Thought For The Day

Thought For The Day

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Believe the best of everybody. Rudyard Kipling

Learn from yesterday, live for today, and hope for tomorrow. Thomas Jefferson

How parents and teachers talk tells a child how they feel about him. Their statements affect his self-esteem and self-worth. To a large extent, their language determines his destiny. Haim Ginott

Society is a series of concentric rings: family, faith, school, and work. Problems occur when there is failure in any one of the rings. The Chapel of Four Chaplains, established in 1947, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to Encourage Cooperation and Selfless Service Among All People.

Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning. William Arthur Ward

You will always miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take. Wayne Gretzky

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

Watch your thoughts, they become words.  Watch your words, they become actions.  Watch your actions, they become habits.  Watch your habits, they become character.  Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.  Frank Outlaw

If I had my life to live over again, I would have cried and laughed less while watching television - and more while watching life. I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about grass stains. When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, Later. Now go get washed up for dinner. There would have been more - I love you's - and more - I'm sorry's. But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute...look at it and really see it...live it... and never give it back. Erma Bombeck 1927-1996 American Author and Humor Columnist

Dust if you must, but wouldn't it be better, To paint a picture or write a letter, Bake a cake or plant a seed, Ponder the difference between want and need? Dust if you must, but there's not much time, With rivers to swim and mountains to climb, Music to hear and books to read, Friends to cherish and life to lead. Dust if you must, but the world's out there, With the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair, A flutter of snow, a shower of rain. This day will not come 'round again. Dust if you must, but bear in mind, Old age will come and it's not always kind. And when you go and go you must, You, yourself, will make more dust. Author Unknown

Romance fails us and so do friendships, but the relationship of parent and child, less noisy than all others, remains indelible and indestructible, the strongest relationship on earth. Theodor Reik

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. Bill Cosby

Patience is a bitter plant but it has sweet fruit. German proverb

Every day you make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet, there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb. Winston Churchill

It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop. Confucius

Kindness is the language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain

Big results require big ambitions. Heraclitus

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away. Sir Arthur Helps

It takes two to speak the truth - one to speak, and another to hear. Henry David Thoreau

We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community - and this nation. Cesar Chavez

Decide...whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying...Amelia Earhart

Let us have faith that right makes might, and let us to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it. Abraham Lincoln

There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers. Susan B. Anthony

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Thomas A. Edison

We are one, our cause is one, and we must help each other if we are to succeed. Frederick Douglass

Honesty is always the best policy. George Washington

Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of the things that matter least. Goethe

The child is at once a thinking, acting, and feeling being. His thoughts and actions always involve feelings. (DUSO, D1, Rationale Objective)

I desire so to conduct the affairs of this administration that if at the end, when I come to lay down the reins of power, I have lost every other friend on earth, I shall at least have one friend left, and that friend shall be down inside of me. Abraham Lincoln

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Martin Luther King Jr.

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? Percy Bysshe Shelley

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. Unknown

This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind...let it be something good. Anonymous

To most of us the future seems unsure; but then it always has been, and we who have seen great changes must have great hopes. (John Masefield 1878-1967, English Poet)

Be what you wish others to be.

When things get tough, it's a great chance to practice patience.

You don't need to say anything more than I think I can.

It takes 14 muscles to smile and 64 muscles to frown.

Take a little time to do whatever makes a happier you.

The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up. (Mark Twain)

A friend is a present you give yourself. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

A friend knows all about you and still likes you anyway.

People know you for what you've done, not for what you plan to do.

It takes two to quarrel and two to make up afterwards.

Be kind, everyone you meet has worries.

The best way to gain self confidence is to do what you are afraid to do.

No one is better than you.

Every accomplishment great or small, starts with the right decision, I'll try.

Handle your friends faults as gently as if they were your own.

Do good with what you have or it will do you no good. (William Penn)

I am not afraid to admit mistakes. This is how I learn. Anonymous

All the fun's in how I say a thing. Robert Frost

When in doubt, I tell the truth. Mark Twain

I would rather wear out my mind than let it rust out. Christian Bovee

My favorite thing is to go where I've never been. Diane Arbus

I am about as happy as I make up my mind to be. Abraham Lincoln

Heroism consists in hanging on one minute longer. Norwegian Proverb

The best I can do is to become very good at being me. Frank Ketchum

I will step to the music which I hear. Henry David Thoreau

It is never too late to give up my prejudices. Henry David Thoreau

I recognize opportunities, even when they look like hard work. Ann Landers

I have patience with all things, but chiefly I have patience with myself. St. Francis de Salas

If I fall seven times, I will stand up eight. Japanese Proverb

The best way to escape a problem is to solve it. Brendan Francis

The right clothing doesn't matter if I'm not feeling good about myself.

The important thing is to not stop questioning. Albert Einstein

True success is overcoming my fear of being unsuccessful. Paul Seeney

I have the right to be right. I also have the right to be wrong. Thomas Szasz

I am grateful for luck, but I don't depend on it. William Feather

My greatest strength is to recognize what I don't know and ask a few questions. Peter Drucker

If I don't read, I have no advantage over those who can't read. Mark Twain

I will live my life that my autograph will be wanted instead of my fingerprints.

To be respected, I must first respect myself. Spanish Proverb

I think things through - then I follow through. Eddie Rickenbacker

I search for friends who will help me to be all that I can be. Ralph Waldo Emerson

To learn something well, I find an opportunity to teach it to others. Tryon Edwards

I do what I can, with what I have, wherever I am. Theodore Roosevelt

The more I do, the more I am. Angie Papadakis

I may be disappointed if I fail, but I am doomed if I don't try. Beverly Sills

The best way to cheer myself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.

If I strike first, I admit that my ideas have given out. Chinese Proverb

There is more to life than increasing its speed. Mahatma Gandhi

I am my choices. Jean-Paul Sartre

When everyone is against me I am either absolutely wrong - or absolutely right. Albert Guinon

I can do what I can dream. Stephen Leacock

I am entitled to be valued for my best moments. Ralph Waldo Emerson

It's a simple formula: I do my best and somebody might like it. Dorothy Baker

I will never give up, never give up, never give up.

With a true friend I make allowance for little mistakes. David Storey

I don't wonder how to spend my time, I wonder how to use my time. Arthur Schopenhauer

I have the energy to become a true genius. Mathew Arnold

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Albert Einstein

I shut my eyes in order to see. Paul Gauguin

My self is not something I find, it is something I create. Thomas Szasz

I enjoy my own life without comparing it with that of others. Marquis de Condoret

I am willing to go out on a limb. Isn't that where the fruit is? Frank Scully

I know how to take advice. I also know how to reject it.

Anyone can die. I have the courage to live. Robert Cody

I can listen to almost anything without losing my temper or my self-confidence. Robert Frost

It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why I did it wrong. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Life is what I make it, always has been, always will be. Grandma Moses

To have a friend, I practice being a friend. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I listen to others as I would want them to listen to me. David Augsburger

I am strong enough to have opinions and strong enough to change my mind.

To paint a fine picture is far more important than to sell it. Edward Alden Jewell

I measure my character by the things I do that may never be found out. Thomas Babington Macaulay

If I don't know where I want to go, I'll probably end up somewhere else. Laurence J. Peter

I allow others to freely be themselves. Sol Chaneles

I conquer fear by doing the things I fear to do. Eleanor Roosevelt

I am never more strong than when I forego revenge and dare to forgive. E. H. Chapin

I am above finding delight in another's misfortune. Pubilius Syrus

No one can make me feel inferior without my consent. Eleanor Roosevelt

The world is your playground. Why aren't you playing? Ellie Katz

Goals are dreams with deadlines. Diana Scharf Hunt

I not only use all the brains I have, but all I can borrow. Woodrow Wilson

Go the extra mile. It's never crowded. Executive Speedwriter Newsletter

When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves. William Arthur Ward

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. Robert Brault

Happiness is a very small desk and a very big wastebasket. Robert Orben

It's easy to get good players. Gettin' 'em to play together, that's the hard part. Casey Stengel

A good plan executed right now is far better than a perfect plan executed next week. George S. Patton

...skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been. Wayne Gretzky

I'm opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position. Mark Twain

When I go to the beauty parlor, I always use the emergency entrance. Sometimes I just go for the estimate. Phyllis Diller

In the future, everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes. Andy Warhol

There is more to life than increasing its speed. Mohandas K. Gandhi

April prepares her green traffic light, and the world thinks GO! Christopher Morley

A clown is like aspirin, only he works twice as fast. Groucho Marx

Start every day with a smile and get it over with. W. C. Fields

Never ruin an apology with an excuse. Kimberly Johnson

The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy. Sam Levenson

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers. James Thurber

Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason. Jerry Seinfeld

My interest is in the future...because I'm going to spend the rest of my life there. Charles Kettering

You never know when you're making a memory. Rickie Lee Jones

A genius is a talented person who does his homework. Thomas Edison

It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows. Erma Bombeck

When I was a kid my parents moved a lot - but I always found them. Rodney Dangerfield

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations writers. Daniel J. Boorstin

Happiness is good health and a bad memory. Ingrid Bergman

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. James Matthew Barrie

Today's greatest labor-saving device is tomorrow. Tom Wilson

It's not whether you get knocked down. It's whether you get up again. Vince Lombardi

The most called-upon prerequisite of a friend is an accessible ear. Maya Angelou

Too much of a good thing is wonderful. Mae West

Experience is the name everyone gives to his mistakes. Woodrow Wilson

Probably nothing in the world arouses more false hopes than the first four hours of a diet. Dan Bennett

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone. Jim Fiebig

I can live for two months on a good compliment. Mark Twain

Failure is the opportunity to begin again, more intelligently. Henry Ford

The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said. Peter F. Drucker

A man who doesn't stand for something will fall for anything. Peter Marshall

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. W. A. Nance

Imagination is the true magic carpet. Norman Vincent Peale

The moment may be temporary, but the memory is forever. Bud Meyer

A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they're not so bad. Arnold H. Glasow

The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose. Hada Bejar

Top cats often begin as underdogs. Bernard Meltzer

One thought driven home is better than three left on base. James Liter

Just when you think you've graduated from the school of experience, someone thinks up a new course. Mary H. Waldrip

Change starts when someone sees the next step. William Drayton

Life is like riding a bicycle. You don't fall off unless you stop pedaling. Claude Pepper

To be a champ you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will. Sugar Ray Robinson

Your expression is the most important thing you can wear. Sid Ascher

Kindness can become its own motive. We are made kind by being kind. Eric Hoffer

Exhilaration is that feeling you get just after a great idea hits you, and just before you realize what's wrong with it. Unknown

Life is a succession of making choices and education will help you make wise ones. Emma Woolley

The reason dogs have so many friends is because they wag their tails and not their tongues. Anonymous

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney

Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together. Vesta M. Kelly

Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. Henry David Thoreau

Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow. Alice Swaim

Always do what is right. This will surprise some people and astonish the rest. Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly. Julie Andrews


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