Quotes I

“Become indispensable at your job!”
                — DCF
“I will never abandon my principals, no matter my interests!”
                — DCF
Anxious for nothing.
            —Max Locado, Name of book by same name.
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
            — Frederick Douglass
Do you know what isn’t so?
You know what isn’t so!
All you know is what isn’t so!
For many people school is the end not the beginning.
            — Robert Kiyosaki
For all to many school was the end of learning not the beginning.
            — DCF
Refusing to read condemns you to a life of self-imposed ignorance. For all to many school is the end of learning not the beginning.
            — DCF
He who has a why can bare any how.
            — Nitche
“Education doesn’t make you smarter.”
            — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
2 Nephi 9:28-9
The line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.
            — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Failure defeats losers. Failure inspires winners.
            — Robert Kiyosaki
What you focus on is what happens.
              — Dave Ramsey
The greatest single ingredient in success, in a joyful and productive life is failure.
                — Scott Hamilton
The greatest single ingredient for success is failure. or Failure is the greatest single ingredient for success.
                — DCF
The secret of peace is forgiveness.
             — Chinese Proverb — Secret-Of-Peace-Meme.jpg
“It is the task of the enlightened not only to ascend to learning and to see the good but to be willing to descent again to those prisoners and to share their troubles and their honors whether they are worthy of having it or not.”
Mastering your enemies makes you strong. Mastering yourself makes you fearless.
            — Lao Tzu
Need is a weak word. Has nothing to do with what people get. Ain’t what you need that matters. It’s what you do.
            — Robert Newton Peck, A Day No Pigs Would Die, p113
Time spent is not distance covered. All these years in the world I have chosen, and how close I have come to true atonement? Arrogance no longer rules my life…but it still lurked within my spirit. Not daring to face my sword, it reached out its tendrils very tentatively, always testing. Each time I recognized it’s emergence, I strike.
            — Andrew Vaschss, Haiku
Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life.
            — Mortimer J. Adler
You, however, walk by the uninformed working of your imagination.
            — Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
For so are the men of this world, they must have all their good things now.
            — Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
As citizens, our greatest responsibility during times of crisis is to think clearly and independently.
            — Bryan Hyde
“Is anyone anywhere taught how to listen? How utterly amazing is the general assumption that the ability to listen well is a natural gift for which no training is required. How extraordinary is the fact that no effort is made anywhere in the whole of the educational process to help individuals learn how to listen well?
            — Mortimer Adler, How to speak, how to listen.    — How-To-Listen-Meme.jpg
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.
            — Winston Churchill
“You see, there isn’t a movie that’s going to help you with this. It will be books, and more books, cherished books, filtered wisdom, sympathetic reading, critical reading, rehearsing, thinking about it again, then thinking about it again and then, thinking about it again, and articulating a position that’s tight. … It won’t be easy. It’ll be great, joyous fun, though.”
             — Daniel Robinson, Oxford University philosophy professor — Cherished-Books-Meme.jpg
Initiative: The ability to solve problems and take action by thinking of the solutions rather than being told what to do. — meme
“Traditional wisdom is usually more tradition than wisdom.”
“Five years from today you’ll be the same person you are today, with the same problems you’ve got today except for the books you read and the people you meet [and the money you save].”
            — Charlie “Tremendous” Jones
Knowledge is free. Bring your own container.
                   — Knowledge-Is-Free-Meme-The-Internet-Dark-Ages.jpg
“A paragraph feels casual and informative. A numbered list feels authoritative and useful. When presenting a big idea, reduce the big idea to a numbered list and your audience will more quickly grasp it.”
            — Roy H. Williams
Does your trillion gigawatt hard-drive need a reboot? Read a book!
            — DCF     – Reboot-Your-Hard-Drive-Meme.jpg
If you don’t read you are leaving the majority of your brain’s power out of the equation
            — DCF
Your life is the intellectual equivalent of cheez whiz. How embarrassing
“Why are you living the intellectual equivalent of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese?”
          — Stephen King – Intellectual-Equivalent-Mac-Cheese-Meme.jpg
______ Money, Affluence ___ Financial Advice _______
The advice I’d give to the 25-year-old version of me. Learn what the habits of the wealthy are. — DCF
Habits of the wealthy
1. They read books. Millionaires read one nonfiction book a month on average.
2. They are frugal. They look for bargains and rarely pay full price for things.
3. They spend less than they make. They use their income to purchase assets before the purchase liabilities.
4. They manage their time, energy (exercise) and money. (https://theinternetdarkages.blogspot.com/2018/01/how-does-one-become-wealthy.html?m=1)
5. They avoid debt. They save and pay cash for what they want. They never rely on debt.
6. They budget. They save.
7. They give.
8. They set goals.
9. They buy assets.
10. They save.
I think there should be a FICO IQ score/definition as well as a Wealth IQ score and an Asset IQ score.
Do I know my Money IQ Formulas:
Wealth IQ – W:IQ
Financial IQ – F:IQ
Asset IQ – A:IQ
Retirement IQ – R:IQ – ChrisHogan360.com/riq/
The shortest path to wealth is getting out of debt & staying out of debt.
          — Dave Ramsey
The key to wealth is having money to invest!
Your income is your only wealth building tool!
Is your income your only wealth building tool? — meme
If your income is your only wealth building tool youd better manage it well.
Your FICO Score Means…You Are Good at Paying Interest!
            — meme
Your FICO Score Means…You Don’t Understand Money!
            — meme
Your FICO Score Means…You Are Bad With Money!
         — meme
Your FICO Score Doesnt Mean…You Are Good With Money!
         — meme
Your FICO Score Doesnt Mean…You Have Money!
            — meme
Your FICO Score Doesn’t Mean…You Have Good Income!
            — meme
Your FICO Score Doesn’t Mean…You Have Any/Great Wealth!
Your FICO Score Doesn’t Mean…You Have Any Assets!
            — meme
Spend Less Than You Make!
          — Dave Ramsey — Wealth-Building-Tool-Meme-Dave-Ramsey-2.jpg
Debt is Dumb!
          — Dave Ramsey    — meme
Debt is a threat!
            — Chris Hogan    — meme
Success is doing what the failures won’t do! Failure is refusing to do what the successful do. — Jim Rohn — Wealth-Building-Tool-Meme-Jim-Rohn.jpg
The Dave Ramsey Diet
          — Dave-Ramsey-Diet-Meme.gif
The more dollars adult children receive, the fewer dollars they accumulate, while those who are given fewer dollars accumulate more.
            — The millionaire next door, p168
Our nations disease is its “success.” —DCF
Our nations disease has shown to be its affluence.  —DCF
William James wrote H.G. Wells in 1906 and said, “The squalid cash interpretation put on the word ‘success,’ is our national disease.”
“A strange species we are. We can stand anything God and Nature can throw at us save only plenty. If I wanted to destroy a nation, I would give it too much and I would have it on its knees, miserable, greedy and sick.”
                – John Steinbeck
The one thing our species is helpless against is good fortune. It first puzzles, then frightens, then angers, and finally destroys us.
             — John Steinbeck
self-indulgence, accumulation of wealth or things, destroy
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority it is time to pause and reflect.
            — Mark Twain
Be not conformed to this world. or Be not shaped by this world.
    — Romans 12:2
Your most powerful wealth building tool is your income!
        — Dave Ramsey – Wealth-Building-Tool-Meme-Dave-Ramsey-1a.jpg
It’s worth it to pay a price to win.
        — Dave Ramsey
“$125/ wk invested in stock market for 25 years = $1 million+”
         — Dave Ramsey
“Live like no one else now so you can live like no one else later.”
                — Dave Ramsey
“Man only rises to the level of his preparation and knowledge.”
            ― Dave Ramsey

“Adults devise a plan and execute it. Children just do what feels good.”
    — Dave Ramsey          Devise-A-Plan-Meme-Ann.gif
“The wealthy devise a plan and execute it. The poor just do what feels good.”
        — DCF – People Planning_394279114.jpg
If you can’t pay cash, you can’t afford it. — If-You-Can’t-Pay-Cash-Meme.jpg
“The Godly man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children.”
          — God (Proverbs 13:22)
Don’t postpone a prompting.
            — Thomas S. Monson         — Dont-Postpone-Prompting-Meme-1.jpg        — Dont-Postpone-Prompting-Meme-2.jpg
Because we no longer keep journals, the rich lives of our ancestors are virtually unknown to us. Certainty of judgment and manner cannot be acquired in a single generation but only with a legacy mentality, handed down, passed on, retold, relived and believed. Not having grown up in a family that believed the essence of learning lay not entirely in formal education but in the deeply rooted obligation to be guardians of a greater historical heritage and intellectual tradition it is nearly impossible to pass on that which our progenitors were and are because of them.*
                — rewritten based on a quote from *Eberhard Bethge
A tragedy is not how one dies but how one has lived.
             —Salman Rushdie     Tragedy-How-You-Lived-Meme-The-Internet-Dark-Ages.png
“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”
            — President Harry Truman
_____ 2nd Amendments ________
Where has a gun law reduced crime?
Utah law has allowed citizens to carry concealed in schools for 25 years. No school shootings have occurred. Enough Said!
Gun Free Zones are Open Targets. All Stats Prove it is True.
Run. Hide. Fight. FU.
Don’t Run. Fight!     —Dont-Run-Fight-Meme.jpg
Guns save lives.
Because guns save lives don’t you think everyone should have a gun for self-protection!
“Gun Violence” is nonsensical, people are violent, guns are inanimate.
“Assault Rifle” is nonsensical, people can assault, a rifle is inanimate.
             — Assault-Rifle-Meme.jpg
Be A Man. Get A Gun. — B-A-Man-Meme.jpg
Free People Own Guns. Slaves Don’t.
June is National safety month… Carry a Glock!   National-Safety-Month-Meme-1.png, National-Safety-Month-Meme-2.png
“I have a work for thee.”
          — God (Moses1:6) — I-Have-A-Work-for-You
Meme D&C 11:8
“If you desire, you shall be the means of doing much good in this generation (world).”
“Every one of us has a meaningful role to play in furthering God’s work.”
      — (link to I have a work for thee by Elder John C. Pingree Jr. 2017 Oct conference talk)
The Lord has more in mind for you than you might imagine!
      — paraphrased from (link to I have a work for thee by Elder John C. Pingree Jr. 2017 Oct conference talk)
The Lord needs you to change the world.
      — (link to I have a work for thee by Elder John C. Pingree Jr. 2017 Oct conference talk)
Every assignment from God is important.
        — (link to I have a work for thee by Elder John C. Pingree Jr. 2017 Oct conference talk)
“Only fools and bigots make sweeping, judgmental generalizations about large groups of people based on the distasteful actions of a very few.”
        — The Washington Post
“No discipline seems pleasant at the time.”
                — God    Heb 12:11 New International Version (NIV) 11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. (Dave Ramsey translates the back half to, “Live like no one else so you can live like no one else.”)
“Time will entice after all.”
“… if a man does not master his circumstances then he is bound to be mastered by them.” (paraphrased)
“The Count restricted himself to two succinct pieces of parental advice. The first was that if one did not master one’s circumstances, one was bound to be mastered by them; and the second was Montaigne’s maxim that the surest sign of wisdom is constant cheerfulness.”
        ― Amor TowlesA Gentleman in Moscow 
“Montaigne’s maxim that the surest sign of wisdom is constant cheerfulness.
“Imaging what might happen if one’s circumstances were different was the only sure route to madness.”
        ― Amor TowlesA Gentleman in Moscow
“Silence can be a form of protest. It can be a means of survival. But it can also be a school of poetry—one with its own meter, tropes, and conventions. One that needn’t be written with pencils or pens; but that can be written in the soul with a revolver to the chest.”
            ― Amor TowlesA Gentleman in Moscow
“By their very nature, human beings are so capricious, so complex, so delightfully contradictory, that they deserve not only our consideration, but our reconsideration—and our unwavering determination to withhold our opinion until we have engaged with them in every possible setting at every possible hour.”
            ― Amor TowlesA Gentleman in Moscow
I’ll tell you what is convenient,” he said after a moment. “To sleep until noon and have someone bring you your breakfast on a tray. To cancel an appointment at the very last minute. To keep a carriage waiting at the door of one party so that on a moment’s notice it can whisk you away to another. To sidestep marriage in your youth and put off having children altogether. These are the greatest of conveniences, Anushka—and at one time, I had them all. But in the end, it has been the inconveniences that have mattered to me most.”
            ― Amor TowlesA Gentleman in Moscow
Television is not merely an entertainment medium. It is a philosophy of discourse, every bit as capable of altering a culture as was the printing press. Among other things, the printed word created the modern idea of prose, and invested exposition with unprecedented authority as a means of conducting public affairs. Television disdains exposition, which is serious, sequential, rational, and complex. It offers instead a mode of discourse in which everything is accessible, simplistic, concrete, and above all, entertaining. As a result, America is the world’s first culture in jeopardy of amusing itself to death.
                — Neil Postman, speech, Amusing ourselves to death,1984
As Huxley saw it, people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.
            — Neil Postman talk
Technological progress and human progress are not the same thing!
            — Neil Postman

 We cannot repent for someone else. But we can forgive someone else, refusing to hold hostage those to whom the Lord seeks to set free.
        — Neal A. Maxwell
Psychomelolali / Psychoamelolali / Psycholalomeli

adoption, meme, loss, language, literacy

The loss of language to meme literacy. The adoption of memes overwriting as literacy.

Images replaced words – meme
Typography was replaced by imagery
The 21st centuries biggest travesty
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
        — Anaïs Nin
Styx – Haven’t we been here before
The most valuable skill a businessperson can have is the ability to recruit and retain good people.
                — Roy H. Williams — Most-Valuable-Skill-Businessman-Can-Have-Meme-TheInternetDarkAges.jpg
“The merely urgent is rarely important and the truly important is rarely urgent.”
                — Roy H. Williams (another related quote from A Gentleman in Moscow, “For his part, the Count opted…)
“Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You’ll be criticized anyway.”
         — Eleanor Roosevelt
Today we would pass through the scenes of our youth like travelers. We are burnt up by hard facts. Like tradesmen we understand distinctions, and like butchers necessities. We are no longer untroubled, we are indifferent. We might exist there but should we really live there? We are forlorn like children but experienced like old men. We are crude and sorrowful and superficial. I believe we are lost.
        — All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
You cannot allow circumstances to make you sad. You cannot allow them to make you mad. You can choose to be glad instead.
           — Dieter F. Uchtdorf, 3 Sisters, 2017 Oct Womans Conference
My past doesn’t define my future!
           — DCF – Dave Ramsey said, The past doesn’t define your future.
Disobedience brings the penalty of law!
             — DCF
To the unknowing, their own lack of knowledge proves there are secrets. After many repetitions, the burden shifts on its axis. An inability to disprove even the most nonsensical claim proves its truth.
        — Haiku by Andrew Vachss
When you pray, you hold the attention of the most powerful being in the universe!
         — Juan A. Uceda  |  meme
Praying gets you an appointment with the king of all kings!
“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”
            — Edgar Degas
“How can man survive the poverty, the imbued shallowness, of mere affluence?”
             — DCF
“Finding that other men, like themselves, could not be made by punishment to accept other than their own opinions, the children were taken in their earliest years, and drilled and taught to believe what they were to think out for themselves when the age of discretion was reached.”
            — New England Primer
“Nothing, indeed, is more symptomatic of our modern lack of logic than our consciousness of the futility of mere material affluence in itself, and at the same time our pathetic belief that the salvation of the “poor” is to lift them into affluence!”
        — E. Merrill Root, p7 America’s Steadfast Dream
“Only the wit and the hard work and will of individual men, black men and white men, can from wreck and sediment create a fairer world.”
        — E. Merrill Root, p2 America’s Steadfast Dream – Meme 1
“… we again face the eternal fact that, outside intelligence and courage in the individual soul, there is no security.”
        — E. Merrill Root, p2 America’s Steadfast Dream
“Truth is like a bell. We strike it, and then the beautiful resonance of sound fades into silence.” Meme 1
        — E. Merrill Root, p296 America’s Steadfast Dream

I’ve taken my shots. I’ve had to pay

For my mistakes, day after day
Some of them good, many…OK
Many more poor, I’m sad to say
And over time, I’ve learned to say
I did it all. Yes, I did it my way.


Outside intelligence and courage in the individual soul, there is no security.
    — E. Merrill Root
The schools will not do it. The colleges will not do it. [The government will not do it.] You, the parents, must do it or it will not be done.
         — E. Merrill Root, parentheses added by dcf. See humpty dumpty post
“Men cannot accept other than their own opinions”
— DCF (paraphrased from New England Primer Introduction p 7)
Finding that other men, like themselves, could not be made by punishment to accept other than their own opinions, the children were taken in their earliest years and drilled and taught to believe what they were to think out for themselves when the age of discretion was reached.
The people will not revolt. They will not look up from their screens long enough to notice what’s happening
    — George Orwell, 1984
Read the book before you see the movie.
        — Michael J. fox
Things turn out best for those people who make the best of the way things turn out.
    — John Wooden
Did your education prepare you for your life? – DCF
Is your education preparing you for your life? -DCF
Your education didn’t prepare you for life! – DCF
Entertainment Creates Culture
Culture Creates Values
Values Create Societies
     — Glenn Beck
“If life doesn’t offer a game worth playing then invent a new one.”
“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” Meme
    — Anthony J. D’Angelo
Replace fear of the unknown with curiosity. Meme
    — Unknown
“He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.” Meme
    — Jonathan Swift
“How he sucked on his power like a piece of candy.”
      — poem excerpt from “My time in better dresses” by Marge Piercy from Made in Detroit
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
“Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.”
— Earl Nightingale
For America to remain healthy its voters must vote with knowledge and kindness.
“Men cannot accept other than their own opinions”
What Influences Change?
1. Time – You need time to change
2. Want – You have to want to change
3. Must hit rock bottom
1. Incentive –  What’s in it for me?
2. Proof – Proof beyond a reasonable doubt – or see below
[The key is to trick the mind by giving it an excuse. Convince your own mind (or your friends) that your prior decision or prior belief was the right one given what you knew, but now that the underlying facts have changed, so should the mind.]
See Confirmation bias, the tendency to undervalue evidence that contradicts our beliefs and overvalue evidence that confirms them
The two-way connection between mood and memory is that your memories affect your mood which affects your memories.
        — The Luck Factor
“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situation.”
          — Charles Swindoll
Nothing’s been the same since Death Died!
          — Bono Nothings-Been-The-Same-Meme.gif
Are you open to the possibilities around you?
      See “Luck School” by Richard Wiseman
Are you willing to live without knowing the outcome? That is freedom!
“Yesterday, you said tomorrow.” Today is Yesterday!
          — Nike
“There are seven days in the week and ‘someday’ isn’t one of them.”
This is my quest —
To follow that star
No matter how hopeless
no matter how far.
To fight for the right
Without question or pause
To be willing to march into Hell
For a heavenly cause.
“And I know if I’ll only be true
To this glorious quest
That my heart will lie peaceful and calm
When I’m laid to my rest.”
And the world will be better for this,
That one man scorned and covered with scars
Still strove with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable star.
Today’s slave is unable to or too lazy to (20 Indicators that you are a slave)
1 – set and keep goals,
2 – make and keep commitments,
3 – manage money or spend less than they make (keep a FICO),
4 – use time wisely or employ time management,
5 – manage media use (ie: limit FB usage, limit time watching netflix, gaming to excess, etc.),
6 – ability and discipline to read for learning & pleasure,
7 – curb language (not swear excessively),
8 – places others before self,
9 – listen more than you speak,
10 – think through a problem,
11 – puts thoughts above feelings,
12 – place needs before wants,
13 – plan for the future and lives in the past,
14 –  stop addictions/substance abuses (ie: temperance for alcohol and drugs),
15 – engage in civics,
16 – seek and find truth,
17 – choose right from wrong,
18 – take care of their health (eat healthy, excursive, brush teeth, etc.)
19 – willingly pay the “poor tax” – buy a lottery ticket, keep a car payment, buy things on credit, keep and use a credit card(s) and the like
20 – avoid pornography at all costs!
If you are thoughtless you are a slave!
To make a contented slave you must make him thoughtless.
To make a slave you must make him ignorant. ignorance = slavery
      – paraphrased from Fredrick Douglas’, My Bondage and My Freedom, “To make a contented slave you must make a thoughtless one.”
Be “sui generis”! – one of a kind, unique, peculiar, a bread apart, being yourself!
[slave owner/tyrant] His power is absolute and irresponsible
        — Fredrick Douglas
Speaking to or crying over a husband never did any good yet.
         — Kipling
“To say that animals evolved into man is like saying Cararra marble evolved into Michael Angelo’s David.”
        — Tom Wolfe, The Kingdom of Speech
“There is no such thing as ‘established science,’ which is immune to criticism. If it is ‘established’ beyond criticism and questioning, it’s not science.”
“To live is to battle the demons in the heart as well as the brain. To write is to preside at judgment day over one’s self.”
        — Henrik Ibsen, “A Verse”
“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going to.”
           variation of quote by — Beverly Sills
Why try to fit in when you were born to stand out.
        — Dr. Seuss
     “Do not confuse pleasure with happiness. Unhappy people can have pleasure.
     Happiness is the result of knowing who you are, why you are here, and what you should do.
     We need identity, purpose and adventure.”
        — Roy H. Williams
If it happens daily across the world, it isn’t an isolated incidence. We are under attack!
            — DCF meme
“We will [can] become spiritual first responders, bringing help from on high.”
        — Elder Ronald A. Rasband     meme
“Remember, you are about the work of the still, small voice.”
        — Elder Ronald A. Rasband meme
“Only the disciplined are truly free. The undisciplined are slaves to moods, appetites and passions.”
— Stephen R. Covey     meme
Get Your Grey On!
More grey for your matter!
“Are you connecting dots or collecting dots?”
We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous and in doing good to all men.
        — Article of Faith 13, lds.org     Article-of-Faith-13-Meme-The-Internet-Dark-Ages.png
“You can be wise and happy or stupid and miserable. The choice is yours.” —Gordon B. Hinckley
To quote Hamlet, Act III, scene III, line 87, NO!
To Quote Hamlet, Act I, Scene II, Line 240 (CCXL), YES!
“When advertising slogans are better known than the Ten Commandments or the Bill of Rights, when shopping malls are our places of worship, when bad behavior is justified as long as it leads to profit, when debt is justified as long as it leads to plasma TV, and when the measure of a person is the brand of car he drives, maybe it’s time to ask whether we’ve corrupted the very nature of capitalism. Believe it or not, capitalism originated as a system for the little guy. It replaced feudalism, in which a few wealthy owners had all the power and money and the common person had nothing. It was a noble ideal.”
     — Lee Iacocca, Where Have All the Leaders Gone? p. 127-128
The reason history repeats itself is because we pay too little attention the first time.
    — Roy H. Williams
The interesting cannot speak for too long, and the boring cannot speak for too little.
    — Dennis Prager
“The antidote for frustration and fear is encouragement.
The antidote for anger is to listen, smile and extend a hand.”
    — Roy H. Williams (Listen)
The cost of being wrong is less than the cost of doing nothing.
    — Seth Godin     Cost-Being-Wrong-Meme-1.gif
make ditty
If you find yourself half naked
and barefoot in the frosty grass….

Say only, thank you.

“Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions.”
          — G.K. Chesterton        Tolerance-Virtue-Meme-6×6-Internet-Dark-Ages-Ann.gif
— You have the constitutional right to own any weapon you want to!
— To shoot unsuppressed is uncivilized (in British fashion)
   — Support the second amendment with tanerite
   — Niles, Those Americans are still backwoodsmen… They don’t even have an hearing protection act.
“Evil is so bright that people cannot stare it in the eyes. It is so blinding that people choose to look at other things.”
    — Dennis Prager         Evil-is-so-Bright-Dennis-Prager-Quote-2-Ann.gif
“Cowards are attracted to force and power.”
    — Dennis Prager        Cowards-Attracted-Fource-Meme.jpg

Propaganda: it benefits the teller, not the recipient!                 meme
Propaganda benefits the teller, not the recipient!

“For we are all somehow dreadfully cracked about the head, and sadly needing mending.”    — Herman Melville, Moby Dick     Moby-Dick-Quote-Ann.gif

“Accepting words as reality is the fairy tale of our time.”
        — DCF        meme 1, meme 2
40% of all US homes have a gun. Thanks Obama.      meme
“Believers need no proof. Non-believers will accept no proof.”
    — DCF        meme
“Starve your inhibitions, gorge your imagination.”
    — Stephen Palmer        meme
“We are perishing for want of wonder, not for want of wonders!”
        — G. K. Chesterton       meme
“Discipline is to teach, not punish.”
    — Dan Clark       meme
People have the right to own any weapon they want to! — DCF        meme
“… the use of a university is to make young gentleman as unlike their fathers as possible.”
      — President Woodrow Wilson 1914       meme
Great Minds meme
    — Henry Thomas Buckle        meme
Are you a man that cooperated with the present system or a man that moved it forward?
         — DCF
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.
        — G.K. Chesterton
Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.
        — G.K. Chesterton
“How selfish soever man may be supposed there are evidently some principals in his nature which interests him in the fortune of others and render their happiness necessary to him though he derives nothing from it except the pleasure of seeing it.”
     — Adam Smith in The Theory of Moral Sentaments
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends upon the unreasonable man.”
    — George Bernard Shaw
“People will do what you describe clearly!”
    — sounds like Roy H. Williams
“Posts with videos attract 3x more inbound links than plain text posts.”
    — SEOmoz
“Consumers are 5X more likely to watch a video than read content in its entirety.”
    — Fred Joyal, Becoming Remarkable, p.241
Creating ideas that spread and connecting the disconnected are the safety zone of our time.
“A lifetime spent noticing begins to turn into the ability to see what others can’t.
    — Seth Godin
“He who knows most believes the least.”
— Henry Thomas Buckle
“Insubordination is only the evidence of a strong mind.”
     — Napoleon
“Everyone you meet has a valuable skill”
“There are leaders and there are those who lead. Leaders hold a position of power or influence. Those who lead inspire us.”
    — Simon Sinek, Start With Why
“There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.”
    — Ray Bradbury
“Without libraries, what do we have? We have no past and no future.”
    — Ray Bradbury
“Without libraries we only have tyranny, no past and no future.”
    — DCF
“Without libraries we have no past and no future. We only have tyranny!”
    — DCF
“Without libraries we have no past and no future. We only have ignorance and are easily lead by tyrants and despots!”
    — DCF
“We cannot expect our presidents to rise very far above the political thought of the culture.”
    — Hedley Donovan
“In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.”
     —Eric Hoffer
“People don’t trade money for things when they value their money more highly than they value the things.”
     — Roy H. Williams
“No trade will be made unless they want the thing more than they want their money.”
     — Roy H. Williams
“90% of the people in an organization 
have more creative ability, talent, 
resourcefulness and intelligence than 
their present jobs require or allow.”
          —Steven Covey as told by Connie LaMotta and Victoria James in Making a Positive First Impression
I have 90% more creative ability, talent, resourcefulness and intelligence than any organization I have worked for required or allowed. —DCF
HaiKu by DCF
Read Sal read
Whenever you are alone
Read Sal read
The right to tax
Is a license to steal
Don’t give them that right!
You can disarm me
That only strengthens the bad
That gives you power
Without libraries
we only have tyranny,
no past, no future.
I wish I had said
A thousand things I never
Could have said before
Holding back is like
Steeling the wages you’re paid
Make something that sells
“drop” Haiku 5-7-5
I wish I had not…
Dropped the ball on that last pass
Could have won it all!
A new task
Don’t drop the ball again
Here’s to your success
I dropped the ball
I dropped the key
I dropped the line but that ain’t me.
I can do
I can be
I can make the people see.
“There are three constants in life… Change, Choices and Principals.”
      — Stephen R. Covey
“If you vote for the lesser of two evils you are still voting for evil… You should always vote for the best possible candidate, whether they have a chance of winning or not, and they, even if the worst possible candidate wins, the Lord will bless our country more because more people were willing to stand up for what is right.”
      — Ezra Taft Benson.         cant find source.
“If eternal vigilance is the price of freedom, incessant distractions are the way politicians take away our freedoms in order to enhance their own power and longevity in office.”
    — Thomas Sowell, Dismantling America
“A people without a heritage are easily persuaded.”
    — Karl Marx
“There is no peace in reflecting on the pains of old wounds.”
    — Gordon B. Hinkley
“There is no comfort in harboring the pains of the past.”     Drop your pride and love again.
     — DCF
 “The Devil cannot force, all is voluntary.” Wow. Dittyed.
Autotelic: Doing something for the value of doing it, for its own merit, for its own sake.
                 (See Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow67-70) found here >>
Today I decide to be wealthy!
Money comes quickly & easily to me!
I find money all the time!
• “Poor people spend their money and invest what’s left. Rich people invest their money and spend what’s left.”
    — Jim Rohn
“Profits are better than wages”
• Set apart a portion (10%) of your income for active income. Profits are better than wages, 10% for passive Capitol  (stocks), 10% for charity
“Stories are data with a soul.”
        — B René Brown
• “The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.”
        — author unknown
• Politics is the art of making people believe they are in power when in fact they have none.
    —Young Wicked
• “Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live; it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.”
    — Oscar Wide
• “Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”
          — Confucius
• “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”
          — Wayne Dyer
• “If you don’t change directions you may end up where you are heading.”
          — Lao Tzu
• “A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”
          — Winston Churchill
• “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”
               — Leo Tolstoy
• “You must only preach what you practice.”
          — Dan Clark
“Adversity only introduces us to ourselves.”
         — Dan Clark
I do my best “not because it is expected by others but because it is demanded of myself!”
         — Dan Clark
“You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.”
         — Dan Clark / Jim Rohn – meme
● “In life there are no mistakes, only lessons!”
         — Dan Clark
“No matter what our past has been, we have a spotless future.”
         — Dan Clark
“One moment in time can change everything!”
         — Dan Clark
“Reason leads to conclusions but emotions leads to actions.”
         — Dan Clark
“Pain is the signal to grow, not to suffer. Once we learn the lesson the pain teaches us, the pain goes away.”
         — Dan Clark
“I like me best when I’m with you. I want to see you again!”
        — Dan Clark
“I don’t know everything… but I do know enough!”
        — Dan Clark
“Entertaining yourself is infinitely more valuable than being entertained.”
    — Dennis Prager
“Pain is inevitable, misery is optional.”
    — Dennis Pager
“Everything has to be universally applicable” or it is not a truth.
    — Dennis Prager
“The left does not argue it labels!”
    — Dennis Prager

• “Courage is the most important human characteristic.”

          — Dennis Prager
“When you don’t fight real evil, you fight either little evils or make-believe evils.”
          — Dennis Prager
“Those who don’t fight evil fight trivia.”
    — Dennis Prager
“It’s how parents act after a divorce that is more determinative than the divorce itself.”
    — Dennis Prager
“You don’t have freedom if you are not brave.”
    — Dennis Prager
“If you don’t know history… You don’t know anything!”
    — Dennis Prager
“If we do what we want to do… We will ruin our lives!”
    — Dennis Prager
“The left is spiritually and morally weak.”
    — Dennis Prager
“Comparison is the thief of joy.”
    — Eleanor Roosevelt / Theodore Roosevelt
“Your future is as bright as your faith.”
           — Thomas Monson
“The merely urgent is rarely important and the truly important is rarely urgent.”
    — Roy H. Williams
“A difference that makes no difference is no difference at all.”
    — William James
“Christians should turn to the holy spirit in preparation for martyrdom.”
    — Pope Francis in 2015
“When emotions walk in, Reason walks out.”  — ?
“The unfinished pyramid waiting patiently for its shining capstone, which hovers above it, as a reminder of America’s yet unfinished destiny and the work yet to be done, both as a country and as individuals.”
    — Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol
“Darkness feeds on apathy… and conviction is our most potent antidote.”
    — Dan Brown, The lost symbol p416
“Our political system is the worst, except for all others.”
    — Jay Severin
“You cannot teach a man anything. You can only help him discover it within himself.”
    — Galileo
“The gospel is not just a thing. It is everything!”  — ?
• “Freedom has been given a chance and has failed. Therefore more stringent controls are necessary. Since men are unable and unwilling to solve their problems voluntary, they must be forced to do it.”
   — Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
“People don’t buy what you do. They buy why you do it!”
    — Simon Sinek
“By our irrational reactions we invite our own failure.”
    — The Anatomy of Peace
“Collusion: A conflict where the parties are inviting the very thing they’re fighting against.”
    — The Anatomy of Peace
Journalist Henry Mencken said it best in 1924 when he wrote that “the aim of public education is to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.” —Henry-Mencken-Meme.jpg
“The aim of public education is to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.”
          — Journalist Henry Mencken, 1924
“Cowards are attracted to force and power.”
        — Rabbi Daniel Lapin
“Don’t let what you can’t do keep you from doing what you can do.”
      — Connie Nells Robins Nate Bracken Chambers
“Those with the highest levels of education have the lowest exposure to people with conflicting points of view.”
      — Dianna Mutz, U of Penn. Prof of Political Science & Communications
In America “The better educated you are the more closed your mind.”
         — Alan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind
The better the educated, the more closed the mind!
      — DCF
“I’ve read too much history to believe the news!” — DCF
“I’ve read too much history to believe politicians!”— DCF
“I’ve read too much history to believe the government!”— DCF
“Emotions must not wholly determine decisions, but the mind and the heart, strengthened by fasting and prayer and serious consideration, will give one a maximum chance of marital happiness. It brings with it sacrifice, sharing, and a demand for great selflessness.”
— Spencer  w. Kimball, March 1977 Ensign,  pages 3–5
“When men have the opportunity to do nothing, they will take it.”
    — High Priests Quorum Pres. Tom Deavers
When you break the big laws, you do not get liberty; you do not even get anarchy. You get the small laws.
        — G.K. Chesterton
“Real knowledge is to know one’s ignorance.”
          — Confucius
“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.”
          — Charles Darwin
“The fool thinks himself to be wise but the wiseman knows himself to be a fool.”
          — Shakespeare
“When you can’t live by big laws you will be forced to live by small laws.”
          — DCF
“If man is not governed by God, he will be governed by tyrants.”
          — William Penn
“You aren’t what you are doing. You are what you would choose.”
I am valuable. I can accomplish much. I accomplish something every day. I can finish that project and I will finish it.
            — DCF
 “I am the Son of God. I am of divine parentage. Because I am, there are certain things expected of me. Because I am, I can do them! And because I am and I can do them, I will!”
     — Babble
…a student attains ‘higher order thinking’ when he no longer believes in right or wrong. A large part of what we call good teaching is a teacher´s ability to obtain effective objectives by challenging the student’s fixed beliefs. …a large part of what we call teaching is that the teacher should be able to use education to reorganize a child’s thoughts, attitudes, and feelings.”
          — Benjamin Bloom, psychologist and educational theorist, “Major Categories in the Taxonomy of Educational Objectives,” pg. 185
Autotelic: Doing something for the value of doing it, for its own merit, for its own sake.
    — Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow67-70
– False synonyms: Self-esteem vs. Self-worth
• “Men that did not know that they were slaves do not know that they have been freed.”
Men that do not know they are slaves do not know how to be freed. – DCF
Men that do not know they are slaves do not know how to be free. – DCF
“The more the ignorance, the better the slave …”
               — Edmund Fairfield; President, Hillsdale College; July 4, 1853
Quote: “The ability to create is the most powerful thing that can happen to an individual.”
     — Patrick Awuah – Founder Ashesi University, See his Ted talk
“Feelings are the consequences of thoughts and actions not the premise for action.”
       — Ayn Rand
DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). The manual identifies a new mental illness called “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD. Defined as an “ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior,” symptoms include questioning authority, negativity, defiance, argumentativeness, and being easily annoyed.
• “Sometimes the single phrase of a testimony can set events in motion that affect someone’s life for eternity.”
           — Dieder Uchtdorf
• “You never need be discouraged or afraid. The way through difficulties has always been prepared for you and you will find it if you exercise faith.”
    — Henry B. Erying
…Ugo Betti: “To believe in God is to know that all the rules will be fair, and that there will be wonderful surprises.”     — Personal Peace: The Reward of Righteousness, By Elder Quentin L. Cook, General Conference, 4/2013
• “America is like a healthy body and it’s resistance is threefold: It’s patriotism,  it’s morality, and it’s spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, American will collapse from within.”
         — Joseph Stalin
“It is just a thought and a thought can be changed.”
Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.
            — G. K. Chesterton
Tolerance is the virtue of a man without convictions.
        — G. K. Chesterton
“There is no peace in reflecting on the pains of old wounds.”
          — Gordon B. Hinkley
“There is no comfort in harboring the pains of the past.”
          — DCF