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

SEPTEMBER 2005


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DATETHOUGHT OF THE DAY
9/01/05      "In the animal kingdom, the rule is, eat or be eaten; in the human kingdom, define or be defined." - Thomas Szasz
9/02/05      "I had grown tired of standing in the lean and lonely front line facing the greatest enemy that ever confronted man - public opinion." - Clarence Seward Darrow
9/03/05      "Joy can be real only if people look on their life as a service, and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness." - Leo Tolstoy
9/04/05      "There is a Law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish." - Alfred Adler
9/05/05      "We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn." - Peter F. Drucker
9/06/05      "Perseverance and spirit have done wonders in all ages." - George Washington
9/07/05      "A stiff apology is a second insult.... The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt." - G.K. Chesterton
9/08/05      "Always aim for achievement, and forget about success." - Helen Hayes
9/09/05      "Tact in audacity consists in knowing how far we may go too far." - Jean Cocteau
9/10/05      "Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself." - John Dewey
9/11/05      "To create something you must be something." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
9/12/05      "The vocation of every man and woman is to serve other people." - Leo Tolstoy
9/13/05      "Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know." - William Saroyan
9/14/05      "Readers may be divided into four classes: 1. Sponges, who absorb all that they read and return it in nearly the same state, only a little dirtied. 2. Sand-glasses, who retain nothing and are content to get through a book for the sake of getting through the time. 3. Strain-bags, who retain merely the dregs of what they read. 4. Mogul diamonds, equally rare and valuable, who profit by what they read, and enable others to profit by it also." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
9/15/05      "What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love." - Feodor Dostoyevsky
9/16/05      "Men are afraid to rock the boat in which they hope to drift safely through life’s currents, when, actually, the boat is stuck on a sandbar. They would be better off to rock the boat and try to shake it loose, or, better still, jump in the water and swim for the shore." - Thomas Szasz
9/17/05      "A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested; on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention." - Aldous Huxley
9/18/05      "Fear less, hope more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours." - Swedish proverb
9/19/05      "It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which more than anything else will affect its successful outcome." - William James
9/20/05      "Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
9/21/05      "Never let yesterday use up too much of today." - Will Roger
9/22/05      "Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life." - Brigham Young
9/23/05      "Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one’s self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily; and why older persons, especially if vain or important, cannot learn at all." - Thomas Szasz
9/24/05      "He who fights against monsters should see to it that he does not become a monster in the process. And when you stare persistently into an abyss, the abyss also stares into you." - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
9/25/05      "I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample underfoot." - Horace Greeley
9/26/05      "Our dangers, as it seems to me, are not from the outrageous but from the conforming; not from those who rarely and under the lurid glare of obloquy upset our moral complaisance, or shock us with unaccustomed conduct, but from those, the mass of us, who take their virtues and their tastes, like their shirts and their furniture, from the limited patterns which the market offers." - Learned Hand
9/27/05      "This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man." - William Shakespeare
9/28/05      "The compulsion to take ourselves seriously is in inverse proportion to our creative capacity. When the creative flow dries up, all we have left is our importance." - Eric Hoffer
9/29/05      "Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly often attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults." - Thomas Szasz
9/30/05      "The best way to predict the future is to invent it." - Alan Kay
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