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Day March 27, 2011

Tact is the art of convincing people that they know more than you do. ~ Raymond Mortimer    ++

Everyone who ever walked barefoot into his child’s room late at night hates Lego’s.  ~  Tony Kornheiser

Every time I look at you I get a fierce desire to be lonesome. ~ Oscar Levant

The trouble with a kitten is that it eventually becomes a cat. ~ Ogden Nash

Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status. ~ Laurence J. Peter

The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot. ~ Mark Twain

Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes. ~ Henry David Thoreau

In a mad world, only the mad are sane. ~ Akiro Kurosawa

Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase…the human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who do survive. ~ Frank Herbert, “Dune”

Nothing endures but change. ~ Heraclitus

I don’t wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone. ~ Katherine Kurtz

Never buy a portable TV set on the sidewalk from a man who’s out of breath.

It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession.  I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first. ~ Ronald Reagan  ++

The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program. ~ Ronald Reagan

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread. ~ Mother Teresa

Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice. ~ H.L. Mencken

One may no more live in the world without picking up the moral prejudices of the world than one will be able to go to Hell without perspiring. ~ H.L. Mencken

It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull. ~ H.L. Mencken

Living is a constant process of deciding what we are going to do. ~ Jose Ortega y Gasset

There are two insults which no human will endure:  the assertion that he hasn’t a sense of humor, and the doubly impertinent assertion that he has never known trouble. ~ Sinclair Lewis

To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves. ~ Will Durant

The first duty of love is to listen. ~ Paul Tillich

It’s not love’s going hurts my days / But that it went in little ways. ~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

Talent is what you possess; genius is what possesses you. ~ Malcolm Cowley

It is difficult to give children a sense of security unless you have it yourself.  If you have it, they catch it from you. ~ William C. Menninger

Middle age snuffs out more talent than ever wars or sudden deaths do. ~ Richard Hughes

You can always spot a well-informed man–his views are the same as yours. ~ Ilka Chase

Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. ~ James Michener

A man is only as good as what he loves. ~ Saul Bellow

Dancing is a vertical manifestation of a horizontal desire. ~ Harry Westcott