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

JULY 2007


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
7/1/07     "Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence." - Robert Frost
7/3/07     "The computer is only a fast idiot, it has no imagination; it cannot originate action. It is, and will remain, only a tool to man." - American Library Association
7/4/07     "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - Benjamin Franklin
7/5/07     "The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts." - Charles Darwin
7/6/07     "Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten." - B. F. Skinner
7/7/07     "The world of books is the most remarkable creation of man. Nothing else that he builds ever lasts. Monuments fall; nations perish; civilizations grow old and die out; and, after an era of darkness, new races build others. But in the world of books are volumes that have seen this happen again and again, and yet live on, still young, still as fresh as the day they were written, still telling men's hearts of the hearts of men centuries dead." - Clarence Shepard Day
7/8/07     "All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstacy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was." - Ernest Hemingway
7/9/07     "Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity." - Horace Mann
7/10/07     "In the fields of observation chance favors only those minds which are prepared." - Louis Pasteur
7/11/07     "When it is not necessary to change, it is necessary not to change." - Lucius Cary
7/12/07     "I now perceive one immense omission in my psychology: the deepest principle of human nature is the craving to be appreciated." - William James
7/13/07     "But the greatest menace to our civilization today is the conflict between giant organized systems of self-righteousness - each system only too delighted to find that the other is wicked - each only too glad that the sins give it the pretext for still deeper hatred and animosity." - Herbert Butterfield
7/14/07     "We must remember that any oppression, any injustice, any hatred, is a wedge designed to attack our civilization." - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
7/15/07     "On this showing, the nature of the breakdowns of civilizations can be summed up in three points: a failure of creative power in the minority, an answering withdrawal of mimesis on the part of the majority, and a consequent loss of social unity in the society as a whole." - Arnold Joseph Toynbee
7/16/07     "The sum of the whole matter is this, that our civilization cannot survive materially unless it be redeemed spiritually." - Woodrow Wilson
7/17/07     "Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement." - Alfred Adler
7/18/07     "A committee is a group of the unwilling, chosen from the unfit, to do the unnecessary." - Author unknown
7/19/07     "It is easier to cope with a bad conscience than with a bad reputation." - Friedrich Nietzsche
7/20/07     "If you are not very clever, you should be conciliatory." - Benjamin Disraeli
7/21/07     "The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired, in value." - Theodore Roosevelt
7/22/07     "And to preserve their independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude." - Thomas Jefferson
7/23/07     "There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all." - Peter F. Drucker
7/24/07     "As an individual who undertakes to live by borrowing, soon finds his original means devoured by interest, and next no one left to borrow from - so must it be with a government." - Abraham Lincoln
7/25/07     "That is not to say that we can relax our readiness to defend ourselves. Our armament must be adequate to the needs, but our faith is not primarily in these machines of defense but in ourselves." - Chester William Nimitz
7/26/07     "It is better to light one candle than curse the darkness." - Christopher Society
7/27/07     "Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can." - John Wesley
7/28/07     "The republic is a dream. Nothing happens unless first a dream." - Carl Sandburg
7/29/07     "You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?' " - George Bernard Shaw
7/30/07     "If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them." - Henry David Thoreau
7/31/07     "We live in an age disturbed, confused, bewildered, afraid of its own forces, in search not merely of its road but even of its direction. There are many voices of counsel, but few voices of vision; there is much excitement and feverish activity, but little concert of thoughtful purpose. We are distressed by our own ungoverned, undirected energies and do many things, but nothing long. It is our duty to find ourselves." - Woodrow Wilson


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