Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and reportedly seven others were killed today in a helicopter crash. The basketball great truly was larger than life, and he inspired many with his iconic performances, infectious smile, unwavering commitment to perfecting his craft, and impassioned desire to win — aka defeat failure. I decided I would honor him by dedicating my “Quote of the Week” to him. This one seemed fitting.
“You are responsible for how people remember you or don’t. So don’t take it lightly.“ ~ Kobe Bryant
[In tribute to Walter Cronkite, who would have celebrated his 100th birthday, today.]
“Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine.” — Walter Cronkite
There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. — Elie Wiesel
“Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
[This week’s Words of Wisdom and Quote of the Week are given in tribute to the third President of The United States, Thomas Jefferson, on his birthday (13 April 1743)]
“He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truth without the world’s believing him. This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good dispositions.” — Thomas Jefferson
“I ask you: Would it be wiser to heed or question the words of one who has only answers and no questions?” — Kevin B. Thiele