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Archives - August 2002

August 1, 2002

History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's damn is the history we made today.

– Henry Ford

August 2, 2002

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

August 3, 2002

Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of the friendship, you really haven't learned anything.

– Muhammad Ali

August 4, 2002

A tremendous number of people in America work very hard at something that bores them. Even a rich man thinks he has to go down to the office everyday. Not because he likes it but because he can't think of anything else to do.

– W. H. Auden

August 5, 2002

It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.

– Oscar Wilde

August 6, 2002

Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

– Seneca

August 7, 2002

I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it.

– Ashleigh Brilliant

August 8, 2002

Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.

– Robert Bresson

August 9, 2002

Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.

– Karl Marx

August 10, 2002

No sane man will dance.

– Cicero

August 11, 2002

Fill what's empty, empty what's full, and scratch where it itches.

– the Duchess of Windsor, when asked what is the secret of a long and happy life

August 12, 2002

I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.

– Publicius (Publilius Syrus)

August 13, 2002

I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -that is all that agnosticism means.

– Clarence Darrow

August 14, 2002

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.

– Buddha

August 15, 2002

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

– Immanuel Kant

August 16, 2002

There are two types of people

– Frederick L. Collins

August 17, 2002

I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.

– Booker T. Washington

August 18, 2002

We don't see things as they are. We see things as we are.

– Anais Nin

August 19, 2002

The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest.

– Kurt Vonnegut

August 20, 2002

Rudeness is better than any argument; it totally eclipses intellect.

– Arthur Schopenhauer, POSITION

August 21, 2002

Life is a zoo in a jungle.

– Peter De Vries

August 22, 2002

There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.

– Henry Kissinger

August 23, 2002

Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must be first overcome.

– Samuel Johnson

August 24, 2002

There is only one step from the sublime to the ridiculous.

– Napoleon Bonaparte

August 25, 2002

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

– Niels Bohr

August 26, 2002

This paperback is very interesting, but I find it will never replace a hardcover book it makes a very poor doorstop.

– Alfred Hitchcock

August 27, 2002

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.

– Jean de la Bruyere

August 28, 2002

Love is the answer, but while you are waiting for the answer sex raises some pretty good questions.

– Woody Allen

August 29, 2002

To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.

– Irving Wallace

August 30, 2002

I do not like broccoli. And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I'm President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli.

– George Bush

August 31, 2002

What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books.

– Sigmund Freud, 1933