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Thought of the Month (top quotations)

The reason we keep a "thought of the month" is to create a special focus on a concept, idea, spiritual principle, or other inspiring tidbit from history.

   
Editor's Note: We've made a commitment never to post a quote to this page without learning the history and background of WHO said the quote, WHERE they said it, and WHY they said it, to the extent we can determine. Try this process with your own "thoughts" and see if you don't expand your own knowledge and understanding of great people and leaders from our past.

"I have a little book where I write down proverbs and sayings. Over the years the book has started to fill up. Today I added some from [AspireNow: Thought of the month]. Thank you!" ~ Heidi K. (CA, USA)
   
Current Year
   

11

2011: Year of the Rabbit (Metal Rabbit, begins February 3, 2011)

 

March, 2011

"We cannot change the past, but we can change our attitude toward it. Uproot guilt and plant forgiveness. Tear out arrogance and seed humility. Exchange love for hate -- thereby making the present comfortable and the future promising." -- Maya Angelou, American Dancer, Actress, Author, and Poet

 

March, 2011

"Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'" -- Robin Williams, American Actor and Comedian

 

February, 2011

"Now all that is left is for you to become yourself." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German Poet, Writer and Polymath

 

January, 2011

"We have it in our power to begin the world over again." -- Thomas Paine, American Statesman and Writer

 

10

2010: Year of the Tiger (begins February 14, 2010)

 

December, 2010

"What seems to us as bitter trials are often blessings in disguise." -- Oscar Wilde, Author & Poet

 

November, 2010

"Live, laugh, and love vividly. Play music, paint, dance, kiss, and rejoice with life. Tell those you care deeply about you love them. And never stop exploring the possibilities life offers you." ~ Scott Andrews, Founder of AspireNow & CEO of ARRiiVE Business Solutions, Author, and Entrepreneur

 

October, 2010

"‎I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself." ~ Aldous Huxley, Author

 

September, 2010

"The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by obvious realities. We need men and women who can dream of things that never were." ~ John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the USA

 

August, 2010

"Forever is composed of NOWS." ~ Emily Dickenson, American Author

 

July, 2010

"The unity of freedom has never relied on the uniformity of opinion." ~ John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the USA

 

June, 2010

"Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity." ~ Charles Mingus, Jazz Musician, Band Leader, and Song-writer

 

May, 2010

"With self-discipline most anything is possible." ~ Theodore Roosevelt, American 26th US President (1901 - 1909)

 
April, 2010 

"The beauty of a great idea lies in the art of using it." ~ Thomas Edison, American Inventor

 

March, 2010

"Trust that little voice in your head that says, 'Wouldn't it be interesting if...' And then do it." ~ Duane Michals, American Photographer

 

February, 2010

"Finding your right work is like finding your own soul in the world.." -- Thomas Moore

 

January, 2010

"When he took time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself." -- Tibetan Proverb

 

09

 

2009: Year of the Ox (begins January 26, 2009)

 

December, 2009

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 We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~ Winston Churchill
   
 

2009: Year of the Ox (begins January 26, 2009)

 

09

 

December, 2009

"We grow a little every time we do not take advantage of somebody's weakness." -- Bern Williams

"Dreams are not the ones which come when you sleep, but they are the ones which will not let you sleep."
- Unknown

 

 And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." 
- Anais Nin

"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." - Sir Winston Churchill

"One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." - Andre Gide

"The closer you live to God, the smaller everything else appears... Living for God's glory is the greatest achievement we can accomplish with our lives... Life is a test, a trust, and a temporary assignment." - Rick Warren

"The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. " - Vincent Lombardi

"Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." - Will Smith in the movie, Hitch

"Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the right to do the same." - Voltaire

 

November, 2009

"If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance." -- Bern Williams

 

"When he took time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself." -- Tibetan Proverb

 

 

 

 

 

September, 2009

"We grow in direct proportion to the amount of chaos we can sustain and dissipate." ~ I. Prigogine (Belgian Chemist & Founder of Dissipation Theory)

 

August, 2009

"When he took time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself." -- Tibetan Proverb

 

July, 2009

"We grow a little every time we do not take advantage of somebody's weakness." -- Bern Williams

 

June, 2009

"If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance." -- Bern Williams

 

May, 2009

"When he took time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself." -- Tibetan Proverb

 

April, 2009

"We grow a little every time we do not take advantage of somebody's weakness." -- Bern Williams

 

March, 2009

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." -- G. Bernard Shaw (Irish Playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature 1925)

 

February, 2009

"Change." -- Tibetan Proverb

 

January, 2009

"WCHANGE." -- Bern Williams

 

2008: Year of the Rat-Earth (begins February 7, 2008)

 

08

 

December, 2008

"Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality." -- Abraham Lincoln (former American President)

 

November, 2008

"The best revenge is massive success." -- Frank Sinatra (American pop-swing music Grammy Award winner and Oscar Award winning Actor)

 

October, 2008

"EDIT our spiritual life but also our more general attitude toward love is that our feelings are all that is going on. And so to us the totality of love is what we feel. But to really love someone requires commitment, fidelity, and vulnerability." -- Rev. Brian Kolodiejchuck

 

September, 2008

"Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option." -- Mark Twain (Steamboat Pilot, Miner, Inventor, Author, known as "The Father of American Literature)

 

August, 2008

"Your close relationships are either a catalyst for manifesting what you really want, or they're a hindrance to your manifestation. If you truly value the power of love in your life, you owe it to yourself to discover how to tap into the power of your relationship as a force for manifestation." -- Drs. Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks (Relationship Counselors, Authors)

 

July, 2008

"Every negative event contains within it the seed of an equal or greater benefit." -- Napoleon Hill

 

June, 2008

"There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear." -- David Mahoney, Executive and Philanthropist

 

May, 2008

"The tendency in our spiritual life but also our more general attitude toward love is that our feelings are all that is going on. And so to us the totality of love is what we feel. But to really love someone requires commitment, fidelity, and vulnerability." -- Rev. Brian Kolodiejchuck

 

April, 2008

"Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality." -- Abraham Lincoln (former American President)

 

March, 2008

"The best revenge is massive success." -- Frank Sinatra (American pop-swing music Grammy Award winner and Oscar Award winning Actor)

 

February, 2008

"We are all born for love... it is the principle existence and it's only end." -- Benjamin Disraeli

 

January, 2008

"An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea." -- Hindu Prince Guatama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism.

 

07

2007: Year of the Pig-Fire (begins February 18, 2007)

 

December, 2007

"What I know for sure is that what you give comes back to you." -- Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine (TV Host)

 

November, 2007

"How do you know if you are an entrepreneur? It starts with realizing a passion and then making the decision to chase it. You never give up even if everyone believes what you are doing is wrong." -- Daryl Snyder, CEO, Ojeez (business networking)

 

October, 2007

"Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (British Playwright)

 

September, 2007

"Our power is not so much in us as through us." -- Harry Emerson Fosdick (American clergyman)

 

August, 2007

"Many of life's failures are people who didn't realize how close they were to success when they gave up." -- Thomas Alva Edison (master inventor)

 

July, 2007

"The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it." -- Plutarch

 

June, 2007

"Life's more than breath and the quick round of blood; it is a great spirit and busy heart." -- Philip James Bailey (Festus)

 

May, 2007

"Let the clean air blow the cobwebs from your body. Air is medicine." -- Lillian Russell

 

April, 2007

"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." -- Anne Bradstreet

 

March, 2007

"We find greatest joy, not in getting, but in expressing what we are. Men do not really live for honors or for pay; their gladness is not the taking and holding, but in doing, the striving, the building, the living. It is a higher joy to teach than to be taught. It is good to get justice, but better to do it; fun to have things but more to make them. The happy man is he who lives the life of love, not for the honors it may bring, but for the life itself." -- R.J. Baughan
 

February, 2007

"If a man does his best, what else is there?" -- George Patton (Famous US Military General during WWII)

 

January, 2007

"A gardener who cultivates his own garden with his own hands, united in his own person the three different characters, of landlord, farmer, and laborer. His produce, therefore, should pay him the rent of the first, the profit of the second, and the wages of the third." -- Adam Smith

 

 

October, 2009

"When he took time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself." -- Tibetan Proverb

 

September, 2009

"We grow in direct proportion to the amount of chaos we can sustain and dissipate." ~ I. Prigogine (Belgian Chemist & Founder of Dissipation Theory)

 

August, 2009

"When he took time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself." -- Tibetan Proverb

 

July, 2009

"We grow a little every time we do not take advantage of somebody's weakness." -- Bern Williams

 

June, 2009

"If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance." -- Bern Williams

 

May, 2009

"When he took time to help the man up the mountain, lo, he scaled it himself." -- Tibetan Proverb

 

April, 2009

"We grow a little every time we do not take advantage of somebody's weakness." -- Bern Williams

 

March, 2009

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." -- G. Bernard Shaw (Irish Playwright, Nobel Prize in Literature 1925)

 

February, 2009

"Change." -- Tibetan Proverb

 

January, 2009

"WCHANGE." -- Bern Williams

 

2008: Year of the Rat-Earth (begins February 7, 2008)

 

08

 

December, 2008

"Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality." -- Abraham Lincoln (former American President)

 

November, 2008

"The best revenge is massive success." -- Frank Sinatra (American pop-swing music Grammy Award winner and Oscar Award winning Actor)

 

October, 2008

"EDIT our spiritual life but also our more general attitude toward love is that our feelings are all that is going on. And so to us the totality of love is what we feel. But to really love someone requires commitment, fidelity, and vulnerability." -- Rev. Brian Kolodiejchuck

 

September, 2008

"Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option." -- Mark Twain (Steamboat Pilot, Miner, Inventor, Author, known as "The Father of American Literature)

 

August, 2008

"Your close relationships are either a catalyst for manifesting what you really want, or they're a hindrance to your manifestation. If you truly value the power of love in your life, you owe it to yourself to discover how to tap into the power of your relationship as a force for manifestation." -- Drs. Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks (Relationship Counselors, Authors)

 

July, 2008

"Every negative event contains within it the seed of an equal or greater benefit." -- Napoleon Hill

 

June, 2008

"There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear." -- David Mahoney, Executive and Philanthropist

 

May, 2008

"The tendency in our spiritual life but also our more general attitude toward love is that our feelings are all that is going on. And so to us the totality of love is what we feel. But to really love someone requires commitment, fidelity, and vulnerability." -- Rev. Brian Kolodiejchuck

 

April, 2008

"Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality." -- Abraham Lincoln (former American President)

 

March, 2008

"The best revenge is massive success." -- Frank Sinatra (American pop-swing music Grammy Award winner and Oscar Award winning Actor)

 

February, 2008

"We are all born for love... it is the principle existence and it's only end." -- Benjamin Disraeli

 

January, 2008

"An idea that is developed and put into action is more important than an idea that exists only as an idea." -- Hindu Prince Guatama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism.

 

07

2007: Year of the Pig-Fire (begins February 18, 2007)

 

December, 2007

"What I know for sure is that what you give comes back to you." -- Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine (TV Host)

 

November, 2007

"How do you know if you are an entrepreneur? It starts with realizing a passion and then making the decision to chase it. You never give up even if everyone believes what you are doing is wrong." -- Daryl Snyder, CEO, Ojeez (business networking)

 

October, 2007

"Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (British Playwright)

 

September, 2007

"Our power is not so much in us as through us." -- Harry Emerson Fosdick (American clergyman)

 

August, 2007

"Many of life's failures are people who didn't realize how close they were to success when they gave up." -- Thomas Alva Edison (master inventor)

 

July, 2007

"The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it." -- Plutarch

 

June, 2007

"Life's more than breath and the quick round of blood; it is a great spirit and busy heart." -- Philip James Bailey (Festus)

 

May, 2007

"Let the clean air blow the cobwebs from your body. Air is medicine." -- Lillian Russell

 

April, 2007

"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." -- Anne Bradstreet

 

March, 2007

"We find greatest joy, not in getting, but in expressing what we are. Men do not really live for honors or for pay; their gladness is not the taking and holding, but in doing, the striving, the building, the living. It is a higher joy to teach than to be taught. It is good to get justice, but better to do it; fun to have things but more to make them. The happy man is he who lives the life of love, not for the honors it may bring, but for the life itself." -- R.J. Baughan
 

February, 2007

"If a man does his best, what else is there?" -- George Patton (Famous US Military General during WWII)

 

January, 2007

"A gardener who cultivates his own garden with his own hands, united in his own person the three different characters, of landlord, farmer, and laborer. His produce, therefore, should pay him the rent of the first, the profit of the second, and the wages of the third." -- Adam Smith

 

 
 

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06

2006: Year of the Dog -Fire (begins January 29, 2006)

 

December, 2006

"You get the best out of others when you give the best of yourself." -- Harvey S. Firestone

 

November, 2006

"If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would truly astound ourselves." -- Thomas Edison

 

October, 2006

"From what we get, we make a living; what we give, however, makes a life." -- Arthur Ashe

 

September, 2006

"One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests." -- John Stuart Mill

 

August, 2006

"Those who stand for nothing fall for anything." -- Alexander Hamilton

 

July, 2006

"In the perception of the smallest is the secret of clear vision; in the guarding of the weakest is the secret of all strength." -- Lao Tzu

 

June, 2006

"The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity." -- Sir Winston Churchill

 

May, 2006

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, who face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat." -- Theodore Roosevelt, former US President (1901 - 1909)

 

April, 2006

"EDIT If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would truly astound ourselves." -- Thomas Edison

 

March, 2006

"EDIT  what we get, we make a living; what we give, however, makes a life." -- Arthur Ashe

 

February, 2006

"EDIT One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests." -- John Stuart Mill

 

January, 2006

"Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny." -- Mahatma Gandhi 

05

2005: Year of the Rooster - Wood (begins February 9, 2005)

 

December, 2005

"EDIT He who makes excuses accuses himself." -- French Proverb

 

November, 2005

"EDIT In research on college students, a comparison was made between students who enjoyed their lives and studies and students who were least comfortable with their environment. A major difference between the two groups was a sense of underlying purpose in life, which almost twice as many of the former group had." -- Rahman and Khaleque 1996

 

October, 2005

"EDIT es people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it." -- Dr. Karl Menninger

 

September, 2005

"He who makes excuses accuses himself." -- French Proverb

 

August, 2005

"In research on college students, a comparison was made between students who enjoyed their lives and studies and students who were least comfortable with their environment. A major difference between the two groups was a sense of underlying purpose in life, which almost twice as many of the former group had." -- Rahman and Khaleque 1996

 

July, 2005

"Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it." -- Dr. Karl Menninger

 

June, 2005

"You have to find something that you love enough... to take risks, jump over the hurdles and break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you." -- George Lucas (Director of Star Wars Trilogy)

 

May, 2005

"I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living; it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope." -- Dr. Seuss

 

April, 2005

"The possibilities are numerous once we decide to act and not react." -- Gloria Anzaldua

 

March, 2005

"Furthermore, become aware that all structures, inventions and all things fashioned by your hands first existed in your mind as thought-images. You cannot create anything in this world until you have thought that something into existence." -- Dr. Joseph Murphy

 

February, 2005

"Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart." -- Unknown

 

January, 2005

It may be that those who do most, dream most." -- Stephen Leacock

 

04

2004: Year of the Monkey -Wood

December, 2004

"If you stop to be kind, you must swerve often from your path." -- Mary Webb

 

November, 2004

"A candle loses none of its light by lighting another candle." -- Unknown

 

October, 2004

"Love is a better teacher than duty." -- Albert Einstein

 

September, 2004

"For me, faith isn't necessarily about religion. It's about dreams--daring to have them and to risk pursuing them." -- Jon Katz

 

August, 2004

"If you want to walk to a certain place, you must be pointed in the right direction, then start walking toward it, one step at a time." -- Scott Andrews, Founder

 

July, 2004

"I will help weeping ones to smile, by smiling myself, even when it is difficult." -- Paramahansa Yogananda

 

June, 2004

"Do not think that you will begin to act in a great way at some future time; begin now. Do not think that you will act in a great way when you reach a different environment; act in a great way where you are now. Do not think that you will begin to act in a great way when you begin to deal with great things; begin to deal in a great way with small things." -- Wallace D. Wattles

 

May, 2004

"There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way." -- Christopher Morley (American writer, 1890-1957)

 

April, 2004

"Life always bursts the boundaries of formulas." -- Antoine de Sainte Exupery

 

March, 2004

"No noble thing can be done without risks." -- Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

 

February, 2004

"Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills?" -- Kahlil Gibran

 

January, 2004

"An artist if he is truly an artist is only interested in one thing. To wake up the minds of men." -- Marvin Gaye

 

03

2003: Year of the Sheep - Water

 

December, 2003

"There is nothing permanent except change." -- Heraclitus

 

November, 2003

"Give thanks for the unknown blessings already on their way." -- Native American Saying

 

October, 2003

"Ideas are really easy, but getting them to happen is the hard part." -- Bill Joy, former Chief Strategist at Sun Microsystems

 

September, 2003

"Nothing happens unless first a dream." -- Carl Sandburg

 

August, 2003

"You have powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do.
There are no limitations in your mind as to what you cannot do. Don't think you cannot.
Think you can." -- Darwin P. Kingsley

 

July, 2003

"There is a fine line between dreams and reality, it's up to you to draw it." -- B. Quilliam

 

June, 2003

"Just like the falling rainbow, just like the stars in the sky, life should never feel small." -- Vearncombe

 

May, 2003

"When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece." -- John Ruskin

 

April, 2003

"We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies. Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude." -- Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

March, 2003

"Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind." -- John F. Kennedy

 

February, 2003

"In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence." -- Laurence Peters

 

January, 2003

"It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers." -- James Thurber

 

02

2002:  Year of the Horse - Water

 

December, 2002

"Leadership must be demonstrated, not announced." -- Fran Tarkenton

 

November, 2002

"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world." -- Lucille Ball

 

October, 2002

"Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect." -- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

 

September, 2002

"The mind always finds it easier to run, to fight, because then there is something to do.  If you say to the mind, 'Don't do anything,' that is the most difficult thing."  -- Osho 

 

August, 2002

"Better faithful than famous." -- Theodore Roosevelt

 

July, 2002

"It is our choice to react with fear or act with courage.  Instead of the succumbing to the fear and gloom that government, media, and others are promoting, let's embrace action, love, fun, and happiness.  Let's build companies.  Let's invest wisely.   Let's spend for things that will improve our lives.  Let's help others and do good things. Let's fly.  Let's celebrate.  Let's go out and have fun." -- Scott Andrews

 

June, 2002

"Simplicity is the essence of happiness." -- Cedric Bledsoe

 

May, 2002

"If you are waiting for the perfect time to jump from an airplane, you will never jump.  Just take a deep breath and go for it.  It's the same with following our aspirations.  If we know our idea is right, then the time to act upon that idea is now." -- Scott Andrews

 

April, 2002

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.  We ask ourselves, 'who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?'  Actually, who are you not to be?  You are a child of God.  Your playing small doesn't serve the world.  There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.  We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.  It is not just within some of us; it is in everyone.  As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.  As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." -- Nelson Mandela (1994 inaugural speech)

 

March, 2002

"A person who is a master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure." -- Oscar Wilde 

 

February, 2002

"You are a Master.  You might as well get good at it." -- Peter McWilliams (Portable Life 101)

 

January, 2002

"We can't choose our time.  We can only decide what to do with the time given us." -- Gandalf (from  Fellowship of the Ring movie)  

(Gandalf quote copyright 2001, New Line Cinema. )

 

Thought of the Month Archives 

 

01

2001: Year of the Snake - Metal

 

12/01  "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein

11/01  "A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another's." -- Jean Paul Richter

10/01  "It is never too late to give up your prejudices." -- Henry David Thoreau (Walden)

09/01  "Kisses are the food of love." -- Daphne Rose Kingma

08/01  "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;  what is essential is invisible to the eye." -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

07/01  "If you can dream it, you can do it." -- Walt Disney

06/01  "True compassion is not based upon any expectation of a reward for the act done." -- Dalai Lama

05/01  "The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be." -- Bruce Lee

04/01  "Do the very best you can with what you've got." -- Duke Ellington

03/01  "Vision is the art of seeing things invisible." -- Jonathan Swift

02/01  "Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction." -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

01/01  "Success is often preceded by failure. Most successful people fail often before they succeed. Go for it even after you fail, and you will mostly likely eventually succeed." -- Scott Andrews

 

00

2000:  Year of the Dragon - Metal

 

12/00  "All things are connected.  Whatever befalls the earth befalls the children of the earth." -- Chief Seattle

11/00  "You must do the thing you think you cannot do." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

10/00  "The machine has conquered man, man has become a machine, working but no longer living ." -- M. Gandhi

09/00  "Nothing was done unless there was a karakia [prayer].  It was just a whole way of life in those days, to pray. -- Mihi Edwards, Maori Kuia (Elder)

08/00  "Often when the heart is torn with sorrow, spiritually we wander like a traveler lost in a deep wood.  We grow frightened, lose all sense of direction, batter ourselves against trees and rocks in our attempt to find a path.  All the while there is a path -- the path of FAITH -- that leads straight out of the dense tangle of our difficulties into the open road we are seeking."  --  Helen Keller

07/00  "Abundance comes from a state of the heart and spirit." -- S. Andrews

06/00  "Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." -- M. Gandhi

05/00  "The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago.  The second best time is today."  -  Chinese proverb

04/00  "Know yourself."  - Socrates

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