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

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.

A bend in the road, is not the end of the road... unless you fail to
make the turn.

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 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 is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Some people dream of success... while others wake up and work hard at

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.

Keep your head and your heart in the right direction and you'll never
have to worry about your feet.

Nothing in this world is impossibe to a willing heart.

The distance between success and failure can only be measured by one's

If you do not believe in yourself...chances are that nobody else will.


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

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.

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

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

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

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
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

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.

We are each of us angels with but one wing, and can only fly by
embracing each other. -Luciano Decrescenzo

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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


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