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

NOVEMBER 2004


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
11/01/04    "The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it; but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it." - Germaine De Stael
11/02/04    "Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." - John Quincy Adams
11/03/04    "Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time." - E.B. White
11/04/04    "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." - Philip K. Dick
11/05/04    "An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup." - H. L. Mencken
11/06/04    "A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible." - Thomas Hardy
11/07/04    "By words the mind is winged." - Aristophanes
11/08/04    "Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter. This is what makes the trade of historian so attractive." - William Ralph Inge
11/09/04    "Those who know how to win are much more numerous than those who know how to make proper use of their victories." - Polybius
11/10/04    "They defend their errors as if they were defending their inheritance." - Edmund Burke
11/11/04    "Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." - Gilbert Keith Chesterton
11/12/04    "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell
11/13/04    "During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think." - Bernard Baruch
11/14/04    "Neutrality is at times a graver sin than belligerence." - Louis D. Brandeis
11/15/04    "Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil." - Albert Camus
11/16/04    "Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman." - Louis D. Brandeis
11/17/04    "Freedom of the press is not an end in itself but a means to the end of [achieving] a free society." - Felix Frankfurter
11/18/04    "To cease smoking is the easiest thing I ever did; I ought to know because I have done it a thousand times." - Mark Twain
11/19/04    "Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again." - Andre Gide
11/20/04    "Man is by nature a political animal." - Aristotle
11/21/04    Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box." - Italian proverb
11/22/04    "There are books in which the footnotes or comments scrawled by some reader's hand in the margin are more interesting than the text. The world is one of these books." - George Santayana
11/23/04    "Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause." - Victor Hugo
11/24/04    "In youth we feel richer for every new illusion; in maturer years, for every one we lose." - Anne Sophie Swetchine
11/25/04    "To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude means to take nothing for granted, but to always seek out and value the kind that will stand behind the action. Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course. Everything originates in a will for the good, which is directed at you. Train yourself never to put off the word or action for the expression of gratitude." - Albert Schweitzer
11/26/04    "Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow" - Edward Sandford Martin
11/27/04    "Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together." - Vincent Van Gogh
11/28/04    "We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice - that is, until we have stopped saying 'It got lost,' and say, 'I lost it.' " - Sydney J. Harris
11/29/04    "There are no persons capable of stooping so low as those who desire to rise in the world." - Marguerite Guardiner
11/30/04    "... the great thing to learn about life is, first, not to do what you don't want to do, and, second, to do what you do want to do." - Margaret Anderson
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