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Jake's Quote of the Day Archive

I have been collecting quotes since I was seventeen in 1984.  I get them from reading books, magazines, newspapers, talking to people, surfing the web, watching TV and movies, and all kinds of other sources.  

I have collected the quotes listed below over the years because I find them to be profoundly interesting and insightful. In a certain sense, they are a record of my personal, intellectual and spiritual growth.  In many ways I consider these quotes to be my greatest treasure!

I used to send out quotes to my friends via email from 1999 to 2004, and thus they are marked as such. In 2004 it became a bit overwhelming, so now I simply add them in chronological order.

I hope you enjoy them!!!


Year 1999

1. We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time. —T.S. Elliot [Jake's Favorite: Ah! The profound cycle of life]

2. A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received. —Albert Einstein

3. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. —Goethe

4. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy. —Martin Luther King Jr. [Jake's Favorite]

5. I believe that children are the future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they posses inside. Give them a sense of pride. Let the children's laughter remind us of how we used to be. —Whitney Houston (The Greatest Love)

6. A day without laughing is a wasted day. —Pablo Picasso [Jake's Favorite]

7. Your best friends should be words because they will never leave you. —Anon [Jake's Favorite]

8. God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December. —James Barrie

9. A man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. —Mark Twain

10. A teacher affects eternity: he can never tell where his influence stops. —Henry Adams

11. Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give  love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor...Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting. —Mother Theresa [Jake's Favorite]

12. It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. —Albert Einstein

13. A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study. —Chinese Proverb

14. How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. —George Washington Carver, American inventor and horticulturist [Jake's Favorite]

15. You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. —Wayne Gretsky [Jake's Favorite]

16. All men dream, but not equally.  Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible. —T.E. Lawrence (of Arabia) [Jake's Favorite]

17. Everything worthwhile is risky. —Clint Eastwood

18. When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. —Alexander Graham Bell, American inventor

19. A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood. —Chinese Proverb [Jake's Favorite]

20. To whom much is given, much is required. —The Bible

21. A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... But the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. —Anon

22. The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. —Vince Lombardi

23. The word impossible is not in my dictionary. —Napoleon Bonaparte

24. Culture, the acquainting ourselves with the best that has been known in the world. —Mathew Arnold [Jake's Favorite: This is the best defention of culture that I have ever come across]

25. It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong. —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

26. Service to others is the rent I pay for my room in Heaven. —Muhammad Ali

27. The Mothers heart is the classroom of the child. —Anon [Jake's Favorite: Very Deep]

28. The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever galling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls. —John Muir

29. Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart. —Martin Luther King Jr.

30. I'm a wonderful housekeeper. Every time I get a divorce, I keep the house. —Zsa Zsa Gabor [Jake's Favorite: This is funny...and you have to love those gorgeous Hungarian babes with the sexy accent...Darlink...]

31. Die when I may, I want it said of me that I plucked a weed and planted a flower where ever I thought a flower would grow. —Abraham Lincoln [Jake's Favorite: I love this quote and I live by these words]

32. A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. —Walter Winchell [Jake's Favorite]

33. 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. Delicious Ambiguity. —Gilda Radner

34. When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and take the step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for us to stand on or we will be taught to fly. —Patrick Overton. [Jake's Favorite: So True!!!!]

35. A good conscience is a continual Christmas. —Benjamin Franklin

36. Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. —Confucius

37. The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity! —Albert Einstein

38. I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph. —Shirley Temple Black (Actress, Singer, and US Ambassador)

39. If you examine a butterfly according to the laws of aerodynamics, it shouldn't be able to fly. But the butterfly doesn't know that, so it flies. —Anon

40. People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within. —Elizabeth Ross [Jake's Favorite]

41. I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. The greater part of all mischief in the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understand their own aims. They have undertaken to build a tower, and spend no more labor on the foundation than would be necessary to erect a hut. —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [Jake's Favorite]

42. There is a great difference between knowing and understanding you can know a lot about something without understanding it. —Charles Kettering [Jake's Favorite: This is one of the most profound quotes I have ever come across]

43. If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle. —Vincent van Gogh

44. There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. —Albert Einstein [Jake's Favorite]

45. "The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company...a church...a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The one thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you...we are in charge of our attitudes." —Charles Swindoll [Jake's Favorite: Super deep and super profound!!!]

46. The difference between what the most and the least learned people know is inexpressibly trivial in relation to that which is unknown. —Albert Einstein

47. "The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible." —Albert Einstein

48. I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. —Albert Einstein

49. On Relativity: When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity. —Albert Einstein

50. We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day. —Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Year 2000

51. Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings. Not all things are blest, but the seeds of all things are blest. The blessing is in the seed. —Murial Rukeyser, Poet (1913-1980)

52. If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting? —Stephen Levine

53. I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. —Pablo Picasso

54. If a word in the dictionary were misspelled, how would we know? —Steven Wright, comedian, 1994.

55. It is the ultimate wisdom of the mountains that a man is never more a man than when he is striving for what is beyond his grasp. —James Ullman [Jake's Favorite: This is one of the most profound truisms I have ever come across]

56. Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party. —Jimmy Buffet

57. If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success. —Winston Churchill

58. Information is the currency of democracy. —Thomas Jefferson

59. Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it. —W. Feather

60. The first and the best victory is to conquer self. —Plato

61. Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love. —Mother Teresa

62. Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one. —Malcon Forbes [Jake's Favorite: Malcom was another quote collector and seeker of wisdom]

63. All greatness is achieved while performing outside your comfort zone. —Greg Arnold

64. He who speaks does not know. He who knows does not speak. —Lao-Tzu (Tao Te Ching)

65. The human mind is not capable of grasping the Universe. We are like a little child entering a huge library. The walls are covered to the ceilings with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written these books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. But the child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books—a mysterious order which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects. —Albert Einstein [Jake's Favorite: With all due respect to the great master–I disagree. I actually think the human mind is capable of grasping the Universe...in large part due to all that Einstein contributed to scientific knowledge. I love this qoute so much]

66. There is no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing. —Ben Zander [Jake's Favorite]

67. The real secret of success is enthusiasm. —Walter Chrysler

68. There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks them all. —Anon

69. The great difference between those who succeed and those who fail does not consist in the amount of work done by each but in the amount of intelligent work. Many of those who fail most ignominiously do enough to achieve grand success but they labor haphazardly at whatever they are assigned, building up with one hand to tear down with the other. They do not grasp circumstances and change them into opportunities. They have no faculty for turning honest defeats into telling victories. With ability enough and ample time, the major ingredients of success, they are forever throwing back and forth an empty shuttle and the real web of their life is never woven. —Og Mandino

70. He who asks questions cannot avoid the answers. —Proverb

71. Alice laughed. "There's no use trying," she said. "One can't believe impossible things." "I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it half an hour a day. Why, sometimes, I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." -Lewis Carroll

72. I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing. —Socrates (Plato's Apology)

73. These are the good old days. —Carly Simon (Anticipation)

74. When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends. —Japanese Proverb

75. There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results. —Art Turock

76. Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. —Buddha

77. It is better to believe than to disbelieve, in so doing you bring everything to the realm of possibility. —Albert Einstein

78. And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. —Abraham Lincoln

79. Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a big ship. —BenjaminFranklin

80. Insight is a shift in boundaries. —Neil Larson

81. Every man has one thing he can do better than anyone else--and usuallyit's reading his own handwriting. —Norman Collie

82. There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth. —Maya Angelou

83. You can't wake a person who is pretending to be asleep. —Navajo Proverb

84. When we ask advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice. —Anon [Jake's Favorite]

85. It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. —Albert Einstein

86. Sarcasm is the recourse of a weak mind. —Anon

87. Sometimes the fool who rushes in gets the job done. —Al Bernstein

88. It is especially important to encourage unorthodox thinking when the situation is critical: At such moments every new word and fresh thought is more precious than gold. Indeed, people must not be deprived of the right to think their own thoughts. —Boris Yeltsin

89. If you think that you are too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room. —Anita Koddick

90. I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it. —Edith Sitwell

91. I'd rather be a failure at something I enjoy than be a success at something I hate. —George Burns

92. If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. ... I get most joy in life out of music. —Albert Einstein (What Life Means to Einstein: An Interview by George Sylvester Viereck," for the October 26, 1929 issue of The Saturday Evening Post.)

93. It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish. —Aeschylus

94. If you are able to state a problem, it can be solved. —Edwin H. Land, American inventor (of the Polaroid Camera)

95. Persistence is to the character of man what carbon is to steel. —Napoleon Hill

96. ...solitude is such a potential thing. We hear voices in solitude, we never hear in the hurry and turmoil of life; we receive counsels and comforts, we get under no other condition... —Amelia Barr

97. Would you like me to give you a formula for...success? It's quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure... You're thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all... You can be discouraged by failure--or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because, remember that's where you'll find success. On the far side. —Thomas Watson

98. Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. —Muriel Strode

99. Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. —W.B.Yeats

100. Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. —Og Mandino

101. The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. —Vidal Sassoon

102. Never let the fear of striking out get in your way. —Babe Ruth

103. Keep in mind that if the foundation is weak, the rest of the structure will be affected accordingly. —Anon

104. Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. —Confucius

105. There is something about the beginning of spring that almost forces us to look up, get out, and remember that we are part of nature. —Anon

106. Don't focus on the failure. Focus on what you can learn from it. —Tony Robbins

107. When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes. —Thomas Edison

108. There is probably no greater power than the power to follow through on what you say you want to do. —Anonymous

109. Information is not knowledge. —Albert Einstein

110. Time is long and life is short; so live it!" —Matt Gillam

111. The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions. —James Russell Lowell

112. I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. —Louisa May Alcott

113. We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems. —Lee Iococca

114. Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition. —Alexander Smith

115. Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together. —Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

116. Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life a life like yours, this earth would be God's Paradise. —Phillips Brooks

117. Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters. —Nathaniel Emmons

118. Sadness is but a wall between two gardens. —Kahlil Gibran

119. Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can. —Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

120. Growth itself contains the germ of happiness. —Pearl S. Buck

121. Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goals; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. —W. W. Ziege

122. Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

123. Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits. —Hannah More

124. When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. —Buckminster Fuller [Jake's Favorite]

125. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary new material, but the warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. —Carl Jung

126. Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing. —Zig Ziglar

127. There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, "Yes, I've got dreams, of course I've got dreams." Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they're still there. These are great dreams, but they never even get out of the box. It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line, to hold them up and say, "How good or how bad am I?" That's where courage comes in. —Erma Bombeck

128. It's a race between the lock-makers and the lock-pickers. —Eric Schmidt (Novell chairman referring to the web and hackers)

129. So often times it happens, that we live our lives in chains, and we never even know we had the key. —The Eagles (Already Gone)

130. Nobody succeeds beyond his or her wildest expectations unless he or she begins with some wild expectations. —Ralph Charell

131. Everyone has his own specific vocation or mission in life; everyone must carry out a concrete assignment that demands fulfillment. Therein he cannot be replaced, nor can his life be repeated, thus, everyone's task is unique as his specific opportunity to implement it. —Viktor Frankl

132. I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. —Albert Einstein

133. When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on Earth. So what the hell, leap! —Peter McWilliams

134. Life is an unanswered question, but let's still believe in the dignity and importance of the question. —Tennessee Williams

135. The best time to handle a problem is before it ever comes up. —Anthony Robbins

136. Whoever is out of patience is out of possession of his soul. Men must not turn into bees, and kill themselves in stinging others." —Francis Bacon

137. If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in. —Carson, Rachel

138. The attitudes of your friends are like a button on an elevator. They will either take you up or they will take you down. —Alexander Lockhart

139. If the winds of fortune are temporarily blowing against you, remember that you can harness them and make them carry you toward your definite purpose, through the use of your imagination. —Napoleon Hill

140. One forgives to the degree that one loves. —Frangois duc de La Rochefoucauld

141. If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive... — Eleonora Duse, 1859-1924 Italian Actress

142. As long as you don't forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your mind  —Isabelle Holland

143. And yes the reason I love quotes, it gets us back to the way life used to be and should be and we must be reminded as life is becoming very stressful, very busy, families are no longer what they used to be and I love to be reminded to slow down and smell the roses think about where you are going and what you are doing. They truly give life perspective. —Bobbi Fillmore

144. The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. —Henri Bergson

145. Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life. —Sandra Carey

146. The empires of the future are the empires of the mind. —Winston Churchill

147. Happiness is expectation management. —David Cox

148. Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward. —Anon

149. You know you have to go through hell before you can get to Heaven. —Steve Miller

150. Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times; few are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners where troubles fester. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows. —Sydney J. Harris

151. Attitude is the mind's paint brush. It can color any situation. —Alexander Lockhart

152. Every detail is important. Where do you have a meeting? What is the surrounding environment? People who don't think about these things have a harder time in business. It's got to be the right place. It's got to be the right color. It's got to be the right choice. Everything has to be strategized. You have to know where you're going to come out before you go in. Otherwise, you lose. —Michael Ovitz

153. With a dream in your heart you're never alone. —Dion Warwick (Do you know the way to San Jose)

154. Education is the progressive realization of our ignorance. —Albert Einstein

155. Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again. —Anon

156. What is genius, anyway, if it isn't the ability to give an adequate response to a great challenge? —Bette Greene

157. By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

158. The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of a low price is forgotten. —Seymour Jaron

159. I would not swim three quarters of the way across the river just to decide I could not make it and try to swim back. —Brad Ellman

160. Imagination continually frustrates tradition; that is its function. —John Pfeiffer

161. Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. —Dwight Eisenhower

162. He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skills. Our antagonist is our helper. —Anon

163. Treat your friends as you do your best pictures, and place them in their best light. —Jennie Jerome Churchill

164. There is a serious defect in the thinking of someone who wants, more than anything else, to become rich. As long as they don't have the money, it'll seem like a worthwhile goal. Once they do, they'll understand how important other things are-and have always been. —Joseph Brooks

165. I have long considered it one of God's greatest mercies that the future is hidden from us. If it were not, life would surely be unbearable. —Eugene Forsey

166. The distance is nothing; it's only the first step that is difficult. —Marquise du Deffand

167. The truth of the matter is that a rude person with a mobile phone in their hand is a rude person with a mobile phone in their hand. —Jeffrey Nelson

168. Spectacular achievement is always preceded by spectacular preparation. —Robert Schuller

169. A positive attitude won't let you do anything. But it will let you do everything better than a negative attitude will. —Zig Ziglar

170. Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. —Abraham Lincoln

171. A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner. —English Proverb

172. Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. —Albert Einstein

173. I haven't failed, I've found ten thousand ways that don't work. —Albert Einstein

174. Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses. —Alphonse Kerr

175. Keep company with those who make your better. —English Saying

176. Few men during their lifetime comes anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used. —Richard E. Byrd

177. Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. —Abraham Lincoln

178. Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. —Buddha

179. ...students must practice writing regularly if they are to become good writers. We counsel continual revision and show students how to do it. We believe in the truth behind the remark of a French writer that he never finished a piece of writing; when he faced a deadline, he abandoned his work to the printer, but he could always revise it some more if he had the time. —Richard Marius, and Harvey S. Wiener. The McGraw-Hill College Handbook. Second Edition.

180. Minds are like parachutes—they only function when open. —Thomas Dewa [Jake's Favorite: Profoundly True!!!]

181. He that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. —Confucius

182 You have not lived a perfect day, even though you have earned your money, unless you have done something for someone who will never be able to repay you. —Smeltzer, Ruth

183. Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. —Benjamin Franklin

184. If you can do it; it ain't bragging. —Dizzy Dean (Baseball Player)

185. The world steps aside to let any man pass if he knows where he is going. —David Jordan

186. "The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life." —Muhammad Ali

187. Worry is like a rocking chair—it gives you something to do but it doesn't get you anywhere. —Dorothy Galyean [Jake's Favorite]

188. There is no royal road to anything, one thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.  —Josiah Gilbert Holland

189. Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it, you will land among the stars. —Les Brown

190. It all has to make sense: I am not the only one making strategic decisions. But you need a strategy that can fit inside one brain, and the buck stops here. I am charged with making sure that every one understands the strategy, and is motivated by it. —Bill Gates

191. The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year. —John Foster Dulles

192. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands in times of challenge and controversy. —Martin Luther King

193. Design is thinking made visual. —Saul Bass [Jake's Favorite: In my opoinion this is the most profound and precise definition of design]

194. When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. —Harriet Beecher Stowe

195. Power comes not from knowledge kept, but from knowledge shared. A companies values and reward system should reflect that idea. —Bill Gates

196. Only a life lived in the service to others is worth living. —Albert Einstein.

197. People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, they make them. —George Bernard Shaw

198. I am a great believer in luck, I find that the harder I work, the more I have of it. —Thomas Jefferson

199. Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly. —Maya Angelou

200. Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind. —William James

201. The best way out of a difficulty is through it. —Anon

202. If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. —Derek Bok

203. If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say; here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well. —Martin Luther King Jr.

204. An inventor fails 999 times, and if he succeeds once, he's in. He treats his failures simply as practice shots. —Charles Kettering

205. The philosophy of one century is the common sense of the next. —Anon

206. Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving, but does not make any progress. —Alfred A. Montapert

207. I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. —Pablo Picasso

208. I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like a child stringing beads in kindergarten — happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another. —Ueland, Brenda

209. We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons... — Alfred E. Newman

210.  It is not enough merely to exist. It's not enough to say, "I'm earning enough to support my family. I do my work well. I'm a good father, husband, churchgoer." That's all very well. But you must do something more. Seek always to do some good, somewhere. Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth. You must give some time to your fellow man. Even if it's a little thing, do something for those who need help, something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it. For remember, you don't live in a world all your own. Your brothers are here too. —Albert Schweitzer

211. What a wonderful life I've had! I only wish I'd realized it sooner. —Colette

212.  Sometimes (when surfing) you reach a point of being so coordinated, so completely balanced, that you feel you can do anything - anything at all. At times like this I find I can run up to the front of the board and stand on the nose when pushing out through a broken wave; I can goof around, put myself in an impossible position and pull out of it, simply because I feel happy. An extra bit of confidence can carry you through, and you can do things that are just about impossible. —Midget Farrelly

213.  A positive thinker learns to knock the "t" off the "can't." —Anon

214.  Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit. —Napoleon Hill

215. I  used to say that politics was the second oldest profession, and I have come to know that it bears a gross similarity to the first. —Ronald Reagan, one year before he became the president.

216.  Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.  —Pope John XXIII

217.  There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction. One has to go abroad in order to find the home one has lost. —Franz Kafka (1883-1924)

218.  Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.  —George C. Lichtenberg

219.  To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. —Marilyn Vos Savant

220. What could be more important than your thoughts? asked the Mind, nothing as long as you think with your heart, replied the Soul. —Anon

221. Failure is usually the line of least persistence. —Wilfred Beaver

222. Caution is the eldest child of wisdom. —Victor Hugo (1802-1885)  French Poet, Dramatist, and Novelist

223. Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents. —Schopenhauer, Arthur

224. People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering. —Saint Augustine

225. Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought. —Anon

226. A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

227. What the fool does in the end, the wise man does in the beginning. —Proverb

228. He that cannot forgive others, breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven, for everyone has need to be forgiven. —George Herbert

229.  A genius only makes the same mistake once. —Kevin Roberts (Satchi & Satchi add agency CEO)

230.  Never think of the consequences of failing, you will always think of a negative results. Think only positive thoughts and your mind will gravitate towards those thoughts! —Michael Jordan

231. It's a funny thing about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it! —Somerset Maugham

232. The ability to accept responsibility is the measure of the man. —Roy L. Smith

233. The fountain of youth is to love your work. I have a passion for what I do. —Sumner Redstone

234. A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains. —Anon

235. Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. —Albert Einstein

236. Good artists copy. Great artists steal. —Pablo Picasso

237. Imagination is the highest kite one can fly. —Lauren Bacall

238. One person with courage makes a majority. —Andrew Jackson

239. The most successful men in the end are those whose success is the result of steady accretion... It is the man who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider - and progressively better able to grasp any theme or situation - persevering in what he knows to be practical, and concentrating his thought upon it, who is bound to succeed in the greatest degree. —Alexander Graham Bell

240. All progress involves risk; you can't steal home with your foot on third. —Anon

241. A good book, you never finish; you read it over and over again. —Carmen Luz Herlihy

242. It is not the critic who counts. The credit belongs to the man who is actually is in the arena. Whose face is marred by dust, sweat and blood. Who at best knows the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, fails while daring greatly. So that he shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory or defeat. The greatest risk is not taking one. —Anon

243. The ways are many. The end is one. —James Kahn

244. A racehorse that consistently runs just a second faster than another horse is worth millions of dollars more. Be willing to give that extra effort that separates the winner from the one in second place. —H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

245. An intellectual is a man who says a simple thing in a difficult way; an artist is a man who says a difficult thing in a simple way. —Charles Bukowsky

246. If you don't love what you do, going to work is like going to jail every day, and most people spend their lives in jail. —Cindy Ehrlich

247. The moment man first picked up a stone or a branch to use as a tool, he altered irrevocably the balance between him and his environment. . . . While the number of these tools remained small, their effect took a long time to spread and to cause change. But as they increased, so did their effects: the more the tools, the faster the rate of change. [-James Burke, (Connections)] 

247.5 Knowledge is the ultimate power tool. —Bill Gates

248. My religion is to do good, and my country is the world. —Anon.

249. There are no accidents. —Miles Davis

250.  He, who travels alone, travels furthest. —Proverb

250.5  I have a very special quote to share with you today.  On Saturday evening I was at a cocktail party that some close friends parent's were having to celebrate their upcoming wedding.  My friend, Melissa Marshall, soon to be Mrs. Melissa Barber was having the party thrown in her honor along with her fiancé, and close pal of mine, Patrick Barber.  Melissa's uncle is the famous aerial photographer, Robert Cameron.  Mr. Cameron is 89 years young and is famous for his Above books, which include, Above San Francisco, Above Paris, and Above New York.

I was having a fascinating conversation with the old boy about photography as an art form.  He told me about an argument he had in 1970 with his contemporary and close friend, Ansel Adams.  They were arguing about whether photography was an art form or not.  Robert was arguing that it was not.  Adams quickly changed Cameron's mind when he responded, "Photography is the greatest invention for recording and communicating, but if someone receives an emotional response from one of my images, then to him it is an art form."

There, you have it!  Precious insight between two of the greatest photographers in history. (QOD 10-9-2000)

251.  Success should be measured not so much by the position one has reached in life as by the obstacles which one has overcome while trying to succeed. —Anon.

252. The unknown always yields to the those with the will to discover. —Anon

253. The most expensive possession you can have is a closed mind. It will cost you all your life. —Ross Jeffries

254.  Warren Buffet was right again. Cash flow, profitability and earnings matter. Launch parties and sock puppets don't. —Michael Dell

255. Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of. —Anonymous

256. A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds. —Mark Twain

257. Blessed is the man with the wisdom of the ages and the heart of a child. –Anonymous  

258. Show me a beautiful woman, and I will show you a man who takes her for granted. —Anon

259. You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself. —Sam Levenson

260. One person with an belief, is just that; one person with a belief. But when two people share an idea, you have a political movement. —Anon

261. If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person

If there is beauty in the person, there will be harmony in the house

If there is harmony in the house, there will be order in the nation

If there is order in the nation, there will be Peace in the World.

—Chinese Proverb

262. If we found out that we all had five minutes to live, every phone line in the world would be tied up with people calling other people to stumble about how much they love them. So don't wait until we only have five minutes to live—do it now.—Trisha Wright

263. A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a man of wit, and a pebble in the hand of a fool. —Joseph Roux (Meditations of a Parish Priest)

264.  If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap.

If you want happiness for a day, go fishing.

If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune.

If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.

—Chinese proverb

265. There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist. —Mark Twain

266. If all the gold in the world were melted down into a solid cube it would be about the size of an eight-room house.  If a man got possession of all that gold ,-- billions of dollars worth, he could not buy a friend, character, peace of mind, clear conscience, or a sense of eternity. —Charles  Banning

Year 2001

267.  It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell. —Buddha

268. Beauty is something we all admire, but beauty without charm is like a meal without spices. —Bernard Chevallier.

269. The poorest man is not without a cent, but without a dream. —Anon

270. Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear. —Anon

270. People in distress will sometimes prefer a problem that is familiar to a solution that is not. —Neil Postman

271.Twenty years from now you will be disappointed by things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover. —Mark Twain

272. I think there are two kinds of people when it comes to wisdom: people who regurgitate—like Parakeets, and those who are truly wise because they profoundly relate to wisdom. —Humberto Ruiz Jr.

273. Women think from North to South, while Men think from South to North. —Maria Constantino

274. Most people are as happy as they decide to be. —Abraham Lincoln

275. Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. —Thomas Edison

276. Genius is knowing how far, too far to go. —Dustin Hoffman

277.  Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them? —Rose Kennedy (Times to Remember)

278.  The definition of success—To laugh much; to win respect of intelligent persons and the affections of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give one's self; to leave the world a little better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm, and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived—this is to have succeeded. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

279.  "With many companies we start, we don't even do the figures in advance.  We just feel there's room in the market. . . .We try to make the figures work out after the event." —Richard Branson, Virgin Group

280.  "We are what we repeatedly do, excellence therefore is not an act, but a habit" —Aristotle

281. Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly. —Anon

282. Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten. —B.F. Skinner.

283.  Failure is the tuition you pay for success. —Walter Brunell 

284.  The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. —Thomas Jefferson

285.  "Success is often achieved by those who don't know that failure is inevitable." —Coco Chanel

286. The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.   —Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

287. Almost every man has a strong natural desire of being valued and esteemed by the respect of his species, but I am concerned and grieved to see how few fall into the right and only infallible method of becoming so.  That laudable ambition is too commonly misapplied and often ill employed.  Some, to make themselves considerable, pursue learning; others grasp at wealth; some aim at being thought witty; and others are only careful to make the most of a handsome person; but what is wit, or wealth, or form, or learning when compared with virtue?  It is true we love the handsome, we applaud the learned, and we fear the rich and powerful; but we even worship and adore the virtuous.  Nor is it strange; since men of virtue are so rare, so very rare to be found.  If we were as industrious to become good as to make ourselves great, we should become really great by being good, and the number of valuable men would be much increased; but it is a grand mistake to think of being great without goodness; and I pronounce it as certain, that there was never yet a truly great man that was not at the same time truly virtuous.   —Benjamin Franklin

288. I have made it a rule to go to bed when there wasn't anybody left to sit up with; and I have made it a rule to get up when I had to. In the matter of diet, I have been persistently strict in sticking to the things which didn't agree with me, until one or the other of us got the best of it. I have made it a rule never to smoke more than one cigar at a time. As for drinking, when the others drink I like to help. I have ever taken any exercise, except sleeping and resting, and I never intend to take any.  Exercise is loathsome. —Mark Twain

289. Everything in the universe is within you. Ask all from yourself. — Rumi

290. "The Song of the River" written by William Randolph Hearst in 1941 at his Wyntoon Estate on the McCloud River in Northern California foothills of Mount Shasta:

The snow melts on the mountain
And the water runs down to the spring,
And the spring in a turbulent fountain, 
With a song of youth to sing,
Runs down to the riotous river,
And the river flows to the sea,
And the water again
Goes back in rain
To the hills where it used to be.

And I wonder if life's deep mystery
Isn't much like the rain and the snow
Returning through all eternity
To the places it used to know.

For life was born on the lofty heights
and flows in a laughing stream, 
To the river below
Whose onward flow
Ends in a peaceful dream.

And so at last,
When our life has passed
And the river has run it's course,
It again goes back,
O'er the selfsame track,
To the mountain which was its source.

So why prize life
Or why fear death,
Or dread what is to be?
The river ran
It's allotted span
Till it reached the silent sea.

Then the water harked back
To the mountain-top
To begin its course once more.
So we shall run
The course begun
Till we reach the silent shore.

Then revisit earth
In a pure rebirth
From the heart of the virgin snow.
So don't ask why
We live or die,
Or whither, or when we go,
Or wonder about the mysteries
That only God may know

—W.R. Hearst

291. God is a comedian playing to an audience too scared to laugh. —Voltaire

292. "Isn't it great that all the people who prefer Los Angeles to San Francisco live there!" —Herb Caen

293. The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. —Henry David Thoreau

294. "There is no one who can take our place. Each of us weaves a strand in the web of creation. There is no one who can weave that strand for us. What we have to contribute is both unique and irreplaceable. What we withhold from life is lost to life. The entire world depends upon our individual choices." —Duane Elgin 

295. In the end, a vision without the ability to execute is probably a hallucination. —Stephen Case, Chairman, AOL Tim Warner.

296. The person who wins may have been counted out several times, but didn't hear the referee. —Anonymous

297. You can go to France, but you will never be a Frenchman. You can go to Japan, but you will never be Japanese. You can go to China, but you will never be Chinese. You can go Germany, but you will never be German. But anyone can come to America from anywhere and become an American. —Ronald Reagan (During a speech commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty.)

298. Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. —Peter Drucker

299. If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company. —Jean-Paul Sartre.

300. Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things. —Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645) 

301. Friendship is love without wings. —Lord Byron 

302. "Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book-friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness." —Helen Keller (1880-1968), U.S. author, lecturer. The Story of My Life, pt. 1, ch. 21 (1903).

303. "For a favor done is a favor received; and the debt is no more that the monetary sign of a social obligation. The ‘confidence’ its members have in the credit system is their trust in a social order. " —Anon.

304. "There are no accidents" —Miles Davis

305. "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." —George Bernard Shaw

306. "Knowledge is happiness, because to have knowledge—broad, deep knowledge—is to know true ends from false, and lofty things from low. To know the thoughts and deeds that have marked man's progress is to feel the great heart-throbs of humanity through the centuries; and if one does not feel in these pulsations a heavenward striving, one must indeed be deaf to the harmonies of life." —Helen Keller (1880-1968), U.S. blind/deaf author, lecturer. The Story of My Life, pt. 1, ch. 20 (1903).

307. "The hands of those I meet are dumbly eloquent to me. The touch of some hands is an impertinence. I have met people so empty of joy, that when I clasped their frosty finger-tips, it seemed as if I were shaking hands with a northeast storm. Others there are whose hands have sunbeams in them, so that their grasp warms my heart." —Helen Keller (1880-1968), American blind/deaf author, lecturer. The Story of My Life, pt. 1, ch. 23 (1903).

308. "Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle." —Helen Keller (1880-1968), U.S. blind/deaf author, lecturer. The Story of My Life, pt. 3, "Personality" (1903).

309. Security is mostly superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. —Hellen Keller, The open door, 1957

310. On Ancestry "There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his." —Helen Keller (1880-1968), U.S. author, lecturer. The Story of My Life, pt. 1, ch. 1 (1903).

311. On Planning "In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable." —Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), U.S. general, Republican politician, president. One of Eisenhower's favorite maxims. Quoted by Richard Nixon in: Six Crises, "Krushchev" (1962).

312. "Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity." —Dr. William Menninger.

313. "Age and experience will always beat out youth and inexperience." —Tonny Robbins

314. "He who asks questions cannot avoid the answers" —Proverb

315. "Repetition is the mother of skill" —Proverb

316. Persistence "Nothing in the world can take he place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent." —Calvin Coolige

317. "Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration." —Thomas Edison

318. "We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us." —Winston Churchill

319. "...Love is seldom what it seems, only other peoples dreams." —Frank Sinatra

320.  "All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don't discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others. "—Danny Thomas.

321. "I've never sought success in order to get fame and money; it's talent and the passion that count in success." —Ingrid Bergman

322. On The Arms Race "Every gun that is fired, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. The world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its labourers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children." —Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), U.S. general, Republican politician, president. Speech, April 1953, Washington, D.C.

323. "When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity." —Albert Einstein (1879-1955), German-American theoretical physicist. Quoted in: News Chronicle (14 March 1949)."

324. "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." —Albert Einstein (1879-1955), German-born U.S. physicist. Motto for the astronomy building of Junior College, Pasadena, California.

325. "Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage." —Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969), U.S. general, Republican politician, president. Broadcast speech, 28 Jan. 1954

326. The first time I walked into a trophy shop, I looked around and thought to myself, 'this guy is good!" —Fred Wolf

327. Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.----Bertolt Brecht 

328. Habit is stronger than love. —Umburto Ruiz

329. I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates. —T. S. Eliot (1888-1965), Anglo-American poet, critic. Quoted in: New York Times (21 Sept. 1958) 

330. "We may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all-the apathy of human beings." —Helen Keller (1880-1968), U.S. author, lecturer. My Religion, pt. 1, ch. 6 (1927).

331. You look to the bottom of everything—it's money. —Sid Ceaser (On Charlie Rose)

332. Man has to be part of the action and passion of his times, or to be judged not to have lived. —Oliver Wendel Homes. (Philosopher and former Cheif Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States )

333. "I don't do favors—I gather debts" —Sicilian saying. (sent in By Chris Caen.)

334.  The least expensive way, almost always ends up being the most expensive way. —Anon

335. Self righteousness has given way to situational ethics. —Anon

336.  If you don't have dreams, they can't come true. —Anon

337.  There is more to life than increasing its speed. —Gandhi 

338. "I jes trying to get on without shovin' anybody, that's all." —Henry Fonda, "The Grapes of Wrath"

339. "There is only one thing more painful than learning from experience and that is not learning from experience." —Archibald McLeish 

340. Noting that the president recently said critics had "misunderestimated" him, Brown deadpanned: "They elected the symbol of ebonics to the presidency of this nation. There ain't no brother in Oakland, or anywhere else, that would run the phrase or mix up the words the way this cat does. It raises serious questions about whether he's really white."--At state Dem convention, Willie Brown cracks wise about President Bush's verbal tribulations.

341. "It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it." —John Steinbeck

342. "One should count each day a separate life." —Seneca

343. Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit. —Napoleon Hill

344. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye. —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (sent in by David Rosenthal)

345. "For me, the safest place is out on a limb." —Shirley MacLaine

346.  Take care of the Luxuries, and the necessities will take care of themselves. —Frank Lloyd Wright.

347. "There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island . . . and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life." —Walt Disney

348. "The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read." —Abraham Lincoln

349. Management works in the system. Leadership works on the system. —Stephen R. Covey

350.  Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly. —Dane Von Hurst

351. April hath put a spirit of youth in everything — William Shakespeare 

352. "The most important thing is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well." —The Olympic Creed 

353. You know, when you grow up in the suburbs of Sydney or Auckland or Newcastle, like Ridley or Jamie Bell, well, the suburbs of anywhere. You know, a dream like this seems kind of vaguely ludicrous and completely unattainable. But this moment is directly connected to those childhood imaginings. And for anybody who's on the down side of advantage and relying purely on courage, it's possible. —RussellCrowe

354. "The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost." —G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936) 

355. Hold fast to dreams, for If dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. —Langston Hughes 

356. "I promise to keep on living as though I expect to live forever. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years, People grow old only by deserting their ideas. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul." —Douglas MacArthur

357. "He turns not back who is bound to a star." —Leonardo Da Vinci

358. "If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that's a big accomplishment. That quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life." —Chris Evert

359. "The best mirror is an old friend." —Anon.

360.  We should never despair, our situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new exertions and proportion our efforts to the exigency of the times. —General George Washington

361. "I expect to pass through this world but once; any good things that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to my fellow creatures, let me show it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again." —William Penn (1644-1718) 

362. "All of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today." —Dale Carnegie

363. In order to make something that is truly new, you must first destroy something that is old.  Be that an old building to make a new one, or a prevalent thought for a new paradigm.  Columbus had to destroy the old world notion that the world was flat in order to create the new world notion that it was round. —Ryan Kuder

364. You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you. —Brian Tracy

365. "He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty." —Lao-tzu

366. A man hears what he wants to hear and he disregards the rest. —Simon and Garfunkel (The Boxer)

367. "Drink the first. Sip the second slowly. Skip the third." —Knute Rockne

368. If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. —Henry David Thoreau

369. A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.--Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

370. Everything that can be digital will be digital. —Bill Gates

371. There are two things that people want more than sex and money - recognition and praise. —Mary Kay Ash

372. To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.  —George MacDonald

373.  "Few companies would have reached the going concern stage without the inflated confidence of their founders.  Entrepreneurs tend to be like eighteen-year-old marines who believe the bullet will go right through them without hurt or harm." —Deaver Brown

374.  The world steps aside to let any man pass if he knows where he is going. —David S. Jordan

375.  If you let others dictate your business, they will. —Anon

376. Lose your dreams and you will loose your mind. —Mick Jagger (Goodbye Ruby Tuesday)

377. "Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever
course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to the end, requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs. Peace has it victories, but it takes brave men to win them." —Ralph Waldo Emerson, author (1803-1882)

378.  "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." —Mahatma Ghandi (1869-1948)

379.  Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.

Life is a beauty, admire it.

Life is a dream, realize it.

Life is a challenge, meet it.

Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it.

Life is a promise, fulfill it.

Life is sorrow, overcome it.

Life is a song, sing it.

Life is a struggle, accept it.

Life is a tragedy, confront it.

Life is an adventure, dare it.

Life is luck, make it.

Life is life, fight for it."

—Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

380. Men use love to get sex, women use sex to get love. —Anon

381. Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. —Michael Jordan

382. There are four things in life I need to live comfortably.  As long as I can eat, sleep, shit and fuck well, everything is o.k. —Roger Bramy

383.  "An optimist is the human personification of spring." —Susan J. Bissonette

384.  Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means. —Francis Hutcheson (Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue)

385.  If you don't embrace your emotions, they will strangle you. —Joy Young  

386.  To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself. —Soren Kierkegaard, philosopher (1813-1855)

387.  Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.  —Karl Wallenda

388.  "Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk." —Joaquin Setanti

389.  Most of us spend half our time wishing for things we could have if we didn't spend half our time wishing.  —Alexander Woollcott

390.  If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything."
—Michael Evans  

391. "The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first." —Ginger Rogers

392. "To be what we are and to become what we are capable of becoming is the only end of life." —Robert Louis Stevenson  (1850-1894) Scottish author

393.  I'm supposed to have a Ph.D. on the subject of women. But the truth is I've flunked more often than not. I'm very fond of women; I admire them. But, like all men, I don't understand them.  —Frank Sinatra

394.  "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." —Leonardo da Vinci

395. "Self-respect is the cornerstone of all virtue." —John Herschel, scientist (1792-1871)

396. Life should be a celebration!  We are here for a short time and should make the most of it. —Hugh Hefner on his 75th birthday

397.  There is no limit to what a man can do, or where he can go, if he does not mind who gets the credit. —Plaque on Ronald Reagan's Desk.

398. "The true gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from goodwill and an acute sense of propriety and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity, who is himself humbled if necessity compels himself to another: who does not flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather than his own; and who appears well in any company. A man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe." —John Walter Wayland

399. Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities and the smallest minority on earth is the individual.  Great men can't be ruled.  —Ayn Rand 

400. Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.   —Norman Vincent Peale

401.  "The opportunity is often lost by deliberating." —Publius Syrus

402.  "When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, and the other represents opportunity." —John F. Kennedy

403.  "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." —Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

404.  Many times I've wondered how much there is to know. —Led Zeppelin (Over the hills and far away)

405. He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea. —Thomas Fuller

406.  In reality, I have not left home. My backyard has just grown bigger. Now the world is my backyard. –Buckminister Fuller, quoted by J. Baldwin

407.  History is a lie, agreed upon. —Anon

408.  "Leonardo da Vinci was like a man who awoke too early in the darkness, while the others were all still asleep" —Sigmund Freud

409.  Intellectual property is the backbone of our economy. —Bill Gates, CEO Summit 2001

410.  "Courage is as often the outcome of despair as of hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose, in the other, everything to gain." —Diane De Pottiers

411.  Kindness is never wasted.  If it has no effect on the recipient, at least it benefits the bestower. —S. H. Simmons

412.  "The Dark Ages still reign over all humanity, and the depth and persistence of this domination are only now becoming clear. This Dark Ages prison has no steel bars, chains, or locks. Instead, it is locked by misorientation and built of misinformation. Caught up in a plethora of conditioned reflexes and driven by the human ego, both warden and prisoner attempt meagerly to compete with God. All are intractably skeptical of what they do not understand. We are powerfully imprisoned in these Dark Ages simply by the terms in which we have been conditioned to think." —Buckminster Fuller, from "Cosmography" (MacMillan, 1932)

413.  The secret to success is to know something that nobody else knows. —Aristotle Onasis

414.  I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. —Galileo Galilei

415.  "I've never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is a temporary situation." —Mike Todd

416.  Spectacular achievement is always preceded by spectacular preparation. —Robert Schuller

417.  Most of American life consists of driving somewhere and then returning home, wondering why the hell you went. —John Updike, "Rabbit at Rest" (DR)

418.  Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave. —Mary Tyler Moore

419.  The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for the rest of your life. And the most important thing is, it must be something you cannot possibly do.  —Henry Moore

420.  "Better by far you should forget and smile, than that you should remember and be sad." —Christina Rosetti

421.  "The greatest discovery of my generation is that a man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind." —William James

422.  "The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be; all human virtues increase and strengthen themselves by the practice and experience of them."  —Socrates, philosopher (469 B.C.-399 B.C

423.  "You're basically killing each other to see who's got the better imaginary friend."  —Yasir Arrafat (On going to war over religion)

424.  "I feel there are two people inside me - me and my intuition. If I go against her, she'll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely." —Kim Basinger

425.  "If you can't be thankful for what you receive, be thankful for what you escape." —Anon

426. Those who can't think fight. —Heather Graham (Lost in Space)

427. A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car. —Kenneth Tynan

428.  If you are not cannibalizing your own business somebody else will. —Jack Welch

429.  "Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack." —George S. Patton, American general (1885-1945)

430.  Clinton lied. A man might forget where he parks or where he lives, but he never forgets oral sex, no matter how bad it is." —Barbara Bush (Former US First Lady)

431.  Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.  —William Feather

432.  There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love, there is only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen. —Wayne Dyer

433.  "Victory often goes to the army that makes the least mistakes, not the most brilliant plans." —Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970) French general and president of the Fifth Republic

434.  There are no foolish questions, and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions.  —Charles Proteus Steinmetz

435.  Lisa, if you don't like your job, you don't strike. You just go in every day and do it really half-assed. That's the American way. —Homer Simpson

436.  A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind. —John Neal

437.  You have to forget about what other people say, when you're supposed to die, or when you're supposed to be loving.  You have to forget about all these things.  You have to go on and be crazy.  Craziness is like heaven.  —Jimi Hendrix

438.  Necessity knows no law.  —Publilius Syrus

439.  If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

440.  "There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it."  —George Bernard Shaw, author (1856-1950)

441.  "Before you can win a game, you have to not lose it." —Chuck Noll

442.  "To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism, to steal ideas from many is research."  —Tom Lehrer...from the song "Lobachevsky"

443.  "There is no such thing as Heaven...but somewhere there is a San Francisco."  —Mark Twain

444.  He gives double who gives unasked.  —Arabian proverb

445.  "The really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." —Mark Twain

446.  I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.  —Abraham Lincoln

447.  "If you foolishly ignore beauty, you'll soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you wisely invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life"  —Frank Lloyd Wright, New York Times Magazine, October 4, 1953

448.  High expectations are the key to everything. —Sam Walton

449.  The George Carlin Theory: "The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends. I  mean, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death. What's that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is all backwards. You should die first, get it out of the way.  Then you live in an old age home.  You get kicked out when you're too young, you get a gold watch and you go to work.  You work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy your retirement.  You do drugs, alcohol, you party, you get ready for high school.  You go to grade school, you become a kid, you play, you have no responsibilities.  You become a little baby, you go back into the womb, spend your last nine months floating...and you finish off as an orgasm."

450.  It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. —Herman Melville

451.  Anything that does not kill you will only make you stronger.  —Friedrich Nietzsche

452.  Your focus determines your reality. —Star Wars (Phantom Menace)

453.  Success is not about recognition, it is about personal development. —Anon

454.  Drama is life with the dull bits cut out. —Alfred Hitchcock

455.  What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. —Oliver Wendell Holmes

456.  Love is ACTIVE concern for the psychological / spiritual growth of another person, or of one's self. —Steve Smith [Jake's Favorite: This is perhaps the greatest defenition for love]

457.  Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you. —Friedrich Nietzsche

458.  We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us—how we can take it, what we do with it—and that is what really counts in the end. How to take the raw stuff of life and make it a thing of worth and beauty—that is the test of living. —Joseph Fort Newton

459.  Forgiveness is the final form of love. —Reinhold Niebuhr

460.  He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.  —Anon

460.5  Dating is pressure and tension.  What is a date really, but a job interview that lasts all night?  The only difference between a date and a job interview is that in not many job interviews is there a chance you'll wind up naked at the end of it.  —Seinfeld

461.  If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail. —Abraham Maslow

462.  I don't care what you do for a living.  If you love it, you are a success. —George Burns

463.  Profanity is the effort of a feeble mind to express itself forcefully.—Unknown

464.  The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. —Franklin D. Roosevelt

465.  How I wish I didn't know now, what I didn't know then.  —Bob Seger (Against the Wind)

Year 2002

466.  "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty." —John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

467.  "We must not let foreign enemies use the forms of liberty to destroy liberty itself." —George W. Bush

468.  You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes—you just might find—you get what you need. —Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones)

469.  People who trade freedom for security soon have neither. —Milt Copulos

470.  "I'm very lucky in terms of making these predictions.  I've got the $5 billion of Microsoft R and D to not only sit and speculate, but to tell those guys, "OK, you'd better make these things come true." —Bill Gates

471.  In one way or another, everything is derivative. —Anon

472.  Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. —Arthur C. Clarke

473.  Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. —Anon.

474.  Success leaves clues. —Anon

475.  "I believe in America." —The first line from The Godfather.

476.  The only difference between stumbling blocks and stepping stones is the way in which we use them. —Anon

477.  "What poison is to food, self-pity is to life." —Oliver C. Wilson

478.  Do that which results in taking no action, and order will prevail.  —Toa Te Ching

479.  "It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot, irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known, but to question it." —Jacob Chanowski

480. When you're dead you're dead. Any religion that denies that obvious fact does not deserve our belief.  When we're alive we ought to enjoy it!—Al Hillix

481.  The heights reached by great men and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upwards in the night. —Henry Wadworth Longfellow

482.  Experience is the best (but most expensive) teacher. —Anon

483.  You see a mans true strength when you take away all of his crutches. —Anon

484.  Love is never having to say you are sorry. —Love Story

485.  If you know a man's fear, you can conquer him. —Anon

486.  Doing things that make you physically strong will make you emotionally strong. —Tony Robbins

487.  "There is an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job." —Peter Drucker

488.  It's not the fire that effects you. It's how you react to the fire. —Larry King

489.  "Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the dark place where it leads." —Erica Jong

490.  Death is not the greatest loss in life.  The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. —Norman Cousins

491.  The richness of the human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome.  —Helen Keller

492.  We should try never to let our happy frame of mind be disturbed. Whether we are suffering at present or have suffered in the past, there is no reason to be unhappy. If we can remedy it, why be unhappy? And if we cannot, what use is there in being depressed about it? That just adds more unhappiness and does no good at all.  —Dalai Lama

493.  Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.   —Albert Camus

494.  There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: Those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid that you will succeed. —Ray Goforth

495.  Failures are only superficial skinned knees.  —Anon

496.  A stranger is a friend you just haven't met yet. —Anon

497.  The only way to really learn something is to have failed. —Michael Crichton

498.  Computers in the future will only weight a mere 1.5 tons. —Popular Mechanics (1949)

499.  History will be kind to me because I will write that history. —Winston Churchill

500.  All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.  They have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts.  —Shakespeare (As You Like It)

501.  "Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." —Mahatma Gandhi

502.  There is no learning without pain. —Plato

503.  After you've heard two eyewitness accounts of an accident, it makes you wonder about history.  —Dave Barry(DR)

504.  "Dreams are the touchstones of our character."  —Henry David Thoreau (DR)

505.  Things are always at their best in their beginning. —Blaise Pascal

506.  Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.  —Marcus Aurelius

507.  People usually fail when they are on the verge of success. So give as much care to the end as to the beginning. Then there will be no failure. —Lao-tzu

508.  "The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it."  —Jean Paul (DR)

509.  Ignorance is the womb of monsters. —Henry Ward Beecher

510.  Behind every successful man there's a lot of unsuccessful years.  —Bob Brown

511.  One who has imagination without learning has wings without feet.  —Joseph Joubert

512.  We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be.  —Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

513. The lighthouse is there. We can either break ourselves against it, or we can use it as a guiding light. —Stephen Covey.

514.  The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.  —Dale Carnegie

515.  The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.  —Jim Rohn

516.  Our best successes often come after our greatest disappointments.  —Henry Ward Beecher

517.  "The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work."  —Emile Zola (1840-1902)

518.  Without work, all life goes rotten. But when work is soulless, life stifles and dies.  —Albert Camus

519.  Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.  —Jim Fiebig

520. Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary. —Sir Cecil Beaton (MH)

521.  Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.  —Martin Luther King, Jr.

522.  The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. — Oscar Wilde (MH)

523.  "You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do." —Henry Ford (christian nguyen)

524.  The darkest light is before the dawn. —Anon

525.  Progress always involves risk; you can't steal second base and keep your feet on first.  —Frederick Wilcox (MH)

526.  Following your passion is the key to success. —Phillip McGraw

527.  The wildest colts make the best horses. —Plutarch (MH)

528.  If it's not going to plan, maybe there never was a plan. (Bill Spaulding)

529.  We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing. —Anon (Brad Ellman)

530.  California girls are the greatest in the world...each one a song in the making. —John Stewart (Gold)

531.  When things don't go your way, don't be surprised if it ends up being a blessing in disguise. —Marjorie Ehrlich

532.  If you live the lie long enough it becomes the truth. —Cary Grant

533.  The three worst sins are:

-Wanting something because you can't have it.

-Wanting something because somebody else wants or has it.

-Worse of all is wanting something you already have (but don’t realize.)


534.  The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, until you get over there and realize its all just weeds. —Chi Ching Herlihy

535.  Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. —Anon

536.  In times of challenge, there are two things you can do: you can either step on the brakes, or step on the gas. —Andy Grove.

537.  There's nothing like the real thing. —Anon

538.  If you never expect anything, you will never be disappointed.  —Dora Jane Ehrlich

539.  "Life is short and uncertain. Eat dessert first.." -Miss Penny (BE)

540.  We seek not to emulate the masters, we seek what they sought. -Anon

541.  Birds of a feather flock together. -Anon

542.  Think it more satisfactory to live richly than die rich. ~ Sir Thomas Browne

543.  I have been through some awful things in my life, some of which have actually happened. -Mark Twain

544.  "I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-- I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." -Robert Frost (steve smith)

545.  The ancestor to every action is a thought. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

546.  The Final frontier is not space, it is the human imagination. -Boeing

547.  Have a mind that is open to everything, and attached to nothing.- Tilopa (10th century)

548.  The best gift you can give to yourself is a nice comfortable surrounding. -Oprah

549.  "One of the most amazing things ever said on this earth is Jesus' statement: "He that is greatest among you shall be your servant." Nobody has one chance in a billion of being thought really great after a century has passed except those who have been the servants of all. That strange realist from Bethlehem knew that."-Harry Emerson Fosdick, D.D.

550.  "Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself."- Oprah Winfreh

551.  A lady by definition is a woman that makes it easy for a man to be a gentle man. -Bobby Wilcox.

552.  The key to fashion is knowing how to accessorize. -Jason Dunn

553.  Nothing makes money. -Art Buckwald

554.  Our truest life... is when we are in our dreams awake. -Therauea

555.  Whether you are rich or poor it's always nice to have money. -Zsa ZsaGabor

556.  Simplify, Simplify, Simplify. -Henry David Therua?

557.  We might have returned to normal during these past six months, ... but the fear and chaos of that day shifted something within us, something delicate and unacknowledged and, for now, unresolved.” --Joan Ryan

558.  I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center. - Vonnegut

559.  "Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." -Henry Ford

560.  And of course, with the birth of the artist came the inevitable afterbirth - the critic. - Narrator in 'History of the World: Part I' (1981)

561.  "I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it." -Henry Emerson Fosdick

562.  The time to live and the place to die. That's all any man gets. No more, no less.- Parson (Hank Worden) in The Alamo

563.  Well, there are some things a man just can't run away from.- The Ringo Kid (John Wayne) in Stagecoach

564.  The mind cannot foresee its own advance. - Hayek

565.  Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him and to let him know that you trust him.- Booker T. Washington

566.  Solitude, if rightly used, becomes not only a privilege but a necessity. Only a superficial soul fears to fraternize with itself. ~ Alice H. Rice

567.  The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you got it made. - Groucho Marx

568.  "Your mind knows only some things. Your inner voice, your instinct, knows everything. If you listen to what you know instinctively, it will always lead you down the right path."- Henry Winkler, actor and director

569.  "What separates those who achieve from those who do not is in direct proportion to one's ability to ask for help."- Donald Keough, former president of Coca-Cola

570.  "Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius."- An Wang

571.  Reality is that which when you stop believing in it doesn't go away.- Philip K. Dick

572.  The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows. -Aristotle Onassis

573.  The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.- Michelangelo

574.  The constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. ~ Ben Franklin

575.  "Excellence can be attained if you Care more than others think is wise, Risk more than others think is safe, Dream more than others think is practical, and Expect more than others think is possible."- Author Unknown

576.  Lord, protect me from my friends; I can take care of my enemies. Voltaire

577.  The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.- John Powell

578.  "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." -Confucius

579.  Without a struggle, there can be no progress. - Frederick Douglass

580.  The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.- Eleanor Roosevelt

581.  When a man won't listen to his conscience, it's usually because he doesn't want advice from a total stranger.~ Lindsey Stewart

582.  "Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction." -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

583.  He conquers who endures.- Persius

584.  In every affair consider what precedes and what follows, and then undertake it . -Epictetus - born AD 50

585.  People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

586.  The best is the enemy of the good. -Voltaire

587.  "Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.'' - James Michener

588.  Let no one come to you without leaving better and happier. -Mother Teresa

589.  Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.- T.S. Eliot

590.  When you expect good, it's available constantly, and it makes itself a reality in your life. ~ Alfre Woodard

591.  Being all fashioned of the self-same dust, Let us be merciful as well as just. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Tales of a Wayside Inn)

592.  You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream; you've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself. ~ Diana Ross

593.  "Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life." -Immanuel Kant

594.  My lady, would you sleep with me for a million pounds? Certainly. . . Would you sleep with me for ten pounds? Certainly not!! What do you think I am a prostitute? Well, we've already established that, now we're just haggling over the price. -George Bernard Shaw

595.  "By the time we've made it, we've had it."- Malcolm Forbes

596.  "Dreams are the touchstones of our character." - Henry David Thoreau

597.  "God gives us relatives; thank God, we can choose our friends." -Addison Mizner

598.  The reward for doing right is mostly an internal phenomenon: self-respect, dignity, integrity, and self-esteem. ~ Dr. Laura Schlessinger

599.  All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. ~ Universal Declaration of Human Rights (U.N. Article 1.10 December 1948)

600.  It is the lack of order which makes us slaves; the confusion of today discounts the freedom of tomorrow. Henri Frederic Amiel (from Order and Freedom)

601.  You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension -- a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. You're about to enter into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone !!

602.  Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.
-- Gore Vidal

603.  Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route.
-- Charles Caleb Colton

604.  Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.

605.  October is crisp days and cool nights, a time to curl up around the dancing flames and sink into a good book.
-- John Sinor

606.  Old age is always 15 years older than you are.

607.  "It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters, in the end." -Ursula K. Le Guin

608.  Intolerance has been the curse of every age and state.
- Samuel Davies

609.  "The expert at anything was once a beginner."

610.  Whatever reason you have for not being somebody, there's somebody who had that same problem and overcame it.~ Barbara Reynolds

611.  "Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to doing them." -Jawaharlal Nehru

612.  If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? And if not now, when? - Rabbi Hillel

613.  Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

614.  "One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means." -Martin Luther King Junior

615.  I was a-trembling because I'd got to decide forever betwixt two things, and I knowed it. I studied for a minute, sort of holding my breath, and then says to myself, " All right, then, I'll go to hell." -Mark Twain (The Adventures of Huck. Finn)

616.  The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse. ~ Helen Keller

617.  Storytelling is how we survive, when there's no feed, the story feeds something, it feeds the spirit, the imagination. I can't imagine life without stories, stories from my parents, my culture. Stories from other people's parents, their culture. That's how we learn from each other, it's the best way. That's why literature is so important, it connects us heart to heart. ~ Alice Walker

618.  "There is no distinctly American criminal class - except Congress."-- Mark Twain

619.  "When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing." -Enrique Jardiel Poncela

620.  "One cannot subdue a man by holding back his hands. Lasting peace comes not from force." -David Borenstein

621.  Never explain - your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe you anyway. - Elbert Hubbard

622.  Justice is what is established; and thus all our established laws will necessarily be regarded as just without examination, since they are established. - Pascal

623.  It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things. - Leonardo da Vinci

624.  "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." -Walt Disney

625.  "Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while." -Kin Hubbard

626.  Treat your enemies with courtesy, and you'll see how valuable it really is. It costs little but pays a nice dividend: those who honor are honored. Politeness and a sense of honor have this advantage: we bestow them on others without losing a thing.~ Baltasar Gracian y Morales (The Worldly Art of Wisdom: A Pocket Oracle)

627.  Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs. - Ansel Adams

628.  If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others. ~ Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld (Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims)

629.  It's a pleasure to share one's memories. Everything remembered is dear, endearing, touching, precious. At least the past is safe--though we didn't know it at the time. We know it now because it's in the past, because we have survived.~ Susan Sontag

630.  Once a man has tasted freedom he will never be content to be a slave. That is why I believe that this frightfulness we see everywhere today is only temporary. Tomorrow will be better for as long as America keeps alive the ideals of freedom and a better life. All men will want to be free and share our way of life. There must be so much that I should have said, but haven't. What I will say now is just what most of us are probably thinking every day. I thank God and America for the right to live and raise my family under the flag of tolerance, democracy and freedom.--Walt Disney (March 1, 1941)

631.  Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. - Henri Bergson

632.  "Sadness flies away on the wings of time.'
--Jean de La Fontaine

633.  "No one knows what he can do until he tries."
--Publilius Syrus

634.  Embrace the world, and the world will embrace you.- Janet Mehlhop

635.  If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things. - Rene Descartes

636.  "A brother is a friend given by Nature." -Legouve

637.  There are one hundred men seeking security - to one able man who is willing to risk his fortune. - J. Paul Getty

638.  "Education is a private matter between the person and the world of knowledge and experience, and has little to do with school or college.'' -Lillian Smith, American writer

639.  "Destiny is the invention of the cowardly, and the resigned."
--Ignazio Silone

640.  "The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers."--Thomas Jefferson

641.  "Too much credit is given to the end result. The true lesson is in the struggle that takes place between the dream and reality.  This struggle is called life."

642.  Every great scientific truth goes through three stages:  First, people say it conflicts with the Bible, Next, they say it has been discovered before, Lastly, they say they always believed it.--Jean Louis Agassiz [1807-1873]

643.  "Happiness is the result of being too busy to be miserable."- Author unknown

644.  Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try. -Yoda, from Star Wars V

645.  Who was the guy who first looked at a cow and said, "I think I'll drink whatever comes out of these things when I squeeze 'em!"? -Bill Watterson, from Calvin & Hobbes

646.  Time is but the stream I go a-fishin in. I drink at it, but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. It's thin current slides away, but eternity remains.  -Henry David Thoreau

647.  "I think, therefore I am" -Rene Descartes 1596-1650

648.  "Keep your THOUGHTS positive...Because your thoughts become your WORDS.

Keep your WORDS positive...Because your words become your ACTIONS.

Keep your ACTIONS positive...Because your actions become your HABITS.

Keep your HABITS positive...Because your habits become your VALUES.

Keep your VALUES positive...Because your values become your DESTINY."

649.  Few minds wear out; more rust out. -Christian Nestell Bovee

650.  Now I've laid me down to die

I pray my neighbors not to pry

Too deeply into sins that I

Not only cannot here deny

But much enjoyed as life flew by.

-Preston Sturges, Epitaph

651.  Never let the fear of striking out get in your way. -Babe Ruth

652.  Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.-Hector Berlioz

653.  An autobiography is the story of how a man thinks he lived.-Herbert Samuel

654.  While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future. -Ronald Reagan,US president, 1992

655.  Never take the advice of someone who has not had your kind of trouble. -Sidney J. Harris

656.  Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen. -James Russel Lowell

657.  If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. You may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.-Abraham Lincoln

658.  Let me tell you something that we Israelis have against Moses. He took us 40 years through the desert in order to bring us to the one spot in the Middle East that has no oil! -Golda Meir- New York Times, 6//10/73

659.  Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many. -Anonymous

660.  Applaud friends, the comedy is over. -Ludwig van Beethoven, last words

661.  Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all. -Dale Carnegie

662.  The first human being who hurled an insult instead of a stone was the founder of civilization. -Sigmund Freud

663.  My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.-Ernest Hemingway

664.  Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed. -Mao Tse-tung, revolutionary and party chairman

665.  Life is what happens while you are making other plans. -John Lennon, singer and songwriter

666.  If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do matters. -Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, reporter, editor, US First Lady

667.  Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past. -George Orwell, author

668.  Business means compromise. -Franz Huber

669.  Courage is very important.  Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use. -Rush Gordon

670.  My father always told me.  Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life. -Jim Fox

671.  Talent does what it can, Genius does what it must.-Ruiz

672.  "Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional."

673."What poison is to food, self-pity is to life."
--Oliver C. Wilson

674.  "We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same."
--Carlos Castenada

675.  Criminal: A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.-- Howard Scott

676.  "The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection."--Goethe

677.  "Winning isn't everything. Wanting to win is."
--Catfish Hunter

678.  "'Worry' is a word that I don't allow myself to use."
--Dwight D. Eisenhower

679.  Far better it is to dare mighty things, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those who neither enjoy much or suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.- T. Roosevelt

680.  The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds, and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy.~ Florence Scovel Shinn

681.  "Nobody can bring you peace but yourself."--Ralph Waldo Emerson

682.  "Every difficulty slurred over will be a ghost to disturb your repose later on."  --Frederic Chopin

683.  "People will feel safer around you and speak truthfully to you when they feel you are listening intently to them."--Brian Koslow

684.  A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools a machine shop. -Robert Hughes

685.  Action is the foundational key to all success. - Pablo Picasso

686.  "You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions." -Naguib, Mahfouz

687.  "The aim of life is self-development, to realize one's nature perfectly."  --Oscar Wilde

688.  Most people don't live.  They exist.  -Ruiz The Great

689.  You should not step over dollars to pick-up pennies. -Ron Gonzales

690.  The best way to predict the future is to invent it. -Alan Kay

691.  Every time I step up to bat, I step up to hit a home run. -Babe Ruth (The irony behind this statement is that to this day, Babe holds the record not only for the greatest number of home runs per at bat, but also the record for the greatest number of strike-outs per at bat.

692.  If you love somebody set them free. It they come back, they are yours forever. If they don't they were never yours to begin with. -Indecent Proposal

693.  The difference between the right word, and almost the right word, is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.--Mark Twain

694.  Familiarity breeds contempt. -Anon

Year 2003

695.  Life is very short, and there's no time, for fussing and fighting my friend. -The Beatles (we can work it out)

696.  You can't see things in other people that you don't posses within yourself. -Dr. Phil

697.  Hell is truth seen to late. -Edward Wilson

698.  The following aphorisms are written by Andy Rooney, a man who has the gift of saying so much with so few words.....(AH)

I've learned.... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
I've learned.... That when you're in love, it shows.
I've learned.... That just one person saying to me, "You've made my day!" makes my day.
I've learned.... That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.
I've learned.... That being kind is more important than being right.
I've learned.... That you should never say no to a gift from a child.
I've learned.... That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way.
I've learned.... That no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.
I've learned.... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
I've learned.... That simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.
I've learned.... That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.
I've learned.... That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.
I've learned.... That money doesn't buy class.
I've learned.... That it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.
I've learned... That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
I've learned.... That the Lord didn't do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?
I've learned.... That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.
I've learned.... That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.
I've learned.... That love, not time, heals all wounds.
I've learned.... That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.
I've learned.... That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.
I've learned.... That there's nothing sweeter than sleeping with your babies and feeling their breath on your cheeks.
I've learned.... That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.
I've learned.... That life is tough, but I'm tougher.
I've learned.... That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.
I've learned.... That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.
I've learned.... That I wish I could have told my Dad that I love him one more time before he passed away
I've learned.... That one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.
I've learned.... That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
I've learned.... That I can't choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do about it.
I've learned.... That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.
I've learned.... That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.
I've learned ... That it is best to give advice in only two circumstances; when it is requested and when it is a life threatening situation.
I've learned.... That the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.
To all of you.... Make sure you read all the way down to the last sentence.

699.  The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle.-Stanley Cubric

700."Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. And dance like no one is watching. " ---- ANON

701.  April fools is for fools. -Jake3

702.  Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers. -Garth Brooks

703.  Experience is what happens when something unexpected comes up.

704. The future belongs to the creative. -H Ruiz

705. Beyond complexity lies simplicity. -Anon

706. Failures are instructive. -Anon

707.  Being "on the move" doesn't always mean moving.

708.Good judgement comes from experience and experince comes from bad judgement. --Barry LePhter (sent in Jeff Briebart)

709.  In all relationships people either contribute or contaminate. -Dr. Phil

710.  Bad people treat kindness as a weakness. -Anon

711.  Adversity either deepens or deadens you. -Friedrich Nietzsche

712.  It is better to be alone with honesty, than to be lonely with a liar. -Anon

713.  The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. -Winston Churchill

714.  Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.— Kahlil Gibran (Brad Elman)

715.  "Who says worrying never does any good, most of the things I worry about never happen" --- Gordon B Hinckley (Bruce McMullen from Microsoft)

716.  "Women do generally manage to love the guys they marry more than they manage to marry the guys they love."- Clare Boothe Luce (Brad Elman)

717.  "Change before you have to."--Jack Welch (Ashley Burkholder)

718.  Thought is the blossom; language the bud; action the fruit behind it.  - Ralph Waldo Emerson (Jill Soudyn)

719.  Bessie Braddock to Sir Winston Churchill: "You're drunk!"  His retort: "Yes, and you are ugly, but tomorrow I shall be sober."

720.  "I like to learn, but I do not always like to be taught" -Anon (Valliesto Bailey)

721.  "Don't cry for things that can't cry for you" - Anon (Valliesto Bailey)

722.  Time is a river without banks. -Anon

723.  The reward for a good deed is to have done it. -Anon

724.  If they will do it with you, they will do it to you. -Dr. Phil

725.  The enemy of my enemy is my friend. -Anon

726.  I believe more in respect than in love. -Ruiz

727.  When you struggle, that's when you realize what you're made of, and that's when you realize what the people around you can do. You learn who you'd want to take with you to a war, and who you'd only want to take to lunch.~ Chamique Holdsclaw

728.  "Capital punishment turns the state into a murderer. But imprisonment turns the state into a gay dungeon-master." --Rev. Jesse Jackson

729. "My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch."--Jack Nicholson

 730.  "Nothing can bring you peace but yourself."
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

731.  "Doest thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of."--Benjamin Franklin

732.  A man's gotta make at least one bet a day, else he could be walking around lucky and never know it. -Jimmy Jones

733.  "There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way."
--Christopher Morely

734.  "The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do."
--Leontyne Price

735.  When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not Guilty.'--Theodore Roosevelt

736.  "I have come to realize that all my trouble with living has come from fear and smallness within me."
--Angela L. Wozniak

737.  "Life is a romantic business. It is painting a picture, not doing a sum."--Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

738.  “Happiness is a way-station between too little and too much.”
--Channing Pollock

739.  “Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.”
--Sandra Carey

740.  “A silent threat to your credibility is making assumptions. Most assumptions are inaccurate.”
--Brian Koslow

741.  So you think your job sucks? Well why didn't you say something-there's a support group for that-it's called everybody and we meet at the bar!!' Drew Carey

742.  If they will do it in front of you, they will do it behind you. -Julie Guthrie

743.  Maybe this world is another worlds hell. -Anon

745.  Life is like a beach.  Sometimes the tide is high, sometimes low. Sometimes the surf is ruff sometimes calm. Sometimes the water is freezing cold sometimes magnificently warm. Sometimes sand gets in your shoes and makes you feel uncomfortable, and then again sometimes sand feels great under you feet. The beach has an ebb and flow that always reminds me of life. Perhaps this is because we come from the water. The older I get the more a realize that life is a beach. -Jake3 6-6-2002 12:12PM

746.  Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle. -Italian Proverb

747.  "Rhythm is something you either have or don't have but when you have it, you have it all over." -Elvis

748.  Why he became a musician: "I wanted to be a singer because I didn't want to work." -Elvis

749.  It is amazing how limited most people are. -Dora Jane Horton

750.  "Don't underestimate the stupidity of mankind" -Anon

751.  Is there more in the tank? I don't know. I think I'm using just about everything I have.” -- Lance Armstrong, after winning his fourth straight Tour de France.

752.  There is no smoke without fire. -David Bowie

753.  There are no problems, only solutions. -John Lennon (Watching the Wheels)

754.  I'm the best there has ever been. -The Devil Went Down To Geogia by Charlie Daniels

755. Short people always think they are taller than they are and taller people always think they are shorter than they are. -Stephanie

756.  Swearing was invented as a compromise between running away and fighting.— Finley Peter Dunne (Brad Ellman)

757.  A missed opportunity is a lifetime of regret. -Anon

758.  Bringing a girl to a bar or club is like bringing sand to the beach. -Valiesto Bailey

759.  Appeasement only makes the Aggressor more Aggressive-anon

760.  Some of gods greatest gifts are unanswered prayers. -Garth Brooks

761.  A man chases a woman until she catches him. -Valiesto Bailey

762.  You make a decision through elimination. -Patty Sollenne

763.  Family brings you home. -Maya Angelou

764.  "It is the man and woman united that makes the complete human being. Separate she lacks his force of body and strength of reason; he her softness, sensibility and acute discernment. Together they are most likely to succeed in the world." -- Benjamin Franklin

765.  "The entire sum of existence is the magic of being needed by just one person."-- Vi Putnam

766.  Castro played host to Carter at the Latin American School of Medicine, where the Cuban leader argued that the concept of democracy was born in ancient Athens, with fewer than 20,000 citizens ruling some 50,000 non-citizens and 80,000 slaves.

Noting the vast poverty of most of the world's people, Castro compared Western-style democracies to an Athens in which a minority unjustly dominates the majority and said Cuba was striving for "a society with justice" and equal opportunity. He said his country was seeking "that dream of justice, of true liberty, of true democracy, of true human rights."

767.  I bacame a photographer because I was did not want to work.  Photography is simply puting the camera in an interesting position and pushing the button. -Harry Benton.

768.  'Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter.'-Ansel Adams

769.  Most people don't really learn their craft. -Jerry Lewis

770.  Do what you love and the money will follow. -Oparah

771.  Leadership comes to those who have prevailed. -Charlie Rose

772.  To see is to think and to think is to see. -Richard Serra (Sculputor)

773.  Art is purposefully useless. Richard Serra (Sculputor)

774.  "Don't keep forever on the public road, going only where others have gone. Leave the beaten track occasionally... You will be certain to find something you have never seen before. Of course, it will be a little thing, but do not ignore it. Follow it up, explore all around it; one discovery will lead to another, and before you know it you will have something worth thinking about to occupy your mind. All really big discoveries are the results of thought." -- Alexander Graham Bell

775.  Never mistake motion for action. — Ernest Hemingway (Brad Ellman)

776.  What you risk reveals what you value. -Jeanette Winterson

777.  To be in chains is sometimes safer than to be free. -Orson Welles (The Trail)

778.  One gets very dependent on ones advocate as time goes by. -Anthony Perkins (The Trail)

779.  Those who can do. Those who can't teach. -George Bernard Shaw.

780.  Sorry about the long letter.  I did not have time to write a short one. -Pascal

781.  The most powerful role model in any child's life is the same sex parent. -Dr. Phil

782.  News is the first draft of history.  -Phil Gram

783.  What you most expect often doesn't happen and what you least often occurs. -Dan Rather

784.  You can not change what you do not acknowledge. -Dr. Phil

785.  All the world is a stage and all the men and women merely players.  They have their exits and their entrances. -William Shakespeare.

786.  "Two things will never go out of style: spirituality and sex.  They're the same thing. At the moment of supreme orgasm, even the atheist says, 'Oh, my God.' -Carlos Santana

787.  The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

788.  I guess I am lying to myself—It's just do I know I am? —Mick Jager (Song: Miss You)

789.  Ultimately science comes down to the individual mind grappling with something mysterious. —GEORGE JOHNSON

790.  Your mind is not for storing it is for thinking. —Anon

791.  There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path. -Morpheus

792.  Time is always against us.-Morpheus

793.  You don't just marry a woman. You marry a family. -Joan Girardot

794.  The key to investing is not assessing how much an industry is going to affect society, or how much it will grow, but rather determining the competitive advantage of any given company and, above all, the durability of that advantage. The products or services that have wide, sustainable moats around them are the ones that deliver rewards to investors. -Warren Buffet (Fortune Magazine.  November 22, 1999)

795.  I would rather have an intelligent enemy than a stupid friend.  -Antonia Banderas

796.  The hardest thing is to begin. -Salma Hayak

797.  The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. -Dr. Phil

798.  Brother, you can't go to jail for what you're thinking. -Dean Martin (Standing on the Corner, watching all the girls go by)

799.  A fool and his wealth are soon departed. -Proverb

800.  The thing about life is that by the time you get old enough to understand what it is all about you die. -Ozzy Ozzborne

801.  A gem cannot be polished without friction. -Anon

802.  Even when you're good, you're 20 minutes away from returning to 'You suck.' ” — Ray Ratto on coaching in the Bay Area these days.

803.  Never trust anyone who sells on commission. -Anon

804.   Three of a kind makes a trend. -Anon

805.  More is lost by indecision than by wrong decision. -Tony Soprano

806.  You get what you ask for in this world. If you ask for nothing you get nothing. -Dr. Phil

807.  Appeasement only makes the Aggressor more Aggressive. -Anon

808.  "I am only a public entertainer who has understood his time." —Pablo Picasso

809.  The circle is know complete. When I left you I was but the learner. Know I am the master. -Darth Vader

810.  I would rather laugh than cry. -Julie Guthrie

811.  "The difficult we do right away; the impossible takes slightly longer." -- Philo T. Farnsworth, Inventor of Television <http://farnovision.com>

812.  The past is never dead. It's not even past. -William Faulkner (From Requiem for a Nun)

813.  I have seen so far because I have stood on the shoulders of giants. -Sir Isaac Newton

814.  Any successful platform needs a solid foundation. -Microsoft

815.  Religion to me really means ethical systems and it comes down to a sense of values. -Michael Crichton

816.  Women are not the sensitive sex. That is one of the great delusions of literature. Men are the true Romanticists. -Cary Grant (Indiscreet 1958)

817.  The moment I meet an attractive women, I have to start pretending I've no desire to make love to her. -Cary Grant (North by Northwest)

818.  Of all the tasks of government, the most basic is to protect its citizens from violence. -JOHN FOSTER DULLES

819.  That which is not just is not law.  —William Floyd Garrison (1831 Boston)

820.  There are two things you give your children.  One is roots; the other is wings. —Anon

821.  If you could see around a corner, you might not go around the corner. —Dr. Phil

822.  Like a diamond from deep in the earth, art comes from deep within the artist. -Vincent Van Gough

823.  Why do fools fall in love? How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man? What is the meaning of it all? Questions without easy answers. —Anon

824.  North Korea is a riddle wrapped in a mystery, cloaked in an enigma. -Sir Winston Churchill

825.  The men that women marry, And why they marry them, will always be A marvel and a mystery to the world. Michael Angelo

826.  Time is never wasted-It is misused. —Anon

827.  Looks Can Kill. —Anon

828.  As the slave said while whispering into the ear of the returning victorious Roman Emperor: "All glory is fleeting..." —Anon

829.  You're only as good as your last product. —Anon

830.  First rule of materialism: there's always something better.  Second rule of materialism: only the strong should look for it. -Anon

831.  God is really only another artist, he made the elephant, giraffe and cat. He has no real style but keeps trying new ideas. —Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)  

832.  Since time eternal, Man has observed that the movements of the heavens obey unchanging laws, and these have been his basis for learning to measure time and establish his calendars. Watch making is thus born of astronomy. —Patek Philippe

833.  "One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important." —Bertrand Russell

834.  The essence of all education is self-discovery and self-control. When education helps an individual to discover his own powers and limitations and shows him how to get out of his heredity its largest and best possibilities, it will fulfill its real function; when children are taught not merely to know things but particularly to know themselves, not merely how to do things but especially how to compel themselves to do things, they may be said to be really educated. For this sort of education there is demanded rigorous discipline of the powers of observation, of the reason, and especially of the will.  —Edwin Grant Conklin - American biologist

835. A child sees everything, looks straight at it, examines it, without any preconceived idea; most people, after they are about eleven or twelve, quite lose this power, they see everything through a few preconceived ideas which hang like a veil between them and the outer world. ~ Olive Schreiner (The Letters of Olive Schreiner)

836.  You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.~ Marie Curie

837.  "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is to try to please everyone." —Bill Cosby

838.  Everybody has their dues in life to pay. —Areosmith

839.  Education is freedom. —Oprah

840.  There is a lot to be said for longevity. —Frank Sinatra (vis-à-vis Larry King)

841.  The wisdom of the ages is a cultural excrement that stabilizes and fertilizes the lives of succeeding generations. —Al Hillix

842.  If your life looks cloudy, maybe the windows of your soul need washing. —Anon

843.  Excesses ultimately eventually are their own undoing, and that keeps me hopeful. —Paul Harver

844.  The first and best victory is to conquer self. To be conquered by self is, of all things the most shameful and vile. —Plato

845.  It was a great surprise to me when I discovered that most of the ugliness I saw in others, was but a reflection of my own nature.   —Anonymous

846.  It has always been a mystery to me why people spend so much time deliberately fooling themselves by creating alibis to cover their weaknesses. If used differently, this same time would be sufficient to cure the weakness, then no alibi would be needed. —Elbert Hubbard

847.  Life is a checkerboard, and the player opposite you is time. If you hesitate before moving or neglect to move promptly, your men will be wiped off the board by time. You are playing against a partner who will not tolerate indecision! —Napoleon Hill

848.  Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. —Pablo Picasso 

849.  A fearless man thrives on far horizons. —Napoleon Hill (Think and Grow Rich)

850.  Several years ago, I attended a lunchtime lecture presented by a professor from the Stanford Institute for the Qualitative Study of Society during a journalism conference. He cited a project whose aim was to find out whether people are happier now than they were 50 years ago. The project staff read people's diaries from the years in question, and what they found was interesting: People's level of happiness or unhappiness, however you choose to look at it, hasn't changed. What has changed is what they are unhappy about. Fifty years ago, people felt constrained and smothered by their close family and community ties. Today, conversely, people feel alienated and lonely because they no longer have those ties. —Amy Moon

851.  What we love, we shall grow to resemble.  --St. Bernard

852.  If there is no solution there is no problem. —Dr. John Piel

853.  If you want to lean...teach. --Dr. Phil

854.  Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with. —Anon

855.  Every cop is a criminal and all the sinners saints. —Mick Jaeger

856.   "News is what someone, somewhere is trying to suppress, the rest is just advertising"- Lord Northcliffe, British Press Baron

857.  "Better to have people hate you for your high values than love you for your low standards". —Anon

858.  Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it. —Sir Henry Royce (Rolls Royce)

859.  Everything is possible in science. —Charls Pinkus (inventor of the birth control pill. He said this to a naysayer who said it was not possible for him to create a birth control pill before he did.)

860.  "There are no problems, only solutions !!!"

861.  Love is not blind - it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less. —Rabbi Julius Gordon

862.  Life is a party. Let's get out and strut.  —Mick Jaeger

863.  "Never try; never know!" —Anon

864.  "There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it." —Anon

865.  The smallest changes can make the biggest difference. —Julie Guthrie 3-7-2003

866.  Enjoy it while it lasts because if never does. —Anon

867.  "When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school, its a wonder I can think at all." —Paul Simon

868.  There is nothing more dangerous than the combination of a little knowledge with a lot of conviction. —Anon

869.  "Where does he get all those wonderful toys"  —Jack Nicholson as the Joker in Batman

870.  "Enjoy what you can now, because things get pretty weird once it works." —James Gandolfini

871.  "Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm. " —Sir Winston Churchill (Brad Ellman)

872.  Change is a challenge to the adventurous, an opportunity to the alert, a threat to the insecure. —Anon

873.  No good deed goes unpunished. —Anon

874.  Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem. —W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965), The Moon and Sixpence

875.  If we are related we shall meet.  —Emerson

876.  Drink to me. —Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) last words

877.  Have no fear of perfection—you'll never reach it. —Anon

878.  Every gambler knows that the secret to surviving is knowing what to throw away and knowing what to keep. Cause every hand is a winner and every hand is a loser, and the best you can hope for is to die in your sleep. —Kenny Rogers (The Gambler)

879.  I shouted out "Who killed the Kennedy's?" When after all it was you and me. —Mick Jaeger

880.  One man's ceiling is another man's floor. —Anon

881.  In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is a king. —Minority Report

882.  Anyone can stand out by looking like an idiot. —Hal Rebenstein

883.  When someone trusts me I do my best work. —Vera Wang

884.  To the victor belongs the spoils. —Anon

885.  Self-righteousness has given way to situational ethics. —Anon

886.  Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union. —Frank Lloyd Wright.

887.  Buy a professional camera and you're a professional photographer, buy a flute and you own a flute. —Anon

888.  "I am the only candidate running for mayor of San Francisco, all the other candidates are running against me." —Gavin Newsom

889.  "Is there not one thing in your life worth losing everything for?" -Sean Connery (The Wind and the Lion.)

890.  There are two sides to every story, and then there is the truth.  —Anon

891.  "Women, horses, cars, clothes. I did it all.........It's called living." —Cab Calloway (Brad Ellman)

892.  That which we elect to surround ourselves with becomes the museum of our soul and archive of our experiences. -Thomas Jefferson

893.  I've never been sorry I bought something I wanted when I wanted it. The older I get the more I realize that money is replaceable but time is not. —Anon

894.  He who live outside his means will see his means diminish. He who lives within his means will see his means expand. —Mark Rado

895.  You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction. —George Horace Lorimer

896.  That which does not kill you only makes you stronger. —Friedrich Nietzsche

Year 2004

897.  There are ways of killing yourself without killing yourself. --John Travolta (Saturday Night Fever)

898.  A man who does not spend time with his family can never be a real man. —Marlon Bando (Don Carleone in the Godfather)

899.  "You know the world is going totally crazy when: the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the Swiss hold the Americas cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance and Germany doesn't want to go to war" —Anon

900.  "You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you." -Dale Carnegie (Brad Ellman)

901. It is better to be feared than loved. -Machiavelli

902.  It's the little things that make a big difference. -Stew Weis

903.  Don't give up. Keep going. There is always a chance that you will stumble over something terrific. I have never heard of anyone stumbling over anything while he was sitting down. ~ Ann Landers

904.  The English Philosopher Isaiah Berlin said that "There are two kinds of freedom: Freedom from and freedom to." For me the freedom from meetings, the freedom from the obligations of a bureaucracy that comes with running a large department, the freedom from all those things that seem to consume so much of my time every day--that's important, and then, the freedom to. The freedom to think, the freedom to explore avenues outside perhaps of modern art. To go beyond the boundaries that are defined by the job I have now into a broader understanding of visual arts and culture is something that I really welcome. --Kirk Varnedoe (Art Historian and Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the New York MOMA (1988-2003) and Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study)

905.  What makes modern art modern? We often think of modern art as being something invented out of a void; that something almost dropped in from Mars. But, in fact if you look at some of the most profound innovations of modern art; the way it changed our notion of space, the way color was used, you'll see that what they involved is tinkering with a set of inherited conventions, a set of hierarchies of what was important and what wasn't important, and reshuffling the deck, inverting the hierarchies, changing the expectations, using the same conventions, but against each other in unexpected ways, and its that sense of playing with the rules of the game that make modern art experimental, that make it propose a different arrangement of the things that we know. --Kirk Varnedoe (Art Historian and Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the New York MOMA (1988-2003) and Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study)

906.  I felt honestly that reducing stress in my life might be important in prolonging it. --Kirk Varnedoe (Art Historian and Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the New York MOMA (1988-2003) and Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study)

907.  Terrorism is the deliberate killing of innocent people.  It is murder turned into a political weapon.  You target a population, you kill at random among that population aiming to force its political leaders or it government to make concessions, to surrender, to go away, to yield to your desires.  —Dr. Michael Walzer (Political Philosopher at the Institute for Advanced Study)

908.  A work of art is something that has constant meanings atatched to it, added to it, and going on for ever.  —Dr. Oled Grabar

909.  A car is the closest thing you will ever create to something that is alive. —Sir William Lion (founder of Jaguar)

910.  You should not go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back. —Anon

911.  Freedom is not free. --Anon

912.  “In the temple of science are many mansions… and various indeed are they that dwell therein and the motives that have led them there.

Many take to science out of a joyful sense of superior intellectual power; science is their own special sport to which they look for vivid experience and the satisfaction of ambition; many others are to be found in the temple who have offered the products of their brains on this altar for purely utilitarian purposes. Were an angel of the Lord to come and drive all the people belonging to these two categories out of the temple, it would be noticeably emptier but there would still be some men of both present and past times left inside….If the types we have just expelled were the only types there were, the temple would never have existed any more than one can have a wood consisting of nothing but creepers…those who have found favor with the angel…are somewhat odd, uncommunicative, solitary fellows, really less like each other than the hosts of the rejected.

What has brought them to the temple…no single answer will cover…escape from everyday life; with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one’s own shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from his noisy cramped surroundings into the silence of the high mountains where the eye ranges freely through the still pure air and fondly traces out the restful contours apparently built for eternity. 

The passage is from a 1918 speech by a young German scientist named Albert Einstein.

913.  Happiness isn't getting what you want; it's wanting what you get. --Garth Brooks

914.  Happiness is a by-product of achievement. --Anon

915.  Death is life's way of telling you you're fired. --Anon

916.  Salvation, whatever that may be, will not be found amidst the external; it awaits within. -- Thanos

917.  We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists. . .in the loved one, perfection. -- Sidney Poitier

918.  We are not here to live our lives in the best way possible; to perform to the highest standards of excellence; to leave a legacy that will stand the test of time; to make this world a better place for our children and their children, and their children; to amaze other worldly life with our unassailable morality. We are here cause God needed a comedy channel. -- Young Liu

919.  An unchallenged lie is a truth. --Dr. Phil

920.  "The music industry is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs." --Hunter S. Thompson

921.  -Stereotypes always have a grain of truth to them. --Anon

922.  To grasp 20th Century art you ought to see side by side, everything Matisse and I were doing. --Pablo Picasso

923.  I don't care about money. I like to spend money. I don't have respect for money. It is just paper to me. -Gianni Versace.

924.  There surely is some price in life (you pay) for doing what you want to do. It can't all be roses and chocolate. -John Malkovic

925.  Sadam Hussein was neither a good soldier or a good politician. He was a bully, and the way he ran his country was pathetic. It was like a bouncer owning and running the bar. --Todd Ehrlich (5-3-2003)

926.  Einstein reffering to scientists: "The state of mind which enables a man to do work of this kind is akin to that of the religious worshipper or lover. The daily effort comes from no deliberate intention or program, but straight from the heart. “

927.  Man tries to make for himself in the fashion that suits him best a simplified and intelligible picture of the world. He then tries to some extent to substitute this cosmos of his for the world of experience, and thus to overcome it….He makes this cosmos and its construction the pivot of his emotional life in order to find in this way the peace and serenity which he cannot find in the narrow whirlpool of personal experience….The supreme task…is to arrive at those universal elementary laws from which the cosmos can be built up by pure deduction. There is no logical path to these laws; only intuition, resting on sympathetic understanding of experience, can reach them….”  --Albert Einstein

928.  “Coastal people never really know what the ocean symbolizes to landlocked inland people—what  a great distant dream it is, present but unseen in the deepest levels of subconsciousness, and when they arrive at the ocean and the conscious images are compared with the subconscious dream there is a sense of defeat at having come so far to be so stopped by a mystery that can never be fathomed. The source of it all.”  --Robert Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)

929.  “Everything is an analogy” --Robert Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)

930.  “Impatience is close to boredom but always results from one cause: an underestimation of the amount of time the job will take.”  --Robert Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)

931.  “We keep passing unseen through little moments of other people’s lives.”   --Robert Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)

932.  “We have artists with no scientific knowledge and scientists with no artistic knowledge and both with no spiritual sense of gravity at all, and the result is not just bad, it is ghastly. The time for real reunification of art and technology is really long overdue.”  --Robert Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)

933.  “A person who sees Quality and feels it as he works is a person who cares.”  --Robert Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)

934.  “Classic Knowledge, the knowledge taught by the Church of Reason, is the engine and all the boxcars.”  --Robert Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)

935.  “Stuckness shouldn’t be avoided. It’s the psychic predecessor of all real understanding. An egoless acceptance of stuckness is a key to understanding of all Quality, in mechanical work as in other endeavors. It’s this understanding of Quality as revealed by stuckness which so often makes self-taught mechanics so superior to institute-trained men who have learned how to handle everything except a new situation.”  --Robert Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)

936.  “He used the number zero as a starter. Zero, originally a Hindu number, was introduced to the West by the Arabs during the Middle Ages and was unknown to the ancient Greeks and Romans. How was that? He wondered. Had nature so subtly hidden zero that all the Greeks and all the Romans—millions of them—couldn’t find it?”  --Robert Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)

937.  “…ancient logical construct known as a dilemma. A dilemma, which is Greek for “two premises,” has been likened to the front end of an angry and charging bull.”  --Robert Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)

938.  “Philosophical mysticism, the idea that truth is indefinable and can be apprehended only by nonrational means, has been with us since the beginning of history.”  --Robert Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)

939.  “Grades really cover up failure to teach.”  --Robert Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)

940.   "No one ever travels so high as he who knows not where he is going.” --Cromwell

941.  “There’s an entire Branch of  Philosophy concerned with the definition of quality, known as esthetics. Its question, What is meant by beautiful?,  goes back to antiquity.”  --Robert Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)

942.  “Quality was a cleavage term. What every intellectual analyst looks for. You take your analytic knife, put the point directly on the term Quality and just tap, not hard, gently, and the whole world splits, cleaves, right in two—hip and square, classic and romantic, technological and humanistic—and the split is clean. There’s no mess. No slop. No little items that could be one way or the other.”  --Robert Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance)

943.  “The truth knocks on the door and you say, “go away, I’m looking for the truth,” and so it goes away. Puzzling.”

944.  “There’s nothing up ahead that’s any better than it is right here.”

945.  “If all of human knowledge, everything that’s known, is believed to be an enormous hierarchic structure, then the high country of the mind is found at the uppermost reaches of this structure in the most general, the most abstract considerations of all. Few people travel here. There’s no real profit to be made from wandering through it, yet like this high country of the material world all around us, it has its own austere beauty that to some people make the hardships of traveling through it seem worthwhile.”

946.  “…empiricist, one who believes all knowledge is derived exclusively from the senses.”

947.  “…the separate worlds of classical and romantic understanding.”

948.  “The best students always are flunking. Every good teacher knows that.”

949.  “…the doctrinal differences among Hinduism and Buddhism and Taoism are not anywhere near as important as doctrinal differences among Christianity and Islam and Judaism.”

950.  “Socrates old goal of truth, in it’s ever-changing forms, as it’s revealed by the process of rationality.”

951.  “You are never dedicated to something you have complete confidence in. No one is fanatically shouting that the sun is going to rise tomorrow. They know it’s going to rise tomorrow. When people are fanatically dedicated to political or religious faiths or any other kinds of dogmas or goals, it’s always because these dogmas or goals are in doubt.”

952.  “You have to have faith in reason because there isn’t anything else.”

953.  “To travel is better than to arrive”

954.  “We live in entirely different time structures”

955.  “People haven’t paid much attention to this before because the big concern has been with food, clothing and shelter for everyone and technology has provided these.”

956.  “It’s  analogous to the kind of hang-up Sir Issac Newton had when he wanted to solve problems of instantaneous rates of change. It was unreasonable in his time to think of anything changing within  a zero amount of time. Yet it’s almost necessary mathematically to work with other zero qualities, such as points in space and time that no one thought were unreasonable at all, although there was no real difference. So what Newton did say, in effect, ‘We’re going to presume there’s such a thing as instantaneous change, and see if we can find ways of determining what it is in various applications.’ The result of this presumption is the branch of  mathematics known as the calculus, which every engineer uses today. Newton invented a new form of reason. He expanded reason to handle infinitesimal changes and I think what is needed now is a similar expansion of reason to handle technological ugliness. The trouble is that the expansion has to be made at the roots, not at the branches, and that’s what makes it hard to see.”

957.  “We’re living in topsy-turvy times, and I think that what causes the topsy-turvy feeling is inadequacy of old forms of thought to deal with new experiences.”

958. “The whole Renaissance is supposed to have resulted from the topsy-turvy feeling caused by Columbus’ discovery of a new world. It just shook people up.” 

959.  “You’ve never had to understand it really. It’s always been completely bankrupt with regard to abstract art. Nonrepresentative art is one of the root experiences I’m talking about. Some people still condemn it because it doesn’t make ‘sense.’”

960.  “The rhetoricians of ancient Greece were the first teachers in the history of the Western world.”

961.  “Then we say perfunctory things about how good it’s all been and how we’ll see each other soon, and this is suddenly very sad to have to talk like this—like casual acquaintances.”

962.  “It had a certain syrup, but it didn’t pour.” --Gertrude Stein 

963.  “Like those in the valley behind us, most people stand in sight of the spiritual mountains all their lives and never enter them, being content to listen to others who have been there and thus avoid the hardships.”

964.  “To doubt the literal meaning of the words of Jesus or Moses incurs hostility from most people, but it’s just a fact that if Jesus or Moses were to appear today, unidentified, with the same message he spoke many years ago, his mental stability would be challenged.”

965.  “The more you look the more you see.”

966.  Eliminate the whole degree-and-grading system and then you’ll get real education.

967.  “a student completely conditioned to work for a grade rather than for the knowledge the grade was supposed to represent.”

968.  “But what had happened? The student, with no hard feelings on anybody’s part, would have flunked himself out. Good! This is what should have happened. He wasn’t there for a real education in the first place and had no real business there at all. A large amount of money and effort had been saved and there would be no stigma of failure and ruin to haunt him the rest of his life. No bridges had been burned. The student’s biggest problem was a slave mentality which had been built into him by years of carrot-and-whip grading, a mule mentality which said, if you don’t whip me, I won’t work. He didn’t get whipped. He didn’t work. And the cart of civilization, which he supposedly was being trained to pull, was just going to have to creak along a little slower without him.

969. “The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” –Paul Valery

970.  "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." -Sir Isaac Newton

971.  "To achieve....you have to know what you are doing, and that's real power."- Ayn Rand (Brad Ellman)

972.  What Las Vegas has always been is bringing out the kid in the adult, not asking adults to bring their kids. -- Alan Feldman, MGM Mirage spokesman

973.  Home is where the worries of the outside world meet their timely demise. -Drexel Heritage

974.  "He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist." --St. Francis of Assisi

975.  "To sin in silence, when one should speak, makes cowards out of men" - JFK?

976.  People do what works. --Dr. Phil


1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctor worry about them. That is why you pay him/her.

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. " An idle mind is the devil's workshop," And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5.. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

978.  There are only two kinds of plans:  Plans that might work and plans that won't work.  Plans don't win wars.  The only thing that wins them is the execution.  General Wesley Clark.

979.  Pressure is one of the biggest drugs of all. --Dominique Miller

980.  Don't piss down my my back and tell me its raining. --The outlaw Josey Wales (Visa vis Todd Patterson)

981.  Seat belts or body bags. One size fits all. Remember. Or be remembered. --SF MUNI Add

982.  True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen. ~François Duc de La Rochefoucauld~

983.  Impress your friends and amaze your enemies. --Joe Dimaio

984.  She believes in me. -Sammy Davis Jr.

985.  Life is easier when you don't have too many choices...--Anon

986. "God may have created man before woman but there is always a rough draft before the masterpiece." ~ author unknown

987.  "Computers are useless. They can only give you answers." -Pablo Picasso.

988.  Too much of a good thing is wonderful. -Mae West

989.  Everyone likes a party, but no one wants to clean. --Keb Mo.

990.  No man should get married before 30. By then he should know better. -Alvin Ehrlich

991.  Another bus comes along every 10 minutes. --Alvin Ehrlich

992.  Never strike a king unless you kill him. -Shakespeare

993.  It is much easier to become a father than to be one. ~ Kent Nerburn (Letters to My Son: Reflections on Becoming a Man)

994.  We will improve the human condition in lasting ways by creating innovative technologies that revolutionize the sciences.-Anon

995.  We don't think our way into a new life; we live our way into a new kind of thinking. -- Francis Rohr

996.  Failure is the greatest teacher. --Charlie Rose

997.  "Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them." - Samuel Butler

998.  True friends are like diamonds precious but rare . False friends are like leaves found everywhere.

999.  Change is a challenge to the adventurous, an opportunity to the alert, a threat to the insecure.

1000. There is no straight line to a dream.~ Jack Welch

1001.  "I can't do it" never yet accomplished anything. "I will try" has performed miracles.~ George P. Burnham

1002.  The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.~ Euripides

1003.  Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. You may enjoy doing it so much that you went to do it again. ~ Ross Perot

1004.  The difference between great people and everyone else is that great people create their lives actively, while everyone else is created by their lives, passively waiting to see where life takes them next. The difference between the two is the difference between living fully and just existing. - Michael Gerber

1005.  Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. ~ Henry Ford

1006.  Be as an cup, and the universe flows into you. Be as an arrow, and the universe retreats from you.~ Zen Proverb

1007.  If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.- Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975)

1008.  Forgiving those who hurt us is the key to personal peace.~ G. Weatherly

1009.  The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain--he is inspired by it. The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem--he is challenged by it. Mountains are created to be conquered; adversities are designed to be defeated; problems are sent to be solved. It is better tomaster one mountain than a thousand foothills. ~ William Arthur Ward

1010.  Be as upbeat as you can be. The basic success orientation is having an optimistic attitude. ~ John DePasquale

1011.  The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things.

1012.  He is the greatest leader who gets the people to do the greatest things. - Ronald Reagan

1013.  The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure thing boat never gets far from the shore.~ Dale Carnegie

1014.  Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill

1015. The wise man in the storm prays God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear.~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

1016.  The only thing more dangerous than the line being crossed is the cop who will cross it.--Anon

1017.  Technology is dominated by those who manage what they do not understand.--Anon

1018.  There is none so blind as those who will not see.--Moody Blues

1019.  "Man stands in his own shadow and wonders why its dark"--Anon

1020.  "Geeking" is for those who always try to imagine how technology might make life better than it is today. Personally it brings me great joy! --Anon

1021.  Love your enemies, for they will tell you your faults. --Benjamin Franklin

1022.  The greatest gift that man can give anyone is freedom from fear.  Kathryn Hepburn.

1023.  Moderate your desire of victory over your enemy, and be pleased with the one over yourself.--Benjamin Franklin

1024.  Why is it the people who need the most help won't take it. --A river runs through it.

1025.  Haste makes waste. --Benjamin Franklin

1026.  Little strokes fell great oaks. --Benjamin Franklin

1027.  Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards. --Benjamin Franklin

1028.  Desperation is the mother of courage. --Alec Baldwin

1029.  Jealousy is based on a low sense of self esteem.--Annie Lenox

1030.  I would rather have it said of me that I lived usefully than I died wealthy.  Benjamin Franklin

1031.  A good example is the best sermon. --Benjamin Franklin

1032.  There's more old drunkards than old doctors. God heals, and the doctor takes the fees. --Benjamin Franklin

1033.  Education is painful...we mostly learn from our mistakes. --Alec Baldwin

1034.  Everything is a test.  -Al Pacino

1035.  They that will not be counseled, cannot he helped. --Benjamin Franklin

1036.  Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead. --Benjamin Franklin

1037.  For age and want save while you may. No morning sun lasts a whole day. --Benjamin Franklin

1038.  When the well's dry we know the worth of water. --Benjamin Franklin

1039.  God helps them that help themselves. --Benjamin Franklin

1040.  If you don't make a total commitment to whatever you're doing, then you start looking to bail out the first time the boat starts leaking. It's tough enough getting that boat to shore with everybody rowing, let alone when a guy stands up and starts putting his life jacket on.~ Lou Holtz

1041.  At age 20, we worry about what others think of us.  At 40, we don't care what they think of us.  At 60, we discover they haven't been thinking about us at all. ~ Jock Falkson

1042.  Unfortunately, in both journalism and academe, there is a deeply ingrained tendency to think in terms of highly segmented, narrow areas of expertise, which ignores the fact that the real world is not divided up into such neat little beats and that the boundaries between domestic, international, political and technological affairs are all collapsing. --Thomas Friedman, The Lexus and the Olive Tree 1999

1043.  Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.~ Buddha

1044.  "The Bible teaches to love your neighbor, and Kama-Sutra explains how." --Anon

1045.  All lessons are repeated until learned.--Anon

1046.  Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.- Albert Camus

1047.  War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.--John Stewart Mill

1048.  "Personally I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught." - Sir Winston Churchill

1049.  "Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do."-Kahlil Gibran

1050.  If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;

If all men count with you, but none too much,

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,

Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,

And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!

-Rudyard Kipling

1051.  The easiest way to find something lost around the  house is to buy a replacement.—Anon

1052.  Life is sexually transmitted.—Anon

1053.  Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.—Anon

1054.  Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach that person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks.—Anon

1055.  In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird and people take Prozac to make it normal.—Anon

1056.  Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.—Anon

1057.  The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it. --Johann Wolfgang  von Goethe

1058.  "When you close your eyes, what you have in your heart is all that you have.  -91 year old Italian woman 

1059.    Every situation, every moment -- is of infinite worth; for it is the representative of a whole eternity. -- Johann Wolfgang  von Goethe

1060.  The ugly may be beautiful, the pretty never.--anon

1061.  Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprang up. --Oliver Wendell Holmes.

1062.  The first man gets the oyster, the second on gets the shell.

1063.  Everything is a tragedy to the man who feels and a comedy to the man who thinks!--Anon

1064.  “God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time.”--Robin Williams

1065.  "Courage charms us, because it indicates that a man loves an idea better than all things in the world, that he is thinking neither of his bed, nor his dinner, nor his money, but will venture all to put in act the invisible thought of his mind."--Ralph Waldo Emerson

1066.  There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.--Ella Wheller Wilcox

1067.  Listen, and it's amazing what you will hear. --Michael Ducker

1068.  "It's a very groovy time."--Austin Powers

1069.  A successful display has presence, whether a single object, a simple grouping or a full collection. It stops the eye and captures the imagination. --From Pottery Barn Living Rooms.

1070.  He who takes offence where none was intended is a fool ... and he who takes offence where it was intended is usually a fool.--Gordon B Hinckley

1071.  For everything we miss we gain something else, and for everything we gain we miss something else. Henry David Thoreau or Ralph Waldo Emerson.

1072.  Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time. ~ Jim Rohn

1073.  The mountains are fountains of men as well as of rivers, of glaciers, of fertile soil. The great poets, philosophers, prophets, able men whose thought and deeds have moved the world, have come down from the mountains. ~ John Muir

1075.  "Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame." --Ben Franklin

1076.  I knew looking back on the tears would make me laugh, but I never knew looking back on the laughs would make me cry. --Anon

1077.  Of all the virtues we can learn, no trait is more useful, more essential for survival, and more likely to improve the quality of life than the ability to transform adversity into an enjoyable challenge. --Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

1078.  To those who can dream there is no such place as faraway. -Anon

1079.  What's terrible is to pretend that the second-rate is first-rate. To pretend that you don't need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you're capable of better. ~ Doris Lessing

1080.  Life is too important to take seriously.  --anon

1081.  Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain. --Anon

1082.  I do not want to die until I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown.~ Kathe Kollwitz

1083.  The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. -Anon

1084.  Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. -Anon

1085. The gripping story of Galileo's trial before the Roman Inquisition is one of the defining narratives of Western civilization. The spectacle of the aging astronomer being forced, under the threat of torture, to recant his belief that the Earth revolves around the Sun has seemed to many to mark the moment when the Age of Faith gave way to the Age of Reason and to embody the Catholic Church's enduring hostility to unfettered inquiry and expression. --MICHAEL MASSING

1086.  Better to spend a little more than you planned and get what you really want than to spend a little less than you should- and lose everything." --Anon

1087. To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.   To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.  To reach for another is to risk involvement.  To expose your feelings is to risk exposing your true self.  To place your ideas, your dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss.   To love is to risk not being loved in return. To live is to risk dying. To believe is to risk despair. To try is to risk failure. But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.  The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. They may avoid suffering and sorrow, but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live.  Chained by their attitudes they are slaves; they have forfeited their freedom.  Only a person who risks is free. -Anon

1088.  [The lover says:] How beautiful you are, now that you love me. --Marlene Dietrich

1089. The ever-present phenomenon ceases to exist for our senses. It was a city dweller, or a prisoner, or a blind man suddenly given his sight, who first noted natural beauty.   --Remy de Gourmont

1090.  I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty. --John Fitzgerald Kennedy

1091.  The beauty of the world has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder. --Virginia Woolf

1092.  The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. --Albert Einstein

1093.  Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful,  we must carry it with us or we find it not. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

1094. Keep your faith in all beautiful things; in the sun when it is hidden, in the Spring when it is gone. -- Roy R. Gilson

1095.  A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

1096.  The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw. --Havelock Ellis ["Impressions and Comments" (1914)]

1097.  Sonya: No! No! When a woman isn't beautiful, people tell her. "You have lovely eyes, you have lovely hair. --Anton Chekhov ["Uncle Vanya" (1897)]

1098.  If eyes were made for seeing, then Beauty is it's own excuse for being. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

1099.  Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical. --Sophia Loren

1100.  We ascribe beauty to that which is simple; which has no superfluous parts; which exactly answers its end; which stands related to all things; which is the mean of many extremes. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

1101. Things are pretty, graceful, rich, elegant, handsome, but, until they speak to the imagination, not yet beautiful. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

1102.  Truly beautiful people are freaks of nature. --Eleanor Roosevelt.

1103.  Man's mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimension.--Oliver Wendell Holmes

1104.  Imagination continually frustrates tradition, that is its function. --John Pfeiffer

1105.  The best things in life are not free but priceless. --Benjamin Lichtenberg

1106.  Life is the greatest bargain—we get it for nothing. --Yiddish proverb

1107. Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us. --Stephen Covey

1108.  Nothing is more disgusting than the crowing about liberty by slaves, as most men are, and the flippant mistaking for freedom of some paper preamble like a Declaration of Independence, or the statute right to vote, by those who have never dared to think or to act. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

1109.  In this culture money is everything.  Money is God.  Money is our religion and it determines everything we do.  Marlon Brando

1110.  Every man dies, not every man really lives.  Mel Gibson.

1111.  One passion at a time.  --ChiChing

1112.  ... perhaps one has to be very old before one learns how to be amused rather than shocked.  --Pearl S. Buck

1113.  All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost. --J.R.R. Tolkein

1114.  It does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge that the whole country isn't in flames, that there are people in the country besides politicians, entertainers, and criminals. --Charles Kuralt

1115.  The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend. --Henri Bergson

1116.  We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are. --Anais Nin

1117.  "Art is an idea which has found its perfect visual expression. And design is the vehicle by which the expression is made possible........Design is the foundation of all the arts. " -Paul Rand

1118.  Here’s to the crazy ones.  The misfits. The rebels.  The troublemakers.  The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.  They’re not fond of rules.  And they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.   About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things.  They invent.    They imagine.    They heal.   They explore.    They create.    They inspire.   They push the human race forward.  Maybe they have to be crazy.  How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?  Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written?  Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?  We make tools for these kinds of people. While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.  Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. --Apple Computers.

1119.  "I'm a total Einsteinian with respect to the ultimate goal of science. Physicists should be able to predict all the parameters of nature, they're not adjustable." --Dr. David Gross, director of the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, Calif.

1120.  I would rather change the world than get credit for changing the world. -Michael Butler

1121.  Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.--Napoleon Bonaparte

1122.  None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm. - Henry David Thoreau

1123.  He who trains his tongue to quote the learned sages will be known far and wide as a smart-ass --Preston's Postulate

1124.  To be creative, relax and let your mind go to work, otherwise the result is either a copy of something you did before or reads like an army manual. -Kenneth H. Gordon, Jr.

1125.  An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it. -Basho

1126.  Life is tying things to see if they work. -Ray Bradbury

1127.  One sees great things from the valley, only small things from the peak. -G. K. Chesterton

1128.  The creation of thousand forests is in one acorn. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

1129.  In the creative state a man is taken out of himself. He lets down as it were a bucket into his subconscious, and draws up something which is normally beyond his reach. He mixes this thing with his normal experiences and out of the mixture he makes a work of art. - E. M. Forster

1130.  What is originality? Undetected plagiarism. - Dean William R. Inge

1131.  You cannot mandate productivity, you must provide the tools to let people become their best. - Steve Jobs

1132.  A person needs a little madness, or else they never dare cut the rope and be free. -Nikos Kazantzakis

1133.  An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail. - Dr. Edwin Land

1134.  The obvious is always least understood. - Prince Metternich

1135.  Much less evil would be done on earth if evil could not be done in the name of good. ~ Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach (Aphorisms)

1136.  Doodling is the brooding of the mind. - Saul Steinberg

1137.  The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing. - Publilius Syrus

1138.  The art of creation is older than the art of killing. - Andrei Voznesensky

1139.  Every really new idea looks crazy at first. - Alfred North Whitehead

1140.  And it the end...the love you take is equal to the love you make. -The Beatles (The End)

1141.  Goals are dreams with deadlines. -Diana Scharf Hunt

1142.  If you can¹t make a mistake, you can¹t make anything. -Marva Collins

1143.  If an idea is good it will survive defeat. It may even survive victory. -Steven Vincent Benet

1144.  Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it is the only one we have. -Alain

1145.  Change cannot be avoided...Change provides the opportunity for innovation. It gives you the chance to demonstrate your creativity. -Keshavan Nair

1146.  Imagination is our strongest tool--the ability to see ordinary things in new ways. -Keith Herrmann

1147.  To stay ahead, you must have your next idea waiting in the wings. -Rosabeth Moss Kanter

1148.  The impossible is often the untried. -Jim Goodwin

1149.  An idea is salvation by imagination. -Frank Lloyd Wright

1150.  When you reach for the stars you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either. -Leo Burnett

1151.  One's destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things. -Henry Miller

1152.  It is useless to close the gates against ideas; they overleap them. -Metternich

1153.  The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces. -Will Rogers

1154.  Success comes from taking the hand you were dealt and using it to the very best of your ability. -Ty Boyd

1155.  If you have a skeleton in your closet, take it out and dance with it. -Carolyn MacKenzie

1156.  Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. --Anon

1157.  The best way to predict the future...is to create it. --Anon

1158. You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. --Anon

1159.   A mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimension. --Anon

1160.  The Essence of Imagination - What we can easily see is only a small percentage of what is possible. Imagination is having the vision to see what is just below the surface; to picture that which is essential, but invisible to the eye. --Anon

1161.  With each degree of separation comes a degree of uncertainty. -Ban Company

1162.  Everybody asks why I started at the end and worked back to the beginning and worked back to the beginning.  The reason is simple; I could not understand the beginning until I reached the end. --White Oleander

1163.  Not to know what happened before you were born is to be forever a child. --The Emperors Club

1164.  Willful ignorance is intolerable.--The Emperors Club

1165.  Stereotypes always have a grain of truth to them. --Kirk Varnedoe

1166.  A man's character is his fate (or destiny). --The Emperors Club

1167.  The end depends upon the beginning.  --The Emperors Club

1168.  It is the kind of house you would like to wake up in on Christmas morning. --Michael Douglas (Wonderboys)

1169.  If something might work I'll try it. --James Watson (founder of D.N.A.)

1170. It is not who you know, it's who knows you. -Bill Barum

1171.  Nothing is impossible, just mathematically improbable. --Sean Connery

1172.  I would have liked to know you as an innocent child. --Big Audio Dynamite

1173.  "what's most expensive is that which does not work" --Anon

1174.  So forever in the future, shall I battle as of yore. Dying to be born a fighter, but to die again once more. - George Patton

1175.  I find it kind of funny; I find it kind of sad; the dreams in which I am dying are the best I've ever had. -Tears for Fears

1176.  The truest definition of Luxury? When you would rather escape to your life, than from it. --2004 Lexus LS 430 Brochure.

1177.  Every night I prey that people with money will acquire taste; then I pray that people with taste will acquire money.  Unfortunately they don't go hand in hand. -Bill Barum

1178.  When a butterfly flutters its wings in one part of the world, it can eventually cause a hurricane in another...Edward Lorenz & Chaos Theory

1179.  No matter what things you study, you will always find that those which are good and useful are also graced with beauty. -Baldassare Castiglione (1528)

1180.  We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe. --Johann von Goethe

1181.  I have made so many huge mistakes. Nothing surprises me and everything surprises me. -Cher

1182.  The only man who behaved sensibly was my tailor; he took my measurement anew every time he saw me, while all the rest went on with their old measurements and expected them to fit me. - Sir Winston Churchill

1183.  What luck for rulers that men do not think. - Adolf Hitler

1184.  Keep yourself clean and bright for you are the window through which you must see the world. -George Bernard Shaw

1185.  It is easier to stay out than get out- Mark Twain

1186.  Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever.- Albert Einstein

1187.  Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence. -Einstein

1188.  I sometimes ask myself how it came about that I was the one to develop the theory of relativity. The reason, I think, is that a normal adult never stops to think about problems of space and time. These are things which he has thought about as a child. But my intellectual development was retarded, as a result of which I began to wonder about space and time only when I had already grown up. -Einstein

1189.  The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. -Einstein

1190.  Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. - William Jennings Bryant

1191.  My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. - Albert Einstein

1192.  You know nothing for sure . . . except the fact that you know nothing for sure. - JFK

1193.  My mother taught me a long time ago that it is useless to get into an argument with an unarmed opponent. -anon

1193.  "Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer but the right answer." --JFK

1194.  Take the easy path and your only reward will be that it was easy.  Take the difficult path and your rewards will be many.... -Anon

1195.  "Fashion companies - the ones that really drive the market- shouldn't work to produce numbers but rather should work to sell dreams, to create products that make you feel good and that are right for the moment in which you live"-Renzo Rosso - Diesel

1196.  "Those who are ignoring technology today just because they have a little extra capacity will be left behind those who are rebuilding now in order to be ready for new growth." - Michael Capellas, CIO of MCI, June 18, 2003

1197. "The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves"- Logan Pearsall Smith

1198.  He who dares wins. --anon

1199.  If nothing sticks to Teflon, how does Teflon stick to the pan? -Anon

1200.  "Matters of great concern should be taken lightly, matters of small concern should be taken seriously." -ancient chinese adage

1201.  IF I KNEW:

If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and kiss and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise, I would video tape each action and word, so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time, I could spare an extra minute to stop and say "I love you," instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time I would be there to share your day, Well I'm sure you'll have so many more, so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow to make up for an oversight, and we always get a second chance to make everything just right.

There will always be another day to say "I love you," and certainly there's another chance to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong, and today is all I get, I'd like to say how much I love you and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike, And today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today? For if tomorrow never comes, you'll surely regret the day, That you didn't take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss and you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today, and whisper in their ear, Tell them how much you love them and that you'll always hold them dear. 

Take time to say "I'm sorry," "Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay." And if tomorrow never comes, you'll have no regrets about today. --Anon

1202.  "Perseverance is a great element of success.  If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody." --Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

1203.  "There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience. -- Jean de La Bruy`ere
1204.  "Difficulties are the things that show what men are." --Epictetus

1205.  "There is only one failure in life, and that is not to be true to the best one knows"
Canon Frederic W. Farrar

1206.  "All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this:  Act as if it were impossible to fail.  That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success." Dorthea Brande

1207.  Think fast, talk slow. -anon

1208.  The waiting is the hardest part. -Tom Petty

1209.  A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to slowly be born. --Nadine

1210.  If you want to leave a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects. -Albert Einstein

1211.  There is a big difference between people involved and people committed. -Joe Pearl

1212.  Are you willing to endure the pain for the gain? --Anon

1213.  The thing about life is that by the time you get old enough to understand what it is all about you die. -Ozzy Ozzborne

1214.  Every great architect...must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age. --Frank Lloyd Wright

1215.  A gem cannot be polished without friction. -Anon

1216.  Even when you're good, you're 20 minutes away from returning to 'You suck.' ” — Ray Ratto on coaching in the Bay Area these days.

1217.  Never trust anyone who sells on commison.  --Anon

1218.  Three of a kind makes a trend.

1219.  More is lost by indecision than by wrong decision. -Tony Saprono

1220.  You get what you ask for in this world. If you ask for nothing you get nothing. -Dr. Phil

1221.  Appeasement only makes the Aggressor more Aggressive. --Anon

1222.  If music be the food of love...play on. --Anon

1223.  The circle is know complete. When I left you I was but the learner. Know I am the master. -Darth Vader

1224.  I would rather laugh than cry. --Julie Guthrie

1225.  The past is never dead. It is even past. --Faulkner

1226.  "There must be a common faith and law for mankind" H.G. Wells (1934)

1227. "The twentieth century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: the growth of democracy; the growth of corporate power; & the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy." --Alex Carey (from "Taking the Risk Out of Democracy")

1228.  When he first campaigned for the office, he vowed to fix Muni in 100 days; it took considerably more time to get the job done. He said of that initial promise: "It was not a lie. It was not a lie at all. I just didn't know what the hell I was talking about, which is the case for most politicians when they're running for office.'' --Rachel Gordon, Chronicle Staff Writer (Mayor Willie Brown's farewell speech)

1229.  With nearly 40 years in public office I learned to never assume that someone is your permanent enemy. I always operated on the theory that you may not vote with me today but you may tomorrow, so I'm going to leave you with a sufficient amount of dignity. --Mayor Willie Brown. Farewell speech

1230.  Good people are good because they’ve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know. --Willian Saroyan.

1231. "Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, And when you laugh, laugh like hell, And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough." --Willian Saroyan. 1908-1981

1232.  "Wisdom begins in wonder" -- Socrates

1233.  "By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest." -- Confucius

1234.  "You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions."   -- Mahfouz Naguib

1235.  "Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." --Thomas Jefferson

1236.  "Talking comes by nature, silence by wisdom." --Anonymous

1237.  "It requires wisdom to understand wisdom; the music is nothing if the audience is deaf." --Walter J. Lippmann

1238.  "When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, it changes the world."
Author:Harold Kushner

1239.  "This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness."
Author:The Dalai Lama

1240.  "The best portion of a good man's life: his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love." --William Wordsworth

1241.  "Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. --Aristotle

1242.  "If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path." --Buddhist saying

1243.  "It is our special duty, that if anyone needs our help, we should give him such help to the utmost of our power." --Cicero

1244.  Only those who dare, truly live."--Ruth Freedman

1245.  "I quote others only the better to express myself." --Michel de Montaigne

1246.  Let's suppose you had a bank that each morning credited your account with $ 1,440 with one condition - Whatever part of the $1,440 you had failed to use during the day would be erased from your account and no balance carried over.....

What would you do? Of course you'd draw out every cent, everyday and use it to your best advantage....

Well, you have such a bank and its name is TIME. Every morning the bank credits you with 1,440 minutes. It writes off forever whatever portion you failed to invest to a good purpose.....INVEST WISELY! -Unknown

1247.   "In the time of your life...live." --Saroyan

1248.  Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he'll have to touch to be sure. --Anon

1249.  I’ve always been fascinated by the user interaction the Internet allows. --Mick Jagger

1250.  I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.-Mark Twain

1251.  There are no such things as excuses. There are reasons that why a particular decision was reached, and why that decision was not a good one. There is a discernible path that can be followed to find the reasons why a failure occurred. There are no excuses, only wrong decisions. ~ Andy Hutchison

1252.  "All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others." --Anon

1253.  The trick to being a star is having the talent to handle one's talent. -Ed Bradley

1254.  "What do you feed an 800 pound gorilla?" Answer: Anything he wants. -Anon

1255.  When somebody shows you who they are believe them. -Bob Fetterman (from Chris Rea)

1256.  Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing. ~ Abraham Lincoln

1257.  I spent my whole life trying not to be careless. Women and children can be careless. But not men. --Don Vito Corleone (The Godfather)

1258.  A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man. Don Vito Corleone (The Godfather)

1259.  You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal. -Chuck Carlson

1260.  "The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher regard those who think alike than those who think differently." -Nietzsche

1261.  The real winners in life are the people who look at every situation with an expectation that they can make it work or make it better. - Barbara Hetcher

1262.  The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but has no vision. ~ Helen Keller

1263.  "Good design is a timeless concept, exemplified best by an object that is soundly manufactured and beautiful, works efficiently for its purposes, and suggests ideas that transcend its form and function." - Paola Antonelli, Associate Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art, 1997.

1264.  Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up. -Anon

1265.  The computer is a bicycle for the mind. --Steve Jobs

1266.  No. I said I think that's the remedy. Whether the patient will swallow the medicine is another question.--Steve Jobs

1267.  No human male is entirely happy unless he is engaged in some activity that he shouldn't be. If he's lucky, it's legal. --Al Hillix

1268.  The greatest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.--Anon

1269.  With raising children, from age one through five, they must understand that no means no. -Gigi Lek

1270.  I know she is sweet. You can not live on chocolate alone. -Gigi Lek

1272.  Quod me nutrit. me destruit. (That which nourishes me also destroys me.) --Latin Proverb.

1273. Do not wait; the time will never be "just right." Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along. --Napoleon Hill

1274.  "It is easy enough to be pleasant when life flows by like a song. But the man worthwhile is one who will smile when everything goes totally wrong." -Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1850-1919, Poet (Brad Ellman)

1275.  As with anyone who sees the future, you might start out listening with a little smile on your face, but in the end it's awfully hard not to pay attention. -Nancy Bushkin, director of corporate communications for Atari referring to Bruno Bonnell

1276. If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would he this: "Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, "I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me." --Ann Landers

1277.  Surely no tool in history has been so controversial as the computer. Never before have so many forgotten that a tool by itself has very little intrinsic value. A chisel in the hands of a master craftsman will result in awe-inspiring works of art, while the same tool in the hands of an accountant will probably result in a trip to the hospital to stitch up the wound. Email typed on a Macintosh is no better or worse than the same email typed on a Windows computer. For many, Windows is a good tool. It enables them to do what they want to do. For others, the Macintosh is a good tool, letting them accomplish the things they wish to accomplish. One platform is not better than the other, they are as different as the people who use them. -- Amy Percival

1278.  ''Most people make the mistake of thinking design is what it looks like. People think it's this veneer -- that the designers are handed this box and told, 'Make it look good!' That's not what we think design is. It's not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.'' --Steve Jobs, Apple's C.E.O.

1279.  ''The kind of insidious revolutionary quality of the iPod, is that it's so elegant and logical, it becomes part of your life so quickly that you can't remember what it was like beforehand.''--Moby

1280.  In a word: simplicitythe transparent ease of use that is the hallmark of Apple's entire product line, including the Music Store. "I'm a complete computer dummy," McLachlan told Time after the event. "If I can use this, anyone can." --Anon

1281.  "The Mac world is a walled garden," said BuyMusic.com vice president Liz Brooks. "The PC environment is like the Wild West."

1282.  Many a truth is spoken in jest. --Dr. Phil

1283.  Existence is a mere imperfection in the perfection of non-existence. --French axiom

1284.  Anybody that does well no matter how smart they are, has to have some kind of a plan.  A plan has a timeframe with it. --Dr. Phil

1285.  This is an eat what you kill world. --Dr. Phil

1286.  People who have nothng to hide, hide nothing. --Dr. Phil

1287.  A good photographer is a good storyteller.  A picture is worth a thousand words. --Larry King

1288.  Humor is just common sense dancing. --Clive James

1289.  You don't want to be assimilated and patted on the back to quickly. --Norman Mailer.

1290.  No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless. --Bette Davis

1291. Time dominates experience. We live by watch and calendar. We eagerly trade megahertz for gigahertz. We spend billions of dollars to conceal time's bodily influences. We uproariously celebrate particular moments in time even as we quietly despair of its passage. --Brian Greene

1292.  Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow will die. -Dave Mathews

1293.  "The desire to explore and understand is part of our character and that quest has brought tangible benefits that have improved our lives in countless ways. --George W. Bush on future space exploration

1294.  I am a switcher who now understands. I used to be so concerned about having Windows and now I can't get enough Mac. It's not just a computer to me, it is a religion. Mac World is a High Holiday and Steve Jobs is God. Maybe I'm a little over dramatic, but lets face the facts, Windows users don't care and have the support that Mac users have and that is what the "Cult" is all about. All praise mighty Steve fro ever and ever. Amen.--Tuju Crue (Jan 2, 2004)

1295.  The purpose of life is a life of purpose. --Robert Burns

1296.  Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely. --Rodin

1297. Anyone who stops learning is old, whether this happens at twenty or eight. Anyone who keeps on learning not only remains young, but becomes constantly more valuable regardless of physical capacity. ~ Harvey Ullman

1298. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more. -Erica Jong

1299. "The softest pillow is a clear conscience" --Nandan Nilekani

1300. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. -Thomas Edison

1301. Education consists of example and love--nothing else. ~ Heinrich Pestalozzi

1302. I  have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. -Albert Einstein

1303. I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity. -Albert Einstein

1304. If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.  -Albert Einstein

1305. I think and think for months and years, ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.  -Albert Einstein

1306. The idle man does not know what it is to enjoy rest. -Albert Einstein

1307. You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don't trust enough.-Frank Crane

1308. When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouths. -Billy- age 4

1309. How many a man has dated a new era in his life from the reading of a book! ~ Henry David Thoreau (Walden)

1310. One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives. -Anon

1311. It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour. -Anon

1312. The ideal friendship is to feel as one while remaining two. -Anon

1313. False economy: an action which saves money at the beginning but which, over a longer period of time, results in more money being wasted than being saved.

1314. Experience is the name everyone gives to his mistakes. ~ Elbert Hubbard

1315. What we do in life echoes in eternity. -Anon

1316. "Experience is the one thing you can't get for nothing." - Oscar Wilde

1317. This is history in the making. We will never be this innocent, or this ignorant, again. " --Carolyn Porco of the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo., leader of the Cassini imaging team, is wildly enthusiastic about the Titan image.

1318. Almost all unhappiness in life comes from the tendency to blame someone else. ~ Brian Tracey

1319. Be thankful for what you have you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. ~ Oprah Winfrey

1320. Term: Being able to disagree without being disagreable.

1321. I don't want God to be on my side.  I wan't to be on God's side.  -Abraham Lincoln

1322. It's easier to catch a falling star than to find a beautiful woman who's heart is true. --John Dunn (visa vis Dan Rather)

1323. Should we stay together for the children?  Children would rather be from a broken home than live in one. --Dr. Phil

1324. There are at least two ways to lie. One is by making an active, overt misrepresentation: to say I wasn't somewhere when I was, or I did not do something when you did.  That's one thing where you just blatantly say something that is not true.  The second way you can lie is by omission: You just fail to tell somebody something that you know dam well would be material to them.  It's called lying by omission. -Dr. Phil

1325. Being famous is like having big breasts.  Everybody looks at you when you walk in the room. -Chris Rock

1326. There are no mistakes, only lessons. -Anon

1327. Learn by doing. --Frank Lloyd Wright

1328. The difference between a dream and a goal is the timeline and a realistic action play.  -Dr. Phil

1329. In the end all meaning accrues in duration.  The things we are all proudest of...the work we have done...the relationships we have, occur in duration.  It's the things we have given our best attention to. -Ken Burns

1330. Time flies when you are having fun. -David Bowie

1331. Excuses don't explain and explanations don't excuse.  So I am not here to offer any today.  -Kwame Jackson

1332. We flow to our strength. -Dr. Phil

1333. 50% of the solution to any problem lies in defining it. -Dr. Phil

1334. It's not how far you fall; it is how high you bounce. -Tony Bachera

1335. At the end of the day our attention is all we have. -Ken Burns

1336. The only thing that is really new is the history you don't know.  Harry Truman

1337. My dad used to say, "There’s something about that old boy I just can't stand about myself." ...you see in others what you hate about yourself.  -Dr. Phil

1338. Successful relationships are not about 50%-50%.  They are about 100%-100%. -Dr. Phil

 1339. Money will buy you a bed, but not a good night's sleep, a house but not a home, a companion but not a friend. ~ Zig Ziglar (Zig Ziglar's Little Book of Big Quotes)

1340. Wisdom begins in wonder. -Socrates

1341. If man makes it, don't eat it.  --Jack Lalanne

1342. The smallest deed is greater than the grandest intention. ~ Patti LaBelle

1343. Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants. ~ John W. Gardner

1344. What was the duty of the teacher if not to inspire? ~ Bharati Mukhejee (The Middleman)

1345. Success in life depends on how well you handle plan B.  Anybody can handle plan A. --Edie Widder

1346. Some vices miss what is right because they are deficient, others because they are excessive, in feelings or in actions, while virtue finds and chooses the mean. –Aristotle “Nichomachean Ethics”

1347. Predictabilty has a high value. -Shai Agassi

1348. To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. ~ David Viscott

1349. If standard of living is our major objective, quality of life almost never improves, but if quality of life is your number one objective, your standard of living almost always improves. ~ Zig Ziglar (Zig Ziglar's Little Book of Big Quotes)

1350. Dream big dreams! Imagine that you have no limitations and then decide what's right before you decide what's possible. ~ Brian Tracey (The Treasury of Quotes)

1351. Apple as a company 'isn't about making money, it's about making nice things,' he said. 'We make money to support our desire to make nice things, ...success as a designer is about, 'focus and caring.' -Jonathan Ive

1352. "It's better to be a pirate than to join the navy."

1353. Microsoft strives for domination; Apple strives for innovation. --Anon

1354. "The things that really matter are Honor, Courage and Virtue. Power and Money don't really matter so much. If you find true love...it lasts forever... –Robert Duvall (in Secondhand Lions Movie sent in by Chris Rea.)

1355. A pretty face don't mean a pretty heart. -Robert Palmer

1356. The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want now. ~ Zig Ziglar (Zig Ziglar's Little Book of Big Quotes)

1357. Don't be distracted by criticism.  Remember--the only taste of success some people haveis when they take a bite out of you.~ Zig Ziglar (Zig Ziglar's Little Book of Big Quotes

1358.  There is a space between any stimulus and the response to it. The key to our growth and happiness is how we use that space. --Stephen Covey

1359. Read carefully anything that requires your signature. Remember the big print giveth and the small print taketh away. ~ H. Jackson Brown (Life's Little Instruction Book)

1360. Failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night. ~ Zig Ziglar (Zig Ziglar's Little Book of Big Quotes)

1361. Pessimists are second rate people. They do not believe in life. ... All they want to do is drag you down and appease their own feelings of mediocrity and fear. ~ U. S. Anderson

1362. We begin to praise when we begin to see a thing needs our assistance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

1363. When I do good, I feel good.  When I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion. --Abe Lincold 1860 (visa vis Chris Reeve)

1364. Do not read good books--life is too short for that--read only the best. ~ Ernest Dimnet

1365. True self-respect, being very different from false pride, leads inevitably to respecting others.  ~ Virginia Moore (Virginia is a State of Mind)

1366. I find it fascinating that most people plan their vacations with better care than they plan their lives. Perhaps that is because escape is easier than change. ~ Jim Rohn (Jim Rohn's Weekly E-zine, Sept. 16, 20

1367. To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him, and travel in his company. ~ Andre Gide (Pretexts)

1368. Children are not very good at listening to their elders, but they never fail to imitate them.  --James Baldwin

1369. Words may show a man's wit, but actions his meaning. ~ Benjamin Franklin

1370. This is why Apple doesn’t fear Dell and doesn’t fear Microsoft. Apple gets it. Apple cares about what matters. For those who understand that, using Microsoft Windows on a Dell computer is painful, not productive. Apple’s “wholistic” design of software and hardware and style and functionality makes all the difference in the world. - Posted on Wednesday, October 6, 2004 By Jack D. Miller

1371. Power on the one side, fear on the other, are always the buttresses on which irrational authority is built. ~ Erich Fromm (Man for Himself An Inquiry into the Psychology of Ethics)

1372. True elegance is timeless. -Longines

1373. Each of us makes his own weather, determines the color of the skies in the emotional universe which he inhabits. ~ Fulton J. Sheen

1374. True creativity is characterized by a succession of acts each dependent on the one before and suggesting the one after. ~ Edwin H. Land

1375. People are always talking about originality; but what do they mean? As soon as we are born, the world begins to work upon us, and this goes on to the end. What can we call our own except energy, strength, and will? If I could give an account of all that I owe to great predecessors and contemporaries, there would be but a small balance left in my favor. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (in Conversations with Goethe, by Eckermann)

1376. "Flying home Saturday...poor in money but rich in memories and good times..." --Chris Rea (on coming back to the US after his trip to Europe.)

1377. I have a few "Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports ... all others are games." - Ernest Hemingway

1378. "Straights are for fast cars. Turns are for fast drivers." – anonymous 

1379. "If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough." -Mario Andretti

1380. Matters of great concern should be taken lightly, matters of small concern should be taken seriously." -ancient Chinese adage

1381. You get younger as you get older. -Barbra Ehrlich

1382.  Ignorance is curable, stupidity is terminal. -Anon

1383. The best stuff I have ever found has been by surprise. -Brad Pitt

1384. If a person can execute on his promises, then he's a winner. --SAP's Henning Kagermann

1385. Your most brilliant ideas come in a flash, but the flash comes only after a lot of hard work. Nobody gets a big idea when he is not relaxed and nobody gets a big idea when he is relaxed all the time. ~ Edward Blakeslee

1386. We judge of man's wisdom by his hope. ~ Ralph Waldo Eme

1387. The only way you can hurt your body is if you don't use it. --Jack Lalanne

1388. "I'll make the living, and you make the living worth while." -Dr. Phil on a stay at home wife or mother.

1389. I don't take the photograph.  The photograph takes me. --Henri Cartier-Bresson

1390. Knowledge comes by taking things apart: analysis. But wisdom comes by putting things together. ~ John A. Morrison

1391. Kindness is the only investment that never fails.  --Fortune Cookie

1392. Fashion has become a spectator sport. --Tom Ford

1393. The man who questions opinion is wise; the man who quarrels with fact is a fool. ~ Frank A Garbutt

1394. Nothing worth knowing can be taught. --Henri Cartier-Bresson (On Photography)

1395. Anybody sensitive is an artist.--Henri Cartier-Bresson

1396. Everything is interesting. --Henri Cartier-Bresson

1397. Many Receive advice.  Only the wise profit from it.  -Anon

1398. Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

1399. If you have wit, use it to please and not to hurt: you may shine like the sun in the temperate zones without scorching. ~ Lord Chesterfield

1400. Character development is the great, if not the sole, aim of education. ~ O'Shea

1401. Have you learned lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who rejected you, and braced themselves against you, or disputed the passage with you? ~ Walt Whitman

1402. "If they don't have the guts to come up here in front of you and say, 'I don't want to represent you, I want to represent those special interests, the unions, the trial lawyers ... if they don't have the guts, I call them girlie men," Govenor Schwarzenegger

1403. The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded on a fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts and we grow happier as we grow older. ~ William Lyon Phelps

1404. Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure. ~ Edward Thorndike

1405. He that gives good advice builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example builds with both. ~ Francis Bacon

1406.  "Since any reasonable person would choose a Mac over a PC, Apple's market share does provide us with an accurate reading of the percentage of reasonable people in our society."  - Roger Ebert

1407. You remember the quality long after you forget the price of anything, and the quality has got to be first.  --Ed Sabol

1408. It's not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted. ~ Mary O'Connor

1409. Life is what you do while you are waiting to die. -Donald Trump

1410. It's attitude, not aptitude,  that determines altitude. -Leo J. Feeney

1411. I have found that sitting in a place where you have never sat before can be inspiring.~ Dodie Smith

1412. Beauty I have learned from the ugly, charity from the unkind, and peace from the turmoil of the world. ~ Frederick Ward Kates

1413. Be careful if someone you know tries to do something for free...it usually ends up costing three times as much as would have it you just paid for it. --Carlo Ginnochio May 5, 2004

1414. "All depression has it's roots in self pity, and all self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves too seriously."  - Tom Robbins

1415. The firm, the enduring, the simple, and the modest are near to virtue. ~ Confucius

1416. From quiet homes and first beginning, Out to the undiscovered ends, There's nothing worth the winning, But laughter and the love of friends. ~ Hilaire Belloc ("Dedicatory Ode")

1417. Life is not measured by the breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away. ~ Unknown

1418. Success is the satisfaction of feeling that one is realizing one's ideal. ~ Anna Pavlova

1419. Democracy needs more free speech, for even the speech of foolish people is valuable if it serves to guarantee the right of the wise to talk. ~ David Cushman Coyle

1420. We have no choice of what color we're born or who our parents are or whether we're rich or poor. What we do have is some choice over what we make of our lives once we're here. ~ Mildred D. Taylor

1421. The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair." Douglas Adams

1422. Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.~ Pat Riley

1423. All humans are frightened of their own solitude. But only in solitude can we learn to know ourselves, learn to handle our own eternal aloneness. ~ Han Suyin

1424. There are no mistakes. The events we bring upon ourselves, no matter how unpleasant, are necessary in order to learn what we need to learn; whatever steps we take, they're necessary to reach the places we've chosen to go. ~ Richard Bach

1425. My memory serves me far to well. --George Michael

1426. Great spirits always encounter violent opposition from mediocre minds. - Albert Einstein

1427. Some vices miss what is right because they are deficient, others because they are excessive, in feelings or in actions, while virtue finds and chooses the mean. - Aristotle  “Nichomachean Ethics”

1428. We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world.~ Buddha

1429. A lot of people say, 'How do you do so many deals?' The truth is, if you don't have efficiency—you need all the other attributes, the drive, the this, the that—but if you're not an efficient person—I know people with 200 IQs, but they're f--king scatterbrains when it comes to efficiency—if you're not an efficient person—if you're not efficient both in time and in every other category, you can only do so much. --Donald Trump

1430. Everything he had to say deserves to be heard.  Orrin Keepnews on Thelonius Monk

1431. An elephant can be tethered by a thread--if he believes he is captive. If we believe we are chained by habit or anxiety, we are in bondage. ~ John H. Crowe

1432. Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance toward the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each new vantage point. Climb slowly, steadily, enjoying each passing moment; and the view from the summit will serve as a fitting climax for the journey. ~ Harold B. Melchart

1434. To set a lofty example is the richest bequest a man can leave behind. ~ Samuel Smiles

1435. Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. ~ Guillaume Apollinaire

1436.  Architecture is frozen music. -Johann Wolfgang Goethe [Jake's Favorite]

1437. Many people have the ambition to succeed; they may even have a special aptitude for their job. And yet they do not move ahead. Why? Perhaps they think that since they can master the job, there is no need to master themselves. ~ John Stevenson

1438. Once a human being has arrived on this earth, communication is the largest single factor determining what kinds of relationships he makes with others and what happens to him in the world about him. ~ Virginia Satir (Peoplemaking)

1439. Many people profess Christianity. Very few live it--almost none. And when you live it people may think you're crazy. It has been truthfully said that the world is equally shocked by one who repudiates Christianity as by one who practices it. ~ Peace Pilgrim

1440. Leadership is not given; it is taken. -Itamar Rabinovich

1441. A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, an mopes; a philosopher sees both sides and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all--he's walking on them. ~ D. O. Glynn

1442. What is happiness except the simple harmony between a man [or woman] and the life he [or she] leads?~ Albert Camus

1443. "Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Sallust

1444. "Apple's market share is bigger than BMW's or Mercedes’ or Porsche’s in the automobile market. What's wrong with being BMW or Mercedes?" –– Steve Jobs

1445.  Kline & Co see Apple's success in establishing its brand as a living example of how strong branding can drive growth: "Strong brands turn need into desire," the report says, adding, "with strong brands, customers don't just want to buy from you – they want to have a relationship with you.

1446. You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea. ~ John Nuveen

1447. If you think well of others, you will also speak well of others and to others.  From the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. If your heart is full of love, you will speak of love. ~ Mother Teresa

1448. People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (The Conduct of Life) [Jake's Favorite]

1449. A human being fashions his consequences as surely as he fashions his goods or his dwelling. Nothing that he says, thinks or does is without consequences.~ Norman Cousins

1450. If you don't go first class, your heirs will.  -Evelyn Baker visa vis Bill Barham

1451. Plato is my friend, Aristotle is my friend, but my best friend is the truth. –Sir Isaac Newton

1452. "I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious" - Albert Einstein

1453. They will say you are on the wrong road, if it is your own. ~ Antonio Porchi

1454. Worry is as useless as a handle on a snowball. ~ Mitzi Chandler

1455. The future's uncertain and  the end is always near. -The Doors

1456. A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure. ~ Buddha [Jake's Favorite]

1457.  The present time has one advantage over every other--it is our own. ~ Charles Caleb Colton (Lacon)

1458. You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt [Jake's Favorite]

1459. The human soul has need of security and also of risk. The fear of violence or of hunger or of any other extreme evil is a sickness of the soul. The boredom produced by a complete absence of risk is also a sickness of the soul. ~ Simone Weil (Selected Essays 1934-1943)

1460.  There is nothing more wonderful for a man than to know as he aproaches his own doorstep that someone on the other side of that door is listening for the sound of his footsteps.  --Clark Gable (visa vis Ronald Reagan) [Jake's Favorite: I love this quote]

1461. If you can imagine it, you can achieve it, If you can dream it, you can become it. ~ William Arthur Ward

1462. Tell me a fact and I will learn. Tell me a truth and I will believe. But Tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever. --EdSabol

1463. If I had influence with the good fairy who is supposed to preside over the christening of all children, I would ask that her gift to each child in the world be a sense of wonder so indestructible that it would last throughout life. ~ Rachel Carson

1464. I was once afraid of people saying, "Who does she think she is?" Now I have the courage to stand and say, "This is who I am." ~ Oprah Winfrey

1465. The amount you give isn't important. What matters is what that amount represents in terms of your life. ~ Jim Rohn

1466. The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. ~ Epicurus

Year 2005

1467. That wealth and greatness are often regarded with the respect and admiration which are due only to wisdom and virtue; and that the contempt, of which vice and folly are the only proper objects, is most often unjustly bestowed upon poverty and weakness, has been the complaint of moralists in all ages.~ Adam Smith (The Theory of Moral Sentiments)

1468. This became a credo of mine, attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.- Bette Davis

Sometimes the best way to figure out who you are is to get to that place where you don't have to be anything else.~ Unknown

It takes a lot of time, understanding, and trust to gain a close friendship with someone. My friends are my most precious asset. ~ Erynn Miller

We cannot love unless we have accepted forgiveness, and the deeper our experience of forgiveness is, the greater is our love. ~ Paul Tillich

This is the law of benefits between men: the one ought to forget at once what he has given, and the other ought never to forget what he has received. ~ Seneca

I do come home at Christmas. We all do, or we all should. We all come home, or ought to come home, for a short holiday - the longer, the better - from the great boarding school where we are forever working at our arithmetical slates, to take, and give a rest.- Charles Dickens

"If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow."- John Wayne

Christmas is a bridge. We need bridges as the river of time flows past. Today's Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday.~ Gladys Tabor (Still Cove Journal)

You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.- Marcus Aurelius

"We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?"-- Jean Cocteau

It's easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing -- that's the Lord's test.- Mahalia Jackson

America is not anything if it consists of each of us. It is something only if it consists of all of us.- Woodrow Wilson

The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind forward.- Igor Sikorsky

In every job, relationship, or life situation there is inevitably some turbulence. Learn to laugh at it. It is part of what you do and who you are.~ Allen Klein (The Lift-Your-Spirits Quote Book)

Genius sees the dynamic purpose first, find reasons afterward. ~ Walter Lippmann (A Preface to Politics)

Habituation puts to sleep the eye of our judgment.~ Montaigne ("Of Custom" in Essays)

Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy.- Cynthia Nelms

Live every day as if it were your last, because one of these days, it will be.- Jeremy Schwartz

Suaviter in modo, fortiter in re - Latin maxim (ie: gentle in manner, forceful in argument or, "grace under pressure." )

The more we know the better we forgive. Whoever feels deeply, feels for all who live.~ Madame de Stael

"As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand." -Josh Billings

Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down. -William M. Winan

We don't have an eternity to realize our dreams, only the time we are here. ~ Susan Taylor

A true champion is someone who wants to make a difference, who never gives up, and who gives everything she has no matter what the circumstances are. A true champion works hard and never loses sight of her dreams.~ Dot Richardson

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr."In aging, one becomes more foolish and more wise." -Francois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

The person who makes a success of living is one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That's dedication.- Cecil B. De Mille

Had the price of looking been blindness, I would have looked.
-- Ralph Ellison

To pray against temptation, and yet rush into occasions, is to thrust your fingers into the fire, and then pray they might not be burnt. ~ Thomas Secker


"There is no limit to what can be accomplished if it doesn't matter who gets the credit." -Emerson

Our life is frittered away by detail... Simplify, simplify, simplify! ... Simplicity of life and elevation of purpose.~ Henry David Thoreau ("Where I Lived and What I Lived For" in Walden)

Forgiveness is an inner correction that lightens the heart. It is for our peace of mind first. Being at peace, we will now have peace to give to others, and this is the most permanent and valuable gift we can possibly give.~ Gerald Jampolsky

"I'm for anything that gets you through the night, be it prayer, tranquilizers, or a bottle of Jack Daniel's." -Frank Sinatra

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.- George Bernard Shaw

Never fear shadows. They simply mean that there's a light somewhere nearby. ~ Ruth E. Renkei

Play keeps us vital and alive. It gives us an enthusiasm for life that is irreplaceable. Without it, life just doesn't taste good. ~ Lucia Capocchione

Among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. ~ Maya Angelou

"We live by encouragement and die without it - slowly, sadly and angrily." -Celeste Holmr

Man would not have attained the possible unless time and again he had reached out of the impossible.~ Max Weber ("Politics as a Vocation" in Max Weber: Essays in Sociology)

All men want, not something to do with, but something to do, or rather something to be. Thoreau

If one benefits tangibly from the exploitation of others who are weak, is one morally implicated in their predicament? Or are basic rights of human existence confined to the civilized societies that are wealthy enough to afford them? Our values are defined by what we will tolerate when it is done to others.~ William Greider (One world, Ready or Not: The Manic Logic of Global Capitalism)

Even polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold. Chesterfield- letter to his godson

I should love to satisfy all, if I possibly can; but in trying to satisfy all, I may be able to satisfy none. I have, therefore, arrived at the conclusion that the best course is to satisfy one's own conscience and leave the world to form its own judgment, favorable or otherwise.~ Mohandas K. Gandhi (in Gandhi's View of Life)

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. ~Abraham Lincoln (Lincoln's Second Annual Message to Congress, December 1, 1862)

Here is a mental treatment guaranteed to cure every ill that flesh is heir to: sit for half an hour every night and mentally forgive everyone against whom you have any ill will or antipathy.~ Charles Fillmore

God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly, the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man I've ever met.- Farrah Fawcett

It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear; about two of them nothing can be done, so it's no use worrying; and two perhaps can be settled.~ Winston Churchill (in Churchill: Taken from the Diaries of Lord Moran)

Love doesn't make the world go round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile!- Franklin Jones

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength; loving someone deeply gives you courage.- Lao-Tzu

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.~ Judy Garland

"We are what we pretend to be so we must be careful what we pretend to be." -Kurt Vonnegut

Adversity is the first path to truth.- George Gordon Byron, 'Don Juan'

In every job, relationship, or life situation there is inevitably some turbulence. Learn to laugh at it. It is part of what you do and who you are.~ Allen Klein (The Lift-Your-Spirits Quote Book)


"To do carefully and constantly and kindly many little things is not a little thing"-Author Unknown

To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one's own in the midst of abundance.- Buddha

Where there is love there is life. - Mahatma Gandhi

There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.- La Rochefoucauld

If you cannot convince them, confuse them.- Harry S Truman

If good work came easily, everybody would be doin' it. - Louis Armstrong

Discipline: doing what you have to do and doing it as well as you possibly can, and doing it that way all the time. Bobby Knight

"The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously."- Henry Kissinger

If you can't see it, before you see it, you'll never see it.~ Dr. Jack Graham

Financial statements are like fine perfume: to be sniffed but not swallowed.- Abraham Briloff

"Caveat actor." (Let the doer beware.) -Latin proverb

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. ~ Emily Dickinson

Reading not only enlarges and challenges the mind; it also engages and exercises the brain. Today's youth who sits mesmerized by a television screen is not going to be tomorrow's leader. Television watching is passive. Reading is active.~ Richard M. Nixon (Leaders)

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.- Thoreau


1. The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
2. Coca-Cola was originally green.
3. Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
4. Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
5. The state with the highest percentage of people who walk to work:
6. The percentage of Africa that is wilderness: 28%
( now get this...)
7. The percentage of North America that is wilderness: 38%
8. The cost of raising a medium-size dog to the age of eleven: $6,400
9. The average number of people airborne over the US any given hour:
10. Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
11. The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
12. The youngest pope was 11 years old.
13. The first novel ever written on a typewriter:
Tom Sawyer.
14. Those San Francisco Cable cars are the only mobile National Monuments.
15. Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:
Spades - King David,
Hearts - Charlemagne,
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar
16. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
17. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both front legs in the air, the person died in battle.
If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle.
If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
18. Only two people signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th,
John Hancock and Charles Thomson.
Most of the rest signed on August 2, but the last signature wasn't added until 5 years later.
20. "I am." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
21. Hershey's Kisses are called that because the machine that make them looks like it's kissing the conveyor belt.
22. No NFL team which plays its home games in a domed stadium has ever won a Super bowl.
23. The only two days of the year in which there are no professional sports games (MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL) are the day before and the day after the Major League all-stars Game.
Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month?
A. Conception.
Q. What separates "60 Minutes," on CBS from every other TV show?
A. No theme song
Q. Half of all Americans live within 50 miles of what?
A. Their birthplace.
Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name
A. Obsession
Q. If you were to spell out numbers, how far would you have to go until you would find the letter "A"?
A. One thousand
Q. What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common?
A. All invented by women.
Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
A. Honey
Q. There are more collect calls on this day than any other day of the year?
A. Father's Day
Q. What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is the most ironic?
A. He was allergic to carrots.
Q. What is an activity performed by 40% of all people at a party?
A. Snoop in your medicine cabinet.
1. In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on.
Hence the phrase "goodnight, sleep tight".
2. It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month or what we know today as the honeymoon.
3. In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them mind their own pints and quarts and settle down.
It's where we get the phrase "mind your P's and Q's"
4. Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service.
"Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.
5. In ancient England a person could not have sex unless you had consent of the King (unless you were in the Royal Family). When anyone wanted to have a baby, they got consent of the King, the King gave them a placard that they hung on their door while they were having sex.
The placard had F.*.*.*. (Fornication Under Consentof the King) on it.
Now you know where that came from.
~~~~~~~~~~~AND FINALLY~~~~~~~~~~~~
6. In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden.... and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.

" The apparel industry is based on 4 basic actions: Thermochemistry, Lubrication, Friction, and Muscle Contraction..................The rest is just drama" ---Brad Ellman

It occurred to me that the 70 virgins promised to terrorists who martyr themselves are probably all old ugly lesbian separatists who will demand that they be supported in the manner to which they think they are entitled.  -Al Hillix

“The word entrepreneur is associated with success and adventure. From my life, the only thing I can tell you that’s consistently associated with entrepreneurship is failure, and the only thing consistently associated with invention is frustration. There is a long road between the idea and the reality.” -Dean Kamen

All children draw, and for some reason, most of them stop. -Damien Hirst

Lepords don't change their spots. -Brad Ellman

Laughter and grief are two sides of the same coin. -William Shatner

Good things take time. Rome was not built in a day. -Anon

I lost my belief in politicians. They all seem like game show hosts to me. -Sting

Dreams are the subconscious' playground. -Jake

The best defense is a good offense. -Charlie Rose

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty." –John F. Kennedy

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you." –Winnie the Pooh

"Strangers are just friends waiting to happen."

"Friendship is one mind in two bodies."--- Mencius

"Friends are God's way of taking care of us."

"If you should die before me, ask if you could bring a friend." –Stone Temple Pilots

"I'll lean on you and you lean on me and we'll be okay." –Dave Matthews Band

"If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't jump with them, I'd be at the bottom to catch them"

"Everyone hears what you say. Best Friends listen to what you say, and don't say."

"We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere"–Tim McGraw

"My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life."–Lee Iacocca

"Hold a true friend with both your hands." ---Nigerian Proverb

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."---unknown

Walk a Mile in My Shoes (words & music by Joe South)

If I could be you, if you could be me

For just one hour, if we could find a way

To get inside each other's mind

If you could see you through my eyes

Instead your own ego I believe you'd be

I believe you'd be surprised to see

That you've been blind

Walk a mile in my shoes

just walk a mile in my shoes

Before you abuse, criticize and accuse

Then walk a mile in my shoes

Now if we spend the day

Throwin' stones at one another

'Cause I don't think, 'cause I don't think

Or wear my hair the same way you do

Well, I may be common people

But I'm your brother

And when you strike out

You're tryin' to hurt me

It's hurtin' you, Lord how mercy

Now there are people on reservations

And out in the ghetto

And brother there, but, for the grace of God

Go you and I,

If I only had wings of a little angel

Don't you know, I'd fly

To the top of a mountain

And then I'd cry, cry, cry


Ruiz Quotes:

In life if you had to go through either in pain or be numb, which would you choose. -Leo Biscallia

There is nothing like a fine chick taking off her panties.

Demenor is everything.

He who gets mad first losses.

Don't drown in shallow water

Never underestimate the power of denial

Just because I'm on a diet does not mean I can't look at the menu-Ruiz (When Patti accused Burt of hustling at a party.)

It was like trying to learn comedy from a book

Life is how you do it. Most people don't live, they exist. -Humberto Ruiz Jr.

He who has friends is never poor.

We mach what we don't understand.

There are those who initiate, those who imitate, and those who go with the flow.

Your either a pimp or a whore.

A fool wanders. A wise man travels.

Yo' we'll design a blender and make it outa 18kt gold. Then we'll put a Mercedes emblem on the front, and a cadillac emblem on the back. You know what I mean? It's gonaa be tight.

Men use love to get sex. Women use sex to get love.

The more you know the less you need.

People learn thier lessons too late.

The more I learn about my fellow man, the more I like my dog.

Artists are messengers.

You don't choose art, art chooses you!.

The essence of the Godfather was really about Loyalty.

We pay one way or another for everything in life.

"That is the price of progress"-refering to the blacks and American Indians.

Burt"I speak German", 'Of Course you do'-German Chick


Mylady, would you sleep with me for a million pounds? Certainly. . . Would you sleep with me for ten pounds? Certainly not!! What do you think I am a prostitute? Well, we've already established that, now we're just haggling over the price. -George Bernard Shaw (MH)

The richness of the human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome. ~ Helen Keller

Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them. - Ralph Gerard

"The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." -Eden Phillpotts

In every crisis there is a message. Crises are nature's way of forcing

change--breaking down old structures, shaking loose negative habits so

that something new and better can take their place.

~ Susan Taylor

"The secret of great art is to leave out all but the essentials" -Oliver Wendell Holmes......... (Brad Ellman)

Faith makes yesterday a stepping stone, today a new beginning, and tomorrow a limitless possibility. -Anon (sent in by Patti Kraft)

"Men and women mix just like vinegar and water. That is why you need to keep mixing them. Otherwise, they will separate". Alan Alda, American actor (1936-) (sent in by Carolyn Hanigan)

"When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its


-Enrique Jardiel Poncela

Never explain - your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe you anyway.- Elbert Hubbard

The astronaut goes to the stars to grasp the experience......... The astronomer looks at them from afar in safety. -Brad Ellman

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am

I? And if not now, when?

- Rabbi Hillel

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

Or walk with kings--nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;

If all men count with you, but none too much,

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,

Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,

And--which is more--you'll be a Man, my son!

-Rudyard Kipling

"One day we must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal we seek,

but that it is a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue

peaceful ends through peaceful means."

-Martin Luther King Junior

Happiness is not found by searching for it, because you find it only

when you realize you already have it.

~ David Charles

You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you

will find strength.

- Marcus Aurelius

"We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we

don't like?"

-- Jean Cocteau

"The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose


-- Andrew S. Tanenbaum

Not doing more than the average is what keeps the average down. -William M. Winans (MH)

"Our chief defect is that we are more given to talking about things than to

doing them."

-Jawaharlal Nehru

Great people talk about ideas. Small people talk about other people.

- Tobias S. Gibson

To pray against temptation, and yet rush into occasions, is to thrust

your fingers into the fire, and then pray they might not be burnt. ~ Thomas Secker

"The expert at anything was once a beginner."


A man must consider what a rich realm he abdicates when he becomes a conformist.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Intolerance has been the curse of every age and state.

- Samuel Davies

The person who makes a success of living is one who sees his goal steadily

and aims for it unswervingly. That's dedication.

- Cecil B. De Mille(DR)

We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is the lack of order which makes us slaves; the confusion of today discounts the freedom of tomorrow. -Henri Frederic Amiel, from Order and Freedom(MH)

We don't have an eternity to realize our dreams, only the time we are here. ~ Susan Taylor

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They

are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one

another in a spirit of brotherhood.

~ Universal Declaration of Human Rights (U.N. Article 1.10 December 1948)

The only rose without a thorn is frendship. -Anon (sent in by Patti)

-You're best off dancing with who brung ya. -Brad Ellman

Some figures in history, renowned in their day, grow smaller with the passing of time. -George W. Bush

A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us.

> To live is to be slowly born.> - Antoine de Saint Exupery

Put in a book or file, stamp it top secret, and leak it! ---George P. Shultz, on how to handle significant news. (Brad Ellman)

To Realize

To realize the value of ten years:

Ask a newly divorced couple.

To realize the value of four years:

Ask a graduate.

To realize the value of one year:

Ask a student who has failed a final exam.

To realize the value of nine months:

Ask a mother who gave birth to a still born.

To realize the value of one month:

Ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby.

To realize the value of one week:

Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize the value of one hour:

Ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.

To realize the value of one minute:

Ask a person who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realize the value of one second:

Ask a person who has survived an accident.

To realize the value of one millisecond:

Ask the person who has won a silver medal in the Olympics.

To realize the value of a friend:

Lose one.

Time waits for no one. Treasure every moment you have.

You will treasure it even more when you can share it with someone special.

The origin of this letter is unknown, but it brings good luck to everyone

who passes it on. Do not keep this letter. Just forward it to friends to

whom you wish good luck.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. -Charlie Rose

Things are always at their best in their beginning.

~ Blaise Pascal (QL)

People generally think that it is the world, the environment, external

relationships, which stand in one's way, in the way of ones' good

fortune... and at bottom it is always man himself that stands in his

own way.

~ Soren Kierkegaard (QL)

Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (QL)

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every

dream precedes the goal.

~ Ralph Vaull Starr (QL)

Life is a great and wondrous mystery, and the only thing we know that we

have for sure is what is right here right now. Don't miss it. ~ Leo Buscaglia (QL)

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is

in it.~ Mark Twain (QL)

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good. ~ Mahatma Gandhi (QL)

"I love fools' experiments; I am always making them."

- Charles Darwin - (Brad Ellman)

Only the dead saw the end of the war. -Plato (Al H)

Humanity would become totally aligned if all of a sudden we were attacted by aliens from the outside world. -Tony Robbins

We have to take control of our own mind. The first way to take control of your life is to change what you are focusing on. -Tony Robbins

I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest


- Pablo Casals (DR)

You must first clearly see a thing in your mind before you can do it.

- Alex Morrison (DR)

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities. - Dr. Seuss (MH)

Take your time, think a lot,

Think of everything you've got.

For you will still be here tomorrow

But your dreams may not.

~ Cat Stevens (QL)

"Originality and a feeling of one's own dignity are achieved only through

work and struggle."

-Feodor Dostoyevsky (DR)

"I have too much respect for the idea of God to make it responsible for such

an absurd world."

-Georges Duhamel (DR)

"Experience has taught me that the only cruelties people condemn are those

with which they do not happen to be familiar.''

-Ellen Glasgow (DR)

Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you. Aldous Huxley (Al Hillix)

People believe strange things because it makes them feel better. -Chris Rea

"the first five minutes of every day determine the entire day"

-- Tom Haggai -- (chairman and CEO of IGA company) (Brad Ellman)

"The best thing to give your enemy is

forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance;

to a friend, your heart; to your child,

a good example; to a father, deference;

to your Mother conduct that will make

her proud of you; to yourself, respect;

to all men, charity."

- Francis Maitland Balfour (Chris Rea)

There is nothing worse than having to clean your own toilet after you are used to having someone clean it for you. -Anon

"Inter arma, silent leges." In times of war the law falls silent. -Cicero Roman Poet 2000 years ago.

When one is threatened, any means of securing safetey is honorable. -Cicero

If you are seeking important advice, only seek it from someone who has been down the path you are on. Otherwise it is probably as waste. -Anon

Living is easy with eyes closed--missunderstanding all you see. -The Beatles (Strawberry Feilds)


It's not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get up again. - Vincent Lombardi


Treatury is everywhere.-The Godfather


We live in a society that thrives on chaos.-Anon


I think that one of the things that we morn when people die, whether or not we bring it to the forefront, is our loneliness. -Dave Mathews


Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.

-Alexander Graham Bell


"People who don't mind their own business either have no mind or no business."

Leopold Fechtner

(1916- )

American humorist(DR)


If you want a place in the sun, you have to expect some blisters.



"A man's true wealth is the good he does in the world.- Mohammed, Islamic prophet(DR)


"My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and go to bed at night. In between I occupy myself as best I can." --Cary Grant


We should try never to let our happy frame of mind be disturbed. Whether we are suffering at present or have suffered in the past, there is no reason to be unhappy. If we can remedy it, why be unhappy? And if we cannot, what use is there in being depressed about it? That just adds more unhappiness and does no good at all.

-Dalai Lama-


"If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies." --Nadine Stair


When things are bad, remind yourself that it could be worse:.


"Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided."

--Alphonse Karr


"A man should always consider... how much more unhappy he might be than he is." --Joseph Addison


Opportunity ideas do not lie around waiting to be

discovered.  Such ideas need to be produced.

--Edward de Bono (Serious Creativity)(QL)


"The characteristic of genuine heroism is its persistency. All men have

wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved

to be great, abide by yourself, and do not try to reconcile yourself with the

world. The heroic cannot be common, nor the common heroic."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet (1803-1882)(DR)


I would if I could stand on a busy corner, hat in

hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted

hours.--Bernard Berenson(QL)


"The greater the difficulty, the more the glory in surmounting it."

- Epicurus, philosopher (341-271 B.C.)(DR)


I've got a theory that if you give 100 percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.

-Larry Bird-


Never refuse to do a kindness unless the act would work great injury to yourself, and never refuse to take a drink -- under any circumstances.   -Mark Twain(MH)


I use not only the brains I have, but all I can borrow. 

--Woodrow Wilson (DR)


If Everybody looked the same.  We get tired of looking at each other. -Groove Armada (If everybody looked the Same)



No dictator, no invader, can hold an imprisoned

population by force of arms forever. There is no

greater power in the universe than the need for

freedom. Against that power, governments and

tyrants and armies cannot stand.--J. Michael

Straczynski ("The Long Twilight Struggle" in

Babylon 5)(QL)


"Superior people never make long visits." --Marianne Moore




If you break your neck, if you have nothing to

eat, if your house is on fire--then you got a

problem.  Everything else is inconvenience.

--Robert Fulghum(QL)


You either have to be first, best, or different. 

--Loretta Lynn (DR)


The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a twist of the wrist.

-Laurence Leamer-


There is no such thing as a great talent without great will- power." --Balzac


Salud, amor y pesetas y el tiempo para gustarlos! Here's to love and wealth and the time to enjoy it all. - old Spanish toast (Maggie)


The trouble about man is twofold. He cannot learn truths which are too complicated; he forgets truths which are too simple." --Rebecca West


Habits are to the soul what the veins and arteries are to the blood, the courses in which it moves.

-Horace Bushnell


No Stress, No Progress.  Kobe Bryant



You don't get to control any outcome, only every choice you make along the way. -Stephen C Paul

Don't think of it as failure.  Think of it as time-released success.--Robert Orben

" Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through

experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened,

ambition inspired and success achieved."- Helen Keller (Chris Rea)

Every day is Chistmas, and every night is New Years Eve. -Sade (The Sweetest Taboo)

When one must, one can."–Yiddish Proverb


A good way to end an era is to give it a name that sticks.

- I. Illich


"Remember that happiness is a way of travel - not a destination."

- Roy M. Goodman, U.S senator


Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is

like wrapping a present and not giving it.

--William Arthur Ward


"A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes, but to get into accord with them, for they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world." --Sigmund Freud


"The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable." --Paul Tillich


"There's a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside."

--Pearl Bailey


"A man travels the world in search of what he

needs, and returns home to find it."

- George Moore, author (1852-1933)(DR)


We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson (Essays: First Series (Quote Lady)


Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are

unconquerable." - Theodore N. Vail, businessman (1845-1920)


Luck, that's when preparation and opportunity meet."

- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)


Creativity is a great motivator because it

makes people interested in what they are doing.

Creativity gives hope that there can be a

worthwhile idea.  Creativity gives the

possibility of some sort of achievement to

everyone.  Creativity makes life more fun and

more interesting.--Edward de Bono (Serious



A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin." --H. L. Mencken


Heroism... is endurance for one moment more.

--George Kennan (Letter to Henry Monroe Rogers,

July 25, 1921)


No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an unchartered land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit." --Helen Keller


"Nature arms each man with some faculty which enables him to do easily some feat impossible to any other."

--Ralph Waldo Emerson


"One cannot both feast and become rich." --Ashanti proverb


Be concerned, not obsessed, with your health:


"My generation is the first in my species to have put fitness next to godliness on the scale of things. Keeping in shape has become THE imperative of our middle age. The heaviest burden of guilt we carry into our forties is flab. Our sense of failure is measured by the grade on a stress test."

--Ellen Goodman


"When it comes to your health, I recommend frequent doses of that rare commodity among Americans - common sense."

--Vincent Askey


"Early to rise and early to bed makes a male healthy, wealthy and dead." --James Thurber


The best mind-altering drug is truth."

--Lily Tomlin


Discipline shows they care. -Frank Lay


If you don't leap, you'll never know what it's like to fly.

-Guy Finley-


Great souls have wills; feeble ones only have wishes.

-Chinese Proverb


"You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the

world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality."

Walt Disney


American film producer


Validating existance-Frank Lay


Only a person with a positive mind, thinking positive thoughts can get positive results! -Anon


Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, Pause and Reflect-Anon


"Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through

failure." --William Saroyan


Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, and fills it with a

steady and perpetual serenity. - Joseph Addison (Patti Jo)


"I'm the foe of moderation, the champion of excess. If I may lift a line from a die-hard whose identity is lost in the shuffle, 'Id rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.'"

--Tallulah Bankhead


View self-control as a valuable personal resource:

"He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty." --Lao-tzu


Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. 

--Lucille Ball (DR)


All big things in this world are done by people

who are naive and have an idea that is

obviously impossible.--Frank Richards


One very important aspect of motivation is the

willingness to stop and to look at things that

no one else has bothered to look at.  This

simple process of focusing on things that are

normally taken for granted is a powerful

source of creativity...--Edward de Bono

(Serious Creativity)(QL)


"You had better live your best and act your best and think

your best today; for today is the sure preparation for

tomorrow and all the other tomorrows that follow."

--Harriet Martineau



Did I ever tell you the Dutch expression of a very similar thought? It's

very concise: Goedkoop is duurkoop. Literally, cheap is expensive.



"The secret of life -- is enjoying the passage of time"

James Taylor (sent in by David Rosenthal)


The man of genius inspires us with a bound-

less confidence in our own powers.--Ralph

Waldo Emerson ("Encyclopedia")


"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their


- Theodore Hesburgh, educator (DR)


A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm.

--Charles Schwab


"Live every day as if it is your last...one day you'll be right!" -Chistopher Caen



"The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile,

nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to

one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to

trust you with a friendship."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)(DR)


The Lord gave us two ends - one to sit on and the other to think with. 

Success depends on which one we use the most.

--Ann Landers (DR)


The solution to a problem changes the nature of

the problem.--John Peers (1,001 Logical Laws)


"Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide." --Napoleon


Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving, but does not make any progress.

-Alfred A. Montapert-


If someone has already said it better than you can, quote:



"Next to being witty yourself, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit." --Christian N. Bovee


"When a thing has been said and well said, have no scruple; take it and copy it." --Anatole France


A strong, positive attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. 

--Patricia Neal (DR)


A schedule defends from chaos and whim.  It is a

net for catching days.  It is scaffolding on

which a worker can stand and labor with both

hands at sections of time.  A schedule is a mock-

up of reason and order--willed, faked, and so

brought into being.--Anne Dillard (The Writing



"You can understand and relate to most people

better if you look at them - no matter how old or impressive they

may be - as if they are children. For most of us never really grow

up or mature all that much - we simply grow taller. O, to be sure,

we laugh less and play less and wear uncomfortable disguises like

adults, but beneath the costume is the child we always are, whose

needs are simple, whose daily life is still best described by fairy

tales." - Leo Rosten, author (1908-1997)(DR)


"Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide

forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."

- Elizabeth Stone (1749-1828). (DR)


I would rather excel others in the knowledge

of what is excellent than in the extent of my

powers and dominion.--Alexander the Great (in

Plutarch's Lives)


"Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate

version of someone else."

--Judy Garland


Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will."

--Jawaharlal Nehru


"Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise."

--G. K. Chesterton


"We don't know who we are until we see what we can do."

--Martha Grimes


The world, after all our sciences, is still a miracle:  wonderful,

inscrutable, magical and more, to whoever will think of it. - Thomas Carlyle (Sent in by Patti Jo Kraft)


"Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman - or a bad

woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle."

- George Burns  (Maggie's QOD)


"Money gets things done." --John deCastro, president of the Potrero Boosters Neighborhood Association.


The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other

person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?

-Eugene Kennedy  (sent in by David Rosenthal)


"When you buy a box of cereal, you're paying for the scenery, the weather and the culture. That's the cost of living in or near San Francisco."--Ted Gibson


351.  Effort-While some people only dream of worthy accomplishments, others stay awake and achieve them. -Anon (Sent in by Susan Traina.)


Be happy while you're living, for you're a long time dead.

- Scottish Proverb  (sent in by David Rosenthal)


Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.

-Alexander Graham Bell-


"Live free or die." - New Hampshire state motto


Life is like the seasons.  First there is laughter, then those tears. -Frank Sinatra


It's never enough, it's never enough, until your heart stops beating. -New Order.


Age has extremely little to do with anything that

matters.  The difference between one age and

other is, as a rule, enormously exaggerated.

--Rose McCaulay (Dangerous Ages)


Thunder only happens when it's raining.  Players only love you when their playing.  -Fleetwood Mac (Rumers)


"The voyage of discovery lies not in finding new landscapes, but in having

new eyes."

- Marcel Post (sent in by Steve Smith)


The value of the average conversation could be enormously improved by the

constant use of four simple words: "I do not know."

--Andre Maurois (French writer)(sent in by Al Hillix)


"Nothing prevents our being natural as the

desire to seem so." -Arthur Schopenhauer (maggie.a.e.huckeba@us.arthurandersen.com)


The really idle man gets nowhere.  The perpetually

busy man does not get much farther.--Sir Heneage



"You never know what you can do without until you try."

-- Franklin Pierce Adams


American journalist (Sent in by David Rosenthal)


If you have no confidence in self you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.

-Marcus Garvey-





It is time to elect a new, world leader, and your vote counts.  Here

are the facts about the three leading candidates:



Candidate A:

Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologists.

He's had two mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10

martinis a day.


Candidate B:

He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in

college, and drinks a quart of whisky every evening.


Candidate C:

He is a decorated war hero. He's a vegetarian, doesn't smoke, drinks

an occasional beer, and hasn't had any extramarital affairs.



Which of these candidates would be your choice?  Decide first. No

peeking. Then scroll down for the answer.





Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt

Candidate B is Winston Churchill

Candidate C is Adolph Hitler


Pretty interesting isn't it? Makes a person think before judging someone.


Remember: amateurs built the ark - Professionals built the Titanic.

(Sent in by Debbie Behrakis)





"When things go wrong, don't go with them."



"Despair is criminal."

--Samuel Johnson


"When you work seven days a week, fourteen hours a day, you

get lucky."

--Armmand Hammer


"This life is not for complaint, but for satisfaction."

--Henry David Thoreau


Don't romanticize marriage:


"Marriage is not just spiritual communion and passionate

embraces; marriage is also three-meals-a-day and remembering

to take out the trash."

--Dr. Joyce Brothers


Failure seldom stops you.  What stops you is the

fear of failure.--Jack Lemmon (interview on

Signiture (television program), 1987)


"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 (sent in by Melissa Pritchard)


"All married couples should learn the art of battle as they

should learn the art of making love."

--Ann Landers


The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

-Dolly Parton-


There is more in us than we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less.

-Kurt Hahn-


A failure is like fertilizer; it stinks to be sure, but it makes things grow faster in the future.

-Dennis Waitley-



All quotes in these lines sent in by david Rosenthal


"In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand

like a rock."

- Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)



I have no money, no resources, no hopes. I am the happiest man alive.

-Henry Miller


Treat the light things in life very seriously, and the serious things very


--Elsa Maxwell


"Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper

must awaken."

- Frank Herbert (1920-1986)


"Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes

life meaningful." - Joshua Marine


"I have no use for bodyguards, but I have a very special use for two highly

trained certified public accountants."

-- Elvis Presley

(1935 -- 1977)

American singer


"There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right

in America." - William Jefferson Clinton



"The trouble with many married people is that they are trying

to get more out of marriage than there is in it."

--Elbert Hubbard


The real test of a company's strength is how it handles bad times. -The Economist


Thunder only happens when it raining.  Players only love you when they're playing. -Fleetwood Mac


"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence." -Helen Keller


Setting goals for your game is an art. The trick is in setting them at the right level neither too low nor too high.

-Greg Norman-


Service can have no meaning unless one takes

pleasure in it.  When it is done for show or

for fear of public opinion it stunts the man

and crushes his spirit.  Service which is

rendered without joy helps neither the servant

nor the served.  But all other pleasures and

possessions pale into nothingness before

service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.

--Mahatma K. Gandhi (Experiments)


Procrastination is the fear of success. 

People procrastinate because they are afraid

of the success that they know will result if

they move ahead now.  Because success is

heavy, carries a responsibility with it, it

is much easier to procrastinate and live on

the "someday I'll" philosophy.--Denis Waitley


The world lets you be what you make them believe you are, and then you will achieve. -Jake Steinfeld. (Body by Jake)


There is nothing wrong with walking the line so long a you are aware that you are walking the line.  It's when you are walking the line, and you are not aware of it, that you get in trouble. -Aini Karkainian



Beware of people who shy away from enlightenment. -Ruiz


If you are not disiplined, you are not free. Lisa Watts


I'm not afraid to die, I'm not afraid to live, and when I'm flat on my back I hope to feel like I did. -U2 (Song: Kite, Album: All that you can't leave behind)


Simplicity is the essence of style-Greg Talley


It's better to burn out, than to fade away. -Vincent Valdes




Your life is the one place you have to spend

yourself fully--wild, generous, drastic--in an

unrationed profligacy of self... And in that

split second when you understand that you

finally are about to die--to uncreate the

world no time to do it over no more chances--

that instant when you realize your conscious

existence is truly flaring nova, won't you

want to have used up all-all-the splendor that

you are?--Robin Morgan


Fear is that little darkroom where negatives

are developed.--Michael Pritchard


What you risk  reveals what you value.------Jeanette Winterson (sent in by Melisa Pritchard)


- "It depends on what the meaning of the word "is" is. If the--if he--if "is" means is and never has been, that is not - that is one thing. If it means there is none, that was a completely true statement."  --Willaim Jefferson Clinton - Grand jury testimony, August 17, 1998 (Sent in By Brett Sharkey)


"Happiness is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it."--Anon.


How many cares on loses when one decides not to be something, but to be someone. -Coco Chanel


Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving, but does not make any progress.

-Alfred A. Montapert-


Be daring, be different, be impractical, be

anything that will assert integrity of purpose

and imaginative vision against the play-it

-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the

slaves of the ordinary.--Sir Cecil Beaton


A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. - Sir Winston Churchill  (Sent in by David Rosenthal)


"Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock."

- Pablo Picasso, artist (1881-1973)(Sent in by David Rosenthal)


Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions. -Oliver Wendell Holmes (Supreme Court Justice)


The candle that burns twice as bright lasts half as long. -Anon


Twenty years from now you will be disappointed by things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail.

Explore. Dream. Discover.

-Mark Twain-


The Serenity prayer:  God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.


An active mind is a healthy mind.-Ralph Martin (Barber)


Hypocrisy is the homage vice pays to virtue.--Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld


"Success generally depends upon knowing how long it takes to succeed." --Charles de Montesquieu


It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. -Anthony Robbins


"I learned something early in life. If you sell, you'll never starve. In any

other profession, you can find yourself out on the street saying, 'They don't

want me anymore.' But if you can sell, you will never go hungry."

George Foreman (1949-) American boxing champion (Sent in by David Rosenthal)


"Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers." - Voltaire, French author-philosopher (1694-1778)(Sent in by David Rosenthal)


Do not the most moving moments of our lives find us without words? --Marcel Marceau (Sent in by David Rosenthal)


After the final no there comes a yes, and on that yes the future world

depends.------Wallace Stevens (sent in by Melisa Pritchard)


"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender."

 --Vince Lombardi (Sent in by Lisa Watts)


 "It takes time to succeed because success is merely the natural reward of

 taking time to do anything well."

 --Joseph Ross (Sent in by Lisa Watts)



Obstacles don't have to stop you.

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.

Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.

--Michael Jordan (Sent in by David Rosenthal)


I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it by

not dying.

- Woody Allen (Sent in by David Rosenthal)


"Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you."

- Elbert Hubbard, author (1856-1915) (Sent in by David Rosenthal)


Living life on the edge only icreases your balance. -Anon (sent in by Carolyn Hanigan)


Success is not getting what you want--its wanting what you get. -Anon (sent in by Melissa Pritchard)


"The true gentleman is the man whose conduct proceeds from goodwill and an acute sense of propriety and whose self-control is equal to all emergencies; who does not make the poor man conscious of his poverty, the obscure man of his obscurity, or any man of his inferiority or deformity, who is himself humbled if necessity compels himself to another: who does not flatter wealth, cringe before power, or boast of his own possessions or achievements; who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather than his own; and who appears well in any company. A man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe." -John Walter Wayland, care of Theodore Purcell Jr.


Flaming enthusiasm backed by horse sense and

persistence, is the quality that most frequently

makes for success.--Dale Carnegie


JackieO-baching raising your kids-falure


If you're not making mistakes, you're not taking

risks, and that means you're not going anywhere. 

The key is to make mistakes faster than the

competition, so you have more changes to learn

and win.--John W. Holt, Jr. (Celebrate Your



Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary

to popular belief, is more powerful in the

mature than the young.--W. Somerset Maugham



written by Audrey Hepburn, who was asked to share her "beauty tips." (Sent in by Debbie Behrakis)


For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a


For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.


People, even

more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and

redeemed; never throw out anyone. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand,

you'll find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will

discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for

helping others. The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the

figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a

woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her

heart, the place where love resides. The beauty of a woman is not in a

facial mole, but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is

the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows.

The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.



See two quotes in Jorge Ruiz file.


The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and

unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed.-----Gordon Parks (sent in by Melisa Pritchard)


ZZ Quotes. QOD2


The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell. -Confucius


"Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do on a rainy afternoon."- Susan Ertz


Trust, but verify.-Ronald Reagan


Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.-Willa A. Foster


Do that which results in taking no action and order will prevail. -Toa Te Ching?


A hard head makes a soft as.  -Jacki


For everything you have missed, you have gained something else; and for

everything you gain, you lose something else.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson(QL)


When I take action, I'm not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10

> > empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It's going to be decisive."

> > - President George W. Bush *(Jim Sheppard)


Admiral Yammamoto immediately following Pearl Harbor: "I think we have awakened a sleeping giant and filled him with terrible

resolve." (David Barsotti)


Mature love is not two people gazing inward toward each other, but two people gazing outward in the same direction together. -Teola Young


men get married hoping the woman will never change

women get married hoping it will change the man

neither ever happens! -Teola


"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."

-- John F. Kennedy


If you can't be honest in your own house then it is not a home. -Brad Ellman


In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the  most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest. -Henry Miller


I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time. -Charles Dickens


Hope unbelieved is always considered nonsense.  But hope believed is

history in the process of being changed.

~ Jim Wallis (The Soul of Politics: a Practical and Prophetic Vision for



As children we all possess a natural

uninhabited curiosity, a hunger for

explanations, which seems to die slowly as we

age--suppressed, I suppose by the need not to

appear ignorant.--Mahlon Hoagland (Toward a

Habit of Truth)


You're only here for a short visit.  Don't

hurry, don't worry.  And be sure to smell the

flowers along the way.--Walter Hagen


The moment may be temporary,

but the memory is forever.



-Bud Meyer


Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities - always see them, for they're always there. -Norman Vincent Peale


Let me tell you the secret that has lead me to my goal.  My strength lies solely in my tenacity. - Louis Pasteur(MH)


Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability. -Roy L Smith


The greatest pleasure in life, is doing the things people say we cannot do. -Walter Bagehot-


I like to be against the odds. I'm not afraid to be lonely at the top. With me, it's just the satisfaction of the game. Just performance. - Barry Bonds(MH)


Veni, Vedi, Vici. (I came, I saw, I conquered.) - Julius Caesar


You find yourself refreshed in the presence of

cheerful people.  Why not make an honest effort

to confer that pleasure on others?  Half the

battle is gained if you never allow yourself to

say anything gloomy.--Lydia M. Child.(QL)


"The path to excellence is made smoother when we support each other"

-- Poh Yu Khing (DR)


Poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.

- Madonna


Dating is pressure and tension.  What is a date really, but a job interview that lasts all night?  The only difference between a date and a job interview is that in not many job interviews is there a chance you'll wind

up naked at the end of it.     - Seinfeld


So much there is to catch,

And the years so short,

That there is scarce time to snatch

Pen, palette, or aught,

And to seize some shape we can see,

That others may keep

Its moment of mystery,

Then go to our sleep.

-Lord Dunsany


Sex is like pizza...if it's good, it's great...if it's bad, it's still pretty good. - Chevy Chase

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but play is certainly the father.--Roger von Oech

Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley. -James Rogers-

You are worth what you get paid-Anon 

The man who will follow precedent, but never create one, is merely an obvious example of the routineer. You find him desperately numerous in the civil service, in the official bureaus. To him government is something given as unconditionally, as absolutely as ocean or hill. He goes on winding the tape that he finds. His imagination has rarely extricated itself from under the administrative machine to gain any sense of what a human, temporary contraption the whole affair is. What he thinks is the

heavens above him is nothing but the roof.    - Walter Lippmann (MH)


"The shortest and surest way to live with honor in the world is to be in reality what we would appear to be." -Socrates, philosopher (470-399 B.C.)(DR)

Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get when you don't. -Pete Seeger-

On the outskirts of every agony sits some observant fellow who points.- Virginia Woolf(DR)

"We are often so caught up in our destination, that we forget to appreciate

the journey, especially the goodness of the people we meet along the way."

- Anonymous (DR)

There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it. -Napoleon Hill-

Stress is basically a disconnection from the earth, a forgetting of the breath.  Stress is

an ignorant state.  It believes that everything is an emergency.  Nothing is that

important.  Just lie down.--Natalie Goldberg


"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. The

worst thing you can do is nothing."

-Theodore Roosevelt, U.S. president (1858-1919)


I have always grown from my problems and challenges, from the things that don't work out, that's when I've really learned. -Carol Burnett-


Some people who yearn for endless life don't even know what to do with a rainy afternoon. -Harvey H. Potthoff-


Simplicity is. . . a love of the essential and of directness. Simple people put no trimmings on their phrases, nor on their manners; simplicity is not crudeness nor anything like it. On the contrary, simplicity of speech and manners means language in its purest, most limpid form, and manners of such

perfection that they do not suggest manner at all.     - Emily Post (MH)


"The mind has exactly the same power as the hands:  Not merely to grasp the

world, but to change it."

- Colin Wilson, author (DR)


If you hear a voice within you saying, 'You are not a painter,' then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. -Vincent Van  Gogh (MH)


"Well done is better than well said."

- Benjamin Franklin, inventor (1706-1790)(DR)


The world is full of wonders and miracles but man

takes his little hand and covers his eyes and sees nothing.--Israel Baal Shem


When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by

asking if there is anything you can do.  Think up

something appropriate and do it.--Edgar Watson



I realize that nothing is as it seems. -Sting (desert Rose)


I don't know the key to success,but the key to failure is trying to please everyone. - Bill Cosby (1937-    )


Most of the mistakes in thinking are inadequacies

of perception rather than mistakes of logic.

--Edward de Bono (Serious Creativity)(QL)


"Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail." --John Donne


Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.



"Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are

infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you." - Oscar Wilde,

writer (1854-1900)


What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of

a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the

grass and loses itself in the sunset.

- Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator


"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only

plan, but also believe."

- Anatole France, writer (1844-1924)


"All life is an experiment."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson, author (1803-1882)


Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm.  It moves stones.  It charms brutes.  - Edward Bulwer-Lytton (MH)


"Striving for perfection is the greatest stopper there is... It's your excuse to yourself for not doing anything. Instead, strive for excellence, doing your best." --Sir Laurence Olivier


"You know what they call the guy who finishes last in medical school? They call him Doctor!" --Abe Lemons


"A good garden may have some weeds." --Thomas Fuller


Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man; but sooner or later the man who wins is the man who thinks he can.

-Vince Lombardi-


True greatness is free, kind, familiar and popular, it lets itself be

touched and handled, it loses nothing by being seen at close quarters; the

better one knows it, the more one admires it. -Jean de la Bruyere  satirist circa 1650's


If I'd known how many problems I was going to run into before I finished, I can't remember a single project I would have started.

-Andy Rooney-


After all, what is your hosts' purpose in having a party? Surely not for

you to enjoy yourself; if that were their sole purpose, they'd have simply

sent champagne and women over to your place by taxi. - P. J. O'Rourke (MH)


If you think you can, or you think you can't, your right!

-Henry Ford-


"On the one hand, we'll never experience childbirth. On the other hand,

we can open all our own jars."

--Bruce Willis (On the difference between men and women)


"And God said: 'Let there be Satan, so people don't blame everything on


And let there be lawyers, so people don't blame everything on Satan."

--George Burns


"What are the three words guaranteed to humiliate men everywhere? 'Hold

my purse.' "

--Sandra Bullock


"The Web brings people together because no matter what kind of a twisted

sexual mutant you happen to be, you've got millions of pals out there.

Type in 'Find people that have sex with goats that are on fire' and the

computer will ask, 'Specify type of goat.'" --Jason Alexander (George

Castanza on



"Luge strategy?  Lie flat and try not to die." --Carmen Boyle (Olympic

Luge Gold Medal winner - 1996)


"Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake whole

relationships." --Sharon Stone


"My cousin just died. He was only 19. He got stung by a bee - the

natural enemy of a tightrope walker." --Dan Rather (News anchorman)


"I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with 'Guess' on it. I said, 'Thyroid

problem?'" --Arnold Schwarzenegger


"Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men.

Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps." --Tiger Woods


"I read somewhere that 77 per cent of all the mentally ill live in

poverty.  Actually, I'm more intrigued by the 23 per cent who are

apparently doing quite well for themselves." --Jerry Garcia (Grateful



"I discovered I scream the same way whether I'm about to be devoured by

a Great White or if a piece of seaweed touches my foot." --Axel Rose



When a man has compassion for others, God has compassion for him. ~ Talmud

"I wish I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours."
--Bernard Berenson

"A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life."
--Charles Darwin

Remember, nobody wins unless everybody wins.

~ Bruce Springsteen (in Glory Days: Bruce Springsteen in the 1980s by Marsh)

-The world acquires value only through its extremes and endures only

through moderation; extremists make the world great, the moderates give

it stability.

~ Paul Valery

-There is no merit where there is no trial; and till experience stamps

the mark of strength, cowards may pass for heroes, and faith for falsehood. ~ Aaron Hill


The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook."
--William James

"Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers."
--Alfred Lord Tennyson

"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds."
--Francis Bacon

“An economist is a man that can tell you . . . what can happen under any given condition, and his guess is liable to be as good as anybody else’s too.”
--Will Rogers

“If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice.”
--Norman Augustine

“The instability of the economy is equaled only by the instability of economists.”
--John Henry Williams

 Added Octber of 2005


I found every single successful person I've ever spoken to had a turning point. Their turning point was where they made a clear, specific, unequivocal decision that they were not going to live like this anymore. They were going to succeed. Some people make that decision at 15. Some people make it at 50. Most people never make it at all. ~ Brian Tracy

But the greatest thing by far is to have a command of metaphor. This alone cannot be imparted by another; it is the mark of genius, for to make good metaphors implies an eye for resemblances. –Aristotle

Education is the transmission of civilization. –Will Durant

“It followed from the special theory of relativity that mass and energy are both but different manifestations of the same thing—a somewhat unfamiliar conception for the average mind. –Albert Einstein (Furthermore, the equation E = mc?, in which energy is put equal to mass, multiplied by the square of the velocity of light, showed that very small amounts of mass may be converted into a very large amount of energy and vice versa. The mass and energy were in fact equivalent, according to the formula mentioned before. This was demonstrated by Cockcroft and Walton in 1932, experimentally. “Atomic Physics”. J. Arthur Rank Organization, Ltd. (1948)

Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You must be either the servant or the master, the hammer or the anvil. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Know thyself? If I knew myself, I'd run away. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A library is
a gateway to others' minds, hearts, and lives.
~ Tamora Pierce

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it
is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
~ William Arthur Ward

Architecture is Frozen Music. –Goethe

Strength over Time is Power. –Oprah

Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different. –Oprah

When you know better you do better. –Oprah

Inventiveness leaps beyond competence,
and utilizes a sense of freedom
to venture beyond the known.
It is a personal resource
developed from multiple experiences,
a muscle strengthened with practice and frequent use.
~ Michael Rawls (from Friday's Inspiration 3-12-2004)

Some cause happines wherever they go; others whenever they go. –Oscar Wilde

Sometimes great things are born out of mistakes. –Brad Ellman

A library is a place where you learn what teachers were afraid to teach you.
~ Alan Dershowitz

You can tell a lot about a man, not by the way he treats people he needs, but by how he treats people he does not need. –Jake 3

In questions of science,
the authority of a thousand
is not worth the humble reasoning
of a single individual.
~ Galileo Galilei

As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson

Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.
African proverb

Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear.
Alan Coren

The art of progress is to preserve order amid change, and to preserve change amid order.
Alfred North Whitehead

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.
Alice Walker

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
[Jake's Favorite]

The wild, cruel beast is not behind the bars of the cage. He is in front of it.
Axel Munthe

That's free enterprise, friends: freedom to gamble, freedom to lose. And the great thing -- the truly democratic thing about it -- is that you don't even have to be a player to lose.
Barbara Ehrenreich

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
Bill Vaughan

In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.
Charles de Gaulle
He who strikes terror into others is himself in continual fear.

It is far more honest to be undeservedly ignored than to be honoured without merit.
Denis Fonvizin

Perhaps the fact that we have seen millions voting themselves into complete dependence on a tyrant has made our generation understand that to choose one's government is not necessarily to secure freedom.
F.A. Hayek

It's dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

He who allows oppression, shares the crime.
Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles Darwin

The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.
Frederick Douglass

You can never have a revolution in order to establish democracy. You must have a democracy in order to have a revolution.
G. K. Chesterton

In free countries, every man is entitled to express his opinions and every other man is entitled not to listen.
G. Norman Collie

Democracy is the art of running the circus from the monkey cage.
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)

Those who can -- do. Those who can't -- teach.
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)

Freedom of press is limited to those who own one.
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)

Imagine the Creator as a low comedian, and at once the world becomes explicable.
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)

Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to rule - and both commonly succeed, are right.
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)

The trouble with Communism is the Communists, just as the trouble with Christianity is the Christians.
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)

The cosmos is a gigantic flywheel making 10,000 revolutions per minute. Man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride on it.
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)

We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody is looking.
H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)
-------------------Begin Thomas Edison

The three things that are most essential to achievement are common sense, hard work and stick-to-it-iv-ness..... –Thomas Edison

Many of life's failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.  –Thomas Edison
Pretty much everything will come to him who hustles while he waits. I believe that restlessness is discontent, and discontent is merely the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Unfortunately, there seems to be  far more opportunity out there than ability.... We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.
Personally, I enjoy working about 18 hours a day. Besides the short catnaps I take each day, I average about four to five hours of sleep per night.

 As a cure for worrying, work is far better than whiskey. I always found that, if I began to worry, the best thing I could do was focus upon doing something useful and then work very hard at it. Soon, I would forget what was troubling me. 
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence.... Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
The only time I really become discouraged is when I think of all the things I would like to do and the little time I have in which to do them. 
Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose...
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
Be courageous! Whatever setbacks America  has encountered, it has always emerged as a stronger and more prosperous nation.... Be brave as your fathers before you. Have faith and go forward! 
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value....
Edison's favorite piece of poetry was stanza nine from Thomas Gray's Elegy To A Country-Churchyard, which he perpetually recited within earshot of his many associates: 
"The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power,
And all that beauty, all that wealth e'er gave,
Awaits alike the inevitable hour:
The paths of glory lead but to the grave."
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
I know this world is ruled by infinite intelligence. Everything that surrounds us- everything that exists - proves that there are infinite laws behind it. There can be no denying this fact. It is mathematical in its precision
Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.

Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.

Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success. –Thomas Edison
I start where the last man left off.

Maturity is often more absurd than youth and very frequently is most unjust to youth.

One might think that the money value of an invention constitutes its reward to the man who loves his work. But... I continue to find my greatest pleasure, and so my reward, in the work that precedes what the world calls success.

Religion is all bunk.

Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.

The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil.

The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.

To my mind the old masters are not art; their value is in their scarcity.

What you are will show in what you do.

Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have.

When I have fully decided that a result is worth getting I go ahead of it and make trial after trial until it comes.

--------------------------------------------End Thomas Edison

I have been around too long to know that it is never as good as it is and it is never as bad as it seems. –Anon

My country is the world. My countrymen are mankind." –Tom Paine

The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows. –Anon

I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that agnosticism means. Anon

I am the worlds greates architect. –Frank Lloyd Wright

If they can get you asking the wrong questions,
they don't have to worry about the answers.
~ Thomas Pynchon

The end is nothing, the process is all. –Willa Chather

Only a city as beautifl as San Francisco could sruvive what you people are doing to it. Frank Lloyd Wright (Autobiography 1950s)

It is the weak man who urges compromise–never the strong man. ~Anon

The chief forms of beauty are order and symmetry and definiteness, which the mathematical sciences demonstrate in a special degree.,
There are things which seem incredible to most men who have not studied mathematics.

Humans are allergic to change.
They love to say,
"We've always done it that way."
I try to fight that.
That's why I have a clock on my wall
that runs counterclockwise.
~ Grace Hopper

Look underneath the covers of an ovenight success story and you usually see a lot of work, a lot of years. –Steve Jobs

In most people's vocabularies, design means veneer. It's interior decorating. It's the fabric of the curtains of the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service. –Steve Jobs

–Every man I meet is my superior to me in at least one way. In that I learn of him. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't fight forces, use them. –Buckminister Fuller

Discontent is the first necessity of progress. –Thomas Edison

Real artists ship. –Steve Jobs

Don't follow leaders. Watch the Parking meters. –Bob Dylan

"All operating systems become cancerous with age." Jean Louis Gassee
"Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects."
Will Rogers, 1879-1935

If you go as far as you can see, you will then see enough to go even farther. John Wooden

If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. –Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Imagination gives you the picture. Vision gives you the impulse to make the picture your own. –Robert Collier

Inside yourself or outside, you never have to change what you see, only the way you see it. –Thaddeus Golas

Instead of thinking about where you are, think about where you want to be. It takes twenty years of hard work to become an overnight success. –Diana Rankin

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision. –Helen Keller

This time like all times is a very good one if we but know what to do with it. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps, down new roads, armed with nothing but their own vision. –Ayn Rand

To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them. –John H. Patterson

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. –Japanese proverb

The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. –Marcus Aurelius
The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going. –Anon

There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same. –Chinese Proverb

It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams. –Les Brown

Some people see more in a walk around the block than others see in a trip around the world. –Anon

The best vision is insight. –Malcolm S. Forbes

A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. –Antoine De Saint-Exupery

The great successful men of the world have used their imagination they think ahead and create their mental picture in all its details, filling in here, adding a little there, altering this a bit and that a bit, but steadily building - steadily building. –Robert Collier

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. –Francis Bacon

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. –Henry David Thoreau

Knowing your destination is half the journey. –Anon

Every age needs men who will redeem the time by living with a vision of the things that are to be. –Adlai E. Stevenson

Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world. –George Bernard Shaw

Capital isn't scarce; vision is. –Sam Walton

Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements. –Napoleon Hill

As a rule, men worry more about what they can't see than about what they can.–Julius Caesar

Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth. Unknown Author

Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible. –Frank Gaines

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. –Henry Ford

Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe. –St. Augustine

Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. –Denis Waitley
Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare. ~Anon

God spelled backward is Dog. Think about the literal and hidden meaning in this fact. –Jake

My interest is in the future; as I'm going to be spending the rest of my life there. –Charles Kettering

I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it is going. –Wayne Gretsky

Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time. –Aristotle

If I have seen further, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.–Sir Isaac Newton

I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see. –Duane Michals

Living a life without limits is the highest state of existence. –Lieh Tzu

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture. –Norman Vincent Peale

Look well to this day. Yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well therefore to this day. –Francis Gray

Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans. Aim high in hope and work. Remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will not die. –Daniel H. Burnham
Man needs his difficulties because they are necessary to enjoy success. –Anon

My favorite quote by him is: "If you look around the bargaining table and you don't see the sucker, guess what? It's you." –Mark Cuban
Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. –Anon

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. –Anon

The average man does not know what to do with this life, yet wants another one which will last forever. –Anon

Life cannot go on without much forgetting. –Anon

It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see. –Winston Churchill
On Busyness. Let's say you have two people. One always tells people that the reason they have not got something done is because they are sooo busy; the other never tells anybody how busy he is or has been. What is the difference between the person who uses the excuse that they are busy versus the one who does not? The one who does not is obviously more effective. I mean, who does not think they are not busy? –Jake 3

Trail and error is your best freind. –Trey Cannon (note: separating fact from fiction.)

It is better to have a hen tomorrow that an egg today. –Chinese Proverb

I don't know about having too much zeal; but I think it is better the pot should boil over than not boil at all. ~ Unknown

The mediocre always feel as if they're fighting for their lives when confronted by the excellent.~ Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Patience is the companion of wisdom. –Saint Augustine

Don't believe what you read, and only believe half of what you see. –Lance Armstrong

The wheels of justice grind slowly. –Anon

All that evil needs to triumph is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke

Learn from your own experience and find your own voice. –Jim Page
Most people want the deal more than they want the dignity. –Steve Crouch
"I go to computer shops and hang around and listen to people. I find it fascinating. I know it sounds corny, but the biggest kick I get is to see people smiling when they see the iMac. You don't usually see a lot of people smiling in computer stores."
-- Jonathan Ives, vice president of Apple's Industrial Design Group and head of the iMac design team (September 17, 1998)
In an interview, Lenny Bruce was asked how honest he was, and he responded, "I am as honest as I can afford to be." –Lenny Bruce
"Always carve away from yourself" –Charles Y. Pyle
The relationship of the editor to the writer is the relationship of the knife to the throat
--Paul Jacobs
Cassady often said, "If you want to be loved, be lovely." –Ken Kesey, bus driver, author
"Wealth might be acquired by 'luck,' but proper cultivation was the birthright of every child born of cultivated parents. . . . Volumes full of "manners" acquired after they are grown are not worth half so much as the simplest precepts acquired through lifelong habits and through having known nothing else." -Post's Etiquette, 1920
"Satisfaction lies in the effort, not the attainment. –Alan Gussow (I would also add Success)
"When a man has a world in his hands, you expect to find a Rolex on his wrist" –Rolex

Books lie in wait for our readiness...Bruno Bettelheim

There is ... only one categorical imperative.
It is: Act only according to that maxim
by which you can at the same time will
that it should become a universal law.
~ Immanuel Kant (Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals)

We teach what we need to learn.
~ Gloria Steinem (Revelation From Within)

We are in truth,
more than half what we are by imitation.
The great point is
to choose good models and to study them with care.
~ Lord Chesterfield

The moment one gives a close attention
to anything,
even a blade of grass,
it becomes a mysterious,
indescribably magnificent
world unto itself.
~ Henry Miller

There are no secrets, only information you don't have. –Adam Curry

As long as you got it good, you gota make it good. –Paul Anka

Nothing gives a man
a sense of failure so often
as an overdeveloped sense of perfection.
~ George S. Odiorue

A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.,

The world is always ready to receive talent with open arms. Very often it does not know what to do with genius.,

A small body of determined spirits
fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission
can alter the course of history.
~ Mohandas Gandhi

Courage is like love; it must have hope to nourish it. –Napoleon Bonaparte

You gotta find a good woman. Not too smart, not too dumb. Not too old, not too young. One that can cook and clean. –Saddam Hussein
You are pushing the wall and it ain't moving. –Mark Raddo

To be persuasive, one must be believable.
To be believable, we must be credible.
To be credible, we must be truthful.
~ Edward R. Murrow

"No-one, but no-one, is his equal, or ever will be. He was, and is supreme."
-- Mick Jagger referring to Elvis

The path to the good life is directly beneath you at this exact moment.

Success is creating something original and lasting--
whether it is a company,
a work of art,
an idea or analysis that influences others,
or a happy and productive family.
~ Linda Chevez

Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie!'... till you can find a rock. –Anon

A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood. –Anon

"Eventually all mechanical devices fail" –Jason Paycheck

Knowing where you can cheat, that is what success is about in business and life. –John Hanford (July 7, 2005)

To repeat what others have said, requires education;
to challenge it, requires brains.
~ Mary Pettibone Poole

Genius is no more than childhood recaptured at will.
~ Frank L. Wright

It's not what you don't do that counts in business. It's what you do. –Michael Eisner

"Death is very likely the single best invention of life. It's life's change agent, it clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now, the new is you. But someday, not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away, Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well-worn path, and that will make all the difference" –Steve Jobs at Stanford Keynote Graduation

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. –Frank Lloyd Right

The completely untravelled person will view all foreigners as the savage regards the members of another herd. But the man who has travelled, or who has studied international politics, will have discovered that, if he had to prosper, it must, to some degree, become amalgamated with other herds. ~Anon

"You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down and it has made all the difference in my life.
"You have to find what you love. The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work.
"Your time is limited. Don't waste it living someone else's life. Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. Stay hungry, stay foolish. Steve Jobs

The longer I live, the more my mind dwells
upon the beauty and the wonder of the world.
~ John Burroughs

The task of worrying
is to come up with positive solutions
for life's perils
by anticipating dangers
before they arise.
If we are preoccupied by worries,
we have that must less attention to expend
on figuring out the answers.
Our worries become self-fulfilling prophecies,
propelling us toward the very disaster they predict.
~ Daniel Goleman

Tomorrow is our permanent address.
~ E. E. Cummings

It is true that if we look after others,
God will look after us--
and do a lot better job of it than we can.
~ Arthur E. Yensen
To get this kind of performance, Trevithick said Four Seasons screens applicants to see if they have a "passion for service."

Four Seasons examines new employee applicants first for attitude, and then for knowledge and the ability to learn. The screening is intense: Before hiring, every employee has an interview with the general manager, along with his or her other supervisors.

"We're not looking for the most qualified," Trevithick said. "We're looking for people with a passion to do the right thing."

Only in the oasis of silence
can we drink deeply
from the inner cup of wisdom.
~ Sue Patton Thoele

"Many hands make light work." –Chinese Proverb

The object of the game is to find out the object of the game. –Steve Crouch

No one has ever achieved anything
from the smallest to the greatest
unless the dream was dreamed first.
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

The hero is known for achievements;
the celebrity for well-knowns.
The hero reveals the possibilities of human nature.
The celebrity reveals the possibilities
of the press and media.
Celebrities are people who make news,
but heroes are people who make history.
Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.
~ Daniel J. Boorstin

A library of wisdom,
is more precious than all wealth,
and all things that are desirable
cannot be compared to it.
Whoever therefore claims
to be zealous of truth,
of happiness,
of wisdom
or knowledge,
must become a lover of books.
~ Richard de Bury

Just as you would not neglect seeds
that you planted with the hope that
they will bear vegetables and fruits and flowers,
so you must attend to and nourish
the garden of your becoming.
~ Jean Houston

There are three classes of men; lovers of widsom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain. –Plato

The greatest difficulty in the world
is not for people to accept new ideas,
but to make them forget old ideas.
~ Tom Peters

The Truest definition of luxury? When you'd rather escape to your life, than from it. –2004 Lexus LS 430 Brochure.

In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life: it goes on. –Robert Frost

You cannot acquire experience by making experiments. You cannot create experience. You must undergo it. ~Anon

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back. –Robert Frost (VisaVis Johnathen)

A wise man learns from other peoples mistakes, a fool from his own. –Johnathan Goh

A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing.
~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen. –Ronald Reagan

The kind of beauty I want most
is the hard-to-get kind
that comes from within--
strength, courage, dignity.
~ Ruby Dee

Our country--the last remaining superpower on earth--
needs to learn to measure its strength
not by the number of people it can kill
but by the number of people
it can feed, clothe, house, and care for.
~ Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield (Ben & Jerry's Double-Dip)

Once you have been confronted
with a life-and-death situation,
trivia no longer matters.
Your perspective grows
and you live at a deeper level.
There's no time for pettiness.
~ Margaretta (Happy) Rockefeller

Experience is one thing you can't get for free. –Oscar Wilde

The process of maturing
is an art to be learned,
an effort to be sustained.
By the age of fifty
you have made yourself what you are,
and if it is good,
it is better than your youth.
~ Marya Mannes

Fashionable and ever changing, it is a different way than the classicism which seeks perfected forms, universality, and timelessness -- but for those who prefer haute couture to pret-à-porter there could be no better choice. –Carlos Perez

All acts performed in the world
begin in the imagination.
~ Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

–A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

–The greatest evil a man can do is to stand by and do nothing. –Marci

–Of all these things this is the greatest treason, to do the right thing for the wrong reason. –Marci.

True satisfaction is based on how happy you feel with yourself. This applies for just everything and the happier you are, the less you will want.

Thinking in terms of "class", "taste" and "lifestyle" implies the risk to merely glimpse at what others might think of you. Alas, very few people will notice your $$$ Patek, but many more will think you to be a pretender for wearing a (relatively) cheap Rolex. –Laume

F. Henry Royce (of Rolls-Royce legend) once said "Quality is that which remains, long after the price has been forgotten."

Spend eighty percent of your time
focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow
rather than the problems of yesterday.
~ Brian Tracey

As you go along your own road in life,
you will, if you aim high enough,
also meet resistance....
But no matter how tough the opposition may seem,
have courage still--and persevere.
~ Madeleine Albright

"Tiger includes updates that are at least twice as significant as any single past update. Mac OS X is now getting to the point where significant improvements require a larger time investment. As far as the core OS is concerned, most of the low-hanging fruit has been harvested. Now it's time for Apple to get down to the real work of improving Mac OS X," John Siracusa writes for Ars Technica. –John Siracusa

One can have all the money in the world, give away lots of it, and still be a vindictive, pig-headed, sore loser. It's comforting in a way. Joe Schmo's got an iPod, his wife's got an iPod mini, his kids both have iPod shuffles, and next week he's buying a Mac mini for the family. But, Bill Gates, world's richest man, is forced by his own ego to use some also-ran music player, a third-rate WMA-plying music service, and an OS that's clearly an upside down, backwards, failed attempt at an Apple Mac knock off. Sure, he can afford to have the finest homes and the best cars, but in his very own field, technology, where he made his life, he must settle for second and third-rate hardware and software. Bill Gates is stuck using a Dell running Windows XP and listening to Napster To Go on an iRiver. There is a God. –Mac Daily News (April 26, 2005)

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. –William Congreve

The only people on earth that love Windows are those people who, directly or indirectly, earn a very good living fixing it's problems, writing it's software, making or selling it's hardware or following it's stock. –Al

"Creativity is not a part of its corporate culture, and it never has been. Microsoft made its money doing a better job of executing other people's good ideas. I can't think of anything revolutionary that Microsoft has produced. The next big thing and every other big thing after that will not come out of Redmond. Microsoft leadership lacks vision. Bill Gates is where he is because he is a tenacious and fierce competitor. Neither he nor any of his henchmen have the imagination or social instincts to catch or generate the next big wave. We missed the incredibly high margin business that Google and Yahoo created around search. We missed the music business Apple created around ITunes and IPod. We missed the [freaking] Internet!"

Greatness is all about potential, and you need the right environment to bring it out. Most of the "mediocrity" you see at Microsoft these days is the result of systemic paralysis.–Pogo

It is one of those things where you take a shot and you get lucky, then the more shots you take the luckier you get. –John Hanford

A scientist's aim in a discussion with his colleagues is not to persuade, but to clarify. –Leo Szilard

I'm all in favor of the democratic principle that one idiot is as good as one genius, but I draw the line when someone takes the next step and concludes that two idiots are better than one genius.
Leo Szilard

Do you think not getting caught in a lie is the same thing as telling the truth. –Robert Redford

We don't need to reinvent the wheel,  we just make sure it's perfectly round before you use it.

Your most valuable asset
can be your willingness to persist
longer than anyone else.
~ Brian Tracey

"To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible." -- Thomas Aquinas

All good books are alike
in that they are truer
than if they had really happened.
~ Ernest Hemingway (Esquire, December 1934)

I forget what I was taught. I only remember what I have learned. ~Anon

–We are all on the same conveyer belt. –Randolf Chase refering to the inevitability of aging toward death.

–Sweet are the uses of adversity. –Shakespeare.

Through you I learned how great life can be,
how the simple things in life
are really the most important
and how you treat other people
is really all that matters.
~ Lisa Scully-O'Grady

One man's trash is another mans treasure. –Bob Parzick

One glance at a book
and you hear the voice of another person,
perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years.
To read is to voyage through time.
~ Carl Sagan

Necessity never made a good bargain. ~Anon

Real leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination. ~Anon

It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself. ~Anon

Only a real risk tests the reality of a belief. ~Anon

We learn by doing. ~Anon

Renunciation of thinking is a declaration of spiritual bankruptcy. ~Anon

Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time. ~Anon

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement. ~Anon

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. ~Anon

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow. ~Anon

It takes a kind of shabby arrogance to survive in our time, and a fairly romantic nature to want to. ~Anon

Most people dislike vanity in others, whatever share they have of it themselves; but I give it fair quarter, wherever I meet with it, being persuaded that it is often productive of good to the possessor, and to others who are within his sphere of action : and therefore, in many cases, it would not be altogether absurd if a man were to thank God for his vanity among the other comforts of life. ~Anon

The tenderest spot in a man's make-up is sometimes the bald spot on top of his head. ~Anon

Pope John Paul wrote a will. Why didn't he say, instead of all you millions of people coming to Rome, "why don't you do something.' This is one of my big complaints against religion. It is just a diversion of energy towards bullshit. –Bill Maher

Respect is the key determinant
of high-performance leadership.
How much people respect you
determines how well they perform.
~ Brian Tracey

There is none more lonely than the man who loves only himself. ~Anon

Like bees, they must put their lives into the sting they give. ~Anon

What you are is God’s gift to you; what you make of it is your gift to God. ~Anon

He who hath many friends hath none. ~Anon

Like a man travelling in foggy weather, those at some distance before him on the road he sees wrapped up in the fog, as well as those behind him, and also the people in the fields on each side, but near him all appears clear, though in truth he is as much in the fog as any of them. ~Anon

What is important is not to be able to read rapidly, but to be able to decide what not to read. ~Anon

Everything in the world we want to do or get done, we must do with and through people. ~Anon

The search for truth is in one way hard and in another way easy, for it is evident that no one can master it fully or miss it wholly. But each adds a little to our knowledge of nature, and from all the facts assembled there arises a certain grandeur. ~Anon

Quarrels would not last so long if the fault lay only on one side. ~Anon

How we think shows through in how we act. Attitudes are mirrors of the mind. They reflect thinking. ~Anon

When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work/ ~Anon

I define self-control, in the beginning of life,
as the choice of achieving what I really want
by doing things I really don't want to do.
Once this becomes a habit,
discipline becomes the choice
of achieving what I really want
by doing the very things I now want to do!
I really believe that a disciplined life
becomes a joy--
but only after we have worked hard to practice it.
~ John Maxwell

"There is Virtue in Action" -Anon

A life without mistakes is not a life. –Lauren Bacall

You can't get a cup of tea large enough
or a book long enough to suit me.
~ C. S. Lewis

Time, whose tooth gnaws away at everything else,
is powerless against the truth.
~ Thomas Huxley

–The best anti-piracy is to make software, music, and movies inexpensive. –Anon

One thing is certain, and I have always known it--
the joys of my life have nothing to do with age.
~ May Sarton

Money should never be separated from values.
Detached from values
it may indeed be the root of all evil.
Linked effectively to social purpose
it can be the root of opportunity.
~ Rosabeth Moss Kanter

–If we do not know our own history we are doomed to live it as though it was our private fate. –Hannah Erand

–I think it is very important, when you are at my age, to say look, this is not a dress rehearsal. This is it. It is like writing without an eraser. We better get it right. –Jane Fonda in her 60s on death.

Customer acquisition costs a ton more than customer retention. –Anon

"Photography for me is really a matter of observation and perception. Pictures can't tell you everything. Every medium has its own limitations and phototgraphy certainly does have limitations, but a photograph made with integrity by someone on the ground does not tell you the whole truth, but it does not lie to you either. It tells you a partial truth that is true, and that has to be reckoned with and I think that is why it has power.

The great photograph is almost a miracle. I have been working for over 20 years to try and make a great photograph and it's very elusive. It is something that's unpredictable, and it's impovesational, but it would have to contain authentic emotional content, honesty and some kind of formal quality that allows you to feel that emotion and to sense that honesty. Beyond that I can't describe it in words." –Jim Nactway (War photographer)

"even bad pizza is good. It's melted cheese on warm bread." –Ed Levine (Pizza Critic)

Self-responsibility is the core quality
of the fully mature, fully functioning,
self-actualizing individual.
~ Brian Tracey

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect
before which difficulties disappear
and obstacles vanish.
~ John Quincy Adams

How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
~ William Shakespeare (The Merchant of Venice)

Life is a series of experiences,
each of which makes us bigger,
even though it is hard to realize this.
For the world was built to develop character,
and we must learn
that the setbacks and griefs which we endure
help us in our marching onward.
~ Henry Ford

It's tough to build a career, it's tougher to maintain a career. -Donny Osmond

"If you don't get the model exactly right, capitalism can be unforgiving."
--Jerry Kaplan
Co-founder, Onsale

In this world, the optimists have it,
not because they are always right,
but because they are positive.
Even when they are wrong they are positive,
and that is the way
of achievement, correction, improvement, and success.
Educated, eye-open optimism pays.
~ David Landes (The Wealth and Poverty of Nations)

The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes
is only the spell of the moment;
the eye of the body
is not always that of the soul.
~ George Sand

You don't have to burn books
to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
~ Ray Bradbury

People who have nothing to hide, hide nothing. –Dr. Phil

Design is the foundation of everything. –Steve Crouch

When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.–John Ruskin

What's one way to combat the effects of falling margins? Build products competitors can't make, and charge a premium for them, at least for a while. ?Richard Shim

Most people achieved their greatest success
one step beyond
what looked like their greatest failure.
~ Brian Tracey

Hold on to your dreams for they are, in a sense,
the stuff of which reality is made.
It is through our dreams
that we maintain the possibility
of a better, more meaningful life.
~ Leo Buscaglia

Injuries too well remembered cannot heal.
~ Benjamin R. Barber
(Jihad vs. McWorld: Terrorism's Challenge to Democracy)

"Podcasting is like Wayne's World for radio," Jobs said, and the new ITunes functionality is "sort of like Tivo for your radio for your Ipod." –Steve Jobs

You've achieved success in your field
when you don't know whether what you are doing
is work or play.
~ Warren Beatty

He who is outside his door
already has the hard part of his journey behind him.
~ Dutch proverb

You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt (You Learn by Living)

"I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious" - Albert Einstein

How well are you socializing your children? Are you teaching your children how the world works?
Or, are you letting them get away with things the world won't let them get away with?
Payoffs for the right behaviors, not the wrong. If you teach a child to go on red and stop on green and then
pitch them the keys and send them out in the world, their life is going to be a wreck. -Dr. Phil

When people show you who they are believe them the first time, because they always show you. -Oprahs favorite quote from Maya Angelou

Revenge is a dish best served cold. Depression is rage turned inward.

Business is a dog eat dog world. government is the opposite. Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Don't ever compromise on your standards or your objectives, because the worst thing is to
compromise and lose. -Mayor Michael Bloomberg

When we have arrived at the question,
the answer is already near.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (Journal, April 1852)

Was it just more fun to start a company than run one? -Anon

Make a game of finding something positive
in every situation.
Ninety-five percent of your emotions
are determined by how you interpret events to yourself.
~ Brian Tracey

A library of wisdom,
is more precious than all wealth,
and all things that are desirable
cannot be compared to it.
Whoever therefore claims to be zealous of truth,
of happiness, of wisdom or knowledge,
must become a lover of books.
~ Richard de Bury

You do build in darkness if you have faith.
When the light returns
you have made yourself a fortress
which is impregnable to certain kinds of trouble;
you may even find yourself
needed and sought by others as a beacon in their dark.
~ Olga Rosmanith

Your best defense on a patent is good marketing. -Howard Mullin

To know how to wait is the great secret of success.
~ Joseph Marie De Maistre

Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing. -Anon

The will to originality
is not the will to be peculiar and unlike anybody else;
it means the desire to derive one's consciousness
from its primary source.
~ Nicolas Berdyeav (The Destiny of Man)

The ultimate weakness of violence
is that it is a descending spiral,
begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have always imagined that Paradise
will be a kind of library.
~ Jorge Luis Borges

Time is of no account with great thoughts.
They are as fresh today as when
they first passed through their author's minds ages ago.
~ Samuel Smiles

Cherish your visions and your dreams
as they are the children of your soul,
the blueprints of your ultimate accomplishments.
~ Napoleon Hill

When you feel the world is against you
or you give up hope,
you look at your heroes and say,
"They were able to do it.
They had hard times and a lot of opposition,
but they got through it."
Then you feel, "I can do it too."
~ John Leguizamo
("Who Are Our Heroes?" Parade Magazine, Aug. 6, 1995)

Only he who can see the invisible can do the impossible.
~ Frank Gaines (Forbes)

If there were no death, there would be no religion. -Larry King

The path of freedom is blocked
much more by those who wish to obey
than by those who wish to command.
~ M. D. Petre

Some people find fault like there is a reward for it.
~ Zig Ziglar

I do the very best I know how. The very best I can;
and I mean to keep doing so until the end.
If the end brings me out alright,
what is said against me won't amount to anything.
If the end brings me out wrong,
ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.
~ Abraham Lincoln

"In my life, I have loved and been loved.† Everything else has been background music." -Anon

There are no secrets, only information you don't yet have. -Adam Curry

You cannot tailor make the situations in life,
but you can tailor make the attitudes
to fit those situations before they arise.
~ Zig Ziglar

My time is as valuable to me as your time is to you, and I am not going to wait around for you. -Bob Green

All that mankind has done, thought or been:
it is lying as in magic preservation
in the pages of books.
~ Thomas Carlyle

Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science
instead of its terrors.
Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts,
eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths,
and encourage the arts and commerce.
~ John F. Kennedy (Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961)

No wind is of service to him that is bound for nowhere. ~Anon

It is well to be alone.
It fertilizes the creative impulse.
~ Max Nordau

Nothing is so wretched or foolish
as to anticipate misfortunes.
What madness it is to be expecting evil before it comes.
~ Seneca

All good books are alike in that
they are truer than if they had really happened.
~ Ernest Hemingway ("Old Newsmen Writes:
A Letter from Cuba" in Esquire December 1934)

Leaders think and talk about the solutions.
Followers think and talk about the problems.
~ Brian Tracey

Whatever we read from intense curiosity
gives us the model of how we should always read.
Plodding along page after page
with an equal attention to each word
results in attention to mere words.
~ Ernest Dimnet

I can but trust that good shall fall
At last--far off--at last, to all,
And every winter change to spring.
~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson (In Memoriam A. H. H.)

To be perfectly just
is an attribute of the divine nature:
to be so to the utmost of our abilities
is the glory of man.
~ Joseph Addison

If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul
and get to know a man ... just watch him laugh.
If he laughs well, he's a good man.
~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Books are the carriers of civilization.
Without books, history is silent,
literature dumb,
science crippled,
thought and speculation at a standstill.
They are engines of change,
windows on the world,
lighthouses erected in the sea of time.
~ Barbara W. Tuchman
("The Book", lecture at the Library of Congress 10/17/1979)

I believe that the testing of the student's achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher, is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning.~Anon

The reading of all good books
is like conversation
with the finest men of past centuries.
~ Descartes (Discourses on Method)

Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat. ~Anon

With integrity you have nothing to fear,
since you have nothing to hide.
With integrity you will do the right thing,
so you will have no guilt.
With fear and guilt removed
you are free to be and do your best.
~ Zig Ziglar

Love only grows by sharing.
You can only have more for yourself
by giving it away to others.
~ Brian Tracey

The sower may mistake and sow his peas crookedly:
the peas make no mistake, but come up and show his line.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (Journals)

The redwoods, once seen, leave a mark or create a vision that stays with you always. No one has ever successfully painted or photographed a redwood tree. The feeling they produce is not transferable.
From them comes silence and awe. It's not only their unbelievable stature, nor the color which seems to shift and vary under your eyes, no, they are not like any trees we know, they are ambassadors from another time.~ John Steinbeck (Travels with Charley: In Search of America)

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.~ George Eliot (Silas Marner)

Happiness and high performance come to you
when you choose to live your life
consistent with your highest values
and your deepest convictions.
~ Brian Tracey

You should love what you do; otherwise what's the point? -Clint Eastwood

I have everything Iv'e ever wanted, but I wanted all the wrong things. --Gabrielle (Desperate Housewives)

Positive thinking won't let you do anything
but it will let you do everything better
than negative thinking will.
~ Zig Ziglar

Deal honestly and objectively with yourself;
intellectual honesty and personal courage
are the hallmarks of great character.
~ Brian Tracey

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it is the size of the fight in the dog. –Anon

The ignorant work for their own profit;
the wise work for the welfare of the world.
~ Bhagavad-Gita

When a company executive speaks, he/she does so as a 'voice of the company', and therefore cannot in essence reveal the truth. Loose lips can plunge entire markets. An honest executive does not a rich share holder make. –Clie2K

Walt Disney said, "I don't make movies to make money. I make money to make more movies."

Our children are our only hope for the future,
but we are their only hope for their present
and their future.
~ Zig Ziglar

You just said a key word that I always hear in big read letters; and it was "but." But means, forget what I just said, I am now going to tell you what I really think. -Dr. Phil

He who would travel happily must travel light. ~ Antoine Saint-Exupery (Wind, Sand, and Stars)

There is no reality; only perception. -Dr. Phil (This is like the saying: "Perception is Reality.")

"Don't assume me wrong, prove me wrong.' –Gavin Newsom

The Blues had a baby and they named it Rock and Roll. -Muddy Waters

Books are the shoes with which we tread
the footsteps of great minds.
~ Unknown

Thank you to all the people in the world
who are always 10% kinder than they need to be.
That's what really makes the world go round.
~ Helen Exley

It's always a good idea to do what is right. Karma is a vengeful b!tch and you dont want her knocking at your door. -Anon

"Nobody will ever need more than 640k RAM!" -- Bill Gates, 1981
"Windows 95 needs at least 8 MB RAM."-- Bill Gates, 1996

It's always better to ask them to assume. -Jason Dunn

The designer can and should participate in the search for meaning, in the construction of a civilized world. -Philippe Stark

Committing your goals to paper increases the likelihood of your achieving them by one-thousand percent!
~ Brian Tracey

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. –Aristotle [Jake's Favorite: This one is for Steve Jobs]

–The wisdom of the wise and the experience of the ages are perpetuated by quotations. –Benjamin Disraeli

It’s a key truth about design: the questions you ask limit the answers you can come up with. –Michele Tepper

The Labor Theory of Value: There is no value except that created by labor. –Karl Marx

Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are. –Muhammad Ali

I knew a man who once said "Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back." –Russell Crowe (Gladiator)

What we do in life echoes in eternity. ––Russell Crowe (Gladiator)

There are no facts, only interpretations. –Friedrick Nietzsche

A customer who complains is my best friend.–Anon

Pain comes from an expectancy of control. –Anon

"If your heart is in your dream, no request is too extreme." –Jiminy Cricket

One man's terrorist is another man's hero. –Anon

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.–Anon

The pursuit of truth can only begin once you start to question and analyze every belief you ever held dear. If a certain belief passes the tests of evidence, deduction, and logic, it should be kept. If it doesn't, the belief should not only be discarded, but you must also question why you were led to believe the erroneous information in the first place. –Socrates

You must do it as a necessity but you must not like it -Hemingway

80% of all questions are statements in disguise. –Dr. Phil

The squeaky wheel gets the grease. –Dr. Phil

Love is the delusion that one man or woman differs from another.–Anon

An infinitude of tenderness is the chief gift and inheritance of all truly great men. –Anon

In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding on the back of the tiger ended up inside. –Anon

A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future.–Anon

A certain amount of opposition is a great help to a man. Kites rise against, not with, the wind. –Anon

Love blinds us to faults, but hatred blinds us to virtues.–Anon

In peace the sons bury their fathers, but in war the fathers bury their sons.–Anon

We never desire strongly, what we desire rationally.–Anon

Your lack of planning does not constitute an emergency in our schedule. –Chris Long

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~ Winston Churchill

That's like building a house on a plate of Jello. It doesn't matter how nice the Ming vase looks next to the Fabergé eggs, or how fast the place heats up; it's all built on a bad foundation so the chances of anyone wanting to live the good life there are next to none." –Dave Girard
He who is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly. –Anon

In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. –Anon

Abundance consists not so much in material possessions, but in an uncovetous spirit. ~ John Seldon

Success is a journey, not a destination. ~ Ben Sweetland

Doing good to base fellows is like throwing water into the sea. –Anon

Death is like an arrow that is already in flight, and your life lasts only until it reaches you.–Anon

The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.–Anon

It is unethical to take money for poor quality performance. –Anon

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success. ~ Henry David Thoreau

What we see depends mainly on what we look for. ~ John Lubbock

–Big companies aren't very good at doing new things. They get focused on what they are doing and it ties up all their energy. –Gordon Moore

If you need money, don't go to a person that has it. Go to somebody who needs it and they will find a way to help you. –Beulah Axton (They will help you because of empathy)

–Business is like a wheelbarrow--it stands still until someone pushes it.

There is some strength in knowing others are as weak. –Coffeeman

A decision without the pressure of consequence is hardly a decision at all.–Anon

It's not the work which kills people, it's the worry. It's not the revolution that destroys machinery it's the friction.–Anon

A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything.–Anon

A person with half volition goes backwards and forwards, but makes no progress on even the smoothest of roads.–Anon

Darwinian man, though well-behaved, at best is only a monkey shaved.–Anon

The wave of the future is coming and there is no fighting it.–Anon

Rationalizing only works for the rationalizer. –Coffeeman

Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living. –Anon

The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one's self. All sin is easy after that. –Anon

What is morally wrong can never be advantageous, even when it enables you to make some gain that you believe to be to your advantage. The mere act of believing that some wrongful course of action constitutes an advantage is pernicious. ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

When buying a cat, I don't care whether it is a white cat or a black cat. I just care if it kills mice. –Dung Chow Ping

Wherever you are, whatever your circumstances may be, whatever misfortune you may have suffered, the music of your life has not gone. It's inside you - if you listen to it, you can play it. ~ Nido Qubein

The acquiring of culture is the development of an avid hunger for knowledge and beauty. –Anon

An incompetent attorney can delay a trial for years or months. A competent attorney can delay one even longer. –Anon

If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him. –Anon

It is the rare person who,looking back over his life and seeing what he has done to it, hasn't sighed for a chance to redeem what he has cheaply used or carelessly ruined. ~ Samuel Howard Miller (The Life of the Soul)

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. ~ William Feather

There is a hard law...When an injury is done to us, we never recover until we forgive. ~ Alan Paton

There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life. –Anon

Never underestimate the power of excellent tools. –Jake

Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.–Anon

I believe in liberty for all men:
the space to stretch their arms and their souls;
the right to breathe and the right to vote,
the freedom to choose their friends,
enjoy the sunshine,
and ride on the railroads, uncursed by color;
thinking, dreaming, working as they will
in a kingdom of beauty and love.
~ W. E. B. Du Bois

Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows. ~ Michael Landon

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. ~ Immanuel Kant

With a gentleman I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half. –Anon

So what is courage?
It is simply acting on
what we know we should do,
regardless of any fear we may have.
It is the choice to disregard worry.
It is the choice to do right,
to pursue our dreams,
to be successful people,
to lead the way for others.
~ Chris Widener

The art of communication is the language of leadership. –Anon

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.–Anon

Either God is in the whole of nature, with no gaps, or He's not there at all. –Anon

The hell of these days is the fear of not getting along, especially of not making money. –Anon

Of two evils, it is always best to vote for the least hypocritical.–Anon

We must have infinite faith in each other. If we have not, we must never let it leak out that we have not. –Anon

You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older. –Anon

Great dancers are not great because of their technique they are great because of their passion.–Anon

Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books.–Anon

There are three kinds of things to invest: Time, Talent and Treasure. –Mike Markkula

What is a hero without love for mankind. –Anon
Larry King asked Stephen Hawking what he did not understand about the universe. Stephen replied: "Women."
Never take away anyone's hope.  That may be all they have. –Anon

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets. ~Voltaire

I don't ask questions unless I know the answers. –Dr. Phil

Winners take chances. Like everyone else, they fear failing, but they refuse to let fear control them. –Anon

True happiness: to be dissolved into something completely great. ~ Willa Cather

You are only a loser if you quit while you are behind. –Dr. Phil

The isolated individual is not a real person. A real person is one who lives in and for others. And the more personal relationships we form with others, the more we truly realize ourselves as persons. It has even been said that there can be no true person unless there are two, entering into communication with one another. ~ Kallistos Ware

The is to trick slaughter the holy cows, the well-understood ideas of computer science that dictate how programmers work. In many cases, software vendors design products for difficult problems, an approach that leads to excess complexity. – David Heinemeier Hansson

Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth. ~ Albert Einstein

Good judgement comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgement. –Rita Mae Brown

Books are not dead things but do contain a potency of life ...as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest extraction of that living intellect that bred them. ~ John Milton

Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws. –Anon

–Originality is unexplored territory. You get there by carrying a canoe–you can't take a taxi.~ Alan Alda

–If you are fighting about everything, you are really fighting about nothing. –Dr. Phil

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other thing. ~ Abraham Lincoln

Satire is often the reflection of a kind of moral nausea.–Anon

There is luxury in self-reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us.–Anon

At a time when opportunism is everything, when hope seems lost, when everything boils down to a cynical business deal, we must find the courage to dream. To reclaim romance. The romance of believing in justice, in freedom, and in dignity. For everybody. ~ Arundhati Roy (The Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire)

I would never have amounted to anything were it not for adversity. I was forced to come up the hard way. –Anon

Beggars should be entirely abolished! Truly, it is annoying to give to them and annoying not to give to them.–Anon

Swimming in the deep end is what makes the ride worth while. I don't want it to be easy. I don't want to just float through my life. I want that challenge. I want to learn. I want to ask myself bigger questions, the older I get. I don't ever want to stop that search. I am a searcher at heart. –Charlize Theron

A couple that plays together stays together. –Anon

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. ~ Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Passion & entrepreneurship go hand in hand. –Susie

Just praise is only a debt, but flattery is a present. There's no ceiling on effort!–Anon

Only a generation of readers will span a generation of writers. –Anon

Term: Busy being busy

The book you don't read won't help. –Anon

TV doesn’t sell shows to viewers: It sells viewers to advertisers. –Adam Sternbergh
Can you afford to resist adjusting when change is the only constant in life. –Florina Shiller

The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well.

"Jake Jr. It is a dog eat dog world out there. It is every man for himself. You better watch your ass." –Esau Ehrlich (My Grandfather Jake's brother, gave me this advice when I was 18)

History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. –Napoleon Bonaparte

It doesn't matter how new an idea is: what matters is how new it becomes.–Anon

You can no longer look to the past in an attempt to predict your future. A large part of the present is obsolete and, for most people, much of the future is beyond comprehension. ~ Christopher Hegarty

Hate can only flourish where love is absent.–Anon

Your level of belief in yourself will inevitably manifest itself in whatever you do. –Anon

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are. –Anon

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.–Anon

The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.–Anon

Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it. –Anon

Resolve to make each day the very best and don't let anyone get in your way. If they do, step on them.–Anon

Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving. –Anon

Life is like a cash register, in that every account, every thought, every deed, like every sale, is registered and recorded.–Anon

There is nothing better than being rewarded for doing what you love to do. –Jake 3

You cannot tailor make your situation in life, but you can tailor make your attitudes to fit those situations. –Anon

In true dialogue, both sides are willing to change.–Anon

Programming languages, when they become popular enough, have a knack for getting more and more features to make up for functionality it sometimes isn't meant to solve, and that eventually results in it becoming more complex, clunky and bloated....here's hoping PHP doesn't fall into this trap like Java and just about everything else. –Jerby Mercader 
"PHP is a very pragmatic language, suitable for applications both small and large, simple and complex. It's very approachable, and very easy to get started in. It's designed with the idea of getting an application up and working. Java on the other hand is ideological, and is hampered by that fact. It's not a language designed to be an effective programming solution, but rather a language designed to be ideologically 'pure'.

Java is a liberal arts professor stuck in an ivory tower, crippled into inaction by his own perfection. He is oh-so-much more enlightened about the theory of programming than the 'little people', but he'll never really be anything other than what he is now.

PHP is an aggresive problem solver who drops out of college to start his own company and ends up one of the richest and most influencial men in the world." –Bard Nott 

Nothing is further than earth from heaven, and nothing is nearer than heaven to earth. –Anon

You've got to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down. –Anon

What is done to children, they will do to society. –Anon

The worst cynicism: a belief in luck.–Anon

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.–Anon

No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.–Anon

We swallow with one gulp the lie that flatters us, and drink drop by drop the truth which is bitter to us.–Anon

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.–Anon

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~ Les Brown

Prosperity discovers vice, adversity discovers virtue. ~Francis Bacon

What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.~ Pearl Bailey

Cancer is a Civil War taking place in the body. –Larry King

Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet. –Anon

You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old. –Anon

Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil. –Anon

Where children are, there is the golden age. –Anon

We lead by being human. We do not lead by being corporate, professional, or institutional. ~ Paul G. Hawken

Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.–Anon

The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped.–Anon

If you believe in fate, believe in it, at least, for your good.–Anon

The burden which is well borne becomes light. –Anon

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get. ~ H. Jackson Brown (?) (Life's Little Instruction Calendar, 1999)

There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other. –Anon

Cultivated leisure is the aim of man. –Anon

My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.–Anon

A vulgar mind is proud in prosperity and humble in adversity. A noble mind is humble in prosperity and proud in adversity. –Anon

Act well at the moment, and you have performed a good action for all eternity. –Anon

In the vain laughter of folly wisdom hears half its applause. –Anon
To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned man's character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours. –Anon

None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them. –Anon

There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.–Anon

The English language consists of 2 Million words, but most Americans only use 5,000 of them. –Robert Kirosaki

Thinking is the hardest work there is, that is why so few people engage in it. –Henry Ford

Don't waste your chance to only see beauty in the very prime of life. –Anon

The best part of our lives we pass in counting on what is to come. –Anon

You can judge a man by what he laughs at.–Anon

If you are possessed by an idea, you find it expressed everywhere, you even smell it. –Anon

You must not do anything that renders you powerless. An essential law of money-that power attracts money and that being powerless repels it-is the crucial point for you. –Suze Orman [Jake's Favorite]

Year 2006

Every exit is an entry somewhere else. ~ Tom Stoppard

This is your last chance.  After this, there is no turning back.  You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe.  You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. —The Matri

When somebody shows you who they are, believe them. –Chris Rea

Winners do what losers won't. –Ano

Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest things in the nicest way. –Anon

"The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese." –Steven Wright

I would rather have roses on my table than gems on my neck. –Anon

Don't Postpone Tomorrow For Some Imaginary Future.

If you don't respect yourself, you certainly won't respect me.

A true man measures himself against his personal goals and challenges, not against his friends. –Jon Rappaport

Married and bored or single and lonely. –Anon

"He never wanted to believe.  He wanted to know." –Carl Sagan

“If one life has breathed easier because you have lived, you have succeeded.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is the gentle smile upon the lips of beauty. –Kahlil Gibran

And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. –Kahlil Gibran

And the self-same well from which your laughter rises was often times filled with your tears. –Kahlil Gibran

"The present moment is a powerful Goddess" –Goethe

The most important thing you wear is the expression on your face. –Anon

There is nothing like biting off more than you can chew and chewing it anyway.  –Mark Burnet

The most dangerous thing in the world is a child's mind in a man's body. –Michael Tomlinso

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." – Anais Nin

"Remember- Man is the dream of the dolphins:" Lost at Last 

Maybe, just maybe, you should listen to the advice the old fisherman gave me when I was young. "If you aren't catching anything - perhaps you're using the wrong bait" –Anon

The world in general doesn't know what to make of originality; it is startled out of its comfortable habits of thought, and its first reaction is one of anger. ~ W. Somerset Maugham (Great Novelists and Their Works)

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did. ~ Unknown

There is frequently more to be learned from the unexpected questions of a child than the discourses of men, who talk in a road, according to the notions they have borrowed and the prejudices of their education. ~ John Locke (Something Concerning Education)

"Think forever not of yourselves O Chiefs, nor of your own generation. Think of continuing generations of our families, think of our grandchildren, and of those yet unborn, whose faces are coming from beneath the ground." –Words spoken by the Peacemaker, Founder of the Iroquois confederacy. Circa 1000 AD

 "The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes." Frank Lloyd Wright

'Take Care of our own and leave the rest of the world alone" –Siggy

The father of the theory of relativity apparently did not want to be bound up with it eternally. In a 1921 letter to Elsa, Einstein confided, "Soon I'll be fed up with the relativity. Even such a thing fades away when one is too involved with it.

 "You may find that having is not so pleasing a thing as wanting. This is not logical, but it is often true." -- Spock (Amok Time)" 

Today, more than ever, luxury is about trust. We live in an era when far too many...of our traditional icons of credibility...have proven unworthy of our devotion. Luxury car buyers will return...again and again...to a product or a company they trust. And when a luxury product proves trust worthy, it will draw-in new, first-time buyers...looking to minimize risk. --Denny Clements, Group Vice President and General Manager, Lexus Division. Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A.

Our business model is based on two fundamentals - building a perfect product and delivering the perfect customer experience.  --Lexus (Fletcher Jones)

The best things happen by accident. --John Ford

I knew a man who once said, "Death smiles at us all.  All a man can do is smile back."

What we do in life echoes in eternity.

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.  –Kahlil Gibran

Time sometimes flies like a bird, sometimes crawls like a snail; but a man is happiest when he does not even notice whether it passes swiftly or slowly. ~ Ivan Turgenev

The world stands aside to let anyone pass who knows where he is going. –David Starr Jones

Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. —Oscar Wilde

No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers. –Kahlil Gibran

A fool is somebody who defines a problem in a way it can't be solved. –Les Gelb

Innovation often originates outside existing organizations, in part because successful organizations acquire a commitment to the status quo and a resistance to ideas that might change it. —Nathan Rosenberg

There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun. —Pablo Picasso

Civilization is a stream with banks. The stream is sometimes filled with blood from people killing, stealing, shouting and doing the things historians usually record, while on the banks, unnoticed, people build homes, make love, raise children, sing songs, write poetry and even whittle statues. The story of civilization is what happened on the banks. ~ Will Durant

Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all sentences short or avoid all detail and treat subjects only in outline, but that every word tell. From “The Elements of Style” by William Strunk Jr.

 Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of actionand follow it to an end requires courage. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Half the names on the Vietnam Memorial wall were added after America's leaders knew our strategy would not work.  –John Kerry

Mend your speech a little, lest it may mar your fortunes. — Shakespeare (King Lear)

Have you ever seen movie credits that use black text on a white background? —Guy Kawasaki

There are very few people who don't become more interesting when they stop talking. —Mary Lowry

 Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity. ~ Samuel Johnson (The Rambler, June 6, 1751)

 You can never be a total failure because then you would have succeeded at failing. —Jim Hunter.

We accept the verdict of the past until the need for change cries out loudly enough to force upon us a choice between the comforts of further inertia and the irksomeness of action. ~ Louis L'Amour

Wonder and despair are two sides of a spinning coin. When you open yourself to one, you open yourself to the other. You discover a capacity for joy that wasn't in your before. Wonder is the promise of restoration: as deeply as you dive, so may you rise.~ Christina Baldwin (Life's Companion)

Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left.

~ Hubert Humphrey

 Years wrinkle the face, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.~ Watterson Lowe

 A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearl slipping from a broken string. ~ George Prentice

I have never thought of writing for reputation and honor. What I have in my heart must come out; that is the reason why I compose. —Ludwig van Beethoven

“In the beginning I looked around and, not finding the automobile of my dreams, decided to build it myself.” Ferdinand Porsche

Innovation often originates outside existing organizations, in part because successful organizations acquire a commitment to the status quo and a resistance to ideas that might change it. —Nathan Rosenberg

If everything is under control, you are going to slow. —Mario Andretti

Let us then be up and doing, With a heart for any fate; Still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to wait.

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (vis-à-vis) Maggie Huckeba

I sit beside the fire and think of all that I have seen, of meadow-flowers and butterflies in summers that have been; Of yellow leaves and gossamer in autumns that there were, with morning mist and silver sun and wind upon my hair. ~ J. R. R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring)

Don't listen to other people's negativity: they filter through their own experiences. Learn to trust your own feelings. ~ Ginger Purdy

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. ~ Michael Jordan

If scientists were ever going to figure out how to travel through time, wouldn't we now be seeing people from the future?

If you are planning for a year, sow rice. If you are planning for a decade, plant trees. If you are planning for a lifetime, educate people. ~ Chinese proverb

Others can give you a name or a number, but they can never tell you who you really are.

That is something you yourself can only discover from within. ~ Thomas Merton (No Man an Island)

You can't always expect a certain result, but you can expect to do your best. ~ Anita Hill

The purpose of life is a life of purpose. —Robert Byrne

Did you ever notice that women's breast looks just like a Bulls-eye target? —Umberto Ruiz 

"Training people on computer systems is stupid.  We need to train the systems to work with people."  Shai Agassi

Rock's so good to me.  Rock is my child and my grandfather. –Chuck Berry

If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it "Chuck Berry." —John Lennon

If you do something seven times in a row it will become a habit. —Andy Pascal

Now that that's official, we might see Microsoft back on the attack in '06. Unless Google does to Microsoft what Microsoft once did to Netscape. "The biggest problem for Microsoft is that Microsoft sells what Google gives away," Moore says, which hearkens back to the day when Netscape was selling what Microsoft could give away. —Kevin Maney

New game plan in Silicon Valley: launch start-up in the morning, work through lunch, sell company before happy hour, retire. —Kevin Maney

Well begun is half done. —Aristotle

To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs. —Aldous Huxley

People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid. —Anon

The history of the world is but the biography of great men. —Anon

It is twice the pleasure to deceive the deceiver. —Anon

Save a thief from the gallows and he will cut your throat. —Anon

Nature is the master of talents genius is the master of nature. —Anon

No man is so perfect, so necessary to his friends, as to give them no cause to miss him less. —Anon

What joy can the years bring half so sweet as the unhappiness they've taken away? —Anon

Great wealth does not make a great man. —Leander Kahney

When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. —Anon

The best part of our lives we pass in counting on what is to come. –Anon

The real acid test of courage is to be just your honest self when everybody is trying to be like somebody else.–Anon

If you desire many things, many things will seem few. —Anon

People want riches they need fulfillment.

Husbands are like fires. They go out when unattended. —Anon

There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked what I thought, and attended to my answer.—Anon

Lying is a terrible vice, it testifies that one despises God, but fears men. —Anon

Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing. —Anon

A genuine revolution of values means in the final analysis that our loyalties must become ecumenical rather than sectional. Every nation must now develop an overriding loyalty to mankind as a whole in order to preserve the best in their individual societies. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ("Declaration of Independence from the War in Vietnam")

The aphorism, "As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is,"embraces the whole of man's being. It is so comprehensive that it reaches out to every condition and circumstance of life. A man is literally what he thinks. His character is the sum of his thoughts. ~ James Allen

Even honor and virtue make enemies, condemning, as they do, their opposites by too close a contrast. ~ Tacitus (Annals)

Bringing up a family should be an adventure, not an anxious discipline in which everybody is constantly graded for performance. ~ Milton R. Sapirstein (Paradoxes of Everyday Life)

If you give an audience a chance they will do half your acting for you. –Anon

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. —Aristotle (Nicomachean Ethics.  c. 325BC)

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.—Aristotle [Jake's Favorite]

Martyrdom has always been a proof of the intensity, never of the correctness of a belief. –Anon

When people have all the material things they need, they seem not to need each other. They are self-sufficient. There is no interdependence. There is no love. ~ Jean Vanier

All the greatest and most important problems of life are fundamentally insolvable. They can never be solved, but only outgrown. ~ Carl Jung

Time is the best doctor. ~ Yiddish proverb

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.—Anon

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.—Anon

An autobiography is a preemptive strike against biographers. —Anon 

Giving is a joy if we do it in the right spirit. It all depends on whether we think of it as "What can I spare?" or as "What can I share?" ~ Esther Baldwin York

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst. —Aristotle

Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them. —Aristotle

Friendship is essentially a partnership. —Aristotle

Buddha looked at a butterfly and thought: Am I dreaming of the Butterfly, or is the Butterfly dreaming of me? –Steve Crouch

Our minds are like thousand room mansions, with most of us living in a broom closet in the basement, and our only venture outside our broom closet is to another broom closet across the hall for vacation. —Steve Crouch [Jake's Favorite]

Every day you should prepare yourself to die so that you may live. –Buddha (visa vis Steve Crouch)

They keep you dope with religion, sex and TV, and you think you are so clever, and classless and free, but you are still fucking peasants as far as I can see.  A working class hero is something to be. —John Lennon

I've spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don't know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, wind-swept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace, a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity, and if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it and see it still. —Ronald Reagan (Farewell Address. January 11, 1989)

"The entire income tax system was created by Karl Marx." —Ronald Reagan

Most of my advances were by mistake. You uncover what is when you get rid of what isn't.–Anon

The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval. –Anon

They fail, and they alone, who have not striven.–Anon

I drink to make other people interesting.–Anon

One pound of learning requires ten pounds of common sense to apply it. –Anon

We should keep so close to facts that we never have to remember the second time what we said the first time.–Anon

Time is generally the best doctor.–Anon

Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal, whichever he wants. God makes the animals, man makes himself.–Anon

To see what is in front of one's nose requires a constant struggle.–Anon

Genius always gives its best at first–prudence at last. –Anon

Unfortunately, in seeing ourselves as we truly are, not all that we see is beautiful and attractive. This is undoubtedly part of the reason we flee silence. We do not want to be confronted with our hypocrisy, our phoniness. We see how false and fragile is the false self we project. We have to go through this painful experience to come to our true self. ~ M. Basil Pennington

That which the Fascists hate above all else, is intelligence.–Anon

There is no such thing as justice, in or out of court. –Anon

Violence as a way of achieving justice is both impractical and immoral. It is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. The old law of an eye for an eye leaves everybody blind.

It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding; it seeks to annihilate rather than to convert. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

This habit of reading ...is your pass to the most perfect pleasure that God has prepared for his creatures. It lasts when all other pleasures fade. It will make your hours pleasant to you as long as you live. ~ Anthony Trollope

In the sphere of material things, giving means being rich. Not he who has much is rich, but he who gives much. ~ Erich Fromm [Jake's Favorite]

The deep waters of time will flow over us: only a few people of genius will lift a head above the surface, and though doomed eventually to pass into the same silence, will fight against oblivion and for a long time hold their own. ~ Seneca (Letters to Lucilius)

The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Warren Buffet was asked what the best advice he was given was from his dad: "He taught him to know that what is more important is on his inner score card versus outer scorecard."

Luck is the residue of design. –Frank Lloyd Wright

Courage is grace under preasure. –Earnest Hemingway

Chance favors the prepared mind. –Anon

A delay does not mean defeat. –Anon

Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgement. –Anon

If you have nothing to hide, you hide nothing. –Dr. Phil

Those that ghe gods destroy, they first make proud. –Barron Hilton

Warren Buffett on identifying good managers: “I have to look them in the eye, and I have to decide whether they love the money or love the business. It is okay if they love the money, some. They have to love the business. They have to have a passion for it.”

This is you last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill–the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill–you stay in wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. –The Matrix [Jake's Favorite]

When investing in a business, I always look for companies with an Enduring Competitive Advantage. –Warren Buffet [Jake's Favorite]

I am nice as long as you allow me to be. –Trish

Intimacy without the burden.

"Are you a Jew? Fucking Jews! The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world." –Mel Gibson (Drunk response to officer who pulled him over for DUI)

Every human being is God's child, and if I wish to honor my God I have to honor his children. –Mel Gibson

"A person's life is dyed the color of his imagination." –Marcus Aurelius

"I've been a dreamer and a storyteller since I was a boy. I loved telling stories to my family to get their reactions. I directed about a hundred music videos at the beginning of my career, and experimented with different types of lenses, film and lighting. That taught me each decision makes a difference. I also learned that neither instincts nor style can be taught or bought. Just like Stravinsky was born to be a composer, some people are meant to be filmmakers and every one of us is different. I love feeling challenged and directing films where the actors breathe life into their characters and make them feel like real human beings. Casting is one of the most important things I do, and that includes the cinematographer, production designer and rest of the crew as well as the actors. Every one of them has answers to pieces of the puzzle. My goal is to make every film I direct better than the last one. If you don't challenge yourself, no one else is going to do it for you." –Brett Ratner (Director)

If you cant innovate you immitate.

Abraham Lincoln freed the black man. In many ways, Dr. King freed the white man. How did he accomplish this tremendous feat? Where others— white and black— preached hatred, he taught the principles of love and nonviolence. We can be so thankful that Dr. King raised his mighty eloquence for love and hope rather than for hostility and bitterness. He took the tension he found in our nation, a tension of injustice, and channeled it for the good of America and all her people. Address on the anniversary of the birth of Martin Luther King (January 15, 1983)

For a little word, "if" is really big. –Mom

"Any one who has common sense will remember that the bewilderments of the eye are of two kinds, and arise from two causes, either from coming out of the light or from going into the light, which is true of the mind's eye, quite as much as of the bodily eye; and he who remembers this when he sees anyone whose vision is perplexed and weak, will not be too ready to laugh; he will first ask whether that soul of man has come out of the brighter life, and is unable to see because unaccustomed to the dark, or having turned from darkness to the day is dazzled by excess of light. and he will count the one happy in his condition and state of being, and he will pity the other; or, if he have a mind to laugh at the soul which comes from below into the light, there will be more reason in this than in the laugh which greets him who returns from above out of the light into the den." –Plato, The Republic

Art is not to like or dislike. it is to be appreciated. –Patricia Barrett

"No matter what you've done for yourself or for humanity, if you can't look back on having given love and attention to your own family, what have you really accomplished?" - Lee Iacocca [Jake's Favorite]

Fedral judge orders halt to NSA spy program. "There are no hereditary kings in America and no powers not created by the Constitution," U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs wrote, dismissing the Bush administration's argument that the warrantless program falls within the president's inherent wartime powers as commander in chief.

A beatiful woman is one of Gods best creatations. I am just admiring his handiwork. com. –Brad Ellman

A stranger is a freind you just don't know. –Big Audio Dynamite [Jake's Favorite]

There's nothing like playing up the FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) factor to sell products. –Gizmodo
"A planner is a gentle man, with neither sword nor pistol. He walks along most daintily, because his balls are crystal." –Anon

"An entrepreneur is someone who dares to dream the dreams and is foolish enough to try to make those dreams come true."

"Part of the problem is our society which judges people on many scales but rarely true accomplishments." Huibert-Aalbers [Jake's Favorite]

Age is nothing but a number. –Dove Chocolate

It's the same thing that causes people to want to be poets, instead of bankers...and I think that's a wonderful thing, and I think that that same spirit can be put into products...and those products can be manufactured and given to people and they can sense that spirit. –Steve Jobs [Jake's Favorite: This really explains apple's approach to detail in design]

Design is the purposeful arrangement of parts. –Anon [Jake's Favorite]

You can have enough money and you can have enough power, but you can never have enough EXPERIENCE." –Jaron Lanier (Virtual reality pioneer)

There is a way to do it better–find it. –Thomas Edison [Jake's Favorite]

Better obsolete faster than stuck in limbo forever. –Anon

Whenever a business behaves irrationally, baseless tradition is usually involved. –Pat Nakajima

Still don't know what I was waiting for
and my time was running wild.
A million dead-end streets and
every time I thought I'd got it made
It seemed the taste was not so sweet.
So I turned myself to face me
but I've never caught a glimpse
of how the others must see the faker
I'm much too fast to take that test. –David Bowie (Changes)

Without forgiveness there will be no future. –Nelson Mandella

Winning is everything as long as you win fairly. –Sumner Redstone

How can man achieve peace? Only through Love! Shaanthi (peace) is the fruit of the tree of life; without it, the tree is a barren stump. It has no value or validity. The fruit is encased in a bitter skin, you must have noticed, so that the sweet juice may be preserved and guarded against marauders; you have to remove the skin, before tasting the sweetness within, and strengthening yourself. The thick rind is symbolic of the six evil passions that encase the loving heart of man: lust, anger, greed, attachment, pride and hate. Those who can remove the rind and contact the sweetness within, through hard consistent discipline attain the peace we all desire; that peace is everlasting, unchanging, overwhelming. –Sai Baba- Divine Discourse, 1st Jan 1971.

On My Tombsone I would rather have it said that I was usefull instead of rich. –Benjamin Franklin

How can we disagree without being disagreeable. –Borak Obama

The market is the most effeicient mechanism we have devised to effeciently allocate resources to promote growth. The market is not particularly good when it comes to distribusional issues. –Warren Buffet

Proper preperation prevents poor perfromance. –Nancy Pelosi

I once had a girl, or should I say, she once had me. –Beatles

People protect what they love. –Jean Michel Cousteau

To know and not do, is really not to know. To Learn and not to do is not to learn. –Stephen Covey

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. –Abraham Lincoln

All Children are born geniuses; 9,999 out of every 10,000 are swiftly, inadvertently degeniused by grownoups. –Buckminister Fuller

Next to life itself, the power to choose is your greatest gift. –Stephen Covey

The history of free man is never written by chance but by choice–their choice. –Dwight D. Eisenhower

Humans act. Animals and human "robots" react. –Stephen Covey

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In those choices lie our growth and our happiness. –Stephen Covey

The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And becasue we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change; until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds. –Stephen Covey

Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream, which fulfulled can be translated into befefir for everyone. –John F. Kennedy

Follow you bliss and the universe willopen doors for you where there wer only walls. –Joseph Cambpell

You create your own universe as you go along. –Winston Churchill

Imagination is everything. It is a preview of lifes coming attractions. –Albert Einstein


What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No not just for some but for everyone.

Lord, we don't need another mountain,
There are mountains and hillsides enough to climb
There are oceans and rivers enough to cross,
Enough to last till the end of time.

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No, not just for some but for everyone.

Lord, we don't need another meadow
There are cornfields and wheat fields enough to grow
There are sunbeams and moonbeams enough to shine
Oh listen, lord, if you want to know.

What the world needs now is love, sweet love
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love,
No, not just for some but for everyone.

No, not just for some, oh, but just for everyone.

–Burt Bacharach


I know you, I trust you, I'll buy from you. -Franz Huber

Tomorrow is no place to place your better days. –Dave Matthews

What I want is what I've not got and what I need is all around me. –Dave Matthews

Be a nice person…It’s so simple that it’s almost too obvious to notice. Look around at the people you like. Isn’t it a logical assumption that if you like traits in other people, then other people would like you if you developed those same traits?” –Warren Buffet

“You’re thinking that the investors, bankers, and regulators are the people you need to survive. Put them all aside, and give priority to talking to your people and your customers about what is wrong and what you have to do.” –Warren Buffet

“Our favorite holding period is forever.” –Warren Buffet

“Berkshire is my painting so it should look the way I want it to when it’s done.” –Warren Buffet

“You don’t need to play outside the lines. You can make a lot of money hitting the ball down the middle.”–Warren Buffet

This is you last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill–the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill–you stay in wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. –The Matrix

When investing in a business, I always look for companies with an Enduring competitive advantage–Warren Buffet

Do something great!!! –Bill Beloli [Jake's Favorite: My aunt Dora Jane was pals with Bill and I grew up with his children in San Franciso. When I was 17 years old my Aunt took me to a night club in San Francisco that Bill was managing. When we left the club that night, Bill shook my hand goodbye and said: "Jake, do something great." I will never forget those words of encouragement and enthusiams Bill Spoke.

Animals love each other too. –Mitch Fine (tell vegitarian story)

Perception is usually more persuasive than reality.

You never have time to do the project. But you always have time to redoo after you screw up. –Bill Spaulding

Generosity should begin lightly and deepen later, for when it is first rich and then lessens people forget the kindness. Authority should begin strictly and loosen up later, for if it is loose first and then strict, people will resent the severity. –Toa Te Ching

Nearly two decades of being a Mac fan has taught me one simple, incontrovertible truth about Apple hardware, which is: never buy the first generation. Ever. –Gavin Shear

Most software companies don't know when to stop on the new stuff and focus on the existing stuff. –Jason Fried

The best products in the world are rarely new products with more features–they are existing products that have been refined over and over and over again. –Jason Fried


There’s a big difference between trying something and using something.

Trying something is more common than using something. That’s why most products are optimized for trying.

Trying something is looking at some screenshots, signing up, playing with it for a couple of minutes, forming an opinion, and then moving on. Trying is mainly about first impressions and surface appeal.

Most product reviews are based on trying something, not using something. That’s why many reviews are pretty thin or don’t get to the core essence of the product. The real deep knowledge of a product can only come from using it. Using it is what reveals greatness or failure on an intimate level.

You don’t notice the quirks and shortcuts when you try something. Those revelations only come from real use. Eye candy shines during trial, but fades fast during use. Cool wears off quick, usefulness never does.

Think of the difference between something painted gold and something made of gold. They’re both gold now, but once the paint wears off the first one you’re looking at something different. On the other hand the solid gold one continues to be gold no matter how much you use it.

In some ways it’s the difference between meeting someone and knowing someone. You don’t know someone until you’ve really spent some time with them. How do they react in certain situations? Are they kind or only friendly on the surface? Are they smart or can they just recite a few facts? The same goes for a product. How does the product react? Is the product just clever enough or is it too clever? How does the product make you feel when you use it?

–Jason Fried
The enlightened give thanks for what most people take for granted. –Michael Beckwith.

Soul is when you have the ability to make other people feel better about being alive regardless of their condition. -Winton Marsalis

The quality of our life is based upon the quality of questions we ask. –John D. Martitni

Year 2007

Luck is the residue of design. -Frank Lloyd Wright

To be is to do. –Socrates
To do is to be. –Jean-Paul Satre
Do-be-bo-be-do. –Frank Sinatra

The hardest lessons are the best teachers. –Editke Mihaly

“A movie is not what it is about, but how it is about it.” –Roger Ebert

Now I understand some people think wearing a suit provides them with a certain level of stature. It gives them confidence. It helps them feel good about themselves. Well let me be the first to tell you that if you feel like you need a suit to gain that confidence, you got problems. The minute you open your mouth, all those people who might think you have a great suit, forget about the suit and have to deal with the person wearing it. –Mark Cuban

Time off is reserved for those who consider their career as work. –Rolex

The art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably on of the secrets of our great men. –Captain J. A. Hatfield

Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. - W. H. Murray

Act without doing; work without effort.
Think of the small as large and the few as many.
Confront the difficulet while it is still easy; accomplish great tasks be a seris of small acts. –Loa-Tze

Desires and attatchemnt are the source of suffering. –Dali Lama

Find people who value you and build from mutual love and respect. Don’t try to force-feed somebody who’s not hungry for the gift that God placed in you. If they can’t see your value, they are not meant for you.

"My mother said to me, "If you become a soldier, you'll be a general; if you become a monk you'll end up as the pope." Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso." -Pablo Picasso

It felt really strange. Like wearing two left shoes. –Laurie Revnes

“[Work] below your means. If you can handle three elements, handle only two. If you can handle ten, then handle only five. In that way the ones you do handle, you handle with more ease, more mastery, and you create a feeling of strength in reserve.” –Pablo Picasso

Tis true: there's magic in the web of it. –Shakespeare (Othello)

Go where you’re celebrated, not where you’re tolerated.

Recognize toxic relationships and know when to walk away Posted 13 May
A bad relationship creates constant unhealthy disagreement and strife (Amos 3:3). A toxic relationship hides you and holds you to your past. Watch out for predators of the heart. And if you are in a toxic relationship, walk away!

Getting Real is an approach ideally suited to web-based software. The old school model of shipping software in a box and then waiting a year or two to deliver an update is fading away. Unlike installed software, web apps can constantly evolve on a day-to-day basis. Getting Real leverages this advantage for all its worth. –Getting Real (37Signals)

Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all sentences short or avoid all detail and treat subjects only in outline, but that every word tell.

—From "The Elements of Style" by William Strunk Jr.

I discovered that the element of faith, with I endeavored to imitate my idols, gave me great capacity to do so quite successfully. –Napoleon Hill

I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up - they have no holidays. -Henny Youngman

Dilbertism: I don't have an attitude problem, you have a perception problem.

Give up selfishness. Develop the spirit of sacrifice. Be prepared to sacrifice your life for the sake of Truth and Righteousness. Today people are afraid to follow the path of truth. Why should one be afraid to speak truth? In fact, one should be afraid to utter falsehood. One who adheres to truth is always fearless. When you do not follow the path of truth, the fire of fear will burn you to ashes. Consider love as your life and truth as your breath. –Sai Baba


"Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win, they lose." - Ronald Reagan

"The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan

"The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant: It's just that they know so much that isn't so." - Ronald Reagan

"Of the four wars in my lifetime none came about because the U.S. was too strong."
- Ronald Reagan

"I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandment's would have looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress." - Ronald Reagan

"The taxpayer: That's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination." - Ronald Reagan

"Government is like a baby: An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other." - Ronald Reagan

"The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program" - Ronald Reagan

"I've laid down the law, though, to everyone from now on about anything that happens: no matter what time it is, wake me, even if it's in the middle of a Cabinet meeting." - Ronald Reagan

"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first." - Ronald Reagan

"Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."
- Ronald Reagan

"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."
- Ronald Reagan

"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. - Ronald Reagan

"If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under."

Year 2008

"It is said that the present is pregnant with the future." -Voltaire

"Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -Aesop

When it comes to knowledge it is better to be like a vacuum cleaner than a weed blower. -Jake Sr.

Sex isn't everything. –Sally Stanford

Never Let a woman take advantage of you. –Sally Stanford

Understanding is not knowing. Truth is knowing. –Jake Sr.

Diamonds and gold mean nothing. It is the written word that counts. –Jake Sr.

Vince Lombardi - "Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence."

a perfect woman is a cross between a nun, a whore, and a business woman. -Anon

"Tell the truth when you're still friends. An enemy is just a friend that you told the truth to too late." - carlos segura

"Fortune favours the bold." -Virgil

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. -Shakespeare

Years from now, you'll look back and you'll say that this was the moment, this was the place where America remembered what it means to hope... Hope is not blind optimism. It's not ignoring the enormity of the task ahead or the roadblocks that stand in our path... Hope is that thing inside us that insists that despite all the evidence to the contrary that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it, to work for it and to fight for it.-Barak Obama

Of course I believe in luck. How otherwise to explain the success of some people you detest?"
--Jean Cocteau, French poet, novelist and filmmaker

"True love is the recognition of the formless in the other, which is the recognition of yourself in the other. That is inseparable from looking upon the other in stillness, without a form arising saying this is who she is and what she is. And if forms still arise in your mind recognize it is only a thought, it is not who that human being is. What beauty if you can recognize the formless in form." ~ Eckhart Tolle [Editke sent this in]

What are you really doing? At the core? My answer is-and this is what I have learned-you're basically getting people to trust you. -Steve Wynn

"We are what we believe we are."- CS Lewis

Money does not make people happy. People make people happy. -Steve Wynn

"The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions." -Mike Krzyzewski

God is the answer when we don't know the answer. -Phillip Starck

We've learned and struggled for a few years here figuring out how to make a decent phone. PC guys are not going to just figure this out. They're not going to just walk in. - Palm CEO Ed Colligan, commenting on then-rumored Apple iPhone, Nov. 16, 2006

“You don’t love a woman because she is beautiful. She is beautiful because you love her. -Grace Kelly

"Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking." -Steve Jobs

"The cure for Apple is not cost-cutting. The cure for Apple is to innovate its way out of its current predicament." -Steve Jobs
-- Apple Confidential 2.0: The Definitive History of the World's Most Colorful Company, by Owen W. Linzmayer

"You know, I've got a plan that could rescue Apple. I can't say any more than that it's the perfect product and the perfect strategy for Apple. But nobody there will listen to me." -Steve Jobs
-- Fortune, Sept. 18, 1995

"Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it."
-- Fortune, Nov. 9, 1998 -Steve Jobs

"I've always wanted to own and control the primary technology in everything we do." -Steve Jobs

"It's really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them."-Steve Jobs

"Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas." -Marie Curie

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." –Mohandas Gandhi

Ultimately, though, it is all about the links. Links are the currency of the Web. –Erick Schonfeld

Google's corporate philosophy includes statements such as "Don't be evil" and "Work should be challenging and the challenge should be fun", illustrating a somewhat relaxed corporate culture. –Wikipedia

"If you were to ask me what the greatest all-time opportunity is right at this second, It's creating a new operating system." –Mark Cuban at the Business Innovation Factory Oct 2007

Once on staff, I learned the difference between a gigahertz and a gigabyte, but more important, I saw that, like the iPod's user interface, training of Apple Store employees has been carefully designed. A series of podcasts I listened to and watched showed that selling was all about the approach. I shadowed other workers as they executed the company's three-step sales process. They explained to customers that they had some questions to understand their needs, got permission to fire away, and then kept digging to ascertain which products would be best. Position, permission, probe. –Alex Frankel

Every man want's to go to heaven, but no man want's to die. –Wyclef Jean - Gone Till November

"A throne is only a bench covered with velvet." -Napoleon Bonaparte

"Freedom is actually a bigger game than power. Power is about what you can control, freedom is about what you can unleash. " - Harriet Rubin

I didn’t fail ten thousand times. I successfully eliminated, ten thousand times, materials and combinations which wouldn’t work. –Thomas Edison

I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. –Thomas Edison

I am more of a sponge than an inventor. I absorb ideas from every source. My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant but misdirected ideas of others. –Thomas Edison

Time is really the only capital that any human being has, and the one thing that he can’t afford to lose. –Thomas Edison

I find out what the world needs. Then I go ahead and try to invent it. –Thomas Edison

I have more respect for the fellow with a single idea who gets there than for the fellow with a thousand ideas who does nothing. –Thomas Edison

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. –Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison, World’s Greatest…..Product Marketer discusses Edison’s emphasis on marketing.

Edison was not so much an inventor as a great product marketer. His image as an inventor was part of his carefully cultivated and controlled public relations and media strategy. He was opportunistic and extremely media savvy. He had a special office set up at Menlo Park and carefully designed the entire operation from a media perspective such that he was able to brand himself as the world’s greatest inventor.
And Edison – Inventing and Marketing Genius reveals Edison’s (Jobs-like) approach to product announcements.

Edison not only wrote his own press releases, but frequently held press conferences. He would announce a dramatic and innovative breakthrough long before the invention was ready for prime time.

I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success. –Nikola Tesla, 1896, Inventor of Alternating Current.

The size of this problem is enormous. It is the biggest problem we all face. We share one atmosphere. Never underestimate the power of a handful of dedicated entrepreneurs to change the world, because in my experience that is the only thing that ever has. –John Doerr

Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted. –Randy Pausch

Look upon life as one long railway journey. In this journey it is not good to carry heavy luggage. There are stations on the way like Aarthi (suffering), Arthaarthi (desire for objects), jignaasu (yearning for understanding) and Jnaani (Self-realization). The less luggage one carries the more easily and quickly one can get through various stages and reach the destination. The primary requisite, therefore, is the eradication of desires. –Sai Baba

Foreign policy is the law of unintedned consequenses. –Jason Meek

I am constantly amazed at how little most people care about others or even themselves. Burt Bacharach sings that "All the world needs now, is love sweet love. Love is the only thing that there is just too little of" and I agree. Caring comes from loving and loving comes from caring. –Jake Ehrlich III (October 4, 2007)

"I was a soldier so that my son could be a farmer so that his son could be a poet"
–Thomas Jefferson.

A strong economy is an incumbent's best friend. –Anon

Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life. –John F. Kennedy

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. –Richard Feynman (Nobel Prize-winning Physicist)

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. –Albert Einstein

An entrepeneur is ne who shifts economic resources out of an area of lower and into an area of higher yield. – J.B. Say (1800)

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. –Mark Twain

I also have in mond that seemingly wealth, but most terribly impoverished class of all, who have accumulated dross, but know not how to use it, or get rid of it, and thus have forges their own golden or silver fetters. –Henry David Thoureau

An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be mad in a very narrow field. –Niels Bohr, Danish physicist and Nobel Prize Winner.

Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid. –Heinrich Heine, German Critic and Poet.

Civilization had too many rules for me, so I did my best to rewrite them. –Bill Cosby

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. –Oscar Wilde

You laugh at me because I'm strange I laugh at you because your stupid!

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens. -- Carl Jung

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. -- Robert F. Kennedy

Friendship with one's self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world. -- Eleanor Roosevelt

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. -- George Bernard Shaw

As you grow in years, detachment too should grow; as time passes by, the fruit must get ripe and become sweet. Life should not be frittered away in accumulating riches; it should be spent in knowing about the glory of God and in realizing Him in the innermost being of oneself. No other intellectual exercise can give such joy. To discard this attempt as only seeking to discover the unknowable, as some men are prone to argue, is the height of foolishness. They are labeling the true as "trash" and cherishing the trash as "true"! –Sai Baba

"Everyday is a gift, thats why they call it the present." –Anon

Don't think of yourself as an ugly person, just a beautiful monkey.

"Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet" - Roger Miller

"To control others is to have power, to control yourself is to know the way" - Lao Ma

Don't take advice from anyone. –Emerson

"Knowledge talks, wisdom listens" –Anon

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

While we may not be able to control all that happens to us, we can control what happens inside us. -- Ben Franklin

What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? -- George Eliot

People remember important or emotional events more than they remember routine ones. Quick, what did you have for dinner on October 1 of last year? How about your birthday? –Adam Shostack

Only, after you've in the deepest valley, can you see how magnificent it is, to stand on the Highest Mountain"

Bill Clinton is the best Republican President we have had. –Alan Greenspan.

"If it has four legs and is not a chair, has wings and is not an aeroplane, or swims and is not a submarine, the Cantonese will eat it." –Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1986)

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” - Albert Einstein

Discretion is the better part of valor. –David Beers

Our lives are determined by the decisions we make when critical opportunities come our way" - Allen Ray Eichelberger

Love is blind. –Chaucer

When you have kids there is constant comprimise and sacrafice. –Jon Rappaport.

Love consists of overestimating the differences between one woman and another. –George Bernard Shaw

For every success there are ten failures. –Anon

It is not how old you are, but how you are old. –Jules Renard

Louis Sullivan said "Form follows function."
Frank Lloyd Wright said the proper way to put it was "form and function are one."

Treat everything like a piece of art. –Anon
"As with nearly any purchase, there are three prices to consider in buying a mobile phone," Daniel Eran writes for RoughlyDrafted.

• Upfront cost on the day of purchase.
• Total cost of ownership over its lifetime.
• Resale value after it is replaced.

For example, ;A $600 PC laptop that costs half as much as a new Mac Book--but which is worthless after two years of grief--isn't really a good deal considering that the Mac Book would easily command more second hand after two years than the “savings” offered by a generic laptop," Eran writes.

Apple's iPhone "is cheaper overall than other phones when considering total cost of ownership over its lifetime, even much cheaper phones with a subsidized upfront cost. Obviously, more expensive phones that compare to the iPhone in features are even more expensive when a service plan is included," Eran writes.

"The next time you hear a pundit referring to the iPhone's '$2000' price or its '50% profit margin,' you can rest assured that ignoring the rest of their comments is probably the best way to avoid being mislead by the noise of their desperate astroturfing," Eran writes.

I live to learn as opposed to learning to Live. –Jake 3 (June 2007)

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. –Thomas Edison

In the real world, those who can do, do. Those who can’t do, share with others who can’t do. -Guy Kawasaki

At the end of the day, if you pay peanuts, you'll get monkeys. –Anon

Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death! -Auntie Mame

The value of a business in based on the cash it is going to produce in the future. -Warren Buffet

If you want to go quickly:go alone. If you want to go far:go together. –African Proverb

Evil is absence of thruth.-M. Scott Peck

The iPhone was driven by the fact that everyone hates their phones, and it's all about "core competence"—making all of the features easy-to-use and self-discoverable. -Jacqui Cheng

Mike Wallace asked Dr. Jack Kervorkian "You are a happy man aren't you? Jack said, "I am content. I am doing what I think is important. Like George Bernard Shaw said, 'Doing that, a man can never loose his self-respect' –and that is all that matters.

I'm too old to do things where I'm not appreciated. -Harold Jenkins

"You become what you think about."
By Earl Nightingale

“Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.” –Albert Einstein

"People with goals succeed because they know where they are going... It's
as simple as that."
By Earl Nightingale

"What's going on in the inside shows on the outside."
By Earl Nightingale

"Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm."
By Earl Nightingale

Perfection and power are overrated. I think you were wise to choose happiness and love. -Anon

Paintings have a life of their own that derives from the painter's soul. -Vincent van Gogh

Term: Hidden in plain sight. -Edgar Allen Poe

You can’t always believe the people who are the “experts” because they will usually have their own interests at heart instead of yours. I feel the same way about dentists, lawyers, and pretty much all professionals. –Jason Dunn (Jason in response to this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBvUt2bIQFk&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ejasondunn%2Ecom%2F)

Engineering isn't about cramming in features, its about making the solution fit the problem within constraints at hand. –Dan Eran

"Cross-examination is the most potent weapon known to the law for separating falsehood from truth, hearsay from actual knowledge, things imaginary from things real, opinion from fact, and inference from recollection" Jake Ehrlich Sr. (The Lost Art of Cross-Examination, Dorset, 1970, p. 18)

Plan B is to make plan A work. –George Bush

There is value in a worthy apponent. –Deborah Price

"Remember when" is the lowest form of conversation. –Tony Soparano

The things you own, end up owning you. –Fight Club

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed, second it is violently opposed, and third, it is accepted as self evident. –Arthur Scholpenhaur (Philosopher 1788-1860)

Whatever made us think we would ever live to see him with grey hair? (I think this is from King Lear? I once heard somebody refer to this quote as being on point for JFK Jr. and Sr. I also think this applies to Elvis.)

Nothing worth doing is every easy. –Anon

Dream On by Aerosmith

Everytime that I look in the mirror
All these lines on my face gettin clearer
The past is gone
It went by like dust to dawn
Isnt that the way
Everybodys got their dues in life to pay

I know what nobody knows
Where it comes and where it goes
I know its everybodys sin
You got to lose to know how to win

Half my life is in books written pages
Live and learn from fools and from sages
You know its true
All the things come back to you

Sing with me, sing for the years
Sing for the laughter, sing for the tears
Sing with me, if its just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good lord will take you away

Dream on, dream on
Dream yourself a dream come true
Dream on, dream on
Dream until your dream come true
Dream on, dream on, dream on...

Sing with me, sing for the years
Sing for the laughter and sing for the tears
Sing with me, if its just for today
Maybe tomorrow the good lord will take you away

Friendship is when people know all about you, but like you anyway. –Anon

Your outlook on life is a direct reflection of what you think about yourself. –Anon

Engaging learning experiences are the foundation of great education. –Adobe

There is a golden rule: If we do not posses we have nothing to lose. –Editke Mihaly

The 1st 20 years of life, your parents take care of you. The next 10 years are likely the only time that no one is taking care of anyone. The next 20 after that, you are raising kids. The next 20 after that, you are taking care of your parents. The last 20, your kids are taking care of you. – Mike DiMartino

"What I've learned is that if you don't have the courage to speak out against it ... then it becomes tolerable" –Presidential hopeful John Edwards

The most important thing you can give your children are wings, because you are not always going to be able to bring food to the nest. Sometimes they are going to have to be able to fly by themselves. –Mrs. John Edwards

Life is a series of contests. –Andy Rooney

The most we can ask of ourselves is tho give it our best shot, knowing that sometimes we will fail. We are often defined by how we handle that failure. –Tiger Woods

“In business, I look for economic castles protected by
unbreachable ‘moats’.”
-Warren Buffett
According to Buffett, the wider a business’ moat, the more likely it is to stand the test of time.

In days of old, a castle was protected by the moat that circled it. The wider the moat, the more easily a castle could be defended, as a wide moat made it very difficult for enemies to approach. A narrow moat did not offer much protection and allowed enemies easy access to the castle. To Buffett, the castle is the business and the moat is the competitive advantage the company has. He wants his managers to continually increase the size of the moats around their castles.

When looking to purchase a business, Buffett pays careful attention to a business he understands not just in terms of what the business does but also of “what the economics of the industry will be 10 years down the road, and who will be making the money at that point.” He is “also looking for enduring competitive advantages.” This, in a nutshell, is what makes a company great: the width of the moat around the company’s core business.

I have a pet peeve: people who insist that tomorrow will look like today..."Unfortunately, I frequently find myself peeved because this type of myopic thinking is everywhere, and always has been. Why? Probably due to the social psychology concept called framing, e.g., we are systematically given the messages that dominant companies, technologies, social and political mores, etc. will persist indefinitely, and therefore find it hard to move away from these beliefs. "It could also be just plain idiocy, but I'll opt for the more textured and academically-appropriate answer for now. We clearly know this to be the case yet we keep on making the same stupid, short-sighted judgments again and again and again."–Roger Ehrenberg

Any fool can make something complicated. Only a genius can make things really simple. –Jon T

I have never felt so overwhelmed in my life, and yet so alive. –Jake 3 March 21, 2007

Somebody said to Abraham Lincoln that he was an illegitamate bastard. Abe replied, "I care not what my father was, but I do care about what my father's son becomes." (Janet Smith)

Keep you freinds close, and your enemies closer, but confide in neither one. –Jake Sr.

Keep you own counsel. –Jake Sr. (confied in nobody. trust yourself)

I hate these machines, they are too bossy. –Janet Smith referring to a PC.

If no one is complaining about your prices, they are too low. If lots of people are complaining about your prices, they are too high. In the latter case, you maximize profits by lowering the price. Micro Econ 101.

Pricing is always tricky and you need real feedback, actual signup data and complaints, to know where you stand. Then bust a move, if warranted.

One thing I learned about pricing in the retail sector is that people don’t tell you when they are not coming back. So if you don’t adjust pricing quickly, your future customer acquistion cost goes through the roof, even if you decide to lower prices later. –Stacy 20 Mar 07
Out of the mud growes the lotus. –Confucious Porverb (the most beautiful flower comes from the uglises mud)

Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die tommorrow. –James Dean

Our job–the job of all architects–is to bring forth the magic from the mundane. –Robert A.M. Stern

I figured out when I got a tivo that most of the stuff I had been watching, I had been watching becasue nothing else was on. And then several years after watching tivo, I realized I did not even want to watch tv anymore. Now 9 out of the 10 of the video moment I have are in front of the computer screen and they are tiny little video clips. –Corey

One man's antique is another man's garbage. –Brad Ellman

"I own a car restoration business in europe. I specialize in classic american cars (cadillac mostly). Cadillac in 50's and 60's made the most technologically advanced, most luxurious, most reliable cars in the world. and noone, and I mean NOONE said there were for people who "hate cars".

Lexus LS is basically the car Cadillac should be making. It's the most technologically advanced, most luxurious, most reliable car in the world. But of course all the idiots call it the car for people who "hate cars" just because it's not a sports car. Well, neither was Cadillac 40-50 years ago, and I can't even tell you how many clients I get who drive a BMW as their daily driver and want a classic Caddy as their sunday car." –Zaza

"Visual intruige is part of the package" –Charles Schwarze

To understand those who came before you and after you is to truly understand yourself. –Jake

All cats are grey at night. –Brad Ellman (refering to women)

It is hard to know the number of Angels on the head of a pin. -Bob Parzick

"The Lexus LS (460) must to be put into context. If you have ever been asked "What would you like to do this weekend" and never replied with "Absolutely nothing would be ideal," it’s probably difficult to understand what Lexus set out to accomplish. Serenity is not boring, and to many it means separation from the outside world. You know, like to the executive types who have enough money to buy one of these… for instance.

With that, the LS is compared to an S Class, 7, or A8 in every article… but it’s priced like an E, 5 or A6. If you have the means and desire for ultimate luxury, the LS isn’t knocking anyone off their pedestal; but if you’re looking for a "serene" luxury car in that price range, the LS is clearly the best." –Webguy

There is a fine, fine line between having balls of steel and balls and stupidity. –Jake 3

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.- Edgar Allen Poe

One man's criticism is another man's praise. -Jeff Smith

Great Speeches Posted 28 Sep
“The three most important elements in any speech are: brevity, levity, and repetition. Let me say that again: brevity, levity, and repetition.”
Daniel Pink, author, Free Agent Nation, at a 2005 commencement address If he’d sat down right after that, it would (theoretically) have been a perfect speech.

HAHAHA Posted 3 Oct
...and decide to go slumming with a five who’s pushing maximum density.

24 Posted 3 Oct

Life Posted 2 Apr
Life asks of you what it thinks you can handle

Jobs sends ‘email chuckle’ on marketcap Posted 3 May
On Friday, Steve Jobs took a moment to remind Apple employees of a historic moment of sorts—when Apple’s marketcap surpassed Dell’s. The note came following a 12 percent rise last week in Apple’s stock value, according to the New York Times: “It may not be the last laugh, but on Friday afternoon, after the close of the stock market, Steven P. Jobs, the chief executive of Apple Computer, shared an e-mail chuckle with his employees at the expense of Dell, a big rival…. On Friday, apparently savoring the moment, Mr. Jobs sent a brief e-mail message to Apple employees, which read: ‘Team, it turned out that Michael Dell wasn’t perfect at predicting the future. Based on today’s stock market close, Apple is worth more than Dell. Stocks go up and down, and things may be different tomorrow, but I thought it was worth a moment of reflection today. Steve.’”
The note comes after CEO Michael Dell—in 1997, shortly after Jobs returned to Apple—said that he would shutdown Apple and give the money back to its shareholders. The remarks came in response to a question at technology conference about what he would do with the then-financially troubled Apple.

Quote from Jay Redding.com Posted 26 May
Chances are it’s made of the scent of money, new-Lexus smell, and diamond particles.

On Nicole Richie Posted 16 Nov
Page Six has a blind item today asking: “Which young Hollywood starlet had secret gastric bypass surgery, but then lost too much weight? During a recent four-day stint at a health clinic, she was actually having an operation to remove the bypass.”

Which sounds a lot like it could be Nicole Richie. If it is her, then it turns out she’s not anorexic at all, just ridiculously stupid. You don’t get gastric bypass surgery when you’re 12 pounds overweight. That’s like killing a spider with a hammer. And by hammer I mean the hammer that’s glued to the missile you shot at it.

Bob Parsons 16 Rules for Success in Business & Life...

1. Get and stay out of your comfort zone.
I believe that not much happens of any significance when we're in our comfort zone. I hear people say, "But I'm concerned about security." My response to that is simple: "Security is for cadavers."

2. Never give up.
Almost nothing works the first time it's attempted. Just because what you're doing does not seem to be working, doesn't mean it won't work. It just means that it might not work the way you're doing it. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it, and you wouldn't have an opportunity.

3. When you’re ready to quit, you’re closer than you think.
There's an old Chinese saying that I just love, and I believe it is so true. It goes like this: "The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed."

4. With regard to whatever worries you, not only accept the worst thing that could happen, but make it a point to quantify what the worst thing could be.
Very seldom will the worst consequence be anywhere near as bad as a cloud of "undefined consequences." My father would tell me early on, when I was struggling and losing my shirt trying to get Parsons Technology going, "Well, Robert, if it doesn't work, they can't eat you."

5. Focus on what you want to have happen.
Remember that old saying, "As you think, so shall you be."

6. Take things a day at a time.
No matter how difficult your situation is, you can get through it if you don't look too far into the future, and focus on the present moment. You can get through anything one day at a time.

7. Always be moving forward.
Never stop investing. Never stop improving. Never stop doing something new. The moment you stop improving your organization, it starts to die. Make it your goal to be better each and every day, in some small way. Remember the Japanese concept of Kaizen. Small daily improvements eventually result in huge advantages.

8. Be quick to decide.
Remember what General George S. Patton said: "A good plan violently executed today is far and away better than a perfect plan tomorrow."

9. Measure everything of significance.
I swear this is true. Anything that is measured and watched, improves.

10. Anything that is not managed will deteriorate.
If you want to uncover problems you don't know about, take a few moments and look closely at the areas you haven't examined for a while. I guarantee you problems will be there.

11. Pay attention to your competitors, but pay more attention to what you’re doing.
When you look at your competitors, remember that everything looks perfect at a distance. Even the planet Earth, if you get far enough into space, looks like a peaceful place.

12. Never let anybody push you around.
In our society, with our laws and even playing field, you have just as much right to what you're doing as anyone else, provided that what you're doing is legal.

13. Never expect life to be fair.
Life isn't fair. You make your own breaks. You'll be doing good if the only meaning fair has to you, is something that you pay when you get on a bus (i.e., fare).

14. Solve your own problems.
You'll find that by coming up with your own solutions, you'll develop a competitive edge. Masura Ibuka, the co-founder of SONY, said it best: "You never succeed in technology, business, or anything by following the others." There's also an old Asian saying that I remind myself of frequently. It goes like this: "A wise man keeps his own counsel."

15. Don’t take yourself too seriously.
Lighten up. Often, at least half of what we accomplish is due to luck. None of us are in control as much as we like to think we are.

16. There’s always a reason to smile.
Find it. After all, you're really lucky just to be alive. Life is short. More and more, I agree with my little brother. He always reminds me: “We’re not here for a long time, we’re here for a good time!”


Nothing surprises me any more...especially when it comes to women. –James Gentili

"We are the hero of our own story." –Mary McCarthy

"Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time." –Arnold H. Glasow

Computer scientist and Apple Fellow, Allen Kay is famous for saying: The best way to predict the future is to invent it, and at KPCB we like to say, the second best way is to fund it. –John Doer

There's a great quote by Henry Ford, right? He said, 'If I'd have asked my customers what they wanted, they would have told me 'A faster horse.'–Steve Jobs

I would ALWAYS rather lose honestly, than win by cheating or lying. –Jake 3

Some men, after causing you an injury, soon reach the point of forgiving you for what they did. –Jake Sr. (from Joe Cherney, Feb 29, 2008)

You should always know where everything is that you posses. If somebody asks you where anything you posses is, you should be able to know where it is. Mental inventory is everthing–if it is not in your head you amy as well not posses it. –Jake 3

If you learn anything from me, I hope it's to get used to unsatisfying endings. –Stacey Grenrock Woods

Being married without children is like running a store with no inventory. –Wanda Sykes

"When one teaches, two learn." –Robert Half

Love isn't all take. –Jake 3 (To Troy 1986)

On managing through the economic downturn: "We've had one of these before, when the dot-com bubble burst. What I told our company was that we were just going to invest our way through the downturn, that we weren't going to lay off people, that we'd taken a tremendous amount of effort to get them into Apple in the first place -- the last thing we were going to do is lay them off. And we were going to keep funding. In fact we were going to up our R&D budget so that we would be ahead of our competitors when the downturn was over. And that's exactly what we did. And it worked. And that's exactly what we'll do this time." –Steve Jobs

I don't see pieces anymore–only squares. –Vincent Valdes

Success, often times is more about the opportunities you don't take advantage of than the ones you do. –Jake 3 (Sunday, February 24, 2008, 3:11am)

The belts are just politics. –Vincent Valdes (referring to martial arts)

The older I get, the more I notice the generations passing by. –Vincent Valdes

Learning is remembering. –Socrates
This was a favorite poem of the lovely Audrey Hepburn:

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.

For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; Never throw out anybody.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.

The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!

Apple is about that 80% of features that people actually use. –Jake 3

To make a long story longer. –Jason Meek

You can't be a curious solider. –Jason Meek

Having been there before is everything. –James Dornan

The sturup changed everything because an armored man could now move far easily. –Anon

The difference between a million and a billion? A million seconds is 12 days; a billion seconds is 32 years. –Edgar Brofman Jr.

I am trying to tread the mystical path with practical feet. –Anon

Lying is cowardice. Lying to avoid a present dander is Cowardice. –Jake Ehrlich Sr.

The moment of our death is the highlight of our live. –Editke Mihaly (October 15, 2007)

Most behavior is habitual. The chains of habit are light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken. -Warren Buffet

Never underestimate peoples vanity. –James Dornan

Quantitatively I have to figure out what the price is. It is either yes or no. I don't fool around a lot with negotiations. If they name a price that makes sense to me, I buy it and if they don't, I was happy the day before, so I will be happy the day after without owning it. –Warren Buffet

We are what we believe. –Anon

Capital is stored labor. –Carl Marx (Das Capital)

Paul Harvey - "I've never seen a monument erected to a pessimist."

"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood." -Marie Curie

"The less you talk, the more you're listened to." -Abigail Van Buren

"Don't go through life, grow through life." -Eric Butterworth

"Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it." -Irving Berlin

"The purpose of life is a life of purpose." –Robert Byrne

"There are three constants in life... change, choice and principles." –Stephen Covey

There is no such thing as security on earth, only opportunity. -General Douglas McCarthur

The BulletTrain logo looks very futuristic and compelling, like and Alien with lots of energy. –Editke Mihaly

BulletTrain is creating its own ecosystem. –Jake 3

Good manners are a good idea. –Kareem

Instead of making people think like computers, BulletTrain makes computers that think like people. –Jake 3

Google understands algorithms-Not Design. –Jake 3

The truth is always bitter. -Anon

If it has tits or tires it is going to give you trouble. –Michael McClure

Life has its own agenda with you in it. –Anon

Sooner or later you end up with yourself. – Steve Crouch

Most people fanasize about a life they don't have. –Steve Croouch

Jake makes everybody think. –Editke Mihaly


The quality remains long after the price is forgotten.

John Ruskin - "There is no wealth but life."

"Often, the wanting is more fun than the having". –Patrick's Father

Stephen Covey - "Live out of your imagination, not your history."

Winston Churchill - "An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last."

Oscar Wilde - "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go."

"Dream like you'll live forever. Live like you'll die tomorrow."–Steve

Ronald Reagan - "If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen."

“Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.” -Henri Cartier Bresson

Thomas A. Edison - "What you are will show in what you do."

"Reason is the slave of the passions, and can pretend to no other office than to serve and obey them." –David Hume

Thomas Huxley - "All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified."

Pablo Picasso - "Action is the foundational key to all success."

Dwight D. Eisenhower - "Peace and justice are two sides of the same coin."

Lord Chesterfield - "Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well."

Colin Powell - "Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier."

"When one person suffers from a delusion it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion." –Robert Pirsig

Douglas MacArthur - "You are remembered for the rules you break."

It's amazing–I waste one third of my time dealing with other people's incompetence!!! –Chris Rea (Friday, Octover 3, 2008)

"Who you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you're saying." –As Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lack of resources forces you to do a lot more original thinking. –Steve Wozniak

Louis Pasteur - "Fortune favors the prepared mind."

Robert Byrne - "The purpose of life is a life of purpose."

Firing the average people: Again, it’s totally politically
incorrect, but I highly recommend firing anyone who is good or
average. Startups are an Olympic sport and every slot on your team is
critical. You wouldn’t put a “good” swimmer in a relay, would you?
Don’t have one in your startup. Fire the good and replace them with
the great. –Jason Calacanis

Hold an optional off-site breakfast meeting on a Sunday and see who
shows up: If folks don’t show up for you to grow/save the company on a
Sunday for a two hour breakfast, they probably aren’t going to step up
when the sh#$%t really hits the fan. You need to know who the real
killers on your team are and you need to get close with them now.
Again, it’s fine to have 9-5ers on your team–if you’re the Post
Office. You can’t have them at a startup company. Note: if you reading
this and saying I’m anti-family, save it. Folks don’t have to work at
startups and some of the hardest working folks I’ve met have families
and figure out how to balance things. –Jason Calacanis

Bono - "The less you know, the more you believe."

I'm beginning to understand myself. But it would have been great to be able to understand myself when I was 20 rather than when I was 82." -Dave Brubeck, American jazz pianist

Aristotle Onassis - "It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."

There is nothing new under the son except the history you don't know. –Harry Truman

There is really something to be said for simplicity. –Jake 3 (September 29, 2008 2:08pm)

“We are such spendthrifts with our lives. The trick of living is to slip on and off the planet with the least fuss you can muster. I’m not running for sainthood. I just happen to think that in life we need to be a little like the farmer, who puts back into the soil what he takes out.” –Paul Newman

Jim Rohn - "Success is doing ordinary things extraordinarily well."

Eleanor Roosevelt - "You must do the things you think you cannot do."

Pablo Picasso - "It takes a long time to become young."

The Barbara Walters List for Success
1. Work harder than anyone else.
2. Accept most every assignment.
3. Do your homework.
4. Keep your complaints to yourself.
5. Finish the job.
6. Move on.

Abigail Van Buren - "The less you talk, the more you're listened to."

Frank Lloyd Wright - "The truth is more important than the facts."

Vince Lombardi - "Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence."

Katharine Hepburn - "If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun."

Life is cause and effect. –Arnon

Dissension is the highest form of Patriotism. –Thomas Jefferson

Jack Kerouac - "If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime."

Time is the school in which we learn. Time is the fire in which we burn. –Anon

“Life is an ongoing process of choosing between safety (out of fear and need for defense) and risk (for the sake of progress and growth): Make the growth choice a dozen times a day.”
—Abraham Maslow on 8 Ways to Self-Actualize

David Sarnoff - "Nobody can be successful unless he loves his work."

If you need money, go to people who don't have it. –Beulah Axton (Marty Carmack's Grandmother)

Paul Harvey - "I've never seen a monument erected to a pessimist."

Irving Berlin - "Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it."

If the world's ethical standards fail to rise with the advances of our technological revolution, the world will go to hell. Let us remember that in the horse-and-buggy days nobody got hurt if the coachman had a drink too many. In our times of high-powered automobiles, however, that same drink may be fatal...–Wernher van Braun

Great men don't attend school, they create their own and teach themselves. –Jake 3 (August 17, 2008 5:24pm)

Walt Disney - "Laughter is America's most important export."

Dependency is Dangerous. –Jake 3 (May 26, 2008)

Sigmund Freud - "Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness."

Euripides - "Prosperity is full of friends."

James Russell Lowell - "Fate loves the fearless."

Without dreams we have no goals. Jake 3

“Apple is about the idea that people with passion can change the world.” –Steve Jobs

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night US novelist (1922 -2007)

"Ninety percent of everything is crap, science fiction author Ted Sturgeon once said.

Laurence J. Peter - "Lead, follow, or get out of the way."

Peter Drucker - "The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different."

Bernard Baruch - "Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why."

Jules Renard - "It is not how old you are, but how you are old.

George S. Patton - "If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."

Marie Curie - "Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas."

Edgar Allen Poe is worth noting "That which is most simple and obvious is the hardest to fathom"

Sanctuary never comes without some kind of risk. Bob Seger

Dick Armey - "You cannot get ahead while you are getting even."

Euripides - "There is just one life for each of us: our own."

Frank Lloyd Wright - "There is nothing more uncommon than common sense."

Woodrow Wilson - "I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow."

"All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers." –Orison Swett Marden

"He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life." –Muhammad Ali

“It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who won the freedoms enjoyed for protesters to burn the flag.” -- Charles M. Province

"Don't fight forces, use them." –Buckminster Fuller

""If you have duct tape and you need money, you're better off than if you have money and need duct tape". - Red Green
As long as someone knows my name
as long as someone sings my song
as long as someone feels my pain
I'm living on

Raven Newland
I live for myself and I answer to nobody. –Steve Mcqueen

Doing is easy. Choosing is what's difficult. –Confucius Proverb

I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather, not like the screaming passengers in his car. –Robert Preston.

Oprah Winfrey quotes from Stanford Graduation speech 2008:

"The secret I've learned to getting ahead is being open to the lessons. "It's being able to walk through life eager and open to self-improvement and that which is going to best help you evolve, because that's really why we're here-to evolve as human beings."

"I believe that there is a lesson in almost everything that you do and every experience. Getting the lesson is how you move forward, is how you enrich your spirit. And trust me; I know that inner wisdom is more precious than wealth. The more you spend it, the more you gain."

"Money is pretty nice. I like money. It's good for buying things. But having a lot of money does not automatically make one a successful person. What you want is money and meaning - you want your work to be meaningful, because meaning is what brings the real richness to your life."

"To be is to do." –Immanuel Kant

Those who can do. Those who can't Don't. –Jake 3, June 1, 2008

Manage the top line which is your strategy, your talented people, and your execution, and the the bottom line will take care of itself–and I have always found that to be the case. –Steve Jobs

MacDailyNews Take: Charge less upfront, but it costs more over the long-term. That's just perfect for the mentality of the average Windows PC buyer; they'll only see the sticker price and not comprehend or just ignore the rest.


Microsoft makes products that people have to use. Apple makes products that people want to use. That's why we love Apple and deride Microsoft. It's as simple as that. –Matt Asay, CNET News.com

"A good word is an easy obligation; but not to speak ill requires only our silence, which costs nothing." - John Tillotson, English prelate (1630 - 1694)

"Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing." - Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900)

"Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities"
Frank Lloyd Wright, 1932.

"Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion for the future: it transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural & spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things as a meaningful unity" - Albert Einstein

“Fire people who are not workaholics…. come on folks, this is startup life, it’s not a game. go work at the post office or stabucks if you want balance in your life. For realz. –Duncan Riley

The bad news is that time flies. The good news is that you are the pilot. –MIchael AlthSuler

“Haste is a form of violence.” –Anon

Speak when you are angry--and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret. –Laurence J. Peter (1919 - 1988)

There must me some mistake I didn't mean to let them take away my soul Am I too old Is it too late? –Just In Time

"It is the emotional discovery of the secrets of time, of the very soul of a watch. Watches appeal to us, and win us over by the beauty of their soul and the secrets the conceal: the life of a mechanical watch and of its beating heart; its words; its ticking; and its face, which expresses sadness at 8:20 and joy at 10:10. The relationship we have with a watch is like a love story, and love cannot be described by specific and objective criteria"- Franco Cologni

In a note, written the year before his death, Einstein dismissed the idea of God as the product of human weakness and the Bible as "pretty childish."

In it, Einstein said that "the word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honorable but still primitive legends which are nevertheless pretty childish."

"For me," he added, "the Jewish religion like all other religions is an incarnation of the most childish superstitions."

Addressing the idea that the Jews are God's chosen people, Einstein wrote that "the Jewish people to whom I gladly belong and with whose mentality I have a deep affinity have no different quality for me than all other people. As far as my experience goes, they are also no better than other human groups, although they are protected from the worst cancers by a lack of power. Otherwise I cannot see anything 'chosen' about them."

"I do not believe in the God of theology who rewards good and punishes evil. My God created laws that take care of that. His universe is not ruled by wishful thinking, but by immutable laws."

Brooke said Einstein believed that "there is some kind of intelligence working its way through nature. But it is certainly not a conventional Christian or Judaic religious view."

Why do they call a watch a watch? Nobody watches a watch...You look at a watch or may peek at your watch....Why don't they call it a look? -Seinfeld


“Designing is not a profession but an attitude” is an excerpt from László Moholy-Nagy’s 1947 book “Vision in Motion.”

The designer must see the periphery as well as the core, the immediate and the ultimate, at least in the biological sense. He must anchor his special job in the complex whole. The designer must be trained not only in the use of materials and various skills, but also in appreciation of organic functions and planning. He must know that design is indivisible, that the internal and external characteristics of a dish, a chair, a table, a machine, painting, sculpture are not to be separated…

There is design in organization of emotional experiences, in family life, in labor relations, in city planning, in working together as civilized human beings. Ultimately all problems of design merge into one great problem: ‘design for life’.


even a broken watch is right twice a day

"Never mistake activity for achievement" John Wooden

Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time. –Steven Wright US comedian and actor

"One can only forget time by using it"–Charles Baudelaire

How long a minute is, depends on which side of the bathroom door you're on. ~Zall's Second Law

The recently reported illness of actor Patrick Swayze caused me to remember his memorable character in Dirty Dancing and the song "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life".

Watches are so named as a reminder - if you don't watch carefully what you do with your time, it will slip away from you. ~Drew Sirtors

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."–My wife emailed this to me (Wifes are "cute" in that way. If I spend $10K on watches and/or car mods in a given year, she'll spend 2-3 times that on brand name clothes and shoes. 75% of which she'll wear only once. I'm an ebay power seller mostly because of my wife's leftovers. lol

"When I am sizing up a potential customer, I always check out his watch." –Documentary on high-end legal prostitution in Nevada, as spoken by the Madam at Bunny Ranch. (no kidding)

"He is winding the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike."--William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), The Tempest, Act II scene 1

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once.”....Einstein

Profanity demonstrates a lack of vocabulary. –Jake 3.

I'd rather be lucky than smart. –Jon Rappaport

"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go." –Anon

"I'm not interested in living long, I'm only interested in living well!" -W.R.

"Why is it a penny for your thoughts but you have to put your two cents in? Somebody is making a penny." ~ Steven Wright

In her memoir, Walters freely shares the secret of her success as an interviewer: the right questions. One of the most useful, she says, is to ask your subjects what they think is the greatest misconception about themselves.

"The maxims of men reveal their characters." – Luc de Clapier

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. –Anon

"Why tiptoe through life if you are going to arrive at death eventually?" –Anon

Disorder increases with time because we measure time in the direction in which disorder increases. - Stephen Hawking

"The Quality Remains Long After The Price Is Forgotten", Henry Royce (Rolls Royce)

Alas I stand on a mountain of broken glass, searching for the diamonds I threw away yesterday. –Anon

Thy fate is the common fate of all; Into each life some rain must fall. –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' into the future..." - Steve Miller

You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you find you get what you need. –Rolling Stones

"I want to have the same last dream again, the one where I wake up and I'm alive" (Angels and Airwaves).

You don't know where you are going unless you know where you've come from. –Debrah Rolon

We should never negotiate out of fear but we should never fear to negotiate. –JFK

Is privacy an illustion? –Anon

The web is a consumer paradise. –Chris Anderson

Crime does not pay–only for the criminal Attorney. –Jake Sr.

Mourning is self pity. –Mad Men

An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it. –JFK

Why do men appreciate beauty over brains? Because they see better than they think. –Anon

"Fortune favors the prepared mind." –Louis Pasteur

When you buy quality, you only cry once. –Mike

"The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible , and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile."
-Bertrand Russell

Buy a professional camera and you´re a professional photographer, buy a flute and you own a flute.

Some men see things as they are and wonder, "Why?" I dream of things that never were and wonder, "Why not?" –George Bernard Shaw

Everything considered classic today was once considered modern. –Jake 3

A fanatic is one who won't change his mind and won't change the subject - WSC

Friendship is like peeing your pants, everybody can see it, but only you can feel the warmth. –Anon

'TIME' is natures way of stopping everything happening at once. –Anon

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take - but by the moments that take our breath away. –Anon

We are not strangers just friends who have never met. –Anon

In Silicon Valley, failure is experience. Now, if you fail at everything, that's different. But a failure is a mark of experience more than anything else. –Vint Cerf (Creator of the Internet)

"With freedom comes responsibility, which is why so many despise it." -Anon

"Discontent is the first necessity of progress."- Thomas A. Edison

"Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art." –Stanislaw Lec

When you stop dreaming you stop living. –Anon

Success has many authors and failure few. –Chris Rea

The greatest luxury in life is time. Savour every moment. –Bentley

There's and old saying that God exists in your search for him. I just want you to understand that I ain't looking. –Leslie Nielsen at 82

"Like stars, friends you know are there even when you can't see them." –Marty Carmack

“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of an intelligent effort.” John Ruskin

"Big Hat, No Cattle" –Anon
A few George Patton quotes:

“A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.”

“Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.”

“If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you’ll be amazed at the results.”

“Battle is an orgy of disorder.”

“Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.”

“I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.”

“If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn’t thinking.”

“Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.”

“Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.”

“Take calculated risks. That is quite different from being rash.”

“The time to take counsel of your fears is before you make an important battle decision. That’s the time to listen to every fear you can imagine! When you have collected all the facts and fears and made your decision, turn off all your fears and go ahead!”

“Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.
George Bernard Shaw

A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic.
George Bernard Shaw

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
George Bernard Shaw

A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.
George Bernard Shaw

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
George Bernard Shaw

A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
George Bernard Shaw

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw

A little learning is a dangerous thing, but we must take that risk because a little is as much as our biggest heads can hold.
George Bernard Shaw

A man never tells you anything until you contradict him.
George Bernard Shaw

A man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
George Bernard Shaw

A man who has no office to go, to I don't care who he is, is a trial of which you can have no conception.
George Bernard Shaw

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell.
George Bernard Shaw

A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.
George Bernard Shaw

Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.
George Bernard Shaw

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
George Bernard Shaw

All my life affection has been showered upon me, and every forward step I have made has been taken in spite of it.
George Bernard Shaw

Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.
George Bernard Shaw

An asylum for the sane would be empty in America.
George Bernard Shaw

An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood; a mud bath for every soul concerned in it.
George Bernard Shaw

An Englishman thinks he is moral when he is only uncomfortable.
George Bernard Shaw

An index is a great leveller.
George Bernard Shaw

Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends.
George Bernard Shaw

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.
George Bernard Shaw

Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended.
George Bernard Shaw

Beauty is a short-lived tyranny.
George Bernard Shaw

Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
George Bernard Shaw

Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
George Bernard Shaw

Better never than late.
George Bernard Shaw

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.
George Bernard Shaw

Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself.
George Bernard Shaw

Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power but that of self interest backed by force.
George Bernard Shaw

Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads.
George Bernard Shaw

Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men's imperfections, and conceal your own.
George Bernard Shaw

Clever and attractive women do not want to vote; they are willing to let men govern as long as they govern men.
George Bernard Shaw

Cruelty would be delicious if one could only find some sort of cruelty that didn't really hurt.
George Bernard Shaw

Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.
George Bernard Shaw

Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.
George Bernard Shaw

Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
George Bernard Shaw

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
George Bernard Shaw

Do not do unto others as you expect they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.
George Bernard Shaw

Do not try to live forever. You will not succeed.
George Bernard Shaw

Do not waste your time on Social Questions. What is the matter with the poor is Poverty; what is the matter with the rich is Uselessness.
George Bernard Shaw

England and America are two countries separated by the same language.
George Bernard Shaw

Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
George Bernard Shaw

Every person who has mastered a profession is a skeptic concerning it.
George Bernard Shaw

Everything happens to everybody sooner or later if there is time enough.
George Bernard Shaw

Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.
George Bernard Shaw

Fashions, after all, are only induced epidemics.
George Bernard Shaw

Few of us have vitality enough to make any of our instincts imperious.
George Bernard Shaw

Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.
George Bernard Shaw

Find enough clever things to say, and you're a Prime Minister; write them down and you're a Shakespeare.
George Bernard Shaw

First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
George Bernard Shaw

General consultant to mankind.
George Bernard Shaw

Give a man health and a course to steer, and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not.
George Bernard Shaw

He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.
George Bernard Shaw

He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.
George Bernard Shaw

He's a man of great common sense and good taste - meaning thereby a man without originality or moral courage.
George Bernard Shaw

Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.
George Bernard Shaw

Hell is full of musical amateurs.
George Bernard Shaw

Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo.
George Bernard Shaw

Human beings are the only animals of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid.
George Bernard Shaw

I am a Christian. That obliges me to be a Communist.
George Bernard Shaw

I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
George Bernard Shaw

I dislike feeling at home when I am abroad.
George Bernard Shaw

I enjoy convalescence. It is the part that makes the illness worth while.
George Bernard Shaw

I have to live for others and not for myself: that's middle-class morality.
George Bernard Shaw

I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.
George Bernard Shaw

I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.
George Bernard Shaw

I never thought much of the courage of a lion tamer. Inside the cage he is at least safe from people.
George Bernard Shaw

I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.
George Bernard Shaw

I want to be all used up when I die.
George Bernard Shaw

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.
George Bernard Shaw

I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would be an affront to your intelligence.
George Bernard Shaw

I'm an atheist and I thank God for it.
George Bernard Shaw

If all the economists were laid end to end, they'd never reach a conclusion.
George Bernard Shaw

If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.
George Bernard Shaw

If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn't be anything for us to do.
George Bernard Shaw

If women were particular about men's characters, they would never get married at all.
George Bernard Shaw

If you can't get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you'd best teach it to dance.
George Bernard Shaw

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
George Bernard Shaw

If you injure your neighbour, better not do it by halves.
George Bernard Shaw

If you leave the smallest corner of your head vacant for a moment, other people's opinions will rush in from all quarters.
George Bernard Shaw

If you must hold yourself up to your children as an object lesson, hold yourself up as a warning and not as an example.
George Bernard Shaw

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
George Bernard Shaw

In a battle all you need to make you fight is a little hot blood and the knowledge that it's more dangerous to lose than to win.
George Bernard Shaw

In heaven an angel is nobody in particular.
George Bernard Shaw

In this world there is always danger for those who are afraid of it.
George Bernard Shaw

Independence? That's middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.
George Bernard Shaw

It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.
George Bernard Shaw

It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.
George Bernard Shaw

It is most unwise for people in love to marry.
George Bernard Shaw

It is the mark of a truly intelligent person to be moved by statistics.
George Bernard Shaw

It's easier to replace a dead man than a good picture.
George Bernard Shaw

It's so hard to know what to do when one wishes earnestly to do right.
George Bernard Shaw

Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness.
George Bernard Shaw

Kings are not born: they are made by artificial hallucination.
George Bernard Shaw

Lack of money is the root of all evil.
George Bernard Shaw

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
George Bernard Shaw

Life contains but two tragedies. One is not to get your heart's desire; the other is to get it.
George Bernard Shaw

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
George Bernard Shaw

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
George Bernard Shaw

Life levels all men. Death reveals the eminent.
George Bernard Shaw

Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
George Bernard Shaw

Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.
George Bernard Shaw

Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can't sleep with the window open.
George Bernard Shaw

Marriage is good enough for the lower classes: they have facilities for desertion that are denied to us.
George Bernard Shaw

Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
George Bernard Shaw

Martyrdom: The only way a man can become famous without ability.
George Bernard Shaw

Men are wise in proportion, not to their experience, but to their capacity for experience.
George Bernard Shaw

Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability.
George Bernard Shaw

Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles.
George Bernard Shaw

Most people do not pray; they only beg.
George Bernard Shaw

My reputation grows with every failure.
George Bernard Shaw

Never fret for an only son, the idea of failure will never occur to him.
George Bernard Shaw

No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.
George Bernard Shaw

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing, and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
George Bernard Shaw

No question is so difficult to answer as that to which the answer is obvious.
George Bernard Shaw

Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done.
George Bernard Shaw

Nothing is worth doing unless the consequences may be serious.
George Bernard Shaw

Oh, the tiger will love you. There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
George Bernard Shaw

Old men are dangerous: it doesn't matter to them what is going to happen to the world.
George Bernard Shaw

One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't.
George Bernard Shaw

Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love.
George Bernard Shaw

Parentage is a very important profession, but no test of fitness for it is ever imposed in the interest of the children.
George Bernard Shaw

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.
George Bernard Shaw

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all others because you were born in it.
George Bernard Shaw

Peace is not only better than war, but infinitely more arduous.
George Bernard Shaw

People become attached to their burdens sometimes more than the burdens are attached to them.
George Bernard Shaw

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
George Bernard Shaw

Perhaps the greatest social service that can be rendered by anybody to the country and to mankind is to bring up a family.
George Bernard Shaw

Political necessities sometime turn out to be political mistakes.
George Bernard Shaw

Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.
George Bernard Shaw

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
George Bernard Shaw

Property is organized robbery.
George Bernard Shaw

Reading made Don Quixote a gentleman, but believing what he read made him mad.
George Bernard Shaw

Science never solves a problem without creating ten more.
George Bernard Shaw

Self-sacrifice enables us to sacrifice other people without blushing.
George Bernard Shaw

She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech.
George Bernard Shaw

Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn.
George Bernard Shaw

Socialism is the same as Communism, only better English.
George Bernard Shaw

Some look at things that are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?
George Bernard Shaw

Statistics show that of those who contract the habit of eating, very few survive.
George Bernard Shaw

Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.
George Bernard Shaw

Syllables govern the world.
George Bernard Shaw

Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get.
George Bernard Shaw

The art of government is the organisation of idolatry.
George Bernard Shaw

The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.
George Bernard Shaw

The British soldier can stand up to anything except the British War Office.
George Bernard Shaw

The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one.
George Bernard Shaw

The faults of the burglar are the qualities of the financier.
George Bernard Shaw

The fickleness of the women I love is only equalled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
George Bernard Shaw

The first condition of progress is the removal of censorship.
George Bernard Shaw

The frontier between hell and heaven is only the difference between two ways of looking at things.
George Bernard Shaw

The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.
George Bernard Shaw

The great advantage of a hotel is that it is a refuge from home life.
George Bernard Shaw

The heretic is always better dead. And mortal eyes cannot distinguish the saint from the heretic.
George Bernard Shaw

The liar's punishment is not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.
George Bernard Shaw

The love of economy is the root of all virtue.
George Bernard Shaw

The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and about all time.
George Bernard Shaw

The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. The poverty-stricken man makes the same mistake about the rich man.
George Bernard Shaw

The minority is sometimes right; the majority always wrong.
George Bernard Shaw

The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.
George Bernard Shaw

The natural term of the affection of the human animal for its offspring is six years.
George Bernard Shaw

The only secrets are the secrets that keep themselves.
George Bernard Shaw

The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
George Bernard Shaw

The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
George Bernard Shaw

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw

The perfect love affair is one which is conducted entirely by post.
George Bernard Shaw

The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react.
George Bernard Shaw

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
George Bernard Shaw

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.
George Bernard Shaw

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.
George Bernard Shaw

The secret to success is to offend the greatest number of people.
George Bernard Shaw

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
George Bernard Shaw

The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.
George Bernard Shaw

The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.
George Bernard Shaw

The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.
George Bernard Shaw

The truth is, hardly any of us have ethical energy enough for more than one really inflexible point of honor.
George Bernard Shaw

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.
George Bernard Shaw

There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses.
George Bernard Shaw

There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
George Bernard Shaw

There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it.
George Bernard Shaw

There is no sincerer love than the love of food.
George Bernard Shaw

There is no subject on which more dangerous nonsense is talked and thought than marriage.
George Bernard Shaw

There is nothing more dangerous than the conscience of a bigot.
George Bernard Shaw

There is only one religion, though there are a hundred versions of it.
George Bernard Shaw

Those who do not know how to live must make a merit of dying.
George Bernard Shaw

Until the men of action clear out the talkers we who have social consciences are at the mercy of those who have none.
George Bernard Shaw

Use your health, even to the point of wearing it out. That is what it is for. Spend all you have before you die; do not outlive yourself.
George Bernard Shaw

Very few people can afford to be poor.
George Bernard Shaw

Virtue consists, not in abstaining from vice, but in not desiring it.
George Bernard Shaw

Virtue is insufficient temptation.
George Bernard Shaw

We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.
George Bernard Shaw

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
George Bernard Shaw

We are the only real aristocracy in the world: the aristocracy of money.
George Bernard Shaw

We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.
George Bernard Shaw

We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.
George Bernard Shaw

We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.
George Bernard Shaw

We must always think about things, and we must think about things as they are, not as they are said to be.
George Bernard Shaw

We should all be obliged to appear before a board every five years and justify our existence... on pain of liquidation.
George Bernard Shaw

What a man believes may be ascertained, not from his creed, but from the assumptions on which he habitually acts.
George Bernard Shaw

What Englishman will give his mind to politics as long as he can afford to keep a motor car?
George Bernard Shaw

What is virtue but the Trade Unionism of the married?
George Bernard Shaw

What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, and not knowledge in pursuit of the child.
George Bernard Shaw

When a man says money can do anything, that settles it: he hasn't got any.
George Bernard Shaw

When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.
George Bernard Shaw

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.
George Bernard Shaw

When I was young I observed that nine out of every ten things I did were failures, so I did ten times more work.
George Bernard Shaw

When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.
George Bernard Shaw

Which painting in the National Gallery would I save if there was a fire? The one nearest the door of course.
George Bernard Shaw

Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't!
George Bernard Shaw

Why, except as a means of livelihood, a man should desire to act on the stage when he has the whole world to act in, is not clear to me.
George Bernard Shaw

Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
George Bernard Shaw

You are going to let the fear of poverty govern you life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.
George Bernard Shaw

You can always tell an old soldier by the inside of his holsters and cartridge boxes. The young ones carry pistols and cartridges; the old ones, grub.
George Bernard Shaw

You cannot be a hero without being a coward.
George Bernard Shaw

You see things; and you say "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say "Why not?"
George Bernard Shaw

You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
George Bernard Shaw

You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.
George Bernard Shaw

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.
George Bernard Shaw

Youth is wasted on the young.
George Bernard Shaw

101 Atheist Quotes:

1. The fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one. The happiness of credulity is a cheap and dangerous quality. - George Bernard Shaw

2. Faith means not wanting to know what is true. - Friedrich Nietzsche

3. I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. - Frank Lloyd Wright

4. We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes. - Gene Roddenberry

5. To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today. - Isaac Asimov

6. A man is accepted into a church for what he believes and he is turned out for what he knows. - Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)

7. Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful. - Seneca the Younger

8. Philosophy is questions that may never be answered. Religion is answers that may never be questioned. - Anonymous

9. Not only is there no god, but try getting a plumber on weekends. - Woody Allen

10. If I were not an atheist, I would believe in a God who would choose to save people on the basis of the totality of their lives and not the pattern of their words. I think he would prefer an honest and righteous atheist to a TV preacher whose every word is God, God, God, and whose every deed is foul, foul, foul. - Isaac Asimov

11. Belief in the supernatural reflects a failure of the imagination. - Edward Abbey

12. With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion. - Steven Weinberg

13. I still say a church steeple with a lightning rod on top shows a lack of confidence. - Doug McLeod

14. The world holds two classes of men - intelligent men without religion, and religious men without intelligence. - Abu’l-Ala al Ma’arri

15. Since the Bible and the church are obviously mistaken in telling us where we came from, how can we trust them to tell us where we are going? - Anonymous

16. I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. - Susan B. Anthony

17. The invisible and the non-existent look very much alike. - Delos B. McKown

18. Two hands working can do more than a thousand clasped in prayer. - Anonymous

19. Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation; all of which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, even if religion vanished; but religious superstition dismounts all these and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men. - Francis Bacon

20. The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully. - Richard Dawkins

21. A God who kept tinkering with the universe was absurd; a God who interfered with human freedom and creativity was tyrant. If God is seen as a self in a world of his own, an ego that relates to a thought, a cause separate from its effect. he becomes a being, not Being itself. An omnipotent, all-knowing tyrant is not so different from earthly dictators who make everything and everybody mere cogs in the machine which they controlled. An atheism that rejects such a God is amply justified. - Karen Armstrong

22. It is not as in the Bible, that God created man in his own image. But, on the contrary, man created God in his own image. - Ludwig Feuerbach

23. People ask me what I think about that woman priest thing. What, a woman priest? Women priests. Great, great. Now there’s priests of both sexes I don’t listen to. - Bill Hicks

24.All the biblical miracles will at last disappear with the progress of science. - Matthew Arnold

25.Blind faith is an ironic gift to return to the Creator of human intelligence. - Anonymous

26.Be thankful that you have a life, and forsake your vain and presumptuous desire for a second one. - Richard Dawkins

27. What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof. - Christopher Hitchens

28. In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point. - Friedrich Nietzsche

29. It will yet be the proud boast of women that they never contributed a line to the Bible. - George W. Foote 1.

30. On the first day, man created God. - Anonymous

31. I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours. - Stephen Roberts

32. You do not need the Bible to justify love, but no better tool has been invented to justify hate. - Richard A. Weatherwax

33. What’s “God”? Well, you know, when you want something really bad and you close your eyes and you wish for it? God’s the guy that ignores you. - Steve Buscemi (From the movie “The Island”)

34. As far as I can tell from studying the scriptures, all you do in heaven is pretty much just sit around all day and praise the Lord. I don’t know about you, but I think that after the first, oh, I don’t know, 50,000,000 years of that I’d start to get a little bored. - Rick Reynolds

35. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime; give a man religion and he will die praying for a fish. - Anonymous

36. Calling Atheism a religion is like calling bald a hair color. - Don Hirschberg

37. God should be executed for crimes against humanity. - Bryan Emmanuel Gutierrez

38. To say that atheism requires faith is as dim-witted as saying that disbelief in pixies or leprechauns takes faith. Even if Einstein himself told me there was an elf on my shoulder, I would still ask for proof and I wouldn’t be wrong to ask. - Geoff Mather

39. I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it. - Mark Twain

40. Of all religions the Christian is without doubt the one which should inspire tolerance most, although up to now the Christians have been the most intolerant of all men. - Voltaire

41. And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence. - Bertrand Russell

42. Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? - Epicurus

43. I’m a polyatheist - there are many gods I don’t believe in. - Dan Fouts

44. If it turns out that there is a God, I don’t think that he’s evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he’s an underachiever. - Woody Allen

45. A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it. The truth is the truth even if nobody believes it. - David Stevens

46. Men rarely (if ever) manage to dream up a God superior to themselves. Most Gods have the manners and morals of a spoiled child. - Robert A Heinlein

47. I refuse to prove that I exist,” says God, “for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing. - Douglas Adams

48. It ain’t the parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand. - Mark Twain

49. He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; he that dares not reason is a slave. - William Drummond

50. Remember, Jesus would rather constantly shame gays than let orphans have a family. - Steven Colbert

51. Which is it, is man one of God’s blunders or is God one of man’s? - Friedrich Nietzsche

52. Religion does three things quite effectively: Divides people, Controls people, Deludes people. - Carlespie Mary Alice McKinney

53. Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea. - Anonymous

54. When a man is freed of religion, he has a better chance to live a normal and wholesome life. - Sigmund Freud

55. They felt that science would be corrosive to religious belief and they were worried about it. Damn it, I think they were right. It is corrosive to religious belief and it’s a good thing. - Steven Weinberg

56. Take from the church the miraculous, the supernatural, the incomprehensible, the unreasonable, the impossible, the unknowable, the absurd, and nothing but a vacuum remains. - Robert G. Ingersoll

57. History teaches us that no other cause has brought more death than the word of god. - Giulian Buzila

58. Atheism is a non-prophet organization. - George Carlin

59. We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further. - Richard Dawkins

60. A believer states everything must have a creator but fail to say how he was created. - Anonymous

61. “There are no atheists in foxholes” isn’t an argument against atheism, it’s an argument against foxholes. - James Morrow

62. People will then often say, ‘But surely it’s better to remain an Agnostic just in case?’ This, to me, suggests such a level of silliness and muddle that I usually edge out of the conversation rather than get sucked into it. (If it turns out that I’ve been wrong all along, and there is in fact a god, and if it further turned out that this kind of legalistic, cross-your-fingers-behind-your-back, Clintonian hair-splitting impressed him, then I think I would choose not to worship him anyway.) - Douglas Adams

63. Properly read, the bible is the most potent force for Atheism ever conceived. - Isaac Asimov

64. If all the Christians who have called other Christians “not really 1. a Christian” were to vanish, there’d be no Christians left. - Anonymous

65. An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of support. - John Buchan

66. Gods don't kill people. People with Gods kill people. - David Viaene

67. If God were suddenly condemned to live the life which He has inflicted upon men, He would kill Himself. - Alexandre Dumas

68. Atheism is nothing more than the noises reasonable people make when in the presence of religious dogma. - Sam Harris

69. I don’t believe in God because I don’t believe in Mother Goose - Clarence Darrow
70. No philosophy, no religion, has ever brought so glad a message to the world as this good news of Atheism. - Annie Wood Besant

71. I refuse to believe in a god who is the primary cause of conflict in the world, preaches racism, sexism, homophobia, and ignorance, and then sends me to hell if I’m ‘bad’. - Mike Fuhrman

72. Faith does not give you the answers, it just stops you asking the questions. - Frater Ravus

73. Believing there is no God gives me more room for belief in family, people, love, truth, beauty, sex, Jell-o, and all the other things I can prove and that make this life the best life I will ever have. - Penn Jillette

74. Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power but absolute power is corrupt only in the hands of the absolutely faithful. - Anonymous

75. Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense. - Chapman Cohen

76. The inspiration of the bible depends on the ignorance of the person who reads it. - Robert G. Ingersoll

77. When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity. When many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion. - Robert Pirsig

78. I wonder who got the shit job of scouring the planet for the 15000 species of butterfly or the 8800 species of ant they eventually took on board Noah’s Ark. But at least we got that magical rainbow for all their trouble. - Azura Skye

79. I have no need for religion, I have a conscience. - Anonymous

80. Man has always required an explanation for all of those things in the world he did not understand. If an explanation was not available, he created one. - Jim Crawford

81. I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world. - Richard Dawkins

82. What has been Christianity’s fruits? Superstition, Bigotry and Persecution. - James Madison

83. The characters and events depicted in the damn bible are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. - Penn and Teller

84. If god is the alpha and the omega. The begining and the end, knows what has passed and what is to come, like it states in the bible, why do people pray and think it will make any difference. - Mark Fairclough

85. The finality of death is the coldest truth one must face. Religion makes the perfect distraction. - Anonymous

86. Religion is the opiate of the masses. - Karl Marx

87. If God created the world, then who created god? and who created whoever created god? So somewhere along the line something had to just be there. So why can’t we just skip the idea of god and go straight to earth? - Ryan Hanson

88. If we expect God to subscribe to one religion at the exclusion of all the others, then we should expect damnation as a matter of chance. This should give Christians pause when expounding their religious beliefs, but it does not. - Sam Harris

89. Atheists will celebrate life, while you’re in church celebrating death. - Anonymous

90. Animals do not have gods, they are smarter than that. - Ronnie Snow

91. I have observed that the world has suffered far less from ignorance than from pretensions to knowledge. It is not skeptics or explorers but fanatics and ideologues who menace decency and progress. No agnostic ever burned anyone at the stake or tortured a pagan, a heretic, or an unbeliever. - Daniel Boorstin

92. I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious ideas of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God. So far as religion of the day is concerned, it is a damned fake… Religion is all bunk. - Thomas Edison

93. Fundamentalism, of any type, due to its prerequisite lack of intelligent thought, could prove to be the worst weapon of mass destruction, of all. - David J. Constable

94. To really be free, You need to be free in the mind. - Alexander Loutsis

95. Most religions prophecy the end of the world and then consistently work together to ensure that these prophecies come true. - Anonymous

96. Jesus hardly made the greatest sacrifice. He knew he would be resurrected anyway. - Anonymous

97. Religion is like a virus that affects the behaviour of its host in such a way as to propagate itself further. - Jack Pritchard

98. Religions are like pills, which must be swallowed whole without chewing. - Anonymous

99. Today’s religion will be the future’s mythology. Both believed at one time by many; but proved wrong by the clever. - Steven Crocker

100. The Bible - A Fairytale book of rules brainwashing millions. Obliviously used to help create war, kill, hate, judge and discriminate. - Anonymous

101. Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? - Douglas Adams

Year 2009

"Those who dance are thought mad by those who do not hear the music." –Anon

Aristotle - "Man is by nature a political animal."

Every luxury item on earth is overpriced. –Jean

We are defined by our rituals. –Tony Robbins

Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. –Sun Tzu (Said in the 5th Century B.C.)

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the worlds problems. –Mahatma Ghandi 

Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood. –vWilliam Shakespeare

 "Don't bother sharing your problems. 80% of the people are not listening or don't care - and the other 20% are glad that you have them." (Paul "the Bear" Bryant)

Capitalism is a system of legalized greed. It's a Ponzi scheme that guarantees the few people at the top of the pyramid are going to earn most of the money, and everybody else becomes their slaves. -Michael Moore
In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. -Coco Chanel

When I look at a murder I look at who had the motive, the means and the opportunity. –Congressman Walter E. Fauntroy. Former Chairman of the Kind Subcommittee on House Select Committee on Assassinations

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance . . . 

One mans ceiling is another mans floor. -Steve

"Better to trust and be disappointed once in a while, than it is to distrust & be miserable all the time" Coach John Wooden

Napoleon Bonaparte - "History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon."

Some people give and forgive; Others get and forget.

Dogs look at you as their parent.

When you get to a fork in the road, take it. –Yogi Berra

Behind every Great man there's always a woman rolling her eyes...

Remember, the first school you attended wasn't business school, cooking school or law school. It was grammar school. –Tom Torriglia

"Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive" ...... Harold Thurman Whitman

We have assembled a heavenly design team. By keeping the core team small and investing significantly in tools and process we can work with a level of collaboration that seems particularly rare. Our physical environment reflects and enables that collaborative approach. The large open studio and massive sound system support a number of communal design areas. We have little exclusively personal space. In fact, the memory of how we work will endure beyond the products of our work.
-Jonathan Ive, senior vice president of industrial design at Appl

"A drunk man's word is a sober man's thought"

If you are going thru hell....keep going! –Anon

"I also realized that I don't have to own a watch to appreciate it and I came to understand that to me, watches only represent one facet of a life well lived. Plus I spend less time obsessing over what is next. I found watches not only tell time, they steal it if you let them " Bernie Urban 

One reader, who identified himself as the CEO of a tech start-up, said that you shouldn't worry about your ideas being stolen. "Share your great ideas promiscuously as possible to attract collaborators, even in highly specialized science and engineering fields. Otherwise your ideas will never gain traction and actually happen, and you will always be a dreamer. In the unlikely event that someone steals your idea, take it as a compliment and move on to the next great idea."

Erik Gordon Quote of the weekend: "Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take it's place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever". (Lance Armstrong)
There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at, and who steals what is most precious to men: time. ~Napoleon I, Maxims, 1815
Abigail Van Buren - "The less you talk, the more you're listened to."

"The first wealth is health." ~Emerson

“What it means to be truly human is to strive to live by ideas and ideals and not to measure your life by what you’ve attained in terms of your desires but rather in those small moments of integrity, compassion, rationality and self-sacrifice because in the end the only way that we can measure the significance of our lives is by valuing the lives of others.” –Anon (from Chris Rea)

When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth. –Billy (from Chris Rea)

Marriage is like rowing a canoe…sometimes one person leans over too far and the other person must balance the canoe or it will turn over….And by all means…KEEP ROWING !!! –Chris Rea

Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity. Seneca

William Osler - "We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from life."

Abraham Maslow - "If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail."

Thomas Fuller - "Every horse thinks its own pack heaviest."

Plautus - "Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend."

Robert Byrne - "The purpose of life is a life of purpose."

Kurt Cobain - "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."

Anne Frank - "Whoever is happy will make others happy too."

"A drunk man's word is a sober man's thought" –Patrick (Brushpup)

"Where you stand often depends on where you sit." –Anon

Horace Walpole - "Life is a comedy for those who think... and a tragedy for those who feel."

" Some beautiful things are more impressive when left imperfect .... than when too highly finished. " Francois de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Luc de Clapier - "Patience is the art of hoping."

Rand Beers - "The precondition to freedom is security."

 Marcus Garvey - "With confidence, you have won before you have started."

Gertrude Stein - "We are always the same age inside."

Corita Kent - "Life is a succession of moments, to live each one is to succeed."

Napoleon Bonaparte - "Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent."

Friedrich Nietzsche - "There are no facts, only interpretations."

Abraham Joshua Heschel - "Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge."

You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. –Malcolm X

Mohandas Gandhi - "There is more to life than increasing its speed."

"Time is the school in which we learn. Time is the fire in which we burn. –Anon

Marie Curie - "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand ...

Winston Churchill - "To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."

From Birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to the earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and his is free. –Jacques Cousteau

Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment - Lao Tzu

Luck happens when preparation meets opportunity. Seneca

"Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

William Hazlitt - "The more we do, the more we can do."

Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind...it doesn't matter. - Mark Twain

Voltaire - "Common sense is not so common."

The older I get, the more I tend to look at life like a scientist who is simply observing. It is amazing how anthropocentric human beings have become. We somehow seem to have forgotten we are mammals or animals–but then again, perhaps we never knew to begin with? –Jake Ehrlich III (Saturday, June 13, 2009, 4pm)

“Religion is not merely the opium of the masses, it's the cyanide.” Tom Robbins

Ralph Waldo Emerson - "We are wiser than we know."

Thomas Jefferson - "I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."

When you make money you spend money. –Maurice Stark

Francis Bacon - "A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds."

"The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of lower price is forgotten." -Benjamin Franklin

Lucius Annaeus Seneca - "No man was ever wise by chance."

Thomas Carlyle - "Silence is more eloquent than words."

"Inside every 70-year old there's a 35-year old asking, 'what happened?'" ~ Anon

Albert Einstein - "Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value."

Oscar Wilde - "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go."

He has a chip on his shoulder. I just have some dust on mine. –Jake Ehrlich III

Mark Twain - "The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter."

Complexity is necessary to maximize economic activity. –Mike Schwinn

Henry David Thoreau - "Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth."

Pablo Picasso - "Youth has no age."

Martin Luther King, Jr. - "We are not makers of history. We are made by history."

Benjamin Franklin - "Well done is better than well said."

‘‘You’re not showing off your material wealth; you’re showing off your knowledge.’’ - John Mayer

Robert Frost - "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."

Josh Billings - "Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well."

William Shakespeare - "We know what we are, but know not what we may be."

Abraham Lincoln - "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

W. Somerset Maugham - "We know our friends by their defects rather than by their merits."

James Madison - "If men were angels, no government would be necessary."

"Propose to an Englishman any principle, or any instrument, however admirable, and you will observe that the whole effort of the English mind is directed to find a difficulty, a defect, or an impossibility in it. If you speak to him of a machine for peeling a potato, he will pronounce it impossible; if you peel a potato with it before his eyes, he will declare it useless, because it will not slice a pineapple."  -- Charles Babbage 1852
"The main danger in life is that one may take too few risks." –Anon
"He has spent his life best who has enjoyed it most. " Samuel Butler

Oliver Wendell Holmes - "The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions."

It is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. –Jesse James

It's better to burn out than to fade away.. Neil Young

Robert Bulwer-Lytton - "Talent does what it can; genius does what it must."

Will Durant - "To say nothing, especially when speaking, is half the art of diplomacy."

I hope I die before I get old. –Victoria Barsimanto-Faw

Eleanor Roosevelt - "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

Will Durant - "Education is the transmission of civilization."

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change we seek." –President Barack Obama

Muhammad Ali - "He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life."

Epictetus - "Only the educated are free."

Peter Drucker - "Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work."

Marie Curie - "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand ...

"I hate quotes. Do something then tell me about it"! –Ralph Waldo Emerson

George Santayana - "Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

A friend is one before whom I may think aloud. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

John F. Kennedy - "Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other."

Take a chance while you've still got a choice. –Bon Scott

 Quote of the Day: "The purpose of our lives is to be happy." ~ His Holiness, the Dalai Lama

On June 10, 1999, at the height of his power, Alan Greenspan told members of Harvard's graduating class how, in the future, they should assess their lives: "The true measure of a career is to be able to be content, even proud, that you succeeded through your own endeavors without leaving a trail of casualties in your wake."


There are 4 Rules for getting married:

• You need a woman who will always love you unconditionally
• A women who will always challenge you
• A woman who you will always want to make love to
• Most importantly of all, you have to make sure those none of those women ever meet.

–From "Lie To Me" TV Show.

We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. –Winston Churchill

John W. Gardner - "History never looks like history when you are living through it."

George Edward Woodberry - "Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure."

One brow wrinkle is the result of 200,000 frowns. –Anon

'The Way of a Warrior is based on humanity, love, and sincerity; the heart of martial valor is true bravery, wisdom, love, and friendship. Emphasis on the physical aspects of warriorship is futile, for the power of the body is always limited'- Morihei Ueshiba -

Jim Rohn - "The more you know the less you need to say."

Rene Descartes - "It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well."

Thomas Huxley - "It is not who is right, but what is right, that is of importance."

 Plato - "There are three classes of men; lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, and lovers of gain."

"The ambition for broad acres leads to poor farming, even with men of energy. I scarcely ever knew a mammoth farm to sustain itself; much less to return a profit upon the outlay. I have more than once known a man to spend a respectable fortune upon one; fail and leave it; and then some man of more modest aims, get a small fraction of the ground, and make a good living upon it. Mammoth farms are like tools or weapons, which are too heavy to be handled. Ere long they are thrown aside, at a great loss." – Abraham Lincoln, Sept 30, 1859, Wisconsin State Fair

Woodrow Wilson - "I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow."


George Edward Woodberry - "Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure."

Woman need a reason to make love..Men only need a place. –Tony Robbins

Robert Anthony - "When you blame others, you give up your power to change."

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. –Anon

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

Sigmund Freud - "Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness."

Jean Giraudoux - "Only the mediocre are always at their best."

David Sarnoff - "Nobody can be successful if he doesn't love his work, love his job."

Abraham Maslow - "If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail."

Marcus Garvey - "With confidence, you have won before you have started."

 Kurt Cobain - "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are."

I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not. Kurt Cobain 

Genius, that power that dazzles mortal eyes, Is oft by perseverance in disguise. –Henry Willard Austin, Perseverance Conquers All

Rita Mae Brown - "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment."

Herbert Hoover - "About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends."

Plutarch - "The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled."

Germaine Greer - "The essence of pleasure is spontaneity."

Mother Teresa - "Peace begins with a smile."

William Penn - "Passion is the mob of the man, that commits a riot upon his reason."

Plautus - "Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend."

Demosthenes - "Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises."

Dale Ernhardt said, “It ain’t the one with the fatest car that wins; It’s the one who refuses to lose”….

Oswald Chambers - "The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone."

Milton Friedman - "Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned."

Charles Kettering - "The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress."

Better to regret something you have done, than something you haven't done. –Anon

“As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.” - Victor Hugo (1802 – 1885)

Walt Disney - "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."

Thomas A. Edison - "Discontent is the first necessity of progress."

Anything that won't sell, I don't want to invent. Its sale is proof of utility, and utility is success. Thomas A. Edison 

Frank Lloyd Wright - "There is nothing more uncommon than common sense."

Maya Angelou - "Nothing will work unless you do."

Share your great ideas promiscuously as possible to attract collaborators, even in highly specialized science and engineering fields. Otherwise your ideas will never gain traction and actually happen, and you will always be a dreamer. In the unlikely event that someone steals your idea, take it as a compliment and move on to the next great idea.

Jake Ehrlich III Quotes

As you can see above, I have been collecting quotes for more than half my life.  Over the years I  have had thoughts, ideas and observations I have written down.  I have never sent out any of my ideas in my email Quote of the Day because I thought it perhaps inappropriate to quote myself.

Recently I decided I would like to add a section so I may share my ideas with you.  Where do my ideas come from?  A little voice in my head.  I put forth the idea that all my ideas are my own.  If I made a mistake and somehow memorized somebody else's quote and put them forth as my own, I will immediately remove them.  That being said, I do not believe that to be the case.

I hope you enjoy my quotes:

1.  The known Universe has existed for at least 12 billion years and time has existed for eternity going backwards.  As a random act of the Universe each of us step out of eternity into what we call human life on earth.  If we are fortunate we live seventy good years and anything after seventy is a bonus.  Then we step back into eternity never to return. 

This is why you have to live life to the fullest.  Take risks, chase your dreams, go for it; make your life count!!!  You won't enjoy being on your death bed thinking about what your life could have been.  After you die you have the rest of eternity to sleep. —Jake Ehrlich III (9-7-2003)

2.  Think about what your life really means.  Every night I go to sleep not knowing if I will return.  Every morning I wake up and think to myself, "It is good to be back."  But I realize there will come a day in my life where I will close my eyes never to awake again. —Jake Ehrlich III

3.  The path of least resistance gets you just that...the least. The road less traveled gets you more because less is always more. —Jake Ehrlich III

4.  Honesty is in the mind of the beholder. —Jake Ehrlich III

5.  There is no better feeling than making something better. —Jake Ehrlich III (10-27-2003)

6.  Knowing what you want is the key to getting it. —Jake Ehrlich III (1-10-2003)

7.  Some of the best new ideas are old ideas revisited. —Jake Ehrlich III (8-7-2003)

8.  If you took Martin Luther King Jr., and Ted Turner and morphed them into a woman you would have Oprah Winfrey. —Jake Ehrlich III

9.  Afterthought Design v. Thoughtful Design? Most peoples homes are decorated as an afterthought.  They are slaves to what I like to refer to as Afterthought Design.  It amazes me when I walk down the street and see into peoples homes how many people have all white walls.  White walls are for mental institutions and hospitals.  —Jake Ehrlich III

10.  As master Yoda says, there is no try.  There is do and do not.  The difference is the difference between dough and donut. —Jake Ehrlich III

11.  I am always in awe of things that I could not have created. —Jake Ehrlich III

12.  Simplicity is the hallmark of great design. —Jake Ehrlich III

13.  I like quotes because they are about the past, and  the better you understand the past, the better you understand the future.  —Jake Ehrlich III (10-4-2002)

14.  It is usually easier to talk and think about the past as apposed to the future.  We know the past but we are unfamiliar with the future.  Understanding the future is about understanding the past.  —Jake Ehrlich III

15.  Good Perfume is to the nose what good chocolate is to the mouth. —Jake Ehrlich III

16.  (On relationships) I really want somebody who really wants me…and I am not willing to settle for less. Passion is everything in a relationship.  —Jake Ehrlich III (4-12-2002)

17.  The objective of a successful Designer is to make the world a better place.  —Jake Ehrlich III (2-16-2002)

18.  You know you are getting older when you watch the Super Bowl and realize that you are older than everybody playing on the field. —Jake Ehrlich III (2-3-2002)

19.  If you don’t focus on your own appearance know body else will. —Jake Ehrlich III  (11-25-2001)

20.  See with your own eyes, think with your own brain, feel with your own emotions, taste with your own mouth, hear with your own ears, come to your own conclusions, and your world will by yours. —Jake Ehrlich III (9-30-2001)

21.  Beware of the visible, most importantly, beware of the invisible. —Jake Ehrlich III  (9-28-2001)

22.  It is easy for people to gamble with other people's money. —Jake Ehrlich III (6-15-2001)

23.  What was once hard to remember is now hard to forget. —Jake Ehrlich III

24.  Happiness is being able to dream with your eyes closed about what you dream about when you have your eyes open. —Jake Ehrlich III (3-1-2001)

25.  Health and freedom are two of the most important things in life. —Jake Ehrlich III

26.  I am not interested in being a slave to any man, woman, institution, animal, device, the sun or a clock. —Jake Ehrlich III  (3-1-2001)

27.  It often seems, in life, that there are more questions than answers. The truth is that there are more answers than questions. It just seems the other way around. —Jake Ehrlich III 

28.  If you examine the lie thoroughly enough, you will find the truth. —Jake Ehrlich III

29.  Design must be interesting. —Jake Ehrlich III

30.  The music you listen to in your life is the soundtrack of your life. —Jake Ehrlich III

31.  Most people wait until they have money to go shopping. The challenge with that method is they end up buying all the wrong stuff because the money burns a hole in their pocket. I go shopping when I don't have money, figure out exactly what I want, and then figure out how to get the money. That way I never end up with anything I don't want. —Jake Ehrlich III 

32.  People who are very friendly towards small children but cold toward adults do so because they lack the maturity of adulthood. —Jake Ehrlich III

33.  The objective of education should not be to fill peoples heads with answers to questions, but rather to fill peoples heads with questions that need to be answered. —Jake Ehrlich III

34.  The best teachers are the best students, because all teaching is, is sharing what you have learned. —Jake Ehrlich III (11-12-2000)

35.  There is no such thing as a bad student—only bad teachers. The teacher deserves the grade the student gets.  If the student fails, the teacher also fails. —Jake Ehrlich III  (1-7-2001)

36.  The best technology is invisible. —Jake Ehrlich III  (11-2-2000)

37.  There can only be one Captain on a ship. —Jake Ehrlich III

38.  The teacher who does not learn while he is teaching is not teaching. He is a broken record; nothing but a parakeet regurgitating what it has heard. —Jake Ehrlich III  (4-11-2000)

39.  I am a glutton for wisdom. —Jake Ehrlich III (3-14-2000)

40.  When you don't have great teachers, but you want to learn great things, you have two options: One is you don't learn great things, or, two; you become a great teacher yourself. —Jake Ehrlich III (3-10-2000)

41. Music is food for my soul. —Jake Ehrlich III

42.  Life should always be viewed as a work of art in progress that will never be completed but should always be appreciated and reflected upon. —Jake Ehrlich III

43.  No matter what the price was I had to pay I always stayed true to my vision. It never ceased to amaze me how petty and ungenerous people could be. So much of my success has had to do with my attitude and my ability to overcome obstacles. For much of my life I felt like a row of bowling pins with life being the person aiming a bowling ball at me. —Jake Ehrlich III (12-12-99)

44.  So much of success is simply knowing what you want and going after it until you get it. —Jake Ehrlich III (12-16-99)

45.  I am here to have fun. —Jake Ehrlich III (12-12-99)

46.  Growth is the key to happiness and peace is the rest between stages of growth. —Jake Ehrlich III 

47. Opportunity is like an envelope. Once you lick it you are ready to go onto the next one. —Jake Ehrlich

48.  Death should be a celebration of life. —Jake Ehrlich

49.  I once asked my Aunt, Dora Jane, who raised me as if she were my mother where we stood on the spectrum between rich and poor. I said, "I know we live well and have money, but we don't have millions of dollars. What does that make us?" She responded by saying, "I beg your pardon! We are rich, we have always been rich and we will always be rich!" I responded, "But Auntie, we don't have money like the Getty's?" 

She interrupted me and said as she pointed to her heart, and then to her head, "Rich is in here and up here. You will always be rich in heart and mind. If you have a lot of money that makes you wealthy. If you have no money, that makes you broke. You see, richness is a state of mind; not how much money you have. It does not matter how much you have that counts in life. It's what you do with what you have than counts. And so long as you remember that you will always be rich." —Jake Ehrlich III

50.  I have always believed that if you know something is inevitable you should try to execute it as soon as possible. —Jake Ehrlich III  

51.  Every time I catch myself getting upset about someone else, I must remind myself that it servers no real purpose, and is, if anything, a waste of time. It is much healthier to snap myself out of it and focus on something positive. —Jake Ehrlich (12-11-99 Noon)

52.  Power is useless without control; as is knowledge without application. —Jake Ehrlich III

53.  So much of success in life has to do with how well you are able to bounce like a ball. Some of us bounce like a multi-colored super-ball while others like a lead cannonball. —Jake Ehrlich III  (11-27-99)

54.  The further away you get from obstacles that once blocked your path the smaller they seem. —Jake Ehrlich III (11-22-99)

55.  I have so many answers because I ask so many questions. —Jake Ehrlich III  (10/16/99)

56.  In order to understand what constitutes good design, you must first understand bad design. —Jake Ehrlich III 

57.  You can't teach a quantity dog quality tricks. —Jake Ehrlich III

58.  Design is the supreme art. —Jake Ehrlich III

59.  Don't assume that if you can't see something that it is not there. —Jake Ehrlich III

60.  Dependency is a form of laziness. —Jake Ehrlich III

61.   After somebody called me a lazy bum, I thought about it and said, no, actually, I am a decadent genius. —Jake Ehrlich III 

62.  Good design ultimately is about utility.  —Jake Ehrlich III

63.   I love to dress women, but I love to undress them even more. —Jake Ehrlich III

64.  I have very simple taste. I simply like the best of everything. —Jake Ehrlich III

65.  Just like you can't teach an old dog new tricks, you can't teach a cat to walk on a leash. —Jake Ehrlich III 

66.  All men may be dogs, but some are better behaved that others.  I happen to be a pretty well behave dog. —Jake Ehrlich III

67.  I want to know everything about everything. —Jake Ehrlich III

68.  Do not confuse being busy with being productive. Busy is a highly subjective term. —Jake Ehrlich III (Note: years after writing these words, I came across Ernest Hemingway's similar thought where he said: "Never mistake motion for action.")

69.  I would rather fail at chasing my dreams, than succeed at being mediocre.  —Jake Ehrlich III 

70.  The core belief behind being an eternal optimist is that you must always believe your best days are ahead of you. —Jake Ehrlich III  (9-11-99)

71.  In one way or another, everything is derivative. —Jake Ehrlich III (12-8-2001)

72.  My fist name Jake, a 1-syllable boy's name of Hebrew origin, means: One who supplants; replaces.  My last name is Ehrlich which in German means honest.

73.  I refuse to reward ill behavior.  —Jake Ehrlich III

74.  What is life?  Life is a bunch of people and things tripping out on each other. —Jake Ehrlich III (1985)

75.  This is the first Poem I ever wrote.  It is about overcoming obstacles:

"Butterflies where they don't belong.

A feeling of cautiousness is strong.

Arrive at this winter wonderland, and skate. 

Skate till the butterflies have gone.

—Jake Ehrlich III (1987)

76.  Elvis ain't got nothing on me.  —Jake Ehrlich III

77.  Mick Jagger is God! —Jake Ehrlich III

78.  Howard Stern is the modern Groucho Marks. —Jake Ehrlich III

79.  Cats and Dogs: Men are just like dogs, and women are just like cats.  Men are kind of dumb and friendly like dogs.  I used to have a barber named Ralph who once asked me, "Why are men just like dogs?"  and then he answered, "Men are just like dogs because anything they can't eat or fuck, they piss on."  Kind of true if you think about it?

Women on the other hand, are sneaky, conniving and unpredictable; like cats.  If you try to pick up a cat to pet it, it will typically run away.  If you ignore a cat, it will rub itself up against your legs.    If you treat your women well she may stay loyal, but if you treat her poorly, and your neighbor puts out milk for her, she will go and kick it with your neighbor and lay on his lap with her legs spread up in the air, purring away.  Trust me.  There is a reason why they call them pussy cats and not pussy dogs.  —Jake Ehrlich III

80.  What is the bottom line with life? What is the one thing that governs every decision every human makes? Genetic preservation. —Jake Ehrlich III

81.  The day that you retire is the day that you die, because that is all that you have to look forward to. —Jake Ehrlich III

82.  It never ceases to amaze me how things I anticipate as being difficult end up being easy and conversely, things I think will be easy end up being difficult. I guess its called life?. —Jake Ehrlich III 12-5-2003

83. People are basically just like houses.  Just because a house looks beautiful on the outside does not mean it is beautiful on the inside.  I would rather have a house that is cozy, nice, and beautiful on the inside and not so great on the outside as apposed to the opposite...the vast majority of living is done on the inside of the house.  Jake 3, October 29 2004

84. Every man is ultimately accountable to himiself.  Don't get me wrong.  A man can hold himself accountable to his family, friends, business associates, but in the final analysis, he is ultimately accountable to himself. Jake 3 (August 25, 2004)

85. The difference between a toy and a tool? toys enable imagination.  Tools bring imagination to life.  -Jake3

90. Did you ever notice that the word retired and retarded sound very similar? –Jake 3 (10-16-2005)

91. Your language should always become you since you become your language. –Jake3

92. A problem is only a mistake you refuse to rectify. –Jake 3

93. As I grow older, one of the most amazing things I keep noticing is how different every human being is.  This is amazing, since we are all so similar in so many ways.  We all have two nostrils, two eyes, two hands, two feet, yet our minds, habits and belief systems are so disparate. –Jake 3 (Saturday, July 29, 2006)

94. The right accessory can make the outfit. --Jake3

95. The only real poverty is ignorance. Jake Ehrlich III (September 27, 2006)

96. Anybody can see things subjectively from thier side of the coin, but most people can't seem to see things from the other side of the coin. Understanding both sides of the coin creates real objectivity. –Jake 3 (September 28, 2006)

97. Buy it like you are going to keep it forever. Keep it like yo uare going to sell it forever. –Jake 3

98. Today was tomorrow & soon it will be yesterday. –Jake 3




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