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

MAY 2006


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
5/1/06     "We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security." - Dwight David Eisenhower
5/2/06     "All great truths begin as blasphemies." - George Bernard Shaw
5/3/06     "A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind." - Robert Bolton
5/4/06     "Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark." - Agnes de Mille
5/5/06     "Success is dangerous. One begins to copy oneself, and to copy oneself is more dangerous than to copy others. It leads to sterility." - Pablo Picasso
5/6/06     "A martyr's disciples suffer more than the martyr." - Friedrich Nietzsche
5/7/06     "The republic is a dream. Nothing happens unless first a dream." - Carl Sandburg
5/8/06     "The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." - Eden Phillpotts
5/9/06     "You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt
5/10/06     "Anger is a brief lunacy." - Horace
5/11/06     "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." - Ernest Hemingway
5/12/06     "The wise man must be wise before, not after." - Epicharmus
5/13/06     "The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice." - George Eliot
5/14/06     " 'M' is for the million things she gave me, 'O' means only that she’s growing old, 'T' is for the tears were shed to save me, 'H' is for her heart of purest gold; 'E' is for her eyes, with love-light shining, 'R' means right, and right she’ll always be, Put them all together, they spell MOTHER, A word that means the world to me." - Howard Johnson
5/15/06     "Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear." - Bertrand Russell
5/16/06     "Human beings are the only creatures who are able to behave irrationally in the name of reason." - Ashley Montagu
5/17/06     "All change is a miracle to contemplate; but it is a miracle which is taking place every instant." - Henry David Thoreau
5/18/06     "People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing." - Dale Carnegie
5/19/06     "Courage is the mastery of fear, not the absence of fear." - Mark Twain
5/20/06     "The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous." - Shana Alexander
5/21/06     We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person." - William Somerset Maugham
5/22/06     "It is the heart that makes a man rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has. - Henry Ward Beecher
5/23/06     "Don't wait for the Last Judgement. It takes place every day." - Albert Camus
5/24/06     "Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries." - James Michener
5/25/06     "Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment." - Benjamin Franklin
5/26/06     "To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation." - Yann Martel
5/27/06     "For all our conceits about being the center of the universe, we live in a routine planet of a humdrum star stuck away in an obscure corner ... on an unexceptional galaxy which is one of about 100 billion galaxies. That is the fundamental fact of the universe we inhabit, and it is very good for us to understand that." - Carl Sagan
5/28/06     "Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it." - Christopher Morley
5/29/06     "Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality." - Theodor Adorno
5/30/06     "Our repentance is not so much regret for the ill we have done as fear of the ill that may happen to us in consequence." - Francois duc de La Rochefoucauld
5/31/06     "They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast, And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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