Chief Yonv on PAIN 8-5-03
Pain can become like an old friend because of that which
causes it is something we truely do no want to let go of.
The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears.
~ Arabian proverb "
...intention and thought and energy are of the same realm and structurally designed to work
with one another... these are the things magick are made of, the bending of energy. Bend wisely.
The American Indian is of the soil, whether it be the
region of forests, plains, pueblos, or mesas. He fits
into the landscape, for the hand that fashioned the
continent also fashioned the man for his surroundings.
He once grew as naturally as the wild sunflowers, he
belongs just as the buffalo belonged....
Out of the Indian approach to life there came a great
freedom, an intense and absorbing respect for life,
enriching faith in a Supreme Power, and principles of
truth,honesty, generosity, equity, and brotherhood as
a guide to mundane relations.
Black Elk Oglala Sioux Holy Man 1863-1950
You have noticed that everything as Indian does is in
a circle, and that is because the Power of the World
always works in circles, and everything tries to be
round..... The Sky is round, and I have heard that the
earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars.
The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their
nest in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours....
Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing,
and always come back again to where they were. The life
of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so
it is in everything where power moves.
Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior and orator
"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the
night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and
loses itself in the sunset."
Eagle Chief (Letakos-Lesa) Pawnee
In the beginning of all things, wisdom and knowledge
were with the animals, for Tirawa, the One Above, did
not speak directly to man. He sent certain animals to
tell men that he showed himself through the beast, and
that from them, and from the stars and the sun and moon
should man learn.. all things tell of Tirawa. All
things in the world are two. In our minds we are two,
good and evil. With our eyes we see two things, things
that are fair and things that are ugly.... We have the
right hand that strikes and makes for evil, and we
have the left hand full of kindness, near the heart. One
foot may lead us to an evil way, the other foot may lead
us to a good. So are all things two, all two.
Mourning Dove Salish 1888-1936
...... everything on the earth has a purpose, every
disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission.
This is the Indian theory of existence.
Children were encouraged to develop strict discipline
and a high regard for sharing. When a girl picked her
first berries and dug her first roots, they were given
away to an elder so she would share her future success.
When a child carried water for the home, an elder would
give compliments, pretending to taste meat in water
carried by a boy or berries in that of a girl. The child
was encouraged not to be lazy and to grow straight like
Flat-Iron (Maza Blaska Oglala Sioux Chief
>From Wakan-Tanka, the Great Mystery, comes all power.
It is from Wakan-Tanka that the holy man has wisdom and
the power to heal and make holy charms. Man knows that
all healing plants are given by Wakan-Tanka, therefore
they are holy. So too is the buffalo holy, because it
is the gift of Wakan-Tanka.
Sarah Winnemucca Paiute (1844-1891)
The traditions of our people are handed down from
father to son. The Chief is considered to be the most
learned, and the leader of the tribe. The Doctor,
however, is thought to have more inspiration. He is
supposed to be in communion with spirits... He cures
the sick by the laying of hands, and payers and
incantations and heavenly songs. He infuses new life
into the patient, and performs most wonderful feats of
skill in his practice.... He clothes himself in the
skins of young innocent animals, such as the fawn, and
decorated himself with the plumage of harmless birds,
such as the dove and hummingbird ...
Big Thunder (Bedagi) Wabanaki Algonquin
The Great Spirit is in all things, he is in the air we
breathe. The Great Spirit is our Father, but the Earth
is our Mother. She nourishes us, that which we put into
the ground she returns to us....
Lone Man (Isna-la-wica) Teton Sioux
... I have seen that in any great undertaking it is
not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself.
Shooter Teton Sioux
All birds, even those of the same species, are not
alike, and it is the same with animals and with human
beings. The reason WakanTanka does not make two birds,
or animals, or human beings exactly alike is because
each is placed here by WakanTanka to be an independent
individuality and to rely upon itself.
George Copway (Kah-ge-ga-bowh) Ojibwa Chief 1818-1863
Among the Indians there have been no written laws.
Customs handed down from generation to generation have
been the only laws to guide them. Every one might act
different from what was considered right did he choose
to do so, but such acts would bring upon him the
censure of the Nation.... This fear of the Nation's
censure acted as a mighty band, binding all in one social,
"Where today are the Pequot? Where are the Narragansett,
the Mohican, the Pokanoket, and many other once powerful
tribes of our people? They have vanished before the avarice
and the oppression of the White Man, as snow before a summer
"Will we let ourselves be destroyed in our turn without a
struggle, give up our homes, our country bequeathed to us by
the Great Spirit, the graves of our dead and everything that
is dear and sacred to us? I know you will cry with me, 'Never! Never!'"
>From the 1927 Grand Council of American Indians
"The white people, who are trying to make us over into
their image, they want us to be what they call "assimilated,"
bringing the Indians into the mainstream and destroying our
own way of life and our own cultural patterns. They believe
we should be contented like those whose concept of happiness
is materialistic and greedy, which is very different from our
way. We want freedom from the white man rather than to be
intergrated. We don't want any part of the establishment, we
want to be free to raise our children in our religion, in our
ways, to be able to hunt and fish and live in peace. We don't
want power, we don't want to be congressmen, or bankers....we
want to be ourselves. We want to have our heritage, because
we are the owners of this land and because we belong here.
The white man says, there is freedom and justice for all. We
have had "freedom and justice," and that is why we have been
almost exterminated. We shall not forget this."
>From Chief Plenty Coups, Crow
"The ground on which we stand is sacred ground. It is
the blood of our ancestors."
>From Black Hawk, Sauk
"How smooth must be the language of the whites, when
they can make right look like wrong, and wrong like
Shinguaconse ("Little Pine")
"My father, you have made promises to me and to my children.
If the promises had been made by a person of no standing, I
should not be surprised to see his promises fail. But you,
who are so great in riches and power; I am astonished that I
do not see your promises fulfilled! "I would have been better
pleased if you had never made such promises than that you
should have made them and not performed them. . ."
Resolution of the Fifth Annual Meetings of the
Traditional Elders Circle, 1980
"There are many things to be shared with the Four Colors of
humanity in our common destiny as one with our Mother the
Earth. It is this sharing that must be considered with great
care by the Elders and the medicine people who carry the
Sacred Trusts, so that no harm may come to people
through ignorance and misuse of these powerful forces."
"We know our lands have now become more valuable. The
white people think we do not know their value; but we
know that the land is everlasting, and the few goods we
receive for it are soon worn out and gone."
Tom Brown, Jr., The Tracker
"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
"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."
Wintu Woman, 19th Century
"When we Indians kill meat, we eat it all up. When we
dig roots, we make little holes. When we build houses,
we make little holes. When we burn grass for grasshoppers,
we don't ruin things. We shake down acorns and pine nuts.
We don't chop down the trees. We only use dead wood. But
the white people plow up the ground, pull down the trees,
kill everything. ... the White people pay no attention.
...How can the spirit of the earth like the White
man? ... everywhere the White man has touched it, it is
William Commanda, Mamiwinini, Canada, 1991
"Traditional people of Indian nations have interpreted
the two roads that face the light-skinned race as the
road to technology and the road to spirituality. We feel
that the road to technology.... has led modern society to
a damaged and seared earth. Could it be that the road to
technology represents a rush to destruction, and that the
road to spirituality represents the slower path that the
traditional native people have traveled and are now seeking
again? The earth is not scorched on this trail. The grass
is still growing there."
Chief Aupumut, Mohican. 1725
"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."
Qwatsinas (Hereditary Chief Edward Moody), Nuxalk Nation
"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."
"A wee child toddling in a wonder world, I prefer to
their dogma my excursions into the natural gardens where
the voice of the Great Spirit is heard in the twittering
of birds, the rippling of mighty waters, and the sweet
breathing of flowers. If this is Paganism, then at present,
at least, I am a Pagan."
>From Chief Joseph, Nez Perces'
"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."
"When the Earth is sick, the animals will begin to
disappear, when that happens, The Warriors of the
Rainbow will come to save them."
Unknown Speaker addressing the National Congress of
American Indians in the mid 1960's
"In early days we were close to nature. We judged time,
weather conditions, and many things by the elements--the
good earth, the blue sky, the flying of geese, and the
changing winds. We looked to these for guidance and
answers. Our prayers and thanksgiving were said to the
four winds--to the East, from whence the new day was born;
to the South, which sent the warm breeze which gave a
feeling of comfort; to the West, which ended the day and
brought rest; and to the North, the Mother of winter
whose sharp air awakened a time of preparation for the
long days ahead. We lived by God's hand through nature
and evaluated the changing winds to tell us or warn us
of what was ahead. Today we are again evaluating the
changing winds. May we be strong in spirit and equal to
our Fathers of another day in reading the signs accurately
and interpreting them wisely. May Wah-Kon-Tah, the Great
Spirit, look down upon us, guide us, inspire us, and give
us courage and wisdom. Above all, may He look down upon us
and be pleased."
Crazy Horse - Sioux
"I was hostile to the white man...We preferred hunting to
a life of idleness on our reservations. At times we did not
get enough to eat and we were not allowed to hunt. All we
wanted was peace and to be let alone. Soldiers came...in
the winter..and destroyed our villages. Then Long Hair
(Custer) came...They said we massacred him, but he would
have done the same to us. Our first impulse was to escape...
but we were so hemmed in we had to fight. After that I lived
in peace, but the government would not let me alone. I was
not allowed to remain quiet. I was tired of fighting...They
tried to confine me..and a soldier ran his bayonet into me.
I have spoken.
Sitting Bull Hunkpapa Sioux
"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. He put
in your heart certain wishes and plans, in my heart he put
other and different desires. Each man is good in his sight. It
is not necessary for Eagles to be Crows. We are poor..but we
are free. No white man controls our footsteps. If we must die...
we die defending our rights."
Red Cloud(Makhpiya-luta) , April, 1870
"In 1868, men came out and brought papers. We could not read
them and they did not tell us truly what was in them. We
thought the treaty was to remove the forts and for us to cease
from fighting. But they wanted to send us traders on the Missouri,
but we wanted traders where we were. When I reached Washington,
the Great Father explained to me that the interpreters had deceived
me. All I want is right and just."
....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.
Sogoyewapha, "Red Jacket" - Senaca
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?
"This war did not spring up on our land, this war was brought upon
us by the children of the Great Father who came to take our land
without a price, and who, in our land, do a great many evil things...
This war has come from robbery - from the stealing of our land."
John Wooden Legs, Cheyenne
"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."
"You ask me to plow the ground. Shall I take a knife
and tear my mother's bosom? Then when I die she will
not take me to her bosom to rest. "You ask me to dig
for stones! Shall I dig under her skin for bones? Then
when I die I cannot enter her body to be born again.
"You ask me to cut grass and make hay and sell it and
be rich like white men, but how dare I cut my mother's
"I want my people to stay with me here. All the dead
men will come to life again. Their spirits will come to
their bodies again. We must wait here in the homes of
our fathers and be ready to meet them in the bosom of
Chief Maquinna, Nootka
"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."
"I will follow the white man's trail. I will make him
my friend, but I will not bend my back to his burdens.
I will be cunning as a coyote. I will ask him to help
me understand his ways, then I will prepare the way for
my children, and their children. The Great Spirit has
shown me - a day will come when they will outrun the white
man in his own shoes."
Metea, a Potowatami chief of the Illinois nation
"My Father: a long time has passed since first we came upon
our lands; and our people have all sunk into their graves.
They had sense. We are all young and foolish, and do not wish
to do anything that they would not approve, were they living.
We are fearful we shall offend their spirits if we sell our
lands; and we are fearful we shall offend you if we do not
sell them. This has caused us great perplexity of thought,
because we have counselled among ourselves, and do not know
how we can part with our lands. My Father, we have sold you a
great tract of land already; but it is not enough! We sold it
to you for the benefit of your children, to farm and to live
upon. We have now but a little left. We shall want it all for
ourselves. We know not how long we shall live, and we wish to
leave some lands for our children to hunt upon. You are gradually
taking away our hunting grounds. Your children are driving us
before them. We are growing uneasy. What lands you have you may
retain. But we shall sell no more.
Santana, Kiowa Chief
"I love this land and the buffalo and will not part with it.
I want you to understand well what I say. Write it on paper...
I hear a great deal of good talk from the gentlemen the Great
Father sends us, but they never do what they say. I don't want
any of the medicine lodges (schools and churches) within the
country. I want the children raised as I was.
I have heard you intend to settle us on a reservation near the
mountains. I don't want to settle. I love to roam over the
prairies. There I feel free and happy, but when we settle down
we grow pale and die.
A long time ago this land belonged to our fathers, but when I
go up to the river I see camps of soldiers on its banks. These
soldiers cut down my timber, they kill my buffalo and when I
see that, my heart feels likebursting."
Quotes I like...
Holding on to anger is like holding on to a hot coal with
the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one
who gets burned. - Buddha
No other success can compensate for failure in the home.
David O. McKay
People are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I
work, the more I have of it. - Thomas Jefferson
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing
I know: The only ones among you who will be truly happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
I've have had many troubles in my life but the worst of
them never came. - James A. Garfield
I'm an old man and I've had many troubles, most of which
never happened. - Mark Twain
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps
today of its joy. Leo Buscaglia
We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more
from imagination than from reality. - Marcus Annaeus Seneca
He who limps still walks. - Stanislaw Lec
When it rains, I let it. - 113 year old man in response
to a question about the secret of his longevity
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have
only today. Let us begin. - Mother Teresa
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their
echoes are truly endless. - Mother Teresa
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the worst
poverty of all. - Mother Teresa
If you try, you will find it impossible to do one great
thing. You can only do many small things with great love.
You probably wouldn't worry about what people think of you
if you could know how seldom they do. - Olin Miller
The habit of being uniformly considerate toward others will
bring increased happiness to you. - Grenville Kleiser
Meddle not in the affairs of Wizards for they are subtle and Quick to anger.
"...there is no right way to do a wrong thing."
Good advice!!!!!!!!! Never hold your farts in.
Never hold your farts in. They travel up your spine
into your brain and that's where you get shitty ideas
Leading from the bottom is much more rewarding than dictating from the top.
The mind is like a parachute... it works best when it is open....
"As you teach so will you learn.
If that is true, and it is true indeed,
do not forget that what you teach is teaching you."
~Course in Miracles
...only the Gifts of Eternity are real.
Why are you so concerned about the things that will not be present in
a very short while? Nothing that passes away with time has any real
value, for only the Gifts of Eternity are real. Place your focus here
today and always. Surrender fully and let the Gift be yours. It is
waiting for you, AS YOU.
Things turn out the best for the people who ...
make the best of the way things turn out....
-- John Wooden--
Stop telling Creator how big your storm is.
Instead, tell your storm how big Creator is...
~ author unknown ~
Tarot Quote - Our specific paths are unique,
Our specific paths are unique, but our milestones
...our sense of wonder and gratitude.
Spending a little time calculating the number of things
that go right is a simple but powerful way to reactivate
our sense of wonder and gratitude.
One toothpick is easily broken in half, but
realize that 20 toothpicks put together are
just as strong as steel.
Another description of the native peoples he knew...
This gentleman was referring to american indians of the east coast.
I can relate to this.
Bolzius also penned another description of the native peoples he knew:
"They love equality. . . . They account laboring and working for hire to
be slavery; therefore, they will not work for Gain."
Sent to me by SingingSnake
Emotional and spiritual maturity go hand in hand...
Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but
getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be
smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you
known. ~Garrison Keillow~
No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the
brain is entirely fat. Without a brain you might look good, but
all you could do is run for public office. ~Covert Bailey~
No one ever stumbled on to something sitting down...
I hate sex in the movies. Tried it once. The seat folded up, the drink
spilled and that ice, well, it really chilled the mood.
Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground....
When the only tool you own is a hammer, every
problem begins to look like a nail. - Stephen Wright
You cannot have everything. I mean, where would you put it? - Steven Wright
Some people think change is good, as long as they don't have to do
anything different... Maxine
"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.
Nothing can be done without hope and confidence."
"He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who
thinks but does not learn is in great danger"
Never argue with an idiot. Those obseving may not be able to
tell the difference...
"Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences
are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are
flexible -- the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family." ~Virginia Satir
"A true friend is someone who thinks
you are a good egg even though he
knows you're slightly cracked."
Realize that you have a great deal of power within... from Horoscope 9-17-04
Realize that you have a great deal of power within,
and as long as you aren't afraid to use it, you can
accomplish anything. Don't be afraid of failure. If
you never try, you will never succeed. If you see
missing pieces in the plan don't worry about it,
trust that things will fall into place, as you need
them to. Keep your eye on the prize!
"Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid."
Spirit and matter by Christian Jacq from SweetFire
"...Spirit and matter are woven out of the same substance. The important
thing in the practice of magick is to identify the thread which links
everything and unites all creatures in a chain of cosmic union"
Shoot for the Moon...
Even if ya miss, you'll
land among the Stars...
Gandhi on Prayer
"Prayer is not an old woman's idle amusement. Properly understood and applied,
it is the most potent instrument of action." ~Gandhi
I've learned.... That the best classroom in
the world is at the feet of an elderly person.
I've learned.... That when you're in love, it
I've learned.... That just one person saying
to me, "You've made my day!" makes my day.
I've learned.... That having a child fall asleep
in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings
in the world.
I've learned.... That being kind is more important
than being right.
I've learned.... That you should never say no to a
gift from a child.
I've learned.... That I can always pray for someone
when I don't have the strength to help him in some
I've learned.... That no matter how serious your
life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend
to act goofy with.
I've learned.... That sometimes all a person needs
is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.
I've learned.... That simple walks with my father
around the block on summer nights when I was a child
did wonders for me as an adult.
I've learned.... That life is like a roll of toilet
paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it
I've learned.... That we should be glad God doesn't
give us everything we ask for.
I've learned.... That money doesn't buy class.
I've learned.... That it's those small daily happenings
that make life so spectacular.
I've learned... That under everyone's hard shell is
someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.
I've learned.... That the Creator didn't do it all in
one day. What makes me think I can?
I've learned.... That to ignore the facts does not
change the facts.
I've learned.... That when you plan to get even with
someone, you are only letting that person continue to
I've learned.... That love, not time, heals all wounds.
I've learned.... That the easiest way for me to grow
as a person is to surround myself with people smarter
than I am.
I've learned.... That everyone you meet deserves to be
greeted with a smile.
I've learned.... That there's nothing sweeter than
sleeping with your babies and feeling their breath
on your cheeks.
I've learned.... That no one is perfect until you
fall in love with them.
I've learned.... That life is tough, but I'm tougher.
I've learned.... That opportunities are never lost;
someone will take the ones you miss.
I've learned.... That when you harbor bitterness,
happiness will dock elsewhere.
I've learned.... That I wish I could have told my Dad
that I love him one more time before he passed away.
I've learned.... That one should keep his words both
soft and tender,because tomorrow he may have to eat
I've learned.... That a smile is an inexpensive way to
improve your looks.
I've learned.... That I can't choose how I feel, but I
can choose what I do about it.
I've learned.... That when your newly born grandchild
holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're
hooked for life.
I've learned.... That everyone wants to live on top of
the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs
while you're climbing it.
I've learned . That it is best to give advice in only
two circumstances; when it is requested and when it is
a life threatening situation.
I've learned.... That the less time I have to work with,
the more things I get done.
Maxine on Comfort Food
You want comfort food? Eat a quilt!
Professor Einstein once said on solving problems..
“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”
"Intimacy" by Fiona's therapist
"Intimacy" literally means "in-to-me-see".
Naomi Judd on Community and a therapist on Intimacy
Naomi Judd on Community = come IN unity
Therapist on Intimacy = "in-to-me-see".
"Life is a coin. You can spend it anyway
you wish, but you can only spend it once."
Rolling Thunder, CHEROKEE from SweetFire
"...because if you believe in something, and believe in it long enough,
it will come into being."
--Rolling Thunder, CHEROKEE
We are created by the Great One to accomplish His will through our mental
pictures or visions. Our thoughts are three dimensional: words, pictures and
feelings. We create the vision by thinking the words and we create feeling
for the vision by feeling enthusiasm, desire, commitment and other strong
beliefs. Once we create the vision, we move toward and become like that
which we think about. All visions are tested by our self talk; for example,
"This isn't going to happen, where is the money coming from anyway?"
When this happens, we need to let go of the test and focus on belief in
the vision. Why? Because God said if we believe it long enough, He will
Great One, let my beliefs be strong today. Help me to have faith in my
Quotes, quotes and more quotes
"A professional is someone who can do his best work when he
doesn't feel like it." ~Alistair Cooke~
"The mind is like a TV set - when it goes blank, it's a good idea
to turn off the sound." ~Unknown~
"Those who agree with us may not be right, but we admire
their astuteness," ~Cullen Hightower~
"The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and
which to burn." ~David Russell~
"The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision.
You can't blow an uncertain trumpet." ~Theodore Hesburgh~
"Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may
like it." ~Sam Ewing~
"It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can
only do a little. Do what you can." ~Sydney Smith~
"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it,
you can become it." ~William Arthur Ward~
"What the world really needs is more and less paperwork."
"If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you
going." ~Jim Ryun~
"No matter what happens, there's always somebody who knew
it would." ~Lonny Starr~
"Management by objective works if you know the objectives.
Ninety percent of the time you don't." ~Peter Drucker~
Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the
morning yawn." ~Lewis Grizzard~
"Facts are stubborn things." ~Alain Rene Lesage~
"Perserverance is not a long race: it is many short races one after
another." ~Walter Elliott~
"The greatest power is often simple patience." ~E. Joseph Cossman~
"A loving heart is the truest wisdom." ~Charles Dickens~
"Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing." ~Bits & Pieces~
"A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition."
~William Arthur Ward~
"If Noah had been truely wise, he would have swatted those two
flies." ~Helen Castle~
"Necessity is the mother of taking chances." ~Mark Tawin~
"Stubbornness does have its helpful features. You always know
what you are going to be thinking tomorrow." ~Glen Beaman~
"If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh
about it, you might as well laugh about it now." ~Marie Osmond~
"It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can
get you into hot water." ~Franklin P Jones~
"If you want truly to understand something, try to change it."
"Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence."
~Geroge F. Will~
"It is wise to keep in mind that no success or failure is necessarily
"It is not true that nice guys finish last. Nice guys are winners
before the game ever starts." ~Addison Walker~
"I am a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work the more
I have of it." ~Stephen Leacock~
"A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited
enthusiasm." ~Charles M Schwab~
"All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention
to criticism." ~North DeKalb Kiwanis Club Beacon~
"Like is like riding a bicycle: you don't fall off unless you stop
pedaling." ~Claude Pepper~
"A stumble may prevent a fall." ~English proverb~
"There are two kinds of people: those who do the work and those
who take the credit. Try to be in the first group: there is less
competition there." ~Indira Gandhi~
"What do you call a politician that has lost an election?
Answer: A consultant." ~Rich's Current Humour~
"A banker: the person who lends you his umbrella when
the sun is shining and wants it back the minute it rains."
"The first sign of maturity is tghe discovery that the volume knob
also turns to the left." ~"Smile" Zingers~
"The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never
does anything." ~Theodore Roosevelt~
"A child's greatest period of growth is the month after you've
purchased new school clothes." ~Orben's Current Comedy~
"The more original the discovery, the more obvious it seems
afterwards." ~Arthur Koestler~
"Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's
not a day when you lounge around doing nothing. It's when you've
had everything to do and you're done it." ~Margaret Thatcher~
"One good thing about being young is that you are not experienced
enough to know you cannot possibly do the things you are doing."
"The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and
nothing else." ~Martha Navratilova~
"Whoever say money can't buy you happiness doesn't know
where to shop." ~Telegraph Magazine~
"A family budget is a process of checks and balances: the checks
wipe out the balances." ~Arthur Langer~
"Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit."
"Weekends are a bit like rainbows: they look good from a distance
but disappear when you get up close to them." ~John Shirley~
"Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off
his goal." ~E. Joseph Cossman~
"If at first you do succeed - try to hide your astonishment."
~Los Angeles Times Syndicate~
"Money is better than poverty. If only for financial reasons."
"Used-car salesman to customer: 'Not only does it have low
mileage, but most of that was while it was being towed.' "
"If you think it's easy to be a politician, try to straddle a fence
and keep both ears to the ground at the same time."
~The Globe and Mail~
"One of the quickest ways to meet new people is to pick
up the wrong ball on a golf course." ~Bits & Pieces~
"Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all."
~John F. Kennedy~
"Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity."
"The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as
playing a poor hand well." ~H. T. Leslie~
"Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time."
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not
an act but a habit." ~Aristotle~
"Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier."
~Charles F. Kettering~
"The trouble with life in the fast lane is that you get to the other
end in an awful hurry." ~John Jensen~
"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."
~William Arthur Ward~
"Be true to your teeth or your teeth will be false to you."
"One of the greatest labor-saving inventions of today is
tomorrow." ~Vincent T. Foss~
"The only place where success comes before work is in a
dictionary." ~Vidal Sassoon~
"Listen kid, take my advice, never hate a song that has sold
a half-million copies!" ~Irving Berlin~
"Genius begins great works; labor aline finishes them."
"There is no abstract art. You must always start with
something." ~Pablo Picasso~
"Always take a job that is too big for you."
~Harry Emerson Fosdick~
"Great moments in science: Einstein discovers that time is actually
money." ~Gary Larson cartoon caption~
"A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change
the subject." ~Sir Winston Churchill~
"Sleep, riches, and health, to be truly enjoyed, must be interrupted."
~Jean Paul Richter~
"A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather
be anywhere else." ~Len Wein~
"Clothes don't make a man, but clothes got many a man a good job."
~Herbert Harold Vreeland~
"If your friend won't lend you fifty dollars, he's probably a close
"Money doesn't always bring happiness. People with ten million
dollars are no happier than people with nine million dollars."
"The worst thing about a bore is not that he won't stop talking,
but that he won't let you stop listening." ~Unknown~
"Too many people expect wonders from democracy, when the
most wonderful thing of all is just having it." ~Walter Winchell~
"A study of economics usually reveals that the best time to buy
anything is last year." ~Marty Allen~
"Happiness is a stock that doubles in a year." ~Ira U. Cobleigh~
"Experience is the one thing you have plenty of when you're
too old to get the job," ~Unknown~
"What you do matters. All you need is to do it." ~Judy Grahn~
"After thirty, a body has a mind of its own." ~Bette Midler~
"One never notices what has been done; one can only see
what remains to be done." ~Marie Curie~
"Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written
today." ~Herman Wouk~
"I son't know the key to success, but the key to failure is
trying to please everybody." ~Bill Cosby~
"I wish people who have trouble communicating would just
shut up." ~Tom Lehrer~
"People who snore always fall asleep first." ~Unknown~
"It's a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn't want
to hear." ~Dick Cavett~
"The two hardest things to handle in life are failure and success."
"Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight." ~Phyllis Diller~
"If people don't want to come out to the ball park, nobody's
going to stop them." ~Yogi Berra~
"If you look like your passport photo, you're too ill to travel."
"Mondays are the potholes in the roads of life." ~Tom Wilson~
"For fast-acting relief try slowing down." ~Lily Tomlin~
"You don't get ulcers from what you eat. You get them from
what's eating you." ~Vicki Baum~
"As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists."
"Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore and you sleep
alone." ~Mrs. Patrick Campbell~
"The shortest distance between two points is always under
construction." ~Noelie Alito~
"In America, anyone can become president. That's one of the
risks you take." ~ Adlai Stevenson~
"I think of life as a good book. The further you get into it, the
more it begins to make sense." ~Harold S. Kushner~
"There is no such thing as a non-working mother."
"Marriage is like an army. Everybody complains, but you'd
be surprised how many reenlist." ~The Fortune Cookie~
"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an
open one." ~Malcolm S. Forbes~
"There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear."
"Hospitality is making your guests feel at home, even though
you wish they were." ~Unknown~
"Be like a postage stamp - stick to one thing until you get
there." ~Margaret Carty~
"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you."
All Men Are Animals - Some Just Make Better Pets
Creator will not do for man, what man must do for himself...
I am young enough to anticipate but too old to be impatient.
~Mr E Rasmussen Holm~
A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
The good critic is he who relates the adventures of his soul among masterpieces.
You enjoy it more if you can laugh at it. You can't think and hit the ball at the
There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some
temptation we resisted. Like dreams, small creeks grow into mighty rivers.
Strangers are just friends I haven't met yet. In my end is my beginning.
The consumer isn't a moron. She is your wife.
All men practice the actor's art.
God gives us our relatives -- thank God we can choose our friends.
I'm impressed with the people from Chicago. Hollywood is hype, New York
is talk, Chicago is work.
There is nothing a man of good sense dreads in a wife so much as her
having more sense than himself. Example is leadership.
An election is a moral horror, as bad as a battle except for the blood a
mud bath for every soul concerned in it.
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become
The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.
"You can easily judge the character of a man by
the way he treats those who can do nothing for him."
"Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone,
Kindness in another's trouble,
Courage in your own."
~ Adam Lindsay Gordon ~
Rochelle on Worrying quote
Worrying is using your imagination negatively.
A few quotes
Instill the love of you into all the world,
for a good character is what is remembered.
Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry
leads the way.
It is a kingly act to assist the fallen.
Mystery is not profoundness.
The essential conditions of everything you
do must be choice, love, passion.
When a stupid man is doing something he is
ashamed of, he always declares that it is
It is nobler to be good, and it is nobler to
teach others to be good -- and less trouble!
Temperance is a tree which has for its root
very little contentment, and for its fruit
calm and peace.
There is no remedy for love than to love more.
Humankind's chief fault is that they have so
many small ones.
Too many church services start at eleven sharp
and end at twelve dull.
The mere brute pleasure of reading --the sort
of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.
You've got to be in top physical condition.
Fatigue makes cowards of us all.
What is necessary to change a person is to
change his awareness of himself.
Quotes and some points to ponder...
Anger is only one letter short of danger.
If someone betrays you, it is his fault; If he
betrays you again, is your friend a real friend?
Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss
events; Small minds discuss people.
He, who loses money, loses much; He, who loses
a friend, loses much more; He, who loses faith,
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live
long enough to make them all yourself.
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is mystery.
Today is a gift.
"may a queasy camel freshen your evening bath" - from Otter and Elk
There is nothing you can offer on your own, but everything can
be given through you, if only you would allow.
|Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful
to us than the injury that provokes it.
The kind of ancestors we have had is not as important
as the kind of descendants our ancestors have.
Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long
enough to distinguish between the vicious and the
Disability is a matter of perception. If you can
do just one thing well, you're needed by someone.
Singularity shows something wrong in the mind.
Ethics must begin at the top of an organization.
It is a leadership issue and the chief executive
must set the example.
The people of the world having once been deceived,
suspect deceit in truth itself.
A person will be just about as happy as they make
up their minds to be.
Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in
the consciousness that we deserve them.
A bank is a place that will lend you money if you
can prove you don't need it.
Debt is the worst poverty.
Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful
to us than the injury that provokes it.
Evil comes at leisure like the disease. Good comes
in a hurry like the doctor.
For the last third of life there remains only work.
It alone is always stimulating, rejuvenating, exciting
The way to a woman's heart is through your wallet.
Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long
enough to distinguish between the vicious and the
If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like
this forever. Is that good news?
The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.
The kind of ancestors we have had is not as important
as the kind of descendants our ancestors have.
The most vital thing in a man's life is his mental
If you laid ever economist in the country end to end you
would still not reach a conclusion.
He who has made it a practice to lie and deceive his father, will be the most daring in deceiving others. He who
has lost honor can lose nothing more. Prosperity tries the fortunate, adversity the great.
The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation.
She was a handsome woman of forty-five and would remain so for many years.
The great universal family of men is a utopia worthy of the most mediocre logic.
He dreamed he was eating shredded wheat and woke up to find the mattress half gone.
No one can be an unbeliever nowadays. The Christian Apologists have left one nothing to disbelieve.
The desire of knowledge, like the thirst for riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it. Certainty? In this
world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
The nation will find it very hard to look up to the leaders who are keeping their ears to the ground.The rate of
interest acts as a link between income-value and capital-value
I will place no value on anything I have or may possess except in relation to the kingdom of Christ.
I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing was to add to the sum of accurate information in the
The chief cause of problems is solutions.
Kissing don't last: cookery do!
If one has not given everything, one has given nothing.
An epigram is a flashlight of a truth, a witticism, truth laughing at itself.
"You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that
it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present."
"We are Angels with only one wing. The only way to fly,
therefore, is to embrace one another."
"The highest reward for a person's toil is not what
they get for it, but what they become by it."
"If you were going to die soon and had only one phone
call you could make, who would you call and what would
you say? And why are you waiting?"
"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know
how soon it will be too late."
Ralph Waldo Emmerson
"You are not here to please other people or to live
your lives their way. You can only live it your own
way and walk your own pathway. You have come to fulfill
yourself and express love on the deepest level. You are
here to learn and grow...when you leave the planet...
the only thing you take is your capacity to love."
Louise L Hay
"Dance like nobody is watching and love like it is
never going to hurt."
"I have not failed 10,000 times, i have successfully
found 10,000 ways that do not work"
Oliver Wendell Holmes once attended a meeting in which
he was the shortest man present. "Dr. Holmes," quipped
a friend, "I should think you'd feel rather small among
us big fellows." "I do," reported Holmes, "I feel like
a dime among a lot of pennies."
Love people and use things
Not love things and use people
At this very moment the universe is trying to manifest
miracles through your visions, intuitions, and longings.
Imagine that your inklings are God's whisper to your
heart. The same God that gave you the idea, will give
you the means and support to see it through. The world
is being transformed through people like you, who love
themselves enough to trust their inner guidance, and
relax enough to let the universe take care of the means."
~ Alan Cohen ~
When you are down to nothing ... Creator is up to something....
The supreme urge within us is love, which is a spiritual
quality that in truth has no opposite. Heaven on earth
is a choice you must make, not a place we must find.
~ Wayne Dyer
"When the power of love becomes stronger than the love of power,
we will have peace." ~Jimi Hendrix~
"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's
already tomorrow in Australia." ~Charles Schultz)~
A truth that's told with bad intent beats any lie you can invent.
To the optimist, the glass is half full. To the pessimist, the
glass is half empty. To the engineer, the glass is twice as big
as it needs to be.
We contend that for a nation to try to tax
itself into prosperity is like a man standing
in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by
the handle.--Winston Churchill --
"Indian blood is like gold. No matter how thinly spun, it shines
just as bright."
It's better to be hated for who you are than loved
for who you are not.... ~Author unknown~
AniWodi folks have very bright, healing lights for the most part.
Very bright lights show very harsh shadows.
There is a law of balance operating in the universe which demands
equality. For every win there must be a loss, for every happiness,
a sadness, and for every positive move, a negative challenge. You
cannot have one without the other; it would be like trying to
separate day from night......
Remember, the harder Spirit falls on someone the more Spirit wants to use them.
~Grandpa Old Man~
Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
Do not go where the path may lead... Go instead, where there
is no path and leave a trail. ~Emerson~
"Man is not free unless government is limited . . .
as government expands liberty contracts."
Deep thought for the day...
Some people are like Slinkies...
Not really good for anything,
but they still bring a smile to your face
when you push them down a flight of stairs.
A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get
its pants on. ~Sir Winston Churchill~
The real art of conversation is not only to
say the right thing at the right time, but
also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the
tempting moment. ~Author unknown~
"If you want to make Peace.... you don't talk to your friends.
You talk to your enemies." ~Mother Teresa~
Creator may have created man before woman, but there is
always a rough draft before the masterpiece.
What lies us and what lies before us are small matters compared
to what lies within us. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
Perhaps the hardest duty in the performance of parenthood was not so much to
watch the conduct of their children as to be ever watchful of their own.
- Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota
If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as
my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate
them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog
in the fight. It's the size of the fight in the dog.
"We make a living by what we get. We make a
life by what we give." ~Winston Churchill~
"It is not the strongest of the species that
survive, nor the most intelligent, but the
one most responsive to change."
"The greatest use of a life is to spend it for
something that will outlast it." ~William James~
Every calling is great when greatly pursued.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
If you judge people, you have no time to love them. -Mother Teresa
Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. -
Henry Van Dyke
Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows. -unknown
We are each of us angels with only one wing. And we can only fly by embracing each other.
Luciano de Crescezo
"The greatest use of a life is to spend it for
something that will outlast it."
"What we have done for ourselves alone dies
with us: what we have done for others and
the world remains and is immortal."
Sow a thought and you reap an act; Sow an act and you reap a habit;
Sow a habit and you reap a character; Sow a character and you reap
a destiny. ~ Samuel Smiles~
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like
wrapping a present and not giving it.
~William Arthur Ward~
"Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for
it is a lost tradition. ~Jacques Barzun~
"Life is Creator's gift to you. The way you live your
life is your gift to Creator." ~Author Unknown~
"Success in any profession starts with a focus on self. After all,
we are the one variable that we can influence most easily and
most productively influence." ~Todd Whitaker~
"As you tiptoe through the sands of time be careful that when you look back
you don't see the marks of a heel." ~Grandpa Glen Cunningham~
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is
trading what we want most for what we want at
the moment. ~Unknown~
Some men see things as they are and ask why.
Others dream things that never were and ask
why not. ~ George Bernard Shaw ~
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance,
the wise grows it under his feet. ~James Oppenheim~
"Setting an example is not the main means of
influencing another: it is the only means."
I try to be as pleasant as possible because no one deserves
to have me make my day their day! - Michelle Wood
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock
Now is the time. Needs are great, but your
possibilities are greater. - Bill Blackman
No dreamer is ever too small; no dream is ever too big.
- unknown -
Vision without action is a daydream.
Action without vision is a nightmare.
- Japanese Proverb
Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.
Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
"Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out."
~from Sharon Patterson~
"Of the 97 ways to learn anything, the most
powerful way is to teach someone else."
Permissive parents take the pleasure out of childhood;
they deprive their children of the joy of disobedience.
"Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching
kids what counts is best." ~Bob Talbert~
"You don't have to be kind to be a teacher,
but you do have to be kind to be a good one."
Be not afraid of growing slowly...
be afraid only of standing still....
~An Italian Proverb~
He that is good for making excuses is
seldom good for anything else.
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
Life is the only real counselor; wisdom unfiltered through
personal experience does not become a part of the moral
tissue. ~Edith Wharton~
Maturity includes the recognition that no one is going
to see anything in us that we don't see in ourselves.
Stop waiting for a producer. Produce yourself.
"The task ahead of you is never as great as the
Power behind you." ~Author Unknown~
June 2006 Angel John quote from Fran Lenzo
"If you look only at the present moment and live
within it, the past cannot harm you."
The greatest good you can do for another is not just
share your riches, but reveal to them their own.
~Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) ~
The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.
- William Arthur Ward -
Use what talent you possess: the woods
would be very silent if no birds sang
except those that sang best.
- Henry Van Dyke -
Though it's rarely our first choice,
forgiveness is always a better option than hatred and retaliation,
not because it is an act of kindness done the enemy,
but because it is an act of love we owe ourselves.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the
Things you didn’t do than by the ones that you did. So throw
off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade
winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.
I am still learning--how to take joy in all the people I am, how to use all my
selves in the service of what I believe, how to accept when I fail and rejoice
when I succeed.
If you are willing to discipline yourself, the physical
universe won't need to discipline you.
-Leonardo da Vinci
You all seem to be interested in how to get back to the self, instead of looking
for what the self wants you to do in the world...The universe does not seem to
exist for the sole purpose of man denying or escaping it.
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
He who conquers himself has won a greater victory than he who conquers a city.
We all die. The goal isn't to live forever, the goal is to create something that
will. --Chuck Palahniuk
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
"Don't try to run from your problems - they
can run 10 times faster than you can."
~Red Green Show~
"People are like nuts and bolts - they don't work
well loose." ~Red Green Show
"I have remained true to my deepest convictions, by that I mean to the
courage of those who are born to be defeated, the weaknesses of the
strong, and the tragedy of misunderstandings and missed opportunities,
which I have done my very best to treat as comedy, how otherwise
can I manage to bear it?" ~Oscar Wilde~ (Thanx Gary!)
Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet
is fighting some kind of battle.
Tell me and I forget; show me and I remember; involve me and I understand.
Let him that would move the world first move himself.
Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting
yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.
Great necessities call forth great leaders.
"People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the
huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the
vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and
yet they pass by themselves without wondering."
Let your thoughts be still for a moment and travel within to the
Isle of You, that incredibly peaceful place inhabited by your Soul.
As your breath eases in and out, and all the world around you fades
away, you'll find yourself in the most restful, relaxing place on
earth. And the nice thing is, you can go back any time you like.