December 30, 1998
" A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed."
--- Henrik Ibsen --- Sent to us by Toni Palmer --- England
December 30, 1998
" To reach your dreams, the crucial step is to realize
That you don't know the meaning of the word, NO!"
--- Paul Stuart Wichansky --- New Jersey
December 28, 1998
" If you don't consciously manage and control your time and money
By written goals,
Time and money will control and manage you
By subconscious impulse."
--- Clint Pearman
December 28, 1998
" There is no future
There is no past
I live each moment as my last
There is only us
There is only this
Forget regret or life is your's to miss
No other road
No other way
--- Jonathan Larson --- Sent in by Ignacio --- Texas
December 25, 1998
" Life is the first gift,
Love the second,
And Understanding the third."
--- Marge Piercy --- Sent in by Martha Varzaly --- Pennsylvania
December 25, 1998
" In the pursuit of happiness, you need look no further
Than the beating hearts of your family."
--- Chris, Age 20 --- Arizona
December 23, 1998
" The more you live, the less you die."
--- Sarah --- Ohio
December 23, 1998
" I am not free to determine truth...
Truth existed before my birth and will do so after my passing.
What I am free to do is to pursue it, to seek it, to earnestly desire it.
Then, when the Spirit of God reveals it to me...
To hold it, to cherish it, to share it with others."
--- Bruce Bremer, ETC(SS), USN
December 21, 1998
" Good things happen to good people
Who do the right things at the right time all the time."
--- Unknown --- Submitted by Brian Houchin

December 21, 1998
" It is easy to complicate the simple.
But a great man can simplify the complicated."
--- WindyG
December 18, 1998
" During childhood we live to prepare for adulthood and eternity.
During adulthood we live to enjoy or regret
What we did during childhood, as we continue preparing for eternity.
During eternity we live to enjoy or regret
What we did to the point of death."
--- Ian Makgabana --- Botswana, Africa
December 18, 1998
" What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.
They are but trifles, to be sure; but,
Scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable."
--- Joseph Addison (1672-1719) --- Sent in by Ray Leduc --- Ontario, Canada
December 16, 1998
" It's not what happens to us,
But our response to what happens to us that counts."
--- Stephen R. Covey --- Sent in by Michelle
December 16, 1998
" Remember God is still on the throne
Even when we think He went to get a midnight snack."
--- Maria Leavens --- Tennessee
December 14, 1998
" Love not only makes the world go round
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."
--- F.P. Jones --- Sent in by Kirk Scherz --- Washington
December 14, 1998
" I saw the angel in the stone and carved to set it free."
--- Michelangelo --- Submitted by Alexis --- Canada
December 11, 1998
" It has begun to occur to me that life is a stage that I am going through."
--- Elle Goodman --- Sent in by Katie, Age 19 --- Kentucky
December 11, 1998
" The greatest people who ever lived would love to be you
Because you have the opportunity to be even greater."
--- Author Unknown
--- Sent in by Shannon Marcotte --- New Hampshire
December 9, 1998
" It is easy to love someone. Or it should be, at least.
But loving someone has it's risks - you risk fulfilling God's plan.
You risk enriching your life. You risk making someone else feel special.
You risk being hurt. You risk tears. You risk experiencing life.
And loving someone is not always easy.
For sometimes, loving someone means leaving them in God's hands.
It means watching someone hurting and not being able to hold their hand.
But it can also mean getting a smile or a hug.
Love is so hard and at the same time so easy.
You must risk everything and yet risk nothing to love.
Loving someone is never in vain, it is never wrong.
For just as we can only become real through love, so it is for all people.
We need to love and be loved.
It is never wrong to be real."
--- Copyright © 1998 Angele Gauvreau --- Canada
December 9, 1998
" I need not be somebody else to be a somebody. I need only be me."
--- WindyG --- Singapore
December 7, 1998
" Adolescence is like a house on moving day - only a temporary mess."
--- Julius Warren --- Sent in by Kirk Scherz --- Washington
December 7, 1998
" It has been suggested that living on the edge of chaos
Is a prerequisite for change,
With change being the driving force of life.
But to affect real change,
A person must take risks that could lead to destruction,
Simply put, if your life isn't a little scary
Maybe you aren't living to your potential."
--- Jewel Kilcher --- Sent in by Rich Long --- Indiana
December 4, 1998
" Be careful what you think
Because your life is shaped by what you think."
--- Jannie Putter --- South Africa
December 4, 1998
" What is now proved, was once only imagined."
--- William Blake --- Sent in by John O'Neill --- Texas
December 2, 1998
" To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance."
--- Oscar Wilde --- Sent in from Sue --- Australia
December 2, 1998
" Show me a child with a DREAM, and I'll paint you a picture of HOPE.
Show me a child without a DREAM, and I have no picture to paint."
--- Ty Howard --- Maryland
November 30, 1998
" If you try to change or "fix" a persons character,
In most cases, you only cripple their natural beauty."
--- Lori Hard ---- California
November 30, 1998
" Fear always springs from ignorance."
--- Ralph Waldo Emerson --- Contributed by Keith Lowry --- Texas
November 27, 1998
" Expect people to be better than they are,
It helps them to become better.
But don't be disappointed when they are not;
It helps them to keep trying."
--- Merry Browne --- Sent in by Laura A. Hoof --- Wisconsin
--- Author's name supplied by Jennifer, Age 18 --- Florida --- 7/99

November 27, 1998
" Never keep score in the game of life...
Live happily."
--- Sean Kevin Atabay --- California
November 25, 1998
" We are born with potential, but driven to succeed."
--- Mike Murcia --- Indiana
November 23, 1998
" I believe that we cannot live better
Than seeking to become still better than we are."
--- Socrates --- Sent in by Kristen --- Virginia
November 23, 1998
" If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me,
This ship might as well be closed for any other business.
I do the best I know how - the very best I can;
And I mean to keep doing so until the end.
If the end brings me out all right,
What is said against me won't amount to anything.
If the end brings me out wrong,
Ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference."
--- Abraham Lincoln - 1866 --- From Marzio Apolloni --- Ontario, Canada
November 20, 1998
" Time is not measured by a watch...
But by moments."
--- Pinksky
November 20, 1998
" No one can control your mind
If you have not put your mind under their control."
--- Samuel O. Adeola --- Nigeria
November 18, 1998
" Practice Integrity until you get it right."
--- Bruce Bremer --- U.S. Submarine Service
November 18, 1998
" Leaders are like kites.
They fly against the wind, not with it."
--- Lucas Melott --- Texas
November 16, 1998
" Communication is to a relationship what breathing is to maintaining life."
--- Virginia Satir --- Sent in by Kirk Scherz
November 16, 1998
" A dream is just a dream, unless you make it come true."
--- Michael Landon Moody --- Tennessee
November 13, 1998
" The journey is the destination."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent to us by Arbie Allen
November 13, 1998
" Let me live today like there is no tomorrow,
regardless of how many tomorrows I may or may not see."
--- David Gethings --- New Jersey
November 11, 1998
" Advice is like castor oil, easy to give, but dreadful to take."
--- Josh Billings --- Sent in by Kirk Scherz
November 11, 1998
" Before you give someone a piece of your mind
Make sure you have enough to get by on."
--- Lydia London --- Ontario, Canada
November 9, 1998
" The Six P Principle:
Prior Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance"
--- This was told to me by a Vietnam War Veteran
--- Sent in by Mark Sillars --- Perth, Western Australia
--- Verbiage adjustment compliments of Mike Ziegler --- Indiana
November 9, 1998
" If you work hard 90% of the time, you can beat anyone.
It's the 10% that is the dog fight."
--- Paul Bui, WMAS --- Contributed by Sally Nguyen --- Virginia
November 6, 1998
" People do not attract that which they want,
But that which they are."
--- James Allen --- Sent in Anonymously
November 6, 1998
" We travel to learn...
(To) catch some inspiration from heights above our own."
--- Maria Mitchell --- Contributed by Martha Varzaly --- Pennsylvania
November 4, 1998
" The tragedy of life is not that it is so short...
But that we take so long to begin living it."
--- Anonymous --- Sent in by Randy M. --- California
November 4, 1998
" Life is what we make it,
Always has been,
Always will be."
--- Grandma Moses --- Sent in by Sue --- Australia
November 2, 1998

When will we teach our children in school what they are?
We should say to each of them :

"Do you know what you are?
You are a marvel.
You are unique.
In all of the world there is no other child exactly like you.
In the millions of years that have passed
There has never been another child like you.
And look at your body -- what a wonder it is !!!
Your legs, your arms, your cunning fingers, the way you move !
You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven.
You have the capacity for anything.
Yes, you are a marvel.
And when you grow up, can you then harm another,
Who, like you, is a marvel?"
--- Tamara Robinson
November 2, 1998
" The minute is passing ;
No matter how hard you try,
You can never bring it back."
--- Katie
October 30, 1998
" Good enough seldom is."
--- Dan Yovich --- Indiana
October 30, 1998
On Brevity...
" The most valuable of all talents is that of
Never using two words when one will do."
--- Thomas Jefferson --- Contributed by Keith Lowry --- Texas
October 28, 1998
" My friends are my estate. "
--- Emily Dickinson --- Contributed by Brandi Nunnery
October 28, 1998
" Being empathetic is more helpful than feeling guilty."
--- Lori Hard --- California
October 26, 1998
" Nothing prevents us from being natural
So much as the desire to appear so."
--- Sent by Jody C. Burnett --- California
October 26, 1998
" To think that anyone can succeed
Without first experiencing some kind of failure
Is completely naive."
--- Pete Zafra --- California
October 23, 1998
On dignity and respect:

" Being treated with dignity and respect is not my God given right.
I have to earn it every day I am on the planet,
Through my attitudes and behavior."
--- Louis F. Marut --- New Jersey
October 23, 1998
" You long for things to be simple,
But if they were, what would you do?"
--- Stacey Haskins --- Ontario, Canada
October 21, 1998
" If you believe that winning isn't everything,
Why is second place the first loser?"
--- Michael Carrel --- Michigan
October 21, 1998
" He who nourishes an individual's growth,
Will harvest wild success."
--- KPhillips --- Pennsylvania
October 19, 1998
" Work to become, not to acquire."
--- Confucius --- Submitted by Troy Moore --- Michigan
October 19, 1998
" Do not ridicule or mock your elders.
Much too soon you will know how it feels."
--- Ron Bechtlofft
October 16, 1998
" One day, there will be no borders,
No boundaries, no flags and no countries,
And the only passport will be the Heart."
--- Tamara Robinson
October 16, 1998
" What you think is what you say.
What you say is what you do.
What you do is who you are.
Who you are is your destiny.
Everyday think your way to your destiny!"
--- Deanette Schmidt
October 14, 1998
" Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories,
Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart."
--- Robert Fulghum --- Contributed by Kirk Scherz --- Washington
October 14, 1998
" I have learned that if you must leave a place
That you have lived in and loved,
And where all of your yesterdays are buried deep --
Leave it any way except slow;
Leave it the fastest way you can.
Never turn back and believe that an hour you remember
Is a better hour because it is dead.
Past years seem safe ones, vanquished ones,
While the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance.
The cloud clears though, as you enter it.
I have learned this, but like everyone,
I learned it late."
--- Beryl Markham
--- Kindly sent in by Sandi Murdock --- Washington
October 12, 1998
" All the memories are of stopping and staying awhile.
I realize that I have driven too fast through life,
Carrying in my baggage too much impatience and apprehension,
Missing too many chances and passing too many people in the dust."
--- Life on the Road by Charles Kuralt,
--- Sent in by Mark Anderson --- New Jersey
October 12, 1998
Subject: Music within us
" The stone is our heart, the sling is our instrument."
--- By Terry Burton --- Indiana
October 9, 1998
" To acquire knowledge, one must study;
But to acquire wisdom, one must observe."
--- Marilyn vos Savant
--- Sent in by Chen Fawn Meng --- Malaysia
October 7, 1998
" The key to true happiness is having realistic expectations;
A cigar is just a cigar, and a job is just a paycheck."
--- Author Unknown
--- Sent to us by KH KOH --- Singapore
October 7, 1998
" A champion is someone who gets up even when they can't."
--- Author Unknown
--- Sent in by Margaret, Age 14 --- Illinois & Wes Wright --- Texas
October 5, 1998
" Love can never be repaid.
It can only be passed on."
--- Pastor Rueben Groeller
--- Contributed by Cary Kent --- Minnesota
October 5, 1998
" Sometimes a hard cookie is worth a chipped tooth. "
--- James L. Chamberlain
October 2, 1998
" The way life treats you is a merciless mirror image
Of your attitude toward life."
--- Unknown --- Sent in by DRLooper --- North Carolina
October 2, 1998
" A smile can brighten the darkest day."
--- Karen Ahrens --- Horssen, The Netherlands
September 25, 1998
" Man is made or unmade by himself;
In the armory of thought
He forges weapons by which he destroys himself;
He also fashions the tools
With which he builds for himself
Heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peace..."
--- Doug Robinson
September 25, 1998
" We are all unique in our goals and beliefs.
Diversity brings beauty to our existence."
--- Lori Hard --- California
September 21, 1998
" In the time required on average for you to condemn a person
Who fails to satisfy your religious, moral, or personal expectations,
Another of your brain cells is irreplaceably lost.

Although there isn't a direct relationship between these two facts,
It does make one wonder
If perhaps there might not be something better
You could be doing with the brain cells you have left.."
--- R.B. Fairchild's Misanthropic Philosophy of the Week
--- Sent in by Carly B., Age 16 --- California
September 21, 1998
" I know of no more encouraging fact
Than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life
By conscious endeavor. "
--- H. D. Thoreau --- Contributed by Naomi Sena --- California
September 18, 1998
" More than any other human problem,
Loneliness, the absence of meaningful human connection,
Drains the joy and sense of purpose from our lives.

It explains why people go to shopping centers
Who have no intention of shopping ...
They just need to be somewhere where other people are,
Hoping that among the hundreds of strangers passing by,
They will find one familiar friendly face.

It explains why people come home from work or school
And immediately switch on the television.
They are not interested in the program; much of time,
They do not even know what is on.
But they are desperate for the sound
Of another human voice in their lives."
--- Harold Kushner
--- Submitted by Mark Anderson --- New Jersey
September 18, 1998
" Creativity?
The 'stuff' that happens between the 'hmm' and the 'AHA'."
--- Dan Yovich --- Purdue University, Indiana
September 16, 1998
" You cannot teach people anything.
You can only help them discover it within themselves."
--- Galileo --- Contributed by Meghan
September 14, 1998
" The difference between a flower and a weed is a judgement!"
--- Unknown --- Sent in by Fran Sawyer --- Florida
September 11, 1998
" The wise man in a storm prays to God,
Not for safety from danger,
But for deliverance from fear."
--- Ralph Waldo Emerson
--- Contributed by Laureen M., Age 14 --- Washington
September 11, 1998
" I'd rather be a failure at something I enjoy
Than to be a success at something I hate."
--- George Burns
--- Contributed by Ron Obringer --- Pennsylvania
September 9, 1998
" The challenge with raising children
Is that they don't come with owners manuals
And the parts keep changing. "
--- W.H. Mertz III
September 7, 1998
" The means for which we live
Have outdistanced the ends for which we live.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.
We have guided missiles and misguided men."
--- Martin Luther King Jr. --- Sent in by Mark Anderson --- New Jersey
September 7, 1998
" War does not determine who is right,
But who is left!"
--- Andrew Goligowski --- Minnesota
September 4, 1998
Luke: "I don't believe it."
Yoda: "That, is why you fail."
--- Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back
--- Sent in by Chris Ducat --- Wisconsin
September 4, 1998
" Next time you're feeling perfect...
Try walking on water!"
--- Author Unknown
--- Sent in by Susanne Duncan --- Germany
September 2, 1998
" Don't just aspire to something better,
BE something better.
Make the change, right now."
--- Chad King --- Texas
September 2, 1998
" Never take a NO from somebody
That is not empowered to say YES."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Roger Mageau --- Ontario,Canada