Rudeness begets rudeness. Disrespect begets disrespect. And when someone like Musk ignores the societal obligation his wealth and success have granted him, it sets a terrible example for those who look up to him. [Chris Cillizza 12/15/21]

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – They must be felt with the heart.”
Hellen Keller

P.S. Six out of seven ain’t bad. Depends on which six.

P.P.S. The Scottish word for the last day of the old year is Hogmanay. And here I thought the word described Congressional deliberations. [Source – Gerry Kauvar]

“Liz Cheney…is now persona non grata in the GOP because she is willing to defend the Constitution and the rule of law…When Liz Cheney is more despised in the party than…Donald Trump Jr., you know that the GOP has lost its moral bearings.”
Bill Kristol

Quotes by Mother Teresa

“If we really want to love, we must learn how to forgive.”

“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.”

“The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.”

“What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight; build it anyway.”

“I go of my free choice, with the blessing of obedience.”

George Washington’s Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior

“The gestures of the body must be suited to the discourse you are on.”

“Do not puff up the cheeks; loll not out the tongue, rub the hands, or beard, thrust out.”

“Shake not the head, feet, or legs; roll not the eyes; lift not one eyebrow higher than the other; wry not the mouth; and bedew no man’s face with your spittle by approaching too near him when you speak.”

“If anyone come to speak to you while you are sitting, stand up, though he be your inferior; and when you present seats, let it be to everyone according to his degree.”

“When you meet with one of greater quality than yourself, stop, and retire, especially if it be a door or any straight place to give way for him to pass.”