“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” ~ Sydney J. Harris
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~ Anonymous
“Think highly of yourself because the world takes you at your own estimate.” ~ Anonymous
“Don’t fear pressure for pressure is what turns rough stones into diamonds.” ~ Anonymous
“Live each day in the present and make it beautiful.” ~ Anonymous
“Believe that your life is worth living and your beliefs will help create the fact.” ~ Anonymous
“Wherever you go, take your whole heart along.” ~ Anonymous
“If you love life, life will love you back.” ~ Anonymous
“Heal the past, live the present, dream the future.” ~ Anonymous
“Don’t count the days, make the days count.” ~ Anonymous
“The key to happiness is having dreams" ~ Anonymous
The key to success is making dreams come true.” ~ Anonymous
“The world is like a mirror. If you face it smiling, it smiles right back.” ~ Anonymous
“Happiness is not having what you want" ~ Anonymous
"It’s wanting what you have.” ~ Anonymous
“Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly.” ~ Anonymous
“Life must be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.” ~ Anonymous
“Good times, become good memories
Bad times, become good lessons.” ~ Anonymous
"It’s not only the scenery you miss by going too fast…” ~ Anonymous
“I look to the future because that’s where I’m going to spend the rest of my life.” ~ Anonymous
“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.” ~ Anonymous
“Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.” ~ Frank Hubbard
“Weekends are a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them.” ~ John Shirley
“The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.” ~ Vance Havner
“It is a fact that in the right formation, the lifting power of many wings can achieve twice the distance of any bird flying alone.” ~ Author Unknown
"The stone after the throw, The word after it's said, The occasion after the loss, The time after it's gone.” ~ Author Unknown
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy
“I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all. “ ~ Leo Rosten
"When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that person is crazy." ~ Dave Barry, Things That It Took Me 50 Years to Learn.
"Goals are dreams with deadlines" ~ Diana Scharf Hunt.
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” ~ Thomas Alva Edison
"Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them." ~ Albert Einstein
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is." ~ C.S. Lewis
“Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” ~ Henry Ford
“No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Thank you." ~ Author Unknown
“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” ~ Andrew Carnegie
“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured." ~ B.K.S. Iyengar
“Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you” ~ Frank Tyger
“Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders.” ~ Tom Peters
“Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don't, and believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it.” ~Author Unknown
“Thour life when you realize: who matters, who won't anymore... and who always will. So, don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future. ” ~ Author Unknown
“Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meeere comes a point in yt is fighting some kind of battle” ~ Author Unknown
“The Four Rules of Life: 1. Show Up 2. Pay Attention 3.Tell the Truth 4. Don't be upset at the results.” ~ Joan Borysenko
“Freedom is strangely ephemeral. It is something like breathing; one only becomes acutely aware of its importance when one is choking.” ~ William E. Simon
“To be able to ask a question clearly is two-thirds of the way to getting it answered.” ~ John Ruskin
“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
“There is more to life than increasing its speed.” ~ Mohandas Gandhi
“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.” ~ John Maynard Keynes
“Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive.” ~ Mel Brooks
“There is no substitute for hard work, 23 or 24 hours a day. And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance.” ~ Cesar Chavez
“I'm not an environmentalist. I'm an Earth warrior.” ~ Darryl Cherney, quoted in Smithsonian, April 1990
“The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.” ~ George F. Will, Leveling Wind
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” ~ Mohammed Ali
“Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
“It is not hard to learn more. What is hard is to unlearn when you discover yourself wrong.” ~ Martin H. Fischer
“If you don't like something change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.” ~ Mary Engelbreit
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” ~ Winston Churchill
“The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.” ~ DeAnn Hollis
“Language is the dress of thought.” ~ Samuel Johnson (1709-1784).
“Perhaps of all the creations of man language is the most astonishing.” ~ Lytton Strachey (1880-1932).
“What sweeter words can fall on the human ear? It's going to be May all week long.” ~ Russell Baker (1925 - )
“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor.” ~ Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862).
“Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.” ~ Author Unknown
“I am still learning.” ~ Michelangelo (1475-1564).
“It ain't over till its over.” ~ Yogi Berra
“Good teams become great ones when the members trust each other enough to surrender the “me” for the “we.”” ~ Phil Jackson (1945 -) Basketball coach.
“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” ~ Japanese Proverb.
“The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli.
“I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday.” ~ Author Unknown.
“Life is not measured in the number of breaths we take, but by the number of moments that take our breath away. ” ~ Chris Johnson
“The easier it is to do, the harder it is to change.” ~ Eng's Principle.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” ~ Sir Winston Churchill
“Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” ~ Vince Lombardi.
“He who sings scares away his woes.” ~ Cervantes.
“There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations. Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled. If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy." Today is a gift, that's why it is called the present.” ~ Anonymous
“Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle” ~ Anonymous
“Not what we give,
But what we share,
For the gift
without the giver
~ James Russell Lowell.
“Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” ~ Hal Borland.
“The real differences around the world today are not between
Jews and Arabs; Protestants and Catholics; Muslims, Croats, and Serbs.
The real differences are between those who embrace peace and those who would
destroy it; between those who look to the future and those who cling to the
past; between those who open their arms and those who are determined to clench
~ William J. Clinton, 1997.
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” ~ Confucius
“Live Simply, Love Generously, Care Deeply, Speak Kindly, Leave the rest to GOD…” ~ Anonymous
“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
“The greatest wealth is health.” ~ Virgil
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.” ~ Dr. Seuss
“The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth.” ~ Chinese Proverb.
“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.” ~ W.T. Purkiser
“No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities - always see them, for they're always there.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale.
“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” ~ Herm Albright, quoted in Reader's Digest, June 1995
“A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” ~ Duke Ellington.
“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.&” ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, 1996.
“The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher.
“Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says 'Go!' - a leader says 'Let's go!'.” ~ E.M. Kelly.
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” ~ Franklin Roosevelt
“He who angers you, conquers you!” ~ Elizabeth Kenny
“All great reforms require one to dare a lot to win a little.” ~ William L. O’Neil
“accept life unconditionally…. Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don’t set any condition.” ~ Arthur Rubinstein
“Tomorrow doesn’t matter for I have lived today.” ~ Horace
“One is happy as the result of one’s own efforts.” ~ George Sand
“I have learned silence from the talkative; tolerance from the intolerant and kindness from the unkind. I should not be ungrateful to those teachers.” ~ Kahlil Gibran
“Rudiness is a weak person’s attempt at strength.” ~ J. Matthew Casey
“One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach; one can collect only a few.” ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh
“It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves.” ~ Helen Keller
“It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” ~ Aristotle
“When we think of cruelty, we must try to remember the stupidity, the envy, the frustration from which it has arisen.” ~ Edith Sitwell
“Patience is a particular requirement. Without it you can destroy in an hour what it might take you weeks to repair.” ~ Charlie W. Shedd
“The art of pleasing consists in being pleased” ~ William Hazlitt
“You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die, or when. You can only decide how you’re going to live. ” ~ Joan Baez
“The person who fears to try is thus enslaved.” ~ Leonard E. Read
“A house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as for the body.” ~ Margaret Fuller
“If you would be loved, love and be lovable.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
“Speak kindly today; when tomorrow comes you will be in practice.” ~ Anonymous
“We must be true inside, true to ourselves, before we can know a truth that is outside us.” ~ Thomas Merto
“Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind.” ~ Helen Keller
“To live in dialogue with another is to live twice, joys are doubled by exchange and burdens are cut in half.” ~ Wishart
“ Holdfast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” ~ Langston Hughes
“There is after all no obligation to answer every passing fool according to his folly.” ~ Elias Canetti
“Of course, fortune has its part in human affairs, but conduct is really much more important.” ~ Jeanne Detourbey
“What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?” ~ George Eliot
“Love is when each person is more concerned for the other than for one’s self.” ~ David Frost
“You had better live your best and act your best and think your best today; for today is the sure preparation for tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow.”” ~ Harriet Martineau
“It isn’t for the moment you are stuck that you need courage, but for the long uphill climb back to sanity and faith and security.” ~ Anne Morrow Lindberg
“To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming is the only end of life.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
“Getting started can be very hard for people who have trouble with beginnings. After all, where do beginnings begin?” ~ Dorothy Bryant
“Together is a road traveled by the brave.” ~ George Betts
“To be happy means to be free, not from pain or fear, but from care or anxiety.” ~ W.H. Auden
“I trust and respect myself enough to be myself honestly, others respond with trust and respect.” ~ John Stevens
“It is not the things we accomplish that are important, it is the very act of living that is truly important.” ~ Dr. Bill Jackson
“Love is mutually feeding each other, not one living on another like a ghoul.” ~ Bessie Head
“The first element of greatness is fundamental humbleness.” ~ Margot Asquith
“Action is eloquence.” ~ William Shakespeare
“Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”
~ John Wesley (1703 – 1791)
“Graduation is only a concept. In real life every day you graduate. Graduation is a process that goes on until the last day of your life. If you can grasp that, you'll make a difference.” ~ Arie Pencovici
“It pays to plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.” ~ Author Unknown
“What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.” ~ Aristotle (384-322 BC).
“Well done is better than well said.” ~ Benjamin Franklin.
“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.” ~ James Dent.
“I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” ~ Thomas Jefferson.
“I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” ~ Winston Churchill.
“I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I'm doing.” ~ Marsha Doble<
“Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick you harder than you bargained for.” ~ Stanislaus I, Maxim
“One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.” ~ Chinese Proverb
“Things could be worse. Suppose your errors were counted and published every day, like those of a baseball player.” ~ Author Unknown.
“A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves.” ~ Terri Guillemets
“Don't let people drive you crazy when you know it's in walking distance.” ~ Author Unknown
“You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.” ~ Douglas MacArthur
“It's better to crash into a nap than to nap into a crash.” ~ Author Unknown
“Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.” ~ Jim Fiebig
“Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.” ~ Jules Renard
“Weather forecast for tonight: dark.” ~ George Carlin
“The trouble with weather forecasting is that it's right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it.” ~ Patrick Young
“Libraries: The medicine chest of the soul.” ~ Inscription over the door of the library at Thebes
“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher
“As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes.” ~ Mel Brooks.
“Safety doesn't happen by accident.” ~ Author Unknown
“Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.” ~ Amy Lowell
“Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.” ~ Edward Everett
“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” ~ Kahlil Gibran.
“Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad.” ~ A.A. Milne
“... we shall fight against all those who oppose our just claims no matter who they are.” ~ Father Miguel Hidalgo, a leader for Mexican Independence.
“Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won't have time to make them all yourself.” ~ Alfred Sheinwold
“Remember, when the world
pushes you to your knees,
you're in the perfect position to pray.
Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect. It means you've decided to
see beyond the imperfections.
“Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebbles that cause you to
stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will have crossed the
mountain.” ~ Author Unknown
“Spring is nature’s way of saying, 'Let's party!' ” ~ Robin Williams
“Act as if what you do make a difference. It does.” ~ William James
“Babies are such a nice way to start people.” ~ Don Herrold
“We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community – and this nation.” ~ Cesar Chavez (1927-1993)
“Never be the first to arrive at a party or the last to go home, and never, ever be both.” ~ David Brown quoted in April 2004
“The best way to get something done is to begin.” ~ Author Unknown
“Leaders can express the values that hold the society together. Most important, they can conceive and articulate goals that lift people out of their petty preoccupations, carry them above the conflicts that tear a society apart, and unite them in the pursuit of objectives worthy of their best efforts.” ~ John W. Gardner (1912 - )
“Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.” ~ Mark Twain (1835-1910)
“God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.” ~ Reinhold
“Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that.” ~ Michael Leunig
“The time is always right to do what is right” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr
“Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham, The Summing Up, 1938
“When your life flashes before your eyes, make sure you've got plenty to watch.” ~ Author unknown
“We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it.” ~ The Mill on the Floss, 1860
“Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine.” ~ Robert C. Gallagher
“To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.” ~ E.E Cummings, 1955
“Speed, strength, and the inability to register pain immediately.” ~ Reggie Williams when asked his greatest strengths as a football player.
“Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.” ~ Swedish Proverb
“We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.” ~ Herman Melville (1819-1891)
“One kind word can warm three winter months.” ~ Japanese proverb
“Some folks never exaggerate - they just remember big.” ~ Attributed to Audrey Snead
happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.”
~ Edgar Guest
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go” ~ T. S. Eliot
“Without music life would be a mistake.” ~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
“The road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination; it is essentially a part of it.” ~ Charles DeLint