Tuesday, January 31, 2017

February, 2017

1     "Liquor doesn't make you feel better.  Just makes you not so worried about feeling bad."

..... James S. A. Corey

     "One lies more to one's self than to anyone else."

..... Lord George Gordon Byron

2     "Television has opened many doors -- mostly on refrigerators."

..... Mary H. Waldrip

     "You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."

..... Dale Carnegie

3     "Begin somewhere: you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do."

..... Liz Smith

     "The sports page records people's accomplishments, the front page usually records nothing, but man's failures."

..... Earl Warren

4     "It is a good thing to learn caution from the misfortunes of others."

..... Publilius Syrus

     "Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself."

..... George Bernard Shaw

5     "Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.  Where there is hatred, let me sow love."

..... St. Francis of Assisi

     "The odds of hitting your target go up dramatically when you aim at it."

..... Mal Pancoast

6     "When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them."

..... Plato

     "Nothing is impossible to the man who doesn't have to do it himself."

..... Marcel Achard

7     "Everything starts as somebody's day dream."

..... Larry Niven

     "A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually.  One must fight for a life of action, not reaction."

..... Rita Mae Brown

8     "One of the most difficult things everyone has to learn is that for your entire life, you must keep fighting and adjusting if you hope to survive.  No matter who you are or what your position is, you must keep fighting for whatever it is you desire to achieve."

..... George Allen

     "I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I cannot forgive."

..... Henry Ward Beecher

9     "A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there."

..... H. L. Mencken

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

..... Gail Godwin

10     "There are doubtless certain unworldly people who are indifferent to money.  I myself have never met one."

..... Agatha Christie

       "A man who is happy at home doesn't lie awake nights worrying about the hereafter."

..... Robert A. Heinlein

11     "Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone."

..... Horace

     "Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm."

..... Winston Churchill

12     "Tact is the art of putting your foot down without stepping on anyone's toes."

..... Laurence J. Peter

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

..... Regina Brett

13     "A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him."

..... Nicholas Boileau

     "There is an art of reading, as well as an art of thinking, and an art of writing."

..... Isaac Disraeli

14     "Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

..... Regina Brett

     "If all you can do is crawl, start crawling."

..... Rumi

15     "The first wealth is health."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

     "The secret of getting ahead is getting started."

..... Agatha Christie

16     "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."

..... Robert Frost

     "Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

..... Martin Luther King, Jr.

17     "Be like a postage stamp -- stick to one thing until you get there."

..... Josh Billings

     "Rest is not idleness and to dream is not a waste of time."

..... Native American proverb

18     "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out."

..... Robert Collier

     "We need men who can dream of things that never were, and ask, 'Why not'."

..... George Bernard Shaw

19     "If not today -- when?"

..... Kashmiri proverb

     "There is only one way to be happy and that is to make someone else so."

..... Sidney Smith

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

..... Italo Calvino

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

..... Abigail Van Buren

21     "I don't know who my grandfather was; I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be."

..... Abraham Lincoln

     "I quote others to better express myself."

..... Michel de Montaigne

22     "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."

..... Theodore Roosevelt

     "Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness."

..... Seneca

23     "Take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves."

..... Lord Chesterfield

     "You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try."

..... Beverly Sills

24     "Conversation means being able to disagree and still continue the discussion."

.....Dwight MacDonald

     "One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.  No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man."

..... Elbert Hubbard

25     "Truer words were never uttered: Anything good is better buttered."

..... Roy Blount Jr.

     "Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence."

..... Carl Sagan

26     "You don't have to buy something new to buy something good."

..... Amish saying

     "Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face."

..... Victor Hugo

27     "Take from each new day a reason for tomorrow."

..... Author unknown

     "You may delay, but time will not."

..... Benjamin Franklin

28     "A teacher affects eternity, he can never tell where his influence stops."

..... Henry Adams

     "It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, December 31, 2016

January, 2017

1     "Yesterday is gone.  Tomorrow has not yet come.  We have only today.  Let us begin."

..... Mother Teresa

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

..... Oprah Winfrey

2     "There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action."

..... Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

     "People are very open-minded about new things -- as long as they're exactly like the old ones."

..... Charles F. Kettering

3     "Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing."

..... Abraham Lincoln

     "Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company, and reflection must finish him."

..... John Locke

4     "Let us be thankful for the fools.  But for them, the rest of us could not succeed."

..... Mark Twain

     "Love is rarer than genius itself.  And friendship is rarer than love."

..... Charles Peguy

5     "I believe in work, hard work, and long hours of work.  Men do not break down from overwork, but from worry and dissipation."

..... Charles Evans Hughes

     "Most of us are about as eager to be changed as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar states of shock."

..... James Baldwin

6     "If you don't fail now and again, it's a sign you're playing it safe."

..... Woody Allen

     "If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylum would be filled with mothers."

..... E. W. Howe

7     "The greatest quest in life is to reach one's potential."

..... Mychal Wynn

     "Have the courage to say no.  Have the courage to face the truth.  Do the right thing because it is right.  These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity."

..... W. Clement Stone

8     "The three most important documents a free society gives are a birth certificate, a passport, and a library card."

..... E. L. Doctorow

     "Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation."

..... Brian Tracey

9     "Laughter is man's most distinctive emotional expression."

..... Margaret Mead

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

..... Socrates

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

..... Goethe

     "There is more to be learned from any good teacher than the subject taught."

..... Gene Wolfe

11      "Most teachers waste their time by asking questions that are intended to discover what a pupil does not know, whereas the true art of questioning is to discover what the pupil does know or is capable of knowing."

..... Albert Einstein

     "To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing."

..... Eva Young

12     "There is something good in all seeming failures.  You are not to see that now.  Time will reveal it.  Be patient."

..... Sri Swami Sirvananda

     "Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else.  No other argument is necessary to suggest that; never miss the opportunity to give encouragement."

..... George M. Adams

13     "Whoever ceases to be a student has never been a student."

..... George Iles

     "We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled.  The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out."

..... Ray Bradbury

14     "I had a lot of experience with people smarter than I am."

..... Gerald R. Ford

     "True teaching cannot be learned from test-books any more than a surgeon can acquire his skill by reading about surgery."

..... Helen Keller

15     "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

     "Who digs a pit for others will fall in themselves."

..... German proverb

16     "This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess."

..... Rainer Maria Rilke

       "Talking without thinking is like shooting without taking aim."

..... proverb

17     "It is best to be yourself, imperial, plain and true."

..... Robert Browning

     "Homework, root canals, and deadlines are the important things in life, and only when we have these major dramas taken care of can we presume to look at the larger questions."

..... Cynthia Heimel

18     "When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down 'happy'. They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life."

..... John Lennon

     "A writing career is like having homework your whole life."

..... Lawrence Kasdan

19     "It is after you have lost your teeth that you can afford to buy steaks."

..... Pierre-Auguste Renoir

     "True friends share everything, except the past before they met."

..... Mary Renault

20     "You've never said anything as stupid as what people thought you said."

..... James Richardson

     "Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it.  I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down."

..... Charles F. Kettering

21     "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 Howard

     "The classroom should be an entrance into the world, not an escape from it."

..... John Cardi

22     "Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource - the minds of our children."

..... Walt Disney

     "Today you are You, that is truer than true.  There is no one alive that is Youer than You!"

..... Dr.  Seuss

23     "I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself."

..... D. H. Lawrence

     "No man is lonely while eating spaghetti, it requires so much attention."

..... Christopher Morley

24     "The will to do springs from the knowledge that we can do."

..... James Allen

     "The basic task of education is the care and feeding of the imagination."

..... Katherine Paterson

25     "Take a deep breath, count to ten, and tackle each task one step at a time."

..... Linda Shalaway

     "There is nothing that makes its way more directly to the soul than beauty."

..... Joseph Addison

26     "The real acid test of courage is to be just your honest self when everybody is trying to be like somebody else."

..... Andrew Jensen

     "Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him."

..... Golo Mann

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

..... Albert Einstein

     "If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people."

..... Chinese proverb

28     "Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring in a shop window.  You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything else in the house."

..... Jean Kerr

     "To make us love our country, our country ought to be lovely."

..... Edmund Burke

29     "A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep."

..... Vernon Howard

     "Genius must be born and never can be taught."

..... John Dryden

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

..... Mahatma Gandhi

     "The absolute truth is the thing that makes people laugh."

..... Carl Reiner

31     "What we're all striving for is authenticity, a spirit-to-spirit connection."

..... Oprah Winfrey

     "Sins, like chickens, come home to roost."

..... Charles W. Chesnutt

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December, 2016

1     "There are only two ways to live your life.  One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as though everything is a miracle."

..... Albert Einstein

     "People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid."

..... Soren Kierkegaard

2     "A small leak will sink a great ship."

..... Thomas Fuller, M.D.

     "Why worry?  If you've done the very best you can, worrying won't make it any better."

.....Walt Disney

3     "Don't confuse fame with success.  Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other."

..... Erma Bombeck

     "Upon the subject of education ... I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in."

..... Abraham Lincoln

4     "I had a typewriter for 50 years, but I have bought seven computers in six years.  I suppose that's why Bill Gates is rich, and Underwood is out of business."

..... Andy Rooney

     "Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have; so spend it wisely."

..... Kay Lyons

5     "The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder."

..... Alfred Hitchcock

     "Texas is not a state -- it's a state of mind."

..... John Steinbeck

6     "This is the precept by which I have lived:  Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes."

..... Robert E. Speer

     "The only point in making money is, you can tell some big shot where to go."

..... Humphrey Bogart

7     "If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it."

..... Jesse Jackson

     "When the sun rises, it rises for everyone."

..... Cuban proverb

8     "A word as to the education of the heart.  We don't believe that this can be imparted through books; it can only be imparted through the loving touch of the teacher."

..... Cesar Chavez

     "Reading is equivalent to thinking with someone else's head instead of with one's own."

..... Arthur Schopenhauer

9     "I didn't discover curves; I only uncovered them."

..... Mae West

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

..... James Baldwin

10     "The quickest way to know a woman is to go shopping with her."

..... Marcelene Cox

     "I never drink water.  I'm afraid it will become habit-forming."

..... W. C. Fields

11     "Middle age is when you're sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you."

..... Ogden Nash

     "The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe, with a conviction based on experience, that you can fool all the people all of the time."

..... Franklin Pierce Adams

12     "A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of."

..... Burt Bacharach

     "If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future."

..... Winston Churchill

13     "Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world."

..... Thomas Carlyle

    "He who opens a school door, closes a prison."

..... Victor Hugo

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

..... Vince Lombardi

     "What do we live for; if it is not to make life less difficult to each other?"

..... George Eliot

15     "Ten years from now I plan to be sitting here, looking out over my land.  I hope I'll be writing books, but if not, I'll be on my pond fishing with my kids.  I feel like the luckiest guy I know."

..... John Grisham

     "If you play a tune and a person don't tap their feet, don't play that tune."

..... Count Basie

16     "Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature."

..... Albert Einstein

     "How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 -- and half the things he knows at 40 hadn't been discovered when he was 20?"

..... Arthur C. Clarke

17     "The faults of a superior person are like the sun and moon.  They have their faults, and everyone sees them; they change and everyone looks up to them."

..... Confucius

     "True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."

..... Kurt Vonnegut

18     "The problem with doing nothing is not knowing when you are finished."

..... Nelson DeMille

     "So far as a person thinks; they are free."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

19     "Every good act is charity.  A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows."

..... Mohammed

     "The real menace in dealing with a five-year-old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old"

..... Jean Kerr

20     "Don't write so you can be understood.  Write so that you cannot be misunderstood."

..... Marcus Fabius Quintillian

     "Indoors or out, no one relaxes in March, that month of wind and taxes, the wind will presently disappear, the taxes last us all the year."

..... Ogden Nash

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

..... Isaac Disraeli

     "You give but little when you give of your possessions.  It is when you give of yourself that you truly give."

..... Kahlil Gibran

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

..... Robert Frost

     "If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart."

..... Arab proverb

23     "If you go looking for a friend, you're going to find they're very scarce.  If you go out to be a friend, you'll find them everywhere."

..... Zig Ziglar

     "You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself."

..... Harvey S. Firestone

24     "When you win, nothing  hurts."

..... Joe Namath

     "Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.  Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more."

..... The Grinch

25     "The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other."

..... Burton Hillis

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

..... Helen Steiner Rice

26     ""Christmas is far and away my favorite holiday.  I love everything about it, from the event that inspired it, hoping for a white one, to wrapping presents.  But mostly I love having family and friends gathered and sharing traditions."

..... Ellen Hopkins

     "Sharing the holiday with other people, and feeling that you're giving of yourself, gets you past all the commercialism."

..... Caroline Kennedy

27     "Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas."

..... Peg Bracken

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

..... Marian Anderson

28     "In these days, a man who says a thing cannot be done is quite apt to be interrupted by some idiot doing it."

..... Elbert Hubbard

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

..... Regina Brett

29     "Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, and addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate.  It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it."

..... Jeannette Winterson

    "Opera, next to Gothic architecture, is one of the strangest inventions of Western man.  It could not have been foreseen by any logical process."

..... Lord Kenneth Clark

30     "When you are as great as I am, it is hard to be humble."

..... Muhammad Ali

     "It isn't only a new year, it is a new chance for everyone to restart."

..... Mohammad Sekouty

31     "Tomorrow is the first page of a 365 page book.  Write a good one."

..... Brad Paisley

     "Making a New Year resolution is one thing.  Remaining resolute and seeing them through is quite another."

..... Alex Morritt

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November, 2016

1     "I've had an exciting life.  I married for love and got a little money along with it."

..... Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

     "Never do things others can do and will do, if there are things others cannot do or will not do."

..... Amelia Earhart

2     "Money can't buy you happiness, but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery."

..... Spike Milligan

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

..... Helen Rowland

3     "An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

     "Sleeping on a plank has one advantage: it encourages early rising."

..... Alexander Dumas

4     "We all die.  The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that will."

..... Chuck Palahniuk

     "Usually one's cooking is better than one thinks it is."

..... Julia Child

5     "Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, save perhaps two."

..... Frederic Chopin

     "Success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making the same one a second time."

..... George Bernard Shaw

6     "No one is in charge of your happiness except you."

..... Regina Brett

     "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you."

..... Bible (Matthew 7:12)

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

..... Oliver Goldsmith

     "Nothing will work unless you do."

..... Maya Angelou

8     "A good marriage is where both people feel they're getting the better end of the deal."

..... Anne Lamott

     "Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience.  This is the ideal life."

..... Mark Twain

9     "Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn't done it."

..... Evan Esar

     "All glory comes from daring to begin."

..... Eugene F. Ware

10     "Men are born with two eyes, but with one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say."

..... Charles Caleb Colton

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

..... Regina Brett

11     "The more we do, the more we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we have."

..... Dag Hammarskjold

     "Like swimming, riding, writing, or playing golf, happiness can be learned."

..... Boris Sokoloff

12     "If we really love ourselves, everything in our life works."

..... Louise L. Hay

     "The person who has nothing to brag about but their ancestors is like a potato; the best part of them is underground."

..... Sir Thomas Overbore

13     "It is better to be a has-been than a never-was."

..... C. Northcote Parkinson

     "Life is too important to be taken seriously."

..... Oscar Wilde

14     "No one was ever scolded out of their sins."

..... William Cowper

     "If you take responsibility for yourself, you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams."

..... Les Brown

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

..... George Bernard Shaw

     "What pleases you in others will, in general, please them in you."

..... Lord Chesterfield

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

..... Sir James M. Barrie

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

..... Louisa May Alcott

17     "It's okay to make mistakes.  Mistakes are our teachers -- they help us to learn."

..... John Bradshaw

     "It is now proved, beyond doubt, that smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics."

..... Fletcher Knebel

18     "Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable."

..... Plato

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

..... Eleanor Roosevelt

19     "You are the storyteller of your own life and you can create your own legend or not."

..... Isabel Allende

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

..... Henry Ford

20     "What a strange thing man is; and what a stranger thing woman."

..... Lord Byron

     "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."

..... Martin Luther King, Jr.

21     "The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing."

..... Albert Einstein

     "Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them."

..... Adlai E. Stevenson

22     "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

     "Middle age is that perplexing time of life when we hear two voices calling us, one saying, Why not? and the other, Why bother?"

..... Sidney J. Harris

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

..... John Powell

     "Inside every old person is a young person wondering that happened."

..... Terry Pratchett

24     "Thanksgiving Day!  In the days of our founders, they were willing to give thanks for mighty little, for mighty little was all they expected ..... Those old boys in the Fall of the year, if they could gather a few pumpkins, potatoes and some corn for the Winter, they was in a thanking mood.  But if we can't gather in a new car, a new radio, a new tuxedo, and some Government relief, we feel like the world is agin us."

..... Will Rogers

     "Thanksgiving day comes, by statute, once year.  To the honest man, it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow."

..... Edward Sandford Martin

25     "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.  It's already tomorrow in Australia."

..... Charles M. Schulz

     "A man who dares to waste one hour of his life has not discovered the value of life."

..... Charles R. Darwin

26     "Some people will believe anything if you whisper it to them."

..... Louis Nizer

     "I think I have learned that the best way to lift one's self up is to help someone else."

..... Booker T. Washington

27     "When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile."

..... Regina Brett

     "Sleep is good, he said, and books are better."

..... George R. R. Martin

28     "All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone."

..... Jean De La Bruyere

     "Good things happen to those who hustle."

..... Anais Nin

29     "Happy is the man who has broken the chains which hurt the mind, and has given up worrying once and for all."

..... Ovid

     "If you're not failing every now and again, it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative."

..... Woody Allen

30     "They talk most who have the least to say."

..... Matthew Prior

     "Some of us might find happiness if we quit struggling so desperately for it."

..... William Feather

Saturday, October 1, 2016

October , 2016

1     "A good heart is better than all the heads in the world."

..... Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

     "What we learn with pleasure we never forget."

..... Alfred Mercier

2     "There are three rules for writing a novel.  Unfortunately, no one knows what they are."

..... W. Somerset Maugham

     "Tell the audience what you're going to say, say it; then tell them what you've said."

..... Dale Carnegie

3     "Poor people have more fun than rich people, they say; and I notice it's the rich people who keep saying it."

..... Jack Paar

     "Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning ... anyone can start over and make a new ending."

..... Chico Xavier

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

..... W. S. Gilbert

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

..... Ambrose Bierce

5     "The best time for planning a book is while you're doing the dishes."

..... Agatha Christie

     "To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity."

..... Edward Weeks

6     "None of us got where we are by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps.  We got here because somebody -- a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony, or a few nuns -- bent down and helped us pick up our boots."

..... Thurgood Marshall

     "All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talent."

..... John F. Kennedy

7     "He died doing what he loved most: not being dead."

..... Joss Whedon

     "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines.  Sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover."

..... Mark Twain

8     "Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, 'Make me feel important.'  Never forget this message when working with people."

..... Mary Kay

     "A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry is to a woman."

..... Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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

..... Maya Angelou

     "Lost time is never found again."

..... Benjamin Franklin

10     "Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands."

..... Clint Eastwood

     "Men who miscalculate are called 'mathematically challenged.'  Women who miscalculate are called 'mothers'."

..... Ann Landers

11     "If a grasshopper tries to fight a lawnmower, one may admire his courage but not his judgment."

..... Robert A. Heinlein

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

..... Abraham Lincoln

12     "I married the first man I ever kissed.  When I tell my children that, they just about throw up."

..... Barbara Bush

     "You cannot be really first-rate at your work if your work is all you are."

..... Anna Quindlen

13     "To go too far is as bad as to fall short."

..... Confucius

     "Most people, when they come to you for advice, come to have their own opinions strengthened, not corrected."

..... Josh Billings

14     "Nothing is to high for a man to reach, but he must climb with care and confidence."

.... Hans Christian Andersen

    "If you suspect a man, don't employ him, and if you employ him, don't suspect him."

..... Chinese proverb

15     "It's not the situation.  It's your reaction to the situation."

..... Robert Conklin

     "Do not take life too seriously; you will never get out of it alive."

..... Elbert Hubbard

16     "The more we learn, the more we realize how little we know."

..... Buckminster Fuller

     "What women want: To be loved, to be listened to, to be desired, to be respected, to be needed, to be trusted, and sometimes, just to be held.  What men want:  Tickets for the world series."

..... Dave Barry

17     "Children need models rather than critics."

..... Joseph Joubert

     "If criticism is needed, do it tactfully.  Don't use a sledgehammer when a fly swatter will do the job."

..... Ann Landers

18     "Morals are your agreement with yourself to abide by your own rules.  To thine own self be true or you spoil the game."

..... Robert A. Heinlein

     "Only enemies speak the truth.  Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty."

..... Stephen King

19     "As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand."

..... Josh Billings

     "The truth that survives is simply the lie that is pleasantest to believe."

..... H. L. Mencken

20     "What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."

..... Albert Pike

     "If you make money your god, it will plague you like the devil."

..... Henry Fielding

21     "You can give in to the failure messages and be a bitter deadbeat of excuses.  Or you can choose to be happy and positive and excited about life."

..... A. L. Williams

     "Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those who sang best."

..... Henry Van Dyke 

22     "In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich."

..... Henry Ward Beecher

     "Today's children are the first generation to grow up in a world that has the power to destroy itself."

..... Margaret Mead

23     "There is no better way to convince others than first to convince oneself."

..... Marcus Tullius Cicero

     "Life is a roller-coaster.  Try to eat a light lunch."

..... David A. Schmaltz

24     "Teaching is not a profession; it's a passion."

..... Author unknown

     "You will never stub your toe standing still.  The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere."

..... Charles F. Kettering

25     "Marriage is the miracle that transform a kiss from a pleasure into a duty."

..... Helen Rowland

     "You're wishin' too much, baby.  You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone oughtta be."

     Elizabeth Gilbert

26      "No one is laughable who laughs at himself."

..... Seneca

     "No man understands a deep book until he has seen and lived at least part of its contents."

..... Ezra Pound

27     "When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion."

..... Voltaire

     "In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.  It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.  We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit."

..... Albert Schweitzer

28     "Life is a journey, but don't worry, you'll find a parking spot at the end."

..... Isaac Asimov

     "Talk between women friends is always therapy."

..... Jayne Anne Phillips

29     "Feedback is the breakfast of champions."

..... Ken Blanchard

     "The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to."

..... Carl Sandburg

30     "Let us never be betrayed into saying we have finished our education; because that would mean we had stopped growing."

..... Julia Gulliver

     "Thirty-five is a very attractive age.  London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained thirty-five for years."

..... Oscar Wilde

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

..... E. M. Forster

     "Any damned fool can write a plan.  It's the execution that gets you all screwed up."

..... James Hollingsworth   


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

September, 2016

1     "If you have accomplished all that you have planned for yourself, you have not planned enough."

..... Edward Everett Hale

     "Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is."

..... Benjamin Franklin

2     "We all have ability.  The difference is how we use it."

..... Stevie Wonder

     "I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things."

..... Walt Disney

3     "I take a very practical view of raising children.  I put a sign in each of their rooms:  Checkout time is 18 years."

..... Erma Bombeck

     "There is nothing that war has ever achieved we could not better achieve without it."

..... Havelock Ellis

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

..... Chinese proverb

     "I hate to see a thing done by halves; if it be right, do it boldly; if it be wrong, leave it undone."

..... Bernard Gilpin

5     "Every time I've done something that doesn't feel right, it's ended up not being right."

..... Mario Quomo

     "I don't need you to remind me of my age, I have a bladder to do that for me."

..... Stephen Fry

6     "Beware of thinkers whose minds function only when they are fueled by a quotation."

..... Emil Cioran

     "I like quoting Einstein.  Know why?  Because nobody dares contradict you."

..... Studs Terkel

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

..... Mickey Rooney

     "Do no harm and leave the world a better place than you found it."

..... Patricia Cornwell

8     "Every man's life ends the same way.  It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another."

..... Ernest Hemingway

     "The wise make proverbs, and fools repeat them."

..... Isaac Disraeli

9     "Loneliness  is the ultimate poverty."

..... Abigail Van Buren

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

..... Doug Larson

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

..... Garrison Keillor

     "One does not have to live near the sea to love it."

..... Jacques Cousteau

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

..... Edgar Allan Poe

     "It is not flesh and blood, but heart which makes us fathers and sons."

.....Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

12     "False friends are worse than bitter enemies."

..... Scottish proverb

     "Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity."

..... Samuel Ullman

13     "If you aren't having to apologize every now and then, you aren't being interesting enough."

..... Robert Scoble

     "Here lies an atheist: All Dressed Up and No Place to Go."

..... Epitaph

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

..... Regina Brett

     "Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go."

..... William Feather

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

..... Will Foley

     "Love starts when we push aside our ego and make room for someone else."

..... Rudolph Steiner

16     "Work eight hours and sleep eight hours, and make sure that they are not the same hours."

..... T. Boone Pickens

     "Success means we go to sleep at night knowing that our talents and abilities were used a way that served others."

..... Marianne Williamson

17     "It is better to be seventy years young than forty years old."

..... Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

     "Without friends, no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods."

..... Aristotle

18     "Bad news travels faster than good."

..... Catherine II of Russia

     "Don't set your wit against a child."

..... Jonathan Swift

19     "There's a fine line between genius and insanity.  I have erased this line."

..... Oscar Levant

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

..... John Adams

20     "Music is the shorthand of emotion."

..... Leo Tolstoy

     "When I can't handle events, I let them handle themselves."

..... Henry Ford

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

..... Jacques Barzum

     "America is the most grandiose experiment the world has seen, but, I am afraid, it is not going to be a success."

..... Sigmund Freud

22     "Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you."

..... Arnold Palmer

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

..... Aldous Huxley

23     "When in doubt, just take the next small step."

..... Regina Brett

    "The aim of education should be to convert the mind into a living fountain, and not a reservoir."

..... John L. Mason

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

..... Warren Buffett

     "Save for retirement, starting with your first paycheck."

..... Regina Brett

25     "May you live to be a hundred years,
           With one extra year to repent."

..... Irish proverb

     "The minute a man ceases to grow, no matter what his years, that minute he begins to be old."

..... William James

26      "If you sleep till noon, you have no right to complain the days are short."

..... Thomas Fuller, M.D.

     "Apply yourself.  Get all the education you can, but then ... do something.  Don't just stand there, make it happen."

..... Lee Iacocca

27     "Where parents do too much for their children, the children will not do much for themselves."

..... Elbert Hubbard

     "Friendship is like money, easier made than kept."

..... Samuel Butler

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

..... Regina Brett

     "Home is any four walls that enclose the right person."

..... Helen Rowland

29     "To live among friends is the primary essential of happiness."

..... Lord Kelvin

     "The chief handicap of the blind is not blindness, but the attitude of seeing people towards them."

..... Helen Keller

30     "There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand  it."

..... Charles F. Kettering

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

..... Joseph Addison