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Friday, August 15, 2008

Changing The World

When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn't change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn't change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Newer Quotes

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.

It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness. --Chinese proverb

As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people the permission to do the same. --Nelson Mandela

Remember, a small light will do a great deal when it is in a very dark place. Put one little tallow candle in the middle of a large hall, and it will give a good deal of light. --Dwight L. Moody

Be your own hero, it's cheaper than a movie ticket. --Doug Horton

It is a funny thing about life: If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it. --Somerset Maugham

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. --Victor Borge

Go the extra mile. It's never crowded.

To be loved, be lovable. --Ovid

I thank You God for most this amazing day; for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes. --e.e. cummings

Inches make champions. --Vince Lombardi

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. --Marianne Williamson

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. --Philo

Do not ask the Lord to guide your footsteps, if you are not willing to move your feet. --Anonymous

What I am doing today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it.

The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.

Mans heart away from nature becomes hard. Standing Bear

It's tough to get ahead when you waste your time getting even. - Lou Holtz

The generation that criticizes the younger generation is the one that raised it.

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; When health is lost, something is lost; When character is lost, all is lost! German Proverb

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. Cherie Carter-Scott

If your life is not all you want it to be, it may be that you have some forgiving to do.

The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. G.K. Chesterton

Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. Conrad Hilton

Only an open heart understands that everyone who enters our life is a guest bearing a gift. Sometimes we must seek out the gift.. – Susan L. Taylor

The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend. — Henry David Thoreau

We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies. — Roderick Thorp

Peace rules the day where reason rules the mind. Wilkie Collins

And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln

Beware the barrenness of a busy life. Socrates

Some people succeed because they are destined to, but most people succeed because they are determined to.

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

Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love. Erich Fromm

The family fireside is the best of schools. Arnold Glasgow

Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realizing you were the prisoner. Max Lucado

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done. C.S. Lewis

Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great. Cher

A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.

What do we live for; if it is not to make life less difficult for each other? George Eliot

The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side. - Margaret Carty