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Archives - December 2007

December 1, 2007

I wish to believe in immortality --- I wish to live with you forever.

– John Keats

December 2, 2007

Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.

– Margaret Peters

December 3, 2007

If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate.

– Elbert Hubbard

December 4, 2007

The great tragedy of Science --- the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.

– Thomas H. Huxley

December 5, 2007

Kindle the taper like the steadfast star
Ablaze on evening's forehead o'er the earth,
And add each night a lustre till afar
An eightfold splendor shine above thy hearth.

– Emma Lazarus, "The Feast of Lights"

December 6, 2007

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

– Dr. Seuss

December 7, 2007

To solve the problems of today, we must focus on tomorrow.

– Erik Nupponen

December 8, 2007

We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

December 9, 2007

Reach high, for the stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.

– Pamela Vaull Starr

December 10, 2007

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential --- for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.

– Søren Kierkegaard

December 11, 2007

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

– William James

December 12, 2007

The shortest distance between two points is under construction.

– Noelie Altito

December 13, 2007

I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out.

– Arthur Hays Sulzberger

December 14, 2007

Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.

– Margaret Atwood, THE CAT'S EYE

December 15, 2007

I feel very strongly that change is good because it stirs up the system.

– Ann Richards

December 16, 2007

The strokes of the pen need deliberation as much as the sword needs swiftness.

– Julia Ward Howe

December 17, 2007

That's the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious they've been all along.

– Madeleine L'Engle, THE ARM OF THE STARFISH, 1965

December 18, 2007

Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.

– James Russell Lowell

December 19, 2007

My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to 99 cents a can. That's almost $7.00 in dog money.

– Joe Weinstein

December 20, 2007

If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there.

– Lewis Carroll

December 21, 2007

Those that think it permissible to tell white lies soon grow colorblind.

– Austin O'Malley

December 22, 2007

In a way winter is the real spring, the time when the inner things happen, the resurge of nature.

– Edna O'Brien

December 23, 2007

What fire could ever equal the sunshine of a winter's day?

– Henry David Thoreau

December 24, 2007

Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve. Yuletide excitement is a potent caffeine, no matter your age.

– Carrie Latet

December 25, 2007

But I am sure that I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely.

– Charles Dickens, A CHRISTMAS CAROL

December 26, 2007

So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.

– Bahá'u'lláh

December 27, 2007

Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.

– Rita Mae Brown

December 28, 2007

There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.

– Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

December 29, 2007

While the fates permit, live happily; life speeds on with hurried step, and with winged days the wheel of the headlong year is turned.

– Seneca

December 30, 2007

It's too early. I never eat December snowflakes. I always wait 'til January.

– Charles M. Schulz, Lucy in "A Charlie Brown Christmas"

December 31, 2007

One day at a time --- this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.

– Ida Scott Taylor