Archives - July 2008
July 1, 2008
There's an old saying about those who forget history. I don't remember it, but it's good.
July 2, 2008
Person to person, moment to moment, as we love, we change the world.
July 3, 2008
To be content with what one has is the greatest and truest of riches.
July 4, 2008
Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
July 5, 2008
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
July 6, 2008
That's the secret to life... replace one worry with another....
July 7, 2008
I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.
July 8, 2008
You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.
July 9, 2008
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords.
July 10, 2008
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
July 11, 2008
The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them.
July 12, 2008
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
July 13, 2008
With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing.
July 14, 2008
Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.
July 15, 2008
Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.
July 16, 2008
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
July 17, 2008
Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade, just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.
July 18, 2008
Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.
July 19, 2008
Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.
July 20, 2008
There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings.
July 21, 2008
Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
July 22, 2008
My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply, smell, catch on fire or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one cares. Why should you?
July 23, 2008
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
July 24, 2008
The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.
July 25, 2008
There is nothing in the world more powerful than an idea. No weapon can destroy it; no power can conquer it except the power of another idea.
July 26, 2008
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
July 27, 2008
Never go out to meet trouble. If you will just sit still, nine cases out of ten someone will intercept it before it reaches you.
July 28, 2008
Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.
July 29, 2008
A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.
July 30, 2008
The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well.
July 31, 2008
A friend is a second self.