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

MAY 2008


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
5/1/08     "The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." - Winston Churchill
5/2/08     "If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y plus Z. X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut." - Albert Einstein
5/3/08     "A very popular error - having the courage of one's convictions: Rather it is a matter of having the courage for an attack upon one's convictions." - Friedrich Nietzsche
5/4/08     "People hate those who make them feel their own inferiority." - Philip Chesterfield
5/5/08     "Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be." - Thomas Kempis
5/6/08     "The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one." - Elbert Hubbard
5/7/08     "Scoundrels are always sociable." - Arthur Schopenhauer
5/8/08     "Nothing so much prevents our being natural as the desire to seem so." - Francois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld
5/9/08     "Mediocrity is a hand-rail." - Charles Louis de Secondat
5/10/08     "The art of medicine consists of keeping the patient amused while nature heals the disease." - Voltaire
5/11/08     "Fortune does not change men; it unmasks them." - Suzanne Necker
5/12/08     "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius, and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." - Albert Einstein
5/13/08     "When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty." - George Bernard Shaw
5/14/08     "Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time." - E. B. White
5/15/08     "The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself." - Sir R. F. Burton
5/16/08     "We live in our desires rather than in our achievements." - George Moore
5/17/08     "O, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes!" - William Shakespeare
5/18/08     "I am sufficiently proud of my knowing something to be modest about my not knowing everything." - Vladimir Nabokov
5/19/08     "It would now be technically possible to unify the world, abolish war and poverty altogether, if men desired their own happiness more than the misery of their enemies." - Bertrand Russell
5/20/08     "It may be necessary temporarily to accept a lesser evil, but one must never label a necessary evil as good." - Margaret Mead
5/21/08     "Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few." - David Hume
5/22/08     "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do." - Mark Twain
5/23/08     "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." - Leonardo da Vinci
5/24/08     "The aspects of things that are most important to us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity" - Ludwig Wittgenstein
5/25/08     "Everybody sooner or later, sits down to a banquet of consequences." - Robert Louis Stevenson
5/26/08     "Everything has been figured out, except how to live." - Jean Paul Sartre
5/27/08     "Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind it only the slime of bureaucracy." - Franz Kafka
5/28/08     "Mythology is what we call someone else's religion." - Joseph Campbell
5/29/08     "If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all." - Noam Chomsky
5/30/08     "In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." - George Orwell
5/31/08     "Never was anything great achieved without danger." - Niccolo Machiavelli


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