Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Thought for Today

"You know that I write slowly. This is chiefly because I am never satisfied until I have said as much as possible in a few words, and writing briefly takes far more time than writing at length."

~~~~~ Carl Friedrich Gauss

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Thought for Today

"Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory."

~~~~~ Sir Thomas Beecham

Monday, April 28, 2014

Thought for Today

"It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty."

~~~~~ James Monroe

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Thought for Today

"Old forms of government finally grow so oppressive that they must be thrown off even at the risk of reigns of terror."

~~~~~ Herbert Spencer

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Thought for Today

"There comes a time in a man's life when to get where he has to go – if there are no doors or windows he walks through a wall."

~~~~~ Bernard Malamud

Friday, April 25, 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Thought for Today

"Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost."

~~~~~ Chauncey Depew

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Thought for Today

"He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals."

~~~~~ Immanuel Kant

Monday, April 21, 2014

Thought for Today

"Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow firm there, firm as weeds among stones."

~~~~~ Charlotte Bronte

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Thought for Today

"Most human beings are quite likable if you do not see too much of them."

~~~~~ Robert Wilson Lynd

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thought for Today

"It often happens that when a person possesses a particular ability to an extraordinary degree, nature makes up for it by leaving him or her incompetent in every other department."

~~~~~ Robert Shea

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Thought for Today

"What can be more foolish than to think that all this rare fabric of heaven and earth could come by chance, when all the skill of art is not able to make an oyster!"

~~~~~ Anatole France

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Thought for Today

"The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.

~~~~~ Dr. Thomas Szasz

Monday, April 14, 2014

Thought for Today

"While it is well enough to leave footprints on the sands of time, it is even more important to make sure they point in a commendable direction."

~~~~~ James Branch Cabell

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Thought for Today

"I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend."

~~~~~ Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Thought for Today

"An oppressed people are authorized whenever they can to rise and break their fetters."

~~~~~ Henry Clay

Friday, April 11, 2014

Thought for Today

"Publicity is a great purifier because it sets in action the forces of public opinion, and in this country public opinion controls the courses of the nation."

~~~~~ Charles Evans Hughes

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thought for Today

"A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will in time produce a people as base as itself."

~~~~~ Joseph Pulitzer

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Thought for Today

"Men should be judged not by their tint of skin, the gods they serve, the vintage they drink, nor by the way they fight, or love, or sin, but by the quality of the thought they think."

~~~~~ Adela Florence Nicolson

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Thought for Today

"The capacity of man himself is only revealed when, under stress and responsibility, he breaks through his educational shell, and he may then be a splendid surprise to himself no less than to this teachers."

~~~~~ Dr. Harvey Cushing

Monday, April 7, 2014

Thought for Today

"The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this."

~~~~~ William Wordsworth

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Thought for Today

"The man who can speak acceptably is usually given credit for an ability out of all proportion to what he really possesses."

~~~~~ Lowell Thomas

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Thought for Today

"No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that because he belongs to this or that race he will be advanced in life regardless of his own merits or efforts."

~~~~~ Booker T. Washington

Friday, April 4, 2014

Thought for Today

"All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions."

~~~~~ James Freeman Clarke

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Thought for Today

"The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men."

~~~~~ Emile Zola

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Thought for Today

"It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more."

~~~~~ Agnes Repplier