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Archives - September 2007

September 1, 2007

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

– William Butler Yeats

September 2, 2007

For myself I am an optimist --- it does not seem to be much use being anything else.

– Sir Winston Churchill

September 3, 2007

There is precious little hope to be got out of whatever keeps us industrious, but there is a chance for us whenever we cease work and become stargazers.

– H.M. Tomlinson

September 4, 2007

Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns; he should be drawn and quoted.

– Fred Allen

September 5, 2007

It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.

– Henrik Ibsen

September 6, 2007

You live and learn. At any rate, you live.

– Douglas Adams

September 7, 2007

It wasn't until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say 'I don't know'.

– W. Somerset Maugham

September 8, 2007

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.

– C. S. Lewis

September 9, 2007

Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everybody I've ever known.


September 10, 2007

If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers.

– Edgar W. Howe

September 11, 2007

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be.

– William Hazlitt

September 12, 2007

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.

– James Thurber

September 13, 2007

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not Eureka! (I found it!) but 'That's funny...'

– Issac Asimov

September 14, 2007

That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.

– Simone de Beauvoir

September 15, 2007

For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.

– Robert Louis Stevenson

September 16, 2007

None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

September 17, 2007

It doesn't make a difference what temperature a room is, it's always room temperature.

– Steven Wright

September 18, 2007

I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.

– Walt Disney

September 19, 2007

Just when you think that a person is just a backdrop for the rest of the universe, watch them and see that they laugh, they cry, they tell jokes...they're just friends waiting to be made.

– Dr. Jeffret Borenstein

September 20, 2007

The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.

– Benjamin Jowett

September 21, 2007

Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.

– Honore de Balzac

September 22, 2007

In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.

– Fran Lebowitz

September 23, 2007

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.

– George Eliot

September 24, 2007

Equations are the devil's sentences.

– Stephen Colbert, "The Colbert Report"

September 25, 2007

The prime purpose of eloquence is to keep other people from talking.

– Louis Vermeil

September 26, 2007

I don't believe in intuition. When you get sudden flashes of perception, it is just the brain working faster than usual. But you've been getting ready to know it for a long time, and when it comes, you feel you've known it always.

– Katherine Anne Porter

September 27, 2007

The present is a rope stretched over the past. The secret to walking it is, you never look down.

– Sean Stewart, PERFECT CIRCLE

September 28, 2007

The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.

– Mark Twain

September 29, 2007

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared.

– Eddie Rickenbacker

September 30, 2007

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.

– Thomas Jefferson