COLLECTION OF QUOTES 6 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Some men see things as they are and say why? I dream things that never were and say "Why not?" -Robert F. Kennedy The mind has exactly the same power as the hands: not merely to grasp the world, but to change it. -Colin Wilson Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. -Dale Carnegie And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow. -Jerry Chin People forget how fast you did a job - but they remember how well you did it. -Howard W. Newton Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. -Henry Van Dyke The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it. -Moliere Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up. -Jesse Jackson I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen. -Frank Lloyd Wright Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others. -Robert Louis Stevenson There is no man living that can not do more than he thinks he can. -Henry Ford A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day. Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. -Winston Churchill Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself. -James Stephens Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees. -Williard Marriott Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities. -Napoleon Hill What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say. -Ralph Waldo Emerson The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. -Chinese Proverb Suburbia: where they tear out the trees & then name streets after them. Stress is when you wake up screaming & you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet. I thought I wanted a career; turns out I just wanted paychecks. Sometimes I don't think . . . so I might not be. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines. We put the "k" in "kwality." Never put off until tomorrow what you can avoid altogether. A snooze button is a poor substitute for no alarm clock at all. Indecision is the key to flexibility. The only substitute for good manners is fast reflexes. Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy. Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die. Even on the most exalted throne in the world we are only sitting on our own bottom. -Michel de Montaigne Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower. -Albert Camus Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left. -Aldo Leopold The wilderness needs no defense, only more defenders. -Edward Abbey It doesn't matter if the water is cold or warm if you're going to have to wade through it anyway. -Pierre Teilhard de Chardin And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. -Abraham Lincoln The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive. -Albert Einstein One cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war. -Albert Einstein Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men is primarily based on mutual trust and only secondarily on institutions such as courts of justice and police. -Albert Einstein For loving draws us more to things than knowing does, since good is found by going to the thing, whereas the true is found when the thing comes to us. -St. Thomas Aquinas The hardest part of skating is the ice. If your nose runs and your feet smell... are you built upside down? Tomorrow never comes. As soon as it does, it becomes Today. The older I get, the better I was. Technology is like a steam roller. You're either on board or you're part of the road. Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity. -Christopher Morley Debugging is anticipated with distaste, performed with reluctance, and bragged about forever. You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. May you have the hindsight to know where you've been, the foresight to know where you're going and the insight to know when you're going too far. Things turn out best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out. -John Wooden Tough times don't last but tough people do. Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. -Ambrose Redmoon It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that things are difficult. -Seneca If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. Experience is the hardest teacher because she gives the test first; the lesson after. Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything. -Muhammad Ali "You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six." -Yogi Berra It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do. -Moliere Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it. -Agatha Christie Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness. -James Thurber Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. -James Baldwin You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. -Franklin P. Jones I started out with nothing... I still have most of it. Funny, I don't remember being absent minded. It was all so different before everything changed. Nostalgia isn't what is used to be. The only time the world beats a path to your door is if you're in the bathroom. It's not hard to meet expenses... they're everywhere. I'm not wasting time... I'm preserving it for future generations. A husband is someone who takes out the trash and gives the impression he just cleaned the whole house. A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand. NOTHING is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool! Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end. -Carl Bard All men think they are nice guys. Some of them are not. Contact me for a list of names. -Rita Rudner A good wife always forgives her husband when she's wrong. -Milton Berle The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret. -Henny Youngman There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there. -Indira Gandhi Often, our actions and assumptions continue long after the reasons for them have passed. It's quite useful to regularly challenge those assumptions and habits, to ask "why?". -Ralph Marston Ever get the feeling that the world's on tape and one of the reels is missing? -Rich Little The reward for a thing well done is to have done it. -Ralph Waldo Emerson Traditional thinkers say, "If it isn't broken, don't fix it." But breakthrough thinkers say, "Fix it before it breaks." -Gerald Nadier Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory is too good. -Friedrich Nietzsche In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us. -Flora Edwards A soldier's pack is not so heavy a burden as a prisoner's chains. -Dwight Eisenhower A small trouble is like a pebble. Hold it too close to your eye, and it puts everything out of focus. Hold it at proper viewing distance, and it can be examined and classified. Throw it at your feet, and it can be seen in its true setting, just one more tiny bump on the pathway to eternity. -Celia Luce Every day you spend drifting away from your goals is a waste not only of that day, but also of the additional day it takes to regain lost ground. -Ralph Marston Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly Hold fast to dreams For if dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow -Langston Hughes Originality is the art of concealing your sources. Advice is free: The right answer will cost plenty. Nothing's impossible for those who don't have to do it. Two can live as cheaply as one, for half as long. Shin - Device for finding furniture in the dark. The face of a child can say it all, especially the mouth part of the face. -Jack Handey I saw a bank that said "24 Hour Banking", but I don't have that much time. -Steven Wright The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you are still a rat. -Lily Tomlin The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. -Friedrich Nietzsche Fortune sides with him who dares. -Virgil It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be. -Virgil A book is a garden carried in the pocket. -Arabian proverb We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. -Plato I honor my personality flaws, for without them I would have no personality at all. The complete lack of evidence is the surest sign that the conspiracy is working. I am willing to make the mistakes if someone else is willing to learn from them. A dog will come to you when called. A cat will take a message and get back to you later. Thinking of starting a family? Try the RENTAL CHILDREN first! Economics is extremely useful as a form of employment for economists. -John Kenneth Galbraith If people lead, the leaders will follow. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Compiled 1999 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.