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

MAY 2007


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
5/1/07     "True happiness, we are told, consists in getting out of one's self, but the point is not only to get out, you must stay out; and to stay out you must have some absorbing errand." - Henry James
5/2/07     "Indifference, to me, is the epitome of evil." - Elie Wiesel
5/3/07     "If you let other people do it for you, they will do it to you." - Robert Anthony
5/4/07     "Self-respect is the root of discipline: the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself." - Abraham Joshua Heschel
5/5/07     "Bored people, unless they sleep a lot, are cruel." - Renata Adler
5/6/07     "It is my aim, and every effort bent, that the sum and history of my life, which in the same sentence is my obit and epitaph too, shall be them both: He made the books and he died." - William Faulkner
5/7/07     "To others we are not ourselves but a performer in their lives cast for a part we do not even know that we are playing." - Elizabeth Bibesco
5/8/07     "Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious." - George Orwell
5/9/07     "The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit of doing them." - Benjamin Jowett
5/10/07     "The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting." - Fran Lebowitz
5/11/07     "Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate." - Barnett Brickner
5/12/07     "Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage." - Publius Syrus
5/13/07     "You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose." - Mario Cuomo
5/14/07     "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
5/15/07     "Humble because of knowledge; mighty by sacrifice." - Rudyard Kipling
5/16/07     "Remember that in giving any reason at all for refusing, you lay some foundation for a future request." - Sir Arthur Helps
5/17/07     "Age is a very high price to pay for maturity." - Tom Stoppard
5/18/07     "Language is the soul of intellect, and reading is the essential process by which that intellect is cultivated beyond the commonplace experiences of everyday life." - Charles Scribner Jr.
5/19/07     "To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace." - George Washington
5/20/07     "Pythagoras, when he was asked what time was, answered that it was the soul of this world." - Plutarch
5/21/07     "Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity." - Frank Leahy
5/22/07     "The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means." - Georges Bernanos
5/23/07     "Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate." - Germaine Greer
5/24/07     "Our names are labels, plainly printed on the bottled essence of our past behavior." - Logan Pearsall Smith
5/25/07     "I shall earnestly and persistently continue to urge all women to the practical recognition of the old Revolutionary maxim. 'Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God.' " - Susan B. Anthony
5/26/07     "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. The functionaries of every government have propensities to command at will the liberty and property of their constituents. There is no safe deposit for these but with the people themselves; nor can they be safe with them without information. Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe." - Thomas Jefferson
5/27/07     "A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people." - John F. Kennedy
5/28/07     "A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." - Joseph Campbell
5/29/07     "You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you." - Eric Hoffer
5/30/07     "He who would travel happily must travel light." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
5/31/07     "Life is an adventure in forgiveness." - Norman Cousins


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