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

JANUARY 2006


DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
1/01/06     "No one ever regarded the First of January with indifference. It is that from which all date their time, and count upon what is left. It is the nativity of our common Adam." - Charles Lamb
1/02/06     "If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldnít brood. Iíd type a little faster." - Isaac Asimov
1/03/06     "A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer." - Dean Acheson
1/04/06     "Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do." - Benjamin Franklin
1/05/06     "In the fields of observation chance favors only those minds which are prepared." - Louis Pasteur
1/06/06     "Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind." - Bertrand Russell
1/07/06     "Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." - Seneca
1/08/06     "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." - Theodore Roosevelt
1/09/06     "Beware the fury of a patient man." - John Dryden
1/10/06     "One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman." - Simone de Beauvoir
1/11/06     "Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind." - Rudyard Kipling
1/12/06     "We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be." - Kurt Vonnegut
1/13/05     "The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice." - George Eliot
1/14/06     "None of us is as smart as all of us." - Phil Condit
1/15/06     "A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this world." - John Locke
1/16/06     "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
1/17/06     "Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think." - Jean De La Bruyere
1/18/06     "Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life." - Immanuel Kant
1/19/06     "You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club." - Jack London
1/20/06     "Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength." - Eric Hoffer
1/21/06     "Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with." - Mark Twain
1/22/06     "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority: still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority." - Lord Acton
1/23/06     "When twenty years ago a vague terror went over the earth and the word socialism began to be heard, I thought and still think that fear was translated into doctrines that had no proper place in the Constitution or the common law. Judges are apt to be naif, simple-minded men, and they need something of Mephistopheles. We too need education in the obvious to learn to transcend our own convictions and to leave room for much that we hold dear to be done away with short of revolution by the orderly change of law." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
1/24/06     "The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%." - Andrew Carnegie
1/25/05     "Only a person of deep faith can afford the luxury of skepticism." - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
1/26/06     "The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious ... the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science." - Albert Einstein
1/27/06     "It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well." - Rene Descartes
1/28/06     "There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts." - Voltaire
1/29/06     "Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted." - Aldous Huxley
1/30/06     "Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries." - James A. Michener
1/31/06     "The most tyrannical of governments are those which make crimes of opinions, for everyone has an inalienable right to his thoughts." - Baruch Spinoza


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