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- Marcus Aurelius
DATE THOUGHT OF THE DAY
"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
- Carl Jung
"Understanding a person does not mean condoning; it only means that one does not accuse him as if one were God or a judge placed above him."
- Erich Fromm
"All art, all education, can be merely a supplement to nature."
"America was born of revolt, flourished on dissent, became great through experimentation."
- Henry Steele Commager
"If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated."
"Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Nature never did betray the heart that loved her."
- William Wordsworth
"A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia."
- David McCullough
"Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart."
- Washington Irving
"The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think."
- Edwin Schlossberg
"There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate it where it does not."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
"Many live in the ivory tower called reality; they never venture on the open sea of thought."
- Francois Gautier
"Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time."
- Leonardo da Vinci
"To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders."
"The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body is different."
"When Alexander the Great visited Diogenes and asked whether he could do anything for the famed teacher, Diogenes replied: 'Only stand out of my light.' Perhaps some day we shall know how to heighten creativity. Until then, one of the best things we can do for creative men and women is to stand out of their light."
- John W. Gardner
"Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak."
- William Congreve
"Nature does nothing uselessly."
"Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due."
- William R. Inge
"I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet."
- Mohandas K. Gandhi
"You think your pains and heartbreaks are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who have ever been alive."
- James Baldwin
"It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies
and to end as superstitions."
- Thomas Henry Huxley
"I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing."
- Agatha Christie
"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."
- Mark Twain
"A day dawns, quite like other days; in it, a single hour comes, quite like other hours; but in that day and in that hour the chance of a lifetime faces us."
- Maltbie Babcock
"To live in the presence of great truths and eternal laws, to be led by permanent ideals - that is what keeps a man patient when the world ignores him, and calm and unspoiled when the world praises him."
- Honore De Balzac
"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it."
- Thomas Jefferson
"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the sea."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
"I want to remind you that success in life is based on hard slogging. There will be periods when discouragement is great and upsetting, and the antidote for this is calmness and fortitude and a modest yet firm belief in your competence. Be sure that your priorities are in order so that you can proceed in a logical manner, and be ever mindful that nothing will take the place of persistence."
- Walter Annenberg
"The heart has reasons that reason does not understand."
- Blaise Pascal
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