Non violence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence.
The victor belongs to the spoils.
Victory is a political fiction.
People should know what you stand for. They should also know what you won't stand for.
The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
The rainy days a man saves for usually seem to arrive during his vacation.
A period of travel and relaxation when you take twice the clothes and half the money you need.
Better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.
UNDERSTANDING does not necessarily mean AGREEMENT.
The key to understanding others is to first understand yourself
Many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request.
The early twenties when we drank wood alcohol and every day in every way grew better and better, and there was a first abortive shortening of the skirts, and girls all looked alike in sweater dresses, and people you didn't want to know said Yes, we have no bananas, and it seemed only a question of a few years before the older people would step aside and let the world be run by those who saw things as they were -- and it all seems rosy and romantic to us who were young then, because we will never feel quite so intensely about our surroundings any more.
Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children's party taken over by the elders.
As a result of trying to solve the big problems we face in life, many of us end up sacrificing individual relationships by doing things that we may consider as being small or insignificant at the time. This reminds us of the George and Gracie routine where George asks Gracie, How do you cook a pot roast? She replied, I put both a big pot roast and a small pot roast in the oven. When the small one is burnt, the big one is done just right!
The best angle from which to approach a problem is the Try-angle.
There is merit in the attempt, and a whole lot accomplished along the way.
Being free of pretence does not mean you are in touch with the truth. Sincerity is not proof.
I have seen the truth and it makes no sense.
Nothing ruins the truth like stretching it.
Just because you can laugh doesn't mean you can't tell the truth. Truth is often the jester.
Beware of the half truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half.
When in doubt, tell the truth.
Have a deep respect for the source of life and also for the ocean, for the forest, for the stars and for the truth.
Truth comes only to a prepared mind.
Truth is the greatest gift of life and love is the exercise of that truth.
The TRUTH: It may not lead you to where you thought you were going, but it will always lead you somewhere better. When ignored, it will eventually show itself. The closeness of your relationships is directly proportional to the degree to which you have revealed the truth about yourself. It can be painful.
The open-minded see the truth in different things: the narrow-minded see only the differences.
Some people develop eye strain looking for trouble
Trouble has no necessary connection with discouragement -- discouragement has a germ of its own, as different from trouble as arthritis is different from a stiff joint.
Those that say you can't take it with you never saw a car packed for a vacation trip.
The bigger the summer vacation the harder the fall.
The alternative to a vacation is to stay home and tip every third person you see.
Old men and far travelers may lie with authority.
If it's tourist season, why can't we kill them?
Every year it takes less time to fly across the Atlantic and more time to drive to the office.
O God, thy sea is so great, and my boat is so small.
When tolerance is not afforded to those so well-deserved, it speaks ill of the one who feels he cannot afford to give it.
The woman who says she won't be a minute is usually right.
Time cuts down all, both great and small.
Time invested in improving ourselves cuts down on time wasted in disapproving of others.
Time is nature's way of making sure that everything doesn't happen at once.
Time spent in getting even would be better spent in getting ahead.
To save time is to lengthen life.
You love what you find time to do.
What comes first, the compass or the clock? Before one can truly manage time (the clock), it is important to know where you are going, what your priorities and goals are, in which direction you are headed (the compass). Where you are headed is more important than how fast you are going. Rather than always focusing on what's urgent, learn to focus on what is really important.
A man's main job is to become supremely aware of and intimately involved in the great issues of his time
Get into the habit of asking yourself if what you are doing can be handled by someone else.
A person who borrows your watch, tells you what time it is, pockets your watch, and then sends you a bill for it.
Priority: A statement of the importance of a user or a program. Often expressed as a relative priority, indicating that the user doesn't care when the work is completed so long as he is treated less badly than someone else.
One thing you can't recycle is wasted time
The infinite is in the finite of every instant.
Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few things in this world that you get free of charge. If you had all the money in the world, you couldn't buy an extra hour. What will you do with this priceless treasure? Remember, you must
I am what you will be, I was what you are.
An alarm clock is a device that makes you rise and whine.
He that lacks the time to mourn, lacks time to mend.
Everything in this life takes longer than you think except life itself.
Think all you speak, but speak not all you think.
Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples don't count on harvesting golden Delicious .
No man can ever be greater than his loftiest thoughts.
Some have half-baked ideas because their ideals are not heated up enough.
Some people study all their life, and at death they have learned everything except how to think.
Tell your boss what you think of him and the truth shall set you free.
The brain that bubbles with phrases has hard work to collect its thoughts.
Think then act safely.
The reason there are so few good talkers in public is that there are so few thinkers in private.
Think twice before you speak, then say it to yourself first.
Thinking is only a process of talking to yourself.
Thinkers think and doers do. But until the thinkers do and the doers think, progress will be just another word in the already overburdened vocabulary of the talkers who talk.
To know the true reality of yourself, you must be aware not only of your conscious thoughts, but also of your unconscious prejudices, bias and habits.
Thinking things has been done through the ages; knowing things remains to be done.
Vacant minds must have their uses, yet it seems a pity to waste first-class bodies on them.
When someone you greatly admire and respect appears to be thinking deep thoughts, they are probably thinking about lunch.
To be free of destructive stress don't sweat the small stuff and by realizing that all stuff is small.
If we triumph in the little things of our common hours, we are sure to triumph in our lives.
Little pots soon boil over.
Someone has calculated that in fifteen minutes a day we can read the Bible through twice in a year's time.
Increased QUALITY/PRODUCTIVITY is made up of 1000s of small improvements. Just like Gulliver who was held down by 1000s of threads. Each one doesn't seem to mean much, and in the case of a thread, can be easily broken. But 1000s of them can have a very strong effect.
All great things are only a number of small things that have carefully been collected together.
Most people give off as much heat as a 100 watt bulb, but not as much light.
When you're in the right, you can afford to keep your temper. When in the wrong, you can't afford to lose it.
Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand.
Technology is the drug of choice for most Americans. Source unknown Theory: when you have ideas. Ideology: when ideas have you.
Technology does not drive change -- it enables change.
Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
The fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
The six most important words: I admit I made a mistake The five most important words: You did a good job The four most important words: What is YOUR opinion? The three most important words: If you please The two most important words: Thank You The one most important word: We The least important word: I.
It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won't save us any more than love did.
It doesn't matter much where you live. It only matters how well you live when you're there
First I was dying to finish high-school and start college. Then I was dying to finish college and start working. Next, I was dying for my children to grow old enough for school, so I could return to work. Finally, I was dying to retire. And now, I am dying
After all, life is really simple; we ourselves create the circumstances that complicate it.
A man's life is 20 years of having his mother ask him where he is going, 40 years of having his wife ask the same question and, at the end, perhaps having the mourners wondering too.
A life is like a tree -- if you don't make it straight when its young and green, you'll never do it when it's old and dry.
Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat... the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.
Life is like wine, the longer you take to enjoy it the more chance you've got of tasting vinegar.
Life is but a game and we are the playthings of the gods.
Life is a video game. No matter how good you get, you are always zapped in the end
Life is a continual process of remaking ourselves.
Life in the Fast Lane Playing in Traffic intense stressful challenging overwhelming fulfilling demanding exciting nerve-wrecking entrepreneurial unrelenting empowered exposed: no place to hide flexible confusing results compensation sweatshop team ascendancy ego suppression flat organizations who's my boss no titles no status customer focus self-abnegation decentralized decision making chaos the end of tenure the end of security no complacency fear ongoing change burnout
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
Life is tragic for those who have plenty to live on and nothing to live for.
Life is not one thing after another. It's the same damn thing over and over!
To live is to go on a journey; to die is to come back home.
Taken in any context, except seriously, life on earth is palatable and positively enjoyable.
To a wise man every day is a new life.
The truest end of life, is to find the life that doesn't end.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
The average person living to age 70 has 613, 000 hours of life. This is too long a period not to have fun.
One recipe for a longer life; Never exceed the speed limit.
Take life as you find it, but don't leave it that way
One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure its worth watching.
No one finds life worth living; he must make it worth living.
Live poor so you can die rich.
Living the truth in your heart without compromise brings kindness into the world. Attempts at kindness that compromise your heart cause only sadness.
Making a life comes before making a living.
Live for those who love me, For those who know me true, For the Heaven that smiles above me, And awaits my coming too; For the cause that lacks resistance, For the future and the distance, And the good that I can do.
Life without meaning cannot be borne. We find a mission to which we're sworn
The major justification for a life is the happiness and reward it brings to other lives.
Life is not so much a matter of position as of disposition
Defend your limitations and you own them!
God gave us two ears and one mouth, so we can hear twice as much as we say.
You can judge a good listener by asking the talker at the end of the conversation what the listener's position is on the topic. If the talker doesn't know, then the listener has probably done a good job of listening.
When you are in it up to your ears, keep your mouth shut
There is only one rule to become a good talker, learn how to listen.
Opportunities are often missed because we are broadcasting when we should be listening.
One of the hardest things to do in life is to listen without intent to reply.
Listening: A wise old owl sat in an oak. The longer he sat, the less he spoke. The less he spoke, the more he heard. Why can't we be like that wise old bird?
Hear much, speak little
His thoughts were slow. His words were few and never formed to glisten. But he was a joy to all his friends, you should have heard him LISTEN!
Let me walk three weeks in the footsteps of my enemy, carry the same burden, have the same trials as he, before I say one word to criticize.
We are most of us very lonely in this world; you who have any who love you, cling to them and thank God.
Many will detest you if you spend all your love on yourself.
Without His love I can do nothing, with His love there is nothing I cannot do.
What's so remarkable about Love at first sight? It's when people have been looking at each other for years that it becomes remarkable.
What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.
We will invent new lullabies, new songs, new acts of love, we will cry over things we used to laugh and our new wisdom will bring tears to eyes of gentle creatures from other planets who were afraid of us till then and in the end a summer with wild winds and new friends will be.
True love means two seeds grow separately until they join in Matrimony forever.
Those who haven't loved somebody else, more than they love themselves haven't even begun to live
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart.
Once you have learned to love, You will have learned to live.
Never try to define love. Once defined love is confined. Once confined -- It dies.
Love will find a way. Indifference will find an excuse.
LOVE, the feeling, is the fruit of LOVE, the verb.
Love may be blind, but it can sure find its way around in the dark!
Love is the poetry of the senses.
Love is the bridge between two hearts.
Love is like a poisonous mushroom -- you don't know if it is the real thing until it is too late
Live for love. Without love, you don't live.
It is well to be happy and wise and well to be honest and true; it is well to be off with the old love, before you are on with the new.
Is your love for the Lord sufficient to give all your time and talents to his work?
No three words have greater power than I Love You.
If there is anything better than to be loved it is loving.
If you had it all to do over, would you fall in love with yourself again?
If love is shelter, I'm going to walk in the rain.
If marriage is your object, you'd better start loving your subject.
But true love is a durable fire, in the mind ever burning. Never sick, never old, never dead. From itself never turning.
I define love for our purpose as the passion of one being for another in the hope of being loved in return.
At any rate, let us love for a while, for a year or so, you and me. That's a form of divine drunkenness that we can all try.
A good marriage winds up as a meeting of minds, which had better be pretty good to start with.
As Plato sometimes speaks of the divine love, it arises not out of indigency, as created love does, but out of fullness and redundancy; it is an overflowing fountain, and that love which descends upon created being is a free efflux from the almighty source of love; and it is well pleasing to him that those creatures which he hath made should partake of it.
If we discovered we only had five minutes left to say all we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people telling other people that they loved them.
The one who loves least controls the relationship.
Always laugh heartily at the jokes your boss tells, it maybe a loyalty test.
Luck always seems to be against the man who depends on it.
Luck is a very good word if you put a P before it.
Success is just a matter of luck, all you need to do is ask a failure. History may be written by academics but it's rarely created by them.
Good luck is a lazy man's estimate of a worker's success.
Successful Project Management: PLAN, EXECUTE, EVALUATE Sounds simple, but most projects aren't well planned nor are they evaluated well. The tendency is to jump right into execution and as soon as execution is completed (which usually isn't soon), move on to the next project without evaluating what happen on the present project and what could have been improved. Successful project management requires more front and back end resources (and less middle) than are usually allocated.
If you want to manage somebody, manage yourself. Do that well and you'll be ready to stop managing. And start leading.
An executive is someone who talks with visitors so the other employees can get their work done.
To be a successful hostess, when guest arrive say, At last! and when they leave say, So soon!
Politeness is benevolence in small things.
Manners are happy ways of doing things.
Anyone can be polite to a king. It takes a gentleman to be polite to a beggar.
Whether a fellow winds up with a nest egg or a goose egg depends a heap on the kind of chick he married.
Marriage is an institution, but who wants to live in an institution?
A good marriage is like a casserole, only those responsible for it really know what goes in it.
A marriage is a series of friendships. Love serves as its underlying theme. Friendships provide it with the new challenges around which the relationship further develops. Each type of friendship with ones partner comes into being, rises to a peak of enthusiasm, and then wanes away in our cedar chest of sentimental values. Every once in a while we go to the chest and draw out a friendship item to give us a shot in the arm. Then we put it away till another day.
Marriage is like a violin. After the music is over, you still have the strings.
Marriage is like a hot bath. Once you get used to it, it's not so hot.
Any man who married for money and got it. Earned it.
Compromise: An amiable arrangement between husband and wife whereby they agree to let her have her own way.
If it weren't for marriage, men and women would have to fight with total strangers.
He believes that marriage and a career don't mix. So after the wedding he plans to quit his job.
Marital Freedom: The liberty that allows a husband to do exactly that which his wife pleases.
Marriage is a three ring circus: engagement ring, wedding ring, and suffering.
The pretentiously -- named ensuite bathroom is a major factor in divorce. Privacy is paramount in marriage.
No man was ever shot by his wife while doing the dishes.
The man who says his wife can't take a joke forgets that she took him.
Marriage isn't a word... it's a sentence.
One of society's biggest problems today is that we've allowed relationships to be accepted as impermanent, particularly marriage.
If you see ninety-nine people running one way and three going the opposite, don't be too quick to join the majority.
Junk is something you keep for years and then throw out two weeks before you need it.
Once one is caught up into the material world not one person in ten thousand finds the time to form literary taste, to examine the validity of philosophic concepts for himself, or to form what, for lack of a better phrase, I might call the wise and tragic sense of life.
By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future.
Maturity is the time of life when, if you had the time, you'd have the time of your life.
Sleep is better than medicine.
The best pedigree in the world won't sell a lame race horse.
No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there.
So live that your memories will be part of your happiness.
Nothing improves the memory more than trying to forget.
Memory: We retain: 10 percent of what we read; 20 percent of what we hear; 30 percent of what we see ?50 percent of what we hear and see; 70 percent of what we say; 90 percent of what we say and do
People with good memories seldom remember anything worth remembering.
Be careful about lending a friend money. It may damage her memory.
All men are two meters tall... give or take a meter.
What God wants are men great enough to be small enough to be used.
Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known.
Men often give love for sex, women often give sex for love.
Men never remember, but women never forget.
In case of doubt we should always lean on the side of mercy.
The mind, like the dyer's hand, is colored by what it holds.
Don't let your mind go wandering, its too small to go out by itself.
Great athletes train their minds as well as their bodies. There are various mental conditioning techniques many use when preparing for an event. Perhaps the best known technique is visualization, creating a mental image not only of the desired result (the gold medal, a new world record, a hole-in-one), but also of every move that will be taken en route to the ultimate goal.
Like swift water an active mind never stagnates.
If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, just what does an empty desk mean?
Nature abhors a vacuum. When a head lacks brains, nature fills it with conceit.
Prosperity begins with a state of mind.
One dull pencil is worth two sharp minds.
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
The blessing of an active mind, when it is in a good condition, is, that it not only employ itself, but is almost sure to be the means of giving wholesome employment to others.
The brain is the only part of the human machine that doesn't wear out. Probably it's because the brain is the only part that is not overworked.
The water we drink has to be purified, but look at the trash we feed our minds.
The mind like a parachute functions only when open.
What you THINK about reveals what you ARE. Sometimes we need to do a check-up from the neck-up.
The miracles of nature do not seem miracles because they are so common. If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world.
Do anything, even the impossible; it may only take a little longer when a miracle is required.
Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to partially neglect since early childhood.
The difference between goals and mission is reflected in the difference between I want to get married and I want to have a successful marriage.
Learn from the mistakes of others -- you can never live long enough to make them all yourself.
I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones.
It's easy to stop making mistakes. Just stop having ideas.
Learn from your parents mistakes -- use birth control.
It is said that only a fool learns from his own mistakes, a wise man from the mistakes of others.
A man who never made a mistake, never made anything worth a darn.
We don't make mistakes, we only have happy accidents.
A mistake at least proves that somebody stopped talking long enough to DO something.
MISTAKES are the stepping stones that lead to future accomplishments.
There is nothing wrong with making mistakes. Just don't respond with errors.
Things could be worse. Suppose your errors were counted and published every day, like those of a baseball player.
Make the mistakes of yesterday your lessons for today.
It speaks volumes for a person that when placed in quite different situations, they display the same spirit of moderation.
Even moderation ought not to be practiced to excess.
It's always well to be the smartest thinker, but is won't get you very far unless you're the plainest talker.
Act as though you cannot fail but keep a humble spirit.
Profits are an opinion, cash is a fact.
Revenue is vanity... margin is sanity... cash is king.
Money can't buy health, happiness, or what it did last year.
Money talks and often just says, Good Bye.
Money will buy a bed but not sleep; books but not brains; food but not appetite; finery but not beauty; a house but not a home; medicine but not health; luxuries but not culture; amusements but not happiness; religion but not salvation; a passport to everywhere but heaven.
Once upon a time only Washington's face was on our money, now Washington's hands are on it too.
Money doesn't always bring happiness. A man with ten million dollars is no happier than a man with nine million dollars.
If you're going to lend money make sure somebody else is around. If you're going to give money make sure nobody else is around.
Money can't buy happiness; it can, however, rent it.
Anyone can be great with money. With money, greatness is not a talent but an obligation. The trick is to be great without money.
Many people convince themselves if it is economically necessary, it's morally right. That's not always the case.
Mother-in-law: A woman who destroys her son-in-law's peace of mind by giving him a piece of hers.
A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother.
We must treasure the achievers of our land because it's they who raise the sights of all the others.
Better to see the face than to hear the name.
Need is the driving force, Need makes people better -- luck only makes them worse.
Love thy neighbor but keep your high.
Past tense means you used to be nervous.
Flash'd from his bed the electric tidings came, he is no better, he is much the same.
Today's news was published by word of mouth in the streets of ancient Athens.
Obedience is a word and concept from which the valiant look for their deliverance.
Unwavering obedience to the true principles we learn will assure us spiritual survival.
Obedience without faith is possible, but not faith without obedience.
Obesity is a condition which proves that the Lord does not help those who help themselves and help themselves and help themselves.
Life is queer with its twists and turns, As everyone of us sometimes learns, And many a failure turns about, When he might have won had he stuck it out, Don't give up though the race seems slow, You may succeed with another blow, Success is failure turned inside out, The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, And be near when it seems so far, So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit, It's when things seem worse, That you must not quit.
It takes a little courage, and a little self -- control. And some grim determination, If you want to reach the goal. It takes a deal of striving, and a firm and stern-set chin. No matter what the battle, If you really want to win. There's no easy path to glory, There's no road to fame. Life, however we may view it, Is no simple parlor game; But it's prizes call for fighting, For endurance and for grit; For a rugged disposition and don't know when to quit.
Defeat may test you; it need not stop you. If at first you don't succeed, try another way. For every obstacle there is a solution. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. The greatest mistake is giving up.
An obstacle is something you see when you take your eyes off the goals you are trying to reach.
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
The only cure for seasickness is to sit on the shady side of a church in the country.
If God thought about you as much as you think about Him, where would you be?
Don't worry over what other people are thinking about you. They're too busy worrying over what you are thinking about them.
Don't be swayed just because they say it's public opinion. Remember, public opinion is simple what everybody else thinks.
A man is getting along on the road to wisdom when he begins to realize that his opinion is just an opinion.
A great deal of laziness of mind is called liberty of opinion.
A fellow can't keep people from having a bad opinion of him, but he can keep them from being right about it.
In my opinion a mathematician need not preoccupy himself with philosophy -- An opinion, moreover, which has been expressed by many philosophers.
My play was a complete success. The audience was a failure.
Opinions are the cheapest commodities in the world.
In every fat book there is a thin book trying to get out.
You're entitled to your own opinions. Your are not entitled to your own facts.
The deadliest contagion is majority opinion.
The average man's opinions are generally of more value to himself than to anyone else.
The door of opportunity is wide open if you are prepared.
Do not wait for ideal circumstances nor for the best opportunities; they will never come.
Some people steer by the light from the stars, while others steer by the lights from each passing ship.
Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.
Opportunity is ever worth expecting; let your hook be ever hanging ready, the fish will be in the pool where you least imagine it to be.
Opportunity is no more than a better way of serving and providing for humanities needs.
A sign on the door of Opportunity reads Push.
Opportunities comes from knocking on doors until they open.
Opportunity always looks better going than coming.
A wise man doesn't just wait for the right opportunity, He creates the right opportunity.
God supplies us with the opportunity, but He cannot take advantage of it for us.
Few cases of eyestrain have been developed by looking on the bright side of things.
Every minute starts an hour and every minute is a new opportunity. Each time the clock ticks you have a chance to start over, to say, do, think, or feel something in such a way that you and the world are better for it.
Do you see difficulties in every opportunity or opportunities in every difficulty?
Opportunities are never lost; they are taken by others.
Many people seem to think that opportunity means a chance to get money without earning it.
To recognize an opportunity and use it is the difference between success and failure.
Many of us have heard opportunity knocking at our door, but by the time we unhooked the chain, pushed back the bolt, turned two locks, and shuts off the burglar alarm -- it was gone.
Why are there so many people who never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity?
Given a sufficient number of people and an adequate amount of time you can create insurmountable opposition to the most inconsequential idea.
Success comes in cans, failure in can'ts.
Optimism is the content of small men in high places.
Don't be too optimistic. The light at the end of the tunnel may be another train.
Be an optimist -- at least until they start moving animals in pairs to Cape Canaveral.
Organization is the enemy of improvisation.
The foolish think that nothing is well done, except that which they do themselves.
In a world where the outrageous has become the norm, stable organizations make no sense.
Organizations that remain vital show their new employees that they are needed. At the same time, they never forget the value of their long-service employees. And they always give both a second chance.
To know where you can find a thing is the chief part of learning.
The new organization is edgeless, permeable, amorphous... constantly re-forming according to need.
I have often told you that I am that little fish who swims about under a shark and, I believe, lives indelicately on its offal. Anyway, that is the way I am. Life moves over me in a vast black shadow and I swallow whatever it drops with relish, having learned in a very hard school that one cannot be both a parasite and enjoy self-nourishment without moving in worlds too fantastic for even my disordered imagination to people with meaning.
If your children look up to you, you've made a success of life's biggest job.
Don't be discouraged if your children reject your advice. Years later they will offer it to their own offspring.
The trouble with parents is that by the time they are experienced, they are unemployed.
The powerful play goes on -- and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?
Passion is the trigger of success.
The happiness in this life does not consist of being devoid of passion, but mastering them.
It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.
A lot of people go through life like they are rowing a boat. They look at where they have been (the PAST) rather than where they are going (the FUTURE).
If you look back too much, you will soon be headed that way
If you must cry over spilled milk then please try to condense it
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
It's very expressive of myself. I just lump everything in a great heap which I have labeled the past, and, having thus emptied this deep reservoir that was once myself, I am ready to continue.
The beauty of the past is that it is the past. The beauty of the now is to know it. The beauty of the future is to see where one is going.
The rewards in life go to those who are willing to give up the past
Patience carries a lot of wait
Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow -- that is patience.
A patient man is one who can put up with himself.
If you are tempted to lose patience with your fellowman; stop and think how patient God has been with you.
Like farmers we need to learn that we cannot sow and reap the same day.
Patience is counting down without blasting off
Of all the things that tax a man's patience, there's nothing to compare with a stuck zipper.
Peace may cost as much as war, but it is a better buy.
Peace won by the compromise of principles is a short-lived achievement.
The best way to end a war is not to begin it.
Two things rob people of their peace of mind : work unfinished and work not yet begun.
Peace is the deliberate adjustment of my life to the will of God.
Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.
Maintain peace with men, war with their vices.
We are the people our parents warned us about.
There are two kinds of people; those who can count and those who can't.
People will teach you how to sell them if you'll pay attention to the messages they send you.
The nearest to perfection that most people come is when filling out an employment application.
No one becomes perfect, but some become great.
It is no crime not to be perfect
The person who wins may have been counted out several times, but didn't hear the referee.
When the going gets tough, the tough hang in there.
Perseverance, self-reliance, energetic effort, are doubly strengthened when your rise to battle again.
If you get up one time more than you fall, you will make it through.
It's when things get rough and you don't quit that success comes.
Your persistence is your measure of faith in yourself.
I doubt anyone will ever see -- anywhere -- a memorial to a pessimist.
Keep quiet and people will think you a philosopher.
Tell me doctor, with all of your defenses, are there any provisions for an attack by killer bees?
Most of us know when and where the Pilgrims landed, but few of us know why.
The pioneer who fought for his liberties now has descendants who take them.
Most people are content to let perfect days happen at random rather than PLAN for them.
Planning without action is futile, action without planning is fatal
The person who doesn't know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn't know where his last dollar went.
PLANNING VS REACTING: How organized are you? Could your life be called a ballet or is it a hockey game (or a pin-ball machine)? However, even in a hockey game, good hockey player learn to skate to where the puck WILL BE.
Plan well before you take the journey. Remember the carpenter's rule: Measure twice, cut once.
Plan more than you can do, then do it. Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it. Hitch your wagon to a star, keep your seat, and there you are
Before you build a better mousetrap, it helps to know if there are any mice out there.
It's never too late to start planning for the future.
For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned.
Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you --like music to the musician or Marxism to the Communist --or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.
Poetry doesn't belong to those who write it, but to those who need it.
To find out what others are feeling, don't prod or poke. If you want play with a turtle, you can't get it to come out of its shell by prodding and poking it with a stick, you might kill it. Be gentle not harsh, hard or forceful.
Any man with a fine shock of hair, a good set of teeth, and a bewitching smile can park his brains, if he has any, and run for public office.
A recent survey was said to prove that the people we Americans most admire are our politicians and doctors. I don't believe it. They are simply the people we are most afraid of. And with the most reason.
Nothing can be said about our politics that has not already been said about hemorrhoids.
Politicians should never put themselves first: governments should put people first and all of us should put our country first.
The most difficult choice a politician must ever make is whether to be a hypocrite or a liar.
Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.
Until you've been in politics you've never really been alive; it's rough and sometimes it's dirty and it's always hard work and tedious details. But, it's the only sport for grown-ups all other games are for kids.
I've given parties that have made Indian rajahs green with envy. I've had prima donnas break $10, 000 engagements to come to my smallest dinners. When you were still playing button back in Ohio, I entertained on a cruising trip that was so much fun that I had to sink my yacht to make my guests go home.
Lay up your treasures in heaven where there is no depreciation.
It is wise to keep in mind that no success or failure is necessarily final.
Two people can do anything as long as one of them is the Lord.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
You never know what you can do until you try.
Start viewing the possible as probable. You'll be surprised at what you can accomplish.
An old colored brother is said to have finished his prayer with words like these: and now good Lord; I know that you ain't going to let nothing come to me that me and you together can't handle.
Some people who think that everything is a nail, are down on themselves because they are not a hammer. They tend to deprecate their own unique talents and capacities to use a chisel or a pair of pliers.
Reach up as far as you can, and God will reach down all the way.
The Lord doesn't always choose men for what they are, but for what they can become.
He who ashamed of his poverty would be equally proud of his wealth.
The only weapon that becomes sharper with constant use is the tongue.
If you must strike a man from behind, slap hi on the back.
When life seems just a dreary grind; and things seem fated to annoy; say something nice to someone else and watch the world light up with joy.
Prayer is a passport to heaven. Your communication with God.
Do not make prayer a monologue -- make it a conversation.
Our thanks to God should always precede our requests.
Pray for what you want, but work for what you need.
Seven days without prayer makes one weak.
Prayer moves the hand that moves the universe.
A minister asked a little boy how to get to the Post Office. After the little boy told him, the minister said, Why don't you come to church tonight? I'm giving instructions on how to get to heaven. After thinking a minute, the boy replied, I don't think so. You don't even know how to get to the Post Office.
Prejudice is a great timesaver. It enables you to form opinions without bothering to get facts.
Prejudice is being down on something you're not up on.
I wander if there really is a brave man with a really good imagination? If hypocrisy was destructive to the environment the world would have ended a long, long time ago.
Our prejudices are our robbers, they rob us valuable things in life.
Today's preparation determines tomorrow's achievement.
Look for the best, prepare for the worst, and take what comes.
Every day is just one day.
Look well to this day, for it, and it alone is life.
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
We can live forever, a minute at a time.
We should be ashamed of our pride, but never proud of our shame.
Swallowing your pride seldom leads to indigestion
Pride is a personal commitment. It is an attitude which separates excellence from mediocrity.
Pride makes us esteem ourselves; vanity desires the esteem of others.
Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there.
Principal is a passion for truth!
Every big problem was at one time a wee disturbance.
Anytime you think that the problem is out there, that thought in itself may be the problem. If it is out there then you have no control and you have to wait until it changes.
Successful people are simply people who learn to solve their problems... they are not people without problems.
All things come to those who wait, but when they come they're out of date.
Someday is not a day of the week.
I remember reading somewhere about an organization called Procrastinators Anonymous. I think they had been in existence for some years but had never gotten around to having a meeting.
The best labor saving device is doing it tomorrow
Professionalism: It's NOT the job you DO, It's HOW you DO the job.
Pros are people who do jobs well even when they don't feel like it.
Why aren't we making any progress towards a crime-free society? We're not making progress because we are too damn busy making excuses.
Most people are in favor of progress, it's the changes they don't like.
Today's progress was yesterday's plan.
The three most important factors in buying a home are, location, location, location!
The difference between a neurotic, a psychotic, and a psychiatrist. The neurotic builds castles in the sky, the psychotic lives in them and the psychiatrist collects the rent.
You go to psychiatrist when your slightly cracked and keep going until you're completely broke.
No decent career was ever founded on a public.
Next to the prosperity of a good person, I am best pleased with the confusion of a rascal.
Ordinary people think merely of spending time. Great people think of using it.
Are we interested in sight seeing or soul saving?
He who clings to life shall lose it -- but losing it in a right cause will gain it.
Pep without purpose is piffle.
If we don't stand for something, we may fall for anything.
What on earth are you doing for Heaven's sake?
Anyone can live heroically and successfully for one day. The man who achieves a high purpose makes that day the pattern for all the days of his life.
Quality will be prized as a precious possession.
When you're out of quality you're out of business.
Produce great pumpkins, the pies will follow later.
If you don't have time to do it right you must have time to do it over.
There are no foolish questions and no one becomes a fool until they have stopped asking questions.
When someone says, That's a good question. You can be sure it's a lot better than the answer you're going to get.
The word question is derived from the Latin quarrier (to seek) which is the same root as the word for quest. A creative life is a continued quest, and good questions can be very useful guides. Most useful are open-ended questions; they allow for fresh unanticipated answers to reveal themselves.
An educated man is one who has finally discovered that there are some questions to which nobody has the answer.
An expert knows all the answers -- if you ask the right questions.
Beware of the man who knows the answer before he understands the question.
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
My generation of radicals and breakers-down never found anything to take the place of the old virtues of work and courage and the old graces of courtesy and politeness.
The truly educated man is that rare individual who can separate reality from illusion.
If someone offers to furnish a sure test, ask what the test was which made the sure test sure.
Man always has two reasons for the things he does; the logical one and the real one.
You can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into.
Reincarnation: People coming back to life at quitting time.
A close relative is one you see occasionally between family funerals.
Go to friends for advice, woman for love, strangers for charity and relatives for nothing.
A good test of a man's religion is its vitality.
Religion is like holding on to a rock in the middle of a raging river; faith is learning how to swim.
The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour.
The easiest way to get a reputation is to go outside the fold, shout around for a few years as a violent atheist or a dangerous radical, and then crawl back to the shelter.
Reputations will continue to be made by many acts and be lost by one.
Nobody raises his own reputation by lowering others
It is easier for a woman to defend her virtue against men than her reputation against women.
To write it, it took three months; to conceive it --three minutes; to collect the data in it --all my life.
Scientific research consists in seeing what everyone else has seen, but thinking what no one else has thought.
Reverence is one of the signs of strength, irreverence one of the surest indications of weakness. No man will rise high who jeers at sacred things. The fine loyalties of life must be reverenced or they will be fore sworn in the day of trial.
Life's heaviest burden is to have nothing to carry.
Freedom is a package deal -- with it comes responsibilities and consequences.
Be more aware of responsibility than you are of your rights.
No individual raindrop ever considers itself responsible for the flood.
No one needs a vacation more than the person who just had one.
You never know how many apples there are in a seed.
Last week is the time you should have either bought or sold, depending on what you didn't do.
A crooked stick will have a crooked shadow.
The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does.
A man is known by the company that keeps him on after retirement age.
No revenge is so heroic than that which torments envy by doing good.
On the first day of a revolution he is a treasure; on the second he ought to be shot.
If not us, who? If not now, when?
Companies that give excellent service reward employees for providing it.
If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
True happiness comes from doing what's right not just doing what makes you feel good.
The Lord doesn't want any person in His kingdom who hasn't known bad and chosen good.
The Ten Commandments are not multiple choice
If the world despises you because you do not follow its ways, pay no heed to it. But be sure your way is right.
He who stays in the valley will never see over the hill.
Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is.
A turtle makes progress when it sticks its neck out
He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
If a mans gonna eat fried chicken, he's gotta get greasy.
If you want to launch big ships you have to go where the water is deep.
If your life is free of failures, you're not taking enough risks.
Most successful people are people who take risks--calculated risks--but nevertheless, risks.
To save oneself, one must take risks and struggle.
Remember the turtle -- He never makes any progress till he sticks his neck out.
Any walk through a park that runs between a double line of mangy trees and passes brazenly by the ladies toilet is invariably known as Lover's Lane.
I'm a romantic -- a sentimental person thinks things will last -- a romantic person hopes against hope that they won t.
Marriage is a romance in which the hero dies in the first chapter.
Don't learn safety rules simply by accident
Nordstrom's Rules for Employees: Rule # 1: Use your good judgment in all situations There are no additional rules
Practicing the Golden Rule is not a sacrifice; it is an investment.
When everything else fails read the instructions.
Whoever has the gold makes all the rules.
The pig and the chicken were on their way to breakfast, trying to decide what to have. When chicken said, Let's have ham and eggs. The pig then replied, That's fine for you, it's a small donation on your part, but it's a total sacrifice for me.
We gather strength from sadness and from pain Each time we die we learn to live again.
A sale is not something you pursue, it's what happens to you while you are immersed in serving your customer.
Sell the sizzle, not the steak.
Nothing is more discouraging than unappreciated sarcasm.
Isn't it marvelous how those scientists know the names of all those stars?
Spring is not the best of seasons. Cold and flu are two good reasons; wind and rain and other sorrow, warm today and cold tomorrow. Whoever said Spring was romantic? The word that best applies is frantic!
When a woman wants a man and lusts after him, the lover need not bother to conjure up opportunities, for she will find more in an hour than we men could think of in a century.
Govern thyself then you will be able to govern the world.
Sometimes the best way to figure out who you are is to get to that place where you don't have to be anything else.
You're not what you think you are; you're not what others think you are; you're what you think others think you are!
Acknowledgment -- If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other people.
Think highly of yourself, for the world takes you at your own estimate.
SELF-ESTEEM controls PERFORMANCE/REALITY which stimulate SELF-TALK which reinforces SELF-ESTEEM. This cycle can work positively or negatively and is greatly influenced by the self-talk (I knew I wasn't good at -X vs. next time I'll practice and do better at -X).
Continue to be yourself because in the end that's what people will remember about you
The biggest room in the world, is the room for improvement.
Before a diamond shows its brilliancy and prismatic colors it has to stand a good deal of cutting and smoothing.
Know yourself, master yourself, conquest of self is most gratifying.
Before a man can wake up and find himself famous he has to wake up and find himself.
Analysis and synthesis ordinarily clarify matters for us about as much as taking a Swiss watch apart and dumping its wheels, springs, hands, threads, pivots, screws and gears into a layman's hands for reassembling, clarifies a watch to a layman.
To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are.
Self mastery comes through denial of the little things.
The best place to find a helping hand is at the end of your own arm.
No one's gonna drag you up to get into the light where you belong.
Everyone is a self-made person, but only the successful admit it.
A bar of iron costs $5, made into horseshoes its worth is $12, made into needles its worth is $3500, made into balance springs for watches, its worth is $300, 000. Your own value is determined also by what you are able to make of yourself.
He who takes but never gives, may last for years but never lives.
He who is wrapped up in himself makes a mighty small package.
The five senses are horse sense, innocence, common sense, concupiscence, and nonsense.
There are at least four things you can do with your hands. You can wring them in despair; you can fold them in idleness; you can clench them in anger; or you can use them to help someone. should all be masters at lifting them up and making them feel better.
Make sure somebody need you.
Teach me to do the best I can To help and cheer my fellowman; Teach me to lose my selfish need, And glory in the larger deed, Which smothers the road and lights the day, For all who chance to come my way.
Never stop serving your customers. They'll love you for it.
Promise only what you can deliver. Then deliver more than you promise.
The foundation stone of the whole scheme is service. Service to the people, a service that will lighten, brighten, and make more profitable the lives of the majority who do the necessary work of the world.
The more a man takes the needs of others on his own heart, the more he must take his own heart to God.
We came here to serve not be served.
The road to daily happiness is not hard to find, it's what we do for others that brings us peace of mind.
Somebody did a golden deed; Somebody proved a friend in need; Somebody sang a beautiful song; Somebody smiled the whole day long; Somebody thought, 'Tis sweet to live; Somebody said, I'm glad to give; Somebody fought a valiant fight; Somebody lived to shield the right; Was that somebody you?
Be alert to give service -- what counts most in life is what we do for others.
Do something for somebody, gladly, twill sweeten your every care; In sharing the sorrow of others Your own are less hard to bear. Do something for somebody always, whatever may be your creed. There's nothing on earth can help you so much as a kindly deed.
It is when we forget ourselves that we do things which will be remembered.
I'm not quite sure what the greatest achievement in a lifetime may be, but I am sure up there at the top of the list somewhere is to give pleasure to others.
Sex without love is an empty experience, but as empty experiences go it's one of the best.
Those that are silent profess consent.
Consider the whale: It never gets into trouble until it comes up and starts spouting.
I don't know whether to keep silent and let people think I am ignorant or open my mouth and release all doubts.
I went down with the ship but I kept my mouth shut so I didn't drown like the rest of them.
Keep your mouth closed until your mind is in gear.
Silence is never more golden than when you hold it long enough to get all the facts before you speak.
Sometimes silence is not golden -- just yellow.
There's nothing wrong with having nothing to say -- unless you insist on saying it.
You are a slave to what you do say, a master of what you don't say.
The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence; not in silence, but restraint.
Everything is simpler than you think and yet more complex than you imagine.
The trouble with measurement is its seeming simplicity.
If others have sinned you need not mention it
Sincerity gives wings to power.
We are very apt to measure ourselves by our aspiration instead of our performance. But in truth the conduct of our lives is the only proof of the sincerity of our hearts.
I cannot be fired. Slaves have to be sold.
A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks
A smile on the face is a sign that the heart is at home.
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. Source unknown A spark of kindness starts a fire of love.
All people smile in the same language.
A winning smile makes winners of us all.
Attitude Adjuster: When you smile at someone, nine times out of 10 the other person will smile back and you've made two people's days brighter and better.
Children smile on the average 400 times/day; Adults: 15 times/day. Ever wonder why?
If I thought that a smile of mine, might linger the whole day through and lighten some heart with a heavier part, I'd not withhold it -- Would you?
There are hundreds of languages in the world but a smile speaks them all.
It takes 26 muscles to smile, and 62 muscles to frown.
You can say no and smile only when there's a bigger yes burning inside you
You haven't lost your smile at all, it's right under your nose. You just forgot it was there
Smile; it the second best thing one can do with one's lips.
The best way to stop smoking is to carry wet matches.
A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if she were plain.
A civilized society that can no longer feel outrage, can no longer be civilized.
Solitude is the despair of fools, the torment of the wicked, and the joy of the good.
May God be gracious to each lonely one who walks in silence towards the setting sun.
You have already failed if you need a lot of inspectors.
We must be prepared to be part of the cure and not remain part of the problem.
From the looks not the lips the soul speaks.
I sought my soul, but my soul I could not see. I sought my God, but my God eluded me. I sought my brother and I found all three.
The question is not so much whether there is life on Mars as whether it will continue to be possible to live on Earth.
It's only during an eclipse that the Man in the Moon has a place in the sun.
There are two kinds of people who don't say much, those who are quiet and those who talk a lot.
He who does not say too much has too much to say.
Too many of us speak twice before we think
What you are doing rings so loudly in my ears that I can't hear what you're saying.
Don't talk unless you can improve the silence
An orator who is disposed to evil subverts the law.
A smart person knows what to say, a wise person knows whether or not to say it.
I've decided to discontinue my long talks. It's because of my throat. Someone threatened to cut it.
Speech is an arrangement of notes that will never be played again.
Never try to impress people with the profundity of your thought by the obscurity of your language. Whatever has been thoroughly thought through can be stated simply.
A long tongue shortens life.
I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.
A talk is like a woman's dress. Long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to be interesting.
If you don't want to read it, see it or hear it, don't say it.
He that loseth wealth, loseth much; he that loseth friends, loseth more; but he that loseth his spirit loseth all.
Let the spirit of adventure set the tone.
The man is free to rule his world, not his world rule him.
Physical strength is measured by what we can carry; spiritual by what we can bear.
Keep yourself clean and bright. You are the windows through which you must view the world.
Skiing: the art of catching cold and going broke while rapidly heading nowhere at great personal risk.
Often statistics are used as a drunken man uses lamp posts... for support rather than illumination.
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
Stupidity is the friend of evil.
It is much easier for good to deal with evil than it is for good to deal with stupidity.
You already have every characteristic necessary for success.
Success is more attitude than aptitude.
Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.
Success isn't how far you got, but the distance you traveled from where you started.
Success is failure turned inside out.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces
The largest barrier to success is removing the mattress from one's back in the morning.
Success isn't necessarily permanent -- but neither is failure.
You don't have to stay up nights to succeed; you have to stay awake days.
The secret of success is to do all you can do without thought of success.
There is plenty of room at the top -- but no place to sit down.
You can never have real success till you meet the real person -- YOU.
Make service your first priority, not success and success will follow.
Every success is built on the ability to do better than good enough.
Replying to the tributes paid to him at a testimonial dinner, Herbert Bayard Swope said; I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure -- try to please everybody.
Formula for Success... and then some. The top people do what's expected of them, and then some. They are thoughtful and considerate of others, and then some. They meet their obligations and responsibilities fairly and squarely, and then some. They are good friends to their friends, and then some. They can be counted on in an emergency, and then some. And so it is when we do what is assigned to us in our lives and in the church, and then some; then the Lord pays in full, and then some.
If people did not prefer reaping to sowing, there would not be a hungry person in the land.
If the truth be known, most successes are built on a multitude of failures.
Success and money have nothing in common.
Big men become big by doing what they didn't want to do when they didn't want to do it.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
A successful person is a dreamer whom someone believed in.
Success is best measured by how far you've come with the talents you've been given.
If you learn from your suffering, and really come to understand the lesson you were taught, you might be able to help someone else who's now in the phase you may have just completed. Maybe that's what it's all about after all...
You can't drown your sorrows, they always float to the surface.
Tact is ability to see others as they wish to be seen.
Tact is the intelligence of the heart.
A fool and his money are soon parted. The rest of us wait for tax time.
It is getting harder and harder to support the government in the style to which it has become accustomed.
It's getting so that children have to be educated to realize that Damn and Taxes: are two separate words.
Of all our natural resources, the first one to be exhausted may be the taxpayer.
Taxes and golf are alike, you drive your heart out for the green, and then end up in the hole.
Today's dime is really a dollar with all the taxes deducted.
A gifted teacher is as rare as a gifted doctor, and makes far less money.
We will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.
The highest function of the teacher consists not so much in imparting knowledge as in stimulating the pupil in its love and pursuit.
The secret of teaching is to appear to have known all your life what you just learned this morning.
He who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
Working together, ordinary people can perform extraordinary feats. They can push things that come into their hands a little higher up, a little further on towards the heights of excellence.
When he took time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself.
TEAM -- Together Everyone Achieves More.
White man builds big fire, stands back. Indian builds little fire, huddles close
Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look at what they can do when they stick together.
In an earthquake, the most dangerous place to be is in a tall building that is not flexible. Yet, one of the safest places is a tall building that has been stressed for earthquakes -- - in other words, one that has a deep foundation and is flexible. So, too, over the coming years, large organizations that remain rigid will crumble and fall, while those that succeed in adding flexibility, teamwork and creativity to their cultures will thrive.
Individuals play the game, but teams win championships.
A job worth doing is worth doing together.
When you rationalize, you do just that. You make rational lies.
A fellow who says he has never told a lie has just told one.
Burning lies led to my silent cries Keeping it inside I've got everything to hide. lustful desire, a burning fire You are the flame, You are to blame. Beautiful light deliver me from fright dreams full of lust. Or is the dream dreaming us? PHYSICAL PAIN don't call me insane. I don't want to be dead but all beautiful colors bleed to red
Clever liars give details, but the cleverest don't.
Some lies are so well disguised to resemble truth, that we should be poor judges of the truth not to believe them.
It is easier to gather up a bag of loose feathers than to round up or head off a single lie.
Where lies are easily admitted, the father of lies is not easily kept out. Source unknown A great leader molds public opinion, a wise leader listens to it.
Never forget that a half truth is a whole lie.
An hour spent in the library is worth a month in the laboratory.
I've been drunk for about a week now, and I thought it might sober me up to sit in a library.
What a pity we don't pursue the salvation of humans with the same verve we pursue the salvation of animals
A liberal is a socialist with a wife and two children.
Spare minutes are the Gold-dust of time; the portions of life most fruitful in good and evil; the gaps through which temptations enter.
A hobby is hard work you wouldn't do for a living.
Leisure is a beautiful garment, but it will not do for constant wear.
We all leave footprints in the sand, the question is, will we be a big heal, or a great soul.
It is what we learn after we think we know it all, that counts.
If you were graduated yesterday, and have learned nothing today, you will be uneducated tomorrow.
Learn to follow counsel, serve faithfully, and magnify your calling, for God's kingdom is a kingdom of order.
Many people realize their hearts desires late in life. Continue learning, never stop striving and keep your curiosity sharp, and you will never become too old to appreciate life.
Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, teachers.
Some people will never learn anything well, because they understand everything too soon.
He who is proficient is learning, but deficient in morals, is more deficient than proficient.
If you want to be comfortable -- take an easy job. If you aspire to leadership, take off your coat.
Efficiency tends to deal with Things. Effectiveness tends to deal with People. We manage things, we lead people
Do your best to be the lead dog otherwise the view never changes.
Every leader needs to look back once in a while to make sure he has followers. Source Unknown Effective leaders are known by the questions they ask rather than the statements they make.
Leadership has to do with direction. Management has to do with the speed, coordination and logistics in going in that direction. The WORKERS are chopping their way through the jungle. The MANAGERS are coordinating, making sure the tools are sharp, etc. The LEADERS climb a tree and shout Wrong jungle!! The MANAGERS shout back Be quiet! We're making progress!
Leadership is like the old galley ships. 100s are rowing, but only one (the captain) knows where they are going
Outstanding leaders appeal to the hearts of their followers -- not their minds.
People try so hard to believe in leaders now, pitifully hard. But we no sooner get a popular reformer or politician or soldier or writer or philosopher --a Roosevelt, a Tolstoy, a Wood, a Shaw, a Nietzsche, than the cross-currents of criticism wash him away. My Lord, no man can stand prominence these days. It's the surest path to obscurity. People get sick of hearing the same name over and over.
Successful leaders have the courage to take action where others hesitate.
The best leader is the one who has the sense to surround himself with outstanding people and self-restraint not to meddle with how they do their jobs.
The well being of the people is the supreme law.
A leader has been defined as one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
If you can laugh at it then you can live with it
The shortest distance between two people is laughter.
It is easier to make people cry than to make them laugh.
When you laugh, be sure to laugh at what people do and not at what people are.
You enjoy it more if you can laugh at it.
You can judge a man by what he laughs at.
How many languages are there in the world? How about 5 billion! Each of us talks, listens, and thinks in his/her own special language that has been shaped by our culture, experiences, profession, personality, mores and attitudes. The chances of us meeting someone else who talks the exact same language is pretty remote.
No man knows less than the man who knows it all
Know-how will surpass guess-how.
A wise man, when asked how he had learned so much about everything, replied: By never being ashamed or afraid to ask questions about anything of which I was ignorant.
Knowledge becomes wisdom only after it has been put to practical use.
Many of us don't have to turn out the lights to be in the dark.
Some students drink at the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle.
Knowledge fills a large brain; it merely inflates a small one.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
Without wisdom, knowledge is either useless or destructive.
Love: Before I heard the doctors tell The dangers of a kiss; I had considered kissing you. The nearest thing to bliss. But now I know biology and sit and sigh and moan; six million mad bacteria and I thought we were alone!
The kiss originated when the first male reptile licked the first female reptile, implying in a subtle, complimentary way that she was as succulent as the small reptile he had for dinner the night before.
There used to be two kinds of kisses. First when girls were kissed and deserted; second, when they were engaged. Now there's a third kind, where the man is kissed and deserted. If Mr. Jones of the nineties bragged he'd kissed a girl, everyone knew he was through with her. If Mr. Jones of 1919 brags the same everyone knows it's because he can't kiss her any more. Given a decent start any girl can beat a man nowadays.
The best way to knock the chip off your neighbor's shoulder is to pat him on the back.
The kindness planned for tomorrow doesn't count for today.
Try to become the kind of person that people are anxious to see you as, and after you leave, they will have a lot of thinking to do.
Kindness has more power than compulsion.
Kindness and honesty can be expected only from the strong.
Kindness, a language deaf people can hear and blind see
A spark of kindness starts a fire of love.
Be the kind of person you would like to be with.
Be kind to unkind people -- they need it the most.
Business will continue to go where invited and remain where appreciated.
By doing simple acts of kindness for others, we can't help but lift ourselves up, too.
I have wept in the night for the shortness of sight that to somebody's need made me blind; But I never have yet Felt a tinge of regret for being a little to kind
I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer not neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
If your words are soft and sweet, they won't be as hard to swallow if you have to eat them.
I mistrust the judgment of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
Every act is to be judged by the intention of the agent.
Very often when you look at the moon, you see only a part of it, but you know there is a much larger object there. Very often we look (or converse) with a person, and we see or are aware of only a small sliver of their life and we may think that is all there is. Try to get to know more about the whole person!
Even God doesn't plan to judge a man till the end of his days, why should you and I?
The end of life is life. Life is action, the use of one's powers. And to use them to their height is our joy of duty.
May your joys be as deep as the ocean, your sorrows as light as its foam.
The average man is proof enough that a woman can take a joke.
My job is never work -- the only time it seems like work is when I'd rather be doing something else.
The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
Love may be blind but jealousy has 20-20 vision.
Practical observation commonly consists of collecting a few facts and loading them with guesses.
Intuition is what tells a wife her husband has done wrong before he thinks of doing it.
An ounce of intuition is worth a pound of tuition.
When you don't have an education, you've got to use your brains.
It is little that one gains by cleverness.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
You think you are clever until you find out how smart you are
The Lord doesn't ask about your ability, only your availability; and, if you prove your dependability, the Lord will increase your capability.
The slow man with integrity will ultimately catch the swift one who has none.
It is far better to be trusted and respected that it is to be liked.
Be good. And if you can't be good, be careful. And if you can't be careful, name it after me.
Achievement is not the most important thing -- Authenticity is
A person is not given integrity. It results from the relentless pursuit of honesty at all times.
Religion is insurance in this world against fire in the next.
People who live in glass houses should take out insurance.
An idea ran back and forward in his head like a blind man, knocking over the solid furniture.
What people call insincerity is simply a method by which we can multiply our personalities.
Only the insane have strength enough to survive. Only the survivors determine what is sane.
How strange to have failed as a social creature -- even criminals do not fail that way -- they are the law's Loyal Opposition, so to speak. But the insane are always mere guests on earth, eternal strangers carrying around broken decalogues that they cannot read.
The temperate person's pleasures are durable because they are regular; and all their life is calm and serene, because it is innocent.
The marks you receive in the school of experience are mostly bruises.
What you enjoy is yours; what you save for your heirs, is already not yours, but theirs.
The stone age was marked by man's clever use of crude tools; the information age, to date, has been marked by man's crude use of clever tools.
Inflation is when sitting on your nest egg doesn't give you anything to crow about.
Follow the crowd and you will never be followed by a crowd.
So live that you can look any man in the eye and tell him to go to hell.
It is following the line of least resistance that makes men and rivers crooked.
Doing nothing is the most tiresome job in the world because you cannot quit and rest.
Anything you do can get you fired; this includes doing nothing.
My friend, why have you drifted so far away? All motion is relative, maybe it is you who have moved away by standing still.
In dreams and love there are no impossibilities.
I didn't know it was impossible when I did it
A man's limitations are not the things he wants to do and can t; they are the things he ought to do but doesn't. The difficult we will do eventually, the impossible will just take a little more time.
Nothing in this world is impossible to a willing heart.
Physicists know what's important, but they don't know what is true. Mathematicians know what's true, but they don't know what is important.
Avoid being impatient. Remember time brings roses.
He who never walks except where he sees other men's tracks will make no discoveries.
Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
It is important to rely on your imagination for your sense of humor and your memory for your truths. Not the other way around.
Great living starts with a picture held in the imagination, of what you would like to do or be.
You must pre-live the future... not re-live the past... and savor the moment.
If you clearly and vividly IMAGINE yourself in the first person doing, being, having the things and qualities you truly want... then you will be using positive imagination to begin a change to fulfilling that image.
Imagination is the pontoon bridge making way for the timid feet of reason.
When an elderly woman was asked why she was standing in line to buy stamps from a teller when she could have used a stamp machine she replied: The machine won't ask me about my arthritis!
Why do we want to test people for drugs and alcohol? Why don't we test them from stupidity, illiteracy and avarice? The place would be better.
If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people jumping up and down for joy.
Ignorance is not bliss -- ignorance is ignorance.
Never forget public ignorance is the government's best friend.
In the battle for survival the ignorant man has a considerable advantage.
The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
Sometimes I think that idlers seem to be a special class for whom nothing can be planned, plead as one will with them --their only contribution to the human family is to warm a seat at the common table.
Life is mostly froth and bubble. Two things stand like stone: Dodging duty at the double, leaving work alone.
Prolonged idleness paralyzes initiative.
Millions are idle, but it's comforting to know that most of them have jobs.
It isn't easy for an idea to squeeze itself into a head filled with prejudice.
Some people entertain ideas; others put them to work.
It's a pretty good idea to be of good cheer but not all the time. Just at the most unexpected times.
The world moves, and ideas that were good once are not always good.
Too many people run out of ideas long before they run out of words.
An idea is worth nothing if it has no champion.
Ideas won't work unless you do.
Hunger is not only the best cook, but also the best physician.
Our five senses are incomplete without the sixth -- a sense of humor.
Isn't it sad how some people can't be funny, so they have to settle for being obnoxious?
Humor is a whisper from the soul, imploring mind and body to relax, let go and be at peace again.
Humor -- the perfect relationship of the parts to the whole.
Be it ever so humble, there's no opinion like one's own.
Humility is the ladder to divine understanding.
If you are right, take the humble side -- you will help the other fellow. If you are wrong, take the humble side -- and you will help yourself.
When we become aware of our humility, we've lost it.
Be tolerant of the human race. Your whole family belongs to it -- and some of your spouse's family does too.
There are two kinds of people in the world -- those you love, and those you don't understand.
If you think that every bad thing that has been done on the face of the earth has been done by man, you're right -- but so has every good thing.
People can be divided into three classes, the few who make things happen, the many who watch things happen, and the overwhelming majority who have no idea what has happened.
It is a pleasure to give advice, humiliating to need it, normal to ignore it.
Too many people confine their exercise to jumping to conclusions, running up bills, stretching the truth, bending over backward, lying down on the job, sidestepping responsibility and pushing their luck.
It is almost impossible to smile on the outside without feeling better on the inside.
Our hopes are but memories reversed.
Hope is the golden thread that should be woven into every experience of life.
From the withered tree, a flower blooms.
Hope is a good thing but not if you depend on it solely.
A fisherman may measure his catch by the size, but when is a man big enough to keep?
Honesty shines like a light through your eyes.
Honesty is a question of right or wrong, not a matter of policy.
An honest man is the best thing on the sod; but a mother and her babe is the noblest work of God.
There is no right way to do something wrong.
On this mounting the scaffold to be beheaded: I pray you Master Lieutenant, see me safely up, and for my coming down, let me shift for myself. To the executioner: Pick up thy spirits, Man, and be not afraid to do thy office; my neck is very short; take heed, therefore thou strike not awry, for saving of thy honesty.
Look a man in the eye and say what you really think, don't just smile at him and say what you're supposed to think.
If you follow only one rule, let it be this one: Be yourself. The really strong boy-girl relationships are based on what people really are, not on what they pretend to be.
Home is the place where we are treated the best, but grumble the most.
Isn't Hollywood a dump -- in the human sense of the word. A hideous town, pointed up by the insulting gardens of its rich, full of the human spirit at a new low of debasement.
It's a mining town in lotus land.
Hollywood makes prostitutes out of women and sissies out of men.
I hate the place like poison with a sincere hatred.
Every time history repeats itself the price goes up.
History is one of the most remarkable things in our lives. The mere fact it occurred makes it remarkable.
Never forget the importance of history. To know nothing of what happened before you took your place on earth, is to remain a child for ever and ever.
To select the wrong person for a job is a common mistake; not to remove him/her is a fatal weakness.
Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.
A big man has no time really to do anything but just sit and be big.
The great destroyers of nations and men are comfort, plenty and security. A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
It does not require a decision to go to hell.
One of the horrors of hell is the undying memory of a misspent life.
When we die and go to Heaven, our Maker is not going to say, Why didn't you discover the cure for such and such? The only thing we're going to be asked at that precious moment is Why didn't you become you?
To get to heaven, turn right and keep straight.
Doubt obscures the true vision of the heart.
Advice from a veteran trapeze performer: Throw your heart over the bars and your body will follow.
Use your head and your heart, its not everything but its a start.
I like people and I like them to like me, but I wear my heart where God put it -- on the inside.
You cannot kindle a fire in any other heart until it is burning in your own.
Love can heal a broken heart.
Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.
Our health always seems much more valuable after we lose it.
To feel fit as a fiddle you must tone down your middle.
Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.
If we miraculously became the people we hate, how lovable we would find ourselves.
Hate pollutes the mind.
Hatred is a boomerang which is sure to hit you harder than the one at whom you throw it.
Happiness is in the heart, not in the circumstances.
Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.
Happiness is good for the body but sorrow strengthens the spirit.
Happiness consists of three things; Someone to love, work to do, and a clear conscience.
After what we can say you can be sure the happy heart will make the happy day.
Happiness is the act of being tough with ourselves and tender with others.
Not what you have, but what you see; Not what you see, but what you choose; Not what seems fair, but what is true; Not what you dream, but what you do; Not what you take, but what you give; Not as you pray, but as you live. These are the things that mar or bless The sum of human happiness.
The biggest lie on the planet: When I get what I want, I will be happy.
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
Next to temperance, a quiet conscience, a cheerful mind and active habits, I place early rising as a means of health and happiness.
It is kind of happiness to know to what extent we may be unhappy.
If you're ever given the choice between happiness and intelligence choose happiness
If happiness could be brought, few of us could pay the price.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to make them come true.
The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a life time.
The time to be happy is now. The place to be happy is here. The way to be happy is to make others so.
The thing that counts most in the pursuit of happiness is choosing the right companion.
Trivial things do matter... more people are killed each year by the bite of mosquitoes than are stepped upon by charging elephants.
It's just as easy to form the habit of succeeding as it is to succumb to the habit of failure. Habits aren't instincts; they're acquired reactions. They don't just happen; they are caused. Once you determine the original cause of a habit, it is within your power either to accept or reject it.
There is no pleasure in life equal to that of the conquest of a vicious habit.
There is an old saying that, you can't kill a frog by dropping him into hot water. As you drop him into the hot water, he reacts so quickly that he immediately jumps out unharmed. But if you put him in cold water and gradually warm it up until it is scalding hot, you have him cooked before he knows it. The encroachment of bad habits in our lives is very much like this.
Practice in time becomes second nature.
Man is occasionally what he should be perpetually.
Good habits are formed; bad habits we fall into.
Break a bad habit -- drop it
People are changed, not by coercion or intimidation, but by example.
It never occurs to some politicians that Lincoln is worth imitating as well as quoting.
Heaviest thing to carry -- a grudge
There is no growth without discontent.
If you would attain greatness, think no little thoughts.
It is not difficult to get away into retirement; and there live upon your own convictions; nor is it difficult to mix with men and follow their convictions; but to enter into the world; and there live firmly and fearlessly according to your own conscience; that is Christian greatness.
Gratitude is the doorman's payment.
Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.
Gossip is sometimes referred to as halitosis of the mind.
An expert gossiper knows how much to leave out of a conversation.
Young people do not perceive at once that the giver of wounds is the enemy and the quoted tattle merely the arrow.
Look for no reward in goodness but goodness itself.
Only happy people can learn. Only happy people can teach. Our religion should put a sparkle in our eyes and a tone in our voice, and a spring in our step that bears witness of our faith and confidence in the goodness of God.
Life is a game but golf is serious.
In golf as in life it is the follow through that makes the difference.
Blessed is the man who finds out which way God is moving and then gets going in the same direction.
If you find yourself further from God than you were yesterday, you can be sure who has moved.
The only way to reach your long range goals is through achieving your short range objectives.
Have an aim in life -- then don't forget to pull the trigger.
If you don't care where you're going any road will get you there
Goals should be SMART: S = Specific M = Measurable A = Assignable (who does what) R = Realistic T = Time-Related
Decide what you want and write your goals. Then convert your goals into positive, present tense statements called affirmations. Affirm your goals each day until they become part of your subconscious mechanism.
Setting an exciting goal is like setting a needle in your compass. From then on, the compass knows only one point-its ideal. And it will faithfully guide you there through the darkest nights and fiercest storms.
Goals that are not written down are just wishes.
What three things do you want to accomplish this year? Write them down and place them on your refrigerator for inspiration all year long.
Of toiling, uncheered and alone, That wins us the prizes worth earning, and leads us to goals we would own.
Write it down. Written goals have a way of transforming wishes into wants; cant's into cans; dreams into plans; and plans into reality. Don't just think it -- ink it!
Your life can't go according to plan if you have no plan.
True glory lies in noble deeds.
The fire of glory is the torch of the mind.
God gave man the challenge of raw materials -- not the ease of finished things. He left the pictures unpainted and the music unsung and the problems unsolved, that man might know the joys and glories of creation.
Seek joy in what you give not in what you get
If you continually give, you will continually have.
God has given to all men free agency and has granted us the privilege to serve Him or serve Him not, to do that which is right or that which is wrong, but he will hold us strictly to an account for the use that we make of this agency.
Give light and people will find their own way.
Fragrance clings to the hand that gives the rose.
Let me be a little kinder, Let me be a little blinder To the faults about me; Let me praise a little more, Let me be, when I am weary; Just a little bit more cheery, Let me serve a little better Those that I am striving for. Let me be a little braver When temptation bids me waver, Let me strive a little harder To be all that I should be; Let me be a little meeker to the brother that is weaker; Let me think more of my neighbor and a little less of me.
Go-Givers will become the best go-getters.
The Dead Sea is the dead sea, because it continually receives and never gives.
You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.
You can no more give what you haven't learned than you can come back from a place you've never been.
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
The real secret of happiness is not what you have or what you receive; it's what you share
A gentleman is a man who can disagree without being disagreeable.
Genius is nothing more than inflamed enthusiasm.
Genius goes around the world in its youth incessantly apologizing for having large feet. What wonder that later in life it should be inclined to raise those feet too swiftly to fools and bores.
There is one subtle but important difference between genius and stupidity and that is that genius has its limits. You'll see yourself clearest in the eyes of your friends.
So few people think. When we find one who really does, we call him a genius
If you're a generous person you'll have no trouble admitting that somebody else is good. If you're a better person you'll find it's total impossibility.
Eighteen might look at thirty-four through a rising mist of adolescence; but twenty-two would see thirty-eight with discerning clarity.
The young sailor at sea was ordered to climb a mast to adjust a sail during a violent storm. He got halfway up, looked down, got dizzy and sick. An old sailor on deck shouted up to him Look up, son, look up. Young sailor looked up, regained his composure, and completed his mission. Moral: Look ahead, not back.
We have inherited the past; we can create the future.
Whatever your past has been your future is spotless.
We all need to take great interest in the future because we will spend the rest of our life there.
The future lies before you, like paths of pure white snow. Be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.
Imagine a baseball thrown thru the air. A high speed camera takes pictures of it showing very great detail -- names, laces, etc. Someone shows you a picture -- can you tell what direction it is travelling? or even if it is moving? NO. You would have to know where it was thrown FROM to know what direction it is going. In times of high change, it's good to know a little bit about the PAST to understand the present freeze frame of the NOW and project to some degree of accuracy where we are GOING (The Future).
The only reason I might go to the funeral is to make absolutely sure that he's dead.
Some people never head a procession until they're dead.
Friendship is like vitamins, we supplement each other's minimum daily requirements
Friendship is like a bank account. You can't continue to draw on it without making deposits.
Faithful friends are gifts from heaven: Whoever finds one has found a treasure.
Don't wait for people to be friendly, show them how.
Friendship is a living thing that lasts only as long as it is nourished with kindness, empathy and understanding.
Friend -- One who knows all about you and likes you just the same
Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait to hear the answer.
Friendship is a comforting smile, A familiar voice that warms the heart, and the freedom to be the person God intended.
Friendship is a precious gift. To give at Christmas time. A Cherished gift, a treasured gift that lasts through all time.
Friendship is a priceless treasure never to be bought or sold -- it can only be cherished.
When you need someone to comfort you, a friend is near
Precious gifts of friendship... knowing the heart of another, sharing one's heart with another.
Seek the friend who's hand helped you and tell them what they mean to you.
The best vitamin for making friends, B-1.
Since it has been my lot to find, at every parting of the road, the helping hand of comrade kind to help me with my heavy load, And since I have no gold to give and love alone must make amends, my humble prayer is, while I live -- God, make me worthy of my friends.
The gift of friendship is a wondrous thing with the joys and happiness good friends bring.
The gift of friendship... a willingness to listen... a pair of helping hands... a whisper from the heart. That someone cares and understands.
The miracle of friendship can be spoken without words... hearing unspoken needs, recognizing secret dreams, understanding the silent things that only true friend know.
May I always be worth of my friends.
To each one of us friendship has a different meaning. For all of us it is a gift. Friendship needs to be cherished and nurtured. It needs to be cultivated on a daily basis. Then shall it germinate and yield its fruit.
Man strives for glory, honor, fame, so that all the world may know his name. Amasses wealth by brain and hand. Becomes a power in the land. But when he nears the end of life and looks back over the years of strife. He finds that happiness depends on none of these but love of friends.
Win new friends but keep the old. The first are silver; the latter gold.
There is no greater treasure than the respect and love of a true friend.
Friendship is love with understanding.
He whose hand is clasped in friendship cannot throw mud.
Often, I look out the window and wait. I see her as she comes and goes, to visit with everyone-it seems but me. I know that sometimes I'm not as friendly as I should be. But I'm scared- that people won't like me. So I hide in my shell. And talk to know one. But still... I wish they would notice that I am here. I need them. Please, somebody talk to me. I need a friend.
Friendships that have stood the test of time and chance are surely best, Brows may wrinkle, hair grow gray, Friendship never knows decay.
Hopes are planted in friendship's garden where dreams blossom into priceless treasures.
It can never be bought or borrowed or sold A gift to be cherished, True friendship is a treasure beyond compare.
It takes two people to ruin a perfectly good day. First a person who says something downright nasty about you, and second, a dear friend who makes sure you hear about it immediately.
Let your friends be the friends of your deliberate choice.
Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
Make new friends but keep the old ones; one is silver and the other's gold.
Make friends before you need them
Friendship should be a responsibility, never an opportunity.
Among Life's precious jewels, Genuine and rare, The one that we call friendship Has worth beyond compare.
A Friendship that's sincere are true. Gives joy like nothing else will do; That's why glad hearts look up and send A prayer of thanks for faithful friends.
A man is known by the company he avoids.
A friend walks in when everyone else walks out
A friend once wrote: Give me your faith, not your doubts.
Build bridges instead of walls and you will have a friend.
A ray of sunshine, a balmy breeze Are a gift from God above, And He also gives us faithful friends. To warm our hearts with love.
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
And the joy of it all; when we count it all up; is found in the making of friends.
A Friend is a treasure. More precious than Gold, For love shared is priceless And never grows old.
Liberty is the right to choose, freedom is the result of that choice.
It is quite impossible to guarantee world peace. But is should be possible to guarantee world freedom.
Freedom also includes the right to mismanage your own affairs.
A slave is a free man if he is content with his lot; a free man is a slave if he seeks more than that.
It is my right to be uncommon. For I do not choose to be a common man, If I can, I seek opportunity. I do not wish to be a kept citizen, humbled and dulled by having the government look after me. I choose to take the calculated risk, to dream, to build, to fail or succeed. I choose not to barter incentive for a dole, I prefer the challenges of life to a guaranteed existence, the thrill of fulfillment to the state calm of Utopia. I will not trade my freedom for beneficence nor my dignity for a handout.
Free will is not the liberty to do whatever one likes, but the power of doing whatever one sees ought to be done, even in the very face of otherwise overwhelming impulse. There lies freedom, indeed.
The foolish and the uneducated have little use for freedom.
The grass is always greener where the fence isn't.
People who talk much say nothing.
Fortune does not so much change men, as it unmasks them.
Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
It is easier to ask forgiveness than permission.
Forgotten is forgiven.
He who forgives ends the quarrel
A man convinced against his will; is of the same opinion still.
Its quite true there's a fool born every minute. It's also quite true they don't die that fast.
It is rude to silence a fool, and cruelty to let him go on.
It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak up and remove all doubt.
The successful man is the average man, focused.
No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated and disciplined.
The first rule of focus is Wherever you are be there.
Some people see more in a walk around the block than others see in a trip around the world.
When a flirt fishes for a man, she fishes merely for the sport.
The coin that is most current among mankind is flattery: the only benefit of which is that by hearing what we are not, we may be instructed on what to become.
A flatterer is one who says things to your face that he wouldn't say behind your back.
Caution is a most valuable asset in fishing, especially if you are the fish.
The purpose of a work of fiction is to appeal to the lingering after-effects in the reader's mind as differing from, say, the purpose of oratory or philosophy which respectively leave people in a fighting or thoughtful mood.
In the battle of the sexes, woman gains her greatest victory by surrendering.
Who practices hospitality entertains God Himself.
Fear is what kills us.
All men have fears, but the Brave put down their fears and go forward. Sometimes to Death, but always to Victory.
Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.
Fear is a habit; so is self-pity, defeat, anxiety, despair, hopelessness and resignation. You can eliminate all of these negative habits with two simple resolves: I can!! and I will!!
The innocent are free from fear, but the guilty always the dread of punishment before their eyes.
Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.
A fault that humbles a man is of greater value than a virtue that puffs him up.
When looking for faults use a mirror, not a telescope
A spirit to find fault is an enemy to your peace and comfort, and also to the happiness of those around you. It is the key to your destruction.
There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired.
One night a father overheard his son pray: Dear God, Make me the kind of man my Daddy is. Later that night, the Father prayed, Dear God, Make me the kind of man my son wants me to be.
Accept fate, and move on. Don't yield to the seductive pull of self-pity. Acting like a victim threatens your future.
Never say goodbye, say farewell.
Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to any rules. They're not like aches or wounds; they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material.
The difference between great celebrities and the unknown is the former failed and yet went at it again; the latter gave up in despair.
Have faith in your dreams and someday Your rainbow will come smiling through No matter how your heart is grieving If you keep on believing the dream that you wish will come true
Faith is that quality that enables us to believe what we know to be untrue.
Faith is like electricity. You can't see it, but you can see the light.
Faith is not without worry or care, but faith is fear that has said a prayer.
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith.
We seldom lose our faith by a blow out, usually is just a slow leak.
Faith does not deny the evil, but it sees around it.
Faith makes: The uplook good, the outlook bright, the future glorious.
Faith is: dead to doubts, dumb to discouragements, blind to impossibilities.
Faith is the vision of the heart; it sees God in the dark as well as in the day.
Faith is that strengthening power within Urging me on my way, Teaching me all that I must know, Helping to obey. Faith is that strengthening power within Lighting the road I trod, Helping me know which way to go, Pointing the way to God.
As our faith increases, so does our ability to obey.
Do you sometimes think, if I could just see Christ. If I could meet him. If I could talk to him personally, then this life would be easier. But you have seen him. You have met him. You have talked to him personally. This knowledge, believed in faith, can make life easier.
To reprove small faults within due vehemence, is as absurd as if a man should take a great hammer to kill a fly on his friend's forehead.
When you fall, don't get up empty handed
Your failures won't hurt you until you start blaming them on others.
You can fail so very often. But you are not a failure until you give up.
You can always tell who the pioneers are because they have arrows in their back and are lying face down in the dirt.
When you stand at the edge of the cliff, jump to fly, not to fall.
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.
Remember that your failures are the seeds of your most glorious successes. Be sad if you must, but don't despair.
People don't fail, they give up
Silicon Valley is a graveyard. Failure is Silicon Valley's greatest strength.
Past failures are guideposts to success.
Just because you've lost doesn't necessarily mean you've failed.
If you've never failed you've never tried.
Success is the proper utilization of failure.
If you are bitten by a snake, what's the best thing to do? Remain calm, separate the poison from the rest of your body, suck the poison out. Worst thing to do: get upset, chase and kill snake. Same when someone strikes out at you verbally. Remain calm, don't try to strike back at the other person. Don't let the poison spread throughout your system.
An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots.
Even a tombstone says good things about a fellow who's down.
A hard fall means a high bounce... if you're made of the right material.
From time to time, life as a leader can look hopeless. To help you, consider a man who lived through this: Failed in business at age 31. Defeated for the legislature at 32. Again failed in business at 34. Sweetheart died at 35. Had a nervous breakdown at 36. Defeated in election at 38. Defeated for Congress at 43. Defeated for Congress at 46. Defeated for Congress at 48. Defeated for Senate at 55. Defeated for Vice President at 56. Defeated for Senate at 58. Elected President at age 60. This man was Abraham Lincoln.
Failure is the path of least persistence
Failure is not the worst thing in the world -- the very worst is not to try
Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory.
The glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time you fall.
There is no such thing as accidental failure. All failure is at least half imposed.
Every person who has become successful has simply formed the habit of doing things that failures dislike doing and will not do.
Never forget the facts are important but it's the opinion of the facts that causes comment.
It is easier to believe a lie that one has heard a thousand times than to believe a fact that no one has heard before.
I often wish that I could rid the world of the tyranny of facts. What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
Clowns wear a face that's painted intentionally on them so they appear to be happy or sad. What kind of mask are you wearing today?
The faces of most American women over thirty are relief maps of petulant and bewildered unhappiness.
The Extra Mile will have no traffic jams.
There are no traffic jams in the second mile.
The most important thing you wear is the expression on your face
Never explain yourself. Your friend don't need it and your enemies won't believe it.
The less you know about a subject, the longer it takes you to explain it.
Experience is something you get too late to do anything about the mistakes you made while getting it.
Our wisdom comes usually from our experience, and our experience comes largely from our experience.
One thing about the school of experience is that it will repeat the lesson if you flunk the first time.
Jumping to conclusions can be a bad exercise
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Experience is often what you get when you were expecting something else.
Experience is largely non-transferable.
Everyone has 20/20 hindsight
Experience is a wonderful thing, it enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
A careful inventory of all your past experiences may disclose the startling fact that everything has happened for the best.
Experience is what you get when you were expecting something else.
Employees tend to live up to their managers expectations of them. If a managers expectations are high, productivity is likely to be excellent.
Rarely do the followers exceed the expectations of the leaders.
Winner expects to win in advance. Life is a self-fulfilling prophesy.
Exercise: you don't have time not to.
Don't make excuses, make good.
Nothing in excess.
The road to excellence is always under construction
Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.
Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can reach. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries and predecessors; try to be better than yourself.
Let each day be your masterpiece.
Excellence is best described as doing the right things right -- selecting the most important things to be done and then accomplishing them 100% correctly.
Others will follow your footsteps easier than they will your advice.
Benevolence It is the glory of the true religion that it inculcates and inspires a spirit of benevolence. It is a religion of charity, which none other ever was. Christ went about doing good; he set the example to his disciples, and they abounded in it
Live as you wish your kids would.
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
Don't wait to be a great man -- be a great boy.
A good example is the best sermon.
Children are natural mimics -- they act like their parents in spite of every attempt to teach them good manners.
Don't be just another member of society, be a living example of your dreams and goals.
Imagine being in a room with two TV sets. One is a large screen TV with surround sound. The other is a miniature 1 screen TV. What would you tend to focus on and become absorbed in? Some people make their problems the size of the large screen TV and their personal goals the size of the miniature one. It is important to mentally minimize the problems and the cant's and maximize the goals and the cans.
Two million years from now the scientists can start a row by claming that the creatures of that period descended from us.
Evolution has developed man to such a high degree that he builds zoos to keep his ancestors in cages.
After listening to a lecture on evolution by a science professor, a student wrote a poem and titled it The Amazing Professor. The poem read: Once I was a tadpole when I began to begin. Then I was a frog with my tail tucked in. Next I was a monkey on a coconut tree. Now I am a doctor with a Ph.D.
Evil spelled backward is live.
Truly has it been said; that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
In full view of his television audience, he preached a new religion -- or a new form of Christianity -- based on faith in financial miracles and in a Heaven here on earth with a water slide and luxury hotels. It was a religion of celebrity and showmanship and fun, which made a mockery of all puritanical standards and all canons of good taste. Its standard was excess, and its doctrines were tolerance and freedom from accountability.
Enthusiasm is: A quiet spiritual strength: An inner glow: Faith in action: Greatest asset in the world: Beats money power influence: Tramples over prejudice.
Enthusiasm makes ordinary people extraordinary.
Enthusiasm will be as contagious as ever.
Enthusiasm: A little thing that makes a BIG difference.
The person who's not fired with enthusiasm, usually gets fired otherwise. A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
Why were the saints, saints? Because they were cheerful when it was difficult to be cheerful, patient when it was difficult to be patient; and because they pushed on when they wanted to stand still, and kept silent when they wanted to talk, and were agreeable when they wanted to be disagreeable. That was all. It was quite simple and always will be.
Enthusiasm is that kindling spark which marks the difference between the leaders in every activity and the laggards who put in just enough to get by.
Enthusiasm is the Spirit of God working with you.
Be ENTHUSIASTIC as a leader. You can't light a fire with a wet match!
Enthusiasm is very good lubrication for the mind.
Enthusiasm is contagious. You can start an epidemic.
Enthusiasm is a telescope that yanks the misty, distant future into the radiant, tangible present.
Americans don't spend billions for entertainment. They spend it in search of entertainment.
If you've enjoyed a little and endured a lot, you've really done pretty well.
I asked God for all things , that I might enjoy life. God gave life, that I might enjoy all things.
A good man doubles the length of his existence, to have lived so as to look back with pleasure on our past life is to live twice.
If thine enemy offend thee, give his child a drum.
A person is his own worst enemy.
One reason we should love our enemies is that we made them ourselves. Another reason is that they keep us on our toes, a third reason is that we should make them our friends.
Speak well of your enemies... you made them.
Something that irritates you and won't let you go. That's the anguish of it. Do this book, or die. You have to go through that. Talent is insignificant. I know a lot of talented ruins. Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but, most of all, endurance.
The end is never as satisfying as the journey. To have achieved everything but to have done so without integrity and excitement is to have achieved nothing.
Most of the high spots in our lives come about through encouragement. I don't care how great, how famous, how successful a man may be, he hungers for applause.
A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.
Two parts of empathy: Skill (tip of iceberg) and Attitude (mass of the iceberg).
About the only thing that comes without effort is old age..
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
Have you ever watched a stonecutter at work? He will hammer away at a rock for perhaps a 100 times without a crack showing in it. Then, on the 101st blow, it will split in two. It is not that blow alone which accomplished the result, but the 100 others that went before as well.
It's the last inch that counts.
If you torture data long enough, it will tell you anything you want !
Remember that the faith that moves mountains always carries a pick.
The grass may be greener on the other side of the fence, but you still have to mow it.
Public school is a place of detention for children placed in the care of teachers who are afraid of the principal, principals who are afraid of the school board, school boards who are afraid of the parents, parents who are afraid of the children, and children who are afraid of nobody.
Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from them.
Shortchange your education now and you may be short of change the rest of your life.
The creative person is usually rebellious. He or she is the survivor of a trauma called education.
I just graduated and already I'm way behind.
If nobody dropped out of eighth grade, who would hire the college graduates?
Education is not received. It is achieved.
Education is what you get from reading the fine print. Experience is what you get from not reading it.
Education has opened many, many doors. However, there are still innumerable doors shut tight -- unopened yet. These are the doors of the future. Perhaps one of my children will open one of these doors -- I shall help give him the key.
The world is run by C students.
You can always tell a Harvard man, but you can't tell him much.
An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living but doesn't teach them how to make a life.
A college education never hurt anybody who was willing to learn after he got it.
If you took all the economists in the world and laid them end-to-end, they couldn't reach a conclusion
An economist is someone who knows more about money than the people who have it.
If a woman driver ahead of you signals a left turn, be careful, she may turn left.
We act the way we dress. Neglected and untidy clothes reflect a neglected and untidy mind.
His life was a sort of dream, as are most lives with the mainspring left out.
If all of our wishes were gratified, many of our dreams would be destroyed.
Like dreams, small creeks grow into mighty rivers.
No dreamer is ever to small; no dream is ever to big.
Dreams are free.
Oversleeping will never make one's dreams come true.
Your dreams will come true... if you can see it... if you believe in it... then you can achieve it.
A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.
When you dream alone, with your eyes shut, asleep, that dream is an illusion. But when we dream together, sharing the same dream, awake and with our eyes wide open, then that dream becomes reality!
You can make the dream come true if you wake up and work.
When in doubt, ask. When not in doubt, ask.
When in charge ponder. When in trouble delegate. When in doubt mumble.
Feed your faith and doubt will starve to death
The doctor knows what his trained eyes see -- and he says it's the last of the ninth for me. So one more thing while the clouds loom dark and then I must leave this noisy park.
The difference between an itch and an allergy is about one hundred bucks.
A patient going to a doctor for his first visit was asked, And whom did you consult before coming to me? Only the village druggist, was the answer. And what sort of foolish advice did that numbskull give you? asked the doctor, his tone and manner denoting his contempt for the advice of the layman. Oh, replied his patient, with no malice aforethought, he told me to come and see you.
If you think you have trouble supporting a wife, try not supporting her.
The man who appeals to the best side of his fellows is rarely disappointed.
A distinguished diplomat could hold his tongue in ten languages.
Diplomacy is thinking twice before saying nothing.
When a diplomat says yes he means perhaps; when he says perhaps he means no; when he says no he is no diplomat.
Triumphs without difficulties are empty. Indeed; it is difficulties that make the triumph. It is no feat to travel the smooth road.
If things are natural, they're easy. If they're unnatural they're difficult. I have never met a man who found it difficult to marry, but I have never found a man who found it easy to divorce either.
Difficulties are stepping stones to success.
A Christian is like a tea bag -- he's not worth much until he's been through some hot water.
Nothing arouses more hope than the first four hours of a diet.
Dieters -- People that are thick and tired of it
Once while St. Francis of Assisi was hoeing his garden, he was asked, What would you do it you were suddenly to learn that you were to die at sunset today? He replied, I would finish hoeing my garden.
Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination.
We sow our thoughts and reap our actions. We sow our actions and reap our habits. We sow our habits and reap our character. We sow our character, and we reap our destiny.
In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o clock in the morning, day after day.
We accomplish things by directing our desires, not by ignoring them.
The more clear you are on what you want, the more power you will have.
The man who really wants to do something finds a way, the other finds an excuse.
The distance between success and failure can only be measured by one's desire.
No person can arise above his real desire. Desires are of value only when they drive us to action. Will and work must accompany desire. Then high resolve is born. Desire is the design that will spurs us into achievement.
If you don't get everything you want, think of the things you don't get that you don't want.
Desire for security keeps littleness little and threatens the great with smallness.
A woman never knows what she really wants until she fins out what her husband cannot afford.
Convince a man of what he wants, and he'll move heaven and earth to get it.
A delay is better than disaster.
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention
O Lord, how many read the Word, and yet from vice are not deterred.
Good deeds from good intentions flow; but good intentions only; build for us a place below.
If you've made up your mind you can do something, you're absolutely right. If you've made up your mind you can't do something, you're absolutely right.
Buying on the installment plan makes the months shorter and the years longer.
Birds have bills too, and they keep on singing
If someone takes your time, it is the only debt that can't be repaid.
Running into debt isn't so bad. It's running into creditors that hurts.
If one wants to get out and stay out of debt he should act his wage.
A good man dies when a boy goes wrong.
It was once said that if you took all of the people who fell asleep in church and laid them end to end they would be more comfortable.
God's retirement plan is out of this world
Those to whom we say farewell, are welcomed by others.
To fear death is to misunderstand life.
Those who have lived a good life do not fear death, but meet it calmly, and even long for it in the face of great suffering. But those who do not have a peaceful conscience, dread death as though life means nothing but physical torment. The challenge is to live our life so that we will be prepared for death when it comes.
When death overtakes us; all that we have is left to others; all that we are we take with us.
We fear not death. That gloomy night, that pale-faced moon, and the affrighted stars that hurried through the sky, can witness that we fear not death.
There are three possible parts to a date, of which at least two must be offered: entertainment, food, and affection. It is customary to begin a series of dates with a great deal of entertainment, a moderate amount of food, and the merest suggestion of affection. As the amount of affection increases, the entertainment can be reduced proportionately. When the affection IS the entertainment, we no longer call it dating. Under no circumstances can the food be omitted.
Actually, the streets are quite safe today, it's the people on them who aren't.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
CYNIC: One who not only reads bitter lessons from the past, but who is prematurely disappointed with the future.
The customer is the final inspector.
The customer is our reason for being here.
It is not enough to give the customer excellent service. You must subtly make him aware of the great service he is getting.
Your customers will get better when you do.
If we don't take care of the customer... somebody else will.
When handling a customers complaint, remember: If you can't fix it, don't drop it.
To my customer: I may not have the answer, but I'll find it. I may not have the time, but I'll make it. I may not be the biggest, but I'll be the most committed to your success.
People do more from custom than from reason.
You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
Criticism is the disapproval of people, not for having faults, but having faults different from your own.
Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticize him, you'll be a mile away and have his shoes.
All of us could take a lesson from the weather, it pays no attention to criticism.
Don't mind criticism. If it is untrue, disregard it; if unfair, keep from irritation; if it is ignorant, smile; if it is justified it is not criticism, learn from it.
The best criticism doesn't trap an employee or child in a dead end. It gives them an escape route.
Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at.
It is usually best to be generous with praise, but cautious with criticism.
Having a sharp tongue will cut your throat
It is strange that we do not temper our resentment of criticism with a thought for our many faults which have escaped us.
For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.
There is one way to handle the ignorant and malicious critic. Ignore him.
Those who can -- do. Those who can't -- criticize.
He who throws dirt always loses ground.
Crises bring out the best in the best of us, and the worst in the worst of us.
Buying on trust is the way to pay double.
In God we trust; all others must pay cash.
I have asked a lot of my emotions --one hundred and twenty stories. The price was high, right up with Kipling, because there was one little drop of something, not blood, not a tear, not my seed, but me more intimately than these, in every story, it was the extra I had. Now it has gone and I am just like you now.
One measure of how creative you are is how you respond to changes in your circumstances and environment. How flexible are you? Consider how water adapts to its environment: evaporation, condensation, snowflake, melting, flowing, goes around rocks, fills containers, etc.
The creative process involves getting input, making a recommendation, getting critical review, getting more input, improving the recommendation, getting more critical review... again and again and again.
The cowards never started -- and the weak died along the way.
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
Courtship -- A man pursuing a woman until she catches him.
Courtesy should be a continuous action, not something to be turned on and off like a faucet.
The measure of a truly great man is the courtesy with which he treats lesser men.
We are made strong by the difficulties we face not by those we evade.
You are under the unfortunate delusion that simply because you run away from danger, you have no courage. You're confusing courage with wisdom.
What you RESIST, PERSISTS. If you take ownership and deal with things that are bothering you, then, in the very process of dealing with them they very often will go away.
Private bravery is often the price of personal victory.
Courage is not limited to the battlefield or the Indianapolis 500 or bravely catching a thief in your house. The real tests of courage are much quieter. They are the inner tests, like remaining faithful when nobody's looking, like enduring pain when the room is empty, like standing alone when you're misunderstood.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but the conquest of it.
One who lacks courage to start has already finished
Father, may these people have the vision to see, the faith to accept the truth, the courage to stand by that which they know is right.
Courage is knowing what not to fear.
No fact of human nature is more characteristic that its willingness to live on a chance.
Let people go all the way if they have got the balls for it.
Life becomes real only when we begin to face and solve our own problems. Until then we only swim in circles in a large fantasy world which tends to make us very tired of living. Don't waste energy! Face life now!
Noah was a brave man to sail in a wooden boat with two termites.
Nothing recommends a man to the female mind than courage.
If you stand up to be counted, someone will take your seat.
It takes courage to attempt the impossible. What would we think of Moses today if when it was time to part the red sea, he had said Why don't you guys go build a bridge?
A strong man and a waterfall always channel their own path.
Courage is an everyday thing. When we look reality squarely in the eye and refuse to back away from our awareness, we are living courage.
A person who walks in another's tracks leaves no footprints.
The majority of people have not the courage to correct others because they don't have the courage to bear correction themselves.
If you want to be incrementally better: Be competitive. If you want to be exponentially better: Be cooperative.
We are not put on this earth to see through one another, but to see one another through.
The moral duty to be expected in different ages is not a unity of standard, or of acts, but a unity of tendency. At one time the benevolent affections embrace merely the family, soon the circle expanding includes first a class, then a nation, then a coalition of nations, then all humanity and finally, its influence is felt in the dealings of man with the animal world.
Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue.
We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.
Never give anyone total access to your pockets, your pockets, your purse or your mind.
It is far more important that one's life should be perceived than it should be transformed; for no sooner has it been perceived, than it transforms itself of its own accord.
Everybody has a hot button. Who is pushing yours? While you probably cannot control that person, you CAN control the way you react to them.
When you can think of yesterday without regret and tomorrow without fear, you are near contentment.
Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have.
Some consultants are like the bottom half of a double boiler: They get all heated up but don't know what's cooking.
A conservative sees a man drowning 50 feet from shore, throws him a 25 foot long rope, and tells him to swim to it. A liberal throws him a rope 50 feet long, then drops his end and goes off to perform another good deed.
His was a great sin who first invented consciousness. Let us lose it for a few hours.
One should be more concerned about what his conscience whispers than about what other people shout.
A conscience is like a baby. It has to go to sleep before you can.
God may forgive your sins, but your nervous system won t.
A bad conscience has a very good memory
There are two enemies to every bill proposed in Congress, the fools who favor it and the lunatics who oppose it.
When people are taken out of their depths they lose their heads, no matter how charming a bluff they may put up.
The trouble with self-made men is that they tend to worship their creator.
Confidence is the feeling you have before you understand the situation.
Confidence and courage come through preparation and practice.
True prosperity is the result of well-placed confidence in ourselves and our fellow man.
The values of the Walt Disney company: The four C s: Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, Consistency, and the greatest of these is Confidence.
God knows best; he hasn't arranged your anatomy so as to make it easy for you to pat yourself on the back.
Courage comes from wanting to do it well. Security comes from knowing you can do it well. Confidence comes from having done it well.
He who denies all, confesses all.
A wise man admits his weaknesses. I'd admit mine if I had any.
If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.
Before water generates steam, it must register 212 of heat; 200 will not do it. The water must boil to generate enough steam to move an engine. Lukewarm water will not run anything. Lukewarmness will not generate life's work.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
Self-love is a balloon filled with wind, from which storms burst forth when one makes a puncture in it.
Conceit is a queer disease -- it makes everyone Sick except the person who has it.
Computers in the future will weigh no more than 1.5 tons. [Quoted in Popular Mechanics 1950]
If you don't know how to do something, you don't know how to do it with a computer.
Most people hew the battlements of life from compromise, erecting their impregnable keeps from judicious submissions, fabricating their philosophical drawbacks from emotional retractions and scalding marauders in the boiling oil of sour grapes.
Don't complain that you are not getting what you want, Just be glad you are not getting what you deserve!
Those who complain about the way the ball bounces are often the ones who dropped it.
The squeaking wheel doesn't always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced.
He who feels no compassion will become insane.
Comparisons are odious.
People are know by the company they keep. Companies are known by the people they keep.
Our fear that Communism might some day take over most of the world blinds us to the fact that anti-communism already has.
I am a Marxist... of the Groucho tendency.
You know how you hate to be interrupted, so why are you always doing it to me.
Get in touch with the way the other person feels. Feelings are 55% body language, 38% tone and 7% words.
A phoneless cord is a great device for people who love peace and quiet.
In the last analysis, what we ARE communicates far more eloquently than anything we SAY.
The careful application of terror is also a form of communication.
Use non-verbal communication to SOFTEN the hard-line position of others: S = Smile O = Open Posture F = Forward Lean T = Touch E = Eye Contact N = Nod.
What is the shortest word in the English language that contains the letters: abcdef? Answer: feedback. Don't forget that feedback is one of the essential elements of good communication.
Ninety-nine percent of all problems in communications start with misunderstandings which develop as a result of differing viewpoints and conditioning.
Communication is depositing a part of yourself in another person.
Common sense is seeing things as they are, and doing things as they should be done.
Common sense is what tells us the Earth is flat and the Sun goes around it.
Good sense is the master of human life.
The biggest shortage of all is the shortage of common sense.
In the war for individual rights, common sense becomes the first and major casualty.
A handful of common sense is worth a bushel of learning.
dump a good idea on a meeting table. It will belong to the meeting.
A camel looks like a horse that was planned by a committee.
A committee is a body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.
A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but who, as a group, can meet and decide that nothing can be done.
A committee is a group of the unwilling chosen form the unfit, to do the unnecessary.
A winner makes commitment. A loser makes promises.
Some men dream of worthy accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them.
Reality forms around a commitment.
To be scared is sensible, to be comfortable is suicidal.
Scratch a Yale man with both hands and you'll be lucky to find a coast-guard. Usually you find nothing at all.
The men -- the undergraduates of Yale and Princeton are cleaner, healthier, better-looking, better dressed, wealthier and more attractive than any undergraduate body in the country.
College-bred is a four-year loaf, using dad's dough, Coming out half-baked, with a lot of crust.
Looking back over a decade one sees the ideal of a university become a myth, a vision, a meadow lark among the smoke stacks. Yet perhaps it is there at Princeton, only more elusive than under the skies of the Prussian Rhineland or Oxfordshire; or perhaps some men come upon it suddenly and possess it, while others wander forever outside. Even these seek in vain through middle age for any corner of the republic that preserves so much of what is fair, gracious, charming and honorable in American life.
Each class of society has its own requirements; but it may be said that every class teaches the one immediately below it; and if the highest class be ignorant, uneducated, loving display, luxuriousness, and idle, the same spirit will prevail in humbler life.
The one who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it
No person is either as happy or as unhappy as they imagine. Things are never as good or as bad as they seem.
Make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.
Sign in lot: Church parking only. We will not forgive those who trespass against us.
Though the church has many critics, it has no rivals.
A group touring Westminster Abbey in London heard the guide list the famous people buried within its walls. During a momentary silence a little old lady's voice blurted out loud and clear, Anybody been saved here lately?
Christianity, above all, has given a clear-cut answer to the demands of the human soul.
Don't feel superior just because you go to church, it doesn't make you a Christian.
Faith makes a Christian. Life proves a Christian. Trial confirms a Christian. Death crowns a Christian.
One ABC of Christianity: Always Be Cheerful [1 Thessalonians 5:16]
No poet sings because he must sing. At least no great poet does. A great poet sings because he chooses to sing.
You must give up the way it is... to have it the way you want it
There is an election going on all the time... the Lord votes for you and Satan votes against you, and you must cast the deciding vote.
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self. Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain you don't have anything to learn from them. You're always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past.
Nine out of ten people who change their minds are wrong the second time too.
Of all earthly creatures, humans alone have the power to choose.
There are always two choices. Two paths to take. One is easy. And its only reward is that it's easy.
Too many parents are not on spanking terms with their children.
The best way for a man to train up a child in the way he should go is to travel that way himself.
What you don't know takes a lot of explaining to the children.
Children are a great comfort to us in our old age, and they help us reach it faster too.
Give me a child for the first seven years, and you may do what you like with him afterwards.
Kids use to ask where they came from, now they tell you where to go
Little girl's definition of conscience: Something that makes you tell your mother before your brother or sister does.
With children... it is a fact that most parents criticize children more than they laud or congratulate them. We tend to be quick to criticize, slow to praise. We should be careful to keep the praise and the expectations far ahead of the criticism.
There is no danger of developing eyestrain from looking on the bright side of things.
Cheerfulness removes the rust from the mind, lubricates our inward machinery, and enables us to do our work with fewer creaks and ;groans. If people were universally cheerful, probably there wouldn't be half the quarreling or a tenth part of the wickedness
Cheerfulness greases the axles of the world.
Charm is the ability to make someone think that both of you are quite wonderful.
Character is a victory, not a gift.
Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity.
Character is another thing that is formed in youth and reformed in marriage.
Character is like the foundation of a house -- it is below the surface.
The lord will not hold back the promises, even if the person who makes them is not worthy.
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one.
If you don't like your own character there may be a new one ready-made and waiting for you. The snake sheds its skin with impunity, relying on the same nature which you rely on.
Testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow and the force of it depends on the strength of the arm from which it was shot. Argument is like a bullet fired from a gun and has equal force even when issued from a child.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Clothes don't tell the character of the man, but they just as well talk for him as against him.
Nothing marks the character of a young man more than failure.
It is better for the development of character and contentment to do certain things badly for yourself than to have them done better for you by someone else.
The higher character a person supports the more they should regard their smallest actions.
Before you advise anyone Be yourself! reassess his character.
The test of any man's character is how he takes praise.
You can't truthfully explain your smallest action without fully revealing your character.
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
In order to change, we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
You can't expect to meet the challenges of today with yesterday's tools and expect to be in business tomorrow.
When it becomes more difficult to suffer than change -- then you will change.
Use a gyroscope to demonstrate how, over time, we become fixed in our ways, personalities, and, as a mature person, psychologically resistant to change. With EFFORT, however, we can make changes. We are not today exactly what we were yesterday. We are almost imperceptibly different. We do change with time and we can control to an extent the direction of the changes.
Two basic rules of life: 1. Change is Inevitable 2. Everyone Resists Change. Remember this: When you are through changing... you're through.
The only people who like change are wet babies.
To make a change often takes a lot of initial energy and effort. This is not unlike a rocket that expends most of its energy in the first few miles even though its destination may be hundreds of thousands of miles away.
The fish only knows that it lives in the water, after it is already on the river bank. Without our awareness of another world out there, it would never occur to us to change.
Some folks won't look up until they are flat on their backs
People who wait for changes to occur on the outside before they commit to making changes on the inside will never make any changes at all.
Most of us will do anything to become good except change our way of living.
I tried to change the world, but I was outnumbered.
It is a psychological fact that you can influence your environment and thoughts. If you do so consciously and with high purpose, you can change your habits and attitudes for the better.
Early civilizations complained about still earlier ones, much as we do about both.
Change tends to be viewed as a threat to our control.
Changes start occurring when budgets are cut.
Constant change is here to stay.
Change is not reform, any more than noise is music.
It's only the view from where you sit that makes you feel defeat. Life is full of many aisles, so why don't you change your seat?
A coincidence is a small miracle in which God chooses to remain anonymous.
Every chance taken is another chance to win.
If you want to be successful, you must either have a chance or take one.
If you have a choice between certainty and hope, choose certainty every time.
There are only two things you HAVE TO do in life. You HAVE TO die. You HAVE TO live until you die. You make up all the rest.
All work and no play makes one the wealthiest man in the cemetery.
A cemetery is the only place where people don't try to keep up with the Joneses.
Never celebrate until you are really out of the woods. They might be behind the last tree.
A mousetrap always provides free cheese.
Caution is not cowardly. Carelessness is not courage
Coming to Rome, much labor and little profit! The King whom you seek here, unless you bring Him with you will not find Him.
She had once been a Catholic, but discovering that priests were infinitely more attentive when she was in process of losing or regaining faith in Mother Church, she maintained an enchantingly wavering attitude.
I don't care how much you know until I know how much you care.
If you are pre-occupied with life and death then you aren't ready for heaven.
If you're too busy to help those around you succeed, you're too busy.
People will go right on preferring to do business with friends.
Business is like a wheelbarrow--it stands still until someone pushes it.
Leisure for people of business, and business for people of leisure would cure many problems.
Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.
A vacation should be just long enough that you're boss misses you, and not long enough for him to discover how well he can get along without you.
A hard thing about business is minding your own
The first thing the secretary types is the boss.
Among the worries of today's business executives is the large number of unemployed still on the payroll.
The novice in advertising frequently gives the public credit, for too much intelligence.
Any sufficiently advanced bureaucracy is indistinguishable from molasses.
Always borrow from a pessimist, he never expects anything back.
Don't be one to remember everything lent, but forget everything borrowed.
He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest.
Boredom is not an end-product, is comparatively rather an early stage in life and art. You've got to go by or past or through boredom, as through a filter, before the clear product emerges.
A bore is a man who has nothing to say and says it anyway.
Boredom is a disease of the mind and psyche, an insidious disease. It not only takes the joy out of life, but the creativity as well. No one of God's children should ever be bored with life.
I wish I could write a beautiful book to break those hearts that are soon to cease to exist: a book of faith and small neat worlds and of people who live by the philosophies of popular songs.
In any situation, ask yourself: What strengths do I possess that can contribute towards accomplishing something in this situation? Then follow through.
Reading the Scriptures is an uplifting experience.
Those who do not read are no better off than those who cannot read.
Her body calculated to a millimeter to suggest a bud yet guarantee a flower.
The human body is a peculiar device, pat it on the back and the head swells.
Why do we spend years using up our bodies to nurture our minds with experience and find our minds turning then to our exhausted bodies for solace?
It's sad that, in our blindness we gather thorns for flowers
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.
Everything I do you blame on me.
There never was a good biography of a good novelist. There couldn't be. He is too many people, if he's any good.
The very act of believing creates strength of its own.
The human mind must believe in something, so why not let it believe what it does believe.
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't It's almost a cinch you won t. Life's battles don't always go To the stronger or faster man; But soon or late the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.
If you do not believe in yourself... chances are nobody else will.
I knew my trainer believed in me and I couldn't let Him down.
If you believe in an unseen Christ, you will believe in the unseen Christlike potential of others.
Beware of assumptions! Whatever you assume to be possible -- or impossible will have a tendency to become real for you.
At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide.
What we are doing at the moment is more that just one thing added to the rest; it is a memoir.
Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes
Remember tonight.. for it is the beginning of always.
Wise men are instructed in reason men of less understanding by experience; The most unknowing learn by necessity. Wise men do in the beginning what fools in the end.
More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin.
Every beginning is a consequence. Every beginning ends something.
The average girl would rather have beauty than brains because she knows the average man can see much better than he can think.
Every beauty which is seen here below by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come
In the great department store of life, baseball is the toy department.
A baseball fan is a spectator sitting 500 feet from home plate Who can see better than an umpire standing five feet away.
A baby sitter is someone who watches your TV set While your kids cry themselves to sleep.
When you're average, you're just as close to the bottom as you are the top.
If your batting average is high enough, the Big League will find you.
Remember: the average is as close to the bottom as it is to the top.
Growl all day and you'll feel dog tired all night.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.
Your attitude determines your altitude.
If you look for the positive things in life; you will find them.
Nothing else is needed to make you depressed, than to fancy you are so.
Irritation in the heart of a believer is always an invitation to the devil to stand by.
Optimism is the cheerful frame of mind that enables a teakettle to sing, though in hot water up to its nose.
One man gets nothing but discord out of a piano; another gets harmony. No one claims the piano is at fault. Life is about the same. The discord is there, and the harmony is there. Study to play it correctly, and it will give forth the beauty; play it falsely, and it will give forth the ugliness. Life is not at fault.
The most vital thing in a man's life is his mental attitude.
Whether a glass is half full or half empty depends on the attitude of the person looking at it.
Two-minute attitude drill: To everyone: You can trust me. I'm committed to excellence. I care about you as a person. EVERY DAY: Do good. Do your best. Treat others as you would be treated. FOR TODAY: Nothing negative will escape my lips.
An atheist is a man who looks through a telescope and tries to explain all that he can't see.
How to trap an atheist: Serve him a fine meal, then ask him if he believes there is a cook.
If you don't want to deal with the devil, don't go in his shop. Keep on the Lord's side of the fence.
Be careful what you ask for because you just might get it.
The key to getting everything you want is to never put all your begs in one ask-it!
It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it's a painting, and if you can walk around it it's a sculpture.
Art the end result of perception, wisdom, intelligence, discipline, hard work, passion, luck, accident, and coincidence.
Great art is the contempt of a great man for small art.
Many bad artists will tell you that art is life. There's a subtle difference however. You can turn your back on art
Labor is the beginning, the middle, and the end of art.
A sure way of getting the last word in an argument is to say you right.
People who know the least always argue the most.
If you argue with a woman and win, you lose.
An argument is like a country road, you never know where it is going to lead.
A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about.
There are usually two sides to every argument but no end.
There is no point in arguing about matters of taste.
When two quarrel, both are in the wrong.
An archaeologist is someone whose career lies in ruins.
Everybody has the right to be left alone but nobody has the right to demand approval.
No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.
We are so often caught up in our destination that we forget to appreciate the journey, especially the goodness of the people we meet on the way. Appreciation is a wonderful feeling, don't overlook it.
The greatest need of every human being is the need for appreciation.
If you can't appreciate what you have got then get what you appreciate.
Regardless of weather, the moon shines the same; it is the drifting clouds that make it seem different on different nights.
Bad weather always looks worse through a window.
A camel is a horse designed by a committee.
A fence should be horse high, hog tight and bull strong.
If it wasn't for dogs, some people would never go for a walk.
The better I know men the more I admire dogs.
Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
Anxiety is the rust of life, destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and abiding trust in Providence is its best preventive and remedy.
Anger is one letter short of danger, Greatest remedy for anger is delay
No one can make us angry. People can say and do things to us but it is still up to us as individuals to do what we want with our emotions in response to those things.
The best answer to anger is silence.
Sticks and stones may break your bones when there's anger to impart. Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart. Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest.
The size of a man is measured by the size of the thing that makes him angry.
When you meet up with a disagreeable person, never allow yourself to be upset. Say to yourself, if a dowdy like that can stand himself all his life, surely I can stand him for a few minutes.
Whenever you get red in the face, whenever you raise your voice, whenever you get hot under the collar or angry, rebellious or negative in spirit, then know that the spirit of God is leaving you and the spirit of Satan is beginning to take over.
The broad general rule is that a man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
Its easy to be an angel when you are in heaven.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, to fly we need only embrace each other.
The kind of ancestors we have had is not as important as the kind of descendants our ancestors have.
Americans see history as a straight line and themselves standing at the cutting edge of it as representatives for all mankind. They believe in the future as if it were a religion; they believe that there is nothing they cannot accomplish, that solutions wait somewhere for all problems, like brides.
American is a very difficult language mixed with English.
America, where people do not inquire of a stranger, What is he? But What can he do?
America is a willingness of the heart.
France was a land, England was a people, but America, having about it still that quality of the idea, was harder to utter -- it was the graves at Shiloh and the tired, drawn, nervous faces of its great men, and the country boys dying in the Argonne for a phrase that was empty before their bodies withered. It was a willingness of the heart.
On Thanksgiving Day, all over America, families sit down to dinner at the same moment -- half- time.
Where ambition ends happiness begins.
I drink to make other people interesting.
Beauty is in the eye of the Beer holder!
The hangover became a part of the day as well allowed-for as the Spanish siesta.
Many a woman drives a man to drink water.
It's a great advantage not to drink among hard-drinking people. You can hold your tongue and, moreover, you can time any little irregularity of your own so that everybody else is so blind that they don't see or care.
When people agree with me I always feel that I must be wrong.
You are young at any age if you are planning for tomorrow.
We do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
When we are young we take pains to be agreeable, and when we are old we take pains not to be disagreeable.
Thirty -- the promise of a decade of loneliness, a thinning list of single men to know, a thinning brief-case of enthusiasm, thinning hair.
One of those men who reach such an acute limited excellence at twenty-one that everything afterward savors of anti-climax.
Old age may seem a long way off. But on the day it doesn't, it will be too late to do anything about it.
Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.
Age withers only the outside.
Maturity is that time when the mirrors in our mind turn to windows and instead of seeing the reflection of ourselves we see others.
In a few days I'll have lived one score and three days in this vale of tears. On I plod --always bored, often drunk, doing no penance for my faults --rather do I become more tolerant of myself from day to day, hardening my crystal heart with blasphemous humor and shunning only toothpicks, pathos, and poverty as being the three unforgivable things in life.
If you're starting to look wrinkled, don't worry. It covers the scars.
It is a toss up whether it is worse to be old and bent or young and broke.
An old-timer is one who remembers when it cost more to run a car than to park it.
Anybody who ask for advice nowadays just hasn't been listening.
Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.
Successful men follow the same advice they prescribe for others.
Advice is the only commodity on the market where the supply always exceeds the demand.
A word to the wise is infuriating.
Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.
A pint of example is worth a gallon of advice
Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero.
However far your travels take you, you will never find the girl who smiles out at you from the travel brochure.
Frogs have it easy, they can eat what bugs them
I didn't know I'd have to be torn down before I could be built up.
In times of storm, the shallowness of the root structure is revealed.
No man is more unhappy than the one who is never in adversity; the greatest affliction of life is never to be afflicted.
If your knees are knocking, kneel on them.
If you're on thin ice, you might as well dance.
Breakdowns can create breakthroughs. Things fall apart so things can fall together.
If your cup seems too bitter, if your burden seems to heavy, be sure that it is the wounded hand that is holding the cup, and that it is me who carried the cross that is carrying the burden.
He who knows the darkness shall learn to live in the light.
If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill and don't know it.
Two frogs fell into a bowl of cream. One didn't panic, he relaxed and drowned. The other kicked and struggled so much that the cream turned to butter and he walked out.
Adversity is a fact of life. It can't be controlled. What we can control is how we react to it.
We need tough days to drive us to our knees.
We all know that sponges grow in the ocean but I wander how much deeper the ocean would be if that wasn't the case.
Your dips an falls do not confound me, half as much as your heights astound me.
When I dig another out of trouble, the hole from which I lift him is the place where I bury my own.
The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them
If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?
Nothing bad ever happens without equal or growth
No one would ever have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in a storm.
There are times in everyone's life when something constructive is born out of adversity... when things seem so bad that you've got to grab your fate by the shoulders and shake it.
There will be no crown bearers in heaven who are not cross bearers on earth.
The sooner I fall behind, the more time I have to catch up.
The stars are constantly shining, but often we do not see them until the dark hours.
Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others.
Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another.
It is a wise person that adapts themselves to all contingencies; it's the fool who always struggles like a swimmer against the current.
They are as much for Mars, as for Mercury; as well qualified for war, as for business.
Some people grin and bear it; others smile and do it.
You can't plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
Some people forget to plant in the spring, idle away the summer hours and then expect to reap in the fall.
The road of life can only reveal itself as it is traveled; each turn in the road reveals a surprise. Man's future is hidden.
The search for the perfect venture can turn into procrastination. Your idea may or may not have merit. The key is to get started.
The only way you can bring in the harvest in the fall is to plant in the spring, and to water, weed, fertilize in the summer
The only way to start is to start.
The best way to get something done is to begin.
If your sword's too short, add to its length by taking one step forward.
It's no good agreeing with a person who can't make up his mind.
Logic will not change an emotion, but action will.
Keep your head and your heart going in the right direction and you will not have to worry about your feet.
Action is character.
No rules for success will work if you don't.
If you start soon enough, you won't have to run to catch up.
I like these words -- they seem to suggest action: If you hear a kind word spoken Of some worthy soul you know, It may fill his heart with sunshine If you'd only tell him so. If a deed, however humble, helps you On your way to go, Seek the one whose hand has helped you. Seek him out and tell him so. If your heart is touched and tender Towards sinner log and low, It might help him to do better If you could only tell him so.
Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps, If you are not willing to move your feet.
Don't look back, just keep on walking.
Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it.
Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.
It doesn't do any good to sit up and take notice if you keep on sitting.
Act, don't react!
Better to try something and fail than to try nothing and succeed.
Do it this very moment, Don't put it off, There's no use in doing a kindness, if you do it a day too late.
Believe in boys and girls and men and women of a great tomorrow that what so ever the boy soweth the man shall reap.
Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often
Activity and sadness are incompatible.
Backbone beats wishbone every time.
Be both the gardener and the rose.
Do it now. Then it's done.
People sitting on top of the world, usually arrived there standing up.
None of us are responsible for all the things that happen to us, but we are responsible for the way we act when they do happen.
What the mind attends to, the mind considers. What the mind constantly considers, the mind believes. What the mind believes, the mind eventually does.
To look is one thing, to see what you look at is another, to understand what you see is a third, to learn from what you understand is still something else, but to act on what you learn is all that really matters! How do I act?
Two-thirds of promotion is motion
Accomplishment is easiest when we work the hardest, and it is hardest when we work the easiest.
The fellow who does things that count, doesn't usually stop to count them.
If Columbus had turned back, no one would have blamed him. Of course, no one would have remembered him either.
Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
Acceptance of others, their looks, their behaviors, their beliefs, bring you an inner peace and tranquillity -- instead of anger and resentment
It's not a slam at you when people are rude -- it's a slam at the people they've met before.
Let nothing disturb thee; Let nothing dismay thee; All things pass; God never changes. Patience attains All that it strives for; He who has God Finds he lacks nothing;
All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the one...characteristic we must posses if we are to face the future as finishers.
God does not ask about our ability, but our availability.
Every day people are born and people die. Human beings come into this world and leave it - most without their names being immortalized in any history books. Millions of people have lived and worked and loved and died without making any great claims to fame or fortune. But they aren't forgotten - not by their friends, not by their families. And some of these people, some very special people, are not forgotten even by those who harldy knew them.
What is faith, but the voluntary act of trust in oneself? What is faith, but the yearning to believe? What is faith, but the lifeblod of every hope and prayer?
Faith, my friends, opens the mind to the impossible and gives life to improbable..
Yes and No are very short words to say, but we should think for some length of time before saying them.
Never use big words where a diminutive one will suffice.
Don't worry if your job is small and your rewards few. Remember that the mighty oak was once a nut like you.
Be thankful for this day, and you will fill it with joy. Be appreciative of those around you, and they will bring much value to your life. Be grateful for your opportunities, and you'll find yourself making the most of them.
Be thankful for what you have, and you'll get more from it. Be grateful for the challenges, and they will help you become stronger. Appreciate the dark, cloudy days and they'll instantly become brighter. Appreciate the sunny days, and you'll enjoy them even more.
Those things you take for granted will fade from usefulness as you forget they're even there. By contrast, those things for which you're thankful remain readily available and will grow even stronger as a result of your appreciative attention.
Consider how very fortunate you are. Consider it often. The more you count your blessings, the more there will be to count.
Having friends is like wetting your pants, only you can feel its warmth
Nothing great is lightly won, nothing won is lost. Every good deed that's nobly done will always repay the cost.
A winner loses more often than losers.
The only way to be number one is to be number one.
A quitter never wins, and a winner never quits
Remember that the horse that finishes a neck ahead wins the race.
You get credit for what you finish, not what you start.
Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.
Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can.
The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' -the pig was 'committed
Of all natural forces, vitality is the incommunicable one. Vitality never takes. You have it or you haven't it, like health or brown eyes or a baritone voice.
Tis better to have and need not than to need and have not.
Dwell in though upon the Grandest, And the Grandest you shall see; Fix your mind upon the Highest, And the Highest you shall be.
When he first ran for office, he appealed to the voters: I never stole anything in my life. All I ask is a chance.
No matter whom you vote for, the Government always gets in.
In times of stress and strain, people will vote.
Three levels of organizational vision: 1. The Do-able 2. The Conceivable 3. The Previously Unthinkable.
The man with vision always goes ahead of the man with visions.
The ideal life is in our blood and never will be still. Sad will be the day for any man when he becomes contented with the thoughts he is thinking and the deeds he is doing -- where there is not forever beating at the doors of his soul some great desire to do something larger; which he knows he was meant and made to do.
Yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision, but today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope.
To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, and don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest.
Its marvelous what you can see when you open your eyes.
Temperance and labor are the two best virtues. Labor whets the appetite, temperance curbs it.
I'm nothing, yet I'm everything.
I tried to change the world but people didn[[#146]]t listen to me they thought I was just a crazy guy trying to fight for a lost cause. I did everything made posters and cards about saving our trees . But then I noticed that I was actually killing trees to do my stupid posters .I also realized that those people who change the world are the minority . How many people were killed because they tried to help the world or simply ignored by society .I noticed that just by working and doing my job as a engineer and making money, which will help economy is better than doing posters and cards.
If only, If only, life was as simple as it was during childhood.
I would rather live my life than watch another person's life on T.V.
The opposite of poverty is enough.
Some people deserve a second chance;
everybody deserves a first.
Men often blinded by beauty, women, by money
the best way to get something done is to begin.
It is an exciting time where the only limits you have are the size of your ideas and the degree of your dedication
Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.
Tears are words the heart can’t express
You don't know how much you know until you know how much you don't know.
-The best Manager is the one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. You are the best in your field, go out there today and show the world again that you are!!!
I believe that our background and circumstances may have
influenced who we are, but, we are responsible for who we become."
Life is like a grindstone -- whether it wears you down or polishes you up depends on what you are made of.
When you are at peace with yourself anyplace is home.
Well strip my gears and call me shiftless!
one ring to show our love, one ring to bind us, one ring to seal our love, and forever entwine us
Education is not preparation for life, life is education
To love is to destroy.
in the end everything will be okay. if its not okay its not the end.
The greatest wastes are unused talents and untried ideas.
The hardest thing to do is watch the one you love, love someone else.
if i has to choose between loving you, and breathing. I would use my last breath to say I LOVE YOU.
As we grow older together, As we continue to change with age, There is one thing that will never change. . . I will always keep falling in love with you.
i am not gonna worry about a thing.
i am gonna just enjoy my life.
that i wont miss or regret it
your job is to convince me that you love me that it
your job is to convince me that you love mt that's it.
if your heart is a drug,
then im an addict.
you can drive at 16.
you go to war at 18.
you can drink at 21.
you retired at 65.
how old was you before your love is real?
If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, its yours forever. If it dosent, then it was never meant to be
Getting anything changes it from being desirable to just being taken for granted.
Try to eliminate the word SHOULD from your vocabulary. And try doing so without replacing it with OUGHT or YOU BETTER.
Our love could change the orbit of the earth. So, if a meteor ever comes hurtling towards earth with the guarantee of destruction, top scientists may call on us to, well, you know, do it like crazy for the sake of humankind.
The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had.
he may be a good friend but not a good sweetheart :)
you can't have more than one doors open
I hear and I forget.
I see and I believe.
I do and I understand.
Know where your at,so you can plan where your going - but never forget from where you came .
The best way to live a dream is to wake up.
Vulgarity is the rich man's modest contribution to democracy.
Giving advice to a fool is like giving medicine to a dead man
All the armies that ever marched, and all the navies that ever were built, and all the parliaments that ever sat, all the kings that ever reigned, put together have not affected the life of man upon this earth as powerfully
Diary of an Unborn ChildOCTOBER 5:Today my life began. My parents do not know it yet, but it is I already. And I am to be a girl. I shall have blond hair and blue eyes. Just about everything is settled though, even the fact that I shall love flowers.OCTOBER 19:Some say that I am not a real person yet, that only my mother exists. But I am a real person, just as a small crumb of bread is yet truly bread. My mother is. And I am.OCTOBER 23:My mouth is just beginning to open now. Just think, in a year or so I shall be laughing and later talking. I know what my first word will be: MAMA.OCTOBER 25:My heart began to beat today all by itself. From now on it shall gently beat for the rest of my life without ever stopping to rest! And after many years it will tire. It will stop, and then I shall die.NOVEMBER 2:I am growing a bit every day. My arms and legs are beginning to take shape. But I have to wait a long time yet before those little legs will raise me to my mother’s arms, before these little arms will be able to gather flowers and embrace my father.NOVEMBER 12:Tiny fingers are beginning to form on my hands. Funny how small they are! I’ll be able to stroke my mother’s hair with them.NOVEMBER 20:It wasn’t until today that the doctor told mom that I am living here under her heart. Oh, how happy she must be! Are you happy, mom?NOVEMBER 25:My mom and dad are probably thinking about a name for me. But they don’t even know that I am a little girl. I want to be called Kathy. I am getting so big already.DECEMBER 10:My hair is growing. It is smooth and bright and shiny. I wonder what kind of hair mom has?DECEMBER 13:I am just about able to see. It is dark around me. When mom brings me into the world it will be full of sunshine and flowers. But what I want more than anything is to see my mom. How do you look, mom?DECEMBER 24:I wonder if mom hears the whispering of my heart? Some children come into the world a little sick. But my heart is strong and healthy. It beats so evenly: tup-tup, tup-tup. You’ll have a healthy little daughter, mom!DECEMBER 28:Today my mother killed me.—Anonymous
As I sat there in English class, I stared at the girl next to me. She was my so called "best friend". I stared at her long, silky hair, and wished she was mine. But she didn't notice me like that, and I knew it. After class, she walked up to me and asked me for the notes she had missed the day before and handed them to her. She said "thanks" and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I wanted to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.
The phone rang. On the other end, it was her. She was in tears, mumbling on and on about how her love had broke her heart. She asked me to come over because she didn't want to be alone, so I did. As I sat next to her on the sofa, I stared at her soft eyes, wishing she was mine. After 2 hours, one Drew Barrymore movie, and three bags of chips, she decided to go to sleep. She looked at me, said "thanks" and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.
The day before prom she walked to my locker. My date is sick" she said; he's not going to go well, I didn't have a date, and in 7th grade, we made a promise that if neither of us had dates, we would go together just as "best friends". So we did. Prom night, after everything was over, I was standing at her front door step. I stared at her as she smiled at me and stared at me with her crystal eyes. I want her to be mine, but she isn't think of me like that, and I know it. Then she said "I had the best time, thanks!" and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.
A day passed, then a week, then a month. Before I could blink, it was graduation day. I watched as her perfect body floated like an angel up on stage to get her diploma. I wanted her to be mine, but she didn't notice me like that, and I knew it. Before everyone went home, she came to me in her smock and hat, and cried as I hugged her. Then she lifted her head from my shoulder and said, "you're my best friend, thanks" and gave me a kiss on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.
A Few Years Later
Now I sit in the pews of the church. That girl is getting married now. I watched her say "I do" and drive off to her new life, married to another man. I wanted her to be mine, but she didn't see me like that, and I knew it. But before she drove away, she came to me and said "you came!". She said "thanks" and kissed me on the cheek. I want to tell her, I want her to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love her but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why.
Years passed, I looked down at the coffin of a girl who used to be my "best friend". At the service, they read a diary entry she had wrote in her high school years. This is what it read: I stare at him wishing he was mine, but he doesn't notice me like that, and I know it. I want to tell him, I want him to know that I don't want to be just friends, I love him but I'm just too shy, and I don't know why. I wish he would tell me he loved me! `I wish I did too...` I thought to my self, and I cried.
Strong Words are made by Strong Beliefs,And Strong Beliefs comes from Strong Faith.A Person can Believe in anything,and still not have Faith.Faith is what gets us over any Challenge we may face.Faith is knowing that betters days are to come even when it seems it worst.
Victory lies in the admission of defeat.
Hard work never goes unrewarded"- From my father Late Dasarathi Sahoo)
Things you must do, do with ALL your might! Things done by halfs can never be done right!
Folly is for the simple. The prudent wear crowns.
Your problem is never really ur problem, Your reaction to the problem is really your problem
Love and meditation are two sides of the same coin. Meditation and love are names of the same door seen from two different place....
Hard work is like 'Steps'.
Luck is like a 'lift'.
Lift may fail sometimes.
Steps will always get you to the TOP.
A despicable "terrorist plot"
But, I've seen no evidence
To truly discount
An inside job
This was not
War -- what a waist of time. It's all about great achievements for the very few but hideous losses for the very many.
It wasn't her warm breath in my ear, or her dark hair tickling my face, or her cold hand pulling at my arm, pulling me to her whisper almost desperately. No, it was the thing itself, the three words walking into my brain like they owned the place, changing everything.
Unless it is mad, passionate, extraordinary love, it's a waste of time. There are too many mediocre things in life - love should not be one of them.
Take chances, take a lot of them. Because honestly, no matter where you end up and with whom, it always ends up just the way it should be. Your mistakes make you who you are. You learn and grow with each choice you make. Everything is worth it. Say how you feel, always. Be you, and be okay with it.
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
No man is ever old enough to know better.
Everyone say that time changes things, but we actually change them for ourself.
Love: The warm feeling that you feel towards someone who satisfies your neurosis.
There is no feeling more comforting and consoling than knowing you are right next to the one you love.
Don't gag people with welfare, they'll never make an effort.
A little girl at the wedding afterwards asked her mother why the bride changed her mind. What do you mean? responded her mother. Well, she went down the aisle with one man, and came back with another.
I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance; a church filled with flowers and friends. I asked him what kind of wedding he wished for; he said one that would make me his wife.
It's not as great a day for the bride as she thinks. She's not marrying the best man.
One non-revolutionary weekend is infinitely more bloody than a month of permanent revolution.
The rhythm of the weekend, with its birth, its planned gaieties, and its announced end, followed the rhythm of life and was a substitute for it.
How much money is enough?
Riches have never fascinated me, unless combined with the greatest charm or distinction.
Wealth is what gives you the right to preach about the virtues of poverty.
Some people lose their health getting wealth and then lose their wealth gaining health.
Adulation is the ever ready attendant to great wealth.
A great fortune in the hands of a fool is a great misfortune.
There is no such word as "Loved". Love has no past tense. If you ever stop loving someone, then you never truly loved them in the first place.
Spring is not just a season, but a state of mind
Life is not in body only, but also in the mind
Old age does not mean living many years, but thinking you are old.
Our lives are measured by years, but eternity.
The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts
As you think you live
Being right is highly overrated. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.
All people smile in the same language.
Don’t be quick to blame others for your bad mood.Don’t be quick to blame others for your bad mood.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking places.
This World is like a Stage and each one of us play our Roles and then fade away
GOD grant me the serenity to accept things I can not change , Courage to change things I can and Wisdom to Know the diffrence
Reach not for what you can reach, but for what you can not reach.
the only tyrant, i accept in this world ,is the still voice within
An old Cherokee told his grandson, "My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies & ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, & truth."
The boy thought about it, and asked, "Grandfather, which wolf wins?" The old man quietly replied, "The one you feed.
It was once said that love is giving someone the ability to destroy you, but trusting them not to.
Better to aim at a star than shoot down a well; you'll hit higher.
If you look to the lives of others,
you’ll always find yourself lacking.
Look instead at what you have,
and be grateful.
How can you be in hell when you are in my heart?
By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.
Where is the horse and the rider...
Where is the horn that was blowing...
They have passed like rain on the mountains...
Like wind in the meadow...
The days have come down in the West...
Behind the hills into shadow...
It is true that we cannot be free from sin, but at least let our sins not be always the same.
LIFE, many people live their whole life trying
to find the meaning of life, and never find it.
The meaning of it is in the word itself, (L)ove
(I)ntegrity (F)ear of God (E)xample. You have
to have a lot of love to give and receive, you
must have integrity, you must know and
Respect God, and you must be an example to
all. Then LIFE will be great and good back to
A good friend is a connection to
life, a tie to the past, a road to the
future, the key to sanity in a totally
Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character.
I've never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn.
The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, although the people in them change so much
A lie may take care of the present, but it has no future.
Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of.
When aiming for the common denominator, be prepared for the occasional division by zero.
Forgiveness is the fragrance that the flower leaves on the heel of the one that crushed it.
A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.
Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts.
A diamond is merely a lump of coal that did well under pressure
You cannot dream yourself into a character, you must hammer and forge yourself one.
The best thing about a picture is that it never changes, although the people in them change so much.
Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.
Don't think about making life better for other people who don't even deserve you, rather, focus on making your life the best, for yourself and those who love you.
Where would you be without friends? The people to pick you up when you need lifting? We come from homes far from perfect, so you end up almost parent and sibling to your friends - your own chosen family. There's nothing like a really loyal, dependable, good friend. Nothing.
If you love someone, be brave enough to tell them, otherwise, be brave enough to watch them be loved by someone else.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
When people get's pisst just because you told the truth. Look at them and say. At least I told it. proved it and showed it. and walk away. -Natsumi Katou
Discipline Is Just Choosing Between What You Want Now And What You Want the Most
Even if jobless we should never be effortless.
Dr Kenan Crnkic
Conditional happiness brings more unhappiness.
Everyone makes a difference. Someone who does something for others makes a big difference. A person who has no self-interest to do things for others makes a bigger difference. But, one who does everything for everyone for the sake of humanity without vested interest makes a real big difference for sustainability." ~Anuj Somany
A gentleman is one who doesn't and can’t forgive himself for self-committed mistake even if others forget it and the self-criticism is a mark of his right attitude towards life.
The best way to make a good day is to enjoy doing the hard work to better the productivity consistently and stay happy only with the performance excellence.
Success is not a process of accumulating wealth, building mass relationship or collecting things in excess, but developing, excelling, fostering and growing the happiness for self and others without recess to treat it as the life's progress.
The difference between DREAM and DESIRE is that the dream is what we build for the team and the desire is what we aspire to build for ourselves."~Anuj Somany
When it comes to spotting a blonde hair on a man's coat, every wife has 20-20 vision.
Broken mistakes are often the seed of hard-headedness;people whose favorite word is- Yes..:-
Those three words were pretty much all his father ever said to him: ï¿½Donï¿½t do that.ï¿½ Didnï¿½t ever tell him what he could do, but made damn sure he knew what not to do.
a wise man knows when he's gonna die.
cus he knows when to hold on, and when to let go.
A quote a day keeps the tension away.
Wisdom is knowledge, rightly applied.
If wisdom were on sale in the open market, the stupid would not even ask the price.
Many people might have attained wisdom had they not assumed they already had it.
The best mind might be the wisest mind if it were a mind alone that produces wisdom.
The wise man says it cannot be done, but the fool goes and does it.
What a wonderful world this would be if there were as many wise people as there are clever people.
Wise are they who have learned these truths: Trouble is temporary. Time is a tonic. Tribulation is a test tube.
Wise men are not always silent, but they know when to be.
Without wisdom, knowledge is more stupid than ignorance.
You can buy education, but wisdom is a gift from God.
Understanding the limitations of human beings as well as understanding your own is the beginning of true wisdom.
If wishes were horses then beggars would ride.
Some people develop a wishbone where their backbone should be.
Wit is more often a shield than a lance.
A perfect wife is one who helps her husband with the dishes.
Every mother generally hopes that her daughter will snag a better husband than she managed to do... but she's certain that her boy will never get as great a wife as his father did.
I told my wife that a husband is like a fine wine; he gets better with age. The next day, she locked me in the cellar.
The mouth of a cannon is safer that the mouth of a woman scorned.
Women sometimes seem to share a quiet, unalterable dogma of persecution that endows even the most sophisticated of them with the inarticulate poignancy of the peasant.
Women, despite the fact that nine out of ten of them go through life with a death-bed air either of snatching-the-last-moment or with martyr-resignation, do not die tomorrow -- or the next day. They have to live on to any one of many bitter ends.
The wise weigh their words on a scale with gold.
When I look at you, the wheels of time stand still vs. Your face could stop a clock
The written word can be erased -- not so with the spoken word.
When thoughts fails of words, they find imagination waiting at their elbow to teach a new language without words.
Why do social workers use five-syllable words when dealing with juvenile delinquents?
Words convey the mental treasures of one period to the generations that follow; and laden with this, their precious freight, they sail safely across gulfs of time in which empires have suffered shipwreck and the languages of common life have sunk into oblivion.
You can stroke people with words.
Good words are worth a thousand pictures.
One thing you can give and still keep is your word.
It is with a word as with an arrow -- once let it loose and it does not return.
Please God, make my words today sweet and tender, for tomorrow I may have to eat them.
Political correctness is simply a speed bump in the traffic of truth, free thought and speech.
The 500 most commonly used words have an average of 28 meanings each.
There is no excellence without labor, in the furnace, God may try you, thus to bring thee forth more bright.
Even a mosquito doesn't get a pat on the back until he's well into his work.
Even the woodpecker owes its success to the fact that he used his head.
Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle... when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.
I love the work; I could sit and look at it for hours.
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
Lincoln's stepmother probably did not teach him very much, but she kindled his mind and encouraged him. He did the work and put in the hours on his own.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, and Jill a wealthy widow.
The idea that to make a man work you've got to hold gold in front of his eyes is a growth, not an axiom. We've done that for so long that we've forgotten there's any other way.
Every day's a perfect gift of time for us to use. Hours waiting to be filled in any way we choose. Each morning brings a quiet hope that rises with the sun. Each evening brings the sweet content that comes with work well done.
Work is a four letter word!
You may be the only standard work somebody ever reads.
Mankind's worst enemy is fear of work.
How can there be so much difference between a day off and an off day?
A woman's work is never done, especially the part she asks her husband to do.
Hard work is the yeast that raises the dough
Love conquers all, but if love doesn't do it, try hard work
The daily grind of hard work gets a person polished.
It doesn't matter much what happens in this world, there's going to be somebody who'll tell you that he knew it would.
The world, as a rule, does not live on beaches and in country clubs.
When you deplore the conditions in the world, ask yourself, am I part of the problem or part of the solution?
The beauties of the world are best seen by those who strive to reach them.
Don't tell me that worry doesn't do any good. I know better. The things I worry about don't happen.
Perpetual worry will get you to one place ahead of time -- the cemetery.
Ninety percent of the things we tend to WORRY about we have no control over, so why worry about them?
It would take battalions of angels to protect us from our dreaded dangers, though in a long lifetime few of the dangers come to anything.
If you cannot help worrying, remember that worrying cannot help you either.
Don't worry about the intensity and direction of the putt -- until you get on the green!
Do not worry about whether or not the sun will rise. Be prepared to enjoy it.
Worry: a sustained form of fear caused by indecision.
Why worry when you can pray?
To worry is a sin. Only one sort of worry is permissible; to worry because one worries.
There are only two things to worry about, either you are healthy or you are sick. If you are healthy, then there is nothing to worry about. But if you are sick there are only two things to worry about, either you will get well or you will die. If you get well, then there is nothing to worry about. But if you die there are only two things to worry about, either you will go to heaven or to hell. If you go to heaven, then there is nothing to worry about. And if you to go hell, you'll be so darn busy shaking hands with your friends you won't have time to worry!
The good Lord gave me a brain that works so fast that in one moment I can worry as much as it would take others a whole year to achieve.
Set aside half an hour every day to do all your worrying; then take a nap during this period.
Nobody knows what a boy is worth. We'll have to wait and see. But every man in a noble place a boy once used to be.
Nothing is worth making that does not make the man.
When the well's dry, they know the worth of water.
Often I think writing is a sheer paring away of oneself leaving always something thinner, barer, more meager.
My idea is always to reach my generation. The wise writer writes for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterward.
An author ought to write for the youth of his own generation, the critics of the next, and the schoolmasters of ever afterwards.
All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
Mostly, we authors must repeat ourselves -- that's the truth. We have two or three great moving experiences in our lives -- experiences so great and moving that it doesn't seem at the time that anyone else has been so caught up and pounded and dazzled and astonished and beaten and broken and rescued and illuminated and rewarded and humbled in just that way ever before.
You don't write because you want to say something; you write because you've got something to say.
Writing is simple. First you have to make sure you have plenty of paper... sharp pencils... typewriter ribbon. Then put your belly up to your desk... roll a sheet of paper into the typewriter... and stare at it until beads of blood appear on your forehead.
Writers aren't people exactly. Or, if they're any good, they're a whole lot of people trying so hard to be one person. It's like actors, who try so pathetically not to look in mirrors. Who lean back ward trying -- only to see their faces in the reflecting chandeliers.
Some people would rather be wrong than quiet for a minute.
Everybody's youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.
After all, life hasn't much to offer except youth and I suppose for older people the love of youth in others.
The good thing about being young is that you are not experienced enough to know you cannot possibly do the things you are doing.
Sometimes you need to make a mess
A pigeon is the same thing as a dove. Did you know that?
Someday somebody's going to ask you a question that you should say yes to.
Life is but a connection of short lasting good moments tied together by long lasting misery
Of course she found it in the last place she looked. If she hadn't found it, she[[#146]]d still be looking
This "telephone" has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us.
Don't ask me any questions right now. I'm grumpy and I[[#146]]ll probably make fun of you.
Can you make yourself love? Can you make yourself be loved?
When life hands you a lemon, say, "Oh yeah, I like lemons. What else ya got?
The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem. Got that?
Time tells the truth.
Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
Missing you could turn from pain to pleasure, if I knew you were missing me too.
Pick yourself up, Brush yourself off and Move on.
Life waits for no-one.
Climb a mountain, find a tree, carve a hole in it, whisper the secret into the hole and cover it up with mud.
when you stop looking, you will find.
life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain.
forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heal that crushed it.
am i not destroying my enemies when i make friends of them?
there is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.
forgiveness is me giving up the right to hurt you for hurting me.
the choices we make and the chances we take, determine our destiny.
sometimes you don't know you've crossed the line until you're on the other side and can't go back.
you can't control other people's actions/feelings, but you can control your own, so get over it..
why wait for night to dream?
Change, because the kingdom of God is in hand
a happy childhood needs a parent's unhappy childhood to make it so.
what you work hard for may become the sweetest thing in life
when i go away from you, the world beats dead, like a slackened drum
i miss you saving me.
can miles truly separate you from friends.. if you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
every smile of yours is like a million stabs into my heart.
and as far as your lack of something to say, well, to tell me goodbye there was no better way.
the screams of the addicted without their addictions. the screams of the dead who are somehow still alive.
my amends will be my death.
sometimes happiness is hard to find
the world doesn't end with a bang, but a whimper
in my end is my beginning.
i want to be remembered as the girl who always smiles even when her heart is broken. the one that could always brighten up your day even if she couldnt brighten her own.
i don't miss you.. i miss who i thought you were.
and as far as your lack of something to say, well, to tell me goodbye there was no better way.
i miss you a little, i guess you could say..
a little too much, a little too often,
and a little more each day.
i wish i had the guts to walk away
and forget about what we had.
but, i can[[#146]]t because i know you won't come after me.. and i guess that's what hurts the most.
It[[#146]]s Never Enough to Be Against Something - You Must Also Be For Something Else
The best relation is the one in which your LOVE for each other exceeds your NEED for each other.
Any training that does not include the emotions, mind and body is incomplete; knowledge fades without feeling.
Never underestimate your power to change yourself; never overestimate your power to change others.
People in the third world are always on the lookout for something to forget their misery.
People in the third world are always on the lookout for something to celebrate to forget their misery.
If an individual wants to be a leader and isn[[#146]]t controversial, that means he never stood for anything.
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 a week.
my whole life flashed before my eyes'
why is it when i was in a near death experience, you were my first thought?
you know me well enough to know the things that hurt me. i know you well enough to know that you are trying to hurt me.
darkness isn't the absence of light.. it's the absence of you.
i dropped a tear in the ocean. the day you find it is the day i will stop missing you.
sometimes i wonder if there are words locked inside you too.. feelings. emotions. but i'll never know.
if i never met you, i wouldn't like you. if i didn't like you, i wouldn't love you. if i didn't love you, i wouldn't miss you. But i did, i do, and i will.
where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which i find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. i miss you like hell.
there comes a point in your life, when you realise who matters, who never did, who won't anymore, and who always will, so don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason they didn't make it to your future.
even your precious 'best friend' tells me the shit you say, so keep your mouth shut, yeah?
The difference between earning a good living & living a good life, is enjoying what you do.
Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.
sometimes you have to just take a chance. and if your scared of the past, just remember it's the past for a reason and it's not worth missing out on great things that could come in the future. take a chance, have no regrets.
to know the road ahead, ask those coming back.
Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
remember the past with gratitude, live the present with enthusiasm and look to the future with confidence.
live like it's the last day you'll ever see
i'm searching for the love that will make it okay for me to remember you.
feeling a little like how I'm feeling is not right for someone who has so much to smile about
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.
never again shall i fall in love, for leaving the heart so open is never in one's best interest
Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away.
love is not sex, love is not giving gifts, love is not a thousand things. love is only living in your beloved's mind day and night.
I despise the phrase [[#147]]just friends[[#148]]. Friends are everything to some of us.
Success is nothing unless you have someone u truely Love to share it with.
I believe in the sun even when it is not shining. I believe in love even when not feeling it. I believe in God even when he is silent.
Good will should be taken in partial payment.
Impossiblities recede as experience advances.
Write injuries in sand, but benefits in marble.
You're never really old until you've lost all your marvels.
Kids need to think that somebody cares before they care what somebody thinks.
Don't believe everything you think.
Patriotism means supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.
The heaviest thing you can carry in this life is a grudge.
It's better to have loved and lost than to live with the psycho the rest of your life.
Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.
The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy.
The bureaucracy is expanding to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary
Seeing is believing,but believing is seeing.
Seeing is believing,but believing is seeing.
Get a job you enjoy,cos you dont want to regret going to work every day.
You never miss any thing when you die,you only miss something when you are alive!
Sinking down waiting to wash away the worst of me.
Idiots are like apples, you take them one bite at a time
Live life to your fullest potential, no matter what people say about you.
Your beautiful no matter what people say,just be yourself and everything will be alright.
The score in a game does not matter, what matters is the fact that you have played the game with all your heart and soul, and what makes it worth it is the fact that you can say you accomplished something great