Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Larry Page: Quote for August 31, 2011

You can try to control people, or you can try to have a system that represents reality. I find that knowing what's really happening is more important than trying to control people.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Gerald Celente: Quote for August 30, 2011

No more Wall Street, we need Main Street. No more Walmart, we need Mom and Pops. No more factory farms, we need family farms.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Charles Evans Hughes: Quote for August 29, 2011

The United States is the greatest law factory the world has ever known.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Isaac Asimov: Quote for August 28, 2011

If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hermann Hesse: Quote for August 27, 2011

It is possible for one never to transgress a single law and still be a bastard. And vice versa. Actually it's only a question of convenience. Those who are too lazy and comfortable to think for themselves and be their own judges obey the laws. Others sense their own laws within them; things are forbidden to them that every honorable man will do any day in the year and other things are allowed to them that are generally despised. Each person must stand on his own feet.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Dr. Wayne Dyer: Quote for August 26, 2011

A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Katharine Hepburn: Quote for August 25, 2011

The thing about life is that you must survive. Life is going to be difficult, and dreadful things will happen. What you do is move along, get on with it, and be tough. Not in the sense of being mean to others, but being tough with yourself and making a deadly effort not to be defeated.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Charlie Chaplin: Quote for August 24, 2011

I am but one thing, and one thing only - and that is a clown. It places me on a higher plane than any politician.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Michele Bachmann: Quote for August 23, 2011

Carbon dioxide is portrayed as harmful. But there isn't even one study that can be produced that shows that carbon dioxide is a harmful gas.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Victor Frankl: Quote for August 22, 2011

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken away from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s way. The way in which a man accepts his fate and all the suffering it entails, the way in which he takes up his cross, gives him ample opportunity—even in the most difficult circumstances—to add a deeper meaning to life.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Jose Marti: Quote for August 21, 2011

The first duty of a man is to think for himself.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Ezra Pound: Quote for August 20, 2011

The real trouble with war (modern war) is that it gives no one a chance to kill the right people.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Paul R. Ehrlich: Quote for August 19, 2011

The system as a whole is too restrictive and as a result, many errors of law can arise out of such a flawed and complicated process.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Dalai Lama XIV: Quote for August 18, 2011

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

William Castle: Quote for August 17, 2011

An expert is a man who tells you a simple thing in a confused way in such a fashion as to make you think the confusion is your own fault.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Thomas Szasz: Quote for August 16, 2011

Every act of conscious learning requires the willingness to suffer an injury to one's self-esteem. That is why young children, before they are aware of their own self-importance, learn so easily.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Ronald Reagan: Quote for August 15, 2011

Someone once said that every form of government has one characteristic peculiar to it and if that characteristic is lost, the government will fall. In a monarchy, it is affection and respect for the royal family. If that is lost the monarch is lost. In a dictatorship, it is fear. If the people stop fearing the dictator he'll lose power. In a representative government such as ours, it is virtue. If virtue goes, the government fails. Are we choosing paths that are politically expedient and morally questionable? Are we in truth losing our virtue? . . . If so, we may be nearer the dustbin of history than we realize.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Robert Collier: Quote for August 14, 2011

All of us have bad luck and good luck. The man who persists through the bad luck -- who keeps right on going -- is the man who is there when the good luck comes -- and is ready to receive it.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Timothy Zahn: Quote for August 13, 2011

Luck is merely an illusion, trusted by the ignorant and chased by the foolish.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Beryl Markham: Quote for August 12, 2011

I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can. Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

John Lubbock: Quote for August 11, 2011

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Walt Whitman: Quote for August 10, 2011

Love the earth and sun and animals,
Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,
Stand up for the stupid and crazy,
Devote your income and labor to others...
And your very flesh shall be a great poem.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

J. D. Salinger: Quote for August 9, 2011

I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.

Monday, August 8, 2011

King David: Quote for August 8, 2011

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:
Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:
And I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Douglas Noel Adams: Quote for August 7, 2011

This planet has — or rather had — a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it was not the small pieces of paper that were unhappy.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Edward Bernays: Quote for August 6, 2011

Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.