Phrases that I follow

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises. - Samuel Butler

That which is beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful.

To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose is the next best.

Life is just a dream on the way to DEATH!

Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself. - Thomas Jefferson

A man in love is incomplete until he has married ... then he's finished - Zsa Zsa Gabor

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

Love is life ... And if you miss love, you miss life. - Leo Buscaglia

Delay is preferable to error. - Thomas Jefferson

Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success. - Napoleon Hill

I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity. - John D. Rockefeller

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus. - Alexander Graham Bell

To do two things at once is to do neither. - Publilius Syrus

The past does not equal the future. - Anthony Robbins

Where you've been is not half as important as where you're going. - Anonymous

The power is within you. - Anonymous

He that lives upon hope will die fasting. - Ben Franklin

The proper and immediate object of science is the acquirement or communication of truth; the proper and immediate object of poetry is the communication of immediate pleasure. - The Definitions of Poetry

Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike at him as hard as you can, and keep moving on. - Grant

I don't even know what street Canada is on - Al Capone

Behold the fools saith, 'Put not all thine eggs in the one basket'--which is but a manner of saying, 'Scatter your money and your attention;' but the wise man saith, 'Put all your eggs in the one basket and--WATCH THAT BASKET. - Mark Twain in "Pudd'nhead Wilson"(1894)

If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. - Mark 9:23

Treat others as you want them to treat you. - Luke 6:31

Plan your work and work your plan. - Anonymous

The first key to success is deciding exactly what it is you want in life. - W.L. Hunt

All winners are decisive. - Brian Tracy

Failure to plan means planning to fail. - Brian Tracy

If you are in a vehicle going the speed of light, what happens when you turn on the headlights?

Seek and ye shall find. - The Bible

The difference between journalism and literature is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. - Oscar Wilde

We are all here to contribute something unique. Deep within each of us lies a special gift. - Anthony Robbins

There is no such thing as failure, only results. - Anthony Robbins

People are my greatest resource. - Anthony Robbins

What would you do if you knew that you could not fail? - Robert Schuller

Whatever you focus on is what you get. - Anthony Robbins

Who I am is much bigger than anything that could ever happen to me. - Anthony Robbins

Challenges are an opportunity to learn and grow. - Anonymous

An unexamined life is not worth living. - Socrates

The best way to predict the future is to create it. - Peter Drucker

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

If I can imagine it, I can achieve it. - Anthony Robbins

What I do is prepare myself until I know I can do what I have to do. - Joe Namath

We are slaves to whatever we don't understand. - Vernon Howard

There is always a way if I am committed. - Anthony Robbins

Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. - Henry Ford

For every force, there is a counterforce. For every negative, there is a positive. For every action, there is a reaction. For every cause, there is an effect. - Grace Speare

The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts. - John Locke

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labour and there is an invisible labour. - Victor Hugo

There are three kinds of people in this world: Those who make things happen; those who watch things happen; and those that wonder what happens - Unknown

Telephone call? Telephone call? That's communication with the outside world. Doctor's discretion. If all of these nuts could just make phone calls, they could spread insanity. - "Twelve Monkeys"

Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid - Frank Zappa

I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that. - "Say Anything."

It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull - H.L. Mencken

They used to have the rack, now they have the press - Oscar Wilde

Everyone dies but not everyone lives

Attention [customers]! To your left you will notice a shoplifter being chased by night manager Lucas, this young man will be caught, deep fried in hot oil, and served to our first hundred customers. Just another tasty treat from the gang at Empire Records! - "Empire Records"

Isn't this religious, ah yes. The eternal struggle between good and evil, saint and sinners ... but you are still not having fun! - "Face/Off"

I'd cheat people if it would make me one more dollar, but it won't. - Benny Binion

Every sin is the result of a collaboration - Stephen Crane's "The Blue Hotel"

We need more input. We gotta fill this thing up with data. We gotta make her as real as possible, Wyatt. I want her to live. I want her to breathe. I want her to aerobicize - "Weird Science"

Most of us are about as eager to be changed as we were to be born, and go through our changes in a similar state of shock - James Baldwin's "Every Good-Bye Ain't Gone"

Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way. - Booker T. Washington

Men are disturbed, not by the things that happen, but by their opinion of the things that happen. - Epictetus

Pursue worthy aims. - Solon

We become what we think about. - Earl Nightingale

I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma - Winston Churchil

Is this some kind of radical new therapy? - Bill Murray's character in "What About Bob?"

Always do more than is required of you. - George S. Patton

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

It takes little talent to see clearly what lies under one's nose, a good deal of it to know in which direction to point that organ. - W.H. Auden

Private information is practically the source of every large modern fortune. - Oscar Wilde

When you have nothing to say, say nothing - Charles Caleb Colton

I'm a guy who likes to keep score. With ballet, I can't tell who's ahead. - Fiorello La Guardia

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. - Henry Ford

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

Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. - Winston Churchill

All our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them. - Walt Disney

To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice. - Confucius

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

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

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship. - Benjamin Franklin

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? - Abraham Lincoln

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. - Aristotle

One joy dispels a hundred cares. - Confucius

The man who wins may have been counted out several times, but he didn't hear the referee. - H.E Jansen

When prosperity comes do not use all of it. - Confucius

If a man could have half his wishes, he would double his trouble. - Benjamin Franklin

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it. - Knute Rockne

Happiness is the ability to avoid letting your troubles bother you any more than they bother your friends. - Unknown

Concentration is my motto - first honesty, then industry, then concentration. - Andrew Carnegie

The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. - John Ruskin

If you can accept losing, you can't win. - Vince Lombardi

It's a matter of having principles. It's easy to have principles when you're rich. The important thing is to have principles when you're poor. - Ray Kroc

You're only as good as the people you hire. - Ray Kroc

Yesterday is a cancelled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have, so spend it wisely. - Kay Lyons

You cannot do wrong without suffering wrong. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Chance favors the prepared mind. - Louis Pasteur

Never mention the worst. Never think if it. Drop it out of your consciousness. - Norman Vincent Peale

Tact: the ability to describe others as they see themselves. - Abraham Lincoln

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. - Golda Meir

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. - Aristotle

A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. - Walter Gagehot

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it. - Syrus

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.

The best way to persuade people is with your ears-by listening to them. - Dean Rusk

Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness. - Seneca

There is no future in any job. The future lies in the man who holds the job. - George Crane

Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. - John Wooden

Some defeats are only installments to victory. - Jacob A. Riis

To win ... you've got to stay in the game ... - Claude M. Bristol

It's not the situation ... It's your reaction to the situation. - Bob Conklin

If you think rolling in the mud will help you look like a small black cloud, you are wrong. You'll still look like you ... only dirtier. - Eeyore

There cannot be a crisis next week: My schedule is already full - Henry Kissinger

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. - Albert Schweitzer

Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it's done, and done right. - Walt Disney

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. - Helen Keller

When you cease to dream you cease to live. - Malcolm S. Forbes

Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it. - Horace

The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. - Winston Churchill

Being too good is apt to be uninteresting. - Harry S. Truman

Try out your ideas by visualizing them in action. - David Seabury

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

Success is a journey, not a destination. - Ben Sweetland

The man who believes he can do something is probably right, and so is the man who believes he can't. - Unknown

The first and most important step toward ... success is the feeling that we can succeed. - Nelson Boswell

A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder. - Thomas Carlyle

Treat others as ends, never as means. - Dag Hammerskjold

Well done is better than well said. - Ben Franklin

Your big opportunity may be right where you are now. - Napoleon Hill

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does. - James M. Barrie

There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come. - Victor Hugo

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Education is the best provision for old age. - Aristotle

Hope is a waking dream. - Aristotle

Progress always involves risk; you can't steal second base and keep your foot on first. - Frederick Wilcox

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. - Elmer Letterman

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

The supernatural is the natural not yet understood. - Elbert Hubbard

All things are difficult before they are easy. - Thomas Fuller

No pains, no gains. - Samuel Smiles

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. - Thomas Paine

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. - John F. Kennedy

The honor of the conquest is rated by the difficulty. - Baron De Montesquieu

What's going on in the inside shows on the outside. - Earl Nightingale

Events tend to recur in cycles ... - W. Clement Stone

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

What does not destroy me, makes me strong - Friedrich Nietzsche

All great achievements require time. - David Joseph Schwartz

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. - Albert Einstein

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. - Unknown

If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change. - Giuseppe di Lampedusa

The scars you acquire by excercising courage will never make you feel inferior. - D.A. Battista

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. - Ronald E. Osborn

If you don't control your mind, someone else will. - John Allston

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. - Henry J. Kaiser

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when you have only one idea. - Alain (Emile- Auguste Chartier)

I do not pray for success. I ask for faithfullness. - Mother Theresa

There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world; and that is an idea whose time has come. - Anonymous

Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either. - Golda Meir

Solitude is painful when one is young, but delightful when one is more mature. - Albert Einstein

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power. - Charles De Gaulle

I thank God for my handicaps, for through them, I have found myself, my work, and my God. - Helen Keller

The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves - Rachel Carson

Flattery is from the teeth out. Sincere appreciation is from the heart out. - Dale Carnegie

I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. - Mahatma Gandhi

We can do no great things - only small things with great love. - Mother Theresa

Things to do not change, WE CHANGE! - Henry David Thoreau

More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginning of all wars. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. - Margaret Thatcher

Let our children grow tall and some taller than others if they have it in them to do so. - Margaret Thatcher

Pennies do not come from heaven. They have to be earned here on earth. - Margaret Thatcher

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. - Mahatma Gandhi

Patience means self- suffering. - Mahatma Gandhi

Let us never negotiate out of fear but let us never fear to negotiate. - John F. Kennedy

Try not to become a man of success but rather a man of value. - Albert Einstein

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. - Albert Einstein

You must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessings. - Andrew Jackson

There is no God higher than truth. - Mahatma Gandhi

There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart, pursue those!!

I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul. - William Ernest Henley

The greatest power that a person posseses is the power to choose. - J. Martin Kohe

A man is literally what he thinks. - James Allen

We can never succeed until we believe we'll succeed. - Keith DeGreen

Whether you think you can or think you can't, you are right. - Henry Ford

Small opportunities are often the a of great enterprises. - Demosthenes

The day you take complete responsibility for yourself, the day you stop making any excuses, that's the day you start to the top. - O.J. Simpson

It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles. - Claude M. Bristol

Never, never, never, never give up. - Sir Winston Churchill

The truth is lived, not taught. - Hermann Hesse

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

Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life. - Confucius

Nothing is impossible to a willing heart. - John Heywood

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. - Victor Hugo

Failure is success if we learn from it. - Malcolm S. Forbes

The empires of the future are empires of the mind. - Winston Churchill

An artist is anyone who takes pride in doing a job well. - Unknown

What ought a man to be? Well, my short answer, "HIMSELF!" - Henrik Ibsen

There is no achievement without goals. - Robert J. McKain

There are two things to aim at in life: First, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind archives the second. - Logan Pearsall Smith

Phrases that I Try To Follow

Seize the day, Carpe Diem. - Quintus Horatius Flaccus

A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he wiser today than he was yesterday. - Jonathan Swift

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

Men stumble over the truth from time to time but most manage to pick themselves up and run off as if nothing happened. - Winston Churchill

When we have done our best, we should wait the result in peace. - J. Lubbock

No man fails who does his best... - Orison Swett Marden

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. - Og Mandino

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you. - Satchel Paige

To have what we want, is riches, but to be able to do without, is power. - George MacDonald

Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it. - Benjamin Franklin

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking. - Voltaire

Winners expect to win in advance. Life is a self-fulfilling prophecy. - Unknown

You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration. - James Allen

Don't throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water. - Old Swedish proverb

We must be courageous but also reasonable. The world admires us for walking a tightrope without falling off. It asks us to keep our balance. - Lech Walesa

Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it. - Unknown

Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory. - General George S. Patton

Makes YOU Think

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter Thompson

What force is more potent than love? - Igor Stravinsky

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. - Hector Berlioz

The document is the human interface of knowledge. - David Jones

Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. - John Wooden

We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons - Alfred E. Newman

There is no conversation more boring than the one where everybody agrees. - Michel de Montaigne

You are where you are today because you've chosen to be there. - Harry Brown

What we have created is a business organization dedicated to rigid principles. - Ray Kroc

Anyone who goes to see a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined. - Samuel Goldwyn

Nature does nothing uselessly. - Aristotle

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. - George Washington

When you go into court you are putting your fate into the hands of 12 people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty. - Norm Crosby

What we've got here is a failure to communicate. - Cool Hand Luke

I didn't need no diploma to do what I do. - Louis Armstrong

If you don't stand for something you'll fall for anything. - Unknown

To be prepared for war is one of the most effectful means of preserving peace. - George Washington

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

We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities. - Norman Vincent Peale

Who, being loved, is poor? - Oscar Wilde

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds. - Norman Vincent Peale

Why do we try to control that that is uncontrollable?

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will. - Vincent T. Lombardi

When you hire people who are smarter than you are, you prove you are smarter than they are. - R.H. Grant

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month's study of books - Chinese proverb

The worst bankrupt in the world is the person who has lost his enthusiasm. - H.W. Arnold

There is something that is much more scarce, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability. - Robert Half

The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

A man's dreams are an index to his greatness. - Zadok Rabinowitz

All great achievements require time. - David Joseph Schwartz

When two men in a business always agree, one of them is unnecessary. - Unknown

We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over. - Aneurin Bevan

Study men, not historians. - Harry S. Truman

Sow a thought, and you reap an act. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit, and you reap chaos.

People with goals succeed because they know where they're going. - Earl Nightingale

Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment, the other for all time. - Chilon

Everyone wants a voice in human freedom. There's a fire burning inside all of us. - Lech Walesa

Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

They're only truly great who are truly good. - George Chapman

The most important man in the room is the one who knows what to do next. - James L. Webb

If you only care enough for a result, you will almost certainly attain it. - William James

Thinking is easy, acting difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action, the most difficult thing in the world. - Goethe

Human Beings very often are not talking about what they are talking about. - Isaac Asimov & Roger MacBride Allen "Caliban"

For the resolute and determined there is time and opportunity. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

How strange to live a life where all things are permitted, whether or not they are possible. - Isaac Asimov & Roger MacBride Allen "Caliban"

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. - Mark Twain

That which is rare is treated differently from that which is common. - Isaac Asimov & Roger MacBride Allen "Caliban"

A wise man sometimes changes his mind, but a fool never. - Arabic Proverb

The problem very often for people is, I think, just ignorance and failing to realize that they do have some control over their lives. - Edwina Currie

The future is all around us, waiting, in moments of transition, to be born in moments of revelation. No one knows the shape of that future or where it will take us. We know only that it is always born in pain. - G'Kar from Babylon 5

If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instict, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Man's mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimension. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Success is the result of good judgment, good judgment is the result of experience, and experience is often the result of bad judgment. - Tony Robbins

Modern man thinks he loses something - time - when he does not do things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains --- except kill it. - Erich Fromm

One of the symptons of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important. - Bertrand Russell

The best of healers is good cheer. - Pindar

Abstract art is a produce of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered. - Al Capp

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

Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. - Abraham Lincoln

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

It's funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. - Somerset Maugham

You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. - Mark Twain

We don't know one millionth of one percent about anything. - Thomas Edison

One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't. - George Bernard Shaw

The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life. - Muhammad Ali

Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century. - Perelman

Courage is resistence to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. - Mark Twain

The world is filled with willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them. - Robert Frost

Look out, honey, cause I'm usin' technology; ain't got time to make no apology. - Iggy Pop

If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work. - William Shakespeare

There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self-respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a king. - Orison Sweet Marden

A laugh's the wisest, easiest answer to all that's queer. - Herman Melville

Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit. - Kahlil Gibran

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

If You Could ...

Computer, if you don't open that exit hatch pretty damn pronto, I shall go straight to your major data banks with a very large ax and give you a reprogramming you will never forget! - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

You Don't Say

No matter where you go, there you are. - Buckaroo Banzai

With Congress, every time they make a joke, it's a law, and every time they make a law, it's a joke. - Will Rogers

Words to Ponder

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while. -Kin Hubbard

A man carries his success or his failure with him... it does not depend on outside conditions... - Ralph Waldo Trine

Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress--but I repeat myself. - Mark Twain

The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time. - Thomas Jefferson

Death is nature's way of telling you to slow down. - Anonymous

If homesexuality were the normal way, GOD would have made Adam and Bruce. - Anita Bryant

Some More Brain Food

You have to think big to be big. - Claude M. Bristol

There's more bad music in jazz than any other form. Maybe that's because the audience doesn't really know what's happening. Pat Metheny

Wisdom is meaningless until our own experience has given it meaning. - Bergen Evans

Who is a wise man? He who learns of all men. - The Talmud

You are the same today that you'll be five years from now except for two things: the people you meet and the books you read. - Mac McMillan

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live. - Margaret Fuller

Challenges can be stepping stones or stumbling blocks. It's just a matter of how you view them. - Unknown

He knows nothing, he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career. - George Bernard Shaw

It don't mean a thing if IT ain't got that swing! - Duke Ellington

The price of greatness is responsibility. - Sir Winston Churchill

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. - Thomas Jefferson

I will speak ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody. - Benjamin Franklin

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

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. - Vince Lombardi

Unique Perspective On Life

If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I wouldn't pass it around. Wouldn't be doing anybody a favor. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't say embrace trouble. That's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say, meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it. - Oliver Wendel Holmes, Jr.

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccesful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education is not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. - Calvin Coolidge

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Trying to make some sense of it all; But I can see that it makes no sense at all; Is it cool to go to sleep on the floor; Cause I don't think that I can take anymore; Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right; Here I am, Stuck in the middle with you. - Stealers Wheels

What is the difference between a terrorist and a woman? You can negotiate with a terrorist.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. - Albert Einstein

Say What?

What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself. - Abraham Lincoln

In honor of the struggle for peace, here are some of my favorite sayings about the futility of war.
Great Sports Quotes Basketball player Chris Washburn, commenting on his ability to drive to the basket, "Yeah, I can go to my right and my left. That's because I'm amphibious." "I'm going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes." Senior basketball player at the University of Pittsburgh **************************** "Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein." Football commentator and former player Joe Theismann 1996 **************************** "You guys line up alphabetically by height." "You guys pair up in groups of three, then line up in a circle." Bill Peterson, a Florida State football coach **************************** Clemson recruit Ray Forsythe, who was ineligible as a freshman because of academic requirements: "I play football. I'm not trying to be a professor. The tests don't seem to make sense to me, measuring your brain on stuff I haven't been through in school." **************************** Boxing promoter Dan Duva on Mike Tyson hooking up again with promoter Don King: "Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton." **************************** Stu Grimson, Chicago Blackhawks left wing, explaining why he keeps a color photo of himself above his locker: "That's so when I forget how to spell my name, I can still find my #%@# clothes." **************************** Shaquille O'Neal on whether he had visited the Parthenon during his visit to Greece: "I can't really remember the names of the clubs that we went to." **************************** Shaquille O'Neal, on his lack of championships: "I've won at every level, except college and pro." **************************** Lou Duva, Veteran boxing trainer, on the Spartan training regime of heavyweight Andrew Golota: "He's a guy who gets up at six o'clock in the morning regardless of what time it is." And then, we have these, which are pretty clever : **************************** 1992 - Pat Williams, Orlando Magic general manager, on his team's 7-27 record: "We can't win at home. We can't win on the road. As general manager, I just can't figure out where else to play." **************************** 1982 - Chuck Nevitt, North Carolina State basketball player, explaining to Coach Jim Valvano why he appeared nervous at practice: "My sister's expecting a baby, and I don't know if I'm going to be an uncle or an aunt." **************************** 1981 - Tommy Lasorda, Dodger manager, when asked what terms Mexican-born pitching sensation Fernando Valenzuela might settle for in his upcoming contract negotiations: "He wants Texas back." **************************** 1966 - Darrell Royal, Texas football coach, asked if the abnormal number of Longhorn injuries that season resulted from poor physical conditioning: "One player was lost because he broke his nose. How do you go about getting a nose in condition for football?" **************************** 1981 - Mike McCormack, coach of the hapless Baltimore Colts after the team's co-captain, offensive guard Robert Pratt, pulled a hamstring running onto the field for the coin toss against St. Louis:"I'm going to send the injured reserve players out for the toss next time." **************************** 1991 - Steve Spurrier, Florida football coach, telling Gator fans that a fire at Auburn's football dorm had destroyed 20 books: "But the real tragedy was that 15 hadn't been colored in yet." **************************** 1986 - Jim Finks, New Orleans Saints G.M., when asked after a loss what he >thought of the refs: "I'm not allowed to comment on lousy officiating." **************************** 1991 - Alan Kulwicki, stock car racer, on racing Saturday nights as opposed to Sunday afternoons: "It's basically the same, just darker." **************************** 1996 - Lincoln Kennedy, Oakland Raiders tackle, on his decision not to vote: "I was going to write myself in, but I was afraid I'd get shot." **************************** 1991 - Jim Colletto, Purdue football coach and former assistant at Arizona State and Ohio State, on his 11-year-old son's reaction after he took the job with the Boilermakers: "He said: 'Gosh, Dad, that means we're not going to any more bowl games.'" **************************** 1986 - LaVell Edwards, BYU football coach and one of 14 children: "They can't fire me because my family buys too many tickets." **************************** 1991 - Frank Layden, Utah Jazz president, on a former player: "I told him, 'Son, what is it with you? Is it ignorance or apathy?' He said, 'Coach, I don't know and I don't care.'" **************************** 1991 - Torrin Polk, University of Houston receiver, on his coach, John Jenkins: "He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings." **************************** 1987 - Shelby Metcalf, basketball coach at Texas A&M, recounting what he told a player who received four Fs and one D: "Son, looks to me like you're spending too much time on one subject."
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