Monday, December 31, 2012

Thought for Today

"In life there is nothing more unexpected and surprising than the arrivals and departures of pleasure. If we find it in one place today, it is vain to seek it there tomorrow. You can not lay a trap for it."

~~~~~ Alexander Smith

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Thought for Today

"I have struck a city – a real city – and they call it Chicago... I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages."

~~~~ Rudyard Kipling

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Thought for Today

"Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it."

~~~~~ Pablo Casals

Friday, December 28, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Thought for Today

"I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses."

~~~~~ Johannes Kepler

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Thought for Today

"The public character of every public servant is a legitimate subject of discussion, and his fitness or unfitness for office may be fairly canvassed by any person."

~~~~ Charles Babbage

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Thought for Today

"Pets, like their owners, tend to expand a little over the Christmas period."

~~~~~ Frances Wright

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Thought for Today

"The moral case for individual initiative in a free economy holds that people have a God-given right to use their creativity to produce things that improve our lives."

~~~~~ Paul Ryan

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Thought for Today

"When we are afraid we ought not to occupy ourselves with endeavoring to prove that there is no danger, but in strengthening ourselves to go on in spite of the danger."

~~~~~ Mark Rutherford

Friday, December 21, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thought for Today

"Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system."

~~~~~ Sidney Hook

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Thought for Today

"Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world. If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off."

~~~~~ Bill Veeck

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Thought for Today

"You needn't tell me that a man who doesn't love oysters and asparagus and good wines has got a soul, or a stomach either. He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed."

~~~~~ Saki (H. H. Munro)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Thought for Today

"Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup."

~~~~~ Ludwig van Beethoven

Today is Beethoven's 242nd birthday. Alles Gute zum Geburtstag (Happy birthday), Ludwig!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Thought for Today

"I mean, the general rule is if you're not prepared to make a mistake, you're not going to make much progress."

~~~~~ Maurice Wilkins

Friday, December 14, 2012

Thought for Today

"Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk."

~~~~~ Margaret Chase Smith

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thought for Today

"Communism possesses a language which every people can understand - its elements are hunger, envy, and death."

~~~~~ Heinrich Heine

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Thought for Today

"Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in."

~~~~~ Gustave Flaubert

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Thought for Today

"A few years' experience will convince us that those things which at the time they happened we regarded as our greatest misfortunes have proved our greatest blessings."

~~~~~ George Mason

Monday, December 10, 2012

Thought for Today

"It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellow men."

~~~~~ George MacDonald

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Thought for Today

"The chief internal enemies of any state are those public officials who betray the trust imposed upon them by the people."

~~~~~ Dalton Trumbo

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Thought for Today

"Watch out when you're getting all you want. Fattening hogs ain't in luck."

~~~~~ Joel Chandler Harris

Friday, December 7, 2012

Thought for Today

"The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young."

~~~~~ Willa Cather

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Thought for Today

"The need for Government is the need for force; where force is unnecessary, there is no need for Government."

~~~~~ Rose Wilder Lane

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Thought for Today

"Teach a parrot the terms 'supply and demand' and you've got an economist."

~~~~~ Thomas Carlyle

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Thought for Today

"If you can't ignore an insult, top it; if you can't top it, laugh it off; and if you can't laugh it off, it's probably deserved."

~~~~~ Russell Lynes

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Thought for Today

"There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up."

~~~~~ Rex Stout