As governor when I visited our troops in Kuwait and Iraq I served them Thanksgiving dinner. It was a small gesture compared to their sacrifice.
Pride slays thanksgiving but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.
If you think Independence Day is America's defining holiday think again. Thanksgiving deserves that title hands-down.
When my mother had to get dinner for 8 she'd just make enough for 16 and only serve half.
From 1971 onwards the Memorial Day holiday was officially observed on the last Monday in May and became the unofficial start of the summer with barbecues blockbuster movie openings and mattress sales.
I am going to take something I learned over in Israel. Their Independence Day is preceded the 24 hours before with Memorial Day so it gives them a chance to serve and reflect and then celebrate. I am going to try to start that tradition here in America.
According to an ancient Sardinian legend the bodies of those who are born on Christmas Eve will never dissolve into dust but are preserved until the end of time.
We treat our people like royalty. If you honor and serve the people who work for you they will honor and serve you.
It is now for the Catholic Church to bend herself to her work with calmness and generosity. It is for you to observe her with renewed and friendly attention.
It is not wealth one asks for but just enough to preserve one's dignity to work unhampered to be generous frank and independent.
To make democracy work we must be a notion of participants not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.
Women are always most observed when they seem themselves least to observe or to lay out for observation.
To honor our national promise to our veterans we must continue to improve services for our men and women in uniform today and provide long overdue benefits for the veterans and military retirees who have already served.
Whenever we have thanked these men and women for what they have done for us without exception they have expressed gratitude for having the chance to help - because they grew as they served.
I'm 65 and I guess that puts me in with the geriatrics. But if there were fifteen months in every year I'd only be 48. That's the trouble with us. We number everything. Take women for example. I think they deserve to have more than twelve years between the ages of 28 and 40.
There are certainly not so many men of large fortune in the world as there are pretty women to deserve them.
I probably wouldn't be a songwriter if I didn't grow up the way I did. It was difficult and it was at times very scary to grow up in a household so unsettled and at times very violent. But it also I guess it earned me a sort of wisdom at a young age that's served me well.
Silence and reserve will give anyone a reputation for wisdom.
When I had a job catering I catered a wedding for the Smashing Pumpkins bassist in Indiana. And I served Billy Corgan shrimp off a tray.
America's veterans and troops serving abroad today fought hard to preserve our red white and blue from the Revolutionary War to today's Global War Against Terrorism and Congress' action today is appropriate for one of our most sacred symbols.
I couldn't be happier that President Bush has stood up for having served in the National Guard because I can finally put an end to all those who questioned my motives for enlisting in the Army Reserve at the height of the Vietnam War.
Be polite write diplomatically even in a declaration of war one observes the rules of politeness.
A state of war only serves as an excuse for domestic tyranny.
Dalton's records carefully preserved for a century were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.