We want God to come and save us. But he won't. God doesn't stop levees from failing, he doesn't stay the force of tsunamis, and he doesn't stop planes from smashing into buildings. Deus Ex Machina is overrated.Waiter Rant, Waiter Rant weblog, 09-09-05
The activity of love and faith is what makes heaven.Emanuel Swedenborg, From the book Heaven and Hell #51
A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.James Allen
I would not vote for the mayor. It's not just because he didn't invite me to dinner, but because on my way into town from the airport there were such enormous potholes.Fidel Castro
The best ideas come from jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.David Ogilvie
Do all the work you can; that is the whole philosophy of the good way of life.Eugene Delacroix
Every man should make up his own mind that if he expects to succeed, he must give an honest return for the other man's dollar.
Self confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.