Thoughts for the Day

Today is Monday, August 13, 2018.

That means that today is day number 226 of the year or 139 days before the end of the year.


Today's Wise Thought From a Famous Person is:
(Number 320 out of 526)

“Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.”
—W. C. Fields (comedian)


Today's Quotation Without Comment is:
(Number 203 out of 334)

“There’s been satanic worship. There’s been sexual perversion. God is going to use that storm to bring revival. God has a plan. God has a purpose.”
—Evangelist Franklin Graham (explaining why Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans)


Today's Made-Up Proverb is:
(Number 145 out of 238)

“Being a jerk doesn’t mean you can’t have fans; after all, jerks tend to admire each other.”
— Anonymous Maxim-Maker


Today's Provocative International Factoid is:
(Number 313 out of 514)

It took until 1800 for the earth's human population to reach 1,000,000,000. By 2000 it was already 6,000,000,000.


Today's Provocative U.S. Factoid is:
(Number 350 out of 574)

More Americans die from medication errors each year than from workplace injuries. (000101)


Today's Pretentiously Literate Foreign-Language Quote is:
(Number 114 out of 187)

“Humani generis mores tibi nosse volenti sufficit una domus.”
[If you want to study the ways of the human race, one household is enough.]
—Juvenal: Saturae XIII: 134


Today's Folksy But Profound Chinese Proverb is:
(Number 87 out of 143)

一个篱笆三个桩,一个好汉三个帮。
(yī gè lí bā sān gè zhuāng, yī gè hào hàn sān gè bāng.)
"A wattle fence needs three stakes to support it, and a hero needs three confederates in his support."


Today's Factoid or Quote From or About President Trump is:
(Number 95 out of 157)

“There’s nobody, nobody that has more respect for women than I do.”
—Donald Trump (successful American presidential candidate)


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