Quotes To Ponder

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. art is knowing which ones to keep.  -Scott Adams

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot. -Clarence Thomas

Dreams that do come true can be as unsettling as those that don't. -Brett Butler

Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love. -Jane Austen

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public-relations -Daniel J. Boorstin

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered. -Nelson Mandela

Statesmen rise and fall on the smallest of the action. - Mark Helprin in The Wall Street Journal

It is better to ask some of the questions than to know all the answers. - James Thurber

Values are not trendy items that are casually traded in. - Ellen Goodman

There is no shortage of good days. It is good lives that are hard to come by. - Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

Hard work spotlights the character of people:some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all. -Sam Ewing

When you can't have what you want, it's time to start wanting what you have. - Kathleen A. Sutton

There is no greater burden than great potential. -Charles M. Schulz

Do not follow where the path may lead.  Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. -Unknown

All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience. -Henry Miller

Experience is the greatest teacher of an individual.

It is better to keep asking questions than to know all the answers.

Everyone has talent.  What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
-Erica Jong

The only cure for grief is action. -George Henry Lewes

Believe one who has tried it.  -Virgil

Swift gratitude is the sweetest  -Greek proveerb

Wit is educated insolence  -Aristotle

No one beneath you can offend you. No one n your equal would. -Jan L. Wells

The poor think they will be happy when they become rich. The rich think they will be happy when they are rid of their ulcers. -Anthony de Mello

One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness. -Josh Billings

Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love. -David McCullough

Be a fountain, not a drain. -Rex Hudler

Never miss a chance to keep your mouth shut. -Robert Newton Peck, A Day No Pigs Would Die

Our ego is our silent partner-too often with a controlling interest. -Cullen Hightower

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. -Plato

Some people pay a compliment as if they expected a receipt. -Kin Hubbard

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. - Charles Kingsley

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. -David Viscott, M.D.

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway. -Henry Boye, National Enquirer

We all basically go back to being children when we're in a dentist's chair. -Arthur Benjamin, D.D.S.

Potentiality is like a seed. It takes years to see if it's a tree that bears a lot of fruits.  -Reinier Dalina

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into. -Henry Ward Beecher

Life is not a laughing matter-but can you imagine having to live without laughing? -Leonid Sukhorukov

The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook. -William James

"Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness." 
- modified from : Edward Stanley (1826-1893) from The Conduct of Life

 “There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.”  Edward de Bono

It only takes an instant for man to discover his purpose, and years in becoming that purpose. –Jael Dungca.

Forever isn’t just a word, but a place. A place where two people journey to. So when love sends you there, don’t just say “forever.” Be there.

I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul. -William Ernest Henley(1849-1903) from Invictus

Man falls from the pursuit of the ideal of plan living and high thinking the moment he wants to multiply his daily wants. Man's happiness really lies in contentment. –Mohandas Gandhi

Action is the antidote to despair.  ~Joan Baez

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.  ~James Baldwin

We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once.  ~Calvin Coolidge

I believe half the unhappiness in life comes from people being afraid to go straight at things.  ~William J. Lock

Thinking and believing is something that man should be proud of. ~Jael Dungca