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

OCTOBER 09


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
10/1/09     "Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them." - Paul Valery
10/2/09     "We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were, for the moment, unpopular." - Edward R. Murrow
10/3/09     "This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess." - Rainer Maria Rilke
10/4/09     "Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect." - Samuel Johnson
10/5/09     "Every day holds the possibility of a miracle." - Elizabeth David
10/6/09     "I'm not young enough to know everything." - Sir James Matthew Barrie
10/7/09     "The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else." - Arnold Bennett
10/8/09     "We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
10/9/09     "I think people don't place a high enough value on how much they are nurtured by doing whatever it is that totally absorbs them." - Jean Shinoda Bolen
10/10/09     "Character --- the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life --- is the source from which self-respect springs." - Joan Didion
10/11/09     "Happiness is beneficial for the body but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind." - Marcel Proust
10/12/09     "Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent." - William Durant
10/13/09     "There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way, and not to give others absurd maddening claims upon it." - Christopher Morley
10/14/09     "Hope is a waking dream." - Aristotle
10/15/09     "You can never do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will betoo late."
10/16/09     "The test of a man's or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel. Anybody can behave well when things are going smoothly." - George Bernard Shaw
10/17/09     "All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." - Leo Tolstoy
10/18/09     "Not by age but by capacity is wisdom acquired." - Titus Plautus
10/19/09     "Diogenes struck the father when the son swore." - Robert Burton
10/20/09     "Sometimes the best way to convince someone he is wrong is to let him have his way." - Hugh Roe O'Donnell
10/21/09     "Life is a festival only to the wise. Seen from the nook and chimneyside of prudence, it wears a ragged and dangerous front." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
10/22/09     "Everything terrible is something that needs our love." - Rainer Maria Rilke
10/23/09     "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." - George Patton, Jr.
10/24/09     "Pay attention to your enemies, for they are the first to discover your mistakes." - Antisthenes
10/25/09     "Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows." - William Shakespeare
10/26/09     "You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do."- Henry Ford
10/27/09     "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln
10/28/09     "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."- Albert Einstein
10/29/09     "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong."- Voltaire
10/30/09     "One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important."- Bertrand Russell
10/31/09     "A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween." - Erma Bombeck


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