December 31, 2000
Denial ain't just a river in Egypt.
December 30, 2000
The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes and fears rather than with their minds.
December 29, 2000
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
December 28, 2000
The worst guilt is to accept an unearned guilt.
Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, 1957
December 27, 2000
Anxiety is the space between the "now" and the "then."
December 26, 2000
Using an extra Kleenex is one of life's luxuries.
Art Leritz, M.D.
December 25, 2000
December 24, 2000
Do you have your Christmas shopping done yet?
December 23, 2000
Avarice, envy, pride,
Three fatal sparks, have set the hearts of all
Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
December 22, 2000
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
December 21, 2000
Learn to ask for what you want....The worst people can do is not give you what you ask for—which is precisely where you were before you asked.
December 20, 2000
The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
December 19, 2000
Capitalism needs to function like a game of tug-of-war.
Two opposing sides need to continually struggle for dominance, but at no time can either side be permitted to walk away with the rope.
December 18, 2000
Creative minds have always been known to survive any kind of bad training.
December 17, 2000
All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
James Russell Lowell
December 16, 2000
Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
W. Somerset Maugham
December 15, 2000
Joy is but the sign that creative emotion is fulfilling its purpose.
Charles Du Bos
December 14, 2000
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
December 13, 2000
In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order.
December 12, 2000
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
December 11, 2000
They're only truly great who are truly good.
December 10, 2000
oh song of my heart
across the miles
your love moves me
makes me smile
you love me
connection felt strongly
opens my life
to feelings unknown
you are my life
God is good
nothing can interfere
with out love
December 9, 2000
I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose.
December 8, 2000
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception
December 7, 2000
December 6, 2000
When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters—one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.
Saul David Alinsky
December 5, 2000
He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
December 4, 2000
The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention.
December 3, 2000
The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
December 2, 2000
Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that's good taste.
December 1, 2000
It takes a lot of work from the face to let out a smile, but just think what good smiling can bring to the most important muscle of the body. . . the heart.
If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price.
The Face we choose to miss -
Be it for a Day
As absent as a Hundred Years,
When it has rode away.
The possibility of stepping into a higher plane is quite real for everyone.
It requires no force or effort or sacrifice.
It involves little more than changing our ideas about what is normal.
When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum.
Remember: It is 10 times harder to command the ear than to catch the eye.
Duncan Maxwell Anderson
Never judge a work of art by its defects.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.
Novermber 23, 2000
Novermber 22, 2000
When You Thought
When you thought I wasn't looking,
I felt you kiss me good night,
And I felt loved.
When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw tears come from your eyes,
And I learned that sometimes things hurt,
But it's all right to cry.
When you thought I wasn't looking,
I saw that you cared
And I wanted to be everything that I could be.
When you thought I wasn't looking,
I looked ...
And wanted to say thanks for all the things I saw
When you thought I wasn't looking.
Novermber 21, 2000
It has been my philosophy in life,
That difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
Novermber 20, 2000
When you wake up in the morning ask yourself,
How can I better myself today?
And when you go to bed ask yourself,
How did I better myself today?,
And if you can think of one thing,
Then you have bettered yourself."
Novermber 19, 2000
Hope is a good thing, maybe the best thing.
And good things never die.
The Shawshank Redemption
Novermber 18, 2000
If the world never changed,
There would be no butterflies.
Novermber 17, 2000
Be delighted at the prospect of a new day,
A fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic,
Waiting somewhere behind the morning.
J. B. Priestly
November 16, 2000
Seek happiness first where you had it last.
November 15, 2000
There will never be another now, so I will make the most of today.
There will never be another me, so I will make the most of myself.
November 14, 2000
All, everything that I understand,
I understand only because I love.
November 13, 2000
The only true security in life comes from knowing
That every single day you are improving yourself in some way.
I don't worry about maintaining the quality of my life,
Because every day I work on improving it.
November 12, 2000
No disguise can long conceal love where it is, nor feign it where it is not.
Francois de la Rochefoucauld
November 11, 2000
You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it,
But you can never pull it out of you.
I know by the experience that the poets are right:
Love is eternal!
November 10, 2000
Whenever you're feeling down, remember:
Even Babe Ruth struck out 1383 times.
November 9, 2000
During these trying times, we should all come together as
Compassionate human beings and not as indifferent moral cowards,
No matter what the circumstances.
Be someone's Hero... We all need Heroes.
Joe A. Perez
November 8, 2000
The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve,
But a reality to experience.
The Truthsayer -- DUNE by: Frank Herbert
November 7, 2000
The mighty oak was once a little nut that held its ground.
Melanie G.-- Florida
November 6, 2000
Being defeated is often a temporary condition.
Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
November 5, 2000
What appears to be the end may really be a new beginning!
November 4, 2000
One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry
decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.
Sir Walter Scott
November 3, 2000
If you are patience in one moment of anger,
You will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
November 2, 2000
A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
Fr. Jeromw Cummings
November 1, 2000
A compliment is like a kiss through a veil.
October 31, 2000
A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he's finished.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
October 30, 2000
You will not grow if you sit in a beautiful flower garden,
But you will grow if you are sick,
If you are in pain, if you experience losses,
And if you do not put your head in the sand,
But take the pain as a gift to you with a very, very specific purpose.
Elizabeth Kubler Ross
October 29, 2000
The only real handicaps we have are those we create for ourselves.
Paul Stuart Wichansky
October 28, 2000
Your life is precious and sacred;
Treat it and that of others accordingly.
F. Alan Nusso -- Florida
October 27, 2000
Love is friendship caught on fire.
October 26, 2000
Don't aim at success - the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one's personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same hold for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long run...success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think of it.
Victor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, 1984
October 25, 2000
Be as kind to yourself as you are willing to be to others.
October 24, 2000
We shall see but little way if we require to understand what we see.
How few things can a man measure with the tape of his understanding!
How many greater things might he be seeing in the meanwhile!
Henry David Thoreau
October 23, 2000
A strong mind leads to a strong heart
That leads to a soul that is at peace with itself.
October 22, 2000
Happiness is the highest level of success
October 21, 2000
We must never walk away from the truth.
October 20, 2000
Life is like playing a violin solo in public
And learning the instrument as one goes on.
October 19, 2000
Nothing is so potent as the silent influence of a good example.
October 18, 2000
To find a person who will love you for no reason,
And to shower that person with reasons,
That is the ultimate happiness.
October 17, 2000
The difficulties we experience
Always illuminate the lessons we need most.
October 16, 2000
We are all wanderers on this earth.
Our hearts are full of wonder,
And our souls are deep with dreams.
October 15, 2000
It's not the mountains we conquer, but ourselves.
Sir Edmond Hillary
October 14, 2000
Lord grant that I might always desire more than I can accomplish.
October 13, 2000
Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
October 12, 2000
I can't is a coward,
I'll try is a soldier,
I will is a King.
My Mom by Bill Strong
October 11, 2000
Charles de Gaulle's 4 maxims on life:
1. Always seize the inevitable
(if you can anticipate the inevitable you can take advantage of it)
2. Never relinquish the initiative
3. Stay in with the outs
(what goes around comes around)
4. Never stand between a dog and a lamp post
(you end up reacting to the inevitable,
which is the opposite of being proactive)
Charles de Gaulle
October 10, 2000
If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain.
If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees.
If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people.
Old Chinese Proverb
October 9, 2000
Try and fail, but don't fail to try.
October 8, 2000
I see knowledge increasing and human power increasing.
I see ever-increasing possibilities before life,
And I see no limits set to it at all,
Existence impresses me as a perpetual dawn.
Our lives, as I apprehend, are great in expectations.
October 7, 2000
Never lose sight of the importance of a beautiful sunrise,
Or watching your kids sleep, or the smell of rain.
It's often the little things that really matter in life.
October 6, 2000
A hero is an ordinary person who performs an ordinary task
In an extraordinary situation.
October 5, 2000
Through the doors of perception
Down the corridors of uncertainty
Into the room of self doubt
Opens the window of opportunity.
October 4, 2000
When your world seems like too much to handle,
Just take a deep breath and laugh.
It clears the mind and frees your spirit.
Michael P. Miller
October 3, 2000
It's not the burdens of everyday that drive men mad.
It is the regret of yesterday and the fear of tomorrow.
Regret and fear are twin thieves that rob us of today.
October 2, 2000
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
October 1, 2000
Try to remember what you were worrying about a year ago and if you can even remember, ask yourself if it really was worth worrying about.
Now think about how you will feel about today's problem a year from now.
M.A. in Massachusetts
September 31, 2000
Don't worry about what the future holds,
But more of who holds the future.
Old Missouri Proverb
September 30, 2000
In every problem there is a treasure hidden inside.
It's your job to find it!!
September 29, 2000
The only luggage in life you are permitted to carry along from the past
Are the lessons you've learned.
September 28, 2000
There is no such thing as failing.
If you fail, still succeed at learning.
September 27, 2000
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
September 26, 2000
A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water.
September 25, 2000
A good marriage is like a casserole, only those responsible for it really know what goes in it.
September 24, 2000
A lie hides the truth. A story tries to find it.
September 23, 2000
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; for it becomes your destiny!
September 22, 2000
Man's greatest vices are the misuses of his virtues.
George Bernard Shaw
September 21, 2000
We all carry within us our places of exile, our crimes, and our ravages. But our task is not to unleash them on the world; it is to fight them in ourselves and in others.
September 20, 2000
We all get heavier as we get older because there is a lot more information in our heads.
September 19, 2000
We all dream; we do not understand our dreams, yet we act as if nothing strange goes on in our sleep minds, strange at least by comparison with the logical, purposeful doings of our minds when we are awake.
September 18, 2000
Love is an attachment to another self.
Humour is a form of self-detachment -- a way of looking at one's existence, one's misfortune or one's discomfort.
If you really love, if you really know how to laugh, the result is the same: you forget yourself.
September 17, 2000
[We are all related.]
Lakota Dakota Sioux Belief
September 16, 2000
History is always written wrong, and so always needs to be rewritten. ...What is interesting is brought forward as if it had been central and efficacious in the march of events, and harmonies are turned into causes. Kings and generals are endowed with motives appropriate to what the historian values in their actions; plans are imputed to them prophetic of their actual achievements, while the thoughts that really preoccupied them remain buried in absolute oblivion.
George Santayana, The Life of Reason: Reason in Science, 1918
September 15, 2000
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
September 14, 2000
Love is a force that connects us to every strand of the universe, an unconditional state that characterizes human nature, a form of knowledge that is always there for us if only we can open ourselves to it.
Emily H. Sell
September 13, 2000
Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principle of evil.
September 12, 2000
Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
September 11, 2000
A child does not have to be taught how to be happy or the ways of love.
It is fear, hatred, and prejudice that have to be taught.
And from the condition of the world we can see that unfortunately there are some very good teachers.
September 10, 2000
If we think of love as in itself the answer to all the problems human beings face, we will constantly be disappointed by it.
If we search for perfection in a mate and refuse to be satisfied by anything less than that, we will never really experience sexual or marital love.
If we are unwilling to undergo the interpersonal negotiations, we will never be able to give our love to anyone.
Since love does not simply happen, as I have been suggesting, it must emerge as the saving remnant of our endless yearning for happy and meaningful lives.
September 9, 2000
No happy time is really gone, if it leaves a special memory.
September 8 2000
He only earns his freedom and his life, who takes them every day by storm.
Johann Wolfgang Goethe
September 7, 2000
Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
William Jennings Bryan
September 6, 2000
Depression may be an exaggerated form of a response to loss that in less extreme form is adaptive.
A depressed mood slows us down, makes us think realistically rather than optimistically, makes us turn away from goals that we can no longer hope to achieve, and signals to others that this is a time in life when we need some help.
September 5, 2000
Dreamers are those who have achieved in love and life, because it is a dream that got them there.
September 4, 2000
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.
September 3, 2000
Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.
September 2, 2000
It will ever remain incomprehensible that our generation, which has shown itself so great by its achievements in discovery and invention, could fall so low spiritually as to give up thinking.
September 1, 2000
All greatness is achieved while performing outside your comfort zone.
August 31, 2000
One of the sorriest spectacles imaginable is the anger of two people who have gotten into an argument over something that neither of them knows anything about.
Henry Ward Beecher
August 30, 2000
If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.
Robert X. Cringely
August 29, 2000
You've reached middle age when all you exercise is caution.
August 28, 2000
A man may fulfill the object of his existence by asking a question he cannot answer, and attempting a task he cannot achieve.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
August 27, 2000
Education is not received. It is achieved.
August 26, 2000
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.
August 25, 2000
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
August 24, 2000
People who do not succeed have one distinguishing trait in common.
They know all the reasons for failure and have what they believe to be air-tight alibis to explain their own lack of achievement.
August 23, 2000
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
August 22, 2000
Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.
August 21, 2000
A huge part of real love is constant forgiveness.
August 20, 2000
Lust isn't all there is to sex. Sex isn't all there is to love. But love is almost all there is to life.
August 19, 2000
His [Johann Sebastian Bach] skill is no longer simply a technique, but an interpretation of the world, an image of Being;
and his music is a phenomenon of the reality of the inconceivable as the cosmos itself.
August 18, 2000
Happiness is a by-product of achievement.
August 17, 2000
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
August 16, 2000
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
Henry David Thoreau
August 15, 2000
I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.
August 14, 2000
No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society.
If we're looking for the sources of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs; we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.
August 13, 2000
Life is a song. Love is the music.
Ludwig van Beethoven
August 12, 2000
A fault which humbles a man is of more use to him than a virtue which puffs him up.
August 10, 2000
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
August 9, 2000
Music is certainly not less clear than the defining word; music often speaks more subtly about states of mind than would be possible with words.
There are shades that cannot be described by any single adjective.
Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn
August 8, 2000
There is no virtue in giving to others what is useless to oneself.
August 7, 2000
If you think you're getting too much government these days, just be happy that you're not getting all you are paying for.
August 6, 2000
Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only life can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that.
Martin Luther King Jr.
August 5, 2000
But now everything will be different.
It is nonsense to believe that life will not allow it, that the past will not allow it. I must struggle to live a better life, a far better life.
August 4, 2000
Joy, sorrow, tears, lamentations, laughter -- to all these music gives voice, but in such a way that we are transported from the world of unrest to the world of peace, and see reality in a new way, as if we were sitting by a mountain lake and contemplating hills and woods and clouds in the tranquil and fathomless water.
August 3, 2000
A profound thought is in a constant process of becoming.
August 2, 2000
But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life. And thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine.
August 1, 2000
Anger is a state that starts with madness and ends with regret.
Thomas A' Kempis
July 30, 2000
Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.
July 29, 2000
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
July 28, 2000
The definition of virtue: insufficient temptation.
George Bernard Shaw
July 27, 2000
In the old days charity was a virtue instead of an industry.
July 26, 2000
All that I have to say to the world and to mankind is contained in the notion, reverence for life.
July 25, 2000
An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.
July 24, 2000
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
July 23, 2000
Fear of criticism is the kiss of death in the courtship of achievement.
July 22, 2000
Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
July 21, 2000
How happy the lot of the mathematician.
He is judged solely by his peers, and the standard is so high that no colleague or rival can ever win a reputation he does not deserve.
W. H. Auden
July 20, 2000
After hearing two eyewitness accounts of the same accident, you begin to wonder about history.
July 19, 2000
Ability is what you're capable of doing.
Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it.
July 18, 2000
Love is growing old together, contentedly.
Sharing a sunset as you've shared your lives.
Happy that your worlds are entwined.
July 17, 2000
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
July 16, 2000
Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.
Carl Gustav Jung
July 15, 2000
What is life? Life is a gift...accept it Life is an adventure...dare it Life is a mystery...unfold it Life is a game...play it Life is a struggle...face it Life is beauty...praise it Life is a puzzle...solve it Life is opportunity...take it Life is sorrowful...experience it Life is a song...sing it Life is a goal...achieve it Life is a mission...fulfill it
July 14, 2000
The nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people.
Lucille S. Harper
July 13, 2000
If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
July 12, 2000
He who hesitates is a damned fool.
July 11, 2000
Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
Martin Fraquhar Tupper
July 10, 2000
Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
July 9, 2000
Logic is in the eye of the logician.
July 8, 2000
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
July 7, 2000
It was the experience of mystery -- even if mixed with fear -- that engendered religion.
July 6, 2000
If you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
July 5, 2000
Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.
July 4, 2000
Happy Birthday America
July 3, 2000
There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.
July 2, 2000
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
July 1, 2000
The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds,
and the pessimist fears this is true.
James Branch Cabell
June 30, 2000
We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time.
June 29, 2000
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
June 28, 2000
I've had a wonderful time, but this wasn't it.
June 27, 2000
Black holes are where God divided by zero.
June 26, 2000
I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
Thomas Alva Edison
June 25, 2000
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
Ian L. Fleming
June 24, 2000
Talent does what it can; genius does what it must.
Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
June 23, 2000
Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called 'Ego'.
June 22, 2000
Music stands quite alone.
It is cut off from all the other arts. It does not express a particular and definite joy, sorrow, anguish, horror, delight or mood of peace, but joy, sorrow, anguish, horror, delight, peace of mind themselves, in the abstract; in their essential nature, without accessories, and therefore without their customary motives. Yet it enables us to grasp and share them fully in this quintessence.
June 21, 2000
The ability to accomplish anything lies profoundly grounded in the capability of one to maximize discipline of the mind.
June 20, 2000
Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.
June 19, 2000
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly,
while bad people will find a way around the laws.
June 18, 2000
The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should,
therefore, be regarded as a criminal offense.
June 17, 2000
I don't know why we are here,
but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.
June 16, 2000
Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
H. G. Wells
June 15, 2000
Do, or do not. There is no 'try'.
Yoda ('The Empire Strikes Back')
June 14, 2000
Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.
June 13, 2000
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King Jr.
June 12, 2000
Each problem that I solved became a rule which
served afterwards to solve other problems.
Rene Descartes, "Discours de la Methode"
June 11, 2000
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
June 10, 2000
The full use of your powers along lines of excellence.
- definition of "happiness" by John F. Kennedy
June 9, 2000
The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
June 8, 2000
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.
June 7, 2000
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.
Sir Winston Churchill
June 6, 2000
Remember June 6, 1944.
We owe it to them.
June 5, 2000
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity,
and I'm not sure about the former.
June 4, 2000
Not everything that can be counted counts,
and not everything that counts can be counted.
June 3, 2000
People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of
thought which they avoid.
Soren Aabye Kierkegaard
June 2, 2000
If a man does his best, what else is there?
General George S. Patton
June 2, 2000
Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake.
Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower
June 1, 2000
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever
May 30, 2000
What potent blood hasth modest May!
May-Day, Ralph Waldo Emerson
May 29, 2000
The First Duty is to Remember
May 28, 2000
Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs.
Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and woman to win them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
May 27, 2000
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw
May 26, 2000
One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
May 25, 2000
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing.
May 24, 2000
The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
May 23, 2000
What would it be like if you lived each day, each breath, as a work of art in progress?
Imagine that you are a Masterpiece unfolding, every second of every day, a work af art taking form with every breath.
May 22, 2000
If a way to the better there be, it lies in taking a full look at the worst.
May 21, 2000
Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
May 20, 2000
The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning.
Ivy Baker Priest
May 19, 2000
Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
Thomas a Kempis
May 18, 2000
Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change.
Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
May 17, 2000
It doesn't work to leap a twenty foot chasm in two ten foot jumps.
May 16, 2000
I've put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries arguing over what I meant, and that's the only way of insuring one's mortality.
May 15, 2000
It's not so much that we're afraid of change or so in love with the old ways, but it's that place in between that we fear. . .
It's like being between trapezes.
It's Linus when his blanket is in the dryer.
There's nothing to hold on to.
May 14, 2000
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.
May 13, 2000
There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
May 12, 2000
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
May 11, 2000
The important thing is this:
To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
Charles du Bois
May 10, 2000
A person needs at intervals to separate from family and companions and go to new places.
One must go without familiars in order to be open to influences, to change.
Katharine Butler Hathaway
May 9, 2000
To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endessly.
May 8, 2000
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.
Alfred North Whitehead
May 7, 2000
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
May 6, 2000
Things do not change, we change.
Henry David Thoreau
May 5, 2000
We know what we are, but know not what we may be.
May 4, 2000
You know children are growing up when they start asking questions that have answers.
John J. Plomp
May 3, 2000
Too often we give our children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.
May 2, 2000
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children.
One is roots; the other, wings.
May 1, 2000
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
April 30, 2000
In order to create there must be a dynamic force, and what force is more potent than love?
April 29, 2000
Here in the midst
of a lonely abyss
A single joy I find...
your presence in my mind
April 28, 2000
Loving a child doesn't mean giving in to all his whims;
to love him is to bring out the best in him, to teach him to love what is difficult.
April 27, 2000
For there is no friend like a sister
In calm or stormy weather;
To cheer one on the tedious way,
To fetch one if one goes astray,
To lift one if one totters down,
To strengthen whilst one stands.
Christina Georgina Rossetti, from Goblin Market
April 26, 2000
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
April 25, 2000
A willing helper does not wait till he is asked.
April 24, 2000
Wars are won with silver bullets.
April 23, 2000
April 22, 2000
Most of my future is behind.
Father Renard, Creighton University Philosophy Class, 1966