Archives - January 2005
January 1, 2005
The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!
January 2, 2005
What an enormous magnifier is tradition! How a thing grows in the human memory and in the human imagination, when love, worship, and all that lies in the human heart, is there to encourage it.
January 3, 2005
Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing.
January 4, 2005
No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country.
January 5, 2005
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
January 6, 2005
The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.
January 7, 2005
Books may well be the only true magic.
January 8, 2005
One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything.
January 9, 2005
If some people didn't tell you, you'd never know they'd been away on a vacation.
January 10, 2005
No matter how rich you become, how famous or powerful, when you die the size of your funeral will still pretty much depend on the weather.
January 11, 2005
It is the little bits of things that fret and worry us; we can dodge an elephant, but we can't dodge a fly.
January 12, 2005
Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of taste.
January 13, 2005
A superstition is a premature explanation that overstays its time.
January 14, 2005
Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.
January 15, 2005
Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar.
January 16, 2005
Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.
January 17, 2005
The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.
January 18, 2005
The most original authors are not so because they advance what is new, but because they put what they have to say as if it had never been said before.
January 19, 2005
Never let your zeal outrun your charity. The former is but human, the latter is divine.
January 20, 2005
It is with words as with sunbeams --- the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
January 21, 2005
I wish I could stand on a busy street corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.
January 22, 2005
It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
January 23, 2005
Fish is the only food that is considered spoiled once it smells like what it is.
January 24, 2005
Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth *and* fresher breath.
January 25, 2005
Formerly, when religion was strong and science weak, men mistook magic for medicine; now, when science is strong and religion weak, men mistake medicine for magic.
January 26, 2005
While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die --- whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness.
January 27, 2005
A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner, so if one's life is cold and bare he can blame none but himself.
January 28, 2005
Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee.
January 29, 2005
Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to.
January 30, 2005
The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
January 31, 2005
Cynicism is not realistic and tough. It's unrealistic and kind of cowardly because it means you don't have to try.