"MOTIVATIONAL & POSITIVE QUOTES"<br />JANUARY 2000 - JUNE 2000 | Motivating and Inspiring

JANUARY 2000 - JUNE 2000

June 30, 2000
" May you live all the days of your life."
--- Jonathan Swift --- Submitted by Sharon Ogden --- KentuckyJune 30, 2000
" Life is like math.
It's very simple.
It only gets complicated
If you think about it too much."
--- Copyright © 2000 Jonathan BolandJune 28, 2000
" There are some things that we never want to let go of,
People we never want to leave behind.
But keep in mind that letting go isn't the end of the world,
It's the beginning of new life."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Serene --- MalaysiaJune 28, 2000
" Your heart, your brain, the blood coursing thru your veins
That's what keeps you alive.
Your tortured soul, the need to love and be loved,
The ability to FEEL the ecstasy and the pain,
That's how you know you are LIVING!"
--- Copyright © 1999 Stacey CharterJune 26, 2000
" Life flows on within you and without you."
--- George Harrison --- Submitted by Daniel Greene --- FloridaJune 26, 2000
" Life is a poem that doesn't always rhyme."
--- Copyright © 2000 George A. CamposJune 26, 2000
" How can you have a beautiful ending
Without making beautiful mistakes?"
--- Found in a fortune cookie --- Submitted by Lisa Preziosi --- New YorkJune 23, 2000
I wish for you...

Comfort on difficult days
Smiles when sadness intrudes
Rainbows to follow the clouds
Laughter to kiss your lips
Sunsets to warm your heart
Gentle hugs when your spirits sag
Friendships to brighten your being
Beauty for your eyes to see
Confidence for when you're in doubt
Faith so that you can believe
Courage to know yourself
Patience to accept the truth
And love to complete your life.
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Jennifer Prugh --- PennsylvaniaJune 23, 2000
" Happiness is a POSITIVE cash flow!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by David W. --- UtahJune 23, 2000
" A true friend is the one who shares our happiness and doubles our joy."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Swapna Varghese --- Gujarath, IndiaJune 21, 2000
" Our reach must exceed our grasp."
--- Oswald Chambers --- Submitted by J. Escobar --- TexasJune 21, 2000
" Success comes in cans.
Failure in cannots!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by H. Gerber --- Western Cape, South AfricaJune 19, 2000
" The impossible only takes a little longer to achieve."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Meagan C. --- New South Wales, AustraliaJune 19, 2000

Some only dream of flying
They say you need wings to fly
I say, I have wings
But they can't hear me
I am already there
And the wind is screaming words with me
But I am not dreaming
They say I wish I had wings
I say, you do have wings
The question is:
--- Piper Loyd, Nike --- Submitted by K.L. --- New JerseyJune 16, 2000
" Keep it in a simple way, as you also have to go through it,
Even if you think it is a harder way."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by WCK --- Sarawak, MalaysiaJune 16, 2000
" You can do it!
Just put one foot in front of the other
And MAKE yourself move forward!"
--- Justin Klarer --- Sent in by Michele M., Age 15 --- Missouri June 14, 2000
" You win some, you lose some, and some get rained out,
But you have to suit up for all of them."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mark --- South CarolinaJune 14, 2000
" You may beat me once,
But I've got you in the long run."
--- Copyright © 2000 Craig Pedersen June 12, 2000
" A man may fail many times,
But he isn't a failure
Until he begins to blame someone else."
--- Knox Manning --- Sent in by Jennifer Yontz --- FloridaJune 12, 2000
" In life two things stand like stone;
Kindness in another's troubles,
Courage in your own."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Sharon Pires --- IndiaJune 9, 2000
" Each day has its own problems, so be ready."
--- Copyright © 1999 Thulani Tshabalala --- Gauteng, South AfricaJune 9, 2000
" We lead two lives;
The one that's given to us,
And the one we make."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Adam B., --- MissouriJune 7, 2000
" Greatness doesn't come easy!!"
--- Copyright © 2000 Dean Piazza --- SNW, AustraliaJune 7, 2000
" The outcome to all of life endeavors is almost always negative,
If we do not try."
--- Copyright © 2000 Jim Heck --- TennesseeJune 5, 2000
" Your past is not your future!!
You can't change the past,
You can only learn from it.
So F.I.D.O.---- Forget it and drive on!!!!"
--- Copyright © 2000 Tim Gillette --- CaliforniaJune 5, 2000
" Live life as a giant.
Be strong and bold but remember
A giant can never reach a butterfly."
--- C.D. --- MinnesotaJune 2, 2000
" When we begin to help ourselves first, though selfish it may feel, then we can begin to help others. We must first try to heal ourselves in order to realize that we are much stronger than we give ourselves credit for. It is only when we lose part of ourselves it is that we realize what we had. And then sometimes it is too late but that teaches us not to dwell on the past rather to learn from the situation and not have any regrets. Although many say "think with your head and not the heart", I choose to not listen and just follow my heart. That way no matter what the outcome I know I was true to myself, the other and the situation."
--- Copyright © 2000 Wendy CorreaJune 2, 2000
" Good relationships balance over time. This means that at any particular point in time, the relationship may appear quite unbalanced: One partner may be more nurturing; one may be more needy; one may be providing all the financial support, etc. But if both partners are loving, understanding, giving, dedicated and flexible, then the relationship can handle all kinds of ups and downs, and still be strong, exciting and, yes, romantic. The best relationships are well balanced. Not a delicate balance; not a static balance- but a dynamic ever-changing balance."
--- Gregory J.P. Godek --- Submitted by Brenda Algarin --- ConnecticutMay 31, 2000
" Avoid competency traps.
Do not stay only where you are good at things,
Go out and be challenged."
--- Andrew Creighton (Soc. Prof., UC Berkeley) --- Submitted by Jerry C. --- CaliforniaMay 31, 2000
" It is better to fail trying, than failing to try."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Alex Maclay --- Manchester, United KingdomMay 29, 2000
" I don't care how hard it gets... I'm never giving up!"
--- Aramis Xadeen'eMay 29, 2000
" Life is about knowing the world,
Knowing what you want
And then using what you know about the world
To get what you want."
--- Copyright © 1994 S.Mann --- Leicester, United KingdomMay 26, 2000
" It is not the strongest of the species that survives,
Nor the most intelligent,
But the most responsive to change."
--- Charles Darwin --- Sent in by Rob Darringer --- IndianaMay 26, 2000
" You can attract more bees with honey than with vinegar.
You can, also, attract more people with kindness than with meanness.
Strive to be sweet, kind and attractive."
--- Copyright © 1990 Howard N. Lee --- North CarolinaMay 24, 2000
" Each morning I wake up and say to myself, Jerry, you have two choices today: you can choose to be in a good mood or you can choose to be a bad mood. I choose to be in a good mood.

Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or I can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it. Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or I can point out the positive side of life.

I choose the positive side of life. Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people will affect your mood. You choose to be in a good mood or a bad mood. The bottom line: it's your choice how you live life."
--- From one of Harvey Mackay's books
--- Submitted by Ravi Yellajosula --- Kentucky
May 24, 2000
" Never underestimate a man's performance.
He maybe weak on this matter,
But excel on the other,
For no one among us is perfect.
Instead, learn how to appreciate his best
And encourage him to work hard for the rest."
--- Copyright © 2000 Tuesday Dy --- PhilippinesMay 22, 2000
" The only things we keep permanently are those we give away."
--- Waite Phillips --- Submitted by Brock O. --- New MexicoMay 22, 2000
" When we look at statue of someone great we think they've got something we don't. We are trained to think that only a tiny percentage of us have the stuff it takes to be a hero. Not many of us will cure any diseases or slay any dragons, but every single one of us, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US, is called to be a king, a queen, a hero in our ordinary lives. We don't build statues to worship the exceptional life, we build them to remind ourselves what is possible in our own."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Becky Davis --- New JerseyMay 19, 2000
" I saw a couple walking down the street hand in hand,
I asked him where is thy home?
Pointing to his wife said wherever she is!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mark L. --- PennsylvaniaMay 19, 2000
" My mother said to me,
'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general;
if you become a monk, you'll end up as the pope.'
Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso."
--- Pablo Picasso --- Submitted by Michael Iritz --- CaliforniaMay 17, 2000
" If the heart is full of love, there is no room for hate."
--- Copyright © 2000 Eddie Dixon --- KentuckyMay 15, 2000
" It is our ethnic and cultural diversity;
Our differences in language, customs, and beliefs
That provide the strength, resiliency, and creativity of our species."
--- Octavio Paz --- Sent in by Kristen Hogan --- CanadaMay 12, 2000
" Life is crazy, it changes everyday.
So if something doesn't go exactly your way,
Don't worry everything will be ok."
--- Ashley --- AlabamaMay 10, 2000
" Be a Rose, live like a rose,
Breed pride, fragrance and happiness while alive,
Be youthful & young all your life,
Even if you had to quit while still young,
Be an ornament, add beauty, fragrance , glamour
And meaning to others life."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Andrew Ho --- MalaysiaMay 8, 2000
" Play hard, do your best, give it all you have
You will always be the winner."
--- 'Coach' --- Sent in by Mark --- South CarolinaMay 5, 2000
" Cherish your vision;
Cherish your ideals;
Cherish the music that stirs in your heart,
The beauty that forms in your mind,
The loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts.
If you remain true to them,
Your world will at last be built."
--- James Allen --- Sent in by AviannaMay 1, 2000
" Success is not to be pursued;
It is to be attracted by the person you become."
--- Jim Rohn --- Sent in by Sharon Ogden --- KentuckyApril 28, 2000
" The history of progress is people challenging assumptions."
--- Orville & Wilbur Wright --- Sent in by Brian McKay --- CanadaApril 26, 2000
" What we do in life echoes in eternity."
--- From the movie 'Gladiator' --- Sent in by Wes Wright --- TexasApril 24, 2000
" People say that what we're all seeking is the meaning of life...
I think that what we're really seeking is the experience of being alive."
--- Rudyard Kipling --- Sent in by Tamara Robinson --- CanadaApril 21, 2000
" Life is action and passion; therefore, it is required of a man
That he should share the passion and action of the time,
At peril of being judged not to have lived."
--- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809-94) --- Sent in by Sharon Ogden --- KentuckyApril 19, 2000
" The moment you have in your heart
This extraordinary thing called love
And feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it,
You will discover that for you the world is transformed."
--- Krishnamurti --- Sent in by Tamara Robinson --- CanadaApril 17, 2000
" Heroes are people who do what has to be done,
Regardless of the consequence."
--- Anonymous --- Sent in by Laura Kroft --- New YorkApril 14, 2000
" Courage is the power to let go of the familiar."
--- Raymond Lindquist --- Sent in by Jennifer Yontz --- FloridaApril 12, 2000
" Friendship is like an empty glass
It fills with love & shares to others
Once it broken, cannot be rejoined."
--- Shaijan P.T. --- Kerala, IndiaApril 10, 2000
" The most delightful surprise in life
Is to suddenly recognize your own worth."
--- Maxwell Maltz (1899 - 1975) Surgeon and Writer
--- Sent in by Andrew Ho --- Malaysia
April 7, 2000
" What is worse than having no sight,
Is being able to see but having no vision."
--- Helen Keller --- Sent in by Ken Purdy --- Nova Scotia, CanadaApril 3, 2000
" Embrace hard things and your mind will blossom."
--- Japanese proverb --- Sent in by Eni Keszthelyi --- Ontario, CanadaMarch 31, 2000
" A true friend is one who will walk thru the door
While the others are running out."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Chuck Beal --- OhioMarch 29, 2000
" Always remember to forget
The things that made you sad.
But never forget to remember
The things that made you glad.

Always remember to forget
The friends that proved untrue.
But never forget to remember
Those who have stuck by you."
--- An Irish Blessing --- Sent in by Brian J. McKay --- Manitoba, CanadaMarch 27, 2000
" Take care of your thoughts,
Then, actions will take care of themselves.
You sow an action and reap a tendency.
You sow a tendency and reap a habit.
You sow your habit and reap your character.
You sow your character and reap your destiny.
Therefore, destiny is in your hands."
--- Sathya Sai Baba --- Sent in by Michael & LisaMarch 24, 2000
" Square your shoulders to the world
Its easy to give in
Lift your head a little higher
You were meant to win
Grit your teeth, but smile, don't frown
We all must bear our bit
It's not the load that weighs us down
But the way we carry it "
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Sharon Pires --- IndiaMarch 22, 2000
" Life leads us to many roads
All of which we can take."
--- Copyright © 1982 E. Thomas MichlichMarch 20, 2000
" I have never lost at anything.
It's just sometimes I am down in points when the clock runs out."
--- Vince Lombardi --- Sent in by Beau --- OhioMarch 17, 2000
" If you are sailing in the middle of the ocean,
If you lose your ship, your mariner's compass,
Even if you lose sight of the pole star,
You will not drown, but will reach the shore
And explore new frontiers and horizons
Only if have not lost your will."
--- Copyright © 2000 Ashish Singh --- Maharashtra, IndiaMarch 15, 2000
" This is our purpose:

to make as meaningful as possible
this life that has been bestowed upon us;

to live in such a way
that we may be proud of ourselves;

to act in such a way
that some part of us lives on."
--- Oswald Spengler (1880 - 1936) Philosopher --- Sent in by Andrew Ho --- MalaysiaMarch 13, 2000
" Most look up and admire the stars;
A champion climbs a mountain and grabs one."
--- H.Jackson Brown, Jr. --- Sent in by Trisha Valenti March 10, 2000
" It took me a long time to learn that the relationship between hard work and success is NOT direct. If you work hard, you'll be successful; that is not the case. The relationship is: If you don't work hard, then you can't be successful."
--- Taken from the TV movie "Never Give Up: The Jimmy V Story" - Jim Valvano
--- Submitted by Jimmy --- Washington, D.C.
March 8, 2000
" Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route."
--- Albert Camus (1913-60) --- Sent in by Sharon Ogden --- KentuckyMarch 6, 2000
" Kisses are like tears.
The only real ones are the ones you can't hold back."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Mandi Soltane --- Exeter, UKMarch 3, 2000
" You say you love me, yes I believe you
I said I love you, yes, this is true.

My love asks for nothing...
...Just for you to keep smiling.

I shan't ask you to get the moon for me,
Or even the stars, because, you see...
You really are enough for me.

My love is as boundless as the sea,
Stronger than the torrents of its heavy waves...
...And at times more peaceful than doves on eaves."
--- Sent in by Meng for ChadMarch 1, 2000
" Live all you can. The right time is anytime."
--- Thoreau --- Sent in by Eni Keszthelyi --- Ontario, CanadaFebruary 28, 2000
" Life is life driving a car.
If you keep looking behind you,
Sooner or later, you will crash."
--- Copyright © 1999 Lyn Roos --- OhioFebruary 25, 2000
" Don't forget your past. It was put there for a reason."
--- Dana Cantor --- MassachusettsFebruary 23, 2000
" You only get one chance
To turn a moment into the memory of a lifetime."
--- Bill Serb --- MinnesotaFebruary 21, 2000
" When your desires are strong enough,
you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve."
--- Napoleon Hill --- Sent in by Jennifer Yontz --- FloridaFebruary 18, 2000
" My life would be perfect if I were a bonsai tree:
Unique beauty and an unmatched aura surrounding me."
--- Tyler Riddle --- OklahomaFebruary 16, 2000
" Let the truth be held from no one,
Let no one hide from the truth."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Jacqui James --- Kent, EnglandFebruary 14, 2000
" It is impossible to love someone, if you don't love yourself."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Greg Kowaleski Jr --- AlaskaFebruary 11, 2000
" Is it raining outside?
Put on your boots and splash in the puddles."
--- Andy Hill --- OregonFebruary 9, 2000
" Don't ask yourself what the world needs;
Ask yourself what makes you come alive
And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
--- Harold Whitman --- Sent in by Jennifer Yontz --- FloridaFebruary 7, 2000
Believe, You Can Do It

Never say, "I'm beaten,"
For better or for worse.
Never say, "I'm defeated,"
Or you'll never quench your thirst.

No one's ever perfect,
Losing is in style.
So accept your defeat acquiescently,
And take it with a smile.

Never give up, never look back,
Be always on your feet.
Just say, " I must, I can and I will,"
And success will be your treat.

In life there are many chances,
It's always on the run.
So keep on moving, hoping and trying,
Until one day, you know you've won.
--- Copyright © 1999 Anthony A. Rego --- Ontario, CanadaFebruary 4, 2000
" A kind heart is a fountain of gladness,
Making everything in it's vicinity freshen into smiles."
--- Washington Irving --- Sent in by Sharon Ogden --- KentuckyFebruary 2, 2000
" A friend is one
To whom one may pour
Out all the contents of one's heart,
Chaff and grain together
Knowing that the
Gentlest of hands
Will take and sift it,
Keep what is worth keeping
And with a breath of kindness
Blow the rest away."
--- Arabian Proverb --- Submitted by Deborah McGarrahJanuary 31, 2000
" The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And although it has many stumbling blocks along the way and may go in more than one direction, it is marked with faith.

It is traveled by belief in you and others but requires courage, persistence and hard work. It is conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances, to fail and try again and again.

Along the way, you may have to confront doubts, setbacks, and unfairness. But when the path comes to an end, you will find that there is no greater joy than making your dream come true."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Lisa Giglio --- IllinoisJanuary 28, 2000
" Need not worry about your reputation,
For your reputation is merely what people think of you,
While your character is who you are.
Your actions speak so loudly that I can't hear what you say."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Calvin May --- CaliforniaJanuary 26, 2000
" Much of our successes and disappointments in life center on our attitude,
Whether we think we can achieve something, or we think we can't.
Therefore, let's reach for the stars and travel to new places;
In our minds and hearts - growing, changing,
And making a positive contribution to society and to other people's lives!"
--- Copyright © 2000 --- Kirk Scherz --- WashingtonJanuary 21, 2000
" No matter what the weather is like, let your mood be all right."
--- K.N. --- TurkeyJanuary 19, 2000
" You can buy a person's time; you can buy his physical presence in a given place; you can even buy a measured number of his skilled muscular motions per hour. But you cannot buy enthusiasm. You cannot buy initiative. You cannot buy devotion of hearts, minds and souls. You have to earn those things."
--- Clarence Francis --- Sent in by Chen Fawn Meng --- MalaysiaJanuary 17, 2000
" I may never see tomorrow
There's no written guarantee
And things that happened yesterday,
Belong to history.

I cannot change the future,
I cannot change the past,
I have just the present moment,
I must treat it as my last.

I must use this moment wisely,
For it soon will pass away
And be lost to me forever,
As part of yesterday.

I must exercise compassion,
Help the fallen to their feet,
Be a friend unto the friendless,
Make an empty life complete.

The unkind things I do today
May never be undone,
And friendships that I fail to win,
May never more be won.

I may not have another chance.
On bended knee to pray.
And thank God with humble heart
For giving me this day."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by D.G. --- TexasJanuary 14, 2000
" Pride is focused on our painful pasts,
While forgiveness is focused on our fruitful futures."
--- Copyright © Brian G. Jett --- KentuckyJanuary 12, 2000
" Worry is like fear.
It is an emotion without substance,
Debilitating it's victim to the point of death.
Worrying is futile."
--- Copyright © 1999 Trevor Carter --- VirginiaJanuary 10, 2000
" You are what you do and just as importantly, what you do not do."
--- Copyright © 1999 Brian Roscher --- New JerseyJanuary 7, 2000
" You cannot reach your goals unless you first stretch your imagination."
--- Copyright © 1999 Brian G. Jett --- KentuckyJanuary 5, 2000
" Your ship can be powered by the winds of chance
Or the steam of planning."
--- Copyright © 1999 Jack Franklin --- TennesseeJanuary 3, 2000
" The ones who miss all the fun
Are those who say, "It can't be done."
In solemn pride they stand aloof
And greet each venture with reproof.
Had they the power they'd efface
The history of the human race.
We'd have no radio or motor cars,
No street lit by electric stars;
No telegraph nor telephone,
We'd linger in the age of stone.
The world would sleep if things were run
By those who say, 'It can't be done'."
--- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Andrew Ho --- Malaysia




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