Saturday, October 24, 2009

The First Step Is the Hardest

If you can get up the courage to begin,
you have the courage to succeed.

Begin where you are, work where you are.
The hour which you are now wasting,
dreaming of some far off success,
may be crowded with grand possibilities.

The first essential of success is that you begin.
Once you have started,
all that is within and without you will come to your assistance.

Do not wait.
The time will never be "just right."
Start where you stand,
and work with whatever tools you have at your command.
Better tools will be found as you go along.

Eighty percent of success is showing up.

Refusing To Accept Failure

Sir Edmund Hillary was the first man to climb Mount Everest. On May 29, 1953 he scaled the highest mountain then known to man-29,000 feet straight up. He was knighted for his efforts. He even made American Express card commercials because of it! However, until we read his book, High Adventure, we don't understand that Hillary had to grow into this success. You see, in 1952 he attempted to climb Mount Everest, but failed. A few weeks later a group in England asked him to address its members. Hillary walked on stage to a thunderous applause. The audience was recognizing an attempt at greatness, but Edmund Hillary saw himself as a failure. He moved away from the microphone and walked to the edge of the platform. He made a fist and pointed at a picture of the mountain. He said in a loud voice, "Mount Everest, you beat me the first time, but I'll beat you the next time because you've grown all you are going to grow... but I'm still growing!"

Mechanic and doctor story

A mechanic was removing a cylinder head
from the motor of a Harley, when he spotted a
world-famous heart surgeon in his shop. The heart
surgeon was waiting for the service manager to come
take a look at his bike. The mechanic shouted across
the garage, 'Hey Doc can I ask you a question?'    

The famous surgeon, a bit surprised, walked
over to the mechanic working on the motorcycle. The
mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag
and asked, 'So Doc, look at this engine. I also can
open hearts, take valves out, fix'em, put in new
parts and when I finish this will work just like a
new one. So how come I get a pittance and you get
the real big money, when you and I are doing
basically the same work?'

  The surgeon paused, smiled and leaned over, and
whispered to the mechanic..... 'Try doing it with
the engine running'

Cool Cell Phone Forwads

Messages are given to
Those who are apart
But what shall I give
When you are in my heart.
Handsome, Sweet, Intelligent, spontaneous, good looking, nice friends, charming, funny, well... enough about me! how about you?
If u need a friend and there r hundred steps between us, u can take the 1st step to get near me & i'll take 99 step to be with you
Money: can buy a house, but not a home. can buy a clock, but not time. can buy sex, but not love. So pass me all ur $ n let me suffer 4 u
If you need advice, text me... If you need a friend, call me... If you need me, come to me... If you need money... ...........the subscriber cannot be reached pls dont call again.
U've got sex appeal ... u've got intelligence ... u've got class ... u got da face, u got da body ... I got the wrong number ... sorry
I want u 2 know that our friendship means a lot 2 me. u cry, i cry. u laugh.. i laugh. u jump out of d window.. I look down & I laugh again.. haha
6 rules to be happy: free your heart from hatred; free your mind from worries; live simply; expect less; give more & always have me as ur friend
True friends are like Diamonds... they are real and rare. False friends are like leaves... they are scattered everywhere
Friendship isn't how u forget but how u forgive, not how u listen but how u understand, not what u see but how u feel, and not how u let go but how u hold on!!
Friendship is a priceless gift that cant be bought or sold, but to have an understandings friend is far more worth than gold ~!
Never abandon old friends. They are hard 2 replace. Friendships is like wine: it gets Better as it grows older. Just like us... I get better, u get older.
Friendship is like a tree... It is not measured on how tall it could be, but is on how deep the roots have grown....
We will now upgrade your brain, please wait....Searching....searching...still searching....sorry, no brain found
Without humor, life sux.
Without courage, life is hard.
Without love, life is hopeless.
Without friends like you, life is impossible.
A good friend is like a computer; me 'enter' ur life, 'save' u in my heart, 'format' ur problems, 'shift' u 2 opportunities & never 'delete' u from my memory!
In this world, where everything seems uncertain, only one thing is definite. You'll always be my friend, beyond words, beyond time & beyond distance!
I believe in angels, the kind that heaven sends. I'm surrounded by angels but I call them my best friends.
Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was choice, but falling in love with you was completely out of my control.
A memory lasts forever, and never does it die. True friends stay together and never say good bye.
A ring is round and has no end.... and that's how long I'll be your friend.
Friends are like stars. You can't always see them, But you know they are always there for you...
a- u r attractive
b- u r beautiful
c- u r caring
d- u r delicous
e- u r exciting
f- u r funny
g- u r gorgeous
h- u r heavenly
I- I m
J- Just
True love is like god, which everybody talks about and few have seen
It is not being in love that makes me happy... but is being in love with you that makes me happy
God is so wise that he never created friends with pricetags, Because..... if he did, I can't afford a precious friend like you!!!
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart
The value of life does not depend on the length of time on this earth but rather on the amount of love given and shared to the people we care about
Love is when you don't want to go to sleep, because reality is better than a dream
Love is like a cloud... love is like a dream... love is 1 word and everything in between... love is a fairytale come true... coz I found love when I found u.
It takes a minute to have a crush, an hour to like someone, and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone
Love is to think about someone else more times in a day than you think about yourself
Always draw a circle around the ones you love, never draw a heart because hearts can be broken, but circles are never ending
You need money to call someone honey
Love : Loss Of Valuable Energy

Last night I hugged my pillow and dreamt of you... I wish that someday I'd dream about my pillow and I'd be hugging you.
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happend.
Don't cry for someone who don't worth while; the one who is worth, wouldn't make one cries.
A memory lasts forever, and never does it die. True friends stay together and never say good bye.
Two snakes meet each other..
First snake:I hope I am not poisonous.
Second snake:Why?
First snake:Because I bit my lip!    
How do you keep an idiot in suspense ??? ............. ............ ...tell you later !!!
At this moment 5 million are having sex 2 million are in gun fights 91milliom at a party and one sad fucker is reading this sms
Hey, is your dad a terrorist? cos baby, you're the bomb!

Irish Proverbs

Irish Proverbs: Drinking A man takes a drink, the drink takes a drink, the drink takes the man.

It’s the first drop that destroys you, there’s no harm at all in the last.

If it’s drowning you’re after, don’t torment yourself with shallow water.

Irish Proverbs: Work & Idleness

It’s not a delay to stop and sharpen the scythe.

It’s a dirty bird that won’t keep its own nest clean.

Keep your shop and your shop will keep you.

A bad workman quarrels with his tools.

Unwillingness easily finds an excuse.

Lose an hour in the morning and you’ll be looking for it all day.

Laziness is a heavy burden.

Poverty waits at the gates of idleness.

Irish Proverbs: Youth & Old Age Praise the ripe field not the green corn.

Young people don’t know what old age is, and old people forget what youth was.

The schoolhouse bell sounds bitter in youth and sweet in old age.

The older the fiddle the sweeter the tune.

As the old cock crows, the young cock learns.

The old dog for the hard road and leave the pup on the path.

Irish Proverbs: Romance & Marriage It's easy to halve the potato where there's love.

If you want praise, die. If you want blame, marry.

Beauty won't make the kettle boil.

Honey is sweet, but don’t lick it off a briar.

Don’t show your skin to a person who won’t cover it.

A man cannot grow rich without his wife's leave.

Irish Proverbs: Character & Honour Better good manners than good looks.

It is more difficult to maintain honour than to become prosperous.

Promise is in honour’s debt.

Forgetting a debt doesn’t mean it’s paid.

A man may live after losing his life but not after losing his honour.

Better to be a man of character than a man of means.

Better the trouble that follows death than the trouble that follows shame.

If you come up in this world be sure not to go down in the next.

Who gossips with you will gossip of you.

Lie down with dogs and you’ll rise with fleas.

Irish Proverbs: Opportunity You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

You won’t learn to swim on the kitchen floor.

Slow is every foot on an unknown path.

There are fish in the sea better than have ever been caught.

A combed head sells the feet.

Don’t make little of your dish for it may be an ignorant fellow who judges it.

If your messenger is slow, go to meet him.

Many a sudden change takes place on an unlikely day.

Irish Proverbs: Fortune & Wealth Enough and no waste is as good as a feast.

Cut your coat according to your cloth.

He who has water and peat on his own farm has the world his own way.

A cat can look at a king.

It is not the same to go to the king's house as to come from it.

The life of an old hat is to cock it.

There never came a gatherer but a scatterer came after him.

Better be sparing at first than at last.

If you buy what you don’t need you might have to sell what you do.

Hunger is a good sauce.

A heavy purse makes a light heart.

Heaven’s leac na teine (stone before the fire) is reserved for the poor.

Irish Proverbs: The Wisdom of Silence Silence is the fence around the haggard where wisdom is stacked.

Melodious is the closed mouth.

Who keeps his tongue keeps his friends.

Irish Proverbs: Human Nature You never miss the water till the well runs dry.

Everyone feels his own wound first.

The pig in the sty doesn’t know the pig going along the road.

Pity him who makes an opinion a certainty.

No two people ever lit a fire without disagreeing.

Seeing is believing, but feeling is the God’s own truth.

It is the quiet pig that eats the meal.

A glowing gríosach (ember) is easily rekindled.

The person bringing good news knocks boldly on the door.

Irish Proverbs: Life's Ups & Downs There’s nothing so bad that it couldn’t be worse.

Life is a strange lad.

If God sends you down a stony path, may he give you strong shoes.

It’s an ill wind that blows nobody good.

However long the day, night must fall.

You must take the little potato with the big potato.

God prefers prayers to tears.

Never bolt your door with a boiled carrot.

Questioning is the door of knowledge.

The river is no wider from this side than the other.

Seldom is the last of anything better than the first.

God is good but don’t dance in a currach.

A man without dinner — two for supper.

One must pay health its tithe.

Earth has no sorrows that heaven cannot heal.

You may as well give cherries to a pig as advice to a fool.

A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse.

It’s difficult to choose between two blind goats.

Even a tin knocker will shine on a dirty door.

It’s no use carrying an umbrella if your shoes are leaking.

It’s no use boiling your cabbage twice.

Never sell a hen on a wet day.

What I am afraid to hear I’d better say first myself.

If you move old furniture it may fall to bits.

Never dread the winter till the snow is on the blanket.

The man who pays the piper calls the tune.

Time and patience would bring a snail to America.

A good retreat is better than a bad stand.

The man with a cow doesn’t need a scythe.

There’s no point in keeping a dog if you are going to do your own barking.

Only a fool burns his coal without warming himself.

An oak is often split by a wedge from its own branch.

Every man’s mind is his kingdom.

There are two things that cannot be cured: death and the want of sense.

Stupidity is sending the goose on a mission to the fox’s den.

The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.

Every finger has not the same length, nor every son the same disposition.

Every branch blossoms according to the root from which it sprung.

The friend that can be bought is not worth buying.

Blow not on dead embers.

They are scarce of news that speak ill of their mother.

Dead men tell no tales but there’s many a thing learned in the wake-house.

Many a day shall we rest in the clay.

He who can follow his own will is a king.

If you dig a grave for others you may fall into it yourself.

Better fifty enemies outside the house than one within.

If you don’t want flour on your clothes, stay out of the mill.