Wednesday, July 15, 2015

HONORARY PhD:  Guess Who Has One!

WISDOM   WISDOM   WISDOM   WISDOM   WISDOM   WISDOM   WISDOM

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You might reach your life's destination better if you remember
 YOU WILL NEVER DO ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD WITHOUT COURAGE. IT IS THE GREATEST QUALITY OF THE MIND NEXT TO HONOR  Aristotle

I WOULD PREFER EVEN TO FAIL WITH HONOR THAN WIN BY CHEATING Sophocles


An honorary degree or a degree HONORIS CAUSA (Latin "for the sake of honor") is a degree for which the usual requirements are waved.  It is not received for study, research, writing or teaching but conferred as a way of honoring a distinguished contribution to a specific field.

I LOVE THE NAME OF HONOR, MORE THAN I FEAR DEATH Julius Caesar



Benjamin Franklin received an honorary degree from the College of William Mary in 1756, thereafter referring to himself as Dr. Franklin.  Also, Rev. Billy Graham referred to himself as Dr. Graham after receiving an honorary degree.  Ralph Stanley only referred to himself as "doctor" in joking.  Booker T. Washington referred to himself as Dr. Washington after receiving an honorary degree from Dartmouth.


I'LL ADMIT I WAS HONORED TO BE ON THE COVER OF TIME - Ethel Merman


BARBARA STREISAND
There is a very long list of names you would recognize that have received honorary degrees:  Barbara Streisand,  Mike Tyson, Celine Dior, Dolly Parton, Gloria Estefan, George W. Bush, Stevie Wonder, Muhammand Ali, George Foreman and Aretha Franklin to name a few.  Nicolo Machiavelli said "It is not titles than honor men, but men that honor titles".  Those who have received these honorary PhD's have made their mark in the world in various ways.
  

I'M HONORED IF I CAN INSPIRE SOMEBODY ELSE - Dimi Moore


 Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Knight of the Garter, was the son of Lord Randolph Churchill and American socialite Jennie Jerome.  Few men have been as honored as Churchill.  President John F. Kennedy named him an honorary citizen of the United States.  In 2001, a destroyer was named the USS Winston S. Churchill.  He has nine honorary doctorates.   

THE LAW:  IT HAS HONORED US; MAY WE HONOR IT - Daniel Webster


YOUNG CHURCHILL
Churchill loved his cigars and his whiskey!  His wisdom, however, is recognized by four American High Schools named after him.  His opinion of honor?  

"All the great things are simple and can be expressed in a single word:  freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy and hope".

The more letters following one's name indicates the importance of their achievement.  Probably none have more than Sir Winston Churchill.

A PIG RESEMBLES A SAINT IN THAT HE IS MORE RECOGNIZED AFTER HIS DEATH


WALT PIERCE, PhD, MM, SMSSD
Just An Old Time Country Boy
Look like a doctor to you? It's me and I have an honorary doctorate.  PhD, MM, SMSSD.  Should you now start addressing me as Dr. Pierce?  NAW!  Why?  Mostly because "I'm just a country boy, a corn bread loving country boy, I'll raise cane on Saturday but I'll be in church come Sunday".  What do the letters stand for? Mountain Music, Southern Mountain Style Square Dancing.  Un Huh! 

YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE, BUT IF YOU DO IT RIGHT, ONCE IS ENOUGH


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1 comment:

Cheryl said...

"I'm not a doctor...but I play one on tv!" Is that how you charmed your lovely bride when you first met? haha!