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

AUGUST 2005


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
8/01/05      "Living is a constant process of deciding what we are going to do." - Jose Ortega Y Gasset
8/02/05      "Illness is in part what the world has done to a victim, but in a larger part it is what the victim has done with his world." - Karl Menninger
8/03/05      "Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation.... Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation." - Jean Arp
8/04/05      "A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort." - Herm Albright
8/05/05      "There will be a time when loud-mouthed, incompetent people seem to be getting the best of you. When that happens, you only have to be patient and wait for them to self destruct. It never fails." - Richard Rybolt
8/06/05      "Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day." - W. Earl Hall
8/07/05      "Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt." - George Sewell
8/08/05      "The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful theory by an ugly fact." - Thomas Huxley
8/09/05      "And none will hear the postman's knock / Without a quickening of the heart. / For who can bear to feel himself forgotten?" - W.H. Auden
8/10/05      "An open mind is all very well, but it ought not to be so open that there's no keeping anything in or out." - Samuel Butler
8/11/05      "Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love - and to put its trust in life." - Joseph Conrad
8/12/05      "Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd." - Voltaire
8/13/05      "The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher." - Thomas Henry Huxle
8/14/05      "The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%." - Andrew Carnegie
8/15/05      "Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other." - Carl Jung
8/16/05      "I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be." - Thomas Jefferson
8/17/05      "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." - Carl Sagan
8/18/05      "Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." - Abraham Lincoln
8/19/05      "Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in my tenacity." - Louis Pasteur
8/20/05      "When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us." - Alexander Graham Bell
8/21/05      "The devil we know is better than the devil we don't." - Anonymous
8/22/05      "It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend." - William Blake
8/23/05      "There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self." - - Aldous Huxley
8/24/05      "The past is of no importance. The present is of no importance. It is with the future that we have to deal. For the past is what man should not have been. The present is what man ought not to be. The future is what artists are. The facts: nothing matters but the facts: worship of the facts leads to everything, to happiness first of all and then to wealth." - Edmond De Goncourt
8/25/05      "A word after a word after a word is power." - Margaret Atwood
8/26/05      "Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them." - Leo Tolstoy
8/27/05      "Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind." - Rudyard Kipling
8/28/05      "It seems not more reasonable to leave the right of printing unrestrained, because writers may be afterwards censured, than it would be to sleep with doors unbolted, because by our laws we can hang a thief." - Samuel Johnson
8/29/05      "Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one less scoundrel in the world." - Thomas Carlyle
8/30/05      "It is much easier to be critical than to be correct." - Benjamin Disraeli
8/31/05      "A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition." - William Arthur Ward
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