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

MARCH 2005


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
3/01/05    "In giving rights to others which belong to them, we give rights to ourselves and to our country." - John Fitzgerald Kennedy
3/02/05    "It is the epitome of life. The first half of it consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity." - Mark Twain
3/03/05    "You can never have a revolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution." - G. K. Chesterton
3/04/05    "The liberty of the press is a blessing when we are inclined to write against others, and a calamity when we find ourselves overborne by the multitude of our assailants." - Samuel Johnson
3/05/05    "The best things in life are nearest: Breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of right just before you." - Robert Louis Stevenson
3/06/05    "What counts now is not just what we are against, but what we are for. Who leads us is less important than what leads us - what convictions, what courage, what faith - win or lose. A man doesn't save a century, or a civilization, but a militant party wedded to a principle can." - Adlai Ewing Stevenson
3/07/05    "It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of a crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
3/08/05    "Nothing is so firmly believed as what we least know." - Montaigne
3/09/05    "If we begin with certainties, we shall end in doubts; but if we begin with doubts, and we are patient in them, we shall end in certainties." - Sir Francis Bacon
3/10/05    "Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours." - Swedish proverb
3/11/05    "It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.... This, in turn, means that our statesmen, our businessmen, our everyman must take on a science fictional way of thinking." - Isaac Asimov
3/12/05    "The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the constitutional rights secure." - Albert Einstein
3/13/05    "To achieve, you need thought... You have to know what you are doing and that's real power." - Ayn Rand
3/14/05    "It's just as possible to live to the full in a narrow corner as it is in bigness." - Sylvia Ashton-Warner
3/15/05    "I must learn to love the fool in me - the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility and dignity but for my fool." - Theodore Rubin
3/16/05    "Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time." - Sir Winston Churchill
3/17/05    "Don't wait for the last judgment - it takes place every day." - Albert Camus
3/18/05    "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." - Albert Einstein
3/19/05    "There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience." - French proverb
3/20/05    "The degree of one's emotion varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts - the less you know the hotter you get." - Bertrand Russell
3/21/05    "Every excess causes a defect; every defect an excess. Every sweet hath its sour; every evil its good. Every faculty which is a receiver of pleasure has an equal penalty put on its abuse. It is to answer for its moderation with its life. For every grain of wit there is a grain of folly. For every thing you have missed, you have gained something else; and for every thing you gain, you lose something. If riches increase, they are increased that use them. If the gatherer gathers too much, nature takes out of the man what she puts into his chest; swells the estate, but kills the owner." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
3/22/05    "Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative." - Maurice-Auguste Chevalier
3/23/05    "A democracy unsatisfied by support of the people cannot long survive ... We live in probably the most turbulent and tormented times in the history of this nation. Criticize ... disagree, yes, but also we have as leaders an obligation to be fair and keep in perspective what we are and what we hope to be." - John Bowden Connally
3/24/05    "The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem." - Theodore Rubin
3/25/05    "It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies; seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends." - Charles Caleb Colton
3/26/05    "All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move." - Arabian Proverb
3/27/05    "In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, you'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade." - Irving Berlin
3/28/05    "The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none." - Thomas Carlyle
3/29/05    "The possession of facts is knowledge, the use of them is wisdom." - Thomas Jefferson
3/30/05    "For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
3/31/05    "Let him that would move the world, first move himself." - Socrates
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