Archives - December 2009
December 1, 2009
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
December 1, 2009
In charity there is no excess.
December 2, 2009
Self–confidence is the first requisite to great
December 3, 2009
Creative work is play. It is free speculation using materials of
one's chosen form.
December 4, 2009
Dreams that do come true can be as unsettling as those that
December 5, 2009
You can take from every experience what it has to offer you. And
you cannot be defeated if you just keep taking one breath followed
December 6, 2009
No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in
tilling a field as in writing a poem.
December 7, 2009
We're put on earth a little while to learn to bear the beams of
December 8, 2009
Train up a fig tree in the way it should go, and when you are old
sit under the shade of it.
December 9, 2009
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the
same good things for the first time.
December 10, 2009
The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before
December 11, 2009
Just as Hanukkah candles are lighted one by one from a single
flame, so the tale of the miracle is passed from one man to
another, from one house to another, and to the whole House of
Israel throughout the generations.
December 12, 2009
There is no abstract art. You must always start with something.
Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
December 13, 2009
Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by
forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down.
December 14, 2009
To will is to select a goal, determine a course of action that will
bring one to that goal, and then hold to that action till the goal
is reached. The key is action.
December 15, 2009
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
December 16, 2009
Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare.
December 17, 2009
A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while
he gets to know something.
December 18, 2009
Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would
like it to keep in touch.
December 19, 2009
You create your opportunities by asking for them.
December 20, 2009
What makes the engine go? Desire, desire, desire.
December 21, 2009
Winter is the time of promise because there is so little to do
––– or because you can now and then permit
yourself the luxury of thinking so.
December 22, 2009
Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is
strengthened by doing it.
December 23, 2009
You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough
enough to follow through.
December 24, 2009
Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.
December 25, 2009
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a
happy family all wrapped up in each other.
December 26, 2009
We have religious holidays and we have secular holidays. I see
Kwanzaa as an opportunity for African–Americans to reaffirm
ourselves if we choose to, a chance to rebuild and renew our focus.
I see Kwanzaa as a holiday of the spirit.
December 27, 2009
Some people have so much respect for their superiors they have none
left for themselves.
December 28, 2009
The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the
urge to throw a snowball.
December 29, 2009
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.
December 30, 2009
You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.
December 31, 2009
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A
pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.