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Today’s Quote

We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.

– Eric Hoffer

Previous Quotes

June 1, 2021

Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.

– Ralph Charell

June 2, 2021

You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.

– John J. Plomp

June 3, 2021

Judge thyself with the judgment of sincerity, and thou will judge others with the judgment of charity.

– John Mitchell Mason

June 4, 2021

If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day.

– John A. Wheeler

June 5, 2021

You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty.

– Sacha Guitry

June 6, 2021

That's the key to having it all: stop expecting it to look like what you thought it was going to look like.

– Cindy Chupack

June 7, 2021

Never continue in a job you don't enjoy. If you're happy in what you're doing, you'll like yourself, you'll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.

– Johnny Carson

June 8, 2021

Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you've got it made.

– George Burns

June 9, 2021

The more I expect, the more unhappy I am going to be. The more I accept, the more serene I am.

– Michael J. Fox

June 10, 2021

We spend our time searching for security, and hate it when we get it.

– John Steinbeck

June 11, 2021

Every time I close the door on reality it comes in through the windows.

– Jennifer Yane

June 12, 2021

I haven't spoken to my wife in years. I didn't want to interrupt her.

– Rodney Dangerfield

June 13, 2021

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves --- in finding themselves.

– André Gide

June 14, 2021

Blink and you miss a sprint. The 10,000 meters is lap after lap of waiting. Theatrically, the mile is just the right length --- beginning, middle, end: a story unfolding.

– Sebastian Coe

June 15, 2021

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

– Noel Coward

June 16, 2021

The moments that we have with friends and family, the chances that we have to make a big difference in the world or even to make a small difference to the ones we love, all those wonderful chances that life gives us, life also takes away. It can happen fast and a whole lot sooner than you think.

– Larry Page, University of Michigan Commencement Address, 2009

June 17, 2021

Think what a better world it would be if we all --- the whole world --- had cookies and milk about three o'clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankies for a nap.


June 18, 2021

Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it's addressed to someone else.

– Ivern Ball

June 19, 2021

Today on Juneteenth, the day we celebrate the end of slavery, the day we memorialize those who offered us hope for the future and the day when we renew our commitment to the struggle for freedom.

– Angela Davis

June 20, 2021

The greatest mark of a father is how he treats his children when no one is looking.

– Dan Pearce

June 21, 2021

It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.

– Maud Hart Lovelace, BETSY-TACY AND TIB

June 22, 2021

Honesty doesn't always pay, but dishonesty always costs.

– Michael Josephson

June 23, 2021

There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life --- reciprocity.

– Confucius

June 24, 2021

Audio books are a go-anywhere medium --- easily slotted into the crannies of our busy lives --- that can transform the dullest of life's lulls, such as traffic jams or washing the dishes, into time well spent.

– Susanne Baillie

June 25, 2021

We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents.

– Eric Hoffer