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* "Success is the ability to go from one failure to another
with no loss of enthusiasm."
-Sir Winston Churchill

* "What makes someone a winner, is not being afraid to lose."

* "In devastation, there is opportunity."
- Carlton Brown, Commodities Trader (commenting on aftermath of 9/11 attacks)

* "[Inventing is] one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration."
- Thomas Edison

* "Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it."
- Henry David Thoreau

* "Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."
- Goethe

* "Do or do not. There is no try."
- Yoda

* "The important thing is to do good work, no matter what medium you do it in."
- Roy Scheider (1933 - 2008)

* "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act,
but a habit."
- Aristotle

* "The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go
beyond them into the impossible."
- Arthur C. Clarke

* "We are not endeavoring to get ahead of others, but to surpass ourselves."
- Hugh B. Brown

* "Here's my strategy on the Cold War: We win; they lose."
- Ronald Reagan

* "I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying
to please everybody."
- Bill Cosby

* "Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently."
- Henry Ford

* "The way to succeed is to double your failure rate."
- Thomas John Watson, President IBM

* "There are 3 types of people symbolised within an ice skating rink: (1) those
who are afraid of risk-taking and who just want to be comfortable, sitting in
the stands or behind glass sipping hot chocolate; (2) those who are willing to
take risks and who cling tightly to the side-rails in the rink but who are never
quite able to let go and fully experience the unknown; and (3) those who embrace
risk-taking and the thrill of unknown new experiences by skating on their own...
getting up each time they fall."
- Jason Cole, 2/2009

* "Would you like me to give you a formula for...success? It's quite
simple, really. Double your rate of failure... You're thinking of
failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all... You can be
discouraged by failure, or you can learn from it. So go ahead and
make mistakes. Make all you can. Because, remember, that's where
you'll find success-- on the far side of failure."
- Thomas John Watson, President of IBM

* "One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar."
- Helen Keller

* "Only a mediocre person is always at his best."
- Somerset Maugham

* "If you don't drive your business, you will be driven out of business."
- B.C. Forbes

* "In business, the competition will bite you if you keep running.
If you stand still, they will swallow you."
- William S. Knudson, former chairman, General Motors

* "Too much of a good thing can be wonderful."
- Mae West

* "The greatest enemy of tomorrow's success is sometimes today's success."
- John Maxwell

* "You have to think anyway, so why not think big?"
- Donald Trump

* "My goal for you is to make you unemployable."
- James Smith, Real Estate Investing Tycoon

* "There ain't no rules around here. We're trying to accomplish something."
- Thomas Edison

* "I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the
formula for failure which is: Try to please everybody."
- Herbert Bayard Swope

* "Who begins too much accomplishes little."
- German Proverb

* "There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the
company from the chairman on down simply by spending his money somewhere else."
- Sam Walton, Founder, Walmart

* "How do you bring an elephant to the ground? Small bites.
That's what I'm doing. Small bites."
- Liam Grant, 1/2005, father who's fighting drug manuf. Roche for recall of
acne drug Accutane, which he believes led to his son's depression and
suicide, by spending $1M of his retirement funds for Accutane research

* The 80/20 principle: In many situations it's the first 20 percent of the
effort that contributes 80 percent of the benefit. Focusing first on the
20 percent of your customers that are most desirable often yields 80 percent
of the profit. The lesson is simple but powerful: The quality of your
impact often matters much more than the quantity of your activities.
The same principle applies to your career.
- Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto (1848-1923)

* *** 21 Suggestions for Success by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. ****

(1) Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery.
(2) Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent.
(3) Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
(4) Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
(5) Be forgiving of yourself and others.
(6) Be generous.
(7) Have[cultivate] a grateful heart.
(8) Persistence, persistence, persistence.
(9) Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary.
(10) Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.
(11) Commit yourself to constant improvement [kaizan].
(12) Commit yourself to quality.
(13) Understand that happiness is not based on possessions [or lack thereof], power or prestige,
but on relationships with people you love and respect.
(14) Be loyal.
(15) Be honest.
(16) Be a self-starter.
(17) Be decisive even if it means you'll sometimes be wrong.
(18) Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life.
(19) Be bold and courageous [take more risks]. When you look back on your life, you'll regret
the things you didn't do more than the ones you did.
(20) Take good care of those you love.
(21) Don't do anything that wouldn't make your Mom proud.

* "Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind --
even if your voice shakes."
- Maggie Kahn

* "Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong."
- Peter T. McIntyre

* "If you don't like something, change it; if you can't change it,
change the way you think about it."
- Mary Engelbreit

* "You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going,
because you might not get there."
- Yogi Berra

* "It is not enough to be industrious; so are the ants.
What are you industrious about?"
- Henry David Thoreau

* "How dull it is to pause, to make an end.
To rust unburnished. Not to shine in use."
- Tennyson

* "Hindsight is much more accurate than foresight, but not as valuable."
- Gen. A.J. Goodpaster, US Army

* "The noblest search is the search for excellence."
- Lyndon B. Johnson

* "Only foolish people are completely secure."
- John Kenneth Galbraith, Economist

* "The past always looks better than it was.
It's only pleasant because it isn't here."
- Finley Peter Dunne

* "Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity.
They seem more afraid of life than death."
- James F. Byrnes, Politician

* "We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."
- Winston Churchill

* "Sometimes the legacy you leave behind is the vision you inspire in others."
- actress in 'Kinky Boots', 2005

* "I would rather die with failures, than die with [unrealised] potential."
- Michael Drew, millionaire options trader, 8/25/2005

* "Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged,
for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."
- Joshua 1:9

* "The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity.
The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty."
- Winston Churchill

* "Men and women fail in their life, not for lack of ability, or brains,
but simply because they have never organized their energies around a
central goal."
- Elmer Wheeler (inventer of incorporating 'pop psychology' into sales
techniques- e.g. "sell the sizzle, not the steak")

* "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem
as a nail."
- Abraham Maslow

* "The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that,
you've got it made."
- Groucho Marx (1890-1977)

* "All my life I've wanted to be someone; I guess I should have been more specific."
- Jane Wagner/Lily Tomlin (1939- )

* "Act in the valley so that you need not fear those who stand on the hill."
- Danish proverb

* "Lots of times you have to pretend to join a parade in which you're not
really interested in order to get where you're going."
- Christopher Darlington Morley (1890-1957)

* "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."
- Albert Einstein

* "If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound
- Thomas Edison

* "Significance cannot be achieved without surrender."
- David Novak, CEO/President Yum! Brands Inc., 11/18/2004

* "If you want something you've never had, you'll have to do something you've
never done."
- Caz McCaslin, President, Upward Unlimited, 11/18/2004

* "The meek shall inherit the earth. The rest of us are going to the stars."
- Peter Diamandis, space exploration visionary, co-founder of Zero Gravity Corp.,
founder of International Space University (Strasbourg, France),
& X-prize originator

* "No one knows where we are going, the aim of life has been forgotten,
the end has been left behind. Man has set out at tremendous speed-
to go nowhere."
- Jacques Ellul, French historian

* "There are two times in a man's life when he should not speculate -
when he cannot afford it, and when he can."
- Mark Twain

* "Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother
just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be
better than yourself."
- William Faulkner

* "We are prone to judge success by the index of salaries or the size
of our automobiles rather than by the quality of our service and
responsibility to mankind."
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

* "Every great and commanding movement is the triumph of enthusiasm.
Nothing great was ever achieved without it."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

* "I have four things to learn in life: to think clearly without hurry
or confusion; to love everybody sincerely; to act in everything
with the highest motives; to trust in God unhesitatingly."
- Albert Schweitzer

* "My prayer for humanity is that we would pursue truth and put aside ego--
that we could commit to justice and not defend turf."
- from Scott Kelley (may have originated elsewhere)

* "Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive."
- Elbert Hubbard

* "I always [or "often"] walk slowly, but I never walk backwards."
- Abraham Lincoln

* "An optimist may see a light where there is none,
but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?"
- Michel de Saint-Pierre

* "No thing great is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes
or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that
there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen."
- Epictetus

* "Live like you'll die tomorrow....
die knowing you'll live forever."
- Rich Mullins

* "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men
to do nothing."
- Edmund Burke

* "The best way to fight terrorism is to live your life fearlessly and unfettered."
- Jason Cole

* "In a defining moment, you set your fears aside long enough to catch
a glimpse of a future that could be yours."
- Herr Cole, 9/30/03

* "If we really want to live, we'd better start at once to try;
if we don't it doesn't matter, we'd better start to die."
- W. H. Auden

* "The smile of God is the goal of your life."
- Rick Warren, "The Purpose Driven Life"

* "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are."
- Anais Nin

* "The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder-- a waif,
a nothing, a no man."
- Thomas Carlyle

* "Worrying is the interest paid on a debt you may not owe."
- unknown

* "The greatest tragedy is not death, but life without purpose."
- Rick Warren, "The Purpose Driven Life"

* "Unfortunately, those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it."
- Rick Warren, "The Purpose Driven Life"

* "All men die. Only a few ever live."
- Mel Gibson, "Braveheart"

* "If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average."
- M. H. Alderson

* "Regret for the things we did can be tempered with time.
It is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable."
- Sydney J. Harris

* "I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community,
and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever
I can. The harder I work, the more I live....Life is no brief
candle for me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I got hold
of for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as I can
before turning it over to future generations."
- George Bernard Shaw

* "This is the true joy of life: the being used up for a purpose recognized
by yourself as a mighty one; being a force of nature instead of a feverish,
selfish little clot of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world
will not devote itself to making you happy."
- George Bernard Shaw

* "The day we stop resisting our instincts, we'll have learned how to live."
- Frederico Garcia Lorca, 1933

* "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the
moments that take our breath away."
<OR> "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the
number of moments that take our breath away."
- ~Author Unknown~

* "Love like you've never been hurt
dance like one one's watching
live like there's no tomorrow."
- Payless Car Rental Internet promo [6/27/03 via "www.orbitz.com"]
[ See also similar Mark Twain quote under HAPPINESS ]

* "Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Live like it's Heaven on Earth."
- Variant of Payless Car Rental Internet Promo

* "The works of the builder will outlast the works of the destroyer."
- Placard in Wash., D.C., with author listed as "Isaiah"

* "Live free or die, for death is not the worst of evils."
- New Hampshire state motto [paraphrase?, orig. source?].

* "Nothing is worth more than this day."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

* "The moments I truly live are the moments when I act with my entire will."
- 11/4/2002 James 4:8 Devotional; author unknown

* "Always do what is right. This will surprise some people and astonish the rest."
- Mark Twain (Samual Langhorn Clements)

* [Creating opportunities through insight, intuition, and imagination]...vision...
is more than seeing what is. It is seeing what could be."
- www.fitchww.com [British Airways in-flight mag. advert, July 2002]

* "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible
to the eye."
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

* Two stonecutters were asked what they were doing. The first said, "I'm cutting
the stone into blocks." The second replied, "I'm on a team building a cathedral."

* "Excellence is never an accident."
- H. Jackson Brown

* "The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to
excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor."
- Vince Lombardi

* "Some goals are so worthy, it's glorious even to fail."
- unknown

* "Man's mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimension."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

* "You see things that are and say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were and
say, 'Why not?'
- George Bernard Shaw

* "Imagination is more important than knowledge. To raise new questions, new
possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative
imagination and marks real advance in science."
- Albert Einstein

* "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity."
- Albert Einstein

* "Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing
is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded
genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated
failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
- Calvin Coolidge

* "Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go."
- William Feather

* "Laugh at yourself first before anyone else can."
- Elsa Maxwell

* "We must overcome the notion that we must be regular...it robs you of the chance
to be extraordinary and leads you to the mediocre..."
- Uta Hagen

* "The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The
man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been."
- Alan Ashley-Pitt

* "Everything that we do is insignificant...and...it is very important that we
do it!"
- Mahatma Gandhi

* "The same thinking and actions that created our problems cannot be used to
solve them."
- Albert Einstein

* "It's easy to see things you're lookin' for. The trick is to see things
you're not looking for."
- Texas "Bix" Bender: "Don't Squat With Your Spurs On"

* "We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through
the hut comforting others giving away their last piece of bread. They may
have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can
be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms - to choose
one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way."
- Viktor Frankl (holocaust concentration camp survivor)

* "When you were born you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such
a manner that when you die the world cries and you rejoice."
- [Native American saying], Thomas B. Macaulay, "Quotes and Quips"

* "The enemy of 'great' is 'good' [or 'slothfulness', or 'mediocrity']."
- Michael Drew, millionaire options trader, 8/25/2005


* "The problem with education is school."
- Mark Twain

* "In the first place God made idiots; That was for practice;
Then He made school boards."
- Mark Twain

* "Data is like garbage. You'd better know what you are going to do
with it before you collect it."
- attributed to Mark Twain

* "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."
- Albert Einstein

* "What is not on paper has not been said."
- anonymous

* "Man's mind is his basic tool of survival. Life is given to him,
survival is not. His body is given to him, its sustenance is not.
His mind is given to him, its content is not. To remain alive, he
must act, and before he can act, he must know the nature and purpose
of his action. He cannot obtain his food without knowledge of food
and of the way to obtain it. He cannot dig a ditch- or build a
cyclotron- without knowledge of his aim and the means to achieve it.
To remain alive, he must think. But to think is an act of choice."
- Atlas Shrugged


* "Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans."
- John Lennon

* "Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow."
- Mark Twain

* "Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation...
even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind."
- Leonardo da Vinci

* "Procrastination is too expensive."
- Michael Drew, millionaire options trader, 8/25/2005

* "I'm sorry this letter is so long; I didn't have time to write a short one."
- Mark Twain

* "Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over
if you just sit there."
- Will Rogers


* "[The study of] Philosophy is akin to a blind man in a dark cellar at
midnight trying to find a black cat that doesn't exist."
- unknown (friend of minister Jon Weece, Lexington, KY)

* "None are more hopelessly lost than those who falsely believe they are free."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

* "It occurred to me that being an artist is a great deal like being a dictator.
Just like a dictator, I must live in a closed loop of self-delusion. A place
where my words and ideas always ring true. A gilded daydream of grandiosity.
There can be no room for doubt. I must be convinced that I have something
vital to say. I must believe that the world is waiting in keen anticipation
to hear my message."
- Allen King, April 2011


* "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
-Albert Einstein

* "Our greater glory lies not in never having fallen, but rising when we fall.”
- Confucious

* "Our real problem is not our strength today; it is the vital necessity of action today to
ensure our strength tomorrow."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

* "A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a
'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble."
-M. Gandhi

* "Isn’t constructive resistance better than impotent rage?"
Blog posting by Steve, Charleston, WV : December 11, 2007 4:24 pm

* "It's not the size of the dog in the fight;
it's the size of the fight in the dog."
- Mark Twain

* "'Perfect' is the enemy of 'good enough'."
- Meg Whitman, CEO, E-bay

* "Life is like riding a bicycle. You don't fall off unless you
stop pedaling."
- Anonymous

* "'Try' finds ability."
- screenwriter for HBO series, 'Deadwood'

* "Victory belongs to the most persevering."
- Napoleon

* "Never tell a young person that something cannot be done.
God may have been waiting centuries for somebody ignorant enough of
the impossible to do that thing."
- John Andrew Holmes

* "A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still."
- Dale Carnegie

* "Patience and perserverance will accomplish more in this world than a
brilliant dash. Remember that when something goes wrong."
- Dale Carnegie

* "A good idea is like a wheelbarrow; it will go nowhere unless you push it."
- J. Jacobson

* "Beware of those who stand aloof
And greet each venture with reproof;
The world would stop if things were run
By men who say, "It can't be done."
- Unknown

* "I am confident in my ability to successfully succeed."
- SpongeBob Squarepants

* "You condition yourself to be able to try to deal with something like
this, and then all of the sudden, the world instantly changed from
despair to joy because it’s amazing how important communication is
between human beings." [2/11/2005]
- Jim Scantlin, whose 38 year old daughter Sarah suddenly regained
her memory and formed words for the 1st time since being hit
by a drunk driver while walking to her car in 1984

* "Don't wait to be led...do it yourself, person to person."
- Mother Theresa

* "Peace takes courage too."
- bumper sticker

* "Find out just what any people will quietly submit to, and you have the
exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them."
- Frederick Douglass

* "I have wondered at times about what the Ten Commandments would have
looked like if Moses had run them through the U.S. Congress."
- Ronald Reagan

* "The taxpayer: that's someone who works for the federal government
but doesn't have to take the civil service examination."
- Ronald Reagan

* "The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth
is a government program."
- Ronald Reagan

* "Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short
phrases: If it moves, tax it; if it keeps moving, regulate it;
and if it stops moving, subsidize it."
- Ronald Reagan

* "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught
in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of
destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, 4/16/63

* "The creation of tension [is] part of the work of the nonviolent-
resister...I have earnestly opposed violent tension, but there is
a type of constructive, nonviolent tension which is necessary for
growth. Just as Socrates felt that it was necessary to create a
tension in the mind so that individuals could rise from the bondage
of myths and half-truths to the unfettered realm of creative
analysis and objective appraisal, so must we see the need for
nonviolent gadflies to create the kind of tension in society that
will help men rise from the dark depths of prejudice and racism
to the majestic heights of understanding and brotherhood."
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, 4/16/63

* "Privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily.
Individuals may see the moral light and voluntarily give up their
unjust posture; but...groups tend to be more immoral than
individuals....freedom is never voluntarily given by the
oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed."
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, 4/16/63

* "There are two types of laws: just and unjust....One has not
only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws.
Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust
laws. I would agree with St. Augustine that 'an unjust law
is no law at all'....Any law that uplifts human personality
is just. Any law that degrades human personality is unjust."
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, 4/16/63

* "...sin is separation. Is not segregation an existential
expresssion of man's tragic separation, his awful estrangement,
his terrible sinfulness?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, 4/16/63

* "I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience
tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of
imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community
over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest
respect for law."
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, 4/16/63

* "...the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward
freedom is...the white moderate, who is more devoted to 'order'
than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the
absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence
of justice...who paternalistically believes he can set the
timetable for another man's freedom....Shallow understanding
from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute
misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance
is much more bewildering than outright rejection."
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, 4/16/63

* "...law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice
and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously
structured dams that block the flow of social progress."
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, 4/16/63

* "Injustice must be exposed, with all the tension its exposure
creates, to the light of human conscience and the air of
national opinion before it can be cured."
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, 4/16/63

* "We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the
hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the
appalling silence of the good people."
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, 4/16/63

* "The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what
kind of extremists we will be. Will we be extremists for
hate or for love? Will we be extremist for the preservation
of injustice or for the extension of justice?...Perhaps the
South, the nation and the world are in dire need of creative
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, 4/16/63

* "So often the contemporary church is a weak, ineffectual voice
with an uncertain sound. So often it is an archdefender of the
status quo. Far from being disturbed by the presence of the
church, the power structure of the average community is
consoled by the church's silent-- and often even vocal--
sanction of things as they are."
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, 4/16/63

* "If today's church does not recapture the sacrificial spirit of
the early church, it will lose its authenticity, forfeit the
loyalty of millions, and be dismissed as an irrelevant social
club with no meaning for the twentieth century."
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, 4/16/63

* "The means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek."
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail, 4/16/63

* "It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established
authorities are wrong."
-Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694-1778)

* "A spiritual leader moves people onto God's agenda."
- Henry T. Blackaby, "Experiencing God" author, 11/18/2004

* "Leaders must display their humanness. Those under their authority
must be empowered & have the courage to engage in honest dialogue."
- Patrick Lencioni, 11/18/04, paraphrase from "Lead Like Jesus" conf.

* "Great leaders today increase the meaning content (fun, dignity) of a job.
In a customer environment, it's asking 'What can I do to serve you?'
Jesus started with others' needs & then worked towards what he
would do for them."
- David Novak, CEO/President Yum! Brands Inc., 11/18/2004

* "With regards to a vision about the future, leaders focus on the horizon;
whereas, managers focus on the terrain."
- "Lead Like Jesus" conference; Louisville, KY; 11/18/2004

* "Indecisiveness is the 'ready, aim,..aim,...aim' syndrome."
- "Lead Like Jesus conference; Louisville, KY; 11/18/2004

* "Anonymity is a shield from the tyranny of the majority. It thus
exemplifies the purpose behind the Bill of Rights, and of the First
Amendment in particular: to protect unpopular individuals from retaliation --
and their ideas from suppression -- at the hand of an intolerant society."
"At least in the field of literary endeavor, the interest in having
anonymous works enter the marketplace of ideas unquestionably outweighs
any public interest in requiring disclosure as a condition of entry...
an author's decision to remain anonymous, like other decisions concerning
omissions or additions to the content of a publication, is an aspect of
the freedom of speech protected by the First Amendment."
- McIntyre v. Ohio Elections Comm'n (93-986), 514 U.S. 334 (1995)

* "The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become
the instruments of tyranny at home.
- James Madison (www.lexbordc.org)

* "We have staked the whole of all our political institutions upon the
capacity of mankind for self-government, upon the capacity of each
and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain
ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God."
- James Madison, 4th President and "Father of Our Constitution"

* "They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
-Benjamin Franklin (www.lexbordc.org)

* "It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible."
- George Washington

* "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation
was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religions but
on the Gospel of Jesus Christ."
- Patrick Henry

* "The key to becoming an effective leader is not to focus on making other
people follow, but on making yourself the kind of person they want to follow.
You must become one others can trust to take them where they want to go.
As you prepare yourself to become a better leader, use the following
guidelines to help you grow: 1) let go of your ego; 2) Become a good
follower first; 3) build positive relationships; 4) work for excellence;
5) rely on discipline, not emotion; 6) MAKE ADDING VALUE YOUR GOAL; and
7) give your power away."
- John C Maxwell, "The Right to Lead"

* "Few things will pay bigger dividends than the time and trouble you take
to understand people. Almost nothing will add more to your stature as
an executive and a person. Nothing will give you greater satisfaction
or bring you happiness."
- Kienzle & Dare


* "It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession.
I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first."
- Ronald Reagan

* "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

* "No arsenal, or no weapons in the arsenals of the world, is so
formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."
- Ronald Reagan

* "The consequence of [significant redirection in science funding toward the
development of systems of mass surveillance] could be the adoption of systems...
unrelated to any terrorist threats. This will give the government sweeping
new capability to monitor private life and thus diminish the freedom and
liberty of Americans...Too much money is spent today on systems of mass
surveillance; too little is spent on understanding the social consequences."
"The American public has repeatedly made clear that it does not support the
establishment of vast systems of public surveillance. Yet our science agencies
and many of our top researches are now pursuing precisely this mission.
We believe this must change."
- 10/16/04 open letter from former winners of the CPSR Norbert Wiener Award:


* "I learned...that humility is sure[ly] the key to wisdom. It unlocks
the door to letting God speak to one."
- Clement S. Dachet

* "Wisdom has two parts: (1) having much to say; and (2) not saying it."
- unknown

* "Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what
happens to you."
- Aldous Huxley


* "It is the nature of man as he grows older...to protest against change,
particularly change for the better."
- John Steinbeck

* "Come, my friends. 'Tis not too late to seek a newer world."
- Tennyson

* "The only sense that is common in the long run is the sense of change--
and we all instinctively avoid it."
- E.B. White

* "Change—before you have to."
- Jack Welch

* "The greatest change comes on the edge of chaos."
- Author Unknown

* "We must become the change we want to see."
- Gandhi

* "Change is like fire-- if uncontrolled, it will consume us."
- Franklin Roosevelt


* "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.
If you think about that, you'll do things differently."
- Warren Buffett

* "Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with
incredible swiftness."
- Faith Baldwin

* "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of
comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge
and controversy."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

* "It is a sad fate for a man to die too well known to everybody else
but still unknown to himself."
- Francis Bacon

* "It is dangerous to be sincere, unless you are also stupid."
- George Bernard Shaw

* "Truth in love always heals a broken heart."
- Joseph, Lexington, KY

* "Hollywood is like Washington, D.C. It's a city of compromise."
- William Adams, 2004, former TV/Hollywood producer

* "The last temptation is the greatest treason: To do the right deed
for the wrong reason."
- T.S. Eliot

* "An unexamined life is not worth living."
- Socrates

* "If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything."
- Mark Twain

* "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters
compared to what lies within us."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

* "The greatness of a man's power is in the measure of his surrender."
- William Booth

* "Seek to make thy course regular, that men may know beforehand what they
may expect."
- Sir Francis Bacon

* "It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them."
- Alfred Adler

* "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like
a rock."
- Thomas Jefferson

* "Character is doing right no matter what the consequences or cost."
- Dr. Jack Graham

* "Character is what you are in the dark."
- Dwight L. Moody

* "The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would
never be found out."
- Thomas B. Macaulay, "Quotes and Quips"

* "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes
to sit down and listen."
- Winston Churchill

* "Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have
little time to criticize others."
- H. Jackson Brown

* "Dishonesty is like a boomerang. About the time you think all is well, it hits
you in the back of the head."
- H. Jackson Brown

* "It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are."
- Roy Disney

* "Because in life, some things are just too important not to share."
- Mercedes Benz engineer's comment on why his company does not legally enforce
its exclusive crash-absorbing vehicle design patent(s).

* "Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character,
give him power."
- Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

* "You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who can
do nothing for them or to them."
- Malcolm Forbes

* "It is not about where you are but in what direction you're moving. God is
into character, not credentials."
- Howard Hendricks, 1995 Promise Keepers speech

* "God is more concerned about our character than our comfort. His goal is not
to pamper us physically but to perfect us spiritually."
- Paul W. Powell, original source unknown

* "If you cannot be real, what's the point of being?"
- Jason Cole


* "There are people who go after your humanity...[who] tell you the light
in your heart is a weakness. Don't believe it. It's an old tactic of
cruel people to kill kindness in the name of virtue. There's nothing
wrong with love."
- From the movie "Doubt"

* "What have you been given in your life, and what can you give back
to honor what you've been given?"
- Pericles Rellas

* "I believe everybody has a flip side....the tough guy with the sensitive.
Love is more complicated than our culture categorizes it.
Everybody is a universe."
- film director Ang Lee

* "Even for just a short period of time, I was able to feel love...
and I do want to hold it again, embrace it and make mine forever...
It broke my soul and I believe that love could again make me whole."
- paolo

* "What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?"
- bumper sticker [spotted, 2/12/2004]

* "There's never a reason to be unkind."
- Chris Bajwa, c.1998

* "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
- Aesop

* "If you judge people, you have no time to love them."
- Mother Theresa

* "It's not what you do, but how much love you put into it that matters."
- Mother Theresa

* "Sacrifice is the essence of love, which is the essence of God."
- Rick Warren, "The Purpose Driven Life"

* "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot
drive out hate; only love can do that."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

* "I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I
can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now,
for I shall not pass this way again."
- William Penn

* "Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who'll never find it out."
- Frank A. Clark

* "Who, being loved, is poor?"
- Oscar Wilde

* "You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have
really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love."
- Henry Drummond

* "By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a
bad one, you'll become a philosopher."
- Socrates

* "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all."
- Tennyson

* "Love consists in this - that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other."
- Rainer Maria Rilke

* "Speak ill of no man, but speak all the good you know of everybody."
- Ben Franklin

* "That best portion of a good man's life - His little, nameless, unremembered, acts
of kindness and of love."
- William Wordsworth

* "Right now I'm having so much trouble with D.L. Moody that I don't have time to find
fault with the other fellow."
- D. L. Moody

* "The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated."
- psychologist William James

* "I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love."
- Henry Ward Beecher

* "Seek first to understand, then be understood."
- Stephen Covey

* "Tell me whom you love, and I will tell you who you are."
- Houssaye

* "It is a mark of a superior mind to be able to disagree without being
- Ann Landers (1919 - 2002)


* "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you
didn't do then by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the harbour. Catch the tradewinds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover."
- Mark Twain

* "Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction.
They may be summed up by the phrases: One, it's completely impossible.
Two, it's possible, but it's not worth doing. Three, I said it was a
good idea all along."
- Arthur C Clarke

* "Natural resources can become depleted, but human creativity is
- Araman Medezuleyev, Oilfield Operations Manager, Baku

* "I'd put my money on sun and solar energy. What a source of power!
I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that."
- Thomas Edison, 1931

* "Imagination was given to us to compensate for what we are not;
a sense of humor was given to us to console us for what we are.”
— Mack McGinnis

* "There isn't any answer. There aren't going to be any answers. There
never has been an answer. That's the answer."
- Gertrude Stein

* "Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers."
- Voltaire

* "If we watch ourselves honestly, we shall often find that we have begun
to argue against a new idea even before it has been completely stated."
- Arthur Koestler, Philospher

* "It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."
- John Wooden

* "It is better to know all of the questions than some of the answers."
- Adapted from James Thurber

* "We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes
the heart too big for the body."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

* "Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded."
- Jess Lair

* "The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught,
as that every child should be given the wish to learn."
- John Lubbock

* "Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk."
- Carl Gustav Jung

* "To nourish children and raise them against odds is in any time,
any place, more valuable than to fix bolts in cars or design
nuclear weapons."
- Marilyn French

* "Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep."
- Scott Adams, "The Dilbert Principle"

* "If you want to be more creative, stay part a child with the creativity
and invention that characterizes children before they are deformed
by adult society."
- Jean Piaget, Psychologist

* "There are children playing in the streets who could solve some of my
top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception
that I lost long ago."
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

* "Creativity in its fullest sense includes both generating an idea and
manifesting it- making something happen as a result."
- Ned Herrmann [developer of Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument(tm) profile**]
** http://www.iterativemind.com/hbdi

* "Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open."
- Sir James Dewar, Scientist (1877-1925)

* "A man who chooses not to read is just as ignorant as a man who cannot read."
- Mark Twain

* "Studies of creativity suggest that the biggest single variable of
whether or not employees will be creative is whether they perceive
they have permission.
- David Hill

* "The value of a good idea is in using it."
- Thomas Edison

* "I know of over 3,000 ways [that] a light bulb does not work."
- Thomas Edison

* "Knowledge is power only if a man knows what facts are not to bother about."
- Robert Lynd

* "Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with
ardor and attended to with diligence."
- Abigail Adams, 1780

* "Creativity is the joy of not knowing it all."
- Ernie Zelinski

* "Creativity is intelligence having fun."
- John Maxwell

* "To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally
convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection."
- Jules Henri Poincare

* "To invent, you need a good imagination, and a pile of junk."
- Thomas Edison

* "We don't know one millionth of one percent about anything."
- Thomas Edison

* "All the brilliant ideas in the world are worthless if you don't share them."
- Stuart R. Levine & Michael A. Crom

* "All that mankind has ever learned is nothing more than a single grain of sand
on a beach that reaches to infinity."
- H. Jackson Brown

* "Highly creative people are dedicated to ideas. They don't rely on their
talent alone, they rely on their discipline. Their imagination is like a
second skin. They know how to manipulate it to its fullest."
- Annette Moser-Wellman


* "Price is what you pay. Value is what you get."
- Warren Buffett

* "The circumstance of failure is an opportunity to touch customers.
If they touch them well and kindly, then customers will touch them well, too."
- Roger Kay, president of Endpoint Technologies Associates
commenting on a massive Dell laptop battery recall

* "Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy;
profit from folly rather than participate in it."
- Warren Buffett

* "If you can't describe what you are doing as a process,
you don't know what you're doing."
- W. Edwards Deming

* "Chose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
- Confucius

* Carefully consider the challenges, responsibilities and risks involved with
promotion. The higher up you climb, the more exposed you become.
"It's not lonely at the top, if you consider all the people hovering around
me waiting for me to stumble!"
- anonymous CEO


* "None of us is as smart as all of us."
- Ken Blanchard


* "To be content with what one has is the greatest and truest of riches."
- Cicero

* "Dance like no one is watching; sing like no one is listening;
love like you've never been hurt, and live like it's heaven on earth."
- Mark Twain

* "Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory."
- Albert Schweitzer

* "The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions,
not our circumstances."
- Martha Washington

* "The door to happiness opens outward."
- Soren Kierkegaard(?)


* "It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to
open it and remove all doubt."
- Mark Twain

* "I've got nothing to say, and I'll only say it once."
- Floyd Smith, former Toronto Maple Leafs coach

* "How you deliver your message is just as important as what you say.
It's up to you to strike a delicate balance."
- Anne Fisher, FORTUNE senior writer, June 20, 2006


* "I have noticed in every campaign that I have fought--that there is a
key segment of time, somewhere between 13 and 15 minutes in which the
battle is won or lost. I focus on that segment of time, and I win."
- Napoleon

* "Procrastination is the grave in which opportunity lies."
- unknown


* "Your friends will know you better in the first minute they meet you than
your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years."
- Richard Bach

* "We love those who know the worst of us and don't turn their faces away."
- Walker Percy

* "Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival
value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival."
-C.S. Lewis

* "The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or
confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement,
who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing...
that is a friend who cares.”
- Henri Nouwen

* "Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of
disappointed love."
-Jane Austen, "Northanger Abbey"

* "Without friendships no one would choose to live,
even if he had everything else in life."
- Aristotle

* "I became my own when I gave myself to another."
- C.S. Lewis

* "Nobody is more persuasive than a good listener."
- Stuart R. Levine & Michael A. Crom

* "You will be hurt occasionally if you trust too much, but you will live
in torment if you do not trust enough.
- John Wooden

* "With the death of every friend I love...a part of me has been buried...but their
contribution to my being of happiness, strength, and understanding remains to
sustain me in an altered world."
- Helen Keller

* "We take care of our health, we lay up money, we make our rooms tight, and our
clothing sufficient; but who provides wisely that he shall not be wanting in the
best property of all - friends?"
- Ralph W. Emerson

* "Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having
neither to weight thoughts nor measure words but to pour them all out, just as it
is, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keeping what is worth keeping, and then, with the breath of kindness blow the rest
- Marian Evans (George Eliot)

* "True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable."
- Dave Tyson Gentry

* "Think where man's glory most begins and ends. And say my glory was that I had
such friends."
- William Butler Yeats

* "A true friend is somebody who can make us do what we can."
- R.W. Emerson (1803 - 1882)

* "A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature."
- R.W. Emerson

* "Neither do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one."
- Robert E. Lee (1807 - 1870)

* "Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and be loved, is the
greatest happiness of existence."
- Sydney Smith

* "True happiness consists not in the multitude of friends, but in the worth and
- Ben Jonson

* "Sell your friends into slavery [in Nigeria] before they do it to you."
- John McIntyre [JOS, Plateau State, Nigeria; July 2001]

* "Most of us feel that others would not tolerate emotional honesty in
communication. We would rather rationalize our dishonesty on the grounds that
it might hurt others. And having rationalized our phoniness into nobility, we
settle for superficial relationships."
- John Powel, JB

* "People who don't trust themselves seldom trust others."
- unknown

* "Relationships have the potential to give you the greatest joy you will ever
experience. They can take you to the highest highs."
- Joyce Meyer Ministries, Feb. 2005

* "The relationships God has put into your life - family, friends, and
coworkers - are the most precious possessions you have. Nurture them!"
- Joyce Meyer Ministries, Feb. 2005


* "There is part of me that...would have regretted limiting myself in
any aspect of life simply because I hadn't yet found the right guy....
Whatever the case, I believe that it is a mistake for anyone to wait
for a partner while limiting her life experience in any way. Because
even if you later have that experience, it's not the same experience
when you do it married. And the more you experience by yourself, the
more you will bring to a marriage and the fewer regrets you will have.
Being single is no better or worse than the married version of life,
but it should be savored and fully lived just as any other stage of
life. After all, once you're married, you will be married forever,
if all goes well. And just as you can't return to childhood or
college, you can't recapture your single days once you've passed
them by. So make your single memories count. Don't save Paris.
Don't save your best pair of shoes. Don't save anything. Travel,
party, live, and laugh as if it were the very last chapter in your
single life. It just might be. "
- Emily Giffin, author ("Something Borrowed", "Something Blue")
Source: http://msn.match.com/msn/article.aspx?articleid=4494&TrackingID=516311

* "It's YOUR freedom. So what are you doing with it?"
- Jason Cole

* "I think, therefore I'm single."
- Bumper sticker, 10/5/2003

* "Single, but not alone."
- SCC (Lexington, KY) marketing slogan for their age 35-? singles group, c.2001

* "Singles groups are all about scoping, groping, hoping, coping,
moping, and occasionally, without warning...eloping."
- Jason Cole

* "Americans believe the cure for lonliness is to find a spouse,...
or buy a really big car."
- Jason Cole


* Plato referred to romance as "a grave mental disease."

* "People say there is no difference between 'complete' and 'finished,' but there is.
When you marry the right person you are 'complete,' but when you marry the wrong
person, you are 'finished.' And when the right one catches you with the wrong one,
you are 'completely finished.'"
- author unknown

* "There is no difference between a wise man and a fool when they fall in love."
- unknown

* "A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude.
Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite
distances continue to exist, a wonderful loving side by side can grow up, if they
succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible to see the other
whole against a wide sky!"
- Rainer Maria Rilke

* "Since a nagging wife is such an abomination and since God has endowed her
with the ready faculty of inspiration, why do we have so many wives who
fail partially or completely in this respect? Before I give what I think is
the answer to this vital question, let me mention briefly a very small group
of wives. I suppose that there have to be just so many sour grapes in every
vineyard. Some women are congenitally cantankerous, fault finding, carping,
and shriveled souls, who need no reason or explanation for their nagging. This
type should be included in the long list of evils from which we ask God to
deliver us. Every man child should begin at a tender age to pour out
supplications that he never cross her path. He who falls into her clutches
must endure a ball and chain type of existence seldom suffered even in
concentration camps."
- From "The Wife Desired," (c) 1954 Leo J. Kinsella
- Visit "http://www.ewtn.com/library/MARRIAGE/WIFEDESR.TXT"


* "Our hearts are restless until they find rest in you."
- St. Augustine

* "The end of life is to be like God, and the soul following God will
be like him."
- Socrates

* "I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious
creature that I could think of; for to have been thought about, born in
God's thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest, and most
precious thing in all thinking."
- George MacDonald

* "'Est autem fides credere quod nondum vides; cuius fidei merces est
videre quod credis'
(Latin: "Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of
this faith is to see what you believe.")
- St. Augustine

* "When the world falls apart, even if you feel like Humpty-Dumpty,
you had a great fall, and all the king's horses and all the king's men
can't put you back together again, that God puts you back....
When it's impossible, God puts it back together."
- Jim Bakker, Interview on "Larry King Live", May 2000

* "Faith that is not tested is not worth being trusted."
"Faith untested should not be trusted."
- unknown

* "Heaven is full of answers to prayers that no one ever bothered to ask."
- Billy Grahm

* "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be
a nation gone under."
- Ronald Reagan

* "From the greatness and beauty of created things comes a
corresponding perception of their Creator."
- Wisdom 13:5

* "God doesn't want to be a part of our plans; He wants us to be a
part of *His* plan....God doesn't want to take you out of poverty;
He wants to take poverty out of you."
- minister from Malawi

* "Revival is when God's people return to God and God returns to them,
and everyone sees the difference."
- Henry T. Blackaby, "Experiencing God" author, 11/18/2004

* "Our task is to relate our lives to God, and let Him work through us."
- Henry T. Blackaby, "Experiencing God" author, 11/18/2004

* "We should thank God for being with us, not ask Him to be with us
(this is always given!)."
- Henry T. Blackaby, "Experiencing God" author, 11/18/2004

* "Why is it that when we talk to God, it's called 'prayer,' but when
God speaks to us, it's called schizophrenia?"
- Henry T. Blackaby, "Experiencing God" author, 11/18/2004

* "We don't realise how much the world has affected us.
We put God in the background."
- Henry T. Blackaby, "Experiencing God" author, 11/18/2004

* "We've got to have a deep, intimate relationship with the Father
if we're going to lead like Jesus."
- Henry T. Blackaby, "Experiencing God" author, 11/18/2004

* "Everything that is done in the world is done by hope."
- Martin Luther

* "If I could believe that God was not angry with me,
I would stand on my head for joy."
- Martin Luther

* "Never place a period where God has placed a comma."
- Gracie Allen

* "The three main things about your identity as a human being:
you are made by God, like God, for God."
- John Piper

* "If we ever forget that we are One Nation under God, then we will be
a Nation gone under."
- Ronald Reagan

* "True religion is real living; living with all one's soul, with all one's
goodness and righteousness."
-Albert Einstein

* "I know God won't give me anything I cannot handle.
I just wish He didn't trust me so much."
- Mother Theresa

* "In commanding us to glorify him, God is inviting us to enjoy him."
- C.S. Lewis

* "Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God."
- prayer of Bob Pierce (established World Vision & Samaritan's Purse)

* "There is nothing God won't do for the person totally absorbed with pleasing him."
- Rick Warren, "The Purpose Driven Life"

* "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him."
- John Piper

* "If you don't surrender to Christ, you surrender to chaos."
- E. Stanley Jones

* "The ultimate goal of the universe is to show the glory of God."
- Rick Warren, "The Purpose Driven Life"

* "All that is not eternal is eternally useless."
- C.S. Lewis

* "Surely God would not have created such a being as man to exist only for a day!
No, no, man was made for immortality."
- Abraham Lincoln

* "Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And the wisdom to know the difference."
- The Serenity Prayer

* "Freely you have received. Freely give. Is there any greater joy than the
joy of experiencing the liberating power of God's hospitality making us
a new and radically different kind of people, who love to reflect the
glory of his grace as we extend it to others in all kinds of hospitality?"
- John Piper, 8/25/1985,

* "Faith is moving to the edge of all your knowledge/understanding and then
taking one more step. It is visualizing something that doesn't exist."
- Southland Christian Church sermon, 6/24/2001

* "Faithfulness is rooted in the believability of God.
It is persisting, even when you want to quit,
even when no one is there to cheer you on.
It is keeping your promises, even when you feel like bailing.
Faitfulness is stepping out in trust, even when you don't see it."
- Southland Christian Church sermon, 6/24/2001

* "Unless you assume a God, the question of life's purpose is meaningless."
- Bertrand Russell, atheist

* "Without God life makes no sense."
- Andrei Bitov, Russian novelist

* "The glory of God is a human being fully alive!"
- St. Irenaeus

* "The glory of God is man fully alive!"
- St. Irenaeus

* "Christianity is not a message which has to be believed, but an experience of
faith that becomes a message."
- Brennan Manning

* "Preach the Gospel all the time; if necessary use words."
- St. Francis of Assisi

* "Which are the people who have influenced us most? Not the ones who thought they
did, but those who had not the remotest notion that they were influencing us. In
the Christian life, the implicit is never conscious, if it is conscious it ceases
to have this unaffected loveliness which is the characteristic of the touch of
Jesus. We always know when Jesus is at work because He produces in the commonplace
something that is inspiring."
- Oswald Chambers ("My Utmost for His Highest")

* "Do you continue to go with Jesus? The way lies through Gethsemane, through the
city gate, outside the camp, the way lies alone, and the way lies until there is
no trace of a footstep left, only the voice, 'Follow me.'"
- Oswald Chambers

* "He is no fool who gives that which he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."
[or] "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."
- Jim Elliot

* "I don't say what God is, but a name that somehow answers us when we are driven
to feel and think how little we have to do with what we are."
- Edwin Arlington Robinson

* "I fear God and next to God I chiefly fear him who fears Him not."
- Saadi

* "God enters by a private door into every individual."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

* "God is more truly imagined than expressed and He exists more truly than He is
- Saint Augustine

* "Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the
- H.L. Mencken

* "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
- Albert Einstein

* “There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled
by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus”
- Blaise Pascal

* "Love is the essence of God."
- R.W. Emerson

* "Contentment is choosing to believe God is in control and has us exactly where
we should be."
- unknown

* "We are not called to be successfull. We are called to be faithful."
- John Moxson


* "Tragedy is opportunity to put meaning in your life."
- 'Prime Time Live' interview wh. Czech model, Petra,
who survived the 2004 Tsunami in SE Asia

* "A man can undergo torture if he knows the _why_ of his life."
- Niche

* "Pain is God's megaphone."
- C.S. Lewis

* "Never doubt in the dark what God told you in the light."
- V. Raymond Edman

* "As sure as God puts His children into the furnace of affliction. He will be
with them in it."
- Charles Spurgeon, "Committment to Character"

* "No, that trauma you faced was not easy.
And God wept that it hurt you so;
But it was allowed to shape your heart
So that into his likeness you'd grow."
- poem by Russell Kelfer


* "Anybody who isn't confused isn't well informed."
- Anonymous

* "If you want to doubt something, doubt your (own) limits."
- Michael Drew, millionaire options trader, 8/25/2005

* "You have to leave the house to change your mind because it's so small."
- Michael Drew, millionaire options trader, 8/25/2005

* "There is no 'try'. There is only 'do'.
- Yoda (paraphrase), "Return of the Jedi", 1983


* "Establishing strong communication with a child long before he or she reaches
middle-school age is one of the best ways to navigate those years.
You really have to set up a home where you show warmth and love every day and
you do things as a family, and you have conversations -- not interviews, not
inquiries. Because once your kid is 12, they'll totally reject that.
Giving your child some independence is critical, but taking it literally when
they say 'Leave me alone!' is a mistake.
[Parents] think their kids can dress themselves and they can feed themselves
and they can let themselves in the door, and I think a kid that age really
needs as much if not more time with their parents than they did when they
were 8 or 10."
- author Linda Perlstein, of "Not Much Just Chillin':
The Hidden Lives of Middle Schoolers"


* "I've been [visiting] this landing site every day for 2 years to measure it,
and here's the thing: the circumference and diameter change...but the radius
remains the same....Once you step inside this circle, the weather never changes.
It is always 67 degrees with a 40% chance of rain. Always."
- "Waiting for Guffman", 1996

* "We could not talk or talk forever and still find things to not talk about."
- "Best in Show", 2000

* BUMPER STICKER: "Ask me about the body in the trunk."
- Jason C.

* "I make it a rule never to smoke while I'm sleeping."
- Mark Twain.

* "Let me tell you girls the three most important things I learned about life:
Number one: Hold fast to your friends; number two: There's no such thing
as security; and number three: Don't go see 'Ishtar.'"
-Estelle Getty (1924-2008)

* "I don't like to think of it as being fired. Instead, I prefer to think of
it as being on indefinite leave with a sabbatical flair."
-J. Cole

* "Nothing rectifies out-of-control market failures like a healthy dose of
government intervention and mountains of bureaucracy."
- http://www.theonion.com/content/amvo/government_to_take_over_big_two?utm_source=cnn00

* "[Forecast for] Tonight: Dark. Continued dark throughout most of the evening,
with some widely scattered light towards morning."
- George Carlin (1937 - 2008), as "The Hippy Dippy Weatherman"

* "Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof...
and gets stuck."
- George Carlin (1937 - 2008)

* "If you think I look good now, you should see me with the lights off."
- Liz Kelberg

* "I've never been naked in my entire life."
- Scott G., Lexington, KY, 1/25/2008

* "Life is tough, but if you are stupid, it's a lot tougher."
- John Wayne

* "The handwriting on the wall may be a forgery."
- Anonymous

* "I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for
several weeks."
- Daniel Boone

* "A Blue Screen Of Death on the instrument panel of your car while you’re
going down the highway at 60+ mph will likely have much greater
consequences than having to press CRTL-ALT-DEL."
- Jim C, Waterford, MI; January 25, 2008
CNN blog: http://fsbfeatures.blogs.fsb.cnn.com/2008/01/23/lessons-from-big-autos-disastrous-missteps/

* "I find it funny that people who didn't think there was any inflation in the
pipeline are now talking about stagflation. This is nothing like the 1970's,
which was a pretty dismal period and not just because of polyester and disco."
- Barry Ritholtz, CEO director of equity research for Fusion IQ.

* "We regret the insinuation that Mr. Alex Trebek is a robot, and has
been since 2004. Mr. Trebek's robotic frame does still contain some
organic parts, many harvested from patriotic Canadian schoolchildren,
so this technically makes him a 'cyborg,' not a 'robot.'"
- Ken Jennings, $2.5 million, 74-game 'Jeopardy' winner

* [Les Nessman] "What is an executrix?"
[Herb Tarlek] "Oh it has to do with whips, chains, and leather.
That sort of thing."
- "WKRP in Cincinnati" (1978)

* [Reporter] "And the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated,
could not explain his nudity."
- "WKRP in Cincinnati" (1978)

* [Herb Tarlek] "It's bad luck to take advice from a crazy person."
- "WKRP in Cincinnati" (1978)

* "One in four people are unbalanced. Think of three friends. If they
seem okay, then you're the one."
- online personals advert., 7/2006

* "I can calculate the movement of the stars, but not the madness of men."
- Sir Isaac Newton commenting on his financial loss in South Sea Bubble

* "The most terrifying words in the English language are:
I'm from the government, and I'm here to help."
- Ronald Reagan

* "I have a very unique and quick wit that borders on the sardonic....
One of my other great traits is my intellegience."
- verbiage from a Yahoo personals ad [3/2005]

* "Hire a teenager [now] while they still know everything."
- bumper sticker

* "Don't mess with America, or we'll bring democracy to your country too!"
- bumper sticker

* "8th Habit of Highly Dysfunctional People:
'Seek first to understand, then to condemn.'"
- Jason Cole

* "What I think is that we should start licking our butts too."
- Steve D., in reference to dogs being gross

* "The difference between an aggressive driver & a clueless driver can be
explained by what happens at a red light. If an aggressive driver is
approaching, he'll slow down gradually in anticipation of flooring it
to speed through the intersection when the light turns green.
Meanwhile, the clueless driver will sit at the light for several
seconds after it turns green, going absolutely nowhere."
- Jason Cole

* "If you torture data sufficiently, it will confess to almost anything."
- Fred Menger

* "...One reason I became a writer was that I figured out that if you
call yourself a writer, you can read all you want and people think
that you are working."
- Katherine Paterson in "The Invisible Child"

* "We will loan you enough money to get you completely out of debt."
- sign in a loan office

* "Discospock.com - Moving (forward) at the speed of government!" (tm)
- Sept. 2004

* "Remember, there's no such thing as a stupid question. There are just
stupid people."
- South Park, 2004

* "This is the land of Chernobyl. The forests here are filled with
6-foot-tall carnivorous squirrels. Dioxin is like nutmeg to them."
- Stephen Cobert, Comedy Central, 12/2004, speaking on the Ukraine

* "Remember where you came from, else you won't remember
why you left in the first place."
- unknown

* "Setting things on fire is fun."
- Jeremy Klinefleter, 7/11/04

* "Stress is when you wake up screaming and then you realize you haven't
fallen asleep yet."
- unknown

* "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity,
and I'm not sure about the former."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

* "I don't like pinyatas (SP). I think they promote violence against
flamboyent animals."
- comedian

* "Let me tell you about my modesty."
- Jason's adaptation of a line from 'Fiddler on the Roof'

* Sign at railroad station: "Beware! To touch these wires is instant death.
Anyone found doing so will be prosecuted."

* "Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which
produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little,
which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad
breath. This made him...'a super calloused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.'"

* "A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing
in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about
an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse.
'But why?' they asked, as they moved off. 'Because,' he said, 'I can't
stand chess-nuts boasting in an open foyer.'"

* "Some friars were behind on their belfry payments, so they opened up a
small florist shop to raise funds. (a) Since everyone liked to buy flowers
from the men of God, a rival florist across town thought the competition
was unfair. He asked the good fathers to close down, but they refused.
So, the rival florist hired Hugh MacTaggart, the roughest and most vicious
thug in town to 'persuade' them to close. Hugh beat up the friars and
trashed their store, saying he'd be back if they didn't close up shop.
Terrified, they did so, thereby proving that Hugh, and only Hugh, can
prevent florist friars."
<OR> (b) To save money on rent, they secretly opened up a shop on part of
Hugh Hefner's massive estate. Once Hugh discovered the illegal shop
on his land, he had the fathers arrested. When they were interviewed
by the media about the incident, they commented, "Well, only Hugh
could prevent florist friars."

* "You can't leave footprints in the sands of time if you're sitting
on your butt. And who wants to leave buttprints in the sands of time?"
- John Maxwell

* "_____ is exactly like _____, only different."
- Keith Gilcreast (late 1990's)

* "You sit on a throne of lies!!"
- Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf, speaking to fake Santa Clause in "Elf" [2003]

* "Ever since I was a kid, I've always been a real deep thinker and stuff."
- Billy Ray Cyrus

* "'The Circumcision': Because our love is more than skin deep."
- cheesy rock band album title (Darron V. & Brian B., 12/2004)


* "Back in 1998 and 1999, you got a domain name that sounded cool,
raised a lot of money, rolled the dice, and hopefully something
good would come out of it."
- Tom Taulli, co-founder of an IPO independent research firm
"Current Offerings"

* "In the '90's, the only thing a business had to do to get investor
interest was to change its name from 'Acme' to 'iAcme.com'."
- http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2008/07/08/why-energy-is-the-next-tech.aspx


* Bumpersticker: "I'm pretty sure that when Jesus said to love your neighbor,
He meant 'Don't BOMB them'."

* "I'm keeping it ambiguous!"
- Scott Gard in response to the common colloquialism, "I'm keeping it real!"

* "Compassion. Dichotomy is only resolved by choice: Monogamy, not
promiscuity; love-making, not sex; a partner, not a boy/girlfriend;
devotion, not broken promises; and most of all, compassion, not apathy."
- online personals advert., 7/2006

* "It takes 21 days to develop a habit."
- Maxwell Maltz

* "Common sense is not so common.
- Voltaire

* "It's a bummer being finite." <OR> "It's such a bummer being finite."
- Jason Cole, c.2003

* "It was wishful thinking that got me into this &#@% mess, and it's wishful
thinking that will get me out!"
- Jason Cole, 1/2004

* "If a demon screams in the night, and no one is there to hear it,
does it really make a sound [or noise]?"
- Ross Cutts, 9/26/2003 [excellent bedtime question for children!]

* "Alas, I know if I ever became truly humble, I would be proud of it."
- Benjamin Franklin

- English translation of a Chinese warning placard

* "More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has ever been
taken from the earth."
- Napoleon Hill

* "When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one
I've never tried before."
- Mae West

* "Every man has something that he can do better than anyone else
and usually it is reading his own handwriting."
- G. Norman Collie

* "Being queer is Gods way of ensuring that the truly gifted aren't
burdened with children."
- A Gay.com member in Lexington, KY

* "I desire what is good. Therefore, everyone who doesn't agree with
me is a traitor.
- King George III

* "EGO = Edging God Out"
- Mike Breaux, Pastor Southland Christian Church 1995-2003

* "I have always felt sorry for people afraid of feeling, of sentimentality, who
are unable to weep with their whole heart. Because those who do not know how
to weep do not know how to laugh either."
- Goda Meir

* "Freedom rings whenever opinions clash."
- Adlai Stevenson

* [In memory of the collapse and crumbled loss of New Hampshire's famous
700-ton, 1200 ft. high stone "Old Man of the Mountain" formation in May 2003]
"Men hang out signs indicative of their respective trades; shoe makers hang
out a gigantic shoe; watchmakers a monster watch. But up in the mountains
of New Hampshire, God Almighty Himself has hung a sign to show that here in
New Hampshire, He makes men."
- Daniel Webster

* DISCO - "The thumping mutant offspring of rock music, electronically
engineered until all vestiges of humanity have been successfully extirpated.
Flourished in the late 1970's esp. among trendy urbanites, who would trail
clouds of white powder as they lined up at clubs with entrance standards to
rival those of MIT."
- Cynic's Dictionary (2003)


* "People don't see a reason to use video downloading services. Sure it
saves a trip to the video store, but it takes longer, looks worse,
and you end up watching it on a 17-inch screen. No wonder consumers
are dissatisfied with the experience."
- John Barrett, director of research at Parks Associates

* "It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday
is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow."
- Robert H. Goddard

* "Technology, sufficiently advanced is indistinguishable from magic."
<OR> "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."
- Arthur C. Clarke


* "All's fine. Dick Cheney told us deficits don't matter.
Though, he was hiding in a bunker at the time."
- Andrew

* "Most of us are spoiled by a have-it-our-way-now and reckless generation
that must stop borrowing so much and start working more. We shift blame
instead of looking to ourselves for resolve and drive."
- Chuck Burkhard; Windber, Pennsylvania

* "The fourth law of motion: 'For investors as a whole,
returns decrease as motion increases.'"
- Warren Buffet commenting on frictional costs of investing/transacting 'helpers'

* "The greatest power ever conceived by man is the power of compounding
- Albert Einstein

* "When you are in debt, then you are a slave."
- Ben Franklin / Proverbs 22

* "You must be frugal and avoid excessive debt."
- William D. Danko, Ph.D., author of "The Millionaire Next Door"

* "Someone has described a modern American as a person who drives a
bank-financed car over a bond-financed highway on credit card gas
to open a charge account at a department store so he can fill his
savings and loan financed home with installment-purchased furniture."
- Paul Billheimer, pastor & college president

* "The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled,
and the public debt should be reduced. The arrogance of
officialdom should be tempered and controlled. And the assistance
of foreign lands should be curtailed, lest we become bankrupt."
- Cicero, 63 B.C.


* "Putting money into the stock market today is a risky business...Now
it's take what you can get and run. It would make as much sense for
investors to all get together in Central Park on a windy day and at
the count of 'three' throw their money up in the air. The winners
would be those downwind, and those who could walk over bodies to get
to where the money went...like bankers."
- magicflight77 on 9/10/2009, finance.yahoo.com blog

* "We finally understand we can't have it all without paying a price.
And the price now seems too high. There's nothing wrong with possessing
money, but there's something very wrong with money possessing us."
- Karin Maloney Stifler, a certified financial planner in Hudson, Ohio.

* "Be fearful when others are greedy and be greedy when others are fearful."
- Warren Buffett

* "Treat investing like a business & it will pay you like a business.
Treat it like a hobby, and it will pay you like a hobby."
- Investools.com

* "The problem with having a job is that it gets in the way of getting rich."
- Michael Drew, options trader, 8/25/2005


* "The love of money is the root of all evil. That is the fundamental truth that
I have verified through 3 decades of empirical, investigative, legal, academic
research trying to answer some fundamental questions about human existence and
why we behave the way we do, why we think the way we do, why we act the way we
do...It is the love of money that has the potential to exterminate-- to render
extinct-- the entire human race."
- Michael C. Ruppert, "Collapse", 2009

* "There is no idol more debasing than the worship of money."
- Andrew Carnegie


* "We're relying on people to look after each other...this comes down to the strength
of your people....People who have electricity ought to be sharing it with people who don't."
- Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett commenting on Dec. 2007 ice storms & outages

* "Consumer electronics are bursting into flames. Is that really
acceptable in terms of safety and brand awareness for device
manufacturers?" -Ross Dueber, commenting on exploding Li-Ion
laptop batteries; CEO, Zinc Matrix Power

* "There is a delicious irony in seeing private luxury jets flying into Washington, D.C.,
and people coming off of them with tin cups in their hand, saying that they're going
to be trimming down and streamlining their businesses," Rep. Gary Ackerman, D-New York,
speaking to the CEOs of Ford, Chrysler and General Motors at a hearing of the House
Financial Services Committee.


* "Today, the jet pack continues to grab inventors' imaginations...
The jet pack, though, has never really taken off. The problem is its
practical application. While a rocket belt could propel a screaming
human to 60 mph in seconds, its fuel lasted for only about half a minute,
'which led to more screaming.'"
- Daniel Wilson, author of "Where's My Jetpack?"

* "You can't go wrong with a Mexican Ding Dong."
- Nancy A. (whist in Mexico & whilst eating a Ding Dong)

* "If a man says something in the forest, and a woman isn't there to hear it,
is he still wrong?"
- Jason C.

* "My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed
legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five
- President Ronald Reagan in a 1984 radio address
[this was unintentionally broadcast, live]

* "I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger, new California governor or "governator" [2003]

* "Reports that say something hasn't happened are always interesting to me,
because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know.
We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some
things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns -- the ones we
don't know we don't know."
- Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, in a comment made in 2002,
on the hunt for Iraq's weapons of mass destruction.


By Jason B. Cole
"Moving at the speed of government."(tm)
"Moving at the speed of bureaucracy!" (tm)
"Forward thinking. Backwards motion." (tm)
"Do less with more!" (tm)
"Because more government isn't the answer, it's the solution!" (tm)
"Work harder, not smarter." (tm)


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