Thoughts Sent In 2003
1/6/2003 Yesterday is a cancelled check. Tomorrow is a promissory note. Today is the only cash you have. Spend it wisely. - Unknown
1/6/2003 You never know what can spring up from a small idea until you give it a try. - David Longaberger
1/7/2003 Wealth consists not in having possessions but in having few wants. - Esther De Waal
1/8/2003 To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of leave the world a better know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
1/9/2003 There is a time to let things happen and a time to make things happen. - Hugh Prather
1/10/2003 The world of thought and action overlap. What you think has a way of becoming true. - Roger Von Oech
1/13/2003 The person who knows how will always have a job. But the person who knows why will be the boss. - Carl C. Wood
1/14/2003 The more we know, the more we owe. This is a responsibility I take seriously. - Luis J. Rodriguez
1/15/2003 The best cosmetic in the world is an active mind that is always finding something new. - Mary Meek Atkeson
1/15/2003 While forbidden fruit is said to taste sweeter, it usually spoils faster. - Abigail Van Buren
1/16/2003 Spending a little time calculating the number of things that go right is a simple but powerful way to reactivate our sense of wonder and gratitude. - Richard Carlson
1/16/2003 When you talk, you repeat what you already know; when you listen, you often learn something. - Jared Sparks
1/17/2003 Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends. - Euripides
1/20/2003 Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness. - Lois L. Kaufman
1/21/2003 One of the most difficult things to give away is kindness - it usually is returned. - Cort R. Flint
1/22/2003 Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor. - H. Jackson Brown Jr.
1/23/2003 Nothing happens unless first a dream. - Carl Sandburg
1/24/2003 Ninety percent of those who fail are not actually defeated. They simply quit. - Paul J. Meyer
1/27/2003 Man must not allow the clock and the calendar to bind him to the fact that each moment of your life is a miracle and a mystery. - H.G. Wells
1/28/2003 Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be. - William Hazlitt
1/29/2003 Life does not have to be regarded as a game in which scores are kept and somebody wins.  If you are too intent on winning you will never enjoy playing. - Thomas Merton
1/30/2003 Life lived for tomorrow will always be just a day away from being realized. - Leo Buscaglia
1/31/2003 Live all you can; it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that, what have you had? - Henry James
2/3/2003 A lot of people have great ideas, but nothing in the world is cheaper than a good idea with no action. - Unknown
2/4/2003 All things at first appear difficult. - Chinese Proverb
2/5/2003 Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired, and success achieved. - Helen Keller
2/6/2003 Dreams in life may seem impossible. They are not. Impossible dreams are achieved one goal at a time. - Herman Cain
2/7/2003 Faults are thick where love is thin. - Bits & Pieces
2/10/2003 My mother's love for me was so great that I have worked hard to justify it. - Marc Chagall
2/11/2003 One learns more from adversity than when times are easy. - David Rockefeller
2/12/2003 One's dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered. - Michael J. Fox
2/13/2003 Saving is greater than earning. - German Proverb
2/14/2003 Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. - Franklin P. Jones
2/17/2003 You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments that stand out are the moments when you have done things for others. - Henry Drummond
2/18/2003 When we lose the right to be different, we lose the privilege to be free. - Charles Evans Hughes
2/19/2003 Trust but verify. - Russian Proverb
2/20/2003 To be loved, be lovable. - Ovid
2/21/2003 There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. - Freya Madeline Stark
2/24/2003 You can't try to do things; you simply must do them. - Ray Bradbury
2/25/2003 When you reach out, the chances are pretty good that someone will reach back. - Cheryl Richardson
2/26/2003 Waste of time is the most extravagant of all expense. - Theophrastus
2/27/2003 Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize. - Elizabeth Harrison
2/28/2003 The way to change others' mind is with affection, and not anger. - Dalai Lama
3/3/2003 The next best thing to winning is losing! At least you've been in the race. - Nellie Hershey Smith
3/4/2003 The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. - Elbert G. Hubbard
3/5/2003 The best preparation for tomorrow is to do today's work superbly well. - William Osler
3/6/2003 Reasonable men are open to persuasion. - Plutarch
3/7/2003 Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly. - Robert F. Kennedy
3/10/2003 No dream comes true until you wake up and go to work on it. - Bits & Pieces
3/11/2003 Man is what he believes. - Anton Chekhov
3/12/2003 Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be, because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you? - Fanny Brice
3/13/2003 It would be a very big book that contained all the maybes uttered in a day. - French Proverb
3/14/2003 It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. - James Thurber
3/17/2003 If you're always striving to achieve success that is defined by someone else, you'll always be frustrated. Define your own success. - Mike Krzyzewski
3/18/2003 If you don't like what you're getting, change what you're doing. - Bits & Pieces
3/19/2003 I believe in taking a positive attitude toward the world. My hope is to leave the world a little bit better than when I got here. - Jim Henson
3/20/2003 The thing that counts most in the pursuit of happiness is choosing the right traveling companion. - Unknown
3/21/2003 Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live. - Jackie Windspear
3/24/2003 Persistence trumps talent and looks every time. - Aaron Brown
3/24/2003 Without pressure, the work doesn't get done at all. - William Saroyan
3/26/2003 We can only learn to love by loving. - Iris Murdoch
3/27/2003 To be successful is to be helpful, caring, and constructive, to make everything and everyone you touch a little bit better. The best thing you have to give is yourself. - Norman Vincent Peale
3/28/2003 The world is but canvas to our imaginations. - Henry David Thoreau
3/31/2003 The past and the future are great places to visit, but you don't want to live there. - Tom Payne
4/1/2003 The greatest achievements were at first and for a time dreams. The oak sleeps in the acorn. - James Allen
4/2/2003 The best rose bush is not the one with the fewest thorns, but that which bears the finest roses. - Jerry Van Dyke
4/4/2003 Patience is passion tamed. - Lyman Abbott
4/7/2003 One of lifes most painful moments comes when we admit that we didn't do our homework, that we are not prepared. - Merlin Olsen
4/8/2003 Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For that's all who ever have. - Margaret Mead
4/9/2003 Never change a winning game; always change a losing one. - Bill Tilden
4/10/2003 Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. - Elmer Letterman
4/11/2003 It's important to be a go-getter. But it's even more important to know what it is you want to go and get. - Gary Kallback
4/14/2003 It is kind of fun to do the impossible. - Walt Disney
4/15/2003 I'm not young enough to know everything. - J.M. Barrie
4/16/2003 If you do not think about the future, you cannot have one. - John Galsworthy
4/17/2003 He who smiles rather than rages is always the stronger. - Japanese proverb 
4/18/2003 He that can't endure the bad will not live to see the good. - Yiddish Proverb
4/21/2003 A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs, jolted by every pebble in the road. - Henry Ward Beecher
4/22/2003 An imaginary ailment is worse than a disease. - Yiddish Proverb
4/23/2003 Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things. - Theodore Levitt
4/24/2003 Emphasize everything and you emphasize nothing. - Herschell Gordon Lewis
4/25/2003 From what we get, we can make a living; what we give; however, makes a life. - Arthur Ashe
4/28/2003 The person who does things that count doesn't usually stop to count them. - Bits & Pieces
4/29/2003 You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you do not say. - Martin Luther 
4/30/2003 We do not remember days; we remember moments. - Cesare Pavese
5/1/2003 To deserve success is more important than to achieve it. - Lester B. Pearson
5/2/2003 There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don't know. - Ambrose Bierce
5/5/2003 A man without a plan for the day is lost before he starts. - Lewis K. Bendele
5/6/2003 A successful person is one who went ahead and did the thing the rest of us never quite got around to. - Bits & Pieces
5/7/2003 Being a sprinter may be glamorous, but life is a distance event. - Margot Silk Forrest
5/8/2003 Bottom line: Be afraid of being stupid, be afraid of missing out on great experiences, but don't be afraid of failure. Don't let fear of failure prevent planning. - Mira Kirshenbaum
5/9/2003 Don't feel entitled to anything you didn't sweat and struggle for. - Marian Wright Edelman
5/12/2003 A rich child often sits in a poor mother's lap. - Danish proverb
5/13/2003 You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity. - O.A. Battista
5/14/2003 When you expect good, it's available constantly, and it makes itself a reality in your life. - Alfre Woodard
5/15/2003 Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. - Japanese proverb
5/16/2003 In youth we learn, in age we understand. - Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach
5/19/2003 A day dawns, quite like other days; in it, a single hour comes, quite like other hours; but in that day and in that hour the chance of a lifetime faces us. - Maltbie Babcock 
5/20/2003 A person is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. - John Barrymore
5/21/2003 Developing the mind is important, but developing a conscience is the most precious gift parent can give their children. - John Gray
5/22/2003 Be life long or short, its completeness depends on what it was lived for. - David Starr Jordan
5/23/2003 Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends. - Czech Proverb
5/29/2003 Everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret. - Mary Kay Ash
5/30/2003 He that never changes his opinions, never corrects his mistakes, and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today. - Tryon Edwards
6/2/2003 I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but it should get you pretty near. - Margaret Thatcher
6/3/2003 If you are lucky and reverent, and hush for a moment the voices of doubt in your head, sometimes God will whisper in your ear. - Kate Santich
6/4/2003 Make voyages! - Attempt them! - there's nothing else… - Tennessee Williams
6/5/2003 It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterward. - Baltazar Gracian
6/6/2003 It's not the hours you put in your work that counts, it's the work you put in the hours. - Sam Ewing
6/6/2003 Passion, not pedigree, will win in the end. - Jon Bon Jovi
6/9/2003 No great deed, private or public, has ever been undertaken in a bliss of certainty. - Leon Wieseltier
6/10/2003 Only speak when your words are better than your silence. - Arabic Proverb
6/11/2003 Remember, all the answers you need are inside of you; you only have to become quiet enough to hear them. - Debbie Ford
6/12/2003 Sometime one must travel far to discover what is near. - Uri Shulevitz
6/13/2003 The best vitamin for developing friends is B1. - Bits & Pieces
6/15/2003 Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present. - Albert Camus
6/17/2003 Worry is interest paid on trouble before it falls due. - William Ralph Inge
6/18/2003 We learn from experience that not everything which is incredible is untrue. - Jean-Francois-Paul-Gondi De Retz
6/19/2003 Today is the tomorrow you looked forward to yesterday. - Bits & Pieces
6/20/2003 There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. - Bern Williams
6/23/2003 The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said. - Peter F. Drucker
6/24/2003 The goal of an argument should be progress, not victory. - Bits & Pieces
6/25/2003 Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy. - Howard W. Newton
6/26/2003 Save the world from unfilled potential. - Bits & Pieces
6/27/2003 Remember, tomorrow is promised to no one. - Walter Payton
7/1/2003 Nothing is easy to the unwilling. - Gaelic Proverb
7/2/2003 Most new discoveries are suddenly-seen things that were always there. - Susanne K. Langer
7/3/2003 Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed. - Corita Kent
7/7/2003 "I must do something" will always solve more problems than "Something must be done." - Unknown
7/8/2003 As you enter positions of trust and power, dream a little before you think. - Toni Morrison
7/9/2003 Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art. - Garson Kanin
7/10/2003 Whether or not you reach your goals in life depends entirely on how well you prepare for them and how badly you want them. - Ronald McNair
7/11/2003 We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. - Bertha Calloway
7/14/2003 A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
7/15/2003 A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn't like the tune. - Unknown
7/16/2003 Good leaders are like baseball umpires; they go practically unnoticed when doing their jobs right. - Byrd Baggett
7/17/2003 Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders. - Tom Peters
7/18/2003 The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can't blow an uncertain trumpet. - Theodore Hesburgh
7/21/2003 A winner is someone who sets his goals, commits himself to those goals, and then pursues his goals with the ability given to him. - Unknown
7/22/2003 By losing your goal, you have lost your way. - Friedrich Nietzsche
7/23/2003 Yesterday's endings are seeds for today's beginnings. - Lewis Losoncy
7/24/2003 When you are making a success of something, it's not work. It's a way of life. You enjoy yourself because you are making your contributions to the world. - Andy Granatelli
7/25/2003 To me success is the ongoing process of striving to become more. The road to success is always under construction. It is a progressive course, not an end to be reached. - Anthony Robbins
7/28/2003 True friends are those who really know you but love you anyway. - Edna Buchanan
7/29/2003 A friend is someone you can do nothing with and enjoy it. - The Optimist
7/30/2003 A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they're not so good and sympathizes with your problems when they're not so bad.  - Bits & Pieces
7/31/2003 I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was than one had to explain nothing. - Katherine Mansfield
8/1/2003 Only those who do nothing never make mistakes. - Mikhail Gorbachev
8/4/2003 Nothing multiplies so much as kindness. - John Ray
8/5/2003 Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself, "I have failed three times," and when he says, "I am a failure." - S.I. Hayakawa
8/6/2003 Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. - Unknown
8/7/2003 Of all the lessons I have fortunate enough to learn, the single most powerful, most important one is: Hate no one! - Dave Pelzer
8/8/2003 Peace is achieved one person at a time, through a series of friendships. - Fatima Reda
8/11/2003 A good example is the best sermon. - Thomas Fuller
8/12/2003 All the fun is locking horns with impossibilities. - Claes Oldenburg
8/13/2003 Be the kind of person you always wanted your parents to be. - Bits & Pieces
8/14/2003 Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what is still possible for you to do. - Pope John XXIII
8/15/2003 Do not climb the hill until you get to it. - English Proverb
8/18/2003 Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power. Shirley McClaine
8/19/2003 Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him and to let him know that you trust him. - Booker T. Washington
8/20/2003 Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time. - Mark Twain
8/21/2003 How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were? - Satchel Paige
8/22/2003 If it's not fun, you're not doing it right. - Bob Basso
8/25/2003 I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it. - Frank A. Clark
8/26/2003 If you can't make it better you can laugh at it. - Erma Bombeck
8/27/2003 If your world doesn't allow you to dream, move to one where you can. - Billy Idol
8/28/2003 In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing. - Antonio Porchia
8/29/2003 Inside of a ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going down. It's staying down that's wrong. - Muhammad Ali
9/2/2003 Worry deprives us of our right to enjoy our life without giving us anything in return. - Robert Gerzon
9/3/2003 When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word succeed, you find it simply means to follow through. - F.W. Nichol
9/4/2003 We must love them both - those whose opinions we share and those whose opinions we reject. For both have labored in the search for truth, and both have helped us in the finding of it. - St. Thomas Aquinas
9/5/2003 Understanding human needs is half the job of meeting them. - Adlai Stevenson
9/9/2003 There's a difference between what you do and what you can do. - Mark McCormack
9/9/2003 Trouble is a sieve through which we sift our acquaintances. Those too big to pass through are our friends. - Arlene Francis
9/10/2003 There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone's life. - Sister Mary Rose McGeady
9/11/2003 The woods would be very silent if only the birds with the sweetest songs were heard. - Steve Goodier
9/12/2003 The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining. - John F. Kennedy
9/15/2003 A single candle can light a thousand more without diminishing itself. - Hillel The Elder
9/16/2003 Advice is like cooking - you should try it first before you feed it to others. - Bits & Pieces
9/17/2003 Always aim for achievement and forget about success. - Helen Hayes
9/18/2003 Bad times have scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
9/19/2003 Don't let other people tell you what you want. - Pat Riley
9/21/2003 A man's doubts and fears are his worst enemies. - William Wrigley, Jr.
9/23/2003 Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the dark place where it leads. - Erica Jong
9/24/2003 Good character … is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece - by thought, choice, courage, and determination. - John Luther
9/25/2003 He who never made a mistake never made a discovery. - Samuel Smiles
9/26/2003 If you are not failing now and again, it's a sign you are playing it safe. - Woody Allen
9/29/2003 If you have made mistakes . . . there is always another chance for you . . . you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down. - Mary Pickford
9/30/2003 If you mind isn't open, keep your mouth shut too. - Sue Grafton
10/1/2003 If you train your mind to search for the positive things about other people, you will be surprised at how many good things you can observe in them and comment upon. - Alan Loy McGinnis
10/2/2003 If you want to keep your memories, first you have to live them. - Bob Dylan
10/3/2003 Indecision is the thief of opportunity. - Jim Rohn
10/6/2003 It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't. - Martin Van Buren
10/7/2003 It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
10/8/2003 I've always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up. - Beverly Sills
10/9/2003 Leaders make things possible. Exceptional leaders make them inevitable. - Lance Morrow
10/10/2003 Life has two rules: Number one, never quit; Number two, always remember rule number one. - Duke Ellington
10/13/2003 Make the most of today. Translate your good intentions into actual deeds. - Grenville Kleiser
10/14/2003 Live your life in every way to earn and keep the respect of the people you respect. - Brian Tracy
10/15/2003 Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open. - Thomas Dewar
10/16/2003 Nature does not demand that we be perfect. It requires only that we grow. - Josh Liebman
10/17/2003 No, we are not in charge. But we can act. No, we are not formally designated leaders. But we can lead. - Geoffrey Bellman
10/20/2003 Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it. - George Orwell
10/21/2003 Failures are like skinned knees - painful, but superficial. - H. Ross Perot
10/22/2003 Find a void and fill it. - Jean Paul Getty
10/23/2003 Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever. - Napoleon Bonaparte
10/24/2003 Happiness is like a cat. If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you. It will never come. But if you pay no attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing up against your legs and jumping into your lap. - William Bennett
10/27/2003 Being truthful, when you know it will cost you, is the true test of honesty. - Dave Weinbaum
10/28/2003 Brains like hearts, go where they are appreciated. - Robert S. McNamara
10/29/2003 Competition is a painful thing, but it produces great results. - Jerry Flint
10/30/2003 Do not commit the error, common among the young, of assuming that if you cannot save the whole of mankind you have failed. - Jan de Hartog
10/31/2003 Dollars go further when accompanied by sense. - Bits & Pieces
11/3/2003 Don't wait for your "ship to come in," and feel angry and cheated when it doesn't. Get going with something small. - Irene Kassorla
11/4/2003 Habit is stronger than reason. - George Santayana
11/5/2003 He who would go a hundred miles should consider ninety-nine as halfway. - Japanese proverb
11/6/2003 I think we should follow a simple rule: If we can take the worst, take the risk. - Dr. Joyce Brothers
11/7/2003 If there is no wind, row. - Latin Proverb
11/8/2003 If you see your problems as curses, the motivation you're looking for in life will be hard to find. - Steve Chandler
11/10/2003 If you have much, give of your wealth; if you have little, give of your heart. - Arab Proverb
11/11/2003 In order to succeed we must first believe that we can. - Michael Korda
11/12/2003 Isn't it strange that we talk least about the we think about most! - Charles Lindbergh
11/13/2003 It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them. - Mark Twain
11/14/2003 It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. - Edmund Hillary
11/17/2003 We have no limits - we create them in our mind. - Bud Labranche
11/18/2003 No man is a failure who is enjoying life. - William Feather
11/19/2003 Your legacy should be that you made it better than it was when you got it. - Lee Iacocca
11/20/2003 You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. - Dr. Seuss
11/21/2003 Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great. - Niccolo Machiavelli
11/24/2003 We don't need more strength or more ability or greater opportunity. What we need is to use what we have. - Basil S. Walsh
11/25/2003 We can often do more for the other men by trying to correct our own faults than by trying to correct theirs. - Francois Fenelon
11/26/2003 Look backward with gratitude and forward with confidence. - Bits & Pieces
12/1/2003 Live in your hopes not in your fears. - Johnny Majors
12/2/2003 Listen to the passion of your soul, set the wings of your spirit free; and let not a single song go unsung. - Sylvana Rossetti
12/3/2003 Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. - Anne Frank
12/4/2003 Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep trying. - Ted Williams
12/5/2003 It's never too late, in fiction or in life, to revise. - Nancy Thayer
12/9/2003 If you can go through life without experiencing pain you probably haven't been born yet. - Neil Simon
12/10/2003 If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere. - Frank A. Clark
12/11/2003 If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we are not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security. - Gail Sheehy
12/12/2003 He who seeks, finds, if he does not lose heart… - Alfred Thayer Mahan
12/15/2003 A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be. - Rosalynn Carter
12/16/2003 A sharp tongue sometimes cuts its own throat. - Jim Scancarelli
12/17/2003 Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
12/18/2003 All our dreams can come true if we can courage to pursue them. - Walt Disney
12/19/2003 As the pressures of life intensify, sometimes the difference between going after a dream and remaining passive is have someone say, "I believe in you!" - Greg Smalley
12/22/2003 Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons. - Ruth Ann Schabacker
12/23/2003 Love's a thing that never goes out of season. - Barry Cornwall

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