Tag Archives: Memorial Day Weekend

The 05/26/13 Joy Jar

25 May

 

Today is in the middle of the Memorial Day Weekend. We celebrate those brave men and women who gave their lives so that we can have freedom and liberty. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is the freedom and liberty we enjoy which was purchased with the ultimate price.

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”
Thomas Paine: The American Crisis, No. 4,1777
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“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke

“Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.” Wendell Phillips,(1811-1884), abolitionist, orator and columnist for The Liberator,  in a speech before the Massachusetts Antislavery Society in 1852, according to The Dictionary of Quotations edited by Bergen Evans

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” — Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania (1759)

“There is no substitute for a militant freedom. The only alternative is submission and slavery.” Calvin Coolidge

“If men were angels, no government would be necessary.  If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.” James Madison,  Federalist no. 51.

“It is weakness rather than wickedness which renders men unfit to be trusted with unlimited power.” John Adams, 1788

“Those who have been once intoxicated with power and have derived any kind of emolument from it can never willingly abandon it.” Edmund Burke

The 05/25/13 Joy Jar

25 May

 

The Memorial Day Weekend should give folk the opportunity to reflect on the bravery of our men and women in the military. It is this bravery that allows us to enjoy the freedoms many of us take for granted. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is the bravery of our men and women in the military.

Diplomats are just as essential to starting a war as soldiers are for finishing it… You take diplomacy out of war, and the thing would fall flat in a week.
Will Rogers

America’s fighting men and women sacrifice much to ensure that our great nation stays free. We owe a debt of gratitude to the soldiers that have paid the ultimate price for this cause, as well as for those who are blessed enough to return from the battlefield unscathed.
Allen Boyd

An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.
Thomas Paine

If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity.
Sun Tzu

When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of a battle-field, they have all one rank in my eyes.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.
Euripides

Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.
Napoleon Bonaparte

The 05/23/13 Joy Jar

23 May

 

Moi is anticipating the Loooong Memorial Day Weekend. She needs the rest. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar is the anticipation of a restful Memorial Day Weekend which heralds the anticipation of Summer.

After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working.
Kenneth Grahame

The only way to go on holiday is with your expectations at ground level. Convince yourself before you go that the weather’s going to be dreadful and there will be nylon sheets. You’ll then be pleasantly surprised.
Jenny Eclair

I’m a minimalist. I don’t really need much to enjoy a good holiday – just my family and the bare essentials. Jean Reno

Thank God its friday, thank God for the long weekend, thank God for my BED. Unknown

Working hours are never long enough. Each day is a holiday, and ordinary holidays are grudged as enforced interruptions in an absorbing vocation. Unknown

A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.” John B. Priestly