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DATE THOUGHT OF THE DAY
"The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken."
- Samuel Johnson
"These men and women assumed great risk in the service to all humanity in an age when space flight has come to seem almost routine. Because of their courage and daring and idealism we will miss them all the more. We can pray they are safely home."
- President George Bush
"Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings ...
And while with silent lifting mind Iíve trod
the high, untrespassed sanctity of space,
put out my hand and touched the face of God." (The verse was quoted by President Ronald Reagan following the Challenger space shuttle disaster in 1986).
- John Gillespie Magee
"There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life."
- Federico Fellini
"To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am."
- Bernard Baruch
"You are in the courtroom of world opinion.... You have denied they exist, and I want to know if I understood you correctly.... I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over. And I am also prepared to present the evidence in this room!"
- Adlai E Stevenson
"There is no valid distinction between being clever and being well-informed. The two are so often confused as to be indistinguishable. In many situations information is so great a part of effectiveness that without information a clever person cannot get started. With information a much less clever person can get very far."
- Edward de Bono
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
- Mark Twain
"I must say I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book."
- Groucho Marx
"Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, Make Me Feel Important. Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life."
- Mary Kay Ash
"Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell."
- Edward Abbey
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."
- Robert Frost
"It is the tragedy of the world that no one knows what he doesn't know; and the less a man knows, the more sure he is that he knows everything."
- Joyce Cary
"The reason so many people never get anywhere in life is because when opportunity knocks, they are out in the backyard looking for four-leaf clovers."
- Walter Percy Chrysler
"It is far better to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory, nor defeat."
- Theodore Roosevelt
"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
- Theodore Hesburgh
"Each person's only hope for improving his lot rests on his recognizing the true nature of his basic personality, surrendering to it, and becoming who he is."
- Sheldon Kopp
"It shouldn't be too much of a surprise that the Internet has evolved into a force strong enough to reflect the greatest hopes and fears of those who use it. After all, it was designed to withstand nuclear war, not just the puny huffs and puffs of politicians and religious fanatics."
- Denise Caruso
"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen."
- Winston Churchill
"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something."
"Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must first be overcome."
- Samuel Johnson
"You've got to find the force inside you."
- Joseph Campbell
"Perfectionism spells paralysis."
- Winston Churchill
"As people grow up, they cease to play and they seem to give up the yield of pleasure which they gain from playing."
- Sigmund Freud
"One can hope that our habit of equating 'old' with obsolete and 'new' with best will in time disappear."
- Hyman Rickover
"To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work."
- Sister Mary Lauretta
"The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means."
- Georges Bernanos
"If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong."
- Charles Kettering
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