Archives - July 2003
July 1, 2003
Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought --- particularly for people who cannot remember where they left things.
July 2, 2003
The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers.
July 3, 2003
A thoughtful mind, when it sees a Nation's flag, sees not the flag only, but the Nation itself; and whatever may be its symbols, its insignia, he reads chiefly in the flag the Government, the principles, the truths, the history which belongs to the Nation that sets it forth.
July 4, 2003
Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.
July 5, 2003
Level with your child by being honest. Nobody spots a phony quicker than a child.
July 6, 2003
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
July 7, 2003
Grief is the agony of an instant, the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.
July 8, 2003
There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
July 9, 2003
Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body.
July 10, 2003
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
July 11, 2003
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
July 12, 2003
The greatest friend of Truth is time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion Humility.
July 13, 2003
Live neither in the past nor in the future, but let each day's work absorb your entire energies, and satisfy your widest ambition.
July 14, 2003
People always call it luck when you've acted more sensibly than they have.
July 15, 2003
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
July 16, 2003
Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.
July 17, 2003
Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.
July 18, 2003
The story of a love is not important --- what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
July 19, 2003
Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.
July 20, 2003
Beauty as we feel it is something indescribable; what it is or what it means can never be said.
July 21, 2003
One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests.
July 22, 2003
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
July 23, 2003
Always be nice to people on the way up; because you'll meet the same people on the way down.
July 24, 2003
There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost.
July 25, 2003
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
July 26, 2003
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
July 27, 2003
In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest.
July 28, 2003
You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.
July 29, 2003
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
July 30, 2003
There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.
July 31, 2003
Every human being on this earth is born with a tragedy, and it isn't original sin. He's born with the tragedy that he has to grow up. That he has to leave the nest, the security, and go out to do battle. He has to lose everything that is lovely and fight for a new loveliness of his own making, and it's a tragedy. A lot of people don't have the courage to do it.