Archives - June 2004
June 1, 2004
The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone here and there who thinks and feels with us, and though distant, is close to us in spirit --- this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.
June 2, 2004
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
June 3, 2004
My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.
June 4, 2004
A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason.
June 5, 2004
Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.
June 6, 2004
Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples.
June 7, 2004
Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
June 8, 2004
Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
June 9, 2004
Seeing a murder on television can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some.
June 10, 2004
I told my wife that a husband is like a fine wine; he gets better with age. The next day, she locked me in the cellar.
June 11, 2004
The more faithfully you listen to the voices within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside.
June 12, 2004
The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you're off it.
June 13, 2004
A great architect is not made by way of a brain nearly so much as he is made by way of a cultivated, enriched heart.
June 14, 2004
It's never too late to have a happy childhood.
June 15, 2004
Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers.
June 16, 2004
Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.
June 17, 2004
The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.
June 18, 2004
A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
June 19, 2004
I like nonsense -- it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope...and that enables you to laugh at all of life's realities.
June 20, 2004
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
June 21, 2004
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.
June 22, 2004
Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.
June 23, 2004
There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
June 24, 2004
Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
June 25, 2004
People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way.
June 26, 2004
Do not trust your memory; it is a net full of holes; the most beautiful prizes slip through it.
June 27, 2004
Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy.
June 28, 2004
There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language.
June 29, 2004
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
June 30, 2004
A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done.