Archives - September 2009
September 1, 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.
September 2, 2009
Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance.
September 3, 2009
An opinion should be the result of thought, not a substitute for it.
September 4, 2009
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain --- and most fools do.
September 5, 2009
We think in generalities, but we live in detail.
September 6, 2009
Humor is our way of defending ourselves from life's absurdities by thinking absurdly about them.
September 7, 2009
Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.
September 8, 2009
Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.
September 9, 2009
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
September 10, 2009
Help others get ahead. You will always stand taller with someone else on your shoulders.
September 11, 2009
We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.
September 12, 2009
I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
September 13, 2009
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
September 14, 2009
There's no rivalry between North and South Dakota. I guess we kind of see ourselves as both working against Minnesota.
September 16, 2009
Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.
September 17, 2009
Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.
September 18, 2009
I am among those who think that science has great beauty. A scientist in his laboratory is not only a technician: he is also a child placed before natural phenomena which impress him like a fairy tale.
September 19, 2009
It's all right letting yourself go as long as you can let yourself back.
September 20, 2009
When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both.
September 21, 2009
I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.
September 22, 2009
Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.
September 23, 2009
Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have.
September 24, 2009
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?
September 25, 2009
I'm sick of following my dreams. I'm just going to ask them where they're going and hook up with them later.
September 26, 2009
I like the night. Without the dark, we'd never see the stars.
September 27, 2009
Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only for wallowing in.
September 28, 2009
Know how to ask. There is nothing more difficult for some people, nor for others, easier.
September 29, 2009
Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
September 30, 2009
I don't even butter my bread. I consider that cooking.