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It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his ...
by Sam Levenson

It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said,
'Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand,
you'll find one at the end of your arm.'
- Sam Levenson

Related topics: Birthday

Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.
- Sam Levenson

Any kid who has two parents who are interested in him
and has a houseful of books isn't poor.
- Sam Levenson

You must learn from the mistakes of others.
You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.
- Sam Levenson

 

One of the virtues of being very young is that you
don't let the facts get in the way of your imagination.
- Sam Levenson

If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage,
just listen to her talking to her little brother.
- Sam Levenson

Just try to be happy.
Unhappiness starts with wanting to be happier.
- Sam Levenson

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You must pay for your sins.
If you have already paid, please ignore this notice.
- Sam Levenson

If you die in an elevator, be sure to push the Up button.
- Sam Levenson

Happiness is a by-product.
You cannot pursue it by itself.
- Sam Levenson

I'm going to stop putting things off,
starting tomorrow!
- Sam Levenson

Love at first sight is easy to understand;
it's when two people have been looking at each other
for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.
- Sam Levenson

Lead us not into temptation.
Just tell us where it is; we'll find it.
- Sam Levenson

When I was a boy I used to do what my father wanted.
Now I have to do what my boy wants.
My problem is: When am I going to do what I want?
- Sam Levenson

The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along
so well is that they have a common enemy.
- Sam Levenson

Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds,
there is a woman giving birth to a child.
She must be found and stopped.
- Sam Levenson

I admit that: my wife is outspoken, but by whom?
- Sam Levenson

The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate,
is called a grandparent.
- Sam Levenson

We should not permit prayer to be taken out of the schools;
that's the only way most of us got through.
- Sam Levenson

Any beast can cry over the misfortunes of its own child.
It takes a mensch to weep for others' children.
- Sam Levenson

It's a good thing that when God created the rainbow
he didn't consult a decorator or he would still be picking colors.
- Sam Levenson

Don't watch the clock; do what it does.
Keep going.
- Sam Levenson

It's so simple to be wise.
Just think of something stupid to say and say the opposite.
- Sam Levenson

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

Today is your day to Spread Wing and Soar.
Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not how they are in themselves.
- Carl Jung

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

It is easier to put on slippers
than to carpet the entire world
- Al Franken

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

"Pride" is such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls.
- Simon and Garfunkel

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

There is no security on this Earth,
there is only opportunity.
- Douglas MacArthur

Courage is the ladder on which all other virtues mount.
- Clare Boothe Luce

May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To love what you do and feel that it matters,
how on earth could anything be more fun.
- Katherine Graham

One who is too insistent on his own views,
finds few to agree with him.
- Lao Tzu

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We cling to our own point of view,
as though everything depended on it.
Yet our opinions have no permanence;
like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Zhuangzi

Each one of us has our own perspective
on everything we see in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The glue that holds all relationships together -
including the relationship between; the leader and the led
is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
- Brian Tracy

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Whatever you want in life, start today.
Not tomorrow - today.
Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning.
Your happiness depends on starting today - every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which
doth mock the meat it feeds on.
- William Shakespeare

Chaos is inherent in all compounded things.
Strive on with diligence.
- The Buddha

Talk not of the river or lake
To those who have looked on the sea.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox


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