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

DEC 2011


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
12/1/11     "It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him." - John Steinbeck
12/2/11     "Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom." - Bertrand Russell
12/3/11     "Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves." - Germaine Greer
12/4/11     "A room without books is like a body without a soul." - Cicero
12/5/11     "Simplicity is the peak of civilization." - Jessie Sampter
12/6/11     "Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive." - Sir Walter Scott,
12/7/11     "The older I get the less I listen to what people say and the more I look at what they do." - Andrew Carnegie
12/8/11     "My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular." - Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.
12/9/11     "Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in the future." - Charles F. Kettering
12/10/11     "Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives." - William James
12/11/11     "The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others." - Dag Hammarskj÷ld
12/12/11     "Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships." - Charles Simic
12/13/11     "A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong." - Thomas Szasz
12/14/11     "Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty." - Thomas Jefferson
12/15/11     "Never bear more than one trouble at a time. Some people bear three kinds --- all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have." - Edward Everett Hale
12/16/11     "Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; from discord find harmony; in the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein
12/17/11     "Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity. I say let your affairs be as one, two, three and to a hundred or a thousand. We are happy in proportion to the things we can do without." - Henry David Thoreau
12/18/11     "The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine." - Mike Murdock
12/19/11     "Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live." - Dorothy Thompson
12/20/11     "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." - Leonardo da Vinci
12/21/11     "Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of pleasures, costs nothing, and conveys much." - Erastus Wiman
12/22/11     "The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become." - Charles Du Bos
12/23/11     "The goal of many leaders is to get people to think more highly of the leader. The goal of a great leader is to help people to think more highly of themselves." - J. Carla Nortcutt
12/24/11     "Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple, and the simple thing is the right thing." - Oscar Wilde
12/25/11     "The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity." - Benjamin Franklin
12/26/11     "The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed." - Carl Jung
12/27/11     "Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected." - Steve Jobs
12/28/11     "Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours." - Swedish Proverb
12/29/11     "You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind." - Irish proverb
12/30/11     "That action is best which accomplishes the greatest happiness for the greatest numbers." - Francis Hutcheson
12/31/11     "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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