THOUGHT OF THE MONTHS

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"Resentment is like drinking poison
and then hoping it will kill your enemies. "
Nelson Mandela January - April 2014



"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak;
Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. "
Winston Churchill November - December 2013



"Its not what you look at that matters,
it's what you see."
Henry David Thoreau September - October 2013



"Time is only wasted when
there's nothing more to do."

Bob Young - July August 2013



"I love deadlines.
I like the whooshing sound they make
as they fly by."

Douglas Adams - May June 2013



"Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can at it."

Danny Kaye - April 2013



The years in your life are less important
than the life in your years."

Ralph Waldo Emerson - February/March 2013



"Life is like riding a bike,
to keep balance you must keep moving."

Albert Einstein - January 2013



"In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took,
but how many moments took your breath away"

Shing Xiong - December 2012



"A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you."

Elbert Hubbard - November 2012



"Friendship isn't about who you have known the longest,
but those who came and never left your side…."

Unknown - October 2012



'"An ounce of practice is worth
more than tons of preaching."

Mahatma Gandhi - August/September 2012



'The person who masters himself through self-control
and discipline is truly undefeatable.'

Buddha - July 2012



'Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others.
It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed'

Mwai Kibaki - June 2012



'There's nothing worth the wear of living
save laughter and the love of friends'

Hillaire Belloc - May 2012



'Everything is simpler than you think
and at the same time more complex than you imagine.'

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - March April 2012



'Honors and rewards fall to those
who show their good qualities in action'

Aristotle - February 2012


There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged
to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.

Nelson Mandela - January 2012



“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter,
and those who matter don't mind.”

Dr. Seuss - November 2011


"Seventy per cent of success in life
is showing up."

Woody Allen - October 2011




'A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.'

George Moore - September 2011




'All who would win joy, must share it;
happiness was born a twin.'

Lord Byron - August 2011



'Turn your face to the sun
and the shadows fall behind you'

Maori Proverb - July 2011



"In three words I can sum up everything
I've learned about life: it goes on."

Robert Frost (poet) - June 2011



Anyone who has never made a mistake
has never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein - May 2011



Life is not measured by its length
but by its depth.

Lewis Nickerson - April 2011



'The acts of this life
are the destiny of the next.'

Eastern Proverb - March 2011



'He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.'

Martin Luther King - February 2011


'I get by with a little help from my friends.'

John Lennon - January 2011


'Music is the universal language of mankind.'

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - December 2010


'It takes a long time
to grow an old friend'

John Leonard - November 2010


"Thoughts are free and subject to no rule. On them rests the freedom of man, and they tower above the light of nature...create a new heaven, a new firmament, a new source of energy from which new arts flow."

Paracelsus - October 2010


One good thing about music,
when it hits you, you feel no pain.

Bob Marley - September 2010


What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity.
In the end there are no certain answers.

Marina Horner - July 2010


'Exude happiness and you will feel it back a thousand times.'

Joan Lunden - June 2010


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

John Lennon - May 2010


'Success is not to reach the tape before the rest
But losing knowing you have done your best.'

Bob Young - April 2010


I think I've discovered the secret of life -
you just hang around until you get used to it.

Charles M.Schulz - March 2010


'Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.'

Oscar Wilde - February 2010


"If I'd known I was going to live this long,
I'd have taken better care of myself."

Ubie Blake - January 2010


'We make a living by what we get,
we make a life by what we give.'

Winston Churchill - December 2009


"Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up."

Jesse Jackson - October 2009


"If you obey all the rules,
you miss all the fun"

Katharine Hepburn - September 2009


According to Buddhism, the opportunity of a long
life is due to the merit we have gained in the past.

Dalai Lama - August 2009


Progress is a great start

Donna Brownlee - July 2009


“When you get to 80 years old your memory starts to go…..
And when you get to 80 years old your memory starts to go.”

Sir Clement Freud - June 2009


"When life hands you lemons,
ask for tequila and salt."

Unkown - May 2009


The truth will set you free
But first it will really piss you off

Werner Ehrhart - April 2009


For things you cannot bear
treat them as teachers

Liao Yiwu - March 2009


Friends are not made
By the times spent together
But more by the love
In the space in between

Bob Young - February 2009


Never take life seriously -
nobody gets out of it alive anyway

Bob Young - January 2009


We are not judged
By the years that we live
But the good that we do
And the love that we give

Bob Young 4th January 2009