Sunday, November 1, 2015

November, 2015

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

..... Yogi Berra

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

..... Italo Calvino

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

..... Elbert Hubbard

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

..... Sydney Smith

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

..... C. S. Lewis

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

..... Yogi Berra

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

..... Pablo Picasso

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

..... Mary Todd Lincoln

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

..... Milton Berle

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

..... David Lloyd George

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

..... Jean Sartre

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

..... Edgar Allan Poe

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

..... Hilary Mantel

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

..... David J. Wolpe

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

..... Roger Staubach

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

..... Mark Twain

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

..... Mark Twain

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

..... Garrison Keillor

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

..... Kin Hubbard

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

..... Archibald Macleish

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

..... Henry David Thoreau

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

..... H. Jackson Brown Jr.

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

..... L. R. Knost

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

..... The Talmud

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

..... Mark Twain

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

..... Scott Adams

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

..... Golda Meir

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

..... Hugh MacLennan

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

..... Jonathan Swift

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

..... Robert Frost

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

..... Benjamin Franklin

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

..... Phyllis Theroux

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

..... Chinese proverb

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

..... Confucius

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

..... Norman Vincent Peale

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

..... Dalai Lama

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

..... Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

..... Gretta Brooker Palmer

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

..... Sigmund Freud

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

..... Mark Twain

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

..... Alexander Pope

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

..... Jonas Salk

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

..... French proverb

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

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

..... Yiddish proverb

"Eighty percent of success is showing up."

..... Woody Allen

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

..... Roger Fry

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

..... Julius Erving

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

..... Carter G. Woodson

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

..... Isaac Disraeli

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

..... Oprah Winfrey

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

..... Frank A. Clark

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

..... Margaret Thatcher

     "A poet can survive anything but a misprint."

..... Oscar Wilde

28     "Nothing can bring you peace but yourself."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

..... Foster M. Russell

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

..... Hazel Rochman

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

..... Greek proverb

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

..... Wayne Dyer

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

..... Mahatma Gandhi


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

October, 2015

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

..... Mark Twain

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

..... Booker T. Washington

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

..... Theodore Roosevelt

     "Creativity comes from trust.  Trust your instincts."

..... Rita Mae Brown

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

..... Joseph Campbell

     "I am still learning."

..... Michelangelo

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

..... Thomas A. Edison

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

..... Gustave Flaubert

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

..... William Shakewspeare

     "Write drunk, edit sober."

..... Ernest Hemingway

6     "We rise by lifting others."

..... Robert Ingersoll

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

..... Maya Angelou

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

..... Walt Disney

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

..... Vincent Van Gogh

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

..... C. S. Lewis

     "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle."

..... James Heller

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

..... Anne Frank

     "Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment."

..... Lao Tzu

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

..... Arthur Miller

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

..... Carrie Bradshaw

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

..... Mark Twain

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

..... Babe Ruth

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

..... Eddie Harris Jr.

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

..... Elizabeth Warren

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

..... David Livingstone

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

..... John Donne

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

..... Fulton John Sheen

     "Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff."

..... Harvey Pekar

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

..... Thomas Jefferson

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

..... Charles Dickens

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

..... Garrison Keillor

     "Live out your imagination, not your history."

..... Stephen R. Covey

17     "Home is the nicest word there is."

..... Laura Ingalls Wilder

     "Gratitude is the heart's memory."

..... French proverb

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

..... Abraham Lincoln

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

..... Suzanne Lafollette

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

..... Aldous Huxley

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

..... Dr. Seuss

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

..... Jennie Jerome Churchill

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

..... Harry Browne

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

..... Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

..... Roger Corless

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

..... Harry Edwards

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

..... Albert Einstein

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

..... H. L. Mencken

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

..... Thomas Jefferson

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

..... David Sarnoff

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

..... Regina Brett

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

..... Johann Kaspar Lavater

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

..... Martha Washington

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

..... Confucius

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

..... Nathaniel Branden

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

..... A. A. Milne

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

..... Henry Ward Beecher

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

..... Mitch Miller

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

..... Helen Rowland

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

..... Yogi Berra

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

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

..... Albert Camus

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

..... Thomas Szasz

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

..... Erma Bombeck

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

..... Sir Walter Scott

Monday, August 31, 2015

September, 2015

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

..... Anne Enright

     "A goal is a dream with a deadline."

..... Napoleon Hill

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

..... Jon Sinclair

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

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

3     "The journey is the reward."

..... Chinese proverb

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

..... Harold Wilson

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

..... Sam Levenson

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

..... Oscar Wilde

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

..... Winston Churchill

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

..... Eleanor Roosevelt

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

..... English proverb

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

..... Charles Caleb Colton

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

..... Doug Larson

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

..... Bill Dodds

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

..... Jim Butcher

     "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle."

..... Erin Majors

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

..... Marcus Aurelius

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

..... Bob Hope

10     "Feelings are everywhere -- be gentle."

..... J. Masai

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

..... Ambrose Bierce

11     "Life is not a dress rehearsal."

..... Rose Tremain

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

..... Chinese proverb

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

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

..... Auguste Rodin

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

..... George Bernard Shaw

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

..... Chinese proverb

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

..... Mark Twain

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

..... Rev. Edward A. Malloy

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

..... Aesop

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

..... Sarah Ban Breathnach

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

..... Paul Valery

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

..... Maurice Sendak

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

..... Ralph Ransom

     "Truth sits upon the lips of dying men."

..... Matthew Arnold

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

..... Mario Andretti

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

..... Albert Einstein

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

..... Charles M. Schwab

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

..... Lee Iococca

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

..... Robert H. Schuller

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

..... John Madden

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

..... Chinese proverb

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

..... George Santayana

22     "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."

..... Albert Einstein

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

..... Eleanor Roosevelt

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

..... Hillary Rodham Clinton

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

..... Laura Ingalls Wilder

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

..... Calvin Coolidge

     "Never do wrong when people are looking."

..... Mark Twain

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

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

..... Abraham Lincoln

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

..... Mother Teresa

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

..... Leo Buscaglia

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

..... Josh Billings

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

..... Lou Holtz

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

..... Thomas Fuller

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

..... Benjamin Franklin

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

..... George Bernard Shaw

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

..... Mahatma Gandhi

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

..... Abigail Adams

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

..... Bob Thaves

Friday, July 31, 2015

August, 2015

1     "So many things are possible just as long as you don't know they're impossible."

..... Norton Justin

     "He that would the daughter win, must with the mother first begin."

..... English proverb

2     "True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and choice."

..... Ben Johnson

     "Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly."

..... Robert H. Schuller

3     "That's the thing about books.  They let you travel without moving your feet."

..... Jhumpa Lahiri

     "Make your mistakes, take your chances, look silly, but keep on going.  Don't freeze up."

..... Thomas Wolfe

4     "Literature is humanity talking to itself."

..... Norman Rush

     "Sometimes the sins you haven't committed are all you have left to hold onto."

..... David Sedaris

5     "Pull up a chair.  Take a taste.  Come join us.  Life is so endlessly delicious."

..... Ruth Reichl

     "Books are the carriers of civilization ... They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind.  Books are humanity in print."

..... Barbara Tuchman

6     "The greatest danger to our future is apathy."

..... Jane Goodall

     "If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."

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

7     "When it comes down to it, that's what life is all about:  showing up for the people you love, again and again, until you can't show up anymore."

..... Rebecca Walker

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

..... George Eliot

8     "The more that you read, the more things you will know.  The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."

..... Dr. Seuss

     "I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light."

..... Helen Keller

9     "You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."

..... Mark Twain

     "Life is too short to be lived badly."

..... Marjane Satrapi

10     "Ending a novel is almost like putting a child to sleep -- it can't be done abruptly."

..... Colm Toibin

     "What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?"

..... John Green

11     "We are all worthy of one another."

..... Edward P. Jones

     "Life is just a short walk from the cradle to the grave, and it sure behooves us to be kind to one another along the way."

..... Alice Childress

12     "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."

..... Virginia Woolf

     "Please give me some good advice in your next letter.  I promise not to follow it."

..... Edna St. Vincent Millay

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

..... Charles M. Schulz

     "Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity."

..... Samuel Johnson

14     "No, I have never wanted to be a man.  I have often wanted to be more effective as a woman, but I have never felt that trousers would to the trick."

..... Eleanor Roosevelt

     "Never give up ... No one knows what's going to happen next."

..... L. Frank Baum

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

..... Julia Child

     "To treat life as less than a miracle is to give up on it."

..... Wendell Berry

16     "I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in."

..... Robert Louis Stevenson

     "Only a generation of readers will spawn a generation of writers."

..... Steven Spielberg

17     "Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry."

..... Jack Kerouac

     "If there's a single lesson that life teaches us, it's that wishing doesn't make it so."

..... Lev Grossman

18     "Do the best you can until you know better.  Then when you know better, do better."

..... Maya Angelou

     "Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well."

..... Robert Louis Stevenson

19     "Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone."

..... Anthony Burgess

     "Blessed is he who expects nothing -- for he shall never be disappointed."

..... Alexander Pope

20     "I wonder how many people I've looked at all my life and never seen."

..... John Steinbeck

     "I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once."

..... C. S. Lewis

21     "The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself."

..... Anna Quindlen

     "If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin."

..... Iva Turgenev

22     "Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise."

..... Sigmund Freud

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

..... Herm Albright

23     "Consider not so much who speaks, as what is spoken."

..... Thomas Fuller

     "How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours."

..... Wayne Dyer

24     "When work is a pleasure, life is a joy!  When work is a duty, life is slavery."

..... Maxim Gorky

     "Better to ask twice than lose your way once."

..... Danish proverb

25     "Men stumble over pebbles, never over mountains."

..... Emile Cady

     "Math is like love -- a simple idea but it can get complicated."

..... R. Drabek

26     "I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well."

..... Elizabeth Cady Stanton

     "Education costs money, but then so does ignorance."

..... Claus Moser

27     "The way to write a book is to actually write a book.  A pen is useful, typing is also good.  Keep putting words on the page."

..... Anne Enright

     "Hugs can do great amounts of good -- especially for children."

..... Princess Diana of Wales

28     "Courtesy is the one coin you can never have too much of or be stingy with."

..... John Wanamaker

     "With true friends ... even water drunk together is sweet enough."

..... Chinese proverb

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

..... Truman Capote

     "Too many cooks can spoil the broth, but it only takes one to burn it."

..... Julia Child

30     "I am an optimist.  It does not seem too much use being anything else."

..... Winston Churchill

     "Don't believe the world owes you a living.  The world owes you nothing.  It was here first."

..... Robert J. Burdette

31     "Tough times never last, but tough people do."

..... Robert H. Shuller

     "Desire is the most important factor in the success of any athlete."

..... Willie Shoemaker


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

July, 2015

1     "It's possible to tell your mind what to do only when your mind agrees with you."

..... Rex Stout

     "If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed."

..... Mark Twain

2     "What a fool does in the end, the wise do in the beginning."

..... Spanish proverb

     "Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance."

..... Ruth E. Renkel

3     "Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every  single person, both young and old, shared a little of what he is good at doing."

..... Quincy Jones

     "Young men know the rules, but old men know the exceptions."

..... Oliver Wendell Holmes

4    "The United States is the only country with a known birthday."

..... James G. Blaine

     "What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in good health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience?"

..... Adam Smith

5     "Democracy is the art and science of running the circus from the monkey cage."

..... H. L. Mencken

     "Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind."

..... Robert Green

6     "I got a simple rule about everybody.  If you don't treat me right -- shame on you!"

..... Louis Armstrong

     "Don't speak evil of someone if you don't know for certain, and if you do know, ask yourself, why am I telling it?"

..... Johann Kasper

7     "Take the attitude of a student.  Never be too big to ask questions.  Never know too much to learn something new."

..... Og Mandino

     "The things which are most important don't always scream the loudest."

..... Bob Hawke

8     "All right Mister, let me tell you what winning means -- you're willing to go longer, work harder, give more than anyone else."

..... Vince Lombardi

     "Chance makes our parents, but choice makes our friends."

..... Jacques Delille

9     "In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires."

..... Benjamin Franklin

     "It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed."

..... Theodore Roosevelt

10     "Here is the simple but powerful rule ... always give people more than they expect to get."

..... Nelson Boswell

     "Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present."

..... Regina Brett

11     "Begin to weave and God will give the thread."

..... German proverb

     "If a donkey bray at you, don't bray at him."

..... English proverb

12     "There is no end to education.  It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education.  The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning."

..... Jiddu Krishnamurti

     "What you do today can improve all your tomorrows."

..... Ralph Marston

13     "I'd rather be a failure in something I love than a success in something I hate."

..... George Burns

     "Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"

..... Dr. Seuss

14     "Success is not final, failure is not final: it is the courage to continue that counts."

..... Winston Churchill

     "If you don't want to do something, one excuse is as good as another."

..... Yiddish proverb

15     "I believe that every person is born with talent."

..... Maya Angelou

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

..... Mickey Rooney

16     "You look at any giant corporation, and I mean the biggies, and they all started with a guy with an idea, doing it well."

..... Irvine Robbins

     "History will be kind to me for I intend to write it."

..... Winston Churchill

17     "Finish each day and be done with it.  You have done what you could.  Learn from it; tomorrow is a new day."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

     "Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.  It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's a day you've had everything to do and you've done it."

..... Margaret Thatcher

18     "Money won't make you happy ... but everybody wants to find out for themselves."

..... Zig Ziglar

     "The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers."

..... Sidney J. Harris

19     "You don't save a pitcher for tomorrow.  Tomorrow, it may rain."

..... Leo Durocher

     "In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.  Therefore, they had better aim at something high."

..... Henry David Thoreau

20     "We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving."

..... Bernard Meltzer

     "Initiative is doing the right thing without being told."

..... Victor Hugo

21     "The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention."

..... Richard Moss

     "My idea of heaven is a great big baked potato and someone to share it with."

..... Oprah Winfrey

22     "If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it."

..... Elmore Leonard

     "Today a reader, tomorrow a leader."

..... Margaret Fuller

23     "The secret of man's being is not only to live, but to have something to live for."

..... Fyodor Dostoevsky

      "City life is millions of people being lonesome together."

..... Henry David Thoreau

24     "He that scattereth thorns must not go barefoot."

..... Thomas Fuller

     "Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life."

..... Steve Jobs

25     "Winners never quit, and quitters never win."

..... Vince Lombardi

     "The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook."

..... William James

26     "It always seems impossible, until it's done."

..... Nelson Mandela

      "Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted."

..... David Bly

27     "Speak when you are angry -- and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret."

..... Laurence J. Peter

     "If you're going through hell, keep going."

..... Winston Churchill

28     "Once a word leaves your mouth, you cannot chase it back even with the swiftest horse."

..... Chinese proverb

     "If you want to kill any idea in the world today, get a committee working on it."

..... Charles F. Kettering

29     "All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners ... Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas.  If they're not learning, they're not growing ... not moving toward excellence."

..... Denis Waitley

     "The quickest way to do many things is to do one thing at a time."

..... American proverb

30     "It isn't what you do, but how you do it."

..... John Wooden

     "The best mirror is an old friend."

..... George Herbert

31     "No one ever drowned in his own sweat."

..... Ann Landers  

     "A writer writes.  If you want to be a writer, write!"

..... Regina Brett

Monday, June 1, 2015

June, 2015

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

..... Anthony J. D'Angelo

     "It is not how many languages you can speak, but whether you have anything to say."

..... Noah benShea

2     "Wise living consists perhaps less in acquiring good habits than in acquiring as few habits as possible."

..... Eric Hoffer

     "If you can keep your head about you when all about you are losing theirs, it's just possible you haven't grasped the situation."

..... Jean Kerr

3     "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart."

..... Helen Keller

     "Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom."

..... George S. Patton

4     "We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power.  Then will our world know the blessings of Peace."

..... William E. Gladstone

     "As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others."

..... Audrey Hepburn

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

..... Gretta Brooker

     "It's never too late to have a happy childhood.  But the second one is up to you and no one else."

..... Regina Brett

6     "You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you."

..... Joseph Joubert

      "Time heals almost everything. Give time time."

..... Regina Brett

7     "The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug."

..... Mark Twain

     "You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need."

..... Jerry Gillies

8     "Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs."

..... Dwight D. Eisenhower

     "The years teach us much the days never knew."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

9     "If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one on the short end."

..... Julius Erving

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

..... E. M. Forster

10     "We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid."

..... Benjamin Franklin

     "We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading."

..... B. F. Skinner

11     "The helpful thought for which you look -- is written somewhere in a book."

..... Edward Gorey

     "All things are difficult before they are easy."

..... John Norley

12     "The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost."

..... Gilbert K. Chesterton

     "Every one is the architect of his own fortune."

..... Mathurin Regnier

13     "If you work really hard, and you're kind, amazing things will happen."

..... Conan O'Brien

     "You got to sing like you don't need the money; love like you'll never get hurt; you got to dance like nobody's watchin'; it's gotta come from the heart if you want it to work."

..... Susanna Clark

14      "We need a sense of the value of time -- that is, of the best way to divide one's time into one's various activities."

..... Arnold Bennett

     "The best thing about giving of ourselves is that what we get is always more than what we give.  The reaction is greater than the action."

..... Orison Swett Marden

15     "God doesn't give people talents that he doesn't want people to use."

..... Iron Eagle

     "You know I say just what I think, and nothing more or less.  I cannot say one thing and mean another."

..... Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

16     "The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply."

..... Denis Waitley

     "Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it."

..... Eileen Caddy

17     "I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well."

..... Robert Benchley

     "We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be."

..... Kurt Vonnegut

18     "Silence is not always a sign of wisdom, but babbling is ever a mark of folly."

..... Benjamin Franklin

     "Failure seldom stops you.  What stops you is the fear of failure."

..... Jack Lemmon

19     "When you stop having dreams and ideas -- well, you might as well stop altogether."

..... Marian Anderson

     "The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place, but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment."

..... Dorothy Nevill

20     "The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings."

..... Eric Hoffer

     "Three can keep a secret if two are dead."

..... Benjamin Franklin

21     "Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."

..... Albert Einstein

     "Some people are electrifying, they light up a room when they leave."

..... Yiddish proverb

22     "You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need."

..... Jerry Gillies

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

..... W. S. Gilbert

23     "It is one thing to learn about the past; is is another to wallow in it."

..... Kenneth Auchincloss

     "You begin by always expecting good things to happen."

..... Tom Hopkins

24     "The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly."

     Cecil B. DeMille

     "Don't give up at half-time.  Concentrate on winning the second half."

..... Paul Bryant

25     "There is no business like show business -- except sports business."

..... William J. Baker

     "Life is good when we think it's good.  Life is bad when we don't think."

..... Doug Horton

26     "There's nothing written in the Bible, Old or New Testament, that says, if you believe in Me, you ain't going to have no trouble."

..... Ray Charles

     "Trust yourself.  You know more than you think you do."

..... Dr. Benjamin Spock

27     "I shouldn't think even millionaires could eat anything nicer than new bread and real butter and honey for tea."

..... Dodie Smith

     "If you tell a lie, always rehearse it.  If it don't sound good to you, it won't sound good to anybody."

..... Leroy "Satchel" Paige

28     "Nowadays love is a matter of choice, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course."

..... Helen Rowland

     "Poetry is an art, the easiest to dabble in, but the hardest to reach true excellence."

..... Captain J. G. Stedman

29     "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."

..... Mark Twain

     "No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one."

..... Elbert Hubbard

30     "Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in."

..... Confucius

     "You can never plan the future by the past."

..... Edmund Burke