Saturday, November 29, 2003

"In the long run, we get no more than we have been willing to risk giving."

--- Sheldon Kopp
A coach is someone who tells you what you don't want to hear, who has you see what you don't want to see, so you can be who you have always known you could be. -Tom Landry
We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal and Then leap in the dark to our success.
–Henry David Thoreau
I have I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. -Rosa Parks
Determine that the thing can and shall be done,
And then we shall find the way – Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

It is impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious
xxxxx--Murphy's Corollaries
Fifth Law of Applied Terror:
xxxxIf you are given an open-book exam, you will forget your book.
xxxxIf you are given a take-home exam, you will forget where you live.
Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement.
There is so much good in the worst of us
and so much bad in the best of us
that it ill behooves any of us
to talk about the rest of us
xxxxx--Unknown, via my grandfather
For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these: "It might have been!"
-John Greenleaf Whittier (poet; 1807-1892), Maud Muller
"Those who are a success have lived well,
laughed often and loved much ...
Who leave the world better than than found it ...
Who never lacked appreciation for the earth's beauty ...
Who looked for the best in others
and gave the best they had."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, November 02, 2003

"He who deliberates fully before taking a step will spend his entire life on one leg."
Chinese Proverb
"Four things do not come back: the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected oppurtunity." Arabian Proverb
"The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes."
Sir Winston Churchill
Never does a man know the force that is in him till some mighty affection
or grief has humanized the soul.
Frederick Robertson
Nobody ever told me that grief felt so like fear. ~ C.S. Lewis
"Between grief and nothing I will take grief." ~ William Faulkner
No matter how far you have traveled in the wrong direction-- go back!
If work was good for you the rich would leave none for the poor.
Haitian proverb
"Ignorance doesn't kill you, but it makes you sweat a lot." ~ Italian
"The heart that loves is always young." ~ Greek Proverb
"Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."

---Elbert Hubbard
Remember, you are the same today as you'll be in five years except
for two things: the people you meet and the books you read.
Choose both carefully.

-Charlie "Tremendous" Jones-