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    See especially below,

    The Wisdom of Joyce Meyer


    and
    Judge Henry's Sagacity

    Acknowledgements

    I've been on a decades-long quest of culling
    through all the quotes I come across every
    day and assembling a list of those that
    speak some particularly effective word of
    wisdom,encouragement, rebuke, warning — some
    bon mot, or (especially) humorous observation.
         I've collected these from whatever
    source I could find, but acknowledge the important
    contribution of a few particular resources:

    Wise, Wonderful, and Witty Quotes

  1. A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expeted.
    (Brian Tracy)
     
  2. The end goal of education isn't to get students to answer the right number of questions, the goal is to havew curious and creative students who can funciton in life.
    (John Ewing)
     
  3. In ways the human brain is not equipped to see, the truth remains that you could not be who you now are, if others were not who they now are.
    Including those people you sometimes wish were not who they now are.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  4. What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
    (Aristotle)
     
  5. Imagination is the pontoon bridge making way for the timid feet of reason.
    (Anonymous)
     
  6. If you want to be understood speak clearly; if you want people to think ask a question.
    (Frank MacCallister)
     
  7. I caught the happy virus last night when I was out singing beneath the stars. It is remarkably contagious — so kiss me.
    (Hafiz)
     
  8. The true object of all human life is play.
    (G. K. Chesterton)
     
  9. The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half.
    (Feodor Dostoevski)
     
  10. The stream of history is sometimes filled with people who are stealing, shouting, and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing songs, write poetry and even whittle statues. The story of civilization is the story of what happened on the banks. Historians are pessimists because they ignore the banks for the river.
    (Will Durant)
     
  11. Joy and grief are never far apart. In the same street the shutters of one house are closed while the curtains of the next are brushed by the shadows of the dance. A wedding party returns from the church; and a funeral winds to its door. The smiles and sadness of life are the tragicomedy of Shakespeare. Gladness and sighs brighten the dim mirror he beholds.
    (Robert Eldridge Willmott)
     
  12. Every moment of your life is infinitely creative and the universe is endlessly bountiful. Just put forth a clear enough request, and everything your heart desires must come to you.
    (Shakti Gawain)
     
  13. Go to friends for advice, woman for love, strangers for charity and relatives for nothing.
    (Anonymous)
     
  14. The perfect creative stance is satisfaction where I am and eagerness for more.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  15. One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
    (Archibald Rutledge)
     
  16. Blessed is the servant who loves his brother as much when he is sick and useless as when he is well and an be of service to him. And blessed is he who loves his brother as well when he is afar off as when he is by his side, and who would say nothing behind his back he might not, in love, say before his face.
    (St. Francis of Assisi)
     
  17. To succeed in life, you need three things: A wishbone, a backbone, and a funnybone.
    (Reba McEntire)
     
  18. I write these poems, which are funeral songs
    That have been taught to me by vanished time;
    Not only to enumerae my wrong
    But to pay homage to the late sublime
    That comes with seeing how the years have brought
    A fitting end, if not the one I sought.
    (Clive James)
     
  19. A "hygiene hypothesis" suggests that developed nations may suffer from too much cleanliness. Some say this could affect our beneficial bacteria, alter our immune systems, and invite microbes into the stomach that might predispose us to food allergies.
    (Rotarian Magazine)
     
  20. How can an individual — or an association, or a country, or an alliance — navigate the murky, gray areas while trying to do good in the world? Is it even possible to do good anymore without also inflicting, or being accused of, harm? Are compromises of principle unavoidable? I do not have easy answers, but I believe one must keep trying to figure this out. The risk of Naiveté seems to me far preferable to the abyss of cynicism.
    (Rotarian Magazine)
     
  21. If you’re happy to sit at your desk and not take any risk, you’ll be sitting at your desk for the next 20 years.
    (David Rubenstein)
     
  22. Your life will be a mess. And in the end, that's both the joy and the sorrow of it. That's what makes it mysterious. That's what makes it rewarding. That's what makes it terrifying. That's what makes it interesting. That's what makes it a life.
    (Frank Bures)
     
  23. Lust and greed are more gullible than innocence.
    (Mason Cooley)
     
  24. Complainers change their complaints, but they never reduce the amount of time spent in complaining.
    (Mason Cooley)
     
  25. After an argument, silence may mean acceptance or the continuation of resistance by other means.
    (Mason Cooley)
     
  26. Procrastination makes easy things hard, hard things harder.
    (Mason Cooley)
     
  27. And so begins that strange note, found to this day in American conservative magazines, whereby the most privileged caste in the most powerful country in the most prosperous epoch in the whole history of humankind is always sure that everything is going straight to hell and has mostly already got there.
    (Adam Gopnik)
     
  28. Humans have complicated every simple gift of the gods.
    (Diogenes)
     
  29. None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.
    (Charles H. Spurgeon)
     
  30. Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.
    (Mark Overby)
     
  31. I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity...of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness.
    (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart)
     
  32. Celebrity-worship and hero-worship should not be confused. Yet we confuse them every day, and by doing so we come dangerously close to depriving ourselves of all real models. We lose sight of the men and women who do not simply seem great because they are famous but are famous because they are great. We come closer and closer to degrading all fame into notoriety.
    (Daniel J. Boorstin)
     
  33. We are nothing without our memories, but sometimes they make us less than we could be.
    (Anonymous)
     
  34. There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
    (Buddha)
     
  35. If more people knew how much they are admired, they would be even more admirable.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  36. Procrastination is one of the most common and deadliest of diseases and its toll on success and happiness is heavy.
    (Wayne Gretzky)
     
  37. The time of business does not with me differ from the time of prayer, and in the noise and clatter of my kitchen, while several persons are at the same time calling for different things, I possess God as if I were upon my knees at the blessed sacrament.
    (Brother Lawrence)
     
  38. Sometimes the nicest people you meet are covered — In tattoos. Sometimes the most judgmental people you meet go to church on Sunday.
    (Anonymous)
     
  39. The tongue has no bones, but it's strong enough to break a heart. So be careful with your words.
    (Anonymous)
     
  40. LeRoy loved the self-made, the marginal, and the eccentric, those with large personalities and, at times, dubious professions.
    (Huffington Post)
     
  41. Some of us are brainwashed as children. Our need for love and connection overrides the normal functioning of our native intelligence.
    (Pam Whitman)
     
  42. To really enjoy the better things in life, one must first have experienced the things they are better than.
    (Oscar Homoka)
     
  43. Thin people are beautiful, but fat people are adorable.
    (Jackie Gleason)
     
  44. No wickedness proceeds on any grounds of reason.
    (Titus Livy)
     
  45. The quest for excellence is a mark of maturity. The quest for power is childish.
    (Max Lucado)
     
  46. Knowledge is the best eraser in the world for disharmony, distrust, despair, and the endless physical deficiencies of man.
    (Orlando A. Battista)
     
  47. The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.
    (Dale Carnegie)
     
  48. I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
    (Abraham Lincoln)
     
  49. Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure.
    (Bob Bitchin)
     
  50. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly. ~Richard Bach
     
  51. there comes a point when you have to realize that you'll never be good enough for some people. the question is, is that your problem or theirs?
    (Anonymous)
     
  52. Every time you feel yourself getting pulled into other people's nonsense, repeat these words: not my circus, not my monkeys.
    (Anonymous, based on a Polish proverb)
     
  53. When you get to a place, Donald, where you're seeing the positive in others more than the negative, it means you're doing the same for yourself.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  54. 'Tis pleasant, sure, to see one's name in print;
         A book's a book, although there's nothing in it.
         (Lord Byron)
     
  55. In a museum in Havana there are two skulls of Christopher Columbus, one when he was a boy and one when he was a man.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  56. Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.
    (Frank Gaines)
     
  57. It is a mistake to think that Christians ought all to be teetotalers; Mohammedanism, not Christianity, is the teetotal religion.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  58. Of course it may be the duty of a particular Christian, or of any Christian, at a particular time, to abstain from strong drink, either because he is the sort of man who cannot drink at all without drinking too much, or because he wants to give the money to the poor, or because he is with people who are inclined to drunkenness and must not encourage them by drinking himself. But the whole point is that he is abstaining, for a good reason, from something which he does not condemn and which he likes to see other people enjoying. One of the marks of a certain type of bad man is that he cannot give up a thing himself without wanting everyone else to give it up.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  59. People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used.
    (Anonymous)
     
  60. Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way.
    (Martin Luther King, Jr.) [WORK SERVICE ATTITUDE]
     
  61. I again recommend a law prohibiting all corporations from contributing to the campaign expenses of any party. Such a bill has already passed one House of Congress. Let individuals contribute as they desire; but let us prohibit in effective fashion all corporations from making contributions for any political purpose, directly or indirectly.
    (Theodore Roosevelt)
     
  62. I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.
    (Warren Buffett)
     
  63. Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form.
    (Andre Maurois)
     
  64. Old age has its pleasures, which though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth.
    (Somerset Maugham)
     
  65. Few persons know how to be old.
    (François De la Rochefoucauld)
     
  66. This increase in the life span and in the number of our senior citizens presents this Nation with increased opportunities: the opportunity to draw upon their skill and sagacity — and the opportunity to provide the respect and recognition they have earned. It is not enough for a great nation merely to have added new years to life — our objective must also be to add new life to those years.
    (John F. Kennedy)
     
  67. When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age.
    (Victor Hugo)
     
  68. Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
    (Jack Benny)
     
  69. I recently turned 60. Practically a third of my life is over.
    (Woody Allen)
     
  70. If we can laugh at it, we can live with it.
    (Erma Bombeck)
     
  71. Continuous effort — not strength or intelligence — is the key to unlocking our potential.
    (Sir Winston Churchill)
     
  72. There were many times my pants were so thin I could sit on a dime and tell if it was heads or tails.
    (Spencer Tracy)
     
  73. Anyone afraid of what he thinks television does to the world is probably just afraid of the world.
    (Clive James)
     
  74. If you want to get an idea across, wrap it up in a person.
    (Ralph Bunche)
     
  75. You get to decide where your time goes. You can either spend it moving forward, or you can spend it putting out fires. You decide. And if you don't decide, others will decide for you.
    (Tony Morgan)
     
  76. We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.
    (John Dryden)
     
  77. The secret of my success is that at an early age I discovered I was not God.
    (Sri da Avabhas)
     
  78. Intellectual modesty in the face of mystery and complexity may be the surest wisdom.
    (James Wood)
     
  79. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  80. Someone who is worthy of your love will never put you in a situation where you feel you must sacrifice your dignity, your integrity, or…your self-worth to be with them.
    (Anonymous)
     
  81. It is the Holy Spirit's job to convict, God's job to judge, and my job to love.
    (Billy Graham)
     
  82. You see a person's true colors when they are no longer beneficial in your life.
    (Anonymous)
     
  83. Wise men are not wise at all hours, and will speak five times from their taste or their humor, to once from their reason. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  84. The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.
    (William F. Buckley)
     
  85. Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.
    (Jean-Paul Sartre)
     
  86. We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light.
    (Earl Nightingale)
     
  87. When you're in the right, you can afford to keep your temper. When in the wrong, you can't afford to lose it.
    (Anonymous)

     
  88. The trouble with the world is not that people know too little, but that they know so many things that ain't so.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  89. Humor is one of the most serious tools we have for dealing with impossible situations.
    (Erica Jong)
     
  90. To love a person is to see the face of God.
    (Victor Hugo)
     
  91. To love a person is to see all of their magic and to remind them of it when they have forgotten. (Anonymous)
     
  92. Many a time I have wanted to stop talking and find out what I really believed.
    (Walter Lippmann)
     
  93. At the core of every moral code there is a picture of human nature, a map of the universe, and a version of history. To human nature (of the sort conceived), in a universe (of the kind imagined), after a history (so understood), the rules of the code apply.
    (Walter Lippmann)
     
  94. We are all captives of the picture in our head — our belief that the world we have experienced is the world that really exists.
    (Walter Lippmann)
     
  95. Pleasure helps you forget. But pain, pain forces you to hope. You tell yourself this can't last. Today could be different. Today something just might change.
    (Robert Cormier)
     
  96. Thrift is misery with a good press agent.
    (Latin Proverb)

     
  97. When you take the problems of the world on your shoulders, your body doesn't feel good. It's just that simple. Leave the problems of the world to the individual problem-makers of the world, and you be the joy-seeker that you are.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  98. Drama doesn't just show up at your door. You either created it, invited it or you're hanging out with it.
    (Sue Fitzmaurice)
     
  99. the trouble with troublesome people is that they often have much to teach to those they trouble.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  100. You don't have to do "it" right, you just have to try to do it right.
    And then you will have done it right.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  101. When we forget to use visualization and imagination, it is like not using our minds.
    (Jose Silva)
     
  102. Do you know that the ready concession of minor points is a part of the grace of life?
    (Henry Harland)
     
  103. The society which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity, and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because philosophy is an exalted activity, will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
    (John William Gardner)
     
  104. Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us daily.
    (Sally Koch)
     
  105. If you are still being hurt by an event that happened to you at twelve, it is the thought that is hurting you now.
    (James Hillman)
     
  106. Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
    (Madame Marie Curie)
     
  107. Knowledge is power only if man knows what facts not to bother with.
    (Robert Staughton Lynd)
     
  108. When an old man dies, a library burns to the ground.
    (African Proverb)
     
  109. My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
    (Thomas Jefferson)
     
  110. The best revenge is massive success.
    (Frank Sinatra)
     
  111. Our passions are the winds that propel our vessel. Our reason is the pilot that steers her. Without winds the vessel would not move and without a pilot she would be lost. (Anonymous)
     
  112. I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.
    (Thomas Jefferson)
     
  113. I can't take my Catholic belief, my article of faith, and legislate it on a Protestant or a Jew or an atheist.
    (John Kerry)
     
  114. To tolerant everything is to teach nothing.
    (F. J. Kinsma)

     
  115. It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
    (Zig Ziglar)
     
  116. Acceptance doesn't mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there's got to be a way through it.
    (Michael J. Fox)
     
  117. I will not seek perfection; I will seek to do my best and welcome correction.
    (Janie Kennedy)
     
  118. A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself.
    (Anonymous)

     
  119. The American political system places power in the hands of plutocrats and bankers at the expense of ordinary, middle-class Americans. "Big Corporations hire armies of lobbyists to get billion-dollar loopholes into the tax system and persuade their friends in Congress to pass laws that keep the playing field their favor," Warren writes. "hardworking families are just have 'to live with less.'"
    (New Yorker Magazine quoting Senator Elizabeth Warren)
     
  120. We always believe our first love is our last, and our last love our first.
    (George John Whyte-Melville)
     
  121. Strict punctuality is perhaps the cheapest virtue which can give force to an otherwise utterly insignificant character.
    (John F. Boyes)
     
  122. Ever notice how it's easier to fall in love, and to be fallen in love with, when you're busy?
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  123. There are some folks that are alive 'cause it's illegal to kill 'em.
    (Anonymous)
     
  124. Removing yourself from God's love. You send yourself to hell. God does not send you there.
    (Stephen Colbert)
     
  125. If God is love, then hell is the absence of God's love. And, can you imagine how great it is to be loved? Can you imagine how great it is to be loved fully? To be loved totally? To be loved, you know, beyond your ability to imagine? And imagine if you knew that was a possibility, and then that was taken from you, and you knew that you would never be loved. Well that's hell—to be alone, and know what you've lost.
    (Stephen Colbert)
     
  126. Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.
    (Groucho Marx)
     
  127. I know you are upset, why don't you post something passive-aggressive in your facebook status and not explain the situation to anyone?
    (Anonymous)
     
  128. We should do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian Darwinian theory he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living.
    (R. Buckminster Fuller)
     
  129. An entire sea of water can't sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can't put you down unless you allow it to get inside you.
    (Goi Nasu)
     
  130. The gift of mental power comes from God, Divine Being, and if we concentrate our minds on that truth, we become in tune with this great power.
    (Nikola Tesla)
     
  131. You just can't complain about being alive. It's self-indulgent to be unhappy. [When asked how she has coped since husband's death.]
    (Gena Rowland)
     
  132. Everything in your life, right now, is awesome. Everything is in its right place, under grace, and whether or not this makes perfect sense yet, one day it will. And the time swiftly approaches when you'll be exceedingly grateful for all that has brought you to this day and contributed to who you've become, because it is exactly that person who is now poised to live as you have always dreamed you would one day live.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  133. If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got.
    (High-tech proverb)
     
  134. Worry is a total waste of time. It doesn't change anything. All it does is taint your mind and steals your joy.
    (Anonymous)
     
  135. Have you ever just looked at someone and knew the wheel was turning but the hamster was dead?
    (Anonymous)
     
  136. As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
    (Andrew Carnegie)
     
  137. Feeling gratitude in advance, before you even receive, as if you already had, whether for direction or abundance or anything else, opens the floodgates.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  138. Money is one of the most important subjects of your entire life. Some of life's greatest enjoyments and most of life's greatest disappointments stem from your decisions about money.
    Whether you experience great peace of mind or constant anxiety will depend on getting your finances under control.
    (Robert G. Allen)
     
  139. Love can never give too much, But those of us who love can give in too much.
    (Alfred Stuart Jr.)
     
  140. There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.
    (Edmund Burke)
     
  141. It does not matter what path you take, but it does matter if the path you are taking is something that you are believing is appropriate. Nothing is more damaging to you than to do something that you believe is wrong.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  142. The mind like a parachute functions only when open.
    (Anonymous)
     
  143. If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years.
    (Bertrand Russell)
     
  144. Everything you do is based on the choices you make. It's not your parents, your past relationships, your job, the economy, the weather, an argument, or your age that is to blame. You and only you are responsible for every decision and choice you make, period.
    (Anonymous)
     
  145. Every time we open our mouths to speak or sing we are affecting ourselves and the people hearing us. By opening up your voice to its greatest possibilities, you will experience positive changes both physically and emotionally. Change the way you sound and enjoy the success it will bring to you.
    (Roger Love)
     
  146. Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when you only have one.
    (Alain Chartier)
     
  147. Not all toxic people are cruel and uncaring. Some of them love us dearly. Many of them have good intentions. Most are toxic to our being simply because their needs and way of existing in the world force us to compromise ourselves and our happiness. They aren't inherently bad people, but they aren't the right people for us.
    (Daniell Koepke)
     
  148. The next time you feel really hurt, really angry, or really, really upset, and you're sure that even I have been violated, shaken, and humbled, quick, check and see if the sky is any less blue, the sun any less radiant, the birds have stopped singing, or the flowers have lost their scent.
    I'll wager you'll find that life has gone on much as before. Too consumed by the powers of now and the inevitabilities of love, understanding, and eternal life to have even missed a beat.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  149. Enthusiasm makes ordinary people extraordinary.
    (Anonymous)
     
  150. If you don't make the time to work on creating the life you want, you're eventually going to be forced to spend a LOT of time dealing with a life you DON'T want.
    (Kevin Ngo)
     
  151. Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.
    (Brian Tracy)
     
  152. I have no particular talent; I am only passionately curious.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  153. Clean your finger before you point at my spots.
    (Ben Franklin)
     
  154. Life is tragic for those who have plenty to live on and nothing to live for.
    (Anonymous)
     
  155. When everyone is against you, it means you are absolutely wrong -- or you are absolutely right.
    (Albert Guinon)
     
  156. Whenever we're afraid, it's because we don't know enough. If we understood enough, we would never be afraid.
    (Earl Nightingale)
     
  157. True love does not just sit around and sympathize. True love gets in where the action is, rolls up its sleeve and does something at the cost of labor, at the cost of weariness and sleeplessness. LOVE LABORS, it's not just a passive emotion, it's an active driving force that drives people to sacrificial labor on behalf of others.
    (Derek Prince)
     
  158. Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death. I can work out a good character much faster than anyone can lie me out of it
    (Lyman Beecher)
     
  159. Some want to live within the sound Of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop, Within a yard of hell.
    (C.T. Studd)
     
  160. I cannot divine how it happens that the man who knows the least is the most argumentative.
    (Giovani della Casa)
     
  161. Being free of pretense does not mean you are in touch with the truth. Sincerity is not proof.
    (Anonymous)
     
  162. I channel other people's offensive behaviors into learning moments by trying to get in touch with my inner Gandhi rather than feeling dejected and abandoned. No easy feat!
    (Andrea Stuart)
     
  163. Faith is that strengthening power within Urging me on my way, Teaching me all that I must know, Helping to obey. Faith is that strengthening power within Lighting the road I trod, Helping me know which way to go, Pointing the way to God.
    (Anonymous)
     
  164. The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.
    (William H. Gass)
     
  165. Logic will get you from A to B.
    Imagination will take you everywhere.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  166. Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children. Now I have six children and no theories.
    (John Wilmot)
     
  167. Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.
    (Greg Anderson)
     
  168. Sticks and stones are hard on bones aimed with angry art.
         Words can sting like anything but silence breaks the heart.
    (Phyllis McGinley)
     
  169. It's better to be lucky than good.
    (Lamar Gillett)
     
  170. We do not need more of the things that are seen. We need more of the things that are unseen.
    (Calvin Coolidge)
     
  171. Be kind to unkind people. They need it the most. No need to be their reflection.
    (Ashleigh Brilliant)
     
  172. Better to eat Twinkie's with a friend than to eat broccoli alone.
    (Anonymous)
     
  173. My wife said to me that I should get some tools to fix the fence. I went to Home Depot. Came back with Raul.
    (Phil Johnson)
     
  174. People don't want free stuff; they want stuff for free. Had a FREE washer & dryer. Two weeks nothing. Put a sign $200. Stolen right away.
    (Phil Johnson)
     
  175. The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
    (Mark Caine)
     
  176. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. These are things we don't know we don't know.
    (Donald Rumsfeld)
     
  177. Not to know is bad; not to wish to know is worse.
    (African Proverb)
     
  178. A single twig is weak and easily broken,
    But many twigs together are strong.
    United we create a bundle of strength and love.
    (Anonymous)
     
  179. Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
    (Philip K. Dick)
     
  180. Sometimes people hold a core belief that is very strong. When they are presented with evidence that works against that belief, the new evidence cannot be accepted. It would create a feeling that is extremely uncomfortable, called cognitive dissonance. And because it is so important to protect the core belief, they will rationalize, ignore and even deny anything that doesn't fit in with the core belief.
    (Frantz Fanon)
     
  181. As I grow older I have far less patience for arrogance disguised as righteousness.
    (David Schickler & Jonathan Tropper)
     
  182. If you suffer it is because of you. If you feel blissful it is because of you. Nobody else is responsible — only you and you alone. You are your hell and your heaven too.
    (OSHO)
     
  183. We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say "It's not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem." Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.
    (Mr. Rogers)
     
  184. I was addicted to the Hokey Pokey but I turned myself around.
    (Anonymous)
     
  185. don't care if you're black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you're nice to me, I'll be nice to you. Simple as that.
    (Eminem)
     
  186. A man is great not because he hasn't failed; a man is great because failure hasn't stopped him.
    (Confucius)
     
  187. The person who doesn't know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn't know where his last dollar went.
    (Anonymous)
     
  188. Today you are You
    That is truer than true
    There is no one alive
    That is more youer than You.
    (Dr. Seuss)
     
  189. There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery.
    (Darwin)
     
  190. The moderate Republican tradition is all but gone, and the reactionaries who claim Reagan's banner display none of his ideological finesse. Rejection is all. Obama can never be opposed vehemently enough.
    (David Remnick)
     
  191. Obama has every right to claim a long list of victories since he took office: ending two wars; an economic rescue no matter how imperfect; strong Supreme Court nominations; a lack of major scandal; essential support for an epochal advance in the civil rights of gays and lesbians; more progressive executive orders on climate change, gun control and the end of torture; and, yes health-care reform.
    (David Remnick)
     
  192. I have never consciously used him or his wife in a book, but his farm has come very handy to me in literature, once or twice. In "Huck Finn" and in "Tom Sawyer Detective" I moved it down to Arkansas. It was all of six hundred miles, but it was no trouble, it was not a very large farm; five hundred acres, perhaps, but I could have don it if it had been twice as large. And as for the morality of it, I cared nothing for that. I would move a State if the exigencies of literature required it.
    (Robert Frost)
     
  193. The home was made in the wee village of Florida in Monroe County, and I was born there in 1835. The village contained a hundred people and I increased the population by 1 per cent. It is more than the best man in history ever did for any other town. It may not be modest in me to refer to this but it is true. There is no record of a person doing as much — not even Shakespeare. But I did it for Florida, and it shows that I could have done it for any place — even London, I suppose.
    (Robert Frost)
     
  194. A good scientist spends his whole career questioning his own facts. One of the most dangerous things you can do is believe.
    (Anonymous)
     
  195. Like a piece of ice, the poem must ride on its own melting.
    (Robert Frost)
     
  196. Don't like gay marriages? Don't get one...
    Don't like cigarettes? Don't smoke them...
    Don't like abortions? Don't get one...
    Don't like sex? Don't have it...
    Don't like drugs? Don't do them...
    Don't like porn? Don't watch it...
    Don't like alcohol? Don't drink it...

    Don't like your rights taken away???
       Don't take away someone else's...
     

  197. We must never underestimate our power to be wrong when talking about God, when thinking about God, when imagining God, whether in prose or in poetry. A generous orthodoxy, in contrast to the tense, narrow, or controlling orthodoxies of so much of Christian history, doesn't take itself too seriously. It is humble. It doesn't claim too much. It admits it walks with a limp.
    (Brian D. McLaren)
     
  198. The measure of a man is not the number of his servants, but in the number of people whom he serves.
    (Paul D. Moody)
     
  199. The poets were not alone in sanctioning myths, for long before the poets the states and the lawmakers had sanctioned them as a useful expedient. They needed to control the people by superstitious fears, and these cannot be aroused without myths and marvels.
    (Mikhail Strabo)
     
  200. The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.
    (Tony Robbins)
     
  201. In order to preserve an elevated state of mind, be happy for those who are happy, cultivate compassion for those who are sad, feel delight for those deemed to be lucky (virtuous or righteous), and experience indifference towards those perceived to be wicked.
    (Yoga Sutra)
     
  202. Hate: it has caused a lot of problems in the world but has not solved one yet.
    (Maya Angelou)
     
  203. Miraculous transformations occur when we change the nature of our thinking from fear and limitation to faith and love.
    (Marianne Williamson)
     
  204. The guns and bombs, the rockets and the warships, all are symbols of human failure.
    (Lyndon B. Johnson)
     
  205. What's the use of happiness? It can't buy you money.
    (Henny Youngman)
     
  206. Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.
    (Ayn Rand)
     
  207. When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them.
    (Evelyn Waugh)
     
  208. Ego says, "Once everything falls into place, I'll feel peace."
    Spirit says, "Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place."
    (Marianne Williamson)
     
  209. A strong marriage rarely has two strong people at the same time. It's usually a husband and wife taking turns being strong for the other. In those moments when your spouse is weak, be strong for them. In those moments when you're weak, allow them to be your strength.
    (Ashley Willis)
     
  210. When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.
    (Peace Pilgrim)
     
  211. Although I am twain in my own person I am only half a person in my matrimonial form, and sometimes my wife shows that she is so much better and nobler than I am, that I seriously question if I am really any more than about a quarter!
    (Mark Twain)
     
  212. The attitude you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from, more than what you tell them.
    They don't remember what you try to teach them.
    They remember what you are.
    (Jim Henson)
     
  213. I love humans; I respect their beliefs.
    (Mary Luz)
     
  214. Close friends love you for who you are, not what they want you to be.
    (Ted Rall)
     
  215. If we don't change, we don't grow.
         If we don't grow, we aren't really living.
    (Gail Sheehy)
     
  216. Those old habits don't have to be erased, they just become replaced by a new habit that is more in harmony with who you are and what you want.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  217. Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
    (Isaac Asimov)
     
  218. No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
    (Calvin Coolidge)
     
  219. You love God as much as the one you love the least.
    (Father John Hugo)
     
  220. Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us — and those around us — more effectively. Look for the learning.
    (Louisa May Alcott)
     
  221. We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, "Blessed are they that morn."
    (C.S. Lewis)[SUFFERING ATTITUDE]
     
  222. Good Luck is when Preparation meets Opportunity.
    (Betsy Allen)
     
  223. It's easy to make a buck; it's difficult to make a difference.
    (Tom Brokaw)
     
  224. Service without reflection is like eating without digestion.
    (Edmund Burke)
     
  225. The wise man applauds he who he thinks most virtuous; the rest of the world applauds the wealthy.
    (Samuel Johnson)
     
  226. Tradition is what you resort to when you don't have the time or the money to do it right.
    (Kurt Herbert Adler)
     
  227. You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
    (John Plomp)
     
  228. I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.
    (Arthur Rubinstein)
     
  229. He who cannot forgive another breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself. (Geroge Herbert)
     
  230. Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
    (Anonymous)
     
  231. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
    (Henry Ford) [ATTITUDE]
     
  232. All you have to do is know where you're going.
    The answers will come to you of their own accord.
    (Earl Nightingale)
     
  233. Like anything else, you'll never truly understand until it happens to you, and even then, it takes a while to understand it.
    (Anonymous)
     
  234. Stress is what fills the gap between what we want and what we get.
    (Louis Menand)
     
  235. The bulbs waited till April in the ground patient in their time.
    (Anonymous)
     
  236. I like flaws and feel more comfortable around people who have them. I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.
    (Augusten Burroughs)
     
  237. A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.
    (Alexandre Dumas)
     
  238. We are so often caught up in our destination that we forget to appreciate the journey, especially the goodness of the people we meet on the way.
    (Anonymous)
     
  239. No great advance has ever been made in science, politics, or religion, without controversy.
    (Lyman Beecher)
     
  240. To cure is to remove the disease. To heal is to make whole, and wholeness can belong as much to the infirm as to the healthy. "The first reform," Pope Francis said, "must be the attitude."
    (James Carroll)
     
  241. Will power is to the mind like a strong blind man who carries on his shoulders a lame man who can see.
    (Arthur Schopenhauer)
     
  242. Prohibition goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes crimes out of things that are not crimes.
    (Abraham Lincoln)
     
  243. Good behavior is the last refuge of mediocrity.
    (Henry S. Haskins)
     
  244. People who are sensible about love are incapable of it.
    (Douglas Yates) Lots of people are dead, and they're just not clever enough to fall over and decompose.
    (Mary Burns)
     
  245. You can always create your own experience of life in a beautiful and enjoyable way if you keep your love turned on within you — regardless of what other people say or do.
    (Ken Keyes, Jr.)
     
  246. Your failures won't hurt you until you start blaming them on others.
    (Anonymous)
     
  247. If you expect miracles in your life, then release any attachment to the outcome.
    (Joe Vitale)
     
  248. Everybody in life is either a lifter or a leaner.
    (John Maxwell)
     
  249. I would not speak about "absolute" truths, even for believers.... Truth is a relationship. As such, each one of us receives the truth and expresses it from within, that is to say, according to one's own circumstances, culture, and situation in life.
    (Pope Francis)
     
  250. Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people.
    (Earl Nightingale)
     
  251. Reflection turns experience into insight.
    (John Maxwell)
     
  252. Just because you're miserable doesn't mean you can't enjoy your life.
    (Annette Goodheart)
     
  253. When you buy from an independent artist you are buying more than just a painting or a novel or a song. You are buying hundreds of hours of experimentation and thousands of failures. You are buying days, weeks, months, years of frustration and moments of pure joy. You are buying nights of worry about paying the rent, having enough money to eat, having enough money to feed the children, the birds..., the dog. You aren't just buying a thing — you are buying a piece of heart, part of a soul, a private moment in someone's life. Most importantly, you are buying that artist more time to do something they are truly passionate about; something that makes all of the above worth the fear and doubt; something that puts the life into living.
    (Rebekah Joy Plett)
     
  254. If I have harmed anyone, in any way, either knowingly or unknowingly through my own confusions, I ask forgiveness.
         If anyone has harmed me, in any way, either knowingly or unknowingly through their own confusions, I forgive them.
         And if there is a situation I am not yet ready to forgive, I forgive myself for that.
         For all the ways that I harm myself, negate, doubt, belittle myself, judge or be unkind to myself through my own confusions, I forgive myself.
    (Buddhist Prayer)
     
  255. A belief is nothing more than a chronic pattern of thought, and you have the ability—if you try even a little bit—to begin a new pattern, to tell a new story.....
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  256. Do not regret growing older.... It is a privilege denied to many.
    (Anonymous)
     
  257. I've seen better days, but I've also seen worse. I don't have everything I want, but I do have all I need. I woke up with some aches and pains, but I woke up. My life may not be perfect, but I am blessed.
    (Anonymous)
     
  258. Spending time with children is more important than spending money on children.
    (Anthony Douglas Williams)
     
  259. If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.
    (Lao Tzu)
     
  260. I don't have time to worry about who doesn't like me.... I'm too busy loving the people who love me.
    (Anonymous)
     
  261. Sometimes the thing that didn't work out for your very best, really did.
    Yeah, always!
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  262. Nature has perfections, in order to show that she is the image of God; and defects, to show that she is only his image.
    (Blaise Pascal)
     
  263. My life is God's present to this world. I am going to value it, package it, and give back to the world as my service to God.
    (Seth Adzokatse)
     
  264. Having a dream is awesome.
    Having a dream and showing up every day, even when nothing seems to be happening, is priceless.
    But having a dream and showing up every day, while sauntering, winking, and hugging everyone, is when the floodgates begin to tremble.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  265. A wise man will make haste to forgive, because he knows the true value of time, and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
    (Samuel Johnson)
     
  266. Where God knows not God,
    And heaven has been misplaced,
    Thy kingdom still comes.
         Haiku very much!
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  267. Friendships are fragile things and require as much care in handling as any other fragile and precious thing.
    (Randolph S. Bourne)
     
  268. Men who truly loves you will never let you go, no matter how hard the situation is.
    A women who truly loves you will be angry at you for so many things, but will stick around.
    (Sharifahnor Hamidah)
     
  269. Anything you do can get you fired; this includes doing nothing.
    (Anonymous)
     
  270. Make friends with the angels, who though invisible are always with you.... Often invoke them, constantly praise them, and make good use of their help and assistance in all your temporal and spiritual affairs.
    (Saint Francis de Sales)
     
  271. Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
    (Theodore Isaac Rubin)
     
  272. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
    (Vince Lombardi)
     
  273. Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it
    (Salvador Dali)
     
  274. It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.
    (Bruce Lee)
     
  275. A society that puts equality — in the sense of equality of outcome — ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom. The use of force to achieve equality will destroy freedom, and the force, introduced for good purposes, will end up in the hands of people who use it to promote their own interests.
    (Milton Friedman)
     
  276. Finally you have to say,"This isn't about me. I didn't wage this war. I didn't pick this war. I don't understand this war. I'm not going to think about this war, and I'm not going to use it as my excuse to not feel good any more."
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  277. Falling in love is only half of what I want. Staying in love with you till forever is the other.
    (Anonymous)
     
  278. People who sing their own praises usually end up singing solos.
    (Anonymous)
     
  279. Solitude is the despair of fools, the torment of the wicked, and the joy of the good.
    (Anonymous)
     
  280. The six most important words: I admit I made a mistake The five most important words: You did a good job The four most important words: What is YOUR opinion? The three most important words: If you please The two most important words: Thank You The one most important word: We The least important word: I.
    (Anonymous)
     
  281. Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
    (Dr. Wayne Dyer)
     
  282. It is better that a child should cry than that its parents should.
    (Leo Rosten)
     
  283. The true fanatic is a theocrat, someone who sees himself as acting on behalf of some super personal force: the Race, the Party, History, the proletariat, the Poor, and so on. These absolve him from evil, hence he may safely do anything in their service.
    (Lord Billingsley)
     
  284. Don't just teach your children to read.... Teach them to question what they read.Teach them to question everything.
    (George Carlin)
     
  285. I pray because I can't help myself. I pray because I'm helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn't change God, it changes me.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  286. One part of knowledge consists in being ignorant of such things as are not worthy to be known.
    (Crates)
     
  287. The true saint goes in and out amongst the people and eats and sleeps with them and buys and sells in the market and marries and takes part in social intercourse, and never forgets God for a single moments.
    (Abu Sa'id)
     
  288. It takes a clever man to turn cynic and a wise man to be clever enough not to.
    (Fannie Hurst)
     
  289. There is not one other reason for life than joy. We've got nothing to prove to anyone, because nobody other than All-That-Is is watching.... We're not trying to get it done, because there is no ending — we cannot get it done. Everything exists for the purpose of joy in the moment.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  290. Your resources are always far greater than you imagine them to be. Never ask, "Can I do this?"
    Ask instead, "How can I do this?"
    (Dan Zadra)
     
  291. The good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot, and realize how blessed you are for what you have.
    (Anonymous)
     
  292. It is in these acts called trivialities that the seeds of joy are forever wasted, until men and women look round with haggard faces at the devastation their own waste has made, and say, the earth bears no harvest of sweetness — calling their denial knowledge.
    (George Eliot)
     
  293. For the truly faithful, no miracle is necessary. For those who doubt, no miracle is sufficient.
    (Nancy Gibbs)
     
  294. Thinkers think and doers do. But until the thinkers do and the doers think, progress will be just another word in the already overburdened vocabulary of the talkers who talk.
    (Anonymous)
     
  295. There exists only the present instant... a Now which always and without end is itself new. There is no yesterday nor any tomorrow, but only Now, as it was a thousand years ago and as it will be a thousand years hence.
    (Meister Eckhart)
     
  296. Jesus didn't come as a philosopher or general but as a carpenter.
    (Martin Luther)
     
  297. If triangles were intelligent their God would be eminently triangular.
    (Baruch Spinoza)
     
  298. When there is danger, a good leader takes the front line; but when there is celebration, a good leader stays in the back of the room
    (Nelson Mandela)
     
  299. Nothing that you could put ketchup on could ever be called superb.
    (Rae Huntington)
     
  300. Men never get lost, but we sometimes become uncertain of our position.
    (Gordon Dalbey)
     
  301. I am the ghost of Christmas Future Perfect Subjunctive: I will show you what would have happened were you not to have changed your ways!
    (Anonymous)
     
  302. As you watch children playing in the mud and having great joy in it, you might not enjoy playing in the mud, but they do. And so, there's somebody enjoying doing something you don't want to do. And that pretty much applies to everything.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  303. Growing old has its compensations: all the things you couldn't have when you were young you no longer want.
    (Anonymous)
     
  304. The active part of man consists of powerful instincts, some of which are gentle and continuous; others violent and short; some baser, some nobler, and all necessary.
    (Francis W. Newman)
     
  305. The secret to your future is hidden in your daily routine. You have to be self-disciplined to spend your time wisely.
    (Michelle Moore)
     
  306. Sometimes you have to love people from a distance and give them the space and time to get their minds right before you let them back into your life.
    (Robert Tew)
     
  307. Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel.
    (John Churton Collins)
     
  308. As children we naturally pretend and act like we are what we wish we could be. Later, as we get older and continue that practice, we are accused of being pretentious. Nature had it right. Pretending is the art of creation. Our innate ability to create our own reality.
    (C Wiechert)
     
  309. In your 20's it's a time to find yourself. In your 30's and 40's, to perhaps raise a family. But in your 50's and 60's, it's a time to become significant, give back, and allow your insight in life, to make a difference.
    (C Wiechert)
     
  310. You are the victim of the sickness industry, unless you make a conscious effort to take charge of your own health.
    (C Wiechert)
     
  311. What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know it's what we know for sure that just ain't so
    (Mark Twain)
     
  312. The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering
    (Bruce Lee)
     
  313. Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
    (Francois la Rochefoucauld)
     
  314. If a person only wants to hear things that reinforce their own beliefs, thinkers will always be labeled as arrogant because they dare to think out of the proverbial box. Enlightenment only comes when we accept the idea that our ideas could be wrong, and ask, what do you have for me today to challenge my beliefs. I am open.
    (C Wiechert)
     
  315. To give & expect nothing, is the only way to live, for often, that is exactly what you get!!!
    (C Wiechert)
     
  316. I woke up this morning, and had a near life experience.
    (C Wiechert)
     
  317. Wine is as intoxicating as a women, but when drank in excess, leaves much less pain.
    (C Wiechert)
     
  318. There are exceptions to every rule, including this one.
    (C Wiechert)
     
  319. Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  320. God created the big bang. Then we came along. We're suppose to be in his image, but for the most part, we suck at it.
    (C Wiechert)
     
  321. The past is a trail you leave behind, much like the wake of a speedboat. That is, it's a vanishing trail temporarily showing you where you were. The wake of a boat doesn't affect it's course — obviously it can't since it appears behind the boat. So consider this image when you exclaim that your past is the reason you aren't moving forward.
    (Dr. Wayne Dyer)
     
  322. Humble people don't think less of themselves ... they just think of themselves less.
    (Norman Vincent Peale)
     
  323. As I reach the Golden Years of my life, I do my best, to do my duty, to God and my country and not in my pants....
    (C Wiechert)
     
  324. The reasonable man adapts himself to the conditions that surround him... The unreasonable man adapts surrounding conditions to himself... All progress depends on the unreasonable man.
    (George Bernard Shaw)
     
  325. Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
    (Isaac Asimov)
     
  326. We are all broken, in that we are imperfect & flawed. But, we don't need saving, we just need to be understood, loved. and accepted.
    Like cut gem stones, we have facets. To see them clearly, you need only change your prospective.
    (C Wiechert)
     
  327. I like to hang around people who disagree with me. It's a great way to make sure you are thinking correctly. Always question your closely held beliefs.
    (C Wiechert)
     
  328. Everything doesn't happen for a reason. Things just happen, and then we assign a reason to what just happened.
    (C Wiechert)
     
  329. She has a wonderful nose, a glorious body and long luscious legs. She has a fruity fragrance and in just the right light, she possesses the color of ruby's. I make love to 2 glasses a night.
    (C Wiechert)
     
  330. I focus on what's really important in life. Quality rather than appearance...ethics rather than rules...integrity rather than domination...knowledge rather than achievement...serenity rather than acquisitions.
    (Dr. Wayne Dyer)
     
  331. Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.
    (Ancient Indian Proverb)
     
  332. Everybody has something to teach us. It may be humility, strength, tolerance, love, prospective, health, truth, kindness.... What ever it is, when they come along, it's our job to listen
    (C Wiechert)
     
  333. The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    (William Arthur Ward)
     
  334. Reflection turns experience into insight.
    (Anonymous)
     
  335. The "pursuit of happiness" is an American myth. The ideologies and governments of this century that promised happiness, have left people with more material possessions, but less psychological well-being. Many of the citizens are emotionally bankrupt and unhappy. The demands of life in our current socioeconomic system require that we keep running and running with little or no breaks.... Like their parents, most of the young professionals will drift through life racing for the "American Dream," going through very expensive trial-and-error lessons and struggling to achieve happiness and fulfillment.
    (Med Yones)
     
  336. If things are natural, they're easy. If they're unnatural they're difficult. I have never met a man who found it difficult to marry, but I have never found a man who found it easy to divorce either.
    (Anonymous)
     
  337. Everything requires time. It is the only truly universal condition. All work takes place in time and uses up time. Yet most people take for granted this unique, irreplaceable, and necessary resource. Nothing else, perhaps, distinguishes effective executives as much as their tender loving care of time.
    (Peter Drucker)
     
  338. You just never know who in the crowd, standing beside you in line or passing you in the street, might be raised in spirit, or even lifted from despair, by the kindness in your glance or the comfort of your smile.
    But they may never forget.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  339. You can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path.
    (Steve Jobs)
     
  340. One of the problems the internet has introduced is that in the electronic village all the village-idiots have internet access.
    (Peter Nelson)
     
  341. No man ever achieved worth-while success who did not, at one time or other, find himself with at least one foot hanging well over the brink of failure.
    (Napoleon Hill)
     
  342. Our self-image and our habits tend to go together.
    Change one and you will automatically change the other.
    (Napoleon Hill)
     
  343. Attract what you expect,
    Reflect what you desire,
    Become what you respect,
    Mirror what you admire.
    (Anonymous)
     
  344. Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.
    (Maya Angelou)
     
  345. I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children they just about throw up.
    (Barbara Bush)
     
  346. Try not to confuse "attachment" with "love." Attachment is about fear and dependency, and more to do with love of self than love of another. Love without attachment is the purest love because it isn't about what others can give you because you're empty. It is about what you can give others because you're already full!
    (Yasmin Mogahead)
     
  347. Teamwork is what the Green Bay Packers were all about. They didn't do it for individual glory. They did it because they loved one another.
    (Vince Lombardi)
     
  348. Do not accept appearances of good and evil at face value. Accept them only as mirage, illusion, a form of malpractice, or hypnotism, and above all things, do not accept them as something that has to be healed, reformed, changed, or corrected.
    (Joel Goldsmith)
     
  349. Love is dangerous but it is worth the risk.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  350. The 3 pound, pinkish gray wrinkly guck in your skull contains about 100 billion neurons. Each Can hook up with up to 10,000 others; hence, there are at least 100 trillion connections in your brain, which is more than there are stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.
    (Patricia Marx)
     
  351. Dear Lord,
    I bet it is hard for you to love all the people all the time. There are only four people in my family and I can't love all of them all the time. (Small child's prayer)
    (Anonymous)
     
  352. We are wealthy — we work five days a week but eat seven days; even if one works, the whole family eats.
    (Dave Mason)
     
  353. "The person ahead of you paid for your coffee." (Seventeen people in a row at a Starbucks did that.)
    (Anonymous)
     
  354. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
    (Mae West)
     
  355. Change: One of the hardest lesson in life is letting go. Whether it's Guilt, Anger, Love, Loss, etc. Change is never easy, you fight to hold on and you fight to let go.
    (Anonymous)
     
  356. Six Ethics in Life.

    Before you Pray, believe.
    Before you Speak, Listen.
    Before you Spend, Earn.
    Before you Write, Think.
    Before you Quit, Try
    Before you Die, live.
    (Mamqasmi)
     

  357. In order to have great happiness, you have to have great pain and unhappiness — otherwise how would you know when you're happy?
    (Leslie Caron)
     
  358. We met for a reason, either you're a blessing or a lesson.
    (Nayely Saldana)
     
  359. We must especially beware of that small group of selfish men who would clip the wings of the American Eagle in order to feather their own nests.
    ( Franklin D. Roosevelt)
     
  360. Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself.
    (Mark A. Cooper)
     
  361. You will always, almost always, most of you, choose negative emotion over no emotion. Because emotion indicates desire. It's exciting!
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  362. People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains, new stars, garish birds, freak fish, grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something.
    (Soren Kierkegaard)
     
  363. The strongest factor for success is self-esteem: Believing you can do it, believing you deserve it and believing you'll get it.
    (Anonymous)
     
  364. You can be the ripest, juciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches.
    (Dita Von Teese)
     
  365. You may tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, poetry, love, and romance can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond.
    ()Francis P. Church
     
  366. Do not worry, eat three square meals a day, say your prayers, be courteous to your creditors, keep your digestion good, exercise, go slow and go easy. Maybe there are other things that your special case requires to make you happy, but my friend, these, I reckon, will give you a good lift.
    (Abraham Lincoln)
     
  367. Your life can be as wonderful or as horrible as you allow it to be. It all depends upon the thoughts that you practice. And therein lies the basis of anyone's success: How much do I practice thoughts that bring me joy, and how much do I practice thoughts that bring me pain?
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  368. Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
    (Deepak Chopra)
     
  369. Do not underestimate yourself by comparing yourself with others. It's our differences that make us unique and beautiful.
    (Anonymous)
     
  370. To be content does not mean that you don't desire more, it means you're thankful for what you have and patient for what's to come.
    (Tony Gaskins)
     
  371. He railed against welfare cheats and defended the death penalty. He worried about the national debt, big government, bureaucrats who lacked common sense, permissive parents, leftist radicals and America succumbing to moral decay. He championed rugged individualism, love of God and country, and the fundamental decency of ordinary people.
    (NY Times obituary of Paul Harvey)
     
  372. You can always tell when you are on the road to success; it's uphill all the way.
    (Paul Harvey)
     
  373. o not wait: the time will never be 'just right.'
    Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.
    (Napoleon Hill)
     
  374. Your mind is a garden.
         Your thoughts are the seeds.
    You can grow flowers
         or you can grow weeds.
    (Ritu Ghatourey)
     
  375. The world does not pay for what a person knows, but it pays for what a person does with what he knows.
    (Laurence Lee)
     
  376. Most people are in favor of progress, it's the changes they don't like.
    (Anonymous)
     
  377. It's really important that you feel good. Because this feeling good is what goes out as a signal into the universe and starts to attract more of itself to you. So the more you can feel good, the more you will attract the things that help you feel good and that will keep bringing you up higher and higher.
    (Joe Vitale)
     
  378. To teach successfully we must tell all we know, but only what is adaptable to the student.
    (La Harpe)
     
  379. Women, we don't say this enough, but thank you.
    Thank you for not killing us in our sleep.
         Sincerely,
         Men
    (Anonymous)
     
  380. Friends are like rainbows, they shine the brightest in a storm.
    (Karla Dorman)
     
  381. The reality of life is that your perceptions — right or wrong — influence everything else you do. When you get a proper perspective of your perceptions, you may be surprised how many other things fall into place.
    (Roger Birkman)
     
  382. A strong positive attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.
    (Patricia Neal)
     
  383. Saying yes to happiness means learning to say no to things and people that stress you out.
    (Thema Davis)
     
  384. Leaders are dealers in hope.
    (Napoleon Bonaparte)
     
  385. I destroy my enemies when I make them my friend.
    (Abraham Lincoln)
     
  386. One day someone is going to hug you so tight that all of your broken pieces will stick back together.
    (Anonymous)
     
  387. Failure is only postponed success as long as courage coaches ambition. The habit of persistence is the habit of victory.
    (Herbert Kaufman)
     
  388. Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
    (Daniel Boorstin)
     
  389. The best government is a benevolent tyranny tempered by an occasional assassination.
    (Voltaire)
     
  390. The man who does not work for the love of work but only for money is not likely to make money nor find much fun in life.
    (Charles Schwab)
     
  391. Religion is belief in someone else's experience. Spirituality is having your own experience.
    (Deepak Chopra)
     
  392. Nothing is worth your unhappiness; not because the awful and ugly don't happen, but because there's always more of the really good stuff.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  393. I suppose some editors are failed writers; but so are most writers.
    (T. S. Eliot)
     
  394. Vision without execution is hallucination.
    (Thomas Edison)
     
  395. There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world.
    We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
    (Dale Carnegie)
     
  396. School failed me, and I failed the school. It bored me. The teachers behaved like Feldwebel (sergeants). I wanted to learn what I wanted to know, but they wanted me to learn for the exam.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  397. Be on guard against those who help others in the name of sacrifice, selflessness, or altruism, instead of in the name of joy. Because usually, they don't really help all that much.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  398. Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)
     
  399. Everyone practices cafeteria religion.
    (A.J. Jacobs)
     
  400. My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.
    (James 1:19)
     
  401. Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, "children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation." Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky.
    (Phil. 2:14-15)
     
  402. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  403. If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to meet it!
    (Jonathan Winters)
     
  404. 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 to 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.
    (Ellen Goodman)
     
  405. If the human eye were a digital camera it would have 576 megapixels.
    (Anonymous)
     
  406. Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.
    (Joseph Campbell)
     
  407. If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done."
    (Thomas Jefferson)
     
  408. Let us be the first to give a friendly sign;
    to nod first, smile first, speak first,
    and — if such a thing is necessary — forgive first.

    (Anonymous)
     
  409. Realize what you really want. It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging gold.
    (William Moulton Marston)
     
  410. It's always been my philosophy: Turn the page. If something falls through, turn the page. It's over with, get used to it, get on with it. Very simple. It's always worked for me.
    (Merv Griffin)
     
  411. Watch your thoughts, they become your beliefs. Watch your beliefs, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character.
    (Vince Lombardi)
     
  412. If You Have a Choice, Don't Choose to Be Hurt.
    (Marianne Powers)
     
  413. I've decided to be happy because it's good for my health.
    (Voltaire)
     
  414. You are what you are and where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You can change what you are and where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
    (Zig Ziglar)
     
  415. You have no control over whether people will hurt you or not, but you have total control over whether or not you will permit yourself to become victimized by the pain. Choose a path of indomitable joy!
    (Don Huntington)
     
  416. Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.
    (Colleen C. Barrett)
     
  417. A winner loses more often than losers.
    (Anonymous)
     
  418. Show people you CARE:
    Communicate
    Appreciate
    Respect
    Encourage
    (Anonymous)
     
  419. Greatness is birthed out of great labor...don't claim to be great when you choose to live small.
    (Anonymous)
     
  420. Never blame anyone in your life. Good people give you Happiness. Bad people give you experience. Worst people give you a lesson & best people give you memories.
    (Wisdom Quotes & Stories)
     
  421. There are two kinds of people who don't say much, those who are quiet and those who talk a lot.
    (Anonymous)
     
  422. Cutting people out of my life does not mean I hate them, it simply means I respect me.
    (Wisdom Quotes & Stories)
     
  423. Everyone wants what they can't have. But if you begin to love what you have, you won't need anything else.
    (Wisdom Quotes & Stories)
     
  424. If you think that every bad thing that has been done on the face of the earth has been done by man, you're right — but so has every good thing.
    (Anonymous)
     
  425. Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try.
    (Jack Canfield)
     
  426. The kids who need love the most will ask for it in the most unloving of ways.
    (Anonymous)
     
  427. Kindness covers all of my political beliefs. No need to spell them out. I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do.
    (Roger Ebert)
     
  428. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn't always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.
    (Roger Ebert)
     
  429. You can build any future you want if you let yourself grow, have faith in your dreams or visions, and become open to new ideas.
    (John F. Wasik)
     
  430. Dignity really means that I deserve the best treatment I can receive. And that I have the responsibility to give the best treatment I can to other people.
    (Maya Angelou)
     
  431. Say to those that hate and curse you, "You are our brothers and sisters."
    (Theophilus of Antioch)
     
  432. You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to.
    (Anonymous)
     
  433. Although the life of a person is a land full of thorns and weeds, there is always a space in which the good seed can grow. You have to trust God.
    (Pope Francis)
     
  434. A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow real poverty.
    (Hume)
     
  435. In order to experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in a human body.
    (Barbara De Angelis)
     
  436. We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it — and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again — and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  437. Motivation is what gets you started.
    Habit is what keeps you going.
    (Jim Ryun)
     
  438. It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
    (Alec Bourne)
     
  439. So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.
    (Dr. Seuss)
     
  440. Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.
    (Stephen King)
     
  441. Find arms that will hold you at your weakest. Find eyes that will see you at your ugliest and find a heart that will love you at your worst, then you have found true love.
    (Wisdom Quotes & Stories)
     
  442. When you are dead, you don't know that you are dead. It is difficult only for the others.
         It is the same when you are stupid.
    (Anonymous)
     
  443. The best riddle of all time.
    Q: What's the difference between you and God?
    A: God NEVER thinks He's you.
    (Anne Lamott)
     
  444. When someone is rude, keep a smile on your face. When you stay on the high road and keep your joy, you take away their power.
    (Wisdom Quotes & Stories)
     
  445. True love isn't Romeo and Juliet who died together. It's Grandma and Grandpa who grew old together.
    (Wisdom Quotes & Stories)
     
  446. Do not educate your child to be rich. educate them to be happy, so when they grow up, they'll know the value of things, not the price.
    (Anonymous)
     
  447. Your best teacher is your last mistake.
    (Ralph Nader)
     
  448. The less you respond to rude, critical, argumentative people, the more peaceful your life will become.
    (Wisdom Quotes & Stories)
     
  449. A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.
    (G. K. Chesterton)
     
  450. Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.
    (Jack Buck)
     
  451. We struggle for the joy that life is haunted by.
    (Death In June)
     
  452. Friends are the family we choose for ourselves.
    (Edna Buchanan)
     
  453. Nobody is who they are based upon one decision, one day, one path, one chance, one relationship, or one anything else.
    Every day is brand new and opportunity never stops knocking.
         "Who's there?"
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  454. Don't marry a rich man. Marry a good man. He will spend his life trying to keep you happy. No rich man can buy that.
    (Wisdom Quotes & Stories)
     
  455. All life is an experiment.
    The more experiments you make the better.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  456. I feel more like I do now than I did when I first got here.
    (Ron Reagan)
     
  457. Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.
    (J. R. R. Tolkien)
     
  458. When government accepts responsibility for people, then people no longer take responsibility for themselves.
    (George Pataki)
     
  459. People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
    (George Bernard Shaw)
     
  460. Be positive! Its not about who hurt you and broke you down. Its about who was always there and made you smile again!
    (Wisdom Quotes & Stories)
     
  461. Patriotism is a lively sense of collective responsibility. Nationalism is a silly cock crowing on its own dunghill and calling for larger spurs and brighter beaks.
    (Richard Aldington)
     
  462. If you have tried to do something and failed, you are vastly better off than if you had tried to do nothing and succeeded.
    (Lloyd Jones)
     
  463. That is the best — to laugh with someone because you think the same things are funny.
    (Gloria Vanderbilt)
     
  464. We always weaken everything we exaggerate.
    (La Harpe)
     
  465. There are no miracles for those that have no faith in them.
    (French Proverb)
     
  466. My body sometimes feels sore, but it works. I don't sleep well most nights, but I do wake up to fight another day. My wallet is not full but my stomach is. I don't have all the things I ever wanted but I do have everything I will ever need. My life is by no means perfect, but it's my life and I'm happy.
    (Anonymous)
     
  467. Today me will live in the moment unless it's unpleasant in which case me will eat a cookie.
    (Cookie Monster)
     
  468. There are two kinds of people in the world givers and takers. The takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better.
    (Marlo Thomas)
     
  469. Strange as it may seem, no amount of learning can cure stupidity, and formal education positively fortifies it.
    (Stephen Vizinczey)
     
  470. But how is this true, when God oftentimes withholds riches and honors, and health of body from men, though they walk ever so uprightly? We may therefore know that honors and riches and bodily strength, are none of God's good things; they are of the number of things indifferent which God bestows promiscuously upon the just and unjust, as the rain to fall and the sun to shine. The good things of God are chiefly peace of conscience and the joy in the Holy Ghost in this life; fruition of God's presence, and vision of his blessed face in the next, and these good things God never bestows upon the wicked, never withholds from the godly.
    (Charles H. Spurgeon)
     
  471. One of the happiest moments ever, is when you find the courage to let go of what you can't change.
    (Wisdom Quotes & Stories)
     
  472. The ones who love you will never leave you. Even if there are hundred reasons to give up, they will find one reason to hold on.
    (Wisdom Quotes & Stories)
     
  473. Be happy when God answers your prayers, but be more Thankful when God makes you the answer to someone else's prayer.
    (Wisdom Quotes & Stories)
     
  474. A fellow who gets more than he deserves wants more than he gets.
    (Latin Proverb)
     
  475. It's nice when someone remembers small details about you, not because you always remind them, but just because they care.
    (Anonymous)
     
  476. Relationships never die a natural death. They are murdered by Ego, Attitude and Ignorance.
    (Anonymous)
     
  477. The most privileged caste in the most powerful country in the most prosperous epoch in the whole history of humankind is always sure that everything is going straight to hell and has mostly already got there.
    (Adam Gopnik)
     
  478. The real trick for confronting boredom is to ask more questions.
    For tackling loneliness, it's to take more action.
    And for easing sadness, it's to think more of others.
    Then we dance!
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  479. A truer image of the world, I think, is obtained by picturing things as entering into the stream of time from an eternal world outside, than from a view which regards time as the devouring tyrant of all that is.
    (Bertrand Russell)
     
  480. Determine to become one of the best. Sufficient money will almost automatically follow if you get to be one of the ''best'' in your chosen field, whatever it is.
    (Don G. Mitchell)
     
  481. Beauty and grace are performed whether or not we will or sense them. The least we can do is try to be there.
    (Annie Dillard)
     
  482. When you are down to nothing, God is up to something.
    (Robert A. Schiller)
     
  483. To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.
    (Ken S. Keyes, Jr.)
     
  484. Memory is the scribe of the soul.
    (Aristotle)
     
  485. Blame is a way to discharge pain and discomfort.
    (Brené Brown)
     
  486. Vulnerability is our most accurate measure of courage.... It is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.
    (Brené Brown)
     
  487. I admire those people who can stay calm despite too much pain. But, I love those who cry for a while, but after the tears have fallen, you'll see a real fighter the moment they start to smile.
    (Anonymous)
     
  488. God made the world for the delight of human beings.
    (Mother Theresa)
     
  489. Marriage is an institution, but who wants to live in an institution?
    (Anonymous)
     
  490. If you are right, take the humble side — you will help the other fellow. If you are wrong, take the humble side — and you will help yourself.
    (Anonymous)
     
  491. The proper function of man is to live, not exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
    (Jack London)
     
  492. It isn't about finding the perfect partner. It is about being one.
    (Gary Rannefeld)
     
  493. The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
    (Samuel Johnson)
     
  494. Happiness is not something ready made.
    It comes from your own actions.
    (Dalai Lama)
     
  495. When you marry the right woman, you are complete. But, when you marry the wrong woman, you are finished.
    And when the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are completely finished!
    (Samsundar Balgobi)
     
  496. A real man is a man who is real.
    Not playing games.
    (Gordon Dalbey)
     
  497. Whatever you don't forgive your father for, you'll do to your son.
    (Anonymous)
     
  498. I want men to experience the healing and freedom that comes when you get real with yourself, with God, and with other men. That's how we discover not only who we are, but the manhood we're created for and the power to walk it out.
    (Gordon Dalbey)
     
  499. Money in the bank is like toothpaste in the tube. Easy to take out, hard to put back.
    (Earl Wilson)
     
  500. A lighthouse is not interested in who gets its light! It just gives it without thinking! Giving light is its nature!
    (Mehmet Murat Ildan)
     
  501. Instead of "the john" I call my bathroom "the jim" so I can say, "Every morning I go to the jim."
    (Anonymous)
     
  502. The economy's so bad, Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen.
    (Anonymous)
     
  503. God is absolutely not a man; there is nothing male about him. We need to talk about the male aspects of God and the female aspects of God, because that's the best we can do with our limited understanding. But God is neither. Still, one of our most powerful ways of describing God's uniqueness is to pretend he is a person, and I fully support that, even knowing that it isn't quite true.
    (Chuck Turner)
     
  504. If an egg is broken by outside force, LIFE ends. If broken by inside force, LIFE begins. Great things always begin from inside.
    (Jim Kwik)
     
  505. All of a sudden, space isn't friendly. All of a sudden, it's a place where people can die.... Many more people are going to die. But we can't explore space if the requirement is that there be no casualties; we can't do anything if the requirement is that there be no casualties.
    (Isaac Asimov)
     
  506. The explosion of the 'Challenger,' after twenty-four consecutive successful shuttle flights, grounded all manned space missions by the U.S. for more than two years. The delay barely evoked comment.... But contrast the early history of aviation, when 31 of the first 40 pilots hired by the Post Office died in crashes within six years, with no suspension of service.
    (C. Owen Paepke)
     
  507. Airplanes may kill you but they ain't likely to hurt you.
    (Satchel Paige)
     
  508. Trouble in the air is very rare. It is hitting the ground that causes it.
    (Amelia Earhart)
     
  509. He who conquers others is strong;
         he who conquers himself is mighty.
    (Lao Tzu)
     
  510. Rust Never Sleeps.
    (Album by Neil Young and Crazy Horse)
     
  511. When you have experienced Significance, success does not mean anything.
    (Mark Hernandez )
     
  512. Who do you know that is divorced and would say, "I would wish this on anyone"?
    (Annie Jung)
     
  513. Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
    (1 Corinthians 13:7 )
    When you are taking a pounding from the world, then love, like a roof overhead, "protects."
    When you've been hurt or disappointed or betrayed, love "trusts."
    When no one notices how much you care or how often you cry, love "hopes."
    And when your love has been abused and questioned, when the door has been slammed in your face, when you've been completely ignored, love "perseveres."
    (Dena Jeglum)
     
  514. Cure for high blood pressure: People who are more hopeful and optimistic, and enjoy life have a lower blood pressure.
    Cure for high blood pressure: Forgive and forget. Your blood pressure goes down when your empathy goes up.
    (Michael Roizen)
     
  515. If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way towards one another.
    (Sir Winston Churchill)
     
  516. Dreams come true; that's what they do. The only variable is when.
         For the slow approach: Resist. Attach. Insist. Deny. Stop. Second guess. Whine. Argue. Defend. Protest. Cry. Struggle. And ask others, when you know the answer yourself.
         For the quick approach: Visualize. Pretend. Prepare. Dodge. Roll. Serpentine. Do not waiver over intentions, but over methods. Show up, even when nothing happens. And give thanks in advance.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  517. Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining.
    (Jeff Raskin)
     
  518. For a long time it seemed to me that real life was about to begin, but there was always some obstacle in the way. Something had 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.
    (Bette Howland)
     
  519. No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  520. Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit and gives a certain air to the countenance which is more amiable than beauty.
    (Joseph Addison)
     
  521. Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.
    (Anonymous)
     
  522. If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes real good, then you did it. That's all it takes to get people to win football games.
    (Bear Bryant)
     
  523. Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn't know before you learned it.
    (Zig Ziglar)
     
  524. The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
    (Arthur C Clarke)
     
  525. The artistic temperament is a disease that affects amateurs. Artists of a large and wholesome vitality get rid of their art easily, as they breathe easily or perspire easily. But in artists of less force, the thing becomes a pressure, and produces a definite pain, which is called the artistic temperament.
    (G. K. Chesterton)
     
  526. The doors of wisdom are never shut.
    (Benjamin Franklin)
     
  527. Life is too short to only learn from the mistakes you will make!
    (Anonymous)
     
  528. Love is not blind — it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.
    (Rabbi J. Gordon)
     
  529. May we never let the things we can't have, or don't have, or shouldn't have, spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have. As we value our happiness, let us not forget it, for one of the greatest lessons in life is learning to be happy without the things we cannot or should not have.
    (Richard L. Evans)
     
  530. Be better than you were yesterday.
    (Anonymous)
     
  531. There are two kinds of people in this world, those who make it happen and those who ask, "What happened?"
    (John Maxwell)
     
  532. Overwhelmed is part of the process. If you aren't then you aren't pushing the envelope.
    (Rob Pennington)
     
  533. A soul without a high aim is like a ship without a rudder.
    (Eileen Caddy)
     
  534. If you want to forget all your other troubles, wear too tight shoes.
    (Anonymous)
     
  535. Friends are friends because they've discovered how much they have in common.
    Opponents, adversaries, and foes are friends too, who have not yet discovered this.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  536. I'm always amazed to hear of air crash victims so badly mutilated that they have to be identified by their dental records. What I can't understand is, if they don't know who you are, how do they know who your dentist is?
    (Paul Merton)
     
  537. A man is getting old when he walks around a puddle instead of through it.
    (R. C. Ferguson)
     
  538. It's much easier to be a negative person (a pessimist) than to be a positive one (an optimist) just as it's easier to be part of the problem than to be part of the solution.
    (Jayne Nielsen)
     
  539. The only job security you have today is your commitment to continuous personal improvement.
    (Ken Blanchard)
     
  540. None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.
    (Charles H. Spurgeon)
     
  541. Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it.
    (Harold Hulbert)
     
  542. Jesus didn't mean just love those who fit into our idea of lovable — He meant those who are broken; those who are scarred; those who no one else will touch. Jesus meant love them all. We don't get to pick and choose.
    (Anonymous)
     
  543. You can't steal second base by keeping one foot on first base; you always have to let go of something to get something better and taking risks is how you do it.
    (John Maxwell)
     
  544. There is a force in the universe, which, if we permit it, will flow through us and produce miraculous results.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)
     
  545. Lots of things can add purpose and meaning to your life, whether it's setting certain career goals, deciding to treat your body as a temple, choosing to be more in the moment in your everyday life, or striving to be a good parent, spouse, or friend.
    (Sharecare)
     
  546. In a recent study, older adults who had a strong sense of purpose in their lives were significantly less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease or cognitive impairment over the long haul.... And in the recent study, orienting one's life around a personal philosophy or goal meant people were 2.4 times less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease. Mild cognitive impairment — which is sometimes a precursor to Alzheimer's — was less likely among purpose-driven folks, too.
    (Sharecare)
     
  547. Do not eat the food of a stingy man, do not crave his delicacies; for he is the kind of man who is always thinking about the cost. "Eat and drink," he says to you, but his heart is not with you. You will vomit up the little you have eaten and will have wasted your compliments.
    (Proverbs 23:6-8)
     
  548. Insecure people are unable to empower anyone.
    (John Maxwell)
     
  549. Discipline yourself to do the things you need to do when you need to do them, and the day will come when you will be able to do the things you want to do when you want to do them!
    (Zig Ziglar)
     
  550. Fifty years ago, Christians comprised the mainstream in America and were fully accepted as a cultural majority. Many during that time did not stand up for those who were weak and marginalized. The "good old days" so often longed for were also times of racial oppression, gender discrimination, and theological confusion. So, pining for those "moral" days of yore is like chasing a mirage. The past simply wasn't that great for many when Christians had more influence.
    (Ed Stetzer)
     
  551. I am still learning.
    (Michelangelo, at age 82)
     
  552. It's not always easy to fight the good fight. But it is always good and it is always right!
    (Fulton Davis)
     
  553. Sometimes God doesn't give you what you think you want. Not because you don't deserve it but because you deserve more.
    (Anonymous)
     
  554. My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.
    (Anthony Hopkins)
     
  555. Maybe your goal should simply be to ... be brave.
    (Brené Brown)
     
  556. Good people bring out the good in people.
    (Anonymous)
     
  557. I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
    (Bill Cosby)
     
  558. The tragedy of life is not death but what we let die inside of us while we live.
    (Norman Cousins)
     
  559. Don't let the world recognize your greatness, live it and let the world catch up with you.
    (Anonymous)
     
  560. Ego reacts; Spirit responds.
    (Anonymous)
     
  561. He who works with his hands is a laborer.
    He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
    He who works with his hands, his head, and his heart is an artist.
    (St. Francis of Assisi)
     
  562. If a woman is upset, hold her and tell her how beautiful she is. If she starts to growl, retreat to a safe distance and throw chocolate at her.
    (Anonymous)
     
  563. Endurance separates a lot of people — people who really do succeed from those who want to succeed; those who achieve their dream from those who merely have a dream; those who get to the top of the mountain from those who go to the mountain.
    (John Maxwell)
     
  564. It isn't usually talent that separates people, it is desire and attitude that separates people.
    (John Maxwell)
     
  565. Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.
    (Napoleon Hill)
     
  566. At any given moment you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.
    (Anonymous)
     
  567. If you are trying to build a relationship of trust, and you build a bridge of promise, make sure that you build it right and that you cross it all the way.
    (John Maxwell)
     
  568. A good man honors his woman's strengths and covers her weaknesses. He isn't quick to find fault in her because he's too busy bringing out the best in her.
    (Anonymous)
     
  569. If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan.
    And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.
    (Jim Rohn)
     
  570. A "Hygiene Hypothesis" suggest that developed nations may suffer from too much cleanliness. Some say that this could affect our beneficial bacteria, alter our immune systems, and invite microbes into the stomach that might predispose us to food allergies.
    (Anonymous)
     
  571. An entire sea of water can't sink a ship unless it gets inside the ship. Similarly, the negativity of the world can't put you down unless you allow it to get inside you…
    (Anonymous)
     
  572. Draw a line down the middle and dare people to cross over it.
    (Guy Kawasaki)
     
  573. Lacking clarity is clarity itself. If you aren't sure about something, that alone, has meaning. Honor uncertainty. It's the womb from which all-knowingness comes.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  574. Why does the Lord command us to love our enemies and to pray for them? Not for their sake, but for ours!
    (Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica)
     
  575. You didn't get to choose when you would leave us, but you chose where you would wait.
    (Lenny Triglia)
     
  576. Each miracle writes for us in small letters something that God has already written, or will write, in letters almost too large to be noticed, across the whole canvas of Nature.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  577. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
    (1 Thess. 5:16-18)
     
  578. Nothing limits achievement like small thinking; Nothing expands possibilities like unleashed thinking.
    (William Arthur Ward)
     
  579. You are today where your thoughts have brought you. You will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
    (James Allen
     
  580. Life consists of what a man is thinking about all day.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  581. There ain't no rules around here. We're trying to accomplish something
    (Thomas Edison)
     
  582. We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own.
    (Ben Sweeland)
     
  583. Most people spend more time planning their summer vacation than planning their lives.
    (Anonymous)
     
  584. The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.
    (Max De Pree)
     
  585. Being focused keeps me from being well-rounded. I tell people, "Ninety-nine percent of everything in life I don't need to know about."
    (John Maxwell)
     
  586. He did each thing as if he did nothing else.
    (Spoken of Novelist Charles Dickens)
     
  587. Many an object is not seen, though it falls within the range of our visual ray, because it does not come within the range of our intellectual ray.
    (Henry David Thoreau)
     
  588. Where success is concerted, people are not measured in inches, or pounds, or college degrees, or family background; they are measured by the size of their thinking.
    (David Schwartz)
     
  589. There is a difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man is really so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
    (Francis Bacon)
     
  590. Life itself is paradoxical; the sayings of Jesus are simply a recognition of that fact.
    (Thomas Taylor)
     
  591. There are only two problems in my life. The political ones are insoluble and the economic ones are incomprehensible.
    (Alexander Douglas-Home)
     
  592. The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don't like to do.
    (Albert E.N. Gray)
     
  593. Don't be afraid to be controversial; differentiate yourself from other authors.
    (Larry Schweikart)
     
  594. Do you want acclaim or the beach house? An individual really has to decide that they're going to be outcome driven.
    (Dan Kennedy)
     
  595. There is a correlation between criticism, both public and private, and wealth.
    (Dan Kennedy)
     
  596. Above all else a person has to relieve themselves of delusions and determine that the outcome and results they want are more important than what they have to go through to get traction toward getting them.
    (Dan Kennedy)
     
  597. A heightened tolerance for pain is a characteristic that all highly successful people in every field have.
    (Dan Kennedy)
     
  598. If you're not offending people you're not saying much.
    (Dan Kennedy)
    If there are no bad reviews, you're not really saying anything.
    (Larry Schweikart)
     
  599. Action is the foundational key to all success.
    (Tony Robbins)
     
  600. intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next.
    (Jonas Salk)
     
  601. As long as man lives self-centeredly, he cannot forgive his fellowmen. His offended ego does not allow him to. However, when he repents and decides to place God in the center of his life, then he forgives those who distressed, harmed, and were unjust to him.
    (Archimandrite George Kapsanis)
     
  602. We must put up a hard struggle in order to liberate our souls from resentment, because egoism tyrannizes our soul.
    (Archimandrite George Kapsanis)
     
  603. The desire of gold is not for gold.
    It is for the means of freedom and benefit.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  604. Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.
    (Maya Angelou)
     
  605. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
    (William Faulkner)
     
  606. Negative people need drama like oxygen. Stay positive, it'll take their breath away.
    (Tony Gaskins)
     
  607. Fashionability is a kind of elevated vulgarity.
    (G. Darley)
     
  608. A goal is a dream with a deadline.
    (Napoleon Hill)
     
  609. We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery.
    (H. G. Wells)
     
  610. Believe those who seek the truth but doubt those who say that they have found it.
    (André Gide)
     
  611. You will find the key to success under the alarm clock.
    (Benjamin Franklin)
     
  612. When you really matter to someone, that person will always make time for you. No excuses, no lies, and no broken promises.
    (Anonymous)
     
  613. Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are travelling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.
    (Henri Frederic Amiel)
     
  614. What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
    (Henry David Thoreau)
     
  615. Lies may be easier to tell and hear but they don't make the truth disappear.
    (Anonymous)
     
  616. As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being directed to something better.
    (Stever Maraboli)
     
  617. A goal should scare you a little, and excite you a lot.
    (Joe Vitale)
     
  618. The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
    (Eleanor Roosevelt)
     
  619. Music is what feelings sound like.
    (Anonymous)
     
  620. You want to become aware of your thoughts, you want to choose your thoughts carefully and you want to have fun with this, because you are the masterpiece of your own life.
    (Joe Vitale)
     
  621. Sometimes the best way to remain sane is to love like crazy.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  622. The work will wait while you show the child a rainbow, but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work.
    (Patricia Clifford)
     
  623. Broken things can become blessed things if you let God do the mending.
    (Anonymous)
     
  624. Do not let yourselves be discouraged or embittered by the smallness of the success you are likely to achieve in trying to make life better. You certainly would not be able, in a single generation, to create an earthly paradise. Who could expect that? But, if you make life ever so little better, you will have done splendidly, and your lives will have been worthwhile.
    (Arnold Toynbee)
     
  625. The Biggest success of the War on Terror has been it's ability to distract the Nation from the Corporate War on us.
    (Michael Moore)
     
  626. If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse.
    (Jim Rohn)
     
  627. Our leaders have asked for "shared sacrifice." But when they did the asking, they spared me. I checked with my mega-rich friends to learn what pain they were expecting. They, too, were left untouched.... Some of us are investment managers who earn billions from our daily labors but are allowed to classify our income as "carried interest," thereby getting a bargain 15 percent tax rate.... These and other blessings are showered upon us by legislators in Washington who feel compelled to protect us, much as if we were spotted owls or some other endangered species. It's nice to have friends in high places.
    (Warren Buffett)
     
  628. The gift is always greater than the person.... They aren't amazing, they just have an amazing gift.
    (John Maxwell)
     
  629. I really haven't been angry for about 17 years.... I've learned to adapt to stress in life and reserve my fear or anger for imminently physically dangerous situations. I rarely, if ever, get upset with what people say, do or don't do, even if it inconveniences me. I've learned not to sweat the small stuff.
    (Denis Waitley)
     
  630. Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't.
    (Bill Nye)
     
  631. In his private heart no man much respects himself.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  632. I keep telling myself that I have no problem believing in God if 'belief' can be defined as some utter interior assent to a life that is both beyond and within this one, and if 'assent' can be understood as at once active and uncounscious, and if 'God' is in some mysterious way both this action and its object, and if after all those qualifications this sentence still makes any effing sense.
    (Christian Wiman)
     
  633. Religion and secularism often face off in our culture as megaphone-wielding opponents, each braying out the sins and shortcomings of the other.
    (Adam Kirsch)
     
  634. You are the Michelangelo of your own life.
    The David that you are sculpting is you.
    And you do it with your thoughts.
    (Joe Vitale)
     
  635. All things end well that begin will, and things begin well if you plan and are orderly.
    (John Maxwell)
     
  636. One application of the Pareto (80/20) principle is that if you will put in order your priorities and put as number one that which is truely number one and the others in desending order through number ten, then if you only do the top two — because it is the right 20 percent; because it is in the right order — doing so will give you an 80 percent return on everything you need in life.
    (John Maxwell)
     
  637. Happiness will never come to those who don't appreciate what they already have.
    (Anonymous)
     
  638. Here's what I know about people who are servants: They are people who are loved by others and they are people who make a difference.
    (John Maxwell)
     
  639. The definition of "maturity" is to put the interest of others above yourself.
    (John Maxwell)
     
  640. Everything you do that makes other people feel good about themselves makes you feel good about yourself as well. You can actually improve the way you feel by making other people feel important.
    (Brian Tracy)
     
  641. The average man's opinions are generally of more value to himself than to anyone else.
    (Anonymous)
     
  642. If you don't let go of the wrong people, the right people won't show up. You have to make the first move.
    (Joel Osteen)
     
  643. One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it's such a nice change from being young.
    (Will Rogers)
     
  644. Only where love and need are one,
    And the work is play for mortal stakes,
    Is the deed ever really done
    For Heaven and the future's sakes.
    ( Robert Frost)
     
  645. Devastating life experiences can lead us to make fabulous decisions.
    (Wendy Lipton-Dibner)
     
  646. If it's good, its wonderful.
    If it's bad, it's experience.
    (Anonymous)
     
  647. Positive wishing and hoping can turn a person into a very optimistic and happy failure.
    (Brian Tracy)
     
  648. He who would be a man must be a non-conformist.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  649. The great leaders of business, industry, and finance, and the great artists, poets, musicians and writers all became great because they developed the power of self-motivation.
    (Napoleon Hill)
     
  650. Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing worth knowing can be taught.
    (Oscar Wilde)
     
  651. Knowledge without courage is wasted; knowledge without compassion is dangerous; knowledge without contribution is selfish.
    (Diane Collins)
     
  652. In a just cause the weak will beat the strong.
    (Sophocles)
     
  653. Taking time to do nothing often brings everything into perspective.
    (Doe Zantamata)
     
  654. Dressing immodestly is like rolling around in manure. You'll get attention, but mostly from pigs.
    (Anonymous)
     
  655. The world doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?
    (Pablo Picasso)
     
  656. You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.
    (Pablo Picasso)
     
  657. God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.
    (Pablo Picasso)
     
  658. The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.
    (Pablo Picasso)
     
  659. If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?
    (Thomas H. Huxley)
     
  660. We love those who know the worst of us and don't turn their faces away.
    (Walker Percy)
     
  661. No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.
    (Tony Robbins)
     
  662. Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you'll ever have is your mind and what you put into it.
    (Brian Tracy)
     
  663. The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
    (Anonymous)
     
  664. No man shall be blamed for reasoning in the maintenance of his own religion.
    (Thomas More)
     
  665. Wisdom is meaningless until our own experience has given it meaning.
    (Bergen Evans)
     
  666. The greatest achievement is to outperform yourself.
    (Denis Waitley)
     
  667. The basic rule for success is for you to continue to remind yourself that you are where you are, and what you are because of yourself. You are in your current situation because you have decided to be there. You have made the individual choices and decisions that have gotten you to your current place.
    (Brian Tracy)
     
  668. Don't tell people how to live, demonstrate by example.
    (Denis Waitley)
     
  669. LUCK = Laboring Under Correct Knowledge.
    (Denis Waitley)
     
  670. You must dream big dreams for only big dreams have the power to move the minds of men.
    (Anonymous)
     
  671. Depending upon the government for you future financial security is like hiring an accountant who is a compulsive gambler!
    (Denis Waitley)
     
  672. Positive self-direction is the action plan that all winners in life use to turn imagination into reality, fantasy into fact, and dreams into actual goals.
    (Denis Waitley)
     
  673. What you see is what you get, and who you feel like is who you really are.
    (Denis Waitley)
     
  674. If every morning, You can find a reason to say, "Yes, it's going to be a beautiful day." And every day, you find a reason to say, "Yes, it is a beautiful day." And every night, you find a reason to say, "Yes, it was a beautiful day." Then one day, You'll look back and easily say, "Yes…it was a beautiful life."
    (Doe Zantamata)
     
  675. Few cases of eyestrain have been developed by looking on the bright side of things.
    (Anonymous)
     
  676. There is always the danger that we may just do the work for the sake of the work. This is where the respect and the love and the devotion come in — that we do it to God, to Christ, and that's why we try to do it as beautifully as possible.
    (Mother Theresa)
     
  677. We all have insecurities, but we are not all controlled by them. Many people ... summon the the necessary discipline to counterbalance those doubting inner voices with more productive truths about themselves and others.
    (Carolyn Hax)
     
  678. There is no greater glory than love, nor any great punishment than jealously.
    (Lope de Vega)
     
  679. Human beings, for all their pretensions, have a remarkable propensity for lending themselves to classification somewhere within neatly labeled categories. Even the outrageous exceptions may be classified as outrageous exceptions!
    (W.J. Reichmann)
     
  680. It isn't the big pleasures that count the most; it's making a great deal out of the little ones.
    (Jean Webster)
     
  681. Successful people are simply those with successful habits.
    (Brian Tracy)
     
  682. Always smile back at little children. To ignore them is to destroy their belief that the world is good.
    (Pam Brown)
     
  683. When I was five years old, my Mom told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I wrote down "happy." They told me I didn't understand the assignment and I told them they didn't understand life.
    (Anonymous)
     
  684. Coming from a strict Calvinist family, (Thomas) Carlyle was expected to become a preacher by his parents, but while at the University of Edinburgh he lost his Christian faith. Calvinist values, however, remained with him throughout his life. His combination of a religious temperament with loss of faith in traditional Christianity, made Carlyle's work appealing to many Victorians who were grappling with scientific and political changes that threatened the traditional social order.
    (Wikipedia)
     
  685. There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.
    (Freya Stark)
     
  686. Even in the meanest sorts of labor, the whole soul of a man is composed into a kind of real harmony the instant he sets himself to work.
    (Thomas Carlyle)
     
  687. People who are not in my heart get on my nerves.
    (Dave Mason)
     
  688. Focus on the best; forget the rest.
    (Anonymous)
     
  689. The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention.
    (Richard Moss)
     
  690. Base your expectations on what people are willing to give as opposed to what you're hoping to get.
    (Anonymous)
     
  691. If you can't be a blessing, don't bother showing up.
    (Anonymous)
     
  692. She laughed, the first real laugh I had ever heard from her, a laugh with church bells and surf and the song of mountain birds.
    (Andrew Greeley)
     
  693. If you really want to know somebody, divorce him.
    (Anonymous)
     
  694. It's not the love that sustains the promise; it's the promise that sustains the love.
    (Anonymous)
     
  695. There's a reason they call God a presence — because God is right here, right now. In the present is the only place you'll find Him, and now is the only time.
    (Anonymous)
     
  696. An idea is only as good as the action that came afterwards.
    (Anonymous)
     
  697. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
     
  698. An atheist can't find God in the same way that a burglar can't find a policeman.
    (Anonymous)
     
  699. O Lord Jesus, make of my heart a manger for your birth.
    (Rose Kennedy)
     
  700. The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.
    (Saint Augustine)
     
  701. "Everyone sees that this cannot go on. Everything is strained to such a degree that it will certainly break," said Pierre (as those who examine the actions of any government have always said since governments began)
    (Leo Tolstoy)
     
  702. We imagine that when we are thrown out of our usual ruts all is lost, but it is only then that what is new and good begins.
    (Leo Tolstoy)
     
  703. Pierre had evoked the passionate affection of the Italian merely by evoking the best side of his nature and taking a pleasure in so doing.
    (Leo Tolstoy)
     
  704. As there is no condition in which man can be happy and entirely free, so there is no condition in which he need be unhappy and lack freedom.
    (Leo Tolstoy)
     
  705. All the complex laws of man centered for her in one clear and simple law — the law of love and self-sacrifice taught us by Him who lovingly suffered for mankind though He Himself was God. What had she to do with the justice or injustice of other people? She had to endure and love, and that she did.
    (Leo Tolstoy)
     
  706. My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn't know the first thing about God, because God is love — so you can't know him if you don't love. This is how God showed his love for us: God sent his only Son into the world so we might live through him. This is the kind of love we are talking about — not that we once upon a time loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to clear away our sins and the damage they've done to our relationship with God.
    (1 John 4:7 MSG)
     
  707. Death is the one great adventure of which there are no surviving accounts. Death, by definition, is what happens to somebody else. Empiricism falters before death. Yet it is more certain than love and more reliable than health. (Pico Ayer, Time Magazine essay, Aug 8, 1994.)
     
  708. If I were to die tomorrow, what would I wish to have done today?
    (Anonymous)
     
  709. Other people think you could be wealthy and famous. But not us because we know what you are really like. (my family — April 4, 2012)
     
  710. Anger is a decision.
    (Anonymous)
     
  711. There are gullible people, skeptical people, and healthy people. (Anonymous)
     
  712. "I know who you are! I know your family! You are a child of God!"
     
  713. Treat everyone you meet with dignity.... (1 Peter 2:17 MSG)
     
  714. ...her object is doing good; she a Christian, yet she's always angry; and she always has enemies, and always enemies in the name of Christianity and doing good.
    (Leo Tolstoy)
     
  715. If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don't love, I've gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I'm bankrupt without love. (1 Corinthians 13:3 MSG)
     
  716. It is never too late to do the right thing. (anonymous)
     
  717. In spite of his assertion to the contrary, she was firmly persuaded that he was as much a Christian as she, and indeed a far better one; and all that he said about it was simply one of his absurd masculine freaks.
    (Leo Tolstoy)
     
  718. In reality, those who in Vronsky's opinion had the "proper" view had no sort of view at all, but behaved in general as well-bred persons do behave in regard to all the complex and insoluble problems with which life is encompassed on all sides; they behaved with propriety, avoiding allusions and unpleasant questions. They assumed an air of fully comprehending the import and force of the situation, of accepting and even approving of it, but of considering it superfluous and uncalled for to put all this into words.
    (Leo Tolstoy)
     
  719. This life was disclosed in religion, but a religion having nothing in common with that one which Kitty had known from childhood, and which found expression in litanies and all-night services at the Widow's Home, where one might meet one's friends, and in learning by heart Slavonic texts with the priest. This was a lofty, mysterious religion connected with a whole which one could do more than merely believe because one was told to, which one could love.
    (Leo Tolstoy)
     
  720. There is no more mercy in him than there is milk in a male tiger.
    (Shakespeare)
     
  721. Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said "the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether."
    (Abraham Lincoln)
     
  722. Why would I go to church? I already feel bad enough about myself.
    (Street woman to Philip Yancey)
     
  723. Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to keep things simple.
    (Richard Branson)
     
  724. I don't think of work as work and play as play. It's all living.
    (Richard Branson)
     
  725. There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions – in a way that serves the world and you.
    (Richard Branson)
     
  726. Screw it, let's just do it.
    (Richard Branson)
     
  727. You must realize, fear is not real. It's a product of thoughts you create, and do not misunderstand me, danger is very real. But fear is a choice.
    (After Earth)
     
  728. The joy, the tragedy, love and happiness are all interwoven with one single indescribable whole that is called life. You cannot separate the good from the bad and perhaps there is no need to do so either.
    (Jackie Kennedy Onassis)
     
  729. Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?
    (Corrie ten Boom)
     
  730. To have God speak to the heart is a majestic experience, an experience that people may miss if they monopolize the conversation and never pause to hear God's responses.
    (
    Charles Stanley)
     
  731. You can do more than pray after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed.
    Prayer is striking the winning blow.
    Service is gathering up the results.
    (Dutch Sheets)
     
  732. The angel fetched Peter out of prison but it was prayer that fetched the angel.
    (Thomas Watson)
     
  733. Keep praying, but be thankful that God's answers are wiser than your prayers.
    (William Culbertson III)
     
  734. My opinions change with new information.
    (Anonymous)
     
  735. The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
    (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
     
  736. The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
    (Bono)
     
  737. Commitment means staying loyal to what you said you were going to do long after the mood you said it in.
    (Anonymous)
     
  738. Don't let people pull you into their storms, pull them into your peace.
    (Kimberly Jones)
     
  739. The most powerful combination in the universe is imagination mixed with love.
    (Anonymous)
     
  740. Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
    (Maya Angelou)
     
  741. The very purpose of religion is to control yourself, not to criticize others. Rather, we must criticize ourselves. How much am I doing about my anger? About my attachment, about my hatred, about my pride, my jealousy? These are the things which we must check in daily life.
    (Dalai Lama)
     
  742. Friendship is not about who you've known the longest. It's about who walked into your life, said "I am here for you" and proved it.
    (Anonymous)
     
  743. Commitment makes you capable of failing forward until you reach your goals. Cutting corners is really a sign of impatience and poor self-discipline.
    (John Maxwell)
     
  744. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
    (Walt Disney )
     
  745. The world was too ridiculous to even bother to live in.
    (Jack Crabb)
     
  746. Well arranged time is the surest mark of a well arranged mind.
    (Pitman)
     
  747. Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way. We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
    (Aristotle)
     
  748. Every test in our life makes us Bitter or Better. Every problem comes to make us or break us. Choice is our's whether we become Victim or Victor.
    (Anonymous)
     
  749. There isn't a person anywhere who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can.
    (Henry Ford)
     
  750. The earth shall soon dissolve like snow
    The sun forbear to shine
    But God, Who called me here below
    Will be forever mine

    (John Newton)
     
  751. We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
    (Maya Angelou)
     
  752. I believe in the miracles of God.
    Only He can turn a mess into a lesson.
    A test into a testimony,
    A trial into a triumph,
    A victim into a champion.
    (Anonymous)
     
  753. It is difficult to live in the present, but ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.
    (Jim Bishop)
     
  754. A beautiful expression of love is to want the best for someone whether it includes you or not.
    (Anonymous)
     
  755. It takes around two years to learn to speak. But a lifetime to learn what not to speak.
    (Anonymous)
     
  756. With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.
    (Dr. Wayne Dyer)
     
  757. In Los Angeles, it's like they jog for two hours a day and then they think they're morally right. That's when you want to choke people, you know?
    (Liam Neeson)
     
  758. Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass.
    (Euripides)
     
  759. Success is getting and achieving what you want. Happiness is wanting and being content with what you get.
    (Bernard Meltzer)
     
  760. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  761. The act of forgiveness takes place in our own mind. It really has nothing to do with the other person.
    (Louise L. Hay)
     
  762. It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.
     
  763. We have 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 conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.
    (Omar Bradley)
     
  764. I want a love that doesn't grow old even when we are already old.
    (Anonymous)
     
  765. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
    (Anais Nin)
     
  766. A friend is a present you give to yourself.
    (Robert Louis Stevenson)
     
  767. When people hurt you over and over, think of them like sandpaper. They may scratch and hurt you a bit, but in the end, you end up polished and they end up useless.
    (Anonymous)
     
  768. When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
    (Ernest Hemingway)
     
  769. The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.
    (Ralph Nichols)
     
  770. Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.
    (Robert McKee)
     
  771. If you tell me, it's an essay. If you show me, it's a story.
    (Barbara Greene)
     
  772. I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I've become. If I had, I'd have done it a lot earlier.
    (Oprah Winfrey)
     
  773. Authenticity is the alignment of head, mouth, heart, and feet — thinking, saying, feeling, and doing the same thing — consistently. This builds trust, and followers love leaders they can trust.
    (Lance Secretan)
     
  774. As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.
    (John Whittier)
     
  775. The only way to do great work is to love the work you do.
    (Steve Jobs)
     
  776. A true leader always keeps an element of surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps his public excited and breathless.
    (Charles de Gaulle)
     
  777. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
    (Leonardo da Vinci)
     
  778. I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
    (G. K. Chesterton)
     
  779. The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche)
     
  780. Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
    (Peter Drucker)
     
  781. Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
    (John F. Kennedy)
     
  782. The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
    (Nelson Henderson)
     
  783. Miracles happen every day. Not just in remote country villages or at holy sites halfway across the globe, but here, in our own lives.
    (Deepak Chopra)
     
  784. The world men inhabit is rather bleak. It is a world full of doubt and confusion, where vulnerability must be hidden, not shared; where competition, not co-operation, is the order of the day; where men sacrifice the possibility of knowing their own children and sharing in their upbringing, for the sake of a job they may have chosen by chance, which may not suit them and which in many cases dominates their lives to the exclusion of much else.
    (Anna Ford)
     
  785. Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes — goodwill among men and peace on earth.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  786. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
    (Carlos Castaneda)
     
  787. The words of the tongue should have three gatekeepers: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?
    (Arabian Proverb)
     
  788. It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.
    (St. Francis of Assisi)
     
  789. We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes non-work.
    (Milton Friedman)
     
  790. I'm in favor of legalizing drugs. According to my values system, if people want to kill themselves, they have every right to do so. Most of the harm that comes from drugs is because they are illegal.
    (Milton Friedman)
     
  791. So the question is, do corporate executives, provided they stay within the law, have responsibilities in their business activities other than to make as much money for their stockholders as possible? And my answer to that is, no they do not.
    (Milton Friedman)
     
  792. If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.
    (Milton Friedman)
     
  793. Many can argue that reality is as it is, but my experience is that the opposite is exactly true.
         Reality is ours for the making.
    (Asara Lovejoy)
     
  794. Sometimes real superheroes live in the hearts of small children fighting big battles.
    (Anonymous)
     
  795. Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful.
    (Annette Funicello)
     
  796. A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible.
    Powerlessness and silence go together.
    (Margaret Atwood)
     
  797. Mark how fleeting and paltry is the estate of man — yesterday in embryo, tomorrow a mummy or ashes. So for the hairsbreadth of time assigned to thee, live rationally, and part with life cheerfully, as drops the ripe olive, extolling the season that bore it and the tree that matured it.
    (Marcus Antonius)
     
  798. Miracles never cease to amaze me. I expect them, but their consistent arrival is always delightful to experience.
    (Mark Victor Hansen)
     
  799. You teach people how to treat you.
    (Anonymous)
     
  800. Feelings are much like waves, we can't stop them from coming but we can choose which one to surf.
    (Jonatan Mårtensson)
     
  801. The more I respect myself, the more I respect others.
    The more I respect myself, the more others respect me.
    The more I respect myself, the more others respect themselves.
         Therefore, I choose to respect myself more.
    (Anonymous)
     
  802. Adversity borrows its sharpest sting from our impatience.
    (Bishop Horne)
     
  803. Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time.
    (Marian Wright Edelman)
     
  804. People who believe in miracles do not make much fuss when they actually happen.
    (Alice Munro)
     
  805. Someone once said, "The correct way to approach Emily Dickinson is on your knees."
    (Anonymous)
     
  806. If someone treats you like dirt, there is something wrong with them, not you. Normal people don't go around destroying other human beings.
    (Anonymous)
     
  807. Most problems in life are caused by two things: We act without thinking and we keep thinking without acting.
    (Anonymous)
     
  808. When you buy from a small mom or pop business, you are not helping a CEO buy a third vacation home.
    You are helping a little girl get dance lessons, a little boy get his team jersey, a mom or dad put food on the table, a family pay a mortgage, or a student pay for college.
    (Anonymous)
     
  809. Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college.
    (Lillian Smith)
     
  810. Picture yourself in your mind's eye as having already achieved your goal. See yourself doing the things you will be doing when you've reached your goal.
    (Earl Nightingale)
     
  811. Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone.
    (Robert G. Allen)
     
  812. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  813. Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.
    (Max Lucado)
     
  814. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.
    (Edmund Burke)
     
  815. Human rights rest on human dignity. The dignity of man is an ideal worth fighting for and worth dying for.
    (Robert Maynard)
     
  816. Freedom is an internal achievement rather than an external adjustment.
    (Adam Clayton Powell)
     
  817. Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
    (Dale Carnegie)
     
  818. The only difference between death & taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets.
    (Will Rogers)
     
  819. Every violation of truth is not only a sort of suicide in the liar, but is a stab at the health of human society.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  820. Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream, and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed, and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth, and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand.
    (Robert G. Allen)
     
  821. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
    (Irish prayer)
     
  822. To become a spectator of one's own life is to escape the suffering of life.
    (Oscar Wilde)
     
  823. A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
     

  824. (Henry Adams)
     
  825. You can't have a good day with a bad attitude, and you can't have a bad day with a good attitude.
    (Anonymous)
     
  826. Bullies at any age are people who are insecure and unhappy. If they were happy they would never want to help anyone.
    (Anonymous)
     
  827. If you want to be like Jesus then love the unlovable, forgive the unworthy, and do good to those who can't repay you.
    (Anonymous)
     
  828. Every person you talk to is a chance to change the world....
    (Hugh Elliott)
     
  829. The future you see is the future you get.
    (Robert G. Allen)
     
  830. We're all human and we all goof. Do things that may be wrong, but do something!
    (Newt Gingrich)
     
  831. We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace.
    (Jeane J. Kirkpatrick)
     
  832. Traditional authoritarian governments are less repressive than revolutionary autocracies.
    (Jeane J. Kirkpatrick)
     
  833. The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet.
    (Frederick Beuchner)
     
  834. If you do not know where you are going, chances are you will end up someplace else.
    (Yogi Berra)
     
  835. Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
    (David Byrne)
     
  836. Find the good in what they said or asked. It's always there, even if they didn't mean for it to be there.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  837. A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.
    (Jonathan Swift)
     
  838. It is commonly said that ridicule is the best test of truth; for that it will not stick where it is not just. I deny it. A truth learned in a certain light, and attacked in certain words, by men of wit and humor, may, and often doth, become ridiculous, at least so far, that the truth is only remembered and repeated for the sake of the ridicule.
    (Lord Chesterfield)
     
  839. To need God is a human being's highest perfection.
    (Soren Kierkegaard)
     
  840. Mistakes are proof that you are trying.
    (Anonymous)
     
  841. You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.
    (Attributed to Buddha)
     
  842. Make an impact upon everyone whose life you touch.
    (Wendy Lipton-Dibner)
     
  843. The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.
    (Bertrand Russell)
     
  844. What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honorable, than that of teaching?
    (Harriet Martineau)
     
  845. Life becomes religious whenever we make it so: when some new light is seen, when some deeper appreciation is felt, when some larger outlook is gained, when some nobler purpose is formed, when some task is well done.
    (Sophia Blanche Lyon Fahs)
     
  846. There's nothing wrong with having nothing to say — unless you insist on saying it.
    (Anonymous)
     
  847. It's never too late too late to start over, never too late to be happy.
    (Jane Fonda)
     
  848. Feeling lost does not make one so.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  849. The idea is to make decisions and act on them — to decide what is important to accomplish, to decide how something can best be accomplished, to find time to work at it and to get it done.
    (Karen Kakascik)
     
  850. Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
    (William Butler Yeats)
     
  851. Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can be felt only if you don't set any conditions.
    (Arthur Rubinstein)
     
  852. Sometimes the truth isn't good enough. Sometimes the best protection you can offer someone and the most righteousness... comes from a lie. Sometimes, people deserve to have their dedication and their honor rewarded.
    (Jacob McAllister)
     
  853. A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
    (Herm Albright)
     
  854. Sustainable Happiness
    from someday to everyday.
    (TEDx Bellevue theme)
     
  855. A glutton is one who raids the icebox for a cure for spiritual malnutrition.
    (Frederick Buechner)
     
  856. None of us gets out of childhood unscathed.
    (Karen Novak)
     
  857. You never get another chance to make a first impression.
     
  858. It is more important than I know how to tell you that when you go out of here you will do what I tell you to do.
    (Wendy Lipton-Dibner)
     
  859. If you torture the data long enough, it will confess.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_CoaseRonald Coase)
     
  860. I will more fearlessly define what I want from my life and will courageously make choices that will move me in that direction.
    (Wendy Lipton-Dibner)
     
  861. Do you know why Satan is so angry all the time? Because whenever he works a particularly clever bit of mischief, God uses it to serve his own righteous purposes.
    (Orson Scott Card)
     
  862. If you want to succeed in business in any capacity — employee, manager, or owner — you must have a solid, comprehensive understanding of what business principles actually are and how they actually work.
    (Josh Kaufman)
     
  863. You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you.
    (Dave Ramsey)
     
  864. Aspire to inspire before you expire.
    (Anonymous)
     
  865. Love others, believe in them. When they disappoint you, love them some more. Lord knows that's when they need it.
    (Jo-Ellen Marks)
     
  866. Your life is a result of the choices you make..... If you don't like your life it is time to start making better choices.
    (Anonymous)
     
  867. Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom that comes from being in charge of yourself.
    (Robert Foster Bennett)
     
  868. Most relationships fail because we spend too much time pointing out each other's mistakes and not enough time enjoying each other's company.
    (Anonymous)
     
  869. You can increase your success exponentially when you ... make a firm decision that everywhere you go, every time you speak, you will make a profound impact on every life you touch.
    (Windy Lipton-Dibner)
     
  870. Life is too short to settle for less than you truly want — in your business or your life. So make a decision to move people to action and make an impact on every life you touch!
    (Windy Lipton-Dibner)
     
  871. Success comes when you commit to make an impact on every life you touch!
    (Windy Lipton-Dibner)
     
  872. I may seem quiet, sweet, and reserved, but if you mess with my kids I'll break out a level of crazy that will make you're worst nightmare seem like a happy place.
    M-Kay?
    (Anonymous)
     
  873. Every person you will meet in your entire life will have something fascinating. You will just have to find it.
    (Anonymous)
     
  874. If you know what you want, and you can remember that "thoughts become things" is the only absolute law at play in time and space, what else matters but what you choose to think today?
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  875. A liberal is a conservative who's been arrested. A conservative is a liberal who's been mugged.
    (Anonymous)
     
  876. The TRUTH: It may not lead you to where you thought you were going, but it will always lead you somewhere better. When ignored, it will eventually show itself. The closeness of your relationships is directly proportional to the degree to which you have revealed the truth about yourself. It can be painful.
    (Anonymous)
     
  877. Financial peace isn't the acquisition of stuff. It's learning to live on less than you make, so you can give money back and have money to invest. You can't win until you do this.
    (Dave Ramsey)
     
  878. Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see greatness within you even when you don't see it yourself.
    (Edmund Lee)
     
  879. He who has been bitten by a snake fears a piece of string.
    (Persian Proverb)
     
  880. He who molds the public sentiment... makes statues and decisions possible or impossible to make.
    (Abraham Lincoln)
     
  881. When a diplomat says yes he means perhaps; when he says perhaps he means no; when he says no he is no diplomat.
    (Anonymous)
     
  882. Unnecessary fear of a bad decision is a major stumbling block to good decisions.
    (Jim Camp)
     
  883. We must view young people not as empty bottles to be filled, but as candles to be lit.
    (Robert H. Shaffer)
     
  884. To get it right, be born with luck or else make it. Never give up. Get the knack of getting people to help you and also pitch in yourself. A little money helps, but what really gets it right is to never — I repeat — never under any conditions face the facts.
    (Ruth Gordon)
     
  885. If it weren't for your so-called issues, problems, and challenges, there'd be no other way you could become even happier, cooler, and more enlightened than you have ever been before.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  886. Knowledge is horizontal. Wisdom is vertical; it comes down from above.
    (Billy Graham)
     
  887. The few things that work fantastically well should be identified, cultivated, nurtured, and multiplied.
    (Richard Koch)
     
  888. Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
    (John Quincy Adams)
     
  889. One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.
    (Samuel Johnson)
     
  890. If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
    (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
     
  891. On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.
    (Buddha)
     
  892. Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
    (Howard Thurman)
     
  893. Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
    (Aristotle)
     
  894. I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge That myth is more potent than history That dreams are more powerful than facts That hope always triumphs over experience That laughter is the only cure for grief And I believe that love is stronger than death.
    (Robert Fulghum)
     
  895. Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions.
    (Earl Gray Stevens)
     
  896. Do what you should do, when you should do it, whether you feel like it or not.
    (Thomas H. Huxley)
     
  897. When your grandest and most glorious dreams are BIG-picture items, like rocking abundance, total fulfillment, amazing health, vivacious happiness, and the like, the floodgates of success begin to powerfully tremble and your manifestation becomes inevitable.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  898. There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, 'Yes, I've got dreams, of course I've got dreams.' Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they're still there. These are great dreams, but they never even get out of the box. It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line, to hold them up and say, 'How good or how bad am I?' That's where courage comes in.
    (Erma Bombeck)
     
  899. May your every wish be granted.
    (Ancient Chinese Curse)
     
  900. If you must strike a man from behind, slap him on the back.
    (Anonymous)
     
  901. Every one comes between men's souls and God, either as a brick wall or as a bridge. Either you are leading men to God or you are driving them away.
    (Canon Lindsay Dewar)
     
  902. People often say motivation doesn't last. Neither does bathing — that's why we recommend it daily.
    (Zig Ziglar)
     
  903. If one wants to get out and stay out of debt he should act his wage.
     
  904. A distinguished diplomat could hold his tongue in ten languages.
    (Anonymous)
     
  905. On the whole, I am on the side of the unregenerate who affirms the worth of life as an end in itself, as against the saints who deny it.
    (Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.)
     
  906. Sometimes one can learn much more about life, love, and happiness, when they're single than when they're in a relationship, when they're looking for work than when they're working, when they're confused than when they're clear, and so on...
         And if they allow themselves to learn what there is to learn, rather than resist, their life will be transformed, and that which was, will be no longer.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  907. As smoking is to the young so is resentment to the soul. Even one puff of it is bad for you.
    (Elizabeth Gilbert)
     
  908. The rules of transcendence insist that you will not advance even one inch closer to divinity as long as you cling to even one last seductive thread of blame.
    (Elizabeth Gilbert)
     
  909. You might as well hang it up and kiss God goodbye if you really need to keep blaming someone else for your own life's limitation.
    (Elizabeth Gilbert)
     
  910. The day is ending. It's time for something that was beautiful to turn into something else that is beautiful.
    (Anonymous)
     
  911. An old Cherokee told his grandson: "My son, there's a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It's anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego. The other is Good. It's joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness and truth."
         The boy thought about it and asked: "Grandfather, which wolf wins?"
         The old man quietly replied: "The one you feed."
     
  912. Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.
    (Robertson Davies)
     
  913. The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.
    (Henry Geldzahler)
     
  914. The greatest weakness of all is the great fear of appearing weak.
    (Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet)
     
  915. Don't look back! You're not going that way!
    (Anonymous)
     
  916. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
    The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
    (Thomas Edison)
     
  917. What I do know is that an unconditionally loving presence soothes broken hearts, binds up wounds, and renews us in life. This is a gift that we can all give, particularly to the suffering. When this gift is given, God's love is present and Christmas happens daily.
    (Jeff Schults)
     
  918. Kissing Fish: "Christianity for people who don't like christianity."
    (Roger Wolsey)
     
  919. The reason why you should be a part of a congregation or intentional Christian community isn't because it will change you — it's because you will change it. Your presence and participation will change, and help create, the Church of the future. You'll be a new fish in the fishbowl and the fishbowl will have to adjust and grow. Come on in. We need you to stir the pot!
    (Roger Wolsey)
     
  920. Listen to people when they are angry, because that is when the real truth comes out.
    (Anonymous)
     
  921. What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.
    (Anonymous)
     
  922. The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.
    (Donald Kendall)
     
  923. The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love, and loyalty.
    (Zig Ziglar)
     
  924. Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.
    (Anonymous)
     
  925. Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.
    (Anonymous)
     
  926. Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
    (Paul Tillich)
     
  927. Men marry to make an end; women to make a beginning.
    (Alexis Dupuy)
     
  928. Many people spend too much time trying to be the captain of someone else's boat. Learn to be a lighthouse and the boats will find their way.
    (Anonymous)
     
  929. There are moments in life when you miss someone so much that you just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real.
    (Charles Schulz)
     
  930. It requires wisdom to understand wisdom, the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
    (Anonymous)
     
  931. For peace of mind, we need to resign as general manager of the universe.
    (Larry Eisenberg)
     
  932. Our thanks to God should always precede our requests.
    (Anonymous)
     
  933. Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.
    (Lao Tzu)
     
  934. All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
    (James Russell Lowell)
     
  935. My pessimism goes to the point of suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
    ( Edmond Rostand)
     
  936. Make each day your masterpiece.
    (John Wooden)
     
  937. In all things, always and forever, simply wish the best for all involved, without stating what you think that is.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  938. Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do.
    (James H. Robinson)
     
  939. If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development.
    (Brian Tracy)
     
  940. We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
    (Ronald Reagan)
     
  941. Being an atheist is okay.
         Being an atheist and shaming religions and spirituality as silly and not real is not okay.
    Being a Christian is okay.
         Being homophobic, misogynistic, racist, or otherwise hateful person in the name of Christianity is not okay.
    Being a reindeer is okay.
         Bullying and excluding another reindeer because he has a shiny red nose is not okay.
    (Anonymous)
     
  942. The church is the most frustrating institution in the world. And yet, when it's firing on all cylinders, there's absolutely nothing like it.
    (Rob Bell)
     
  943. Passion for science derives from an aesthetic sensibility, not a practical one. We discover something new about the world and that lets us better appreciate its beauty.
    (
    Aristotle)
     
  944. If you don't stick to your values when they're being tested, they're not values: they're hobbies.
    (Jon Stewart)
     
  945. Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
    (An Wang)
     
  946. The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
    (George Bernard Shaw)
     
  947. Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won't, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can't.
    (Anonymous)
     
  948. Let the shortcomings of others inspire you to work on your own.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  949. If you would win the world, melt it, do not hammer it. (Alexander Maclaren)
     
  950. Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.
    (Warren Buffett)
     
  951. We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched.
    (Publius Cornelius Tacitus)
     
  952. Peace is not won by those who fiercely guard their differences, but by those who with open minds and hearts seek out connections.
    (Katherine Paterson)
     
  953. Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody's business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy.
    (Thomas Merton)
     
  954. Do you know who I am?
    I say "namaste" because I like what it means, not because I am Hindu.
    A lot of people here think that I am a Christian because they think I talk about Christian values, but the truth is I am really talking about human values.
    I've been asked if I am a Buddhist, just because I have discovered inner peace. A lot of my friends are Pagans, and they think I am one too because I say that being in Nature is my idea of going to church.
    Do you want to know what I really am? It's very simple. I don't need a label to define me. I am a piece of the universe, sentient and manifested. I am AWAKE.
     
  955. As long as I do no harm to others, I really don't care if someone doesn't like me. I wasn't put on this earth to entertain anyone.
    (Anonymous)
     
  956. In this house
    We do second chances
    We do grace
    We do mistakes
    We do real
    We do I'm sorry's
    We do loud really well
    We do hugs
    We do love
    We do Family
    (Anonymous)
     
  957. Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is rather than as you think it should be.
    (Dr. Wayne Dyer)
     
  958. The enemy is fear.
    We think it is hate, but it is fear.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)
     
  959. Most of our pocket wisdom is conceived for the use of mediocre people, to discourage them from ambitious attempts, and generally console them in their mediocrity.
    (Robert Louis Stevenson)
     
  960. You're never a loser until you quit trying!
    (Anonymous)
     
  961. All marriages are happy. It's living together afterwards that is difficult.
    (Anonymous)
     
  962. If you are sure you understand everything that is going on, you are hopelessly confused.
    (Walter F. Mondale)
     
  963. Donald, no one ever said you have to always be reasonable.
    I'm not,
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  964. Every human mind is a great slumbering power until awakened by a keen desire and by definite resolution to do.
    (Edgar F. Roberts)
     
  965. Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith.
    (Anonymous)
     
  966. Fear melts when you take action towards a goal you really want.
    (Robert G. Allen)
     
  967. Stillness is the alter of Spirit.
    (Paramahansa Yogananda)
     
  968. Christians get very angry toward other Christians who sin differently than they do.
    (Philip Yancey)
     
  969. Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you.
    (Mother Theresa)
     
  970. Live in such a way, that if someone spoke badly of you no one would believe it
    (ORGINAL TRANS: When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.)
    (Plato)
     
  971. Effective people are not problem-minded; they're opportunity minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems.
    (Stephen R. Covey)
     
  972. It's not the number of terrible things that happen to us, it's the number of times we call them terrible.
    (Neale Donald Walsch)
     
  973. I'm strong, because I've been weak. I'm fearless, because I've been afraid. I'm wise, because I've been foolish.
    (Anonymous)
     
  974. Service is not a chore, service is a privilege.
    (Mother Theresa)
     
  975. You can never get enough of what you don't need, because what you don't need won't satisfy you.
    (Dallin H. Oaks)
     
  976. I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  977. It is a cruel jest to say to a bootless man that he should lift himself by his own bootstraps. It is even worse to tall a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps when somebody is standing on the boot.
    (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
     
  978. Giving material goods is one form of generosity, but one can extend an attitude of generosity into all one's behavior. Being kind, attentive, and honest in dealing with others, offering praise where it is due, giving comfort and advice where they are needed, and simply sharing one's time with someone — all these are forms of generosity, and they do not require any particular level of material wealth.
    (Dalai Lama)
     
  979. You can have anything you want if you position yourself to be famous.
    (Steve Harrison)
     
  980. Everyone's got a plan until he gets hit.
    (Mike Tyson)
     
  981. If you do not talk to strangers, you are going to marry a relative.
    (Matthew Bennett)
     
  982. Two French fries weigh 40 pounds. Over ten years you gain 40 pounds. Four pounds a year. Gained 1/3 pound per month. 1/100 pound per day. 35 calories a day. Two French fries.
    (Matthew Bennet)
     
  983. The person who says, "It can't be done," should get out of the way of the people doing it.
    (Chinese proverb)
     
  984. If you steal one person's work you are a plagiarist…. If you steal everyone's work, you are a researcher.
    (Matthew Bennet)
     
  985. Sometimes you're the scientist; sometimes you're the rat.
    (Matthew Bennet)
     
  986. There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  987. Successful people have learned how to love marketing.
    (Steve Harrison)
     
  988. When done the right way, marketing is a way of loving people.
    (Steve Harrison)
     
  989. The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don't tell you what to see.
    (Alexandra K. Trenfor)
     
  990. Once you were a child. Once you knew what inquiry was for. There was a time when you asked questions because you wanted answers and were glad when you had found them. Become that child again: even now.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  991. I started out with nothing. I still have most of it.
    (Michael Davis)
     
  992. It isn't what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
    It is what you think about it.
    (Dale Carnegie)
     
  993. You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.
    (Dale Carnegie)
     
  994. To gain an integrated individuality, each of us needs to cultivate his own garden. But there is no fence about this garden: it is no sharply marked-off enclosure. Our garden is the world, in the angle at which it touches our manner of being. By accepting the corporate and industrial world in which we live, and by thus fulfilling the pre-condition for interaction with it, we, who are also parts of the moving present, create ourselves as we create an unknown future.
    (John Dewey)
     
  995. Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury — to me these have always been contemptible. I assume that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  996. There is a difference between a program, where men kill their neighbors in rage, and a genocide, where children are shipped in from distant parts in order to be killed. The first makes you despair of man's inhumanity to man; the second makes you despair of humanity.
    (Adam Gopnik)
     
  997. Every woman needs a man who will ruin her lipstick, not her mascara.
    (Anonymous)
     
  998. Bear in mind that the wonderful things you learn in your schools are the work of many generations, produced by enthusiastic effort and infinite labor in every country of the world. All this is put into your hands as your inheritance in order that you may receive it, honor it, add to it, and one day faithfully hand it to your children. Thus do we mortals achieve immortality in the permanent things which we create in common.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  999. The life of the individual has meaning only insofar as it aids in making the life of every living thing nobler and more beautiful....
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1000. True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's goodness and righteousness.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1001. Happy employees are more productive.
    (Larry Page)
     
  1002. Try to realize the truth — there is no government, only banks and corporations.
    (Johnny Dam)
     
  1003. A good man does not put a woman down so he can put himself up.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1004. In his Rule Saint Benedict insisted on regularity of prayer because he did not ever want his followers to forget who was in charge.
    (
    Richard J. Foster)
     
  1005. We are learning the obedience of unwearied patience in the midst of pestering children,. We are learning the obedience of absolute gentleness with the frustrations and fears and pains of our spouse. We are learning the obedience of settled peace in the expectation of events beyond our control.
    (Richard J. Foster)
     
  1006. There is a degree of holy and complete obedience and of joyful self-renunciation and of sensitive listening that is breathtaking.
    (Thomas Kelly)
     
  1007. The goal of every culture is to decay through over-civilization; the factors of decadence, — luxury, skepticism, weariness and superstition — are constant. The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next.
    (Cyril Connolly)
     
  1008. One argument in religion is about as good as another, but an experience beats any argument.
    (Sam Shoemaker)
     
  1009. Whether obvious or not, and usually it's not, everyone in your life is there to help you, AND, they're actually doing so right now.
        We call this the Everyone In Your Life Is There To Help You Rule.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1010. What you cannot see in the world is far more powerful than anything you can see.
    ( T. Harv Eker)
     
  1011. It is a pleasure to give advice, humiliating to need it, normal to ignore it.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1012. While the masses are watching television and surfing the web, champions are thinking, working, and dreaming of a better life.
    (Rick Silva)
     
  1013. I don't like to implant in youth the Church's doctrine of a personal God, because that Church has behaved so inhumanly in the past 2,000 years... Consider the hate the Church manifested against the Jews and then against the Muslims, the Crusades with their crimes, the burning stakes of the inquisition, the tacit consent of Hitler's actions while the Jews and the Poles dug their own graves and were slaughtered. And Hitler is said to have been an altar boy! (August 1943)
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1014. If I were allowed to give advice to the Churches, I would tell them to begin with a conversion among themselves, and to stop playing power politics.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1015. A religious person is devout in the sense that he has no doubt of the significance of those super-personal objects and goals which neither require nor are capable of rational foundation.... In this sense religion is the age-old endeavor of mankind to become clearly and completely conscious of these values and goals and constantly to strengthen and extend their effect. If one conceives of religion and science according to these definitions then a conflict between them appears impossible. For science can only ascertain what is, but not what should be...
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1016. Sometimes I think it would have been better if Jesus had never lived. No name was so abused for the sake of power!
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1017. God is a mystery. But a comprehensible mystery. I have nothing but awe when I observe the laws of nature. There are not laws without a lawgiver, but how does this lawgiver look? Certainly not like a man magnified.
        Some centuries ago I would have been burned or hanged. Nonetheless, I would have been in good company.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1018. A knowledge of the existence of something we cannot penetrate, of the manifestations of the profoundest reason and the most radiant beauty, which are only accessible to our reason in their most elementary forms — it is this knowledge and this emotion that constitute the truly religious attitude; in this sense, and in this alone, I am a deeply religious man.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1019. The fanatical atheists...are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures who — in their grudge against the traditional "opium of the people" — cannot bear the music of the spheres.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1020. 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.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1021. "Prayer changes things" people say. It also changes us. The latter goal is the more imperative.
    (Richard J. Foster)
     
  1022. It may be that when we no longer know what to do,
    we have come to our real work
    and when we no longer know which way to go,
    we have begun our real journey.
         The mind that is not baffled is not employed.
         The impeded stream is the one that sings.
    (Wendell Berry)
     
  1023. You mustn't wish for another life. You mustn't want to be somebody else. What you must do is this:
    "Rejoice evermore.
    Pray without ceasing.
    In everything give thanks."
          I am not all the way capable of so much, but those are the right instructions.
    (Wendell Berry)
     
  1024. Especially among Christians in positions of wealth and power, the idea of reading the Gospels and keeping Jesus' commandments as stated therein has been replaced by a curious process of logic. According to this process, people first declare themselves to be followers of Christ, and then they assume that whatever they say or do merits the adjective "Christian."
    (Wendell Berry)
     
  1025. We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption, that what is good for the world will be good for us. And that requires that we make the effort to know the world and learn what is good for it.
    (Wendell Berry)
     
  1026. The great enemy of freedom is the alignment of political power with wealth. This alignment destroys the commonwealth — that is, the natural wealth of localities and the local economies of household, neighborhood, and community — and so destroys democracy, of which the commonwealth is the foundation and practical means.
    (Wendell Berry)
     
  1027. It should tell us something that in healthy societies drug use is celebrative, convivial, and occasional, whereas among us it is lonely, shameful, and addictive. We need drugs, apparently, because we have lost each other.
    (Wendell Berry)
     
  1028. A boy makes his girl jealous of other women. A gentleman makes other women jealous of his girl.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1029. If you want to change the fruits, you will first have to change the roots. If you want to change the visible, you must first change the invisible.
    ( T. Harv Eker)
     
  1030. If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got, and you'll always feel what you always felt.
    (Laura Montavo)
     
  1031. Habit overcomes habit.
    (Thomas à Kempis)
     
  1032. We engage in the practice of virtue with boundless zeal. Perhaps at work we have a chance to strike a blow against injustice. We speak up right away. Maybe we see an opportunity to influence our children for good. We do it posthaste. Perhaps a neighbor needs a hand in repairing the fence. we rush to help. Through it all we experience the joy of obedience.
    (Richard J. Foster)
     
  1033. Jesus promises us, "Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven" (Matt. 18:18). And so we do. We bind bitterness and hardheartedness. We loose forgiveness and tenderheartedness. It is a ministry we can indulge in lavishly.
    (Richard J. Foster)
     
  1034. The Puritans felt that "the true Christian's nostril is to be continually attentive to the inner cesspool."
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  1035. Whoever wishes to advance in building up virtue will do so through weeping and tears.
    (Abba Anthony)
     
  1036. A good marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
    (Ruth Bell Graham)
     
  1037. To live a life you love; plan, organize, and structure your life such that each day is spent in an environment that supports your Soul Purpose.
    (Garrett Gunderson)
     
  1038. An anthropologist proposed a game to children in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the children that whoever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run, they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats.
         When he asked them why they had run like that when one could have had all the fruits for himself, they said, "UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?" (UBUNTU in the Xhosa culture means: "I am because we are.")
    (Anonymous)
     
  1039. If someone calls you crazy freak just thank them. Nothing throws people off like a proud, polite crazy freak.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1040. All matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. We are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is a dream, and we're the imagination of ourselves.
    (Bill Hicks)
     
  1041. We find ourselves less impressed with the religion of the "big deal" — big buildings, big budgets, big productions, big miracles. Not there there is anything wrong with big things, but they are no longer what impress us.
    (Richard J. Foster)
     
  1042. Liturgical practices, sacramental symbols, aids to prayer, books on personal fulfillment, private devotional exercises — all of these become as mere ashes in our hands. Not that there is anything wrong with acts of devotion, but they are no longer what fascinate us.
    (Richard J. Foster)
     
  1043. I never considered a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
    (Thomas Jefferson)
     
  1044. Take 100 percent responsibility for yourself.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1045. Jesus reminds us that prayer is a little like children coming to their parents. Our children come to us with the craziest requests at times! Often we are grieved by the meanness and selfishness in their requests, but we would be all the more grieved if they never came to us even with their meanness and selfishness. We are simply glad that they do come — mixed motives and all.
    (Richard J. Foster)
     
  1046. To pray means to be willing to be naive.
    (Emilie Griffin)
     
  1047. To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world.
    (Karl Barth)
     
  1048. Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.
    (Robert Tew)
     
  1049. The plain fact is that the materialist picture of the body and brain as the producers, rather than the vehicles, of human consciousness is doomed. In its place a new view of mind and body will emerge, and in fact is emerging already. This view is scientific and spiritual in equal measure and will value what the greatest scientists of history themselves always valued above all: truth.
    (Dr. Eben Alexander)
     
  1050. Wisdom is having things right in your life and knowing why.
    (William Stafford)
     
  1051. I love laughing so hard that I have tears in my eyes, my sides hurt and I can't walk cause I'm out of breath, but man do I hate peeing my pants!
    (Kimberlee Parker)
     
  1052. We can complain a rose bush has thorns or rejoice that a thorn bush has roses.
    (Abraham Lincoln)
    (Anonymous)
     
  1053. To develop a complete mind:
    Study the science of art;
    Study the art of science.
    Learn how to see.
    Realize that everything connects to everything else.
    (Leonardo da Vinci)
     
  1054. The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge.
    (Stephen W. Hawking)
     
  1055. It's the events in our life that shape us, but it is the choices that define us.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1056. Sometimes the first step to forgiveness is realizing that the other person is batshit crazy.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1057. Be happy for no reason, like a child. If you are happy for a reason, you're in trouble, because that reason can be taken from you.
    (Deepak Chopra)
     
  1058. We always search for miracles, when they are always right in front of us! Babies and children are so beautiful! Don't take small things for granted! Be joyful everyday!
    (Kimberly Timmis Kennedy)
     
  1059. Wit and wisdom comes and goes on butterfly wings.
    (Arnold Kunst)
     
  1060. Friendship arises out of Companionship when two or more of the companions discover that they have in common some insight or interest or even taste which the others do not share and which, till that moment, each believed to be his own unique treasure (or burden.)
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  1061. The ones who are hardest to love are usually the ones who need it the most.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1062. A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in (Greek Proverb)
     
  1063. Gray hairs seem to my fancy like the soft light of the moon, silvering over the evening of life.
    (Tom Hanks)
     
  1064. We are all born ignorant but one must work hard to remain stupid.
    (Benjamin Franklin)
     
  1065. Diligence is the mother of good luck.
    (Benjamin Franklin)
     
  1066. I like to hang around people who disagree with me. It's a great way to make sure you are thinking correctly. Always question your closely held beliefs.
    (Rumi)
     
  1067. A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
    (Dr. Wayne Dyer)
     
  1068. At any given moment you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1069. The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
    (Mark Van Doren)
     
  1070. I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.
    (Gilda Radner)
     
  1071. I'm not an atheist and I don't think I can call myself a pantheist. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages. The child knows someone must have written those books. It does not know how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangements of the books, but doesn't know what it is. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1072. Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe — a spirit vastly superior to that of man…. In this way the pursuit of science leads to a religious feeling of a special sort, which is indeed quite different from the religiosity of someone more naive.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1073. To assume the existence of an unperceivable being … does not facilitate understanding the orderliness we find in the perceivable world.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1074. I received your letter of June 10th. I have never talked to a Jesuit priest in my life and I am astonished by the audacity to tell such lies about me. From the viewpoint of a Jesuit priest I am, of course, and have always been an atheist.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1075. No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus. His personality pulsates in every word. No myth is filled with such life. How different, for instance, is the impression which we receive from an account of legendary heroes of antiquity like Theseus. Theseus and other heroes of his type lack the authentic vitality of Jesus.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1076. In the view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human mind, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what makes me really angry is that they quote me for support of such views.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1077. Real love includes valuing the needs of even the unlovable, and it does so not just out of obligation, but with enthusiasm.
    (Chuck Turner)
     
  1078. You know you're getting older when the candles cost more than the cake.
    (Bob Hope)
     
  1079. When you are truly comfortable in your own skin, not everyone will like you, but you won't care about it one bit!
    (Anonymous)
     
  1080. Beautiful things happen in your life when you distance yourself from all the Negative things.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1081. Any religion-based answer to the problem of our neglect of inner values can never be universal, and so will be inadequate. What we need today is an approach to ethics which makes no recourse to religion and can be equally acceptable to those with faith and those without: a secular ethics.
    (Dalai Lama)
     
  1082. The difference between ethics and religion is like the difference between water and tea. Ethics without religious content is water, a critical requirement for health and survival. Ethics grounded in religion is tea, a nutritious and aromatic blend of water, tea leaves, spices, sugar and, in Tibet, a pinch of salt. But however the tea is prepared, the primary ingredient is always water. While we can live without tea, we can't live without water. Likewise, we are born free of religion, but we are not born free of the need for compassion.
    (Dalai Lama)
     
  1083. A cynical society has given up on God as the center of life, and we have come to worship technology, wealth, security, self-centeredness, and escape in entertainment and toys. A great secular age has come into being. The church is a declining institution, appealing to blind faith as it defiantly holds its ground against the rising tide of materialism.
    (Chuck Turner)
     
  1084. I pray that none will be offended if I seek to make the Christian religion an inn where all are received joyously, rather than a cottage where some few friends of the family are to be received.
    (Richard Hooker)
     
  1085. I'm super happy that Islam is a faith of peace. I would hate to see how a non-tolerate religion would react to blasphemy.... I have many friends who are Muslim and are peaceful. Every religion has its nut jobs and mine is no different. I am glad to live in a nation that honors free speech. However, just because you have the right to say whatever you want (or produce a film full of garbage and hate) it does not make it right to do so.
    (Jeff Schults)
     
  1086. If you want God to fulfill Her promise that everything that befalls you will work to your good, you'd better start looking at where the potential good is in each moment of your life. Gratitude is a great place to start!
    (Chuck Turner)
     
  1087. We desperately need revival. We want people coming to worship because that's where the action is, because they see the roof shaking with the reverberations of transformed lives and joyful celebration. We want people who find truths in the Bible that awaken them, but aren't told to shut up and accept what is said on blind faith.
    What we want is nothing short of revolution.
    (Chuck Turner)
     
  1088. If you have gone to church very much, you have probably heard pastors undermining each of Jesus' teachings: "It's okay to be rich as long as your heart is right," or "It's okay to keep feeling anger as long as you keep asking god's forgiveness," or, "it's okay to fail to put God first and neighbor second: these are impossible commands and God is endlessly forgiving." Jesus' teachings were just too extreme for broad obedience, and we have learned to soften them. But you haven't grappled with Jesus until you have graphically imagined yourself following all of these rules completely.
    (Chuck Turner)
     
  1089. Dozens of books are dedicated to proving that the Bible is infallible and that its contradictions can be explained away. It's like lawyers defending the guilty: anything can be justified by an agile mind.
    (Chuck Turner)
     
  1090. An essential component of accessing God's power in your life is enthusiastic partnership.
    (Chuck Turner)
     
  1091. When mired in horse manure, the positive thinker will keep right on digging into it, sure that there must be a pony in there somewhere.
    (Chuck Turner)
     
  1092. Many unselfish people have grown that way out of obligation because God (or society) demands it of them. Sometimes this leads them to discover the great joy of service, and everything works out. But if they continue to act unselfishly primarily to comply with external demands, the result will be a path that is far from ideal.
    (Chuck Turner)
     
  1093. Maybe you think that life has been horrible so far, but you go on out of hope that things will get better someday. That's an awful way to live! Hope is a very low state (in contrast to reasonable expectations). Life is right now.
    (Chuck Turner)
     
  1094. Maybe you have never before thought of the possibility of treating life as a game that you are playing only because you choose to. Why not adopt that attitude right now, even in midlife? Not because it is true (it is neither true nor false), but because it changes everything and empowers you to love your life.
    (Chuck Turner)
     
  1095. You have a constant stream of desires goals, and choices. They are good when they are consistent with what you would want if you were wise.
    (Chuck Turner)
     
  1096. To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.
    (Oscar Wilde)
     
  1097. When all else fails you might as well dance.
    (Eileen Bailey)
     
  1098. A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return.
    (Bhagavad Gita)
     
  1099. The test of people is what they can do when they're tired.
    (Sir Winston Churchill)
     
  1100. To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection.
    (Jules Henri Poincsré)
     
  1101. If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than any other talent.
    (Isaac Newton)
     
  1102. Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.
    (Washington Irving)
     
  1103. When things go wrong don't go with them.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1104. It is necessary to the happiness of man that he be mentally faithful to himself.
    (Thomas Paine)
     
  1105. What I think about, I bring about.
    The thought of success will foster success.
    The thought of love will foster love.
    The thought of security will foster security...
    What am I thinking about today?
    (Rita Davenport)
     
  1106. Where we go within our minds and with our actions, what we do with all of our daily experiences, determines our degree of peace and joy, our happiness, or our sorrow, loss, and pain.
    (Doreene Clement)
     
  1107. Happiness depends upon ourselves.
    (Aristotle)
     
  1108. I wanted to try to live in accord with the promptings which came from my true self.
    Why is that so difficult?
    (Hermann Hesse)
     
  1109. There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)
     
  1110. The soul always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the mind.
    (Caroline Myss)
     
  1111. There is no path to Happiness. Happiness is the path.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1112. Don't take things personally. What other people say about you is their reality, not yours.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1113. Don't judge someone just because they sin differently than you.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1114. A large part of mankind is angry not with the sins, but with the sinners.
    (Seneca)
     
  1115. Weave in faith and God will find the thread. (Proverb)
     
  1116. Temperance is moderation in the things that are good and total abstinence from the things that are foul.
    (Frances E. Willard)
     
  1117. Peace
    Embrace your confusion.
    Let there be peace in not knowing ALL the answers.
    (Sandy Carmellini)
     
  1118. To always think bad of others shows that something isn't quite right with ourselves. We tend to see the world not as "it" it but as "we" are.
    (Dada Kalatiitananda)
     
  1119. If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married!
    (Mae West)
     
  1120. At any point in one's life, the greater the uncertainties they face, the greater their chances of "hitting a home run."
    Rock the Casbah,
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1121. Those who wish to sing always find a song.
    (Swedish Proverb)
     
  1122. When God pushes you to the edge of difficulty trust Him fully. Because two things can happen. Either He'll catch you when you fall or He will teach you to fly.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1123. Once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won't be the same person who walked in.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1124. Admitting that you need help ... doesn't make you broken. It makes you fixable. And teachable.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1125. Trying to be happy by accumulating possessions is like trying to satisfy hunger by taping sandwiches all over your body.
    (George Carlin)
     
  1126. The reason there are so few good talkers in public is that there are so few thinkers in private.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1127. Love the sinner, hate the sin?
    How about: Love the sinner, hate your own sin!
    I don't have time to hate your sin. There are too many of you! Hating my sin is a full-time job.
    How about you hate your sin, I'll hate my sin, and let's just love each other.
    (Mark Lowry)
     
  1128. God can heal a broken heart, but you need to give Him all the pieces.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1129. Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  1130. Emptiness is a symptom that you are not living creatively. You either have no goal that is important enough to you, or you are not using your talents and efforts in a striving toward an important goal.
    ( Maxwell Maltz)
     
  1131. The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
    (M. Scott Peck)
     
  1132. Following the will of God is like stepping off a cliff and being in "free fall" all the while knowing and trusting that the hand of my Lord is there to guide me and put my feet safely at the destination, wherever that destination may be. The choice is His. My part is to be in peace during the free fall.
    (Patricia Reagan)
     
  1133. It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  1134. It is a puzzling thing. The truth knocks on the door and you say, go away, I'm looking for the truth. and so it goes away. Puzzling.
    (Robert M. Pirsig)
     
  1135. My brain is only a receiver. In the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength, inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know that it exists.
    (Nikola Tesla)
     
  1136. Why not go out on a limb? That's where the fruit is.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  1137. Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1138. To be aware of a single shortcoming within oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in somebody else. Rather than speaking badly about people and in ways that will produce friction and unrest in their lives, we should practice a purer perception of them, and when we speak of others, speak of their good qualities.
    (Dalai Lama)
     
  1139. Seek inner peace and others will follow.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1140. Your work is not to drag the world kicking and screaming into a new awareness. Your job is to simply do your work... Sacredly, Secretly and Silently... and those with 'eyes to see and ears to hear,' will respond.
    (Katrina Mayer)
     
  1141. From the beginning, light has shone in the darkness — he ordered it that way. And the deeper the darkness, the brighter the light will appear. Where is God in Aurora? He is shining brightly from the hearts of his people. (Rob Brendle)
     
  1142. Here's a tip on how to bring absolute joy into your life faster than it may have otherwise arrived: every day, in some small way, even secretly if you like, look for a chance to help someone else.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1143. Don't stumble over something behind you.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1144. Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behavior does.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1145. Forgiveness is not something we do for other people. We do it for ourselves to get well and move on.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1146. It's not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that make them successful human beings.
    (Ann Landers)
     
  1147. When the great sage Hillel was asked over two thousand years ago to recite, while standing on one foot, what the essence of Judaism is, he replied, "Do not do unto others that which is hateful to you." And he added, "All the rest is commentary. Now go and study...."
     
  1148. The greatest battle is not physical but psychological. The demons telling us to give up when we push ourselves to the limit can never be silenced for good. They must always be answered by the quiet the steady dignity that simply refuses to give in. Courage! We all suffer. Keep going!
    (Graeme Fife)
     
  1149. The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice
    (Peggy O'Mara)
     
  1150. If you have a choice between right or kind, choose kind.
    (Dr. Wayne Dyer)
     
  1151. Use money and love people. Don't use people and love money.
    ( Suze Orman)
     
  1152. If capitalism is fair, then unionism must be. If men have a right to capitalize their ideas and the resources of their country, then that implies the right of men to capitalize their labor.
    (Frank Lloyd Wright)
     
  1153. Cowardice asks the question: Is it safe?
    Expediency asks the question: Is it politic?
    Vanity asks the question: Is it popular?
    But conscience asks the question: Is it right?
    And there comes a time one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular — but one must take it simply because it is right.
    (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
     
  1154. Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbiciles who really mean it.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  1155. To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground.
    (Stephen R. Covey)
     
  1156. Flourishing involves how we live more than what we feel: engaging life whole-heartedly — which includes responding to adversity to the best of our ability — and treating other people honorably. We thrive when we realize the best within ourselves, while enriching the lives of other people.
    (Jeffrey B. Rubin)
     
  1157. Magic happens when you fill up your own heart. Not when you wait for somebody else to fill it up for you.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1158. You have a definite purpose, unique to you, in specifics, but common to all people in general terms as the purpose of building the kind of life that you will love. God is entirely on your side in achieving that purpose, but your physical brain is not. You must reshape yourself in a way that allows you to build the life you will love.
    (Chuck Turner)
     
  1159. There are devout people who absolutely believe every superstition of their religious tradition, but tap powerfully into God's power.
    (Chuck Turner)
     
  1160. Buddhists say that there is no God, but when you look deeply, Buddhism offers great insights into God's nature.
    (Chuck Turner)
     
  1161. He that has once done you a Kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.
    (Benjamin Franklin)
    The Ben Franklin effect is a psychological finding: A person who has done someone a favor is more likely to do that person another favor than they would be if they had received a favor from that person. Similarly, one who harms another is more willing to harm them again than the victim is to retaliate.
    (Wikipedia)
  1162. The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
    (Kent Keith)
     
  1163. When you have control over your thoughts, you have control over your life.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1164. I will only get up early on Sunday mornings to hear an extraordinary message of hope, and encouragement, to learn of the supernatural aspects of life that will give me peace and the strength to go on....not to hear junk.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1165. I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth; but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody.
    (Benjamin Franklin)
     
  1166. The Internet can be like a herd of performing elephants with diarrhea — massive, difficult to redirect, awe-inspiring, entertaining, and a source of mind-boggling amounts of excrement when you least expect it.
    (Gene Spafford)
     
  1167. Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, it's what you are expected to give — which is everything
    (Anonymous)
     
  1168. We cannot change anything until we accept it.
    Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
    (Carl Jung)
     
  1169. One of life's most elusive lessons, saved for only the wise and peculiar, is that there's nothing, ever, to be unhappy about.
    Unless, of course, you lose sight of the big picture, think the illusions are real, or forget there's no such place as far away.
    Whoot,
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1170. If you want to be miserable think about yourself, about what you want, what you like, what respect people ought to pay you
    (Charles Kingsley)
     
  1171. There are only two things you have to do in life. You have to die. You have to live until you die. You make up all the rest.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1172. When I walk to the edge of all the light I have, and take that step into the darkness of the unknown, I believe one of two things will happen: There will be something for me to stand on, or I will be taught to fly.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1173. Of all the passions of mankind,
    the love of novelty most rules the mind. In search of this,
    from realm to realm we roam.
    Our fleets come loaded with every folly home.
    (Shelby Foote)
     
  1174. The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered "Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."
    (Anonymous)
     
  1175. People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
    but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.
    (Elisabeth Kubler-Ross)
     
  1176. Listen earnestly to anything your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don't listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won't tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff.
    (Catherine M. Wallace)
     
  1177. Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
    (Bob Marley)
     
  1178. We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.
    (Cynthia Ozick)
     
  1179. Being humble is more important than being wise. Because God doesn't need a proud mouth that speaks much but a kind heart that listens.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1180. To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.
    (Bernadette Devlin)
     
  1181. Anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.
    (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
     
  1182. The more you count your blessings, the more there will be to count.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1183. No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1184. Sometimes walking away has nothing to do with weakness, and everything to do with strength. We walk away, not because we want others to realize our worth and value, but because we finally realize our own.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1185. I didn't mind making mistakes because if I hadn't made them I wouldn't have learned how to make things right.
    (Josh Goldsmith)
     
  1186. How many of you know somebody who, no matter what happens, finds a way to get pissed off? Or no matter what happens they find a way to be happy or excited?
    (Anonymous)
     
  1187. Decision is the ultimate power.
    (Tony Robbins)
     
  1188. Resources vs. resourcefulness
    Resources: Time, Money, Technology, Contacts, Experiences, Management
    Resourcefulness: Creativity, Determination, Love/Caring, Curiosity, Passion, Resolve
     
  1189. Focus on problems, you'll have more problems.
    When you focus on possibilities, you'll have more opportunities.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1190. The defining quality is never resources; it is resourcefulness.
    (Tony Robbins)
     
  1191. The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself. ( Rita Mae Brown)
     
  1192. How would your life be different if you stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison your day with their words or opinions. Let today be The Day! You stand strong in the truth of your beauty and journey through your day without attachment to the validation of others.
    (Steve Maraboli)
     
  1193. Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand break on.
    ( Maxwell Maltz)
     
  1194. We would not spend any time trying to convince anybody of anything because if they're not asking, your answers are just irritating.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1195. Some people see more in a walk around the block than others see in a trip around the world.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1196. There are many arguments as to what separates Man from the rest of the animal kingdom; we say, it is the power of some members of the human race to face a group of their brethren, smile, and make an entirely false claim. To proclaim something as truth, when it is so far removed from anything true as to exist in its own space entirely.
    (www.rotten.com)
     
  1197. And there are those who might say, "Oh, you're not facing the fact." And we say, we would never face any fact that was taking us to a place we don't want to be.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1198. There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
    (R. Buckminster Fuller)
     
  1199. ‎Don't search for a someone that will solve all your problems. Find one that won't let you face them alone.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1200. "Who are your heroes in real life?"
    Let's go with Jesus. Not the gay-hating, war-making political tool of the right, but the outcast, subversive, supreme adept who preferred the freaks and lepers and despised and doomed to the rich and powerful. The man Garry Wills describes "with the future in his eyes ... paradoxically calming and provoking." and whom Flannery O'Connor saw as "the ragged figure who moves from tree to tree in the back of [one's] mind."
    (John Cusack)
     
  1201. There are some people who always seem angry and continuously look for conflict. Walk away; the battle they are fighting isn't with you, it is with themselves....
    (Anonymous)
     
  1202. Whether you are looking at world events or something that's happening in your kitchen drawer, broad and important, or narrow and seemingly insignificant, there's potential for connection or disconnection in either case. And it is only the connection or the disconnection that is of really any importance.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1203. People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
    (Iris Murdoch)
     
  1204. We detect rather than invent our missions in life.
    (Victor Frankl)
     
  1205. Everyone has his own vocation or mission in life. Therein, he cannot be replaced nor his life repeated. Therefore everyone's task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to Implement it.
    (Victor Frankl)
     
  1206. Sometimes the issue isn't whether you are right, it's whether there is any value in being right.
    (Carolyn Hax)
     
  1207. If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1208. Be still like a mountain, and flow like a great river.
     
  1209. Be impeccable with your word.
    Don't take anything personally.
    Don't make assumptions.
    Always do your best.
    Be Skeptical but Learn to Listen.

    (Don Miguel Ruiz)
     
  1210. When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills
    (Chinese proverb)
     
  1211. Life isn't happening to you; life is responding to you.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1212. The first to help you up are usually the ones who know what it feels like to fall down.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1213. Change your focus, from making money to serving more people. Serving more people makes the money come in.
    (Robert Kiyosaki)
     
  1214. I think that if your dogma's getting in the way of the Golden Rule, which is to treat others as you would like to be treated.... I think that when you get to know more gay people and you're sitting in the presence of them and you realize that if there's anything wrong with me — and I have a lot of flaws — being gay isn't one of them.
    (Jane Lynch)
     
  1215. It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
    (Voltaire)
     
  1216. One of the hardest things to do in life is to listen without intent to reply.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1217. Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
    (Marcus Aurelius)
     
  1218. Marriage as an institution is unaffected by gay marriage as an issue. My marriage is not defined by others, not by one state or a countries laws but by the vows I took before God and our relationship as husband and wife. I don't feel less married in South Africa because bigamy and homosexual marriages are recognized as I would in NC.
    (Rodney Griffen)
     
  1219. The richest people in the world look for and build networks. Everyone else looks for work.
    (Robert Kiyosaki)
     
  1220. Thanks to the teachers who instilled in me such a love of English that I'm perpetually mortified when reading the Internet.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1221. Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to ... come back home.
    (Bill Cosby)
     
  1222. It is well with me only when I have a chisel in my hand.
    (Michelangelo)
     
  1223. Gossip is the Devil's radio.
    George Harrison
     
  1224. This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temple; the philosophy is kindness.
    (Rajendra Kumar)
     
  1225. Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.
    (Helen Keller)
     
  1226. "Come to the edge."
    "We can't. We're afraid."
    "Come to the edge."
    "We can't. We will fall."
    And they came.
    And he pushed them.
    And they flew.
    (Guillaume Apollinaire)
     
  1227. There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is the thorn that irritates and hurts; it is the sword that kills.
    (Buddha)
     
  1228. People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
    (Thich Nhat Hanh)
     
  1229. Do one thing every day, that scares you.
    (Eleanor Roosevelt)
     
  1230. Make a "career" of living a happy life rather than trying to find work that will produce enough income that you can do things with your money that will then make you happy.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1231. When feeling happy is of paramount importance to you — and what you do "for a living" makes you happy — you have found the best of all combinations.
     
  1232. If an egg is broken by outside force, life ends. If broken by inside force, life begins. Great things always begin from the inside.
    (Rajesh Doke)
     
  1233. Of course the mind can rationalize fighting back...but the heart, the heart would never understand. Then you would be divided in yourself, the heart and the mind, and the war would be inside you.
    (Dalai Lama)
     
  1234. The Christian faith has no need of being defended; the Christian religion is, in many ways, indefensible.
    (Dr. Don Huntington)
     
  1235. The truth is that male religious leaders have had — and still have — an option to interpret holy teachings either to exalt or subjugate women. They have, for their own selfish ends, overwhelmingly chosen the latter. Their continuing choice provides the foundation or justification for much of the pervasive persecution and abuse of women throughout the world.
    (Jimmy Carter)
     
  1236. Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
    (Khalil Gibran)
     
  1237. If you are not willing to learn no one can help you. If you are determined to learn no one can stop you.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1238. It ain't braggin' if ya can back it up.
    (Dizzy Dean)
     
  1239. Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
    (
    Sir Winston Churchill)
     
  1240. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is liberty.
    (Thomas Jefferson)
     
  1241. It is not happy people who are thankful; it is thankful people who are happy.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1242. Every time you mistreat a woman you give up the right to be treated like a man.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1243. Rudeness is the weak person's imitation of strength.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1244. Here's all you have to know about men and women: women are crazy, men are stupid. And the main reason women are crazy is that men are stupid.
    (George Carlin)
     
  1245. Someday everything will make perfect sense. So, for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1246. Sometimes when things are falling apart they are actually falling into place.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1247. We have committed the Golden Rule to memory, let us now commit it to life.
    (Edwin Markham)
     
  1248. Defensive minds are neither creative nor cooperative.
    (Stephen R. Covey)
     
  1249. Never let success get to your head and never let failure get to your heart.
    (Jim Teresinski)
     
  1250. Lord, I beseech thee to grant me the strength necessary to carry out the tasks you have entrusted to me this day.
     
  1251. Life is too short to waste on grudges; laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go of what you can't change.
    (Mar Razalan)
     
  1252. There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn't true; the other is to refuse to accept what is true.
    (Soren Kierkegaard)
     
  1253. The creative adult is the child who survived.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1254. With fame I become more and more stupid, which of course is a very common phenomenon.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1255. If I were to start taking care of my grooming, I would no longer be myself.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1256. Wasn't that the definition of home? Not where you are from, but where you are wanted?
    (Abraham Verghese)
     
  1257. No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible
    (Stanislaw Jerzy Lec)
     
  1258. For the past two-and-a-half years, the debate ... has been gravely diminished by the petulance, Nihilism, and vacuum of leadership on one side of the partisan aisle — set against which Obama's very real flaws are trivial by comparison.
    (New York Magazine)
     
  1259. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
    (Henry David Thoreau)
     
  1260. No one of intelligence resents the inevitable.
    (Arthur C Clarke)
     
  1261. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
    Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
    The winds will blow their own freshness into you.
    And the storms their energy.
    While cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
    (John Muir)
     
  1262. All that the human experience is about is the journey towards wholeness!
    (J.Stone)
     
  1263. Every object — and every life — is beautified by an awareness of boundaries. it is not because a haiku is shorter than a novel that it is inferior. Mortality is no butcher. He may, in fact, be an artist.
    (Cristina Nehring)
     
  1264. Going away is dying a little and dying is very simple. There is a saying among the desert people, 'Never wave goodbye to the caravan. You will follow it soon.'
    (Anonymous)
     
  1265. The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don't know anything about.
    (Dr. Wayne Dyer)
     
  1266. Don't just survive... That's not what you were made for. Instead, live each day with purpose and passion.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1267. Nothing is more discouraging than unappreciated sarcasm.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1268. There are three classes of people: Those who see. Those who see when they are shown. Those who do not see.
    (Leonardo da Vinci)
     
  1269. Being a good person does not depend on your religion status in life, race skin color, political views, or culture. It depends on how you treat others.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1270. The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1271. We talk so much about leaving a better planet to our kids, that we forget about leaving better kids to this planet. Educate your children — say NO to them every once in a while.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1272. One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1273. Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1274. Unless life also hands you water and sugar your lemonade is going to suck.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1275. Sometimes you have to give up on people. Not because you don't care but because they don't.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1276. Did you know that
         "Dammit I'm Mad"
    spelled backward is
         "Dammit I'm Mad"
     
  1277. Frank Sinatra was the ultimate optimist.... Whereas others saw the glass as half full, he would say, "Look, there's still some left on the bottom!"
    (Anonymous)
     
  1278. No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or is background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
    (Nelson Mandela)
     
  1279. We're not here to answer your questions; we're here to question your answers.
    (Unity tagline)
     
  1280. The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility. The fact that it is comprehensible is a miracle.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1281. It would be better if you began to teach others only after you yourself have learned something.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1282. Knowledge humbles a great person, astonishes the common, and puffs up the small.
    (Proverb)
     
  1283. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive.
    (George Bernard Shaw)
     
  1284. It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
    (Marie Dressler)
     
  1285. I ask you, as humbly as I can, to consider taking the path less traveled, going within, and getting quiet. Being yourself, shining your light, and reaching out to others.
         No, no, heavens no! Not what you're thinking!! I ask these things not that they might be an alternative to living high on the hog, in the fast lane, loaded down with embarrassing wealth... but as a means to attaining these things.
         Just striving to preserve our options.
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1286. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born... and the day you find out why.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  1287. Leaders are twice born individuals who endure major events that lead to a sense of separateness, or perhaps estrangement from their environments. As a result, they turn inward in order to reemerge with a created rather than an inherited sense of identity.
    (Abraham Zaleznik)
     
  1288. It is critical that the American People and not just their financial institutions be represented at the negotiating table.
    (Elizabeth Warren)
     
  1289. Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.
    (Dwight D. Eisenhower)
     
  1290. You're never to old to become younger.
    (Mae West)
     
  1291. If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.
    (Betty Reese)
     
  1292. Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.
     
  1293. Wise men don't need to prove their point;
    men who need to prove their point aren't wise.
    (Lao Tzu)
     
  1294. When you surrender to what is and so become fully present, the past ceases to have any power. The realm of Being, which had been obscured by the mind, then opens up. Suddenly, a great stillness arises within you, an unfathomable sense of peace. And within that peace, there is great joy. And within that joy, there is love. And at the innermost core, there is the sacred, the immeasurable. That which cannot be named.
    (Eckhart Tolle)
     
  1295. Always keep your composure. You can't score from the penalty box; and to win, you have to score.
    (Bobby Hull)
     
  1296. Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
    (Dalai Lama)
     
  1297. The good person, if able to foresee the future, would peacefully and contentedly help to bring about their own sickness, maiming, and even death, knowing that this is the right order of the universe.
    (Epictetus)
     
  1298. The kidney consists of over 1 million little tubes, and the total length of the tubes in both kidneys runs to about 40 miles.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1299. The reason you want every single thing that you want, is because you think you will feel really good when you get there. But, if you don't feel really good on your way to there, you can't get there. You have to be satisfied with what-is while you're reaching for more.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1300. The first principle of ethical power is Purpose. By purpose, I don't mean your objective or intention — something toward which you are always striving. Purpose is something bigger. It is the picture you have of yourself — the kind of person you want to be or the kind of life you want to lead.
    (Ken Blanchard)
     
  1301. We are not proponents of long life. We are proponents of joyful life, and when you find yourself in joy, the longevity usually follows. Although we do not count the success of a life by its length; we count it by its joy.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1302. Some think life is not so much a place to seek personal happiness and fulfillment, but rather a place to learn lessons and pay dues.
    And so it is for them.
    Tallyho,
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1303. Confidence is the feeling you have before you understand the situation.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1304. When your heart is singing, you are allowing Well-being. When you are appreciating, you are allowing Well-being. When you are yelling at somebody, you're not. When you're feeling insecure, you're not. When you're frustrated, you're not.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1305. People see the world not as it is, but as they are.
    (Al Lee)
     
  1306. If wrinkles must be written upon your brow, let them not be written upon your heart.
          The spirit should not grow old.
    (James A. Garfield)
     
  1307. If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
    (
    Alfred Tennyson)
     
  1308. The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with productivity.
    (Thomas J. Peters)
     
  1309. I choose to love people, not to judge them. I want to experience them as they are, not as I would want them to be.... I don't want us to spend our lives thinking about love, and change, and celebration; rather, I want us to spend our lives celebrating, and living, and changing.
    (Dr. Leo Buscaglia)
     
  1310. People is all everything is. All it has ever been and all it can ever be.
    (William Soroyan)
     
  1311. I have ceased defining a "beautiful day" as a day when everything goes my way.... It's made a big difference in my life to began to define a "perfect day" as as a day in which, though some power of mine, I was able to make a day better for you.
    (Dr. Leo Buscaglia)
     
  1312. If you want to overcome the whole world, overcome yourself.
    ( Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
     
  1313. In most cases, people, even evil-doers, are much simpler and more naïve than we generally suppose.
          And the same is true of you and me.
    ( Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
     
  1314. A greater power than we can contradict
         Hath thwarted our intents.
    (Shakespeare)
     
  1315. History is a fascinating subject. It is only by consulting history that one would learn that in 1915, the host city for the International Purity Conference was.... San Francisco.
    (Rev. Austin Miles)
     
  1316. To have an authoritative effective voice, you must master two things in life. The thing you love and the thing you hate.
    (Rev. Austin Miles)
     
  1317. A lot of trouble will disappear if everyone learns to talk to each other instead of talking about each other.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1318. Big men become big by doing what they didn't want to do when they didn't want to do it.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1319. If we love life ... life will love us back!
    (Anonymous)
     
  1320. When you feel like you're drowning in life, don't worry — your lifeguard walks on the water.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1321. There is perhaps no more empowering belief, than understanding you're always in control of how you feel.
    Similarly, understanding that just because you're not always skipping through tulips with joy doesn't mean that something's wrong with you. You rock!
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1322. There is a difference between an honest admission of weakness and a self-focused feeling of inadequacy.
    (Tom Holliday)
     
  1323. I find it as difficult to understand a scientist who does not acknowledge the presence of a superior rationality behind the existence of the universe as it is to comprehend a theologian who would deny the advances of science.
    (Wernher Von Braun)
     
  1324. ‎Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe — a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble. In this way the pursuit of science leads to a religious feeling of a special sort, which is indeed quite different from the religiosity of someone more naive.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1325. Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light-years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual...The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.
    (Carl Sagan)
     
  1326. When you laugh, be sure to laugh at what people do and not at what people are.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1327. He did not study God; he was dazzled by him.
    (Victor Hugo)
     
  1328. No woman has ever shot a man while he was washing the dishes.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1329. When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1330. How others see you is not important.... How you see yourself is everything.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1331. If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.
    (Henry Ford)
     
  1332. It is hard to be a woman.
    You must think like a man
    Act like a lady
    Look like a young girl
    And work like a horse.
     
  1333. In life you'll meet two kinds of people. The ones who build you up and the ones who tear you down. But in the end you'll thank them both.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1334. He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1335. Jesus gave us a new norm of greatness. If you want to be important — wonderful. If you want to be recognized — wonderful. If you want to be great — wonderful. But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. That's a new definition of greatness.
    (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
     
  1336. Cravings are going to occur to you. So here's the rule of thumb about eating, or about investing in the stock market, or about anything else: If the impulse comes from a joyous thought that feels good, follow it. If the impulse comes from an uncomfortable thought that felt bad, don't follow it.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1337. I wake up in the morning and go to bed at night, & in between, do what I want....
    (Anonymous)
     
  1338. The happiest people in the world don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1339. If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself.
    If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself.
       Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.
    (Lao Tzu)
     
  1340. When you are going through something hard and wonder where God is, remember that the teacher is always quiet during a test.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1341. Life's too short to walk around angry! So be happy and sing it out loud.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1342. I don't stop when I'm tired I stop when I'm done.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1343. The one who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone, is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1344. I'm not telling you it is going to be easy, I'm gelling you it's going to be worth it. (Art Williams)
     
  1345. I don't know how it happens, Sister but I meet with nobody but myself, that's always in the right. (Quote by Benjamin Franklin to the Continental Congress)
     
  1346. I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favor in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
    (Henry David Thoreau)
     
  1347. Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world.
    (Archimedes
     
  1348. All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.
    (James Thurber)
     
  1349. Never underestimate your ability to change yourself. Never overestimate your ability to change others.
    (Dr. Wayne Dyer)
     
  1350. "Love is kind."
    Anything less isn't love at all.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1351. An old soul is not an old soul by virtue of age, but for their patience, self-measure, and happy tears for no apparent reason.
    Hmmmmm,
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1352. An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
    (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
     
  1353. To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. Tis much better to do a little with certainty & leave the rest for others that come after than to explain all things by conjecture without making sure of any thing.
    (Isaac Newton)
     
  1354. Live your life as an Exclamation rather than an Explanation
    (Isaac Newton)
     
  1355. Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?
    (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
     
  1356. Never forget yesterday
    But always live for today —
    'Cause you never know what tomorrow can bring,
    Or what it can take away
    (Anonymous)
     
  1357. Before you assume, learn the facts.
    Before you judge, understand why.
    Before you hurt someone, feel.
    Before you speak, think.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1358. What if, from now on and forevermore, people stopped using the word "evil" and replaced it with "ignorance"?
    Yeah, less fear, more better; global transformation.
    Let's,
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1359. (Final words) "Oh wow! Oh wow! Oh wow!"
    (Steve Jobs)
     
  1360. My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress.
    (Warren Buffett)
     
  1361. No one connected to Source Energy would ever harm another. It's an interesting thing: More injustices, more discomfort, and more unhappiness is projected at others under the name of righteousness, under the name of law abiding, under the name of law, and under the name of religion, than all other things put together. In other words, don't worry about it.
    (
    Esther Hicks)
     
  1362. Faith is not about everything turning out OK; faith is about being OK no matter how things turn out!
    (Anonymous)
     
  1363. Hope is not a feeling of certainty that everything ends well. Hope is just a feeling that life and work have a meaning.
    (Vaclav Havel)
     
  1364. The angels are lost in perpetual contemplation of an infinite glory.
    (Victor Frankl)
     
  1365. The miracles of nature do not seem miracles because they are so common. If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1366. A thought transfixed me: for the first time in my life I saw the truth as it is set into song by so many poets, proclaimed as the final wisdom by so many thinkers. The truth — that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire. Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love.
    (Victor Frankl)
     
  1367. Lighthouses don't go running all over an island looking for boats to save. They just stand there shining.
    (Anne Lamott)
     
  1368. My argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I gotten this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call something crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  1369. Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles. It empties today of its strength. (Mary Engelbrelt)
     
  1370. I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
    (Helen Keller)
     
  1371. You rock, and not in that Fraggle kind of way. You rock in the way that makes other's lives shimmer as though the sun has cut through a diamond and created a prism of color only found in Heaven.
    (Andrea Stuart)
     
  1372. My hope and wish is that one day, formal education will pay attention to what I call "education of the heart." Just as we take for granted the need to acquire proficiency in the basic academic subjects, I am hopeful that a time will come when we can take it for granted that children will learn, as part of the curriculum, the indispensability of inner values: love, compassion, justice, and forgiveness.
    (Dalai Lama)
     
  1373. Make fun of death. We are as dead as it gets, and we are fully aware of this joyous experience. We are with you every time you allow it. We are in every singing bird and in every joyful child. We are part of every delicious pulsing in your environment. We are not dead, and neither will you ever be! You will just get up, one day, and get out of the movie.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1374. It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.
    (Mignon McLaughlin)
     
  1375. Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.
    (Vincent van Gogh)
     
  1376. I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I have ended up where I needed to be.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1377. Don't judge me by my past. I don't live there anymore.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1378. Power brings you the praise of men, but weakness brings you to God.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1379. Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.
    (Ecclesiastes 9:10)
     
  1380. Do not pay attention to every word people say,
         or you may hear your servant cursing you —
    for you know in your heart
         that many times you yourself have cursed others.
    (Ecclesiastes 7:21-22)
     
  1381. Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steadily gains in strength. At first it may be but as the spider's web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.
    (Tyron Edwards")
     
  1382. He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
    (Epictetus)
     
  1383. History is not going to be kind to liberals. With their mindless programs, they've managed to do to Black Americans what slavery, Reconstruction, and rank racism found impossible: destroy their family and work ethic.
    (Walter Williams)
     
  1384. Adapt yourself to the life you have been given; and truly love the people with whom destiny has surrounded you.
    (Marcus Aurelius)
     
  1385. Marriage is that relation between man and woman in which the independence is equal, the dependence mutual, and the obligation reciprocal.
    (Louis K. Anspacher)
     
  1386. What if every unexpected delay, postponement, or redirect, only meant that at the very last second, right before the scheduled manifestation, I had an even better idea?
    It happens.
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1387. Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are your own fears.
    (Rudyard Kipling)
     
  1388. Once one passes through the entry gates of time and space, it may be handy to know that simply dwelling upon joy, abundance, or anything else involving people, will literally draw complete strangers into your life, as if they were puppets on marionette strings. Creating new and totally unpredictable circumstances that will bring you more, more, more of whatever you were thinking about.
    Rebel yell optional
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1389. Give me control of a nation's money supply and I care not who makes the laws.
    (Meyer Rothschild)
     
  1390. Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.
    (Thomas Jefferson)
     
  1391. Elections are supposed to resolve conflicts in a great democracy, but our next one will not. The elites will face off against the elites to a standoff, and the issues animating the class war in both parties won't even be on the table.
    (Frank Rich)
     
  1392. A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)
     
  1393. Forgive those who insult you, attack you, belittle you, or take you for granted. But more this this... forgive yourself for allowing them to hurt you.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1394. It is not so much that time heals all wounds as it is that the passage of the years lets us make peace with our grief in our way. (David Baldacci)
     
  1395. When you see things that pain you, that sadden you, or that make your heart ache, remember... you're not seeing all.
    I hope you never need this one.
    All love,
    You're welcome,
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1396. If you don't plant flowers in the garden of your mind, you'll forever pull weeds.
    (John Demartini)
     
  1397. God casts our sins into the depths of the sea and then posts a sign, "No Fishing Allowed."
    (Corrie ten Boom)
     
  1398. The best you can do for anyone is to thrive fully and be willing to explain to anyone who asks how it is that you are thriving, and what it is that you've discovered — and then, just relax and trust that all truly is well.
    (
    Esther Hicks)
     
  1399. Fear is the father of courage and the mother of safety.
    (Henry H. Tweedy)
     
  1400. In America, anybody can be president. That's one of the risks you take.
    (Adelai Stevenson)
     
  1401. Faith ends where worry begins and worry ends where faith begins.
    (George Mueller)
     
  1402. Litigation: A form of hell whereby money is transferred from the pockets of the proletariat to that of lawyers. (Frank McKinney Hubbard)
     
  1403. Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
    (Carl Jung)
     
  1404. 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.
    (Thomas Jefferson)
     
  1405. Women are Angels. And when someone breaks their wings they Simply continue to fly on a broomstick.They are flexible like that.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1406. Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
    (John F. Kennedy)
     
  1407. The fountain of contentment 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)
     
  1408. You can't reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday's junk.
    (Louise Smith)
     
  1409. The doctrine of punctuation must needs be very imperfect: few precise rules can be given, which will hold without exception in all cases; but much must be left to the judgement and taste of the writer.
    (A Short Introduction to English Grammar, 1762)
     
  1410. You are free to choose but you are not free from the consequences of your choices.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1411. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
    (Abraham Lincoln)
     
  1412. The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're alive
    (Orlando A. Battista)
     
  1413. The trouble with quotes on the Internet is that it's difficult to determine whether or not they are genuine.
    (Abraham Lincoln)
     
  1414. You can never make the same mistake twice because the second time you make it, it's not a mistake, it's a choice.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1415. You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last chapter.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1416. I don't think the worst thing that could happen to me is raising a child with special needs. I think the worst thing would be to raise a child who is cruel to those with special needs.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1417. The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
    (Elizabeth Kubler Ross)
     
  1418. Yo! Ho! Ho! It's time for more good news and bad news!!!
    The bad news, is that there are going to be a few more challenges.
    Ha! You're right, that's the good news, too!
    Each proving that you're even greater, cooler, and more lovable than you now realize.
    You're welcome,
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1419. How about the next time you go to work, the mall, or a labyrinth, you glide, slide, and twirl a bit? Wink, smile, and wave? Dip, bend, and high-five? Strut, saunter, and beam?
    Just a bit?
    Teeny, tiny?
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1420. Life is too short to stress yourself with people who don't deserve to be an issue in your life.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1421. So many people need you to behave in a certain way for them to feel good. They condemn you for your selfishness. "How dare you be so selfish as to follow what makes you feel good? You should follow what makes us feel good."
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1422. 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.
    (Mother Theresa)
     
  1423. If you live your life as though every day would be the last day in your life, someday it will be.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1424. Remembering you are going to die is the best way to remember you have nothing to lose. "You are already naked, you have nothing to lose by following you heart."
    (Steve Jobs)
     
  1425. It's as if before you there are countless doorways, all leading to new and different hallways. So you wonder and think, calculate and stress, over whether or not you'll knock on the "right" one.
    But what you can't yet see is that all of the hallways beyond all of the doorways eventually lead to the same great room, in the same great house, with the same great party.
    So, may as well pick the one you want? Huh?
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1426. There is perhaps, no greater debilitating belief than thinking there are elements of your reality that you cannot control — be they fate, karma, the influence of other people, your stars, your palm, your loves, your looks, your personality, your intelligence, your sense of humor, or chocolate.
    You simply decide everything, moment to moment.
    Next decision please —
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1427. I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.
    (Sigmund Freud)
     
  1428. Love Thy Neighbor
    Thy Homeless Neighbor
    Thy Muslim Neighbor
    Thy Black Neighbor
    Thy Gay Neighbor
    Thy White Neighbor
    Thy Jewish Neighbor
    Thy Christian Neighbor
    Thy Atheist Neighbor
    Thy Racist Neighbor
    Thy Addicted Neighbor
     
  1429. Apologizing does not always mean that you're wrong and the other person is right. It just means that you value your relationship more than your ego.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1430. Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life thinking that it is stupid.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1431. Holding a grudge is letting someone live rent-free in your head.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1432. What you want to keep secret, tell no one. If you could not control your urge to tell, how can you expect silence from anyone else?
    (Latin Proverb)
     
  1433. On A Sign:
    Tired of being harassed by your stupid parents?
    ACT NOW
    Move out. Get a job.
    Pay your bills while you still know everything.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1434. A happy life is just a string of happy moments. But most people don't allow the happy moment, because they're so busy trying to get a happy life.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1435. It's funny, but the more proficient one becomes at navigating the ship of their dreams, the more they leave the navigating to me (and the smoother the sailing).
    And vice versa — the more they leave the navigating to me, the more proficient they become.
    Your nautical wheeler —
    Whooohoooo,
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1436. The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed.
    (Nicolas Chamfort)
     
  1437. Yes and No are very short words to say, but we should think for some length of time before saying them.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1438. Free will is not the liberty to do whatever one likes, but the power of doing whatever one sees ought to be done, even in the very face of otherwise overwhelming impulse. There lies freedom, indeed.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1439. Are we for marriage? Yes. Are we for divorce? Yes. Are we for monogamy? Yes. All of you have different ways of satisfying your desires, and all of it is appropriate or not. And only you, individually, know if it is appropriate or inappropriate unto you in this moment.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1440. If your back isn't broken, if your feet can walk, if both arms can bend, if both eyes can see, and if both ears can hear, then whom should you envy?
    (Alexander Solzhenitsyn)
     
  1441. For the husband who told his wife he loved her before his plane went down in a field. For the wife who stopped in the stairs to call her husband to say she will love him forever. For the mothers and fathers who kissed their kids goodbye that morning for the last time. For the policemen, firemen, and other rescue workers who rushed in to help others and lost their lives. For the soldiers who fought back and made the ultimate sacrifice. Today, tomorrow, ten years from now, we will remember.
     
  1442. Sara Palin's three interlocking points:
    First, that the United States is now governed by a "permanent political class," drawn from both parties, that is increasingly cut off from the concerns of regular people.
    Second, that these Republicans and Democrats have allied with big business to mutual advantage to create what she called "corporate crony capitalism."
    Third, that the real political divide in the United States may no longer be between friends and foes of Big Government, but between friends and foes of vast, remote, unaccountable institutions (both public and private).
    (This didn't belong here — it is no quote — but I needed to save it someplace.)
     
  1443. May gentle grace gift you with peace.
    (Rita Montgomery)
     
  1444. Love can heal the deepest wound of all time and love can also be the reason why that wound was so deep.
    (Danielle Brigaman)
     
  1445. What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
    (George Eliot)
     
  1446. Beauty and seduction are nature's tools for survival because we protect what we fall in love with.
    (Louie Schwartzberg)
     
  1447. While one's capacity to dream great dreams is truly infinite, the capacity to do great things is mightily dependent upon one's ability to do little, baby, trite, mortal, dull, and sometimes silly things.
    Yeah, easy for you, huh?
    Whooohoooo,
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1448. God sells us all things at the price of labor.
    (Leonardo da Vinci)
     
  1449. The end of labor is to gain leisure.
    (Aristotle)
     
  1450. Men would live exceedingly quiet if these two words, mine and thine were taken away.
    (Anaxagoras)
     
  1451. It is preoccupation with possession, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly.
    (Bertrand Russell)
     
  1452. Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open? Move outside the tangle of fear-thinking. Live in silence.
    (Rumi)
     
  1453. What I have known with respect to myself, has tended much to lessen both my admiration, and my contempt, of others.
    (Joseph Priestley)
     
  1454. Every religion on the planet, and there are so many more than you are even aware of, has the potential of absolute thriving. But when you think that you must prove that you have the only one that is righ t — and you use your condemnation to push against the others — your condemnation separates you from your own Connection that, before your condemnation, you were finding in your own religion.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1455. Of course there are exceptions, but all-in-all it seems to me that those who are religious, cling, whereas those who are spiritual, seek.
    But to be really honest, it's the happy folks who know how to live.
    Grins,
    Next,
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1456. Creative minds always have been known to survive any kind of bad training.
    (Anna Freud)
     
  1457. If you are depressed, you are living in the past.
    If you are anxious, you are living in the future.
    If you are at peace, you are living in the present. (Lao-Tze)
     
  1458. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
    (Herbert Spencer)
     
  1459. The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
    (Marcus Aurelius)
     
  1460. Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don't.
    Life is ten percent what you make it, and ninety percent how you take it!
    (Anonymous)
     
  1461. ‎Plan for what is difficult while it is easy, do what is great while it is small.
    The most difficult things in the world are done when they are easy, the greatest things in the world are done when they are still small.
    (Chuang-tzu)
     
  1462. World peace will never be stable until enough of us find inner peace to stabilize it
    (Peace Pilgrim)
     
  1463. There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh. Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living
    (Karl Marx)
     
  1464. Happiness consists of living each day as if it were the first day of your honeymoon and the last day of your vacation.
    (Leo Tolstoy)
     
  1465. But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
    Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces
    That which makes thousands, perhaps millions think.
    (Lord Byron)
     
  1466. The eternal substance of a thing never lies in the thing itself, but in the quality of our reaction toward it. If in hard times we are kept from resentment, held in silence, and filled with inward sweetness, that is what matters. The event that distressed us will pass from memory just as a wind that passes and is gone. But what we were while the wind was blowing has eternal consequences.
    (A. Wetherell Johnson)
     
  1467. There is no crime of which I do not consider myself capable.
    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
     
  1468. They ne'er car'd for us yet. Suffer us to famish, and their storehouses cramm'd with grain; make edicts for usury, to support usurers; repeal daily any wholesome act established against the rich, and provide more piercing statutes daily to chain up and restrain the poor. If the wars eat us not up, they will.
    (Shakespeare)
     
  1469. So come on, let's leave the preschool finger-painting exercises and get on with the grand work of art. Grow up in Christ. The basic foundational truths are in place: turning your back on "salvation by self-help" and turning in trust toward God.
    (Heb. 6:1 MSG)
     
  1470. And this our life, exempt from public haunt,
    Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
    Sermons in stones, and good in everything.
    (Shakespeare)
     
  1471. His taints and honours
    Wag'd equal with him.
    (Shakespeare)
     
  1472. The breaking of so great a thing should make
    A greater crack. The round world
    Should have shook lions into civil streets,
    And citizens to their dens. The death of Antony
    Is not a single doom.
    (Shakespeare)
     
  1473. The lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.
    (Zephaniah 3:17)
     
  1474. God must have been disappointed in Adam — He made Eve so different.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1475. When we are judging others, we have no time to love them.
    (
    Mother Theresa)
     
  1476. A radical is a man with both feet firmly planted in the air.
    ( Franklin D. Roosevelt)
     
  1477. You don't get what you want in life.
    You get what you expect.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1478. The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness.
    (Havelock Ellis)
     
  1479. If the US Government was a family, they would be making $58,000 a year, they spend $75,000 a year, & are $327,000 in credit card debt. They are currently proposing BIG spending cuts to reduce their spending to $72,000 a year. These are the actual proportions of the federal budget & debt, reduced to a level that we can understand.
    (Dave Ramsey)
     
  1480. We are all on a perpetual cycle of joyous becoming. We will never get it done, ever, ever, ever, ever.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1481. Because a fellow has failed once or twice or a dozen times, you don't want to set him down as a failure till he's dead or loses his courage.
    (George C. Lorimer)
     
  1482. What we are seeing is a stupendous pile-up of immensely careless people who have been heading for trouble for more than a decade now.... because of the folly of supplyside economices, which falsely assured Americans they could have their cake and eat it too....
    Both parties got us into this mess; it will take both parties to get us out.
    (Ben Stein)
     
  1483. I did the best I could. And then, when I knew how to do better, I did better.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1484. If Thomas Edison invented electric light today, Dan Rather would report it on CBS News as, "Candle making industry threatened."
    (Newt Gingrich)
     
  1485. In any man who dies there dies with him, his first snow and kiss and fight. Not people die but worlds die in them.
    (Yevgeny Yevtushenko)
     
  1486. Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1487. The great thing about feeling deep, profound, earthshaking love is that you can start with anyone.
    Next,
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1488. The journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path.... One that we must all take. The grey rain curtain of this world rolls back and all turns to silver glass. And then you see it. White shores. And beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.
    (J. R. R. Tolkien)
     
  1489. A generous deed should not be checked by cold counsel.
    (J. R. R. Tolkien)
     
  1490. All you have to do is decide what to do with the time given to you.
    (J. R. R. Tolkien)
     
  1491. Baby souls follow.
    Young souls lead.
    But old souls are happy to dance alone.
    Not that I'm spying on you,
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1492. We must remember that the test of our religious principles lies not just in what we say, not only in our prayers, not even in living blameless lives — but in what we do for others.
    (Harry Truman)
     
  1493. My choices in life were either to be a piano player in a whore house or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference!
    (Harry Truman)
     
  1494. Rather than wanting to hold to the past longer and slow things down and stop the aging process — just revel in the power of now! You can't stop time, and you won't stop the recycling process that is taking place upon this planet, nor would you want to — but you do not have to suffer the moving through time. Every moment can be more wonderful than the moment before.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1495. I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.
    (Dwight D. Eisenhower)
     
  1496. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
    (Franz Kafka)
     
  1497. Once you start rejoicing whatever you are, life takes such psychedelic colors, your each moment becomes so juicy, your whole life becomes a celebration.
    (OSHO)
     
  1498. Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life. (Omar Khayyam)
     
  1499. There are more connections in every square millimeter of a human brain then stars in the milky way. (Matthew Huntington)
     
  1500. What if evangelicals today, instead of focusing on "evangelizing" and "converting" people, were to begin to think of Jesus not as starting a new religion, but as the central figure of a movement that transcends religious distinctions and identities?
    (Carl Medearis)
     
  1501. Encouraging anyone and everyone to become an apprentice of Jesus, without manipulation, is a more open, dynamic and relational way of helping people who want to become more like Jesus — regardless of their religious identity.
    (Carl Medearis)
     
  1502. Trouble can sit right on my shoulder and I don't even notice.
    (Sarah Vaughan)
     
  1503. To grow...you must be willing to let your present and future...be totally unlike your past...your history is not your destiny.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1504. I wish I were being ironic, but I just saw Dolly Parton at the Hollywood Bowl and loved it.
    (Adam Huntington)
     
  1505. Dictionaries are like watches, the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to go quite true.
    (Samuel Johnson)
     
  1506. More important than anything else I learned during my hitch in the Navy was a piece of wisdom that one of the instructors shared with me, "You will have a difficult life," he said, "if you don't learn one important fact — If you aren't having fun you aren't doing it right."
    (Randy Sierra)
     
  1507. My passionate belief is that business can be fun, it can be conducted with love and a powerful force for good.
    (Anita Roddick)
     
  1508. Some are better loved from a distance.
    For a while, anyway.
    And that's OK.
         The Universe
    (
    Mike Dooley)
     
  1509. People who are evil attack others rather than face their own failures.
    (M. Scott Peck)
     
  1510. Most people think that courage is the absence of fear.
    The absence of fear is not courage; the absence of fear is some kind of brain damage.
    (M. Scott Peck)
     
  1511. Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
    (Ambrose Redmoon)
     
  1512. I hate all this silly religion, but you, God, I trust.
    (Psalm 31:6 MSG)
     
  1513. Thou seest we are not all alone unhappy:
    This wide and universal theatre
    Presents more woeful pageants than the scene
    Wherein we play in.
    (Shakespeare)
     
  1514. The nearer the church the farther from God.
    (Sir Walter Scott)
     
  1515. His taints and honours
    Wag'd equal with him.
    (Shakespeare)
     
  1516. But when we in our viciousness grow hard —
    O misery on't! — the wise gods seel our eyes,
    In our own filth drop our clear judgments, make us
    Adore our errors, laugh at's while we strut
    To our confusion
    (Shakespeare)
     
  1517. The lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.
    (Zephaniah 3:17)
     
  1518. All who sing have the right to be called the children of God.
    (Zambian Saying)
     
  1519. The only way to win is to fight on the side of your adversaries.
    (Francis Picabia)
     
  1520. A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
    (Charles Kingsley)
     
  1521. Many people are wanting to fan your flames of discomfort, because they believe that "you're either with us or against us; if you don't stand in the same disgust and horror that we are all standing, then you are not with us." It's hard for people to understand that you can at the same time not agree with them and still not be against them. That you could be for something without being against something else.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1522. We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining — they just shine.
    (Dwight L. Moody)
     
  1523. Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age 18.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1524. Struggle and joy are not on the same channel. You joy your way to joy. You laugh your way to success. It is through your joy that good things come.
    (Buddha)
     
  1525. Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so let us be thankful.
    (Buddha)
     
  1526. Carpe diem!
    Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think.
    (Horace)
     
  1527. To live in this world, you must be able to do three things; to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.
    (
    Mary Oliver)
     
  1528. An effective parent is a happy parent. An effective parent is a parent who laughs easily and often; and who doesn't take things so seriously.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1529. When you get to the end of all the light you know and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.
    (Edward Teller)
     
  1530. As you turn your attention toward the positive aspects of the personalities and behaviors of others with whom you share your planet, you will train your point of attraction in the direction of only what you desire. Not only does the power of your thought determine which people make their way into your life, but the power of your thought determines how they behave once they get there.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1531. There is no wild beast so ferocious as Christians who differ concerning their faith.
    (W. E. H. Lecky)
     
  1532. Practicing the Golden Rule is not a sacrifice; it is an investment.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1533. It doesn't matter how long we may have been stuck in a sense of our limitations. If we go into a darkened room and turn on the light, it doesn't matter if the room has been dark for a day, a week, or ten thousand years — we turn on the light and it is illuminated. Once we control our capacity for love and happiness, the light has been turned on.
    (Sharon Salzberg)
     
  1534. Life is occupied in both perpetuating itself and in surpassing itself. If all it does is maintain itself, then living is only not dying.
    (Simone de Beauvoir)
     
  1535. You can't punish yourself into change. You can't whip yourself into shape. But you can love yourself into well-being.
    (Susan Skype)
     
  1536. I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.
    (Maya Angelou)
     
  1537. Euphemisms are not, as many young people think, useless verbiage for that which can and should be said bluntly.... Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.
    (Quentin Crisp)
     
  1538. You think that the goal is to be over there, and we say the goal is the journey over there; the goal is the fun you have along the way on your way to over there.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1539. You cannot continue to beat the drum of things that don't feel good when you beat them — without filling your future experience full of things that don't feel good.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1540. You can pile up as many worldly possessions around you as you like, but they will never fill you up on the inside, only create a wall between you and the world.
    (Carrell Hambrick)
     
  1541. We will be soldiers, so our sons may be farmers, so their sons may be artists.
    (Thomas Jefferson)
     
  1542. Test regarding the government.
    "This test is not an easy one. The website reports that college educators average about 55%. The average citizen averages about 49%."
    My results: You answered 29 out of 33 correctly — 87.88 %
    (I really should have gotten one of the misses correct....)

     
  1543. We didn't say: when you feel good you are allowing good, and when you feel bad you are allowing bad (although it may translate into your experience in that way). There is only a Source of Well-being — which you are allowing or not.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1544. Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.
    (Michel de Montaigne)
     
  1545. The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook. (Julia Child)
     
  1546. You are the cause of whatsoever is happening to you. You are the cause, and the world is just a mirror. But it is consolatory always to find the cause somewhere else. Then you never feel guilt, you never feel self-condemned. You can always point out that here is the cause, and unless this cause changes, "How can I change?" You can escape into it; this is a trick.
    (OSHO)
     
  1547. The odd thing about the often long and lonely path of life is that when you get to the end of it and look back, you'll find that it was neither of these.
    Swoosh,
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1548. I once heard two ladies going on and on about the pains of childbirth and how men don't seem to know what real pain is. I asked if either of them ever got themselves caught in a zipper.
    (Emo Philips)
     
  1549. You cannot get sick enough to help sick people get better. You cannot get poor enough to help poor people thrive. It is only in your thriving that you have anything to offer anyone. If you're wanting to be of an advantage to others, be as tapped in, turned in, turned on as you can possibly be.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1550. As you think thoughts that feel good to you, you will be in harmony with who-you-really-are. And in doing so you will utilize your profound freedom. Seek joy first, and all of the growth that you could ever imagine will come joyously and abundantly unto you.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1551. When a man has done all he can do, still there is a mighty, mysterious agency over which he needs influence to secure success. The one way he can reach it is by prayer.
    (Russel H. Conwell)
     
  1552. What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.
    (Edgar Watson Howe)
     
  1553. Nought shall prevail against us, or disturb Our cheerful faith, that all which we behold Is full of blessings.
    (
    William Wordsworth)
     
  1554. Make crime pay. Become a Lawyer.
    (Will Rogers)
     
  1555. The best thing about every financial meltdown, global or otherwise, is learning that whatever was lost, can be recreated.
    Hold on loosely,
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1556. See everyone you meet as a brand new invitation to fall in love with me.
    Sneaky, huh?
    Kiss, kiss
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1557. Some people would rather be wrong than quiet for a minute.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1558. Last year's "Call of Duty: Black Ops" didn't just break video-game records. Selling 5.6 million copies in 24 hours and grossing $650 million in its first five days.... By comparison, "Avatar" grossed $77 million in its opening weekend.
    (Doug Gross, CNN)
     
  1559. Reality is impermanent in the sense that all things change from moment to moment. When we learn to stop resisting the way things are...happiness and peace arrive at our doorstep.
    (Sandy Carmellini)
     
  1560. When you raise the bar, I jump higher.
    Ready?
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1561. We may pretend that we're basically moral people who make mistakes, but the whole of history proves otherwise.
    (Terry Hands)
     
  1562. Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
    (Benjamin Franklin)
     
  1563. Fall seven times; stand up eight.
    (Japanese proverb)
     
  1564. You must be the change you want to see in the world.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)
     
  1565. Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
    (Eleanor Roosevelt)
     
  1566. I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
    (Jimmy Dean)
     
  1567. For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  1568. Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
    (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
     
  1569. The mind can make a heaven out of hell or a hell out of heaven
    (John Milton)
     
  1570. The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
    (James Oppenheim)
     
  1571. Neither genius, fame, nor love show the greatness of the soul. Only kindness can do that.
    (Jean Baptiste Henri Lacordaire)
     
  1572. Calling Atheism a religion is like calling bald a hair color.
    (Don Hirschberg)
     
  1573. In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: they must be fit for it, they must not do too much of it, and they must have a sense of success in it.
    (John Ruskin)
     
  1574. Fishing is boring, unless you catch an actual fish, and then it is disgusting.
    (Dave Barry)
     
  1575. There are only two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
    (Denis Waitley)
     
  1576. How adventurous would life be if you were "challenge free"? If you had the perfect body, perfect self-esteem, everyone adored you, and you won the lottery every Sunday?
    Not.
    Now what if, painful as they may temporarily be, you could choose a life during which challenges might arise whenever your thinking needed expansion, on the sole condition that every one of them could be overcome no matter how daunting they may at first seem?
    Everything makes you more,
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1577. Silence is never more golden than when you hold it long enough to get all the facts before you speak.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1578. Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory.
    (Leonardo da Vinci)
     
  1579. We would never go to court for any reason, because that is a physical act of exclusion as big as we've ever seen it, and we've never seen anybody ultimately benefit from that.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1580. You are 1 person out of 7 billion people
    On 1 planet out of 8 planets
    In 1 star system out of 100 billion star systems
    In 1 galaxy out of 100 billion galaxies
    So you are enormously insignificant
         ...on the other hand....
    Out of 100 billion galaxies
    existing in 100 billion star systems
    out of 7 billion people
    you have your own unique genetic makeup
    your thumbprint is yours alone
    you can create art
    and write a song
    and are depended upon by others that love you
    you are enormously signficant.
     
  1581. Lord when I ask for something and you have something better...please cancel my request.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1582. Your thoughts become words, your words become actions, your actions become habits, your habits become your character, and your character becomes your destiny. Be careful of what you think. (Lao-Tze)
     
  1583. God made woman beautiful and foolish; beautiful, that man might love her; and foolish, that she might love him.
    (Cher)
     
  1584. I would define true courage to be a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and a mental willingness to endure it.
    (William Tecumseh Sherman)
     
  1585. Energy misalignment, is asking or demanding too much of yourself in terms of time and effort. In other words, you just cannot burn the candle at both ends, so that you are physically tired, and then expect yourself to have a cheerful attitude. So, the rule of thumb has to be: "I'm going to be very, very, very happy, and then do everything I have time to do after that."
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1586. The reason a dog has so many friends is because he wags his tail instead of his tongue...
    (Anonymous)
     
  1587. Each small task of everyday life is part of the total harmony of the Universe.
    (St. Therese of Lisieux)
     
  1588. Education is not filling a pail — it's lighting a fire.
    (William Butler Yeats)
     
  1589. Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don't want.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1590. Our lives are streams flowing into the same river towards whatever heaven lies in the mists beyond the falls. Find the joy in your life. Close your eyes and let the stream take you home.
    (Justin Zackham)
     
  1591. The very most anyone ever has to overcome is today.
    Which is actually the "height limit" on all metaphorical lions, tigers and bears.
    Double GRR-R-R-R-R...,
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1592. Good friends are like bras, supportive, never leave you hanging, make you look good, and are always close to your heart.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1593. The parables of Jesus were table talk. Their metaphors of masters and servants and meals were prompted by immediate and commonplace surroundings.... However, the familiar stories are like a mind field full of traps and trip wires. They all contain contradictions, alienating elements, which brings the listener up short and make him see a new potential, for good or evil, in the most banal event.
    (Morris West)
     
  1594. What we cannot cope with is the untidiness of the universe, the lunatic aspect of a cosmos with no known beginning or visible end and no apparent meaning to all its burtling dynamics.... We cannot tolerate its monstrous indifference in the face of all our fears and agonies.... The prophets offer us hope; but only the man-god can make the paradox tolerable. This is why the coming of Jesus is a healing and a saving event.
    (Morris West)
     
  1595. The Kingdom of God is a dwelling place for men. What else can it signify but a condition in which human existence is not only tolerable but joyful — because it is open to infinity.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1596. May I be filled with loving-kindness
    May I be free from suffering
    May I be well.
    May I be at peace.
    May I be joyful.
    (Namaste)

    May you be filled with loving-kindness
    May you be free from suffering
    May you be well.
    May you be at peace.
    May you be joyful.
    (Namaste)
     

  1597. The biggest mistake we've all made through the ages is to try to explain the ways of God to men. We shouldn't do that. We should just announce him. He explains himself very well.
    (Morris West)
     
  1598. God respects me when I work, but He loves me when I sing.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1599. Some people are happiest when they have something to be unhappy about.
    Let 'em have it.
    Not you,
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1600. ‎I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
    (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
     
  1601. Forgiveness liberates the soul. It removes fear. That is why it is such a powerful weapon.
    (Nelson Mandela)
     
  1602. It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)
     
  1603. In time and space, if you just look for what's right — in others, in relationships, in yourself and your journey — you'll always find it.
    Same when looking for what's wrong.
    Tallyho,
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1604. Gossip ends at a wise person's ears.
    (ODB)
     
  1605. It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not.
    (James Samuel Gordon)
     
  1606. Politics: The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
    (Ambrose Bierce)
     
  1607. To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible.
    (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)
     
  1608. Unblest is he who thinks himself unblest.
    (Seneca)
     
  1609. The best thing you could do for anyone that you love, is be happy! And the very worst thing that you could do for anyone that you love, is be unhappy, and then ask them to to try to change it, when there is nothing that anybody else can do that will make you happy.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1610. The difference between taking baby steps and acting small, is that one prepares you for success, the other for a fall.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1611. Most people walk in and out of your life, but FRIENDS leave footprints in your heart.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1612. The world breaks everyone and afterwards some are strong at the broken places.
    (Ernest Hemingway)
     
  1613. If Earth were the size and weight of a table tennis ball, the Sun would measure 12 feet and weigh 3 tons. On this scale, Earth would orbit the sun at a distance of 1,325 feet.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1614. Between the two of you, I doubt I could put together a three-digit IQ.
    (Judge Judy)
     
  1615. The most important decision you will ever make is how you will spend the present moment.
    (
    Gaurav)
     
  1616. It is not what you take when you leave the world behind you; it's what you leave behind you when you go.
    (Randy Travis)
     
  1617. Holding onto your anger is like clutching a vibrating pole.
    The harder you clench, the more every part of your being vibrates in reaction.
    (Kare Anderson)
     
  1618. The remarkable thing is that we really 'do' love our neghbor as ourselves; we do unto others as we do unto ourselves. We hate others when we hate ourselves. We are tolerant towards others when we tolerate ourselves. We forgive others when we forgive ourselves. We are prone to sacrifice others when we are ready to sacrifice ourselves.
    (Eric Hoffer)
     
  1619. There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.
    (Bryant H. McGill)
     
  1620. When you talk about what you want and why you want it, there's usually less resistance within you than when you talk about what you want and how you're going to get it. When you pose questions you don't have answers for, like how, where, when, who, it sets up a contradictory vibration that slows everything down.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1621. One's ability to succeed is always proportional to one's willingness to fail.
         Besides, all failures are temporary, all tigers are paper, and life is a many splendored thing.
         Go for it!
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1622. The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
    (Oscar Wilde)
     
  1623. If speaking to a spiritual novice during the darker days of human evolution, one might explain God, metaphorically, as if "He" were angry, testing, and judgmental.
         To someone a bit more savvy, during easier times, one might explain God, metaphorically, as if "She" were always loving, nurturing, and forever conspiring on our behalf.
         And to someone on the verge of a total breakthrough, during the latter days of human evolution, one might explain God by asking them to turn up the music, take off their shoes, walk in the grass, unleash the dogs, free the canary, catch a breeze, ride a wave, dance every day, get up early, take a nap, stay out late, eat chocolate, feel the love, give stuff away, earn it back, give some more, and laugh.... Really.
         Really, really.
         Catch a breeze!
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1624. Private business and workers can't rely on money from taxes or fees to bail them out..., but PUBLIC EMPLOYEES, and PUBLIC EMPLOYERS can. They are paid by us. We are the BOSS, We (you-Me-them-us) are paying. We want to treat our workers well, but we trusted politicians to be our collective bargaining team (for both sides) and allowed vote hungry politicians to convince us they had our best interest at heart. They sold us out (even those of us in public jobs). So now we are firing our teachers, firemen, police officers, and county nurses, we are closing schools, etc. because the money to pay them is 'ear marked' for those 'promised pensions and health care' (all negotiated between Political Unions, and Political Employers). Unless we as tax payers stop the bleeding, and rein in this kind of spending we will see jobless rates stay where they are, and you might as well consign yourself to servitude just to pay for these unrealistic EAR MARKS.
    (Carol Gwin)
     
  1625. All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.
    (Chinese Proverb)
     
  1626. Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes it own punishment in silence.
    (Dorothy Dix)
     
  1627. Anytime you think you really know something, you're going to find our you're wrong.
    (Lizzy Goodman)
     
  1628. If anyone could be expected to have a problem with the Park51 plan, it might be Father Mark Arey, the ecumenical officer of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. His church, St. Nicholas, was crushed by the collapse of the World Trade Center's South Tower on September 11, 2001, and the Port Authority has yet to clear the way for it to be rebuilt. But when Arey started getting calls asking, "Aren't you people outraged that they're building a mosque, and you can't rebuild your church?" his answer was always the same "We support freedom of religion, period."
     
  1629. Tracking technology helps services like Amazon and Netflix make purchase recoommendations. Tracking helps newspapers like the New Your Times and other online publications place ads that you'll actually care about.... The Web without tracking technology would be so much worse for users and consumers.
    (Fred Wilson, writer for New York Times)
     
  1630. Physical man gets into an uncomfortable place when he concludes, "I and those like me have come to the right decisions, and everybody that's living outside of these right decisions is wrong." And then he spends his life pushing against all those "wrong" decisions and cutting himself off from the Life Force that would help him have joy in his, what he concludes to be, right decisions. There is no one right path. There are endless paths, and the differences in the paths are what make them more and more, and more, perfect. The same old path no longer serves.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1631. Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally.
    (Eckhart Tolle)
     
  1632. Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
    (John Kenneth Galbraith)
     
  1633. If we ever have patience to get through the noise and static going on in the lives of people who appear only to be couch potatos, we would always be able to catch a little flute-like melody that might fill us with delight.
    (Cristiana)
     
  1634. Everybody is like a magnet. You attract to yourself reflections of that which you are. If you're friendly, then everybody else seems to be friendly too.
    (David Hawkins)
     
  1635. Results from a survey of the nonreligious found that the highest life satisfaction was found on both ends of the spectrum — the confident atheists and the confident theists. The happiness and emotional stability of these two groups were statistically equivalent, exceeding that of the general population. It was the doubters and the seekers, the people in the middle who weren't sure either way, who were worse off.
    (There is No God-shaped Hole from Profiles of the Godless)
     
  1636. There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every person, and it can never be filled by any created thing. It can only be filled by God, made known through Jesus Christ.
    (Blaise Pascal)
     
  1637. The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.
    (Herbert Agar)
     
  1638. The thing about making it big, and doing it fast is that invariably the first steps will be small and slow.
         Which oddly, for many, is the same reason they don't take them.
         You know better, huh?
         Huh, huh, huh?
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1639. You can't take sides against anything. If you would just leave the "against" part out; if you would just be one who is for things — you would live happily ever after....
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1640. Honesty in the absence of compassion becomes cruelty. Tenacity unmediated by flexibility congeals into rigidity. Confidence untempered by humility is arrogance. Courage without prudence is recklessness. Because all virtues are entailed, any strength overused ultimately becomes a liability. Breathing in is relaxing, but only if we're equally capable of exhaling. (Tony Schwartz)
     
  1641. Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans.
    (John Lennon)
     
  1642. The main thing those who've "passed" would like to tell those who've not "passed," Donald, is that once you get over the shock of having safely arrived — completely intact, cool as ever, and bathed in love — what you'll miss most about Earth, after ice cream, is the beguiling romance of uncertainty.
         Oh yes you will.
         You really do have it made.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1643. We need very strong ears to hear ourselves judged frankly, and because there are few who can endure frank criticism without being stung by it, those who venture to criticize us perform a remarkable act of friendship, for to undertake to wound or offend a man for his own good is to have a healthy love for him.
    (Michel de Montaigne)
     
  1644. Affinity, Reality, and Communication forms the emotional response that partners have toward each other; reality is the area of common agreement. Together, these contribute to the flow of communication. The three parts together equal understanding. If you're having a disagreement with someone, your affinity drops quickly. Your mutual reality is shattered. Your communication becomes more halted. You begin to talk over each other. There's less and less understanding. But all you need to do is to raise one part of the triangle and you increase the others as well.
    (Fr The New Yorker)
     
  1645. I can't say I was ever lost, but I was bewildered once for three days.
    (Daniel Boone)
     
  1646. Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
    (Ben Franklin)
     
  1647. You are just a few laughs away from letting a whole lot of good stuff in. You are just a few kisses away from letting a whole lot of good stuff in.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1648. Wisdom is a living stream, not an icon preserved in a museum. Only when we find the spring of wisdom in our life can it flow into future generations.
    (Thich Nhat Hanh)
     
  1649. A bird does not sing because it has an answer; it sings because it has a song
    (Chinese proverb)
     
  1650. Have you ever wondered why most people have less trouble with walking and not falling down, talking and making perfect sense, and breathing without stop, than they do with dieting, finding love, or getting rich? Of course not, but it wouldn't be a bad idea.
         It's because with walking, talking, and breathing (which, incidentally, are infinitely more complex than the latter), they engage the magic with intent and expectation, twitch a few general muscles to get things started, and then, with faith, they turn the rest over to me.
         In the second group, they try to do it all themselves.
         I rock like that,
         The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1651. Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.
    (George Burns)
     
  1652. ‎Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
    (Voltaire)
     
  1653. If you will let your dominant intention be to revise and improve the content of the story you tell every day of your life, it is our absolute promise to you that your life will become that ever-improving story.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1654. I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.
    (George Best)
     
  1655. For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.
    (Bob Wells)
     
  1656. Like most things in life, getting what you want, or doing something new, or being really honest with yourself, is typically very, very hard for first timers, but then.... it becomes patently, ridiculously, absurdly and preposterously EASY for the rest of eternity.
         I'd say do it right, nail it, whatever it takes, because "easy" is good, and eternity is long. The Universe
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1657. Enthusiasm is contagious — and so is the lack of it.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1658. You can always see the little girl or little boy in another, if you but look. And then how you can see that the mask they sometimes wear isn't to inspire your fear, but to hide their own.
    (Mike Dooley)
     
  1659. We never know how high we are
         Till we are called to rise;
    And then, if we are true to plan,
         Our statures touch the skies.
    The Heroism we recite
         Would be a daily thing,
    Did not ourselves the Cubits warp
         For fear to be a King.
    (Emily Dickenson)
     
  1660. It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
    (Edmund Burke)
     
  1661. Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.
    (Ernest Benn)
     
  1662. Truth hurts — not the searching after; the running from!
    (John Eyberg)
     
  1663. To regret one's own experiences is to arrest one's own development. To deny one's own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one's life. It is no less than a denial of the soul.
    (Oscar Wilde)
     
  1664. The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves. We live in denial of what we do, even what we think. We do this because we're afraid.
    (Richard Bach)
     
  1665. A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
    (Baltasar Gracian)
     
  1666. There is a little tree planted on a little hill and on that tree hangs the most influential character that ever came in this world. But never feel that that tree is a meaningless drama that took place on the stages of history. Oh no, it is a telescope through which we look out into the long vista of eternity, and see the love of God breaking forth into time. It is an eternal reminder to a power-drunk generation that love is the only way. It is an eternal reminder to a generation depending on nuclear and atomic energy, a generation depending on physical violence, that love is the only creative, redemptive, transforming power in the universe.
    (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
     
  1667. Hate distorts the personality of the hater.
    (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
     
  1668. Love is creative, understanding goodwill for all men. It is the refusal to defeat any individual.
    (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
     
  1669. The person who hates you most has some good in him; even the nation that hates you most has some good in it; even the race that hates you most has some good in it.
    (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
     
  1670. There is enough stuff in me to make both a gentleman and a rogue.
    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
     
  1671. Democracy is the greatest form of government to my mind that man has ever conceived, but the weakness is that we have never touched it. Isn't it true that we have often taken necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes? Isn't it true that we have often in our democracy trampled over individuals and races with the iron feet of oppression? Isn't it true that through our Western powers we have perpetuated colonialism and imperialism?
    (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
     
  1672. Some people will not like you, not because of something you have done to them, but they just won't like you.... Some people aren't going to like the way you walk; some people aren't going to like the way you talk. Some people aren't going to like you because you can do your job better than they can do theirs. Some people aren't going to like you because other people like you, and because you're popular, and because you're well-liked....
    (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
     
  1673. People often write me and ask how I keep my wood floors so clean when I live with a child and a dog, and my answer is that I use a technique called Suffering From a Mental Illness.
    (Heather Armstrong)
     
  1674. Some people are like Slinkys — They're not really good for anything, but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.
    (Jim Aster)
     
  1675. One of the fastest ways to make your way to a wonderful relationship is to find any subject that consistently feels good, and focus on that even if it has nothing to do with relationships.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1676. Why don't the bad people suffer in the world? My answer: they do..... Their punishment is very real and very severe.... They run the risk of coming to the end of their lives without ever having known the satisfaction of genuine love, self-discipline unselfishness, generosity. That, it seems to me, is a worse punishment than going to jail, worse than being stuck by little red figures with pitchforks or dipped in fiery brimstone.
    (Harold Kushner)
     
  1677. You can find yourself in an endless loop where you explain that you feel negative because of the negative behavior of someone else. But if, instead, you take control of your own emotions and you think an improved thought because it feels better to do so, you will discover that no matter how the negative trend got started, you can turn it around.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1678. Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
    (Peter Ustinov)
     
  1679. To have an incredible increase in self-esteem, all you have to do is start doing some little something. You don't have to do spectacularly dramatic things for self-esteem to start going off the scale. Just make a commitment to any easy discipline. Then another one and another one.
    (Jim Rohn)
     
  1680. Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you.
    (William Arthur Ward)
     
  1681. Anger is the feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind.
    (Evan Esar)
     
  1682. We need anything politically important rationed out like Pez: small, sweet, and coming out of a funny, plastic head.
    (Dennis Miller)
     
  1683. Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.
    (Yogi Bajan)
     
  1684. There is no relationship of greater importance to achieve than the relationship between you, in your physical body, right here and now, and the Soul/Source/God from which you have come. If you tend to that relationship, first and foremost, you will then, and only then, have the stable footing to proceed into other relationships.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1685. Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1686. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1687. If you love someone, 'show it' is better than 'telling it.' If you hate someone,'tell it,' is better than 'showing it.'
    (Anonymous)
     
  1688. One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.
    (Mother Theresa)
     
  1689. The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
    (A.A. Milne)
     
  1690. Only the dead have seen the end of war.
    (George Santayana)
     
  1691. Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
    (George Santayana)
     
  1692. You cannot get sick enough to help sick people get better. You cannot get poor enough to help poor people thrive. It is only in your thriving that you have anything to offer anyone. If you're wanting to be of an advantage to others, be as tapped in, turned in, turned on as you can possibly be.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1693. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we might as well dance.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1694. Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.
    (Thomas H. Huxley)
     
  1695. If you would know God be not therefore a solver of riddles.
    Rather look about you and you shall see Him playing with your children.
    And look into space; you shall see Him walking in the cloud, outstretching His arms in the lightning and descending in rain.
    You shall see Him smiling in flowers, then rising and waving His hands in trees.
    (Kahlil Gibran)
     
  1696. Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honoured by posterity because he was the last to discover America.
    (James Joyce)
     
  1697. The majority have been programmed from their past experience to expect physical decline. And while it is something they don't want, they are programmed to expect it. And so, they're going to get what they expect. It's not that what they expect is the reality that everyone lives, but that everyone lives the reality of what they expect.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1698. Have courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones. When you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.
    (Victor Hugo)
     
  1699. Don't cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won't let you see the stars.
    (Violeta Parra)
     
  1700. The people of the world having once been deceived, suspect deceit in truth itself.
    ((Hitopadesa)
     
  1701. Transform your vision into an abundantly productive work ethic that is uniquely yours.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1702. Let your dominant intent be to feel good which means be playful, have fun, laugh often, look for reasons to appreciate and practice the art of appreciation. And as you practice it, the Universe, who has been watching you practice, will give you constant opportunities to express it. So that your life just gets better and better and better.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1703. Don't worry about this world; it is not broken. And don't worry about others. You worry more about them than they do. There are people waging war; there are people on the battlefield who are more alive than they've ever been before. Don't try to protect people from life; just let them have their experience while you focus upon your own experience.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1704. A hard fall means a high bounce.... if you're made of the right material.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1705. You will notice that those who speak most of prosperity, have it. Those who speak most of health, have it. Those who speak most of sickness, have it. Those who speak most of poverty, have it. It is Law. It can be no other way....
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1706. The continuous invention of new ways of observing is man's special secret of living.
    (J. Z. Young)
     
  1707. I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
    (Rita Rudner)
     
  1708. The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
    (Andy Rooney)
     
  1709. One reason a dog can be such a comfort when you're feeling blue is that he doesn't try to find out why.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1710. If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
    (Will Rogers)
     
  1711. Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
    (Mother Theresa)
     
  1712. If you can train yourself to think more and more of the needs of those around you, to work with people even if they are not always pleasant, you will be making yourself immune to depression, and you will be helping others to do the same.
    (Eknath Easwaran)
     
  1713. There are few human emotions as warm, comforting, and enveloping as self-pity. And nothing is more corrosive and destructive. There is only one answer; turn away from it and move on.
    (Dr Megan Reik)
     
  1714. Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke.
    (Lynda Barry)
     
  1715. To be a man is to be responsible. It is to feel shame at the sight of what seems to be unmerited misery. It is to take pride in a victory won by one's comrades. It is to feel, when setting one's stone, that one is contributing to the building of the world.
    (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
     
  1716. If you believe everything you read, better not read.
    (Japanese Proverb)
     
  1717. Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people....
    (Eleanor Roosevelt)
     
  1718. Confession of errors is like a broom which sweeps away the dirt and leaves the surface brighter and cleaner.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)
     
  1719. Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.
    (H. H. Williams)
     
  1720. You control nothing until you control yourself.
    (Jacob McAllister)
     
  1721. It is our desire to help you to return to your natural appreciation of the others with whom you are sharing your planet so that you can fully enjoy every encounter with others, no matter how brief, or regardless of whether you agree with them or not.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1722. Marriage is a relationship where one person is always right, and the other is a husband.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1723. Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us. Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender.
    (Henri Frederic Amiel)
     
  1724. If men as individuals surrender to the call of their elementary instincts, avoiding pain and seeking satisfaction only for their own selves, the result for them all taken together must be a state of insecurity, of fear, and of promiscuous misery.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1725. Everything you could have been, all the accolades you could have won and all the achievements that have been nagging at your mind until now, didn't happen for one reason only. You procrastinated.
    (Nisandeh Neta)
     
  1726. There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious fact.
    (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
     
  1727. A number of studies in the science of gratitude have shown that giving thanks not only helps you feel better, but improves your motivation to lose weight and exercise regularly. In one study, those who kept gratitude journals on a weekly basis had fewer health complaints, exercised more regularly, had an increased sense of well-being, and were more optimistic than those who recorded hassles or neutral life events.
    (Third-age.com)
     
  1728. Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
    (John Petit-Sen)
     
  1729. Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, and disregard of all the rules.
    (George Orwell)
     
  1730. When you feel an inspired eagerness to offer something because you want to participate in their happy, successful process, the infinite resources of the Universe are at your disposal. And that does help.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1731. Raising taxes doesn't reduce the deficit, it just gives corrupt politicians more of our money to waste.
    (Rich Inglis)
     
  1732. Do not tell the man carrying you that he stinks.
    (African Proverb)
     
  1733. With consistent releasing of resistance, all unwanted conditions will subside, returning you to your natural state of Well-Being.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1734. Faith is not a disease, but it is is communicable and it is responsible for a lot of deaths.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1735. Let us be grateful to people who make us happy;
    they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
    (Marcel Proust)
     
  1736. Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily this is not difficult.
    (Charlotte Whitton)
     
  1737. The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant — and let the air out of the tires.
    (Dorothy Parker)
     
  1738. Life is like licking honey off of a thorn.
    (Susan Lenzkes)
     
  1739. We would like to help you to understand that neither the good feeling you find when you observe wanted behavior, nor the bad feeling you find when you observe unwanted behavior, is actually the reason that you feel good or bad. The way you feel is only ever about your alignment, or misalignment, with the Source within you.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1740. There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.
    (Charles F. Kettering)
     
  1741. Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you — not because they are nice, but because you are. (Anonymous)
     
  1742. Instead of singing like the birds, I silently smiled at my incessant good fortune.
    (Henry David Thoreau)
     
  1743. Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.
    (Al Franken)
     
  1744. It's easier to put on slippers than to carpet the whole world.
    (Al Franken)
     
  1745. If at first you don't succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.
    (Bill Lyon)
     
  1746. Religion is for people who fear hell. Spirituality is for those who have already been there.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1747. Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
    (Theodore Roosevelt)
     
  1748. Character, not circumstance, makes the person.
    (Booker T. Washington)
     
  1749. To exercise good character daily is to be morally fit for life.
    (Karen Hartz)
     
  1750. A person's character is what it is. It's a little like a marriage — only without the option of divorce. You can work on it and try to make it better, but basically you have to take the bitter with the sweet. (Hendrik Hertzberg)
     
  1751. The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.... Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.
    (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
     
  1752. The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back.
    (Abigail van Buren)
     
  1753. The measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out.
    (Baron Thomas Babington Macauley)
     
  1754. The proper time to influence the character of a child is about a hundred years before he's born.
    (William R. Inge)
     
  1755. If we want our children to possess the traits of character we most admire, we need to teach them what those traits are and why they deserve both admiration and allegiance. Children must learn to identify the forms and content of those traits.
    (William J. Bennett)
     
  1756. Character is simply habit long continued.
    (Plutarch)
     
  1757. If a man has any greatness in him, it comes to light, not in one flamboyant hour, but in the ledger of his daily work.
    (Beryl Markham)
     
  1758. You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.
    (
    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
     
  1759. It is not her critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause..., who at best knows achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
    (Theodore Roosevelt)
     
  1760. You're like a receiving mechanism that when you set your tuner to the station, you're going to hear what's playing.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1761. Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
    (Abraham Lincoln)
     
  1762. The higher one climbs on the spiritual ladder, the more they will grant others their own freedom, and give less interference to another's state of consciousness.
    (Paul Twitchell)
     
  1763. We would like you to reach the place where you're not willing to listen to people criticize one another... where you take no satisfaction from somebody being wrong... where it matters to you so much that you feel good, that you are only willing to think positive things about people...you are only willing to look for positive aspects; you are only willing to look for solutions, and you are not willing to beat the drum of all of the problems of the world.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1764. How is it that little children are so intelligent and adults so stupid? It must be education that does it.
    (Alexandre Dumas)
     
  1765. Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
    (Plato)
     
  1766. Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.
    (Confucius)
     
  1767. Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
    (Berthold Auerbach)
     
  1768. Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  1769. Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.
    (E. Y. Harburg)
     
  1770. I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1771. We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature — trees, flowers, grass — grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence.... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
    (Mother Theresa)
     
  1772. Quietude, which some men cannot abide because it reveals their inward poverty, is as a palace of cedar to the wise, for along its hallowed courts the King in his beauty deigns to walk.
    (Charles H. Spurgeon)
     
  1773. It takes too much energy to be against something unless it's really important.
    (Madeleine L'Engle)
     
  1774. If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
    (Rene Descartes)
     
  1775. Individuality is either the mark of genius or the reverse. Mediocrity finds safety in standardization.
    (Frederick E. Crane)
     
  1776. here's the rule of thumb about eating, or about investing in the stock market, or about anything else: If the impulse comes from a joyous thought that feels good, follow it. If the impulse comes from an uncomfortable thought that felt bad, don't follow it.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1777. People are never more insecure than when they become obsessed with their fears at the expense of their dreams.
    (Norman Cousins)
     
  1778. Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. Tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation.
    (Jean Arp)
     
  1779. Depression is the inability to construct a future.
    (Rollo May)
     
  1780. Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
    (Julie Andrews)
     
  1781. You must not expect me to write in my own defense, nor to permit it from anyone about me. I know that the feeling of the troops under my command is favorable to me, and so long as I continue to do my duty faithfully it will remain so. I require no defenders.
    (Ulysses S Grant)
     
  1782. Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1783. I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
    (Albert Schweitzer)
     
  1784. When we discover that we are lonely, it may be because we have not looked around to see who needs us. A person who is needed — really needed — is never lonely, never isolated, never without purpose in life. All we need is to go out and do something. The world is waiting for us with open arms.
    (Joan Chittister)
     
  1785. When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Life your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
    (Cherokee Expression)
     
  1786. It is hard to have patience with people who say "There is no death" or "Death doesn't matter." There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  1787. God gave man the challenge of raw materials — not the ease of finished things. He left the pictures unpainted and the music unsung and the problems unsolved, that man might know the joys and glories of creation.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1788. You become very shaky, because you are still clinging to a false center. That false center depends on others, so you are always looking to what people are saying about you. And you are always following other people, you are always trying to satisfy them. You are always trying to be respectable, you are always trying to decorate your ego. This is suicidal.
    (OSHO)
     
  1789. Television news is like a lightning flash. It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it, leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone.
    (Hodding Carter)
     
  1790. A goal without a plan is just a wish.
    (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
     
  1791. If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
    (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
     
  1792. A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.
    (Sir Barnett Cocks)
     
  1793. If I were to command a general to turn into a seagull, and if the general did not obey, that would not be the general's fault. It would be mine.
    (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
     
  1794. Tolerance is a tremendous virtue, but the immediate neighbors of tolerance are apathy and weakness.
    (Sir James Goldsmith)
     
  1795. For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?
    (James Allen
     
  1796. Enthusiasm makes ordinary people extraordinary.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1797. Ordinary people think merely of spending time. Great people think of using it.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1798. Perhaps the very best question that you can memorize and repeat, over and over, is, "what is the most valuable use of my time right now?"
    (Brian Tracy)
     
  1799. Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. It is the fuel that allows a common people to attain uncommon results.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1800. If a hug represented how much I loved you, I would hold you in my arms forever.
    (Mandy Hampton)
     
  1801. 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. (Melody Beattie)
     
  1802. We're not encouraging it, but the motive behind lying is usually a pretty honorable motive. In other words, when a child lies to their parents, it's usually because they want to be free to do what they want to do, and they don't want their parents to be upset about it. It's about wanting an alignment.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1803. Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.
    (James M. Barrie)
     
  1804. The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else. ( Arnold Bennett)
     
  1805. Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
    (Mother Theresa)
     
  1806. We would not spend any time trying to convince anybody of anything because if they're not asking, your answers are just irritating.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1807. Do not look forward to what may happen tomorrow; the same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
    (Saint Francis de Sales)
     
  1808. A good shoe is a shoe you don't notice.... The perfect church service would be one we were almost unaware of; our attention have been on God. But every noveltry prevents this; It fixes our attention on the service itself, and thinking about workship is a different thing from worshiping. The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  1809. We make our friends, we make our enemies, but God makes our next-door neighbor.
    (G. K. Chesterton)
     
  1810. In most cases it doesn't really matter what you decide. Just decide. There are endless options that would serve you enormously well, and all or any one of them is better than no decision.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1811. Make no judgments where you have no compassion.
    (Anne Mccaffrey)
     
  1812. People are like dirt.
    They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.
    (Plato)
     
  1813. If your imagination leads you to understand how quickly people grant your requests when those requests appeal to their self-interest, you can have practically anything you go after.
    (Napoleon Hill)
     
  1814. Necessity is not an established fact, but rather an interpretation.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche)
     
  1815. Bless those who are finding abundance. And in your blessing of them and their abundance, you will become abundant, too. But in your cursing of their abundance, you hold yourself apart from it. It is a law — it is a powerful law.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1816. Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle... when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1817. The beloved of the Almighty are: the rich who have the humility of the poor, and the poor who have the magnanimity of the rich.
    (Saadi)
     
  1818. What makes people decline is that they start forking in the direction that doesn't allow them to be the receivers of this never-ending Stream of Well- Being. You don't have to decline... "Happy, healthy, happy, healthy, happy, healthy, happy, healthy, dead!" That's Esther's plan....
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1819. A man may fall many times, but he won't be a failure until he says that someone pushed him.
    (Elmer G. Letterman)
     
  1820. I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed; and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying.
    (Tom Hopkins)
     
  1821. Here is a test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished:
    If you're alive, it isn't.
    (Richard Bach)
     
  1822. Even the richest soil, if left uncultivated, will produce the rankest of weeds.
    (Leonardo de Vinci)
     
  1823. It's an interesting thing: More injustices, more discomfort, and more unhappiness is projected at others under the name of righteousness, under the name of law abiding, under the name of law, and under the name of religion, than all other things put together. In other words, don't worry about it.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1824. Failure is not a single, cataclysmic event. You don't fail overnight. Instead, failure is a few errors in judgment, repeated every day.
    (Jim Rohn)
     
  1825. It's impossible for a woman to lay it on too thick with a man. If you tell a man he's eight feet tall and say it often enough, with your eyes wide and a throb in your voice, he'll start stooping to go through seven-foot doors.
    (Robert Heinlein)
     
  1826. The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  1827. A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.
    (Leopold Stokowski)
     
  1828. The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
    (James Baldwin)
     
  1829. You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.
    (Woody Allen)
     
  1830. Be thankful for what you have. If you concentrate on what you don't have you will never ever have enough.
    (Oprah Winfrey)
     
  1831. Love all. Serve all. Help ever. Hurt never.
    (Sathya Sai Baba)
     
  1832. The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
    (G. K. Chesterton)
     
  1833. My true religion, my simple faith is in love and compassion. There is no need for complicated philosophy, doctrine, or dogma. Our own heart, our own mind, is the temple. The doctrine is compassion. Love for others and respect for their rights and dignity, no matter who or what they are — these are ultimately all we need.
    (Dalai Lama)
     
  1834. Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.
    (Tallulah Bankhead)
     
  1835. An intelligent person is always eager to take in more truth;
         fools feed on fast-food fads and fancies.
    (Proverbs 15:14 MSG)
     
  1836. The tight connection between being forgiven and forgiving others requires me to forgive others without dealing with the question of whether or not they deserved to be forgiven. I had to forgive them when I realized that I couldn't move forward without getting past the wall that any unforgiving spirit would raise between me and the future I wanted to move into. I came to see that I could not live any longer with that sense of hatred in my heart; that forgiveness was a gift that I gave myself more than a gift I could give to the people I was forgiving.
    (Saed Awwad)
     
  1837. Almighty God opened His heart to us through the event of the crucifixion. Whatever else He accomplished through His son's death on the cross, God can now point to that cross standing upon the top of the Hill of Calvary, with that bleeding figure impaled upon it's rough wood and say to us, "That's how much I loved you."
    (Saed Awwad)
     
  1838. No group operates without management. That's been one of the problems of the NFT — they've never had any. It's a world where they're much more socialistic. Until it comes to contract time, in which case they're the ultimate capitalists.
    (Mike Bloomberg)
     
  1839. An inheritance is what you leave for someone; a legacy is what you leave in someone.
    (Don Patterson)
     
  1840. A friend of mine once said that Christians are like manure: spread them out and they help everything grow better, but keep them in one big pile and they stink horribly.
    (Francis Chan)
     
  1841. Discover the 90/10 Principle. It will change your life (at least the way you react to situations). What is this principle?
    10% of life is made up of what happens to you. 90% of life is decided by how you react.
    (Stephen R. Covey)
     
  1842. A real man doesn't love a million girls. He loves one girl in a million ways.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1843. An executive is someone who talks with visitors so the other employees can get their work done.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1844. There is always more to learn and earn. Strive for excellence, not perfection.
    (Jacob McAllister)
     
  1845. Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug.
    (John Lithgow)
     
  1846. The man who is too old to learn was probably always too old to learn.
    (Henry S. Haskin)
     
  1847. They must often change who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
    (Confucius)
     
  1848. You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
    (Naguib Mahfouz)
     
  1849. One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world was better for this.
    (Miguel_de_Cervantes)
     
  1850. A committee can make a decision that is dumber than any of its members.
    (David Coblitz)
     
  1851. Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.
    (Douglas MacArthur)
     
  1852. Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
    (Chinese Proverb)
     
  1853. As for the pyramids, there is nothing to wonder at in them so much as the fact that so many men could be found degraded enough to spend their lives constructing a tomb for some ambitious booby, whom it would have been wiser and manlier to have drowned in the Nile, and then given his body to the dogs.
    (Henry David Thoreau)
     
  1854. To receive with grace may be the greatest giving. There's no way I can separate the two.... When you give to me, I give you my receiving; When you take from me, I feel so given to....
    (Clay Cotton)
     
  1855. This is true joy in life, the being used up for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
    (George Bernard Shaw)
     
  1856. Arguments only confirm people in their own opinions.
    (Booth Tarkington)
     
  1857. All warfare is based on deception.
    (Confucius)
     
  1858. Remember that not to be happy ... is not to be grateful.
    (Elizabeth Carter)
     
  1859. The kingdom of God in the teachings of Jesus was not an apocalyptic or heavenly projection of otherworldly desire. It was driven by a desire to think that there must be a better way to live together than the present state of affairs. And it called for a change of behavior in the present on the part of individuals invested in the vision.
    (Burton L. Mack)
     
  1860. You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
    (Albert Camus)
     
  1861. I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
    (Elbert Hubbard)
     
  1862. 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 the only place they ever needed to search was within.
    (Ramona L. Anderson)
     
  1863. The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness; you have to catch it yourself.
    (Ben Franklin)
     
  1864. If you believe it will work out, you'll see opportunities. If you believe it won't you will see obstacles.
    (Dr. Wayne Dyer)
     
  1865. An honest man can never surrender an honest doubt.
    (Walter Malone)
     
  1866. Compromise: An amiable arrangement between husband and wife whereby they agree to let her have her own way.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1867. Here's a rule of thumb that will help you: If you believe that something is good, and you do it, it benefits you. If you believe that something is bad, and you do it, it is a very detrimental experience.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1868. There is a law in psychology that if you form a picture in your mind of what you would like to be, and you keep and hold that picture there long enough, you will soon become exactly as you have been thinking.
    (William James)
     
  1869. Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.
    (James Dean)
     
  1870. To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.
    (Confucius)
     
  1871. There is nothing else that so kills the ambitions of a person as criticisms from superiors.
    (Charles Schwab)
     
  1872. Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death! (Rosalind Russell
     
  1873. If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate.
    (Elbert Hubbard)
     
  1874. Nothing can so alienate a voter from the political system as backing a winning candidate.
    (Mark B. Cohen)
     
  1875. Even though you would like your government to orchestrate the laws or God to orchestrate the law or somebody to give everybody one set of rules, it's not ever going to happen. Each one of you, individually, are seeking your own vibrational balance, and when you find it, then you will welcome all kinds of different beliefs, because you will never fear that the belief will take you someplace that you don't want to be.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1876. People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
    (Dalai Lama)
     
  1877. Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life.
    (Mary Manin Morrissey)
     
  1878. A flatterer is one who says things to your face that he wouldn't say behind your back.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1879. You can't give what you don't already possess. And in giving you often multiply what you have. Which is why there's always more than enough.
    (Dan Shafer)
     
  1880. I may not be perfect but parts of me are quite excellent.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1881. You think that the goal is to be over there, and we say the goal is the journey over there; the goal is the fun you have along the way on your way to over there.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1882. There are only two kinds of people: abnormal people and people you don't know well enough yet.
    (Stephan Pastis)
     
  1883. At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
    (Maya Angelou)
     
  1884. Life is like a river.
    Just be alive and alert, and then wheresoever life leads you go with full confidence in it.... Surrender to it.... While life leads you towards the sea just be alert so that you don't miss anything.
    (OSHO)
     
  1885. Forgive yourself for not being at peace. The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace becomes transmuted into peace.... This is the miracle of surrender.
         When you accept What Is, every moment is the best moment. That is enlightenment.
    (Eckhart Tolle)
     
  1886. Human beings mostly aren't evil. They just get carried away by new ideas, like dressing up in jackboots and shooting people, or dressing up in white sheets and lynching people, or dressing up in tie-dye jeans and playing guitars at people. Offer peopel a new creed with a costume and their hearts and minds will follow.
    (Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman)
     
  1887. He glanced at his watch, which was designed for the kind of rich deep-sea diver who likes to know what the time is in twenty-one world capitals while he's down there.
    (Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman)
     
  1888. There is a gradeur in this view of life, with its several powers having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved.
    (Darwin)
     
  1889. The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.
    (G. K. Chesterton)
     
  1890. Thinking a smile all the time will keep your face youthful.
    (Gelett Burgess)
     
  1891. Those who promise us paradise on earth never produced anything but a hell. (Karl Popper)
     
  1892. Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.
    (Fran Lebowitz)
     
  1893. I love acting. It is so much more real than life.
    (Oscar Wilde)
     
  1894. Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1895. Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive.
    (Henry Steele)
     
  1896. Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. You must be able to sustain yourself against staggering blows. There is no code of conduct to help beginners. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent.
    (Sophia Loren)
     
  1897. If for every effect there must have been a cause then what, or who was responsible for the first cause? But to ask such questions is to leave science behind and to enter precincts still rulled by St. Augustine of Hippo and Isaac Newton the theologian.
    (Timothy Ferris)
     
  1898. This most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets could only precede from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful being.
    (Isaac Newton)
     
  1899. The Motions which the Planets now have could not spring from any naturl Cause alone, but were impressed by an intelligent Agent.
    (Isaac Newton)
     
  1900. We can always tell whether our will is in what we ask by the way we live when we are not praying.
    (Oswald Chambers)
     
  1901. The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too.
    (Oscar Levant)
     
  1902. It is the man who has done nothing who is sure nothing can be done.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1903. Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced — even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.
    (John Keats)
     
  1904. People need loving the most when they deserve it the least.
    (John Harrigan)
     
  1905. It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
    (H. L. Mencken)
     
  1906. Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.
    (Dale Carnegie)
     
  1907. 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 Monroe)
     
  1908. It's when things get rough and you don't quit that success comes.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1909. The words of someone who likes to gossip are like tasty candy, but they hit the person they are spoken about in the stomach. My lovelies, please remember to speak kindly about and to each other. Gossip may taste sweet as it is being said but it causes destruction in the end.
    (Teresa Belme)
     
  1910. To nourish and raise children against odds is in any time, any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design nuclear weapons.
    (Marilyn French
     
  1911. Watch out when you're getting all you want. Fattening hogs ain't in luck.
    (Joel Chandler Harris)
     
  1912. Stubbornness does have its helpful features. You always know what you're going to be thinking tomorrow.
    (Glen Beaman)
     
  1913. The man who questions opinions is wise. The man who quarrels with facts is a fool.
    (Frank Garbutt)
     
  1914. Who gets to decide what the bad thing is? Jerry and Esther watched the mother bird lay her eggs in the nest, and then the neighbor's cat ate the baby bird. Esther said "bad cat!" And the cat said, "good bird!"
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1915. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1916. It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled sea of thought.
    (John Kenneth Galbraith)
     
  1917. They certainly give very strange names to diseases.
    (Plato)
     
  1918. Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light.
    (Jennie Jerome Churchill)
     
  1919. When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.
    (C. P. Snow)
     
  1920. In Plato's Phaedrus, Socrates recounts an old story of how the legendary King Thamus of Egypt had declined the god Theurth's offer to teach his subjects how to write. "What you have discovered is a recipe not for memory, but for reminder," says King Thalmus, "And it is no true wisdom that you offer your disciples, but only its semlance, for by telling them of many things without teaching them you will make them seem to know much, while for the most part they know nothing, and as men filled, not with wisdom, but with the conceit of wisdom, they will be a burden to their fellows."
         This remains one of the most prophetic denunciations of the perils of literacy ever enunciated — although, of course, it is thanks to the written word that we know of it.
    (Timothy Ferris)
     
  1921. When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely — the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears — when you give your whole attention to it.
    (Jiddu Krishnamurti)
     
  1922. Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
    (Helen Keller)
     
  1923. We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty.
    (Sir Winston Churchill)
     
  1924. The achievement of anything that you desire must be considered success, whether it is a trophy or money or relationships, or things. But if you will let your standard of success be your achievement of joy — everything else will fall easily into place. For in the finding of joy, you are finding vibrational alignment with the resources of the Universe.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1925. Be good and you will be lonesome.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  1926. Even if you do learn to speak correct English, to whom are you going to speak it?
    (Clarence Darrow)
     
  1927. One thing you will probably remember well is any time you forgive and forget.
    (Franklin P. Jones)
     
  1928. Television is the first truly democratic culture — the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want.
    (Clive Barnes)
     
  1929. You always do what you want to do.
    This is true with every act. You may say that you had to do something, or that you were forced to, but actually, whatever you do, you do by choice.
    Only you have the power to choose for yourself.
    (W. Clement Stone)
     
  1930. Between stimulus and response there is a space.
    In that space is our power to choose our response.
    In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
    (Victor Frankl)
     
  1931. The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this; decide what you want.
    (Ben Stein)
     
  1932. The standard of success in life isn't the things. It isn't the money or the stuff. It is absolutely the amount of joy that you feel.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1933. We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
    (Kahlil Gibran)
     
  1934. You've got a lot of choices. If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you're not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice.
    (Steven D. Woodhull)
     
  1935. That which you call your soul or spirit is your consciousness, and that which you call 'free will' is your mind's freedom to think or not, the only will you have, your only freedom, the choice that controls all the choices you make and determines your life and your character.
    (Ayn Rand)
     
  1936. Am I motivated by what I really want out of life, or am I mass-motivated?
    (Earl Nightingale)
     
  1937. Recent advances in the neurosciences confirm that the experience of deep empathy, with its associated glow of euphoria, shares some final common neurobiological pleasure pathways with narcotic, alcohol and cigarettes. In other words, empathy is addictive and pleasurable.
    (Paul Linde)
     
  1938. Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian. (Robert Orben)
     
  1939. If you fail to plan you plan to fail.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1940. Baby steps are for babies. If you're a grown up, jump over the damn puddle already.
    (Deborah Miller)
     
  1941. It takes a family to raise a family. If you leave it to the village, you'll end up with an idiot.
    (Deborah Miller)
     
  1942. When reviewing your day, there are only high points and goals for tomorrow.
    (Deborah Miller)
     
  1943. Of course you play to win. Why would you play a game where there is clearly a winner with no intention of winning? Don't intend to play your best game, intend to win. It raises the bar for both you and the opponent, making you and the game better. Win.
    (Deborah Miller)
     
  1944. Haste and rashness are storms and tempests, breaking and wrecking business; but nimbleness is a full, fair wind, blowing it with speed to the heaven.
    (Thomas Fuller)
     
  1945. Riches do not delight us so much with their possession, as torment us with their loss.
    (Dick Gregory)
     
  1946. Telling it like it is only holds you where it is: "Damn it, I'm going to tell it like it is. I'm going to tell it like it is, because everybody wants me to tell it like it is." Tell it like it is if you like it like it is. But if you don't like it like it is, then don't tell it like it is — tell it like you want it to be.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1947. A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth.
    (George Bernard Shaw)
     
  1948. Pride is concerned with who is right. Humility is concerned with what is right.
    (Ezra Taft Benson)
     
  1949. The Universe is not punishing you or blessing you. The Universe is responding to the vibrational attitude that you are emitting. The more joyful you are, the more Well-being flows to you — and you get to choose the details of how it flows.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1950. When a group of students wrote a series of one-page thank-you letters every 2 weeks for 6 weeks, measurements showed that their baseline happiness levels increased by 20 percent.
    (RealAge)
     
  1951. Science says that happiness is 50 percent genetic, 10 percent circumstances, and 40 percent intentional activity (i.e., what you do).
    (RealAge)
     
  1952. Seeing the world through the rose-colored lenses of appreciation and thankfulness can help boost feelings of life satisfaction and overall well-being. And that is great for your health.
    (RealAge)
     
  1953. Logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effect when taken in too large quantities.
    (Lord Dunsany)
     
  1954. Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.
    (Robert Orben)
     
  1955. Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it.
    (Norman Maclean)
     
  1956. In the East — especially in India — I find that people are more content to just be, to just sit around under a Banyan tree for half a day, chatting with each other. We Westerners would probably call that a waste of time. But there is value to it. Being with someone, listening without a clock and without anticipation of results, teaches us about love.
         The success of love is in the loving — it is not in the result of the loving.
    (Mother Theresa)
     
  1957. Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.
    (Willa A. Foster)
     
  1958. It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
    (Darwin)
     
  1959. It is only when we silent the blaring sounds of our daily existence that we can finally hear the whispers of truth that life reveals to us, as it stands knocking on the doorsteps of our hearts.
    (K.T. Jong)
     
  1960. Worry is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained.
    (Arthur Somers Rache)
     
  1961. The coward threatens when he is safe.
    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
     
  1962. Don't you think it's time for you to lighten up and start having more fun with all of this, and accept that you are Eternal Beings? And since you are Eternal Beings, then there's no point in rushing, because there's never going to be a time when you don't exist.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1963. Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing, do it with all your mind. Put your whole soul to it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful, and you will accomplish your objective. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  1964. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews.
    (William Faulkner)
     
  1965. Rational arguments don't usually work on religious people. Otherwise, there wouldn't be religious people.
    (Doris Egan)
     
  1966. The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
    (Harry Golden)
     
  1967. The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense.
    (Thomas Edison)
     
  1968. Most parents, when they see children not terrorized by the things that terrorize them, they work very hard until they've finally got you terrorized. They teach you those irrational fears. Well-meaning, but they do just the same.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  1969. My Father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. (Clarence B. Ketland)
     
  1970. Fear isn't an excuse to come to a standstill. It's the impetus to step up and strike.
    (Nisandeh Neta)
     
  1971. Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
    (Shakespeare)
     
  1972. Life is really about a spiritual unfolding that is personal and enchanting — an unfolding that no science or philosophy or religion has yet fully clarified.
    (James Redfield)
     
  1973. I'm glad I didn't have to fight in any war. I'm glad I didn't have to pick up a gun. I'm glad I didn't get killed or kill somebody. I hope my kids enjoy the same lack of manhood.
    (Tom Hanks)
     
  1974. If you get up one more time than you fall, you will make it through.
    (Chinese Proverb)
     
  1975. Faith is the bird that sings, when the dawn is still dark.
    (Rabindranath Tagore)
     
  1976. You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.
    (Jan Glidewell)
     
  1977. A human being is part of the whole, called by us 'universe,' a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  1978. Hatred never ceases through hatred, but through love alone is healed.
    (Buddha)
     
  1979. It is absolutely touch and go. Each one of us could make the difference
    (R. Buckminster Fuller)
     
  1980. You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
    (John Wooden)
     
  1981. This is courage...to bear unflinchingly what heaven sends.
    (Euripides)
     
  1982. Zhuangzi expresses pity to a skull he sees lying at the side of the road. Zhuangzi laments that the skull is now dead, but the skull retorts, "How do you know it's bad to be dead?"
    (Chuang-tzu)
     
  1983. I cannot tell if what the world considers 'happiness' is happiness or not. All I know is that when I consider the way they go about attaining it, I see them carried away headlong, grim and obsessed, in the general onrush of the human herd, unable to stop themselves or to change their direction. All the while they claim to be just on the point of attaining happiness.
    (Chuang-tzu)
     
  1984. Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
    (John Wooden)
     
  1985. If you are bitten by a snake, what's the best thing to do? Remain calm, separate the poison from the rest of your body, suck the poison out. Worst thing to do: get upset, chase and kill snake. Same when someone strikes out at you verbally. Remain calm, don't try to strike back at the other person. Don't let the poison spread throughout your system.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1986. There is nothing more noble or admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
    (Homer)
     
  1987. The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly.
    (Thomas Paine)
     
  1988. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection.
    (Thomas Paine)
     
  1989. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
    (Thomas Paine)
     
  1990. Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians.
    (Chester Bowles)
     
  1991. We are an impossibility in an impossible universe.
    (Ray Bradbury)
     
  1992. Anger always comes from frustrated expectations.
    (Elliott Larson)
     
  1993. The greatest mystery is not that we have been flung at random between the profusion of matter and of the stars, but that within this prison we can draw from ourselves images powerful enough to deny our nothingness. (Andre Malraux)
     
  1994. Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
    (
    Somerset Maugham)
     
  1995. A Harvard School of Public Health study of more than 2,800 women with breast cancer found that those without close friends were 4 times more likely to die than women with 10 or more friends.
    (Third Age)
     
  1996. As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once. You'll cry because time is passing too fast. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back.
    (Anonymous)
     
  1997. The Internet is like alcohol in some sense. It accentuates what you would do anyway. If you want to be a loner, you can be more alone. If you want to connect, it makes it easier to connect.
    (Esther Dyson)
     
  1998. Don't live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.
    (Wendy Wasserstein)
     
  1999. If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel.
    (Benjamin Netanyahu)
     
  2000. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor. It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look....
         To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
    (Henry David Thoreau)
     
  2001. The man who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after.
    (Newton D. Baker)
     
  2002. People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it's safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2003. Make the best of where you are and do your best to line up your Energy from where you are, because any bit of struggle or any bit of regret only holds your cork under the water and doesn't allow you to connect with the Energy that would allow anything to improve.
    (
    Esther Hicks)
     
  2004. You cannot raise the standard against oppression, or leap into the breach to relieve injustice, and still keep an open mind to every disconcerting fact, or an open ear to the cold voice of doubt.
    (Learned Hand)
     
  2005. When I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is swelling or growing.
    (Woodrow Wilson)
     
  2006. This is the sign of a hard person — he is dull stupid, mechanical. He may be a good computer, but he is not a man. You do something and he reacts in a well established way. His reaction is predictable; he is a robot.
         The real man acts spontaneously. If you ask him a question, your question gets a response, not a reaction. He opens his heart to your question, exposes himself to your question, responds to it....
    ( OSHO)
     
  2007. After love, the most sacred gift you can give is your labor.
    (Don Alan Pennebaker)
     
  2008. The majority consists of fools, utter fools. Beware of the majority. If so many people are following, that is enough a proof that something is wrong. Truth happens to individuals, not to crowds.
    ( OSHO)
     
  2009. The trouble with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2010. I will always have the young man that plays peek-a-boo and loves the A,B, C song! Who will never drink, drive, swear, go to college, go in the service, care who our president is, care if your skin is black or white, if your tattoos are all over your face, if you have teeth or not, if you are homeless are not. Isn't it amazing to have a joyful life that like?
    (Michele Gouveia-Smith — mother of young man with severe disabilities)
     
  2011. If I'd asked my customers what they wanted, they'd have said a faster horse.
    (Henry Ford)
     
  2012. Decide today where you want to be 30 days from now and then commit to doing whatever it takes to reach that goal. I am amazed at how many people cheat on themselves by not pushing through what's uncomfortable or inconvenient to make their lives easier. You will never excel by doing only what's required!
    (Aristotle)
     
  2013. 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.
    (Dr. Seuss)
     
  2014. When you think things are bad,
    when you feel sour and blue,
    when you start to get mad ...
    You should do what I do!
    Just tell yourself, Ducky,
    you're really quite lucky!'
    Some people are much more ...
    Oh, ever so much more ...
    Oh, muchly much-much
    more unlucky than you!
    (Dr. Seuss)
     
  2015. Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Love the ones who don't, just because you can. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Kiss slowly. Forgive quickly. God never said life would be easy.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2016. An amazing realization is in the present moment there is only what is, but there are no problems. And if your attention remains in the Now, you no longer inhabit a world of problems. Challenges you may still face, but they come to you in the space of Now.
    (Echart Tolle)
     
  2017. Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
    (Dr. Seuss)
     
  2018. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
         You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
    You're on your own. And you know what you know.
         You are the guy who'll decide where to go.
    Oh the places you'll go.
    (Dr. Seuss)
     
  2019. I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
         Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
    But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see.
         Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
    (Dr. Seuss)
     
  2020. We must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means.
    (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
     
  2021. The question that we would ask is not, is it true, or is it undeniable? The question that we would ask is, how does it make me feel when I focus upon it? And if the answer to the question is, it doesn't make me feel very good when I focus upon it, then we would say, true or not, it does not serve you. And if you will activate a different part of your vibration — the "truth" will shift.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2022. In 2004 the Hubble Telescope, over a period of 11 days (400 complete orbits), collected light from a 'blank' spot in the sky that was no larger than a grain of sand held at arm's length and detected the presence of over 11,000 galaxies of stars, each with more than 100 billion stars. (It became known as the Ultra Deep Field 47 billion light years from earth racing away from us at nearly the speed of light.) There are over 100 billion galaxies in our universe.
    (see Hubble Ultra Deep Field 3-D)
     
  2023. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.
    Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,
    (Abraham Lincoln)
     
  2024. There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
    (Laura Teresa Marquez)
     
  2025. Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend... when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that's present — love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure — the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.
    (Sarah Ban Breathnach)
     
  2026. Give me to ease my tortured mind,
    Lend to my woes a patient ear;
    And let me, if I may not find
    A friend to help — find one to hear.
    (George Crabbe)
     
  2027. We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  2028. You can handle people more successfully by enlisting their feelings than by convincing their reason.
    (Paul P. Parker)
     
  2029. Regarded the occurrence of particular phenomenon, not as evidence of the supernatural but more properly the evidence of nature incompletely comprehended
    (A )
     
  2030. The novelist John Gardner suggested that the true search in life is for one's "necessary fire."
     
  2031. We are all such a waste of our potential, like three-way lamps using one-way bulbs.
    (Mignon McLaughlin)
     
  2032. When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have.
    (Stephen W. Hawking)
     
  2033. To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all ambition.
    (Samuel Johnson)
     
  2034. Never underestimate the power of flattery. And when it comes to royalty, one should apply it with a trowel.
    (Benjamin Disraeli)
     
  2035. I feel sorry for people who don't drink. They wake up in the morning and that's the best they're going to feel all day.
    (Dean Martin)
     
  2036. We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
    (Sam Keen)
     
  2037. If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it, The more things you do, the more you can do.
    (Lucille Ball)
     
  2038. Continuing to tell stories of shortage only continues to contradict your desire for abundance, and you cannot have it both ways: You cannot focus upon unwanted and receive wanted. You cannot focus upon stories about money that make you feel uncomfortable and allow into your experience what makes you feel comfortable. A different story will bring different results: My thoughts are the basis for the attraction of all things that I consider to be good, which includes enough money, and health, for my comfort and joy.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2039. Procrastination is, hands down, our favorite form of self-sabotage.
    (Alyce P. Cornyn-Selby)
     
  2040. Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
    (Jane Howard)
     
  2041. Death is the ultimate healing for those whose faith is in God
    (Anonymous)
     
  2042. Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.
    (Scott Adams)
     
  2043. If you decide to make someone the enemy and you're pushing very hard against them, you don't affect them at all, but you disconnect yourself from the Stream. If someone cheats you, they cannot diminish your experience. They only diminish their experience. You cannot be diminished by someone cheating you unless you get all upset about being cheated and push against them and use that as your excuse to disconnect from the Stream.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2044. Wagner's music is better than it sounds.
    (Bill Nye, quoted in Mark Twain's autobiography)
     
  2045. We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking only to learn that it is God shaking them.
    (Charles West)
     
  2046. The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. (Theodore Rubin)
     
  2047. When you talk about what you want and why you want it, there's usually less resistance within you than when you talk about what you want and how you're going to get it. When you pose questions you don't have answers for, like how, where, when, who, it sets up a contradictory vibration that slows everything down.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2048. We had to learn ourselves and, furthermore, we had to teach the despairing men, that it did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us.
    (Victor Frankl)
     
  2049. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answers to its problems and to fulfill the task which it constantly sets for each individual.
    (Victor Frankl)
     
  2050. We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and even if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still.
    (John Stuart Mill)
     
  2051. Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
    (Voltaire)
     
  2052. The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake....
    (Nelson Boswell)
     
  2053. Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
    (Dave Barry)
     
  2054. To stay active as you age, you must have a passion about life. Your life-prolonging activity must extend beyond the physical to passions of the mind and heart. The phrase "use it, or lose it" applies to the faculties of hearing, seeing, feeling, and reasoning as well as physical movement.
    (thirdage.com)
     
  2055. I have always felt that a politician is to be judged by the animosities he excites among his opponents.
    (Sir Winston Churchill)
     
  2056. Open your eyes, look within. Are You satisfied with the life you're living?
    (Bob Marley)
     
  2057. The perfect creative stance is satisfaction where I am, and eagerness for more.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2058. Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
    (Margaret Thatcher)
     
  2059. A happy man is too satisfied with the present to dwell too much on the future.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  2060. An inheritance is what you leave for someone; a legacy is what you leave in someone.
    (Don Patterson)
     
  2061. I never did give them hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.
    (Harry Truman)
     
  2062. A man by his sin may waste himself, which is to waste that which on earth is most like God. This is man's greatest tragedy and God's heaviest grief.
    (A.W. Tozer)
     
  2063. It is possible to walk through the darkness without walking in the darkness.
    (Oswald Chambers)
     
  2064. Whenever Depression knocks on the door of my heart, I send Hopefulness to answer the door.
    (Don Huntington)
     
  2065. Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    (Vince Lombardi)
     
  2066. There's no end to what we can do if we don't insist on getting credit for it.
    (Henry Oliver)
     
  2067. To learn to get along without, to realize that what the world is going to demand of us may be a good deal more important than what we feel entitled to demand of it — this is a very hard lesson.
    (Bruce Cotton)
     
  2068. When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.
    (Alexander Graham Bell)
     
  2069. A mind at peace, a mind focused on not harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2070. Nothing is more debilitating than to care about something you can't do anything about. And you can't do anything about your adult children. You can want better for them, and maybe even begin to provide something for them, but in the long run, you cannot do anything about someone else's vibration other than hold them in the best light you can, mentally, and then project that to them. And sometimes, distance makes that much more possible than being up close to them.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2071. Live as you would have wished to live when you come to die. (Gellert)
     
  2072. Take care of your of your life and the Lord will take of your death.
    (George Whitefield)
     
  2073. The trouble with jogging is that, by the time you realize you're not in shape for it, it's too far to walk back.
    (Franklin P. Jones)
     
  2074. Actions lie louder than words.
    (Carolyn Wells)
     
  2075. The glory of great men should always be measured by the means they have used to acquire it.
    (Francois la Rochefoucauld)
     
  2076. It is essential that we realize once and for all that man is much more of a sex creature than a moral creature. The former is inherent, the other is grafted on.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2077. Ecstasy is our very nature; not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary. To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous. It needs no effort to be ecstatic, it needs great effort to be miserable. That's why you look so tired, because misery is really hard work; to maintain it is really difficult, because you are doing something against nature.
    (OSHO)
     
  2078. Disgust is a negative emotion but it can have a positive effect. When are you going to be sick and tired of being sick and tired?
    (Lisa Bass)
     
  2079. Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2080. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
    (John Quincy Adams)
     
  2081. Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs.
    (P. J. O'Rourke)
     
  2082. Rather than imagining that mine is a solo part; the little tune of my life becomes part of a vast choral production that the Universe has been singing since our primitive ancestors first looked up towards the heavens and began to realize that their lives were part of a symphony directed by some Cosmic Composer.
    (Don Huntington)
     
  2083. The truth is still the truth, no matter what you choose to believe.
    (Jeffrey Howard)
     
  2084. If you feel like you don't have what you want, start by being immensely grateful for what you already have and then watch what happens...
    (Jeffrey Howard)
     
  2085. Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.
    (Harold Whitman)
     
  2086. The Great Law of the Universe, however, is just this — that what you think in your mind you will produce in your experience. As Within — So Without. You cannot think one thing and produce another.
    (Emmet Fox)
     
  2087. There are two kinds of men who never amount to much — those who cannot do what they are told and those who can do nothing else.
    (Cyrus H. K Curtis)
     
  2088. All great things are only a number of small things that have carefully been collected together.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2089. It is your rules that make unlawful beings. You would get along better if you would just trust each other to treat each other appropriately, but you don't. So you keep making laws — until you make criminals of everyone.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2090. My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
    (Benjamin Disraeli)
     
  2091. No one is going to turn down a good meal because he does not understand the digestive mechanism.
    (V.I. Klassen)
     
  2092. To dare, is to lose one's footing temporarily. To not dare, is to lose oneself.
    (Soren Kierkegaard)
     
  2093. The average elm tree has six million leaves.
    (Francis Chan)
     
  2094. the writer is delegated to declare and to celebrate man's proven capacity for greatness of heart and spirit — for gallantry in defeat, for courage, compassion and love. In the endless war against weakness and despair, these are the bright rally flags of hope and of emulation. I hold that a writer who does not believe in the perfectibility of man has no dedication nor any membership in literature.
    (John Steinbeck)
     
  2095. Ever' body says words different. Arkansas folks says 'em different and Oklahomy folks says 'em different. And we seen a lady from Massachusetts an' she said 'em differentest o all. Couln't hardly make out what she was sayin'.
    (John Steinbeck)
     
  2096. Now that you've cleaned up your lives by following the truth, love one another as if your lives depended on it.
    (1 Peter 1:22 MSG)
     
  2097. Our work as God's servants gets validated — or not — in the details.
    (1 Cor. 6:4 MSG)
     
  2098. What is faith? Is it to believe that which is evident? No. It is perfectly evident to my mind that there exists a necessary, eternal, supreme, and intelligent being. This is no matter of faith, but of reason.
    (Voltaire)
     
  2099. The one thing over which you have absolute control is your own thoughts. It is this that puts you in a position to control your own destiny.
    (Paul G. Thomas)
     
  2100. It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument.
    (William G. McAdoo)
     
  2101. There are people in this world who look very official while they are doing what they are doing because they don't know what they are doing. Because if you know what you are doing then you don't have to look like you know what you are doing because it comes naturally.
    (Frankie Mac)
     
  2102. The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
    (Vince Lombardi)
     
  2103. Every increased possession loads us with new weariness.
    (John Ruskin)
     
  2104. A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him. My advice: Don't worry about yourself. Take care of those who work for you and you'll float to greatness on their achievements.
    (H.S.M. Burns)
     
  2105. The great dividing line between success and failure can be expressed in five words: I DID NOT HAVE TIME.
    (Franklin Field)
     
  2106. There is no better way to earn money than to do the things that you love to do. Money can flow into your experience through endless avenues. It is not the choice of the craft that limits the money that flows — but only your attitude toward money.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2107. I can have peace of mind only when I forgive rather than judge.
    (Gerald G. Jampolsky)
     
  2108. A third of pet-owning married women said their pets are better listeners than their husbands, according to an Associated Press-Petside.com poll released Wednesday. Eighteen percent of pet-owning married men said their pets are better listeners than their wives.
    (Sue Manning)
     
  2109. For one who has been honored, dishonor is worse than death.
    (Bhagavad Gita)
     
  2110. You can't write about people out of textbooks, and you can't use jargon. You have to speak clearly and simply and purely in a language that a six-year-old child can understand; and yet have the meanings and the overtones of language, and the implications, that appeal to the highest intelligence.
    (Katherine Anne Porter)
     
  2111. Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
    (Steve Jobs)
     
  2112. We need not think alike to love alike.
    (Francis David)
     
  2113. Love wasn't put in your heart to stay. Love isn't love until you give it away.
    (Michael W. Smith)
     
  2114. Forgive, daily, those who caused the wounds that keep you from wholeness.
    (Philip Yancey)
     
  2115. My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.
    (Errol Flynn)
     
  2116. Poetry is the ... form of expression that comes closest to creating a bridge between words and what is wordless.
    (Wes 'Scoop' Nisker)
     
  2117. Relentless hypocrisy eventually becomes the truth.
    (Orson Scott Card)
     
  2118. There is no career more important than parenting. There is no human relationship with such potential for great achievement and awful destructiveness, and despite all the experts who write about it, no one has the slightest idea whether any decision will be right or best or even non-horrible for any particular child. It is a job that simply cannot be done right.
    (Orson Scott Card)
     
  2119. I will go before you and make the rough places smooth; I will shatter the gates of bronze and cut through the iron bars and I will give you treasures of darkness and hidden wealth in secret places; so you will know that it is I the Lord, the God of Israel who calls you by your name.
    (Isaiah 4 5:2,3)
     
  2120. Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
    (Nelson Mandela)
     
  2121. A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
    (William Blake)
     
  2122. If one will advance in the direction of one's dreams one will meet with success unexpected in common hours.
    (Henry David Thoreau)
     
  2123. The way we imagine ourselves to appear to another person is an essential element in our conception of ourselves. In other words, I am not what I think I am, and I am not what you think I am. I am what I think you think I am.
    (Robert Bierstedt)
     
  2124. If you want to know what is significant, you have to stop thinking about success.
    (William Gaudinier)
     
  2125. Once bitten by a snake, some are scared all their life at the mere sight of a rope.
    (Chinese Proverb)
     
  2126. Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
    (Honore De Balzac)
     
  2127. Breathes there a human with soul so dead who likes bureaucracy?
    (Annie G.)
     
  2128. Bureaucracy is the death of all sound work.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  2129. The world is so full of a number of things, I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.
    (Robert Louis Stevenson)
     
  2130. There is so much to be learned from those who are not "normal." I am so much more than I would have been without my "special" kids!
    (Cindy Scarborough)
     
  2131. Act even when you don't want to. Sometimes you just need to do it. The purpose and the passion will come once you're engaged.
    (Lisa Oz)
     
  2132. Your expectations opens or closes the doors of your supply, If you expect grand things, and work honestly for them, they will come to you, your supply will correspond with your expectation.
    (Orison Swett Marden)
     
  2133. I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.
    (Og Mandino)
     
  2134. Your choices of action may be limited — but your choices of thought are not.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2135. The world is not dialectical — it is sworn to extremes, not to equilibrium, sworn to radical antagonism, not to reconciliation or synthesis. This is also the principle of evil.
    (Jean Baudrillard)
     
  2136. I think TV is very educational. Every time someone turns on a TV, I go in the other room and read.
    (Groucho Marx)
     
  2137. Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
    (Groucho Marx)
     
  2138. Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
    (George Bernard Shaw)
     
  2139. More than 70 percent of Americans live from paycheck to paycheck.
    (Money Management International)
     
  2140. It is generally a good idea to do what you would do if you didn't think it was too late.
    (Robert Brault)
     
  2141. Reward is no part of the definition of duty.
    (Robert Brault)
     
  2142. Most people have a hard time delegating, or even wanting to delegate, because you have been justifying your existence through your hard work, and you equate success with struggle; you equate results with struggle. And so, you sort of wear your struggle like a badge of honor. And all of that is opposite of allowing the Well-being. The only thing that ever matters in success or achievement is your achieving the things that you want to achieve. So if you are setting standards and you're feeling uncomfortable about the standards that you've set, tweak the standards back a little bit. Ratchet it back a notch. Give yourself a break. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt. Lighten up. Be easier. Go slower. Take it easy. Have more fun. Love yourself more. Laugh more. Appreciate more. All is well. You can't get it wrong. You never get it done.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2143. Each problem has hidden in it an opportunity so powerful that it literally dwarfs the problem. The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem and turned it into an opportunity.
    (Joseph Sugarman)
     
  2144. At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity: idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political ideas.
    (Dwight D. Eisenhower)
     
  2145. The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
    (David Russell)
     
  2146. Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town.
    (George Carlin)
     
  2147. The intelligent want self-control; children want candy.
    (Rumi)
     
  2148. The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours — it is an amazing journey — and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.
    (Bob Moawad)
     
  2149. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
    (Carl Sagan)
     
  2150. I maintain there is much more wonder in science than in pseudoscience. And in addition, to whatever measure this term has any meaning, science has the additional virtue, and it is not an inconsiderable one, of being true.
    (Carl Sagan)
     
  2151. The multitude of books is making us ignorant.
    (Voltaire)
     
  2152. Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.
    (Abraham J. Heschel)
     
  2153. God is either of no importance, or of supreme importance.
    (Abraham J. Heschel)
     
  2154. Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.
    (Abraham J. Heschel)
     
  2155. Life without commitment is not worth living.
    (Abraham J. Heschel)
     
  2156. Above all, the prophets remind us of the moral state of a people: Few are guilty, but all are responsible.
    (Abraham J. Heschel)
     
  2157. Remember that there is a meaning beyond absurdity. Be sure that every little deed counts, that every word has power. Never forget that you can still do your share to redeem the world in spite of all absurdities and frustrations and disappointments.
    (Abraham J. Heschel)
     
  2158. When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.
    (Abraham J. Heschel)
     
  2159. The Almighty has not created the universe that we may have opportunities to satisfy our greed, envy and ambition.
    (Abraham J. Heschel)
     
  2160. The higher goal of spiritual living is not to amass a wealth of information, but to face sacred moments.
    (Abraham J. Heschel)
     
  2161. If the man could be crossed with the cat it would improve the man but would deteriorate the cat.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  2162. The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
    (Sir Winston Churchill)
     
  2163. Once you gain control over the thoughts you think, your sense of injustice will subside and will be replaced with the exuberance for life and the zest to create that you were born with.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2164. Wise men speak because they have something to say. Fools speak because they have to say something.
    (Plato)
     
  2165. It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not.
    (James Gordon)
     
  2166. No man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.
    (Henry Ward Beecher)
     
  2167. A good motto is: Use friendliness but do not use your friends.
    (Frank Crane)
     
  2168. Knowledge makes us proud of ourselves, while love makes us helpful to others. In fact, people who think they know so much don't know anything at all.
    (1 Cor. 8:1b-2 CEV)
     
  2169. Thought is the sculptor who can create the person you want to be.
    (Henry David Thoreau)
     
  2170. There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.
    (Alfred Tennyson)
     
  2171. Loneliness is a thief of contentment, cohorting with the voices within to create isolation in a crowd. Contentment is its nemesis, frolicking in the depths of the heart, warding off the day's feeble attempt to falter us.
    (Andrea Stuart)
     
  2172. I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
    (Stephen W. Hawking)
     
  2173. People will buy anything that is one to a customer.
    (Sinclair Lewis)
     
  2174. A woman's heart should be so lost in God that a man needs to seek Him in order to find her.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2175. Zen Buddhist to a hotdog vendor: "Make me one with everything."
    (Anonymous)
     
  2176. In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
    (John Ruskin)
     
  2177. I couldn't live with myself any longer. And in this a question arose without an answer: who is the 'I' that cannot live with the self? What is the self? I felt drawn into a void. I didn't know at the time that what really happened was the mind-made self, with its heaviness, its problems, that lives between the unsatisfying past and the fearful future, collapsed. It dissolved. The next morning I woke up and everything was so peaceful. The peace was there because there was no self. Just a sense of presence or "beingness," just observing and watching.
    (Echart Tolle)
     
  2178. Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.
    (Arthur Golden)
     
  2179. If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience. Robert Fulghum)
     
  2180. When you surrender to what is and so become fully present, the past ceases to have any power. The realm of Being, which had been obscured by the mind, then opens up. Suddenly, a great stillness arises within you, an unfathomable sense of peace. And within that peace, there is great joy. And within that joy, there is love. And at the innermost core, there is the sacred, the immeasurable. That which cannot be named.
    (Echart Tolle)
     
  2181. As your world or your government, or individuals within your government, make decisions about what is better for you, and as they try to protect you from every possible potential experience, your lives become rather cumbersome, don't they?
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2182. The biggest threat to our well-being is the absence of moral clarity and purpose.
    (Rick Shuman)
     
  2183. Loose tongues are worse than wicked hands.
    (Jewish Proverb)
     
  2184. Don't be too proud if you are one in a million, because in New York City there are 11 of you.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2185. The most important decision you'll ever make is how to spend the present moment!
    (Gaurav)
     
  2186. To finish the moment, to find the journey's end in every step of the road, to live the greatest number of good hours, is wisdom.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  2187. As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.
    (Victor Hugo)
     
  2188. Begin doing what you want to do, now! We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand — and melting like a snowflake.
    (Marie Beyon Ray)
     
  2189. Heaven means to be one with God.
    (Confucius)
     
  2190. Critics are those who have failed in literature and art.
    (Benjamin Disraeli)
     
  2191. Life is like a game of tennis; the player who serves well seldom loses.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2192. Our opinions become fixed at the point where we stop thinking.
    (Ernest Renan)
     
  2193. When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timorous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence and gratify their malice by quiet neutrality.
    (Samuel Johnson)
     
  2194. God's in His Heaven; All's right with the world.
    (Robert Browning)
     
  2195. Fame is a fickle food
    Upon a shifting plate
    Whose table once a
    Guest but not
    The second time is set.
       Whose crumbs the crows inspect
    And with ironic caw
    Flap past it to the
    Farmer's Corn —
    Men eat of it and die.
    (Emily Dickenson)
     
  2196. The major block to compassion is the judgment in our minds. Judgment is the mind's primary tool of separation.
    (Diane Berke)
     
  2197. Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
    (Isaac Asimov)
     
  2198. People will not compete with you if you don't make much of your own cleverness.
    (Thomas Cleary)
     
  2199. Maintain Universal Flow. When someone gives, it is an act of generosity to receive. For in the giving there is something gained.
    (Joan Laidig Brady)
     
  2200. I'm still an atheist, thank God.
    (Luis Bunuel)
     
  2201. Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.
    (Lily Tomlin)
     
  2202. Resentment is the number one blockade to spiritual growth.
    (Norman Vincent Peale)
     
  2203. Being rich is having money; being wealthy is having time.
    (Margaret Bonnano)
     
  2204. It is never too late to forgive. But you can forgive too soon. I am especially wary of what I call "saintly forgiveness." Premature forgiveness is common among people who avoid conflict. They're afraid of their own anger and the anger of others. But their forgiveness is false. Their anger goes underground.
    (Robert Karen)
     
  2205. You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.
    (Thomas Wolfe)
     
  2206. Pleasure which must be enjoyed at the expense of another's pain, can never be enjoyed by a worthy mind. Pleasure's couch is virtues grave.
    (Augustine J. Duganne)
     
  2207. To love another person is to help them love God.
    (Soren Kierkegaard)
     
  2208. When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.
    (Catherine Ponder)
     
  2209. Sincere forgiveness isn't colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don't worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time.
    (Sara Paddison)
     
  2210. Don't ask the person, or people, that helped you to define what you want to become what you want so that you can have what you want. Instead, let them be the Step One part of it (the asking part). Use your willpower and your decision to focus upon what you want — and then the Universe will bring you what you want.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2211. We are not human beings going through a temporary spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings going through a temporary human experience.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2212. Pain of discipline, pain of regret, take your pick.
    (Tim O'Neil)
     
  2213. Action is the antidote of despair.
    (Joan Baez)
     
  2214. The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.
    (Alden Nowlan)
     
  2215. We have a hunger of the mind. We ask for all of the knowledge around us and the more we get, the more we desire.
    (Maria Mitchell)
     
  2216. Every formula which expresses a law of nature is a hymn of praise to God.
    (Maria Mitchell)
     
  2217. Sadism, dictatorship, or any form of evil, is the consequence of a man's evasion of reality. A consequence of his failure to think.
    (Ayn Rand)
     
  2218. GOD moves in a mysterious way,
         His wonders to perform;
    He plants his footsteps in the sea,
         And rides upon the storm.
    (William Cowper)
     
  2219. If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
    (Abraham Lincoln)
     
  2220. A husband is like a fire, he goes out when unattended.
    (Evan Esar)
     
  2221. If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
    (George Orwell)
     
  2222. Love, kindness, and generosity would still be good things in a world where no religions existed.
    (Howard Garcia)
     
  2223. Imagine a sentient puddle who wakes up one morning and thinks, "This is an interesting world I find myself in — an interesting hole I find myself in — fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!
    (Douglas Adams)
     
  2224. Death opens unknown doors. It is most grand to die.
    (John Masefield)
     
  2225. When kids think Puccini is a kind of Pizza clearly not enough Art is taught in our schools.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2226. Up to a point a man's life is shaped by environment, heredity, and movements and changes in the world about him. Then there comes a time when it lies within his grasp to shape the clay of his life into the sort of thing he wishes to be.
         Only the weak blame parents, their race, their times, lack of good fortune, or the quirks of fate. Everyone has it within his power to say, "This I am today; that I will be tomorrow."
    (Louis L'Amour)
     
  2227. You can hear the footsteps of God when silence reigns in the mind.
    (Sathya Sai Baba)
     
  2228. A Universal Intelligence is in all matter and continually gives to it all its properties and action, thus maintaining it in existence.
    (Daniel David Palmer)
     
  2229. Silence is exhilarating at first — as noise is — but there is a sweetness to silence outlasting exhilaration, akin to the sweetness of listening and the velvet of sleep.
    (Edward Hoagland)
     
  2230. The Church welcomes technological progress and receives it with love, for it is an indubitable fact that technological progress comes from God and, therefore, can and must lead to Him.
    (Pius XII)
     
  2231. A quiet mind is all you need. All else will happen rightly, once your mind is quiet. As the sun on rising makes the world active, so does self-awareness affect changes in the mind. In the light of calm and steady self-awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without any effort on your part.
    (Nisargadatta Maharaj)
     
  2232. Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.
    (Bertrand Russell)
     
  2233. The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: Be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge.
    (Elbert Hubbard)
     
  2234. There is nothing for you to go back and live over, or fix, or feel regret about now. Every part of your life has unfolded just right. And so — now — knowing all that you know from where you now stand, now what do you want? The answers are now coming forth to you. Go forth in joy, and get on with it.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2235. Placing the blame or judgment on someone else leaves you powerless to change your experience. Taking responsibility for your beliefs and judgments gives you the power to change them.
    (Byron Katie)
     
  2236. What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.
    (Mignon McLaughlin)
     
  2237. I just need to do something new... I've got the big remote control of life in my hands, and I'm ready to start pushing some buttons.
    (Cecelia Ahern)
     
  2238. Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
    (John Kenneth Galbraith)
     
  2239. One who is mostly an observer thrives in good times but suffers in bad times because what he is observing is already vibrating, and as he observes it, he includes it in his vibrational countenance. As he includes it, the Universe accepts that as his point of attraction and gives him more of it. So the better it gets the better it gets. Or the worse it gets the worse it gets. While one who is a visionary thrives in all times.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2240. Kindness is a gift that nurtures our souls, soothes our edges, and awakens our hearts to beauty.
    (Flavia Weedn)
     
  2241. The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank.
    (Dante Gabriel Rossetti)
     
  2242. Growth is the only evidence of life.
    (John Henry Newman)
     
  2243. As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world — that is the myth of the atomic age — as in being able to remake ourselves.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)
     
  2244. If you don't meet resistance with resistance, it dissipates dramatically. It just softens. Try it! Next time somebody says to you, "I'm right, and you're wrong," say, "Pfftt, you're right. You are right. You're right." And mean it. In other words, don't mock them. Don't be sarcastic. "You're right." And then watch how, all of a sudden, their legs almost go right out from under them. They don't have the energy to blast you, because you just took the fuel away from the fire.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2245. If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
    (Maya Angelou)
     
  2246. When that which is god — or that which is that which man wants to call "God" — is being understood by man, man has to translate it into the format he understands. But this Energy — this Source that man is giving the label of "God", cannot be quantified in anything that man understands. And as man attempts to do it, the distortions are enormous.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2247. A man with a toothache can never be in love.
    (Sigmund Freud)
     
  2248. Speak that thing which is not as if it were. Every morning speak the favor of God over your life.
    (Jerry Hanoum)
     
  2249. Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.
    (Edith Sitwell)
     
  2250. Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
    (Dick Clark)
     
  2251. Life is given for wisdom, and yet we are not wise; for goodness, and we are not good; for overcoming evil, and evil remains; for patience and sympathy and love, and yet we are fretful and hard and weak and selfish. We are keyed not to attainment, but to the struggle toward it.
    (
    Thornton T. Munger)
     
  2252. Some minds are like concrete, all mixed up and permanently set.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2253. It is a sign of a creeping inner death when we no longer can praise the living.
    (Eric Hoffer)
     
  2254. The greatest hazard of all, losing one's self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all. No other loss can occur so quietly; any other loss — an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc. — is sure to be noticed.
    (Soren Kierkegaard)
     
  2255. Mediocrity is excellence to the mediocre.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2256. Mental toughness is many things. It is humility because it behooves all of us to remember that simplicity is the sign of greatness and meekness is the sign of true strength. Mental toughness is spartanism with qualities of sacrifice, self-denial, dedication. It is fearlessness, and it is love.
    (Vince Lombardi)
     
  2257. Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
    (Chinese proverb)
     
  2258. Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
    (Theodore I. Rubin)
     
  2259. You can judge a man by what he laughs at.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2260. It's not your work to make anything happen. It's your work to dream it and let it happen.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2261. Your right is to action alone; Never to its fruits at any time. Never should the fruits of your action be your motive; Never let there be attachment to inaction in you.
    (Bhagavad Gita)
     
  2262. Study it all (all sacred texts), savor it all, like bees savor the nectar from many flowers.
    (Patanjali)
     
  2263. Ah Christ, that it were possible
    For one short hour to see
    The souls we loved, that they might tell us
    What and where they be.
    (Alfred Tennyson)
     
  2264. You're picky about the car you drive. You're picky about what you wear. You're picky about what you put in your mouth. We want you to be pickier about what you think.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2265. There's a whiff of the lynch mob or the lemming migration about any overlarge concentration of like-thinking individuals, no matter how virtuous their cause.
    (P. J. O'Rourke)
     
  2266. God's servant must not be argumentative, but a gentle listener and a teacher who keeps cool, working firmly but patiently with those who refuse to obey.
    (2 Tim. 2:24)
     
  2267. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.
    (1 Timothy 2:2-3 MSG) [POLITICS]
     
  2268. It's so much easier to suggest solutions when you don't know too much about the problem.
    (Malcolm Forbes)
     
  2269. To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
    To weep is to risk being called sentimental.
    To reach out to another is to risk involvement.
    To expose feelings is to risk showing your true self.
    To place your ideas and your dreams before them is to risk being called naive.
    To love is to risk not being loved in return.
    To live is to risk dying.
    To hope is to risk despair,
    and to try is to risk failure.
         But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
    The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing and becomes nothing.
    They may avoid suffering and sorrow, but simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live. Chained by their certitudes, they are a slave, they've forfeited their freedom.
         Only the person who risks is truly free.
    (Dr. Leo Buscaglia)
     
  2270. The Internet is like a herd of performing elephants with diarrhea — massive, difficult to redirect, awe-inspiring, entertaining, and a source of mind-boggling amounts of excrement when you least expect it.
    (Gene Spafford)
     
  2271. Be alert. If you see your friend going wrong, correct him. If he responds, forgive him. Even if it's personal against you and repeated seven times through the day, and seven times he says, 'I'm sorry, I won't do it again,' forgive him.
    (Matthew 17:3-4 MSG)
     
  2272. If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  2273. Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength.
    (August Wilson)
     
  2274. If you walk around with your nose in the air, you're going to end up flat on your face. But if you're content to be simply yourself, you will become more than yourself.
    (Luke 14:11 MSG)
     
  2275. When your heart is singing, you are allowing Well-being. When you are appreciating, you are allowing Well-being. When you are yelling at somebody, you're not. When you're feeling insecure, you're not. When you're frustrated, you're not.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2276. Formula for Success... and then some.
      The top people do what's expected of them, and then some.
      They are thoughtful and considerate of others, and then some.
      They meet their obligations and responsibilities fairly and squarely, and then some.
      They are good friends to their friends, and then some.
      They can be counted on in an emergency, and then some.
      And so it is when we do what is assigned to us in our lives and in the church, and then some;
      then the Lord pays in full, and then some.
      (Anonymous)

     
  2277. Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things. I am tempted to think there are no little things.
    (Bruce Barton)
     
  2278. The most important thing that you can teach your children is that Well-being abounds. And that Well-being is naturally flowing to them. And that if they will relax and reach for thoughts that feel good, and do their best to appreciate, then they will be less likely to keep the Well-being away, and more likely to allow it to flow into their experience. Teach them the art of allowing.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2279. Your eye is a lamp, lighting up your whole body. If you live wide-eyed in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light.
    (Luke 11:34a MSG)
     
  2280. The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  2281. Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
    (D.H. Lawrence)
     
  2282. Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.
    (Angela Monet)
     
  2283. If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
    (Robert H. Schuller)
     
  2284. Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.
    (Charles Mackay)
     
  2285. A million people could be pushing against you, and it would not negatively affect you unless you push back. They are affecting what happens in their experience. They are affecting their point of attraction — but it does not affect you unless you push against them.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2286. Keep your eyes wide open before marriage and half shut afterwards.
    (Ben Franklin)
     
  2287. Confronted again with pictures of flag-draped coffins and mutilated bodies, with the sounds of random gunfire and angry chants, the world had to readjust to the fact that not every problem is solvable, that the global tide of peace is not inexorable, and that progress does not inevitably make civilizations more civilized.
    (Time)[POLITICS]"
     
  2288. It is a clear gain to sacrifice pleasure in order to avoid pain.
    (Arthur Schopenhauer)
     
  2289. The price of freedom of religion, or of speech, or of the press, is that we must put up with a good deal of rubbish.
    (Robert Jackson)
     
  2290. When you stand at the edge of the cliff, jump to fly, not to fall.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2291. Friends are the Family we choose for ourselves.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2292. So we're not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There's far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can't see now will last forever.
    (2 Corinthians 4:16 MSG)
     
  2293. The one who fears something the most is the one who has it most activated in their vibration. And so, it is logical that they would experience it.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2294. Most of us have jobs that are too small for our spirits.
    (Studs Terkel)
     
  2295. Conceit spoils the finest genius. There is not much danger that real talent or goodness will be overlooked long; even if it is, the consciousness of possessing and using it well should satisfy one, and the great charm of all power is modesty.
    (Louisa May Alcott)
     
  2296. A poor surgeon hurts 1 person at a time. A poor teacher hurts 130.
    (Ernest Leroy Boyer)
     
  2297. A man who lacks imagination has no wings.
    (Mohammad Ali)
     
  2298. Isolation in the self, inability to go out of oneself to others, would mean incapacity for any form of self-transcendence. To be thus the prisoner of one's own selfhood is, in fact, to be in hell.
    (Thomas Merton)
     
  2299. What is the first business of one who practices philosophy? To get rid of self-conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows.
    (Epictetus)[PRIDE]"
     
  2300. Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men.
    (Bishop Westcott)
     
  2301. A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
    (Ben Franklin)[PRIDE]
     
  2302. Arrogance and rudeness are training wheels on the bicycle of life — for weak people who cannot keep their balance without them.
    (Laura Teresa Marquez)
     
  2303. Self-esteem is different than conceit. Conceit is the weirdest disease in the world. It makes everyone sick except the one who has it.
    (Hartman Rector, Jr.)[PRIDE]
     
  2304. We sometimes tend to think we know all we need to know to answer these kinds of questions — but sometimes our humble hearts can help us more than our proud minds. We never really know enough until we recognize that God alone knows it all.
    (1 Cor. 8:1 MSG)
     
  2305. For this is Wisdom; to love, to live
         To take what fate, or the Gods may give.
    To ask no question, to make no prayer,
         To kiss the lips and caress the hair,
    Speed passion's ebb as you greet its flow
         To have, to hold and — in time, let go!
    (Laurence Hope)
     
  2306. But knowing isn't everything. If it becomes everything, some people end up as know-it-alls who treat others as know-nothings. Real knowledge isn't that insensitive.
    (1 Cor. 8:7
    (partial) MSG
    )

     
  2307. The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.
    (C. S. Lewis)[HUMILITY]
     
  2308. When a man is pushed, tormented, defeated, he has a chance to learn something; he has been put on his wits; on his manhood; he has gained the facts; learns his ignorance; is cured of the insanity of conceit; has got moderation and real skill.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  2309. The next time you are tempted to boast, just place your fist in a full pail of water, and when you remove it, the hole remaining will give you a correct measure of your importance.
    (Og Mandino)
     
  2310. 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.
    (Winnie the Pooh)
     
  2311. And there are those who might say, "Oh, you're not facing the fact." And we say, we would never face any fact that was taking us to a place we don't want to be.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2312. There comes a time in every man's life and I've had many of them.
    (Casey Stengel)
     
  2313. Truth is beautiful, without doubt; but so are lies.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  2314. I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.
    (Will Rogers)
     
  2315. Tomorrow I will certainly stop procrastinating.
    (Don Huntington)
     
  2316. Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
    (Dale Carnegie)
     
  2317. A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you're looking down, you can't see something that's above you.
    (C. S. Lewis)
     
  2318. Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.
    (Albert Camus)
     
  2319. The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
    Norman Vincent Peale)
     
  2320. The more you know the less you need to say.
    (Jim Rohn)
     
  2321. I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man's self-respect is a sin.
    (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
     
  2322. If I despised myself, it would be no compensation if everyone saluted me, and if I respect myself, it does not trouble me if others hold me lightly.
    (Max Nordau)
     
  2323. Create the kind of self you will be happy to live with all your life.
    (Golda Meir)
     
  2324. Nothing is more conducive to peace of mind than not having any opinions at all.
    (Georg Christoph Lichtenberg)
     
  2325. Having a low opinion of yourself is not 'modesty,' it's self-destruction. Holding your uniqueness in high regard is not 'egotism.' It's a necessary precondition to happiness and success.
    (Bobbe Sommer)
     
  2326. Unfortunately, we know the experience against miracles to be uniform only if we know that all reports of them are false. And we can know all the reports to be false only if we know already that miracles have never occurred. In fact, we are arguing in a circle.
    (C. S. Lewis)
     
  2327. Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
    (Les Brown)
     
  2328. What is opportunity, and when does it knock? It never knocks. You can wait a whole lifetime, listening, hoping, and you will hear no knocking. None at all.
    You are opportunity, and you must knock on the door leading to your destiny.
    ( Maxwell Maltz)
     
  2329. Scripture reassures us, "No one who trusts God like this — heart and soul — will ever regret it." It's exactly the same no matter what a person's religious background may be: the same God for all of us, acting the same incredibly generous way to everyone who calls out for help. "Everyone who calls, 'Help, God!' gets help."
    (Romans 10:11-13, MSG Translation)
     
  2330. It is not necessary to suffer in order to give birth to desire. But when you have suffered and you have given birth to desire, so what? You've got a desire. Turn your attention to the desire. Think about where you're going and never mind where you've been. Don't spend any more time justifying any of that stuff
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2331. The squeaking wheel doesn't always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced.
    (Vic Gold)
     
  2332. Dancing in the rain isn't something that most of us are born knowing how to do. We learn it. We learn it from others; we learn it from Life. The more we dance, the better we get at it.
    (BJ Gallagher)
     
  2333. God sets right all who welcome his action and enter into it, both those who follow our religious system and those who have never heard of our religion.
    (Romans 3:29-30 MSG)
     
  2334. One of the best temporary cures for pride and affection is seasickness; a man who wants to vomit never puts on airs.
    (Josh Billings)
     
  2335. I think half the troubles for which men go slouching in prayer to God are caused by their intolerable pride. Many of our cares are but a morbid way of looking at our privileges. We let our blessings get moldy, and then call them curses.
    (Henry Ward Beecher)
     
  2336. Courage is the discovery that you may not win, and trying when you know you can lose.
    (Tom Krause)
     
  2337. They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.
    (Eric Hoffer)
     
  2338. The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson) [PURPOSE]
     
  2339. I am that little fish who swims about under a shark and, I believe, lives indelicately on its offal. Life moves over me in a vast black shadow and I swallow whatever it drops with relish.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2340. I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.
    (Dudley Field Malone)
     
  2341. Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
    (Steve Jobs)
     
  2342. Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.
    (Karen Ravn)
     
  2343. The history of an oppressed people is hidden in the lies and the agreed myth of its conquerors.
    (Meridel Le Sueur)
     
  2344. I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
    (Thomas Jefferson)
     
  2345. The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good.
    (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
     
  2346. The roads we take are more important than the goals we announce. Decisions determine destiny.
    (Frederick Speakman)
     
  2347. Sometimes only a change of viewpoint is needed to convert a tiresome duty into an interesting opportunity.
    (Alberta Flanders)
     
  2348. The government is the best that governs the least.
    (Thomas Paine)
     
  2349. Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
    (Michel de Montaigne)
     
  2350. Don't look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don't fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do. The way to life — to God! — is vigorous and requires total attention.
    (Matthew 17:13-14 MSG)
     
  2351. Don't bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need.
    (Matthew 7:7) MSG)
     
  2352. Don't pick on people, jump on their failures, criticize their faults — unless, of course, you want the same treatment. That critical spirit has a way of boomeranging.
    (Matthew 7:1 MSG)
     
  2353. We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
    (Mother Theresa) [IMPORTANCE SIGNIFICANCE]
     
  2354. Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless.
    (Eric Hoffer)
     
  2355. Some persons do first, think afterward, and then repent forever.
    (Thomas Secker)
     
  2356. You're familiar with the command to the ancients, 'Do not murder.' I'm telling you that anyone who is so much as angry with a brother or sister is guilty of murder. Carelessly call a brother 'idiot!' and you just might find yourself hauled into court. Thoughtlessly yell 'stupid!' at a sister and you are on the brink of hellfire. The simple moral fact is that words kill.
    (Matt 5:21-22 MSG)
     
  2357. You're blessed when you get your inside world — your mind and heart — put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.
    (Matthew 5:8) MSG)
     
  2358. Though we all have the fear and the seeds of anger within us, we must learn not to water those seeds and instead nourish our positive qualities — those of compassion, understanding, and loving kindness.
    (Thich Nhat Hanh)
     
  2359. All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don't discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
    (Danny Thomas)
     
  2360. American is a very difficult language mixed with English.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2361. Do your little bit of good where you are;
    it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
    (Archbishop Desmond Tutu)
     
  2362. He's been disrupting all our securities
    (Jerry Hanoum)
     
  2363. He's not willing not to touch you. The minute you step out He begins to touch you. He's come to set the captives free.
    (Jerry Hanoum)
     
  2364. We're connecting with God and with each other.
    (Jerry Hanoum)
     
  2365. We think we are right because we are doing right.
    (Jerry Hanoum)
     
  2366. We chase the things of God rather than God
    (Jerry Hanoum)
     
  2367. To believe in God and to belive God are two different things
    (Jerry Hanoum)
     
  2368. Who among you fears the LORD?
    Whoever walks in deep darkness,
    without light,
    should trust in the name of the LORD
    and rely on his God.
    (Isaiah 50:10)
     
  2369. Look up Casting Crowns' lyrics "...how far the East is from the West."
     
  2370. Faith suspends judgment by giving us eternal perspective.
    (Rodney Griffith)
     
  2371. Anybody who has ever been to any of the higher dimensions will know that they're a pretty nasty heathen lot up there who should just be smashed and done in, and would be too, if anyone could work out a way of firing missiles at right angles to reality.
    (Douglas Adams)
     
  2372. The fear of the Lord is the fountain of life.
    (Prov. 10:11)
     
  2373. We no longer fear God; we are afraid of God
    (Ron Reagan)
     
  2374. Those are not to be tolerated who deny the being of God. Promises, covenants, and oaths which are the bonds of human society can have no hold upon the atheist.
    (John Locke)
     
  2375. We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves. And we are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with God.
    (Thomas Merton)
     
  2376. Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags
    (Prov. 12:20-21).
     
  2377. Adultery is not about romance or sex, but is about how little we mean to each other.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2378. We're in the third generation of parents who do not know how to parent.
    (Commander Jackie Salvation Army)
     
  2379. For everything this disease has taken it has given something better in return.
    (Michael J. Fox)
     
  2380. You can choose to remain in the shallow end of the pool or you can go into the ocean
    (Christopher Reeves)
     
  2381. If God doesn't take my illness away what good is He? God gave me this disease for some reasons
          These have been the best years of our marriage.
    (ALS sufferer)
     
  2382. In those times when I cannot find God I rest in the assurance that He is able to find me
    (Anonymous)
     
  2383. Hope is faith holding its hands out in the dark
    (Anonymous)
     
  2384. "Hope is a thing with feathers." Hope defies gravity — it goes counter to the normal processes of the world.
    (Dan Sturdivant)
     
  2385. Sweet William..., we made fun of everything we did. We made fun of ourselves. We laughed and had fun with life.
    (Hugh Mayocco)
     
  2386. My friend, I think you are in the final lap. But you are still in first place.
         
    (And later) Congratulations! you won!
    (Dr. Hugh Mayocco re Bill Bristow)
     
  2387. It isn't as important for a child to finish a book as it is to want to finish a book.
    (Bill Bristow)
     
  2388. Love will save us in the end. Love will gather us together.
    (Fr. Ron)
     
  2389. What will save us in the end is not what we said or thought but how we lived with each other.
    (Fr. Ron)
     
  2390. Write a wise saying and your name will live forever.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2391. Money can't buy happiness, but neither can poverty.
    (Leo Rosten)
     
  2392. I may be crazy but it keeps me from going insane.
    (Waylon Jennings)
     
  2393. A question that sometimes drives me hazy:
          am I or are the others crazy?
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  2394. Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works.
    (Thomas J. Peters)
     
  2395. Just this morning it came to me that all my needs are met. I listed the things that would make me happy to do today and then transformed my to do list and my day into a song!
    (Patricia Hamilton)
     
  2396. 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.
    (G. K. Chesterton)
     
  2397. The trouble with facts is that there are so many of them.
    (Samuel McChord Crothers)
     
  2398. We would never do anything that didn't make our heart sing!... And so you say, "But that choice doesn't seem to be there. There's this choice that doesn't make my heart sing, or sort of staying where I am. So what should I do?" And we say, we'd hang around and wait for something that makes our heart sing — and then we'd jump in with all four feet.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2399. The more honesty a man has, the less he affects the air of a saint.
    (Johann Lavater)
     
  2400. An isolated outbreak of virginity is a rash on the face of society. It arouses only pity from the married, and embarrassment from the single.
    (Charlotte Bingham)
     
  2401. Leadership ... the ability to see what no one else sees, to listen when others talk and the ability to be optimistic when others are pessimistic.
    (George W. Cummings)
     
  2402. It is what we think we know already that prevents us from learning.
    (Claude Bernard)
     
  2403. I believe in the Ten Commandments. The first one, "I am the Lord thy God." is a good one, if it isn't said by the wrong people
    (Bob Dylan)
     
  2404. It is the denial of death that is partially responsible for people living empty, purposeless lives; for when you live as if you'll live forever, it becomes too easy to postpone the things you know that you must do.
    (Elizabeth Kubler Ross)
     
  2405. It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept.
    (Bill Watterson)
     
  2406. Know thyself? If I knew myself, I'd run away.
    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
     
  2407. Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
    (Kahlil Gibran)
     
  2408. Love can never give too much, But those of us who love Can give in too much.
    (Alfred Stuart, Jr.)
     
  2409. We catch frightful glimpses of ourselves in the hostile eyes of others.
    (Mignon McLaughlin)
     
  2410. Nothing is more useless and frustrating than trying to make sense of life without first making sense of oneself.
    (Vernon Howard)
     
  2411. The wise accumulate wisdom;
         fools get stupider by the day.
    (Proverbs 14:24)
     
  2412. It is not the greatness of a man's means that makes him independent, so much as the smallness of his wants.
    (William Cobbett)
     
  2413. The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
    (John Kenneth Galbraith)
     
  2414. Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms, to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
    (Victor Frankl)
     
  2415. If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
    (Thomas Edison)
     
  2416. Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.
    (Orison Swett Marden)
     
  2417. To fight fear, act. To increase fear, wait, put off, postpone.
    (David Joseph Schwartz)
     
  2418. If Yosemite is a cathedral, is there any problem with playing Bingo in the fellowship hall?
    (Peter Hoss)
     
  2419. A little faith will bring your soul to heaven, but a lot of faith will bring heaven to your soul.
    (Dwight L. Moody)
     
  2420. If you live long enough, the venerability factor creeps in; first, you get accused of things you never did, and later, credited for virtues you never had.
    (I. F. Stone)
     
  2421. You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.
    (Mary Manin Morrissey)
     
  2422. Procrastination is the fear of success. People procrastinate because they are afraid of the success that they know will result if they move ahead now. Because success is heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it is much easier to procrastinate and live on the "someday I'll" philosophy.
     
  2423. Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future.
    (Marilyn Ferguson)
     
  2424. The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.
    (Bishop Mandell Creighton)
     
  2425. If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
    (J.M. Power)
     
  2426. It really doesn't matter how many classes you attend, what you read or what you say.If you are not willing to do something different, nothing will change.
    (Marie Kane and Kay Hunt; 'Heart Thoughts.)
     
  2427. Ideas without action are worthless.
    (
    Helen Keller)
     
  2428. If you put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2429. Rule your mind or it will rule you.
    (Horace)
     
  2430. Don't waste your life in doubts and fears: spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours or ages that follow it.
    (
    Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  2431. It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.
    (Author Unknown)
     
  2432. There is only one thing a philosopher can be relied upon to do, and that is to contradict other philosophers.
    (William James)
     
  2433. To live lightheartedly but not recklessly; to be gay without being boisterous; to be courageous without being bold; to show trust and cheerful resignation without fatalism — this is the art of living.
    (Jean De La Fontaine)
     
  2434. A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears.
    (Woodrow Wyatt)
     
  2435. All of us are watchers — of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the freeway — but few are observers. Everyone is looking, not many are seeing
    (Peter M. Leschak)
     
  2436. He who sings, frightens away all his ills.
    (Traditional Saying)
     
  2437. Emotionally looking back at 2009 and thinking that this may well have been the worst year of my life. Upon reflection, I realized there are a good half-dozen reasons as to why this may have been the BEST year of my life. And each of those great moments was a direct result of having overcome the bad ones.
    (David A. York)
     
  2438. Bitterness has a shelf life longer than a twinkie.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2439. Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
    (John Kenneth Galbraith)
     
  2440. Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege.
    (Unknown)
     
  2441. Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living.
    (Nicholas Negroponte)
     
  2442. It is true that you can have anything in life that you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.
    (Zig Ziglar)
     
  2443. If you have a good enough reason, you will get results. If you have a good enough reason, you'll do almost anything. You have to find that reason.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2444. Even too much sunshine can be devastating, while only with rain can growth occur. Accept both as part of the growing process in the garden of life.
    (Donald S. Neviaser)
     
  2445. The one thing you still have is your life and the freedom to choose. Failure in life is inevitable, and you must fail in life unless you live your life so cautiously that your life is not worth living at all, and thus living the greatest failure of all.
    (JK Rowling)
     
  2446. In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
    (Lee Iacocca)
     
  2447. When you focus on something negative, whether it be a complaint or problem you have, you attract negative energy to you. If you want to be healthy, surround yourself with healthy people and think of yourself as healthy, and you will gravitate towards health. If you want less negative stress in your life, then seek balanced individuals who will not be energy vampires.
    (Michael Pound)
     
  2448. Stress is not what happens to us. It's our response to what happens. And response is something we can choose.
    (Maureen Killoran)
     
  2449. I've been where you are now and I know just how you feel. It's entirely natural that there should beat in the breast of every one of you a hope and desire that some day you can use the skill you have acquired here. Suppress it! You don't know the horrible aspects of war. I've been through two wars and I know. I've seen cities and homes in ashes. I've seen thousands of men lying on the ground, their dead faces looking up at the skies. I tell you, war is Hell!
    (William Tecumseh Sherman), to the graduating class of the Michigan Military Academy, June 19, 1879)
     
  2450. You remember when Tiger Woods' first mistress was getting photographed? I'm looking for the sunglasses she wore.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2451. Even a blind dog can find a bone every so often.
    (Alexi Sayle)
     
  2452. Your hands are tied in action, but your hands are not tied in imagination — and everything springs forth from the imagination. Everything.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2453. What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  2454. No wise man ever wished to be younger.
    (Jonathan Swift)
     
  2455. I have given two cousins to war and I stand ready to sacrifice my wife's brother.
    (Artemus Ward)
     
  2456. I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
    (Galileo Galilei)
     
  2457. I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.
    (Mother Theresa)
     
  2458. Speak those things that are not as though they were.
    (Jerry Hanoum)
     
  2459. We always hear about the haves and the have-nots. Why don't we hear about the doers and the do-nots.
    (Thomas Sewell)
     
  2460. Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught.
    (J. C. Watts)
     
  2461. The great tragedy of Science — the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
    (Thomas H. Huxley)
     
  2462. The haste of a fool is the slowest thing in the world.
    (Thomas Shadwell)
     
  2463. Trying is a part of failing. If you are afraid to fail then you're afraid to try.
    (Mrs. Cunningham)
     
  2464. If you know that all is well, you know all you need to know. And if you know life is supposed to be fun, you know more than almost anybody else knows. And if you know that the way you feel is your indicator of how connected you are to Source, then you know that which only a handful of Deliberate Creators, respective to the total population, really know.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2465. When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.
    (Abraham Lincoln)
     
  2466. The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums.
    (G. K. Chesterton)
     
  2467. When you drive around the city and come to a red light or a stop sign, you can just sit back and make use of these twenty or thirty seconds to relax — to breathe in, breathe out, and enjoy arriving in the present moment. There are many things like that we can do.
    (Thich Nhat Hanh)
     
  2468. Next to the young, I suppose the very old are the most selfish.
    (William M. Thackeray)
     
  2469. Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
    (Margaret Thatcher)
     
  2470. The perfect creative stance is satisfaction where I am, and eagerness for more.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2471. Passion is in all great searches and is necessary to all creative endeavors.
    (W. Eugene Smith)
     
  2472. So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.
    (Jiddu Krishnamurti)
     
  2473. Once you've decided that you want something, the opposite of it is going to be very much a part of your awareness too.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2474. Truth is an agreed upon way of lying.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2475. The unexamined life is not worth living.
    (Socrates)
     
  2476. If you're alive, you got to flap your arms and legs, you got to jump around a lot, you got to make a lot of noise, because life is the very opposite of death. And therefore, as I see it, if you're quiet, you're not living. You've got to be noisy, or at least your thoughts should be noisy and colorful and lively.
    (Mel Brooks)
     
  2477. Everybody should have his personal sounds to listen for — sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive or quiet and calm .... One of the greatest sounds of them all — and to me it is a sound — is utter, complete silence.
    (Andre Kostelanetz)
     
  2478. Nowadays most men lead lives of noisy desperation.
    (James Thurber)
     
  2479. All noise is waste. So cultivate quietness in your speech, in your thoughts, in your emotions. Speak habitually low. Wait for attention and then your low words will be charged with dynamite.
    (Elbert Hubbard)
     
  2480. Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.
    (Katharine Hepburn)
     
  2481. Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
    (Voltaire)
     
  2482. Tradition inspires; traditionism slays.
    (Don Huntington)
     
  2483. The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.
    (Dawson Trotman)
     
  2484. That judging, vengeful God is manufactured from humans' place of deepest despair.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2485. With brick upon brick, we wall ourselves in
         (Because, Lord, we're not like those "others")
    Till one day we see that we've not kept out sin
         But walled out our sisters and brothers.
    (Gustafson)
     
  2486. There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
    (Mary Wilson Little)
     
  2487. True wisdom is less presuming than folly. The wise man doubteth often, and changeth his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubteth not; he knoweth all things but his own ignorance.
    (Akhenaton)
     
  2488. Success is not being done; not being complete. Success is still dreaming and feeling positive in the unfolding.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2489. We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
    (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
     
  2490. Make a decision of what you want, give your attention there, find the feeling place of it — and you're there instantly. There is no reason for you to suffer or struggle your way to or through anything.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2491. A dwarf on a giant's shoulders sees farther of the two
    (George Herbert)
     
  2492. Expectations are premeditated resentment.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2493. To offer no resistance to life (acceptance) is to be in a state of grace, ease and lightness. This state is then no longer dependent upon things being a certain way, good or bad....
    (Echart Tolle)
     
  2494. Throughout life we meet people who we feel comfortable with. We may pick one and decide to put them before the others. Sometimes this relationship lasts a long time, and sometimes they take an unexpected and unfavorable turn.
          However, every so often, you come across a person who beyond physical attraction you feel a deep connection with, and something magical happens.
         You find yourself spending most of your time secretly hoping that the other person is feeling the same love.
         Once this emotion is revealed, you have the potential of forming a bond immeasurable by mane.
         A unification so strong that it prevails over all of life's tribulations.
         It is the key to an eternal relationship.
    (Michael A. Pound)
     
  2495. Let your joy scream across the pain.
    (Elizabeth Wilder)
     
  2496. The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
    (Jim Rohn)
     
  2497. There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)
     
  2498. No outward thing — nothing, nobody from without — can hurt me inside, psychologically. I recognized that I could only be hurt psychologically by my own wrong actions, which I have control over; by my own wrong reactions (they are tricky, but I have control over them too); or by my own inaction in some situations, like the present world situation, that need action from me. When I recognized all this how free I felt! And I just stopped hurting myself.
    (Mildred Lisette Norman)
     
  2499. The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.
    (Theodore I. Rubin)
     
  2500. A positive mind creates a positive life.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2501. If we were not all so interested in ourselves, life would be so uninteresting that none of us would be able to endure it.
    (Arthur Schopenhauer)
     
  2502. Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
    (Don Marquis)
     
  2503. By the time we've made it, we've had it.
    (Malcolm Forbes)
     
  2504. Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth.
    (Ludwig Borne)
     
  2505. Can you imagine a world without men? No crime and lots of happy, fat women.
    (Nicole Hollander)
     
  2506. I was neurotic for years.
    I was anxious and depressed and selfish.
         Everyone kept telling me to change. I resented them and I agreed with them, and I wanted to change, but simply couldn't, no matter how hard I tried. Then one day someone said to me, "Don't change. I love you just as you are." Those words were music to my ears: "Don't change, Don't change. Don't change . . . I love you as you are." I relaxed. I came alive. And suddenly I changed!
    (Anthony de Mello)
     
  2507. If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
    (Marcus Aurelius)
     
  2508. I never had anything against the government until I had to deal with it.
    (Hil Oehlmann)
     
  2509. An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today.
    (Laurence J. Peter)
     
  2510. The cyclone derives its powers from a calm center. So does a person.
    (Norman Vincent Peale)
     
  2511. There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.
    (Louis L'Amour)
     
  2512. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was within me an invincible summer.
    (Albert Camus)
     
  2513. The best things carried to excess are wrong.
    (Charles Churchill)
     
  2514. So loud each tongue, so empty was each head, / So much they talked, so very little said.
    (Charles Churchill)
     
  2515. Read not to contradict and refute, nor to believe and take for granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider.
    (Francis Bacon)
     
  2516. The measure of choosing well, is, whether a man likes and finds good in what he has chosen.
    (Charles Lamb)
     
  2517. I am determined that my children shall be brought up in their father's religion, if they can find out what it is.
    (Charles Lamb)
     
  2518. If you give me a hug before you die, I'll be okay.
    (Justin Huff)
     
  2519. We lost the value of leadership. You manage things; you lead people.
    (Dov Seidman)
     
  2520. If anybody says he can think about quantum physics without getting giddy, that only shows he has not understood the first thing about them.
    (Niels Bohr)
     
  2521. If quantum mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you, you haven't understood it yet.
    (Niels Bohr)
     
  2522. Today, it takes more brains and effort to make out the income-tax form than it does to make the income.
    (Alfred E. Neuman)
     
  2523. The glory of young men is their strength, and the beauty of old men is their gray head.
    (Bible)
     
  2524. Fear knocked at the door and faith answered. No one was there.
    (Old English proverb)
     
  2525. Expose yourself to your deepest fear;
    After that, fear has no power,
    And the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes.
    You are free.
    (Jim Morrison)
     
  2526. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.... The danger lies in refusing to face the fear, in not daring to come to grips with it.... You must make yourself succeed every time. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
    (Eleanor Roosevelt)
     
  2527. We tell lies when we are afraid... afraid of what we don't know, afraid of what others will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger.
    (Ted Williams)
     
  2528. Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.
    (G. K. Chesterton)
     
  2529. Melancholy, indeed, should be diverted by every means but drinking.
    (Samuel Johnson)
     
  2530. Where there is much light, the shadow is deep.
    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
     
  2531. A hotel isn't like a home, but it's better than being a house guest.
    (William Feather)
     
  2532. There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
    (Shakespeare)
     
  2533. College isn't the place to go for ideas.
    (Helen Keller)
     
  2534. If you aren't good at loving yourself, you'll have a hard time loving ANYONE, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving yourself.
    (Barbara De Angelis)
     
  2535. Empty pockets never held anyone back.
    Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
    Norman Vincent Peale)
     
  2536. People need motivation to do anything.
    I don't think human beings learns anything without desperation.
    (Jim Carrey)
     
  2537. There is only one cause of unhappiness: the false beliefs you have in your head, beliefs so widespread, so commonly held, that it never occurs to you to question them.
    (Anthony de Mello)
     
  2538. You need only do three things in this country to avoid poverty — finish high school, marry before having a child, and marry after the age of 20. Only 8 percent of the families who do this are poor; 79 percent of those who fail to do this are poor.
    (William Galston
     
  2539. A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices.
    (William James)
     
  2540. Greatitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.
    (Doris Day)
     
  2541. Find the good and praise it.
    (Alex Haley)
     
  2542. Stand up and walk out of your history.
    (Phil McGraw)
     
  2543. Pile up too many tomorrows and you'll find that you've collected nothing but a bunch of empty yesterdays.
    (The Music Man)
     
  2544. What is it that I do want?
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2545. Wildness can be a way of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures; a part of the geography of hope.
    (Wallace Stegner)
     
  2546. Pain is what it took to teach me to pay attention. In times of pain, when the future is too terrifying to contemplate and the past too painful to remember, I have learned to pay attention to right now. In the exact now, we are all, always, all right. I am breathing in and out. Realizing this, I began to notice that each moment was not without its beauty.
    (Julie Cameron)
     
  2547. Are you so busy getting to the future that the present is reduced to a means of getting there? Stress is caused by being 'here' but wanting to be in the future. It's a split that tears you apart inside.... The more you are focused on time — the past and future — the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.... Always say "Yes" to the present moment.
    (Eckhart Tolle)
     
  2548. Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves, regret for the past and fear of the future.
    (Fulton Oursler)
     
  2549. Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
    (Frank Scully)
     
  2550. I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them.
    (George Eliot)
     
  2551. He has half the deed done who has made a beginning.
    (Horace)
     
  2552. Don't be concerned that you may make a fatal choice, because there aren't any of those. You are always finding your balance. It's a never ending process.
    (
    Esther Hicks)
     
  2553. The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
    (Sir William Osler)
     
  2554. Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
    (Will Durant)
     
  2555. In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you love? How deeply did you learn to let go?
    (Buddha)
     
  2556. Let go. Why do you cling to pain?
    There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love?
    (Dr. Leo Buscaglia)[FORGIVENESS]
     
  2557. It's better to get mugged than to live a life of fear.
    (Freeman Dyson)
     
  2558. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
    (Regina Brett)
     
  2559. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
    (Regina Brett)
     
  2560. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
    (Regina Brett)
     
  2561. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
    (Regina Brett)
     
  2562. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
    (Regina Brett)
     
  2563. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
    (Regina Brett)
     
  2564. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
    (Regina Brett)
     
  2565. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
    (Regina Brett)
     
  2566. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
    (Regina Brett)
     
  2567. Forgive everyone everything.
    (Regina Brett)
     
  2568. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
    (Regina Brett)
     
  2569. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
    (Regina Brett)
     
  2570. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
    (Regina Brett)
     
  2571. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
    (Regina Brett)
     
  2572. Don Huntington is God's original masterpiece.
    (Myself)
     
  2573. Our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength.
    (Charles H. Spurgeon)
     
  2574. The thing that most people do not understand, is that you get to control the way you feel, because you get to choose the thoughts you think. Most people think that they only have the option of responding to the circumstances that surround them. And that's what makes them attempt the impossible, which is to control the circumstances around them, which only feeds their feeling of frustration and vulnerability, because it doesn't take very much life experience to discover you can't control all of those circumstances. But you can control your vibration. And when you control your vibration, you've controlled everything that has anything to do with you.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2575. You see, you're giving others too much power as you even acknowledge how they make you feel. What you've got to decide is how I'm going to feel. We would go to a Virtual Reality and we would practice feeling good. Manifestations come on the heels of what you've conjured in thought.
    (Esther Hicks)
     
  2576. Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.
    (Dr Joyce Brothers)
     
  2577. History is nothing but a pack of tricks that we play upon the dead.
    (Voltaire)
     
  2578. If being wealthy is taken to mean having the means to satisfy one's every want, all but the very poor can become rich as thou at a single stroke of a magician's wand, simply by ceasing to want more than is really necessary for sustaining life. By being content with little and not giving a rap for what the neighbours think, one can attain a very large measure of freedom, shedding care and worry in a trice.
    (John Blofeld)[MATERIALISM]
     
  2579. I mistrust the judgment of every man in a case in which his own wishes are concerned.
    (Wellington)
     
  2580. God chose to limit the intelligence of man, but not to limit his stupidity.
    (Adelai Stevenson)
     
  2581. Who you are when you are in trouble is who you really are.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2582. I would like to have engraved inside every wedding band 'Be kind to one another.' This is the Golden Rule of Marriage and the secret of making love last through the years.
    (Randolph Ray)
     
  2583. Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other.
    (Laurence Sterne)
     
  2584. Procrastination is opportunity's natural assassin.
    (Victor Kiam)
     
  2585. People don't care how much you know unless they know how much you care
    (Anonymous)
     
  2586. Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
    (Robert Louis Stevenson)
     
  2587. A little less complaint and whining, and a little more dogged work and manly striving, would do us more credit than a thousand civil rights bills.
    (W. E. B. Dubois)
     
  2588. The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces
    (Anonymous)
     
  2589. Rage is the only quality which has kept me, or anybody I have ever studied, writing columns for newspapers.
    (Jimmy Breslin)
     
  2590. I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
    (Umberto Eco)
     
  2591. Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.
    (Jane Wagner)
     
  2592. Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
    (Franklin P. Adams)
     
  2593. Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
    (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
     
  2594. It hardly matters what you say to people who are not listening.
    (Ann Landers)
     
  2595. Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.
    (Edward Everett)
     
  2596. Many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2597. A man who is contented with what he has done will never become famous for what he will do.
    (Fred Estabrook)
     
  2598. Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
     
  2599. Ignorance breeds fear. The more you learn about your subject, the less fear it holds for you.
    (Brian Tracy)
     
  2600. When the newspapers have got nothing else to talk about, they cut loose on the young. The young are always news. If they are up to something, that's news. If they aren't, that's news too.
    (Kenneth Rexroth)
     
  2601. It is usually imagination that is wounded, rather than the heart, being much more sensitive.
    (Henry David Thoreau)
     
  2602. Be thorough in all you do; and remember that although ignorance often may be innocent, pretension is always despicable.
    (William E. Gladstone)
     
  2603. The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.
    (Stephen R. Covey)
     
  2604. You can get control of your tasks and activities only to the degree that you stop doing some things and start spending more time on the few activities that can really make a difference in your life.
    (Brian Tracy)
     
  2605. Never make someone a priority who only considers you an option.
    (Og Mandino)
     
  2606. The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.
    (JD Salinger)
     
  2607. If you pray for Love, be loving. If you pray for Wealth, be generous. If you pray for Health, practice health.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2608. There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.
    (Oscar Wilde)
     
  2609. Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.
    (Samuel Rutherford)
     
  2610. The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want now.
    (Zig Ziglar)[PRIORITY]
     
  2611. Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.
    (Lin Yu Tang)[PRIORITY]
     
  2612. Success is only another form of failure if we forget what our priorities should be.
    (Harry Lloyd)
     
  2613. In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
    (Stephen Jay Gould)
     
  2614. People go through life with fixed ideas; they never change. They're just not aware of what's going on. They might as well be a block of wood, or a rock, a talking, walking, thinking machine. That's not human. They are puppets, jerked around by all kinds of things. Press a button and you get a reaction.
    (Anthony de Mello)
     
  2615. Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over the senses of the soul.
    (Michel de Montaigne)
     
  2616. Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.
    (Ernest Holmes) [ATTITUDE]
     
  2617. The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
    (Thomas Merton)
     
  2618. About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
    (Josh Billings)[CREATIVITY]
     
  2619. It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
    (Voltaire)[POLITICS]
     
  2620. Habit rules the unreflecting herd.
    (William Wordsworth)
     
  2621. Money makes us the person we always were.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2622. Success is when you're loved and respected the most by the people who know you the best.
    (John Maxwell))
     
  2623. When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
    (P. J. O'Rourke) [POLITICS]
     
  2624. Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.
    (Ben Hecht)
     
  2625. In the business world, everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
    (Harold Geneen) [SUCCESS]
     
  2626. The open-minded see the truth in different things: the narrow-minded see only the differences.
    (Anonymous) [FAITH]
     
  2627. The best man in his dwelling loves the earth. In his heart, he loves what is profound. In his associations, he loves humanity. In his words, he loves faithfulness. In government, he loves order. In handling affairs, he loves competence. In his activities, he loves timeliness. It is because he does not compete that he is without reproach. (Lao-Tze) [POLITICS]
     
  2628. It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others.
    (Deitrich Bonhoeffer)
     
  2629. Happy Easter to our Christian friends; Happy Passover to our Jewish friends; To our atheist friends..., good luck.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2630. If you can't sleep don't count sheep; talk to the shepherd.
    (Anonymous) [PRAYER]
     
  2631. Adam blaimed Eve; Eve blaimed the snake; the snake didn't have a leg to stand one
    (Anonymous)
     
  2632. There are some questions that can't be answered by Google.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2633. It's better to sweat for peace than to bleed in war.
    (Written on the wall of an aircraft carrier)
     
  2634. That's the thing about faith. If you don't have it you can't understand it. And if you do, no explanation is necessary.
    (Major Kira Nerys)
     
  2635. There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage.
    (Martin Luther)
     
  2636. Evil does not exist. It is like darkness and cold. God does not create evil. Evil is what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2637. It took the church 400 years to admit they were wrong about Galileo. Meaning that just because you are powerful doesn't make you right. Though it clearly allows you to be wrong a long time.
    (Mallet)
     
  2638. If God wanted me to bend over He would have put diamonds on the floor.
    (Joan Rivers) [EXERCISE]
     
  2639. When you say you'll meet someone at 11:00 AM, be there at 10:45. When you promise a check on the 30th, send it on the 28th. Whatever you agree to do, do it a bit more. Start with your employees, then extend it to everyone you deal with. News will soon get around that you are a person of your word.
    (Charles Prestwich Scott)
     
  2640. Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity is buried.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2641. Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual.
    (George Santayana)
     
  2642. Heavenly Father, today I choose to hope in You even when everything around me looks hopeless. I invite You to breathe Your life into the impossible circumstances around me. Have Your way in and through me as I dedicate every part of my heart and mind to You. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    (Laura Page)
     
  2643. There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.
    (Calvin — Bill Waterson)
     
  2644. Who is more busy than he who hath least to do?
    (John Clarke)
     
  2645. I believe that Evolution is a good scientific theory, even though Evolutionism is terrible theology — and is based upon lousy science, as well.
    I also believe that Creation is a marvelous biblical doctrine, even though Creationism is horrible scientific theory — and is based upon lousy biblical exegesis, as well.
    (Don Huntington)
     
  2646. Profits are like breathing. You have to have them. But who would stay alive just to breathe?
    (Maurice Mascaranhas)
     
  2647. Be gentle to all, and stern with yourself.
    (St. Teresa of Avila)
     
  2648. Contentment is a pearl of great price, and whoever procures it at the expense of ten thousand desires makes a wise and a happy purchase.
    (John Balguy)
     
  2649. To stay young, try to hang out with young people; to die young, try to stay up with them.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2650. I'm a recovering people-pleaser
    (Anonymous)
     
  2651. The great thing about human language is that it prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand.
    (Lewis Thomas)
     
  2652. People who get nostalgic about childhood were obviously never children.
    (Bill Watterson)
     
  2653. Experience increases our wisdom but doesn't reduce our follies.
    (Josh Billings)
     
  2654. Middle Age is that perplexing time of life when we hear two voices calling us, one saying, ''Why not?'' and the other, ''Why bother?''
    (Sidney J. Harris)
     
  2655. A Bible falling apart is a sign of a life that isn't.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2656. Pity makes the world soft to the weak and noble to the strong.
    (Sir Edwin Arnold)
     
  2657. A lady at Bertrand Russell's birthday party, 'What will you do, Bertie, if it turns out you're wrong? What will you say to Him?'
    Russell was delighted with the question. He pointed a finger upward and cried, 'Why, I should say, 'God, you gave us insufficient evidence.'
    (Al Seckel)
     
  2658. Love can hope where reason would despair.
    (George, Lord Lyttleton)
     
  2659. A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.
    (Abraham J. Heschel)
     
  2660. All earthly delights are sweeter in expectation than in enjoyment; but all spiritual pleasures more in fruition than in expectation.
    (Francois Fenelon)
     
  2661. First you're an unknown, then you write one book and you move up to obscurity.
    (Martin Myers)
     
  2662. We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause.
    (William James)[WAR]
     
  2663. The Delphic oracle said I was the wisest of all the Greeks. It is because I alone, of all the Greeks, know that I know nothing.
    (Socrates)
     
  2664. Knowledge is that which, next to virtue, truly raises one person above another.
    (Joseph Addison)
     
  2665. Life doesn't happen to you; it happens for you.
    (Byron Katie)
     
  2666. You can't trust a promise someone makes while they're drunk, in love, hungry, or running for office.
    (Joe Moore)[POLITICS]
     
  2667. Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
    (John Quincy Adams)
     
  2668. There can be a fundamental gulf of gracelessness in a human heart which neither our love nor our courage can bridge.
    (Patrick Campbell)
     
  2669. Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.
    (Barbara De Angelis)
     
  2670. An open mind is an open heart.
    (Byron Katie)
     
  2671. If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door.
    (Paul Beatty)
     
  2672. Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.
    (George Soros)
     
  2673. The tears of those repenting are the wine of angels.
    ( St. Bernard)
     
  2674. Use, do not abuse; neither abstinence nor excess ever renders man happy.
    (Voltaire)[MODERATION]
     
  2675. To believe in God is impossible not to believe in Him is absurd.
    (Voltaire)
     
  2676. The world embarrasses me, and I cannot dream that this watch exists and has no watchmaker.
    (Voltaire)
     
  2677. Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.
    (Voltaire)
     
  2678. Of all religions, the Christian should of course inspire the most tolerance, but until now Christians have been the most intolerant of all men.
    (Voltaire)
     
  2679. Let us read and let us dance — two amusements that will never do any harm to the world.
    (Voltaire)
     
  2680. It is not sufficient to see and to know the beauty of a work. We must feel and be affected by it.
    (Voltaire)[ART]
     
  2681. It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.
    (Voltaire)[SEX]
     
  2682. In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.
    (Voltaire)[POLITICS]
     
  2683. I hate women because they always know where things are.
    (Voltaire)
     
  2684. God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.
    (Voltaire)
     
  2685. Better is the enemy of good.
    (Voltaire)
     
  2686. Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.
    (Voltaire)
     
  2687. Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
    (Voltaire)
     
  2688. As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
    (Voltaire)
     
  2689. Ten things you cannot do
    You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
    You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
    You cannot help little men by tearing down big men.
    You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
    You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
    You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money.
    You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
    You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn.
    You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence.
    You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.

    (Rev. William John Henry Boetcker)
     
  2690. Most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule, be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  2691. No matter how high you sit, you still sit on your rear end.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2692. Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later...that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty and, perhaps love, adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life.
    (Tom Wolfe)
     
  2693. Anything translatable into simpler words in the same language is bad.
    (Bryan A. Garner)
     
  2694. Though by whim, envy, or resentment led, they damn those authors whom they never read.
    (Sir Winston Churchill)
     
  2695. Ignorance is a voluntary misfortune.
    (Nicholas Ling)
     
  2696. No man can climb out beyond the limitations of his own character.
    (John Morley) [SIN GRACE]
     
  2697. Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.
    (Henri Frederic Amiel)
     
  2698. A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high virtues of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of higher obligation.
    (Thomas Jefferson)
     
  2699. Repentance is not something God demands of you before He will take you back...; it is simply a description of what going back is like.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  2700. I think I could have made the NBA myself, if only I had better size, strength, athleticism, court vision, work ethic, shooting ability, and experience playing basketball, or any sport (not to mention the intangibles, which I also lack).
    (Mark Peters)
     
  2701. The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese.
    (Jon Hammond)
     
  2702. Nations have recently been led to borrow billions for war; no nation has ever borrowed largely for education. Probably, no nation is rich enough to pay for both war and civilization. We must make our choice; we cannot have both.
    (Abraham Flexner)
     
  2703. There's Only One of Us Here.
    (Dan Shafer)
     
  2704. We know that in the human condition, you cannot experience emotional distress and emotional uplift at the same time. When you're experiencing mirth, you are not experiencing depression, anxiety or anger.
    (Steven Sultanoff)
     
  2705. There are no whole truths; all truths are half- truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil.
    (Alfred North Whitehead)
     
  2706. Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address.
    (Lane Olinghouse)
     
  2707. True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
    (Dave Tyson Gentry)
     
  2708. It always takes a person much longer to tell you what he thinks than what he knows.
    (proverb)
     
  2709. It was absolutely marvelous working for Wolfgang Pauli. You could ask him anything. There was no worry that he would think a particular question was stupid, since he thought all questions were stupid.
    (Victor Weisskopf)
     
  2710. The truth only irritates those it enlightens, but does not convert.
    (Pasquier Quesnel)
     
  2711. Life is easier to take than you think; all that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable and bear the intolerable.
    (Kathleen Norris) [PATIENCE]
     
  2712. Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
    (Anonymous)[ELEGANCE]
     
  2713. We make God in our image and we're left with a god who can never surprise us, never overwhelm us, nor astonish us, nor transcend us.
    (A.W. Tozer)
     
  2714. I show up, I listen, and I try to laugh.
    (Ann Quindlen)
     
  2715. Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, But faith looks up! Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly and trust in our Creator who loves us.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2716. If at first you don't succeed, do it the way your wife told you!
    (Anononymous)
     
  2717. I don't care how poor and inefficient a little country is; they like to run their own business. I know men that would make my wife a better husband than I am; but, darn it, I'm not going to give her to 'em.
    (Will Rogers)
     
  2718. When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.
    (George Bernard Shaw)
     
  2719. No matter how smart you are, you spend much of your day being an idiot.
    (Scott Adams)
     
  2720. Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal, eloquence, or learning.
    (Frederick W. Faber)
     
  2721. She's so demanding she makes the boy who cried wolf seem like a Zen Yogi.
    (Dan Shafer)
     
  2722. Once you get people laughing, they're listening and you can tell them almost anything.
    (Herbert Gardner) [HUMOR]
     
  2723. The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy — I mean that if you are happy you will be good.
    (Bertrand Russell)
     
  2724. The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
    (Aesop)
     
  2725. A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
    (Anatole France)
     
  2726. I'm a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.
    (Antonio Gramsci)
     
  2727. Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
    (Leo Tolstoy)
     
  2728. There are no problems — just things to do!
    (Anonymous)
     
  2729. Correct grammar and syntax are of no importance so long as one makes one's meaning clear.
    (George Orwell)
     
  2730. The Universe is an ultimately friendly place; we only need the faith to be able to see the goodness that always lies behind any facade of evil or pain, no matter how vivid they may seem.
    (Hugo Maiocco)
     
  2731. Be the kind of person that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says "Oh crap, he's up."
    (Anonymous)
     
  2732. It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.
    (Walter Bagehot)
     
  2733. A life of pleasure makes even the strongest mind frivolous at last.
    (Edward Bulwer-Lytton)
     
  2734. To establish ourselves in the world, we have to do all we can to appear established. To succeed in the world, we do everything we can to appear successful.
    (Francois la Rochefoucauld)
     
  2735. Sturgeon's Law: Nothing is always absolutely so.
    (Theodore Sturgeon)
     
  2736. Sturgeon's Revelation: Ninety percent of everything is crap.
    (Theodore Sturgeon)
     
  2737. Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.
    (David Starr Jordan)
     
  2738. I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches. If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise, since everyone suffers. To suffering must be added mourning, understanding, patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.
    (Anne Spencer Morrow Lindbergh)
     
  2739. I either get what I want or I change my mind.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2740. Suspicion is a heavy armor and with its weight it impedes more than it protects.
    (Robert Burns) [TRUST]
     
  2741. Any clod can have the facts, but having opinions is an art.
    (Charles McCabe)
     
  2742. Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.
    (Doug Larson)
     
  2743. Given a choice between two theories, take the one which is funnier.
    (Blore's Razor)
     
  2744. Now is the time for all good men to come to.
    (Walt Kelly)
     
  2745. A bore is a man who deprives you of solitude without providing you with company.
    (Gian Vincenzo Gravina)
     
  2746. In due season will I speak, not out of season. In truth will I speak, not in falsehood. Gently will I speak, not harshly. To one's profit will I speak, not to one's loss. With kindly intent will I speak, not in anger.
    (Buddha)
     
  2747. Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be.
    (William Hazlitt)
     
  2748. I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
    (Thomas Jefferson)
     
  2749. Every person who has become successful has simply formed the habit of doing things that failures dislike doing and will not do.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2750. I have wept in the night for the shortness of sight
         that to somebody's need made me blind;
    But I never have yet Felt a tinge of regret
         For being a little too kind.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2751. Our life on earth is, and ought to be, material and carnal. But we have not yet learned to manage our materialism and carnality properly; they are still entangled with the desire for ownership.
    (Edward M. Forster)
     
  2752. A man who is of 'sound mind' is one who keep the inner mad man under lock and key.
    (Petrarch)
     
  2753. Prostitutes are in no danger of finding their present life so satisfactory that they cannot turn to God: the proud, the avaricious, the self-righteous, are in that danger.
    (C. S. Lewis)[PRIDE PROUD]
     
  2754. I don't know that I ever wanted greatness, on its own. It seems rather like wanting to be an engineer, rather than wanting to design something — or wanting to be a writer, rather than wanting to write. It should be a by-product, not a thing in itself. Otherwise, it's just an ego trip.
    (Roger Zelazny)
     
  2755. The progress of the world is the history of men who would not permit defeat to speak the final word.
    (Joseph R. Sizoo)
     
  2756. If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
    (Noam Chomsky)
     
  2757. Getting older is no problem. You just have to live long enough.
    (Groucho Marx) [AGING]
     
  2758. Time's fun when you're having flies.
    (Kermit the Frog)
     
  2759. Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog; fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only the wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion.
    (Robertson Davies)
     
  2760. A waste of time is the most extravagant and costly of all expenses.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2761. The volume in the abortion debate has been stuck at "rancorous screaming" for so long that when it gets turned down, it's disorienting, like walking outside after a rock concert and trying to hear again.
    (Amy Sullivan)
     
  2762. Self discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something and you don't talk back.
    (W. K. Hope)
     
  2763. I like terra firma; the more firma, the less terra.
    (George S. Kaufman)
     
  2764. I view the amount of difficulty one experiences to be in direct proportion to his or her attachments to things or circumstances that are, by their very nature, temporary and transitory.
    (Christina Grant)
     
  2765. There is more computer power in a singing birthday card than was on board the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander!
    (Anonymous)
     
  2766. If our faith delivers us from worry, then worry is an insult flung in the face of God.
    (Robert Runcie)
     
  2767. You will always have to live with yourself, and it is to your best interest to see that you have good company — a clean, pure, straight, honest, upright, generous, magnanimous companion.
    (Orison Swett Marden)
     
  2768. Charm is the quality in others that makes us more satisfied with ourselves.
    (Henri-Frederic Amiel)
     
  2769. Leisure without literature is death and burial alive.
    (Seneca)
     
  2770. Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
    (Sloan Wilson)[POLITICS]
     
  2771. Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.
    (Frank Moore Colby)
     
  2772. To be vain of one's rank or place is to show that one is below it.
    (Leszczynski Stanislaus)
     
  2773. Earnestness is not by any means everything; it is very often a subtle form of pious pride because it is obsessed with the method and not with the Master.
    (Oswald Chambers)
     
  2774. You need a new word for how good a grandfather you are.
    (Adam Huntington)
     
  2775. If there's better to life than this, I don't know what it is.
    (Adam Huntington)
     
  2776. The primary task of a philosophy of religion is to find those questions that religion is the answer to.
    (Abraham J. Heschel)
     
  2777. There is still no cure for the common birthday.
    (John Glenn)
     
  2778. The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it.
    (Doris Day)
     
  2779. Fear is the gift from God to protect us from arrogance and to point us in the direction of grace.
    (Hugh Mayocco)
     
  2780. The world is not made up of atoms; it's made up of stories.
    (Muriel Rukeyser)
     
  2781. A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men 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.
    (Thomas Jefferson)[POLITICS]
     
  2782. life is not about wishing that storms will pass but learning to dance in the rain.
    (Vivian Greene)[JOY FEAR]
     
  2783. A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
    (Sir Winston Churchill)
     
  2784. Many think they have a kind heart who have only weak nerves.
    (Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach)[COURAGE FEAR]
     
  2785. Protons are heavier and take up less space. Such an idea is incapable of absorption by the human mind.
    (John Lardner)
     
  2786. The wise man questions the wisdom of others because he questions his own, the foolish man, because it is different from his own.
    (Leo Stein)
     
  2787. The most profound joy has more of gravity than of gaiety in it.
    (Michel de Montaigne)
     
  2788. We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
    (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
     
  2789. Live Passionately; Love Completely; Learn Humbly: Leave Boldly.
    (Kerry & Chris Shook)
     
  2790. The wise man has his foibles, as well as the fool. But the difference between them is, that the foibles of the one are known to himself and concealed from the world; and the foibles of the other are known to the world and concealed from himself.
    (John Mason)
     
  2791. Never explain — your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe it anyway.
    (Eric Hoffer)
     
  2792. A real friend never gets in your way, unless you happen to be on the way down.
    (Eric Hoffer)
     
  2793. A friend is someone you can do nothing with and enjoy it.
    (Eric Hoffer)
     
  2794. However much we guard ourselves against it, we tend to shape ourselves in the image others have of us. It is not so much the example of others we imitate, as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.
    (Eric Hoffer)
     
  2795. Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.
    (Laurens Van der Post)
     
  2796. If winds are the spirit of the sky's ocean, the clouds are the texture. Theirs is easily the most uninhibited dominion of the earth. Nothing in physical shape is too fantastic for them. They can be round as apples or as fine as string, as dense as a jungle, as wispy as a whiff of down, as mild as puddle water or as potent as the belch of a volcano. Some are thunderous anvils formed by violent up drafts from the warm earth. Some are ragged coattails of storms that have passed. Some are stagnant blankets of warm air resting on cold. I have seen clouds in the dawn that looked like a pink Sultan with his pale harem maidens and a yellow slob of eunuch lolling impotent in the background.
    (Guy Murchie)
     
  2797. Dear God, Your will, nothing more, nothing less, nothing else. Amen.
    (Bobby Richardson, and others)
     
  2798. The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all.
    (Desiderius Erasmus)
     
  2799. The first duty of every soul is to find not its freedom but its Master.
    (Peter T. Forsythe)
     
  2800. I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated.
    (Poul Anderson)
     
  2801. Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
    (Joan Crawford)
     
  2802. There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past.
    (George Carlin)
     
  2803. When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  2804. God's home is where we can hang our hurts.
    (Rebecca Barlow)
     
  2805. To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.
    (Aleister Crowley)
     
  2806. The value of compassion cannot be over-emphasized. Anyone can criticize. It takes a true believer to be compassionate. No greater burden can be borne by an individual than to know no one cares or understands.
    (Arthur H. Stainback)
     
  2807. The longest journey of any person is the journey inward.
    (Dag Hammerskjvld)
     
  2808. The difference between the right word and the almost right word is really a large matter...it is the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  2809. Liberty is being free from the things we don't like in order to be slaves of the things we do like.
    (Ernest Benn)
     
  2810. They that are on their guard and appear ready to receive their adversaries, are in much less danger of being attacked than the supine, secure, and negligent.
    (Ben Franklin)
     
  2811. The steam in the locomotive is to push the locomotive down the tracks. It isn't to toot the whistle.
    (Pastor Jerry)
     
  2812. Shepherds don't breed sheep; sheep breed sheep.
    (Jerry Hanoum)
     
  2813. Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  2814. The difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is how you use them.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2815. Have a mouth as sharp as a dagger but a heart as soft as tofu.
    (Chinese proverb)
     
  2816. Courage is fear that has said its prayers.
    (Dorothy Bernard)
     
  2817. A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.
    (Sidney J. Harris)
     
  2818. You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension and discipline are taken out of your life.
    (James G. Bilkey)
     
  2819. Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up.
    (Wilson Mizner)
     
  2820. It's not our mistakes that define us, it's what we do afterwards that counts the most.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2821. I believe that every human has a finite number of heart-beats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.
    (Buzz Aldrin) [HEALTH]
     
  2822. Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
    (Isaac Newton)
     
  2823. What a man is ashamed of is always at bottom himself; and he is ashamed of himself at bottom always for being afraid.
    (Robin G. Collingwood)
     
  2824. He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.
    (Confucius) [LOVE CHARITY]
     
  2825. I've given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages. You can't divorce a book.
    (Gloria Swanson)
     
  2826. I told my wife that a husband is like a fine wine; he gets better with age. The next day, she locked me in the cellar.
    (Anonymous) [HUMOR MARRIAGE]
     
  2827. We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
    (John W. Gardner)
     
  2828. It is clear to everyone that astronomy at all events compels the soul to look upwards, and draws it from the things of this world to the other.
    (Plato)
     
  2829. For the Protestant tradition is one of adherence to the text. For the religious, that text is the thumped Bible that promises riches stored up in heaven; for the mercantile it is a book that promises riches stored up on earth. Conveniently these days, the Bible-thumpers happily square their circle and manage to offer riches in both realms, despite what would appear to be a repeated and unequivocal insistence against such a possibility by their religion's founder.
    (Stephen Fry)
     
  2830. The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.
    (Ralph W. Sockman)
     
  2831. I think on-stage nudity is disgusting, shameful and damaging to all things American. But if I were 22 with a great body, it would be artistic, tasteful, patriotic and a progressive religious experience.
    (Shelley Winters)
     
  2832. The worst thing about Europe is that you can't go out in the middle of the night and get a Slurpee.
    (Tellis Frank)
     
  2833. Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd.
    (Edith Sitwell)
     
  2834. The unconscious is not just evil by nature, it is also the source of the highest good: not only dark but also light, not only bestial, semi-human, and demonic but superhuman, spiritual, and in the classical sense of the word, divine.
    (Carl Jung)
     
  2835. It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
    (Abraham Lincoln)
     
  2836. Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  2837. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
     
  2838. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb....
    (Ben Franklin)
     
  2839. Don't drink too much wine. That cheapens your life. Drink the Spirit of God, huge draughts of him. Sing hymns instead of drinking songs! Sing songs from your heart to Christ. Sing praises over everything, any excuse for a song to God the Father in the name of our Master, Jesus Christ.
    (Ephesians 5:18-20 The Message)
     
  2840. There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
    (Washington Irving)
     
  2841. Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense, differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit: and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman's cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club.
    (Thomas H. Huxley)
     
  2842. When the politicians complain that TV turns the proceedings into a circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well trained.
    (Edward R. Murrow)
     
  2843. To err is human; to forgive, infrequent.
    (Franklin P. Adams)
     
  2844. If you bungle at raising your kids, what is there in life?
    (Jackie Kennedy Onassis)
     
  2845. The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
    (Terry Pratchett)
     
  2846. There is no such thing as "fun for the whole family.
    (Jerry Seinfeld)
     
  2847. When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.'
    (Theodore Roosevelt)
     
  2848. Four short words sum up what has lifted most successful individuals above the crowd: a little bit more. They did all that was expected of them and a little bit more.
    (A. Lou Vickery)
     
  2849. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime. Teach a man to create an artificial shortage of fish and he will eat steak.
    (Jay Leno)
     
  2850. We cannot do great things. We can only do little things with great love.
    (Mother Theresa)
     
  2851. To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.
    (Cicero)
     
  2852. If you haven't the strength to impose your own terms upon life, you must accept the terms it offers you.
    (T. S. Eliot)
     
  2853. It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
    (Agatha Christie)
     
  2854. A poet who reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits.
    (Robert Heinlein)
     
  2855. Every man, wherever he goes, is encompassed by a cloud of comforting convictions, which move with him like flies on a summer day.
    (Bertrand Russell)
     
  2856. The good are not always good in all things, and the wicked are not always wicked in all things. As it has been said, "There is so much good in the worst of us and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behooves any of us to talk about the rest of us."
    (Fulton J. Sheen)
     
  2857. Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.
    (Basho)
     
  2858. You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.
    (G. K. Chesterton)
     
  2859. There are two types of people in the world — those that work and those that watch them work. I don't mind an audience.
    (Anthony Trucks)
     
  2860. The incompetent with nothing to do can still make a mess of it.
    (Laurence J. Peter)
     
  2861. Love has no desire but to fulfill itself. To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.
    (Kahlil Gibran)
     
  2862. There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved. It is God's finger on man's shoulder.
    (Charles Morgan)
     
  2863. 'Tis God gives skill,
    But not without men's hands: he could not make
    Antonio Stradivari's violins
    Without Antonio.
    (George Eliot)
     
  2864. By making this wine vine known to the public, I have rendered my country as great a service as if I had enabled it to pay back the national debt.
    (Thomas Jefferson)
     
  2865. I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure.
    (Eric Liddell)
     
  2866. If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way.
    (Bertrand Russell)
     
  2867. Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.
    (Robert Heinlein)
     
  2868. Absolute power corrupts absolutely, but absolute powerlessness will drive you either to desperation or depression.
    (Don HuntingtonI)
     
  2869. Thirty percent of Mexican economy is fueled by remittances — money sent by dishwashers and field workers.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2870. Enforcing rules, especially in its more subtle expressions like responsibilities and expectations, is a vain attempt to create certainty out of uncertainty.
    (William P. Young)
     
  2871. Rules cannot bring freedom: they only have the power to accuse.
    (William P. Young)
     
  2872. There are a lot of smart people who are able to say a lot of right things from their brain because they have been told what the right answers are, but they don't know me at all. So really, how can their answers be right even if they are right, if you understand my drift.
    (William P. Young)
     
  2873. Paradigms power perceptions and perceptions power passions. (better than "emotions")
    (William P. Young)
     
  2874. Guilt will never help you find freedom in me. The best it can do is make you try harder to conform to some ethic in the outside. I'm about what's on the inside.
    (William P. Young)
     
  2875. You will grow in the freedom to be inside or outside all kinds of systems and to move freely between and among them. Together you and I can be in it but not of it.
    (William P. Young)
     
  2876. All I want from you is to trust me with what little you can, and grow in loving the people around you with the same love that I share with you.
    (William P. Young)
     
  2877. So many people believe that it is love that grows, but it is the knowing that grows and love simply expands to contain it.
    (William P. Young)
     
  2878. More babies die each year through abortion than have died in military services.
    (foccafacts.com)
     
  2879. Pray like action didn't mean anything and act like prayer didn't mean anything.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2880. When you can't make politicians see the light then make them feel the heat.
    (Ronald Reagan)
     
  2881. Most men have expressed independence by turning to the work of their hands and the sweat of their brows to find their identity, value and security. By choosing to declare what is good and evil you seek to determine your own destiny. It was this turning that has caused you so much pain.
    (William P. Young)
     
  2882. A child is protected because she is loved, not because she has a right to be protected.... Rights are where people go so they won't have to work out relationships.
    (William P. Young)
     
  2883. Rumors of glory are often hidden inside of what many consider to be myths and tales.
    (William P. Young)
     
  2884. For any created being autonomy is lunacy. Freedom involves trust and obedience inside a relationship of love.
    (William P. Young)
     
  2885. In order to walk on water you have to get out of the boat
    (Anonymous)
     
  2886. A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward.
    (Franklin D. Roosevelt)[POLITICS]
     
  2887. The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
    (Frank Zappa) [POLITICS]
     
  2888. The fruit of silence is Prayer
    The fruit of prayer is Faith
    The fruit of faith is Love
    The fruit of love is Service
    The fruit of service is Peace
     
  2889. If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2890. God doesn't require us to succeed; He only requires that we try.
    (Mother Theresa)
     
  2891. I have learned that a man has the right to look down on another only when he has to help the other get to his feet.
    (Anonymous) [HUMILITY SERVICE]
     
  2892. My God, if I had a heart, I would write my hate on ice, and wait for the sun to show.
    (Anonymous) [GRACE]
     
  2893. The road to hell is paved with adverbs.
    (Stephen King)
     
  2894. Now that it's all over, what did you really do yesterday that's worth mentioning?
    (Coleman Cox)
     
  2895. Nobody sees a flower, really, it is so small.
    We haven't time, and to see takes time like to have a friend takes time.
    (Georgia O' Keefe) [SERENITY FRIENDSHIP]
     
  2896. The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
    (George Bernard Shaw) [FAITH RELIGION]
     
  2897. I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.
    (Marlene Dietrich)
     
  2898. Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the 'True' Religion — several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn't straight. He has made a graveyard of the globe in trying his honest best to smooth his brother's path to happiness and heaven.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  2899. Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.
    (Gerri Mauldin)
     
  2900. Confidence is the food the wise and the liquor of the fool.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2901. She was a woman who, between courses, could be graceful with her elbows on the table.
    (Henry James)
     
  2902. Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
    (Henry David Thoreau)
     
  2903. Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why it's dark.
    (Zen proverb)
     
  2904. The truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more that you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer, because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you in proportion to your fear of being hurt.
    (Thomas Merton)
     
  2905. It's always something, never nothing
    (David White)
     
  2906. Never miss a good chance to shut up.
    (Will Rogers) [SILENCE LISTENING]
     
  2907. Spirituality means waking up.
    Most people, even though they don't know it, are asleep.
    They're born asleep, they live asleep, they marry in their sleep, they breed children in their sleep, they die in their sleep without ever waking up. They never understand the loveliness and the beauty of this thing that we call human existence.
    No person on earth has the power to make you unhappy. There is no event, condition, situation, or person. Nobody told you this; they told you the opposite. That's why you're in the mess that you're in right now. That is why you're asleep. They never told you this. But it's self-evident.
    (Anthony de Mello)
     
  2908. There are three kinds of men.
    The one that learns by reading.
    The few who learn by observation.
    The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.
    (Will Rogers)
     
  2909. Adults are just obsolete children. The hell with them.
    (Dr. Seuss)
     
  2910. A big problem in this world is that the idiots are convinced that they know everything and the intelligent people are full of doubts.
    (Bertrand Russell)
     
  2911. To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2912. Suffering is not holding you. You are holding suffering. When you become good at the art of letting sufferings go, then you'll come to realize how unnecessary it was for you to drag those burdens around with you. You'll see that no one else other than you was responsible. The truth is that existence wants your life to become a festival.
    (OSHO)
     
  2913. There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it.
    (Cicero)[PHILOSOPHER]
     
  2914. To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.
    (William H. Walton) [ANGER FORGIVENESS]
     
  2915. When we come close to those things that break us down, we touch those things that also break us open.
    (Wayne Muller)
     
  2916. People like Martin Luther King, John Kennedy, Winston Churchill, Mother Theresa and Abraham Lincoln were not given to vague, sloppy language. They didn't use fluffy jargon.
    Their language was specific. It conveyed their convictions and their feelings.
    (Michael Angier)
     
  2917. Words are the most powerful drugs used by mankind.
    (Rudyard Kipling)
     
  2918. Don't you wish there was a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence? There's one marked 'Brightness,' but it doesn't work.
    (Gallagher)
     
  2919. I'm bromidic and bright as a moon-happy night pourin' light on the dew!
    (Rogers and Hammerstein) [SENSELESS MEANINGLESS]
     
  2920. There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.
    (Richard Feynman)
     
  2921. When we know that God's hand is in everything we can leave everything in God's hand
    (ODB)
     
  2922. We can do great things for the Lord if we are willing to do little things for others.
    (ODB) [CHARITY]
     
  2923. We may walk a desert pathway, but the end of the journey is the Garden of God.

    (ODB)

     
  2924. The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
    (Sophocles)
     
  2925. Our choice of thoughts, generate our emotions, which determine our choice of action (or inaction), creating our reality — our lives.
    Our choice of thoughts equal our life. Choose carefully.
    (Louie Rochon)
     
  2926. From great tests come greater testimonies and from big messes come bigger messages.
    (David A. Garcia, paraphrase)
     
  2927. The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
    Take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
    (Marcus Aurelius)
     
  2928. The outer world, far from being the prison of circumstances that is commonly supposed to be, has actually no character whatsoever of its own, whether good nor bad. It has only the character that we give to it by our own thinking. It is naturally plastic to our thought, and this is so, whether we know it or not, and whether we wish it or not.
    (Emmet Fox)
     
  2929. They say you will never be lonely from the start of each day to its end if you walk life's pathway with love in your heart, and side by side with a friend
    (Anonymous)
     
  2930. Availability can to do more than capability.
    (Saed Awwad)
     
  2931. Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose.
    (Andy Rooney)[WASTE]
     
  2932. Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.
    (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
     
  2933. Man postpones or remembers; he does not live in the present, but with reverted eye, laments the past, or, heedless of the riches that surround him, stands on tiptoe to foresee the future. He cannot be happy and strong until he too lives with nature in the present, above time.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  2934. Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)[COURAGE]
     
  2935. Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)[COURAGE]
     
  2936. The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and the heart of the child. The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  2937. If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore; and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God which had been shown! But every night come out these envoys of beauty, and light the universe with their admonishing smile.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  2938. To go into solitude, a man needs to retire as much from his chamber as from society. I am not solitary whilst I read and write, though nobody is with me. But if a man would be alone, let him look at the stars.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson) [MEDITATION]
     
  2939. The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  2940. We are now so far from the road to truth that religious teachers dispute and hate each other and speculative men are esteemed unsound and frivolous. But to a sound judgment, the most abstract truth is the most practical. Whenever a true theory appears, it will be its own evidence.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  2941. Make not your thoughts, your prisons.
    (Shakespeare)
     
  2942. Watch you thoughts; they become words.
    Watch your words; they become actions.
    Watch your actions; the become habits.
    Watch your habits; the become character.
    Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
    (Frank Outlaw)
     
  2943. Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.
    (Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.)
     
  2944. Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.
    (Paul Gauguin)
     
  2945. Fashion is something that goes in one year and out the other.
    (Unknown)
     
  2946. These days an income is something you can't live without — or within.
    (Tom Wilson)
     
  2947. Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind.
    (Marston Bates)
     
  2948. God in His goodness sent the grapes,
         to cheer both great and small;
    little fools will drink too much,
         and great fools not at all.
    (Anonymous)
     
  2949. Seek out that particular mental attitude which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along which comes the inner voice which says, "This is the real me," and when you have found that attitude, follow it.
    (William James) [PURPOSE]
     
  2950. The most perfidious way of harming a cause consists of defending it deliberately with faulty arguments.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche)
     
  2951. ...convey my compliments to the purist who reads your proofs and tell him or her that I write in a sort of broken-down patois...and that when I split an infinitive, God damn it, I split it so that it will stay split.
    (Raymond Chandler)
     
  2952. Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  2953. Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, by God do you learn.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  2954. We're not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  2955. Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
    (Thomas Edison)[SUCCESS]
     
  2956. You are not superior just because you see the world in an odious light.
    (Vicomte de Chateaubriand) [CRITICISM)
     
  2957. I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
    (John D. Rockefeller) [SERVICE]
     
  2958. For those who wish to climb the mountain of spiritual awareness,the path is selfless work. For those who have attained the summit of union with the Lord, the path is stillness and peace.
    (Bhagavad Gita)[QUIETNESS]
     
  2959. I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.... People think pleasing God is all God cares about. But any fool living in the world can see it always trying to please us back.
    (Alice Walker)
     
  2960. At a certain point in your life, probably when too much of it has gone by, you will open your eyes and see yourself for who you are especially for everything that made you so different from all the awful normals.
    (Daniel Barnz) [SUPERIORITY]
     
  2961. The river delights to lift us free, if only we dare to let go.
    (Richard Bach) [COURAGE]
     
  2962. The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealized past.
    (Robertson Davies)
     
  2963. Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.
    (May Sarton)
     
  2964. Reality is something you rise above.
    (Lisa Minnelli)
     
  2965. Hope begins in the dark,
         the stubborn hope that if you just show up
         and try to do the right thing,
         the dawn will come.
         You wait and watch and work.
         You don't give up.
    (Anne Lamott) [SUCCESS PERSISTENCE]
     
  2966. Each day is a special gift from God, and while life may not always be fair, you must never allow the pains, hurdles, and handicaps of the moment to poison your attitude and plans for yourself and your future.
         You can never win when you wear the ugly cloak of self-pity, and the sour sound of whining will certainly frighten away any opportunity for success. Never again. There is a better way.
    (Og Mandino)
     
  2967. The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
    (George Eliot)
     
  2968. Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.
    (Eric Hoffer)
     
  2969. Don't be afraid of a little opposition.
    Remember that the kite of success generally rises against the wind of adversity — not with it!
    (Napoleon Hill)
     
  2970. No one has a chance to enjoy permanent success until they begin to look in the mirror for the real cause of all their mistakes.
    (Napoleon Hill)
     
  2971. If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self.
    (Napoleon Hill)
     
  2972. Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
    (Leo Tolstoy)
     
  2973. Each person comes into this world with a specific destiny — he has something to fulfill, some message has to be delivered, some work has to be completed. You are not here accidentally — you are here meaningfully. There is a purpose behind you. The whole intends to do something through you.
    (OSHO)
     
  2974. The greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda. Perceiving the truth has always been a challenge to mankind, but in the information age (or as I think of it, the disinformation age) it takes on a special urgency and importance.
    (Michael Crichton)
     
  2975. We are generally the better persuaded by the reasons we discover ourselves than by those given to us by others.
    (Blaise Pascal)
     
  2976. The church is always trying to get other people to reform; it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little, by way of example.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  2977. Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time.
    (Pablo Picasso)
     
  2978. Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die, having left undone.
    (Pablo Picasso)
     
  2979. It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
    (Pablo Picasso)
     
  2980. Politics, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.
    (Ambrose Bierce)
     
  2981. It costs so much to be a full human being that very few have the love and courage to pay the price. One has to abandon altogether the search for security and reach out to the risk of living with both arms.
    (Morris West)
     
  2982. One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
    (Albert Schweitzer)
     
  2983. Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
    (Dale Carnegie)
     
  2984. Conceit is God's gift to little men.
    (Bruce Barton)
     
  2985. It matters not whether you win or lose; what matters is whether I win or lose.
    (Darrin Weinberg)
     
  2986. Despair is the conclusion of fools.
    (Benjamin Disraeli)
     
  2987. It is always in the midst, in the epicenter of your troubles that you find serenity.
    (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
     
  2988. Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
    (Anais Nin)
     
  2989. Don't cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won't let you see the stars.
    (Violeta Parra)
     
  2990. The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature.
    (Anne Frank)
     
  2991. Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.
    (Arthur Golden)
     
  2992. Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.
    (Denis Waitley)
     
  2993. Relentless, repetitive self talk is what changes our self-image.
    (Denis Waitley)
     
  2994. Let Your Freak Flag Fly!
    (Drew Barrymore)
     
  2995. People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
    (Elizabeth Kubler Ross)
     
  2996. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy and Jill a rich widow.
    (Evan Esar)
     
  2997. I do not know which makes a man more conservative — to know nothing but the present, or nothing but the past.
    (John Maynard Keynes)
     
  2998. The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.
    (Nolan Bushnell)
     
  2999. Self-pity is a death that has no resurrection, a sinkhole from which no rescuing hand can drag you because you have chosen to sink.
    (Elizabeth Elliot)
     
  3000. Universal human hard-wired grammar has nothing to do with how well people write.
    (Roy Blount Jr.)
     
  3001. Begin to free yourself at once by doing all that is possible with the means you have, and as you proceed in this spirit the way will open for you to do more.
    (Robert Collier)
     
  3002. Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
    (Ernest Hemingway)
     
  3003. Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly.
    Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
    (Henry Miller)
     
  3004. A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.
    (P. J. O'Rourke)
     
  3005. Faith never knows where it is being led, but it knows and loves the one who is leading
    (Oswald Chambers)
     
  3006. Don't ever discount the wonder of your tears. they can be healing waters and a stream of joy. Sometimes they are the best words the heart can speak.
    (William P. Young)
     
  3007. When you forgive someone you certainly release them from judgment, but without true change, no real relationship can be established.
    (William P. Young)
     
  3008. You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.
    (Frederick BuechnerI)
     
  3009. Rather than a pyramid, I want to be the center of a mobile, where everything in your life — your friends, family, occupation, thoughts, activities — is connected to me but moves with the wind, in and out and back and forth, in an incredible dance of being.
    (William P. Young)
     
  3010. Those who love me come from every system that exists. They were Buddhists or Mormons, Baptists or Muslims, Democrats, Republicans, and many who don't vote or are not part of any Sunday morning or religious institutions. I have followers who were murderers and many who were self-righteous. Some are bankers and bookies, Americans and Iraqis, Jews and Palestinians. I have no desire to make them Christian, but I do want to join them in their transformation into sons and daughters of my Papa, into my brothers and sisters, into my Beloved.
    (William P. Young)
     
  3011. When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change
    (Brian Tracy)
     
  3012. If you are going through hell, keep going.
    (Sir Winston Churchill)
     
  3013. Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
    (Oscar Wilde)
     
  3014. If the human mind was simple enough to understand, we'd be too simple to understand it.
    (Emerson Pugh)
     
  3015. When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
    (Eric Hoffer)
     
  3016. With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
    (Steven Weinberg)
     
  3017. Even in our sleep, pain which we cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God
    (Aeschylus)
     
  3018. 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 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 their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature.
    (Ezra Taft Benson)
     
  3019. The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract.
    (Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.)
     
  3020. If living conditions don't stop improving in this country, we're going to run out of humble beginnings for our great men.
    (Russell P. Askue)
     
  3021. 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.
    (John Adams) [POLITICS]
     
  3022. Take hope from the heart of man, and you make him a beast of prey.
    (Marie Louise De La Ramee)
     
  3023. Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
    (John F. Kennedy) [PHILOSOPHY]
     
  3024. Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. The human mind is our fundamental resource.
    (John F. Kennedy)
     
  3025. We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world — or to make it the last.
    (John F. Kennedy)
     
  3026. Happiness is the full use of your powers along the lines of excellence.
    (John F. Kennedy)
     
  3027. Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.
    (Jules Renard)
     
  3028. Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman. Believing what he read made him mad.
    (George Bernard Shaw)
     
  3029. 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.
    (Martin Luther King, Jr.) [EQUALITY RACE]
     
  3030. It is a deplorable thing that, when persons are engaged in acute political controversy, they sometimes allow their language to be rather the means of giving relief to their feelings, than an actual description of the facts.
    (Sir Winston Churchill)
     
  3031. Souls don't need to be fixed; they need room to breathe.
    (Dan Sturdivant)
     
  3032. If nobody spoke unless he had something to say, the human race would very soon lose the use of speech.
    (Somerset Maugham)
     
  3033. I don't have an English accent because this is what English sounds like when spoken properly.
    (James Carr)
     
  3034. Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.
    (Samuel McChord Crothers)
     
  3035. You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
    (Jack London)
     
  3036. Some people get so rich they lose all respect for humanity. That's how rich I want to be.
    (Rita Rudner)
     
  3037. I never know how much of what I say is true.
    (Bette Midler)
     
  3038. You might not hear my words, but just look into my eyes and listen with your heart.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3039. I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.
    (Voltaire)
     
  3040. If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.
    (Dorothy Parker)
     
  3041. Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
    (Mother Theresa)
     
  3042. Keep your face to the sunshine and you will not see the shadows.
    (Helen Keller)
     
  3043. It's choice — not chance — that determines your destiny.
    (Jeann Nidetch)
     
  3044. Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
    (Robert Brault)
     
  3045. The only things that stand between people and what they want in life are the will to try it, and the faith to believe it's possible
    (Rich Devos)
     
  3046. Laughter is an instant vacation
    (Milton Berle)
     
  3047. Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is a quiet voice at the end of the day, saying...., "I will try again tomorrow."
    (Mary Anne Radmacher)
     
  3048. Sometimes in the winds of change we find our true direction
    (Anonymous)
     
  3049. Nothing happens... but first a dream
    (Carl Sandburg)
     
  3050. The heart that gives gathers
    (Marianne Moore)
     
  3051. Thanks to TV and for the convenience of TV, you can only be one of two kinds of human beings, either a liberal or a conservative.
    (Kurt Vonnegut)
     
  3052. When you find honey eat only as much as you need.
    (Proverbs 25:16)
     
  3053. I prefer the company of peasants because they have not been educated sufficiently to reason incorrectly.
    (Michel de Montaigne)
     
  3054. I'm not sure I want popular opinion on my side — I've noticed those with the most opinions often have the fewest facts.
    (Bethania McKenstry)
     
  3055. No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating.
    (Harold Rosenberg)
     
  3056. What others think of us would be of little moment did it not, when known, so deeply tinge what we think of ourselves.
    (Paul Valery)
     
  3057. A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove..... But the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.
    (Forest E. Witcraft) [EDUCATION]
     
  3058. I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.
    (Joseph Baretti)
     
  3059. Probably the reason we all go so haywire at Christmas time with the endless unrestrained and often silly buying of gifts is that we don't quite know how to put our love into words.
    (Harlan Miller)
     
  3060. A person who can't dance complains the floor is not balanced.
    (Farci saying)
     
  3061. Everyone's a hero in their own way, in their own not that heroic way.
    (Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, and Jed Whedon)
     
  3062. In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
    (Thomas Jefferson)
     
  3063. There are no wise few. Every aristocracy that has ever existed has behaved, in all essential points, exactly like a small mob.
    (G. K. Chesterton)
     
  3064. Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
    (Soren Kierkegaard)
     
  3065. In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
    (Dwight D. Eisenhower)
     
  3066. Women: You can't live with them, and you can't get them to dress up in a skimpy little Nazi costume and beat you with a warm squash or something.
    (Emo Philips)
     
  3067. Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.
    (Thomas Jefferson)
     
  3068. While I never had a college education course, after forty years in higher education I have always considered myself to be a teacher. One of the things I noticed during those years was that successful teachers had one simple thing in common. Every one of them liked their students.
    (William C.)
     
  3069. A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents.
    (Georg Christoph Lichtenberg)
     
  3070. Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.
    (Soren Kierkegaard)
     
  3071. The petty economies of the rich are just as amazing as the silly extravagances of the poor.
    (William Feather)
     
  3072. Get the facts, or the facts will get you. And when you get them, get them right, or they will get you wrong.
    (Thomas Fuller)
     
  3073. Not every story has explosions and car chases. That's why they have nudity and espionage.
    (Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum)
     
  3074. I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
    (Thomas Jefferson)
     
  3075. The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche)
     
  3076. We can know all the bells and whistles, but if we don't have a deep trust in God's provision, a quiet confidence in His power, and a loving disposition toward others, we aren't deep at all
    (Tim Agnello)
     
  3077. I talk of a God who is not theological and informative but who is intimate and transformative.
    (Tim Agnello)
     
  3078. In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. That is what makes America what it is.
    (Gertrude Stein)
     
  3079. The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a god or not.
    (Eric Hoffer)
     
  3080. Reality is the leading cause of stress amongst those in touch with it.
    (Jane Wagner)
     
  3081. Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.
    (Honore De Balzac)
     
  3082. Bureaucracy is a giant mechanism operated by pygmies.
    (Honore De Balzac)
     
  3083. Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them. There's many a best-seller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
    (Flannery O'Connor)
     
  3084. Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
    (Napoleon Bonaparte)
     
  3085. Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    (Sir Winston Churchill)
     
  3086. So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause.
    (George Lucas)
     
  3087. He who angers you, controls you!
    (Anonymous)
     
  3088. God Himself does not propose to judge a man until he is dead. So why should you?
    (Anonymous)
     
  3089. A cross-eyed discuss thrower won't set many records, but he will keep people awake.
    (Larry J McKinney)
     
  3090. Being a college president is like being the director of funeral home: there are a lot of people beneath you, but nobody is listening.
    (Larry J McKinny)
     
  3091. When God is dead anything is permissible.
    (Dovstieski)
     
  3092. It's against the policies of abortion clinics to show a sonogram to the patients — for obvious reasons
    (Matthew Mason).
     
  3093. White Americans who attend church once a week live, on average, seven years longer; African Americans live 14 years
    (Anonymous)
     
  3094. There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of death again and again before we reach the mountaintops of our desires.
    (Nelson Mandela)
     
  3095. Integrity is one of several paths. It distinguishes itself from the others because it is the right path, and the only one upon which you will never get lost.
    (M.H. McKee)
     
  3096. Success is a ladder you cannot climb with your hands in your pockets.
    (American proverb)
     
  3097. Seniors are the leading carriers of aides: hearing, walking, seeing....
    (Anonymous)
     
  3098. Someone told me that I was gaining weight. I just turned the other chin.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3099. If you can meet the perceived need of a person, then you can meet their actual need.
    (Clay Eliot)
     
  3100. Kindness is the act of showing others they are valuable by how you treat them.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3101. I want to know how God created the world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element. I want to know His thoughts. The rest are details.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3102. The earth will soon dissolve like snow
    The sun forebear to shine
    But God, who called me here below,
    Will be forever mine
     
  3103. Life doesn't cease to become funny when you die any more than it ceases to be serious when you laugh.
    (George Bernard Shaw)
     
  3104. There are a multitude of themes in Christianity. Some are marvelous. Some are dysfunctional and even pernicious. Sometimes the center doesn't hold. The conflicts include:
    Love v hated
    True humility v pride
    Tolerance v harsh judgment
    Kindness v indifference
    Authenticity v hypocrisy
    Generosity v materialism
     
  3105. There can be no definition of a successful life that does not include service to others.
    (George Bush)
     
  3106. They were like Christian Lite — less filling, less flavor.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3107. You are as sick as your secrets.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3108. Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love.
    (1 Cor. 16:13-14)
     
  3109. We are all pressed into the service of the kingdom. The draft is back.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3110. Programs don't make disciples, disciples make disciples.
    ... It's what we do, not what we are
    (Dave Bill)
     
  3111. God demanded the sacrifice of Isaac not because He wanted Isaac, but because He wanted Abraham.
    (Dave Bill)
     
  3112. We might call the Great Commission 'great' because of the effort it demands of us, as well as because of its importance
    (Dave Bill)
     
  3113. Christianity is the only religion not spelled DO. Spelled DONE.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3114. God showed more grace for Judas on the night he betrayed Him than some preachers have with ministers who fall.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3115. We need to stop talking to people about people, and start talking to God about people
    (intercession). and to people about God
    (ministry)
     
  3116. The Christian life is like learning to play the guitar. It requires more than reading books and playing CDs. You must practice, which requires relationships
     
  3117. Sometimes the mind, for reasons we don't necessarily understand, just decides to go to the store for a quart of milk.
    (Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider)
     
  3118. It is better for civilization to be going down the drain than to be coming up it.
    (Henry Allen)
     
  3119. Retirement is having twice as much husband and half as much money
    (Reddy Pruett)
     
  3120. If you have to have the last word, make it be "I'm sorry!"
    (Anonymous)
     
  3121. The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
    (George F. Will)
     
  3122. I'm tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas?
    (Jean Kerr)
     
  3123. The more things a man is ashamed of, the more respectable he is.
    (George Bernard Shaw)
     
  3124. Everything you've learned in school that is "obvious" becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. There's not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines.
    (R. Buckminster Fuller)
     
  3125. There are two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness.
    (Franz Kafka)
     
  3126. If you make people think they're thinking, they'll love you; But if you really make them think, they'll hate you.
    (Don Marquis)
     
  3127. You look like you were embalmed and it wore off.
    (Garrison Keiler)
     
  3128. Verbing weirds language.
    (Calvin)
     
  3129. When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow,
    We hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago,
    And etched on vacant places
    Are half-forgotten faces
    Of friends we used to cherish, and loves we used to know.

    (Ella Wheeler Wilcox)
     
  3130. It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you ... yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.
    (Mother Theresa)
     
  3131. The outdoor Christmas lights, green and red and gold and blue and twinkling, remind me that most people are that way all year round — kind, generous, friendly and with an occasional moment of ecstasy. But Christmas is the only time they dare reveal themselves.
    (Harlan Miller)
     
  3132. Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!
    (Hamilton Wright Mabie)
     
  3133. The only real blind person at Christmas-time is he who has not Christmas in his heart.
    (Helen Keller)
     
  3134. God put Santa Claus on earth to remind us that Christmas is 'sposed to be a happy time.
    (Bil Keane)
     
  3135. Roses are reddish
    Violets are bluish
    If it weren't for Christmas
    We'd all be Jewish.

    (Benny Hill)
     
  3136. How many observe Christ's birthday! How few, his precepts! O! 'tis easier to keep holidays than commandments.
    (Ben Franklin)
     
  3137. Instead of being a time of unusual behavior, Christmas is perhaps the only time in the year when people can obey their natural impulses and express their true sentiments without feeling self-conscious and, perhaps, foolish. Christmas, in short, is about the only chance a man has to be himself.
    (Francis C. Farley)
     
  3138. I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round — apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that — as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.
    (Charles Dickens)
     
  3139. Remember, if Christmas isn't found in your heart, you won't find it under the tree.
    (Charlotte Carpenter)
     
  3140. Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
    (Calvin Coolidge)
     
  3141. No man is honored for what he received in life; he is honored for what he gave away
    (Calvin Coolidge)
     
  3142. Once again we find ourselves enmeshed in the Holiday Season, that very special time of year when we join with our loved ones in sharing centuries-old traditions such as trying to find a parking space at the mall. We traditionally do this in my family by driving around the parking lot until we see a shopper emerge from the mall, then we follow her, in very much the same spirit as the Three Wise Men, who 2,000 years ago followed a star, week after week, until it led them to a parking space.
    (Dave Barry)
     
  3143. In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!'
    (Dave Barry)
     
  3144. Don't expect too much of Christmas Day. You can't crowd into it any arrears of unselfishness and kindliness that may have accrued during the past twelve months.
    (Oren Arnold)
     
  3145. To be able to fill leisure time intelligently is the last product of civilization, and at present very few people have reached this level.
    (Bertrand Russell)
     
  3146. The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself.
    (John Ciardi)
     
  3147. 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 to 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.
    (Ellen Goodman)
     
  3148. The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.
    (John Kenneth Galbraith)
     
  3149. Success is one thing you can't pay for.
    You buy it on the installment plan and make payments every day.
    (Cleo E. Shivers)
     
  3150. Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this, that you are dreadfully like other people.
    (James Russell Lowell)
     
  3151. Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.
    (Philip K. Dick)
     
  3152. Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you'll be surprised at how little you have.
    (Ernest Haskins)
     
  3153. If I tell you only part of the evidence and you believe it, you have been indoctrinated.
    If I tell you all the evidence and you make a decision, then you have been taught.
    (Mike Riddle)
     
  3154. If there were no God, there would be no Atheists.
    (G. K. Chesterton)
     
  3155. Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
    (J. M. Barrie)
     
  3156. You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play.
    (Warren Beatty)
     
  3157. It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Worry is rust upon the blade.
    (Henry Ward Beecher)
     
  3158. When God wanted sponges and oysters, He made them and put one on a rock and the other in the mud. When He made man, He did not make him to be a sponge or an oyster; He made him with feet and hands, and head and heart, and vital blood, and a place to use them, and He said to him, Go Work.
    (Henry Ward Beecher)
     
  3159. The greatest analgesic, soporific, stimulant, tranquilizer, narcotic, and to some extent even antibiotic — in short, the closest thing to a genuine panacea — known to medical science is work.
    (Thomas Szasz)
     
  3160. It is one of the strange ironies of this strange life — those who work the hardest, who subject themselves to the strictest discipline, who give up certain pleasurable things in order to achieve a goal, are the happiest people.
    (Brutus Hamilton)
     
  3161. "Secede" is a good example of why English has spelling bees: the letter 'e' represents three different sounds in it, while 's' and 'c' represent the same sound.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3162. You can't find any true closeness in Hollywood, because everybody does the fake closeness so well.
    (Carrie Fisher)
     
  3163. A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
    (Bill Vaughan)
     
  3164. I was always taught to respect my elders and I've now reached the age when I don't have anybody to respect.
    (George Burns)
     
  3165. Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.
    (Tom Robbins)
     
  3166. Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
    (Thomas H. Huxley)
     
  3167. You know that children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
    (John J. Plomp)
     
  3168. The bad things in life open your eyes to the good things you weren't aware of before.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3169. A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.
    (Jerry Seinfeld)
     
  3170. My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
    (Jean Rostand)
     
  3171. The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving.
    (Russell Green)
     
  3172. There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
     
  3173. Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
    (Immanuel Kant)
     
  3174. By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the most bitter.
    (Confucius)
     
  3175. The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves.
    (Oscar Wilde)
     
  3176. The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
    (e. e. cummings)
     
  3177. Beware of those who laugh at nothing or everything.
    (Arnold H. Glasgow)
     
  3178. Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
    (Oscar Wilde)
     
  3179. Laughter is the closest distance between two people.
    (Victor Borge)
     
  3180. Men who never get carried away should be.
    (Malcolm Forbes)
     
  3181. A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors.
    (William Ralph Inge)
     
  3182. Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.
    (Samuel Johnson)
     
  3183. A cult is a religion with no political power.
    (Tom Wolfe)
     
  3184. If there's anything unsettling to the stomach, it's watching actors on television talk about their personal lives.
    (Marlon Brando)
     
  3185. In all recorded history there has not been one economist who has had to worry about where the next meal would come from.
    (Peter Drucker)
     
  3186. While any individuals' religion is usually the result of a regional and parental lottery, you could still choose from a wide array of different ideologies, as long as you knew about them. I found this both liberating and frightening.
    (Kristy Kiernan)
     
  3187. The most flammable kind of wood is the chip on the shoulder.
    (E. Joseph Cossman)
     
  3188. For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.
    (H. L. Mencken)
     
  3189. Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
    (Doug Larson) [HEALTH]
     
  3190. May you live as long as you are fit to live, but no longer! Or, may you rather die before you cease to be fit to live than after!
    (Philip Dormer Stanhope)
     
  3191. Nothing is more fatal to health than an overcare of it.
    (Ben Franklin)
     
  3192. Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies.
    (Leo Tolstoy) [HEALTH]
     
  3193. People who are always taking care of their health are like misers who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy.
    (Laurence Sterne)
     
  3194. Preserving the health by too strict a regimen is a wearisome malady.
    (François De la Rochefoucauld)
     
  3195. Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that's bad for you!
    (Tommy Smothers) [HEALTH]
     
  3196. Sickness can be a healthy reaction to an unhealthy way of life.
    (Leonid S. Sukhorukov)
     
  3197. Sickness comes on horseback, but goes away on foot.
    (William C. Hazlitt) [HEALTH]
     
  3198. 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 druther not.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  3199. The... patient should be made to understand that he or she must take charge of his own life. Don't take your body to the doctor as if he were a repair shop.
    (Quentin Regestein) [HEALTH]
     
  3200. There are people who strictly deprive themselves of each and every eatable, drinkable and smokable which has in any way acquired a shady reputation. They pay this price for health. And health is all they get for it. How strange it is. It is like paying out your whole fortune for a cow that has gone dry.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  3201. There's lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.
    (Josh Billings)
     
  3202. They claim red meat is bad for you. But I never saw a sick-looking tiger.
    (Chi Chi Rodriguez) [HEALTH]
     
  3203. Those obsessed with health are not healthy; the first requisite of good health is a certain calculated carelessness about oneself.
    (Sydney J. Harris)
     
  3204. To avoid sickness eat less; to prolong life worry less.
    (Chu Hui Weng) [HEALTH]
     
  3205. What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease.
    (George Dennison Prentice)
     
  3206. If you wish to keep as well as possible, the less you think about your health the better.
    (Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.)
     
  3207. If you start to think about your physical or moral condition, you usually find that you are sick.
    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)[HEALTH] [ATTITUDE]
     
  3208. I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra three years in the geriatric ward.
    (John Mortimer) [HEALTH]
     
  3209. Health is merely the slowest way someone can die.
    (Anonymous) [HEALTH]
     
  3210. Fresh air impoverishes the doctor.
    (Danish proverb) [HEALTH] [EXERCISE]
     
  3211. Eat right, exercise regularly, die anyway.
    (Anonymous) [HEALTH] [DIET]
     
  3212. The greatest factor in any undertaking is one's belief about it.
    (Henry James)
     
  3213. It takes hundreds of nuts to hold a car together, but it takes only one of them to scatter it all over the highway.
    (Evan Esar)
     
  3214. Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
    (Malcolm Forbes)
     
  3215. Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
    (James F. Byrnes)
     
  3216. When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane.
    (Hermann Hesse)
     
  3217. There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all.
    (Robert Orben)
     
  3218. Perhaps a test for discerning the difference between humility and vanity lies in figuring out how good I feel about any praise or gratitude that follows my performing an act of kindness. As a proud person, I will always insist upon continuing and effusive displays of gratitude for anything I do for another person.
    (Don Huntington)
     
  3219. The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all.
    (HL Mencken)
     
  3220. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die...; life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
    (George Bernard Shaw)
     
  3221. My publication was successful as it required and/or elicited:
    • Constancy of purpose.
    • Sense of direction.
    • Risk-taking.
    • Follow through.
    • Creative expression.
    • Others' respect.
    • Encouragement of the best in others.
    • Fulfillment of a unique niche
    • Accomplishment of a worthy task.
      (Carol Secord)

     
  3222. To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all.
    (Peter McWilliams)
     
  3223. To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is success.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  3224. If you just think twice you're a genius in our generation.
    (inspirationtoday.com)
     
  3225. The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence.
    (John F. Kennedy)
     
  3226. Someday the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.
    (H.P. Lovecraft)
     
  3227. The wicked borrows and does not pay back, but the righteous is gracious and gives.
    (Ps 37:21)
     
  3228. Powerlessness frustrates; absolute powerlessness frustrates absolutely. Absolute frustration is a dangerous emotion to run a world with.
    (Russell Baker)
     
  3229. "In God We Trust" is a fine motto, simple direct gracefully phrased; it always sounds well — In God We Trust. I don't believe it would sound any better if it were true."
    (Mark Twain, in a conversation with Andrew Carneigie)
     
  3230. Only presidents, editors, and people with tapeworms have the right to use the editorial 'we.'
    (Mark Twain)
     
  3231. A people may prefer a free government, but if, from indolence, or carelessness, or cowardice, or want of public spirit, they are unequal to the exertions necessary for preserving it; if they will not fight for it when it is directly attacked; if they can be deluded by the artifices used to cheat them out of it; if by momentary discouragement, or temporary panic, or a fit of enthusiasm for an individual, they can be induced to lay their liberties at the feet even of a great man, or trust him with powers which enable him to subvert their institutions; in all these cases they are more or less unfit for liberty: and though it may be for their good to have had it even for a short time, they are unlikely long to enjoy it.
    (John Stuart Mill)
     
  3232. Let early education be a sort of amusement, you will then better be able to find out the natural bent of the child.
    (Plato)
     
  3233. A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
    (Yiddish proverb)
     
  3234. Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem.
    (Ronald Reagan)
     
  3235. If we ever forget that we're One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.
    (Ronald Reagan)
     
  3236. When it comes to emotions intensity can't be sustained.
    (Carolyn Hax)
     
  3237. Marriage: a book of which the first chapter is written in poetry and the remaining chapters written in prose.
    (Beverly Nichols)
     
  3238. If by a Liberal they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people — their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties — someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad; if that is what they mean by a Liberal, then I'm proud to say I'm a Liberal.
    (John F. Kennedy)
     
  3239. These are the stakes. To make a world in which all of God's children can live, or to go into the dark. We must either love each other, or we must die.
    (Lyndon Johnson)
     
  3240. We need fathers to realize that responsibility doesn't just end at conception. That doesn't just make you a father. What makes you a man is not the ability to have a child. Any fool can have a child. That doesn't make you a father. It's the courage to raise a child that makes you a father.
    (Obama)
     
  3241. Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.
    (Pearl Buck)
     
  3242. Abstract expressionism was invented by New York drunks.
    (Joni Mitchell)
     
  3243. You can lead a whore to culture but you can't make her think.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3244. Trust Allah but keep one eye on your camel
    (Arab proverb)
     
  3245. 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.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  3246. I've had a lot of problems in my life most of which never happened.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  3247. Men make counterfeit money; in many more cases, money makes counterfeit men.
    (Sydney J. Harris)
     
  3248. Truth is not in the middles and not at one extreme, but in both extremes.
    (Charles Simeon)
     
  3249. You can easily find some stupid and unsatisfactory Christian and say, 'So there's your boasted new man! Give me the old kind.' But...you will know in your heart that this is only evading the issue. What can you ever really know of other people's souls — of their temptations, their opportunities, their struggle? One soul in the whole creation you do know; and it is the only one whose fate is placed in your hands.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3250. If a thing is free to be good it is also free to be bad.... Why, then, did God give them free will? Because free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having. A world of creatures that worked like machines would hardly be worth creating.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3251. If what you call your 'faith' in Christ does not involve taking the slightest notice of what He says, then it is not Faith at all   nor faith or trust in Him, but only intellectual acceptance of some theory about Him.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3252. The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.
    (Plato)
     
  3253. Do not imagine that if you meet a really humble man he will be what most people call "humble" nowadays: he will not be a sort of greasy, smarmy person, who is always telling you that, of course, he is nobody. Probably all you will think about him is that he seemed a cheerful, intelligent chap who took a real interest in what you said to him.... He will not be thinking about humility: he will not be thinking about himself at all.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3254. If you want to find out how proud you are the easiest way is to ask yourself, "How much do I dislike it when other people snub me, or refuse to take any notice of me, or patronize me, or show off?"
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3255. Every one says that forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.... And then to mention the subject at all is to be greeted with howls of anger. It is not that people think this too high and difficult a virtue: it is that they think it hateful and contemptible.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3256. When a man is getting better he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him.... A thoroughly bad man thinks he is all right.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3257. Right actions done for the wrong reason do not help build the internal quality or character.... We might think that God wanted simply obedience to a set of rules whereas He really wants people of a particular sort.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3258. One of the marks of a certain type of bad man is that he cannot give up a thing himself without wanting every one else to give it up.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3259. A live body is not one that never gets hurt, but one that can to some extent repair itself. In the same way a Christian is not a man who never goes wrong, but a man who is enabled to repent and pick himself up and begin over again after each stumble — because the Christ-life is inside him, repairing him all the time.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3260. God is the only comfort, He is also the supreme terror: the thing we most need and the thing we most want to hide from. He is our only possible ally, and we have made ourselves His enemies. Some people talk as if meeting the gaze of absolute goodness would be fun. They need to think again. They are still only playing with religion.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3261. A right to happiness doesn't, for me, make much more sense than a right to be six feet tall, or to have a millionaire for your father, or to get good weather whenever you want a picnic.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3262. The rain, it raineth on the just
    And also on the unjust fella
    But mainly on the just because
    the unjust steals the just's umbrella.
    (Lord Charles Bowen)
     
  3263. The truth must dazzle gradually
         Or every man be blind.
    (Emily Dickenson)
     
  3264. (From "Intimations of Immortality")
              The moon doth with delight
         Look round her when the heavens are bare;
              Waters on a starry night
              Are beautiful and fair;
         The sunshine is a glorious birth;
         But yet I know, where'er I go,
    That there hath pass'd away a glory from the earth.
    (Wordsworth)
     
  3265. Thanks to the human heart by which we live,
    Thanks to its tenderness, its joys, and fears,
    To me the meanest flower that blows can give
    Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.
    (Wordsworth)
     
  3266. When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance.... Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
    (Denis Watley)
     
  3267. It's not what you are that holds you back, it's what you think you are not.
    (Denis Watley)
     
  3268. Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
    (Denis Watley)
     
  3269. Our limitations and success will be based, most often, on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.
    (Denis Watley)
     
  3270. Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
    (Denis Watley)
     
  3271. Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.
    (Dennis Watley)
     
  3272. Fail often to succeed sooner.
    (Jennifer White)
     
  3273. I have not failed 700 times. I have not failed once. I have succeeded in proving that those 700 ways will not work. When I have eliminated all the ways that will not work, I will find a way that will work.
    (Thomas Edison about his attempts to invent the light bulb)
     
  3274. Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
    (Ronald Reagan)
     
  3275. The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.
    (Horace Walpole)
     
  3276. The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
    (Carl Sagan)
     
  3277. The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
    (Frank Herbert)
     
  3278. I am certain there is too much certainty in the world.
    (Michael Crichton)
     
  3279. Ask a deeply religious Christian if he'd rather live next to a bearded Muslim that may or may not be plotting a terror attack, or an atheist that may or may not show him how to set up a wireless network in his house. On the scale of prejudice, atheists don't seem so bad lately.
    (Scott Adams)
     
  3280. The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
    (David Friedman)
     
  3281. Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.
    (Henry Kissinger)
     
  3282. Insane people are always sure that they are fine. It is only the sane people who are willing to admit that they are crazy.
    (Nora Ephron)
     
  3283. I was going to buy a copy of The Power of Positive Thinking, and then I thought: What the hell good would that do?
    (Ronnie Shakes)
     
  3284. I don't necessarily agree with everything I say.
    (Marshall McLuhan)
     
  3285. Man is a clever animal who behaves like an imbecile.
    (Albert Schweitzer)
     
  3286. There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don't know what can be done to fix it. This is it: Only nut cases want to be president.
    (Kurt Vonnegut)
     
  3287. The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.
    (George Orwell)
     
  3288. This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.
    (Will Rogers)
     
  3289. Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice.
    (George Jackson)
     
  3290. Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
    (Andre Gide)
     
  3291. It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
    (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
     
  3292. There is scarcely anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse, and sell a little more cheaply. The person who buys on price alone is this man's lawful prey.
    (John Ruskin)
     
  3293. The lion and the calf shall lie down together but the calf won't get much sleep.
    (Woody Allen)
     
  3294. Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3295. Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them.
    (Dr. Martin Henry Fischer)
     
  3296. Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.
    (Andy Rooney)
     
  3297. We learn something every day, and lots of times it's that what we learned the day before was wrong.
    (Bill Vaughan)
     
  3298. The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
    (Voltaire)
     
  3299. America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail, it knocks over a chair.
    (Arnold Toynbee)
     
  3300. To know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody.
    (Quentin Crisp)
     
  3301. When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.
    (Norm Crosby)
     
  3302. Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.
    (Friedrich von Schiller)
     
  3303. It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
    (Krishnamurti)
     
  3304. I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.
    (Garrison Keillor)
     
  3305. So let us begin anew — remembering on both sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate. Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.... Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths, and encourage the arts and commerce.
    (John F. Kennedy)
     
  3306. Almost two-thirds of women 20 and older, one in four children and teenagers, 52% percent of adult men, and three out of four people 65 or older are taking prescription drugs. The biggest increase in such usage has been among 20-to-44-year-old age group, who should be among the healthiest in our society but who have turned to chronic drug use for depression, diabetes, asthma, attention-deficit disorder and seizures. Also, antidepressant use is soaring among teens and working-age women. With the fattening of America's children, the problems will only continue to worsen.
    (Tony Seton)
     
  3307. To get something done, a committee should consist of no more than three men, two of whom are absent.
    (Robert Copeland)
     
  3308. There must be more to life than having everything.
    (Maurice Sendak)
     
  3309. Some things have to be believed to be seen.
    (Ralph Hodgson)
     
  3310. I would rather be a coward than brave because people hurt you when you are brave.
    (E. M. Forster)
     
  3311. It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.
    (Bertrand Russell)
     
  3312. Tact is the ability to tell people to "Go to Hell" and have them look forward to the trip.
    (Ron Beatty)
     
  3313. It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds.
    (William Ellery Channing)
     
  3314. Nobody in the game of football should be called a genius. A genius is somebody like Norman Einstein.
    (Joe Theisman)
     
  3315. It is not true that life is one damn thing after another — it is one damn thing over and over.
    (Edna St. Vincent Millay)
     
  3316. God doesn't always pick up her messages on time, but she does return her calls.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3317. Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
    (Joseph Addison)
     
  3318. We have no energy strategy. If you are going to use tax policy to shape energy strategy then you want to raise taxes on the things you want to discourage — gasoline consumption and gas-guzzling cars — and you want to lower taxes on the things you want to encourage — new, renewable energy technologies. We are doing just the opposite.
    (Tom Freedman)
     
  3319. I believe in political organizations, and I believe in practical politics. If a man is not practical, he is of no use anywhere. But when politicians treat practical politics as foul politics, and when they turn what ought to be a necessary and useful political organization into a machine run by professional spoilsmen of low morality in their own interest, then it is time to drive the politician from public life, and either to mend or destroy the machine, according as the necessity may determine.
    (Theodore Roosevelt)
     
  3320. A recent survey of teenagers by the education advocacy group Common Core found that a quarter could not identify Adolf Hitler, a third did not know that the Bill of Rights guaranteed freedom of speech and religion, and fewer than half knew that the Civil War took place between 1850 and 1900....nearly 20 percent of respondents did not know who the U.S. fought in World War II. Eleven percent thought that Dwight Eisenhower was the president forced from office by the Watergate scandal. Another 11 percent thought it was Harry Truman.
    (Bob Herbert)
     
  3321. I watch what I do to see what I really believe.
    (Helen Prejean)
     
  3322. Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
    (Douglas Adams)
     
  3323. Character is not built in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
    (Helen Keller)
     
  3324. He speaks to the American I've envisioned in my music for the past 35 years, a generous nation with a citizenry willing to tackle nuanced and complex problems, a country that's interested in its collective destiny and in the potential of its gathered spirit, a place where 'nobody crowds you, and nobody goes it alone.
    (Prince about Obama)
     
  3325. The mistake pro-choice forces have sometimes made in the past, and this is a generalization..., has been to not acknowledge the wrenching moral issues involved. And so the debate got so polarized that both sides tended to exaggerate the other side's positions. Most Americans, I think, recognize that what we want to do is avoid, or help people avoid, making this difficult choice. That nobody is pro-abortion — abortions are never a good thing.
    (Obama)
     
  3326. Puritanism is the haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy.
    (HL Mencken)
     
  3327. Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.
    (Galileo Galilei)
     
  3328. It's not our mistakes the define us, it's what we do afterwards that count the most.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3329. Six weeks before he died, a reporter asked Elvis Presley, "Elvis, when you first started playing music, you said you wanted to be rich, famous and happy. Are you happy?"
    "I'm lonely as hell," he replied.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3330. Winning isn't everything but wanting to win is.
    (Vince Lombardi)
     
  3331. Satan builds strongholds in the secret places of life and reinforces it with silence.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3332. It is the ferment of ideas, the clash of disagreeing judgments, the privilege of the individual to develop his own thoughts and shape his own character that makes progress possible.
     
     
  3333. No man is honored for what he received in life; he is honored for what he gave away
    (Calvin Coolidge)
     
  3334. Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.
    (Hermann Goering)
     
  3335. More things in politics happen by accident or exhaustion than happen by conspiracy.
    (Jeff Greenfield)
     
  3336. I'd rather be ruled by a wise Turk than a foolish Christian.
    (Martin Luther)
     
  3337. The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination by ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference and undernourishment.
    (Robert Maynard Hutchins)
     
  3338. Some day, after we have mastered the wind, the waves, the tides, and gravity, We shall harness for God the energies of Love. Then, for the second time in the history of the world, we will have discovered fire.
    (Teilhard de Chardin)
     
  3339. I don't belong to any organized party. I'm a Democrat.
    (Will Rogers)
     
  3340. Conscience is thoroughly well-bred and soon leaves off talking to those who do not wish to hear it.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3341. In order to form an immaculate member of a flock of sheep one must, above all, be a sheep.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3342. ...when you are in politics you are in a wasp's nest with a short shirt-tail, as the saying is.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  3343. The political and commercial morals of the United States are not merely food for laughter, they are an entire banquet.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  3344. Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3345. Brick walls are there for a reason: they let us prove how badly we want things.
    (Randy Pausch)
     
  3346. Decide early on whether you are a Tigger or an Eore.
    (Randy Pausch)
     
  3347. Statistics are the triumph of the quantitative method, and the quantitative method is the victory of sterility and death.
    (Hilaire Belloc)
     
  3348. If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.
    (Eleonora Duse)
     
  3349. Do you not know how it is with love? First comes delight: then pain: then fruit. And then there is joy of the fruit, but that is different again from the first delight. And mortal lovers must not try to remain at the first step: for lasting passion is the dream of a harlot and from it we wake in despair. You must not try to keep the raptures: they have doen their work. Manna kept, is worms.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3350. How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3351. There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with little hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of selfishness. But in that casket — safe, dark, motionless, airless — it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.
         I believe that the most lawless and inordinate loves are less contrary to God's will than a self-invited and self-protective lovelessness. We shall draw nearer to God, not by trying to avoid the sufferings inherent in all loves, but by accepting them and offering them to Him; throwing away all defensive armor. If our hearts need to be broken, and if He chooses this as a way in which they should break, so be it.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3352. The days come and go like muffled and veiled figures sent from a distant friendly party, but they say nothing, and if we do not use the gifts they bring, they carry them as silently away.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  3353. Our highest assurance of the goodness of Providence seems to me to rest in the flowers. All other things, our powers our desires, our food, are all really necessary for our existence in the first instance. But this rose is an extra. Its smell and its color are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it. It is only goodness which gives extras, and so I say again that we have much to hope from the flowers. Sherlock Homes
    (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle )
     
  3354. We must not allow perfection to interfere with possible.
    (Jim White)
     
  3355. One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3356. Journalism consists in saying "Lord Jones is dead" to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.
    (G. K. Chesterton)
     
  3357. We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.
    (Herman Melville)
     
  3358. No one but kings and princes should have the itch, for the sensation of scratching is so delightful.
    (King James I)
     
  3359. In the absence of any other proof, the thumb alone would convince me of God's existence
    (Issac Newton)
     
  3360. Men go abroad to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.
    (Saint Augustine)
     
  3361. Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  3362. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3363. Life is a come-as-you-are party; all you have to do is be yourself, and you can have it all.
    (Jack Canfield)
     
  3364. If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of hours. But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3365. I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the constitution which granted a right of Congress of expending on the objects of benevolence the money of their constituents.
    (James Madison)
     
  3366. To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.
    (Douglas Adams)
     
  3367. He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.
    (Douglas Adams)
     
  3368. Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
    (Douglas Adams)
     
  3369. A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
    (Douglas Adams)
     
  3370. It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
    (Douglas Adams)
     
  3371. My mind enjoys wandering, and it won't be confined to the truth.
    (René Descartes)
     
  3372. One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.
    (Chinese proverb)
     
  3373. Eschew controversy, my brethren, as you would eschew the entrance to hell itself! Let them have it their own way. Let them talk, let them write, let them correct you, let them traduce you. Let them judge and condemn you, let them slay you. Rather let the truth of God itself suffer than that love suffer. You have not enough of the Divine nature in you to be a controversialist.
    (Alexander Whyte)
     
  3374. Measured objectively, what a man can wrest from Truth by passionate striving is utterly infinitesimal. But the striving frees us from the bonds of the self and makes us comrades of those who are the best and the greatest.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3375. If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.
    (Oprah Winfrey)
     
  3376. Ordinary things consistently done produces extraordinary results.
    (Jim White)
     
  3377. We are a happy family not because we have the best of everything; but because we make the best of everything we have.
    (Ginamarie Cornelius)
     
  3378. We have a right to demand a real accomplishment, a making of something better, before we give someone our regard and our applause.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3379. Everything worth doing is worth doing badly at the beginning.
    (Jim White)
     
  3380. There are two ways to be rich; one is to have more, the other is to want less.
    (Dick Leider) [MATERIALISM SATISFACTION]")
     
  3381. There are two ways to get enough: One is to accumulate more and more, the other is to desire less.
    (G. K. Chesterton)[MATERIALISM SATISFACTION]")
     
  3382. When people with whom you interact notice that without fail you receive, process, and organize in an airtight manner the exchanges and agreements they have with you, they begin to trust you in a unique way.
    (David Allen)
     
  3383. If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done.
    (Peter Ustinov)
     
  3384. Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be a spirit of tolerance in the entire population.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3385. "Were the Columbine boys on drugs?" Sam asked hopefully.
    "Nope, not as far as we know."
    Silence. "I guess they just weren't any good at feeling bad."
    That's probably the smartest thing anyone has said so far.
    (Anne Lamott)
     
  3386. Jesus' heart was not hardened against crazy people, or we would all be doomed. He was not embarrassed by craziness. He just said, "Yeah, well, me too," then he took care of you anyway.
    (Anne Lamott)
     
  3387. If you are not feeling fear before you do something, it is an indication that the task at hand is not big enough for you. Think of fear as a reassuring signal that you are on the right course!
    (Jim White)
     
  3388. It is almost a miracle that modern teaching methods have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry; for what this delicate little plant needs more than anything, besides stimulation, is freedom.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3389. If you think you can or you think you can't, you're right.
    (Napoleon Hill)
     
  3390. Clarity for me is where my heart, mind, and soul are holding hands.
    (Laura Page)
     
  3391. Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life to carry out, a concrete assignment which demands fulfillment. Therein, he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated. Thus, everyone's task is as unique as is his specific opportunity to implement it.
    (Victor Frankl)
     
  3392. Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3393. The example of great and pure characters is the only thing that can produce fine ideas and noble deeds.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3394. The true value of a human being is determined primarily by the measure and the sense in which he has attained to liberation from the self.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3395. One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can't be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
    (Maya Angelou)
     
  3396. He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3397. Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3398. Creation is a combination of vision and will. Vision gives the plan but will is the human energy that builds to completion.
    (J. Frank Devendorf)
     
  3399. Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to become the means by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of other men. Blood, whips and guns — or dollars. Take your choice — there is no other.
    (Ayn Rand)
     
  3400. The aim of life is to live and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
    (Henry Miller)
     
  3401. Among all my patients in the second half of life, that is to say over 35, there has not been one whose problem, in the last resort, was not that of finding a religious outlook on life — this, of course, has nothing to do with a particular creed or membership of a church.
    (Carl Jung)
     
  3402. Look how many of them there were,
    Look how young they were,
    They died for your freedom,
    hold back your tears and be silent.
         
    (Signboard — Omaha Beach Cemetery)
     
  3403. The tears of the world are a constant quality. For each one who begins to weep, somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.
    (Samuel Beckett)
     
  3404. A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3405. Earth's crammed with heaven,
    And every common bush afire with God;
    But only he who sees takes off his shoes,
    The rest sit around and pluck blackberries.
    (Elizabeth Barrett Browning)
     
  3406. Preparation is — if not the key to genius — then at least the key to sounding like a genius."
    (Sir Winston Churchill)
     
  3407. Truth is what stands the test of experience.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3408. The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3409. Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.
    (Ovid, A.D. 10)
     
  3410. Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3411. I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown.
    (Woody Allen)
     
  3412. The bigotry of the nonbeliever is for me nearly as funny as the bigotry of the believer.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3413. The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in the United States is closely connected with this.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3414. The health of society thus depends quite as much on the independence of the individuals composing it as on their close political cohesion.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3415. We are sinful not merely because we have eaten of the tree of knowledge, but also because we have not eaten of the tree of life.
    (Franz Kafka)
     
  3416. Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds....
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3417. A happiness that is sought for ourselves alone can never be found: for a happiness that is diminished by being shared is not big enough to make us happy.
    (Thomas Merton)
     
  3418. Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3419. There remains something subtle, intangible and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3420. The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3421. From nothing you can accomplish everything if you have the will and the heart — so long as you hold yourself accountable to reaching your goals.
    (Jim White)
     
  3422. Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3423. The hardest thing to understand is why we can understand anything at all.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3424. The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business
    (John Steinbeck)
     
  3425. Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3426. If two men on the same job agree all the time, then one is unnecessary. If they disagree all the time, then both are useless.
    (Darryl Zanuck)
     
  3427. I don't pretend to understand the universe — it's much bigger than I am.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3428. Only a life lived for others is worthwhile.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3429. I don't believe that only good things will happen to me; I believe that all things happen to me for an ultimate good.
    (Don Huntington)
     
  3430. Anyone can give up. It's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength
    (Anonymous)
     
  3431. As I've gotten older, I've come to realize that my will is anything but limitless. I can will myself to knowledge, but not to wisdom. I can will myself to pleasure, but not to happiness. I can will myself to money, but not to a sense of security. I can will myself to veggies and aerobics, but not to good health. I can will myself to bed, but not to sleep. All of which leads me to conclude that my deepest desires were never attainable through the exercise of my will. There's a feeling of relief in that conclusion. And ... there's a small bit of hope.
    (Chuck Lorre)
     
  3432. I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.
    (Albert Camus)
     
  3433. Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3434. Eagles soar, but weasels never get sucked into jet engines.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3435. Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3436. And I say to you, I have decided to stick with Love. For I know that Love is ultimately the only answer to mankind's problems, and I'm going to talk about it everywhere I go.
    (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
     
  3437. Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid. Human beings are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant. Together they are powerful beyond imagination.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3438. Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of whom they know nothing.
    (Voltaire)
     
  3439. The trials that keep us kneeling before our lifelong assignment are never haphazard. All the sufferings that are thrust upon us can serve to bring us to maturity.... Hurt is the essential ingredient of ultimate Christ-likeness.
    (Calvin Miller)
     
  3440. It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.
    (David Brin)
     
  3441. Advertisements... contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
    (Thomas Jefferson)
     
  3442. We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.
    (Thomas Jefferson)
     
  3443. The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
    (Thomas Jefferson)
     
  3444. We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn that it is God who is shaking them.
    (Charles C. West)
     
  3445. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
    (Richard Bach) [COURAGE]
     
  3446. When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen:

       
    1. There will be something solid for you to stand upon, or,
       
    2. you will be taught how to fly.
      (Patrick Overton)

     
  3447. Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3448. Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.
    (Victor Hugo)
     
  3449. People disagree passionately about science and morality because they care about them, and when their disagreements involve public policy, the forum for resolving them will be politics. Neither religion nor science can expect a free pass in the court of public opinion or in the voting booth.
    (TIME, August 6, 2007)
     
  3450. When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
    (Hunter S. Thompson)
     
  3451. As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3452. A lie goes half-way around the world before truth gets its boots on.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  3453. The nine most terrifying words in the English language are,
    I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
    (Ronald Reagan)
     
  3454. Take out the trash.
    The trash is anything that is keeping you form the only thing that matters, this moment. Here. Now.
    And when you truly are in the here and now you'll be amazed at what you can do and how well you can do it.
    (Dan Millman)
     
  3455. I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on them unless they act.
    (G. K. Chesterton)
     
  3456. Life is short! Break the rules! Forgive quickly! Kiss slowly!
    Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably.
    And never regret anything that made you smile.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3457. I always wanted to be somebody. I should have been more specific.
    (Lilly Tomlin)
     
  3458. Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
    (Franklin P. Jones)
     
  3459. The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.
    (Franklin P. Jones)
     
  3460. Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
    (Franklin P. Jones)
     
  3461. The most efficient labor-saving device is still money.
    (Franklin P. Jones)
     
  3462. Don't believe everything you think.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3463. The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration
    (Anonymous)
     
  3464. A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is... A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad people, in one sense, know very little about badness. They have lived a sheltered life by always giving in.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3465. There is no neutral ground in the universe: every square inch, every split second, is claimed by God and counterclaimed by Satan.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3466. How often we look upon God as our last and feeblest resource! We go to him because we have nowhere else to go. And then we learn that the storms of life have driven us, not upon the rocks, but into the desired haven.
    (George Macdonald)
     
  3467. The theory that thought is merely a movement in the brain is, in my opinion, nonsense; for if so, that theory itself would be merely a movement, an event among atoms, which may have speed and direction but of which it would be meaningless to use the words 'true' or 'false'.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3468. Humanism or atheism is a wonderful philosophy of life as long as you are big, strong, and between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five. But watch out if you are in a lifeboat and there are others who are younger, bigger, or smarter.
    (William Murray)
     
  3469. In some circumstances, the refusal to be defeated is a refusal to be educated.
    (Margaret Halsey)
     
  3470. The happiest people in the world are not those who have no problems, but those who learn to live with things that are less than perfect.
    (Anonymous) [CIRCUMSTANCE]
     
  3471. I am the entire human race compacted together. I have found that there is no ingredient of the race which I do not possess in either a small way or a large way.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  3472. It is agreed, in this country, that if a man can arrange his religion so that it perfectly satisfies his conscience, it is not incumbent on him to care whether the arrangement is satisfactory to anyone else or not.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  3473. All you need is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  3474. Often it does seem a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  3475. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution — these can lift at a colossal humbug — push it a little — weaken it a little over the course of a century; but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  3476. Love seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  3477. 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.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  3478. Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  3479. We all do no end of feeling, and we mistake it for thinking.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  3480. Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  3481. It is noble to be good; it is still nobler to teach others to be good — and less trouble.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  3482. I have no color prejudices nor caste prejudices nor creed prejudices. All I care to know is that a man is a human being, and that is enough for me; he can't be any worse.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  3483. In religion and politics people's beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second-hand, and without examination.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  3484. Let your secret sympathies and your compassion be always with the under dog in the fight — this is magnanimity; but bet on the other one — this is business.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  3485. The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.
    (Douglas Adams)
     
  3486. A man who disbelieved the Christian story as fact but continually fed on it as myth would, perhaps, be more spiritually alive than the one who assented and did not think much about it.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3487. To be truly Christian we must both assent to the historical fact and also receive the myth (fact though it has become) with the same imaginative embrace which we accord all myths. The one is hardly more necessary than the other.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3488. Although ignorance is not bliss, the greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3489. If you want to do something for world peace, cultivate kindness, stop hating, and have hope for all individuals including yourself.
    (Patricia Sun)
     
  3490. Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It's the mastery of fear. It's about getting up one more time than we fall down.
    (Arianna Huffington)
     
  3491. Being thin feels better than anything could taste.
    (Dr. Ron Hulnick)
     
  3492. Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none.
    (Shakespeare)
     
  3493. Think of life as a terminal illness, because, if you do, you will live it with joy and passion, as it ought to be lived.
    (Anna Quindlen, A Short Guide to a Happy Life)
     
  3494. Poverty, ignorance, and the soil go hand in hand.
    (John Marsh, about his early life on a farm. John Marsh, Pioneer, George Lyman)
     
  3495. The kiss of the sun for pardon,
    The song of the birds for mirth,
    One is nearer God's heart in a garden
    Than anywhere else on earth.

    (Dorothy Frances Gurney)
     
  3496. BLOGGING: CD Radio with typing
    (Dave Barry)
     
  3497. Singing songs about God without a life of obedience is no more worship than an adolescent crush can be considered marriage. Worship is the lifelong process of elevating God rather than myself to the place of prominence in my life.
    (Pastor Dave)
     
  3498. Two messages to be carried in two pockets:
    "For you the universe was created."
    "You are but dust and ashes."
    You can find peace as you embrace the paradox.
    (Jewish Wisdom)
     
  3499. When you look at yourself from a universal standpoint, something inside always reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things to worry about.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3500. There is only one thing more powerful than all the armies of the world, that is an idea whose time has come.
    (Victor Hugo)
     
  3501. Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
    (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
     
  3502. The whole history of science has been the gradual realization that events do not happen in an arbitrary manner, but that they reflect a certain underlying order, which may or may not be divinely inspired.
    (Stephen W. Hawking)
     
  3503. When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it — always.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)
     
  3504. To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.
    (Stephen W. Hawking)
     
  3505. The visible world is the invisible organization of energy.
    (Physicist Heinz Pagels)
     
  3506. To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.
    (Copernicus)
     
  3507. Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3508. The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mystical. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3509. Not only does God play dice, but... he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen.
    (Stephen W. Hawking)
     
  3510. It gives me a deep comforting sense that 'things seen are temporal and things unseen are eternal.'
    (Helen Keller)
     
  3511. We feel and know that we are eternal.
    (Edmund Spenser)
     
  3512. As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of being.
    (Carl Jung)
     
  3513. The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.
    (Archibald MacLeish)
     
  3514. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the law of the universe will be simpler.
    (Henry David Thoreau)
     
  3515. Cease from practice based on intellectual understanding, pursuing words, and following after speech, and learn the backward step that turns your light inward to illuminate your self. Body and mind of themselves will drop away, and your original face will be manifest.
    (Dogen)
     
  3516. I can see, and that is why I can be happy, in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden. I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world.
    (Helen Keller)
     
  3517. It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority, merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the people.
    (Giordano Bruno)
     
  3518. All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.
    (Galileo Galilei)
     
  3519. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
    (Chief Seattle)
     
  3520. Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity...and I'm not sure about the universe.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3521. All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force... We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.
    (Max Planck, Nobel Prize-winning Father of Quantum Theory)
     
  3522. Mind and intelligence are woven into the fabric of our universe in a way that altogether surpasses our understanding.
    (Freeman Dyson)
     
  3523. I have yet to meet a single person from our culture, no matter what his or her educational background, IQ, and specific training, who had powerful transpersonal experiences and continues to subscribe to the materialistic monism of Western science.
    (Albert Einstein)[SPIRITUALITY]
     
  3524. A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend upon the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the measure as I have received and am still receiving.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3525. The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3526. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness, in a descending spiral of destruction. The chain reaction of evil must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.
    (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)
     
  3527. He who joyfully marches in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3528. To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right.
    (Confucius)
     
  3529. The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.
    (Sir Winston Churchill)
     
  3530. Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking.
    (John Maynard Keynes)
     
  3531. All great truths begin as blasphemies.
    (George Bernard Shaw)
     
  3532. No fashion has ever been created expressly for the lean purse or for the fat woman: the dressmaker's ideal is the thin millionaires.
    (Katherine Fullerton)
     
  3533. What we can call salvation belongs to the time before death.
    If you don't break your ropes while you are alive
    Do you think ghosts will do it for you afterwards?
    What is found now is found then.
    (Kabir)
     
  3534. Never give in, never give in,
    Never, never, never, never
    — in nothing, great or small,
    large or petty — never give in
    except to convictions of honor and good sense
    (Sir Winston Churchill)
     
  3535. Put pep in your step; put glide in your stride!
    (Echo Lake Running Camp Motto)
     
  3536. The worst boss anyone can have is a bad habit.
    (Monte Crane)
     
  3537. People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.
    (George Bernard Shaw)
     
  3538. You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.
    (C. S. Lewis)
     
  3539. Difficulty is actually the atmosphere surrounding a miracle, or a miracle in its initial stage. Yet if it is to be a great miracle, the surrounding condition will not simply be a difficulty but an utter impossibility. And it is the clinging hand of His child that makes a desperate situation a delight to God.
    (Mrs. L. B. Cowman)
     
  3540. First fall in love with the price, then fall in love with the item.
    (Paul Vella)
     
  3541. Worry is assuming a responsibility that God never intended for us to have.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3542. Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.
    (Gladiators' Prayer)
     
  3543. If you don't read the paper you are uniformed. If you do read the paper you are mis-informed.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  3544. It's not what you take when you leave this world behind you, it's what you leave behind you when you go.
    (Doug Johnson)
     
  3545. Forcing life to go down a particular path often leads to dissatisfaction and failure. The solution is detachment — letting go of specific outcomes — playing full out, not worrying or caring about how things turn out. The surest way to detach from one outcome is to reattach yourself to a more empowering outcome: serving others, replacing a bad habit with a good one, or focusing on the present.
    (Stephen Shapiro)
     
  3546. Some people, no matter how old they get never lose their beauty — they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.
    (Martin Buxbaum)
     
  3547. "It's a small world."
    Sometimes it is not the size of the world that we overestimate but the link between us all that we underestimate.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3548. It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
    (Sir Winston Churchill)
     
  3549. Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
    (Sir Winston Churchill)
     
  3550. Truth must necessarily be stranger than fiction; for fiction is the creation of the human mind and therefore congenial to it.
    (G. K. Chesterton)
     
  3551. There is no such thing as success without successors.
    (Don Osmon)
     
  3552. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.
    (Helen Keller)
     
  3553. Too blessed to be stressed; too anointed to be disappointed.
    (Joel Osteen)
     
  3554. Listen carefully to what I am saying — and be wary of the shrewd advice that tells you how to get ahead in the world on your own. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity. Stinginess impoverishes.
    (Mark 4:24-25 MSG)
     
  3555. God's will is not something you learn, it's a process to which you submit.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3556. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
    (Dr. Leo Buscaglia)
     
  3557. Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
    (Paul Boese)
     
  3558. A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
    (Mohandas Gandhi)
     
  3559. When faced with a wildfire, most people instinctively grab a fire hose. The best thing they could do is to awaken 50 sleeping firemen.
    (Ralph Winter)
     
  3560. A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
    (Margaret Mead)
     
  3561. When I was born, people were smiling and I was crying. When I die, I hope that people will cry and I will smile.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3562. Build up your weaknesses until they become your strong points
    (Knute Rockne)
     
  3563. The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed.
    (Henry Ford)
     
  3564. Far better to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much, nor suffer much because they live in the great twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
    (Theodore Roosevelt)
     
  3565. God has had it with the proud,
    But takes delight in just plain people.
    (1 Peter 4:5 MSG)
     
  3566. Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear. God's righteousness doesn't grow from human anger. So throw all spoiled virtue and cancerous evil in the garbage. In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your life.
    (James 1:19-21 The Message)
     
  3567. Don't tell God how big your mountains are ...
    Tell your mountains how big your God is!!!!
    (Joel Osteen)
     
  3568. Every idea is an incitement... Eloquence may set fire to reason.
    (Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.)
     
  3569. Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter consciousness during adversity.
    (Jean Jacques Rousseau)
     
  3570. I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived.
    (Willa Cather)
     
  3571. Brothers, you are Christ to the world. Christ has no hands but your hands touch and bless and heal,
    no feet but your feet to lead men in the path of truth,
    no arms but your arms to gather the scattered,
    no tongue but your tongue to cheer a suffering mankind,
    no heart but your heart to love, to pity, to care.
    (Francis of Assisi)
     
  3572. If the trials of many years were gathered into one, they would overwhelm us; therefore, in pity to our little strength, He sends first one, and then another, then removes both, and lays on a third, heavier, perhaps, than either; but all is so wisely measured to our strength that the bruised reed is never broken. We do not enough look at our trials in this continuous and successive view. Each one is sent to teach us something, and altogether they have a lesson which is beyond the power of any to teach alone.
    (H.E. Manning)
     
  3573. Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances which we know to be desperate.
    (G. K. Chesterton)
     
  3574. Those people who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants.
    (William Penn)
     
  3575. As is our confidence, so is our capacity.
    (William Hazlitt)
     
  3576. When you die are you planning to be in the smoking or Non-Smoking section?
    (Anonymous)
     
  3577. Aspire to inspire before you expire.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3578. Meeting someone is chance, being friends is choice, loving someone is beyond our control.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3579. "Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain." I SAY LET IT RAIN!
    (Julie)
     
  3580. All prayers are good when they are accompanied by good intentions and good will.
    (Padre Pio)
     
  3581. Snow flakes are frail but if enough of them stick together they can stop traffic.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3582. Tithe if you love Jesus, because any fool can honk.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3583. Your daily life is your temple and your religion.
    (Kahlil Gibran)
     
  3584. If all the economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion. An ounce of intuition is worth a pound of tuition.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3585. Cure for resentment: Give up the hope that the past can be different
    (Oprah Winfrey)
     
  3586. We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
    (Agnes Repplier)
     
  3587. I believe that the primary moral principles on which all others depend are rationally perceived. We 'just see' that there is no reason why my neighbour's happiness should be sacrificed to my own, as we 'just see' that things which are equal to the same thing are equal to one another.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3588. Ignorance wasn't always bliss, but being stupid worked like a charm.
    (Diane Lando)
     
  3589. The fall leaves sound like they are in a hurry to join the wind to trap one last bit of life and take it with them
    (Diane Lando)
     
  3590. Then the new earth and sky, the same yet not the same as these, will rise in us as we have risen in Christ. And once again, after who knows what aeons of the silence and the dark, the birds will sing out and the waters flow, and lights and shadows move across the hills and the faces of our friends laugh upon us with amazed recognition.
    (C.S. Lewis)[HEAVEN DEATH]
     
  3591. The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being.
    (Jane Wyman)
     
  3592. To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3593. I can't criticize what I don't understand. If you want to call this art, you've got the benefit of all my doubts.
    (Charles Rosin)
     
  3594. Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
    (T. S. Eliot)
     
  3595. One thing is clear to me. You can't know everything you'd like to know. You can't do everything you'd like to do. You can't read everything you'd like to read. You must hold onto some things and let go of others. Learning to make that choice is one of the big lessons of this life.
    (Real Live Preacher)
     
  3596. It is very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice.
    (Anne Tyler)
     
  3597. Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide.
    (Marva Collins)
     
  3598. Law of Logical Argument: Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3599. Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go.... And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
    (Gloria Naylor)
     
  3600. I have never been especially impressed by the heroics of people who are convinced they are about to change the world. I am more awed by those who struggle to make one small difference after another.
    (Ellen Goodman)
     
  3601. You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
    (Mary Worth)
     
  3602. Confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can have. It's much sexier than any body part.
    (Aimee Mullins)
     
  3603. There is no getting at our God sometimes because of the multitude of our friends; but when a man is so poor, so friendless, so helpless that he has nowhere else to turn, he flies into his Father's arms, and is blessedly clasped therein! Oh, tempest-tossed believer, it is a happy trouble that drives thee to thy Father!
    (Charles H. Spurgeon)
     
  3604. We didn't fence you in. The smallness you feel comes from within you. Your lives aren't small, but you're living them in a small way.
    (2 Cor. 6:12 MSG)
     
  3605. So often, whether for good or ill, one's inner state seems to have so little connection with the circumstances.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3606. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
    (Plato)
     
  3607. Countless people pray far more than they know. Often they have such a "stained-glass" image of prayer that they fail to recognize what they are experiencing is prayer and so condemn themselves for not praying.
    (Richard J. Foster)
     
  3608. Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life.
    (Adele Brookman)
     
  3609. Compared to what's coming, living conditions around here seem like a stopover in an unfurnished shack, and we're tired of it! We've been given a glimpse of the real thing, our true home, our resurrection bodies! The Spirit of God whets our appetite by giving us a taste of what's ahead. He puts a little of heaven in our hearts so that we'll never settle for less.
    (2 Cor. 5:4b-5 MSG)
     
  3610. Some people think they can imagine a creature which was free but had no possibility of going wrong; I cannot. If a thing is free to be good it is also free to be bad. And free will is what has made evil possible.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3611. There is a field out beyond the place of right and wrong; I'll meet you there.
    (Rumi)
     
  3612. How you deal with the issue is the issue.
    (Ron Hulnick)
     
  3613. What you focus on expands.
    (Ron & Mary Hulnick)
     
  3614. I saw grief drinking a cup of sorrow and called out, "It tastes sweet, does it not?"
    "You've caught me," grief answered, "and you've ruined my business. How can I sell sorrow, when you know it's a blessing."
    (Rumi)
     
  3615. A man should not leave this earth with unfinished business. He should live each day as if it was a pre-flight check. He should ask each morning, am I prepared to lift-off?
    (Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider)
     
  3616. I believe that if it were left to artists to choose their own labels, most would choose none.
    (Ben Shahn)
     
  3617. My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that "achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that's nice, too, but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success."
    (Helen Hayes)
     
  3618. We've all met a certain type of spiritual person. She's a wonderful person. She loves the Lord. She prays and reads the Bible all the time. but all she thinks about is herself. She's not a selfish person. But she's always at the center of everything she's doing. "How can I witness better? How can I do this better? How can I take care of this person's problem better?" It's me, me, me disguised in a way that is difficult to see because her spiritual talk disarms us.
    (Eugene Peterson)
     
  3619. There is an intimacy with God, but it's like any other intimacy; it's part of the fabric of your life. In marriage you don't feel intimate most of the time. Nor with a friend. Intimacy isn't primarily a mystical emotion. It's a way of life, a life of openness, honesty, a certain transparency.
    (Eugene Peterson)
     
  3620. One of my favorite stories is of Teresa of Avila. She's sitting in the kitchen with a roasted chicken. And she's got it with both hands, and she's gnawing on it. Just devouring this chicken. One of the nuns comes in shocked that she's doing this, behaving this way. She said, "When I eat chicken, I eat chicken; when I pray, I pray."
    (Eugene Peterson)
     
  3621. Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less.
    (Norman Mailer)
     
  3622. Remember that all worlds come to an end and that noble death is a treasure no one is too poor to buy.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3623. The proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs our gift.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3624. The last thing I wish is to arouse factual curiosity about the details of the afterworld.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3625. When you have a goal in life that takes a lot of energy that requires a lot of work that incurs a great deal of interest and that is a challenge to you, you will always look forward to waking up to see what the new day will bring.
    (Susan Polis Schutz)
     
  3626. Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again.
    (Og Mandino)
     
  3627. Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it.
    (François De la Rochefoucauld)
     
  3628. We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.
    (Bertha Calloway)
     
  3629. I thought I would have to teach my son about the world, turns out I have to teach the world about my son. They see a boy who doesn't speak, I see a miracle who doesn't need words.
    (Jayna Sattler)
     
  3630. Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.
    (Henry David Thoreau)
     
  3631. Daniel purposed in his heart.
    (Daniel 1:8)
     
  3632. Morality is never a question of geography.
    (Rodney Griffen)
     
  3633. The heads of strong old age are beautiful beyond all grace of youth.
    (Robinson Jeffers)
     
  3634. True silence is the rest of the mind; it is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.
    (William Penn)
     
  3635. I've grown to realize the joy that comes from little victories is preferable to the fun that comes from ease and the pursuit of pleasure.
    (Lawana Blackwell)
     
  3636. What Satan has put into the heads of our remote ancestors was the idea that they could 'be like gods' — could set up on their own as if they had created themselves — be their own masters — invent some sort of happiness for themselves outside God, apart from God. And out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we call human history — money, poverty, ambition, war, prostitution, classes, empires, slavery — the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3637. The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
    (Denis Watley)
     
  3638. Beautiful young people are accidents of nature,
    but beautiful old people are works of art.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3639. The joy of a spirit is the measure of its power.
    (Ninon de Lenclos)
     
  3640. You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.
     
  3641. We have failed to practice ourselves the kind of behaviour we expect from other people.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3642. If we take care of the moments, the years will take care of themselves.
    (Maria Edgeworth)
     
  3643. Never try to reason the prejudice out of a man. It was not reasoned into him, and cannot be reasoned out.
    (Sydney Smith)
     
  3644. If God will bring you to it; He will bring your through it.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3645. Happy moments, praise God.
    Difficult moments, seek God.
    Quiet moments, worship God.
    Painful moments, trust God.
    Every moment, thank God.
     
  3646. There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room, your garden or even your bathtub.
    ( Elisabeth Kubler-Ross)
     
  3647. Do not judge men by mere appearances; for the light laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy.
    (E. H. Chapin)
     
  3648. Do not judge and you will never be mistaken.
    (Jean Jacques Rousseau)
     
  3649. Do not fall prey to the false belief that mastery and domination are synonymous with manliness.
    (Kent Nerburn)
     
  3650. The best way to realize the pleasure of feeling rich is to live in a smaller house than your means would entitle you to have.
    (Edward Clarke)
     
  3651. Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.
    (Ludwig van Beethoven)
     
  3652. To be a saint is the exception; to be upright is the rule. Err, falter, sin, but be upright. To commit the least possible sin is the law for man. Sin is a gravitation.
    (Victor Hugo)
     
  3653. It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.
    (Kahlil Gibran)
     
  3654. 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)
     
  3655. It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
    (Seneca)
     
  3656. I have come to believe that giving and receiving are really the same. Giving and receiving — not giving and taking.
    (Joyce Grenfell)
     
  3657. I love you the more that I believe you have liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.
    (John Keats)
     
  3658. With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing.
    (Catherine de Hueck)
     
  3659. Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.
    (Dr. David M. Burns)
     
  3660. There are people whom one loves immediately and forever. Even to know they are alive in the world with one is quite enough.
    (Nancy Spain)
     
  3661. Complaining is good for you as long as you're not complaining to the person you're complaining about.
    (Lynn Johnston)
     
  3662. When you give each other everything, it becomes an even trade. Each wins all.
    (Lois McMaster Bujold)
     
  3663. Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3664. If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3665. You're alive. Do something. The directive in life, the moral imperative was so uncomplicated. It could be expressed in single words, not complete sentences. It sounded like this: Look. Listen. Choose. Act.
    (Barbara Hall)
     
  3666. A great preservative against angry and mutinous thoughts, and all impatience and quarreling, is to have some great business and interest in your mind, which, like a sponge shall suck up your attention and keep you from brooding over what displeases you.
    (Joseph Rickaby)
     
  3667. Courage is saying, "Maybe what I'm doing isn't working; maybe I should try something else."
    (Anna Lappe)
     
  3668. He demands our worship, our obedience, our prostration. Do we suppose that they can do Him any good, or fear, like the chorus in Milton, that human irreverence can bring about 'His glory's diminution'? A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3669. Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
    (Frank Scully)
     
  3670. (A Devil speaking) And all the time the joke is that the word 'Mine' in its fully possessive sense cannot be uttered by a human being about anything. In the long run either Our Father or the Enemy will say Mine of each thing that exists, and specially of each man. They will find out in the end, never fear, to whom their time, their souls, and their bodies really belong certainly not to them, whatever happens.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3671. Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
    (Baruch Spinoza)
     
  3672. It's a sign of mediocrity when you demonstrate gratitude with moderation.
    (Roberto Benigni)
     
  3673. For believers there are no questions, and for unbelievers there are no answers.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3674. Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.
    (Robert Louis Stevenson)
     
  3675. One single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer.
    (G. E. Lessing)
     
  3676. The monstrosity of sexual intercourse outside marriage is that those who indulge in it are trying to isolate one kind of union (the sexual) from all the other kinds of union which were intended to go along with it and make up the total union. The Christian attitude does not mean there is anything wrong about sexual pleasure, any more than about the pleasure of eating. It means that you must not isolate that pleasure and try to get it by itself, any more than you ought to try to get the pleasure of taste without swallowing and digesting, by chewing things and spitting them out.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3677. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
    (William Cowper)
     
  3678. Can a mortal ask questions which God finds unanswerable? Quite easily, I should think. All nonsense questions are unanswerable. How many hours are there in a mile? Is yellow square or round? Probably half the questions we ask — half our great theological and metaphysical problems — are like that.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3679. When disaster strikes, understanding of God is at risk. Unexpected illness or death, national catastrophe, social disruption, personal loss, plague or epidemic, devastation by flood or drought, turn men and women who haven't given God a thought in years into instant theologians. Rumors fly: "God is absent." ... "God is angry" ... "God is playing favorites, and I'm not the favorite" ... "God is ineffectual" ... "God is holding a grudge from a long time ago, and now we're paying for it."
    (Eugene Peterson)
     
  3680. There is a sense in which catastrophe doesn't introduce anything new into our lives. It simply exposes the moral or spiritual reality that already exists but was hidden beneath an overlay of routine, self-preoccuption, and business as usual.
    (Eugene Peterson)
     
  3681. There comes a moment when people who have been dabbling in religion ('man's search for God') suddenly draw back. Supposing we really found Him? We never meant it to come to that! Worse still, supposing He had found us?
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3682. Enemy-occupied territory — that is what this world is. Christianity is the story of how the rightful king has landed, you might say landed in disguise, and is calling us all to take part in a great campaign of sabotage.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3683. Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
    (Henri Bergson)
     
  3684. Giving is a necessity sometimes... more urgent, indeed, than having.
    (Margaret Lee Runbeck)
     
  3685. Keep clear of psychiatrists unless you know that they are also Christians. Otherwise they start with the assumption that your religion is an illusion and try to 'cure' it: and this assumption they make not as professional psychologists but as amateur philosophers.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3686. This is one of the miracles of love; it gives ... a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3687. If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
    (Moshe Dayan)
     
  3688. The great triumph is not in your authority over evil, but in God's authority over you and presence with you. Not what you do for God but what God does for you — that's the agenda for rejoicing.
    (Luke 11:20 MSG)
     
  3689. Statistics are like a lamppost to a drunken man — more for leaning on than illumination.
    (David Brent)
     
  3690. The concept that treats prayer as if it were a supplemental booster in getting some project off the ground makes the project primary and the prayer secondary. Prayer was never meant to be incidental to the work of God. It is the work.
    (Arthur Matthews)
     
  3691. If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully.
    (Kahlil Gibran)
     
  3692. If you just use my words in Bible studies and don't work them into your life, you are like a dumb carpenter who built a house but skipped the foundation. When the swollen river came crashing in, it collapsed like a house of cards. It was a total loss.
    (Matthew 6:49, The Message)
     
  3693. It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
    (John Gray)
     
  3694. The problem of power is how to achieve its responsible use rather than its irresponsible and indulgent use — of how to get men of power to live for the public rather than off the public.
    (Robert F. Kennedy)
     
  3695. Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
    (Charles Dickens)
     
  3696. A man can't be taken to hell, or sent to hell: you can only get there on your own steam.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3697. Evil comes from the abuse of free will.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3698. You're familiar with the old written law, 'Love your friend,' and its unwritten companion, 'Hate your enemy.' I'm challenging that. I'm telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer.
    (Matthew 5:43-44, The Message)
     
  3699. No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3700. Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst. Of all created beings the wickedest is one who originally stood in the immediate presence of God.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3701. Besides living in very simple accommodations, Taylor periodically went through his books and his wardrobe to see what he could give to others. As his guideline, he asked what he would be ashamed of still having if the Lord were to return that day.
    (Meg Crossman)
     
  3702. No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he'll never let you be pushed past your limit; he'll always be there to help you come through it.
    (1 Cor. 10:13, MSG)
     
  3703. There are no extraordinary men..., just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.
    (Admiral William Frederick Halsey)
    (Christian paraphrase) There are no great Christians, just ordinary Christians like you and I, that are yielded to the Holy Spirit, therefore used by God to do great work.
     
  3704. We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives who thinks most — feels the noblest — acts the best
    (Philip James Bailey)
     
  3705. Really great moral teachers never do introduce new moralities: it is quacks and cranks who do that... The real job of every moral teacher is to keep on bringing us back, time after time, to the old simple principles which we are all so anxious not to see.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3706. I know nothing about sex because I was always married.
    (Zsa Zsa Gabor)
     
  3707. You and I who still enjoy fairy tales have less reason to wish actual childhood back. We have kept its pleasures and added some grown-up ones as well.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3708. If I have seen farther than others it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants.
    (Isaac Newton)
     
  3709. Pygmies who stand on the shoulders of giants see farther than the giants.
    (Bernard of Chartres)
     
  3710. A gourmet who thinks of calories is like a tart, who looks at her watch.
    (James Beard, celebrated chef)
     
  3711. Though the superstitions of the heathen were a thousand times stronger than they are, and the example of the Europeans a thousand times worse; though I were deserted by all and persecuted by all, yet my faith, fixed on the sure Word would rise above all obstructions and overcome every trial, God's cause will triumph
    (William Carey)
     
  3712. Doubting God's existence is okay and perfectly acceptable within Christianity as long as the person doubting remains obedient and committed to the Christian path.
    (Real Live Preacher)
     
  3713. When you really trust someone, you have to be okay with not understanding some things.
    (Real Live Preacher)
     
  3714. It's not foresight or hindsight we need. We need sight, plain and simple. We need to see what is right in front of us.
    (Real Live Preacher)
     
  3715. There isn't much better in this life than finding a way to spend a few hours in conversation with people you respect and love. You have to carve this time out of your life because you aren't really living without it.
    (Real Live Preacher)
     
  3716. Fidelity to commitment in the face of doubts and fears is a very spiritual thing.
    (Real Live Preacher)
     
  3717. God, I don't have great faith, but I can be faithful. My belief in you may be seasonal, but my faithfulness will not. I will follow in the way of Christ. I will act as though my life and the lives of others matter. I will love. I have no greater gift to offer than my life. Take it.
    (Real Live Preacher)
     
  3718. We think having faith means being convinced God exists in the same way we are convinced a chair exists. People who cannot be completely convinced of God's existence think faith is impossible for them. Not so. People who doubt can have great faith because faith is something you do, not something you think. In fact, the greater your doubt the more heroic your faith.
    (Real Live Preacher)
     
  3719. EVERY path may lead you to God, even the weird ones. Most of us are on a journey. We're looking for something, though we're not always sure what that is. The way is foggy much of the time. I suggest you slow down and follow some of the side roads that appear suddenly in the mist.
    (Real Live Preacher)
     
  3720. I think people want their illusions and writers are mostly illusion. When you read their words, you read a flattened, incomplete version of the writer.
    (Real Live Preacher)
     
  3721. Integrity combined with faithfulness is a powerful force and worthy of great respect.
    (Real Live Preacher)
     
  3722. Forgiveness does not always lead to a healed relationship. Some people are not capable of love, and it might be wise to let them go along with your anger. Wish them well, and let them go their way.
    (Real Live Preacher)
     
  3723. It really doesn't matter if the person who hurt you deserves to be forgiven. Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. You have things to do and you want to move on.
    (Real Live Preacher)
     
  3724. You can pray for someone even if you don't think God exists.
    (Real Live Preacher)
     
  3725. Love the ones you can. Touch the ones you can reach. Let the others go.
     
  3726. The "interior castle" of the human soul, as Teresa of Avila called it, has many rooms, and they are slowly occupied by God, who allows us time and room to grow. That is a crucial aspect of the divine conspiracy.
    (Dallas Willard)
     
  3727. After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.
    (Cato, the Elder)
     
  3728. The truth is that progress is usually small and sneaky. The lie is that only big will do; only big will change the world, so everyone will be kind to each other and the killing will stop.
    Big is the magic we look for first, but grace is what makes things work out against all odds. If it were too big, it might sweep away all the bits of knowledge and insight we're granted as we go along. If it were too big, it couldn't get through the almost invisible cracks and holes in our walls, in our stone hearts; knowledge comes in tendrils.
    (Anne Lamott)
     
  3729. Human beings can't make one another really happy for long.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3730. If we take the imagery of Scripture seriously, if we believe that God will one day give us the Morning Star and cause us to put on the splendour of the sun, then we may surmise that both the ancient myths and the modern poetry, so false as history, may be very near the truth as prophecy.... We cannot mingle with the splendours we see. But all the leaves of the New Testament are rustling with the rumor that it will not always be so.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3731. The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
    (Henry David Thoreau)
     
  3732. I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3733. Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
    (Helen Keller)
     
  3734. To think that the spectre you see as an illusion does not rob him of his terrors: it simply adds the further terror of madness itself — and then on top of that the horrible surmise that those whom the rest have called mad have, all along, been the only people who see the world as it really is.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3735. Success is counted sweetest by those who ne'er succeed.
    (Emily Dickenson)
     
  3736. I am trying here to prevent anyone from saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: 'I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept His claim to be God.' That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3737. A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
    (Dwight D. Eisenhower)
     
  3738. Some will not be redeemed. There is no doctrine which I would more willingly remove from Christianity than this if it lay in my power. But it has the full support of Scripture and, specially, of Our Lord's own words; it has always been held by Christendom; and it has the support of reason. If a game is played, it must be possible to lose it. If the happiness of a creature lies in self-surrender, no one can make that surrender but himself..., and he may refuse.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3739. ...it is as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shooting at you.
    (Woodrow Wilson)
     
  3740. When He said, 'be perfect', He meant it. He meant that we must go in for the full treatment. It is hard; but the sort of compromise we are all hankering after is harder — in fact, it is impossible.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3741. Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you've got to say, and say it hot.
    (D.H. Lawrence)
     
  3742. When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.
    (Helen Keller)
     
  3743. An individual Christian may see fit to give up all sorts of things for special reasons — marriage, or meat, or beer, or cinema; but the moment he starts saying the things are bad in themselves, or looking down his nose at other people who do use them, he has taken the wrong turning.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3744. Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
    (David Lloyd George)
     
  3745. If we insist on keeping Hell (or even earth) we shall not see Heaven: if we accept Heaven we shall not be able to retain even the smallest and most intimate souvenirs of Hell.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3746. A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.
    (Sallust)
     
  3747. Civil society, given a chance, works far better on its own than statisticians can conceive. The government sits atop it like a parasite, and is most often a major threat to its smooth functioning.
    (Gene Callahan)
     
  3748. There have been men before now who got so interested in proving the existence of God that they came to care nothing for God Himself..., as if the good Lord had nothing to do but exist!
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3749. There have been some who were so occupied in spreading Christianity that they never gave a thought to Christ. Man! Ye see it in smaller matters. Did ye never know a lover of books that with all his first editions and signed copies had lost the power to read them? Or an organiser of charities that had lost all love for the poor? It is the subtlest of all the snares.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3750. Joy is not a substitute for sex; sex is very often a substitute for Joy. I sometimes wonder whether all pleasures are not substitutes for Joy.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3751. Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture.... Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
    (Norman Vincent Peale)
     
  3752. I have come to the conviction that if you cannot translate your thoughts into uneducated language, then your thoughts are confused.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3753. Better than if there were thousands of meaningless words is one meaningful word that on hearing brings peace.
    (Upanishads)
     
  3754. Worry is a misuse of imagination.
    (Dan Zadra)
     
  3755. He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.
    (Henry Emerson Fosdick)
     
  3756. Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me — watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly.
    (Matthew 11:28-30 MSG)
     
  3757. We should mind humiliation less if we were humbler.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3758. Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
    (Oprah Winfrey)
     
  3759. Perfect humility dispenses with modesty.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3760. God never meant man to be a purely spiritual creature. That is why He uses material things like bread and wine to put the new life into us. We may think this rather crude and unspiritual. God does not: He invented eating. He likes matter. He invented it.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3761. You are young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters.
    (Plato)
     
  3762. Be wary of false preachers who smile a lot, dripping with practiced sincerity. Chances are they are out to rip you off some way or other. Don't be impressed with charisma; look for character.
    (Matthew 7:15 MSG)
     
  3763. We can never know that a piece of writing is bad unless we have begun by trying to read it as if it were very good and ended by discovering that we were paying the author an undeserved compliment.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3764. It's a shallow life that doesn't give a person a few scars.
    (Garrison Keillor)
     
  3765. In prayer there is a connection between what God does and what you do. You can't get forgiveness from God, for instance, without also forgiving others. If you refuse to do your part, you cut yourself off from God's part.
    (Matthew 6:14-15 MSG)
     
  3766. Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a dank cellar. If you pull the blinds on your windows, what a dark life you will have!
    (Matthew 6:22-23 MSG)
     
  3767. Be especially careful when you are trying to be good so that you don't make a performance out of it. It might be good theater, but the God who made you won't be applauding.
    (Matthew 6:1 MSG)
     
  3768. It is better to wear out than to rust out.
    (Bishop Richard Cumberland)
     
  3769. Perhaps in the soul, as in the soil, those growths that show the brightest colours and put forth the most overpowering smell have not always the deepest root.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3770. But the great thing to remember is that, though our feelings come and go, His love for us does not. It is not wearied by our sins, or our indifference; and, therefore, it is quite relentless in its determination that we shall be cured of those sins, at whatever cost to us, at whatever cost to Him.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3771. God touched Jacob's strength (the thigh muscle is the strongest in the body) and turned it into weakness. From that day forward, Jacob walked with a limp so he could never run away again.
    If you want God to bless you and use you greatly, you must be willing to walk with a limp the rest of your life, because God uses weak people.
    (Rick Warren)
     
  3772. Christians, like snowflakes, are frail, but when they stick together they can stop traffic.
    (Vance Havner)
     
  3773. God has never been impressed with strength or self-sufficiency. In fact, he is drawn to people who are weak and admit it.
    (Rick Warren)
     
  3774. In order to be of service to others we have to die to them; that is, we have to give up measuring our meaning and value with the yardstick of others..... Thus we become free to be compassionate.
    (Henri Nouwen)
     
  3775. And if someone takes unfair advantage of you, use the occasion to practice the servant life.
    (Matthew 5:41 MSG)
     
  3776. Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can.
    (John Wesley)
     
  3777. If my life is fruitless, it doesn't matter who praises me, and if my life is fruitful, it doesn't matter who criticizes me.
    (John Bunyan)
     
  3778. Holy living consists of doing God's work with a smile.
    (Mother Theresa)
     
  3779. Hence, nearly all vices are rooted in the future. Gratitude looks to the past and love to the present; fear, avarice, lust, and ambition look ahead.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3780. If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.
    (Buddha)
     
  3781. God develops the fruit of the Spirit in your life by allowing you to experience circumstances in which you're tempted to express the exact opposite quality!
    Character development always involves a choice, and temptation provides that opportunity.
    (Rick Warren)
     
  3782. Don't give up, grow up.
    (Rick Warren)
     
  3783. If you look at the world you'll be distressed. If you look within, you'll be depressed. But if you look at Christ you'll be at rest
    (Corrie ten Boom)
     
  3784. Everything that happens to a child of God is Father — filtered, and He intends to use it for good even when Satan and others mean it for bad.
    (
    Rick Warren)
     
  3785. When life is rosy, we may slide by with knowing about Jesus, with imitating him and quoting him and speaking of him. But only in suffering will we know Jesus.
    (Joni Eareckson Tada)
     
  3786. Don't throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water.
    (Swedish Proverb)
     
  3787. Sadly, a quick review of many popular Christian books reveals that many believers have abandoned living for God's great purposes and settled for personal fulfillment and emotional stability. that is narcissism, not discipleship.
    (Rick Warren)
     
  3788. How could we endure to live and let time pass if we were always crying for one day or one year to come back — if we did not know that every day in a life fills the whole life with expectation and memory?
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3789. If we fall, we don't need self-recrimination or blame or anger — we need a reawakening of our intention and a willingness to recommit, to be whole-hearted once again.
    (Sharon Salzberg)
     
  3790. Disillusionment with our local church is a good thing because it destroys our false expectations of perfection.
    (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
     
  3791. He who loves his dream of community more than the Christian community itself becomes a destroyer of the latter.
    (Dietrich Bonhoeffer)
     
  3792. People don't care what we know until that know that we care.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3793. Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3794. The possession of unlimited power will make a despot of almost any man. There is a possible Nero in the gentlest human creature that walks.
    (Thomas Bailey)
     
  3795. We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expression of opinions that we loathe.
    (Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.)
     
  3796. A proud man is always looking down on things and people: and of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3797. Miracles: You do not have to look for them. They are there, 24/7, beaming like radio waves all around you. Put up the antenna, turn up the volume — snap... crackle....
    (Hugh Elliott)
     
  3798. While there are illegitimate parents, there are no illegitimate children.
    (Rick Warren)
     
  3799. 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."
     
  3800. For this is the end of all the stories.... But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world... had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the great Story, which no one on earth has read, which goes on forever and in which every chapter is better than the one before.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3801. It ought to be the business of every day to prepare for our final day
    (Matthew Henry)
     
  3802. Christians should carry spiritual green cards to remind us that our citizenship is in heaven.
    (Rick Warren)
     
  3803. All that is not eternal is eternally useless
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3804. When you think about a problem over and over in your mind, that's called worry. When you think about God's Word over and over in your mind, that's meditation
    (Rick Warren)
     
  3805. It's not what you do, but how much love you put into it that matters.
    (Mother Theresa)
     
  3806. We are not merely imperfect creatures who must be improved: we are, as Newman said, rebels who must lay down our arms.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3807. Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
    (George Sand)
     
  3808. Think of yourself as an incandescent power, illuminated and perhaps forever talked to by God and his messengers.
    (Brenda Ueland)
     
  3809. One of the most sublime experiences we can ever have to wake up feeling healthy after we have been sick.
    (Rabbi Harold Kushner)
     
  3810. The possibility of pain is inherent in the very existence of a world where souls can meet. When souls become wicked they will certainly use this possibility to hurt one another; and this, perhaps, accounts for four-fifths of the sufferings of men.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3811. When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.
    (Henry J. Kaiser)
     
  3812. Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart, don't know how to laugh either.
    (Golda Meir)
     
  3813. I don't hire people who have to be told to be nice. I hire nice people.
    (Leona Helmsly)
     
  3814. When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.
    (Samuel Goldwyn)
     
  3815. Unless you assume a God, the question of life's purpose is meaningless.
    (Bertrand Russell)
     
  3816. Hell is a state of mind..., and every state of mind, left to itself, every shutting up of the creature within the dungeon of its own mind — is, in the end, Hell. But Heaven is not a state of mind. Heaven is reality itself. All that is fully real is Heavenly. For all that can be shaken will be shaken and only the unshakable remains.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3817. Underpromise; overdeliver.
    (Tom Peters)
     
  3818. What is to give light must endure burning.
    (Victor Frankl)
     
  3819. The Son of God became a man to enable men to become sons of God.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3820. Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.
    (Christina Baldwin)
     
  3821. To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains.
    (Mary Pettibone Poole)
     
  3822. Success isn't permanent, and failure isn't fatal.
    (Mike Ditka)
     
  3823. Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
    (Clarence Darrow)
     
  3824. If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact — not to be solved, but to be coped with over time.
    (Shimon Peres)
     
  3825. Acceptance is such an important commodity, some have called it "the first law of personal growth."
    (Peter McWilliams)
     
  3826. For human beings, you need two hugs a day to survive, four hugs for maintenance, six hugs to grow.
    (Virginia Satir)
     
  3827. If somebody hugs you, you know you must be there or they'll go through you.
    (Dr. Leo Buscaglia)
     
  3828. Never forget that we are all still "the early Christians." The present wicked and wasteful divisions between us are, let us hope, a disease of infancy; we are still teething.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3829. I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.
    (Harper Lee)
     
  3830. If you wish to know what a man is, place him in authority.
    (Yugoslav proverb)
     
  3831. In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3832. I'd rather work with someone who's good at their job but doesn't like me, than someone who likes me but is a ninny.
    (Sam Donaldson)
     
  3833. Try to love someone who you want to hate, because they are just like you, somewhere inside, in a way you may never expect, in a way that resounds so deeply within you that you cannot believe it.
    (Margaret Cho)
     
  3834. [Medicine is] a collection of uncertain prescriptions the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind.
    (Napoleon Bonaparte)
     
  3835. I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint — and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
    (Oprah Winfrey)
     
  3836. Perhaps the feelings that we experience when we are in love represent a normal state. Being in love shows a person who he should be.
    (Anton Chekhov)
     
  3837. One person can have a profound effect on another. And two people...well, two people can work miracles. They can change a whole town. They can change the world.
    (Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider)
     
  3838. For the Church has no beauty but what the Bride-groom gives her; He does not find, but makes her, lovely.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3839. Don't argue with an idiot. People watching might not be able to tell the difference.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3840. You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you. It is easy to say you believe a rope to be strong and sound as long as you are merely using it to cord a box. But suppose you had to hang by that rope over a precipice. Wouldn't you then first discover how much you really trusted it...? Only a real risk tests the reality of a belief.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3841. It is very strange that the years teach us patience — that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.
    (Elizabeth Taylor)
     
  3842. The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.
    (Helen Hayes)
     
  3843. Sin will take you farther than you ever thought you'd stray
    Sin will leave you so lost, you think you'll never find your way
    Sin will keep you longer than you ever thought you'd stay
    Sin will cost you more than you ever thought you'd pay.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3844. If you would judge of the lawfulness or the unlawfulness of pleasure, then take this simple rule: Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, and takes off the relish of spiritual things — that to you is sin.
    (Susannah Wesley)
     
  3845. All mortals tend to turn into the thing they are pretending to be.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3846. Where any one body of educated men, of whatever denomination, are condemned indiscriminately, there must be a deficiency of information, or...of something else.
    (Jane Austen) [RACISM DISCRIMINATION]
     
  3847. When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
    (Helen Keller)
     
  3848. What we learn from experience depends on the kind of philosophy we bring to experience.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3849. I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
    (Abraham Lincoln)
     
  3850. The heads of strong old age are beautiful beyond all grace of youth.
    (Robinson Jeffers, O Magazine, October 2003)
     
  3851. Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
    (Chinese proverb)
     
  3852. War is not its own end, except in some catastrophic slide into absolute damnation. It's peace that's wanted. Some better peace than the one you started with.
    (Lois McMaster Bujold)
     
  3853. When life seems chaotic, you don't need people giving you easy answers or cheap promises. There might not be any answers to your problems. What you need is a safe place where you can bounce with people who have taken some bad hops of their own.
    (Real Live Preacher)
     
  3854. Make your choice, adventurous stranger, strike the bell and bide the danger, or wonder 'till it drives you mad, what would have happened if you had.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3855. When we're stripped of all our worldly possessions and all our fame, family, friends, we all face death alone. But it's that solitude in death that's our common bond in life. I know it's ironic, but that's just the way things are.... Only when we understand all is vanity, only then, it isn't.
    (Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider — Northern Exposure)
     
  3856. Life is full of obstacle illusions.
    (Grant Frazier)
     
  3857. Cheerfulness, it would appear, is a matter which depends fully as much on the state of things within, as on the state of things without and around us.
    (Charlotte Bronte)
     
  3858. If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
    (Albert Einstein)
     
  3859. Let tears flow of their own accord: their flowing is not inconsistent with inward peace and harmony.
    (Seneca)
     
  3860. Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it. Plan more than you can do, then do it.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3861. Never let your inferiors do you a favor — it will be extremely costly.
    (H. L. Mencken)
     
  3862. There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.
    (Jane Austen)
     
  3863. Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
    (Ursula K. Le Guin)
     
  3864. It is not wealth one asks for, but just enough to preserve one's dignity, to work unhampered, to be generous, frank and independent.
    (Somerset Maugham)
     
  3865. Forgiveness is the healing of wounds caused by another. You choose to let go of a past wrong and no longer be hurt by it. Forgiveness is a strong move to make, like turning your shoulders sideways to walk quickly on a crowded sidewalk. It's your move.
    (Real Live Preacher)
     
  3866. Fear does not have any special power unless you empower it by submitting to it.
    (Les Brown)
     
  3867. Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill.
    (Shinichi Suzuki)
     
  3868. ...that is very like the problem of all of us: to dress our souls not for the electric lights of the present world but for the daylight of the next. The good dress is the one that will face that light. For that light will last longer.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3869. If you're afraid to let someone else see your weakness, take heart: Nobody's perfect. Besides, your attempts to hide your flaws don't work as well as you think they do.
    (Julie Morgenstern)
     
  3870. Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
    (Will Rogers)
     
  3871. Just as you began to feel that you could make good use of time, there was no time left to you.
    (Lisa Alther)
     
  3872. I have always had a kind of longing for death.... It was when I was happiest that I longed most.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3873. Three failures denote uncommon strength. A weakling has not enough grit to fail thrice.
    (Minna Thomas Antrim)
     
  3874. Far better things lie ahead than anything we leave behind.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3875. A hundred objective measurements didn't sum the worth of a garden; only the delight of its users did that. Only the use made it mean something.
    (Lois McMaster Bujold)
     
  3876. Pain plants the flag of truth within a rebel fortress.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3877. A sailor without a destination cannot hope for a favorable wind.
    (Leon Tec)
     
  3878. If you don't risk anything you risk even more.
    (Erica Jong)
     
  3879. Everybody has difficult years, but a lot of times the difficult years end up being the greatest years of your whole entire life, if you survive them.
    (Brittany Murphy)
     
  3880. Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  3881. Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.
    (Hyman Rickover)
     
  3882. Nobody speaks the truth when there's something they must have.
    (Elizabeth Bowen)
     
  3883. Any community's arm of force — military, police, security — needs people in it who can do necessary evil, and yet not be made evil by it. To do only the necessary and no more. To constantly question the assumptions, to stop the slide into atrocity.
    (Lois McMaster Bujold)
     
  3884. It has all been very interesting.
    (Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, last words, 1762)
     
  3885. Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
    (Plutarch)
     
  3886. Without freedom from the past, there is no freedom at all, because the mind is never new, fresh, innocent.
    (Krishnamurti)
     
  3887. God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself because it is not there. There is no such thing.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3888. Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field.
    (Dwight D. Eisenhower)
     
  3889. It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.
    (Aristotle)
     
  3890. Anger at lies lasts forever. Anger at truth can't last.
    (Greg Evans)
     
  3891. Tradition is a guide and not a jailer.
    (Somerset Maugham)
     
  3892. Only the mediocre are always at their best.
    (Jean Giraudoux)
     
  3893. Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked.
    (Philip Dormer Chesterfield)
     
  3894. Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
    (Reggie Leach)
     
  3895. I think all Christians would agree with me if I said that though Christianity seems at first to be all about morality, all about duties and rules and guilt and virtue, yet it leads you on, out of all that, into something beyond. One has a glimpse of a country where they do not talk of those things, except perhaps as a joke. Every one there is filled full with what we should call goodness as a mirror is filled with light. But they do not call it goodness. They do not call it anything. They are not thinking of it. They are too busy looking at the source from which it comes. But this is near the stage where the road passes over the rim of our world. No one's eyes can see very far beyond that: lots of people's eyes can see further than mine.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3896. Bacchus hath drowned more men than Neptune.
    (Thomas Fuller) [DRINK]
     
  3897. We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
    (Helen Keller)
     
  3898. Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it.
    (Jesse Stuart)
     
  3899. You only live once — but if you work it right, once is enough.
    (Joe E. Lewis)
     
  3900. Good and evil both increase at compound interest. That is why the little decisions you and I make every day are of such infinite importance. The smallest good act today is the capture of a strategic point from which, a few months later, you may be able to go on to victories you never dreamed of. An apparently trivial indulgence in lust or anger today is the loss of a ridge or railway line or bridgehead from which the enemy may launch an attack otherwise impossible.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3901. You do ill if you praise, but worse if you censure, what you do not understand.
    (Leonardo da Vinci)
     
  3902. For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes.
    (Dag Hammarskjold)
     
  3903. When we feel stuck, going nowhere — even starting to slip backward — we may actually be backing up to get a running start.
    (Dan Millman)
     
  3904. It is not our abilities that determine our success in life, it is the choices we make.
    (Albus Dumbledore, JK Rowling)
     
  3905. ...the human soul was made to enjoy some object that is never fully given — nay, cannot even be imagined as given — in our present mode of spatiotemporal experience. This desire was, in the soul, as the Seige Perilous in Arthur's castle, the chair in which only one could sit. And if nature makes nothing in vain, the One who sits in the chair must exist.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3906. If anybody really wants to know him [Satan] better I would say to that person, "Don't worry. If you really want to, you will. Whether you'll like it when you do is another question."
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3907. Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
    (Aristotle)
     
  3908. What you cannot enforce, do not command.
    (Sophocles)
     
  3909. To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward.
    (Margaret Fairless Barber)
     
  3910. ...never, here or anywhere else, let us think that while anthropomorphic images are a concession to our weakness, the abstractions are the literal truth. Both are equally concessions; each singly misleading, and the two together, mutually corrective.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3911. Set all things in their own peculiar place, and know that order is the greatest grace.
    (John Dryden)
     
  3912. There's a difference between good sound reasons and reasons that sound good.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3913. Courage is being scared to death — but saddling up anyway.
    (John Wayne)
     
  3914. I believe in an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out.
    (Arthur Hays Sulzberger)
     
  3915. Help others get ahead. You will always stand taller with someone else on your shoulders.
    (Bob Moawad)
     
  3916. I believe, to be sure, that any man who reaches Heaven will find that what he abandoned (even in plucking out his right eye) was precisely nothing: that the kernel of what he was really seeking even in his most depraved wishes will be there, beyond expectation, waiting for him in "the High Countries."
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3917. We learn and grow and are transformed not so much by what we do but by why and how we do it.
    (Sharon Salzberg)
     
  3918. The ancestor of every action is a thought.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  3919. 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 broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming — "WOW — What a Ride!"
    (Anonymous)
     
  3920. There are still some fundamentalist separatists around, but most evangelicals, whether within their denominations or not, move rather blithely in a pattern (or in the chaos of) ad hoc witness and activity (e.g., "parachurch") that pays little attention to historical confessional definition.
    (Martin Marty)
     
  3921. There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, in the end 'Thy will be done.' All that are in Hell, choose it.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3922. One mustn't make the Christian life into a punctilious system of law, like the Jewish [for] two reasons: (1) It raises scruples when we don't keep the routine; and (2) It raises presumptions when we do. Nothing gives one a more spuriously good conscience than keeping rules, even if there has been a total absence of all real charity and faith.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3923. Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
    (Colin Powell)
     
  3924. I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming that comes when you finish the life of the emotions and of personal relations; and suddenly find — at the age of fifty, say — that a whole new life has opened before you, filled with things you can think about, study, or read about.... It is as if a fresh sap of ideas and thoughts was rising in you.
    (Agatha Christie)
     
  3925. For both the seed and the soul, there is need for patience. Growth can seldom be forced in nature. Whether it is producing a tree or a human personality, nature unfolds its growth slowly, silently.
    (Morton Kelsey)
     
  3926. No matter how much pressure you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you'd be more productive.
    (Dr. Joyce Brothers)
     
  3927. No book is really worth reading at the age of ten which is not equally (and often more) worth reading at the age of fifty and beyond.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3928. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
    (Carl Jung)
     
  3929. Think of yourself just as a seed, waiting patiently in the earth — waiting to come up a flower in the Gardener's good time — up into the Real world, the Real waking. I suppose that all our present life, looked back on from there, will seem but a drowsy half-waking. We are here in the land of dreams. But cock-crow is coming. It is nearer now than when I began this letter.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3930. Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.
    (Thomas Carlyle)
     
  3931. I don't like generalisms such as 'the Germans' or 'the Americans.' I am of the opinion that there are no 'bad' peoples, only individuals or groups of individuals who can be either good or bad. Even 'bad' peoples have good things about them, and 'good' peoples have 'bad' things about them. The truth is never black and white. It is somewhere between.
    (Dr. Karl-Wolfgang Daum)
     
  3932. It is terrible to find how little progress one's philosophy and charity have made when they are brought to the test of domestic life.
    (C.S. Lewis))MARRIAGE)
     
  3933. Marvelous Truth, confront us at every turn, in every guise.
    (Denise Levertov)
     
  3934. Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
    (John Updike)
     
  3935. Joy is not in things; it is in us.
    (Richard Wagner)
     
  3936. The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is.
    (John Lancaster Spalding)
     
  3937. (Two prayers for aging grace)
      Hallow our lives.
      Bring us home.
      (Carole Stoneking)

     
  3938. Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.
    (Ben Franklin)
     
  3939. Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.
    (Cherie Carter-Scott)
     
  3940. Christ did not teach and suffer that we might become, even in the natural loves, more careful of our own happiness. If a man is not uncalculating towards the earthly beloveds whom he has seen, he is none the more likely to be so towards God whom he has not. We shall draw neared to God, not by trying to avoid the sufferings inherent in all loves, but by accepting them and offering them to Him; throwing away all defensive armour.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3941. One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
    (Amos Bronson Alcott)
     
  3942. Quotations are true levelers.
    They give, to all who will faithfully use them, the spiritual presence of the best and greatest of the human race.
    (William Ellery Channing)
     
  3943. Diplomacy is the art of knowing what not to say.
    (Matthew Trump)
     
  3944. Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.
    (Seneca)
     
  3945. The challenge of death comes to us all, and no one can die for another. Everyone must fight his own battle with death by himself, alone. ... I will not be with you then, nor you with me.
    (Martin Luther)
     
  3946. Joy is prayer.
    Joy is strength.
    Joy is love.
    Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
    (Mother Theresa)
     
  3947. Time is:
    Too slow for those who Wait,
    Too swift for those who Fear,
    Too long for those who Grieve;
    Too short for those who Rejoice;
    But for those who Love,
    Time is Eternity.
    (Henry Van Dyke)
     
  3948. God, give me strength to face a fact though it slay me.
    (Thomas H. Huxley)
     
  3949. Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
    (Aristotle)
     
  3950. It's so easy to be wicked without knowing it, isn't it?
    (L. M. Montgomery)
     
  3951. He had occasional flashes of silence, that made his conversation perfectly delightful.
    (Sydney Smith, referring to Macaulay)
     
  3952. Her grandmother, as she gets older, is not fading but rather becoming more concentrated.
    (Paulette Bates Alden)
     
  3953. I see no sin committed but that I might have committed it.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3954. Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.
    (Francis Bacon)
     
  3955. The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
    (Napoleon Bonaparte)
     
  3956. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
    (Eleanor Roosevelt)
     
  3957. Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence.
    (Norman Podhoretz)
     
  3958. Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.
    (Theodore Roosevelt)
     
  3959. If your morals make you dreary, depend on it , they are wrong.
    (Robert Louis Stevenson)
     
  3960. When you want to believe in something, you also have to believe in everything that's necessary for believing in it.
    (Ugo Betti)
     
  3961. The sweat of hard work is not to be displayed. It is much more graceful to appear favored by the gods.
    (Maxine Hong Kingston)
     
  3962. Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man...It is the comparison that makes you proud; the pleasure of being above the rest.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3963. You Can't Always Get What You Want, But If You Try, Sometimes You Find You Get What You Need.
    (Mick Jagger)
     
  3964. While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.
    (Henry C. Link)
     
  3965. The definition of a rut is: a grave with both ends knocked out of it.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3966. One thing life has taught me: if you are interested in anything, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.
    (Eleanor Roosevelt)
     
  3967. If you punish out of love instead of anger, you'll never love it, and if you never love it, you'll avoid it whenever possible.
    (Andrew Peterson)
     
  3968. Old age ain't no place for sissies.
    (Bette Davis)
     
  3969. If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.
    (Catherine)
     
  3970. I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb ... and I'm also not blonde.
    (Dolly Parton)
     
  3971. I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.
    (Gloria Steinem)
     
  3972. Remember that what you believe will depend very much on what you are.
    (Noah Porter)
     
  3973. Affection, as distinct from charity, is not a cause of lasting happiness. Left to its natural bent affection becomes in the end greedy, naggingly solicitous, jealous, exacting, timorous.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3974. An error is the more dangerous the more truth it contains.
    (Henri-Frédéric Amiel)
     
  3975. There's nothing meaner than a Christian when he is mean.
    (J. Vernon McGee)
     
  3976. This world is a great sculptor's shop. We are the statues and there is a rumor around the shop that some of us are some day going to come to life.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3977. I never feel age.... If you have creative work, you don't have age or time.
    (Louise Nevelson)
     
  3978. If you don't find quantum physics to be bewildering, you don't really understand quantum physics.
    (Niels Bohr)
     
  3979. There are two equal and opposite errors into which can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3980. For you to be successful, sacrifices must be made. It's better that they are made by others but failing that, you'll have to make them yourself.
    (Rita Mae Brown)
     
  3981. Anger is only one letter short of danger.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3982. A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well.
    (Dan Rather)
     
  3983. Holding onto fear and other assorted emotional baggage is much like holding onto a 20 pound watermelon; you can't get close enough to someone to give them a good hug.
    (Po Bronson)
     
  3984. I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.
    (Lillian Hellman)
     
  3985. There are a dozen views about everything until you know the answer. Then there's never more than one.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3986. I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.
    (Confucius)
     
  3987. We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
    (Joseph Campbell)
     
  3988. The average teenager in America watches 21 to 29 hours of TV per week. The average [father] spends seven minutes a week with his kids.
    (Walt Larimore)
     
  3989. When we want to be something other than the thing God wants us to be, we must be wanting what, in fact, will not make us happy.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  3990. Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
    (Dr. Laura Schlessinger)
     
  3991. Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let everyone know that you have a reserve in yourself; that you have more power than you are now using. If you are not too large for the place you occupy, you are too small for it.
    (James A. Garfield)
     
  3992. A belief is something you will argue about. A conviction is something you will die for!
    (Howard Hendricks)
     
  3993. I believe there are five measurements of spiritual growth: knowledge, perspective, conviction, skills, and character. These five levels of learning are the building blocks of spiritual maturity.
    (
    Rick Warren)
     
  3994. Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.
    (Anonymous)
     
  3995. It's a social and political system rooted in mavericks, innovation, risk-taking, open intellectual argument, impatience, creative change, failure, the frontier spirit, competition, and a compulsion to get ahead.
    (Daniel Henninger)
     
  3996. I look at the world upside down, as God does. Instead of seeking out people who stroke my ego, I find those whose egos need stroking; instead of important people with resources who can do me favors, I find people with few resources; instead of the strong, I look for the weak; instead of the healthy, the sick. Is not this how God reconciles the world to himself?
    (Philip Yancey)
     
  3997. I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.
    (Herbert Bayard Swope)
     
  3998. They were so strong in their beliefs that there came a time when it hardly mattered what exactly those beliefs were; they all fused into a single stubbornness.
    (Louise Erdrich)
     
  3999. How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.
    (Benjamin Disraeli)
     
  4000. And I say also this. I do not think the forest would be so bright, nor the water so warm, nor love so sweet, if there were no danger in the lakes.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  4001. Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.
    (Vernon Sanders Law)
     
  4002. Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.
    (Henry David Thoreau)
     
  4003. Never be haughty to the humble; never be humble to the haughty.
    (Jefferson Davis)
     
  4004. No amount of falls will really undo us if we keep on picking ourselves up each time. We shall of course be very muddy and tattered ' by the time we reach home, but the bathrooms are all ready, the towels put out, and the clean clothes in the airing cupboard. The only fatal thing is to lose one's temper and give it up. It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us: it is the very sign of His presence.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  4005. Get away from the crowd when you can. Keep yourself to yourself, if only for a few hours daily.
    (Arthur Brisbane)
     
  4006. You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
    (Evan Esar)
     
  4007. If you would not step into the harlot's house, do not go by the harlot's door.
    (Thomas Secker)
     
  4008. One of the great difficulties is to keep before the audience's mind the question of Truth. They always think you are recommending Christianity not because it is true but because it is good.... You have to keep forcing them back, and again back, to the real point.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  4009. The reason quiet time is so difficult is because whenever we have a quiet time, the only person we have to deal with is ourselves.
    (Anonymous)
     
  4010. Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.
    (Anonymous)
     
  4011. If you add a little and do this often, soon that little will become great.
    (Hesiod)
     
  4012. ...the safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.
    (Voltaire)
     
  4013. It is no profit to have learned well, if you neglect to do well.
    (Publilius Syrus)
     
  4014. He who postpones the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
    (Horace)
     
  4015. Americans used to roar like lions for liberty. Now we bleat like sheep for security.
    (Norman Vincent Peale)
     
  4016. Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
    (Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.)
     
  4017. ...those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety....
    (Ben Franklin)[PRIDE]
     
  4018. There is more truth said in jest than in truth.
    (Shakespeare)HUMOR)
     
  4019. No man knows how bad he is till he has tried very hard to be good.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  4020. Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.
    (Robert Fripp)
     
  4021. More and more clearly one sees how much of ones' philosophy and religion are mere talk: the boldest hope is that concealed somewhere within it there is some seed however small of the real thing.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  4022. Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid.
    (John Wayne)
     
  4023. Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.
    (Wendell Johnson)
     
  4024. Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.
    (Elizabeth Bibesco)
     
  4025. I never learned from a man who agreed with me.
    (Robert Heinlein)
     
  4026. The ability to quote is a serviceable substitute for wit.
    (Somerset Maugham)
     
  4027. The trouble with talking too fast is you may say something you haven't thought of yet.
    (Ann Landers)
     
  4028. In our age there is no such thing as "keeping out of politics." All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred, and schizophrenia.
    (George Orwell)
     
  4029. Anger is a signal, and one worth listening to.
    (Harriet Lerner)
     
  4030. He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts — for support rather than for illumination.
    (Andrew Lang)
     
  4031. To please God...to be a real ingredient in the divine happiness...to be loved by God, not merely pitied, but delighted in as an artist delights in his work or a father in a son — it seems impossible, a weight or burden of glory which our thoughts can hardly sustain. But so it is.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  4032. I don't sleep with married men, if you want to know. But I certainly have. I did a lot of stuff before I got sober that I wouldn't do anymore. But there wasn't a single thing that I'd do that Jesus would say, "Forget it, you're out. I've had it with you, try Buddha!"
    (Ann Lammott)
     
  4033. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.
    (Pythagoras)
     
  4034. We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take us or spare us.
    (Marcel Proust)
     
  4035. In all of us, even in good men, there is a lawless wild-beast nature, which peers out in sleep.
    (Socrates)
     
  4036. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
    (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
     
  4037. No one ever gets far unless he accomplishes the impossible at least once a day.
    (Elbert Hubbard)
     
  4038. 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)
     
  4039. There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other.
    (Eric Hoffer)
     
  4040. If you would stand well with a great mind, leave him with a favorable impression of yourself; if with a little mind, leave him with a favorable impression of himself.
    (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
     
  4041. Remember when you talk you only repeat what you already know, but if you listen you may learn something.
    (Amish saying)
     
  4042. A person who lives for himself never knows the real joys of life.
    (Amish saying)
     
  4043. 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.
    (Woodrow Wilson)
     
  4044. A theology which denies the historicity of nearly everything in the Gospels to which Christian life and affections and thought have been fastened for nearly two millennia — which either denies the miraculous altogether or, more strangely, after swallowing the camel of the Resurrection strains as such gnats as the feeding of the multitudes — if offered to the uneducated man can produce only one or other of two effects. It will make him a Roman Catholic or an atheist.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  4045. An optimist is the human personification of spring.
    (Susan J. Bissonette)
     
  4046. There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.
    (Richard Feynman)
     
  4047. Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
    (Kimberly Johnson)
     
  4048. Never tell evil of a man, if you do not know it for certainty, and if you know it for a certainty, then ask yourself, 'Why should I tell it?'
    (Johann K. Lavater)
     
  4049. No great deed, private or public, had ever been undertaken in a bliss of certainty.
    (Leon Wieseltier)
     
  4050. Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.
    (Samuel Johnson)
     
  4051. Although gold dust is precious, when it gets in your eyes, it obstructs your vision.
    (Hsi-Tang)
     
  4052. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket!
    (Will Rogers)
     
  4053. When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
    (E.W. Howe)
     
  4054. What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.
    (Crowfoot)
     
  4055. Showing people that you sincerely care about them can often be as easy as listening to them.
    (Brian Koslow)
     
  4056. Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.
    (Mark Twain)
     
  4057. A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time — pills or stairs.
    (Joan Welsh)
     
  4058. Few of us have lost our minds, but most of us have long ago lost our bodies.
    (Ken Wilbur)
     
  4059. Cultivate a healthy cynicism and you will have no trouble distinguishing the weeds from the vegetables in your garden, and your yield will be plenty.
    (Jozef Wroblewski)
     
  4060. We want a whole race perpetually in pursuit of the rainbow's end, never honest, nor kind, nor happy now, but always using as mere fuel wherewith to heap the altar of the Future every real gift which is offered them in the Present.
    (Screwtape Letters)
     
  4061. To obtain a man's opinion of you, make him mad.
    (Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.)
     
  4062. Cynicism is not realistic and tough. It's unrealistic and kind of cowardly because it means you don't have to try.
    (Peggy Noonan)
     
  4063. Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
    (Seneca)
     
  4064. I myself do nothing. The Holy Spirit accomplishes all through me.
    (William Blake)
     
  4065. God has not been trying an experiment on my faith or love in order to find out their quality. He knew it already. It was I who didn't. In this trial He makes us occupy the dock, the witness box, and the bench all at once. He always knew my temple was a house of cards. His only way of making me realize the fact was to knock it down.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  4066. Torture numbers, and they'll confess to anything.
    (Gregg Easterbrook)
     
  4067. With enough 'ifs' we could put Paris in a bottle.
    (French saying)
     
  4068. When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
    (John Muir)
     
  4069. Warning: Humor may be hazardous to your illness.
    (Ellie Katz)
     
  4070. When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.
    (African proverb)
     
  4071. The only way I think I could thank God is by doing kind things to the people who need me now for I understand what it means to be desperate and lonely.
    (Magnolia Pitiquen)
     
  4072. I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately triumph than to triumph in a cause that will ultimately fail.
    (Woodrow Wilson)
     
  4073. The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.
    (Umberto Eco)
     
  4074. Endeavor to be always patient of the faults and imperfections of others for thou has many faults and imperfections of thine own that require forbearance. If thou are not able to make thyself that which thou wishest, how canst thou expect to mold another in conformity to thy will?
    (Thomas à Kempis)
     
  4075. Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
    (Thomas à Kempis)
     
  4076. Excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure.
    (Don Wilder and Bill Rechin)
     
  4077. Life doesn't happen to us, it happens from us.
    (Mike Wickett)
     
  4078. Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
    (Christopher Morley)
     
  4079. Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
    (William James)
     
  4080. He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit.
    (Sir Walter Scott)
     
  4081. When one bases his life on principle, 99 percent of his decisions are already made.
    (Anonymous)
     
  4082. I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
    (Michelangelo)
     
  4083. You unlock the door with the key of imagination...
    (Rod Sterling)
     
  4084. They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
    (Francis Bacon)
     
  4085. Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.
    (Paulo Freire)
     
  4086. Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
    (William Arthur Ward)
     
  4087. The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving.
    (H.U. Westermayer)
     
  4088. ... making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others.
    (Stephen R. Covey)
     
  4089. Health is not simply the absence of sickness.
    (Hannah Green)
     
  4090. If you treat people right they will treat you right — ninety percent of the time.
    (Theodore Roosevelt)
     
  4091. If you have a talent, use it in every which way possible. Don't hoard it. Don't dole it out like a miser. Spend it lavishly like a millionaire intent on going broke.
    (Brendan Francis)
     
  4092. Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught.
    (J.C. Watts)
     
  4093. An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.
    (Spanish proverb)
     
  4094. Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
    (Cicero)
     
  4095. What I need is someone who will make me do what I can.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
     
  4096. The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
    (Carl Jung)
     
  4097. In producers, loafing is productive; and no creator, of whatever magnitude, has ever been able to skip that stage, any more than a mother can skip gestation.
    (Jacques Barzun)
     
  4098. The best armor is to keep out of range.
    (Italian proverb)
     
  4099. Just because two people argue, it doesn't mean they don't love each other. And just because they don't argue, it doesn't mean they do.
    (Anonymous)
     
  4100. Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
    (George Santayana)
     
  4101. A human being must have occupation if he or she is not to become a nuisance to the world.
    (Dorothy L. Sayers)
     
  4102. The world of dogmatic Christianity is a place in which thousands of people of quite different types keep on saying the same thing, and the world of 'broad-mindedness' and watered down 'religion' is a world where a small number of people (all of the same type) say totally different things and change their minds every few minutes. We shall never get re-union with them.
    (C.S. Lewis)
     
  4103. Laws control the lesser man. Right conduct controls the greater one.
    (Chinese proverb)
     
  4104. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
    (W. W. Ziege)
     
  4105. Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.
    (Francesca Reigler)
     
  4106. Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone; but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery.
    (Malcolm X)
     
  4107. I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
    (John D. Rockefeller)
     
  4108. When someone sings his own praises, he always gets the tune too high.
    (Mary H. Waldrip)
     
  4109. The man who thinks he can live without others is mistaken; the one who thinks others can't live without him is even more deluded.
    (Hasidic saying)
     
  4110. Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
    (Robert Frost)
     
  4111. You have to decide what your highest priorities are and have the courage — pleasantly, smilingly, nonapologetically — to say "no" to other things. And the way you do that is by having a bigger "yes" burning inside.
    (Stephen R. Covey) [PRIORITY]
     
  4112. Probably the most honest 'self-made man' ever was the one we heard say: 'I got to the top the hard way — fighting my own laziness and ignorance every step of the way.'
    (James Thom)
     
  4113. The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
    (Ellen Parr)
     
  4114. Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.
    (Japanese proverb)
     
  4115. The essence of immorality is the tendency to make an exception of myself.
    (Jane Addams)
     
  4116. If you see a whole thing — it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives.... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern.
    (Ursula K. Le Guin)
     
  4117. He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche)
     
  4118. [In regard to the varying effectiveness of different kinds of placebos], capsules containing colored beads are more effective than colored tablets, which are superior to white tablets with corners, which are better than round white tablets. Beyond this, intramuscular saline injections are superior to any tablet but inferior to intravenous injections. Tablets taken from a bottle labeled with a well-known brand name are superior to the same tablets taken from a bottle with a typed label. My favorite is a doctor who always handled placebo tablets with forceps, assuring the patient that they were too powerful to be touched by hand.
    (Max Velmans)
     
  4119. The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.... How much longer must we play at deadly war games before we heed the plaintive pleas of the unnumbered dead and maimed of past wars?
    (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
     
  4120. The hardest of all is learning to be a well of affection and not a fountain, to show them that we love them, not when we feel like it, but when they do.
    (Nan Fairbrother)
     
  4121. As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human mind.
    (Cleveland Amory)
     
  4122. The cat seldom interferes with other people's rights. His intelligence keeps him from doing many of the fool things that complicate life.
    (Carl Van Vechten)
     
  4123. There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
    (Albert Schweitzer)
     
  4124. I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
    (Isaac Newton)
     
  4125. The heart has its reasons of which the reason knows nothing.... It is the heart which perceives God and not the reason. That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason.
    (Blaise Pascal)
     
  4126. Forgiveness is the economy of the heart..... Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
    (Hannah More)
     
  4127. Man is said to be a reasoning animal. I do not know why he has not been defined as an affective or feeling animal. Perhaps that which differentiates him from other animals is feeling rather than reason. More often I have seen a cat reason than laugh or weep. Perhaps it weeps or laughs inwardly — but then perhaps also inwardly, the crab resolves equations of the second degree
    (Miguel de Unamuno)
     
  4128. We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
    (Victor Frankl)
     
  4129. The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
    (Joan Didion)
     
  4130. You read about all these Terrorists — most of them came here legally, but they hung around on these expired visas, some for as long as 10-15 years. Now, compare that to Blockbuster; you are two days late with a video and those people are all over you. Let's put Blockbuster in charge of immigration.
    (Anonymous)
     
  4131. Don't confuse being 'soft' with seeing the other guy's point of view.