Archives - June 2002
June 1, 2002
Lord! When you sell a man a book you don't sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue --- you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night --- there's all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.
June 2, 2002
If a man will begin in certainties he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin in doubts he shall end in certainties.
June 3, 2002
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?
June 4, 2002
An Eye for an Eye just makes the whole World blind.
June 5, 2002
A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.
June 6, 2002
Life is a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved.
June 7, 2002
It's never the end of the world. It's already tomorrow in Australia.
June 8, 2002
To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations --- such is a pleasure beyond compare.
June 9, 2002
A rich child often sits in a poor mother's lap.
June 10, 2002
We should read to give our souls a chance to luxuriate.
June 11, 2002
The world is a stage, and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
June 12, 2002
We all need to learn a lesson from crayons. Some are sharp, some have weird names, and they are all kinds of colors. But in the end, they all have to learn to live in the same box.
June 13, 2002
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
June 14, 2002
Fatherhood is pretending the present you love the most is soap-on-a-rope.
June 15, 2002
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!
June 16, 2002
Be kind to thy father, for when thou wert young, who loved thee so fondly as he? He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue, and joined in thy innocent glee.
June 17, 2002
Happiness sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.
June 18, 2002
The world is a great book, he who never stirs from home, reads only a page.
June 19, 2002
Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don
June 20, 2002
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
June 21, 2002
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, they make them.
June 22, 2002
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
June 23, 2002
The question is not "To be or not to be," it is what we should be until we are not.
June 24, 2002
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
June 25, 2002
We turn not older with years, but newer every day.
June 26, 2002
Bore: a person who talks when you wish him to listen.
June 27, 2002
Practice does not make perfect, practice makes permanent, only perfect practice makes perfect.
June 28, 2002
How glorious it is --- and also how painful --- to be an exception.
June 29, 2002
I am not confused, I'm just well mixed.
June 30, 2002
Every man's memory is his private literature.