Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Thought for Today

"The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it."

~~~~~ Edward Fitzgerald

Monday, March 30, 2015

Thought for Today

"While one man can discover a certain thing by himself, another is never able to understand it, even if taught by means of all possible expressions and metaphors, and during a long period; his mind can in no way grasp it, his capacity is insufficient for it."

~~~~~ Maimonides

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Thought for Today

"Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own."

~~~~~ Nelson Algren

Friday, March 27, 2015

Thought for Today

"There are many people in the world who feel that if only they had a bigger car, a nicer house, better vacations, a more understanding boss, or a more interesting partner, then their life would work. We all go through that one. Slowly we wear out most of our 'if onlies.'"

~~~~~ Joko Beck

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Thought for Today

"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."

~~~~~ Viktor E. Frankl

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Thought for Today

"Man seems to insist on ignoring the lessons available from history."

~~~~~ Norman Borlaug

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Thought for Today

"No good work is ever done while the heart is hot and anxious and fretted."

~~~~~ Olive Schreiner

Monday, March 23, 2015

Thought for Today

"Each generation must recreate liberty for its own times."

~~~~~ Florence Ellinwood Allen

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Thought for Today

"Fullness of knowledge always means some understanding of the depths of our ignorance; and that is always conducive to humility and reverence."

~~~~~ Robert Andrews Millikan

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Thought for Today

"Seventy is wormwood,
Seventy is gall
But it's better to be seventy,
Than not alive at all."

~~~~~ Phyllis McGinley

Friday, March 20, 2015

Thought for Today

"It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians."

~~~~~ Henrik Ibsen

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thought for Today

"An idea can be as flawless as can be, but its execution will always be full of mistakes."

~~~~~ Brent Scowcroft

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Thought for Today

"A healthful hunger for a great idea is the beauty and blessedness of life."

~~~~~ Jean Ingelow

Monday, March 16, 2015

Thought for Today

"When work is a pleasure, life is a joy! When work is a duty, life is slavery."

~~~~~ Maxim Gorky

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Thought for Today

"It's best make changes little by little, the same as you'd put clothes upon a growing child."

~~~~~ Augusta, Lady Gregory

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Thought for Today

"When a man has emerged from slavery, there must be some stage in the progress of his elevation when he takes the rank of mere citizen and ceases to be the special favorite of the laws."

~~~~~ Joseph P. Bradley

Friday, March 13, 2015

Thought for Today

"The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate."

~~~~~ Joseph Priestley

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Thought for Today

"He who says there is no such thing as an honest man, you may be sure is himself a knave."

~~~~~ George Berkeley

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Thought for Today

"To pursue science is not to disparage the things of the spirit. In fact, to pursue science rightly is to furnish the framework on which the spirit may rise."

~~~~~ Vannevar Bush

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015

Thought for Today

"All legislative experiments in the way of making forcible distribution of the wealth produced in any country have failed."

~~~~~ Leland Stanford

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Thought for Today

"Most of the things we do, we do for no better reason than that our fathers have done them or our neighbors do them, and the same is true of a larger part than what we suspect of what we think."

~~~~~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015

Thought for Today

"The weakest link in a chain is the strongest because it can break it."

~~~~~ Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Thought for Today

"The curse of covetousness is that it destroys manhood by substituting money for character."

~~~~~ Lucy Larcom

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Thought for Today

"We can all be geniuses because one definition of genius is the infinite capacity for taking pains."

~~~~~ Knute Rockne

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Thought for Today

"The proper method for hastening the decay of error is by teaching every man to think for himself."

~~~~~ William Godwin

Monday, March 2, 2015

Thought for Today

"Ideals are like the stars: we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our course by them."

~~~~~ Carl Schurz

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Thought for Today

"You'll find as you grow older that you weren't born such a great while ago after all. The time shortens up."

~~~~~ William Dean Howells