Monday, September 1, 2014

September, 2014

1     "My one regret in life is that I'm not someone else."

..... Woody Allen

     "Do not pray for easy lives.  Pray to be stronger men."

..... John F. Kennedy

2     "I was a late bloomer.  But anyone who blooms at all, ever, is very lucky."

..... Sharon Olds

     "Having one child makes you a parent, having two makes you a referee."

..... David Frost



3     "Nowadays, people know the price of everything and the value of nothing."

..... Oscar Wilde

     "If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some."


..... Benjamin Franklin


4     "Let the people know the facts, and the country will be safe."

..... Abraham Lincoln

     "When I was young, I kissed my first woman and smoked my first cigarette on the same day.  Believe me, never since have I wasted any more time on tobacco."

..... Arturo Toscanini

5     "What a pity every child couldn't learn to read under a willow tree."

..... Elizabeth George Speare

     "Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree along time ago.

..... Warren Buffett

6     "Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably."

..... C. S. Lewis

7     "He that flings dirt at another dirtieth himself most."

..... Thomas Fuller

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

..... C. S. Lewis

8     "Education is more than filling a child with facts.  It starts with posing questions."

..... D. T. Max

     "A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day."

..... Andre Maurois

9     "I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward."

..... Thomas A. Edison

     "Peace, like charity, begins at home."

..... Franklin D. Roosevelt

10     "Life is my college.  May I graduate well, and earn some honors."

..... Louisa May Alcott

     "And all your future lies beneath your hat."

..... John Oldham

11     "A bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever."

..... Helen Rowland

     "Puns are the highest form of literature."

..... Alfred Hitchcock

12     "A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad."

..... Samjel Goldwyn

     "Don't cry because it's over.  Smile because it happened."

..... Dr. Seuss

13     "I feel free and strong.  If I were not a reader of books, I could not feel this way."

..... Walter Tevis

     "Let nobody speak mischief of anybody."

..... Plato

14     "Don't compromise yourself.  You are all you've got."

..... Janis Joplin

     "He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has."

..... Heny Ward Beecher

15     "Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbor's noisy party than being there."

..... Franklin P. Jones

     "We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be."

..... Kurt Vonnegut

16     "A riot is the language of the unheard."

..... Marting Luther King Jr.

     "There is nothing more unequatl than the equal treatment of unequal people."

..... Thomas Jefferson

17     "Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy."

..... Leo Buscaglia

     "Children have never been very good  at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them."

......James Baldwin

18     "Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."

..... Mahatma Gandhi

     "Lower your voice and strenghten your argument."

..... Lebanese proverb

19     "You can't lead a cavalry if you think that you look funny riding a horse."

..... John Peers

     "Everything you can imagine is real."

..... Pablo Picasso

20     "The world gets better every day -- then worse again in the evening."

..... Kin Hubbard

     "Behold the turtle.  He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out."

..... James B. Conant

21     "Tell me who's your friend and I'll tell you who your are."

..... Russian proverb

     "Be interesting, be enthusiastic ... and don't talk too much."

..... Norman Vincent Peale

22     "Modern man is frantically trying to earn enough to buy things he's too busy to enjoy."

..... Frank A. Clark

     "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."

..... Aristotle

23     "One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words."

..... Johnann Wolfgang von Goethe

       "There never was a person who did anything worth doing, who did not receive more than he gave."

..... Henry Ward Beecher

24     "When schools flourish, all flourishes."

..... Martin Luther

     "People don't change their behavior unless it makes a difference for them to do so."

..... Fran Tarkenton

25     "Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have."

..... Dale Carnegie

     "Well done is better than well said."

..... Benjamin Franklin

26     "We make progress in society only if we stop cursing and complaining about its shortcomings and have the courage to dosomething  about them."

.....Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

     "Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't."

..... Bill Nye

27     "The price of greatness is responsibility."

..... Winston Churchill

     "The world is full of cactus, but we don't have to sit on it."

..... Will Foley

28     "The world is progressing and resources are becoming more abundant.  I'd rather go into a grocery store today than a king's banquet a hundred years ago."

..... Bill Gates

     "Eighty percent of success is showing up."

..... Woody Allen

29     "This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor."

..... John F. Kennedy

     "With true friends ... even water drunk together is sweet enough."

..... Chinese proverb

30     "Be yourself.  Who else is better qualified?  You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try."

..... Beverly Sills

     "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."

..... Jimi Hendrix






Thursday, July 31, 2014

August, 2014

1     "To change and change for the better are two different things."

..... German proverb

     "I have had more trouble with myself than any other man."

..... Dwight L. Moody

2     "No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not."

..... H. L. Mencken

     "You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on."

..... Heraclitus

3     "Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words."

..... Edgar Allan Poe

     "I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head."

..... Theodore Roosevelt

4     "A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes."

..... Hugh Downs

     "You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow.  Tomorrow, it may rain."

..... Leo Durocher

5     "Advice is like castor oil, easy to give, but dreadful to take."

..... Josh Billings

     "A good garden may have some weeds."

..... Thomas Fuller

6      "There's as much risk in doing nothing as in doing something."

..... Trammell Crow

     "I've learned that being kind is more important than being right."

..... Andy Rooney

7     "The greatest things are accomplished by individual people, not by committees or companies."

..... Alfred A Montapert

     "The wise person has long ears and a short tongue."

..... German proverb

8     "Life is like a taxi.  The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still."

..... Lou Erickson

     "It is all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back."

..... Mick Jagger

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

..... William Hazlitt

     "I don't know anything about music.  In my line, you don't have to."

..... Elvis Presley

10     "The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books."

..... Katherine Mansfield

     "Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes.  Art is knowing which ones to keep."

..... Scott Adams

11     "I skate to where the puck is going to be, no where it is."

..... Wayne Gretzky

     "If you have nothing to say, say nothing."

..... Mark Twain

12     "A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read."

..... Mark Twain

     "Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order."

      John Adams

13     "Great people talk about ideas.  Small people talk about other people."

..... Tobias S. Gibson

     "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves."

..... Thomas A. Edison

14     "I feel as young as I ever did, apart from the occasional heart attack."

..... Robert Benchley

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

..... Abraham Lincoln

15     "Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop.  Die knowing something.  You are not here long."

..... Evans Walker

     "Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn."

..... John Wesley

16     "You always pass failure on the way to success."

..... Mickey Rooney

     "Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."

..... Will Rogers

17     "A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience."

..... Miguel De Cervantes

     "Dost thou love life?  Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of."

..... Benjamin Franklin

18     "Writers should be read but not seen.  Rarely are they a winsome sight."

..... Edna Ferber

     "If you wish to experience peace, provide peace for another."

..... Dalai Lama

19     "The eulogy for your own funeral is your last chance to "toot your own horn" -- make it a good one!"

..... Ron Rich

     "Don't tell me how hard you work.  Tell me how much you get done."

..... James Ling

20     "No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous."

..... Henry Brooks Adams

     "Brass bands are all very well in their place -- outdoors and several miles away."

..... Sir Thomas Beecham

21     "Do not worry about your difficulties in mathematics.  I can assure you that mine are still greater."

..... Albert Einstein

     "I have great hopes that we shall love each other all our lives -- as much as if we had never married at all."

..... Lord Byron

22     "I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity."

..... Dwight D. Eisenhower

     "Call no man unhappy until he is married."

..... Socrates

23     "I've been called many things, but never an intellectual."

..... Tallulah Bankhead

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

..... George Bernard Shaw

24     "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."

..... Carl Sagan

     "The Devil does not stay where music is."

..... Martin Luther

25     "In war, there are no unwounded soldiers."

..... Jose Narosky

     "Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them."

..... Les Brown

26     "The thing that goes the farthest towards making life worth while, that costs the least, and does the most, is just a pleasant smile."

..... Wilbur D. Nesbit

     "You aspire to do great things?  Begin with little ones."

..... Augustine of Hippo

27     "The wildest colts make the best horses."

..... Plutarch

     "A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs, jolted by every pebble in the road."

..... Henry Ward Beecher

28     "The future is always beginning now."

..... Mark Strand

      "Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does."

..... William James

29     "Status quo, you know, that is Latin for the mess we're in."

..... Ronald Reagan

     "Why not go out on a limb?  Isn't that where the fruit is?"

..... Frank Scully

30    "Good things happen to those who hustle."

..... Anais Nin

     "Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much."

..... Walter Lippman

31      "Parents should leave books lying around marked "forbidden" if they want their children to read."

..... Doris Lessing

31     "Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars."

..... Les Brown

     "Life itself is a quotation."

..... Jorge Luis Borges

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July, 2014

1     "But I always say, one's company, two's a crowd, and three's a party." 

..... Andy Warhol

     "Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven."

..... Henry Ward Beecher

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

..... Doug Larson

     "People usually are the happiest at home."

..... William Shakespeare

3     "The greater the love, the greater the tragedy when it's over."

..... Nicholas Sparks

     "Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next."

..... Herbert Hoover

4     "Patriotism to your country is something that comes from your heart.  It should be taught to you by your parents."

..... Jesse Ventura

     "The United States is the only country with a known birthday."

..... James G. Blaine

5     "Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

     "The world is like that -- incomprehensible and full of surprises."

.... Jorge Amado

6     "Time you enjoy wasting , was not wasted."

..... John Lennon

     "Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up."

..... Rocky Balboa

7     "When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt."

..... Henry J. Kaiser

     "Remember, if people talk behind your back, it only means you're two steps ahead."

..... Fannie Flagg

8     "There is danger when a man throws his tongue into high gear before he gets his brain a-going."

..... C. C. Phelps

     "Happiness is a hard thing because it is achieved only by making others happy."

..... Stuart Cloete

9     "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.  Anyone who keeps learning stays young.  The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."

..... Henry Ford

     "Beware of one who has nothing to lose."

..... Italian proverb

10     "Every student can learn.  Just not on the same day or in the same way."

..... George Evans

     "The real world is not user-friendly."

..... Kelvin Throop III

11     "Like what you do, if you don't like it, do something  else."

..... Paul Harvey

     "Man is a strange animal.  He generally cannot read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it."

..... Adlai Stevenson

12     "By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach."

..... Winston Churchill

     "The first hall of our life is ruined by your parents and the second half by our children."

..... Clarence Darrow

13     "I realize that I'm black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody's wish."

..... Michael Jordan

     "You live only once, but if you do it right, once is enough."

..... Mae West

14     "Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance, you must keep moving."

..... Albert Einstein

     "My advice to you concerning applause is this: enjoy it but never quite believe it."

..... Robert Montgomery

15     "The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness."

..... Eric Hoffer

     "Happiness is a journey, not a destination."

..... Ben Sweetland

16     "Success ... it's what you do with what you've got."

..... Leroy Van Dyke

     "Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition."

..... Jacques Barzun

17     "I grew us with six brothers.  That's how I learned to dance - waiting for the bathroom."

..... Bob Hope

     "Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple."

..... Dr. Seuss

18     "Writing is a socially acceptable form of getting naked in public."

..... Paulo Coelho

     "The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom."

..... Henry Ward Beecher

19     "The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor."

..... Hubert H. Humphrey

     "As human beings, we have a natural compulsion to fill empty spaces."

..... Will Shortz

20     "Before buying anything, it is well to ask if one could do without it."

..... Sir John Lubbock

     "Language is the road map of a culture.  It tells you where its people come from and where they are going."

..... Rita Mae Brown

21     "Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours."

..... John Locke

     "Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on."

..... Les Brown

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

..... Alec Bourne

     "You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note."

..... Doug Floyd

23     "No book can be appreciated until it has been slept with and dreamed over."

..... Eugene Field

     "Every burden is a blessing."

..... Robert H. Schuller

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

..... Charles R. Darwin

     "No man has a right to do what he pleases, except when he pleases to do right."

..... Charles Simmons

25     "The man who can make hard things easy is the educator."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

     "All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."

..... Leo Tolstoy

26     "Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time."

..... Viktor E. Frankl

     "The average adult laughs 15 times a day; the average child, more than 400 times."

..... Martha Beck

27     "To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have."

..... Ken Keyes Jr.

     "In America nobody says you have to keep the circumstances somebody else gives you."

..... Amy Tan

28      "Sweet words are like honey, a little may refresh, but too much gluts the stomach."

..... Anne Bradstreet

     "Education costs money, but then so does ignorance."

..... Claus Moser

29     "I'm not out there just to be dancing around.  I expect to win every time I tee up."

..... Lee Trevino

     "There is nothing so annoying as a good example."

..... Mark Twain

30     "Remember, if people talk behind your back, it only means you are two steps ahead."

..... Fannie Flagg

     "Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish."

..... Euripides

31     "Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

     "Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book."

..... Jane Smiley

Saturday, May 31, 2014

June, 2014

1     "It's not what is poured into a student, but what is planted."

..... Linda Conway

     "The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but has no vision."

..... Helen Keller

2     "As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes."

..... Mel Brooks

     "An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy."

..... Rudyard Kipling

3     "None knows the weight of another's burden."

..... George Herbert

     "Don't worry about people stealing your ideas.  If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats."

      Howard Aiken

4     "Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from."

..... Jodie Foster

     "Ah! there is nothing like staying at home for real comfort."

..... Jane Austen

5     "Learn what is to be taken seriously and laugh at the rest."

..... Hermann Hesse

     "There is nothing like a dream to create the future."

..... Victor Hugo

6     "Probably one of the most private things in the world is an egg before it is broken."

..... M.F.K. Fisher

     "It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one to make it a failure."

..... Herbert Samuel

7     "Laugh and the world laughs with you.  Snore and you sleep alone."

..... Anthony Burgess

     "A nickel isn't worth a dime today."

..... Yogi Berra

8     "A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on."

..... Carl Sandburg

     "Whether life is worth living depends on whether there is love in life."

..... R. D. Laing

9     "There is a fine line between genius and insanity.  I have erased this line."

..... Oscar Levant

     "Yield to temptation ... it may not pass your way again."

..... Robert A. Heinlein

10     "Talk well of the absent whenever you have the opportunity."

..... Sir Matthew Hale

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

..... Pablo Picasso

11     "Words can sting like anything, but silence breaks the heart."

..... Phyllis McGinley

     "Everybody forgets the basic thing; people are not going to love you unless you love them."

..... Pat Carroll

12     "Smile, it's free therapy."

..... Doug Horton

     "Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present."

..... Regina Brett

13     "What is reading, but silent conversation."

..... Walter Savage Landor

     "People in cars cause accidents and accidents in cars cause people."

..... Garrison Keillor

14     "The important thing is not to stop questioning."

..... Albert Einstein

     "He who comes for the inheritance is often made to pay for the funeral."

..... Yiddish proverb

15     "Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age.  Nothing does ... except wrinkles."

..... Abigail Van Buren

     "The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it."

..... Franklin P. Jones

16     "Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune."

..... Elbert Hubbard

     "We do not count a man's years until he has nothing else to count."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

17     "A saint is a person who behaves decently in a shockingly indecent society."

..... Kurt Vonnegut

     "The church is not a museum for saints, it's a hospital for sinners."

..... Abigail Van Buren

18     "Tell your friend a lie.  If he keeps it secret, then tell him the truth."

..... Portuguese proverb

     "To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."

..... Elbert Hubbard

19     "Water is the only drink for a wise man."

..... Henry David Thoreau

     "A smile is a curve that sets everything straight."

..... Phyllis Diller

20     "Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength."

..... A. J. Cronin

     "A friend is someone you can be alone with and have nothing to do and not be able to think of anything to say and be comfortable in the silence."

..... Sheryl Condie

21     "Without music, life would be a mistake."

..... Friedrich Nietzsche


     "Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean."

..... Confucius

22     "Setting a goal is not the main thing.  It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan."

..... Tom Landry

     "Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy."

..... Joseph Campbell

23     "Your children get only one childhood.  Make it memorable."

..... Regina Brett

     "One of the most feared expressions in modern times is "The computer is down."

..... Norman Augustine

24     "Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone."

..... Jim Fiebig

     "Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower."

..... Charles M.Schwab

25     "Please know that I am aware of the hazards.  I want to do it because I want to do it."

..... Amelia Earhart

     "Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy."

..... Guillaume Apollinaire

26     "The surest way to ruin a man who doesn't know how to handle money it to give him some."

..... George Bernard Shaw

     "There is nothing more unequal  than the equal treatment of unequal people."

..... Thomas Jefferson

27     "Noise pollution is a relative thing.  In a city it's a jet plane taking off.  In a monastery it's a pen that scratches."

..... Robert Orben

     "A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses."


..... Bible (Proverbs 27:19)

28     "Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs."

..... Henry Ford

     "City life is millions of people being lonesome together."

..... Henry David Thoreau

29     "With me, poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion."

..... Edgar Allan Poe

     "Don't forget until too late that the business of life is not business, but living."

..... B. C. Forbes

30     "The only exercise I take is walking behind the coffins of friends who took exercise."

..... Peter O'Toole

     "It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember."

..... Eugene J. McCarthy

Thursday, May 8, 2014

May, 2014

1     "Whoever said 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts,' probably lost."

..... Martina Navratilova

     "Old age is no place for sissies."

..... Bette Davis

2     "A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping stone to the optimist."

..... Eleanor Roosevelt

     "No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement."

..... Florida Scott-Maxwell

3     "Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind."

..... Lionel Hampton

     "When a woman is speaking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes."

..... Victor Hugo

4      "When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts.  A mother always has the think twice, once for herself and once for her child."

..... Sophia Loren

     "No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important."

..... Mary Kay Ash

5     "Women want love to be a novel.  Men, a short story."

..... Daphne du Maurier

     "One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries."

..... A. A. Milne

6     "Managers are people who do things right; leaders are people who do the right thing."

..... Warren Bennis

     "Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned."

..... Buddha

7     "Your job won't take care of you when you are sick.  Your friends will.  Stay in touch."

..... Regina Brett

     "Nobody has ever bet enough on a winning horse."

..... American proverb

8     "People only do their best at things they truly enjoy."

..... Jack Nicklaus

     "I was reminded that when we lose and I strike out, a billion people in China don't care."

..... Reggie Jackson

9     "It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is very important to be right."

..... Winston Churchill

     "Life is too short for long pity parties.  Get busy living, or get busy dying."

..... Regina Brett

10     "Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated."

..... Confucius

     "The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it."

..... Harry Emerson Fosdick

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

..... Charles M. Schulz

     "History is a novel that has been lived, a novel is history that could have been."

..... Edmond de Goncourt

12     "What really matters is what you do with what you have."

..... H. G. Wells

     "A different world cannot be built by indifferent people."

..... Peter Marshall

13     "Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead."

..... Chinese proverb

     "Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions."

..... Mark Twain

14     "Never give advice unless asked."

..... German proverb

     "I'm not okay, you're not okay, and that's okay."

..... William Sloane Coffin

15     "Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor."

..... Truman Capote

     "Yesterday's gone on down the river and you can't get it back."

..... Larry McMurtry

16     "I am worried that the next generation will not be able to have a real conversation."

.....Ruth Westheimer

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

..... Ogden Nash

17     "Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

     "I read a book one day and my whole life was changed."

..... Orhan Pamuk

18      "We never know the love of the parent till we become parents ourselves."

..... Henry Ward Beecher

     "Everything is changing.  People are taking their comedians seriously and their politicians as a joke."

..... Will Rogers

19     "Courtesy is the one coin you can never have too much of or be stingy with."

..... John Wanamaker

     "A book is really like a lover.  It arranges itself in your life in a way that is beautiful."

..... Maurice Sendak

20     "Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous."

..... Albert Einstein

     "The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings."

..... Eric Hoffer

21     "Men, in general, are quick to believe that which they wish to be true."

..... Julius Caesar

     "Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them."

..... Norman Vincent Peale

22     At every party there are two kinds of people - those who want to go home and those who don't.  The trouble is, they are usually married to each other."

..... Ann Landers

     "If you are never scared, embarrassed, or hurt, it means you never take chances."

..... Julia Soul

23     "Choose your wife as you wish your children to be."

..... Proverb

     "Murder is always a mistake.  One should never do anything that one cannot talk about after dinner."

..... Oscar Wilde

24     "The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."

..... Theodore Hesburgh

     "Live as if everything you do will eventually be known."

..... Hugh Prather

25     "To speak kindly does not hurt the tongue."
..... Proverb

     "Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result."

..... Winston Churchill

26     "Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit."

..... Vince Lombardi

     "If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back."

..... Regina Brett

27     "Swing hard, in case they throw the ball where you're swinging."

...... Duke Snider

     "If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain."

..... Emily Dickinson

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

..... Benjamin Franklin

     "Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer."

..... Dan Brown

29     "I've been rich and I've been poor.  Rich is better."

..... Sophie Tucker

     "It's so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to."

..... Sondra Anice Barnes

30     "If your time ain't come, not even a doctor can kill you."

..... American proverb

     "A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary."

..... Thomas Carruthers

31     "I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn."

..... Anne Frank

     "Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working."

..... Pablo Picasso