October 31, 2000
And so sepúlchred in such pomp dost lie, / That kings for such a tomb would wish to die.
October 30, 2000
With this ring I thee wed, with my body I thee worship, and with all my worldly goods I thee endow.
of Common Prayer
October 29, 2000
A lie hides the truth. A story tries to find it.
October 28, 2000
Failure is the condiment that
gives success its flavor.
October 27, 2000
Most high officials leave office with the perceptions and insights
with which they entered; they learn how to make decisions but not what decisions to make.
October 26, 2000
Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either.
October 25, 2000
The very essence
of a free government consists in considering offices as public trusts, bestowed for the good of the country, and not for the
benefit of an individual or a party.
—John C. Calhoun
October 24, 2000
I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of
Those curious locks so aptly twin’d, / Whose every hair a soul doth bind.
October 22, 2000
scarcely dare to pray, / So clear I see, now it is done, / How I have wasted half my day, / And left my work but just begun.
October 21, 2000
All human race, from China to Peru, / Pleasure, howe’er disguis’d by art, pursue.
October 20, 2000
I am told
that I talk in shorthand and then smudge it.
October 19, 2000
The man who complains about the way the ball
bounces is likely the one who dropped it.
October 18, 2000
The imagination must not be given too much material. It
must be denied food so that it can work for itself.
—Macedonlo de la Torre
October 17, 2000
Flattery is the infantry of negotiation.
October 16, 2000
He used to
define justice as “a virtue of the soul distributing that which each person deserved.”
Laertius on Aristotle
October 15, 2000
Who are a little wise the best
are better made by ill, / As odours crushed are sweeter still.
October 13, 2000
Genius borrows nobly.… Quotation confesses inferiority.
October 12, 2000
In the medieval cloisters, almost any brother could grind the
pigment, but only a few penned the manuscripts.
—Upper & Lower Case
October 11, 2000
Of every noble work the silent part is best, / Of all expression that which can not be expressed.
October 10, 2000
A man without passion is only a latent force, only a possibility,
like a stone waiting for the blow from the iron to give forth sparks.
October 9, 2000
His locked, lettered, braw brass collar / Showed him the gentleman and scholar.
October 8, 2000
The tree of deepest root is found / Least willing still to
quit the ground.
we know by heart enriches us and helps us find ourselves. If it should get in the way of finding ourselves, it is because
we have no personality.
October 6, 2000
Boredom, after all, is a form of criticism.
October 5, 2000
Where bastard Freedom waves / The fustian flag in mockery over slaves.
October 4, 2000
The peculiar malaise of our day is air-conditioned unhappiness,
the staleness and stuffiness of machine-made routine.
—Rabbi Eugene B. Borowitz
October 3, 2000
You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorn. You shall
not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.
—William Jennings Bryan
October 2, 2000
You study, you learn, but you guard the original naiveté. It has to be within you, as desire
for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover.
October 1, 2000
Peril as a possession / ’T is good to bear, / Danger disintegrates satiety.