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Archives - July 2007

July 1, 2007

The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it.

– Elaine Agather

July 2, 2007

Cynically speaking, one could say that it is true to life to be cynical about it.

– Paul Tillich, THE COURAGE TO BE

July 3, 2007

It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism.

– J. Horace McFarland

July 4, 2007

Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.

– Diane Ackerman

July 5, 2007

Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.

– Dorothy Sarnoff

July 6, 2007

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep.

– E. Joseph Cossman

July 7, 2007

Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.

– Jean Jacques Rousseau

July 8, 2007

He who believes that the past cannot be changed has not yet written his memoirs.

– Torvald Gahlin

July 9, 2007

Courage without conscience is a wild beast.

– Robert G. Ingersoll

July 10, 2007

You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.


July 11, 2007

Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else?

– James Thurber

July 12, 2007

...All of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon --- instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.

– Dale Carnegie

July 13, 2007

When an arguer argues dispassionately he thinks only of the argument.

– Virginia Woolf

July 14, 2007

Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.

– Bergen Evans

July 15, 2007

Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.

– Steve Jobs

July 16, 2007

Spend the afternoon. You can't take it with you.

– Annie Dillard

July 17, 2007

I like people who refuse to speak until they are ready to speak.

– Lillian Hellman

July 18, 2007

The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more.

– Ed Parker

July 19, 2007

Any ordinary man can...surround himself with two thousand books...and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy.

– Augustine Birrell

July 20, 2007

It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends.

– J. K. Rowling

July 21, 2007

Peace is costly, but it is worth the expense.

– Kenyan Proverb

July 22, 2007

He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.

– M. C. Escher

July 23, 2007

Pride is the recognition of the fact that you are your own highest value and, like all of man's values, it has to be earned.


July 24, 2007

The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.

– Carl Jung

July 25, 2007

I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart: I am, I am, I am.

– Sylvia Plath

July 26, 2007

We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are.

– Tobias Wolff, IN PHARAOH'S ARMY

July 27, 2007

Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.

– Charles Richards

July 28, 2007

As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.

– Joan Gussow

July 29, 2007

Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.

– Richard Carlson

July 30, 2007

I just write what I wanted to write. I write what amuses me. It's totally for myself.

– J. K. Rowling

July 31, 2007

Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second---best policy.

– George Carlin