Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

Words are not food, though sometimes we must eat them.

A friend is someone who knows me well and still likes me anyway.

Never kick a man when he's down, unless you're damn sure he's not gonna get up.

When you're on top of the world, remember that it turns around every 24 hours.

Familiarity breeds contempt.......and children.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.......of somebody else.

Nothing is so simple that it can't get screwed up.

If it aint broke, let me have a shot at it.

Put on your seatbelt.......I wanna try something.

Beware of a half truth, you may be getting the wrong half.

Hire teenagers while they still know everything.

You are making progress if each mistake is a new one.

Multitasking: screwing up several things at once.

If at first you don't succeed, deny you even tried. If at first you DO succeed, try to hide your astonishment.

After 4 decimal places no-one really cares.

War never decides who is right, only who is left.

My life has a superb cast but I can't figure out the plot.

Shin: device for finding furniture in the dark.

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first and the lesson afterwards.

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

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

Age is a high price for maturity.

All people smile in the same language.

Do it today, tomorrow it will be bad for your health or illegal.

Learn to listen, opportunity sometimes knocks very softly.

Many a true word is spoken in jest.

Never deprive someone of hope, it may be all she or he has.

You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.

Tolerance means excusing the mistakes others make. Tact means not noticing them.

Half of what I say is meaningless, but I say it so that the other half may reach you.

The head never rules the heart, but just becomes its partner in crime.

When a man complains that a lady has no heart, it is a pretty certain sign that she has his.

All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last.

Experience is the name that everyone gives to their mistakes.

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.

She who has no mind to trade with the devil should keep from his shop.

Tell me about yourself, your struggles, your dreams.......your telephone number!

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking.

A miser is a fellow who lives within his income. He is also called a magician.

The greatest remedy for anger is delay.

The joys of parents are secret, and so are their griefs and fears.

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.

To hope and dream is not ti ignore the practical - it is to dress it in colours and rainbows.

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

A closed mouth gathers no foot.

Those are my principles. If you don't like them.......I have others!



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