Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
                -Charles de Montesquieu,
                 philosopher and writer (1689-1755)
                 A Word A Day  29Apr2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Afternoon, n.:

        That part of the day we spend worrying
        about how we wasted the morning.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

The government [is] extremely fond of amassing great quantities of
statistics.  These are raised to the _ nth degree, the cube roots are
extracted, and the results are arranged into elaborate and impressive
displays.  What must be kept ever in mind, however, is that in every
case, the figures are first put down by a village watchman, and he puts down anything he damn well pleases.
                -- Sir Josiah Stamp

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

 "I'm just tryin' to keep everything in balance, Woodrow.
         You do more work than you got to, so it's my obligation
         to do less."

                                    -Agustus McCrae
                                     Lonesome Dove
                                     Submitted by Herr Kemper

Monday, December 16, 2013


After Fri December 20th, I will be taking some time off of Thought for the day. I will return on Monday, Jan 6th,

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Thought for the day: Golden Oldie

Nothing is really lost.
It's just where it doesn't belong.

-Suzanne Mueller

Friday, December 13, 2013

Friday, December 13th, 2013

  Golden Oldie

     At times our own light goes out and is
     rekindled by a spark from another person.
     Each of us has cause to think with deep
     gratitude of those who have lighted the flame
     within us.

                       -Albert Schweitzer

           From .sig Quotes
           via Penny Pennington's Today's Thought

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Golden Oldie

       Before you criticize people, you
       should walk a mile in their shoes.
       That way, when you criticize them,
       you've got a mile-long head start. ...
       And you have their shoes.

                      -The Lion

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

         To invent,
          you need a good imagination
          and a pile of junk.

                  -Thomas Edison

Monday, December 9, 2013

Monday, December 9th, 2013


       If I traveled to the end of the rainbow
       As Dame Fortune did intend,
       Murphy would be there to tell me
       The pot's at the other end.

                      -Bert Whitney

Friday, December 6, 2013

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Golden Oldie

   Finish every day and be done with it.
   You have done what you could;
   some blunders and absurdities crept in;
   forget them as soon as you can.
   Tomorrow is a new day;
   You shall begin it serenely and
   with too high a spirit to be encumbered
   with your old nonsense.

               -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thursday, December 5th, 2013


         I have the simplest tastes.
         I am always satisfied with the best.

                     -Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

                       -Sgt Schultz
                        Hogan's Heroes

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Chisolm's First Corollary to Murphy's Second Law:
        When things just can't possibly get any worse, they will.