COLLECTION OF QUOTES 1 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out, it's the grain of sand in your shoe. The most wasted day of all is the one without laughter. -E. E. Cummings Other desires perish in their gratification but the desire of knowledge never. There are two ways of spreading the light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. -Edith Wharton No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. You never miss the water until the well runs dry. When ideas fail, words come in very handy. Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must be first overcome. -Jules W. Lederer A great deal of talent is lost to the world for the want of a little courage. The people who live in the Golden Age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks. It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them. People are not the best because they work hard, they work hard because they are the best. Happiness is good health and a bad memory. There is a foolish corner in the brain of the wisest man. The Ten Most Important Two-Letter Words: If it is to be, it is up to me. ----- Change A bend in the road, is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn. Priorities A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. The Essence of Survival Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed... Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle ...when the sun comes up, you'd better be running. Teamwork Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward orgaizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. Attitude Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. Success Some people dream of success... while others wake up and work hard at it. The Essence of Success Successful is the person who has lived well, laughed often and loved much, who has gained the respect of children, who leaves the world better than they found it, who has never lacked appreciation for the earth's beauty, who never fails to look for the best in others or give the best of themselves. Some people make things happen, some watch things happen, while others wonder what has happened... Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence. Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination. Together, everyone achieves more. Goals Keep your head and your heart in the right direction and you'll never have to worry about your feet. Attitude Nothing in this world is impossibe to a willing heart. Desire The distance between success and failure can only be measured by one's desire. Belief If you do not believe in yourself...chances are that nobody else will. -Successories ----- You can't steal second base and keep one foot on first. True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful. -Paul Seeney History repeats itself. Historians repeat each other. He who tries can fail. But he who doesn't try, already has. Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment. Taxes are the way the government has of artificially inducing the rainy day everybody has been saving for. Half the misery in the world is caused by ignorance. The other half is caused by knowledge. -Bonar Thompson The only existing things are atoms in space. All else is mere opinion. -Democritus Why can't life be menu-driven or at least have an 'undo' feature? -David M. De Felice Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot. -Dixie Lee Ray Pay no attention to what critics say. No statue has ever been put up to a critic. -Jean Sibelius It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. -Krishnamurti A pesimist is an optimist with experience. The search for perfection begins with detecting imperfection. The gods do not deduct from man's alloted span the hours spent fishing. -Babylonian proverb Nothing ventured, nothing gained. You can observe a lot just by watching. -Yogi Berra You should never wear your best trousers when you go out to fight for freedom and truth. Whether you think that you can or that you can't, you are usually right. Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. Opportunities multiply as they are seized. Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. Always do right, this will gratify some and astonish the rest. Setting out well is a quarter of the journey. Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you. The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without the work. Time is the longest distance between two places. At times I think and at times I am. The best way to predict the future is to invent it. -Alan Kay The water that is past cannot make the mill go. It's better to ask some of the questions than to know all the answers. Our deeds determine us as much as we determine our deeds. If you come to a fork in the road, take it. That which the fool does in the end, the wise man does in the beginning. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Why do you need two coats when you have only one back? -Gypsy proverb Today is the first day of the rest of your life ==> make it the best day since the beginning of your life and may tomorrow bring sunshine into it. -Curtis Woods Learning is weightless treasure you always carry easy. -Chinese proverb Chance comes to everybody. Only those who are slow to acknowledge chance complain that life is unfair. -Maurice Chevalier There are too many sad things in this world. Don't walk away from the happy ones. No road to happiness or sorrow... find them in yourself. -Chinese proverb I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. -Douglas Adams Each and every one of us has a right to be exactly who we are. I like to see a man pround on a place in which he lives. -A. Lincoln Chance favors the prepared mind. -Louis Pasteur (attributed) You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Lead me not into temptation, I can find it myself. To dream of a person you would like to be is to waste the person you are. Don't leave the job to the other guy. How do you know he'll even try? It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well. -René Descartes Don't ask me what I want to express with my pictures, ask yourself, what they mean to you! -Michael Quack Life is short, live long. -from Rick Starr The Earth Is But One Country And Mankind Its Citizens -Bahá'u'lláh Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. -Hector Berlioz Animals do not smoke, drink nor take drugs - except in laboratories. Open seven days a week, excluding Sundays! -Sign on a K.F.C. store Either you give me what I demand or I'll take what you're offering! -Joe Torre A bank is a place where you can lend money if you can prove you don't need it. Unknown, 1995 Opinions expressed here are mine and not those of my employer. And if you don't agree with them, you are racist, sexist, elitist, imperialist, Baptist, and possibly even right. The only thing you need to know about a country is whether people are trying to get in, or get out. -Louis Rukeiser We must not fear daylight just because it almost always illuminates a miserable world. -René Magritte There is only one smartest dog in the world, and everybody has it! If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes. -Lewis Grizzard He who sweats more in peace, bleeds less in war. Always forgive your enemies. That's what they hate most. What comes around goes around. What 'exists' is only a small part of what is 'possible'. -Pere Alberch Do not let big ambitions overshadow small successes. Since I am convinced That Reality is in no way Real, How am I to admit That dreams are dreams? Tanka by Saigyo Hoshi [1118-1190 AD] In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire. -Ralph Waldo Emerson A louse I used to know told me that millionaires and bums taste much the same to him. -archie the cockroach - via don marquis Yesterday is History, tomorrow is a Mystery, today is a Gift, that's why it's called 'The Present' ... Carpe Diem ! A mind stretched by a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions. That which is beautiful is not always good. But that which is good is always beautiful. To love and win is the best thing in the world. To love and lose is the second best one. Only two kinds of people complain about taxes - men and women. He who has a thing to sell And goes and wishes in a well Will not as likely get the dollars As he who climbs a tree and hollars. Sooner or later, everyone stops smoking. I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. -Confucius We are each of us angels with but one wing, and can only fly by embracing each other. -Luciano Decrescenzo > ..... > _d^^^^^^^^^b_ > .d'' ``b. > .p' Objects `q. > .d' in mirror may `b. > .d' be less virtual `b. > :: than they appear. :: > :: ................... :: > :: :: > `p. firstname.lastname@example.org .q' > `p. John Abbe aka .q' > `b. Rademir .d' > `q.. ..p' > ^q........p^ > '''' Even when the heart's stopped beating, it is still bleeding. It's not an optical illusion, it just looks like one. There are no explanations for human evil. Only excuses. -Dean Koontz ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Compiled 1998 by Jiri Matejicek, Instant Wisdom. Feel free to copy anything you like. If you decide to redistribute the whole file, please leave this note within - including the URL.