Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
~ Albert Einstein ~
German-born American Physicist
If we want a love message to be heard; it
has to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in
Let no one ever come to you without leaving
better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness
in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your
~ Mother Teresa ~
Albanian-born Roman Catholic Missionary
Defer notime, delays have dangerous
~ William Shakespeare ~
British Poet, Playwright, Actor
Men get opinions as boys learn to spell,
by reiteration chiefly.
~ Elizabeth Barret Browning ~
1806 - 1861
Poet and Essayest
The only thing that's been a worse flop
than the organization of non-violence has been the organization of violence.
~ Joan Baez ~
Don't complain about what you don't have.
Use what you've got. To do less than your best is a sin. Every single one
of us has the power for greatness, because greatness is determined by service
-- to yourself and to others.
Follow your instincts. That is where true
wisdom manifests itself.
~ Oprah Winfrey ~
American TV Personality, Actress, Author
You may have to fight a battle more than
once to win it.
~ Margaret Thatcher ~
First woman Prime Minister of Great Britain
I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of
success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was
for it regardless of the possible outcome.
~ Golda Meir ~
1898 - 1978
I don't want to achieve immortality through
my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.
~ Woody Allen ~
American Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian
You can go a long way with a smile. You
can go a lot farther with a smile and a gun.
I've been accused of every death except
the casualty list of the World War.
~ Al Capone ~
1899 - 1947
Actors search for rejection. If they don't
get it they reject themselves.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage
to make a fool of yourself.
I don't believe that the public knows what
it wants; this is the conclusion that I have drawn from my career.
In the end, everything is a gag.
All I need to make a comedy is a park, a
policeman and a pretty girl.
Nothing is permanent in this wicked world
- not even our troubles.
~ Charlie Chaplin ~
1889 - 1977
British actor, director, & screenwriter
I like long walks, especially when they
are taken by people who annoy me.
Television is for appearing on - not for
The higher the buildings, the lower the
1899 - 1973
English actor, dramatist, & songwriter
In the end, we will remember not the words
of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
It may be true that the law cannot make
a man love me, but it can stop him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty
Like an unchecked cancer, hate corrodes
the personality and eats away its vital unity. Hate destroys a man's sense
of values and his objectivity. It causes him to describe the beautiful as
ugly and the ugly as beautiful, and to confuse the true with the false and
the false with the true.
Our lives begin to end the day we become
silent about things that matter.
We must learn to live together as brothers
or perish together as fools.
~ Martin Luther King Jr ~
1929 - 1968
US black civil rights leader & clergyman
For to be free is not merely to cast off
one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom
I am not a saint, unless you think of a
saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
There is nothing like returning to a place
that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
~ Nelson Mandela ~
South African black civil rights leader
Great things are not done by impulse, but
by a series of small things brought together.
I am not an adventurer by choice but by
One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul
and yet no one ever come to sit by it. Passersby see only a wisp of smoke
from the chimney and continue on the way.
~ Vincent Van Gogh ~
1853 - 1890
There are more tears shed over answered
prayers than over unanswered prayers.
~ Saint Theresa of Jesus ~
Carmalite Nun and Doctor of the Church
Feast Day October 1st
A door is what a dog is perpetually on the
wrong side of.
A family is a unit composed not only of
children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.
I think that I shall never see
a billboard lovely as a tree.
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
I'll never see a tree at all.
Middle age is when you've met so many people
that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.
Parents were invented to make children happy
by giving them something to ignore.
People who have what they want are fond
of telling people who haven't what they want that they really don't want
People who work sitting down get paid more
than people who work standing up.
Progress might have been all right once,
but it has gone on too long.
Candy Is dandy
But liquor Is quicker.
~ Ogden Nash ~
1902 - 1971
US humorist & poet
If grass can grow through cement, love can
find you at every time in your life.
~ Cher ~
US actress & singer
Love yourself first and everything else
falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in
~ Lucille Ball ~
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a
~ Milton Berle ~
American Actor, Entertainer
Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter
which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
~ Muhammad Ali ~
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait
a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Think of all the beauty still left around
you and be happy.
~ Anne Frank ~
1929 - 1945
German Jewish diarist
Experience is not what happens to a man,
it is what a man does with what happens to him.
There is only one corner of the universe
you can be certain of improving and that's your own
~ Aldous Huxley ~
Many persons have a wrong idea of what
constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self gratification,
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
One can never consent to creep when one
feels the impulse to soar.
I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot
do everything, but still I can do something; I will not refuse to do the
something I can do.
~ Helen Keller ~
American Blind/Deaf/Mute Author, Lecturer,
Associate yourself with men of good quality,
if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad
~ George Washington ~
First President of the
Most folks are about as happy as they make
up their minds to be.
~ Abraham Lincoln ~
Sixteenth President of the USA
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible
will make violent revolution inevitable.
~ John F. Kennedy
1917 - 1963
35th President of the USA
We should set goals within the limits of
our resources while working to the limits of our powers.
~ Richard M. Nixon ~
Thirty-seventh President of the
When making your choice in life do not forget
~ Samuel Johnson ~
1649 - 1703
People are always blaming their circumstances
for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on
in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they
want and if they can't find them, make them.
~ George Bernard Shaw
It is better to be violent, if there is
violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover
Victory attained by violence is tantamount
to a defeat, for it is momentary.
It is health that is real wealth and not
pieces of gold and silver.
~ Mahatma Gandi ~
Indian Political, Spiritual
You may not realize it when it happens,
but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for
~ Walt Disney ~
American Artist, Film
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing,
and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
A man can be happy with any woman as long
as he does not love her.
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys
them so much.
Anyone who lives within their means suffers
from a lack of imagination.
Arguments are to be avoided; they are always
vulgar and often convincing.
At twilight, nature is not without loveliness,
though perhaps its chief use is to illustrate quotations from the poets.
Biography lends to death a new terror.
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable
that we have to alter it every six months.
I am not young enough to know everything.
It is a very sad thing that nowadays there
is so little useless information
~ OSCAR WILDE ~
1854 - 190)
Playwright, novelist, poet, editor
Elan Michaels' quotes
Perception is the result of mindset, learning,
An open mind will allow anything to enter.
A mature mind will weigh it without defense.
To truly love, one must bend as the
True love rages as does fire in the
Happiness will be found nowhere but within
We must remember that we are all members
of but one race...the human race.
We must stand tall to adversity as the giant
oak to lightning and storm.
If we think things through thoroughly, and
if goodness is within our hearts, the choice will be the right
Words can cut as a knife. Silence cuts
A true man wears no
Love yourself, but above all, love your
family and friends as they are the doorway of your spirit and soul.
In wronging another, one has wronged himself
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