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.
August 2, 2012
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
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.
August 3, 2012
The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
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.
August 6, 2012
Walking isn't a lost art: one must, by some means, get to the garage.
August 7, 2012
Do not fight verbosity with words: speech is given to all, intelligence to few.
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".
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.
August 10, 2012
Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.
August 11, 2012
You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
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.
August 13, 2012
Silence is more musical than any song.
August 14, 2012
Follow what your head is telling you and work hard. That's the big secret.
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...
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.
August 17, 2012
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
August 18, 2012
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August 24, 2012
You must think of failure and defeat as the springboards to new achievements or to the next level of accomplishment.
August 25, 2012
When you stop having dreams and ideals --- well, you might as well stop altogether.
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.
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.
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.
August 29, 2012
Sorrow is easy to express and so hard to tell.
August 30, 2012
Families are about love overcoming emotional torture.
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.