Favorite Quotes

Opportunities multiply as they are seized. ~ Sun Tzu

Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory. ~ Dr. Seuss

Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded - here and there, now and then - are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty. This is known as "bad luck". - Robert Heinlein, American Author (1907 - 1988)

Lyric from Kenny Roger's "The Gambler".

You've got to know when to hold 'em

Know when to fold 'em

Know when to walk away

Know when to run

Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia. - Kurt Vonnegut, American Author (1922 -2007)

Experience is the teacher of all things. - Gaius Julius Caesar, Great Roman (100 BC - 44 BC)

No friend ever served me, and no enemy ever wronged me, whom I have not repaid in full. - Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix, General and Dictator of Rome (138 BC - 78 BC)

To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with. - Mark Twain -

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. - English essayist, poet, playwright and politician - Joseph Addison (1672 - 1719)

the opposite of love's indifference - From the Lumineers' "Stubborn Love" -

Not sure I like this one but it makes you think. Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man. - Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 - 1900)

Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir man's blood... make big plans. Aim high in hope and work. - Daniel H Burnham, Architect (1846 - 1912)

Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Poet (1850 1919)

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Lao-tzu, Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC)

Poem by Álvaro de Campos (1890-1935)

We all have two lives:

The true one we dream in childhood

And continue to dream as adults in a misty substrate;

The false one we live among others,

The practical life, the useful life-

It ends up sticking us in a coffin.

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us - Alexander Graham Bell

Things do not change; we change. - Henry David Thoreau

Profanity is the effort of a feeble brain to express itself forcibly. - Spencer W. Kimball

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will. - W. Clement Stone

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity. - Louis Pasteur

Below is an excerpt from a good poem - Maud Muller by: John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892). complete poem here

God pity them both! and pity us all,

Who vainly the dreams of youth recall;


For of all sad words of tongue or pen,

The saddest are these: "It might have been!"


Ah, well! for us all some sweet hope lies

Deeply buried from human eyes;


And, in the hereafter, angels may

Roll the stone from its grave away!

When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile. - Unknown

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot. - Michael Altshuler

Life is tough, but it s tougher if you re stupid. - John Wayne

A society without religion is like a vessel without compass. - Napoleon

you are someone else - I am still right here - Johnny Cash, Hurt

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered - Nelson Mandela

Winners are simply willing to do what losers won't. - Million Dollar Baby (poster within the movie)

Broad-minded is just another way of saying a fellow's too lazy to form an opinion. - Will Rogers