Friday, October 5, 2012

Finish What You Start

"My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished 2 bags of M&M's and a chocolate cake. I feel better already." - Dave Barry

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

No Metaphysics

"Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates."  ~ Fernando Pessoa

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Feeling Godlike

"After eating chocolate you feel godlike, as though you can conquer enemies, lead armies, entice lovers."  ~ Emily Luchetti

Monday, October 1, 2012

Forget Love

"Forget love - I'd rather fall in chocolate!"  ~ Attributed to Sandra J. Dykes

Friday, September 28, 2012

A Mosaic

"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all."  ~ Stanley Horowitz

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Their Last Days

"How beautifully leaves grow old.  How full of light and color are their last days." ~ John Burroughs

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

October's Party

"October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came-
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band."
-   George Cooper, October's Party

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Like the First Gray Hair

"The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many."  ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Monday, September 24, 2012

Open Air

"I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house.   So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.-  Nathaniel Hawthorne

Friday, September 21, 2012


"The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more." ~ Ed Parker

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Flaming Heart

"Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart." ~ Arnold H. Glasow 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I Can't Do It

"'I can't do it' never yet accomplished anything; 'I will try' has performed wonders." ~ George P.Burnham

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Tiresome Labor

"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." ~ Thomas A. Bennett

Monday, September 17, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Perfect Day

"It was one of those perfect autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life."  ~ P.D. James

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Gust

"The back door
    bangs shut!
September gust."
-  Mike Garofalo

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Enchanted Land

"On such a day each road is planned
To lead to some enchanted land;
Each turning meets expectancy.
The signs I read on every hand.
I know by autumn's wizardry
On such a day the world can be
Only a great glad dream for me--
Only a great glad dream for me!"

-   Eleanor Myers Jewett, An Autumn Day

Monday, September 10, 2012


"There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky,
which through the summer is not heard or seen,
as if it could not be, as if it had not been!"
~Percy Bysshe Shelley

Friday, September 7, 2012

A Mosaic

"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting 
and autumn a mosaic of them all." ~ Stanley Horowitz

Thursday, September 6, 2012

I Love Fall

"I love fall! Fall is exciting.
It's apples and cider.
It's an airborne spider.
It's pumpkins in bins.
It's burrs on dog's chins.
It's wind blowing leaves.
It's chilly red knees.
It's nuts on the ground.
It's a crisp dry sound.
It's green leaves turning
And the smell of them burning.
It's clouds in the sky.
It's fall. That's why...
I love fall."
-   Author Unknown

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Autumnal Face

"No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one autumnal face."
~ John Donne

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Delicious Autumn

"Delicious autumn!  My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."  ~ George Eliot

Friday, August 31, 2012

Be Nice

"Thou ought to be nice, even to superstition, in keeping thy promises, and therefore equally cautious in making them."  ~ Thomas Fuller

Thursday, August 30, 2012

It is Useless

"It is useless to hold a person to anything he says while he is in love, drunk, or running for office."  ~ Shirley MacLaine

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Easy to Make

"Promises are like babies:  easy to make, hard to deliver."  ~ Author Unknown

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Joy and Anger

"In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything.  In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone's letter."  ~ Chinese Proverb

Monday, August 27, 2012

An Immutable Law

"It is an immutable law in business that words are words, explanations are explanations, promises are promises but only performance is reality."  ~ Harold Geneen

Friday, August 24, 2012


"Learn as much as you can while you are young, since life becomes too busy later."  ~ Dana Stewart Scott

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Learning is Growth

"The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live."  ~ Mortimer Adler

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

From the Heart

"The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book."  ~ Author Unknown

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

If There Were No Schools

"If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylums would be filled with mothers."  ~ Edgar W. Howe

Friday, August 17, 2012

Smiling Enemies

"Jealousy is no more than feeling alone against smiling enemies."  ~ Elizabeth Bowen

Thursday, August 16, 2012


"O jealousy! Thou art the magnifier of trifles."  ~ Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Torment

"The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves." ~ William Penn

Monday, August 13, 2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

It's Not Easy

"It is not easy to walk alone in the country without musing upon something."  ~ Charles Dickens

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Rural Sounds

Nor rural sights alone, but rural sounds,
Exhilarate the spirit, and restore
The tone of languid nature.
~ William Cowper

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

It Belongs to Me

"When I go out into the countryside and see the sun and the green and everything flowering,I say to myself Yes indeed, all that belongs to me!"  ~ Henri Rousseau

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Get to Know a Person

"It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book."  ~ Cyril Connolly

Friday, August 3, 2012

Now Products Need People

"It used to be that people needed products to survive.  Now products need people to survive."  ~ Nicholas Johnson

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Improving the Product

"Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on advertising and they wouldn't have to advertise it."  ~ Will Rogers

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


"In general, my children refused to eat anything that hadn't danced on TV."  ~ Erma Bombeck

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Work in Advertising

"Don't tell my mother I work in an advertising agency - she thinks I play piano in a whorehouse."  ~ Jacques Seguela

Monday, July 30, 2012

The Media

"With no ads, who would pay for the media?  The good fairy?"  ~ Samuel Thurm

Friday, July 27, 2012


"If there were to be a universal sound depicting peace, I would surely vote for the purr."   ~ Barbara L. Diamond

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Its Own Ends

"The cat is domestic only as far as suits its own ends."  ~ Saki

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


"There's no need for a piece of sculpture in a home that has a cat."
  ~ Wesley Bates

Friday, July 20, 2012

Heartwarming Welcome

"There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed by a cat."  ~ Tay Hohoff

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Gift

"What greater gift than the love of a cat?"  ~ Charles Dickens

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A Poem

"A dog, I have always said, is prose; a cat is a poem."  ~ Jean Burden

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Cats are Smart

"Cats are smarter than dogs.  You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow."  ~ Jeff Valdez

Monday, July 16, 2012

Noble Actions

"Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls."  ~ David Thomas

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Attempt the Absurd

"Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible." ~ M.C. Escher 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

An Opportunity

"Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity - not a threat." ~ Author Unknown

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


"Art begins in imitation and ends in innovation." ~ Mason Cooley

Monday, July 9, 2012

From Beyond

"Technical skills can be learned by almost anyone who has the determination to pursue it, but innovative ideas and the ability to express them come from some place beyond the material world." ~ Carole Ann Borges

Friday, July 6, 2012

Friends and Pets

"The difference between friends and pets is that friends we allow into our company, pets we allow into our solitude."  ~ Robert Brault,

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Traits of the Animals

"I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the "lower animals" (so called) and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man.  I find the result humiliating to me."  ~ Mark Twain, Letters from the Earth, 1907

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


"Animals have these advantages over man:  they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills."  ~ Voltaire, letter to Count Schomberg, 31 August 1769

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


"It often happens that a man is more humanely related to a cat or dog than to any human being."  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Monday, July 2, 2012

A KInd Man

"The kind man feeds his beast before sitting down to dinner."  ~ Hebrew Proverb

Friday, June 29, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Too Soon

"Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon."  ~ Alexander Pope

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Something New

"Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will."  ~ Vernon Howard

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Treasure

"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere."  ~ Chinese Proverb

Monday, June 25, 2012

My Diploma

"I am learning all the time.  The tombstone will be my diploma."  ~ Eartha Kitt

Friday, June 22, 2012

The World is Round

"The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning."  ~ Ivy Baker Priest

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Who's Running the Universe?

"Why assume so glibly that the God who presumably created the universe is still running it?  It is certainly conceivable that He may have finished it and then turned it over to lesser gods to operate."  ~ H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


"Travelers never think that they are the foreigners."  ~ Mason Cooley

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


"The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress."  ~ Joseph Joubert

Monday, June 18, 2012


"It is not the man who has little, but he who desires more, that is poor."  ~ Seneca

Friday, June 15, 2012


"What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly. It is dearness only that gives every thing its value." ~ Thomas Paine

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Best of Life

"Whoever values peace of mind and the health of the soul will live the best of all possible lives." ~ Marcus Aurelius

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


"Things are only worth what you make them worth." ~ Moliere

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Great Values of Life

"Beauty, truth, friendship, love, creation – these are the great values of life. We can't prove them, or explain them, yet they are the most stable things in our lives." ~ Jesse Herman Holmes

Monday, June 11, 2012

What's It Worth?

"We never know the worth of water 'til the well is dry." ~ English Proverb

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Great Values of Life

"Beauty, truth, friendship, love, creation – these are the great values of life. We can't prove them, or explain them, yet they are the most stable things in our lives. " ~ Jesse Herman Holmes

Thursday, June 7, 2012


"Anything scarce is valuable; praise for example." ~ Anonymous

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Judging Value

"If nobody ever offers an opinion or takes the slightest interest in one's production, one loses not only all pleasure in them, but all power of judging their value." ~ Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel

Monday, June 4, 2012

Things That Count

"Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." ~ Albert Einstein

Friday, June 1, 2012


"You must have control of the authorship of your own destiny.  The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand."  ~ Irene C. Kassorla

Thursday, May 31, 2012


"Why try to be someone you're not?  Life is hard enough without adding impersonation to the skills required."  ~ Robert Brault

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Whittled Away

"He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away."  ~ Raymond Hull

Monday, May 28, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

Happiness is a Butterfly

"Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."  ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Irish Blessing

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
~ Irish Blessing

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Sunny Side

"Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life.  And everyone deserves a little sunshine."  ~ Jeffrey Glassberg

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Suddenly Happiness

"They seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if they had surprised a butterfly in the winter woods." ~ Edith Wharton

Monday, May 21, 2012

Counting Moments

"The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough."   ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Friday, May 18, 2012


"When ideas float in our mind without any reflection or regard of the understanding, it is that which the French call revery, our language has scarce a name for it."  ~ John Locke

Thursday, May 17, 2012


"If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies." ~ Author Unknown

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


"A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten.  Some of us are gourmets, some gourmands, and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole, absent-mindedly and with little relish." ~ W.H. Auden

Monday, May 14, 2012

Unconscious Cruelty

"We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals.  Animals suffer as much as we do.  True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them.  It is our duty to make the whole world recognize it.  Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living things, humanity will not find peace." ~ Albert Schweitzer, The Philosophy of Civilization

Friday, May 11, 2012

Charming Gardeners

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."  ~ Marcel Proust

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Expressions of Love

"For lack of an occasional expression of love, a relationship strong at the seams can wear thin in the middle."  ~Robert Brault

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

A World in You

"You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you."  ~ Frederick Buechner

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


"I like him because he smiles at me and means it."  ~ Anonymous

Monday, May 7, 2012

A Dream

"Happiness is having a dream you cannot let go of and a partner who would never ask you to." ~ Robert Brault

Friday, May 4, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Safe From Fools

"God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods.  But he cannot save them from fools."  ~ John Muir

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Virgin Woods

To heal mine aching moods,
Give me God's virgin woods.
~ Clinton Scollard

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Tree's Caress

Alone with myself
The trees bend to caress me
The shade hugs my heart.
~Candy Polgar

Monday, April 30, 2012

Music Amongst Trees

"There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. " ~ Minnie Aumonier

Friday, April 27, 2012

Arbor Day Message

"It is well that you should celebrate your Arbor Day thoughtfully, for within your lifetime the nation's need of trees will become serious. We of an older generation can get along with what we have, though with growing hardship; but in your full manhood and womanhood you will want what nature once so bountifully supplied and man so thoughtlessly destroyed; and because of that want you will reproach us, not for what we have used, but for what we have wasted." 
~ Theodore Roosevelt, 1907 Arbor Day Message

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The World is Round

"The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning." ~ Ivy Baker Priest

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Never Give Up

"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."  ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

Monday, April 23, 2012

A Bend in the Road

"A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn."  ~ Author Unknown

Friday, April 20, 2012

Begin Again

"If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again."  ~ Flavia Weedn

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Thousand Reasons to Smile

"When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile."  ~Author Unknown

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Hang On

"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."  ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Count the Smiles

"Count the garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall.  Count your life with smiles
and not the tears that roll."  - Author Unknown

Monday, April 16, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Her Secret

"Adopt the pace of nature:  her secret is patience."  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Wounds Heal by Degrees

"How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?" ~ William Shakespeare, Othello, 1604

Monday, April 9, 2012

Dispair or Virtue

"Patience:  A minor form of despair disguised as a virtue."  ~ Ambrose Bierce

Friday, April 6, 2012

Friends Are My Energy

*SANDY SANDYs WEB LOG*: A Bump in the Road / Bum Knee Leads to Broken Ankl...: My bed in the studio with my little nurse, Princess. "The difference between friends and pets is that friends we allow into our company...

"When I find myself fading, I close my eyes and realize my friends are my energy." ~ Anonymous. 

Friday, March 30, 2012

Great Thoughts

"Great thoughts reduced to practice become great acts." ~ William Hazlitt

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The Law of Attraction

"The Law of Attraction attracts to you everything you need, according to the nature of your thought. Your environment and financial condition are the perfect reflection of your habitual thinking. Thought rules the world." ~ Dr. Joseph Murphy

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

All We Are

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become." ~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Your Life is a Reflection

"Your life is a reflection of your past thoughts. That includes all the great things, and all the things you consider not so great... Think thoughts of abundance and wealth, and do not allow any contradictory thoughts to take root." ~ Rhonda Byrne

Monday, March 26, 2012

My Mind is a Garden

"My mind is a garden. My thoughts are the seeds. My harvest will be either flowers or weeds." ~ Mel Weldon

Friday, March 23, 2012

Promised to No One

"Go for it now.  The future is promised to no one."  ~ Wayne Dyer

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Our Hopes and Fears

"We promise according to our hopes, and perform according to our fears."  ~ Francois duc de la Rochefoucauld

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


"Promises may fit the friends, but non-performance will turn them into enemies."  ~
Benjamin Franklin

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hard to Deliver

"Promises are like babies:  easy to make, hard to deliver."  ~ Author Unknown

Monday, March 19, 2012

Never Made

"Half the promises people say were never kept, were never made."  ~ Edgar Watson Howe

Friday, March 16, 2012

Show Them How

"Don't wait for people to be friendly, show them how."  ~ Author Unknown

"Smiles Are Like Sunshine"

Thursday, March 15, 2012

We Underestimate

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."  ~ Leo Buscaglia

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Good Character

"A good character is the best tombstone.  Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered.  Carve your name on hearts, not on marble."  ~ Charles H. Spurgeon

Monday, March 12, 2012

Something Small

"Sometimes someone says something really small, and it just fits right into this empty place in your heart."  ~ From the television show ~ My So-Called Life

Friday, March 9, 2012

I'm a Believer

"I'm a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."  ~ Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, March 8, 2012

When Opportunity Knocks

"Luck is when opportunity knocks and you answer."  ~ Author Unknown

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Good Luck

"It's hard to detect good luck - it looks so much like something you've earned."  ~ Frank A. Clark

Monday, March 5, 2012

Kidding Themselves

"Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves."  ~ Larry King

Friday, March 2, 2012

Searching and Discovery

"You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition.  What you'll discover will be wonderful.  What you'll discover is yourself."  ~ Alan Alda

"Never mind searching for who you are.  Search for the person you aspire to be. " ~ Robert Brault

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Self- Realization

"Man can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as... from a lack of bread."  ~ Richard Wright, Native Son, 1940

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Becoming Yourself

"The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself."  ~ Anna Quindlen

Monday, February 27, 2012

Finding Yourself

"Like an old gold-panning prospector, you must resign yourself to digging up a lot of sand from which you will later patiently wash out a few minute particles of gold ore.." ~ Dorothy Bryant 

Friday, February 24, 2012

So Old

"None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm."  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Growing Up

"Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional."  ~ Chili Davis

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Beauty, Hope and Cheer

"In the central place of every heart there is a recording chamber.  So long as it receives a message of beauty, hope, cheer, and courage - so long are you young.  When the wires are all down and our heart is covered with the snow of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then, and only then, are you grown old."  ~ Douglas MacArthur

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Your Heart

"Everyone is the age of their heart."  ~ Guatemalan Proverb

Monday, February 20, 2012

Good Question

"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?"  ~ Satchel Paige

Friday, February 17, 2012


"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world."  ~ John Muir

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Fragile Planet

"This is a beautiful planet and not at all fragile.  Earth can withstand significant volcanic eruptions, tectonic cataclysms, and ice ages.  But this canny, intelligent, prolific, and extremely self-centered human creature had proven himself capable of more destruction of life than Mother Nature herself.... We've got to be stopped."  ~ Michael L. Fischer, Harper's, July 1990

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


"Let us a little permit Nature to take her own way; she better understands her own affairs than we."  ~ Michel de Montaigne, translated

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Part of the Whole

"A human being is part of the whole, called by us "Universe," a part limited in time and space.  He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.  This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.  Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."  ~ Albert Einstein, 1950

Monday, February 13, 2012

Good Planets

"Don't blow it - good planets are hard to find."  ~ Quoted in Time

Friday, February 10, 2012

Both Contribute

"Both optimists and pessimists contribute to our society.  The optimist invents the airplane and the pessimist the parachute."  ~ Gil Stern

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Foundation

"Optimism is the foundation of courage."  ~ Nicholas Murray Butler

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

In the Long Run

"In the long run, the pessimist may be proved right, but the optimist has a better time on the trip."  ~ Daniel L. Reardon

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Blood Type

"A pessimist's blood type is always B-negative." ~ Author Unknown

Monday, February 6, 2012

Pessimist, Philosopher and Optimist

"A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all - he's walking on them."  ~ Leonard Louis Levinson

Friday, February 3, 2012

An Art

"Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday."  ~ Don Marquis

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Forever or Not At All

"Don't fool yourself that important things can be put off till tomorrow; they can be put off forever, or not at all."  ~ Mignon McLaughlin

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


"The best way to get something done is to begin."  ~ Author Unknown

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

An Easy Job

"If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it."  ~ Olin Miller

Monday, January 30, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Qualification for Business

"Patience is a most necessary qualification for business; many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request."  ~ Lord Chesterfield

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Magical Effect

"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish."  ~ John Quincy Adams

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Admiration and Scorn

"Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead."  ~ Mac McCleary

Monday, January 23, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

One Kind Word

"One kind word can warm three winter months."  ~ Japanese Proverb

Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Time For Home

"Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire:  it is the time for home." ~ Edith Sitwell

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Warm House

"Winter is the season in which people try to keep the house as warm as it was in the summer, when they complained about the heat."  ~ Author Unknown

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


"The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination."  ~ Terri Guillemets

Friday, January 13, 2012


"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."  ~Henry Ford

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Long Range Goals

"You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures."  ~ Charles C. Noble

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Not a Concern of the Mind

"The important thing is to strive towards a goal which is not immediately visible.  That goal is not the concern of the mind, but of the spirit."  ~ Antoine de Saint-ExupĂ©ry

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A New Ending

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."  ~ Author Unknown

Monday, January 9, 2012

Goals and Thoughts

"Goals determine your thoughts. Thoughts determine your life." ~ Anonymous

Friday, January 6, 2012

One Resolution

"One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this:  To rise above the little things."  ~ John Burroughs

Thursday, January 5, 2012


"Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right."  ~ Oprah Winfrey

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

"Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. " ~ Hal Borland

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
~T.S. Eliot

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year's Eve

"New Year's eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights."  ~ Hamilton Wright Mabie