February 28, 2001
There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
The hooded clouds, like
friars, / Tell their beads in drops of rain.
—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Egotism is the anesthetic that
dulls the pain of stupidity.
February 25, 2001
Life is a wretched gray Saturday, but it has to be lived through.
February 24, 2001
when he was asked what time was, answered that it was the soul of this world.
Here lies one whose name
was writ in water.
February 22, 2001
To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving
February 21, 2001
The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.
February 20, 2001
people arose as one man.
—Judges xx. 8
February 19, 2001
Hope springs eternal in the human breast: / Man never is, but always
to be blest.
February 18, 2001
Fill every beaker up, my men, pour forth the cheering wine: / There’s life and strength in every drop,—thanksgiving
to the vine!
—Albert Gorton Greene
February 17, 2001
And we are here as on a darkling plain / Swept with confused alarms
of struggle and flight, / Where ignorant armies clash by night.
God made the world round
so we would never be able to see too far down the road.
February 15, 2001
In the circle in which I travel, a dumb
man is more dangerous than a hundred rats.
February 14, 2001
Love lives in sealed bottles of regret.
February 13, 2001
Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.
Self-help must precede help
from others. Even for making certain of help from heaven, one has to help oneself.
—Morarji R. Desai
February 11, 2001
wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
February 10, 2001
tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.
February 9, 2001
Baloney is the unvarnished lie laid on so thick you hate it. Blarney
is flattery laid on so thin you love it.
—Fulton J. Sheen
February 8, 2001
The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he
dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.
February 7, 2001
Ay, do despise me! I ’m the prouder
for it; I like to be despised.
February 6, 2001
We all have these places where shy humiliations gambol on sunny afternoons.
February 5, 2001
object of a bunker or trap is not only to punish a physical mistake, to punish lack of control, but also to punish pride and
—Charles Blair Macdonald
February 4, 2001
Each cursed his fate that thus their project crossed; / How hard their
lot who neither won nor lost!
February 3, 2001
The story of the curve ball is the story of the game itself. Some would
say of life itself.
February 2, 2001
Get money; still get money, boy, / No matter by what means.
February 1, 2001
is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.