Archives - February 2004
February 1, 2004
The words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.
February 2, 2004
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
February 3, 2004
We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.
February 4, 2004
While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.
February 5, 2004
Natural ability without education has more often attained to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
February 6, 2004
Competence, like truth, beauty and contact lenses, is in the eye of the beholder.
February 7, 2004
Words have a longer life than deeds.
February 8, 2004
Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
February 9, 2004
Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.
February 10, 2004
The reading of all good books is indeed like a conversation with the noblest men of past centuries who were the authors of them, nay a carefully studied conversation, in which they reveal to us none but the best of their thoughts.
February 11, 2004
Rarely do great beauty and great virtue dwell together.
February 12, 2004
I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crises. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
February 13, 2004
If you have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don't hoard it. Don't dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke.
February 14, 2004
Love is missing someone whenever you're apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart.
February 15, 2004
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
February 16, 2004
All the President is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.
February 17, 2004
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape...
February 18, 2004
Repentance may begin instantly, but reformation often requires a sphere of years.
February 19, 2004
The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.
February 20, 2004
All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.
February 21, 2004
Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
February 22, 2004
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
February 23, 2004
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
February 24, 2004
History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning; its two eyes are geography and chronology.
February 25, 2004
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
February 26, 2004
Do not trust all men, but trust men of worth; the former course is silly, the latter a mark of prudence.
February 27, 2004
I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.
February 28, 2004
It's not the hours you put in your work that counts, it's the work you put in the hours.