"THOUGHTS OF THE DAY"<br />FEBRUARY 1998 - MARCH 1998 | Motivating and Inspiring

FEBRUARY 1998 - MARCH 1998

March 30, 1998
" A friend is someone who can sing the song of your heart
when you've forgotten it."
--- From a greeting card --- Contributed by The McLoughlins --- Ireland

March 30, 1998
" An ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure."
--- From the movie 'Steel Magnolias' --- Contributed by Gaylor

March 30, 1998
" Touch another,
not because you want something back
but because you want to see them be built up."
--- Written/Submitted by Dan Kelly and all his friends --- Illinois

March 27, 1998
" A phony smile will never replace honest integrity."
--- Bob Martinelli --- Rhode Island

March 27, 1998
" To escape criticism,
Do nothing,
Say nothing,
Be nothing."
--- Elbert Hubbard --- Submitted by Aaron Gagnon

March 27, 1998
" You can if you think you can."
--- Dr. Norman Vincent Peale --- Contributed by Stefan Brunotte --- Sweden

March 25, 1998
" It takes 72 muscles to frown and only 14 to smile!"
--- Unknown --- Contributed by Deanna Cunning

March 25, 1998
" You will never know everything,
Because once you do,
You'll never realize it."
--- Mark Trecka --- Illinois

March 25, 1998
" When there is a crisis, one must stick to reforms."
--- Contributed by Domenic Carosa --- Australia

March 23, 1998
" You can be thirty years old or seventy years young.
Decide in your favor."
--- Unknown --- Contributed by Deanna Cunning

March 23, 1998
" A half truth is a whole lie."
--- Contributed by Sandy --- New Jersey

March 20, 1998
" If you have a problem and it has a solution,
Then don't worry about it because it will be solved.
If the problem doesn't have a solution,
Then it can't be fixed so why worry about it."
--- Author Unknown --- Contributed by Svea

March 20, 1998
" A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do!"
--- Unknown --- Contributed by Deanna Cunning

March 20, 1998
" It is not the horse that draws the cart, it is the oats."
--- Russian Proverb --- Contributed by Junior --- Pennsylvania

March 17, 1998
" As I climb the mountain of life,
the only barrier that I face, is myself."
--- Kelli Meehan --- Ohio

March 17, 1998
" A happy face makes the heart cheerful,
But heartache crushes the spirit."
--- Proverbs 15:13 --- Contributed by Doris Rodriguez

March 17, 1998
" And castles, made of sand, fall in the sea....eventually."
--- Jimi Hendrix --- Submitted by Nathan Ray

March 15, 1998
" So think as if your every thought
Were to be etched in fire upon the sky
For all and everything to see,
For so in truth, it is."
--- Book of Madrid --- Submitted by Christine Lane

March 15, 1998
" We want it, we don't get it.
We get it, we don't want it. "
--- Submitted by Sim Yee Malaysia

March 15, 1998
" If life knocks you flat on your back, open your eyes:
Above you are the stars."
--- Guy Finley --- Submitted by Cheryl Thomas

March 13, 1998
" Success isn't measured by heights attained,
But by obstacles overcome."
--- Back of a shirt sold to raise money for a climb of Aconcagua
--- Submitted by Peter Matranga

March 13, 1998
" It takes a letter to get a letter."
--- Lori Majestic --- Michigan

March 13, 1998
" If size was all that matters,
How come the whale is endangered
And the ant continues to do just fine?"
--- Submitted by Kelly Marshall --- Tennis Pro

March 11, 1998
" Isn't it ironic that when you are so caught up in life,
you don't see it."
--- Steven Boehm --- Texas

March 11, 1998
" Every problem is the resultant of a leadership failure."
--- Samuel Dotson, Co-author of Educating For Leadership

March 11, 1998
" Your heart is free - have the courage to follow it."
--- By William Wallace in the movie Braveheart
--- Contributed by Steve Forson --- South Africa

March 9, 1998
" A teacher affects eternity;
He can never tell where his influence stops."
--- The education of Henry Adams (1907) ch.20
--- Contributed by Kanaka Ramiah

March 9, 1998
" For each time you smile
you will find it is true
somebody, somewhere will
smile back at you"
--- Helen Steiner Rice --- Contributed by Danielle --- Massachusetts

March 9, 1998
" Never judge a work of art by its defects."
--- Washington Allsworth --- Contributed by Junior --- Pennsylvania

March 6, 1998
" Dreams are the blueprint of your destiny."
--- Peg Wood

March 6, 1998
" Go as far as you can see,
Once you get there you can see farther"
--- Unknown --- Submitted by Leah Elliott

March 6, 1998
" When you are at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!"
--- FDR --- Contributed by Stef, Percy & Porter --- Florida

March 4, 1998
" Remember,
Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did,
but she did it backwards and in high heels."
--- Faith Whittlesey --- Contributed by Harriet Hopkins --- Georgia

March 4, 1998
" Give some people an inch
And they think they are rulers."
--- Unknown --- Contributed by Jennifer Bennett --- Pennsylvania

March 4, 1998
" Debt is only a lifetime.
Why worry?"
--- Matthew Jay Butler --- Mississippi

March 2, 1998
" To fear love is to fear life,
and those who fear life are already three parts dead."
--- Russell --- Contributed by Alex Karacas --- Massachusetts

March 2, 1998
" Still,
the last sad memory hovers round,
and sometimes drifts across like
floating mist
cutting off sunshine
and chilling the remembrance of happier times.

There have been joys too great
to be described in words,
and there have been griefs
upon which I have not dared to dwell;
and with these in mind I say...

Climb if you will,
but remember that courage and strength
are not without prudence,
and that a momentary negligence
may destroy
the happiness of a lifetime.

Do nothing in haste;
look well to each step;
and from the beginning
what may be the end."
---Edward Whypmer --- Submitted by Sueticia Sutton --- Kentucky

March 2, 1998
( On Love )
" My mind tells me to give up, but my heart will not let me."
--- Jennifer Tyler

February 27, 1998
" Everything is good...
as long as it is unpossessed."
--- Author Unknown --- Contributed by Tania --- Moscow

February 27, 1998
" Neither will the wave which has passed be called back;
Nor can the hour which has gone by return."
--- Ovid (B.C. 43-18 A.D.) --- Contributed by Athena

February 27, 1998
" The galleries are full of critics.
They play no ball.
They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing.

Down in the arena are the doers.
They make mistakes because they try many things.

The person who makes no mistakes lacks boldness
And the spirit of adventure.
They are the ones who never try anything.
They are the brake on the wheel of progress.

And yet it cannot be truly said they make no mistakes,
Because their biggest mistake is the very fact they try nothing,
And do nothing,
Except criticize those who do things."
--- General Shoup, USMC on criticism
--- Contributed by Chris Shaffer

February 25, 1998
" Accept that some days you are the pigeon,
And some days you are the statue."
--- Unknown --- Contributed by Jennifer Bennett --- Pennsylvania

February 25, 1998
" I created you while I was happy, while I was sad;
With so many incidents, so many details.
And for me,
The whole of you has been transformed into feeling."
--- Constantine Peter Cavafy - "In the same space" (1929)
--- Contributed by Athena

February 25, 1998
" Time is the greatest teacher.
Unfortunately it kills all of its pupils."
--- Hector Berlioz --- Contributed by Jonathan Smith --- UK

February 23, 1998
" The search of happiness
is one of the chief sources of unhappiness."
--- Eric Hoffer --- Contributed by Tania --- Moscow

February 23, 1998
" Some people speak from experience.
Others, from experience, don't speak."
--- Contributed by Junior --- Pennsylvania

February 23, 1998
" A tiger hunts best when it's hungry."
--- Picabo Street, Super G Gold Medal Winner, 1998 Winter Olympics
--- Compliments of Sheri Ahlhardt

February 20, 1998
" A Master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between
their work and their play,
their labor and their leisure,
their mind and their body,
their education and their recreation.

They hardly know which is which.
They simply pursue their vision of excellence
through whatever they are doing
and leave others to determine
whether they are working or playing.
To themselves, they always seem to be doing both."
--- Anonymous --- Contributed by Don Marti --- Nebraska

February 20, 1998
" Being truthful is for self;
Only you have to answer to God."
--- Matthew Jay Butler --- Mississippi

February 20, 1998
" The future belongs to those who prepare for it today."
--- Malcolm X --- Contributed by Jonathan Smith --- UK

February 18, 1998
" There are two ways of spreading light:
to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it."
--- Edith Wharton --- Contributed by Ed Madara

February 18, 1998
" Every man I have ever met is in someway my superior."
--- Contributed by Junior --- Pennsylvania

February 18, 1998
" I have a responsibility to be a role model,
Not because I am an athlete,
But because I am a human being.
We all have a sphere of influence
And you don't have to be a professional athlete
To make a difference in someone's life."
--- MaliVai Washington --- Contributed by Cary Gladstone

February 16, 1998
" Most of the shadows of this life
are caused by standing on one's own sunshine."
--- Ralph Waldo Emerson --- Contributed by Kristi Wright

February 16, 1998
" An oyster converts the irritation of a pinch of salt,
Into a beautiful pearl ...
Nature is our silent teacher."
--- Kiran Patel

February 16, 1998
" Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live."
--- Henry VanDyke

February 13, 1998
" Men who never forgive women their little faults,
Will never enjoy their great virtues."
--- Unknown --- Contributed by Tania --- Moscow

February 13, 1998
" The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands."
--- Alexandra Penney --- Contributed by Kristi Wright

February 13, 1998
" You can pick up all the glass... but you can't remake the window."
--- Unknown --- Contributed by Carol Bond

February 11, 1998
" Your reality is uniquely yours."
--- Christine Lane

February 11, 1998
" Life's inevitable changes are like a compulsory roller-coaster ride.
You can cower and shut your eyes tight,
or you can exult in the thrills."
--- Roger Crawford --- Contributed by Paul Bastien --- Ontario, Canada

February 9, 1998
" Isn't it a shame of all the marvelous hopes and dreams,
That never came true
Because those who dreamed those dreams were afraid
Of the laughter of others."
--- Unknown --- Contributed by Kristi Wright

February 9, 1998
" The head learns new things,
but the heart forevermore practices old experiences."
--- Submitted by Amy Rossi --- Ohio

February 9, 1998
" To operate a shovel, one must be smarter than the shovel."
--- T. K. (Ted) Gaughan

February 6, 1998
" Fear is the dark room where negatives are developed."
--- Contributed by Peggy Richard --- Louisiana

February 6, 1998
" Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."
--- Author Unknown
--- Contributed by Taryn
--- Contributed by Chris

February 6, 1998
" Good timber does not grow with ease.
The stronger the wind, the stronger the trees."
--- Williard Marriot --- Contributed by Corky Akins

February 4, 1998
"The silence of the envious is too noisy."
--- Contributed by Tania --- Moscow

February 4, 1998
"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?"
--- Contributed by Kristi Wright

February 4, 1998
"A good marriage is not simply the result of finding the right person;
but rather it is the result of being the right person."
--- Unknown --- Submitted by Daniel Helou

February 2, 1998
"If you look for the bad in mankind, you will surely find it."
--- Abraham Lincoln --- Contributed by Kristen Hope Rigsby

February 2, 1998
"I would rather live in a world
where my life is surrounded by mystery,
than live in a world so small,
my mind could comprehend it."
--- Henry Emerson Fosdick --- Contributed by Q.A.

February 2, 1998
"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living.
The world owes you nothing.
It was here first."
--- Mark Twain --- Contributed by Corky Akins