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

OCTOBER 2008


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
10/1/08     "A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation." - H. H. Munro
10/2/08     "Everything has been figured out, except how to live." - Jean-Paul Sartre
10/3/08     "Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end." - Igor Stravinsky
10/4/08     "The cynics are right nine times out of ten." - H. L. Mencken
10/5/08     "If you steal from one author, it's plagiarism. If you steal from two, it's research." - Wilson Mizner
10/6/08     "Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers." - T. S. Eliot
10/7/08     "Opportunities multiply as they are seized." - Sun Tzu
10/8/08     "For the American people are a very generous people and will forgive almost any weakness, with the possible exception of stupidity." - Will Rogers
10/9/08     "He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know." - Abraham Lincoln
10/10/08     "The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them." - Mark Twain
10/11/08     "Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws." - Plato
10/12/08     "Against stupidity the very gods Themselves contend in vain." - Friedrich von Schiller
10/13/08     "Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions." - Frank Lloyd Wright
10/14/08     "God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh." - Voltaire
10/15/08     "A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both." - Dwight D. Eisenhower
10/16/08     "Men are more often bribed by their loyalties and ambitions than by money." - Robert H. Jackson
10/17/08     "If there is anybody in this land who thoroughly believes that the meek shall inherit the earth they have not often let their presence be known." - W.E.B. Du Bois
10/18/08     "Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder." - George Washington
10/19/08     "To be free / Is often to be lonely." - W.H. Auden
10/20/08     "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." - Leo Tolstoy
10/21/08     "A friend in power is a friend lost." - Henry Adams
10/22/08     "If I have seen further [than certain other men] it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." - Isaac Newton
10/23/08     "Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself, can spare time for personal contention. Still less can he afford to take all the consequences, including the vitiating of his temper, and the loss of self-control. Yield larger things to which you can show no more than equal right; and yield lesser ones, though clearly your own. Better give your path to a dog, than be bitten by him in contesting for the right. Even killing the dog would not cure the bite." - Abraham Lincoln
10/24/08     "I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." - Thomas Jefferson
10/25/08     "Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing." - Thomas Henry Huxley
10/26/08     "Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it." - George Bernard Shaw
10/27/08     "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go." - Oscar Wilde
10/28/08     "Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact." - George Eliot
10/29/08     "Our culture peculiarly honors the act of blaming, which it takes as the sign of virtue and intellect." - Lionel Trilling
10/30/08     "It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring." - Carl Sagan
10/31/08     "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." - Arthur Schopenhauer


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