October 31, 2002
The strength of the vampire is that
people will not believe in him.
October 30, 2002
Go, my songs, to the lonely and the unsatisfied, / Go also to
the nerve-racked, go to the enslaved-by-convention, / Bear to them my contempt for their oppressors.
October 29, 2002
must take our friends as they are.
October 28, 2002
Manners are especially the need of the plain. The pretty can get
away with anything.
October 27, 2002
The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price,
peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
October 26, 2002
greatest tragedy is indifference.
October 25, 2002
The gallery in which the reporters sit has become a fourth estate
of the realm.
October 24, 2002
Opposition like water, thrown on burning oil, but increases the
evil, because a person of weak judgment will seldom listen to reason, but become obstinate under reproof.
October 23, 2002
it seem / Like the empty words of a dream / Remembered on waking.
In the relations
of a weak Government and a rebellious people there comes a time when every act of the authorities exasperates the masses,
and every refusal to act excites their contempt.
October 21, 2002
Exclusively of the abstract sciences,
the largest and worthiest portion of our knowledge consists of aphorisms: and the greatest and best of men is but an aphorism.
October 20, 2002
swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.
October 19, 2002
I don’t think it is given
to any of us to be impertinent to great religions with impunity.
—John le Carré
My rifle always
remains the same. It’s the pigeons who change.
—Thierry Le Luron
October 17, 2002
Maybe all one can do is
hope to end up with the right regrets.
October 16, 2002
Man’s loneliness is but his fear of life.
October 15, 2002
are poor passing facts, / warned by that to give / each figure in the photograph / his living name.
October 14, 2002
day with life and heart / Is more than time enough to find a world.
—James Russell Lowell
The cocks may
crow, but it’s the hen that lays the egg.
October 12, 2002
Those who make peaceful
revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
—John F. Kennedy
On the whole
our armed services have been doing pretty well in the way of keeping us defended, but I hope our State Department will remember
that it is really the department of achieving peace.
I hate television.
I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can’t stop eating peanuts.
You either get
tired fighting for peace, or you die.
October 8, 2002
Give me to die unwitting of the day, / And stricken in Life’s
brave heat, with senses clear!
—Edmund Clarence Stedman
October 7, 2002
The ripest peach is highest on the
—James Whitcomb Riley
October 6, 2002
We shall not cease from exploration / And the end of all our exploring
/ Will be to arrive where we started / And know the place for the first time.
The hate of
men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die,
liberty will never perish.
October 4, 2002
I long ago come to the conclusion that all life is six to five
October 3, 2002
Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost
without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
October 2, 2002
Morality is contraband in
—Mohandas K. Gandhi
October 1, 2002
Whatever things a man gives up, / By those he cannot suffer pain.