Archives - December 2006
December 1, 2006
Love is an attempt at penetrating another being, but it can only succeed if the surrender is mutual.
December 2, 2006
We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read.
December 3, 2006
A loud voice cannot compete with a clear voice, even if it's a whisper.
December 4, 2006
There is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you're so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.
December 5, 2006
A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.
December 6, 2006
The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions.
December 7, 2006
Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.
December 8, 2006
Whenever evil befalls us, we ought to ask ourselves, after the first suffering, how we can turn it into good. So shall we take occasion, from one bitter root, to raise perhaps many flowers.
December 9, 2006
It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop.
December 10, 2006
What a blessing it would be if we could open and shut our ears as easily as we open and shut our eyes!
December 11, 2006
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
December 12, 2006
What I dream of is an art of balance.
December 13, 2006
There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.
December 14, 2006
I've never had a humble opinion. If you've got an opinion, why be humble about it?
December 15, 2006
It is foolish to wish for beauty. Sensible people never either desire it for themselves or care about it in others. If the mind be but well cultivated, and the heart well disposed, no one ever cares for the exterior.
December 16, 2006
Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood...Make big plans, aim high in hope and work.
December 17, 2006
To yackety-yak about the past is for me time lost. Every morning I wake up saying, 'I'm still alive --- a miracle.' And so I keep on pushing.
December 18, 2006
There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.
December 19, 2006
Oh, never mind the fashion. When one has a style of one's own, it is always twenty times better.
December 20, 2006
The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.
December 21, 2006
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
December 22, 2006
Spring, summer, and fall fill us with hope; winter alone reminds us of the human condition.
December 23, 2006
I call architecture frozen music.
December 24, 2006
Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.
December 25, 2006
One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don't clean it up too quickly.
December 26, 2006
The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values.
December 27, 2006
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
December 28, 2006
To live happily is an inward power of the soul.
December 29, 2006
If what Proust says is true, that happiness is the absence of fever, then I will never know happiness. For I am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation.
December 30, 2006
We can be sure that the greatest hope for maintaining equilibrium in the face of any situation rests within ourselves.
December 31, 2006
For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.