Words Of Wisdom

By Del Meyer on 08/04/2020 1:22 AM

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once […]

By Del Meyer on 03/23/2020 8:37 PM

Lewis Carroll in “Alice in Wonderland” makes a good  case for it: “Would you tell me, please, which way I  ought to go from here?” said Alice. “That depends a  good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.  “I don’t much care where…,” said Alice. “Then it  doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat […]

By Del Meyer on 02/24/2020 8:30 PM

Without freedom of thought there can be no such thing as wisdom, and no such thing as public liberty without freedom of speech. –Ben Franklin Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” ―Bernard M. Baruch When it comes to your health, […]

By Del Meyer on 01/01/2020 10:56 PM

A 1956 profile in Look magazine identified Hoffer as “Ike’s Favorite Author,” elevating this blue-collar workingman to the level of President Eisenhower’s bedside table. It wasn’t just Eisenhower who appreciated Hoffer’s intelligence and wit. Public figures, ranging from the author and historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. to the philosopher and social critic Bertrand Russell, praised his […]

By Del Meyer on 12/17/2019 2:55 AM

“Coming together is a beginning, Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” –Henry Ford Whether you say, “I can” or “I can’t”, either way you are always right. –Henry Ford Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently. –Henry Ford Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or […]

By Del Meyer on 10/17/2019 8:39 AM

I don’t deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don’t deserve that either. –Jack Benny No skill or art is needed to grow old; the trick is to endure it. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Read more . . .

By Del Meyer on 09/17/2019 3:59 AM

Attributing overweight to overeating is hardly more illuminating than ascribing alcoholism to alcohol.              —Jean Mayer All that running, and exercise can do for you is make you healthy. —Denny McClain A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the […]

By Del Meyer on 09/03/2019 2:15 AM

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. –Isaac Asimov “Wealth flows from energy and ideas.” ~ William Feather The very success of medicine in a material way may now threaten the soul of Medicine.  –Walter Martin The great American tabernacle, the medicine cabinet. –Peter Fasoline […]

By Del Meyer on 06/21/2019 1:59 PM

In response to 21-year-old FT intern Niamh Ní Hoireabhaird’s moving op-ed on the difficulty of navigating life as a disabled person, commenter Frag shared some personal advice: https://www.ft.com/content/4e212b28-0214-11e9-99df-6183d3002ee1 I have been on a wheelchair for 25 years now (I am 55) and I would suggest to you the following:

By Del Meyer on 05/16/2019 9:53 PM

Freedom is the right to tell people what they do not want to hear—George Orwell A college is its faculty. If you tell students that they are number one, then they will run the place. They are not number one. They are guests, subsidized by the state, and lucky to spend time with faculty like […]