"I am not fit for this office and should never have been here."
I heard another great line recently.
In no man's tombstone is engraved beloved CEO.
Thanks for the reminder of the quotes from Presidents who many haven’t heard of, yet their wisdom is not forgotten. Yet as relevant today as is was years ago.
I appreciate your research, after my devotions you’re one of my first emails.
This is amazing, great article! This is a story that people forget, but you breathed life into it. Simply incredible, it made my day! Thank you!
Fillmore’s quote is most appropriate considering today’s environment!
Anybody who wants to be president is suffering from a mental illness, and is therefore unqualified for the job.
That said, perhaps Jimmy Carter came the closest to being sane, God Bess Him.
If men were angels, no government would be necessary. James Madison
Now, if only the the office of president had real life-sustaining meaning.
Thank you for all the sharing you do, sir.
It is meaningful in my heart and mind. My eyes filled with tears reading President Carter's announcement in your newsletter. I knew that already, but it just hit me deeply and really hard this morning. Made me think (about something besides the work I should be doing right now)...that's a good thing. Sometimes I need that shove into my emotional side. I purpose to stay strong-minded and business-like in my demeanor most of the time, out of shear necessity and work expectations. It's good to let the "other me" out for a bit of a private moment. Thank you. <3
This is a home run
Glad to see you circle back to last Friday, that was a good one and that man has some great words..
I love the presidential quotes, well done
Ohh, what a thrillingly coincidental and serendipitous-seeming happenstance you've given me this morning, Bill, with your coverage of the amazing and marvelous Robert Brault! In 2019 I began a short but wonderful 4-month email adventure with him (which began as a fan email). After discovering his abundant and wonderful talent, great sense of humor, and truly lovely energy, I was so taken by his gifts, I just had to write him... so we corresponded, as I let him know in no uncertain terms how inspired and entertained and gifted I felt by his contributions to us all.
And I must say, I recognize that I felt similarly toward you when I began reading your Understandably.com -- most impressed, warm and fuzzy and thankful, and captivated -- eager for more... Over those months, I learned that Robert's all that comes through his carefully crafted words, and more... And today I was gifted by the extreme pleasure of enjoying the two of you together, at the same time, in the same spot, and as you expressed your similar pleasure in crossing paths with him! Thank you so, so much for proving how we CAN attract pleasure, expansion, illumination and upliftment and joyous serendipities just by our appreciation and focus... You're The Best, Bill...
You will never know how much it cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.
As government expands, liberty contracts.
I didn’t realize how much I needed to read this today. Planning to take this advice.
Great newsletter. Bill, you took it well - and obviously it is his prerogative- but I feel that Robert Brault was kinda miserable to not do an interview.
Where's the quotes from President Carter? Hope you're not thinking the audience becomes divided only when recent Democratic president's are quoted.
I read through the 101 quotes and was surprised at how many of them came from presidents I never liked. It seems I never heard them saying thoughtful, meaningful things. Learn something new every day, often thanks to your column.
My favorite quote (well, kinda) from this post is: "I'll stop here; if I were to get any more contemporary, we'd quickly divide the audience," which unfortunately, says a lot about us all these days.