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Less drama, more laundry, Dave Savage

The failure is not in falling down. The failure is in staying down. **Mary Pickford**


Kindness

An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind. - Mohandas Gandhi
The noblest revenge is to forgive. - Anonymous
Judge not and you will not be judged. - Matt. 7:1
What you say means nothing, how you say it means everything.
Do good by stealth and blush to find fame. - Alexander Pope
Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you… - Luke 6:27
Find yourself by losing yourself for others. - Mohandas Gandhi
The worst prison is a closed heart. - Pope John Paul 2
My life is my message. - Mahatma Gandhi
Be the change you want to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi
Its nice to be important, but more important to be nice.
Kindness begets kindness. - Sophocles
Love is the gift of oneself. - Jean Anouilh
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.- Dalai Lama
Mitakuye Oyasin. [We are all related.] - Lakota Belief
No act of kindness is ever wasted. - Aesop
Being good to others being good to yourself.
Respect a man, and he will do the more. - James Howell
Whoever digs a pit will fall in. - Proverbs 26:27
Deepest principle of human nature is to be appreciated. - W. James
Love does not measure. It just gives. - Mother Teresa
Give until it hurts. - Mother Teresa
Your true wealth is the good you do in the world. - Mohammed
RESPECT - A little thing with big meaning.
Politeness costs nothing and gains everything. - Mary Montagu
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. - William James
Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. - Philo Tagore
Civility costs nothing, and buys everything. - Mary Montagu
Conquer, but don't triumph. - Marie Eschenbach
Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you. - Matt. 12:35
If you can't feed a hundred people, feed just one.- Mother Teresa
Forgiveness is the noblest revenge. - H.G. Bolon
It is a shameful thing to insult a child. – Mark Twain
The weak can't forgive. Forgiveness is of the strong. - M. Gandhi
To err is human, to forgive divine. - Alexander Pope
If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else.- China
My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness. - Dalai Lama
Handle yourself, use head; Handle others, use heart.- E.Roosevelt
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
Effects one directly, effects all indirectly. - Martin Luther King
People ask for criticism, but they only want praise.
Live for others, and they will live for you. - Paramahansa
True religion is the life we lead, not a creed. –Louis Nizer
The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. - Elie Wiesel
You can't shake hands with a clenched fist. - Indira Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right. - Martin Luther King
To honor an old man is showing respect to God.- Muhammad
People don’t care what you know, till they know you care. Watson
I kept, I lost. I have, I gave. I gave, I gained. - Persian proverb
What Everyone Needs - to be accepted by others
One must lose one’s life in order to find it. - Anne Lindbergh
Do you make others feel important?
Friends don't demand your silence. - AWalker
No man is a failure who has friends. - It’s a Wonderful Life
A friend is a gift you give yourself. - Robert Stephenson
A friend in need is a friend indeed. - Latin Proverb

Love

Love, an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. - Robert Frost
Love isn't possession, kisses aren't contracts.-V.Shoffstall
If you love something, let it go. If it comes back, it’s yours.
Those who love deeply never grow old. - Arthur Pinero
I am my beloved, and my beloved is mine. - Song of Solomon
Better to have loved and lost than never loved at all. - A.Tennyson
Love is seeing an imperfect person perfectly. -Sam Keen
What's worth having is worth waiting for
Love is friendship set on fire - Jeremy Taylor
If you would be loved, love and be lovable. - Benjamin Franklin
Never say I love you if you don't really care.
Love isn’t something you feel, it's something you do.- D.Wilkerson
Love begins when nothing is expected in return. - Antoine Exupéry
No one worth possessing can be quite possessed.- Sara Teasdale
To love is to be vulnerable. - C.S. Lewis
Where there is love there is life. - Mahatma Gandhi
Make a living by what we get, a life by what we give. - W.Churchill
Whoso loves, believes the impossible. - Elizabeth Browning
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear.- 1 John 4:1


Courage

Attack life, it's going to kill you anyway. - Niels Bohr
One man with courage makes a majority. - Thomas Jefferson
Forget mistakes, forget failure. Never forget your dreams.
When we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.-D.Thompson
Falter, push me on. Stumble, pick me up. Retreat, shoot me.- France
The best way out is always through. - Robert Frost
Don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.-M.King
There is no security on this earth. Only opportunity. -D.MacArthur
Whoever said you have a right to give up?
To succeed, we must first believe that we can. - Micheal Korda
You have enemies? Good. You’ve stood up for something. -Churchill
Better to climb and fall, than never strive at all.- Grace Hinkey
An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. - Friedrich Engels
Fall seven times, stand up eight. - Japanese Proverb
Being defeated is temporary. Giving up is permanent. - M. Savant
Never, never, never give in. - Winston Churchill
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. - Johann Goethe
Don't wait for moods. You'll accomplish nothing. - Pearl Buck
Everything is given at the price of an effort. - Leonardo Da Vinci
God helps those who persevere. - Koran
Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought. - H.Bergson
Courage isn't lack of fear, it’s the capacity to overcome it.
Keep fears to yourself, share inspiration with others.-R.Stevenson
ABCs of Success - ability, breaks, courage. - Charles Luckman
Hope - the last thing ever lost
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. - Anais Nin
Courage is the ability to let of the familiar.
Mistakes are the portals of discovery. - James Joyce
Bitterness imprisons life. - Harry Fosdick
Worry never climbed hills, paid bills, dried tears, calmed fears.
At least fail while daring greatly - Teddy Roosevelt
I bend, but I do not break. - Jean de La Fontaine
Every man dies. Not every man really lives. - Braveheart
Fought a good fight, finished my course, kept the faith. -Tm. 4:7
Faith eliminates fear. - Lech Walesa
Opportunities multiply as they are seized. - Sun Tzu
If you think you can, you can. - Henry Ford
Believe your beliefs, doubt your doubts.
Why worry of tomorrow, tomorrow will worry of itself.-Matt.5:14
The gods favor the bold.- Ovid
Worrying moves you, but doesn't get you anywhere.-Van Wilder
Si, Se Puede (Yes, we are able) - Cesar Chavez
Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you. - Spanish Proverb
What worries you, masters you. - Haddon W. Robinson
Give me liberty, or give me death. - Patrick Henry
Person without courage equals a knife without an edge.
Believe your beliefs, doubt your doubts.
People die, but their ideas live on.
When the going gets tough, the tough get going. - Frank Leahy
Without a struggle, there can be no progress.-Frederick Douglass
Give yourself permission, right now (to be happy)
Do absolutely nothing daily. (for a few minutes)


Character

Don’t stand for something? You’ll fall for anything.- Africa
Better to be one sided than two faced.
Man's character is his fate. - Heraclitus
The more you know the less you show.
Character is power. - Booker T Washington
Before honor is humility. - Proverbs 18:12.
Character is what you do when no one is looking. - Henry Huffman
A half truth is a whole lie. - Yiddish proverb
Have more than thou show, speak less than thou know.-Shakespeare
When in doubt, tell the truth. - Mark Twain
Humility-No one act big. No one act small. Everyone act medium.
Justice is truth in action - Benjamin Disraeli’
A lie has speed, truth has endurance. - Edgar Mohn
Don’t compromise yourself. It’s all you’ve got. - Janis Joplin
Let others praise you and not your own lips. - Pvbs 27:2
If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters. - Alan Simpson
Life- a long lesson in humility. - James Barrie
Integrity needs no rules. - Albert Camus
If I lose my honor, I lose myself. - Shakespeare S
Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes. - Maggie Kuhn
The truth shall set you free. - John 8:22
Honesty is the best policy. - English Proverb
What’s right isn’t popular, what’s popular isn’t right. -H.Cosell
Little strokes fell great oaks. - Benjamin Franklin
Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud. - Sophocles
Master habits before they master you.
Opinions alter, but character does not change - Benjamin Disraeli
We make our habits, then our habits make us.
Lying is done with words and also with silence. - Adrienne Rich
Men are not punished for their sins, but by them.-Elbert Hubbard
Walk in another's shoes before judging them.
Touch a person's heart before trying to change their head.
Diminish your wants rather than increasing your needs.
While there’s life, there’s hope. - Terence


Communication

Speak softly, but carry a big stick. - Teddy Roosevelt
Diplomacy is thinking twice and saying nothing.
Well done is better than well said.- Benjamin Franklin
Better silent and thought a fool then speak and remove doubt- Lincoln
The greatest truths are the simplest. - Hosea Ballou
First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak.. -Epictetus
Be sincere; be brief; be seated. - Franklin Delano Roosevelt -
Use soft words and hard arguments. - English Proverb
Brevity is the soul of wit. - William Shakespeare
FEAR False Evidence Appearing Real
We have nothing to fear but fear itself. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Think before acting. Hear before judging. Listen before speaking.
Think much, speak little, and write less. - Italian Proverb
Examine what is said, not him who speaks. - Arab Proverb
Fences and arguments always have two sides
Speak softly while others are shouting
This above all: to thine ownself be true.- Shakespeare


Anger

He who angers you, controls you.
Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. - Robert Ingersoll
Sow discord, reap regret. - Arabian Proverb
Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering. -Yoda
A soft answer turns away wrath. - Proverbs 15:1
Pain is inevitable; misery, a choice.
Hate is prolonged suicide. - Douglas Steere
The best cure for anger is delay. - Seneca
The best remedy for anger is delay. - Brigham Young
Never get angry. Never make a threat. Reason with people.-M.Puzo
Anger is a brief madness. - Horace


Creativity

Imagination is more important than knowledge. - Albert Einstein
Water will wears away rock. (Be flexible) – Chinese Proverb
Knowledge speaks but wisdom listens. - Jimi Hendrix
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. -I. Kant
A closed mind is a dying mind. - Edna Ferber
Things do not change, we change. – Kalidasa
A problem defined is half solved. - John Dewey
Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers. - Voltaire
A questioning man is halfway to be wise. - Irish Proverb
Knows others is wise, knows himself is enlightened. -Tao Te Ching
As long as you're going to think anyways, think big. - Trump
Impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he knows.- Epictetus
Genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration. - Thomas Edison
Only mistake is the one from which we learn nothing. - J.Powell
Genius is eternal patience. - Michelangelo
I have not failed. I've found 10,000 ways that won't work. - T.Edison
I am still learning. - Michelangelo
Can't make a mistake, can't make anything. - Marva Collins
Never stop questioning. - Albert Einstein
Creativity: Letting go of the familiar.
The impossible is often the untried. - Jim Goodwin
Everything changes but change itself.– John F. Kennedy
Wonder is the beginning of wisdom. - Greek Proverb
Great spirits find opposition from mediocre minds. -A.Einstein
Master concentration, master anything.
Maturity of mind is capacity to endure uncertainty- Confucius
A man of learning is never bored. - Jean Richter
Be a free man. Free to think, talk, and act for myself.-Chief Joseph
Never assume the obvious is true.- William Safire
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. - Bruce Lee
The person who has imagination has wings. - Muhammad
Re- examine all you have been told - Walt Whitman
Genius reduces the complicated to simple. - C.W. Ceram
Where all think alike, no one thinks very much. - Walter Lipman
The road less traveled made all the difference. - R. Frost
What we see depends mainly on what we look for. - John Lubbock
With our thoughts we shape the world. - Buddha


Leadership

If you can dream it, you can do it. - Walt Disney
Shoot for the moon If you miss you'll land among stars. - Les Brown
First ponder, then dare. - Helmuth Ludwig
Vision w/o action = daydream. Action w/o vision = nightmare. -Japan
He who can see the invisible can do the impossible.- John Swift
Where there is no vision, the people perish. - Pvbs 29:18
A leader is a dealer in hope. - Napoleon
Sheep led by a lion would defeat lions led by a sheep.- Arab Proverb
When nothing helps, do nothing.
A leader is best when people barely know he exists. - Lao Tzu
TEAM - Together Everyone Achieves More.
Timber doesn’t grow w/ ease, stronger wind, stronger trees-Marriott
It is better to be loved than feared. - Senegal.


Teaching

Only the educated are free. - Epictetus
I'm not a teacher, but an awakener. - Robert Frost
I think therefore I am. - Descartes
When the student is ready, the Master appears. - Buddhist Proverb
Common sense is not common - Voltaire
I hear, I forget. I see, I remember. I do, I understand. - Confucius
What you don’t know can hurt you. - Lord Chesterfield
It’s what you learn after you know everything that counts. - J.Wooden When you’re through learning, you’re through- Vernon Law
Knowledge is power- Sir Francis Bacon
The unexamined life is not worth living. - Socrates
A good example is the best sermon. - Herbert Taylor
Nothing in life is to be feared, only understood. - Marie Curie


Life

Jack of all trades, master of none. - Maria Edgeworth
Don't let what you can't do interfere with what you can. - J.Wooden
The secret of success is constancy of purpose. -Benjamin Disraeli
A live dog is better than a dead lion- Eccles 9:4
To do two things at once is to do neither. - Publilus Syrus
Wise and slow. They stumble that run fast. - William Shakespeare
When you come to a fork in the road, take it. - Yogi Berra
Better hated for what you are than loved for what you’re not. - A.Gide One today is worth two tomorrows. - Carlos Romulo
He did it with all his heart, and prospered.-2 Chr.31:21
The largest room is the one for improvement.
Prevention is better than cure. – Dickens
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.- China
Excellence is to do common thing in uncommon way.-B.Washington
Seek wisdom of the ages, with eyes of a child. - Ron Wild
Not size of the dog in the fight, size of the fight in the dog. Eisenhower
Greatest pleasure is doing what people say you can't do -Bagehot
There is only one person you can change- YOU.
Drive. willing to give it all you’ve got
Things that hurt, instruct.-Benjamin Franklin
Honesty: speaking truth with frankness
To do is to be. To be is to do.- Plato and Socrates
It always seems impossible until it’s done. - Nelson Mandela
We spend more, but have less; We buy more, but enjoy it less.
I still believe that people are good at heart. - Anne Frank
Do first things first, and second things not at all. - Peter Drucker.
Treat everyone like you want to be treated.
We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time. - Vince Lombardi
If time is not managed, nothing else is. - Peter Drucker.
Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today. -B.Franklin
Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius. - George Shaw
Eat when hungry. Drink when thirsty. Sleep when tired. -Buddhist
Happiness is not a goal. It is a by-product. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Excellence is not an act, but a habit.- Aristotle
I must govern the clock, not be governed by it. - Golda Meir
Life is ours to be spent, not saved. - David Lawrence
Appreciate things without having to "own" them.
Sing like nobody's listening, dance like nobody's watching,
Believe in something bigger than yourself.
It’s not the years in your life, it’s the life in your years. - A.Lincoln
Keep your mouth shut and your ears open.
If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when? - Hillel
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win. - J. Kozol
We are all something, but none of us are everything.- Blaise Pascal
A merry heart does good like medicine- Proverbs 1:22
Be daring, be different, be impractical. - Cecil Beaton
Always do more than is required of you.
Betterhated for what you are than loved for what you’re not. - A.Gide Believe in something bigger than yourself.
Eighty percent of success is showing up. - Woody Allen
Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire. - Talmud
I wasted time, and now doth time waste me.-William Shakespeare
Change yourself, then change the world.
Get busy living or get busy dying. - Shawshank Redemption
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
If you cannot be a poet, be the poem. - David Carradine
LIFE -love, integrity, faith, enthusiasm
It's not the years in your life, it's the life in your years. -A. Lincoln
Lost time is never found again. -Benjamin Franklin
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. - Helen Keller
Never miss a good chance to shut up.
Money is a terrible master, but an excellent servant. - PT Barnum
Study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.-W. Channing
It's not the length of life, but the depth of life. - Ralph Emerson
Useless = doing efficiently that which shouldn't be done.-Drucker
Secret of patience: doing something else in the meantime.
Wherever you are, be all there -Jim Elliot
Your presence is your present to the world.
Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try. - Master Yoda
Accept what you can't change, change what you can.
What we do in life echoes in eternity. –Maximus Decimus
If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins. - Benjamin Franklin
He is the richest who is content with the least. - Socrates
It is part of the cure to want to be cured. - Seneca
Movies weren’t meant to be seen once. - Seth Fredericks
May you live all the days of your life. - Jonathan Swift
Our costliest expenditure is time. - Theophrastus
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.-E.Roosevelt Age matter of mind, if you don't mind, it doesn’t matter.
Nothing is permanent but change. - Heraclitus
Motivation gets you started. Habit keeps you going. - Jim Ryuh
Things do not change, we change.- Henry Thoreau
Live. Love. Learn. Leave a legacy. - Dr. Stephen R. Covey
The best things in life aren't things. - Art Buchwald
If you want happiness for a lifetime -help someone else.-China
The cure for grief is motion. - Elbert Hubbard
Trust your hopes, not your fears- David Mahoney
It's the characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things. -Thoreau
Know thine opportunity. - Pittacus
The key to failure is to please everyone. - Bill Cosby
Leap and the net will appear.- Julia Cameron
The more you talk, the less you’re listened to
Empty hearts collect things.
To be consoled - as to console
To be understood - as to understand
To be loved - as to love
for
It is in giving - that we receive
It is in pardoning - that we are pardoned
It is in dying - we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi
Do all the good you can
In all the ways you can
In all the times you can
To all the people you can - John Wesley
For attractive lips, speak kind words..
For lovely eyes, seek out good in people.
For slim figure, share your food with hungry.
- Sam Levenson
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.
Martin Luther King, Jr
For everything there is a season,
And a time for everything under the sky:
A time to be born, a time to die;
A time to mourn, a time to dance;
A time to keep silence, a time to speak;
A time for war, a time for peace. -Ecc. 3:1
Manifest plainness, Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness, few desires. - Lao Tzu
To look up and not down,
To look forward and not back,
To look out and not in--and
To lend a hand. - Harry Wadsworth
Knowing is not enough;We must Apply. Willing is not enough; We must Do. - Goethe
Carpe Diem Rejoice while you are alive;
make the most of what you have. It is later than you think. - Horace
Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and all good things will be yours- Swedish proverb
Life's a game, play it; Life's a opportunity, capture it. Life's a challenge, meet it; Life's a song, sing it. - Mother Teresa
One smile begins a friendship
One touch can show you care
One heart can know what is true
One life can make a difference.
People are unreasonable and self-centered;
If kind, they accuse you of ulterior motives
If honest and frank, they cheat you;
What you build, they destroy overnight.
Do it anyways – Kent Keith
Hate restrains; love releases.
Hate is restrictive; love is tolerant.
Hate closes doors; love opens doors.
Hate injures people; love heals people.
Hate evokes pride; love evokes humility.
Love is patient, Love is kind.
It does not envy, nor boast, nor is it proud.
It is not rude, self-seeking, nor easily angered,
It always protects, trusts, hopes, preserves. Love never fails - Corinthians 13
Don't walk front of me, I may not follow;
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead;
Walk beside me, and be a friend. - A.Camus
If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you'll lose, you're lost.
Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man; But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.- W. Wintle
If you trust yourself when men doubt you
If you dream-and not make dreams your master
If you think- and not make thoughts your aim;
If you walk with kings- nor lose common touch
Then yours is the Earth and everything in it.
- Rudyard Kipling
In Victory: Magnanimity. In Peace: Goodwill.
In War: Resolution. Defeat: Defiance..- Churchill
To laugh risks appearing a fool,
To love risks rejection, To live risks dying,
But greatest risk, is to risk nothing. -Buscaglia
Walk where you walk. Talk when you talk,
Cry when you cry, Die when you die.-Ginsberg
Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it eludes you. But if you turn your attention to other things, It comes and sits softly on your shoulder. -Henry Thoreau
Nothing is so strong as gentleness, and nothing is so gentle as true strength.- Sockman
I am only one, but I am one.
I can't do everything, but I can do something. - Edward Hale
A little more kindness, a little less creed,
A little more giving, a little less greed.
A little more "we," a little less "I",
A little more laugh, a little less cry.
L LISTEN to their followers
E ENVISION a great future
A ANTICIPATE problems
D DISCIPLE their followers
E EXPECT the best
R RELY on others
S SERVE their followers
H HANDLE difficult situations
I IGNITE enthusiasm
P PRACTICE what they Preach

When things go wrong, as they will,
When the road seems all uphill,
Stick to the fight when hardest hit,
When things seem worst, don't quit.
The thought manifests as the word;
The word manifests as the deed;
The deed develops into habit;
And habit hardens into character. - Buddha
Anyone can become angry. That is easy.
But to be angry with the right person,
to the right degree, at the right time,
for the right purpose and in the right way.
That is not easy. - Aristotle
Here's to the crazy ones. The rebels& misfits
They invent. They imagine. They heal.
They explore. They create. They inspire.
They push the human race forward. -Kerouac
Small minds- discuss people.
Average minds- discuss events.
Great minds- discuss ideas.
Busy enough to make time.
Free enough to endure captivity
Great enough to be anonymous
Important enough to be last
Right enough to say "I'm wrong"
Wise enough to say "I don't know"
Love the earth, Despise riches,
Stand up for the stupid and crazy- Whitman
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people; to leave the world better. This is to have succeeded. - Emerson
Do more than exist; live. Do more than hear; listen. Do more than listen; understand.
Do more than talk; say something. - Rhoades
Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out
from behind the clouds Shine. - Buddha
Light in soul equals beauty in the person.
Beauty in person equals harmony in house.
Harmony in house equals order in the nation.
Order in nation equals peace in world. -China
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift. - Eleanor Roosevelt
It is not the critic who counts;
But the man who is actually in the arena,
who strives valiantly; and spends himself in a worthy cause. - Theodore Roosevelt
Doubt sees the obstacles -Faith sees a way
Doubt sees the night - Faith sees the day
Doubt dreads a step - Faith soars on high.
Doubt questions 'who' - Faith answers, 'I.'