"There is nothing --absolutely nothing-- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."

                         -Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows, 1908.

"...one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways."

                         -Edith Wharton (1862-1937)

"Everybody makes their own fun.  If you don't make it yourself, it ain't fun.  It's entertainment."

                         -David Mamet, State and Main, 2000.

"Great is the human who has not lost his childlike heart."

                         -Mencius (Meng-Tse), 4th century B.C.

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent"

                         -Eleanor Roosevelt

"The wise don't expect to find life worth living; they make it that way."

"Treat people as they were what they should be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming."

                         -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"To the person with a toothache, even if the world is tottering, there is nothing more important than a visit to the dentist."
                         -George Bernard Shaw

"Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Choose your words, for they become actions.
Understand your actions, for they become habits.
Study your habits, for they will become your character.
Develop your character, for it becomes your destiny."


"Beware of all enterprises that require new clothes."

                         -Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

"Don't let life discourage you - everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was."

                         -Richard Evans

"To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing."

                         -Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)

"Forgive your enemies, but remember their names."

                         -President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)

"Don't listen to what people are saying. Listen to why they're saying it."


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