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Wise Words         



To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.         ~ Bette Davis

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.      ~ Anonymous

Intelligence lies within a creative mind,  not an extensive memory.     ~ Christopher Acedillo


The key to a fulfilled life, without fear of death, is to know that we are all spiritual beings having a physical experience, rather than physical beings having a spiritual experience.    ~ Ancient Proverb


Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else and thinking something different.      ~ Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, 1937 Nobel Prize Winner


Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.       ~ English proverb

If you have men who will exclude creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity,  you                                  have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.     ~ Saint Frances of Assisi

To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground.     ~ Stephen Covey

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.        ~  David Friedman



The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.   
                                               ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe



Choice is the essence of what I believe it is to be human.      ~ Liv Ullmann        


Your point of view is no one's truth but your own.    ~ don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements



In wildness is the preservation of the world.       ~ Henry David Thoreau




People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.   ~ E. Kübler-Ross




Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.       ~ William Butler Yeats




I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.       ~ Henry David Thoreau



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










Updated May 2002.