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

JUL 2015


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
7/1/15     "These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated." - Thomas Paine
7/2/15     "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." - William Arthur Ward
7/3/15     "Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment. I knew that age well; I belonged to it, and labored with it. It deserved well of its country. It was very like the present, but without the experience of the present; and forty years of experience in government is worth a century of book-reading; and this they would say themselves, were they to rise from the dead. I am certainly not an advocate for frequent and untried changes in laws and constitutions. I think moderate imperfections had better be borne with; because, when once known, we accommodate ourselves to them, and find practical means of correcting their ill effects. But I know also, that laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths disclosed, and manners and opinions change with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also, and keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy, as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors." - Thomas Jefferson
7/4/15     "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." - Thomas Jefferson
7/5/15     "Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." - Peter Drucker
7/6/15     "No enterprise can exist for itself alone. It ministers to some great need, it performs some great service, not for itself, but for others; or failing therein, it ceases to be profitable and ceases to exist." - Calvin Coolidge
7/7/15     "Believe you can and you're halfway there." - Theodore Roosevelt
7/8/15     "A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer." - Novalis
7/9/15     "No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important." - Mary Kay Ash
7/10/15     "The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook." - William James
7/11/15     "Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react. If you're in control, they're in control." - Tom Landry
7/12/15     "Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well." - Robert Louis Stevenson
7/13/15     "Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything." - George Bernard Shaw
7/14/15     "There is no greatness where there is not simplicity, goodness, and truth." - Leo Tolstoy
7/15/15     "Talent is God-given; be humble. Fame is man-given; be thankful. Conceit is self-given; be careful." - John Wooden
7/16/15     "What you do has far greater impact than what you say." - Steven Covey
7/17/15     "You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals." - Booker T. Washington
7/18/15     "Look for a way to lift someone up. If that's all you do, it's enough." - Elizabeth Lesser
7/19/15     "I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door, or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present." - Rabindranath Tagore
7/20/15     "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity." - Amelia Earhart
7/21/15     "Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not." - Samuel Johnson
7/22/15     "Vows made in storms are forgotten in calm." - Thomas Fuller
7/23/15     "Loyalty to a petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul." - Mark Twain
7/24/15     "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." - Henry David Thoreau
7/25/15     "True happiness is ... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future." - Seneca
7/26/15     "How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these." - George Washington Carver
7/27/15     "What makes leadership is the ability to get people to do what they don't want to do and like it." - Harry Truman
7/28/15     "One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure." - William Feather
7/29/15     "I never change, I simply become more myself." - Joyce Carol Oates
7/30/15     "Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." - Lewis Carroll
7/31/15     "Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else." - Mark Twain


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