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THOUGHT-OF-THE-DAY ARCHIVES
DECEMBER 1999

DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY (Feature began Dec. 6, 1999)
12/06/99      "A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." - George Bernard Shaw
12/07/99      "The greatest thing in life is love and the second is laughter." - G.Y. Morgan
12/08/99      "You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself." - Ethel Barrymore
12/09/99      "Never flinch, never weary, never despair." - Winston Churchill
12/10/99      "The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
12/11/99      "Never mistake motion for action." - Ernest Hemingway
12/12/99      "Those who trim themselves to suit everybody will soon whittle themselves away." - Charles M. Schwab
12/13/99      "What do we live for, if not to make life less difficult for each other." - George Eliot
12/14/99      "It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it." - J. Bronowski
12/15/99      "Go ahead and do it, it is easier to apologize than to get permission." - Admiral Grace Hopper
12/16/99      "Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world." - Publilius Syrus
12/17/99      "The most important thing in life is to see to it that you are never beaten." - Andre Mairaux
12/18/99      "We don't know who we are until we see what we can do." - Martha Grimes
12/19/99      "Anything you're good at contributes to happiness." - Betrand Russell
12/20/99      "Make the best of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens." - Epictetus
12/21/99      "Now that it's all over, what did you really do yesterday that's worth mentioning?" - Coleman Cox
12/22/99      "Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is the lightening that does the work." - Mark Twain
12/23/99      "Action is eloquence." - Shakespeare
12/24/99      "The season always gives me the blues in spite of myself, though I manage to get a good deal of pleasure from thinking of the multitudes of happy kids in various parts of the world." - Edwin Arlington Robinson
12/25/99      "Christmas is not a date. It is a state of mind." - Mary Ellen Chase
12/26/99      "Less advice and more hands." - German Proverb
12/27/99      "Before the gates of excellence the high gods have placed sweat; long is the road thereto and rough and steep at first; but when the heights are reached, then there is ease, then there is ease, though grievously hard in the winning." - Hesiod
12/28/99      "I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates." - T.S. Eliot
12/29/99      "It's when you're safe at home that you wish you were having an adventure. When you're having an adventure you wish you were safe at home." - Thornton Wilder
12/30/99      "In Germany, the Nazis came for the Communists and I didn't speak up because I'm not a Communist. Then they came for the Jews and I didn't speak up beacuse I was not a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists and I didn't speak up because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics and I was a Protestant so I didn't speak up. Then they came for me. By that time there was no one to speak up for anyone." - Martin Niemoller
12/31/99      "Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it ... This is the condition of children and barbarians, in whom instinct has learned nothing from experience." - George Santayana

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