"The true worth of a man is to be measured by the objects he pursues." ~ Marcus Aurelius
"Nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment." ~Benjamin Disraeli
"There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he is absolutely free to choose." ~William M. Bulger
"This above all, to thine own self be true, and it must follow,
as the night the day,thou canst not then be false to any man." ~William Shakespeare
"In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity. In Peace: Goodwill. ~Sir Winston Churchill
"Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each one of us can work to change a small portion of events and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation." ~Robert F. Kennedy
"If we had no winter,the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." ~Charlotte Bronte
"The three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are: first;hard work,
second;stick-to-it-iveness,and third;common sense." ~Thomas Alva Edison
"When one door of happiness closes,another opens; but often we look so long
at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us."
"The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do,
something to love, and something to hope for." ~Joseph Addison
"I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong." ~Abraham Lincoln
"...have the courage and the wisdom,and the vision to raise a
definite standard that will appeal to the best that is in man,
and then strive mightily toward that goal." ~Harold E. Stassen
"Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting."~Elizabeth Bibesco
"Vitality shows in not only the ability to
persist, but the ability to start over."
~F. Scott Fitzgerald
"What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~William Morrow
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.Small (minded) people always do that, but the really great make you feel
that you, too, can become great." ~Mark Twain
"Defeat might serve as well as victory to shape the soul and let the glory out." ~Al Gore
"The best portion of a good man's life are the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love." ~William Wordsworth
"It is only through labor and prayerful effort, by grim energy
and resolute courage, that we move on to better things."
"The greatest reward for a person's work is not what you get from it, but what you become by it." ~Bob Wieland
"In life, if you put yourself in harmony with the natural way of things, you get a much better result than if you try to go against that." ~Francis Ford Coppola
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education." "The difference between the right word, and almost-the-right-word, is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug."
" All that's necessary for the forces of evil to win
in the world is for enough good men to do nothing."
"Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But, sooner or later the man who wins,
is the man who thinks he can." ~Vince Lombardi
"A child is mysterious and powerful and contains within the secret of human nature." ~Maria Montessori
"Now and then it's good to pause in our pursuit of happiness, and just
be happy." ~Guillaume Apollinaire
"If a man loses his reverence for any part of life...he will lose his reverence for all life."
"...the validity of a human system is dependent on the logic of the rules governing the system...Principles, both moral & scientific, have correctness only in so far as they are justified in everyday experience" ~Albert Einstein
"The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes,
but also the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker."
"We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility."
"Why do you take by force that which you could attain by love?" ~Powhatan
"We should not let our fears hold us back from
pursuing our hopes." ~John F. Kennedy
"Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality that guarantees all the others." ~Sir Winston Churchill
"Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't." ~Richard Bach
"The best prophet of the future is the past." Old, Chinese Proverb
"The various religions are like different roads converging on the same point. What difference does it make if we follow different routes, provided we arrive at the same destination."
"Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed." --- "VISION IS MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE."
Mainland Assembly of God', Church Marquee
"I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve." ~Albert Schweitzer
GOD. Cause & effect, photons,electrons and gravity, are forever the rulers in our lives, and in the universe.
The truth is always the truth, regardless of misunderstanding, ignorance, or disbelief. jJCn
"If a man hasn't discovered something that he would die for, he isn't fit to live."
~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Detroit Speech; June 23rd,1963
"By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established..." Proverbs 24:3, RSV
"...Respect one another...Return to the virtues that made America great. Our mission...Our responsibility: to make bad men, good, and good men, better...to reach-out to those who need help."
~Gordon B. Hinckley, President,Mormon Church
"My fellow Americans... Pursuing peace, prosperity, and democracy are not new goals. They've been at the heart of an American foreign policy
that down through the years has sought to promote individual freedom and human progress in the world..." President Ronald Reagan, 9/29/1984
"To all those who inhabit our land from California to the New York Island, from the Redwood Forest to the Gulfstream waters, let us provide new hope that prosperity shall not be purchased by poisoning the air, the rivers and the natural resources that are the greatest gift of this continent. We must insist that our children and our grandchildren shall inherit a land which they can truly call America the beautiful..." Senator Edward M. Kennedy, to DNC 8/12/1980.
"...The duty of holding a neutral conduct may be inferred, without anything more from the obligation which justice and humanity impose on every nation, in cases in which it is free to act, to maintain
inviolate the relations of peace and amity toward other nations..." Pres' George Washington, 1796
"...But I think that Points of Light are all of these things and
yet still something more. It's what happens when ordinary people
claim the problems of their community as their own. And it's the
inspiration and awakening to the God-given light from within, lit
from within, and it's the promise of America."
President George H.W. Bush, January 14th,1993
"BE THE CHANGE THAT YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD." ~Mohandas K. Gandhi
"If you do something with noble intentions whatever happens, it's OK."
~David Bloom, Bloom Mobile, NBC War Reporter
"You cannot change what you will not confront." ~Pastor John Hagee
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation
is not to utter words, BUT TO LIVE BY THEM." ~ John F. Kennedy
There are those things that bother you, and should not; and then, there are those things that do not bother you, but should. You know what they are. jJCn
"Genius is knowing the answer before the question." ~J. Robert Oppenheimer
"AN EYE FOR AN EYE CAN LEAD TO A BLIND WORLD." ~Ghandi
"He who angers you, controls you." Marquee, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes-out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope. And, crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep-down
the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."
~Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
"...time; the numbering of motion between the past and the future."
"Don't doubt in the darkness what you believed in the light. Marquee,
First United Methodist Church
THE SPEECH THAT PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY DID NOT DELIVER. November 22nd, 1963
"We in this country, in this generation, are - by destiny rather than choice - the watchmen on the walls of world freedom. We ask, therefore, that we may be worthy of our power and responsibility, that we may exercise our strength with wisdom and restraint, and that we may achieve in our time and for all time the ancient vision of peace on earth, goodwill toward men." ~President John F. Kennedy
Successful people learn from their mistakes sooner, rather than later. Unsuccessful people
do not learn, even later, from their mistakes; all-too-often repeating the same ones. jJCn
"Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind."~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where
there is no path and leave a trail." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
"No man is poor who has had a Godly mother."
"The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining." ~John F. Kennedy
Love's Power: the only way to truly change things for the better. jJCn
"Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children." ~Walter Elias Disney
"Worse than blindness is sight without vision." ~ Helen Keller
"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie --- deliberate, contrived and dishonest --- but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic. Belief in myths allows the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
"Nothing valuable arises from mere ambition or duty, rather, from deep devotion."
"I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among the men the greatest asset I possess, and the way
to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement. There is nothing else that kills
the ambitions of a man as criticizims from his superiors. I never criticize anyone. I believe in giving a man
incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise, but loath to find fault. If I like anything, I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise." ~Charles M. Schwab (You have just read his SECRET.)
DALE B. CARNEGIE has said that those words in the paragraph above,
"ought to be cast in eternal bronze and hung in every home and school,
every shop and office in the land; words that children ought to memorize;
words that will all but transform your life and mine, if we could only live them."
"It is never too late to be what you might have been."
"Life is the best gift; the rest is extra." Swahili proverb
"It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see."
"...Never be limited by what has been done before. ..." --Leonardo da Vinci
"We meet our destiny on the road we take to avoid it." ~Carl Jung
"The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's
foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher."
~Thomas Henry Huxley
"No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding
the other end fastened about his own neck." ~Frederick Douglass, crusader
"Ingenuity is the mother of survival." ~'Survivorman' Les Stroud
If necessity is the Mother of invention, then most-certainly, Ingenuity is indeed the Father. jJCn
If you are at the right place at the wrong time, you are NOT at the right place;
If you are at the right place at the right time, you are at the right place. jJCn
If you are at the wrong place at the wrong time, you are NOT at the wrong place.
If you are at the wrong place at the right time, you ARE at the wrong place.
"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." Proverbs 27:17 NIV
"I will speak ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody."
~Dale B. Carnegie quoting Benjamin Franklin
"We will be a country of generosity and warmth!"... "(Our) My plan will put America first!"...
"I am your voice!"... "I have no patience for injustice!"..."An attack on Law and Order is
an attack on all Americans!"..."I will be your champion in the White House!"
Excerpts from the acceptance speech of Republican Presidential Nominee,
Donald J. Trump, at the Republican National Convention, 7/21/2016
"Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces people into thinking they can't lose."
Bill Gates, Microsoft
"When you change the way you look at things; the things you look at change."
'The Forever Wisdom', "Your imagination is yours alone." Dr. Wayne Dyer
'Knowledge is limited; imagination is not.' jJCn
A day without hope is like a day without sunshine. jJCn
"Everyday is a new learning experience...." TV, 'Elephant family's journey'
"Live each day as if it's your last; one day it will be!" "I shook-up the world!" "I shook-up the world!" Boxing Legend ~Muhammad Ali "If your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough!" ~M. Ali