Saturday, October 1, 2016

October , 2016

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

..... Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

     "What we learn with pleasure we never forget."

..... Alfred Mercier

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

..... W. Somerset Maugham

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

..... Dale Carnegie

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

..... Jack Paar

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

..... Chico Xavier

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

..... W. S. Gilbert

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

..... Ambrose Bierce

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

..... Agatha Christie

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

..... Edward Weeks

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

..... Thurgood Marshall

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

..... John F. Kennedy

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

..... Joss Whedon

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

..... Mark Twain

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

..... Mary Kay

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

..... Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

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

..... Maya Angelou

     "Lost time is never found again."

..... Benjamin Franklin

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

..... Clint Eastwood

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

..... Ann Landers

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

..... Robert A. Heinlein

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

..... Abraham Lincoln

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

..... Barbara Bush

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

..... Anna Quindlen

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

..... Confucius

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

..... Josh Billings

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

.... Hans Christian Andersen

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

..... Chinese proverb

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

..... Robert Conklin

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

..... Elbert Hubbard

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

..... Buckminster Fuller

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

..... Dave Barry

17     "Children need models rather than critics."

..... Joseph Joubert

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

..... Ann Landers

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

..... Robert A. Heinlein

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

..... Stephen King

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

..... Josh Billings

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

..... H. L. Mencken

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

..... Albert Pike

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

..... Henry Fielding

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

..... A. L. Williams

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

..... Henry Van Dyke 

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

..... Henry Ward Beecher

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

..... Margaret Mead

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

..... Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

..... David A. Schmaltz

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

..... Author unknown

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

..... Charles F. Kettering

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

..... Helen Rowland

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

     Elizabeth Gilbert

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

..... Seneca

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

..... Ezra Pound

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

..... Voltaire

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

..... Albert Schweitzer

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

..... Isaac Asimov

     "Talk between women friends is always therapy."

..... Jayne Anne Phillips

29     "Feedback is the breakfast of champions."

..... Ken Blanchard

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

..... Carl Sandburg

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

..... Julia Gulliver

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

..... Oscar Wilde

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

..... E. M. Forster

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

..... James Hollingsworth   


Wednesday, August 31, 2016

September, 2016

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

..... Edward Everett Hale

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

..... Benjamin Franklin

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

..... Stevie Wonder

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

..... Walt Disney

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

..... Erma Bombeck

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

..... Havelock Ellis

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

..... Chinese proverb

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

..... Bernard Gilpin

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

..... Mario Quomo

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

..... Stephen Fry

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

..... Emil Cioran

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

..... Studs Terkel

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

..... Mickey Rooney

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

..... Patricia Cornwell

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

..... Ernest Hemingway

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

..... Isaac Disraeli

9     "Loneliness  is the ultimate poverty."

..... Abigail Van Buren

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

..... Doug Larson

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

..... Garrison Keillor

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

..... Jacques Cousteau

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

..... Edgar Allan Poe

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

.....Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

12     "False friends are worse than bitter enemies."

..... Scottish proverb

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

..... Samuel Ullman

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

..... Robert Scoble

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

..... Epitaph

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

..... Regina Brett

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

..... William Feather

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

..... Will Foley

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

..... Rudolph Steiner

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

..... T. Boone Pickens

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

..... Marianne Williamson

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

..... Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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

..... Aristotle

18     "Bad news travels faster than good."

..... Catherine II of Russia

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

..... Jonathan Swift

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

..... Oscar Levant

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

..... John Adams

20     "Music is the shorthand of emotion."

..... Leo Tolstoy

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

..... Henry Ford

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

..... Jacques Barzum

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

..... Sigmund Freud

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

..... Arnold Palmer

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

..... Aldous Huxley

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

..... Regina Brett

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

..... John L. Mason

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

..... Warren Buffett

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

..... Regina Brett

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

..... Irish proverb

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

..... William James

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

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

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

..... Lee Iacocca

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

..... Elbert Hubbard

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

..... Samuel Butler

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

..... Regina Brett

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

..... Helen Rowland

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

..... Lord Kelvin

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

..... Helen Keller

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

..... Charles F. Kettering

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

..... Joseph Addison    

Sunday, July 31, 2016

August, 2016

1     "You should always go to other people's funerals, otherwise, they won't come to yours."

..... Yogi Berra

     "Tart words make no friends; a spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar."

..... Benjamin Franklin

2     "A man's home is his wife's castle."

..... Alexander Chase

     "Writers are a little below the clowns and a little above the trained seals."

..... John Steinbeck

3     "Whoso neglects learning in his youth, loses the past and is dead for the future."

..... Euripides

     "Women want love to be a novel.  Men, a short story."

..... Daphne du Maurier

4     "Watch how a man takes praise, and there you have the measure of him."

..... Thomas Burke

     "The age of the book is almost gone."

..... George Steiner

5     "Hard writing makes easy reading.  Easy writing makes hard reading."

..... William Zinsser

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

..... Claude Monet

6     "We never understand how little we need in this world until we know the loss of it."

..... Sir James Barrie

     "To feel at home, stay at home."

..... Clifton Fadiman

7     "I think we're here for each other."

..... Carol Burnett

     "You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him think."

..... Elbert Hubbard

8     "It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities."

..... Sir Josiah Stamp

     "Water from the white fountain didn't taste any better than from the black fountain."

..... B. B. King

9     "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."

..... T. S. Eliot

     "As a manager, the important thing is not what happens when you are there, but what happens when you are not there."

..... Ken Blanchard

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

..... Dr. Seuss

     "An ounce of patience is worth a pound of brains."

..... Dutch proverb

11     "Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent."

..... Jean Kerr

     "One benefit of summer was that each day we had more light to read by."

..... Jeannette Walls

12     "To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."

..... Audrey Hepburn

     "Privacy is as necessary as company; you can drive a man crazy by depriving him of either."

..... Robert A. Heinlein

13     "The one serious conviction that  a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously ."

..... Samuel Butler

     "Either man will learn to live like brothers, or they will die like beasts."

..... Max Lerner

14     "Work is only work if you'd rather be doing something else."

..... Ray Prince

     "Peace will not be built, however, by people with bitterness in their hearts."

..... Eleanor Roosevelt

15     "To know what people really think, pay regard to what they do, rather than what they say."

..... Rene Descartes

     "The brave person thinks of themselves last of all."

..... Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

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

..... Martha Beck

     "One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude."

..... Carl Sandburg

17     "The starting point of all achievement is desire."

..... Napoleon Hill

     "A love affair with knowledge will never end in heartbreak."

..... Michael Garrett Marino

18     "Some persons do first, think afterward, and then repent forever."

..... Thomas Secker

     "It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up, because by that time I was too famous."

..... Robert Benchley

19     "There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about."

..... Oscar Wilde

     "Politicians are like ships: noisiest when lost in a fog."

..... Bennett Cerf

20     "If I had it to do over again, I'd probably do everything I did. But that's not necessarily the right thing to do."

..... John Wayne

     "To a historian, libraries are food, shelter, and even muse."

..... Barbara Tuchman

21     "Writing is thinking on paper."

..... William Zinsen

     "A person who publishes a book appears willfully in public with his pants down."

..... Edna St. Vincent Millay

22     "There is only one recipe for a best seller and it is a very simple one.  You have to get the reader to turn over the page."

..... Ian Fleming

     "Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."

..... Mark Twain

23     "No sale is really complete until the product is worn out, and the customer is satisfied."

..... L. L. Bean

     "There is something to that old saying that hate injures the hater, not the hated."

..... Peace Pilgrim

24     "After about three lessons, the voice teacher said, 'Don't take voice lessons.  Do it your way.'"

..... Johnny Cash

     "Every one desires to live long, but no one would be old."

..... Jonathan Swift

25     "Too often we give our children answers to remember rather than problems to solve."

..... Roger Lewin

     "Breakfast is the one meal for which it is permissible to read the paper."

..... Amy Vanderbilt

26     "My wife and I tried two or three times in the last forty years to have breakfast together, but it was so disagreeable we had to stop."

..... Winston Churchill

     "Glass, china, and reputation are easily cracked, and never mended well."

..... Benjamin Franklin

27     "Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become."

..... Arthur Schopenhauer

     "Wealth: any income that is at least $100 more a year than the income of one's wife's sister's husband."

..... H. L. Mencken

28     "If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates."

..... Jay Leno

     "When I was a boy, I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it."

..... Clarence Darrow

29     "I am paid by the word, so I always write the shortest words possible."

..... Bertrand Russell

     "Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid."

..... Walter Winchell

30     "The cure for boredom is curiosity.  There is no cure for curiosity."

..... Dorothy Parker

     "Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly."

..... Simeon Strunsky

31     "Our high respect for a well read person is praise enough for literature."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

..... Walter Lippman


Friday, July 1, 2016

July, 2016

1     "The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you learned this afternoon."

..... Anonymous

     "One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation."

..... Oscar Wilde

2     "Nowadays love is a matter of chance, matrimony a matter of money and divorce a matter of course."

..... Helen Rowland

     "It is the most wonderful feeling in the world, you know, knowing you are loved and wanted."

..... Jayne Mansfield

3     "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle."

..... Erin Majors

     "Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, and for the people."

..... Abraham Lincoln

4     "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well of ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty."

..... John F. Kennedy

     "Free at last; free at last; thank God Almighty we are fee at last."

..... Martin Luther King, Jr.

5     "Where liberty is, there is my country."

..... Benjamin Franklin

     "One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age.  A woman who would tell one that would tell one anything."

..... Oscar Wilde

6     "We think basically you watch television to turn your brain off, and you work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on."

..... Steve Jobs

     "Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing.  It didn't change people's habits.  It just kept them inside the house."

..... Alfred Hitchcock

7     "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

..... Nelson Mandela

     "The real problem of our existence lies in the fact that we ought to love one another, but do not."

..... Reinhold Niebuhr

8     "The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems."

..... Mahatma Gandhi

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

..... Rene Descartes

9     "If everybody thought before they spoke, the silence would be deafening."

..... George Barzan

     "No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows."

..... J. Robert Oppenheimer

10     "To have great poets, there must be great audiences, too."

..... Walt Whitman

     "I don't think anything is unrealistic if you believe you can do it."

..... Mike Ditka

11     "What counts now is not just what we are against, but what we are for."

..... Adlai Stevenson

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

..... Douglas Adams

12     "It doesn't matter what I say as long as I sound different from other politicians."

..... Jerry Brown

     "Why shouldn't art be pretty:  There are enough unpleasant things in the world."

..... Pierre-Auguste Renoir

13     "If we could harness the destructive energy of disagreements over politics, we wouldn't need the bomb."

..... Barbara Walters

     "Remember this:  Very little is needed to make a happy life."

..... Marcus Aurelius

14     "The Eskimo has fifty-two names for snow because it is important to them; there ought to be as many for love."

..... Margaret Atwood

     "One thing that's good about procrastination is that you always have something planned for tomorrow."

..... G. B. Stern

15     "People don't mind if you have a lot of money if they know you're working for it."

..... Jay Leno

     "Baton technique is to a conductor what fingers are to a pianist."

..... Igor Markevitch

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

..... Maya Angelou

     "Whatever you are, be a good one!"

..... William Makepeace Thackeray

17     "Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing."

..... Phyllis Diller

     "Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect."

..... Benny Hill

18     "You'll never get ahead by blaming your problems on other people."

..... Willie Nelson

     "Look for the good, not the evil, in the conduct of members of the family."

..... Jewish proverb

19      "Little minds have little worries, big minds have no time for worries."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

     "Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward."

..... Robert C. Gallagher

20     "In automobile terms, the child supplies the power but the parents have to do the steering."

..... Dr. Benjamin Spock

     "Technology will save us if it doesn't wipe us out first."

..... Pete Seeger

21      "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."

..... Walt Disney

     "Today, if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse."

..... Ronald Reagan

22     "Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind."

..... F. Scott Fitzgerald

     "Imagination is the highest kite one can fly."

..... Lauren Bacall

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

..... Henry Ford

     "A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader."

..... Golda Meir

24     "There is only one rule for being a good talker -- learn to listen."

..... Christopher Morley

     "Nothing sickens me more than the closed door of a library."

..... Barbara W. Tuchman

25     "Babies are always more trouble than you thought -- and more wonderful."

..... Charles Osgood

     "I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day."

..... Abraham Lincoln

26     "In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of."

..... Robert Schumann

     "Every job is good if you do your best and work hard.  A man who works hard stinks only to the ones that have nothing to do but smell."

..... Laura Ingalls Wilder

27     "Being broke is a temporary situation. Being poor is a state of mind."

..... Mike Todd

     "If you can't stand the heat , get out of the kitchen."

..... Harry S Truman

28     "All doors open to courtesy."

..... Thomas Fuller

     "Play is the most intelligent thing our human brains can do."

..... Martha Beck

29     "A long dispute means that both parties are wrong."

..... Voltaire

     "The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love."

..... Hubert H. Humphrey

30     "I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me."

..... Dudley Field Malone

     "You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them."

..... Michael Jordan

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

..... Elbert Hubbard

     "I have always believed that God never gives a cross to bear larger than we can carry.  No matter what, He wants us to be happy, not sad.  Birds sing after a storm. Why shouldn't we?"

..... Rose F. Kennedy


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June, 2016

1     "This is, I say, the time for all good men not to go to the aid of their party, but to come to the aid of their country."

..... Eugene McCarthy

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

..... Benjamin Franklin

2     "Socialism is like a dream.  Sooner or later you wake up to reality."

..... Winston Churchill

     "You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it."

..... Charles Bixton

3     "If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge."

.....Napoleon Hill

     "Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect.  We take what we get and are thankful it's no worse than it is."

..... Margaret Mitchell (Gone with the Wind)

4     "What really flatters a man is that you think him worthy of flattering."

..... George Bernard Shaw

     "If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary."

..... Jim Rohn

5     "Never ask whether you can do something.  Say instead that you are going to do it, then fasten your seat belt."

..... Julia Cameron

     "Life is one day at a time.  And thank God!  I couldn't take much more."

..... Daniel Patrick Moynihan

6     "You are here to enrich the world and you impoverish yourself if you forget that errand."

..... Woodrow Wilson

     "Only the person of worth can recognize the worth in others."

..... Thomas Carlyle

7     "All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning."

..... Albert Camus

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

..... Benjamin Franklin

8     "Life is easier than you think. All that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable."

..... Kathleen Norris

     "The important thing is not to stop questioning."

..... Albert Einstein

9     "A young man who is unable to commit a folly is already an old man."

..... Paul Gauguin

     "Man is born to live, not to prepare for life."

..... Boris Pasternak

10     "I've sometimes thought of marrying, and then I've thought again."

..... Noel Coward

     "When you run into someone who is disagreeable to others, you may be sure he is uncomfortable with himself; the amount of pain we inflict upon others is directly proportional to the amount we feel within us."

..... Sidney J. Harris

11     "Put three grains of sand inside a vast cathedral, and the cathedral will be more closely packed with sand than space is with starts."

..... James Jeans

     "The art of life isn't controlling what happens, which is impossible; it's using what happens."

..... Gloria Steinem

12     "Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking."

..... John Wain

     "Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent."

..... Marlon Brando

13     "You are either part of the solution or part of the problem."

..... Eldridge Cleaver

     "You can't use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have."

..... Maya Angelou

14     "Macho doesn't prove mucho."

..... Zsa Zsa Gabor

     "The two most beautiful words in the English language are: Check Enclosed."

..... Dorothy Parker

15     "Any 20 year-old who isn't a liberal doesn't have a heart, and any 40 year-old who isn't a conservative doesn't have a brain."

..... Winston Churchill

     "Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow.  Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done."

..... Aaron Burr

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

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

     "Bore -- a person who talks when you wish him to listen."

..... Ambrose Bierce

17     "A friend:  one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."

..... Walter Winchell

     "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined."

..... Henry David Thoreau

18     "An act of goodness surpasses a thousand prayers."

..... Sa'adi (Persian poet)  (1184-1283)

     "Marriage: A ceremony in which rings are put on the finger of the lady and through the nose of the gentleman."

..... Herbert Spencer

19     "The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away."

..... Barbara Kingsolver

     "I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep.  That's deep enough.  What do you want -- an adorable pancreas?"

..... Jean Kerr

20     "Don't cross the bridge till you come to it."

..... Proverb

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

..... Bob Hope

21     "If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it."

..... Margaret Fuller

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

..... William Hazlitt

22     "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

     "If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead."

..... Johnny Carson

23      "Worry is a thin straw of fear trickling through the mind.  If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained."

..... Arthur Somers Rache

     "The worst behaved students turn out to be the most pious preachers."

..... German proverb

24     "Temptations come, as a general rule, when they are sought."

..... Margaret Oliphant

     "Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them."

..... George Eliot

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

..... Virginia Woolf

     "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."

..... Benjamin Franklin

26     "We should look for someone to eat and drink with, before looking for something to eat and drink."

..... Epicurus

     "The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune."

..... Plutarch

27     "Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it."

..... Cullen Hightower

     "The final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands."

..... Anne Frank

28     "My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece."

..... Claude Monet

     "Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable."

..... George Bernard Shaw

29     "I am bigger than anything that can happen to me."

..... Charles F. Lummis

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

..... Don Marquis

30     "The chief knowledge that a man gets from reading books is the knowledge that very few of them are worth reading."

..... H. L. Mencken

     "A wise man who stands firm is a statesman, a foolish man who stands firm is  a catastrophe."

..... Adlai E. Stevenson    


Sunday, May 1, 2016

May, 2016

1     "That man is idle who can do something better."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

     " A champion is afraid of losing.  Everyone else is afraid of winning."

..... Billie Jean King

2      "Thanks to God for books as an alternative to conversation."

..... W. H. Auden

     "Open your arms to chance, but don't let go of your values."

..... Dalia Lama

3     "I would trade all of my technology for an afternoon with Socrates."

..... Steve Jobs

     "With every mistake, we must surely be learning."

..... George Harrison

4     "God gives the nuts, but He does not crack them."

..... German proverb

     "Education is the best provision for old age."

..... Aristotle

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

..... Richard Moss 

     "Give what you have.  To someone, it may be better than you dare to think."

..... Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

6     "If you think there are no new frontiers, watch a boy ring the front doorbell on his first date."

..... Olin Miller 

      "Let your children go if you want to keep them."

..... Malcolm S. Forbes

7     "The test of literature is, I suppose, whether we ourselves live more intensely for the reading of it."

..... Elizabeth Drew

     "Nine-tenths of the people were created so you would want to be with the other tenth."

..... Horace Walpole

8     "If your doctor does not think it good for you to sleep, to drink wine, or to eat of a particular dish, do not worry; I will find you another who will not agree with him."

..... Michel de Montaigne

     "Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do, but how much love we put into that action."

..... Mother Teresa

9     "There are things to confess that enrich the world, and things that need not be said."

..... Joni Mitchell

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

..... Victor Hugo

10     "Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday."

..... Napoleon Hill

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

..... Winston Churchill

11     "I have been on a calendar, but never on time."

..... Marilyn Monroe

     "He that loves reading has everything within his reach."

..... William Godwin

12     "Our life is frittered away with detail.  Simplify. Simplify."

..... Henry David Thoreau

     "Son, in politics, you've got to learn that overnight chicken shit can turn to chicken salad."

..... Lyndon B. Johnson

13     "By perseverance the snail reached the ark."

..... Charles Haddon Spurgeon

     "Every day is a new day.  It is better to be lucky.  But I would rather be exact.  Then when luck comes, you are ready."

..... Ernest Hemingway

14     "There are not traffic jams along the extra mile."

..... Roger Staubach

     "It is the mark of great people to treat trifles as trifles  and important matters as important."

..... Gotthold Lessing

15     "Defeat should never be a source of discouragement, but rather a fresh stimulus."

..... Bishop Robert South

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

..... Vince Lombardi

16     "Reader, what if you were an idiot, and what if you were a member of Congress?  But I repeat myself."

..... Mark Twain

     "Congress consists of one-third, more or less, scoundrels; two-thirds, more or less, idiots; and three-thirds, more or less, poltroons."

..... H. L. Mencken

17     "If you realize you aren't so wise today as you thought you were yesterday, you're wiser today."

..... Olin Miller

     "A boy doesn't have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn't like pie when he sees there isn't enough to go around."

..... Edgar Watson Howe

18     "All that truly matters in the end is that you loved."

..... Regina Brett

     "There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship."

..... Thomas Aquinas

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

..... Robert Maynard Hutchins

     "One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks."

..... Jack Penn

20     "The just man may sin with an open chest of gold before him."

..... Italian proverb

     "A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things.  There will be sleeping enough in the grave."

..... Benjamin Franklin

21     "I get dressed up like a doll, a nice man puts lipstick on my lips and I say words -- it's deeply satisfying."

..... Julia Roberts

     "Out truest life is when we are in our dreams awake."

..... Henry David Thoreau

22     "No one wants to quit when he's losing, and no one wants to quit when he's winning."

..... Richard Petty

     "As I grow older, I pay less attention to what people say.  I just watch what they do."

..... Andrew Carnegie

23     "All experience is an arch to build upon."

..... Henry B. Adams

     "The important thing is neither your nationality nor the religion you professed, but how your faith translated itself in your life."

..... Eleanor Roosevelt

24     "Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious.  We have only to imagine how differently we would be described -- and will be, after our deaths -- by each of the family members who believe they know us."

..... Gloria Steinem

     "The teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before."

..... Elbert Hubbard

25     "We have two classes of forecasters: those who don't know and those who know they don't know."

..... John Kenneth Galbraith

     "We come and go just like ripples in a stream."

..... John V. Politis

26     "Silence implies consent."

..... Proverb

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

..... Noah benShea

27     "Children are our most valuable natural resource."

..... Herbert Clark Hoover

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

..... Hazel Rochman

28     "If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales.  If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales."

..... Albert Einstein

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

..... C. S. Lewis

29     "You must be the change you want to see in the world."

..... Mahatma Gandhi

     "I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing."

..... Clifton Fadiman

30     "Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."

..... Albert Einstein

     "The person who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor to find much fun in life."

..... Charles M. Schwab

31     "The point is that you can't be too greedy."

..... Donald Trump

     "One drop of hatred left in the cup of joy turns the most blissful draught into poison."

..... Johann Friedrich Von Schiller