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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Patriotism

This post is linked with: Booking Through, Thursday 13 


"Do you ever read books that could be considered patriotic? Rousing stories of heroes? History? Brave countrymen & women doing bold things? What would you recommend if somebody asked you for something patriotic–no matter what your country?"

The only patriotic books I read were those required in school.  Nowadays if I have to pick up one patriotic book that involves my country, the Philippines, it will be Why America Fights: Patriotism and War Propaganda from the Philippines to Iraq by Susan A. Brewer.  John H. Brown, Ph.D., has a good review of the book on American Diplomacy.



Thursday 13: quotes about time. Which ones do you like or relate to?



1. There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want. ~ Bill Waterson
2. Time is a game played beautifully by children. ~ Heraclitus, Fragments
3. If you judge people, you have no time to love them. ~ Mother Teresa
4. Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time. ~ Curtin, Phrynette Married

5. They say I'm old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast! ~ Dr. Seuss

6. I'm on a government watch list. But I'm not interested, because government watches only twenty minutes out of every hour. ~ Jarod Kintz

7. "I wish it need not have happened in my time, " said Frodo.  "so do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times.  But that is not for them to decide.  All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." ~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

8Time is the longest distance between two places. Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie

9. There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart.  So you'd better learn the sound of it.  Otherwise you'll never understand what it's saying. ~ Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

10. You may delay, but time will not. ~ Benjamin Franklin
11. Time is an illusion. ~ Albert Einstein
12. Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. ~ William Penn
13. Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana. ~ Anthony G. Oettinger

9 comments:

  1. I like those quotes. Here's a good one but I'm not sure who it is attributed to: A man with one watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never quite sure.

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    1. I googled it and found this:

      "Segal's law is an adage that states:

      "A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure."[1]

      It refers to the potential pitfalls of having too much conflicting information when making a decision."

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Segal%27s_law

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  2. Some of those quotes are new to me. I like this one "There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you'd better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you'll never understand what it's saying." ~ Sarah Dessen, Just Listen

    oo and this quote as well "Time is what we want most, but what we use worst." ~ William Penn

    Here's my BTT for this week: Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. ~ William Penn

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    1. Kristin, I went to your blog to read your BTT but your Disqus setting does not allow me to comment as a guest.

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  3. I'm glad I had time to read those.

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  4. I've only read two patriotic books written by a Filipino, Jose P. Rizal, and even though I hated the actual reading part, I found the story very patriotic and inspiring.


    Andrea K. @ Books and Bindings
    Booking Through Thursday

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    1. You mean Noli and El Fili penned by your kapwa pinoy :)

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  5. William Penn's quote for me. Here's my BTT post http://backchattingbooks.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/booking-through-thursday-patriotism

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