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September 10th, 2007


So, my new job has a very strict internet policy. This means quotes will be very irregular if at all in the future. Sorry folks!

September 5th, 2007

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Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world in the eye.
--Helen Keller

It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out--it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
-Robert Service

Good words are worth much, and cost little.
~ George Herbert

September 3rd, 2007

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Reputation is character minus what you’ve been caught doing.
-Michael Iapoce

Hope is like a road in the country; there wasn't ever a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.
--Lin Yutang

August 2nd, 2007

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Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possiblity.
-Oprah Winfrey

Character is the final decision
to reject whatever is demeaning to oneself
or to others
and with confidence and honesty
choose what is right.
~ Arthur Trudeau

I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.
-Emmylou Harris

"Each indecision brings its own delays and days are lost lamenting over lost days... What you can do or think you can do, begin it. For boldness has magic, power, and genius in it."
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be."
-- Harvey Mackay

"Choice determines direction...Decision determines destiny...."
-- Doug Firebaugh

"Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by traffic from both sides."
-- Margaret Thatcher

It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish.
~S. I. Hayakawa (1906-1992), Educator and politician

A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way.
~Caroline Gordon (1895-1981), Writer

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

August 1st, 2007

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Life is a compromise of what your ego wants to do, what experience tells you to do, and what your nerves let you do.
-Bruce Crampton

Courage is the ladder on which
all the other virtues mount.
~ Clare Boothe Luce (in Reader's Digest, 1979)

We learn as much from sorrow as from joy, as much from illness as from health, from handicap as from advantage and indeed perhaps more.
-Pearl S. Buck

Each handicap is like a hurdle in a steeplechase, and when you ride up to it, if you throw your heart over, the horse will go along, too.
--Lawrence Bixby

July 31st, 2007

(no subject)

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
-Walter Bagehot

If we are not responsible
for the thoughts that pass our doors,
we are at least responsible for those
we admit and entertain.
~ Charles B. Newcomb

Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, 'I'm with you kid. Let's go.
--Maya Angelou

July 30th, 2007

(no subject)

Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose.
-Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Be yourself. No one can ever tell you you're doing it wrong.
-James Leo Herlihy

"What is powerful is when what you say is just the tip of the iceberg of what you know."
-- Jim Rohn

"It takes a lot of things to prove you are smart, but only one thing to prove you are ignorant."
-- Don Herold

To do great and important tasks, two things are necessary: a plan and not quite enough time.
~Author unknown

I find television very educating.
Every time somebody turns on the set,
I go into the other room
and read a book.
~ Groucho Marx

June 28th, 2007

(no subject)

Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
~ Denis Waitley

NOTE: Work is very busy and will be until probably September. This means quote posting will be sporatic at best. :) Sorry y'all!

June 25th, 2007

(no subject)

Until you can apply the information that you've learned, then and only then will you be rewarded.
~ Andy Fueh

A good laugh is sunshine in a house.
-William Makepeace Thackeray

The oldest books are only just out to those who have not read them.
~ Samuel Butler

Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.
--Clementine Paddleford

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process,
gradually changing opinions,
slowly eroding old barriers,
quietly building new structures.
~ John F. Kennedy

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

It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.
--e.e. cummings

Your work is to discover your work and then, with all your heart, to give yourself to it.
-The Buddha

A mistake in judgment isn't fatal, but too much anxiety about judgment is.
~ Pauline Kael

It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.
~ Ren Descartes

June 22nd, 2007

(no subject)

Silence is the mother of truth.
~ Benjamin Disraeli (Tancred Or, The New Crusade)

Business opportunities are like buses, there's always another one coming.
~ Richard Branson

We must travel in the direction of our fear.
-John Bunyan

Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.
--Ruth Renkel

Change your thoughts, and you change your world.
-Norman Vincent Peale
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