Archive Of Today's Thoughts

Dec 15, 2017:
"It's nice to know the definition of love, but it's probably more important to know the definition of partner."

Dec 14, 2017:
"Sweeter than any success is having someone you can't wait to tell about it."

Dec 13, 2017:
"Essential to happiness, I believe, is the ability to discard your regrets once they have served their purpose."

Dec 12, 2017:
"You can wait for a miracle, but it's generally a better strategy to meet it halfway."

Dec 11, 2017:
"Shall I sit in a sunlit present, recalling a moonlit past, or shall I envision a starlit future?"

Dec 10, 2017:
"To grow old with a loving companion is to outlive all your regrets."

Dec 9, 2017:
"If you will keep your eyes open for it, there is always some gosh darn thing that will restore your faith."

Dec 8, 2017:
"If it makes you feel more like a fool than a saint, then you probably did the right thing."

Dec 7, 2017:
"You don't become beautiful in someone's eyes by being beautiful but by finding the someone."

Dec 6, 2017:
"If a wedding were a sales agreement, marriage would be in the fine print."

Dec 5, 2017:
"The worst thing about reacting to slights and snubs is not that it magnifies trivial things but that it enlarges small people."

Dec 4, 2017:
"In the end we're the person we pretend to be.  It is the person we thought was pretending who only existed in our mind."

Dec 3, 2017:
"Never explain -- until you meet that one special person who understands your inner soul, and then, well, God help them."

Dec 2, 2017:
"There are days I like to devote to things that don't require any action on my part."

Dec 1, 2017:
"You can be stopped by the odds against you, or, if you prefer to be influenced by something you can actually see, you can follow your lucky star."

Nov 26, 2017:
"In an age when manners and civility have gone the way of dressing for dinner, you begin to understand why people dressed for dinner."

Nov 25, 2017:
"There is a child in every one of us, not always accompanied by an adult."

Nov 24, 2017:
"We live in unusual times.  There has always been hypocrisy, but rarely does it come out of hiding and parade down Main Street."

Nov 23, 2017:
"Lord, we gather as a family to thank Thee for all Thy blessings, most especially for making us this family and granting us this gathering."

Nov 22, 2017:
"A Happy Thanksgiving to all, especially to grandmother, be she the welcoming host, or the honored guest, or the treasured memory."

Nov 21, 2017:
"You wonder if somewhere on Thanksgiving Day there is a gathering of the departed where they raise a glass to those left behind."

Nov 20, 2017:
"So often the search for happiness takes you down a familiar street to an old address."

Nov 19, 2017:
"In a day and age when all manner of things are believed against contrary evidence -- hey, why not believe there's a little good in everyone."

Nov 18, 2017:
"Nothing today is so little appreciated as the moral character it takes to be a normal, everyday person."

Nov 17, 2017:
"A question to ask, as parent or teacher, is whether a child who never won your approval ever knew it was available."

Nov 16, 2017:
"I would tell you the secret to success if I knew what part of getting up, dressed and out the door were a secret."

Nov 15, 2017:
"We complain that life is not easy.  But did we pray for an easy life, or did we pray for happiness and fulfillment -- and did we suppose it would be easy?"

Nov 14, 2017:
"To be true to one another is not merely a promise.  There are times in a marriage when it's your only plan."

Nov 13, 2017:
"So often the person in our lives who most needs a little empathy from us is that figure in the mirror."

Nov 12, 2017:
"I have been blessed in life -- in a way that has left me never doubting the moments in Scripture when an angel appears."

Nov 11, 2017:
"Destiny -- a foreordained event, as when two raindrops, flung from the heavens, merge on a window pane."

Nov 10, 2017:
"There is hope for a country whose veterans still wave its flag and wear with pride its badges of honor."



Nov 9, 2017:
"Anger, sorrow, resentment -- there are a thousand different names for a little time that needs to go by."

Nov 8, 2017:
"We are taught to be wary of our happiness, as if it had some devious, ulterior motive.  My advice?  Do what makes you happy -- and trust in your happiness."

Nov 7, 2017:
"Man is the only animal who enjoys the consolation of believing in a next life.  All other animals enjoy the consolation of not worrying about it."

Nov 6, 2017:
The problem with settling for "good enough" is that it's so hard to distinguish it from "almost good enough."

Nov 5, 2017:
"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting a yearly salary increase."

Nov 4, 2017:
"There is a difference between denying reality and avoiding it whenever possible."

Nov 3 2017:
"The trick to succeeding is to stop thinking there's a trick to everything."

Nov 2, 2017:
"If there's an accusation most of us are guilty of, it is that we are trying to protect someone."

Nov 1, 2017:
"I believe there's a destiny that brings two people together -- but not for the purpose of making anything easier."

Oct 31, 2017:
"There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch."

Oct 30, 2017:
"There's a moment in life when you discover it's not all about you, usually when you meet the person it's all about."

Oct 29, 2017:
"A toast today to all the invisible people doing jobs mysteriously getting done."

Oct 28, 2017:
"One day, in your search for happiness, you find a partner by your side, and you realize that your happiness has come to help you search."

Oct 27, 2017:
"What a clever liar eventually learns is that telling the truth would have been more clever."

Oct 26, 2017:
"It is the worst trade we make in life -- who we are for what we want."

Oct 25, 2017:
"Sometimes people get the wrong impression about us because that is the one we keep making."

Oct 24, 2017:
"The problem with leaving behind a wasted planet is figuring out how to leave it behind."

Oct 23, 2017:
"Life is a series of experiences that make you an expert on what is best for someone else."

Oct 22, 2017:
"In times of distrust and division, a friendly smile is more than a gesture of civility -- it is a small protest."

Oct 21, 2017:
"The challenge of virtue is that it requires commitment, whereas evil is always offered as a free trial."

Oct 20, 2017:
"It is a rare blessing -- the love that stands in your shadow and considers it shade."

Oct 19, 2017:
"May you have the respect you earn, the gratitude you deserve and the love that leaves you wondering how you could have been so lucky."

Oct 18, 2017:
"I nod to a stranger, and the stranger nods back, and two people go off feeling a little less anonymous."

Oct 17, 2017:
"I am never two minutes into removing the clutter from my life before I start running into the clutter that is my life."

Oct 16, 2017:
"There are more martyrs to nonsense than truth, truth preferring missionaries."

Oct 15, 2017:
I always wonder, when someone tells me, "You know better than that," what I ever did to make them think so.

Oct 14, 2017:
Generally it's a good idea not to say "I love you" if there's something you don't mean by it.

Oct 13, 2017:
"I reject the notion that just because you call it reality, it doesn't have to meet some minimum standard."

Oct 12, 2017:
"So often when people tell you you must accept reality, it's not the same reality they accepted."

Oct 11, 2017:
"Ever wonder what might be achieved if climbing the management ladder and managing something were the same skill?"

Oct 10, 2017:
"I love you" -- if you've said it once, you've said it a thousand times.  But did you actually say it once?

Oct 9, 2017:
"One reason to learn from history is that it's such a good example of what happens if you don't."

Oct 8, 2017:
"The great thing about working in the arts is that every completed work leaves you a chance to try again what you had in mind."

Oct 4, 2017:
"If you don't learn from the past, you aren't likely to learn from the present, either."

Oct 3, 2017:
"If at first you don't succeed, you at least find out who your friends are."

Oct 2, 2017:
"Sometimes the best exercise of good judgment is knowing when to withhold your better judgment."

Oct 1, 2017:
"It is no secret but worth repeating.  At the core of all prejudice is self-loathing.  At the heart of all compassion is self esteem."

Sep 30, 2017:
"We are never too old, but we are always too young to realize it."

Sep 29, 2017:
"I am less motivated by people urging me to do the right thing than by people assuming I will."

Sep 28, 2017:
"You can live in an unfair world, feeling that somehow you deserve it, until one day you meet someone who clearly doesn't."

Sep 27, 2017:
"Those who warn of temptation rearing its ugly head have obviously never seen temptation."

Sep 26, 2017:
"If I chase a hopeless dream, it is because I have found it the best way to meet hopeful people."

Sep 25, 2017:
Another night, another "Why?"
I shout into the starry sky
To echo as a fading cry
Across the reach of no reply.

Sep 24, 2017:
"You cannot return to a time, but sometimes, together, you can return to a beginning."

Sep 23, 2017:
"The enemy of great dreams is not so much the cynic as the small dreamer."

Sep 22, 2017:
"Do not spend your life seeking security and then wonder why you never found happiness."

Sep 21, 2017:
"Hope is not a plan, but without it, nothing else is a plan, either."

Sep 20, 2017:
"You can awaken each day to obligations you never chose, or you can decide today to choose them."

Sep 19, 2017:
"Another thing you can learn from your dog is when to go lie under the dining room table and await developments."

Sep 18, 2017:
"I am accused of favoring dogs over people when, in fact, I favor whoever comes running when I whistle."

Sep 17, 2017:
"To be a parent is to feel that when something bad happens to you and you alone, it has taken the decoy."

Sep 16, 2017:
"To know the innermost thoughts of anyone is to know the innermost thoughts of everyone."

Sep 15, 2017:
"Once you see yourself as a victim of circumstances, it is possible to find a circumstance in just about anything."

Sep 14, 2017:
"You can be sure that the person who disparages others in your presence disparages you in their presence."

Sep 13, 2017:
"It is rare that two people can remember what they were searching for when they found each other."

Sep 12, 2017:
"We can be all in this together or all in this apart, but make no mistake, we're all in this."

Sep 11, 2017:
"In every relationship there are situations you need to talk through -- and situations where you need to be through talking."

Sep 10, 2017:
"Never mind that your actions seem hopeless.  Act anyway, for you have a greater ability to act than to judge hopelessness."

Sep 9, 2017:
"There is a final stage in the relaxation of morals where everything is offensive, but it doesn't offend anyone."

Sep 8, 2017:
"The heart has its reasons, and they aren't debate topics."

Sep 7, 2017:
"Sometimes love is just a comfort in each other's presence that shows up as long silences on the interstate."

Sep 6, 2017:
"The most  deserving cries for help are never heard, because they are never uttered."

Sep 5, 2017:
"How, child, do I know where you're headed?  Because I'm there, and I can see you coming."

Sep 4, 2017:
"Life is too short to spend it wishing you could live it over again."

Sep 3, 2017:

"There are memories I choose not to live with, but we hang out at the same bar."

Sep 2, 2017:

"Do things while you can and while they matter to you, because neither is a permanent state of affairs."

Sep 1, 2017:

"Perseverance is not by itself a plan, unless, of course, all other parts of the plan have failed."

Aug 26, 2017:
"It is possible to live a simple, uncomplicated life, but we usually call it by a different name.  We call it loneliness."

Aug 25, 2017:

"There are times when happiness needs less to be pursued than welcomed."

Aug 24, 2017:
"Though you lose all hope, there is still hope -- and it loves to surprise."

Aug 23, 2017:

"You get to an age when no matter what happens, you wish someone would put a stop to it."

Aug 22, 2017:

"It is not unreasonable to have faith in that which is necessary for your happiness."

Aug 21, 2017:

"As a dispenser of goods and services, government is a vending machine that swallows every other quarter."

Aug 20, 2017:

"Life is a series of adult choices, most of which life will try to get you to make before age 21."

Aug 19, 2017:

Never ask, "Did I do the best I could?" without allowing for the possibility that you did.

Aug 18, 2017:
"Another day, another chance that the happiness you don't dare to seek will wander into your comfort zone."

Aug 17, 2017:

"Just as darkness is the absence of light, ignorance is the absence of knowledge, and should not be mistaken for a point of view."

Aug 16, 2017:
"Do I believe in miracles?  Let me put it this way -- I believe in miracle workers."

Aug 15, 2017:

"So often the idea that something's stopping you is an obstacle illusion."

Aug 14, 2017:

"Pure evil does not promote itself as evil but as purity."

Jul 31, 2017:

"The challenge of caring only about yourself is to find sufficient motive."

Jul 30, 2017:

"Just when you think you've lost all interest in life, you lose a coin in a vending machine."

Jul 29, 2017:

"Occasionally it's good to devote a day to something in your life that's perfect but needs a little attention to stay that way." 

Jul 28, 2017:

"Good always has opportunity.  We need to give it motive.  Evil always has motive.  We need to deny it opportunity."

Jul 27, 2017:

"Just when you think you don't care, you meet some kid who thinks nobody cares."

Jul 26, 2017:

"The trouble with planning to repent on your deathbed is having to backpack the deathbed wherever you go." 

Jul 25, 2017:

"One does not grow wiser by knowing more but by becoming less certain." 

Jul 24, 2017:

There are people who never say, "In my opinion..."  They say, "The reality is..." when the reality is, it's their opinion. 

Jul 23, 2017:

"All we know about the universe is that it began as a swirling pool of hot gas that, as it cooled, began spinning off moral dilemmas." 

Jul 22, 2017:

"I have nothing against the human race.  I just think there are better role models for our children." 

Jul 21, 2017:

"Why would you bring a child into this world?  Because there is no other world and because your child has no other way into it." 

Jul 20, 2017:

"It is unlikely that any of us was born in order to find out what someone else would do in our shoes." 

Jun 20, 2017:

"I have never understood the purpose of hate, or how you know the purpose has been accomplished, and you can stop." 

Jun 19, 2017:

"Every lie has a reason, the reason also a lie." 

Jun 18, 2017:

"One perception you nearly always have wrong is that someone else would be better off if you weren't around." 

Jun 17, 2017:

"Whatever it is, it is better to discover it yourself than have it brought to your attention." 

Jun 16, 2017:

"No one is indispensable.  You live, you die, and everything you thought was your fault goes right on happening." 

Jun 15, 2017:
"I like friends who, when you tell them you need a moment alone, know enough not to stray too far." 

Jun 14, 2017:

"I dunno, you get to a point in life where you'd settle for life, liberty and the pursuit of can't complain." 

Jun 13, 2017:

"Failure is a lesson that has a moral to teach -- if you will focus less on the lesson and more on the moral." 

Jun 12, 2017:
"So often we choose to continue the life we know, only to discover that it was not one of the choices.." 

Jun 11, 2017:

"There is no more important leadership skill than the ability to interpret blank looks as agreement." 

Jun 10, 2017:

"It takes courage to risk a chance.  It takes heroism to risk the inevitable consequence." 

Jun 9, 2017:
"You have to pay the price for success.  It is a difficult thing to shoplift." 

Jun 8, 2017:

"Alas, by the time Fate caught up to my life, Chance had it all planned." 

Jun 7, 2017:

"Evidence suggests that every life form on earth was given the choice of intelligence or perfection -- and all but one chose perfection." 

Jun 6, 2017:

"I don't know if I ever met a certified fool, but I've met a few folks whose applications would be given serious consideration." 

Jun 5, 2017:

"The battle of good versus evil would be easier if evil would take a turn being the virtue." 

Jun 4, 2017:

"You can be a caring person or nobody's fool.  It is a difficult thing to be both." 

Jun 3, 2017:
"On the one hand, I'd like to expect the best of every human being I meet.  On the other hand, that would make me a cocker spaniel." 

Jun 2, 2017:

"Once there was a grain of sand that wanted to become a beach, an example of how you can't always do it all by yourself." 

Jun 1, 2017:
"Mostly what you learn from experience is that it would have better to learn from somebody else's." 

May 31, 2017:

"Those who warn of temptation rearing its ugly head obviously haven't seen temptation." 

May 30, 2017:

"Never lose hope, because miracles happen, and they need something to work with." 

May 29, 2017:
"I have never wished for more hours in the day, twenty-four being more than I have time for as it is." 

May 28, 2017:

"The first requirement in taking a step in the right direction is to take a step in some direction." 

May 27, 2017:

"Sometimes you need a missionary's faith, which is to say, a belief in the cumulative impact of actions that are all but hopeless." 

May 26, 2017:

"The hardest thing about making a difference is that it's never clear that you are." 

May 25, 2017:

"A nod, a smile, a pleasant hello -- they aren't anything.  And that's the point -- a little civility doesn't take anything." 

May 24, 2017:

Yes, I've been accused of wasting my time, to which I reply, "Whose time did you say that was again?" 

May 23, 2017:

"There is no actual law that says you cannot get locked into a daily routine that makes you happy." 

May 22, 2017:

"The great thing about advocating for animals is that it takes so little to satisfy your base constituency." 

May 21, 2017:

"If you could apply for a life of ease, what would you state as the purpose of your request?" 

May 20, 2017:
"Life is too short to care what people think of you who never do." 

May 19, 2017:

"The thing about people who understand you is that when they die, you can still visit them, and they still understand you."

May 18, 2017:

"We try to raise kids secure in our love and certain of their next meal, which, let's face it, doesn't leave much to negotiate with." 

May 17, 2017:

"No human being is anyone else's punishment or reward." 

May 16, 2017:

"Occasionally it's good to reassess those of your friendships in which you are the only participating friend."

May 15, 2017:

"Better to spend your time foolishly than to let it expire unused.".

May 14, 2017:

Whenever I see a lost soul and think, "There but for the grace of God go I," I realize that the grace of God was my mom.

May 13, 2017:
"There is exactly as much wealth as there are fair shares.  If someone has less than their fair share, someone else has more."

May 12, 2017:
"Once there was a couple who parted to go their separate ways only to discover that they didn't have any ways that were separate."

May 11, 2017:

"If all sins were forgivable, we wouldn't need forgiveness.  If everyone deserved mercy, we wouldn't need mercy."

May 10, 2017:

"The thing to realize about your prejudices is that they love to pose as your principles."

May 9, 2017:

"There are times in a relationship when the band plays, but mostly you dance to a remembered tune."

May 8, 2017:

"Let me put it this way -- I'm at the stage of life where no recent photograph of myself is recent enough."

May 7, 2017:

"Life is an educational process you can't drop out of -- you either learn the lesson or you become the lesson."

May 6, 2017:
"If you can't find God in 2 + 2 = 4, you won't find Him in E = MC squared, either."

May 5, 2017:

"Is it surprising that a generation that does not value marriage does not value compromise, generally?"

May 4, 2017:

"It is a sad lament -- the happiness you might have found if you had taken the path that still lies right there in front of you."

May 3, 2017:

"Who would not be a little dishonest if there were such a thing as a little dishonesty."

May 2, 2017:

"There is a state of denial called hope which I prefer to the state of denial called despair."

May 1, 2017:

"To be accepted for the person one pretends to be is all the understanding most people want."

Apr  30, 2017:

"The challenges of life would seem less daunting if we knew how daunting life can become without challenge."

Apr  29, 2017:

"If only mankind could start all over again -- and this time try it as womankind."

Apr  28, 2017:

"A simple rule -- never let anything that doesn't matter to you ruin something that does."

Apr  27, 2017:

"What does the devil want with your soul?  He wants to see what you'll pay to get it back."

Apr  26, 2017:

"Wouldn't it be cool if time traveled backwards, and everyone who was late had to wait around for everyone who was on time?"

Apr  25, 2017:
"The punctual have this in common with the chronically-late -- they run into exactly the same unexpected delays."

Apr  24, 2017:

"Sometimes Fate dilly-dallies in bringing two people together, and their guardian angels have to see to it."

Apr  23, 2017:

"Nothing makes a better first impression on me like some small visible evidence that you would like to."

Apr  22, 2017:
"The most common excuse of people who waited until the last minute is that something came up at the last minute."

Apr  21, 2017:

"The trouble with caring only about yourself is that it so often leads to not caring about anyone."

Apr  20, 2017:

"There are times when you don't need a miracle, but you definitely need something unknown to science."

Apr  19, 2017:

"Never let your emotions rule, but always let them testify."

Apr  18, 2017:
"Not everything unknown to science is unknown to possibility."

Apr  17, 2017:

"Sometimes, to find the silver lining, you have to realize that it's not all about you."

Apr  16, 2017:

"There are reasons why no one could ever love you, and you can be sure your lover knows them all."

Apr  15, 2017:

"Be happy and a reason will come along."

Apr  14, 2017:

"If you are not on your guard, putting on your unhappiness in the morning can become as instinctive as putting on your clothes."

Apr  13, 2017:
"The lesson of Good Friday is to never lose hope -- or at least give it the weekend."

Apr  12, 2017:

"I dunno -- seems like nothing ever brings you back to reality that makes you want to stay there."

Apr  11, 2017:
"Yes, there are people who might ruin my day -- if they were on the list of people I will let ruin my day."

Apr  10, 2017:

"Today is one of those spring days when your black mood seems an affront to the blue sky."

Apr  9, 2017:

"Remember that a hopeless situation is only a situation -- you are the one supplying the hopelessness."

Apr  8, 2017:

"There are Seven Deadly Sins, of which, so far, only Envy and Greed have organized politically."

Apr  7, 2017:

"It is not necessary that a good thing become a better thing.  Sometimes you just have to let a good thing be a good thing."

Apr  6, 2017:
"There are times when you just need to park your better judgment and listen to your better angels."

Apr  5, 2017:

"Do not expect the whole truth from those who have never told you the whole lie."

Apr  4, 2017:
"What good is a moral code that causes you to regret but never causes you to reconsider?"

Apr  3, 2017:

"In the end you don't need to know what love is.  You just need to know that certain people are safe from harm."

Apr  2, 2017:

"The mark of a clever conspiracy is that the people it conspires against think they are part of it."

Apr  1, 2017:

"You know something's wrong with the system when you find yourself begging for justice as if it were mercy."

Mar  31, 2017:

"Whatever you're trying to prove, it's good, occasionally, to spend a day not trying to prove it."

Mar  30, 2017:
"You can call it betrayal -- or you can understand that true love makes impossible promises."

Mar  29, 2017:

"Most of human progress is owed to people who refused to admit to themselves what everyone else already knew."

Mar  28, 2017:

"Optimism is the knack of not letting every conceivable thing that could ruin your life ruin your day."

Mar  27, 2017:
"You have to let trivial things make you happy.  You can't count on the important things."

Mar  26, 2017:

"Never let something ruin your life that wouldn't matter to you otherwise."

Mar  25, 2017:

"A lasting relationship can be owed to Fate or Chance, but more often it is owed to Second Chance."

Mar  24, 2017:
"If you're going to let some trivial thing ruin your day, the possibilities are endless."

Mar  23, 2017:
"All I know about the odds is that they're always against you if you never take the chance."

Mar  22, 2017:

"You can't predict everything that will happen, but if you know a little history, you can predict a few things that will happen again."

Mar  21, 2017:

"Say what you want about marriage, it's still the best-known cure for unnecessary conversation."

Mar 20, 2017:

"You're born, you die, and in between you try not to get involved.  Good luck with that."

Mar 19, 2017:

"There are things I regret not because I'm to blame but because they're regrettable and no one else is regretting them."

Mar 18, 2017:

"The longer you reserve comment, the more it becomes obvious that you have said enough."

Mar 17, 2017:

"A soulmate is someone who knows where you went when you were last seen wandering aimlessly."

Mar 16, 2017:

"I have learned to just quietly listen, finding that it is usually what people want when they ask for my input."

Mar 15, 2017:

"We live today with our excuses, and regret tomorrow with our real reasons."

Mar 14, 2017:

"Imagine, in the first winter, the odds you have gotten against the first spring."

Mar 13, 2017:

"It is perhaps unfair to hold against someone the very thing that attracted us to them in the first place."

Mar 12, 2017:

"There is no fonder memory of anyone than of how easy it was to make them happy."

Mar 11, 2017:

"We all want to be liked, often mistaken for wanting to be understood."

Mar 10, 2017:

"The best evidence that you're doing the right thing is that it isn't easy."

Mar 9, 2017:

"There are things happening today that don't make sense, and you dread the sense they would make if they did."

Mar 8, 2017:

"I've been looking over the list of spring chores I made up last fall, and darned of they aren't fall chores, after all."

Mar 7, 2017:

"The best things in life are not only free, they take less trunk space."

Mar 6, 2017:

"Ah, yes, nostalgia.  We live our days in the glare of the sun, and remember them in the glow of the moon."

Mar 5, 2017:

I had a dream.  It was Judgment Day, and God said to me, "Before you blame your parents, I should tell you that they're already in heaven."

Mar 4, 2017:
"Eventually we realize that life is a circus and living it a death defying act."

Mar 3, 2017:
"The list keeps growing -- the evils that otherwise good people find an excuse to condone -- until one day there's no otherwise left."

 Mar 2, 2017:

"It's a hard thing to change your mind about someone, especially when it requires you to change your memories." 

Mar 1, 2017:

"How, child, do I know where you're headed?  Because I'm there, and I can see you coming." 

Feb 28, 2017:

Life is too short to spend waiting for an answer, especially when the answer is nearly always, "It's up to you." 

Feb 27, 2017:

"Two things are needed to succeed -- a sensible plan and a willingness to stick to it when any sensible person would give up." 

Feb 26, 2017:

"It is a persistent delusion that electing someone to political office will get them to go away." 

Feb 25, 2017:

"There is a difference between denying reality and avoiding it whenever possible." 

Feb 24, 2017:
"The unhappiness we feel because someone doesn't care is always blamed on someone who does." 

Feb 23, 2017:

"Sometimes a couple says together for the sake of the kids -- two kids who sat under a full moon and pledged to be forever true." 

Feb 22, 2017:
"Wealth and wisdom are seldom combined, for the person who achieves one no longer desires the other."

Feb 21, 2017:

"Seek happiness first where you had it last." 

Feb 20, 2017:
Despite all the new safety alerts in cars, nothing has ever replaced someone in the passenger's seat shouting, "Dear God!" 

Feb 19, 2017:

"Most often the person for whom we would climb any mountain and swim any sea would settle for a little conversation at dinner." 

Feb 18, 2017:

"We tend to cherish the things for which we have sacrificed, none more than the lie for which we sacrificed the truth." 

Feb 17, 2017:

"If the good Lord had intended me to make excuses for who I am, He would have given me better excuses." 

Feb 16, 2017:

"Nothing we feel entitled to ever comes to us in sufficient abundance to make us happy.  Happiness is always a sense of having been blessed." 

Feb 15, 2017:
"Beware a belief that has long withstood the test of not being challenged." 

Feb 14, 2017:
It is a simple sentiment, "I love you" and yet so hard sometimes to get the words right. 

Feb 13, 2017:

"Being loved by all is little fun,
 Unless you're also loved by one." 

Feb 12, 2017:

"The first place to look for happiness is where you left it." 

Feb 11, 2017:

"I've thought about living and dying, and I think it's probably better than living and being left behind." 

Feb 10, 2017:

"There is no limit to what one person can do, and, fortunately, that is who most of us are." 

Feb 9, 2017:

"I don't know what it takes to be you.  You don't know what it takes to be me.  And so we tend to underrate each other's courage." 

Feb 8, 2017:

"It never fails -- just when you think a politician knows better, you discover he knows worse." 

Feb 7, 2017:

"The power of a tweet?  Well, for one thing, it makes possible an appeal to mob psychology without having to assemble a mob." 

Feb 6, 2017:

"How do you find love?  You just keep showing a brave face to the world, and one day it breaks someone's heart." 

Feb 5, 2017:
"Every day I am passed right and left by people who aren't going to get to the end of the day any sooner than I am." 

Jan 24, 2017:

Words, looking back: "Though battered by daring, not sorry I dared.  Though sorrowed by caring, not sorry I cared." 

Jan 17, 2017:

"We usually recognize the consequences of our actions.  It is the consequence of our inaction that gets confused with fate." 

Jan 15, 2017:

"Anyone can become a victim of circumstances who is bound and determined to find the circumstances." 

Jan 11, 2017:

"One way to stop doing things you'll later regret is to stop doing things you already regret. " 

Jan 2, 2017:

"Perhaps there are truths I can't handle, but I like to be the one who gets to decide." 

Jan 1, 2017:

"You can accept reality without believing every yarn it spins."