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Archives - December 2015

December 1, 2015

You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There's another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity.

– Bill Gates

December 2, 2015

I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.

– Maya Angelou

December 3, 2015

Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.

– G.D. Anderson

December 4, 2015

The author himself is the best judge of his own performance; none has so deeply meditated on the subject; none is so sincerely interested in the event.

– Edward Gibbon

December 5, 2015

One who has imagination without learning has wings without feet.

– Joseph Joubert

December 6, 2015

The darkness of the whole world cannot swallow the glowing of a candle.

– Robert Altinger

December 7, 2015

I know family comes first, but shouldn't that mean after breakfast?

– Jeff Lindsay

December 8, 2015

I don't speak because I have the power to speak; I speak because I don't have the power to remain silent.

– Rabbi A.Y. Kook

December 9, 2015

By all means use sometimes to be alone. Salute thyself; see what thy soul doth wear.

– George Herbert

December 10, 2015

All television is educational television. The question is: what is it teaching?

– Nicholas Johnson

December 11, 2015

Keep your face always toward the sunshine --- and shadows will fall behind you.

– Walt Whitman

December 12, 2015

That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.

– F. Scott Fitzgerald

December 13, 2015

When you think about flying, it's nuts really. Here you are at about 40,000 feet, screaming along at 700 miles an hour and you're sitting there drinking Diet Pepsi and eating peanuts. It just doesn't make any sense.

– David Letterman

December 14, 2015

With so much information now online, it is exceptionally easy to simply dive in and drown.

– Alfred Glossbrenner

December 15, 2015

It doesn't matter what we do until we accept ourselves. Once we accept ourselves, it doesn't matter what we do.

– Charly Heavenrich

December 16, 2015

It's vital to remember who you really are. It's very important. It isn't a good idea to rely on other people or things to do it for  you, you see. They always get it wrong.

– Terry Pratchett, SOURCERY

December 17, 2015

There are those who are so scrupulously afraid of doing wrong that they seldom venture to do anything.

– Vauvenargues

December 18, 2015

Whatever muscles I have are the product of my own hard work and nothing else.

– Evelyn Ashford

December 19, 2015

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.

– Anne Frank

December 20, 2015

Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine.

– Whoopi Goldberg

December 21, 2015

I think of my life as a kind of music, not always good music but still having form and melody.

– John Steinbeck, EAST OF EDEN

December 22, 2015

Winter came down to our home one night
Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow,
And we, we were children once again.

– Bill Morgan, Jr.

December 23, 2015

One of the virtues of being very young is that you don't let the facts get in the way of your imagination.

– Sam Levenson

December 24, 2015

Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.


December 25, 2015

Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.

– B. C. Forbes

December 26, 2015

The moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.

– James Baldwin

December 27, 2015

Tea is quiet and our thirst for tea is never far from our craving for beauty.

– James Norwood Pratt

December 28, 2015

A dinner invitation, once accepted, is a sacred obligation. If you die before the dinner takes place, your executor must attend.

– Ward McAllister

December 29, 2015

True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories.

– Florence King

December 30, 2015

The trick to not growing old is to: Stay curious. Keep your teeth. Stay hopeful. Do everything gracefully, yet kick when you have to.

– Carew Papritz

December 31, 2015

Tonight’s December thirty-first,
Something is about to burst.
The clock is crouching, dark and small,
Like a time bomb in the hall.
Hark, it's midnight, children dear.
Duck! Here comes another year!

– Ogden Nash