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THOUGHT-OF-THE-DAY ARCHIVES
OCTOBER 2000

DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
10/01/00      "Time ripens all things. No man's born wise." - Cervantes
10/02/00      "Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have retained of them." - Marcel Proust
10/03/00      "To live is so startling it leaves time for little else." - Emily Dickinson
10/04/00      "Longevity conquers scandal every time." - Shelby Foote
10/05/00      "One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us." - Michael Cibenko
10/06/00      "If I have been able to see farther than others, it was because I stood on the shoulders of giants." - Isaac Newton
10/07/00      "The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet." - James Oppenheim
10/08/00      "Slight not what's near through aiming at what's far." - Euripides
10/09/00      "There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness." - Josh Billings
10/10/00      "Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge." - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
10/11/00      "Every sentence that I utter must be understood not as an affirmation, but as a question." - Niels Bohr
10/12/00      "Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it." - Confucius
10/13/00      "Reality provides us with facts so romantic that imagination itself could add nothing to them" - Jules Verne
10/14/00      "To pardon those absurdities in ourselves which we cannot suffer in others, is neither better nor worse than to be more willing to be fools ourselves than to have others so." - Alexander Pope
10/15/00      "Life is full of infinite absurdities, which, strangely enough, do not even need to appear plausible, because they are true." - Luigi Pirandello
10/16/00      "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." - Will Rogers
10/17/00      "No man is quite sane. Each has a vein of folly in his composition--a slight determination of blood to the head, to make sure of holding him hard to some one point which he has taken to heart." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
10/18/00      "They are able because they think they are able." - Virgil
10/19/00      "A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something." - Wilson Mizner
10/20/00      "Not because of an extraordinary talent did he succeed, but because he had a capacity of a level for business and not above it." - Tacitus
10/21/00      "To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life." - Baruch Spinoza
10/22/00      "To think we are able is almost to be so; to determine upon attainment is frequently attainment itself; earnest resolution has often seemed to have about it almost a savor of omnipotence." - Samuel Smiles
10/23/00      "A man's ability cannot possibly be of one sort and his soul of another. If his soul be well-ordered, serious and restrained, his ability also is sound and sober. Conversely, when the one degenerates, the other is contaminated." - Seneca
10/24/00      "It is always pleasant to be urged to do something on the ground that one can do it well." - George Santayana
10/25/00      "Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work." - John G. Pollard
10/26/00      "Abilities wither under faultfinding, blossom under encouragement." - Donald A. Laird
10/27/00      "A man with ability and the desire to accomplish something can do anything." - Donald Kircher
10/28/00      "Skill and confidence are an unconquered army." - George Herbert
10/29/00      "If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
10/30/00      "A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner. " - English Proverb
10/31/00      "What I need is someone who will make me do what I can." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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