Inspirational Quotes
 

April 26 , 2006 :

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.

         --Elbert Hubbard

 

April 19 , 2006 :

All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small.

         --Lao-Tzu

 

April 12 , 2006 :

Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.

         --Sandra Carey

 

April 5 , 2006 :

The next best thing to being wise oneself is to live in a circle of those who are.

         --C.S. Lewis

 

March 29, 2006 :

The greatest personal limitation is to be found not in the things you want to do and can't, but in the things you've never considered doing.

         --Richard Bandler

 

March 22, 2006 :

Even if you are on the right track, you'll still get run over if you just sit there.

         --Will Rogers

 

March 15, 2006 :

Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.

         --G.B. Shaw

 

March 8, 2006 :

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

         --George Patton

 

March 1, 2006 :

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

         --Harold R. McAlindon

 

February 22, 2006 :

"One man with courage makes a majority."

         --Andrew Jackson

 

February 15, 2006 :

Love may not make the world go round, but I must admit that it makes the ride worthwhile.

         --Sean Connery

 

February 8, 2006 :

Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.

         --Voltaire

 

February 1, 2006 :

In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: Hit the line hard.

         --Theodore Roosevelt

 

January 25, 2006 :

There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.

         --Epictetus

 

January 18, 2006 :

The significance of a man is not in what he attains but in what he longs to attain.

         --Kahil Gibran

 

January 11, 2006 :

Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.

         --George S. Patton

 

January 4, 2006 :

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.

         --St. Clement of Alexandra

 

December 28, 2005 :

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.

         --Bill Vaughn

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December 21, 2005 :

It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.

         --Dr. Seuss

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December 14, 2005 :

To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own.

         --Anne Morrow Lindbergh

 

December 7, 2005 :

Hostilities exist. There is no blinking at the fact that our people, our territory, and our interests are in grave danger.

With confidence in our armed forces-with the unbounded determination of our people-we will gain the inevitable triumph-so help us God.

         --President Roosevelt’s Address to Congress (in part) The day after Pearl Harbor was attacked

 

November 30, 2005 :

People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

         --Bonnie Jean Wasmund

 

November 23, 2005 :

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

         --John F. Kennedy

 

November 16, 2005 :

What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.

         --Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

November 9, 2005 :

Democracy is the only system that persists in asking the powers that be whether they are the powers that ought to be.

         --Sydney J. Harris

 

November 2, 2005 :

Brilliance is, the best brilliance is brilliance born not from someone ignorant.

         --Eddie Murphy “The Golden Child” 1986

 

October 26, 2005 :

Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.

         --Aldous Huxley

 

October 19, 2005 :

Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.

         --Vince Lombardi

 

October 12, 2005 :

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single minute before starting to improve the world.

         --Anne Frank

 

October 5, 2005 :

Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.

         --Archbishop Desmond Tutu

 

September 28, 2005 :

You can tell a man is clever by his answers. You can tell a man is wise by his questions.

         --Naguib Mahfouz Egyptian novelist, Nobel Prize Laureate

 

September 21, 2005 :

There is only one success--to be able to spend your life in your own way.

         --Christopher Morley

 

September 14, 2005 :

A failure is a man who has blundered, but is not able to cash in on the experience.

         --Elbert Hubbard

 

September 07, 2005 :

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.

         --W.W. Ziege

 

August 31, 2005 :

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.

         -- Leon J. Suenes

 

August 24, 2005 :

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away.

         -- Sir Arthur Helps

 

August 17, 2005 :

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

         -- George Herman "Babe" Ruth

 

August 10, 2005 :

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

         -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

August 3, 2005 :

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.

         -- Arthur C. Clarke

 

July 27, 2005 :

Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones to genius.

         -- Elbert Hubbard

 

July 20, 2005 :

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.

         -- William B. Sprague

 

July 13, 2005 :

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.

         -- Confucius

 

July 6, 2005 :

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.

         -- Aristotle

 

June 29, 2005 :

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.

         -- Erma Bombeck

 

June 22, 2005 :

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks

others have thrown at him.

         --David Brinkley

 

June 15, 2005 :

Wisdom is what do next; virtue is doing it.

         --David Starr Jordan

 

June 08, 2005 :

Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.

           --Arnold H. Glasow

 

June 01, 2005 :

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.

           --Robert Frost

 

May 25, 2005 :

It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.

           --Sir Winston Churchill

 

May 18, 2005 :

Property may be destroyed and money may lose its purchasing power; but, character, health, knowledge and good judgement will always be in demand under all conditions.

           --Roger Babson

 

May 11, 2005 :

The person who hesitates is not only lost, he or she’s dead meat. You’ve got to be smart about it, but smart and aggressive must go hand in hand. If your intelligence crosses the line into hesitancy, you’re doomed. The time for thinking, for planning, for strategizing, is before the first punch is thrown. After that, whoever is more agile, mobile and hostile is the one who’s going to walk away a winner.

           --James Carville and Paul Begala

 

May 4 , 2005 :

Some men throw their gifts away on a life of mediocrity, great men throw everything they have into their gifts and achieve a life of success.

           --Greg Werner

 

April 27 , 2005 :

A vision without a task is but a dream, a task without a vision is drudgery, a vision and a task is the hope of the world.

           --From a church in Sussex, England 1730

 

April 20 , 2005 :

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.

           --Pope John XXIII

 

April 13 , 2005 :

Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark.

           --Richard Cushing

 

April 6 , 2005 :

The real question is, once you know the right thing, do you have the discipline to do the right thing and, equally important to stop doing the wrong thing?

           --Jim Collins, Good to Great

 

March 30 , 2005 :

I had an almost intolerable awareness that every morning began with infinite promise. Any book may be read, any idea thought, any action taken. Anything that has even been possible to human beings is possible to most of us every time the clock says six in the morning. On a day no different from the one now breaking, Shakespeare sat down to begin Hamlet.

           --Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

March 23 , 2005 :

It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare.

           --Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

 

March 16 , 2005 :

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.

           --William James (1842 - 1910)

 

March 9 , 2005 :

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 much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

           --Teddy Roosevelt

 

March 2 , 2005 :

People do not really decide their future…they decide their habits – then their habits decide their future.

           --Unknown

 

February 23, 2005 :

The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction.

           --Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 - 1964)

 

February 16, 2005 :

No one should negotiate their dreams.

Dreams must be free to fly high.

No government, no legislature, has a right to limit your dreams.

You should never agree to surrender your dreams.

           --Jesse Jackson

 

February 9, 2005 :

Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none.

           --William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

 

February 2 , 2005 :

The idea of an election is much more interesting to me than the election itself...The act of voting is in itself the defining moment.

           --Jeff Melvoin, Northern Exposure, Democracy in America, 1992

 

January 26, 2005 :

We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.

           --John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

 

January 19, 2005 :

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.

           --Martin Luther King Jr.

 

January 12, 2005 :

Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.

           --Plato

 

January 5, 2005 :

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.

           --Eleanor Roosevelt

 

December 29, 2004:

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.

           --Bill Vaughan

 

December 22, 2004:

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.

           --Calvin Coolidge

 

December 15, 2004:

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

           --Alan Kay

 

December 8, 2004:

A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only at different times.

           --Lord Acton

 

December 1, 2004:

Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.

           --James Madison

 

November 24, 2004:

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.

           --WT Purkiser

 

November 17, 2004:

The sea is dangerous and its storms terrible, but these obstacles have never been sufficient reason to remain ashore... unlike the mediocre, intrepid spirits seek victory over those things that seem impossible... it is with an iron will that they embark on the most daring of all endeavors...to meet the shadowy future without fear and conquer the unknown.

           --Ferdinand Magellan, Explorer

 

November 10, 2004:

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

           --Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

 

November 3, 2004:

Whatever America hopes to bring to pass in the world must first come to pass in the heart of America.

           --Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

October 27, 2004:

We can try to avoid making choices by doing nothing, but even that is a decision.

           --Gary Collins

 

October 20, 2004:

If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.

           --John F Kennedy

 

October 13, 2004:

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

           --Christopher Reeve

 

October 6 , 2004:

Example is not the main thing in influencing others, it is the only thing.

           --Albert Schweitzer

 

September 29 , 2004:

When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.

           --George Washington Carver

 

September 22 , 2004:

I'm proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is - I could be just as proud for half the money.

           --Arthur Godfrey

 

September 15 , 2004:

There are risks and costs to a program of action, but they are far less than the long range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.

           --John F. Kennedy

 

September 8 , 2004:

The society who ignores excellence in plumbing

Because plumbing is a humble profession

And tolerates shoddy philosophy

Because philosophy is an exalted profession

Will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy

Because neither their pipes nor their theories will hold water

           --Author unknown

 

September 1 , 2004:

No American president ever wants to go to war. Abraham Lincoln didn't want to go to war, but he knew saving the union required it. Franklin Roosevelt didn't want to go to war, but he knew defeating tyranny demanded it. And my husband didn't want to go to war, but he knew the safety and security of America and the world depended on it.

           --Laura Bush

 

August 25, 2004:

Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.

           --President Abraham Lincoln, 1860

 

August 18 , 2004:

Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic.

 

August 11 , 2004:

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

           --Abraham Lincoln

 

August 4, 2004:

It is the SOLDIER, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the SOLDIER, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the SOLDIER, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the SOLDIER, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is the SOLDIER, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the SOLDIER, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.

 

July 21, 2004:

Competition is a by-product of productive work, not its goal. A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

           --Ayn Rand

 

July 14, 2004:

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.

           --Mark Twain

 

July 7, 2004:

Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians.

           --Chester Bowles (1901 - 1986)

 

June 30, 2004:

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.

           --Thomas Edward Lawrence

 

June 23, 2004:

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

           --Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

 

June 16, 2004:

Chance favors the prepared mind.

           --Louis Pasteur

 

June 9, 2004:

Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.

           --Ronald Reagan

 

June 2 , 2004:

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

           --Abraham Lincoln

 

May 26 , 2004:

The secret to success is to do the common things uncommonly well.

           --John D. Rockefeller

 

May 19 , 2004:

Sure, everyone always said 'Socrates what is the meaning of life?' or 'Socrates how can I find happiness?', did anyone ever say 'Socrates hemlock is poison.'???????

           --Socrates right before his death

 

May 12 , 2004:

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.

           --John Stuart Mill

 

May 5 , 2004:

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs... since the payment is pure love.

           --Mildred B. Vermont

 

April 28 , 2004:

You know the world is different when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America's Cup, France is accusing the US of arrogance, Germany doesn't want to go to war, and the 3 most powerful men in America are named 'Bush', 'Dick', and 'Colon'.

           --Chris Rock

 

April 21 , 2004:

It certainly must have been a relief for the women of the country to realize that one could be a woman and a lady and yet be thoroughly political.

           --Pearl S. Buck

 

April 14 , 2004:

I do not promise you ease. I do not promise you comfort.

But I do promise you these: hardship, weariness and

suffering. And with them, I promise you victory.

           --Giuseppe Garibaldi, the father of Italian unification, 1860

 

April 7 , 2004:

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.

           --Vince Lombardi

 

March 31 , 2004:

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

           --Mahatma Gandhi

 

March 24 , 2004:

Kites rise highest against the wind -- not with it.

           --Sir Winston Churchill

 

March 17 , 2004:

This American system of ours, call it Americanism, call it capitalism, call it what you will, gives each and every one of us a great opportunity if we only seize it with both hands and make the most of it.

           --Al Capone (1899-1947)

 

March 10 , 2004:

Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.

           --Theodore Roosevelt

 

March 3 , 2004:

It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.

           --Theodore Roosevelt

 

February 25 , 2004:

Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.

           --Plato

 

February 18 , 2004:

The open secrets of success: clear goals, perfection in work, learning from mistakes, loyalty to the organization, hard work and persistence.

           --George W. Bush

 

February 11 , 2004:

When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong, you cannot be too conservative.

           --Martin Luther King Jr.

 

February 4 , 2004:

The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.

           -- Robert Frost

 

January 28, 2004:

Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.

           -- Oliver Cromwell

 

January 21, 2004:

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.

           -- Dale carnegie

 

January 14, 2004:

Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, it’s unlikely you will step up and take responsibility for making it so.

If you assume there is no hope, you guarantee that there is no hope.

If you assume that here is an instinct for freedom, there are opportunities to change things, there’s a chance you may contribute to making a better world.

The choice is yours.

           -- Doug Larson

 

January 7 , 2004:

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.

           -- Doug Larson

 

December 31 , 2003:

And ye, who have met with Adversity's blast,

And been bow'd to the earth by its fury;

To whom the Twelve Months, that have recently pass'd

Were as harsh as a prejudiced jury -

Still, fill to the Future! and join in our chime,

The regrets of remembrance to cozen,

And having obtained a New Trial of Time,

Shout in hopes of a kindlier dozen.

           -- Thomas Hood

 

December 24 , 2003:

May the holiday spirit fill everyone's heart with love, warmth and happiness.

           -- the Xquizit Team

 

December 17 , 2003:

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.

           -- Eleanor Roosevelt

 

December 10 , 2003:

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it

           -- Aristotle

 

December 3 , 2003:

The course of every intellectual, if he pursues his journey long and unflinchingly enough, ends in the obvious, from which the non-intellectuals have never stirred.

           -- Aldous Huxley

 

November 26 , 2003:

Pride slays thanksgiving, but an humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.

           -- Henry Ward Beecher

 

November 19 , 2003:

The internet is a great way to get on the net.

           -- Bob Dole

 

November 12 , 2003:

Don't let the perfect make you slow.

           -- Matthew McManus Barnes

 

November 5 , 2003:

You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.

           -- John Wooden (College Basketball Coach)

 

October 29, 2003:

Don't be afraid of failing. It doesn't matter how many times you fall down. All that matters is how many times you keep getting up.

           -- Marian Wright Edelman, Lawyer, founder of the Children's Defense Fund

 

October 22, 2003:

I don't think of work as work and play as play. It's all living.

           -- Richard Branson, Chairman, Virgin

 

October 15, 2003:

True Friends are those who really know you but love you anyway.

           -- Edna Buchanan

 

October 8, 2003:

Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of individuals. I never had a crisis that didn't make me stronger.

           -- Lou Holtz

 

October 1 , 2003:

There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less.

           -- Kurt Hahn (1886-1974), Founder - Outward Bound

 

September 24 , 2003:

Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age. Nothing does - except wrinkles. Its true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place.

           -- Abigail Van Buren

 

September 17 , 2003:

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

           -- George Bernard Shaw

 

September 10 , 2003:

America is now stumbling through the darkness of hatred and divisiveness. Our values, our principles, and our determination to succeed as a free and democratic people will give us the torch to light the way. And we will survive and become stronger - not only because of patriotism that stands for love of country, but patriotism that stands for love of people.

           -- Gerald Ford

 

September 3 , 2003:

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.

           -- Malcolm Forbes

 

August 27 , 2003:

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

 

August 20 , 2003:

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.

           -- Albert Einstein

 

August 13 , 2003:

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

           -- Helen Keller

 

August 6 , 2003:

I have not failed 700 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated the ways that will not work, I will find the way that will work.

           -- Thomas Edison

 

July 30, 2003:

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.

           -- Eleanor Roosevelt

 

July 23, 2003:

I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

           -- Thomas Jefferson

 

July 16, 2003:

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.

           -- Theodore Roosevelt

 

July 9, 2003:

A person will worship something, have no doubt about that. We may think our tribute is paid in secret in the dark recesses of our hearts, but it will out. That which dominates our imaginations and our thoughts will determine our lives, and our character. Therefore, it behooves us to be careful what we worship, for what we are worshipping we are becoming.

           -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

July 2, 2003:

Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk. The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character.

           -- Margaret Chase Smith

 

June 25 , 2003:

Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.

           -- Arthur Koestler

 

June 18 , 2003:

They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.

           -- Eric Hoffer

 

June 11 , 2003:

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.

           -- Robert Lewis Stevenson

 

June 4 , 2003:

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.

           -- George Bernard Shaw

 

May 28, 2003:

The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car... a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little.

           -- Ben Sweetland

 

May 21, 2003:

We often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.

           -- Samuel Smiles

 

May14 , 2003:

To an imagination of any scope the most far-reaching form of power is not money, it is the command of ideas.

           -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

May 7 , 2003:

Knowledge is like money: to be of value, it must circulate, and in circulation it can increase in quantity and, hopefully in value.

           -- Louis L'Amour

 

April 30, 2003:

If ever we wish to achieve our full potential as human beings, we must be willing to risk failure over and over and over again. Every single one of the great men and women has been a great failure.

           -- Brian Tracy

 

April 23, 2003:

Individual commitment to a group effort -- that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.

           -- Vince Lombardi

 

April 16, 2003:

If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.

           -- Moshe Dayan (1915 - 1981)

 

April 9, 2003:

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

           -- John F. Kennedy

 

April 2 , 2003:

There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life -- happiness, freedom, and peace of mind -- are always attained by giving them to someone else.

           -- Peyton Conway March

 

March 26 , 2003:

People are capable of doing an awful lot when they have no choice and I had no choice. Courage is when you have choices.

           -- Terry Anderson (after being released as a hostage in 1992)

 

March 19 , 2003:

Peace is not the absence of war; it is a virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence; and justice.

           -- Spinoza

 

March 12 , 2003:

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way... you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.

           -- Aristotle

 

March 5 , 2003:

Everyone tries to define this thing called character. Its not hard. Character is doing what's right when no one is looking.

           -- J.C. Watts

 

February 26 , 2003:

The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances

           -- Martha Washington

 

February 19 , 2003:

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.

           -- Thomas Alva Edison

 

February 12 , 2003:

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

           -- John Quincy Adams

 

February 5 , 2003:

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.

           -- Theodore H. White

 

January 29, 2003:

Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes. It can no longer be of concern to great powers alone. For a nuclear disaster, spread by winds and waters and fear, could well engulf the great and the small, the rich and the poor, the committed and the uncommitted alike. Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.

           -- John F. Kennedy

 

January 22, 2003:

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

           -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

January 15, 2003:

To put the world in right order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.

           -- Confucious

 

January 8 , 2003:

Great minds discuss ideas,

Average minds discuss events,

Small minds discuss people

           -- Admiral Hyman Rickover

 

December 18 , 2002:

As final incentive before giving up a difficult task, try to imagine it successfully accomplished by someone you violently dislike.

           -- Ken Zenios

 

December 11 , 2002:

More important than learning how to recall things, is finding ways to forget things that are cluttering the mind. Before going to sleep at night, empty your consciousness of unwanted things, even as you empty your pockets. Run the contents of your mind through a positive detector. Perhaps you're harboring a sense of guilt for something done or left undone. Whatever comes out "unjustified" or "destructive", let it go. What you have been, is not important. What really counts in your life is what you are reaching for, what you are becoming.

           -- Eric Butterworth

 

December 4 , 2002:

Opportunities do not come with their values stamped upon them. Every one must be challenged. A day dawns, quite like other days; in it a single hour comes quite like other hours; but in that day and in that hour the chance of a lifetime faces us.

           -- Malthie Babcock

 

November 27, 2002:

Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.

           -- E.P. Powell

 

November 20, 2002:

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.

            --Albert Einstein

 

November 13 , 2002:

It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much often succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.

            -- Samuel Smiles

 

November 6 , 2002:

There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.

          -- Plato

 

October 30, 2002:

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.

          -- General Omar Bradley

 

October 23, 2002:

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world — that is the myth of the atomic age — as in being able to remake ourselves.

           -- Mahatma Ghandi

 

October 16, 2002:

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. And in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all.

               -- Socrates

 

October 9, 2002:

In thinking, keep to the simple.

In conflict, be fair and generous.

In governing, don't try and control.

In work, do what you enjoy.

In family, be completely present.

               -- Tao-Te Ching

 

October 2, 2002:

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

               -- Calvin Coolidge

 

September 25, 2002:

Formal learning can teach you a great deal, but many of the essential skills in life are the ones you have to develop on your own.

               -- Lee Iococca

 

September 18, 2002:

Establish a policy of taking all criticism as friendly. Once you insist to yourself that the other person is well-intentioned, you'll get value from legitimate criticism, if there's any there to get, and you won't be bothered by the rest. When you concede a critic's good will, you disarm an attacker and encourage an ally.

               -- Carol O'Connor

 

September 11, 2002:

After Fred Astaire’s first screen test, a 1933 memo from the MGM testing director said, “Can’t act. Slightly bald. Can dance a little” Astaire kept that memo over the fireplace in his Beverly Hills home.

 

September 4, 2002:

I failed in business in 31

I was defeated in the State Legislature in 32

I failed in business again in 33

My Fiancee died in 35

I had a nervous breakdown in 36

I was defeated for Congress in 43

I tried again in 48 and lost

I was defeated in 55 when I ran for Senate

In 56 I tried running for Vice President and lost

In 59, I lost again attempting to run for Senate

In 1860, the man who signs his name A. Lincoln

was elected the 16th President of the United States

 

August 28, 2002:

There are no secrets to success: Don’t waste time looking for them. Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty to those for whom you work and persistence.

                -- General Colin Powell, Secretary of State

 

August 21, 2002:

When I got cut from the varsity team as a sophomore in high school, I learned something. I knew I never wanted to feel that bad again. I never wanted to have that taste in my mouth, that hole in my stomach. So I set a goal of becoming a starter on my high school varsity team.

                -- Michael Jordan, Pro basketball superstar.

 

August 14, 2002:

I was fired by a newspaper for lacking ideas. I also went bankrupt several times. Then in 1955 I built Disneyland.

                -- Walt Disney