When I first starting building my website, one of the first things I did, was to create a storage place for all my graphics. Whenever I would go out surfing in the clip-art library, I would see graphcs I liked, and rather than bookmark them, I would bring them in and store them here. I'm glad I did that, because Homestead (host) has since done away with the clip-art library, and I would have lost all those images.
This page has never been open to the public until now (2007), and I certainly hope you find it interesting. I was dis-connected from my website and from the Internet for over 2 1/2 years because of hardship and heart failure, etc. After my return, I deleted many pages on my website, and all the images were placed in storage, for use at another time.
Articles; quips; ideas; stories; captioned graphics; teaching aid the do's and dont's; poems; sayings/quots;
Everyone is creative, and so are YOU! .Most of us have heard the term, "writer's block," which usually pertains to writers. I like to use the term, "creative block," because everyone is creative in their own way...some people are more creative than others.
In his book, Sam Walton (Wal-Mart), said that he never stole ideas from his competitor's, but that he would see what they were doing, and modify their ideas to his way of thinking. This website is about humor and ideas! And, people can come here and see the ideas I have used on my site, modify them for their own use, etc.
Recently, I received the following email from a woman named Caroline, who lives in Honolulu, Hawaii and she writes:
"Hi Jerry...I think your website is wonderfully funny! I am
a consultant and director of a non-profit. We are in the
Honolulu office, of the Small Business Development
Center (associated with the SBA), and are in the
formation stage of putting a newsletter together, for our
small business clients.
I would like to ask permission to use some of the material
on your website, to help keep our clients laughing (and
healthy)...with some of your quips; stories, or maybe
even visuals. May I gain your permission? Would you
like for me to put in a request.for each item, or how would
you like me to process that?
Looking forward to hearing positively from you. Thanks
loads, and I still have a smile on my face from last
Permission was given to Caroline. The "idea" for this page came because of the email from Caroline, and it allowed me to put this page to work, as it was just gathering dust, etc.
Anyone can use the material on my website, if they do the following:
Give proper credit and/or a link back to my site.
You can learn about captioning graphics; color and page balance; the use of white space; black and white pages; enlarging/reducing graphics; backgrounds, silliness, taking chances, etc...etc...etc.
Get Inspired...Get Motivated...Get Going!
These funny one-liners (quips), can be used in letters; articles and books, or for whatever you choose...and all are FREE!
For many months, I have collected the sayings/quots that you see on this page, and I have used them throughout my website and for my display show. The visitor can use them for free, and use them for their websites; projects; newsletters; or any other way they may choose. School kids can use the sayings/quots for their school projects, and I will add to the list as I get them..
"I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy." .
"They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel." Carl W. Buecher
"My business is not to remake myself, but to make the absolute best of what God made." Robert Browning
"Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anyone expects of you, and never excuse yourself." Henry Ward Beecher
"We design our lives through the power of choices."
"When you have to make a choice, and don't make it...that in itself is a choice."
"If you don't accept failure as a possibility, you don't set high goals...you don't take the risk." Rosyln Carter
"Many of life's failures, are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up" Thomas Edison
" Our greatest glory, is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Persistent people begin their success, where others end in failure."
"Failure is the opportunity to begin more intelligently."
"The trouble with our times is the future is not what it used to be."
"Good Humor is one of the best articles of dress in society."
"Failures are made by those who fail to dare...not by those who dare to fail." Lester Pearson
"How you spend your time is more important, than how you spend your money. Money mistakes can be corrected...but time is gone forever."
"The fine art of success requires persistence."
"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble."
"No matter what accomplishments you have...somebody helped you."
"The best way to cheer yourself up...is to try to cheer someone else up."
"You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
"If you feel inferior to someone, it's because of your beliefs."
"Straighten up your room, and then the world."
"It's so hard to detect good luck...it looks so much like something you've earned." Fred Clark
"Welcome every morning with a smile. Look at a new day as another special day from the Creator. Another golden opportunity to complete what you didn't finish yesterday." Og Mandino
"Laughter is a tranquillizer with no side-effects."
"There are only two ways to live your life...one is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
"There are always flowers for those who want to see them."
"Goals determine what you want to be."
"Act if what you makes a difference...it does!"
"If you don't learn to laugh at troubles, you won't hve anything to laugh at when you grow old." Ed Howe
"Take calculated risks. That's different from being rash."
George S. Patton
"There's no security on earth...only opportunity."
"Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out." James Bryant Conant
"Laughter is the best shock absorber of life."
"Humor can be dangerous to your illness."
"Treat your friends like you do your pictures...put them in the best light." Jennie Jerome Churchill
"Life is 10% what you make it, and 90% how you take it."
"A joy that isn't shared...dies young."
"Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." Will Rogers
"Perhaps, you will forget tomorrow the kind words you say today, but the receipient may cherish them over a lifetime."
"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late." Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Nothing of great value in life comes easily."
Norman Vincent Peale
"If you wait to do everything until you're right, you'll probably never do much of anything." Win Borlen
""It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quite we are towards to defects of others." Joseph Addison
"I had no shoes and complained, until I met a man who had no feet." Indian proverb
"If you don't like something...change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Maya Angelou
"If you have time to whine and complain about something...then you have time to do something about it." Anthony Ward
"Don't complain about what you don't have. Enjoy what you have."
H. Stanley Judd
"When I started counting my blessings...my life turned around."
"Every burden is a blessing."
"There's no disaster that can't become a blessing, and no blessing that can't become a disaster. Richard Bach
"Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many...and not on your past mis-fortunes of which all men have some." Charles Dickens
"I'm a great believer in luck...and I find that the harder I work, the more of it I have." Thomas Jefferson
"Positive thoughts, not only make you feel happier, but make you live longer." M. Soni
"Life has no limitations, except the ones you make." Les Brown
"All men who have achieved great things, have been great dreamers." Orisen Marden
"You will never find time for anything...you must make it."
"Looking back, I have this to regret...that too ofter when I've loved...I did not say so." David Grayson
"A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams."
"II have no regrets in my life. I think that everything happens to you for a reason. The hard times you go through builds character, making you a much stronger person." Rita Moreno
"I'd rather regret the things I have done, than the things I have not."
"If you don't know where you're going, how will you know when you get there?" Unknow
"For those who want to succeed, will find a way...and for those who don't...will find an excuse." Leo Aquila
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." Albert Einstein
"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echos are truly endless." Mother Teresa
"Winners take time to relish their work. Knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view so exhilariting."
"If you have a lemon...make lemonade."
"Live your life, so that whenever you lose, you are ahead."
"Bad habits are like a comfortable bed...easy to get into...but hard to get out of." Anonymous
"What seems to us as bitter trials, are often blessings in disguise."
"Never talk defeat. Use words like hope; belief; faith; victory."
Norman Vincent Peale
" Hope is the best part of our riches."
Christian Neuell Bovee
"What oxegon is to the lungs, such is hope is to the meaning of life."
"Hope never abandons you...you abandon it."
"Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible." William Sloan Coffin
"We cannot do great things on this Earth. We can only do little things with great love." Mother Theresa
"Hope is the thing with feathers...that perches on the soul."
"It's not the strongest of the species that survives nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsible to change."
"The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude." William James
"I cannot say whether things will get better if we change, but what I can say is that they must change if they are to get better."
"Often times the only change people like is when the change makes noise in their pocket." Unknown
"I don't ever look back...I look forward." Steffi Graf
"The only things worth learning are the things you learn after you know it all." Harry Truman
"Life's challanges are not supposed to paralize you...they're supposed to help you discover who you are."
Bernice Johnson Reagan
"To be successful, you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can't just accept the ones you like." Mike Gatka
"Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above it." Washington Irving
"The obsticles you face...mental barriers which can be broken by adopting a more positive approach." Clarence Blasier
"You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions." Maquib Mahfouz
"Having a positive mental attitude, is asking how something can be done, instead of saying it can't be done." Bo Bennett
"The only difference between a good and a bad day is your attitude."
"It takes but one positive thought, when given a chance to survive and thrive to over-power an entire army of negative thougts."
Robert. H. Schuller
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that."
Martin Luther King
"Out of clutter...find simplicity."
"If you tell the truth...you don't have to remember anything."
"Never look down at anybody, unless you're helping him up."
"What would your life be like if we had no courage to attempt anything." Vincent Van Gogh
"The time for action is now. It's never to late to do something."
"You don't get in life what you want. You get in life what you are.
"Life reflects your own life back to you."
"The essence of all beautiful art...all great art is gratitude."
"Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinetely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever." Isak Dinesen
"Do your best and people may like it."
"Although, no one can make a brand new start, anyone from now on, can make a brand new ending. Carl Bard
"Our greatest power is often simple patience."
E. Joseph Cossman
"Life is not accountable to us. We are accountable to life."
"A man who trims himself to suit everybody, will whittle himself away."
"He that is good for making excuses, is seldom good for anything else." Benjamin Franklin
"You don't choose the day you enter the world, and you don't choose the day when you leave. It's what you do in between that makes all the difference." Anita Septimus
"The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age." Lucille Ball
"It's not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanks giving." W.T. Purkiser
"When asked if my cup is half full or half empty...my only response is that I am thankful that I have a cup." Sam Lefkowitz
"If the only prayer you said your whole life was 'thank you,' that would suffice." Meister Eckhart
"A real friend is one who walks in, when the rest of the world walks out." Walter Winchell"You've got to work with what you've got to work with." Stevie Wonder
This is a family website
"The more I help others to succeed...the more I succeed."
"Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others." Danny Thomas
"You will discover that you have two hands. One to help yourself, and the other is for helping others." Audrey Hepburn
"Nobody has even measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold." Zelda Fitzgerald
"We have the ability to decide which thoughts to dwell on."
"Without discipline, there's no life at all." Katherin Hepburn
"Don't be afraid to give up the good, to go for the great."
"Love yourself first and everything falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world." Lucille Ball
"Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance."
"Creativity takes guts and creativity takes courage."
"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."
"One of the major reasons why people are not doing well, is because they keep trying to GET through the day. A more worthy challenge is to get FROM the day!" Jim Rohn
"Life is like a taxi. The meter keeps ticking whether you're getting somewhere or just standing still." Les Brown
"Life has no limitations, except the one's you make."
"Life is a game, and your mission, if you decide to accept it, is to play fully." Wendy Hern
"There may be troubled waters along the path my life shall take, but only I, as a man, may keep my bessel afloat, and guide myself straight." Robert Hensel
"Life can knock us down flat! It's our measure of resilience that determins whether or not we'll keep dreaming and reaching for our dreams." Sharon Cook & Craciela Sholander
"If you accept what has happened, and search for the positive, you will be able to move forward in life." Catherine Pulsifer
"So, keep putting one foot in front of the other, and taking your life day by day." Unknown
"There is nothing better than encouragement from a good friend."
Katherine Butler Hathaway
"Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on Earth."
"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves." James Barrie
"If you want to keep others happy...practice compassion. If you want to be happy...practice compassion." Dalai Lama
"When you are kind to others, it not only changes you, but it changes the world." Harold Kushner
"You give but little when you give your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give." Kahhi Givran
"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom."
"Imagination is the highest kite one can fly!"
"Write your troubles in dust, and your blessings in marble."
"Toleration is a gift of the mind."
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." Elenor roosevelt
"Obsticles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal." E. Joseph Cossman
*We make a living by what we get...but we make a life by what we give."
"The measure of life, afterall, is not its duration, but its donation."
"In matters of style...swim with the current...and stand like a rock."
"Some cause happiness wherever they go...others whenever they go."
"We human beings are proof, that God has a sense of humor."
"Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom."
"The difference between the possible and the impossible lies in a person's determination." Tommy Lasorda
"There is no chance; no fate that can hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul." Ella Wheeler Wilcox
"The happiest people are those that are too busy to notice whether they are not." William Feather
"Our aspirations are our possibilities." Samuel Johnson
"The hardest years in life are between 10 and 70." Helen Hayes
at age 83.
"Anybody can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making the complicated simple." Charles Mingus
"Blaming others is excusing yourself." Robin Sharma
"Instead of being the person to whom things happen, become a person who make things happen." Tony Clark
"It's not enough to have a great mind...but the main thing is to use it well." Rene Decartes
"The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man...is when he's a baby." Natalie Wood
"We can throw stones; complain about them; stumble on them; climb over them...or BUILD with them." William Ward
"Do not listen to those who weep and complain...for their desease is contagious!" Og Mandino
"When you consistently maintain a positive frame of mind, you'll become known as a problem-solver rather than a complainer."
" The only real mistake is the one in which we learn nothing."
"Losers make promises they often break...and winners make commitments they always keep." Denis Whately
"Desire is the key to motivation, but it's determination and commitment to an unrelenting prusuit of your goal...a commitment to excellence...that will enable you to obtain the success you seek."
"Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible to your approach." Anthony Robbins
"Do not look for excuses to lose...look for excuses to win"
Chi Chi Rodriquez
"People with integrity do what they say they're going to do. Others have excuses." Dr Laura Schlessenger