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Archives - January 2014

January 1, 2014

A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.

– Edgar Guest

January 2, 2014

Generally the theories we believe we call facts, and the facts we disbelieve we call theories.

– Felix Cohen

January 3, 2014

Imagination was given man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.

– Francis Bacon

January 4, 2014

Hazing is an extraordinary activity that, when it occurs often enough, becomes perversely ordinary as those who engage in it grow desensitized to its inhumanity.

– Hank Nuwer

January 5, 2014

Mockery is often the result of a poverty of wit.

– Jean De La Bruyere

January 6, 2014

Science fiction is not predictive; it is descriptive.

– Ursula K. Le Guin

January 7, 2014

The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.

– Oscar Wilde

January 8, 2014

Beauty endures only for as long as it can be seen; goodness, beautiful today, will remain so tomorrow.

– Sappho

January 9, 2014

Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and a happy purchase.

– John Balguy

January 10, 2014

He who sleeps in continual noise is wakened by silence.

– William Dean Howells

January 11, 2014

As a child, my number one best friend was the librarian in my grade school. I actually believed all those books belonged to her.

– Erma Bombeck

January 12, 2014

Defining and analyzing humor is a pastime of humorless people.

– Robert Benchley

January 13, 2014

A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ.

– John Steinbeck

January 14, 2014

Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.

– Les Brown

January 15, 2014

If you want to live, you must walk. If you want to live long, you must run.

– Jinabhai Navik

January 16, 2014

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.

– Washington Irving

January 17, 2014

There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.

– Vicki Baum

January 18, 2014

Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.

– Charles Warner

January 19, 2014

Chocolate is like medicine --- but as with medicine, the key is the proper dose.  Don't overdo it.

– Edward "Grandpa" Jones

January 20, 2014

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 21, 2014

Anyone who believes the competitive spirit in America is dead has never been in a supermarket when the cashier opens another checkout line.

– Ann Landers

January 22, 2014

How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.

– Wayne Dyer

January 23, 2014

Since people are going to be living longer and getting older, they'll just have to learn how to be babies longer.

– Andy Warhol

January 24, 2014

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.

– Harriet Braiker

January 25, 2014

There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.

– Bill Watterson, "Calvin and Hobbes"

January 26, 2014

Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones tend to take care of themselves.

– Dale Carnegie

January 27, 2014

I love hugging. I wish I was an octopus, so I could hug ten people at a time.

– Drew Barrymore

January 28, 2014

A good book is a lighthouse; a wise man is a lighthouse; conscience is a lighthouse; compassion is a lighthouse; science is a lighthouse! They all show us the true path! Keep them in your life to remain safe in the rocky and dark waters of life!

– Mehmet Murat ildan

January 29, 2014

If you treat every situation as a life and death matter, you'll die a lot of times. 

– Dean Smith

January 30, 2014

Self-destruction is the effect of cowardice in the highest extreme.

– Daniel Defoe

January 31, 2014

One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.

– Evelyn Waugh