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

JULY 2004


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7/01/04      "If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive ..." - Eleonora Duse
7/02/04      "When you see the Earth from space, you don't see any divisions of nation-states there. This may be the symbol of the new mythology to come; this is the country we will celebrate, and these are the people we are one with." - Joseph Campbell
7/03/04      "Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life." - Mark Twain
7/04/04      "Where liberty is, there is my country." - Benjamin Franklin
7/05/04      "Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary." - Reinhold Niebuhr
7/06/04      "When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary." - William Wordsworth
7/07/04      "Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation." - George Washington
7/08/04      "Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument." - George Sand
7/09/04      "But the greatest menace to our civilization today is the conflict between giant organized systems of self-righteousness - each system only too delighted to find that the other is wicked - each only too glad that the sins give it the pretext for still deeper hatred and animosity." - Herbert Butterfield
7/10/04      "Happy is he who dares courageously to defend what he loves." - Ovid
7/11/04      "The noblest mind the best contentment has." - Edmund Spenser
7/12/04      "It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides." - George Sand
7/13/04      "It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it." - John Steinbeck
7/14/04      "I was never less alone than when by myself." - Edward Gibbon
7/15/04      "To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse." - John Quincy Adams
7/16/04      "I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge - that myth is more potent than history. I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts - that hope always triumphs over experience - that laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death." - Robert Fulghum
7/17/04      "Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them." - Buckminster Fuller
7/18/04      "Myth must be kept alive. The people who can keep it alive are the artists of one kind or another. The function of the artist is the mythologization of the environment and the world." - Joseph Campbell
7/19/04      "Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable." - Francis Bacon
7/20/04      "If you take care of the small things, the big things take care of themselves. You can gain more control over your life by paying closer attention to the little things." - Emily Dickinson
7/21/04      "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." - Benjamin Franklin
7/22/04      "It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods." - Margaret Fuller
7/23/04      "If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind." - John Stuart Mill
7/24/04      "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke
7/25/04      "To resist the frigidity of old age one must combine the body, the mind and the heart - and to keep them in parallel vigor one must exercise, study and love." - Karl Viktor von Bonstetten
7/26/04      "Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out - it's the grain of sand in your shoe." - Robert Service
7/27/04      "The meaning of life is creative love. Not love as an inner feeling, as a private sentimental emotion, but love as a dynamic power moving out into the world and doing something original." - Tom Morris
7/28/04      "Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed." - Mohandas K. Gandhi
7/29/04      "What the mass media offer is not popular art, but entertainment which is intended to be consumed like food, forgotten and replaced by a new dish." - W. H. Auden
7/30/04      "This is the final test of a gentleman: His respect for those who can be of no possible service to him." - William Lyon Phelps
7/31/04      "Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the gods." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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