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

JUNE 2004


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
6/01/04      "The love that lasts longest is the love that is never returned." - Somerset Maugham
6/02/04      "Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge—broad, deep knowledge—is to know true ends from false, and lofty things from low. To know the thoughts and deeds that have marked man’s progress is to feel the great heart-throbs of humanity through the centuries; and if one does not feel in these pulsations a heavenward striving, one must indeed be deaf to the harmonies of life." - Helen Keller
6/03/04      "Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways." - Stephen Vincent Benet
6/04/04      "Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful." - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
6/05/04      "The reason why lovers are never bored together is that they are always talking of themselves." - La Rochefoucauld
6/06/04      "We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent." - Ronald Reagan
6/07/04      Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit." - George Santayana
6/08/04      "There is something wonderful in seeing a wrong-headed majority assailed by truth." - John Kenneth Galbraith
6/09/04      "The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones." - Somerset Maugham
6/10/04      "If you haven't forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others?" - Dolores Huerta
6/11/04      "What every man needs, regardless of his job or the kind of work he is doing, is a vision of what his place is and may be. He needs an objective and a purpose. He needs a feeling and a belief that he has some worthwhile thing to do. What this is no one can tell him. It must be his own creation. Its success will be measured by the nature of his vision, what he has done to equip himself, and how well he has performed along the line of its development." - Joseph M. Dodge
6/12/04      "To be free is to have achieved your life." - Tennessee Williams
6/13/04      "Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only." - Samuel Butler
6/14/04      "Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does." - Josh Billings
6/15/04      "To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders." - Lao Tzu
6/16/04      "All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others." - Cyril Connolly
6/17/04      "Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must first be overcome." - Samuel Johnson
6/18/04      "The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right." - Hannah Whitall Smith
6/19/04      "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." - Sir Winston Churchill
6/20/04      "All sunshine makes a desert." - Arabic proverb
6/21/04      "God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other." - Reinhold Niebuhr
6/22/04      "Most of us can learn to live in perfect comfort on higher levels of power. Everyone knows that on any given day there are energies slumbering in him which the incitements of that day do not call forth. Compared with what we ought to be, we are only half awake. It is evident that our organism has stored-up reserves of energy that are ordinarily not called upon - deeper and deeper strata of explosible material, ready for use by anyone who probes so deep. The human individual usually lives far within his limits." - William James
6/23/04      "Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past." - George Orwell
6/24/04      "People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them." - George Bernard Shaw
6/25/04      "We take greater pains to persuade others that we are happy than in endeavoring to think so ourselves." - Confucius
6/26/04      "If I have seen further [than certain other men] it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants." - Isaac Newton
6/27/04      "Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of others without putting his thumb on the scales." - Byron J. Langenfeld
6/28/04      "Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill." - Barbara Tuchman
6/29/04      "Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him." - Aldous Huxley
6/30/04      "Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself." - William Faulkner
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