John Burroughs The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.
Charles Lamb My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.
Henry David Thoreau If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or faraway.
Dolly Parton If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Erma Bombeck I told you I was sick.
Robert Heinlein People who go broke in a big way never miss any meals. It is the poor jerk who is shy a half slug who must tighten his belt.
Czech Proverb Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
Anonymous Practice random beauty and senseless acts of love.
Herman Wouk Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.
George Bernard Shaw Make money and the whole nation will conspire to call you a gentleman.
Peter McWilliams Guilt is anger directed at ourselves--at what we did or did not do.
Robert Frost Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success.
Leo Tolstoy Nietzsche was stupid and abnormal.
Saskya Pandita Not to be cheered by praise,<br> Not to be grieved by blame,<br> But to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers<br> Are the characteristics of an excellent man.
Jose Raul Bernardo When honor and truth are at odds, let truth prevail.
Sun Tzu War is a matter of vital importance to the State; the province of life or death; the road to survival or ruin. It is mandatory that it be thoroughly studied.
Sue Patton Thoele Abundance is, in large part, an attitude.
Hunter S Thompson I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.
Ken Keyes A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world. Everyone you meet is your mirror.
Stanislaw J. Lec When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.
Aldous Huxley There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that is your own self. So you have to begin there, not outside, not on other people. That comes afterwards, when you have worked on your own corner.
Steven Wright I just bought a microwave fireplace. You can spend an evening in front of it in only eight minutes.
Geronimo I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free and there was nothing to break the light of the sun. I was born where there were no enclosures...
Etty Hillesum We have to fight them daily, like fleas, those many small worries about the morrow, for they sap our energies.