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.
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.
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.
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.
September 5, 2008
As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue.
September 6, 2008
When a child is born, so are grandmothers.
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.
September 8, 2008
Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.
September 9, 2008
When they tell you to grow up, they mean stop growing.
September 10, 2008
Where liberty dwells, there is my country.
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.
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.
September 16, 2008
The Constitution is the guide which I will never abandon.
September 17, 2008
Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
September 18, 2008
Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.
September 19, 2008
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.
September 20, 2008
Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
September 21, 2008
Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.
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.
September 23, 2008
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
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.
September 26, 2008
Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.
September 27, 2008
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.
September 28, 2008
Peace on earth would mean the end of civilization as we know it.
September 29, 2008
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
September 30, 2008
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.