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Quote of the Week


Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.
Irving Berlin (American musician: 1888-1989)


I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, 
and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.

Stephen Hawking (American physicist: 1942-    )


Everybody's got a different way of telling a story - and has different stories to tell.
Keith Richards (English musician: 1943-   )


Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
Frank Zappa (American musician: 1940-   )


Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
Allen Saunders (American writer: 1899-1986)


Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr. (American author: 1940-    )


A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (American president: 1882-1945)


As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.
Buddy Hackett (American comedian: 1924-2003)


If you are going through hell, keep going.
Winston Churchill (British statesman & prime minister: 1874-1965)


Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (American poet: 1803-1882)


In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Thomas Jefferson (American president: 1743-1826)


There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
Oscar Wilde (Irish dramatist: 1854-1900)


It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Henry David Thoreau (American author: 1817-1862)


It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Albert Einstein (German-Swiss-American physicist: 1879-1955)


All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward.
Ellen Glasgow (American novelist: 1874-1945)


You can never plan the future by the past.
Edmund Burke (Irish statesman: 1729-1797)


Music is the shorthand of emotion.
Leo Tolstoy (Russian novelist: 1828-1910)


If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?
John Wooden (American basketball coach: 1910-2010)


It ain't over till it's over.
Yogi Berra (American baseball player: 1925-   )


They are ill discoverers who imagine no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
Francis Bacon (English philosopher: 1561-1626)


If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
George S. Patton (American soldier: 1885-1945)


Men have become the tools of their tools.
Henry David Thoreau (American author: 1817-1862)


Winners never quit and quitters never win.
Vince Lombardi (American football coach: 1913-1970)


Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A. Edison (American inventor: 1847-1931)


Most tyrannies have been possible because men moved too late. It is often essential to resist a tyranny before it exists.
It is no answer to say, with a distant optimism, that the scheme is only in the air. 
A blow from a hatchet can only be parried while it is in the air.
G.K. Chesterton (English writer: 1874-1936)


I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 
26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.
I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.
Michael Jordan (American basketball player: 1983-   )


Never complain and never explain.
Benjamin Disraeli (British statesman: 1804-1881)


Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.
Albert Einstein (German-Swiss-American physicist: 1879-1955)


Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
Plutarch (Greek philosopher: 46-120)


A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.
Marshall McLuhan (Canadian sociologist: 1911-1980)


Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.
Daniel J. Boorstin (American historian: 1914-2004)


It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up.
Vince Lombardi (American coach: 1913-1970)


An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.
Red Auerbach (American basketball coach: 1917-2006)


Ambition should be made of sterner stuff.
William Shakespeare (English dramatist: 1564-1616)


Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it.
George Santayana (American philosopher: 1863-1952)


Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
Abraham Lincoln (American president: 1809-1865)


It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
Robert W. Service (Canadian poet: 1874-1958)


The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.
John Milton (English poet: 1608-1674)


Delay is preferable to error.
Thomas Jefferson (American president: 1743-1826)


Because a thing seems difficult for you, do not think it is impossible for anyone to accomplish.
Marcus Aurelius (Roman emperor: 121-180)


He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.
Napoleon Bonaparte (French leader: 1769-1821)


Common sense is not so common.
Voltaire (French writer: 1694-1778)


A jug fills drop by drop.
Buddha (563-463 BC)


After coming in contact with a religious man I always feel I must wash my hands.
Friedrick Nietzsche (German philosopher: 1844-1900)


Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain ... and most fools do.
Benjamin Franklin (American politician: 1706-1790)


A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
Lau Tzu (Chinese philosopher: 6th cen. BC)


Neither blame nor praise yourself.
Plutarch (Greek philosopher: 46-120)


To go beyond is as wrong as to fall short.
Confucius (Chinese philosopher: 551-479 BC)


The whole purpose of education is turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris (American journalist: 1917-1986)


He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
Muhammad Ali (Boxer: 1942-    )


A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Winston Churchill (British prime minister: 1874-1965)


At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.
W. Somerset Maugham (British playwright: 1874-1965)


Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex ... 
It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
Albert Einstein (German-Swiss-American physicist: 1879-1955)


The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward (American writer: 1921-1994)


    
 

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