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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Lord Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield

Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket; and do not pull it out and strike it, merely to show that you have one.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

George Smith Patton

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Ann Landers

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

HL Mencken

The longest sentence you can form with two words is: I do.

Friday, November 25, 2005

C. Hoppe

I hope that my achievements in life shall be these - that I will have fought for what was right and fair, that I will have risked for that which mattered, and that I will have given help to those who were in need that I will have left the earth a better place for what I've done and who I've been.

J.C. Watts

Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that's right is to get by, and the only thing that's wrong is to get caught.

Author Unknown

The only exercise some people get is jumping to conclusions, running down their friends, side-stepping responsibility, and pushing their luck!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Scottish Proverb

The devil's boots don't creak.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Victor Hugo

God became man, granted. The devil became a woman.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Lewis Carroll

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less." - Through the Looking Glass, Chapter 6

Henri Arnold

The wise person questions himself, the fool others.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Saint Bonaventure

An example of the monkey: The higher it climbs, the more you see of his behind.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Change does not roll on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle…Human progress is neither automatic or inevitable…Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertion and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.

William Shakespeare

Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


We will either find a way, or make one.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Thomas Jefferson

Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

James Frank Dobie

Luck is being ready for the chance.

Albert Einstein

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Harold Wilson, Baron of Rievaulx

Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.

Friday, November 11, 2005


I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance.

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Barry LePatner

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Albert Einstein

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.

Sandra Carey

Never mistake knowledge of wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Booker Taliaferro Washington

I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Arthur Mitchell Ransome

Grab a chance and you won't be sorry for a might have been.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Abraham Lincoln

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Sir Arhur Conan Doyle

I know, my dear Watson, that you share my love of all that is bizarre and outside the conventions and humdrum routine of everyday life. You have shown your relish for it by the enthusiasm which has prompted you to chronicle, and, if you will excuse my saying so, somewhat to embellish so many of my own little adventures.

Mark Twain

If you can't spell the same word differently three times in the same document - you're not creative.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

He who is slowest making a promise is most faithful in its performance.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Winston Churchill

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Frank Dane

The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Sam Keen

We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.

(I read this on an email everyday from someone I respect)


What gift has Providence bestowed on man that is so dear to him as his children?

Victor Hugo

A house is built of logs and stone,
Of tiles and post and piers;
A home is built of loving deeds
That stand a thousand years.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Eloise Beltz-Deck

If you've never walked into a parking meter, you're wasting valuable reading time.

Paul Ferris

I am always positively delighted to get feedback, even if it starts by identifying me as mud-sucking pond scum in the opening sentence