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

MARCH 09


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
3/1/09     "You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question." - Albert Camus
3/2/09     Do good by stealth, and blush to find it fame. - Alexander Pope
3/3/09     "It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade." - Charles Dickens
3/4/09     "An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't." - Anatole France
3/5/09     "A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices." - William James
3/6/09     "It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it." - John Steinbeck
3/7/09     "Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action." - Benjamin Disraeli
3/8/09     "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on." - Robert Frost
3/9/09     "If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock." - Arthur Goldberg
3/10/09     "The most important scientific revolutions all include, as their only common feature, the dethronement of human arrogance from one pedestal after another of previous convictions about our centrality in the cosmos." - Stephen Jay Gould
3/11/09     "Not being able to govern events, I govern myself." - Michel de Montaigne
3/12/09     "Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop." - Ovid
3/13/09     "I think that we may safely trust a good deal more than we do. We may waive just so much care of ourselves as we honestly bestow elsewhere. Nature is as well adapted to our weakness as to our strength." - Henry David Thoreau
3/14/09     The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything. - Oscar Wilde
3/15/09     You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you. - John Wooden
3/16/09     Let your capital be simplicity and contentment. - Henry David Thoreau
3/17/09     All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others. - George Orwell
3/18/09     We had the experience but missed the meaning. - T. S. Eliot
3/19/09     The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. - Thomas Jefferson
3/20/09     Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. - Oscar Wilde
3/21/09     America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy. - John Updike
3/22/09     It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on his not understanding it. - Upton Sinclair
3/23/09     The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem. - Walt Whitman
3/24/09     All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. - Leo Tolstoy
3/25/09     We must travel in the direction of our fear. - John Berryman
3/26/09     "Beware the fury of a patient man." - John Dryden
3/27/09     "Ira furor brevis est. Anger is a short madness." - Horace
3/28/09     "In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing." - Theodore Roosevelt
3/29/09     "It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation." - Herman Melville
3/30/09     "The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." - Eleanor Roosevelt
3/31/09     "All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them." - Galileo Galilei


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