Thoughts Sent In 2009
1/2/2009 Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. - Benjamin Franklin
1/5/2009 In the end, that is what we all must do. Stand where we feel led. Stand straight, stand tall, and try hard to remember that other folks might be led to stand elsewhere. - Philip Gulley
1/6/2009 In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility. - Eleanor Roosevelt
1/8/2009 It is a sign of strength, not weakness, to admit that you don't know all the answers. - John P. Lougbrane
1/12/2009 Is it possible that I am so busy doing that I no longer have time to enjoy being? - Wilson
1/13/2009 It doesn't take much to lift one's spirits: simple pleasures abound everywhere. All we need to know to do is prepare the mind, look, then enjoy. - Brin Luke Seaward
1/14/2009 It is more important to have fun than to be funny. - Lawrence J. Peter
1/15/2009 It is not knowing, but the act of learning, not possession but the act of getting there, which grants the greatest enjoyment. - Carl Friedrich Gauss
1/16/2009 It is not who is right, but what is right, that is important. - Thomas Huxley
1/19/2009 It takes a little bit of being crazy to make a difference in this world. - Erin Brockovich
1/19/2009 No man ever listened himself out of a job. - Calvin Coolidge
1/21/2009 The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done. - Arnold Palmer
1/22/2009 The ones whom you should try to get even with are the ones who have helped you. - Unknown
1/23/2009 The most important words we'll ever utter are those words we say to ourselves, about ourselves, when we're by ourselves. - Al Walker
1/26/2009 The only thing in life achieved without effort is failure. - Joseph Manning
1/27/2009 The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. - Edmund Burke
1/28/2009 The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose. - William Cowper
1/29/2009 The only way to have a friend is to be one. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
1/30/2009 The only way to live is to accept each minute as an unrepeatable miracle, which is exactly what it is - a miracle and unrepeatable. - Margaret Storm Jameson
2/2/2009 The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come. - C.S. Lewis
2/3/2009 The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.  - Arthur C. Clarke
2/4/2009 The present time has one advantage over every other - it is our own. - Charles Caleb Colton
2/5/2009 The scars you acquire by exercising courage will never make you feel inferior. - D.A. Battista
2/6/2009 The world is before you, and you need not take it or leave it as it was when you came in. - James Baldwin
2/9/2009 I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it ceased to be one. - Mark Twain
2/10/2009 If my hands are fully occupied in holding on to something. I can neither give nor receive. - Dorothee Soelle
2/11/2009 If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it. - Lucy Larcom
2/12/2009 If there is bitterness in your heart, sugar in the mouth won't make life sweeter. - Yiddish Proverb
2/13/2009 If there is a sin against life, it consists…in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus
2/13/2009 Love is its own reward. - Helmut Thielicke
2/16/2009 Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time and again, will come as a surprise to him. - Golo Mann
2/17/2009 Many attempts to communicate are nullified by saying too much. - Robert K. Greenleaf
2/18/2009 Many of us are afraid to follow our passions, to pursue what we want most because it means taking risks and even facing failure. But to pursue your passion with all your heart and soul is success in itself. The greatest failure is to have never tried. - Robyn Allan
2/19/2009 Most of life is routine - dull and grubby, but routine is the mountain that keeps man going. If you wait for inspiration you'll be standing on the street corner after the parade is a mile down the street. - Ben Nicholas
2/20/2009 Never believe in never. - Eve J. Bloom
2/23/2009 When you've exhausted all possibilities remember this: You haven't! - Robert H. Schuller
2/24/2009 What you don't see with your eyes, don't invent with your mouth. - Yiddish proverb
2/25/2009 What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others. - Pericles
2/26/2009 We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action. - Frank Tibolt
2/27/2009 We don't beat the reaper by living longer; we beat the reaper by living well and living fully. - Randy Pausch
3/2/2009 Even a small star shines in the darkness. - Finnish Proverb
3/3/2009 Every try will not succeed. If you live, your business is trying. - John O. Killens
3/4/2009 Feelings are everywhere - be gentle. - J. Masai
3/5/2009 Give me the ready hand rather than the ready tongue. - Giuseppe Garibaldi
3/6/2009 Following the path of least resistance is what makes men and rivers crooked. Unknown
3/9/2009 When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. - John Muir
3/10/2009 We find by losing. We hold fast by letting go. We become something new by ceasing to be something old. - Frederick Buechner
3/11/2009 Useless laws weaken the necessary laws. - Montesque
3/12/2009 Undertake something that is difficult; it will do you good. Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. - Ronald E. Osborn
3/13/2009 Truth, like surgery, may hurt but it cures. - Han Suyin
3/30/2009 When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. - White Elk
3/31/2009 What is progress, anyway? Simply put, it means forward movement, but each of us defines that differently …. What makes sense is to establish what represents progress for you - and only you. - Joanna M. Lunt with Barbara Alpert
4/1/2009 Best friends are those who, when you've made a fool of yourself, don't feel you've done a permanent job. - Unknown
4/2/2009 Better are loaves when the heart is joyous, than riches in unhappiness. - Amenemope
4/3/2009 Between saying and doing whatever it is a long road. - Spanish Proverb
4/6/2009 Belief like any other moving body follows the path of least resistance. - Samuel Butler
4/7/2009 Better by far you should forget and smile than you should remember and be sad. - Christina Rossetti
4/8/2009 Cherish what you have and struggle for better. - Greek Proverb
4/9/2009 Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see. - Neil Postman
4/10/2009 Do more than listen; understand. - John H. Rhoades
4/13/2009 Don't believe the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing - it was here first. - Robert Jones Burdette
4/14/2009 Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. - Satchel Paige
4/16/2009 Envy is an insult to oneself. - Yevgeny Alexandrovich Yevtushenko
4/17/2009 Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something. - Gertrude Stein
4/20/2009 Expect people to be better than they are; it helps them to become better. But don't be disappointed when they are not; it helps them keep trying. - Merry Browne
4/21/2009 Failure is not a fatal disease. - Earl G. Graves Jr.
4/22/2009 Foolish are the generals who ignore the daily intelligence from the trenches. - Unknown
4/23/2009 For no matter how triumphant we are, no matter how high we may climb, the course of a normal life will lead us to losses. Judith Virost
4/24/2009 Giving of ourselves is the way we change the world at the end of our fingertips. - Richard F. Schubert
4/27/2009 Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out. - Michael Burke
4/28/2009 Great chiefs prove their worthiness. - Seneca Indian Proverb
4/29/2009 He who forgets the language of gratitude can never be on speaking terms with happiness. - Unknown
4/30/2009 He who is aware of his folly is wise. - Jewish Proverb
5/1/2009 History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats. - B.C. Forbes
5/4/2009 You have all the powers you dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do. There are no limitations in what you can do except the limitations in your own mind as to what you cannot do. Don't think cannot. Think you can. - Darwin P. Kingsley
5/5/2009 Wise men understand that every day is a day of reckoning. - John Gardner
5/13/2009 No matter how you used yesterday, you received 24 hours today. - Unknown
5/14/2009 No one can really pull you up very high - you lose your grip on the rope. But on your own two feet you can climb mountains. - Louis Brandeis
5/15/2009 No one ever sized up humans more accurately than the fellow who invented the pencil eraser. - Unknown
5/18/2009 Nothing in the competitive world of business is easy, but accomplishment usually results from knowing what you want to achieve and not giving up when the inevitable obstacles get in the way. - James M. Zimmerman
5/19/2009 Nothing is more important to the future of an idea than the first step you take to try it out. - O.A. Battista
5/20/2009 Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it. - Michael Jordan
5/21/2009 One must wager on the future.  To save the life of a single child, no effort is superfluous.  To make a tired old man smile is to perform an essential task.  To defeat injustice and misfortune, if only for an instant, for a single victim, is to invent a new reason to hope. - Elie Wiesel
5/22/2009 One of the major milestones in the gaining of wisdom is finally realizing that meaning is not something to be found in life, but is rather something we choose to give our lives. - Alan Stedall
5/26/2009 Only by taking the risk of going too far can you determine how far you can go. - Joe Heuer
5/27/2009 Only you can be yourself. No one else is qualified for the job. - Bits & Pieces
5/28/2009 Our business in life is not to get ahead of others but to get ahead of ourselves - to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterdays by our today. - Stewart B. Johnson
5/29/2009 Our mistakes won't irreparably damage our lives unless we let them. - James E. Sweaney
6/1/2009 Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
6/2/2009 Our problem is not to find better values but to be faithful to those we profess. - John W. Gardner
6/3/2009 Passion makes every detail important. - G. K. Chesterton
6/4/2009 People are most critical of the things the least understand. - Paul W. Spoor
6/5/2009 Paradise is where I am. - Voltaire
6/8/2009 People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher and better than themselves. - Tryon Edwards
6/9/2009 People should no what you stand for. They should also know what you won't stand for. - Unknown
6/10/2009 People support what they help create. - Unknown
6/11/2009 Perhaps the world will little note nor long remember individual acts of kindness -- but people do. - Herm Albright
6/12/2009 Plunge boldly into the thick of life. - Goethe
6/15/2009 Practice being excited. - Bill Foster
6/16/2009 Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. - Henry J. Kaiser
6/17/2009 Procrastination is opportunity's natural assassin. - Victor Kiam
6/18/2009 Putting off an easy thing makes it hard. Putting off a hard thing makes it impossible. - George Lorimer
6/19/2009 Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of others without putting his thumb on the scales. - Byron J. Langenfeld
6/22/2009 Reality is the stuff which, no matter what you believe, just won't go away. - David Paktor
6/23/2009 Recognition of the problem is half the solution. - James Farmer
6/24/2009 Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on you past misfortunes, of which all men have had some. - Charles Dickens
6/25/2009 Remember that the biggest gap in the world is between "I should" and "I did." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
6/26/2009 Run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up. Dean Karnazes
6/29/2009 Small gestures, small events, small experiences often mean the most. - Thomas Kinkade
6/30/2009 Some days you tame the tiger. And some days the tiger has you for lunch. - Tug McGraw
7/1/2009 Some people think they are worth a lot of money just because they have it. - Fannie Hurst
7/2/2009 Sometimes good intentions and feelings are of greater moment than the awkwardness of their expression. - Jonathan Yardley
7/3/2009 Somebody's boring me; I think it's me. - Dylan Thomas
7/6/2009 Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can break my heart. - Robert Fulghum
7/7/2009 Success is a journey, not a destination. - Ben Sweetland
7/8/2009 Sweat is the cologne of accomplishment. - Heywood Hale Broun
7/9/2009 Talk about it only enough to do it. Dream about it only enough to feel it. Think about it only enough to understand it. Contemplate it only enough to be it. - Jean Toomer
7/10/2009 The ability to accept responsibility is the measure of the man. - Roy L. Smith
7/13/2009 Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is slow-ripening fruit. - Aristotle
7/14/2009 What we learned with pleasure we never forget. - Alfred Mercier
7/15/2009 What a fearful object a long neglected duty gets to be! - Chomsky Kent Wright
7/16/2009 We're all of us a little greedy … We've all somewhat courageous, and we're all considerably cowardly. We're all imperfect, and life is simply a perpetual, unending struggle against those imperfections. - Sidney Poitier
7/17/2009 We cannot make it rain, but we can see to it that the rain falls on prepared soil. - Henri Nouwen
7/20/2009 We are children only once, but we can keep the child in us forever. - Brock Tully
7/21/2009 Watch your step when you immediately know the one way to do anything. Nine times out of ten, there are several better ways.  - William B. Given Jr.
7/22/2009 Very often a change in self is needed more than a change of scene. - Arthur Christopher Benson
7/23/2009 Truth and love are two of the most powerful things in the world: and when they both go together they cannot easily be withstood. - Ralph Cudworth
7/24/2009 True friends have no solitary joy or sorrow. - William Ellery Channing.
7/27/2009 Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. - Unknown
7/28/2009 Thou has only to follow the wall far enough and there will be a door in it. - Marguerite De Angeli
7/29/2009 Those who travel the high road of humility are not troubled by heavy traffic. - Alan Simpson
7/30/2009 Thinking is what a great many people think they are doing when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. - William James
7/31/2009 There's only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give everything. - Vince Lombardi
8/17/2009 Don't wait for a crisis to discover what is important in your life. - Unknown
8/18/2009 The man who fears no truths has nothing to fear from lies. - Thomas Jefferson
8/19/2009 The know-nothings are less of a problem than the feel-nothings. - Unknown
8/20/2009 The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves. - Sophocles
8/21/2009 The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious. - Unknown
8/24/2009 Justifying a fault doubles it. - French Proverb
8/25/2009 I've always been in the right place at the right time. Of course, I steered myself there. - Bob Hope
8/26/2009 It's the most unhappy people who most fear change. - Mignon McLaughlin
8/27/2009 It's hard to tell our bad luck from our good luck sometimes; hard to tell for many years to come. - Merle Shain
8/28/2009 It's a good thing to have all the props pulled from under occasionally. It gives us some sense of what is rock under our feet, and what is sand. - Madeleine L'engle
8/31/2009 It isn't really important to decide when you are very young just exactly what you want to become when you grow up. It is much more important to decide on the way you want to live. - Golda Meir
9/1/2009 It is much harder to ask the right question than it is to find the right answer to the wrong question. - E.E. Morison
9/2/2009 It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worth of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him. - Abraham Lincoln
9/3/2009 It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dreams of yesterday are the hopes of the day, and the realities up tomorrow. - Robert H. Goddard
9/4/2009 It is better to be nobly remembered than nobly born. - John Ruskin
9/8/2009 It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly. - Isaac Asimov
9/9/2009 In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary. - Aaron Rose
9/10/2009 In this world, you must be a bit too kind to be kind enough. - Pierre Caret De Chamblain De Marivaux
9/11/2009 In the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people…is the ability to take on responsibility. - Micharl Korda
9/14/2009 If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader. - Dolly Parton 
9/15/2009 If you have one true friend you have more than your share. - Thomas Fuller
9/16/2009 If you have a weakness, make it work for you as a strength - and if you have a strength, don't abuse it into a weakness. - Dore Shary
9/17/2009 If you command wisely, you'll be obeyed cheerfully. - Thomas Fuller
9/18/2009 If you don't ask "Why this?" often enough, somebody will ask," Why you?" - Tom Hirschfield
9/21/2009 In God We Trust (All Others, Bring Data) - Edward Demming via George Goodrich
9/22/2009 Some of us are like wheelbarrows - only useful when pushed, and very easily upset - Jack Herbert
9/23/2009 Small things bother small people. - G. Zei
9/24/2009 Preparation yesterday will help make today more productive, and productivity today will help make tomorrow's dream a reality. - Jay Kimbel
9/25/2009 Progressiveness is looking forward intelligently, looking within critically, and moving on incessantly. - Waldo Pondray Warren
9/28/2009 Opportunity doesn't travel on any schedule - you just have to watch for it. - Bits & Pieces
9/29/2009 Our aspirations are our possibilities. - Robert Browning
9/30/2009 One's man's way may be as good as another's, but we all like our own best. - Jane Austin
10/1/2009 Once you've been No. 1, you can never be satisfied with less. - Chris Evert
10/2/2009 Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative. - Maurice Chevalier
10/5/2009 Life is not about waiting for the storms to's about learning how to dance in the rain. - Unknown
10/6/2009 People who think money can do anything may very well be suspected of doing anything for money. Mary Pettibone Poole
10/7/2009 The man who most vividly realizes a difficulty is the man most likely to overcome it. - Joseph Farrell
10/8/2009 The streets of the City of Failure are paved with alibis - some of which are absolutely perfect. - Harry A. Earnshaw
10/9/2009 Discipline is remembering what you want. - David Campbell
10/12/2009 Do not keep away from the measure which has no limit, or from the task which has no end. - Tarfon
10/13/2009 I have learned that a good friend is the purest of all God's gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange or payment. - Frances Farmer
10/14/2009 I learned…that one can never go back, that one should not ever try to go back - that the essence of life is going forward. Life is really a One Way Street. - Agatha Christie
10/15/2009 I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother, but to fight my greatest enemy - myself. - Unknown
10/16/2009 I was brought up to believe that how I saw myself was more important than how others saw me. - Anwar El-Sadat
10/19/2009 You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can buy what others say about him. - Leo Aikman
10/20/2009 Will is power. - French proverb
10/21/2009 Whenever you see darkness, there is extraordinary opportunity for the light to burn brighter. - Bono
10/22/2009 The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire make a small amount of heat. - Napoleon Hill
10/23/2009 The space in a needle's eye is sufficient for two friends, but the whole world is scarcely big enough to hold two enemies. - Solomon Ibn Gabriol
10/26/2009 The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes and fears or wishes rather than with their minds. - Will Durant
10/27/2009 To understand is to forgive, even oneself. - Alexander Chase
10/28/2009 Two things rob people of their peace of mind: work unfinished and not work yet begun. - Unknown
10/29/2009 Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got. - Betty Ford
10/30/2009 Effective management always means asking the right question. - Robert Heller
11/2/2009 You will only discover excellence on the other side of hard work. - Ann Orthund
11/3/2009 Goodness is the only investment that never fails. - Henry David Thoreau
11/4/2009 Every noble acquisition is attended with its risks; he who fears to encounter the one must not expect to obtain the other. - Pietro Metastasio
11/5/2009 One who lets slip by the opportunity to serve another misses one of the richest experiences life has to offer. Pali Text
11/6/2009 Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare. - Harriet Martineau
11/9/2009 Just because things are not going perfectly does not mean they are not going well. - Al Groh
11/10/2009 A leader looks for opportunities to find someone doing something right. - Unknown
11/11/2009 Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never would have been seen. - Robert Bresson
11/12/2009 Enemies will see through you; friends will see you through. - Unknown
11/13/2009 Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable. - African Proverb
11/16/2009 Error is a hardy plant: It flourisheth in every soil. - Martin Farquhar Tupper
11/17/2009 Do what you can to show you care about other people, and you will make our world a better place. - Rosalynn Carter
11/30/2009 Recognize a failure early and go on to the next idea. - Bill Heinecke
12/1/2009 Of all the things you wear, your expression is the most important. - Janet Lane
12/2/2009 We make our decisions, and then our decisions turn around and make us. - R. W. Boreham
12/3/2009 You can pay too high for a bit of soft living. - Mary Norton
12/4/2009 Luck never gives us; it only lends. - Swedish proverb
12/7/2009 I've come to learn that information is only as valuable as its source. - Dan Brown - Angels & Demons
12/8/2009 Patience does not mean indifference. We may work and trust and wait, but we ought not to be idle or careless while waiting. - Unknown
12/8/2009 Success is dependent on effort. - Sophocles
12/10/2009 You had better be ready to change your mind when needed or your mind will change you. Henry B. Wilson
12/11/2009 There are some things which cannot be learned quickly, and time, which is all we have, must be paid heavily for their acquiring. - Ernest Hemingway
12/14/2009 There are no office hours for champions. - Paul Dietzel
12/15/2009 There are periods when to dare, is the highest wisdom. - William Ellery Channing.
12/16/2009 There is never a wrong time to do the right thing. - unknown
12/17/2009 There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day. - Alexander Woollcott
12/18/2009 There is nothing wrong with making mistakes. Just don't respond with encores. - Unknown
12/21/2009 Never be too proud to change. - Bobby Bowden
12/22/2009 Not all of us have to possess earthshaking talent. Just common sense and love will do. - Myrtle Anuvil
12/23/2009 Love talked about can be easily turned aside, but love demonstrated is irresistible. - W. Stanley Mooneyham

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