Archives - December 2005
December 1, 2005
A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.
December 2, 2005
Strong reasons make strong actions.
December 3, 2005
There's really no fun in being sensible all the time....
December 4, 2005
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
December 5, 2005
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
December 6, 2005
Bad temper is its own scourge. Few things are more bitter than to feel bitter. A man's venom poisons himself more than his victim.
December 7, 2005
The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past.
December 8, 2005
I have never thought of writing for reputation and honor. What I have in my heart must come out; that is the reason why I compose.
December 9, 2005
Understanding human needs is half the job of meeting them.
December 10, 2005
Early morning cheerfulness can be extremely obnoxious.
December 11, 2005
There is nothing worse then a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
December 12, 2005
I have plenty of common sense! I just choose to ignore it.
December 13, 2005
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
December 14, 2005
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.
December 15, 2005
Always be a little kinder than necessary.
December 16, 2005
I base my fashion taste on what doesn't itch.
December 17, 2005
Life is not what one lived, but rather what one remembers, and how it is remembered to tell the tale.
December 18, 2005
Tact is, after all, a kind of mind reading.
December 19, 2005
There's no fool like an old fool --- you can't beat experience.
December 20, 2005
To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.
December 21, 2005
Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.
December 22, 2005
I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colours. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns.
December 23, 2005
The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
December 24, 2005
The cold was our pride, the snow was our beauty. It fell and fell, lacing day and night together in a milky haze, making everything quieter as it fell, so that winter seemed to partake of religion in a way no other season did, hushed, solemn.
December 25, 2005
Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.
December 26, 2005
All change is a miracle to contemplate;
But it is a miracle which is taking place every second.
December 27, 2005
A pleasure is not full grown until it is remembered.
December 28, 2005
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
December 29, 2005
You must not think me necessarily foolish because I am facetious, nor will I consider you necessarily wise because you are grave.
December 30, 2005
Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots.
December 31, 2005
Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.