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Abigail Van Buren The best index to a personís character is how he treats people who canít do him any good, and how he treats people who canít fight back.
Until you make peace with who you are, youíll never be content with what you have
We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones
Abraham Lincoln The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power
It is indispensable to have a habit of observation and reflection.
He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know.
To ease another's heartache is to forget one's own.
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to what light I have.
Abraham Maslow When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail.
Admiral Grace Hopper One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
Aesop He that always gives way to others will end up having no principles of his own.
African Proverb Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet
Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped
Al Anon Daily Devotional There is nothing so frustrating as expecting something from someone who has nothing to give
Albert Einstein Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means
When the solution is simple, God is answering
Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value
There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle
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.
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Every morning in Africa, When the Sun rises, a deer awakens, Knowing it has to outrun the fastest Lion, OR be hunted to death. Every morning in Africa, When the Sun rises, a Lion awakens, Knowing it has to outrun the slowest deer, OR be starved to death.... It does not matter whether you are a deer or a Lion, When the sun rises, you better be running at your best. In the middle of difficulties, lies opportunities
The important thing is not to stop questioning
Try not to be a person of success, but rather a person of virtue
Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence
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.
The search for truth is more precious than its possession.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. It takes a touch of genius --- and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
The ideals that have lighted my way and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty and Truth
The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have create a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift
I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious.
Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts
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 Schweitzer I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will really be happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve
Aldous Leonard Huxley I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself
Alexandra Stoddard What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows
Alfred Lord Tennyson The shell must break before the bird can fly
Alice Duer Miller If itís very painful for you to criticize your friends Ė youíre safe doing it. But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, thatís the time to hold your tongue
Alice M. Swaim Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow
Alice Walker The most important question in the world is "Why is the child crying?"
Anatole France If fifty million people say a foolish thing it is still a foolish thing.
Andre Gide It is better to be hated for what one is than to be loved for what one isn't
Andrew Jackson One man with courage makes a majority
Anias Nin And the day came, when the risk to remain tight in bud became more painful than the risk to bloom
Anne Frank Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world
Annette Funicello Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful
anonymous I believe in the sun even when it is not shining.
I believe in love even when not feeling it.
I believe in God even when he is silent.

-Anonymous Inscription On The Wall of A Cellar In Cologne, Germany Where Jews Hid From The Nazis
Stupidity is its own punishment
In order for you to profit from your mistakes, you have to get out and make some.
Don't refuse to go on an occasional wild goose chase. That's what wild geese are for.
Faith sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible
When we do things out of great love, rather than great expectation, more comes back to us that we could have ever imagined
If you are going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance.
My friend, If I could give you one thing, I would wish for you the ability to see yourself as others see you. They you would realize what a truly special person you are
We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors but they all have to learn to live in the same box.
A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour
Antisthenes The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them.
There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself~~ an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (The Little Prince) Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
Antonio Smith Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things
Aristotle We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength
Arthur Helps Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
Arthur Schopenhauer All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident
Audre Lorde When I dare to be powerful - to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid
B.C. Forbes Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious
Balthasar Gracian Be content to act, and leave the talking to others
Ben Sweetland We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own
Benjamin Disraeli Action may not always bring happiness; but there is not happiness without action
Little things affect little minds
I hate definitions
Benjamin Franklin Well done is better then well said
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us
Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame
A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle
Bible Be still and know that I am God
Bill Cosby I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody
Bill Gates If you can't make it good, at least make it look good
Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes) You know, some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help
From now on I'll connect the dots my own way
Well, remember what you said, because in a day or two, I'll have a witty and blistering retort! You'll be devastated THEN!
Reality continues to ruin my life
Billy Graham Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened
Bob Barker Telling ain't teaching, and listening ain't learning
Bob Talbert Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best
Booker T. Washington You can't hold a man down without staying down with him
I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.
Branch Rickey Luck is the residue of design
Brian Koslow To increase your effectiveness, make your emotions subordinate to your commitments
C.S. Lewis if you do one good deed your reward usually is to be set to do another and harder and better one
Calvin Coolidge The slogan, 'Press on,' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race
Carl Jung One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child
Carl W. Buechner They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
Charles de Gaulle The graveyards are full of indespensible men
Charles Dickens No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Charles du Bos The important thing is this; to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
Charles Shultz I've developed a new philosophy... I only dread one day at a time. - Charlie Brown
Chief Joseph (Nez Perce) It does not require many words to speak the truth.
Chinese Proverb Be not afraid of growing slowly. Be afraid only of standing still
The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.
Chuck Brodsky We are each others angels, we meet when it is time.
Cliffford Stoll Data is not information any more than 50 tons of cement is a skyscraper
Colette You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
Colin Powell Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have EVER asked for in return is enough to bury those that did not return
Confucius Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice
By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is the noblest; Second by imitation which is the easiest, and third by experience which is the bitterest
Dag Hjalmar Agné Carl Hammarskjold It was when Lucifer first congratulated himself upon his angelic behavior that he became the tool of evil
Daniel J. Boorstin The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.
Doc Childre An aware person loves all children he or she meets and interacts with for you are a caretaker for those moments in time.
Don Francisco In the hand that is moved by the spirit is the proof of a God who is there
I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't rattle some cages.† And, if some of the doors to the cages open up and people are set free, that's even better
Doris Mortman Until you make peace with who you are, youíll never be content with what you have
Dr. Leila Denmark, 100, USA's oldest practicing physician. Anything on earth you want to do is play. Anything on earth you have to do is work. Play will never kill you, work will. I never worked a day in my life.
Dr. Suess You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who'll decide where to go
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
Until someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient on living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh as life's realities.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant an elephants loyal 100%
E. H. Chapin Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it foregoes revenge, and dares forgive an injury
Eden Phillpotts The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Edmund Burke Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing
Edwin Hubbel Chapin Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity
Elbert Hubbard One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street
God will not look you over for medal, degrees or diplomas, but for scars.
Eleanor Powell What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.
Eleanor Roosevelt No one can make you feel inferior without your approval
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams
Elie Wiesel Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim
Elizabeth Kenny He who angers you, conquers you
Emma Carleton Reputation is a bubble which a man bursts when he tries to blow it for himself.
Epitetus, Discourses Difficulties are things that show what men are.
Erica Jong Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the dark place where it leads
Ernest Fitzgerald happiness is a deep sense of inner peace that comes when they believe their lives have meaning and that they are making a difference for good in the world
Ernest Hemingway Never mistake motion for action
Eugene Ionesco Boredom flourishes when you feel safe. It's a symptom of security.
Florence Nightingale How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.
Fr. Jerome Cummings Love is shown in your deeds, not in your words.
Frank A. Clark There's nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child.
Fred "Mr" Rogers 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.
Fred Allen I like long walks, especially when they're taken by people who annoy me
Fred Reed If you want to respect yourself, do something you will respect yourself for doing.
Frederick Collins There are two types of people - those who come into a room and say, "Well, here I am," and those who come into a room and say, "Ah, there you are."
Frederick Nietzsche Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies
Fritz Perls A Gestalt Prayer from "Life as we live it" I do my thing, and you do your thing. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you, and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, it's beautiful
Fyodor Dostoyevsky If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself
Man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally, he is ready to deny the evidence of his senses only to justify his logic.
G. K. Chesterton Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all
Galileo I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use
I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him
Gandhi There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
Garrison Keillor Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted.
General Lewis "Chesty" Puller USMC So they've got us surrounded, good! Now we can fire in any direction, those bastards won't get away this time!
General Norman Schwarzkopf The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do, the hard part is doing it
George Bernard Shaw Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity.
Never wrestle with a pig.†You both get dirty, and the pig likes it
George C. Patton The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
George Carlin Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music.
George Elliot Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact
George Santayana A fanatic is someone who redoubles his effort when he has forgotten his aim.
George Washington Carver How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in like you will have been all of these
Gerald W. Grummet While intelligent people can often simplify the complex, a fool is more likely to complicate the simple
H.G. Wells Moral indignation is jealousy with at halo
Harry Chapin His voice is chicken little but he's hearing Paul Revere
He sang from his heart and he sang from his soul. He did not know how well he sang it just made him whole
Full time consideration of another endevor may be in order. (from Mr. Tanner)
Harry S Truman I studied the lives of great men and famous women, and I found that the men and the women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work.
Harvey Mackay Failure is an attitude, not an outcome.
Helen Keller The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched but are felt in the heart
True happiness...is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose
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 that has opened before us
I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something
"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit."
The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but has no vision
To keep our faces toward change, and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate, is strength undefeatable
Keep your face to the sunshine and you can not see the shadows
Although the world is very full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved
Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light
Henry C. Link While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior
Henry David Thoreau Success usually comes to those to busy to be looking for it
Henry Drummond You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love
Henry Ford Whether you think you can, or that you can't, you're usually right
A bore is someone who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.
Henry Louis Mencken Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats
Henry VanDyke There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The heights by great men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight But they while their companions slept Were toiling upwards in the night
Henry Ward Beecher A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs, jolted by every pebble in the road
Hugh Mulligan What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.
Irish Proverb If he had two buns he'd eat them
J.D. Salinger 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
J.R.R. Tolkien Not all who wander are lost.
It's a dangerous business going out your front door
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world
Jack Kerouac Just because someone doesn't love you the way you want, doesn't mean that they don't love you the best way they know how
James Garfield Be fit for more than the thing you are now doing. Let every on 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 Ramsey Ullman To know a little less and to understand a little more: that, it seems to me, is our greatest need.
Jan L.A. van de Snepscheut In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.
Japanese Proverb When the character of a man is not clear to you, look
at his friends.
Jawaharlal Nehru What we really are matters more than what people think of us
Jean Shinoba Bolen When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life
Jean-Jacques Rousseau He who is most slow in making a promise is the most faithful in performance of it.
Jesse Jackson Never look down on anybody, unless you are going to help them up
Jim Rohn Humility is a virtue; timidity is a disease
Jimi Hendrix Knowledge speaks but wisdom listens
Joan Baez Action is the antidote to despair.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being
Johanna Spyri Anger makes us all stupid.
John Adams Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of the facts and evidence
There are two types of education... One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live
John Barrymore A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams
John C. Maxwell Talent is a gift, but character is a choice
John F. Kennedy As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live them
John Harrigan People need loving the most when they deserve it the least
John Mason You were born an original. Don't die a copy
John Morley (Rousseau) You have not converted a man because you have silenced him
John Naisbitt We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.
John Quincy Adams Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into air.
John Ruskin I believe the first test of a truly great man is his humility. I do not mean by humility, doubt of his own powers. But really great men have a curious feeling that the greatness is not in them, but through them. And they see something divine every other m
John Wayne Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid
John Wesley Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, as long as you can
Johnny Unitas Talk is cheap, let's go play
Jonathan Swift When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
May you live all the days of your life.
Joseph Joubert Never cut what you can untie.
Julias Caesar Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once
Kathryn Carpenter Don't get your knickers in a knot. Nothing is solved and it just makes you walk funny
Kathy Davis 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.
Kin Hubbard Some folks can look so busy doing nothin' that they seem indispensable
Krishnamurti It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Kwan-Tzu If you give a man a fish, he will have a single meal. If you teach him how to fish, he will eat all his life.
Lao-tzu Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step
Leo Rosten I've learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong
Leslie Jeanne Sahler It is best to learn as we go, not go as we have learned
Lisa Edmondson A talented trumpeter who toots his own horn winds up playing to an empty theatre. A talented trumpeter who lets others recognize his talent winds up a legend
Loretta Gierzatlis If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a kind word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen.
M. Fergusson Great minds distinguish themselves not simply with a grasp of the extraordinary, but also with an extraordinary grasp of the simple.
Mable Newcomer It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly.
Mahatma Gandhi Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
The future depends upon what we do in the present
Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Truth never damages a cause that is just.
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Mahfouz Naguib You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
Malachy McCourt Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die.
Malayan Proverb Don't think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm.
Malcolm Forbes The purpose of education is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Margaret Millar Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of witnesses
Mark Twain Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
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.
Few Things are Harder to put up with then a good example
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them
You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
Martin Luther King Jr. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed
Martin Niemoller In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
They came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up. (On the Nazi Holocaust Congressional Record 14th October 1968 p31636.)
Mary Frances Berry The time when you need to do something is when no one else is willing to do it, when people are saying it can't be done
Max Beerbohm You cannot make a man by standing a sheep on its hind-legs. But by standing a flock of sheep in that position you can make a crowd of men.
Maya Angelou Of all the needs (there are none imaginary) a lonely child has, the one that must be satisfied, if there is going to be hope and a hope of wholeness, is the unshaken need for an unshakable God
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song
Michael Jordan Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it
Success isn't something you chase. It's something you have to put forth the effort for constantly. Then maybe it'll come when you least expect it. Most people don't understand that.
Mickey Mouse Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes.
Miguel O Flynn If you want to be happy for an hour, take a nap.
If you want to be happy for a day, go fishing
If you want to be happy for a year, inherit a fortune
If you want to be happy for a lifetime, help others
Mother Teresa It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But if that drop was not in the ocean, I think the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. I do not agree with the big way of doing things.
Poverty is killing an unborn child so you can live as you wish
I do not pray for success. I ask for faithfulness
I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love
A joyful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love
Do not wait for leaders. Do it alone, person to person
If you can't feed a hundred people then feed just one
Naomi Wolf You do not win by struggling to the top of a caste system, you win by refusing to be trapped within one at all
Napoleon Bonaparte Never interrupt your enemy while he is making a mistake
Natalie Elizabeth Johnson People will only change when the pain of changing is less than the pain of staying the same
Nathaniel Howe The way of the world is to praise dead saints and prosecute live ones.
Naval Academy Doorway Nothing is as frightening as ignorance in action
Nelson Henderson The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit
Niccolo Machiavelli There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great
Nicolas-Sebastien Chamfort The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed.
Norman MacEwan We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
old indian saying When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice
Oliver Wendell Holmes A man's mind, stretched by a new idea, can never go back to its original dimension.
Oscar Wilde Life is too important to be taken seriously.
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go
Cynicism is knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing
Patrick Henry Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be bought at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
Persian Proverb A drum makes a loud noise because it is empty.
Pete Rose Once you accept defeat, it becomes ease to lose. If defeat comes, face it and take it, but donít accept it.
The thing I would like most to leave behind is to be remembered for trying hard.
Peter M. Senge People don't resist change, they resist being changed
Plato You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; Fools talk because they have to say something
The life which is unexamined is not worth living
Popular Mechanics 1949 Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, people perish.
Rafikki to Simba in The Lion King Ö the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it.
Ralph W. Stockman The test of courage is when we are in the minority; the test of tolerance is when we are in the majority.
Ralph Waldo Emerson What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment
This time, like all times is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it
Don't go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail
For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness
Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires...courage.
Rebecca Falls One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each other's stories
Rev. Bruce Southworth Let your courage bless the world and your deeds change it.
Rheta Grimsley Johnson A man on a mission is far different from a drone on a deadline.
Rich Mullins You're on the verge of a miracle, just waiting to be believed in.
Richard Henry Dann He who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
Richark Ward Priests Quorom Character - the ability to carry out a decision after the emotion of making that decision has passed
Rick Pitino Lying makes a problem part of the future; truth makes a problem part of the past
Robert F. Kennedy Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope
Robert Fulghum I don't want your sympathy for the needs of humanity, I want your muscle
Robert Hastings It isn't the burdens of today that drive men mad. It is the regrets of yesterday and the fear of tomorrow. Regret and fear are twin thieves that rob us of today
Robert W. Service It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe
Ronald E. Osborn Undertake something that is difficult; it will do you good. Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.
Ronald Reagan I'm convinced more than ever that man finds liberation only when he binds himself to God and commits himself to his fellow man
Abortion is only advocated by persons who have themselves been born
I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph and theres purpose and worth to each and every life
To sit back hoping that someday someway someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile hoping he will eat you last -- but eat you he will
You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness. If we fail at least let our children and our childrens children say of us we justified our brief moment here. We did all that could be done.
Rosalyn Carter A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go but ought to be
Samuel Johnson Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must first be overcome
Nobody will persist long in helping those who will not help themselves.
Satchel Page Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines
Scott Adams Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end
Seneca While we are postponing, life speeds by
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.
Even while they teach, men learn
Shel Silverstien Listen to the mustn'ts child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn't haves, the impossibles, the wont's. Listen to the never have's, then listen close to me. Anything can happen child. Anything can be
Draw a crazy picture, write a nutty poem, sing a mumble-gumble song, whistle through your comb. Do a loony-goony dance 'cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world that ain't been there before.
Shirley Maclaine The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
Sister Mary Lauretta To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work
Socrates Wisdom begins in wonder.
Soren Aabye Kierkegaard People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid.
St. Francis of Assisi Start by doing the necessary, then the possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Sun Tzu Opportunities multiply as they are seized
Swedish proverb Worry gives small things a big shadow.
Sydney J. Harris Maturity begins when we're content to feel we're right about something, without feeling the necessity to prove someone else is wrong.
T.S. Eliot Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important
Taisen Deshimaru To receive everything, one must open one's hands and give.
Tennessee Williams Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life.
The Midrash Many candles can be kindled from one candle without diminishing it
Theodore Roosevelt Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Thich Nhat Hanh Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thomas Carlyle Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one
Thomas Edison Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this --- you haven't
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work
To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Thomas Holcroft The past is a guidepost, not a hitching post.
Thomas Jefferson I find that the harder I work the more luck I seem to have.
Thomas Watson - Chairman of IBM, 1943 I think there is a world market for maybe five computers
Tom Brokaw Heroes are people who rise to the occasion and slip quietly away
Tony Robbins If you do what you've always done you'll get what you've always gotten
unknown When the horse dies, dismount.
Patience is the ability to let your light shine after your fuse has blown.
unknown Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while and leave footprints on our hearts. And we are never, ever the same
unknown A smile is the lighting system of the face, the cooling system of the head and the heating system of the heart
unknown Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise; risking more than others think is safe. Dreaming more than others think is practical and expecting more than others think is possible
unknown Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime, and too sleepy to worry at night
unknown I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to.
unknown A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words
unknown Stress is when your gut says "No!" and your mouth says "Of course I wouldn't mind"
Unknown Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened
unknown Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.
unknown A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out
unknown A friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself
unknown Every mighty oak was once a little nut that held its ground
unknown The magnitude of the heart is measured by what can disturb you. If it is small like a pond, even a small stone can create big turbulence. If it's like a lake, it needs a bigger stone to create a turbulence. If it's vast, wide like an ocean, nothing can disturb that. Even mountains can fall into the ocean but the ocean remains as it is. What you want to be is your choice?
unknown Look at everything as though you were seeing it For the first time or the last time. Then your time on earth will truly be filled with glory
unknown A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one. The other wolf is the loving, compassionate one. The grandson asked him, 'which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed
unknown Every might oak was once a little nut that held it's ground
unknown If you do not consciously form good habits, you will unconsciously form bad ones.
Vance Havner Sometimes your medicine bottle has on it, ''Shake well before using.'' That is what God has to do with some of his people. He has to shake them well before they are ever usable
Victor Borge Laughter is the shortest distance between two people
Vietnames Proverb When eating fruit, think of the person who planted the tree
Viking Proverb A stupid man stays awake all night pondering his problems; heís all worn out when morning comes, and whatever was, still is.
Viktor Frankl 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 human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
Viktor Frankl 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.
Vince Lombardi The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender
Vince Lombardi We didn't lose the game; We just ran out of time
Vince Lombardi Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence
Vincent Van Gogh Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together
Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro) They are able because they think they are able
Voltaire A witty saying proves nothing
Walt Disney Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children
Walter J. Lippman The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and will to carry on.
Warren W. Wiersbe The way we respond to criticism pretty much depends on the way we respond to praise. If praise humbles us, the criticism will build us up. But if praise inflates us, then criticism will crush us; and both responses lead to defeat
Washington Irving Great minds have purposes, others have wishes
Wayne Gretzky One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in
Wayne Gretzky I skate to where the puck is going to be, not to where it has been
Will Rogers Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Will Rogers Everything is funny as long as it is happening to someone else.
William Arthur Ward A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition
William Arthur Ward The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires
William Penn Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it
William Shakespeare Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt.
William Shakespeare Sweet are the uses of adversity
William Wallace They may take my life, but they will never take my freedom (from the movie Bravehart)
Willie Wonka A little nonsense now and then, is relished by the wisest men!
Winnie the Pooh One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries
Winston Churchill A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty
Winston Churchill Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones
Winston Churchill Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing has happen
Winston Churchill The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes
Xenocrates I have often regretted my speech, never my silence
Yoda Do, or do not. There is no try.
Yogi Berra You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.
Zig Zalar An optimist is someone who goes after Moby Dick in a rowboat and takes the tartar sauce with him
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