Friday, April 08, 2005

Quotes for the keeping

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away. "
- Unknown

I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.
Pablo Picasso

"Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise."
- Sigmund Freud


It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

"To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring."
- George Santayana

"In doing anything, the first step is the most difficult." --Chinese proverb

"If you're able to be yourself, then you have no competition. All you have to do is get closer and closer to that essence."
- Barbara Cook

Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
Epictetus (55 AD - 135 AD)

Be not slow to visit the sick.
Ecclesiastes

Getting there isn't half the fun - it's all the fun.
Robert Townsend

A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.
Hippocrates (460 BC - 377 BC),

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860)

"Hope is a waking dream."
- Aristotle

"The most damaging phrase in the language is, 'It's always been done that way.'" - Admiral Grace Hopper

"Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off, and does something about it that makes a difference." - Nolan Bushnell

Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
Frank Scully

"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."
Ronald Reagan

"Dreams are necessary to life."

- Anais Nin



"A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your successes."
- Doug Larson

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a flame to be kindled." --Plutarch


"Often the test of courage is not to die but to live."

- Conte Vittorio Alfieri

"Parents need to fill a child's bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can't poke enough holes in it to drain it dry." Alvin Price

'Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments.'
Rose Kennedy


"How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world." William Shakespeare



"Often the test of courage is not to die but to live."

- Conte Vittorio Alfieri

"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble." Helen Keller


Children are our most valuable natural resource.
-Herbert Hoover


Happiness is a state of activity.
-Aristotle

In order to love simply, it is necessary to know how to show love.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
-Henry James

It amazes me that most people spend more time planning next summer’s vacation than they do planning the rest of their lives.
-Patricia Fripp

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas A. Edison


Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
-Russell Baker


Summer bachelors, like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.
-Nora Ephron

Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.
-William Shakespeare

It’s a sure sign of summer if the chair gets up when you do.
- Walter Winchell


A merry heart doeth good like a medicine
-Proverbs 17:22

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