The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else. George Bernard Shaw
Justice without strength is helpless; strength without justice is tyrannical. Blaise Pascal
Four things never come back-the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past live, and the neglected opportunity. Arabian Proverb
You will never get ahead trying to get even.
The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher. Thomas Huxley
Goodness is the only investment that never fails. Henry David Thoreau
The first time you quit, it's hard. The second time, it gets easier. The third time, you don't even have to think about it. Paul "Bear" Bryant
When you win, there's glory enough for everybody. When you lose, there's glory for none. Paul "Bear" Bryant
Winners do things the hard way, and losers do things the easy way. Paul "Bear" Bryant
When you make a mistake, admit it; learn from it and don't repeat it. Paul "Bear" Bryant
What matters...is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog. Paul "Bear" Bryant
Do YOURSELF Proud. Paul "Bear" Bryant
The scoreboard is not the correct measure of one's performance; If you gave everything you had - then you won; on the other hand, if you didn't give it your all, and the scoreboard says you won - you didn't, cause all you did was outscore your opponent and wasted your God given talent. Paul "Bear" Bryant
The greater the obstacle the more glory in overcoming it. Jean Moliere
Other men are lenses through which we read our own minds. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding, and that which is lost by not trying. Francis Bacon
You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late.
He who prizes little things is worthy of great ones. German Proverb
It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable. Jean Moliere
To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often. Cardinal Newman
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything. Mark Twain
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. Chinese Proverb
There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. Aldous Huxley
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
People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after. Oliver Goldsmith
Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him. Aldous Huxley
Always do right; this will gratify some people and astonish the rest. Mark Twain
Pray to be stronger men! Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Phillips Brooks
A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it is committing another mistake. Confucius
The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. Oliver Wendell Holmes
A man shows his character by what he laughs at.
The face of the enemy frightens me only when I see how much it resembles mine.
Shun idleness. It is a rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant of metals. Voltaire
Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared. Eddie Rickenbacker
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. Mark Twain
A fool aways find a greater fool to admire him. Nicolas Bolleau-Despraux
Courage is not the absence of fear, but the willingness to do the thing we fear. Elisabeth Elliott
The most important thing to remember when you are going through hell, Is to keep going.
Through adverse situations we do not have the power to change the wind, but we do have the power to adjust the sails.
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says ...I'll try again tomorrow
We will either find a way, or make one. Hannibal
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall. Oliver Goldsmith
Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom. George Patton
Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. Lou Holtz
What we do is less than a drop in the ocean. But if that drop were missing, the ocean would lack something. Mother Teresa
There are better things ahead than any we leave behind. C.S.Lewis
The really great person is the one who makes everyone feel great. G.K.Chesterton
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. Albert Einstein
Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible." Saint Francis of Assisi
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Abraham Lincoln
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Helen Keller
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like no one's watching.
Your attitude is the control center of your life.
Good luck is being prepared to accept opportunity when it knocks.
Even if you're are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. Will Rogers
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Ralph Waldo Emerson
There's no thrill like doing something you didn't know you could.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. Theodore Roosevelt
We weren't promised an easy life. We were promised help to live it.
There are many reasons for doing a thing, but one of the most effective is the lack of an alternative.
To succeed - do the best you can, where you are, with what you have. Theodore Roosevelt
Every problem contains the seeds to its own solution. Norman Vincent Peale
If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much, and winning is not very important. NFL Coach Dick Vermeil
What's terrible is to pretend that the second-rae is first-rate. To pretend that you don't need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you're capable of better. Doris Lessing
If you think you can do something, you are probably right. Henry Ford
I do the best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing it to the end. Abraham Lincoln
Never, Never, Never Quit. Winston Churchill
Practice makes perfect, except when it comes to getting up in the morning.
Enjoy the little things. One day you may look back and realize that they were the big things.
There are three kinds of people: Those who make things happen. Those who watch things happen. And those who wonder what happened.
You can't control the length of your life, but you can control its width and depth.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
A pessimist is someone who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks.
Success comes in cans, not in cannots.
If you ask of life, "What have you to offer me?", the answer will be, "What have you to give?"
Too often we seek a change in our condition, when what we need is a change in our attitude.
Worry is like a rocking chair - it will give you something to do, but it won't get you anywhere.
If we appreciate what we have, it always becomes more. If we belittle what we have, it always becomes less.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. Helen Keller
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. Helen Keller
The mark of a motivated man is his ability to distinguish a setback from a defeat.
Many of life's failures are those who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Tears may be dried up, but the heart - never.
More important than how we live, is how we spend each day.
Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important.
The reason a dog has so many friends is because he wags his tail instead of his tongue.
Even a woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts.
If you want a place in the sun, you've got to put up with a few blisters. Abigail Van Buren
Look at what you have left, not at what you have lost.
Tomorrow is not promised us, so take today and make the most of it.
Life is a team sport, sometimes you give, and sometimes you get.
Today gives us another chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the sky.
Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves. Sir James M. Barrie
We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice. Jack Herbert
Happy is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night.
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. NFL Coach Vince Lombardi
The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win. Bobby Knight
Some dream of worthy accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them.
Well done is better than well said. Benjamin Franklin
Life is what happens to you while you're making other plans.
You can always find the sun within yourself if you will only search.
Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.
Giving your best today is the recipe for a better tomorrow.
You can't change the past, but you can ruin a perfectly good present by worrying too much about the future.
A total commitment is paramount to reaching the ultimate in performance.
Luck is where preparation meets with opportunity.
Enthusiasm is the breath of genius.
Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination.
It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before ... to test your limits ... to break through barriers.
To dream anything that you want to dream - is the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do - is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits - is the courage to succeed. There is always room at the top. Daniel Webster
Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory. Gen. George S. Patton
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts. UCLA Basketball Coach John Wooden
Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.
Goals are dreams with deadlines.
Always remember that strength is attained by meeting resistance.
Nothing is so full of victory as patience. He that can have patience can have what he will. Benjamin Franklin
Believe and act as though it were impossible to fail. Charles F. Kettering
Knowledge is the foundation on which to build a better world.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly. St. Francis De Sales
The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more. Dr. Jonas Saulk
You never learn anything talking, you only learn when you ask questions.
Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. Malcom S. Forbes
A stumble may prevent a fall. English Proverb
Ideas bring nothing unless carried out.
A winner is someone who sets his goals, commits himself to those goals, and then pursues his goals with all the ability given him.
A truly great person makes everyone else feel great.
Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. Ralph Waldo Emerson
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but dream; and not only plan, but believe.
Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open. Sir John Dewar
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt
We are tomorrow's past.
The mind is not a storehouse to be filled, but an instrument to be used.
Don't count your years, make your years count.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
People who do things that count, never stop to count them.
The man who goes the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do, more than the ones you did.
...the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. Martha Washington
Opportunity always involves some risk. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.
If it is to be, it is up to me.
A mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
You become successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. Helen Keller
The race for quality has no finish line.
You will always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.Larry Byrd
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Success is a journey, not a destination.
A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it. Alistair Cooke
The mind is like a TV set - when it goes blank, it's a good idea to turn off the sound.
The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
If you have made mistakes...there is always another chance for you...you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.
Success has a simple formula: do your best and people will like it.
It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can!
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. Jim Ryun
No matter what happens, there's always somebody who knew it would.
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races, one after another.Walter Elliott
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.
Necessity is the mother of taking chances. Mark Twain
If you want to truly understand something, try to change it.
It is wise to keep in mind that no success or failure is necessarily final.
I am a true believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more of it I have. Thomas Jefferson
A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. Charles Schwab
Life is like riding a bicycle - you don't fall off unless you stop pedaling. Claude Pepper
The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything. Theodore Roosevelt
Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It is not a day when you lounged around doing nothing. It will be a day when you've had everything to do and you've done it.
You must do the thing you think you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt
Weekends are a bit like rainbows - they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them.
Advice your parents give when you're 18 sometimes doesn't reach you until you're 40.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
The bigger a man's head gets, the easier it is to fill his shoes.
It's not your aptitude but your attitude that determines your altitude.
A winning attitude is at least 80 percent of your success. Everything else balances out the other 20 percent.
Enthusiasm is a sunshine that keeps everything in us alive and growing.
Instead of pointing a finger, why not hold out a hand.
Life is a ten speed bike: Most of us have gears we never use. Charles Schultz
Our eyes are placed in the front because it is more important to look ahead than to look back.
An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.
He who thinks he can, can; and he who thinks he can't, can't. This is an inexorable, indisputable law. Orison Swett Marden
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. Mark Twain
A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means. William Hazlitt
If man has done his best, what else is there? George S. Patton
Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again. Henry Ford
If a man has talent and cannot use it, he has failed. If he has talent and uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he has talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it, he has gloriously succeeded, and won a satisfaction and a triumph few men ever know. Thomas Wolfe
Think like a man of action and act like a man of thought. Henri Bergson
It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.. Samuel Johnson
Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action. Benjamin Disraeli
They also serve who only stand and wait. John Milton
The way to be nothing is to do nothing. Nathaniel Howe
There are two kinds of weakness, that which breaks and that which bends. James Russell Lowell
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues. Abraham Lincoln
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. Thomas Paine
One-half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it. Sidney Howard
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything. Edward Phelps
Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. Thomas A Edison
The truth is more important than the facts. Frank Lloyd Wright
As long as the world shall last there will be wrongs, and if no man objected and no man rebelled, those wrongs would last forever. Clarence Darrow
You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. James Allen
The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. Abraham Lincoln
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them. Washington Irving
Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts; not amid joy. Felicia Hemans
You are only what you are when no one is looking. Robert C Edwards
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. Zig Ziglar
Success is never final and failure never fatal. It's courage that counts. George F. Tiltonood
Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. Conrad Hilton
You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind. Dale Carnegie
Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible. Charles Caleb Colton
All things are difficult before they are easy. Thomas Fuller
Much of the stress that people feel doesn't come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started. David Allen
Enjoy everything that happens in your life, but never make your happiness or success dependent on an attachment to any person, place, or thing. Dr. Wayne Dyer
It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. Claude M. Bristol
The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose. Arnold Bennett
It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Think you can't change the world? Too late, you already have. It was changed for the better the minute you were born. There are more people than you can imagine who will never be the same because they came in contact with you, if only for a fleeting moment. Gail Pursell Elliott
1. Tough times never last, but tough people do. - Robert H Schuller
2. The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them. – Unknown
3. Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. - Leroy Satchel Paige
4. A problem is a chance for you to do your best. – Duke Ellington
5. I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders. – Jewish Proverb
6. If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. – Mary Engelbreit
7. When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse. And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better. – Malcolm S Forbes
8. Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. Possession pampers the mind; privation trains and strengthens it. - William Hazlitt
9. Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I’ll show you someone who has overcome adversity. – Lou Holtz
10. I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. - Thomas Paine
11. If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are? - Unknown
12. The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity. - Ulysses S. Grant
13. The bravest sight in the world is to see a great man struggling against adversity. – Seneca
14. Adversity is a fact of life. It can’t be controlled. What we can control is how we react to it. – Unknown
15. The true test of a person character is how they stand during test of adversity - Unknown
16. The hardest struggle of all is to be something different from what the average man is. – Charles M Schwab
17. He knows not his own strength who hath not met adversity. – William Samuel Johnson
18. In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive. – Lee Iacocca
19. Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. – Publilius Syrus
20. One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity. – Albert Schweitzer
Science is about why, engineering is about why not.
- Deam Kamen
All Limits are Self Imposed
Imagination Encircles the World.
- Albert Einstein
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
- Vincent Van Gogh
Man is what he believes.
- Anton Chekhov
We see the brightness of a new page where everything yet can happen.
- Rainer Maria Rilke
We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world. - Buddha
Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.
- Inscription on Columbus' caravels
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Chinese Proverb
You see things and say, 'Why?', but I dream things and say, 'Why not?'
- George Bernard Shaw
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands; not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
- Colin Wilson
The fair breeze blew, the foam flew, the furrow followed free: we were the first that ever burst into that silent sea.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Hitch your wagon to a star.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go upwards.
- Fred Hoyle
We are going to have the best educated Americans in the World!
- Al Gore
The force is in fact the most to be feared in your entire naval arsenal. When engaged in combat we could throw everything we have at those ships and all our firepower would just bounce off or be of little effect. Then we are exhausted, we will detect you coming over the horizon and then you will sink us."
- Soviet Fleet Admiral Sergei I. Gorshkov,1985- Quote after watching the Iowa in a NATO exercise
Beware of what you wish for
Trade as you fight, fight as you trade - Carpe Diem
Politics are like war, in both you can be killed. But the difference is that in war you can be killed once, in politics, you can be killed many times.
- Winston Churchill
It doesn’t matter who you vote for, the government always gets in.
I just received the following wire from my generous Daddy: “ Dear Jack, Don’y buy a single vote more than necessary. I’ll be damned if I’m going to pay for a landslide.”
- John F. Kennedy
There is no excitement anywhere in the world, short of war, to match the excitement of an American presidential campaign.
- Theodore White
Being President is like being a jackass in a hailstorm. There’s nothing to do but stand there and take it.
- Lyndon Johnson
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. I am beginning to believe it.
- Clarence Darrow
Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resembalance to the first.
- Ronald Reagan
It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools.
- Ecclesiastes 7:5
You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.
- Mario Cuomo
In every election in American History both parties have their clichés. The party that has the clichés that ring true wins.
- Newt Gingrich
No easy problems ever come to the President of the United States. If they are easy to solve, somebody has already solved them.
- Dwight Eisenhower
Pray to god, but continue to row to shore.
- Russian Proverb
The man who has ceased to fear has ceased to care.
- F.H. Bradley
People react to fear, not love- they don’t teach that in Sunday School, but it is true.
- Richard Nixon
It is the perpetual dread of fear, the fear of fear, that shapes the face of a brave man.
- Georges Bernanos
People with courage and character always seem sinister to the rest.
- Hermann Hesse
After one look at this planet and visitor from outer space would say, “I want to see the manager.”
- William S. Burroughs
A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity.
- Robert Frost
Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or act sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell
Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.
- Hermann Broch
Even the badgers and the foxes learn by experience.
- Lawrence Lessing
I am like a mosquito in a nudist camp; I know what I ought to do, but I don’t know where to begin.
- Stephen Bayne
Son of man, what is that proverb that ye have in the land of Israel, saying, The days are prolonged, and every vision faileth?
- Ezekiel 12:22
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
- II Peter 3:8
Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness.
- Dame Edith Sitwell
Saints should always be judged guilty until they are proven innocent.
- George Orwell
I’m not confused. I’m just well mixed.
- Robert Frost
Sex appeal is 50% what you’ve got and 50% what people think you’ve got.
- Sophia Loren
Sex is the last refuge of the miserable.
- Quentin Crisp
A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.
- Proverbs 19:9
Smokers inject and excuse idleness in their lives every time they light a cigarette.
It is now proved beyond doubt that smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.
- Fletcher Knebel
If someone is making a fool of themselves, and are insistent upon it, get out of the way and let them
"I think these counters are well fed," noted Bush spokesman Tucker Eskew — Republican attorneys continue to collect loose chads from the floors of counting rooms.
“Presidents don’t threaten Jack, they don’t have to.”
- Richard Nixon
“A mathematician, an accountant and an economist apply for the same job.
The interviewer calls in the mathematician and asks "What do two plus two equal?" The mathematician replies "Four." The interviewer asks "Four, exactly?" The mathematician looks at the interviewer incredulously and says "Yes, four, exactly."
Then the interviewer calls in the accountant and asks the same question "What do two plus two equal?" The accountant says "On average, four - give or take ten percent, but on average, four."
Then the interviewer calls in the economist and poses the same question "What do two plus two equal?" The economist gets up, locks the door, closes the shade, sits down next to the interviewer and says "What do you want it to equal?" - Anonymous
“Never be too proud to go onto your knees before God.”
- Richard Nixon
“The darkness is reaching out from the darkness. Your next John.”
“The Dark. I’ve always been afraid of the dark.”
- Richard Nixon
“Those that hate you don’t work unless you hate yourself.”
- Richard Nixon.
“The only easy day was yesterday.”
- Navy Seal saying
“The president has only 190 million bosses, the Vice President has only 190 million and one.”
- Hubert Humpherey
“Anyone afraid of what he thinks television does to the world is probably just afraid of the world.”
- Clive James
“Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her, when nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her.”
- Helen Rowland
“A wedding is just like a funeral except that you get to smell your own flowers.”
- Grace Hansen
Morry Adelman at MIT claims that he heard this at Shell long ago:
"A planner is a gentle man,
with neither sword nor pistol.
He walks along most daintily,
because his balls are crystal."
- Mike Lynch, MIT
“The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but it’s echo lasts a great deal longer.”
- Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
“There are all sorts of kisses, lad, from the sticky confection to the kiss of death. Of them all, the kiss of an actress is the most unnerving. How can we tell if she means it or if she is just practicing?”
- Ruth Gordon
“ Is not the whole world a vast house of assignation of which the filing system has been lost?”
- Quentin Crisp
“The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.”
- Job 33:4
Q; How many central bank economists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: Just one -- he holds the lightbulb and the whole earth revolves around him.
“An invaluable step in character training is to put responsibility on the individual,”
- Lord Baden Powell
“On blind dates: So you are saying you want to walk up to a complete stranger and expect to fall in love.”
Celibacy is the worst form of self-abuse.
A woman need know but one man well, in order to understand all men; whereas a man may know all women and understand not one of them.
- Helen Rowland
NATURAL RATE OF UNEMPLOYMENT
Newlan's Truism: An "acceptable" level of unemployment means that the government economist to whom it is acceptable still has a job.
After God created the world, He made man and woman. Then, to keep the whole thing from collapsing, He invented humor.
- Mack McGinnis
Amanates sunt amenetes – (Lovers are lunatics)
In the beginning God made a man and a woman and set them on earth. Then the man and woman looked at each other and burst out laughing.
- African Myth
It is rare that one can see in a little boy the promise of a man, but one can almost always see in a little girl the threat of a woman.
- Alexandre Dumas
Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs.
This is the principle behind lotteries, dating and religion.
- Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle
Beware of the man who sits upon the pale horse, for he is death, and hell come with him.
There is no NORMAL life, just life. Get on with it.
Did you hear of the economist who dove into his swimming pool and broke his neck? He forgot to seasonally adjust his pool.
Follow Me, and you will get victory!
Joan of Arc
I have a message for your King Henry. It is a message from God. Go home. Go now in peace, if you do not go now, you will be buried in this field. I have seen enough blood. But if you want more, I can’t stop you, I can only warn you that it will be your blood, not ours. I am waiting for your answer.
That is what I call a bloody miracle.
She was alone on her white horse, facing the whole English army and she drove them away. And now Leome is free.
Joan of Arc, and Council to Charles VII
I fear nothing but treachery.
Joan of Arc
France does not belong to you Charles, it belongs to God.
Joan of Arc
Joan, be careful you are not helping yourself by refusing to submit to our judgment. You, who claim to be my judges, YOU be careful. For you to one day will be judged.
Joan of Arc
I would rather die than revoke what our lord had caused me to do.
Joan of Arc
If in the event, of an ordinarily extraordinary event. Please notify me.
Money is like a deck of cards, it alway's follows suit.
What is not known is the source of all that will be.
Life is like a Stephen Segal movie. In the end it's over.
"More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying them." - Harold J. Smith
If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
Those who walk with God reach their destination.
When you are down to nothing, God is up to something.
Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
How can anyone ever love you for who you are if you become someone else to be with them?
You can only see others as clearly as you see yourself.
"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." - John Wooden
The world reflects what you need to see, not only what you want to see.
"The price of greatness is responsibility."- Sir Winston Churchill
Life isn’t about what happens to us. It’s about how we perceive what happens to us.
"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim; accept no ones definition of your life; define yourself."- Harvey Fierstein
A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
"Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, and most fools do." - Benjamin Franklin
"Everything you’re looking for lies behind the mask you wear." - Stephen C. Paul
"When you give up your own truth to win at someone else’s game everyone loses." - Stephen C. Paul
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."- Theodore Roosevelt
"Your relationships reflect your fears and limits. How can anyone ever give you what you won’t allow?" - Stephen C. Paul
Always put yourself in others' shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the other person, too.
"The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way." - Karen S. Magee
Some men see things as they are, and say, "Why?" Still others dream of things that never were and say, "Why not?"
"People excel and learn, not because they are told to, but because they want to."- Peter Senge
"Live one day at a time and make it a masterpiece." - Dale West
Doubt asks who believes? Faith answers, "I".
Do not undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others.
Happiness lies ahead for those who cry; those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives.
Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.
"You cannot discover oceans unless you have the courage to leave the shore."- Successories
The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past. You can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.
"The first step in achieving prosperity and wealth is learning to appreciate what you already have." - S. Richardson
"Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk."- Dali Lama
"When you lose, don't lose the lesson."- Dali Lama
"Follow the three R's: Respect for self, respect for others and responsibility for all your actions."- Dali Lama
"Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck."- Dali Lama
"Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly."- Dali Lama
"Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship."- Dali Lama
"When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it."- Dali Lama
"Spend some time alone every day."- Dali Lama
"Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values." - Dali Lama
"Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer."- Dali Lama
"In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past."- Dali Lama
"Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality."- Dali Lama
"Be gentle with the earth."- Dali Lama
"Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other."- Dali Lama
"Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it."- Dali Lama
"Anger or hatred is like a fisherman's hook. It is very important for us to ensure we are not caught by it." - Dali Lama
"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy practice compassion." - Dali Lama
"True spirituality is a mental attitude you can practice at any time." - Dalai Lama
In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don’t try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
"The first step toward change is acceptance." "Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That's all you have to do." "Change is not something you do, it's something you allow."- Will Garcia
LIVE YOUR OWN LIFE "We don't always know what makes us happy." "We know, instead, what we think SHOULD. We are baffled and confused when our attempts at happiness fail...We are mute when it comes to naming accurately our own preferences, delights, gifts, talents. The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people's expectations. The tongue of the original self is the language of the heart." - Julie Cameron
Even if you could live to be 100, it's really a very short time. So why not spend it undergoing this process of evolution, of opening your mind and heart, connecting with your true nature - rather than getting better and better at fixing, grasping, freezing, and closing down.
We are each unique beings with a unique path in life. If we wish to be fulfilled, we need to go to our own hearts for direction.
Master your past in the present, or your past will master your future.
Your mind can only hold one thought at a time make it a positive and constructive one.
People become what they expect themselves to become.
As you begin to live in the present moment, you will experience a subtle but profound change. Your worrying about the future will cease.
The good news: God is a nag. God won't give up, if we are destined to carry out some Divine idea, we won't be able to shrug it off. For me, God doesn't just whisper within. If I'm supposed to get a message, I start to see it and hear it everywhere - books, sermons, television shows, conversations with friends.
Focus on the positive in your life, for what you focus on increases.
Fall seven times get up eight.
Ignorance breeds fear. Fear breeds hate. Hate breeds violence.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain
Peace, joy, health and well-being can only be found inside us. They exist within us now, waiting to be discovered. Yet we tend to look to the outside world to satisfy our needs and longings.
Our outer life reflects back to us the way we think, feel and behave. The outer world is all effects. Go to the source inside for all of life's treasures.
"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."- Mother Teresa
Those who confess ignorance show it once. The person who conceals it shows it many times.
"We cannot achieve more in life than what we believe in our heart of hearts we deserve to have." - James R. Ball
"A person's worth is contingent upon who he is, not upon what he does, or how much he has. The worth of a person, or a thing, or an idea, is in being, not in doing, not in having." - Alice Mary Hilton
To change our lives, we must first change our minds.
Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because it’s safe or certain.
"It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees."- Dolores Ibarruri
Honor your feelings. They tell the truth about how you really experience the world.
When we encounter someone greater than ourselves, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you encounter someone lesser than you, look within and examine your own self.
Your behavior while people are watching is important. However, your behavior while no one is watching is more important, for it reveals your true character.
Humans cannot create matter. We can, however, create value. Creating value is in fact, our very humanity. When we praise people for their strength of character we are actually acknowledging their ability to create value.
Dream more of becoming than of obtaining.
To a great extent, the people with whom you choose to associate influence the direction of your life.
Align your personality and soul purpose and experience more synchronicity, fulfillment and happiness. It is never too late to become the person you were meant to be.
"Knowing others is wisdom; Knowing the self is enlightenment." - Tao Te Ching
Know the difference between instinct and habit. Trust your instincts - question your habits.
"He, who fears he will suffer, already suffers from his fears."- Michel Eyquen
The fool who knows he is a fool is for that very reason wise. The fool who thinks himself wise is the greatest fool of all.
Let go of anger - it is an acid that burns away the delicate layers of your happiness.
"Re-examine all that you have been told... dismiss that which insults your soul."- Walt Whitman
We can try many ways to get rid of darkness, but none is as effective as simply increasing the light.
"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"The day firing becomes easy is the day to fire yourself." - Tom Peters.
In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man - if you want anything done, ask a woman.
"People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered; forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives: Be kind anyway. What you spend years creating others could destroy overnight: Create anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway. Give the best you have, and it may never be enough: Give your best anyway. In the final analysis, it is between you and God: it was never between you and them anyway." - Mother Teresa
"The world we are experiencing today is the result of our collective consciousness, and if we want a new world, each of us must start taking responsibility for helping create it." - Rosemary Fillmore Rh
"There is no limit to what can be accomplished when no one cares who gets credit." - John Wooden
Life gives us time only love gives us meaning.
"Success isn't permanent and failure isn't fatal." - Mike Ditka
Humor is contagious... Laughter is infectious... Both are good for your health.
That which you resist will persist.
A smile increases your face value.
If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
"It is easier to fight for one's principals than to live up to them."- Alfred Adler
We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go we take a little of each other everywhere.
"Things don't have to change the world to be important."- Steve Jobs
Strangers are just friends waiting to happen.
Don’t walk in front of me I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend.
If we truly realized how precious the "Gift" of life is, we would not waste a moment trying to improve it. If we really understood how precious we are to the "Gift" of life we would not waste time trying to fix ourselves.
Our one choice: All men and women are born, live, suffer and die; what distinguishes us one from another is our dreams. Weather they be dreams about worldly or unworldly things, and what we do to make them come about.
Do not wish to be anything but what you are and to be that perfectly.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
"Even if you're on the right track you'll get run over if you just sit there."- Will Rogers
The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.
While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.
There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
It is not how much you have that makes people look up to you, it’s who you are.
To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
It is not what you gather but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.
People may fail many times, but they become failures only when they begin to blame someone else.
The only way to find the limits of the possible is by going beyond them to the impossible.
"If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door." - Milton Berle
In the pursuit of happiness, the difficulty lies in knowing when you have caught up.
Angels have no boundaries but are willing to respect yours.
Enlightenment is not achieved by repeating the word "God" but by directly experiencing God.
We can not take credit for our talents. It’s how we use them that counts.
Everywhere, truly those of integrity stand apart. They the good don’t chatter in hopes of favor or gains. When touched by pleasure or by pain the wise give no sign of highs or lows.
Recognize that you have the courage within you to fulfill the purpose of your birth. Summon forth the power of your inner courage and live the life of your dreams.
First I gave up action. Then idle words, and lastly thought itself. Now I am here.
Often we need to wait for things to unfold gloriously and to take time to listen to the angels. Good things come to those who wait to accept them with a grateful heart.
Although there are countless teachings that instruct how to obtain enlightenment in a future life, almost all of them are nothing more than expedients, as the ultimate instruction there is simply no teaching that is superior to the true practice of the awakening to one’s own nature.
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. - Carl Bard
"When the heart grieves over what it has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left." - Sufi
Neglecting valuable advice, an ignorant man becomes the cause of his own misery.
"There may be more to learn from climbing the same mountain a hundred times then by climbing a hundred different mountains." - Richard Nelson
"Learn to look with an equal eye upon all beings, seeing the one Self in all." - Srimad Bhagavatam
Heading in the wrong direction? God allows U turns.
The Ten Commandments are not multiple choice.
"My way is the highway" - God
"Doubt limits you from what is already yours, but faith unlocks the doors allowing you to walk in and receive it." - Jeannette Tyson Gregory
We have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people act in a certain way, we cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is remember to keep a positive attitude. It will keep our burdens light.
You can tell that you’re doing the right thing if it feels effortless.
"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me." - Henry Ford
"If you are doing your best you will not have time to worry about failure." - Robert S. Hillyer
"Before you speak ask yourself, is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve on the silence?" - Sai Baba
It’s impossible to have too much fun.
Faith doesn't get you around trouble, it gets you through it.
"It’s not enough to know your truth, you must live it." - Stephen C. Paul
"If you keep doing what you've always done - you'll keep getting what you've always gotten." - Kenneth Blanchard
"If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Happiness isn’t getting what you want, but experiencing who you are.
"When you relinquish the desire to control your future you obtain happiness." - Nicole Kidman
"Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people." — Admiral Hyman G. Rickover - 1900-1986
"To be blind is bad, but worse is to have eyes and not see." - Helen Keller
"Love is the will to extend one's self for the purpose of nurturing one's own or another's spiritual growth." - Scott Peck
"The value of the personal relationship to all things is that it creates intimacy and intimacy creates understanding and understanding creates love." - Anais Nin
"To me, wholeness is the key to aliveness. It is more than just physical vitality, it is radiance, coming from being at one with yourself and your experience. Life then flows through you." - Richard Moss, How Shall I Live
"Birth and death are not different states, but they are different aspects of the same state." - Ghandi
"Failure is a part of success. There is no such thing as a bed of roses all your life. But failure will never stand in the way of success if you learn from it." - Hank Aaron
"I like who I am as a person. And because I believe that there's much more to me than my looks, other people believe it too." - Felicia P. Fields
"Allowing the truth of who you are--your spiritual self--to rule your life means you stop the struggle and learn to move with the flow of your life." - Oprah Winfrey
"Spirituality for me is recognizing that I am connected to the energy of all creation, that I am a part of it-?and it is always a part of me." - Oprah Winfrey
"Be a witness, not a judge. Focus on yourself, not on others. Listen to your heart, not to the crowd." - Ma Zu
"The divine is not something high above us. It is in heaven, it is in earth, it is inside us..." - Morihei Ueshiba
"You don't need organized religion to connect with the universe. Often a church is the only place you can go to find peace and quiet... But it shouldn't be confused with connecting with one's spirit." - Alice Walker
"Meditation is the joy to be yourself. Meditation is the courage to be yourself. Meditation will make you unique and will make you rejoice in being different from the others. Meditation is the way to be yourself." - Tishan
“Fear grows out of the things we think; it lives in our minds. Compassion grows out of the things we are, and lives in our hearts.” – Barbara Garrison
1. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead
2. A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of the others. -Norman Shidle
3. Socrates: Let us examine the question together, my friend, and if you contradict anything that I say, do so, and I shall be persuaded. -Plato
4. The most successful decision makers follow a set of rules that helps them select the best alternatives under the circumstances. -Phillip Bransletter
5. None of us is as smart as all of us. -Anonymous
6. "Someone ought to do it, but why should I?" "Someone ought to do it, but why not I?" Between these two questions lies whole centuries of moral revolution. -Annie Besant
7. There is a big difference between hard work and teamwork. -Jim Lundy
8. We will never be better as a team than we are to each other. -Unknown
9. We didn’t come over in the same ship, but here we are in the same boat. -Unknown
10. How is it we can find time to do it over, but not the time to do it right initially? -Proverb
11. Build with your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another, and of strength derived from unity in the pursuit of your objective.
12. We would rather have one man or woman working with us than three merely working for us.
13. We are born for cooperation, as are the feet, the hands, the eye-lids, and the upper and lower jaws. -Marcus Aurelius
14. Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, and working together is success.
15. You can buy someone’s time, you can buy someone’s physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of skilled muscular motions per hour or day. But you cannot buy enthusiasm; you cannot buy initiative, you cannot buy loyalty; you cannot buy devotion of hearts, minds, and souls. You have to earn these things. -Clarence Francis
16. All are but parts of one stupendous whole. -Alexander Pope
17. We must indeed all hang together, or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately. -Ben Franklin
18. The keynote to progress in the 20th century is teamwork. -Dr. Charles H. Mayo
19. The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
-Norman Vincent Peale
20. You have to listen to adversaries and keep looking for that point beyond which it’s against their interests to keep on disagreeing or fighting. -Cyrus Vance
21. We are dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth. -George Bernard Shaw
22. A habit cannot be thrown out the window. It has to be coaxed down the stairs one step at a time. -Mark Twain
23. I asked "Why doesn’t somebody do something?" Then I realized, I was somebody. -Unknown
24. It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others. -John Andrew Holmes
25. I don’t believe in just ordering people to do things. You have to sort of grab an oar and row with them. -Harold Geneen
26. It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
27. Few burdens are heavy when everyone lifts. -Anonymous
28. It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance. -Thomas Huxley
29. Nothing ever succeeeds which exuberant spirits have not helped to produce. -Nietzsche
30. What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other. -George Eliot