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

APRIL 09


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
4/1/09     "The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year." - Mark Twain
4/2/09     "Knowledge can be communicated but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, be fortified by it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it." - Herman Hesse
4/3/09     "What others think of us would be of little moment did it not, when known, so deeply tinge what we think of ourselves." - Seneca
4/4/09     "A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds." - Sir Francis Bacon
4/5/09     "It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. There is no fun in doing nothing when you have nothing to do. Wasting time is merely an occupation then, and a most exhausting one. Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen." - Jerome K. Jerome
4/6/09     "Conscience is the inner voice which warns us that someone may be looking." - H.L. Mencken
4/7/09     "Most of one's life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking." - Aldous Huxley
4/8/09     "Vision is the art of seeing things invisible." - Jonathan Swift
4/9/09     "Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others." - Sir Winston Churchill
4/10/09     "Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of habit." - Somerset Maugham
4/11/09     "It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues." - Abraham Lincoln
4/12/09     " 'Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees filled all the air with fragrance and with joy." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
4/13/09     "Drop the question what tomorrow may bring, and count as profit every day that Fate allows you." - Horace
4/14/09     "The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax." - Albert Einstein
4/15/09     "Taxes are what we pay for civilized society." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
4/16/09     "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." - Mohandas Gandhi
4/17/09     "Just as those who practice the same profession recognize each other instinctively, so do those who practice the same vice." - Marcel Proust
4/18/09     "Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago." - Bernard Berenson
4/19/09     "From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step." - Denis Diderot
4/20/09     "We are not satisfied to be right, unless we can prove others to be quite wrong." - William Hazlitt
4/21/09     "Those who are believed to be most abject and humble are usually most ambitious and envious." - Benedict Spinoza
4/22/09     "Many a man fails to become a thinker for the sole reason that his memory is too good." - Friedrich Nietzsche
4/23/09     "Everything that emancipates the spirit without giving us control over ourselves is harmful." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
4/24/09     "Tact in audacity consists in knowing how far we may go too far." - Jean Cocteau
4/25/09     "If a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it." - Edgar Howe
4/26/09     "You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise." - Seneca
4/27/09     "The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities." - Theodore Roosevelt
4/28/09     "Let your capital be simplicity and contentment." - Henry David Thoreau
4/29/09     "When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us." - Helen Keller
4/30/09     "Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood." - Marie Curie


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