Every artist was once an amateur. --Ralph Waldo Emerson 03/11/01

Whatever you do or dream you can do --begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it. --Johann Goethe 03/10/01

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or find it not. --Ralph Waldo Emerson 03/09/01

Fortune and love befriend the bold. --Ovid 03/08/01

There are two lasting bequests we can make our children: One is roots. The other is wings. --Hodding Carter, Jr. 03/07/01

When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece. --John Ruskin 03/06/01

If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news? --Robert Anthony 03/05/01

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it. It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission. --Grace Murray Hopper 03/04/01

Be yourself. Who else is better qualified? --Frank J. Giblin II 03/03/01

Adventure is worthwhile in itself. --Amelia Earhart

03/02/01 The best things in life aren't things. --Art Buchwald

03/02/01 Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. --Auguste Rodin

03/02/01 Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact. --William James

03/01/01 Good actions are the invisible hinges on the doors of heaven. --Victor Hugo

02/28/01 God is pleased with no music below so much as with the thanksgiving songs of relieved widows and supported orphans; of rejoicing, comforted, thankful persons. --Jeremy Taylor

02/27/01 Clarity is decorated with mistakes! --Rumi

02/26/01 A man with outward courage dares to die. A man with inward courage dares to live. --Lao-Tzu

02/25/01 It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end. --Ursula K. LeGuin

02/24/01 Absurdity: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion. --Ambrose Bierce

02/23/01 When we cast our bread upon the waters we can presume that someone downstream, whose face we will never know, will benefit from our action, as we who are downstream from another will profit from the grantor's gift. --Maya Angelou

02/22/01 If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves. --Thomas Edison

02/21/01 You must learn to be still in the midst of activity, and to be vibrantly alive in repose. --Indira Gandhi

02/20/01 The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own. --Benjamin Disraeli

02/19/01 A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner. --English proverb

02/18/01 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

02/17/01 Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. --Sir Thomas More

02/16/01 I will speak ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody. --Benjamin Franklin

02/15/01 Nothing is so embarrassing as watching someone do something that you said couldn't be done. --Sam Ewing

02/14/01 Men stumble over the truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened. --Winston Churchill

02/13/01 He who laughs, lasts. --Mary Poole

02/12/01 The universe is full of magical things waiting for our wits to grow sharper. --Eden Phillpots

02/11/01 When one door of happiness closes, another opens --but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. --Helen Keller

02/10/01 Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. --Mark Twain

02/09/01 To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. --Emily Dickinson

02/08/01 Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as real strength. --Ralph Sockman

02/07/01 Much wisdom often goes with fewer words. --Sophocles While we are postponing, life speeds by. --Seneca (3 BC --65 AD)

02/06/01 If you have tried to build castles in the air, your work need not be lost --that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them. --Henry David Thoreau

02/05/01 God's in his heaven --all's right with the world! --Robert Browning

02/04/01 Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining nearby. --Ruth E. Renkel

02/03/01 A great man is he who does not lose his child's heart. --Mencius

02/02/01 Unthankfulness is theft. --Martin Luther

02/01/01 Every great achievement is the victory of a flaming heart. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

01/31/01 In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. --Abraham Lincoln

01/30/01 Things need not have happened to be true. Tales and adventures are the shadow truths that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes and forgot. --Neil Gaiman

01/29/01 You can if you think you can. --George Reeves, 6th grade teacher of Norman Vincent Peale

01/28/01 The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, we did it ourselves. --Zen saying

01/27/01 Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. --Albert Einstein

01/26/01 For one moment, quit being sad. Hear blessings dropping their blossoms around you. --Rumi

01/25/01 All things work together for good to them that love God. --Christian Scriptures, I Thessalonians 5:21

01/24/01 Beauty awakens the soul to act. --Dante

01/23/01 Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire. --William Butler Yeats

01/22/01 The trouble with being in the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat. --Lily Tomlin

01/21/01 God will not look you over for medals, degrees, or diplomas, but for scars. --Elbert Hubbard

01/20/01 Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. --Albert Einstein

01/19/01 The visionary is the only true realist. --Federico Fellini

01/18/01 Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine. --Lord Byron

01/17/01 Our main business is not to see what lies dimly in the distance but to do what lies clearly at hand. --Thomas Carlyle

01/16/01 Only those who risk going to far can possibly know how far they can go. --T.S. Eliot

01/15/01 The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it. --John Ruskin

01/14/01 Any man worth his salt has by the time he is forty-five accumulated a crown of thorns, and the problem is to learn to wear it over one ear. --Christopher Morley

01/13/01 Luminous beings are we. --Yoda

01/12/01 Goodness is the only investment that never fails. --Henry David Thoreau

01/11/01 Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you. --Oscar Wilde

01/10/01 The trouble with most of us is that we know too much that ain't so. --Mark Twain

01/09/01 You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. --Charles Buxton

01/08/01 Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem invincible. --George Orwell

01/07/01 Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. --Jimi Hendrix

01/06/01 Call on God, but row away from the rocks. --Indian proverb

01/05/01 Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children. --Walt Disney

01/04/01 All that is is the result of what we have thought. --Buddha

01/03/01 One man with courage makes a majority. --Andrew Jackson

01/02/01 Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. --Mark Twain

01/01/01 We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. --Friedrich Nietzsche

12/31/00 Love is the strongest medicine. --Neem Karoli Baba

12/30/00 In walking, just walk. In sitting, just sit. Above all, don't wobble. --Yun-Men

12/29/00 Love, and do as you please. --Thomas Aquinas

12/28/00 Treat your friends as you do your pictures and place them in their best light. --Jennie Jerome Churchill

12/27/00 Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. --Norman Vincent Peale

12/26/00 Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand. --Neil Armstrong

12/25/00 If you never fall, you dance in constant fear of falling. --Suzanne Farrell

12/24/00 Little deeds of kindness, little words of love, Help to make earth happy like the heaven above. --Julia Fletcher Carney

12/23/00 What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner! --Collette

12/22/00 I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying. --Woody Allen 12/21/00 The strength and the happiness of a man consists in finding out the way in which God is going, and going in that way, too. --Henry Ward Beecher

12/20/00 Say you are well, or all is well with you, And God shall hear your words and make them true. --Ella Wheeler Wilcox

12/19/00 Nobody ever died of laughter. --Max Beerbohm

12/18/00 Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. --Victor Borge

12/17/00 Persons thankful for little things are certain to be the ones with much to be thankful for. --Frank Clark

12/16/00 I feel the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more. --Jonas Salk

12/15/00 We are not retreating. We are advancing in a different direction. --General Douglas McArthur

12/14/00 The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant, and let the air out of their tires. --Dorothy Parker

12/13/00 Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. --Auguste Rodin

12/12/00 The goody-goodies are the thieves of virtue. --Confucius

12/11/00 Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into. --Wayne Dyer 12/10/00 Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks, they are summits of ranges. --Thomas Wentworth Storrow Higginson 12/09/00 The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one. --Russell Lynes

12/08/00 If you approach each new person you meet in a spirit of adventure, you will find yourself endlessly fascinating by the new channels of thought and experience and personality that you encounter. --Eleanor Roosevelt

12/07/00 Never let your morals get in the way of doing what's right. --Isaac Asimov

12/06/00 The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone. --Lady Stella Reading

12/05/00 We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. --Mother Teresa

12/04/00 I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him. --Booker T. Washington

12/03/00 The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. --Albert Schweitzer

12/02/00 Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought. --Albert Szent-Gyorgyi 12/01/00 Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. --Albert Einstein

11/30/00 May you live all the days of your life. --Jonathan Swift

11/29/00 What is now proved was once only imagin'd. --William Blake

11/28/00 Hearing is one of the body's five senses. But listening is an art. --Frank Tyger

11/27/00 Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. --Amelia Earhart

11/26/00 I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow. --Woodrow Wilson

11/25/00 You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. --Mark Twain

11/24/00 The greatest good you can do another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own. --Benjamin Disraeli

11/23/00 He who forgives ends the quarrel. --African proverb

11/22/00 If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he imagined, he will meet with success in unexpected hours. --Henry David Thoreau

11/21/00 Every man is important if he loses his life; and every man is funny if he loses his hat and has to run after it. --G.K. Chesterton

11/20/00 Light is the task where many share the toil. --Homer

11/19/00 One joy scatters a hundred griefs. --Chinese proverb

11/18/00 A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. --Arnold Glasgow 11/17/00 Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. --Albert Einstein

11/16/00 Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. --Samuel Johnson

11/15/00 Two little words that can make the difference: START NOW. --Mary C. Crowley

11/14/00 Lives based on having are less free than lives based on doing or being. --E.Y. Harburg

11/13/00 Look at everything as though you were seeing it for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory. --Betty Smith

11/12/00 Alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much. --Helen Keller

11/11/00 Live and let live is not enough; lie and help live is not too much. --Orion E. Madison

11/10/00 Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions. --Gottfriend Wilhelm Leibniz

11/09/00 Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably why so few people engage in it. --Henry Ford

11/08/00 The marksman hitteth the mark partly by pulling, partly by letting go. --Egyptian proverb

11/07/00 There are three ingredients in the good life; Learning, earning and yearning. --Christopher Morley

11/06/00 Hold on fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. --Langston Hughes

11/05/00 Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.--Soren Kierkegaard

11/04/00 There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come. --Victor Hugo

11/03/00 Everything that is worthwhile in life is scary. Choosing a school, choosing a career, getting married, having kids--all those things are scary. If it is not fearful, it is not worthwhile. --Paul Tornier

11/02/00 To be wronged is nothing unless you remember it. --Confucious

11/01/00 If you yourself are at peace, then there is at least some peace in the world. --Thomas Merton

10/31/00 If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. --Derek Bok

10/30/00 Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. --Helen Keller

10/29/00 If you refuse to accept anything but the best out of life, you very often get it.

--Somerset Maugham 10/28/00 Where there is no love, pour love in, and you will pull love out. --St. John of the Cross

10/27/00 We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. --Aristotle

10/26/00 I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them. --Pablo Picasso

10/25/00 The love we have in our youth is superficial compared to the love an old man has for his old wife. --Will Durant on his 90th birthday

10/24/00 Religion and peace go together, to wage war in the name of religion is a contradiction. --Unknown

10/23/00 it takes courage to grow up and be who you really are. --e.e.cummings

10/20/00 Be happy. It is a way of being wise. --Collette

10/19/00 Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. --Albert Einstein

10/18/00 The greatest challenge of the day is how to bring about a revolution of the heart.--Dorothy Day

10/17/00 Courage is being scared to death--and saddling up anyway. --John Wayne

10/16/00 Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. --Henry John Kaiser

10/15/00 We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles. --Jimmy Carter

10/12/00 One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.

--Andre Gilde

10/11/-- God gives nothing to those who keep their arms crossed.--West African proverb

10/10/00 The reason we rejoice at a birth and weep at a death is because we are not the person involved.--anonymous

10/9/00 We are changing, we have got to change, and we can no more help it than leaves can help going yellow and coming lose in autumn.--D.H. Lawrence

10/6/00 We cannot resist the conviction that this world is for us only the porch of another and more magnificent temple of the Creator's majesty.--Frederick William Faber

10/4/00 Be a life long or short, its completeness depends on what it was lived for. --David Starr Jordan

10/2/00 I note the obvious differences between each sort and type,

But we are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike.--Maya Angelou

9/29/00 If you can keep your head about you when all about you are losing theirs, its just possible you haven't grasped the situation.--Jean Kerr

9/28/00 God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.

--St. Augustine

9/26/00 Faith implies the disbelief of a lesser fact in favor of a greater. --Oliver Wendell Holmes

9/25/00 Our greatest good, and what we least can spare, is hope.--John Armstrong

9/22/00 Ability without honor is useless. --Marcus T. Cicero

9/21/00 Next week there can't be any crisis. My schedule is already full. --Henry Kissinger

9/20/00 The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven. --John Milton

9/19/00 First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. --Epictetus

9/18/00 Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.--Anonymous

9/15/00 Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. --Vincent Van Gogh

9/14/00 In youth we learn; in age we understand.

--Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

9/13/00 The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.

--David Russell 9/12/00 The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving.-- Oliver Wendell Holmes

9/11/00 Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.--Sholem Asch

9/8/00 The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity. --Leo Tolstoy

9/7/00 The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.--Nelson Henderson

9/6/00 Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few people engage in it. --Henry Ford

9/5/00 Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder, in the shape of a leaf, the trembling of a tree.--Albert Schweitzer

9/1/00 The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.--Moliere

8/30/00 Peace is not the absence of conflict - it is the presence of justice.- Martin Luther King, Jr.

8/28/00 How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.--Anne Frank

8/25/00 If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know a man...just watch him laugh. If he laughs well, he's a good man.

--Fyodor Dostoyevsky

8/24/00 There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball, and that is to have either a clear conscience, or none at all.--Ogden Nash

8/23/00 Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden.--Corrie ten Boom

8/22/00 When you have exhausted all the possibilities, remember this--you haven't. --Thomas Edison

8/21/00 It's kind of fun to do the impossible.- Walt Disney

8/18/00 Within your own house dwells the treasure of joy; so why do you go begging from door to door? --Sufi saying

8/16/00 The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart.--Mencius

8/15/00 The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of Hell, a hell of Heaven. --John Milton

8/11/00 Most time is wasted, not in hours, but in minutes. A bucket with a small hole in the bottom gets just as empty as a bucket that is deliberately kicked over.--Paul J.Meyer

8/10/00 Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.--Eugene Ionesco

6/8/00 Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they will. --Pythagoras

6/7/00 There is always a risk in being alive, and if you are more alive, there is more risk.-- Henrick Ibsen

8/6/00 The superior man understands what is right; the inferior understands what will sell.--Confucius

8/4/00 Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions.--Albert Einstein

8/3/00 Tell me, I'll forget. Show me, I may remember. But involve me and I'll understand.--Chinese proverb

8/2/00 One of the nice things about problems is that a good many of them do not exist except in our imaginations.--Steve Allen

8/1/00 Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.-Alexander Hamilton

7/30/00 To have joy one must share it. Happiness was born a twin. -- Lord Byron

7/28/00 There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.- Mahatma Gandhi

7/26/00 Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.--Rabindranath Tagore

7/25/00 If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now. -- Marie Osmond

7/24/00 Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.-Martin Luther King, Jr.

7/21/00 Never doubt that a thoughtful dedicated group of people can change the world. Ideed, that is all that ever has. -- Margaret Mead

7/20/00 Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. -Jonathan Kozol

7/18/00 Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.- Ambrose Redmoon

7/14/00 You're probably not a member of a major league baseball team, your errors, unless they are truly spectacular, don't show up in the morning paper.--Jane Goodsell

7/12/00 The way to success is not through putting down others, but rather through helping them up. The things you give, come back to you. The value you create, adds value to your own life.--Ralph Marston

7/11/00 I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.- Thomas Alva Edison

7/7/00 A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller.--Paul Klee

7/6/00 A great teacher never strives to explain his vision -- he simply invites you to stand beside him and see for yourself.--R. Inman

7/4/00 Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country. -Anais Nin

6/29/00 Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. Without it, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.--Mary McLeod Bethune

6/28/00 It is in vain to expect our prayers to be heard, if we do not strive as well as pray.--Aesop

6/27/00 We must be the change we wish to see in the world. - M. K. Gandhi

6/26/00 Do, or do not. There is no 'try'.-- Yoda

6/23/00 Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right.--Henry Ford

6/21/00 Always do right--this will gratify some and astonish the rest.--Mark Twain

6/20/00 The difference between "involvement" and "commitment" is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was "involved" - the pig was "committed".-- unknown

6/19/00 Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother rather than all major credit cards.--Robert Orben

6/15/00 In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins -- not through strength but by perseverance.--H. Jackson Brown

6/13/00 The best way to escape from your problem is to solve it.--anon.

6/12/00 The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.--Corrie ten Boom

6/7/00 Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.--George S. Patton

6/6/00 Laughter is the jam on the toast of life. It adds flavor, keeps it from being too dry, and makes it easier to swallow.--Diane Johnson

6/5/00 Suffering has a way of getting inside you. When you see the injustice that's causing the sufferingn you've got to do something about it. Otherwise you become complicit.--Sister Helen Prejean

6/3/00 Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.--Irving Berlin

5/31/00 If you want to succeed, double your failure rate.--Thomas J. Watson

5/30/00 One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.--John Stuart Mill

5/25/00 I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing sound they make as they go flying by.--Douglas Adams

5/24/00 Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now--always.--Albert Schweitzer

5/23/00 One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.--Albert Schweitzer

5/22/00 The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.--Albert Schweitzer

5/19/00 "Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory." --Albert Schweitzer

5/17/00 Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. --Albert Schweitzer

5/16/00 Even if it's a little thing, do something for those who have a need of help, something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it. --Albert Schweitzer


A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary. --Dorothy Canfield Fisher


Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius--and a lot of courage--to move in the opposite direction. --Ernst Fritz Schumacher


Be faithful in little things, for in them our strength lies. We may not be able to give much but we can always give the joy that springs in a heart that is in love with God.--Mother Teresa


Every morning I spend fifteen minutes filling my mind full of God; and so there's no room left for worry thoughts. --Howard Chandler Christy


People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. --H. Jackson Browne


To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness. --Bertrand Russell


May I be a guard for those who are protectorless, A guide for those on the road, For those who wish to go across the water, May I be a boat, a raft, a bridge.

--The Way of the Shantideva

05/01/2000 The more faithfully you listen to the voice within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside.

--Dag Hammarskjold


Sand is a way of life for an oyster. If you are soft and tender and must live on the sandy floor of the ocean, making pearls becomes a necessity if you are to live well.

--Rachel Naomi Remen


Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.

--Peter Marshall


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