"Some things start out big, some thing start out small, but sometimes the smallest things can make the biggest changes of all." ~ From Disney's "Dinosaur"
"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, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again."
- Og Mandino
"One of the sources of pride in being a human being is the ability to
bear present frustrations in the interests of longer purposes."
--Helen Merrell Lynd
"It began in mystery and will end in mystery, but what a
strange and beautiful country lies in between."
~ Diane Ackerman
"Each relationship you have with another person,
reflects the relationship you have with yourself."
~ Alice DeVille
"Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never
be content with what you have."
"No person was ever honoured for what they received.
Honour has been the reward for what they gave."
"We cannot discover new oceans unless we have the courage
to lose sight of the shore."
"If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and loving,
you don't actually live longer, it just seems longer."
"A girl with an hourglass figure could be dismayed
when the sands of time run to the bottom."
"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
"A woman appreciates a man with a strong will ~
made out in her favour."
"All that the young can do for the old is to shock them
and keep them up to date."
~ George B. Shaw
"Should you think a "square" is a dull person, take a
closer look at those sharp corners."
~ P.K. Shaw
"If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man
who has so much as to be out of danger?"
~ T.H. Huxley
"Do not rely completely on any other human being, however dear.
We meet all life's greatest tests alone."
~ Agnes MacPhail
"All men may be born equal, but that does not
"Whoever can lie for you will probably lie to you."
"The only possession we can call our own is rarely chosen by us
and is used frequently by others ~ our name."
~ P.K. Shaw
"I want to be what I was when I wanted to be what I am now."
"Professionals built the Titanic, amateurs built the Ark."
"A child may regard a sequin as being more beautiful than a diamond."
~ J.D. Boatwood
"First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink,
then the drink takes you."
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
"As a final incentive before giving up a difficult task,
try to imagine it successfully accomplished by
someone you violently dislike."
~ K. Zenios
"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish that He didn't trust me so much."
~ Mother Teresa
"What is seemingly unfair is just."
"When you flow with life to where you're meant to be
you take on the force of a river."
"It's not the destination it's the journey."
"When the sun comes up, I have morals again."
~ Elizabeth Taylor
"Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a
woman I don't like and just give her a house."
~ Rod Stewart
"Here's to alcohol.....the cause of AND solution
to.....all of life's problems."
~ Homer Simpson
"Live with the unknown and your fears become friends."
"When you look at relationships that make it, the
people are good friends and treat one another with
respect; they have shared values and they trust one
another.....Trust is the foundation. Without it, you
don't feel safe. If you don't feel safe, you can't be
vulnerable. If you're not vulnerable, you can't be
~ Lonnie Barbach
"Great events hang on small chances."
"There have always been hard times. There have always
been wars and troubles: famine, disease and such like,
and some people are born with money, some with none.
In the end, it is up to the man what he becomes, and
none of those other things matters. It is character
~ Louis L'Amour
"There are many pleasures to be derived by drawing up
to a comfortable rock or well-appointed stump and
watching a stream go by. It is no coincidence that
great cities consider fountains and pools among their
most important assets. The soothing effects
associated with water in any form take the sharp edges
off the annoyances of daily life."
~ Norman Strung
"Books are more than books. They are the life, the
very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men
lived and worked and died, the essence and
quintessence of their lives."
~ Amy Lowell
"In debating the respective merits of dogs and cats,
not having to walk a cat in freezing weather deserves
~ Doug Larson
"It is an act of worship just to sit and look at high
~ Sir Edmund Hillary
"Good advice usually works best when preceded by a bad
~ Al Batt
"Just remember, when you're over the hill you begin to
pick up speed."
~ Charles Schulz
"Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and
then, but the strings remain forever."
~ June Masters
"Patience! the windmill never strays in search of the
~ Andy Sklivis
"The discontented man finds no easy chair."
~ Benjamin Franklin
"Imagine if you succeeded in making the world perfect
for your children what a shock the rest of life would
be for them."
~ Joyce Maynard
"Discoveries are often made by not following
instructions, by going off the main road, by trying
~ Frank Tugger
"Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad
fruit, and man is his own gardener."
~ James Allen
"We have to learn to be our own best friends because we
fall too easily into the trap of being our worst
~ Roderick Thorp
"Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow."
~ Steven Wright
"Poor is the man whose pleasure depends on the
permission of another."
"Better to be hated for who you are than loved for who
~ Phlogiston Verdigris
"Step out.....a floor will appear.....if not.....you
will be given wings to fly."
"There is never a better time to have a vocation than
when every one else thinks you are past it."
~ Joyce Gale
"No man was ever wise by chance."
"If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence
that you tried."
~ Steven Wright
"Success always occurs in private, and failure in full
~ Steven Wright
"If you choose between two evils, pick the one you've
never tried before."
~ Steven Wright
"Mothers of teens know why animals eat their young."
"Children will soon forget your presents, they will
always remember your presence."
"Becoming aware of my character defects leads me
naturally to the next step of blaming my parents."
"The best inheritance parents can give their children
is a few minutes of their time every day."
"Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm."
~ Steven Wright
"Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off
~ Steven Wright
"Great expectations - Some things never turn out to be
as big as you expected: the "one hectare of woodland"
surrounding a picturesque cottage. The container of
ice cream you bring home for a children's party. The
"generous sample" you're sent free on request. Your
pay raise after it has formed a merger wtih your
"Life is made up of marble and mud."
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
"Some people see things as they are and say why? I
dream of things that never were and say why not?"
~ Robert F Kennedy
"There is only one pretty child in the world and every
mother has it."
~ Chinese Proverb
"Too many people over value what they are not and under
value what they are."
~ Malcolm Forbes
"Some people make headlines while others make history."
~ Philip Elmer-Dewitt
"Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful."
~ Annette Funicello
"Action is the antidote to despair."
~ Joan Baez
"Doubt is often the beginning of wisdom."
~ M Scott Peck
"The big advantage of a book is it's very easy to
rewind. Close it and you're right back at the
~ Jerry Seinfeld
"Happiness, like an old friend, is inclined to drop in
unexpectedly, when you're working hard on something
~ Ray Inman
"Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what
makes the ride worthwhile."
~ Franklin Jones
"God made night, but man made darkness."
~ Spike Milligan
"True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It
is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever
cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost."
~ Arthur Ashe
"Each of us wages a private battle each day between the
grand fantasies we have for ourselves and what
~ Cathy Guisewite
"The joy of life is made up of obscure and seemingly
mundane victories that give us our own small
~ Billy Joel
"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief
requirements in life, when all that we need to make us
really happy is something to be enthusiastic about."
~ Charles Kingsley
"Sometimes you earn more doing the jobs that pay less."
~ Todd Ruthman
"Life is too short to be small."
~ Benjamin Disraeli
"Never be afraid to sit a while and think."
~ Lorraine Hansberry
"Men who treat women as helpless and charming
playthings deserve women who treat men as delightful
and generous bank accounts."
~ G Q
"One can never consent to creep when one feels an
impulse to soar."
~ Helen Keller
"Humour, you can't exist without it. You have to do
something silly each day; you have to be able to laugh
at yourself. Otherwise, you suffer."
~ Kirk Douglas
"There's an intrinsic value in doing something without
being the best at it."
~ Susie Gephardt
"In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is
perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways,
and they're still beautiful."
~ Alice Walker
"Work is a mysterious thing; many of us claim to hate
it, but it takes a grip on us that is so fierce that
it captures emotions and loyalties we never knew were
~ Rob Greene
"Never forget that music is much too important to be
left entirely in the hands of the professionals."
~ Robert Fulghum
"Change is what keeps us fresh and innovative. Change
is what keeps us from getting stale and stuck in a
rut. Change is what keeps us young."
~ Rick Pitino
"Anger is a thief who steals away the nice moments."
~ Joan Lunden
Never let yesterday's disappointments
overshadow tomorrow's dreams. ~ Kelly Losinski
If we all did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.
~ Thomas Edison
When God made woman he did not take her out of man's head for her to lord it over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled on by him; but out of his side to be equal with him, from under his arm to be protected by him, and from near his heart to be loved by him.
~ Matthew Henry
"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." ~ Robert A. Heinlein
Consider how much more you often suffer
from your anger and grief,
than from those very things
for which you are angry and grieved.
~ Marcus Antonius
If you do not risk, you cannot grow... If you do not grow, you cannot be your best... If you are not your best, you cannot be happy... If you cannot be happy, what else matters? ~ Dr. David Viscott
Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
~ Langston Hughes
Life without a friend is death without a witness. ~ Spanish Proverb
It is enough that I am of value to somebody today. ~ Hugh Prather