Monday, July 24, 2006

This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. – Winston Churchill, November 10, 1942

Thursday, July 20, 2006

I am only an average man, but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man. – Theodore Roosevelt

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm. – John F. Kennedy

Thursday, July 13, 2006

When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’ – Sydney J. Harris

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

They couldn’t hit an elephant at this distance. – Union General John Sedgwick, d. May 9, 1864, last words

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Maps encourage boldness. They’re like cryptic love letters. They make anything seem possible. – Mark Jenkins

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Poverty is uncomfortable; but nine times out of ten the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and compelled to sink or swim. – James A. Garfield

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

In each human heart are a tiger, a pig, an ass and a nightingale. Diversity of character is due to their unequal activity. – Ambrose Bierce

Thursday, June 22, 2006

We have it. The smoking gun. The evidence. The potential weapon of mass destruction we have been looking for as our pretext of invading Iraq. There’s just one problem - it’s in North Korea. – John Stewart

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad. – Theodore Roosevelt

Thursday, June 15, 2006

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; in practice, there is. – Chuck Reid

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way. – Christopher Morley

Friday, June 09, 2006

Build a man a fire, and he’ll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he’ll be warm for the rest of his life. – Terry Pratchett

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages. – H. L. Mencken

Friday, June 02, 2006

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. – Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, another is busy making mistakes and becoming superior. – Henry C. Link

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass. – Martin Mull

Friday, May 19, 2006

Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible. – Cadet maxim, USMA, West Point, NY

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Failure is the line of least persistence. – Alfred Brandt

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them. – P.J. O’Rourke

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

The European brand of fascism will probably present its most serious postwar threat to us via Latin America. – Henry A. Wallace, Vice President from 1941-1945

Monday, May 15, 2006

The word “politics” is derived from the word “poly,” meaning “many,” and the word “ticks,” meaning “blood sucking parasites.” – Larry Hardiman

Friday, May 12, 2006

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it. – Mark Twain

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Man’s main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. – Erich Fromm

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

What does it mean when guys like us get off to a bad start? Not a goddamn thing! – Phil Harris, Captain of the Alaskan crab-fishing boat Cornelia Marie

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

A fair and honest narrative of the bad is a voucher for the truth of the good. – Thomas Jefferson

Monday, May 08, 2006

Live as if you were living for the second time and had acted as wrongly the first time as you are about to act now. – Victor E. Frankl

Friday, May 05, 2006

Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States. – Porfirio Diaz

Thursday, May 04, 2006

America, you lost. – Zacarias Moussaoui, upon being sentenced to life in prison

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

A man can be destroyed but not defeated. – Ernest Hemingway

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time. – Steven Wright