Archived Quotes from September 2017

America's beauty is not only in its features; its beauty is in the character underneath those features. ~~ Luci Swindoll


 An honest heart being the first blessing, a knowing head is the second. ~~ Thomas Jefferson


 If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day weekend. ~~ Doug Larson


 A holiday gives one a chance to look backward and forward, to reset oneself by an inner compass. ~~ May Sarton



Youth smiles without any reason.  It is one of its chiefest charms. ~~ Oscar Wilde



Don't panic. ~~ Douglas Adams [The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, preface, 1979]

 You often get a better hold upon a problem by going away from it for a time and dismissing it from your mind altogether. ~~ Dr. Frank Crane


 Nature is not human-hearted. ~~ Lao-Tzu


[In answer to the question, what do you want to be?:]  I would like to be myself.  I tried to be other things, but I always failed. ~~ Third GradWhat we say and what we do ultimately comes back to us so let us own our responsibility, place it in our hands, and carry it with dignity and strength. ~~ Gloria Evangelina Anzalduaer



 Because I remember, I despair.  Because I remember, I have the duty to reject despair. ~~ Elie Wiesel

 It is unfair to blame man too fiercely for being pugnacious; he learned the habit from Nature. ~~ Christopher Morley


 You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try. ~~ Beverly Sills



 Beware of desp'rate steps; the darkest day lived till tomorrow will have pass'd away. ~~ William Cowper.


While most of the things you've worried about have never happened, it's a different story with the things you haven't worried about.  They are the ones that happen. ~~ Ruth Rendell 

 Part of me is still waiting to grow up, to be an adult, and the other part knows there is no such thing. ~~ Richard Dreyfus



 A sure sign of age is when you hear "snap, crackle and pop" in the morning and it isn't your cereal. ~~ Robert Orben


 Autumn leaves actually do not turn color.  They lose one color, green, and show other colors they've had all along.  The change is also caused more by the shortening of the days than by cooler weather. ~~ Deane Jordan [1,001 Facts Somebody Screwed Up]


 I've never known anyone yet who doesn’t suffer a certain restlessness when autumn rolls around… We're all eight years old again and anything is possible. ~~ Sue Grafton


Never be afraid to sit awhile and think. ~~ Lorraine Hansberry


 Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night. ~~ Hal Borland


 Autumn is the bite of a harvest apple. ~~ Christina Petrowsky


We ought to treat our elderly as if we expect to become one of them. ~~ Frank Clark


 What you see is news, what you know is background, what you feel is opinion. ~~ Lester Markel


 It is difficult to see the picture when you are inside the frame. ~~ R. S. Trapp


 Nothing comes of so many things, if you have patience. ~~ Joyce Carol Oates


 In my first game as head coach, I discovered there wasn't any chalk for my pregame discussion.  I had to use my ulcer pills to write on the board. ~~ Len Jardine


 This existence of ours is as transient as autumn clouds.  To watch the birth and death of beings is like looking at the movements of a dance.  A lifetime is a flash of lightning in the sky.  Rushing by, like a torrent down a steep mountain. ~~ Gautama Buddha


 I am only one; but still I am one.  I cannot do everything, but still I can do something.  I will not refuse to do the something I can do. ~~ Helen Keller


 To stay in one place and watch the seasons come and go is tantamount to constant travel:  one is traveling with the earth. ~~ Marguerite Yourcenar [With Open Eyes]