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Archives - June 2004

June 1, 2004

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

– Mother Teresa

June 2, 2004

My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.

– Buddy Hackett

June 3, 2004

A person usually has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason.

– Thomas Carlyle

June 4, 2004

Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.

– Thomas Arnold Bennett

June 5, 2004

Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples.

– George Burns

June 6, 2004

Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.

– Mao Zedong

June 7, 2004

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.

– Samuel Butler

June 8, 2004

Seeing a murder on television can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some.

– Alfred Hitchcock

June 9, 2004

I told my wife that a husband is like a fine wine; he gets better with age. The next day, she locked me in the cellar.

– Anonymous

June 10, 2004

The more faithfully you listen to the voices within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside.

– Dag Hammarskjold

June 11, 2004

The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you're off it.

– Jackie Gleason

June 12, 2004

A great architect is not made by way of a brain nearly so much as he is made by way of a cultivated, enriched heart.

– Frank Lloyd Wright

June 13, 2004

It's never too late to have a happy childhood.


June 14, 2004

Truth often suffers more by the heat of its defenders than the arguments of its opposers.

– William Penn

June 15, 2004

Manuscript: something submitted in haste and returned at leisure.

– Oliver Herford

June 16, 2004

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.

– Calvin Trillin

June 17, 2004

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.

– Jean Paul Richter

June 18, 2004

I like nonsense -- it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope...and that enables you to laugh at all of life's realities.

– Theodor S. Geisel, a.k.a. "Dr. Seuss"

June 19, 2004

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.

– Charles Wadsworth

June 20, 2004

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.

– James Dent

June 21, 2004

Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.

– Ralph Marston

June 22, 2004

There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.

– Homer, ODYSSEY

June 23, 2004

Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.

– G. K. Chesterton

June 24, 2004

People seldom refuse help, if one offers it in the right way.

– A. C. Benson

June 25, 2004

Do not trust your memory; it is a net full of holes; the most beautiful prizes slip through it.

– Georges Duhamel, THE HEART'S DOMAIN

June 26, 2004

Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy.

– Henri de Lubac, PARADOXES

June 27, 2004

There is no more difficult art to acquire than the art of observation, and for some men it is quite as difficult to record an observation in brief and plain language.

– William Osler

June 28, 2004

A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.

– Fr. Jerome Cummings

June 29, 2004

A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide that nothing can be done.

– Fred Allen

June 30, 2004

Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.

– Samuel Johnson