Thoughts Sent In 2000
1/4/2000 If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. - Andy Roony
1/5/2000 If the love of what you're doing exceeds the labor of doing it . . . success is inevitable. - Bob Beers
1/6/2000 Unsatisfied desire is in itself more desirable than any other satisfaction. - C.S. Lewis
1/7/2000 The whole philosophy of failure can be summed up in . . . Three words, "What's the use?" - Bits & Pieces
1/10/2000 Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. - Mother Teresa
1/11/2000 You can't help someone get up a hill without getting closer to the top yourself. - Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf
1/12/2000 Some questions don't have answers, which is a terribly difficult lesson to learn. - Katherine Graham
1/13/2000 A good home must be made not bought. - Joyce Maynard
1/14/2000 Life is a riddle. Unfortunately, the answer's not written on the back of anything. - Bits & Pieces
1/17/2000 I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions. - Lou Holtz
1/18/2000 I discovered I always have choices and sometimes it's only a choice of attitudes. - Judith Knowlton
1/18/2000 If we don't change the direction we're going, we're likely to end up where we are headed. - Chinese proverb
1/20/2000 If you have but one wish, let it be for an idea. - Percy Sutton
1/21/2000 Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant. - Cary Grant
1/24/2000 Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy takes the rest of the week. - Alice Walker
1/25/2000 Invest yourself in everything you do. There's fun in being serious. - Wynton Marsalis
1/26/2000 Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. - William James
1/27/2000 There are two things I've learned: There is a God, and I'm not Him. - unknown
1/28/2000 Formula for success: Under Promise; over deliver. - Tom Peters
1/31/2000 Do not only point out the way, but lead the way. - Sioux Indian Proverb
2/1/2000 In a moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing to do. The worst thing you can do is nothing. - Theodore Roosevelt
2/2/2000 It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference. - Tom Brokaw
2/3/2000 In my father's house there are many mansions. I hope yours is next to mine. - unknown
2/4/2000 The darkest hour is only 60 minutes. - Bits & Pieces
2/7/2000 Good and evil cannot dwell together in the same heart, so a good man ought not to go into evil company. - Delaware Indian Proverb
2/8/2000 If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't hurt very much and winning is not very exciting. - Dick Vermeil
2/9/2000 Remember the difference between a boss and a leader: A boss says, "Go!" A leader says, "Let's go!" - E.M. Kelley
2/10/2000 If you don't risk anything, you risk even more. - Erica Jong
2/11/2000 When asked what he thought about when he struck out, Babe Ruth said, "I think about hitting home runs." - Bits & Pieces
2/14/2000 Real love stories never have endings. - Bits & Pieces
2/15/2000 She didn't know it couldn't be done, so she went ahead and did it. - Bridget O'Donnell
2/16/2000 One has to face fear or forever run from it. - Crow Indian Proverb
2/17/2000 Nothing is so contagious as enthusiasm; it moves stones, it charms brutes. Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it. - Edward G.E. Bulwer-Lytton
2/18/2000 Opportunity's favorite disguise is trouble. - Frank Tyger
2/21/2000 A weak faith is weakened by predicaments and catastrophes, whereas a strong faith is strengthened by them. - Victor Frankl
2/22/2000 I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed. And the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep trying! - Tom Hopkins
2/23/2000 The deeds you do today may be the only sermon some people will hear today. - St. Francis of Assisi
2/24/2000 Show respect to all men, but grovel to none. - Shawnee Indian Proverb
2/25/2000 Thanks is a neglected form of compensation. - Bits & Pieces
2/28/2000 Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstandings, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate. - Albert Schweitzer
2/29/2000 How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. - Anne Frank
3/1/2000 It's hard to beat a person who never gives up. - Babe Ruth
3/2/2000 You lose with potential. You win with performance. - Bill Parcels
3/3/2000 Give and Forget. - Receive and remember. - Bits & Pieces
3/6/2000 The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. - Walt Disney
3/7/2000 It's not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get up again. - Vince Lombardi
3/8/2000 We call things we don't understand complex, but that means we haven't found a good way to think about them. - Tsutomu Shimomura
3/9/2000 Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. - St. Francis of Assisi
3/10/2000 Seek the ways of the eagle, not the wren. - Omaha Indian Proverb
3/13/2000 Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God's grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God's grace. - unknown
3/14/2000 You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you. - Dale Carnegie
3/15/2000 When you come right down to it, the secret of having it all is loving it all. - Joyce Brothers
3/16/2000 When patterns are broken, new worlds can emerge. - Tuli Kupferberg
3/17/2000 When criticized consider the source. - Bits & Pieces
3/20/2000 What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. - Joseph Addison
3/21/2000 Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good; try to use ordinary situations. - Jean Paul Richter
3/22/2000 It's better we disagree than be in agreement and all be wrong. - J. Kesner Kahn
3/23/2000 Life is a riddle. Unfortunately, the answer's not written on the back of anything. - Harry S. Truman
3/24/2000 People who wait for something to turn up might start with their own shirtsleeves. - Bits & Pieces
3/27/2000 Truth is a hard master, and costly to serve, but it simplifies all problems. - Ellis Peters
3/28/2000 Not failure, but low aim, is a crime. - Ernest Holmes
3/29/2000 Grain by grain - a loaf; stone upon stone - a palace. - George Bernard Shaw
3/30/2000 Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it. - George Halas
3/31/2000 Many things can be done in a day if you don't make that day tomorrow. - Bits & Pieces
4/3/2000 "I can't do it" never accomplished anything. "I will try" has performed wonders. - George P. Burnham
4/4/2000 A successful man is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks that others have thrown at him. - David Brinkley
4/5/2000 Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. - Abraham Lincoln
4/6/2000 Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure. - Norman Vincent Peale
4/7/2000 Are you smart enough to know what you do not know? - Bits & Pieces
4/10/2000 Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done. - James Ling
4/11/2000 Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve… You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
4/12/2000 Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently. - Henry Ford
4/13/2000 I think you earn the right to do things the way you want to do them. - Reba Mcentire
4/14/2000 It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you down so much, but the grain of sand in your shoe. - Bits & Pieces
4/17/2000 You never know when you're making a memory. - Rickie Lee Jones
4/18/2000 You don't aim at the bull's-eye. You aim at the center of the bull's-eye! - Raymond Berry
4/19/2000 You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. - James Lane Allen
4/20/2000 Without friends, you're like a book that nobody bother to pick up. - Pyschology of Women Quarterly
4/21/2000 Down deep in every soul is a hidden longing, impulse, and ambition to do something fine and enduring . . . . If you are willing, great things are possible to you. - Grenvile Kleiser
4/24/2000 Before I was paralyzed, there were 10,000 things I could do. Now there are 9,000. I could dwell on the 1000 I lost or focus on the 9,000 I have left. - W. Mitchell
4/25/2000 It isn't hard to be good from time to time … what's tough is being good every day. - Willie Mays
4/26/2000 When a man's willing and eager, the gods join in. - Aeschylus
4/27/2000 Example is leadership. - Albert Schweitzer
4/28/2000 Killing time murders opportunities. - Bits & Pieces
5/1/2000 Opportunities are often things you haven't noticed the first time around. - Catherine Deneuve
5/2/2000 My interest is in the future… because I'm going to spend the rest of my life there. - Charles Kettering
5/3/2000 Patience is the toughest road to stay on, but the surest path to victory. - Dave Weinbaum
5/4/2000 If you do what you have always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten. - David Spong
5/5/2000 Don't point a finger - lend a hand. - Bits & Pieces
5/8/2000 Winners make their goals; losers make excuses. - Good Stuff
5/9/2000 Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. - Henri Bergson
5/10/2000 Focus on remedies, not faults. - Jack Nicklaus
5/11/2000 The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions - James Russell Lowell
5/12/2000 Progress has less to do with speed and more to do with direction. - Bits & Pieces
5/15/2000 There are only two ways to live your life - one is as if everything is a miracle the other is as though nothing is a miracle. - Albert Einstein
5/16/2000 While others may argue about whether the worlds ends with a bang or a whimper, I just want to make sure mine doesn't end with a whine. - Barbara Gordon
5/17/2000 Freedom to be your best means nothing unless you're willing to do your best. - Colin Powell
5/18/2000 Victories often occur after you see no way to succeed but refuse to give up anyway. - Dave Weinbaum
5/19/2000 The most profitless thing to manufacture is an excuse. - Bits & Pieces
5/22/2000 The world is your playground. Why aren't you playing? - Ellie Katz
5/23/2000 Modern science is still trying to produce a tranquilizer more effective than a few kind words. - Douglas Meador
5/24/2000 Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it.  - David Starr Jordan
5/25/2000 A window of opportunity won't open itself. - Dave Weinbaum
5/26/2000 Someday is not a day of the week - Bits & Pieces
5/30/2000 There's no labor a man can do that's undignified - if he does it right. - Bill Cosby
5/31/2000 Self-trust is the first secret of success. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
6/1/2000 No road is long with good company. - Turkish Proverb
6/2/2000 Your IQ is not nearly as important as your "I WILL." - Bits & Pieces
6/3/2000 The great tragedy of life is not in unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer. - F.B. Meyer
6/5/2000 A coincidence is when God performs a miracle, and decides to remain anonymous - unknown
6/6/2000 Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you; you must acquire it. - Sudie Back
6/7/2000 After the verb "to love," "to help" is the most beautiful verb in the world. - Bertha Von Suttner
6/8/2000 Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything. - George Lois
6/9/2000 An ego trip is something that never gets you anywhere. - Suzan L. Wiener
6/21/2000 We only think when we are confronted with a problem. - John Dewey
6/22/2000 Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. - Robert Brault
6/23/2000 Everything starts as somebody's daydream. - Larry Niven
6/26/2000 Fear can keep us up all night long, but faith make one fine pillow. - Phiip Gulley
6/27/2000 Genius is nothing but a greater aptitude for patience. - Benjamin Franklin
6/28/2000 I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself. - Mikhail Baryshnikov
6/29/2000 If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be. - Unknown
6/30/2000 Life isn't a dress rehearsal. - Bits & Pieces
7/5/2000 Losers quit when they are tired. Winners quit when they have won. - Bits & Pieces
7/6/2000 There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning, and yearning. - Christopher Morley
7/7/2000 Experience is the name everyone gives his mistakes. - Elbert Hubbard
7/10/2000 Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have. - Doris Mortman
7/11/2000 It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. - Eleanor Roosevelt
7/12/2000 The problem is never how to get new, innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get the old ones out. - Dee Hock
7/13/2000 Go the extra mile. It's never crowded. - Executive Speedwriter Newsletter
7/14/2000 Everything is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. - Bits & Pieces
7/17/2000 If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. - Chinese Proverb
7/18/2000 Live your life so that your children can tell their children that you not only stood for something wonderful - you acted on it. - Dan Zadra
7/19/2000 People perform at their best when contributing their talents to something they believe in. - David McNally
7/20/2000 I'm not inspired by what people say. I'm inspired by what I do. - Evander Holyfield
7/21/2000 Amateurs practice until they can get right; professionals practice until they can't get it wrong. - Bits & Pieces
7/24/2000 There is no mistake so great as the mistake of not going on. - William Blake
7/25/2000 Life is something like this trumpet. If you don't put anything in it you don't get anything out. And that's the truth. - W.C. Handy
7/26/2000 Happiness is not the absence of conflict but the ability to cope with it. - unknown
7/27/2000 In the space age the most important space is between the ears. - Thomas J. Barlow
7/28/2000 It doesn't take talent to be on time. - Pete Reiser
7/31/2000 You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take. - Wayne Gretzky
8/1/2000 In the business world, the rearview mirror is always the clearer than the windshield. - Warren Buffet
8/2/2000 Life is about moving, it's about change. And when things stop doing that they're dead. - Twyla Tharp
8/3/2000 The most important single ingredient in the formula for success is knowing how to get along with people. - Theodore Roosevelt
8/4/2000 Sharing and giving are the ways of God. - Sauk Indian Proverb
8/7/2000 Every accomplishment large or small begins with the same decision: I'll try. - Ted Key
8/8/2000 Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them. - William Arthur Ward
8/9/2000 Sometimes the majority only means that all the fools are on the same side. - unknown
8/10/2000 One of the greatest laborsaving inventions of today is tomorrow. - Vincent T. Foss
8/11/2000 If you wouldn't write it and sign it, don't say it. - Bits & Pieces
8/14/2000 If the Creator had a purpose in equipping us with a neck, he surely meant us to stick it out. - Arthur Koestler
8/15/2000 Write the bad things that are done to you in the sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble. - Arabian Parable
8/16/2000 When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves. - William Arthur Ward
8/17/2000 The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. - Walter Bagehot
8/18/2000 To succeed you don't have to stay up nights . . . You have to stay awake days! - Bits & Pieces
8/21/2000 The secret of life is to know who you are and where you are going. - unknown
8/22/2000 If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade. - Tom Peters
8/23/2000 Taste cannot be controlled by law. - Thomas Jefferson
8/24/2000 Very few burdens are heavy if everyone lifts. - Sy Wise
8/25/2000 Live you life so you don't have to hide your diary. - Bits & Pieces
8/28/2000 Live your life in the manner that you would like your kids to live theirs. - Michael Levine
8/29/2000 There is only one group of people who don't have problems and they're all dead. Problems are a sign of life. So the more problems you have, the more alive you are. - Norman Vincent Peale
8/30/2000 Worry gives a small thing a big shadow. - Swedish Proverb
8/31/2000 If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. - Thomas Edison
9/1/2000 If no one took risks, Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine Floor. - Neil Simon
9/4/2000 To succeed it is necessary to accept the world as it is and rise above it. - Michael Korda
9/5/2000 The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot. - Michael Altshuler
9/7/2000 Everyone has a gift for something, even if it is the gift of being a good friend. - Marian Anderson
9/8/2000 Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground and win a little more later.  - Louis L'Amour
9/11/2000 The less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in. - Lord Chesterfield
9/12/2000 It's not the load that breaks you down; it's the way you carry it. - Lena Horne
9/13/2000 Never ruin an apology with an excuse. - Kimberly Johnson
9/14/2000 In spite of warnings, nothing much happens until the status quo becomes more painful than change. - Laurence J. Peter
9/15/2000 The man who rolls up his shirtsleeves is rarely in danger of losing his shirt. - Bits & Pieces
9/18/2000 When you give of yourself, you receive more than you give. - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
9/19/2000 Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the idea is quite staggering. - Arthur C. Clarke
9/20/2000 The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. - Benjamin Disraeli
9/21/2000 Never give up. Never let up. And you'll never let yourself down. - Dave Weinbaum
9/22/2000 You may not know all the answers, but you probably won't be asked all the questions either. - Bits & Pieces
9/25/2000 The distribution of talents in this world should not be our concern. Our responsibility is to take the talents we have and ardently parlay them to the highest possible achievement. - Alan Loy McGinnis
9/26/2000 Progress is what happens when impossibility yields to necessity. - Arnold H. Glasgow
9/27/2000 No yesterdays are wasted for those who give themselves to today. - Brendan Francis
9/28/2000 Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself. - Cicero
9/29/2000 What isn't tried won't work. - Claude McDonald
10/2/2000 The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. - Confucius
10/3/2000 There is only one way under high heaven to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it. - Dale Carnegie
10/4/2000 Learn the lessons of the past to prepare for the opportunities of the future. - Dave Weinbaum
10/5/2000 Your most powerful weapon against limiting thoughts is your willingness to clarify and envision what you truly want for your life. - David McNally
10/6/2000 One of life's little ironies: When you finally master a tough job, you make it look easy. - Bits & Pieces
10/9/2000 The world is made a better place by those who refuse to believe they cannot fly. - Unknown
10/10/2000 Strong reasons make strong actions. - William Shakespere
10/11/2000 Change starts when someone sees the next step. - William Drayton
10/12/2000 Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. - Unknown
10/13/2000 Obsession doesn't guarantee success. On the other hand, a lack of obsession does guarantee failure. - Tom Peters
10/16/2000 Know the true value of time, snatch, seize and enjoy every moment of it. - Lord Chesterfield
10/17/2000 Last week I saw a man who had not made a mistake in 4,000 years. He was a mummy in the British Museum. - H.L. Wayward
10/18/2000 Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. - Mark Twain
10/19/2000 Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. - Soren Kirkegaard
10/20/2000 Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends on what you are made of. - Good Stuff
10/23/2000 You can't possibly hit the ball if you are thinking about all of the ways you can miss. - Unknown
10/24/2000 When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. - La Rochefoucauld
10/25/2000 When I was five years old, the first skating lesson I learned was: how to fall. My instructor was wise. He knew that until I learned to fall, I couldn't learn how not to fall. You see? Your mistakes will be your best friends if you let them teach you. - Michelle Kwan
10/26/2000 What the superior man seeks is in himself. What the mean man seeks is in others. - Confucius
10/27/2000 What you get by reaching your destination isn't nearly as important as what you become by reaching your destination. - Bits & Pieces
10/30/2000 A genius is a talented person who does his homework. - Thomas Edison
10/31/2000 Fear makes the wolf look bigger than he is. - German Proverb
11/1/2000 Goals are dreams with deadlines. - Diana Scharf Hunt
11/2/2000 Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us on a wild goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it. - Nathaniel Hawthorne
11/3/2000 I couldn't wait for success. . . So I went ahead without it. - Jonathan Winters
11/6/2000 I shall adopt new views as fast as they shall appear to be true views. - Abraham Lincoln
11/7/2000 No one can arrive form being talented alone. God gives talent; work transforms talent into genius. - Anna Pavlova
11/8/2000 It's pretty difficult to keep your mind and your mouth open at the same time. - Bits & Pieces
11/9/2000 The PURPOSE of life is to discover your gift. The MEANING of life is giving your gift away. - David Viscott
11/10/2000 The harder you work, the luckier you get. - Gary Player
11/13/2000 The essence of genius is knowing what to overlook. - William James
11/14/2000 Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her. But once they are in hand he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game. - Voltaire
11/15/2000 You can't change you past, but you can change your future. - unknown
11/16/2000 Just because something is difficult doesn't mean you shouldn't try. It means you should try harder. - Unknown
11/17/2000 You alone can do it, but you can't do it alone. - Bits & Pieces
11/20/2000 We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes. - John F. Kennedy
11/21/2000 The art of life is to know how to enjoy little and to endure much. - William Hazlitt
11/22/2000 He who is content with little has everything. - Bits & Pieces
11/27/2000 It was one of the rules which, above all others, made Benjamin Franklin the most amiable of men in society: never contradict anybody. - Thomas Jefferson
11/28/2000 Don't make excuses. Make improvements. - Unknown
11/29/2000 If you lead through fear you will have little to respect; but if you lead through respect you will have little to fear. - unknown
11/30/2000 You earn respect by how you live, not by what you demand. - Unknown
12/1/2000 Success is simply a matter of Luck. Ask any failure. - unknown
12/4/2000 Our main business is not to see what lies ahead dimly at a distance, but what lies ahead clearly at hand. - Thomas Carlyle
12/5/2000 I didn't stumble 1,000 times … the light bulb was an invention with 1001 steps. - Thomas Edison
12/6/2000 One word frees us all of the weight and pain of life; that word is love.  - Sophocles
12/7/2000 What would you do if you know you could not fail? - Robert Schuller
12/8/2000 The future starts today, not tomorrow. - Pope John Paul II
12/11/2000 Worry doesn't help tomorrow's troubles, but it does ruin today's happiness. - Unknown
12/12/2000 You may get skinned knees and elbows, but it's worth it if you score a spectacular goal. - Mia Hamm
12/13/2000 You will only be remembered for two things: the problems you solve or the ones you create. - Mike Murdock
12/14/2000 When a man is wrapped up in himself he makes a pretty small package. - John Ruskin
12/15/2000 When the outlook is poor, try uplook - Bits & Pieces
12/18/2000 Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. - Malcolm S. Forbes
12/19/2000 To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have. - Ken S. Keyes, Jr.
12/20/2000 To dream of the person you would like to be is to waste the person you are. - Good Stuff
12/21/2000 Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. - James M. Barrie
12/22/2000 There's nothing harder to stop than somebody who wants to believe in a miracle. - Leslie Ford

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