Archives - February 2005
February 1, 2005
The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn.
February 2, 2005
Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.
February 3, 2005
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die, but long after we are gone be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistence.
February 4, 2005
Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.
February 5, 2005
If you don't learn to laugh at troubles, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old.
February 6, 2005
Cyberspace: A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation.
February 7, 2005
The world at large does not judge us by who we are and what we know; it judges us by what we have.
February 8, 2005
That's what learning is, after all: not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we've changed because of it, and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
February 9, 2005
If you want to be creative, stay in part a child, with the creativity and invention that characterizes children before they are deformed by adult society.
February 10, 2005
Taxation WITH representation ain't so hot either.
February 11, 2005
Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.
February 12, 2005
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
February 13, 2005
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
February 14, 2005
True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.
February 15, 2005
The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That's where we come in; we're computer professionals. We cause accidents.
February 16, 2005
The intellectual is constantly betrayed by his vanity. Godlike he blandly assumes that he can express everything in words; whereas the things one loves, lives, and dies for are not, in the last analysis completely expressible in words.
February 17, 2005
Exercise alone provides psychological and physical benefits. However, if you also adopt a strategy that engages your mind while you exercise, you can get a whole host of psychological benefits fairly quickly.
February 18, 2005
The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
February 19, 2005
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.
February 20, 2005
Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation as presents to the posterity of those who are yet unborn.
February 21, 2005
The presidency is now a cross between a popularity contest and a high school debate, with an encyclopedia of cliches the first prize.
February 22, 2005
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
February 23, 2005
Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility... in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have... is the ability to take on responsibility.
February 24, 2005
When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
February 25, 2005
You should examine yourself daily. If you find faults, you should correct them. When you find none, you should try even harder.
February 26, 2005
When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?"
February 27, 2005
There are countless ways of achieving greatness, but any road to achieving one's maximum potential must be built on a bedrock of respect for the individual, a commitment to excellence, and a rejection of mediocrity.
February 28, 2005
Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world's work, and the power to appreciate life.