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Archives - March 2004

March 1, 2004

It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides.

– George Sand

March 2, 2004

Success in business requires training and discipline and hard work. But if you're not frightened by these things, the opportunities are just as great today as they ever were.

– David Rockefeller

March 3, 2004

The charity that hastens to proclaim its good deeds, ceases to be charity, and is only pride and ostentation.

– William Hutton

March 4, 2004

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

March 5, 2004

Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.

– Gertrude Stein

March 6, 2004

Men forget everything; women remember everything. That's why men need instant replays in sports. They've already forgotten what happened.

– Rita Rudner

March 7, 2004

Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.

– Ovid

March 8, 2004

Associate with well-mannered persons and your manners will improve. Run around with decent folk and your own decent instincts will be strengthened.

– Stanley Walker

March 9, 2004

There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone's life.

– Sister Mary Rose McGeady

March 10, 2004

An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.

– Anatole France

March 11, 2004

The great art of giving consists in this: the gift should cost very little and yet be greatly coveted, so that it may be the more highly appreciated.

– Baltasar Gracian

March 12, 2004

The most important work you and I will ever do will be within the wall of our own homes.

– Harold B. Lee

March 13, 2004

I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.

– Bob Dylan

March 14, 2004

So many new ideas are at first strange and horrible, though ultimately valuable that a very heavy responsibility rests upon those who would prevent their dissemination.

– John Haldane

March 15, 2004

Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them.

– Benjamin Disraeli

March 16, 2004

Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts.

– Clare Booth Luce

March 17, 2004

Ireland is rich in literature that understands a soul's yearnings, and dancing that understands a happy heart.

– Margaret Jackson

March 18, 2004

A girl should not expect special privileges because of her sex but neither should she adjust to prejudice and discrimination.

– Betty Friedan

March 19, 2004

To be mature means to face, and not evade, every fresh crisis that comes.

– Fritz Kunkel

March 20, 2004

An optimist is the human personification of spring.

– Susan J. Bissonette

March 21, 2004

It is by no means self-evident that human beings are most real when most violently excited; violent physical passions do not in themselves differentiate men from each other, but rather tend to reduce them to the same state.

– Thomas Elliot

March 22, 2004

Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it.

– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

March 23, 2004

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.

– George S. Patton

March 24, 2004

Our lives improve only when we take chances --- and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.

– Walter Anderson

March 25, 2004

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.

– E. B. White

March 26, 2004

Opinions founded on prejudice are always sustained with the greatest of violence.

– Francis Jeffrey

March 27, 2004

There are people who strictly deprive themselves of each and every eatable, drinkable, and smokable which has in any way acquired a shady reputation. They pay this price for health. And health is all they get for it. How strange it is. It is like paying out your whole fortune for a cow that has gone dry.

– Mark Twain

March 28, 2004

Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.

– Aristotle

March 29, 2004

A college degree is not a sign that one is a finished product but an indication a person is prepared for life.

– Reverend Edward A. Malloy, MONK'S REFLECTIONS

March 30, 2004

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

– Kahlil Gibran

March 31, 2004

Despite the encouraging and wonderful gains and the changes for women which have occurred in my lifetime, there is still room to advance and to promote correction of the remaining deficiencies and imbalances.

– Sandra Day O'Connor