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

DECEMBER 2008


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
12/1/08     "The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity." - George Bernard Shaw
12/2/08     "No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut." - Sam Rayburn
12/3/08     "The art of pleasing consists in being pleased." - William Hazlitt
12/4/08     "The afternoon of human life must also have a significance of its own and cannot be merely a pitiful appendage to life's morning." - Carl Gustav Jung
12/5/08     "Honest men are the soft easy cushions on which knaves repose and fatten." - Thomas Otway
12/6/08     "To choose what is difficult all one's day, as if it were easy, that is faith." - W.H. Auden
12/7/08     "Be who you are and say what you feel 'cause people who mind don't matter, and people who matter don't mind." - Theodor Seuss Geisel
12/8/08     "Words are loaded pistols." - Jean-Paul Sartre
12/9/08     "The world fears a new experience more than it fears anything. Because a new experience displaces so many old experiences." - D.H. Lawrence
12/10/08     "Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy." - Nora Ephron
12/11/08     "Show me a good and gracious loser and I'll show you a failure." - Knute Rockne
12/12/08     "Take anything and everything seriously except yourselves." - Rudyard Kipling
12/13/08     "The advice of their elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
12/14/08     "We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm." - Winston Churchill
12/15/08     "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." - George Bernard Shaw
12/16/08     "The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong." - Jeremy Bentham
12/17/08     "Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility." - James Thurber
12/18/08     "We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves." - Eric Hoffer
12/19/08     "My friends are my estate." - Emily Dickinson
12/20/08     "The summit of happiness is reached when a person is ready to be what he is." - Desiderius Erasmus
12/21/08     "A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right." - Thomas Paine
12/22/08     "We do not acquire humility. There is humility in us - only we humiliate ourselves before false gods." - Simone Weil
12/23/08     "For the most part, fear is nothing but an illusion. When you share it with someone else, it tends to disappear." - Marilyn C. Barrick
12/24/08     "'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads." - Clement Clarke Moore
12/25/08     "At Christmas play and make good cheer,
For Christmas comes but once a year." - Thomas Tusser
12/26/08     "This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess." - Rainer Maria Rilke
12/27/08     "Censorship, like charity, should begin at home; but, unlike charity, it should end there." - Clare Boothe Luce
12/28/08     "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." - Mahatma Gandhi
12/29/08     "We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them." - Livy
12/30/08     "Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
12/31/08     "For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning." - T.S. Eliot


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