Lincoln Memorial/ Oliver Wendell Holmes/ Maya Angelou

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I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.  I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.  ~Abraham Lincoln

Freedom is never free.  ~Author Unknown

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!  ~Maya Angelou

Lord, bid war’s trumpet cease;
Fold the whole earth in peace.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree.  ~Thomas Campbell

Boston Museum of Science/ John Berger/ Alfred Billings

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The tulip and the butterfly
Appear in gayer coats than I:
Let me be dressed fine as I will,
Flies, worms, and flowers exceed me still.
~Isaac Watts


Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.  ~Rachel Carson


That we find a crystal or a poppy beautiful means that we are less alone, that we are more deeply inserted into existence than the course of a single life would lead us to believe.  ~John Berger, The Sense of Sight, 1980Nature is man’s teacher.  She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence.  ~Alfred Billings Street

Williamsburg/ Sing Awhile Upon the Roof/ Henry Ward Beecher

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Colonial Williamsburg

May the roof above us never fall in
And may we good companions beneath it never fall out.
~Irish Blessing

There are joys which long to be ours.  God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away.  ~Henry Ward Beecher

Young Women/ Anita Loos/ William Shakespeare/ American Proverb

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photo of two beautiful young women at the beach reading next to the water

, originally uploaded by Davidlind.

If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul.  ~Logan P. SmithThe real problem of leisure time is how to keep others from using yours.  ~Arthur Lacey

The people I’m furious with are the women’s liberationists.  They keep getting up on soapboxes and proclaiming women are brighter than men.  That’s true, but it should be kept quiet or it ruins the whole racket.  ~Anita Loos, New York Times, 10 February 1974


Women speak two languages – one of which is verbal.  ~William Shakespeare

A husband only worries about a particular Other Man; a wife distrusts her whole species.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful.  ~Karl Kraus

A man chases a woman until she catches him.  ~American Proverb

Food and Drink/ Dining/ Garrison Keillor/ Tommy Smothers

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, originally uploaded by Davidlind.


Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.  ~Voltaire


Sex is good, but not as good as fresh, sweet corn.  ~Garrison Keillor


Red meat is not bad for you.  Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you!  ~Tommy Smothers


Welcome to the Church of the Holy Cabbage.  Lettuce pray.  ~Author Unknown


I don’t think America will have really made it until we have our own salad dressing.  Until then we’re stuck behind the French, Italians, Russians and Caesarians.  ~Pat McNelis

Botanic Garden DC/ Percy Bysshe Shelley/ Happiness

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a photo of an orchid in washington dc botanic garden

Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.  ~Author Unknown



A sensitive plant in a garden grew,
And the young winds fed it with silver dew,
And it opened its fan-like leaves to the light,
and closed them beneath the kisses of night.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley, “The Sensitive Plant,” 1820

Waterfall/ Maymont Park/ Richmond, Virginia

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It is imperative to maintain portions of the wilderness untouched so that a tree will rot where it falls, a waterfall will pour its curve without generating electricity, a trumpeter swan may float on uncontaminated water – and moderns may at least see what their ancestors knew in their nerves and blood.  ~Bernand De Voto, Fortune, June 1947

Virginia Beach And A Sailing Day/ John Muir

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sailboat with a beautiful green sail

How hard to realize that every camp of men or beast has this glorious starry firmament for a roof!  In such places standing alone on the mountain-top it is easy to realize that whatever special nests we make – leaves and moss like the marmots and birds, or tents or piled stone – we all dwell in a house of one room – the world with the firmament for its roof – and are sailing the celestial spaces without leaving any track.  ~John Muir

Williamsburg Virginia/ Pour Me A Drink/ H. Jackson Brown, Jr/ John Marcellus Huston

Well-known Quotations

Stay busy, get plenty of exercise, and don’t drink too much.  Then again, don’t drink too little.  ~Herman “Jackrabbit” Smith-Johannsen


A hangover is the wrath of grapes.  ~Author Unknown


I prefer to think that God is not dead, just drunk.  ~John Marcellus Huston


If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them sorrows know how to swim.  ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Boston Museum of Science/ Butterfly/ Jeffrey Glassberg/ Robert Frost

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a photo of a butterfly taken at the boston museum of science

But these are flowers that fly and all but sing:
And now from having ridden out desire
They lie closed over in the wind and cling
Where wheels have freshly sliced the April mire.
~Robert Frost, “Blue-Butterfly Day”


Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life.  And everyone deserves a little sunshine.  ~Jeffrey Glassberg


Love is like a butterfly:  It goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes.  ~Author Unknown

University of Richmond/ WH Auden/ Ambrose Bierce

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Academe, n.:  An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught.  Academy, n.:  A modern school where football is taught.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

Of course there’s a lot of knowledge in universities:  the freshmen bring a little in; the seniors don’t take much away, so knowledge sort of accumulates.  ~Abbott Lawrence Lowell


A professor is one who talks in someone else’s sleep.  ~W.H. Auden


A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.  ~Theodore Roosevelt