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Quotes July 06, 2019

“Find the right partner when you can. Life is often unforgiving, having someone you love to share it with is invaluable.”
Jonathan Grey
 
 
 
 
“If you have respect for people as they are, you can be more effective in helping them to become better than they are.”
John W. Gardner
 
 
 
 
“Respect is appreciation of the separateness of the other person, of the ways in which he or she is unique.”
Annie Gottlieb
 
 
 
 
“We are constantly being put to the test by trying circumstances and difficult people and problems not necessarily of our own making.”
Terry Brooks
 
 
 
 
“It is more profitable to stay aware of trends generally, yet concentrate your energies on simply writing the best novel you know how to write. Don’t chase the market. Write the novel that is in you.”
Jack Bickham, Author & University Professor of Creative Writing program
 
 
 
 
When you look at people who are thriving in their jobs, you notice that they didn’t find them, they made them.
Ashley Goodall,
business executive
 
 
 
 
It is no use to grumble and complain; It’s just as cheap and easy to rejoice; When God sorts out the weather and sends rain – Why, rain’s my choice.
James Whitcomb Riley, 1849-1916
 
 
 
 
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
Will Rogers
 
 
 
 
I’ve seen a look in dogs’ eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.
John Steinbeck
 
 
 
 
Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.
Franklin P. Jones
 
 
 
 
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
Andy Rooney
 
 
 
 
If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
James Thurber
 
 
 
 
You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, “Wow, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!’
Dave Barry
 
 
 
 
If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.
Phil Pastoret
 
 
 
 
Politicians would be wise to heed what President Harry Truman said, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”

Quotes July 03, 2019

Stress is like spice — in the right proportion it enhances the flavor of a dish. Too little produces a bland, dull meal; too much may choke you.
Donald Tubesing,
pastor, author and speaker

 
 
 
 
In whatever you do, strive to be the best at it.
Aliko Dangote,
industrialist and business magnate
 
 
 
 
Whatever you’ve accomplished, there’s always more to experience.
Alicia Witt,
actress and musician
 
 
 
 
At first I wasn’t sure that I had the talent … but I did know I had an intense fear of failure, and that fear compelled me to fight off anything that might abet it.
Gordon Parks,
photographer and documentarian

Quotes June 20, 2019

I guess that’s just the life of an inventor: what people do with your ideas takes you totally by surprise.
Stephanie Kwolek,
inventor of industrial fibers used in Kevlar
 
 
 
 
I went to all the big names that you could think of and they said, ‘We don’t need it — no woman has asked us for that.’ So I went into manufacturing myself.
Marion Donovan,
inventor of Pampers diapers
 
 
 
 
I wish to avail myself of all that is already known and then if possible add my mite to help on the future worker who will attain final success.
Wilbur Wright,
co-inventor of the first successful airplane
 
 
 
 
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
Benjamin Disraeli,
former British prime minister
 
 
 
 
I’ve never really taken anything very seriously. I enjoy life because I enjoy making other people enjoy it.
Tim Conway,
comedian, actor, writer and director
 
 
 
 
One of the things that attracted me to economics was its importance in improving people’s lives.
Alice Rivlin,
economist
 
 
 
 
If you’re aware and you’re high-energy, the ball will eventually bounce your way and you’ll be able to make plays.
Jeremy Lin,
professional basketball player
 
 
 
 
All creative people want to do the unexpected.
Hedy Lamarr,
actress and inventor of spread spectrum communication technology
 
 
 
 
It’s so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don’t say it.
Sam Levenson,
humorist
 
 
 
 
The present enables us to understand the past, not the other way round.
A.J.P. Taylor,
historian
 
 
 
 
When you’re working with your friends, it doesn’t feel like it’s work.
Ken Jeong,
actor, comedian and physician
 
 
 
 
It can be very expensive to try to convince the markets you are right.
Ed Seykota,
system trading pioneer
 
 
 
 
The universe is keeping us on our toes.
Patrick Brady,
physicist, after the collision of two neutron stars and potential merger of three black holes
 
 
 
 
Confidence and doubt are at two ends of the scale, and you need both. They balance each other out.
Barbra Streisand,
singer
 
 
 
 
[We] thought that once we’d climbed the mountain, it was unlikely anyone would ever make another attempt.
Sir Edmund Hillary,
mountaineer who, with Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, was the first climber to reach Mount Everest’s summit
 
 
 
 
Feed the soul, starve the ego.
Adam Goldstein,
DJ known as DJ AM
 
 
 
 
I always say you should be very careful with the voices you listen to. And my closest voices have always told me, “You can.”
Becky Hammon,
assistant NBA coach
 
 
 
 
Once you’ve weighed the possibilities, you have to take that final leap of faith.
Ted Turner,
media magnate and philanthropist
 
 
 
 
Men and women are like right and left hands; it doesn’t make sense not to use both.
Jeannette Rankin,
politician and first woman to hold federal office in the US
 
 
 
 
Every small cyclone or tsunami teaches you how to deal with the bigger ones. If you don’t learn from the past experiences, you will drown.
Krishan Kumar,
municipal sustainability director in India
 
 
 
 
There’s no other country in the world that has a system where someone [who’s been fired and is broke] could turn a simple idea and hard work into a company that employs more than 400,000 people and has created thousands of successful millionaires.
Bernard Marcus,
businessman
 
 
 
 
What would life be like if we only did what is necessary?
Andreas Nikolaus “Niki” Lauda,
three-time Formula 1 racing champion
 
 
 
 
I like the idea of showing that you can go through a lot and still be on your feet, still be working, and still be positive about life. And that you can still think that the best thing is around the corner.
Gloria Vanderbilt,
fashion designer and artist
 
 
 
 
To take myself too seriously is the gentle kiss of death.
Leon Redbone,
jazz and blues singer-songwriter and guitar player

Quotes May 16, 2019

I’ve never really taken anything very seriously. I enjoy life because I enjoy making other people enjoy it.
Tim Conway,
comedian, actor, writer and director
1933-2019
 
 
One of the things that attracted me to economics was its importance in improving people’s lives.
Alice Rivlin,
economist
1931-2019
 
 
I guess that’s just the life of an inventor: what people do with your ideas takes you totally by surprise.
Stephanie Kwolek,
inventor of industrial fibers used in Kevlar
 
 
I went to all the big names that you could think of and they said, ‘We don’t need it — no woman has asked us for that.’ So I went into manufacturing myself.
Marion Donovan,
inventor of Pampers diapers
 
 
I wish to avail myself of all that is already known and then if possible add my mite to help on the future worker who will attain final success.
Wilbur Wright,
co-inventor of the first successful airplane
 
 
Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation.
Dean Kamen,
engineer, businessman and inventor of the Segway vehicle
 
 
All you need is one person to say yes to an idea.
Joy Mangano
inventor and entrepreneur
 
 
I’m a crazy inventor … and my name is in the dictionary and I’m very pleased.
Rube Goldberg,
cartoonist, engineer and inventor
 
 
Even a secret agent can’t lie to a Jewish mother.
Peter Malkin,
former Israeli secret agent

Quotes & Images May 15, 2019


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Images May 08, 2019


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Music May 07, 2019

There are some people who could hear you speak a thousand words and still not understand you. And there are others who will understand without you even speaking a word.
Yasmin Mogahed
 
 
 
 
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
Benjamin Franklin
 
 
 
 
Don’t get mad. Don’t get even. Do better. Much better. Rise above. Become so engulfed in your own success that you forget ever happened.
Donald Driver
 
 
 
 
Kindness is just love with its workboots on.
The House Bunny movie
 
 
 
 
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.
Emma Stone
 
 
 
 
Always remember be kind, be fair, be honest, be true, and all of these things will come back to you.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
I prefer to earn it. It makes me appreciate it more.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
Running away from your problems is a race you will never win.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
You know the truth by the way it feels.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
Actions always prove why words mean nothing.
Unknown

Quotes April 30, 2019

“Brains have been washed, wheels have been greased, fear has been mongered.”
from the movie “Isle of Dogs”
 
 
 
 
Detachment doesn’t mean not caring. It’s taking care of yourself first and letting others take responsibility for their actions without trying to save or punish them.
CounselingRecovery.com
 
 
 
 
Her tragedy was that she never fitted into the real world as well as she fitted into the world on screen
Graham Daseler on the life and death of Marilyn Monroe
 
 
 
 
“Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first and is waiting for it.”
Terry Pratchett
 
 
 
 
These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.
Najwa Zebian
 
 
 
 
Normality is a paved road: it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.
Vincent van Gogh
 
 
 
 
You are my blue crayon, the one I never have enough of, the one I use to color my sky.
a.r. asher
 
 
 
 
If you are more fortunate than others, it’s better to build a longer table than a taller fence.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
The best apology is changed behavior.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
When the devil keeps on asking you to look at your past, there must be something good in the future he doesn’t want you to see.
Unknown

Images April 22, 2019


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Quotes April 11, 2019

It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.
Max Eastman,
writer, poet and political activist

 
 
 
 
I am different, not less.
Temple Grandin,
professor of animal science, author and advocate for those with autism
 
 
 
 
One need not hope in order to undertake, nor succeed in order to persevere.
William the Silent,
Dutch revolutionary
 
 
 
 
Stop holding your truth; speak your truth. Be yourself. It’s the healthiest way to be.
Tiffany Haddish,
comedian and actress
 
 
 
 
To consider oneself different from ordinary men is wrong, but it is right to hope that one will not remain like ordinary men.
Yoshida Shoin,
scholar
 
 
 
 
You never learn it all. … I don’t care if you’re the greatest, there’s always something to learn.
Otis Rush,
blues guitarist
 
 
 
 
There is no better than adversity. Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance next time.
Malcolm X,
minister and human rights activist
 
 
 
 
To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.
Leonard Bernstein,
composer
 
 
 
 
Finding inner peace is vital. If you don’t have inner peace, you are not living.
Kristoff St. John,
actor
 
 
 
 
If you’ve never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden.
Robert Brault,
writer
 
 
 
 
Sometimes you think of things to say and you don’t say them and you think, “What a good decision!”
Jeffrey Toobin,
lawyer, author and political analyst
 
 
 
 
Ideas are like pizza dough, made to be tossed around.
Anna Quindlen,
writer