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Archives - February 2005

February 1, 2005

The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn.

– David Russell

February 2, 2005

Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.

– John MacNaughton

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.

– Daniel Hudson Burnham

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.

– Edward W. Howe

February 6, 2005

Cyberspace: A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation.

– William Gibson

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.

– Joyce Brothers

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.

– Richard Bach

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.

– Jean Piaget

February 10, 2005

Taxation WITH representation ain't so hot either.

– Gerald Barzan

February 11, 2005

Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.

– William A. Ward

February 12, 2005

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

– Abraham Lincoln

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.

– Leo Buscaglia

February 14, 2005

True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.

– Erich Segal

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.

– Nathaniel Borenstein

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.

– Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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.

– James Rippe, M.D.

February 18, 2005

The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.

– Jean Giraudoux, THE ENCHANTED, 1933

February 19, 2005

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theatre.

– Gail Godwin

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.

– Joseph Addison

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.

– Saul Bellow

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.

– George Washington

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.

– Michael Korda

February 24, 2005

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.

– P. J. O'Rourke

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.

– Israel Zangwill, CHILDREN OF THE GHETTO [Book II, Chapter 16]

February 26, 2005

When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?"

– Sydney Harris

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.

– Buck Rodgers

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.

– Brigham Young