Quotes of the Day for 1 January 2005 – New Year
Welcome to the year 2005! I hope it's a great one for all of us.
Looking forward into an empty year strikes one with a certain awe, because one finds therein no recognition. The years behind have a friendly aspect, and they are warmed by the fires we have kindled, and all their echoes are the echoes of our own voices.
- Alexander Smith, 1830 - 1867
We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives ... not looking for flaws, but for potential.
- Ellen Goodman
The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether or not it is the same problem you had last year.
- John Foster Dulles, 1888 - 1959
Never look for birds of this year in the nests of the last.
- Miguel de Cervantes, 1547 - 1616
I promise to keep on living as though I expected to live forever. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up wrinkles the soul.
- Douglas MacArthur, 1880 - 1964
If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
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