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Archives - September 2014

September 1, 2014

A mind always employed is always happy. This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.

– Thomas Jefferson

September 1, 2014

Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.

– Henry Van Dyke

September 3, 2014

Most of us can easily do two things at once; what's all but impossible is to do one thing at once.


September 3, 2014

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.

– George Bernard Shaw

September 5, 2014

I've had so much plastic surgery, when I die they will donate my body to Tupperware.

– Joan Rivers

September 5, 2014

I calculated the total time that humans have waited for web pages to load. It cancels out all the productivity gains of the information age. Sometimes I think the web is a big plot to keep people like me away from normal society.

– Scott Adams

September 7, 2014

There is one thing about baldness: it's neat.

– Don Herold

September 7, 2014

The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose. Life is a learning process and you have to try to learn what's best for you. Let me tell you, life is not fun when you're banging your head against a brick wall all the time.

– John McEnroe

September 9, 2014

Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.

– Joe Clark

September 10, 2014

There's a difference between beauty and charm. A beautiful woman is one I notice. A charming woman is one who notices me.

– John Erskine

September 11, 2014

America's present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution, but restoration.

– Warren G. Harding

September 12, 2014

Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.

– Robert Orben

September 13, 2014

All of the biggest technological inventions created by man --- the airplane, the automobile, the computer --- says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.

– Mark Kennedy

September 14, 2014

I felt despair. Though it seems to me now there's two kinds of it: the sort that causes a person to surrender and then the sort I had which made me take risks and make plans.

– Erica Eisdorfer

September 14, 2014

Every sleepy boy and girl in every bed around the world can hear the stars up in the sky whispering a lullaby.

– Mary Chapin Carpenter

September 16, 2014

When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.

– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

September 17, 2014

The older generation thought nothing of getting up at five every morning --- and the younger generation doesn’t think much of it either.

– John J. Welsh

September 17, 2014

I think that maybe in every company today there is always at least one person who is going crazy slowly.

– Joseph Heller

September 19, 2014

It is perhaps a more fortunate destiny to have a taste for collecting shells than to be born a millionaire.

– Robert Louis Stevenson

September 20, 2014

Only in grammar can you be more than perfect.

– William Safire

September 21, 2014

The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.

– Muhammad Ali

September 21, 2014

I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room.

– Blaise Pascal

September 23, 2014

In autumn, don’t go to jewelers to see gold; go to the parks!

– Mehmet Murat ildan

September 23, 2014

A useless life is an early death.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

September 24, 2014

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.

– Carl Jung

September 26, 2014

We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others, by their acts.

– Harold Nicolson

September 27, 2014

Humor is everywhere, in that there's irony in just about anything a human does.

– Bill Nye

September 28, 2014

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

September 29, 2014

Any reviewer who expresses rage and loathing for a novel is preposterous. He or she is like a person who has put on full armor and attacked a hot fudge sundae.

– Kurt Vonnegut

September 30, 2014

Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny.

– Tryon Edwards