'Quotes of the Week' from our 2010-2011 Rotary year.

"We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls."
~Robert J. McCracken

"Never stop because you are afraid - you are never so likely to be wrong."
~Fridtjof Nansen, Norwegian explorer & Nobel Peace Prize winner

"I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy."
~Marie Curie, French physicist and chemist, two time Nobel Prize winner

"He who asks is a fool for 5 minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever."
~Chinese proverb

"The starting point for a better world is the belief that it is possible."
~Norman Cousins, American political journalist, author, professor, and world peace advocate

"The starting point for a better world is the belief that it is possible."
~Norman Cousins, 
American political journalist, author, professor, and world peace advocate

"Old age is fifteen years older than I am."
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

"I want to walk into a room, be it a hospital for the dying or a hospital for sick children, and feel that I am needed.  I want to do, not just to be."
~Princess Diana

"I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security.  Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad.  Otherwise what is there to defend?."
~Robert Redford

"History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed.  They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats."
~B.C. Forbes, Scottish financial journalist and founder of Forbes magazine

"American will never be destroyed from the outside.  If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
~Abraham Lincoln

"He who hesitates is lost."

Weather forecast for tonight: dark. Continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning. "
~George Carlin, Stand-up Comedian

"Approach the game with no preset agendas and you'll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts."
~Phil Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers Coach

"Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together."
~Jesse Jackson

"I like these cold, gray winter days. Days like these let you savor a bad mood."
~Bill Watterson, American Author of 'Calvin & Hobbes' comic strip

"Perhaps dreaming is not so bad if one dreams good dreams and makes them come true."
~Paul Harris

"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."
~Maya Angelou

"I do not intend for 'honor, courage, and commitment' to be just words; I expect them to frame the way that we live and act."
~Charles C. Krulak, 31st Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps

"A good example is the best sermon."
~Benjamin Franklin, American statesman, scientist and writer

"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."
~Carl Jung, Swiss psychiatrist

"My talent is that I just try and try and try and try again and little by little it comes to something."
~Francis Ford Coppola, American film director, writer, and entrepreneur

"Act swiftly and vigorously without "buts" and "ifs"..."
~Napoleon Bonaparte, French general and emperor

"A misty morning does not signify a cloudy day."
~Ancient Proverb

"Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing."
~Carl Bonitz, Corporate Challenge Winner, and Vince Lombardi, Arguably the "greatest football coach of all time"

"The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found those dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore."
~Vincent Van Gogh, Dutch Painter

"Be real. Try to do what you say, say what you mean, and be what you seem."
~Marian Wright Edelman, American activist & founder of the Children's Defense Fund

"I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something I can do."
~Everett Edward Hale, American author

"It's how you cope with the imperfect matches that make you great."
~Kim Clijsters, Belgian professional tennis player & 2-time U.S. Open champion

"I am not afraid of the word tension."
~Martin Luther King, Jr., American civil rights leader

"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you."
~Dale Carnegie

"It isn't easy to be frank with yourself. But, if you wish to find your particular success in life, it is the most rewarding reaction of them all."
~Brownie Wise

"Roll with the punches. Tomorrow is another day."
~Dicky Fox

"For myself I am an optimist- it does not seem to be much use being anything else."
~Sir Winston Churchill

"When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years."
~Mark Twain

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."
~Walt Disney

"Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right."
~Henry Ford