Best tweets of the week, 9/12/14

As my regular readers know, I’m always trying to combat the cynicism that mostly consumes our country (and world?).

And Twitter, for all its faults, provides a decent daily nourishment if you know where to look. And since most of you probably aren’t on Twitter, I thought I’d share some pretty good Tweets from the past week. (As well as just a few that may be newsworthy, but something you didn’t see.)

Hope they encourage you or make you think, as well!

[ ] “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” — Plato (From @BetterManProj)

[ ] Poll: Strikes in Iraq, Syria supported: (From @starsandstripes)

[ ] Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. — John R. Wooden (From @MuscleProdigy)

[ ] Barnes & Noble climbing back out of the abyss as book sales stabilize. (From @PublishersWkly)

[ ] Spending today complaining about yesterday won’t make tomorrow any better! (From @InkyJohnson)

[ ] What U.S. airstrikes in Iraq look like, mapped by region. (From @DanLamothe)

[ ] Our worst fault is our preoccupation with the faults of others. — Kahlil Gibran (From @mindfuleveryday)

[ ] “Don’t go through life, grow through life.” — Eric Butterworth (From @GreatestQuotes)

[ ] The World’s Top-Earning Authors: Veronica Roth, John Green and Gillian Flynn join ranking — (From Forbes)

[ ] “As our own peace of mind grows, so the atmosphere around us becomes more peaceful.” (From @DalaiLamaPosts)

[ ] “A good book is all-consuming: part of it becomes you, and part of you becomes it.” — Wisława Szymborska (From @i_Author)

[ ] “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” — Mark Twain (From @BetterManProj)

[ ]  “Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” — Socrates (From @AncientWisdoms)

[ ] “He is able who thinks he is able.” — Buddha (From @TrainingMindful)

[ ]  “Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance.” — Samuel Johnson (From @GreatestQuotes)

[ ] “Life is what you make it, always has been, always will be.” — Grandma Moses (From @Dakota_Meyer)

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

About me: I’m an action fiction author with books similar to Vince Flynn, Stephen Hunter, and Tom Clancy. I’m also a prior infantry Marine with Combat Action Ribbon, and a guy who spent 10+ years in the newspaper business. Please consider subscribing to my blog — I mostly post about things that either motivate you, inspire you, or make you laugh.

2 thoughts on “Best tweets of the week, 9/12/14

  1. I do not tweet, I’m one of those old guy’s who thinks only birds tweet. That
    being said, I wonder if Bill Clinton was a head of his time when he said ” It
    depends on the meaning of the word- IS IS How did he know?


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