“ On the subject of the history of the American revolution, you ask Who shall write it? who can write it? and who ever will be able to write it? nobody; except merely it’s external facts. all it’s councils, designs and discussions, having been conducted by Congress with closed doors, and no member, as far as I know, having even made notes of them. these, which … Continue reading March 29, 2019. Who can write it? nobody.
“Boys, be ambitious. Be ambitious not for money, not for selfish aggrandizement, not for the evanescent thing which men call fame. Be ambitious for the attainment of all that a man can be.” – William Clark Continue reading March 2, 2019. Be Ambitious for.
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” – William Arthur Ward Continue reading February 19, 2019. Pessimist, Optimist, Realist.
“I was convinced they would attempt to rob us in which case be their numbers what they would I should resist to the last extremity preferring death to that of being deprived of my papers instruments and gun. . . .” – Meriwether Lewis July 26, 1806, The Journals of Lewis and Clark, Edited by B. DeVoto. Continue reading January 14, 2019. Don’t Take My Papers!