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Archives - May 2015

May 2, 2015

Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.

– Queen Elizabeth

May 3, 2015

In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.

– Lee Iacocca

May 4, 2015

There is no greater glory than love, nor any greater punishment than jealousy.

– Lope de Vega

May 4, 2015

Don't wreck a sublime chocolate experience by feeling guilty.

– Lora Brody

May 5, 2015

A laugh is a smile that bursts.

– Mary H. Waldrip

May 7, 2015

Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.

– Erma Bombeck

May 8, 2015

In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.

– Benjamin Franklin

May 9, 2015

What a commentary on civilization, when being alone is being suspect; when one has to apologize for it, make excuses, hide the fact that one practices it --- like a secret vice.

– Anne Morrow Lindbergh

May 10, 2015

On Mother’s Day I have written a poem for you. In the interest of poetic economy and truth, I have succeeded in concentrating my deepest feelings and beliefs into two perfectly crafted lines:
You’re my mother,
I would have no other!

– Forest Houtenschil

May 11, 2015

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.

– Antoine Rivarol

May 12, 2015

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.

– Chili Davis

May 13, 2015

They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds.

– Wilt Chamberlain

May 14, 2015

Stubbornness does have its helpful features. You always know what you are going to be thinking tomorrow.

– Glen Beaman

May 15, 2015

It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presence may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.

– James Douglas

May 16, 2015

To be an ideal guest, stay at home.

– Edward W. Howe

May 17, 2015

Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time.


May 18, 2015

There is no way in which to understand the world without first detecting it through the radar-net of our senses.

– Diane Ackerman

May 19, 2015

Invisible tears are the hardest to wipe away. Just let it out, my friend.

– Terri Guillemets

May 20, 2015

There's only one requirement of any of us, and that is to be courageous. Because courage, as you might know, defines all other human behavior. And, I believe --- because I've done a little of this myself --- pretending to be courageous is just as good as the real thing.

– David Letterman

May 21, 2015

Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.

– Robert Burns

May 22, 2015

In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give your style.

– Sydney Smith

May 23, 2015

There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.

– William James

May 24, 2015

It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't.

– Martin Van Buren

May 24, 2015

Blow out, you bugles, over the rich Dead!
There's none of these so lonely and poor of old,
But, dying, has made us rarer gifts than gold.

– Rupert Brooke

May 26, 2015

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.

– Washington Irving

May 27, 2015

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.

– Rabindranath Tagore

May 28, 2015

After a certain number of years, our faces become our biographies.

– Cynthia Ozick, The Paris Review

May 28, 2015

Hope rises like a phoenix from the ashes of shattered dreams.

– S.A. Sachs

May 30, 2015

Our siblings. They resemble us just enough to make all their differences confusing, and no matter what we choose to make of this, we are cast in relation to them our whole lives long.

– Susan Scarf Merrell

May 31, 2015

Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says "Go!" --- a leader says "Let's go!"

– E.M. Kelly

May 31, 2015

Freedom is strangely ephemeral. It is something like breathing; one only becomes acutely aware of its importance when one is choking.

– William E. Simon