short stuff

Is there no time to lose?

If it can’t be measured it, does it exist?

Is cheap not always the most expensive?

Is there no meaning in life unless we create it?

Why do we feel separate when we aren’t?

Why should the fear of striking out keep us from playing?

Why ask “What is the worst thing that can happen?”

Does being defensive bring into question one’s self confidence?

Is execution more than half?

Does happiness have to be earned?

Does being ready for the “long term” show character?

“There’s nothing more stubborn than facts.” anon

Is one of the keys to failure trying to please everyone?

Is fulfillment found in relationships and not in accomplishments?

Motivation is found in the doing.

Can a good actor go anywhere by not being themselves?

What is the best thing I can do under these circumstances?

Why postpone becoming what we might have been?

Find something to enjoy. Then develop it.

What happens when one becomes thankful for problems?

Is it that being rich has little to do with money?

Is calculated risk the ticket?

Must we learn how to respond to criticism, defeat, and success?

Should we learn how to explain value?

Do talent and passion create the best intersections?

Be ready for obstacles.

Is failure a helping hand?

Are we products of nature and choice?

“The harder I work, the luckier I get.” — Gary Player

“Few of us can do great things, but all of us can do small things with great love.” — Mother Teresa

“Nothing is really work unless you wish you were doing something else.” — George Halis

No decision is a no-decision.

There’s nothing like nothing.

There’s nothing like an unobstructed view.

Is experiencing what I am a pause in my existence?

“History screams and nobody listens.” — Penny Kister

Are we born to fail and learn?

Does belief turn us into fossils? Is a certainty a type of prison?

Are humans creative enough to rationalize anything?

Is lying the cheapest way of bringing interest to life? Is lying to oneself the basic game.

Can one indulge in boredom?

“Did you ever notice that anyone driving slower
than you is an idiot and anyone driving faster
than you is a maniac?” — George Carlin

“There is a difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.” — Richard Feynman

“To live with doubt and uncertainty is better than living with a certainty that might be wrong.” — Richard Feynman

Ultimately, is each individual responsible for themselves?

If you enjoy the game you are playing, it takes the sting out of losing. It hurts but not as long.

Is there nothing so evil as an evil with a cause? — anon

Life is chemistry. We are chemical factories with personalities.

Am I not what I think I am? Am I a fabrication, an illusion?

A little knowledge is really important. Is too much knowledge a vice?

Things are the way they are, regardless of what I think.

Do unto yourself as you would have others do unto you.

The earth owes us nothing. We owe it everything.

Half of the world goes to bed hungry. People who know say we have the means and know-how to end this suffering in ten years. What’s the matter with us? Are we hypnotized? Or are we being lied to?

Smart folks say the strength to cope is inside of us, and if we can relax daily it can find us.

“The human heart can see what is hidden to the eyes, and the heart knows things the mind does not begin to understand.”
— “They Might Be Giants”

Is it that we learn after we know everything?

Friendship will require some work.

Realize you will not hit the ball every time. So take your turn at bat and swing away.

The world isn’t fair. — anon

No one tests the depth of a river with both feet.
— African proverb

Go ahead, make a few of my seconds!

All of us are unique. Aren’t we most powerful when using our uniqueness?

What is a good long-term strategy? Respect all humanity. Even those who disagree with you.

Respect the law of averages, but don’t follow it blindly.

Take notice of a cause which possesses you. Make sure the tail isn’t wagging the dog.

Understand we have choices instead of waiting for someone to choose us.

Develop the ability to understand why another person’s viewpoint is not like our own. Then we have a chance to deal with the situation successfully.

Know the difference between loneliness and solitude.
The attraction of money is spellbinding. Remember it’s time we are spending, and we are exchanging it for money.

The primary educators of children are parents, relatives and friends, not professional teachers.

It’s not reruns or coming attractions. It’s prime time and don’t forget it.

Is it possible to plant and harvest the subconscious mind?

Is it that the most valuable things in life cannot be purchased?

“Everything should be made as simple as possible but not simpler.” — Albert Einstein

Does creativity need food?

To get along, does everyone have to do things they had rather not do?

The sages tell us when we learn to love ourselves we can truly love others.

Is it that you want someone else to save you? If so, how are the odds? Not very good because if you wait a lifetime to find out, you could have saved yourself. So, get busy. Forget about shoulda coulda woulda.

We live in a world of tides. Is it that laws are secondary.

It has been said history is the process of labeling new ideas as heresy and only later embracing them as truth.

Must we learn failure is as natural as breathing and is an unavoidable part living and a big part of education.

Learning how to show and give appreciation is a major part of the path to friendship and happiness. Some other paths are writing a poem, singing a song, checking out sunsets, etc.

Mental rehearsal aids selling, sports, public speaking, and almost anything.

Should we be patient with our imperfections because they make us who we are?

What main idea or gospel was used by the smartest folks during the middle ages and continues on today? The greater your skills, the freer you become and the more choices you have.

“Freedom is having nothing left to lose.” “Your freedom stops where my nose begins.” Is freedom always relative? We cannot do everything we might want to do.

Is a closed mind like a stagnant pond and self-limiting which is OK if it’s by choice and not created by fear or indoctrination?

Is it that impromptu vacations tend to be more enjoyable because not as much fun is expected?

There’s nothing like a game plan when we are serious.

Fear is a mental creation. It’s not naturally found lurking around unless one has been programmed to fear. It is said if one can control fear, one is not predictable.

The most famous bank robber of all time, Willie Sutton, died Nov. 2, 1980 at the age of 79. He was called “the Actor” because of his ingenious disguises. He robbed banks for 35 years and broke out of three prisons before completing his final incarceration in 1969, and once said “I was more alive when I was inside a bank, robbing it, than at any other time of my life.”

It has been said it’s the little things which cause us to lose. (So, pay attention.)

Difficult times are part of life. Shrug off the difficult moments and do what needs to be done, and you’ll feel better.

Sometimes, something we have to have is extremely hard to get. So, should we figure out a way we can live without it, and when that happens, it may unexpectedly fall into our lap. And later we may wonder what we saw in it in the first place.

There is a difference between the adrenaline of gambling and the anticipation and uncertainty of a calculated risk.
One is addictive and the other is educational.

Insecurity manufactures pressure.

Wait and see or act and watch.

Have you got the Big Question covered? The Big Question is what happens to a person when he or she dies? Are heaven and hell inventions, or are they actual places already in existence?

When did you first wonder who “they” are?

“Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when it’s the only one we have.” — anon

Indulgence in having to be right is self-limiting. Opinions are opinions. Parts “is” parts.

Is it that the whole truth cannot be told; it has to be experienced.

“If it’s doubtful it’s dirty.” A comment from mothers and wives around the world concerning the state of shirt collars.

You are not expected to linger in games where you don’t get a fair shake. If you do you are the patsy. They say if you can’t spot the patsy, you’re it.

“You can’t cheat an honest man.” Don’t we wish that were true?

There are no free lunches; someone had to pay for it.

Is it rarely we do something for nothing?

Racial prejudice shows the bigot feels inferior.

When a person gives the impression he or she can do no wrong, they are probably lying about other things too.

“When you think about it, the present is terrifying because it is irrevocable.” — Late night TV

“Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.” — anon

Transition is the way of life; stagnation is the way of death.

High quality listening is key to being heard.

We can either make our time or wait for it to come.

Everything is quintessentially what it is.

One cannot guarantee the unknown.

Waiting to be discovered can lead to obscurity.

Learn by understanding as you go.

Circles move in two directions: good and bad.

If one has to be happy all the time, it’s unrealistic and sad.

“A lovely lady is like a fine wine, age makes it all the better.” — a Disney movie

When you’ve already been rewarded, everything else is gravy.

“Originality is the art of concealing your source.”
— Franklin P. Jones

What is Procrastination?
• A way to tempt others to step in and help.
• A way to get control of others by delaying
what they want you to do.
• A fear of the responsibilities of being
A fear of failure by thinking
one has to be perfect. — Bottom Line

Let bygones be bygones.

Barzini’s Law
Nations, organizations, or individuals are never as powerful, intelligent, far-seeing, efficient, and dangerous as they seem to their enemies.

Locks keep out only honest thieves. — anon

“Different” doesn’t mean bad or good.

Exaggeration can discredit a person. It’s OK to do it, but know what you are doing.

The unknown and the unknowable: what would we do without them?

A hill is not a drudgery
if we can choose the pace to climb it.

Meditation is a special form of relaxation.

Seeing is believing and that’s about all it is because our vision can be fooled as we should know.

Famous last words: Don’t worry, he’ll grow out of that.”

We choose when we let something happen.
— Violets Are Blue

Self-publishing a book is like having a baby, but you buy stamps instead of cigars.

Control is in the mind of the beholder.

Argument is a game and rarely has anything to do with truth.

A commitment to something that can make a difference is hard work.

Greed sets one up to be swindled.

Develop in analog and run in digital.

It has been said that most people are so occupied with themselves, they are not concerned with you.

Is it best to know the definitions but to live by our own?

If you can follow instructions, can you do just about anything?

“Speech sows, silence reaps.” — Persian proverb

Make peace with an adversary.

Befriend someone.



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