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A ship is safe in harbor... But that's not what ships were built for -William Shed

There is nothing either good or bad... But thinking makes it so -William Shakespeare

All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become -Buddha

The cave you most fear to enter contains the greatest treasure -Joseph Campbell

Life is not measured by its length, but by its depth -Anonymous

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it -William A. Ward

Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning -Joseph Campbell

There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it -Napoleon Hill

The people who get on in this 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

The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty -Winston Churchill

Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, 'Here is an opportunity for me to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary' -Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's where the fun is - Donald Trump

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination -Jimmy Dean

I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think -Rumi

The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it -John Ruskin

Men are born to succeed, not to fail -Henry David Thoreau

I figured that if I said it enough, I would convince the world that I really was the greatest -Muhammad Ali

Happiness is not having what you want. It is wanting what you have -Unknown

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get -Dale Carnegie

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have, instead of what you don't have -Woody Allen

When you come to a fork in the road, take it -Yogi Berra

Fortune favours the bold -Virgil

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe -Marcus Aurelius

Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so -Marcus Aurelius

If you haven't got charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble -Bob Hope

It is not length of life, but depth of life -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Act as if it were impossible to fail -Dorothea Brande

If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self -Napoleon Hill

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. -Maria Robinson

The future depends on what we do in the present -Mahatma Gandhi

Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today -James Dean

Attain to the place where no one and no thing can disturb you -Lester Levenson

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us -Helen Keller

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet- Albert Schweitzer

All the world's a stage, And the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts -William Shakespeare

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you're heading -Lao Tzu

History will be kind to me for I intend to write it -Winston Churchill

"Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right."
Isaac Azimov

Did you hear about the dislexic, agnostic insomniac?
He lay awake all night wondering if there really was a dog.

Don't ever be unkind to an old person, you'll be one yourself one day - if your lucky.
If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids already, three who were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally retarded, and she had syphilis, would you recommend that she have an abortion?
If you said yes, she should have an abortion, you've just killed Beethoven.

Whatever you need to do, do it now. There's only so many tomorrows.
Don't get your knickers in a knot. It wont do any good and it will make you walk funny.
This inscription was seen on the awning of a old hotel in York, WA

Decorous accomodation befitting respectable couples

Does this describe your motorhome?

The Senility Prayer

God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked, the good fortune to run into the ones that I do like, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

Now that I'm 'older' (but refuse to grow up), here's what I've discovered

  • I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.
  • My wild oats have turned into prunes and All Bran.
  • I finally got my head together; now my body is falling apart.
  • Funny, I don't remember being absent minded.
  • All reports are in; life is now officially unfair.
  • If all is not lost, where is it?
  • It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser
  • Some days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant.
  • I wish the buck stopped here; I sure could use a few...
  • Kids in the back seat cause accidents.
  • Accidents in the back seat cause.... kids.
  • It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere.
  • Only time the world beats a path to your door is when you're in the bathroom.
  • If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • It's not hard to meet expenses.... they're everywhere.
  • The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.
  • These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something and then wonder what I'm here after.

From Parent to Child

I gave you life, but cannot live for you.
I can teach you things, but cannot make you learn.
I can give you directions, but I cannot be there to lead you.
I can allow freedom, but I cannot account for it.

I can buy you beautiful clothes, but I cannot make you beautiful inside.
I can offer you advice, but I cannot accept it for you.
I can give you love, but I cannot force it upon you.
I can teach you right from wrong, but I cannot always decide for you.

I can advise you about friends, but I cannot choose them for you.
I can advise you about sex, but I cannot keep you pure.
I can tell you about drink, but I cannot say no for you.
I can warn you about drugs, but I cannot prevent you from using them.

I can teach you to share, but I cannot make you unselfish.
I can teach you respect, but I cannot force you to show honour.
I can teach you about kindness, but I cannot make your morals.
I can tell you about lofty goals, but I cannot achieve them for you.

We are Survivors

(for those born before 1945)

We were born before television, before pennicilin, polio shots, frozen food, Xerox, plastics, contact lenses, videos, frisbees and the Pill. We were before radar, credit cards, split atoms, laser beams, and ballpoint pens; before dishwashers, tumble dryers, electric blankets, air conditioners, dripdry clothes . . . and before man walked on the moon.

We got married first and then lived together (how quaint can you be?). We thought 'fast food' was what you ate in Lent, a 'Big Mac' was an oversize raincoat, and "crumpet" we ate for tea. We existed before house husbands, computer dating, dual cars and when a "meaningful relationship" meant getting on with your cousins and "sheltered accomodation" was where you waited for a bus.

We were before day care centres, group houses and disposable nappies. We never heard of FM radio, tape decks, electric typewriters, artificial hearts, word processors, yoghurt and young men wearing earings. For us, 'time sharing' meant togetherness, a 'chip' was a piece of wood or a fried potato, 'hardware' was nuts and bolts and 'software' wasn't a word.

Before 1945, 'Made in Japan' meant junk, the term 'making out' referred to how you did in your exam, 'stud' was something that fastened a collar to a shirt, and 'going all the way' meant staying on a bus all the way to the terminus. Pizza, McDonlad's and instant coffee were unheard of. In our day, cigarette smoking was 'fashionable', 'grass' was mown, 'coke' was kept in the coal shed, a 'joint' was a piece of meat you ate on Sunday, and 'pot' was something you cooked in. 'Rock music' was a fond mother's lullaby, 'Eldorado' was an icecream, a 'gay' person was the life and soul of the party and nothing more, while 'aids' just meant beauty treatment or help for someone in trouble.

We who were born before 1945 must be a hardy bunch when you think of the way in which the world has changed and the adjustments we have had to make. No wonder we are confused and there is a generation gap today . . . BUT

By the grace of God . . . we have survived!


Dont bother me, I'm living happily ever after.

Louis L'Amour (1908 - 1988)

The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you miss all you are traveling for.

Cree Indian Saying

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money.

Remember, we all laugh in the same language.

An Extract from "Warning" by Jenny Joseph

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people's gardens and learn to spit.


Go placidly amid the noise & haste, & remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull & ignorant; they too have their story.

Avoid loud & aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain & bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery But let not this blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity & disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery & broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

found in Old St Paul's Church, Baltimore dated 1692.

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