Monday, October 31, 2005

Advice on how to sleep well on Halloween night...



image from Dover Clip Art

ADVICE ON HOW
TO SLEEP WELL on HALLOWEEN NIGHT

The thing to remember
when you go to bed
Is hang strings of garlic
high over your head,
So werewolves and vampires
won't come to call.
In fact
you won't get many callers at all
'Cause garlic is smelly,
besides its success
With magical creatures
who visit distress
On humans who read scarey stories at night,
And sleep in their bedrooms
without a night-light.

The thing to remember
when you go to bed
Is putting a cross
at your foot and your head,
'Cause witches and vampire bats
are religious
And touching a sign like a cross
gives them hideous
Goosebumps and warts,
hives, the welts and the itches,
Which nobody likes,
even vampire bats and witches.
But try not to toss or to turn
in your bed.
If you kick off the crosses
you're gonna wake dead.

The thing to remember
when you go to bed
Is watch out for goblins
who munch on your head.
What stops them is water,
so ask for a glass,
Then pour it around
so the goblins can't pass.
Or else make a run
for the bathroom and turn
On the hot and cold faucets
and watch goblins squirm.
As a last chance,
since goblins all fear running streams,
If you don't own a bathroom,
dream water-filled dreams.

So---that's my advice.
Now just turn off the light.
Hope you sleep well the next Halloween Night!

~Author Unknown~


Happy Halloween!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Friday, October 28, 2005

Random Quotes

 


I've had a terrible sinus infection the past few days so I haven't felt like doing much of anything! I decided to just post a pretty picture with a few inspiring quotes to make me feel better. Just some fall flowers and some random thoughts to share with you.


"Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be."
~Goethe


"To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition - to know even one life has breathed easier because you lived. This is to have succeeded."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Faith is the daring of the soul to go farther than it can see."
- William Newton Clark


"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy."
- Norman Vincent Peale


Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Monday, October 24, 2005

Prepare your mind...



Digital papers and elements by Mod Scraps

Thought for the day!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Friday, October 21, 2005

Halloween Quotes



Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
- Macbeth William Shakespeare

Eye of new, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and howlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boi and bubble.
- Macbeth William Shakespeare


On Hallowe'en the thing
you must do
Is pretend that nothing
can frighten you
An' if somethin' scares you
and you want to run
Jus' let on like
it's Hallowe'en fun.
- from an Early Nineteenth Century Halloween Postcard

I know'd it, know'd it,
Indeed I know'd it brother
I know'd it - Weeee!
Dem bones gonna rise again.
- Anonymous Early AMerican Ballad

Just a little witch
on high
She'll tell you that
your love is nigh
Your fortune on Hallowe'en
when told
My secret will the witch unfold.
- from an early 19th Century Hallowe'en Postcard

Come with me
All Hallow's night
We'll frighten everyone in sight
Such pranks for ince,
are justified
And fun and frolic amplified.
- From an Early Nineteenth-Century Halloween Postcard

A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween.
-Erma Bombeck.

From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!....Scottish Saying.

Ghosts, like ladies, never speak till spoke to
-Richard Harris Barham.


Happy Haunting!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Fall Quotes & Quips

 

image from Creative Clips - Creating Keepsakes Program

Fall Quotes & Quips from my website:


O wild West Wind, though breath of Autumn's being,
Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead
Are driven, like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing...
- P.B. Shelley

Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods
And day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.
- William Allingham

Let Autumn bold,
With universal tinge of sober gold,
Be all about me.
-John Keats

Apples red and apples yellow,
Round and juicy, sweet and mellow.
Load the trees 'til they bend over
And their branches brush the clover.
Child, be glad with all that lives,
But forget not God, who gives.
-A.D. Ponsonby

I trust in Nature for the stable laws
Of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant
And Autumn garner to the end of time.
-Robert Browning

Autumn is a season followed immediately by looking forward to spring.
-Doug Larson

Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.
-David Letterman

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.
- Stanley Horowitz

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. ~Elizabeth Lawrence



Fall Quips:

The Fall Guy

Fabulous Fall

Autumn Colors

Autumn Splendor

Amazing Autumn

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Beleaf It or Not

Finally Fall

Autumn Reflections

Signs of Autumn

Falling for Fall

Falling into more memories

Fall into Autumn

A Harvest of Memories

Autumn's Palette

Fall Festival of Colors

Autumn Angels

Bushels of Fun

Such an 'Apeeling' Way to Spend the Day

Apples Away!

An Apple a Day

Fall in Love

The Leaves came tumbling down


Happy Fall!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Thursday, October 13, 2005

Health Quotes

Quotes & Quips to Remember
by Katie the Scrapbook Lady


"Health is so necessary to all the duties, as well as pleasures of life,
that the crime of squandering it is equal to folly."
--Samuel Johnson


The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.
~G.K. Chesterton


There's lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.
~Josh Billings


The greatest wealth is health.
~Virgil



I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.
~Samuel Butler



Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon.
~Doug Larson



Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
~World Health Organization, 1948




Eat right, exercise regularly, die anyway.
~Author Unknown



Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.
~Redd Foxx



He who takes medicine and neglects to diet wastes the skill of his doctors.
~Chinese Proverb


If I'd known I was going to live so long, I'd have taken better care of myself.
~Leon Eldred



Physical ills are the taxes laid upon this wretched life; some are taxed higher, and some lower, but all pay something.
~Lord Chesterfield



The... patient should be made to understand that he or she must take charge of his own life. Don't take your body to the doctor as if he were a repair shop.
~Quentin Regestein


I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.
~Author Unknown



Sickness comes on horseback, but goes away on foot.
~William C. Hazlitt



Like everybody else, when I don't know what else to do, I seem to go in for catching colds.
~George Jean Nathan



If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
~Elbert Hubbard


People who are always taking care of their health are like misers who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy.
~Laurence Sterne


To feel keenly the poetry of a morning's roses, one has to have just escaped from the claws of this vulture which we call sickness.
~Henri Frederic Amiel



A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.
~Irish Proverb



I think you might dispense with half your doctors if you would only consult Dr. Sun more.
~Henry Ward Beecher


Sickness is the vengeance of nature for the violation of her laws.
~Charles Simmons



Nature does require
Her time of preservation, which perforce
I her frail son amongst my brethren mortal
Must give my attendance to.
~William Shakespeare



Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies.
~Leo Tolstoy



Disease is somatic; the suffering from it, psychic.
~Martin H. Fischer



Health of body and mind is a great blessing, if we can bear it.
~John Henry Cardinal Newman



A healthy body is the guest-chamber of the soul; a sick, its prison.
~Francis Bacon



An imaginary ailment is worse than a disease.
~Yiddish Proverb



If by gaining knowledge we destroy our health, we labour for a thing that will be useless in our hands.
~John Locke


Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well.
~Marcus Valerius Martial




Half the modern drugs could well be thrown out the window, except that the birds might eat them.
~Martin H. Fischer




If you wish to keep as well as possible, the less you think about your health the better.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes



He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
~Arabian Proverb



If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and loving, you don't actually live longer; it just seems longer.
~Clement Freud


If you start to think about your physical or moral condition, you usually find that you are sick.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



So many people spend their health gaining wealth, and then have to spend their wealth to regain their health.
~A.J. Reb Materi



Nothing is more fatal to health than an overcare of it.
~Benjamin Franklin



The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd druther not.
~Mark Twain


Katie the Scrapbook Lady
www.scrapbooklady.org

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Theodore Roosevelt quotes




So I seem to be on a Roosevelt kick this week! But they are wonderful sources for great quotes!

My son did a report on Teddy Roosevelt and I came to appreciate what a good man (and president) he was. Visit the Roosevelt Institution website for some great information.



A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
Theodore Roosevelt


A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.
Theodore Roosevelt


A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.
Theodore Roosevelt


A typical vice of American politics is the avoidance of saying anything real on real issues.
Theodore Roosevelt


A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.
Theodore Roosevelt


Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.
Theodore Roosevelt


Appraisals are where you get together with your team leader and agree what an outstanding member of the team you are, how much your contribution has been valued, what massive potential you have and, in recognition of all this, would you mind having your salary halved.
Theodore Roosevelt


Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.
Theodore Roosevelt


Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
Theodore Roosevelt


Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike.
Theodore Roosevelt


Courtesy is as much a mark of a gentleman as courage.
Theodore Roosevelt


Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt


Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.
Theodore Roosevelt


Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
Theodore Roosevelt


Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe.
Theodore Roosevelt


Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
Theodore Roosevelt


Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorius triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt


For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.
Theodore Roosevelt


Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past.
Theodore Roosevelt


Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.
Theodore Roosevelt


Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Theodore Roosevelt


I am a part of everything that I have read.
Theodore Roosevelt


I am only an average man but, by George, I work harder at it than the average man.
Theodore Roosevelt


I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!
Theodore Roosevelt


I don't pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being.
Theodore Roosevelt


I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.
Theodore Roosevelt


I took the Canal Zone and let Congress debate; and while the debate goes on, the canal does also.
Theodore Roosevelt


If there is not the war, you don't get the great general; if there is not a great occasion, you don't get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.
Theodore Roosevelt


If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
Theodore Roosevelt


In a moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
Theodore Roosevelt


It behooves every man to remember that the work of the critic is of altogether secondary importance, and that, in the end, progress is accomplished by the man who does things.
Theodore Roosevelt


It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Theodore Roosevelt


It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
Theodore Roosevelt


Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
Theodore Roosevelt


Laws are essential emanations from the self-poised character of God; they radiate from the sun to the circling edge of creation. Verily, the mighty Lawgiver hath subjected himself unto laws.
Theodore Roosevelt


Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it and man can only mar it.
Theodore Roosevelt


Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
Theodore Roosevelt


Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise in time.
Theodore Roosevelt


Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.
Theodore Roosevelt


No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.
Theodore Roosevelt


No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it.
Theodore Roosevelt


No man is above the law, and no man is below it.
Theodore Roosevelt


No man is justified in doing evil on the ground of expedience.
Theodore Roosevelt


No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.
Theodore Roosevelt


Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.
Theodore Roosevelt


Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.
Theodore Roosevelt


Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
Theodore Roosevelt


One of our defects as a nation is a tendency to use what have been called "weasel words." When a weasel sucks eggs the meat is sucked out of the egg. If you use a "weasel word" after another there is nothing left of the other.
Theodore Roosevelt


Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.
Theodore Roosevelt


People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
Theodore Roosevelt


Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.
Theodore Roosevelt


Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action, and we have trusted only to rhetoric. If we are really to be a great nation, we must not merely talk; we must act big.
Theodore Roosevelt


Some men can live up to their loftiest ideals without ever going higher than a basement.
Theodore Roosevelt


Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
Theodore Roosevelt


The American people abhor a vacuum.
Theodore Roosevelt


The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
Theodore Roosevelt


The boy who is going to make a great man must not make up his mind merely to overcome a thousand obstacles, but to win in spite of a thousand repulses and defeats.
Theodore Roosevelt


The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his own weight.
Theodore Roosevelt


The government is us; we are the government, you and I.
Theodore Roosevelt


The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants.
Theodore Roosevelt


The man who loves other countries as much as his own stands on a level with the man who loves other women as much as he loves his own wife.
Theodore Roosevelt


The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
Theodore Roosevelt


The most successful politician is he who says what everybody is thinking most often and in the loudest voice.
Theodore Roosevelt


The most successful politician is he who says what the people are thinking most often in the loudest voice.
Theodore Roosevelt


The one thing I want to leave my children is an honorable name.
Theodore Roosevelt


The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.
Theodore Roosevelt


The only time you really live fully is from thirty to sixty. The young are slaves to dreams; the old servants of regrets. Only the middle-aged have all their five senses in the keeping of their wits.
Theodore Roosevelt


The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.
Theodore Roosevelt


The reactionary is always willing to take a progressive attitude on any issue that is dead.
Theodore Roosevelt


The things that will destroy America are prosperity-at-any-price, peace-at-any-price, safety-first instead of duty-first, the love of soft living, and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
Theodore Roosevelt


The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly.
Theodore Roosevelt


There can be no fifty-fifty Americanism in this country. There is room here for only 100 percent. Americanism, only for those who are Americans and nothing else.
Theodore Roosevelt



There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.
Theodore Roosevelt


To announce that there must be no criticism of the president... is morally treasonable to the American public.
Theodore Roosevelt


To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.
Theodore Roosevelt


To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase it's usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very properity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.
Theodore Roosevelt


We need the iron qualities that go with true manhood. We need the positive virtues of resolution, of courage, of indomitable will, of power to do without shrinking the rough work that must always be done.
Theodore Roosevelt


When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer "Present" or "Not guilty."
Theodore Roosevelt


When you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, 'Certainly I can!' Then get busy and find out how to do it.
Theodore Roosevelt


With self-discipline most anything is possible.
Theodore Roosevelt


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Franklin D. Roosevelt quotes





Franklin Delano Roosevelt


A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


A nation that destroys it's soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


Favor comes because for a brief moment in the great space of human change and progress some general human purpose finds in him a satisfactory embodiment.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is the only American principle.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


I'm not the smartest fellow in the world, but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships - the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


If you treat people right they will treat you right... ninety percent of the time.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


In our seeking for economic and political progress, we all go up - or else we all go down.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


It is an unfortunate human failing that a full pocketbook often groans more loudly than an empty stomach.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


It isn't sufficient just to want - you've got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of all wars - yes, an end to this brutal, inhuman and thoroughly impractical method of settling the differences between governments.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment... If it doesn't turn out right, we can modify it as we go along.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


Put two or three men in positions of conflicting authority. This will force them to work at loggerheads, allowing you to be the ultimate arbiter.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


Remember you are just an extra in everyone else's play.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


Self-interest is the enemy of all true affection.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly, and try another. But by all means, try something.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes strong than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or any controlling private power.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


The point in history at which we stand is full of promise and danger. The world will either move forward toward unity and widely shared prosperity - or it will move apart.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


There are as many opinions as there are experts.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


There is nothing I love as much as a good fight.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


To reach a port, we must sail - sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


True individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


We continue to recognize the greater ability of some to earn more than others. But we do assert that the ambition of the individual to obtain for him a proper security is an ambition to be preferred to the appetite for great wealth and great power.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we now know that it is bad economics.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Franklin D. Roosevelt


Yesterday, December seventh, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt Quotes




She has some great ones! Also worth checking out is the Time article on the Most Influential First Lady

A woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.
Eleanor Roosevelt


Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
Eleanor Roosevelt


Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Eleanor Roosevelt


Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.
Eleanor Roosevelt


I could not at any age be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on.
Eleanor Roosevelt


I think that somehow, we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.
Eleanor Roosevelt



If someone betrays you once, it’s their fault; if they betray you twice, it’s your fault.
Eleanor Roosevelt


It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.
Eleanor Roosevelt


Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Eleanor Roosevelt


One thing life has taught me: if you are interested, you never have to look for new interests. They come to you. When you are genuinely interested in one thing, it will always lead to something else.
Eleanor Roosevelt


You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt


No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt


People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Eleanor Roosevelt


A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think.
Eleanor Roosevelt


Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Eleanor Roosevelt


Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
Eleanor Roosevelt


Anyone who knows history, particularly the history of Europe, will, I think, recognize that the domination of education or of government by any one particular religious faith is never a happy arrangement for the people.
Eleanor Roosevelt


As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along.
Eleanor Roosevelt


Campaign behavior for wives: Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Lean back in the parade car so everybody can see the president.
Eleanor Roosevelt


For it isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
Eleanor Roosevelt


Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry is own weight, this is a frightening prospect.
Eleanor Roosevelt


Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
Eleanor Roosevelt


Hate and force cannot be in just a part of the world without having an effect on the rest of it.
Eleanor Roosevelt


I could never say in the morning, "I have a headache and cannot do thus and so". Headache or no headache, thus and so had to be done.
Eleanor Roosevelt


I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
Eleanor Roosevelt


I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity.
Eleanor Roosevelt


I used to tell my husband that, if he could make me 'understand' something, it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
Eleanor Roosevelt


If you have any interests you can gain a wider audience for those interests while the goldfish bowl is yours!
Eleanor Roosevelt


If, as I can't help suspecting, the dead also feel the pains of separation (and this may be one of their purgatorial sufferings), then for both lovers, and for all pairs of lovers without exception, bereavement is a universal and integral part of our experience of love.
Eleanor Roosevelt


It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
Eleanor Roosevelt


It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
Eleanor Roosevelt


It is not more vacation we need - it is more vocation.
Eleanor Roosevelt


It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.
Eleanor Roosevelt


Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
Eleanor Roosevelt


Old age has deformities enough of its own. It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
Eleanor Roosevelt



One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.
Eleanor Roosevelt



Only a man's character is the real criterion of worth.
Eleanor Roosevelt



Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.
Eleanor Roosevelt



So I took an interest in politics, but I don't know whether I enjoyed it! It was a wife's duty to be interested in whatever interested her husband, whether it was politics, books, or a particular dish for dinner.
Eleanor Roosevelt



Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little.
Eleanor Roosevelt



The battle for the individual rights of women is one of long standing and none of us should countenance anything which undermines it.
Eleanor Roosevelt



The Bible illustrated by Dore occupied many of my hours - and I think probably gave me many nightmares.
Eleanor Roosevelt



The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt



The giving of love is an education in itself.
Eleanor Roosevelt



The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how very much better they are.
Eleanor Roosevelt



The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.
Eleanor Roosevelt



There are practical little things in housekeeping which no man really understands.
Eleanor Roosevelt



Too often the great decisions are originated and given form in bodies made up wholly of men, or so completely dominated by them that whatever of special value women have to offer is shunted aside without expression.
Eleanor Roosevelt



Understanding is a two-way street.
Eleanor Roosevelt



We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.
Eleanor Roosevelt



We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.
Eleanor Roosevelt



We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live together and if we are to live together we have to talk.
Eleanor Roosevelt



What is to give light must endure the burning.
Eleanor Roosevelt



When all is said and done, and statesmen discuss the future of the world, the fact remains that people fight these wars.
Eleanor Roosevelt



When life is too easy for us, we must beware or we may not be ready to meet the blows which sooner or later come to everyone, rich or poor.
Eleanor Roosevelt



When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
Eleanor Roosevelt



With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Eleanor Roosevelt



You can't move so fast that you try to change the mores faster than people can accept it. That doesn't mean you do nothing, but it means that you do the things that need to be done according to priority.
Eleanor Roosevelt


You must do the things you think you cannot do.
Eleanor Roosevelt


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Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Thursday, October 06, 2005

experts





An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.
--Niels Bohr


My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about what's really going on to be scared.
--P.J. Plauger


Every man gets a narrower and narrower field of knowledge in which he must be an expert in order to compete with other people. The specialist knows more and more about less and less and finally knows everything about nothing.
--Konrad Lorenz


Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it. --Robert Heinlein


If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done.
--Peter Ustinov

It is, after all, the responsibility of the expert to operate the familiar and that of the leader to transcend it.
--Henry Kissinger


Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert.
--Laurence J. Peter


Experts often possess more data than judgement.
--Colin Powell


What's an expert? I read somewhere, that the more a man knows, the more he knows, he doesn't know. So I suppose one definition of an expert would be someone who doesn't admit out loud that he knows enough about a subject to know he doesn't really know how much.
--Malcom S. Forbes


If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert.
--David Ben-Gurion

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.
--Nicholas Butler


Even when the experts all agree, they may well be mistaken.
--Bertrand Russell


Brain surgeons earn 10 times that of a general practitioner... it pays to be an expert.
--Alan Pease


We have not overthrown the divine right of kings to fall down for the divine right of experts.
--Harold Macmillan



Katie the Scrapbook Lady
a scrapbooking EXPERT! ;)

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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

The Internet




This picture came from the political humor site at about.com I haven't had time to look through all of these yet, but they look pretty funny. I had to include the Prez and his "Internets" with this blog entry because that cracked us up when we heard him say it in the debates.

Here are some other quotes relating to the Internet (or Internets if you like! )

When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web.... Now even my cat has its own page.
Bill Clinton (1946 - ), announcement of Next Generation Internet initiative, 1996

On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.
Peter Steiner, cartoon in The New Yorker, July 5, 1993

We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true.
Robert Wilensky, speech at a 1996 conference

The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it.
William Gibson (1948 - )

"You can't take something off the Internet - it's like taking pee out of a pool." NewsRadio.

"National borders aren't even speed bumps on the information superhighway."
Tim May

"In Cyberspace, the First Amendment is a local ordinance."
John Perry Barlow

"Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant." Mitch Kapor

"Internet mailing lists are like Fox television shows. They have really cool previews, and they get you all excited about them, but they just don't live up to their promises."
John Dobbin

During my service in the Unted States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet.
- Al Gore

Human beings are human beings. They say what they want, don't they? They used to say it across the fence while they were hanging wash. Now they just say it on the Internet.
- Dennis Miller

Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.
- Andy Rooney

A computer terminal is not some clunky old television with a typewriter in front of it. It is an interface where the mind and body can connect with the universe and move bits of it about.
- Douglas Adams

"Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach that person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks"
-unknown

"Oh, so they have internet on computers now!"
-Homer Simpson



Come visit me on the 'net sometime at www.scrapbooklady.org

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Monday, October 03, 2005

Benjamin Franklin




My previous post about National Treasure got me thinking about the founding fathers of America. Ben Franklin certainly gave some great gems of wisdom, very quote worthy!

Quotes by Benjamin Franklin: (from brainyquote.com)

A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
Benjamin Franklin

A great empire, like a great cake, is most easily diminished at the edges.
Benjamin Franklin

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Benjamin Franklin

A learned blockhead is a greater blockhead than an ignorant one.
Benjamin Franklin

A life of leisure and a life of laziness are two things. There will be sleeping enough in the grave.
Benjamin Franklin

A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle.
Benjamin Franklin

A penny saved is a penny earned.
Benjamin Franklin

A place for everything, everything in its place.
Benjamin Franklin

A small leak can sink a great ship.
Benjamin Franklin

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
Benjamin Franklin

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Benjamin Franklin

All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
Benjamin Franklin

All wars are follies, very expensive and very mischievous ones.
Benjamin Franklin

All who think cannot but see there is a sanction like that of religion which binds us in partnership in the serious work of the world.
Benjamin Franklin

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin

And whether you're an honest man, or whether you're a thief,Depends on whose solicitor has given me my brief.
Benjamin Franklin

Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.
Benjamin Franklin

Applause waits on success.
Benjamin Franklin

As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.
Benjamin Franklin

At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.
Benjamin Franklin

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
Benjamin Franklin

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.
Benjamin Franklin

Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
Benjamin Franklin

Beauty and folly are old companions.
Benjamin Franklin

Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Benjamin Franklin

Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.
Benjamin Franklin

Beware the hobby that eats.
Benjamin Franklin

Buy what thou hast no need of and ere long thou shalt sell thy necessities.
Benjamin Franklin

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Benjamin Franklin

Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Benjamin Franklin

Clean your finger before you point at my spots.
Benjamin Franklin

Creditors have better memories than debtors.
Benjamin Franklin

Diligence is the mother of good luck.
Benjamin Franklin

Distrust and caution are the parents of security.
Benjamin Franklin

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
Benjamin Franklin

Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.
Benjamin Franklin

Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of.
Benjamin Franklin

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
Benjamin Franklin

Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good.
Benjamin Franklin

Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others.
Benjamin Franklin

Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin

Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to gain leisure.
Benjamin Franklin

Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.
Benjamin Franklin

Experience is a dear teacher, but fools will learn at no other.
Benjamin Franklin

Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other.
Benjamin Franklin

For having lived long, I have experienced many instances of being obliged, by better information or fuller consideration, to change opinions, even on important subjects, which I once thought right but found to be otherwise.
Benjamin Franklin

Gain may be temporary and uncertain; but ever while you live, expense is constant and certain: and it is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel.
Benjamin Franklin

Games lubricate the body and the mind.
Benjamin Franklin

Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
Benjamin Franklin

God works wonders now and then; Behold a lawyer, an honest man.
Benjamin Franklin

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.
Benjamin Franklin

Half a truth is often a great lie.
Benjamin Franklin

Having been poor is no shame, but being ashamed of it, is.
Benjamin Franklin

He does not possess wealth; it possesses him.
Benjamin Franklin

He that can have patience can have what he will.
Benjamin Franklin

He that composes himself is wiser than he that composes a book.
Benjamin Franklin

He that has done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged.
Benjamin Franklin

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
Benjamin Franklin

He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
Benjamin Franklin

He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
Benjamin Franklin

He that rises late must trot all day.
Benjamin Franklin

He that waits upon fortune, is never sure of a dinner.
Benjamin Franklin

He that won't be counseled can't be helped.
Benjamin Franklin

He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
Benjamin Franklin

He that's secure is not safe.
Benjamin Franklin

He who falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
Benjamin Franklin

He who waits upon fortune is never sure of dinner.
Benjamin Franklin

Hear reason, or she'll make you feel her.
Benjamin Franklin

Honesty is the best policy.
Benjamin Franklin

Human felicity is produced not as much by great pieces of good fortune that seldom happen as by little advantages that occur every day.
Benjamin Franklin

Hunger is the best pickle.
Benjamin Franklin

I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things.
Benjamin Franklin

I guess I don't so much mind being old, as I mind being fat and old.
Benjamin Franklin

I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.
Benjamin Franklin

I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand.
Benjamin Franklin

I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first.
Benjamin Franklin

I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.
Benjamin Franklin

If a man could have half of his wishes, he would double his troubles.
Benjamin Franklin

If a man empties his purse into his head, no one can take it from him.
Benjamin Franklin

If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.
Benjamin Franklin

If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.
Benjamin Franklin

If time be of all things the most precious, wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.
Benjamin Franklin

If you desire many things, many things will seem few.
Benjamin Franklin

If you know how to spend less than you get, you have the philosopher's stone.
Benjamin Franklin

If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
Benjamin Franklin

If you would have a faithful servant, and one that you like, serve yourself.
Benjamin Franklin

If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.
Benjamin Franklin

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing.
Benjamin Franklin

If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.
Benjamin Franklin

In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
Benjamin Franklin

In the affairs of this world, men are saved not by faith, but by the want of it.
Benjamin Franklin

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Benjamin Franklin

In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Benjamin Franklin

Industry need not wish.
Benjamin Franklin

It is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness and I pronounce it as certain that there was never a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
Benjamin Franklin

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.
Benjamin Franklin

It is much easier to suppress a first desire than to satisfy those that follow.
Benjamin Franklin

It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth.
Benjamin Franklin

It is the eye of other people that ruin us. If I were blind I would want, neither fine clothes, fine houses or fine furniture.
Benjamin Franklin

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.
Benjamin Franklin

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
Benjamin Franklin

Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed.
Benjamin Franklin

Leisure is the time for doing something useful. This leisure the diligent person will obtain the lazy one never.
Benjamin Franklin

Let thy discontents be thy secrets.
Benjamin Franklin

Life's Tragedy is that we get old to soon and wise too late.
Benjamin Franklin

Lost time is never found again.
Benjamin Franklin

Many a long dispute among divines may be thus abridged: It is so. It is not so. It is so. It is not so.
Benjamin Franklin

Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it.
Benjamin Franklin

Many foxes grow gray but few grow good.
Benjamin Franklin

Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.
Benjamin Franklin

Marriage is the most natural state of man, and... the state in which you will find solid happiness.
Benjamin Franklin

Mine is better than ours.
Benjamin Franklin

Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.
Benjamin Franklin

Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.
Benjamin Franklin

Most people return small favors, acknowledge medium ones and repay greater ones - with ingratitude.
Benjamin Franklin

Necessity never made a good bargain.
Benjamin Franklin

Never confuse motion with action.
Benjamin Franklin

Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
Benjamin Franklin

Never take a wife till thou hast a house (and a fire) to put her in.
Benjamin Franklin

Nine men in ten are would be suicides.
Benjamin Franklin

Observe all men, thyself most.
Benjamin Franklin

One today is worth two tomorrows.
Benjamin Franklin

Our necessities never equal our wants.
Benjamin Franklin

Rather go to bed with out dinner than to rise in debt.
Benjamin Franklin

Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.
Benjamin Franklin

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
Benjamin Franklin

Remember that credit is money.
Benjamin Franklin

Savages we call them because their manners differ from ours.
Benjamin Franklin

She laughs at everything you say. Why? Because she has fine teeth.
Benjamin Franklin

Since thou are not sure of a minute, throw not away an hour.
Benjamin Franklin

So much for industry, my friends, and attention to one's own business; but to these we must add frugality if we would make our industry more certainly successful. A man may, if he knows not how to save as he gets, keep his nose all his life to the grindstone, and die not worth a grout at last.
Benjamin Franklin

Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75.
Benjamin Franklin

Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste.
Benjamin Franklin

The absent are never without fault, nor the present without excuse.
Benjamin Franklin

The art of acting consists in keeping people from coughing.
Benjamin Franklin

The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
Benjamin Franklin

The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
Benjamin Franklin

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
Benjamin Franklin

The discontented man finds no easy chair.
Benjamin Franklin

The doors of wisdom are never shut.
Benjamin Franklin

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
Benjamin Franklin

The eye of the master will do more work than both his hands.
Benjamin Franklin

The first mistake in public business is the going into it.
Benjamin Franklin

The learned fool writes nonsense in better language that the unlearned - but it's still nonsense.
Benjamin Franklin

The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either.
Benjamin Franklin

The strictest law sometimes becomes the severest injustice.
Benjamin Franklin

The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.
Benjamin Franklin

The use of money is all the advantage there is in having it.
Benjamin Franklin

The way to see by Faith is to shut the Eye of Reason.
Benjamin Franklin

There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
Benjamin Franklin

There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.
Benjamin Franklin

There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.
Benjamin Franklin

There never was a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.
Benjamin Franklin

There was never a good war, or a bad peace.
Benjamin Franklin

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin

They who give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin

They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security.
Benjamin Franklin

Those that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin

Those that won't be counseled can't be helped.
Benjamin Franklin

Those who govern, having much business on their hands, do not generally like to take the trouble of considering and carrying into execution new projects. The best public measures are therefore seldom adopted from previous wisdom, but forced by the occasion.
Benjamin Franklin

Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin

Three can keep a secret if two are dead.
Benjamin Franklin

Three can keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Benjamin Franklin

Time is money.
Benjamin Franklin

To Follow by faith alone is to follow blindly.
Benjamin Franklin

Tomorrow every fault is to be amended; but tomorrow never comes.
Benjamin Franklin

Tomorrow, every Fault is to be amended; but that Tomorrow never comes.
Benjamin Franklin

Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.
Benjamin Franklin

Trouble springs from idleness, and grievous toil from needless ease.
Benjamin Franklin

Wars are not paid for in wartime, the bill comes later.
Benjamin Franklin

We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information.
Benjamin Franklin

We must, indeed, all hang together or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
Benjamin Franklin

Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
Benjamin Franklin

Well done is better than well said.
Benjamin Franklin

What has become clear to you since we last met?
Benjamin Franklin

What's a Sun-Dial in the Shade?
Benjamin Franklin

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
Benjamin Franklin

When befriended, remember it; when you befriend, forget it.
Benjamin Franklin

When in doubt, don't.
Benjamin Franklin

When men and woman die, as poets sung, his heart's the last part moves, her last, the tongue.
Benjamin Franklin

When will mankind be convinced and agree to settle their difficulties by arbitration?
Benjamin Franklin

When you're finished changing, you're finished.
Benjamin Franklin

Where liberty is, there is my country.
Benjamin Franklin

Where sense is wanting, everything is wanting.
Benjamin Franklin

Where there's marriage without love, there will be love without marriage.
Benjamin Franklin

Who had deceived thee so often as thyself?
Benjamin Franklin

Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.
Benjamin Franklin

Who is rich? He that rejoices in his portion.
Benjamin Franklin

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.
Benjamin Franklin

Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.
Benjamin Franklin

Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
Benjamin Franklin

Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning.
Benjamin Franklin

Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow.
Benjamin Franklin

Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble.
Benjamin Franklin

You can bear your own faults, and why not a fault in your wife?
Benjamin Franklin

You may delay, but time will not.
Benjamin Franklin

Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.
Benjamin Franklin

Those who have the ability have the responsibility




I really liked the movie National Treasure. I know that there are some inaccuracies and improbabilities in it (you can visit this website if you want to nitpick the movie!) but it was a nice clean movie with adventure and excitement based on the Declaration of Independence. Now what's wrong with that?

And even though Nicolas Cage has become a sell out for adventure flicks (and he has a pretty strange personal life,) I like him as an actor.

Cage's character Benjamin Franklin Gates says this quote in the movie.

If there's something wrong, those who have the ability to take action have the responsibility to take action.

He says it was the motivating force behind the founding fathers. I believe this quote should be used in our own personal lives. When people can make something better, they should!

Just a thought for today.

Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Sunday, October 02, 2005

Accept yourself before you can change




Found this great quote at the Creative Memories website. Digital papers and embellishments are from Shabby Princess Boy Dirt Kit.


Katie the Scrapbook Lady

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Saturday, October 01, 2005

Quotes on Goals



digital papers by Daniela Peuss from her simplicity freebie at scrapartist

I must say that I have no shortage of goals! I guess that is why I am never bored!


The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don't define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
Denis Watley

You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things - to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.
Edmund Hillary

Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan

When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.
Greg Anderson

Without goals, and plans to reach them, you are like a ship that has set sail with no destination.
Fitzhugh Dodson

I feel that the most important step in any major accomplishment is setting a specific goal. This enables you to keep your mind focused on your goal and off the many obstacles that will arise when you're striving to do your best.
Kurt Thomas

Life's up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals. Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want.
Marsha Sinetar

In life, as in football, you won't go far unless you know where the goalposts are.
Arnold H. Glasgow

Goals are dreams with deadlines.
Diana Scharf Hunt

Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find his right road.
Dag Hammarskjold

You must have long term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short term failures.
Charles C. Noble

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
Sydney Smith

My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose - somehow we win out
Ronald Reagan

Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
Seneca

Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
Aristotle

If you're bored with life -- you don't get up every morning with a burning desire to do things -- you don't have enough goals.
Lou Holtz

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau

You can't hit a home run unless you step up to the plate. You can't catch a fish unless you put your line in the water. You can't reach your goals if you don't try.
Kathy Seligman

Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people's criticisms, carry out your plan.
Paul Meyer

The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.
Bill Copeland

Goals are not only absolutely necesary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
Robert H. Schuller

If you have a goal in life that takes a lot of energy, that requires a lot of work, that incurs a great deal of interest and that is a challenge to you, you will always look forward to waking up to see what the new day brings.
Susan Polis Schultz

You have to set goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and potential.
Steve Garvey

Choosing a goal and sticking to it changes everything.
Scott Reed

The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.
Benjamin Mays

Goals determine what you're going to be.
Julius Erving

Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success.
David Joseph Schwartz

Progress has little to do with speed, but much to do with direction.
Author Unknown

Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps.
Helmut Schmidt

To acheive happiness, we should make certain that we are never without an important goal.
Earl Nightingale

The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.
Ralph Waldo Emereson

When you determine what you want, you have made the most important decision in your life. You have to know what you want in order to attain it.
Douglas Lurtan

Great minds have purposes, others have dreams.
Washington Irving

You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington

I learned that if you want to make it bad enough, no matter how bad it is, you can make it.
Gale Sayers

The most important thing about goals is having one.
Geoffry F. Abert

It takes a person with a mission to succeed.
Clarence Thomas

Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.
Bo Jackson

Be sure to take the most direct route to your dreams. Never take your eyes off your goal, or you will loose course. Never look back in sorrow, or you will trip.
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Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.
Earl Nightingale

Goals help focus you on areas in both your personal and professional life that are important and meaningful, rather than being guided by what other people want you to be, do, or accomplish.
Catherine Pulsifer

Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.
Les Brown

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
Epictetus

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.
Zig Ziglar

The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

By losing your goal, You have lost your way.
Friedrich Nietzsche

You have to know what you want to get.
Gertrude Stein

You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there.
Yogi Berra

People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
Earl Nightingale

It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
Brian Tracy

Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land amongst the stars..
Les Brown

The unfortunate aspect about living life without your own goals is that you may very well reach a point in your life where you will wonder, 'what would have happened if I had only done...
Catherine Pulsifer

Do it now. You become successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.
Unknown


Good Luck with your own goals in life!

Katie the Scrapbook Lady


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