Monday, October 16, 2017

From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual,” by Arnold Kunst
16 October
Comfort zones are for breaking out of.



“The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet.” - Anonymous

From “Lincoln 365,” by Arnold Kunst:
October 16
'It is much for the young to know that treading the hard path of duty will be noticed and lead to high places.'
- Abraham Lincoln

‘Nothing is denied to well-directed labor, and nothing attained without it.’
- Anonymous



Sunday, October 15, 2017

“We’re not raising children. We’re raising adults.” – Anonymous

15 October
From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual,” by Arnold Kunst
A person’s attitude directly impacts his performance. If your child knows you believe and accept him no matter what, his attitude is secure. He’ll have challenges in life, of course, but he’ll win because you’ve helped him see himself as a winner.



“Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.” - Anonymous

From “Lincoln 365,” by Arnold Kunst:
October 15
‘It is easy to see that, under the sharp discipline of civil war, the nation is beginning a new life.'
- Abraham Lincoln

‘”Impossible” is “I'm possible” in disguise.'
- Anonymous



Saturday, October 14, 2017

“A leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” - Anonymous

14 October
From “The Human Condition: A User’s Manual,” by Arnold Kunst
A loser demands it; a winner models it.

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” – Greek proverb

From “Lincoln 365,” by Arnold Kunst:
October 14
Domestic reaction to the Emancipation Proclamation seemed as furious as it was remarkably shortsighted. The Republican press in giving the proclamation strong editorial support assured their readers that liberated slaves would not stampede into the North and steal their jobs. Even so, this decision cost the Lincoln administration a huge price: by-partisan support for the war disappeared like snow in spring. ‘It is impudent and insulting to God as to man,’ cried one Democrat, ‘for it declares those equal whom God created unequal.’ There was trouble in the army as well with white soldiers cursing liberated slaves with an ‘unreasoning hatred.’ But Lincoln was immovable as stone. He was determined to strike at the rebellion at its very core. He also estimated that making this an overt fight against slavery would doom any hopes the South had of foreign recognition. Finally, he anticipated great advantage not only from depleting the South of slave labor but also in swelling Union ranks with black soldiers [in the end an estimated 186,000 blacks joined the Union war effort].

‘Make your decision on the merits of the thing, not on the fear of what someone may or may not say.'
- Anonymous