“Hate serves to destroy. Love serves to build up. Hate seeks destructive ends. Love seeks constructive ends. Hate seeks to annihilate. Love seeks to convert. Hate seeks to live in monologue. Love seeks to live in dialogue.”
Martin Luther King Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. In 1983 Pres. Reagan declared the third Monday in January a federal holiday honoring the prominent and influential civil rights leader who was assassinated in 1968. Read more here:
“I think everyone needs a passion. Whether it’s one passion or a hundred, that’s what keeps life interesting. If you live without passion, you can go though life without leaving any footprints.”
Betty White, the television pioneer and national treasure, was born #OTD 97 years ago! Known for iconic roles on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" & "The Golden Girls," she has a Guinness World Record-holding 80 years in show business and won 5 Emmys.
“Laughter is much more important than applause. Applause is almost a duty. Laughter is a reward.”
The Broadway star died Tuesday - weeks shy of her 98th birthday. Channing said she wanted to be a star at age 7 and made her name starring as Dolly Levi in "Hello, Dolly." She was the first celebrity headliner for the Super Bowl Halftime show (1970).
“We need to try to do the right thing every time, to perform at our best, because we never know which moment in our lives we’ll be judged on.”
#OTD 10 years ago, Captain "Sully" Sullenberger made the decision to land US Airways Flight #1549 in the Hudson River after birds took out both of the plane's engines after departing NYC. His decision & flawless execution saved the lives of all 155 people on board.
“Work is love made visible.”
Kahlil Gibran's best-selling book "The Prophet" is a part of a collection of works from 1923 (including several of Robert Frost's poems & some of Charlie Chaplin's performances) now free to use as part of the public domain as of Jan 1, 2019. Complete list on SmartHERNews.com.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
Jobs, one of the most successful college dropouts ever, co-founded Apple in 1976. Nearly thirty years later on January 9, 2007, Apple unveiled the iPhone. To date, Apple has sold about 1.5B iPhones. Despite previous success, Apple just cut its iPhone sales projections out of economic concerns.
“…women, we’re nurturers, that’s whats expected of us. We have our children. We have our husbands, if we’re lucky enough, or our partners, whoever, but we have to find personal fulfillment. We have to follow our dreams. We have to say, ‘I can do that and I should be allowed to do that.'”
The 71-year-old actress in a tearful acceptance speech for the Golden Globe Best Actress award for her role in "The Wife", surprising those who favored Lady Gaga in the category. Close talked about her role in the film, which took 14 years to make, and her 45-year career.
“I believe His message of peace on earth and goodwill to all is never out of date.”
The world's longest-reigning monarch, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (92), referencing the teachings of Jesus Christ in her annual Christmas Broadcast. Her grandfather, King George V, started the tradition (1932); Queen Elizabeth II was the first to deliver it on TV (1957).
“P.S. Be sure to say your prayers. I do every day.”
Former President George H.W. Bush, in a handwritten letter to Timothy, a young Filipino boy he secretly sponsored through a Christian charity for a decade. At age 17, the boy learned the true identity of his sponsor and was "stunned." Read the letters at SmartHERNews.com
“Try hard, help your friends, don’t get too crazy, and have fun.”
Marshall's words to live by, as told in her 2012 memoir "My Mother Was Nuts." The legendary actor ("Laverne" in "Laverne & Shirley), producer, & director, was the first woman to direct a film that grossed more than $100 million ('Big'). She passed away Monday at 75.
“If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs…
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting…
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim…
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you …
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it.”
Billionaire Warren Buffett urges investors to "heed this advice" from Kipling's poem "If" in times of stock market volatility. The Dow fell 500 points Monday, knocking stocks to the worst levels in over a year ahead of an expected interest rate raise by Federal Reserve.
“It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and skill.”
#OTD 115 years ago in 1903, brothers Wilbur & Orville ushered in the age of aviation when they became the first to fly a mechanically-propelled, heavier-than-air airplane near Kitty Hawk, NC. Since 1959, Dec. 17th is commemorated as Wright Brothers Day for their monumental achievement.