the beat goes on….

It’s not the fact that all my hair is jumping ship in droves, or that I hoard my medicines like precious treasure troves.
It’s not that once-true memory banks will not cooperate, or parts that once had muscle tone now downward gravitate.
It’s not the fact that I can’t eat the foods I used to love. It’s not a single one of these– it’s all of the above.
– Robert Scotellaro

Beware of the person who can not be bothered by details.
– William Feather, Sr.

Don’t change how you look, change how you see.
– bumper sticker

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands; not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
– Colin Wilson

How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really
matters most.
– Stephen R. Covey

Man can live without air for seconds,
without water for days,
without food for weeks,
and without ideas for years.
– Dr. Laurence J. Peter

I have found that when confronted with a difficult choice, the hardest thing to do is usually the right thing to do.
– Richard Edwin Reynolds

I grew up in a neighborhood that was so rough,  I learned to read by the light of a police helicopter.
– Bill Jones

Truth is the mother of joy.  Truth civilizes, ennobles and purifies.  The grandest ambition that can enter the soul is to know the truth.
– Robert Green Ingersoll

The road to your life’s work is the ongoing process of taking the best of what’s in you and expressing it fully to the outer world.
– Lawrence G. Boldt

With every deed you are sowing a seed, though the harvest you may not see.
– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Your opponent, in the end, is never really the player on the other side of the net, or the swimmer in the next lane, or the team on the other side of the field, or even the bar you must high-jump.  Your opponent is yourself, your negative internal voices, your level of determination.
– Grace Lichtenstein

It might look like I’m doing nothing, but at the cellular level I’m really quite busy.

We cannot live only for ourselves.  A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow-men; and along those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and
come back to us as effects.
– Herman Melville

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)

The future is made of the same stuff as the present.
– Simone Weil

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
– Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)

One of the strangest disparities of history lies between the sense of abundance felt by older and simpler societies and the sense of scarcity felt by ostensibly richer societies of today.
– Richard M. Weaver, “Ideas Have Consequences”

The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.

Each new level you reach comes with its own set of new challenges.  That they seem more ominous than before is probably a good sign that you’re capable of handling more.
– Ralph Marston

Laughter is much more important than applause.  Applause is almost a duty.  Laughter is a reward.
– Carol Channing

Never give in!  Never give in!  Never, never, never, never — in nothing great or small, large or petty — never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
– Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Change is not made without inconvenience, even from worse to better.
– Richard Hooker

Every choice carries a consequence.  For better or worse, each choice is the unavoidable consequence of its predecessor.  There are not exceptions.  If you can accept that a bad choice carries the seed of its own punishment, why not
accept the fact that a good choice yields desirable fruit?
– Gary Ryan Blair

Truth comes out of error more readily than out of confusion.
– Francis Bacon


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