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A Man Is No Better

  • A man is no better than that which he leaves behind.

  • Sacha Guitry: When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.

  • Charles Stanley: A man can preach no better than he prays.

  • Martin Luther King, Jr.: 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.

Abraham Hicks

  • It is important to understand that you get what you think about, whether you want it or not. And chronic thoughts about unwanted things invite, or ask for, matching experiences. The Law of Attraction makes it so.

Abraham Heschel (1907-1972)

  • Self-respect is the fruit of discipline.
    Paraphrased: Discipline is the price we must pay for self-respect.

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

  • Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.

  • America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.

  • And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

  • Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.

  • Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?

  • Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.

  • I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.

  • I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist, but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.

  • I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.

  • I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had no where else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.

  • I will prepare and some day my chance will come.

  • If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

  • I'm a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn't have the heart to let him down.

  • It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.

  • I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.

  • Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.

  • My Best Friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read.

  • My concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.

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

  • No man is poor who has a Godly mother.

  • There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes.

  • Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves.

  • Those who look for the bad in people will surely find it.

  • 'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

  • We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.

  • We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the Courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who would pervert the Constitution.

  • Whatever you are, be a good one.

  • When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.

  • Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

  • You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

  • You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
    You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
    You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
    You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
    You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
    You cannot build character and courage by taking away men’s initiative and independence.
    You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.

Abraham H. Maslow

  • Every really new idea looks crazy at first.

Dr. Adam

  • A healthy man has a thousand wishes. An unhealthy man has only one.

Adelle Davis

  • As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself.

Dr. Adrian Rogers (1931 - 2005)

  • You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

Aesop (620-560 B.C.)

  • A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.

  • No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

African Proverb

  • Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.

  • When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.

Agnes de Mille

  • No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.

Agnes Howell (1921-1989)

  • A fool and his money are soon parted.

  • A fool will learn by experience and no other teacher.

  • Always remember to be as a child and never forget how to laugh and play. Learn to be an Adult and work to take care of yourself. Live with an attitude of a Parent by being sensitive and helpful to others.

  • If you put a fool on a horse, he will ride to Hell.

  • If you want to learn about someone's character, play a game of cards with them.

  • Never give advice to anyone. Wise people don't need it, and fools won't listen to it.

  • Try to please everyone and nobody gets pleased. Try to please yourself and you stand a much better chance of accomplishing your goal.

Air Force Pilot (Oct 2004)

  • The three best things in life for a pilot are: a great landing, a great orgasm, and a great bowel movement. Doing a night landing on a carrier allows you to enjoy all three at once.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

  • If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.

  • Imagination is more important than knowledge.

  • Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.

  • Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.

  • Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.

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

  • The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.

  • Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.

  • Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.

  • When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.

Albert Pine

  • What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world is immortal.

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)

  • Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.

  • In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

  • Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.

Aldous Huxley

  • Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.

Alec Bourne

  • It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.

Alexander Tytler - Scottish History Professor at the University of Edinburgh (1770)

  • A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship.

Alistair Cooke

  • A professional is a person who can do his best at a time when he doesn't particularly feel like it.

American Proverb

  • See blessings brighten as they take their flight.

Anais Nin

  • We don't see things as they are. We see things as we are.

Andrea Weisbrod

  • It is always the right time for anything positive!

Andy Warhol

  • Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art. Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.

Andy Webster

  • Our greatest prejudice is against death. It spans age, gender, and race. We spend immeasurable amounts of energy fighting an event that will eventually triumph. Though it is noble not to give in easily, the most alive people I have ever met are those who embrace their death. They love, laugh, and live more fully.

Anne Frank

  • Whoever is happy will make others happy too. He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery.

Anne Rice

  • There is one purpose to life and one only: to bear witness to and understand as much as possible of the complexity of the world - its beauty, its mysteries, its riddles. The more you understand, the more you look, the greater is your enjoyment of life and your sense of peace. That's all there is to it.

Anne Sexton

  • It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.

Anthony Robbins

  • I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life's greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.

  • The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.

Aristotle (384BC - 322BC)

  • All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.

  • Anybody can become angry — that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way — that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.

  • Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.

  • Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny.

  • Happiness depends upon ourselves.

  • Happiness is the good actions that need no further explanations because the reasons are in the attitude.

  • If we are the play things of the gods, then let us live our lives as play.

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

  • Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

  • Learning is not child's play; we cannot learn without pain.

  • Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.

  • The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

  • Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.

  • To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.

  • Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.

  • Tyranny: In book 5 of "The Politics", Aristotle claims that there exists two different and completely opposed ways of maintaining tyranny: “Either it can be done through a reign of open terror and oppression, or through the cloaking of tyranny as a virtuous form of kingship, understood as one man's rule exercised according to the principles of justice and the common good.”

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

  • We make war that we may live in peace.

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

Arlene Blum

  • As long as you believe what you’re doing is meaningful, you can cut through fear and exhaustion and take the next step.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.

Arthur Clarke

  • The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.

Ben Carson

  • We've distorted things to the point where people believe that anyone who opposes mothers killing their babies is waging a war on women. How can we be so foolish to believe such a thing? One must be able to recognize the depravity to which we have sunken as a society when valuing a baby's life is frowned upon.

Ben Stein

  • Fathom the odd hypocrisy that Obama wants every citizen to prove they are insured, but people don't have to prove they are citizens.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

  • A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved. It is in the region of ignorance that tyranny begins.

  • He that is good at making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

  • If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself.

  • Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.

  • They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.

  • Well done is better than well said.

  • We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.
    (At the signing of the Declaration of Independence)

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) British philosopher, mathematician, and writer

  • A life without adventure is likely to be unsatisfying, but a life in which adventure is allowed to take whatever form it will is sure to be short.

  • A sense of duty is useful in work but offensive in personal relations.

  • Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

  • Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.

  • The degree of one's emotions varies inversely with one's knowledge of the facts: the less you know the hotter you get.

  • War does not determine who is right - only who is left.

  • We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.

Beth Weinstock

  • The greatest regret is love unexpressed.

Beverly Sills

  • You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.

B.F. Skinner - Learning Behaviorist

  • The more a teacher teaches, the less a student learns.

Billy Crystal

  • By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's too old to go anywhere.

Bill Gates

  • Only when America proves that capitalism can cure social ills wihin its own borders should it look to prove so abroad. (Time Magazine - August 25, 2008 - Page 6)

B.K.S. Lyengar

  • Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind, and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.

Bob Dylan

  • A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.

Bob Ettinger

  • Relationships are hard. It's like a full time job, and we should treat it like one. If your boyfriend or girlfriend wants to leave you, they should give you two weeks' notice. There should be severance pay, and before they leave you, they should have to find you a temp.

Bolivian Proverb

  • A quarrel is like buttermilk, the more you stir it, the more sour it grows.

Bono - U2 Band

  • Religion is what you are left with after the Holy Spirit has left the building.

Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)

  • Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.

Boyd K. Packer

  • When people are able but unwilling to take care of themselves, we are responsible to employ the dictum of the Lord that the Idler shall not eat the bread of the Laborer.

Brian Tracy

  • Do what you love to do and commit yourself to doing it in an excellent fashion.

  • If you don’t set goals for yourself, you are doomed to work to achieve the goals of someone else.

  • I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.

  • Set peace of mind as your highest goal and organize your entire life around it.

  • Worry is negative goal setting.

Bruce Northam

  • The moment you commit to a trip, there begins the search for adventure.


  • Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.

  • The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.

  • The source of all pain is attachment.

  • Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

Buddhist Monk (Vietnam) Thich Nhat Hanh

  • Someone who discriminates against you, because of your race or the color of your skin or your sexual orientation, is ignorant. He doesn’t know his own ground of being. He doesn’t realize that we all share the same ground of being; that is why he can discriminate against you. Someone who discriminates against others and causes them to suffer is someone who is not happy with himself. Once you’ve touched the depth and the nature of your ground of being, you’ll be equipped with the kind of understanding that can give rise to compassion and tolerance, and you will be capable of forgiving even those who discriminate against you. Don’t believe that relief or justice will come through society alone. True emancipation lies in your capacity to look deeply.
    To discriminate against a gay or lesbian, is to discriminate against God.
    True religion is about compassion and love, not bigotry, discrimination and hate. Namaste.

Buddy Hackett

  • Don't carry a grudge. While you're carrying the grudge, the other guy's out dancing.

Carpe Diem Sayings

  • Abraham Lincoln - And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.

  • Adam Marshall - You only live once; but if you live it right, once is enough.

  • Allen Saunders, 1957 - Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.

  • Andrea Boydston - If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance.

  • Annie Dillard - Spend the afternoon. You can't take it with you.

  • Annie Dillard, The Writing Life - How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

  • Art Buchwald - Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got.

  • Arthur Miller, After the Fall, 1964 - The word "now" is like a bomb through the window, and it ticks.

  • Author Unknown
    'Tis better to buy a small bouquet
    And give to your friend this very day,
    Than a bushel of roses white and red
    To lay on his coffin after he's dead.

  • Author Unknown - Don't ever save anything for a special occasion. Being alive is the special occasion.

  • Author Unknown - Every day is an opportunity to make a new happy ending.

  • Author Unknown, From a television commercial - When your life flashes before your eyes, make sure you've got plenty to watch.

  • Author Unknown - Is there life before death?

  • Author Unknown - Later never exists.

  • Author Unknown - Present your family and friends with their eulogies now - they won't be able to hear how much you love them and appreciate them from inside the coffin.

  • Author unknown - Sometimes attributed to W.M. Lewis - The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.

  • Author Unknown - Warning: Dates in Calendar are closer than they appear.

  • Ben Irwin - Most of us spend our lives as if we had another one in the bank.

  • Benjamin Franklin - Lost time is never found again.

  • Benjamin Franklin - You may delay, but time will not.

  • Bernard Berenson - I would I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.

  • Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes - There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.

  • Braveheart - Every man dies. Not every man really lives.

  • Charles Baudelaire, "Enivrez-vous," Paris Spleen, 1869 - Now is the time to get drunk! To stop being the martyred slaves of time, to get absolutely drunk - on wine, poetry, or on virtue, as you please.

  • Charles Buxton - You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.

  • Charles Cowden Clarke - No! no arresting the vast wheel of time, That round and round still turns with onward might.

  • Charles Richards - Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.

  • Chinese Proverb - Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think.

  • Christian Furchtegott Gellert - Live as you will wish to have lived when you are dying.

  • David Brin - Why must conversions always come so late? Why do people always apologize to corpses?

  • Diane Ackerman - I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.

  • Dion Boucicault - Men talk of killing time, while time quietly kills them.

  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher - If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks' vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days.

  • Dr. Seuss
    How did it get so late so soon?
    It's night before it's afternoon.
    December is here before it's June.
    My goodness how the time has flewn.
    How did it get so late so soon?

  • Dr. Seuss - Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite. Or waiting around for Friday night or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil or a better break or a string of pearls or a pair of pants or a wig with curls or another chance. Everyone is just waiting.

  • E. Knight - Waste not the smallest thing created, for grains of sand make mountains, and atomies infinity. Waste not the smallest time in imbecile infirmity, for well thou knowest that seconds form eternity.

  • Edmund Wilson - If I could only remember that the days were, not bricks to be laid row on row, to be built into a solid house, where one might dwell in safety and peace, but only food for the fires of the heart.

  • E.E. Cummings - Though love be a day and life be nothing, it shall not stop kissing.

  • Elbert Hubbard - Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

  • Emily Dickinson - That it will never come again, Is what makes life so sweet.

  • Erika Harris, lifeblazing.com - I'm less interested in why we're here. I'm wholly devoted to while we're here.

  • Fr. Alfred D'Souza - For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.

  • Francis Bacon, Essays - A man that is young in years may be old in hours, if he has lost no time.

  • Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human - When one has a great deal to put into it a day has a hundred pockets.

  • George Bernard Shaw - Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself.

  • George F. Will - The future has a way of arriving unannounced.

  • George M. Adams - We cannot waste time. We can only waste ourselves.

  • George MacDonald - We die daily. Happy those who daily come to life as well.

  • George Santayana, "War Shrines," Soliloquies in England and Later Soliloquies, 1922 - There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.

  • Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas, Divine Weeks and Works, 1578 - Who well lives, long lives; for this age of ours should not be numbered by years, days, and hours.

  • Hamilton - The question for each man is not what he would do if he had the means, time, influence, and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has.

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe, Little Foxes, 1865 - The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and for deeds left undone.

  • Hazel Lee - I held a moment in my hand, brilliant as a star, fragile as a flower, a tiny sliver of one hour. I dripped it carelessly, Ah! I didn't know, I held opportunity.

  • Hector Berlioz - Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.

  • Helen Rowland - The follies which a man regrets most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity.

  • Henry Austin Dobso - Time goes, you say? Ah no!Alas, Time stays, we go.

  • Henry David Thoreau, "Economy," Walden, 1854 - As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.

  • Henry David Thoreau - Only that day dawns to which we are awake.

  • Henry James - I think I don't regret a single 'excess' of my responsive youth - I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace.

  • H.H. "Breaker" Morant - Live every day as if it were your last and then some day you'll be right.

  • Henry S. Haskins - Many a man gets weary of clamping down on his rough impulses, which if given occasional release would encourage the living of life with salt in it, in place of dust.

  • Horace - Remember you must die whether you sit about moping all day long or whether on feast days you stretch out in a green field, happy with a bottle of Falernian from your innermost cellar.

  • Indian Saying - When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.

  • J. Furniss, Tracts for Spiritual Reading - Never forget that you must die; that death will come sooner than you expect... God has written the letters of death upon your hands. In the inside of your hands you will see the letters M.M. It means "Memento Mori" - remember you must die.

  • Jack London - The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.

  • James Dean - Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.

  • James Montgomery, To-day
    To-morrow - oh, 'twill never be,
    If we should live a thousand years!
    Our time is all to-day, to-day,
    The same, though changed; and while it flies
    With still small voice the moments say:
    "To-day, to-day, be wise, be wise."

  • Japanese Proverb - We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.

  • Jean Cocteau - Here I am trying to live, or rather, I am trying to teach the death within me how to live.

  • Jean de la Bruyère - There are but three events in a man's life: birth, life, and death. He is not conscious of being born, he dies in pain, and he forgets to live.

  • Jean de La Bruyère - Those who make the worst use of their time are the first to complain of its shortness.

  • Jean Paul Sartre, Situations, 1939 - We do not do what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact.

  • Jim Elliot - When it comes time to die, make sure all you got to do is die.

  • Joaquin Miller - There are many To-morrows, my Love, my Love, There is only one To-day.

  • Joan Baez - You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.

  • Johann von Goethe - Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.

  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Every second is of infinite value.

  • John Burroughs - I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see.

  • John Greenleaf Whittier - All the windows of my heart I open to the day.

  • John Henry Cardinal Newman - Fear not that life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.

  • John Howe - What a folly to dread the thought of throwing away life at once, and yet have no regard to throwing it away by parcels and piecemeal.

  • Jonathan Swift - May you live all the days of your life.

  • Jonathan Swift - Time is painted with a lock before, and bald behind, signifying thereby that we must take time by the forelock; for, when it is once past, there is no recalling it.

  • Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. - Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it. If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing information.

  • Larry McMurtry, Some Can Whistle - If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.

  • Lord Byron - When one subtracts from life infancy (which is vegetation), sleep, eating and swilling, buttoning and unbuttoning - how much remains of downright existence? The summer of a dormouse.

  • Lord Chesterfield - The value of moments, when cast up, is immense, if well employed; if thrown away, their loss is irrevocable.

  • Marcel Proust, The Past Recaptured, 1927 - In theory one is aware that the earth revolves, but in practice one does not perceive it, the ground upon which one treads seems not to move, and one can live undisturbed. So it is with Time in one's life.

  • Margaret Fuller - Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.

  • Mark Twain - Let us endeavor to live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.

  • Mark Twain - The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.

  • Martin H. Fischer - Expect an early death - it will keep you busier.

  • Maurice Maeterlinck, Wisdom and Destiny, 1901, translated by Alfred Sutro - When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.

  • Michael Leboeuf - Waste your money and you're only out of money, but waste your time and you've lost a part of your life.

  • Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960 - Every day of our lives we are on the verge of making those slight changes that would make all the difference.

  • Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 - Fields can lie fallow, but we can't; we have less time.

  • Monica Baldwin - The moment when you first wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. No matter how weary or dreary you may feel, you possess the certainty that, during the day that lies before you, absolutely anything may happen. And the fact that it practically always doesn't, matters not a jot. The possibility is always there.

  • Movie: Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop to look around once in a while you could miss it.

  • Nicolas de Chamfort - Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.

  • Norman Douglas - Why always "not yet"? Do flowers in spring say "not yet"?

  • Oliver Wendell Holmes - Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.

  • Phillip Pulfrey, from Beyond Me, www.originals.net
    Time is like the wind
    That comes in the morning
    With a barely palpable caress of the cheek
    Rising to a comfortable caress
    In its measured passage of the day
    Until it rises a sudden gale
    Revealing the irrevocability of its power
    Trembling our browning leaves
    And blowing them to our finality.

  • Rabindranath Tagore - The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson - So much of our time is preparation, so much is routine, and so much retrospect, that the path of each man's genius contracts itself to a very few hours.

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson - We are always getting ready to live but never living.

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson - Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until he knows that every day is Doomsday.

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson - What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half an hour.

  • Righteous Brothers, "Rock & Roll Heaven" - If you believe in forever, then life is just a one-night stand.

  • Robert Brault - Life is short, God's way of encouraging a bit of focus.

  • Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com - The more side roads you stop to explore, the less likely that life will pass you by.

  • Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com - Why be saddled with this thing called life expectancy? Of what relevance to an individual is such a statistic? Am I to concern myself with an allotment of days I never had and was never promised? Must I check off each day of my life as if I am subtracting from this imaginary hoard? No, on the contrary, I will add each day of my life to my treasure of days lived. And with each day, my treasure will grow, not diminish.

  • Robert Herrick
    Gather ye rose-buds while ye may;
    Old Time is still a-flying;
    And this same flower that smiles today,
    Tomorrow will be dying.

  • Robert Southwell
    Time wears all his locks before;
    Take thy hold upon his forehead;
    When he flies, he turns no more,
    And behind his scalp is naked.

  • Rowland Watkyns
    Our time consumes like smoke, and posts away;
    Nor can we treasure up a month or day:
    The sand within the transitory glass
    Doth haste, and so our silent minutes pass.

  • Russell Baker - Life is always walking up to us and saying, "Come on in, the living's fine," and what do we do? Back off and take its picture.

  • Ruth Ann Schabacker - Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.

  • Ruth E. Renkl - You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.

  • Samuel Johnson
    Catch, then, oh catch the transient hour;
    Improve each moment as it flies!
    Life's a short summer, man a flower;
    He dies - alas! how soon he dies!

  • Samuel Johnson - Life is not long, and too much of it must not pass in idle deliberation how it shall be spent.

  • Samuel Johnson - When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.

  • Seneca, De Ira - Life, if well lived, is long enough.

  • Scottish Proverb - Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead.

  • Spanish Proverb - No man is quick enough to enjoy life to the full.

  • Stephen Levine - If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?

  • Stephen Vincent Benét - Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.

  • Sydney J. Harris - Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

  • Sydney Smith - He has spent all his life in letting down empty buckets into empty wells; and he is frittering away his age in trying to draw them up again.

  • Tagore - I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument, while the song I came to sing remains unsung.

  • Thomas Lux - I have died so little today, friend, forgive me.

  • Tillie Olsen, Tell Me a Riddle - The clock talked loud. I threw it away, it scared me what it talked.

  • Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister - There are a million ways to lose a work day, but not even a single way to get one back.

  • Vin Scully - It's a mere moment in a man's life between an All-Star Game and an Old-timers' Game.

  • Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro), Minor Poems, Copa - Death twitches my ear. "Live," he says, "I am coming."

  • Walter Scott - To always be intending to live a new life, but never find time to set about it - this is as if a man should put off eating and drinking from one day to another till he be starved and destroyed.

  • Wayne Dyer - Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.

  • William Habington - Time! where didst thou those years inter Which I have seene decease?

  • William Hazlitt, On the Love of Life, 1815 - Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain.

  • William James - To change one's life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.

  • William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, 1600 - Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.

  • William Shakespeare - I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.

  • William Sharp - The swift years slip and slide adown the steep; The slow years pass; neither will come again.

  • Zachary Scott - As you grow older, you'll find the only things you regret are the things you didn't do.

Cecil B. DeMille

  • A man is no better than that which he leaves behind.

  • God gave us free agency, and then gave us the commandments to keep us free.

  • Our modern world defined God as a 'religious complex' and laughed at the Ten Commandments as OLD FASHIONED. Then, through the laughter came the shattering thunder of the World War. And now a blood-drenched, bitter world -- no longer laughing -- cries for a way out. It existed before it was engraven upon Tablets of Stone. It will exist when stone has crumbled. The Ten Commandments are not rules to obey as a personal favor to God. They are the fundamental principles without which mankind cannot live together. The are not laws -- they are The Law.

Celtic Saying

  • When God made time, He made enough of it.

Charles Austin Beard (1874-1948)

  • You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.

Charles Dana (1819-1897)

  • Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole truth, or the only truth.

Charles Darwin (1848-1925)

  • In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not the man to whom the idea first occurs.

  • It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

Charles DeGaulle (1890-1970)

  • Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.

Charles Dickens

  • Reflect on your present blessings--of which every man has many--not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900)

  • The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.

Charles M. de Talleyrand

  • Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts.

Charles F. Kettering

  • You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere.

Charles Louis de Secondat / Baron de Montesquieu (1689-1755)

  • Civility buys everything and costs nothing.

Charles Schwab

  • Don’t limit investing to the financial world. Invest something of yourself, and you will be richly rewarded.

Charles Spurgeon

  • It is not now much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.

Che Guevara

  • When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.

Chester L. Karrass

  • In business as in life, you don’t get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.

Chief Joseph

  • It doesn't take many words to speak the truth.

Chinese Proverbs

  • Be not afraid of going slowly; be only afraid of standing still.

  • If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.
    If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.
    If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.
    If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.

  • I tell my hands to rise and they lift towards the sky. I tell my feet to walk and they move me forward. I tell my mind to be at peace and it laughs at me.

  • People in the West are always getting ready to live.

  • The palest ink is better than the sharpest memory.

  • To exercise the body is to purify the soul.

  • When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.

C. J. Woods

  • The best things in life are not things.

Marcus Tullius Cicero (55BC)

  • If the nation doesn't want to go bankrupt, people must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance. (55BC)

  • Peace is liberty in tranquility.

  • The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance.

Clarence Darrow (1857-1938)

  • When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President. Now I'm beginning to believe it.


  • Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fall.

Christian Quotes

  • A woman's heart should be so hidden in Christ, that a man should have to seek Him first, to find her.

Christopher Reeve

  • At first our dreams seem impossible, then they seem improbable, but when we summon the will, they become inevitable.

Clarence Daryl

  • The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents, the last half is ruined by our children.

Coach Bobbi

  • Your perception of me is a reflection of you; My reaction to you is an awareness of me.


  • The Master said, “A true gentleman is one who has set his heart upon the Way. A fellow who is ashamed merely of shabby clothing or modest meals is not even worth conversing with.

Corrie Ten Boom

  • Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, it empties today of its strength.

Cory Booker

  • Before you speak to me about your religion, first show it to me in how you treat other people; before you tell me how much you love your God, show me in how much you love all His children; before you preach to me of your passion for your faith, teach me about it through your compassion for your neighbors. In the end, I'm not as interested in what you have to tell or sell as I am in how you choose to live and give.

C.S. Lewis

  • Don't let your happiness depend on something you may lose.

  • God, who foresaw your tribulation, has specially formed you to go through it, not without pain but without stain.

  • There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.

Dakota Proverb

  • We will be known by the tracks we leave behind.

Dalia Lama

  • It is more useful to be aware of a single weakness in oneself than to be aware of a thousand weaknesses in someone else.

Dale Carnegie

  • I shall pass this way but once, any good, therefore, that i can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.

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

Dan MacFarlane (Facebook Skateboarder)

  • Create the things you wish existed.

Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.

Danny Kaye

  • Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.

Dave Barry

  • If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there is a man on base.

David Hume

  • No man ever threw away a life while it was worth keeping.

David Livingstone

  • I will go anywhere, as long as it is forward.

David Sisler

  • When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle. (See also: Edmund Burke)

Deepak Choprah

  • Be less attached to winning and more attached to the truth.

  • When you are the most emotional about any issue, assume that you are blinding yourself. An open mind is calm, centered, flexible, and tolerant of opposing views.

Deloy Pierce (Taylorsville Senior Center 2014)

  • A cynic is an optimist who has bled to death.

Dick Morris - Political commentator for Fox News

  • He observed the four leading GOP presidential contenders for 2008:
    John McCain, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Rudy Giuliani.
    He noted: The only one of these guys who hasn't had multiple wives is the Mormon.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)

  • Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.

Dolly Parton

  • We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust our sails.

Dr. Phil

  • What I fear, I create.

Donald Kennedy

  • A lot of disappointed people have been left standing on the street corner waiting for the bus marked Perfection.

Dorothy Thompson

  • Of all forms of government and society, those of free men and women are in many respects the most brittle. They give the fullest freedom for activities of private persons and groups who often identify their own interests, essentially selfish, with the general welfare.

Douglas MacArthur

  • No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.

Douglas Pagels

  • Some of the secret joys of living are not found by rushing from point A to point B, but by inventing some imaginary letters along the way.

Dr. Seuss (1904-1991)

  • Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.

  • Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way.

  • You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

Duke Ellington

  • A problem is a chance for you to do your best.

Dwight Eisenhower (Five-star General)

  • In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

  • We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.

Earl Nightingale

  • If the average person realized the power he wields over his life and destiny, he would live in a perpetual state of wonder and thanksgiving.

  • People with goals succeed because they know where they are going…It’s as simple as that.

Earl Warren (1891-1974)

  • Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for.

Eartha Kitt

  • I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.

E. H. Harriman

  • It is never safe to look into the future with eyes of fear.

Ed Furgol

  • My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying.

Ed Nadalin

  • I've considered myself a loner when it comes to reasoning things out through my life and trying to figure things out through a unique process that I can call my own, but I have never been alone when it comes to enjoying everything once I figure it out; and friends are the important pieces from the puzzle of life that are rewarding.

  • Every increment in the time of our lives is gaining on the inevitable moment when we say to ourselves that we have wasted too much time in a vacuum of our own egocentricity..... it's time to reach out and share the intensity of our deepest emotions of peace and love to make our lives more meaningful and graceful in the transition to the unknown...

  • Love can be unknown until you receive the pain it can deliver when you lose it.

Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

  • Ambition can creep as well as soar.

  • Our patience will achieve more than our force.

  • The hottest fires in hell are reserved for those who remain neutral in times of moral crisis.
    Also - Dante: The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.

  • The only thing necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing. (See also: David Sisler)
    Also: All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing.

Edward Abbey, The Journey Home: Some Words in Defense of the American West

  • Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.

Edward Bulwer Lytton

  • To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says: "Leave no stone unturned.

Edward Stanley

  • Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness.

Edwin Way Teale

  • Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves.

Elbert Hubbard

  • The teacher is one who makes two ideas grow where only one grew before.

Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Life has to be lived. That’s all there is to it.

  • No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Ellen O'Neal Deason

  • The mind is energy. Regulate it.

  • Where there is love, there is no question.

Elizabeth Harrison

  • Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.

Elmer Davis (1890-1958)

  • The first and great commandment is: "Don't let them scare you."

Elvis Presley

  • Values are like fingerprints. Nobody's are the same, but you leave 'em all over everything you do.

Emerson Andrews

  • Happiness, it is said, is seldom found by those who seek it, and never by those who seek it for themselves.

English Proverb

  • Use soft words and hard arguments.

Erastus Wiman

  • Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of pleasures, costs nothing, and conveys much.

Eric (Neighbor)

  • A Garage is the Colon of the House; it's where you keep all your crap.

Ernest Hemingway

  • Never confuse movement with action.

Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863)

  • Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.


  • When one with honeyed words but evil mind persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.

Eva Gabor

  • Love is a game that two can play and both can win.

Evan Esar

  • Don't hesitate to go out on a limb sometimes -- after all, that's where the fruit is.

Evelyn Cameron

  • I wish I could live a life worth looking back upon.

Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966)

  • Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.

Ezra T. Benson

  • Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right.

Fighter Pilots

  • Cold, steely eyed, weapons systems managers who kill bad people and break things. However, they can also be very charming and personable. The average Fighter Pilot, despite sometimes having a swaggering exterior, is very much capable of such feelings as love, affection, intimacy and caring. These feelings just don't involve anyone else.

Firearms Quotes

  • 911 - government sponsored Dial-a-Prayer.

  • A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.

  • An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.

  • Assault is a behavior, not a device.

  • Colt: The original point and click interface.

  • Criminals love gun control -- it makes their jobs safer.

  • Enforce the "gun control laws" we ALREADY have, don't make more.

  • Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.

  • Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.

  • Guns only have two enemies; rust and politicians.

  • If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson.

  • If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.

  • If you don't know your rights you don't have any.

  • Know guns, know peace, know safety. No guns, no peace, no safety.

  • Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to control them.

  • The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.

  • The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.

  • Thomas Jefferson: Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.

  • Those who trade liberty for security have neither.

  • What part of "shall not be infringed" do you not understand?

  • When you remove the people's right to bear arms, you create slaves.

  • You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.

  • You only have the rights you are willing to fight for.

Francis Bacon

  • A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Sir Francis Darwin (1848-1925)

  • In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not the man to whom the idea first occurs.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld   -   Author, Paris, France, Born: September 15, 1613, Died: March 17, 1680

  • Hypocrisy is a tribute vice pays to virtue.

Frank Duff

  • It is amazing how much crisper the general experience of life becomes when your body is given a chance to develop a little strength.

Frank Zappa

  • The United States is a nation of laws, badly written and randomly enforced.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945)

  • The only limit to our realiziation of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.

  • The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

  • Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable.

  • To reach a port, we must sail - sail, not at anchor - sail, not drift.

  • We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

Frederick Bastiat (1801-1850)

  • Now, legal plunder can be committed in an infinite number of ways. Thus we have an infinite number of plans for organizing it: tariffs, protection, benefits, subsidies, encouragements, progressive taxation, public schools, guaranteed jobs, guaranteed profits, minimum wages, a right to relief, a right to the tools of labor, free credit, and so on, and so on. All these plans as a whole—with their common aim of legal plunder— constitute socialism.

Friedrich Ludwig Jahn (August 11, 1778 – October 15, 1852) was a German gymnastics educator and nationalist.

  • The secret of living in peace with all people lies in the art of understanding each one by his own individuality.

Friedrich Nietzche

  • No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

  • Whenever I climb, I am followed by a dog named Ego.

G.C. Lichtenberg

  • Most subjects at universities are taught for no other purpose than that they may be retaught when the students become teachers.

G.K. Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

  • It is not bigotry to be certain we are right; but it is bigotry to be unable to imagine how we might possibly have gone wrong.

Galileo Galileo (1564-1642)

  • All truths are easy to undersatand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.

  • Mathematics is the language in which God has written the universe.

  • You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.


  • Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

  • You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

G. K. Chesterton

  • An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered.

Genghis Khan

  • I am the punishment of God...If you had not committed great sins, God would not have sent a punishment like me upon you.

  • If my body dies, let my body die, but do not let my country die.

  • It is not sufficient that I succeed - all others must fail.

  • The greatest happiness is to scatter your enemy, to drive him before you, to see his cities reduced to ashes, to see those who love him shrouded in tears, and to gather into your bosom his wives and daughters.

  • With Heaven's aid I have conquered for you a huge empire. But my life was too short to achieve the conquest of the world. That task is left for you.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

  • Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.

  • He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.

  • The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.

  • Liberty means responsibility.

  • People do not become great by doing great things; they do great things because they are great.

  • What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.

George Carlin

  • If you can't beat them, arrange to have them beaten.

  • Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Georges Clemenceau

  • A man’s life is interesting primarily when he had failed for it’s a sign that he had tried to surpass himself.

George Herbert (1593-1633)

  • The best mirror is an old friend.

George Orwell

  • He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.

  • The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.

George S. Patton

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

  • It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.

George Santayana (1863–1952, Philosopher, Essayist, Poet and Novelist)

  • Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

George Washington (1732-1799)

  • A primary object…should be the education of our youth in the science of government. In a republic, what species of knowledge can be equally important? And what duty more pressing…than…communicating it to those who are to be the future guardians of the liberties of the country?

  • It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.

  • Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!

Gloria Steinem

  • A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.

Groucho Marx

  • Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.

    Gun Ownership

  • Montana Citizen: Hand guns are the last resort to get you back to where your rifle is.

H.G. Wells

  • The military mind is by necessity dull and unimaginaive.

Harper Lee “To Kill A Mockingbird”

  • The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.

Health Quotes

  • Adelle Davis
    As I see it, every day you do one of two things; build health or produce disease in yourself.

  • Aesop
    A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.

  • B.K.S. lyengar
    Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind, and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.

  • Douglas Pagels
    Some of the secret joys of living are not found by rushing from point A to point B, but by inventing some imaginary letters along the way.

  • Edward Stanley
    Those who think they have no time for bodily exercise will sooner of later have to find time for illness.

  • Frank Duff
    It is amazing how much crisper the general experience of life becomes when your body is given a chance to develop a little strength.

  • Henry David Thoreau
    Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourslef to the influences of each.

  • Hippocrates
    Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can cure the patient with food.

  • Horace Friess
    All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within.

  • Joseph Addison
    Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.

  • Margaret Lee Runbeck
    Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty ... a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be seen again.

Helen Keller (1880-1968)

  • Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

  • Defeat is simply a signal to press onward.

  • Everything has its wonder, even darkness and silence, and I learn whatever state I am in, therein to be content.

  • Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.

  • Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.

  • The most beautiful things in life cannot be seen or even touched, but felt within the heart.

  • We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.

Henny Youngman

  • What's the use of happiness? It can't buy you money.

Henry Brooks Adams

  • A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

Henry David Thoreau

  • If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.

  • It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

  • Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.

Henry Ford

  • Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him; better take a closer look at the American Indian.

  • Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

Henry Kissinger

  • A problem ignored is a crisis invited.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we would find in each person's story enough suffering and sorrow there to disarm all hostilities.

  • Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear.

Henry Ward Beecher

  • Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.

Heraclitus (535-475 B.C.)

  • Learning of many things does not teach intelligence.

Herbert Henry Asquith (1852-1928)

  • Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.

Herm Albright

  • A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

Herman Hesse

  • If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn’t part of ourselves doesn’t disturb us.


  • Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can cure the patient with food.

H.L. Mencken (born 1880 - died 1956)
Journalist, satirist, critic -- and a Democrat.

  • He wrote this editorial while working for the Baltimore Evening Sun. It appeared in the July 26, 1920 edition:
    "As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron."

Horace - Latin Poet - 30 B.C.

  • Happy the man who far from schemes of business, like the early generations of mankind, works his ancestral acres, with oxen of his own breeding, from all usury free.

Horace Friess

  • All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within.

Horace Mann

  • Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.

Horatio Greenough (American Sculptor - 1852)

  • Form follows function is a principle associated with modern architecture and industrial design in the 20th century. The principle is that the shape of a building or object should be primarily based upon its intended function or purpose.

Hubert H. Humphrey

  • The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.

Hugo DeGroot (1583-1645)

  • Ignorance of certain subjects is a great part of wisdom.

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)

  • Science is organised knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.

Indira Gandhi (1917-1984)

  • You must be still in the midst of activity, and be vibrantly alive in repose.

Irish Proverb

  • The stars make no noise.

Italian Proverb

  • He who lives by hope will die by hunger.

Ivy Baker Priest

  • The world is round and the place which may seem like the end, may also be the beginning.

Izaak Walton (1593-1683)

  • God has two dwellings: one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.

Jamaican Proverb

  • A clear conscience sleeps during thunder.

James Baldwin

  • Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.

James M. Barrie

  • Life is a long lesson in humility.

  • The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.

James Dale Davidson, National Taxpayers Union

  • When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.

James A. Michener

  • An age is called Dark, not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.

James D. Miles

  • You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.

James Joyce

  • Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Janwillem van de Wetering

  • Greed is a fat demon with a small mouth and whatever you feed it is never enough.

Jane Curtain

  • I can't have children. Nothing physically wrong, I just hate them.

J. I. Packer

  • Disregard the study of God, and you sentence yourself to stumble and blunder through life blindfolded, as it were, with no sense of direction and no understanding of what surrounds you. This way you can waste your life and lose your soul.

Japanese Proverbs

  • Beginning is easy. Continuing is hard.

  • He who would go a hundred miles should consider ninety-nine as halfway.

  • We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.

Jay Leno

  • With hurricanes, tornadoes, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?

Jean DeLa Fontaine (1621-1695)

  • By the work one knows the workmen.

Jerome Salinger

  • You cannot stop loving your friend because they are dead, especially if they were better than anyone alive, you know.

Jesse Joseph

  • Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want different result, make a different choice.

  • Sometimes it's not the people who change, it's the mask that falls off.

  • The past is where you learned the lesson. The future is where you apply the lesson. Don't give up in the middle.

Jim Elliot (October 8, 1927 – January 8, 1956) was an evangelical Christian missionary to Ecuador who, along with four others, was killed while attempting to evangelize the Waodani people through efforts known as Operation Auca.

  • Wherever you are - be all there.

Jim Goodrich Skateboard Photographer

  • I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.

Jim Howell (Oct 2004)

  • Man does not live by being bred alone.

  • The one who loves the most, loses in the relationship.

  • Time wounds all heals.

  • With great power, comes great electric bills.

Jim Rohn

  • Your personal philosophy is the greatest determining factor in how your life will turn out.

  • Accuracy builds credibility.

  • Don't wish it was easier; wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems; wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges; wish for more wisdom.

  • How long should you try? Until.

  • If you don’t like how things are, change it!

  • Indecision is the thief of opportunity.

  • Pay attention. Don’t just stagger through the day.

  • Success is a study of the obvious. Everyone should take Obvious I and Obvious II in school.

Jimmy Dean

  • I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.

Joey Adams

  • May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions.

Johann von Neumann

  • In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

John Adams

  • A Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.

  • Here every private person is authorized to arm himself, and on the strength of this authority, I do not deny the inhabitants had a right to arm themselves at that time, for their defense, not for offence.
    As defense attorney for the British soldiers on trial for the Boston Massacre.

  • In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress.

  • Our Constitution is made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

  • Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that ever I took half the pains to preserve it.

  • There Are Two Ways To Enslave A Country. One Is By The Sword. The Other Is By Debt. (1826)

  • We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

John Ciardi

  • An ulcer is an unkissed imagination taking its revenge for having been jilted. It is an undanced dance, an unpainted watercolor, an unwritten poem.

John Cotton Dana

  • Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.

John W. Daniel (June 28, 1883) Oration at the Dedication of the Robert E. Lee Memorial in Lexington

  • The highest attributes of human nature are not disclosed in action, but in self-restraint and repose. In action there is stimulus of excited physical faculties and of the moving passions - but in the composure of the calm mind that quietly devotes itself to hard life work - putting aside temptations - contemplating and rising superior to all surrounding of adversity, suffering, danger and death, man is revealed in his highest manifestation. Then, and then alone, he seems to have redeemed his fallen state, and to be recreated in God's image. At the bottom of all true heroism is unselfishness. It's crowning expression is sacrifice. The world is suspicious of vaunted (boast, brag) heroes. They are easily manufactured.

John F. Kennedy

  • And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you--ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.

  • Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.

  • John Kennedy once said to a assembled group of scholars in the White House:
    I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.

  • Let every Nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardships, support any friend, oppose any foe to ensure the survival and success of liberty. This much we pledge.

  • Our fears must never hold us back from pursuing our hopes.

  • Today we need a nation of minute men; men who are not only prepared to take up arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as a basic purpose of their daily life. (1961)

John Lubbock

  • What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

John Lucero

  • My knees are ruined. My back is blown out. I have a hard time walking. I'm going to have a hard time getting up out of this chair in a second, and it's all because of skateboarding. And it feels so good. It feels so good to know that you're a skateboarder and that's it.

John Maxwell

  • Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker.

John Milton (Author of Paradise Lost)

John Milton (December 9, 1608 – November 8, 1674) was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost (1667), written in blank verse.

  • A mind not to be changed by place or time. The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heav'n of hell, a hell of heav'n.

  • Awake, arise or be for ever fall’n.

  • Better to reign in Hell, than to serve in Heaven.

  • For so I created them free and free they must remain.

  • Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.

  • Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light.

  • Never can true reconcilement grow where wounds of deadly hate have pierced so deep...

  • The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven...

  • What needs my Shakespeare for his honoured bones,
    The labor of an age in pilèd stones,
    Or that his hallowed relics should be hid
    Under a star-y-pointing pyramid?
    Dear son of memory, great heir of fame,
    What need'st thou such weak witness of thy name?

  • Yet he who reigns within himself, and rules passions, desires, and fears, is more a king.

John Petit-Senn

  • Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.

John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)

  • One person with a belief is equal to a force of 99 who have only interests.

John Wayne

  • Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.

John Wooden

  • Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

  • Things turn out for the best, for people who make the best of the way things turn out.

Joseph Addison

  • Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body.

Josh Billings

  • Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.

Joyce Meyer - Battlefield of the Mind

  • Many people have a wishbone, but no backbone.

  • There is no such thing as peace without opposition.

Julia Cameron

  • Anger is a fuel. It is meant to be acted on, not acted out.

Julius Caesar

  • I would rather be first in a little Iberian village than second in Rome.

Kahlil Gibran - The Prophet - 1923

  • Work is love made visible.

  • You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Karl Marx

  • From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need.

Karl Wallenda

  • Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.

King Solomon (970-928 B.C.)

  • Justice will only be achieved when those who are not injured by crime feel as indignant as those who are.
    (Definition-Indignant: feeling anger at unjust mean, or ungrateful action or treatment)

Knute Rockne

  • One player practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it.

Kobi Yamada

  • Be good to yourself. If you don’t take care of your body, where will you live?

Kristen Stendahl

  • Our vision is more obstructed by what we think we know than by our lack of knowledge.

Lady Marguerite Blessington

  • There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.

Lao Tzu - Chinese Philosopher (604BC - 531BC)

  • Kind words create confidence, kind thinking creates profoundness, kindness in giving creates love.

  • Time is a created thing. To say 'I don't have time' is to say 'I don't want to'.

Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)

  • As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so a well used life brings happy death.

  • Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

  • Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.

Les Brown

  • It is in the rocky early moments of bringing change to your life that you discover who you are. In the prosperous times, you build what is in your pocket. In the tough times, you strengthen what is in your heart.

Lewis E. Dunnington

  • What life means to us is determined, not so much by what life brings to us as by the attitude we bring to life; not so much by what happens to us as by our reaction to what happens.

Liz Ashe

  • Don't try to be great at all things. Pick a few things to be good at and be the best you can.

Lord Byron

  • Fame is the thirst of youth.

Lou Erickso

  • Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps a-ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still.

Lou Holtz

  • Show me someone who has done something worthwhile, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity.

Louie Armstrong (1900-1971)

  • What we play is life.

Louis L'Amour

  • The one law that does not change is that everything changes, and the hardship I was bearing today was only a breath away from the pleasures I would have tomorrow, and those pleasures would be all the richer because of the memories of this I was enduring.

Love Thoughts

  • Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.

  • Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

  • Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish it's source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.

  • Where there is no exaggeration there is no love, and where there is no love there is no understanding.

  • You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later, when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip.

Lyndon B. Johnson

  • Any jackass can kick down a barn but it takes a good carpenter to build one.

  • The noblest search is the search for excellence.

Lynn Cooper

  • Is it not better to be disgraced in the eyes of your Father, than to die in the arms of your dog?

  • Ride the wave that's come your way,
    for it too will pass like another day.
    Ride the way past sunset's end,
    Good times ahead, to you I send.

Mae West

  • I dance with my left leg and I dance with my right leg. Between the two of them, I make a lot of money.

  • It's not the men in my life, but rather the life in my men.

  • Sex is a misdemeanor. The more sex I miss, the meaner I get.

  • Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.

Mahatma Gandhi

  • Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.

  • Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

  • You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Marc Bloch

  • Misunderstanding of the present grows fatally from the ignorance of the past. (From the movie, "The Day of the Siege.")

Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.

Margaret Fuller

  • If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.

Margaret Lee Runbeck

  • Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.

Margaret Thatcher

  • The trouble with Socialism is, sooner or later you run out of other people's money.

Marilyn Monroe

  • Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.

  • I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.

Marilyn Pittman

  • What do people mean when they say the computer went down on them?

Mark Twain (1835-1910)

  • Advice to Youth: The history of our race, and each individual's experience, are sown thick with evidence that a truth is not hard to kill and that a lie told well is immortal.

  • Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.

  • Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

  • Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable.

  • I am opposed to millionaires... but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.

  • I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

  • If voting made any difference they wouldn't let us do it.

  • It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.

  • Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

  • Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

  • Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.

  • Suppose you were an idiot . . . And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

  • The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not.

  • To be good is noble, but to teach others how to be good is nobler-and less trouble.

Mark Victor Hansen

  • Focused mind power is one of the strongest forces on earth.

  • You don't become enormously successful without encountering some really interesting problems.

Martha Washington

  • I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.

  • I have learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our disposition and not on our circumstances.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

  • He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.

  • I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. (1963)

  • Nothing is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

  • Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

  • Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

  • The time is always right to do wht is right.

Mary Engelbreit

  • Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles - it empties today of its strength.

Mary Notis (1951-)

  • I am not the same, having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.

Mario Raposo (Facebook)

  • Pain is only a distraction you can't afford to have when you get old. (Feb 10, 2015)

Martin Luther King

  • The time is always right to do what is right.

Mary Reid (1950-)

  • A project will expand to fill the time alloted to it.

Matthew Arnold (1822-1888)

  • The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.

Matt Burt (1954- )

  • You cannot expect to find matters of higher virtue in people or money.

Matt Taibbi

  • In a society governed passively by free markets and free elections, organized greed always defeats disorganized democracy.

Matt Zafir (World Traveler)

  • It is not until you stumble in another's language that you realize what a pleasure it is to run in your own.

Maxwell Maltz

  • When you believe you can -- you can.

Maya Angelou

  • Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Mayer Amsheel Rothschild
Founder of the Rothschild Family International Banking Dynasty

  • Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.

Melody Beattie

  • Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

H.L.Mencken (born 1880 - died 1956)
Journalist, satirist, critic and registered Democrat.

  • Mencken wrote the brief editorial comment below while working for the Baltimore Evening Sun, which appeared in the July 26,1920 edition.
    "As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron."
    - H.L. Mencken, the Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920
    So it was written, and so it has come to pass...

Mexican Proverb

  • He who doesn't look ahead remains behind.

Michael Angelo

  • Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle.

Michael J. Fox

  • I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business.

Mike Adamson

  • Stress does not exist except for where people create it themselves.


  • People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

Milton Berle

  • Laughter is an instant vacation.

Milton Friedman

  • If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there'd be a shortage of sand.


  • In solitude alone can man find his own freedom.

Montel Williams

  • Speak without offending; Listen without defending.

Moshe Dayan (1915-1981)

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

Mother Teresa

  • The first step to becoming is to will it.

  • Be kind to each other in your homes. Be kind to those who surround you. I prefer that you make mistakes in kindness rather than that you work miracles in unkindness. Often just for one word, one look, one quick action, and darkness fills the heart of the one we love.

  • Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.

  • I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I do know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, He will not ask, "How many good things have you done in your life?," rather He will ask, "How much love did you put into what you did?

  • I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.

  • I see God in every human being. When I wash the leper's wounds, I feel I am nursing the Lord himself. Is it not a beautiful experience?

  • I was once asked why I don't participate in anti-war demonstrations. I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I'll be there.

  • If we have no peace, it is because we forget we belong to each other.

  • If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

  • It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.

  • It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.

  • It's not how much you do but how much love you put into what you are doing.

  • Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

  • Love has a hem to her garment that reaches to the very dust. It sweeps the stains from the streets and lanes, and because it can, it must.

  • Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.

  • Men do no great things, only small things with great love.

  • Peace begins with a smile.

  • People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway.
    If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.
    If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway.
    If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.
    What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway.
    If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway.
    The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway.
    Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway.
    You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway.

  • Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other - it doesn't matter who it is - and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other.

  • The dying, the cripple, the mental, the unwanted, the unloved they are Jesus in disguise.

  • The greatest science in the world; in heaven and on earth; is love.

  • The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
    There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.

  • The success of love is in the loving — it is not in the result of loving. Of course it is natural in love to want the best for the other person, but whether it turns out that way or not does not determine the value of what we have done.

  • We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. I do not agree with the big way of doing things.

  • When I see waste here, I feel angry on the inside. I don't approve of myself getting angry. But it's something you can't help after seeing Ethiopia.

  • When I was crossing into Gaza, I was asked at the checkpost whether I was carrying any weapons. I replied: Oh yes, my prayer books.

  • Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.

  • We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, with so little, for so long, we are now qualified to do anything, with nothing.
    Alternately: We the willing, led by the unknowing, have done so much, with so little, for so long, that we are now qualified to make anything out of nothing.

Moshe Dayan (1915-1981)

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

Movie Quotes

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    Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

    "Those who have the most ability to conquer lands
    usually have the least ability to govern those lands."


Muhammad Ali

  • Pleasure is not happiness. It has no more importance than a shadow following a man.

  • Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.

Nand Ram

  • A harvest of peace is produced from a seed of contentment.

Napolean Hill

  • When your desires are strong enough you will possess superhuman powers to achieve.

Native American Proverb

  • It is easy to be brave from a distance.

Neale Donald Walsch

  • Quantum physics tells us that nothing that is observed is unaffected by the observer. That statement, from science, holds an enormous and powerful insight. It means that everyone sees a different truth, because everyone is creating what they see.

Newt Gingrich

  • As an American I am not so shocked that Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize without any accomplishments to his name, America gave him the White House based on the same credentials.

Nicholas Cage

  • You are what you love, not what loves you. (Movie: Adaptation @ 1:37:25)

Nido Qubein

  • Goals are simply a way of breaking a vision into smaller, workable units.

Norman Thomas

  • The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of 'liberalism' they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.

Norman Vincent Peale

  • Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.

  • Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.

President Barack Obama

Comment about the Military providing their own Health Insurance:

Look, it's an all volunteer force," Obama complained. "Nobody made these guys go to war. They had to have known and accepted the risks. Now they whine about bearing the costs of their choice? It doesn't compute...” "I thought these were people who were proud to sacrifice for their country, "Obama continued "I wasn't asking for blood, just money. With the country facing the worst financial crisis in its history, I'd have thought that the patriotic thing to do would be to try to help reduce the nation's deficit. I guess I underestimated the selfishness of some of my fellow Americans.


Origins: President Barack Obama did not utter the words attributed to him above; the quoted example is a bit of fictional dialogue excerpted from a satirical piece by conservative humorist John Semmens which was published on his site on 21 March 2009. It is also not true that President Obama ever proposed to "let the military pay for their war injuries."

The kernel of truth behind this item, which was the basis of Mr. Semmens' satire, was that in conjunction with meeting with several veterans groups in March 2009, the Obama administration floated a proposal to save the federal government an estimated $540 million per year by billing veterans' private insurance companies for the treatment of their combat injuries and other service-related health problems. (Currently only non-service-related medical treatments are so billed.) The proposal would not have, as was often misreported, forced veterans to pay for the treatment of their injuries out of their own pockets or required them to buy private insurance; but it did raise the prospect that injured or ill veterans might find it harder or more expensive to purchase health coverage, or to obtain employment in the private sector if employer-funded private insurance plans had to cover the additional costs of treating injuries and other service-related health problems.

Comments About Obama:

Czech Republic Observer - September 19, 2011:
The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama Presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their President. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their President.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

  • It is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of his time, at peril of being judged not to have lived.

Omar Bradley

  • I learned that good judgment comes from experience and that experience grows out of mistakes.

Orison Sweet Marden

  • Many a one has succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat, he would never have known any great victory.

Orrin Hatch

  • There is honor in doing your best.

Oscar Pistorius - African Double-Amputee Runner

  • You're not disabled by the disabilities you have, you are able by the abilities you have.

Oscar Wilde

  • Bigamy is having one wife/husband too many. Monogamy is the same.

  • I can resist anything but temptation.

Otto von Bismarck - Germany - (April 1, 1815 – July 30, 1898)
He engineered a series of wars in the 1860s that unified the German states, significantly and deliberately excluding Austria, into a powerful German Empire under Prussian leadership.

  • The great questions of the day are not decided by speeches and majority votes ... but by blood and iron" — that is, by warfare and industrial might.

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

  • Action is the foundational key to all success.

  • The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. (Suggested: change "away" to "a Way")

Morro Bay Pastor Randy Ponder (July 15, 2013)

  • Can we, this fourth of July, be a people that say, "America, Bless God?"

  • Generosity becomes toxic when we perpetuate a spirit of kindness into the life of the broken without providing tools to become healthy.

  • Never allow the attitude of others to dictate your future in Christ.

Pat Buchanan

  • In half a lifetime, many Americans have seen their God dethroned, their heroes defiled, their culture polluted, their values assaulted, their country invaded, and themselves demonized as extremists and bigots for holding on to beliefs Americans have held for generations. Graphic

Pat Riley

  • Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.

Patrick Henry

  • Give me liberty or give me death!

  • speech at the Second Virginia Convention at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia (23 March 1775)
    It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and provide for it.... It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace — but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

Patrick Moynihan (Senator)

  • Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.

Paul Erdos

  • A mathematician is a device for converting coffee into theorems.

Paula Poundstone

  • My Mom said she learned how to swim when someone took her out in the lake and threw her off the boat. I said, "Mom, they weren't trying to teach you how to swim."

Peggy Owen (1953-)

  • A peaceful life allows more tolerance for frustration.

  • (Saipan) People here don't have real careers; they have real lives.

Penny Dreadful

  • Love many, trust few, learn to paddle your own canoe. And I could probably now add that it's best to be kinda selective about who you tell where you dock that canoe when you aren't using it. There are folks out there who will take your canoe, paint their own name on it, and try to sell it for a profit before you even notice it's missing.

Peter F. Drucker

  • Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.

Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810 - 1891)

  • Every crowd has a silver lining.

Phyllis Bottome

  • There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.

Phyllis Diller

  • A bachelor is a guy who never made the same mistake once.

  • Any time three New Yorkers get into a cab without an argument, a bank has just been robbed.

  • Best way to get rid of kitchen odours: Eat out.

  • Burt Reynolds once asked me out. I was in his room.

  • Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.

  • His finest hour lasted a minute and a half.

  • Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?

  • I admit, I have a tremendous sex drive. My boyfriend lives forty miles away.

  • I asked the waiter, 'Is this milk fresh?' He said, 'Lady, three hours ago it was grass.'

  • I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them.

  • Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty... but everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out.

  • Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going.

  • My photographs don't do me justice - they just look like me.

  • Old age is when the liver spots show through your gloves.

  • The only time I ever enjoyed ironing was the day I accidentally poured gin in the steam iron.

  • The reason the golf pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can't see him laughing.

  • The reason women don't play football is because 11 of them would never wear the same outfit in public.

  • Tranquilizers work only if you follow the advice on the bottle-keep away from children.

  • We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve years telling them to sit down and shut up.

  • Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age. As your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.

  • What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.

  • You know you're old if they have discontinued your blood type.

Piero Milani (1964-)

  • Why should I buy expensive art when I can make my own.

Pierre Corneile

  • To win without risk is to triumph without glory.

Plato (c.428-348 B.C.)

  • Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

  • It gives me great pleasure to converse with the aged. They have been over the road that all of us must travel and know where it is rough and difficult, and where it is level and easy.

  • One of the penalties of not participating in politics is that you will be governed by your inferiors.

  • Only the dead have seen the end of war.

  • Poverty is not the diminishing of one's possessions, rather it is the increase of one's greed.

  • The beginning is the most important part of the work.

  • The true creator is necessity, which is the mother of invention.

  • Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy.

  • You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.

  • Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.


  • The problems America faces today exist because the people who work for a living are out numbered by those who vote for a living.

  • The reason Politicians try so hard to get re-elected is that they would "hate" to have to make a living under the laws they've passed.

Praeger University

  • Those who do not fight evil hate those who do.


  • Prayer: Dear God, All I ask for in 2011 is a big, fat bank account and a slim body…
    please don’t mix these up like you did last year. Amen.


  • Where's The Queen?

Ralph Sherbondy (1933-)

  • The only thing I can count on nowadays are my fingers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

  • A great man is always willing to be little.

  • A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.

  • As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.

  • As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.

  • Common sense is as rare as genius.

  • Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

  • If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years, how many would marvel and adore.

  • It is not length of life, but depth of life.

  • Knowledge exists to be imparted.

  • Money often costs too much.

  • Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.

  • The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.

  • The man who can make hard things easy is the educator.

  • The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.

  • There are three wants which never can be satisfied: that of the rich, who wants something more; that of the sick, who wants something different; and that of the traveler, who says, Anywhere but here.

  • To be great is to be misunderstood.

  • To different minds, the same world is a hell and a heaven.

  • To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty ... a picture which was never seen before, and which shall never be see again.

Ramona L. Anderson

  • People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is that the only place they ever needed to search was within.

Ray Bradbury

  • You can make yourself happy or miserable — it's the same amount of effort.

Reginald B. Mansell

  • A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities;
    an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.


  • A four-year-old praying the Lord's Prayer:
    And forgive us our trash baskets as we forgive those who put trash in our baskets.

  • God never gives you a dream that matches your budget. He's not checking your bank account, He's checking your faith.

  • If Satan's not attacking you, whose side are you on? Satan has very little trouble with those who do not believe in him; they are already on his side.

  • Name it and claim it.
    Blab it and Grab it.
    Confess and Possess.

  • Prayer isn't about moving God, it is about God moving in you.

  • The best mathematical equation I have ever seen: 1 Cross + 3 Nails = 4 given

  • The great Christian is one who is small enough to let God be great in his life.

René Descartes - (1596-1650)

  • A state is better governed which has few laws, and those laws strictly observed.

  • I think, therefore I am.

Richard Branson

  • Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.

Richard Bach - Author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Illusions

  • The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.”
    from Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Richard Lovelace - (1618 - 1657) English poet

  • Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.
    from "To Althea. From Prison".

Richard Paul Evans

  • Life's greatest philosophy is not handed down in stoic texts and dusty tomes, but lived, in each breath and act of human compassion.

Roadside Church Sign

  • Words can’t break bones, but they can break hearts.

Robert T. Allen

  • It's more fun to throw a rock through a window than to put in a pane of glass.

Robert Fripp

  • Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.

Robert Green Ingersoll

  • One good schoolmaster is worth a thousand priests.

Robert H. Schuller (September 16, 1926 - April 2, 2015)

  • I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.

  • Television Broadcast on November 3, 1985
    Plant the attitude, and harvest the act.
    Plant the act, and harvest the habit.
    Plant the habit, and harvest the reputation.
    Plant the reputation, and harvest the character.
    Plant the character, and harvest the destiny.

  • Tough times never last, but tough people do.

  • What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?

Robin Williams

  • Ah, yes, divorce . . . from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet.

Rodin (1840-1917)

  • Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.

Rodney Dangerfield

  • A girl phoned me and said, 'Come on over. There's nobody home.' I went over. Nobody was home!

  • A hooker once told me she had a headache.

  • If it weren't for pickpockets, I'd have no sex life at all.

  • I knew a girl so ugly that she was known as a two bagger. That's when you put a bag over your head in case the bag over her head comes off.

  • I knew a girl so ugly they use her in prisons to cure sex offenders.

  • I know I'm not sexy. When I put my underwear on I can hear the Fruit-of the-Loom guys giggling.

  • I'm so ugly I stuck my head out the window and got arrested for mooning.

  • I never drink water. Fish do terrible things it.

  • It's tough to stay married. My wife kisses the dog on the lips, yet she won't drink from my glass!

  • I was making love to this girl and she started crying I=said, 'Are you going to hate yourself in the morning?' She said, 'No, I hate myself now.'

  • I went to a massage parlor. It was self-service.

  • Last night my wife met me at the front door. She was wearing a sexy negligee. The only trouble was, she was coming home.

  • My wife is such a bad cook, if we leave dental floss in the kitchen the roaches hang themselves.

  • My wife is such a bad cook, in my house we pray after the meal.

  • My wife likes to talk on the phone during sex; she called me from Chicago last night.

  • My wife only has sex with me for specific purposes ... last night she used me to time an egg.

  • My wife's such a bad cook, the dog begs for Alka Seltzer.

  • The other day I came home and a guy was jogging, naked. I asked him, 'Why?' He said, 'Because you came home early.'

Roger Crawford

  • Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.

Ronald Reagan

  • Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other.

  • Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

  • Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose.

  • I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandment's would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress.

  • If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.

  • In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.

  • It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.

  • I've laid down the law, though, to everyone from now on about anything that happens: no matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting.

  • 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.

  • Of the four wars in my lifetime none came about because the U.S. was too strong.

  • Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.

  • Socialism only works in two places: Heaven where they don’t need it and hell where they already have it.

  • Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But the U.S. ARMED FORCES don't have that problem.

  • The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

  • The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.

  • The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: "I’m from the government and I’m here to help."

  • The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination.

  • The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant: It's just that they know so much that isn't so.

  • To paraphrase Winston Churchill, I did not take the oath I have just taken with the intention of presiding over the dissolution of the world's strongest economy.

  • We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone.

  • We should measure welfare’s success by how many people leave welfare, not by how many are added.

  • You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we will sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness. (1964)

Rosalynn Carter (1927 - )

  • You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.

Ross Howell

  • Life is filled with good things when you fill your head with good decisions.

  • Marriage is a wonderful institution for those who belong in an institution.

  • Part of the fun is living on the edge. It pays to insure that you stay on the right side of the edge.

  • Those of any religion or ethnicity who assimilate and contribute, enhance a nation. Those who do not assimilate and are parasitic destroy the country. The choice between preserving and destroying one's country is obvious - judge people by what they do when no one is watching = character. Embrace and encourage those who enhance America. We can create enough people with bad character without importing them.

  • We are more limited by what we believe than what we don't know.

  • You will know the level to which you are committed to something by the results of your actions.

Roy Goodman

  • Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.

Russ Howell

  • A great reality always starts with a great dream.

  • A man is no better than that which he leaves behind. I am grateful for all the friendships made through Skateboarding. How we value our relationships determines our worth to others.

  • A man's true wealth is never made up by the abundance of his possessions alone. The best treasures in Life are stored within our hearts.

  • A man's true wealth is not found in what he acquires, but rather in what he becomes. (2-11-2011)

  • A person's stature, in the eyes of God, is not measured by the distance of their head to the ground, but rather the closeness of their heart to heaven.

  • Any person who insists on being right all the time will eventually be left. (3-9-2013)

  • Anytime a society has the power to vote for its own entitlements, it will vote itself into eventual destruction.

  • Any time you speak of something important, you can always expect someone to argue against you.

  • A realistic sensitivity to the pain of others can quickly sober a complaining tongue. (7-23-08)

  • Being known by many strangers is not as important as being important to a few friends.

  • Control is the foundation of all conflict.

  • Death is the final destination for all of us. I therefore refuse to adopt a hurried pace through any endeavor of life.

  • Disappointment requires a foundation of expecation. I refuse to give it a platform to build on.

  • Every tragedy will always offer opportunity.

  • Everyone likes to buy stuff, but nobody likes to be sold what they don't want.

  • History is an accumulation of lies told by the winners.

  • I feel blessed to have experienced Heaven while still walking upon the Earth.

  • I used to complain about having so many weeds in my yard, but a friend of mine shared with me that weeds were God's way of giving us excuse to spend more time in our gardens.

  • I would hate to live as if everything I did was calculated according to wise logic and I missed out on the benefits of foolish folly.

  • If I must spend the rest of my life with me, then I will strive to become the person I would want to spend that life with.

  • If you are having fun in Life, it's probably because you chose to do so.

  • It does a person no good to walk into a forest alone, unless upon his return, he can take another by his words alone.

  • It is not uncommon to miss the youthful energy of your past, but don't allow those thoughts to keep you from embracing the opportunities of the future.

  • Keep your free spirit flying high. Let the others who are content to walk with their heads down do so at their own loss. It's much better to look up and realize that Heaven constantly smiles down at you.

  • Life is like a puzzle. Very rarely do you find something that fits perfectly.

  • Life isn't complete until your friends put all your pieces together.

  • Magic WAND = Will Always Negates Defeat

  • Never give advice to anyone. Wise people don't need it and fools won't listen to it.

  • Never let your age convince you that being a kid is no longer an available option.

  • Once in a while you find someone who belongs to your spiritual family, even though they weren't born into your blood line.

  • One of the principles of propaganda is to call your enemy what you are most guilty of. Hitler did it during World War II and people believed it. When they realized his lie, it was too late. People who do not learn from history are destined to repeat it.

  • Our priorities are best shown by our actions and we mimick what we love most.

  • Pain from doing nothing hurts much more than pain from doing something.

  • Parents are the sacred ground upon which we build the foundation of our characters.

  • Reading provides the building blocks by which we build our perspectives of the world around us.

  • Scars are nature's way of placing medals on our bodies to show others we weren't afraid to embrace Life even at the risk of personal sacrifice.

  • Shortcuts are often times the longest road to success.

  • Skateboarding has always been a magical territory where an individual can walk without stepping on the footprints of others. Individuals who rejected the control of typical organized sport found sanctuary without the boundaries of predetermined coaching.

  • Skateboarding: One of the most fun contests I ever skated was in the Dillon/Frisco area. I ended my routine crashing through a wall because I was laughing so hard. That's how I want to live the rest of my life.

  • Some folks think you have to compete and win against a lot of people to become a champion. Strength is never about how many people you can push over; rather it how many people you can lift up.

  • That which is not written is not heard.

  • The athlete who wins a competition lifts himself to the top of the podium. The stronger man who serves the sport stands at the foundation and lifts everyone up.

  • The confines of the mind can never imagine the boundaries of the heart.

  • The joys of today are largely founded upon the wise choices of yesterday

  • The longest distance between two points of understanding in a conversation is a shortcut in communication.

  • The memories of our lives come from what we were willing to experience. Each memory adds a new facet to the gem of Life which makes it sparkle.

  • The mind cannot analyze the needs of the hearts. (Thought After a Budget Discussion)

  • There are many more dimensions to victory than winning alone.

  • There are only two people who don't understand the English language; any two people.

  • The roof of any house becomes more secure as more foundational posts offer support.

  • The shortest pencil is always better than the longest memory.

  • Those who have lived before us have seen things our eyes have yet to witness. The illusion of their physical weakness should never discount the strength they have to offer us through their daily testimony and personal decision to live strong.

  • Today is the foundation for our tomorrows.

  • Too much thought can slow down accomplishment.

  • We all possess the ability to paint the tapestry of our lives in a variety of ways that will express the contents of our hearts to others. The Art of Life is not a Talent, but rather comprised of Feelings. What Feelings Will You Share With Others?

  • We can only know our limits by frequently testing them.

  • We don't appreciate advice until we have made all the mistakes ourselves.

  • What good does it do to walk into a forest, unless upon your return, you can take another person with you by your words alone.

  • When a man contemplates sex with a woman, why is he so surprised when he gets screwed?

  • When it comes to discipline with regards to diet, the only thing I can't resist is temptation.

  • Why is it that God speaks so clearly and yet so few people choose to listen? Nature alone leaves us no excuse.

  • Words are the building blocks by which we build our perceptions of the Universe. It is important to enlarge our vocabulary of words, and thoughts, in order to expand the horizons of our understandings.

M. Russell Ballard

  • Like those who were alive at the time of His mortal ministry, there are some among us who look for physical peace and prosperity as signs of the Savior's wondrous power. We sometimes fail to understand that the everlasting peace Jesus promises is an inner peace, born in faith, anchored by testimony, nurtured with love, and expressed through continual obedience and repentance. It is a peace of spirit that echoes through the heart and the soul. If one truly knows and experiences this inner peace, there is no fear from worldly disharmony or discord. One knows deep down inside that all is well as far as the things that really matter are concerned.

Russian Proverb

  • It's easier to tear a hole than to mend one.


  • Everyone has a photographic memory, some of us just don't have any film.

Samuel Adams

  • It does not take a majority to prevail...but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.
    If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!

  • Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.

  • The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.

  • The right to freedom being the gift of Almighty God, it is not in the power of man to alienate. “If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.

Samuel Butler

  • All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it.

Samuel Johnson

  • It is better to live rich than to die rich.

Samuel Goldwyn

  • When someone does something well, applaud. You will make two people happy.

Sandra Carey

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

Scott Adams

  • Remember there is no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.

Scott Reed

  • This one step, choosing a goal and sticking to it, changes everything.

Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan

  • Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not their own facts.

Shari R. Barr

  • Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.

Shelley Howell (1963-)

  • Agree to disagree agreeably.

  • Wars are not won by evacuation.


  • Always have something to say. The man who has something to say and who is known never to speak unless he has, is sure to be listened to. - Dale Carnegie

  • Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken. - Orson Scott Card

  • Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact. - George Eliot, Impressions of Theophrastus Such

  • Fine clothes may disguise, but silly words will disclose a fool. - Aesop, Aesop's Fables

  • If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity. - Albert Einstein (Complicity: The state of being involved with others in an illegal activity or wrongdoing.)

  • If your voice does not improve upon the silence, then it is best to remain silent. - Russ Howell

  • In times like the present, men should utter nothing for which they would not willingly be responsible through time and eternity. - Abraham Lincoln

  • Never say anything that doesn't improve on silence. - Richard Yates, A Good School

  • Never tell your problems to anyone...20% don't care and the other 80% are glad you have them. - Lou Holtz

  • Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. - Benjamin Franklin

  • Silence is the language of god, all else is poor translation. - Jalaluddin Rumi

  • Speak only if it improves upon the silence. - Mahatma Gandhi

  • Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. - Ambrose Bierce

  • The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause. - Mark Twain

  • What's the use of complaining about something you have no intentions of changing it? - Mario L Castellanos

  • Will people not be thrown face down into Hell only on account of the harvest of their tongue? - Anonymous

  • You can quicker get back a million dollars that was stolen than a word that you gave away. - Arthur Miller, A View from the Bridge: A Play in Two Acts

  • You should try not to talk so much, friend. You'll sound far less stupid that way. - Breeze - Brandon Sanderson, The Final Empire

Sir Francis Darwin (1848-1925)

  • In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not the man to whom the idea first occurs.

  • When someone does something well, applaud. You will make two people happy.

Socrates (469BC-399BC)

  • Beware the barrenness of a busy life.

  • By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.

  • He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.

  • The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.

  • The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to be.


  • The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.

Soren Kierkegaard - Danish philosopher (1813-1855)

  • I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations—one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it—you will regret both.
    Paraphrased: There is regret attached to every decision we make.

  • It is quite true what Philosophy says: that Life must be understood backwards. But that makes one forget the other saying: that it must be lived—forwards. The more one ponders this, the more it comes to mean that life in the temporal existence never becomes quite intelligible, precisely because at no moment can I find complete quiet to take the backward-looking position.

  • Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth—look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment.

  • There are, as is known, insects that die in the moment of fertilization. So it is with all joy: life's highest, most splendid moment of enjoyment is accompanied by death.

  • This is what is sad when one contemplates human life, that so many live out their lives in quiet lostness ... they live, as it were, away from themselves and vanish like shadows. Their immortal souls are blown away, and they are not disquieted by the question of its immortality, because they are already disintegrated before they die.

Spartacus Vengeance Season Finale: Wrath Of The Gods
Words from Oenomaus

  • A man is never too weak or wounded to fight if the cause is greater than his own life.

Spike Milligan

  • Money can't buy you happiness... but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.

Sri Aurobindo

  • All life is the play of universal forces.
    The individual gives a personal form to these universal forces. But he can choose whether he shall respond or not to the action of a particular force. Only most people do not really choose - they indulge the play of the forces. Your illness, depressions etc. are the repeated play of such forces. It is only when you can make oneself free of them that one can be the true person and have a true life - but one can be free only by living in the Divine. (Source: The Essential Aurobindo: Writings of Sri Aurobindo, Pages: 163 - XXII p. 318)

St. Bernard of Clairvaux

  • Some seek knowledge for the sake of knowledge: that is curiosity; Others seek knowledge that they may themselves be known: that is vanity; But there are still others who seek knowledge in order to serve and edify others, and that is charity.

Stanislaus I

  • To believe with certainty, we must begin with doubting.

Stephen M.R. Covey

  • #1: We judge others by their action and we judge ourselves by our intentions.

  • #2: We judge ourselves by our intentions and others by their behaviour.
    The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything

Steven Seagal

  • Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and just give her a house.

Steven Coallier

  • Attack life, it's going to kill you anyway

Steven Wright

  1. Ballerinas are always on their toes. Why don't they just get taller ballerinas?

  2. Did Washington just flash a quarter for his ID?

  3. For my birthday I got a humidifier and a dehumidifier. I put them in the same room and let them fight it out.

  4. He's in a minimum security prison now; he's on a whiffle-ball and chain.

  5. Hermits have no peer pressure.

  6. How much deeper would the ocean be if sponges didn't live there?

  7. I accidentally installed the deer whistles on my car backwards.
    Now everywhere I go, I'm chased by a herd of deer.

  8. I bought a house on a one-way dead-end road. I don't know how I got there.

  9. I bought some batteries, but they weren't included. So I had to buy them again.

  10. I bought some powdered water, but I didn't know what to add.

  11. I got my driver's license photo taken out of focus on purpose. Now when I get pulled over the cop looks at it (moving it nearer and farther, trying to see it clearly)... and says, "Here, you can go."

  12. I got stopped by a cop the other day. He said, "Why'd you run that stop sign?" I said, "Because I don't believe everything I read."

  13. I have a hobby. I have the world's largest collection of sea shells. I keep it scattered on beaches all over the world. Maybe you've seen some of it.

  14. I have a switch in my apartment that doesn't do anything. Every once in a while I turn it on and off. One day I got a call from a guy in France who said, "Cut it out!"

  15. I have an answering machine in my car. It says, "I'm home now, but leave a message and I'll call when I'm out."

  16. I just got skylights put in my place. The people who live above me are furious.

  17. I make my own water - two glasses of H, one glass of O.

  18. I put contact lenses in my dog's eyes. They had little pictures of cats on them. Then I took one out and he ran around in circles.

  19. I put instant coffee in a microwave and almost went back in time.

  20. I remember when the candle shop burned down. Everyone stood around singing "Happy Birthday".

  21. I replaced the headlights on my car with strobe lights. Now it looks like I'm the only one moving.

  22. I spilled Spot remover on my dog. Now he's gone.

  23. I stayed in a really old hotel last night. They sent me a wakeup letter.

  24. I turned my air conditioner the other way around, and it got cold out. The weatherman said, "I don't understand it. It was supposed to be 80 degrees out today." I said "Oops . . ."

  25. I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place.

  26. I went for a walk last night and she asked me how long I was going to be gone. I said, "The whole time."

  27. I went to a general store, but they wouldn't let me buy anything specific.

  28. I wrote a song, but I can't read music. Every time I hear a new song on the radio, I think "Hey, maybe I wrote that."

  29. I Xeroxed a mirror. Now I have an extra Xerox machine.

  30. I'm a peripheral visionary.

  31. I'm taking La maze classes. I'm not having a baby, I'm just having trouble breathing.

  32. Imagine if birds were tickled by feathers.

  33. It doesn't matter what temperature a room is, it's always room temperature.

  34. Last week, I forgot how to ride a bicycle.

  35. Last week, I went to a furniture store to look for a decaffeinated coffee table. They couldn't help me.

  36. My buddy got busted for counterfeiting. He was making pennies.
    They caught him because he was putting the heads and tails on the wrong sides.

  37. My girlfriend's weird. One day she asked me, "If you could know how and when you were going to die, would you want to know?" I said, "No." She said, "Okay, forget it."

  38. My neighbor has a circular driveway. He can't get out.

  39. My school colors were clear.

  40. The other day, I went to a tourist information booth and asked, "Tell me about some of the people who were here last year."

  41. There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.

  42. What's another word for "thesaurus"?

  43. When I get real bored, I like to drive downtown and get a great parking spot, then sit in my car and count how many people ask if I'm leaving.

  44. When I was a kid, we had a quicksand box in the backyard. I was an only child . . . eventually.

  45. When I was in high school, I got in trouble with my girlfriend's Dad. He said, "I want my daughter back by 8:15." I said, "The middle of August? Cool!"

  46. Whenever I think of the past, it brings back so many memories.

  47. Why in a country of free speech, are there phone bills?

  48. Yesterday, my eyeglass prescription ran out.

Sun Tzu (~400BC) - The Art Of War

  • If you are near the enemy, make him believe you are far from him. If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near.

  • So in war, the way is to avoid what is strong and to strike at what is weak.

  • The best victory is when the opponent surrenders of its own accord before there are any actual hostilities... It is best to win without fighting.

  • Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.

  • War is based on deception.

Sydney J. Harris

  • When I hear someone sigh "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what?


  • The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates.

The Talmud

  • You can educate a fool, but you cannot make him think.

Ted Koppell

  • Pessimists calculate the odds. Optimists believe that they can overcome them.

Ted Nugent

Teddy Roosevelt

  • When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty'.

Tennesee Williams

  • Kill all my demons and my angels might die too. (Used in the movie TransSiberia 2008)

Terri Guillemets

  • Life is amazingly good when it's simple and amazingly simple when it's good.


  • Fence Test: If you build a fence, which way are the people climbing over it?

  • Flag Test: If you are stranded in the middle of nowhere and you see a flag coming over the horizon, whose flag do you hope that it is.

Thomas Aquinas

  • To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible".

Thomas Campbell

  • Victory has a hundred fathers, but defeat is an orphan.

Thomas Edison

  • Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.

  • Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.

  • I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

  • I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists - proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision.

  • Most people miss opportunity because it comes dressed in overalls and looks like work!

Thomas Fuller - 1608-1661

  • Trust thyself only, and another shall not betray thee.

Thomas L. Holdcroft

  • Life is a grindstone, whether it polishes you, or wears you down; it depends on what you're made of.

Thomas Jefferson

  • A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.

  • A wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and all that is necessary to close the circle of our felicities.

  • Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.

  • I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.

  • I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.

  • I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.

  • It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.

  • My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!

  • My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.

  • Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

  • No Freeman shall be debarred the use of arms in his own lands or tenements.
    The constitutions of most of our States assert, that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves, ... or they may act by representatives, freely and equally chosen; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of property, and freedom of the press. Letter to Major John Cartwright (5 June 1824).

  • 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.

  • Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.

  • Rightful liberty is unobstructed action, according to our will, within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.

  • Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?

  • The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.

  • The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

  • The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

  • Those that give up their freedom for security deserve neither.

  • Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.

  • To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.

  • When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.

  • When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.

  • When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.

Thomas A. Kempis

  • The Devil does not sleep, nor is the flesh yet dead; therefore, you must never cease your preparation for battle, because on the right and the left are enemies who never rest.

Thomas McTeer - Facebook Skater Over 50

  • The problem with being a single, never married skater that's 54, is your dating pool consists of possible Great Grandmothers. That messes my mind up when I skate.

Thomas Merton

  • To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything He has given us and He has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love.

Thomas Paine

  • If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.

  • That which we obtain too easily, we esteem too lightly. It is dearness only which gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on its goods.

  • What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly.

Dr. Thomas Sowell (Born June 30, 1930
American economist, social theorist, political philosopher, and author.)

  • Elections should be held on April 16th -- the day after we pay our income taxes. That is one of the few things that might discourage politicians from being big spenders.

  • I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you've earned, but not greed to want to take somebody else's money.

  • If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago, and a racist today.

  • If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at someone else's expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your money and give it to someone else, including themselves.

  • It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it.

  • It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.

  • Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.

  • Liberals seem to assume that, if you don't believe in their particular political solutions, then you don't really care about the people that they claim to want to help.

  • One of the consequesces of such notions as "entitlements" is that people who have contributed nothing to society feel that society owes them something, apparently just for being nice enough to grace us with their presence.

  • Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.

Tibetan Saying

  • Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength. No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that's our real disaster.

Two & A Half Men - TV Show - Mrs. Harper

  • God gives us children so death won't come as such a disappointment.


  • A clear conscience is usually a sign of a bad memory.

  • A good funeral gets the dead where they need to go, and the living where they need to be.

  • A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.

  • A man is not known by what he says, but rather by what he does. (Batman Movie)

  • A man's true worth is not found in what he acquires, but rather in who he becomes.

  • A memory is a photograph taken from the heart.

  • A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves!

  • A person remains immature, whatever his age, as long as he thinks of himself as an exception to the human race.

  • A person who pursues goodness ends up with greatness. A person who pursues greatness ends up in ruin.

  • A pilot's job is hours of boredom interspersed with moments of sheer terror.

  • Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

  • All I ask for is an opportunity to prove that money doesn't buy happiness.

  • All the happiness you ever find lies in you.

  • All work and no play make Jack a dull fellow.
    The entirety of labors plus the absence of folly construct Jack into a hebetudinous companion.

  • An endurance test for some people is the pursuit of happiness.

  • An eye for an eye soon leaves the whole world blind.

  • Anyone can hit bottom. But the true test is--how far can you bounce back up?

  • Anything not worth doing is not worth doing well.

  • Anytime a society has the power to vote for its own entitlements, it will vote itself into eventual destruction.

  • A realistic sensitivity to the pain of others can quickly sober a complaining tongue. (7-23-08)

  • A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

  • Be debt free and the universe will conspire to keep you that way.

  • Be nice to people on your way up because you might meet 'em on your way down.

  • Be who you are and say what you feel. Because those that matter don't mind.
    And those that mind don't matter.

  • Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder.

  • Control is the foundation of all conflict.

  • Criticism should always leave people with the feeling that they have been helped.

  • Death is the final destination for all of us. I therefore refuse to adopt a hurried pace through any endeavor of Life.

  • Depression is anger internalized.

  • Did you ever wonder why women are called the "Opposite Sex?"
    It's because Men like sex and women like the opposite.

  • Disappointment requires a foundation of expecation. I refuse to give it a platform to build on.

  • Don't ask God to guide your steps if you're not willing to move your feet.

  • Don't speak unless you can improve on the silence.

  • Do you have to be young and stupid before you can become old and wise?

  • Enjoy the little things in Life, for one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things.

  • Eventually, all of us must give up any hope of having a better past.

  • Eventually we all choose which side we're on. Like a Tug-of-War, it doesn't matter how important our position is, but rather which way we are pulling.

  • Every decent man should be ashamed of the government he lives under.

  • Every excess becomes a vice..

  • Every tragedy will always offer opportunity.

  • Everyone wants to be great until it's time to do what greatness requires.

  • Faith is not about everything turning out OK. Faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out.

  • For every minute you are angry, you lose 60 seconds of happiness.

  • Forgive others, not because they deserve forgiveness, but because you deserve peace.

  • Friends are the family which we choose for ourselves.

  • Gather the crumbs of happiness and they will make you a loaf of contentment.

  • God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.

  • Grief never ends ... but it changes. It's a passage, not a place to stay.
    Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith ... It is the price of love.

  • Happiness is a journey not a place.

  • Happiness is like jam. You can't spread even a little without getting some on yourself.

  • How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

  • I could be a really good liar if I tried, and that's why I don't lie.

  • I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.

  • I don't want to walk around dead to save funeral expenses.

  • I told you a million times, do not exaggerate. (Rik from the Young Ones TV Show)

  • I wouldn't take a million dollars for one of my kids, and I wouldn't give you a penny for another one.

  • I told you a million times, do not exaggerate. (Rik from the Young Ones TV Show)

  • If ambition is the path to success, persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.

  • If you don't get it up front, you will get in in the rear.

  • If you look at what you do not have in life, you don't have anything.
    If you look at what you have in life, you have everything.

  • If you want to claim the victory, you need to show up for the battle.

  • If you voted for Obama in 2008 to prove you're not a racist, you'll have to vote for someone else in 2012 to prove you're not an idiot.

  • In seeking happiness for others, you find it for yourself.

  • In the end, it will be OK. If it is not OK, it's not the end.

  • It doesn't matter if you can quote the Bible, if you live like you've never opened it.

  • It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

  • It is often easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.

  • It is unwise to tell a man that something is impossible while watching him do it.

  • I would hate to live as if everything I did was calculated according to wise logic and I missed out on the benefits of foolish folly.

  • If my voice cannot improve upon the silence, then I will remain silent.

  • It is not that your request is unimportant to me, but acting upon important issues takes more time than unimportant issues. Complaint slows the process of action and the result is like hanging from a cabel suspended high above the ground. It may be a matter of life and death, but I can only hang on for a given amount of time.

  • Life is an unanswered question, but let's still believe in the dignity and importance of the question.

  • Life is like a game of tennis. The player who serves well seldom loses.

  • Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly screaming: "Wow..what a ride!!!

  • Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.

  • Life may not be the party we hoped for... But while we are here we might as well dance!

  • Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft........ Today, it's called Golf.

  • Love isn't put in your heart to stay, love isn't love until you give it away.

  • Love people and use things - Not love things and use people.

  • Luck is when opportunity meets preparation.

  • Many a false step is made standing still.

  • Music is what feelings sound like.

  • Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyways.

  • Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.

  • Not all who wander are lost.

  • Nothing in the world is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.

  • Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.

  • Obamanomics: Penalize the productivity and reward failure.

  • Of all the paths you choose in life, make sure some of them are dirt. (Arizonz Outback Adventures)

  • One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.

  • Only dead fish go with the flow.

  • Opportunity makes itself available only to those who show up for it.

  • Optimist: A man who gets treed by a lion, but still enjoys the scenery.

  • Pain is the price we pay for our pleasures.

  • Passion can never purchase what true love desires: true intimacy, self-giving, and commitment.

  • Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when every body stands around reloading.

  • People don't change their lives because of what they know. People change because of what they feel.

  • People don't really care about how much you know, until they know how much you care.

  • People will not always remember what you said, People will not always remember what you did, But people will always remember how you made them feel.

  • People will forget what you said; People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.

  • Politics: Poly = many, and tics are blood sucking parasites. It appears to be fairly accurate doesn't it?

  • Reality is shared hallucination.

  • Remember: The book would be called "Automatic" if you could understand it. That is why it is called "Manual.

  • Sex is like snow - you never know how many inches you'll get or how long it will last.

  • Society is judged by how it treats it's least fortunate amongst them.

  • Some minds are like concrete; thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.

  • Some of our best memories come from our worst experiences.

  • Success - SMART: (S) Specific, (M) Measurable, (A)Attainable, (R) Realistic, (T) Time-Based

  • Take a day this month to turn off the cell phone, the pager and all thoughts of your working life. Wake up with the enthusiasm of a child and play hard until the sun goes down.

  • The ability to speak several languages is an asset, but the ability to keep your mouth shut in any language is priceless.

  • The best mathematical equation I have ever seen: 1 Cross + 3 Nails = 4 given

  • The cardiologist's diet: If it tastes good spit it out.

  • The confines of the mind can never imagine the boundaries of the heart.

  • The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'.

  • The door to opportunity is marked, 'PUSH'

  • The essential sadness is to go through life without loving. But it would be almost equally sad to go through life and leave this world without ever telling those you loved that you had loved them.

  • The Indian scalps his enemy, but the white man skins his friend.

  • The joys of today are largely founded upon the wise choices of yesterday.

  • The opposite of Play is not Work, it's Depression.

  • The phrase "Common Sense" should nowadays be changed to "Super Powers.

  • The price of love is pain.
    Also: http://www.mgr.org/redempt2.html
          God sends the heaviest crosses to those He calls His own,
          And the bitterest drops of the chalice are reserved for His friends alone.
          But the blood red drops are precious, and the crosses are all gain,
          For Joy is bought with Sacrifice, and the price of love is Pain.
    Also: If the price of love is pain, please torture me some more!
    Also: All meetings end in partings.
    Also: The more you love someone the more you will suffer in that love one way or another.

  • The reason people find it so hard to be happy- is they see the past better than it was and the present worse then it is.

  • The richest person is not the one who has the most, but the one who needs the least.

  • The road to success is not straight. There is a curve called failure, a loop called confusion, speed bumps called friends, red lights called skeptics, caution lights called family and a flat tire called a job. But, if you have a spare tire called deter...mination, an engine called perseverance, insurance called faith and a driver called Jesus, you will make it to the place of success.

  • The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

  • The strength of the pack lies with its leader, and the strength of the leader lies with its pack.

  • The sun always rises, even if the clouds may hide it's rays.

  • The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it.

  • The true creator is necessity, which is the mother of invention.

  • The way to keep a trail alive is to walk upon it.

  • There are four things that you cannot recover in life:
          (1) The Stone............after it's thrown,
          (2) The Word............after it's said,
          (3) The Occasion.......after it's missed, and
          (4) The Time.............after it's gone.

  • There are many more dimensions to victory than winning alone.

  • There is a difference between happy people and cheerful people; happy people have few worries, cheerful people have many cares and worries, but remain cheerful in spite of them.

  • There is something wrong with your character when opportunity controls your loyalty.

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

  • There is no wisdom greater than kindness.

  • The sun always rises, even if clouds may hide its rays.

  • The three emotions that adversely affect happiness:
    1. Worry - is future events Which may or may not happen.
    2. Self Pity - present events. Example: feeling sorry for oneself with life's situation.
    3. Complaining - is about past events which you can probably NOT change.

  • They call it a family tree because, if you look hard enough, you'll always find some sap in it.

  • Three Ways To Fail At Everything In Life:
    1. Complain about everything.
    2. Blame others for your problems.
    3. Never be grateful.

  • Time is not something we should take, it is something we should make.

  • Tolerance is the last virtue of a completely corrupt society.
    Tolerance is the last virtue of a dying nation.

  • Too many generals are taking orders from their privates. (General David Petraeus November infidelity scandal)

  • Too much thought can slow down accomplishment.

  • True talent is humble, because true talent is grateful.

  • War is when your government tells you who the enemy is. Revolution is when you figure it out for yourself.

  • We are all three people. (1) We are who we think we are. (2) We are who others think we are. and (3) We are who we truly are. Rarely, if ever, are all three in alignment.

  • We don't appreciate advice until we have made all the mistakes ourselves.

  • We judge others by their actions and we judge ourselves by our intentions.

  • We never have to repent for having eaten too little.

  • Well behaved women seldom make history.

  • What good does it do to walk into a forest, unless upon your return, you can take another person with you by your words alone.

  • Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of shit.
    Women are Angels. And when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly...usually on a broomstick.

  • When I die, I want to die like my grandmother who died peacefully in her sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in her car.

  • When life passes before your eyes, make sure it's fun to watch.
    Also: When your life flashes before your eyes, make sure you've got plenty to watch. (Advertisement for the MGM Grand Hotel)

  • When you give up on that which you love, that which you love will be taken away.

  • When you're going through difficulty and wonder where God is, remember the Teacher is always quiet during the test.

  • Why does power, when bestowed on a person, so often change them?

  • You are never too old to gain wisdom or act like a fool.

  • You can afford to lose more good deals than you can afford to make bad ones.

  • You can't control everything that happens to you, but you can control how you respond to it.

  • You can't make the same mistake twice; the second time you do it is a choice.

  • You know what you are committed to by the results.

  • You know you are getting old, when everything either dries up, or leaks.

  • You look like menopause hit you hard, and then dragged you another 50 yards.

  • You should only speak if you can improve upon the silence.

  • Your breath is so bad that I don't know whether to give you gum or toilet paper.

  • You will spend a lifetime learning how to live a lifetime.

  • You're best stories will come from your struggles. The seeds of your successes are in your failures. Your praises will be birthed from your pains. Keep standing. I have never seen a storm last forever. Seasons change.

Thoughts On Marriage

  • A foolish husband says to his wife, "Honey, you stick to the washin', ironin', cookin', and scrubbin'. No wife of mine is gonna work."

  • A wife is someone who'll stand by you through all the trouble you wouldn't have had if you'd stayed single.

  • Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.

  • How are women like a hurricane? They come in wet and wild and when they leave, they take your house and car.

  • I have had a month of wedded bliss. Problem is that I have been married for 20 years.

  • I never knew what happiness was until I got married. Then it was too late.

  • I think, therefore I'm single.

  • If a man has enough horse sense to treat his wife like a thoroughbred, she will never turn into an old nag.

  • If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?

  • In my house I'm the boss, my wife is just the decision maker.

  • Love may be blind but marriage is a real eye-opener!

  • Many girls like to marry a military man - he can cook, sew, and make beds, and is in good health, and he's already used to taking orders.

  • Marriage is a three ring circus: engagement ring, wedding ring, and suffering.

  • Marriage is not a word; it is a sentence.

  • Marriage is the process of finding out what kind of person your spouse would have really preferred.

  • Marriage is where one person is always right and the other person is the husband.

  • Men always have the last word, and it's "Yes, Dear."

  • On anniversaries, the wise husband always forgets the past - but never the present.

  • The bonds of matrimony are a good investment, only when the interest is kept up.

  • Then there was a man who said, "I never knew what real happiness was until I got married; by then it was too late."

  • Too many couples marry for better or for worse, but not for good.

  • Trouble in marriage often starts when a man gets so busy earnin' his salt, that he forgets his sugar.

  • When a man marries a woman, they become one; but the trouble starts when they try to decide which one.

  • When a man opens the door of his car for his wife, you can be sure of one thing: either the car is new or the wife is.

  • When a woman steals your husband, there is no better revenge than to let her keep him.

  • Whether a man winds up with a nest egg, or a goose egg, depends a lot on the kind of chick he marries.

  • Why is divorce so expensive? Because it's worth it.

  • Albert Einstein - Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.

  • Ambrose Bierce - Love is temporary insanity curable by marriage.

  • Coleridge - The most happy marriage I can picture would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.

  • David Bissonette - I recently read that love is entirely a matter of chemistry. That must be why my wife treats me like toxic waste.

  • George Burns - Do you know what it means to come home at night to a woman who'll give you a little love, a little affection, a little tenderness? It means you're in the wrong house, that's what it means.

  • George Burns - Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close knit family in another city.

  • Jimmy Durante - My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe.

  • Milton Berle - A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong.

  • Patrick Murray - I've had bad luck with both my wives. The first one left me and the second one didn't.

  • Rodney Dangerfield - My wife and I were happy for 20 years - then we met.

  • Zsa Zsa Gabor - A man is incomplete until he is married. After that, he is finished.

Vergil (70-19 B.C.)

  • They can conquer who believe they can.

Vermont Proverb

  • You can sheer a sheep many times, but you can only skin him once.

Vernon Howard

  • You have succeeded in life when all you really WANT is only what you really NEED.

Victor Starr

  • Focus on what leader you want and it will manifest it self. Focusing on what you don't want is toxic.

Vince Lombardi - US football coach (1913 - 1970)

  • Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off the goal.

Vironika Tugaleva

  • A healthy mind observes and questions itself. This is the path to inner peace and happiness. Don't believe everything you think.

Vince Lombardi

  • The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

Viscount Melbourne

  • I wish I was as cocksure of anything as Tom Macaulay is of everything.

Voltaire (1694-1778)

  • Anything too stupid to be said is sung.

  • All men are born with a nose and ten fingers, but no one was born with a knowledge of God.

  • All murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.

  • All the reasonings of men are not worth one sentiment of women.

  • An ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.

  • Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.

  • A witty saying proves nothing.

  • Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.

  • Chance is a word void of sense; nothing can exist without a cause.

  • Common sense is not so common.

  • In general the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. (1764)

  • The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.

  • To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.

Voltairine de Cleyre

  • So long as the people care to not exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious, and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.

W.C. Fields

  • I never drink water, fish fornicate in it.

Wally "Famous" Amos

  • Success comes in a can...I can!

Walt Disney

  • It's kind of fun to do the impossible.

Walt Whitman (1819-1892)

  • Charity and personal force are the only investments worth anything.

Walter Bagehot

  • The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

Warren Buffet - The Oracle of Omaha, Investor and Philanthropist.

  • I want to give my kids just enough so that they would feel that they could do anything, but not so much that they would feel like doing nothing.

Warren Hutcherson

  • In elementary school, in case of fire you have to line up quietly in a single file line from smallest to tallest. What is the logic? Do tall people burn slower?

W.C. Fields

  • I never drink water. Fish do terrible things it.

Whitney Young, Jr.

  • It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.

William Arthur Ward

  • The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

William Booth

  • It's impossible to comfort men's hearts with the love of God when their feet are perishing with cold.

William James (1842-1910)

  • Do at least two things every day that you don't want to do, for the very reason that you don't want to do them.

  • The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

  • The greatest discovery of my generation is finding that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.

William Jennings Bryan

  • Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.

William Penn

  • Those who will not be governed by God, will be ruled by tyrants.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

  • To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first.

  • What win I, if I gain the thing I seek? A dream, a breath, a froth of fleeting joy. Who buys a minute's mirth to wail a week? Or sells eternity to get a toy? For one sweet grape who will the vine destroy? Or what fond beggar, but to touch the crown, Would with the sceptre straight be strucken down? (The Rape of Lucrece)

William E. Simon

  • Infinitely more important than sharing one's material wealth is sharing the wealth of ourselves -- our time and energy, our passion and commitment, and, above all, our love.

William Arthur Ward

  • Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

Winnie the Poo

  • If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.

Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

  • Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.

  • Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened.

  • Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery...

  • The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.

  • The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; the optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.

  • We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.

  • We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.

  • You have enemies? Good! That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.

Wise Sayings from the Orient

  • By much falling the child learns to walk.

  • Culture in a man is better than gold.

  • For much wood a little fire suffices.

  • For the blind in mind there is no physician.

  • He who is drowned is not troubled by the rain.

  • Love takes no advice.

  • Speak in the night where there is no owl.

  • The tribute to learning is teaching.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

  • I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame, I simply follow my own feelings.

Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924)

  • The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.

  • You are not here merely to make a living. You are here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, and with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. You impoverish yourself if you forget this errand.

Woody Allen

  • I am not afraid of death, I just don't want to be there when it happens.

Wyatt Earp

  • Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.

Wyatt Webb

  • You are 100 percent responsible for 50 percent of any relationship.


  • No Entries

Yiddish Proverb

  • He that can't endure the bad will not live to see the good.

Yogi Berra

  • When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Zig Ziglar

  • I'm so optimistic I'd go after Moby Dick in a row boat and take the tartar sauce with me.

  • Most of us would be upset If we were accussed of being 'silly', It comes from the old English word 'seilig' and it's literal definition is 'to be blessed, happy, healthy and prosperous.'

  • The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want the most for what you want now.

  • The only thing worse than training employees and losing them is not training your employees and keeping them.

  • You cannot tailor make your situation in life, but you can tailor make your attitudes to fit those situations.

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