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THOUGHT-OF-THE-DAY ARCHIVES
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
- Marcus Aurelius

APRIL 2002


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
4/01/02      "To be loved, be lovable." - Ovid
4/02/02      "There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way." - Christopher Morley
4/03/02      "You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation." - Plato
4/04/02      "You cannot run away from a weakness; you must sometimes fight it out or perish. And if that be so, why not now, and where you stand?" - Robert Louis Stevenson
4/05/02      "Some day, in years to come, you will be wrestling with the great temptation, or trembling under the great sorrow of your life. But the real struggle is here, now, in these quiet weeks. Now it is being decided whether, in the day of your supreme sorrow or temptation, you shall miserably fail or gloriously conquer. Character cannot be made except by a steady, long continued process." - Phillips Brooks
4/06/02      "Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure." - William Saroyan
4/07/02      "The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it." - Pearl Buck
4/08/02      "All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope." - Winston Churchill
4/09/02      "One of life's quiet excitements is to stand somewhat apart from yourself and watch yourself softly becoming the author of something beautiful, even if it is only falling ash." - Norman Maclean
4/10/02      "We have given away far too many freedoms in order to be free. Now it's time to take some back." - John le Carre
4/11/02      "By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes. Open, locks, whoever knocks!" - William Shakespeare
4/12/02      "It is the mind that makes the man, and our vigour is in our immortal soul." - Ovid
4/13/02      "What people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can." - Henry David Thoreau
4/14/02      "Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within." - James Baldwin
4/15/02      "Freedom isn't given; it is won." - A. Phillip Randolph
4/16/02      "He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice." - Albert Einstein
4/17/02      "A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whose timidity prevented them from making a first effort." - Sydney Smith
4/18/02      "What a peculiar privilege has this little agitation of the brain which we call thought, that we must make it the model of the whole universe." - David Hume
4/19/02      "Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things." - Russell Baker
4/20/02      "Money may kindle, but it cannot by itself, and for very long, burn." - Igor Stravinsky
4/21/02      "The better work men do is always done under stress and at great personal cost." - William Carlos Williams
4/22/02      "A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J.O.B." - Fats Domino
4/23/02      "A people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives." - James Madison
4/24/02      "The first duty of society is to give each of its members the possibility of fulfilling his destiny. When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed." - Alexis Carrel
4/25/02      "Until you value yourself, you won't value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it." - M. Scott Peck
4/26/02      "Perfect love is rare indeed - for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain." - Leo Buscaglia
4/27/02      "The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them." - Benjamin Jowett
4/28/02      "You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even if it leads to the president. I'm innocent. You've got to believe I'm innocent. If you don't, take my job." - Richard Nixon
4/29/02      "Principles have no real force except when one is well-fed." - Mark Twain
4/30/02      "Society is one vast conspiracy for carving one into the kind of statue it likes, and then placing it in the most convenient niche it has." - Randolph Bourne

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