672. Cotvos: We may seek God by our intellect, but we can only find Him with our heart.
671. Bertrand Russell: One of the signs of an impending nervous breakdown is the belief that ones work is terribly important.
670. Samuel Adams: It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.
699. Thomas Edison: Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I am sometimes accurately described as 'more of a sponge than an inventor...'
698. Blessed are those who can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.
697. Horace: Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant.
696. Chinese Proverb: The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.
695. Dutch Proverb: He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him.
694. Pam Shaw: If you take too long in deciding what to do with your life, you'll find you've done it - nothing to little!
693. Friendships die through neglect. Silence often waters the root of bitterness. Rather talk it out.
692. Lady Bird Johnson: Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.
691. Having integrity is to be upright, honest and truthful without question or hesitation - to consistently be a person of your word - a person of principle. Demand it from yourself and reward it in others and God will smile on you.
690. Samuel Smiles: We learn from failure much more than from success; we often discover what we will do by finding our what we will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
689. No rules for success will work if you don't.
688. Henry Ford: Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right!
687. R.E. Shay: Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit.
686. Spanish Proverb: Speaking without thinking is shooting without taking aim.
685. John C. Maxwell: A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.
684. Sam Rayburn: You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too.
683. Harry S. Truman: I learned that a great leader is a man who has the ability to get other people to do what they don't want to do and like it.
682. Vance Packard: Leadership appears to be the art of getting others to want to do something you are convinced should be done.
681. Dwight D. Eisenhower: Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
680. Give your children what they cannot find anywhere else - non-judgmental conversation - and they will keep coming back.
679. Our Heavenly Father created the uniqueness of our loved ones to be discovered, appreciated and celebrated.
678. To be unforgotten, do something unforgettable today - something your spouse will remember for the rest their life.
677. Max Depree: Leaders don't inflict pain - they share pain.
676. When you smile first, you have decided the direction the relationship will go.
675. Your countenance creates a climate that attracts people toward you or causes them to move away from you.
674. Your face telegraphs your attitude...toward life...toward others...about yourself - make smile your style.
673. Elizabeth Foley: The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.
672. You cannot draw conclusions as long as there is missing information.
671. One of the greatest gifts you will ever give anyone is the gift of recognition.
670. Never share your troubles with someone unqualified to help you.
699. Even a fish wouldn't get caught if it kept its mouth shut.
698. Robert Louis Stevenson: Make the most of the best and the least of the worst.
697. Rules without relationship causes rebellion.
696. Your thoughtful words of encouragement today could easily create the wave that carries someone to their dream.
695. Words cause wars. Words settle wars. Words create the waves of emotion that control our world.
694. A popular but inaccurate statement is, "words are cheap". Nothing could be farther from the truth.
693. Make goals of your dreams, not dreams of your goals.
692. Abandon abusive relationships - those that do not increase you, will inevitably decrease you.
691. Raphael Simon: To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances. To seek Him is the greatest of all endeavors. To find Him is the greatest of all human achievements.
690. Richard Bach: The answer to every fear is knowing. It is only the unknown that is fearful.
689. The poorest of all men is not the man without a cent, but the man without a dream.
688. Neglect discipline and in its place permissiveness will reign.
687. Thomas A. Kempis: He who lives without discipline is exposed to grievous ruin.
686. Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like nobody's watching.
685. Failure is an essential ingredient of success. The man who never failed is the man who never tried.
684. Miracles and wonders are the ordinary stuff of God's day.
683. George W. Bush: Our Nation was built on a foundation of sound moral principles. The heroes of American history responded to threats to their freedom by choosing to fight for these timeless principles, assuming duties that superseded their self-interest.
682. John Adams: [We] have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion... Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
681. Mark Twin: Always do right. That will gratify some of the people and astonish the rest.
680. Ralph Waldo Emerson: It's not the length of life, but the depth of life.
679. Winston Churchill: The price of greatness is responsibility.
678. Harriet Beecher Stowe: Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done.
677. Abraham Lincoln: Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
676. He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.
675. A leader who is not passionately committed to the cause will draw little commitment from others.
674. In order to be creative, you don't have to be original.
673. He who has not forgiven an enemy has never yet tasted one of the most sublime enjoyments of life.
672. William Law: There is nothing that makes us love someone so much as praying for them.
671. Patience is the ability to count down before blasting off.
GOSSIP x 5
670. Ignorance is always swift to speak.
669. Gossip is something you must hurry and tell someone before you find out it isn't true.
668. If you don't see it with your eyes, don't invent it with your mouth.
667. George Bernard Shaw: Gossipers turn an earful into a mouthful.
666. A dog is loved by old and young; he wags his tail and not his tongue.
665. Joseph Conrad: Words have power. They can bring either the greatest happiness or deepest despair; they can transfer knowledge from teacher to student. Give me the right word and I will move the world.
664. A smile of encouragement at the right moment may act like sunlight on a closed-up flower; it may be the turning point for a struggling life.
663. The best preparation for tomorrow is the proper use of today.
652. It's not how many hours you put in, but how much you put into the hours.
651. Karyl Huntley: You know you have forgiven someone when he or she has harmless passage through your mind.
650. Mark Twain: Courage is the mastery of fear, not the absence of fear.
649. Doug Firebaugh: Everyday do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow.
648. Les Brown: Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals, and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.
647. Ralph Marston: Getting disappointing results is not a sign to give up on your dream, but an opportunity to make that dream so absolutely compelling that you cannot fail to achieve it.
646. Ed Caninham: Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then want to hear the answer.
645. Marianno Wieliamson: The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.
644. Moulton Farnham: Our friends are those who know their own faults well enough to forgive us ours.
645. Kahil Gibran: Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolution.
644. Germain G. Glein: The older I grow the more I listen to people who don't talk much.
643. Charles Spurgeon: A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots are withered. Carve your name on hearts, and not on marble.
642. Horace Greely: Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, riches take wings, those who cheer today may curse tomorrow, only one thing endures - character.
641. Alfred Armand Montapert House: Reputation is what folks think you are. Personality is what you seem to be. Character is what you really are.
640. Financier J. P. Morgan: A man's best collateral is his character.
639. If you don't believe in cooperation, look at what happens when a car loses one of its wheels.
638. Abigail van Buren: The best index to a persons character is how he treats people who can't do him any good, and how he treats people who can't fight back.
637. Love in your heart wasn't put there to stay; love isn't love till you give it away. If you're not loving, you're not living.
636. Grant Farley: People who have lost relationships often wonder why they can't just let it be "water under the bridge." It is water under the bridge - the trouble is we do not live on the bridge but in the river of life with its many twists and turns.
635. Prayer moves the hand which moves the world. Chin up, knees down. Turn your theology into "kneeology."
634. You're the seed that determines the harvest around you (if you sow smiles and friendliness, your reap a happy environment to live in - smart man!)
633. A smile is God's cosmetic.
632. A smile is the lighting system of the face and the heating system of the heart.
631. D. N. Jackson: The size of a leader is determined by the depth of his convictions, the height of his ambitions, the breadth of his vision and the reach of his love.
630. Edmund Burke: Our patience will achieve more than our force.
629. John Dryden: Beware the fury of a patient man.
628. Beverly Sills: There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
627. Maturity is doing what you're supposed to do when you're supposed to do it regardless of how you feel.
626. Hakeem Olajuwon: I've always felt it was not up to anyone else to make me give of my best.
625. It is good to remember that the tea kettle, although up to its neck in hot water, continues to sing.
624. Abraham Lincoln: The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
623. Winston Churchill: The price of greatness is responsibility.
622. Thomas Jefferson: Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
621. John Maxwell: Courage is being afraid, but then doing what you have to do anyway.
620. Cecil DeMille: I have found the greatest power in the world is the power of prayer.
619. Samuel Shoemaker: Don't pray to escape trouble. Don't pray to be comfortable in your emotions. Pray to do the will of God in every situation. Nothing else is worth praying for.
618. Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
617. It was only a sunny smile, and it cost little in giving, but it scattered the night like morning light, and made the day worth living.
616. Boldness says He - arrogance says me.
615. A man who has to be convinced to act before he acts, is not a man of action.
614. Charles Lindburgh: All glory comes from daring to begin.
613. Living in the past causes you to miss out on the present. Life is too short to let it pass you by.
612. A. P. Gouthey: Make no mistake, my friend, it takes more than money to make men rich.
611. One hundred years from now it won't matter one scrap if you got that big break, took the trip to Europe, or finally traded up to a Mercedes, but it will greatly matter that you made a commitment to Jesus Christ.