"THOUGHTS OF THE DAY"
JANUARY 2002 - MARCH 2002

March 27, 2002
" In a lifetime, we may be known by a whole string of names, but the only one which will live on deep in our hearts and be manifested through our actions, is that we have chosen to be."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Eugene Tay --- Singapore
March 27, 2002
" The best part of beauty is that which a picture cannot express."
--- Francis Bacon --- Submitted by Brandon Tull --- Florida
March 25, 2002
" Love is one of life's greatest ironies;
It opens your eyes but at the same time blinds you."
--- Copyright © 2001 Christopher Wetmore
March 25, 2002
" Treat others, as you would want to be treated yourself."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by John Sneddon --- Airdrie/Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
March 22, 2002
" Life has taught me how to think, but thinking hasn't taught me how to live."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Shanna Dockweiler --- Maryland
March 22, 2002
" Those who have no discipline, die without honor."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by E.A. --- Illinois
March 20, 2002
" There's nothing harder than being given your chance."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Gary Kokesh --- New Jersey
(Heard in the newest movie remake of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations w/ Ethan Hawke.)
March 18, 2002
" Different cannot be defined. Remember that we are equally different from anyone who appears different to us."
--- Copyright © 2002 Tyler Andrew Charles
March 18, 2002
" The candle of non-violence should be able to burn within the cyclone of violence.
We should practice non-violence even when surrounded by violence."
--- Mahatma Gandhi --- Submitted by Keshan Lochan --- Florida
March 15, 2002
" Bigger actions of the man tell us what he wants to be.
His smaller actions tell us what he actually is."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ashish Babtiwale --- Maharashtra, India
March 15, 2002
" Love is just a matter of give and take."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kim Rivera --- Samar, Philippines
March 13, 2002
" Silence is subtle. It generally dawns in life without fanfare;
Yet, it is the most intimate aspect of life."
--- Christopher Pike --- Submitted by Desiree S. --- Ohio
March 13, 2002
" The mouth feeds the soul with the words it speaks."
--- Copyright © 2002 Brian Roscher
March 11, 2002
" The greatest failure is the failure to try."
--- Jimmy Carter --- Submitted by Hong Han --- California
March 11, 2002
" Face reality as it is today- not as it was yesterday!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Vijay Kuruvilla --- Delhi, India
March 8, 2002
" The beauty of writing is so easily overlooked. In this day of overexposure to written media, we are unconsciously pressed to absorb the gist. But it is in the details, the individual words, one elegantly sequenced after another, that stirs our thoughts and emotions, and sires the miraculous epiphany of realization."
--- Copyright &copy 2002 Randy Pitts
March 8, 2002
" I'll "see" it when I "believe" it!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Raymond Spada --- Michigan
March 6, 2002
" Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive."
--- Anais Nin --- Submitted by Cecilia Hiponia --- Maryland
March 6, 2002
" Some day, after we have mastered the winds and the waves, the tides and gravity, we will harness the energies of love. And, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Missy B. --- Ohio
March 4, 2002
" The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind."
--- William James --- Submitted by Jessica B. --- California
March 4, 2002
" Think about tomorrow when tomorrow becomes today."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by KP T --- Ohio
March 1, 2002
" Life is not a dress rehearsal, so don't live it like it's one."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Eric Wasson --- Michigan
March 1, 2002
" One reason people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they seem to sense once hate is gone they will be forced to deal with pain."
--- James Baldwin --- Submitted by Carly L. --- Virginia
February 27, 2002
" Time is not a threat or obstacle for those whose vision goes beyond their own lives."
--- Bojidar Marinov --- Submitted by Katie S. --- Virginia
February 27, 2002
" The human mind is very powerful but most of us are only operating on low wattage."
--- Copyright © 2002 Sharon Lynskey
February 25, 2002
" War, terror, hatred and greed are all necessary evils. They indicate how little we've progressed since the dawn of time and how far we still have to go."
--- Copyright © 2002 Greg Olson
February 25, 2002
" When we love, we not only love that which is, but that which could be."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Melanie L. --- Ontario, Canada
February 22, 2002
" Live like an olive tree; keep giving fruits until you die."
--- Copyright © 2002 Celal Kucuk
February 22, 2002
" I woke up this morning, got out of bed, walked to the bathroom and I thought: it's already a great day. The outside is my cover. What lies beyond your eyes is the truth."
--- Written in 2002 by J.E. --- Pennsylvania
February 20, 2002
" I strongly believe that life is a journey and that a journey never ends until you reach what you want or wanted to become."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Adam Jonell --- Minnesota
February 20, 2002
" For a man to die a noble death, he must live for it."
--- Copyright © 2002 Kasali Ibikunle
February 18, 2002
" I asked, "Why doesn't somebody do something?"
Then I realized; I am somebody."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by W Meadows, Jr. --- Kentucky
February 18, 2002
" The most powerful and wondrous sensation, so exhilarating, yet tranquil, begins with a smile."
--- Copyright © 2002 J.L. Foster
February 15, 2002
" All pain in life is temporary discomfort."
--- Prof. Kabisama, My cousin Jun Lao --- Submitted by Cliff Cabral --- California

February 15, 2002
" The limits of your imagination are endless."
--- Carl Sagan --- Submitted by Dave V. --- Illinois
February 13, 2002
" Input determines outlook, outlook determines output, output determines outcome."
--- Zig Ziglar --- Submitted by Chen Fawn Meng --- Malaysia
February 13, 2002
" An inconvenience rightly viewed becomes an experience and an experience wrongly viewed becomes an inconvenience."
--- Jesse Owens --- Submitted by Latha Jayashree --- Tamil Nadu, India
February 11, 2002
" You will never know unless you try.
You will never try unless you have faith in your abilities.
Interestingly enough, you will not have too much faith in your abilities if you never try!"
--- Written in 2002 by Xingyuan Wang
February 11, 2002
" Team work makes the African dream work!"
--- Penny Jones --- Submitted by K. Annandale --- Western Cape, South Africa
February 8, 2002
" True ambition has no idols."
--- Written in 2000 by A.B. --- Rhode Island
February 8, 2002
" Animals and people are the same; they just have different accents."
--- Copyright © 1996 Frank Rodgers
February 6, 2002
" That as we grow in thought,
The tears that have cripple us,
Will be mastered."
--- Copyright © 2002 Damon Daniel Butler
February 6, 2002
Life is like a tunnel
It will twist and turn and bend
You will never find true meaning
Until you reach the end
--- Copyright © 1993 Sarah Wenden
February 4, 2002
" Peace if possible, but TRUTH at any rate."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sandeep Sakhuja --- Karnataka, India
February 4, 2002
" My neighbor's lawn was greener than mine, and I always envied him...
Until I found out he was blind."
--- Copyright © 2000 Gary Oppenheim
February 1, 2002
" Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
--- Martin Luther King Jr. --- Submitted by Liz M. --- Pennsylvania
February 1, 2002
" I've learned that: goodbyes will always hurt, pictures never replace being there, memories forget the hard times, words can never replace feelings and heroes often go unsung."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kelly S. --- Michigan
January 30, 2002
" Making a decision is easy.
Living with the decision may be considerably harder."
--- Written in 2001 by Mike K. --- New York
January 30, 2002
" The man that aims at nothing will hit it every time."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Derrick Walker
January 28, 2002
" The life of a moral man is plain and yet not unattractive, It is simple, and yet full of grace, It is easy and yet methodical. He knows that accomplishment of great things consists in doing little things well. He knows that great effects are produced by small causes. He knows the evidence and reality of what cannot be perceived by senses; thus he is enabled to enter in to the world of ideas and morals."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Shailendra Vasale --- Maharashtra, India
January 28, 2002
" Do not hold onto your yesterdays, for the tomorrows that you are searching for will never come."
--- Copyright © 2002 Sarah Wion
January 25, 2002
" The only difference between the insane and the ingenious is the amount of success."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mark Daniels --- Alabama
January 25, 2002
" When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."
--- Hunter S. Thompson --- Submitted by R.W. --- Connecticut
January 23, 2002
" There are some things that can beat smartness and foresight; awkwardness and stupidity can. The best swordsman in the world doesn't need to fear the second best swordsman in the world; no. The person for him to be afraid of is some ignorant antagonist who has never had a sword in his hand before; he doesn't do the thing he ought to do, and so the expert isn't prepared for him."
--- Mark Twain (A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court)
--- Submitted by Gregory Earl --- South Carolina
January 23, 2002
" I make a point to make one "good" call a day. It takes about 3 to 4 minutes and the positive energy result is amazing. Last week, I called and the boy's mother answered. I told her what a wonderful sense of humor her son had. The phone was silent; I thought she hung up. I heard her sobs... she replied, "I thought I was the only person on earth who recognized him." Make your good call---every day!"
--- Mary Beth Schwartz
January 21, 2002
On the "T" With Me

I take the train,
The ride's the same,
Going in or outbound
Lots of people, all around,
Traveling underground.

Red line, blue, yellow or green,
Choose any one of these
Do not lean against the doors;
No smoking please!

Wheels screech,
Doors open wide;
People scramble to get off
Others push to get inside.

I often wonder where they are going,
Side by side we sit
They get off at the next stop
Without my ever knowing.

Though they can't tell,
I wish them well,
Where ever they are going!
--- Copyright © 2000 Linda Mannke
January 21, 2002
" He that doesn't know and knows that he doesn't know,
Knows more than he who doesn't know and doesn't know that he doesn't know."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.T. Mc Loughlin --- Galway, United Kingdom
January 18, 2002
" To determine if you have a good relationship (business or personal), answer this simple question: Do I find it easier to achieve my goals as a result of these interactions?"
--- Copyright © 2001 Brian Roscher
January 18, 2002
" The more you add to the truth, the more you actually subtract from it!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Randy M.--- New Mexico
January 16, 2002
" In pertaining to letting go of:
"Should of", "Could of", "Would of", Thoughts/Regrets...
Yesterday ended last night."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by G. Luckie --- Washington
January 16, 2002
" Losing is more important than gaining,
For without losing, you cannot truly appreciate what is gained."
--- Copyright © 2001 Jarlis McGibbons
January 14, 2002
" I've learned that when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere. Remember, every minute spent angry is sixty seconds of happiness wasted!!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Michelle Fitzpatrick --- Georgetown, Guyana
January 14, 2002
" Promiscuity; it will take you further than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay and cost you more than you want to pay."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kayleigh Opare --- Accra, Ghana
January 11, 2002
" Firemen look in the face of fear; they conquer and prevail."
--- Copyright © 2002 Ted Weitoish (Firefighter EMT)
January 11, 2002
" Life cannot be compared to anything; it is the only thing.
Create your destiny but be aware of your fate; live."
--- Copyright © 2000 M. Bell
January 9, 2002
" If you don't ask the question, it's a lost opportunity!"
--- Adrian Bo --- Submitted by Q. Mushins --- Victoria, Australia
January 9, 2002
" Something is better than nothing.
Think positive and be optimistic.
A known devil is better than an unknown one."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mannish P. --- MH, India
January 7, 2002
" Love knows not even it's own depth until the hour of separation."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by L. D'Andrea --- Arizona
January 7, 2002
" Life teaches us many lessons, some of them we wish we would have done without."
--- Copyright © 2001 Talat Merchant
January 4, 2002
" There are a lot of books in the library. Each contains different chapters and stories, written by different authors; but the best story ever written is the story of one's life, where we are the authors of it. Let us learn to cherish each page, each chapter, each moment; so that when our story comes to an end, it is the best story ever written - the book entitled 'Our Life'."
--- Copyright © 2001 Benedict Aligada Fernandez
January 4, 2002
" While I fully understand and support the brutal reality of war when necessary, there is still no doubt in my mind that the best thing the average citizen can do to combat the evils of hatred and violence (too many examples to list) is to be a loving, caring, respectful, responsible human being."
--- Copyright © 2001 David Ian Gussin
January 2, 2002
" The man who tries to do something and fails is infinitely better than he who tries to do nothing and succeeds."
--- Lloyd Jones --- Submitted by Murali Duggineni --- Andhra Pradesh, India




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