Growing wiser on the wisdom (or stupidity) of others
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Tuesday, December 31, 2002

"Why put off until tomorrow what you can forget to do today?" -- Gigi Vorgan

"My doctor says too much sex can cause memory loss. Now, what was I about to say?" -- Milton Berle

"I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol." -- Steven Wright

"If I'd known how old I was going to be I'd have taken better care of myself." -- Adolph Zukor, founder of Paramount Pictures, before his 100th birthday

"I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught." -- Winston Churchill

"Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

"Pressure and stress are the common cold of the psyche." -- Andrew Denton

"Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler." -- Albert Einstein

"When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it happened or not." -- Mark Twain

"I have a photographic memory, but once in a while I forget to take off the lens cap." -- Milton Berle

"Lionel Hampton is gone, but his vibes ring on." -- Dave Barry

"Remembrance is the secret of reconciliation." -- Rudolf Scharping

Monday, December 30, 2002

"I used to know a clever toast,
But pshaw! I cannot think of it --
So fill your glass to anything
And, bless your souls, I'll drink to it!"

-- Wallace Irwin

"In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want." -- Traditional Irish toast

"Stir the eggnog, lift the toddy, Happy New Year, everybody." -- Phyllis McGinley

"Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter,
Sermons and soda-water the day after."
-- Lord Byron

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Ben Franklin

"Beginning reform is beginning revolution." -- Duke of Wellington

Sunday, December 29, 2002

"Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born." -- Dr. Dale E. Turner

"To cherish what remains of the earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival." -- Wendell Berry

"We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; other we harden." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Saturday, December 28, 2002

"The fate of a nation has often depended upon the good or bad digestion of a prime minister." -- Voltaire

"One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." -- Andre Cole

"One ought every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if it were possible to speak a few reasonable words." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"It is necessary to hope... for hope itself is happiness." -- Samuel Johnson

"Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue." -- Izaak Walton

"It takes time to save time." -- Joe Taylor

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

"Quality of life depends on what happens in the space between stimulus and response." -- Stephen R. Covey

"The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine." -- Mike Murdock

"So of cheerfulness, or a good temper -- the more it is spent, the more it remains." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice." -- George Eliot

"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement." -- Foster C. McClellan

Tuesday, December 24, 2002

"The great proof of madness is the disproportion of one's designs to one's means." -- Napoleon I

Monday, December 23, 2002

"Health and cheerfulness mutually beget each other." -- Joseph Addison

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler." -- Henry David Thoreau

"Awaken your sense, your intuition, your desires. Awaken the parts of yourself that have been sleeping. Life is a dream, and to live it, you must be awake." -- Rachel Snyder

"True life is lived when tiny changes occur." -- Leo Tolstoy

Saturday, December 21, 2002

"Inexperience is what makes a young man do what an older man says is impossible." -- Herbert V. Prochnow

"The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators." -- Edward Gibbon

Friday, December 20, 2002

"Time is what prevents everything from happening at once." -- John Archibald Wheeler

Thursday, December 19, 2002

"Statesmen rise and fall on the smallest of actions." -- Mark Helprin

The Neal Boortz Great Quotes Page!

"Imagination and fiction make up more than three quarters of our real life." -- Simone Weil

Wednesday, December 18, 2002

''This just further proves that there is a fine line between stupid and clever.'' -- filmmaker Rob Reiner, after his mockumentary 'This is Spinal Tap' was added to the National Film Registry

"A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of fools blurts out folly." -- Proverbs 12:23 (NIV)

"A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions." -- Proverbs 18:2 (NIV)

Graham's Homepage for Quotes

"Men's maxims reveal their characters." -- Vauvenargues

"Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired." -- Jules Renard

"The blossom cannot tell what becomes of its odor; and no man can tell what becomes of his influence." -- Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)

"If an idea's worth having once, it's worth having twice." -- Tom Stoppard

Tuesday, December 17, 2002

Google Search: alt.quotations

"We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson, from The Conduct of Life

"A holiday gives one a chance to look backward and forward, to reset oneself by an inner compass." -- May Sarton

"Death lies heavily on him who, while to well known to everyone else, dies unknown to himself." -- Seneca

"The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness." -- Eric Hoffer

"There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept." -- Ansel Adams

"What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner." -- Colette

"Take the gentle path." -- George Herbert

"The greatest thing a human being ever does in this world is to see something... To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, all in one." -- John Ruskin

"The eyes of my eyes are opened." -- e.e cummings

"Go forth to meet the shadowy Future without fear and with a manly heart." -- Henry W. Longfellow

"Read not to contradict nor to believe, but to weigh and consider." -- Francis Bacon

"Leaves—we cannot have, sky—we cannot have, But there is so much we can have—to embrace tenderly in a darkened room." -- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Monday, December 16, 2002

"If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people." -- Virginia Woolf

Friday, December 13, 2002

"A loud voice cannot compete with a clear voice, even if it's a whisper." -- Barry Neil Kaufman

"If you have but one wish, let it be for an idea." -- Percy Sutton

"Invest yourself in everything you do. There's fun in being serious." -- Wynton Marsalis

"High station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace." -- Tennessee Williams

"In politics, there's a fine line between too much conviction and too little." -- Robert J. Samuelson

"Civilization no longer needs to open up wilderness; it needs wilderness to open up the still largely unexplored human mind." -- David Rains Wallace

"The future is made of the same stuff as the present." -- Simone Weil

Thursday, December 12, 2002

"Liberty is to Science what air is to the animal." -- Jules Henri Poincaré

"Slaying the dragon of delay is no sport for the short-winded." -- Sandra Day O'Connor

"It is books that are a key to the wide world; if you can't do anything else, read all that you can." -- Jane Hamilton

"The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life." -- Muhammad Ali

"Successful people are very lucky. Just ask any failure." -- Michael Levine

"Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck -- but most of all, endurance." -- James Baldwin

"Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please." -- Mark Twain

"Statesmen rise and fall on the smallest of actions." -- Mark Helprin

Wednesday, December 11, 2002

"Tyranny is always better organized than freedom." -- Charles Pierre Péguy

Tuesday, December 10, 2002

"The most difficult secret for a man to keep is his own opinion of himself." -- Marcel Pagnol

Monday, December 09, 2002

Cool! Another "quotes" blog.

"In the end, you're measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish." -- Donald Trump

"It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time." -- Winston Churchill

"Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got." -- Janis Joplin

"How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something, but to be someone." -- Coco Chanel

Saturday, December 07, 2002

"Leadership is accomplishing more than the science of management says is possible." -- Author Unknown

"Form and function are a unity, two sides of one coin. In order to enhance function, appropriate form must exist or be created." -- Ida P. Rolf

"We can do anything we want to if we stick to it long enough." -- Helen Keller

"It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives." -- Unknown

"Everything that is beautiful and noble is the product of reason and calculation." -- Charles Baudelaire

"The big won't beat the small -- the fast will beat the slow." -- John Chambers

"There are years that ask questions and years that answer." -- Zora Neale Hurston

"I have made my world and it is a much better world than I ever saw outside." -- Louise Nevelson

"Our glory is we had such friends." -- William Butler Yeats, The Municipal Gallery Revisited

Wednesday, December 04, 2002

Blogging the Christian Internet


The latest Internet for Christians newsletter has a section about Christian blogging. is mentioned. My weblogs

are a part of that community.

"The events of our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves, they find their own order." -- Eudora Welty

"Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction." -- Erich Fromm

"Goodness is the only investment that never fails." -- Henry David Thoreau

"I'm an optimist, but I'm an optimist who takes his raincoat." -- Harold Wilson

"Remember -- you are your own doctor when it comes to having cold feet." -- found at the doctor's office

Tuesday, December 03, 2002

"One imagines the birth of happiness to be accompanied by some great spectacular upheaval. One can imagine it flowering in the most luxurious setting. Yet happiness is born of a trifle, feeds on nothing." -- Mariama Bâ

Monday, December 02, 2002

"Movements born in hatred very quickly take on the characteristics of the thing they oppose." -- J. S. Habgood

"Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem -- in my opinion -- to characterize our age." -- Albert Einstein

"The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware -- joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware." -- Henry Miller

"Never confuse movement with action." -- Ernest Hemingway

"They might be giants, and we might be pygmies; but we stand on the shoulders of giants, so we can see further." -- Sir Isaac Newton


Definitely something to add to the 'To Do List'.

"Everything is created twice -- first mentally, then physically." -- Greg Anderson

"Parties who want milk should not seat themselves on a stool in the middle of the field in hope that a cow will back up to them." -- Elbert Hubbard

"Failures don't plan to fail; they fail to plan." -- Harvey Mackay

"Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you." -- Carl Gustav Jung

Wednesday, November 27, 2002

"Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue to exist, a wonderful living side by side can grow up, if they succeed in loving the distance between them." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

"Truthfulness so often goes with ruthlessness." -- Dodie Smith

Monday, November 25, 2002

"This is your life, your one and only life - so take excellence very personally." -- Scott Johnson

"Can you stop viewing the world through I-glasses?" -- from, The Portable 7 Habits

"I am he as you are we and we are all together." -- John Lennon and Paul McCartney

Thursday, November 21, 2002

"There can be no progress if people have no faith in tomorrow." -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Wednesday, November 20, 2002

"If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory." -- William Hazlitt

Tuesday, November 19, 2002

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." -- Ben Franklin

"Dialogue cannot create the need to change, but it certainly facilitates the process of change." -- Edgar H. Schein

Monday, November 18, 2002

"Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it." -- Confucius

"Lateral thinking is a way of using information in order to bring about creativity." -- Edward de Bono

"To decide to be at the level of choice is to take responsibility for your life and to be in control of your life." -- Abbie M. Dale

"Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few things in this world that you get free of charge. If you had all the money in this world, you couldn't buy an extra hour. What will you with this priceless treasure?" -- Anthony Robbins

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

Friday, November 15, 2002

"People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be." -- Harvey Mackay

"One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us." -- Michael Cibenko

"The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end." -- Leon Trotsky

"It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end." -- Ursula K. LeGuin

"To affect the quality of the day, that is the higher of arts." -- Henry David Thoreau

"The body is shaped, disciplined, honored, and in time, trusted." -- Martha Graham

"Undoubtedly, we become what we envisage." -- Claude M. Bristol

Monday, November 11, 2002

”…Five hundred twenty-five thousand journeys to plan. Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes, how do you measure the life of a woman or man?” -- Jonathan Larson, Rent

”Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” -- Simone de Beauvoir, Author

”It’s a bad plan that admits of no modification.” -- Publius Syrus, Writer

Thursday, November 07, 2002

"In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and the highest responsibilty anyone could have." -- Lee Iacocca

Interesting Quote found at The Job Hunter's Bible:

"Know then thyself; presume not the Web to scan, until you know what you love to do, and have evolved a plan." - Richard Nelson Bolles (with apologies to Alexander Pope)

also posted to Get That Job! - a job hunting resource

Wednesday, November 06, 2002

"You only live once -- but if you work it right, once is enough." -- Joe E. Lewis

"I want to put a ding in the universe." -- Steve Jobs

"It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterward." -- Baltasar Gracian

"A perfect method for adding drama to life is to wait until the dealine looms large." -- Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby

"Management by objectives works if you first think through your objectives. Ninety percent of the time you haven't." -- Peter F. Drucker

"The greatest discovery of our generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude." -- William James

"History must repeat itself because we pay such little attention to it the first time." -- Blackie Sherrod

"How can you say luck and chance are the same thing? Chance is the first step you take, luck is what comes afterwards." -- Amy Tan

Wednesday, October 30, 2002

"If you do not raise your eyes you will think that you are at the highest point." -- Antonio Porchia

"Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life interesting." -- L. M. Montgomery

"Procrastination is the thief of time." -- Edward Young

"Order is the shape upon which beauty depends." -- Pearl S. Buck

"Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment." -- Oprah Winfrey

"It's character that communicates most eloquently." -- Stephen R. Covey, from Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

"Fear is static that prevents me from hearing myself." -- Samuel Butler

Monday, October 28, 2002

"We boast our light; but if we look not wisely on the sun itself; it smites us into darkness." -- John Milton

"When you don't know what you want, you often end up where you don't want to be." -- Bob Greene

"We are all pilgrims on the same journey -- but some pilgrims have better road maps." -- Nelson DeMille

"Seek to make thy course regular, that men may know beforehand what they may expect." -- Francis Bacon

"Seeing's believing, but seeing's the truth." -- Thomas Fuller

"Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason." -- Jerry Seinfeld

"The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be rurned into momentum." -- Frances Willard

"Behold, I do not give lectures or a little charity,
When I give I give to myself."
-- Walt Whitman

Wednesday, October 23, 2002

"A window of opportunity won't open itself." -- Dave Weinbaum

"In my life's chain of events nothing was accidental. Everything happened according to an inner need." -- Hannah Senesh

"The manner of giving is worth more than the gift." -- Pierre Corneille

"I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them." -- George Bernard Shaw

"Praise out of season, or tactlessly bestowed, can freeze the heart as much as blame." -- Pearl S. Buck

"The habit of being uniformly considerate toward others will bring increased happiness to you." -- Grenville Kleiser

"I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when looked at in the right way, did not become still more complicated." -- Paul Anderson

"A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference." -- A.A. Milne, from The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh

"If you want to know where the apathy is, you're probably sitting on it." -- Florynce R. Kennedy

Monday, October 21, 2002

"The family is one of nature's masterpieces." -- George Santayana

"Hope is itself a species happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords." -- Samuel Johnson

"Remembrance is the secret of reconciliation." -- Rudolf Scharping

"It is never any good dwelling on goodbyes. It is not the being together that it prolongs, it is the parting." -- Elizabeth Charlotte Lucy Bibescu

Injustice is a Threat to Justice

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." -- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, October 19, 2002

"Just when you think that a person is just a backdrop for the rest of the universe, watch them and see that they laugh, they cry, they tell jokes ... they're just friends waiting to be made." -- Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein

"The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident." -- Charles Lamb

"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"One is never as happy or as unhappy as one thinks." -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"A friend is, as it were, a second self." -- Cicero

Friday, October 18, 2002

"There can be no real freedom without the freedom to fail." -- Eric Hoffer

"The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression." -- W. E. B. Du Bois

"A fool sees not the same tree a wise man sees." -- William Blake

Thursday, October 17, 2002

"The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone." -- Harriet Beecher Stowe

"Nothing is more vulgar than haste." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The only way to help yourself is to help others." -- Elbert Hubbard

"It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well." -- Descartes

"Beginning reform is beginning revolution." -- Duke of Wellington

Wednesday, October 16, 2002

"Reform must come from within, not from without. You cannot legislate for virtue." -- James Cardinal Gibbons

"Gratitude is the memory of the heart." -- Jean Baptiste Massieu

"It is not enough to do good; one must do it the right way." -- John Morley

"Silence may be as variously shaded as speech." -- Edith Wharton

"Hard work never killed a man but it sure has scared a lot of them." -- Author Unknown

"The best of healers is good cheer." -- Pindar

Tuesday, October 15, 2002

"The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience." -- Harper Lee

"Invention breeds invention." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Work | "Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed." -- William Cowper

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." -- Aesop

"And God, who studies each separate soul,
Out of commonplace lives makes His beautiful whole."

-- Susan Coolidge

Sunday, October 13, 2002

"Don't wait for your 'ship to come in,' and feel angry and cheated when it doesn't. Get going with something small." -- Norman Vincent Peale

"A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction." -- Nathaniel L. Branden

"If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective-expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own." -- Stephen R. Covey

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it." -- Helen Keller

"An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness." -- Elbert Hubbard

"Science is the topography of ignorance." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

"The world of poetry, mythology, and religion represents the world as a man would like to have it, while science represents the world as he gradually comes to discover it." -- Joseph Wood Krutch

"Rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions." -- Psalm 35:17

"Each of us wages a private battle each day between the grand fantasies we have for ourselves and what actually happens." -- Cathy Guisewite, creator of the comic strip Cathy

Thursday, October 10, 2002

"Einstein said that if quantum mechanics is right, then the world is crazy. Well, Einstein was right. The world is crazy." -- Daniel Greenberger

Writing | "If a writer has to rob his mother, he will not hesitate; the 'Ode to a Graecian Urn' is worth any number of old ladies." -- William Faulkner

" the irrepressible revolutionist." -- Wallace Stevens

"When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all." -- Edward O. Wilson

Wednesday, October 09, 2002

"Fact of the matter is, there is no hip world. There is no straight world. There's a world, you see, which has people in it who believe in a variety of different things." -- Frank Zappa

"When you blame others, you give up a perfect opportunity to change." -- Stephen R. Covey

"Man is not merely the sum of his masks. Behind the shifting face of personality is a hard nugget of self, a genetic gift." -- Camille Paglia

Monday, October 07, 2002

"The true wonder of the world is available everywhere, in the minutest parts of our bodies, in the vast expanses of the cosmos, and in the interconnectedness of these and all things." -- Michael Stark

Procrastination | "The only way to get myself moving on things I've been putting off is to logically think through the negative consequences that have resulted when I've procrastinated about something similar in the past. If the negative consequences were disproportionately large compared to actually doing the damn thing, then I can get myself to do it." -- Hal F., executive coach

"Rain is grace; rain is the sky condescending to the earth; without rain there would be no life." -- John Updike

"Reason must sit at the knee of instinct and learn reverence for the miraculous instinctual capacity for creation." -- Jonathan Schell

"A tragic irony of life is that we so often achieve success or financial independence after the reason for which we sought it has passed." -- Ellen Glasgow

Sunday, October 06, 2002

"I don't know how it is that you start working at something that you don't like, and before you know it you're an old man." -- Herman Mankiewicz

"We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time."

-- T. S. Eliot

"It is the soul's duty to be loyal to its own desires. It must abandon itself to its master passion." -- Rebecca West

"Whenever I write anything that sets up controversy its meaning is distorted almost instantly. Even the editorial writers of newspapers seem to be unable to understand the plainest sentence." -- H.L. Mencken (from Russ Kick's website)

Writing | "An unlearned carpenter of my acquaintance once said, 'There is very little difference between one man and another; but what little there is, is very important.' This distinction seem to me to go to the root of the matter." -- Henry James

Saturday, October 05, 2002

"Let us treat men and women well; treat them as if they were real. Perhaps they are." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Fame is proof that people are gullible." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Humility | "Looking foolish does the spirit good. The need not to look foolish is one of youth's many burdens; as we get older we are exempted from more and more." -- John Updike

"A letter has a dignity unequaled by electronic correspondence, and quality stationery further elevates its importance." -- Peter Post, from The Etiquette Advantage In Business, by Peggy Post and Peter Post

Writing | "While many things are too strange to be believed, nothing is too strange to have happened." -- Thomas Hardy

"Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them." -- Russell H. Conwell

"Men weary as much of not doing the things they want to do as of doing the things they do not want to do." -- Eric Hoffer

"We are compelled to drive toward total knowledge, right down to the levels of the neuron and the gene. When we have progressed enough to explain ourselves in these mechanistic terms...the result might be hard to accept." -- Edward O. Wilson

"A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour." -- Elbert Hubbard

"All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy." -- Ernest Dimmet

"Atoms for peace. Man is still the greatest miracle and the greatest problem on this earth." -- David Sarnoff

"The art of leadership is to work with the natural grain of the particular wood of humanity which comes to hand." -- John Adair

"Don't be defeated by a self-fulfilling prophecy that your interruptions can't be controlled." -- Jack D. Ferner

Thursday, October 03, 2002

Writing | "There are no dull subjects.
There are only dull writers."
-- H. L. Mencken

Writing | "The immature poet steals; the mature poet plagiarizes." -- T. S. Eliot

Writing | "Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal." -- Lionel Trilling

"It is character that communicates most eloquently." -- Stephen R. Covey, from The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Writing | "And much of Madness, and more of Sin,
And Horror the soul of Plot."

-- Edgar Allan Poe

"Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose." -- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"Today we come across an individual who behaves like an automaton, who does not know or understand himself, and the only person that he knows is the person that he is supposed to be, whose meaningless chatter has replaced communicative speech, whose synthetic smile has replaced genuine laughter, and whose sense of dull despair has taken the place of genuine pain. Two statements may be said concerning this individual. One is that he suffers from defects of spontaneity and individuality which may seem to be incurable. At the same time it may be said of him he does not differ essentially from the millions of the rest of us who walk upon this earth." -- Erich Fromm

"Utility is the great idol of the age, to which all powers must do service and all talents swear allegiance." -- Fredrich von Schiller

"He pasted picture postcards around goldfish bowls to make the goldfish think they were going places." -- Fred Allen

"I don't think I've used a hanger in my entire life. I have always enjoyed living in my own debris." -- Steven Spielberg

"We sleep in separate rooms, we have dinner apart, we take separate vacations -- we're doing everything we can to keep our marriage together." -- Rodney Dangerfield

Wednesday, October 02, 2002

Writing | "Adam was the only man who, when he said a good thing, knew that nobody had said it before him." -- Mark Twain

"Every government is run by liars, and nothing they say should be believed." -- legendary investigative journalist I.F. Stone (from Russ Kick's website)

"We have too many men of science, too few men of God. We have grasped the mystery of the atom, and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we do about peace, more about killing than we do about living." -- Gen. Omar Bradley

Writing | "The mystery story is really two stories in one: the story of what happened and the story of what appeared to happen." -- Mary Roberts Rinehart

"A man finds joy in giving an apt reply -- and how good is a timely word!" -- Proverbs 15:23

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

"Never pretend to be someone you're not. And whatever you do, don't be a mystery to people." -- Eunice Azzani

Tuesday, October 01, 2002

"Love - the feeling - is a fruit of love, the verb." -- Stephen R. Covey

"There can be no friendship without confidence and no confidence without integrity." -- Samuel Johnson

"It is impossible for us to break the law. We can only break ourselves against the law." -- Cecil B. DeMille

Writing | "The English country gentleman galloping after a fox -- the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable." -- Oscar Wilde

"We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking only to learn that it is God shaking them." -- Charles West

Monday, September 30, 2002

"If people would dare to speak to one another unreservedly, there would be a good deal less sorrow in the world a hundred years hence." -- Samuel Butler

"The next time you are called to suffer, pay attention. It may be the closest you'll ever get to God." -- Max Lucado

"Children are the most reasonable people I know. Their days are spent trying to make sense of the world, searching for meaning, figuring things out." -- Raffi, children's entertainer, from his autobiography

"Oh, that I had wings like a dove: For then I would fly away, and be at rest." -- Psalm 55:6

"I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go." -- Abraham Lincoln

"Listen to those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who have found it." -- Andre Gide (from Russ Kick's website)

"A poem is energy transferred from where the poet got way of the poem itself to, all the way over to, the reader." -- Charles Olson

Procrastination | "A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice." -- Edgar Watson Howe, American editor and novelist from the early twentieth century.

Writing | "There are only two or three human stories, and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely as if they had never happened before." -- Willa Cather

"What is more dull than a discreet diary? One might as well have a discreet soul!" -- Henry Channon 1897-1958

"Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it." -- Buddha

"You must first be who you really are, then, do what you need to do, in order to have what you want." -- Margaret Young

"I did not wish to take a cabin passage, but rather to go before the mast and on the deck of the world, for there I could best see the moonlight amid the mountains." -- Henry David Thoreau

"Discernment is not a matter of simply telling the difference between right and wrong; rather it is telling the difference between right and almost right." -- Charles Spurgeon

"The need to find meaning... is as real as the need for trust and for love, for relations with other human beings." -- Margaret Mead

"Only when one is connected to one's own core is one connected to others." -- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"O that the spirit could remain tinged but untarnished by its strain!" -- Robert Lowell

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

"If to do were as easy to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces." -- William Shakespeare

Saturday, September 28, 2002

"No new paradigm has ever sprung from the cynicism of arrested imagination. It's true: you won't find a five year-old cynic anywhere." -- Raffi, children's entertainer, from his autobiography

"If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?" -- Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, III, i

"Will and wisdom are both mighty leaders. Our times worship will." -- Clarence Shepard Day

"Thus he who has raised himself above the alms-basket, and not content to live lazily on scraps of begged opinions, sets his own thoughts on work to find and follow truth." -- John Locke

"Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears." -- Barbara Johnson

"I know the answer! The answer lies within the heart of all mankind! The answer is twelve? I think I'm in the wrong building." -- Charles Schulz

Procrastination | "Perhaps the most difficult part of the career planning process for career changers is identifying a target career. Often, adults fell ashamed to admit that they are confused about their career options. They wonder how someone at age 30, 40, or older could still be unsure about what to pursue in terms of a career." -- Dr. David Helfand, Career Change

"The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naive and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who loves his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair." -- H.L. Mencken (from Russ Kick's website)

"Our little time of suffering is not worthy of our first night's welcome home to Heaven." -- Samuel Rutherford

Friday, September 27, 2002

"Self-contempt never inspires lasting change." -- Jane R. Hirschmann and Carol H. Hunter

"I have a feeling I'm falling on rare occasions but most of the time I have my feet on the ground I can't help it if the ground itself is falling." -- Lawrence Ferlinghetti

"Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And departing, leave behind us,
Footprints in the sand of time."

-- Henry W. Longfellow

"Only the heart knows how to find what is precious." -- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you miss all you are traveling for." -- Louis L'Amour

"The real moment of success is not the moment apparent to the crowd." -- George Bernard Shaw

"If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?" -- Anonymous

"Failure after long perseverance is much grander than never to have a striving good enough to be called a failure." -- George Eliot

"Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing." -- Anonymous

"Innovation, everyday entrepreneurship, and creativity are the aims of collaboration." -- Peter Keen

Don DeLillo comparing Europe and America

"I've come to think of Europe as a hardcover book, America as the paperback version." -- Don DeLillo

Writing | "Who is original? Everything that we are doing, everything that we think, exists already, and we are only intermediaries, that's all, who make use of what is in the air." -- Henry Miller

"Y'know, when we're not fighting, we get along just fine." -- The Rockford Files

Thursday, September 26, 2002

"Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change." -- Confucius

"A key to controlling interruptions is being a responsible interrupter." -- Connie Kelly

"Keep falling on your face -- when the fall doesn't hurt anymore you're there." -- Hattie Hill-Storks

Faisal Jawdat's Collection of Quotes

Wednesday, September 25, 2002

"Contemplate the mangled bodies of your countrymen, and then say, 'What should be the reward of such sacrifices?' Bid us and our posterity bow the knee, supplicate the friendship, and plough, and sow, and reap, to glut the avarice of the men who have let loose on us the dogs of war to riot in our blood and hunt us from the face of the earth? If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!"
-- Samuel Adams

"The chain of memory is resurrection." -- Charles Olson

Procrastination | "The single most powerful investment we can ever make in life is investment in ourselves, in the only instrument we have with which to deal with life and to contribute." -- Stephen R. Covey

Fresh Perspective

"When you start using senses you've neglected, your reward is to see the world with completely fresh eyes." -- Barbara Sher

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"People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness." -- John Wanamaker

Writing | "What is character but the determination of incident?
What is incident but the illustration of character?"
-- Henry James

"The life you have led doesn't need to be the only life you have." -- Anna Quindlen

"No cause has he to say his doom is harsh,
Who's made the master of his destiny."

-- Friedrich von Schiller

"The fountain of content must spring up in the mind, and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief he proposes to remove." -- Samuel Johnson

"God, grant me the courage to change the things which can and ought to be changed, the serenity to accept the things which cannot be changed, and the wisdom to know the difference." -- The Serenity Prayer

"By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community." -- Oscar Wilde

"History, although sometimes made up of the few acts of the great, is more often shaped by the many acts of the small." -- Mark Yost

"I don't want to own anything that won't fit into my coffin." -- Fred Allen

"It was a mixed marriage. I'm human, he was Klingon." -- Carol Liefer

Tuesday, September 24, 2002

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower,
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf,
So Eden sank to grief.
So dawn goes down to day,
Nothing gold can stay.

-- Robert Frost

"You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You must want it with an exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the energy that created the world." -- Sheila Graham

"Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"May you look back on the past with as much pleasure as you look forward to the future." -- Paul Dickson

"The mind thinks, not with data, but with ideas whose creation and elaboration cannot be reduced to a set of predictable values." -- Theodore Roszak

"To be a catalyst is the ambition most appropriate for those who see the world as being in constant change, and who, without thinking that they can control it, wish to influence its direction." -- Theodore Zeldin

"The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it: but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it." -- Madame de Stael

"No one can persuade another to change. Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside. We cannot open the gate of another, either by argument or by emotional appeal." -- Marilyn Ferguson

"The basis of optimism is sheer terror." -- Oscar Wilde

"I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat." -- Sir Winston Churchill

"Time is the scarcest resource, and unless it is managed, nothing else can be managed." -- Peter F. Drucker

"I don't know how it happens. My car just drives itself to Neiman-Marcus." -- Victoria Principal

"Have I reached the person to whom I am speaking?" -- Lily Tomlin as "Ernestine"

"The gospel is meant to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." -- Garrison Keillor

"I yield to no one in my admiration for the office as a social centre, but it's no place actually to get any work done." -- Katherine Whitehorn

"I can't help detesting my relations. I suppose it comes from the fact that none of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves." -- Oscar Wilde

"Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you." -- Elbert Hubbard

"Happiness is the sublime moment when you get out of your corsets at night." -- Joyce Grenfell

"I have problems flown in fresh daily wherever I am." -- Richard Lewis

Sunday, September 22, 2002

"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book. I'll waste no time in reading it." -- Anonymous

"Achievement is largely the product of steadily raising one's levels of aspiration and expectation." -- Jack Nicklaus

"I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in fate that falls on them unless they act." -- G. K. Chesterton

"There should be less talk; a preaching point is not a meeting point. What do you do then? Take a broom and clean someone's house. That says enough." -- Mother Teresa

"The first thing is to exaggerate my injuries. Put it on thick, Watson. Lucky if I live the week out -- concussion -- delirium -- what you like! You can't overdo it." -- Sherlock Holmes in Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Adventure of the Illustrious Client"

"The laziest man I ever met put popcorn in his pancakes so that would turn over by themselves." -- W. C. Fields

"There's never time to do it right, but always time to do it over." -- John Meckiman

Saturday, September 21, 2002

"The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of the common man." -- William, Lord Beveridge

"The writer can choose what he writes about, but he cannot choose what he is able to make live." -- Flannery O'Connor

"The commitments we make to ourselves and to others, and our integrity to those commitments, is the essence and clearest manifestation of our proactivity." -- Stephen R. Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, founder of Covey Leadership Center

"Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Success is on the far side of failure." -- T. J. Watson, founder of IBM

"There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living." -- David Starr Jordan

"Patience is more powerful than force." -- Plutarch, Greek Author (46-125 AD)

"It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction." -- Pablo Picasso

"Sometimes you have to put your foot down to get a leg up." -- Dave Weinbaum

"There's no taking trout with dry breeches." -- Miguel de Cervantes

"I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me." -- Fred Allen

"I like talking to a brick wall, it's the only thing in the world that never contradicts me." -- Oscar Wilde

"My whole life is in a constant state of disarray, and the one thing that doesn't change is the workout... If you're feeling depressed about something, you get on the Lifecycle and you forget it." -- Madonna

"Trust in Allah, but tie your camel." -- Arabian proverb

Thursday, September 19, 2002

"Thou art become (O worst imprisonment!)
The dungeon of thyself."

-- John Milton

"Sometime in your life you will go on a journey. It will be the longest journey you have ever taken. It is the journey to find yourself." -- Katherine Sharp

"He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt, and his only mission each time he went up was to come down alive." -- Joseph Heller

"The relationships we have with the world are largely determined by the relationships we have with ourselves." -- Greg Anderson

"Systems governed by only one set of rules are more vulnerable than those with variety." -- Geoff Mulgan

"It's ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you handle it." -- Anonymous

"One of the best ways to win any game is to write the rules." -- Michael S. Malone

RazorMouth | Cutting-Edge Christianity - Jots and Tittles

Wednesday, September 18, 2002

"Everything is always impossible before it works. That is what entrepreneurs are all about -- doing what people have told them is impossible." -- Hunt Greene

"Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the worl is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and Determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and will always solve the problems of the human race." -- Calvin Coolidge

"The only question left to be settled now is: Are women persons? And I hardly believe any of our opponents have the hardihood to say they are not." -- Susan B. Anthony - 1873

Hardihood (n.) audacity, boldness, endurance, courage

Become the Change

"We must become the change we want to see in the world." -- Mohandas K. Gandhi

"Sometimes the LORD calms the storm; sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child." -- Anonymous

"Men fear silence like they fear solitude because both give them a glimpse of the terror of life's nothingness." -- Andre Maurois

"Planning is as natural to the process of success as its absence is to the process of failure." -- Robin Sieger

Tuesday, September 17, 2002

"You can fool too many of the people too much of the time." -- James Thurber

"There is only one journey -- going inside yourself." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

"The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you're still a rat." -- Lily Tomlin

"I suppose one of the reasons why I grew up feeling the need to cause laughter was perpetual fear of being its unwitting object." -- Clive James

"Puritanism: the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy." -- H. L. Mencken

"Our aspirations are our possibilities." -- Samuel Johnson

"Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed." -- UNESCO Constitution, 1945

Happy Birthday to You!

"If you'd never been born, well what would you be?
You might be a fish! Or a toad in a tree!
You might be a door knob! Or three baked potatoes!
You might be a bag full of hard green tomatoes!
Or worse than all that... why, you might be a
A Wasn't has no fun at all. No, he doesn't.
A Wasn't just isn't. He just isn't present.
But you... you ARE YOU! And now, isn't that pleasant!"

-- Dr. Seuss, from Happy Birthday To You!

"What do you mean we don't communicate? Just yesterday I faxed you a reply to the recorded message you left on the answering machine." -- Anonymous

"A friend knows how to allow for mere quantity in your talk, and only replies to quality." -- Anonymous

"Basically, I believe the world is a jungle, and if it's not a bit of a jungle in the home, a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside world." -- Bette Davis

"Some people have built-in filters that screen out the boos and amplify the hurrahs. These are the people that never know when they're in trouble." -- Roger Von Oech

"The trouble with life in the fast lane is that you get to the other end in an awful hurry." -- John Jensen

"I play a musical instrument some, but only for my own amazement." -- Fred Allen

"The advantage of being ADD is you never stay focused on one thing long enough to get depressed." -- Don Taylor, ADDult

"I don't believe; I know." -- Carl Jung

"Better to live on a corner of the roof
than share a house with a quarrelsome wife."
-- Proverbs 21:9

"A foolish son is his father's ruin,
and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping."
-- Proverbs 19:13

Monday, September 16, 2002

"Emotional maturity is the ability to express one's own feelings and convictions balanced with consideration for the thoughts and feelings of others." -- Hrand Saxenian

"Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things... I am tempted to think... there are no little things." -- Bruce Barton

"Some day, in the years to come, you will be wrestling with the great temptation, or trembling under the great sorrow of your life. But the real struggle is here, now... Now it is being decided whether, in the day of your supreme sorrow or temptation, you shall miserably fail or gloriously conquer. Character cannot be made except by a steady, long continued process." -- Phillips Brooks

"Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"You cannot play with the animal in you without becoming wholly animal, play with falsehood without forfeiting your right to truth, play with cruelty without losing your sensitivity of mind. He who wants to keep his garden tidy doesn't reserve a plot for weeds." -- Dag Hammarskjold

"It is noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses." -- Dag Hammarskjold, former Secretary-General of the United Nations

"The heart has its reasons which reason knows not of." -- Blaise Pascal

"I take as my guide the hope of a saint:
in crucial things, unity --
in important things, diversity --
in all things, generosity."

-- President George H. W. Bush, Inaugural Address

"That which is most personal is most general." -- Carl Rogers

"Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could get through Congress today? It wouldn't even get out of committee." -- F. Lee Bailey

"How can we remember our ignorance, which our growth requires, when we are using our knowledge all the time?" -- Henry David Thoreau

"It would be very interesting to preserve photographically not the stages, but the metamorphoses of a picture. Possibly one might then discover the path followed by the brain in materializing a dream." -- Pablo Picasso

"While there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; while there is a soul in prison, I am not free." -- Eugene Debs

"I used to sell furniture for a living. The trouble was, it was my own." -- Les Dawson

"Conviction is the conscience of intellect." -- Sebastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort

"It is the awareness of unfulfilled desires which gives a nation the feeling that it has a mission and a destiny." -- Eric Hoffer

"There is no shortage of good days. It is good lives that are hard to come by." -- Annie Dillard

"By perseverance the snail reached the ark." -- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"Do what you love, and the money will follow." -- Marsha Sinetar

"Every generation has underestimated the potential for finding new ideas... Possibilities do not add up. They multiply." -- Paul M. Romer

"I have a list, and I'm not afraid to use it." -- Jennifer St. Clair, Author

Sunday, September 15, 2002

Definition of a Cynic

"A cynic is just a man who found out when he was ten that there wasn't any Santa Claus, and he's still upset." -- J. G. Cozzens

"He who threatens is afraid." -- French proverb

"We are the hero of our own story." -- Mary McCarthy

"My eyes open unto you
My heart.
My heart encamps
My soul.
Will you be he, who reads
My eyes?
Will you be he, who opens
My heart?
Will you be he, who captures
My soul?"

-- Christina Ifill

"Trying again and again is better than stopping halfway." -- African Proverb

"That which we persist in doing becomes easier - not that the nature of the task has changed, but our ability to do has increased." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is the weak who are cruel. Gentleness can only be expected from the strong." -- Leo Roskin

"If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make that change." -- Michael Jackson, from "Man in the Mirror"

"They cannot take away our self-respect if we do not give it to them." -- Mohandas K. Gandhi

"Luck is not chance
It's Toil
Fortune's expensive smile
Is earned."

-- Emily Dickinson

"I hate housework. You make the beds, wash the dishes, etc. And six months later you have to start the whole thing over again." -- Joan Rivers

"The mind is like a TV set -- when it goes blank, it's a good idea to turn off the sound." -- Anonymous

"I am not afraid... I was born to do this." -- Joan of Arc

Saturday, September 14, 2002

Eleanor Roosevelt on Inferiority

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared what lies within us." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Our peculiar security is in the possession of a written constitution." -- Thomas Jefferson

"We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life." -- Edwin Markham

"I have so much to do today, I'll need to spend another hour on my knees." -- Martin Luther

"The greatest battles of life are fought out daily in the silent chambers of the soul." -- David O. McKay

You Really Can Choose

"Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil -- the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be." -- William George Jordan

"The man who gives up accomplishes nothing and is only a hinderance. He who does not give up can move mountains." -- Ernest Hello

"The day people stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them." -- Colin Powell

"I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart." -- e. e. cummings

Thursday, September 12, 2002

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Wednesday, September 11, 2002

"Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve." -- President George W. Bush, in a televised address from the Oval Office at 9 PM Eastern Daylight Time on September 11, 2001

"The birth of a new idea comes best when everything is going well and will be painful. Don't attempt to tamper with the process and don't deny the pain." -- Andy Law

From the movie Braveheart, emphasis added:

William Wallace: What will you do without freedom? Will you fight?

Soldier: Against that? No, we will run, and we will live.

William Wallace: Aye, fight and you may die. Run, you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, wouldn't you be willing to trade all that from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take our freedom?

"Grieving must be done in its own time. To deny the human reality that pain hurts only delays the process." -- John-Roger

"He that leaveth nothing to chance will do few things ill, but he will do very few things." -- George, Lord Halifax

Monday, September 09, 2002

"Thinking is the desire to gain reality by means of ideas." -- JosT Ortegay Gasset

"Attitude is everything. It motivates action, which increases productivity and improves morale, which perpetuates a positive attitude." -- Rober Urich

“It is always wrong to use force, unless it is more wrong not to.” -- Reverend Major General Ian Durie

"Individuals, families, teams, and organizations shape their own future by creating a mental vision and purpose for any project, large or small. They don't just live day to day with no clear purpose in mind. They identify and commit themselves to the principles, relationships, and purposes that matter most to them." -- Stephen R. Covey

"It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude after our own; but the great man is he who, in the midst of the crowd, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Destiny is no 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 Jennings Bryan

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." -- Anatole France

"I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul." -- William Ernest Henley

"The principles you live by create the world you live in; if you change the principles you live by, you will change your world." -- Blaine Lee

"The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The principles we live by, in business and in social life, are the most important part of happiness." -- Harry Harrison

"Live on the abnormal and unheard of... sing the anguish of ultimate grief and discover the calvaries of the earth, arrive at the tragic by way of what is mysterious." -- Santiago Rusiol

Sunday, September 08, 2002

"To work -- to work! It is such infinite delight to know that we still have the best things to do." -- Katherine Mansfield

"It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do." -- Jerome K. Jerome

"A narcissist is someone better looking than you are." -- Gore Vidal

"I think I committed the ADD [Attention Deficit Disorder] faux pas of the century. My husband's sister died and her husband called with the bad news. Two days later, I remembered the message I had forgotten to write down, and I had to figure out a way to tell my husband that, by the way, his sister had died a couple of days ago." -- M. J. Johnson

"We judge ourselves by our motives and others by their actions." -- Dwight Morrow

"What, after all, is a halo? It's only one more thing to keep clean." -- Christopher Fry

Saturday, September 07, 2002

"To make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe." -- Carl Sagan

"The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don't like to do. They don't like doing them either necessarily. But their disliking is subordinated to the strength of their purpose." -- E. M. Gray

"For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the root." -- Henry David Thoreau

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

"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." -- Albert Einstein

"The only way of catching a train I ever discovered is to miss the train before." -- G. K. Chesterton

"A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle." -- Kahlil Gibran

"When we do not know a person--and also when we do--we have to judge his size by the size and nature of his achievements, as compared with the achievements of others in his special line of business--there is no other way." -- Mark Twain, Christian Science

"Work is the greatest thing in the world, so we should always save some of it for tomorrow." -- Don Herold

"The world doesn't want to hear about the labor pains, they just want to see the baby." -- Marcia and David Kaplan

"The most dangerous thing in the world is to try to leap a chasm in two jumps." -- William Lloyd-George

Friday, September 06, 2002

"The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ takes the slums out of the the people, and then they take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change thier enviornment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature." -- Ezra Taft Benson

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience." -- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." -- Peter Drucker and Warren Bennis

"What you are shouts so loudly in my ears I cannot hear what you say." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It's good to shut up sometimes." -- Marcel Marceau (famous mime)

"Fact: 3/4 of the people in this world make up 75% of the population."

"If we do not succeed, then we run the risk of failure." -- Vice President Dan Quayle, 23 March 1990

"There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice." -- Mark Twain

"While it's important to win, it's imperative to compete." -- Dave Weinbaum

"No day in which you learn something is a complete loss." -- David Eddings

"Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing." -- George Sheehan

Thursday, September 05, 2002

RuminateThis eQuotes

Yet another good collection of quotations.

"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." -- Thomas Paine

"Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all." -- Sam Ewing

"What I do is called 'fishing.' If it was easy, we would refer to it as 'catching,' and there would be a lot more people doing it." -- Linda Greenlaw

"Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth." -- N. Eldon Tanner

"This is the true joy in life -- that being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. That being a force of nature, instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not deote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die. For the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. It's a sort of splendid torch which I've got to hold up for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations." -- George Bernard Shaw

"I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor." -- Henry David Thoreau

Colonel Jessup (Jack Nicholson) to Kaffee (Tom Cruise) in "A Few Good Men:"

Col. Jessup: You want answers?
Kaffee: I think I'm entitled.
Col. Jessup: You want answers?
Kaffee: I want the truth!
Col. Jessup: You can't handle the truth!

"I was walking down the halls here at CBS and I ran into Doctor Phil. You all know Doctor Phil. Here’s the deal: He’s, like, getting married to Oprah and now he’s going to have his own show right here on CBS. So I see him and I ask him, 'Hello, how are you doing, Doctor Phil?' And he says to me, 'Dave, don’t ask unless you’re prepared to hear the tough answers.'" -- David Letterman

"Much of our American progress has been the product of the individual who had an idea; pursued it; fashioned it; tanaciously clung to it against all odds; and then produced it, sold it, and profited from it." -- Hubert H. Humphrey

"There is no limit to what a man can do so long as he does not care a straw who gets the credit for it." -- C. E. Montague

"Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether." -- Thomas Carlyle

"Don't antagonize. Organize." -- Florynce Kennedy

Wednesday, September 04, 2002

"If they liked you, they didn't applaud -- they just let you live." -- Bob Hope

Tuesday, September 03, 2002

"It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing." -- Ernest Hemingway