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

APRIL 2007


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
4/1/07     "You may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can't fool all of the people all the time. - Abraham Lincoln
4/2/07     "If equal affection cannot be, Let the more loving one be me." - W. H. Auden
4/3/07     "Most of us love from our need to love, not because we find someone deserving." - Nikki Giovanni
4/4/07     "Just as the right to speak and the right to refrain from speaking are complementary components of a broader concept of individual freedom of mind, so also the individual's freedom to choose his own creed is the counterpart of his right to refrain from accepting the creed established by the majority." - John Paul Stevens
4/5/07     "The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, the pessimist fears this is true." - James Branch Cabell
4/6/07     "The greatest cunning is to have none at all." - Carl Sandburg
4/7/07     "Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill." - Barbara Tuchman
4/8/07     "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison
4/9/07     "Kindness is not without its rocks ahead. People are apt to put it down to an easy temper and seldom recognize it as the secret striving of a generous nature; whilst, on the other hand, the ill-natured get credit for all the evil they refrain from." - Honore De Balzac
4/10/07     "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." - George Bernard Shaw
4/11/07     "The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken." - Samuel Johnson
4/12/07     "Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so. The only chance is to treat, not happiness, but some end external to it, as the purpose of life." - John Stuart Mill
4/13/07     "Without heroes, we are all plain people, and don't know how far we can go." - Bernard Malamud
4/14/07     "Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly." - Franz Kafka
4/15/07     "They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price." - Kahlil Gibran
4/16/07     "Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing." - William James
4/17/07     "There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning." - Thornton Niven Wilder
4/18/07     "Civilizations in decline are consistently characterised by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity." - Arnold Toynbee
4/19/07     "Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge." - Alfred North Whitehead
4/20/07     "Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws." - Plato
4/21/07     "He who breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom." - J. R. R. Tolkien
4/22/07     "We don't accomplish anything in this world alone, and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads from one to another that creates something." - Sandra Day O'Connor
4/23/07     "Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory." - Albert Schweitzer
4/24/07     "Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum." - Thomas Szasz
4/25/07     "Knowledge is power." - Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est - Francis Bacon
4/26/07     "Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence." - Robert Frost
4/27/07     "Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
4/28/07     "People do not lack strength, they lack will." - Victor Hugo
4/29/07     "Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task." - William James
4/30/07     "The secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life, and in elevating them to art." - William Morris


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