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Archives - February 2007

February 1, 2007

Tears are the natural penalties of pleasure. It is a law that we should pay for all that we enjoy.

– William Gilmore Simms

February 2, 2007

Bad weather always looks worse through a window.

– Tom Lehrer

February 3, 2007

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.

– Terry Pratchett

February 4, 2007

I have come to believe that giving and receiving are really the same. Giving and receiving --- not giving and taking.

– Joyce Grenfell

February 5, 2007

Truth is eternal, knowledge is changeable. It is disastrous to confuse them.

– Madeleine L'Engle, AN ACCEPTABLE TIME

February 6, 2007

Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. So aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.

– Henry David Thoreau

February 7, 2007

Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.

– Sean O'Casey

February 8, 2007

Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.

– Blaise Pascal

February 9, 2007

All great achievements require time.

– Maya Angelou

February 10, 2007

Express a mean opinion of yourself occasionally; it will show your friends that you know how to tell the truth.

– Edgar Watson Howe

February 11, 2007

People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend.

– Walter Savage Landor

February 12, 2007

Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

– Abraham Lincoln

February 13, 2007

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.

– Mark Twain

February 14, 2007

Love is not finding someone to live with; it's finding someone you can't live without.

– Rafael Ortiz

February 15, 2007

No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you'll see why.

– Mignon McLaughlin

February 16, 2007

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.

– Michelangelo Buonarroti

February 17, 2007

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.

– C. S. Lewis

February 18, 2007

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.

– Anna Freud

February 19, 2007

George Washington is the only president who didn't blame the previous administration for his troubles.

– Author Unknown

February 20, 2007

Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.

– Helen Keller

February 21, 2007

When I read great literature, great drama, speeches, or sermons, I feel that the human mind has not achieved anything greater than the ability to share feelings and thoughts through language.


February 22, 2007

We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.

– George Washington

February 23, 2007

If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time.

– Edith Wharton

February 24, 2007

Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man's original virtue. It is through disobedience and rebellion that progress has been made.

– Oscar Wilde, "The Soul of Man Under Socialism"

February 25, 2007

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?

– Rose Kennedy

February 26, 2007

Time flies. It's up to you to be the navigator.

– Robert Orben

February 27, 2007

It is amazing how complete is the delusion that beauty is goodness.

– Count Leo Tolstoy

February 28, 2007

Anger, used, does not destroy. Hatred does.

– Audre Lorde, "Eye to Eye" from SISTER OUTSIDER