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

JANUARY 2003


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
1/01/02      "New Year's Day is every man's birthday." - Charles Lamb
1/02/03      "Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste they hurry past it." - Soren Kierkegaard
1/03/03      "Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned." - Buddha
1/04/03      "If the gods listened to the prayers of men, all humankind would quickly perish since they constantly pray for many evils to befall one another." - Epicurus
1/05/03      "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." - Mohandas K. Gandhi
1/06/03      "The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases." - Carl Jung
1/07/03      "Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both." - John Andrew Holmes
1/08/03      "Whatever universe a professor believes in must at any rate be a universe that lends itself to lengthy discourse. A universe definable in two sentences is something for which the professorial intellect has no use. No faith in anything of that cheap kind!" - William James
1/09/03      "To be well informed, one must read quickly a great number of merely instructive books. To be cultivated, one must read slowly and with a lingering appreciation the comparatively few books that have been written by men who lived, thought, and felt with style." - Aldous Huxley
1/10/03      "Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time." - Goethe
1/11/03      "The trouble with many married people is that they are trying to get more out of marriage than there is in it." - Elbert Hubbard
1/12/03      "Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose - a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye." - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
1/13/03      Wild honey smells of freedom. The dust - of sunlight. The mouth of a young girl, like a violet. But gold - smells of nothing. - Anna Akhmatova
1/14/03      "It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
1/15/03      "In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer." - Albert Camus
1/16/03      "Too many parents make life hard for their children by trying, too zealously, to make it easy for them." - Goethe
1/17/03      "He who asks a question is a fool for a minute; he who does not remains a fool forever." - Chinese Proverb
1/18/03      "Those who make the worse use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness." - Jean De La Bruyere
1/19/03      "No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true." - Nathaniel Hawthorne
1/20/03      "Nonviolence is absolute commitment to the way of love. Love is not emotional bash; it is not empty sentimentalism. It is the active outpouring of one's whole being into the being of another." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
1/21/03      "A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not stake their own." - H.G. Wells
1/22/03      "In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it." - Lao Tzu
1/23/03      "To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice." - Confucius
1/24/03      "If it doesn't absorb you, if it isn't any fun, don't do it." - D.H. Lawrence
1/25/03      "A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner." - English proverb
1/26/03      "There is no fatigue so wearisome as that which comes from lack of work." - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
1/27/03      "Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times; few are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners where troubles fester. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." - Sydney J. Harris
1/28/03      "Expect only 5% of an intelligence report to be accurate. The trick of a good commander is to isolate the 5%." - Douglas MacArthur
1/29/03      "Never cut what you can untie." - Joseph Joubert
1/30/03      "There is no worse mistake in public leadership than to hold out false hopes soon to be swept away." - Winston Churchill
1/31/03      "Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved." - William Jennings Bryan

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