[ Search Net ] [ Facts Subject Index ] [ Facts Encyclopedia ] [ Newspapers USA/World ] [ Report Broken Links ]
[ Fast Facts ] [ First Things First ] [ Quick Reference ] [ Site Map ] [ HOME ]

Search the Web

Google  Search Tips
Recommend Refdesk
Help Support Refdesk

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

AUGUST 2004


Previous Archives

DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
8/01/04      "We may not all break the Ten Commandments, but we are certainly all capable of it. Within us lurks the breaker of all laws, ready to spring out at the first real opportunity." - Isadora Duncan
8/02/04      "It is astonishing what foolish things one can temporarily believe if one thinks too long alone." - John Maynard Keynes
8/03/04      "The most important work you and I will ever do will be within the wall of our own homes." - Harold B. Lee
8/04/04      "But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
Falling like dew upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think." - Lord Byron
8/05/04      "You can't hold a man down without staying down with him." - Booker T. Washington
8/06/04      "The life that conquers is the life that moves with a steady resolution and persistence toward a predetermined goal. Those who succeed are those who have thoroughly learned the immense importance of plan in life, and the tragic brevity of time." - W.J. Davison
8/07/04      "How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy." - Paul Sweeney
8/08/04      "The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every night, staring fixedly, that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little." - Ray Bradbury
8/09/04      "He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything." - Arabian proverb
8/10/04      "O Reader! had you in your mind
Such stores as silent thought can bring,
O gentle Reader! you would find
A tale in everything." - William Wordsworth
8/11/04      "There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion." - Carl Gustav Jung
8/12/04      "We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." - Aesop
8/13/04      "Beauty is whatever gives joy." - Edna St. Vincent Millay
8/14/04      "I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority." - E. B. White
8/15/04      "In America any boy may become President, and I suppose it's just one of the risks he takes!" - Adlai Stevenson
8/16/04      "A man who uses a great many words to express his meaning is like a bad marksman who, instead of aiming a single stone at an object, takes up a handful and throws at it in hopes he may hit." - Samuel Johnson
8/17/04      "How far would Moses have gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt?" - Harry S. Truman
8/18/04      "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse. When a people are used as mere human instruments for firing cannon or thrusting bayonets, in the service and for the selfish purposes of a master, such war degrades a people. A war to protect other human beings against tyrannical injustice; a war to give victory to their own ideas of right and good, and which is their own war, carried on for an honest purpose by their free choice, is often the means of their regeneration. A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever-renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other." - John Stuart Mill
8/19/04      "Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody." - Franklin Pierce Adams
8/20/04      "Ignorant, restless desperadoes, without conscience or principles, have led a deluded multitude to follow their standard, under pretense of grievances which have no existence but in their own imaginations." - Abigail Adams
8/21/04      "The remarkable thing is that we really love our neighbor as ourselves: we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant toward others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves." - Eric Hoffer
8/22/04      "Explore, and explore. Be neither chided nor flattered out of your position of perpetual inquiry. Neither dogmatize, or accept another's dogmatism." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
8/23/04      "It is wonderful what strength of purpose and boldness and energy of will are roused by the assurance that we are doing our duty." - Walter Scott
8/24/04      "In the midst of this chopping sea of civilized life, such are the clouds and storms and quicksands and thousand-and-one items to be allowed for, that a man has to live, if he would not founder and go to the bottom and not make his port at all, by dead reckoning, and he must be a great calculator indeed who succeeds. Simplify, simplify." - Henry David Thoreau
8/25/04      "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." - John Adams
8/26/04      "Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness ... the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living." - Sean O'Casey
8/27/04      "I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do, because I notice it always coincides with their own desires." - Susan B Anthony
8/28/04      "The first duty of love is to listen." - Paul Tillich
8/29/04      "In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists." - Eric Hoffer
8/30/04      "The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him." - Niccolo Machiavelli
8/31/04      "This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America. I urge this Congress and all Americans to join with me in that effort." - Lyndon Baines Johnson
Sponsored Links:
(What's This?)
Thought-of-the-Day Archives

2004
DEC NOV OCT SEP AUG JUL
JUN MAY APR MAR FEB JAN
2003
DEC NOV OCT SEP AUG JUL
JUN MAY APR MAR FEB JAN
2002
DEC NOV OCT SEP AUG JUL
JUN MAY APR MAR FEB JAN
2001
DEC NOV OCT SEP AUG JUL
JUN MAY APR MAR FEB JAN
2000
DEC NOV OCT SEP AUG JUL
JUN MAY APR MAR FEB JAN
1999
DEC

[ Return to Thought-of-the-Day ]
[ Return to Refdesk Home Page ]


[ Search Net ] [ Facts Subject Index ] [ Facts Encyclopedia ] [ Newspapers USA/World ] [ Report Broken Links ]
[ Fast Facts ] [ First Things First ] [ Quick Reference ] [ Site Map ] [ Top of Page ] [ HOME ]

Webmaster:    Bob Drudge
URL:                http://www.refdesk.com/
Contact Refdesk
© 2004 refdesk.com