Thursday, December 31, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Walt Whitman

Happiness, knowledge, not in another place but this place, not for another hour but this hour.

-- Walt Whitman

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Ann Patchett

Never be so focused on what you’re looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find.

-- Ann Patchett

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Quote of the Day -- William Edward Hartpole Lecky

Passions weaken, but habits strengthen, with age, and it is the great task of youth to set the current of habit and to form the tastes which are most productive of happiness in life.

-- William Edward Hartpole Lecky

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Quote of the Day -- John Weiss

 It’s tempting to complain. We all end up experiencing health challenges and the slow march of physical deterioration. But telling everyone else about it only amplifies your misery. Focus on the positive, and gratitude for the good things in your life.

-- John Weiss

Friday, December 25, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Charles Dickens

It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour.

-- Charles Dickens

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Richard Hamming

Teachers should prepare the student for the student's future, not for the teacher's past.

-- Richard Hamming

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Anne Bradstreet

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

-- Anne Bradstreet

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Thomas Merton

There is another side of Kanchenjunga and of every mountain—the side that has never been photographed and turned into postcards. That is the only side worth seeing.

-- Thomas Merton

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Iris Murdoch

There is no substitute for the comfort supplied by the utterly taken-for-granted relationship.

-- Iris Murdoch

Monday, December 14, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Marie Curie

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.

-- Marie Curie

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Paulline Phillips (Dear Abby)

The best index to a person’s character is (a) how he treats people who can’t do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can’t fight back.

-- Pauline Phillips (Dear Abby)

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Friday, December 11, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Friedrich Nietzsche

A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions–as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all.

-- Friedrich Nietzsche

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Quote of the Day -- John Gardner

There's a myth that learning is for young people. But as the proverb says, 'It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.' The middle years are great, great learning years. Even the years past the middle years. I took on a new job after my 77th birthday – and I'm still learning. Learn all your life. Learn from your failures. Learn from your successes, When you hit a spell of trouble, ask 'What is it trying to teach me?' The lessons aren't always happy ones, but they keep coming.

-- John Gardner

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Marguerite Yourcenar

Everything turns out to be valuable that one does for one’s self without thought of profit.

-- Marguerite Yourcenar

Monday, December 7, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Anne O'Hare McCormick

Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but capacity to prevent it.

-- Anne O'Hare McCormick

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Thomas Donahue

The only effective answer to organized greed is organized labor.

-- Thomas Donahue

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Henry David Thoreau

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

-- Henry David Thoreau

Friday, December 4, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Bertrand Russell

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.

-- Bertrand Russell

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Eleanor Roosevelt

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.

-- Eleanor Roosevelt

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Quote of the Day -- Goethe

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.

-- Goethe

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Quote of the Day -- William Faulkner

Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.

-- William Faulkner