And it shall continue to become a part of your existence."
--- Lori Hard --- Nevada
" Life is a cup o be filled, not drained."
--- Anonymous --- Sent in by Sue --- Australia
" Love has it's reasons, which reason know nothing of."
--- Anonymous --- Sent in by Emily Abram --- UK
" We are all travelers in the wilderness of the world,
And the best that we can find in our travels
Is an honest friend."
--- Robert Louis Stevenson --- Sent in by Brian Jett --- Kentucky
" I would sooner live in a cottage and wonder at everything
Than live in a castle and wonder at nothing!"
--- Joan Winmill Brown --- Sent in by Teresa Meyer --- Western Australia
" You have to count on living every single day
In a way you believe will make you feel good about your life.
So that if it were over tomorrow,
You'd be content with the way you lived today!"
--- Jane Seymour --- Sent in by Tiffany Castleberry --- Texas
" LOVE, it just hits you by thinking about it and it overcomes everything!!"
--- Jerome J.
" Look at these worlds spinning out of nothingness.
That is within your power."
--- Rumi --- Sent in by Kim, Age 19 --- Ohio
" I hear, and I forget.
I see, and I remember.
I do, and I understand."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Pat Sartin --- Louisiana
" All your life you are told the things you cannot do.
All your life they will say you're not good enough
Or strong enough or talented enough.
They'll say you're the wrong height or the wrong weight
Or the wrong type to play this or be this or achieve this.
THEY WILL TELL YOU NO, a thousand times no
Until all the no's become meaningless.
All your life they will tell you no, quite firmly and very quickly.
They will tell you no
AND YOU WILL TELL THEM YES."
--- Nike Ad --- Sent in by Jenn, Age 19 --- Pennsylvania
" Obstacles are put in our way to see if we really want something
Or we just thought we did."
--- Author Unknown ---Submitted by Krista Loughran --- Missouri
" I would rather be ashes than dust.
I would rather my spark burn out in a brilliant blaze
Than it be stifled in dry rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor,
Every atom of me in magnificent glow,
Than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The proper function of man is to live, not just exist.
I shall use my time."
--- Jack London --- Sent in by Angela Cynn --- New Jersey
" I know that I'll always want more, better, faster.
I'll never be happy with where I'm at or what I've got.
I doubt that I'll ever be satisfied.
But I'm trying very hard to remember, too,
That I've already got more than most, and that I've already got enough.
For that I am striving to be ever thankful."
--- Copyright © Chad King --- Texas
" How many people stop because so few people say GO!"
--- Charles R. Swindoll --- Submitted by Maegen Mac --- Michigan
" Genius... means little more
Than the faculty of perceiving in an un-habitual way."
--- William James --- Sent in by Jeremy Walker ---Michigan
" When love enters a room
She is dressed in comfortable garments
Her garments shine with understanding
Her heart reaches out to anyone in need
Love is wrap in commitment
Love will always be your friend
Mercy is in her hands
Truth is on her lips
A word of kindness on her tongue
Love will not be out done
The story of love may be told like this
In the mist of betrayal, despair, heartache,
Failure and success love was there
Moreover love will conquer all
Remember love will not leave you in despair
In times when you are not treated fair love will be there
Love is dress for success and will pass each test
Hardship will come your way
Dress yourself in love today"
--- Copyright © Samuel X. Cunningham --- Virginia
" Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow!"
--- Norman Vincent Peale --- Sent in Brian G. Jett --- Kentucky
" Positive things happen to positive people!"
--- Paul Slythe --- Sent in by Martin Brown --- England
" Courage is fear that has said it's prayers."
--- Anonymous --- Sent in by Melissa Stroupe --- Virginia
" Every morning in Africa, a gazelle awakens.
He has only one thought on his mind:
To be able to run faster than the fastest lion.
If he cannot, then he will be eaten.
Every morning in Africa a lion awakens.
He has only one thought on his mind:
To be able to run faster than the slowest gazelle.
If he cannot, he will die of hunger.
Whether you choose to be a gazelle or a lion is of no consequence.
It is enough to know that with the rising of the sun, you must run.
And you must run faster than you did yesterday or you will die.
This is the race of life."
--- African Proverb --- Sent in by Debra Poland --- Georgia
--- Correction of quote provided by Jennifer Gokmen --- Turkey --- 10/20/00
" Fear of the Unknown is the worst of all the fears;
It kills the creative powers that come from Curiosity."
--- Dr. Nirvikar Dahiya --- India
" The greatest thing in the world
Is to know how to be one's own self."
--- Montaigne --- Sent in by Jeremy Walker ---Michigan
" For those who fight for it,
Life has a special flavor that the protected will never know."
--- Unknown --- Sent in by Eric Dahlquist --- Virginia
" Leap and the net will appear."
--- Julia Cameron --- Sent in by Gareth Hagger-Johnson --- United Kingdom
" Surrender yourself to the moment
And confront the Unknown.
Let the heartbeat that once held you back,
Now draw you near."
--- Amy Grant Barlow --- Georgia
" When you have completed 95% of your journey, you are halfway there."
--- Japanese Proverb --- Sent in by Amy Santini --- Kentucky
" The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses,
It is won behind the scenes, in the gym, and out there on the road,
Long before I dance under those lights."
--- Muhammad Ali --- Sent in by Dan --- Nevada
" I dwell in possibility."
--- Emily Dickinson --- Sent in by Stela Plaku --- New York
" It's all about the game, the chase,
The more unattainable... the better.
That's the fun after all,
Getting so close you can almost touch it, almost there -
Ahhh... what better feeling is there in the world
Than the anticipation of almost getting what you want,
That total rush right BEFORE you actually get it -
It's the foreplay of life -
It's not about making the basket,
Or hitting the home run.
It's the adrenaline charged hang time,
When you don't know which way it's gonna go.
That's what makes it all worthwhile."
--- Stacey Charter
" If you're gonna win, win graceful
If you're gonna love, love faithful
If you're gonna learn, learn by teaching
If you're gonna fall, fall reaching."
--- Robert Ellis Orall --- Sent in by Tricia Ramfos --- Pennsylvania
" Sometimes when things didn't turn out as what was planned,
Don't blame yourself,
Don't blame others,
Or even worst, don't blame God,
Think of them as guidelines to create a better man out of yourself!"
--- ApplePie --- Malaysia
" We recite our past days and the mistakes we've made
That everyone else has forgotten."
--- Jae Kwon --- Georgia
" My goal in life is to be the kind of person my dog thinks I am."
--- Jerry Lupien --- Vermont
" Most of the things worth doing in the world
Have been declared impossible before they were attempted."
--- Earl Nightingale --- Sent in by Sean Swisshelm
" There are no such things as strangers,
Only friends that we have not yet met."
--- Unknown --- Sent in by Becky Volpe --- California
" Courage is suppressed fear."
--- Wayne Hebb --- Canada
" Flexible people don't get bent out of shape."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Kirk Scherz --- Washington
" No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave."
--- Calvin Coolidge --- Sent in by Angelica Leigh ---Missouri
" The greatest way to live with honor in this world
Is to be what we pretend to be."
--- Plato --- Submitted by Maegen Mac --- Michigan
" The joy of life is living it and doing things of worth,
In making bright and fruitful all the barren spots of earth.
In facing odds and mastering them and rising from defeat,
And making true what once was false, and what was bitter, sweet.
For only he knows perfectly joy whose little bit of soil
Is richer ground than what it was when he began to toil."
--- Anonymous --- Sent in by Iyanla Vanzant --- Maryland
" In each of us are places where we have never gone.
Only by pressing the limits do you ever find them."
--- Dr. Joyce Brothers --- Sent in by Jeremy Walker ---Michigan
" Rivers know this: There is no hurry, we shall get there some day."
--- Winnie the Pooh --- Sent in by Nina Forsyth --- Washington
" Security is not synonymous with happiness.
The swallow cannot build a nest without taking the chance of flight."
--- Lori Hard --- California
" Good Better Best
Never let them Rest
Until the Good is Better
And the Better is the Best"
--- Sent in by Tim Roy --- Ontario, Canada
" Love is a wonderful thing.
You never have to take it away from one person, to give it to another.
There's always more than enough to go around."
--- Pamela J. deRoy --- Sent in by Toni Palmer --- England
" Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes."
--- Ben Franklin --- Sent in by Sean Swisshelm
" To stay balanced through adversity, resiliency is required.
But to stay balanced through prosperity-ah, that demands integrity."
--- Charles R. Swindoll --- Sent in By Chen Fawn Meng --- Malaysia
" The best thing about the future is that
It only comes one day at a time. "
--- Abraham Lincoln --- Sent in by Sue --- Australia
" We are like grains of sand. The grain of sand sees itself as vast and all encompassing for it's understanding is limited. As the grain of sand is one with the shore, and that shore is one with the earth, so we are one with the universe. Forever connected, forever one. If you find yourself worrying about something, ponder this and you may find that it is inconsequential in reality."
--- Lori Hard --- California
" Those who say it can't be done
Are being passed by those doing it."
--- Unknown --- Sent in by Bob Cross --- Florida
" The woman who follows the crowd
Will usually go no farther than the crowd.
The woman who walks alone
Is likely to find herself in places
No one has ever been before."
--- Albert Einstein --- Submitted by Maegen Mac --- Michigan
" It's not your circumstances that shape you,
It's how you react to your circumstances."
--- Anne Ortlund --- Sent in by Angelica Leigh --- Missouri
Yes and No
" Yes and No are the easiest words in the English language
Yet sometimes, they are the hardest ones to say."
--- Claire Woodbridge
" Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
Is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
--- Theodore Roosevelt --- Sent in by Dr. L.J. Turchi --- California
" A big shot is nothing more than a little shot that keeps on shooting."
--- Unknown --- Sent in by Dalton Marshall --- Alberta, Canada
" We have much to do together.
Let us do it in wisdom and love and joy.
Let us make this the human experience."
--- Gary Zukav --- Contributed by Chad Hinkle --- Illinois
" I have learned that success is to be measured
Not so much by the position that one has reached in life,
But by the obstacles which they have overcome while trying to succeed."
--- Booker T. Washington --- Sent in by Pam Wolfskill --- New York
" We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world."
--- The Buddha --- Sent in by Linda --- California
" Because chasing the rainbow is far more rewarding
Than finding the pot of gold."
--- Erin Wright --- Pennsylvania
" Sometimes the simplest gesture
Seems like the biggest showing of kindness possible."
--- Erica Lynn Dager --- New Jersey
" Learn from the mistakes of others.
You can't live long enough to make them all yourself."
--- Martin Vanbee --- Sent in by Kristy Smith --- Arizona
--- Author's name provided by U. Chopra --- Wahington --- 9-10-01
" Scatter seeds of kindness everywhere you go,
Scatter bits of courtesy, watch them grow and grow,
Gather buds of friendship; keep them til full-blown,
You will find more happiness, than you have ever known!"
--- Amy Raabe --- Sent in by Teresa Meyer --- Perth, Western Australia
" Do not believe in anything
Simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in traditions
Because they have been handed down for many generations.
Do not believe in anything
Because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Do not believe in anything
Simply because it is found written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything
Merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
But after observation and analysis,
When you find that anything agrees with reason,
And is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all,
Then accept it and live up to it."
--- Buddha --- Sent in by HMT--- Oklahoma
" He who laughs, lasts."
--- Mary Poole --- Sent in by Chocosmiley --- New Jersey
" So often I hear your thoughts in the things I say
And notice your influence in the things I do.
I think of you especially when I'm doing something we'd both enjoy
And wish that we could share it.
It's at times like these that I realize the value of our relationship
And truly appreciate all you've done for me."
--- Mary Dawson Hughes --- Sent in by Fran Sawyer --- Florida
" What is defeat, other than the God given opportunity to do it again,
The right way!"
--- Larry Bennett
" My only limitation is indeed, my imagination!"
" Dreams are necessary to life."
--- Anais Nin --- Sent in by Michelle Black --- Arizona
" You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You're on your own and you know what you know.
And you will be the guy who'll decide where you'll go.
Oh - the places you'll go."
--- Dr. Seuss --- Sent in by Heather, Age 19 --- Indiana
" It's a brand new year.
Nothing special really,
Except that it's so symbolic of renewed opportunity,
Almost a fresh start.
Be BOLD in it.
Grab hold of this chance, and determine to achieve your dreams.
What better time than now?"
--- Chad King --- Texas
" In order to be old and wise,
You have to be young and naive first."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Lindsey Brooks --- Mississippi
A TRUE FRIEND IS ...
" Forgiving of you
Reaches out to you, whenever you need them
Is the most precious gift of all
Encourages you to strive harder
Never lies or cheats you out
Doesn't back off when it comes to you."
--- Amy Homsher --- Pennsylvania
" To be, just be you."
--- Eric Doms --- South Africa
" The Grand essentials of happiness are:
Something to do,
Someone to love,
And something to hope for."
--- Allan K. Chalmers --- Sent by Sally Wahl-Bartlett --- New Brunswick, Canada
--- Author's name and quote correction provided by Linda Jackman
" Don't wish me happiness
I don't expect to be happy all the time...
It's gotten beyond that somehow.
Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor.
I will need them all."
--- Anne Morrow Lindbergh --- Submitted by Maegen Mac --- Michigan
" You are an unrepeatable miracle of God."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Katie --- Kentucky
" That man is a success who has lived well,
Laughed often and loved much;
Who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of children;
Who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
Who leaves the world better than he found it,
Whether by a perfect poem or a rescued soul;
Who never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it;
Who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had."
--- Robert Louis Stevenson
--- Sent in by Dr. L.J. Turchi --- California
" Always listen to yourself.
It is better to be wrong than
simply to follow convention.
If you are wrong, no matter,
you have learned something
and you will grow stronger.
If you are right, you have
taken another step towards
a fulfilling life."
--- Author Unknown
--- Sent in by Caren van Wyk --- Cape Town, South Africa