He Only Takes The Best

“As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.”
~ George Bernard Shaw

“If there be light, then there is darkness; if cold, heat; if height, depth; if solid, fluid; if hard, soft; if rough, smooth; if calm, tempest; if prosperity, adversity; if life, death.”
~ Pythagoras

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
~ Mark Twain

“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
~ John Wayne

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

“For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.”
~ Khalil Gibran

“There are special people in our lives who never leave us …. even after they are gone.”
~ D. Morgan

“There is no death. Only a change of worlds.”
~ Chief Sealth

“What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.”
~ Henry Ward Beecher

“We do not remember days, we remember moments.”
~ Cesare Pavese

“The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom.”
~ Khalil Gibran

“What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless.”
~ Ovid

“Life is a series of little deaths out of which life always returns.”
~ Charles Feidelson, Jr.

“Death never takes a wise man by surprise; he is always ready to go.”
~ Jean de la Fontaine

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

“When we finally know we are dying, and all other sentient beings are dying with us, we start to have a burning, almost heartbreaking sense of the fragility and preciousness of each moment and each being, and from this can grow a deep, clear, limitless compassion for all beings.”
~ Sogyal Rinpoche

“For certain is death for the born, And certain is birth for the dead; Therefore over the inevitable, Thou shouldst not grieve.”
~ Bhagavad Gita

“Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.”
~ Martin Luther

“Sometimes love lasts a moment. Sometimes love lasts a lifetime. Sometimes a moment is a lifetime.”
~ Pamela S. Adams

“Happy trails to you, until we meet again.”
~ Dale Evans Rogers

“A heart of Gold stopped beating,
two shining eyes at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove,
He only takes the best.”
~ Author Unknown

Gossip Wisdom

“It is easier to dam a river than to stop gossip.”
~ Moro

“Never apologize before you are accused.”
~ Charles I of Great Britain

“Little said is soonest mended.”
~ George Wither

“If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.”
~ Harry Truman

“If you can’t say anything nice, then don’t say anything at all.”
~ Aesop

“Four horses cannot overtake the tongue.”
~ Chinese Saying

“Anyone who will gossip to you, will gossip about you.”
~ Unknown

“Not everything you hear is good for talk.”
~ Japanese

“The house of the loud talker, leaks.”
~ African proverb Zulu Tribe

“Words have no wings but they can fly a thousand miles.”
~ Korean Saying

“Words once spoken can never be recalled.”
~ Wentworth Dillon

“You can’t sew buttons on your neighbor’s mouth.”
~ Russian Saying

“What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t witness with your mouth.”
~ Jewish Proverb

“Gossip is saying behind their back what you would not say to their face. Flattery is saying to their face what you would not say behind their back.”
~ Unknown

“A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run.”
~ Ouida

“Gossip is when you hear something you like about someone you don’t.”
~ Earl Wilson

“Gossip is what no one claims to like, but everybody enjoys.”
~ Joseph Conrad

“Gossip needn’t be false to be evil – there’s a lot of truth that shouldn’t be passed around.”
~ Frank A. Clark

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”
~ Henry Thomas Buckle

“He gossips habitually; he lacks the common wisdom to keep still that deadly enemy of man, his own tongue”
~ Mark Twain

“Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it; it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.”
~ George Eliot

“Gossip is sometimes referred to as halitosis of the mind.”
~ Unknown

“Fire and swords are slow engines of destruction, compared to the tongue of a Gossip.”
~ Richard Steele

“Doesn’t matter what you do, or how you do it, your neighbors are gonna talk about you anyway.”
~ Felder Rushing

“It isn’t what they say about you, it’s what they whisper.”
~ Errol Flynn

“Some secrets are fires so scorching, the only way to quench the burn is to tell someone.”
~ Terri Guillemets

“Who brings a tale takes two away.”
~ Irish Proverb

“Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies.”
~ Jane Austen

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