Words That I Like

Some people see things that are and ask, Why?  Some people dream of things that never were and ask, Why not?  Some people have to go to work and don't have time for all that.
- George Carlin

The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

It's no use to boast of any thing until it's done, nor then either, for it speaks for itself.
- John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892),
  "The Fish I Didn't Catch"

Let every man or woman here, if you never hear me again, remember this, that if you wish to be great at all, you must begin where you are and with what you are.  He who would be great anywhere must first be great in his own Philadelphia.
- Russel H. Conwell

Imagination was given to us to compensate for what we are not; a sense of humor was provided to console us for what we are.
- Mack McGinnis

If your project doesn't work, look for the part that you didn't think was important.
- Arthur Bloch

Life is too short to spend your precious time trying to convince a person who wants to live in gloom and doom otherwise.  Give lifting that person your best shot, but don't hang around long enough for their bad attitude to pull you down.  Instead, surround yourself with optimistic
- Zig Ziglar

Few people have the imagination for reality.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

Sometimes I get the feeling that the whole world is against me, but deep down I know that's not true.  Some of the smaller countries are neutral.
- Robert Orben

So many objections may be made to everything, that nothing can overcome them but the necessity of doing something.
- Samuel Johnson

It's not enough to be busy. The question is, what are we busy about?
- Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing how you react.  If you're in control, they're in control.
- Tom Landry, former Cowboys coach

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.
- Blaise Pascal

Ability is of little account without opportunity.
- Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

There are only four questions of value in life. What is sacred?  Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for?  What is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same.  Only love.
- "Don Juan DeMarco"

All of us are watchers -- of television, time clocks, traffic on the freeway -- but few are observers. Everyone is looking, not many are seeing.
- Peter M. Leschak

To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one's responsibility as a free man.
- Alan Paton

Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.
- G.K. Chesterton

Married life isn't a time for settling down but for growth, for doing new things.  With each passing year a growing couple will actively look for new and different things they can do together.
- Dale Evans Rogers

A true friend is one not only willing to love us the way we are but is able to leave us better than they found us.
- Marvin J. Ashton

Beware the flatterer: He feeds you with an emptyspoon.
- Cosino De Gregrio

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain.
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting Robin
Into his rest again,
I shall not live in vain.
- Emily Dickinson


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