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Sunday 2 April
Two thoughts from Jane Addams:
“The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.”
“If the meanest man in the republic is deprived of his rights, then every man in the republic is deprived of his rights.”
Monday 3 April
Two thoughts from Emily St. John Mandel:
“First we only want to be seen, but once we’re seen, that’s not enough anymore. After that, we want to be remembered.”
“Sometimes you don’t know you’re going to throw a grenade until you’ve already pulled the pin.”
Tuesday 4 April
Two thoughts from Queen Elizabeth I:
“Life is for living and working at. If you find anything or anybody a bore, the fault is in yourself.”
“The past can not be cured.”
Wednesday 5 April
Two thoughts from Eugene O'Neill:
“Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace.”
“Happiness hates the timid! So does science!”
Thursday 6 April
Two thoughts from George Cukor:
"You can't have any successes unless you can accept failure."
"Anyone who looked at something special, in a very original way, makes you see it that way forever."
Friday 7 April
Two thoughts from Ben Hecht:
“Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.”
“A wise man will always allow a fool to rob him of ideas without yelling “Thief.”
Saturday 8 April
Two thoughts from Theodore Dreiser:
"How true it is that words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean."
“Men are still led by instinct before they are regulated by knowledge”
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