I shall pass through this life but once.
If, therefore, there is any kindness I can show,
Or any good I can do any fellow being,
Let me do it now!
Let me not deter or neglect it,
For I shall not pass this way again.
Take time to think, it is the source of power;
Take time to play, it is the source of perpetual youth;
Take time to laugh, it is the music of the soul;
Take time to love and be loved, it is a God-given privilege.
We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there. ~Charles Franklin Kettering
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.~Aristotle
I make it my business to have a great day every day. ~Wilma Gawne-Bloder
Give me a firm place to stand, and I will move the earth. ~Archimedes
The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy. ~Henry Ward Beecher
People are like teabags. You never know how strong they are until they're in hot water. ~Author Rita Mae Brown
If we take people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat them as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming. ~Goethe 1749-1832
Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are. ~Quentin Crisp
The person who knows how will always have a job. The person who knows why will always be his boss. ~Diane Ravitch
And thou shall have dominion over all the beasts… except, of course, for cats. ~Felines: 12-15
Many are chosen, but few come when you call them. ~Canines: 3-5
The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.
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
Everywhere in life, the true question is not what we gain, but what we do. ~Carlyle
Become so wrapped in something that you forget to be afraid. ~Lady Bird Johnson
Leaders must be close enough to relate to others but far enough ahead to motivate them. ~John Maxwell
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property. ~Thomas Jefferson
Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. ~Johann W.van Goethe
Beauty is the mark God sets upon virtue. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
No matter what happens, there is always someone who knew it would.
We'd all like to do the important work – if it's not too tiring, and the responsibility isn't too great.
There is only one letter's difference between think and thank. If we thought more, we would thank more.
Pride is the most peculiar disease known to the human family; it makes everyone sick except the fellow who has it.
You can always tell when you're on the road to success – it's uphill all the way. ~Paul Harvey
It isn't necessary to blow out the other person's candle in order to let your own light shine.
It seems there are two kinds of people – the good and the bad. It also seems the classifying is done by the good.
Too many people are willing to carry the bench when there is a piano to be moved.
It is a psychological paradox that those who are most afraid to die are most afraid to live; and in seeking to cheat death, they defraud themselves of life. ~Sydney J.Harris
In every choice we have the opportunity to be or do something special or something ordinary – Think about it!
If you owned everything your heart desired, chances are your heart would desire something else.
Anyone who throws his weight around is going to have to pick it up sooner or later.
Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we gain in fruits. ~Samuel Butler
The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one has to do. ~Sir James Barrie
All good things that exist are the fruit of originality. ~John Stewart Mill
We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom. ~Michel de Montaigne
Thought is the blossom, language is the bud, and action is the fruit behind it. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars. ~H.Van Dyke
Some folks are like a blister on the thumb; they don't show up until the job is done.
It is wrong to cripple a man, and then criticize the way he walks.
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. ~ R.W.Emerson
Remember that what you possess in this world will be found at the day of your death and belong to someone else. What you are will be yours forever.
The common denominator of success – it's secret for which many men have hunted – is simple. It is merely the fact that the successful man has formed a habit of doing things that failures don't like to do.
The world is a company to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel.
Life has a way of balancing out; we split the atom – now the atom is splitting us!
Let us permit nature to have her way; she understands her business more than we do. ~M.de Montaigne
Try to know everything about something, and something of everything. ~H.P., Lord Broughman
Life is a grindstone – whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on what you're made of.
Take care of the little things and the big things will take care of themselves.
Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. ~O.Goldsmith
One of the greatest pleasures in life is conversation. ~S.Smith
Our greatest, being also by nature our quietest, are perhaps those that remain unknown. ~T.Carlyle
Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what he wants to do. ~R.G.Collingwood
One should count each day as a separate life. ~Seneca
Time is our destiny. Time is our hope. Time is our despair. And time is the mirror in which we see eternity. ~Paul Tillich
Not what we give, but what we share, for the gift without the giver is bare. ~J.R.Lowe
If you are too big to be willing to do little things, you are probably too little to be trusted with big things.
Don't sacrifice the permanent on the altar of the temporary.
I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. ~Thoreau
Footprints in the sands of time are not made by sitting down.
The correct way to measure human life is not by its duration, but by its donation. ~K.T.Moye
Prejudice is a timesaver; it enables you to pass judgment without getting the facts.
Wouldn't it be nice if more people would take their noses out of other people's business and put their hearts into other people's problems?
Wonder rather than doubt is the root of knowledge. ~Abraham Joshua Hesche
Think a moment about a water-saturated sponge. If we push down with our finger even slightly, water runs out onto the table. We immediately know what fills the interior pockets of the sponge. The same is true of ourselves. We can tell what fills us on the inside by what comes out under pressure.