Thoughts Sent In 2004
1/5/2004 Bright ideas are common sense notions that just seem to have eluded the notice of everyone else. - Harry Shearer
1/5/2004 What small potatoes we all are, compared with what we might be! - Charles Dudley Warner
1/7/2004 You may have the loftiest goals, the highest ideals, the noblest dreams, but remember this, nothing works unless you do. - Nido Qubein
1/8/2004 You can always tell a real friend: When you make a fool of yourself, he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job. - Laurence J. Peter
1/9/2004 When a person realizes their littleness, their greatness can appear. - H.G. Wells
1/12/2004 The only stupid question is the one that goes unasked. - Unknown
1/13/2004 Here is a simple revelation that is bringing me a lot of freedom: There is enough time . . .  - Claire Cloninger
1/14/2004 Teach yourself the habit of counting blessings. - Thomas Kinkade
1/16/2004 I don't want to be a passenger in my own life. - Diane Ackerman
1/19/2004 A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits. - Richard Nixon
1/20/2004 There's nothing quite as irksome as someone else's mess. - Sue Grafton
1/21/2004 Education make a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave. - Henry Peter Broughham
1/22/2004 Either I will find a way, or I will make one. - Philip Sidney
1/23/2004 It is possible to be different and still be all right. - Anne Wilson Schaef
1/26/2004 It isn't life that weighs us down - it’s the way we carry it. - Elizabeth Potier
1/27/2004 It's no use saying, "We are doing our best." You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. - Winston Churchill
1/28/2004 Kind words cost nothing, but are worth much. - Unknown
1/29/2004 Life has no romance without risk. - Sarah Doherty
1/30/2004 Living is like licking honey off a thorn. - Bits & Pieces
2/2/2004 Love sought is good, but given unsought is better. - William Shakespere
2/3/2004 Make a simple decision that service to others will be a priority in your life. - Thomas Kinkade
2/4/2004 Man must live by faith - faith in himself and faith in others. - Benjamin E. Mays
2/5/2004 May we know unity - without conformity. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
2/6/2004 Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. - Sophia Loren
2/9/2004 My dad used to say, you wouldn't worry so much about what people thought of you if you knew how seldom they did. - Dr. Phil McGraw
2/10/2004 No one grows old by living - only by losing interest in living. - Marie Ray
2/11/2004 One person can make a difference and every person should try. - John F. Kennedy
2/12/2004 Only love can be divided endlessley and still not diminish. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
2/13/2004 Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open. - Elmer Letterman
2/16/2004 Power is the ability to do good things for others. - Brooke Astor
2/17/2004 Promise a lot and give even more. - Anthony J. D'Angelo
2/18/2004 Recall it as often as you wish, a happy memory never wears out. - Libbie Fudim
2/19/2004 Service is nothing but love in work clothes. - Unknown
2/20/2004 Setting the goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan. - Tom Landry
2/23/2004 Spend more time as a human being rather than a human doing. - Patricia Russell-McCloud
2/24/2004 Strong hope is a much greater stimulant of life than any single realized joy could be. - Friedrich Nietzsche
2/25/2004 Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others. - Danny Thomas
2/26/2004 Surround yourself with the kinds of input that are uplifting, that expand your mind and settle your spirit. - Thomas Kinkade
2/27/2004 Temper is what gets us into trouble. Pride is what keeps us there. - Bits & Pieces
3/1/2004 A vision without the ability to execute is probably a hallucination. - Stephen M. Case
3/2/2004 Always keep your head up but keep your nose at a friendly level. - Unknown
3/3/2004 Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one. - Benjamin Franklin
3/4/2004 Be kind and merciful. Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier. - Mother Teresa
3/5/2004 Character isn't inherited. One builds it daily by the way one thinks and acts . . .  - Helen Gahagan Douglas
3/8/2004 Have you fifty friends? - It is not enough. Have you one enemy? - it is too much. - Italian Proverb
3/9/2004 Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls. - Thames
3/10/2004 You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.  - Friedrich Nietzsche
3/11/2004 You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. - Indira Gandhi
3/12/2004 Worrying is less work than doing something to fix the worry. Everybody wants to save the earth; nobody wants to help Mom with the dishes. - P.J. O'Rourke
3/14/2004 Nature is not only more complex than man thinks, it is more complex than man can think. - Unknown
3/15/2004 The way I see it, if you want a rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. - Dolly Parton
3/16/2004 Do not think you are on the right road just because it is a well-beaten path. - Unknown
3/17/2004 Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. - James Russell Lowell
3/18/2004 I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends. - Walt Whitman
3/19/2004 Cheerfulness and content are great beautifiers and are famous preservers of youthful looks. - Charles Dickens
3/22/2004 Failure is an event, never a person. - William D. Brown.
3/23/2004 The secret of human happiness is not in self-seeking but in self-forgetting. - Theodor Reik
3/24/2004 What you are afraid to do is a clear indicator of the next thing you need to do. - Unknown
3/25/2004 You can't see the future through a rearview mirror. - Peter Lynch
3/26/2004 Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your gold and good health have vanished. - Og Mandino
3/29/2004 A wound heals but bad words never fade. - Philippine Proverb
3/30/2004 Almost everything is more complicated than it seems, but almost nothing is hopeless. - Vincent Barnett
3/31/2004 Any time is the right to let someone know how much you care. - Bits & Pieces
4/1/2004 Challenges are stepping stones or stumbling blocks. It all depends on how you see them. - Unknown
4/2/2004 Do something. If it doesn't work, do something else. No idea is too crazy. - Jim Hightower
4/5/2004 What isn't tried won't work. - Claude McDonald
4/6/2004 You are responsible for the world you live in. - August Wilson
4/7/2004 Words are like bullets; if they escape, you can't catch them again. - African Proverb
4/8/2004 What you do for others is more important than what you do, for yourself. - Thomas Kinkade
4/9/2004 When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Unknown
4/12/2004 To leave the world a little bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived: This is to have succeeded. - Thomas Stanley
4/13/2004 To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. - Jimmy Carter
4/14/2004 There's never a wrong time to do the right thing. - Unknown
4/15/2004 There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich. - Marlene Dietrich
4/16/2004 The ultimate test of management is performance. - Peter F. Drucker
4/19/2004 The smallest actual good is better than the most magnificent promise of impossibilities. - Thomas Babington Macaulay
4/20/2004 The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to support you long enough to enable you to reach for something higher. - Thomas Henry Huxley
4/21/2004 The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. - William Arthur Ward
4/22/2004 The human Race is divided into two classes - those who go ahead and do something, and those who sit still and inquire, "Why wasn't it done the other way?" - Oliver Wendall Holmes, Jr
4/23/2004 The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. - Allan K. Chalmers
4/26/2004 A prudent person avoids unpleasant things; but a wise man overcomes them. - Michael Lipman
4/27/2004 Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records. - William Arthur Ward
4/28/2004 Always try to be a little kinder than is necessary. - James M. Barrie
4/29/2004 By your thoughts you are daily, even hourly, building your life; you are carving your destiny. - Ruth Barrick Golden
4/30/2004 Difficulties mastered are opportunities won. - Winston Churchill
5/3/2004 Energy follows thought; we move toward, but not beyond, what we can imagine. - Dan Millman
5/4/2004 Enjoy your own life without comparing it with that of another. - Marquis De Condorcet
5/5/2004 Failure seldom stops you; what stops you is the fear of failure. - Jack Lemmon
5/6/2004 For the resolute and determined there is time and opportunity. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
5/7/2004 Give not from the bottom of your purse but from the bottom of your heart. - Unknown
5/10/2004 Happiness is a by-product of an effort to make someone else happy. - Gretta Brooker Palmer
5/11/2004 If someone were to pay you 10 cents for every kind word ever spoke and collect 5 cents for every unkind word, would you be rich or poor? - Unknown
5/12/2004 If we all did the things we were capable of doing,  we would astound ourselves. - Thomas Edison
5/13/2004 In the long run you hit only what you aim at. Therefore, though you should fail immediately, you had better aim at something high. - Henry David Thoreau
5/14/2004 It is in adversity that the good show their friendship most clearly; prosperity always finds friends. - Euripides
5/17/2004 It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. - J.K. Rowling
5/18/2004 It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark. - Howard Ruff
5/19/2004 Judge a man not by the words of his mother, but from the comments of his neighbors. - Jewish Folk Saying
5/20/2004 Just remember-when you think all is lost, the future remains. - Bob Goddard
5/21/2004 Life, love, and laughter - what priceless gifts to give our children. - Phyllis Campbell Dryden
5/24/2004 We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. - W.A. Nance
5/25/2004 The great man is he who has not lost the heart of a child. - Mencius
5/26/2004 Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough. - Pierre-Augustin Caron De Beaumarchais
5/27/2004 One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than 50 preaching it. - Knute K. Rockne
5/28/2004 Common sense is not so common. - Voltaire
6/1/2004 We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make, which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. - Marion Wright Edelman
6/2/2004 Every one of us is given the gift of life, and what a strange gift it is. If it is preserved jealously and selfishly, it impoverishes and saddens. But if it is spent for others, it enriches and beautifies. - Ignazio Silone
6/3/2004 You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving. - Amy Carmichael
6/4/2004 Work hard. There is no short cut. - Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.
6/7/2004 Everything that is full of life loves change, for the characteristic of life is movement toward a new goal, and urges toward new pleasures. - Fulton J. Sheen
6/8/2004 Excellence is not an act but a habit. The things you do the most are the things you will do the best. - Marva Collins
6/9/2004 Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. - Truman Capote
6/10/2004 Failures are divided into two classes - those who thought and never did and those who did and never thought. - John Charles Salak
6/11/2004 Faith doesn't mean the absence of fear. It means having the energy to go ahead, right alongside the fear. - Sharon Salzberg
6/14/2004 Faith is not a pill you take, but a muscle you use. - Unknown
6/15/2004 Few things are impossible to diligence and skill …Great works are performed, not by strength, but perseverance. - Samuel Johnson
6/16/2004 Get a good idea and stay with it, and work it until it's done and done right. - Walt Disney
6/17/2004 God evidently does not intend us all to be rich or powerful or great, but he does intend all of us to be friends. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
6/18/2004 Happiness is not a reward; it is a consequence. - Unknown
6/21/2004 He who is outside the door already has a hard part of his journey behind him. - Dutch Proverb
6/22/2004 Love brings light into the world. - Rumi
6/23/2004 I gave you a six-word formula for success: think things through-- then follow through. - Edward V. Rickenbacker 
6/23/2004 Love is a fruit in season at all times and within the reach of every hand. - Mother Teresa
6/24/2004 Love will find a way. Indifference will find an excuse. - Unknown
6/25/2004 Money can't buy you friends; it can only rent them. - Unknown
7/12/2004 The purpose of life is a life of purpose. - Robert Byrne
7/13/2004 If you want to feel proud of yourself, you've go to DO things you can be proud of. Feelings follow actions. - Oseola McCarty
7/14/2004 The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all is the person who argues with him. - Unknown
7/15/2004 We each have a choice: to approach life as a creator or a critic, a lover or a hater, a giver or a taker. - Unknown
7/16/2004 There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. - Aldous Huxley
7/19/2004 The world belongs to the enthusiast who keeps cool. - William McFee
7/20/2004 The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at them tempting moment.  - Dorothy Nevill
7/21/2004 The most important thing in any relationship is not what you get but what you give. - Eleanor Roosevelt
7/22/2004 The greatest things ever done on earth have been done little by little. - Thomas Gutherie
7/23/2004 The first part of success is "Get-to-it-iveness"; the second part of success is "Stick-to-it-iveness." - Orison Swett Marden
7/26/2004 Don't think of it as failure. Think of it as time-released success. - Robert Orben
7/27/2004 You can't please everybody if you are going to make a difference in this world. - Melvin Chapman
7/28/2004 A man's greatest strength develops at the point when he overcomes his greatest weakness. - Elmer G. Letterman
7/29/2004 Behind every great achievement is a dreamer of great dreams. - Robert K. Greenleaf
7/30/2004 Boredom is simply the lack of imagination. - Julie O. Smith
8/2/2004 Aspiration is greater than realization, because it keeps us eternally climbing upward toward some unattained goal. - Napoleon Hill
8/3/2004 Better twice measured than once wrong. - Danish proverb
8/4/2004 Choose thy love. Love thy choice. - German Proverb
8/5/2004 Decide what you want. Decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities. Go to work. - H.L. Hunt
8/6/2004 Don't fix the blame, fix the problem. - Keith S. Pennington
8/9/2004 Don't fly into a rage unless you are prepared for a rough landing. - Bits & Pieces
8/10/2004 Endurance pierces marble. - Moroccan Proverb
8/11/2004 Every tomorrow has two handles. You can take hold of the handle of anxiety or the handle of enthusiasm. Upon your choice so will be your day. - Unknown
8/12/2004 Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. - Confucius
8/13/2004 Feel the fear, and do it anyway. - Susan Jeffers
8/16/2004 Where you love somebody a whole lot, and you know that person loves you, that's the most beautiful place in the world. - Ann Cameron
8/17/2004 You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time. - M. Scott Beck
8/18/2004 When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. - Mary Kay Ash
8/19/2004 Unshared joy is an unlighted candle. - Spanish Proverb
8/20/2004 To succeed - do the best you can, where you are, with what you have. - Unknown
8/23/2004 True friends never owe each other anything. - William Pene Du Bois
8/24/2004 Ultimately all you will have left at the end of the day is your name and reputation. Invest in them wisely and you and others will simultaneously reap the rewards. - Leonard A. Schlesinger
8/25/2004 Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind. - Austin O'Malley
8/26/2004 There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle. - Robert Alden
8/27/2004 There's no free tuition in the school of experience. - Bits & Pieces
8/30/2004 There is but one secret to success - never give up. - Ben Nighthorse Campbell
8/31/2004 There are 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
9/1/2004 There are never enough "I love you"s. - Lenny Bruce
9/2/2004 The wise judge by what they see, the foolish by what they hear. - Bits & Pieces
9/3/2004 The truth doesn't hurt unless it ought to. - B.C. Forbes
9/7/2004 The sweetest of all sounds is praise. - Xenophon
9/8/2004 The journey is the reward. - Greg Norman
9/9/2004 The errors to avoid are those that eliminate the opportunities to try again. - Lazar Goldberg
9/10/2004 Success, real success, in any endeavor demands more from an individual than most people are willing to offer - not more than they are capable of offering. - James Roche
9/13/2004 Some goals are so worthy, it's glorious even to fail. - Unknown
9/14/2004 Say what you mean, mean what you say, and do not be mean when you say it. - Meryl Runion
9/15/2004 People forget how fast you did a job - but they remember how well you did it. - Howard W. Newton
9/16/2004 Overnight success comes only after many days of hard work.B2116 - Unknown
9/17/2004 There's always tomorrow except for one time and then it doesn't matter. - George Goodrich
9/20/2004 Choose as a guide one who you will admire more when you see him act than when you hear him speak. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
9/21/2004 We have but one life - whether we spend it laughing or weeping. - Unknown
9/22/2004 You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine. - Flip Wilson
9/23/2004 What is the use of running when you are on the wrong road? - Bavarian Proverb
9/24/2004 We exist temporarily through what we take, but we live forever through what we give. - Douglas M. Lawson
9/27/2004 My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope. - Ovid
9/28/2004 Lord, grant that I may seek to comfort rather than be comforted; to love rather than to be loved. - Mother Teresa
9/29/2004 Knowledge is the food of the soul. - Plato
9/30/2004 Just as there are no little people or unimportant lives, there is no insignificant work. - Elena Bonner
10/1/2004 It's another's fault if he be ungrateful, but it is mind if I do not give. - Seneca
10/4/2004 Hold a true friend with both hands. - Nigerian Proverb
10/5/2004 Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with. - Mark Twain
10/6/2004 Find a purpose in life so big it will challenge every capacity to be at your best. - David O. McKay
10/7/2004 Expectations tend to be self-fulfilling. - Unknown
10/8/2004 Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them. - John Updike
10/11/2004 There's danger in thinking joy is a matter of location. If we can't find joy where we are, we probably won't find it anywhere. - Philip Gulley
10/12/2004 There is no statute of limitations on righting a wrong. - Bits & Pieces
10/13/2004 We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be. - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
10/14/2004 You can't begin to love and befriend your neighbors if you never talk to them.  - Charles Handy
10/15/2004 A man must seek his happiness and inward peace from objects which cannot be taken away from him. - Alexander Humbolt
10/18/2004 Better to strengthen your back than lighten your burden. - Bits & Pieces
10/19/2004 Charity sees the needs; not the cause. - German Proverb
10/20/2004 Doing little things well is a step toward doing big things better. - Harry F. Banks
10/21/2004 Every step toward improvement builds the energy that contributes to a winning mentality. - James M. Castello
10/22/2004 Forget about likes and dislikes. They are of no consequence. Just do what must be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness. - George Bernard Shaw
10/25/2004 A man may cease to be lucky, for that is beyond his control; but he should not cease to be honest. - Charles XII - King of Sweden
10/26/2004 Because it hasn't been done before, doesn't mean it can't be done. Those who are afraid to make a mistake will never make a significant achievement. - Ted Hood
10/27/2004 Chase your passion, not your pension. - Edward James Olmos
10/28/2004 Difficulties in life are intended to make us better, not bitter. - Dan Reeves
10/29/2004 Each day is a new life. Seize it. Live it. - David Guy Powers
11/1/2004 Faultfinding without suggestions for improvement is a waste of time. - Ralph C. Smedley
11/2/2004 Give to the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you. - Unknown
11/3/2004 Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it. - Salvador Dali
11/4/2004 I get up every day really humbled by the fact that there is so much that I don't know. - Ron Dellums
11/5/2004 Just when you think you've graduated from the school of experience, someone thinks up a new course. - Mary H. Waldrip
11/8/2004 Kindness is a language the dumb can speak, and the deaf can hear and understand. - Christian Bovee
11/9/2004 Learn the fine art of choosing what you will allow into your life, mind and heart on a daily basis. - Thomas Kinkade
11/10/2004 Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. - Andre Gide
11/11/2004 Never grow a wishbone … where your backbone ought to be. - Clementine Paddleford
11/12/2004 One man's "simple" is another man's "huh?" - David Stone
11/15/2004 Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk. - Bob Moawad
11/16/2004 Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible. - West Point Cadet Maxim
11/17/2004 Self-discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something and you don't talk back. - W.K. Hope
11/18/2004 Talent is never enough. With few exceptions, the best players are the hardest workers. - Magic Johnson
11/19/2004 We can choose to see life as a series of trials and tribulations, or we can choose to see life as an accumulation of treasures. - Unknown
11/22/2004 When you like someone, you like them in spite of their faults. When you love someone, you love them with their faults. - Elizabeth Cameron
11/23/2004 Words are powerful tools. Use them to help and not hurt. - Bits & Pieces
11/24/2004 Celebrate the fact that you are who you are, where you are - and affirm the inherent goodness of living by saying thank you. - Thomas Kinkade
11/29/2004 Do more than you are paid for. There are never any traffic jams on the extra miles. - Brian Tracy
11/30/2004 Do not let time pass without accomplishing something. Otherwise you will regret it when your hair turns gray. - Yue Fei
12/1/2004 Do what you love - the money will follow. - Masha Sinetar
12/2/2004 Do you know what real poverty is? It is never having a big thought or a generous impulse. - Jerome P. Fleishman
12/3/2004 Do you want to be really happy? You can start by being appreciative of who you are and what you've got - Benjamin Hoff
12/6/2004 Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk. - Doug Larson
12/6/2004 Your wealth is where your friends are. - Plautus
12/8/2004 Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
12/9/2004 Truth is all around you; what matters is where you put your focus. - Roger Von Oech
12/10/2004 Success has a simple formula: Do your best, and people may like it. - Sam Ewing
12/13/2004 Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die. - Malachy McCourt
12/14/2004 Patience is the companion of wisdom. - St. Augustine
12/15/2004 Our small efforts at kindness can change people's lives more than we will ever know. Since it takes so little time and energy to change the world for the better, why not make an effort to do it every day? - Pat Williams
12/16/2004 Nothing would be done at all if a man waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault with it. - John Henry Newman
12/17/2004 Make your plans as fantastic as you like, because 25 years from now they will seem mediocre. You will wonder why you did not make them 50 times as great. - Henry Curtis
12/20/2004 Love is a medicine for the sickness of the world; a prescription often given, too rarely taken. - Karl A. Menninger
12/21/2004 Look upon every day as the whole of life, not mere as a section; and enjoy and improve the present without wishing, through haste, to rush on to another. - Jean Paul Richter
12/22/2004 May you have the greatest two gifts of all on these holidays: Someone to love and someone who loves you. - John Sinor

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