Sunday soapbox

15/05/2022

Sunday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

There is a think line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humour and hurt. – Erma Bombeck


Saturday soapbox

14/05/2022

Saturday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

Inflation is the parent of unemployment and the unseen robber of those who have saved. – Margaret Thatcher


Sunday soapbox

08/05/2022

Sunday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

 I love my mother for all the times she said absolutely nothing…. Thinking back on it all, it must have been the most difficult part of mothering she ever had to do: knowing the outcome, yet feeling she had no right to keep me from charting my own path. I thank her for all her virtues, but mostly for never once having said, “I told you so. – Erma Bombeck


Saturday soapbox

07/05/2022

Saturday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

Virtue is not merely a state in conformity with the right principle, but one that implies the right principle; and the right principle in moral conduct is prudence. – Aristotle


Sunday soapbox

01/05/2022

Sunday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

Honesty and transparency make you vulnerable. Be honest and transparent anyway. – Mother Teresa


Saturday soapbox

30/04/2022

Saturday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst from of government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. – Winston Churchill


Sunday soapbox

24/04/2022

Sunday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding – Albert Einstein


Saturday soapbox

23/04/2022

Saturday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

The whole problem with he world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves and wiser people so full of doubts. – Bertrand Russell


Sunday soapbox

17/04/2022

Sunday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

Doubt isn’t the opposite of faith, it’s an element of faith. – Paul Tillich


Saturday saopbox

16/04/2022

Saturday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

Optimism so the path that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.  – Helen Keller


Sunday soapbox

10/04/2022

Sunday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

Intolerance is itself a form of violence and on obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit. – Mahatma Gandhi


Saturday soapbox

09/04/2022

Saturday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

Democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others – Sir Winston Churchill


Sunday Soapbox

03/04/2022

Sunday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

Happiness depends on being free and freedom depends on being courageous. – Marie Rutkoski


Saturday soapbox

02/04/2022

Saturday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex and more violent. It take a touch of genius and a lot of courage to more in the opposite direction. – Albert Einstein


Sunday soapbox

27/03/2022

Sunday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

The real division is not between conservatives and revolutionaires but between authoritarians and libertarians – George Orwell


Saturday soapbox

26/03/2022

Saturday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

We live in an age of emotional incontinence, when they who emote the most are believed to feel the most. – Theodore Dalrymple


Sunday soapbox

20/03/2022

Sunday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

When every benefit received is a right, there is no place for good manners, let alone gratitude. – Theodore Dalrymple


Saturday soapbox

19/03/2022

Saturday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

All that is necessary for e veil to triumph, said Burke, is for good men to do nothing. And most good men nowadays can be relied upon to do precisely that. Where a reputation for intolerance is more feared than a reputation for vice itself, all manner of evil may be expected to flourish. – Theodore Dalrymple


Sunday soapbox

13/03/2022

Sunday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

Let us never forget this fundamental truth: The state has no source of money other than money which people earn themselves. If the state wishes to spend more it cad do so only by borrowing you savings or by taxing you more. It is not good thinking that someone else will pay – that someone else is YOU. – Margaret Thatcher


Saturday soapbox

12/03/2022

Saturday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

For every idealistic peacemaker willing to renounce his self-defense in favour of a weapons-free world there is at least one warmaker anxious to exploit the others good intentions. – Margaret Thatcher


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