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Archives - May 2005

May 1, 2005

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.

– Henry Ward Beecher

May 2, 2005

I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant.

– Ursula K. Le Guin

May 3, 2005

If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it.

– Schopenhauer

May 4, 2005

A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

– Robert Frost

May 5, 2005

People may or may not say what they mean ... but they always say something designed to get what they want.

– David Mamet

May 6, 2005

Radio news is bearable. This is due to the fact that while the news is being broadcast the disc jockey is not allowed to talk.

– Fran Lebowitz

May 7, 2005

A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.

– Dorothy Canfield Fisher

May 8, 2005

Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac.

– George Carlin

May 9, 2005

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.

– Seneca

May 10, 2005

We think caged birds sing, when indeed they cry.

– John Webster

May 11, 2005

Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.

– Joni Mitchell

May 12, 2005

Nothing can so alienate a voter from the political system as backing a winning candidate.

– Mark B. Cohen

May 13, 2005

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.

– Norman R. Augustine

May 14, 2005

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.

– E. B. White

May 15, 2005

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

– Aristotle

May 16, 2005

Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary.

– Frank L. Visco, HOW TO WRITE GOOD

May 17, 2005

Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions.

– Roger Babson

May 18, 2005

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced.

– John Keats

May 19, 2005

No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.

– W. H. Auden

May 20, 2005

It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block.

– Paul Gauguin

May 21, 2005

Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese.

– Luis Bunuel

May 22, 2005

Generations to come will find it difficult to believe that a man such as Gandhi ever walked the face of this earth.

– Albert Einstein

May 23, 2005

I think I've discovered the secret of life --- you just hang around until you get used to it.

– Charles Schulz

May 24, 2005

We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings.

– Abraham Maslow

May 25, 2005

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.

– Robert Orben

May 26, 2005

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.

– Arthur Miller

May 27, 2005

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.

– Oscar Wilde

May 28, 2005

Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others.

– H. Jackson Brown

May 29, 2005

Decoration Day is the most beautiful of our national holidays.... The grim cannon have turned into palm branches, and the shell and shrapnel into peach blossoms.

– Thomas Bailey Aldrich

May 30, 2005

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.

– Clive James

May 31, 2005

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.

– Plato