"For as long as there have been humans on Earth, it seems we have struggled with the problem of unity and diversity. The dualistic mind, which most of us were taught to emphasize, is incapable of creating unity. It "smartly" divides reality into binaries. It cannot help but choose sides."
Father Richard Rohr, in comments on the First Sunday of Advent about the need for coming together among the religions
"In Mayberry, there was no illness. There was no war. There was no violence. There was no graffiti. We all had a good time, and we laughed a lot."
Jim Nabors, on why "The Andy Griffith Show" was so popular in its era. Our friend growing up, Gomer passed away last week...
"I came to run the Department of Veterans Affairs because I'm committed to veterans, and I'm committed to fighting for them," Shulkin told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" Sunday. "And I would not resign, because I'm committed to making sure this job was seen through to the very end."
David Shulkin, MD – Former Secretary for US Department of Veterans Affairs on his Tweet firing by President Donald Trump over the past weekend
[Chief of Staff John Kelly] “…called Shulkin and gave him the opportunity to resign,” Schlapp said. “Obviously, the key here is that the president has made a decision. He wanted a change in the Department of Veterans Affairs. He wanted more results coming out of that particular department. ... That is why he moved to make this change.”
Mercedes Schlapp – White House Director of Strategic Communications in comments on Fox & Friends where she backed away from the original contention that Shulkin has resigned his position as VA Secretary