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LIFE IS NOT HAVING AND GETTING, BUT BEING AND BECOMING.  (Matthew Arnold)

MAN IS NOT THE CREATURE OF CIRCUMSTANCES; CIRCUMSTANCES ARE THE CREATURES OF MEN

WHAT YOU BECOME IS WHAT YOU ARE NOW, WHAT YOU ARE TOMORROW IS WHAT YOU DECIDE TO DO TODAY

EVERY HUMAN IS INTENDED TO HAVE CHARACTER, TO BE WHAT NO OTHER IS AND DO WHAT NO OTHER CAN DO

ONE WHO FEARS LIMITS HIS ACTIVITIES.  Failure IS ONLY THE OPPORTUNITY TO MORE INTELLIGENTLY BEGIN AGAIN.  (Henry Ford)

Rejoice not in the iniquity, but rejoice in the truth. (1st Corinthians)

The angel that presided o’er my birth said, Little creature, form’d of joy & mirth, go without the help of anything on earth.  (William Blake)

Our greatest glory consists not in failing, but in the rising every time we fall.  (Oliver Goldsmith)

You have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.  (Rudyard Kipling)

We make our own fortunes, others do not do it for us, nor should we expect it. (Larry McKibbon)

BEFORE, asking others to have high standards or to make sacrifices; do it yourself OR BE A hypocrite just like DEMOCRATS.  (Larry McKibbon)

Everyone has a fair turn to be as great or little as he pleases.  (Jeremy Collier)

HAPPINESS

HAPPINESS IS AN ILLUSION TO THINK THAT MORE COMFORT MEANS MORE HAPPINESS.  HAPPINESS COMES OF THE CAPACITY TO FEEL DEEPLY, TO ENJOY SIMPLY, TO THINK FREELY, TO RISK LIFE, TO BE NEEDED.  (Storm Jameson)

IF YOU WANT A HAPPY ENDING, IT DEPENDS ON WHERE YOU STOP THE STORY AND BEGIN MAKING BETTER DECISIONS FOR YOUR LIFE.

Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the enjoyment of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.  (F.D. Roosevelt)

However mean your life is, meet it and live it; do no shun if and call it hard names.  It is not so bad as you are.  It looks poorest when you are richest.  The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise.  Love your life.  (Henry Thoreau)

I hardly suppose I know anybody who wouldn’t rather be a success than a failure. Just as I suppose crabgrass would rather be an azalea…Everybody wants to be a wow… Some People after a full days work sit up all night getting a college education, while others seem to think they’ll get just as far by devoting their evenings to the study of difference.  (Ogden Nash)

Happiness is not a destination; it is a method of life.  (Burton Hills)

PERSPECTIVE

Put an end once and for all to this discussion of what a good man should be and be one.  Put an end to what others should do, do it yourself.                   (Marcus Aurelius)

People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are, I don’t believe in circumstances.  The People who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if the can’t find them, make them.  (George Bernard Shaw)

A man always has two reasons for doing anything, a good reason and the real reason.  (JP Morgan)

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.  (Thomas Edison)

It is in your moments if decision that your destiny is shaped. ( Tony Robbins)

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor. (Henry David Thoreau)

We are what we think, All that arises with our thoughts.  With our thoughts we make our world. (the Buddha)

As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.  Proverbs 23:7

Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.  (Aldous Huxley)

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.  Entitlements and social programs only lead to more of each, not more happiness.

Positive anything is better than negative nothing.  (Elbert Hubbard)

Silence is golden when someone is playing Chopin or the Thrush is singing.  BUT, when there really IS cause for something to say, SILENCE IS STUPIDITY.

EDUCATION

Self-Knowledge is best learned, not by contemplation, but action.  Strive to do your duty and you will soon discover what stuff you are made.                       (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Men, as well as women, are much oftener led by their hearts, than by their understanding. (Lord Chesterfield)

This reduction of the US standard of living to a level more on par with the rest of the world is the defacto goal of all these environmentalists, socialists, and communists, despite all the “save the planet” bullshit they try to conceal it with. (Woody)

IT IS THE MIND THAT MAKETH GOOD OF ILL, THAT MAKETH WRETCHED OR HAPPY, RICH OR POOR.  (Edmund Spencer)

We are what we repeatedly do.  (Aristotle)

All you have to stand on is your integrity.

Environmentalism has nothing to do with saving the planet, and everything to do with getting government more control over every aspect of our lives so they can reign in capitalism and crush the free enterprise system.

SUCCESS

If everybody  was a success nobody could be contemptuous of anybody else and everybody would start over again trying to be a bigger success than everybody else so they would have somebody to be contemptuous of and so on …forever more.  (Ogden Nash)

It is the Greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little.  DO what you can.  (Sydney Smith)

It’s our decisions, not the conditions of our lives that determine our destiny.  (Tony Robbins)

Do you see what you do not have and ask why don’t I have it? OR Do you ask yourself what do I need to do to have it?

What have you learned today to forge a better life for yourself, by yourself?  Do not sleep until you do

Does your vocabulary support better decisions?  Do you say no, before yes?  Does your mind explore possibilities or dwell on what is not?  Do you make time to read and learn every day?

You want a better life, then consciously strive to make better decisions and choices each and every day.

Freedom of choice: allows you the opportunity to fashion yourself into the type of person you want to become.

Success isn’t having a tough problem…it’s whether it’s the same problem you had last year.

All problems become smaller if you don’t dodge them but confront them.  (Halsey)

Make a difference in life, your life.

LIFE

Hold yourself to a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. (Henry Ward Beecher)

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.  (Dyer)

Always put off until tomorrow, what you shouldn’t do at all.  (Morris Mandel)

Opportunities multiply as they are seized; they die when neglected.

The natural state of humans is healthy and happy.  Depression, anger, guilt, deceit are learned

What you own or do not have is not important, what you do is.

POLITICS

Any fool can make a rule – And every fool will mind it. (H.D. Thoreau)

Democrats lecture hypocrisy on how everyone else should live & what they should do, without doing it themselves.

It doesn’t matter that we saved lives, the terrorist threat has subsided and only politics matters now. We have to keep finding or creating dirt on the Bush administration that we can leverage for short term political gain! (Woody)

The search for a scapegoat is the easiest of all hunting expeditions.  (D.D. Eisenhower)

A budget is a method of worrying before you spend your money, not afterwards.

A man who takes no interest in public affairs, not as harmless, but as a useless character.

“It is virtually impossible to find an honest politician. They have one major objective – Power. To attain power they have to buy votes. But to buy votes they cannot tell the truth. No politician ever forecasts bad news because bad news does not buy votes.” (Egon von Greyerz)

“If you rob Peter to pay Paul, you’ve got Paul’s vote for life.”

Global warming is nothing more than a cult created by socialists and communists to help engineer the destruction of capitalism and the free enterprise system across the globe.  (Woody)

It is my belief that “moderates” and so-called “independents” are just people who are unable or unwilling to search out the facts and form concrete opinions. These people simply let their opinions be swayed by whatever political breeze is currently blowing the strongest. (Woody)

The Cloward-Piven strategy refers to a political strategy outlined by Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, then both sociologists and political activists at the Columbia University School of Social Work, in a 1966 article in The Nation. The two argued that many Americans who were eligible for welfare were not receiving benefits, and that a welfare enrollment drive would create a political crisis that would force U.S. politicians, particularly the Democratic Party, to enact legislation “establishing a guaranteed national income.”

IGNORANCE

Don’t work too hard

Democrats keep pointing to “failed Bush policies” as the cause of this economic crisis, but they never say which policies specifically.  (Woody)

The two pillars of political correctness are willful ignorance and a steadfast refusal to face the truth.  (George MacDonald)

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

It doesn’t matter how you play the game.

Welfare of the individual above the majority

You are entitled to anything just because you exist

Human progress is only available to the élite

The rich man owes any part of his success to another person

Giving kids trophies/ribbons for losing the game or just participating.

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