the finish line is just the beginning of a whole new race ~ susan st. james

i wanted a perfect ending.  now i learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end.  life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what is going to happen next.  delicious ambiguity. ~ gilda radner

most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in our own sunshine. ~ ralph waldo emerson

twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did do.  so throw off the bowliens.  catch the trade winds in your sails.  explore. dream. discover.  ~ mark twain

without patience we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency.  ~ maya angelou

time you enjoyed wasting was not wasted time.  ~ john lennon

whatever you are, be a good one.  ~ abe lincoln

for a long time she only flew when she thought no one else was watching.  ~ story people

it's the little things you do that make big things happen.  ~ unknown

it isn't where you come from, it's where you're going that counts.  ~ ella fitzgerald

be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every year find you a new (wo)man.  ~ ben franklin

a longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul.  ~ proverbs 13:19

dream lofty dreams.  and as you dream, so shall you become.  your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be, your idea is the prophesy of what you shall at last unveil.  ~ james allen

the only thing you take with you when you're gone is what you left behind.  ~ john allston

don't compromise yourself - you're all you've got.  ~ janis joplin

and now we welcome the new year - full of things that have never been seen.  ~ rilke

when you realize how perfect everything is, you will tilt your head back and laugh at the sky.  ~ buddha

when nothing goes right, turn left.  ~ unknown

the difference between ordinary and extraordinary is a little something "extra".  ~  jimmy johnson

don't judge each day by what you harvest but by the seeds you've planted.  ~ robert louis stevenson

it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.  ~ laura ingalls wilder

courage is to never let your actions be influenced by your fears.  ~ arthur koestler

do what you can, with what you have, where you are.  ~ theodore roosevelt

don't get your knickers in a knot, it never solves anything and you just walk funny.  ~ kathryn carpenter

creativity takes courage. ~ matisse

too many over value what they are not and under value what they are.  ~ malcolm forbes

we have forty million reasons but not a single excuse.  ~ unknown

never mistake kindness for weakness.  ~ unknown

if you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worse kind of heart trouble. ~ bob hope

memories are the treasures we keep locked deep within the storehouse of our souls, to keep our hearts warm when we are lonely.  ~ becky aligada

who by worrying can add a single hour to his(her) life?  matthew 6:27

we can only be said to be alive in those moments where our heart is conscious of our treasures.  ~ thornton wilder