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Archives - August 2009

August 1, 2009

Never take the advice of someone who has not had your kind of trouble.

– Sidney J. Harris

August 2, 2009

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.

– Dalai Lama

August 3, 2009

I've never known any trouble that an hour's reading didn't assuage.

– Charles de Secondat

August 4, 2009

Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.

– Mary Tyler Moore

August 5, 2009

I improve on misquotation.

– Cary Grant

August 6, 2009

Don't take life too seriously because you'll never get out alive.

– Josh Shippe

August 7, 2009

Sanity is a madness put to good use.

– George Santayana

August 8, 2009

If God dwells inside us like some people say, I sure hope He likes enchiladas, because that's what He's getting.

– Jack Handy

August 9, 2009

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

– Oscar Wilde

August 10, 2009

I know a way to stay friends forever ---
There's really nothing to it.
I tell you what to do
And you do it!

– Shell Silverstein

August 11, 2009

Envy is an insult to oneself.

– Yevgeny Yevtushenko

August 12, 2009

There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.

– Joseph Brodsky

August 13, 2009

It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.

– F. Scott Fitzgerald

August 14, 2009

I told the doctor that I broke my leg in two places. He told me to quit going to those places.

– Henny Youngman

August 15, 2009

Finance is the art of passing money from hand to hand until it finally disappears.

– Robert W. Sarnoff

August 16, 2009

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.

– William J.H. Boetcker

August 17, 2009

The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.

– Eric Berne

August 18, 2009

When all is said and done, the weather and love are the two elements about which one can never be sure.

– Alice Hoffman, HERE ON EARTH

August 19, 2009

Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

– Nathaniel Hawthorne

August 20, 2009

There used to be a real me, but I had it surgically removed.

– Peter Sellers

August 21, 2009

Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.

– Doris Mortman

August 22, 2009

Stress is an ignorant state. It believes that everything is an emergency. Nothing is that important.

– Natalie Goldberg

August 23, 2009

Better by far you should forget and smile than you should remember and be sad.

– Christina Rossetti

August 24, 2009

Short is the joy that guilty pleasure brings.

– Euripides

August 25, 2009

Love is everything it's cracked up to be...It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.

– Erica Jong

August 26, 2009

Beware of the man who won't be bothered with details.

– William Feather

August 27, 2009

The future, according to some scientists, will be exactly like the past, only far more expensive.

– John Sladek

August 28, 2009

Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.

– Iris Murdoch

August 29, 2009

For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three.

– Alice Kahn

August 30, 2009

I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.

– e. e. cummings

August 31, 2009

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.

– Anatole France