Friday, July 29, 2005

Life is to be entered upon with courage. – Alexis de Tocqueville

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Concentrate your energies, your thoughts and your capital. The wise man puts all his eggs in one basket and watches the basket. – Andrew Carnegie

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings. – Samuel Johnson

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

I like a man who grins when he fights. – Winston Churchill

Monday, July 25, 2005

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. – Albert Einstein

Friday, July 22, 2005

I was raised in the shadow of the University – I was educated there – so were my sons and grand-sons; and I have always had for my Alma Mater as much pride and affection as any pupil ever felt for the great Masters of the school of Athens. – John S. Mosby, on the University of Virginia

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. – Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. – Mark Twain

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

A billion here, a billion there, sooner or later it adds up to real money. – Everett Dirksen, U.S. Senator

Monday, July 18, 2005

Boredom is a vital problem for the moralist, since at least half the sins of mankind are caused by the fear of it. – Bertrand Russell

Friday, July 15, 2005

I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold and very well made. – James Bond (Ian Fleming), Casino Royale

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Business is a means - the only means - to increase the quantity of goods available for preserving life and rendering it more agreeable. – Ludwig von Mises

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Death is not an event in life; we do not live to experience death. If we take eternity to mean not infinite temporal duration but timelessness, then eternal life belongs to those who live in the present. – Ludwig Wittgenstein

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

What good fortune for governments that the people do not think. – Adolf Hitler

Monday, July 11, 2005

Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn. – Miguel de Cervantes

Friday, July 08, 2005

Make no small plans, for they have no power to stir the soul. – Niccolo Machiavelli

Thursday, July 07, 2005

I just want an opportunity to fail. – Sgt. Andy McCaffrey, disabled veteran of the war in the Iraq who is asking to be redeployed

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Actually, today I had to defend the Bush Administration in France again. They refuse to accept, because of their political ideology, that he has actually done more than any American president for Africa. But it’s empirically so. – Bob Geldof, quoted in Time Magazine on June 27, 2005

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Three failures denote uncommon strength. A weakling has not enough grit to fail thrice. – Minna Thomas Antrim

Friday, July 01, 2005

The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epocha in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward for evermore. – John Adams, July 3rd, 1776