Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
With everything that is going on in the world today this inscription at Arlington National Cemetery seems to give reason as to why solders everywhere do what they do. Not for fame or reward, not for place or for rank, not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity, but in simple obedience to duty as they understood it, these men suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all, and died.
We can’t all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.
It terrified me to have an idea that was solely mine to be no longer a part of my mind, but totally public.
—Maya Lin on her design for Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy forget in time that men have died to win them.
—Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Thirty-second president of the United States
Get all the advice and instruction you can, and be wise the rest of your life.
I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.
When your writing is filled with detail, it has a lot more impact.
The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred.
—George Bernard Shaw
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.
The key to success is to get out into the store and listen to what the associates have to say. It’s terribly important for everyone to get involved. Our best ideas come from clerks and stock boys.
There are three great questions which in life we have over and over again to answer: Is it right or wrong? Is it true or false? Is it beautiful or ugly? Our education ought to help us to answer these questions.
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
The small share of happiness attainable by man exists only insofar as he is able to cease to think of himself.
Hone your skills for work and family and you hone them for living life to the fullest