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

JANUARY 09


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
1/1/09     "Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man." - Benjamin Franklin
1/2/09     "I and the public know, what all schoolchildren learn, those to whom evil is done do evil in return. - W.H. Auden
1/3/09     "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
1/4/09     "A lot has been said about politics; some of it complimentary, but most of it accurate." - Eric Idle
1/5/09     "A professional politician is a professionally dishonorable man. In order to get anywhere near high office he has to make so many compromises and submit to so many humiliations that he becomes indistinguishable from a streetwalker." - H.L. Mencken
1/6/09     "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong." - Voltaire
1/7/09     "The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws." - Cornelius Tacitus
1/8/09     "A wise prince will seek means by which his subjects will always and in every possible condition of things have need of his government, and then they will always be faithful to him." - Niccolo Machiavelli
1/9/09     "No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true." - Nathaniel Hawthorne
1/10/09     "Nothing endures but personal qualities." - Walt Whitman
1/11/09     "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." - William James
1/12/09     "If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them." - Isaac Asimov
1/13/09     "Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking." - William Butler Yeats
1/14/09     "In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism." - Hannah Arendt
1/15/09     "Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
1/16/09     "What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite." - Bertrand Russell
1/17/09     "Not to be able to grow old is just as ridiculous as to be unable to outgrow childhood." - Carl G. Jung
1/18/09     "Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live." - Dorothy Thompson
1/19/09     "One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means." - Martin Luther King Jr.
1/20/09     "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." - Article II, Section 1, United States Constitution
1/21/09     "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson
1/22/09     "If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time." - Edith Wharton
1/23/09     "The real test of a man is not how well he plays the role he has invented for himself, but how well he plays the role that destiny assigned to him." - Jan Patocka
1/24/09     "If we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored. One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things." - Henry Miller
1/25/09     "Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen but understanding it for the first time." - Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
1/26/09     "I cannot give you the formula for success but I can give you the formula for failure - which is: Try to please everybody." - Herbert Bayard Swope
1/27/09     "They can because they think they can." - Vergil
1/28/09     "Nothing, to my way of thinking, is a better proof of a well-ordered mind than a man's ability to stop just where he is and pass some time in his own company." - Seneca
1/29/09     "How small of all that human hearts endure / That part which laws or kings can cause or cure." - Samuel Johnson
1/30/09     "Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." - Abraham Lincoln
1/31/09     "Do not think of knocking out another person's brains because he differs in opinion from you. It would be as rational to knock yourself on the head because you differ from yourself ten years ago." - Horace Mann


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