"THOUGHTS OF THE DAY"<br />JUNE 2003 | Motivating and Inspiring

JUNE 2003

June 30, 2003
" Freedom is the sure possession of those who have the courage to defend it."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by E.S. --- Quebec, Canada
I am currently in the military, finishing basic training here in St. Jean, Quebec. This quote is for every soldier and civilian who has gladly given their life so I can live mine.June 30, 2003
" True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass others at whatever cost, but to serve others at whatever cost."
--- Arthur AsheJune 30, 2003
" We will not be driven by fear...if we remember that we are not descended from fearful men."
--- Edward R. MurrowJune 25, 2003
" Timing is everything . . . Never light your candles in the morning."
--- Lois Martin, RN --- Submitted by Marvin Fairbank --- Kansas
This advice was given to me by Ms. Lois Martin, RN, my mentor in the early 1970's. I believe it was original from her as I've never heard if from anyone else since, nor have I ever seen it in print. June 25, 2003
" Men build too many walls and not enough bridges."
--- Sir Isaac NewtonJune 25, 2003
" There is a tendency among many shallow thinkers of our day to teach that every human act is a reflex, over which we do not exercise human control. They would rate a generous deed as no more praiseworthy than a wink, a crime as no more voluntary than a sneeze...such a philosophy undercuts all human dignity...all of us have the power of choice in action at every moment of our lives."
--- Fulton J. SheenJune 23, 2003
" When life's problems seem overwhelming, look around and see what other people are coping with. You may consider yourself fortunate."
--- Ann LandersJune 23, 2003
" Make memories that last a lifetime and are more precious then gold. Love is truly magical; it will conquer all. Believe and you will be surprised by its magic and power."
--- Copyright © 2003 Constandina PolitisJune 23, 2003
" A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing."
--- George Bernard ShawJune 18, 2003
Heard a rich man brag about a $1,000 day.
Had to ask myself what did he give away?
Was it his child he forgot to hold?
Or an "I Love You" left untold?
What's your worth to the ones who love you?
What's your worth to your fellow man?
--- Copyright © 2003 Darrel LeeJune 18, 2003
" The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings."
--- Kakuzo OkakiwaJune 18, 2003
" It's better to be wrong doing the right thing,
Than right doing the wrong thing."
--- Copyright © 2003 Les DeSouzaJune 16, 2003
" If you can't say anything good about someone, don't say anything at all."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Aleta LaCoste --- FloridaJune 16, 2003
" Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation."
--- Stephen R. CoveyJune 16, 2003
" It just goes to show you: be careful how you treat people. You never know when they might wind up on your doorstep."
--- Mary Goodwin --- Submitted by Jill W. --- Pennsylvania
She was a stranger whom I met hundreds of miles from my home, and we discovered that I had multiple connections to some of her relatives.June 11, 2003
" Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."
--- George S. PattonJune 11, 2003
" The vintage of wisdom is to know that rest is rust and that real life is love, laughter and work."
--- Elbert HubbardJune 11, 2003
" It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By definition, there are enough people to do that."
--- G.H. HardyJune 9, 2003
" If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business, because we'd be too cynical. Well, that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down."
--- Ray BradburyJune 9, 2003
" Nothing ever built arose to touch the skies unless some man dreamed that it should, some man believed that it could, and some man willed that it must."
--- Charles F. KetteringJune 9, 2003
" Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need."
--- Kahlil GibranJune 4, 2003
" Aim for distinction and you will attain it."
--- Henry DavisJune 4, 2003
" I have accepted fear as part of life --- specifically the fear of change. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in my heart that says: turn back."
--- Erica JongJune 4, 2003
" Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude."
--- Martin Luther King, Jr.June 2, 2003
" If you hate a person, you hate something in them that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us."
--- Written in 2003 by Cassie P., Age 17 --- Washington
This makes sense, for all drama out there in the world. People need to realize that the reason they don't like OTHER people is because they're just like them. So maybe you need to look at yourselves every once in a while.. eh?June 2, 2003
" Rational thinking gets you nowhere. Lateral thinking gets you somewhere."
--- Written in 2003 by R. Dormer --- United KingdomJune 2, 2003
" Set and demand standards of excellence. Anybody who accepts mediocrity -- in school, in job, in life -- is a guy who compromises. And when the leader compromises, the whole damn organization compromises."
--- Charles Knight




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