I am often inspired by the words from the past that become pertinent today. Some of my favorites:
I just saw what was going on and did what I could to help.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
Never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of their folly is to fill the world with fools.
Those who have long enjoyed such privileges as we enjoy, forget in time that men have died to win them.
-Franklin D Roosevelt
The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war.
Never, never, never quit.
A good newspaper is never good enough, but a bad newspaper is a joy forever.
and perhaps the most pertinent of all:
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.