Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. Dr. Laura Schlessinger (1947-, American family therapist) *********************************************** Most of my major disappointments have turned out to be blessings in disguise. So whenever anything bad does happen to me, I kind of sit back and feel, well, if I give this enough time, it'll turn out that this was good, so I shouldn't worry about it too much. William Gaines ************************************************ Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitudes toward life. The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it. Charles Swindoll (1934-, American pastor, author) *********************************************** Neither situations nor people can be altered by the interference of an outsider. If they are to be altered, that alteration must come from within. Phyllis Bottome (1884-1963, American writer) *********************************************** And above all things, never think that you're not good enough yourself. A man should never think that. My belief is that in life people will take you at your own reckoning. Anthony Trollope (1815-1882, British novelist) ************************************************ When you blame others, you give up your power to change. Dr. Robert Anthony (American educator) ------------------------------------------- To be uncertain is to be uncomfortable, but to be certain is to be ridiculous. Chinese Proverb -------------------------------- Everyday life confronts us with new problems to be solved which force us to adjust our old programs accordingly. Dr. Ann Faraday -------------------------- If you want to be successful, you must either have a chance or take one. Author Unknown ------------------------------- It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919, 26th American President) ------------------------------------------ Be the change you want to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948, Indian political, spiritual leader) ------------------------------------------------------ The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. Mark Twain (1835-1910, American Humorist, Writer