Thoughts sent 1997

Thoughts Sent in 1998

1/4/1998 Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best. - Bob Talbert
1/5/1998 It's what you learn after you know it all that counts. - John Wooden
1/6/1998 All things are difficult before they are easy. - John Norley
1/7/1998 Champions keep playing until they get it right. - Billie Jean King
1/8/1998 Good intentions are no substitute for action; failure usually follows the path of least resistance. - unknown
1/12/1998 Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. - Oliver Wendell Holmes
1/12/1998 You must do the things that you think that you cannot do. - Eleanor Roosevelt
1/13/1998 We are friends; we must assist each other to bear our burdens. - Osage Indian Proverb
1/13/1998 We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions. - Isaac Bashevis Singer
1/14/1998 Waste not fresh tears over old griefs. - unknown
1/15/1998 When one door is shut, another opens. - Miguel De Cervantes
1/18/1998 Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory. - General George S. Patton
1/19/1998 Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must first set yourself on fire. - Fred Shero
1/20/1998 The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
1/21/1998 If you really do put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise the price. - Unknown
1/22/1998 The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt
1/25/1998 Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. - Franklin Roosevelt
1/26/1998 Nothing is so embarrassing as watching someone do something that you said couldn't be done. - Sam Ewing
1/27/1998 No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking. - Voltaire
1/28/1998 Destiny is not a mater of chance, it is a matter of choice. - unknown
1/29/1998 Love is life and if you miss love, you miss life. - Leo Buscalia
2/1/1998 We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life when all we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about. - unknown
2/2/1998 Our life is what our thoughts make it. - Marcus Aurelius
2/3/1998 The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook. - William James
2/4/1998 If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra
2/5/1998 Miracles happen to those who believe in them. - Bernard Berenson
2/8/1998 Ideas are a dime a dozen. People who put them into action are priceless. - Bits & Pieces
2/9/1998 Winners never quit and quitters never win. - Vince Lombardi
2/10/1998 There are no shortcuts to any place worth going. - Beverly Sills
2/11/1998 Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week. - Spanish proverb
2/12/1998 To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. - Marilyn von Savant
2/15/1998 If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him your are his sincere friend. - Abraham Lincoln
2/17/1998 It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
2/17/1998 Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal. - E. Joseph Cossman
2/19/1998 When we have done our best, we should wait the result in peace. - J. Lubbock
2/19/1998 Winners expect to win in advance. Life is a self-fulfilling prophecy. - unknown
2/22/1998 The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win. - Bits & Pieces
2/23/1998 Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. - Abraham Lincoln
2/24/1998 To love what you do and feel that it matters - how could anything be more fun? - Katharine Graham
2/25/1998 Those who can't laugh at themselves leave the job to others. - Bits & Pieces
2/26/1998 The way I see it: if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. - Dolly Parton 
3/1/1998 The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it. - General  H. Norman Schwarzkopf
3/2/1998 Success is 99 percent failure. - Soichiro Honda
3/3/1998 The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it. - John Ruskin
3/4/1998 The best way to win an argument is to begin by being right. - Jill Ruckelshaus
3/5/1998 You can't plant a seed and pick the fruit the next morning. - Jesse Jackson
3/9/1998 A good example is the best sermon. - Benjamin Franklin
3/9/1998 When I talked no one listened to me. But as soon as I acted I became persuasive, and I no longer find anyone incredulous. - Giosue Borski
3/10/1998 An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions led by a deer. - Phillip II of Macedon
3/11/1998 Well done is better than well said. - Ben Franklin
3/12/1998 You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it. - Charles Buxton
3/15/1998 There's not a lot of traffic on the extra mile. - Michael LeBouef
3/16/1998 You can only make others better by being good yourself. - Hugh R. Hanels
3/17/1998 To see what is in front of one's nose requires a constant struggle. - George Orwell
3/18/1998 The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. - unknown
3/19/1998 Nothing ages people like not thinking. - Christopher Morley
3/22/1998 Patience is never more important than when you're on the verge of losing it. - unknown
3/23/1998 Often the best way to win is to forget to keep score. - Marianne Espinosa Murphy
3/24/1998 The best way to forget your own problems is to help others solve theirs. - unknown
3/25/1998 Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy. - Robert Half
3/26/1998 As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. - Andrew Carnegie
3/29/1998 Before I can see what John Jones buys, I must see the world through John Jones' eyes. - unknown
3/30/1998 Angels can fly because the take themselves lightly. - Bits & Pieces
4/1/1998 Every man I meet is in some way my superior, and I can learn from him. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
4/2/1998 Holding on to anger only gives you tense muscles. - Joan Lunden
4/5/1998 People do not really decide their future. . . . They decide their habits - then their habits decide their future. - Bits & Pieces
4/6/1998 Patience, and the mulberry leaf become a silk gown. - Chinese proverb
4/8/1998 Shoot for the moon even if you miss you'll be among the stars. - Bits & Pieces
4/9/1998 Trust in God. Believe in yourself. Dare to dream. - Robert Schuller
4/12/1998 You can't shrink your way to greatness. - Arthur Martinez
4/13/1998 Be the change you want to see in the world. - Gandhi
4/21/1998 Diplomacy is the art of knowing what not to say. - Matthew Trump
4/21/1998 Everyone likes a good loser, especially when he's on the opposing team. - Milton Segal
4/22/1998 If you want to leave footprints in the sand of time - wear work boots! - Bits & Pieces
4/23/1998 Children have more need of models than of critics. - Carolyn Coats
4/26/1998 You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do. - Henry Ford
4/27/1998 You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. - Margaret Thatcher
4/28/1998 The mark of a successful organization isn't whether or not it has problems; it's whether it has the same problems it had last year. - John Foster Dulles
4/29/1998 The first person who has to believe in you is you. - Bits & Pieces
4/30/1998 Vision is the art of seeing the invisible - Jonathan Swift
5/2/1998 There is no more miserable human being than the one whom nothing is habitual but indecision. - William James
5/4/1998 Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
5/5/1998 The best way to persuade people is with your ears - by listening to them. - Dean Rusk
5/6/1998 You can  preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips. - Bits & Pieces
5/7/1998 People are usually more convinced by reasons they discovered by themselves than those found by others. - Blaise Pascal
5/9/1998 Love is true when you don't see eye to eye, but can still walk hand in hand. - Bits & Pieces
5/13/1998 Life's most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others? - Martin Luther King, Jr.
5/14/1998 Many of life's failures are men who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. - unknown
5/17/1998 Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work. - Peter F. Drucker
5/18/1998 People seldom become famous for what they say until after they become famous for what they've done. - Cullen Hightower
5/19/1998 Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it. - Syrus
5/20/1998 If you can't excel with talent, triumph with effort. - Dave Weinbaum
5/21/1998 Management by objectives works if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't. - Peter Drucker
5/25/1998 No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road. turn back. - Turkish Proverb
5/26/1998 Purpose is what gives life meaning. - unknown
5/27/1998 Love is never afraid of giving too much. - Unknown
5/28/1998 We realize that what we are accomplishing is a drop in the ocean. But if this drop were no in the ocean, it would be missed. - Mother Teresa
5/31/1998 What we hope to do with ease, we must first learn to do with diligence. - Bits & Pieces
6/1/1998 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. - Chinese Proverb
6/2/1998 The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions. - William F. Scolavino
6/3/1998 Success in life is a matter not so much of talent and opportunity as of concentration and perseverance. - C.W. Wendte
6/4/1998 Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. - Oprah Winfrey
6/7/1998 Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. - Unknown
6/8/1998 Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they're blind. - Marston Bates
6/9/1998 See everything. Overlook a great deal. Improve a little. - Pope John XXIII
6/10/1998 You were born an original. Don't die a copy. - John Mason
6/11/1998 You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late. - Bits & Pieces
6/14/1998 The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer. - Alice Wellington Rollins
6/15/1998 The ten most powerful two-letter words: IF IT IS TO BE, IT IS UP TO ME. - Bits & Pieces
6/16/1998 We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. - unknown
6/17/1998 Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it. - Henry Ford
6/18/1998 Plan you work for today and every day, then work your plan. - Norman Vincent Peale
6/21/1998 Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back. - Thomas Sowell
6/22/1998 Some men dream of worthy accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them. - Unknown
6/23/1998 Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get. - H. Jackson Brown
6/24/1998 The great dividing line between success and failure can be stated in five words: I did not have time. - Henry Davenport
6/26/1998 The joy of life is made up of obscure and seemingly mundane victories that give us our own small satisfactions. - Billy Joel
6/28/1998 If you don't do something, nothing is going to get better. - Nathaniel Branden
6/29/1998 Action is the antidote to dispair. - Joan Baez
6/30/1998 Adversity is the best source of strength. - Japanese Proverb
7/1/1998 Even I don't wake up looking like Cindy Crawford. - Cindy Crawford
7/5/1998 Don't confuse your net worth with your self-worth - Bits & Pieces
7/6/1998 Doubt is often the beginning of wisdom. - M. Scott Peck
7/7/1998 You may not have been responsible for your heritage, but you are responsible for your future. - unknown
7/8/1998 Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart. - Victor Hugo
7/16/1998 After a visit to the beach, it's hard to believe that we live in a material world. - Pam Shaw
7/19/1998 The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. - William James
7/20/1998 Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows. - Michael Landon
7/21/1998 When all else fails . . . use persistence. - Bits & Pieces
7/23/1998 It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. - Agnes Repplier
7/24/1998 Listening is more than waiting your turn to talk. - Unknown
7/26/1998 When something goes wrong, it's better to talk about who's going to fix it than who's to blame. - Bits & Pieces
7/27/1998 I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse. - Florence Nightengale
7/28/1998 Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them. - Washington Irving
7/29/1998 In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins - not through strength, but through perseverance. - Bits & Pieces
7/30/1998 Courage faces fear and thereby masters it. - Dr, Martin Luther King Jr.
8/2/1998 Telling ain't teaching and listening ain't learning. - Bob Barkley
8/3/1998 The pessimist may be right in the long run, but the optimist has a better time during the trip. - Bits & Pieces
8/4/1998 The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what the man or woman is able to do that counts. - Booker T. Washington
8/5/1998 There is a great distance between said and done. - Puerto Rican  Proverb
8/9/1998 The time is always right to do what is right. - Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
8/10/1998 It's hard to detect good luck - it looks so much like something you've earned. - Fred A. Clark
8/11/1998 If you want to test your memory, try to remember what you were worrying about one year ago today. - E. Joseph Cossman
8/13/1998 Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. - Bits & Pieces
8/14/1998 The Ten Commandments aren't prefaced with "If you're in the mood." - Laura Schlessinger
8/16/1998 The world is composed of givers and takers . . . the takers may eat better, but the givers sleep better. - Bits & Pieces
8/17/1998 Worrying about what's right is always more important that worrying about who's right. - Bits & Pieces
8/18/1998 When you look in the mirror, remember you are looking at the problem, but remember, you are also looking at the solution. - Bits & Pieces
8/19/1998 To be happy drop the words "if only" and substitute the words "next time." - Smiley Blanton
8/20/1998 Upon making it to the summit, your first move should be to turn around and offer a hand up to the person behind you. - Bits & Pieces
8/23/1998 Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you derive from what you do. - Michael Korda
8/24/1998 There is the time in the life of every problem when it is big enough to see, yet small enough to solve. - Mike Leavit
8/25/1998 The strongest of all warriors are the two -- Time and Patience. - Leo Tolstoy
8/26/1998 The only limits, as always, are those of vision. - James Broughten
8/27/1998 One of life's most painful moments comes when we must admit that we didn't do our homework, that we are not prepared. - Merlin Olsen
8/30/1998 A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner, so if one's life is cold and bare he can blame none but himself. - Louis L'Amour
8/31/1998 The two hardest things to handle in life are failure and success. - LEADERSHIP ... with a human touch
9/1/1998 The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn. - David Russell
9/2/1998 There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come. - Victor Hugo
9/4/1998 There is only one thing about which I am certain, and that it that there is very little about which one can be certain. - Somerset Maugham
9/7/1998 When you have learned about love, you have learned about God. - Fox Indian Proverb
9/8/1998 You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere. - Charles F. Kettering
9/9/1998 Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
9/10/1998 We all have ability. The difference is how we use it. - Stevie Wonder
9/13/1998 There's always free cheese in a mousetrap. - Bits & Pieces
9/14/1998 To succeed . . . proceed. - Bits & Pieces
9/15/1998 The lazy man is apt to be envious. - Omaha Indian Proverb
9/16/1998 There is no satisfaction that can compare with looking back across the years and the years and finding you've grown in self-control, judgment, generosity, and unselfishness. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
9/17/1998 When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left but could say, "I used everything you gave me." - Erma Bombeck
9/20/1998 It's not the journey of a thousand miles that is so daunting - it's the pebble in your shoe that is driving you to distraction. - Bits & Pieces
9/21/1998 It is less of a problem to be poor than to be dishonest. - Anishinabe Indian Proverb
9/22/1998 Learning begins with listening. - Noah Ben Shea
9/23/1998 It is easy to be brave from a safe distance. - Omaha Indian Proverb
9/24/1998 It is curious that physical courage should be so common in the world and moral courage so rare. - Mark Twain
9/27/1998 If you really want to do something, you'll find a way; if you don't, you'll find an excuse. - LEADERSHIP ... with a human touch
9/29/1998 I'll not listen to reason. Reason always means what someone else has to say. - Elizabeth Gaskell
9/30/1998 You already possess everything necessary to become great. - Crow Indian Proverb
10/1/1998 When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us. - Arapaho Indian Proverb
10/4/1998 Your future depends on many things, but mostly on you. - Frank Tyger
10/5/1998 Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength. - Bits & Pieces
10/6/1998 When running up a hill, it is all right to give up as many times as you wish, as long as your feet keep moving. - Shoma Morita
10/8/1998 A rocky vineyard does not need a prayer but a pickax. - Navajo Indian Proverb
10/9/1998 Adversity creates heroes. - Picabo Street
10/12/1998 Always look at your moccasin tracks first before you speak of another's faults. - Sauk Indian Proverb
10/13/1998 Being humble doesn't mean one has to be a mat. - Maya Angelou
10/18/1998 Choice, not chance, determines destiny. - unknown
10/19/1998 Don't let yesterday use up too much of today. - Cherokee Indian Proverb
10/20/1998 Goals are like the stars: they are always there. Adversity is like the clouds: it is temporary and will move on. Keep your eyes on the stars. - Bits & Pieces
10/21/1998 It's a pity that things weren't arranged so that an empty head like an empty stomach, would not let us rest until we put something in it. - Red Gray
10/22/1998 Live - decently, fearlessly, joyously - and don't forget that in the long run it is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts! - Adlai Stevenson
10/25/1998 Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference. - Nolan Bushnell
10/26/1998 I wonder how many birds die in cages believing that the cage's ceiling is the real sky? - Og Mandino
10/27/1998 If we wonder often, the gift of knowledge will come. - Arapaho Indian Proverb
10/28/1998 Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better. - Jim Rohn
10/29/1998 Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. - Ann Landers
11/1/1998 Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence. - unknown
11/2/1998 Everybody thinks of changing humanity and nobody thinks of changing himself. - Leo Tolstoy
11/3/1998 No answer is also an answer. - Hopi Indian Proverb
11/4/1998 Never mistake motion for action. - Ernest Hemingway
11/5/1998 Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. - Theodore N. Vail
11/8/1998 All glory comes from daring to begin. - Eugene F. Ware
11/9/1998 Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. - James Baldwin
11/10/1998 Don't let a cry for help be answered by an echo. - Bits & Pieces
11/11/1998 Ideas are like children: your own are very wonderful. - Bits & Pieces
11/12/1998 If I spent as much time doing the things I worry about getting done as I do worrying about them, I wouldn't have anything to worry about. - Beryl Pfizer
11/15/1998 We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until . . . We have stopped saying, "It got lost," and say, "I lost it." - Sydney J. Harris
11/16/1998 The surest way to go broke is to sit around waiting for a break. - Bits & Pieces
11/17/1998 The problem when solved will be simple. - Sign in GM Research Lab
11/18/1998 Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist. - Edgar Watson Howe
11/19/1998 If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. - Bumper Sticker
11/22/1998 Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom - Thomas Jefferson
11/23/1998 Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people. - Hyman Rickover
11/24/1998 Happiness isn't a goal. It's a by-product. - Eleanor Roosevelt
11/29/1998 Experience is a good school but the fees are high. - Heinrich Heine/ W.R. Inge
11/30/1998 Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it. - unknown
12/1/1998 Criticism comes easier than craftsmanship. - Zeuxis
12/2/1998 Deeds speak louder than words. - Assiniboine Indian Proverb
12/3/1998 Even though you might be just one person in this world, you might mean the whole world to just one person. - Bits & Pieces
12/6/1998 Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple. - C.W. Ceran
12/7/1998 Ingenuity + Courage + Work = Miracles - Bob Richards
12/8/1998 It is good to be reminded that each of us has a different dream. - Crow Indian Proverb
12/9/1998 Misfortunes will happen to the wisest and best of men. - Pawnee Indian Proverb
12/10/1998 One "Take this" is better than two "I will give's." - Southwestern Indian Tribe Proverb
12/13/1998 Test your strength by lifting a burden from another's shoulders. - Bits & Pieces
12/14/1998 There are many ways to God. - Arapaho Indian Proverb
12/15/1998 Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures. - H. Jackson Brown Jr.
12/16/1998 Without faith, nothing is possible. With it nothing is impossible. - Mary McLeod Bethume
12/17/1998 Wouldn't the world be a great place to live in if the power of love replaced some people's love of power. - Bits & Pieces



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