Thoughts for the Day

Today is Saturday, February 24, 2018.

That means that today is day number 56 of the year or 309 days before the end of the year.


Today's Wise Thought From a Famous Person is:
(Number 75 out of 506)

“A lie can travel halfway round the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
—Mark Twain (1835-1910, American humorist)


Today's Quotation Without Comment is:
(Number 48 out of 321)

“‘Respect for religion’ has become a code phrase meaning ‘fear of religion.’ Religions, like all other ideas, deserve criticism, satire, and, yes, our fearless disrespect.”
—Salman Rushdie (author)


Today's Made-Up Proverb is:
(Number 34 out of 232)

“One of the best things about a radio is that you can turn it off.”
— Anonymous Maxim-Maker


Today's Provocative International Factoid is:
(Number 70 out of 469)

To serve in the Indonesian army a woman must be single and have her hymen inspected as a virginity test, since, it is officially reasoned, (1) if a male officer falls in love and marries a female colleague, she must be pure, and since (2) a woman who has had sex before marriage is immoral and cannot be trusted to defend the nation.


Today's Provocative U.S. Factoid is:
(Number 78 out of 524)

Of students who received U.S. law degrees in 2012, about 56 percent found full-time jobs in law in the first year after graduating. Sixteen percent entered other degree programs. The remaining 28 percent were unemployed or working full-time or part-time in jobs that did not relate to their legal training.


Today's Pretentiously Literate Foreign-Language Quote is:
(Number 27 out of 184)

“Lo que nada nos questa hagámoslo fiesta”
[Let us make merry with whatever costs us nothing.]
—South American Proverb


Today's Folksy But Profound Chinese Proverb is:
(Number 21 out of 143)

心想事成。
(Xīn xiǎng shì chéng.)
"What you think in your heart will come to pass." (I.e., keep hoping.)


Today's Depressing Factoid or Quote From or About President Trump is:
(Number 15 out of 102)

“We won with the poorly educated. I love the poorly educated.”
—Donald Trump (American president)


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