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

JANUARY 2008


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
1/1/08     "New Year's Day is every man's birthday." - Charles Lamb
1/2/08     "The past is never dead - it is not even past." - William Faulkner
1/3/08     "Many a man fails to become a thinker for the sole reason that his memory is too good." - Friedrich Nietzsche
1/4/08     "The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities." - Theodore Roosevelt
1/5/08     "You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing." - Michael Pritchard
1/6/08     "Eat a little of everything and a lot of nothing." Anonymous
1/7/08     "If you devote your life to seeking revenge, first dig two graves." - Confucius
1/8/08     "I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure - which is: Try to please everybody." - Herbert B. Swope
1/9/08     "Almost all our faults are more pardonable than the methods we resort to to hide them." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
1/10/08     "Let your capital be simplicity and contentment." - Henry David Thoreau
1/11/08     "There are two things to aim at in life; first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second." - Logan Pearsall Smith
1/12/08     "I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing." - Katherine Mansfield
1/13/08     "Not being able to govern events, I govern myself." - Michel De Montaigne
1/14/08     "Most of us love from our need to love, not because we find someone deserving." - Nikki Giovanni
1/15/08     "Explore, and explore. Be neither chided nor flattered out of your position of perpetual inquiry. Neither dogmatize, or accept another's dogmatism." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
1/16/08     "Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in." - Robert Frost
1/17/08     "Those who say they give the public what it wants begin by underestimating public taste and end by debauching it." - T.S. Eliot
1/18/08     "The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos." - Stephen Jay Gould
1/19/08     "Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing: age, which forgives itself everything, is forgiven nothing." - George Bernard Shaw
1/20/08     "The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity." - Dorothy Parker
1/21/08     "A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
1/22/08     "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." - Sir Winston Churchill
1/23/08     "Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better." - Albert Camus
1/24/08     "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." - Thomas A. Edison
1/25/08     "A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience." - John Updike
1/26/08     "The right moment for starting on your next job is not tomorrow or next week; it is instanter, or in the American idiom, 'right now.' " - Arnold Toynbee
1/27/08     "Age is a very high price to pay for maturity." - Tom Stoppard
1/28/08     "Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than the freedom to stagnate.' - Adlai E. Stevenson
1/29/08     "The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense." - Thomas Edison
1/30/08     "The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit of doing them." - Benjamin Jowett
1/31/08     "I present myself to you in a form suitable to the relationship I wish to achieve with you." - Luigi Pirandello


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