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        


Thursday, January 1, 2015

January, 2015

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

..... American proverb

     "Wine is the most healthful and the most hygienic of beverages."

..... Louis Pasteur

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

..... Robert Frost

     "Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no one could find fault with it."

..... Cardinal J. Newman

3     "Real friends are those who, when you've made a fool of yourself, don't feel that you've done a permanent job."

..... Erwin T. Randall

     "Failure is not fun.  It can be awful.  But living so cautiously that you never fail is worse."

..... J. K.  Rowling

4     "Don't follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you."

..... Margaret Thatcher

     "The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time."

..... Bertrand Russell

5     "Age is no guarantee of maturity."

..... Lawana Blackwell

     "Most people hate the taste of beer -- to begin with.  It is, however, a prejudice that many people have been able to overcome."

..... Winston Churchill

6     "Our birth is nothing but our death begun."

..... Edward Young

     "Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain."

     Richard M. Nixon

7     "You don't run twenty-six miles at five minutes a mile on good looks and a secret recipe."

..... Frank Shorter

     "If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking, and loving, you don't actually live longer, it just seems longer."

..... Clement Freud

8     "I like good strong words that mean something."

..... Louisa May Alcott

     "Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can."

..... Danny Kaye

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

..... Winston Churchill

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

..... Anthony J. D'Angelo

10     "We are no longer happy as soon as we wish to be happier."

..... Walter Savage

     "Ninety percent of politics is deciding whom to blame."

..... Meg Greenfield

11     "Happy is he who learns to bear what he cannot change."

..... Friedrich Schiller

     "Oh, if there is a man out of hell that suffers more than I do, I pity him."

..... Abraham Lincoln

12     "How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success?"

..... Elbert Hubbard

     "The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job."

..... Napoleon Hill

13     "Nicknames stick to people, and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive."

..... Thomas Chandler Haliburton

     "Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around."

..... Henry David Thoreau

14     "Most human beings have a almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted."

..... Aldous Huxley

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

..... Galileo

15     "Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one."

..... Jane Temple Howard

     "Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't even remember leaving open."

..... Rose Wilder Lane

16     "It took me twenty years to become an overnight success."

..... Eddie Cantor

     "I always remember an epitaph which is in the cemetery of Tombstone, Arizona.  It says: Here lies Jack Williams.  He done his damnedest.  I think that is the greatest epitaph a man can have."

..... Harry S Truman

17     "Life may not be beautiful, but it is interesting."

..... Sir John Robert Seeley

     "If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life."

..... James A. Michener

18     "If someone says can't, that shows you what to do."

..... John Cage

     "Boys are perhaps beyond the range of anybody's sure understanding; at least when they are between the ages of eighteen months and ninety years."

..... James Thurber

19     "Some folks can look so busy doing nothing that they seem indispensable."

..... Kin Hubbard

     "You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lip."

..... Oliver Goldsmith

20     "Don't throw stones at your neighbors, if your own windows are glass."

..... Benjamin Franklin

     "I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine."

..... Emily Dickinson

21     "If this were a logical world, men would ride side saddle."

..... Rita Mae Brown

     "That is the point of quotations.  One can use another's words to be insulting."

..... Amanda Cross

22     "There is almost no marital problem that can't be helped enormously by taking off your clothes."

..... Garrison Keillor

     "To carry care to bed is to sleep with a pack on your back."

..... Thomas Chandler Haliburton

23     "No person was ever honored for what he received.  Honor has been the reward for what he gave."

..... Calvin Coolidge

     "Quick to borrow is always slow to pay."

..... Proverb

24     "What people say, what people do, and what they say they do are entirely different things."

..... Margaret Mead

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

..... Charles Dickens

25     "Success has ruined many a man."

..... Benjamin Franklin

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

..... Jack Welch

26     "A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying."

..... John Burroughs

     "To give and not to feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving."

..... Max Beerbohm

27     "I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become."

..... Oprah Winfrey

     "Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration, and resentment."

..... Dale Carnegie

28     "Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it."

..... Dwight D. Eisenhower

     "Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped."

..... Elbert Hubbard

29     "Where the heart lies, let the brain lie also."

..... Robert Browning

     "Keep on sowing your seed, for you never know which will grow -- perhaps it all will."

..... Albert Einstein

30     "Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers."

..... Isaac Asimov

     "Nothing happens unless first a dream."

..... Carl Sandburg

31     "The greater the difficulty, the greater the glory."

..... Cicero

     "There's nothing wrong with teenagers that reasoning with them won't aggravate."

..... Bumper sticker

Sunday, November 30, 2014

December, 2014

1     "There are four things every person has more of than they know; sins, debt, years, and foes."

..... Persian proverb

     "The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young."

..... Willa Cather 

2     "Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable."

..... Louisa May Alcott

    "I loved learning, it was school I hated.  I used to cut school to go learn something."

..... Eric Jensen

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

..... Robert Maynard Hutchins

     "Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue -- to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak."

..... Socrates

4     "I can forgive Alfred Nobel for having invented dynamite, but only a fiend in human form could have invented the Nobel Prize."

..... George Bernard Shaw

     "Be careful about reading health books.  You may die of a misprint."

..... Mark Twain

5     "Nothing on earth can make up for themes of one who has loved you."

..... Selma Lagerlof

     "If you have enough push, you don't have to worry about the pull."

..... Zig Ziglar

6     "It is books that are the key to the wide world; if you can't do anything else, read all that you can."

..... Jane Hamilton

     "Whatever your life's work is, do it well.  A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better."

..... Martin Luther King Jr.

7     "The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it."

..... Moliere

     "Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else."

..... Ogden Nash

8     "It's not enough to be busy ... the question is: what are we busy about?"

..... Henry David Thoreau

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

..... Frank Dane

9     "The three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty."

..... Robert M Hutchins

     "The only thing money gives you is the freedom of not worrying about money."

..... Johnny Carson     

10     "You can milk a cow the wrong way once and still be a farmer, but vote the wrong way on a water tower and you can be in trouble."

..... John F. Kennedy

     "I do not pray for a lighter load, but for a stronger back."

..... Phillips Brooks

11     "I was wise enough never to grow up, while fooling people into believing I had."

..... Margaret Mead

     "The true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your success."

..... Cullen Hightower

12     "A General is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him."

..... Douglas Macarthur

     "The greatest gift you and your partner can give your children is the example of an intimate, healthy, and loving relationship."

..... Barbara De Angelis

13     "Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention."

..... Jim Rohn

     "Push yourself again and again.  Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds."

..... Larry Bird

14     "If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten."

..... Rudyard Kipling

     "All stories have a beginning, a middle and an ending, and if they're any good, the ending is a beginning."

..... James Clavell

15     "No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream."

..... Martin Luther King Jr.

     "Confine yourself to the present."

..... Marcus Aurelius

16     "Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast."

..... Marlene Dietrich

     "The most important thing about goals is having one."

..... Geoffrey F. Abert

17     "The nice thing about doing a crossword puzzle is, you know there is a solution."

..... Stephen Soundheim

     "I get a warm feeling among my books."

..... Anthony Powell

18     "You can't help getting older but you don't have to get old."

..... George Burns

     "Nobody cares if you can't dance well.  Just get up and dance."

..... DaveBarry

19     "Life moves pretty fast; if you don't stop and look around every once in awhile, you could miss it."

..... John Hughes

     "If you don't like something, change it.  If you can't change it, change your attitude.  Don't complain."

..... Maya Angelou

20     "Christmas is a necessity.  There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we're here for something else besides ourselves."

..... Eric Sevareid

     "Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

..... Garrison Keillor

     "Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who cannot sleep with the window shut, and a woman who cannot sleep with the window open."

..... Ogden Nash

22     "Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone."

..... Charles M Schulz

     "Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree.  In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall."

..... Larry Wilde

23     "Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas.  They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal."

..... Lenore Hershey

     "It's easier to feel a little more spiritual with a couple of bucks in your pocket."

..... Craig Ferguson

24     "Christmas doesn't come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more."

..... Dr. Seuss

     "I truly believe that if we keep telling the Christmas story, singing the Christmas songs, and living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world."

..... Norman Vincent Peale

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

..... Charles Dickens

     "Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day."

..... Helen Steiner Rice

26     "I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month."

..... Harlan Miller

     "A hug is the perfect gift - one size fits all, and nobody minds if you exchange it."

..... Ivern Ball

27     "Cash is the one gift everyone despises and no one turns down."

..... Mignon McLaughlin

     "When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things - not the great occasions - give off the greatest glow of happiness."

..... Bob Hope

28     "Lack of something to feel important about is almost the greatest tragedy a man may have."

..... Arthur E. Morgan

     "None of us suddenly becomes something overnight.  The preparations have been in the making for a lifetime."

..... Gail Godwin

29     "Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment."

..... Claude Monet

     "It takes a long time to grow an old friend."

..... John Leonard

30     "To finish first, you must first finish."

..... Rick Mears

     "You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him."

..... Malcolm Forbes

31     "All the friendship and all the people I have known this past year rise up in overwhelming number and fill me with gratitude."

..... Etty Hillesum

     "Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right!"

..... Oprah Winfrey

Saturday, November 1, 2014

November, 2014

1     "It's hard to beat a person who never gives up."

..... Babe Ruth

     "If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?"

..... Vince Lombardi

2     "I can accept failure.  Everyone fails at something.  But I can't accept not trying."

..... Michael Jordan

     "The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing.  If you can fake that, you've got it made."

..... Groucho Marx

3     "A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions."

..... Confucius

     "My father taught me to work, but he did not teach me to love it."

..... Abraham Lincoln

4     "Beauty isn't worth thinking about.  What's important is your mind.  You don't want a $50 haircut on a fifty-cent head."

..... Garrison Keillor

     "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

..... Martin Luther King, Jr.

5     "The single greatest effect join student achievement is not race, it is not poverty -- it is the effectiveness of the teacher."

..... Harry K. Wong

     "Live your life and forget your age."

..... Norman Vincent Peale

6     "It is not good to have an oar in everyone's boat."

..... Earl Camden

     "One always tends to overpraise a long book, because one has got through it."

..... Edward M. Forster

7     "Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."

..... Charles Dickens

     "Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen."

..... Michael Jordan

8     "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone."

..... Pablo Picasso

     "Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm."

..... Abraham Lincoln

9     "Time is a dressmaker, specializing in alterations."

..... Faith Baldwin

     "For everything you have missed, you have gained something else; and for everything you gain, you lose something else."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

10     "Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everyone enjoys."

..... Joseph Conrad

     "Don't compare your life to others.  You have no idea what their journey is all about."

..... Regina Brett

11     "What this country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds."

..... Will Rogers

     "It's only those who do nothing that make no mistakes, I suppose."

..... Joseph Conrad

12     "It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire and many things to fear."

..... Francis Bacon

     "For every failure, there's an alternative course of action.  You just have to find it.  When you come to a roadblock, take a detour."

..... Mary Kay Ash

13     "Truth is like the sun.  You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't going' away."

..... Elvis Presley

     "Trust yourself.  Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life."

..... Golda Meir

14     "Happiness depends upon ourselves."

..... Aristotle

     "Fear is a disease that eats away at logic and makes man inhuman."

..... Marian Anderson

15     "There is no reason why the same man should like the same books at eighteen and forty-eight."

.....Ezra Pound

     "Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something."

..... Plato

16     "All great achievements require time."

..... Maya Angelou 

     "Success happens to those who are too stubborn to ever give up."

..... Alex Kassan

17     "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude."

..... Thomas Jefferson

     "All kids are gifted.  Some just open their packages earlier than others."

..... Michael Carr

18     "From supper to bedtime is twice as long as from breakfast to supper."

..... Edna Ferber

     "I have a simple philosophy.  Fill what's empty.  Empty what's full, and scratch where it itches."

..... Alice Roosevelt Longworth

19     "Folks want to glow, to leave their worries and dead skin behind."

..... Terry McMillan

     "Knowledge is of two kinds.  We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it."

..... Samuel Johnson

20     "It's not about having the skill to do something.  It's about having the will, desire and commitment to be your best."

..... Robert Hernandez

     "Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after."

..... Anne Lindbergh

21     "The only disability in life is a bad attitude."

..... Scott Hamilton

     "Look at life through the windshield, not the rear view mirror."

..... Byrd Baggett

22     "Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you."

..... Rob Gilbert

     "Any action is better than no action at all."

..... Norman Vincent Peale

23     "We all have dreams.  But in order to make dreams into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, and discipline."

..... Jesse Owens

     "The time is always right to do what is right."

..... Martin Luther King Jr.

24     "Every saint has a past.  Every sinner has a future."

..... Warren Buffet

     "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."

..... John F. Kennedy

25     "Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win."

..... Bobby Knight

     "What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

26     "Action is the antidote to despair."

..... Joan Baez

     "All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea."

..... Napoleon Hill

27     "Forever on Thanksgiving Day the heart will find the pathway home."

..... Wilbur D. Nesbit

     "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."

..... Robert F. Kennedy

28     "Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death."

..... Omar N. Bradley

     "Be happy in the moment, that's enough.  Each moment is all we need, not more."

..... Mother Teresa

29     "One day in the country is worth a month in town."

..... Christina Rossetti

     "We all try to escape pain and death, while we seek what is pleasant."

..... Albert Einstein

30     "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.  If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart."

..... Nelson Mandela

     "You can fool too many of the people too much of the time."

..... James Thurber

Saturday, October 4, 2014

October, 2014

1     "Let us forgive each other -- only then will we live in peace."

..... Leo Tolstoy

     "It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows."

..... Erma Bombeck

2     "We have had two chickens in every pot, two cars in every garage, and now we have two headaches for every aspirin."

..... Fiorello LaGuardia

     "There is nothing more alone than being in a car at night in the rain."

..... Robert Penn Warren

3    "One good husband is worth two good wives, for the scarcer things are, the more they are valued." 

.....Benjamin Franklin

     "What one has to do usually can be done."

.....Eleanor Roosevelt

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

.....English proverb

     "The only certainty about following the crowd is that you will all get there together."

.....Mychal Wynn

5    "For to know a man's library is, in some measure, to know his mind."

..... Geraldine Brooks

     "Frame every so-called disaster with these words: In five years, will this matter?"

.....Regina Brett

6    "So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install a lovely bookshelf on the wall."

.....Roald Dahl

     "The tongue is the only instrument that gets sharper with use."

.....Washington Irving

7      "If you ever drop your keys into a river of molten lava, let'em go, because man, they're gone." 

.....Jack Handey

     "You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes."

.....Denis Waitley

8     "Thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does the work."

.....Mark Twain

     "There are two educations.  One should teach how to make a living  and the other how to live."

.....John Adams

9    "Since others have to tolerate my weaknesses, it is only fair that I should tolerate theirs."

.....William Allen White

     "Never underestimate the value of cold cash."

.....Gregory Nunn

10     "A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours."

.....Milton Berle

     "The book you don't read won't help."

..... Jim Rohn

11     "You can't steal second base with your foot on first."

..... American proverb

     "Only I can change my life.  No one can do it for me."

..... Carol Burnett

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

..... Carl Sandburg

     "I think you should be a child for as long as you can.  I have been successful for 74 years being able to do that."

..... Bob Newhart

13     "The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different."

..... Peter F. Drucker

     "Children need models rather than critics."

..... Joseph Joubert

14     "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."

..... Frederick Douglass

     "The person who has no enemies has no followers."

..... Don Piatt

15     "If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."

..... Mario Andretti

     "Person who chases two rabbits catches neither."

..... Confucius

16     "The past cannot be changed.  The future is yet in your power."

..... Mary Pickford

     "I have no special talents.  I am only passionately curious."

..... Albert Einstein

17     "Do what you must, and your friends will adjust."

..... Robert Brault

     "Don't wait.  The time will never be just right."

..... Napoleon Hill

18     "Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve."

..... J. K. Rowling

     "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."

..... Thomas A. Edison

19     "You are already naked.  There is no reason not to follow your heart."

..... Steve Jobs

     "Ever notice that people never say 'It's only a game' when they're winning?"

..... Ivern Ball

20     "If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done."

..... Ludwig Wittgenstein

     "In this world there are two tragedies.  One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.  The last is much the worst."

..... Oscar Wilde

21     "A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner."

..... English proverb

     "If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it."

..... Epictetus

22     "What's right isn't always popular, and what's popular isn't always right."

..... Mahatma Gandhi

     "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

23     "They know enough who know how to learn."

..... Henry B. Adams

     "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

..... Eleanor Roosevelt

24     "'Be yourself!' is the worst advice you can give to some people."

..... Tom Masson

     "To love and win is the best thing.  To love and lose, the next best."

..... William Makepeace Thackeray

25     "Investment must be rational.  If you can't understand it, don't do it."

..... Warren Buffett

     "I'm quite illiterate, but I read a lot."

..... J. D. Salinger

26     "Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbors."

..... Rudyard Kipling

     "Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship."

..... Buddha

27     "Over-prepare, then go with the flow."

..... Regina Brett

     "There is no calamity that right words will not begin to redress."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

28     "A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich."

..... William Shenstone

     "A woman's mind is cleaner than a mans: She changes it more often."

..... Oliver Herford

29     "If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it."

..... John D. Rockefeller

     "There's none so blind as those who will not see."

..... Italian proverb

30     "Happiness cannot come from without.  It must come from within."

..... Helen Keller

     "The harder I work, the luckier I get."

..... Samuel Goldwyn

31     "I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter."

..... Walt Disney

     "Every day, do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow."

..... Doug Firebaugh