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

OCTOBER 2007


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
10/1/07     "Life is denied by lack of attention, whether it be to cleaning windows or trying to write a masterpiece." - Nadia Boulanger
10/2/07     "What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt - it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else." - Hal Boyle
10/3/07     "History may be divided into three movements: what moves rapidly, what moves slowly and what appears not to move at all." - Fernand Braudel
10/4/07     "There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you; no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation." - Kingman Brewster
10/5/07     "I do not believe in political movements. I believe in personal movement, that movement of the soul when a man who looks at himself is so ashamed that he tries to make some sort of change - within himself, not on the outside." - Joseph Brodsky
10/6/07     "Nothing is so soothing to our self-esteem as to find our bad traits in our forebears. It seems to absolve us." - Van Wyck Brooks
10/7/07     "So often we rob tomorrow's memories by today's economies." - John Mason Brown
10/8/07     "When it comes time to do your own life, you either perpetuate your childhood or you stand on it and finally kick it out from under." - Rosellen Brown
10/9/07     "When friends stop being frank and useful to each other, the whole world loses some of its radiance." - Anatole Broyard
10/10/07     "An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language." - Martin Buber
10/11/07     "The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it." - Pearl Buck
10/12/07     "The difference between a rut and a grave is the depth." - Gerald Burril
10/13/07     "A static hero is a public liability. Progress grows out of motion." - Richard E. Byrd
10/14/07     "The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, the pessimist fears this is true." - James Branch Cabell
10/15/07     "You cannot live on other people's promises, but if you promise others enough, you can live on your own." - Mark Caine
10/16/07     "There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn." - Albert Camus
10/17/07     "Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor." - Truman Capote
10/18/07     "[The secret of] how to live without resentment or embarrassment in a world in which I was different from everyone else ... was to be indifferent to that difference." - Al Capp
10/19/07     "For me, a hearty 'belly laugh' is one of the beautiful sounds in the world." - Bennett Cerf
10/20/07     "The avenues in my neighborhood are Pride, Covetousness and Lust; the cross streets are Anger, Gluttony, Envy and Sloth. I live over on Sloth, and the style on our street is to avoid the other thoroughfares." - John Chancellor
10/21/07     "Flattery is the infantry of negotiation." - Lord Chandos
10/22/07     "Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative." - Maurice Chevalier
10/23/07     "If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack." - Winston Churchill
10/24/07     "Nothing ... goes further toward a man's liberation than the act of surviving his need for character." - John Ciardi
10/25/07     "The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love." - William Sloan Coffin
10/26/07     "Our memories are card indexes - consulted, and then put back in disorder, by authorities whom we do not control." - Cyril Connolly
10/27/07     "Life is an adventure in forgiveness." - Norman Cousins
10/28/07     "History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstances." - Donald Creighton
10/29/07     "Our consciences are littered like an old attic with the junk of sheer conviction." - Wilford O. Cross
10/30/07     "Fanaticism is ... overcompensation for doubt." - Robertson Davies
10/31/07     "God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road." - Isak Dinesen


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