Sunday, January 31, 2016

February, 2016

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

..... Gail Godwin

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

..... Joseph Addison

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

..... Talulah Bankhead

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

..... Zig Ziglar

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

..... Jennie Fulbright

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

..... Abraham Lincoln

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

..... Clarence Day

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

..... African proverb

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

..... Deepak Chopra

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

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

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

..... Blaise Pascal

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

..... George Burns

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

..... Jim Bishop

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

..... Ronald Reagan

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

..... Famers' Almanac

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

..... Audrey Hepburn

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

..... Max Lucado

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

..... Buddy Hackett

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

..... Theodore Roosevelt

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

..... Robert Quillen

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

..... Lois Wyse

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

..... Jennifer Miller

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

..... Abraham Lincoln

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

..... Mahatma Gandhi

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

..... Les Brown

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

..... Chinese proverb

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

..... Charles M. Schulz

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

..... Nicholas Sparks

15     "Common sense is not so common."

..... Voltaire

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

..... Jack Lemmon

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

..... L. P. Jacks

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

..... Irving Berlin

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

..... Michael Joseph

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

..... Buddha

18     "Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures."

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

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

..... Dr. Gilbert W. Bowen

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

..... Audrey Hepburn

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

..... Author unknown 

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

..... Author unknown

     "Accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle."

..... Storm Jameson

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

..... Maya Angelou

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

..... Elizabeth Foley

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

..... W. C. Fields

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

..... Author unknown

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

..... Carl Reiner

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

..... Josh Billings

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

..... Ben Nicholas

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

..... Joe Ryan

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

..... Willa Cather

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

..... Desmond Tutu

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

..... Franklin P. Jones

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

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

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

..... Martin Van Buren

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

..... Charles Schulz

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

..... Roger Anderson

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

..... Albert Einstein

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

..... Mark Twain

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

..... Robert Cromier

Thursday, December 31, 2015

January, 2016

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

..... Joey Adams

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

..... Robert Louis Stevenson

2     "The best is yet to come."

..... Regina Brett

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

..... Henry Miller

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

..... H. Jackson Brown

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

..... Norman Vincent Peale

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

..... Euripides

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

..... Marlene Dietrich

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

..... Leo Burnett

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

..... Regina Brett

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

..... Bob Dylan

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

..... Pablo Casals

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

..... Abraham Lincoln

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

..... Rudyard Kipling

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

..... Carl W. Buechner

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

..... Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

..... Winston Churchill

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

..... Anne Frank

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

..... Warren Buffett

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

..... English proverb

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

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

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

..... Linda Fest

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

..... Gloria Swanson

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

..... Mark Twain

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

..... Charles R. Darwin

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

..... Alex Kroll

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

..... Albert Camus

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

..... Carl Sandburg

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

..... Roger W. Babson

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

..... Joan Baez

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

..... Joan Crawford

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

..... Stephen R. Covey

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

 ..... Abraham Lincoln

     "Success is 99 percent failure."

..... Soishiro Honda

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

..... Maya Angelou

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

..... Nora Roberts

19     "Be yourself.  Everyone else is taken."

..... Oscar Wilde

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

..... Walt Disney

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

..... William Shakespeare

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

..... Carl Jung

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

..... Mother Teresa

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

..... Tina Fey

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

..... Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

..... Oprah Winfrey

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

..... Buddha

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

..... Mahatma Gandhi

24     "The power of imagination makes us infinite."

..... John Muir

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

..... Coco Chanel

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

..... C. S. Lewis

     "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle."

..... James Heller

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

..... Charles Dickens

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

..... Samuel Butler

27     "We rise by lifting others."

..... Robert Ingersoll

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

..... Katherine Hepburn

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

..... Bob Dylan

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

..... John Green

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

..... Mark Twain

     "Embrace the glorious mess that you are."

..... Elizabeth Gilbert

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

..... Vincent Van Gogh

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

..... Josh Billings

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

..... George Bernard Shaw

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

..... Michael Jackson

Monday, November 30, 2015

December, 2015

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

..... Les Brown

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

..... Thomas A. Edison

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

..... Peggy Noonan

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

..... George Eliot

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

..... Groucho Marx

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

..... Napoleon Hill

4     "War is what happens when language fails."

..... Margaret Atwood

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

..... A. A. Milne

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

..... George S. Patton

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

..... Henri-Frederic Amiel

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

..... Egyptian proverb

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

..... Neil deGrasse Tyson

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

..... Charles Dickens

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

..... William Shakespeare

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

..... The Talmud

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

..... Robert A. Heinlein

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

..... William Napier

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

..... H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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

..... Horace

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

..... Bob Hope

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

..... Pennsylvania Dutch proverb

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

..... Henry Ford

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

..... Christopher Morley

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

..... Nathaniel Howe

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

..... Pythagoras

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

..... George Bernard Shaw

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

..... Laura Ingalls Wilder

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

..... Manama Gandhi

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

..... Napoleon Bonaparte

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

..... Thomas Edison

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

..... Dave Barry

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

..... Pablo Picasso

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

..... T. S. Eliot

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

..... Voltaire

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

..... Edmund Burke

     "A faithful friend is the medicine of life."

..... Apocrypha

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

..... Saul Bellow

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

..... Thomas Paine

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

..... Norman Vincent Peale

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

..... Benjamin Franklin

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

..... Dale Evans

     "Nothing happens unless first a dream."

..... Carl Sandburg

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

..... Charles Dickens

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

..... Booker T. Washington

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

..... Dr. Seuss

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

..... Jon Stewart

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

..... Bob Hope

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

..... Goethe

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

..... Ada V. Hendricks

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

..... American proverb

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

..... Garrison Keillor

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

..... Andy Rooney

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

..... Author Unknown

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

.... Ogden Nash

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

..... Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

..... Albert Einstein

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

..... Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

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

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

..... Denis Waitley

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

..... Bill Vaughn

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

..... Author Unknown

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

..... Oprah Winfrey




     




Sunday, November 1, 2015

November, 2015

1     "If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else."

..... Yogi Berra

     "A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say."

..... Italo Calvino

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

..... Elbert Hubbard

     "A great deal of talent is lost in the world for want of courage."

..... Sydney Smith

3     "Autumn is really the best of the seasons: and I'm not sure that old age isn't the best part of life.  But, of course, like Autumn, it doesn't last."

..... C. S. Lewis

     "The future ain't what it used to be."

..... Yogi Berra

4     "Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working."

..... Pablo Picasso

     "My evil genius Procrastination has whispered me to tarry 'til a more convenient season."

..... Mary Todd Lincoln

5     "You can lead a man to Congress, but you can't make him think."

..... Milton Berle

     "Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated.  You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps."

..... David Lloyd George

6     "Do you think that I count the days?  There is only one day left, always starting over:  it is given to us a dawn and taken away from us at dusk."

..... Jean Sartre

     "Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night."

..... Edgar Allan Poe

7     "Write a book you'd like to read.  If you wouldn't read it, why would anybody else?"

..... Hilary Mantel

     "Prayer is less about changing the world than it is about changing ourselves."

..... David J. Wolpe

8     "Confidence is the result of hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication."

..... Roger Staubach

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

..... Mark Twain

9     "It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt."

..... Mark Twain

     "Nothing you do for children is ever wasted.  They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted."

..... Garrison Keillor

10     "It's pretty hard to be efficient without being obnoxious."

..... Kin Hubbard

     "What is more important in a library than anything else -- than everything else -- is the fact that it exists."

..... Archibald Macleish

11     "That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest."

..... Henry David Thoreau

     "Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you."

..... H. Jackson Brown Jr.

12     "It's not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world.  It's our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless."

..... L. R. Knost

     "You can educate a fool, but you cannot make him think."

..... The Talmud

13     "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.  Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

..... Mark Twain

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

..... Scott Adams

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

..... Golda Meir

     "A novel must be exceptionally good to live as long as the average cat."

..... Hugh MacLennan

15     "The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman."

..... Jonathan Swift

     "Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up."

..... Robert Frost

16     "Learn of the skillful; he that teaches himself, has a fool for his master."

..... Benjamin Franklin

     "Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom."

..... Phyllis Theroux

17     "All people are your relatives, therefore expect only trouble from them."

..... Chinese proverb

     "There are three methods to gaining wisdom. The first is reflection, which is the highest.  The second is limitation, which is the easiest.  The third is experience, which is the bitterest."

..... Confucius

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

..... Norman Vincent Peale

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

..... Dalai Lama

19     "For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining, is to let it rain."

..... Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

..... Gretta Brooker Palmer

20     "Being entirely honest with one's self is a good exercise."

..... Sigmund Freud

     "A man cannot be made comfortable without his own approval."

..... Mark Twain

21     "Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed was the ninth beatitude."

..... Alexander Pope

     "It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea.  I work with it and rely on it.  It's my partner."

..... Jonas Salk

22     "There should be a reason for speech but not for silence."


..... French proverb

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

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

23     "All of us are crazy in one way or another."

..... Yiddish proverb

"Eighty percent of success is showing up."

..... Woody Allen

24     "Bach almost persuades me to be a Christian."

..... Roger Fry

     "The manner of giving is worth more than the gift."

..... Julius Erving

25     "No man knows what he can do until he tries."

..... Carter G. Woodson

     "The wisdom of the wise, and the experience of ages, may be preserved by quotation."

..... Isaac Disraeli

26     "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough."

..... Oprah Winfrey

     "If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get."

..... Frank A. Clark

27     "Being powerful is like being a lady.  If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."

..... Margaret Thatcher

     "A poet can survive anything but a misprint."

..... Oscar Wilde

28     "Nothing can bring you peace but yourself."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

     "Every story has three sides.  Yours, mine, and the facts."

..... Foster M. Russell

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

..... Hazel Rochman

     "God give us teeth to hold back our tongue."

..... Greek proverb

30     "Love is the ability and willingness to allow those that you care for to be what they choose for themselves, without any insistence that they satisfy you."

..... Wayne Dyer

     "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."

..... Mahatma Gandhi

     

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

October, 2015

1     "October.  This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks.  The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February."

..... Mark Twain

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

..... Booker T. Washington

2     "No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause."

..... Theodore Roosevelt

     "Creativity comes from trust.  Trust your instincts."

..... Rita Mae Brown

3     "To live a creative life, we must lose the fear of being wrong."

..... Joseph Campbell

     "I am still learning."

..... Michelangelo

4     "As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey."

..... Thomas A. Edison

     "Do not read as children do to enjoy themselves, or, as the ambitious do to educate themselves.  No, read to live."

..... Gustave Flaubert

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

..... William Shakewspeare

     "Write drunk, edit sober."

..... Ernest Hemingway

6     "We rise by lifting others."

..... Robert Ingersoll

     "We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."

..... Maya Angelou

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

..... Walt Disney

     "What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"

..... Vincent Van Gogh

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

..... C. S. Lewis

     "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle."

..... James Heller

9     "Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy."

..... Anne Frank

     "Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment."

..... Lao Tzu

10     "Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets."

..... Arthur Miller

     "Don't forget to fall in love with yourself first."

..... Carrie Bradshaw

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

..... Mark Twain

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

..... Babe Ruth

12     "It takes a dream to get started, desire to keep going, and determination to finish."

..... Eddie Harris Jr.

     "If you don't have a seat at the table, you're probably on the menu."

..... Elizabeth Warren

13     "I will go anywhere, provided it be forward."

..... David Livingstone

     "Be your own palace, or the world is your jail."

..... John Donne

14     "The big print giveth, and the fine print taketh away."

..... Fulton John Sheen

     "Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff."

..... Harvey Pekar

15     "No man will ever bring out of the Presidency the reputation which carries him into it."

..... Thomas Jefferson

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

..... Charles Dickens

16     "I think if the church put in half the time on covetousness that it does on lust, this world would be a better world for all of us."

..... Garrison Keillor

     "Live out your imagination, not your history."

..... Stephen R. Covey

17     "Home is the nicest word there is."

..... Laura Ingalls Wilder

     "Gratitude is the heart's memory."

..... French proverb

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

..... Abraham Lincoln

     "Laws are felt only when the individual comes into conflict with them."

..... Suzanne Lafollette

19     "The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude."

..... Aldous Huxley

     "I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells.  Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope."

..... Dr. Seuss

20     "You may be a princess or the richest woman in the world, but you cannot be more than a lady."

..... Jennie Jerome Churchill

     "Everyone will experience the consequences of his own acts.  If his acts are right, he'll get good consequences; if they're not, he'll suffer for it."

..... Harry Browne

21     "Into each life some rain must fall, some days be dark and dreary."

..... Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

     "Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over my body."

..... Roger Corless

22     "We must teach our children to dream with their eyes open."

..... Harry Edwards

     "If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts."

..... Albert Einstein

23     "A celebrity is one who is known to many persons he is glad he doesn't know."

..... H. L. Mencken

     "In matters of style, swim with the current.  In matters of principle, stand like a rock."

..... Thomas Jefferson

24     "Nobody can be successful if he doesn't love his work, love his job."

..... David Sarnoff

     "Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young."

..... Regina Brett

25     "You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be."

..... Johann Kaspar Lavater

     "I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances."

..... Martha Washington

26     "Worry not that no one knows of you; seek to be worth knowing."

..... Confucius

     "The first step toward change is awareness.  The second step is acceptance."

..... Nathaniel Branden

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

..... A. A. Milne

     "Love is the river of life in the world."

..... Henry Ward Beecher

28     "The reason kids like rock'n roll is their parents don't."

..... Mitch Miller

     "It takes one woman twenty years to make a man of her son -- and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him."

..... Helen Rowland

29     "If you ask me anything I don't know, I'm not going to answer."

..... Yogi Berra

     "Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

30     "Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal."

..... Albert Camus

     "Some people say they haven't yet found themselves.  But the self is not something one finds; it is something one creates."

..... Thomas Szasz

31     "A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween."

..... Erma Bombeck

     "If you once turn on your side after the hour at which you ought to rise, it is all over.  Bolt up at once."

..... Sir Walter Scott

Monday, August 31, 2015

September, 2015

1     "Only bad writers think that their work is really good."

..... Anne Enright

     "A goal is a dream with a deadline."

..... Napoleon Hill

2     "Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo."

..... Jon Sinclair

     "Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it."

..... P. J. O'Rourke

3     "The journey is the reward."

..... Chinese proverb

     "One man's wage rise is another man's price increase."

..... Harold Wilson

4     "You must learn from the mistakes of others.  You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself."

..... Sam Levenson

     "No great artist ever sees things as they really are, if he did he would cease to be an artist."

..... Oscar Wilde

5     "In the course of my life I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet."

..... Winston Churchill

     "I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity."

..... Eleanor Roosevelt

6     "The best throw of the dice is to throw them away."

..... English proverb

     "There are three difficulties in authorship; - to write any thing worth the publishing - to find honest men to publish it - and to get sensible men to read it."

..... Charles Caleb Colton

7     "If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day Weekend."

..... Doug Larson

     "Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day.  It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken."

..... Bill Dodds

8     "Caring about someone isn't complicated.  It isn't easy.  But it isn't complicated, either.  Kinda like lifting the engine block out of a car."

..... Jim Butcher

     "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle."

..... Erin Majors

9     "When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."

..... Marcus Aurelius

     "If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble."

..... Bob Hope

10     "Feelings are everywhere -- be gentle."

..... J. Masai

     "Acquaintance:  a person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to."

..... Ambrose Bierce

11     "Life is not a dress rehearsal."

..... Rose Tremain

     "There are three truths: my truth, your truth, and the truth."

..... Chinese proverb

12     "The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

     "Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely."

..... Auguste Rodin

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

..... George Bernard Shaw

     "Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back."

..... Chinese proverb

14     "The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up."

..... Mark Twain

     "A college degree is not a sign that one is a finished product but an indication a person is prepared for life."

..... Rev. Edward A. Malloy

15     "A liar will not be believed, even when he speaks the truth."

..... Aesop

     "Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need."

..... Sarah Ban Breathnach

16     "The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be."

..... Paul Valery

     "There must be more to life than having everything."

..... Maurice Sendak

17     "Life is a series of steps. Things are done gradually.  Once in a while there is a giant step, but most of the time we are taking small seemingly insignificant steps on the stairway of life."

..... Ralph Ransom

     "Truth sits upon the lips of dying men."

..... Matthew Arnold

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

..... Mario Andretti

     "I have to apologize to you that I am still among the living.  There will be a remedy for this however."

..... Albert Einstein

19    "I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism."

..... Charles M. Schwab

     "In a completely rational society, the best of us would aspire to be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else..."

..... Lee Iococca

20     "Doomed are the hotheads!  Unhappy are they who lose their cool and are too proud to say, I'm sorry."

..... Robert H. Schuller

     "The only yardstick for success our society has is being a champion.  No one remembers anything else."

..... John Madden

21     "The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago.  The second best time is now."

..... Chinese proverb

     "Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it."

..... George Santayana

22     "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."

..... Albert Einstein

     "The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen.  Thank God for the United States Marines Corps!"

..... Eleanor Roosevelt

23     "In the Bible it says they asked Jesus how many times you should forgive, and he said seventy times seven.  Well, I want you all to know that I'm keeping a chart."

..... Hillary Rodham Clinton

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

..... Laura Ingalls Wilder

24     "If you don't say anything, you won't be asked to repeat yourself."

..... Calvin Coolidge

     "Never do wrong when people are looking."

..... Mark Twain

25     "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

     "The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read."

..... Abraham Lincoln

26     "If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one."

..... Mother Teresa

     "The easiest thing to be in the world is you.  The most difficult thing to be is what other people want you to be.  Don't let them put you in that position."

..... Leo Buscaglia

27     "I don't care how much a person talks, if they only say it in a few words."

..... Josh Billings

     "If you're bored with life -- you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things -- you don't have enough goals."

..... Lou Holtz

28     "He cannot speak well that cannot hold his tongue."

..... Thomas Fuller

     "Joy is not in things!  It is in us!"

..... Benjamin Franklin

29     "Man is the only animal of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid of."

..... George Bernard Shaw

     "If you don't ask, you don't get."

..... Mahatma Gandhi

30     "Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence."

..... Abigail Adams

     "Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels."

..... Bob Thaves