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"Our life is what our thoughts make it."
- Marcus Aurelius


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11/01/05      "The power to command frequently causes failure to think." - Barbara Tuchman
11/02/05      "Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed." - Benjamin Franklin
11/03/05      "Much unhappiness has come into this world because of things left unsaid." - Fyodor Dostoevsky
11/04/05      "Your very silence shows you agree." - Euripides
11/05/05      "Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know." - Ernest Hemingway
11/06/05      "It is universally admitted that a well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people." - James Madison
11/07/05      "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." - George Bernard Shaw
11/08/05      "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
11/09/05      "What is politics but persuading the public to vote for this and support that and endure these for the promise of those?" - Gilbert Highet
11/10/05      "Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo." - H. G. Wells
11/11/05      "How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world." - William Shakespeare
11/12/05      "Speak properly, and in as few words as you can, but always plainly; for the end of speech is not ostentation, but to be understood." - William Penn
11/13/05      "The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement." - John Stuart Mill
11/14/05      "You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it." - Albert Camus
11/15/05      "To be seventy years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old." - Oliver Wendell Holmes
11/16/05      "The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence; not in silence, but restraint." - Marianne Moore
11/17/05      "Nothing endures but personal qualities." - Walt Whitman
11/18/05      "Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide." - Cicero
11/19/05      "I am not in this world to live up to other people's expectations, nor do I feel that the world must live up to mine." - Frederick Perls
11/20/05      "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." - Anne Frank
11/21/05      "Television news is like a lightning flash. It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it, leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone." - Hodding Carter
11/22/05      "Perhaps our national ambition to standardize ourselves has behind it the notion that democracy means standardization. But standardization is the surest way to destroy the initiative, to benumb the creative impulse above all else essential to the vitality and growth of democratic ideals." - Ida M. Tarbell
11/23/05      "Technology ... the knack of so arranging the world that we donít have to experience it." - Max Frisch
11/24/05      "How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child's personality. A child is resentful, negative - or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people." - Sir John Templeton
11/25/05      "The trick is to combine your waking rational abilities with the infinite possibilities of your dreams. Because, if you can do that, you can do anything." - Richard Linklater
11/26/05      "I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out." - Arthur Hays Sulzberger
11/27/05      "Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark." - Samuel Johnson
11/28/05      "A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend." - Charles Caleb Colton
11/29/05      "One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar." - Helen Keller
11/30/05      "Every person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world." - Arthur Schopenhauer

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