leadership requires hard work, enthusiasm for the job, and sensitivity to what's going on around you. You must set your standards high, be involved, listen, know what the problems are, remove the weak, promote the strong -- and to do this well you've got to be tough." It's mission first and people always.
Be the first to the field and the last to the couch.
"Life is a one fast-moving train, and you have to jump aboard and hold on to your hat and relish the sweep of the wind as it rushes by. You have to enjoy the journey; it's unthankful not to." Reagan on JFK
Education costs money. But then so does ignorance. --Sir Claus Moser
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. --Maya Angelou
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me. --Erma Bombeck
There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. --Aristotle
Life is about making an impact, not making an income. --Kevin Kruse
At the end of the day it comes down to our elected representatives working in a cooperative spirit bringing about the greatest good for the greatest number - Lt Gov Nick Theodore
Your own responsibility as members of Congress is to enable this country, by your legislative activity, to grow as a nation. You are the face of its people, their representatives. You are called to defend and preserve the dignity of your fellow citizens in the tireless and demanding pursuit of the common good, for this is the chief aim of all politics. A political society endures when it seeks, as a vocation, to satisfy common needs by stimulating the growth of all its members, especially those in situations of greater vulnerability or risk. Legislative activity is always best based on care for the people. To this you have been invited, called and convened by those who elected you ... you are asked to protect, by means of the law, the image and likeness fashioned by God on every human face. - Pope Francis' remarks to Congress, Sept 24, 2015
Our reality is a lot of people's fantasy.
Fight on, my men, says Sir Andrew Bartton,
I am hurt but I am not slaine;
Ile lay mee downe and bleed a-while
And then Ile rise and ffight againe.
Ignorance is the parent of fear. Herman Melville Moby Dick
Better (to) sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian. Herman Melville Moby Dick
The only new thing in the world is the history you don't know. Harry Truman
Fear is natural. Fear is human. But it's my belief that unity, collaboration, and love is even more natural or human. - Me