Win Or Lose

“When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.”
~ Anonymous

“We play with enthusiasm and recklessness. We aren’t afraid to lose. If we win, great; but win or lose, it is the competition that gives us pleasure.”
~ Joe Paterno

“It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.”
~ Vince Lombardi

“It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you place the blame.”
~ Oscar Wilde

“Sometimes when you win, you really lose. And sometimes when you lose, you really win. And sometimes when you win or lose, you actually tie. And sometimes when you tie, you actually win or lose. Winning or losing is all one organic mechanism, from which one extracts what one needs.”
~ Rosie Perez

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.”
~ Lyndon B. Johnson

“You can choose, don’t confuse, win or lose, it’s up to you.”
~ Ozzy Osbourne

“Every endeavour pursued with passion produces a successful outcome, regardless of the result. For it is not about winning or losing – rather, the effort put forth in producing the outcome.”
~ Matthew Syed

“It’s not about winning or losing, but love and respect.”
~ Max Lucado

“When you are 16 there is no fear whatsoever. As you get older you play in more important games and that is when you start thinking about what will happen if you win or lose.”
~ Wayne Rooney

“The only thing even in this world is the number of hours in a day. The difference in winning or losing is what you do with those hours.”
~ Woody Hayes

“If I have given my all and still do not win, I haven’t lost. Others might remember winning or losing; I remember the journey.”
~ Apolo Ohno

“You’ve got to get to the stage in life where going for it is more important than winning or losing.”
~ Arthur Ashe

Oh, Give Me A Home

“Owning your own home is America’s unique recipe for avoiding revolution and promoting pseudo-equality at the same time. To keep citizens puttering in their yards instead of sputtering on the barricades, the government has gladly deprived itself of billions in tax revenues by letting home owners deduct mortgage interest payments.”
~ Florence King

“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”
~ Maya Angelou

“There is something permanent, and something extremely profound, in owning a home.”
~ Kenny Guinn

“A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner, so if one’s life is cold and bare he can blame none but himself.”
~ Louis L’Amour

“A good home must be made, not bought.”
~ Joyce Maynard

“A man builds a fine house; and now he has a master, and a task for life; he is to furnish, watch, show it, and keep it in repair, the rest of his days.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The home is the center and circumference, the start and the finish, of most of our lives.”
~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman

“Home is where the heart is.”
~ Pliny the Elder

“The most important work you and I will ever do will be within the walls of our own homes.”
~ Harold B. Lee

“Home on the Range”
Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam,
Where the deer and the antelope play,
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

  • is the state song of Kansas
  • an American folk and patriotic song
  • ~ Dr. Brewster Higley (1876)
    ~ William and Mary Goodwin (1904)
    ~ John A. Lomax (1910)

    Plant Your Garden

    “You can bury a lot of troubles by digging in the dirt.”
    ~ Author Unknown

    “I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden.”
    ~ John Erskine

    “Regardless of geographical region or culture gardening is perhaps the most common and shared experience of Nature.”
    ~ S. Kelley Harrell

    “There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.”
    ~ Janet Kilburn Phillips

    “Your first job is to prepare the soil. The best tool for this is your neighbor’s motorized garden tiller. If your neighbor does not own a garden tiller, suggest that he buy one.”
    ~ Dave Barry

    “The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small piece of land.”
    ~ Abraham Lincoln

    “When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden.”
    ~ Minnie Aumonier

    “The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.”
    ~ Gertrude Jekyll

    “Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful: they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.”
    ~ Luther Burbank

    “Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized.”
    ~ Allan Armitage

    “All gardeners know better than other gardeners.”
    ~ Chinese Proverb

    “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
    ~ Cicerov

    “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”
    ~ Audrey Hepburn

    “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is today.”
    ~ Chinese Proverb

    Freedom & Independence

    “It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.”
    ~ Mark Twain

    “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
    ~ Ronald Reagan

    “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
    ~ George Washington

    “Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance.”
    ~ Woodrow Wilson

    “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.”
    ~ Voltaire

    “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
    ~ Benjamin Franklin

    “Freedom lies in being bold.”
    ~ Robert Frost

    “Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.”
    ~ Bob Marley

    “Liberties aren’t given, they are taken.”
    ~ Aldous Huxley

    “Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.”
    ~ General John Stark

    Is That A New Attitude?

    “A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.”
    ~ Herm Albright

    “Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.”
    ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo

    “If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want.”
    ~ Oscar Wilde

    “Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.”
    ~ Voltaire

    “It’s so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to.”
    ~ Annie Gottlier

    “Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left.”
    ~ Hubert Humphrey

    “Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”
    ~ Francesca Reigler

    “If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”
    ~ Mary Engelbreit

    “So often time it happens, we all live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key.”
    ~ The Eagles, “Already Gone”

    “The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.”
    ~ Foster’s Law

    “Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.”
    ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

    “Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”
    ~ Attributed to both Jonathan Swift and Benjamin Franklin

    “Whatever is—is best.”
    ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox