Skip to main content

Archives - August 2012

August 1, 2012

A library outranks any other one thing a community can do to benefit its people. It is a never failing spring in the desert.

– Andrew Carnegie

August 2, 2012

Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.

– G. M. Trevelyan

August 3, 2012

Learn to adjust yourself to the conditions you have to endure, but make a point of trying to alter or correct conditions so that they are most favorable to you.

– William Frederick Book

August 3, 2012

The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.

– Dante Alighieri

August 5, 2012

It wasn't until I started reading and found books they wouldn't let us read in school that I discovered you could be insane and happy and have a good life without being like everybody else.

– John Waters

August 6, 2012

Walking isn't a lost art: one must, by some means, get to the garage.

– Evan Esar

August 7, 2012

Do not fight verbosity with words: speech is given to all, intelligence to few.

– Moralia

August 8, 2012

The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a "but".

– Henry Ward Beecher

August 9, 2012

Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.

– Ernest Hemingway

August 10, 2012

Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.

– Friedrich Nietzsche

August 11, 2012

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.

– Virginia Woolf

August 12, 2012

The past with its pleasures, its rewards, its foolishness, it punishments, is there for each of us forever, and it should be.

– Lillian Hellman

August 13, 2012

Silence is more musical than any song.

– Christina Rossetti

August 14, 2012

Follow what your head is telling you and work hard. That's the big secret.

– Joel McHale

August 15, 2012

The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars...

– Jack Kerouac

August 16, 2012

One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.

– Carl Sagan

August 17, 2012

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.

– Bruce Lee

August 18, 2012

Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.

– Brian Tracy

August 19, 2012

Songs are funny things. They can slip across borders. Proliferate in prisons. Penetrate hard shells. I always believed that the right song at the right moment could change history.

– Pete Seeger

August 20, 2012

Bath twice a day to be really clean, once a day to be passably clean, once a week to avoid being a public menace.

– Anthony Burgess

August 22, 2012

Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.

– Elsa Schiaparelli

August 23, 2012

If you live only for yourself you are always an immediate danger of being bored to death with the repetition of your own views and interests. No one has learned the meaning of living until he has surrendered his ego to the service of his fellowmen.

– W. Beran Wolfe

August 24, 2012

You must think of failure and defeat as the springboards to new achievements or to the next level of accomplishment.

– Les Brown

August 25, 2012

When you stop having dreams and ideals --- well, you might as well stop altogether.

– Marian Anderson

August 26, 2012

Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.

– Jack Canfield

August 26, 2012

I don't care who you are, you're going to choke in certain matches. You get to a point where your legs don't move and you can't take a deep breath. You start to hit the ball about a yard wide, instead of inches.

– Arthur Ashe

August 28, 2012

You do not merely want to be considered just the best of the best. You want to be considered the only ones who do what you do.

– Jerry Garcia

August 29, 2012

Sorrow is easy to express and so hard to tell.

– Joni Mitchell

August 30, 2012

Families are about love overcoming emotional torture.

– Matt Groening

August 31, 2012

When you come off something really disappointing, you want to come back and kind of regroup and get involved in something positive right away.

– Andy Roddick