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Old 05-01-2008, 02:12 PM   #56
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One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks.
- Jack Penn
It's never crowded along the extra mile.
- Wayne Dyer
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
- Robert Louis Stevenson
If you make it plain you like people, it's hard for them to resist liking you back.
- Lois McMaster Bujold
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed to an uncharted land or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.
- Helen Keller
Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.
- Winston Churchill
One of the secrets of life is to make stepping-stones out of stumbling blocks.
- Jack Penn
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
- John Stuart Mill
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
- William Shakespeare
Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door.
- Emily Dickinson
We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda
A sorrow shared is half a sorrow, a joy shared is twice a joy.
- Unknown
Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out.
Patience is genius.
~ Comte de Buffon
The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.
~ Benjamin Disraeli
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
~ Edgar J. Mohn
Here are the two best prayers I know:
'Help me, help me, help me' and
'Thank you, thank you, thank you.'
~ Anne Lamott
Making the decision to have a child--it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. (True!)
~ Elizabeth Stone
The Three Grand Essentials to happiness in this life are
* something to do
* something to love
* and something to hope for
~ Jose Addison
Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect. It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections.
Write the bad things that happen to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble.
~Coleman Cox
"Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead
by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again."
~ Og Mandino
"Pray for a good harvest, but keep on plowing."
~Nancy Otto
"Don't cry because it is over, smile because it happened. "
~ Unknown
You are younger today than you ever will be again. Make use of it for the sake of tomorrow.
- Anonymous

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