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

FEBRUARY 2006


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
2/1/06     "There must be quite a few things a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them." - Sylvia Plath
2/2/06     "Whining is not only graceless, but can be dangerous. It can alert a brute that a victim is in the neighborhood." - Maya Angelou
2/3/06     "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." - William Arthur Ward
2/4/06     "Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem." - John Galsworthy
2/5/06     "The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get into the office." - Robert Frost
2/6/06     "The man who does not do his own thinking is a slave, and is a traitor to himself and to his fellow-men." - Robert Ingersoll
2/7/06     "All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason." - Immanuel Kant
2/8/06     "To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture." - Thomas Paine
2/9/06     "We are endeavoring, too, to reduce the government to the practice of a rigorous economy, to avoid burdening the people, and arming the magistrate with a patronage of money, which might be used to corrupt and undermine the principles of our government." - Thomas Jefferson
2/10/06     "You probably wouldn't worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do." - Olin Miller
2/11/06     "Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future." - Paul Boese
2/12/06     "Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought." - Henry David Thoreau
2/13/06     "In the fields of observation chance favors only those minds which are prepared." - Louis Pasteur
2/14/06     "There is only one situation I can think of in which men and women make an effort to read better than they usually do. [It is] when they are in love and reading a love letter." - Mortimer Adler
2/15/06     "He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire." - Lao Tzu
2/16/06     "Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live." - Oscar Wilde
2/17/06     "There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere..." - Jane Austen
2/18/06     "I am convinced that the best service a retired general can perform is to turn in his tongue along with his suit, and to mothball his opinions." - Gen Omar N Bradley
2/19/06     "I see the mind of the 5-year-old as a volcano with two vents: destructiveness and creativeness." - Sylvia Ashton-Warner
2/20/06     "To be interested in the changing seasons is, in this middling zone, a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring." - George Santayana
2/21/06     "Among those whom I like, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can; all of them make me laugh." - W H Auden
2/22/06     "Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love." - Marc Chagall
2/23/06     "Be of love (a little) more careful than of anything." - E E Cummings
2/24/06     "If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster." - Isaac Asimov
2/25/06     "To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am." - Bernard Baruch
2/26/06     "It is right that he too should have his little chronicle, his memories, his reason, and be able to recognize the good in the bad, the bad in the worst, and so grow gently old down all the unchanging days, and die one day like any other day, only shorter." - Samuel Beckett
2/27/06     "Anxiety is the space between the 'now' and the 'then.' " - Richard Abell
2/28/06     "Maturity is coming to terms with that other part of yourself." - Ruth Tiffany Barnhouse


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