Friday, February 27, 2004

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Never give it."
-Eleanor Roosevelt
"Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized
anyway. You'll be damned if you do, damned if you don't." -Eleanor
"Ever tried? Ever failed? No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail
better." -Samuel Beckett
"If joy makes life beautiful, sorrow lets you know how beautiful life is"
"Tears are like rain, they loosen up our soil so we can grow in diffrent directions"
"Sometimes only one person is missing and the whole world seems dispopulated"
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself. ~Harvey Fierstein
"Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold you head high, look it squarely in eye and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.'" -Ann Landers
Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble."-Arabic Parable
I wanted a perfect ending... Now I've learned the hard way, that some poems
don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end.
Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the
best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. - Gilda Radner

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

"Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator,
but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh." -W. H.
"The most damaging phrase in
the language is, "It's always
been done that way"."

*Admiral Grace Hopper

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

"There are two types of people - those who come into a room and say, "Well, here I am," and those who come into a room and say, "Ah, there you are."

Frederick Collins
"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

Harold Whitman
"Remember where you have been and know where you are going. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way."

Nikita Koloff

Sunday, February 15, 2004

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."
-- Robert Brault

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts, the book of
their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art. Not one of
these books can be understood unless we read the two others, but of the three the
only trustworthy one is the last.
~~John Ruskin
Hard things are put in our way, not to stop us, but to call out our
courage and strength.
-- Anonymous
I'm often disturbed by the notion of the so-called glass ceiling, but you know, glass can be broken. I've never liked hearing people say, "You can't do this" or "You can't do that." The point, though, is not to just say [you can do it]. It's important to be prepared to act and sacrifice; to accept that if this is what you want, just wishing it would happen is not enough. You've got to follow through and take the necessary steps to make it happen.
~~ Reginald F. Lewis (1942-1993), legendary Wall Street financier who completed the landmark $985 million acquisition of Beatrice International Foods in 1987. TLC Beatrice International remains the only black owned company to break the billion-dollar mark in annual revenues peaking at $2.2 billion in 1996.
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be."
- Douglas Adams
"The first experience can never be repeated. The first love, the first sun-rise, the first South Sea Island, are memories apart, and touched a virginity of sense."
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Friday, February 06, 2004

If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any
Julia Sorel
Never take the advice of someone who has not had your kind of trouble.
Sidney J. Harris
First you travel to lose yourself; and then you travel
to find yourself.
There are two ways of exerting one's strength:
one is pushing down,
the other is pulling up.

* Booker T. Washington
Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever... -Isak Dinesen
For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life. -Alfred D. Souza
Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge at you because you are a vegetarian. -Shari R.Barr
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these. -George Washington Carver

Wednesday, February 04, 2004

The most important thing in life is to see to it that you are never beaten.
Andre Malraux (1901 - 1976)
Home is not where you live, but where they understand you.
-- Christian Morgenstern
"I wish parents would understand that if their child drops eight fly balls one day, then only drops six the next, that's a reason to go to Dairy Queen. The principal thing is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before."

---Steve Young (Former quarterback - San Francisco 49ers)
"Sometimes, only one person is missing and the whole world seems depopulated."
"Every man's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers."
- Hans Christian Andersen