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Tuesday, September 28, 2004

More Quotes

  • "When you take dancing lessons, you learn steps and you learn steps and you learn steps. It can go on for a long time. And then one day, you just learn to dance, and it is so different." - Bill Austin
  • If you don't know [your family's] history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree. --Michael Crichton
  • Never judge a book by its movie. --J. W. Eagan
  • A horse may be coaxed to drink, but a pencil must be lead. --Stan Laurel
  • Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand. --Unknown
  • You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. --Dale Carnegie
  • Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? --Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
  • True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable. --Dave Tyson Gentry
  • The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind. --Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  • Man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for? --Robert Browning
  • A smile is the lighting system of the face, the cooling system of the head and the heating system of the heart. --Unknown
  • Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourself a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. --Helen Keller
  • There is a difference between imitating a good man and counterfeiting him. --Benjamin Franklin
  • A good education is not so much one which prepares a man to succeed in the world, as one which enables him to sustain a failure. --Bernard Iddings Bell Chaplain, University of Chicago
  • Good friends are good for your health. --Irwin Sarason
  • Pure love and suspicion cannot dwell together: at the door where the latter enters, the former makes its exit. --Alexandre Dumas (1802-1870)
  • Don't sacrifice your life to work and ideals. The most important things in life are human relations. I found that out too late. --Katharinde Susannah Prichard Australian Author
  • Just as a tree without roots is dead, a people without history or culture also becomes a dead people. --Malcolm X (1925-1965)
  • Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life. --Leo Buscaglia
  • We are the hero of our own story. --Mary McCarthy
  • Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit. --Kahlil Gibran
  • Learn as if you were going to live forever. Live as if you were going to die tomorrow. --Mahatma Gandhi
  • Many of life's circumstances are created by three basic choices: the disciplines you choose to keep, the people you choose to be with; and, the laws you choose to obey. --Charles Millhuff
  • There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle The other is as though everything is a miracle. --Albert Einstein
  • Ars Longa, Vita Brevis - Art (is) Long, Life (is) Short --Hippocrates
  • Whenever I see an old lady slip and fall on a wet sidewalk, my first instinct is to laugh. But then I think, what if I was an ant, and she fell on me. Then it wouldn't seem quite so funny. --Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
  • To me, it's a good idea to always carry two sacks of something when you walk around. That way, if anybody says, "Hey, can you give me a hand?" You can say, "Sorry, got these sacks." --Jack Handy Deep Thoughts Is it really a good idea?
  • My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way. --Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
  • Never mistake motion for action. --Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
  • Contrary to most of our scripting, to win does not mean somebody else has to lose --Stephen R. Covey First Things First
  • It takes humility to seek feedback. It takes wisdom to understand it, analyze it, and appropriately act on it. --Stephen R. Covey First Things First
  • Private victories precede public victories --Stephen R. Covey
  • We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. --Ray Bradbury
  • What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. --Aristotle
  • We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. --Aristotle
  • Hope is a waking dream. --Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)
  • Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life. --Henry Doherty (1870 - 1939)
  • Our children are watching us live, and what we ARE shouts louder than anything we can say. --Wilferd A. Peterson
  • Look at the date of this quote: Our earth is degenerate in these latter days; bribery and corruption are common; children no longer obey their parents; and the end of the world is evidently approaching. --Assyrian clay tablet 2800 B.C.
  • The best inheritance a person can give to his children is a few minutes of his time each day --O. A. Battista
  • Children have more need of models, than of critics. --Joseph Joubert
  • Children need your presence more than your presents. --Jesse Jackson
  • You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going. --P. J. O'Rourke
  • There's really no point in having children if you're not going to be home enough to be a father to them. --Anthony Edwards
  • Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. --Napoleon Hill motivational author
  • Child rearing myth #1: Labor ends when the baby is born. --Unknown
  • If you talk to your children, you can help them to keep their lives together. If you talk to them skillfully, you can help them to build future dreams. --Jim Rohn
  • You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. --Franklin P. Adams American journalist
  • In raising my children, I have lost my mind but found my soul. --Lisa T. Shepherd
  • Children have never been very good at listening to adults but they have never failed to imitate them. --James Baldwyn
  • Only those in the last stage of disease could believe that children are true judges of character. --W. H. Auden
  • Good parents give their children Roots and Wings. Roots to know where home is, wings to fly away and exercise what's been taught them. --Jonas Salk
  • All kids need is a little help, a little hope and somebody who believes in them. --Earvin "Magic" Johnson
  • Peace, like charity, begins at home. --Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. --Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970)
  • Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a mustache: You won't be able to find it. But when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you. --Ajahn Chah (Reflections)
  • "Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right."
    - Henry Ford (1863-1947)
  • "Do, or do not. There is no 'try'."
    - Yoda ('The Empire Strikes Back')
  • "The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'."
    - unknown
  • "When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world."
    - George Washington Carver (1864-1943)
  • "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
    - Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931)
  • "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
    - Walt Disney (1901-1966)
  • "The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true."
    - James Branch Cabell
  • "A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship."
    - John D. Rockefeller (1874-1960)
  • "The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."
    - Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
  • "A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."
    - Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), Inaugural Address, January 20, 1953
  • "Basically, I no longer work for anything but the sensation I have while working."
    - Albert Giacometti (sculptor)
  • "Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens."
    - Jimi Hendrix
  • "There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread."
    - Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
  • "Well done is better than well said."
    - Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
  • "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
    - Thomas Watson (1874-1956), Chairman of IBM, 1943
  • "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
    - Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977
  • "The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C', the idea must be feasible."
    - A Yale University management professor in response to student Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service (Smith went on to found Federal Express Corp.)
  • "We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."
    - Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962
  • "Everything that can be invented has been invented."
    - Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899
  • "Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame."
    - Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
  • "We are not retreating - we are advancing in another Direction."
    - General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)
  • "What is the good of having a nice house without a decent planet to put it on?" -Henry David Thoreau
  • "Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein
  • "You cannot train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper."-Dagobert D. Runes
  • "He who opens a school door, closes a prison." -Victor Hugo
  • "Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another." -G. K. Chesterton
  • "Teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty." -Albert Einstein
  • "Our task is not to fix the blame for the past, but to fix the course for the future." -John F. Kennedy
  • "On course doesn't mean perfect. On course means that even when things don't go perfectly you are still going in the right direction." -Charles Garfield
  • "Life at any time can become difficult: life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life."- Morarji Desai
  • "We must be the change we wish to see in the world" -Mahatma Gandhi
  • "The man who has begun to live more seriously within begins to live more simply without." Ernest Hemingway
  • "I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers." -Ralph Nader
  • Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." -George S. Patton
  • “He who possesses the source of enthusiasm will achieve great things. Doubt not. You will gather friends around you as a hair clasp gathers the hair.” I Ching
  • "A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm." -Henrik Ibsen
  • "Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of." - Geri Weitzman
  • “You do not have to be superhuman to do what you believe in.” Debbi Fields (Founder of Ms Fields cookies)
  • "We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action." -Frank Tibolt
  • "The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." -Eden Phillpotts
  • "I never said, 'I want to be alone.' I only said, 'I want to be left alone.' There is all the difference. " - Greta Garbo
  • "How come the dove gets to be the peace symbol? How about the pillow? It has more feathers than the dove, and it doesn't have that dangerous beak." -Jack Handy
  • "Do not bite the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it." -Thomas Jefferson
  • "People who count their chickens before they are hatched, act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately." -Oscar Wilde\
  • "Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made." -Robert Schuller
  • "I always turn to the sports page first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures." -Earl Warren (former supreme court justice)
  • "The things that are ours cannot be given away, or taken away, or lost. We break our hearts, all of us, trying to keep things that do not belong to us - and to which we have no right." -Myrtle Reed
  • "Take time to gather up the past so that you will be able to draw from your experience and invest them in the future." -Jim Rohn
  • "The more faithfully you listen to the voice within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside." -Dag Hammarskjöld
  • "A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. " -George Moore
  • "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page" -St. Augustine
  • "We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us." -Marcel Proust
  • "You don't write because you want to say something; you write because you've got something to say." -F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live." -Henry David Thoreau
  • "Why I write: Not so much to please, soothe or console, as to challenge, provoke, stimulate, even anger if necessary -- whatever's required to force the reader to think, feel, react, make choices. Such is my aim." -Edward Abbey
  • "When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer." -Isaac Singer
  • "In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you." -Mortimer Adler
  • "It is often said that one has but one life to live, but that is nonsense. For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in all periods of time." -Louis L'Amour
  • "Reading makes immigrants of us all -- it takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere." -Hazel Rochman
  • "Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience." -Clarence Day
  • "I had seen a little and knew a lot; now I have seen a little more, and know a lot less" -Micah Allen
  • "If it is a mistake of the head and not the heart don't worry about it, that's the way we learn." -Earl Warren
  • "If the creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out. "-Arthur Koestler
  • "People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."-Carl Rodgers
  • "To live only for some future goal is shallow. It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top." -Robert M. Pirsig
  • "There is a great difference between worry and concern. A worried person sees a problem, and a concerned person solves a problem." -Harold Stephens
  • "It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." Harry Truman
  • "Just remember, when you're over the hill, you begin to pick up speed." -Charles Schulz
  • "The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."
    - Mark Twain (1835-1910)

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