"THOUGHTS OF THE DAY"<br />MARCH 2004 | Motivating and Inspiring

MARCH 2004

March 31, 2004
" Perhaps one day we will strive toward unity, codependence, and understanding. Until then keep singing, keep writing, keep dreaming, and keep praying. Look up and push on."
--- Copyright © 2003 Ralph Mullenax

March 31, 2004
" The "Nice Guy" may always finish last - but we sleep the soundest, walk the tallest, have the greatest joys, and live the richest, fullest life."
--- Copyright © 2004 N. Oyenik

March 31, 2004
" A free lunch is usually followed by indigestion or a bill in the mail."
--- Copyright © 2004 Arnold Mori

March 29, 2004
" Excuses are nails used to build a house of failures."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Subhesh Priyadarshi --- Illinois

March 29, 2004
" Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats."
--- Voltaire

March 29, 2004
" Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof."
--- John Kenneth Galbraith

March 24, 2004
" If you are the root of the problem, you must be the solution."
--- Copyright © 2004 Dr. D.P. Tripathy

March 24, 2004
" Silent gratitude isn't very much use to anyone."
--- Gertrude B. Stein

March 24, 2004
" Life is what we make it, and the world is what we make it. The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man are fixed upon the same creation; but very different are the aspects which it bears to them."
--- Albert Pike

March 22, 2004
" The seven most dangerous words in the world:
1.  ignore
2.  it,
3.  maybe
4.  it
5.  will
6.  go
7.  away"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Stan Buck --- Missouri

March 22, 2004
" First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others."
--- Thomas A. Kempis

March 22, 2004
" Someday after we have mastered the air, the winds, the tides, and gravity, we will harness for God the energies of love. And then for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire."
--- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

March 17, 2004
" Life is a golden opportunity; enjoy each day."
--- Copyright © 2001 Reeny Jolly

March 17, 2004
" You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."
--- Buddha

March 17, 2004
" You are a child of the Universe, no less than the moon and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the Universe is unfolding as it should."
--- Max Ehrmann

March 15, 2004
" It is possible to recognize that we can detest someone's actions without detesting the person; we can hate the sin without hating the sinner. It's possible to hate and condemn the action, not the person doing it. In this way, we can drop the burdens of anger, bitterness, and resentment that we carry with us. We can love more broadly and still maintain our integrity and common sense."
--- Lama Surya Das --- Submitted by Giselle H., Age 17 --- Illinois
We only hurt ourselves when we let anger, hate, and unforgiveness fill our hearts.

March 15, 2004
" You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself."
--- Alan Alda

March 15, 2004
" Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck by the difference between what things are and what they ought to be."
--- William Hazlitt

March 10, 2004
" HATE is like strong coffee. The stronger you make it, the more bitter it tastes."
--- Copyright © 2002 Jeanette Sally Justice

March 10, 2004
" We know where most of the creativity, the innovation, the stuff that drives productivity lies -- in the minds of those closest to the work."
--- John F. Welch, Jr.

March 10, 2004
" Life is too short to be small."
--- Benjamin Disraeli

March 8, 2004
" It is not foolish to make mistakes in life but repeating the mistakes, is foolish!"
--- Copyright © 2004 Deepthi Madhu

March 8, 2004
" What we must decide is perhaps how we are valuable, rather than how valuable we are."
--- F. Scott Fitzgerald

March 8, 2004
" It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust."
--- Samuel Johnson

March 3, 2004
" To succeed at something that you don't want to do, is still failure."
--- Copyright © 2004 Carleen Irvine
I believe that at times we focus too much on what people want us to do and become. We try to please everyone, our parents, and our friends. We find ourselves going into professions that we don't really want; into relationship that aren't making us happy. But in retrospect, we are the ones who have still failed at making ourselves happy.

March 3, 2004
" To laugh with others is one of life's great pleasures. To be laughed at by others is one of life's great hurts."
--- Frank Tyger

March 3, 2004
" It wasn't until quite late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say, 'I don't know'."
--- Somerset Maughm

March 1, 2004
" Love is this beautiful thing that someone loves you, even when you find it impossible to love yourself."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Noha K. --- Ontario, Canada

March 1, 2004
" There can be no knowledge without emotion. We may be aware of a truth, yet until we have felt its force, it is not ours. To the cognition of the brain must be added the experience of the soul."
--- Arnold Bennett

March 1, 2004
" The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any."
--- Fred Astaire