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Archives - January 2011

January 1, 2011

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put
words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its
first chapter is New Year's Day.

– Edith Lovejoy Pierce

January 2, 2011

Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the
ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is
something that is not there.

– Eric Hoffer

January 3, 2011

Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main
sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of

– Bertrand Russell

January 4, 2011

I am not young enough to know everything.

– Oscar Wilde

January 5, 2011

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny. 

– Kin Hubbard

January 6, 2011

In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to

– Johann von Neumann

January 7, 2011

Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, "Where have I gone
wrong?" Then a voice says to me, "This is going to take more than
one night."

– Charles M. Schulz, “Peanuts”

January 8, 2011

A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions --- as
attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him
answers above all.

– Friederich Nietzsche, THE GAY SCIENCE, Section 41

January 9, 2011

Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves.

– Germaine Greer, O Magazine, Sept. 2002

January 10, 2011

A room without books is like a body without a soul.

– Cicero

January 11, 2011

Isn't it interesting that the same people who laugh at science
fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists?

– Kelvin Throop III

January 12, 2011

If I had my life to live over...I'd dare to make more mistakes next

– Nadine Stair

January 13, 2011

Simplicity is the peak of civilization.

– Jessie Sampter

January 14, 2011

Perfection is a road, not a destination. Every time I live, I get
an education.

– Burk Hudson

January 15, 2011

None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known

– Ferdinand Foch

January 16, 2011

What's another word for Thesaurus?

– Steven Wright

January 17, 2011

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love
harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 18, 2011

Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions,
including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the

– Doug Larson

January 19, 2011

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be

– Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.

January 20, 2011

Our imagination is the only limit to what we can hope to have in
the future.

– Charles F. Kettering

January 21, 2011

Food is our common ground, a universal experience.

– James Beard

January 22, 2011

We need never be ashamed of our tears.


January 23, 2011

Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can
change the outer aspects of their lives.

– William James

January 24, 2011

Some prices are just too high, no matter how much you may want the
prize. The one thing you can't trade for your heart's desire is
your heart.

– Lois McMaster Bujold, MEMORY

January 25, 2011

The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not
diminished by the indifference of others.

– Dag Hammarskjöld

January 26, 2011

Gratitude is born in hearts that take time to count up past

– Charles E. Jefferson

January 27, 2011

One can acquire everything in solitude --- except character.

– Marie Henri Beyle

January 28, 2011

Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all
the others were making ships.

– Charles Simic

January 29, 2011

Often we don't even realize who we're meant to be because we're so
busy trying to live out someone else's ideas. But other people and
their opinions hold no power in defining our destiny.

– Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine, Nov. 2009

January 30, 2011

The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there
are to laugh at it.

– Bill Nye

January 31, 2011

The farther behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my
own character.

– Isabelle Eberhardt