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

APRIL 2004


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
4/01/04      "Talent is formed in solitude, character in the bustle of the world." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
4/02/04      "Don't say things. What you are stands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
4/03/04      "What is art? Nature concentrated." - Honore de Balzac
4/04/04      "The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things." - Plato
4/05/04      "The lack of objectivity, as far as foreign nations are concerned, is notorious. From one day to another, another nation is made out to be utterly depraved and fiendish, while one's own nation stands for everything that is good and noble. Every action of the enemy is judged by one standard - every action of oneself by another. Even good deeds by the enemy are considered a sign of particular devilishness, meant to deceive us and the world, while our bad deeds are necessary and justified by our noble goals which they serve." - Erich Fromm
4/06/04      "Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence." - Hal Borland
4/07/04     "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
4/08/04      "If a victory is told in detail, one can no longer distinguish it from a defeat." - Jean-Paul Sartre
4/09/04      "Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for." - Joseph Addison
4/10/04      "Of all nature's gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children?" - Marcus Tullius Cicero
4/11/04      "There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write." - William Makepeace Thackeray
4/12/04      "We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another." - Jonathan Swift
4/13/04      "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." - Robert Frost
4/14/04      "As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins." - Albert Schweitzer
4/15/04      "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax." - Albert Einstein
4/16/04      "Never speak of yourself to others; make them talk about themselves instead: therein lies the whole art of pleasing." - J.E de Goncourt
4/17/04      "There is a word sweeter than mother, home or heaven -- That word is liberty." - Epitaph on the grave of Matilda Joslyn Gage
4/18/04      "There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it." - Alfred Hitchcock.
4/19/04      "The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
4/20/04      "He who truly knows has no occasion to shout." - Leonardo da Vinci
4/21/04      "They are of the People, and return again to mix with the People, having no more durable preeminence than the different Grains of Sand in an Hourglass. Such an Assembly cannot easily become dangerous to Liberty. They are the Servants of the People, sent together to do the People's Business, and promote the public Welfare; their Powers must be sufficient, or their Duties cannot be performed. They have no profitable Appointments, but a mere Payment of daily Wages, such as are scarcely equivalent to their Expenses; so that, having no Chance for great Places, and enormous Salaries or Pensions, as in some Countries, there is no triguing of bribing for Elections." - Benjamin Franklin
4/22/04      "Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
4/23/04      "The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedients, and by parts." - Edmund Burke
4/24/04      "Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory." - Alexander Solzhenitsyn
4/25/04      "Little of all we value here
Wakes on the morn of its hundredth year
Without both feeling and looking queer.
In fact, there's nothing that keeps its youth,
So far as I know, but a tree and truth." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
4/26/04      "A great man left a watchword that we can well repeat: 'There is no indispensable man.' " - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
4/27/04      "It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English -- up to fifty words used in correct context -- no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese." - Carl Sagan
4/28/04      "Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them." - Albert Einstein
4/29/04      "Money may be the husk of many things but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintance, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness." - Henrik Ibsen
4/30/04      "Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference." - Robert Frost
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