Pondering

 
What if change is easier than you thought?
John James
 
The highest expression of civilization is not its art but the supreme tenderness that people are strong enough to feel and show toward one another.
Norman Cousins
 
Technology...the knack of so arranging the world so that we don't have to experience it.
Max Frisch
 
The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things that we know best.
Paul VaLearn
 
If the only tool that you have is a hammer, you tend to treat everything like a nail.Abraham Maslow
 
Levity elevates gravity into reality.
Lewis Quinby
 
Everybody's favorite radio station WII FM, What's In It For Me ?
John Anderson
 
Everybody is good at what they do.
Anonymous
 
We have met the enemy and they is us.
POGO
 
Outside of a book, a dog is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it is too dark to read. Groucho Marx
 
Love is effort over time.
Anonymous
 
There are two kinds of truth, trivial and profound. The opposite of a trivial truth is a falsehood, the opposite of a profound truth is another profound truth.
Neil Bohr
 
Do unto others as you would have then do unto you....
Golden Rule
 
Whining is anger forced through a very small opening.
Lewis Quinby
 
Success is a choice, not a gift.
Anonymous
 
There is only one success, to spend your life in your own way.
Christopher Morley
 
You are bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
Kahil Gibran
 
The strongest memory is weaker than the palest ink.
Anonymous
 
If you are planning for a year, sow rice...
If you are planning for a decade, plant a tree...
If you are planning for a lifetime, educate a person...
Chinese Proverb
 
"OM" is the dial-tone of the Universe.
Herb Caen
 
Often, the fact that you ask Questions is more important than the answers you get.  Lewis Quinby
 
Time flies like an arrow, Fruit flies like a banana.
Anonymous
 
A rut is a grave with both ends open.
Anonymous
 
He that cannot obey, cannot command.
Ben Franklin
 
Zen student to the hot-dog vendor, "Make me one with everything"
Anonymous 

TODAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE - birds of a feather flock together - A NARROW MIND HAS A BROAD TONGUE - the reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work - THERE IS MORE TO LIFE THAN INCREASING ITS SPEED - no one gets too old to learn a new way of being stupid - THE JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH A SINGLE STEP - too much of the world is run on the theory you don't need road manners if you are driving a five ton truck - HE WHO IS KNOWN AS AN EARLY RISER CAN STAY IN BED TILL NOON - when you see a situation you cannot understand, look for the financial interest - IT IS BETTER TO BE A HAS-BEEN THAN ONE WHO NEVER WAS - if jacks in love he is no judge of jills beauty - WE DIDN'T ALL COME OVER ON THE SAME SHIP, BUT WE ARE ALL IN THE SAME BOAT - after learning the tricks of the trade, many of us think we know the trade - THOSE WHO CANNOT REMEMBER THE PAST ARE CONDEMNED TO REPEAT IT - there is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action - HE THAT LIVES ON HOPE HAS BUT A SLENDER DIET - if god had meant for people to go nude they would have been born that way - THOSE WHO DENY FREEDOM TO OTHERS DESERVE IT NOT FOR THEMSELVES - one of these days is none of these days - THERE ARE TWO SIDES OF EVERY QUESTION AND IF YOU WANT TO BE POPULAR YOU TAKE BOTH - logic is the art of going wrong with confidence - ALL LOOKS YELLOW TO A JAUNDICED EYE - the man who is too old to learn was probably always to old to learn - ITS WHAT YOU LEARN AFTER YOU KNOW IT ALL THAT COUNTS - the rich man need not beg a welcome - CASTLES IN THE AIR ARE ALL RIGHT UNTIL WE TRY TO MOVE INTO THEM - to most of us it would be very convenient if god were a rascal - THE ONLY SURE THING ABOUT LUCK IS THAT IT WILL CHANGE - it is difficult to see the picture when you are inside the frame - WE HEAR AND APPREHEND ONLY WHAT WE ALREADY HALF KNOW - when you probe unseen places use protection - A REAL CHRISTIAN IS A PERSON WHO CAN GIVE HIS PET PARROT TO THE TOWN GOSSIP - the dog that trots about finds a bone - THE MOST WELCOME PERSON IS THE ONE WHO KNOWS WHEN TO GO - he who loses his head is usually the last one to miss it - ONE MEETS HIS DESTINY OFTEN IN THE ROAD HE TAKES TO AVOID IT - he that has but four and spends five, has no need for a purse - MANY A LIVE WIRE WOULD BE A DEAD ONE BUT FOR HIS CONNECTIONS - the vow that binds too strictly snaps itself - LIFE IS LIKE PLAYING A VIOLIN SOLO IN PUBLIC AND LEARNING THE INSTRUMENT AS ONE GOES ON - nothing so needs reforming as other peoples habits - IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED, YOU ARE RUNNING ABOUT AVERAGE - the fellow who is a good sport has to lose to prove it - IT IS EASIER TO FIGHT FOR ONES PRINCIPALS THAN TO LIVE UP TO THEM - easy street is a blind alley - IT WOULD BE A SWELL WORLD IF EVERYONE WAS AS PLEASANT AS THE FELLOW WHO IS TRYING TO SKIN YOU - to say the right thing at the right time, keep still most of the time - WHEN IT COMES TO HELPING YOU SOME PEOPLE STOP AT NOTHING - the growth in wisdom can be accurately gauged by the drop in ill temper - THERE ARE VISUAL ERRORS IN TIME AS WELL AS SPACE - one thing in favor of a polka-dot tie is that one more spot doesn't matter - OCCASIONALLY YOU MEET A PERSON WHO THINKS HE IS ALL SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD - you never know how many friends you have until you put in a swimming pool - IT IS BETTER TO RISK SAVING A GUILTY PERSON THAN TO CONDEMN AN INNOCENT ONE - no question is so difficult as that to which the answer is obvious - THE MAN WHO WAITS FOR THINGS TO TURN UP HAS HIS EYES FIXED ON HIS TOES - when the cup is full carry it even - KNOWLEDGE AND TIMBER SHOULDN'T BE MUCH USED UNTIL THEY ARE WELL SEASONED - nothing is impossible to the man who doesn't have to do it himself. Thanks to ART 101 Atlanta Georgia, Kenneth L. Grooms

Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.
Alexander Graham Bell
 
Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy, sweat will get you change.
Jesse Jackson
 
Struggle always comes before success. For most artists, when they have arrived at what the public and critics term success...all the pain and struggle--all the strife and anxiety that preceded--is forgotten.
Jascha Heifetz, violinist
 
 All men dream but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity,: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes to make it possible.
T.E. Lawrence
 
Solve it. Solve it quickly, solve it right or wrong. If you solve it wrong, it will come back and slap you in the face, and then you can solve it right. Lying dead in the water and doing nothing is a comfortable alternative because it is without risk, but it is an absolutely fatal way to manage a business.
Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
 
Some have a talent for working themselves, while others have a talent for setting others to work. Which is more valuable?...I think a man ought to have both. If he can't, I think he ought to be able to work himself. The ability to work hard is, perhaps, the most valuable aid to success.
Theodore Roosevelt
 
Do what you're afraid to do. When you run away because you are afraid to do something big, you pass opportunity by.
W. Clement Stone
 
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
 
Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will.
W. Clement Stone

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say "We've no money for butter."
And I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit.
You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickles for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beer mats and things in boxes.
But meanwhile we must stay respectable
And must not shame the children;
They mind more, even than we do, being noticeable.
We will keep dry with sensible clothes
And spend according to good value, and do what's best
To bring the best for us and for our children.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now,
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old and start to wear purple.