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Our life is what our thoughts make it.
- Marcus Aurelius
DATE THOUGHT OF THE DAY
"To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides."
"A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives."
"He that would be a leader must be a bridge."
- Welsh proverb
"The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom."
- H.L. Mencken
"There is a point beyond which even justice becomes unjust."
"All a man can betray is his conscience."
- Joseph Conrad
"Was there ever any domination that did not appear natural to those who possessed it?"
- John Stuart Mill
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope."
- Sir Winston Churchill
"The only people who grow old were born old to begin with."
- Robert E. Sherwood
"We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess, but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
"In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted."
- Bertrand Russell
"When you want to test the depths of a stream, don't use both feet."
- Chinese Proverb
"A book must be an axe for the frozen sea inside of us."
- Franz Kafka
"I shut my eyes in order to see."
- Paul Gauguin
"There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking."
- Theodore Rubin
"Nothing can bring you peace but yourself."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Many a man fails to become a thinker for the sole reason that his memory is too good."
- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
"The mind is its own place, and in itself / Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven."
- John Milton
"Have more than thou showest, / Speak less than thou knowest. "
- William Shakespeare
"Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime."
- Martin Luther
"The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
"Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does Nature, because in her inventions, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous."
- Leonardo da Vinci
"If the United Nations is to survive, those who represent it must bolster it; those who advocate it must submit to it; and those who believe in it must fight for it."
- Norman Cousins
"Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its values
only to its scarcity"
- Samuel Johnson
"Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame."
- Alexander Pope
"The flower that follows the sun does so even on cloudy days."
- Robert Leighton
"The most dangerous of all falsehoods is a slightly distorted truth. "
- G.C. Lichtenberg
"The illusion that we are separate from one another is an optical delusion of our consciousness."
- Albert Einstein
"The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterward."
- Arthur Koestler
"Be the change you want to see in the world."
- Mahatma Gandhi
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