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We won't have a society if we destroy the environment.
         Margaret Mead


Man shapes himself through decisions that shape his environment.
         Rene Dubos


The first law of ecology is that everything is related to everything else.
         Barry Commoner (1917-) US biologist, environmentalist


The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.
         Native American Proverb


The unique personality which is the real life in me, I can not gain unless I search for the real life, the spiritual quality, in others. I am myself spiritually dead unless I reach out to the fine quality dormant in others. For it is only with the god enthroned in the innermost shrine of the other, that the god hidden in me, will consent to appear.
         Felix Adler (1851-1933) American educator


every so often, I like to go to the window, look up, and smile for a satellite picture.
         Steven Wright


The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.
         e e cummings


To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best.
         William M. Thackeray


The man on the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
         Joe Hosanovic's Dad,
               attributed in a story by Karl K. Warner, U. S. A. Today


Once I was in Victoria, and I saw a very large house. They told me it was a bank and that the white men place their money there to be taken care of, and that by and by they got it back with interest. We are Indians and we have no such bank; but when we have plenty of money or blankets, we give them away to other chiefs and people, and by and by they return them with interest, and our hearts feel good. Our way of giving is our bank.
         Chief Maquinna, Nootka


What if you could be anything, or anybody, you chose to be? Think about it. What would you choose to be?
         Nido Qubein


To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success.
         Ralph Waldo emerson


Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question." 
         Albert Camus, The Fall


Always you have been told that work is a curse and labour a misfortune. But I say to you that when you work you fulfill a part of earth's furthest dream, assigned to you when that dream was born, and in keeping yourself with labour you are in truth loving life...  
         Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931), Poet


I think I'll work all my life. When you're having fun, why stop having fun? 
         Helen Thomas, Journalist


Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. 
         Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC),
                Chinese philosopher, administrator, and moralist,
                from Analects (5th century BC)


We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing! 
         Benjamin Franklin


When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a moment longer, never give up then--for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. 
         Harriet Beecher Stowe


Our land is everything to us... I will tell you one of the things we remember on our land. We remember that our grandfathers paid for it - with their lives.  
         John Wooden Legs, Cheyenne


When you cease to dream you cease to live.  
         Malcolm S. Forbes


We need a variety of input and influence and voices. You cannot get all the answers to life and business from one person or from one source.  
         Jim Rohn


Brother, you say there is but one way to worship and serve the Great Spirit. If there is but one religion, why do you white people differ so much about it? Why not all agreed, as you can all read the Book?
         Sogoyewapha, "Red Jacket", Senaca


Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today.
         James Dean


everyone wants to be appreciated, so if you appreciate someone, don't keep it a secret.
         Mary Kay Ash (1915 2001), founder, Mary Kay Cosmetics


Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom, while discouragement often nips it in the bud. Any of us will put out more and better ideas if our efforts are appreciated.
         Alex F. Osborn, Advertising executive


Your company's most valuable asset is how it is known to its customers.
         Brian Tracy


You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
         Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 1968)


I am poor and naked, but I am the chief of the nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
         Red Cloud


I am a red man. If the Great Spirit had desired me to be a white man he would have made me so in the first place.
         Sitting Bull, Hunkpapa Sioux


When you respond to life, that's positive; when you react to life, that's negative.
         Zig Ziglar


A lot of growing up takes place between "It fell" and "I dropped it.


Change brings opportunity.
         Nido Qubein, professional speaker


Restlessness is discontent, and discontent is the first necessity of progress.
         Thomas edison


Who dares to teach must never cease to learn.
         John Cotton Dana (1856 1929), librarian and writer


It is not what happens that determines the major part of your future. What happens, happens to us all. It is what you do about what happens that counts.          Jim Rohn


Walt Disney and Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller had 50 year plans - do you?
         Mark Victor Hansen


Tell me and I'll forget. Show me and I may not remember. Involve me and I'll understand.
         Native American Proverb


Life is a series of sales situations, and the answer is no if you don't ask.
         Patricia Fripp, professional speaker


You can't fly a kite unless you go against the wind and have a weight to keep it from turning somersaults. The same with man. No man will succeed unless he is ready to face and overcome difficulties and is prepared to assume responsibilities.
         William J. H. Boetcker


Politicians never accuse you of 'greed' for wanting other people's money, only for wanting to keep your own money.
         Joseph Sobran


If the white man wants to live in peace with the Indian, he can live in peace.....Treat all men alike. Give them all the same law. Give them all an even chance to live and grow. All men were made by the same Great Spirit Chief. They are all brothers. The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.......Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade....where I choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to think and talk and act for myself, and I will obey every law, or submit to the penalty.
         Chief Joseph (1840 1904), Nez Pierce Chief


When the earth is sick, the animals will begin to disappear, when that happens, The Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them.
         Chief Seattle


One difference between man and beast is that in the jungle there is no group called Predators for the ethical Treatment of Prey.
         Jim Rosenberg


Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.
         Albert Szent-Gyoergi


When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. 
         Chief Aupumut (1725), Mohican.


We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born. We must protect the forests for those who can't speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees. 
         Qwatsinas (Hereditary Chief edward Moody), Nuxalk Nation


You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money into training, grooming, and encouraging your greatest asset. 
         Tom Hopkins


Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out. 
         Art Linkletter (1912 ), television and radio personality


Spaceship earth: The problem for the passengers is that there is no manual to identify all the parts, and no instructions on how to operate the spaceship.
         Richard Buckminster Fuller (1895 1983), inventor


All human wisdom is summed up in two words: wait and hope.   
         Alexandre Dumas (1802 1870), writer


I am dying with the help of too many physicians.  
         Alexander the Great (356 BC 323 BC),
                   A self-diagnosis on his deathbed: 13 June 323 BC.


Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.  
         Albert Einstein (1879 1955), scientist


Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.  
         Denis Waitley


The memories of tomorrow depend on your attitude today. 
         Dave Weinbaum


Set up the listening. Prepare who you are talking to for what you want them to hear. Get people to listen as a possibility rather than a problem.  
         Mal Pancoast


All of the significant battles are waged within the self.  
         Sheldon Kopp, psychotherapist


Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once.  
         Woody Allen (1935 ), actor


Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent new minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.  
         Denis Waitley, author


Life is not a stress rehearsal. 
         Loretta Laroche, professional speaker


I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do. 
         Helen Keller (1880 1968)


everything I understand, I understand only because I love. 
         Leo Tolstoy (1828 1910), writer


You do what you have to do, to do what you want to do. 
         Patricia Fripp, professional speaker


We learned to be patient observers like the owl. We learned cleverness from the crow, and courage from the jay, who will attack an owl ten times its size to drive it off its territory. But above all of them ranked the chickadee because of its indomitable spirit.
         Tom Brown, Jr., The Tracker


It's practically impossible to look at a penguin and feel angry.
         Joe Moore


Kilometers are shorter than miles. Save gas, take your next trip in kilometers.
         George Carlin


Wherever you are, whatever your circumstances may be, whatever misfortune you may have suffered, the music of your life has not gone. It's inside you if you listen to it, you can play it.
         Nido Qubein


The phrase "working mother" is redundant.
         Jane Sellman


If today I had a young mind to direct, to start on the journey of life, and I was faced with the duty of choosing between the natural way of my forefathers and that of the... present way of civilization, I would, for its welfare, unhesitatingly set that child's feet in the path of my forefathers. I would raise him to be an Indian!
         Luther Standing Bear (Ota Kte, Mochunozhin)
                    (1868-1939) Oglala Sioux chief


Have faith and the way will open. 
         Quaker saying


I have made it a rule of my life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy . . . you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in. 
         Katherine Mansfield (1888 1923), author


Complex problems have simple, easy to understand, wrong answers.  
         Grossman's Misquote of H. L. Mencken.


When two people love each other,
they don't look at each other,
they look in the same direction.   
         Ginger Rogers (1911 1995), actress and dancer


The greatest achievements were at first and for a time dreams.
The oak sleeps in the acorn.
         James Allen (1864 1912), writer


I think and think for months and years.
Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false.
The hundredth time I am right.
         Albert Einstein (1879 1955), physicist


I love the land of winding waters more then all the rest of the world. A man who would not love his father's grave is worse then a wild animal.
         Chief Joseph (1840 1904), Nez Pierce Chief


The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
         Tom Clancy (1947 ), author


I was warmed by the sun, rocked by the winds and sheltered by the trees as other Indian babes. I can go everywhere with a good feeling.
         Geronimo (1829 1909 ), Apache


Sandwich every bit of criticism between two layers of praise.
         Mary Kay Ash (1915 2001), founder, Mary Kay Cosmetics


I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise.
         Noel Coward (1899 1973), actor and playwright


You lose with potential. You win with performance.
         Bill Parcells, pro football coach


It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't.
         Martin Van Buren (17821862) 8th U.S. President


I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself.
         Lone Man (Isna-la-wica), Teton Sioux


Women are adaptable to what the man presents to her. If he presents affection she presents affection. If he presents anger then that is what she gives back. And if he present stupidity, then she adapts to the fact that she has to do the thinking for the both of them.
         Tina Cleland


Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the hell happened.


I think over again my small adventures
My fears, those small ones that seemed so big
For all the vital things I had to get and reach
And yet there is only one great thing
The only thing
To live to see the great day that dawns
And the light that fills the world.
         unknown Inuit


Good artists borrow; great artists steal.
         Salvador Dali


All truth goes through three steps:  First, it is ridiculed.  Second, it is violently opposed.  Finally, it is accepted as self-evident.


When we put things off until some future probably mythical Laterland, we drag the past into the future. The burden of yesterday's incompletions is a heavy load to carry. Don't carry  it.
         Peter McWilliams


The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n.
         John Milton


If we listened to our intellect, we'd never have a love affair. We'd never have a friendship. We'd never go into business because we'd be cynical. We'll that's nonsense. You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
         Ray Bradbury


Sometimes God's greatest gifts are prayers unanswered.


Having more money does not ensure happiness. People with ten million dollars are no happier than people with nine million dollars.
         Hobart Brown


We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
         Winston Churchill


The difficult is done at once, the impossible takes a little longer.           Slogan of the US Armed Forces


Never ignore a gut feeling, but never believe that it's enough.
          Kermit the Frog


Wisdom lies neither in fixity nor in change, but in the dialectic between the two.
          Octavio Paz


Basic research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
          Wernher Von Braun


Cyberspace has no seasons and no night and day.  Internet Time is absolute time for everybody.  Internet Time is not geopolitical.  It is global.  In the future, for many people, real time will be Internet Time.
          Nicholas Negroponte


Why should I care about posterity? What's posterity ever done for me?
          Groucho Marx


The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
          Wayne Lukas


If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.
          Lin Yutang


If the brain were so simple we could understand it, we would be so simple we couldn't.
Lyall Watson, biologist


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