Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.
- Maxwell Maltz
To succeed in life you need to be three main things - original, innoavative and creative.
- John Mamo
Happy is the man with a wife to tell him what to do and a secretary to do it.
- Lord Mancroft
Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in.
- Katherine Mansfield
There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life - happiness, freedom and peace of mind - are always attained by giving them to someone else.
- Peyton Conway March
Trust that still, small voice that says, "This might work and I'll try it."
- Diane Mariechild
Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.
- Peter Marshall
The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.
If you're too busy to help those around you succeed, you're too busy.
- Bob Moawad
It is not what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
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Kerry Kennedy Fights Drugged-Driving Charge
Kerry Kennedy, ex-wife of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and daughter of Robert F. Kennedy, has asked a judge to dismiss a drugged driving charge against her because she "accidentally" took a sleeping pill. Kennedy's 99-page motion outlined her work for social justice and includes letters of support from friends and relatives.
Carmine Giovinazzo Pleads Guilty to DUI
Actor Carmine Giovinazzo of the television show "CSI: NY" has taken responsibility for his driving under the influence charge in Scottsdale, Arizona. Giovinazzo entered a guilty plea to DUI and will have to complete an alcohol education program, but he avoided jail time.
'Moonshiners' Actor Arrested for Drinking
Here's a shocker. Steven Ray Tickle, 35, who stars on the television reality show "Moonshiners" has been arrested for public drunkenness. He was busted in the parking lot of a Virginia convenience store with an open container in his hand.
Rick Springfield Arrested Over Previous DUI
"Jessie's Girl" singer and songwriter Rick Springfield was briefly arrested in Los Angeles for failing to appear at a hearing to check his progress on completing a court-order alcohol program from 2011. His attorney quickly got the bench warrant dismissed, saying it was a mix-up about the hearing date.
Convicted Killer Gets 10 Years on Drug Charges
A North Carolina woman who made national headlines when she was convicted of killing her Australian-born, disabled, 10-year-old stepdaughter Zahra Baker has been given additional prison time for a federal drug charge. Elisa Baker, 44, was sentenced to 10 years for conspiracy to distribute prescription drugs.
Tyrann Mathieu Says Marijuana Isn't Fun Anymore
Former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu, formerly known as "Honey Badger," is trying to convince NFL football teams that he's given up the dope. "All the things I put before football in the past, it's not fun anymore — marijuana and everything you put before football is obsolete now," Mathieu in an interview.
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Monday, March 11, 2013
Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.
- Richard Bach
It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.
- Walter Bagehot
I'd rather regret the things I have done than the things I have not.
- Lucille Ball
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
- Carl Bard
You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore
An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
- Orlando A. Battista
Love thy neighbor as thy self, but choose thy neighborhood.
- Louise Beal
Listening to your heart is not simple. Finding out who you are is not simple. It takes a lot of hard work and courage to get to know who you are and what you want.
- Sue Bender
If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
- Milton Berle
Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.
- Elizabeth Bibesco
Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.
- Josh Billings, pen name of Henry Wheeler Shaw
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