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THOUGHT-OF-THE-DAY ARCHIVES
AUGUST 2000

DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
8/01/00      "Life itself is the proper binge." - Julia Child
8/02/00      "The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, / And all the sweet serenity of books." - Henry W. Longfellow
8/03/00      "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver, but less daring." - Herman Melville
8/04/00      "Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible." - Dr. Viktor E. Frankl
8/05/00      "Sleep is the best meditation." - Dalai Lama
8/06/00      "Parenthood remains the greatest single preserve of the amateur." - Alvin Toffler
8/07/00      "Large streams from little fountains flow, / Tall oaks from little acorns grow." - David Everett
8/08/00      "Language is the soul of intellect, and reading is the essential process by which that intellect is cultivated beyond the commonplace experiences of everyday life." - Charles Scribner, Jr.
8/09/00      "A clay pot sitting in the sun will always be a clay pot. It has to go through the white heat of the furnace to become porcelain." - Mildred Witte Struven
8/10/00      "The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages." - Virginia Woolf
8/11/00      "Where choice begins, Paradise ends, innocence ends, for what is Paradise but the absence of any need to choose this action?" - Arthur Miller
8/12/00      "You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room." - Dr. Seuss
8/13/00      "The mind is its own place, and in itself / Can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven." - John Milton
8/14/00      "The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order the continuous thread of revelation." - Eudora Welty
8/15/00      "The true University of these days is a Collection of Books." - Thomas Carlyle
8/16/00      "Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill
8/17/00      "You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down." - Mary Pickford
8/18/00      "The empires of the future are the empires of the mind." - Sir Winston Churchill
8/19/00      "What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
8/20/00      "The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem." - Theodore Rubin
8/21/00      "What the mass media offers is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten, and replaced by a new dish." - W. H. Auden
8/22/00      "Man is free at the moment he wishes to be." - Voltaire
8/23/00      "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." - Aristotle
8/24/00      "In its famous paradox, the equation of money and excrement, psychoanalysis becomes the first science to state what common sense and the poets have long known -- that the essence of money is in its absolute worthlessness." - Norman O. Brown
8/25/00      "You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions." - Naguib Mahfouz
8/26/00      "The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem." - Milton Friedman
8/27/00      "Oh, what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!" - Sir Walter Scott
8/28/00      "In simplest terms, a leader is one who knows where he wants to go, and gets up, and goes." - John Erksine
8/29/00      "The tendency of democracies is, in all things, to mediocrity." - James Fenimore Cooper
8/30/00      "Every exit is an entry somewhere." - Tom Stoppard
8/31/00      "Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and a happy purchase." - John Balguy

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