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Archives - October 2008

October 1, 2008

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.

– Henry Ward Beecher

October 2, 2008

The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession.

– Mark Twain

October 3, 2008

It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.


October 4, 2008

Success isn't permanent, and failure isn't fatal.

– Mike Ditka

October 5, 2008

Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.

– Bertolt Brecht

October 6, 2008

There are few nudities so objectionable as the naked truth.

– Agnes Repplier

October 7, 2008

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.

– Benjamin Franklin

October 8, 2008

The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.

– Eleanor Roosevelt

October 9, 2008

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.

– Galileo Galilei

October 10, 2008

Have you heard that it was good to gain the day? I also say it is good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.

– Walt Whitman

October 11, 2008

Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember.

– Oscar Levant

October 12, 2008

If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock.

– Arthur Goldberg

October 13, 2008

The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.

– Madeleine L'Engle

October 14, 2008

I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.

– Frances Willard

October 15, 2008

A minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.

– Chuck Palahniuk, FIGHT CLUB

October 16, 2008

You see things, and say, "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"

– George Bernard Shaw

October 17, 2008

It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.

– Robert Benchley

October 18, 2008

Young people have an almost biological destiny to be hopeful.

– Marshall Ganz

October 19, 2008

Wit makes its own welcome, and levels all distinctions. No dignity, no learning, no force of character, can make any stand against good wit.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

October 20, 2008

Things won are done; joy's soul lies in doing.

– William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, Act I:2

October 21, 2008

Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values.

– Ayn Rand

October 22, 2008

There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.

– Socrates

October 23, 2008

Any fool can tell the truth, but it requires a man of some sense to know to lie well.

– Samuel Butler

October 24, 2008

If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it!

– Jonathan Winters

October 25, 2008

Although there may be nothing new under the sun, what is old is new to us and so rich and astonishing that we never tire of it. If we do tire of it, if we lose our curiosity, we have lost something of infinite value, because to a high degree it is curiosity that gives meaning and savour to life.

– Robertson Davies

October 26, 2008

Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places.

– E. Joseph Cossman

October 27, 2008

Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but in finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found, against the wrong.

– Theodore Roosevelt

October 28, 2008

The most beautiful adventures are not those we go to seek.

– Robert Louis Stevenson

October 29, 2008

One need not be a chamber to be haunted;
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
Material place.

– Emily Dickinson

October 30, 2008

Charlie Brown is the one person I identify with. C.B. is such a loser. He wasn't even the star of his own Halloween special.

– Chris Rock

October 31, 2008

Autumn is the bite of the harvest apple.

– Christina Petrowsky