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

FEBRUARY 2004


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2/01/04      "A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
2/02/04      "The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear." - William Jennings Bryan
2/03/04      "A man who is 'of sound mind' is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key." - Paul Valery
2/04/04      "A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer." - Dean Acheson
2/05/04      "While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior." - Henry C. Link
2/06/04      "We don't see things as they are. We see things as we are." - Anais Nin
2/07/04     "A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a joke or worried to death by a frown on the right person's brow." - Charles Brower
2/08/04      "A penny will hide the biggest star in the Universe if you hold it close enough to your eye." - Samuel Grafton
2/09/04      "A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both." - Dwight D. Eisenhower
2/10/04      "Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy." - Groucho Marx
2/11/04      "The reading of all good books is indeed like a conversation with the noblest men of past centuries who were the authors of them, nay a carefully studied conversation, in which they reveal to us none but the best of their thoughts." - Rene Descartes
2/12/04      "The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just." - Abraham Lincoln
2/13/04      "The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything - or nothing." - Nancy Astor
2/14/04      "Love cures people, the ones who receive love and the ones who give it, too." - Dr. Karl Menninger
2/15/04      "I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career." - Gloria Steinem
2/16/04      "All the President is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway." - Harry S. Truman
2/17/04      "Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, and are right." - H.L. Mencken
2/18/04      "There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum." - Arthur C. Clarke
2/19/04      "A thing derided is a thing dead; a laughing man is stronger than a suffering man." - Gustave Flaubert
2/20/04      "After all is said and done, a lot more will have been said than done." - Unknown
2/21/04      "Age is only a number, a cipher for the records. A man can't retire his experience. He must use it. Experience achieves more with less energy and time." - Bernard Baruch
2/22/04      "All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it." - Samuel Butler
2/23/04      "The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right." - Hannah Whitall Smith
2/24/04      "There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read." - G.K. Chesterton
2/25/04      "The defendantsí objections to the evidence obtained by wire-tapping must, in my opinion, be sustained. It is, of course, immaterial where the physical connection with the telephone wires leading into the defendantsí premises was made. And it is also immaterial that the intrusion was in aid of law enforcement. Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Governmentís purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding." - Justice Louis Brandeis
2/26/04      "Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will." - Jawaharlal Nehru
2/27/04      "All human power is a compound of time and patience." - Honore de Balzac
2/28/04      "All of us could take a lesson from the weather, it pays no attention to criticism." - Unknown
2/29/04      "A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving." - Albert Einstein
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