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

OCTOBER 2003


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
10/01/02      "Joy can be real only if people look upon their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their own personal happiness." - Leo Tolstoy
10/02/03      "Keep thy hook always baited, for a fish lurks ever in the most unlikely swim." - Ovid
10/03/03      "Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes." - Benjamin Disraeli
10/04/03      "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved." - Helen Keller
10/05/03      "The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working. Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, and Mozart settled down day after day to the job in hand. They didn't waste time waiting for inspiration." - Ernest Newman
10/06/03      "Everything is complicated; if that were not so, life and poetry and everything else would be a bore." - Wallace Stevens
10/07/03      "No legacy is so rich as honesty." - William Shakespeare
10/08/03      "Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form." - André Maurois
10/09/03      "Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it." - Alfred Hitchcock
10/10/03      "If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once a week." - Charles Darwin
10/11/03      "Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses." - George Washington Carver
10/12/03      "We turn, not older with years, but newer every day." - Emily Dickinson
10/13/03      "No man can be called friendless when he has God and the companionship of good books." - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
10/14/03      "Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it." - Woodrow Wilson
10/15/03      "The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself." - Lao Tzu
10/16/03      "A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain." - Robert Frost
10/17/03      "The greatest human quest is to know what one must do in order to become a human being." - Immanuel Kant
10/18/03      "What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves?" - Thomas Merton
10/19/03      "Fear not for the future, weep not for the past." - Percy Bysshe Shelley
10/20/03      "A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong." - Thomas Szasz
10/21/03      "You can gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt
10/22/03      "I hold it true, whate’er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; ’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." - Alfred Tennyson
10/23/03      "We should often be ashamed of our finest actions if the world understood all the motives behind them." - Francois Duc Ee La Rochefoucauld
10/24/03      "Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together." - Vincent Van Gogh
10/25/03      "The world we have created is a product of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking." - Albert Einstein
10/26/03      "To see the world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wildflower hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour."- William Blake
10/27/03      "People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them."- George Bernard Shaw
10/28/03      "The wind cannot shake a mountain. Neither praise nor blame moves a wise man." - Buddha
10/29/03      "People change and forget to tell each other." - Lillian Hellman
10/30/03      "Nothing is so galling to a people, not broken in from the birth, as a paternal or, in other words, a meddling government, a government which tells them what to read and say and eat and drink and wear." - Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay
10/31/03      "Television was supposed to be a national park. [Instead] it has become a money machine…. It’s a commodity now, just like pork bellies." - Fred W Friendly
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