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"It is surprising what a man can do when he has to, and how little most men will do when they don't have to." --Walter Linn --
"Good timber does not grow with ease; the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees."
-- J. Willard Marriott
Quote: Back At Ya
"For each time you smile
you will find it is true
somebody, somewhere will
smile back at you"
--- Helen Steiner Rice ---
Quote: Best Prize
"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." --Theodore Roosevelt --
Quote: Best Roller-Coaster
"Life's inevitable changes are like a compulsory roller-coaster ride. You can cower and shut your eyes tight, or you can exult in the thrills."
--- Roger Crawford
Quote: Best Teacher
"Time is the greatest teacher. Unfortunately, it kills all of its pupils."
--- Hector Berlioz ---
Quote: Best Weapon
"Anger is a very appropriate and necessary response to an injustice. But stand back now; the truth, clearly spoken, is always your best weapon. Calmly spoken, it can burn a hole through the hardest heart."
-- Bill Chickering, Healing an Angry Heart
"Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die,
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly."
-- Langston Hughes
"Formal education will earn you a living. Self-education make you a fortune." --Anonymous --
Quote: Eternal Success
"A teacher affects eternity; He can never tell where his influence stops."
--- The education of Henry Adams (1907) ch.20
"And castles, made of sand, fall in the sea... eventually.""
--- Jimi Hendrix -
"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
-- Eleanor Roosevelt
Quote: First Friend
"Friendship is a very beautiful gift to have, but unless a person is friends with himself, friends will be hard to find - yet harder to keep. "
--- Meighan Seigel
"Freedom, rights, liberation; call it what you will, it has never been just given to anyone. It has been taken, achieved, or created, but never just given."
--- Ed Howdershelt
"If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give."
Quote: Great Teachers
"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." --William Arthur Ward --
"There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary." --Emmanuel --
"I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him." --Booker T. Washington --
"Past the seeker as he prayed came the crippled and the beggar and the beaten. And seeing them...he cried, "Great God, how is it that a loving creator can see such things and yet do nothing about them?"...God said, "I did do something. I made you."
Quote: J.R.R. Tolkien
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be the blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
-J. R. R. Tolkien, "Lord of the Rings"
Quote: Keep On Keepin' On
"If we keep doing what we're doing, we're going to keep getting what we're getting." --Steven Covey --
Quote: Life's Inmost Secret
"When you work you fulfill a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born. And in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life, And to love life through labour is to be intimate with life's inmost secret."
-- Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
"Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows, We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark." --Agnes de Mile, American dancer-choreographer (1905-1993) --
Quote: Love & Hate
"The love I have for people far outweighs the hate I have for their actions."
--- Neill MacRae, Australia
Quote: Love Directions
"Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward in the same direction." --Anonymous --
Quote: Making History
"Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter." --African Proverb --
"A good marriage is not simply the result of finding the right person; but rather it is the result of being the right person."
--- Anonymous --- submitted
Quote: Meaning Of Love
"'True love' isn't so much a dreamy feeling that you have as it is an enduring commitment to give sacrificially
--even, or perhaps especially, when you don't feel like it."
-- William R. Mattox, Jr.
"Pain and suffering is inevitable, being miserable is optional."
--- Art Clanin --- contributed
"Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to the error that counts." --Nikki Giovanni --
"He drew a circle that shut me out
heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But love and I had the wit to win,
we drew a circle that took him in."
--- Edwin Markham, Outwitted -
"People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to succeed." --George Allen --
Quote: Prosperity and Poverty
"Prosperity is a way of living and thinking, and not just money or things. Poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a lack of money or things."
-- Eric Butterworth
"Give some people an inch, and they think they are rulers."
--- Anonymous -
"If you put a small value upon youself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price." --Anonymous --
"To make the right choices in life, you have to get in touch with your soul. To do this, you need to experience solitude, which most people are afraid of, because in the silence you hear the truth and know the solutions."
-- Deepak Chopra
Quote: Speaker's Motto
"It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt." --Mark Twain --
"Success gravitates toward those who are perceived to be successful. Regardless of how you feel within, you must emanate success if you want to attract people to your cause."
-- Jeff Herman
Quote: Take It Away, Hubert
"It is not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left." --Hubert Humphrey --
"Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best." --Henry Van Dyke --
"Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and it annoys the pig."
-- Folk saying
Quote: The Ingredients Of Success
"All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure." --Mark Twain --
"What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things, instead of using people and loving things."
Quote: True Happiness
"They say a person needs 3 things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for."
--- Tom Bodett ---
Quote: Wealth Beyond Measure
"If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy." --Anonymous --
Quote: Why Not?
"You see things and say, 'Why?', but I dream things and say, 'Why not?'" --George Bernard Shaw --
Quote: Worst Tax
Quote: "Taxes could be worse... Suppose we had to pay what we think we are worth?"
--- Anonymous ---