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Archives - November 2004

November 1, 2004

It is a fine thing to establish one's own religion in one's heart, not to be dependent on tradition and second-hand ideals. Life will seem to you, later, not a lesser, but a greater thing.

– D. H. Lawrence

November 2, 2004

To make democracy work, we must be a nation of participants, not simply observers. One who does not vote has no right to complain.

– Louis L'Amour

November 3, 2004

There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence, imagination, and wonder.

– Ronald Reagan

November 4, 2004

An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.

– H. L. Mencken

November 5, 2004

Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter.

– William Ralph Inge

November 6, 2004

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.

– Benjamin Franklin

November 7, 2004

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.

– Richard Feynman

November 8, 2004

Those who know how to win are much more numerous than those who know how to make proper use of their victories.

– Polybius, HISTORY

November 9, 2004

The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.

– Ursula K. LeGuin

November 10, 2004

The saying "Getting there is half the fun" became obsolete with the advent of commercial airlines.

– Henry J. Tillman

November 11, 2004

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.

– G.K. Chesterton

November 12, 2004

A superstition is a premature explanation that overstays its time.

– George Iles

November 13, 2004

The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity.

– Harlan Ellison

November 14, 2004

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.

– James F. Byrnes

November 15, 2004

The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealised past.

– Robertson Davies, A VOICE FROM THE ATTIC

November 16, 2004

If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.

– Moshe Dayan

November 17, 2004

Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.

– Mahatma Gandhi

November 18, 2004

Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still.

– Robert Sternberg

November 19, 2004

I don't mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don't understand.

– Sir Edward Appleton

November 20, 2004

The secret of a good memory is attention, and attention to a subject depends upon our interest in it. We rarely forget that which has made a deep impression on our minds.

– Tryon Edwards

November 21, 2004

We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?

– Jean Cocteau

November 22, 2004

Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain.

– John F. Kennedy

November 23, 2004

The wise are instructed by reason; ordinary minds by experience; the stupid, by necessity; and brutes by instinct.

– Cicero

November 24, 2004

Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.

– David Letterman

November 25, 2004

Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.

– Edward Sandford Martin

November 26, 2004

You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces --- just good food from fresh ingredients.

– Julia Child

November 27, 2004

The computing field is always in need of new cliches.

– Alan Perlis

November 28, 2004

Strong feelings do not necessarily make a strong character. The strength of a man is to be measured by the power of the feelings he subdues not by the power of those which subdue him.

– William Carleton

November 29, 2004

Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.

– Groucho Marx

November 30, 2004

A good home must be made, not bought.

– Joyce Maynard