"Anyone can become a victim of circumstances who is bound and determined to find the circumstances."
Jan 11, 2017:
"One way to stop doing things you'll later regret is to stop doing things you already regret. "
Jan 2, 2017:
"Perhaps there are truths I can't handle, but I like to be the one who gets to decide."
Jan 1, 2017:
"You can accept reality without believing every yarn it spins."
Dec 28, 2016:
"I've learned this -- never postpone taking a vacation thinking you won't get another chance to postpone taking a vacation."
Dec 27, 2016:
"Of what use to know the nuances of everything and the essence of nothing?"
Dec 26, 2016:
"You can accept reality, but you can be pretty sure it won't be the same reality your grandkids accept."
Dec 25, 2016:
"Once, in a far corner of a vast empty universe, there was a small planet orbited by a sleigh and eight tiny reindeer."
Dec 24, 2016:
"If you understand compound interest, you basically understand the universe,"
Dec 23, 2016:
"Genius is the capacity to learn from mistakes that the average person is too smart to make."
Dec 22, 2016:
The only "what ifs" that matter are what if you were you and what if the time were now.."
Dec 21, 2016:
"It is asking a lot of friends and loved ones that they be experts in the interpretation of silences."
Dec 20, 2016:
"It is sad to spend your life running away from a truth that you actually could have handled."
"I like to give the benefit of the doubt, given the experience I've had with what I thought I knew for sure."
Dec 18, 2016:
"Yes, my love, I have had my artistic ambitions -- to be the singer who sang your praises, to be the painter who painted the smile on your lips each day, to be the writer who wrote I LOVE YOU in the sand."
"Chase about as we do, we never reach a moment in time ahead of anyone else."
Dec 16, 2016:
"It is possible, if you never glance up, to live a dull gray life under a bright blue sky."
"No child ever learned a lesson by being spared the lesson."
Dec 14, 2016:
"It is a common fallacy that if you have enough reasons, none of them has to be good enough."
"Nothing says more about who you really are than the brave face you put on each morning and show to the world."
Dec 12, 2016:
"You can believe in fate, or you can believe that two raindrops, flung from the heavens, just happen to merge on a windowpane."
Dec 11, 2016:
"I try to remember, when I hear a boastful person, that it's hard to be humble when no one is proud of you."
Dec 10, 2016:
"You don't have to believe in a just God to know what a just God would want you to do."
Dec 9, 2016:
"Sometimes the silences between two people are just conversations committed to memory."
Dec 8, 2016:
"To be sane is to know that there are parts of the mind you cannot enter with any hope of returning."
"The way to play second fiddle is to play it like second Stradivarius."
Dec 6, 2016:
"Life gives us the minutes and the hours. We create the moments and the occasions."
"A childhood Christmas is a work of art, created by those two little-known artists, mom and dad."
Dec 4, 2016:
"When you've tried and failed all your life to solve a mystery, you must consider the possibility that it is not a mystery."
Dec 3, 2016:
"Life is about discovering things that do matter in the end."
"Do not spend your life seeking security and then wonder why you never found happiness."
Dec 1, 2016:
A question to occasionally ask yourself is this: "What did I approve today by remaining silent?"
"On the one hand, don't take everything personally. On the other hand, don't expect anything to change until you do."
Nov 29, 2016:
"More important than how your day goes is having someone to ask how it went."
"Every democracy has constitutional safeguards to prevent a majority from seizing power."
Nov 27, 2016:
"Never let your emotions rule, but always let them testify."
"No matter how you rush about, you never reach a moment in time ahead of the clock on the wall."
Nov 25, 2016:
"Life is an experiment to see what each of us might accomplish if we could travel forward through time.."
Nov 24, 2016:
"I have been humbled by praise, and I have been humbled by having the turkey slide off the platter into my mother-in-law's lap -- and it's not the same."
Nov 23, 2016:
"Possession is nine-tenths of the law. One suspects it is a smaller fraction of happiness."
Nov 22, 2016:
"There is no more fruitful garden of hypocrisy than evil citing past evil as precedent."
Nov 21, 2016:
"The thing about letting yourself be victimized is that it's so hard to blame the right person."
Nov 20, 2016:
"There is no such thing as a list of reasons. There is either one sufficient reason or a list of excuses."
Nov 19, 2016:
Nov 18, 2016:
"Never explain -- until you meet that one person who cares -- and then always explain."
Nov 17, 2016:
"To be nobody's fool is to be, of all fools, the loneliest."
"A truce is not a relationship, and if you are the only one observing it, it is not a truce, either."
Nov 15, 2016:
"Refuse to be burdened by vague worries. If something wants to worry you, insist that it make itself clear."
Nov 14, 2016:
"There is always sufficient reason for despair, but there is never sufficient purpose."
Nov 13, 2016:
"The most basic strategy is to get time on your side; the most basic tactic is to sit and wait."
Nov 12, 2016:
"You discover in the end there that aren't any answers. There are only questions -- and they are all trick questions."
Nov 11, 2016:
"There is hope for a country whose veterans still wave its flag and wear with pride its badges of honor."
Nov 10, 2016:
"It is one thing to have made up your mind and another thing to have made up your eyes and ears."
Nov 9, 2016:
"Life never tires of testing the proposition that life must go on."
Nov 8, 2016:
"I have been alone in a crowd and, in fact, have many times sought a crowd for that purpose."
Nov 7, 2016:
"There is no limit to what one person can do, and, fortunately, that is who most of us are."
Nov 6, 2016:
"Never let probability stop you, for it is, and always has been, a notorious liar."
"The difference between what we know and what we believe is that we're not usually willing to die for what we know. "
Nov 4, 2016:
"The trouble with taking offense is not that it makes trivial things important but that it makes trivial people important."
Nov 3, 2016:
"All I ask of those who would judge my sins is that they consider the sins I was capable of."
Nov 2, 2016:
"Always keep in your pocket a spare moment, should someone ask if you have one."
Nov 1, 2016:
"There is a point in life when the quest becomes the reality and going home again the impossible dream."
"There are things I regret, not because I'm to blame for them but because they're regrettable and no one else is regretting them."
Oct 30, 2016:
"Never taking a chance is a way of losing without ever have a chance of winning."
Oct 29, 2016:
"No matter how you rush about, you will notice at the end of the day that you traveled at the speed of time."
Oct 28, 2016:
"The older I get, the less time I want to spend with the part of the human race that didn't marry me."
"No matter the political system, its end is always its own preservation and its means is always you."
Oct 26, 2016:
"Some, fearing reality, retreat into their imagination, but most, fearing their imagination, retreat in to reality."
"Sometimes the wisest thing to do is to just sit back and let people come to their senses."
Oct 24, 2016:
"We lack resolve and blame fate, mistaking the drift for the tides."
Oct 23, 2016:
It's a bit too late, after you say "I love you", to start parsing out the things you didn't mean by it.
Oct 22, 2016:
"As important as keeping a grasp on reality is keeping a grasp on possibility."
Oct 21, 2016:
"There are situations you need to talk through and situations where you need to be through talking."
Oct 20, 2016:
"There are two things to know about happiness -- it comes at a price, and you have already paid it."
Oct 19, 2016:
"Making a different mistake every day is not only acceptable, it's the definition of progress."
"You get hold of your life when you stop blaming yourself for stuff that happened and start blaming yourself for stuff that's about to."
Oct 17, 2016:
"Always seems like you're losin',
But when it's all done,
If you still have each other,
By golly you won."
Oct 16, 2016:
"It is rare that we accomplish anything meaningful in life without forfeiting our deposit on something less."
Oct 15, 2016:
"The only thing known for certain about the next life is that you get there ahead of your luggage."
"So it turns out that all those years they were calling you a dim bulb, they meant you were efficient."
Oct 13, 2016:
"I am not your dog, but if you gave me a backrub every time you saw me, I would run to greet you, too."
Oct 12, 2016:
"The object of most prayers is to wangle an advance on good intentions."
Oct 11, 2016:
"Optimism is a brimming confidence that tomorrow will bring a reason for optimism."
Oct 10, 2016:
"It is a rare sinner who does not know in advance who his forgivers will be."
"All human progress is owed to a few individuals who believed that if it ain't broke, you fix it anyway."
Oct 8, 2016:
"You can as easily love without trusting as you can hug without embracing."
"It is not given to the human heart to love less in order to love equally."
Oct 6, 2016:
"No one ever fell in love for the purpose of debating the wisdom of the move."
"We never break a promise and deny we broke it. We break a promise and deny we made it."
Oct 4, 2016:
"There is no bridge to excellence. It is a tightrope you walk over an ever-looming tumble into the ordinary."
Oct 3, 2016:
"It is a missed opportunity not to idle away the few precious moments of life allotted for that purpose."
Oct 2, 2016:
"It is sad to lose someone who understands you -- and rare that anyone else understands your loss."
Oct 1, 2016:
"Meanwhile, in the USA, the phrase, "Never in a million years" is down to its last 38 days."
Sep 30, 2016:
"Do things while you can and while they matter to you, because neither is a permanent state of affairs."
Sep 29, 2016:
"It is hard to argue with someone who sees 2 + 2 = 4 as one school of thought."
Sep 28, 2016:
"I am motivated less by people urging me to do the right thing than by people who know that I will.."
Sep 27, 2016:
"The optimist believes in a just God, not because it is the only conceivable faith but because it is the only conceivable reason for optimism."
Sep 26, 2016:
"To be sane is to realize that there are parts of the mind one cannot enter with any hope of returning."
Sep 25, 2016:
"Perhaps the Creator knew this -- that we would never fully reveal ourselves in prayer to someone we were absolutely sure existed."
"If there's a lesson in history, it is that fear of the unknown has never stood a chance against the fear of not knowing."
Sep 23, 2016:
"You tell your dog something, who tells another dog, who tells another dog, and it can be hilarious the way it comes out."
Sep 22, 2016:
"Say what you want about marriage, it's still the best-known cure for unnecessary conversation."
Sep 21, 2016:
"You can accept reality without believing every yarn it spins."
Sep 20, 2016:
"One thing an adult can learn from a child is when to pick up your marbles and go home."
Sep 19, 2016:
"Anything in a relationship that ever mattered has a way of still mattering."
Sep 18, 2016:
"Whatever life is, it is not a test to see how quickly you can attain your dream by spending your every waking hour on something else."
Sep 17, 2016:
"You only get one life, assuming it's still the same life the 4th or 5th time you've pieced it all back together."
Sep 16, 2016:
"The reason we blame the messenger is that the messenger always seems to be enjoying it so much."
Sep 15, 2016:
"It is true of most human beings that if they had no physical body, they would still have an identifying scar."
Sep 14, 2016:"You can let yourself feel offended, belittled, snubbed -- there's always cause for it. There just isn't time for it."
Sep 13, 2016:"You can trust again after doubting, but it is harder to trust again after being certain."
Sep 12, 2016:"Tell me what you have come to believe, but spare me, please, what you have always believed."
Sep 11, 2016:"If today you can't be anything else to anyone, you can be the passing stranger who nodded hello."
Sep 10, 2016:A question to always ask yourself before voting is: "Would I ever want to find myself at this person's mercy?"
Sep 9, 2016:"The problem with putting off things you've always wanted to do is that eventually you run out of always."
Sep 8, 2016:"There can be heroism in the moment, but courage is always in the day-to-day."
Sep 7, 2016:"There is no sadder regret than to realize that what you asked of life was never sufficient to make you happy."
Sep. 6, 2016:"Sadly, even the best of relationships end -- a reason to always keep on hand a bottle of champagne and two glasses."