Sunday, May 1, 2016

May, 2016

1     "That man is idle who can do something better."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

     " A champion is afraid of losing.  Everyone else is afraid of winning."

..... Billie Jean King

2      "Thanks to God for books as an alternative to conversation."

..... W. H. Auden

     "Open your arms to chance, but don't let go of your values."

..... Dalia Lama

3     "I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates."

..... Steve Jobs

     "With every mistake, we must surely be learning."

..... George Harrison

4     "God gives the nuts, but He does not crack them."

..... German proverb

     "Education is the best provision for old age."

..... Aristotle

5     "The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention."

..... Richard Moss 

     "Give what you have.  To someone, it may be better than you dare to think."

..... Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

6     "If you think there are no new frontiers, watch a boy ring the front doorbell on his first date."

..... Olin Miller 

      "Let your children go if you want to keep them."

..... Malcolm S. Forbes

7     "The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it."

..... Elizabeth Drew

     "Nine-tenths of the people were created so you would want to be with the other tenth."

..... Horace Walpole

8     "If your doctor does not think it good for you to sleep, to drink wine, or to eat of a particular dish, do not worry; I will find you another who will not agree with him."

..... Michel de Montaigne

     "Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do, but how much love we put into that action."

..... Mother Teresa

9     "There are things to confess that enrich the world, and things that need not be said."

..... Joni Mitchell

     "Initiative is doing the right thing without being told."

..... Victor Hugo

10     "Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday."

..... Napoleon Hill

     "Broadly speaking, the short words are the best, and the old words best of all."

..... Winston Churchill

11     "I have been on a calendar, but never on time."

..... Marilyn Monroe

     "He that loves reading has everything within his reach."

..... William Godwin

12     "Our life is frittered away with detail.  Simplify. Simplify."

..... Henry David Thoreau

     "Son, in politics, you've got to learn that overnight chicken shit can turn to chicken salad."

..... Lyndon B. Johnson

13     "By perseverance the snail reached the ark."

..... Charles Haddon Spurgeon

     "Every day is a new day.  It is better to be lucky.  But I would rather be exact.  Then when luck comes, you are ready."

..... Ernest Hemingway

14     "There are not traffic jams along the extra mile."

..... Roger Staubach

     "It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles  and important matters as important."

..... Gotthold Lessing

15     "Defeat should never be a source of discouragement, but rather a fresh stimulus."

..... Bishop Robert South

     "It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up."

..... Vince Lombardi

16     "Reader, what if you were an idiot, and what if you were a member of Congress?  But I repeat myself."

..... Mark Twain

     "Congress consists of one-third, more or less, scoundrels; two-thirds, more or less, idiots; and three-thirds, more or less, poltroons."

..... H. L. Mencken

17     "If you realize you aren't so wise today as you thought you were yesterday, you're wiser today."

..... Olin Miller

     "A boy doesn't have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn't like pie when he sees there isn't enough to go around."

..... Edgar Watson Howe

18     "All that truly matters in the end is that you loved."

..... Regina Brett

     "There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship."

..... Thomas Aquinas

19     "The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives."

..... Robert Maynard Hutchins

     "One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks."

..... Jack Penn

20     "The just man may sin with an open chest of gold before him."

..... Italian proverb

     "A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things.  There will be sleeping enough in the grave."

..... Benjamin Franklin

21     "I get dressed up like a doll, a nice man puts lipstick on my lips and I say words -- it's deeply satisfying."

..... Julia Roberts

     "Out truest life is when we are in our dreams awake."

..... Henry David Thoreau

22     "No one wants to quit when he's losing, and no one wants to quit when he's winning."

..... Richard Petty

     "As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say.  I just watch what they do."

..... Andrew Carnegie

23     "All experience is an arch to build upon."

..... Henry B. Adams

     "The important thing is neither your nationality nor the religion you professed, but how your faith translated itself in your life."

..... Eleanor Roosevelt

24     "Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious.  We have only to imagine how differently we would be described -- and will be, after our deaths -- by each of the family members who believe they know us."

..... Gloria Steinem

     "The teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before."

..... Elbert Hubbard

25     "We have two classes of forecasters: those who don't know and those who know they don't know."

..... John Kenneth Galbraith

     "We come and go just like ripples in a stream."

..... John V. Politis

26     "Silence implies consent."

..... Proverb

     "It is not how many languages you can speak but whether you have anything to say."

..... Noah benShea

27     "Children are our most valuable natural resource."

..... Herbert Clark Hoover

     "Reading makes immigrants of us all.  It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere."

..... Hazel Rochman

28     "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.  If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales."

..... Albert Einstein

     "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."

..... C. S. Lewis

29     "You must be the change you want to see in the world."

..... Mahatma Gandhi

     "I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing."

..... Clifton Fadiman

30     "Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."

..... Albert Einstein

     "The person who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor to find much fun in life."

..... Charles M. Schwab

31     "The point is that you can't be too greedy."

..... Donald Trump

     "One drop of hatred left in the cup of joy turns the most blissful draught into poison."

..... Johann Friedrich Von Schiller




Thursday, March 31, 2016

April, 2016

1     "Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see, the world hath more fools in it than ever."

..... Charles Lamb

     "One can pay back the loan of gold, but one lives forever in debt to those who are kind."

..... Malcolm Forbes

2     "Eighty percent of success is showing up."

..... Woody Allen

     "Education is hanging around until you've caught on."

..... Robert Frost

3     "If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles."

..... Doug Larson

     "Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well."

..... Lord Chesterfield 

4     "Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart."

..... Alan Alda

     "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."

..... Eleanor Roosevelt

5     "Have no fear of perfection -- you'll never reach it."

..... Salvador Dali

     "Those who have free seats at a play hiss first."

..... Chinese proverb

6     "These are the times that try men's souls."

..... Thomas Paine

     "There was never a good war or a bad peace."

..... Benjamin Franklin

7     "There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up."

..... Oscar Wilde

     "Hungry people cannot be good at learning or producing anything, except perhaps violence."

..... Pearl Bailey

8     "Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age.  Sometimes age just shows up all by itself."

..... Ziggy

     "He who enjoys good health is rich, though he knows it not."

..... Italian proverb

9      "Whether your child is 3 or 13, don't rush in to rescue him until you know he's done all he can to rescue himself."

..... Barbara F. Meltz

     "I'd rather be a woman than a man.  Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they're first to be rescued off sinking ships."

..... Gilda Radner

10     "If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow."

..... Chinese proverb

     "The importance that our society attaches to sport is incredible.  After all, is football a game or a religion?  The people of this country have allowed sports to get completely out of hand."

..... Howard Cosell

11     "Being in politics is like being a football coach; you have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it's important."

..... Eugene McCarthy

     "Many people spend more time in planning the wedding than they do in planning the marriage."

..... Zig Ziglar

12     "Never choose a wife by candlelight, nor a friend at a feast, nor a horse at a fair."

..... Ovid

     "Whatever you can do, or dream, you can begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic."

..... Goethe

13     "The way we do things is to begin."

..... Horace Greeley

     "The cure for boredom is curiosity.  There is no cure for curiosity."

..... Dorothy Parker

14     "Polls are like perfume -- nice to smell, dangerous to swallow."

..... Shimon Peres

     "Committee: A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit, to do the unnecessary."

..... Richard Harkness

15     "There is meaning in every journey that is unknown to the traveler."

..... Dietrich Bonhoeffer

     "It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated."

..... Alec Bourne

16     "Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."

..... Winston Churchill

     "Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts."

..... Buddha

17     "Television is of great educational value.  It teaches you while still young how to (a) kill, (b) rob, (c) embezzle, (d) shoot, (e) poison, and, generally speaking, (f) how to grow up into a Wild West outlaw or gangster by the time you leave school."

..... George Mikes

     "Take a deep breath.  It calms the mind."

..... Regina Brett

18     "There is nothing as stupid as an educated man if you get him off the things he was educated in."

..... Will Rogers

     "God be thanked for books; they are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages."

..... William Ellery Channing

19     "No truly great person ever thought themselves so."

..... William Hazlitt

      "Bore -- a person who talks when you wish him to listen."

..... Ambrose Bierce

20     "The only way to amuse some people is to slip and fall on an icy pavement."

..... Edgar Watson Howe

     "One of my theories is that men love with their eyes; women love with their ears."

..... Zsa Zsa Gabor

21     "Understanding is a two-way street."

..... Eleanor Roosevelt

     "We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are."

..... Anais Nin

22     "The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn't still be a farmer."

..... Will Rogers

     "Farmers only worry during the growing season, but townspeople worry all the time."

..... E. W. Howe

23     "I had rather have a fool make me merry, than experience make me sad."

..... William Shakespeare

     "One man's ways may be as good as another's, but we all like our own best."

..... Jane Austen

24     "One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in."

..... Wayne Gretzky

     "If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting it off."

..... Olin Miller

25     "A man's dying is more the survivors' affair than his own."

..... Thomas Mann

     "The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking."

..... Albert Einstein

26     "If it were not for hopes, the heart would break."

..... Thomas Fuller

     "We are not put on this earth to see through one another.  We are put on this earth to see one another through."

..... Gloria Vanderbilt

27     "Do one thing every day that scares you."

..... Eleanor Roosevelt

      "I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them."

..... Mark Twain

28     "There are three kinds of people; those that make things happen, those that watch things happen, and those who don't know what's happening."

..... American proverb

     "I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy."

..... John Adams

29     "The good old days weren't really so good, and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems."

..... Billy Joel

     "You win some, you lose some, and some get rained out, but you gotta suit up for them all."

..... J. Askenberg

30     "My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence."

..... Dame Edith Sitwell

     "The really frightening thing about middle age is that you know you'll grow out of it."

..... Doris Day

Monday, February 29, 2016

March, 2016

1     "Heaven is a shoe that looks pretty and doesn't hurt."

..... Phyllis Diller

     "Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future."

..... Paul Boese

2     "Life itself is enough of a binge."

..... Julia Child

     "Junk:  something you keep for 10 years and then throw away two weeks before you need it."

..... Author Unknown

3     "Mosquitos are like small children.  The minute they stop making noise, you know they're into something."

.....  Amish saying

     "A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one would find fault with what he had done."

.... Cardinal Newman

4     "I object to people running down the future ; I intend to live the rest of my life there."

..... Charles F. Kettering

     "Children seldom misquote you; they repeat word for word what you should not have said."

..... Author Unknown

5     "There is nothing so annoying as to have two people go right on talking when you're interrupting."

..... Mark Twain

      "Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk."

..... Doug Larson

6      "Solitude is very sad.  Too much company's twice as bad."

..... William Allingham

     "Start where you are.  Use what you have.  Do what you can."

..... Arthur Ashe

7     "Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world."

..... Voltaire

     "The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today."

..... St. Francis of Assisi

8     "If there is a way to do it better ... find it."

..... Thomas A. Edison

     "Love thy neighbor; yet don't pull down your hedge."

..... Ben Franklin

9     "Piglet: How do you spell love?
         Pooh:  You don't spell it, you feel it."

..... A. A. Milne

     "A contented man is one who enjoys the scenery along the detours."

..... Author Unknown

10     "The best reason I can think of for not running for President of the United States is that you have to shave twice a day."

..... Adlai Stevenson

     "There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can."

..... Henry Ford

11     "When wine comes in, the secret goes out."

..... Jewish saying

     "From the moment I held that box of colors in my hand, I knew that this was my life."

..... Henri Matisse

12     "Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost."

..... Helen Keller

     "Instead of trying to get acceptance for my ideas, I decided I would make my life my argument."

..... Albert Schweitzer

13     "Life is like a ten-speed bike.  Most of us have gears we never use."

..... Charles Schultz

     "Most kids hear what you say; some kids do what you say; but all kids do what you do."

..... Kathleen Casey Theisen

14     "Make it a good day!  Making one good day after another makes a good life."

..... W. Mason Beekly

     "If you have a tune in your heart, you owe the world a song."

..... Glen Cunningham 

15     "It would be possible to describe absolutely everything scientifically, but it would make no sense.  It would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure."

..... Albert Einstein

     "Winter: the season when children leave open the doors they slammed all summer."

..... Rodney Stevens

16     "Love one another and you will be happy.  It's as simple and as difficult as that."

..... Michael Leunig

     "He who does good for good's sake seeks neither praise nor reward, but is sure of both in the end."

..... William Penn

17     "May you always be blessed with walls for the wind, 
              A roof for the rain,  A warm cup of tea by the fire;
           Laughter to cheer you,  Those you love near you,
               And all that your heart might desire."

..... Gaelic blessing     

     "So live ... decently, fearlessly, joyously ... and don't forget that in the long run it's not the years in your life, but the life in your years that counts."

..... Adlai E. Stevenson

18     "If only we could keep our hands as busy as our tongues, what wonders we could perform!"

..... John Wanamaker

     "Home is where the college student, home for the holidays, isn't."

..... Lawrence J. Peter

19     "The greatest mistake you can make in life is to err continually, fearing you will make one."

..... Elbert Hubbard

          "Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing, is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing."

..... Phyllis Diller

20     "They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."

..... Andy Warhol

     "As lousy as things are now, tomorrow they will be somebody's good old days."

..... Gerald Barzan

21     "To do nothing is the way to be nothing."

..... Nathaniel Hawthorne

     "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."

..... Thomas A. Edison

22     "Certainty?  In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes."

..... Benjamin Franklin

     "You have to think anyway, so why not think big?"

..... Donald Trump

23     "I'm on a seafood diet -- I see food, I eat it."

..... Dolly Parton

     "It is the responsibility of every adult to make sure that children hear what we have learned from the lessons of life and to hear over and over that we love them."

..... Oscar Wilde

24     "How many are the things I can do without!"

..... Socrates

     "It's great to be great, but it's greater of be human."

..... Will Rogers

25     "The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted."

..... George Christoph Lichtenberg

     "It is always the best policy to speak the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar."

..... Jerome K. Jerome

26     "Whoever wishes to keep a secret must hide the fact that he possesses one."

..... Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

     "There are two kinds of talent, man-made talent and God-given talent.  With man-made talent you have to work very hard.  With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while."

..... Pearl Bailey

27     "The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that ain't so."

..... Mark Twain

     "Hair is the first thing.  And teeth the second.  Hair and teeth.  A man got those two things, he's got it all."

..... James Brown

28     "Life is strange.  Every so often a good man wins."

..... Frank Dane

     "Like the measles, love is most dangerous when it comes late in life."

..... Lord Byron

29     "To teach is to learn twice."

..... Joseph Joubert

     "Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory."

..... John Kenneth Galbraith

30     "There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness."

..... Josh Billings

     "Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party."

..... Winston Churchill

31     "Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it."

..... Anthony J. D'Angelo

     "I'd like to grow very old as slowly as possible."

..... Irene Mayer Selznick

Sunday, January 31, 2016

February, 2016

1     "Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater."

..... Gail Godwin

     "Of all the diversions of life, there is none so proper to fill up its empty spaces as the reading of useful and entertaining authors."

..... Joseph Addison

2     "I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right."

..... Talulah Bankhead

     " How you see your future is much more important than what happened in your past."

..... Zig Ziglar

3     "If the purpose for learning is to score well on a test, we've lost sight of the real reason for learning."

..... Jennie Fulbright

     "Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends with them?"

..... Abraham Lincoln

4     "Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience."

..... Clarence Day

     "When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you."

..... African proverb

5     "Holding on to resentment is like holding your breath - you suffocate."

..... Deepak Chopra

     "When you make up your mind to do something every day, come hell or high water, your life takes on a new, purposeful fascination."

..... Father Theodor M. Hesburgh, Notre Dame

6     "Kind words do not cost much, yet they accomplish much."

..... Blaise Pascal

     "Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair."

..... George Burns

7     "Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla."

..... Jim Bishop

     "We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone."

..... Ronald Reagan

8     "Observe your dog.  If he's fat, you're not getting enough exercise."

..... Famers' Almanac

     "The best thing to hold onto in life is each other."

..... Audrey Hepburn

9     "You change your life by changing your heart."

..... Max Lucado

     "As a child, my family's menu consisted of two choices:  take it or leave it."

..... Buddy Hackett

10     "Believe you can and you're halfway there."

..... Theodore Roosevelt

     "If you count all your assets, you will always show a profit."

..... Robert Quillen

11     "Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation."

..... Lois Wyse

     "Life is like a piano that is not completely tuned."

..... Jennifer Miller

12     "Let us have faith that right makes right."

..... Abraham Lincoln

     "Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever."

..... Mahatma Gandhi

13      "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."

..... Les Brown

     "I hear and I forget.  I see and remember.  I do and I understand."

..... Chinese proverb

14     "All you need is love.  But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."

..... Charles M. Schulz

     "Romance is thinking about your significant other, when you are supposed to be thinking abut something else."

..... Nicholas Sparks

15     "Common sense is not so common."

..... Voltaire

     "If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball."

..... Jack Lemmon

16     "The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist, the opportunity in every difficulty."

..... L. P. Jacks

     "Life is 10% what you make it and 90% how you take it."

..... Irving Berlin

17     "People who bring out your playful side are a gift beyond measure."

..... Michael Joseph

     "Three things cannot hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth."

..... Buddha

18     "Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures."

..... H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

     "In order to profit from your mistakes, you have to go out and make some."

..... Dr. Gilbert W. Bowen

19     "To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."

..... Audrey Hepburn

     "The dime isn't completely worthless.  It still makes a good screwdriver."

..... Author unknown 

20     "If you're too busy to laugh, you're too busy."

..... Author unknown

     "Accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle."

..... Storm Jameson

21     "You can't use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have."

..... Maya Angelou

     "The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they grow separately without growing apart."

..... Elizabeth Foley

22     "I cook with wine and sometimes I even add it to the food."

..... W. C. Fields

     "What a grand world this would be if we could forget our troubles as easily as we forget your blessings."

..... Author unknown

23     "A lot of people like snow.  I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water."

..... Carl Reiner

     "Never work before breakfast.  If you have to work before breakfast, get your breakfast first."

..... Josh Billings

24     "If you wait for inspiration, you'll be standing on the corner after the parade is a mile down the street."

..... Ben Nicholas

     ""There's nothing to match curling up with a good book when there is a repair job to done around the house."

..... Joe Ryan

25     "When there is great love there are always miracles."

..... Willa Cather

     "My father always used to say, 'Don't raise your voice.  Improve your argument.'"

..... Desmond Tutu

26     "Anyone who doesn't know what soap tastes like has never washed a dog."

..... Franklin P. Jones

     "There is no Democratic or Republican way to fill a pothole."

..... Michael Nutter (Mayor of Philadelphia)

27     "It is easier to do a job right than explain why you didn't."

..... Martin Van Buren

     "Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed."

..... Charles Schulz

28     "Some days you're the pigeon; some days you're the statue."

..... Roger Anderson

     "You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother."

..... Albert Einstein

29     "Always to the right thing.  It will gratify some folks and astonish the rest."

..... Mark Twain

     "The beautiful part of writing is that you don't have to get it right the first time, unlike, say, a brain surgeon."

..... Robert Cromier

Thursday, December 31, 2015

January, 2016

1     "May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions."

..... Joey Adams

     "Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary."

..... Robert Louis Stevenson

2     "The best is yet to come."

..... Regina Brett

     "A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition.  Like money, books must be kept in circulation.  Lend and borrow to the maximum."

..... Henry Miller

3     "I've learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these three things:  a rainy holiday, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas lights."

..... H. Jackson Brown

     "Don't take tomorrow to bed with you."

..... Norman Vincent Peale

4     "When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him."

..... Euripides

     "It's the friends you can call up at 4:00 a.m. that matter."

..... Marlene Dietrich

5     "When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get them, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either."

..... Leo Burnett

     "Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful, or joyful."

..... Regina Brett

6     "A person is a success if they get up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do."

..... Bob Dylan

     "To the whole world you might be just one person, but to one person you might just be the whole world."

..... Pablo Casals

7     "With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die."

..... Abraham Lincoln

     "A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition."

..... Rudyard Kipling

8     "They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel."

..... Carl W. Buechner

     "Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable."

..... Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

9     "Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught."

..... Winston Churchill

     "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."

..... Anne Frank

10     "I always knew I was going to be rich.  I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute."

..... Warren Buffett

     "Learning makes a man fit company for himself as well as for others."

..... English proverb

11     "It's the job that's never started that takes the longest to finish."

..... J. R. R. Tolkien

     "The most important thing in a relationship between a man and a woman is that one of them must be good at taking orders."

..... Linda Fest

12     "Writing the story of your own life is a bit like drilling your own teeth."

..... Gloria Swanson

     "A lie can travel halfway 'round the world while the truth is putting on its shoes."

..... Mark Twain

13     "A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth."

..... Charles R. Darwin

     "Getting ideas is like shaving: if you don't do it every day, you're a bum."

..... Alex Kroll

14     "The need to be right is the sign of a vulgar mind."

..... Albert Camus

     "Time is the coin of your life.  It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.  Be careful, lest you let other people spend it for you."

..... Carl Sandburg

15     "The finest command of language is often shown by saying nothing."

..... Roger W. Babson

     "The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people.  The hardest is with one."

..... Joan Baez

16     "If you have an ounce of common sense and one good friend, you don't need an analyst."

..... Joan Crawford

     "The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing."

..... Stephen R. Covey

17     "My great concern  is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure."

 ..... Abraham Lincoln

     "Success is 99 percent failure."

..... Soishiro Honda

18     " I always felt if I can get to a library, I'll be OK."

..... Maya Angelou

     "If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it.  If you don't ask, the answer is always no.  If you don't step forward, you're always in the same place." 

..... Nora Roberts

19     "Be yourself.  Everyone else is taken."

..... Oscar Wilde

     "Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever."

..... Walt Disney

20     "The earth has music for those who listen."

..... William Shakespeare

     "I am not what happened to me.  I am what I choose to become."

..... Carl Jung

21     "If you judge people, you have no time to love them."

..... Mother Teresa

      "You can tell how smart people are by what they laugh at."

..... Tina Fey

22     "Let no man pull you low enough to hate him."

..... Martin Luther King, Jr.

     "Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down."

..... Oprah Winfrey

23     "Each morning we are born again.  What we do today is what matters most."

..... Buddha

     "Be the change you want to see in the world."

..... Mahatma Gandhi

24     "The power of imagination makes us infinite."

..... John Muir

     "A girl should be two things, classy and fabulous."

..... Coco Chanel

25     "Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive." 

..... C. S. Lewis

     "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle."

..... James Heller

26     "There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor."

..... Charles Dickens

     "Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it."

..... Samuel Butler

27     "We rise by lifting others."

..... Robert Ingersoll

     "Never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun."

..... Katherine Hepburn

28     "All I can do is be me.  Whoever that is."

..... Bob Dylan

     "You can love someone so much, but you can never love people as much as you can miss them."

..... John Green

29     "There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable."

..... Mark Twain

     "Embrace the glorious mess that you are."

..... Elizabeth Gilbert

30     "If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced."

..... Vincent Van Gogh

     "Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it."

..... Josh Billings

31     "Life isn't about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself."

..... George Bernard Shaw

     "The greatest education in the world is watching the masters work."

..... Michael Jackson

Monday, November 30, 2015

December, 2015

1     "One of the most essential things you need to do for yourself is to choose a goal that is important to you.  Perfection does not exist - - you can always to better and you can always grow."

..... Les Brown

     "Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits."

..... Thomas A. Edison

2     "Don't fall in love with politicians, they're all a disappointment.  They can't help it, they just are."

..... Peggy Noonan

     "Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another."

..... George Eliot

3     "I find television very educating.  Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book."

..... Groucho Marx

     "Education comes from within; you get it by struggle and effort and thought."

..... Napoleon Hill

4     "War is what happens when language fails."

..... Margaret Atwood

     "Some people care too much.  I think it's called love."

..... A. A. Milne

5     "A good solution applied with vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied ten minutes later."

..... George S. Patton

     "There is only one way of not hating those who do us wrong, and that is by doing them good."

..... Henri-Frederic Amiel

6     "Who chatters to you will chatter about you."

..... Egyptian proverb

     "The good thing about science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it."

..... Neil deGrasse Tyson

7     "No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it for any one else."

..... Charles Dickens

     "Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon 'em."

..... William Shakespeare

8     "He who hates a man is as if he hated God."

..... The Talmud

     "No matter who or what, a box of flowers is better than a slap in the belly with a wet fish."

..... Robert A. Heinlein

9     "Success in war, like charity in religion, covers a multitude of sins."

..... William Napier

     "Opportunity dances with those who are ready on the dance floor."

..... H. Jackson Brown Jr.

10     "He who has begun is half done.  Dare to be wise; begin."

..... Horace

     "Middle age is when your age starts to show around your middle."

..... Bob Hope

11     "Our faults irritate us most when we see them in others."

..... Pennsylvania Dutch proverb

     "Exercise is bunk.  If you are healthy you don't need it.  If you are sick you shouldn't take it."

..... Henry Ford

12     "No man is lonely while eating spaghetti -- it requires too much attention."

..... Christopher Morley

     "The way to be nothing is to do nothing."

..... Nathaniel Howe

13     "Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they will."

..... Pythagoras

     "When I was young I observed that nine out of every ten things I did were failures, so I did ten times more work."

..... George Bernard Shaw

14     "I am beginning  to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all."

..... Laura Ingalls Wilder

     "What is faith worth if it is not translated into action?"

..... Manama Gandhi

15     "In politics, an absurdity is not a handicap."

..... Napoleon Bonaparte

     "I didn't fail 1,000 times.  The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps."

..... Thomas Edison

16     "Once again, we come to the Holiday Season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the mall of his choice."

..... Dave Barry

     "All children are artists.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."

..... Pablo Picasso

17     "Success is relative:  It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things."

..... T. S. Eliot

     "The husband who decides to surprise his wife is often very much surprised himself."

..... Voltaire

18     "Applaud us when we run, console us when we fall, cheer us when we recover."

..... Edmund Burke

     "A faithful friend is the medicine of life."

..... Apocrypha

19     "You can spend the entire second half of your life recovering from the mistakes of the first half."

..... Saul Bellow

     "To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead."

..... Thomas Paine

20     "Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful."

..... Norman Vincent Peale

     "Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn."

..... Benjamin Franklin

21     Christmas, my child, is love in action.  Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas."

..... Dale Evans

     "Nothing happens unless first a dream."

..... Carl Sandburg

22     "I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."

..... Charles Dickens

     "The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts."

..... Booker T. Washington

23     "Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store."

..... Dr. Seuss

     "College is something you complete.  Life is something you experience."

..... Jon Stewart

24     "My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others.  Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?"

..... Bob Hope

     "We are shaped and fashioned by what we love."

..... Goethe

25     "May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope; 
         the spirit of Christmas which is peace; 
         the heart of Christmas which is love."

..... Ada V. Hendricks

     "Those who sleep with dogs gets up with fleas."

..... American proverb

26     "A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together."

..... Garrison Keillor

     "One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day.  Don't clean it up too quickly."

..... Andy Rooney

27     "Oh, for the good old days, when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money."

..... Author Unknown

     "Children aren't happy without something to ignore, and that's what parents were created for."

.... Ogden Nash

28     "We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees."

..... Franklin D. Roosevelt

     "Example isn't another way to teach, it is the only way to teach."

..... Albert Einstein

29     "He who enjoys doing and enjoys what he has done is happy."

..... Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

     "Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

30     "Listen to the desires of your children.  Encourage them and then give them the autonomy to make their own decisions."

..... Denis Waitley

     "Youth is when you are allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve.  Middle age is when you are forced to."

..... Bill Vaughn

31     "A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other."

..... Author Unknown

     "Cheers to a new year and another chance to get it right."

..... Oprah Winfrey