Thursday, May 31, 2007

There's no place like home, except Grandma's. —Author Unknown

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

When you have completed 95 percent of your journey, you are only halfway there. —Japanese Proverb

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink. --George Orwell
When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money. —Susan Heller

Monday, May 28, 2007

Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words. —Mark Twain

Sunday, May 27, 2007

He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stands a broader mark* for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure, too. —Benjamin Franklin

*broader mark = larger target, a reference from dueling

Saturday, May 26, 2007


What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. —T.S. Eliot

Friday, May 25, 2007

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is! —Anne Frank

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Watching your daughter leaving with her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla. —Jim Bishop

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't. —Richard Bach

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Power is so characteristically calm, that calmness in itself has the aspect of strength. —Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Monday, May 21, 2007

The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet, Doctor Quiet, and Doctor Merryman. —Jonathan Swift

Sunday, May 20, 2007

We climb to heaven most often on the ruins of our cherished plans, finding our failures were successes. —Amos Bronson Alcott (Louisa May Alcott's father)

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals. —Unknown

Friday, May 18, 2007

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure. —Peter Marshall

Thursday, May 17, 2007

He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist. —St. Francis of Assisi

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one. —Jane Howard

Friday, May 11, 2007

The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together. —Erma Bombeck

Thursday, May 10, 2007

The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them. —Ralph Nichols

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

When you travel, you experience,...the act of rebirth. You confront completely new situations...and on most journeys you don't even understand the are like a child just out of the womb. You begin to attach...more importance to the things around you because your survival depends on them. You begin to be more accessible to others because they accept any small favor...with great delight, as would remember [it] for the rest of your life. —Paulo Coelho

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquillity. —James Thurber
An ethical person ought to do more than he's required to do and less than he's allowed to do. —Author Unknown