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

JULY 2008


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
7/1/08     "Happiness is a how, not a what; a talent, not an object." - Hermann Hesse
7/2/08     "To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle." - George Orwell
7/3/08     "Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears." - Rudyard Kipling
7/4/08     "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - Benjamin Franklin
7/5/08     "To get away from one's working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one's self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change." - Charles Horton Cooley
7/6/08     "What is life but the angle of vision? A man is measured by the angle at which he looks at objects. What is life but what a man is thinking of all day? This is his fate and his employer. Knowing is the measure of the man. By how much we know, so much we are." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
7/7/08     "To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse. They are of two kinds: the library of published material, books, pamphlets, periodicals, and the archive of unpublished papers and documents." - Barbara Tuchman
7/8/08     "It is not how old you are, but how you are old." - Jules Renard
7/9/08     "As soon as we attract enough attention in the world to play a part in it, we are set rolling like a ball which will never again be at rest." - Charles Joseph, Prince de Ligne
7/10/08     "Diogenes struck the father when the son swore." - Robert Burton
7/11/08     "To think is to say no." - Emile Chartier
7/12/08     "People hate those who make them feel their own inferiority." - Philip Chesterfield
7/13/08     "The only tyrant I accept in this world is the 'still small voice' within me." - Mohandas K. Gandhi
7/14/08     "One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things." - John Burroughs
7/15/08     "I have found that if you love life, life will love you back." - Arthur Rubinstein
7/16/08     "Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices --- just recognize them." - Edward R. Murrow
7/17/08     "Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless." - Thomas Alva Edison
7/18/08     "Think like a man of action and act like a man of thought." - Henri Bergson
7/19/08     "I never cease being dumbfounded by the unbelievable things people believe." - Leo Rosten
7/20/08     "Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love." - Albert Einstein
7/21/08     "You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched." - Phaedrus
7/22/08     "For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
7/23/08     "It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation." - Roberto Benigni
7/24/08     "The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love." - Margaret Atwood
7/25/08     "The discipline of the writer is to learn to be still and listen to what his subject has to tell him." - Rachel Carson
7/26/08     "He who would acquire fame must not show himself afraid of censure. The dread of censure is the death of genius." - William Gillmore Simms
7/27/08     "There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming." - Soren Kierkegaard
7/28/08     "What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish." - W. H. Auden
7/29/08     "There is nothing that people bear more impatiently, or forgive less, than contempt: and an injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult." - Philip Dormer Stanhope
7/30/08     "In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's mind there are few." - Shunryu Suzuki
7/31/08     "Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know." - Andre Maurois


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