Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
The older I grow the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.
Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t.
Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.
Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.
Charles M. Schultz
Before filling your wheelbarrow, point it in the direction you intend to go.
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
A hug is like a boomerang – you get it back right away.
Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.
Marian Wright Edelman
A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
Remember, your body needs six to eight glasses of fluid daily – straight up or on the rocks.
In difficult circumstances, always act on first impressions.
Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not advice, it is merely custom.
Don’t cuss the climate; it probably doesn’t like you any better than you like it.
Where people have no dreams and no hope and aspirations, life becomes dull and a meaningless wilderness.
I believe in opening mail once a month, whether it needs it or not.
I take my children everywhere, but they always find their way back home.
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.
Don’t cry for a man who’s left you. The next one may fall for your smile.
If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance.
George Bernard Shaw
It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy
Becoming a father is easy enough, but being one can be very rough.
Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
When nations grow old, the arts grow cold and commerce settles on every tree.
A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.
Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.
Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.
Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.
Wernher von Braun
Many a man wishes he were strong enough to tear a telephone book in half – especially if he
has a teenage daughter.
Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.
By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.
If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.
I had to live in the desert before I could understand the full value of grass in a green ditch.
Control over change would seem to consist in moving not with it, but ahead of it.
The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.
Hope is like peace, it is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.
Each small task of everyday life is part of the total harmony of the universe.
St. Therese of Lisieux
An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man’s entire existence.
Honore de Balzac
Architecture is a visual art, and the buildings speak for themselves.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.
That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.
Method is much, technique is much, but inspiration is even more.
We can do no great things, only small things with great love.
Summer afternoon: to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
I opened the door for a lot of people, and they just ran through and left me holding the knob.
These few dollars you lose here today are going to buy you stories to tell your children and great-grandchildren.
I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.
You see things; and you say, “Why?” but I dream things that never were; and I say, “Why not?”
George Bernard Shaw
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
Jean de la Fontaine
But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads ?
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John D Rockefeller Sr.
One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Contemporary criticism only represents the amount of ignorance genius has to contend with.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Everything happens to everyone sooner or later if there is enough time.
George Bernard Shaw
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
William Arthur Ward
A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing.
Let us not look back in anger, or forward in fear, but around in awareness.