Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.

Carl Jung
psychologist 1875 - 1961

Monday, December 28, 2009

Read not to contradict and confute, not to believe and take for granted, not to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.

Sir Francis Bacon
philosopher 1561 - 1626

Saturday, December 26, 2009

The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.

philosopher 335 BC - 264 BC

Thursday, December 24, 2009

I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on another journey.

Charles Dickens
author 1812 - 1870

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

If the liberties of the American people are ever destroyed, they will fall by the hands of the clergy.

Marquis de Lafayette
revolutionary 1757 - 1834

Monday, December 21, 2009

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the one most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

Charles Darwin
biologist 1889 - 1882

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.

Eleanor Roosevelt
diplomat & first lady 1884 - 1962

Saturday, December 19, 2009

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.

Napoleon Bonaparte
general and politician 1769 - 1821

Thursday, December 17, 2009

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.

Thomas Jefferson
3rd U.S. president 1743 - 1826

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter. When they separate, man is no more.

Nikola Tesla
inventor 1856 - 1943

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.

Mark Twain
author 1835 - 1910

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.

spiritual leader 563 BC - 483 BC

Friday, December 11, 2009

God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature, and it has often been said by philosophers, that nature is the will of God. And I prefer to say that nature is the only body of God that we shall ever see.

Frank Lloyd Wright
architect 1867 - 1959

Thursday, December 10, 2009

If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.

Frank Zappa
musician 1940 - 1993

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The company of just and righteous men is better than wealth and a rich estate.

author 484 BC - 406 BC

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

To predict the behavior of ordinary people in advance, you only have to assume that they will always try to escape a disagreeable situation with the smallest possible expenditure of intelligence.

Freidrich Nietzche
philosopher 1844 - 1900

Monday, December 7, 2009

Most are engaged in business the greater part of their lives, because the soul abhors a vacuum and they have not discovered any continuous employment for man's nobler faculties.

Henry David Thoreau
author 1817 - 1862

Saturday, December 5, 2009

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.

James Branch Cabell

novelist 1879 - 1958

Friday, December 4, 2009

To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do.

Kahlil Gibran
poet 1883 - 1931

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education, without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.

James Garfield
20th U.S. president 1831 - 1881

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible - not to have run away.

Dag Hammarskjold
diplomat 1905 - 1961

When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.

C.P. Snow
physicist and novelist 1905 - 1980