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Archives - August 2013

August 1, 2013

In some families, please is described as the magic word.  In our house, however, it was sorry.

– Margaret Laurence

August 2, 2013

The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.

– Oscar Wilde

August 3, 2013

We must be our own before we can be another’s.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

August 4, 2013

I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.


August 5, 2013

Pretending is not just play. Pretending is imagined possibility. Pretending, or acting, is a very valuable life skill and we do it all the time.

– Meryl Streep

August 6, 2013

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.

– Abraham Lincoln

August 7, 2013

The most profound statements are often said in silence.

– Lynn Johnston, "For Better or For Worse"

August 8, 2013

Life doesn’t give you all the practice races you need.

– Jesse Owens

August 9, 2013

Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.

– Mary McLeod Bethune

August 10, 2013

Why pay a dollar for a bookmark? Why not use the dollar for a bookmark?

– Steven Spielberg

August 11, 2013

Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business.

– Dave Barry

August 12, 2013

What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

August 13, 2013

When I was young I observed that nine out of every ten things I did were failures, so I did ten times more work

– George Bernard Shaw

August 14, 2013

Just as the body cannot exist without blood, so the soul needs the matchless and pure strength of faith.

– Mahatma Ghandi

August 15, 2013

I tweet, therefore my entire life has shrunk to 140 character chunks of instant event and predigested gnomic wisdom. And swearing.

– Neil Gaiman

August 16, 2013

The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.

– Thomas Jefferson

August 17, 2013

Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.

– Tennessee Williams

August 18, 2013

Learn fast, fail fast, correct fast and connect fast.

– Linda Chandler

August 19, 2013

I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning how to sail my ship.

– Louisa May Alcott

August 20, 2013

Nothing spoils fun like finding out it builds character.

– Bill Watterson, "Calvin and Hobbes"

August 21, 2013

Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.

– Niels Bohr

August 22, 2013

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.

– Albert Einstein

August 23, 2013

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

– Buddha

August 24, 2013

The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny.

– Napoleon Bonaparte

August 25, 2013

It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.

– Marcus Tullius Cicero

August 26, 2013

“I have done that," says my memory. "I cannot have done that" --- says my pride, and remains adamant. At last --- memory yields.

– Friedrich Nietzsche

August 27, 2013

Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.

– Voltaire

August 28, 2013

Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way.

– Jean Anouilh

August 29, 2013

All worthy work is open to interpretations that the author did not intend. Art isn’t your pet, it’s your kid. It grows up and talks back to you.

– Joss Whedon

August 30, 2013

Stories of imagination tend to upset those without one.

– Terry Pratchett

August 31, 2013

Sometimes you lie in bed at night, and you don't have a single thing to worry about...That always worries me!

– Charles Schultz