Thoughts sent in 1997

9/14/1997 When I look back on all these worries I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which never happened. - Winston Churchill
9/15/1997 If you can dream it, you can do it. - Walt Disney
9/16/1997 You cannot get ahead while you are getting even. - Rep. Dick Amery
9/17/1997 You can't lead a calvary charge if you think you look funny on a horse. - John Peers
9/18/1997 A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin. - H.L. Mencken
9/21/1997 Remember, every good thing that has happened to you has happened in a week that started with Monday. - RWL
9/22/1997 Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well. - Warren G. Lester
9/23/1997 Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones to genius. - Elbert Hubbard
9/24/1997 Procrastination is like a credit card: it's a lot of fun until you get the bill. - Christopher Parker
9/26/1997 The greatest good we can do for others is not to share our riches but to reveal theirs. - unknown
9/26/1997 Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself. - Tom Wilson
9/29/1997 Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places. - E. Joseph Cossman
9/30/1997 Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious. - B.C. Forbes
10/1/1997 Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. - George Patton
10/2/1997 God gave us memory that we might have roses in December - James M. Barrie
10/5/1997 No amount of pay ever made a good soldier, a good teacher, or a good workman. - John Ruskin
10/6/1997 God gives every bird its food, but he does not throw it into the nest. - J.G. Holland
10/9/1997 Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
10/12/1997 Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror. - Byrd Baggett
10/13/1997 Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny. - Kim Hubbard
10/14/1997 I would rather be the man who bought the Brooklyn Bridge than the man who sold it. - Will Rogers
10/15/1997 The greater the artist, the greater the doubt; perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize. - Robert Hughes
10/16/1997 Solutions to problems are usually simple, but rarely easy. - Unknown / RWL
10/19/1997 Persistence is what make the impossible possible, the possible likely, and the likely definite. - Robert Hall
10/20/1997 Respect cannot be learned, purchased, or acquired - it can only be earned. - Bits & Pieces
10/21/1997 The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. - Mahatma Gandhi
10/22/1997 The best way to predict the future is to create it. - Peter F. Drucker
10/23/1997 Success comes in cans - not cannots. - Peter Thomson
10/26/1997 Great works are performed not by strength, but by perserverance. - Samuel Johnson
10/27/1997 It is the greatest mistake to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can. - Sydney Smith
10/28/1997 If you want truly to understand something, try to change it. - Kurt Lewin
10/29/1997 Look at the day when you are extremely satisifed at the end. It's not the day you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do and you've done it. - Margaret Thatcher
10/30/1997 Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing. - Bits & Pieces
11/2/1997 The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say can't be done. - from an advertisement by Northern Trust Business Banking
11/3/1997 The greatest power is often simple patience. - E. Joseph Cossman
11/5/1997 Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. - Conrad Hilton
11/6/1997 Those who agree with us might not be right but we admire their astuteness. - Cullen Hightower
11/8/1997 Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. - William Butler Yeats
11/10/1997 The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything. - Theodore Roosevelt
11/11/1997 A professional is someone who can do his best work when he doesn't feel like it. - Alistair Cooke
11/12/1997 It's not true that nice guys finish last. Nice guys are winners before the game ever starts. - Addison Walker
11/13/1997 The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else. - Martina Navratilova
11/16/1997 The smallest good deed is greater than the grandest intention. - unknown
11/17/1997 It is wise to keep in mind that no success or failure is necessarily final. - unknown
11/18/1997 A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd - Max Lucado
11/19/1997 A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. - Charles M. Schwarb
11/20/1997 I am a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. - Stephen  Leacock
11/23/1997 Patience is bitter but the fruit is sweet. - unknown
11/24/1997 Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling. - Margaret Lee Runbeck
11/25/1997 Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue. - Roger C. Anderson
11/28/1997 When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
12/1/1997 About the only thing that comes without effort is old age. - unknown
12/2/1997 Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. - Abraham Lincoln
12/3/1997 Do all things with love. - Og Mandino
12/4/1997 If at first you don't succeed, find out why. If at first you do succeed, find out why. - RWL
12/7/1997 People rarely succeed at anything unless they have fun doing it. - unknown
12/8/1997 We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. - unknown
12/9/1997 Of all our human resources the most precious is the desire to improve. - unknown
12/10/1997 Use the talents you possess; for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except the best. - Unknown
12/11/1997 A ship in a harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for. - Unknown
12/14/1997 While faith makes all things possible, it is love that makes all things easy. - Unknown
12/15/1997 A stumble may prevent a fall. - English proverb
12/16/1997 Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. - Mother Teresa
12/17/1997 The mind, like a parachute, functions only when open. - unknown
12/18/1997 Where there is love there is life - Mohandas Gandhi
12/21/1997 He cared enough to send the very best. - unknown

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