1/2/2002 The greatest high you can get in life is by helping somebody. - Timothy Stackpole - N.Y.C. firefighter who perished while rescuing people in the World Trade Center attacks.
1/4/2002 Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday. - John Wayne
1/7/2002 When people say, "It can't be done" or "You don't have what it takes," it makes the task all the more interesting. - Lynn Hill
1/8/2002 To the daring belongs the future. - Emma Goldman
1/9/2002 There is a purpose for our lives far grander and more significant than perhaps we might have ever considered. - David McNally
1/10/2002 The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: The unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. - George Bernard Shaw
1/11/2002 The hardest thing is to get started, but the really hardest thing is to finish. - Yogi Berra
1/14/2002 Success is a commitment not a wish. - Unknown
1/15/2002 Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile. - Wilfred Grenfell
1/16/2002 Only ideas that we actually live by are of any value. - Hermann Hesse
1/17/2002 Most look up and admire the stars. A champion climbs a mountain and grabs one. - Bits & Pieces
1/18/2002 Make an effort. Not an excuse. - Unknown
1/21/2002 An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. - Freidrich Engels
1/22/2002 Don't worry about what the world wants from you, worry about what makes you come more alive. Because what the world really needs are people who are more alive. - Lawrence Leshan
1/23/2002 Give advice; if people don't listen, let adversity teach them. - Ethiopian Proverb
1/24/2002 He who knows others is clever; he who knows himself is enlightened. - Lao-Tzu
1/25/2002 If there were nothing wrong in the world, there wouldn't be anything for us to do. - George Bernard Shaw
1/28/2002 Imagination is the true magic carpet. - Norman Vincent Peale
1/29/2002 It seemed rather incongruous that in a society of super sophisticated communication, we often suffer from a shortage of listeners. - Erma Bombeck
1/30/2002 Life without mission is a tremendous omission. - Bits & Pieces
1/31/2002 Most people have a desire to look at the exception instead of the desire to become exceptional. - John C. Maxwell
2/1/2002 No individual raindrop ever considers itself responsible for the flood. - Unknown
2/4/2002 People and rubber bands have one thing in common: they must be stretched to be effective. - John Maxwell
2/5/2002 Smart people learn from their own mistakes. Smarter people learn from the mistakes of others. - Michael Altshuler
2/6/2002 The beginning is always today. - Mary Wollstonecraft
2/7/2002 The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want. - Ben Stein
2/8/2002 The reason most goals are not achieved is that we spend our time doing second things first. - Robert J. McKain
2/11/2002 There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long-range risks of comfortable inaction. - John F. Kennedy
2/12/2002 To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. - Steve Prefontaine
2/13/2002 When we see problems as opportunities for growth, we tap a source of knowledge within ourselves which carries us through. - Marsha Sinetar
2/14/2002 Giving love is doing, and there's always more to do. - Randy Travis
2/15/2002 How fantastic is the unexpected victory. - Dave Weinbaum
2/18/2002 A lot of guilt comes from the feeling that we have more influence than we really do. - Dan Gottlieb
2/19/2002 Anger is the only thing to put off till tomorrow. - Slovakian Proverb
2/20/2002 Don't cry because it's over - smile because it happened. - Bits & Pieces
2/21/2002 From a little spark may burst a mighty flame. - Dante Alighieri
2/22/2002 Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. - L.J. Cardinal Suenens
2/26/2002 If you want to truly understand something, try to change it. - Kurt Lewin
2/27/2002 It may be those who do most, dream most - Stephen  Leacock
2/28/2002 Long range planning does not deal with future decisions, but with the future of present decisions. - Peter F. Drucker
2/28/2002 Respect is not a gift. You have to earn it. - Unknown
3/1/2002 May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future. - Chinese Proverb
3/4/2002 Maybe if we did a better job of listening, history wouldn't have to repeat itself. - LEADERSHIP ... with a human touch
3/5/2002 Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. - Dave Barry
3/6/2002 People may doubt what you say, but they will always believe what you do. - Bits & Pieces
3/7/2002 Pray for a good harvest, but keep on hoeing. - Sign Post
3/8/2002 Reputation is what you are perceived to be. Character is what you are. - John Wooden
3/11/2002 Wonder, rather than doubt, is the root of knowledge. - Abraham Heschel
3/12/2002 We have all been placed on this earth to discover our own path, and we will never be happy if we live someone else's idea of life. - James Van Praagh
3/13/2002 To escape criticism - do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. - Elbert Hubbard 
3/14/2002 There are two days about which nobody should ever worry, and these are yest+B1535erday and tomorrow. - Robert J. Burdette
3/15/2002 The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust
3/18/2002 The kinder and more thoughtful a person is, the more kindness he can find in other people. - Tolstoy
3/19/2002 The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. - Harriet Beecher Stowe
3/20/2002 Slight not what is near though aiming at what is far. - Euripides
3/21/2002 Real communication happens when people feel safe. - Ken Blanchard
3/22/2002 One thought driven home is better than three left on base. - James Liter
3/25/2002 You cannot always control what goes on outside. But you can always control what goes on inside. - Wayne Dyer
3/26/2002 Visualize this thing that you want. See it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin to build! - Robert Collier
3/27/2002 To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world. - Bits & Pieces
3/28/2002 There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience. - French Proverb
3/29/2002 The saddest words of tongue or pen are those you didn't think of then. - Betty Billipp
4/1/2002 The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision something, you can do it. - Arnold Schwarzenegger
4/2/2002 The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy. - Florence Shin
4/3/2002 Some of us are timid. We think we have something to lose so we don't try for the next hill. - Maya Angelou
4/3/2002 Success isn't permanent, and failure isn't fatal. - Mike Ditka
4/4/2002 Seek respect mainly from thyself, for it comes first from within. - Steven H. Coogler 
4/5/2002 Our fears are always more numerous than our dangers. - Seneca
4/8/2002 Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
4/9/2002 Money never starts an idea; it is the idea that starts the money. - W.J. Cameron
4/10/2002 Losers pass the buck while winners make it. - Michael Altshuler
4/11/2002 It's one thing to learn about the past; it is another to wallow in it. - Kenneth Auchincloss
4/12/2002 It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is better from the top. - Good Stuff
4/15/2002 If you're standing still, you're going backward. - Bits & Pieces
4/16/2002 I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow. - Woodrow Wilson
4/17/2002 Happiness hides in life's small details. If you're not looking, it becomes invisible. - Joyce Brothers
4/18/2002 Fear is your best friend or your worst enemy. It's like fire. If you can control it, it can cook for you; it can heat your house, If you can't control it, it will burn everything and destroy you. - Cus D'Amato
4/19/2002 Doubt your doubts. - Joe Batten
4/22/2002 Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night. - Leo Aikman
4/23/2002 A little spark kindles a great fire. - Spanish Proverb
4/24/2002 Winners keep track of results. Losers keep track of reasons. - George Sheehan
4/25/2002 We all live every day in virtual environments, defined by our ideas. - Michael Crichton
4/26/2002 There is nothing wrong with man possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men. - Billy Graham
4/29/2002 The true worth of a man is to be measured by the objects he pursues. - Marcus Aurelius
4/30/2002 The only courage that matters is the kind that gets you from one minute to the next. - Mignon McLaughlin
5/1/2002 The hill has not yet lifted its face to heaven that perseverance will not gain the summit of at last.  - Charles Dickens
5/2/2002 The formula for success is simple: practice and concentration; then more practice and more concentration. - Babe Didrikson Zaharias
5/3/2002 Stop trying to impress others - strive to impress yourself - Mike Scicchitano
5/6/2002 Perspiration is to inspiration what sunlight is to morning glories. - O.A. Battista
5/7/2002 Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must first be overcome. - Samuel Johnson
5/8/2002 Men grow making decisions and assuming responsibilities for them. - Bill Marriott, Sr.
5/9/2002 Lost years are worse than lost dollars. - Yiddish Proverb
5/10/2002 Just as the hand, held before the eye, can hide the tallest mountain, so the routine of everyday life can keep us from seeing the vast radiance and the secret wonders that fill the world. - 18th-century Chasidic saying
5/13/2002 It's a shallow life that doesn't give a person some scars. - Garrison Keillor
5/14/2002 It doesn't matter where you're coming from; all that matters is where you are going. - Brian Tracy
5/15/2002 It is not for us to forcast the future, but to shape it. - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
5/16/2002 I'm not a has-been. I'm a will-be. - Lauren Bacall
5/17/2002 If you had a good time playing the game, you're a winner even if you lose. - Malcolm Forbes
5/20/2002 When you reach for the stars you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either. - Leo Burnett
5/21/2002 Truth is the only ground to stand upon. - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
5/22/2002 They always say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. - Andy Warhol
5/23/2002 The whole trend and quality of anyone's life is determined in the long run by the choices that are made. - Norman Vincent Peale
5/24/2002 The pain is temporary. The pride is forever. - Bits & Pieces
5/28/2002 When things go wrong, remember this . . . Champions expect pain. - Keith Ziegenbein
5/29/2002 To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive. - Robert Louis Stevenson
5/30/2002 There is one quality more important than "know-how." This is "know what," by which we determine not only how to accomplish our purposes, but what are purposes are to be. - Norbert Wiener
5/31/2002 The secret of happiness? Enjoy the small pleasures. - Samuel Smiles
6/4/2002 The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence. - Robert J. Schiller
6/5/2002 So long as there's breath in me, that long will I persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles of success; if I persist long enough I will win. - Og Mandino
6/6/2002 Remember every job is a self-porrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence. - James A. Brewer
6/7/2002 Love builds highways out of dead ends. - Louis Gittner
6/10/2002 A lot of people approach risk as if it's the enemy when it's fortune's accomplice. - Sting
6/11/2002 Asking the right questions takes as much skill as giving the right answers. - Robert Half
6/12/2002 Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up. - Robert Frost
6/13/2002 Fatigue is often caused not by work but by worry, frustration, and resentment. We rarely get tired when we are doing something interesting and exciting. - Dale Carnegie
6/14/2002 Good supervision is the art of giving people a shot in the arm without letting them feel the needle. - Bits & Pieces
6/17/2002 A child's life is like a piece of paper on which every person leaves a mark. - Chinese Proverb
6/18/2002 A loving heart is the truest wisdom - Charles Dickens
6/19/2002 All know the way. Few actually walk it. - Bodhidharma
6/20/2002 An idea is only as good as its execution. - Bits & Pieces
6/21/2002 Be humble for you are made of earth. Be noble for you are made of stars. - Serbian Proverb
9/3/2002 Enjoyment is not a goal; it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity. - Paul Goodman
9/4/2002 When you have nothing to say, say nothing. - Charles Caleb Colton
9/5/2002 Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold. - Maurice Setter
9/6/2002 Things do not happen. They are made to happen. - John F. Kennedy
9/9/2002 Be gentle with yourself. Be kind to yourself . . . . Treat yourself as you would someone you really loved. - Louise Hay
9/10/2002 You are not struck where you are unless you decide to be. - Wayne Dyer
9/11/2002 This is the highest wisdom that I own . . . freedom and life are earned by those alone who conquer them each day anew. - Goeth
9/12/2002 Two parts to wisdom - 1) Having a lot to say. 2) Knowing when to say it. - Bits & Pieces
9/13/2002 The future is not there waiting for us. We create it by the power of imagination. - Pir Vilayat Khan
9/16/2002 A hundred years from now, it won't mater what your bank account was, the sort of house you lived in, or the kind of car you drove, but the world may be different because you were important in the life of a child. - Unknown
9/17/2002 Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. - Og Mandino
9/18/2002 Dare to be yourself. - Andre Gide
9/19/2002 Embrace change. It's going to happen whether you like it or not. - Odette Pollar
9/20/2002 First, forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you, whether you're inspired or not . . . Habit is persistence in practice. - Octavia Butler
9/22/2002 A man's real wealth is the good he does in the world. - Muslim Hadith
9/24/2002 As I grow old, part of my emotional survival plan must be to actively seek inspiration instead of passively waiting for it to find me. - Bebe Moore Campbell
9/25/2002 Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved. - William Jennings Bryan
9/26/2002 Even if you can't get over it, get on with it. - Dave Weinbaum
9/27/2002 For the unlearned, old age is winter. For the learned, it is the season of the harvest. - Hasidic Saying
9/30/2002 Forewarned, forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory. - Miguel De Cervantes
10/1/2002 Happiness? That's nothing more than health and a poor memory. - Albert Schweitzer
10/2/2002 I claim to be no more than an average man with below average capabilities. I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have if he or she would put forth the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith. - Mahatma Gandhi
10/3/2002 If you can't win, make the fellow ahead of you break the record. - Unknown
10/4/2002 If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. - Dalai Lama
10/7/2002 A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew. - Herb Caen
10/8/2002 An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness. - Margaret Atwood
10/9/2002 Determination and perseverance move the world; thinking that others will do it for you is a sure way to fail. - Marva Collins
10/10/2002 Fascination works better than frustration. - Bits & Pieces
10/11/2002 Gratitude is not only the greatest of all the virtues, but the parent of all the others. - Cicero
10/14/2002 Help others get ahead. You will always stand taller with someone else on your shoulders. - Bob Moawad
10/15/2002 If opportunity doesn't knock . . . Build a door. - Milton Berle
10/16/2002 If you want a place in the sun, you have to expect a few blisters. - Loretta Young
10/17/2002 It is better to gain a foot than to stand still, even when you seek to gain a mile. - Hubert H. Humphrey
10/18/2002 It's a sad day when you find out that it's not accident or time or fortune but just yourself that kept things from you. - Lillian Hellman
10/21/2002 I've read that I flew up the hills and mountains of France. But you don't fly up a hill. You struggle slowly and painfully up a hill, and maybe, if you work very hard, you get to the top ahead of everybody else. - Lance Armstrong
10/22/2002 Look at your choices, pick the best one, then go to work with all you heart. - Pat Riley
10/23/2002 Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. - Bits & Pieces
10/24/2002 Often the search proves more profitable than the goal. - E.L. Konigsburg
10/25/2002 Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison
10/29/2002 Success is not purchased at any one time, but on the installment plan. - Bits & Pieces
10/30/2002 The first duty of love - is to listen. - Paul Tillich
10/31/2002 The mark of shame does not wash away. - Omaha Indian Proverb
11/1/2002 The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles. - Bits & Pieces
11/4/2002 There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up. - Booker T. Washington
11/5/2002 Today's opportunities erase yesterday's failures. - Gene Brown
11/6/2002 When you help someone up a hill, you get that much closer to the top yourself. - Bits & Pieces
11/7/2002 When you rule your mind you rule your world. When you choose your thoughts you choose your results. - Imelda Shanklin
11/8/2002 You never plough a field by turning it over in your mind. - Irish Proverb
11/12/2002 When you are in your 90s and looking back, it's not going to be how much money you made or how many awards you've won. It's really "What did you stand for? Did you make a positive difference for people? - Elizabeth Dole
11/13/2002 We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations. - Charles Swindoll
11/14/2002 There is no security in life, only opportunity. - Mark Twain
11/15/2002 There are two things to aim at in life: first to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second. - Logan Pearsall Smith
11/18/2002 A truly great person is the one who gives you a chance. - Paul Duffy
11/19/2002 Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. - James Bryant Conant
11/20/2002 Character is doing what's right when nobody's looking. - J.C. Watts Jr.
11/21/2002 Do noble things, do not dream them all day long. - Charles Kingsley
11/22/2002 Enough is better than too much. - French Proverb
11/25/2002 Few of us will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each of us can work to change a small portion of events It is from numberless acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. - Robert F. Kennedy
11/26/2002 Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. - Gail Sheehy
11/27/2002 The ultimate test of a man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose word of thanks will not be heard. - Gaylord Nelson
12/2/2002 The only person who can  make you happy is you. - Bits & Pieces
12/3/2002 The heart that loves is always young. - Greek Proverb
12/4/2002 The best way to motivate other people to help you fulfill your goals is to help them fulfill their goals. - Deepak Chopra
12/5/2002 The best memory is that which forgets nothing but injuries. Write kindness in marble and write injuries in the dust. - Persian Proverb
12/6/2002 Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. - Carl Sagan
12/9/2002 A competitive world has two possibilities for you. You can lose. Or if you want to win, you can change. - Lester C. Thurow
12/10/2002 A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. - Walter Winchell
12/11/2002 Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust. - Jesse Owens
12/12/2002 Children are our most valuable natural resource. - Herbert Hoover
12/13/2002 Defeat isn't bitter, as long as you don't swallow it. - Bits & Pieces
12/16/2002 Don't get complacent. Push yourself out of your comfort zone and set higher standards of achievement for yourself. Once you've achieved a standard of excellence, never let it rest - push yourself even higher. - Dave Anderson
12/17/2002 Every moment is the right one to be kind. - James A. Brewer
12/18/2002 Everything we do seeds the future. No action is an empty one. - Joan Chittister
12/19/2002 Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used. - Richard Byrd
12/20/2002 Happiness is the best cosmetic. - Karen Duffy
12/23/2002 There is a wonderful, mystical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life - happiness, freedom, and peace of mind - are always attained by giving them to someone else. - Unknown

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