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Rock City Quotes 1998

Quotes 1 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002

December 31, 1998
If you realize that you aren't as wise today as you thought your were yesterday, you're wiser today.
Michigan Presbyterian Church

December 30, 1998
Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Will Rogers

December 29, 1998
When one is afraid, it is impossible to act, and maintaining the status quo feeds the illusion of control.
Anne Wilson Schaef in Escape From Intimacy.

December 28, 1998

Listen to
The sound of silence
Listen some more
Quiet your soul
Relax your mind
Breathe slowly and deeply
And discover what you really
Think and Feel

Art Leritz, M.D.

December 27, 1998

Science has promised us truth.
It has never promised us either peace or happiness.
Gustave Le Bon

December 26, 1998

There's a difference between opinion and conviction.
My opinion is something that is true for me personally; my conviction is something that is true for everybody - in my opinion.
Sylvia Cordwood
December 25, 1998
Merry Christmas

December 24, 1998
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
Thomas Carlyle

December 23, 1998
The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who, in time of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
Dante, "The Inferno"

December 22, 1998
I don't think the president knows enough about truth or falsehood outside of his own convenience and his own life to understand what is an untruth when he says it.
Rep. Dick Armey, in an interview taped for the CNN program "Evans and Novak."

December 21, 1998
One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness - it is usually returned.
Cort R. Flint

December 20, 1998
Conversation means being able to disagree and still continue the discussion.
Dwight MacDonald

December 19, 1998
The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

December 18, 1998
Love endures only when the lovers love many things together and not merely each other.
Walter Lippmann

December 17, 1998
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
Erica Mann Jong

December 16, 1998
I always prefer to believe the best of everybody - it saves so much trouble.
Rudyard Kipling

December 15, 1998
No one has completed his education who has not learned to live with an insoluble problem.
Edmund J. Kiefer

December 14, 1998
When a President lies to the American people, he needs to resign.
William Jefferson Clinton, 1974.

December 13, 1998
Love is like quicksilver in the hand.
Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
Dorothy Parker

December 12, 1998
Men who get on well with women are usually those who know how to get on without them.
Lord Mancroft

December 11, 1998
Never close your lips to those to whom you have opened your heart.
Charles Dickens

December 10, 1998
Tact is the rare ability to keep silent while two friends are arguing, and you know both of them are wrong.
Hugh Allen

December 9, 1998
It's not a question of who's going to throw the first stone;
it's a question of who's going to start building with it.
Sloan Wilson

December 8, 1998
It is by logic that we prove, but by intuition that we discover.
Henri Poincar

December 7, 1998

Pearl Harbor

Don't ever Forget

December 6, 1998
People far prefer happiness to wisdom, but that is like wanting to be immortal without getting older.
Sydney J. Harris

December 5, 1998
To ease another's heartache is to forget one's own.
Abraham Lincoln

December 4, 1998
Rumor is one thing that gets thicker as you spread it.
Mary H. Waldrip

December 3, 1998
The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.
Walt West

December 2, 1998
God gave us memories so that we might have roses in December.
James M. Barrie

December 1, 1998
Everyone is responsible and no one is to blame.
Will Schutz

November 30, 1998
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too,
if you will remove one word from your vocabulary: impossible.
H. Robert Schuller

November 29, 1998
Dreams are renewable.
No matter what our age or condition,
there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
Dale E. Turner

November 28, 1998
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge;
it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
John Locke

November 27, 1998
Don't be afraid of opposition.
Remember, a kite rises against - not with - the wind.
Hamilton Mabie

November 26, 1998

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25, 1998
Love all. Trust a few. Do wrong to none.
William Shakespeare

November 24, 1998
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

November 23, 1998
I don't want to get to the end of my life and find I have just lived the length of it.
I want to have lived the width of it as well.
Diane Ackerman

November 22, 1998
Only after the last tree has been cut down
Only after the last river has been poisoned
Only after the last fish has been caught
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten!
Cree Indian Philosophy

November 21, 1998
Axioms in philosophy are not axioms until they are proved upon our pulses;
we read fine things but never feel them to the full until we have gone the same steps as the author.
John Keats

November 20, 1998
Great things are accomplished by talented people who believe they will accomplish them.
Warren Bennis

November 19, 1998
Think like a man of action,
act like a man of thought.
Henri Bergson

November 18, 1998
When a deep injury is done us,
we never recover until we forgive.
Alan Paton

November 17, 1998
Anybody can be a heart specialist.
The only requirement is loving somebody.
Angie Papadakis

November 16, 1998
Time neither subtracts nor divides,
but adds at such a pace it seems like multiplication.
Bob Talbert

November 15, 1998
Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.
William A. Ward

November 14, 1998
There are so many men who can figure costs, and so few who can measure values.

November 13, 1998
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
Erich Fromm

November 12, 1998
All we have is the present moment.
The next moment is a choice.
Art Leritz, M.D.

November 11, 1998
You are not a fool just because you have done something foolish -
only if the folly of it escapes you.
Jim Fiebig

November 10, 1998
Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud.
Herman Hesse

November 9, 1998
There are no hopeless situations;
there are only people who have grown hopeless about them.
Clare Boothe Luce

November 8, 1998
We do not err because truth is difficult to see.
It is visible at a glance.
We err because this is more comfortable.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn

November 7, 1998
The respect of those you respect is worth more than the applause of the multitude.
Arnold H. Glasow

November 6, 1998
How a man plays the game shows something of his character,
how he loses shows all of it.
Georgia Tribune

November 5, 1998
Truth never damages a cause that is just.
Mohandas K. Gandhi

November 4, 1998
He who cannot forgive others destroys the bridge over which he himself must pass.
George Herbert

November 3, 1998
What is the essence of America?
Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom "to" and freedom "from."
Marilyn vos Savant

November 2, 1998
You can't test courage cautiously.
Annie Dillard

November 1, 1998
A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
Arnold H. Glasow

October 31, 1998
Reality is what we take to be true.
What we take to be true is what we believe.
What we believe is based on our perceptions.
What we perceive depends on what we look for.
What we look for depends on what we think.
What we think depends on what we perceive.
What we perceive determines what we take to be true.
What we take to be true is our reality.

October 30, 1998
Only in growth, reform and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

October 29, 1998
Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.
Edwin Markham

October 28, 1998
Life itself can't give you joy unless you really will it;
Life just gives you time and space,
It's up to you to fill it.
The Mountain Ear

October 27, 1998
Can't means I won't.
It also tells you what to do.
Art Leritz, M.D.

October 26, 1998
We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, "Why did this hapenn to me?"
unless we ask the same question for every joy that comes our way.
Philip S. Bernstein

October 25, 1998
The true idealist pursues what his heart says is right in a way that his head says will work.
Richard Nixon

October 24, 1998
The most important things in life are not things.
Illinois First Christian Church

October 23, 1998
If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
Frank A. Clark

October 22, 1998
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 K. Galbraith

October 21, 1998
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
Henri Bergson

October 20, 1998
The most prominent place in hell is reserved for those who are neutral on the great issues of life.
Billy Graham

October 19, 1998
When we have "second thoughts" about something,
our first thoughts don't seem like thoughts at all - just feelings.
Sydney J. Harris

October 18, 1998
If it's painful for you to criticize your friends, you're safe in doing it;
if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that's the time to hold your tongue.
Alice Duer Miller

October 17, 1998
Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots.
Frank A. Clark

October 16, 1998
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, everthing we run away from, everthing 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

October 15, 1998
When you run into someone who is disagreeable to others,
you may be sure he is uncomfortable with himself;
the amount of pain we inflict upon others is directly proportional to the amount we feel within us.
Sydney J. Harris

October 14, 1998
A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be.
Moderation in temper is always a virtue;
but moderation in principle is always a vice.
Thomas Paine

October 13, 1998
Expect people to be better than they are;
it helps them to become better.
But don't be disappointed when they are not;
it helps them to keep trying.
Merry Browne

October 12, 1998
Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.
William Arthur Ward

October 11, 1998
What we do not understand we do not possess.

October 10, 1998
Make yourself indispensible, and you will move up.
Act as though you are indispensible, and you will move out.
Jules Omont

October 9, 1998
The language of letting go includes the sound of silence.
Art Leritz, M.D.

October 8, 1998
Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad and I will show you a guy you can beat every time.
Rene Auberjonis

October 7, 1998
Children today are tyrrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.

October 6, 1998
Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
John Wooden

October 5, 1998
A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses;
it is an idea that possesses the mind.
Robert Bolton

October 4, 1998
Get quiet, grounded and relaxed.
Identify your concerns.
Set specific realistic goals.
Delete goals that are "shoulds".
Priortize the "want" goals.
Form a plan.
Go for it!
Evaluate your progress every Sunday.
And it will happen!
Art Leritz, M.D.

October 3, 1998
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
Albert Einstein

October 2, 1998
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.
Abraham Lincoln

October 1, 1998
When action grows unprofitable, gather information;
when information grows unprofitable, sleep.
Ursula K. LeGuin

September 30, 1998
Be not afraid of life.
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create a fact.
William James

September 29, 1998
The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person's life.
William Wordsworth

September 28, 1998
There must be more to life than having everything.
Maurice Sendak

September 27, 1998
If divorce has increased by one thousand percent, don't blame the women's movement.
Blame the obsolete sex roles on which our marriages were based.
Betty Friedan, speech, New York City, January 20, 1974

September 26, 1998
Love: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.
Ambrose Bierce

September 25, 1998
The world has to learn that the actual pleasure derived from material things is of rather low quality on the whole and less even in quantity than it looks to those who have not tried it.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

September 24, 1998
You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy.
Eric Hoffer

September 23, 1998
Sit down before fact as a little child,
be prepared to give up every preconceived notion,
follow humbly wherever or whatever abysses nature leads,
or you will learn nothing.
Thomas H. Huxley

September 22, 1998
It is characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Henry David Thoreau

September 21, 1998
Flo-Jo is dead,
but she's still alive.
Art Leritz, M.D.

September 20, 1998
A great many people mistake opinions for thoughts.
Herbert V. Prochnow

September 19, 1998
An age is called Dark, not because the light fails to shine,
but because people refuse to see it.
James Michener

September 18, 1998
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him,
and then choose that way with all his strength.
Hasidic saying

September 17, 1998
An ideal cannot wait for its realization to prove its validity.
George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905-1906

September 16, 1998
Each man has his own vocation; his talent is his call.
There is one direction in which all space is open to him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

September 15, 1998
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight,
and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
Oscar Wilde

September 14, 1998
Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.
Theodore Roosevelt

September 13, 1998
Doubting our own ability is life's biggest impediment.
Art Leritz, M.D.

September 12, 1998
Three passions have governed my life:
The longings for love, the search for knowledge, and umbearable pity for the suffering of [humankind].
Love brings ecstasy and relieves loneliness. In the union of love I have seen in a mystic miniature the prefiguring vision of the Heavens that saints and poets have imagined.
With equal passion I have sought knowledge. I have wished to understand the hearts of [people].
I have wished to know why the stars shine.
Love and knowledge led upwards to the heavens, but always pity brought me back to earth;
Cries of pain reverberated in my heart of children in famine,
of victims tortured and of old people left helpless.
I long to alleviate the evil, but I cannot, and I too suffer.
This has been my life; I found it worth living.
Bertrand Russell

September 11, 1998
Every human being has a work to carry on within, duties to perform abroad, influence to exert,
which are peculiarly his,
and which no conscience but his own can teach.
William Ellery Channing

September 10, 1998
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them,
and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott

September 9, 1998
Fame is only good for one thing - they will cash your check in a small town.
Truman Capote

September 8, 1998
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing.
The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Theodore Roosevelt

September 7, 1998
A sobering thought:
What if, at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential?
Jane Wagner

September 6, 1998
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
Art Linkletter

September 5, 1998
The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking ones self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.
Dame Margot Fonteyn

September 4, 1998
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt

September 3, 1998
To be touched with Love,
Really touched,
Is life's greatest gift.
Art Leritz, M.D.

September 2, 1998
Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason
the opinions of others.
Virginia Woolf

September 1, 1998
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome.
Jules Lederer

August 31, 1998
Guns and butter do money make.
Art Leritz, M.D.

August 30, 1998
The world is a looking glass.
It gives back to every man a true reflection of his own thoughts.

August 29, 1998
I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott

August 28, 1998
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
Marilyn Ferguson

August 27, 1998
Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that your 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 some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

August 26, 1998
One doesn't discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
Andre Gide

August 25, 1998
We are always paid for our suspicion by finding what we suspect.
Henry David Thoreau

August 24, 1998
The mode by which the inevitable comes to pass is effort.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

August 23, 1998
We must learn our limits. We are all something, but none of us are everything.
Blaise Pascal

August 22, 1998
It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.
Alan Cohen

August 21, 1998
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
Henri Bergson

August 20, 1998
We are not born all at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later; and the birth and growth of the spirit, in those who are attentive to their own inner life, are slow and exceedingly painful. Out mothers are racked with the pains of our physical birth; we ourselfes suffer the longer pains of our spiritual growth.
Mary Antin, 1912

August 19, 1998
It doesn't work to leap a twenty-foot chasm in two ten-foot jumps.
American proverb

August 18, 1998
The true test of Love is the test of time.
Art Leritz, M.D.

August 17, 1998
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.
Margaret Fuller

August 16, 1998
Great are they who see that spiritual is stronger than any material force,
that thoughts rule the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

August 15, 1998
These days people seek knowledge, not wisdom.
Knowledge is of the past, wisdom is of the future.
Vernon Cooper

August 14, 1998
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
Henri Bergson

August 13, 1998
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
Buckminster Fuller

August 12, 1998
You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star.
Frederich Nietzsche

August 11, 1998
Blessed are those who love,
For they shall be happy.
Art Leritz, M.D.

August 10, 1998
Genius means little more than the faculty of perceiving in an unhabitual way.
William James

August 9, 1998
Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
James Thurber

August 8, 1998
We cannot think first and act afterward.
From the moment of birth we are immersed in action,
and can only fitfully guide it by taking thought.
Alfred North Whitehead

August 7, 1998
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 the something that I can do.
Edward Everett Hale

August 6, 1998
The past is gone.
We can plan for the future.
We can only do now.
Art Leritz, M.D.

August 5, 1998
There's no pleasure on earth that's worth sacrificing for the sake of an
extra five years in the geriatric ward of the Sunset Old People's Home.
Horace Rumpole

Ausust 4, 1998
Thought is the blossom;
Language the bud;
Action the fruit behind it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

August 3, 1998
A man's best friends are his ten fingers.
Robert Collyer

August 2, 1998
Old age is fifteen years older than I am.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

August 1, 1998
To Love, or not to Love
That is the question.
Art Leritz, M.D.

July 31, 1998
Be not afraid of life.
Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create a fact.
William James

July 30, 1998
There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it behooves all of us not to talk about the rest of us.
Robert Louis Stevenson

July 29, 1998
A rut is a grave with the ends knocked out.
Dr. Laurence J. Peters

July 28, 1998
Life can be found only in the present moment.
The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment,
we cannot be in touch with life.
Thich Nhat Hanh

July 27, 1998
When I hear music, I fear no danger.
I am invulnerable. I see no foe.
I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
Henry David Thoreau

July 26, 1998
The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best parts of a person's life.
William Wordsworth

July 25, 1998
I am extremely troubled at the embroilment I am in, and have lost my former consistency of mind.
Sir Isaac Newton, in a letter to Samuel Pepys
[Sir Isaac was tormented by Manic-Depressive Illness.]

July 24, 1998
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as cooperation with good.
Mahatma Gandhi

July 23, 1998
Cars, poptops, plastic bags, hairpins, nails, fists, feet, bow and arrows, knives, rope, piano wire, electricity, razor blades, safety pins, rocks, baseball bats, and guns, if so chosen, can all become lethal weapons.
So do we let government regulate and rule, or do we assume responsibility for these oft used tools.
So far, we have a choice.
Art Leritz, M.D.

July 22, 1998
Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our own defense?
Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?
Patrick Henry [3 J. Elliot, Debates in the Several Satate Conventions 45, 2nd ed. Philadeldelphia, 1836.]

July 21, 1998
I'm convinced that we have to have federal legislation to build on.
We're going to have to take one step at a time, and the first step is necessarily - given the political realities - going to be very modest. Of course, it's true that politicians will then go home and say, 'This is a great law. The problem is solved.'
And it's also true that such statements will tend to defuse the gun-control issue for a time. So then we'll have to strengthen that law, and ten again to strengthen that law, am maybe again and again. right now, though, we'd be satisfied not with half a loaf but with a slice.
Our ultimate goal - is going to take time.
My estimate is from seven to ten years. The problem is to slow down the increasing number of handguns sold in this country. The second problem is to get them all registered. And the final problem is to make the possession of *all* handguns and *all* handgun ammunition - except for the military, policemen, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors - totally illegal.
Nelson Shields, co-founder of Handgun Control Incorporated, 1976, ["A Reporter at Large: Handguns", The New Yorker, July 26, 1976, 57-58.]

July 20, 1998
Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself.
They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence.
George Washington, 1790.

July 19, 1998
Those unaware are unaware of being unaware.
Merrill Jenkins

July 18, 1998
An unbiased person is someone who has the same bias as we have.
Mason City Globe-Gazette

July 17, 1998
Every man has a property in his own person.
This nobody has any right to but himself.
John Locke

July 16, 1998
The high office of President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the American's freedom,
and before I leave office I must inform the citizen of his plight.
John F. Kennedy at Columbia University, [10 days before his assassination]

July 15, 1998
I ask, sir, what is the militia?
It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.
To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them. . .
George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 380, 425-426

July 14, 1998
The Union, which was constituted by consent, must be preserved by love.
George Bancroft, [1845]

July 13, 1998
There is no plea which will justify the use of high tension and alternating currents,
either in a scientific or a commercial sense.
Thomas A. Edison

July 12, 1998
Do you think that banning legal possession of easily-concealed novels will stop criminals from reading?
Toby Bradshaw

July 11, 1998
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.
Frederick Douglass, [1857]

July 10, 1998
The Union, which was constituted by consent, must be preserved by love
George Bancroft, 1845

July 9, 1998
Laws to suppress tend to strengthen what they would prohibit. This is the fine point on which all the legal professions of history have based their job security.
Frank Herbert

July 8, 1998
The energy produced by the breaking down of the atom is a very poor kind of thing. Anyone who expects a source of power from the transformations of these atoms is talking moonshine.
Ernest Rutherford, physicist, ca. 1930

July 7, 1998
The tank, the B-52, the fighter=bomber, the state controlled police and the military are the weapons of dictatorship.
The rifle is the weapon of democracy. . . If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns.
Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers.
Only the government - and a few outlaws.
I intend to be among the outlaws.
Edward Abbey

July 6, 1998
Live Life
Full Throttle
Evil Knievel's Motorcycle license plate holder. Seen in Butte, MT, July, 1998.

July 5, 1998
The world is governed by far different personages
than what is imagined by those not behind the scenes.
Benjamin Disraeli

July 4, 1998

Indepencence Day

Happy Birthday America!

July 3, 1998
They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin, 1759, [Franklin B. Historical Review of Pennsylvania. 1759]

July 2, 1998
If I don't have to do it,
it only shows that you don't have to either. Abraham Lincoln

July 1, 1998
What are you proud of in your life?
Art Leritz, M.D.

June 30, 1998
Wanna' bet
When all is said and done,
It's how much we've loved in our life,
That will get us through the gate.
Art Leritz, M.D.

June 29, 1998
The more corrupt the government, the greater the number of laws.

June 28, 1998
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

June 27, 1998
California citizen attempting to purchase a firearm for self-defense during rioting in Los Angeles, week of 30 April 1992:
"What do you mean 'wait fifteen days'? This is America!"

June 26, 1998
We are ignorant of what we ignore.
Boyd Crabtree

June 25, 1998
Twenty Five states allow anyone to buy a gun, strap is on, and walk down the street with no permit of any kind: some say it's crazy. However 4 out of 5 US murders are committed in the other half of the country: so who is crazy?
Andrew Ford [Usenet]

June 24, 1998
Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
Sir Cecil Beaton

June 23, 1998
The unexamined life is not worth living.

June 22, 1998
The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.
Henry Lewis Stimson

June 21, 1998

Hey Dudes

Happy Father's Day!

June 20, 1998
The secret of success in life
is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Benjamin Disraeli

June 19, 1998
Where are we then? The religionists are the enemies of liberty, and the friends of liberty attack religion; the high-minded and the noble advocate subjection, and the meanest and most servile minds preach independence; honest and enlightened citizens are opposed to all progress, whilst men without patriotism and without principles are the apostles of civilization and intelligence. Has such been the fate of the centuries which have preceded our own? and has man always inhabited a world like the present, where nothing is linked together, where virtue is without genius, and genius without honor; where the love of order is confounded with a taste for oppression, and the holy rites of freedom with a taste for law; where the light thrown by conscience on human actions is dim, and where nothing seems to be any longer forbidden or allowed, honorable or shameful, false or true?
Alexis de Tocqueville

June 18, 1998
Love is the Light.
The Light is Love.
Bask in it!
Art Leritz, M.D.

June 17, 1998
A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government.
It can only exist until a majority of voters discover that they can vote
themselves largess out of the public treasury.
Alexander Tytler

June 16, 1998
Adults don't ask questions as a child does.
When you stop wondering,
you might as well put the rocker on the front porch and call it a day.
Johnny Carson

June 15, 1998
Nothing is as real as a dream.
And if you go for it, something really good is going to happen to you.
You may grow old, but you never really get old.
Tom Clancy

June 14, 1998
Education is what you learn
after you have forgotten everything you learned in school.
Albert Einstein

June 13, 1998
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 this country is closely connected with this.
Albert Einstein, "My First Impression of the U.S.A.", 1921.

June 12, 1998
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Albert Einstein

June 11, 1998
The electromagnetic spectrum of mind is a massive frontier.
Thoughts, feelings and dreams are trying to help us, guide us.
Analyze and explore them, and tap into the collective unconscious/consciousness.
Then you will be truly alive.
Art Leritz, M.D.

June 10, 1998
You've got to EAT. You've got to BREATHE.
And you've got to MOVE.
Susan Powter, Stop the Insanity

June 9, 1998
How you feel is not the result of what is happening in your life -
it is your interpretation of what is happening.
Anthony Robbins, Unlimited Power

June 8, 1998
The power of love is the most untapped resource of human potential.
Art Leritz, M.D.

June 7, 1998
The country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.
Abraham Lincoln

June 6, 1998


June 5, 1998
In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value
is not in its taste, but its effects.
J. William Fullbright

June 4, 1998
Life is about opening yourself up to possibilities.
That's what life is about.
Oprah Winfrey

June 3, 1998
The secret of happiness is not found in seeking more,
but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.
Dan Millman, Way of the Peaceful Warrior

June 2, 1998
We make a living by what we get,
but me make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill

June 1, 1998
It's summer.
Open your eyes and behold
Marvelous beauty all around
May flowers, June sprouts
Sunshine glorious, electric sky magnificant
Crystalline water, gentle restful wind,
Enjoy it, share it,
Be glad you're Alive.
Art Leritz, M.D.

May 31, 1998
I believe this now without question.
Income, position, the opinion of one's peers and all the other traditional criteria by which human beings are generally judged
are for the birds.
James A. Michener

May 30, 1998
Work is something connected to the self,
a part of the spirit, mind, body and senses -
a mirror of the person.
Marsha Sinetar, Do What You Love, The Money will Follow

May 29, 1998
If what you are doing is not moving you toward your goals,
it is moving you away from your goals.
Brian Tracy

May 28, 1998
The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.
John F. Kennedy

May 27, 1998
If one advances confidently, in the direction of his own dreams and endeavors, to lead the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau

May 26, 1998
There is nothing greater in life than loving another and being loved in return,
for loving is the ultimate of experiences.
Leo Buscaglia

May 25, 1998

Memorial Day

The first duty is to remember.

Light magnificent, misty cloud over nestled pond,
Ferns green, droplets on water, concentric circles formed,
Cacophony of sound, eagle soaring, birds curious,
Hummingbird buzzing, yellow finch fantastic,
Damp cologne of woods seducing me further,
Filling my lungs with love,
Morning dew fresh, tall pines swaying, tattered leaves
Crunch softly, velvet carpet felt,
Bespeckled rocks beseach me,
Climb the tundra, life felt, gazing high
Azure lake and sky, cottonwoods flickering light
Gentle wind cooling magnificent mountains and sky
Still there. Triumphe de Nature,
Powerful over man, sigh of relief,
I know she has won.

Art Leritz, M.D.

May 24, 1998
Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought;
Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
Samual Johnson

May 23, 1998
Develop interest in life as you see it;
in people, things, literature, music
- the world is so rich, simply throbbing
with rich treasures, beautiful souls and
interesting people. Forget yourself.
Henry Miller

May 22, 1998
The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.
James Taylor

May 21, 1998
Anybody can do anything.
It's just a matter of believing in yourself.
Motown Founder Berry Gordy

May 20, 1998
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength,
not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Vincent Lombarbi

May 19, 1998
The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
Herbert George Wells

May 18, 1998
The mere sense of living is joy enough.
Emily Dickinson

May 17, 1998
Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.
Sigmund Freud

May 16, 1998
To all upon my way, Day after day,
Let me be joy, be hope. Let my life sing!
Mary Carolyn Davies

May 15, 1998
Frank Was the Chairman of the Board.
He taught us a lot.
I remember a magazine article about The Rat Pack in which Frank said,
"Don't ever yawn in front of a woman."
Sage advice.
We'll all miss him.
Art Leritz, M.D.

May 14, 1998
What is there in man so worthy of honor and reverence as this, that he is capable of contemplating something higher than his own reason, more sublime than the whole universe - that Spirit which alone is self-subsistent, from which all truth proceeds, without which there is no truth?
Friedrich Jacobi

May 13, 1998
This year will go down in history. For the first time,
a civilized nation has full gun registration.
Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient,
and the world will follow our lead into the future.
Adolph Hitler, 1935

May 12, 1998
The wisdom of the ages is yours to know.
Become a master.
Art Leritz, M.D.

May 11, 1998
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 Morrow Lindbergh

May 10, 1998

Happy Mother's Day!

May 9, 1998
My apprehensions come in crowds;
I dread the rustling of the grass;
The very shadows of the clouds
Have power to shake me as they pass:
I question things and do not find
One that will answer to my mind,
And all the world appears unkind.
William Wordsworth

May 8, 1998
I don't know who - or what - put the question, I don't know when it was put. I don't even remember answering. But at some moment I did answer "Yes" to someone or something. And from that hour I was certain that existence is meaningful and that, therefore, my life, in self-surrender, had a goal.
Dag Hammarskjold

May 7, 1998
Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal.

May 6, 1998
Peace does not dwell in outward things,
but within the Soul.
Francois de S. Fenelon

May 5, 1998
Actually, the process of birth continues. The child begins to recognize outside objects, to react affectively, to grasp things and to coordinate his movements, to walk. But birth continues. The child learns to speak, it learns to know the use and function of things, it learns to relate itself to others, to avoid punishment and gain praise and liking. Slowly, the growing person learns to love, to develop reason, to look at the world objectively. He begins to develop his powers; to acquire a sense of identity, to overcome the seduction of his senses for the sake of an integrated life. . .
The whole life of the individual is nothing but the process of giving birth to himself; indeed, we should be fully born when we die - although it is the tragic fate of most individuals to die before they are born.
Erich Fromm

May 4, 1998
There is a form of eminence which does not depend on fate; it is an air which sets us apart and seems to portend great things; it is the value which we unconsciously attach to ourselves; it is the quality which wins us the deference of others; more than birth, position or ability, it gives us ascendancy.
Duc De La Rochefoucauld

May 3, 1998
Sincere focused listening is a sure way out of self-involvement.
Art Leritz, M.D.

May 2, 1998
The loneliness each man feels is his hunger for life itself. . .
It is the yearning that makes fulfillment possible.
Ross Mooney

May 1, 1998
It is a simple task to make things complex,
but a complex task to make them simple.
Fortune cookie fortune.

April 30, 1998
Opinions founded on prejudice
are always sustained with the greatest violence.
Francis Jeffrey, (1773-1850)
Scottish essayist, jurist

April 29, 1998
The turning point in the process of growing up is when you
discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.
Max Lerner

April 28, 1998
The alleged purpose of the Antitust laws was to protect competition; that purpose was based on the socialistic fallacy that a free, unregulated market will inevitably lead to the establishment of coercive monopolies. But, in fact, no coercive monopoly has ever been or ever can be established by means of free trade on a free market. Every coercive monopoly was created by government intervention into the economy: by special privileges, such as franchises or subsidies, which closed the entry of competitors into a given field, by legislative action. The Antitrust laws were the classic example of a moral inversion prevalent in the history: an example of the victims, the businessmen, taking the blame for the evils caused by government, and the government using its own guilt as a justification for acquiring wider powers, on the pretext of "correcting" the evils.
AYN RAND, "Antitrust: The Rule of Unreason", Voice of Reason

April 27, 1998
Spend more time trying to solve the problem,
rather than obsessing about who's right and who's wrong.
Time thus spent is wasted anyway, because I spend the time
rationalizing I'm right and he/she/them/the group/the institution is wrong.
So, refocus on the problem, and get on with it.
Art Leritz, M.D.

April 26, 1998
Martyrdom, victimdom, or refusal and healthy choice;
It's your call.
Art Leritz, M.D.

April 25, 1998
What's lust got to do with it?
Art Leritz, M.D.

April 24, 1998
Yee that not knoweth love, not knoweth life.
Art Leritz, M.D.

April 23, 1998
Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box.
Italian proverb

April 22, 1998
Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can
In all the ways you can,
At all the times you can
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.
John Wesley

April 21, 1998
Lasting victories are won in the heart.
Art Leritz, M.D.

April 20, 1998
He that can take rest is greater than he that can take cities.
Benjamin Franklin

April 19, 1998
The first step towards madness is to think oneself wise.
Fernando DeRojas

April 18, 1998
Each is given a bag of tools.
A shapeless mass and a book of rules;
And each must make; ere life is flown,
A stumblingblock or a steppingstone.
R.L. Sharpe

April 17, 1998
An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
Earl of Chesterfield

April 16, 1998
Better bend than break.
Scottish Proverb

April 15, 1998
No rock so hard that a little wave may beat admission,
in a thousand years.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

April 14, 1998
To Love is to risk0rejection
To Live is to risk dying
To Hope is to risk despair
To Try at all is to risk failure
But risk we must
Because the greatest hazard of all is risking nothing
Chained by his certitudes, one is a slave
Only a person who takes risks is free.
L.M., Dallas, TX

April 13, 1998
Love warms us,
and others.
Art Leritz, M.D.

April 12, 1998
One must not always think so much about what one should do,
but rather what one should be,
Our works do not enable us; but we must enable our works.
Meister Eckhart

April 11, 1998
This man of the future, who will redeem us not only from the hitherto reigning ideal but also from that which was bound to grow out of it, the great nausea, the will to nothingness, nihilism; this bell-stroke of noon and of the great decision that liberates the will again and restores its goal to the earth and his hope to man; this Antichrist and antinihilist; this victor over God and nothingness - he must come one day. . .
On The Genealogy Of Morals, Second Essay
Frederich Nietzsche

April 10, 1998
True happiness is of a retired nature, and an
enemy to pomp and noise;
it arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of
one's self;
and, in the next, from the friendship and
of a few select companions.
Joseph Addison

April 9, 1998
The essence of genius is to know what to overlook.
William James

April 8, 1998
The only intrinsic evil is lack of love.
John Robinson

April 7, 1998
It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little.
Do what you can.
Sydney Smith

April 6, 1998
I learned to listen to my body with an inner concentration like meditation, to get guidance as to when to exercise and when to rest. I learned that healing and cure are active processes in which I myself needed to participate.
Rollo May

April 5, 1998
Fate works better when you help it along.
Dave Weinbaum

April 4, 1998
I feel the more I know God, that He would sooner we did wrong in loving than never love for fear we should do wrong.
Father Andrew

April 3, 1998
O! it is excellent
To have a giant's strength, but it is tyrannous
To use it like a giant.
William Shakespeare

April 2, 1998
No, when the fight begins within himself,
A man's worth something. . .
Robert Browning

April 1, 1998
That man's silence is wonderful to listen to.
Thomas Hardy

March 31, 1998
Nothing recedes like success.
Walter Winchell

March 30, 1998
The resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
Thomas Hardy

March 29, 1998
The healthy man does not torture others - generally it is the tortured who turn into the torturers.
Carl Jung

March 28, 1998
The greatest danger of bombs is in the explosion of stupidity that they provoke.
Octave Mirabeau

March 27, 1998
Life is not a spectacle or a feast; it is a predicament.
George Santayana

March 26, 1998
No man can produce great things who is not thoroughly sincere in dealing with himself.
James Russell Lowell

March 25, 1998
I know not how I may seem to others, but to myself I am but a small child wandering upon the vast shores of knowledge,
every now and then finding a small bright pebble to content myself with.
Plato. . .427-347 bc.

March 24, 1998
Yoga in Mayfair or Fifth Avenue,
or in any other place which is on the telephone, is a spiritual fake.
Carl Jung

March 23, 1998
Okay is a choice.
Art Leritz, M.D.

March 22, 1998
I have again and again been faced with the mystery of love, and have never been able to explain what it is. . .
Here is the greatest and smallest, the remotest and nearest, the highest and lowest,
and we cannot discuss one side of it without also discussing the other.
Carl Jung

March 21, 1998
Prejudice strikes deep,
Into your heart it will creep.
Art Leritz, M.D.

March 20, 1998
Often the wisdom of the body clarifies the despair of the spirit.
Marion Woodman

March 19, 1998
What sort of God would it be who only pushed from without?

March 18, 1998
Truth is a demure lady, much too ladylike to knock you on the head and drag you to her cave. She is there, but the people must want her and seek her out.
William F. Buckley, Jr.

March 17, 1998

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

March 16, 1998
I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.
J.D. Salinger

March 15, 1998
What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.
Mignon McLaughlin

March 14, 1998
There is no feeling in a human heart which exists in that heart alone -
which is not, in some form or degree, in every heart.
George MacDonald

March 13, 1998

I'll do the wind
Here, stand here, as I put my back to the wind,
And I'll hold you tight,
Arms around you,
Enveloping your goodness,
Keeping you warm forever,
As long as I stand
I'll do the wind.

Art Leritz, M.D.

March 12, 1998
Ideas are like stars;
you will not succeed in touching them with your hands.
But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters,
you choose them as your guides,
and following them you will reach your destiny.
Carl Schurz

March 11, 1998
What we think affects how we feel.
What we feel affects how we think.
What we think and feel affects our behavior,
And that of others.
Peace on earth is only remotely possible,
Unless we all modify how we think and feel.
Until we think and feel love, kindness,
Justice, acceptance, tolerance, forgiveness,
And project these thoughts and feelings to others,
To the ether.
Combining our collective unconsciuos love and goodness
Shall prevail.
So be it.
Art Leritz, M.D.

March 10, 1998
If thyne not knoweth the self, then thyne not knoweth another.
Art Leritz, M.D.

March 9, 1998
The search within produces a lot of pain, but it's worth it.
Art Leritz, M.D.

March 8, 1998
That which you fear the most, you love the most.
Art Leritz, M.D.

March 7, 1998
To love is to return to a home we never left, to remember who we are.
Sam Keen

March 6, 1998
Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket,
and do not pull it out and strike it, merely to show that you have one.
Earl of Chesterfield

March 5, 1998
Throughout history it has been the inaction of those who could have acted,
the indifference of those who should have known better,
the silence of the voice of justice when

February 26, 1998
That which is irresistable has not been resisted.
Dr. Laura Schlesinger,Ph.D.

February 25, 1998
It takes a wise man to recognize a wise man.

February 24, 1998
Language is the mother, not the handmaiden of thought; words will tell you things you never thought or felt before.
W.H. Auden

February 23, 1998
I am responsible for my outlook and attitudes and I have the choice
today of magnifying positive or negative.

February 22, 1998
Are we to mark this day with a white or a black stone?

February 21, 1998
Dost thou love life?
Then do not squander Time; for that's the stuff Life is made of.
Benjamin Franklin

February 20, 1998
I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
Henry David Thoreau

February 19, 1998
The first step towards madness is to think oneself wise.
Fernando DeRojas

February 18, 1998
A good conscience is a continued Christmas.
Benjamin Franklin

February 17, 1998
Love giveth, and love taketh away.
Art Leritz, M.D.

February 16, 1998
One cannot unite a community without a newspaper or journal of some kind.
Ben Kingsley in Gandhi

February 15, 1998
Out greatest glory is not in never failing,
but in rising up everytime we fall.

February 14, 1998
I Love and Appreciate You!
Joyce Meyer

February 13, 1998
The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence,
regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.
Vincent T. Lombardi
Team Idol
Heelan High School Football Team, Sioux City, Iowa
Undefeated Iowa State Champions, 1961
AP, 5th in the Nation, All Schools, 1961
AP, Number 1, Catholic High Schools, 1961
We Loved Vince and the Pack'!

February 12, 1998
It is not a question of how a husband and wife can be equal and alike.
But rather, is is a problem of how a couple can be equal and different.
Pierre Mornell

February 11, 1998
A man can stand a lot as long as he can stand himself.
Axel Munthe

February 10, 1998
When a person drowns himself in netative thinking he is committing an unspeakable crime against himself.
Maxwell Maltz

February 9, 1998
When people are loving, brave, truthful, charitable, God is present.
Harold Kushner

February 8, 1998
Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
Oliver Wendell Holmes,Jr.

February 7, 1998
What I have wanted is consistency, ever since the day back in Wyncote when my mom and dad split. I have wanted to be liked. I have wanted to be loved. I have wanted to be in a family-type atmosphere.
Reggie Jackson

February 6, 1998
Life without idealism is empty indeed. We must have hope or starve to death.
Pearl Buck

February 5, 1998
The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.
William Blake

February 4, 1998
One ought, each day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture and, if possible,
speak a few reasonable words.

February 3, 1998
You should not have your own idea when you listen to someone. . . .
To have nothing in your mind is naturalness. Then you will understand what he says.
Shunryu Suzuki

February 2, 1998
Anxiety is that range of distress which attends willing what cannot be willed.
Leslie H. Farber

February 1, 1998
Forgiveness is another word for letting go.
Matthew Fox
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