June 30, 2000
Integrity is so perishable in the summer months of success.
June 29, 2000
to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire,—conscience.
June 28, 2000
can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it. They must know it is not their aptitude but their attitude that will
determine their altitude.
June 27, 2000
No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character.
June 26, 2000
is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
Lazy fokes’s stummucks
don’t git tired.
—Joel Chandler Harris
June 24, 2000
Everything human is pathetic.
I think the ideal library
is composed solely of reference books. They are like understanding friends—always ready to meet your mood, always ready
to change the subject when you have had enough of this or that.
—J. Donald Adams
It is not without good reason
said, that he who has not a good memory should never take upon him the trade of lying.
June 21, 2000
must be all over the country, as thick as the sands of the sea.
All that we see
or seem / Is but a dream within a dream.
—Edgar Allan Poe
June 19, 2000
Rest is not quitting / The busy career,
/ Rest is the fitting / Of self to one’s sphere.
—John Sullivan Dwight
I sound my barbaric yawp over
the roofs of the world.
June 17, 2000
Fine art is that in which the hand, the head and the heart go together.
June 16, 2000
never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
—Henry David Thoreau
Humble because of knowledge;
mighty by sacrifice.
June 14, 2000
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice.
June 13, 2000
for renown, on scraps of learning dote, / And think they grow immortal as they quote.
If I take refuge in ambiguity,
I assure you that it’s quite conscious.
June 11, 2000
Verse sweetens toil, however rude the sound…
June 10, 2000
not important. The important thing is keepin’ busy.
June 9, 2000
Prose,—words in their best order;
poetry,—the best words in their best order.
—Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Friendship needs no words—it
is a loneliness relieved of the anguish of loneliness.
June 7, 2000
Three foremost aids to persuasion which
occur to me are humility, concentration, and gusto.
June 6, 2000
I am always in haste, but never in a
June 5, 2000
Conscience is the perfect interpreter of life.
June 4, 2000
Whose sore task / Does not divide the
Sunday from the week.
June 3, 2000
Life is a wretched gray Saturday, but it has to be lived through.
June 2, 2000
noble! and the nobleness that lies / In other men, sleeping but never dead, / Will rise in majesty to meet thine own.
June 1, 2000
my luve ’s like a red, red rose, / That ’s newly sprung in June; / Oh, my luve ’s like the melodie / That
’s sweetly played in tune.