Time

687 – James A Garfield on History

“The world’s history is a divine poem, of which the history of every nation is a canto, and every man a word. Its strains have been pealing along down the centuries, and though there have been mingled the discords of warring cannon and dying men, yet to the Christian philosopher and historian — the humble listener — there has been a Divine melody running through the song which speaks of hope and halcyon days to come.”

–James A Garfield, 20th President of the United States

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571 – “6:59 AM” A Poem

6:59 AM

– Shane Koyczan

I’ve been told

that people in the army

do more by 7:00 AM

than I do

in an entire day

But if I wake

at 6:59 AM

and turn to you

to trace the outline of your lips

with mine

I will have done enough

and killed no one

in the process.

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569 – “It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;— it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others.”

–Marianne Dashwood in Jane Austen’s novel Sense and Sensibility

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314 – “Each moment in history is a fleeting time, precious and unique. But some stand out as moments of beginning, in which courses are set that shape decades or centuries. This can be such a moment.”

–Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States of America
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