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

AUG 2012


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
8/1/12     "Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?" - George Carlin
8/2/12     "If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there'd be a shortage of sand." - Milton Friedman
8/3/12     "The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind." - William Blake
8/4/12     "Routine is not organization, any more than paralysis is order." - Arthur Helps
8/5/12     "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - President Harry S. Truman
8/6/12     "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
8/7/12     "A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others." - Ayn Rand
8/8/12     "Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning." - Gloria Steinem
8/9/12     "One man with courage makes a majority." - Andrew Jackson
8/10/12     "A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep." - Saul Bellow
8/11/12     'The most wasted of all days is one without laughter." - e.e. cummings
8/12/12     "If there is no knowledge, there is no understanding; if there is no understanding, there is no knowledge." - The Talmud
8/13/12     "Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in." - Andrew Jackson
8/14/12     "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." - Leonardo da Vinci
8/15/12     "The best way to predict the future is to invent it." - Alan Kay
8/16/12     "The government in a revolution is the despotism of liberty against tyranny." - Roberspierre
8/17/12     "The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken." - Samuel Johnson
8/18/12     "Government is not reason; it is not eloquent -- it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master." - George Washington
8/19/12     "Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be." - John Wooden
8/20/12     "The way to get started is to stop talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney
8/21/12     "He who postpones the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses." - Horace
8/22/12     "We have a 'strategic' plan. It's called doing things." - Herb Kelleher
8/23/12     "The man who trims himself to suit everybody will soon whittle himself away." - Charles Schwab
8/24/12     "When the best leader's work is done the people say, "We did it ourselves". - Lao Tzu
8/25/12     "We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." - T.S. Eliot
8/26/12     "There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, pure, simple and useful life." - Booker T. Washington
8/27/12     "Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are." - Malcolm Forbes
8/28/12     "Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assaults of thought on the unthinking." - John Maynard Keynes
8/29/12     "Some people have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can." - Willis R. Whitney
8/30/12     "Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." - Mark Twain
8/31/12     "In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer." - Albert Camus


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