Archives - November 2004
November 1, 2004
It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.
November 2, 2004
To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.
November 3, 2004
There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.
November 4, 2004
An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.
November 5, 2004
Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter.
November 6, 2004
Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
November 7, 2004
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
November 8, 2004
Those who know how to win are much more numerous than those who know how to make proper use of their victories.
November 9, 2004
The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.
November 10, 2004
The saying "Getting there is half the fun" became obsolete with the advent of commercial airlines.
November 11, 2004
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
November 12, 2004
A superstition is a premature explanation that overstays its time.
November 13, 2004
The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity.
November 14, 2004
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
November 15, 2004
The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealised past.
November 16, 2004
If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
November 17, 2004
Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
November 18, 2004
Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still.
November 19, 2004
I don't mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don't understand.
November 20, 2004
The secret of a good memory is attention, and attention to a subject depends upon our interest in it. We rarely forget that which has made a deep impression on our minds.
November 21, 2004
We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?
November 22, 2004
Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain.
November 23, 2004
The wise are instructed by reason; ordinary minds by experience; the stupid, by necessity; and brutes by instinct.
November 24, 2004
Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.
November 25, 2004
Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.
November 26, 2004
You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces --- just good food from fresh ingredients.
November 27, 2004
The computing field is always in need of new cliches.
November 28, 2004
Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.
November 29, 2004
Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
November 30, 2004
A good home must be made, not bought.