Where there is tea, there is hope.  ~Sir Arthur Pinero, English Playwright (Thanks, Mr. Berry!)

To achieve success, one must have a reasonable, commendable, and achievable goal and must pursue it with determination and dedication.  If the goal is humanitarian the joy will be all the greater.

To achieve the success you are dreaming of, you have to focus on the elements that will get you to where you are going. I believe that success starts with you and that it only you can make it happen.

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground; but a kind word is never thrown away. ~Arthur Helps

Write on your hearts that every day is the best day of the year. ~Emerson

Animals are such agreeable friends. They ask no questions; they pass no criticism. ~G. Elliot

Learn from the mistakes of others–you can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.

Life is like a cafeteria: you choose what you want, but you must pay for what you take.

The most important work you and I will ever do will be within the walls of our own homes. ~Harold B. Lee

Envy comes from people’s ignorance of, or lack of belief in, their own gifts. ~Jean Vanier

Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others. ~Jonathan Winters

And all for love, and nothing for reward. ~E. Spenser

The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it. ~O. Wilde

The essence of humor is sensibility; Warm, tender fellow-feeling With all forms of existence. ~T. Carlyle

All human things are subject to decay, and when fate summons, monarchs must obey. ~J. Dryden

Weakness in character is the only defect which cannot be amended.~F. LaRochefoucauld

The foundation of every state is the education of its youth. ~Diogenes

Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life. ~R. Southey

Not enjoyment, and not sorrow, is our destined end or way; But to act, that each tomorrow brings us further than today. ~H. W. Longfellow

If you see 10 troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.

No one can achieve greatness unless his life is focused, dedicated, and disciplined.

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. ~Shakespeare

One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning. ~Lowen      

Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

Memories are treasures made from pleasures we have known.

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

The right only shall endure–all things else are but false pretences. ~Longfellow

Art is the effort to create, beside the human world, a more human world. ~Andre Mauvois

The journey in between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place. ~Barbara De Angelis

Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn. ~C. S. Lewis

The more we know the better we forgive. Whoever feels deeply, feels for all who live. ~Madame de Stael 

You never know what happiness a simple act of kindness will bring about. ~Bree Abel

Though the human tongue weighs practically nothing, it is surprising how few people are able to hold it. 

Silence is a true friend who never betrays. ~Confucius

In sorrow he learned this truth–one may return to the place of his birth, he cannot go back to his youth. ~J. Burroughs

The example which is followed is the one we set when we are off our guard.

Most knocking is done by people who don’t know how to ring the bell.

Nothing is “opened by mistake” more than the mouth.

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; for it becomes your destiny.

To enjoy happiness is a great blessing, but to confer it on others is greater.

If you don’t have time to do something right the first time, what makes you think you’ll have time to do it over?

A house is built of logs and stone, of tiles and posts and piers; A home is built of loving deeds that stand a thousand years. ~V. Hugo

The price of greatness is responsibility. ~W. Churchill

The beginning of wisdom is silence; the second stage is listening

The true work of art is but a shadow of divine perfection. ~Michelangelo

Happiness is a timeless thing, just because of “remembering”.

Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. ~Lao-tzo

People who say they are willing to meet you halfway often are poor judges of distance.

Freedom does not give us the right to do as we please but the liberty to do as we ought.

Cheerful people, doctors say, resist disease better than the glum ones. In other words, it’s the surly bird that catches the germ.

Logic is the systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence.

Good judgment comes from experience; Experience comes from bad judgment.

A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing. ~Laura Ingalls Wilder

If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. ~Bob Hope

The real danger is not that machines will begin to think like men, but hat men will begin to think like machines. ~Sydney J. Harris

Do not feel entitled to anything you do not sweat or struggle for. ~Marian Wright Edelman

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible. ~Jonathan Swift

The sign of intelligent people is their ability to control emotions by the application of reason.

True virtue is life under the direction of reason. ~Benedict Spinoza

The highest result of education is tolerance. ~Helen Keller

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that somebody may be looking. ~Henry Louis Mencken

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven. ~Henry Ward Beecher

The tragedy of war is that it uses man’s best to do man’s worst. ~Henry Emerson Fosdick

Little drops of water, little grains of sand, make the mighty ocean, and the pleasant land.  ~Julia A. Fletcher Carney Every man’s life is a fairy tale written by God’s fingers. ~Hans Christian Andersen

Every artist dips his brush into his own soul, and paints his own nature into his picture. ~Henry Ward Beecher

There’s nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends. ~Hilaire Belloc

Stretching his hand out to catch the stars, he forgets the flowers at his feet. ~Jeremy Bentham

The soul, like the body, lives by what it feeds on. ~Josiah Gilbert Holland

There can be no rainbow without a cloud and a storm. ~F. H. Vincent

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

The poetry of earth is never dead. ~John Keats

No man is free who is not master of himself. ~Epictetus

It is good to be kind to animals, but humans have feelings, too. 

If you’re kind to others, the time will come when they will be kind to you.

The studying you do after your school days really counts; otherwise you know only that which everybody else does.

A diamond is a lump of coal that stuck to its job.

Bees can’t make honey and sting at the same time.

Tact is the art of building a fire under people without making their blood boil.

A smile is a powerful weapon, you can even break ice with it.

Losing all your friends because of one is like burning your house down because of a rat.

Existence would be intolerable if we were never to dream. ~Anatole France

Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones. ~Phillips Brooks

Integrity? That's when you’re good even when no one is looking!

The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those who sang best.

Nothing enhances the joy of living as much as the joy of giving.

A man there was and they called him mad; the more he gave, the more he had.

Those who have learned to give are always receiving and always have more to give.

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

The pain of discipline is less than the pain of regret.

Prejudice squints when it looks and lies when it talks.

A fanatic is one who, having lost sight of his objectives, redoubles his efforts.

Adversity introduces a man to himself.

Each stage of life is for living to the fullest.

The thickest cloud may bring the heaviest shower of blessing.

If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can’t buy.

If you don’t believe in co-operation, think of what happens to a car going down the highway if it loses one wheel.

Tact is the ability to close your mouth before someone else wants to.

You can always spot an educated man. His views are the same as yours.

If you are inclined to sound off, remember the drum; in spite of all its noise, its empty.

It’s what you learn after you know so much that counts. So keep an open mind.

We tire of those pleasures which we take but never of those we give. ~Mrs. David Schmidt

If you are on the rocks, be a lighthouse. ~Mrs. Noel Sapp

Learning to speak in two or more languages is not nearly as hard as learning to keep your mouth shut in one. ~Nellie Norton

Secret of living well– To live well, we must have: a faith fit to live by, a self fit to live with, and a work fit to live for.

Greet the dawn with enthusiasm, and you may expect satisfaction at sunset.

We do not remember days, we remember moments.

What you have outside counts less than what you have inside.

The greatest gift we can give to others is a good example.

Dedication and determination yield success and satisfaction.

The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return. ~H. Carmichael

We can change, slowly and steadily, if we set our will to it. ~Robert H. Benson

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love. ~Johann W. von Goethe

Of all the world’s masterpieces none are so beautiful as those that exist in nature. ~Stephen Russel

Every generation needs re-generation. ~Charles H. Spurgeon

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother. ~Khalil Gibran

Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.

To make a man happy, fill his hands with work.

There’s much to be said for challenging fate instead of ducking behind it.

With each ending comes a new beginning.

There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know until he takes up a pen to write. ~W. M. Thackery