So, Devin tagged me with the latest random meme circulating through the intertubes. Without further comment, here are my five quotes:
- Bear Bryant’s devotional
- Time is the one thing we can’t get any more of. How we choose to use our time says a lot about our self and our values.
- “I teach them correct principles, and they govern themselves“.
- Joseph Smith, Junior, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said this when asked how he managed the rapid early growth of the church. This is exactly the strategy Arlene and I are trying to follow with the boys, but some days I think it works better than others.
- “It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been in the Corps; you’ll always be a boot to someone.”
- My senior drill instructor, Staff Sergeant Taylor, told our platoon this one night at Parris Island. His point has stuck with me ever since: no matter how smart or skilled you are, there’s someone out there smarter and more skilled, so don’t get cocky.
- “Don’t get stuck on stupid”.
- Lt. Gen. Rusell Honoré said this during a press conference after Hurricane Katrina. Would that the national media had taken his advice. I try to take it daily. When you think you’re not stuck on stupid, that’s precisely when you need to double-check.
- “What you do speaks so loud I cannot hear what you say.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson is the claimed originator of this quote. I have never been a big Emerson fan (even less so after reading Kim Stanley Robinson’s climate-change trilogy), but this quote neatly sums up the importance of trying to live in harmony with one’s beliefs.
In retaliation, I tag Arlene, Julie, Tim, and Ed.