Archived Quotes from November 2019

As you think, you travel, and as you love, you attract.  You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. ~~ James Lane Allen



Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another. ~~ Walter Elliott



Are anybody's parents typical? ~~ Madeleine L'Engle



How would a car function if it were designed like a computer?  Occasionally, executing a maneuver would cause your car to stop and fail, and you would have to reinstall the engine, and the airbag system would say, " Are you sure?" before going off. ~~ Katie Hafner



Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them. ~~ David Hume



Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again. ~~ Anna Eleanor Roosevelt



Never regret.  If it's good, it's wonderful.  If it's bad, it's experience. ~~ Victoria Holt



Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. ~~ Carl Sagan



A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made.  The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds, no matter how hushed, are as crisp as autumn air. ~~ Eric Sloane



We should be saying, "Thank you and your family for your service"

They make tremendous sacrifices so those veterans can serve. ~~ Neil Leckman



“Support our troops!” we cry, but I say, “Love our veterans!” And when he neglects church, take him cookies anyway. Sing him a song. Pet his cat. ~~ Chila Woychik



Knowledge comes by taking things apart. But wisdom comes by putting things together. ~~ John A. Morrison



The voice is a second signature. ~~ R. I. Fitzhenry



Nothing can keep an argument going like two persons who aren't sure what they're arguing about. ~~ O. A. Battista



Very often the only way to get a quality in reality is to start behaving as if you had it already. ~~ C. S. Lewis



At my age I don't care if my mind starts to wander--just as long as it comes back again. ~~ Mike Knowles



Think about this seriously before you answer:  would you like a scoop of ice cream in your coffee? ~~ Leonard Cohen



I hate to see a thing done by halves; if it be right, do it boldly; if it be wrong, leave it undone. ~~ Robert Gilpin



It is futile to rail at circumstances, for they are indifferent. ~~ Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus (Plutarch)



The great crises of life are not, I think, necessarily those which are in themselves the hardest to bear, but those for which we are least prepared. ~~ Mary Adams



Man is not the sum of what he has but the totality of what he does not yet have, of what he might have. ~~ Jean-Paul Sartre



Beware of allowing a tactless word, a rebuttal, a rejection to obliterate the whole sky. ~~ Anais Nin



Do not, on a rainy day, ask your child what he feels like doing, because I assure you that what he feels like doing, you won't feel like watching. ~~ Fran Lebowitz



Cheese is probably the friendliest of foods.  It endears itself to everything and never tires of showing off to great advantage. Any liquor or, I may say, any potable or any edible loves to be seen in the company of cheese.  Naturally, some nationalities choose one type of companion and some another, but you very seldom find clashes of temperament in passing. ~~ James Beard



Everything that has been is eternal:  the sea will wash it up again. ~~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche



We need someone who specializes in fixing things that are too small to bother with. ~~ Andrew A. Rooney 



Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. ~~ Henry Van Dyke



Thanksgiving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness, universal to all ages and all faiths. At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings. ~~ J. Robert Moskin



Sometimes things become possible if we want them enough. ~~ T. S. Eliot



My motto about the unknown is:  You never know if you want it until you try it.  So, when you see an opportunity, seize it.  When you spot a problem, fix it.  When you want something, ask for it. ~~ Kate McCue