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Archives - January 2015

January 1, 2015

The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.

– G.K. Chesterton

January 2, 2015

A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of the others.

– Norman Shidle

January 3, 2015

If you really want to be depressed, weigh yourself in grams.

– Jason Love

January 4, 2015

The feeling of Sunday is the same everywhere, heavy, melancholy, standing still.

– Jean Rhys

January 5, 2015

Sadness flies on the wings of the morning and out of the heart of darkness comes the light.

– Jean Giraudoux

January 6, 2015

While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see.

– Dorothea Lange

January 7, 2015

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.

– Phil Pastoret

January 8, 2015

To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.

– Bernadette Devlin

January 9, 2015

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.

– Anthony J. D'Angelo

January 10, 2015

Ask yourself, If I had only sixty seconds on the stage, what would I absolutely have to say to get my message across.

– Jeff Dewar

January 11, 2015

Weekends don't pay as well as weekdays but at least there's football.

– S.A. Sachs

January 12, 2015

We keep going back, stronger, not weaker, because we will not allow rejection to beat us down. It will only strengthen our resolve. To be successful there is no other way.

– Earl G. Graves

January 13, 2015

It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a single thing; his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business.

– Theodore Parker

January 14, 2015

Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.

– John Updike

January 15, 2015

For instance, the bicycle is the most efficient machine ever created: Converting calories into gas, a bicycle gets the equivalent of three thousand miles per gallon.


January 16, 2015

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.

– Lily Tomlin

January 17, 2015

It's your outlook on life that counts. If you take yourself lightly and don't take yourself too seriously, pretty soon you can find the humor in our everyday lives. And sometimes it can be a lifesaver.

– Betty White

January 18, 2015

We grow tired of everything but turning others into ridicule, and congratulating ourselves on their defects.

– William Hazlitt

January 19, 2015

Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and the false with the true.

– Martin Luther King Jr.

January 20, 2015

To always be intending to live a new life, but never find time to set about it --- this is as if a man should put off eating and drinking from one day to another till he be starved and destroyed.

– Walter Scott

January 21, 2015

The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.

– Red Auerbach

January 22, 2015

I have a "carpe diem" mug and, truthfully, at six in the morning the words do not make me want to seize the day. They make me want to slap a dead poet.

– Joanne Sherman

January 23, 2015

Most travel is best of all in the anticipation or the remembering; the reality has more to do with losing your luggage.

– Regina Nadelson

January 24, 2015

In a hospital, half of the patients get better food than at home.

– Gerhard Kocher

January 25, 2015

Emotion turning back on itself, and not leading on to thought or action, is the element of madness.

– John Sterling

January 26, 2015

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.

– Hans Hofmann

January 27, 2015

The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?

– J.B. Priestley

January 28, 2015

For me, a writer should be more like a lighthouse keeper, just out there by himself. He shouldn't get his ideas from other people all around him.

– Robert M. Pirsig

January 29, 2015

History is a kind of introduction to more interesting people than we can possibly meet in our restricted lives; let us not neglect the opportunity.

– Dexter Perkins

January 30, 2015

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.

– Victor Hugo

January 31, 2015

Satisfaction of one's curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.

– Linus Pauling