Sunday, April 30, 2017

May, 2017

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

..... Albert Einstein

     "Some things in life are out of your control.  You can make it a party or a tragedy."

..... Nora Roberts

2     "Security depends not so much upon how much you have, as upon how much you can do without."

..... Joseph Wood Crutch

     "Everyone is like a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody."

..... Mark Twain

3     "You get more joy out of the giving to others, and should put a good deal of thought into the happiness you are able to give."

..... Eleanor Roosevelt

     "Some folks succeed because they're destined to, but most succeed because they're determined to."

..... Roy Reiman

4     "Time is the most precious element of human existence.  The successful person knows how to put energy into time and how to draw success from time."

..... Denis Waitley

     "A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.  Sail out to sea and do new things."

.....Grace Hopper

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

..... Margaret Thatcher

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

..... Elvis Presley

6     "Envy is a waste of time.  You already have all you need."

..... Regina Brett

     "There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature."

..... P. G. Wodehouse

7     "Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will.  Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our very being."

..... Mahatma Gandhi

     "The only genius that's worth anything is the genius for hard work."

..... Kathleen Winsor

8     "A problem well stated is a problem half-solved."

..... Charles Kettering

     "A slice of pie without cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze."

..... Stephen King

9     "The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese."

..... Willie Nelson

     "Surprising what you can dig out of books if you read long enough, isn't it?"

..... Robert Jordan

10     "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

     "Stop worrying -- nobody gets out of this world alive."

..... Clive James

11     "There's one thing worse than change and that's the status quo."

..... John le Carre

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

..... Jack Welch

12     "When you're good at something, you'll tell everyone.  When you're great at something, they'll tell you."

..... Walter Payton

     "A faithful friend is a strong defense; and he that hath found him hath found a treasure."

..... Louisa May Allcot

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

..... Mother Teresa

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

..... Henry B. Adams

14     "Life is a mirror: if you frown at it, it frowns back; if you smile, it returns the greeting."

..... William Makepeace Thackeray

     "You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be."

..... David Viscott

15     "The secret of getting things done is to act."

..... Benjamin O. David

     "I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."

..... Thomas Jefferson

16     "Stupidity has a knack of getting its way."

..... Albert Camus

     "Do not be guilty of possessing a library of learned books while lacking learning yourself."

..... Desiderius Erasmus

17     "Sometimes, I feel the past and the future pressing so hard on either side that there's no room for the present at all."

..... Evelyn Waugh

     "When schools flourish, all flourishes."

..... Martin Luther

18     "To forgive oneself?  No, that doesn't work: we have to be forgiven.  But we can only believe this is possible if we ourselves can forgive."

..... Dag Hammarskjold

     "If at first you don't succeed; you are running about average."

..... M. H. Alderson

19     "Action is the real measure of intelligence."

..... Napoleon Hill

     "If you're patient and you wait long enough, something will usually happen.  And it'll usually be something you don't like."

..... Kinky Friedman

20     "How come when you mix water and flour together you get glue ... and then you add eggs and sugar and you get cake?  Where does the glue go?"

..... Rita Rudner

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

..... Abigail Van Buren

21     "If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you are old."

..... Will Rogers

     "Being a blues singer is like being black two times."

..... B. B. King

22     "Love and business and family and religion and art and patriotism are nothing but shadows of words when a man's starving."

..... O. Henry

     "Believe nothing against another but upon good Authority: Nor report what may hurt another, unless it be a greater hurt to others to conceal it."

..... William Penn

23     "Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem.  We all have twenty-four hour days."

..... Zig Ziglar

     "A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man."

..... John Adams

24     "What this country needs is more unemployed politicians."

..... Edward Langley

     "Nothing in life is to be feared.  It is only to be understood."

..... Marie Curie

25     "Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent."

..... Dave Barry

     "Men who have a thirty-six-televised-football-games-a-week habit should be declared legally dead and their estates probated."

..... Erma Bombeck

26     "There's a certain part of the contented majority who love anybody who is worth a billion dollars."

..... John Kenneth Galbraith

     "Peace is not God's gift to his creatures.  It is our gift to each other."

..... Elie Wiesel

27     "To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child when a parent dies, the past dies."

..... Red Auerbach

     "Men build too many walls and not enough bridges."

..... Isaac Newton

28     "Those who build walls are their own prisoners."

..... Ursula K. Le Guin

     "Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it's addressed to someone else."

..... Ivern Ball

29     "Ask me a question and I'll tell you no fibs."

..... Oliver Goldsmith

     "Only nut cases want to be president.  This was true even in high school.  Only clearly disturbed people ran for class president."

..... Kurt Vonnegut

30     "It has been said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength."

..... Charles Haddon Spurgeon

     "There's only one way you can fail, and that's to quit."

..... Brian Hays

31     "A really great talent finds its happiness in execution."

..... Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

     "Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together."

..... Robert Redford

Sunday, March 26, 2017

April, 2017

1     "Time flies like an arrow.  Fruit flies like a banana."

..... Groucho Marx

     "The person who rows the boat generally doesn't have tome to rock it."

..... Author unknown

2     "Advice is like the snow, the softer it falls, the deeper it sinks into the mind."

..... Samuel Taylor Coleridge

     "Don't be afraid to clown around.  A little levity can bring a smile to the other serious."

..... Michael Joseph

3     "Animals are such agreeable friends, they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms."

..... George Eliot

     "Harder to laugh at the comedy if it's about you, harder to cry at the tragedy if it isn't."

..... James Richardson

4     "If you have always done it that way, it is probably wrong."

..... Charles F. Kettering

     "If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older."

..... Abraham Sutzkever

5     "A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with -- a man is what he makes of himself."

..... Alexander Graham Bell

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

..... Lord Byron

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

..... Thomas C. Haliburton

     "Some of the Presidents were great and some of them weren't.  I can say that, because I wasn't one of the great Presidents, but I had a good time trying to be one, I can tell you that."

..... Harry S Truman

7     "Every morning i wake up saying, I'm still alive; a miracle.  And so I keep on pushing."

..... Jacques Cousteau

     "Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand."

..... Neil Armstrong

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

..... Truman Capote

     "If you liked being a teenager, there's something really wrong with you."

..... Stephen King

9     "We all have our time machines, don't we.  Those that take us back are memories ... and those that carry us forward, are dreams."

..... H. G. Wells

     "For birthdays are mere records of time, not registers of distance.  They tell me how long I have been on the road, not how far I have travelled."

..... Frank W. Boredom

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

..... Albert Einstein

     "The press does not tell us what to think, it tells what to think about."

..... Walter Lippman

11     "The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way."

..... Samuel Butler

     "There isn't a way things should be. There's just what happens, and what we do."

..... Terry Pratchett

12     "We're lost, but we're making good time."

..... Yogi Berra

     "Divide your movements into easy-to-do sections.  If you fail, divide again."

..... Peter Nivio Zarlenga

13     "Character is more important than intelligence for success."

..... Gilberte Beaux

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

..... (Jesus) in John 15:12 (Bible)

14     "Forgiveness is the oil of relationships."

..... Josh McDowell

     "Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness."

..... Jane Austen

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

..... Will Rogers

     "Education is a wonderful thing.  If you couldn't sign your name, you'd have to pay cash."

..... Rita Mae Brown

16     "Read, read, read.  That's all I can say."

..... Carolyn Keene

     "The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

..... Confucius

     "An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in.  He treats his failures simply as practice shots."

..... Charles F. Kettering

18     "Life was a funny thing that happened to me on the way to the grave."

..... Quentin Crisp

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

..... Mary McLeod Bethune

19     "I touch the future.  I teach."

..... Christa McAuliffe

     "No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up."

..... Regina Brett

20     "People do not lack strength, they lack will."

..... Victor Hugo

     "The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.  The last is to say thank you.  In between, the leader is a servant."

..... Max Depree

21     "Love is a better teacher than duty."

..... Albert Einstein

     "What is needed in politics is not the ability to lie, but rather the sensibility to know when, where, how, and to whom to say things."

..... Vaclav Havel

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

..... Sam Levenson

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

..... Auguste Rodin

23     "Young people need models, not critics."

..... John Wooden

     "When I graduated from high school, it was during the depression and we had no money.  I couldn't go to college, so I went to the library three days a week for 10 years."

..... Ray Bradbury

24     "Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of  a fire."

..... W. B. Yeats

     "The coldest depth of Hell is reserved for people who abandon kittens."

..... Robert A. Heinlein

25     "Broad-minded is just another way of saying a fellow is too lazy to form an opinion."

..... Will Rogers

     "Life is like a box of chocolates:  You never know what you're gonna get."

..... Forrest Gump Movie

26     "Without forgiveness, there can be no future for a relationship  between individuals or within and between nations."

..... Desmond Tutu

     "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."

..... Eleanor Roosevelt

27     "A simple lie destroys a whole reputation for integrity."

..... Gracian Baltasar

     "If a lie is repeated often enough, all the dumb jackasses in the world not only get to believe it, they even swear by it."

..... Billy Boy Franklin

28     "Kind words are worth much and they cost little."

..... Proverb

    "Somehow the people who do as they please seem to get along just about as well as those who are always trying to please others."

..... Robert C. Edwards

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

..... Malcolm Forbes

     "Patience is not very different from courage.  It just takes longer."

..... James Richardson

30     "The whole fun of living is trying to make something better."

..... Charles F. Kettering

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

..... Stephen R. Covey

Sunday, March 5, 2017

March, 2017

1     "Don't talk ... unless you can improve the silence."

..... Author unknown

     "Why not go out on a limb?  That's where the fruit is."

..... Mark Twain

2     "There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience."

..... French proverb

     "Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."

..... Martin Luther

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

..... Chinese proverb

     "Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."

..... Plato

4     "The only place you'll find success before work is in the dictionary."

..... Author unknown

     "Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday."

..... Don Marquis

5     "Teaching is the greatest of all the arts."

..... Michael Barringer

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

..... Franklin P. Jones

6     "You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth."

..... Evan Esar

     "Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon."

..... Doug Larson

7     "One filled with joy preaches without preaching."

..... Mother Teresa

     "My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them."

..... Mitch Hedberg

8     "Live in the moment and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering!"

..... Fanny Crosby

     "Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you, but not in one ahead."

..... Bill McGlashen

9     "Keep listening to your inner voice; it won't lead you astray."

..... Polly Moles

     "Simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult."

..... Andy Rooney

10     "A great leader takes genuine joy in the success of those under him."

..... Author unknown

     "Children are like flowers.  If you do not tend them carefully, they will grow wild."

..... Sophie Bevan

11     "When you are courting a nice girl, an hour seems like a second.  When you sit on a red-hot cinder, a second seems like an hour. That's relativity."

..... Albert Einstein

     "When you like someone, you like them in spite of their faults.  If you love someone, you love them with their faults."

..... Elizabeth Cameron

12     "Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts."

..... Winston Churchill

     "Every day is an opportunity to decide again that this day shall be better than the past."

..... Author unknown

13     "Never be so focused on what you're looking for that you overlook the things you actually find."

..... Ann Patchett

     "Whenever you find a stumbling block, use it for a stepping stone."

..... Author unknown

14     "The hardest thing in life to learn ... which bridge to cross and which to burn."

..... David Russell

     "In charity there is no excess."

..... Francis Bacon

15     "Best way to get rid of kitchen odors: Eat out."

..... Phyllis Diller

     "A man travels the world in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it."

..... Robert Benchley

16     "The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on the porch swing with, never say a word, then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation that you ever had."

..... Arnold H. Glasow

     "The greatest strength is gentleness."

..... Iroquois proverb

17     "May you never forget what is worth remembering or remember what is best forgotten."

..... Old Irish Blessing

     "A good friend is like a four-leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have."

..... Irish proverb 

    18     "A woman is like a teabag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."

..... Eleanor Roosevelt

     "How many of us have realized that since we were given two ears and one mouth, it might be that we were intended to listen twice as mjuch as speak?'

..... Mildred Bell

19     "People who love to eat are always the best people."

..... Julia Child

     "A well-trained dog will make no attempt to share your lunch.  He will just make you feel so guilty that you cannot enjoy it."

..... Helen Thomson

20      "Music ... a beautiful and glorious gift from God."

..... Praetorius

     "One person's mess is merely another person's filing system."

..... Margo Kaufman

21     "The other sports are just sports -- Baseball if love."

..... Bryant Gumbel

     "Happily ever after is not a fairy tale.  It's a choice."

..... Fawn Weaver

22     "Have more than thou showest; Speak less than thou knows."

..... Shakespeare

     "The dignity of labor depends not on what you do but how you do it."

..... Gay Swankin

23     "Ideas are like rabbits.  You get a couple ... pretty soon you have a dozen."

..... John Steinbeck

     "There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning, and yearning."

..... Aldous Huxley

24     "Misers aren't fun to live with but they make wonderful ancestors."

..... Author unknown 

     "The farther back you look, the farther forward you are likely to see."

..... Winston Churchill

25     "The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread, and coming out with only a loaf of bread, are three billion to one."

..... Erma Bombeck

     "All the darkness in the world, cannot extinguish the light from a single candle."

..... St. Francis of Assisi

26     "Sometimes the fool who rushes in gets the job done."

..... Al Bernstein  

     "Quiet people have the loudest minds."

..... Stephen Hawking

27     "The trouble with jogging is that by the time you realize you're not in shape for it, it's too far to walk back."

..... Rodney Dangerfield

     "Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have."

..... Rabbi Hyman Schachtel

28     "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing."

..... Socrates

     "When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves."

..... Viktor Frankl

29     "Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you."

..... Walt Whitman

     "Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates.  At the first gate, ask yourself, 'Is it true?'  At the second gate, ask, 'Is it necessary?'  At the third gate, ask 'Is it kind?'"   

..... Sufi saying

30     "He who deliberates fully before taking a step, will spend his entire life on one leg."

..... Chinese proverb

     "This is my invariable advice to people: Learn how to cook - try new recipes, learn from your mistakes, be fearless, and above all, have fun!"

..... Julia Child

31     "Everyone is a darn fool for at least five minutes every day.  Wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit."

..... Elbert Hubbard

     "It is not enough to have a good mind.  The main thing is to use it well."

..... Rene Descartes

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