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April - 2002

April 30, 2002

God have mercy on the sinner / Who must write with no dinner, / No gravy and no grub, / No pewter and no pub. / No belly and no bowels, / Only consonants and vowels.
  —John Crowe Ransom

April 29, 2002

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that’s unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.
  —Ludwig Wittgenstein

April 28, 2002

Never let the other fellow set the agenda.
  —James Baker

April 27, 2002

Taught from their infancy that beauty is woman’s sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and, roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.
  —Mary Wollstonecraft

April 26, 2002

We have two lives—the one we learn with and the life we live after that.
  —Bernard Malamud

April 25, 2002

Society’s accumulated myths and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as are the physical limitations that flow from actual impairment.
  —William J. Brennan

April 24, 2002

Let there be no steps backward. A thought as to the manliness of persevering, of the want of manliness in yielding to depression, came to his rescue.
  —Anthony Trollope

April 23, 2002

Now ‘tis the spring, and weeds are shallow-rooted; / Suffer them now, and they’ll outgrow the garden, / And choke the herbs for want of husbandry.
  —William Shakespeare

April 22, 2002

Style and Structure are the essence of a book; great ideas are hogwash.
  —Vladimir Nabokov

April 21, 2002

The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization and, above all, by the “disenchantment of the world.”
  —Max Weber

April 20, 2002

The great mass of people … will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one.
  —Adolf Hitler

April 19, 2002

The great object in life is Sensation—to feel that we exist, even though in pain; it is this “craving void” which drives us to gaming, to battle, to travel, to intemperate but keenly felt pursuits of every description whose principal attraction is the agitation inseparable from their accomplishment.
  —Lord Byron

April 18, 2002

It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!
  —Dolores Ibarruri

April 17, 2002

When God loves a creature he wants the creature to know the highest happiness and the deepest misery.… He wants him to know all that being alive can bring. That is his best gift.… There is no happiness save in understanding the whole.
  —Thornton Wilder

April 16, 2002

I knew the stars, the flowers, and the birds, / The gray and wintry sides of many glens, / And did but half remember human words, / In converse with the mountains, moors, and fens.
  —J.M. Synge

April 15, 2002

I go for all sharing the privileges of the government, who assist in bearing its burthens.
  —Abraham Lincoln

April 14, 2002

People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
  —Anne Sullivan Macy

April 13, 2002

If there be one principle more deeply rooted than any other in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest.
  —Thomas Jefferson

April 12, 2002

A doubtful choice, of these three which to crave, / A kingdom, or a cottage, or a grave.
  —Edward de Vere

April 11, 2002

The manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured.
  —Dean Acheson

April 10, 2002

History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are.
  —David C. McCullough

April 9, 2002

The biggest lesson I learned from Vietnam is not to trust [our own] government statements. I had no idea until then that you could not rely on [them].
  —James William Fulbright

April 8, 2002

We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount.… The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
  —Omar Bradley

April 7, 2002

All good poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity.
  —William Wordsworth

April 6, 2002

Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.
  —Jean Jacques Rousseau

April 5, 2002

Geez, if I could get through to you, kiddo, that depression is not sobbing and crying and giving vent, it is plain and simple reduction of feeling. Reduction, see? Of all feeling. People who keep stiff upper lips find that it’s damn hard to smile.
  —Judith Guest

April 4, 2002

I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.
  —Maya Angelou

April 3, 2002

The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal—every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open—this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.
  —Washington Irving

April 2, 2002

Discourses on humility are a source of pride in the vain and of humility in the humble. So those on scepticism cause believers to affirm. Few men speak humbly of humility, chastely of chastity, few doubtingly of scepticism.
  —Blaise Pascal

April 1, 2002

No matter how much we scorn it, kitsch is an integral part of the human condition.
  —Milan Kundera

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