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Archives - March 2005

March 1, 2005

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others, at whatever cost.

– Arthur Ashe

March 2, 2005

Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.

– Rabindranath Tagore, FIREFLIES, 1928

March 3, 2005

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.

– Napoleon

March 4, 2005

Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

– William Shakespeare

March 5, 2005

Finance is the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears.

– Robert W. Sarnoff

March 6, 2005

A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold.

– Henry Miller, THE BOOKS IN MY LIFE, 1969

March 7, 2005

I have witnessed the softening of the hardest of hearts by a simple smile.

– Goldie Hawn

March 8, 2005

When Solomon said there was a time and a place for everything he had not encountered the problem of parking his automobile.

– Bob Edwards

March 9, 2005

A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.

– Ogden Nash

March 10, 2005

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.

– Truman Capote

March 11, 2005

90% of the people in the stock market, professionals and amateurs alike, simply haven't done enough homework.

– William J. O'Neil

March 12, 2005

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

– Carl Sagan

March 13, 2005

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.


March 14, 2005

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

– Albert Einstein

March 15, 2005

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

– Frank Herbert, DUNE, "Litany Against Fear," 1965

March 16, 2005

I'd rather work with someone who's good at their job but doesn't like me, than someone who likes me but is a ninny.

– Sam Donaldson

March 17, 2005

Maybe it's bred in the bone, but the sound of pipes is a little bit of heaven to some of us.

– Nancy O'Keefe

March 18, 2005

Ever notice that people never say "It's only a game" when they're winning?

– Ivern Ball

March 19, 2005

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.

– G. K. Chesterton

March 20, 2005

Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.

– W. Earl Hall

March 21, 2005

There will be a time when loud-mouthed, incompetent people seem to be getting the best of you. When that happens, you only have to be patient and wait for them to self destruct. It never fails.

– Richard Rybolt

March 22, 2005

Fear is the tax that conscience pays to guilt.

– George Sewell

March 23, 2005

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.

– Theodore Rubin

March 24, 2005

Failure is not reaching your goal, but in having no goal to reach.

– Benjamin Mays

March 25, 2005

Hard work never killed anybody, but why take a chance?

– Edgar Bergen (Charlie McCarthy)

March 26, 2005

A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.

– Washington Irving

March 27, 2005

Easter tells us that life is to be interpreted not simply in terms of things but in terms of ideals.

– Charles M. Crowe

March 28, 2005

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.

– Pablo Picasso

March 29, 2005

The cost of living is going up and the chance of living is going down.

– Flip Wilson

March 30, 2005

Channeling is just bad ventriloquism. You use another voice, but people can see your lips moving.

– Penn Jillette

March 31, 2005

Show me someone without an ego, and I'll show you a loser.

– Donald Trump, TRUMP: HOW TO GET RICH