Thoughts Sent In 2011
1/3/2011 Before you can score, you must first have a goal. - Greek Proverb
1/4/2011 Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it's who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment. - Anthony Robbins
1/5/2011 Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk. - Joaquin Setanti
1/6/2011 Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections. - Unknown
1/7/2011 Beaten paths are for beaten men. - Eric Johnston
1/10/2011 Change has considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening, because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better. - King Whitney Jr.
1/11/2011 Faith is not simply a patience which passively suffers until the storm is past. Rather, it is a spirit which bears things with resignation, yes, but above all with blazing, serene hope. - Corazon Aquino
1/12/2011 The important thing is not that we can live on hope alone, but that life is not worth living without it. - Harvey Milk
1/13/2011 The world needs fighters; people who keep trying, have hope, and make an effort. - Eve Jeanette Blohm
1/14/2011 There are no hopeless situations, there are only people who have grown hopeless about them. - Clare Booth Luce
1/17/2011 You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings. - Pearl S. Buck
1/18/2011 Without effort, even the greatest of ideas go nowhere. - John Pearson
1/19/2011 If you can't return the favor, pass it on. - Louise Brown
1/20/2011 If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? - Dogen
1/21/2011 What good is faith if you don't use it? - Sandy Goodrich
1/24/2011 You're the only person who can decide where you want to go and how you're going to get there. - Terry Bowden
1/25/2011 Have some fun, because it'll all end. You want to look back and say it was a great ride. - Mike McCarthy
1/26/2011 I believe in people and think that they are more effective when given principles rather than procedures, strategies rather than tactics, whys rather than wants. Harvey Golub
1/27/2011 If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders. - Abigail Van Buren
1/28/2011 If you're looking for a big opportunity, seek out a big problem. - Unknown
2/1/2011 A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
2/15/2011 If you watch how nature deals with adversity, continually renewing itself, you can't help but learn. - Bernie Siegel
2/16/2011 I don't look to jump over seven-foot bars. I look around for one-foot bars that I can step over. - Warren Buffet
2/17/2011 I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world. - Margaret Mead
2/18/2011 If a problem has no solution, it may not be a problem, but a fact - not to be solved, but to be coped with over time.  - Shimon Peres
2/21/2011 If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you. - Les Brown
2/21/2011 The only people you should try to get even with are those who have helped you. - Unknown
2/22/2011 Almost everybody walks around with a vast burden of imaginary limitations inside his head. While the burden remains, success is as difficult to achieve as the conquest of Mount Everest with a sack of rocks tight your back. - J. H. Brennan
2/23/2011 Anger helps straighten out a problem as much as a fan helps straighten out a pile of papers. - Susan Marcotte
2/24/2011 As long as you live, keep learning how to live. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca
2/25/2011 As knowledge increases, wonder deepens. - Charles Morgan
2/28/2011 You never will be the person you can be if pressure, tension, and discipline are taken out of your life. - James G Bilkey
3/1/2011 Character is like chiseling a statue: one has to knock off huge chunks of selfishness, which requires self-discipline. Only then does character begin to emerge. - Unknown
3/2/2011 Character is a victory, not a gift. - Ivor Griffith
3/3/2011 If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself. - Charles M. Schulz
3/4/2011 Man makes plans and God laughs. - Yiddish Proverb
3/7/2011 You must work - we must all work - to make the world worthy of its children. - Pablo Casals
3/8/2011 Draw from the past, live in the present, work for the future. - Abraham Geiger
3/9/2011 Faith can give us courage to face the uncertainties of the future. - Martin Luther King Jr.
3/10/2011 It takes courage to be creative. Just as soon as you have a new idea, you are a minority of one. - E. Paul Torrance
3/11/2011 Success is often just an idea away. - Frank Tyger
3/14/2011 Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot. - Clarence Thomas
3/15/2011 Happiness often sneaks through a door you didn't know you left open. - John Barrymore
3/16/2011 The purpose of an education is to replace an empty mind with an open one. - Malcolm Forbes
3/17/2011 There are two things over which you have complete domination, authority, and control - your mind and your mouth. - Molefi Asante
3/18/2011 To truly live peacefully and positively, pay attention to what goes on in your head and heart and what proceeds from your mouth and shows in your actions. - Thomas Kinkade
3/20/2011 Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you. - Maori Proverb
3/21/2011 You get better a lot faster by focusing on improving rather than proving. You learn far more by sharing than by hoarding. - Dewitt Jones
3/22/2011 The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there. - Robert Pirsig
3/23/2011 If you want to lift yourself up, lift someone else. - Booker T. Washington
3/24/2011 Be generous, and you will be prosperous. Help others, and you will be helped. - Proverbs 11:25
3/25/2011 The service we do to others is the rent we pay for our room on earth. - Sir Wilfred Grenfell
4/11/2011 Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. - Eskimo Proverb
4/12/2011 Unity, not uniformity, must be our aim. We attain unity only through variety. Differences must be integrated, not annihilated nor absorbed. - Mary Parker Follet
4/13/2011 Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. - Mother Teresa
4/14/2011 Nothing's perfect, but maybe if I aim for perfect, I'll end up with really good. - Lynn Johnson
4/15/2011 All glory comes from daring to begin. - Eugene Ware
4/18/2011 To do great and important tasks, two things are necessary, a plan and not quite enough time. - Unknown
4/19/2011 To have a purpose in life offsets any and all surrounding declines. - Jean Toomer
4/19/2011 True heroism is remarkedly sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. - Arthur Ashe
4/21/2011 We should be as quick to compliment as we are to criticize. - Mitchell P. Ejnik
4/22/2011 If you only do what you know you can do - you never do very much. - Tom Krause
4/25/2011 In the eyes of a lover, pockmarks are dimples. - Japanese Proverb
4/26/2011 It is a good rule to face difficulties at the time they arise and not allow them to increase unacknowledged. - Edward W. Ziegler
4/27/2011 It is not genius, nor glory, nor love that reflects the greatness of the human soul; it is kindness. - Jean-Baptiste-Henri Lacordaire
4/28/2011 It is not only by the questions we have answered that progress will be measured, but also by those we are still asking. - Freda Adler
4/29/2011 It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work. - Unknown
5/2/2011 One furnace melts all hearts - love; One balm soothes all pain - patience; One medicine cures all ills - time; One light illuminates all darkness - hope. - Ivan Panin
5/3/2011 Most people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy trying to place the blame on someone else. - Unknown
5/4/2011 Disappointment should always be taken as a stimulant, and never viewed as a discouragement. - unknown
5/5/2011 You don't have to do everything, but you can always do something. - Malia T. Blake
5/6/2011 You don't just deal with adversity - you use it to propel you forward. - Erick Weihennayer
5/16/2011 Every problem is an opportunity. - Unknown
5/17/2011 If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire - then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvienience. - Robert Fulghum
5/18/2011 It is in this whole process of meeting and solving problems that life has its meaning. Problems are the cutting edge that distinguishes between success and failure . . . Wise people learn not to dread, but actually to welcome problems. - M. Scott Beck
5/19/2011 Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility in the realm of faith and morals. - Albert Schweitzer
5/23/2011 People are lonely because the build walls instead of bridges. - Unknown
5/24/2011 Roadblocks aren't barriers - they open your eyes to other routes. - Joyce Restaino
5/25/2011 Self-respect is the fruit of discipline: The sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. - Abraham J Herschel
5/26/2011 Small things done with great love will change the world. - Steve Sjogren
5/27/2011 Silence is golden, but sometimes it's just plain yellow. - Stephen P. Ziniti
5/31/2011 An optimist is one who sees opportunity in every difficulty. A pessimist is one who sees difficulty in every opportunity. - L.P. Parks
6/1/2011 Anticipate the good so you may enjoy it. - African proverb
6/2/2011 Anxiety is simply part of the condition of being human. If we were not anxious, we would never create anything. - William Barrett
6/3/2011 Appeciation can make a day - even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary. - Margaret Cousins
6/6/2011 It's important to live in the is not the was. - Colin Cowherd
6/7/2011 Love is a short word, but it contains everything. - Unknown
6/8/2011 Never answer an angry word with an angry word. It's the second one that makes the quarrel. W.A. Nance
6/9/2011 Never put off until tomorrow the hug you can give today. - Unknown
6/10/2011 And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years. - Abraham Lincoln
6/13/2011 Identity requires responsibility, because without responsibility there is no self-respect. - Charles Handy
6/14/2011 If it is desirable that our children be kind, responsible, pleasant and honest, then those qualities must be taught - not hoped for. - James Dobson
6/15/2011 Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them. - Elbert Hubbard
6/16/2011 The price of greatness is responsibility. - Winston Churchill
6/17/2011 Through the balance and the chaos, we alone are responsible for our own happiness and success -- or lack of it. It's up to us to design a life that works. - Cynthia Good
6/20/2011 The only certain thing about the future is that it will surprise even those who have seen furthest into it. - E.J. Hobsbawn
6/22/2011 There is a lot of hope and a lot of faith and love mixed up in a miracle. - Meindert DeJong
6/23/2011 There is only one real sin, and that is to persuade oneself that second-best is anything but the second-best. - Doris Lessing
6/24/2011 Vision looks inward and becomes a duty.
Vision looks outward and becomes aspiration.
Vision looks upward and becomes faith.
- Stephen Samuel Wise
6/27/2011 We are temporary stewards with an obligation to manage the inheritance in such a way that it can be passed along even better and stronger than it was when we received it. - Robert L. Payton
6/28/2011 Friendship, like money, is a trust, a stewardship, a responsibility. - William Arthur Ward
6/29/2011 Success on any major scale requires you to accept responsibility…in the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have …is the ability to take on responsibility. - Michael Korda
6/30/2011 There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. - Norman Vincent Peale
7/1/2011 There is a responsibility that comes with freedom: to use it well. - Condoleezza Rice
7/5/2011 Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them. - Aristotle
7/6/2011 Do good to thy friend to keep him, to thy enemy to gain him. - Benjamin Franklin
7/7/2011 Destiny lies not in the stars but in our own hearts. - William W Brown
7/8/2011 Do not stop believing you can make a difference. Care! - Anthony Lewis
7/11/2011 Don't use time or words carelessly. Neither can be retrieved. - H. Jackson Brown Jr.
7/12/2011 Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today. James Dean
7/13/2011 Every hour misspent is lost forever. - George Washington
7/14/2011 Every time you speak, you mind is on parade. - Unknown
7/15/2011 Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was. - Pope John Paul II
7/18/2011 All big things in this world are done by people who are naïve and have an idea that is obviously impossible. - Frank Richards
7/19/2011 Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. - Franz Kafka
7/20/2011 Basing our happiness on our ability to control everything is futile. - Stephen Covey
7/21/2011 Be not disturbed at being misunderstood; be disturbed rather at not being understanding. - Chinese Proverb
7/22/2011 Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. - Mark Twain
7/25/2011 Believe in yourself, and believe in love. - Andrew Wyeth
7/26/2011 Both faith and fear may sail into your harbor, but allow only faith to drop anchor. - Unknown
7/27/2011 Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed. - Cavett Robert
7/28/2011 Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use. - Ruth Gordon
7/29/2011 Better slip with the foot than with the tongue. - Italian proverb
8/1/2011 Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it. - Stan Smith
8/2/2011 Footprints on the sands of time are not made by sitting down. - Unknown
8/10/2011 Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all. - William Faulkner
8/11/2011 Having looked the past in the eye, having asked for forgiveness and having made amends, let us shut the door on the past - not in order to forget it but in order not to allow it to imprison us. - Desmond Tutu
8/12/2011 Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. - William Arthur Ward
8/15/2011 Getting what you go after is success; but liking it while you are getting it is happiness. - Bertha Damon
8/16/2011 Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. - Dalai Lama
8/17/2011 Few delights can equal the mere presence of one whom we trust utterly. - George Macdonald
8/18/2011 Failure is not the crime - low aim is. - John Wooden
8/19/2011 Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life. - James Francis Byrnes
8/22/2011 Generosity is a principal, not an amount. - Millie Thornton
8/23/2011 Happiness doesn't depend on what we have, but it depends on how we feel toward what we have. - William Dempster Hoard
8/24/2011 Here's to plain speaking and clear understanding. - Dashiell Hammett
8/25/2011 Hesitation enhances fear.  - Nigerian proverb
8/26/2011 He who sings scares away his woes. - Spanish Proverb
8/29/2011 Great opportunities come to all, but many do not know they have met them…. The only preparation to take advantage of them is simple fidelity to what each day brings. - Albert Elijah Dunning
8/30/2011 Greet each day with your eyes open to beauty, your mind open to change, and your heart open to love. - Paula Finn
8/31/2011 Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them every day begin the task a new. - St. Francis De Sales
9/1/2011 Have the guts to change things if you find that necessary. - Emory Bullard
9/2/2011 I don't think change is stressful. I think failure is stressful. - Bob Stearns
9/6/2011 I never feel age . . . If you have creative work, you don't have age or time. - Louise Nevelson
9/7/2011 If we are facing the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking. - Buddhist Proverb
9/8/2011 If you accept a limiting belief, then it will become a truth for you. - Louise Hay
9/9/2011 If you are never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take chances. - Julia Soul
9/12/2011 You can't hit a home run unless you step up to the plate. You can't catch fish unless you put your line in the water. You can't reach goals if you don't try. - Kathy Seligman
9/13/2011 You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old. - George Burns
9/14/2011 You can tell when you're on the right road it's uphill. - Unknown
9/15/2011 You can have anything you want if you're willing to pay the price - Eddie Robinson
9/16/2011 When someone tells you these are the best years of your life, believe it and act accordingly. They are. - Unknown
9/19/2011 Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but to give the time when you are asked. - Philip Dormer Stanhope
9/20/2011 A man on his way to the top is one who is still learning something from each mistake he makes. - O.A. Battista
9/21/2011 A mistake proves that someone at least tried. - Unknown
9/22/2011 Approach every task as though it were the moment that will define you. - Jol Dantzig
9/23/2011 A man who falls in love with himself has no rivals. - Unknown
9/26/2011 A wise man will keep his suspicions muzzled but he will keep them awake. - George Savile
9/27/2011 A world without dreams and hopes is no world at all. - Aretha Franklin
9/28/2011 A year from now you will wish you had started today. - Karen Lamb
9/29/2011 Bad habits are easier to abandon today than tomorrow. - Yiddish Proverb
9/30/2011 As soon as you feel too old to do a thing, do it. - Margaret Deland
10/3/2011 Be whatever you want to be, but be it with all your heart. - David Wolffsohn 
10/4/2011 It is not only our errors which ruin us, but our ways of conducting ourselves after committing them. - Yvette Gilbert
10/5/2011 It takes a deep commitment to change and an even deeper commitment to grow. - Ralph Ellison
10/6/2011 The follies which a man regrets most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity. - Helen Rowland
10/7/2011 The only way to have a life is to commit to it like crazy. - Angelina Jolie
10/10/2011 If you're too big for a little job, you're too little for a big job. - Tony Johnson
10/11/2011 What must be done eventually should be done immediately. - Jeremy Foley
10/12/2011 Who seeks a friend without a fault, remains without one. - Turkish proverb
10/13/2011 What is known as success has nearly as many aliases as there are those who seek it. - Stephen Birmingham
10/14/2011 We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. The will our world know the blessings of peace. - William Gladstone
10/17/2011 It is impossible to get the measure of what an individual can accomplish unless the responsibility is given him. - Alfred P. Sloan
10/18/2011 When one will not, two cannot quarrel.  - Spanish Proverb
10/19/2011 You only get one chance. You have one journey through life; you cannot repeat even one moment or retrace one footstep. It seems that we are meant to inhabit and live everything that comes toward us. - John O'Donohue
11/14/2011 Don't take yourself so seriously, and certainly don't be afraid to take the opinion of others even less seriously, - Lorenso Doming
11/15/2011 Do not wait for leaders, do it alone… - Mother Teresa
11/16/2011 A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. - Chinese Proverb
11/17/2011 Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born. - Dale Turner
11/18/2011 Each day grow older, and learn something new. - Solon
11/21/2011 Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you. - Alex Haley
11/22/2011 Our grand business undoubtedly is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand. - Thomas Carlyle
11/23/2011 Our strength often increases in proportion to the obstacles imposed upon it. - Paul De Rapin
11/28/2011 Sometimes you have to look reality in the eye and deny it. - Garrison Keillor
11/29/2011 Opportunities? They are all around us…there is power lying latent everywhere waiting for the observant eye to discover it. - Orson Swett Marden
11/30/2011 Our words do matter. Our actions matter more. The legacy of our words and actions matters most. - Deb Lewis
12/1/2011 To be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly. - Colette
12/2/2011 To be absolutely certain about something, one must know everything or nothing about it. - Olin Miller
12/5/2011 To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved. - George MacDonald
12/6/2011 To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it. - Confucius
12/7/2011 Just as an oak tree grows from a little acorn so does great character grow from a great many decisions that may at times seem very minor. Ben M. Herbster
12/8/2011 Keep Faith as a constant companion. Fear knocks at your door, send Faith to answer it. - Ralph Beebe
12/9/2011 Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment. - A W Tozer
12/12/2011 Knowledge is power only if a man knows what facts not to bother about. - Robert Lynd
12/13/2011 Laws are never as effective as habits. - Adlai Stevenson
12/14/2011 Laziness grows on people; it begins in cobwebs and ends in iron chains. The more one has to do the more he is able to accomplish. - Thomas Buxton
12/16/2011 Learn to enjoy your own company.You are the one person you can count on living with the rest of your life. - Ann Richards
12/19/2011 Learn to speak kind words. Nobody resents them. - Carl Rowan
12/20/2011 Let us not worry about the future. Those who do right are always rewarded. - Beatrice Schenk De Regniers
12/21/2011 Life for every person should be a journey in Jubilance! - Charles Fillmore

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