April 30, 2001
In war, resolution; in defeat, defiance; in victory, magnanimity; in
peace, good will.
April 29, 2001
The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
—A. Whitney Griswold
I wish to preach not the
doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.
Woman is woman’s natural
April 26, 2001
If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.
—Charles A. Lindbergh
April 25, 2001
also may in length of time / Become our elements.
April 24, 2001
England is my wife, America my mistress. It is
very good sometimes to get away from one’s wife.
Man in sooth is a marvellous,
vain, fickle, and unstable subject.
April 22, 2001
Duty, honor, country: Those three hallowed words reverently dictate
what you ought to be, what you can be, what you will be. They are your rallying point to build courage when courage seems
to fail, to regain faith when there seems to be little cause for faith, to create hope when hope becomes forlorn.
Eyquem, seigneur de Montaigne
April 21, 2001
Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.
April 20, 2001
the island-valley of Avilion, / Where falls not hail or rain or any snow, / Nor ever wind blows loudly; but it lies / Deep-meadowed,
happy, fair with orchard lawns / And bowery hollows crowned with summer sea, / Where I will heal me of my grievous wound.
April 19, 2001
It is said that God is always on the side of the heaviest battalions.
Better to love amiss than
nothing to have loved.
April 17, 2001
A poet without love were a physical and metaphysical impossibility.
April 16, 2001
is probably the most respectable form of lying.
April 15, 2001
Do not abandon yourselves to despair….
We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.
—Pope John Paul II
April 14, 2001
It was from Handel that I learned that
style consists in force of assertion.
—George Bernard Shaw
April 13, 2001
The poem … is a little myth of man’s
capacity of making life meaningful.
—Robert Penn Warren
April 12, 2001
Sir, I would rather be right than be President.
April 11, 2001
vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart…. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
April 10, 2001
bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.
A talent for drama is not
a talent for writing, but is an ability to articulate human relationships.
The more constraints one
imposes, the more one frees one’s self. And the arbitrariness of the constraint serves only to obtain precision of execution.
April 7, 2001
have been a stranger in a strange land.
April 6, 2001
Knowledge by suffering entereth, / And life is perfected by death.
April 5, 2001
is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
April 4, 2001
that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.
—Martin Luther King, Jr.
Read Homer once, and you
can read no more; / For all books else appear so mean, so poor.
—Duke of Buckinghamshire Sheffield
April 2, 2001
If you see
the magic in a fairy tale, you can face the future.
April 1, 2001
Answer a fool according to his folly.