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Al’s Quotes & Quips for November

Hope you enjoy this month’s batch of Quotes and Quips I’ve collected from various sources…

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not the absence of fear.” (Mark Twain, quoted in

“Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out.” (Edwin Markham, quoted in the Beckley, W.Va., Register-Herald)

“The best way to overcome hard luck is with hard work.”

“Doing nothing is very hard to do… you never know when you’re finished.” (Leslie Nielsen, quoted in the Tulsa World)

“Finding a way to live the simple life today is a man’s most complicated task.” (Henry A. Courtney, quoted in

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” (James Baldwin, quoted in

“Pessimists see failure in every opportunity. Optimists see opportunities in every failure.” (Winston Churchill, quoted in the London Evening Standard)

“To feel that one has a place in life solves half the problem of contentment.” (George Edward Woodberry, quoted in the Associate Press)

“Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug.” (John Lithgow)

“Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.” (Bill Gates)

QUOTE OF THE MONTH: “Winning the lottery has ruined my life.” (Callie Rogers, of Cumbria, England after winning $3 million six years ago when she was 16. She has spent her winnings on designer clothes, cocaine, and breast implants. “In the past six years I’ve sunk into a black hole,” she said, “a black hole that at one point I thought I could never crawl out of.” Quoted in World magazine, Sept. 26, 2009)