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    Apple Seeds...

    by Barb Erickson

    Every morning Barb/MI posts an inspiring or thought-provoking quotation we refer to as an "Apple Seed" on the main chatboard The "Apple Seeds" she posted during the month of March are compiled here.

    March 2003

    Su, 03-02:
    The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

    ~ Sally Berger

    Mo, 03-03:
    I want to work with the top people, because only they have the courage and the confidence and the risk-seeking profile that you need.

    ~ Laurel Cutler

    Tu, 03-04:
    People need hard times and oppression to develop psychic muscles.

    ~ Frank Herbert

    We, 03-05:
    There could be no honor in a sure success, but much might be wrested from a sure defeat.

    ~ Thomas E. Lawrence

    Th, 03-06:
    Never let your head hang down.

    ~ Leroy "Satchel" Paige

    Fr, 03-07:
    The wise person does at once what the fool does finally.

    ~ Baltasar Gracian

    Sa. 03-08:
    The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

    ~ William James

    Su, 03-09:
    Our grand business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.

    ~ Thomas Carlyle

    Mo, 03-10:
    The person of intellect is lost unless united with energy of character. When we have the lantern of Diogenes, we must also have his staff.

    ~ Sebastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort

    Tu, 03-11:
    Action makes more fortune than caution.

    ~ Luc de Clapiers

    We, 03-12:
    Begin to free yourself at once by doing all that is possible with the means you have, and as you proceed in this spirit, the way will open for you to do more.

    ~ Robert Collier

    Th, 03-13:
    Unless a capacity for thinking be accompanied by a capacity for action, a superior mind exists in torture.

    ~ Benedetto Croce

    Fr, 03-14:
    The secret to getting things done is to act!

    ~ Benjamin O. David

    Sa, 03-15:
    So many fail because they donít get started -- they donít go. They donít overcome inertia. They donít begin.

    ~ W. Clement Stone

    Su, 03-16:
    You donít always win your battles, but itís good to know you fought.

    ~ Marjorie Holmes

    Mo, 03-17:
    St. Patrickís Day is an enchanted time -- a day to begin transforming winterís dreams into summerís magic.

    ~ Adrienne Cook

    Tu, 03-18:
    I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.

    ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

    We, 03-19:
    Donít pray when it rains if you donít pray when the sun shines.

    ~ Leroy "Satchel" Paige

    Th, 03-20:
    Never confuse motion with action.

    ~ Ernest Hemingway

    Fr, 03-21:
    Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.

    ~ James Levin

    Sa, 03-22:
    Now is the time for all good men to come to.

    ~ Walt Kelly

    Su, 03-23:
    Action expresses priorities.

    ~ Charles A. Garfield

    Mo, 03-24:
    Fresh activity is the only means of overcoming adversity.

    ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Tu, 03-25:
    I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.

    ~ G. K. Chesterton

    We, 03-26:
    Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.

    ~ Erma Bombeck

    Th, 03-27:
    A good reputation is more valuable than money.

    ~ Publilius Syrus

    Fr, 03-28:
    The contemplative life is often miserable. One must act more, think less, and not watch oneself live.

    ~ Sebastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort

    Sa, 03-29:
    A good catchword can obscure analysis for fifty years.

    ~ Johan Huisinga

    Su, 03-30:
    Our life is what our thoughts make it.

    ~ Marcus Aurelius

    Mo, 03-31:
    Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving, and old age of spending.

    ~ Anne Bradstreet

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