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 "My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income."
 - Errol Flynn

 

 

 

The better work men do is always done under stress and at great personal cost." -- William Carlos Williams

 

 

 

Remember:  Your friends need loving the most  when they deserve it the least!

 

 

 

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
- Albert Einstein
 

 

 

"The more money an American accumulates, the less interesting he becomes."
- Gore Vidal

 

 

 

    "A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation."
- H. H. Munro (Saki)

 

 

 

 

"It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid."
- George Bernard Shaw

 

 

 

 

 

"Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are
infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you."
- Oscar Wilde

 

 

 

 

When ideas fail, words come in very handy."
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

 

 

 

"Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall
into an open sewer and die."     - Mel Brooks.

 

 

 

 

 

"The height of cleverness is to be able to conceal it."
- François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

 

 

 

 

"Dying is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you
is to have nothing to do with it."
--Somerset Maugham

 

 

"The only thing to do with good
advice is to pass it on. It is never any use to oneself." 
Oscar Wilde

 

 

 

 

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall."            - Confucius

 

 

 

 

"The capacity for hope is the most significant fact of life. It provides
human beings with a sense of destination and the energy to get started."-
Norman Cousins

 

 

"If at first you don't succeed... you're doing about average."

    - Leonard Levinson

 

 

 

"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you
end up being governed by your inferiors." - Plato

 

 

"Eighty percent of success is showing up." - Woody Allen

 

 

 

"Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies."
--Voltaire, on his deathbed in response to a priest asking that
he renounce Satan.

 

 


"All tragedies are finished by a death, all comedies by a marriage."
--Lord Byron.

 

 

"Somebody recently figured out that we have 35 million laws
to enforce the Ten Commandments." --Bert Masterson

 

 

 

"Education: the path from cocky ignorance to miserable
uncertainty." --Mark Twain

 

 

 

"Always forgive your enemies. Nothing annoys them so much."
 --Oscar Wilde

 

 

"When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

 

 

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one
can go." T.S. Eliot

 


"No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come." --
Victor Hugo

 

 

"No man but a blockhead ever wrote, except for money."
- Samuel Johnson

 

 

"When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow
strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure."
- Peter Marshall

 

 

 

"It's a mighty poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word."
-- Andrew Jackson

 

 

 

"The best thing about the future is that it only comes one day at a
time."- Abraham Lincoln

 

 

 

"You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. you yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection." Buddha

 

 

 

How many times have we read recently  that "things have changed forever"? Apart from the silliness of the phrase (things are always, always changing forever), I wish to present a radical prospect, or at least possibility: Consider that "things" might on the whole actually get better. Freedom and standard of living have been on the rise for centuries. Even including ongoing atrocities great and small, I believe tolerance and understanding have risen, as well. If they were stocks, we would all have made a lot of money holding them. And I would buy them all today, as well."
David Gardner, The New New World Order

 

 

 

 

"If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle
or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back
and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack."

--Winston Churchill

 



"Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted." --John Lennon

 

 

 

 

"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let
go." -- William Feather

 

 

 

 

"Good sense about trivialities is better than nonsense about things that matter."
- Max Beerbohm

 

 

 

 

"If one is going to do something wrong, one should at least enjoy it." – Anon.

 

  

 

 

"The difference between the richest man and the poorest is but a day of
hunger and hour of thirst." -- Kahlil Gibran

 

 

 

 

"Youth is the gift of nature but age is a work of art."
- Garson Kanin

 

 

"Do not think only of your own joy, but vow to save all beings from  suffering. This is sharing in its highest form and purity beyond all  poisons of this world." -- Dalai Lama

 

 

 

"America is the only nation in history which miraculously has
gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization." --George Clemenceau, 1841-1921

 

 

 

It is well that war is so terrible, or we should get too fond of it."-- Robert E. Lee

 

 

 

"Sometimes I feel discriminated against, but it doesn't make
me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny them-
selves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me."
 --Zora Neale Hurston, U.S. novelist

 

 

 

 

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes  life meaningful." - Joshua J. Marine

 

 

 

 

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right  Anon

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

"To make a million, start with $900,000." - Morton Shulman.

 

 



"All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me
happy."    - Spike Milligan

 

 

"There is plenty of room at the top - but no place to sit down."
- Unknown

 

 

 

 

"Happy people plan actions, they don't plan results."
- Dennis Wholey

 

 

 

There is nothing more exhilarating than to be shot at without
result." --Winston Churchill

 

 

"If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is
favourable."              -- Seneca

 

 

 

 

"The cocktail party is a device for paying off obligations
to people you don't want to invite for dinner."  - Charles Smith

 

 

 

 

 

"The simple act of paying positive attention to people has a great deal to do with    productivity."       -- Thomas Peters

 

 

 

 

 

"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don't."           -- Anatole France

 

 

 

 

 

All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers."
-- Orison Swett Marden

 

 

 

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.
Thoreau, Henry David

 

 

Look and you will find it-what is unsought will go undetected.
Sophocles

 

 

You are a child of the Universe, no less than the moon and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the Universe is unfolding as it should.  Ehrmann, Max

 

 

Purpose serves as a principle around which to organize our lives.
Anonymous

 

 

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.  Schweitzer, Albert

 

 

The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live.
Borysenko, Joan

 

 

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
Elliot, George

 

 

We were not sent into this world to do anything into which we can not put our heart.  Ruskin, John

 

 

Life is a promise; fulfill it.
Mother Theresa

 

 

An age is called Dark, not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.  Michener, James

 

 

Great minds have purposes, little minds have wishes
Irving, Washington

 

 

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Emerson, Ralph Waldo

 

 

The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose
Leider, Richard

 

 

If you can not find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul; unbelief, denying them.  Emerson, Ralph Waldo

 

 

"I have done my best." That is about all the philosophy of living one needs.
Yutang, Lin

 

 

Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music-the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.  Miller, Henry

 

 

You are what your deep driving desire is; As your deep driving desire is, so is your will; As your will is so is your deed; As your deed is so is your destiny.
The Upanishads

 

 

That is happiness: to be dissolved into something complete and great.
Cather, Willa

 

 

How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.  Shakespeare, William

 

 

Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.
King, Martin Luther

 

 

Each small task of everyday is part of the total harmony of the universe.
St. Theresa of Lisieux

 

 

Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
Anonymous

 

 

The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
Aurelius, Marcus

 

 

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.Newton, Isaac

 

 

I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately triumph than to triumph in a cause that will ultimately fail.   Wilson, Woodrow

 

 

"The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvellously." -- Henry
Kissinger

 

 

"Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy
evidence of the fact."- George Eliot

  

 

Show me a person who has never made a mistake and   I'll show you somebody who has never achieved much.       ~ Joan Collins

 

 

"Everything is sweetened by risk."       -- Alexander Smith

 

 

"It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact." -- Edmund Burke

 

 

 

 

 

"You can observe a lot by watching." -- Yogi Berra

 

 

 

 

Mark Twain and I are in the same position. We have to put things in such a way as to make people who would otherwise hang us believe that we are joking.
George Bernard Shaw

 

 

 

 

 

"When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt." -- Henry J. Kaiser

 

 

 

 

 

Every exit is an entry somewhere." - Tom Stoppard

 

 

 

 

"Experience is that marvellous thing that enables you to
recognize a mistake when you make it again." -F. P. Jones

 

 

 

 

"Experience is the name every one gives to their mistakes."
   - Oscar Wilde

 

 

 

 

"The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise
the wealth which it prevents you from achieving." - Russell Green

 

 

 

 

"The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action." -- Frank Herbert

 

 

 

 

"My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there." -- Charles F. Kettering

 

 

 

"Most women set out to change a man, and when they have
changed him, they do not like him.   - Marlene Dietrich

 



"Never get caught in bed with a live man or a dead woman."
   - Larry Hagman

 


"There's one thing about being a president - nobody can
tell you when to sit down."   - Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

 

 

  

 

"There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still." - Franklin D. Roosevelt

  

 

"No-one wants advice -- only corroboration." - John Steinbeck

 

 

 

 

"I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific."     - Lily Tomlin

 

 

 

 

 

"When you have completed 95% of your journey you are halfway there."
-- Japanese proverb

 

 

 

 

There are two kinds of thinkers in the world. Those who
think they can and those who think they can't...and they're
both usually right." -Unknown

 

 

"The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown."
--Carl Sagan

 

 

We aim above the mark to hit the mark." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

 

 

 

"Fools and wise men are equally harmless. It is the half
fools and the half wise who are dangerous."
   - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 



"You do not lead by hitting people over the head -
that's assault, not leadership."  - Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

 

 

 

"You'll never catch me bragging about goals, but I'll talk all you want
about my assists." -- Wayne Gretzky

 

 

"I like feminists; I think they're cute."

 

 

All generalizations are false.

 

 

"If all you have is a hammer, every problem begins to look
like a nail." -Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

"You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more
deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. you yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection."
Buddha

 

"Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself."
Harvey Fierstei

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."
- Pablo Picasso

 

 

 

"An intellectual is a man who takes more words that necessary
to tell more than he knows."    - Dwight D. Eisenhower

 



"Wise men don't need advise. Fools don't take it."
    - Benjamin Franklin

  

 

"It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it
is better to be good than to be ugly."     - Oscar Wilde.

 

 

 

  "Born free...Taxed to death"

 

"There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad."
- Salvador Dali

 

 

 

"Bankruptcy is a legal proceeding in which you put your money in your
pants pocket and give your coat to your creditors."- Joey Adams

 

 

 

"Never judge a man buy the opinion his wife has of him." 
   - Bob Edwards

 


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