Strange Words

Okaaaaay.... here I have maybe the world's largest collection of quotes. I know many people have actually copied em on their pages but like heheheheee i dun mind.... coz it wasnt I who said those crazy words :)


Wit is often a mask. If you tear it you will find either genius irritated or cleverness juggling.

- Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam


Better never to have met you

In my dream

Than to wake and reach

For hands that are not there.

- Otomo No Yakamochi


Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing. Bravely face whatever the gods offer.

- Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace


Why should I be bitter

About someone who was

A complete stranger

Until a certain moment

In a day that has passed.

- Saigyo


When I gathered flowers

For my girl

From the top of the plum tree

The lower branches

Drenched me with dew.

- Kakinomoto No Hitomaro


When one rows, it is not the rowing which moves the ship. Rowing is only a magical ceremony by means of which, one compels a demon to move the ship.

- Friedrich Nietzsche


There are no such things as strangers, only friends that we have not yet met.

- Anonymous



My friend:

We will

know Love -

Of its existence.

In time

Existing within it:

becoming part of it.

You and I.

- Jonivan


The sum of man's problems come from

His inability to be alone in a silent room.



- Pascal


If we do discover a complete theory of the universe It should in time be understood in broad principle by everyone, not just a few scientists. Then we, philosophers, scientists, and just ordinary people will be able to take part in the discovery of why it is that we and the universe exist. If we find the answer to that, it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason: for then we would know the mind of God.


- Stephen W. Hawking, A Brief History of Time


I cannot forget

The perfumed dusk inside the

Tent of my black hair

As we woke to make love

After a long night of love.


- Marichiko


To love somebody

Who doesn't love you,

Is like going to a temple

And worshipping the behind

Of a wooden statue

Of a hungry devil.


- Lady Kasa



In Thy Light, Shall We See Light


- Columbia University's Alma Mater


A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you . . . Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question . . . Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn't it is of no use.


- Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan


And when the future hinges on the next words that are said, Don't let logic interfere, believe your heart instead.


- Philip Robison


No purifier equals knowledge,

and in time

the man of perfect discipline

discovers this in his own spirit.


Faithful, intent, his senses

subdued, he gains knowledge;

gaining knowledge,

he soon finds perfect peace.


- Bhagavad-Gita 4:38


One should remember

man's spirit as the guide,

the primordial poet,

smaller than an atom,

granter of all things,

in form inconceivable,

the color of the sun

beyond darkness.


- Bhagavad-Gita 8:9


This is the use of memory:

For liberation-not less of love but expanding

Of love beyond desire, and so liberation

From the future as well as the past.


- T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding III, The Four Quartets


I met a solid rowing friend and asked about the Race. How fared it with the wind, I said, When stroke increased the pace? You swung it forward mightily, you heaved it greatly back. Your muscles rose in knotted lumps, I almost heard the crack. And while we roared and rattled too, your eyes were fixed like glue. What thought went flying through your mind, how fared it, Five, with you? But Five made answer solemnly, I heard them fire a gun, No other mortal thing I heard until the Race was done.


- R.C. Lehman


The reality of the other person lies not in what he reveals to you but in what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says but rather to what he does not say.


- Kahlil Gibran, Sand and Foam


The Earth has music for those who listen.


- ? Some Lit. Hum. Student should know ?


Nuke A Gay Whale For Christ.


- American Bumper Sticker


If we shadows have offended,

Think but this and all is mended,

That you have but slumber'd here

While these visions did appear.

And this weak and idle theme,

No more yielding but a dream,

Gentles, do not reprehend:

If you pardon we will mend.

And, as i am an honest puck,

If we have unearned luck

Now to 'scape to serpent's tongue,

We will make ammends, ere long;

Else the Puck a liar call.

So, goodnight unto you all.

Give me your hands, if we be friends,

And Robin shall restore ammends.


- Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream (V, 1)


She should have died hereafter;

There would have beem a time for such a word.

To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,

Creeps on this petty pace from day to day,

To the last syllable of recorded time;

And all our yesterdays have lighted fools

The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candel!

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player

That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,

And then is heard no more: it is a tale

Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,

Signifying nothing.


- Shakepeare, Macbeth (V, 5)


Friends, Romans, countrymen

Lend me your ears;

I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.

The evil that men do lives after them;

The good is oft interred with their bones;

So let it be with Caesar. The noble Brutus

hath told you Caesar was ambitious:

If it were so, it was a grievous fault;

And grievously hath Caesar answer'd it.

Here, under leave of Brutus and the rest, -

For Brutus is an honourable man;

So are they all, all honourable men, -

Come i to speak in Caesar's funeral.


- Shakespeare, Caesar


Betwixt mine eye and heart a league is took

And each doth good turns now unto the other.

When that mine eye is famish'd for a look,

Or heart in love with sighs himself doth smother,

With my love's picture then my eye doth feast

And the painted banquet bids my heart.

Another time mine eye is my heart's guest

And in his thoughts of love doth share a part.

So, either by thy picture or my love,

Thyself away art present still with me;

For thou not father than my thoughts canst move,

And I am still with them and they with thee;

Or, if they sleep, thy picture in my sight

Awakes my heart to heart's and eye's delight.


- Shakespeare, Sonnet XLVII


Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

Thou are more lovely and more temperate:

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,

And summer's lease hath all too short a date:

Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,

And often is his gold complexion dimm'd:

And every fair from fair sometime declines,

By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimm'd;

But thy eternal summer shall not fade,

Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st;

Nor shall Death brag thou wander'st in his shade,

When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st:

So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see,

So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.


- Shakespeare, Sonnet XVIII


The more you sweat in Peacetime, The less you bleed during War.


- Chinese Proverb


Even the greatest of men cannot rejoice in a friend's triumph without envy.


- ???, Excerpt from Man Enough by Dr. Frank Pittman


Rowing is a sport for dreamers. As long as you put in the work, you can own the dream. When the work stops, the dream disappears.


- Jim Dietz, Rowing Coach, USCGA


Razors pain you;

Rivers are damp;

Acids stain you;

And drugs cause cramp.

Guns aren't lawful;

Nooses give;

Gas smells awful;

You might as well live.


- Dorothy parker


Education is an admirable thing. But it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.


- Oscar Wilde


The true Black Belt is the white belt of a beginner, stained by the dried blood and sweat of the owner.


The willingness to sacrifice is the prelude to freedom.


- Pesach Seder


Flatter me, and I may not believe you.

Criticize me, and I may not like you.

Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.

Encourage me, and I may not forget you.


- William Arthur Ward


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Wisest is he who knows he does not know.


- Old Eastern Saying


Greif and sorrow do not come to us by chance, they are sent to us by the Divine Mercy for our own Perfecting.


- 'Abdu`l Baha'


To touch is to experience, but to feel is to live.


- Loren Klein


I go by many names, under many skies, doing many things, yet am always at the same place. I eat up its power, reveling in anguish. I love, I lie, I am only a human. This is my life, no trespassing. Please.


- The Lord Greycloak of Raven's Hill


I'm sure I take rowing too seriously by many peoples standards- but, they are not rowing people.


- Stuyvesant B. Pell (Princeton '53)


When I Die, I want to go like my grandfather did, peacefully in his sleep. Not yelling and screaming, like all the passengers in his car!


- It's a joke!


Read a rowing story..."In the beginning..."


When will I learn? The answers to life's problems aren't at the bottom of a bottle! They're on TV!


- Homer Simpson


Read "Half Crazed Rower" by M. Sullivan...


Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.


- Helen Keller


Read English is Tough Stuff...


If you move from what is to what may be, you pass over a bridge which takes you from Hell to Paradise. And the strangest thing: a Paradise made of precisely the same material of which Hell is made. It is only the perception of the order of the materials that differs...


- Odysseas Elytis from Open Book


But if you build your life on dreams it's prudent to recall; a man with moonlight in his hands has nothing there at all.


- Don Quixote N.B. This truth sucks.


I am impregnated with myself, and when I know myself, I'll deliver.


- Anna Gross


All that is necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.


- Edmund Burke


For S.B.

If ever you should need my life, come and take it.


- The Sea Gull


No problem is so big and complicated that it can't be run away from.


- Peanuts


I have loved to the point of madness; that which is called madness,

that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.


- F. Sagan


Fear not growing old, it is a priveledge granted to far too few... too few.


That which was hard to endure is sweet to remeber.




What's enough love?

A little more than anyone ever gets.


- Charly


Each one stands on the heart of the earth,

impaled by a ray of sunlight. And suddenly,

it's evening.


- S. Quasimodo


There's nothing wrong with building dream castles

as long as you don't try to move in.


We are torn between a craving to

know and the despair of having known.


- F. Sagan


Qui paient ses dettes, sont riches.


Life is but a walking shadow,

a poor player that struts and

frets his hour upon the stage

and then is heard of no more.

It is a tale told by an idiot,

full of sound and fury,

signifying nothing.


- Shakespeare


There are two tragedies in life.

One is not to get your heart's desire.

The other is to get it.


- Shaw


The more sorrow one encounters,

the more joy one can contain.


- The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran


Wasting time won't make any difference to eternity.


When first born we cry for coming

into this stage of fools.


- Lear


Take the clouds from your eyes

and see me as I really am.


- Don Quixote


What makes life worth living?

To be born with the gift of laughter

and sense that the world is mad.


- S. Searamouche


Yesterday is a cancelled check.

Tomorrow is a promisary note.

Today is cash...

Spend it wisely.


Love without reason lasts the longest.


To be a woman's first lover means nothing-

To be the last is the important thing.


Every man beareth the whole

stamp of the human condition.


- Montaigne


Often it is the most deserving people

who cannot help loving

those who destroy them.


- Gertrude, Herman Hesse


On a clear day you can see a long long time ago.


There is no such thing as happiness,

just lesser shades of melancholy.


Happiness is the shadow of things past

which the fools shall take for that

which is to be.


- Francis Thompson


A man is a god in ruins.


- R. W. Emerson


A man is a little soul

carrying around a courpse.


- M. Aurelius


Don't waste your youth growing up.




Those who flow through life

as life flows, feel no wear...

feel no tear... need no mending...

no repair.


- Laotzu


The question is no longer between violence and non-violence; It is between non-violence and non-existance.


- Martin Luther King Junior


The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


- Franklin Delano Roosevelt


I would rather labor on earth in service to another;

To a man who is landless, with little to live on,

Than be king over all the dead.


- Odyssey, Homer


The strong do what they have the power to do

and the weak accept what they have to accept.


- History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides


Do not be led astray by a false sense of honour-- a thing which often brings men to ruin when they are faced with an obvious danger that somehow affects their pride.


- History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides


Read about this awsome idea......


Read this interesting point of view.....


Every week we ought to have one hour for recieving letters, then go take a bath.


- Nietzsche


Shallow water easily becomes disturbed and murky.


I see no virtue where I smell no sweat.


Somewhere, someone is practicing, and when you meet him in face to face competition, he will win.


Rivers of truth taste the same.


- Old Tibetan (Buddhist) Saying


Badness can be caught in great abundance, easily;

the road to her is level, and she lives near by.

But Good is harder, for the gods have placed

in front of her much sweat; the road is steep

And long and rocky atr the first, but when

You reach the top, she is not hard to find.


- Hesiod, Works and Days


Love they to live that honor and love have.


-Shakespeare, 'Richard II'


As a rule,

Man's a fool.


When it's hot

He wants it cool;

When its cool

He wants it hot.


Always wanting

What is not.


We must accept the truth, even if it changes our point of view.


If it makes you happy, It can't be that bad.


When I was young, I could remember anything, Whether it happened or not.


- Mark Twain


The term "incorporeal" is properly applied only to the void, which cannot act or be acted on. Since the soul can act and be acted upon, it is corporeal.


- Epicurus


Men imagine that celestial bodies are divine yet ascribe to them purposes inconsistent with divinity; and they anticipate eternal suffering after death. Peace of mind follows freedom from such fears, and will be gained if we trust to our immediate feelings and sensations.


- Epicurus


Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you have now was once among the things you only hoped for.


- The Vatican Sayings, Epicurus


It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.


- The Vatican Sayings, Epicurus


We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help when in need.


- The Vatican Sayings, Epicurus


Freedom is the greatest fruit of self-sufficiency.


- The Vatican Sayings, Epicurus


We alternate between desire and regret.


- On the Private life, Seneca


God is in the details.


Necessity is an evil; but there is no necessity for continuing to live subject to necessity.


- The Vatican Sayings, Epicurus


Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.


- Anais Nin


Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.


- Matthew, 19.24


If you gaze for long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.


- Nietzsche


Making love with you

Is like drinking sea water.

The more I drink

The thirstier I become,

Until nothing can slake my thirst

But to drink the entire sea.


- Marichiko


Anything more than the truth would be too much.


- Robert Frost


The true value of a human being can be found in the degree to which he has attained liberation from the self.


- Albert Einstein


One world at a time.


- Thoreau, when asked about the hereafter


I like reality.

It tastes of bread.


- Jean Anouilh


When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage;

when a sage attains understanding, he is an ordinary man.


- Zen Saying


Just before she died, Gertrude Stein asked: "What is the answer?" No answer came.

She laughed and said: "In that case what is the question?" Then she died.


Every day people are straying away from church and going back to God.


- Lenny Bruce


If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.


- Mark Twain


At the ancient pond

a frog plunges into

the sound of water.


- Basho


This world of dew

is only a world of dew,

and yet.


- Issa


Everybody laughs in the same language.


- Anonymous


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I have nothing, I owe much, the rest I leave to the poor . . .


- The last dying words of Oscar Wilde


Tomorrow or next life- which comes first, we will never know.


- Old Tibetan Buddhist Saying


Of all footsteps, that of the elephant is supreme; Of all mindfull meditations, that on death is supreme.


- Milarepa


If you want to know your past life, look into your present condition;

if you want to know your future, look into your present action.


- Padmisambha


Even though it's hard, it's easy.


- Hesiod


America is my country;

Paris is my home town.


- Gertrude Stein




Sometimes I just wish it were greener on my side.


- Chris Loncar


In the end, there will be no judges . . . only witnesses to my greatness.


- Anyone know? Bible?


Like - what's the point of poetry when you can like - uh - talk?


- Jon Spiegel


Virtue will take up arms against savagery,

And the battle will be short.

For the courage of old is not yet dead

In Italian hearts.


- Petrarch, Italia Mia, II. 93-6.


For the whole earth is the sepulcher of famous men,

not only are they commemorated in columns and

inscriptions in their own country but in foreign

lands there dwells also an unwritten memorial of

them graven not on stone but in the hearts of men.


- Pericles' Funeral Oration, V c. B.C.


If rulers take too much grain

People rapidly starve;

If rulers take too much freedom

People easily rebel;

If rulers take too much happiness.

People gladly die.

By not interfering the sage improves the people's lives.


- Tao Te Ching


The trade of governing has always been

monopolized by the most ignorant and the

most rascally individuals of mankind.


- Thomas Paine


The trouble with our times is that the

future is not what it used to be.


- Paul Valery


The saddest moment in a person's life comes but once.


It is well to remember that the entire universe,

with one trifling exception, is composed of others.


- John Andrew Holmes


Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot;

others transform a yellow spot into the sun.


- Pablo Picasso


I've told you for the fifty-thousandth time,

stop exagerating.


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Lift the stone and you will find me.

Cleave the wood and I am there.


- Jesus


1. Out of clutter, find simplicity.

2. From discord, find harmony.

3. In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity.


- Albert Einstein, The Three Rules of Work


When you understand one thing through and through, you understand everything.


- Shunryu Suzuki


Should you desire the great tranquility, prepare to sweat white beads.


- Hakuin


Knock, and he'll open the door.

Vanish, and he'll make you shine like the sun.

Fall, and he'll raise you to the heavens.

Become nothing, and he'll turn you into everything.


- Rumi


It is not the same to talk of bulls as to be in the Bullring.


- Spanish Proverb


You can only find truth with logic if you have already found it without it.


- G. K. Chesterton


Pai-chang wished to send a monk to open a new monastery. He told his pupils that whoever answered a question most ably would be appointed. Placing a water jug on the ground, he asked: "Who can say what this is without calling it its name?" The head monk said: "No one can call it a wooden sandal." Kuei-shan, the cooking monk, tipped over the jug with his foot and went out. Pai-chang laughed and said: "The head monk loses." And Kuei-shan became the Master of the new monastery.


- Zen Mondo


Our own life is the instrument with

which we experiment with truth.


- Thich Nhat Hanh


Computers are useless.

They can only give you answers.


- Pablo Picasso


Meditation is not a means to an end.

It is both the means and the end.


- Krishnamurti


The more you know,

the less you understand.


- Tao Te Ching


From myself, I am copper,

Through you, friend, I am gold;

From myself I am a stone,

But through you I am a gem.


- Rumi


He who is calm disturbs neither himself nor others.


- Epicurus, The Vatican Sayings


Physicists define stress as force per unit area.

The rest of humanity defines stress as physics.


Today's jargon file addition: "Salmon Day"...

The experience of spending an entire day

swimming upstream only to get screwed in the end.


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Engineering: "How will this work?"

Science: "Why will this work?"

Management: "When will this work?"

Liberal Arts: "Do you want fries with that?"


Duct tape is like The Force:

it has a light side, a dark side,

and it holds the universe together.


Unix - it's a nice place to live, but you wouldn't want to visit there.


"In any non-trivial axiomatic system, there are

true theorems which cannot be proven."

-- Goedel


"Shit happens."

-- Ragman


"Let it be."

-- Lennon



Most men pursue pleasure

with such breathless haste

that they hurry past it.


- SØren Kierkegaard




- J. Q. Pelegano


Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished

by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.


- Doug Larson


Able was I, ere I saw Elba.


- Napoleon, upon his death bed.


Nature is mortal; we shall outlive her. When all the suns and nebulae have passed away, each one of you will still be alive. Nature is only the image, the symbol; but it is the symbol my beliefs invite me to use. We are summoned to pass through Nature, beyond her, into that splendour which she fitfully reflects. And in there, in beyond Nature, we shall eat of the tree of life...


- Peter B. Carroll


Women seem wicked when your unwanted.


- Jim Morrison


Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins. Love between a man and a woman is founded on the mating instinct and is not free from desire and self-seeking. But to have a friend and to be true under any and all trials is the mark of a man.


- Charles Alexander Eastman (Ohiyesa) Santee Sioux


Friends are God's way of apologizing to us for our families.


To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.


If you understand, things are as they are.

If you do not understand, things are as they are.


- Gensha


"God is dead."

- Nietzche


"Nietzche is dead."

- God


"Nietzche is God."

- The Dead


Once you have the means of life, you must practice virtue.


- Phocylides


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If God had meant for us to be naked, we'd have been born that way.


- Mark Twain


We mock the things we are to be.


Long and hard is the way that up towards heaven, leads us to the light.


- Dante




The heart has its reasons that reason cannot know.


- Pascal




It takes, on average, about fifteen years to become an over-night success.


"Freedom" is just another word for "nothing to lose".


- Janis Joplin


Don't say you don't have enough time.

You have exactly the same number of hours

per day that were given to Helen Keller,

Louis Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa,

Leonardo DaVinci, Thomas Jefferson, and

Albert Einstein.


Knowing is not enough;

We must Apply.

Willing is not enough;

We must Do.


- Goethe


This statement is false.


My house says to me, "do not leave me, for here dwells your past."

And the road says to me, "Come and follow me, for I am your future."

And I say to both my house and the road,

"I have no past, nor have I a future.

If I stay here, there is a going in my staying;

and if I go there is a staying in my going.

Only love and death change all things."


- Kahlil Gibran


Half of the world's misery comes from ignorance. The other half comes from intelligence.


- Bonar Thompson


... the palaces of kings are built on the

ruins of the bowers of paradise.


- Thomas Paine, Common Sense


Do not seek to follow in the footsteps

of the wise: seek what they sought.


- Basho


Loving is so short and forgeting so long.


- Pablo Neruda


Do not work too hard -- it's bad for the soul.


- a e b


No one can promise you tomorrow.




God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the strength to change those I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.


Monitor your thoughts; they become words.

Monitor your words; they become actions.

Monitor your actions; they become habits.

Monitor your habits, they become character.

Keep track of your character,

For it becomes your future.


- ixoyc


You have to walk up each step to get to the top of the staircase.


The modifications mankind have undergone, and are still undergoing, result from a law underlying the whole organic creation; and provided the human race continues, and the constitution of things remains the same, those modifications must end in completeness. As surely as the tree becomes bulky when it stands alone, and slender if one of a group; as surely as a blacksmith's arm grows large, and the skin of a laborer's hand thick; as surely as the eye tends to become long-sighted in the sailor, and short-sighted in the student; as surely as a clerk acquires rapidity in writing and calculation; as surley as the musician learns to detect an error of a semitone amidst what seems to others a very babel of sound; as surely as a passion grows by indulgence and dimisishes when restrained; as surely as a disregarded conscience becomes inert, and one that is obeyed active; as surely as there is any meaning in such terms as habit, custom, practice; -- so surely must the human faculties be moulded into complete fitness for the social state; so surely must evil and immorality disappear; so surley must man become perfect.


- Herbert Spencer


Life is FULL; it's PEOPLE who are short.


Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins. Love between a man and a woman is founded on the mating instinct and is not free from desire and self-seeking. But to have a friend and to be true under any and all trials is the mark of a man.


- Charles Alexander Eastman (Ohiyesa) Santee Sioux


Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.


- Sam Brown, Washington Post, January 26, 1977


Esthlos, signifies one who is, who possesses reality, who is actual.


- Friedrich Nietzsche, Geneology of Morals


Not how one soul comes close to another

but how it moves away shows me their kinship

and how much they belong together.


- Nietzsche, Aphorism 251


A few hours of mountain climbing turn a villain

and a saint into two rather equal creature.

Exhaustion is the shortest way to equality and fraternity --

and liberty is added eventually by sleep.


- Nietzsche, Aphorism 263


No victor believes in chance.


- Neitzsche, Aphorism 258


What is the seal of attained freedom?.--

No longer being ashamed in front of oneself.


- Neitzsche, Aphorism 275


I have given a name to my pain and call it "dog":

it is just as faithful, just as obtrusive and

shameless, just as entertaining, just as clever as

any other dog-- and I can scold it and vent my bad moods

on it, as others do with their dogs, servants, and wives.


- Neitzsche, Aphorism 312


It is only by not trusting that

you turn someone into a liar.


- Tao Te Ching


orchestra faintly...

the moonlight on her shoulder

never forgotten


- Brett Brady


Junge Hure, alte Betschwester.

A young whore makes an old nun.


Read James Brown's Man's World.


Captain Segura squeezed out a smaile. It seemed to come from the wrong place like toothpaste when the tube splits.


They both laughed, drinking daiquiries.

It is easy to laugh at the idea of torture on a sunny day.


No one cares what you know until they know how much you care.


- Micah


The best seeing is forgetting the names of things.


- Harvey Mudd


No, the opposite of love is indifference.


- Erin


While they were asleep, they did not realize they were dreaming... but when they awoke, they knew.

Some day will come a great awakening, when we will know this life was like a dream.


- Chuang-Tse


I'd trade all my tomorrows for one single yesterday.


- Me & Boby McGee


You know what charm is: a way of getting the awnswer 'yes' without having asked any clear question.


- Camus


Paul Slazinger says, incidentally, that the human condition can be summer up in just one word, and this is the word: Embarrassment.


- Kurt Vonnegut


No medicine cures what happiness cannot.


- Gabriel Garcia Marquez


... once he drew with one long kiss my whole soul through my lips as sunlight drinketh dew.


- Alfred, Lord Tennyson


Evil will always prevail, because good is dumb.


- Spaceballs


Invention, it must be humbly admitted, does not consist in

creating out of void, but out of chaos.


- Frankenstein


The noble man is cheifly concerned with wisdom and friendship;

of these, the former is a mortal good, the latter an immortal one.


- Epicurus


Stir a cesspit and a foul stench arises; stir perfum and a delightful fragrance ascends. But the movement is identical.


- St. Augustine


For there is another problem: People are by nature inconstant. It is easy to persuade them of something, but it is difficult to stop them from changing their minds. So you have to be prepared for the moment when they no longer believe.


- Machiavelli


If life was a sitcom, I'd be cancelled in a week.


- Jeremy Sheff


- You complete me.

-Stop ... you had me at hello.


- Jerry Maguire




I think if there is a god, he doesn't exist in you or in me, but in the space in between.


- Before Sunrise


Her eyes were the color of far away love.


- Pablo Neruda


We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love.


- Freud


Since feeling is first, who pays attention to the

syntax of things will never wholly kiss you.


- E. E. Cummings


The most violent element in society is ignorance.


- Emma Goldman


Religion is the opiate of the masses.


- Marx


Marxism is the philosophers' opiate.


At the bottom of this pyramid you are either at one side or the other.

But when you get to the top all the points converge into one.

There the eye of God opens.


He who has injured thee was either stronger or weaker than thee. If weaker, spare him; if stronger, spare thyself.


- Seneca


The successful people are the ones who can think up stuff for the rest of the world to keep busy at.


- Don Marquis


Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom.


- William Pitt


When I was a child, my mother said to me, "If you become a soldier you'll be a general. If you become a monk you'll end up as the pope." Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.


- Pablo Picasso


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Read This awsome page of Einstein's quotes.


The only posible conclusion the social sciences can draw is: some do, some don't.


- Ernest Rutherford


All science is either physics or stamp collecting.


- Ernest Rutherford


Float like a butterfly,

sting like an ICBM.


It is no longer adequate to say we will have revolution by any means necessary;

you have to begin to define the means necessary.


- Malcolm X


The road to hell was paved with good intentions.




You cannot rape the willing.




You cannot find yourself, only create yourself.


- Anne Sekel


Running away to get away... you're wearing out your shoes...


- Sly and the Family Stone


Tears are the rinse water of an unhappy heart.


- Raynor Schein


One Life--a gleam of Time between two eternities.


Never a tear bedimes the eye that time and patience cannot dry.


If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would man believe and adore.


To let a fool kiss you is stupid, to let a kiss fool you is worse.


In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life:

It Goes On.


- Robert Frost


Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear


- Mark Twain


The friend I trusted failed me.

This was bad, but not so bad as

though I had failed my friend.


Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If you don't take action, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.


A man convinced against his will, is of the same opinion still.


And where we love is home,

Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts,

The chain may lengthen, but it never parts.


Sometimes you fear the world is headed for destruction, then you read the ads in the newpaper and you don't care if it is.


Talking comes by nature, silence by wisdom.


The tiniest dewdrop hanging from a blade of grass in the morning is big enough to relect the sunshine and the blue of the sky.


The face is the index to the mind.


Our pleasures are shallow, our sorrows deep.


Happiness is the place between too little and too much.


Only after the last tree has been cut down,

Only after the last river has been poisoned,

Only after the last fish has been caught,

Only then will you realize that money cannot be eaten.


- Cree Indian Prophecy


Not in the clamor of the crowded street,

Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng,

but in ourselves one finds triumphs and defeats.


Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you-

not because they are nice, but because you are.


But he who neither thinks himself not learns

From others, is a failure as a man.


- Hesiod, Works and Days


In work there is no shame;

shame is in idleness.


- Hesiod, Works and Days


To save yourself much pain: the bigger your plans

the smaller the group of friends should share in them.


- Hesiod, Elegies


Plenty's destroyed more men than famine's killed,

People who wanted more than was their due.


- Hesiod, Elegies


If you're not a liberal when you're twenty, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative when you're forty, you have no brain.


As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.


Gladness rules the shipment of new days that lie unopened at the foot of my heart.


- Janet Spivey


To successfully heal and forgive all wounds you must learn to cry, to laugh, and to pray. Each have healing powers of their own. Put all three together and you have the ultimate feelings.


You are but one small part of the Human Be-ing.


- Thunderhorse


Little is the number that think with their own mind and feel with their own heart


- Albert Einstein


Tis better to argue a point and not settle it, than to settle a point and not argue it.


- J. Joubert


Against boredom, even the gods themselves struggle in vain.


- Nietzsche


I used to complain because I had no shoes, then one day I mat a man who had no feet....


The soul would not be a rainbow, had the eyes no tears.


Nothing is as unqulifiedly good as a good will.


- Immanuel Kant


I am a poet who composes what life proses, and who proses what life composes.


- Kahlil Gibran


Even a fool knows we can't reach the stars, but that doesn't stop the wise man from trying.


The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.


Those who in the midst of chaos can hold their heads together when no else can, can truly say they are a man.


Success is not defined by obtaining everything you want, but by appreciating everything you have.


If you say my eyes are beautiful, it's because they're looking at you.


Those who do not read..are no better off than those who can't.


- Old Chinese Proverb


A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams...


- John Barrymore


You can trust the Americans to do the right thing,

after they have tried every other alternative.


- Winston Churchill, 1941


Everything that can be invented had been invented.


- Charles H. Duell, Commisioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899


Integrity needs no rules.


- Albert Camus


Man is the only creature who has the ability to blush, or the need.


- Mark Twain


Computers have reaked more havoc on mankind than any other creation,

next to, perhaps, hand-grenades and tequila.


The direction of the mind is more important than its progress.


The mind covers more ground than the heart, but goes less far.


Fools wander, the wise travel.


The fool does in the end what the wise do in the beginning.


Virtue consists not in abstaining from vice but in not desiring it.


Gustobus, Bustobus, et Coloribus non est disputandum.

Tastes, Busts, and Colors are not disputable.


People who only attempt the possible lack imagination.


The meaning of life is to give life meaning.


Luck is not chance, it's toil. Fortune's expensive smile is earned.


- Emily Dickinson


And think not, you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course


- Kahlil Gibran


Love is the fire of life; it either consumes or purifies.


Who you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you're saying.


- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Laughter is the best form of Medicine.

For when we laugh we neither grieve, think, or feel.


- Eugene Lam


Moderation in all things, including moderation.


- Larry S.


Life is short.

Play naked.


A wealthy man sits fishing. His mansion sits adjacent to a lake. Upon waking early, he eats breakfast and gathers his fishing rod and some bait. Sitting next to this lake he spends his time.

Every day, a few feet down the water he sees another man: a poor man, who lives in a rickety shack. Every day, the poor man fishes with a stick and some string. He sits only an hour or so, rarely catching more than two fish. He collects what the lake gives him and goes home.

The years passed, and frustrated from too much thinking, the rich man approached the poor:

"Please excuse me, but we have seen each other fishing here every day for the past few years, and I have been thinking. You see, every day, you sit here for only an hour or two catching only a few fish and then you head home. I could not help but wondering why you don't stay longer. You see, if you could just stay one or two hours more each day, you could sell your extra fish in town. You could get enough money to get a better fishing rod, and then catch more fish. You could eventually get a boat and a net. Then with even more fish, you could hire another man and another boat. Soon enough you would not even have to be on the boats all day; you could have a huge company earning you a lot of money. Then, you could easily spend you days fishing alone, for only as long as you would like. You would be able to sit here as long as you want, doing what you want."

"But, sir, I don't understand," said the poor man, "that's what I do now."


Every morning as a man eats his breakfast, he hears the whistling of a shepherd bringing his flock of sheep up a mountain. The man thinks of the long walk and the hard work the shepherd must have. Yet the shepherd's songs are more beautiful than any he has ever heard: they are filled with unmatched joy and inspiring enthusiasm. It is so amazing, he thinks, that someone with so hard a life could sing such beautiful melodies.

He decides to one day leave some money on the trail outside his house in a satchel for the shepherd. He wakes up early to place the gift and waits, peeking through a shudder to see if he will take it. Surely, the whistling shepherd comes up the trail, and without stopping, he picks up the bag and continues whistling on his way without opening it.

The next day he passed without a sound. The next week: not a sound. Months pass without a note of whistling. This troubled the man. So one day he waited by his door and when the shepherd passed on his daily route, the man ran outside:

"Excuse me, sir, excuse me. You see, I awoke every day to hear your whistling - the most beautiful sounds I have ever heard - filled with such spirit and joy - unmatched levels of happiness - and a few months ago, you stopped, and I have not heard you since. Where has that joy gone? What could make such feelings disappear?"

"You see, friend, a few months ago I was walking along when I came across a satchel on the ground which I picked up. When I got to the pastures, I opened it to find a huge amount of money. I have been thinking ever since of what to do with the money - I cannot sleep and I cannot figure out what to do."


The ones we call crazy for trying to change the world are the ones that do.


The cure for anything is salt water- sweat, tears, or the sea.


- Isak Dinesen


In this world of change, nothing which comes stays, and nothing which goes is lost.


- Anne Swetchine


One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.


- Hellen Keller


Were there none who were discontented with what they have, the world would never reach anything better.


- Florence Nightingale


There is no place to hide when fear is the seeker.


- Lauren Bezaire


Beauty is not caused - it is, chase it and is ceases, chase it not and it abides.


-Emily Dickinson


Fiction reveals truths that reality obscures.


- Jessamyn West


To achieve the possible you must attempt the impossible.

To be the best that you can be, you must dream of being more.


Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.


- Archimedes


Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.


- Arabian Proverb


The 100% American is 99% idiot.


- Geurge Bernard Shaw


We, the willing

Led by the unknowing

Doing the impossible

For the ungrateful

We've done so much

For so long

With so little

We are now qualified

To do anything

With nothing


Honesty entails vulnerability. Learn to be more vulnerable.


-Lisa Sarma


The inconsitant enforcement of unrespected laws begets ressentiment and rebellion.

If the just do not repect their own code how can anyone else?


- A. H. Gelbard


Do not wait for leaders.

Do it alone, person to person.


- Mother Teresa,


It's O.K. to have a Rolls Royce ego as

long as you don't have a bicycle brain.


- Jesse Jackson


If money could talk, it would say goodbye.


If life were a novel, then dead would mark the end of the first chapter...(Kelly Nelson)


Great men may die, but there ideas won't. (Kelly Nelson)


Birds of the same feather flock together.


If you don't do it, you'll never know what would have happened if you had done it. (Ashleigh Brilliant) It's a

small world, but I wouldn't like to have to paint it.


If God had meant us to take showers he would have put our armpits on top of our shoulders.


Kindness has converted more sinners, than zeal, eloquence or learning. (F. W. Faber)


Knowing what to say is not always necessary; just the presence of a caring friend can make a world of difference. (Sheri Curry)


There is no such thing as government money, only taxpayer money. (William Weld)


Killing time murders opportunities.


You either have to be first, best, or different. (Loretta Lynn)



Make your life a mission, not an intermission. (Arnold Glasgow)


Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. (Oprah Winfrey)


Don’t count the Days, Make the Days Count. (Muhammad Ali)


We can’t spell S CCESS without U.


Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don’t say it mean.


If at first you DO succeed, try something harder. (Ann Landers)


Pride is something we have. Vanity is something others have.


People who are often in a hurry imagine they are energetic, when in most cases they are simply inefficient. (Sydney J. Harris)


Sometimes the best helping hand you can give is a good, firm push. (Joann Thomas)


Trying to squash a rumour is like trying to unring a bell. (Shana Alexander)


Always ride your horse in the direction it is going.


If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything. (Mark Twain)


When everything seems to be going against you, remember the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. (Henry Ford)


Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak.

Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. (Winston Churchill)


I used to be lost in the shuffle. Now I just shuffle along with the lost.


Tears will get you sympathy.


Sweat will get you results.


To belittle is to be little.


Don’t think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm. (Malayan proverb)


A good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help another up.


Great minds ... discuss ideas.

Average minds ... discuss events.

Small minds ... discuss people.


A dog thinks: Hey, these people I live with feed me, love me, provide me with a nice warm, dry house, pet me, and take good care of me... They must be Gods!

A cat thinks: Hey, these people I live with feed me, love me, provide me with a nice warm, dry house, pet me, and take good care of me... I must be a God!


The one who makes it, sells it. The one who buys it, never uses it. The one that uses it, never knows that he's using it. What is it?

A coffin.


Hospitality is making your guests feel at home -- even when you wish they were.


Hugs are not measured by quantity; they are measured by quality.


He has Van Gogh's ear for music.


Handicapped is not helpless.


I'd love to make up my mind, but I can't remember where I left it.


History repeats itself, but each time the price goes up.


I don't blame Congress. If I had $600 billion, I'd be irresponsible too.


I'm serious; it was a joke.


I know UNIX, PASCAL, C, FORTRAN, COBOL, and nineteen other high-tech words.


Fear doesn't overwhelm you; you let fear overwhelm you.


Fat people are harder to kidnap. Everything is possible; just not too probable.


Even the smallest candle burns brighter in the dark.


Even the boldest zebra fears the hungry lion.


Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish. (Michelangelo)


Hymns appropriate to the occasion.

Dentist's Hymn -- "Crown Him with Many Crowns"

TV Weatherman's Hymn -- "Showers of Blessing"

Contractor's Hymn -- "The Church's One Foundation"

Tailor's Hymn -- "Holy, Holy, Holy"

Golfer's Hymn -- "There Is a Green Hill Far Away"

Politician's Hymn -- "Standing on the Promises"

IRS Hymn -- "All to Thee"

Gossiper's Hymn -- "Pass it On"

Electrician's Hymn -- "Send the Light"

Shopper's Hymn -- "Sweet By and By"


If you MUST speed on the highway, sing these hymns loudly:

at 45 mph.... "God Will Take Care of Me"

at 55 mph.... "Guide me, O Great Jehovah"

at 65 mph.... "Nearer My God to Thee"

at 75 mph.... "Nearer Still Nearer"

at 85 mph.... "This World is Not My Home"

at 95 mph.... "Lord, I'm Coming Home"

at 100 mph.... "Precious Memories"


Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt. -- Abraham Lincoln


When a fellow says it ain't the money but the principle of the thing. It's the money. -- Kin Hubbard


Nothing is more rewarding than to watch someone who says it can't be done get interrupted by someone actually doing it. - Anon


Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability. --Flowers A. Newhouse


Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal. --Hannah More


"To live is to have problems and to solve problems is to grow intellectually" -- J. P. Guilford


I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. --Confucius


A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer. --Robert Frost


Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. --Robert F. Kennedy


What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. --Aristotle


Do not, on a rainy day, ask you child what he feels like doing, because I assure you that what he feels like doing, you won't feel like watching. --Fran Lebowitz


A friend knows how to allow for mere quantity in your talk, and only replies to the quality. --William Dean Howells


Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training. --Anna Freud


Humankind has not woven the web of life.

We are but one thread within it.

Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.

All things are bound together.

All things connect.

Chief Seattle


Follow Your Bliss.

Joseph Campbell




If you can DREAM it,

you can DO it.

Walt Disney


Your talent is God's gift to you.

What you do with it is your gift back to God.

Leo Buscaglia



Dream as if you'll live forever.

Live as if you'll die today.

James Dean



Gilda Radner


Help a worthy cause, support Gilda's Club!


Kindness is wisdom.

Phillip J. Bailey



John Lennon


Service is the rent we pay for being.

It is the very purpose of life,

and not something you do in your spare time.

Marion Wright Edelman


Go to the truth beyond the mind.

Love is the bridge.

Stephen Levine


Love means to love that which is unlovable;

or it is no virtue at all.

G.K. Chesterton


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...



[about the past]

...the way I see it,

you can either run from it,

or learn from it.

Rafikki to Simba in Disney's The Lion King



Mel Gibson as William Wallace in the Scottish epic Braveheart



The harder you fall,

the higher you bounce.



Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us without words?

Marcel Marceau


People are like stained-glass windows.

They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,

but when the darkness sets in,

their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

Elizabeth Kübler-Ross



I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,

I still believe that people are really good at heart.

Anne Frank


There are two lasting bequests we can give our children:

One is roots.

The other is wings.

Hodding Carter, Jr.


The important thing is not to stop questioning.

Albert Einstein


In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on.

Robert Frost


Let your heart guide you.

It whispers, so listen closely.

The Land Before Time


A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.




Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue,

a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.

Baruch Spinoza


I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Knowledge is limited.

Imagination encircles the world.

Albert Einstein


Every man dies.

Not every man truly lives.




Nothing endures but change.



If I am not for myself, who will be for me?

If I am not for others, what am I?

And if not now, when?

Rabbi Hillel


There is more to life than increasing its speed.



Don't smother each other.

No one can grow in the shade.

Leo Buscaglia.


Don't go through life, grow through life.

Eric Butterworth



Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages

to its present state of civilization.

Imagination led Columbus to discover America.

Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity.

Imagination has given us the steam engine,

the telephone the talking-machine, and the automobile,

for these things had to be dreamed of before they became realities.

So I believe that dreams -- daydreams, you know, with your eyes wide open

and your brain machinery whizzing

--are likely to lead to the betterment of the world.

The imaginative child will become the imaginative man or woman

most apt to invent, and therefore to foster, civilization.

L. Frank Baum


Our life is what our thoughts make it.

Marcus Aurelius Antonius


It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

Walt Disney


For fast acting relief

try slowing down.

Lily Tomlin


It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,

what is essential is invisible to the eye.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


We are what we repeatedly do.



"To laugh often and much,

to win the respect of intelligent people

and the affection of children,

to earn the appreciation of honest critics

and endure the betrayal of false friends,

to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others,

to leave the world a bit better,

whether by a healthy child,

a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;

to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.

This is to have succeeded!"

Ralph Waldo Emerson


I'm not a teacher, but an awakener.

Robert Frost


This above all:

to thine own self be true.

And it must follow as the night the day,

thou canst not then be false to any man.

William Shakespeare





Frank Morgan as the Wizard of Oz


To Cowardly Lion:

"As for you my fine friend,

you are a victim of disorganized thinking.

You are under the unfortunate delusion

that simply because you run away from danger,

you have no courage.

You're confusing courage with wisdom.


To Tin Man:

"..and remember, my sentimental friend,

that a heart is not judged by how much you love,

but by how much you are loved, by others.


"If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again,

I won't look any further than my own back yard.

Because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with."

The lesson Dorothy learned..




People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Abraham Lincoln



Andy Kaufman as Latka Gravas on Taxi


No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Eleanor Roosevelt




"You have a choice. It may not be a choice you like, but it is still a choice."

Michelle Pfieffer as LouAnne Johnson in Dangerous Minds


"There are no victims in this classroom!"

Michelle Pfieffer as LouAnne Johnson in Dangerous Minds


It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

William Blake




When you follow your bliss...

doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors;

and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else.

Joseph Campbell


Shoot for the moon.

Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.

Les Brown


One is taught by experience to put a premium

on those few people who can appreciate you

for what you are.

Gail Godwin




So many gods, so many creeds,

So many paths that wind and wind,

While just the art of being kind

is all the sad world needs.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox


The best and most beautiful things in the world

cannot be seen or even touched.

They must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller


People deal too much with the negative,

with what is wrong.. Why not try and see

positive things, to just touch those things

and make them bloom?

Thich Nhat Hanh




Life is about not knowing, having to change,

taking the moment and making the best of it,

without knowing what's going to happen next.

Delicious ambiguity.

Gilda Radner


You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe,

deserve your love and affection.

The Buddha


Peace is not something you wish for;

it's something you make,

something you do,

something you are,

and something you give away!

Robert Fulghum


A HUNDRED YEARS FROM NOW will not matter what my bank account was,

the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...

...but the world may be different

because I was important in the life of a child.

Kathy Davis




Obstacles don't have to stop you.

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.

Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

Michael Jordan


Love conquers all.



Our real blessings often appear to us

in the shapes of pains, losses and disappointments;

but let us have patience,

and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.

Joseph Addison




The meaning of things lies not

in the things themselves,

but in our attitude towards them.

Antoine de Saint Exupery


Fear less, hope more;

Whine less, breathe more;

Talk less, say more;

Hate less, love more;

And all good things are yours.



Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.

Source Unknown




The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.



When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

Charles A. Beard


If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else,

you will have succeeded.

Maya Angelou




Everyone needs recognition for his accomplishments,

but few people make the need known quite as clearly

as the little boy who said to his father:

"Let's play darts. I'll throw and you say 'Wonderful!'"

The Best of Bits and Pieces


And life is what we make it. Always has been, always will be.

Grandma Moses




If you were going to die soon

and had only one phone call you could make,

who would you call and what would you say?

And why are you waiting?

Stephen Levine






We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

Martin Luther King, Jr.


And when the night is cloudy,

There is still a light that shines on me,

Shine on until tomorrow, let it be.

John Lennon/Paul McCartney


Then read from the treasured volume

The poem of thy choice,

And lend to the rhyme of the poet

The beauty of thy voice.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow




Embrace Life.

Source Unknown


A teacher affects eternity;

he can never tell where his influence stops.

Henry Brooks Adams


You may be deceived if you trust too much,

but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough.

Frank Crane


Hey Jude, don't make it bad.

Take a sad song and make it better.

Remember to let her into your heart,

Then you can start to make it better.

John Lennon/Paul McCartney




Try to eliminate the word "SHOULD" from your vocabulary.

..but try doing so though without replacing "SHOULD" with





When the old mapmakers

got to the edge of the world,

they used to write,

"Beyond this place, there be dragons."

Barclay Cole (Out of Africa)


La perfection est atteinte non quand

il ne reste rien à ajouter, mais quand

il ne reste rien à enlever.


You know you've achieved perfection in design,

not when you have nothing more to add,

but when you have nothing more to take away.

Antoine de Saint Exupery


Vision: the art of seeing things invisible.

Jonathan Swift


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


(A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes)


Men argue, Nature acts.



A heavy snowfall disappears into the sea.

What silence!

Folk ZEN Saying




In every woman there is a Queen.

Speak to the Queen and the Queen will answer.

Norwegian Proverb


I just don't have the need to change the way folks think about things.

Joe Lando

As Byron Sully on Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman




"Sometimes, no matter how much faith we have,

we lose people. But you never forget them.

And sometimes, it's those memories that give us the faith to go on."

Monologue from CBS' Early Edition




The nature of God is a circle of which the center is everywhere

and the circumfrence is nowhere.



Ring the bells that still can ring.

Forget your perfect offering.

There is a crack in everything.

That's how the light gets in.

Leonard Cohen


The only ZEN you find on the tops of mountains is the ZEN you bring up there.

Robert M. Pirsig




Sometimes I go about in pity for myself,

and all the while

A great wind is bearing me across the sky.

Ojibwa Saying


Our life is frittered away by detail...

Simplify, simplify.



A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more

than the metaphysics of books.

Walt Whitman




It is good to have an end to journey toward;

but it is the journey that matters, in the end.

Ursula K. Le Guin


If a man wishes to be sure of the road he treads on,

he must close his eyes and walk in the dark.

St. John of the Cross


Every exit is an entrance somewhere else.

Tom Stoppard




We think in generalities, but we live in detail.

Alfred North Whitehead


Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.

Chinese Proverb


If my heart can become pure and simple,

like that of a child,

I think there probably can be no greater happiness than this.

Kitaro Nishida




A man walking across a field encountered a tiger.

He fled, the tiger chasing after him.

Coming to a cliff, he caught hold of a wild vine

and swung himself over the edge.

The tiger sniffed at him from above.

Terrified, the man looked down to where, far below,

another tiger had come, waiting to eat him.

Two mice, one white, one black, little by little

began to gnaw away at the vine.

The man saw a luscious strawberry near him.

Grasping the vine with one hand, he plucked

the strawberry with the other.

How sweet it tasted!

ZEN Parable


The whole of life lies in the verb seeing.

Tielhard de Chardin


Teach us to delight in simple things,

And mirth that has no bitter springs;

Forgiveness free of evil done,

And love to all men 'neath the sun.

Rudyard Kipling




Late on the third day,

at the very moment when, at sunset,

we were making our way

through a herd of hippopotamuses,

there flashed upon my mind,

unforeseen and unsought, the phrase


Albert Schweitzer


Do I love you because you're beautiful,

Or are you beautiful be cause I love you?

Am I making believe I see in you

A girl (man) to lovely (perfect) to be really true?

Do I want you because you're wonderful

Or are you wonderful because I want you?

Are you the sweet invention of a lover's dream

Or are you really as beautiful as you seem?

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II

Lyrics from Cinderella




This magnificent butterfly finds a little heap of dirt and sits still on it;

but man will never on his heap of mud keep still...

Joseph Conrad


It is as hard to see one's self

as to look backwards without turning around.



He who knows others is wise,

He who knows himself is enlightened.

Tao Te Ching




How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something

but to be someone.

Coco Chanel


...see without looking,

...hear without listening,

...breathe without asking.



Out of clutter, find Simplicity.

From discord, find Harmony.

In the middle of difficulty lies Opportunity.


Three Rules of Work




He did each single thing as if he did nothing else.

Charles Dickens



...Wait for a time, exactly under the star.

Then, if a little man appears who laughs,

who has golden hair and who refuses to

answer questions, you will know who he is.

If this should happen, please comfort me.

Send me word that he has come back.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

the last words of The Little Prince



Life is but a dream.


Nurture your mind with great thoughts.

Benjamin Disraeli


A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.

James Lowell


There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living

at what you love; there’s only a scarcity of resolve

to make it happen.

Wayne Dyer




And the wind said:

"May you be as strong as the oak,

yet flexible as the birch;

may you stand tall as the Redwood,

live gracefully as the willow;

and may you always bear fruit

all your days on this earth."

Native American prayer


He who laughs, lasts.

Mary Poole


Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.

Colin Powell




It is what you do from now on

that will either move our civilization forward a few tiny steps, or else...

begin to march us steadily backward.

Patrick Stewart

Actor and star fleet captain,

Pomona College Graduation, 1995


We must use time creatively,

and forever realize that the time is always ripe

to do right.

Nelson Mandela


When I left home and faced the realities of the world,

I put my thoughts of God in cold storage for awhile,

because I couldn’t reconcile what I believed,

deep inside, with what was going on around me.

But that early period, when God was

as real as the wind that blew from the sea

through the pine trees in the garden;

left me with inner peace, which, as I grew older, swelled –

until, perforce, I had to open my mind to God again.

Jane Goodall




Make voyages.

Attempt them.

There's nothing else.

Tennesee Williams


Do what you can with what you have where you are.

Theodore Roosevelt


May the road rise to meet you.

May the wind always be at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

the rains fall soft upon your fields, and,

until we meet again,

may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Irish Blessing




To generalize is to be an idiot.

William Blake


Many candles can be kindled from one candle

without diminishing it.

The Midrash


Compromise, if not the spice of life, is its solidity.

It is what makes nations great and marriages happy.

Phyllis McGinley




Bloom where you are planted.

Nancy Reader Campion's Aunt Grace


You can complain because roses have thorns,

or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.





Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.





No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.

William Blake


The great art of life is sensation,

to feel that we exist, even in pain.

Lord Byron


It is not the truth that makes man great,

but man who makes the truth great.



Imagine there's no country.

It isn't hard to do.

Nothing to kill or die for.

And no religion too.

John Lennon

Visit Bagism Online


Our greatest glory is not in never failing,

but in rising up every time we fail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Speak when you're angry,

and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret.

Lawrence J. Peter




The way I see it,

if you want the rainbow,

you gotta be willing to put up with the rain.

Dolly Parton


When I grow up I want to be a little boy.

Joseph Heller


Art washes away from the soul

the dust of everyday life.

Pablo Picasso




The last of the human freedoms

is to choose one's attitudes.

Victor Frankl


What the world needs is some

do-give-a-damn pills.

William Menninger


What does not destroy me makes me strong.

Freidrich Nietzsche




Listen with your heart, you will understand.

Grandmother Willow

to Pocahontas in the Disney film, POCAHONTAS


Don't let life discourage you;

everyone who got where he is had to be where he was.

R.L. Evans


Most people never listen.

Ernest Hemingway




You must do the thing you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt



Benjamin Disraeli


There are some people that if they don't know,

you can't tell 'em.

Louis Armstrong




Appreciation is a wonderful thing;

it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.



Age is of no importance

unless you are a cheese.

Billie Burke


God will only give you as much as you can handle.





Talk happiness.

The world is sad enough

Without your woe.

No path is wholly rough.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox


The one thing you cannot teach a person is COMMON SENSE.



Let the good times roll.

Cajun Motto




Do not quench your inspiration and your imagination;

do not become the slave of your model.

Vincent Van Gogh


You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.



Life is a big canvas, throw all the paint on it you can.

Danny Kaye




Find joy in simplicity, self-respect, and indifference

to what lies between virtue and vice.

Love the human race.

Follow the divine.

Marcus Aurelius


You have your brush, you have your colors,

you paint paradise, then in you go.

Nikos Kazantzakis


Be just and fear not.

Wolsey in Shakespeare's King Henry VIII




The true and nobel way to kill a foe,

Is not to kill him, -- you, with kindness, may

So change him, that he shall cease to be so,

And then he's slain.



Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work,

from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.

Henri Matisse


The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little

and to endure much.

William Hazlitt




Life can only be understood backwards, but must be lived forwards.

Soren Kierkegaard


You don't get to choose how you're going to die.

Or when.

You can only decide how you're going to live.


Joan Baez


Be a good listener.

Your ears will never get you in trouble.

Frank Tyger





If children live with criticism,

they learn to condemn.

If children live with hostility,

they learn to fight.

If children live with fear,

they learn to be apprehensive.

If children live with pity,

they learn to feel sorry for themselves.

If children live with ridicule,

they learn to be shy.

If children live with jealousy,

they learn what envy is.

If children live with shame,

they learn to feel guilty.

If children live with TOLERANCE,

they learn to be PATIENT.

If children live with ENCOURAGEMENT,

they learn to be CONFIDENT.

If children live with PRAISE,

they learn to appreciate.

If children live with APPROVAL,

they learn to BE THEMSELVES.

If children live with ACCEPTANCE,

they learn to find love in the world.

If children live with RECOGNITION,

they learn to have a goal.

If children live with SHARING,

they learn to be GENEROUS.

If children live with HONESTY and FAIRNESS,

they learn what TRUTH and JUSTICE are.

If children live with SECURITY,

they learn to have FAITH in themselves

and in those around them.

If children live with FRIENDLINESS,

they learn that the world is a nice place in which to live.

If children live with SERENITY,

they learn to have PEACE OF MIND.


With what are your children living?

Dorothy L. Nolte


If you want something very, very badly,

let it go free.

If it comes back to you,

it's yours forever.

If it doesn't, it was never yours to begin with.



If you have respect and consideration for one another, you'll make it.

Mary Durso (married 58 years)




We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors,

we borrow it from our children.

Haida Indian Saying


You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine.

Flip Wilson


An archer cannot hit the bullseye if he doesn't know where the target is.







Integrate what you believe in every single area of your life.

Take your heart to work and ask the most and best of everybody else, too.

Don't let your special character and values,

the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth --

dont let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.

Meryl Streep


Begin somewhere.

You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.

Liz Smith


This has always been a motto of mine:

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.

Bette Davis




Should you yield the canyons from the windstorms,

you would not see the beauty of their carvings.

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


People only see what they are prepared to see.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Remember, there are no small parts, only small actors.

Konstantin Stanislavski




The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves,

but in our attitude towards them.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery




That love is all there is

is all we know of love.

Emily Dickinson





I asked God for strength, that I might achieve.

I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey..

I asked for health, that I might do great things.

I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.

I asked for riches, that I might be happy.

I was given poverty, that I might be wise.

I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men.

I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.

I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life.

I was given life, that I might enjoy all things...

I got nothing I asked for -- but everything I hoped for.

Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.

I am, among men, most richly blessed!

Roy Campanella



To show a child what once delighted you,

to find the child’s delight added to your own,

this is happiness.

J.B. Priestley


Whatever you can do or dream you can,

begin it. Boldness has genius, magic and

power in it. Begin it now.



What is to give light must endure burning.

Viktor Frankl




Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself.

You will then find out how easy it is to get along.

Paramanhansa Yogananda


It takes a long time to become young.

Pablo Picasso


Although the world is full of suffering,

it is full also of the overcoming of it.

Helen Keller




Life has a practice of living you, if you don’t live it.

Philip Larkin


We know the truth, not only by the reason, but also by the heart.

Blaise Pascal


The worst bankrupt in the world is the person who has lost his enthusiasm.

H. W. Arnold




Tell me who admires and loves you,

and I will tell you who you are.

Charles Augustin Sainte-Beauve


We have just religion enough to make us hate,

but not enough to make us love one another.

Jonathan Swift


Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry,

the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness

which does not bow before children.

Kahlil Gibran




Every work of art is the child of its time;

often it is the mother of our emotions.

Vassily Kandinsky


…be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart

and try to love the questions themselves..

Live the questions now.

Perhaps you will find them gradually, without noticing it,

live along some distant day into the answer.

Ranier Maria Rilke


Unthankfulness is theft.

Martin Luther




As contagion of sickness makes sickness,

contagion of trust can make trust.

Marianne Moore


…if we wait for the moment when everything,

absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin.

Ivan Turgenev


Perfection is terrible, it cannot have children.

Sylvia Plath




Man walks the moon but his soul remains riveted to earth.

Once upon a time it was the opposite.

Elie Wiesel


In the secret recesses of the heart,

beyond the teachings of this world

calls a still, small voice

singing a song unchanged

from the foundation of the world.

Speak to me in sunsets and starlight

Speak to me in the eyes of a child

You Who call me from a smile

My cosmic beloved

Tell me who I am

And who I will always be.

Help me to remember.

Joan Borysenko


Four Rules For Life

Show up.

Pay attention.

Tell the truth.

Don’t be attached to the results.

Angeles Arrien




We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.

Agnes Repplier


Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.

Lauren Bacall


A master can tell you what he expects of you.

A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.

Patricia Neal




Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.

You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.

Lucille Ball


The trouble with being in the rat race is that even if you win,

you’re still a rat.

Lily Tomlin


One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

Helen Keller




You may be disappointed if you fail,

but you are doomed if you don’t try.

Beverly Sills




I am the woman who holds up the sky.

The rainbow runs through my eyes.

The sun makes a path to my womb.

My thoughts are in the shape of clouds.

But my words are yet to come.

Poem of the Ute Indians


My idea of superwoman is someone who scrubs her own floors.

Bette Midler


"Stay" is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary.

Louisa May Alcott


It is best to learn as we go, not go as we have learned.

Leslie Jeanne Sahler


Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.

Oprah Winfrey




Never seem wiser, nor more learned than the people you are with.

Lord Chesterfield


He who angers you conquers you.

Elizabeth Kenny

Australian Nurse


We forgive to the extent that we love.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld




Those that go searching for love

only make manifest their own lovelessness,

and the loveless never find love,

only the loving find love,

and they never have to seek for it.

D.H. Lawrence


Immortality is not a gift,

Immortality is an achievement;

And only those who strive mightily

Shall possess it.

Edgar Lee Masters


I’m not young enough to know everything.

James Barrie




..if one does not have wild dreams of achievement,

there is no spur even to get the dishes washed.

One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being.

May Sarton


When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness’ sake.

But don’t make a production of it. Children are children, but they can

spot an evasion quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles ‘em.

Harper Lee


The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes

strangers of people who should be friends.

Shirley MacLaine




Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often

when I loved, I did not say so.

David Grayson


I learned that it is the weak who are cruel,

and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.

Leo Rosten


Excessive competitiveness, anxiety, hostility, suspiciousness,

all originate in the nursery years. That is why, if we want a world

of peace and not violence, love and not hate,

cooperation and not murder, justice and not selfishness,

we have to learn how to make childhood more happy.

No nobler task could be pursued by our generation.

Joshua Loth Liebman

1907 - 1948





If it is a mistake of the head and not the heart don’t worry about it,

that’s the way we learn.

Earl Warren


What I spent I had

What I saved I lost

What I gave I have.

George Moore


Nature made us individuals, as she did the flowers and the pebbles;

but we are afraid to be peculiar, and so our society resembles a bag of marbles,

or a string of mould candles. Why should we all dress after the same fashion?

The frost never paints my windows twice alike.

Lydia Maria Child




Hold fast to dreams

For if dreams die

Life is a broken-winged bird

That cannot fly.

Langston Hughes


Unless you choose to do great things with it,

it makes no difference how much you are rewarded,

or how much power you have.

Oprah Winfrey


To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.

Karen Sunde





Iris Murdoch


To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.

David Viscott



No moving parts, no batteries,

No monthly payments and no fees;

Inflation-proof, non-taxable,

In fact it’s quite relaxable;


It can’t be stolen, won’t pollute,

One size fits all, do not dilute.

It uses little energy,

But yields results enormously.


Relieves your tension and your stress,

Invigorates your happiness;

Combats depression, makes you beam,

And elevates your self-esteem!


Your circulation it corrects,

Without unpleasant side effects.

It is, I think, the perfect drug;

May I prescribe, my friends,… the hug!

(And of course, fully returnable!)

Henry Matthew Ward




A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night,

and in between he does what he wants to do.

Bob Dylan


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

Charles Buxton


The most exciting phrase to hear in science,

the one that heralds the most discoveries,

is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny...’

Isaac Asimov




We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers.

They see things in the soft haze of a spring day

or in the red fire of a long winter's evening.

Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them;

nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light

which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.

Woodrow Wilson


At sunrise everything is luminous but not clear.

It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us.

You can love completely without complete understanding.

Norman Maclean

(A River Runs Through It)


Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.

George Bernard Shaw




There is no point at which you can say,

'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'

Carrie Fisher


If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.


(Lyrics from the song ‘Free Will’)


The Road goes ever on and on

Down from the door where it began.

Now far ahead the Road has gone,

And I must follow, if I can,

Pursuing it with eager feet,

Until it joins some larger way

Where many paths and errands meet.

And whither then? I cannot say.


All that is gold does not glitter,

Not all those who wander are lost;

The old that is strong does not wither,

Deep roots are not reached by frost.


From the ashes a fire shall be woken,

A light from the shadows shall spring;

Renewed shall be blade that was broken:

The crown-less again shall be king.


J.R.R. Tolkein


You are all you will ever have for certain.

June Havoc


There is no greatness where there is no simplicity, goodness and truth.

Leo Tolstoy




The sky is the daily bread of the eyes.

Ralph Waldo Emerson




There are no short cuts to any place worth going.

Source Unknown


The worst prison would be a closed heart.

Pope John Paul II


The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do.

The hard part is doing it.

General H. Norman Schwarzkopf




If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it,

you might as well laugh about it now.

Marie Osmond


The less you open your heart to others,

the more your heart suffers.

Deepak Chopra

Ageless Body, Timeless Mind


Look at everything as though you were seeing it either

for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be

filled with glory.

Betty Smith

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn




From the film Rob Roy:

(starring Liam Neeson and Jessica Lange)


Father, will the MacGregor’s ever be kings again?



All men with honor are kings - but not all kings have honor.



What is honor?



Honor is.. what no man can give ye, and no one can take away.

Honor is a man’s gift to himself.



Do women have it?



Women are the heart of honor - and we cherish and protect it in them.

You must never mistreat a woman, or malign a man.

Or stand by and see another do so.



How do you know if you have it?



Never worry in the getting of it.

It grows in ye and speaks to ye.

All you need to do is listen.




Kindness is the inability to remain at ease in the

presence of another person who is ill at ease,

the inability to remain comfortable in the

presence of another who is uncomfortable,

the inability to have peace of mind

when one’s neighbor is troubled.

Rabbi Samuel H Holdenson


When you come to the edge of all the light you know,

and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown,

faith is knowing one of two things will happen:

There will be something solid to stand on,

or you will be taught how to fly.

Barbara J. Winter


Life isn’t a matter of milestones,

but of moments.

Rose Kennedy




Worry is an abuse of God’s gift of imagination.

Corrine Lajeunesse


The thing always happens that you really believe in;

and the belief in a thing makes it happen.

Frank Lloyd Wright


Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.

John Evelyn




Being considerate of others will take your children further

in life than any college degree.

Marian Wright Edelman


The country clubs, the cars the boats,

Your assets may be ample,

But the best inheritance

You can leave your kids

Is to be a good example.

Barry Spilchuk


A bell’s not a bell ‘til you ring it

A song’s not a song ‘til you sing it

Love in your heart wasn’t put there to stay

Love isn’t love ‘til you give it away!

Oscar Hammerstein


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens

can change the world. Indeed its the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead



If you really want something

you can figure out how to make it happen.



[My mother] said I must always be intolerant of ignorance

but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable

to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent

than college professors.

Maya Angelou




If every American donated 5 hours a week, it would equal the

labor of 20 million full-time volunteers.

Whoopi Goldberg


Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness.

It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a

worthy purpose. Helen Keller


Cherokee Traditional Precepts

Have a good mind.

No matter what situation you’re in, find something good about it,

rather than the negative things.

And in dealing with other human beings, find the good in them as well.

We are all interdependent.

Do things for others and tribe.




Be aware that young people have to be able to make

their own mistakes and that times change.

Gina Shapira


Respect the child.

Be not too much his parent.

Trespass not on his solitude.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Never say [to younger people] "that was before your time,"

because the last full moon was before their time!

Bill Cosby




The biggest lesson we have to give our children is truth.

Goldie Hawn


Watch me, learn from me, and learn from my mistakes.

Judy Garland’s advice to her daughter, Liza Minnelli


You have to find it.

No one else can find it for you.

Bjorn Borg




Knowing is not enough;

We must apply.

Willing is not enough;

We must do.



Find the seed at the bottom of your heart

and bring forth a flower.

Shigenori Kameoka


Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.

The Reverend Jesse Jackson




You should not live one way in private

and another in public.

Publilius Syrus


Do not belong so wholly to others

that you do not belong to yourself.

Baltasar Gracian


As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway,


Donald Trump




The best way to become boring is to say everything.



Be mysterious.

John Bouvier’s advice to his daughter, Jacqueline.


You must learn to say no.

You do not know how to say no, Sophia,

and that is a serious deficiency.

Charlie Chaplin to Sophia Loren




Find out what you like doing best

and get someone to pay you for doing it.

Katherine Whitehorn


Think it more satisfactory to live richly than die rich.

Sir Thomas Browne


Now that I’m gone, I tell you;

Don’t smoke.

Whatever you do, don’t smoke.

Yul Brynner




Don’t hold grudges; it’s pointless.

Jealousy too is a non-cathartic, negative emotion.

Liz Smith


He who is devoid of the power to forgive

is devoid of the power to love.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


"Remember to Live."





Treat your friends as you do your pictures,

and place them in their best light.

Jennie Jerome Churchill


Look for the good in everything and you will find it.



There are two ways of spreading light --

to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

Edith Wharton


How To Be An Artist.

Stay loose.

Learn to watch snails.

Plant impossible gardens.

Invite someone dangerous to tea.

Make little signs that say YES!

and post them all over your house.

Make friends with freedom and uncertainty.

Look forward to dreams.

Cry during movies.

Swing as high as you can on a swingset,

by moonlight.

Cultivate moods.

Refuse to "be responsible."

Do it for love.

Take lots of naps.

Give money away.

Do it now.

The money will follow.

Believe in magic.

Laugh a lot.

Celebrate every gorgeous moment.

Take moonbaths.

Have wild imaginings, transformative dreams,

and perfect calm.

Draw on the walls.

Read every day.

Imagine yourself magic.

Giggle with children.

Listen to old people.

Open up.

Dive in.

Be free.

Bless yourself.

Drive away fear.

Play with everything.

Entertain your inner child.

You are innocent.

Build a fort with blankets.

Get wet.

Hug trees.

Write love letters.





The journey is the reward.

Tao Saying


Man can never be happy if he does not

nourish his soul as he does his body.

The Rebbe


The sun will set without thy assistance.

The Talmud




People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.

Earl Nightingale


Snowflakes are one of nature’s most fragile things,

but just look what they can do when they stick together.

Vista M. Kelly


You don’t get harmony when everybody sings the same note.

Doug Floyd




What you love is a sign from your higher self of what you are to do.

Sanaya Roman


Everybody can be great.

Because anybody can serve..

You only need a heart full of grace.

A soul generated by love.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Just to be is a blessing.

Just to live is holy.

Rabbi Abraham Heschel




Thinking: The talking of the soul with itself.



The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved.

Victor Hugo


A true friend is the greatest of all blessings

and the one which we take the least thought to acquire.

Francois, Duc de la Rochefoucald




Remember, we all stumble, every one of us.

That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.

Emily Kimbrough


The measure of a man’s real character

is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

T.B. Macaulay


Four things to learn in life:

To think clearly without hurry or confusion;

To love everybody sincerely;

To act in everything with the highest motives;

To trust God unhesitatingly.

Helen Keller




If I could wish for my life

to be perfect, it would be tempting but

I would have to decline, for life would

no longer teach me anything.

Allyson Jones


The more we give of anything,

the more we shall get back.

Grace Speare


A happy person is not a person in a certain

set of circumstances, but rather a person

with a certain set of attitudes.

Hugh Downs




If you have a true friend, you have more than your share.

Thomas Fuller


The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy

to tell others how much they love them while they’re still alive.

O.A. Battista


Never part without loving words to think of during your absence.

It may be that you will not meet again in this life.

Jean Paul Richter



Stories are like fairy gold.

The more you give away, the more you have.

Polly McGuire


Children reinvent your world for you.

Susan Sarandon


You live longer

once you realize

that any time spent

being unhappy is wasted.

Ruth E. Renkl




To understand your parents’ love

you must raise children yourself.

Chinese Proverb


Don’t postpone joy.

Bumper Sticker


Persons thankful for little things are certain to be

the ones with much to be thankful for.

Frank Clark




There is a transcendent power in example.

We reform others unconciously when we walk uprightly.

Anne Sophie Swetchine


You grow up the day you have your first real laugh,

at yourself.

Ethel Barrymore


Don’t get your knickers in a knot.

Nothing is solved and it just makes you walk funny.

Kathryn Carpenter




No good deed goes unpunished.

Clare Boothe Luce


I hate housework!

You make the beds,

you do the dishes,

and six months later

you have to start all over again.

Joan Rivers


You don’t manage people;

you manage things.

You lead people.

Admiral Grace Hooper




Failing to plan is planning to fail.

Effie Jones


One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.

Helen Keller


Don’t be afraid your life will end;

be afraid that it will never begin.

Grace Hansen




I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.

Rita Mae Brown


The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say,

but what we are unable to say.

Anais Nin




There’s no place like home.

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There’s no place like home.

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There’s no place like home.

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Judy Garland

(Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz)





Practice random acts of kindness and senseless acts of beauty.

Adair Lara


Look twice before you leap.

Charlotte Bronte


Seek not outside you,

heaven is within.

Mary Lou Cook




To feel valued, to know, even if only once in a while,

that you can do a job well is an absolutely marvelous feeling.

Barbara Walters


Sticks and stones are hard on bones

Aimed with angry art,

Words can sting like anything

But silence breaks the heart.

Phyllis McGinley


Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.

Gladys Browyn Stern




Beauty comes in all sizes, not just size 5.



Love is a great beautifier.

Louisa May Alcott


Beauty’s where you find it.

Madonna (chorus from the song, Vogue)




We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat.

Queen Victoria


The only place you’ll find success before work is in the dictionary.

May B. Smith


All my life I’ve wanted to be somebody.

But I see now I should have been more specific.

Jane Wagner




I must govern the clock,

not be governed by it.

Golda Meir


Live with intention.

Mary Radmacher-Hershey






Back to the howling old owl in the woods;

Hunting the horny back toad --

Oh I've finally decided my future lies;

Beyond the yellow brick road.



The only people for me are the mad ones,

the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk,

mad to be saved… the ones who never yawn

or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn,

like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like

spiders across the stars.

Jack Kerouac


Be yourself --- who else is better qualified?

Frank J. Giblin II


Goals that are not written down are just wishes.

Famous saying




We still do not know one-thousandth of one percent

of what nature has revealed to us.

Albert Einstein


Where there is great love

there are always miracles.

Willa Cather


We make a living by what we get,

but we make a life by what we give.

Sir Winston Churchill




The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon,

but its echo lasts a great deal longer.

Oliver Wendell Holmes


Romance is about the little things.

Gregory J. Godeck

1001 Ways to Be Romantic


If you are pained by external things,

it is not they that disturb you, but your own

judgment of them. And it is in your power

to wipe out that judgment now.

Marcus Aurelius




I have learned from experience that

the greater part of our happiness or misery

depends on our dispositions

and not on our circumstances.

Martha Washington


The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule

is a person’s conscience.

Harper Lee


Learn to listen.

Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly.

Frank Tyger




Take heed. You do not find what you do not seek.

English Proverb


Service is what life is all about.

Marian Wright Edelman


Follow your instincts. That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.

Oprah Winfrey




Our prime purpose in this life is to help others.

And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.

The Dalai Lama


All marriages require adjustments.

There are so many changes to be made all at once.

Grace Kelly


I like who I am now.

Other people may not.

I feel freer now.

I don’t want growing older to matter to me.

Meryl Streep




I tried always to do better:

saw always a little further.

I tried to stretch myself.

Audrey Hepburn


Love and respect are the most important

aspects of parenting, and of all relationships.

Jodie Foster


When you come to a roadblock,

take a detour.

Mary Kay Ash




If you want a place in the sun,

you’ve got to put up with a few blisters.

Abigail Van Buren (Dear Abby)


Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life

and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all;

This, too, shall pass.

Ann Landers


People change and forget to tell each other.

Lillian Hellman




A child is the root of the heart.

Carolina Maria de Jesus


Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart

don’t know how to laugh either.

Golda Meir


The ultimate goal should be doing your best and enjoying it.

Peggy Fleming


Adventure is worthwhile in itself.

Amelia Earhart


We are stardust.

We are golden

and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden.

Joni Mitchell




Spirit is the real and eternal;

matter is the unreal and temporal.

Mary Baker Eddy




If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you’ll get the best.

Begin to live as you wish to live.



Love and you shall be loved.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


If our American way of life fails the child,

it fails us all.

Pearl S. Buck




If we get a government that reflects

more of what this country is really about,

we can turn the century –

and the economy – around.

Bella Abzug


Be able to be alone.

Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.

Sir Thomas Browne


Tis the motive exalts the action;

Tis the doing, and not the deed.

Margaret Preston




My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue,

an everlasting vision of the everchanging view.

Carole King


Life is a process of becoming, a

combination of states we have to go through.

Where people fail is that they wish to elect a

state and remain in it.

This is a kind of death.

Anais Nin


Cleaning your house while your kids are

still growing is like shoveling the walk

before it stops snowing.

Phyllis Diller




Most people live and die

with their music still unplayed.

They never dare to try.

Mary Kay Ash


Some people are moulded by their admirations,

others by their hostilities.

Elizabeth Bowen


Sometimes it takes years to really grasp

what has happened to your life.

Wilma Rudolph




You have to sniff out joy;

keep your nose to the joy-trail.

Buffy Sainte-Marie


You must learn to be still in the midst of activity,

and to be vibrantly alive in repose.

Indira Ghandi


I was always looking outside myself for

strength and confidence but it comes from within.

It is there all the time.

Anna Freud




The more I traveled, the more I realized

that fear makes strangers of people who

should be friends.

Shirley MacLaine


To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.

Emily Dickinson


It’s the friends you can call up at 4 am that matter.

Marlene Dietrich




As a woman I have no country.

As a woman my country is the whole world.

Virginia Woolf


Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.

I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,

believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

Louisa May Alcott


We all live with the objective of being happy;

our lives are all different and yet the same.

Anne Frank




A closed mind is a dying mind.

Edna Ferber


Don’t confuse being stimulating with being blunt.

Barbara Walters


We don’t see things are they are,

we see them as we are.

Anais Nin




When people say: she’s got everything,

I’ve only one answer:

I haven’t had tomorrow.

Elizabeth Taylor


I realized that if what we call human nature can be changed,

then absolutely anything is possible.

From that moment my life changed.

Shirley MacLaine


The soul can split the sky in two,

and let the face of God shine through.

Edna St Vincent Millay




I was taught that the way of progress

is neither swift nor easy.

Marie Curie


I am not a has-been. I am a will be.

Lauren Bacall


I wasn’t afraid to fail.

Something good always comes out of failure.

Anne Baxter




Close Riggs?

Close is like a lingerie shop without a front window.

Rene Russo to Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon 3


I’ve never sought success in order to get fame and money;

it’s the talent and the passion that count in success.

Ingrid Bergman


Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.

Helen Keller




Think of a big color – who cares if people call you Rothko.

Release your childhood. Release it.

Larry Rivers and Frank O’Hara


What you dislike in another take care to correct in yourself.

Thomas Sprat


Do not hold the delusion that your advancement

is accomplished is by crushing others.

Marcus Tullius Cicero




What we call failure is not the falling down,

but the staying down.

Mary Pickford


It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way.

Rollo May


Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising up every time we fail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


For the truly faithful, no miracle is necessary.

For those who doubt, no miracle is sufficient.

Nancy Gibbs


The best things in life aren’t things.

Art Buchwald


G-d gives every bird his worm,

but he does not throw it into the nest.

Swedish Proverb




Each day of our lives we make deposits in

the memory banks of our children.

Charles R. Swindoll


We worry about what a child will be tomorrow,

yet we forget that he is someone today.

Stacia Tauscher


To know others is wisdom,

to know oneself is enlightenment.

Tao Te Ching




Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

General George Patton


Take time to be holy.

Howard Finster


The angry man will defeat himself in battle as well as in life.

Samurai maxim




If you want to kiss the sky,

you better learn how to kneel.


"She Moves in Mysterious Ways"


Laughter is inner jogging.

Norman Cousins


When the sun rises, I go to work,

when the sun goes down, I take my rest

I dig the well from which I drink

I farm the soil that yields my food

I share creation. Kings can do no more.

Ancient Chinese Saying





We need to find G-d, and He cannot be found in

noise and restlessness. G-d is the friend of

silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass

-- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and

the sun, how they move in silence...

We need silence to be able to touch souls.

Mother Teresa

(b. 1910), Albanian born Roman Catholic missionary.

A Gift for God, "Willing Slaves to the Will of God." (1975).


If we encounter a man of rare intellect,

we should ask him what books he reads.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Your children are not your children.

They are the sons and daughters

of Life's longing for itself.

They come through you but not from you,

and though they are with you,

and yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love,

but not your thoughts.

For they have their own thoughts.

You may house their bodies

but not their souls,

for their souls dwell

in the house of tomorrow,

which you cannot visit,

not even in your dreams.

You may strive to be like them,

but seek not to make them like you.

For life goes not backward,

not tarries with yesterday."

Kahlil Gibran,

"The Prophet"




It's a funny thing about life;

if you refuse to accept anything but the best,

you very often get it.

W. Somerset Maugham


It's the most unhappy people who most fear change.

Mignon McLaughlin


It is common sense to take a method and try it.

If it fails, admit it frankly and try another.

But above all, try something.

Former US President Franklin D. Roosevelt


Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other

but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Wind, Sand, and Stars


"He only earns his freedom and his life

Who takes them every day by storm."

from Faust,

by Goethe


"To the query, "What is a friend?" his reply was

"A single soul dwelling in two bodies."


384-322 BC

Greek philosopher






Far better it is to dare mighty things,

to win glorious triumphs,

even though checkered by failure,

than to take rank with those poor spirits

who neither enjoy nor suffer much,

because they live in the gray twilight

that knows neither victory nor defeat.


Keep your eyes on the stars,

and your feet on the ground.


"It is not the critic who counts,

nor the man who points out

where the strong man stumbled,

or where a doer of deeds

could have done them better.

The credit belongs to the man in the arena

whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood,

who strives valiantly, who errs,

and who comes up short again and again,

who knows the great enthusiasms,

the great devotions,

and spends himself in a worthy cause.

The man who at best knows the triumph

of high achievement and who at worst,

if he fails, fails while daring greatly,

so that his place will never be

with those cold timid souls

who never knew victory or defeat."




"In all things it is a good idea to hang a question mark now and then

on the things we have taken for granted."

Bertrand Russell


English mathematician and philosopher


One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown

is the belief that one's work is terribly important.

Bertrand Russell


We are what we repeatedly do.

Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.





Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself.

Jean-Paul Sartre


You see things and say 'Why?';

but I dream things that never were and I say 'Why not?' "

George Bernard Shaw


British Playwright




"Wisdom begins in wonder."





It is never too late to give up your prejudices.

Henry David Thoreau



There can be hope only for a society

which acts as one big family,

not as many separate ones.

Anwar Sadat


All men and women are born,

live suffer and die;

what distinguishes us

one from another

is our dreams,

whether they be dreams about

worldly or unworldly things,

and what we do to make them come about...

We do not choose to be born.

We do not choose our parents.

We do not choose our historical epoch,

the country of our birth, or the

immediate circumstances of our upbringing.

We do not, most of us, choose to die;

nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death.

But within this realm of choicelessness,

we do choose how we live.

Joseph Epstein




The greatest good you can do for another

is not just share your riches,

but reveal to them their own.

Benjamin Disraeli


If you have built castles in the air,

your work need not be lost;

that is where they should be.

Now put the foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau


Life is about not knowing, having to change,

taking the moment and making the best of it,

without knowing what's going to happen next.

Delicious ambiguity.

Gilda Radner




Just do it.



Be absolutely determined to enjoy what you do.

Gerry Sikorski


The day will come when,

after harnessing space,

the winds, the tides and gravitation,

we shall harness for G-d the energies

of love. And on that day, for the second

time in the history of the world,

we shall have discovered fire.

Tielhard de Chardin




We need 4 hugs a day for survival.

We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance.

We need 12 hugs a day for growth.

Virginia Satir


The Magic of Believing

I’m not old enough to play baseball or football. I’m not eight yet.

My mom told me when you start baseball, you aren’t going to be

able to run that fast because you had an operation. I told Mom I

wouldn’t need to run that fast. When I play baseball, I’ll just hit

them out of the park. Then I’ll be able to walk.

Edward J. McGrath, Jr.

"An Exceptional View of Life"


The big question is whether you are going to be able to

say a hearty yes to your adventure.

Joseph Campbell


Exuberance is beauty.

William Blake


All kids are gifted;

some just open their packages earlier than others.

Michael Carr


One who makes no mistakes never makes anything.

Source Unknown




If a thing loves, it is infinite.

William Blake


But now I have learned to listen to silence.

To hear its choirs singing the song of ages,

chanting the hymns of space, and disclosing

the secrets of eternity.

Kahlil Gibran


Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers;

it comes from being open to all the questions.

Earl Gray Stevens




Self-loving is not so vile a sin, my liege,

as self-neglecting.

William Shakespeare


"Grown men may learn from little children,

for the hearts of little children are pure, and,

therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them

many things which older people miss."

Black Elk

Native American Spiritual Leader


Yesterday is history,

tomorrow is a mystery,

and today is a gift;

that’s why they call it the present.

Source Unknown




Pursue worthy aims.



Think of what a better world it would be if we all – the whole world –

had cookies and milk about 3 o’clock every afternoon and then lay

down with our blankets for a nap. Or if we had a basic policy in our

nations to always put things back where we found them and cleaned

up our own messes. And it is still true, no matter how old you are, when

you go out into the world, it is better to hold hands and stick together.

Robert Fulghum

(All I Ever Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten)


Never give up on anybody.

Hubert H. Humphrey




To see things in the seed, that is genius.



Everybody can be great… because anybody

can serve. You don’t have to have a college

degree to serve. You don’t have to make your

subject and verb agree to serve. You only need

a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.

Martin Luther King, Jr.


Experience is not what happens to a man.

It is what a man does with what happens to him.

Aldous Huxley




Do not save your loving speeches

For your friends till they are dead;

Do not write them on their tombstones,

Speak them rather now instead.

Anna Cummins


Don’t Be Afraid To Fail


You’ve failed many times, although you may not remember.

You fell down the first time you tried to walk.

You almost drowned the first time you tried to swim, didn’t you?

Did you hit the ball the first time you swung a bat?

Heavy hitters, the ones who hit the most home runs, also strike out a lot.

R.H. Macy failed 7 times before his store in New York caught on.

English novelist John Creasy got 753 rejection slips

before he published 564 books.

Babe Ruth struck out 1,330 times, but he also hit 714 home runs.

Don’t worry about failure.

Worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.

A message published in the Wall Street Journal

Copyright 1981

United Technologies Corporation

Hartford, Connecticut 06101


Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.

George Herman ("Babe") Ruth




Be careful what you show – and what you don’t show.

Marlene Dietrich


Always hold your head up,

but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.

Max L. Forman


Treat a work of art like a prince. Let it speak to you first.

Arthur Schopenhauer






Becoming a star may not be in your destiny,

but being the best that you can be is a goal

you can set for yourselves.

Bryan Lindsay


He who proposes to be an author, should first be a student.

John Dryden


Promote yourself, but do not demote another.

Israel Salanter




Accustom children to a true notion of things.

George Shelley


Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house.

Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor…

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better or happier. Be the living

expression of G-d’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes,

kindness in your smile; kindness in your warm greeting.

Mother Teresa


Keep gude company, and you’ll be counted one of them.

Scottish Proverb




Straighten your problems out before you go to bed.

That way you will wake up smiling.

Louis Fromm

(married 55 years)



Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment

that will never be again… And what do we teach our children? We teach

them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France.

When will we also teach them what they are?

We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel.

You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another

child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move.

You may become a Shakespeare, a Michaelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the

capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you

then harm another who is, like you, a marvel?

You must work – we must all work – to make the world worthy of its children.

Pablo Casals


…learn by practice.

Martha Graham


Straighten your problems out before you go to bed.

That way you will wake up smiling.

Louis Fromm

(married 55 years)








Twelve Things To Remember:

(1) The value of time.

(2) The success of perseverance.

(3) The pleasure of working.

(4) The dignity of simplicity.

(5) The worth of character.

(6) The power of kindness.

(7) The influence of example.

(8) The obligation of duty.

(9) The wisdom of economy.

(10) The virtue of patience.

(11) The improvement of talent.

(12) The joy of origination.

Marshall Field




Look around you!

This is where the path of hatred has brought us.



Beware of allowing a tactless word, a rebuttal,

a rejection to obliterate the whole sky.





Talk about a dream – try to make it real.

Bruce Springsteen


If you can give your son or daughter only one gift,

let it be Enthusiasm.

Bruce Barton


We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.

He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the

power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and

some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are

less prone to hate our enemies.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.




Think it more satisfaction to live richly than die rich.

Sir Thomas Browne


Be All That You Can Be.

U.S. Army Slogan


Drink it all in… there is no way to happiness; happiness IS the way.

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer




Once you can laugh at your own weaknesses, you can move forward.

Comedy breaks down walls. It opens up people. If you’re good, you

can fill up those openings with something positive. Maybe you can

combat some of the ugliness in the world.

Goldie Hawn


Find the seed at the bottom of your heart and bring forth a flower.

Shigenori Kameoka


You don’t just stumble into the future.

You create your own future.

Roger Smith




Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.

William Makepeace Thackeray


We need to listen to one another.

Chaim Potok




The goal of a peaceful world must, today and tomorrow,

shape our decisions and inspire our purposes.

John F. Kennedy




You’ve got to say, "I think that if I keep working at this and

want it badly enough I can have it." It’s called perseverance.

Lee J. Iacocca


Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do.

Where there’s love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.

Ella Fitzgerald


My favorite quote is "Life is too short to be little," written by Disraeli…

Often we allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget.

We lose many irreplaceable hours brooding over grievances that, in a year’s time,

will be forgotten by us and by everybody. No, let us devote our life to worthwhile

actions and feelings, to great thoughts, real affections and enduring undertakings.

Andre Maurois




1. Don’t sweat the small stuff.

2. It’s all small stuff.



There’s good in everybody. Boost. Don’t knock.

Warren G. Harding


Keep company with those who may make you better.

English saying




Never think that G-d’s delays are G-d’s denials

"A lone shipwreck survivor on an uninhabited island managed to build

a rude hut in which he placed all that he had saved from the sinking ship.

He prayed to G-d for deliverance, and anxiously scanned the horizon each

day to hail any passing ship. One day, he was horrified to find his hut in

flames. All that he had was gone. To the man’s limited vision, it was the worst

that could happen and he cursed G-d. Yet the very next day, a ship arrived.

"We saw your smoke signal," the captain said.

Walter A. Heiby


Resolve, and thou art free.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


If there is light in the soul,

There will be beauty in the person.

If there is beauty in the person,

There will be harmony in the house.

If there is harmony in the house,

There will be order in the nation.

If there is order in the nation,

There will be peace in the world.

Chinese Proverb


Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges even when there are no rivers. --Nikita Khrushchev


To know you have enough is to be rich.



You can’t depend on your judgment when

your imagination is out of focus.

Mark Twain


Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.

G.K. Chesterton




To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.

François Mauriac


The love of liberty is the love of others.

The love of power is the love of ourselves.

William Hazlit


The day a person becomes a cynic

is the day he loses his youth.

Marvin D. Levy




Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

C. Archie Danielson


Control your emotion or it will control you.

Samurai maxim


Yes, risk taking is inherently failure-prone.

Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking.

Tim McMahon




Nothing is so strong as gentleness,

and nothing is so gentle as real strength.

Ralph W. Sockman



from Mary Poppins


Prayer is not asking.

It is a language of the soul.

Mohandas Gandhi





Better to bend than to break.

Scottish Proverb


Although the world is full of suffering,

it is full also of the overcoming of it.

Helen Keller


Give sorrow words…





Be what you are.

This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.

Julius Charles Hare and Augustus William Hare


Let us not look back in anger or forward in

fear, but around in awareness.

James Thurber


What poison is to food, self-pity is to life.

Oliver C. Wilson




Patience is the companion of wisdom.



All serious daring starts from within.

Eudora Welty


Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson




Enthusiasm is G-d within.

Alexandra Stoddard


Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.

Lord Chesterfield




The bluebird carries the sky on his back.

Henry David Thoreau




All that we are is the result of what we have thought.



Sublime – the soaring of the spirit into joy.

Peter Megargee Brown


Synergy means behaviour of whole systems

unpredicted by the behaviour of their parts.

Buckminster Fuller




It’s good to be just plain happy;

it’s a little better to know that you’re happy;

but to understand that you’re happy

and to know why and how… and still be happy,

be happy in the being and the knowing,

well that is beyond happiness, that is bliss.

Henry Miller


The duty to be alive is the same as the duty to

become oneself, to develop into the individual

one potentially is.

Erich Fromm


Nobody ever died of laughter.

Max Beerbohm




Hear the meaning within the word.

William Shakespeare


Friendship is a sheltering tree.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge


I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.

Charles Dickens




Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with

yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less

than the trees or the stars; you have a right to be here.

From Desiderata


Patience is power.

With time and patience,

the mulberry leaf becomes silk.

Chinese Proverb


Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.

Faith Baldwin




If the first button of one’s coat is wrongly buttoned,

all the rest will be crooked.

Giordano Bruno


Always do right.

This will gratify some and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain


You can if you think you can.

George Reeves

Sixth Grade Teacher of Norman Vincent Peale




Action is eloquence.

William Shakespeare


Beware, as long as you live,

of judging people by appearances.

Jean de la Fontaine


It is a wonderful seasoning of all enjoyments

to think of those we love.





Paradise is where I am.



We never listen when we are eager to speak.

Francois, Duc de la Rochefoucauld


The great mind knows the power of gentleness.

Robert BrowningTo know you have enough is to be rich.



You can’t depend on your judgment when

your imagination is out of focus.

Mark Twain


Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.

G.K. Chesterton




To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others.

François Mauriac


The love of liberty is the love of others.

The love of power is the love of ourselves.

William Hazlit


The day a person becomes a cynic

is the day he loses his youth.

Marvin D. Levy




Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

C. Archie Danielson


Control your emotion or it will control you.

Samurai maxim


Yes, risk taking is inherently failure-prone.

Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking.

Tim McMahon




Nothing is so strong as gentleness,

and nothing is so gentle as real strength.

Ralph W. Sockman



from Mary Poppins


Prayer is not asking.

It is a language of the soul.

Mohandas Gandhi




Better to bend than to break.

Scottish Proverb


Although the world is full of suffering,

it is full also of the overcoming of it.

Helen Keller


Give sorrow words…





Be what you are.

This is the first step toward becoming better than you are.

Julius Charles Hare and Augustus William Hare


Let us not look back in anger or forward in

fear, but around in awareness.

James Thurber


What poison is to food, self-pity is to life.

Oliver C. Wilson




Patience is the companion of wisdom.



All serious daring starts from within.

Eudora Welty


Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Ralph Waldo Emerson




Enthusiasm is G-d within.

Alexandra Stoddard


Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.

Lord Chesterfield




The bluebird carries the sky on his back.

Henry David Thoreau




All that we are is the result of what we have thought.



Sublime – the soaring of the spirit into joy.

Peter Megargee Brown


Synergy means behaviour of whole systems

unpredicted by the behaviour of their parts.

Buckminster Fuller




It’s good to be just plain happy;

it’s a little better to know that you’re happy;

but to understand that you’re happy

and to know why and how… and still be happy,

be happy in the being and the knowing,

well that is beyond happiness, that is bliss.

Henry Miller


The duty to be alive is the same as the duty to

become oneself, to develop into the individual

one potentially is.

Erich Fromm


Nobody ever died of laughter.

Max Beerbohm




Hear the meaning within the word.

William Shakespeare


Friendship is a sheltering tree.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge


I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.

Charles Dickens




Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with

yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less

than the trees or the stars; you have a right to be here.

From Desiderata


Patience is power.

With time and patience,

the mulberry leaf becomes silk.

Chinese Proverb


Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.

Faith Baldwin




If the first button of one’s coat is wrongly buttoned,

all the rest will be crooked.

Giordano Bruno


Always do right.

This will gratify some and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain


You can if you think you can.

George Reeves

Sixth Grade Teacher of Norman Vincent Peale




Action is eloquence.

William Shakespeare


Beware, as long as you live,

of judging people by appearances.

Jean de la Fontaine


It is a wonderful seasoning of all enjoyments

to think of those we love.





Paradise is where I am.



We never listen when we are eager to speak.

Francois, Duc de la Rochefoucauld


The great mind knows the power of gentleness.

Robert Browning


Hitch your wagon to a star.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Hope is the thing with feathers

That perches in the soul,

And sings the tune without the words,

And never stops at all.

Emily Dickinson


One world at a time.

Henry David Thoreau




Where there is sunshine the doctor starves.

Flemish Proverb


Behold the turtle.

He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.

James Bryant Conant


And what is a weed?

A plant whose virtues have not been discovered.

Ralph Waldo Emerson




You ain’t heard nothin’ yet, folks.

Al Jolson


When I do good, I feel good.

When I do bad, I feel bad.

That’s my religion.

Abraham Lincoln


Some people walk in the rain,

others just get wet.

Roger Miller




We boil at different degrees.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


G-d has put something noble and good into

every heart* which His hand created.

Mark Twain


Ah my friends, therein* lies a wonderful challenge indeed,

to seek out that noble and good. Seek it and you shall find it.





All looks yellow to a jaundiced eye.

Alexander Pope


Change favors the prepared mind.

Louis Pasteur


You can’t eat your friends and have them too.

Budd Schulberg




Living is like licking honey off a thorn.



Let the past drift away with the water.

Japanese saying


Believing where we cannot prove.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson




He who would leap high must take a long run.

Danish proverb



Joseph Campbell.


To look up is joy.





Look not down but up!

Robert Browning


The best way out is always through.

Robert Frost


Zen is a way of liberation, concerned not with discovering

what is good or bad or advantageous, but what is.

Alan Watts




The ideals which have always shown before me

and filled me with the joy of living

are goodness, beauty and truth.

Albert Einstein


The secret of success is consistency of purpose.

Benjamin Disraeli


When you are required to exhibit strength, it comes.

Joseph Campbell




What a man thinks of himself…

determines, or rather, indicates his fate.

Henry David Thoreau


Desire nothing for yourself,

which you do not desire for others.



Surprised by joy.

C.S. Lewis




I believe… that every human mind

feels pleasure in doing good to another.

Thomas Jefferson


Labor to keep alive in your breast

that spark of celestial fire called conscience.

George Washington


I do the very best I know how,

the very best I can.

Abraham Lincoln




It is not of so much consequence what you say,

as how you say it.

Alexandra Smith


What wound did ever heal but by degrees?

William Shakespeare


Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as

six impossible things before breakfast.

Lewis Carroll




I got a simple rule about everybody.

If you don’t treat me right – shame on you.

Louis Armstrong


Every dewdrop and raindrop had a whole heaven within it.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


When you are content to be simply yourself and

don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.





I leave you with this quote. Enjoy, and pass it on. -mk


As the hand held before the eye

hides the tallest mountain, so this

small earthly life hides from our gaze

the vast radiance and secrets of which

the world is full, and whoever can take life

from before his eyes, as one takes away one’s hand,

will see the great radiance within the world.

Martin Buber

To Hallow This Life


"The biggest disease this day and age is that of people feeling unloved."