Archives - February 2003
February 1, 2003
The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
February 2, 2003
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight…The truly wise person is colorblind.
February 3, 2003
Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.
February 4, 2003
It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.
February 5, 2003
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
February 6, 2003
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.
February 7, 2003
Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.
February 8, 2003
Restlessness is discontent - and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
February 9, 2003
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
February 10, 2003
The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true.
February 11, 2003
You can never give complete authority and overall power to anyone until trust can be proven.
February 12, 2003
My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.
February 13, 2003
It is indeed ironic that we spend our school days yearning to graduate and our remaining days waxing nostalgic about our school days.
February 14, 2003
I would like to have engraved inside every wedding band Be kind to one another. This is the Golden Rule of marriage and the secret of making love last through the years.
February 15, 2003
Language is the soul of intellect, and reading is the essential process by which that intellect is cultivated beyond the commonplace experiences of everyday life.
February 16, 2003
People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
February 17, 2003
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
February 18, 2003
When you say Yes, say it quickly. But always take a half hour to say No, so you can understand the other fellow's side.
February 19, 2003
The toughest thing about being a success is that you've got to keep on being a success.
February 20, 2003
The purpose of life is living. Men and women should get the most they can out of their lives. The smallest, the tiniest intellect may be quite as valuable to itself; it may have all the capacity for enjoyment that the wisest has.
February 21, 2003
Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
February 22, 2003
Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad quality.
February 23, 2003
Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.
February 24, 2003
In every conceivable manner, the family is the link to our past, bridge to our future.
February 25, 2003
The biggest seller is cookbooks and the second is diet books - how not to eat what you've just learned now to cook.
February 26, 2003
A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist.
February 27, 2003
Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
February 28, 2003
Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.