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Archives - September 2005

September 1, 2005

Never judge a work of art by its defects.

– Washington Allston

September 2, 2005

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.

– G.K. Chesterton

September 3, 2005

Never exaggerate your faults; your friends will attend to that.

– Robert C. Edwards

September 4, 2005

If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not a poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place.

– Rainer Maria Rilke

September 5, 2005

Work isn't to make money; you work to justify life.

– Marc Chagall

September 6, 2005

The first idea that the child must acquire, in order to be actively disciplined, is that of the difference between good and evil; and the task of the educator lies in seeing that the child does not confound good with immobility and evil with activity.

– Maria Montessori

September 7, 2005

The years between 50 and 70 are the hardest. You are always asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.

– T.S. Eliot

September 8, 2005

It's okay to let yourself go, just as long as you let yourself back.

– Mick Jagger

September 9, 2005

You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.

– Evan Esar

September 10, 2005

Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy.

– Mahatma Gandhi

September 11, 2005

What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.

– Rudolph Giuliani

September 12, 2005

Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.

– Anton Chekhov

September 13, 2005

It has never been my object to record my dreams, just to realize them.

– Man Ray

September 14, 2005

Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians.

– Chester Bowles

September 15, 2005

I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time.

– Charles M. Schulz, Charlie Brown in "Peanuts"

September 16, 2005

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

– Joseph Addison

September 17, 2005

Joy is but the sign that creative emotion is fulfilling its purpose.

– Charles Du Bos

September 18, 2005

Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes

September 19, 2005

I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves.

– August Strindberg

September 20, 2005

Anything too stupid to be said, is sung.

– Voltaire

September 21, 2005

We're our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves.

– Tom Robbins

September 22, 2005

For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.

– Edwin Way Teale

September 23, 2005

Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.

– Al Gore

September 24, 2005

I am not educated nor am I an expert in any particular field. But I am sincere and my sincerity is my credentials.

– Malcolm X

September 25, 2005

I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.

– George Bernard Shaw

September 26, 2005

I don't believe in astrology. The only stars I can blame for my failures are those that walk about the stage.

– Sir Noël Coward

September 27, 2005

Lots of people know a good thing the minute the other fellow sees it first.

– J.E. Hedges

September 28, 2005

For every problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.

– Henry Lewis Mencken

September 29, 2005

Silence is argument carried out by other means.

– Ernesto "Che" Guevara

September 30, 2005

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.

– François VI Duke (duc) de La Rochefoucauld