“You never get a second chance to make a first impression”


My mom Clara Reese 1916 - 2007


“Don’t interfere with anything in the Constitution.  That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.”

Abraham Lincoln

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow.”

A friend of mine named Aaron Fiet, a survivor of the “Holocaust”

“Be kind whenever possible.  It is always possible.”

Dali Lama

"Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never do less."
Robert E. Lee

"I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong."

Frederick Douglas

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!"

Ben Franklin -1759

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."

Albert Einstein

"I hope you have not been leading a double life, pretending to be wicked
and being really good all the time. That would be hypocrisy."

Oscar Wilde

"Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable."
Francis Bacon

"Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.

And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines."
Satchel Paige


"Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much."
Oscar Wilde


"I've always followed my father's advice: He told me, first, to always keep my word and, second, to never insult anybody unintentionally. If I insult you, you can be damn sure I intend to. And, third, he told me not to go around looking for trouble."
John Wayne

"A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well."
Dan Rather

"Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger.

If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves."
Dale Carnegie

"Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."
Charles Dickens

"Never open the door to a lesser evil, for other and greater ones invariably slink in after it."
Baltasar Gracian.


"Don't tell your friends about your indigestion. “How are you." is a greeting, not a question."
Arthur Guiterman

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”

Abraham Lincoln

"Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook."
Thomas Jefferson

"When you are right, you cannot be too radical. When you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

"He who says it can't be done is often interrupted by someone doing it"

Contributed by Rick Franz 2001

"He who rows the boat generally doesn't have time to rock it"

                                                                                                Contributed by Rick Franz 2001


This one is my response after an "idiot" Captain at the Akron Police Department accused me of not being a team player:

"I take offense at your statement. I am very much the team player. It is just that we happen to be on different teams!"

Richard D. Reese (1994)


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