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Archives - July 2008

July 1, 2008

There's an old saying about those who forget history. I don't remember it, but it's good.

– Stephen Colbert, "The Colbert Report"

July 2, 2008

Person to person, moment to moment, as we love, we change the world.

– Samahria Lyte Kaufman

July 3, 2008

To be content with what one has is the greatest and truest of riches.

– Cicero

July 4, 2008

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.

– Albert Camus

July 5, 2008

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?

– Henry Ward Beecher

July 6, 2008

That's the secret to life... replace one worry with another....

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

July 7, 2008

I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.


July 8, 2008

You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.

– Ray Bradbury

July 9, 2008

Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords.

– Samuel Johnson

July 10, 2008

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

– General George Patton

July 11, 2008

The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them.

– Mark Twain

July 12, 2008

I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.

– Nelson Mandela

July 13, 2008

With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing.

– Catherine de Hueck

July 14, 2008

Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.

– G. K. Chesterton

July 15, 2008

Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.

– W. Somerset Maugham

July 16, 2008

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.

– Benjamin Franklin

July 17, 2008

Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade, just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.

– Truman Capote

July 18, 2008

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.

– Jime Fiebig

July 19, 2008

Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.

– Henry Ward Beecher

July 20, 2008

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings.

– Hodding Carter Jr.

July 21, 2008

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.

– Napoleon Hill

July 22, 2008

My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply, smell, catch on fire or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one cares. Why should you?

– Erma Bombeck

July 23, 2008

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.

– Anna Quindlen

July 24, 2008

The painting has a life of its own. I try to let it come through.

– Jackson Pollock

July 25, 2008

There is nothing in the world more powerful than an idea. No weapon can destroy it; no power can conquer it except the power of another idea.

– James Roy Smith

July 26, 2008

I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.

– John Locke

July 27, 2008

Never go out to meet trouble. If you will just sit still, nine cases out of ten someone will intercept it before it reaches you.

– Calvin Coolidge

July 28, 2008

Pain nourishes courage. You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.

– Mary Tyler Moore

July 29, 2008

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.

– Ludwig Erhard

July 30, 2008

The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well.

– Joe Ancis

July 31, 2008

A friend is a second self.

– Aristotle