Thoughts Sent In 2001
1/2/2001 In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want. - Irish Toast
1/3/2001 It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can. - Sydney Smith
1/3/2001 You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. - Robin Williams
1/4/2001 I've never learned anything while I was talking. - Larry King
1/5/2001 Many people aim at nothing - and hit it with remarkable precision. - Bits & Pieces
1/8/2001 You win not by chance but by preparation. - Roger Maris
1/9/2001 The highest fences we need to climb are those we've built within our minds. - unknown
1/10/2001 If you don't have a vision for the future, then your future is threatened to be a repeat of the past. - A.R. Bernard
1/11/2001 Life leaps like a geyser for those willing to drill through the rock of inertia. - Alexis Carrel
1/12/2001 The greatest weakness for many people is that they don't realize their own strength. - Bits & Pieces
1/15/2001 Nothing big ever came from being small. - Bits & Pieces
1/16/2001 The moment may be temporary but the memory is forever. - Bud Meyer
1/17/2001 Friendship is the only thing in the world concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed. - Cicero
1/18/2001 We enjoy warmth because we have been cold. We appreciate light because we have been in darkness. By the same token, we can experience joy because we have known sorrow. - David L. Weatherford
1/19/2001 Never confuse a single mistake with a final mistake. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
1/22/2001 A baby is born with a need to be loved -- and never outgrows it. - Frank A. Clark
1/23/2001 It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. - Frederick Douglas
1/24/2001 The man who is waiting for something to turn up might start on his shirt sleeves. - Garth Henrichs
1/25/2001 You can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets. - Good Stuff
1/26/2001 When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. - Helen Keller
1/29/2001 Good is not good when better is expected. - Thomas Fuller
1/30/2001 Before you know why something is happening, you need to know that it is happening. - RWL
1/31/2001 Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you. - Robert Fulghum
2/1/2001 Fear is just excitement in need of an attitude adjustment. - Russ Quaglia & Doug Hall
2/2/2001 Good memories are our second chance at happiness. - Queen Elizabeth II
2/5/2001 You'll never have all the information you need to make a decision. If you did, it would be a foregone conclusion, not a decision. - David Mahoney
2/6/2001 Whoever said, "It's not whether you win or lose that counts" probably lost. - Martina Navratilova
2/7/2001 When nobody around you seems to measure up, it's time to check your yardstick. - Bill Lemley
2/8/2001 To finish first you must first finish. - Rick Mears
2/9/2001 The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention. - Duguet 
2/12/2001 A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit. - Richard Bach
2/13/2001 Time flies. It's up to you to be the navigator. - Robert Orben
2/14/2001 Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young. -  A.W. Pinero
2/15/2001 He that is good at making excuses, is seldom good for anything else. - Benjamin Franklin
2/16/2001 Don't spend $1's worth of time on a 10-cent decision. - Bits & Pieces
2/19/2001 Many people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it. - William Feather
2/20/2001 The future has several names. For the weak, it is "Impossible." For the fainthearted, it is the "Unknown." For the thoughtful and valiant, it is "Ideal." - Victor Hugo
2/21/2001 If you always do what you've done, you'll always get what you've got. - unknown
2/22/2001 With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable. - Thomas E. Buxton
2/23/2001 One way to avoid hard falls is to avoid jumping to conclusions. - Bits & Pieces
2/25/2001 If the 20th century taught us anything, it is to be cautious about the word impossible. - Charles Platt
2/26/2001 Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting. - Elizabeth Bibesco
2/27/2001 Chance favors the prepared mind. - Louis Pasteur
2/28/2001 Contrary to the cliché, genuinely nice guys most often finish first or very near it. - Malcolm S. Forbes
3/1/2001 Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. - Sir Winston Churchill 
3/2/2001 Courage is fear that has said its prayers. - Bits & Pieces
3/5/2001 You learn that, whatever you are doing in life, obstacles don't matter very much. Pain or other circumstances can be there, but if you want to do a job bad enough, you'll find a way to get it done. - Jack Youngblood
3/6/2001 Your expression is the most important thing you can wear. - Sid Ascher
3/7/2001 When an archer misses the mark, he turns and looks for the fault within himself. Failure to hit the bull's-eye is never the fault of the target. To improve your aim - improve yourself. - Gilbert Arland
3/8/2001 Time is a created thing. To say, "I don't have time" is like saying "I don't want to . . . " - Lao-Tzu
3/9/2001 There is a big gap between advice and help. - Bits & Pieces
3/12/2001 Worry lives a long way from rational thought. - Mary Rouch
3/13/2001 If you have integrity, nothing else matters.  If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters. - Alan Simpson
3/14/2001 Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes. - Henry J. Kaiser
3/15/2001 There are costs and risks to a program of action, but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction. - John F. Kennedy
3/16/2001 The greatest lesson a leader can teach is that life is a process, not an event. - Johnnetta B. Cole
3/19/2001 5 Facts of Life 1) Enthusiasm is not a random mood: it's a daily choice. 2) Taking time to listen to others is a rare and special talent. 3) Self-belief is a simple matter of focusing on what you DO have. 4) A sincere compliment is the least expensive and most valuable gift a person can offer. 5) Wisdom is always realizing that the only time you can ever live is NOW. - Joe Takash
3/20/2001 A good plan executed right now is better than a perfect plan executed next week. - George S. Patton
3/21/2001 Activity and sadness are incompatible. - Christian Bovee
3/22/2001 Be persistent without being impatient. - Dave Weinbaum
3/23/2001 Difficulty is an excuse history never accepts. - Edward R. Murrow
3/26/2001 Dreams are not something to wait for, they are something to work for. - Unknown
3/27/2001 God gave us the nuts, but he does not crack them. - German Proverb
3/28/2001 Hating people is like burning down your house to get rid of a rat. - Harry Emerson Fosdick
3/29/2001 I can give you a six-word formula for success: Think things through - then follow through. - Edward V. Rickenbacker 
3/30/2001 I studied the lives of great men and famous women, and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm. - Harry S. Truman
4/2/2001 They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world. Someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for. - Tom Bodett
4/3/2001 The value of an idea lies in the using of it. - Thomas Edison
4/4/2001 In three words I can sum up everything that I've learned about life. It goes on. - Robert Frost
4/5/2001 Some people do nothing wrong. The problem is, they do nothing, and that is wrong. - Patrick L. Knueven
4/6/2001 Love reduces friction to a fraction. - Bits & Pieces
4/9/2001 Many a false step is taken by standing still. - Arnold Glasow
4/10/2001 The greatest secret of success in life is for a person to be ready when their opportunity comes. - Benjamin Disraeli
4/11/2001 Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of. - Benjamin Franklin
4/12/2001 Self-discipline is an individual's greatest asset. - Lou Holtz
4/13/2001 In great attempts it is glorious even to fail. - unknown
4/16/2001 He who prays for his neighbors will be heard for himself. - Talmund
4/17/2001 A man who wants to do something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse. - Stephen Dolley, Jr.
4/18/2001 Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. - Sir Richard Steele
4/19/2001 It's easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out of date. - Roger Von Oech
4/20/2001 Bad habits are like a comfortable bed . . . easy to get into, but hard to get out of. - Bits & Pieces
4/23/2001 Ambition is the path success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in. - Bill Eardley
4/24/2001 One today is worth two tomorrows. - Benjamin Franklin
4/25/2001 I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right. - Albert Einstein
4/27/2001 A winner says, "It may be difficult, but it's possible." A loser says, "It may be possible, but it's too difficult." - Bits & Pieces
4/27/2001 Be somebody you would be proud to know. - Unknown
4/30/2001 Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit grows strong by conflict. - William Ellery Channing.
5/1/2001 Do anything better than it was ever done before and you'll get rich. - Walt Disney
5/2/2001 Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself. - unknown
5/3/2001 The three hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: To return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, "I was wrong." - Sydney J. Harris
5/4/2001 Every person is a fool in somebody's opinion. - Spanish Proverb
5/7/2001 The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear. - William Jennings Bryan
5/8/2001 The height of your accomplishments will equal the depth of your convictions. - William F. Scolavino
5/9/2001 Winners are too busy to be sad, too positive to be doubtful, too optimistic to be fearful and too determined to be defeated. - Unknown
5/10/2001 It is important to acknowledge a mistake instantly, correct it, and learn from it. That literally turns a failure into a success. Success is on the far side of failure. - T.J. Watson
5/11/2001 I have found enthusiasm for work to be the most priceless ingredient in any recipe for success. - Samuel Goldwyn
5/14/2001 Who loses a day loses life. - Ralph Waldo Emerson 
5/15/2001 Try and live your life the way you wish other people would live theirs. - Raymond Burr
5/16/2001 Life is available to anyone no matter what age. All you have to do is grab it. - Art Carney
5/17/2001 Live to learn and you will learn to live. - Portuguese Proverb
5/18/2001 Many of our fears are tissue paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them. - Brendan Francis
5/21/2001 The influence of each human being on others in this life is a kind of immortality. - John Quincy Adams 
5/22/2001 True merit, like a river, the deeper it is, the less noise it makes. - Lord Halifax 
5/23/2001 Your priorities determine your progress. - Mike Tully
5/24/2001 You must keep your mind on the objective, not on the obstacle. - William Randolp Hearst
5/25/2001 You have a unique message to deliver, a unique song to sing, a unique act of love to bestow. This message, this song, and this act of love have been entrusted exclusively to the one and only you. - John Powell
5/29/2001 You are who you choose to be. - unknown
5/30/2001 Without darkness there are no dreams. - Karla Kuban
5/31/2001 When you stop giving, when you stop offering something, it's time to turn out the lights. - George Burns
6/1/2001 What people really need is a good listening-to. - Mary Lou Casey
6/3/2001 Usefulness is not impaired by imperfection. You can drink from a chipped cup. - Greta K. Nagel
6/4/2001 While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior. - Henry C. Link
6/5/2001 What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity. - J. Sidlow Baxter
6/6/2001 What is now proved was once only imagined. - William Blake 
6/7/2001 The only solution is to love. - Dorothy Day
6/8/2001 Why not learn to enjoy the little things - there are so many of them. - Bits & Pieces
6/11/2001 What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it. - Johann von Goethe
6/12/2001 Working hard becomes a habit, a serious kind of fun. You get self-satisfaction from pushing yourself to the limit, knowing that all the effort is going to pay off. - Mary Lou Retton
6/14/2001 To be a leader of men one must turn one's back on men. - Havelock Ellis
6/14/2001 You never know how a horse will pull until you hook him to a heavy load. - Paul "Bear" Bryant
6/15/2001 There are many more people trying to meet the right person than to become the right person. - Gloria Steinem
6/18/2001 The world stands aside to let anyone pass who knows where he is going. - David Starr Jordan
6/19/2001 The toughest lesson to learn is the one you thought you already learned. - Bits & Pieces
6/20/2001 The problem in my life and other people's lives is not the absence of knowing what to do, but the absence of doing it. - Peter F. Drucker
6/21/2001 The only way to reach your long-range goals is through surviving your short-range objectives. - Good Stuff
6/22/2001 The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose. - Hada Bejar
6/25/2001 Time is the coin of you life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. - Carl Sandburg
6/26/2001 There is no education like adversity. - Walt Disney
6/27/2001 There are few concepts so difficult that they do not yield to the repeated attack of the ordinary mind. - Helen Boyden
6/28/2001 The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play. - Arnold Toynbee
6/29/2001 The only way we can ever teach a child to say "I'm sorry" is for him to hear it from our lips first. - Kevin Leman
7/2/2001 Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself. - John MacNaughton
7/3/2001 Life is a game show where the people who enjoy it are the winners. - Orson Bean
7/5/2001 Let everyone sweep in front of his own door and the whole world will be clean. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
7/6/2001 It's always helpful to learn from your mistakes because then your mistakes seem worthwhile. - Garry Marshall
7/9/2001 Don't think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm. - Malayan Proverb
7/10/2001 A well-spent day brings happy sleep. - Leonardo Da Vinci
7/11/2001 Become a beacon of light to those seeking a ray of hope. - Dave Weinbaum
7/12/2001 Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale
7/13/2001 Diligence is more important than intelligence. - Bits & Pieces
7/16/2001 The longest journey is the journey inward. - Dag Hammarskjold
7/17/2001 Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life, - Bertolt Brecht
7/18/2001 Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity is a greater. - William Hazlitt
7/19/2001 We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have. - Frederick Keonig
7/20/2001 Good communications is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
7/23/2001 You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. - Maya Angelou
7/24/2001 Winning is important to me, but what brings me real joy is the experience of being fully engaged in whatever I'm doing. - Phil Jackson
7/25/2001 You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
7/26/2001 You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind. - Dale Carnegie
7/27/2001 Work is a slice of your life. It's not the entire pizza. - Jacquelyn Mitchard
7/30/2001 We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice. - Jack Herbert
7/31/2001 We are not here to do what has already been done. - Robert Henri
8/1/2001 What you are must always displease you, if you would attain to that which you were not. - St. Augustine
8/2/2001 True religion is the life we lead, not the creed we profess. - Louis Nizer
8/3/2001 To conquer fear and worry - keep busy! - Dale Carnegie
8/6/2001 You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm. - Colette
8/7/2001 Winning can be defined as the science of being totally prepared. - George Allen
8/8/2001 There is no medicine like hope, no incentives so great, and no tonics so powerful as the expectation of something better tomorrow. - Orison Swett Marden
8/9/2001 The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you miss all you are traveling for. - Louis L'Amour
8/10/2001 The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions. - Mike Krzyzewski
8/13/2001 The only gift is a portion of thyself - Ralph Waldo Emerson
8/14/2001 The greatest tragedy in life is people who have sight but no vision. - Hellen Keller
8/15/2001 The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. - Mark Twain
8/16/2001 The father of every good work is discontent, and its mother is diligence. - Lajos Kassak
8/17/2001 Real charity doesn't care if it's deductible or not. - Bits & Pieces
8/20/2001 Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself. - Paul "Bear" Bryant
8/21/2001 Most people search high and wide for the keys to success. If they only knew, the key to their dreams lies within. - George Washington Carver
8/22/2001 It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance. - Thomas Sowell
8/23/2001 If you are not criticized, you may not be doing much. - Donald H. Rumsfield
8/24/2001 If the going is easy, beware! You may be going downhill. - Greg Taunt
8/28/2001 We are our choices. - Jean-Paul Sartre
8/29/2001 To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will. - Sugar Ray Robinson
8/30/2001 The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind forward. - Igor Sikorsky
8/31/2001 The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. - Robert Green Ingersoll
9/4/2001 A lot of growing takes place between "It fell" and "I dropped it." - Bits & Pieces
9/5/2001 Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.  - Publius Syrus
9/6/2001 Don't consider losses a waste of time. Consider them an apprenticeship. - Greg Norman
9/7/2001 Fall seven times, stand up eight. - Good Stuff
9/10/2001 Good, to forgive; Best, to forget. - Robert Browning
9/11/2001 I am not discouraged because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward. - Thomas Edison
9/12/2001 If you don't change today - your tomorrows will be like your yesterdays. - Bits & Pieces
9/13/2001 It doesn't matter how strong your opinions are. If you don't use your power for positive change, you are, indeed, part of the problem. - Coreta Scott King
9/14/2001 It's amazing how much people can get done if they do not worry about who gets the credit. - Sandra Swainney
9/17/2001 It takes wisdom to be confused. - Bits & Pieces
9/18/2001 Love is the only thing you get more of by giving it away. - Tom Wilson
9/19/2001 Never, Never, Never Quit. - Winston Churchill
9/20/2001 Nothing is more liberating that to fight for a cause larger than yourself, something that encompasses you but is not defined by your existence alone. - John McCain
9/21/2001 Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. - Longfellow
9/24/2001 Stick to it, and you'll do it! - Unknown
9/25/2001 The first-time quit, it's hard. The second time, it's easier. The third time, you don't even have to think about it. - Paul "Bear" Bryant
9/26/2001 The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose. - John McEnroe
9/27/2001 The real fault is to have faults and not amend them. - Confucius
9/28/2001 There is a difference between good sound reasons and reasons that sound good. - Bits & Pieces
9/29/2001 Some people approach every problem with an open mouth. - Adlai Stevenson
10/1/2001 To play it safe is not to play. - Robert Altman
10/2/2001 We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are. - Max DePree
10/3/2001 Worry is the misuse of imagination. - Dan Zadra
10/4/2001 A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice. - Ed Howe
10/5/2001 An idealist believes the short run doesn't count. A cynic believes the long run doesn't matter. The realist believes that what is done or left undone in the short run determines the long run. - Sydney J. Harris
10/10/2001 Do what you know best: if you're a runner, run; if you're a bell, ring. - Ingas Bernstein
10/11/2001 Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere, wholeheartedly, one directionally, without regret or reservation. - William Sheldon
10/12/2001 Good enough never is. - Debbie Fields
10/15/2001 A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. - Francis Bacon
10/16/2001 Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice a the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow." - Unknown
10/17/2001 Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true. - John Keats
10/18/2001 Great is the road I climb, but the garland offered by an easier effort is not worth the gathering. - Propertius 
10/22/2001 Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged; practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge. - Sit Edwin Arnold
10/23/2001 There's a pinch of madman in every great man. - French Proverb
10/24/2001 The strongest principle of growth lies in human choice. - Mary Ann Evans
10/25/2001 The more I help others to succeed, the more I succeed. - Ray Kroc
10/26/2001 The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. - Eleanor Roosevelt
10/30/2001 I don't think there's anything as wonderful in life as being able to help someone else. - Betty Ford
10/31/2001 Train - don't complain. - Bits & Pieces
11/1/2001 Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself. - Chinese Proverb
11/2/2001 If you don't invest in much in the process, then defeat doesn't hurt and winning isn't very exciting. - Dick Vermeil
11/5/2001 Days are scrolls; write on them what you want to be remembered. - Bits & Pieces
11/6/2001 Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. - George E. Woodberry
11/7/2001 Faith is the daring of the soul to go farther than it can see. - William Newton Clark
11/8/2001 Great results cannot be achieved at once, and we must be satisfied to advance in life as we walk - step by step. - Samuel Smiles
11/9/2001 I have never seen a monument erected to a pessimist. - Paul Harvey
11/12/2001 Wisdom, which once seemed to be an accumulation of knowledge, turns out to be an erosion of certainty. - Dale Dauten
11/13/2001 What you risk reveals what you value. - Jeanette Winterson
11/14/2001 Those who let things happen usually lose to those who make things happen. - Dave Weinbaum
11/15/2001 There is a difference between wanting to get a good salary and wanting to earn a good salary. - Bits & Pieces
11/16/2001 There is no fun in guaranteed success. - Dave Weinbaum
11/19/2001 A buried talent is never a buried treasure. Talents become treasures only through use. - H. Rupert
11/20/2001 An advantage unused is a disadvantage. - Dave Weinbaum
11/21/2001 Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light. - Albert Schweitzer
11/26/2001 The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today. - Elbert Hubbard 
11/27/2001 The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail. - Napoleon Hill
11/28/2001 The man who wins may have been counted out several times, but he didn't hear the referee. - H.E. Jansen
11/29/2001 The three great essentials to achieve anything worthwhile are first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; and third, common sense. - Thomas Edison
11/30/2001 The worst bankrupt in the world is the person who has lost his enthusiasm. - H.W. Arnold
12/3/2001 Footprints in the sand of time were not made by folks who stood still. - James A. Brewer
12/4/2001 It's never too late to be who you might have been. - George Eliot
12/5/2001 What ought one to say then as each hardship comes? I was practicing for this, I was training for this. - Epicititus
12/6/2001 To be content with the little is hard, to be content with much, impossible. - Baroness Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach
12/7/2001 The only failure is not knowing how to be happy. - Celine Dion
12/10/2001 A friend is one who sees through you and still enjoys the view. - Wilma Askinas 
12/11/2001 A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory. - Arthur Golden
12/12/2001 Blowing out another's candle will not make yours shine brighter. - Bits & Pieces
12/13/2001 Energy, like the Biblical grain of mustard seed, will remove mountains. - Hosea Ballou
12/14/2001 Getting people to like you is only the other side of liking them. - Norman Vincent Peale
12/17/2001 Heroism consists of hanging on one minute longer. - Norwegian Proverb
12/18/2001 If you believe in your heart that you are right, you must fight with all your might to do it your way. Only dead fish swim with the stream all of the time. - Linda Ellerbee
12/19/2001 It ain't so much the things we don't know that get us into trouble. It's the things we know that just ain't so. - Artemus Ward
12/20/2001 It's not so much what we know as how well we use what we know. - Ernesta Procope
12/21/2001 Joy is not in things, it is in us. - Richard Wagner

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