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Archives - July 2012

July 1, 2012

Some of the most devastating things that happen to you will teach you the most.

– Ellen DeGeneres

July 2, 2012

But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a person and the life they lead?

– Albert Camus

July 4, 2012

What is the essence of America?  Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom "to" and freedom "from."

– Marilyn vos Savant, in Parade

July 5, 2012

Don't reserve your best behavior for special occasions. You can't have two sets of manners, two social codes --- one for those you admire and want to impress, another for those whom you consider unimportant. You must be the same to all people.

– Lillian Eichler Watson

July 6, 2012

To win without risk is to triumph without glory.

– Pierre Corneille, The Cid

July 7, 2012

I didn't really say everything I said.

– Yogi Berra

July 8, 2012

Many go fishing without knowing it is fish they are after.

– Henry David Thoreau

July 8, 2012

Set up as an ideal the facing of reality as honestly and as cheerfully as possible.

– Dr. Karl Menninger

July 9, 2012

One's first step in wisdom is to question everything --- and one's last is to come to terms with everything.

– Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

July 10, 2012

The future is here. It's just not widely distributed yet.

– William Gibson

July 12, 2012

Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy.

– Sarah Ban Breathnach

July 13, 2012

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts, therefore guard accordingly; and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue, and reasonable nature.

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

July 14, 2012

Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them.

– John Ruskin

July 15, 2012

True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.

– William Penn

July 15, 2012

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.

– Rita Rudner

July 16, 2012

In a heated argument we are apt to lose sight of the truth.

– Publilius Syrus

July 17, 2012

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.

– William Arthur Ward

July 19, 2012

I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.

– Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

July 20, 2012

When the habitually even-tempered suddenly fly into a passion, that explosion is apt to be more impressive than the outburst of the most violent amongst us.

– Margery Allingham

July 21, 2012

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

– Mark Twain

July 22, 2012

Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

– Susan Ertz

July 22, 2012

If nobody spoke unless he had something to say, the human race would very soon lose the use of speech.

– W. Somerset Maugham

July 23, 2012

You can observe a lot just by watching.

– Yogi Berra

July 25, 2012

We are generally the better persuaded by the reasons we discover ourselves than by those given to us by others.

– Blaise Pascal

July 25, 2012

Engrave this Quote     By taking things personally, you set yourself up to suffer. The impact on you and the ripple effects on those around you are unhealthy.

– Suzanne Mayo Frindt

July 27, 2012

No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions.

– Charles Steinmetz

July 28, 2012

Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical. He pretends to be polite and then, eventually, he becomes polite.

– Jean Kerr

July 28, 2012

Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of witnesses.

– Margaret Millar

July 30, 2012

When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they'll remember and be kind to someone else. And it'll become like a wildfire.

– Whoopi Goldberg

July 31, 2012

We can have facts without thinking but we cannot have thinking without facts.

– John Dewey