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Quotes of the day: Walter Annenberg

Published Tuesday, September 30, 2014 @ 11:44 PM EDT
Sep 30 2014

Walter Hubert Annenberg (March 13, 1908 - October 1, 2002) was an American publisher, philanthropist, and diplomat. He built up his family's magazine business with great success, extending it into radio and TV. At Sunnylands, his grand estate near Palm Springs, California, he entertained royalty, presidents and celebrities. He was United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom 1969-74. A keen philanthropist, he was a trustee of the Eisenhower Fellowships, and is believed to have donated $2 billion to educational establishments and art galleries. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


Accomplish something every day of your life.

Adversity tests us from time to time and it is inevitable that this testing continues during life.

All I ever seek from good deeds is a measure of respect.

Don't worry about it. Babe Ruth struck out on occasion, too.

Everybody around the world wants to send their kids to our universities. But nobody wants to send their kids here to public school.

Few things are as essential as education.

God grant you the strength to fight off the temptations of surrender.

I cannot compromise or inhibit my independence.

I didn't want to be greedy. It's a mark of bad character and I always believed that pigs go the slaughterhouse.

I shall participate, I shall contribute, and in so doing, I will be the gainer.

In the world today, a young lady who does not have a college education just is not educated.

It is not easy to find something that will intrigue and bind your interest and enthusiasm. This you must seek for yourself.

Just to pile up money for my own sake, I just can't view that as good citizenship.

Live rich, die poor; never make the mistake of doing it the other way round.

Many activities and team play participation will give you a training that will prove invaluable later on in life.

My country has been very good to me; I must be good to my country.

My success? Being born the son of Moses Annenberg.

Never buy four C-plus paintings when you can buy one A.

Our blood will turn from red to blue, although our money is but new.

People who think about art as an investment are pathetic.

Some people find an interest in making money, and though they appear to be slaving, many actually enjoy every minute of their work.

The greatest happiness comes from being vitally interested in something that excites all your energies.

The greatest power is not money power, but political power.

The test of character is having the ability to meet challenges.

Too much work, too much vacation, too much of any one thing is unsound.

What matters is that you are doing what you think is right based on the standards which you hold.

When we hold back out of laziness, that is when we tie ourselves into knots of boredom.

You will not be satisfied unless you are contributing something to or for the benefit of others.


(October 1 is also the birthday of JimmyCarter and Daniel J. Boorstin )

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