Tuesday, June 30, 2015

July, 2015

1     "It's possible to tell your mind what to do only when your mind agrees with you."

..... Rex Stout

     "If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed."

..... Mark Twain

2     "What a fool does in the end, the wise do in the beginning."

..... Spanish proverb

     "Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance."

..... Ruth E. Renkel

3     "Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every  single person, both young and old, shared a little of what he is good at doing."

..... Quincy Jones

     "Young men know the rules, but old men know the exceptions."

..... Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

..... James G. Blaine

     "What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in good health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?"

..... Adam Smith

5     "Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage."

..... H. L. Mencken

     "Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind."

..... Robert Green

6     "I got a simple rule about everybody.  If you don't treat me right -- shame on you!"

..... Louis Armstrong

     "Don't speak evil of someone if you don't know for certain, and if you do know, ask yourself, why am I telling it?"

..... Johann Kasper

7     "Take the attitude of a student.  Never be too big to ask questions.  Never know too much to learn something new."

..... Og Mandino

     "The things which are most important don't always scream the loudest."

..... Bob Hawke

8     "All right Mister, let me tell you what winning means -- you're willing to go longer, work harder, give more than anyone else."

..... Vince Lombardi

     "Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends."

..... Jacques Delille

9     "In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires."

..... Benjamin Franklin

     "It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed."

..... Theodore Roosevelt

10     "Here is the simple but powerful rule ... always give people more than they expect to get."

..... Nelson Boswell

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

..... Regina Brett

11     "Begin to weave and God will give the thread."

..... German proverb

     "If a donkey bray at you, don't bray at him."

..... English proverb

12     "There is no end to education.  It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education.  The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning."

..... Jiddu Krishnamurti

     "What you do today can improve all your tomorrows."

..... Ralph Marston

13     "I'd rather be a failure in something I love than a success in something I hate."

..... George Burns

     "Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"

..... Dr. Seuss

14     "Success is not final, failure is not final: it is the courage to continue that counts."

..... Winston Churchill

     "If you don't want to do something, one excuse is as good as another."

..... Yiddish proverb

15     "I believe that every person is born with talent."

..... Maya Angelou

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

..... Mickey Rooney

16     "You look at any giant corporation, and I mean the biggies, and they all started with a guy with an idea, doing it well."

..... Irvine Robbins

     "History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."

..... Winston Churchill

17     "Finish each day and be done with it.  You have done what you could.  Learn from it; tomorrow is a new day."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

     "Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.  It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's a day you've had everything to do and you've done it."

..... Margaret Thatcher

18     "Money won't make you happy ... but everybody wants to find out for themselves."

..... Zig Ziglar

     "The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers."

..... Sidney J. Harris

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

..... Leo Durocher

     "In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.  Therefore, they had better aim at something high."

..... Henry David Thoreau

20     "We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving."

..... Bernard Meltzer

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

..... Victor Hugo

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

..... Richard Moss

     "My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with."

..... Oprah Winfrey

22     "If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it."

..... Elmore Leonard

     "Today a reader, tomorrow a leader."

..... Margaret Fuller

23     "The secret of man's being is not only to live, but to have something to live for."

..... Fyodor Dostoevsky

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

..... Henry David Thoreau

24     "He that scattereth thorns must not go barefoot."

..... Thomas Fuller

     "Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life."

..... Steve Jobs

25     "Winners never quit, and quitters never win."

..... Vince Lombardi

     "The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook."

..... William James

26     "It always seems impossible, until it's done."

..... Nelson Mandela

      "Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted."

..... David Bly

27     "Speak when you are angry -- and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret."

..... Laurence J. Peter

     "If you're going through hell, keep going."

..... Winston Churchill

28     "Once a word leaves your mouth, you cannot chase it back even with the swiftest horse."

..... Chinese proverb

     "If you want to kill any idea in the world today, get a committee working on it."

..... Charles F. Kettering

29     "All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners ... Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas.  If they're not learning, they're not growing ... not moving toward excellence."

..... Denis Waitley

     "The quickest way to do many things is to do one thing at a time."

..... American proverb

30     "It isn't what you do, but how you do it."

..... John Wooden

     "The best mirror is an old friend."

..... George Herbert

31     "No one ever drowned in his own sweat."

..... Ann Landers  

     "A writer writes.  If you want to be a writer, write!"

..... Regina Brett

Monday, June 1, 2015

June, 2015

1     "Learn not only to find what you like, learn to like what you find."

..... Anthony J. D'Angelo

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

..... Noah benShea

2     "Wise living consists perhaps less in acquiring good habits than in acquiring as few habits as possible."

..... Eric Hoffer

     "If you can keep your head about you when all about you are losing theirs, it's just possible you haven't grasped the situation."

..... Jean Kerr

3     "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart."

..... Helen Keller

     "Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom."

..... George S. Patton

4     "We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power.  Then will our world know the blessings of Peace."

..... William E. Gladstone

     "As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others."

..... Audrey Hepburn

5     "Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy."

..... Gretta Brooker

     "It's never too late to have a happy childhood.  But the second one is up to you and no one else."

..... Regina Brett

6     "You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you."

..... Joseph Joubert

      "Time heals almost everything. Give time time."

..... Regina Brett

7     "The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug."

..... Mark Twain

     "You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need."

..... Jerry Gillies

8     "Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs."

..... Dwight D. Eisenhower

     "The years teach us much the days never knew."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

9     "If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one on the short end."

..... Julius Erving

     "Spoon feeding, in the long run, teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon."

..... E. M. Forster

10     "We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid."

..... Benjamin Franklin

     "We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading."

..... B. F. Skinner

11     "The helpful thought for which you look -- is written somewhere in a book."

..... Edward Gorey

     "All things are difficult before they are easy."

..... John Norley

12     "The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost."

..... Gilbert K. Chesterton

     "Every one is the architect of his own fortune."

..... Mathurin Regnier

13     "If you work really hard, and you're kind, amazing things will happen."

..... Conan O'Brien

     "You got to sing like you don't need the money; love like you'll never get hurt; you got to dance like nobody's watchin'; it's gotta come from the heart if you want it to work."

..... Susanna Clark

14      "We need a sense of the value of time -- that is, of the best way to divide one's time into one's various activities."

..... Arnold Bennett

     "The best thing about giving of ourselves is that what we get is always more than what we give.  The reaction is greater than the action."

..... Orison Swett Marden

15     "God doesn't give people talents that he doesn't want people to use."

..... Iron Eagle

     "You know I say just what I think, and nothing more or less.  I cannot say one thing and mean another."

..... Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

16     "The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply."

..... Denis Waitley

     "Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it."

..... Eileen Caddy

17     "I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well."

..... Robert Benchley

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

..... Kurt Vonnegut

18     "Silence is not always a sign of wisdom, but babbling is ever a mark of folly."

..... Benjamin Franklin

     "Failure seldom stops you.  What stops you is the fear of failure."

..... Jack Lemmon

19     "When you stop having dreams and ideas -- well, you might as well stop altogether."

..... Marian Anderson

     "The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place, but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment."

..... Dorothy Nevill

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

..... Eric Hoffer

     "Three can keep a secret if two are dead."

..... Benjamin Franklin

21     "Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."

..... Albert Einstein

     "Some people are electrifying, they light up a room when they leave."

..... Yiddish proverb

22     "You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need."

..... Jerry Gillies

     "It isn't so much what's on the table that matters, as what's on the chairs."

..... W. S. Gilbert

23     "It is one thing to learn about the past; is is another to wallow in it."

..... Kenneth Auchincloss

     "You begin by always expecting good things to happen."

..... Tom Hopkins

24     "The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly."

     Cecil B. DeMille

     "Don't give up at half-time.  Concentrate on winning the second half."

..... Paul Bryant

25     "There is no business like show business -- except sports business."

..... William J. Baker

     "Life is good when we think it's good.  Life is bad when we don't think."

..... Doug Horton

26     "There's nothing written in the Bible, Old or New Testament, that says, if you believe in Me, you ain't going to have no trouble."

..... Ray Charles

     "Trust yourself.  You know more than you think you do."

..... Dr. Benjamin Spock

27     "I shouldn't think even millionaires could eat anything nicer than new bread and real butter and honey for tea."

..... Dodie Smith

     "If you tell a lie, always rehearse it.  If it don't sound good to you, it won't sound good to anybody."

..... Leroy "Satchel" Paige

28     "Nowadays love is a matter of choice, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course."

..... Helen Rowland

     "Poetry is an art, the easiest to dabble in, but the hardest to reach true excellence."

..... Captain J. G. Stedman

29     "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."

..... Mark Twain

     "No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one."

..... Elbert Hubbard

30     "Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in."

..... Confucius

     "You can never plan the future by the past."

..... Edmund Burke


Thursday, April 30, 2015

May , 2015

1     "There is nothing wrong with America that faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure."

..... Dwight D. Eisenhower

     "The whole world opened to me when I learned to read."

..... Mary McLeod Bethune

2     "Taxes are the dues that we pay for the privileges of membership in an organized society."

..... Franklin D. Roosevelt

     "Memory is like an orgasm.  It's a lot better if you don't have to fake it."

..... Cray Seymore

3     "You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him discover it in himself."

..... Galileo

     "The elevator to success is out of order.  You'll have to use the stairs ... one step at a time."

..... Joe Girard

4     "The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind."

..... Dr. Wayne Dyer

     "Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society.  The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute."

..... G. B. Stern

5     "The only way to do all the things you'd like to do is to read."

..... Tom Clancy

     "Children learn to smile from their parents."

..... Shinichi Suzuki

6     "Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it."

..... Julia Child

     "Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves."

..... Henri Frederic Amiel

7     "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see."

..... Mark Twain

     "The greatest joy of life is to love and be loved."

..... R. D. Clyde

8     "Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech."

..... Plutarch

     "They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for."

..... Tom Bodett

9     "Leadership is an opportunity to serve.  It is not a trumpet call to self-importance."

..... J. Donald Walters

     "There are two bequests we can give our children.  One is roots, and the other is wings."

..... Hodding Carter

10     "All I am, or can be, I owe to my angel mother."

..... Abraham Lincoln

     "Caring is a powerful business advantage."

..... Scott Johnson

11     "I may have faults, but being wrong ain't one of them."

..... Jimmy Hoffa

     "All your life, you will be faced with a choice.  You can choose love or hate.  I choose love."

..... Johnny Cash

12     "Conceit is God's gift to little men."

..... Harry S Truman

     "I don't like driving very much.  That makes me very unhappy, because I scream a lot in the car, but other than that, life is actually pretty good."

..... Whoopi Goldberg

13     "Be in charge of your own destiny, or some one else will."

..... Jack Welch

     "There are too many books I haven't read, too many places I haven't seen, too many memories I haven't kept long enough."

..... Irwin Shaw

14     "My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done, and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."

..... Maya Angelou

      "When you get to fifty-two, food becomes more important than sex."

..... Prue Leith

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

..... Stephen R. Covey

     "To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark."

..... Victor Hugo

16     "Cry with someone.  It's more healing than crying alone."

..... Regina Brett

      "The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing."

..... John Powell

17     "Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted."

..... Aldous Huxley

     "Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other."

..... Benjamin Franklin

18     "Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable."

..... Clare Booth Luce

     "I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be."

..... Douglas Adams

19     "Don't think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm."

..... Malayan proverb

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

..... Mahatma Gandhi

20     "Action is the real measure of intelligence."

..... Napoleon Hill

     "Inch by inch, it's a cinch."

..... Robert H. Schuller

21     "Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it."

..... George Santayana

     "The most important shot in golf is the next one."

..... Ben Hogan

22     "The most useless are those who never change through the years."

..... Sir James M. Barrie

     "Nothing can make your life work if you ain't the architect."

..... Terry McMillan

23     "I am naturally anti-slavery.  If slavery is not wrong, nothing is wrong."

..... Abraham Lincoln

     "A bit of trash now and then is good for the severest reader.  It provides the necessary roughage in the literary diet."

..... Phyllis McGinley

24     "The easiest way to solve a problem is to pick an easy one."

..... Franklin P. Jones

     "A penny is a lot of money, if you have not got a penny."

..... Yiddish proverb

25     "Start writing, no matter what.  The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on."

..... Louis L'Amour

     "Books are lighthouses erected in the great sea of time."

..... Edwin P. Whipple

26     "Often we have no time for our friends, but all the time in the world for our enemies."

..... Leon Uris

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

..... H. G. Wells

27     "The secret of happiness is something to do."

..... John Burroughs 

     "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

..... Albert Einstein

28     "New technologies create new customs, new laws, new ethics, new crimes."

..... Larry Niven

     "If you don't know where you are going, how can you expect to get there?"

     Basil S. Walsh

29     "I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him."

..... Galileo

     "When anger rises, think of the consequences."

..... Confucius

30     However good or bad a situation is, it will change."

..... Regina Brett

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

..... Norman Vincent Peale

31     "If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed."

..... Chinese proverb

     "Happiness isn't something you experience; it's something you remember."

..... Oscar Levant

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April, 2015

1     "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me."

..... Chinese proverb

     "You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."

..... Abraham Lincoln

2     "The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected."

..... Will Rogers 

     "Make yourself necessary to somebody."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

3     "Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason so few engage in it."

..... Henry Ford

     "Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age -- as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight."

..... Phyllis Diller

4     "To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task."

..... Sophocles

     "Accept who you are.  Unless you're a serial killer."

..... Ellen De Generes

5     "It is always in season for old men to learn."

..... Aeschylus

     "Husbands never become good; they merely become proficient."

..... H. L. Mencken

6     "It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to."

..... W. C. Fields 

     "He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals."

..... Benjamin Franklin

7     "Never look down on anybody unless you are helping them up."

..... Jesse Jackson

     "There's no business like show business."

..... Irving Berlin

8     "Every business is built on friendship."

..... J. C. (James Cash) Penney

     "One thing I can say about George ... he may not be able to keep a job, but he's not boring."

..... Barbara Bush

9     "Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please."

..... Mark Twain

     "Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes."

..... Mahatma Gandhi

10      "Hold fast to dreams,
           For if dreams die
          Life is a broken-winged bird,
          That cannot fly."

..... Langston Hughes

     "A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears."

..... Woodrow Wyatt

11     "A faith that hasn't been tested can't be trusted."

..... Adrian Rogers

     "He is rich who owes nothing."

..... Hungarian proverb

12     "This is my commandment, that ye love one another."

..... Jesus, in John 15.12, Bible

     "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."

..... Joseph Addison

13     "When a customer enters my store, forget me.  He is king."

..... John Wanamaker

     "I.Q. tests measure nothing but the ability to do I.Q. tests."

..... William Burroughs

14     "If a relationship has to be secret, you shouldn't be in it."

..... Regina Brett

     "The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does."

..... Sir James Barrie

15     "Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."

..... Berthold Auerbach

     "Life is too short to waste time hating anyone."

..... Regina Brett

16     "Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things."

..... Frank A. Clark

     "There are times when silence has the loudest voice."

..... Leroy Brownlow

17     "Fathers send their sons to college either because they went to college or because they didn't."

..... L. L. Henderson

     "Men can acquire knowledge, but not wisdom.  Some of the greatest fools ever known were learned men."

..... Spanish proverb

18     "There should be one day when there is open season on senators."

..... Will Rogers

     "The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future."

..... Oscar Wilde

19     "Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be."

..... Abraham Lincoln

     "I learned a long time ago that minor surgery is when they do the operation on someone else, not you."

..... Bill Walton

20     "The objective of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives."

..... Robert Maynard Hutchins

     "It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die.  That is true, it's called life."

..... Terry Pratchett

21     "This is what you must be like.  Grow wherever life puts you down."

..... Ben Okri

     "If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders."

..... Abigail Van Buren

22     "He paid me a compliment.  He said I looked like a breath of spring.  Well, he didn't use them words.  He said I looked like the end of a hard winter."

..... Minnie Pearl

     "The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets."

..... Will Rogers

23     "If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely."

..... Roald Dahl

     "There's a way to do better ... find it."

..... Thomas A. Edison

24     "Congress is s o strange.  A man gets up to speak and says nothing.  Nobody listens, then everybody disagrees."

..... Boris Marshalov

     "You don't have to win every argument.  Agree to disagree."

..... Regina Brett

25     "Rich people plan for three generations.  Poor people plan for 
Saturday night."

..... Gloria Steinem

     "Never look backwards or you'll fall down the stairs."

..... Rudyard Kipling

26     "To ask the right question is already half the solution of a problem."

..... Carl Jung

     "Man is the only animal that can be bored."

..... Erich Fromm

27     "Do the hard jobs first.  The easy jobs will take care of themselves."

..... Dale Carnegie

     "A wounded deer leaps the highest."

..... Emily Dickinson

28     "Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet."

..... African proverb

     "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

29     "The one thing we can never get enough of is love.  And the one thing we never give enough of is love."

..... Henry Miller

     "Sacred cows make the best hamburger."

..... Mark Twain

30     "Maturity is knowing when to be immature."

..... Randall Hall

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

..... Chinese proverb


Saturday, February 28, 2015

March, 2015

1     "When you send out real love, real love will return to you."

..... Florence Scovel Shinn

     "Never go to bed mad, stay up and fight."

..... Phyllis Diller

2     "Thorough preparation makes its own luck."

..... Joe Poyer

     "One must learn to be silent just as one must learn to talk."

..... Victoria Wolff

3     "When your children are teenagers, it's important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you."

..... Nora Ephron

     "Art is the only way to run away without leaving home."

..... Twyla Tharp

4     "I fixed a batch of cookies from one of my
 mother's old recipes.  I have a new appreciation of the time she spent making cookies when I was a boy."

..... Ron Rich

     "Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves."

..... James M. Barrie

5     "Write on your heart that every day is the best day of the year."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

     "Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."

..... Mother Teresa

6     "I have the simplest of tastes.  I am always satisfied with the best."
..... Oscar Wilde

     "A day without sunshine is like, you know, night."

..... Steve Martin

7     "If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what then, is an empty desk a sign?"

     Albert Einstein

     "The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it."

..... Brendan Francis

8     "You can only be young once.  But you can always be immature."

..... Dave Barry

     "Mistakes are the portals of discovery."

..... James Joyce

9     "When you're good to others, you are best to yourself."

..... Benjamin Franklin

     "Take a method and try it.  If it fails, admit it frankly, and try another.  But by all means, try something."

..... Franklin D. Roosevelt

10     "Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music."

.....George Carlin

     "The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it."

..... Michelangelo

11     "Time is what we want most, but what we use worst."

..... William Penn

     "There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness."

..... Han Su Yin

12     "The clearest sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness."

..... Michel de Montaigne

     "A word of advice, don't give it."

..... A. J. Volicos

13     "What worries you, masters you."

..... John Locke

     "Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues,  but the parent of all others."

..... Cicero

14     "I have a new philosophy.  I'm only going to dread one day at a time."

..... Charles Schulz

     "If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live."

..... Lin Yu Tang

15     "Nothing should be prized more highly than the value of each day."

..... Goethe

     "Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

16     "We live for books!"

..... Umberto Eco (he owns more than 50,000 volumes)

     "A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him."

..... James Baldwin

17     "Poetry is the opening and closing of a door, leaving those who look through to guess about what is seen during the moment."

..... Carl Sandburg

     "When one door closes, another opens.  But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us."

..... Helen Keller

18     "I woke up thinking a very pleasant thought.  There is lots left in the world to read."

..... Nicholson Baker

     "Accept responsibility for your life.  Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else."

..... Les Brown

19     "Life is too short to learn German."

..... R. Porson

     "I would sooner read a timetable or a catalog than nothing at all."

..... W. Somerset Maugham

20     "Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you."

..... Maori proverb

     "Growing old beats the alternative - dying young."

..... Regina Brett

21     "I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

     "I wish I could be half as sure of anything as some people are of everything."

..... Gerald Barzan

22     "Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something."

..... Plato

     "What other people think of you is none of your business."

..... Regina Brett

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

..... Napoleon Hill

     "Trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit."

..... Moliere

24     "The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows."

..... Aristotle Onassis

     "I am always ready to learn, but I do not always like being taught."

..... Winston Churchill

25     "Motivation is what gets you started.  Habit is what keeps you going."

..... Jim Ryun

     "Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

26     "The cemeteries are filled with people who thought the world couldn't get along without them."

..... American proverb

     "I have never been hurt by what I have not said."

..... Calvin Coolidge

27     "Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions.  All life is an experiment."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

     "A good speaker makes a good liar."

..... German proverb

28     "Age is not a particularly interesting subject.  Anyone can get old.  All you have to do is live long enough."

..... Groucho Marx

     "Quotable quotes are coins rubbed smooth by circulation."

..... Louis Menand

29     "Failure doesn't mean you are a failure ... it just means you haven't succeeded yet."

..... Robert H. Schuller

     "Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper."

.....Francis Bacon

30     "I never made a mistake in grammar but once in my life and as soon as I done it I seen it."

..... Carl Sandburg

     "Education is the best provision for old age."

..... Aristotle

31     "Gray skies are just clouds passing over."

..... Duke Ellington

     "A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song."

..... Maya Angelou

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

February, 2015

1     "The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -- and you are the easiest person to fool."

..... Richard Feyman

     "If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers."

..... Charles Dickens

2     "Heart-throbs are a dime a dozen."

..... Brad Pitt

     "I would rather make my name than inherit it."

..... William M. Thackeray

3     "I long to accomplish a great and noble task but it is my duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble."

..... Helen Keller

     "Make it a habit to do nice things for people who'll never find out."

..... H. Jackson Brown Jr.

4     "One ought, every day, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and ... speak a few reasonable words."

..... Goethe

     "There's a difference between good sound reasons and reasons that sound good."

..... Herbert Hoover

5     "When you are in the right, you can afford to keep your temper.  When you are in the wrong, you cannot afford to lose it."

..... Chester Bowles

     "We must accept finite disappointment ... but we must never lose infinite hope."

..... Martin Luther King Jr.

6      "Real generosity toward the future consists in giving all to the present."

..... Albert Camus

     "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go."

.....Oscar Wilde    

7     "Poetry is the music of the soul."

..... Voltaire

     "The best place to succeed is where you are ... with what you have."

..... Charles M. Schwab

8     "He who never made a mistake never made a discovery."

..... Samuel Smiles

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

..... Julia Soul

9     "A party without a cake is just a meeting."

..... Julia Child

     "Laughter is inner jogging."

..... Norman Cousins

10     "Why should I expend energy in anger when I can expend it in love?

..... Mother Teresa

     "Love is a game that two can play and both win."

..... Eva Gabor

11     "You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves."

..... Abraham Lincoln 

     "Duct tape is like the force.  It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together."

..... Carl Zwanzig

12     "People who are wrapped up in themselves make very small packages."

..... Benjamin Franklin

     "The important thing is not to stop questioning.  Curiosity has its own reason for existing."

..... Albert Einstein

13     "Behave toward everyone as if receiving a great guest."

..... Confucius

     "Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground."

..... Theodore Roosevelt

14     "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies."

..... Aristotle

     "Berlioz says nothing in his music, but he says it magnificently."

..... James G. Huneker

15     "Leaders don't force people to follow ... they invite them on a journey."

.....Charles S. Laver

     "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."

..... Thomas Merton

16     "Art is the gift of God, and must be used unto His glory."

..... Michelangelo

     "Health always depends on the ability to keep one's curiosity alive."

..... Dr. Karl Menninger

17     "He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have."

..... Socrates

     "A habit cannot be tossed out the window; it must be coaxed down the stairs a step at a time."

..... Mark Twain

18     "Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity."

..... Simone Weil

     "The problem with people who have no vices is that, generally, you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues "

..... Elizabeth Taylor 

19     "My interest is in the future because I'm going to spend the rest of my life there."

..... Charles F. Kettering

     "Society, my dear, is like salt water, good to swim in, but hard to swallow."

..... Arthur Stringer

20     "Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment."

..... Oprah Winfrey 

     "I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music."

..... J. S. Bach

21     "Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."

..... Pablo Picasso

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

..... Anne Frank

22     "Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else."

..... J. M. Barrie

     "A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."

..... Herm Albright

23     "If you truly love yourself, you could never hurt another."

..... Buddha

     "The fewer the words, the better the prayer."

..... Sign outside a church

24     "If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you."

..... Stephen Wright

     "I am very little inclined on any occasion to say anything unless I hope to produce some good by it."

..... Abraham Lincoln

25     "Be brave.  Even if you're not, pretend to be.  No one can tell the difference."

..... H. Jackson Brown Jr.

     "Remember that happiness is a way of travel -- not a destination."

..... Roy M. Goodman

26    "Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings."

..... Robert  Benchley

     "Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get."

..... Ray Arthur Kroc

27     "...as one goes through life, one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move."

..... Katherine Hepburn 

     "Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win."

..... Jonathan Kozol

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

..... Mother Teresa

     "Age is a question of mind over matter.  If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."

..... Satchel Paige