Monday, December 31, 2007

John Newton: Quote for December 31, 2007

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

-- John Newton

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It was John Newton, a reformed slave ship captain, who wrote this beloved hymn. I hope, that during the coming year, we all make use of the good in our hearts to do the things that help and inspire our fellow man. Happy New Year!

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Sunday, December 30, 2007

L. Ron Hubbard: Quote for December 30, 2007

Ideas and not battles mark the forward progress of mankind. Individuals, and not masses, form the culture of the race.

-- L. Ron Hubbard


Saturday, December 29, 2007

Benazir Bhutto: Quote for December 29, 2007

People don't have the luxury in life of knowing what's going to happen. But I took a decision and I've lived with that decision, and, I suppose, if I had to take this decision all over again, I would take it again. I took this decision on the last day of my father's life when I decided that I would continue his work for a democratic Pakistan. And since that day I've never looked back and I've never wavered.

-- Benazir Bhutto

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Friday, December 28, 2007

Pearl S. Buck: Quote for December 28, 2007

I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has got to get down to work.

-- Pearl S. Buck


Thursday, December 27, 2007

Edward R. Murrow: Quote for December 27, 2007

We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig deep into our history and our doctrine and remember that we are not descended from fearful men.

-- Edward R. Murrow

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Katharine Whitehorn: Quote for December 26, 2007

From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist, it would be necessary to invent it.

-- Katharine Whitehorn


Monday, December 24, 2007

Francis Pharcellus Church: Quote for December 24, 2007

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus.

-- Francis Pharcellus Church


Sunday, December 23, 2007

Ebenezer Scrooge: Quote for December 23, 2007

You keep Christmas your way, let me keep it in mine.

from: Scrooge (1935)

-- Ebenezer Scrooge

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Shirley Temple: Quote for December 22, 2007

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.

-- Shirley Temple


Friday, December 21, 2007

Underdog: Quote for December 21, 2007

It's hard to feel destined for greatness when you keep messing up, but destiny is a funny thing, it will creep up on you when you least expect it.

from: Underdog (2002)

-- Underdog

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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Edgar Allan Poe: Quote for December 20, 2007

The ninety and nine are with dreams content, but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true.

-- Edgar Allan Poe


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Frida Kahlo: Quote for December 19, 2007

At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.

from: Frida (2002)

-- Frida Kahlo

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Cyrus Curtis: Quote for December 18, 2007

There are two kinds of people who never amount to much: those who cannot do what they are told, and those who can do nothing else.

-- Cyrus Curtis


Monday, December 17, 2007

Sirius Black: Quote for December 17, 2007

We've all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That's who we really are.

from: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

-- Sirius Black

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