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

FEBRUARY 2005


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
2/01/05    "The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." - Thomas Jefferson
2/02/05    "Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks." - Ben Jonson
2/03/05    "Success is not measured by the position one has reached in life, rather by the obstacles overcome while trying to succeed." - Booker T. Washington
2/04/05    "I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it." - Harry Emerson Fosdick
2/05/05    "The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it." - Pearl Buck
2/06/05    "Boys are beyond the range of anybody's sure understanding, at least when they are between the ages of 18 months and 90 years." - James Thurber
2/07/05    "Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us." - Jane Austen
2/08/05    "The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next." - Henry Ward Beecher
2/09/05    "Just as the wave cannot exist for itself, but is ever a part of the heaving surface of the ocean, so must I never live my life for itself, but always in the experience which is going on around me. It is an uncomfortable doctrine which the true ethics whisper into my ear. You are happy, they say; therefore you are called upon to give much." - Albert Schweitzer
2/10/05    "If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society." - Jean Piaget
2/11/05    "Love, is a quicksilver word; though you see plainly where it is, you have only to put your finger on it to find that it is not there but someplace else." - Morton Hunt
2/12/05    "Before seeking revenge, first dig two graves." - Chinese proverb
2/13/05    "The leaders who work most effectively, it seems to me, never say 'I'. And that's not because they have trained themselves not to say 'I'. They don't think 'I'. They think 'we'; they think 'team'. They understand their job to be to make the team function. They accept responsibility and don't sidestep it, but 'we' gets the credit.... This is what creates trust, what enables you to get the task done." - Peter Drucker
2/14/05    "At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet." - Plato
2/15/05    "The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink." - George Orwell
2/16/05    "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." - Leonardo Da Vinci
2/17/05    "My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble minds." - Albert Einstein
2/18/05    "In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite." - Paul Dirac
2/19/05    "Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind." - Cicero
2/20/05    "Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent." - Marilyn Vos Savant
2/21/05    "The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an encyclopedia of cliches the first prize. " - Saul Bellow
2/22/05    "The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them." - Bernard Baruch
2/23/05    "Quiet minds can't be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm." - Robert Louis Stevenson
2/24/05    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
2/25/05    "If a dog jumps into your lap it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing it is because your lap is warmer." - Alfred North Whitehead
2/26/05    "Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself." - James Stephens
2/27/05    "Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for - because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything." - Peter Marshall
2/28/05    "The cure for the evils of democracy is more democracy!" - Henry Louis Mencken
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