Thoughts Sent In 2013
1/7/2013 Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure. - Edward Thorndike
1/8/2013 Confidence that one is of value and significance as a unique individual is one of the most precious possesions which anyone can have. - Anthony Storr
1/9/2013 Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was. - Richard Louis Evans
1/10/2013 Don't set goals within such easy reach that you can knock them off with a fly swatter. Give yourself a sense of adventure, a quest for the mountains of the moon, perhaps, or the silk route to China. - Mary L. Sprouse
1/11/2013 Effort is a commitment to seeing a goal through to the end, not just until you get tired of it. - Howard Cato
1/14/2013 Youth is not a time of life; it's a state of mind. - Unknown
1/15/2013 You're never too old, never too bad, never too late, and never too sick to start from scratch once again. - Bikram Choudhury
1/16/2013 You must dream big dreams to be something special. - John Mackovic
1/17/2013 You can't have rosy thoughts about the future when your mind is full of blues about the past. E. C. McKenzie
1/18/2013 You are in charge of creating your own experiences. There is no such thing as failure. - Tricia Huffman
1/21/2013 When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. Donald Miller
1/22/2013 Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things. - Bill Reddin
1/23/2013 Every tide will have an ebb. - English Proverb
1/24/2013 Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better. - Pat Riley
1/25/2013 Follow you dreams or face your fears; more often than not they will lead you to the same wonderful destination. - Al Secunda
1/28/2013 Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success. - Dale Carnegie
1/29/2013 Do what you are afraid to do. - Mary Emerson
1/30/2013 Reality is whatever refuses to go away when I stop believing in it. Phillip K. Dick
1/31/2013 Reason is the light and lamp of life. - Cicero
2/1/2013 Foolproof systems do not take into account the ingenuity of fools. - Gene Brown
2/4/2013 Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end. Scott Adams
2/5/2013 In this day and age, some turn 18 and think they're a man or a woman and that's it, but that's just not true. You have to establish your manhood or womanhood with actions. - Orlando McGuire
2/5/2013 Resentment is an extremely bitter diet, and eventually poisonous. I have no desire to make my own toxins. - Neil Kinnock
2/6/2013 Resisting adversity causes some men to break, others to break records. - Unknown
2/7/2013 Second chances come along all the time. It's up to us to recognize them. Katherine Russell Rich
2/8/2013 Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth. - Susan Taylor
2/11/2013 Real beauty is not about weight or symmetry or makeup. It's about looking life right in the face and seeing all of its magnificence reflected in your own self. - Valerie Monroe
2/12/2013 Simply seek happiness, and you are not likely to find it. Seek to create and love without regard to your happiness, and you will likely be happy much of the time. - M. Scott Peck
2/13/2013 That which is loved is always beautiful. - Norwegian Proverb
2/14/2013 There is no heaven like mutual love. - George Granville
2/15/2013 There is no modern pain medicine as effective as a mother's kiss. - Unknown
2/18/2013 There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying on you; no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation. - Kingman Brewster
2/19/2013 Above all challenge yourself. You may well surprise yourself at what strengths you have, what you can accomplish. - Cecile Springer
2/20/2013 Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. - Joshua J. Marine
2/21/2013 I love the challenge of starting at zero every day and seeing how much I can accomplish. - Martha Stewart
2/22/2013 Who begins too much accomplishes little. German Proverb
2/26/2013 Listen & Silent have the same letters. Coincidence? - Unknown
2/26/2013 Wisdom comes not from experience, but from meditating on experience and assimilating it. - Joy Elmer Morgan
2/27/2013 Live for yourself, and you will live in vain; live for others, and you will live again. - Bob Marley
2/28/2013 Loyalty is a noble quality, so long as it is not blind and does not exclude the higher loyalty to truth and decency. - B.H. Liddell Hart
3/1/2013 Make sure your brain is engaged before putting your mouth in gear. Unfortunately, there is no back space on our mouth. - J.F. Olson
3/4/2013 Your reputation and integrity are everything. Follow through on what you say you're going to do. Your credibility can only be built over time, and it is built from the history of your words and actions. - Maria Razumich-Zec
3/5/2013 Choose integrity over popularity, and you will always be cool. - Carlos Santana
3/6/2013 If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic. Inner enthusiasm follows. - William Ellis
3/7/2013 It is those who have a deep and real inner life who are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life. - Evelyn Underhill
3/8/2013 Misfortune has built all the great sages. It was through great difficulties that they were enlightened. Do not depend on good fortune. Depend on your own virtuous personality and normal life to make you the final winner. - Hua Ching Si
3/11/2013 A man must learn to forgive himself. - Arthur Davison Ficke
3/12/2013 Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will. - Vernon Howard
3/13/2013 He who has no inclination to learn more will be very apt to think that he knows enough. - Thomas Powell
3/14/2013 I have always grown from my problems and challenges, from things that don't work out; that's when I really learned. - Carol Burnett
3/15/2013 I see each person who comes into my life as an opportunity to learn something about human nature, and myself. Each person has a lesson to teach me. I try to learn. - Holly Archer
3/18/2013 I write when I'm inspired, and I see to it that I'm inspired at nine o'clock every morning. - Peter De Vries
3/19/2013 If a care is too small for you to turn it into a prayer, it is too small for you to turn it into a burden. - Unknown
3/20/2013 If better is possible, good is not enough. - Unknown
3/21/2013 If you always give, you will always have. - Chinese Proverb
3/22/2013 If those who owe us nothing gave us nothing, how poor would we be. - Antonio Porchia
3/24/2013 It's no disgrace to get knocked down so long as you get back up. - Darrell Royal
3/25/2013 If we are really to live at all, we must put our convictions into action. - Margaret Sanger
3/26/2013 If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we aren't really living. - Gail Sheehy
3/27/2013 If things go wrong, don't go with them. - Roger Babson
3/28/2013 If you desire many things, many things will seem few. - Benjamin Franklin
3/29/2013 Forgiveness is the way to true health and happiness. - Gerald Jampolsey
4/1/2013 Invest in yourself, your family, your friends, your planet, if you want a HIGH return. - Sharon Riddell
4/2/2013 It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. - Herman Melville
4/3/2013 It is extraordinary how extraordinary the ordinary person is. - George F Will
4/4/2013 It is never too late to be what you might have been. - George Eliot
4/5/2013 It is not what you give your friend, but what you are willing to give him, that determines the quality of your friendship. - Mary Dixon Thayer
4/8/2013 Listening to your heart is not simple. Finding out who you are is not simple. It takes a lot of hard work and courage to get to know who you are and what you want. - Sue Bender
4/9/2013 Most of us have a pretty clear idea of the world we want. What we lack is an understanding of how we go about getting it. - Hugh Gibson
4/10/2013 People need role models at every stage of their lives … not just when they are kids. Don't expect a role model to come along all by him or herself. There are plenty of classy people out there who want to help. Instead of waiting for somebody to take you under their wing, go out there and find a good wing to climb under. - Dave Thomas
4/11/2013 People want to know how much you care before they care how much you know. James F. Hind
4/12/2013 The ideal committee consists of any number of people who don't have the time and one person who knows what he wants to do. - RWL
4/15/2013 People learn something every day, and a lot of times it's that what they learned the day before was wrong. - Bill Vaughan
4/16/2013 Not to know certain things is a great part of wisdom. - Hugo Grotius
4/17/2013 Obstacles cannot crush me; every obstacle yields to stern resolve. - Leonardo Da Vinci
4/18/2013 Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes. - George Soros
4/19/2013 Opportunity is a bird that never perches. - Claude McDonald
4/22/2013 Originality is unexplored territory. You get there by carrying a canoe - you can't take a taxi. - Alan Alda
4/23/2013 Our minds cannot harbor all thoughts. If we clutter them up with prejudices and hatreds, with pettiness and poisoned memories, we are abusing a delicate and precious instrument.  - Sidney Greenberg
4/24/2013 Our salvation is in striving to achieve what we know we’ll never achieve.  - Ryszard Kapuscinski
4/25/2013 People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost. - R. Jackson Browne
4/26/2013 Poverty is not the absence of goods, but rather the overabundance of desire. - Plato
4/29/2013 Problems are not problems at all, but results that are dissatisfying. - Jerry Gillies
4/30/2013 Real strength is being able to carry on when times are hard. - Miep Gies
5/1/2013 Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store or under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends. - Cindy Lew
5/2/2013 Self trust is the wellspring of courage. - Unknown
5/3/2013 Set your goals up there real high, and then be serious about reaching them. - Don Maynard
5/6/2013 Your conversation is your personal advertisement, for every time you open your mouth you allow others to look into your mind. - John Schuerholz
5/7/2013 A man is not old as long as he is seeking something. - Jean Rostand
5/8/2013 A positive attitude is a magnet for positive results. - Unknown
5/9/2013 A word and a stone once thrown away cannot be returned. - Mexican Proverb
5/10/2013 Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young. - J.K. Rowling
5/13/2013 Whether you spend your days in sorrow or in joy, time will still continue to tick away. The longer you take to move on, the less time you'll have to spend being happy. Kevin Ngo
5/14/2013 When you're making things, time goes fast. - Vera B. Williams
5/15/2013 When you really consider the everyday things around you, they start to seem like tiny miracles. - Amy Shearn
5/16/2013 Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week. - Maggie Kuhn
5/17/2013 One's prime is elusive. ... You must be on the alert to recognize your prime at whatever time of life that may occur. - Muriel Spark
5/20/2013 Once you make the unequivocal internal commitment to do something – when you absolutely know this is the time and the place to act – the world around you will shift in all sorts of apparently miraculous ways to make it happen. - Sarah Suzanka
5/21/2013 One laugh of a child will make the holiest day more sacred still. - Robert G. Ingersoll
5/22/2013 One of the most valuable lessons I learned. . . Is that we all have to learn from our mistakes, and we learn from those mistakes a lot more than we learn from things we succeeded in doing? - Ann Richards
5/23/2013 One's task is not to turn the world upside down, but to do what is necessary at the given place and with a due consideration of reality. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
5/24/2013 Only the gentle are ever really strong. - James Dean
5/27/2013 Our minds can shape the way a thing will be because we act according to our expectations. - Federico Fellini
5/28/2013 Out of clutter, find simplicity. - Albert Einstein
5/29/2013 Our thought is the key which unlocks the doors of the world. - Samuel McChord Crothers
5/30/2013 Patience and gentleness our power. - Leigh Hunt
5/31/2013 People are creating the future, right now. What are you doing? - Warren Kimmel
7/8/2013 The earnestness of your desire will indicate the distance you are likely to travel. - Clark Stockford
7/9/2013 Experience, Travel - these are an education in themselves. - Euripdes
7/10/2013 The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination. - Tommy Lasorda
7/11/2013 The future always holds something for the man who keeps his faith in it. - H. L. Hollis
7/12/2013 The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between on person and himself. - Garth Brooks
7/15/2013 The greatest thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been. - Madeleine L'Engle
7/16/2013 The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves but in our attitude towards them. - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
7/17/2013 The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any. - Alice Walker
7/18/2013 The people who make a difference are not the ones with the credentials, but the ones with the concern. - Max Lacado
7/19/2013 The secret of happiness is: find something more important than you are, and dedicate your life to it. - Dan Dennett
7/22/2013 Many of life's circumstances are created by three basic choices: the disciplines you choose to keep, the people you choose to be with, and the laws you choose to obey. - Charles Millhuff
7/23/2013 Many a man might have become great in later years if he had not in his younger years believed himself to be that already. - Daniel Sanders
7/24/2013 Measure yourself by your best moments, not by your worst. We are too prone to judge ourselves by our moments of despondency and depression. - Robert Johnson
7/25/2013 More good things in life are lost be indifference than ever were lost by active hostility. - Robert Gordon Menzies
7/26/2013 Moving on is easy. It’s staying moved on that’s trickier.  - Katerina Stoykova Klemer
7/29/2013 No one ever lost any sleep from being kind or too forgiving. - Keith Scott
7/30/2013 Nothing can make you frustrated. Nothing can make you depressed. Nothing can make you angry. For that matter, nothing can make you happy, either. All your emotions are produced from your own mental interpretation. - Andrew Bernstein
7/31/2013 Nothing is impossible, the word itself says "I'm possible"! - Audrey Hepburn
8/1/2013 Often, the degree to which we oppose a thing marks the degree to which we don't understand it. - Howard Thurman
8/2/2013 Open your heart, and you'll be amazed at the transformations taking place all around you. - Ed Bacon
8/5/2013 Opinions that are well rooted should grow and change like a healthy tree. - Irving Batcheller
8/6/2013 People should never think that you have to be a very special person to help those who need you. - Miep Gies
8/7/2013 Problem-solving isn't a talent that some people have and others don't. It's a habit. - Ken Watanabe
8/8/2013 Seek those who find your road agreeable, your personality, and mind stimulating, your philosophy acceptable and your experience helpful. Let those who do not, seek their own kind. - Jean-Henri Fabre
8/9/2013 Remember, a closed mouth gathers no foot.  - Steve Post
8/12/2013 Someday everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason. - Harriet Morgan
8/13/2013 Someone who gets things started will usually get things finished. - Unknown
8/14/2013 Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had. Alice Sebold
8/15/2013 Strategic planning is worthless - unless there is first a strategic vision. - John Naisbitt
8/16/2013 Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted. - David Bly
8/19/2013 Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. - Dale Carnegie
8/20/2013 Success is not so much what we have as it is what we are. - Troy Aikman
8/21/2013 Success or failure in business is caused more by mental attitude even than by mental capacties. - Walter D. Scott
8/22/2013 Success never rests. On your worst days, be good. And on your best days, be great. And on every other day, get better. - Carmen Mariano
8/23/2013 Success is the ability to close the door on your past, regardless of your failures, and move forward. In other words, if you're not on the way, you're in the way, so it's best that you get out of the way. - Bill White
8/26/2013 Temptations come, as a general rule, when they are sought. - Margaret Oliphant
8/27/2013 That's some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best, which it assuredly does not. - James K. Feibleman
8/28/2013 The "silly question" is the first indication of some totally new development. - Alfred North Whitehead
8/29/2013 The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. - Hans Hofmann
8/30/2013 The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing. - Eugene Delacroix
9/3/2013 The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists. - Japanese proverb
9/4/2013 The best gifts are tied with heartstrings. - Unknown
9/5/2013 The best thing about getting old is that all those things you couldn't live without when you were young you no longer want. - Earl Wilson
9/6/2013 The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it. - Unknown
9/9/2013 The biggest reward for a thing well done is to have done it. - Voltaire
9/10/2013 The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one's opinion, but rather to know it. - Andre Marois
9/11/2013 The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere … - John Muir
9/12/2013 The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so. - William Ralph Inge
9/13/2013 The next time you feel like complaining, remember your garbage disposer eats better than 30% of the people of the world. - Unknown
9/16/2013 The ones that matter the most are the children. - Lakota Proverb
9/17/2013 The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first. - Ginger Rogers
9/18/2013 The person who believes in nothing but himself lives in a very small world. - Unknown
9/19/2013 The price of discipline is always less than the pain of regret. - Nido Qubein
9/20/2013 The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep running. - Unknown
9/23/2013 The reason some people don't go very far in life is because they sidestep opportunity and shake hands with procrastination. - Unknown
9/24/2013 The successful man or woman has a guiding vision, a dream, a sense of focus. He or she has a clear idea of what he or she wants to have, do, or accomplish. It's the achiever's divine right to dream. - Dennis Kimbro
9/25/2013 The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it. Flannery O'Connor
9/26/2013 There are times when forgetting can be just as important as remembering and even more difficult. - Harry and Joan Mier
9/27/2013 There aren't really enough crutches in the world for all the lame excuses. - Bill Demby
9/30/2013 There is no point at which you can say, "Well, I'm sucessful now. I might as well take a nap." - Carrie Fisher
10/1/2013 There’s no way to know how much time we each have left. But at least we can control what we do in the very moment. - Cara Jepsen
10/2/2013 There's no grand stroke that does it. It's a lot of little steps. - Peter A. Cohen
10/3/2013 Time has a wonderful way to show us what really matters.  - Margaret Peters
10/4/2013 Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. - Anne Frank
10/7/2013 Things don't just come your way and happen; you make them happen. - Toni Bark
10/8/2013 This life is a process of learning. - Lauryn Hill
10/9/2013 Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature. - Dennis Gabor
10/10/2013 Truth usually hurts in proportion to how much I have ignored or disbelieved it. - Gene Dwyer
10/11/2013 Trust what moves you most deeply. - Sam Keen
10/16/2013 Until you reach the end of the road, there’s still time to change the path you’ve chosen.  - Susan Gale
10/17/2013 We have the Bill of Rights. What we need is a Bill of Responsibilities. Bill Maher
10/18/2013 We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies. - Roderick Thorp
10/21/2013 We must always go the second mile. When we go the first mile, we simply do what is required of us. It is when we go the second mile that excellence is achieved and minor miracles happen. - Deborah McGriff
10/22/2013 Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. - Judy Garland
10/23/2013 Advice is judged by results, not by intentions. - Cicero
10/24/2013 A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else. - Len Wein
10/25/2013 A positive attitude may not solve every problem, but it makes solving any problem a more pleasant experience. - Grant Fairley
10/28/2013 A spoken word is not a sparrow. Once it flies out, you can't catch it. - Russian Proverb
10/29/2013 A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities. - William Arthur Ward
10/30/2013 Action expresses priorities. - Gandhi
10/31/2013 Form the habit of making decisions when your spirit is fresh. To let dark moods lead you is like choosing cowards to command your armies. - Charles Horton Cooley
11/1/2013 Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it. - Thomas Cooper
11/25/2013 Friendship is like a treasury: you cannot take from it more than you put into it. - Benjamen Mandelstamm
11/26/2013 Genius is the gold in the mine; talent is the miner that works and brings it out. - Marguerite Blessington
11/27/2013 Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.  - Edward Sandford Martin
12/2/2013 In this life sometimes you have to chose between pleasing God and pleasing man. And in the long run, it's better to please God. He's more apt to remember. - Harry Kemelman
12/3/2013 Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. - Plato
12/4/2013 You find yourself refreshed in the presence of cheerful people. Why not make an honest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy. - Lydia M. Child
12/5/2013 It is not the quantity of meat, but the cheerfulness of the guests, which makes the feast. Where there is no peace, there can be no feast. - Edward Hyde
12/6/2013 If plan A doesn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters—204 if you’re in Japan.  - Claire Cook 
12/9/2013 If we are to love our neighbors as ourselves, we must accept people as they are and not demand that they conform to our own image. - Henry Fehren
12/10/2013 There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there's only scarcity of resolve to make it happen. - Wayne Dwyer
12/11/2013 Fate makes our relatives; choice makes our friends. - Unknown
12/12/2013 Joy is a choice, not an outcome. - Beth Johnson
12/13/2013 Joy is increased by spreading it to others. - Robert Murry McCheyne
12/16/2013 Jumping at many small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for the big one to come along. - Hugh Allen
12/17/2013 Keep your best wishes close to your heart, and watch what happens.  - Tony Deliso
12/18/2013 Knowledge is rooted in all things - the world is a library. - Lakota proverb
12/19/2013 Love is a gift, you can't buy it, you can't find it, someone has to give it to you. Learn to be receptive of that gift. - Kurt Langer
12/20/2013 Climb every Mountain, ford every stream,
Follow every rainbow, till you find your dream!
- Oscar Hammerstein II

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