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Archives - December 2010

December 1, 2010

Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame
Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart

– Hannah Senesh

December 2, 2010

One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but
cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.

– Michael J. Fox, in SAVING MILLY by Morton Kondrake

December 3, 2010

The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in

– Dudley Moore

December 4, 2010

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be
entirely uneducated.

– Alec Bourne

December 5, 2010

People are pretty much alike. It's only that our differences are
more susceptible to definition than our similarities.

– Linda Ellerbee

December 6, 2010

I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People
know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of
their great respect, they don't even invite me.

– Dave Barry

December 7, 2010

Education is what survives when what has been learned has been

– B.F. Skinner

December 8, 2010

Crime is naught but misdirected energy.


December 9, 2010

There is no friend as loyal as a book.

– Ernest Hemingway

December 10, 2010

In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk.

– Rita Rudner

December 11, 2010

Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter
and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you
can be all that you were intended to be.

– Samuel Johnson

December 12, 2010

No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you
can't look back on having given love and attention to your own
family, what have you really accomplished?

– Lee Iacocca

December 13, 2010

I was thrown out of college for cheating on the metaphysics exam; I
looked into the soul of the boy sitting next to me.

– Woody Allen

December 14, 2010

I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of
suffering; surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere
rest on pure joy!

– Louise Bogan

December 15, 2010

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying
to please everybody.

– Bill Cosby

December 16, 2010

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom
known until it be lost.

– Charles Caleb Colton

December 17, 2010

Faith is like radar that sees through the fog.

– Corrie ten Boom

December 18, 2010

Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get them,
get them right, or they will get you wrong.

– Dr. Thomas Fuller

December 19, 2010

Never suffer youth to be an excuse for inadequacy, nor age and fame
to be an excuse for indolence.

– Benjamin Haydon

December 20, 2010

Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by
going too fast --- you also miss the sense of where you are going
and why.

– Eddie Cantor

December 21, 2010

I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor
a bad mood.

– Bill Watterson

December 22, 2010

I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.

– Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford

December 23, 2010

I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an

– Groucho Marx

December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you
like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your
heart... filled it, too, with melody that would last forever.

– Bess Streeter Aldrich

December 25, 2010

Christmas is the gentlest, loveliest festival of the revolving year
--- and yet, for all that, when it speaks, its voice has strong

– W.J. Cameron

December 26, 2010

Kwanzaa affirms that mothers and fathers of previous generations
transmitted African Americans' existence and persistence to the
mothers and fathers of today. Pass it on.

– Dorothy Winbush Riley

December 27, 2010

Failure is an event, never a person.

– William D. Brown

December 28, 2010

An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable
invented to make them laugh.

– Will Rogers

December 29, 2010

Forgiveness does not always lead to a healed relationship. Some
people are not capable of love, and it might be wise to let them go
along with your anger. Wish them well, and let them go their

– Real Live Preacher

December 30, 2010

The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is

– Fran Lebowitz

December 31, 2010

Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time.

– Jean Paul Richter