Monday, January 31, 2011

Enrico Fermi: Quote for January 31, 2011

There are two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you've made a measurement. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you've made a discovery.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Elbert Hubbard: Quote for January 30, 2011

If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Marianne Williamson: Quote for January 29, 2011

Joy is our goal, our destiny. We cannot know who we are except in Joy. Not knowing Joy, we do not know ourselves.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Fyodor Dostoevsky: Quote for January 28, 2011

If the devil doesn't exist, but man has created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness.
from: The Brothers Karamazov (Book 1880)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Vince Lombardi: Quote for January 27, 2011

Gentlemen, we are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence. I am not remotely interested in just being good.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Mikhail Bakunin: Quote for January 26, 2011

Anger gets hold of me whenever I think of the base and criminal means which they employ to keep the nations in perpetual slavery, undoubtedly that they may be the better able to fleece them. Of what consequence are the crimes of all the Tropmanns in the world compared with this crime of treason against humanity committed daily, in broad day, over the whole surface of the civilized world, by those who dare to call themselves the guardians and the fathers of the people?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

John Adams: Quote for January 25, 2011

Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Margaret Mead: Quote for January 24, 2011

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Ossie Davis: Quote for January 23, 2011

It is necessary to stay on the march, to be on the journey, to work for peace wherever we are at all times, because the liberty we cherish, which we would share with the world, demands eternal vigilance. And democracy is no easy path, but those of us who believe in it must be prepared to sacrifice in its cause more willingly than those who are prepared to die in the wars of aggression. We, too, must be dedicated to the cause of freedom.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Charles Darwin: Quote for January 22, 2011

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.

Friday, January 21, 2011

William Penn: Quote for January 21, 2011

I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

W. Clement Stone: Quote for January 20, 2011

When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Vaclav Havel: Quote for January 19, 2011

Today we find ourselves in a paradoxical situation. We enjoy all the achievements of modern civilization that have made our physical existence on this Earth easier in so many important ways. Yet, we do not know exactly what to do with ourselves, where to turn. In short, we live in postmodern world, where everything is possible and almost nothing is certain. The abyss between the rational and the spiritual, the external and the internal, the objective and the subjective, the technical and the moral, the universal and the unique, constantly grow deeper.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Plato: Quote for January 18, 2011

There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Martin Luther King: Quote for January 17, 2011

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemies - or else? The chain reaction of evil - hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars - must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Martha Graham: Quote for January 16, 2011

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Madonna: Quote for January 15, 2011

One thing I've learned is that I'm not the owner of my talent, I'm the manager of it. And if I learn how to manage my talent correctly—and if I accept that I'm just channeling things that come from God—the talent will keep flowing through me.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Buddha: Quote for January 14, 2011

To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Grace Lee Boggs: Quote for January 13, 2011

How are we going to make our livings in a society becoming increasingly jobless because of hi-tech and outsourcing? Where will we get the imagination to recognize that for most of human history the concept of Jobs didn’t even exist? Work, as distinguished from Labor, was done to produce needed goods and services, develop skills and artistry, and nurture cooperation.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Shirley MacLaine: Quote for January 12, 2011

Life doesn't happen to us. We make it happen. Reality isn't separate from us. We are creating our reality every moment of the day. For me that truth is the ultimate freedom and the ultimate responsibility.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Napoleon Bonaparte: Quote for January 11, 2011

Those who have changed the universe have never done it by changing officials, but always by inspiring the people.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Barry Goldwater: Quote for January 10, 2011

How did it happen? How did our national government grow from a servant with sharply limited powers into a master with virtually unlimited power? In part, we were swindled. There are occasions when we have elevated men and political parties to power that promised to restore limited government and then proceeded, after their election, to expand the activities of government. But let us be honest with ourselves. Broken promises are not the major causes of our trouble. Kept promises are. All too often we have put men in office who have suggested spending a little more on this, a little more on that, who have proposed a new welfare program, who have thought of another variety of 'security.' We have taken the bait, preferring to put off to another day the recapture of freedom and the restoration of our constitutional system. We have gone the way of many a democratic society that has lost its freedom by persuading itself that if 'the people' rule, all is well.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

W. Somerset Maugham: Quote for January 9, 2011

Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Barbara Kingsolver: Quote for January 8, 2011

People's dreams are made out of what they do all day. The same way a dog that runs after rabbits will dream of rabbits. It's what you do that makes your soul, not the other way around.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Jim Rohn: Quote for January 7, 2011

Let others lead small lives, but not you.
Let others argue over small things, but not you.
Let others cry over small hurts, but not you.
Let others leave their future in someone else's hands, but not you.