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

JUNE 2007


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
6/1/07     "Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it." - George Bernard Shaw
6/2/07     "Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake." - Victor Hugo
6/3/07     "My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular." - Adlai E. Stevenson
6/4/07     "The greatest pleasure I have known, is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident." - Charles Lamb
6/5/07     "There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness." - Franz Kafka
6/6/07     "A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves." - Simone Weil
6/7/07     "The art of medicine consists of keeping the patient amused while nature heals the disease." - Voltaire
6/8/07     "Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you cease to be so. The only chance is to treat, not happiness, but some end external to it, as the purpose of life." - John Stuart Mill
6/9/07     "I choose my friends for their good looks, my acquaintances for their good characters, and my enemies for their intellects. A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies." - Oscar Wilde
6/10/07     "Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on." - Samuel Butler
6/11/07     "The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference." - Elie Wiesel
6/12/07     "If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time." - Edith Wharton
6/13/07     "Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. For if you put on more clothes as the cold increases, it will have no power to hurt you. So in like manner you must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind." - Leonardo da Vinci
6/14/07     "How poor are they who have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?" - William Shakespeare
6/15/07     "To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive." - Robert Louis Stevenson
6/16/07     "We should every night call ourselves to an account: What infirmity have I mastered today? What passions opposed? What temptation resisted? What virtue acquired?" - Seneca
6/17/07     "Father! -- to God himself we cannot give a holier name!" - William Wordsworth
6/18/07     "An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last." - Winston Churchill
6/19/07     "When Alexander the Great visited Diogenes and asked whether he could do anything for the famed teacher, Diogenes replied: 'Only stand out of my light.' Perhaps some day we shall know how to heighten creativity. Until then, one of the best things we can do for creative men and women is to stand out of their light." - John W. Gardner
6/20/07     "What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner." - Collette
6/21/07     "To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
6/22/07     "Trust everyone, but cut the cards." - Finley Peter Dunne
6/23/07     "If you haven't forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others?" - Dolores Huerta
6/24/07     "To err is human; to forgive, infrequent." - Franklin P. Adams
6/25/07     "There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness." - Josh Billings
6/26/07     "A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." - Sir Winston Churchill
6/27/07     "Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills." - Minna Antrim
6/28/07     "The people who are most bigoted are the people who have no convictions at all." - Gilbert Chesterton
6/29/07     "People want economy and they will pay any price to get it." - Lee Iacocca
6/30/07     "When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute - and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity." - Albert Einstein


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