Previous TSHBI "Thoughts"



 "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

- Eleanor Roosevelt





"Government is instituted for the common good: for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for the profit of any one man, family, or class"


-Art. VII, Constitution of Massachusetts



"Lean downstream in whitewater"


 -Rhoda Botkin, 1932-1990,

teacher, humanist, adventurer, Mom (from tribute by her children).



"Think Safety & Health - THINK TELECOMMUTING! "


-Rick Johnson, TSHBI 





"Telecommuting challenges the old way of doing things. As some of our policy makers continue to plod into familiar solutions, searching for millions of dollars to build more lanes on the state highways for more cars that poison our air, others are recognizing that the new technologies allow for unprecedented answers to our problems."



-Gail Schoettler, Lieutenant Governor of Colorado

1/28/98 & 2/13/98:

"All we're really talking about is making sure that when a man or woman leaves home in the morning and goes to work that they will come home at the end of the day with their bodies unharmed, their souls intact, and their dignity uncompromised."


-Mr. Joe Dear, Washington State Governor Locke's Chief of Staff and former

US Department of Labor, Assistant Secretary of OSHA


"If the 'powers that be' know that you are watching and that you care, they are going to do a better job of safeguarding your safety. That's the reality of government. Safety can be as simple as that."

-Ralph Nader and Wesley J. Smith in COLLISION COURSE - The Truth About Airline Safety


"Let's begin today with gratitude."

-Sarah Ban Breathnach from "SIMPLE ABUNDANCE"




"When personal judgment is inoperative (or forbidden), men's first concern is not how to choose, but how to justify their choice."

-Ayn Rand




"Nursing is a service devoted to the prevention and the relief of physical suffering. Inherent in nursing is the control of disease, the care and rehabilitation of the sick and the promotion of health through teaching and counseling."

-Lillian Brunner, et al, Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing




"So I have just one wish for you - the good luck to be somewhere where you are free to maintain the kind of integrity I have described, and where you do not feel forced by a need to maintain your position in the organization, or financial support, or so on, to lose your integrity. May you have that freedom."

-Richard Feynman



"In 1965 Ralph Nader asked a question that shocked America. In his book Unsafe at Any Speed he asked why thousands of Americans were being killed or injured in car accidents when the technology already existed to make our cars safer. The automobile industry resisted Nader's suggestions furiously, but public outcry forced government and industry to apply new safety standards, and to include devices like shoulder harnesses and air bags which have saved thousands from death or injury. "

-Academy of Achievement (


"Driving is like baseball, in a way: it's the number of times you reach home safely that counts."

-Electric Tool News


"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence."

-Albert Einstein


"To act is easy; to think is hard"



"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."

-George Smith Patton


"On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock."

-Thomas Jefferson


"Because the fact is, harassment is a power issue. And power is neither male nor female. Whoever is behind the desk has the opportunity to abuse power."

-Michael Crichton, DISCLOSURE, Ballantine Books, New York, 1993.

Last revised: February 27, 2000
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