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Thursday, June 6th, 2002
4:55a - On Failure -- Samuel Beckett


Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
    -- Samuel Beckett

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5:00a - On Failure -- Napoleon Hill


The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
    -- Napoleon Hill

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5:05a - On Failure -- William Feather


No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
    -- William Feather

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5:10a - On Failure -- Henry Ford


Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
    -- Henry Ford

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5:15a - On Failure -- Augustus Hare


Half the failures of this world arise from pulling in one's horse as he is leaping.
    -- Augustus Hare

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5:20a - On Failure -- Herbert Kaufman


Failure is only postponed success as long as courage "coaches" ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
    -- Herbert Kaufman

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5:25a - On Failure -- Glen Seaborg


I believe that one of the characteristics of the human race - possibly the one that is primarily responsible for its course of evolution - is that it has grown by creatively responding to failure.
    -- Glen Seaborg

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5:28a - On Failure -- Beverly Sills


You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
    -- Beverly Sills, (1929-2007) American operatic soprano

current mood: artistic

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5:45a - On Faith -- Unknown


Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservation.
    -- Unknown

--Another cool one stolen from COOL...

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6:14a - On Falling Off -- Roy Rogers


When you're young and you fall off a horse, you may break something. When you're my age and you fall off, you splatter.
    -- Roy Rogers

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6:25a - On Fame -- Dryden


Fame then was cheap...
And they have kept it since, by being dead.

    -- Dryden

current mood: cynical

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6:27a - On Fame -- Barbra Streisand


My biggest nightmare is I'm driving home and get sick and go to hospital. I say: 'Please help me.' And the people say, "Hey, you look like ..." And I'm dying while they're wondering whether I'm Barbra Streisand.
    -- Barbra Streisand

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7:39a - On Family Faces -- Gail Lumet Buckley


Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future.

    -- Gail Lumet Buckley, The Hornes: An American Family Knopf 1986

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8:37a - On Fanatics in Power — Lt. Gen. William Boykin, #7 from "10 Dumbest 2003 Quotes"

George Bush was not elected by a majority of the voters in the United States. He was appointed by God.
    -—Lt. Gen. William Boykin, the defense undersecretary in charge of hunting down top terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan

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9:05a - On Fat -- Nailed Me!


The journalists, bloggers, chefs and others who make up the Fat Pack combine an epicure's appreciation for skillful cooking with a glutton's bottomless-pit approach.
    -- Kim Severson," The Fat Pack Wonders if the Party's Over", New York Times, March 18, 2004

current mood: content

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10:12a - On Fate -- Omar Khayyam


The Moving Finger writes; and having writ,
Moves on; nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
    -- Omar Khayyam

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10:15a - On Fate -- Seneca


The fates lead he who will; he who won't, they drag.
    -- Seneca

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10:31a - On Fatherhood -- Theodore Hesburgh


The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
    -- Theodore Hesburgh

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10:48a - On Faults -- Robert Browning


Fautless to a fault.
    -- Robert Browning

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10:49a - On Fealty -- Jack Beatty

Whether exploited by traditional religions or political religions, psychological totalism -- the unquestioning
fealty to one God, one truth, and one right, embodied in one faith, one cause, one party -- has everywhere provided the tinder of persecution.
    -- Jack Beatty, "The Tyranny of Belief," The Atlantic, September 13, 2000

current mood: annoyed

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10:55a - On Fear -- Percy Bysshe Shelley


Fear not for the future, weep not for the past.
    -- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Repeated in On the Past

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11:00a - On Fear vs. Joy


If you fear nothing, you love nothing. If you love nothing, what joy can there be in life?

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11:05a - On Feeling Inferior -- Eleanor Roosevelt


No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
    -- Eleanor Roosevelt

current mood: anxious

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11:10a - On Feminism -- Joan Baez


Instead of getting hard ourselves and trying to compete, women should try to give their best qualities to men - bring them softness, teach them how to cry.
    -- Joan Baez

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11:11a - On Fences -- Anonymous

Country fences need to be horse high, pig tight and bull strong.
    -- Anonymous

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11:14a - On Fidelity in Marriage -- Paul Newman


Asked the secret of his long marriage, Newman once said there was no reason to roam, asking, "I have steak at home. Why should I go out for a hamburger?"

(In 1958, Newman starred in "The Long Hot Summer" with Woodward, whom he married that year shortly after divorcing his first wife, Jacqueline Witte.)

current mood: impressed

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11:15a - On Fighting -- Earl Douglas Haig (1861-1928), British general


Every position must be held to the last man: there must be no retirement. With our backs to the wall, and believing in the justice of our cause, each one of us must fight on to the end.
    -- Earl Douglas Haig (1861-1928), British general and commander of the Expeditionary Force in World War I

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11:20a - On Finding Fault -- Francois Fenelon


We can often do more for other men by trying to correct our own faults than by trying to correct theirs.
    -- Francois Fenelon

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11:23a - On Finding Fault -- Sir Walter Scott


O! many a shaft, at random sent
Finds mark the archer little meant!
    -- Sir Walter Scott

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11:24a - Final Words -- Benjamin Guggenheim


I am willing to remain and play the man's game if there are not enough boats for more than the women and children. Tell my wife I played the game straight out and to the end. No woman shall be left aboard this ship because Ben Guggenheim is a coward.
    -- Final words of Benjamin Guggenheim, millionaire, traveler aboard the ill-fated Titanic. As the boat began to sink, Guggenheim changed into formal dress and calmly faced death.

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12:24p - On First Love -- Benjamin Disraeli


The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
    -- Benjamin Disraeli, (1804–1881), British statesman, author. Henrieta Temple, pt. 4, ch. 1 (1837).

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12:36p - Fix It Man's Motto


You only need two tools in life: WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.

current mood: useful

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1:06p - On Fools -- Douglas Adams


A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
    -- Douglas Adams

current mood: foolish

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1:15p - On Fools -- P. T. Barnum


There's one born every minute.
    -- P. T. Barnum, (1810-1891)

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1:30p - One of Those Fools? -- Yogi Berra


I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary.
    -- Yogi Berra

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1:40p - On Fools -- Chinese proverb


One who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; one who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
    -- Chinese proverb

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1:50p - On Fools -- Mark Twain


Let us be thankful for the fools; but for them the rest of us could not succeed.
    -- Mark Twain

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2:05p - On Forgetting


Forget you? Not while I live...not if I die.

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3:16p - On Forgiveness -- Anonymous

Forgive your enemies. It messes with their heads.
    -- Anonymous

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3:20p - On Forgiveness -- Hannah Arendt


Without being forgiven, released from the consequences of what we have done, our capacity to act would ... be confined to one single deed from which we could never recover; we would remain the victims of its consequences forever, not unlike the sorcerer’s apprentice who lacked the magic formula to break the spell.
    -- Hannah Arendt (1906–1975), U.S. philosopher. The Human Condition, ch. 33 (1958).

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3:30p - On Forgiveness -- Heinrich Heine


One should forgive one's enemies, but not before they are hanged.
    -- Heinrich Heine, 1797-1856

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3:40p - On Forgiveness -- Plato


We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark. The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
    -- Plato

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4:00p - On Forks in the Road -- Yogi Berra


When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
                                                                ~ Yogi Berra

NPR: Books Podcast, 3/6/2014

Justin Kaplan, who edited the last two editions of Bartlet’s Quotes, in a 1992 interview, when asked his favorite quote, he gave one attributed to Yogi Berra: When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

current mood: laughing

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5:18p - On Freedom -- Edith Hamilton

When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.
    -- Edith Hamilton

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5:20p - On Freedom Vs. Security -- Benjamin Franklin


The man who trades freedom for security usually ends up with neither.
    -- Benjamin Franklin

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6:00p - On Friends - Wilma Askinas


A friend is one who sees through you and still enjoys the view.
    -- Wilma Askinas

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6:03p - On Friends -- Ralph Waldo Emerson


A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of Nature.
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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6:05p - On Friends -- Euripedes


It is a good thing to be rich; it is a good thing to be strong, but it is a better thing to be beloved of many friends.
    -- Euripedes

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6:05p - On Friendship -- Charles Caleb Colton


The firmest friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame.
    -- Charles Caleb Colton

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6:10p - On Friends -- George Bernard Shaw


The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
    -- George Bernard Shaw

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6:15p - On Friendship -- Source Unknown


A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.
    -- Source Unknown

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6:36p - On Friendship -- Ralph Waldo Emerson


The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship.
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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6:37p - On Friendship -- William Hazlitt

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.
    -- William Hazlitt

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6:38p - On Friendship -- George Bernard Shaw


The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
    -- George Bernard Shaw

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6:39p - On Friendship -- Joe Strummer


Life's about friendships, the way you love your partner, the way you care for your children. That is what life is about. Not anything about earning a hundred zillion dollars because you toured America more than anyone else. I want life to be about creativity.
    -- Joe Strummer, former lead singer for the Clash rock band

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6:40p - On Friendship -- Mark Twain


The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
    -- Mark Twain

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6:45p - On Friendships -- Charles Caleb Colton


The firmest friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame.
    -- Charles Caleb Colton

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6:47p - Friendship Doubles


Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joy, and dividing our grief.
    (Quote stolen from Cool.... Thanks!)

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8:50p - On Fulfilling Dreams -- Bette Davis


To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life.
    -- Bette Davis

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8:51p - On Fulfillment -- T.S. Eliot


To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life.
    -- T.S. Eliot

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9:25p - On the Future -- Yogi Berra


The future ain't what it used to be.
    -- Yogi Berra

current mood: amused

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9:27p - On the Future -- Jimmy Carter


If we succumb to a dream world, we will awake to a nightmare.
    -- Jimmy Carter, speech to the Democratic National Convention when he stood for re-election.

The part that came after was good TOO, but I couldn't hold it all in my head long enough to get the window open.

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10:00p - On Fun -- Anonymous Sign


Our family put the fun in disfunctional.

current mood: amused

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10:56p - On Funerals -- Yogi Berra


Always go to other people's funerals; otherwise they won't come to yours.
    -- Yogi Berra

current mood: amused

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