Archives - September 2014
September 1, 2014
A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.
September 2, 2014
Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.
September 3, 2014
Most of us can easily do two things at once; what's all but impossible is to do one thing at once.
September 4, 2014
What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
September 5, 2014
I've had so much plastic surgery, when I die they will donate my body to Tupperware.
September 6, 2014
I calculated the total time that humans have waited for web pages to load. It cancels out all the productivity gains of the information age. Sometimes I think the web is a big plot to keep people like me away from normal society.
September 7, 2014
There is one thing about baldness: it's neat.
September 8, 2014
The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose. Life is a learning process and you have to try to learn what's best for you. Let me tell you, life is not fun when you're banging your head against a brick wall all the time.
September 9, 2014
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
September 10, 2014
There's a difference between beauty and charm. A beautiful woman is one I notice. A charming woman is one who notices me.
September 11, 2014
America's present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution, but restoration.
September 12, 2014
Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.
September 13, 2014
All of the biggest technological inventions created by man --- the airplane, the automobile, the computer --- says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.
September 14, 2014
I felt despair. Though it seems to me now there's two kinds of it: the sort that causes a person to surrender and then the sort I had which made me take risks and make plans.
September 15, 2014
Every sleepy boy and girl in every bed around the world can hear the stars up in the sky whispering a lullaby.
September 16, 2014
When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
September 17, 2014
The older generation thought nothing of getting up at five every morning --- and the younger generation doesn’t think much of it either.
September 18, 2014
I think that maybe in every company today there is always at least one person who is going crazy slowly.
September 19, 2014
It is perhaps a more fortunate destiny to have a taste for collecting shells than to be born a millionaire.
September 20, 2014
Only in grammar can you be more than perfect.
September 21, 2014
The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
September 22, 2014
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room.
September 23, 2014
In autumn, don’t go to jewelers to see gold; go to the parks!
September 24, 2014
A useless life is an early death.
September 25, 2014
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
September 26, 2014
We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others, by their acts.
September 27, 2014
Humor is everywhere, in that there's irony in just about anything a human does.
September 28, 2014
The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.
September 29, 2014
Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.
September 30, 2014
Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.