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Our life is what our thoughts make it.
- Marcus Aurelius

MARCH 2002

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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
3/01/02      "A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government." - Thomas Jefferson
3/02/02      "He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how." - Viktor Frankl
3/03/02      "There has never been a perfect government, because men have passions; and if they did not have passions, there would be no need for government." - Voltaire
3/04/02      "The world is a dangerous place. Not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein
3/05/02      “Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off! But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.” - Amelia Earhart
3/06/02      "We can often do more for other men by trying to correct our own faults than by trying to correct theirs." - Francois Fenelon
3/07/02      "We come into this world crying while all around us are smiling. May we so live that we go out of this world smiling while everybody around us is weeping." - Persian proverb
3/08/02      "It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him." - John Steinbeck
3/09/02      “Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” - Lou Holtz
3/10/02      “Our patience will achieve more than our force.” - Edmund Burke
3/11/02      "The trouble with Eichmann was precisely that so many were like him, and that the many were neither perverted nor sadistic, that they were, and still are, terribly and terrifyingly normal. From the viewpoint of our legal institutions and of our moral standards of judgment, this normality was much more terrifying than all the atrocities put together." - Hannah Arendt
3/12/02      "First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do." - Epictetus
3/13/02      “I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.” - Ernest Hemingway
3/14/02      “Joy is not in things; it is in us.” - Richard Wagner
3/15/02      “I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.” - Albert Einstein
3/16/02      "Of the best rulers the people only know that they exist; the next best they love and praise, the next they fear; and the next they revile. When they do not command the people’s faith, some will lose faith in them, and then they resort to oaths! But of the best when their task is accomplished, their work done, the people all remark, 'We have done it ourselves.' " - Lao-Tzu
3/17/02      "The life that conquers is the life that moves with a steady resolution and persistence toward a predetermined goal. Those who succeed are those who have thoroughly learned the immense importance of plan in life, and the tragic brevity of time." - W.J. Davison
3/18/02      “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” - Aristotle
3/19/02      "People who love soft methods and hate iniquity forget this,—that reform consists in taking a bone from a dog. Philosophy will not do it." - John Jay Chapman
3/20/02      "What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
3/21/02      "Kindness is contagious. The spirit of harmony trickles down by a thousand secret channels into the inmost recesses of the household life." - Henry Van Dyke
3/22/02      "One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it." Knute Rockne
3/23/02      "Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it." - William James
3/24/02      "Most true happiness comes from one's inner life, from the disposition of the mind and soul. Admittedly, a good inner life is hard to achieve, especially in these trying times. It takes reflection and contemplation and self-discipline." - W. L. Shirer
3/25/02      "Give us, O give us, the man who sings at his work! Be his occupation what it may, he is equal to any of those who follow the same pursuit in silent sullenness. He will do more in the same time - he will do it better, he will persevere longer. One is scarcely sensible of fatigue whilst he marches to music." - Thomas Carlyle
3/26/02      "That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly. It is dearness only which gives everything its value." - Thomas Paine
3/27/02      "One day in retrospect the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful." - Sigmund Freud
3/28/02      "Aspire, break bounds. Endeavor to be good, and better still, best." - Robert Browning
3/29/02      "The self is not something that one finds. It is something that one creates." - Thomas Szasz
3/30/02      "I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him." - Booker T. Washington
3/31/02      "Patience is passion tamed." - Lyman Abbott

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