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Archives - June 2005

June 1, 2005

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

– Plato

June 2, 2005

Whenever I'm caught between two evils, I take the one I've never tried.

– Mae West

June 3, 2005

I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.

– Alfred Lord Tennyson

June 4, 2005

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.

– Bill Watterson, in his comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes"

June 5, 2005

All science is concerned with the relationship of cause and effect. Each scientific discovery increases man's ability to predict the consequences of his actions and thus his ability to control future events.

– Lawrence J. Peter

June 6, 2005

Duct tape is like the Force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together....

– Carl Zwanzig

June 7, 2005

The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant.

– John Stuart Mill

June 8, 2005

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.

– Lily Tomlin

June 9, 2005

To write a good love letter, you ought to begin without knowing what you mean to say, and to finish without knowing what you have written.

– Jean Jacques Rousseau

June 10, 2005

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

– Mahatma Gandhi

June 11, 2005

Using words to describe magic is like using a screwdriver to cut roast beef.

– Tom Robbins

June 12, 2005

When you follow your bliss... doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else.

– Joseph Campbell

June 13, 2005

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.

– Confucious

June 14, 2005

The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.

– Jean Kerr

June 15, 2005

He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire.

– Lao-Tzu

June 16, 2005

No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut.

– Channing Pollack

June 17, 2005

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.

– William James

June 18, 2005

To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it more fit for its prime function of looking forward.

– Margaret Fairless Barber

June 19, 2005

It's only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home --- it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love.

– Margaret Truman

June 20, 2005

If you can solve your problem, then what is the need of worrying? If you cannot solve it, then what is the use of worrying?

– Shantideva

June 21, 2005

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.

– George Santayana

June 22, 2005

I walk without flinching through the burning cathedral of the summer. My bank of wild grass is majestic and full of music. It is a fire that solitude presses against my lips.

– Violette Leduc, MAD IN PURSUIT

June 23, 2005

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.

– Paul Boese

June 24, 2005

The remarkable thing about television is that it permits several million people to laugh at the same joke and still feel lonely.

– T. S. Eliot

June 25, 2005

You probably wouldn't worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do.

– Olin Miller

June 26, 2005

People say "I want peace." If you remove I {ego}, and your want {desire}, you are left with peace.

– Satya Sai Baba

June 27, 2005

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

– William Arthur Ward

June 28, 2005

The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get into the office.

– Robert Frost

June 29, 2005

Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem.

– John Galsworthy

June 30, 2005

Whining is not only graceless, but can be dangerous. It can alert a brute that a victim is in the neighborhood.