INSTANT WISDOM

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Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

The best part about procrastination is that you are never bored,
because you have all kinds of things that you should be doing.

"I don't question YOUR existence." -God

On an atheist's tombstone: Here lies an atheist; all dressed up and no
place to go.

People in cars cause accidents. Accidents in cars cause people.

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding.
-Harvey Mackay

We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life.
But we can decide what happens in us... how we can take it, what we
can do with it... and that is what really counts in the end.
-Joseph Fort Newton

An old error is always more popular than a new truth. -German proverb

The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it,
but what they become by it. -John Ruskin

Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.

A little bit of what you fancy always does you good. -Saxon

Beauty. So difficult to define, so easy to recognize.

Happiness will never be any greater than the idea we have of it.
-Maurice Maeterlinck

The best protection against logic is ignorance.

Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that
counts can be counted. -Albert Einstein

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but
rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. -Hugh Downs

Silent and listen are spelled with the same letters!

You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be
misquoted, then used against you.

The facts expressed here belong to everybody, the opinions to me. The
distinction is yours to draw...

Notice! Take lettuce from the top of the stack, or heads will roll!

Well, if Jerry Springer isn't educational TV, why does it make me feel
so much smarter?

I have to take my paycheck to the bank. It's too little to go by
itself.

Welcome to Megacomputer's 24-hour helpline. If you have been waiting
LESS than 24 hours, please remain on the line.

Whenever I'm in a mood to watch the world go by, I just keep to the
posted speed limit.

"Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many
are left? Answer: five. Why? Because there's a difference between
deciding and doing."
-Mark L. Feldman & Michael F. Spratt

Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he
eats for a lifetime.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and
not giving it. -William Arthur Ward

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent. -Norman R. Augustine

Computer Technical Support Hotline:
"Here are a few possible solutions to your computer problems: go for a
walk, ride a bike, play ball with your kid, talk to your wife, read a
book..." -Randy Glasbergen

Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness
and growth occurs while climbing it. 

Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be. Be one.
-Marcus Aurelius

You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only
decide how you're going to live. Now. -Joan Baez

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.
-Oscar Wilde

There are no menial jobs, only menial attitudes. -William Bennett 

Between the great things we cannot do and the small things we will not
do, the danger is that we shall do nothing. -Adolph Monod 

Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do
with struggling and enduring and accomplishing. -George Sheehan 

Age is opportunity no less than youth itself.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 

It is possible to fly without motors, but not without knowledge and
skill. -Wilbur Wright 

Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul,
delight the heart. And they both take practice. -Nora Roberts 

If you don't control your mind, someone else will. -John Allston 

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which
to burn. -David Russell 

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. -Edmund Hillary 

The first duty of love is to listen. -Paul Tillich

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should
dance.

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year
of conversation. -Plato

Life has no rehearsals, only performances. 

If you can't return a favor, pass it on. -Louise Brown 

There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew. 
-Marshall McLuhan

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. 
-W. B. Yeats 

Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage -- it can be
delightful. -George Bernard Shaw

What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use
things instead of using people and loving things.

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the
winds long to play with your hair. -Kahlil Gibran

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. -William Shakespeare

Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong.
-John G. Riefenbaker

The only real failure in life is one not learned from. 
-Anthony J. D'Angelo

Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our
grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. 
-Nathaniel Hawthorne 

The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story,
and writes another. -J. M. Barrie

Reality is nothing but a collective hunch. -Lily Tomlin 

If you believe everything you read, better not read. -Japanese proverb 

I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong. 
-Bertrand Russell 

Do what's right. Do it right. Do it right now. -Barry Forbes 

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday. -Don Marquis 

Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody's heart.
-Anthony J. D'Angelo

A man who has committed a mistake and doesn't correct it, is
committing another mistake. -Confucius 

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
-Soren Kierkegaard 

Expect everything, and anything seems nothing. Expect nothing, and
anything seems everything. -Samuel Hazo 

Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it. 
-David Star Jordan 

There are several languages in this world...
but a smile speaks them all! 

Everything you can imagine is real. -Picasso

The worst prison would be a closed heart. -Pope John Paul II

There is no time like the present for postponing what you ought to be
doing.

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to
acquire it. -Albert Einstein

If what you did yesterday still looks big to you then you haven't done
much today.

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain and most fools do.
-Dale Carnegie

For myself, I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being
anything else. -Sir Winston S. Churchill

God doesn't call the equipped. He equips the called.

The Universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits
to grow sharper. -Eden Phillpotts

I had plastic surgery last week. I cut up my credit cards.
-Henny Youngman

No good deed can go unpunished.

You can muffle the drum, and you can loosen the strings of the lyre,
but who shall command the skylark not to sing? -Khalil Gibran

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gols in pictures of silver.
-Proverbs 25:11

Friends are made by many acts - and lost by only one.

To learn and never be filled, is wisdom; to teach and never be weary,
is love.


Little I
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Little I care            Little I care
for propriety,           if people talk,
convention               and still,
or society.              people have
Little I care            and people will.
for simple things,
like dresses of white    Little I care.
and wedding rings.       Little I.

				-Patricia de Rhonda

A baby is God's opinion that life should go on. -Carl Sandburg

All generalizations are dangerous, even this one. -Alexandre Dumas

When you blame others, you give up your power to change.
-Robert Anthony

All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single
lovely action. -James Russell Lowell

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely
rearranging their prejudices. -William James

Half of the people in the world are below average.

All of us are watchers -- of television, of time clocks, of traffic on
the freeway -- but few are observers. Everyone is looking, not many
are seeing. -Peter M. Leschak

Man's mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be
kindled. -Dorothea Brande

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing
himself. -Leo Tolstoy

Happiness, wealth, and success are by-products of goal setting; they
cannot be the goal themselves. -Denis Waitley

You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.
-George Burns

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

Don't squat with your spurs on.

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the
intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful
to these teachers. -Kahlil Gibran

Statistics show that married men live longer than single men, but they
are more willing to die. -David S. Goldberg

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