March 30, 2012 THE END?

March 30th, 2012

Let the road be rough and dreary
And its end far out of sight,
Foot it bravely, strong or weary–
Trust in God and do the right.
–Macleod in Our Daily Bread 12/12/05

Carl’s Quote of the Day: The End?

March 29, 2012

March 29th, 2012

If a man will begin with certainties,
he shall end in doubts;
but if he will be content to begin with doubts,
he shall end in certainties.
–Sir Francis Bacon

March 28, 2012

March 28th, 2012

In the end, you’re measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish.
–Donald Trump

March 27, 2012

March 27th, 2012

There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory.
–Sir Francis Drake

March 26, 2012

March 26th, 2012

And now, the end is here
And so I face the final curtain
–“My Way” sung by Frank Sinatra

The final curtain is here for Carl’s Quote of the Day… or maybe it’s just time for intermission.  When I started Carl’s Quote of the Day I told myself it would not be a flash in the pan, but something that would go on for a while.  “For a while” will be ten years next Monday.  I could not find time to send any Carl’s Quote of the Day emails last week and that made me realize that perhaps it was time to stop.  I won’t stop collecting quotes; I’ve been doing that since long before Carl’s Quote of the Day.  Anyway, this is the last week for Carl’s Quote of the Day – maybe forever, or maybe I’ll send out something occasionally, or maybe I’ll resume every weekday at some point.  I just don’t know.  But this week the theme is “end.”

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March 16, 2012

March 16th, 2012

History would be a wonderful thing — if it were only true.
–Leo Tolstoy, 1828 – 1910

March 15, 2012

March 15th, 2012

The novelist is the historian of the present. The historian is the novelist of the future.
–Georges Duhamel

March 14, 2012

March 14th, 2012

Backward is just not a natural direction for Americans to look – historical ignorance remains a national characteristic.
–Larry McMurtry

March 13, 2012

March 13th, 2012

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.
–Aldous Leonard Huxley, 1894 – 1963

March 12, 2012

March 12th, 2012

History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.
–Alexis de Tocqueville

This week’s theme at Carl’s Quote of the Day is “History.”

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