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I love this quote! I don’t think I need to explain why! America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.    #OneADay #UntilElectionDay   
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Jefferson is credited with saying: I’m a Great Believer in Luck. The Harder I Work, the More Luck I Have (Whether he said it or not, no arguing with that!!! It’s true!!!) But today, let’s go to a more important reminder from our third President: Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude...
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In this campaign season, I am always reading about FACTS and their importance. (It’s funny–since when haven’t facts been important?) In any case, here are some wise words from John Adams. Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts...
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A few presidents have been quoted about TAXES, including Abraham Lincoln and Richard Nixon. Since I’m saving Lincoln for later, here’s what Nixon had to say: “The President, when the IRS is concerned, I assure you, is just another citizen and even more so.” But my favorite Nixon quote is this one. Like yesterday’s it...
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Sometimes the Presidents say very specific things about everyday people. Sometimes, they address them directly. This one feels like writing advice. It feels right for Rosh Hashanah. It was also advice Ari needed in Beyond Lucky. Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.  Do you have...
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Today’s quote comes from Woodrow Wilson. You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand. ...
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File under: Presidents can be funny. Also file under: Did he say this or didn’t he? And: maybe the internet does not know everything! (There is evidence to say: HE DID NOT.) What he definitely said: Do you have a favorite presidential quote? If so, send it to me! sarah.n.aronson@gmail.com. I would love to share...
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Today’s quotes come from FDR. (I couldn’t choose.) And the quote that every writer I know can identify with: “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In...
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Here is an important statement by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending...
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I could quote President Barack Obama every day until Election Day! (He was the President I quoted in the last chapter of Beyond Lucky, too!) Like so many other Americans, I was moved when he spoke about CHANGE: Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are...
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About Sarah

Sarah Aronson holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is the author of one picture book, The Princess and the Pea: A Very Short Pop-Up, and three novels: Head Case, Beyond Lucky, Believe, and The Wish List.