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Weekend Wisdom: Memorial Day 2015

For love of country they accepted death… 

James A. Garfield

20th President 

United States of America

They fell, but o’er their glorious grave
Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.

Francis Marion Crawford

The brave die never, though they sleep in dust:

Their courage nerves a thousand living men.

Minot J. Savage

Weekend Wisdom: Bohemian Revolution Edition

Welcome to the Bohemian Revolution edition of Weekend Wisdom!  Today’s post is inspired by the movie “Moulin Rouge!” (2001) staring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.

McGregor portrays an English writer who moves to Paris in 1899 to join the Bohemian Revolution.  He meets some revolutionaries and writes a show encompassing the revolutions’ ideals – Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Love.  Kidman is the star and courtesan at the Moulin Rouge where the show (“Spectacular, Spectacular”) will be performed.


The quote about love was used in the movie.  The other quotes are ones I felt fit the theme.




There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.



Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.



The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.

Ralph Waldo Emerson 


“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.”

From the song “Nature Boy” by Eden Ahbez



Historical Weekend Wisdom Gipper Style

Man is not free unless government is limited. 

Ronald Reagan

Government’s first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives. 

Ronald Reagan

We should measure welfare’s success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added. 

Ronald Reagan

Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other. 

Ronald Reagan 

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same. 

Ronald Reagan