Words of Wisdom

Grams has been a lifelong collector of quotes. I've been wanting to share them for quite a while, but I'm not sure what the best way to do that is. So, for now, I'm just going to post them here. They are not in any particular order.

"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 know and what you don't." – Anatole France

"There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live." – Dalai Lama

"Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge." – Eckhart Tolle

"Don't prepare. Begin. Our enemy is not lack of preparation. The enemy is resistance, our chattering brain producing excuses. Start before you are ready." – Steven Pressfield

"Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be." – Shel Silverstein

"Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it." – Ann Landers

"We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them." – William Arthur Ward

"We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and mystery." – H. G. Wells
"Forgiveness does not always lead to a healed relationship. Some people are not capable of love, and it might be wise to let them go along with your anger. Wish them well, and let them go their way." – Anonymous

"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight." – Kahlil Gibran

"You can take from every experience what it has to offer you. And you cannot be defeated if you just keep taking one breath followed by another." – Oprah Winfrey
"There are no easy answers but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right." – Ronald Reagan

"There's always going to be bad stuff out there. But here's the amazing thing -- light trumps darkness, every time. You stick a candle into the dark, but you can't stick the dark into the light." – Jodi Picoult

“Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.” – Theodore Roosevelt

"The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." – Eleanor Roosevelt

“I would always rather be happy than dignified.” – Charlotte Brontë

"Whoever you are, there is some younger person who thinks you are perfect. There is some work that will never be done if you don't do it. There is someone who would miss you if you were gone. There is a place that you alone can fill." – Jacob Braude

"When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened." – Winston Churchill

"Those who make peaceful protest impossible, make violent protest inevitable" – John F. Kennedy

"When in doubt, choose the kids. There will be plenty of time later to choose work" – Anna Quindlen

"Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet." – Bob Dylan

"Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." – Steve Jobs

"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to...love what you do. Your time is limited. Don't waste it living someone else's life." – Steve Jobs

“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” – John Cage

"If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done." – Ludwig Wittgenstein

"On no account brood over your wrong-doing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of
getting clean." – Aldous Huxley

 "Children must be taught how to think, not what to think." – Margaret Mead

"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library." – Jorge Luis Borges

"If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you." – Winnie the Pooh

"I don't want women ever to think they have to have it all. I think that's a revolting concept. It's so false! Sometimes you'll have some things, and sometimes you'll have other things. And you do not need it all at once; it's not good for you!" – Emma Thompson

"There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow." – O.S. Marden

"Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them, and you have their shoes." – Frieda Norris

"Big girls need big diamonds." – Elizabeth Taylor

"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children." – Alex Haley

"Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers." – Charles William Elliot

"Be true to your work, your word, and your friend." – Henry David Thoreau

"No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change." – Barbara de Angelis

"Every problem or difficulty you face contains the seed of an equal or greater advantage or benefit." – Napoleon Hill

"A good marriage is the union of two good forgivers." – Ruth Bell Graham

"People tend to be generous when sharing their nonsense, fear, and ignorance. And while they seem quite eager to feed you their negativity, please remember that sometimes the diet we need to be on is a spiritual and emotional one. Be cautious with what you feed your mind and soul. Fuel yourself with positivity and let that fuel propel you into positive action." – Steve Maraboli

"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." – Thomas Jefferson

"Any astronomer can predict with absolute accuracy just where every star in the universe will be at 11.30 tonight. He can make no such prediction about his teenage daughter." – James T. Adams

 "Believe in God, but row away from the rocks." – Old Indian Proverb

"You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if its just in your own eyes." – Walter M. Schirra, Sr.

“ Do or do not, there is no try. ” – Yoda

“We have grown literally afraid to be poor. We despise anyone who elects to be poor in order to simplify and save his inner life. If he does not join the general scramble and pant with the money-making street, we deem him spiritless and lacking in ambition.” – William James

“As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.” – David Henry Thoreau

"To be true to one’s own freedom is, in essence, to honor and respect the freedom of all others." – Dwight D. Eisenhower

"I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First, let her think she's having her own way. And second, let her have it." – Lyndon B. Johnson

"What you love is a sign from your higher self of what you are to do." – Sanaya Roman

"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children." – Alex Haley

"Bless you, my darling, and remember you are always in the heart - oh tucked so close there is no chance of escape - of your sister." – Katherine Mansfield

"If you don't understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child." – Linda Sunshine

"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship." – Margaret Mead

"You can kid the world. But not your sister." – Charlotte Gray

"Sisters don't need words. They have perfected a language of snarls and smiles and frowns and winks - expressions of shocked surprise and incredulity and disbelief. Sniffs and snorts and gasps and sighs - that can undermine any tale you're telling."– Pam Brown

"We know one another's faults, virtues, catastrophes, mortifications, triumphs, rivalries, desires, and how long we can each hang by our hands to a bar. We have been banded together under pack codes and tribal laws." – Rose Macaulay

"You keep your past by having sisters. As you get older, they're the only ones who don't get bored if you talk about your memories." – Deborah Moggach

"Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else." – Les Brown

"In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility." – Eleanor Roosevelt

"I have found that if you love life, life will love you back." – Arthur Rubinstein

“Happiness is the by-product of an effort to make someone else happy.” ― Gretta Brooker Palmer

"All we have of freedom, all we use or know - This our fathers bought for us long and long ago."  – Rudyard Kipling, The Old Issue, 1899

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived." – George S. Patton

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. ” – Ferris Bueller

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." – George Bernard Shaw

"You do too much. Go and do nothing for a while. Nothing." – Lillian Hellman

"Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come." – Robert H. Schuller

"It's better to be an optimist who is sometimes wrong than a pessimist who is always right." – Unknown

"A man is but the product of his thoughts, what he thinks, he becomes." – Mahatma Gandhi

“Admitting an error clears the score and proves you wiser than before.” – Arthur Guiterman

"Associate with the noblest people you can find, read the best books, live with the mighty. But learn to be happy alone. Rely upon your own energies, and so do not wait for, or depend on other people." – Thomas Davidson

“If one is out of touch with oneself, then one cannot touch others.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure." – Gene Perret

"If wrinkles must be written upon our brows, let them not be written upon the heart. The spirit should never grow old." – James A. Garfield

You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing. – Marie Stopes

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions and the roots spring up in all directions.” – Amelia Earhart

"It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." – Oscar Wilde

“Service to others is the rent you pay for living on this planet.” – Marian Wright Edelman

“Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy you the kind of misery you prefer.” – Author Unknown

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” – Anaïs Nin

"Labels are for filing. Labels are for clothing. Labels are not for people." – Martina Navratilova

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf

"There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud." – Carl Sandburg

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” – Charles Dickens

“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” – Louis L'Amour

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." – Carl Bard

"Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back." – Harvey MacKay

To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting. – Edmund Burke

"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement." – Golda Meir

Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged. – Helen Keller

“Be a good ancestor. Stand for something bigger than yourself. Add value to the Earth during your sojourn.” – Marian Wright Edelman

"If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people." – Virginia Woolf

“Freedom lies in being bold” – Robert Frost

“My primary relationship is with myself- all others are mirrors of it. As I learn to love myself, I automatically receive the love and appreciation that I desire from others. If I am committed to myself and to living my truth, I will attract others with equal commitment…” – Shakti Gawain

"Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." – Desmond Tutu

"Getting a woman to do something she doesn't want to is like trying to baptize a cat." – Dr Phil

“She’s got this real funny idea about a diet: you don’t get fat if no one sees you eating.” – Gloria Naylor

“Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.” – Mother Teresa

"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing." – Mother Teresa

"Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason" – Jerry Seinfeld

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." – Robert A. Heinlein

"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." – MLK

"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." – Sir Winston Churchill

"My tastes are simple: I am easily satisfied with the best." – Winston S. Churchill

"We may not be able to stop all evil in the world, but I know that how we treat one another is entirely up to us." – Barack Obama

"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it." – Mark Twain

“Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die: so let us all be thankful.” – Buddha

"Gratitude is the heart's memory." – French proverb

“If you have to make mistakes, make them good and big, don’t be middling in anything if you can help it.” – Hildegard Knef

Should you find yourself at a loss, wondering what life is all about and what your purpose is, be thankful. There are those who didn't live long enough to get the opportunity to wonder.  – Unknown

"When you make a mistake, there are only three things you should ever do about it: admit it, learn from it, and do not repeat it." – Paul "Bear" Bryant

“There is nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not be a child.” – Erma Bombeck

“A home without a grandmother is like an egg without salt.” – Florence King

"This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live." – Omar Bradley

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. ” – Anne Bradstreet

Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve. – Benjamin Franklin

"Giving presents is a talent; to know what a person wants, to know when and how to get it, to give it lovingly and well." – Pamela Glenconner

"Never bear more than one trouble at a time. Some people bear three kinds -- all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have." – Edward Everett Hale

"It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it." – Sam Levenson

"In literature as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others." – Andre Maurois

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"Don't reserve your best behavior for special occasions. You can't have two sets of manners, two social codes -- one for those you admire and want to impress, another for those whom you consider unimportant. You must be the same to all people." – Lillian Eichler Watson

"No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit." – Helen Keller

"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that." – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

"Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one." – Sam Rayburn

"You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can." – Jimmy Carter

"The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it." – William James

"Anyone can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathize with a friend's success." – Oscar Wilde

“You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.” – Anouk Aimee

1. The only thing I have control of is myself.
2. I will hold no expectations especially with those I love so dearly.
3. I will choose happiness every chance I get. It is a choice.
4. I will forgive myself for my faults and not punish myself.
5. Even chaos has a divine order...find the beauty in chaos.

"American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers." –William Somerset Maugham

"The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." – Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow." – Woodrow Wilson

“Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.” – Chinese Proverb

“Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.” – George Eliot

"There will be a time when loud-mouthed, incompetent people seem to be getting the best of you. When that happens, you only have to be patient and wait for them to self-destruct. It never fails." – Richard Rybolt

“When you look at your child, think, you are the most important person that child will ever meet.” – Jamie Lee Curtis

TEAMWORK - Pretending to get along with slackers, to reach a common goal that is stupid. That about sums it up.

“The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water, but to walk on the earth.” – Chinese Proverb

The more you read, the more you know.
The more you know, the smarter you grow.
The smarter you grow, the stronger your voice
When speaking your mind or making your choice.

"The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves." – Anonymous

"You just can't beat the person who won't give up." – Babe Ruth

“Sooner or later we all quote our mothers.” – Bern Williams

"Someone once said to snap my fingers on my birthday to realize how precious time is. The 1st year I just did it, the 2nd I saw how quickly the year had flown by, the 3rd year I was languid, the 4th victoriously jubilant. This year the snap is different, a reminder to love fully, worry less, and play as often as I can. So snap your fingers on your next birthday and see what you find out. You might just be surprised." – Jennifer Richter

“Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. ” – St. Francis de Sales

"I say to my child, I will explain to you as much of life as I can, but you must remember that there is a part of life for which you are the explanation." – Robert Brault

"Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise. Give lifting that person your best shot, but don't hang around long enough for his or her bad attitude to pull you down. Instead, surround yourself with optimistic people." – Zig Ziglar

“The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.” – Erma Bombeck

"You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." – Christopher Robin to Pooh

"The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another." – William James

“I'll tell you a big secret, my friend. Don't wait for the last judgment. It takes place every day.” – Albert Camus

“We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.” – Bill Watterson

“Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see life with a clearer view again.” – Alex Tan"

"Develop your eccentricities while you are young. That way, when you get old, people won't think you're going gaga." – David Ogilvy

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." – Jimi Hendrix

“Flattery is telling the other person precisely what he thinks about himself” – Dale Carnegie

“The well, and healthy thing to do when you are in a relationship or job that is no longer in alignment with your own integrity and core values is to walk away from it.” – Teresa Lynn Dunn

“There comes a time in your life when you realize who will always matter, who does matter, and who never did. So don’t worry about people from your past; there’s a reason why they didn’t make it to your future.” – anonymous

"The basic difference between being assertive and being aggressive is how our words and behaviors affect the rights and well being of others." – Sharon Anthony

“If I had to live my life again, I’d make the same mistakes, only sooner.” – Tallulah Bankhead

"There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will." – Epictetus

"When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free." – Catherine Ponder

“Wisdom doesn’t automatically come with old age. Nothing does—except wrinkles. It’s true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place.” – Abigail Van Buren

"You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth." – Shira Tehrani

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours” – Swedish Proverb

"Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck." – Dalai Lama

“On no account brood over your wrong-doing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.” – Aldous Huxley

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman

“Above all, don't fear difficult moments. The best comes from them.” – Rita Levi-Montalcini

“In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” – Lee Iacocca

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same." – Ronald Reagan

“Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

"You don't have to be a person of influence to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they've taught me." – Scott Adams

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see." – John Burroughs

"Be always at war with yourself your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man." – Benjamin Franklin

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."–  Earl Nightingale

“Never follow someone else's path ... unless you're in the woods and you're lost and you see a path then by all means you should follow that.” – Ellen DeGeneres

“The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.” – Thomas Henry Huxley

"Live truth instead of professing it." – Elbert Hubbard

"You cannot hope to build a better world without improving individuals." – Marie Curie

“Don't feel entitled to anything you don't sweat and struggle for.” – Marian Wright Edelman

"This is my depressed stance. When you're depressed, it makes a lot of difference how you stand. The worst thing you can do is straighten up and hold your head high because then you'll start to feel better. If you're going to get any joy out of being depressed, you've got to stand like this." – Charlie Brown

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up." – Thomas Edison

"I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities." – Dr. Seuss

"This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind... let it be something good." – Author Unknown

“It is wonderful what you can do when you have to.” – C.S. Lewis

"I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time." – Jack London

"Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory or defeat.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“It took me a long time, she said, to stop confusing safety with love.” – from Story People

“The present is what slips by us while we're pondering the past and worrying about the future.”–   Ziggy

“Perfection of character is this: to live each day as if it were your last, without frenzy, without apathy, without pretense.” – Marcus Aurelius

"You are the trip I did not take; You are the pearls I cannot buy; You are my blue Italian lake; You are my piece of foreign sky." – Anne Campbell

“Failure is a part of life. The most important part. It’s the part that teaches us things, and it’s the part that hurts.” – Marshall Mann

"Goodness is the only investment that never fails." – Henry David Thoreau

“If you stay ready, you ain't gotta get ready.” – Will Smith

“Happy girls are the prettiest” – Audrey Hepburn

"Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands." – Anne Frank

"Pay attention when an old dog is barking." – Old Proverb

"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." – Charles M. Schulz

"You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand." – The Velveteen Rabbit

"You are the poem I dreamed of writing, the masterpiece I longed to paint. You are the shining star I reached for in my ever-hopeful quest for life fulfilled. You are my child. Now with all things I am blessed."

"To the outside world we all grow old, but not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other’s hearts … we live outside the touch of time." – Clara Ortega

"There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go." – Jean Paul Richter

"Lord, look down from heaven above and bless this little child with love. Protect and guide this little one until each and every day is done. Remind us often that it’s true: This little life is a gift from you. A miracle you’ve sent our way. Lord, bless this little child today."

"If there is ever a tomorrow when we are not together, there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But most important of all, even if we are apart, I’ll always be with you." – A. A. Milne

"If, out of time, I could pick one moment and keep it shining, always new, of all the days that I have lived, I’d pick the moment I met you."

"How much do I love you? I’ll tell you no lie. How deep is the ocean? How high is the sky?" – Irving Berlin

"Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were here an hour I would die for you. This is the miracle of love." – Maureen Hawkins

Angels are watching over you…their wings wrap gently around you whispering you are loved and blessed.

"The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away." – Barbara Kingsolver

"What we must decide is how we are valuable rather than how valuable we are." – Edgar Z. Friedenberg

"The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn."– David Russell

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could..." – Ralph Waldo Emerson,

"Patriots always talk of dying for their country but never of killing for their country." – Bertrand Russell

"I'm saying this is the South. And we're proud of our crazy people. We don't hide them up in the attic. We bring 'em right down to the living room and show 'em off. See, Phyllis, no one in the South ever asks if you have crazy people in your family. They just ask what side they're on." – Julia Sugarbaker, Designing Women

"Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you're not really losing it. You're just passing it on to someone else." – Mitch Albom

“In every life we have some trouble, but when you worry you make it double. Don't worry. Be happy.” Bobby McFerrin

"It's all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back." -- Mick Jagger

"To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life." – William Londen

"Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made." – Wayne Dyer

“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” – Paul the Apostle 2 Corinthians 9:6

"We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves." – Lynn Hall

"The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention." – Barbara Walters

"Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't." – Erica Jong

"If we do not change our direction, we are likely to end up where we are headed." – Chinese Proverb

"While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us." – Benjamin Franklin

"Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company." – George Washington

"What is a great love of books? It is something like a personal introduction to the great and good men of all past times. Books, it is true, are silent as you see them on their shelves; but, silent as they are, when I enter a library I feel as if almost the dead were present, and I know if I put questions to these books they will answer me with all the faithfulness and fullness which has been left in them by the great men who have left the books with us." – John Bright

"A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn." – Author Unknown

"Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you can't get more time." – Jim Rohn

"Because God never slams a door in your face without opening a box of Girl Scout cookies..." – Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

"It's not enough to be busy... the question is: what are we busy about?" – Henry David Thoreau

"Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then... do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen." – Lee Iacocca

"The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves." – Anonymous

"Things and persons appear to us according to the light we throw upon them from our own minds. How unconsciously we judge others by the light that is within ourselves, condemning or approving them by our own conception of right and wrong, honor and dishonor! We show by our judgment just what the light within us is." – Laura Ingalls Wilder

"You will have significant experiences. I hope you will write them down and keep a record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experiences." – Gordon B. Hinckley

"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; And because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do."

"Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart." – Alan Alda

“The life of your dreams is not a different life. It's the life you have now, transformed by your being more positive and more loving .” – Marianne Williamson

“Lay hold of today's task and you will not depend so much upon tomorrow's.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“He who knows most, knows how little he knows.” – Thomas Jefferson

"Life isn't about how you survived the storm ... it's about how you danced in the rain!"

"Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him." – Aldous Huxley

"I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship." – Pietro Aretino

“Accepting presents from gentlemen is a dangerous thing. Some men conclude from your taking one gift that you will accept another, and think themselves encouraged by it to offer their hearts to you…” The Young Lady’s Friend - 1857

"The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny." – Albert Ellis

“I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.” – Thomas Paine

"Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no result, one day a light that is in exact proportion to them will flood the soul." – Simone Weil

"Without forgiveness life is governed by...an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation." – Roberto Assagioli

"The most aggravating thing about the younger generation is that I no longer belong to it." – Albert Einstein

"They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing." – Hindu Proverb

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one." – Mark Twain

"We cannot destroy kindred: our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break." – Marquise de Sévigné

"What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories." – George Eliot

"Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family." – Anthony Brandt

"In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future." – Alex Haley

"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city." – George Burns

"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one." – Jane Howard

"As much as we need a prosperous economy, we also need a prosperity of kindness and decency." –   Caroline Kennedy

"The basic difference between being assertive and being aggressive is how our words and behaviors affect the rights and well being of others." – Sharon Anthony Bower, author

"Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice which says, 'This is the real me,' and when you have found that attitude, follow it." – James Truslow Adams

"Be wise in the use of time. The question in life is not how much time do we have. The question is what shall we do with it." – Anna Robertson Brown, author

"To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while." – Josh Billings

"She glances at the photo, and the pilot light of memory flickers in her eyes." –  Frank Deford

"It seems positively unnatural to travel without taking a camera along... The very activity of taking pictures is soothing and assuages general feelings of disorientation that are likely to be exacerbated by travel.” – Susan Sontag

“You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” – Steve Jobs

"The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up." – John Maxwell, author and public speaker

"A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book." -- Irish Proverb
I love thee. I love thee with a love that shall not die. Til the sun grows cold and the stars grow old. – William Shakespeare

"There are some who bring a light so great to the world that, even after they have gone, the light remains." – Unknown

"No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it." – Helen Keller

"Know your limits...but never stop trying to exceed them." – Anonymous

"If we did all the things that we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."– Thomas Edison

“The greater part of the world's troubles are due to questions of grammar” – Michel de Montaigne

"That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again." – Michael Johnson

"When you haven't forgiven those who've hurt you, you turn back against your future. When you do forgive, you start walking forward." – Tyler Perry

"We begin to find and become ourselves when we notice how we are already found, already truly, entirely, wildly, messily, marvelously who we were born to be." – Anne Lamott

"Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop." – Ovid, Roman poet

"The past does not define you, the present does." – Jillian Michaels

"Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable." – Sydney J Harris

"It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it." – John Steinbeck

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller

"There is one day that is ours. There is one day when all we Americans who are not self-made go back to the old home to eat saleratus biscuits and marvel how much nearer to the porch the old pump looks than it used to. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American." –  O. Henry

“When we exist without thought or thanksgiving we are not men, but beasts.” – M.F.K. Fisher

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy

"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness." – Carl Jung

"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." – Saint Francis de Sales

"We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once." – Calvin Coolidge

"Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted." – Garrison Keillor

"To swear off mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas." – Leo Burnett, advertising pioneer

"Over the years I have developed a picture of what a human being living humanely is like. She is a person who understands, values and develops her body, finding it beautiful and useful; a person who is real and is willing to take risks, to be creative, to manifest competence, to change when the situation calls for it, and to find ways to accommodate to what is new and different, keeping that part of the old that is still useful and discarding what is not." – Virginia Satir

"It is more important to know where you are going than to get there quickly. Do not mistake activity for achievement." – Mabel Newcomber

"I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts." – John Locke

"It is not work that kills men, it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more on a man than he can bear. But worry is rust upon the blade. It is not movement that destroys the machinery, but friction." – Henry Ward Beecher

“Be grateful for good breaks and kind favors but don't count on them.” – Marian Wright Edelman

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” – Steve Prefontaine

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." – Mother Theresa

"The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." – Carlos Castaneda

"Many of our fears are tissue paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them." – Brendan Francis

"Most barriers to your success are man-made. And most often, you're the man who made them." – Frank Tyger

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made." – Wayne Dyer

"Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day; live life to the fullest; make the most of what you have. It is later than you think." – Horace

"The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention." – Barbara Walters

“You only have what you give. It's by spending yourself that you become rich.” – Isabel Allende

"If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?" – Abraham Lincoln

"Do not be afraid to ask dumb questions. They are easier to handle than dumb mistakes." – Unknown

"It isn't sufficient just to want - you've got to ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want." – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“It's not enough what I did in the past - there is also the future.” – Rita Levi-Montalcini (1909 – ) Italian scientist, senator, Nobel Prize winner

"How often I have found that we grow to maturity not by doing what we like, but by doing what we should. How true it is that not every 'should' is a compulsion, and not every 'like' is a high morality and true freedom." – Karl Rahner

"Sweet, sour, bitter, pungent, all must be tasted." – Chinese proverb

“What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"If you think that someone else thinks that they are better than you, perhaps it is you who thinks they are better than you." -- unknown

"And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." – Anais Nin

"The past is a great place and I don't want to erase it or to regret it, but I don't want to be its prisoner either." – Mick Jagger

"There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will." – Epictetus

"Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich." – Sarah Bernhardt, actress

"I have always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I have to be more specific." – Lily Tomlin

"I will never quit. I persevere and thrive on adversity... If knocked down, I will get back up, every time." – U.S. Navy SEALs

"Nothing happens to anybody which he is not fitted by nature to bear." – Marcus Aurelius

"Animal crackers, and cocoa to drink. That is the finest of suppers, I think; when I'm grown up and can have what I please I think I shall always insist upon these." – Christopher Morley, author & journalist

"Should you find yourself at a loss, wondering what life is all about and what your purpose is, be thankful. There are those who didn't live long enough to get the opportunity to wonder." – Unknown

"After a time, you may find that 'having' is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting.' It is not logical, but it is often true." – Mr. Spock, Star Trek

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little." – Edmund Burke

"Children seldom misquote their parents; they repeat, word for word, what you should not have said in the first place.” – Unknown

"Our newborn son was fed every two hours round-the-clock for the first three weeks. One night after the third nighttime nursing, I was too groggy to return him to his crib, so I nudged my husband awake and asked him to put the baby back. He stumbled out of bed, picked our cat off the foot of our bed, staggered across the room threw her in the closet and shut the door. He then crawled back into bed and resumed snoring. I have never asked him again." – Christine Frizzell

"How do you handle praise? When you receive a deserved pat on the back, accept it with a smile and say, 'Thanks, I appreciate that.' Don’t reject a compliment by saying, 'Oh, it was nothing.' Enjoy the feeling of recognition for a job well done." – Unknown

"The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own." – Benjamin Disraeli, British statesman

"There are generations yet unborn, whose very lives will be shifted and shaped by the moves you make and the actions you take." – Andy Andrews

"You have to start by changing the story you tell yourself about getting older... The minute you say to yourself, 'Time is everything, and I'm going to make sure that time is used the way I dream it should be used,' then you've got a whole different story." – Diane Sawyer

"When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that last blow that did it, but all that had gone before." – Jacob A. Riis

"Life is not a 'brief candle.' It is a splendid torch that must be made to burn as brightly as possible before it is handed on to the next generation." – George Bernard Shaw,

"There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you're OUT. There's no such thing as life in-between." – Pat Riley

"A good cook is a sorceress who dispenses happiness." – Elsa Schiapirelli

"Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed." – Corita Kent

"Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand." – Emily Kimbrough

"I am done with great things and big plans, great institutions and big success. I am for those tiny, invisible loving human forces that work from individual to individual, creeping through the crannies of the world like so many rootlets, or like the capillary oozing of water, which, if given time, will rend the hardest monuments of pride." – William James

"You must be careful how you walk and where you go, for there are those following you who will set their feet where yours are set." – Robert E. Lee


Gather the small opportunities

"Quick success is nice when it comes. However, slow and steady success is even better, because it is repeatable, robust and sustainable. Overnight success almost never happens. And in the rare event when it does happen, there's a dreadful fear that it will disappear as quickly as it appeared. Slow success is confident, lasting success. Success earned over time is success that you can genuinely enjoy, appreciate and continue to build upon. Instant success depends upon being at exactly the right place at precisely the right time. Slow success, on the other hand, makes a small yet significant opportunity out of each moment and every situation. Instead of wishing for immediate results, work patiently for the more realistic, reliable and valuable results that can only come with time and commitment. Steadily spread your success over time, and it will always be yours. Every minute of every day there is a way to be slowly and steadily successful. Gather the small opportunities as they come, and the rewards will be great indeed." – Ralph Marston

"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin." – Mother Teresa

"Something we were withholding made us weak, until we found it was ourselves." – Robert Frost

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." – Dr. Seuss

"Blessed is he who speaks a kindness; thrice blessed is he who repeats it." – Arabian proverb

"Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows." – William Osler, Canadian physician

"Convincing yourself is indeed a challenge, and that's as it should be. For when you truly convince yourself to do it, you have the power to make it so."

"We all have ability. The difference is how we use it." – Stevie Wonder

"God determines who walks into your life...It's up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go."

"In our lives, we have two or three opportunities to be a hero, but almost every day, we have the opportunity not to be a coward." – Spanish proverb

"When faced with a decision, make the best decision you can with the information you have available then move on. Always assume that every decision you made was the right one!"

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could..." – Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything, is ready, we shall never begin." – Ivan Turgenev

"No arsenal, no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women." – Ronald Reagan

"The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it." – General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

"If life teaches you nothing else, know this for sure: when you get the chance, go for it." – Oprah Winfrey

"To get up each morning with the resolve to be happy... is to set our own conditions to the events of each day." – Ralph Waldo Trine

"If there is no wind, row." – Latin Proverb

"If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." – Milton Berle

"Things come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle." – Abraham Lincoln

"To be nobody but yourself--in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." – e e cummings

"Stop living life for what's around the corner and start enjoying the walk down the street." – Grant L. Miller

"Relationships are like glass; sometimes its better to leave it broken than get hurt trying to put it back together." – Author unknown

"Look at a man in the midst of doubt and danger and you will learn in his hour of adversity what he really is." – Lucretius, Roman philosopher

"Handle every situation like a dog. If you can't eat it, Chew it, or Hump it. Piss on it and walk away."

"Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intention of throwing it at someone else. You are the one who gets burned." – Buddha

"It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." -– J.K. Rowling

"Time is limited, so I better wake up every morning fresh and know that I have just one chance to live this particular day right, and to string my days together into a life of action, and purpose." – Lance Armstrong

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow."' – Mary Anne Radmacher

"It is the path of least resistance that makes rivers and men crooked." – B.J. Palmer, father of chiropractic

"Whatever the job you are asked to do at whatever level, do a good job because your reputation is your resume." – Madeleine Albright

"The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That's the day we truly grow up." – John Maxwell

"If the world seems cold to you, kindle fire to warm it." – Lucy Larcom

"Shut out all of your past except that which will help you weather your tomorrows." – William Osler

"We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads… our actions run as causes and return to us as results." – Herman Melville

"Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us everyday." – Sally Koch

"Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years." – Simone Signoret

"We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once." – Calvin Coolidge

"When you stand still, you reject the struggle, and you refuse to change and grow. Ultimately, you reject fulfillment, happiness, the dance for joy and everything else that is eternally good." – Matthew Kelly

"Stop living life for what's around the corner and start enjoying the walk down the street." – Grant L. Miller, motivational guru

"I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him." – Eleanor Roosevelt,

"We're always getting ready to live, but never living." – Ralph Waldo Emerson

"If you spend too much time working on your weaknesses, all you end up with is a lot of strong weaknesses." – Dan Sullivan

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." – John Wooden

"Life is not a 'brief candle.' It is a splendid torch that must be made to burn as brightly as possible before it is handed on to the next generation." – George Bernard Shaw

"Wisdom has two parts: 1) Having a lot to say. 2) Not saying it." – Church billboard in Vermont

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great." – Mark Twain

"If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything, is ready, we shall never begin." – Ivan Turgenev

"What we think, we become." – Buddha

"Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein." – H. Jackson Brown

"When life hands you Lemons, ask for tequila and salt and call me."

"Make the least of all that goes...and the most of all that comes. Don't regret what is past. Cherish what you have. Look forward to all that is to come." – Gigi Graham Tchividjian

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." – Anne Frank

"Trust your hunches … Hunches are usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level. Warning! Do not confuse your hunches with wishful thinking. This is the road to disaster." – Joyce Brothers

"It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg." – C. S. Lewis

"You did what you knew how to do, and when you knew better, you did it." – Maya Angelou

"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another." – Anatole France

"You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose." – Abraham Lincoln

"Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!" – Andrew Carnegie

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do." – Eleanor Roosevelt

"Don't study the idea to death with experts and committees. Get on with it and see if it works." – Ken Iverson

"Never look down own someone unless you are helping them up."

"There is only one satisfying way to boot a computer." – J. H. Goldfuss

"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody." – Bill Cosby

"In order to serve its purpose, a vision has to be a shared vision." – Warren Bennis

"In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different." – Coco Chanel

"The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it." – Theodore Roosevelt

"Men are alike in their promises. It is only in their deeds that they differ." – John Baptiste Moliére

"Before you speak, ask yourself: Is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve on the silence?" – Shirdi Sai Baba, Indian saint

“Much to be envied are those who can give their lives for something greater than themselves in loving service to others. This, more than words are deeds alone, is what draws people to Christ.” – Address of Pope JPII at Carmel Mission, Monterrey, 1987.

"Life may not be the party we hoped for... but while we are here we might as well dance!"

"We are not free, separate, and independent entities, but like links in a chain, and we could not by any means be what we are without those who went before us and showed us the way."–  Thomas Mann

"Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Champagne in one hand – strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOO HOO – What a Ride!"

"People are very open-minded about new things - as long as they're exactly like the old ones." – Charles F. Kettering

"Never let anyone tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes." – Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

"DON'T MISS THE PARTY..... God is spreading grace around in the world like a five-year-old spreads peanut butter; thickly, sloppily, eagerly, and if we are in the back shed trying to stay clean, we won't even get a taste." – Donna Schaper

"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value." – Albert Einstein

"Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value." – Albert Einstein

"We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems." – Lee Iacocca

"If you'll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives." – Vince Lombardi

"I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism." – Charles M. Schwab

"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." – Albert Einstein

"A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be." – Wayne Gretzky

"You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it." – Barbra Streisand

"What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say." – Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth." – Julie Andrews

"Love is not something in its own right, it is what people are and have become." – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"The path of true love isn't smooth,
the ruffled feathers sex can soothe,
soon ruffle again—for couples never
spend all their lives in bed together."
– Gavin Ewart

"Some of us will do our jobs well and some will not, but we will be judged by only one thing – the result." – Vince Lombardi

"If you get hung up on everybody else's hang-ups, then the whole world's going to be nothing more than one huge gallows." – Richard “Gary” Brautigan

“Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill." – Barbara Tuchman

"Happiness is a butterfly which when pursued, is just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."

"It’s not how much we have, but how much we enjoy that makes happiness." – Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"The world is a book & those who do not travel read only one page."

"A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men." – Willie Wonka

"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 had better be running." – Unknown

"How you spend your time defines who you are." – Oprah Winfrey

"Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of." – Benjaman Franklin

"There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere . . ." – Jane Austen

"A racehorse has to run, a bird has to fly, an artist has to paint, and a teacher has to teach."

"There is something in you that you have to do." – Dr. Phil McGraw

"Every time I say that dirty word 'Exercise' I wash my mouth out with chocolate!"

"God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can ... and the wisdom to know it's me."

"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me.'" – Erma Bombeck

"To be nobody - but yourself - in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting." – e.e. cummings

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

"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things." – Peter F. Drucker

"Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands -- and then eat just one of the pieces." – Judith Viorst

"Be careful in making a woman cry – for God counts her tears." – The Talmud

"You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him." – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:
1. Free your heart from hatred.
2. Free your mind from worries.
3. Live simply.
4. Give more.
5. Expect less.

No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.

Disappointments are like road bumps, they slow you down a bit but you enjoy the smooth road afterwards. Don't stay on the bumps too long. Move on!

When you feel down because you didn't get what you want, just sit tight and be happy, because God has thought of something better to give you.

When something happens to you, good or bad, consider what it means. There's a purpose to life's events, to teach you how to laugh more or not to cry too hard.

You can't make someone love you, all you can do is be someone who can be loved, the rest is up to the person to realize your worth. It's better to lose your pride to the one you love, than to lose the one you love because of pride.

We spend too much time looking for the right person to love or finding fault with those we already love, when instead we should be perfecting the love we give.

"Never abandon an old friend. You will never find one who can take his/her place. Friendship is like wine, it gets better as it grows older. Where there is love there is life." –Gandhi

"Where I was born and where and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest." – Georgia O'Keeffe

"Inside every older person is a younger person -- wondering what the hell happened." – Cora Harvey Armstrong

“The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.” – Helen Hayes (at 73)

"I refuse to think of them as chin hairs. I think of them as stray eyebrows." – Janette Barber

"Things are going to get a lot worse before they get worse." – Lily Tomlin

"A male gynecologist is like an auto mechanic who never owned a car." – Carrie Snow

"Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cry and you cry with your girlfriends." – Laurie Kuslansky

"My second favorite household chore is ironing; my first being, hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint." – Erma Bombeck

"Old age ain't no place for sissies." – Bette Davis

"A man's got to do what a man's got to do. A woman must do what he can't." – Rhonda Hansome

"The phrase 'working mother' is redundant." – Jane Sellman

"Every time I close the door on reality it comes in through the windows." – Jennifer Unlimited

"Whatever women must do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult." – Charlotte Whitton

"Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart." – Caryn Leschen

"I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once." – Jennifer Unlimited

"If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning." – Catherine

"When I was young, I was put in a school for retarded kids for two years before they realized I actually had a hearing loss. And they called ME slow!" – Kathy Buckley

"I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb ... and I'm also not blonde." – Dolly Parton

"If high heels were so wonderful, men would still be wearing them." – Sue Grafton

"I'm not going to vacuum 'til Sears makes one you can ride on." – Roseanne Barr

"When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country." – Elayne Boosler

"Behind every successful man is a surprised woman." – Maryon Pearson

"In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man- if you want anything done, ask a woman." – Margaret Thatcher

"I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career." – Gloria Steinem

"I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house." – Zsa Zsa Gabor

"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission." – Eleanor Roosevelt

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

"Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire." – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Hold yourself responsible to a higher standard than anybody else expects of you; never excuse yourself." – Henry Ward Beecher

"If you should die before me, ask if you could bring a friend." – Stone Temple Pilots

"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you." – Winnie the Pooh

"True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost." – Charles Caleb Colton

"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."

"Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow.Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and be my friend." – Albert Camus

"Strangers are just friends waiting to happen."

"Friends are the Bacon Bits in the Salad Bowl of Life."

"Friendship is one mind in two bodies." – Mencius

"Friends are God's way of taking care of us."

"I'll lean on you and you lean on me and we'll be okay." – Dave Matthews

"If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't jump with them, I'd be at the bottom to catch them."

"Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don't say."

"We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere." – Tim McGraw

"My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life." – Lee Iacocca

"Hold a true friend with both your hands." – Nigerian Proverb

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words." – Unknown

"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia." – Charles Schulz

"We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid." – Benjamin Franklin

"If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin." – Ivan Turgenev

Wedding Wish – "May the rest of your life be filled with suns that never scorch, flowers that never wilt, friends that never fault, and love that knows no sorrow."

"If you chase two rabbits both will escape." – Ancient Proverb

"You cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening your own."

"Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to fish and you feed them for a lifetime."

"All that we are we will pass on to our children-our loves, our hopes, our dreams, our character. Therefore, let your thoughts be planted in rich soil and let your actions stand tall in a child's eyes. Just as fruit does not fall far from the tree, children do not stray far from their heroes.

You can use most any measure when speaking of success. Some measure by the size of their house or the net worth of their portfolio. However, the measure of real success is one you cannot spend...it's the way your child describes you when talking to a friend.

Today, I will be too calm for worry, too noble for anger and too strong for defeat. Today, I will believe anything is possible...I will walk through fear without hesitation. Today, I will stand for something. Today, I will make a difference.

Peace is found not in what surrounds us, but in what we hold within.

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.

Never underestimate the power of giving. It shines like a beacon throughout humanity. It cuts through the oceans that divide us and brightens the lives of all it touches. One of life's greatest laws is that you cannot hold a torch to light another's path … without brightening your own.

Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant with the weak and wrong...because sometime in your life you will have been all of these.

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.

In the end, each of us will be judged by our standard of life, not by our standard of living, by our measure of giving, not by our measure of wealth; by our simple goodness, not by our seeming greatness.

Working together as a team means winning together as a team.

There is no limit to what can be accomplished when no one cares who gets the credit.

"When a team of dedicated individuals makes a commitment to act as one...the sky's the limit."

"The challenge for every organization is to build a feeling of oneness; of dependence on one another ... Because the question is usually not how well each person works, but how well they work together."

"Great achievements are not born from a single vision but from the combination of many distinctive viewpoints. Diversity challenges assumptions, open minds and unlocks our potential to solve any problem we may face."

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

"Teamwork means that we share a common ideal and embrace a common goal. Regardless of our differences, we strive shoulder to shoulder, confident in one another's faith, trust and commitment. In the end, teamwork can be summed up in five short words...'we believe in each other.'"

"A star can win any game, a team can win every game."

"We will not waiver; we will not tire; we will not falter; and we will not fail. Peace and freedom will prevail." – George W. Bush, 2001

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of freedom." – John F. Kennedy, 1961

"The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the full light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you choose, what you think, and what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny...it is the light that guides your way." – Heraclitus, Greek Poet

"Those who preserve their integrity remain unshaken by the storms of daily life. They do not stir like leaves on a tree or follow the herd where it runs. In their mind remains the ideal attitude and conduct of living. This is not something given to them by others. It is their roots...It is a strength that exists deep within them." – Anonymous Native American

"True leaders are not those who strive to be first but those who are first to strive and who give their all for the success of the team. True leaders are first to see the need, envision the plan, and empower the team for action. By the strength of the leader's commitment, the power of the team is unleashed."

"A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. In the end, leaders are much like eagles...they don't flock, you find them one at a time."

"We must adjust to an ever changing road...while holding onto our unchanging principles."

"Integrity is one of several paths. It distinguishes itself from the others because it is the right path, and the only one upon which you will never get lost." – M.H. McKee

"Vision is the gift to see what others only dream."

"Integrity is a choice. It is consistently choosing the purity of truth over popularity."

"Everyone has something important to say. Add your voice to the world!"

"You can do it if you put your mind to it."

"Build what you can, with what you have, from where you are."

"Go over, go under, go around, or go through. But never give up."

"Our destiny is shaped by our thoughts and our actions. We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails."

"Courage does not always roar. Sometimes, it is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow."

"The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them." – George Bernard Shaw

"Life is a journey...taken one shot at a time."

"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by how we react to what happens; not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst ... a spark that creates extraordinary results."

"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."

"We cannot change yesterday. We can only make the most of today, and look with hope toward tomorrow."

"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. Speak or act with a pure mind and happiness will follow. The wind cannot overturn a mountain, like temptation cannot touch those who are awake, strong and humble. Fill yourself with desire. See the false as false, the truth as true."

"The highest courage is to dare to be yourself in the face of adversity. Choosing right over wrong, ethics over convenience, and truth over popularity … these are the choices that measure your life. Travel the path of integrity without looking back, for there is never a wrong time to do the right thing."

"Your true character is revealed by the clarity of your convictions, the choices you make, and the promises you keep. Hold strongly to your principles and refuse to follow the currents of convenience. What you say and do defines who you are, and who you are…you are forever."

"This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it."

"The currents that determine our dreams and shape our lives flow from the attitudes we nurture every day."

"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." – Henry David Thoreau

"Every obstacle is a stepping stone to your success."

"If a person does not keep pace with their companions, perhaps it is because they hear a different drummer. Let them step to the music they hear, however measured or far away." – Henry David Thoreau

"Courage is daring to take that first step, or a different path. It is the decision to place your dreams above your fears."

"Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved."

"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." – Mark Twain

"Dance as though no one is watching you, love as though you have never been hurt before, sing as though no one can hear you, live as though heaven is on earth."

"I haven't failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that don't work."

"If you're too open minded, your brains will fall out."

"Age is a very high price to pay for maturity."

"Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you a mechanic."

"Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity."

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

"A closed mouth gathers no feet."

"If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before."

"My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance."

"Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious."

"I have found at my age going bra-less pulls all the wrinkles out of my face."

"If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip."

"Always yield to temptation, because it may not pass your way again."

"Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks."

"A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good."

"Eat well, stay fit, and die anyway."

"Men are from earth. Women are from earth. Deal with it."

"No husband has ever been shot while doing the dishes."

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

"You need only two tools, WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40. If it moves and shouldn't, use the tape."

"You'll never meet the "perfect" mate -- just accept the one whose faults you can tolerate most."

"Always tell the truth. That way you never have to remember what you said."

"If you tell a lie, don't believe it deceives only the other person."

"To live a long and healthy life, the five most essential words are 'You are right' and 'I apologize'."

"Everyone seems normal until you get to know them."

"When you make a mistake, make amends immediately. It's easier to eat crow while it's still warm."

"If you wake up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance!"

"Work is good but not as important as family happiness."

"Just because you have pains doesn't mean you have to be one."

"The problem with being a leader is that you can't be sure if people are following you or chasing you."

"Some people cause happiness wherever they go - others whenever they go."

"If you think you have no faults, that's one more."

"Humility is a strange virtue, just when you think you have it, you've lost it."

"If you can't be big, don't belittle."

"Success is relative - the more success, the more relatives."

"Marriages are made in heaven (so are thunder and lightning!)."

"Ideas are like children - our own are the greatest!"

"Youth is a temporary condition from which one usually recovers."

Opportunity knocks but once - temptation leans on the doorbell.

Never question a wife's judgment - consider whom she married.

A sure-fire formula for making a successful speech: have a good beginning and a good ending, and keep them as close together as possible.

Tact is the ability to close your mouth before somebody else wants to.

Some days you're the eagle and some days you're the statue.

Education is what you get when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't.

Anger is only one letter short of danger.

If someone betrays you once, it is his fault, if he betrays you twice, it is your fault.

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.

If you fail at raising your children, whatever else you do well doesn't matter much.

Any and all compliments can be handled by simply saying "Thank you."

Never refuse a breath mint when offered.

Never pass up an opportunity to pee.

If you are fortunate
To have a loving wife,
You ought to pay her back
Though it takes all your life.
Those generous works of praise
And sharing every load
Are thoughtfulness you owe
As you walk down life’s road.
And since she means so much
Why not make her award
That you are still in love
And that you really care.

"Keep thy eyes wide open before marriage, and half shut afterwards." – Benjamin Franklin

"There are only two truly infinite things, the universe and stupidity. And I am unsure about the universe." – Albert Einstein

"Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life." – Eleanor Roosevelt

"One ship drives east and other drives west by the same winds that blow. It's the set of the sails and not the gales that determines the way they go." – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

"The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost." – George Shultz

"The true test of character is how we behave when we don't know what to do." – John Holt

"It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded." – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." – Abraham Lincoln

"Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost." –
Helen Keller

"Each of us has the right to assess the roads which lie ahead and those over which we have traveled, and if the future road looms ominous or unpromising, and the roads back uninviting, then we need to gather our resolve and, carrying only the necessary baggage, step off that road into another direction. If the new choice is unpalatable, without embarrassment, we must be ready to change that as well." –
Maya Angelou

"Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose -- not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember." – Anne Sullivan

"In the battle of life it is not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause. Who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." – Theodore Roosevelt

"Don't wish it was easier; wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems; wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges; wish for more wisdom." – Jim Rohn

"Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability." – John Wooden

"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." – Lou Holtz

"Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal -- a commitment to excellence -- that will enable you to attain the success you seek." – Mario Andretti

There are lots of ways to become a failure, but – never taking a chance is the most successful.

"If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything." – Mark Twain

"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it." – Chinese Proverb

"When you have given nothing, ask for nothing." – Albanian Proverb

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." – Maya Angelou

Where you sit determines where you stand.

"Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability."– John Wooden

"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort." – Theodore Roosevelt

"We sometimes feel that what we do is just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less because of that missing drop." – Mother Teresa

"Do what you feel in your heart to be right. You’ll be criticized anyway." – Eleanor Roosevelt

People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel.

"You will find, as you look back on your life, that the moments that stand out are the moments when you have done things for others." – Henry Drummond

"Make it a rule … never to lie down at night without being able to say, 'I have made one human being at least a little wiser, a little happier or a little better this day.'" – Charles Kingsley

"Life is short. Be swift to love! Make haste to be kind!" Henri F. Amiel (1821-1881)

"It's the little things we do and say that mean so much as we go our way. One kindly deed can lift a load, from weary shoulders on the road." – Willa Hoey

“There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that receives it." – Edith Wharton

"When a child loves you for a long, long time ... REALLY loves you, then you become Real. Generally, by the time you are real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby, but these things don't matter at all, because once you are real, you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand." – The Velveteen Rabbit

"We are each of us angels but with one wing, and can only fly by embracing each other." – Luciano de Crescenzo

No man or woman is worth your tears and the only one who is will never make you cry. If you love someone, put their name in a circle, instead of a heart, because hearts can break, but circles go on forever.

Everyone hears what you say. Friends listen to what you say. Best friends listen to what you don’t say.

Don’t frown, because you never know who’s falling in love with your smile!

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them." – Mother Teresa

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle." – Plato

It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone and a day to love someone - but it takes a lifetime to forget someone.

Enthusiasm is contagious. You could start an epidemic!

Yesterday is the past, tomorrow is the future. Today is a gift that is why we call it the present.