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A list of good quotes from my T-Mobile Alerts service.

* Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. – Theodore Roosevelt
* He who does not thank for little will not thank for much. – Estonian Proverb
* Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right. – Henry Ford
* Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. – Aesop
* Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart. – Confucius
* That government is best which governs the least, because its people discipline themselves. – Thomas Jefferson
* Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. – Aristotle
* The unexamined life is not worth living. – Socrates
* Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose. – Lyndon B. Johnson
* What men value in this world is not rights but privileges. – H.L. Mencken
* The person attempting to travel two roads at once will get nowhere. – Sun Tzu

More good quotes that I’ve saved over the course of this year…



* Don’t confuse fame with success. Madonna is one. Helen Keller is the other. – Erma Bombeck

* Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. – Albert Einstein

* Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards. – Soren Kierkegaard

* Upon the education of the people of this country the fate of this country depends. – Benjamin Disraeli

* Fidelity: A virtue peculiar to those who are about to be betrayed. – Ambrose Bierce

* The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. – Hubert Humphrey

* Never explain – your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe you anyway. – Benjamin Disraeli

* To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

* A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within. – Will Durant

* Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes, that he also believes to be true. – Demosthenes

* Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men. – Martin Luther King

* The unexpected has happened so continually in my life that it has ceased to deserve the name. – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

* We must use time creatively, and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right. – Nelson Mandela

* Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs. – Henry Ford

* Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country. – John F. Kennedy

* Every calling is great when greatly pursued. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

* Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind. – Albert Einstein

* Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

* Behavior is a mirror in which every one displays his own image. – Goethe

* Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away. – Philip K. Dick

* Common sense is as rare as genius. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

* The mintage of wisdom is to know that rest is rust, and that real life is in love, laughter, and work. – Elbert Hubbard

* Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. – Aristotle

* One of the greatest problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated. – Thomas Moore

* Life is a series of problems. Do we want to moan about them or solve them? – M. Scott Peck

* Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come. – Carl Sandburg

* The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances. – Aristotle

* Who loses a day loses life. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

* As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning. -Barbara Sher

* Every good thought you think is contributing its share to the ultimate result of your life. – Grenville Kleiser

* Life’s blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed at the fire of enthusiasm. – Norman Vincent Peale

* Life does not happen to us, it happens from us. – Mike Wickett

* Up, sluggard, and waste not life; in the grave will be sleeping enough. – Benjamin Franklin

* Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. – P. J. O’Rourke

* He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god. – Aristotle

* He who neglects to drink of the spring of experience is likely to die of thirst in the desert of ignorance. – Ling Po

* It takes more distress and poison to kill someone who has peace of mind and loves life. – Bernie S. Siegel

* Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. – Helen Keller

* Great men rejoice in adversity, just as brave soldiers triumph in war. – Seneca

* I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate. – George Burns

* To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. – Joseph Chilton Pearce

* Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. – Harry S. Truman

* The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together. – William Shakespeare

* Fame sometimes hath created something of nothing. – Thomas Fuller

* Mix a little foolishness with your serious plans: it’s lovely to be silly at the right moment. – Horace

* This time like all times is a very good one if we but know what to do with it – Ralph Waldo Emerson

* Begin somewhere. You cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do. – Liz Smith

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