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Quotes and Thoughts

“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something.” – Plato

Even a broken watch is right twice a day!

Learn to be the rider, not the horse…

Moving fast is not the same as going somewhere…

The hard thing about business is minding your own…

If you can laugh at it, then you can live with it…

Creditors have better memories than debtors…

Young men with a mind for avenge need little encouragement; they need guidance…

You don’t demand respect, you earn it…

To the skilled it is profitable; to the unskilled it is dangerous…

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” — John Wooden

The evidence of a lazy mind is the irresponsible use of professional jargon…

“Men’s faults do seldom to themselves appear.” — Shakespeare

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” — Yogi Berra

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer everybody else up.” — Mark Twain

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” — Will Rogers

“The things which hurt, instruct.” — Ben Franklin

“Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.” — Honore’ de Balzac

The road to success is always under construction…

Confidence borders on cockiness… Which side are you on? — MEL

“Ain’t no chance if you don’t take it.” — Guy Clark

“The Internet is like Darwinism on steroids. You evolve or get eliminated.” — Raul Fernandez

Learn from the Past – Live in the Present – Plan for the Future

“He who stops being better stops being good.” – Oliver Cromwell

“One man with courage makes a majority.” — Andrew Jackson

Well done is better than well said…

“Character is destiny” — Heraclitus

“Don’t brood on what’s past, but don’t forget it either.” — Thomas H. Raddal

“Too much of a good thing is just right.” — Jerry Garcia

The best way to double your money is to fold it back up in your pocket…

Don’t wait until to many tomorrows are today…

Don’t wait to learn that more is less…

“The wise and moral man shines like a fire on a hilltop” — The Pali Canon

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” – Joseph Campbell

“He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.” — Francis Bacon

“The crisis of yesterday is the joke of tomorrow.” — H. G. Wells

“The ballot is stronger than the bullet.” – Abraham Lincoln

“You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough.” — Joe E. Lewis

“Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.” — Longfellow

Birds have bills too… but they keep on singing…

Remember… He who can, does…

A donut without a hole is a danish…

A window of opportunity doesn’t open by itself…

Much can be accomplished if you don’t care who gets the credit…

To err is human, but to really screw up you need a computer…

A window of opportunity seldom opens twice…

If the #2 pencil is the most popular, why is it still #2?

“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something.” – Plato

If you want a nice neighbor, be one…

It’s never to late to be nice…

Success has a thousand fathers, while failure is an orphan.

Freedom is not free!

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.” — Robert Frost

Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” — Mark Twain (1835-1910)

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A man who is afraid to make mistakes is unlikely to make anything.” — Monty Python (John Cleese)

“We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” — Winston Churchill

“The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.” — Albert Einstein

“The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. When in a state of security he does not forget the possibility of ruin. When all is orderly, he does not forget that disorder may come. Thus his person is not endangered, and his States and all their clans are preserved.” — Confucius

“Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after.” — George Orwell

“It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.” — Earl Warren

“We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.” — Aesop

“60% of the time is works every time” — Ron Burgundy Movie

“Son, always tell the truth. Then you’ll never have to remember what you said the last time.” — Sam Rayburn

“Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time.” — Steven Wright

“Incompetents invariably make trouble for people other than themselves.” — Larry McMurtry in “Lonesome Dove”

“A good reputation is more valuable than money.” — Publius Syrus

“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” — Thomas Jefferson

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” — Indian proverb

“Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards; if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book. — Ronald Reagan

“He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.” — Harold Wilson

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” — JFK

“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.” — Herm Albright

“When you play, play hard; when you work, don’t play at all.” — Theodore Roosevelt

“It’s a story about losing yourself in a lie to the point that you become the lie.” — Samuel L. Jackson – Resurrecting the Champ

Remember…in the end…all lies lead to the truth…

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” — Thomas H. Huxley

“There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change.” — Euripides

Even a raging forest fire eventually loses its energy and burns out… Keep hope alive…

“You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” — Wayne Gretzky

“You never know who is swimming naked until the tide goes out.” — Warren Buffet

“You’ve got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.” — Yogi Berra

Mele Kalikimaka and Hau’oli Makahiki Hou (That’s Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year for you non-Hawaiians or Haoles)

“Yesterday Is History, Tomorrow A Mystery. Today Is A Gift, That’s why It’s Called The Present. Savor Every Moment, for Life Is Not A Dress Rehearsal…”

“In life, sometimes everyone loses…recognize it and minimize the impact…don’t make your losses worse.” — MEL

“What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.” — John Ruskin (1819 – 1900)

He who accuses is most often the offender…

“You can’t make a weak man strong by making a strong man weak” — Abraham Lincoln

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” — Henry Ford

“You only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out.” — Warren Buffett

“Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent.” — Marilyn Von Savant

“All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” — Alexis the Tocqueville

“The most terrifying words in the English language are; I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” — Ronald Reagan

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” — Albert Einstein

“The world of achievement has always belonged to the optimist.” — J. Harold Wilkins

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” – John Wooden

“If we are not careful, we are going to end up in the direction we’re headed!”

“God speaks to the ears of every heart, but it is not every heart that hears him.” — Bowl of Saki by Hazrat Inayat Khan

“It is mistrust that misleads; sincerity always leads straight to the goal.” — Bowl of Saki by Hazrat Inayat Khan

“He who wants to understand, will understand.” — Bowl of Saki by Hazrat Inayat Khan

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” — Abraham Lincoln

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” — Benjamin Franklin

“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.” — Peter Drucker

“Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.” — Pope John Paul II

“If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Ceremonies are important. But our gratitude has to be more than visits to the troops, and once-a-year Memorial Day ceremonies. We honor the dead best by treating the living well.” — Jennifer M. Granholm

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” — Nelson Mandela

“Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” — Henry David Thoreau

“When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this – you haven’t.” — Thomas A. Edison

“If you’re not fired with enthusiasm, you’ll be fired with enthusiasm!” — Vince Lombardi

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” — Albert Einstein

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to ones courage.” — Anais Nin

“If what you did yesterday still looks big today, you haven’t done much today.” — Lou Holtz

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” — Pablo Picasso

“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.” — Maya Angelou

“We shall not cease from exploration/And the end of all our exploring/Will be to arrive where we started/And know the place for the first time.” — T. S. Eliot