Thursday, November 30, 2006

Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels. — Faith Whittlesey

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul. — Michel de Montaigne

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The whole value of solitude depends upon one's self; it may be a sanctuary or a prison, a haven of repose or a place of punishment, a heaven or a hell, as we ourselves make it. -- John Lubbock

Monday, November 27, 2006

The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease. — William Osler

Sunday, November 26, 2006

It is in the process of being worshipped that God communicates His presence to men. — C.S. Lewis, Reflections on the Psalms

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road. — John Henry Jowett

Friday, November 24, 2006

God is a hedonist at heart. All those fasts and vigils and stakes and crosses are only a facade, or only like foam on the sea shore. Out at sea, out in His sea, there is pleasure, and more pleasure. — C.S. Lewis: "Screwtape"

Thursday, November 23, 2006

One of life's gifts is that each of us, no matter how tired and downtrodden, finds reasons for thankfulness: for the crops carried in from the fields and the grapes from the vineyard — J. Robert Moskin

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Except ye become as little children, except you can wake on your fiftieth birthday with the same forward-looking excitement and interest in life that you enjoyed when you were five, "ye cannot enter the kingdom of God." One must not only die daily, but every day we must be born again. — Dorothy L. Sayers

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, November 20, 2006

Sometimes the most urgent thing you can possibly do is take a complete rest. — Ashleigh Brilliant

Sunday, November 19, 2006

If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. — Moses (to God), Bible - Exodus 33:15

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. The chasm is never completely bridged. We all have the conviction, perhaps illusory, that we have much more to say than appears on the paper. — Isaac Bashevis Singer

Friday, November 17, 2006

If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle. — Vincent van Gogh

Thursday, November 16, 2006

By virtue of being born to humanity, every human being has a right to the development and fulfillment of his potentialities as a human being. — Ashley Montagu

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you're learning you're not old. — Rosalyn S. Yalow

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Always make your presence felt, in such a way that somebody misses you, but let not your absence be so long that somebody starts learning to live without you. — Pope Benedict XVI

Monday, November 13, 2006

Knowledge is power. Power corrupts. If I study hard, will I become a bad person? — Author Unknown

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Yet, if he would, man cannot live all to this world. If not religious, he will be superstitious. IF he worship not the true God, he will have his idols. — Theodore Parker

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Setting a good example for children takes all the fun out of middle age. — William Feather

Friday, November 10, 2006

Kissing is like drinking salted water. You drink, and your thirst increases. — Chinese Proverb

Thursday, November 09, 2006

That quiet mutual gaze of a trusting husband and wife is like the first moment of rest or refuge from a great weariness or a great danger. — George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking. — Jessamyn West

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Our current obsession with creativity is the result of our continued striving for immortality in an era when most people no longer believe in an after-life. — Arianna Stassinopoulos

Monday, November 06, 2006

Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity; yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage. — Sydney J. Harris

Sunday, November 05, 2006

We may pass violets looking for roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory. — Unknown

Saturday, November 04, 2006

If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work. — William Shakespeare

Friday, November 03, 2006

You may think it's easier to de-ice your windshield with a flamethrower, but there are repercussions. Serious repercussions. — Homer Simpson

Thursday, November 02, 2006

History as a discipline can be characterized as having a collective forgetfulness about women. — Clarice Stasz Stoll

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

When a noble life has prepared old age, it is not decline that it reveals, but the first days of immortality. — Muriel Spark