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

DECEMBER 09


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
12/1/09     "A conscience which has been bought once will be bought twice." - Norbert Wiener
12/2/09     "Ideas without action are worthless." - Harvey Mackay
12/3/09     "Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another." - John Dewey
12/4/09     "The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control." - Ogden Nash
12/5/09     "Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them." - Andy Rooney
12/6/09     "Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me. It is an uncomfortable doctrine which the true ethics whisper into my ear. You are happy, they say; therefore you are called upon to give much." - Albert Schweitzer
12/7/09     "The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it." - George Orwell
12/8/09     "A time will come when a politician who has wilfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not stake their own." - H.G. Wells
12/9/09     "Fortunately for serious minds, a bias recognized is a bias sterilized." - A. Eustace Haydon
12/10/09     "The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober." - William Butler Yeats
12/11/09     "Nothing great has been and nothing great can be accomplished without passion. It is only a dead, too often, indeed, a hypocritical moralizing which inveighs against the form of passion as such." - Georg Hegel
12/12/09     "Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it." - George Bernard Shaw
12/13/09     "It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact." - Edmund Burke
12/14/09     "To me, consensus seems to be the process of abandoning all beliefs, principles, values and policies. So it is something in which no one believes and to which no one objects." - Margaret Thatcher
12/15/09     "Where there is great love there are always miracles." - Willa Cather
12/16/09     "Prejudice is the child of ignorance." - William Hazlitt
12/17/09     "Keep thy hook always baited, for a fish lurks ever in the most unlikely swim." - Ovid
12/18/09     "Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him and to let him know that you trust him." - Booker Washington
12/19/09     "He that leaveth nothing to chance will do few things ill, but he will do very few things." - George Savile Halifax
12/20/09     "Let all the learned say what they can, 'tis ready money makes the man." - William Somerville
12/21/09     "If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us." - Herman Hesse
12/22/09     "A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues." - Cicero
12/23/09     "Eyes are more accurate witnesses than ears." - Heraclitus
12/24/09     "Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!" - Hamilton Wright Mabie
12/25/09     "Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind." - Mary Ellen Chase
12/26/09     "Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretense of keeping it alive." - Havelock Ellis
12/27/09     "Wouldn't life be worth the living
Wouldn't dreams be coming true
If we kept the Christmas spirit
All the whole year through?" - Author Unknown
12/28/09     "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anais Nin
12/29/09     "However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results." - Winston Churchill
12/30/09     "He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper." - Edmund Burke
12/31/09     "Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us." - Hal Borland


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