Growing wiser on the wisdom (or stupidity) of others
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Wednesday, July 28, 2004

"It's exciting. In some ways I'm better at this than acting. I mean, not that I think I'm bad at acting but I love this." -- Ben Affleck, quoted in The Washington Post, during a breakfast appearance with the Missouri delegation at the Democratic National Convention, via Yahoo! News - Notable Quotes

"The quality of your attention determines the quality of other people's thinking." -- Nancy Kline

Monday, July 19, 2004

"Real courage is a bold adventure in walking forward without looking back. With courage you welcome each new experience as an opportunity to exercise your positive energy in a productive, purposeful direction. You are not afraid of what you do not know; you become eager to learn it. You do not hesitate to extend your efforts into unfamiliar areas because unfamiliar does not mean unfriendly. Real courage is an exercise in facing the truth and allowing it to change your life for the better even when that requires loosening the shackles of habit and responding to old situations in new ways." -- Renee Okon

Thanks to Karen for passing on the quotation!

"Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." -- Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865, sixteenth president of the United States

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." -- Anaïs Nin

"And so the seasons went rolling on into summer, as one rambles into higher and higher grass." — Henry David Thoreau

"Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it." — Russell Baker

"Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world." — Ada Louise Huxtable

"Summer’s lease hath all too short a date." — William Shakespeare

"Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." — Henry James

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Monday, July 12, 2004

"Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech." -- Martin Farquhar Tupper, via HowStuffWorks - Learn how Everything Works! Quote of the Day - Obligatory Quotes Page

Sunday, July 11, 2004

"The joy of life consists in the exercise of one’s energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience." — Aleister Crowley

"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

"Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment." — George Santayana

"Happiness does not notice the passing of time." — Chinese proverb

"Joy is prayer—Joy is strength—Joy is love—Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls." — Mother Teresa

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

"We have the forces. We have the judicial system, and he is going to go to court. It's going to be a just trial, unlike the trials that he gave to the Iraqi people." -- Iyad Allawi, Iraq's interim prime minister, on taking custody of Saddam Hussein, via New York Times

Thanks to ME AND OPHELIA for the quotation!

Monday, July 05, 2004

"One sharp stern struggle and the slaves of centuries are free." — (Thomas) Gerald Massey

"It is my living sentiment, and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentiment, — Independence now and Independence forever." — Daniel Webster

"We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honour." — Thomas Jefferson

"We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately." — Benjamin Franklin

Saturday, July 03, 2004

"The most wonderful thing in life is to be delirious and the most wonderful kind of delirium is being in love." -- Yevgeny Zamyatin

Friday, July 02, 2004

"A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible." — Thomas Hardy

"Resolve to be thyself; and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery." — Matthew Arnold

"It is always my choice: to change what I cannot tolerate, or tolerate what I cannot—or will not—change." — Melinda M. Marshall

"We must resolve to govern ourselves; we must seek diversity of interests; . . . and try to balance work for the body and work for the mind." — Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

"If you falter, and give up, you will lose the power of keeping any resolution, and will regret it all your life." — Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, July 01, 2004

"A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again." — Enid Bagnold

"My father was a statesman, I'm a political woman. My father was a saint. I'm not." — Indira Gandhi

"We must return optimism to our parenting. To focus on the joys, not the hassles; the love, not the disappointments; the common sense, not the complexities." — Fred G. Gosman

"A father who will pursue infant care tasks with ease and proficiency is simply a father who has never been led to believe he couldn't." — Michael K. Meyerhoff

"Whenever I try to recall that long-ago first day at school only one memory shines through: my father held my hand." — Marcelene Cox