Words of Wisdom

March 18, 2003

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

Alexander Graham Bell

Speak only well of people and you need never whisper.


Destiny is no matter of chance, It is a matter of choice.  It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be Achieved.


Act as if what you do makes a difference.  IT DOES.


When you talk you only report what you already know, if you listen you might learn something.


Even if your on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.


Don't be afraid to ask dumb questions, they're easier to handle than dumb mistakes.


Do the BEST you can, with WHAT you have, WHERE you are, and do it Now.


Be careful that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't an oncoming train.


Experience is a wonderful thing.  It enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.


LIFE—Its like a paino.  What you get out of it depends on how you play it.


We are all Manufactures, some make Good, others make Trouble and still others make Excuses.


Walk through life with a good heart and you will run with success.


Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave a footprint.


A chip on the shoulder is often a piece of wood that has fallen from the head!


The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

If you do not find peace in yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.

Paula A. Bendry

The true test of character is…how we behave when we don't know what to do.

John Holt

It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

No one knows what he can do until he tries.

Publilius Syrus

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.

Raymond Lindquist

As you slide down the bannister of life, May the splinters never point the wrong way!


If you tell the truth, you don't have anything to remember.

Mark Twain

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.


If…you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.

Catherine Aird

The two best times to keep your mouth shut are when you're swimming and when you're angry.


Character is what we do when we think no one is looking.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Character is what a man is in the dark.

Dwight L. Moody

Character is much easier kept than recovered.

Thomas Paine

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.

Thomas Paine

Character is simply habit long continued.


It's hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.

Sally Kempton

If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else.


Shelter a child and you protect him for a day.  Teach a child integrity and self-reliance and you protect him for a lifetime!


Strength and courage aren't always measured in medals and victories.  They are measured in the struggles we overcome.  The strongest people are not always the people who win, but the people who don't give up when they lose.

Ashley Hodgeson.

Always put yourself in others' shoes.  If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the other person, too.


Success is not how high and fast you reach the top, but how high and fast you bounce back when you hit the bottom.


Act so as to elicit the best in others and thereby in thyself.

Felix Adler

I can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future, but only in the present can I act.

Abraham Maslow

You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when.  You can only decide how you're going to live.  Now!

Joan Baez

People are not honored for what they receive.  Honor is the reward for what they give.

Calvin Coolidge

Good night, gentlemen.