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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.

Two basic rules of life: 1. Change is Inevitable 2. Everyone Resists Change. Remember this: When you are through changing... you're through.
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.
Friendships that have stood the test of time and chance are surely best, Brows may wrinkle, hair grow gray, Friendship never knows decay.
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.
Acceptance of others, their looks, their behaviors, their beliefs, bring you an inner peace and tranquillity -- instead of anger and resentment
What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.
Men often give love for sex, women often give sex for love.
The size of a man is measured by the size of the thing that makes him angry.
It's not a slam at you when people are rude -- it's a slam at the people they've met before.
If Columbus had turned back, no one would have blamed him. Of course, no one would have remembered him either.
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.
Love will find a way. Indifference will find an excuse.
We gather strength from sadness and from pain Each time we die we learn to live again.
Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow -- that is patience.
When it becomes more difficult to suffer than change -- then you will change.
If you're on thin ice, you might as well dance.
The fellow who does things that count, doesn't usually stop to count them.
Never try to define love. Once defined love is confined. Once confined -- It dies.
I'm a romantic -- a sentimental person thinks things will last -- a romantic person hopes against hope that they won t.
A smile on the face is a sign that the heart is at home.
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.
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 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 difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them
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;
The one who loves least controls the relationship.
The gift of friendship... a willingness to listen... a pair of helping hands... a whisper from the heart. That someone cares and understands.
We do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
Accomplishment is easiest when we work the hardest, and it is hardest when we work the easiest.
Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain.
i don't miss you.. i miss who i thought you were.
Live for love. Without love, you don't live.
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.
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
A person is not given integrity. It results from the relentless pursuit of honesty at all times.
A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.
Education is not received. It is achieved.
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.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, to fly we need only embrace each other.
The stars are constantly shining, but often we do not see them until the dark hours.
God does not ask about our ability, but our availability.
forgiveness is me giving up the right to hurt you for hurting me.
sometimes you don't know you've crossed the line until you're on the other side and can't go back.
Successful people are simply people who learn to solve their problems... they are not people without problems.
All people smile in the same language.
TEAM -- Together Everyone Achieves More.
Love may be blind but jealousy has 20-20 vision.
Avoid being impatient. Remember time brings roses.
The man who really wants to do something finds a way, the other finds an excuse.
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.
All of us could take a lesson from the weather, it pays no attention to criticism.
Faith makes a Christian. Life proves a Christian. Trial confirms a Christian. Death crowns a Christian.
In order to change, we must be sick and tired of being sick and tired.
If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.
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.
Without His love I can do nothing, with His love there is nothing I cannot do.
Those who haven't loved somebody else, more than they love themselves haven't even begun to live
If there is anything better than to be loved it is loving.
Do anything, even the impossible; it may only take a little longer when a miracle is required.
Today's preparation determines tomorrow's achievement.
Hope is the golden thread that should be woven into every experience of life.
From the withered tree, a flower blooms.
Friendship is a comforting smile, A familiar voice that warms the heart, and the freedom to be the person God intended.
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.
Evil spelled backward is live.
No dreamer is ever to small; no dream is ever to big.
You can make the dream come true if you wake up and work.
Charm is the ability to make someone think that both of you are quite wonderful.
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 broad general rule is that a man is about as big as the things that make him angry.
No one would ever have crossed the ocean if he could have gotten off the ship in a storm.
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.
Missing you could turn from pain to pleasure, if I knew you were missing me too.
Technology does not drive change -- it enables change.
Once you have learned to love, You will have learned to live.
In every fat book there is a thin book trying to get out.
To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are.
A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks
Children smile on the average 400 times/day; Adults: 15 times/day. Ever wonder why?
Make service your first priority, not success and success will follow.
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.
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.
Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.
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.
Friendship is like vitamins, we supplement each other's minimum daily requirements
Precious gifts of friendship... knowing the heart of another, sharing one's heart with another.
Hopes are planted in friendship's garden where dreams blossom into priceless treasures.
When you stand at the edge of the cliff, jump to fly, not to fall.
Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination.
In a real dark night of the soul it is always three o clock in the morning, day after day.
To fear death is to misunderstand life.
When death overtakes us; all that we have is left to others; all that we are we take with us.
Courage comes from wanting to do it well. Security comes from knowing you can do it well. Confidence comes from having done it well.
Remember tonight.. for it is the beginning of always.
More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin.
A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.
Its easy to be an angel when you are in heaven.
Breakdowns can create breakthroughs. Things fall apart so things can fall together.
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.
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.
I'm nothing, yet I'm everything.
When you are at peace with yourself anyplace is home.
The mouth of a cannon is safer that the mouth of a woman scorned.
you can't control other people's actions/feelings, but you can control your own, so get over it..
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.
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.
The open-minded see the truth in different things: the narrow-minded see only the differences.
Time invested in improving ourselves cuts down on time wasted in disapproving of others.
Opportunities are often missed because we are broadcasting when we should be listening.
Love may be blind, but it can sure find its way around in the dark!
No three words have greater power than I Love You.
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.
Maturity is the time of life when, if you had the time, you'd have the time of your life.
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.
Scientific research consists in seeing what everyone else has seen, but thinking what no one else has thought.
True happiness comes from doing what's right not just doing what makes you feel good.
Promise only what you can deliver. Then deliver more than you promise.
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.
Solitude is the despair of fools, the torment of the wicked, and the joy of the good.
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!
Kindness and honesty can be expected only from the strong.
Achievement is not the most important thing -- Authenticity is
Doing nothing is the most tiresome job in the world because you cannot quit and rest.
Friendship is a priceless treasure never to be bought or sold -- it can only be cherished.
The miracle of friendship can be spoken without words... hearing unspoken needs, recognizing secret dreams, understanding the silent things that only true friend know.
Friendship is love with understanding.
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!!
Faith is: dead to doubts, dumb to discouragements, blind to impossibilities.
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.
Speak well of your enemies... you made them.
Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from them.
Education is what you get from reading the fine print. Experience is what you get from not reading it.
Feed your faith and doubt will starve to death
Difficulties are stepping stones to success.
Those to whom we say farewell, are welcomed by others.
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.
We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails.
Little girl's definition of conscience: Something that makes you tell your mother before your brother or sister does.
There is no danger of developing eyestrain from looking on the bright side of things.
I don't care how much you know until I know how much you care.
Those who do not read are no better off than those who cannot read.
Every beginning is a consequence. Every beginning ends something.
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.
Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.
No man is more unhappy than the one who is never in adversity; the greatest affliction of life is never to be afflicted.
He who knows the darkness shall learn to live in the light.
Nothing bad ever happens without equal or growth
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.
It is a wise person that adapts themselves to all contingencies; it's the fool who always struggles like a swimmer against the current.
Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps, If you are not willing to move your feet.
The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' -the pig was 'committed
Life is like a grindstone -- whether it wears you down or polishes you up depends on what you are made of.
You don't write because you want to say something; you write because you've got something to say.
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 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.
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.
The difference between earning a good living & living a good life, is enjoying what you do.
The key to understanding others is to first understand 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.
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.
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
When you are in it up to your ears, keep your mouth shut
One of the hardest things to do in life is to listen without intent to reply.
We are most of us very lonely in this world; you who have any who love you, cling to them and thank God.
The rose speaks of love silently, in a language known only to the heart.
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
If you want to manage somebody, manage yourself. Do that well and you'll be ready to stop managing. And start leading.
Marriage is a three ring circus: engagement ring, wedding ring, and suffering.
What God wants are men great enough to be small enough to be used.
Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
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.
A wise man doesn't just wait for the right opportunity, He creates the right opportunity.
The foolish think that nothing is well done, except that which they do themselves.
Peace won by the compromise of principles is a short-lived achievement.
Ordinary people think merely of spending time. Great people think of using it.
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.
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.
The five senses are horse sense, innocence, common sense, concupiscence, and nonsense.
Success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.
Success consists of doing the common things of life uncommonly well.
We will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
Only the insane have strength enough to survive. Only the survivors determine what is sane.
Never forget public ignorance is the government's best friend.
Humility is the ladder to divine understanding.
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.
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.
Every time history repeats itself the price goes up.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are willing to pay the price to make them come true.
A gentleman is a man who can disagree without being disagreeable.
Friendship is like a bank account. You can't continue to draw on it without making deposits.
Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait to hear the answer.
Friendship is a precious gift. To give at Christmas time. A Cherished gift, a treasured gift that lasts through all time.
He whose hand is clasped in friendship cannot throw mud.
Among Life's precious jewels, Genuine and rare, The one that we call friendship Has worth beyond compare.
Forgiveness is the key to happiness.
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.
Faith is the vision of the heart; it sees God in the dark as well as in the day.
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.
People don't fail, they give up
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
Every person who has become successful has simply formed the habit of doing things that failures dislike doing and will not do.
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.
If all of our wishes were gratified, many of our dreams would be destroyed.
Like dreams, small creeks grow into mighty rivers.
Your dreams will come true... if you can see it... if you believe in it... then you can achieve it.
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.
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.
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.
If one wants to get out and stay out of debt he should act his wage.
God's retirement plan is out of this world
There is one way to handle the ignorant and malicious critic. Ignore him.
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.
Conversation is an exercise of the mind; gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue.
When people are taken out of their depths they lose their heads, no matter how charming a bluff they may put up.
Conceit is a queer disease -- it makes everyone Sick except the person who has it.
Don't complain that you are not getting what you want, Just be glad you are not getting what you deserve!
Ninety-nine percent of all problems in communications start with misunderstandings which develop as a result of differing viewpoints and conditioning.
A winner makes commitment. A loser makes promises.
Men of genius are admired, men of wealth are envied, men of power are feared; but only men of character are trusted.
Caution is not cowardly. Carelessness is not courage
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
The human mind must believe in something, so why not let it believe what it does believe.
The average girl would rather have beauty than brains because she knows the average man can see much better than he can think.
Your attitude determines your altitude.
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.
If it wasn't for dogs, some people would never go for a walk.
The better I know men the more I admire dogs.
I drink to make other people interesting.
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.
I didn't know I'd have to be torn down before I could be built up.
Adversity is a fact of life. It can't be controlled. What we can control is how we react to it.
If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?
The sooner I fall behind, the more time I have to catch up.
Never build your emotional life on the weaknesses of others.
Some people grin and bear it; others smile and do it.
What the mind attends to, the mind considers. What the mind constantly considers, the mind believes. What the mind believes, the mind eventually does.
the best way to get something done is to begin.
You don't know how much you know until you know how much you don't know.
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.
Some people develop a wishbone where their backbone should be.
Love conquers all, but if love doesn't do it, try hard work
Do not worry about whether or not the sun will rise. Be prepared to enjoy it.
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.
am i not destroying my enemies when i make friends of them?
why wait for night to dream?
i wish i had the guts to walk away and forget about what we had. but, i canít because i know you won't come after me.. and i guess that's what hurts the most.
Most people give off as much heat as a 100 watt bulb, but not as much light.
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The truest end of life, is to find the life that doesn't end.
If love is shelter, I'm going to walk in the rain.
An executive is someone who talks with visitors so the other employees can get their work done.
Marriage is like a hot bath. Once you get used to it, it's not so hot.
Nature abhors a vacuum. When a head lacks brains, nature fills it with conceit.
Don't worry over what other people are thinking about you. They're too busy worrying over what you are thinking about them.
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.
Do you see difficulties in every opportunity or opportunities in every difficulty?
Organization is the enemy of improvisation.
If you get up one time more than you fall, you will make it through.
Planning without action is futile, action without planning is fatal
Pray for what you want, but work for what you need.
Pride is a personal commitment. It is an attitude which separates excellence from mediocrity.
Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there.
Today's progress was yesterday's plan.
When you're out of quality you're out of business.
There are no foolish questions and no one becomes a fool until they have stopped asking questions.
The reputation of a thousand years may be determined by the conduct of one hour.
Nothing is more discouraging than unappreciated sarcasm.
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.
Think highly of yourself, for the world takes you at your own estimate.
The more a man takes the needs of others on his own heart, the more he must take his own heart to God.
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.