Archived Quotes from January 2017

It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one. ~~ George Washington


 The easiest way to convince my children that they don't need anything is to get it for them. ~~ Joan Collins



 The saddest thing in life is wasted talent… Whatever your talent is, don't waste it. ~~ Chazz Palminteri



 An object in motion will always be headed in the wrong direction.  An object at rest will always be in the wrong place. ~~ David Gerrold


Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit. ~~ Bern Williams 


I know I'm having a bad day when my mind keeps arguing with itself and I don't know which side to take. ~~ Unattributed



 When one's ill or unhappy, one needs something outside oneself to hold one up.  It is a good thing, I think, when one has been knocked out of one's balance … to have some external job or duty to hang on to. ~~ Aldous Huxley


 There are dreams of love, life, and adventure in all of us.  But we are also sadly filled with reasons why we shouldn't try.  These reasons seem to protect us, but in truth they imprison us.  They hold life at a distance.  Life will be over sooner than we think.  If we have bikes to ride and people to love, now is the time. ~~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross



 Have you ever considered what the mere ability to read means?  That is the key which admits us to the whole world of thought and fancy and imagination. ~~ James Russell Lowell



 When life's problems seem overwhelming, look around and see what other people are coping with.  You may consider yourself fortunate. ~~ Ann Landers



 Deafness has left me acutely aware of both the duplicity that language is capable of and the many expressions the body cannot hide. ~~ Terry Galloway



 The subconscious is ceaselessly murmuring, and it is by listening to these murmurs that one hears the truth. ~~ Gaston Bachelard



Here's my golden rule for a tarnished age:  Be fair with others, but then keep after them until they're fair with you. ~~ Alan Alda


 The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker. ~~ Helen Keller


 What's joy to one is a nightmare to the other. ~~ Bertolt Brecht



 The hand, the heart, and the head form a triangle that can bring untold happiness, if used together.  One alone is not much service, any more than one blade of a scissors. ~~ William C. Hunter


 One often makes a remark and only later sees how true it is. ~~ Ludwig Wittgenstein



 If Today Was a Fish, I'd Throw It Back In. ~~ Song Title



 It isn't the great big pleasures that count the most; it's making a great deal out of the little ones. ~~ Jean Webster


 Love is like pi--natural, irrational, and very important. ~~ Lisa Hoffman

 The hardest job of all is trying to look busy when you're not. ~~ William Feather


 Broken hearts heal slowly, but a speedy application of chocolate can often help stop the initial bleeding. ~~ Ashleigh Brilliant


 Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year. ~~ Franklin P. Adams


 I think laughter may be a form of courage…  As humans we sometimes stand tall and look into the sun and laugh, and I think we are never more brave than when we do that. ~~ Linda Ellerbee


 What love we've given, we'll have forever.  What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity. ~~ Leo Buscaglia


 People just starting their careers may think a job is just a job.  But when they choose a company, they often choose a way of life. ~~ Terrence E. Deal and Allan A. Kennedy



 A talent is formed in stillness, a character in the world's torrent. ~~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


 I didn't have the same fitness or ability as the other girls, so I had to beat them with my mind. ~~ Martina Hingis


 Don't postpone joy until you've learned all your lessons.  Joy is your lesson. ~~ Alan Cohen



 It's a rare thing, graciousness.  The shape of it can be acquired, but not, I think, the substance. ~~ Gertrude Schweitzer