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

JUNE 2006


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
6/1/06     "There is nothing worse than a brilliant image of a fuzzy concept." - Ansel Adams
6/2/06     "Earth is here [Australia] so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest." - Douglas William Jerrold
6/3/06     "I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head." - Theodore Roosevelt
6/4/06     "We shall tax and tax, and spend and spend, and elect and elect." - Harry Lloyd Hopkins
6/5/06     "Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote." - George Jean Nathan
6/6/06     "Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman." - Louis Dembitz Brandeis
6/7/06     "I have got you together to hear what I have written down. I do not wish your advice about the main matter - for that I have determined for myself." - Abraham Lincoln
6/8/06     "The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely." - Lorraine Hansberry
6/9/06     "A government of laws and not of men." - John Adams
6/10/06     "I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty. But we shall not be poor if we love liberty, because the nation that loves liberty truly sets every man free to do his best and be his best, and that means the release of all the splendid energies of a great people who think for themselves. A nation of employees cannot be free any more than a nation of employers can be." - Woodrow Wilson
6/11/06     "That the greatest security of the people, against the encroachments and usurpations of their superiors, is to keep the Spirit of Liberty constantly awake, is an undeniable truth." - Edmund Burke
6/12/06     "Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people, by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power, than by violent and sudden usurpations." - James Madison
6/13/06     "I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won't amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference." - Abraham Lincoln
6/14/06     "Man is born a predestined idealist, for he is born to act. To act is to affirm the worth of an end, and to persist in affirming the worth of an end is to make an ideal." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
6/15/06     "Due to the lack of experienced trumpeters, the end of the world has been postponed for three weeks." - Author unknown
6/16/06     "Great souls endure in silence." - Friedrich von Schiller
6/17/06     "I decline to accept the end of man. It is easy enough to say that man is immortal simply because he will endure: that when the last ding-dong of doom has clanged and faded from the last worthless rock hanging tideless in the last red and dying evening, that even then there will still be one more sound: that of his puny inexhaustible voice, still talking. I refuse to accept this. I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail." - William Faulkner
6/18/06     "We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others." - Francois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld
6/19/06     "When someone asked Abraham Lincoln, after he was elected president, what he was going to do about his enemies, he replied, 'I am going to destroy them. I am going to make them my friends.' " - Abraham Lincoln
6/20/06     "The time has come when we must proceed with the business of carrying the war to the enemy, not permitting the greater portion of our armed forces and our valuable material to be immobilized within the continental United States." - George Catlett Marshall
6/21/06     "But there are some people, nevertheless - and I am one of them - who think that the most practical and important thing about a man is still his view of the universe. We think that for a landlady considering a lodger, it is important to know his income, but still more important to know his philosophy. We think that for a general about to fight an enemy, it is important to know the enemy's numbers, but still more important to know the enemy's philosophy." - G. K. Chesterton
6/22/06     "With breathtaking rapidity, we are destroying all that was lovely to look at and turning America into a prison house of the spirit. The affluent society, with relentless single-minded energy, is turning our cities, most of suburbia and most of our roadways into the most affluent slum on earth." - Eric Sevareid
6/23/06     "I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma; but perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest." - Sir Winston Churchill
6/24/06     "Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day." - Thomas Jefferson
6/25/06     "We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in." - Thomas Paine
6/26/06     "With willing hearts and skillful hands, the difficult we do at once; the impossible takes a bit longer." - Author unknown
6/27/06     "A man's worst difficulties begin when he is able to do as he likes." - Thomas Henry Huxley
6/28/06     "Congress is so strange. A man gets up to speak and says nothing. Nobody listens - and then everybody disagrees." - Boris Marshalov
6/29/06     "Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another." - George Washington
6/30/06     "As to diseases, make a habit of two things - to help, or at least to do no harm. The art has three factors, the disease, the patient, the physician. The physician is the servant of the art. The patient must co-operate with the physician in combating the disease." - Hippocrates


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