Madstork Quote Page:
"It does not require a majority to
prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush
fires in people's minds." - Samuel Adams
If you have built castles in the air, your
work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put
foundations under them. - Samuel Adams
It takes two to speak truth - One to speak,
and another to hear. - Samuel Adams
I have learned this at least by my
experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his
dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he
will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
"There are a thousand hacking at the
branches of evil to one who is striking at the root." - Henry
"When the people fear their
Government, there is tyranny. When the Government fears it's people,
there is liberty." - Thomas Paine
When you live in reaction, you give your
power away. Then you get to experience what you gave your power
to. - N. Smith
Security is mostly a superstition. It does
not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole
experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than
outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or
- Helen Keller
If you think you're too small to have an
impact try going to bed with a mosquito in the room. - Anita Koddick
You do not HAVE to be angry just because
you have the right to be angry. - Phillip C.
McCraw in Life Strategies
The most basic of all human needs is the
need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand
people is to listen to them. - Ralph Nichols
People are disturbed not by things but by
the view they take of them. They may forget what you said, but they
will never forget how you made them feel. - Carl W.
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the
rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that
honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. - Albert
I have learned from experience that the
greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions
and not on our circumstances. - Martha Washington
Forget injuries, never forget kindness. -
To be successful, you have to have your
heart in your business, and your business in your heart. - Thomas
Watson, Sr., Founder, IBM
It is not what we see and touch or that
which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we
think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for
ourselves. - Helen Keller
It is not how much you do, but how much
Love you put into the doing that matters. -
Peace is not the absence of war; it is a
virtue; a state of mind; a disposition for benevolence; confidence;
and justice - Baruch Spinoza
Out of clutter, find Simplicity. From
discord, find Harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its
sorrow; it empties today of its strength. -
Corrie Ten Boom
A benchmark of emotional management and
responsibility is the realization that our past can no longer be
blamed for our actions in the present. - Doc
Childre and Howard Martin, The HeartMath Solution
I am more and more convinced that our
happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the
events of life than on the nature of those events
themselves. - Karl
Wilhelm Von Humboldt
"It is the heart that makes a man
rich. He is rich according to what he is, not according to what he
- Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887, US
abolitionist & clergyman)
"It is not enough to be busy; so are
the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?" - Henry
"For every thousand men hacking at the
branches of injustice, only one is striking at the roots." -
Henry David Thoreau
As a man thinketh in his heart, so is
he. - Proverbs 23:7
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle
and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my
Always bear in mind that your own
resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make
friends of them?
America will never be destroyed from the
outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we
And in the end it's not the years in your
life that count. It's the life in your years.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not
be a master. This expresses my idea of democracy.
Avoid popularity if you would have peace.
Ballots are the rightful and peaceful
successors to bullets.
Better to remain silent and be thought a
fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
Books serve to show a man that those
original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.
Character is like a tree and reputation
like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the
Common looking people are the best in the
world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Die when I may, I want it said by those who
knew me best that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
Discourage litigation. Persuade your
neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer
has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be
Don't interfere with anything in the
Constitution. That must be maintained, for it is the only safeguard
of our liberties.
Every one desires to live long, but no one
would be old.
For those who like this sort of thing, this
is the sort of thing they like.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers
brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty,
and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I
will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
Government of the people, by the people,
for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
He bores me. He ought to have stuck to his
He can compress the most words into the
smallest ideas of any man I ever met.
He has a right to criticize, who has a
heart to help.
He who molds the public sentiment... makes
statutes and decisions possible or impossible to make.
Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and
choke as much as possible.
How many legs does a dog have if you call
the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
I am a firm believer in the people. If
given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national
crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be
true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light
that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand
with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.
I can make more generals, but horses cost
I care not much for a man's religion whose
dog and cat are not the better for it.
I desire so to conduct the affairs of this
administration that if at the end... I have lost every other friend
on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend
shall be down inside of me.
I destroy my enemies when I make them my
I do not think much of a man who is not
wiser today than he was yesterday.
I do the very best I know how - the very
best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I am
much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
I don't like that man. I must get to know
I have always found that mercy bears richer
fruits than strict justice.
I have been driven many times to my knees
by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go. My own
wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.
I never had a policy; I have just tried to
do my very best each and every day.
I remember my mother's prayers and they
have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
I will prepare and some day my chance will
I'm a slow walker, but I never walk back.
If a fellow wants to be a nobody in the
business world, let him neglect sending the mail man to somebody on
If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I'd
spend the first four sharpening the axe.
If I were to try to read, much less answer,
all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for
any other business.
If I were two-faced, would I be wearing
If there is anything that a man can do
well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
If this is coffee, please bring me some
tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
If we could first know where we are, and
whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and
how to do it.
If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has
a dog? Five? No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.
If you look for the bad in people expecting
to find it, you surely will.
Important principles may and must be
In the end, it's not the years in your life
that count. It's the life in your years.
It has been my experience that folks who
have no vices have very few virtues.
It is better to remain silent and be
thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
Knavery and flattery are blood relations.
Let not him who is houseless pull down the
house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for
himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from
violence when built.
Lets have faith that right makes might; and
in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we
Marriage is neither heaven nor hell, it is
Most folks are as happy as they make up
their minds to be.
My dream is of a place and a time where
America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.
My great concern is not whether you have
failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if
you want to test a man's character, give him power.
No man has a good enough memory to be a
No man is good enough to govern another man
without that other's consent.
No matter how much cats fight, there always
seem to be plenty of kittens.
Our defense is in the preservation of the
spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands,
everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of
despotism around your own doors.
Our safety, our liberty, depends upon
preserving the Constitution of the United States as our fathers made
it inviolate. The people of the United States are the rightful
masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the
Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
People are just as happy as they make up
their minds to be.
People who like this sort of thing will
find this the sort of thing they like.
Public opinion in this country is
Stand with anybody that stands right, stand
with him while he is right and part with him when he goes wrong.
Surely God would not have created such a
being as man, with an ability to grasp the infinite, to exist only
for a day! No, no, man was made for immortality.
Tact is the ability to describe others as
they see themselves.
The assertion that "all men are
created equal" was of no practical use in effecting our
separation from Great Britain and it was placed in the Declaration
not for that, but for future use.
The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
The best thing about the future is that it
comes one day at a time.
The best way to destroy an enemy is to make
him a friend.
The best way to get a bad law repealed is
to enforce it strictly.
The Bible is not my book and Christianity
is not my religion. I could never give assent to the long
complicated statements of Christian dogma.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate
to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty,
and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must
think anew and act anew.
The highest art is always the most
religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person.
The Lord prefers common-looking people.
That is the reason that He makes so many of them.
The philosophy of the school room in one
generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.
The probability that we may fail in the
struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we
believe to be just.
The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep
for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the
wolf denounces him for the same act as the destroyer of liberty.
Plainly, the sheep and the wolf are not agreed upon a definition of
The things I want to know are in books; my
best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
The time comes upon every public man when
it is best for him to keep his lips closed.
There is another old poet whose name I do
not now remember who said, "Truth is the daughter of
There is nothing true anywhere, The true is
nowhere to be seen; If you say you see the true, This seeing is not
the true one.
Things may come to those who wait, but only
the things left by those who hustle.
This country, with its institutions,
belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary
of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional
right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it
not for themselves.
Tis better to be silent and be thought a
fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.
To ease another's heartache is to forget
To sin by silence when they should protest
makes cowards of men.
Towering genius disdains a beaten path. It
seeks regions hitherto unexplored.
Upon the subject of education, not
presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only
say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a
people may be engaged in. That everyone may receive at least a
moderate education appears to be an objective of vital importance.
We live in the midst of alarms; anxiety
beclouds the future; we expect some new disaster with each newspaper
We the people are the rightful masters of
both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but
to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
What is conservativism? Is it not the
adherence to the old and tried against the new and untried?
What kills a skunk is the publicity it
Whatever you are, be a good one.
When I am getting ready to reason with a
man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I
am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to
When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad,
I feel bad. That's my religion.
Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery,
I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
With Malice toward none, with charity for
all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right,
let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the
With public sentiment, nothing can fail.
Without it, nothing can succeed.
You can fool all the people some of the
time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all
the people all the time.
You cannot escape the responsibility of
tomorrow by evading it today.
You cannot help men permanently by doing
for them what they could and should do for themselves.
You have to do your own growing no matter
how tall your grandfather was.
I gow weary of explanations explanatory of
There is no greater injustice than to wring
your profits from the sweat of another man's brow.
Those who would give up essential liberty
to purchases a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty or
safety. - State of Union, 1941
We know that enduring peace cannot be
bought at the cost of other people's freedom.
The truth is found when people are free to
Some Americans like to denigrate Franklin
Roosevelt for the same reason some Romans liked to denigrate Julius
Caesar: he was just too darn popular and too darn darn successful.
He was the republicans worst nightmare: he actually cared about the
Government of the corporation, by the
corporation, and for the corporation shall perish from this land.
The best defense ever devised is to make
The servants have taken over the manor and
are keeping secrets from their masters
The weasels are living in the hen house the
There are a few zeros between profit and
If we can turn our enemies into our
friends, haven't we conquered them.
The hierarchy of Republican diplomacy:
Bully, Badger, Bribe and Bomb.
Nothing good will come from trying to be
more like the other guy than the other guy.
Don't play yatzee in Nippon; Don't build
your dome in Rome; Never throw dice with poltergeists; Be careful of
people who are always nice: That's my friendly advice:
Donít throw out your garbage before the
groceries are home, Donít be fooled by things that are jeweled,
and shiny and silver or chrome. Donít be so kind as to make
yourself blind, Give yourself a break; listen to your mind: Then
anywhere you travel or roam youíll never be far from home. This
world is made of fire and ice: Thatís my friendly advice.
Telling lies is like eating peanuts: Once
you start, it's very difficult to stop.
America has become a place where the
punishments are cruel, but not unusual. How else could we lead the
free world in incarceration.
Any pool player can make a great shot; but
the game will go to the man who sees the next shot while he's making
The man who has planned to win, but is
prepared lose is most likely to succeed.
If you're not prepared to go the distance,
don't go at all.
Despite the news media's constant drone to
the contrary, there is not a rapist behind every tree, or a molester
lurking at every playground, or a mugger on every downtown street.
They learned a long time ago that the more they scare us, the more
The truth is: If it wasn't
out-of-the-ordinary, it wouldn't be in the news. Despite all the
hype, America is safer today than it ever was. The reason for that
is we have become more educated and more civilized. Let's keep it
The secret to creativity is knowing how to
hide your sources.
The only thing that interferes with my
learning is my education.
God does not care about our mathematical
difficulties. He integrates empirically.
The whole of science is nothing more than a
refinement of everyday thinking.
Technological progress is like an axe in
the hands of a pathological criminal.
Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only
be achieved by understanding.
The most incomprehensible thing about the
world is that it is comprehensible.
We can't solve problems by using the same
kind of thinking we used when we created them.
Education is what remains after one has
forgotten everything he learned in school.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has
never tried anything new.
The only thing that interferes with my
learning is my education.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x
plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth
I know not with what weapons World War III
will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and
Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is
the measles of mankind.
Nationalism, on my opinion, is nothing more
than an idealistic rationalization for militarism and aggression.
We learn geology the morning after the
What is the hardest thing in the world? To
Accept your genius and say what you think.
Make yourself necessary to somebody.
The only way to have a friend is to be one.
Insist on yourself; never imitate.
Music causes us to think eloquently.
It is not length of life, but depth of
The greatest homage to truth is to use it.
The only reward of virtue is virtue.
We become what we think about all day long.
A great part of courage is the courage of
having done the thing before.
Let us treat men and women well; treat them
as if they were real. Perhaps they are.
"I have learned through bitter
experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat
conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled
can be transmitted into a power that can move the
- Mahatma Gandhi
Don't hold to anger, hurt or pain. They
steal your energy and keep you from love. -
I will permit no man to narrow and degrade
my soul by making me hate him. - Booker T. Washington
Character isn't inherited. One builds it
daily by the way one thinks and acts, thought by thought, action by
action. If one lets fear or hate or anger take possession of the
mind, they become self-forged chains. - Helen Douglas
If we could read the secret history of our
enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering
enough to disarm any hostility. - Marcus Aurelius
How much more grievous are the consequences
of anger than the causes of it. - John Dryden
Beware of the fury of the patient
man. - Unknown
Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's
nest. - Cato
An angry man opens his mouth and shuts up
his eyes. - W. R. Alger
Men often make up in wrath what they want
in reason. - Golda Meir
You cannot shake hands with a clenched
fist. - St. Francis De Sales
There was never an angry man that thought
his anger unjust. - Chinese Proverb
If you are patient in one moment of anger,
you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. -
Men in rage strike those that wish them
best. - Elizabeth Kenny
He who angers you conquers
you. - Greek
Those who the Gods would destroy
First they would make
angry - Haliburton
When a man is wrong and won't admit it, he
always gets angry. - Aristotle (384-322 BC)
Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But
to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right
time, for the right purpose and in the right way - that is not
easy. - Proverbs 14:17a
He that is soon angry dealeth
foolishly... - Daniel Webster
Keep cool; anger is not an
argument. - Benjamin Franklin
Whatever is begun in anger ends in
shame. - Seneca
He is a fool who cannot be angry; but he is
a wise man who will not. - Aristotle
Nothing exceeds like excess. - Scarface
A bad plan that is well executed will yield
much better results than a good plan that is poorly
executed. - Otto von Bismark
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice
everywhere. - Martin Luther King
Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be
good for something. - Isaac Asimov
Never let your sense of morals get in the
way of doing what's right. - John Burroughs
Nature teaches more than she preaches.
There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a
stone than a moral. - Marcus Aurelius
If it is not right do not do it; if it is
not true do not say it. - Mark Twain, 16, 1901
Always do right: this will gratify some and
astonish the rest. - Abraham Lincoln
When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad,
I feel bad. Thatís my religion. - Origen
The power of choosing good and evil is
within the reach of all. - Plato
Good people do not need laws to tell them
to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the
He who is too busy doing good finds no time
to be good. - Thomas Paine
A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong
gives it a superficial appearance of being right.
- W. H. Auden
We are here on earth to do good for others.
What the others are here for, I don't know. -
To do evil that good may come of it is for
bunglers in politics as well as morals.
Fear is only as deep as the mind allows
There is not a truth existing which I fear
or would wish unknown to the whole world.
Never let the fear of striking out get in
He who fears being conquered is sure of
Robin Williams, One Hour Photo:
The things which we fear the most in life
have already happend to us.
One hates what one fears.
Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only
to be understood.
Fear is that little darkroom where
negatives are developed.
You don't face your fears, you stand up to
Courage is not the absence of fear, but
rather the judgement that something else is more important than
Franklin D. Roosevelt, First inaugural
The only thing we have to fear is fear
No one loves the man whom he fears.
Ralph Waldo Emerson:
It was a high counsel that I once heard
given to a young person, "Always do what you are afraid to
Fear breeds fear.
Often fear of one evil leads us into a
It is easy to be brave from a safe
He who fears being conquered is sure of
Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more;
whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more;
and all good things are yours.
FEAR is just a four letter word
We fear things in proportion to our
ignorance of them.
If you judge people, you have no time to
A hasty judgment is a first step to
Rita Mae Brown:
Good judgment comes from experience, and
often experience comes from bad judgment.
Rev. Jesse Jackson:
Never look down on anybody, unless you are
going to help them up.
Remember, people will judge you by your
actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold - but so
does a hard-boiled egg.
Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch:
If someone is too tired to give you a
smile, leave one of your own, because no one needs a smile as much
as those who have none to give.
The everyday kindness of the back roads
more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines. .
Kindness can become its own motive. We are
made kind by being kind.
If you were arrested for kindness, would
there be enough evidence to convict you?
Through this toilsome world, alas!
Once and only once I pass;
If a kindness I may show,
If a good deed I may do
To a suffering fellow man,
Let me do it while I can.
No delay, for it is plain
I shall not pass this way again.
B. C. Forbes:
I've never known any human being, high or
humble, who ever regretted, when nearing life's end, having done
kindly deeds. But I have known more than one millionaire who became
haunted by the realization that they had led selfish lives.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak,
but their echoes are truly
An army of a thousand is easy to find, but,
ah, how difficult to find a general.
Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal
and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you
can become a leader among men.
Donald H. McGannon:
Leadership is action, not position.
Leadership is getting people to work for
you when they are not obligated.
A real leader faces the music, even when he
doesn't like the tune.
Mary D. Poole:
Leadership should be more participative
than directive, more enabling than performing.
Leadership should be born out of the
understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.
James L. Fisher:
The main characteristics of effective
leadership are intelligence, integrity or loyalty, mystique, humor,
discipline, courage, self sufficieny and confidence.
Harold J. Seymour
Leaders are the ones who keep faith with
the past, keep step with the present, and keep the promise to
Peter Ferdinand Drucker:
Effective leadership is not about making
speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not
Harold J. Seymour:
When the leadership is right and the time
is right, the people can always be counted upon to follow-to the end
and at all costs.
A true leader always keeps an element of
surprise up his sleeve, which others cannot grasp but which keeps
his public excited and breathless.
A good leader inspires others with
confidence in him; a great leader inspires them with confidence in
Franklin D. Roosevelt:
A good leader can't get too far ahead of
Forethought and prudence are the proper
qualities of a leader.
Leadership is getting someone to do what
they don't want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.
Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a
condition of the heart, than a set of things to do. The visible
signs of artful leadership are expressed, ultimately, in its
Good leaders make people feel that they're
at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels
that he or she makes a difference to the success of the
organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives
their work meaning.
John F. Kennedy:
Leadership and learning are indispensable
to each other.
No organization is stronger than the
quality of its leadership, or ever extends its constituency far
beyond the degree to which its leadership is representative.
James L. Fisher:
Leadership is the special quality which
enables people to stand up and pull the rest of us over the horizon.
Dwight D. Eisenhower:
Leadership: the art of getting someone else
to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Manual on military leadership:
Good leaders develop through a never-ending
process of self-study, education, training, and experience.
He who cannot agree with his enemies is
controlled by them.
Donald H. McGannon:
Leadership is action, not position.
There are many elements to a
campaign.Leadership is number one. Everything else is number two.
Anthony T. Dadovano:
A good leader is not the person who does
things right, but the person who finds the right things to do.
I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep
led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.
The final test of a leader is that he
leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry
Great necessities call forth great leaders.
Charles S. Lauer:
Leaders don't force people to follow-they
invite them on a journey.
Harold S. Hulbert:
Children need love especially when they
don't deserve it.
I start with the premise that the function
of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Leadership has a harder job to do than just
choose sides. It must bring sides together.
I have to get the most energy out of a man
and have discovered that it cannot be done if he hates another man.
Hate blocks his energy and he isn't up to par until he eliminates it
and develops a friendly feeling...(towards all his teammates.)
The first step to leadership is servanthood.
Max DePree: (The Art of Leadership)
The first responsibility of a leader is to
Without inner peace, it is impossible to
have world peace It is essential to know that to be a happy person,
a happy family, a happy society, it is very crucial to have a good
heart, that is very crucial. World peace must develop from inner
peace. Peace is not just the absence of violence but the
manifestation of human compassion
John F. Kennedy:
Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly
process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers,
quietly building new structures.
Peace is not something you wish for; it's
something you make, something you do, something you are, something
you give away.
Mankind must remember that peace is not
God's gift to his creatures, peace is our gift to each other.
In peace, sons bury their fathers; in war,
fathers bury their sons.
There never was a good war, or a bad peace.
Peace is not a relationship of nations. It
is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is
not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting
peace can come only to peaceful people.
Ralph Waldo Emerson:
Peace cannot be achieved through violence,
it can only be attained through understanding.
If we have no peace, it is because we have
forgotten that we belong to each other.
All we are saying is give peace a chance.
John Foster Dulles:
The world will never have lasting peace so
long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no
less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous
and dynamic faith.
Bloom where you planted.
A good rest is half the work.
The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but
the mouth of the wise man is in his heart.
All that is gold does not glitter; not all
those that wander are lost.
After all this is over, all that will
really have mattered is how we treated each other.
It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you
out, it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
Thanks to Dana Bidne:
Pace yourself...an elephant can be
swallowed, one bite at a time.
Don't be afraid to take one large step
because you can't cross a chasm in two small leaps.
One generation plants trees, and the next
enjoys the shade.
If the world seems cold to you, kindle
fires to warm it.
Carl W. Buechner:
They may forget what you said, but they
will never forget how you made them feel. A man is too apt to forget
that in this world he cannot have everything. A choice is all that
is left to him. Better bend than break. Never swap horses while
crossing a stream. Why not upset the apple cart? If you don't, the
apples will rot anyway.
There is never time to do it right, but
there is always time to do it over.
Facts do not cease to exist because they
Fail to plan, plan to fail.