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Monday, December 19, 2005

Plato

"The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men."

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Donald Robert Perry Marquis (1878-1937)

The females of all species are most dangerous when they appear to retreat.

Martin Niemöller

First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.

Provided by Jeff

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Louis Adolphe Thiers (1797-1877)

For those who govern, the first thing required is indifference to newspapers.

Friday, December 16, 2005

Jules Renard

Look for the ridiculous in everything, and you will find it!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Spock

"Logic is the beginning of wisdom, not the end. You must have faith that the Universe will unfold as it should"

Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country

Robert Browning

A minute's success pays the failure of years.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Thomas Fuller

The small demerit extinguishes a long service.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Albert Einstein

Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Japanese proverb

First the man takes a drink. Then the drink takes a drink. Then the drink takes the man.

Shakti Gawain

Problems are messages.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

John Kennedy

Those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.

Milton S. Gould, U.S. attorney

When you soar like an eagle, you attract the hunters.

Robert Quillen

It's a great kindness to trust people with a secret. They feel so important while telling it.

Scottish proverb

Never let your feet run faster than your shoes.

G. K. Chesterton


Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.

Photo by bob

Emily Lotney

A converted cannibal is one who, on Friday, eats only fishermen.

Japanese proverb

If you believe everything you read, better not read.

Oscar Wilde

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

Cyrus Ching

I learned long ago never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.

Ernesto "Che" Guevara

Silence is argument carried on by other means.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Jonathan Winters

I couldn't wait for success...so I went ahead without it.

Friday, December 09, 2005

David Grayson

I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. And thus I drift along into the holidays - let them overtake me unexpectedly - waking up some find morning and suddenly saying to myself: "Why, this is Christmas Day!"

John Anthony Ciardi

Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal, with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Oscar Wilde

It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is fatal.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

William Shakespeare

What's past is prologue.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Henry David Thoreau

There is no more fatal blunder than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Edmund Burke

He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

John M. Shanahan

Personal sin reflected upon breeds compassion.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Lewis Carroll

If it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be;
but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Mark Twain

My works are like water. The works of the great masters are like wine. But everybody drinks water. - from his private notebook, 1885

Robert Southey

It is with words as with sunbeams -- the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.

Arthur Waley

Keep off your thoughts from things that are past and done; for thinking of the past wakes regret and pain.