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

JULY 2006


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
7/1/06     "The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking." - A.A. Milne
7/2/06     "I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances." - Martha Washington
7/3/06     "I touch the future. I teach." - Christa McAuliffe
7/4/06     "If we value independence, if we are disturbed by the growing conformity of knowledge, of values, of attitudes, which our present system induces, then we may wish to set up conditions of learning which make for uniqueness, for self-direction, and for self-initiated learning." - Carl Rogers
7/5/06     "There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered." - Nelson Mandela
7/6/06     "It is one of the maladies of our age to profess a frenzied allegiance to truth in unimportant matters, to refuse consistently to face her where graver issues are at stake." - Janos Arany
7/7/06     "We turn not older with years, but newer every day." - Emily Dickinson
7/8/06     "In the republic of mediocrity genius is dangerous." - Robert G. Ingersoll
7/9/06     "The will to believe is perhaps the most powerful, but certainly the most dangerous human attribute." - John P. Grier
7/10/06     "That it is better 100 guilty persons should escape than that one innocent person should suffer, is a maxim that has been long and generally approved." - Benjamin Franklin
7/11/06     "Never cut what you can untie." - Joseph Joubert
7/12/06     "Love is the magician, the enchanter, that changes worthless things to joy, and makes right royal kings and queens of common clay. It is the perfume of that wondrous flower, the heart, and without that sacred passion, that divine swoon, we are less than beasts; but with it, earth is heaven, and we are gods." - Robert Ingersoll
7/13/06     "If there is anything more dangerous to the life of the mind than having no independent commitment to ideas, it is having an excess of commitment to some special and constricting idea." - Richard Hofstadter
7/14/06     "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better." - Samuel Beckett
7/15/06     "Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of habit." - W. Somerset Maugham
7/16/06     "If you limit your actions in life to things that nobody can possibly find fault with, you will not do much." - Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
7/17/06     "The limits of my language mean the limits of my world." - Ludwig Wittgenstein
7/18/06     "Each of us is great insofar as we perceive and act on the infinite possibilities which lie undiscovered and unrecognized about us." - James Harvey Robinson
7/19/06     "In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong; honor that; try to imitate it, and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes." - John Ruskin
7/20/06     "Always do right. This will gratify some people, and astonish the rest." - Mark Twain
7/21/06     "History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again." - Maya Angelou
7/22/06     "It is a supermarket where students are shoppers and professors are merchants of learning. Fads and fashions, the demands of popularity and success, enter where wisdom and experience should prevail." - Association of American Colleges
7/23/06     "I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work 15 and 16 hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example." - Mario Cuomo
7/24/06     "I have noted that persons with bad judgment are most insistent that we do what they think best." - Lionel Abe
7/25/06     "The great corrupter of public man is the ego. Looking at the mirror distracts one's attention from the problem." - Dean Acheson
7/26/06     "There are times when I think that the ideal library is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends - always ready to meet your mood, always ready to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that." - J Donald Adams
7/27/06     "Not to engage in the pursuit of ideas is to live like ants instead of like men." - Mortimer Adler
7/28/06     "Bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel." - Renata Adler
7/29/06     "If you practice an art, be proud of it and make it proud of you. It may break your heart, but it will fill your heart before it breaks it; it will make you a person in your own right." - Maxwell Anderson
7/30/06     "Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable." - Maya Angelou
7/31/06     "A person's right to smoke ends where the next person's nose begins." - Anonymous


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