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

FEBRUARY 2007


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
2/1/07     None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. - Johann Wolfgang van Goethe
2/2/07     "Whining is not only graceless, but can be dangerous. It can alert a brute that a victim is in the neighborhood." - Maya Angelou
2/3/07     "Love is often nothing but a favorable exchange between two people who get the most of what they can expect, considering their value on the personality market." - Erich Fromm
2/4/07     "Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem." - John Galsworthy
2/5/07     "There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar: it keeps the mind nimble, it kills prejudice, and it fosters humor. " - George Santayana
2/6/07     "When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people." - Abraham Joshua Heschel
2/7/07     "All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason." - Immanuel Kant
2/8/07     "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
2/9/07     "You are what you think about all day long." - Robert H. Schuller
2/10/07     "The three eldest children of Necessity: God, the World and love." - Richard Garnett
2/11/07     "The computer is only a fast idiot, it has no imagination; it cannot originate action. It is, and will remain, only a tool to man." - American Library Association
2/12/07     "With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan - to do all which may achieve and cherish a just, and a lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations." - Abraham Lincoln
2/13/07     'Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way." - Booker T. Washington
2/14/07     "There is no remedy for love but to love more." - Henry David Thoreau
2/15/07     "There is a striking dichotomy between the behavior of many women in their lives at work and in their lives as mothers. Many of the same women who are battling stereotypes on the job, who are up against unspoken assumptions about the roles of men and women, seem to accept - and in their acceptance seem to reinforce - these roles at home with both their sons and their daughters." - Ellen Lewis
2/16/07     "Commitment, by its nature, frees us from ourselves and, while it stands us in opposition to some, it joins us with others similarly committed. Commitment moves us from the mirror trap of the self absorbed with the self to the freedom of a community of shared values." - Michael Lewis
2/17/07     "Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary." - Reinhold Niebuhr
2/18/07     "Better the occasional faults of a Government that lives in a spirit of charity than the consistent omissions of a Government frozen in the ice of its own indifference." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
2/19/07     "We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is disappearing." - R.D. Laing
2/20/07     "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
2/21/07     "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
2/22/07     "Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action." - James Russell Lowell
2/23/07     "Be of love (a little) more careful than of anything." - E E Cummings
2/24/07     "If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster." - Isaac Asimov
2/25/07     "To freely bloom - that is my definition of success." - Gerry Spence
2/26/07     "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
2/27/07     "Anxiety is the space between the 'now' and the 'then.' " - Richard Abell
2/28/07     "Maturity is coming to terms with that other part of yourself." - Ruth Tiffany Barnhouse


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