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" I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of some religious cult." -Rita Rudner

"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful." -Ann Landers

"We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything." -Thomas Alva Edison

"There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people." -Muhammad Ali

"Nothing is interesting if you're not interested." -Helen Maciness

"Lawyers I suppose, were children once." -Charles Lamb

"To teach is to learn twice." -Joseph Joubert

"There was a time when I thought I could still teach them from my mistakes, but it was then that I realized they have to learn on their own." -Marie Bell

"If you can't convince them confuse them." -Harry S. Trueman

"Fear is that little dark room where negatives are developed." -Michael Pritchard

"It's not a question of who is going to throw the first stone; it is a question of who is going to start building with it." -Sloan Wilson

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." -Franklin D. Rosavelt

"Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country." -John F. Kennedy

"The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining." -John F. Kennedy

"Rather fail by honor than succeed by fraud." -Sophocles

"Character before wealth." -Amos Lawrence

"The supernatural is the natural not yet understood." -Elbert Hubbard

"The world is a comedy to those who think, a tragedy  to those who feel." -unknown

"If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem." -Eldridge Cleaver

"There is only one rule for being a good communicator: Learn to listen." -Christopher Marley

"Beauty is power; a smile its sword." -Charles Reade

"Beauty is not caused it is." -Emily Dickinson

"Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all." -Ralph W. Emerson

"He who bears another is borne by another." -St. Gregory the Great

"I'm never more tickled then when I laugh at myself." -Mark Twain

"Well done is better than well said." -Benjerman Franklin

"If the truth is on your side there is no place left for fear." -Anonymous

"Praise like gold or diamonds, owes its value to its scarcity." -Samuel Johnson

"What we obtain too cheaply we esteem to lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value." -Thomas Paine

"It takes two to speak the truth --one to speak and another to listen." -Henry David Thoreau

"To complete a dream I start with a plan." -Anonymous

"The race is not always to the swift but to those that  keep on running." -Anonymous

"Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home for wearing what you like." - George Ade

"He who makes excuses accuses himself." -French Proverb

"Nature to be commanded must be obeyed." -Benjamin Franklin

"Are you going places or just being taken?" -H.F. Henirichs

"In similar waters similar fish are found." - Riuysch

"Without our cares our joys would be less lively." -Catherine P. Traill

"There are hundreds of languages in the world but a smile speaks them all." -Anonymous

"Education is. . . . hanging around till you've caught on." -Robert Frost

"A single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer." -Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

"Oh, heart if one should say that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers but the seed remains.  This is the law of God." -Kahil Gibran

"The city has a face, the country has a soul." -Jacoues Delacretelle

"Vision is the art of seeing things invisible." -Jonathan Swift

"Aggressive fighting for the right is the greatest sport in the world." -Theodore Roosevelt

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."- Martin Luther King Jr.

"Independence in thinking is the first mark of freedom.  Without it you remain a slave to circumstances." -Anonymous

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." -Mark Twain

"Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment, and learn again to exercise his will- his personal responsibility." -Albert Schweitzer

"Truth is great and its effectiveness endures." -Ptahhotpe

"Where there is an open mind there will always be a frontier." -F. Kettering

"It always was the biggest fish I caught that got away." -Eugene Field

"My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence." -Edith Sitwell

"The three secrets of success in public speaking are. . . be sincere, be brief, and . . . be seated." -Anonymous

"Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them." -Lucy M. Montgomery

"One who does not look ahead remains behind." -Brazilian Proverb

"Coming together is a beginning. . . keeping together is progress. . . working together is success." -Henry Ford

"Truth has no special time of its own.  Its hour is now always." -Albert Schweitzer

"A 'no' uttered from the deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'yes' merely uttered to please or what is worse, to avoid trouble." -Mahatma Gandhi

"Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.  He has a work, a life purpose; he has found it and he will follow it." -Thomas Carlyle

"The lightning and thunder, they go and they come, but the stars and the stillness are always at home." -George Macdonald

"A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market." -Charles Lamb

"I know not what the future holds, but I know who holds the future." -Unknown

"The memories we collect and give brighten our lives as long as we live." -Julie Sneyd

"Sympathizers are spectators; Empathizers wear game shoes." -John Eybert

"You can't hold a man down without staying down with him." -Booker T. Washington

"Revenge has no more quenching effect, on emotions then salt water has on thirst." -Walter Weckler

"Temptations unlike opportunities, will always give you second chances." -O.A. Battista

"If you take the Christian bible and put it out in the wind and the rain, soon the paper on which the words are printed will disintegrate and the words will be gone. Our bible IS the wind and the rain."
- Herbalist Carol McGrath as told to her by a Native-American woman

"Our way is not soft grass, it's a mountain path with lots of rocks.  But it goes upwards, forward, toward the sun." -Ruth Westheimer

"If you except losing you can't win." -Vince Lombardi

"You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist." -Golda Meir

"Never trouble another for what you can do yourself." -Thomas Jefferson

"We cannot take anything for granted, beyond the first mathematical formula, question everything else." -Maria Mitchell

"Beware of little expenses . A small  leak will sink a great ship." -Benjamin Franklin

"Carve not upon a stone when I am dead.  The praise which remorseful mourners give.  To women's graves--a tardy recompense-- but speak them while I live." -Elizabeth Akers Allen

"The only real elegance is in the mind.  If you got that, the rest follows from it." -Diana Vreeland

"If a man could have half his wishes he would double his troubles." -Benjamin Franklin

"Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life." -Confucius

"Happy Birthday is one of those conversation killers, which leaves the person on its receiving end no opportunity for a witty reply." -Russell Baker

"There is a time in the life of every problem, when it is big enough to see yet small enough to solve." -Mike Leavitt

"Better to be occasionally cheated then perpetually suspicious." -B.C. Forbes

"Not knowing. . . . was hard; knowing. . . . was harder." -Toni Morrison

"I have to live with my own truth.  I have to live with it. You live with your own truth.  I cannot live with it." -Marie Irene Fornes

"I love [quotations] because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognizably wiser than oneself." -Marlene Dietrich

"For everything you have missed you have gained something else." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

". . .imagination. . . is the source of all my unhappiness as well as of my pleasures." -Anais Nin

"Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up." -Tom Stoppard

"Art is the signature of civilization." -Beverly Sills

"All sunshine makes a desert." -Arabic proverb

"One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness." -Josh Billings

"The power lies in the wisdom of one's role in the Great Mystery, and in honoring every living thing as a teacher." -Jamie Sands & David Carson

"Great golden comma of a cat, you spring to catch my robe's one dangling thread and somehow land entangled in my heart." -Lija Broadhurst

"The heart of the fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of the wise is in his heart." -Benjamin Franklin

"Sanity is the playground for the unimaginative." -unknown

"You do your thing and I do mine, you are you and I am I. I cannot live without my life; I cannot die without my soul." -unknown

"What's with you today? What's with today today?" -Empire Records

"Never miss a chance to keep your mouth shut." -Robert Newton Peck

"If a dog's prayers were answered bones would rain from the sky." -Old Proverb

"There are no ordinary cats." -Colette

"Animals are such agreeable friends- they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms." -George Eliot

"Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want." -Joseph Wood Kruth

". . . . a morning kiss, a discreet touch of his nose landing somewhere on the middle of my face.  Because his long white whiskers tickled, I began every day laughing." -Janet F Faure

"What you keep to yourself you lose, what you give away you keep forever." -Axel Munthe

"Blessed are those that can give without remembering and take without forgetting." -Elizabeth Bibesco

"Making the decision to have a child--it's momentous.  It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." -Elizabeth Stone

"[S]he who raises a child is to be called its mother, not only the [wo]man who gave it birth." -Midrash, exodus Rabbah

"Hope is the parent of faith." -Cyrus Augustus Bartol

"One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.  The curriculum is so much necessary new material but the warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child." -Carl Jung

"What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul." -Joseph Addison

"Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: The last if the human freedoms--to choose one's own way." - Viktor Frankl

"Pain and suffering is inevitable, being miserable is optional." -Art Clanin

"If winter comes can spring be far behind?" -Percy Bysshe Shelley

"Signs from the soul come silently, as silently as the sun enters the darkened world." - Tibetan saying

"To be able to look back upon one's past life with satisfaction is to live twice." -Martial

"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing." -Mark Twain

"The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is unchangeable or certain." -John F. Kennedy

"The world is but canvas to our imaginations." -Henry David Thoreau

"The real voyage of discovery lies not in discovering new lands but in seeing with new eyes." -Marcel Proust

"When an emotional injury takes place, the body begins a process as natural as the healing of a physical wound.  Let the process happen. Trust that nature will do the healing. Know that the pain will pass, and when it passes, you will be stronger, more sensitive and aware." -Mel Colgrove

"Its all right letting yourself go as long as you can get yourself back." -Mick Jagger

"Peace like charity, begins at home." -unknown

"The words I am are potent words; be careful what you hitch them to. The thing you're claiming has a way of reaching back and claiming you." -A. L. Kitselman

"Having a dream isn't stupid, Norm. It's not having a dream that's stupid." -unknown~Cliff Clavin, Cheers

"When we read, we start at the beginning and continue until we reach the end; when we write, we write, we start in the middle and write our way out." -Vickie Karp

"The way I see it if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain." -Dolly Parton

"The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work." -Patricia Clafford

"To love what we do and feel that it matters- how could anything be more fun?" -Katherine Grant

"Do not follow where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -unknown

"Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you so spend it wisely." -Kay Lyons

"A good name, like good will, is got by many actions and lost by one." -Lord Jeffery

"It is not fair to ask of others what you are no t willing to do yourself." -Eleanor Roosevelt

"I passionately hate the idea of being 'with it' I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time." -Orson Welles

"The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't being said." -unknown

"The trouble with the rat race is even if you win, you're still a rat." -Lily Tomlin

"Creativity can solve almost any problem." -George Lois

"Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday." -Don Marquis

"Lord, grant that I might always aspire to more than I can accomplish."-Michelangelo

"The true secret of giving advice is after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not." -Hannah Whitall Smith

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.  Art is knowing which ones to keep." -Scott Adams

"It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom.  It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err." -Mohandas K. Gandhi

"A government is like a fire: a handy servant, but a dangerous master." -George Washington

"There are two ways of exerting one's strength: One is pushing down the other is pulling up." -Booker T. Washington

"Let us make one point, that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile.  Smile at each other, make time for each other in your family." -Mother Teresa

"Without emotion there is no beauty." -Diana Vreeland

"Know the difference between success and fame.  Success is Mother Teresa.  Fame is Madonna." -Erma Bombeck