Monday, March 31, 2014

April, 2014

1     "Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: It's good to be silly at the right moment."

..... Horace

     "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

2     "I don't know where I am going, but I'm on my way."

..... Carl Sagan

     "Get the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything."

.....Frank Dane

3     "If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow."

..... Chinese proverb

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

..... Margaret Oliphant

4     "The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."

..... Dolly Parton

     "When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck."

..... Richard C. Cushing

5     "A man my fall many times, but he won't be a failure until he says someone pushed him."

..... Elmer G. Letterman

     "The person who has nothing to brag about but his ancestors is like a potato; the best part of him is underground."

..... Sir Thomas Overbore

6     "There is no true intimacy between souls who do not know how to respect one another's solitude."

..... Thomas Merton

     "If the purpose for learning is to score well on a test, we've lost sight of the real reason for learning."

..... Jennie Fulbright

7     "Be an encourager.  The world has plenty of critics already."

..... Dave Willis

     "Biology gives you a brain.  Life turns it into a mind."

..... Jeffrey  Eugenides

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

..... Maurice Sendak

     "It is not good to know more unless we do more with what we already know."

..... R. K. Bergethon

9     "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."

..... Confucius

     "I knew what my job was; it was to go out and meet the people and love them."

..... Diana, Princess of Wales

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

..... Aldous Huxley

     "Four things come not back.  The spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity."

..... Arabian proverb

11     "Unwilling service earns no thanks."

..... Danish proverb

     "Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

..... Regina Brett

12    "To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them."

..... Arthur Schopenhauer

     "If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow."

..... Chinese proverb

13     "People see God every day; they just don't recognize Him."

..... Pearl Bailey

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

..... Rene Descartes

14    "Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer."

..... Oscar Wilde

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

..... Nelson Mandela

15     "Women lie about their age; men lie about their income."

..... William Feather

     "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant."

..... Robert Louis Stevenson

16     "The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how very much better they are."

..... Eleanor Roosevelt

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

..... Regina Brett

17     "If you enjoy living, it is not difficult to keep the sense of wonder."

..... Ray Bradbury

     "The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done."

..... Arnold Palmer

18     "Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing."

..... Norman Mailer

     "Man is a slow, sloppy and brilliant thinker; the machine is fast, accurate and stupid."

..... William M. Kelly

19     "A man can learn only two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people."

..... Will Rogers

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

..... Edgar Watson Howe

20     "I used to believe that prayer changes things, but now I know that prayer changes us and we change things."

..... Mother Teresa

     "There are two emotions in a plane: boredom and terror.

..... Orson Welles

21     "A good wife and health are a man's best wealth."

..... Proverb

     "A man who lives, not by what he loves but what he hates, is a sick man."

..... Archibald MacLeish

22     "Be neither intimate nor distant with the clergy."

..... Irish proverb

     "If one is to be called a liar one may as well make an effort to deserve the name."

..... A. A. Milne

23     "Often the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth."

..... Mark Twain

     "True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."

..... Kurt Vonnegut

24     "My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there."

.....Charles F. Kettering

     "Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding."

..... Mahatma Gandhi

25     "The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another."

..... J. M. Barrie

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

..... Rudyard Kipling

26     "Some of us are like wheelbarrows, only useful when pushed and easily upset."

..... Jack Herbert

     "Most smiles arfe started by another smile."

.....Frank A. Clark

27     "Nothing is so fatiguing  as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task."

.....William James

     "We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress."

..... Mark Twain

28     "The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible."

..... George Burns

     "It doesn't matter to me if a man is from Harvard or Sing Sing.  We hire the man, not his history."

..... Henry Ford

29     "I love people who make me laugh.  I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh.  It cures a multitude of ills.  It's probably the most important thing in a person."

..... Audrey Hepburn

     "Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have."

..... Thomas A. Edison

30     "When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves."

..... William Arthur Ward

    "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."

..... Maya Angelou

Friday, February 28, 2014

March, 2014

1     "A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills and uses these skills to accomplish his goals."

..... Larry Bird

     "Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn."

..... Benjamin Franklin

2     "A careful driver is one who honks his horn when he goes through a red light."

..... Henry Morgan

     "People need loving the most when they deserve it the least."

..... John Harrigan

3     "It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation."

..... Herman Melville

     "A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."

..... William A. Ward

4     "My life is one long obstacle course, with me being the chief obstacle."

..... Jack Paar

     "Wicked people never have time for reading.  It's one of the reasons for their wickedness."

..... Lemony Snicket

5     "When someone is going downhill everyone likes to give them a kick."

..... Proverb 

     "You cannot teach anybody anything.  You can only help them discover ti within themselves."

..... Galileo

6     "To err is human; to admit it, superhuman."

..... Doug Larson

     "If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people."

..... Chinese proverb

7     "If kids are not introduced to music at an early age, I believe something fundamental is actually being taken away from them."

..... Luciano Pavarotti

     "Problems are only opportunities in work clothes."

..... Henry J. Kaiser

8     "Try to learn something about everything and everything about something."

..... Thomas H. Huxley

     "A human being's first responsibility is to shake hands with himself."

..... Henry Winkler

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

..... Mickey Rooney

     "When you're through changing, you're through."

..... Bruce Barton

10     "Love your neighbor, yet pull not down your hedge."

..... English proverb

     "Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning."

..... Benjamin Franklin

11     "A newspaper is a circulating library with high blood pressure."

..... Arthur Baer

     "Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated."

..... Will Rogers

12     "Don't hold to anger, hurt or pain.  They steal your energy and keep you from love."

..... Leo Buscaglia

     "Mules are always boasting that their ancestors were horses."

..... German proverb

13     "Don't confuse fame with success.  Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other."

..... Erma Bombeck

     "Books may well be the only true magic."

..... Alice Hoffman

14     "At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer."

..... Marshall Lumsden

     "It is after you have lost your teeth that you can afford steaks."

..... Pierre-Auguste Renoir

15     "No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn."

..... Hal Borland

     "It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice."

..... John Cassis

16     "I've given up reading books.  I find it takes my mind off myself."

..... Oscar Levant

     "It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong."

..... Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

17     "May the brooks and trees and singing hills join in the chorus too, and every gentle wind that blows, send happiness to you."

..... Irish blessing

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

..... Martin Luther

18     "Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."

..... Sir Winston Churchill

     "I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than to educate people and hope they were entertained."

..... Walt Disney

19     "If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it."

..... Olin Miller

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

..... Regina Brett

20     "Creativity is a highfalutin word for the work I have to do between now and Tuesday."

..... Ray Kroc

      "It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do for which we are accountable." 

..... Moliere

21     "Start off every day with a simple smile and get it over with."

..... W. C. Fields 

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

..... Oprah Winfrey

22     "The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men."

..... Plato

     "It's OK to let your children see you cry."

..... Regina brett

23     "It is one of the most beautiful compensations in life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself."

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

     "If the fans don't come out to the ball park, you can't stop them."

..... Yogi Berra

24     "If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week."

..... Charles Darwin

     "Plan your work today and every day, then work your plan."

..... Norman Vincent Peale

25     "The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology."

..... Red Auerbach

     "When you put faith, hope, and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world."

..... Zig Ziglar

26     "It's never too late to have a happy childhood."

..... Wayne Dyer

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

..... John Wooden

27     "Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done."

..... Louis D. Brandeis

     "Saint: A dead sinner revised and edited."

..... Ambrose Bierce

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

..... Michael Carr 

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

..... Oliver Herford

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

..... Maya Angelou

     "Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life."

..... Mark Twain

30     "He who gives while he lives, gets to know where it goes."

..... Percy Ross

     "Older man declare war.  But it is youth that must fight and die."

..... Herbert Clark Hoover

31     "Better three hours too soon than a minute too late."

..... William Shakespeare

     "Every solution breeds new problems."

..... Arthur Bloch 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

February, 2014

1     "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."

..... Henry Ford

     "Friends should be preferred to kings."

..... Voltaire     

2     "I never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun."

..... Katherine Hepburn

     "Take time to work - it is the price of success.  Take time to think - it is the source of power.  Take time to laugh - it is the music of the soul."

..... Old English prayer

3     "Mistakes are the portals of discovery."

..... James Joyce

     "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."

..... Roger Caras

4     "Think twice before you speak to a friend in need."

..... Ambrose Bierce

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

..... Mary McLeod Bethune

5     "Don't carry a grudge; while you're carrying a grudge, the other guy's out dancing."

..... Buddy Hackett

     "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."

..... Mahatma Gandhi

6     "One of the most important trips a man can make .... meet the other fellow half way."

..... Brice Van Horn

     "Politeness is an easy virtue, costs little, and has great purchasing power."

..... Louisa May Alcott

7     "I take a simple view of life: keep your eyes open and get on with it."

..... Lawrence Olivier

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

..... Berthold Auerbach

8     "By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."

..... Robert Frost

     "You cannot push anyone up the ladder unless he is willing to climb himself."

..... Andrew Carnegie

9     "The secret of success .... enthusiasm."

..... Walter Chrysler

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

..... Ben Franklin

10     "No one can make you feel inferior without your permission."

..... Eleanor Roosevelt

     "If a life is a journey, then life's greatest tragedy is not enjoying the trip."

.....Bob Marley

11     "One great virtue we'd all like to have is patience ... if only we could find the time for it."

..... Mickey Mantle

     "The kindly word that falls today may bear its fruit tomorrow."

..... Mahatma Ganhi

12     "Im not often bored ... life's not long enough for that."

..... Agatha Christie

     "True friendship is a plant of slow growth."

..... George Washington

13     "They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."

..... Andy Warhol

     "The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age."

..... Lucille Ball

14     "To love another person is to see the force of God."

..... Victor Hugo (Les Miserables)

     "A smiling face is half the meal."

..... Latvian proverb

15     "Silence is one of the great arts of conversation."

..... Hannah More

     "Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet."

..... Roger Miller

16     "You are exactly where you are supposed to be."

..... Old proverb

     "If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it."

..... Jonathan Winters

17     "Children ... the road to success is always under construction."

..... Chris Browne

     " A person who sings, prays twice."

..... Bishop Augustine

18     "You may give gifts without caring ... but you can't care without giving."

..... Frank A. Clark

     "No one has so big a house that he does not need a good neighbor."

..... Swedish proverb

19     "Lost time is never found again."

..... Benjamin Franklin

     "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."

..... Dr. Seuss

20     "Every exit is an entry somewhere else."

..... Tom Stoppard

     "To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it."

..... Mother Teresa

21     "I often quote myself; it adds spice to my conversation."

..... George Bernard Shaw

     "Success is a journey, not a destination."

..... Ben Sweetland

22     "Show me a man who makes no mistakes, and I will show you a man who doesn't do things."

..... Theodore Roosevelt

..... "Let everyone sweep in front of his own door, and the whole world will be clean."

..... Goethe

23     "Real love begins where nothing is expected in return."

..... Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

..... Bob Hope

24     "He started to sing as he tackled the thing that couldn't be done ... and he did it."

..... Edgar A. Guest

     "A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."

..... Nelson Mandela

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

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

     "If your heart is full of love, you always have something to give."

..... Pope John XXII

26     "Dream as if you will live forever.  Live as if you will die today."

..... James Dean

     "Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way."

..... Native American saying

27     "Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it."

..... Helen Keller

     "The greatest possession we have costs nothing, it's known as love."

..... Brian Jett

28     "The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things."

..... Henry Ward Beecher

     "Blessed is he that readeth."

..... (Bible) Revelation 1:3

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

January, 2014

1     "Today is the first blank page of a 365 page book.  Write a good one!"

..... Brad Paisley

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

..... Oprah Winfrey

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

..... Rita Mae Brown

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

..... C. C. Phelps

3     "My only advice is to stay aware, listen carefully, and yell for help if you need it."

..... Judy Blume

     "Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons."

..... Eli Cass

4     "What's the good of living if you don't try a few things?"

..... Charles M. Schulz

     "The way to be nothing is to do nothing."

..... Nathaniel Howe

5     "An animal will always look for a person's intentions by looking them right in the eye."

..... H. Powers

     "You have brains in your head.   You have feet in your shoes.  You can steer yourself any direction you choose."

..... Dr. Seuss

6     "Inside every man there is a poet who died young."

..... Stephan Kanfer

     "The human race has improved everything, but the human race."

..... Adlai E. Stevenson

7     "Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let's not forget this."

..... Cave Eggers

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

..... George Eliot

8     "Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality."

..... Les Brown

     "There's more bad music in jazz than any other form.  Maybe that's because the audience doesn't really know what's happening."

..... Pat Metheny

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

..... Mahatma Gandhi

    "It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one's neighbor."

..... Eric Hoffer

10     "In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, and never in want."

..... Irish toast

     "With wistful eyes we visualize a heaven far away.  While we stumble blindly through a heaven every day."

..... Alexander Solzhenitsyn

11     "When a philosopher wants high ceilings, he goes outside."

..... Henry David Thoreau

     "I can't say as every I was lost, but I was bewildered once for three days."

..... Daniel Boone

12     "I've realized that most of my best ideas have followed a good night's sleep."

..... Thomas Edison

     "I am ready to meet my Maker.  Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter."

..... Winston Churchill

13     "I love deadlines.  I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by."

..... Douglas Adams

     "Yes is a tiny word that can do big things.  Say it often."

..... Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google

14     "When you go out the door in the morning, choose happiness."

..... Michael J. Fox

     "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that."

..... Martin Luther King, Jr.

15     "May your feet make tracks in many snows to come!"

..... Native American blessing

     "It takes two to make a quarrel, but only one to end it."

..... Spanish proverb

16     "Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think."

..... Albert Einstein

     "I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security."

..... Pope Francis

17     "Kindness: a language the deaf can hear, the blind can see, and the mute can speak."

..... Mark Twain

     "To be alive, to be able to see, to walk ... it's all a miracle."

..... Arthur Rubenstein

18     "I don't do great things, I do small things with great love."

..... Mother Teresa

     "Happy Wife ..... Happy Life!"

..... Floral Shop Banner

19     "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."

..... Albert Einstein

     "People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one."

..... Leo Burke

20     "Six essential qualities that are the key to success: sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity."

..... Dr. William Menninger

     "Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it."

..... Publilius Syrus

21     "The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving."

..... Oliver Wendell Holmes

     "Find a job you like and you add five days to every week."

..... H. Jackson Brown

22     "Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."

..... Henry Ward Beecher

     "Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace."

..... Buddha

23     "Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?"

..... Phyllis Diller

     "For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."

..... Bo Bennett

24     "Behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes."

..... Jim Carrey

     "I live my daydreams in music."

..... Albert Einstein

25     "Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversion if it didn't change once in a while."

..... Kin Hubbard

     "Goodness is the only investment that never fails."

..... Henry David Thoreau

26     "Know the true value of time, snatch, seize and enjoy every moment of it."

..... Lord Chesterfield

     "You don't stop laughing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop laughing."

..... Michael Pritchard

27     "Conversation between Adam and Eve must have been difficult ... they had nobody to talk about."

..... Agnes Repplier

     "After thirty, the body has a mind of its own."

..... Bette Midler

28     "Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another."

..... Condorcet

     "When they asked George Washington for his ID, he just took out a quarter."

..... Stephen Wright

29    "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."

..... Winston Churchill

     "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The second best time is now."

..... Chinese proverb

30     "Earth is crammed with heaven."

..... Elizabeth Barrett Browning

     "Always forgive your enemies -- nothing annoys them so much."

..... Oscar Wilde

31     "Every artist was first an amateur. "

..... Ralph Waldo Emerson

     "Try a thing you haven't done three times.  Once, to get over the fear of doing it.  Twice, to learn how to do it.  And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not."

..... Virgil Thompson (Advice at age 93)

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December, 2013

1     "I hope you're proud of yourself for the times you've said "yes" when all it meant was extra work for you and was seemingly helpful only to somebody else."

..... Mr. Rogers

     "In case of doubt, do a little more than you have to."

..... Warren Mitchell

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

..... Regina Brett

     "I am a great believer in luck and the harder I work the more of it I have."

..... Stephen B. Leacock

3     "Happiness is a journey, not a destination."

..... Ben Sweetland

     "As a child lives today, he will live tomorrow."

..... John Dewey

4     "Thin people are beautiful, but fat people are adorable."

..... Jackie Gleason

     "You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time."

..... Charles F. Kettering

5     "Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas."

..... Johnny Carson

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

..... Lee Iacocca

6     "Well arranged time is the surest mark of a well arranged mind."

..... Pitman

     "Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before!  What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.  What if Christmas ... perhaps ... means a little bit more."

..... Dr. Seuss

7     "Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law."

..... Hubert H. Humphrey

     "Pain is such an uncomfortable feeling that even a tiny amount of it is enough to ruin every enjoyment."

..... Will Rogers

8     "Before marriage, a man yearns for a woman.  Afterword, the y is silent.

..... W. A. Clark

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

..... Sir James M. Barrie

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

..... Regina Brett

     "It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle.  It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle."

..... Norman Schwarzkopf

10     "They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."

..... Andy Warhol

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

..... Janis Joplin

11     "Time sneaks up on you like a windshield  on a bug."

..... Jon Lithgow

     "There is no love sincerer than the love of food."

..... George Bernard Shaw

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

..... Regina Brett

     "Parents send their children to college either because they went to college, or because they didn't."

..... L. L. Hendren

13     "From a commercial point of view, if Christmas did not exist it would be necessary to invent it."

..... Katharine Whitehorn

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

..... Johnny Carson

14     "Take a deep breath, count to ten, and tackle each task one step at a time."

..... Linda Shalaway

     "When you go in search of honey, you must expect to be stung by bees."

..... Joseph Joubert

15     "The reason why so little is done, is generally because so little is attempted."

..... Samuel Smiles

     "Your success and happiness lies in you.  Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties."

..... Helen Keller

16     "The toughest thing about being a success is that you've got to keep on being a success."

..... Irving Berlin

     "People learn something every day, and a lot of times it's that what they learned the day before was wrong."

..... Bill Vaughan

17     "Whenever a man does the best he can, then that is all he can do."

..... Harry S Truman

     "He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star."

..... William Blake

18     "He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree."

..... Roy L. Smith

     "I believe in rules.  Sure I do.  If there weren't any rules, how could you break them?"

..... Leo Durocher

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

..... German proverb

     "Diaper backward spells repaid.  Think about it."

..... Marshall Mcluhan

20     "People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes."

..... Abigail Van Buren

     "A new idea is like a child.  It's easier to conceive than to deliver."

..... Ted Koysis

21     "Rich folks always talk hard times."

..... Lillian Smith

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

..... Victor Hugo

22     "Christmas waves a magic wand over this world and behold everything is soft and more beautiful."

..... Norman Vincent Peale

     "In cities, no one is quiet but many are lonely; in the country, people are quiet but few are lonely."

..... Geoffrey F. Fisher

23     "A peasant that reads is a prince in waiting."

..... Walter Mosley

     "It ain't a bad plan to keep still occasionally even when you know what you're talking about."

..... Kin Hubbard

24     "Work harder on yourself than you do on your job."

..... Jim Rohn

     "A man is not old as long as he is seeking something."

..... Jean Rostand

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

..... Regina Brett

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

..... Charles Dickens

26     "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.  If you think about that, you'll do things differently."

..... Warren Buffett

     "My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others.  Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?"

..... Bob Hope

27     "Being honest may not get you a lot of friends but it'll always get you the right ones."

..... John Lennon

     "Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company."

..... Booker T. Washington

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

..... Sam Levenson

     "He who opens a school door, closes a prison."

..... Victor Hugo

29     "Choose your wife as you wish your children to be."

..... Proverb

     "Success has made failures of many men."

..... Cindy Adams

30     "I find television very educating.  Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book."

..... Groucho Marx

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

..... Dalai Lama

31     "Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us."

..... Hal Borland

     "You are never given  dream without also being given the power to make it true.  You may have to work for it, however."

..... Richard Bach

Thursday, October 31, 2013

November, 2013

1     "The difference between a smart man and a wise man is that a smart man knows what to say, a wise man knows whether or not to say it."

..... Frank M. Garafola

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

..... John Wooden

2     "It is the power of thought that gives man power over nature."

..... Hans Christian Anderson

     "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't -- you're right."

..... Henry Ford

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

..... Mark Twain

     "One today is worth two tomorrows."

..... Benjamin Franklin

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

..... Martin Luther King, Jr.

     "Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down."

..... Robert Orben

5     "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

     "Flattery is like cologne water, to be smelt, not swallowed."

..... Josh Billings

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

..... Albert Einstein

     "Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health."

..... Carl Jung

7     "Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing."

..... Oscar Wilde

     "Some people are at the top of the ladder, some are in the middle, still more are at the bottom, and a whole lot more don't even know there is a ladder."

..... Robert H. Schuller

8     "I often quote myself.  It adds spice to my conversation."

..... George Bernard Shaw

     "Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them."

..... Norman Vincent Peale

9     "No man can worship God or love his neighbor on an empty stomach."

..... Woodrow T. Wilson

     "Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better."

..... Jim Rohn

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

..... W. B. Yeats

     "Love thy neighbor -- but don't pull down your hedge."

..... Benjamin Franklin

11     "Instead of loving your enemies -- treat your friends a little better."

..... Edgar Watson Howe

     "If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten."

..... Anthony Robbins

12     "Everybody is a genius.  But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."

..... Albert Einstein

     "Spending time with children is more important then spending money on children."

..... Anthony Douglas Williams

13     "Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.  And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them."

..... Dalai Lama

     "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."

..... William Arthur Ward

14     "An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile -- hoping it will eat him last."

..... Winston Churchill

     "Times change, and we change with them."

..... William Harrison

15     "Education is the best provision for old age."

..... Artistotle

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

..... Basil S. Walsh

16     "The aging process has you firmly in its grip if you never get the urge to throw a snowball."

..... Doug Larson

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

..... Abigail Adams

17     "Denial ain't just a river in Egypt."

..... Al Frank

     "Miracles come in moments.  Be ready and willing."

..... Wayne Dyer

18     "This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer."

..... Will Rogers

     "In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these."

..... Paul Harvey

19     "The lion and the calf will lay down together, but the calf won't get much sleep."

..... Woody Allen

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

..... Abraham Lincoln

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

..... Erwin T. Randall

     "Democracy means simply the bludgeoning of the people by the people for the people."

..... Oscar Wilde

21     "Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits."

..... Thomas A. Edison

     "Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time."

..... Steven Wright

22     "When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion."

..... Ethiopian proverb

     "Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers."

..... Robert Half

23     "A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances.  The real mistake is to stop trying."

..... B. F. Skinner

     "Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again."

..... C. S. Lewis

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

..... Sydney J. Harris

     "The way to keep your health is to eat what you don't won't, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not."

..... Mark Twain

25     "Half of the American people never read a newspaper.  Half never voted for President.  One hopes it is the same half."

..... Vidal Gore

     "No, I don't understand my husband's theory of relativity, but I know my husband, and I know he can be trusted."

..... Elsa Einstein

26     "Darkness can not drive out darkness; only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

..... Martin Luther King Jr.

     "Never write on a subject until you have read yourself full of it."

..... Jean Paul Richter

27     "The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see."

..... Alexandra K. Trenfor

     "You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice."

..... Bob Marley

28     "There is one day that is ours.  Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American."

..... O. Henry

     "Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.  They are consumed in twelve minutes.  Half-times take twelve minutes.  This is not coincidence."

..... Erma Bombeck

29     "Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed.  Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude."

..... Denis Waitley

     "Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul."

..... Samuel Ullman

30     "Few sinners are saved after the first twenty minutes of a sermon."

..... Mark Twain

     "Never do things others can do and will do, if there are things others cannot do or will not do."

..... Amelia Earhart