Finished goal of running the distance of 2,080 miles from Lafayette, LA to Washington D.C and back!!! 339.1 miles

0.0 miles run this week.
Daily running average for the week is 0.00 miles per day.
Total amount run in the past 800 days is 2,419.1 miles.
Daily running average overall is 3.02 miles per day.

Day313 Friday 07/08/11

ran 1.9 miles
Stepping away from current events today. Here are a few good quotes.

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

“Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.”
Justice William O. Douglas

“Every man has a right to utter what he thinks truth, and every man has a right to knock him down for it.”
Dr. Samuel Johnson English author, lexicographer

“Blessed are the young, for they will inherit the national debt.”
President Herbert Hoover

“I wish it were possible to obtain a single amendment to our Constitution. I would be willing to depend on that alone for the reduction of the administration of our government; I mean an additional article taking from the Federal Government the power of borrowing.”
Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, 1798

“A professional politician is a professionally dishonorable man. In order to get anywhere near high office he has to make so many compromises and submit to so many humiliations that he becomes indistinguishable from a streetwalker.”
H.L. Mencken

“Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.”

“The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office.”
Will Rogers

“Men by their constitutions are naturally divided into two parties - 1. Those who fear and distrust the people, and wish to draw all powers from them into the hands of the higher classes. 2. Those who identify themselves with the people, have confidence in them, cherish and consider them as the most honest and safe, although not the most wise depositary of the public interests. - In every country these two parties exist, and in every one where they are free to think, speak, and write, they will declare themselves. Call them, therefore, Liberals and Serviles, Jacobins and Ultras, Whigs and Tories, Republicans and Federalists, Aristocrats and Democrats, or by whatever name you please, they are the same parties still and pursue the same object. The last one of Aristocrats and Democrats is the true one expressing the essence of all.”
Thomas Jefferson to Henry Lee, 1824

1,151.2 miles to go.

1 comment:

  1. Great quotes here. I'm a big fan of Jefferson. I've heard a few Will Rogers quotes here and there but have never really sat down and read them for myself. Everyone I've heard so far has been funny!