July 31, 2000
Error of opinion may be tolerated
where reason is left free to combat it.
July 30, 2000
A confessional passage has probably never been written that didn’t stink a little bit of the writer’s
pride in having given up his pride.
July 29, 2000
Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form.
July 28, 2000
Our sun is one of 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Our galaxy
is one of billions of galaxies populating the universe. It would be the height of presumption to think that we are the only
living things in that enormous immensity.
—Wernher von Braun
July 27, 2000
There is no more vulnerable human combination than an undergraduate.
July 26, 2000
You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.
July 25, 2000
The true test of a brilliant theory [is] what first is thought
to be wrong is later shown to be obvious.
July 24, 2000
Man is his own star; and that soul that can / Be honest is the only perfect man.
July 23, 2000
Immortal gods! how much does one man excel another! What a
difference there is between a wise person and a fool!
July 22, 2000
I’ve never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a
love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
July 20, 2000
The difference between an author and a horse is that the horse
doesn’t understand the horse dealer’s language.
July 19, 2000
Moms depend on Kool-Aid like kids depend on Moms.
July 18, 2000
Out of mind as soon as out of sight.
July 17, 2000
The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
July 16, 2000
Either lead, follow or get out of the way.
July 15, 2000
A book is like a piece of rope; it takes on meaning only in connection with the
things it holds together.
July 14, 2000
No hammers fell, no ponderous axes rung; / Like some tall palm the mystic fabric sprung. / Majestic silence!
July 13, 2000
When you eat fish, you don’t eat the bones. You eat the
flesh. Take the Bible like that.
—Robert R. Moton
July 12, 2000
While there is life there ’s hope.
July 11, 2000
Money … is the string with which a sardonic destiny directs the motions of its puppets.
July 10, 2000
Simplicity of character is no hindrance to subtlety of intellect.
July 9, 2000
To appreciate heaven well / ’T is good for a man to have
some fifteen minutes of hell.
July 8, 2000
man is growing, life is in decrease; / And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb. / Our birth is nothing but our death begun.
July 7, 2000
It gives me a deep comforting sense
that “things seen are temporal and things unseen are eternal.”
July 6, 2000
When [poetry] aims to express a love of the world it refuses to conceal the many reasons why
the world is hard to love, though we must love it because we have no other, and to fail to love it is not to exist at all.
July 5, 2000
Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats
believe every day is April 15.
July 4, 2000
hold these truths to be self-evident,—that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain
unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
July 3, 2000
A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national
day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epocha in the history of America…. It ought to be solemnized with pomp
and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other,
from this time forward for evermore.
July 1, 2000
perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
—George Bernard Shaw