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

SEPTEMBER 2007


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
9/1/07     "I have always felt that the moment when first you wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the 24 hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that .... absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that it practically always doesn't, matters not one jot. The possibility is always there." - Monica Baldwin
9/2/07     "Nothing we use or hear or touch can be expressed in words that equal what is given by the senses." - Hannah Arendt
9/3/07     "Work isn't to make money; you work to justify life." - Marc Chagall
9/4/07     "To do all the talking and not be willing to listen is a form of greed." - Democritus of Abdera
9/5/07     "Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are." - Jose Ortega y Gasset
9/6/07     "Since nothing we intend is ever faultless, and nothing we attempt ever without error, and nothing we achieve without some measure of finitude and fallibility we call humanness, we are saved by forgiveness." - David Augsburger
9/7/07     "Happiness in the older years of life, like happiness in every year of life, is a matter of choice - your choice for yourself." - Harold Azine
9/8/07     "Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others." - Jules Renard
9/9/07     "I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain." - James Baldwin
9/10/07     "If you let other people do it for you, they will do it to you." - Robert Anthony
9/11/07     "Nostalgia is a seductive liar." - George Ball
9/12/07     "Suffering isn't ennobling, recovery is." - Christiaan N. Barnard
9/13/07     "Like an ox-cart driver in monsoon season or the skipper of a grounded ship, one must sometimes go forward by going back." - John Barth
9/14/07     "Conceit is God's gift to little men." - Bruce Barton
9/15/07     "Perhaps the world's second-worst crime is boredom; the first is being a bore." - Cecil Beaton
9/16/07     "Not that you lied to me but that I no longer believe you - that is what has shaken me." - Friedrich Nietzsche
9/17/07     "To say that a man is vain means merely that he is pleased with the effect he produces on other people." - Max Beerbohm
9/18/07     "Ours is the age of substitutes: Instead of language we have jargon; instead of principles, slogans; and instead of genuine ideas, bright suggestions." - Eric Bentley
9/19/07     "Life has taught me that it is not for our faults that we are disliked and even hated but for our qualities." - Bernard Berenson
9/20/07     "We can become anything. That is why injustice is impossible here. There may be the accident of birth, there is no accident of death. Nothing forces us to remain what we were." - John Berger
9/21/07     "What is known as success assumes nearly as many aliases as there are those who seek it." - Stephen Birmingham
9/22/07     "It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago." - Jim Bishop
9/23/07     "Each handicap is like a hurdle in a steeplechase, and when you ride up to it, if you throw your heart over, the horse will go along, too." - Lawrence Bixby
9/24/07     "The ordinariness of living to be old is too novel a thing to appreciate." - Ronald Blythe
9/25/07     "Wit is a treacherous dart. It is perhaps the only weapon with which it is possible to stab oneself in one's own back." - Geoffrey Bocca
9/26/07     "Liars share with those they deceive the desire not to be deceived." - Sissela Bok
9/27/07     "Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge." - Daniel J. Boorstin
9/28/07     "Humor [is] something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth." - Victor Borge
9/29/07     "Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence." - Hal Borland
9/30/07     "The peculiar malaise of our day is air-conditioned unhappiness, the staleness and stuffiness of machine-made routine." - Rabbi Eugene B Borowitz


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