Thursday, April 30, 2015

May , 2015

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

..... Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

..... Mary McLeod Bethune

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

..... Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

..... Cray Seymore

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

..... Galileo

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

..... Joe Girard

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

..... Dr. Wayne Dyer

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

..... G. B. Stern

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

..... Tom Clancy

     "Children learn to smile from their parents."

..... Shinichi Suzuki

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

..... Julia Child

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

..... Henri Frederic Amiel

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

..... Mark Twain

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

..... R. D. Clyde

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

..... Plutarch

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

..... Tom Bodett

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

..... J. Donald Walters

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

..... Hodding Carter

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

..... Abraham Lincoln

     "Caring is a powerful business advantage."

..... Scott Johnson

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

..... Jimmy Hoffa

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

..... Johnny Cash

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

..... Harry S Truman

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

..... Whoopi Goldberg

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

..... Jack Welch

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

..... Irwin Shaw

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

..... Maya Angelou

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

..... Prue Leith

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

..... Stephen R. Covey

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

..... Victor Hugo

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

..... Regina Brett

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

..... John Powell

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

..... Aldous Huxley

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

..... Benjamin Franklin

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

..... Clare Booth Luce

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

..... Douglas Adams

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

..... Malayan proverb

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

..... Mahatma Gandhi

20     "Action is the real measure of intelligence."

..... Napoleon Hill

     "Inch by inch, it's a cinch."

..... Robert H. Schuller

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

..... George Santayana

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

..... Ben Hogan

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

..... Sir James M. Barrie

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

..... Terry McMillan

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

..... Abraham Lincoln

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

..... Phyllis McGinley

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

..... Franklin P. Jones

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

..... Yiddish proverb

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

..... Louis L'Amour

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

..... Edwin P. Whipple

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

..... Leon Uris

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

..... H. G. Wells

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

..... John Burroughs 

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

..... Albert Einstein

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

..... Larry Niven

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

     Basil S. Walsh

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

..... Galileo

     "When anger rises, think of the consequences."

..... Confucius

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

..... Regina Brett

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

..... Norman Vincent Peale

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

..... Chinese proverb

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

..... Oscar Levant

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April, 2015

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

..... Chinese proverb

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

..... Abraham Lincoln

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

..... Will Rogers 

     "Make yourself necessary to somebody."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

..... Henry Ford

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

..... Phyllis Diller

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

..... Sophocles

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

..... Ellen De Generes

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

..... Aeschylus

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

..... H. L. Mencken

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

..... W. C. Fields 

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

..... Benjamin Franklin

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

..... Jesse Jackson

     "There's no business like show business."

..... Irving Berlin

8     "Every business is built on friendship."

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

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

..... Barbara Bush

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

..... Mark Twain

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

..... Mahatma Gandhi

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

..... Langston Hughes

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

..... Woodrow Wyatt

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

..... Adrian Rogers

     "He is rich who owes nothing."

..... Hungarian proverb

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

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

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

..... Joseph Addison

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

..... John Wanamaker

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

..... William Burroughs

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

..... Regina Brett

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

..... Sir James Barrie

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

..... Berthold Auerbach

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

..... Regina Brett

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

..... Frank A. Clark

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

..... Leroy Brownlow

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

..... L. L. Henderson

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

..... Spanish proverb

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

..... Will Rogers

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

..... Oscar Wilde

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

..... Abraham Lincoln

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

..... Bill Walton

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

..... Robert Maynard Hutchins

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

..... Terry Pratchett

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

..... Ben Okri

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

..... Abigail Van Buren

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

..... Minnie Pearl

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

..... Will Rogers

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

..... Roald Dahl

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

..... Thomas A. Edison

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

..... Boris Marshalov

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

..... Regina Brett

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

..... Gloria Steinem

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

..... Rudyard Kipling

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

..... Carl Jung

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

..... Erich Fromm

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

..... Dale Carnegie

     "A wounded deer leaps the highest."

..... Emily Dickinson

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

..... African proverb

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

..... Carl Sandburg

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

..... Henry Miller

     "Sacred cows make the best hamburger."

..... Mark Twain

30     "Maturity is knowing when to be immature."

..... Randall Hall

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

..... Chinese proverb


Saturday, February 28, 2015

March, 2015

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

..... Florence Scovel Shinn

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

..... Phyllis Diller

2     "Thorough preparation makes its own luck."

..... Joe Poyer

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

..... Victoria Wolff

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

..... Nora Ephron

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

..... Twyla Tharp

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

..... Ron Rich

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

..... James M. Barrie

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

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

..... Mother Teresa

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

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

..... Steve Martin

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

     Albert Einstein

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

..... Brendan Francis

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

..... Dave Barry

     "Mistakes are the portals of discovery."

..... James Joyce

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

..... Benjamin Franklin

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

..... Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

.....George Carlin

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

..... Michelangelo

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

..... William Penn

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

..... Han Su Yin

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

..... Michel de Montaigne

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

..... A. J. Volicos

13     "What worries you, masters you."

..... John Locke

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

..... Cicero

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

..... Charles Schulz

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

..... Lin Yu Tang

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

..... Goethe

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

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

16     "We live for books!"

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

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

..... James Baldwin

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

..... Carl Sandburg

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

..... Helen Keller

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

..... Nicholson Baker

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

..... Les Brown

19     "Life is too short to learn German."

..... R. Porson

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

..... W. Somerset Maugham

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

..... Maori proverb

     "Growing old beats the alternative - dying young."

..... Regina Brett

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

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

..... Gerald Barzan

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

..... Plato

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

..... Regina Brett

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

..... Napoleon Hill

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

..... Moliere

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

..... Aristotle Onassis

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

..... Winston Churchill

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

..... Jim Ryun

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

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

..... American proverb

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

..... Calvin Coolidge

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

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

     "A good speaker makes a good liar."

..... German proverb

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

..... Groucho Marx

     "Quotable quotes are coins rubbed smooth by circulation."

..... Louis Menand

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

..... Robert H. Schuller

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

.....Francis Bacon

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

..... Carl Sandburg

     "Education is the best provision for old age."

..... Aristotle

31     "Gray skies are just clouds passing over."

..... Duke Ellington

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

..... Maya Angelou

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

February, 2015

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

..... Richard Feyman

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

..... Charles Dickens

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

..... Brad Pitt

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

..... William M. Thackeray

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

..... Helen Keller

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

..... H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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

..... Goethe

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

..... Herbert Hoover

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

..... Chester Bowles

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

..... Martin Luther King Jr.

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

..... Albert Camus

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

.....Oscar Wilde    

7     "Poetry is the music of the soul."

..... Voltaire

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

..... Charles M. Schwab

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

..... Samuel Smiles

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

..... Julia Soul

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

..... Julia Child

     "Laughter is inner jogging."

..... Norman Cousins

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

..... Mother Teresa

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

..... Eva Gabor

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

..... Abraham Lincoln 

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

..... Carl Zwanzig

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

..... Benjamin Franklin

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

..... Albert Einstein

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

..... Confucius

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

..... Theodore Roosevelt

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

..... Aristotle

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

..... James G. Huneker

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

.....Charles S. Laver

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

..... Thomas Merton

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

..... Michelangelo

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

..... Dr. Karl Menninger

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

..... Socrates

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

..... Mark Twain

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

..... Simone Weil

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

..... Elizabeth Taylor 

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

..... Charles F. Kettering

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

..... Arthur Stringer

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

..... Oprah Winfrey 

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

..... J. S. Bach

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

..... Pablo Picasso

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

..... Anne Frank

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

..... J. M. Barrie

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

..... Herm Albright

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

..... Buddha

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

..... Sign outside a church

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

..... Stephen Wright

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

..... Abraham Lincoln

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

..... H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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

..... Roy M. Goodman

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

..... Robert  Benchley

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

..... Ray Arthur Kroc

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

..... Katherine Hepburn 

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

..... Jonathan Kozol

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

..... Mother Teresa

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

..... Satchel Paige        

Thursday, January 1, 2015

January, 2015

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

..... American proverb

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

..... Louis Pasteur

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

..... Robert Frost

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

..... Cardinal J. Newman

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

..... Erwin T. Randall

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

..... J. K.  Rowling

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

..... Margaret Thatcher

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

..... Bertrand Russell

5     "Age is no guarantee of maturity."

..... Lawana Blackwell

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

..... Winston Churchill

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

..... Edward Young

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

     Richard M. Nixon

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

..... Frank Shorter

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

..... Clement Freud

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

..... Louisa May Alcott

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

..... Danny Kaye

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

..... Winston Churchill

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

..... Anthony J. D'Angelo

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

..... Walter Savage

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

..... Meg Greenfield

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

..... Friedrich Schiller

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

..... Abraham Lincoln

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

..... Elbert Hubbard

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

..... Napoleon Hill

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

..... Thomas Chandler Haliburton

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

..... Henry David Thoreau

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

..... Aldous Huxley

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

..... Galileo

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

..... Jane Temple Howard

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

..... Rose Wilder Lane

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

..... Eddie Cantor

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

..... Harry S Truman

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

..... Sir John Robert Seeley

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

..... James A. Michener

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

..... John Cage

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

..... James Thurber

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

..... Kin Hubbard

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

..... Oliver Goldsmith

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

..... Benjamin Franklin

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

..... Emily Dickinson

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

..... Rita Mae Brown

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

..... Amanda Cross

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

..... Garrison Keillor

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

..... Thomas Chandler Haliburton

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

..... Calvin Coolidge

     "Quick to borrow is always slow to pay."

..... Proverb

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

..... Margaret Mead

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

..... Charles Dickens

25     "Success has ruined many a man."

..... Benjamin Franklin

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

..... Jack Welch

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

..... John Burroughs

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

..... Max Beerbohm

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

..... Oprah Winfrey

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

..... Dale Carnegie

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

..... Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

..... Elbert Hubbard

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

..... Robert Browning

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

..... Albert Einstein

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

..... Isaac Asimov

     "Nothing happens unless first a dream."

..... Carl Sandburg

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

..... Cicero

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

..... Bumper sticker

Sunday, November 30, 2014

December, 2014

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

..... Persian proverb

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

..... Willa Cather 

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

..... Louisa May Alcott

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

..... Eric Jensen

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

..... Robert Maynard Hutchins

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

..... Socrates

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

..... George Bernard Shaw

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

..... Mark Twain

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

..... Selma Lagerlof

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

..... Zig Ziglar

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

..... Jane Hamilton

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

..... Martin Luther King Jr.

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

..... Moliere

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

..... Ogden Nash

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

..... Henry David Thoreau

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

..... Frank Dane

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

..... Robert M Hutchins

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

..... Johnny Carson     

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

..... John F. Kennedy

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

..... Phillips Brooks

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

..... Margaret Mead

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

..... Cullen Hightower

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

..... Douglas Macarthur

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

..... Barbara De Angelis

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

..... Jim Rohn

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

..... Larry Bird

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

..... Rudyard Kipling

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

..... James Clavell

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

..... Martin Luther King Jr.

     "Confine yourself to the present."

..... Marcus Aurelius

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

..... Marlene Dietrich

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

..... Geoffrey F. Abert

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

..... Stephen Soundheim

     "I get a warm feeling among my books."

..... Anthony Powell

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

..... George Burns

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

..... DaveBarry

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

..... John Hughes

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

..... Maya Angelou

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

..... Eric Sevareid

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

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

..... Garrison Keillor

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

..... Ogden Nash

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

..... Charles M Schulz

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

..... Larry Wilde

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

..... Lenore Hershey

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

..... Craig Ferguson

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

..... Dr. Seuss

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

..... Norman Vincent Peale

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

..... Charles Dickens

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

..... Helen Steiner Rice

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

..... Harlan Miller

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

..... Ivern Ball

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

..... Mignon McLaughlin

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

..... Bob Hope

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

..... Arthur E. Morgan

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

..... Gail Godwin

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

..... Claude Monet

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

..... John Leonard

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

..... Rick Mears

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

..... Malcolm Forbes

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

..... Etty Hillesum

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

..... Oprah Winfrey