Sunday, May 31, 2009

Quotes and a Verse on Prayer...

Quotes and a Verse on Prayer
(Part 2)

"Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and
a thankful heart."
- Colossians 4:2
"Prayer is not asking. It is a longing of the soul.
It is daily admission of one's weakness... It is better in prayer to
have a heart without words than words without a heart."
- Mahatma Ghandi
"You may pray for an hour and still not pray. You may meet God
for a moment and then be in touch with Him all day."
- Fredrik Wisloff

"The value of consistent prayer is not that He will hear us,
but that we will hear Him."
- William McGill

"Work as if you were to live a hundred years,
pray as if you were to die tomorrow."
- Benjamin Franklin
"Beware in your prayers, above everything else, of limiting God,
not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what He can do.
Expect unexpected things above all that we ask or think."
- Andrew Murray

"Rich is the person who has a praying friend."
- Janice Hughes

"The wish to pray is a prayer in itself."
- Georges Bernanos

"Even if we speak with a low voice,
even if we whisper without opening the lips,
even if we call to Him only from the depths of the heart,
our unspoken word always reaches God
and God always hears."
- St. Clement of Alexandria

"Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message,
oppose our arguments, despise our persons;
but they are helpless against our prayers."
- J. Sidlow Baxter
"If you are having difficulty loving or relating to an individual,
take him to God. Bother the Lord with this person.
Don't you be bothered with him - leave him at the throne."
- Charles (Chuck) Swindoll

"Pray, and let God worry."
- Martin Luther

"Seven days without prayer makes one weak."
- Allen Vartlett

"Give me, good Lord, a longing to be with You."
- St. Thomas Moore

Friday, May 29, 2009

Optimism Quotes...

Optimism Quotes

"When you wholeheartedly adopt a 'with all your heart' attitude and
go all out with the 'positive principle' you can do incredible things."
- Norman Vincent Peale

"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather,
always bring your own sunshine."
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
"May I never miss a sunset or rainbow because I am looking down."
- Sara June Parker
"Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier."
- Colin Powell

"Optimist: A man who gets treed by a lion but enjoys the scenery."
- Walter Winchell

"My sun sets to rise again."
- Robert Browning

"I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else."
- Winston Churchill

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity;
an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
- Winston Churchill

"The basis of optimism is sheer terror."
- Oscar Wilde
"Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll.
The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!"
- Oscar Wilde

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Joke - Doggone Brilliant...

Doggone Brilliant

A wealthy man decided to go on a safari in Africa. He took his faithful pet dachshund
along for company. One day, the dachshund starts chasing butterflies and before long
the dachshund discovers that he is lost.

So, wandering about, he notices a leopard heading rapidly in his direction with the obvious
intention of having him for lunch. The dachshund thinks, "OK, I'm in deep trouble now!"
Then he noticed some bones on the ground close by, and immediately settles down to chew
on the bones with his back to the approaching cat.

Just as the leopard is about to leap, the dachshund exclaims loudly, "Boy, that was one
delicious leopard. I wonder if there are any more around here."

Hearing this, the leopard halts his attack in mid-stride, as a look of terror comes over him,
and slinks away into the trees. "Whew," says the leopard. "That was close. That dachshund
nearly had me."

Meanwhile, a monkey, who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures
he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the leopard. So,
off he goes. But the dachshund saw him heading after the leopard with great speed, and
figured that something must be up.

The monkey soon catches up with the leopard, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself
with the leopard. The leopard is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here monkey,
hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine."

Now the dachshund sees the leopard coming with the monkey on his back, and thinks,
"What am I going to do now?" But instead of running, the dog sits down with his back
to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them yet... and, just when they get close enough
to hear, the dachshund says...

"Where's that darn monkey? Sent him off half an hour
ago to bring me another leopard."

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A Funny - God's Camera...

God's Camera

A little girl walked daily to and from school. Though the weather one morning was
questionable and clouds were forming, she made her daily trek to the elementary school.

As the day progressed, the winds whipped up, along with thunder and lightning. The mother
of the little girl was worried that her daughter would be frightened as she walked home from
school, and she herself feared that the electrical storm might harm her child. Following the
roar of the thunder, lightning would cut through the sky like a flaming sword.

Being concerned, the mother got into her car and drove along the route to her child's school.
Soon she saw her daughter walking along, but at each flash of lightning, the child would stop,
look and smile. One followed another, each with the little girl stopping, looking at the streak
of light and smiling.

Finally, the mother called her over to the car and asked, "What are you doing?"

The child answered, "God keeps taking pictures of me!"

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Joke - Celebrate...


In an ancient monastery, a new monk arrived to dedicate his life to
subservient solitude and to join the others copying ancient records.
The first thing he noticed was that other monks were copying books
that had already been copied by hand for centuries.

The new monk had to speak up. "Forgive me, Brother Mark, but copying
other copies by hand allows many chances for error. How do we know
we aren't copying someone else's mistakes? Are they ever checked
against the originals?"

Brother Mark was startled! No one had ever suggested that before.

"Well, that is a good point, my son. I will take one of these latest books
down to the vault and study it against its original document." He went
deep into the vault where no one else was allowed to enter and started
to study.

The day passed and it was getting late in the evening. The monks were
getting worried about Brother Mark. Finally, the new monk started making
his way through the old vault and after he searched for a while, he
heard sobbing.

"Brother Mark?" he called.

The sobbing was louder as he came nearer. He finally found the old monk
sitting at a table with both the new copy and the original ancient book
in front of him. It was obvious that Brother Mark had been crying for a
long time.

"What is the matter?" asked the concerned new monk.

"Oh, my," sobbed Brother Mark, "the word is 'CELEBRATE'!"

Joke - Late Again...

Late Again

Johnny Jones came into the office an hour late for the third time in one
week and found the boss waiting for him. "What's the story this time,
Jones?" he asked sarcastically. "Let's hear a good excuse for a change."

Jones sighed, "Everything went wrong this morning, boss. The wife decided
to drive me to the train station. She got ready in ten minutes, but then
the drawbridge got stuck. Rather than let you down, I swam across the
river. Look, my suit is still damp. Then I ran out to the airport, got a
ride on Mr. Thompson's helicopter, landed on top of Radio City Music
Hall, and was carried here piggyback by one of the Rockettes."

"You'll have to do better than that, Jones," said the boss, obviously
disappointed. "No woman can get ready in ten minutes."

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Quotes...

Quotes for Memorial Day

"The story of America's quest for freedom is inscribed on
her history in the blood of her patriots."
- Randy Vader

"Are they dead that yet speak louder than we can speak,
and a more universal language? Are they dead that yet act?
Are they dead that yet move upon society and inspire the people
with nobler motives and more heroic patriotism?"
- Henry Ward Beecher

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill,
that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship,
support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival
and the success of liberty."
- John F. Kennedy

"The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit
that freedom to their children."
- William Havard

"The cost of liberty is less than the cost of repression."
- Web Dubois

"Future years will never know the seething hell and the
black infernal background, the countless minor scenes and
interiors of the secession war; and it is best they should not.
The real war will never get in the books."
- Walt Whitman

"True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic.
It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost,
but the urge to serve others at whatever cost."
- Arthur Ashe

"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate
our heroes and she-roes!"
- Maya Angelou

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought,
but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
- Albert Einstein

"The purpose of all war is ultimately peace."
- Saint Augustine

"The dead soldier's silence sings our national anthem."
- Aaron Kilbourn

"And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free,
and I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me and
I'll proudly stand next to him to defend her still today, 'cuz there ain't
no doubt I love this land, God bless the USA."
- Lee Greenwood

Sunday, May 24, 2009

First Day Fishing...

I received this from a friend. Again, I can't find the author. I did find out from a search
that it's located in Chicken Soup for the Soul. I hope it blesses you like it did me...

First Day Fishing

All summer, our six-year-old son Chris had been begging his dad to take him on his first fishing
trip. Tomorrow was the big day, but now Ron had to work and the day was ruined. I could
see the disappointment in our son’s eyes. Choking back the tears, he turned to walk away.

“Wait a minute, Chris,” I heard myself say. “Can I take you fishing?”

“Well, uh, okay, Mom,” he answered as if he wasn’t sure he’d heard me correctly.

“We’ll get up at five o’clock in the morning. Is that all right?”

“Sure,” he said with a smile quickly replacing his tears.

I should have thought it through more clearly before I had spoken; I hadn’t been fishing
before either.

The alarm buzzed at 5 A.M. I couldn’t remember the last time I’d been up that early. After
eating a quick bowl of cereal, we hoisted the ice chest into the car. It was loaded with
sandwiches, lots of drinks and plenty of ice to pack all the fish we were going to catch.
With a list of things we needed, we headed for the nearest bait and tackle shop to buy
a pole, line, hooks and some worms. Then we were off to the lake.

It was a typical August morning with the sun already scorching. We trudged along the rocky
shore carrying our gear and finally settled under a “wannabe” tree. I explained to Chris that
a wannabe tree is a want-to-be tree, because the trees here in Arizona don’t grow very
big due to the extreme heat and lack of rain. He agreed that the small amount of shade
was better than none at all.

I attached the line to the pole and secured the hook with a knot that would have held
Moby Dick.

I was dreading the next step.

“Mom, can you put a worm on my hook for me?”

“Okay, but you’d better learn quick. This is my first and last time.”

All right, I can do this, I thought as I scrunched my eyes shut and quickly grabbed the first
worm that unwittingly wriggled between my thumb and forefinger. The next chore was
putting the worm on the hook. I didn’t know worms came in different sizes; this one was
really skinny. Chris stood back, partly because of the look on my face and partly because
it amazed him that I’d even dare touch a worm. Chris must have been reading my mind as
I wondered how this worm was going to stay on the hook.

“It doesn’t want to stay on the hook,” he murmured as the worm kept falling off.

Suddenly, quite by accident, I stabbed the worm. There it hung mortally wounded and
writhing in pain. “Quick, throw the line into the water!” I screamed. There was no way
that Chris was going to be able to skewer these skinny worms onto a hook without hooking
himself. The realization that I was going to have to put the rest of these wriggling, slimy
little crawlers on the hook for Chris didn’t thrill me, but I soon became quite the expert
at “accidentally” attaching worms to the hook.

Three hours later and with three small bluegill neatly lined up in the corner of our ice chest,
we decided to head for home. The fish had given up trying to make a meal from our “slim”
offerings, and the glaring sun had sent them for deeper, cooler water.

Ron was still at work when we arrived home. I was relieved because I was sweaty, smelled
of fish, and our meager catch didn’t qualify for bragging rights.

“Mom, are we gonna cook ‘em?”

“I suppose we could,” I grimaced. The thought hadn’t even entered my mind. The fish were
so puny that we’d be lucky to get more than two small bites out of each one. Nevertheless,
I popped them into the pan, and within minutes they were ready to eat. I put all three fish
on Chris’ plate.

“No, you get one too, Mom,” he insisted.

My plan hadn’t worked; I was going to have to eat one. Chris took the first bite and didn’t
spit it out, so I tried a bite too. It tasted just like the fishy lake water, but I forced it
down. Ron walked in just as I was taking my last bite.

“Well, how was your trip?” he asked.

Chris began talking before I could swallow my last mouthful.

“It was great, Dad! The water was so clear and smooth, and the sky was really blue. There
were no boats when we first got there so it was real quiet. We could hear the birds singing.
Mom and I sat on a rock and watched a duck swim and make a trail in the water. It was
really fun and Mom was the best!” He then told Ron all about wannabe trees. When he had
finished talking, Chris turned and hugged me.

Was the sky that blue? What singing birds? And I hadn’t even seen the duck. I had been too
engrossed putting the worms on the hook to appreciate the beauty, but Chris had taken it
all in.

“Thanks, Mom. Let’s go back to our wannabe spot again real soon,” he said, his eyes

How could I refuse his irresistible offer?

“Yes, we’ll go again soon.”

The New Footprints...

I was really touched by this. I searched for the author and couldn't find it. If anyone knows who
it is please let me know. I hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day weekend! Val =)

The New Footprints

Now imagine you and the Lord Jesus are walking along the beach together.

For much of the way the Lord's footprints go along steadily, consistently, rarely varying in
the pace. But your prints are in a disorganized stream of zig zags, starts, stops, turnarounds,
circles, departures, and returns. For much of the way it seems to go like this. But gradually,
your footprints come in line with the Lord's, soon paralleling His consistently. You and Jesus
are walking as true friends.

This seems perfect, but then an interesting thing happens; your footprints that once etched
the sand next to the Master's are now walking precisely in His steps. Inside His large
footprints is the smaller "sandprint," safely enclosed. You and Jesus are becoming one; this
goes on for many miles.

But gradually you notice another change. The footprints inside the larger footprints seem to
grow larger. Eventually it disappears altogether. There is only one set of footprints. They
have become one; again this goes on for a long time.

But then something awful happens. The second set of footprints is back. This time it seems
even worse than before. Zig zags all over the place. Stop ... start. Deep gashes in the sand.
A veritable mess of prints. You're amazed and shocked. But this is the end of your dream.

Now you speak: "Lord, I understand the first scene with the zig zags, fits, starts, and so on.
I was a new Christian, just learning. But You walked on through the storm and helped me
learn to walk with You."

"That is correct," replied the Lord.

"Then, when the smaller footprints were inside of Yours, I was actually learning to walk in
Your steps. I followed You very closely."

"Very good. You have understood everything so far."

"Then the smaller footprints grew and eventually filled in with Yours. I suppose that I was
actually growing so much that I was becoming more like You in every way."


"But this is my question, Lord. Was there a regression of something? The footprints went back
to two, and this time it was worse than the first."

The Lord smiles, then laughs. "You didn't know?" He says, "That was when we danced."

- Author Unknown

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Laughter Quotes and a Verse...

Laughter Quotes and a Verse

"Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our
tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations,
'The Lord has done great things for them.'”
- Psalm 126:2

"Laughter is the shortest distance between two people."
- Victor Borge
"You can’t deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in
your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants."
- Stephen King
"Laughter is an instant vacation."
- Milton Berle
"A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes,
a chuckle comes from the belly; But a good laugh bursts
forth from the soul, overflows, and bubbles all around."
- Carolyn Birmingham
"The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter."
- Mark Twain

"Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live."
- Mark Twain

"Laughter is to life what shock absorbers are to automobiles.
It won't take the potholes out of the road,
but it sure makes the ride smoother."
- Author Unknown

“Perhaps I know why it is man alone who laughs:
He alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter.”
- Friedrich Nietzsche

"Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain."
- Charlie Chaplin

"Nothing shows a man's character more than what he laughs at."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face."
- Victor Hugo

"What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul."
- A Yiddish Proverb
"I am thankful for laughter,
except when milk comes out of my nose."
- Woody Allen

Friday, May 22, 2009

Choosing Happiness...

Sticking to the theme of happiness, I received this in an email from my friend Sher.
Thanks, Sher =)! It's by Ralph Marston. I think it's wise. Enjoy and have a
blessed day! Val =)

Choosing Happiness

If you are not happy with what you already have, how can you expect to become happy
by getting more? Instead of expecting that happiness will come to you from the outside,
choose to send it out from the inside.

If you've been waiting for some thing or event or condition before choosing to be happy,
there is no need to wait any longer. Go ahead, choose to be happy, and then you'll move
more effectively toward whatever you desire.

Having the good and valuable things you desire is not a cause of happiness.
It is an expression of happiness.

Happiness is not yours when you chase it or put conditions on it.
Happiness is yours when you allow it.

Choose right now to allow it. Choose to be happy and genuinely thankful about
who you are, what you're doing, what you have and where you're going.

And right away, that positive attitude on the inside will begin to build and improve
the factors on the outside. Allow happiness, and allow your life to run in a positive,
fulfilling direction.

- Ralph Marston

Happiness Quotes and a note...

Happiness Quotes

"Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance
and order and rhythm and harmony."
- Thomas Merton

"There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved."
- George Sand

"Happiness is a bowl of cherries and a book of
poetry under a shade tree."
- Astrid Alauda

"To be happy, it first takes being comfortable in your own shoes.
The rest can work up from there."
- Sophia Bush

"I, not events, have the power to make me happy or
unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be."
- Groucho Marx
"Growth itself contains a germ of happiness."
- Pearl S. Buck

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed.
Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love,
grace and gratitude."
- Denice Waitley
"The secret of human happiness is not in
self-seeking but in self-forgetting."
- Theodore Reik

"Happiness is what you think, what you say,
and what you do are in harmony."
- Mahatma Gandhi

"Precisely the least, the softest, lightest, a lizard's rustling, a breath,
a breeze, a moment's glance - it is little that makes the best happiness."
- Friedrich Nietzche

"The first and indispensable requisite of happiness is a clear conscience."
- Edward Gibbon

"Happiness itself is a kind of gratitude."
- Joseph Wood Krutch

"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others
can not keep it from themselves."
- James Matthew Barrie

Do you have a favorite? I was really struck by J. W. Krutch's "Happiness itself is
a kind of gratitude. I am going to do 'Happiness, Part 2' in the future. Oh, my
dad is doing very well after his second surgery and is, in fact, on his way home
from the hospital!! They don't keep you long anymore, do they? Thanks for
your prayers, everyone! Hugs, Val =)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Joke - Like an Old Salt...

This is the second posting of this joke. I try not to post jokes twice, but this is one
of my favorites and its original posting was a long time ago. My dad has a second
stent operation today. I will let you all know how he fares. Thanks for your
prayers. Val =)

Like An Old Salt

There's this fella with a parrot. And this parrot swears like an old salt, I mean he's a pistol. He
can swear for five minutes straight without repeating himself. Trouble is, the guy who owns
him is a quiet, conservative type, and the bird's foul mouth is driving him nuts.

One day, it just gets to be too much and the guy grabs the bird by the throat, shakes him
really hard, and yells, "QUIT IT!" But this just makes the bird mad and he swears more
than ever.

Then the guy gets angry and says, "OK for you," and locks the bird in a kitchen cabinet. This
really aggravates the bird and he claws and scratches, and when the guy finally lets him out,
the bird cuts loose with a stream of vulgarities that would make a sailor blush.

At that point, the guy is so mad that he throws the bird into the freezer. For the first few
seconds there is a terrible din. The bird kicks and claws and thrashes. Then it suddenly gets
very quiet.

At first the guy just waits, but then he starts to think that the bird may be hurt. After a couple
of minutes of silence, he's so worried that he opens up the freezer door.

The bird meekly climbs onto the man's outstretched arm and says, "Awfully sorry about the
trouble I gave you. I'll do my best to improve my vocabulary from now on."

The man is astounded and amazed at the transformation that has come over the parrot.
Then the parrot says, "By the way, what did the CHICKEN DO?"

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Silly Signs...

Silly Signs

Joke and a note...

I didn't end up going away this morning so my posts will continue this week. My dad had
emergency surgery yesterday. He has 90% blockage on both sides of his heart and had a
stent put in on one side. He will have another put in on Thursday. He is in ICU and is doing
as well as to be expected. He is 81. If you are the praying type, I would appreciate your
prayers. I will keep you updated. Thanks!! Val =/

Three Wishes

"What a rip off," she thought walking down the beach. "The judge must have been
in cahoots with the creep." Then the recently divorced gal spied an old lamp on
the shore...

"Can't be...", She muttered, but what the heck. Picking up the lamp she rubbed it
to a dull shine and sure enough, a genie suddenly towered over her frail form.
However, he cautioned her that because he does not believe in divorce, he will
give her ex-husband ten times the amount of whatever she wishes.

"Even the dern genie is on the creep's side," she thought as her anger burned.
Nonetheless, she makes her first wish for million dollars. Her glee is tempered
by the genie's reminder that her ex now has 10 million.

The woman can barely contain her anger when she makes her second wish - for
a beautiful mansion on the shore of her own private beach. Instantly she found
herself standing on the landing of a lovely mansion. Again, however, the great
blue imp reminds her that her ex-husband now owns ten of what she has just

Hearing this, she takes her time to mull over her final request. Just as the genie
was about to give up on her, the woman informs him that she's ready with one last
wish. Again, the genie cautions her that her ex-husband will get ten times what
she wishes for.

"Wonderful," she said as a grin graced her features... "For my last wish ...
I'd like to give birth to twins!"

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Funny and a note...

This is an oldie but goodie. I hope it is new to you. If you own (or are
owned by) a dog or cat, you should get a good laugh out of this meme.
I won't be posting again until Sunday morning. I am going away and I
wanted to let you all know. Have a great rest of the week and weekend!
Blessings, Val =)

For Pet Owners

The following was found posted very low on a refrigerator door:

Dear Dogs and Cats: The dishes with the paw prints are yours and contain
your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Placing a paw
print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it
becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in
the slightest.

The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Racing
me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall
faster than you can run.

I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about
this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your
comfort, however. Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they
sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other, stretched
out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking 20 tails straight
out and having tongues hanging out on the other end to maximize space is
nothing but sarcasm.

For the last time, there is no secret exit from the bathroom! If, by
some miracle, I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not
necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw
under the edge in an attempt to open the door. I must exit through the
same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years -
canine/feline attendance is not required.

The proper order for kissing is: Kiss me first, then go smell the other dog
or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough.

Finally, in fairness, dear pets, I have posted the following message on the
front door:

To all non-pet owners who visit and like to complain about our pets:

(1) They live here. You don't.
(2) If you don't want their hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture.
That's why they call it 'fur'-niture.
(3) I like my pets a lot better than I like most people.
(4) To you, they are animals. To me, they are adopted sons/daughters
who are short, hairy, walk on all fours and don't speak clearly.

Joke - One Wild Payday...

One Wild Payday

A man left work one Friday afternoon. Since it was payday, he decided
to stay out the entire weekend and party with the boys and spend his
entire paycheck.

When he finally appeared at home on Sunday night, he was confronted
by his angry wife and was barraged for nearly two hours with a tirade
befitting his actions.

Finally his wife stopped the nagging and said to him, "How would you
like it if you didn't see me for two or three days?"

He replied, "That would be fine with me."

Monday went by and he didn't see his wife.

Tuesday and Wednesday came and went with the same results.

But on Thursday, the swelling went down just enough where he
could see her a little out of the corner of his left eye.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Charles M. Schulz Quotes (Part 2)...

Fun and Funny Quotes From Charles M. Schulz
(Part 2)

“Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.”
- Charles Schulz

"A good education is the next best thing to a pushy mother."
- Charles Schulz

"Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life."
- Linus Van Pelt in "Peanuts"

"Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone."
- Charles Schulz

"Do they still make wooden Christmas Trees?"
- Linus Van Pelt in "Peanuts"

"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.
It's already tomorrow in Australia."
- In "Peanuts"

"Exercise is a dirty word - Every time I hear it,
I wash my mouth out with chocolate."
- In "Peanuts"

"I know the answer! The answer lies within the heart of all mankind!
The answer is twelve? I think I'm in the wrong building."
- Lucy Van Pelt in "Peanuts"

"Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love."
- Charlie Brown in "Peanuts"

"Try not to have a good time... this is supposed to be educational."
- Lucy Van Pelt in "Peanuts"

"Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still
be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement."
- Snoopy in "Peanuts"