Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Do We Learn Anything from History?

A Quote from 55 BC? Not Exactly.
The following has been circulated on the internet as a true quote by Cicero in 55 BC.

"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed, lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance." 
~ Cicero - 55  BC

Cicero The Actual Quote made by Cicero is as follows:

"The arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and assistance to foreign hands should be curtailed, lest Rome fall."

It seems some have added to the quote to better reflect conditions in the United States. It seems we could learn something from Cicero’s actual quote… especially the bit about the arrogance of our elected officials. It seems they have forgotten what the “will of the people” means.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
Here’s a good one to remember: “That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.”

Quote of the Day
The day the Lord created hope was probably
the same day He created Spring.
~Bern Williams

Joke of the Day

A couple of signs:

Weight Watchers will meet at 7 p.m.
( Please use large double door
at the side entrance.)

Low Self-Esteem Support Group
will meet Thursday at 7PM
(Please use the back door.)

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1 comment:

Dar said...

Look how long the country has lived with such arrogance. Amazing things Still have not changed. I guess ONLY GOD make real change.

So true

Thank God for Spring

Play on words...remembered
Have a great week...go fish