October 2011

October 1, 2011
“Sometimes it is more important to discover what one cannot do, than what one can do.”
– Lin Yu-t’ang (1895-1976)

October 2, 2011
“The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.”
– Tom Clancy (1947- )

October 3, 2011
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
– Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

October 4, 2011
“The President has kept all of the promises he intended to keep.”
– George Stephanopolous (1961- )

October 5, 2011
“Behind every brilliant performance there were countless hours of practice and preparation.”
– Eric Duncan Butterworth (1929-2006)

October 6, 2011
“God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time.”
– Robin Williams (1951- )

October 7, 2011
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
– William Arthur Ward (1921–1994)

October 8, 2011
“He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.”
– Harold Wilson (1916-1995)

October 9, 2011
“In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is.”
– Yogi Berra (1925- )

October 10, 2011
“Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.”
– Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988)

October  11, 2011
“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.”
– Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

October 12, 2011
“Those are my principles. If you don’t like them, I have others.”
– Groucho Marx (1890-1977)

October 13, 2011
“The only true wisdom is knowing that you know nothing.”
– Socrates (469 BC–399 BC)

October 14, 2011
“He who angers you conquers you.”
– Elizabeth Kenny (1880-1952)

October 15, 2011
“Opportunity is missed by most people, because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
– Thomas Edison (1847-1931)

October 16, 2011
“There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.”
– Will Rogers (1879-1935)

October 17, 2011
“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.”
– John Adams (1735-1826)

October 18, 2011
“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
– Robert Heinlein (1908-1988)

October 19, 2011
“I don’t know why we are here, but I’m pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.”
– Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951)

October 20, 2011
“You cannot put the same shoe on every foot.”
– Publilus Syrus (~100BC)

October 21, 2011
“Dad taught me everything I know. Unfortunately, he didn’t teach me everything he knows.”
– Al Unser, Jr. (1962- )

October 22, 2011
“Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down.”
– Jimmy Durante (1893-1980)

October 23, 2011
“Don’t stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.”
– George Burns (1896-1996)

October 24, 2011
“Nobody can insult me as much as I’ve insulted myself.”
– Josh Hamilton (1981- )

October 25, 2011
“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”
– Christopher Reeve (1952-2004)

October 26, 2011
“I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.”
– Sir Stephen Henry Roberts (1901-1971)

October 27, 2011
“A witty saying proves nothing.”
– Voltaire (1694-1778)

October 28, 2011
“I’m living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.”
– e e cummings (1894-1962)

October 29, 2011
“Pray, v.: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy.”
– Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

October 30, 2011
“Maybe this world is another planet’s Hell.”
– Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

October 31, 2011
“I see my face in the mirror and go, ‘I’m a Halloween costume? That’s what they think of me?”
– Drew Carey (1958- )

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