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Archives - November 2008

November 1, 2008

What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.

– Hansell B. Duckett

November 3, 2008

Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.

– Oscar Wilde

November 4, 2008

Those who stay away from the election think that one vote will do no good: 'Tis one step more to think one vote will do no harm.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

November 5, 2008

The heart of a fool is his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is his heart.

– Benjamin Franklin

November 6, 2008

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.

– Adelle Davis

November 7, 2008

Always be a first rate version of yourself, and not a second rate version of someone else.

– Judy Garland

November 8, 2008

A man is too apt to forget that in this world he cannot have everything. A choice is all that is left him.

– H. Mathews

November 9, 2008

People are people, messy and mutable, combining differently with one another from day to day --- even hour to hour.

– Elizabeth Moon, THE SPEED OF DARK

November 10, 2008

Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me.

– Sigmund Freud

November 11, 2008

Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.

– Michel de Montaigne

November 12, 2008

A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions than anything else in the world.

– Edmond de Goncourt

November 13, 2008

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

– Bertrand Russell

November 14, 2008

An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.

– Niels Bohr

November 15, 2008

I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.

– Margaret Thatcher

November 16, 2008

The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses.

– Edith Sodergran

November 17, 2008

A neurosis is a secret that you don't know you are keeping.

– Kenneth Tynan

November 18, 2008

Men are born with two eyes, but only one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say.

– Charles Caleb Colton

November 19, 2008

Criticism is prejudice made plausible.

– H. L. Mencken

November 20, 2008

In the beginning was the word. But by the time the second word was added to it, there was trouble. For with it came syntax...

– John Simon

November 21, 2008

I certainly wasn't happy. Happiness has to do with reason, and only reason earns it. What I was given was the thing you can't earn, and can't keep, and often don't even recognize at the time; I mean joy.

– Ursula K. Le Guin

November 22, 2008

When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.


November 23, 2008

Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question.

– Albert Camus

November 24, 2008

Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.

– Henry J. Kaiser

November 25, 2008

History repeats itself; that's one of the things that's wrong with history.

– Clarence Darrow

November 26, 2008

One never knows what each day is going to bring. The important thing is to be open and ready for it.

– Henry Moore

November 27, 2008

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.

– W. T. Purkiser

November 28, 2008

People will buy anything that is one to a customer.

– Sinclair Lewis

November 29, 2008

Put duties aside at least an hour before bed and perform soothing, quiet activities that will help you relax.

– Dianne Hales

November 30, 2008

Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.

– Tallulah Bankhead