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Archives - April 2015

April 1, 2015

A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke --- and that the joke is oneself.

– Clifton Fadiman

April 2, 2015

"Be yourself" is about the worst advice you can give some people.

– Tom Masson

April 3, 2015

The simple solution for disappointment depression: Get up and get moving. Physically move. Do. Act. Get going.

– Peter McWilliams, LIFE 101

April 4, 2015

It's a fact that it is much more comfortable to be in the position of the person who has been offended than to be the unfortunate cause of it.

– Barbara Walters

April 5, 2015

Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and beauty and happiness.

– Floyd W. Tomkins

April 6, 2015

Opening day. All you have to do is say the words and you feel the shutters thrown wide, the room air out, the light pour in. In baseball, no other day is so pure with possibility. No scores yet, no losses, no blame or disappointment. No hangover, at least until the game's over.

– Mary Schmich

April 6, 2015

There comes that mysterious meeting in life when someone acknowledges who we are and what we can be, igniting the circuits of our highest potential.

– Rusty Berkus

April 8, 2015

Skipping is nature’s antidepressant.

– Jessi Lane Adams

April 9, 2015

If in the last few years you haven't discarded a major opinion or acquired a new one, check your pulse. You may be dead.

– Gelett Burgess

April 10, 2015

Siblings are the people we practice on, the people who teach us about fairness and cooperation and kindness and caring --- quite often the hard way.

– Pamela Dugdale

April 11, 2015

At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer.

– Marshall Lumsden

April 12, 2015

I have never liked working. To me a job is an invasion of privacy.

– Danny McGoorty

April 12, 2015

Rainbows apologize for angry skies.

– Sylvia Voirol

April 13, 2015

Nothing is less instructive than a machine.

– Simone Weil

April 14, 2015

There may be liberty and justice for all, but there are tax breaks only for some.

– Martin A. Sullivan

April 16, 2015

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

– William Blake

April 16, 2015

Even on the most exalted throne in the world we are only sitting on our own bottom.

– Michel de Montaigne

April 17, 2015

Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.

– Jawaharlal Nehru

April 19, 2015

There would be no great men if there were no little ones.

– George Herbert

April 20, 2015

Hope is tomorrow's veneer over today's disappointment. 

– Evan Esar

April 21, 2015

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.

– Lin Yutang

April 22, 2015

Make sure you visualize what you really want, not what someone else wants for you.

– Jerry Gillies

April 23, 2015

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.

– Donald Laird

April 24, 2015

Visitors should behave in such a way that the host and hostess feel at home.

– J.S. Farynski

April 25, 2015

A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.

– Max Müller

April 26, 2015

My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far I’ve finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.

– Dave Barry

April 27, 2015

All ballplayers should quit when it starts to feel as if all the baselines run uphill.

– Babe Ruth

April 28, 2015

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.

– Jim Rohn

April 29, 2015

Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real.

– Thomas Merton

April 30, 2015

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

– Fred Allen

April 30, 2015

On the one hand, shopping is dependable: You can do it alone, if you lose your heart to something that is wrong for you, you can return it; it's instant gratification and yet something you buy may well last for years.

– Judith Krantz