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Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work. - Bette Davis

Attention to health is life greatest hindrance. - Plato (427-347 B.C.)

Our minds are finite, and yet even in those circumstances of finitude, we are surrounded by possibilities that are infinite, and the purpose of human life is to grasp as much as we can out of that infinitude. - Alfred North Whitehead

Be not a slave of words. - Thomas Carlyle

Be tolerant of the human race. Your whole family belongs to it -- and some of your spouse's family does too. - Anonymous

Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so. - Chesterfield, Lord

"If I try to be like him, who will try to be like me." - Yiddish Proverb

Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music. - Angela Monet

"The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions." - Claude Levi-Strauss

Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth. - Will Rogers (1879-1935)

Being in therapy is great. I spend an hour just talking about myself. It's kinda like being the guy on a date. - Caroline Rhea

Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting. - Karl Wallenda

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. - Margaret Thatcher

Believe me! The secret of reaping the greatest fruitfulness and the greatest enjoyment from life is to live dangerously! - Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)

Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it. - Andre Gide

Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true! - Elizabeth Barret Browning

Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world. - George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot. - Anonymous

Beware of small expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship. - Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge." - Albert Einstein

"Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so." - David Grayson (1890-1990)

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

By all means marry. If you get a good wife you will become happy, and if you get a bad one you will become a philosopher. - Socrates

Children are a poor man's riches. - English Proverb

Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners. - Anonymous

Change before you have to. - Jack Welch

"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." - Walter Winchell

Call on God, but row away from the rocks. - Indian proverb

Trouble is a part of your life, and if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough. - Dinah Shore

Count your age with friends but not with years. - Anonymous

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear-not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave. - Mark Twain

Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick you harder than you bargained for. - Stanislaus

The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else do it wrong, without commenting. - T. H. White

"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." - John Wooden

When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other. - Eric Hoffer

Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: and yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. - Matthew 6: 28-29

"Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and these ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." - Robert F. Kennedy

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects. - Herman Melville

Coffee is a beverage that puts one to sleep when not drank. - Alphonse Allais

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. - Clive James

"It is one of the beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads." - Erica Jong

"Speak when you are angry, and you will make the best speech you will ever regret." - Ambrose Bierce

"Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for." - Joseph Addison

"Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost." - Robert H. Schuller

"Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself." - Robert Ingersoll

C is for cookie, it's good enough for me; oh cookie cookie cookie starts with C. - Cookie Monster

Every man's work, whether it be literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself. - Samel Butler

Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parent, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers. - Socrates

Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace. - Schweitzer, Albert

Dieu me pardonnera. C'est son métier. (God will forgive me. It's his job) - Heinrich Heine

"I'll sleep when I'm dead." - Warren Zevon

"Perhaps, if I am very lucky, the feeble efforts of my lifetime will someday be noticed, and maybe in some small way, they will be acknowledged as the greatest works of genius ever creates by Man." - Jack Handy

Remember, hope is a good thing; maybe the best of things. No good thing ever dies. - Tim Robbins as Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption

"Dreams are extremely important. You can't do it unless you imagine it." - George Lucas

"If you don't risk anything, you risk even more." - Erica Jong

"Remember happiness doesn't depend upon who you are or what you have; it depends solely upon what you think." - Dale Carnegie

"Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have." - Doris Mortman

Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

"I'd like to be the sort of the friend that you have been to me;
I'd like to be the help that you've always been glad to be;
I'd like to mean as much to you each minute of the day
As you have meant, old friend of mine, to me along the way."
-Edgar A. Guest-

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist. - Epicurus

Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. - George E. Woodberry

"Nothing is as real as a dream. The world can change around you, but your dream will not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because the dream is within you, no one can take it away." - Tom Clancy

Defending the truth is not something one does out of a sense of duty or to allay guilt complexes, but is a reward in itself. - Peter Bechmann

"You can't trust your eyes if your imagination is out of focus" - anonymous

"A true hero will die content with the knowledge that the ones he saved will never know his name" - anonymous

"Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either." - Golda Meir

"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream." - Edgar Allen Poe

"To be nobody but yourself- in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting." - e. e. cummings

"This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." - Winston Churchill

Today's Christmas should mean creating happy hours for tomorrow and reliving those of yesterday. - Gladys Taber

Friends will keep you sane, Love could fill your heart, A lover can warm your bed, But lonely is the soul without a mate. - David Pratt

"If you're able to be yourself, then you have no competition. All you have to do is get closer and closer to that essence." - Barbara Cook

"The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless." - Jean Jacques Rousseau

Success is never final. - Winston Churchill

"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the Earth are never alone or weary of life." - Rachel Carson

"You must learn day by day, year by year, to broaden your horizon. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about, the more you have left when anything happens." - Ethel Barrymore

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws. - Plato

"Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed." - Sydney Smith

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest. - Confucius

"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time." - Abraham Lincoln

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks. - Herodotus

Great Spirit, help me never to judge another until I have walked in his moccasins. - Sioux Indian Prayer

Time is but the stream I go a-fishin in. I drink at it, but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. It's thin current slides away, but eternity remains. - Henry David Thoreau

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. - Lao Tzu

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save. - Will Rogers

Happiness is inward, and not outward; and so, it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are. - Henry Van Dyke

Happiness is just an illusion caused by the temporary absence of reality. - Anonymous

We are all born charming, fresh, and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society. - Judith Martin, "Miss Manners"

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. - Albert Camus

It takes less time to do a thing right, than it does to explain why you did it wrong. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble." - Mark Twain, Following the Equator

Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experience. - George Santayana

Happiness: An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another. - Anonymous

Happy campers you have been, happy campers you are, and happy campers you will always be. - J. Danforth Quayle

Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illumines it. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac. - George Carlen

"How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children." - Charles Darwin, letter to Rev. William Darwin Fox, March 7, 1852

Be like the bird in flight… pausing a while on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, yet sings knowing yet, that she has wings. - Victor Hugo