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Quotations of the Day: July 2000
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July 31, 2000

Error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.
  —Thomas Jefferson

July 30, 2000

A confessional passage has probably never been written that didn’t stink a little bit of the writer’s pride in having given up his pride.
  —J.D. Salinger

July 29, 2000

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form.
  —André Maurois

July 28, 2000

Our sun is one of 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Our galaxy is one of billions of galaxies populating the universe. It would be the height of presumption to think that we are the only living things in that enormous immensity.
  —Wernher von Braun

July 27, 2000

There is no more vulnerable human combination than an undergraduate.
  —John Sloan Dickey

July 26, 2000

You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.
  —Mario Cuomo

July 25, 2000

The true test of a brilliant theory [is] what first is thought to be wrong is later shown to be obvious.
  —Assar Lindbeck

July 24, 2000

Man is his own star; and that soul that can / Be honest is the only perfect man.
  —John Fletcher

July 23, 2000

Immortal gods! how much does one man excel another! What a difference there is between a wise person and a fool!

July 22, 2000

I’ve never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation.
  —Mike Todd

July 21, 2000

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
  —Benjamin Franklin

July 20, 2000

The difference between an author and a horse is that the horse doesn’t understand the horse dealer’s language.
  —Max Frisch

July 19, 2000

Moms depend on Kool-Aid like kids depend on Moms.

July 18, 2000

Out of mind as soon as out of sight.
  —Lord Brooke

July 17, 2000

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
  —Benjamin Disraeli

July 16, 2000

Either lead, follow or get out of the way.

July 15, 2000

A book is like a piece of rope; it takes on meaning only in connection with the things it holds together.
  —Norman Cousins

July 14, 2000

No hammers fell, no ponderous axes rung; / Like some tall palm the mystic fabric sprung. / Majestic silence!
  —Reginald Heber

July 13, 2000

When you eat fish, you don’t eat the bones. You eat the flesh. Take the Bible like that.
  —Robert R. Moton

July 12, 2000

While there is life there ’s hope.
  —John Gay

July 11, 2000

Money … is the string with which a sardonic destiny directs the motions of its puppets.
  —Somerset Maugham

July 10, 2000

Simplicity of character is no hindrance to subtlety of intellect.
  —John, Viscount Morley

July 9, 2000

To appreciate heaven well / ’T is good for a man to have some fifteen minutes of hell.
  —Will Carleton

July 8, 2000

While man is growing, life is in decrease; / And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb. / Our birth is nothing but our death begun.
  —Edward Young  

July 7, 2000

It gives me a deep comforting sense that “things seen are temporal and things unseen are eternal.”
  —Helen Keller

July 6, 2000

When [poetry] aims to express a love of the world it refuses to conceal the many reasons why the world is hard to love, though we must love it because we have no other, and to fail to love it is not to exist at all.
  —Mark Van Doren

July 5, 2000

Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15.
  —Ronald Reagan

July 4, 2000

We hold these truths to be self-evident,—that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
  —Thomas Jefferson

July 3, 2000

A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.
  —Alexander Hamilton

July 2, 2000

The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epocha in the history of America…. 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 1, 2000

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
  —George Bernard Shaw


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