Be Enthused


Birthday Celebrations! 

Do you wish everyday could be a birthday celebration? Me too!

GOOD NEWS! You can celebrate each day and each moment!  

BE ENTHUSED in ALL of your precious moments!


Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.

~ Conrad Hilton


The qualities of a great man are vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation, and profundity of character.

~ Dwight David Eisenhower


If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.

~ Albert Einstein

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.

~ Earl Nightingale


If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude. ~ Colin Powell


Reading is a means of thinking with another person’s mind; it forces you to stretch your own.

~ Charles Scribner, Jr.


Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future.

~ Fulton Oursler


Assumptions are the termites of relationships.

~ Henry Winkler


The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Just remember — when you think all is lost, the future remains. ~ Bob Goddard


An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

~ Mahatma Gandhi


God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world ~ C.S. Lewis


The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives

~ William James


Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

~ Albert Einstein

The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.

~ Charles DuBois

The will to win means nothing if you haven’t the will to prepare.

~ Juma Ikangaa


God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

~ Reinhold Niebuhr


Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

~ Albert Einstein


If you’re not using your smile, you’re like a man with a million dollars in the bank and no checkbook.

~ Les Giblin


The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.

~ Napoleon Hill

The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.

~ Thomas Szasz


Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new.

~ Og Mandino

When you find yourself stressed, ask yourself one question: Will this matter in 5 years from now? If yes, then do something about the situation. If no, then let it go.

~ Catherine Pulsifer


Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.

~ Samuel Johnson


Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

~ Maria Robinson


The future has many names: For the weak, it means the unattainable. For the fearful, it means the unknown. For the courageous, it means opportunity. ~ Victor Hugo


Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.

~ Walt Whitman


The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake – you can’t learn anything from being perfect . ~ Adam Osborne


Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper.

~ Robert Frost


There is no chance, no destiny, no fate, that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul. ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one’s better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act. ~ Maxwell Maltz


Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.

~ David Starr Jordan


Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more.

~ Louis L’Amour


It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve; and bad things are very easy to get.

~ Rene Descartes

Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third

~ Marge Piercy


God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest. ~ J. G. Holland


‘Tis the set of the sail that decides the goal, and not the storm of life ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. ~ Unknown

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.

~ Henry David Thoreau


He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.~ Albert Einstein


He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger. ~ Confucius


It’s important to know that words don’t move mountains. Work, exacting work moves mountains.

~ Danilo Dolci


Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.

~ Corrie Ten Boom


Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.

~ Albert Einstein

January 13, 2014

All quiet along the Potomac to-night,

 No sound save the rush of the river,

 While soft falls the dew on the face of the dead,

 The picket’s off duty forever.

— Ethel Lynn Beers, 1861, “The Picket Guard”


I would venture to guess that Anon, who wrote so many poems without signing them, was often a woman. – Virginia Woolf


Alexandra Stoddard…While we were at Bank Square Books I discovered a Quotable cards quote of mine:









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