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Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.

 ~ Christopher Morley ~ 

When making your choice in life do not forget to live.

 ~ Samuel Johnson ~ 

If you have a great ambition, take as big a step as possible in the direction of fulfilling it. The step may only be a tiny one, but trust that it may be the largest one possible for now.

 ~ Mildred Mcafee ~ 

Enthusiasm, like measles, mumps and the common cold, is highly contagious.

 ~ Emory Ward ~

No great work has ever been produced except after a long interval of still and musing meditation.

 ~Walter Bagehot~ 


The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.

  ~ Nicholas Butler ~

(1862-1947, American Educationist) 

If we would mend the World, we should mend Ourselves; and teach our Children to be, not what we are, but what they should be.

 ~William Penn~

Some Fruits of Solitude

He who has achieved success has worked well, laughed often and loved much.

 ~Elbert Hubbbard~

Love is a force that connects us to every strand of the universe, an unconditional state that characterizes human nature, a form of knowledge that is always there for us if only we can open ourselves to it.


 ~ Emily H. Sell ~

Tact is the ability to light a fire under a person without having to apply the torch.


Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.

~ Charles F. Kettering ~

(1876-1958, American Engineer, Inventor) 

They do not esteem it discreditable to desert error, though sanctioned by the highest antiquity, for they know full well that to err, to be deceived, is human; that many things are discovered by accident and that many may be learned indifferently from any quarter, by an old man from a youth, by a person of understanding from one of inferior capacity.

 ~William Harvey~ 

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

 ~Thomas Paine~

The Crisis 

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the 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 ~

(1856-1950, Irish-born British Dramatist) 

Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Hate less, love more; And all good things are yours.


It doesn't take a lot to make me happy. I like to work out. I like to play ball. I like to spend time with my friends. I like to make myself better every day. I like to try to learn. It doesn't take money to do that.

  ~ Steve Nash ~ 

People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come into the mind of others.

 ~Blaise Pascal~

On Mind and On Style 

In you heart, keep on still, secret spot where dreams may go and sheltered so may thrive and grow.

 ~Louise Driscoll~ 

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.

  ~ Colin Powell ~

(1937-, American Army General) 

For he whose life is short spends a day no more swiftly than he whose life is longer. But while the equal moments are impartially snatched from both, the one has a nearer and the other a more remote goal to reach with this their equal speed. It is one thing to make a longer journey, and another to walk more slowly.

 ~St. Augustine~

The City of God 

Peace is not something you wish for; it's something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away!

 ~ Robert Fulghum ~ 

Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.

 ~ Bruce Lee ~

(1940-1973, Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist) 

Doing what's right is no guarantee against misfortune.

 ~William McFee~

Casuals of the Sea (1916) 

Six faults ought to be avoided by a man seeking prosperity in this world: sleep, sloth, fear, anger, laziness, prolixity.

 The Hitopadesa (500 AD) 

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.

 ~ Mahatma Gandhi ~

(1869-1948, Indian Political, Spiritual Leader) 

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

 Charles Kingsley 

Your lost friends are not dead, but gone before, advanced a stage or two upon that road which you must travel in the steps they trod.

 ~ Aristophanes ~

(BC 448-380, Greek Comic Poet, Satirist) 

You always pass failure on the way to success.

 ~ Mickey Rooney ~ 

A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discover that the source is within him.

 ~ Soren Kierkegaard ~ 

Inch by inch, it's a cinch.

 ~ Robert H. Schuller ~

(1926-, American Minister, Author, Social Leader) 

People deal too much with the negative, what is wrong.... Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom.

 ~ Thich Nhat Hanh ~ 

There is no labor a person does that is undignified; if they do it right.

 ~ Bill Cosby ~

(1937-, American Actor, Comedian) 

Each small task of everyday is part of the total harmony of the universe.

 ~ St. Theresa of Lisieux ~

You must continue to gain expertise, but avoid thinking like an expert.

 ~ Denis Waitley ~

(1933-, American Author, Speaker, Trainer, Peak Performance Expert) 

The more you know the less you need to say.

 ~ Jim Rohn ~

(American Businessman, Author, Speaker, Philosopher) 

 Sow the seeds of kindness to reap a crop of friends.

 author unknown

The most important thing you can do to achieve your goals is to make sure that as soon as you set them, you immediately begin to create momentum. The most important rules that I ever adopted to help me in achieving my goals were those I learned from a very successful man who taught me to first write down the goal, and then to never leave the site of setting a goal without first taking some form of positive action toward its attainment.

 ~ Anthony Robbins ~

(1960-, American Author, Speaker, Peak Performance Expert) 

We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we choose to put into it is ours.

 ~ Dag Hammarskjold ~  

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.

 ~ Babe Ruth ~

(1895-1948, American Baseball Player) 

The people that get on in this world are the people that get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, they make them.

 ~ George Bernard Shaw ~ 

The past is an illusion. You must learn to live in the present and accept yourself for what you are now. What you lack in flexibility and agility you must make up with knowledge and constant practice.

  ~ Bruce Lee ~

(1940-1973, Chinese-American Actor, Director, Author, Martial Artist) 

When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences then love has a chance to blossom.

 ~ John Gray ~

(American Relationship Expert, Author) 

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. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.

  ~ Carl Jung ~

(1875-1961, Swiss Psychiatrist)

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.


 ~ Helen Keller ~

I am always going to be true to myself. 


 ~ Princess of Wales Diana ~

(1961-1997, Wife of Charles, Prince of Wales)

Seek first to understand and then to be understood.

 ~ Stephen R. Covey ~

(American Speaker, Trainer, Author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People") 

You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.

 ~ Walt Disney ~

(1901-1966, American Artist, Film Producer) 

If we want a love message to be heard; it has to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.  

 ~ Mother Teresa ~

You're never a loser until you quit trying.

 ~ Mike Ditka ~

American Football Coach

When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.

 ~ Wayne Dyer ~

(1940-, American Psychotherapist, Author, Lecturer) 

You see things and say "Why?" But I dream things and say "why not?"  

 ~ George Bernard Shaw ~

What you are will show in what you do.

 ~ Thomas A. Edison ~

(1847-1931, American Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of GE) 

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.

~ Ziggy ~ 

If you expect nothing, you're apt to be surprised. You'll get it.

 ~ Malcolm S. Forbes ~

(1919-1990, American Publisher, Businessman)

When we long for life without difficulty, remind us that oaks grow strong under contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.

 ~ Peter Marshal~

The greatest genius will never be worth much if he pretends to draw exclusively from his own resources.

 ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~

(1749-1832, German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist) 

Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.

 ~ Victor Hugo ~ 

My life's work has been accomplished. I did all that I could.

  ~ Mikhail Gorbachev ~

(1931-, Soviet Statesman and President of USSR (1988-91)) 

It is a blessed thing that in every age someone has had enough courage and individuality to stand by his own convictions.

 ~ Robert Ingersoll ~

Slow down and enjoy life. It is not only the scenery you miss by going too fast, but also the sense of where you are going and why.

 ~ Eddie Cantor ~

If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.

 ~ Lou Holtz ~

(1937-, American Football Coach) 

Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.

 ~ Billy Graham ~

(1918-, American Evangelist) 

You will never find time for anything. You must make it.  

 ~ Charles Buxton ~

If you must play, decide upon three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.

 Chinese proverb 

Magic has often been thought of as the art of making dreams come true; the art of realizing visions. Yet before we can bring birth to the vision we have to see it.

 ~ Starhawk ~ 

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.

 ~ Larry Bird ~

(American Basketball Player, Coach) 

Cat Running

Quotations and thoughts by élan:


Perception is the result of mindset, learning, and decision.

An open mind will allow anything to enter. A mature mind will weigh it without defense.

To truly love, one must bend as the willow.

True love rages as does fire in the wind.

Happiness will be found nowhere but within yourself.

We must remember that we are all members of but one race...the human race.

We must stand tall to adversity as the giant oak to lightning and storm.

If we think things through thoroughly, and if goodness is within our hearts, the choice will be the right choice.

Words can cut as a knife. Silence cuts deeper.

A true man wears no mask.

Love yourself, but above all, love your family and friends as they are the doorway of your spirit and soul. 

In wronging another, one has wronged himself (herself). 

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