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Journal: Why the French will not help US oust Hussein from Iraq?

Journal by sharkdba
  • Stupid question, they didn't even help oust Hitler from France.
  • Why is French participation in the war with Iraq crucial?
    Someone has to teach Iraqis how to give up.
  • What is it: 100,000 French with their hands up?
    French military forces.
  • How many French do you need to defend Paris?
    Unknown, no one tried it yet.
  • Why are there rows of trees around streets in Paris?
    So the Germans can parade in shadow.
  • How many gears do French tanks have?
    5 reverse and one forward ... in case someone attack them from behind.
  • The only way to pull the French to Iraq is to tell them, the truffles were found there.
  • Classified ad in a french newspaper: Machine gun for sale. Never used, abandonded once.
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Journal: Quote of the Day

Journal by sharkdba
2003/08/25 Monday:
Try to be conspicuously accurate in everything, pictures as well as text. Truth is not only stranger than fiction, it is more interesting.
- William Randolph Hearst

2003/08/23&24 Saturday&Sunday:
A man may fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
- J. Paul Getty

Agreed.

2003/08/22 Friday:
Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask, "Why me?" Then a voice answers, "Nothing personal, your name just happened to come up."
- Charles Schulz

Philosophy?

2003/08/21 Thursday:
This search for what you want is like tracking something that doesn't want to be tracked. It takes time to get a dance right, to create something memorable.
- Fred Astaire

2003/08/20 Wednesday:
Values are not trendy items that are casually traded in.
- Ellen Goodman

2003/08/19 Tuesday:
Travel gives a character of experience to our knowledge, and brings the figures on the tablet of memory into strong relief.
- Henry Tuckerman

2003/08/18 Monday:
It is easy to be popular. It is not easy to be just.
- Rose Elizabeth Bird

2003/08/16&17 Saturday&Sunday:
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.
- Patrick Henry

2003/08/15 Friday:
Good things happen to those who hustle.
- Chuck Noll

2003/08/14 Thursday:
In soloing - as in other activities - is is far easier to start something than it is to finish it.
- Amelia Earhart

2003/08/13 Wednesday:
Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one's own person is its ultimate reward.
- Patricia Sampson

2003/08/12 Tuesday:
The more faithfully you listen to the voices within you, the better you will hear what is sounding outside.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Meditate

2003/08/11 Monday:
To decide, to be at the level of choice, is to take responsibility for your life and to be in control of your life.
- Abbie M. Dale

2003/08/09&10 Saturday&Sunday:
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
- Albert Einstein

2003/08/08 Friday:
We see the brightness of a new page where everything yet can happen.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

2003/08/07 Thursday:
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Same as 2003/05/02, but different author

2003/08/06 Wednesday:
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brigthly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw

2003/08/05 Tuesday:
Live your questions now, and pehaps even without knowing it, you will live along some distant day into your answers.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

2003/08/04 Monday:
I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
- Isaac Newton

2003/08/02&03 Saturday&Sunday:
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
- Albert Einstein

2003/08/01 Friday:
Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh.
- Earl of Chesterfield

2003/07/31 Thursday:
Look at the stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I knew it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
- Jacob A. Riis

slowly getting there...

2003/07/30 Wednesday:
Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.
- John R. Wooden

2003/07/29 Tuesday:
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands:
not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
- Colin Wilson

2003/07/28 Monday:
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
- Sun Tzu

2003/07/26&27 Saturday&Sunday:
Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?
- Prince

2003/07/25 Friday:
If you want to sing out, sing out, and if you want to be free, be free, 'cause there's a million ways to be, you know that there are...
- Cat Stevens

2003/07/24 Thursday:
Then the world's mine oyster.
- William Shakespeare

Shakespeare confusing things again...

2003/07/23 Wednesday:
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Well said Lucius

2003/07/22 Tuesday:
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes of your goal.
- Henry Ford

2003/07/21 Monday:
To achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.
- Tom Robbins

2003/07/19&20 Saturday&Sunday:
As for courage and will - we cannot measure how much of each lies within us, we can only trust there will be sufficient amounts to carry through trials which may lie ahead.
- Andre Norton

2003/07/18 Friday:
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

2003/07/17 Thursday:
Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
- Ovid

3E 2003/07/16 Wednesday:
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Yes, and the most prepared, doesn't it Napoleon?

2003/07/15 Tuesday:
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

Don't get it...

2003/07/14 Monday:
One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do.
- Henry Ford

2003/07/12&13 Saturday&Sunday:
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing that you will make one.
- Ellen Hubbard

2003/07/11 Friday:
What does not kill me makes me stronger.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

2003/07/10 Thursday:
You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
- Albert Camus
2003/07/09 Wednesday:
Many a man has finally succeeded only because he has failed after repeated efforts. If he had never met defeat he would never have known any great victory.
- Orison Swett Marden

2003/07/08 Tuesday:
We are not in a position in which we have nothing to work with. We already have capacities, talents, direction, missions, callings.
- Abraham Maslow

2003/07/07 Monday:
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Yes, makes sense.

2003/07/05&06 Saturday&Sunday:
We must become the change we want to see.
- Mahatma Gandhi

2003/07/04 Friday:(US: Independence Day)
Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.
- Orison Swett Marden

2003/07/03 Thursday:
Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the set backs and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward.
- Henry Ford

2003/07/02 Wednesday:
Enthusiasm releases the drive to carry you over obstacles and adds significance to all you do.
- Norman Vincent Peale

2003/07/01 Tuesday:
Every calling is great when greatly pursued.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

In other words: don't worry about obstacles, the reward will be worth it.

2003/06/30 Monday:
Happy are those whose life is today.
- Ayi Kwei Armati

2003/06/28&29 Saturday&Sunday:
A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
- Duke Ellington

Similar to the last one

2003/06/27 Friday:
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

2003/06/26 Thursday:
Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
- Phillip Brooks

2003/06/25 Wednesday:
Ambition is not a vice of little people.
- Michel de Montaigne

2003/06/24 Tuesday:
He who awaits much can expect little.
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez

2003/06/23 Monday:
There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrated to some stroke of the imagination.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

2003/06/21&22 Friday:
What we anticipitate seldom occurs; what we least expect generally happens.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Spoken like a true pessimist...:(

2003/06/20 Friday:
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
- Bertrand Russell

2003/06/19 Thursday:
Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

2003/06/18 Wednesday:
There's a saying among prospectors: "Go out looking for one thing, and that's all you'll ever find.
- Robert Flaherty

2003/06/17 Tuesday:
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
- Albert Einstein

A classic...

2003/06/16 Monday:
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
- Paul Boese

2003/06/14&15 Saturday&Sunday:[Sat: Flag Day, Sun: Father's Day]
Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Dr. Benjamin Spock

2003/06/13 Friday:
Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci

2003/06/12 Thursday:
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their mind.
- William James

Yes, a Martial Arts goodie!

2003/06/11 Wednesday:
Success is just a matter of attitude.
- Darcy E. Gibbons

simple, compact, and straight to the point

2003/06/10 Tuesday:
The optimist sees opportunity in every danger;
the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity.
- Winston Churchill

another Churchill goodie...

2003/06/09 Monday:
Have confidence in your decisions. Make them expeditiously, and stay with them as long as you believe you are correct, no matter what others say. However, when you conclude you were in error, do not hesitate to announce the error publicly and change course.
- Edward J. Koch

2003/06/07&08 Saturday&Sunday:
One man can be a crucial ingredient on a team,
but one man cannot make a team.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

2003/06/06 Friday:
Everytime I stepped on the field, I believed my team was going to walk off the winner, somehow, someway.
- Roger Staubach

2003/06/05 Thursday:
Not everything that is faced can be changed,
but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
- James Baldwin

call me crazy, but somehow I see 2nd law of thermodynamics in this statement...

2003/06/04 Wednesday:
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

2003/06/03 Tuesday:
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 which has opened for us.
- Hellen Keller

2003/06/02 Monday:
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. 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

and again, as in 2003/05/29: create your own environment, a.k.a control your Matrix

2003/05/31&06/01 Saturday&Sunday:
An inconvenience so only an adventure wrongly considered;
an adventure is an inconvenience rigthly considered.
- G.K. Chesterton

2003/05/30 Friday:
Leap and the net will appear.
- Julia Cameron

and for a while I was thinking "internet"...:)

2003/05/29 Thursday:
Dream lofty dreams and as you dream, sho shall you become.
- James Allen

or: control the Martix...:)

2003/05/28 Wednesday:
Let us look back in anger, or forward with fear, but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

huh?

2003/05/27 Tuesday:
The greatest masterpeices were once only pigments on a palette.
- Henry S. Haskins

Chinese have the saying: Even the longest trip start with the first step (or something similar).

2003/05/26 Monday:(Memorial Day Observed. Spring Bank Holiday [UK])
No one gets an iron-clad guarantee of success. Certainly, factors like opportunity, luck and timing are important. But the backbone of success is usually found in old fashioned, basic concepts like hard work, determination, good planning and perseverance.
- Merlin Olsen

2003/05/24&25 Saturday&Sunday:
Start by doing what's necessary, then do what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- Saint Francis of Assisi

2003/05/23 Friday:
I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businesssman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win - if you don't , you won't.
- Bruce Jenner

2003/05/22 Thursday:
Take away my people, but leave my factories, and soon grass will grow on the factory floors. Take away my factories, but leave my people, and soon we will have a new and better factory.
- Andrew Carnegie

2003/05/21 Wednesday:
We must open the doors of opportunity. But we must also equip our people to walk through those doors.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

2003/05/20 Tuesday:
I don't pay good wages because I have a lot of money;
I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.
- Robert Bosch

Ah, the clever business owner.

2003/05/19 Monday:(Victoria Day [Canada])
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
- George S. Patton

Sounds like application users...

2003/05/17&18 Saturday&Sunday:(Sat: Armed Forces Day)
Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell 'em, "Certainly, I can!"
Then get busy and find out how to do it.
- Theodore Roosevelt

2003/05/16 Friday:
There is no future in any job. The future lies in the man who holds the job.
- George Crane

Kind of funny, but certainly true...

2003/05/15 Thursday:
We do not hear the term 'compassionate' applied to business executives or entrepreneurs, certainly not when they are engaged in their normal work. Yet in terms of results in the measurable form of jobs created, lives enriched, communities built, living standards raised, and poverty healed, a handful of capitalists has done infinitely more for mankind than all the self-serving politicians, academics, social workers, and religionists who march under the banner of 'compassion'.
- Nathaniel Branden

2003/05/14 Wednesday:
In war, the stronger overcomes the weaker.
In business, the stronger imparts strength to the weaker.
- Frederic Bastiat

2003/05/13 Tuesday:
Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.
- Dr. William Menninger

2003/05/12 Monday:
Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

2003/05/10&11 Saturday&Sunday:
My mother said to me,
"if you become a soldier you'll be a general;
if you become a monk you'll end up as the pope."
Instead, I became a painter and wound up as Picasso.
- Pablo Picasso

2003/05/09 Friday:
One doesn't discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Or: no pain - no gain, czyli:
Kto nie ryzykuje, ten nie pije szampana.


2003/05/08 Thursday:
Don't be afraid to go out on a limb.
That's where the fruit is.
- H. Jackson Browne

2003/05/07 Wednesday:
What would it be like if you lived each day, each breath, as a work of art in progress? Imagine that you are a masterpiece unfolding, every second of every day, a work of art taking form with every breath.
- Thomas Crum

2003/05/06 Tuesday:
If a man does no keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

Modern version: You don't have to be like everybody else.

2003/05/05 Monday:
It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority.
By definition, there are already enough people to do that.
- G. H. Hardy

2003/05/03&04 Saturday&Sunday:
I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Thow roads diverged in a wood, and I--I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
- Robert Frost

2003/05/02 Friday:
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

2003/05/01 Thursday:
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
- Oscar Wilde

2003/04/30 Wednesday:
Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
- Jonathan Kozol

Good one. Simple, and right to the point.

2003/04/29 Tuesday:
Each man has his own vocation; his talent is his call.
There is one direction in which all space is open to him.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

2003/04/28 Monday:
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

2003/04/26&27 Saturday&Sunday:
Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweltzer

2003/04/25 Friday:
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.
- Thomas Jefferson

2003/04/24 Thursday:
The important thing is this:
To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
- Charles du Bois

2003/04/23 Wednesday:(Secretary's Day)
The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order.
- Alfred North Whitehead

2003/04/22 Tuesday:(Earth Day)
The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning.
- Ivy Baker Priest

hmmm... certainly interesting

2003/04/21 Monday:(Easter Monday [Canada, UK, Australia, NZ])
I studied the lives of great men and women, and I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work.
- Harry S. Truman

2003/04/19&20 Saturday&Sunday:(Sun: Easter Sunday)
The sincerest satisfactions in life come in doing and not dodging duty; in meeting and solving problems, in facing facts, in being a dependable person.
- Ricard L. Evans

2003/04/18 Friday:
Like the star that shines afar,
Without haste and without rest,
Let each one wheel with steady sway
Round the task that rules the day,
And do their best.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

2003/04/17 Thursday:
The highest reward for one's toil is not what one gets for it,
but what one becomes by it.
- John Ruskin

2003/04/16 Wednesday:
There is in this world no such force as the force of a person determined to rise.
The human soul cannot be permanently chained.
- W.E.B Du Bois

kind of nice...

2003/04/15 Tuesday:
Character, not circumstances, make the person.
- Booker T. Washington

2003/04/14 Monday:
Only in winter can you tell which trees are truly green.
Only when the winds of adversity blow can you tell
whether an individual or a country has steadfastness.
- John F. Kennedy

2003/04/12&13 Saturday&Sunday:
Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that?
We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.
We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing,
at whatever cost, must be attained.
- Madame Curie

2003/04/11 Friday:
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed; be anything else and you will be ten thousand times worse than nothing.
- Sydney Smith

2003/04/10 Thursday:
Be like the bird
That, pausing in her flight
Awhile on boughs too slight,
Feels them give way
Beneath her and yet sings,
Knowing that she hath wings.
- Victor Hugo

huh?

2003/04/09 Wednesday:
The confidence wich we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others.
- La Rochefoucauld

2003/04/08 Tuesday:
For myself, I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else.
- Winston Churchill

so true...

2003/04/07 Monday:
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win.
- Margaret Thatcher

Bush Sr. and Jr. in Iraq

2003/04/05&06 Saturday&Sunday:(Sun: Daylight Saving Time Begins)
You can be greater that anything that can happen to you.
- Norman Vincent Peale

2003/04/04 Friday:
Our belief at the beginning of a doubtful undertaking is the one thing that insures the successful outcome of our venture.
- William James

2003/04/03 Thursday:
If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can't accomplish it.
You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
- Rosalynn Carter

2003/04/02 Wednesday:
There is a tendency among many shallow thinkers of our day to teach that every human act is a reflex, over which we do not exercise human control.

They would rate a generous deed as no more praiseworthy than a wink, a crime as no more voluntary than a sneeze...

such a philosophy undercuts all human dignity...

all of us have the power of choice in action at every moment of our lives.
- Fulton J. Sheen

2003/04/01 Tuesday:(April Fools' Day)
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and the time that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

2003/03/31 Monday:
Every successful business in the world is in existence because its founder recognized in a problem or need an opportunity to be of service to others. Every problem or need in your life is in reality an opportunity to call forth inner resources of wisdon, love, strength, and ability.
- J. Sig Paulson

2003/03/29&30 Saturday&Sunday:
The main thing is to be honest with yourself, know and recognize your limits and attain maximum achievement within them. I would, for example, get more satisfaction from climbing Snowdon, which I know I could, than from attempting Everest, which I couldn't.
- Stirling Moss

makes sense, however don't overdo it: see 2003/01/16 Thursday

2003/03/28 Friday:
Even if you're on the right track,
you'll get run over of you just sit there.
- Will Rogers

2003/03/27 Thursday:
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives, the cumulative experience of many masters of craftsmanship. Quality also marks the search for an ideal after necessity has been satisfied and mere usefulness achieved.
- Willa A. Foster

2003/03/26 Wednesday:
I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
- Bill Cosby

hmmm (again)... Am I the only one who sees the Iraqi war in this?

2003/03/25 Tuesday:
My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success.

She said that "achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others, and that's nice, too, but not as important or satisfying."

Always aim for achievement and forget about success.
- Helen Hayes

2003/03/24 Monday:
Four steps to achievement:
  • Plan purposefully.
  • Prepare prayerfully.
  • Proceed positevely.
  • Pursue pesistently.

- William A. Ward

hmmm... sounds like US attitude in the Iraqi war.

2003/03/22&23 Saturday&Sunday:
The measure of success is not where you have a tough problem to deal with,
but whether it's the same problem you had last year.
- John Foster Dulles

2003/03/21 Friday:
An optimist is the human personification of spring.
- Susan J. Bissonette

2003/03/20 Thursday:(First Day of Spring)
There are two kinds of success.
One is the very rare kind that comes to the person who has the power to do what no one else has the power to do. That is genius.
But the average person who wins what we call success is not a genius. That person is a man or woman who has merely the ordinary qualities that they share with their fellows, but who has developed those ordinary qualities to a more than ordinary degree.
- Theodore Roosevelt

2003/03/19 Wednesday:
The greatest works are done by the ones.
The hundreds do not often do much;
it is the units, the single individual, that are the power and the might.
Individual effort is, after all, the grand thing
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

2003/03/18 Tuesday:
Haunted from my early youth by the transitoriness and pathos of life,
I was aware that is not enough to say, "I am doing no harm."
I ought to be testing myself daily, and asking myself what I am really achieving.
- Margot Asquith

huh?

2003/03/17 Monday:
Whenever I hear, "It can't be done,"
I know I'm close to success.
- Michael Flatley

2003/03/15&16 Saturday&Sunday:
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
- George Eliot

2003/03/14 Friday:
In adversity, remember to keep an even mind.
- Horace

Modern version: "don't fuck up under stress"

2003/03/13 Thursday:
It is always wise to look ahead,
but difficult to look farther than you can see.
- Winston Churchill

2003/03/12 Wednesday:
One only get to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you - suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too."
- Margaret Thatcher

2003/03/11 Tuesday:
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things.
When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
- Norman Vincent Peale

2003/03/10 Monday:
Yes, it's true: We can't control the wind or the rain or the other vagaries of weather.
But we can tack our sails such that we can steer the course we desire.
- Unknown

2003/03/08&09 Saturday&Sunday:
Destiny is no matter of chance; it's a matter of choice.
It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.
- William Jinnings Bryan

2003/03/07 Friday:
The difference between the impossible and the possible
lies in a person's determination.
- Tommy Lasorda

2003/03/06 Thursday:
There is nothing like a dream to create the future.
- Victor Hugo

2003/03/05 Wednesday:
Plant positive thoughts in your mind and expect a harvest of great possibilities.
- Unknown

2003/03/04 Tuesday:
Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which diffuculties disappear and obstacles vanish.
- John Quincy Adams

2003/03/03 Monday:
Your own resolution to success is more important that any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

2003/03/01&02 Saturday&Sunday:
The real secret of success is enthusiasm.
- Walter Chrysler

2003/02/28 Friday:
Some look at things that are, and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not?
- Robert Kennedy

Note: this is the same as 2003/01/30 but different author. If you know who's the real author of this quote, post a comment here.
Could they both be credited for the same quote?

2003/02/27 Thursday:
History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed.
They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.
- B.C. Forbes

2003/02/26 Wednesday:
Your success, health, happiness, and wealth can be attributed to the choice of your attitude.
- Unknown

2003/02/25 Tuesday:
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow
will be our doubts of today.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

2003/02/24 Monday:
To be successful one must make change an ongoing process.
Quality is a race with no finish line.
- David T. Kearns

2003/02/22&23 Saturday&Sunday:
I have an everyday religion that works for me.
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.
You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
- Lucille Ball

2003/02/21 Friday:
Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality.
If you can dream it, you can make it so.
- Belva Davis

2003/02/20 Thursday:
All greatness is achieved while performing outside your comfort zone.
- Greg Arnold

2003/02/19 Wednesday:
Nothing in the world can take place of persistence.
Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

2003/02/18 Tuesday:
Ability is what you're capable of doing.
Motivation determines what you do.
Attitude determines how well you do it.
- Lou Holtz

2003/02/17 Monday:(Presidents Day)
The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become.
- Harold Taylor

2003/02/15&16 Saturday&Sunday:
If you can imagine it,
You can achieve it.
If you can dream it,
You can become it.
- William Arthur Ward

2003/02/14 Friday:(Valentine's Day)
To accomplish great things, we must not only act,
but also dream, not only dream, but also believe.
- Anatole France

2003/02/13 Thursday:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Anatole France

2003/02/12 Wednesday:
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
- Orison Swett Marden

2003/02/11 Tuesday:
In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest.
- Henry Miller

2003/02/10 Monday:
Conquering any difficulty always gives one a secret joy, fot it means pushing back a boundary-line and adding to one's liberty.
- Henri Fré©ric Amiel

2003/02/08&09 Saturday&Sunday:
Finish each day
And be done with it
You have done what you could
Some blunders and
Absurdities have crept in
Forget them as soon as you can
Tomorrow is a new day
You shall begin it serenely
And with too high a spirit
To be encumbered by
Your old nonsense.
- Ralph Walso Emerson

2003/02/07 Friday:
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have imagined.
- Henry David Thoreau

2003/02/06 Thursday:(Waitangi Day [NZ])
I will be as harsh as truth, and uncompromising as justice...
I am in earnest, I will not equivocate, I will not excuse, I will not retreat a single inch, and I will be heard.
- William Lloyd Garrison

2003/02/05 Wednesday:
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
- Edgar Allan Poe

2003/02/04 Tuesday:
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
- George Bernard Shaw

2003/02/03 Monday:
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Alva Edison

2003/02/01&02 Saturday&Sunday:
Self-confidence is the first requisite for achieving great things.
- Samuel Johnson

2003/01/31 Friday:
Yes, I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the world.
- Oscar Wilde

2003/01/30 Thursday:
Some look at things that are, and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not?
- George Bernard Shaw

2003/01/29 Wednesday:
If the winds of fortune are temporarily blowing against you, remember that you can harness them and make them carry you toward your definite purpose, through the use of your imagination.
- Napoleon Hill

2003/01/28 Tuesday:
Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.
- Thomas Alva Edison

2003/01/27 Monday:(Australia Day [Australia])
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

2003/01/25&26 Saturday&Sunday:
Dream as if you'll live forever;
live as if you'll die tomorrow.
- James Dean

2003/01/24 Friday:
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.
- Anonymous

2003/01/23 Thursday:
Ideas are like stars;
you will not succeed in touching them with your hands,
but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters,
you choose them as your guides, and, following them,
you reach your destiny.
- Carl Schurz

2003/01/22 Wednesday:
Curiosity is one of the most permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
- Samuel Johnson

2003/01/21 Tuesday:
The important thing is to not stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

2003/01/20 Monday:
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2003/01/18&19 Saturday&Sunday:
As is our confidence, so is our capacity.
- William Hazlitt

2003/01/17 Friday:
Every artist was first an amateur.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

2003/01/16 Thursday:
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short;
but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
- Michelangelo Buonarroti

2003/01/15 Wednesday:
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
- Samuel Johnson

2003/01/14 Tuesday:
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

2003/01/13 Monday:
You've got to say, "I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it."
It's called perseverance.
- Lee J. Iacocca

2003/01/11&12 Satudary&Sunday:
You don't just stumble into the future.
You create your own future.
- Roger Smith

2003/01/10 Friday:
People with goals succeed because they know where they're going.
- Earl Nightingale

2003/01/09 Thursday:
The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkopf

2003/01/08 Wednesday:
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning, and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
- Bob Dylan

2003/01/07 Tuesday:
Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.
- Lauren Bacall

2003/01/06 Monday:
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
- William Blake

2003/01/04&05 Saturday&Sunday:
Without labor nothing prospers.
- Sophocles

2003/01/03 Friday:
The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.
- Vince Lombardi

2003/01/02 Thursday:(Bank Holiday [Scotland], Holiday [NZ])
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change teh world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

2003/01/01 Wednesday:(New Year's Day, Holiday [NZ])
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
- Erica Jong

The IBM purchase of ROLM gives new meaning to the term "twisted pair". -- Howard Anderson, "Yankee Group"

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