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Rock City Quotes 2001

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December 31, 2001
Predictions are difficult, especially about the future.
Yogi Berra
December 30, 2001
Maturity begins when we're content to feel we're right about something, without feeling the necessity to prove someone else is wrong.
Sydney J. Harris
December 29, 2001
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
Muhatma Gandhi
December 28, 2001
We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in an ocean.
But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
Mother Teresa
December 27, 2001
Love is blind only to the eye. The heart sees everything clearly.
Anonymous
December 26, 2001
Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Napoleon
December 25, 2001
Merry Christmas!
December 24, 2001
Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.
Barbara Miller, Songwriter
December 23, 2001
As I grow to understand life less and less, I learn to live it more and more.
Jules Renard
December 22, 2001
The road to happiness lies in two simple principles: find what interests you and that you can do well, and put your whole soul into it - ever bit of energy and
ambition and natural ability you have.
John D. Rockefeller, III
December 21, 2001
Whoever you are, there is some younger person who thinks you are perfect.
There is some work that will never be done if you don't do it.
There is someone who would miss you if you were gone.
There is a place that you alone can fill.
Jacob M. Braude
December 20, 2001
A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.
Abraham Maslow
December 19, 2001
If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.
Guiseppi di Lampedusa
December 18, 2001
What we really are matters more than what people think of us.
Jawaharlal Nehru
December 17, 2001
While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us.
Benjamin Franklin
December 16, 2001
It's never too late to be the person you might have been.
George Eliot
December 15, 2001
He who angers you, conquers you.
Elizabeth Kenny
December 14, 2001
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
Albert Einstein
December 13, 2001
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
Mark Twain
December 12, 2001
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Bill Cosby
December 11, 2001
I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.
Booker T. Washington
December 10, 2001
Poverty us no disgrace to a man, but it is confoundedly inconvenient.
Sydney Smith
December 9, 2001
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction of being loved for yourself, or, more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself.
Victor Hugo
December 8, 2001
Women are expected to do twice as much as men in half the time and for no credit.
Fortunately, this isn't difficult.
Charlotte Whitton
December 7, 2001
Pearl Harbor
The first duty is to remember.
December 6, 2001
It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.
Descartes
December 5, 2001
Every now and again I like to lean out of my car window look up at the sky and smile for a satellite photograph.
Steve Wright
December 4, 2001
Liberty may be endangered by the abuses of liberty as well as by the abuses of power.
James Madison
December 3, 2001
Women have always been the guardians of wisdom and humanity which makes them natural, but usually secret, rulers.
Charlotte Wolff
December 2, 2001
The only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution.
Kettering
December 1, 2001
Be a light for all to see
For every act of love will set you free.
Michael Smith
November 31, 2001
Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important.
George Eliot
November 30, 2001
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,
while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao-Tzu
November 29, 2001
November 28, 2001
You can't force anyone to love you or lend you money.
Jewish Proverb
November 27, 2001
Man is so made that whenever anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.
Jean de la Fontaine
November 26, 2001
Immature love says, 'I love you because I need you.'
Mature love says, 'I need you because I love you.
Erich Fromm
November 25, 2001
Relationships are like Rome. Difficult to start out, incredible during the prosperity of the 'Golden Age', and unbearable during the fall.
Then, a new kingdom will come along and the whole process will repeat itself until you come across a kingdom like Egypt...that thrives, and continues to
flourish.
This kingdom will become your best friend, your soulmate, and your love.
Helen Keller
November 24, 2001
They always say that time changes things,
But you actually have to change them yourself.
Andy Warhol
November 23, 2001
That stained glass curtain your hiding behind never lets in the sun.
Billy Joel
November 22, 2001
Happy Thanksgiving!
November 21, 2001
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Mother Teresa
November 20, 2001
The real measure of your wealth is how much you'd be worth if you lost all your money.
Anonymous
November 19, 2001
In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
November 18, 2001
Life is about being young, being brave and scared, being in love,
and being in trouble; having hope in today, and faith in tomorrow.
Anonymous
November 17, 2001
Even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Will Rogers
November 16, 2001
The price of excellence is discipline.
The cost of mediocrity is disappointment.
William W. Ward
November 15, 2001
In order for there to be ups, there must be downs.
Remember all your failures, so when you succeed
You can look back and have pride
That you strength enough to overcome.
Sean Skrmetta
November 14, 2001
Successful people in this world are those who get up
And look for circumstances they want.
If they can't find them, they make them.
George Bernard Shaw
November 13, 2001
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things.
Amelia Earhart
November 12, 2001
If you would be a real seeker after truth,
it is necessary that at least once in your life
you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
Rene Descartes
November 11, 2001
Find Purpose....the means shall follow.
Muhatma Gandhi
November 10, 2001
Eagles fly alone, but sheep flock together.
Polish Proverb
November 9, 2001
You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.
Zig Ziglar
November 8, 2001
Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
John Rohn
November 7, 2001
Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.
Christian Dior
November 6, 2001
The longest journey is the journey inward.
Dag Hammarskjold
November 5, 2001
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.
Marel Proust
November 4, 2001
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the lie which he imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common
hours.
Henry David Thoreau
November 3, 2001
Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Abraham Lincoln
November 2, 2001
The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.
Oliver Wendell Homes
November 1, 2001
For true success ask yourself these four questions:
Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?
James Allen

July 5, 2001
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain

July 4, 2001

Happy Birthday America!

Support Freedom

July 3, 2001
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched... but are felt in the heart.
Helen Keller

July 2, 2001
Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
Irving Kristol

July 1, 2001
Communism won't work because people like to own stuff.
Frank Zappa

June 30, 2001
If a man loses pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music in which he hears, however measured, or far away.
Henry David Thoreau

June 29, 2001
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
Mother Theresa

June 28, 2001
You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.
Barbara DeAngelis

June 27, 2001
640 K ought to be enough for anybody.
Bill Gates, 1981

June 26, 2001
If guns cause crime, matches cause arson.
Anonymous

June 25, 2001
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
Mother Theresa

June 24, 2001
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
Confucious

June 23, 2001
Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
Dr. Karl Menninger, M.D.

June 22, 2001
Blushing is the color of virtue.
Diogenes

June 21, 2001
The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.
Lawrence Durrell

June 20, 2001
The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
Carl Jung

June 19, 2001
The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed.
Chamfort

June 18, 2001
Imagination is more important than knowledge, for knowledge is limited while imagination embraces the entire world.
Albert Einstein

June 17, 2001
Smile, it's the second best thing you can do with your lips.
Anonymous

June 16, 2001
Nothing goes by luck in composition. It allows of no tricks. The best you can write will be the best you are.
Henry David Thoreau

June 15, 2001
Knowledge is love and light and vision.
Helen Keller

June 14, 2001
Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead.
Scottish Proverb

June 13, 2001
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
Gandhi

June 12, 2001
Enjoy yourself. These are the good old days you're going to miss in the years ahead.
Anonymous

June 11, 2001
The Road Not Taken
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long as I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth,
Then took the other as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim;
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet, knowing how way leads onto way
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh,
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost

June 10, 2001
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

June 9, 2001
If you are going to walk on thin ice, you might as well dance!
Anonymous

June 8, 2001
What's meant to be will always find a way.
Trisha Yearwood

June 7, 2001
Associate with the noblest people you can find; read the best books; live with the mighty.
But learn to be happy alone. Rely upon your own energies, and so do not wait for, or depend on other people.
Professor Thomas Davidson

June 6, 2001

D Day
The first duty is to remember.

June 5, 2001
He might never really do what he said, but at least he had it in mind.
He had somewhere to go.
Louis L'Amour

June 4, 2001
Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses.
Alphonse Karr

June 3, 2001
Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
Chinese Proverb

June 2, 2001
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller

June 1, 2001
Just trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
Goethe

May 31, 2001
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt

May 30, 2001
Democracy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
Anonymous

May 29, 2001
Memory is not so brilliant as hope, but it is more beautiful, and a thousand times as true.
Prentice

May 28, 2001
Always do right - this will gratify some and astonish the rest.
Mark Twain

May 27, 2001
You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough.
Frank Crane

May 26, 2001
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
Voltaire

May 25, 2001
Man is the only animal that laughs and declares war.
Anonymous

May 24, 2001
We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.
Helen Keller

May 23, 2001
My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honor. I believe it is peace for our time ... Go home and get a nice quiet sleep.
Neville Chamberlain

May 22, 2001
Seven National Crimes:
1. I don't think.
2. I don't know.
3. I don't care.
4. I am too busy.
5. I leave well enough alone.
6. I have no time to read and find out.
7. I am not interested.
William J.H. Boetcker

May 21, 2001
Leap and the net will appear.
Julia Cameron

May 20, 2001
1. It ain't as bad as you think. It will look better in the morning.
2. Get mad, then get over it.
3. Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.
4. It can be done!
5. Be careful what you choose. You may get it.
6. Don't let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.
7. You can't make someone else's choices. You shouldn't let someone else make yours.
8. Check small things.
9. Share credit.
10. Remain calm. Be kind.
11. Have a vision.
12. Don't take counsel of your fears or naysayers.
13. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.
General Colin Powell's Rules to Live By

May 19, 2001
What you were yesterday is fixed for always, making its mark on what you are today, what you will be tomorrow.
from The Horizontal Man by Helen Eustis, mystery novelist

May 18, 2001
An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it.
Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian dramatist

May 17, 2001
If you build it, he will come.
William P. Kinsella, Shoeless Joe [1982] (basis for the movie Field of Dreams)

May 16, 2001
If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be cynical.
Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
Ray Bradbury

May 15, 2001
Start by doing what's necessary, then do what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Saint Francis of Assisi

May 14, 2001
The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette.
Henry S. Haskins

May 13, 2001
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
George S. Patton(1885-1945), American military leader

May 12, 2001
A woman is like a tea bag -- only in hot water do you realize how strong she is.
Nancy Reagan

May 11, 2001
Do the things that you've always dreamed of doing NOW. Don't postpone them. My dad loved to be in the outdoors, but he was always so busy as a school principal that he didn't give himself that pleasure very often. He was going to do all his fishing and hiking when he retired, but he never lived that long. He died of cancer at 63. It was pretty wrenching to not only see him suffer so badly but also to realize that he had been cheated out of his dream.
Fred Matheny, 53, writer, former English teacher

May 10, 2001
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Warton

May 9, 2001
If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.
Raymond Inmon

May 8, 2001
If we resist our passions, it is more due to their weakness than to our strength.
La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French epigramist

May 7, 2001
Happy people learn that happiness, like sweat, is a by-product of activity. You can only achieve happiness if you are too busy living your life to notice whether you are happy or not.
Frank Pittman III, MD, 62, psychiatrist, author of Grow Up!

May 6, 2001
For a contented life:
Health enough to make work a pleasure.
Wealth enough to support your needs.
Strength to battle with difficulties and overcome them.
Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them.
Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished.
Charity enough to see some good in your neighbor.
Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others.
Faith enough to make real the things of God.
Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning your future.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

May 5, 2001
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw, "Mrs. Warren's Profession," 1893

May 4, 2001
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Helen Keller

May 3, 2001
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

May 2, 2001
Our life is frittered away by detail. . . . I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumbnail. . . . Simplify, simplify. Instead of three meals a day, if it be necessary eat but one; instead of a hundred dishes, five; and reduce other things in proportion.
Let us spend every day as deliberately as Nature, and not be thrown off the track by every nutshell and mosquito's wing that falls on the rails.
Henry David Thoreau

May 1, 2001
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

April 30, 2001
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
Buddha

April 29, 2001
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
James Baldwin

April 28, 2001
A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures in the doctor's book.
Irish Proverb

April 27, 2001
God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.
Jewish Proverb

April 26, 2001
The purpose of life is not to win. The purpose of life is to grow and to share. When you come to look back on all that you have done in life, you will get more satisfaction from the pleasure you have brought into other people's lives than you will from the times that you outdid and defeated them.
Rabbi Harold Kushner, Massachusetts

April 25, 2001
Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere.
Chinese Proverb

April 24, 2001
Have confidence in your decisions. Make them expeditiously, and stay with them as long as you believe you are correct no matter what others say. However, when you conclude you were in error, do not hesitate to announce the error publicly and change course.
Edward J. Koch, former mayor of New York City

April 23, 2001
It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look.
To affect the quality of the day--that is the highest of arts.
Henry David Thoreau

April 22, 2001
Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

April 21, 2001
I think every person should be able to enjoy life.
Try to decide what you most enjoy doing, and then look around to see if there is a job for which you could prepare yourself that would enable you to continue having this sort of joy.
Linus Pauling, scientist Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine, California

April 20, 2001
A happy heart is better than a full purse.
Italian probverb

April 19, 2001
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy

April 18, 2001
Never mistake motion for action.
Ernest Hemingway

April 17, 2001
Think like a man of action. Act like a man of thought.
Henri Bergson

April 16, 2001
The tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the scythe.
Russian Proverb

April 15, 2001
I never worry about action, only inaction.
Sir Winston Churchill

April 14, 2001
Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary.
From The Dead Poets Society

April 13, 2001
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marlene vos Savant

April 12, 2001
A teacher who can arouse a feeling for one single good action, for one single good poem, accomplishes more than he who fills our memory with rows on rows of natural objects, classified with name and form.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

April 11, 2001
It takes two flints to make a fire.
Louisa May Alcott

April 10, 2001
We boil at different degrees.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

April 9, 2001
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
The mind is everything. What we think, we become.
Buddha

April 8, 2001
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Helen Keller

April 7, 2001
One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team, but one man cannot make a team.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, NBA Center

April 6, 2001
When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
Ernest Hemingway

April 5, 2001
Don't learn to do, but learn in doing. Let your falls not be on a prepared ground, but let them be bona fide falls in the rough and tumble of the world.
Samuel Butler

April 4, 2001
A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

April 3, 2001
Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.
Henry James

April 2, 2001
To regret one's own experiences is to arrest one's own development. To deny one's own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one's life. It is no less than a denial of the soul.
Oscar Wilde

April 1, 2001
Nature is the living, visible garment of God.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

April 1, 2001
We attract hearts by the qualities we display; we retain them by the qualities we possess.
Jean Baptiste Antoine Suard, French journalist (1734-1817)

March 31, 2001
The importance of humility. We need the humility to know that truth can be ephemeral, that this can be but one version of the truth.
Ken Auletta, journalist and author

March 30, 2001
Every time I stepped on the field, I believed my team was going to walk off the winner, somehow, someway.
Roger Staubach, NFL Quarterback and Sports Broadcaster

March 29, 2001
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
Samuel Beckett

March 28, 2001
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
George Santayana

March 27, 2001
What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.
Aristotle

March 26, 2001
There is only one sound method of moral education. It is teaching people to think.
Everett Dean Martin

March 25, 2001
Nothing has turned out as we expected! It never does. Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect. We take what we get and are thankful it's no worse than it is.
Gone With the Wind

March 24, 2001
All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.
William Shakespeare

March 23, 2001
Destiny is something we've invented because we can't stand the fact that everything that happens is accidental.
Sleepless in Seattle

March 22, 2001
Never in the world does hatred cease by hatred; hatred ceases by love.
Buddha

March 21, 2001
The measure of choosing well, is, whether a man likes and finds good in what he has chosen.
Charles Lamb

March 20, 2001
The most effective way to cope with change is to help create it.
L. W. Lynett

March 19, 2001
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Henry David Thoreau

March 18, 2001
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Pablo Picasso

March 17, 2001
It is only by forgetting yourself that you draw near to God.
Henry David Thoreau

March 16, 2001
If a man has come to that point where he is so content that he says; I do not want to know any more, or do any more or be any more, he is in a state of which he ought to be changed into a mummy.
Henry Ward Beecher

March 15, 2001
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
Seneca

March 14, 2001
If we didn't live venturously, plucking the wild goat by the beard, and trembling over precipices, we should never be depressed, I've no doubt; but already should be faded, fatalistic and aged.
Virginia Woolf

March 13, 2001
The ripest peach is highest on the tree.
James Whitcomb Riley

March 12, 2001
At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.
Salvador Dali

March 11, 2001
If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new.
Voltaire

March 9, 2001
Hitch your wagon to a star.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

March 9, 2001
You know you're old when the candles cost more than the cake.
Bob Hope

March 8, 2001
It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves--in finding themselves.
André Gide

March 7, 2001
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.
G. K. Chesterton

March 6, 2001
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.
Helen Keller

March 5, 2001
Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though t'were his own.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

March 4, 2001
Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.
Henry Van Dyke

March 3, 2001
Our greatest battles are that with our own minds.
Jameson Frank

March 2, 2001
This life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction.
Henry David Thoreau

March 1, 2001
A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

February 28, 2001
Those who play the game do not see it as clearly as those who watch.
Chinese Proverb

February 27, 2001
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

February 26, 2001
A book is like a garden carried in a pocket.
Chinese Proverb

February 25, 2001
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
Albert Camus, novelist

February 23, 2001
Everyone is nice till the cow gets into the garden.
Irish proverb

February 22, 2001
Good for the body is the work of the body, good for the soul is the work of the soul, and good for either is the work of the other.
Henry David Thoreau

February 21, 2001
Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

February 20, 2001
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
Victor Hugo

February 18, 2001
The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
Samuel Johnson

February 17, 2001
A great deal of talent is lost to the world for want of a little courage.
Sydney Smith,

February 16, 2001
Educate people without religion and you make them but clever devils.
Duke of Wellington Arthur Wellesley

February 15, 2001
Right timing is in all things the most important factor.
Hesiod, 700 B.C.

February 14, 2001
A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.
Henry Ward Beecher

February 13, 2001
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
Aristotle

February 12, 2001
Good boys who their books apply,
Will all be great men by and by.
Abraham Lincoln.

February 11, 2001
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Aldous Huxley

February 10, 2001
Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be.
That's why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.
And the trouble is, if you don't risk everything, you risk even more.
Erica Jong

February 9, 2001
Strength is a matter of the made-up mind.
John Beecher

February 8, 2001
Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
African Proverb

February 7, 2001
Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well, too.
David Malcom Storey

February 6, 2001
It is the present where upon we live.
Art Leritz, M.D.

February 5, 2001
Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.
G.W.F. Hegel

February 4, 2001
Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restrainst it imposes on itself, and dies of all others.
Albert Camus, Resistance, Rebellion, and Death

February 3, 2001
I've never met a genius. A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates. Anybody can do well at something he loves - it's just a question of finding the subject.
Clint Eastwood

February 2, 2001
A book is like a garden carried in the pocket
Chinese Proverb

February 1, 2001
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

January 31. 2001
Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Will Durant

January 30. 2001
To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily.
Not to dare is to lose oneself.
Soren Kierkegaard

January 29. 2001
I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I
seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and
diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier
shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all
undiscovered before me.
Sir Isaac Newton

January 28. 2001
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Albert Einstein

January 26. 2001
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Sydney J. Harris

January 25. 2001
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Teilhard de Chardin

January 24. 2001
There is a boundary to men's passions when they act from feelings; but none when they are under the influence of imagination.
Edmund Burke

January 23. 2001
There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from.
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

January 22. 2001
Individual rights are the means of subordinating society to moral law.
Ayn Rand

January 21. 2001
Sen. Richard Lugar, reflecting on his presidential campaign, writes in the Washington Post, "I argued for a ban on assault weapons, for which I see no legitimate social purpose."...Who appointed Senator Lugar the arbiter of what can be sold in the United States? And how many millions of products for sale could be determined to have a "legitimate social purpose"? Cigarettes? Electric toothbrushes? Jolt Cola? Copies of It Takes a Village? Most products have a private, not a social, purpose. The food and clothes that I buy serve my needs, not society's....Senator Lugar's statement is a perfect example of the mentality people develop after too many years in public office. They seem to think that every opinion of theirs should be made law and enforced by the police.
David Boaz, "The Hubris of Politics," Cato Policy Report, 1996

January 20. 2001
Man is a being with free will; therefore, each man is potentially good or evil, and it's up to him and only him (through his reasoning mind) to decide which he wants to be.
Ayn Rand, 1946, Personal notes on The Strike [later Atlas Shrugged]

January 19. 2001
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living
and your belief will help create the fact.
William James

January 18. 2001
Maybe it's other people's reactions to us that makes us who we are.
Fox Mulder, David Duchovney's character on The X-Files, 1997

January 17. 2001
Whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men.
John Sturart Mill, On Liberty

January 16. 2001
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
John F. Dennedy, 1961 Address to the U.N. General Assembly

January 15. 2001
When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
Eric Hoffer

January 14. 2001
I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.
Clint Eastwood

January 13. 2001
Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
Chinese Proverb

January 12. 2001
As a net is made up of a series of ties, so everything in this world is connected by a series of ties. If anyone thinks that the mesh of a net is an independent, isolated thing, he is mistaken. It is called a net because it is made up of a series of interconnected meshes, and each mesh has its place and responsibility in relation to other meshes.
Buddha

January 11. 2001
Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or doing it better.
John Updike

January 10. 2001
All that spirits desire, spirits attain. Kahlil Gibran

January 9. 2001
And while the law [of competition] may be sometimes hard for the individual, it is best for the race, because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
Andrew Carnegie

January 8. 2001
Never Let Go Of Hope

One day you will see that it all has finally come together.
What you have always wished for has finally come to be.
You will look back and laugh at what has passed
and you will ask yourself...
"How did I get through all of that?"
Just never let go of hope.
Just never quit dreaming.
And never let love depart from your life.
Jancarl Campi

January 7. 2001
A will finds a way.
Orison Swett Marden

January 6. 2001
Every exit is an entry somewhere.
Tom Stoppard

January 5. 2001
An Irish Blessing
May you always have ...
Walls for the wind
A roof for the rain,
Tea beside the fire
Laughter to cheer you,
Those you love near you
And all your heart might desire!

January 4. 2001
When men and women agree, it is only in their conclusions; their reasons are always different.
George Santayana

January 3. 2001
I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will.
Clint Eastwood

January 2. 2001
The source of all life and knowledge is in man and woman, and the source of all living is in the interchange and the meeting and mingling of these two: man-life and woman-life, man-knowledge and woman-knowledge, man-being and woman-being.
D.H. Lawrence
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