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Archives - August 2006

August 1, 2006

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

– Clarence Darrow

August 2, 2006

America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.

– Evan Esar

August 3, 2006

You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.

– Bob Hope

August 4, 2006

The real problem is what to do with the problem-solvers after the problems are solved.

– Gay Talese

August 5, 2006

Never judge a book by its movie.

– J.W. Eagan

August 6, 2006

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.

– Anne Morrow Lindbergh

August 7, 2006

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with the gift of speech.

– Simonides

August 8, 2006

Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.

– Corita Kent

August 9, 2006

I'm proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is --- I could be just as proud for half the money.

– Arthur Godfrey

August 10, 2006

Suspect each moment, for it is a thief, tiptoeing away with more than it brings.


August 11, 2006

There is a misleading, unwritten rule that states if a quote giving advice comes from someone famous, very old, or Greek, then it must be good advice.

– Bo Bennett

August 12, 2006

Almost nobody dances sober, unless they happen to be insane.

– H. P. Lovecraft

August 13, 2006

He who controls the past commands the future. He who commands the future conquers the past.

– George Orwell, 1984

August 14, 2006

You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is satire. All you're doing is recording it.

– Art Buchwald

August 15, 2006

Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock.

– Pablo Picasso

August 16, 2006

Metaphor is the currency of knowledge. I have spent my life learning incredible amounts of disparate, disconnected, obscure, useless pieces of knowledge, and they have turned out to be, almost all of them, extremely useful.


August 17, 2006

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art...It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.

– C. S. Lewis

August 18, 2006

If you want a symbolic gesture, don't burn the flag; wash it.

– Norman Thomas

August 19, 2006

We create an environment where it is alright to hate, to steal, to cheat, and to lie if we dress it up with symbols of respectability, dignity and love.

– Whitney Moore, Jr.

August 20, 2006

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.

– Peter Drucker

August 21, 2006

Criminal: A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.

– Howard Scott

August 22, 2006

The most potent muse of all is our own inner child.

– Stephen Nachmanovitch

August 23, 2006

The only real possession you'll ever have is your character.

– Tom Wolfe

August 24, 2006

If one's conscious life is too rigid, too regimented, then the surface may crack at times, and we are unprepared for the strange emotions or sensations we experience.


August 25, 2006

There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.

– Han Suyin, in Love is a Many-Splendored Thing

August 26, 2006

Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.

– Winston Churchill

August 27, 2006

Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds.

– Louisa May Alcott, LITTLE WOMEN

August 28, 2006

The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.

– Krishnamurti

August 29, 2006

There is no great genius without some touch of madness.

– Seneca, EPISTLES

August 30, 2006

No sword bites so fiercely as an evil tongue.

– Sir Philip Sidney

August 31, 2006

How monotonous the sounds of the forest would be if the music came only from the Top Ten birds.

– Dan Bennett