August 31, 2000
Unless we can find some way
to keep our sights on tomorrow, we cannot expect to be in touch with today.
August 30, 2000
Let a fool hold his tongue and he will pass for a sage.
August 29, 2000
Bodily pain affects man as a whole down to the deepest layers
of his moral being.
—Pope Pius XII
Once a place
becomes special, it’s no longer special.
August 27, 2000
I almost always urge people to write in the first person…. Writing is an act of ego and
you might as well admit it.
August 26, 2000
While there is one untrodden tract / For intellect or will, / And men are free to think and act, / Life is worth living
in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.
August 24, 2000
I became a journalist to come as close as possible to the heart
of the world.
—Henry R. Luce
When I am
here, I do not fast on Saturday; when at Rome, I do fast on Saturday.
August 22, 2000
Deep vers’d in books, and shallow in himself.
August 21, 2000
Take care of those who work for you and you’ll float
to greatness on their achievements.
August 20, 2000
Nothing is so soothing to our self-esteem as to find our bad traits in our forebears. It seems to absolve
—Van Wyck Brooks
is more like response to a friend than it is like obedience to an expert.
August 18, 2000
When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on
your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler.
—Albert Gore, Jr
August 17, 2000
Time still, as he flies, brings increase to her truth, / And gives to her mind
what he steals from her youth.
August 16, 2000
Puritanism, believing itself quick with the seed of religious liberty, laid, without knowing it, the egg of democracy.
August 15, 2000
How fading are the joys we dote upon! / Like apparitions seen
and gone. / But those which soonest take their flight / Are the most exquisite and strong.
August 14, 2000
Having served on various committees, I have drawn up a list of rules: Never arrive
on time; this stamps you as a beginner. Don’t say anything until the meeting is half over; this stamps you as being
wise. Be as vague as possible; this avoids irritating the others. When in doubt, suggest that a subcommittee be appointed.
Be the first to move for adjournment; this will make you popular; it’s what everyone is waiting for.
August 13, 2000
Out of our beliefs are born deeds; out of our deeds we form
habits; out of our habits grows our character; and on our character we build our destiny.
August 12, 2000
Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? They have the same enemy—the
definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work.
August 10, 2000
To keep your marriage brimming, / With love in the
loving cup, / Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; / Whenever you’re right, shut up.
August 9, 2000
A speech is like an airplane engine. It may sound like hell
but you’ve got to go on.
—William Thomas Piper
August 8, 2000
To make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
August 7, 2000
All that we see or seem / Is but a dream within a dream.
August 6, 2000
She’s got what I call bobsled looks: going downhill fast.
August 5, 2000
Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement
of the obvious.
I did not
direct my life. I didn’t design it. I never made decisions. Things always came up and made them for me. That’s
what life is.
make good news out of bad practice.
—Edward R. Murrow
August 2, 2000
It would be very glamorous to be reincarnated as a great big ring on Liz Taylor’s finger.
August 1, 2000
It should be done with the same degree of alacrity and nonchalance
that you would display in authorizing a highly intelligent trained bear to remove your appendix.