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Archives - December 2009

December 1, 2009

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.

– Eleanor Roosevelt

December 1, 2009

In charity there is no excess.

– Sir Francis Bacon

December 2, 2009

Self–confidence is the first requisite to great

– Samuel Johnson

December 3, 2009

Creative work is play. It is free speculation using materials of
one's chosen form.

– Stephen Nachmanovitch

December 4, 2009

Dreams that do come true can be as unsettling as those that

– Brett Butler

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
by another.

– Oprah Winfrey

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.

– Booker T. Washington

December 7, 2009

We're put on earth a little while to learn to bear the beams of

– Reinhold Niehbuhr

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.

– Charles Dickens

December 9, 2009

The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the
same good things for the first time.

– Friedrich Nietzche

December 10, 2009

The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before
the law.

– Aristotle

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.

– Judah L. Magnes

December 12, 2009

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something.
Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.

– Pablo Picasso

December 13, 2009

Every composer knows the anguish and despair occasioned by
forgetting ideas which one had no time to write down.

– Hector Berlioz

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.

– Michael Hanson

December 15, 2009

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.

– J. R. R. Tolkien

December 16, 2009

Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare.

– Harrient Martineau

December 17, 2009

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while
he gets to know something.

– Wilson Mizner

December 18, 2009

Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would
like it to keep in touch.

– Robert Orben

December 19, 2009

You create your opportunities by asking for them.

– Patty Hansen

December 20, 2009

What makes the engine go? Desire, desire, desire.

– Stanley Kunitz

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.

– Stanley Crawford

December 22, 2009

Like an ability or a muscle, hearing your inner wisdom is
strengthened by doing it.

– Robbie Gass

December 23, 2009

You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough
enough to follow through.

– Rosalynn Carter

December 24, 2009

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.

– Mary Ellen Chase

December 25, 2009

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a
happy family all wrapped up in each other.

– Burton Hillis

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.

– Jessica Harris

December 27, 2009

Some people have so much respect for their superiors they have none
left for themselves.

– Peter McArthur

December 28, 2009

The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the
urge to throw a snowball.

– Doug Larson

December 29, 2009

A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.

– Robert Frost

December 30, 2009

You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.

– Dave Barry

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.

– Bill Vaughan