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

DECEMBER 2003


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
12/01/03      "Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake." - Henry David Thoreau
12/02/03      "When my enemies stop hissing, I shall know I'm slipping." - Maria Callas
12/03/03      "In a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence." - Laurence J. Peter
12/04/03      "Governments can err, Presidents do make mistakes, but the immortal Dante tells us that divine justice weighs the sins of the cold-blooded and the sins of the warm-hearted in different scales. Better the occasional faults of a Government that lives in a spirit of charity than the constant omission of a Government frozen in the ice of its own indifference." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
12/05/03      "Women hope men will change after marriage but they don’t; men hope women won’t change but they do." - Bettina Arndt
12/06/03      "The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed." - Carl Jung
12/07/03      "When things are investigated, then true knowledge is achieved; when true knowledge is achieved, then the will becomes sincere; when the will is sincere, then the heart is set right (or then the mind sees right); when the heart is set right, then the personal life is cultivated; when the personal life is cultivated, then the family life is regulated; when the family life is regulated, then the national life is orderly; and when the national life is orderly, then there is peace in this world." - Confucius
12/08/03      "Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that crushed it." - Mark Twain
12/09/03      "Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation." - Oscar Wilde
12/10/03      "I had grown tired of standing in the lean and lonely front line facing the greatest enemy that ever confronted man—public opinion." - Clarence Seward Darrow
12/11/03      "A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money." - Everett McKinley Dirksen
12/12/03      "Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon." - Susan Ertz
12/13/03      "Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck." - Dalai Lama
12/14/03      "You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them." - Ray Bradbury
12/15/03      "Democracies are most commonly corrupted by the insolence of demagogues." - Aristotle
12/16/03      "The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water and breeds reptiles of the mind." - William Blake
12/17/03      "When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." - Leonardo da Vinci
12/18/03      "Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen." - Albert Einstein
12/19/03      "Ignorance is degrading only when found in company with riches." - Arthur Schopenhauer
12/20/03      "Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism." - Carl Jung
12/21/03      "I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him." - Booker T. Washington
12/22/03      "Through searching out origins, one becomes a crab. The historian looks backwards, and finally he also believes backwards." - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
12/23/03      "We must beware of trying to build a society in which nobody counts for anything except a politician or an official, a society where enterprise gains no reward and thrift no privileges." - Sir Winston Churchill
12/24/03      "You are today where your thoughts have brought you, you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
12/25/03      "Heap on the wood! - the wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will, we'll keep our Christmas merry still." - Sir Walter Scott
12/26/03      "In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein
12/27/03      "The way for people to gain their reasonable rights is not by voluntarily throwing them away." - W.E.B. Du Bois
12/28/03      "There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money either." - Robert Graves
12/29/03      "The adjective is the enemy of the noun." - Voltaire
12/30/03      "The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out." - Thomas Babington Macaulay
12/31/03      "Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness, and just be happy." - Guillaume Apollinaire
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