Each moment in time we have it all, even when we think we don’t.
Melody Beattie… Read the rest
Each moment in time we have it all, even when we think we don’t.
Each moment in time we have it all, even when we think we don’t.
Melody Beattie… Read the rest
The wisest person is not the one who has the fewest failures but the one who turns failures to best account.
Richard R. Grant… Read the rest
-I think age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
-The days of the digital watch are numbered.
-We do on stage things that are supposed to happen off. Which is a kind of integrity, if you look … Read the rest
-When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.
-The pursuit of happiness is … Read the rest
-Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
-The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of … Read the rest
-Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.
-When we can begin to take our failures nonseriously, it means we … Read the rest
-Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything.
Charles Kuralt… Read the rest
-When you’re through changing, you’re through.
Bruce Barton… Read the rest
In politics, as soon as you take a trick in diamonds, you find that hearts have become trumps.
Chris Patten… Read the rest
Learning is not compulsory… neither is survival.
W. Edwards Deming … Read the rest
-The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.
-Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.
-Sanity is a madness put to good use.
-Those who speak most of progress measure it by quantity and not by quality.
-There … Read the rest
-Our brains have evolved to get us out of the rain, find where the berries are, and keep us from getting killed. Our brains did not evolve to help us grasp really large numbers or to look at things in … Read the rest
You are not what you own.
Fugazi, American rock band… Read the rest
In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.
John Quincy Adams… Read the rest
The world is never ready for the birth of a child.
Wislawa Szymborska… Read the rest
That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
William J.H. Boetcker… Read the rest
It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
of what is found there.
William Carlos Williams… Read the rest
Don’t accept rides from strange men, and remember that all men are strange.
Robin Morgan… Read the rest
-Aldonza: Why do you do these things?
Don Quixote: I hope to add some measure of grace to the world.
-A closed mouth catches no flies.
-A person dishonored is worse than dead.
-A private sin is not so prejudicial … Read the rest
Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have.
Doris Mortman… Read the rest
The question of bread for myself is a material question, but the question of bread for my neighbour is a spiritual question.
Nicolai Berdyaev … Read the rest
-In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal … Read the rest
It is in the small things we see it.
The child’s first step,
as awesome as an earthquake.
The first time you rode a bike,
wallowing up the sidewalk.
The first spanking when your heart
went on a journey … Read the rest
-Play is the beginning of knowledge.
George Dorsey… Read the rest
With charm you’ve got to get up close to see it: style slaps you in the face.
John Cooper Clarke … Read the rest
-The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before.
-Social structure changes, develops, adapts itself to an altered situation, only through a change in the habits of thought of the … Read the rest
At the end of the day, whether or not those people are comfortable with how you’re living your life doesn’t matter. What matters is whether you’re comfortable with it.
Phillip C. McGraw… Read the rest
-If we were to wake up some morning and find that everyone was the same race, creed and color, we would find some other cause for prejudice by noon.
George Aiken… Read the rest
-Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories.
John Wilmot… Read the rest
-No one must shut his eyes and regard as non-existent the sufferings of which he spares himself the sight.
-Let no one regard as light the burden of his responsibility.
-Never for a moment do we lay aside our mistrust … Read the rest
-Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
-It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them.
-I am an old … Read the rest
-A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth.
Michael Kinsley… Read the rest
-Look for the ridiculous in everything and you will find it.
-Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.
-I don’t know if God exists, but it would be better for His … Read the rest
Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.
Dorothy Sarnoff… Read the rest
Don’t want you for the weekend.
Don’t want you for a night.
I’m only interested if I can have you for life.
I know I sound serious.
Baby, I am.
You’re a fine piece of real … Read the rest
-The first question I ask myself when something doesn’t seem to be beautiful is why do I think it’s not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.
-I can’t understand why people are frightened of new … Read the rest
-I’ve done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not.
-Your life story would not make a good book. Don’t even try.
-Contrary to what many of you might imagine, a career … Read the rest
-Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out – it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.
Robert Service… Read the rest
The hardest thing about doing the right thing for yourself is you usually have to do it alone.
Po Bronson… Read the rest
-At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies.
-It is a good rule in life … Read the rest
The squeaking wheel doesn’t always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced.
Vic Gold… Read the rest
-A wise man knows that he has only one enemy-himself. This is an enemy difficult to ignore and full of cunning. It assails one with doubts and fears.
-Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading … Read the rest
-Throughout life, one does not miss any chance to hold onto the things that are really precious, if one is truly wise.
Ed Greenwood… Read the rest
-It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
-The pleasures which we most rarely experience give us the greatest delight.
-War is delightful to those who have had no experience of … Read the rest
-Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box.
-If you scatter thorns, don’t go barefoot.
-It is not enough to aim; you must hit.
-The best armor is to keep out of … Read the rest
The quest for riches darkens the sense of right and wrong.
Antiphanes… Read the rest
-Sometimes I lie awake at night, and I ask, “Where have I gone wrong?”/ Then a voice says to me, “This is going to take more than one night.”
Charles M. Schulz… Read the rest
When she stopped conforming to the conventional picture of femininity she finally began to enjoy being a woman.
-Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength.
Betty Friedan… Read the rest
-Dare to be wise: begin! Those who postpone the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses, yet on it glides, and will glide forever.
-He is almost always … Read the rest
-Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love – and to put its trust in life.
-[The artist] speaks to our capacity for delight and wonder, to the sense of mystery surrounding our … Read the rest
When you expect good, it’s available constantly, and it makes itself a reality in your life.
Alfre Woodard… Read the rest
-A true man never frets about his place in the world, but just slides into it by the gravitation of his nature, and swings there as easily as a star.
-Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble … Read the rest
When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
Brendan Behan… Read the rest
-It’s easier to put on slippers than to carpet the whole world.
Al Franken… Read the rest
-It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember.
-Being in politics is like being a football coach. You have to be smart enough to understand the game, and dumb enough to think it’s important.… Read the rest
-There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: Those who are afraid to try themselves, and those who are afraid that you will succeed.
Ray Goforth… Read the rest
When you see the value of continued growth, the circumstances around you become stepping stones.
Clyde M. Narrimore… Read the rest
-A long life in journalism convinced me many presidents ago that there should be a large air space between a journalist and the head of a state.
-A man has honor if he holds himself to an ideal of conduct … Read the rest
If living conditions don’t stop improving in this country, we’re going to run out of humble beginnings for our great men.
Russell P. Askue… Read the rest
-You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.
-When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness’ sake. But don’t make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot … Read the rest
The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.
Ulysses S. Grant… Read the rest
The narrow notion of every person for himself does not belong in today’s world.
Michaelle Jean… Read the rest
Named must your fear be before banish it you can.
Yoda… Read the rest
-If I had my life to live over:
I would have talked less and listened more. I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded. I would have eaten the popcorn … Read the rest
-Where your talents meet the needs of the world, there lies your vocation.
-We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
-All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
-Education is the best … Read the rest
Only a fool blames his bad vacation on the rain.
Paul Theroux… Read the rest
-I’ve never forgotten for long at a time that living is struggle. I know that every good and excellent thing in the world stands moment by moment on the razor-edge of danger and must be fought for — whether it’s … Read the rest
-Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living. After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.
-Love’ has nothing to do with what you are expecting to … Read the rest
-The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best – and therefore never scrutinize or question.
-In science, ‘fact’ can only mean ‘confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.’ I suppose … Read the rest
-We bear the world and we make it… There was never a great man who had not a great mother – it is hardly an exaggeration.
Olive Schreiner… Read the rest
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavour.
Truman Capote… Read the rest
Space isn’t remote at all. It’s only an hour’s drive away if your car could go straight upwards.
Fred Hoyle… Read the rest
-When you walk across the fields with your mind pure and holy, then from all the stones, and all growing things, and all animals, the sparks of their soul come out and cling to you, and then they are purified … Read the rest
My wife and I went back to the hotel where we spent our wedding night. Only this time, I stayed in the bathroom and cried.
Henny Youngman… Read the rest
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… Read the rest
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
Stephen King … Read the rest
-Most of us go to our graves with our music still inside us.
-I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of … Read the rest
If animals play, this is because play is useful in the struggle for survival; because play practices and so perfects the skills needed in adult life.
Susanne Millar… Read the rest
-I don’t always know what I’m talking about but I know I’m right.
-Float like a butterfly! Sting like a bee! Your hands can’t hit what your eyes can’t see.
-If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake … Read the rest
-I detest life-insurance agents; they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so.
-Newspapermen learn to call a murderer ‘an alleged murderer’ and the King of England ‘the alleged King of England’ to avoid libel suits.… Read the rest
-What makes our opponents useful is that they allow us to believe that without them we would be able to realize our ideals.
Jean Rostand… Read the rest
-We should always look back on our own past with a sort of tender contempt.
Dennis Potter… Read the rest
That which is most personal, is most universal.
Carl Rogers… Read the rest
-Getting and spending we lay waste our powers.
-All that we behold is full of blessings.
-My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I … Read the rest
-Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
-A society cultivates what is honoured there. It is important to know what we honour.
-Life must be lived as play.
-There are three classes of men: lovers … Read the rest
-Football isn’t a contact sport, it’s a collision sport. Dancing is a contact sport.
Duffy Daugherty… Read the rest
-A thing well said will be wit in all languages.
–Happy the man
Happy the man, and happy he alone,
He who can call today his own:
He who, secure within, can say,
Tomorrow do thy worst, for I … Read the rest
-When all is said and done, the weather and love are the two elements about which one can never be sure.
Alice Hoffman… Read the rest
When we are happy, we love Nature. When we are dull and depressed, it says nothing to us. Our feeling for it would therefore seem to be a reflection of our moods.
Gerald Brenan… Read the rest
-Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.
-How much harm does a company have to do before we question its right … Read the rest
Nothing is too high for a man to reach, but he must climb with care and confidence.
Hans Christian Andersen… Read the rest
We are confronted with insurmountable opportunities.
Walt Kelly… Read the rest
Selling to people who actually want to hear from you is more effective than interrupting strangers who don’t.
Seth Godin… Read the rest
-A poem is never finished, only abandoned.
-Our fine arts were developed, their types and uses were established, in times very different from the present, by men whose power of action upon things was insignificant in comparison with ours. But … Read the rest
-Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee.
Immanuel Kant… Read the rest
-Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.
Annie Lennox… Read the rest
-If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough
-Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain … Read the rest
The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.
Ralph W. Sockman… Read the rest