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Our life is what our thoughts make it.
- Marcus Aurelius
DATE THOUGHT OF THE DAY
"I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day."
- E. B. White
"The happy people are those who are producing something; the bored people are those who are consuming much and producing nothing."
- William Ralph Inge
"Industry is a better horse to ride than genius."
- Walter Lippmann
"If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, -- quieter, warmer."
- Dag Hammarskjold
"He who would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself."
- Thomas Paine
"The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes."
- Marcel Proust
"It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are."
- E.E. Cummings
"For of all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these: 'It might have been!' "
- John Greenleaf Whittier
"To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to
found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates,
a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust."
- Henry David Thoreau
"The goal of life
is to make your heartbeat
match the beat of the universe,
to match your nature with Nature."
- Joseph Campbell
"Beware the fury of the patient man."
- John Dryden
"The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is 'look under foot.' You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think. The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world." - John Burroughs
"Great men are they who see that spiritual is stronger than material force, that thoughts rule the world."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive - and part of the living, incarnate cosmos."
- D.H. Lawrence
"Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see. Stop running away and you will be found."
- Lao Tzu
"With willing hearts and skillful hands, the difficult we do at once; the impossible takes a bit longer."
- Author unknown
"There is nothing either bad or good, but thinking makes it so."
- William Shakespeare
"Be daring, be different, be impractical; be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. Routines have their purposes, but the merely routine is the hidden enemy of high art."
- Cecil Beaton
"It is easy to live for others. Everybody does. I call on you to live for yourselves."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."
- William Somerset Maugham
"Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things."
- T.S. Eliot
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."
- Theodore Roosevelt
"This only grant me, that my means may lie too low for envy, for contempt too high."
- Abraham Cowley
"Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped."
- African proverb
"To hold the same views at forty as we held at twenty is to have been stupefied for a score of years, and take rank, not as a prophet, but as an unteachable brat, well birched and none the wiser." - Robert Louis Stevenson
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal." - Hannah More
"A closed mind is like a closed book: just a block of wood." - Chinese Proverb
"When you reach the top, keep climbing." - Zen proverb
"I'd rather be a failure at something I enjoy than a success at something I hate." - George Burns
"Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man." - Martin Heidegger
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