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Archives - December 2002

December 1, 2002

It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it.

– Sam Levenson

December 2, 2002

People were given two ears and one tongue so that they may listen more than speak.

– Jewish folk saying

December 3, 2002

Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for stars.

– Fred Allen

December 4, 2002

With faith, there are no questions; without faith there are no answers.

– The Chofetz Chaim

December 5, 2002

Television is a medium because it is neither rare nor well done.

– Ernie Kovacs

December 6, 2002

Even if you are Catholic, if you live in New York you're Jewish. If you live in Butte, Montana, you are going to be goyish even if you are Jewish.

– Lenny Bruce

December 7, 2002

I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth, even if it costs them their jobs.

– Sam Goldwyn

December 8, 2002

We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.

– Herman Melville

December 9, 2002

History is the short trudge from Adam to atom.

– Leonard Louis Levinson

December 10, 2002

We are here on earth to do good for others. What the others are here for, I don't know.

– W. H. Auden

December 11, 2002

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

– Aristotle

December 12, 2002

And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh.

– Friedrich Nietzsche

December 13, 2002

He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security, and not progress, the highest lesson of statecraft.

– James Russell Lowell

December 14, 2002

Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.

– Flannery O

December 15, 2002

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault.

– Henry Kissinger

December 16, 2002

Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.

– Barry Switzer

December 17, 2002

Probably the difference between man and the monkeys is that the monkeys are merely bored, while man has boredom plus imagination.

– Lin Yutang

December 18, 2002

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.

– Anais Nin

December 19, 2002

Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.

– Cary Grant

December 20, 2002

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

– Albert Camus

December 21, 2002

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four; calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.

– Abraham Lincoln

December 22, 2002

I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.

– Mahatma Gandhi

December 23, 2002

Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it.

– Richard Lamm

December 24, 2002

Christmas is a time when you get homesick - even when you're home.

– Carol Nelson

December 25, 2002

Do give books - religious or otheriwse - for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.

– Lenore Hershey

December 26, 2002

Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.

– Hamilton Wright Mabie

December 27, 2002

There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it behooves all of us not to talk about the rest of us.

– Robert Louis Stevenson

December 28, 2002

Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't.

– Pete Seeger

December 29, 2002

Travel has no longer any charm for me. I have seen all the foreign countries I want to except heaven & hell & I have only a vague curiosity about one of those. … Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.

– Mark Twain

December 30, 2002

'Tis the most tender part of love, each other to forgive.

– John Sheffield

December 31, 2002

Time heals what reason cannot.

– Seneca