Thoughts Sent In 2008
1/2/2008 Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. - Oprah Winfrey
1/3/2008 Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for your old age. - Booth Tarkington
1/4/2008 Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise. - Samuel Lover
1/7/2008 Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people. - Spencer Johnson
1/7/2008 Opportunity is sometimes hard to recognize if you're only looking for a lucky break.  - Monta Crane
1/8/2008 Only through curiosity can we discover opportunities and only by gambling can we take advantage of them. - Clarence Birdseye
1/9/2008 It is all too easy to speed through life with our eyes focused only on the road ahead. The challenge is scanning the horizon from time to time to determine where we are headed. - Christopher Gergen and Gregor Vanourek
1/9/2008 Only those who risk going too far will ever know how far they can go. - Good Stuff
1/10/2008 Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet. - African Proverb
1/11/2008 One should know the value of Life better than to pout about part of it away. - Hester Lynch Piozzi
1/14/2008 One of the surest ways of making a friend and influencing the opinion of another is to give consideration to his opinion. - Dale Carnegie
1/15/2008 One of the hardest things to learn in life is where your business ends and somebody else's begins. - Oscar Levant
1/16/2008 One man with courage is a majority. - Andrew Johnson
1/17/2008 One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life. - Edward B. Butler
1/18/2008 One deed is worth a thousand speeches. - American Proverb
1/20/2008 The most powerful thing you can do to change the world is to change your own beliefs about the nature of life, people and reality to something more positive . . . and begin to act accordingly. - Shakti Gawain
1/23/2008 Not merely what we do, but what we try to do and why, are the true interpreters of what we are. - C.H. Woodward
1/24/2008 Not in time, place or circumstances, but in the man lies success… - Charles B. Rouss
1/25/2008 Old age is like climbing a mountain. You climb from ledge to ledge. The higher you get the more tired and breathless you become - but your views become more extensive. - Ingrid Bergman
1/28/2008 Kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve. - Joseph Joubert
1/29/2008 Learning is not compulsory, neither is survival. - Peter Zwack
1/30/2008 Let us resolve to do the best we can with what we've got. - William Feather
1/31/2008 Life in abundance comes only through great love. - Elbert Hubbard
2/1/2008 Life is 10% of what happens to you, and 90% of how you respond to it. - unknown
2/4/2008 Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness. - James Thurber
2/5/2008 Life is full of miracles, but they're not always the ones we pray for. - Eve Arden
2/6/2008 Life is a paradise for those who love many things with a passion. - Leo Buscaglia
2/7/2008 Man is so made that when anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish. - Jean De La Fontaine
2/8/2008 Look it up - you'll remember it longer. - Michele Slung
2/11/2008 Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it. - Harry Emerson Fosdick
2/12/2008 Celebrate what you want to see more of. - Thomas J. Peters
2/13/2008 Confidence is courage at ease. - Daniel Maher
2/14/2008 Life is short. Be swift to love! Make haste to be kind! - Henri F. Amiel
2/15/2008 Live so that your friends can defend you but never have to. - Arnold H. Glasgow
2/18/2008 Looking back, we see with great clarity, and what once appeared as difficulties now reveal themselves as blessings. - Dan Millman
2/19/2008 Make good habits and they will make you. - Parks Cousins
2/20/2008 Man's biggest mistake is to believe he's working for someone else. - Nashua Cavalier
2/21/2008 Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them couldn't handle being laughed at. - Unknown
2/22/2008 Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. - Thomas Edison
2/25/2008 You success in life will be in direct proportion to what you do after you do what you are expect to do. - Brian Tracy
2/26/2008 You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can't, you do the next best thing. You back up, but you don't give up. - Chuck Yeager
2/27/2008 You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present. - Jan Glidewell
2/28/2008 Words that soak into your ears are whispered…not yelled. - Unknown
2/29/2008 Wisdom is the reward you get from a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk - Dough Larson
3/3/2008 Where there's life, there's hope. - Theocritus
3/4/2008 When you're in deep water; the best thing to do is shut your mouth. - Unknown
3/5/2008 When you have been wronged, a poor memory is your best response. - Unknown
3/6/2008 What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
3/7/2008 What comes from the heart goes to the heart. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
3/10/2008 Well-being is not found in isolation, possessions, or power itself; it usually appears while serving others. - Manuel Arango
3/11/2008 We want our minds to be clear - not so we can think clearly, but so we can be open in our perceptions. - Mary Caroline Richards
3/12/2008 We have to understand that the world can only be grasped by action, not contemplation.  - Jacob Bronowsky
3/13/2008 We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy. - Joseph Campbell
3/14/2008 We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe. - John Henry Newman
3/17/2008 Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's an experience. - Victoria Holt
3/18/2008 Never let the difficulty of the task stand as an adequate reason for not acting; force yourself to identify precisely what is to be gained in the long run by delay. In most cases you'll find you can't. - Edwin Bliss
3/19/2008 Never be afraid of throwing away what you have, if you can throw it away, it is not really yours. - R.H. Tawney
3/21/2008 My problem is I say what I'm thinking before I think what I'm saying - Laurence J. Peter
3/24/2008 My friends are my estate. - Emily Dickinson
3/25/2008 Most people see what is, and never see what can be. - Albert Einstein
3/26/2008 Much unhappiness results from our inability to remember the nice things that happen to us. - W.N. Rieger
3/27/2008 Most of the things worth doing in the world were said to be impossible before they were done. - Louis Brandeis
3/28/2008 Most of us know how to say nothing; few of us know when. - Unknown
3/31/2008 Most of the trouble in this world is caused by people wanting to be important. - T,S. Eliot
4/1/2008 Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen anyway. - Unknown
4/2/2008 More important than the quest for certainty is the quest for clarity. - Francois Gautier
4/3/2008 Memory is the one paradise out of which we cannot be driven. - Sacha Guitry
4/4/2008 May you live to be a hundred - and decide the rest for yourself. - Irish Proverb
4/7/2008 The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore. - Dale Carnegie
4/8/2008 The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. - John Burroughs
4/9/2008 The logic of words should yield to the logic of realities. - Louis D. Brandeis
4/10/2008 The lens of fear magnifies the size of uncertainty. - Charles Swindoll
4/11/2008 The happy and efficient people in this world are those who accept trouble as a normal detail of human life and resolve to capitalize on it when it comes along. - H. Bertram Lewis
4/14/2008 The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything. - LEADERSHIP ... with a human touch
4/15/2008 Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. - Helen Keller
4/16/2008 Opportunity rarely knocks on your door. Knock rather on opportunity's door if you ardently wish to enter. - B.C. Forbes
4/17/2008 Only one thing has to change for us to know happiness in our lives: where we focus our attention. The good news is that we can choose. - Greg Anderson
4/18/2008 One person with passion is better than forty who are merely interested. - Thomas K. Connellan
4/21/2008 One of the hardest lessons we have to learn in this life, and one that many persons never learn, is to see the divine, the celestial, the pure in the common, the near at hand - to see that heaven lies about us here in this world. - John Burroughs
4/22/2008 One half of life is luck, the other half is discipline -  and that's the important half, for without discipline you wouldn't know what to do with your luck. - Carl Zuckmayer
4/23/2008 Nothing determines who we will become so much as those things we choose to ignore. - Sandor Minab
4/24/2008 None of us suddenly becomes something overnight. The preparations have been in the making for a lifetime. - Gail Goodwin
4/25/2008 None of the secrets of success will work unless you do. - W.T. Grant
4/28/2008 No task is so humble that it does not offer an outlet for individuality. - William Feather
4/29/2008 No one has completed his education who has not learned to live with an insolvable problem. - Edmund j. Kiefer
4/30/2008 No one ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount of excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction. - Charles Kendall Adams
5/1/2008 No matter what level your ability, you have more potential than you can ever develop in a lifetime. - James T. McCay
5/2/2008 No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions. - Charles P. Steinmetz
5/5/2008 No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched. - George Jean Nathan
5/6/2008 No good thing is pleasant to possess without friends to share it. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
5/7/2008 No age or time of life,no position or circumstance, has  monopoly on success. Any age is the age to start doing! - Unknown
5/8/2008 Most successful men have not achieved distinction by having some new talent or opportunity presented to them. They have developed the opportunity that was at hand. - Bruce Barton
5/9/2008 Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do. - James Harvey Robinson
5/12/2008 More powerful than all the success slogans ever penned by humans is the realization for every man that he has but one boss. That boss is the man - he  - himself. - Gabriel Heater
5/13/2008 Mistakes are the portals of discovery. - James Joyce
5/14/2008 Maturity: acting your age instead of your urge. - Unknown
5/15/2008 Many a man never fails because he never tries. - Norman Macewan
5/16/2008 It is better to be wise than to seem wise. - Origen
5/19/2008 Man are all alike in their promises.  It is only in their deeds that they differ. - Moliere
5/20/2008 Love, you know, seeks to make happy rather than to be happy. - Ralph Connor
5/21/2008 Life isn't a science: we make it up as we go along. - Al Hirschfeld
5/22/2008 Let us keep our mouths shut and our pens dry until we know the facts. - Anton J. Carlson
5/23/2008 Learning is not worth a penny when courage and joy are lost along the way. - Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi
5/27/2008 Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there's love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong. - Ella Fitzgerald
5/28/2008 It's taken me all my life to understand that it is not necessary to understand everything. - Rene Coty
5/29/2008 It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. - Albert Einstein
5/30/2008 It's physically impossible to listen with your mouth open. - John Moe
6/2/2008 Great minds like to think. - Chris Burns
6/3/2008 Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. - Nathaniel Hawthone
6/4/2008 Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. - Mahatma Gandhi
6/5/2008 He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning. - Danish Proverb
6/6/2008 He who graduates today, and stops learning tomorrow, is uneducated the day after. - Newton D. Baker
6/9/2008 You don't learn to hold your own in the world by standing on guard, but by attacking and getting well hammered yourself. - George Bernard Shaw
6/10/2008 We are responsible for actions performed in response to circumstances for which we are not responsible. - Allan Massie
6/11/2008 Don't undermine you're worth by comparing yourself to others. It is because we are different that each of us is special. - Brian Dyson
6/22/2008 Love is not finding someone you can live with, it's finding someone you can't live without. - Rafel Ortiz
6/30/2008 Don't limit investing to the financial world. Invest something of yourself, and you will be richly rewarded. - Charles R. Schwab
7/1/2008 Every one of us alone has the power to direct the course of our lives by choosing what actions we will or won't take. While sometimes it's easier to believe you don't have a choice, the reality is that you always have a choice to behave differently. - Francine Ward
7/2/2008 Everyone is born "a somebody." You choose whether to stay a somebody or not by how you act.  - Don McGee
7/3/2008 Everyone who's ever taken a shower has had 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
7/7/2008 Whines are the products of sour grapes. - Unknown
7/8/2008 When you have a gift to offer, the world will make room for you. You must have patience and keep the faith. - Tyler Perry
7/9/2008 We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves; we encourage each other in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself. - Charles Lamb
7/10/2008 We become what we expect to become. Greatness can be achieved only if we expect it from ourselves and from others! - James D. Ericson
7/11/2008 We are all here for a spell; get all the good laughs you can. - Will Rogers
7/14/2008 Comparison is the death of true self-contentment. - John Powell
7/15/2008 Competition is easier to accept if you realize it is not an act of aggression or abrasion…. Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it, too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it. - Diane Sawyer
7/16/2008 Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. - Raymond Lindquist
7/17/2008 Disregard your complaints and discover your gratitude. Release your trouble and restate your blessings. - Unknown
7/18/2008 Do not worry about whether or not the sun will rise. Be prepared to enjoy it. - Unknown
8/4/2008 Don't ever promise more than you can give deliver, but always deliver more than you promise. - Lou Holtz
8/5/2008 Each small task of everyday life is part of the total harmony of the universe. - Terese of Lisieux
8/6/2008 Enthusiasm is that kindling spark which make the difference between the leaders in every activity and the laggards who put in just enough to get by. - Johann Friedrich Schiller
8/7/2008 Every age needs men who will redeem the time by living with a vision of things that are to be. - Adlai E. Stevenson
8/8/2008 Every person born in this world represents something new, something that never existed before, something original and unique. - Martin Buber
8/11/2008 Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. - Thomas Edison
8/12/2008 Experience teaches only the teachable. - Vernon Law
8/13/2008 Failure is the greatest opportunity  I have to know who I really am. - John Killinger
8/14/2008 Fear of failure and fear of the unknown are always defeated by faith. Having faith in yourself, in the process of change, and in the new direction that change sets, will reveal your own inner core of steel. - Georgette Mosbacher
8/15/2008 For every minute you are angry you lose 60 seconds of happiness. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
8/18/2008 Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why people with mediocre talent but with great inner drive go much further than people with vastly superior talent. - Sophia Loren
8/19/2008 Go for the big fish, You'll spend the same time baiting the hook. - Kevin DuPont
8/20/2008 Happiness is good health and a bad memory. - Ingrid Bergman
8/21/2008 Happy are those whose purpose has found them. - Unknown
8/22/2008 Happy memories, like a lighted candle, light the dark places of later life. - Ruth Smeltzer
8/25/2008 You have to decide for yourself what you really want. Walk as if you know where you're going. - Cathie Black
8/26/2008 You don't need to be sick to get better. - Unknown
8/27/2008 You don't have to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth to end up at the end of the golden rainbow. - Dianne Wilkerson
8/28/2008 You can't solve a problem until you admit you have it. - RWL
8/29/2008 Years do not make sages, they only make old men … some even before their time. - Og Mandino
9/2/2008 Who, being loved, is poor? - Oscar Wilde
9/3/2008 When you want something in life, you have to focus. - Rosalyn McMillan
9/4/2008 When you meet a man, you judge him by his clothes; when you leave, you judge him by his heart. - Russian Proverb
9/5/2008 When you do all you can to enable others to have great moments, you'll be blessed with some matchless moments yourself. - E.H. Kinney
9/8/2008 When duty calls, that is when character counts. - William Safire
9/9/2008 One must not lose desires. They are mighty stimulants to creativeness, to love, and to long life. - Alexander A. Bogomoletz
9/10/2008 Once in a while it really strikes people that they don't have to live in the way they have been told to. - Alan Keightl
9/11/2008 Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act. - Maxwell Maltz
9/12/2008 Of all the passions fear weakens judgement most. - Cardinal De Retz
9/15/2008 Don't Complain, just work harder. - Randy Pausch
9/16/2008 Don't dwell on your mistakes. Get it right the next time. - Kirk Speraw
9/17/2008 Dreams are … illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you. - Marsha Norman
9/18/2008 Every one minute you spend in planning will save you at least three minutes in execution. - Crawford Greenwald
9/19/2008 Failure to recognize possibilities is the most dangerous and common mistake one can make. - Mae Jemison
9/22/2008 When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail. - Abraham Maslow
9/23/2008 A lot of people want a shortcut. I find the best shortcut is the long way, which is basically two words: work hard. - Randy Paush
9/24/2008 Your dream is not big enough if it doesn't scare you.   - Mathias Schmelz
9/25/2008 You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. - Dianne Feinstein
9/26/2008 Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike. - Alexander Hamilton
9/29/2008 No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world. - Tom Schulman
9/30/2008 No man is rich enough to buy back his past. - Oscar Wilde
10/1/2008 No man fails who does his best . . .  - Orson Swett Marden
10/2/2008 No date on the calendar is as important as tomorrow. - Roy W. Howard
10/3/2008 Never say more than is necessary. - Richard Brinsley Sheridan
10/6/2008 Wield love as your only weapon, and you will place yourself on the path to self-mastery, bountiful blessings, and the perfect peace we are all longing for. - Susan L. Taylor
10/7/2008 Where you will sit when you are old shows where you stood in youth. - Yoruba Proverb
10/8/2008 When you follow your bliss, doors will open…where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else. - Joseph Campbell
10/9/2008 When we accept tough jobs as a challenge to your ability and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen. - Arland Gilbert
10/10/2008 When prosperity comes, do not use all of it. - Confucius
10/13/2008 Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. - Margaret Mead
10/14/2008 My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions but in the fewness of my wants. - J. Brotherton
10/15/2008 My own experience has taught me this: If you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured, it may never arrive. Mountains will not be crossed, races won, or lasting happiness achieved. - Maurice Chevalier
10/16/2008 My best advice: Fall in love with what you do for a living. - George Burns
10/17/2008 Most of the world's useful work is done by people who are pressed for time, or are tired, or don't feel well. - Unknown
10/20/2008 More people are flattered into virtue than bullied out of vice. - Robert Smith Surtees
10/21/2008 Measure what is measurable, and make measurable what is not so. - Galileo
10/22/2008 Many things are lost for the want of asking. - English Proverb
10/23/2008 Make the most of every failure. Fall forward. - Unknown
10/24/2008 Look at a day when you are supremely satisified at the end. It's not the day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's the day when you had everything to do, and you've done it. - Lord Acton
10/27/2008 Your mind is like a tree that grows, it is not a jar to be filled. - Chinese Proverb
10/28/2008 Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. - Richard Bach
10/29/2008 If you are not getting as much from life as you want to, then examine the state of your enthusiasm. - Norman Vincent Peale
10/30/2008 If you are all wrapped up in yourself, you are overdressed. - Kate Halverson
10/31/2008 We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be. - May Sarton
11/3/2008 So much sadness exists in the world that we are all under obligation to contribute as much joy as lies within our powers. - John Sutherland Bonnell
11/4/2008 The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. - Albert Ellis
11/5/2008 The biggest trouble maker you'll probably ever have to deal with watches you from the mirror each morning. - Unknown
11/6/2008 The closer one gets to the top, the more one finds there is no "top." - Nancy Barcus
11/7/2008 The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one. - Seneca
11/10/2008 The day people stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. - Colin Powell
11/11/2008 The desire of perfection is the worst disease that ever afflicted the human mind. - Louis Marquis De Fontanes
11/12/2008 The difference between greatness and mediocrity is often how an individual views a mistake. . . - Nelson Boswell
11/13/2008 The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another's lapses. - David Storey
11/14/2008 The good that men do lives on after them. - Ruth Gordon
11/17/2008 The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is no in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone. - Orson Swett Marden
11/18/2008 Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere. - Carl Sagan
11/19/2008 If you're going to play the game properly, you'd better know every rule. - Barbara Jordan
11/20/2008 If you want to motivate people, show them first how highly motivated you are. I always want people to work with me, not for me. - Billy Cunningham
11/21/2008 If you let others dictate how you feel, you're going to be pretty miserable. Danny Wuerffel
11/24/2008 If you don't know what you want, you won't recognize it when you get it. - Unknown
11/25/2008 If you do the very best you can, the future will take care of itself. - George Mitchell
11/26/2008 Remember that not to be happy is not to be grateful. - Elizabeth Carter

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