MID 1998

"If you don't leap, you'll never know what it's like to fly."
--- Guy Finley
---Submitted by Cheryl Thomas

"The most beautiful thing to experience is the mysterious. It is the true source of life, art and science."
--- Michael Talbot
--- Submitted by Christine Lane

"Spend everyday casual, but industrious; every moment alert, but relaxed."
--- Guy Finley
--- Submitted by Cheryl Thomas

"Don't go through life, grow through life."
--- Ashley --- North Carolina

"Help me believe in what I could be and all that I am. Show me the stairway I have to climb, for my sake, teach me to take one step at a time."
--- Sandy J.H. --- New Jersey

"Destiny speaks for itself, whispering the knowledge of yesterday, by calling the future today."
--- Christine Lane

"Don't let your problems get you down. Pick them up and turn them around."
--- Contributed by Regina Mckay --- New Jersey

"Friends are all chatter but love is all that really matters."
--- Vanessa Merrill

"Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all."
--- Helen Keller
--- Contributed by Melanie Black

"We never know how far reaching something we may think, say, or do today will effect the lives of millions tomorrow."
--- Dr. B.J. Palmer, the developer of Chiropractic
--- Submitted by Kirk Evans, D.C. --- Pennsylvania

I am only one, but I am one.
I cannot do everything, but I can do something.
What I can do, I ought to do.
And what I ought to do,
By the grace of God,
I shall do!
--- Edward Everett Hale
--- Contributed by Jude --- Ontario, Canada

"Without courage you cannot practice any of the other virtues."
--- Maya Angelou
--- Contributed by Valerie --- California

"Commitment is the igniter of momentum."
--- Peg Wood

"A man's reach must far exceed his grasp, lest what is heaven for."
--- Browning
--- Submitted by Terry Moore --- Ireland

"The ultimate joy is from being sincerely happy for someone,
Though it hurts. "
--- Submitted by Sim Yee --- Malaysia

"It is the province of knowledge to speak,
It is the privilege of wisdom to listen."
--- Christine Lane

"When I was a boy, I knew love to be only a word I said to my family. As a young man, I knew love to be that feeling I had when I liked someone for a long time. As an old man, I now know love to be a choice. And I choose to love my wife everyday until the day I die."
--- Chris Matheson

"If life seems as though it's falling to pieces,
Keep your head up high and think positive."
--- Regina Mckay --- New Jersey

"Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it."
--- William Feather
--- Contributed by Tania --- Moscow

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past,
Than education, than money, than circumstances,
Than failures, than successes,
Than what other people think or say or do.

It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.
It will make or break a company...a church...a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day
Regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.

We cannot change our past...
We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have,
And that is our attitude...

I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me
And 90% how I react to it.
And so it is with you...
We are in charge of our Attitudes.
--- Charles Swindoll
--- Contributed by Anne Kinnear --- New York

"I don't dream about actors and actresses; they dream about me. I am reality, they are not."
--- Alexander Popov
--- Contributed by Sarah Deibler

"Look in your lovers' eyes to see who you are, what you can be, and what you should be. Look in the mirror to comb your hair."
--- Chris Matheson --- Arizona

"Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate."
--- William A. Ward
--- Contributed by Tania --- Moscow

"Your love will last forever, if you do not expect her to walk the same path, but you look in the same direction."
--- T. Clay Sanders

"Listen to your heart, because in the end it is your heart that matters."
--- Jennifer Tyler

"The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost."
--- G.K.Chesterton
--- Contributed by Tania --- Moscow

"Dream about the future, build upon that dream, and then do what it takes to get there."
--- Written by Dan Kelly and all his friends --- Illinois

"Renew your brilliance. It is the privilege of the Phoenix. Excellence grows old and so does fame. Custom wears down our admiration, and a mediocre novelty can conquer the greatest eminence in its old age. So be reborn in courage, in intellect, in happiness, and in all else. Dare to renew your brilliance, dawning many times, like the sun, only changing your surroundings. Withhold it and make people miss it; renew it and make them applaud."
--- Baltasar Gracian
--- Contributed by Tania --- Moscow

"The only way to predict the future is to shape it."
--- Car Ad in the UK
--- Contributed by Jonathan Smith --- UK

"Time is the iron that smooths away all the wrinkles in our past."
--- Vibin J. Chowallur --- New York

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for he is not the same man and it is not the same river."
--- Contributed by Junior --- Pennsylvania

"Don't try to get even...get ahead !"
--- Author Unknown
--- Contributed by RJ Kautz

"Each individual is an eternity unto himself."
--- Christine Lane

"If your house is on fire, warm yourself by it."
--- Spanish Proverb
--- Contributed by James Sweeney

"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living; it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."
--- Dr. Seuss
--- Contributed by Kristi Wright

"You gotta have a dream. If you never have a dream, how are you gonna have a dream come true?"
--- Happy Talk from South Pacific
--- Contributed by Kelly K. Marshall --- Tennis Pro
--- Contributed by Marjorie Federici

"The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed."
--- Contributed by Doris Rodriguez

"Have you ever noticed that the God Lord has made us with two eyes, two ears, and one mouth? He also placed another ear, just below the upper most part of our spirits. It's the third ear. It's only used when He has something to say. The problem with this organ is most people don't know they have it, and when they find out they do, they've been listening to the wrong god."
--- Robert (Gary) Lee --- Maryland

On Becoming a Champion
"Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character."
--- T. Alan Armstrong --- Georgia

"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear."
--- Mark Twain
--- Submitted by Kristi Wright
--- Submitted by Katie G. --- B.C., Canada

"There's a part of my life that a needs a dose of humbleness
that can only be treated with pain in order to heal the pride."
--- From Wasted Suffering
--- Gary Lee --- Maryland

"Never let the odds keep you from pursuing what you know in your heart you were meant to do."
--- Satchel Paige
--- Contributed by Kristi Wright

"If the eyes are looked upon as the windows to the soul... then a smile must be the doorway the heart."
--- Author Unknown
--- Contributed by Melinda

"Running like a chicken with your head cut off? Just consider the chicken's options vs. your own."
--- Cindy B. Neal --- Mississippi

"Two men looked out from prison bars, and one saw mud and one saw stars."
--- Anonymous
--- Contributed by Eugene Doran --- Ireland

"You defeated me! But you won't defeat me again! Because you have grown all you can grow.... but I am still growing!"
--- Sir Edmund Hillary
--- Contributed by Terry Litwiller

This is what Sir Hillary said about Mt. Everest

"Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing."
--- Vince Lombardi
--- Contributed by Bradly Simmons

"Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th."
--- J. Andrews
--- Contributed by Kristen Hope Rigsby

"All good men are happy when they choose to be their own authors. Those who choose to have others edit their pathways, must live on the edge of another man's sword."
--- Julie Arabi

"Every man dies. Not every man really lives."
--- From The Movie 'Braveheart'
--- Contributed by Ruth Carter

"Determine to work, work to stand, stand to fight, fight to WIN!"
--- SuanLoyd

"We can gain strength and courage and confidence, by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face. We must do that which we think we cannot."
--- Eleanor Roosevelt
--- Contributed by Q.A.

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
--- George Ellis
--- Contributed by Corky Akins

"It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness."
--- Confucius
--- Contributed by Sahar Anwar --- Egypt
--- Correction of quote supplied by Hannah F.

"Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives."
--- A. Sachs
--- Contributed by Kyle Looney

"The greatest power that a person possesses is the power to choose."
--- J.Martin Kohe
--- Contributed by Corky Akins

"You don't stop laughing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop laughing."
--- Michael Pritchard
--- Contributed by Amanda Gier

Life has it's ups and downs,
Somewhat like a roller coaster.
After a day on a roller coaster,
We all need to stop and relax for a while,
Think about what we just did,
And which ride to go on next.

Why don't you apply that to life?
At the end of a rough day,
Or even a smooth one,
Relax, gather your thoughts and emotions.
Then and only then, should you
Move on to the next ride.
--- Neill MacRae --- Australia

"Never give in--never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."
--- Winston Churchill
--- Contributed by Corky Akins
--- Correction provided by Molly --- California --- 2000

"The bigger the hill you climb, the more you can see from the top, the more you enjoy the ride down, and the longer the ride lasts."
--- Frank Stephens

"You can never go wrong by doing right."
--- Sue Sheffler --- Georgia

"All that we see and seem is but a dream within a dream."
--- Edgar Allen Poe
--- Contributed by VQueen

"Don't be reckless with other people's hearts, and don't put up with people that are reckless with yours."
--- Kurt Vonnegut
--- Contributed by Amanda Gier

"Inside each and every one of us is a person that no one knows. A person, should you take the time to look, is waiting to be discovered, wanting you to take notice. Take a few minutes every day and sit down to chat with this person. Who knows what you may learn?"
--- Neill MacRae

"It takes a whole life to learn how to live."
--- Author Unknown
--- Contributed by Beth Garvin --- Mississippi

"Luck is when opportunity meets preparation."
--- Contributed by Grumman

"You give little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. "
--- Kahlil Gibran
--- Contributed by Laura Gomez --- Nevada

"Don't miss out on life just to stay alive."
--- Adam Burrell
--- Contributed by Q.A

"If you ain't true to yourself, you ain't true to no one. If you're living your life for someone else, you just ain't living."
--- Vanilla Ice
--- Contributed by Angi

"Love is something like the clouds that were in the sky, before the sun came out. You cannot touch the clouds, you know; but you feel the rain and know how glad the flowers and the thirsty earth are to have it after a hot day. You cannot touch love either, but you feel the sweetness that it pours into everything."
--- Annie Sullivan

"If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite."
--- William Blake (1757-1827)
--- Contributed by Russ

"Life is what happens while you are making other plans."
--- John Lennon
--- Contributed by VQueen & James Sweeney

"Love is a flame that burns in heaven, and whose soft reflections radiate to us. Two worlds are opened, two lives given to it. It is by love that we double our being; it is by love that we approach God."
--- Aimee Martin

"What you keep for yourself, you lose. What you give away, you keep forever."
--- Axel Monthe
--- Contributed by James Sweeney