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

Saturday, November 1, 2014

November, 2014

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

..... Babe Ruth

     "If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?"

..... Vince Lombardi

2     "I can accept failure.  Everyone fails at something.  But I can't accept not trying."

..... Michael Jordan

     "The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing.  If you can fake that, you've got it made."

..... Groucho Marx

3     "A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions."

..... Confucius

     "My father taught me to work, but he did not teach me to love it."

..... Abraham Lincoln

4     "Beauty isn't worth thinking about.  What's important is your mind.  You don't want a $50 haircut on a fifty-cent head."

..... Garrison Keillor

     "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

..... Martin Luther King, Jr.

5     "The single greatest effect join student achievement is not race, it is not poverty -- it is the effectiveness of the teacher."

..... Harry K. Wong

     "Live your life and forget your age."

..... Norman Vincent Peale

6     "It is not good to have an oar in everyone's boat."

..... Earl Camden

     "One always tends to overpraise a long book, because one has got through it."

..... Edward M. Forster

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

..... Charles Dickens

     "Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen."

..... Michael Jordan

8     "Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone."

..... Pablo Picasso

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

..... Abraham Lincoln

9     "Time is a dressmaker, specializing in alterations."

..... Faith Baldwin

     "For everything you have missed, you have gained something else; and for everything you gain, you lose something else."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

10     "Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everyone enjoys."

..... Joseph Conrad

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

..... Regina Brett

11     "What this country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds."

..... Will Rogers

     "It's only those who do nothing that make no mistakes, I suppose."

..... Joseph Conrad

12     "It is a miserable state of mind to have few things to desire and many things to fear."

..... Francis Bacon

     "For every failure, there's an alternative course of action.  You just have to find it.  When you come to a roadblock, take a detour."

..... Mary Kay Ash

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

..... Elvis Presley

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

..... Golda Meir

14     "Happiness depends upon ourselves."

..... Aristotle

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

..... Marian Anderson

15     "There is no reason why the same man should like the same books at eighteen and forty-eight."

.....Ezra Pound

     "Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something."

..... Plato

16     "All great achievements require time."

..... Maya Angelou 

     "Success happens to those who are too stubborn to ever give up."

..... Alex Kassan

17     "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong attitude."

..... Thomas Jefferson

     "All kids are gifted.  Some just open their packages earlier than others."

..... Michael Carr

18     "From supper to bedtime is twice as long as from breakfast to supper."

..... Edna Ferber

     "I have a simple philosophy.  Fill what's empty.  Empty what's full, and scratch where it itches."

..... Alice Roosevelt Longworth

19     "Folks want to glow, to leave their worries and dead skin behind."

..... Terry McMillan

     "Knowledge is of two kinds.  We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it."

..... Samuel Johnson

20     "It's not about having the skill to do something.  It's about having the will, desire and commitment to be your best."

..... Robert Hernandez

     "Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after."

..... Anne Lindbergh

21     "The only disability in life is a bad attitude."

..... Scott Hamilton

     "Look at life through the windshield, not the rear view mirror."

..... Byrd Baggett

22     "Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you."

..... Rob Gilbert

     "Any action is better than no action at all."

..... Norman Vincent Peale

23     "We all have dreams.  But in order to make dreams into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, and discipline."

..... Jesse Owens

     "The time is always right to do what is right."

..... Martin Luther King Jr.

24     "Every saint has a past.  Every sinner has a future."

..... Warren Buffet

     "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country."

..... John F. Kennedy

25     "Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win."

..... Bobby Knight

     "What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

26     "Action is the antidote to despair."

..... Joan Baez

     "All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea."

..... Napoleon Hill

27     "Forever on Thanksgiving Day the heart will find the pathway home."

..... Wilbur D. Nesbit

     "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."

..... Robert F. Kennedy

28     "Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death."

..... Omar N. Bradley

     "Be happy in the moment, that's enough.  Each moment is all we need, not more."

..... Mother Teresa

29     "One day in the country is worth a month in town."

..... Christina Rossetti

     "We all try to escape pain and death, while we seek what is pleasant."

..... Albert Einstein

30     "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.  If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart."

..... Nelson Mandela

     "You can fool too many of the people too much of the time."

..... James Thurber

Saturday, October 4, 2014

October, 2014

1     "Let us forgive each other -- only then will we live in peace."

..... Leo Tolstoy

     "It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows."

..... Erma Bombeck

2     "We have had two chickens in every pot, two cars in every garage, and now we have two headaches for every aspirin."

..... Fiorello LaGuardia

     "There is nothing more alone than being in a car at night in the rain."

..... Robert Penn Warren

3    "One good husband is worth two good wives, for the scarcer things are, the more they are valued." 

.....Benjamin Franklin

     "What one has to do usually can be done."

.....Eleanor Roosevelt

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

.....English proverb

     "The only certainty about following the crowd is that you will all get there together."

.....Mychal Wynn

5    "For to know a man's library is, in some measure, to know his mind."

..... Geraldine Brooks

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

.....Regina Brett

6    "So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install a lovely bookshelf on the wall."

.....Roald Dahl

     "The tongue is the only instrument that gets sharper with use."

.....Washington Irving

7      "If you ever drop your keys into a river of molten lava, let'em go, because man, they're gone." 

.....Jack Handey

     "You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes."

.....Denis Waitley

8     "Thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does the work."

.....Mark Twain

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

.....John Adams

9    "Since others have to tolerate my weaknesses, it is only fair that I should tolerate theirs."

.....William Allen White

     "Never underestimate the value of cold cash."

.....Gregory Nunn

10     "A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours."

.....Milton Berle

     "The book you don't read won't help."

..... Jim Rohn

11     "You can't steal second base with your foot on first."

..... American proverb

     "Only I can change my life.  No one can do it for me."

..... Carol Burnett

12     "A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on."

..... Carl Sandburg

     "I think you should be a child for as long as you can.  I have been successful for 74 years being able to do that."

..... Bob Newhart

13     "The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different."

..... Peter F. Drucker

     "Children need models rather than critics."

..... Joseph Joubert

14     "Once you learn to read, you will be forever free."

..... Frederick Douglass

     "The person who has no enemies has no followers."

..... Don Piatt

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

..... Mario Andretti

     "Person who chases two rabbits catches neither."

..... Confucius

16     "The past cannot be changed.  The future is yet in your power."

..... Mary Pickford

     "I have no special talents.  I am only passionately curious."

..... Albert Einstein

17     "Do what you must, and your friends will adjust."

..... Robert Brault

     "Don't wait.  The time will never be just right."

..... Napoleon Hill

18     "Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve."

..... J. K. Rowling

     "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."

..... Thomas A. Edison

19     "You are already naked.  There is no reason not to follow your heart."

..... Steve Jobs

     "Ever notice that people never say 'It's only a game' when they're winning?"

..... Ivern Ball

20     "If people did not do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done."

..... Ludwig Wittgenstein

     "In this world there are two tragedies.  One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.  The last is much the worst."

..... Oscar Wilde

21     "A smooth sea never made a skillful mariner."

..... English proverb

     "If evil be spoken of you and it be true, correct yourself, if it be a lie, laugh at it."

..... Epictetus

22     "What's right isn't always popular, and what's popular isn't always right."

..... Mahatma Gandhi

     "I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them."

..... Mark Twain

23     "They know enough who know how to learn."

..... Henry B. Adams

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

..... Eleanor Roosevelt

24     "'Be yourself!' is the worst advice you can give to some people."

..... Tom Masson

     "To love and win is the best thing.  To love and lose, the next best."

..... William Makepeace Thackeray

25     "Investment must be rational.  If you can't understand it, don't do it."

..... Warren Buffett

     "I'm quite illiterate, but I read a lot."

..... J. D. Salinger

26     "Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbors."

..... Rudyard Kipling

     "Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship."

..... Buddha

27     "Over-prepare, then go with the flow."

..... Regina Brett

     "There is no calamity that right words will not begin to redress."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

28     "A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich."

..... William Shenstone

     "A woman's mind is cleaner than a mans: She changes it more often."

..... Oliver Herford

29     "If your only goal is to become rich, you will never achieve it."

..... John D. Rockefeller

     "There's none so blind as those who will not see."

..... Italian proverb

30     "Happiness cannot come from without.  It must come from within."

..... Helen Keller

     "The harder I work, the luckier I get."

..... Samuel Goldwyn

31     "I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter."

..... Walt Disney

     "Every day, do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow."

..... Doug Firebaugh

Monday, September 1, 2014

September, 2014

1     "My one regret in life is that I'm not someone else."

..... Woody Allen

     "Do not pray for easy lives.  Pray to be stronger men."

..... John F. Kennedy

2     "I was a late bloomer.  But anyone who blooms at all, ever, is very lucky."

..... Sharon Olds

     "Having one child makes you a parent, having two makes you a referee."

..... David Frost



3     "Nowadays, people know the price of everything and the value of nothing."

..... Oscar Wilde

     "If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some."


..... Benjamin Franklin


4     "Let the people know the facts, and the country will be safe."

..... Abraham Lincoln

     "When I was young, I kissed my first woman and smoked my first cigarette on the same day.  Believe me, never since have I wasted any more time on tobacco."

..... Arturo Toscanini

5     "What a pity every child couldn't learn to read under a willow tree."

..... Elizabeth George Speare

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

..... Warren Buffett

6     "Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably."

..... C. S. Lewis

7     "He that flings dirt at another dirtieth himself most."

..... Thomas Fuller

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

..... C. S. Lewis

8     "Education is more than filling a child with facts.  It starts with posing questions."

..... D. T. Max

     "A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day."

..... Andre Maurois

9     "I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward."

..... Thomas A. Edison

     "Peace, like charity, begins at home."

..... Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

..... Louisa May Alcott

     "And all your future lies beneath your hat."

..... John Oldham

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

..... Helen Rowland

     "Puns are the highest form of literature."

..... Alfred Hitchcock

12     "A wide screen just makes a bad film twice as bad."

..... Samjel Goldwyn

     "Don't cry because it's over.  Smile because it happened."

..... Dr. Seuss

13     "I feel free and strong.  If I were not a reader of books, I could not feel this way."

..... Walter Tevis

     "Let nobody speak mischief of anybody."

..... Plato

14     "Don't compromise yourself.  You are all you've got."

..... Janis Joplin

     "He is rich or poor according to what he is, not according to what he has."

..... Heny Ward Beecher

15     "Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbor's noisy party than being there."

..... Franklin P. Jones

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

..... Kurt Vonnegut

16     "A riot is the language of the unheard."

..... Marting Luther King Jr.

     "There is nothing more unequatl than the equal treatment of unequal people."

..... Thomas Jefferson

17     "Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy."

..... Leo Buscaglia

     "Children have never been very good  at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them."

......James Baldwin

18     "Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it."

..... Mahatma Gandhi

     "Lower your voice and strenghten your argument."

..... Lebanese proverb

19     "You can't lead a cavalry if you think that you look funny riding a horse."

..... John Peers

     "Everything you can imagine is real."

..... Pablo Picasso

20     "The world gets better every day -- then worse again in the evening."

..... Kin Hubbard

     "Behold the turtle.  He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out."

..... James B. Conant

21     "Tell me who's your friend and I'll tell you who your are."

..... Russian proverb

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

..... Norman Vincent Peale

22     "Modern man is frantically trying to earn enough to buy things he's too busy to enjoy."

..... Frank A. Clark

     "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."

..... Aristotle

23     "One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words."

..... Johnann Wolfgang von Goethe

       "There never was a person who did anything worth doing, who did not receive more than he gave."

..... Henry Ward Beecher

24     "When schools flourish, all flourishes."

..... Martin Luther

     "People don't change their behavior unless it makes a difference for them to do so."

..... Fran Tarkenton

25     "Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have."

..... Dale Carnegie

     "Well done is better than well said."

..... Benjamin Franklin

26     "We make progress in society only if we stop cursing and complaining about its shortcomings and have the courage to do something  about them."

.....Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

     "Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't."

..... Bill Nye

27     "The price of greatness is responsibility."

..... Winston Churchill

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

..... Will Foley

28     "The world is progressing and resources are becoming more abundant.  I'd rather go into a grocery store today than a king's banquet a hundred years ago."

..... Bill Gates

     "Eighty percent of success is showing up."

..... Woody Allen

29     "This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor."

..... John F. Kennedy

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

..... Chinese proverb

30     "Be yourself.  Who else is better qualified?  You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try."

..... Beverly Sills

     "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."

..... Jimi Hendrix






Thursday, July 31, 2014

August, 2014

1     "To change and change for the better are two different things."

..... German proverb

     "I have had more trouble with myself than any other man."

..... Dwight L. Moody

2     "No matter how happily a woman may be married, it always pleases her to discover that there is a nice man who wishes that she were not."

..... H. L. Mencken

     "You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on."

..... Heraclitus

3     "Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words."

..... Edgar Allan Poe

     "I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head."

..... Theodore Roosevelt

4     "A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes."

..... Hugh Downs

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

..... Leo Durocher

5     "Advice is like castor oil, easy to give, but dreadful to take."

..... Josh Billings

     "A good garden may have some weeds."

..... Thomas Fuller

6      "There's as much risk in doing nothing as in doing something."

..... Trammell Crow

     "I've learned that being kind is more important than being right."

..... Andy Rooney

7     "The greatest things are accomplished by individual people, not by committees or companies."

..... Alfred A Montapert

     "The wise person has long ears and a short tongue."

..... German proverb

8     "Life is like a taxi.  The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still."

..... Lou Erickson

     "It is all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back."

..... Mick Jagger

9     "No truly great person ever thought themselves so."

..... William Hazlitt

     "I don't know anything about music.  In my line, you don't have to."

..... Elvis Presley

10     "The pleasure of all reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books."

..... Katherine Mansfield

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

..... Scott Adams

11     "I skate to where the puck is going to be, no where it is."

..... Wayne Gretzky

     "If you have nothing to say, say nothing."

..... Mark Twain

12     "A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read."

..... Mark Twain

     "Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order."

      John Adams

13     "Great people talk about ideas.  Small people talk about other people."

..... Tobias S. Gibson

     "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves."

..... Thomas A. Edison

14     "I feel as young as I ever did, apart from the occasional heart attack."

..... Robert Benchley

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

..... Abraham Lincoln

15     "Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop.  Die knowing something.  You are not here long."

..... Evans Walker

     "Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn."

..... John Wesley

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

..... Mickey Rooney

     "Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."

..... Will Rogers

17     "A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience."

..... Miguel De Cervantes

     "Dost thou love life?  Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of."

..... Benjamin Franklin

18     "Writers should be read but not seen.  Rarely are they a winsome sight."

..... Edna Ferber

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

..... Dalai Lama

19     "The eulogy for your own funeral is your last chance to "toot your own horn" -- make it a good one!"

..... Ron Rich

     "Don't tell me how hard you work.  Tell me how much you get done."

..... James Ling

20     "No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous."

..... Henry Brooks Adams

     "Brass bands are all very well in their place -- outdoors and several miles away."

..... Sir Thomas Beecham

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

..... Albert Einstein

     "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

22     "I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity."

..... Dwight D. Eisenhower

     "Call no man unhappy until he is married."

..... Socrates

23     "I've been called many things, but never an intellectual."

..... Tallulah Bankhead

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

..... George Bernard Shaw

24     "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."

..... Carl Sagan

     "The Devil does not stay where music is."

..... Martin Luther

25     "In war, there are no unwounded soldiers."

..... Jose Narosky

     "Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them."

..... Les Brown

26     "The thing that goes the farthest towards making life worth while, that costs the least, and does the most, is just a pleasant smile."

..... Wilbur D. Nesbit

     "You aspire to do great things?  Begin with little ones."

..... Augustine of Hippo

27     "The wildest colts make the best horses."

..... Plutarch

     "A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs, jolted by every pebble in the road."

..... Henry Ward Beecher

28     "The future is always beginning now."

..... Mark Strand

      "Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does."

..... William James

29     "Status quo, you know, that is Latin for the mess we're in."

..... Ronald Reagan

     "Why not go out on a limb?  Isn't that where the fruit is?"

..... Frank Scully

30    "Good things happen to those who hustle."

..... Anais Nin

     "Where all men think alike, no one thinks very much."

..... Walter Lippman

31      "Parents should leave books lying around marked "forbidden" if they want their children to read."

..... Doris Lessing

31     "Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars."

..... Les Brown

     "Life itself is a quotation."

..... Jorge Luis Borges

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July, 2014

1     "But I always say, one's company, two's a crowd, and three's a party." 

..... Andy Warhol

     "Every charitable act is a stepping stone towards heaven."

..... Henry Ward Beecher

2     "If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles."

..... Doug Larson

     "People usually are the happiest at home."

..... William Shakespeare

3     "The greater the love, the greater the tragedy when it's over."

..... Nicholas Sparks

     "Wisdom consists not so much in knowing what to do in the ultimate as knowing what to do next."

..... Herbert Hoover

4     "Patriotism to your country is something that comes from your heart.  It should be taught to you by your parents."

..... Jesse Ventura

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

..... James G. Blaine

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

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

     "The world is like that -- incomprehensible and full of surprises."

.... Jorge Amado

6     "Time you enjoy wasting , was not wasted."

..... John Lennon

     "Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up."

..... Rocky Balboa

7     "When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt."

..... Henry J. Kaiser

     "Remember, if people talk behind your back, it only means you're two steps ahead."

..... Fannie Flagg

8     "There is danger when a man throws his tongue into high gear before he gets his brain a-going."

..... C. C. Phelps

     "Happiness is a hard thing because it is achieved only by making others happy."

..... Stuart Cloete

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

..... Henry Ford

     "Beware of one who has nothing to lose."

..... Italian proverb

10     "Every student can learn.  Just not on the same day or in the same way."

..... George Evans

     "The real world is not user-friendly."

..... Kelvin Throop III

11     "Like what you do, if you don't like it, do something  else."

..... Paul Harvey

     "Man is a strange animal.  He generally cannot read the handwriting on the wall until his back is up against it."

..... Adlai Stevenson

12     "By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach."

..... Winston Churchill

     "The first hall of our life is ruined by your parents and the second half by our children."

..... Clarence Darrow

13     "I realize that I'm black, but I like to be viewed as a person, and this is everybody's wish."

..... Michael Jordan

     "You live only once, but if you do it right, once is enough."

..... Mae West

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

..... Albert Einstein

     "My advice to you concerning applause is this: enjoy it but never quite believe it."

..... Robert Montgomery

15     "The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness."

..... Eric Hoffer

     "Happiness is a journey, not a destination."

..... Ben Sweetland

16     "Success ... it's what you do with what you've got."

..... Leroy Van Dyke

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

..... Jacques Barzun

17     "I grew us with six brothers.  That's how I learned to dance - waiting for the bathroom."

..... Bob Hope

     "Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple."

..... Dr. Seuss

18     "Writing is a socially acceptable form of getting naked in public."

..... Paulo Coelho

     "The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom."

..... Henry Ward Beecher

19     "The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor."

..... Hubert H. Humphrey

     "As human beings, we have a natural compulsion to fill empty spaces."

..... Will Shortz

20     "Before buying anything, it is well to ask if one could do without it."

..... Sir John Lubbock

     "Language is the road map of a culture.  It tells you where its people come from and where they are going."

..... Rita Mae Brown

21     "Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours."

..... John Locke

     "Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on."

..... Les Brown

22     "It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated."

..... Alec Bourne

     "You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note."

..... Doug Floyd

23     "No book can be appreciated until it has been slept with and dreamed over."

..... Eugene Field

     "Every burden is a blessing."

..... Robert H. Schuller

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

..... Charles R. Darwin

     "No man has a right to do what he pleases, except when he pleases to do right."

..... Charles Simmons

25     "The man who can make hard things easy is the educator."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

     "All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."

..... Leo Tolstoy

26     "Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time."

..... Viktor E. Frankl

     "The average adult laughs 15 times a day; the average child, more than 400 times."

..... Martha Beck

27     "To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have."

..... Ken Keyes Jr.

     "In America nobody says you have to keep the circumstances somebody else gives you."

..... Amy Tan

28      "Sweet words are like honey, a little may refresh, but too much gluts the stomach."

..... Anne Bradstreet

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

..... Claus Moser

29     "I'm not out there just to be dancing around.  I expect to win every time I tee up."

..... Lee Trevino

     "There is nothing so annoying as a good example."

..... Mark Twain

30     "Remember, if people talk behind your back, it only means you are two steps ahead."

..... Fannie Flagg

     "Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish."

..... Euripides

31     "Commit a crime, and the earth is made of glass."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

     "Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book."

..... Jane Smiley