Archives - May 2005
May 1, 2005
Repentance is not so much remorse for what we have done as the fear of the consequences.
May 2, 2005
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
May 3, 2005
I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant.
May 4, 2005
If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it.
May 5, 2005
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.
May 6, 2005
People may or may not say what they mean ... but they always say something designed to get what they want.
May 7, 2005
Radio news is bearable. This is due to the fact that while the news is being broadcast the disc jockey is not allowed to talk.
May 8, 2005
A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
May 9, 2005
Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac.
May 10, 2005
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
May 11, 2005
We think caged birds sing, when indeed they cry.
May 12, 2005
Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.
May 13, 2005
Nothing can so alienate a voter from the political system as backing a winning candidate.
May 14, 2005
Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.
May 15, 2005
I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
May 16, 2005
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
May 17, 2005
Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.
May 18, 2005
Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions.
May 19, 2005
Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.
May 20, 2005
No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.
May 21, 2005
It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block.
May 22, 2005
Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese.
May 23, 2005
Generations to come will find it difficult to believe that a man such as Gandhi ever walked the face of this earth.
May 24, 2005
I think I've discovered the secret of life --- you just hang around until you get used to it.
May 25, 2005
We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings.
May 26, 2005
Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.
May 27, 2005
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
May 28, 2005
The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.
May 29, 2005
Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.
May 30, 2005
Decoration Day is the most beautiful of our national holidays.... The grim cannon have turned into palm branches, and the shell and shrapnel into peach blossoms.
May 31, 2005
Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.