12/31/11

"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors and let each New Year find you a better man/woman."
- Ben Franklin
Happy New Year, friend!

12/30/11

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
 - C.S. Lewis

12/29/11

"Do not wait for leaders. Do it alone, person to person."
- Mother Teresa

12/28/11

"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life."
- Golda Meir

12/27/11

12/26/11

"Everyone has special talents, and it is our duty to find ours and use them well." 
- John Templeton

12/25/11

"I slept & dreamt that life was joy. I awoke & saw that life was service. I acted & behold, service was joy." 
- Rabindranath Tagore

12/24/11

12/23/11

"If you are irritated by every rub, how will you be polished?"
- Mevlana Rumi

12/22/11

"The color black Is never tainted. It is the color of strong will."
- Sensei Eiken Shibahara (from the movie "Kuro Obi")

12/21/11

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again. Then quit. There's no use being a damn fool about it." 
- W.C. Fields.

12/20/11

You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose."
-Lou Holtz

12/19/11

"If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich."
 - Lao Tzu

12/18/11

"Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light." 
- Helen Keller

12/17/11

"Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and enjoy the journey."
- Babs Hoffman

12/16/11

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

12/15/11

"We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility."
- Albert Einstein

12/14/11

"You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there."
 -Yogi Berra

12/13/11

"You're not obligated to win. You're obligated to keep trying to do
the best you can every day."
- Marian Wright Edelman

12/12/11

"When one's expectations are reduced to zero, one really appreciates everything one does have."
 - Stephen Hawking

12/11/11

12/10/11

"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading."
- Lao Tzu

12/9/11

12/8/11

"We could never learn to be brave & patient, if there were only joys in the world."
 - Helen Keller

12/6/11

"God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try."
- Mother Teresa

12/5/11

"It is not true that nice guys finish last. Nice guys are winners before the game even starts."
 - Addison Walker

12/4/11

"Argumentative just means you stick up for yourself."
-Keke Palmer

12/3/11

"I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to steer my ship." 
- Louisa May Alcott

12/2/11

"The truth will set you free. But first, it will piss you off." 
- Gloria Steinem

12/1/11

"The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender." 
- Vince Lombardi

11/29/11

"Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one."
 -Eleanor Roosevelt

11/27/11

"Just because you haven't found your talent yet doesn't mean that you don't have one."
- Kermit the Frog

11/26/11

"Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly." 
-Plato

11/25/11

"A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues."
- Cicero |

11/24/11

11/23/11

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

11/22/11

"If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it."
-Toni Morrison

11/21/11

“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.” 
- Lao Tzu

11/20/11

"Out of losses, you can always find blessings." 
- Heavy D.

11/19/11

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

11/18/11

“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”  
- Albert Einstein

11/17/11

"Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently." 
- William A. Ward

11/16/11

"Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”
- Aristotle

11/15/11

"Lessons often come dressed up as detours and roadblocks."
 - Oprah Winfrey

11/14/11

"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer." 
~ Albert Einstein

11/13/11

"Enjoy the love of others, but revel in the love of yourself." 


— Aisha Tyler 

11/12/11

"He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life." 
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

11/11/11

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."
- John Quincy Adams

11/10/11

"Only those who attempt the absurd...will achieve the impossible."
- M.C. Escher

11/9/11

"Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final." 
- Roger W. Babson

11/8/11

"Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely." 
- Auguste Rodin

11/6/11

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."
- Anatole France

11/5/11

"If you'll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives." -
- Vince Lombardi

11/4/11

"Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it."
 - Bill Cosby

11/2/11

"When you do the common things in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world."
- George Washington Carver

11/1/11

"Success isn't something that just happens - success is learned, success is practiced and then it is shared."
-Sparky Anderson

10/31/11

"Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong." 
- Peter T. McIntyre

10/30/11

"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?" 
- Sun Tzu

10/29/11

"Dig within. Within is the wellspring of Good - and it is always ready to bubble up, if you just dig." 
- Marcus Aurelius

10/28/11

"Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are." 
- Chinese Proverb

10/27/11

"As long as you can laugh at yourself you will never cease to be amused."
 -Anonymous

10/26/11

"Gratitude is when memory is stored in the heart and not in the mind." 
- Lionel Hampton

10/25/11

"When a goal matters enough to a person, that person will find a way to accomplish what at first seemed impossible." 
- Nido Qubein

10/24/11

"When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable." 
- Walt Disney

10/23/11

"Thinking too well of people often allows them to be better than they otherwise would." 
- Nelson Mandela

10/22/11

"Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power."
- Unknown

10/21/11

10/20/11

"Great things are not something accidental, but must certainly be willed."
- Vincent van Gogh

10/19/11

"Freedom isn't worth having if it doesn't include the freedom to make mistakes." 
- Mahatma Gandhi

10/18/11

10/17/11

10/16/11

10/15/11

"Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved."
 -Barbra Johnson

10/14/11

"The greatest danger to our future is apathy."
 -Jane Goodall

10/13/11

“Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” 
- Benjamin Spock

10/12/11

"The longer we dwell on our misfortunes the greater is their power to harm us." 
- Voltaire

10/11/11

"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face."
 -Eleanor Roosevelt

10/10/11

"Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness." 
- Seneca

10/9/11

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart."
- Confucius

10/8/11

"Let a man lose everything else in the world but his enthusiasm and he will come through again to success."
 - H. W. Arnold

10/7/11

10/6/11

10/5/11

Remembering Genius

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
- Steve Jobs

10/4/11

"The will to succeed is important, but what's more important is the will to prepare. "
-Bobby Knight

10/3/11

"Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is." 
- H. Jackson Browne

10/2/11

"Birthin' is hard, dyin' is mean, find some lovin' 'in between." 
-Langston Hughes

10/1/11

"Don't count the days, make the days count."
-Muhammad Ali

9/30/11

"You can acquire a lot in life if you are prepared to give up a lot to get it."
- Bruce Lee

9/29/11

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
- Will Smith

9/28/11

"Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out."
 - Titus Livius

9/27/11

"It's repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen."
- Muhammad Ali

9/25/11

"If there is no struggle, there is no progress."
- Frederick Douglass”

9/24/11

"Consider whatever knowledge and skill you have is a common property and share it freely without compensation. Teaching means learning twice. Sharing your knowledge will not diminish your own; instead it will enrich you."
- Dr. Jinichi Tokeshi

9/23/11

"Follow your honest convictions and be strong."
- William Makepeace Thackeray

9/22/11

11:08pm

In memory if Troy Anthony Davis...

"There can be no beauty if it is paid for by human injustice."
- Tadeusz Borowski

9/21/11

"The time is always right to do what is right."
 -Martin Luther King Jr.

9/20/11

"You will not be punished for your anger. You will be punished by your anger."
 - Buddha

9/19/11

9/18/11

"You accomplish victory step by step, not by leaps and bounds."
- Lyn St. James

9/17/11

"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make a mistake."
- Elbert Hubbard

9/16/11

"Be what you are. This is the first step toward becoming better than you are."
- August W. Hare

9/15/11

“Let the first act of every morning be to make the following resolve for the day: I shall not fear anyone on Earth. I shall fear only God. I shall not bear ill will toward anyone. I shall not submit to injustice from anyone. I shall conquer untruth by truth. And in resisting untruth, I shall put up with all suffering.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

9/14/11

"It is a bad plan that admits of no modification."
- Publilius Syrus

9/13/11

"Before you can win, you have to believe you are worthy."
-Mike Ditka

9/12/11

"If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

9/11/11

"Let freedom reign. The sun never set on so glorious a human achievement."
- Nelson Mandela

9/10/11

"Find the good. It's all around you. Find it, showcase it & you'll start believing in it."
-Jesse Owens

9/9/11

"Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying." 
- W. Clement Stone

9/8/11

"There may be people that have more talent than you, but there's no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do."
 -Derek Jeter

9/7/11

"Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement."
- C. S. Lewis

9/6/11

"One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation."
 - Arthur Ashe

9/5/11

"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention."
~ Oscar Wilde

9/4/11

"Conquer your bad habits or they will conquer you." 
- Rob Gilbert

9/3/11

9/2/11

"Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt."
- William Shakespeare

9/1/11

"You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks."
— Winston Churchill

8/29/11

"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine."
 - Anthony J. D'Angelo

8/28/11

“Insecurity will always rent the space it occupies, but confidence will own the building, and any other room it steps in.”
-Unknown

8/27/11

"Have patience to walk with short steps until you have wings to fly."
- St. Francis de Sales

8/26/11

"You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there."
 -Yogi Berra

8/25/11

"As for me, all I know is that I know nothing."
- Socrates

8/24/11

"Nothing limits achievement like small thinking; nothing expands possibilities like unleashed imagination." 
- William Arthur Ward

8/23/11

"The very thing you fail at over and over again could be the passion that keeps you alive."
- unknown

8/22/11

"Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go."
- T.S. Eliot

8/21/11

8/20/11

"When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too."
- Paulo Coelho

8/19/11

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one."
 - Mother Teresa

8/18/11

"You'll never plow the field by turning it over in your mind."
- African Proverb

8/16/11

"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

8/15/11

"Why do we close our eyes when we pray, cry, kiss, dream? Because the most beautiful things in life are not seen but felt only by heart."
- @TheNotebook (via Twitter)

8/14/11

"When you learn, teach. When you get, give."
- Maya Angelou

8/13/11

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement."
- Helen Keller

8/12/11

The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a [person]'s determination.
-Tommy Lasorda

8/11/11

"By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that was not there before." 
- Edwin Elliot

8/10/11

"A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence."
- Jim Watkins

8/9/11

"Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else."  
- Margaret Mead

8/8/11

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing." 
- Albert Einstein

8/7/11

"Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't."
- Jerry Rice

8/6/11

"Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine." 
-Whoopi Goldberg

8/5/11

"Were there no God, we would be in this glorious world with grateful hearts and no one to thank."
- Christina Rossetti

8/4/11

"Everywhere you go, take a smile with you." 
- Sasha Azevedo

8/3/11

8/2/11

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength."
- Corrie Ten Boom

8/1/11

"A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a [person] perfected without trials."
- Chinese Proverb

7/31/11

"Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out."
- James B. Conant

7/30/11

“You just can't beat the person who never gives up.”
- Babe Ruth

7/29/11

"Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn and you will." 
- Vernon Howard 

7/28/11

"One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak." 
- G. K. Chesterton

7/27/11

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." 
- Robert Louis Stevenson

7/26/11

"You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do." 
- Henry Ford

7/25/11

"Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance."
- Samuel Johnson

7/24/11

"Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated."
- George Bernard 

7/23/11

"The truth expressed without kindness or love is as damaging as a lie."
 - Cory Booker

7/22/11

"Those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by others doing it."
- James Baldwin

7/21/11

7/20/11

7/19/11

"Where your talents and the needs of the world cross lies your calling." 
- Aristotle

7/18/11

Happy 93rd Birthday, Mr. Mandela!

"There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living."
 - Nelson Mandela

7/17/11

"Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck."
- Dalai Lama

7/16/11

"How far that little candle throws his beams. So shines a good deed in a weary world."
- Shakespeare

7/15/11

"Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle."
- Abraham Lincoln

7/14/11

"Some people dream of success...while others wake up and work hard for it."
- Unknown

7/13/11

"Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway." 
- Emory Austin

7/12/11

"The only time you should look in your neighbors bowl is to make sure they have enough."
- Louis CK

7/11/11

"Never allow success to get to your head and never allow failure to get to your heart."
- Unknown

7/10/11

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
- Rev. Joseph "Run" Simmons

7/9/11

"You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
- Leo Aikman

7/8/11

"All the places you are able to reach, you reach first with your imagination."
- Ralph Marston

7/7/11

“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

7/6/11

"The world is not dangerous because of those who do harm but because of those who look at it without doing anything.”
- Albert Einstein

7/5/11

"You learn the value of hard work by working hard."
- Margaret Mead

7/4/11

"When you tell yourself you're not talented, just know there's a moron with self-esteem making tons of money doing something you're better at."
-Erin Gibson

7/3/11

“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.”
-Sven Goran Eriksson

7/2/11

“It takes struggle, a goal and enthusiasm to make a champion.”
- Norman Vincent Peale

7/1/11

"Do not let the mistakes of your past limit your goals for your future. Learn from [them] and move forward."
- Rev Al Sharpton

6/30/11

"You have to stand for what you believe in and sometimes you have to stand alone."
- Queen Latifah

6/29/11

"You must have long-term goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-term failures."
- Charles C. Noble

6/28/11

"The biggest thing you can do today could be a small act of kindness."
- Cory Booker

6/27/11

"Don't compromise your self-respect. Never kiss an ass that is shitting on you."
- Unknown

6/26/11

"The real voyage of discovery consist not in seeking new lands, but seeing with new eyes."
- Marcel Proust

6/25/11

"If a [person] is not faithful to his own individuality, he cannot be loyal to anything."
-Claude McKay

6/24/11

A person who wants to lead the orchestra must turn their back on the crowd."
- James Crook

6/23/11

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."
-Thoreau

6/22/11

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."
- Arthur Ashe

6/21/11

"The size of your next step is not important. The direction is."
- Rev. Joseph "Run" Simmons

6/20/11

"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others."
- Pericles

6/19/11

In honor of dads everywhere:
"Anyone can be a father, but it takes a special someone to be a dad."
- Anne Geddes

6/18/11

"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."
- Bill Cosby

6/17/11

"I have little patience for people who hate in God's name. Before you tell me how much you love God, show it two me in how much you love all His children."
- Cory Booker

6/16/11

"Growth, in some curious way, I suspect, depends on being always in motion just a little bit, one way or another."
- Norman Mailer

6/15/11

"Time invested in improving ourselves cuts down on time wasted in disapproving of others."
-Unknown

6/14/11

"Shimjichi nu ada nayum (Kindness will never be wasted in any way)."
- Okinawan Proverb

6/13/11

"Be not afraid of growing slowly. Be afraid only of standing still."
-Chinese Proverb

6/12/11

"To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself."
~Thich Nhat Hanh

6/11/11

"The real voyage of discovery consist not in seeking new lands, but seeing with new eyes."
- Marcel Proust

6/10/11

"Sometimes life has a way of putting us on our backs to force us to look up."
-Cory Booker

6/9/11

"When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn't an option. It's a necessity."
- Steve Pavlina

6/8/11

For my son on his final day of high school:
"My [child] has made my love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and future worth living."
- Shaila (KISS-FM)

6/7/11

Happy Birthday, Prince!

In honor of the 53rd birthday of prolific lyricist, song writer, musician known as Prince Rogers Nelson, here's a bit from one of his lesser-known tracks:

“Did you ever stop to wonder why you put another down?
No man should asunder the joy that another man’s found.
Many a times the business you were working wasn’t ever filed in your name.
Maybe the cartridge you were playing don’t fit in your video game.”
- Prince (“Push” from the album Diamonds and Pearls)

6/6/11

"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little."
- Edmund Burke

6/5/11

6/4/11

"Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that."
-Norman Vincent Peale

6/3/11

"The heart has eyes which the brain knows nothing of."
- Charles H. Perkhurst

6/2/11

"You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him."
- James D. Miles