“Getting it first is not the most important thing. Getting it right is.”
The legendary journalist and author died Tuesday. Roberts, the daughter of U.S. Representatives, was among the first women to cover Capitol Hill. Her next book on women's suffrage will be released in 2020 to mark 100 years since U.S. women gained the right to vote.
“Our democratic experiment, even on its most imperfect day, is worth defending.”
Barrett and her younger sister Brig. Gen. Paula Lodi are the first sisters ever to become U.S. Army generals in the service’s 240+ year history. The Army first accepted women to serve as nurses in 1901.
“The best color in the whole world is the one that looks good on you.”
Coco Chanel, the maker of the iconic little black dress, is often credited for breaking with custom of not wearing white after Labor Day by sporting her equally iconic white suit year round. More:
“Never say never.”
World Cup champion Carli Lloyd on the possibility of winning a NFL championship. Video of the Olympic gold medalist kicking a 55-yard plus field goal went viral this week raising questions about her joining the National Football League. More on our source page!
“Your strength of mind and determination can help you to achieve whatever it is that you truly want from your life. Most of all, never give up!”
Glowacka set a Guinness World Record for holding an abdominal plank 4 hrs 19 mins 55 secs, breaking the previous women's record by more than 45 mins. She was inspired by her son Ralph, who read about the record and told her she could break it.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.”
Democrat presidential candidate & author Marianne Williamson was the most searched candidate on Google during the first Democrat debate this week. She wrote this popular quote in her 1992 book "A Return To Love" though its often mis-attributed to Nelson Mandela.
“Don’t be afraid to say ‘I don’t know’ or ‘I don’t understand’ – no question is a dumb question.”
#OTD 50 years ago the Apollo 11 mission launched. Computer scientist Margaret Hamilton lead the team that wrote the software for the Apollo 11 mission, earning her the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to the first successful moon landing.
“I just tried to fight and find a way when it mattered the most.”
Tennis player Novak Djokovic beat crowd-favorite Roger Federer Sunday in the longest Wimbledon singles final in history - it lasted nearly 5 hours. Djokovic called it the "most demanding match" of his career.
“…the Bible is better than Pinterest.“
West's advice to his creative friends about looking to history and faith as a source of inspiration. Forbes.com says West's billion dollar Yeezy shoe line is the closest in a generation to the iconic Air Jordan, but unlike Michael Jordan, West owns 100% of his brand Yeezy.
“Some leaders are born women.”
#OTD in 1984 fmr. VP Walter Mondale announced Ferraro as his presidential running mate. The three-term congresswoman was the first woman nominated for VP by a major political party. Today, six women seek the Democratic nomination for president.
“The spirit of a character is what really matters.”
Benson, who provided the voice for Ariel, the red-headed lead character of Disney’s animated "The Little Mermaid," responding to the debate sparked after Disney announced African-American actress/singer Halle Bailey will play Ariel in an upcoming film version of the story.
“Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial.”
“Texas born. Texas bred. When I die, I’ll be Texas dead. Ha!”
“Ross Perot was certainly the most influential political force in the late 20th century from outside the regular party system. I think what explains it is people’s dissatisfaction — this is absolutely relevant to the appeal of Donald Trump — people’s dissatisfaction with business as usual in Washington.”
Perot & Politics
- During the 1992 presidential election, Perot at one time pulled ahead in polling vs. then Pres. H.W. Bush & future Pres. Clinton.
- Perot lost but won nearly 19% of the popular vote – the best showing for a third-party candidate since Theodore Roosevelt unsuccessfully ran a third rail campaign 80 years earlier in 1912.