After one horrible defeat, in which he lost thousands of men, General Ulysses Grant was seen going into his tent that night to cry uncontrollably for nearly an hour--he'd made some strategic blunders that needlessly cost men their lives.
But the next day, his men saw him emerge with the determined look of a general. He calmly mounted his horse and continued on with his campaign. ... See MoreSee Less
We live in similar times to what Abigail Adams described. She wrote Thomas Jefferson in 1790: "These are hard times in which a genius would wish to live. Great necessities call forth great leaders." ... See MoreSee Less
Think about this . . . see if it does not match our current reality. Harry Balmires, was a British writer of the 1960s. He wrote, "Our culture is bedeviled by the it's-all-a-matter-of-opinion code.
In the sphere of religious and moral thinking we are rapidly heading for a state of intellectual anarchy in which the difference between truth and falsehood will no longer be recognized. Indeed, it would seem possible that the words true and false will be eventually and logically replaced by the words likeable and dislikeable. . . . Welcome to our world! If I "like" a thing -its true. If I "dislike" a thing - then it is false! Night is day, morning is night, poverty is wealth, sin is right, godliness is wrong, and justice is perceived as judgment. ... See MoreSee Less