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Archives - July 2006

July 1, 2006

To accomplish our destiny it is not enough to merely guard prudently against road accidents. We must also cover before nightfall the distance assigned to each of us.

– Alexis Carrel

July 2, 2006

It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.

– Roberto Benigni

July 3, 2006

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.

– Erma Bombeck

July 4, 2006

For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

July 5, 2006

You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.

– Phaedrus

July 6, 2006

Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.

– W. C. Fields

July 7, 2006

There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.

– Mark Twain

July 8, 2006

When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only, but now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me, and it becomes part of me.

– W. Somerset Maugham, OF HUMAN BONDAGE

July 9, 2006

Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?

– Frank Scully

July 10, 2006

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

– Robert Frost

July 11, 2006

Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.

– Winston Churchill

July 12, 2006

To fear is one thing. To let fear grab you by the tail and swing you around is another.

– Katherine Patterson, JACOB HAVE I LOVED

July 13, 2006

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.

– Aldous Huxley, PROPER STUDIES

July 14, 2006

Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love.

– Albert Einstein

July 15, 2006

What I am is good enough if I would only be it openly.

– Carl Rogers

July 16, 2006

You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.

– Colette

July 17, 2006

I never cease being dumbfounded by the unbelievable things people believe.

– Leo Rosten

July 18, 2006

If little else, the brain is an educational toy.

– Tom Robbins

July 19, 2006

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.

– Elbert Hubbard

July 20, 2006

When I was your age, television was called books.

– William Goldman, THE PRINCESS BRIDE

July 21, 2006

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.

– Will Rogers

July 22, 2006

Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.

– Carl Sandburg

July 23, 2006

Think like a man of action and act like a man of thought.

– Henri Bergson

July 24, 2006

Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.

– Thomas Alva Edison

July 25, 2006

An unhurried sense of time is in itself a form of wealth.

– Bonnie Friedman

July 26, 2006

I'll be more enthusiastic about encouraging thinking outside the box when there's evidence of any thinking going on inside it.

– Terry Pratchett

July 27, 2006

Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.

– An Wang

July 28, 2006

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.

– David Lloyd George

July 29, 2006

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices --- just recognize them.

– Edward R. Murrow

July 30, 2006

If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.

– Julia Sorel

July 31, 2006

The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.

– Clarence Darrow