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THOUGHT-OF-THE-DAY ARCHIVES
MARCH 2000

DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
3/01/00      "The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." - Bertrand Russell
3/02/00      "What people say you cannot do, you try and find that you can." - Henry Thoreau
3/03/00      "I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music." - George Eliot
3/04/00      "Set up as an ideal the facing of reality as honestly and as cheerfully as possible." - Dr. Karl Menninger
3/05/00      "Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself - and thus make yourself indispensable." - Andre Gide
3/06/00      "When I am attached by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books. They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind." - Michel Montaigne
3/07/00      "Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
3/08/00      "One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar." - Helen Keller
3/09/00      "While the fates permit, live happily; life speeds on with hurried step, and with winged days the wheel of the headlong year is turned." - Seneca
3/10/00      "I'm very pleased with each advancing year. It stems back to when I was forty. I was a bit upset about reaching that milestone, but an older friend consoled me. 'Don't complain about growing old - many, many people do not have that privilege.'" - Chief Justice Earl Warren
3/11/00      "The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity." - Francis Maitland Balfour
3/12/00      "Better shun the bait, than struggle in the snare." - John Dryden
3/13/00      "Nothing endures but personal qualities." - Walt Whitman
3/14/00      "One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else." - Eleanor Roosevelt
3/15/00      "When you cannot get a compliment any other way pay yourself one." - Mark Twain
3/16/00      "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." - Thomas Edison
3/17/00      "We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about." - Charles Kingsley
3/18/00      "The true test of character is not how much we know how to do, but how we behave when we don't know what to do." - John Holt
3/19/00      "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." - Victor Borge
3/20/00      "No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it." - Andrew Carnegie
3/21/00      "Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, especially if the goods are worthless." - Sinclair Lewis
3/22/00      "There was a time when we expected nothing of our children but obedience, as opposed to the present, when we expect everything of them but obedience." - Anatole Broyard
3/23/00      "As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being." - Carl Jung
3/24/00      "I used to think I was poor. Then they told me I wasn't poor, I was needy. Then they told me it was self-defeating to think of myself as needy. I was deprived. (Oh not deprived but rather underprivileged) Then they told me that underprivileged was overused. I was disadvantaged. I still don't have a dime. But I have a great vocabulary." - Jules Feiffer
3/25/00      "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined." - Henry David Thoreau
3/26/00      "Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven." - Henry Ward Beecher
3/27/00      "Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark." - Samuel Johnson
3/28/00      "Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it." - Robert Heinlein
3/29/00      "Drop the question what tomorrow may bring, and count as profit every day that fate allows you." - Horace
3/30/00      " It wasn't until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say 'I don't know'." - W. Somerset Maugham
3/31/00      "From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life." - Arthur Ashe

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