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Released on Jan 16, 2024
Monday Morning Message 1.16.24: 12 Thoughts for 2024

Each January, I choose 12 quotes, one for each month of the year, to serve as my guideposts for the coming year. So here’s some wisdom to live by in 2024….

  • The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” -Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. 
     
  • In our finest hours...the soul of the country manifests itself in an inclination to open our arms rather than to clench our fists; to look out rather than to turn inward; to accept rather than to reject.” ― Jon Meacham, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels 
     
  • The nature of injustice is that we may not always see it in our own times. The generations that wrote and ratified the Bill of Rights and the Fourteenth Amendment did not presume to know the extent of freedom in all of its dimensions, and so they entrusted to future generations a charter protecting the right of all persons to enjoy liberty as we learn its meaning.” -U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, Obergefell v. Hodges 
     
  • Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.” —William A. Ward 
     
  • “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” – Mark Twain 
     
  • “People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.” –George Bernard Shaw 
     
  • “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” – Dolly Parton 
     
  • “If your only tool is a hammer, then every problem looks like a nail.” – Abraham Maslow 
     
  • “Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.” - Eric Hoffer 
     
  • “For every complex problem, there is a solution that is clear, simple, and wrong.” – H.L. Mencken 
     
  • Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.” – Robert Frost 
     
  • “The future started yesterday and we’re already late.” -John Legend 
     
  • Have a great day and a great week.
  • The views and opinions expressed in my Monday Morning Message are solely my own and do not reflect the views and opinions of the law school or the university.

 

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