Monday, January 19, 2009

Pics from Jan and Presidental quotes

Don't you just love those inspirational e-mails you get? The ones with cliche expressions like "Today is the first day of the rest of your life"...accompanied by a sweet pic of a yellow chick hatching from an egg. You know the ones.... Anyways....

Here are a few pictures I have taken this month and a few great quotes from American Presidents on this very exciting day in American history!

Congratulations, my American friends!


"Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force! Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." -George Washington

"I pray Heaven to bestow the best of blessing on this house (the White House) and on all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof!" - John Adams

"One man with courage is a majority." - Thomas Jefferson

"May our country be always successful, but whether successful or otherwise, always right." - John Quincy Adams

"Speak softly and carry a big stick." - Theodore Roosevelt

"You can not stop the spread of an idea by passing a law against it." - Harry S. Truman

"The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly." -JFK


  1. Beautiful pictures accompanied by great quotes from great men of the past.

  2. Why thank-you, Chelsi!
    I am of course thrilled about today,and I am looking forward to some big changes in American politics...even if it takes 5-10 years before we really bebefit from them. :)

    Your quotes and your pictures are lovely!

    PS-I plan on getting to that email tonight. I have been working on a big project for school, so I haven't had a lot of extra time. :)

  3. Awesome pictures!

    I was wondering though - was this for your US buddies? No quotes from Canadian leadership?

    I have always guessed that you guys must have some favorite leaders (Prime Ministers ? President?) who were also good speakers kinda like we do...