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quoteEach month, the PALC posts a thought-provoking quote. Here are quotes posted in the past.

“We'd do well to remember that at the end of the day, the law doesn't defend us; we defend the law."Edward Snowden (June, 2016)

“Education is not a product: mark, diploma, job, money in that order; it is a process, a never ending one."
Bel Kaufman (May, 2016)

“You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."
Mark Twain (April, 2016)

“We never know which lives we influence, or when, or why.
Stephen King (March, 2016)

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
Albert Einstein (February, 2016)

“The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action.
Herbert Spencer (January, 2016)

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Aristotle (December, 2015)

“An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't.
 Anatole France (November, 2015)

“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein (October, 2015)

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.
—Chinese Proverb (September, 2015)

“ There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that's your own self.
Aldous Huxley (August, 2015)

The things which hurt, instruct. Benjamin Franklin (July, 2015)

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.
J.K. Rowling (June, 2015)

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
Henry Ford (May, 2015)

“Education provides us with a protected space within which to think against the grain of received opinion: a space to question and challenge, to imagine the world from different standpoints and perspectives, to reflect upon ourselves in relation to others and, in so doing, to understand what it means to 'assume responsibility'.
Hannah Arendt (April, 2015)

“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. G.K. Chesterton (March, 2015)

For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong. H.L.Mencken (February, 2015)

Only the educated are free. Epictetus (January, 2015)

Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach. Albert Einstein (December, 2014)

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”
Malala Yousafzai (November, 2014)

 "It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows."—Epictetus (October, 2014)

"The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.
"—Herbert Spencer (September, 2014)

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
"—Mahatma Gandhi (July, 2014)

"Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that a son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a nation.
"—Nelson Mandela (June, 2014)

"Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
"—George Bernard Shaw (May 10, 2014)

"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.
"—Ray Bradbury (March 2, 2014)

"Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
"—Albert Schweitzer (January 29, 2014)

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt within the heart.
"—Helen Keller (December 15, 2013)

"Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
"—Andre Gide (November 10, 2013)

"On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good and not quite all the time.
"—George Orwell (October 14, 2013)

"Whatever you think, be sure it is what you think; whatever you want, be sure that is what you want; whatever you feel, be sure that is what you feel.
."—T. S. Elliot (September 13, 2013)

 "Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well."—Josh Billings (August 19, 2013)

 "They always talk who never think."—Matthew Prior (August 12, 2013)

"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest
."—Mark Twain (August 5, 2013)

"Parents can only advise their children or point them in the right direction. Ultimately people shape their own characters
."—Anne Frank (July 28, 2013)

 "Inspiration does exist, but it must find you working."—Pablo Picasso (July 14, 2013)

"Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done
."—Andy Rooney (July 7, 2013)

Ever notice that anyone going slower than you is an idiot, but anyone going faster is a maniac?"—George Carlin June 30, 2013)

"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.
"—Albert Einstein (June 16, 2013)

"We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty."—Sir Winston Churchill (June 9, 2013)

 "Education is the best provision for the journey to old age."—Aristotle (June 2, 2013)

 "Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater."—William Hazlitt (May 26, 2013)

"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe."—H. G. Wells (May 19, 2013)

"Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars . . . Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."—Martin Luther King (May 12, 2013)

"It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues."—Abraham Lincoln (May 5, 2013)

"There must be more to life than having everything."—Maurice Sendak (April 28, 2013)

"Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards."—Aldous Huxley (April 21, 2013)

"Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence."—H. L. Mencken (April 16, 2013)

"The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible."—Bertrand Russell (April 9, 2013)

 "Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better."—Albert Camus (April 2, 2013)

"Dare to be yourself."—Andre Gide (March 23, 2013)

"There is always a well-known solution to every human problem--neat, plausible, and wrong."—H.L. Mencken (March 17, 2013)

"One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say."—Will Durant (March 10, 2013)

"Hatred does not cease in this world by hating, but by not hating; this is an eternal truth."—Buddha (March 3, 2013)

"We believe that an artist, in order to be true to himself and his work, must be a free man."—John F. Kennedy (February 24, 2013)

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."—Dwight D Eisenhower (February 17, 2013)

 "Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd."—Voltaire (February 10, 2013)

"We make our fortunes and call them fate."—Benjamin Disraeli (February 3, 2013)

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
"Sir Winston Churchill (January 27, 2013)

"To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
"Bertrand Russel (January 20, 2013)

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
"George Bernard Shaw (January 13, 2013)

"People are, if anything, more touchy about being thought silly than they are about being thought unjust.
"E.B.White (January 6, 2013)

"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
"Lao-tzu (December 31, 2012)

"If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.
"John Lennon (December 23, 2012)

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
"Aesop (December 16, 2012)

"If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
"Socrates (December 9, 2012)

"Moments of kindness and reconciliation are worth having, even if the parting has to come sooner or later..
"Alice Munro (December 2, 2012)

"During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them have done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think.
"Bernard Baruch (November 25, 2012)

"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.
"Dr. Seuss (November 18, 2012)

"A free society is a place where it's safe to be unpopular."Adlai Stevenson (November 11, 2012)

"A wise man cares not for that which he cannot have."
— Italian Proverb (November 4, 2012)

"When in doubt, tell the truth."
— Mark Twain (October 27, 2012)

"Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
— Will Rogers (October 14, 2012)

"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so."
— William Shakespeare (October 7, 2012)

"A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic."
— George Bernard Shaw  (September 30, 2012)

"He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder."
— M.C.Escher (September 23, 2012)

"Our lives teach us who we are."
— Salman Rushdie (September 16, 2012)

"Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is."
— Albert Camus (September 9, 2012)

"Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history."
— Plato (September 2, 2102)

"Humans have a knack for choosing precisely the things that are worst for them."
— J.K. Rowling (August 26, 2012)

"Experience teaches only the teachable."
— Aldous Huxley (August 19, 2012)

"There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is a willingness to contemplate what is happening."
— Marshall McLuhan (August 12, 2012)

"Ignore the awful times, and concentrate on the good ones."
— Kurt Vonnegut (August 7, 2012)

"To play it safe is not to play."
— Robert Altman (July 15, 2012)

"It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends."
— J.K. Rowling (July 8, 2012)

"The more laws, the less justice.
"— Cicero (July 8, 2012)

"The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true.
"— Robert Oppenheimer (July 1, 2012)

"You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
"— Mark Twain (June 24, 2012)

"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.
"— Mahatma Gandhi (June 17, 2012)

"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
"— Pablo Picasso (June 10, 2012)

"We can learn nothing except by going from the known to the unknown.
"— Claude Bernard (June 3, 2012)

"Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
"— Tom Stoppard (May 27, 2012)

"Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.
"— Sinclair Lewis (May 20, 2012)

"Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
"— Sir Winston Churchill (May 13, 2012)

"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
— Salvadore Dali (May 6, 2012)

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
— Plato (April 29, 2012)

"The fact that a great many people believe something is no guarantee of its truth."
— W. Somerset Maugham (April 22, 2012)

"It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into."
— Jonathan Swift (April 15, 2012)

"Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure."
— William Saroyan (April 8, 2012)

 "Drama is life with the dull bits cut out."
— Alfred Hitchcock (April 1, 2012)

"Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them."
— Adlai Stevenson (March 25, 2012)

"We don't get things unless we plan for them, unless we organize for them and work for them, and I think perhaps we have not worked enough on education."
— Eleanor Roosevelt  (March 4, 2012)

"The ultimate security is your understanding of reality."
— H. Stanley Judd (February 26, 2012)

"When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat.
"— Henry Miller  (February 19, 2012)

"Humor is our way of defending ourselves from life's absurdities by thinking absurdly about them.
"— Lewis Mumford  (February 12, 2012)

"Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.
"— Martha Graham  (February 5, 2012)

"War does not determine who is right - only who is left
."— Bertrand Russell (January 29, 2012)

"It would be absurd if we did not understand both angels and devils, since we invented them."
— John Steinbeck (January 22, 2012)

"Only through art can we get outside of ourselves and know another's view of the universe."
— Marcel Proust (January 15, 2012)

"It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop."
— Confucious (January 8, 2012)

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.
"Arthur Ashe (January 1, 2012)

"Man is what he believes.
"Anton Chekhov (December 18, 2011)

"Oppression can only survive through silence.
"— Carmen de Monteflores (December 11, 2011)

"The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
"— Sir William Osler  (December 4, 2011)

"The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
"— Oscar Wilde (November 27, 2011)

"He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
"— Albert Einstein (November 20, 2011)

"The aim of flattery is to soothe and encourage us by assuring us of the truth of an opinion we have already formed about ourselves.
"— Edith Sitwell  (November 16, 2011)

"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely."
— Rodin (November 9, 2011)

"Talent is like electricity. We don't understand electricity. We use it."
— Maya Angelou (October 30, 2011)

"In a mad world, only the mad are sane."
— Akira Kurosawa (October 23, 2011)

"Words are the litmus paper of the minds. If you find yourself in the power of someone who will use the word "commence" in cold blood, go somewhere else very quickly. But if they say "Enter", don't stop to pack."
— Terry Pratchett (October 16, 2011)

"The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink."
— George Orwell (October 9, 2011)

"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe."
— H.G. Wells (October 2, 2011)

"The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking. "— A. A. Milne (September 25, 2011)

"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. "— Helen Keller (September 18, 2011)

"Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."— George Orwell
 (September 11, 2011)

"The truth is more important than the facts."
Frank Lloyd Wright (September 4, 2011)

"My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music."
Vladimir Nabokov (August 28, 2011)

"It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong."
Abraham Lincoln (August 21, 2011)

"Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something."
Henry David Thoreau (August 14, 2011)

"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous."
Aristotle (August 7, 2011)

"Wherever there is authority, there is a natural inclination to disobedience."
Thomas Haliburton (July 31, 2011)

"We turn not older with years, but newer every day.
"Emily Dickinson  (July 24, 2011)

"One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
"Georg Christoph Lichtenberg  (July 17, 2011)

"Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right.
"Jane Goodall  (July 10, 2011)

"Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.
"Lillian Hellman (July 3, 2011)

"Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.
"Honore de Balzac (June 26, 2011)

"Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be.
"Kurt Vonnegut (June 19, 2011)

"A slave begins by demanding justice and ends by wanting to wear a crown.
"Albert Camus (June 12, 2011)

 "It is never too late to give up your prejudices. "
Henry David Thoreau  (June 5, 2011)

 "Pride grows in the human heart like lard on a pig. "
Alexander Solzhenitsyn (May 29, 2011)

 "There is an evil tendency underlying all our technology - the tendency to do what is reasonable even when it isn't any good. "
Robert Pirsig  (May 22, 2011)

 "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong. "
Voltaire  (May 15, 2011)

 "Doctors don't know everything really. They understand matter, not spirit. And you and I live in spirit. "Willliam Saroyan  (May 8, 2011)

 "In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. "
George Orwell  (May 1, 2011)

"It is easier to exclude harmful passions than to rule them, and to deny them admittance than to control them after they have been admitted.
"Seneca (April 24, 2011)

 "It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.
"George Bernard Shaw (April 17, 2011)

"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
"Mark Twain (April 10, 2011)

"The ideals which have always shone before me and filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty, and truth. To make a goal of comfort or happiness has never appealed to me; a system of ethics built on this basis would be sufficient only for a herd of cattle
."Albert Einstein (April 3, 2011)

"The multitude of books is making us ignorant
."Voltaire (March 27, 2011)

"Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful."—
Samuel Johnson (March 20, 2011)

When books are burned in the end people will be burned too."
Heinrich Heine  (March 13, 2011)

"Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses."
George Washington Carver (March 6, 2011)

"An error is the more dangerous the more truth it contains."
Henri-Frédéric Amiel  (February 28, 2011)

 "Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative."
Oscar Wilde  (February 21, 2011)

"Believe nothing against another but on good authority; and never report what may hurt another, unless it be a greater hurt to some other to conceal it."
William Penn (February 14, 2011)

"To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all.
"Peter McWilliams (February 7, 2011)

"Advice is like snow -- the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind.
"Samuel Taylor Coleridge (January 31, 2011)

"I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve."—Albert Schweitzer
(January 23, 2011)

"I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want."
Mark Twain (January 16, 2011)

"There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is."
Isaac Bashevis Singer  (January 8, 2011)

 "Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can." —Danny Kaye  (January 1, 2011)

"If a man takes no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand." —Confucious (December 26, 2010)

"For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation." —Rainer Maria Rilke  (December 19, 2010)

"Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction." —Dennis Kucinich (December 12, 2010)

"Silence is the real crime against humanity." —Nadezhda Mandelstam (December 5, 2010)

"The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple." Oscar Wilde (November 28, 2010)

"EDUCATION, n. That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding." Ambrose Bierce (November 21, 2010)

"Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place." Mark Twain (November 14, 2010)

"Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much." Walter Lippmann
(November 7, 2010)

"At 20 years of age the will reigns, at 30 the wit, at 40 the judgment." Benjamin Franklin (October 31, 2010)

"Either define the moment or the moment will define you." Walt Whitman (October 24, 2010)

"To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do." Khalil Gibran (October 17, 2010)

"All great truths begin as blasphemies." George Bernard Shaw (October 10, 2010)

"Humans have a knack for choosing precisely the things that are worst for them." J.K. Rowling (October 3, 2010)

"Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh." W.H. Auden
(September 26, 2010)

"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." Walter Bagehot (September 19, 2010)

"Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly." Robert F. Kennedy
(September 12, 2010)

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." Dr. Seuss (September 5, 2010)

"Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen." John Steinbeck  (August 16, 2010)

"Seek freedom and become captive of your desires, seek discipline and find your liberty." Frank Herbert (August 9, 2010)

"Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism— how passionately I hate them." Albert Einstein (August 2, 2010)

 "Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship." Harry S. Truman (July 25, 2010)

"Saying what we think gives us a wider conversational range than saying what we know." Cullen Hightower(July 18, 2010)

"Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history." Plato (July 11, 2010)

"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 (July 4, 2010)

"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president." Theodore Roosevelt (June 27, 2010)

"Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected from happening." Barbara Tober (June 20, 2010)

"There are two types of people--those who come into a room and say, 'Well, here I am!' and those who come in and say, 'Ah, there you are.'" Frederick L. Collins (June 13, 2010)

"I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them." Pablo Picasso (June 6, 2010)

"Don't rule out working with your hands. It does not preclude using your head." Andy Rooney (May 30, 2010)

"One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say." Will Durant (May 23, 2010)

"IMPUNITY, n. Wealth." Ambrose Bierce (May 16, 2010)

"To know that you do not know is the best. To pretend to know when you do not know is a disease." Lao Tsu (May 9, 2010)

"Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter."William Ralph Inge (May 2, 2010)

"The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of." Blaise Pascal (April 25, 2010)

"Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own . . . Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love the greater the jealousy." Robert Heinlein (April 18, 2009)

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the mostpatient of teachers." Charles W. Eliot (April 4, 2010)

"Liberal: a power worshipper without power." George Orwell (March 28, 2010)

"The most common of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind."H.L. Mencken (March 21, 2010)

After one look at this planet any visitor from outer space would say "I want to see the manager." William S. Burroughs(March 14, 2010)

"Not only does God play dice with the Universe - he sometimes casts them where they can't be seen." Stephen Hawking(March 7, 2010)

"The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one." George Bernard Shaw (February 28, 2010)

"It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them." Alfred Adler (February 21, 2010)

"We must not just be in the world and above the world, but also of the world. To love it for what it is . . . is the only task. Avoid it and you are lost. Lose yourself in it, and you are free." Henry Miller (February 14, 2010)

"He who cherishes the values of culture cannot fail to be a pacifist." Albert Einstein (February 7, 2010)

"Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead." Charles Bukowski (January 31, 2010)

"Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so." Lord Chesterfield (January 24, 2010)

"The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must acceptregret." Henri-Frédéric Amiel (January 17, 2009)

"lovers alone wear sunlight" e e cummings (January 10, 2009)

"Desire makes everything blossom; possession makes everything wither and fade." Marcel Proust (January 3, 2009)

"Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not." Vaclav Havel (December 27, 2009)

"Freedom is the right to say two plus two make four. If granted, all else follows." George Orwell (December 20, 2009)

"He that can't endure the bad will not live to see the good." Yiddish Proverb (December 13, 2009)

"There is no wealth but life." John Ruskin  (December 6, 2009)

"Courage is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard (November 29, 2009)

"Old age is the most unexpected of things that can happen to a man." Leon Trotsky (November 22, 2009)

"Life is a long lesson in humility." James M. Barrie (November 15, 2009)

 "Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority." Thomas H. Huxley (November 8, 2009)

"There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness." Han Suyin (October 25, 2009)

"It does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge that the whole country isn't in flames, that there are people in the country besides politicians, entertainers, and criminals." Charles Kuralt (October 18, 2009)

"Drama is life with the dull bits cut out."— Alfred Hitchcock (October 11, 2009)

 "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."— Martin Luther King Jr.(September 27, 2009)

"The secret of all success is to know how to deny yourself. Prove that you can control yourself, and you are an educated man; without this all other education is good for nothing."—R.D. Hitchcock (September 20, 2009)

"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't."—Anatole France (September 13, 2009)

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."—George Bernard Shaw (September 6, 2009)

"When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends."—Japanese Proverb (August 23, 2009)

"People who have what they want are fond of telling people who haven't what they want that they really don't want it."—Ogden Nash (August 16, 2009)

 "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."—Roger Caras (August 9, 2009)

"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."—Dwight D. Eisenhower (August 2, 2009)

"Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow."—Oscar Wilde (July 25, 2009)

"Between the wish and the thing life lies waiting."—Unknown (July 19, 2009)

"There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub."—Elisabeth Kubler-Ross (July 12, 2009)

"How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live."—Henry David Thoreau (July 5, 2009)

"Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught."—Winston Churchill (June 28, 2009)

"To see what is in front of one's nose needs a constant struggle."—George Orwell (June 21, 2009)

"Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind."—Rudyard Kipling (June 14, 2009)

"Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters."—Margaret Peters (June 7, 2009)

"Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others."—Cicero (May 31, 2009)

"To conceal ignorance is to increase it. An honest confession of it, however, gives ground for the hope that it will diminish some day or the other."—Mahatma Gandhi (May 24, 2009)

"Justice delayed is democracy denied."—Robert F. Kennedy (May 17, 2009)

"Character - the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life - is the source from which self respect springs."—Joan Didion (May 10, 2009)

"There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts."—Voltaire (May 3, 2009)

 "Never trust the artist. Trust the tale."—D. H. Lawrence (April 26, 2009)

"Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it."—George Orwell (April 19, 2009)

"The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words."—Philip K. Dick (April 12, 2009)

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."—Robert Frost (April 5, 2009)

"People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest."—Hermann Hesse (March 29, 2009)

"If man could have half his wishes, he would double his troubles."—Benjamin Franklin (March 22, 2009)

"I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief."—Gerry Spence (March 8, 2009)

"There can be no real individual freedom in the presence of economic insecurity."—Chester Bowles (March 1, 2009)

"A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart."—Jonathan Swift (February 22, 2009)

"The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it."—Jean Paul Sartre(February 15, 2009)

"Ever notice that anyone going slower than you is an idiot, but anyone going faster is a maniac?"—George Carlin (February 8, 2009)

"Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new."—Henry David Thoreau (February 1, 2009)

"Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory."—John Kenneth Galbraith (January 25, 2009)

"Success is that old ABC—ability, breaks, and courage."—Charles Luckman (January 18, 2009)

"Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth."—Blaise Pascal (January 10, 2009)

"Only the educated are free."—Epictetus (January, 3, 2009)

"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it."—Thomas Jefferson (December 27, 2008)

"We shall find peace. We shall hear the angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds."—Anton Chekhov (December 20, 2008)

"I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it."—Edith Sitwell (December 13, 2008)

"We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery."—H.G. Wells (December 6, 2008)

"For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream."—Vincent Van Gogh (November 30, 2008)

 "Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace."—Albert Schweitzer(November 23, 2008)

 "We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are."—Anais Nin (November 16, 2008)

"If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time."—Edith Wharton (November 9, 2008)

"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy."—Ann Frank (November 2, 2008)

"Have no fear of perfection -- you will never reach it."—Salvador Dali (October 26, 2008)

"Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live."—Mark Twain (October 19, 2008)

"People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant."—Helen Keller(October 12, 2008)

"Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt."—Clarence Darrow (October 5, 2008)

 "By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich."—Democritus (September 28, 2008)

"Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things."—Denis Diderot (September 21, 2008)

"In politics, absurdity is not a handicap."—Napoleon Bonaparte (September 14, 2008)

"Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you."—Aldous Huxley (September 8, 2008)

"They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom."—Confucius (September 1, 2008)

"The tragedy of life is what dies in the hearts and souls of people while they live."—Albert Einstein (August 24, 2008)

"There is always a well-known solution to every human problem—neat, plausible, and wrong."—H.L. Mencken (August 17, 2008)

"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."—Krishnamurti (August 10, 2008)

"Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better."—Albert Camus (August 3, 2008)

"What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure."—Samuel Johnson (July 27, 2008)

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. "—Franklin Delano Roosevelt (July 20, 2008)

"Where is there dignity unless there is honesty?"—Cicero (July 13, 2008)

"The wisest mind has something yet to learn."—George Santayana (July 6, 2008)

"Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart, don't know how to laugh either."—Golda Meir (June 29, 2008)

 "Things do not change; we change."—Henry David Thoreau (June 22, 2008)

"What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do."—John Ruskin (June 15, 2008)

"A free society is a place where it's safe to be unpopular."—Adlai Stevenson Jr. (June 8, 2008)

"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one."—Malcolm Forbes (June 1, 2008)

"Everything you can imagine is real."—Pablo Picasso (May 25, 2008)

"I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center."—Kurt Vonnegut (May 18, 2008)

I am not a great cook, I am not a great artist, but I love art, and I love food, so I am the perfect traveller."—Michael Palin(May 3, 2008)

"I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues."—Dr. Seuss (April 27, 2008)

"In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."—George Orwell (April 20, 2008)

"The more opinions you have, the less you see."—Wim Wenders (April 13, 2008)

"Let no man pull you low enough to hate him."—Martin Luther King Jr. (April 6, 2008)

"Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong."—Oscar Wilde (March 29, 2008)

"Truth crushed to the earth is truth still and like a seed will rise again."—Jefferson Davis (March 22, 2008)

"Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth."—Katherine Mansfield (March 16, 2008)

 "A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury."—John Stuart Mill (March 9, 2008)

"When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."—Jonathan Swift (March 2, 2008)

 "After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."—Aldous Huxley (February 24, 20008)

"We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses."—Carl Jung (February 17, 2008)

 "Goodness is the only investment that never fails."—Henry David Thoreau (February 10, 2008)

"Doubt is not a pleasant condition but certainty is an absurd one."—Voltaire (February 3, 2008)

"In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant."—Charles de Gaulle (January 27, 2008)

"The wise man thinks about his troubles only when there is some purpose in doing so; at other times he thinks about other things."—Bertrand Russell (January 20, 2008)

"Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune."—Noam Chomsky (January 13, 2008)

"There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle."—Albert Einstein (January 6, 2008)

"Egotism is the anaesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity."—Frank Leahy (December 30, 2007)

"Nothing's a gift; it's all on loan."—Wislawa Szymborska (December 23, 2007)

 "Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing."—Oscar Wilde (December 16, 2007)

"Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind."—Ralph Waldo Emerson (December 9, 2007)

"If A is success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut."—Albert Einstein (December 2, 2007)

"Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be."—William Hazlitt (November 26, 2007)

 "There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all."—Peter Drucker (November 19, 2007)

"He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning."—Danish Proverb (November 12, 2007)

"Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion. "—Edward Abbey (November 5, 2007)

 "You can fool too many of the people too much of the time."—James Thurber (October 28, 2007)

"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."—Charles Darwin (October 21, 2007)

"What's reality anyway? Nothing but a collective hunch."—Lily Tomlin (October 14, 2007)

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."—Thomas A. Edison (October 7, 2007)

 "Platitude: an idea (a) that is admitted to be true by everyone, and (b) that is not true."—H.L. Mencken (September 30, 2007)

"The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously."—Hubert H. Humphrey (September 23, 2007)

"When in doubt, observe and ask questions. When certain, observe at length and ask many more questions."—George S. Patton (September 16, 2007)

"It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers."—James Thurber (September 9, 2007)

 "A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do."—Bob Dylan (September 2, 2007)

"Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense. "—Robert Frost (August 26, 2007)

"All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others. "—George Orwell (August 19, 2007)

"Any fool can know. The point is to understand."—Albert Einstein (August 12, 2007)

"All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire."—Aristotle (August 5, 2007)

"Live simply that others may simply live." —Mahatma Gandhi (July 29, 2007)

"The more we study the more we discover our ignorance." —Percy Bysshe Shelley (July 22, 2007)

"A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth." —Thomas Mann (July 15, 2007)

"If a man cannot choose, he ceases to be a man." —Anthony Burgess (July 8, 2007)

"Life is a perpetual instruction in cause and effect." —Ralph Waldo Emerson (June 24, 2007)

"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." —William Butler Yeats (June 19, 2007)

"If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them." —George Orwell (June 12, 2007)

"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." —Plato (June 5, 2007)

 "Here's what I think the truth is: We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial, about to face cold turkey." —Kurt Vonnegut (May 27, 2007)

"The illiterate of the future will not be the person who cannot read. It will be the person who does not know how to learn." —Alvin Toffler (May 20, 2007)

 "He who doesn't lose his wits over certain things has no wits to lose." —Gotthold Lessing (May 12, 2007)

 "The best preparation for the future, is the present well seen to, and the last duty done." —George MacDonald (May 6, 2007)

"Some things have to be believed to be seen." —Ralph Hodgson (April 29, 2007)

"If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair." —C. S. Lewis (April 22, 2007)

"The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear. —Aung San Suu Kyi (April 15, 2007)

"Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself."—Charlie Chaplin (April 8, 2007)

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."—Dr. Seuss(April 1, 2007)

"The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. "— Plato (March 25, 2007)

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. "— Aristotle (March 18, 2007)

"I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent."—Mahatma Gandhi (March 11, 2007)

"When one has much to put into them, a day has a hundred pockets."— Friedrich Nietzsche (March 4, 2007)

 "We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. "— Oscar Wilde (February 25, 2007)

"The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining."— John F. Kennedy (February 18, 2007)

"Journalism without a moral position is impossible. Every journalist is a moralist. It's absolutely unavoidable."— Marguerite Duras (February 11, 2007)

 "Men of power have no time to read; yet the men who do not read are unfit for power."—Michael Foot (February 4, 2007)

"Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. "— Mark Twain (January 27, 2007)

 "A lie told often enough becomes the truth." Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin (January 20, 2007)

"Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction."Antoine de Saint-Exupery (January 13, 2007)

"Security is mostly a superstition.  It does not exist in nature . . . Life is either a daring adventure or nothing."— Helen Keller (December 31, 2007)

 "Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time."— Steven Wright (December 24, 2006)

"If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want."— Oscar Wilde (December 17, 2006)

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain—and most do."— Dale Carnegie (December 10, 2006)

"Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow." —Plato (December 3, 2006

 "All we know is still infinitely less than all that remains unknown."— William Harvey (November 25, 2006)

"I am one of the people who love the why of things." —Catherine the Great (November 18, 2006)

"It is only the dead who have seen the end of war."— Plato (November 11, 2006)

"Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."— George Orwell (November 4, 2006)

"The best thing that can come with success is the knowledge that it is nothing to long for."— Liv Ullmann (October 29, 2006)

"Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do, than what one can do." — Lin Yutang (October 22, 2006)

"A writer should have the precision of a poet and the imagination of a scientist."—Vladimir Nabokov (October 15, 2006)

"It may be those who do most, dream most."—Stephen Leacock (October 8, 2006)

"To have realized your dream makes you feel lost."— Oriana Fallaci (September 24, 2006)

“Except our own thoughts, there is nothing absolutely in our power." —René Descartes (September 17, 2006)

"The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant.” —Plato(September 10, 2006)

"Truth, like surgery, may hurt, but it cures." —Han Suyin (September 3, 2006)

"Literature is the question minus the answer."— Roland Barthes (August 26, 2006)

"He who laughs most, learns best."— John Cleese (August 19, 2006)

"There's no limit to how complicated things can get, on account of one thing always leading to another." —E.B. White(August 12, 2006)

"As a rule, I always look for what others ignore." —Marshall McLuhan (August 5, 2006)

"The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend." —Robertson Davies (July 30, 2006)

 "Indifference is the invisible giant of the world." —Ouida (July 24, 2006)

"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up."— Paul Valery (July 15, 2006)

"If you can't change your fate, change your attitude." —Amy Tan (July 9, 2006)

"Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason." —Novalis (June 24, 2006)

"The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month."— Fyodor Dostoyevsky (June 17, 2006)

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do."— Freya Stark (June 10, 2006)

"Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'"— Robin Williams (June 3, 2006)

"I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it." —Voltaire (May 28, 2006)

"Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday."—Dale Carnegie (May 21, 2006)

"Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."—Carl Gustav Jung (May 17, 2006)

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”—Maya Angelou (May 10, 2006)

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes." —Marcel Proust (April 29, 2006)

"It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question." —Eugene Ionesco (April 22, 2006)

"The harder you work, the luckier you get." —Gary Player (April 15, 2006)

 "One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young."—Dorothy Canfield Fisher (April 8, 2006)

"Dare to be wrong and to dream." —Friedrich von Schiller (April 1, 2006)

"Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain."—Charlie Chaplin (March 26, 2006)

"An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think."—Georg Hegel (March 19, 2006)

"It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire and many things to fear." —Sir Francis Bacon (March 13, 2006)

"Poetry is the algebra of the heart." —E.E. Cummings (March 6, 2006)

"Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young."—W. Somerset Maugham (February 26, 2006)

"Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or star."—Confucius (February 19, 2006)

"Since in order to speak, one must first listen, learn to speak by listening. "—Mevlana Rumi (February 12, 2006)

"Happiness is the longing for repetition."—Milan Kundera (February 5, 2006)

"He who asks a question is a fool for a minute; he who does not remains a fool forever."—Chinese Proverb (January 28, 2006)

"As a rule, men worry more about what they can't see than about what they can."—Julius Caesar (January 21, 2006)

“To get where you want to go you can't only do what you like.” Peter Abrahams (January 14, 2006)

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” Aristotle (January 7, 2006)

 "Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality."—Theodor W. Adorno (December 31, 2005)

"I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart."—Anne Frank(December 24, 2005)

"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored."—Aldous Huxley (December 18, 2005)

"Imagine all the people living life in peace."—John Lennon (December 11, 2005)

"Truth is what stands the test of experience."—Albert Einstein (December 4, 2005)

"A different language is a different vision of life."—Federico Fellini (November 27, 2005)

"If we could be twice young and twice old, we could correct all our mistakes."—Euripides (November 20, 2005)

"Two things inspire me to awe -- the starry heavens above and the moral universe within." Albert Einstein (November 13, 2005)

"If you shut up truth, and bury it underground, it will but grow. "— Emile Zola (November 6, 2005)

"The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of childhood into maturity."— Thomas Henry Huxley (October 30, 2005)

"Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts. "— Aristotle (October 23, 2005)

"There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them."— Joseph Brodsky (October 1, 2005)

"If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time." Marcel Proust (September 24, 2005)

 "The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures."  —Junius(September 17, 2005)

 "Silence is the real crime against humanity." —Nadezhda Mandelstam (September 10, 2005)