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

JANUARY 2007


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
1/1/07     "Knowledge is of two kinds: we know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it." - Samuel Johnson
1/2/07     "If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once a week." - Charles Darwin
1/3/07     "In foreign policy you have to wait twenty-five years to see how it comes out." - James Reston
1/4/07     "Man, unlike any other thing organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments." - John Steinbeck
1/5/07     "He who dares not offend cannot be honest." - Thomas Paine
1/6/07     "Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm but the harm does not interest them." - T.S. Eliot
1/7/07     "To live happily is an inward power of the soul." - Marcus Aurelius
1/8/07     "To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else." - Emily Dickinson
1/9/07     "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." - Omar Bradley
1/10/07     "Peace is an unstable equilibrium, which can be preserved only by acknowledged supremacy or equal power." - Will Durant
1/11/07     "There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root, and it may be that he who bestows the largest amount of time and money on the needy is doing the most by his mode of life to produce that misery which he strives in vain to relieve." - Henry David Thoreau
1/12/07     "In the United States, it is now possible for a person eighteen years of age, female as well as male, to graduate from high school, college, or university without ever having cared for, or even held, a baby; without ever having comforted or assisted another human being who really needed help. . . . No society can long sustain itself unless its members have learned the sensitivities, motivations, and skills involved in assisting and caring for other human beings." - Urie Bronfenbrenner
1/13/07     "The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts." - Edmund Burke
1/14/07     "The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated." - William James
1/15/07     "We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate." - Thomas Jefferson
1/16/07     "To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe." - Marilyn vos Savant
1/17/07     "Wisdom we know is the knowledge of good and evil not the strength to choose between the two." - John Cheever
1/18/07     "Everything should be first-rate in a person, his face, clothes, soul and thoughts." - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
1/19/07     "Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem." - W. Somerset Maugham
1/20/07     "I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I do and I understand." - Chinese Proverb
1/21/07     "Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech." - Martin Fraguhar Tupper
1/22/07     "A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in this world no one is all knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity." - Eleanor Roosevelt
1/23/07     "I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power." - Thomas Jefferson
1/24/07     "I must learn to love the fool in me - the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility and dignity but for my fool." - Theodore Rubin
1/25/07     "History teaches that grave threats to liberty often come in times of urgency, when constitutional rights seem too extravagant to endure." - Thurgood Marshall
1/26/07     "Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem - in my opinion - to characterize our age." - Albert Einstein
1/27/07     "All the lessons of history in four sentences:
Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power.
The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small.
The bee fertilizes the flower it robs.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." - Charles Beard
1/28/07     "Difficulties strengthen the mind, as does labor the body." - Seneca
1/29/07     "Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do." - Johann von Goethe
1/30/07     "Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value." - Thomas Paine
1/31/07     "Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving to the citizen as much freedom of action and of being, as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner." - James Fenimore Cooper


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