In honor of Presidents' Day,
here is a bit of
from the past
to inspire us
in the future...
"Too often...we enjoy the comfort of opinion
without the discomfort of thought."
-John F. Kennedy
"In religious and in secular affairs,
the more fervent beliefs attract followers.
If you are a moderate in any respect -
if you're a moderate on abortion,
if you're a moderate on gun control,
or if you're a moderate in your religious faith -
it doesn't evolve into a crusade
where you're either
right or wrong,
good or bad,
with us or against us."
"The middle of the road
is all of the usable surface.
right and left,
are in the gutters."
-Dwight D. Eisenhower
“All of us share this world
for but a brief moment in time.
The question is whether we spend that time
focused on what pushes us apart,
or whether we commit ourselves to an effort
— a sustained effort --
to find common ground,
to focus on the future we seek for our children,
and to respect the dignity of all human beings.”
"In crucial things, unity.
In important things, diversity.
In all things, generosity."
-George H. W. Bush
"Meet in the Middle"