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THOUGHT-OF-THE-DAY ARCHIVES
MAY 2000

DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
5/01/00      "Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead." - Aldous Huxley
5/02/00      "Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary." - Robert Louis Stevenson
5/03/00      "Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement." - Jim Horning
5/04/00      "It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated." - Alec Bourne
5/05/00      "If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?" - Vince Lombardi
5/06/00      "Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves." - Dorothy Parker
5/07/00      "The remarkable thing about Shakespeare is that he really is very good, in spite of all the people who say he is very good." - Robert Graves
5/08/00      "Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic." - Thomas Szasz
5/09/00      "When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained." - Mark Twain
5/10/00      "Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power." - P.J. O'Rourke
5/11/00      "There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self." - Aldous Huxley
5/12/00      "The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it." - Anon.
5/13/00      "Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy
5/14/00      "Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages." - H. L. Mencken
5/15/00      "You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence." - Charles Austin Beard, historian
5/16/00      "Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater." - William Hazlitt
5/17/00      "The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well." - Joe Ancis
5/18/00      "Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal." - Albert Camus
5/19/00      "Do you know what a pessimist is? A person who thinks everybody is as nasty as himself and hates them for it." - George Bernard Shaw
5/20/00      "The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was." - Walt West
5/21/00      "The strongest of all warriors are these two -- Time and Patience." - Leo Tolstoy
5/22/00      "Don't do things half-assed. If a thing is worth doing at all, it's worth doing as well as you can possibly do it. Pick out something you think is worthwhile and do it or work at it with passion. Do it with all your might." - Hugh Young
5/23/00      "Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that he sometimes has to eat them." - Adlai Stevenson
5/24/00      "Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." - George S. Patton
5/25/00      "It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves." - Sir Edmund Hillary
5/26/00      "Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use." - Wendell Johnson
5/27/00      "No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions." - Charles Steinmetz
5/28/00      "The reason people blame things on previous generations is that there's only one other choice." - Doug Larson
5/29/00      "Mistakes are the portals of discovery." - James Joyce
5/30/00      "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people." - Victor Borge
5/31/00      "By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong." - Charles Wadsworth

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