Growing wiser on the wisdom (or stupidity) of others
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Everything written here is my personal opinion and not that of any employer or client, past or present.

Tuesday, July 30, 2002

"If I could put my mind to it, I could do anything. I just don't feel like putting my mind to something. So there." -- Ellen DeGeneres

"Once you begin the journey toward a life of purpose, you enter the realm of real magic" -- Wayne Dyer

"The purpose of our lives is to give birth to the best which is within us." -- Marianne Williamson

Saturday, July 27, 2002 Comments during the debate and after the decision to expel Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio

"My people elected me and I don't think you should take their representative away. ... Vote your conscience. Nothing personal." -- Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio

"I'm prepared to lose everything. I'm prepared to go to jail. You go ahead and expel me." -- Rep. James Traficant, D-Ohio

"None of us ever wants to sit in judgment of our peer. There are some unique occasions, however, when the behavior of an elected official violates the public trust to such an extent that we are called upon to uphold this provision of the Constitution that we swore to support and defend." -- Rep. Joel Hefley, R-Colo., chairman of the House ethics committee that recommended Traficant's expulsion

"This is a day that each of us hoped would never come and we pray that it will not come again. Simply put, there is absolutely no satisfaction in judging one of our own. But the Constitution makes clear that we are the only ones that can judge a fellow member of Congress in cases such as Mr. Traficant's." -- Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash

"[The ethics committee,] involving an equal number of Democrats and Republicans, covering an incredible range of philosophies and ideologies ... have applied our rules to the facts as we see them and unanimously recommended expulsion. No one did it easily, for some it was an incredibly difficult conclusion to reach." -- Rep. Howard Berman, D-Calif.

"When you destroy that fragile bond of trust between the elected and the electorate expulsion is the only appropriate remedy, regrettably." -- Rep. Kenny Hulshof, R-Mo.

Friday, July 26, 2002

Get That Job! - An Announcement

I have announced the launch of a new, collaborative weblog entitled Get That Job!. Let me know if you're interested in contributing, or if you know anyone else who would be interested. I am looking for people interested in both regularly contributing and occasionally contributing.

"A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him, I may think aloud." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson (found on Jen's blog, Quote of the Day section.)

Monday, July 22, 2002

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

"If you want to make good use of your time, you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you've got." -- Lee Iacocca

"If, before going to bed every night, you will tear a page from the calendar, and remark, 'There goes another day of my life, never to return,' you will become time-conscious." -- A.B. Zu Tavern

Friday, July 19, 2002

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

"Ordinary people think merely how they will spend their time; [a person] of intellect tries to use it." -- Arthur Schopenhauer, Aphorisms on the Wisdom of Life

"Technology [is] the knack of so aranging the world that we don't have to experience it." -- Max Frisch, Homo Faber

"[A] mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions." -- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

"I must govern the clock, not be governed by it." -- Golda Meir

Thursday, July 18, 2002

Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands... and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. -- Exodus 17:12

"Bear up in the hands that hang down, by faith and prayer; support the tottering knees. Have you any days of fasting and prayer? Storm the throne of grace and perseverance therein, and mercy will come down." -- John Wesley

"A man is never so on trial as in the moment of excessive good fortune." -- Lew Wallace

Monday, July 15, 2002

"I love my dust. It shows I had something better to do." -- Anonymous

"ADD is like going through life carrying a one man band contraption, with a broken strap." -- Julia Smith-Ruetz

"Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible." -- Frank Zappa

"I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent." -- Publilius Syrus

"Punctuality is the virtue of the bored." -- Evelyn Waugh, diary entry (Diaries of Evelyn Waugh)

"Five minutes! Zounds! I have been five minutes too late all my lifetime!" -- Hannah Cowley

"It's a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word." -- Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States

"Too much rest becomes a pain." -- Homer

"It has been said that idleness is the parent of mischief, which is very true; but mischief itself is merely an attempt to escape from the dreary vacuum of idleness." -- George Borrow

"All human evil comes from a single cause: man's inability to sit still in a room." -- Blaise Pascal

"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk." -- Thomas Edison

"Never do today what you can put off til tomorrow." -- Matthew Browne

"On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good and not quite all the time." -- George Orwell

"I'm sorry, I wasn't paying attention to what I was thinking." -- Shelley Curtiss

"Ah! The clock is always slow. It is later than you think." -- Robert W. Service

"I had a terrible education. I attended a school for emotionally disturbed teachers." -- Woody Allen

"I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering." -- Steven Wright, comedian

"I see myself as an intelligent, sensitive human, with a soul of a clown which forces me to blow it at the most important moments." -- Jim Morrison, late member of the rock group, The Doors

"The best non-pharmacological treatment for ADD is exercise, sex, and humor." -- Dr. Ed Hallowell, Co-author of Driven to Distraction

"Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place." -- Mark Twain

"Mystery is a resource, like coal or gold, and its preservation is a fine thing." -- Tim Cahill

"I rent everything, other than the gift of life itself, which was given to me without any predictable lease, a gift that can be withdrawn at any time." -- Jerzy Kosinski

"Home is an invention on which no one has yet improved." -- Ann Douglas

"Never forget that all you have is all you need." -- Sarah Ban Breathnach

"When I look into the future, it's so bright it burns my eyes." -- Oprah Winfrey

"There is a gold mine within you from which you can extract everything you need to live life gloriously, joyously, and abundantly." -- Joseph Murphy

"As for me, I know nothing else but miracles." -- Walt Whitman

"The one fact that I would cry from every housetop is this: the Good Life is waiting for us -- here and now." -- B.F. Skinner

"I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck." -- Emma Goldman

"Perhaps too much of everything is as bad as too little." -- Edna Ferber

"Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have." -- Doris Mortman

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more." -- Melody Beattie

"It's a sad day when you find out that it's not accident or time or fortune but just yourself that kept things from you." -- Lillian Hellman

"For there is not ordinarily a greater sign of the equal distribution of anything than that every man is contented with his share." -- Thomas Hobbes

"Money brings some happiness. But after a certain point, it just brings more money." -- Neil Simon

"Nobody minds having what is too good for them." -- Jane Austen

"Infinite riches are all around you if you will open your mental eyes and behold the treasure house of infinity within you." -- Joseph Murphy

By the way, here's a list of everyone who is linking to QuotesBlog:

"Money and success don't change people; they merely amplify what is already there." -- Will Smith

"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." -- Ruth E. Renkel

"You can have it all. You just can't have it all at once." -- Oprah Winfrey

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own." -- Benjamin Disraeli

"The joy of life is made up of obscure and seemingly mundane victories that give us our own small satisfactions." -- Billy Joel

"When you can't have what you want, it's time to start wanting what you have." -- Kathleen A. Sutton

"He was born with a gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad. And that was his patrimony." -- Rafael Sabatini

"The most exciting happiness is the happiness generated by forces beyond your control." -- Ogden Nash

"One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay 'in kind' somewhere else in life." --Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"He gains everyone's approval who mixes the pleasant with the useful." -- Horace

"My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends --
It gives a lovely light!"

-- Edna St. Vincent Millay

"For present joys are more to flesh and blood
Than a dull prospect of a distant good."
-- John Dryden

"Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with ferfour." -- Benjamin Disraeli

"Center is a state of being. You are centered when you are open to discovery, no matter what the circumstances, when you are willing to learn and to change based on what you learn." -- Judith S. Warner

"Life's strict rule is this: You get more of what you focus on. Ignoring this, we abandon our healthiest, concentrative energies and court emotional upheaval." -- Marsha Sinetar

"Center can be a cosmic laugh rippling out to the ends of the universe. It can simply be relaxing in rush-hour traffic." -- Thomas Crum

Thursday, July 11, 2002


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Tuesday, July 09, 2002

"Life's but a walking shadow
a player poor
that struts and frets upon the stage
and's seen no more
A tale that truly has an idiotic ring
That's full of lotsa sound and fury
signifying nothing..."

-- William Shakespeare, from Macbeth

"I bid you all a very heartfelt goodnight." -- Johnny Carson's last words on The Tonight Show

"There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America." -- President Bill Clinton

"Nine-tenths of wisdom is appreciation. Go find somebody's hand and squeeze it, while there's time." -- Dale Dauten

"You have the need and the right to spend part of your life caring for your soul." -- Jean Shindoa Bolen

Friday, July 05, 2002

"In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to what he's been thinking about all winter." -- Cary Grant

Wednesday, July 03, 2002

"You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true... You make have to work for it, however." -- Richard Bach

I saw this on the wall at the Dayton Job Center