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

JUNE 2002


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
6/01/02      "The manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured." - Dean Acheson
6/02/02      "History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are." - David C McCullough
6/03/02      "Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
6/04/02      "Science is built up with facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house." - Jules Henri Poincare
6/05/02      "You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once." - Polish Proverb
6/06/02      "For three hundred years the idea that nurture is the determining factor in human actions has been used to argue for a variety of social programs—if we can only change people’s environments, the argument goes, we can make a better humanity; reduce crime, fight poverty, get rid of the sex difference in math. This creed is usually associated with the politics of the Left. On the other hand, if nature is responsible for much of what we are—heavily influencing such things as intelligence, personality traits, perhaps even propensity to commit crimes—then there are limits to what social programs can do to reduce the individual differences between people. This conviction is often thought to fit better with the politics of the Right." - Robert Pool
6/07/02      "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread." - Alexander Pope
6/08/02      "I don’t avoid pain by not remembering something; I try to remember.... Memory is empowering, and it’s what gives you your sense of continuity in the world." - Melinda Worth Popham
6/09/02      "Man’s unique reward, however, is that while animals survive by adjusting themselves to their background, man survives by adjusting his background to himself." - Ayn Rand
6/10/02      "Family quarrels are bitter things. They don’t go according to any rules. They’re not like aches or wounds, they’re more like splits in the skin that won’t heal because there’s not enough material." - F. Scott Fitzgerald
6/11/02      "Most marriages recognize this paradox: Passion destroys passion; we want what puts an end to wanting what we want." - John Fowles
6/12/02      "Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence." - Erich Fromm
6/13/02      "Life is tons of discipline. Your first discipline is your vocabulary; then your grammar and your punctuation … Then, in your exuberance and bounding energy you say you’re going to add to that. Then you add rhyme and meter. And your delight is in that power." - Robert Frost
6/14/02      "To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life." - Samuel Johnson
6/15/02      "There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live." - John Adams
6/16/02      "Life is not holding a good hand. Life is playing a poor hand well." - Danish Proverb
6/17/02      "There’s no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow." - Edith Wharton
6/18/02      "Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better." - Albert Camus
6/19/02      "Man is free at the moment he wishes to be." - Voltaire
6/20/02      "Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training." - Anna Freud
6/21/02      "I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more." - Jonas Salk
6/22/02      "Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable." - Maya Angelou
6/23/02      "Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical." - John Fowles
6/24/02      "If one does not do evil things in the daytime, one need not fear knocks on the door in the middle of the night." - Chinese Proverb
6/25/02      "No one will dare maintain that it is better to do injustice than to bear it." - Aristotle
6/26/02      "Hateful is the power, and pitiable is the life, of those who wish to be feared rather than to be loved." - Cornelius Nepos
6/27/02      "Courage is the capacity to conduct oneself with restraint in times of prosperity and with courage and tenacity when things do not go well." - James V. Forrestal
6/28/02      "It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before... to test your limits... to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." - Anais Nin
6/29/02      "Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence." - Napoleon Bonaparte
6/30/02      "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, ...it doesn't matter." - Mark Twain

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