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2/01/02      "Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will." - George Bernard Shaw
2/02/02      "Time is the coin of life. Only you can determine how it will be spent." - Carl Sandburg
2/03/02      " 'Tis in my head; 'tis in my heart; 'tis everywhere; it rages like a madness, and I most wonder how my reason holds." - Thomas Otway
2/04/02      "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle
2/05/02      "I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or de-humanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming." - Goethe
2/06/02      "He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has enjoyed the trust of pure women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of Earth’s beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction." - Betty Anderson Stanley
2/07/02      "In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant." - Charles De Gaulle
2/08/02      "The difference between what the most and the least learned people know is inexpressibly trivial in relation to that which is unknown." - Albert Einstein
2/09/02      "It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." - Voltaire
2/10/02      "Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing." - Albert Schweitzer
2/11/02      "You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you." - Eric Hoffer
2/12/02      "Knowledge is more than equivalent to force." - Samuel Johnson
2/13/02      "A room without books is like a body without a soul." - Cicero
2/14/02      "To live is like love, all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it." - Samuel Butler
2/15/02      "When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck to crush him." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
2/16/02      "Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp / Or what's a heaven for?" - Robert Browning
2/17/02      "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." - Henry David Thoreau
2/18/02      "The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us, and though distant, is close to us in spirit - this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden." - Goethe
2/19/02      "Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self-respect springs." - Joan Didion
2/20/02      "The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances. If there is any reaction, both are transformed." - Carl Jung
2/21/02      "I'm sure there's something more to be read in a man. People dare not - they dare not turn the page. The laws of mimicry - I call them the laws of fear. People are afraid to find themselves alone, and don't find themselves at all. I hate all this moral agoraphobia - it's the worst kind of cowardice. You can't create something without being alone. But who's trying to create here? What seems different in yourself that's the one rare thing you possess, the one thing which gives each of us his worth and that's just what we try to suppress. We imitate. And we claim to love life." - Andre Gide
2/22/02      "Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves." - Abraham Lincoln
2/23/02      "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." - General George S. Patton
2/24/02      "To be free / Is often to be lonely." - W.H. Auden
2/25/02      "We cannot be any stronger in our foreign policy—for all the bombs and guns we may heap up in our arsenals—than we are in the spirit which rules inside the country. Foreign policy, like a river, cannot rise above its source." - Adlai Stevenson
2/26/02      "There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered." - Nelson Mandela
2/27/02      "Thought is the work of the intellect, reverie is its self-indulgence. To substitute day-dreaming for thought is to confuse a poison with a source of nourishment." - Victor Hugo
2/28/02      "I have resolved from this day on, I will do all the business I can honestly, have all the fun I can reasonably, do all the good I can willingly, and save my digestion by thinking pleasantly." - Robert Louis Stevenson

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