"THOUGHTS OF THE DAY"<br />JULY 2002 - SEPTEMBER 2002 | Motivating and Inspiring

"THOUGHTS OF THE DAY"
JULY 2002 - SEPTEMBER 2002

September 30, 2002
" When an inner situation is not made conscious, it appears outside as fate."
--- C.G. Jung --- Submitted by Patricia Love --- CaliforniaSeptember 30, 2002
" If you haven't got the guts to apply for a job, you haven got the guts to do the job."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mike Loftus --- Lancs, United Kingdom
This was given to me by a policeman, with regard to a friend of mine on joining the police but unsure she would pass the entry exam.September 27, 2002
" Humiliation hurts more than pain."
--- Copyright © 1999 Richard DaviesSeptember 27, 2002
" In life, we lose that which we cling to and gain that towards which we maintain a spirit of dispassion."
--- Copyright © 2002 Mandakini PunjSeptember 25, 2002
" The sun will never shine if you don't you look at it;
The moon will never fall unless you want it to
And the stars will never come until you reach for them."
--- Written in 2002 by Tony B. --- FloridaSeptember 25, 2002
" The world is your exercise book, the pages on which you do your sums. It's not reality, although you can express reality there if you wish. You are also free to write nonsense or lies, or to tear the pages."
--- Richard Bach --- Submitted by Carrie Payne --- NebraskaSeptember 23, 2002
" The meaning of life can be found in a few brief moments of clarity within a lifetime of chaos."
--- Copyright © 2002 Saif AlamSeptember 23, 2002
" If you have to apologize for what you believe in,
Maybe you should change your beliefs."
--- Written in 2002 by K. Wolford --- MissouriSeptember 20, 2002
" There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice,
But there must never be a time when we fail to protest."
--- E. Wiesel --- Submitted by Pam S. --- NebraskaSeptember 20, 2002
" Pride is a thief that steals our progress."
--- Pt. George - Argentina Neuquen Mission - 2001 --- Submitted by Paula --- ArgentinaSeptember 18, 2002
" Compared to friendship, gold is dirt."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sophia B. --- Copenhagen, DenmarkSeptember 18, 2002
" Your destiny was decided before you were born. The side roads are your choice. Choose wisely."
--- Copyright © 2002 Laura L. VaughnSeptember 16, 2002
" Be not but one, but be one."
--- Written in 2002 by E.C. --- MassachusettsSeptember 16, 2002
" Throughout your life, meet as many people as you possibly can. You have no idea how much goodness and opportunity you will come by. Always keep in touch with everyone. The good ones will stay close by and those will be the ones who help you through anything and everything that you will ever need. In the instance that you lose someone for some reason, if it was meant to be that that person is supposed to be with you in your journey, they will somehow someway rejoin you again."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Rachel Tarian --- OhioSeptember 13, 2002
" Life is all about: L-learning; I-intellectually; F-from; E-experiences, for we are growing individuals from the day we are born till we breathe our last."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mandakini Punj --- Noida, IndiaSeptember 11, 2002
" We can only create what we can imagine."
--- Copyright © 2002 Robert B. Mackay (1950~)September 11, 2002
" ...in the depths of our being holds the treasures of family."
--- Copyright © 2002 G.StrotherSeptember 9, 2002
Motivation and direction:
" Evil exists where it is fed; Goodness exists when it is nurtured. I have held the passing hand of an AIDS patient; I have breathed life back into my youngest child. In both these moments I felt divine love, I understood now what it was to nurture."
--- Written in 2002 by C.A. KnicelySeptember 9, 2002
" They say that "a mind is like a parachute, it only works when open". Now while this is true to a certain degree, a parachute too open has no control. And as any good parachutist will tell, it will eventually crash and burn to the ground. For you see, it is the strings that control the parachute and allow it to take form and have substance. So just be careful, though, of who controls the strings."
--- Copyright © 2002 Jerome PionkSeptember 6, 2002
" Free is not great because it makes you free. It is great because it gives you an option to be free."
--- Copyright © 2002 Alexander MantsevichSeptember 6, 2002
" There are no atheists in fox-holes."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Nathaniel Collier --- North CarolinaSeptember 4, 2002
" There is something better...
that a man can give than his life...
That is to stand against purposes that are difficult to stand against."
--- Woodrow WilsonSeptember 4, 2002
" The individual should always be close to his relatives:
Truth - the mother
Wisdom - the father
Forgiveness - the sister
Peace - the friend
Compassion - the guru
Goodness - the brother"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mandakini Punj --- U.P., IndiaAugust 30, 2002
" Thought is on the left... the heart is always right."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ali Asgar Nagaria --- Maharashtra, IndiaAugust 30, 2002
" True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it is not haphazard and superficial. It comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring."
--- Martin Luther King, Jr. --- Submitted by Spencer Smith --- Western Australia, AustraliaAugust 28, 2002
" The pain of regret is far greater than the pain of hard work!"
--- David Borsky --- Submitted by D. Kracker --- Victoria, Australia
David Borsky is one of the most inspirational people I know. Living out of a small house in Yea, a tiny town in the outer areas of Victoria, David was born with an inability to use the left side of his body. Nevertheless, he never took a negative attitude towards life. Training his right side alone, he learned to ski on the nearby mountain (Mt. Buller) and now helps young kids with disabilities learn to ski. He deserves far more praise than he is given. This is my small attempt to immortalize this great man!August 28, 2002
" Life's most powerful lesson is just that....life."
--- Copyright © 2002 Nathaniel CollierAugust 26, 2002
" I never said don't allow anyone to come close to your heart.....but I say don't allow that person to tamper with a thing inside your heart.....and that thing is your INNERSELF!!!!"
--- Copyright © 2002 Gurbir DharniAugust 26, 2002
Life's dim windows of the soul
Distorts the heavens from pole to pole
And leads you to believe a lie
When you see 'with', not through, the eye.
--- William Blake --- Submitted by "C" D.--- Ontario, CanadaAugust 23, 2002
" Losing your confidence is like losing the battle before it is fought."
--- Copyright © 2002 Sriram PhaneswarAugust 23, 2002
" You have heard the saying "Forgive and forget", but my friend listen now... 'To hate is easy, to forgive is a challenge, but to forget, that my friend is the hardest of all' ... For in the seed of forgetfulness, lies true forgiveness."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Emmanuel S. --- England, United KingdomAugust 21, 2002
" Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome."
--- Samuel JohnsonAugust 21, 2002
" You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. Enthusiasm is the spark in your eye, the swing in your gait, the grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of your will and your energy to execute your ideas. Enthusiasts are fighters, they have fortitude, they have strong qualities. Enthusiasm is at the bottom of all progress. With it there is accomplishment. Without it there are only alibis."
--- Henry FordAugust 19, 2002
" We will walk on our own feet;
We will work with our own hands;
We will speak our own minds."
--- EmersonAugust 19, 2002
" My life is my message."
--- Mahatma GandhiAugust 16, 2002
" Never underestimate the power of denial."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Spencer Smith --- Western Australia, Australia
(From the film American Beauty)August 16, 2002
" Confusion clarifies! Confusion helps us see various solutions to the same problem that we would not have normally looked at if we think we are clear. Confusion Enlightens!"
--- Copyright © 2002 Ram RaghavanAugust 14, 2002
" It is easy to look into a crowd and agree with what they are saying, but oh so hard to stand in front of them and tell them they are wrong."
--- Copyright © 2002 Nathaniel CollierAugust 14, 2002
" To think and analyze something perfectly before doing, is to achieve before getting."
--- Copyright © 2002 Syed Mazhar GilaniAugust 12, 2002
" A memory may be a paradise from which we can't be driven;
It may be a hell from which we can't escape."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Faryal Gohar --- VirginiaAugust 12, 2002
" The only thing you can do with your life is give it away. You come with nothing and you leave with nothing. Practice giving away your life."
--- Wayne Dyer --- Submitted by Dan I. --- Vic, AustraliaAugust 9, 2002
" All doors are open to courtesy."
--- Thomas FullerAugust 9, 2002
" When you make a world tolerable for yourself, you make a world tolerable for others."
--- Anais NinAugust 7, 2002
" Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises."
--- Samuel ButlerAugust 7, 2002
" We are not here merely to make a living. We are here to enrich the world, and we impoverish ourselves if we forget this errand."
--- Woodrow WilsonAugust 5, 2002
" Unforgiveness may be aimed at others, but the greatest wound is to yourself."
--- Copyright © 2002 Scott JohnsonAugust 5, 2002
" Of all the creatures that exist, only mankind would think to demand an explanation."
--- Copyright © 2002 Kevin Barrett
My office associate came in today and placed the following quote on our whiteboard:
"I alone am drifting, not knowing where I am. Like a newborn babe before it learns to smile, I am alone without a place to go." ---Lao Tsu Chapter 20 Tao Te Ching
Although it's intended to be interpretational, it's obviously depressing. It inspired me to write a quote that addresses the human condition to question our own existence (too much).August 2, 2002
" What on earth would we do with ourselves if something did not stand in our way?"
--- H.G. WellsAugust 2, 2002
" If you can't be thankful for what you achieve, be thankful for what you escape."
--- Author UnknownJuly 31, 2002
" Life is not fair; you make it fair!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by HarmellyaNeiung Vivian Akapito --- Chuuk, MicronesiaJuly 31, 2002
" It's better to have loved and lost, than to be in a relationship that's breaking your heart."
--- Copyright © 2002 Martyn Clarke
Be true. If you want it, have it. If not, let it go.July 29, 2002
" Difficulties mastered are opportunities won."
--- ChurchillJuly 29, 2002
" The wise will always reflect on the quality, not the quantity, of life."
--- SenecaJuly 26, 2002
" Great people are those who make others feel that they, too, can become great."
--- Mark TwainJuly 26, 2002
" Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others."
--- Robert Lewis StevensonJuly 24, 2002
" When we are young we give up our health to make the money,
When we get old we give up our money to get back our health."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Shane Baldsing --- CanadaJuly 24, 2002
" American ends in 'I CAN' so that means you CAN do anything!"
--- Gladys Cunningham --- Submitted by Tiffany Barber --- South Dakota
This was one of the sayings that my great grandma would always say to remind me when I said that I couldn't do something... then and now it became a habit... now it is almost a ritual... it is a great quote to live by!!! Thanks and I hope this helps brightens someone's day.July 22, 2002
" Some people change the world; others change a single life."
--- Copyright © 2002 Rhae LindseyJuly 22, 2002
" If you try to climb the mountain too quickly, you will never reach the top."
--- Copyright © 2002 Norm SmithJuly 19, 2002
" Do your own little bit of saving, and when you drown, die knowing you were headed for shore."
--- Ray Bradbury (From the book "Fahrenheit 451", 1953)
--- Submitted by Elise B. --- Ontario, CanadaJuly 19, 2002
" As human beings we have good qualities as well as bad ones. Now, anger, attachment, jealousy, hatred, are the bad side; these are the real enemy...The true troublemaker is inside."
--- The Dalai Lama --- Submitted by Sophear P. --- VIC, AustraliaJuly 17, 2002
" While others may argue about the world ending with a bang or a whimper,
I just want to make sure mine doesn't end with a whine."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Patricia Gorman --- AustraliaJuly 17, 2002
" Time is like the wind: it slips so easily through your fingers."
--- Copyright © 2000 Laura CichonJuly 15, 2002
CHANGE - THE OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME

" Changes in life bring us to a crossroad....for here the opportunity lies; the opportunity to choose your life's next path. At this moment in time, the time of decision, "YOU" ultimately control your destiny. What greater time in life does one have such power?"
--- Copyright © 2002 Steve Ake
These thoughts came to mind during a big layoff here at my company. For the first time....I was worried about losing my job! I felt I needed a different perspective on the situation..just in case I did indeed lose my job..the thoughts flowed.July 15, 2002
" Fear leads to anger,
Anger leads to hate,
Hate leads to pain,
Pain leads to suffering...."
--- Yoda ( Star Wars ) --- Submitted by Kien Mun --- KL, Malaysia
This teaches us not to succumb to our fears and always stand up to face them.......we should confront and control our fears rather than allow them to control us...July 12, 2002
" Irrespective of different philosophies, the most important thing is to have a tamed and disciplined mind and a warm heart."
--- The Dalai Lama --- Submitted by Sophear P. --- VIC, AustraliaJuly 12, 2002
Time is
Too slow for those who wait,
Too swift for those who fear,
Too long for those who grieve,
Too short for those who rejoice.
But for those who love, time is not.
--- Henry van Dyke --- Submitted by Sharon Ogden --- KentuckyJuly 10, 2002
" We are born into the world, like a blank canvas
And every person that crosses our path
Takes up the brush
And makes their mark upon our surface
So it is that we develop . . .
But we must realize, there comes a day
That we must take up the brush . . .
And finish the work
For only we can determine
If we are to be just another painting . . .
Or a masterpiece
--- Javan, from "Meet Me Halfway" 1981 --- Submitted by Scott Johnson --- FloridaJuly 10, 2002
" For in our dreams we posses a remarkable ability to be whomever or whatever we desire. Dream, always dream. But know the difference between night and day."
--- Copyright © 1997 Debra J. CarrollJuly 8, 2002
" The aim of an argument or of a discussion should not be victory but progress."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Patricia Gorman --- AustraliaJuly 8, 2002
" Few things in life are as tragic as the destruction of a child's sweet innocence."
--- David E. Early, (regarding the current Catholic Church Scandal)
--- Submitted by Doug Trusso --- California
I wish every parent and parent-to-be, would read and fully comprehend this quote's meaning.

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