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Thought for Friday, Sep 29, 2006

Law school taught me one thing:
how to take two situations
that are exactly the same and
show how they are different.

-Hart Pomerantz
Daily Inbox Presents
2006/09/15

Thought for Thursday, Sep 28, 2006

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I have more humility in my little finger than you have in your whole
____BODY!
-- from "Cerebus" #82

Thought for Wednesday, Sep 27, 2006

Golden Oldie

If language is not correct, then what is said is not what is meant;
if what is said is not what is meant, then what must be done remains
undone; if this remains undone, morals and art will deteriorate; if
justice goes astray, the people will stand about in helpless confusion.
Hence there must be no arbitrariness in what is said. This matters
above everything.

-Confucius

Thought for Tuesday, Sep 26, 2006

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If A = B and B = C, then A = C, except where void or prohibited by law.
-- Roy Santoro

Thought for Monday, Sep 25, 2006

When everyone is looking for gold,
it's a good time to be in the pick and shovel business.

-Mark Twain
From the Masters
18 Sep 2006

Thought for Friday, Sep 22, 2006

Golden Oldie

The winds and waves are always
on the side of the ablest navigators.

-Edward Gibbon

Thought for Thursday, Sep 21, 2006

Golden Oldie

I think animal testing is a terrible idea;
they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.

-A Bit of Fry and Laurie

Thought for Wednesday, Sep 20, 2006

Golden Oldie

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong
gives it a superficial appearance of being right.

-Thomas Paine

Thought for Tuesday, Sep 19, 2006

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"Deliver yesterday, code today, think tomorrow."

Thought for Monday, Sep 18, 2006

If there is a single word to describe me,
that word would be 'profectionist'.

-Gaggles of Groaners
Profusion of Puns
9/13/2006

Thought for Friday, Sep 15, 2006

Golden Oldie


All power corrupts, but we need electricity.

Thought for Thursday, Sep 14, 2006

Thought for Monday, Sep 17, 2001

-- that we here highly resolve these dead shall
not have died in vain; that the nation, shall
have a new birth of freedom, and that government
of the people by the people for the people,
shall not perish from the earth.

-Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. speech,
Nov. 19, 1863. Gettysburg Address,
http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=36#

The fighting at Gettysburg July 1-3 claimed
nearly 50,000 killed or wounded.

Thought for Wednesday, Sep 13, 2006

Thought for Friday, Sep 14, 2001

[Qaddafi] counted on America to be passive.
He counted wrong.

-Ronald Reagan, 40th US President

Address to the nation an hour after
US air attack on Muammar Qaddafi's
Tripoli headquarters in reprisal for
terrorist bombing of Berlin nightclub
and other incidents in which American
lives were lost, 14 Apr 86

Thought for Tuesday, Sep 12, 2006

Thought for Thursday, Sep 13, 2001

Fighting terrorism is like being a goalkeeper.
You can make a hundred brilliant saves but the only
shot that people remember is the one that gets past you.

- Paul Wilkinson (b. 1937), British
scholar, author on terrorism.
Daily Telegraph (London, Sept. 1, 1992).

Thought for Monday, Sep 11, 2006

Thought for Wednesday, Sep 12, 2001

Terrorists often claim to be fighting wars,
and to be doing no more than is necessary
in war. This is nonsense. War is certainly
the natural expression of collective resentment;
but it occurs between organised groups and
is fought openly, against a collective enemy.
It is possible to fight a war with undiminished
respect for the rights of the enemy individual.
Indeed, that is the duty of every soldier.
But the terrorist must disregard this duty
and disobey the law of war. His feelings
towards the individual are abolished by his
loathing of the group, and it is this -rather
than his cowardice, cruelty, or intemporate
hate- that constitutes his true moral corruption.

- Roger Scruton (b. 1944), British
philosopher, author.
_Waging War on the Individual,_
Untimely Tracts, St. Martin.s (1987).

Thought for Friday, Sep 8, 2006

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Only presidents, editors,
and people with tapeworms
have the right to
use the editorial "we."

Thought for Thursday, Sep 7, 2006

Golden Oldie

What is a committee?
A group of the unwilling,
picked from the unfit,
to do the unnecessary.

-Richard Harkness,
The New York Times, 1960

Thought for Wednesday, Sep 6, 2006

Golden Oldie

If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap,
whence everyone must take an equal portion,
most people would be content to take their own and depart.

-Socrates

Thought for Tuesday, Sep 5, 2006

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The plot was designed in a light vein that somehow became varicose.
-- David Lardner

Thought for Monday, Sep 4, 2006

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Dentist, n.:
A Prestidigitator who, putting metal in one's mouth, pulls
coins out of one's pockets.
-- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"

Thought for Friday, Sep 1, 2006

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"The only real way to look younger is not to be born so soon."
-- Charles Schulz, "Things I've Had to Learn Over and
Over and Over"

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