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

JUNE 2008


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
6/1/08     "I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure - that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my
6/2/08     "There are two main human sins from which all the others derive: impatience and indolence. It was because of impatience that they were expelled from Paradise; it is because of indolence that they do not return. Yet perhaps there is only one major sin: impatience. Because of impatience they were expelled, because of impatience they do not return." - Franz Kafka
6/3/08     "There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament." - Henry Van Dyke
6/4/08     "Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
6/5/08     "You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions." - Naguib Mahfouz
6/6/08     "Since the human body tends to move in the direction of its expectations -- plus or minus -- it is important to know that attitudes of confidence and determination are no less a part of the treatment program than medical science and technology." - Norman Cousins
6/7/08     "The best way to destroy your enemy is to make him your friend." - Abraham Lincoln
6/8/08     "The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
6/9/08     "Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle." - James Russell Lowell
6/10/08     "Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship." - Benjamin Franklin
6/11/08     "Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise." - Alice Walker
6/12/08     "To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts." - Henry David Thoreau
6/13/08     "A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery." - James Joyce
6/14/08     "How poor are they who have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees." - William Shakespeare
6/15/08     "Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for." - Joseph Addison
6/16/08     "Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians." - Chester Bowles
6/17/08     "The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs." - Joan Didion
6/18/08     "Work isn't to make money; you work to justify life." - Marc Chagall
6/19/08     "It is easier to be critical than correct." - Benjamin Disraeli
6/20/08     "What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love." - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
6/21/08     "A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world." - John Locke
6/22/08     "The discipline of the writer is to learn to be still and listen to what his subject has to tell him." - Rachel Carson
6/23/08     "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
6/24/08     "The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%." - Andrew Carnegie
6/25/08     "Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore." - Ogden Nash
6/26/08     "Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes." - Seneca
6/27/08     "Be the change you want to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi
6/28/08     "The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get into the office." - Robert Frost
6/29/08     "Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls." - Joseph Campbell
6/30/08     "The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind." - William James


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