CM Archives

The CM Archives is where you can find an alphabetized listing of all the weekly CM articles currently and previously posted on the Houston Pilgrim.




Douglas Adams,  I love deadlines. I like the whooshing noise they make as they fly by.”

Henry Brooks Adams,  “No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean.”

Roger Ailes,  The real problem with our society is that we’ve started thinking that responsibility is an option.”

Horatio Alger, “You must drop that name, ‘Ragged Dick…”

Woody Allen,Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television.”

Wally Amos,You’re in business to make friends.”

Little Orphan Annie, “Tomorrow—it’s always a day away.”

Ampersand,  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z and per se &”

Lance Armstrong (Before the Truth),Wearing the yellow doesn’t make you a great dad.”

Lance Armstrong, There’s one person who holds the keys to my redemption and that’s me.”


C. T. Beckwith,  You’ve ruined me but I’m not sure you’re a fraud.

Bill of Rights (Will Rogers), A fanatic is always the fellow on the opposite side.”

Nicholas Boileau-Despréaux,  “Honor is like an island, rugged and without shores; once we have left it, we can never return.”

Johan Bruyneel,Your first reaction is you try to find an explanation. Finally, we don’t find one, so you turn the page and look to the next day.”


Candide,  “…We’ll do the best we know. We’ll build our house and chop our wood and make our garden grow.”

Cape Cod—Henry David Thoreau,Wishing to get a better view than I had yet had of the ocean, I made a visit to Cape Cod.”

Capistrano—Leon René,When the swallows come back to Capistrano, That’s the day you promised to come back to me.”

Johnny Carson,I was so naïve as a kid I used to sneak behind the barn and do nothing.”

Edith Louisa Cavell,  “Patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.”

Christmas—Ebenezer Scrooge,  “I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future! The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. “

Winston Churchill,Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves that, if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour.'”

Henry Clay,Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.”

Calvin Coolidge,  “I have never been hurt by anything I didn’t say.”

Jim Crane, But it’s not their money. This is a private company, even though it’s got a public flair to it.”





Charles Dickens Commenting on the Houston Astros,  It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… it was the spring of hope; it was the winter of despair….”



T. S. Eliot, “Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?”


Carly Fiorina, “The problem was that she started believing her own press clippings.”

Carly Fiorina–Redux,  “You can spend a lifetime resenting the tests, angry about the slights, and the injustices. Or you can get over it.”


Irving Kahn,Millions of people die every year of something they could cure themselves: lack of wisdom and lack of ability to control their impulses.”


Leung Cho-yin,  “There’s nothing you can do about it. I’ve got to live here. I’ve got to survive.”

Hugh Lewis,  “Fortunately, space is big and collisions are still very rare.” 

Abraham Lincoln’s Beard, “My dear little Miss…As to the whiskers, having never worn any, do you not think people would call it a piece of silly affectation if I were to begin it now?

Alice Roosevelt Longworth,  “If you haven’t anything nice to say, come sit by me.”



Abdi Jeylani Malaq,  “This is heartbreaking and painful.”

Maria Montessori, “Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed.” 

J. P. Morgan, “The first thing is character.”


Harriet Beecher Stowe,  “It is impossible to decide what presents to get for people that have more than they know what to do with now, for the simple reason that everybody has got everything that can be thought of.


Dennis Tito,This is for inspiration; it’s a test flight to show we can get there.”

Martin Farquhar Tupper,  “We took up his coat of arms, and magnified it every way to this, our glorious national banner. “



Wooden Nickels,Don’t take any wooden nickels or cash any checks.”



Yahoo!  “…We need to be working side-by-side.”


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