This is a hand full of quotes, poems and sayings i've picked up over the years...most of them more recently though.

"The two hardest thing to handle in like are failure and success."

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits"
-Albert Einstein

"A sobering though: what if, at this moment, I am living up to my full potential?"
-Jane Wagner

"The greatest way to live with honour in this world is to be what we pretend to be."

"Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it."
-Katherine While Horn

"It's not enough to be good if you have the ability to be better."
-Alberta Lee Cox (grade 8)

"Hide not your Talents; they for Use were made. What's a Sundial in the Shade?"
-Benjamin Franklin

"If I had to live my life over again, I'd dare to make more mistakes next time."
-Nadine Stair

"Never grow a wish bone where your back bone ought to be."
-Clemintine Paddleford

"Those who have imagination without learning have wings but no feet"

"Genius without Education is like Sliver in the Mine."
-Benjamin Franklin

"It is no sin to attempt and fail. The only sin is not to make the attempt."
-Suellen Fried

"Before you ask 'Am I doing things right,' ask 'Am I doing the right things?'"
-Steven R. Covey

"It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live."
-Ethel Percy Andrus

"You never saw a fish on the wall with its mouth shut."
-Sally Berger

"Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do on a rainy afternoon."

Ah loneliness
How would I
Know who I
Am without you?

A friend is someone we turn to
When our spirits need a lift,
A friend is someone we treasure
For our friendship is a gift,
A friend is someone who fills our lives
With beauty, joy and grace
And make the world we live in
A better and happier place.

"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."
-Walter Winchell

"Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it."
-Albert Einstien

"Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, agression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love."
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed."
-Micheal Pritchard

"Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real, and you're just a reflection of him?"
-Bill Waterson (Calvin and Hobbes)

"Reality's the only obstacle to happiness"

"If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn."
-Andrew Mason

"Get the facts first. You can distort them later."
-Mark Twain

"Find what you love. Love what you find..."

"The essential sadness is to go through life without loving. But it would be almost equally sad to leave the world without ever telling those you loved that you love them."

"If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now."
-Marie Osmond

"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there."
-Will Rogers

"For the truth is that I already know as much about my fate as I need to know. The day will come when I will die. So the only matter of consequence before me is what I will do with my allotted time. I can remain on shore, paralyzed with fear, or I can raise my sails and dip and soar in the breeze."
-Richard Bode