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

NOVEMBER 2001


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
11/01/01      "What do we mean by patriotism in the context of our times? I venture to suggest that what we mean is a sense of national responsibility ... a patriotism which is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime." - Adlai Stevenson
11/02/01      "One can acquire everything in solitude except character." - Stendhal
11/03/01      "There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees." - Michel de Montaigne
11/04/01      "Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." - George Santayana
11/05/01      "If there is one thing upon this earth that mankind love and admire better than another, it is a brave man, - it is the man who dares to look the devil in the face and tell him he is a devil." - James A. Garfield
11/06/01      "The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up." - Mark Twain
11/07/01      "You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt
11/08/01      "Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened." - Billy Graham
11/09/01      "Man is so made that whenever anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish." - Jean de la Fontaine
11/10/01      "Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud." - Sophocles
11/11/01      "Patience is the companion of wisdom." - St. Augustine
11/12/01      "Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live." - Margaret Fuller
11/13/01      "While there is a chance of the world getting through its troubles, I hold that a reasonable man has to behave as though he were sure of it. If at the end your cheerfulness is not justified, at any rate you will have been cheerful." - H.G. Wells
11/14/01      "Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training." - Anna Freud
11/15/01      "Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress." - Nicholas Murray Butler
11/16/01      "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage." - Lao Tzu
11/17/01      "When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us." - Helen Keller
11/18/01      "Perhaps this is our strange and haunting paradox here in America - that we are fixed and certain only when we are in movement." - Thomas Wolfe
11/19/01      "The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office." - Robert Frost
11/20/01      "Find a purpose in life so big it will challenge every capacity to be at your best." - David O. McKay
11/21/01      "Nothing happens by itself... it all will come your way, once you understand that you have to make it come your way, by your own exertions." - Ben Stein
11/22/01      "I thank you God for most this amazing day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes." - E. E. Cummings
11/23/01      "Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important." - George Eliot
11/24/01      "Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." - Albert Einstein
11/25/01      "We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing." - R. D. Laing
11/26/01      "Consideration for others is the basis of a good life, a good society." - Confucius
11/27/01      "The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt." - Bertrand Russell
11/28/01      "It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." - Albert Einstein
11/29/01      "He who controls the past commands the future. He who commands the future conquers the past." - George Orwell
11/30/01      "It is good to vary in order that you may frustrate the curious, especially those who envy you." - Baltasar Gracian

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