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

SEPTEMBER 09


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
9/1/09     "Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation." - Elizabeth Drew
9/2/09     "When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened." - Alexander Graham Bell
9/3/09     "Never refuse any advance of friendship, for if nine out of ten bring you nothing, one alone may repay you." - Madame de Tencin
9/4/09     "Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution." - Edward Teller
9/5/09     "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison
9/6/09     "Youth is not a time of life - it is a state of mind. It is not a matter of red cheeks, red lips and supple knees. It is a temper of the will; a quality of the imagination; a vigor of the emotions; it is a freshness of the deep springs of life. Youth means a tempermental predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over a life of ease. This often exists in a man of fifty, more than in a boy of twenty. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years; people grow old by deserting their ideals." - Samuel Ullman
9/7/09     "Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others...for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received." - Albert Einstein
9/8/09     "What I like best is a book that's at least funny once in a while.... What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though." - J. D. Salinger
9/9/09     "Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." - Douglas Adams
9/10/09     "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anais Nin
9/11/09     "There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.." - George Santayana
9/12/09     "Man will do many things to get himself loved, he will do all things to get himself envied." - Mark Twain
9/13/09     "Men are what their mothers made them." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
9/14/09     "Power corrupts the few, while weakness corrupts the many.... The resentment of the weak does not spring from any injustice done to them but from the sense of their inadequacy and impotence. They hate not wickedness but weakness. When it is in their power to do so, the weak destroy weakness wherever they see it." - Eric Hoffer
9/15/09     "To weep is to make less the depth of grief." - William Shakespeare
9/16/09     "The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy." - Alfred North Whitehead
9/17/09     "During the first period of a man's life the greatest danger is not to take the risk." - Soren Kierkegaard
9/18/09     "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle
9/19/09     "It is always self-defeating to pretend to the style of a generation younger than your own; it simply erases your own experience in history." - Renata Adler
9/20/09     "Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences." - Norman Cousins
9/21/09     "Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them." - Oscar Wilde
9/22/09     "Do well and you will have no need of ancestors." - Voltaire
9/23/09     "The sign of old age, extolling the past at the expense of the present." - Sydney Smith
9/24/09     "Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected." - Steve Jobs
9/25/09     "You can never do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
9/26/09     "The young have aspirations that never come to pass, the old have reminiscences of what never happened." - Hector Hugh Monro
9/27/09     "Fear is the parent of cruelty." - James Anthony Froude
9/28/09     "Happiness is beneficial for the body but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind." - Marcel Proust
9/29/09     "Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent." - William Durant
9/30/09     "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


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