Category Archives: Notable Quotables

Imagine Your Potential!

“I’m not going to limit myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do something else.” — Dolly Parton (1946 – ) American singer-songwriter

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Achieve!

  “Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.” — Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519) Italian High Renaissance painter, scientist, sculptor, and architect (His full name is Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci.)

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Hope

      “Hope is the golden thread that should be woven into every experience of life.” — Unknown

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Progress

  “Be like the turtle. If he didn’t stick his neck out, he wouldn’t get anywhere at all.” — Harvey Mackay (1932 – ) American businessman and author

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Ignorance and Confidence

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.”  (also quoted as): “To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence.” — Mark Twain (pen name for Samuel Langhorne Clemens) (1835-1910) 19th … Continue reading

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Ethics and Virtue

  “Confidence in another person’s virtue is no light evidence of your own.” — Michael Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592) French philosopher, essayist

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Fuhgeddaboudit!

Sometimes I get the urge to post something that will cause some folks to say, “Well, yeah! Of course!” And it will cause other folks to say, “No way! Fuhgeddaboudit!”  (Best to pronounce that with a New York or North … Continue reading

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Preparation

  “Don’t tell me how rocky the sea is; just bring in the ship.” — Vince Lombardi (1913 – 1970) American football coach

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Attitude Builds Ability!

“Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” — Lou Holtz  (1937-  ) American football coach

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Disappointment versus Hope

  “We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 – 19680 American Baptist minister & civil rights activist

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Celebrate National Whipped Cream Day!

Serve it on a fave food, whip it into any sauce you like, or simply go ahead and indulge straight out of a can. No one is judging. “She has a laugh so hearty it knocks the whipped cream off … Continue reading

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Love!

“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.” — Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874 – 1936); English writer & philosopher

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Celebrations!

  Here’s to hoping that you welcomed in the new year with hope in your heart and friends and/or family in your face! Yeah, Baby!         Thanks to everyone who celebrated at the Green River Tavern!   … Continue reading

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National Champagne Day

Once upon a time it was decreed that to be called “champagne” a sparkling white wine had to come from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France. Everything else was simply sparkling wine. Really? Well, that was before the … Continue reading

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Encourage Hope to Blossom

  “Whatever enlarges hope will also exalt courage.” — Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784) English writer May 2023 be all that you hope and need it to be. (Photo by Gabriel Lamza)

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National Pledge of Allegiance Day

On January 14, 1969, comedian Red Skelton shifted gears on his popular TV show. He recited the Pledge of Allegiance and added the meaning of words and phrases as he did so. His presentation warmed the hearts of millions of … Continue reading

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Resolution Time

More plotting, planning, and well-intentioned promises are made at the end of December than during any other time of the year. And the number one New Year’s Resolution comes as no surprise. Diet. Yup. We vow to lose weight, get … Continue reading

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Blessings to All

“Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings.”  –  Publilius Syrus (85-43 BC) Latin writer   (Photo by Sabine van Erp) May your life and home be filled with many such blessings this holiday season and throughout the … Continue reading

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Bill of Rights Day

This day celebrates the ratification of the first 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The Bill of Rights was introduced by James Madison, who later became the 4th President of the United States. In recognizing this day, in 2021 President … Continue reading

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Trust Yourself

Dare to be you, because you are “enough.” Easy to say, but it is not always easy to do. Trusting in ourselves can be quite a challenge. A dear girlfriend, Janice Gilbert, gave me a bracelet of hers… a bracelet … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

  “May we never forget our fallen comrades. Freedom isn’t free.” — Sgt. Major Bill Paxton U.S. Marine Corps, retired   On this day we honor all who lost their lives on December 7, 1941, in the bombing of Pearl … Continue reading

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Happiness Cannot Be Bought

  “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” — Dalai Lama   To me, these are great words at any time of year. Their meaning grows at this time of year, however, because money will not … Continue reading

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Enjoy!

Life does not always seem fair… not even close. And yet, who are we to judge what is fair? One minute we can feel as high as a kite, and the next we can get dashed deep into the ground. … Continue reading

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So Smart!

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” — Alvin Toffler (1928 – 2016) American writer, futurist, and businessman (Image by Brett Jordan)

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Cheery-Oh!

  “The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” — Mark Twain; pen name for Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) American writer, humorist, and entrepreneur  

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Encourage Someone Today

    “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” — Oprah Winfrey (1954 –  ) American talk show host, television producer, author, and philanthropist   When my book entitled, “Encouragement: How to Be and Find … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

One of the most influential voices in the 19th Century was born in Newport, New Hampshire in 1788. Sarah Josepha Hale was born to parents who believed in education for both boys and girls, so she was encouraged to study … Continue reading

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Be Positive

    “Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” — Elbert Hubbard (1856 – 1915) American writer, publisher, and philosopher   (Photo by Joshua Earle)

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The Big Island

Being greeted by a rainbow as we cruised into the harbor, we knew we were in for a great day. And a wonderful new adventure! The Big Island is home to Kilauea, the world’s most active volcano. Simply having to … Continue reading

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Sunrise on Haleakala

Haleakala is a rare and sacred place with an abundance of stories from both ancient and modern Hawaiian times. The seemingly barren volcanic landscape delivers a stark contrast to the sub-tropical rain forest just below the massive crater, which measures … Continue reading

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Election Day

  “It’s time for greatness — not for greed. It’s a time for idealism — not ideology. It is a time not just for compassionate words, but compassionate action.” — Marian Wright Edelman (1939 –  ) Founder, Children’s Defense Fund … Continue reading

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Good Habits Take Practice

“Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.” — Aristotle (384 – 322 BC) Greek philosopher

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Happiness

“If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us at least live so as to deserve it.” — Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862) American naturalist, poet, and philosopher As written in his Journal on January 21, 1838

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Just ONE Week to Go!!!

Destiny of Determination: Faith and Family gets released in digital and paperback formats in just one week! This is a very personal story for me, as it continues telling the Armenian side of my family’s story. No worries if you … Continue reading

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Sing Your Song!

“I feel like a tiny bird with a big song.” — Helen Keller (1880 – 1968) American author & disability rights activist   Whatever your song may be, and however your voice may sound, sing it loud. Let your life … Continue reading

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Our Good Earth

“If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracles of technology.  We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after … Continue reading

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Fall Cleaning

Spring Cleaning is a standard for many of us. I also do Fall Cleaning. In all the packing and unpacking from season changes and travel adventures, I find I have… yet again… too much collected “stuff.” Fall Cleaning comes with … Continue reading

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Resist!

  “A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.” — Tacitus (Publius Cornelius Tacitus) (58 – 120 AD) Roman historian and politician

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National Inner Beauty Day

On this day we pause to recognize what makes someone truly beautiful. It has nothing to do with looks. No make-up will help. It comes with no jealousy, bragging, or conceit. Inner beauty cannot be faked. Inner beauty reflects our … Continue reading

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Action vs. Inaction

“There are risks and costs to a program of action, but they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.” — John F. Kennedy (1917 – 1963) 35th President of the United States (Photo by Tim … Continue reading

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