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Archives - September 2008

September 1, 2008

The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.

– Tom Bodett

September 2, 2008

Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.

– Fyodor Dostoyevsky

September 3, 2008

When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.

– Friedrich Nietzsche

September 4, 2008

Life has got a habit of not standing hitched. You got to ride it like you find it. You got to change with it. If a day goes by that don't change some of your old notions for new ones, that is just about like trying to milk a dead cow.

– Woody Guthrie

September 5, 2008

As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.

– Albert Einstein

September 6, 2008

When a child is born, so are grandmothers.

– Judith Levy

September 7, 2008

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.

– Bertrand Russell

September 8, 2008

Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.

– Alan Alda

September 9, 2008

When they tell you to grow up, they mean stop growing.

– Tom Robbins

September 10, 2008

Where liberty dwells, there is my country.

– Benjamin Franklin

September 11, 2008

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

– Albert Camus

September 12, 2008

A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. He has no master except his own soul, and that, I am sure, is why he does it.


September 13, 2008

I'd rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph.


September 14, 2008

The right time is any time that one is still so lucky as to have.


September 15, 2008

Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting.

– Aldous Huxley

September 16, 2008

The Constitution is the guide which I will never abandon.

– George Washington

September 17, 2008

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.

– Woody Allen

September 18, 2008

Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.

– Ludwig van Beethoven

September 19, 2008

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.

– Kurt Vonnegut, MOTHER NIGHT

September 20, 2008

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.

– John Lennon

September 21, 2008

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.

– Elizabeth Lawrence

September 22, 2008

If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

– Vincent Van Gogh

September 23, 2008

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

– Jean Jacques Rousseau

September 24, 2008

Man's unique reward, however, is that while animals survive by adjusting themselves to their background, man survives by adjusting his background to himself.


September 25, 2008

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

– Mark Twain

September 26, 2008

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.

– Groucho Marx

September 27, 2008

Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.

– Baruch Spinoza

September 28, 2008

Peace on earth would mean the end of civilization as we know it.

– Joseph Heller

September 29, 2008

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.

– Carl Sagan

September 30, 2008

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

– Herman Melville