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Archives - January 2018

January 1, 2018

New Year's Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.

– Sarah Ban Breathnach

January 2, 2018

The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.

– William Saroyan

January 3, 2018

I do not participate in any sport with ambulances at the bottom of the hill.

– Erma Bombeck

January 4, 2018

A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder.

– Susan Orlean

January 5, 2018

It is with narrow-souled people as with narrow-necked bottles: the less they have in them, the more noise they make in pouring it out.

– Alexander Pope

January 6, 2018

You can't go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand new ending.

– James R. Sherman

January 7, 2018

Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?

– A.A. Milne

January 8, 2018

Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now.

– Jonatan Mårtensson

January 9, 2018

The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it.

– Wendell Berry

January 10, 2018

One only needs two tools in life: WD-40 to make things go, and duct tape to make them stop.

– G.M. Weilacher

January 11, 2018

Books are a refuge, a sort of cloistral refuge, from the vulgarities of the actual world.

– Walter Pater

January 12, 2018

There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go.

– Tennessee Williams

January 13, 2018

If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

January 14, 2018

There is no hope unmingled with fear, and no fear unmingled with hope.

– Baruch Spinoza

January 15, 2018

The time is always right to do what is right.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 16, 2018

Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea.  It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.

– Nolan Bushnell

January 17, 2018

Don't try to be young. Just open your mind. Stay interested in stuff. There are so many things I won't live long enough to find out about, but I'm still curious about them. You know people who are already saying, 'I'm going to be 30 --- oh, what am I going to do?' Well, use that decade! Use them all!

– Betty White

January 18, 2018

All of us, from time to time, need a plunge into freedom and novelty, after which routine and discipline will seem delightful by contrast.

– André Maurois

January 19, 2018

A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.

– William Arthur Ward

January 20, 2018

The biggest ingredient in a best friend is someone whose actions you respect and who you can truly be yourself around.

– Renee Olstead

January 21, 2018

The love of a dog is a pure thing. He gives you a trust which is total. You must not betray it.

– Michel Houellebecq

January 22, 2018

We don't even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome

– Isabel Allende

January 23, 2018

You can't lead anyone else further than you have gone yourself.

– Gene Mauch

January 24, 2018

Do not listen to those who weep and complain, for their disease is contagious.

– Og Mandino

January 25, 2018

It’s far easier to forgive an enemy after you’ve got even with him.

– Olin Miller

January 26, 2018

I owe my solitude to other people.

– Alan Watts

January 27, 2018

Change happens by listening and then starting a dialogue with the people who are doing something you don't believe is right.

– Jane Goodall

January 28, 2018

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the high road to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.

– Margaret Thatcher

January 29, 2018

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

– Audrey Hepburn

January 30, 2018

The ego is nothing other than the focus of conscious attention.

– Alan Watts

January 31, 2018

I try to see the good in everybody, and I don't care who people are as long as they're themselves, whatever that is.

– Dolly Parton