You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot
of empty yesterdays.
- Harrold Hill
If you like a man's laugh before you know anything of him, you may say
with confidence that he is a good man.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky
Wisdom is knowing when to speak your mind and when to mind your speech.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
When the solution is simple, God is answering.
- Albert Einstein
If you're not using your smile, you're like a man with a million dollars
in the bank and no checkbook.
- Les Giblin
Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you: you must acquire
- Sudie Back
People who matter are most aware that everyone else does, too.
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the
- Sigmund Freud
world is cold make it your business to build fires.
- Horace Traubel
Swallow your pride occasionally, it's not fattening.
A wise schoolteacher sends this note to all parents on the first day
"If you promise not to believe
everything your child says happens at
school, I'll promise not to believe everything he says happens at
When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look
so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
- Helen Keller
Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got
to start young.
- Fred Astaire
all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age.
- Christopher Morley
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are
- Mahatma Gandhi
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world
but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
- Anna Quindlen
True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table;
luckiest is he who knows just when to rise and go home.
- John Hay
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them
to become what they are capable of being.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
True religion is the life we live, not the creed we profess.
Fight for your opinions, but do not believe that they contain the whole
truth, or the only truth.
- Charles A. Dana
The man who has confidence in himself gains the confidence of others.
The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge
to throw a snowball.
- Doug Larson
Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.
Philip K. Dick
Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth... Tame the dragon and
the gift is yours.
- Noela Evans
Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool
where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any
good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.
- Howard Aiken
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.
That is the bestto laugh with someone because you think the same things
- Gloria Vanderbilt
I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened
of the old ones.
- John Cage
There is no point at which you can say, 'Well, I'm successful now. I
might as well take a nap.'
- Carrie Fisher
You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather
- Abraham Lincoln
For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I was strongest when I laughed at my weakness.
- Elmer Diktonius
Miracles sometimes occur, but one has to work terribly hard for them.
Always be a first-rate version
of yourself instead of a second-rate version of someone else.
- Judy Garland
If I won't be myself, who will?
- Alfred Hitchcock
The mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work unless it's open.
When the only tool you own is a hammer,
every problem begins to resemble a nail.
- Abraham Maslow
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with
what happens to him.
- Aldous Huxley
A day without laughter is a day wasted.
- Charlie Chaplin
Don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he
bounces when he hits bottom.
- General George S. Patton
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the
life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln
pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Do or do not. There is no try.
- Yoda, 'The Empire Strikes
It is pleasing to God whenever you rejoice
or laugh from the bottom of your heart.
- Martin Luther
may be that those who do most, dream most.
- Stephen Leacock
love of ones country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
- Pablo Casals
Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use
it. Dwell in possiblity.
- Oprah Winfrey
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown
- Sir Arthur Helps
Destiny is no 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.
- William Jennings Bryan
Truth, like surgery, may hurt, but it cures.
- Han Suyin
All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesnt
- Lucy, Peanuts
If a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything
you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
- Edgar Watson Howe
A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow.
- Charlotte Bronte
Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond
- Lou Holtz
Don't spend time
beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
- Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
- Oscar Wilde
The best way to predict your future is to create it.
"Come to the edge."
"We can't. We're afraid."
"Come to the edge."
can't. We will fall!"
"Come to the edge."
And they came.
And he pushed them.
And they flew.
Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain
- Dr. Seuss
I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.
To the world you might be one
person, but to one person you might be the world.
Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life
is made up of little things.
- Frank A. Clark
Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood.
It was never what I wanted to buy
that held my heart's hope. It was what I wanted to be.
- Lois McMaster Bujold (submitted by sireneh)
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 that any human being can fight--and never stop fighting.
e.e. cummings (submitted by Alimac)
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some
blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the
heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow there, firm as weeds along rocks.
The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has
wasted thirty years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali
Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work
for the rabbit.
- R.E. Shay
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing,
the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.
- James Dent
talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have.
- Woody Allen
Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful
or to discover something that is true.
- William Inge
is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't.
- Pete Seeger
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still
- Lilly Tomlin
Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that perfectly.
St. Francis de Sales
Some people think it's holding
on that makes one strong; sometimes it's letting go.
- Sylvia Robinson
The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, but in
what direction we are moving.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
If you don't make mistakes, you're not working on hard enough problems.
And that's a big mistake.
- F. Wilezek