You don't have to be famous to be unforgettable.

Shrouds don't come with pockets.
- Anonymous (shrouded in history)

Whatever is produced in haste goes hastily to waste.
- Saadi

We understand and believe vastly more than we know.
- Blaise Pascal

Pay no attention to what the critics say... Remember, a statue has never been set up in honor of a critic!
- Jean Sibelius

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
- Plato (427-347 B.C.)

In life we all have an unspeakable secret, an irreversible regret, an unreachable dream and an unforgettable love.
- Diego Marchi

Seeing ourselves as others see us would probably confirm our worst suspicions about them.
- Franklin P. Adams

The squeaking wheel doesn't always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced.
- Vic Gold

The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.
- Eugene McCarthy

History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.
- Edward Gibbon

My definition of an expert in any field is a person who knows enough about what's really going on to be scared.
- PJ Plauger

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
- Rene Descartes

The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.
- Herbert Agar

A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors.
- William Ralph Inge

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.
- Samuel Butler

The man who has no inner life is a slave to his surroundings.
- Henri-Frederic Amiel

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
- Galileo Galilei

At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies.
- PG Wodehouse

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

A halo only has to slip a few inches to become a noose.

A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
- Edward Abbey

The only true aging is the erosion of one's ideals.

I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
- Henry Emerson Fosdick

You probably wouldn't worry about what people think of you if you could know how seldom they do.
- Olin Miller

The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
- Paul Fix

When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
- Eric Hoffer

The point of philosophy is to start with something so simple as not to seem worth stating, and to end with something so paradoxical that no one will believe it.
- Bertrand Russell

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that's why they call it the present.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be.
- William Hazlitt

Television enables you to be entertained in your home by people you wouldn't have in your home.
- David Frost

It is a sad fate for a man to die too well known to everybody else and still unknown to himself.
- Francis Bacon

Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.
- Henri Poincare

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.
- Paul Dirac

Fools rush in where fools have been before.


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed.
- Herman Melville

The tallest blade of grass is the first moved down.
- Russian proverb

He who knows nothing, doubts nothing.
- Brazilian saying

Some things have to be believed to be seen.
- Ralph Hodgson

People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.
- Soren Kierkegaard

To do just the opposite is also a form of imitation.
- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures.
- Daniel Webster

Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting.
- Alan Dean Foster

Where facts are few, experts are many.
- Donald R. Gannon

When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
- Eric Hoffer

Consequences may far outweigh intent. The intent of the mosquito may be to deprive you of some of your blood. The consequences of malaria, however, far outweighs any intention of the mosquito.

If I'm playing the music of yesterday, how can I play the music of today?
- Michael Graham Allen, aka Coyote Oldman, Native American flute maker and player

Temptation usually comes in through a door that has been deliberately left open.
- Arnold Glasow

The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away.
- Ronald Reagan

Each time history repeats itself, the price does up.
- Ronald Wright

A paradigm is a word too often used by those who would like to have a new idea but cannot think of one.
- Mervyn Allister King

An uneducated person blames someone else,
An educated person blames themself,
A wise person neither blames someone else, nor themself.

If you had three days to see, what would you choose to see in those days? Your answer to this question will teach you about what you truly love in your life.
- Helen Keller

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.
- Lord Acton

Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
- George Jean Nathan

Life is a great adventure. It's not just getting from point-A to point-B, but 'How' and 'Who' you do it with!

It's only when the tide goes out that you learn who's been swimming naked.
- Warren Buffett

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself.
- A.H. Weiler

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
- Winston Churchill

Whatever happens, never happens by itself.
- Sally Rand

Groundless hope, like unconditional love, is the only kind worth having.
- John Perry Barlow

It's a heck of a lot easier to throw grenades than to catch them.
- President Lyndon Johnson

If a man is in a minority of one, we lock him up.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Acting is the easiest thing in the world; just don't get caught doing it!
- Spencer Tracy

Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.
- Kris Kristofferson's line in song "Me and Bobby McGee"

Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.
- Thomas H. Huxley

The universe confounds me! I cannot imagine that such a "clock" can exist without there being a Clockmaker.
- Voltaire

Don't believe everything you think.

I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it's not the answer.
- Jim Carrey

A lie can traverse the globe many times before the truth has a chance to put its pants on.
- Mark Twain

If the earth's population was shrunk to a village of 100 people:
- 52 of them would be female; 48 male

  • 70 would be unable to read
  • 50 would suffer from malnutrition
  • 60 would never have made or received a phone call
  • 1 would be near death
  • 1 would have a college education
  • 1 would own a computer

    There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.
    - Robertson Davies

    There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is a willingness to contemplate what is happening.
    - Marshall McLuhan

    What do we live for but to make sport for our neighbors and to laugh at them in return?
    - Mr. Bennett, Pride & Prejudice

    Sometimes a fool makes a good suggestion.
    - Nicolas Boileau

    Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
    - Philip K. Dick

    There is no greater mistake than the hasty conclusion that opinions are worthless because they are badly argued.
    - Thomas Huxley

    Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a blessing.

    God doesn't call the qualified. He qualifies the called.

    What doesn't come out in the wash will certainly come out in the rinse.

    Going to church and sitting does not make you anymore a Christian than going to a garage and sitting on the floor makes you a mechanic.

    Better to be a square in this world and to be aROUND in the next.

    With great power comes great responsibility.

    Mountains are made by the currents of rivers. Mountains are destroyed by the currents of rivers.
    - Leonardo da Vinci

    I did not get on the bus to get arrested. I got on the bus to go home.
    - Rosa Parks, Civil Rights Activist – "Quiet Strength"

    Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.
    - Leonardo da Vinci

    If you wish to upset the law that all crows are black, you mustn't seek to show that no crows are; it is enough if you prove one single crow to be white.
    - William James

    Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
    - Bertrand Russell

    The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
    - Flannery O'Connor

    Sometimes, silence is the most important part of a song.

    How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you was?
    - Satchel Paige

    Weeds are flowers in disguise.

    After enlightenment - the laundry.
    - Zen saying

    Life by the yard can be hard,

    But life by the inch is a cinch.

    Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.
    - Bill Gates

    Illusion soothes reality.

    Most religions teach love. Why then have so many people been killed in the name of religion?

    Good fences make good neighbors.
    - Robert Frost

    What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.
    - T.S. Eliot

    I have enough trouble overcoming my own limitations without fretting over the fact that God has not seen fit to distribute evenly the gift of intelligence.
    - John Wanamaker

    Purpose is the primary life giver.
    - Jim Cathcart

    Desire is possibility seeking expression.
    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    It's hard to detect good luck - it looks so much like something you've earned.
    - Fred A. Clark

    It is most absurdly said, in popular language, of any man, that he is disguised in liquor; for, on the contrary, most men are disguised by sobriety.
    - Thomas de Quincy

    Even if you're on the right track - you'll get run over if you just sit there.
    - Will Rogers

    When elephants fight, the grass suffers.
    - African Proverb

    I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
    - Thomas Jefferson

    The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep.
    - E. Joseph Cossman

    Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.
    - H. L. Mencken

    We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true.
    - Robert Wilensky

    A cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
    - Oscar Wilde

    Love of money is the root of all evil. (1 Timothy 6:17, The Bible)

    Lack of money is the root of all evil. (G.B. Shaw)

    If you want a place in the sun, you've got to put up with a few blisters.
    - Abigail Van Buren

    If you see a bandwagon, it's too late.
    - Sir James Goldsmith

    It's been said that there are only two differences between the competition that led to the building of the Titanic, from the pages of modern history, and the Ark, from the pages of the Old Testament. We all know the first and obvious difference: the Titanic sank and the losses in human life were enormous. By contrast, the Ark saved human kind and all the animal kingdom. The second difference is less well known. The Titanic was built by professionals, driven by a spirit of overarching greed. The Ark, on the other hand, was built by Noah and his family of amateurs and was driven by a spirit born out of respect for all life on earth.

    Sunlight is the best disinfectant.

    In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.
    - Robert Frost

    No great thing is created suddenly, anymore than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
    - Epictetus

    Music will endure as long as people hear it through their feet instead of their brains.
    - John Phillip Sousa

    Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.
    - Fuller

    Wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair and all the terrible things that happen to us happen because we really deserve them?
    - J.M. Straczynski

    Sitting quietly
    doing nothing
    spring comes
    and the grass grows by itself.
    - Zen Poem

    Some are born with knowledge, some derive it from study, and some acquire it only after a painful realization of their ignorance. But the knowledge being possessed, it comes to the same thing. Some study with a natural ease, some from a desire for advantages, and some by strenuous effort. But the achievement being made, it comes to the same thing.
    - Confucius (in The Doctrine of the Mean)

    We put thirty spokes to make a wheel:
    But it is on the hole in the center that the use of the cart hinges.
    We make a vessel from a lump of clay;
    But it is the empty space within the vessel that makes it useful.
    We make doors and windows for a room;
    But it is the empty spaces that make the room livable.
    Thus, while existence has advantages,
    It is the emptiness that makes it useful.
    - Lao Tzu, in the Tao Teh Ching

    It is not necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paper work and the other is nostalgia.
    - Frank Zappa

    Nobody who can read is ever successful at cleaning out the attic.
    - Franklin P. Jones

    When you have got a good thing, where you want it, it is a good thing to leave it where it is.
    - Sir Winston Churchill

    I don't think I handle the notes much differently from other pianists. But the pauses between the notes - oh, there is where the artistry lies!
    - Arthur Schnabel (responding to a reporter inquiring as to the secret of his genius)

    An acorn is unafraid to destroy itself in growing into a tree
    - David Zindell, The Broken G

    A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you.
    - Ramsey Clark

    The reason lightening doesn't strike twice in the same place is that the same place isn't there the second time.
    - Willie Tyler

    It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English - up to 50 words used in correct context - no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.
    - Carl Sagan

    It is not best to swap horses while crossing the river.
    - Abraham Lincoln

    Mirrors should reflect a little before throwing back images.
    - Jean Cocteau

    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
    - Edmund Burke

    A small newspaper clipping was found in a Bible over one hundred years old. There was no author or source of information named, just these few lines that, over the years, have even taken on more meaning and that make this point: "At ten years of age a boy thinks his father knows a great deal, at fifteen he knows as much as his father, at twenty he knows twice as much, at thirty he is willing to take his advice, at forty he begins to think his father knows something after all, at fifty he begins to seek his advice and at sixty—after his father is dead—he thinks his father was the smartest man that ever lived."

    What we anticipate seldom occurs; what we least expect generally happens.
    - Bengamin Disraeli

    "Dear God, look at all the suffering, the anguish and distress in the world. Why don't you send help?"
    God: "I did send help. I sent you."

    When others throw bricks at you, use them to make a pathway to a successful future.
    - Grant M. Bright

    If you live long enough you'll see everything.
    - The Talmud

    The world embarrasses me, and I cannot dream

    That this watch exists and has no watchmaker.
    - Voltaire

    Are you feeling old? If not, consider this:
    The people who are in their twenties were born in the 1980s, therefore:
    They have no meaningful recollection of the Reagan era.
    They were prepubescent when the Persian Gulf War was waged.
    Black Monday 1987 is as significant to them as the Great Depression.
    Their lifetime has always included AIDS.
    Atari predates them, as do vinyl albums.
    The expression "you sound like a broken record" means nothing to them.
    They may have heard of an 8-track, but chances are they probably have never actually seen or heard one.
    The digital Disc was introduced when they were babies.
    As far as they know, stamps have always cost over 30 cents.
    They have always had an answering machine.
    Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels.
    They were born the year that Walkmen were introduced by Sony.
    They have no idea when or why Jordache jeans were cool.
    They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
    They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.
    They never heard the term "Where's the beef?
    Aspire to Inspire before you Expire.

    Of the millions of birds in the sky just a few are eagles.

    All the armies that ever marched, and all the navies that were ever built, and all the parliaments that ever sat and all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man upon the earth as powerfully as has this one solitary life.
    - Dr. James Allan Francis, describing the life of Jesus Christ

    Death is nature's way of telling you to take better care of yourself.

    "Who is that other, those 'others', to whom I entrust the task of being me?"

    "Oh-no specific person!"

    "Who is it that says what 'they say'? Who is the responsible subject of that social saying, the impersonal subject of 'they say'?

    "Ah-the people! And the 'people' is not this person or that person - 'people' is always someone else, not exactly this one or that one - it is the pure 'other', the one who is nobody. 'People' is an irresponsible 'I', the 'I' of society, the social 'I'. When I live on what 'they say' and fill my life with it, I have replaced the I which I myself am in solitude with the mass 'I' - I have made myself 'people'. Instead of living my own life, I am de-living it by changing it to otherness."
    - Ortega y Gasset, "Man and Crisis"

    WHEN I ASKED GOD
    I asked for strength and God gave me difficulties to make me strong.
    I asked for wisdom and God gave me problems to solve.
    I asked for prosperity and God gave me brawn and brain to work.
    I asked for courage and God gave dangers to overcome.
    I asked for love and God gave me troubled people to help.
    I asked for favors and God gave me opportunities.
    I received nothing I wanted.
    I received everything I needed.
    My prayer has been answered.

    Eternity is the only time measure that can do justice to all the possibilities life has to offer.
    - "The Watchtower" magazine

    One lifetime isn't enough. Just when you start to learn, it's time to go.
    - Luis Marden, writer and photographer for six decades with National Geographic, died March 3, 2003

    Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
    Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
    And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
    Must ask permission to know it and be known.
    The forest breathes. Listen. It answers,
    I have made this place around you,
    If you leave it you may come back again, saying Here.
    No two trees are the same to Raven.
    No two branches are the same to Wren.
    If what a tree or a bush does is lost on you,
    You are surely lost. Stand still. The forest knows
    Where you are. You must let it find you.
    - From the poem 'Lost' - David Wagoner

    We are a combination of nature and nurture, wired behavior and acquired behavior.
    - Grant M. Bright

    Wherever you go...There you are.
    - Buckaroo Banzai

    There are things that are so serious that you can only joke about them.
    - Heisenberg

    Some people like advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.

    Tell a man that there are 300 billion stars in the universe, and he'll believe you.... Tell him that a bench has wet paint upon it and he'll have to touch it to be sure.

    Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.

    He who slings mud generally loses ground.
    - Adlai Stevenson

    If we make peaceful revolution impossible, we make violent revolution inevitiable.
    - John F. Kennedy

    It takes a long time to understand nothing.
    - Edward Dahlberg

    In every country and every age, the priest has been hostile to Liberty.
    - Thomas Jefferson

    During almost fifteen centuries the legal establishment of Christianity has been upon trial. What has been its fruits? More or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity,; in both, superstition, bigotry, and persecution.
    - James Madison

    He who defecates on the road will meet flies on his return.
    - South African Saying

    Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
    - Sigmund Freud

    Action is eloquence.
    - Shakespeare, 'Coriolanus'

    Men make counterfeit money; in many more cases, money makes counterfeit men.
    - Sydney J. Harris

    There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.
    - Elie Wiesel

    If my sister or I took one of those school examinations where you were required to answer only 10 questions out of 12, Mother's comment on hearing this would be, 'I hope you chose the hardest ones'.
    - Margaret Bourke-White

    There are only two forces that unite men -- fear and interest.
    - Napolean Bonaparte

    Out of chaos, comes necessity.
    Out of necessity, comes invention.
    Out of invention, comes order.
    And out order, comes chaos.

    Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy.
    - The Eagles, from Take it Easy

    The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.
    - Marcus Aurelius

    Argument 1: If you don’t need it, you don’t have to have it.
    Argument 2: Better to have it, and not need it...than need it, and not have it.

    Work without purpose is insane; purpose with no work is nonsense.
    - Ysaac J. Chabo

    He who is good at making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

    He who kneels before God can stand before any man.

    Kindness is difficult to give away because it keeps coming back, usually with friends.

    Nothing ruins the truth like stretching it.

    Worry is the darkroom in which negatives are developed.

    Common sense ain't so common cause not everyone's got it.

    Forbidden fruits create many jams.

    In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on.
    - Robert Frost

    Knowledge is the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify.
    - Ambrose Bierce

    Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
    - Benjamin Franklin

    Do you realize how dumb the average person is? Well, half of the population is dumber than that.

    Civilization is a limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
    - Mark Twain

    Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.
    - Bumper Sticker

    Great minds discuss ideas.
    Average minds discuss events.
    Small minds discuss people.

    My is isn't my could be yet, but it's better than my was.

    All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher.
    - Ambrose Bierce

    A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance Accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
    - Robert Heinlein

    How long a vigil does historical violence impose on us?
    - Carlos Fuentes, Constancia

    Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
    - Susan Ertz

    Living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.
    - Hans Christian Andersen

    It’s easier to make a buck than it is to make a difference.
    - Tom Brokaw

    Is all that we see or seem but a dream within a dream?
    - Edgar Allan Poe

    Dreams come true; without that possibility nature would not incite us to have them.
    - John Updike

    Always…the rhythmic, body-honing, soul-cleansing act of walking.
    - Colin Fletcher

    So many trails; so little time.
    - Grant M. Bright

    Everything is simpler than you think, and more complex than you imagine.
    - Goethe

    Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
    - Blaise Pascal

    The world is not only queerer than we imagine – it is queerer than we can imagine.
    - Aldous Huxley

    The world is the way it is because otherwise there would be no one to ask why it is the way it is.
    - Steven Weinberg

    To live as fully, as completely as possible, to be happy... is the true aim and end to life.
    - Llewelyn Powers

    Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.
    - Albert Schweitzer

    Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
    - Red Auerbach

    What is music? This question occupied my mind for hours last night before I fell asleep. The very existence of music is wonderful, I might even say miraculous. Its domain is between though and phenomena. Like a twilight mediator, it hovers between spirit and matter, related to both, yet differing from each. It is spirit, but it is spirit subject to the measurement of time. It is matter, but it is matter that can dispense with space.
    - Heinrich Heine

    Music, once admitted to the Soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies. It wanders perturbedly through the halls and galleries of the memory, and is often heard again, distinct and living, as when it first displaced the wavelets of the air.
    - Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

    Without music, life is a journey through a desert.
    - Pat Conroy

    Learn a new language and get a new soul.
    - Czech proverb

    Laugh and the world laughs with you;
    Weep, and you weep alone
    For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
    But has trouble enough of its own.
    - Ella W. Wilcox

    Possession of material riches, without inner peace, is like dying of thirst while bathing in a lake.
    - Paramahansa Yogananda

    Happiness retreats the more intensely you pursue it.
    - Robertson Davies

    Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances.
    - Frank Lloyd Wright

    Life is pleasant.
    Death is peaceful.
    It’s the transition that’s troublesome.
    - Isaac Asimov

    Those who are willing to speak their mind only while enveloped in a cloud of anonymity should not expect their thoughts to bask in the sunshine of acceptance.
    - Grant M. Bright

    A nation is born stoic and dies Epicurean.
    - Durant

    Wisdom is everywhere.

    Uncommon wisdom is knowing how to apply it.
    - from ad for Wachovia Securities

    To read a poem
    Is to hear with our eyes
    To hear it
    Is to see it with our ears.
    - Octavio Paz

    It takes a long time to become young.
    - Pablo Picasso

    Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    We have to love people and things outside our own will and this means that we have to have fear, hope, and grief.
    - Martha Nussbaum

    The role of the press is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.
    - Edward Willis Scripps, founder of the Scripps newspaper chain

    Nothing is too wonderful to be true.
    -Michael Faraday

    Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.
    - Barry LePatner

    Truth is so obscure in these times & falsehood so established, that unless we love the truth, we cannot know it.
    - Blaise Pascal

    What can be said about the permanent risk of conflicts between nations, of civil wars, and of widespread violence, before which international organizations and national governments appear almost impotent? Faced with such threats, everyone must feel the moral duty to promote the cause of peace and understanding.
    - Pope John Paul II, from speech relative to World Day of Peace, January 1, 2001

    The word culture is taken from the word agriculture And agriculture is what is done to raw land to make it better than it was originally without changing its nature.
    - Jacques Barzun

    See life steadily and see it whole.
    - Matthew Arnold

    Thought begins in private, character in public.
    - Goethe

    We tire of things quickly, for example:
    1st man on moon - everybody was involved in watching, most remember what the first man on the moon said: "A small step ... (complete for yourself)
    2nd man on moon - watched if you happened to be home
    3rd man on moon - had to hit a golf ball to get any attention
    Yes, we get tired of things accomplished by humankind quickly.
    But, how quickly do we get tired of:
    - a beautiful sunset
    - babbling brook
    - cry of a newborn baby
    We never get tired of the things God has made. We were made to live forever, to fully explore God's creations.

    The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.

    It is easier to find a traveling companion than to get rid of one.

    A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.

    The most important 12 inch gaps in the universe exist between your head, your heart, your gut, and your hands.
    - Grant M. Bright

    Nothing in the world can take the place of persistance.
    Talent will not; nothing is more common that unsuccessful men with talent.
    Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
    Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
    Persistance and dedication alone are omnipotent.

    It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.

    I studied the lives of great men and famous women, and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work.
    - Harry S. Truman

    The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well.
    - H.T. Leslie

    There is no abstract art. You must start with something.
    - Pablo Picasso

    Luck never gives, it only lends.
    - Swedish Proverb

    Nothing lasts forever - not even your troubles.
    - Arnold H. Glasow

    Nothing in fine print is ever good news.
    - Andy Rooney

    Comedy is tragedy, plus time.
    - Carol Burnett

    Irony is when you buy a suit with two pairs of pants and then burn a hole in the coat.

    Few things are more satisfying than seeing your children have teenagers of their own.
    - Doug Larson

    Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
    - Albert Einstein , attributed

    Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
    - Albert Einstein , Out of My Later Years

    The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
    - Albert Einstein , Out of My Later Years

    The eternal mystery of the world is its comprehensibility.
    - Albert Einstein , quoted in Daniel J. Boorstin, The Discoverers

    It ain't over till it's over.
    - Yogi Berra

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

    Every animal leaves traces of what it was; man alone leaves traces of what he created.
    - Jacob Bronowski , The Ascent of Man

    Life can be lived serendipitously. Look for a serendipitious moment and be surprised by what comes.

    Attending to symptoms,we lose our purpose.
    - Shoma Morita

    You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.
    - James Thurber

    Don't waste a good imagination on worrying.

    Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
    - John Lennon

    The most common of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.
    - H.L. Mencken

    Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.
    - Timothy Leary

    Patriotism: the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons.
    - Bertrand Russell

    Patriotism: the virtue of the vicious.
    - Oscar Wilde

    Life has a value only when it has something valuable as an object.
    - Hegel

    Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
    - Salvador Hardin

    We have met the enemy and he is us.
    - Walt Kelly

    The Earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the Earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
    - Chief Seattle, leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish tribes of the Puget Sound

    Humans are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home.
    - Bill Cosby

    A radical is a man with both feet planted firmly in the air.
    - Franklin Delano Roosevelt

    A child prodigy is usually one with highly imaginative parents.

    A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
    - Sir Winston Churchill

    Sleep, riches and health, to be truly enjoyed, must be interrupted.
    - Jean Paul Richter

    Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.
    - George Burns

    When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.
    - Marquis De La Grange

    Don't write a check with your mouth that your body can't cash.

    The time comes in every life when you feel like you are bowling from behind a curtain.

    There are no free throws in life, even when you get fouled.
    - Deborah Miller Palmore, Olympian, Basketball

    One of my favorite sayings I got off a soda bottle: "No deposit, no return." To me that means that you'll get out of life about what you're willing to put into it.
    - John Naber, Four-Time Olympic Gold Medalist, Swimming

    Too much of a good thing is wonderful.

    After you've heard two eyewitness accounts of an accident, it makes you wonder about our history.

    When everybody owns it, nobody takes care of it.

    What matters is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog.
    - Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant

    Every day, try to help someone who can't reciprocate your kindness.
    - Philosophy of Coach John Wooden

    Joy is not in things, it is in us.
    - Benjamin Franklin

    The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

    The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.
    - Pascal

    We know the truth, not only by the reason, but by the heart.
    - Pascal

    In order to make a difference, you must first be able to tell the difference.
    - Stuart Heller

    Sometimes a thoroughbred has to do the work of a mule.

    Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
    - Theodore Roosevelt

    I claim not to have controlled events, but confess plainly that events have controlled me.
    - Abraham Lincoln

    A stern discipline pervades all nature, which is a little cruel that it may be kind.
    - Herbert Spenser

    If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else so you expect to find it?
    - Dogden

    The price of greatness is responsibility
    - Winston Churchill

    All motion is cyclic. It circulates to the limits of its possibilities and then returns to its starting point.
    - Robert Collier

    A small town is a place where there's no place to go where you shouldn't.
    - Burt Bacharach

    Everything that is done in the world, is done by hope.
    - Martin Luther

    Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Supply always comes on the heels of demand.
    - Robert Collier

    The trees that bend a little to the harmless breeze,
    Will later grow to withstand the wild wind.

    If there is no wind, row.

    Good things happen when you make sure good things happen.

    A little bird was flying south for the winter. It got so cold it froze up and fell to the ground in a large field. While it was lying there, a cow came by and dropped some manure on it. As it lay there in the pile of manure, it began to realize how warm it was. The manure was actually thawing him out! He lay there all warm and happy, and soon began to sing for joy. A passing cat heard the little bird singing and came to investigate. Following the sound, the cat discovered the bird under the pile of manure and promptly dug him out - and then ate him!
    The morals of the story are:
    1. Not everyone who drops manure on you is your enemy.
    2. Not everyone who digs you out of a pile of manure is your friend
    3. When you are in manure, keep your mouth shut!

    Knowledge is the only instrument of production that is not subject to diminishing returns.
    - J.M. Clark

    The only completely consistent people are dead.
    - Aldous Huxley

    There is nothing to scratch but the surface.

    You stand in your own light.
    - John Heywood

    As long as we have friendship, today is beautiful.
    As long as we have memories, yesterday remains.
    As long as we have hope, tomorrow awaits.

    No job is too small to botch.

    Take care of the beginning and the end will take care of itself.

    Duty makes us do things well.
    Love makes us do thing beautifully.

    Don't let yesterday use up too much of today.
    - Will Rogers

    There are two kinds of cleverness. One consists of thinking of a bright remark in time to say it. The other consists of thinking of it in time not to say it.

    What I can do, you cannot do. What you can do, I cannot do.
    - Mother Teresa

    Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl.

    Nothing is impossible for those who don't have to do it themselves.

    To look up and not down,
    to look forward and not back,
    to look out and not in; and
    to lend a hand.
    - Hale

    Average is the best of the worst and the worst of the best.

    Things not worth doing, are not worth doing well.
    - Kenneth Blanchard

    But is an acronym for Behold the Underlying Truth.
    - John Roger & Peter McWilliams

    Suits, ties, and panty hose are not how you dress for adventure.
    - Peter Block

    You can't tell which way the train went by looking at the tracks.

    Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

    Someone who thinks logically provides a nice contrast to the real world.

    Friends may come and friends may go, but enemies accumulate.

    The more you run over a dead cat, the flatter it gets.

    No matter how thin you make a pancake, it always has two sides.

    A man's main job is to become supremely aware of and intimately involved in the great issues of his time.

    Don't complain that you are not getting what you want,
    Just be glad you are not getting what you deserve!

    A wise man doesn't just wait for the right opportunity,
    He creates the right opportunity.

    There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live.
    - John Truslow Adams

    You never know how many apples there are in a seed.

    The one who complains about the way the ball bounces is likely the one who dropped it.

    One gift creates appreciation, many gifts create expectation.
    - Tony & Grant Bright

    Things are more like they used to be than they are now.

    Things are more like they are today than they ever were before.

    When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.
    - Eric Hoffer

    You can pick your friends; you can pick your nose; but don't try to pick your friend's nose!

    Time is nature's way of making sure that everything doesn't happen at once.

    You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.
    - Mark Twain

    It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.

    It is much easier to suggest solutions when you know nothing about the problem.

    Power doesn't corrupt people, people corrupt power.
    - William Gaddis

    The highest happiness of man is to have probed what is knowable and quietly to revere what is unknowable.
    - Goethe

    If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.
    - Lin Yutang

    No individual raindrop ever considers itself responsible for the flood.

    No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.
    - George Hean Nathan

    It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do for which we are accountable.
    - Moliere

    Hindsight is an exact science.

    A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.
    - Sir Isaac Newton

    No generalization is true... including this one.

    Don't wrestle a pig in a mud hole. You both get all dirty, and the pig enjoys it.

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

    An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.
    - G. K. Chesterson

    The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from.

    Furious activity is no substitute for understanding.
    - H. H. Williams

    CYNIC: One who not only reads bitter lessons from the past, but who is prematurely disappointed with the future.

    One person's constant is another person's variable.
    - Susan Gerhart

    I tried gardening once. My garden was one hundred percent natural. It had no pesticides, no chemicals, no additives ... and no vegetables, no fruits and no flowers.

    Pandora's Rule: Never open a box you didn't close.

    Anytime you demonstrate something, the number of faults is proportional to the number of viewers.

    Carelessly planned projects take three times longer to complete than expected; carefully planned projects only twice as long.

    If all economists were laid end to end they would not reach a conclusion.
    - George Bernard Shaw

    We have two ends,
    With a common link;
    With one we sit,
    With one we think.
    Success depends on what we use
    Heads we win; tails we lose!

    Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
    - John Lennon

    In an avalanche, each snowflake will claim its innocence.

    White man builds big fire, stands back. Indian builds little fire, huddles close.

    It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
    - John Wooden

    If you took all the economists in the world and laid them end-to-end, they couldn't reach a conclusion.

    Ignorance doesn't kill you, but it makes you sweat a lot.
    - Haitian Proverb

    Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice.
    - H. L. Mencken

    He who knows only his own generation remains forever a child.

    If you have your sight, you are blessed. If you have insight, you are a thousand times blessed.

    Past experience should be a guidepost, not a hitching post.

    If one person calls you an ass, don't worry about it. But if four people call you an ass, you had better go out and buy yourself a saddle.

    A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
    - Anglund

    The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
    - Dolly Parton

    You will not be punished FOR your anger. You will be punished BY your anger.

    Circumstances do not make a man - they reveal him.

    Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications ... are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much.
    - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Everything should be as simple as possible, but not simpler.
    - Einstein

    FANATIC: Someone who redoubles his effort when he has forgotten his aim.

    There is one thing to admire about TV-sitcom families - they never waste time watching television!

    Empty wagons make the most noise.
    - Mrs. Dukes, Nick's 8th grade teacher

    You can see a lot by observing.
    - Yogi Berra

    I first learned the concepts of non-violence in my marriage.
    - Ghandhi

    Age is a high price to pay for maturity.

    Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
    - Pablo Picasso

    Everything must degenerate into work if anything is to happen.
    - Peter Drucker

    Experience is not what happens to a man. It's what a man does with what happens to him.
    - Aldous Huxley

    We're all in this alone.
    - Lily Tomlin

    The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
    - B.F. Skinner

    Life is complicated ... that's why it is fun!

    Your children need your presence more than your presents.
    - Jesse Jackson

    There is no mechanical problem so difficult that it cannot be solved by brute force and ignorance.

    Never disagree with anyone who buys ink by the barrel.

    It's hard to be nostalgic when you can't remember anything.

    No job is too small to botch.

    Albert Einstein when asked what he considered to be the most powerful force in the universe answered: "Compound interest!"

    There is nothing to scratch but the surface.

    If crime doesn't pay ... and if we don't get paid for overtime ... isn't working overtime a crime?

    What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.
    - Mignon McLaughlin

    Without discipline, there is no life at all.
    - Katharine Hepburn

    Remember, we're all in this alone.

    It's hard to be nostalgic when you can't remember anything.

    No job is too small to botch.

    It is not the ship in the water but the water in the ship that sinks it. (I'm not exactly sure what this means or how it can be used but it sounds significant!)

    Consider not how to work to make a living, but how to make a living work.

    It takes both rain and sunshine to make a rainbow.

    Pray as if it was all up to God. Work as if it was all up to you.

    Some cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go.

    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.

    When the teacher is ready, the learners will come.

    When the learner is ready, the teacher will come.

    Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you. - A. Huxley

    If someone says that you are a "model" instructor, husband or whatever, just remember that a "model" is defined as "a small replica of the real thing"!

    The whole theory of the universe is directed unerringly to one single individual.
    - Walt Whitman

    You have to take life as it happens, but you should try to make it happen the way you want to take it.

    Power is like being a lady ... if you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
    - Margaret Thatcher

    The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.
    - Albert Einstein

    Some days you're the bug. Some days you're the windshield.

    I wonder WHY.
    I WONDER why.
    I wonder why I wonder.
    I wonder why I wonder why I wonder why I wonder.
    - Richard Feynman, Nobel prize-winning physicist

    According to your beliefs, so it is done unto you.
    - Ancient Text

    When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a very small package.

    Today's laurels are tomorrow's compost.

    LIFE:
    1. You do some stuff.
    2. Some works.
    3. You do more of the stuff that works.
    4. What works is copied by others.
    5. Go to step 1.

    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.

    Courage is not limited to the battlefield or the Indianapolis 500 or bravely catching a thief in your house. The real tests of courage are much quieter. They are the inner tests, like remaining faithful when nobody's looking, like enduring pain when the room is empty, like standing alone when you're misunderstood.

    Publishing a book on poetry ... (substitute any other appropriate expression) ... is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.

    The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
    - Helen Keller

    Life is raw material. We are artisans. We can sculpt our existence into something beautiful, or debase it into ugliness. It's in our hands.
    - Cathy Better

    Some people forget to plant in the spring, idle away the summer hours and then expect to reap in the fall.

    People are most lovable when they allow themselves to be vulnerable.

    Cynicism is the protection of the mind against threatening thoughts, ideas and concepts.
    Sarcasm is the protection of the tongue against threatening thoughts, ideas and concepts.

    When man discovered the mirror (the social mirror of what others think of us), he began to lose his soul.

    The art of becoming wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
    - William James

    Only the most foolish of mice would hide in a cat's ear. But only the wisest of cats would think to look there.

    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.

    A critic is usually a person who knows the way but can't drive the car.

    The middle of the road is where the white line is - and that's the worst place to drive.
    - Robert Frost

    If your efforts are sometimes greeted with indifference, don't lose heart. The sun puts on a wonderful show at daybreak, yet most of the people in the audience go on sleeping.
    - Ada Teixeira

    Paradox: If you give up the need for security, you will be secure.

    Learn to pause...or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you.
    - Doug King

    The child is the father of the man.
    - William Wordsworth

    A winner loses more often than losers.

    Never try to take a sip through a fire hose.

    If you rest, you rust.

    I'd rather know some of the questions than all of the answers.
    - James Thurber

    The trouble with self-made men is that they tend to worship their creator.

    You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no long in your power - he's free again.

    Whatever you resist, persists.

    I tell you Wellington is a bad general, the English are bad soldiers; we will settle this matter by lunch time.
    - Napoleon Bonaparte

    Looks like the upper hand is on the other foot.
    - Leslie Nielsen ("Hotshots! Part Deaux")

    Patient, heal thyself!

    Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important.
    - T.S. Eliot

    This life is a test; it is only a test. If it were a real life, you would have received instructions on where to go and what to do.
    - Unknown

    This life is a test! It is only a test. If it had been a real life I would have been given instructions on where to go and what to do.
    - Anonymous

    Sometimes I get the feeling that the whole world is against me, but deep down inside I know that's not true. There are a few people who are probably neutral.

    The future influences the present just as much as the past.
    - Nietzche

    The reason lightening doesn't strike twice in the same place is that the same place isn't there the second time.
    - Willie Tyler

    Emotion is not something shameful, subordinate, second-rate; It is a supremely valid phase of humanity at its noblest and most mature.

    The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
    - George Santayana

    It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit.
    - Antoine Rivarol

    While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.
    - Samuel Johnson

    Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of the tree. If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots.
    - Nathaniel Hawthorne

    If the people don't want to come out to the park, nobody's gonna stop them.
    - Yogi Berra

    Sometimes when you rationaLIZE what you are really doing is making up rational LIES.

    You belong to a small, but select group of confused people.
    - Message in fortune cookie

    You can't have everything. Where would you put it?
    - Stephen Wright

    Reality is something you rise above.
    - Liza Minnelli

    Never do card tricks for the group you play poker with.

    Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction.
    - Picasso

    You REAP what You SOW: Life is like a boomerang. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy.

    It's what you learn AFTER you think you know it all that counts.

    The squeaking wheel doesn't always get the grease. Sometimes it gets replaced.

    The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for.
    - Joseph Addison

    Time is a trick of nature, designed to prevent everything from happening at once.

    In times like these it helps to recall there have always been times like these.
    - P. Harvey

    The child is constantly confronted with the nagging question: "What are you going to be?" Courageous would be the youngster who could look the adult squarely in the face and say, "I'm not going to BE anything; I already am." We adults would be shocked by such an insolent remark, for we have forgotten, if indeed we ever knew, that a child is an active, participating and contributing member of society from birth. Childhood isn't a time when he is molded into a human who will then live life; he is a human who is living life. No child will miss the zest and joy of living unless these are denied him by adults who have convinced themselves that childhood is a period of preparation.

    Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
    - Goethe

    It's the little things in life that can "eat you alive": How many people here have ever been bitten by an elephant? How many people here have ever been bitten by a mosquito?

    Al Juodikis's Rules of Life

  • If Jack's in love, he's no judge of Jill's beauty
  • Too much of the world is run on the theory that you don't need road manners if you are a five-ton truck
  • - It is difficult to see the picture when you are inside the frame
  • - When it comes to helping you, some people stop at nothing
  • - One of these days is None of these days

    Tom Hirshfield's Rules of Thumb:
  • If you hit every time the target's too near
  • Never learn details before deciding on a first approach
  • Never state a problem to yourself in the same terms as it was brought to you

    How long after you are gone will ripples remain as evidence that you were cast into the pool of life?
    - Grant Bright

    Anyone who lives within his means suffers from a lack of imagination.

    Beware of no man more than of yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.
    - Charles Spurgeon

    The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts it.
    - William James

    We shall not cease from exploring, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
    - T.S. Elliot

    No involvement ... no commitment.

    Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
    - Goethe

    80% of the meaningful results in your life flow from 20% of your activities. (Pareto's law)

    He who understands the "WHY" can live with any "WHAT" or "HOW".

    In times of storm, the shallowness of the root structure is revealed.

    Almost every significant breakTHROUGH is a breakWITH.

    "Personality" is just the tip of the iceberg of ones true "character".

    If you want to retain the loyalty of those who are present, you must show loyalty to those who are absent.

    Principles are self-evident, self-validating, timeless and universal.
    Example: The Law of the Harvest: "You will reap what you sow".

    Don't be so humble - you're not that great.
    - N. Ghandi

    Just as you rotate tires so that they wear evenly, so you need to rotate or balance your activities in life. This helps cope with stress.

    We are more like human BECOMINGS that we are human BEINGS.

    When it is darkest, the stars come out.

    We ain't what we want to be, And we ain't what we gonna be, But we ain't what we wuz.
    - Carolina mountain proverb

    When you fall, don't get up empty handed.

    One never goes as far as when one doesn't know where one is going.
    - Goethe

    To be considered an "EXPERT", one needs a large amount of knowledge of only a relatively few variety. In contrast, an ordinary person's "common sense" involves a much larger variety of different types of knowledge - and this requires more complicated management systems. It is easier to acquire specialized knowledge than common sense knowledge.
    - Marvin Minsky

    Every action has an equal and opposite criticism.

    The more equally attractive two alternatives seem, the harder it can be to choose between them - no matter that, to the same degree, the choice can only matter less.
    - Edward Fredkin's Paradox

    Societies need rules that make no sense for individuals. For example, it makes no difference whether a single car drives on the left or on the right. But it makes all the difference when there are many cars!
    - Marvin Minsky

    You cannot THINK about thinking, without thinking about thinking about something.

    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

    Given any controversial topic, any book about it that reaches the best-seller list is most likely wrong.
    - Henry Palka of Hartford, Connecticut

    As a person grows WISER, they talk less and say more.

    It is the mark of civilized people never to go to bed on the same day that they got up.

    Some people seem to easily become involved with projects that could only be described as a very big dances around a very small fires.

    It is always easier to ride a horse in the direction it is going. If the horse dies, get off of it.

    Ever notice that people who try to give you ADVICE never seem as intelligent as those who ask for yours?

    AMBITION never gets anywhere until it forms a partnership with WORK.

    Solitude is a good place to visit but a poor place to stay.

    Some people see more in a walk around the block than others see in a trip around the world.

    Treat strangers as if you expected to see them again.

    TALENT is knowing how to do something; JUDGMENT is knowing whether to do it.

    There is nothing as annoying as a good EXAMPLE!!
    - Mark Twain

    LIFE is the process of creating MEMORIES - let's work on creating good ones.

    EXPERT: A person who learns more and more about less and less until s/he knows everything about nothing. Converse: A person who learns less and less about more and more until s/he knows nothing about everything.

    EXPERT: An "EX" is a has-been such as in "Ex-President", a "SPURT" is a drip under pressure, so an EXPERT is a "has-been drip under pressure"!

    RELATIVITY: Some Sobering Thoughts: If the sun was hollow, it could contain more than one million worlds the size of our earth. There are stars in space so large that they could easily hold 500 million suns the size of ours. There are about 100 billions stars in the average galaxy -- and at least 100 million galaxies in known space.

    If you know you're in trouble and ask for HELP ... you're NOT in trouble.
    If you know you're in trouble and don't ask for help ... you ARE in trouble.

    Until we can manage TIME, we can manage nothing else.
    - Peter Drucker

    It is the mark of an instructed mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness when only an approximation of the truth is possible.
    - Aristotle

    We have inherited the past; we can create the future.

    When you try to make an IMPRESSION, sometimes that is the impression you make.

    People are as small as the things that annoy them.

    The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his TONGUE.

    Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people.

    Great OPPORTUNITIES come to those who make the most of small ones.

    When a person is always RIGHT, there is something WRONG.

    He climbs the highest who helps another.

    When someone demands blind OBEDIENCE, you'd be a fool not be peek.

    As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means that you cannot soar as you otherwise might.

    The only difference between a RUT and a grave is how deep, how wide and how long you are in it. - Charles Garfield

    EGOTISM and CONCEIT are the only diseases that make everybody sick except those that have them.

    LUCK is when PREPARATION and OPPORTUNITY meet.

    End of Quotes on "Points to Ponder"

    12/10/2008

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