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

MARCH 2004


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
3/01/04      "No man is good enough to govern any woman without her consent." - Susan B. Anthony
3/02/04      "A player who makes a team great is better than a great player." - John Wooden
3/03/04      "The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people█that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature." - James Thurber
3/04/04      "I can't live without a culture anymore and I realize I don't have one. What passes for a culture in my head is really a bunch of commercials and this is intolerable. It may be impossible to live without a culture." - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
3/05/04      "You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room." - Theodor Geisel („Dr Seuss‰)
3/06/04      "To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to attain in the art of conversation." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
3/07/04     "Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense." - Gertrude Stein
3/08/04      "Consciously or unconsciously we all strive to make the kind of a world we like." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
3/09/04      "I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times." - Everett Dirksen
3/10/04      "These, then, are my last words to you: Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create that fact." - William James
3/11/04      "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." - George Bernard Shaw
3/12/04      "If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day." - Alex Noble
3/13/04      "An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't." - Anatole France   
3/14/04      "Freedom is not merely the opportunity to do as one pleases; neither is it merely the opportunity to choose between set alternatives. Freedom is, first of all, the chance to formulate the available choices, to argue over them -- and then, the opportunity to choose." - C. Wright Mills
3/15/04      "How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these." - George Washington Carver
3/16/04      "Anybody can become angry, that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way, that is not within everybody's power, that is not easy." - Aristotle
3/17/04      "Ireland is rich in literature that understands a soul's yearnings, and dancing that understands a happy heart." - Margaret Jackson
3/18/04      "Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others." - Cicero
3/19/04      "The brute necessity of believing something so long as life lasts does not justify any belief in particular." - George Santayana
3/20/04      "An optimist is the human personification of spring." - Susan J. Bissonette
3/21/04      "To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." - Bessie Stanley
3/22/04      "Of the Seven Deadly Sins, anger is possibly the most fun. To lick your wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back -- in many ways it is a feast fit for a king. The chief drawback is that what you are wolfing down is yourself. The skeleton at the feast is you." - Frederick Buechner
3/23/04      "All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars." - Charles A. Beard
3/24/04      "Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly if they even roll a few more upon it." - Albert Schweitzer
3/25/04      "My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate -- that's my philosophy. " - Thornton Wilder
3/26/04      "The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning." - Mark Twain
3/27/04      "I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite." - G.K. Chesterton
3/28/04      "Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only for wallowing in." - Katherine Mansfield
3/29/04      "I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live.." - Socrates
3/30/04      "There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew." - Marshall McLuhan
3/31/04      "Out of life's school of war. What does not destroy me, makes me stronger." - Friedrich Nietzsche
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