THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 09-03-09)

I decided to get this posted early before having to run off to attend the Skinnydipping Playoff at the Santa Monica Pier this afternoon.  So enjoy the quotes and don’t worry about me.  It’s hot summer, so I won’t be freezing my tush off today!

Enjoy the quotes, especially the first one. by The Duke!

Patrick The Poet

THIS WEEK’S BAR QUOTES – (from 09-03-09)

Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.
–John Wayne

In all matters, before beginning, a diligent preparation should be made.
–Cicero

There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.
–John Adams

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
–Thomas Merton

Never measure the height of a mountain, until you have reached the top.
–Dag Hammerskjold

If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.
–Thomas J. Watson

There are many wonderful things that will never be done if you do not do them.
–Charles D. Gill

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
–Jack London

The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more things you will have to express gratitude for.
–Zig Ziglar

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
–Aristotle

Just as white light consists of colored rays, so reverence for life contains all the components of ethics: love, kindliness, sympathy, empathy, peacefulness and power to forgive.
–Albert Schweitzer

PANNING FOR GOLD
You ever panned for gold? You take your little pan, try to pick the best spot on the water (hopefully where no one else has visited), and you sift. Over and over, you work the sediment, swirling the water. No gold. You start over. No gold. Days, weeks later, you might have a flake or two, but nothing to financially support you. Most folks toss their pan and go home. Some last an hour. The more daring spend days. A small minority last longer. You never really know how many find little to nothing because they fade away, disgusted or embarassed they didn’t reap the rewards they’d hoped for. But you also never hear about the dreamers, the ones who are hell-bent on panning until they reach their goals – until they find the nuggets. Those who enjoy the process last until they find the gold. Those who don’t quit, find the gold. Those who find more time to pan, find more gold. Need I say more?
–Hope Clark

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