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"Never be awed by success, or intimidated by failure."
- Ed Bagley
Ed Bagley is “America’s Most Prolific, Unrecognized Author ©” Think Ghost-Writer. Ninety-Nine Percent of Everything Ed Bagley Has Written Does Not Have His Name On It (7,000+ Projects), But Ed Still Has More Than 1,000 Articles Online on 54 Different Subjects.
"When clients ask me a serious question, I always tell them what I know, not what I think. When it counts, never ask people what they think. Ask them what they know. You do not want to know what people think. The cheapest commodity in the world is opinions. If you don't think so, just ask anyone anything (especially teenagers), and they will give you an answer that is often without any basis in experience, knowledge and/or reasoning. I want to know what a person knows, not what they think."
Think: If you don't have to give up your car because others drive drunk with theirs and sometimes kill people in head-on crashes . . . then why do you have to give up your gun because others commit crimes with theirs? What person with a lick of common sense would suggest that we ban cars and driving because some people drive irresponsibly and kill people? The same logic applies to guns.
Willie McCool, a U. S. Navy Commander, NASA Astronaut and the Pilot of Space Shuttle Columbia Mission SRS-107. He was killed, along with the others, when their spacecraft disintegrated during re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere in 2003: "From our orbital vantage point, we observe an Earth without borders, full of peace, beauty and magnificance and we pray that humanity as a whole can imagine a borderless world as we see it and strive to live as one in peace." Ed's Note: I believe that God welcomed Willie into heaven with open arms.
Daniel Webster: "Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters."
Thomas Aquinas: "To one who has faith no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible."
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Copyright © 2009 Ed Bagley It’s a funny thing about the lessons you learn in life. Not all of them are learned on the way to school. Some are learned on the way home from school. Take Mikey (pronounced Mike-ee), … Continue reading
Copyright © 2012 Ed Bagley If you could choose only one, would you rather have money, power, fame or health? And why? Most of us have had our share of ups and downs in life. When we were at our … Continue reading
Copyright © 2007 Ed Bagley A lot of us remember our mother, and for good reason. Should someone pose the same question to me that I have asked of you, I would never hesitate to talk about the most important … Continue reading
Two incidents in the United States in 2008 caused me to wonder if we should be more concerned about the apparent violence among our children. In one incident, six teenage girls lured an apparent cheerleader squad member to a friend’s … Continue reading
(Ed’s Note: This article was written in 1976, 38 years ago, on the occasion of my daughter’s birth, and was first published in The Lacey Leader, the newspaper I owned and operated for 8 years. As a Christian, I celebrate the Resurrection of … Continue reading