Saturday, November 30, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Aristotle

Whatever creates or increases happiness or some part of happiness, we ought to do; whatever destroys or hampers happiness, or gives rise to its opposite, we ought not to do. 
-- Aristotle

Friday, November 29, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Alexis de Tocqueville

Ambition is his crime, and it will be his punishment too: intrigue is his native element, and intrigue will confound his tricks, and will deprive him of his power: he governs by means of corruption, and his immoral practices will redound to his shame and confusion. His conduct in the political arena has been that of a shameless and lawless gamester. He succeeded at the time, but the hour of retribution approaches, and he will be obliged to disgorge his winnings, to throw aside his false dice, and to end his days in some retirement, where he may curse his madness at his leisure; for repentance is a virtue with which his heart is likely to remain forever unacquainted. 
-- Alexis de Tocqueville

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Friedrich Nietzsche

There is one thing one has to have: either a soul that is cheerful by nature, or a soul that is cheerful by work, love, art, and knowledge. 
-- Friedrich Nietzsche

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Quote of the Day -- William Arthur Ward

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.  
-- William Arthur Ward

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Sarah Manguso

Failure is a good preparation for success, which comes as a pleasant surprise, but success is poor preparation for failure. 
-- Sarah Manguso

Monday, November 25, 2019

Quote of the Day -- H.L. Mencken

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking. 
-- H.L Mencken

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Quote of the Day - Michel de Montaigne

Wisdom has its excesses, and has no less need of moderation than folly. 
-- Michel de Montaigne

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Mencius

He who attends to his greater self becomes a great man, and he who attends to his smaller self becomes a small man.
-- Mencius

Friday, November 22, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Benjamin Franklin

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander Time; for that’s the Stuff Life is made of.
-- Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Zora Neale Hurston

There are years that ask questions and years that answer.
– Zora Neale Hurston

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Carl Sagan

I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time — when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what’s true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness…
The dumbing down of American is most evident in the slow decay of substantive content in the enormously influential media, the 30 second sound bites (now down to 10 seconds or less), lowest common denominator programming, credulous presentations on pseudoscience and superstition, but especially a kind of celebration of ignorance
-- Carl Sagan

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Henry James

Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind. 
– Henry James

Monday, November 18, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Ann Richards

Poor George, he can't help it. He was born with a silver foot in his mouth.  
-- Ann Richards

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Plato

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

Friday, November 15, 2019

Quote of the Day -- William Edward Hartpole Lecky

Of all the tasks which are set before man in life, the education and management of his character is the most important, and, in order that it should be successfully pursued, it is necessary that he should make a calm and careful survey of his own tendencies, unblinded either by the self-deception which conceals errors and magnifies excellences, or by the indiscriminate pessimism which refuses to recognize his powers for good. He must avoid the fatalism which would persuade him that he has no power over his nature, and he must also clearly recognize that this power is not unlimited. 
-- William Edward Hartpole Lecky

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Cicero

Read at every wait; read at all hours; read within leisure; read in times of labor; read as one goes in; read as one goest out. The task of the educated mind is simply put: read to lead.  
-- Cicero

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Gretchen Rubin

Something that’s affordable quickly becomes disposable. 
--Gretchen Rubin

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Daniel Kahneman

A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth. Authoritarian institutions and marketers have always known this fact. 
-- Daniel Kahneman

Monday, November 11, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Claire Messud

Rushing around can be a pointless diversion from actually living your life.
 -- Claire Messud

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Douglas Adams

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. 
-- Douglas Adams

Friday, November 8, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Happiness does not lie in happiness, but in the achievement of it.
-- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Michelangelo

The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.
-- Michelangelo

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Arthur Schopenhauer

A precondition for reading good books is not reading bad ones: for life is short.
-- Arthur Schopenhauer

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Eric Hoffer

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
-- Eric Hoffer

Monday, November 4, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Eleanor Roosevelt

The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Quote of the Day -- G.K. Chesterton

The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land…the only way to go to England is to go away from it. 
-- G.K. Chesterton

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Quote of the Day -- James Clear

Your outcomes are a lagging measure of your habits. Your net worth is a lagging measure of your financial habits. Your weight is a lagging measure of your eating habits. Your knowledge is a lagging measure of your learning habits. Your clutter is a lagging measure of your cleaning habits. You get what you repeat.
-- James Clear, Atomic Habits

Friday, November 1, 2019

Quote of the Day -- Soren Kierkegaard

There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.
-- Soren Kierkegaard