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

DECEMBER 2001


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
12/01/01      "Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in. One man with courage makes a majority" - Andrew Jackson
12/02/01      "Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; great minds rise above them." - Washington Irving
12/03/01      "Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it." - William James
12/04/01      "It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done." - Samuel Smiles
12/05/01      "The last of the human freedoms, to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, is to choose one's own way." - Viktor Frankl
12/06/01      "Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time,' is like saying, 'I don't want to.' " - Lao Tzu
12/07/01      "No one of understanding says that our system works perfectly. It does not. The human race is not perfect. Nevertheless, the movement of a true civilization is toward freedom rather than regimentation. This is our ideal." - Herbert Hoover
12/08/01      "It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change." - Charles Darwin
12/09/01      "Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much." - Erich Fromm
12/10/01      "During your life, everything you do and everyone you meet rubs off in some way. Some bit of everything you experience stays with everyone youíve ever known, and nothing is lost. Thatís whatís eternal, these little specks of experience in a great, enormous river of life that has no end." - Harriet Doerr
12/11/01      "Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some." - Charles Dickens
12/12/01      "Certain springs are tapped only when we are alone." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
12/13/01      "It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents us from living freely and nobly." - Bertrand Russell
12/14/01      "Only fools and dead men don't change their minds. Fools won't and dead men can't." John H. Patterson
12/15/01      "The best way to examine truth is to examine things as they really are, and not to conclude they are, as we fancy ourselves, or have been taught by others to imagine." - John Locke
12/16/01      "The greatest mistake a man can ever make is to be afraid of making one." - Elbert Hubbard
12/17/01      "Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves." - Sir James M. Barrie
12/18/01      "When you get to the end of all the light you know and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly." - Edward Teller
12/19/01      "To have what we want, is riches, but to be able to do without, is power." - George MacDonald
12/20/01      "I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection." - Thomas Paine
12/21/01      "The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it." - Chinese proverb
12/22/01      "Confidence is that feeling by which the mind embarks on great and honorable courses with a sure hope and trust in itself." - Cicero
12/23/01      "A man should always consider ... how much more unhappy he might be than he is." - Joseph Addison
12/24/01      "A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions." - Marcus Aurelius
12/25/01      "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. " - Leonardo da Vinci
12/26/01      "Words are one of our chief means of adjusting to all the situations of life. The better control we have of our words, the more successful our adjustment will be." - Bergan Evans
12/27/01      "Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness." - Jean Vanier
12/28/01      "For all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: It might have been." - John Greenleaf Whittier
12/29/01      "The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment." - Dorothy Nevill
12/30/01      "The important thing is not to stop questioning." - Albert Einstein
12/31/01      "If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things." - Rene Descartes

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