1080. David Assael: Be open to your dreams, people. Embrace that distant shore. Because our mortal journey is over all too soon.
1079. George Dillman: Every Sunday before preaching the Pastor hit one key on the piano. When asked why he responded, "Did you ever see which key I hit? - 'B-natural'."
1078. Marva Collins: Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide.
1077. Ellen Metcalf: You have to recognize when the right place and the right time fuse and take advantage of that opportunity. There are plenty of opportunities out there. You can't sit back and wait.
1076. Evelyn Underhill: Those who have a deep and real inner life are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life.
1075. Benjamin Franklin: Great beauty, great strength, and great riches are really and truly of no great use; a right heart exceeds all.
1074. Ralph Waldo Emerson: Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
1073. Socrates: Thank not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions; but those who kindly reprove thy faults.
1072. Matthew Arnold: The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.
1071. Harold Taylor: The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.
1070. William Arthur Ward: Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
1069. Jesse Stuart: Write something to suit yourself and many people will like it; write something to suit everybody and scarcely anyone will care for it.
1068. George Bush Snr.: Don't confuse being 'soft' with seeing the other guy's point of view.
1067. Tom Thompson: No matter how much you disagree with your kin, if you are a thoroughbred you will not discuss their shortcomings with the neighbors.
1066. Lyndon B. Johnson: We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.
1065. Samuel Johnson: If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.
1064. Alexander Dumas: Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives.
1063. Dorothy Sarnoff: Make sure you have finished speaking before your audience has finished listening.
1062. Theodore Roosevelt: Don't hit at all if it is honorable or possible to avoid hitting (or going to war); but never hit soft if you have no alternative!
1061. Sidney A. Friedman: You can achieve anything you want in life if you have the courage to dream it, the intelligence to make a realistic plan, and the will to see that plan through to the end.
1060. Harriet Martineau: Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare.
1059. Peter McWilliams: Resentment is anger directed at others--at what they did or did not do.
1058. Louis Pasteur: Let me tell you the secret that has lead me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
1057. Jonathan Kozol: Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
1056. Francois de La Rochefoucauld: We should manage our fortunes as we do our health - enjoy it when good, be patient when it is bad, and never apply violent remedies except in an extreme necessity.
1055. Gail Hamilton: Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more, and none can tell whose sphere is the largest.
1054. Ralph Waldo Emerson: The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.
1053. Francis Maitland Balfour: The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.
1052. Amy Tan: Memory feeds imagination.
1051. Adolfo Prieto: All the gold in the world has no significance. That which is lasting are the thoughtful acts which we do for our fellow man.
1050. John D. Rockefeller: I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.
1049. George Herbert: The best mirror is an old friend.
1048. Frank Scully: Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
1047. Bishop Richard Cumberland: It is better to wear out than to rust out.
1046. Hebrews 13:1: Continue to love each other with true brotherly love. Don't forget to be kind to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!
1045. Andrew Carnegie: Don't be content with doing only your duty. Do more than your duty. It's the horse that finishes a neck ahead that wins the race.
1044. George Burns: Age to me means nothing. I can't get old; I'm working. I was old when I was twenty-one and out of work. As long as you're working, you stay young. When I'm in front of an audience, all that love and vitality sweeps over me and I forget my age.
1043. William Wordsworth: That best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
1042. Mahatma Gandhi: Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
1041. Pearl S. Buck: All things are possible until they are proved impossible - and even the impossible may only be so, as of now.
1040. Michael Masser: Learning to love yourself is equal to the greatest love of all, which is to love God.
1039. Arthur Rubinstein: Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back.
1038. Dag Hammarskjold: Life only demands from you the strength you possess.
1037. Jean Jacques Rousseau: Your first appearance, he said to me, is the gauge by which you will be measured; try to manage that you may go beyond yourself in after times, but beware of ever doing less.
1036. Franklin D. Roosevelt: When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
1035. Benjamin Franklin: He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
1034. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: All things must change to something new, to something strange.
1033. Gerald R. Ford: Always demanding the best of oneself, living with honor, devoting one's talents and gifts to the benefits of others - these are the measures of success that endure when material things have passed away.
1032. Alexander Pope: Be thou the first true merit to befriend, his praise is lost who stays till all commend.
1031. John Muir: Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.
1030. William Shakespeare: We are advertised by our loving friends.
1029. Alice Roosevelt Longworth: I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
1028. Sarah Ban Breathnach: Every time we remember to say "thank you," we experience nothing less than heaven on earth.
1027. Henri Bergson: Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
1026. Arnold Bennett: Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.
1025. Greg Evans: Anger at lies lasts forever. Anger at truth can't last.
1024. Lillian Hellman: I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.
1023. Brendan Francis: People who ask our advice almost never take it. Yet we should never refuse to give it, upon request, for it often helps us to see our own way more clearly.
1022. Whatever you fear most has no power - it is your fear that has the power.
1021. Endicott Peabody: Remember! Things in life will not always run smoothly. Sometimes we will be rising toward the heights - then all will seem to reverse itself and start downward. The great fact to remember is that the trend of civilization itself is forever upward, that a line drawn through the middle of the peaks and the valleys of the centuries always has an upward trend.
1020. Jessamyn West: It is the loving, not the loved, woman who feels loveable.
1019. William Blake: I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's.
1018. George Eliot: I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.
1017. Paxton Hood: Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as by the latter (music too). Try to only read good recommended books from trusted successful friends of high morals and good character. "Bad company corrupts good morals" - 1 Cor 15:33.
1016. Albert Einstein: The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.
1015. Golda Meir: I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.
1014. Philip Elmer-DeWitt: Some people make headlines while others make history.
1013. Seneca: The spirit in which a thing is given determines that in which the debt is acknowledged; it's the intention, not the face-value of the gift, that's weighed.
1012. Thomas a Kempis: Never be entirely idle; but either be reading, or writing, or praying or meditating or endeavoring something for the public good.
1011. John Quincy Adams: Courage and perseverance have a miraculous ability to cause difficulties and obstacles to vanish into thin air.
1010. Zora Neale Hurston: Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at de stars.' We might not land on a star, but at least we would get off the ground.
1009. Ruben Studdard: People don't have to like or support you, so you always have to say thank you.
1008. W. Clement Stone: Be generous! Give to those you love; give to those who love you; give to the fortunate; give to the unfortunate - yes, give especially to those you don't want to give to. You will receive abundance for your giving. The more you give, the more you will have!
1007. Anonymous: Bite off more than you can chew, then chew it. Plan more than you can do, then do it.
1006. Erica Jong: If you don't risk anything you risk even more.
1005. Eileen Caddy: Expect your every need to be met, expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level, expect to grow spiritually.
1004. Charles F. Kettering: Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.
1003. J. G. C. Brainard: Hate no one; hate their vices, not themselves. Love the sinner, hate the sin. Pray for your enemies.
1002. Swedish Proverb: Don't throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water.
1001. Abraham Lincoln: I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.
1000. A. A. Attanasio: Silence is a text easy to misread.
999. Simone de Beauvoir: That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing.
998. John F. Kennedy: The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, 'In that case, there is no time to lose; plant it this afternoon!' Procrastination is the thief of time.
997. Lois McMaster Bujold: You don't pay back your parents. You can't. The debt you owe them gets collected by your children, who hand it down in turn.
996. Shakti Gawain: What I am actually saying is that we need to be willing to let our intuition guide us, and then be willing to follow that guidance directly and fearlessly.
995. Don Hutson: When you give away a little piece of your heart, you're giving away the only thing you can give away, which, after you do, you got more left than you had before you gave some of it away.
994. Friedrich Nietzsche: One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises one makes. Ps 15:4c (TEV) He always does what he promises, no matter how much it may cost.
993. Smiley T. Papenfus: Daily mediate on scriptures in the area you're being tempted in and you'll soon be spiritually strong to overcome. Psa 119:11 (NAS) Thy Word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against Thee.
992. Indira Gandhi: You must be still in the midst of activity, and be vibrantly alive in repose.
991. Mother Teresa: Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile. Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family.
990. Publilius Syrus: Never promise more than you can perform.
989. Vincent van Gogh: As we advanced in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.