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

APRIL 2005


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
4/01/05    "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain." - Frank Herbert
4/02/05    "Be not afraid!" - John Paul II
4/03/05    "Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source." - Leo Tolstoy
4/04/05    "The holiest of all holidays are those
Kept by ourselves in silence and apart;
The secret anniversaries of the heart." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
4/05/05    "The proverb warns that 'You should not bite the hand that feeds you.' But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself." - Thomas Szasz
4/06/05    "When the nature of the thing is incomprehensible, I can acquiesce in the Scripture: but when the signification of words is incomprehensible, I cannot acquiesce in the authority of a Schoolman." - Thomas Hobbes
4/07/05    "I prefer tongue-tied knowledge to ignorant loquacity." - Cicero
4/08/05    "I am an idealist. I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way." - Carl Sandburg
4/09/05    "To lengthen thy life, lessen thy meals." - Benjamin Franklin
4/10/05    "Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it." - Bertrand Russell
4/11/05    "Human nature is not a machine to be built after a model, and set to do exactly the work prescribed for it, but a tree, which requires to grow and develop itself on all sides, according to the tendency of the inward forces which make it a living thing." - John Stuart Mill
4/12/05    "The world of books is the most remarkable creation of man. Nothing else that he builds ever lasts. Monuments fall; nations perish; civilizations grow old and die out; and, after an era of darkness, new races build others. But in the world of books are volumes that have seen this happen again and again, and yet live on, still young, still as fresh as the day they were written, still telling men's hearts of the hearts of men centuries dead." - Clarence Day
4/13/05    "Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
4/14/05    "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." - Mark Twain
4/15/05    "Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population." - Albert Einstein
4/16/05    "The income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has." - Will Rogers
4/17/05    "History is a vision of God's creation on the move." - Arnold Toynbee
4/18/05    "A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong." - Thomas Szasz
4/19/05    "No loss of flood and lightning, no destruction of cities and temples by hostile forces of nature, has deprived man of so many noble lives and impulses as those which his intolerance has destroyed." - Helen Keller
4/20/05    "When we consider what, to use the words of the catechism, is the chief end of man, and what are the true necessaries and means of life, it appears as if men had deliberately chosen the common mode of living because they preferred it to any other. Yet they honestly think there is no choice left. But alert and healthy natures remember that the sun rose clear. It is never too late to give up our prejudices." - Henry David Thoreau
4/21/05    "To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter... to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life." - John Burroughs
4/22/05    "People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering." - Saint Augustine
4/23/05    "Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back." - Thomas Sowel
4/24/05    "Intellectual 'work' is misnamed; it is a pleasure, a dissipation, and is its own highest reward." - Mark Twain
4/25/05    "i thank You God for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes" - E.E. Cummings
4/26/05    "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success." - Albert Schweitzer
4/27/05    "Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat." - John Morley
4/28/05    "To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
4/29/05    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves." - Buddha
4/30/05    "You don't have to suffer to be a poet. Adolescence is enough suffering for anyone." - John Ciardi
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