Archives - July 2005
July 1, 2005
When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.
July 2, 2005
Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from.
July 3, 2005
America is much more than a geographical fact. It is a political and moral fact --- the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.
July 4, 2005
I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest.
July 5, 2005
If you understand, things are just as they are; if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
July 6, 2005
No laborer in the world is expected to work for room, board, and love --- except the housewife.
July 7, 2005
Be the change you want to see in the world.
July 8, 2005
Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.
July 9, 2005
Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.
July 10, 2005
My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence, and behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness.
July 11, 2005
Though all afflictions are evils in themselves, yet they are good for us, because they discover to us our disease and tend to our cure.
July 12, 2005
Children aren't happy without something to ignore, and that's what parents were created for.
July 13, 2005
The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.
July 14, 2005
A court is a place where what was confused before becomes more unsettled than ever.
July 15, 2005
We must rapidly begin the shift from a "thing-oriented" society to a "person-oriented" society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered.
July 16, 2005
You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes.
July 17, 2005
We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.
July 18, 2005
Bridge is a social but not a very sociable game --- that is, if you take it seriously, as most bridge players do.
July 19, 2005
Sleeplessness is a desert without vegetation or inhabitants.
July 20, 2005
The trouble with writing a book about yourself is that you can't fool around. If you write about someone else, you can stretch the truth from here to Finland. If you write about yourself the slightest deviation makes you realize instantly that there may be honor among thieves, but you are just a dirty liar.
July 21, 2005
All decent people live beyond their incomes; those who aren't respectable live beyond other people's; a few gifted individuals manage to do both.
July 22, 2005
There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.
July 23, 2005
The cheerful live longest in years, and afterwards in our regards. Cheerfulness is the off-shoot of goodness.
July 24, 2005
The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement.
July 25, 2005
He who would acquire fame must not show himself afraid of censure. The dread of censure is the death of genius.
July 26, 2005
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart... Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
July 27, 2005
There is danger when a man throws his tongue into high gear before he gets his brain a-going.
July 28, 2005
Keeping your clothes well pressed will keep you from looking hard pressed.
July 29, 2005
We don't make mistakes here, we just have happy accidents.
July 30, 2005
The discipline of the writer is to learn to be still and listen to what his subject has to tell him.
July 31, 2005
A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.