Friday, May 11, 2007

Notable Sayings Gathered Over A "So-Far" Lifetime

Oh I've been away too long.  The best possible entry I can make is to gather all the little scraps of knowledge I've picked up hither and dither, and set them to words.  Have a go:

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If you want to know what's on the road ahead, ask those coming back.

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The second best time is today.

If you fear going forward, you'll live your life just standing there.  Might as well be a pigeon dropping.

The person saying that something can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it.

If you don't want anyone to know, don't do it!

Plan your year in early spring, your day at dawn.

The wise adapt themselves to circumstances, just as water to a glass.

Listen to all, follow none.

Genius can be recognized by its simplicity.

If you make happy those who are near, others who are far away will come closer.

Even the clumsy bird will get there early if he starts out an hour ahead.

Dripping water can eat through stone.  Be patient!

Better a nightmare than a life with no dreams.

Learning is like rowing upstream.  If you stop, you'll move backward.

Deal with the faults of others as gently as you would your own.

Do not confine your children to your way of learning.  They were born in another time.

Fear not growing slowly.  Fear standing still.

A book is a house of gold.  But you cannot buy time with it.

A child is as a clean piece of paper, on which every person writes, leaving their mark.

Better a happy cottage than a palace of tears.

It takes years to make a true friend, whom you can lose within seconds.

To understand your parents love, raise children.

Praying for fish is fine, but weave a net while you do.

Keep your brother's arm inside your sleeve.

A diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor a life made more perfect without trials.

It's not what you have to do that matters, it's doing it.

Is a flawed diamond more valuable than a perfect pebble?

Wherever you are is exactly where God expects you to be.

                                 ~~~ best of all ~~~

It's not how far you've come that matters.  It's how far you've come from where you were