Archives - October 2004
October 1, 2004
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
October 2, 2004
The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.
October 3, 2004
A professional is a person who can do his best at a time when he doesn't particularly feel like it.
October 4, 2004
Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
October 5, 2004
A friend is a gift you give yourself.
October 6, 2004
The elevator to success is out of order. You'll have to use the stairs...one step at a time.
October 7, 2004
It's being here now that's important. There's no past and there's no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can't relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don't know if there is one.
October 8, 2004
The young always have the same problem --- how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.
October 9, 2004
It is not necessary for all men to be great in action. The greatest and sublimest power is simple patience.
October 10, 2004
Don't be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.
October 11, 2004
The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.
October 12, 2004
You don't stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing.
October 13, 2004
All the taxes paid over a lifetime by the average American are spent by the government in less than a second.
October 14, 2004
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
October 15, 2004
We can forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
October 16, 2004
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
October 17, 2004
If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner.
October 18, 2004
If you achieve success, you will get applause, and if you get applause, you will hear it. My advice to you concerning applause is this; enjoy it but never quite believe it.
October 19, 2004
Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now.
October 20, 2004
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
October 21, 2004
Life's a tough proposition, and the first hundred years are the hardest.
October 22, 2004
There are seven sins in the world: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice and politics without principle.
October 23, 2004
Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.
October 24, 2004
The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.
October 25, 2004
The thinker dies, but his thoughts are beyond the reach of destruction. Men are mortal, but ideas are immortal.
October 26, 2004
It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.
October 27, 2004
In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.
October 28, 2004
If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
October 29, 2004
When everyone is against you, it means that you are absolutely wrong --- or absolutely right.
October 30, 2004
The world is divided into two kinds of people, those who spend a great deal of time saving money, and those who spend a great deal of money saving time.
October 31, 2004
A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween.