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Memorial Quotes

I have had several requests for the collection of quotes which were showing on the screen prior to the start of Janet’s memorial. Here they are…

Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them.

Publilius Syrus

There is no cure for birth and death other than to enjoy the interval.

George Santayana

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, daiquiri in one hand, chocolate in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming “WOO-HOO what a ride!”


Fortune favors those who dare!


Don’t worry about what anybody else is going to do. The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

Alan Kay

When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.

Buckminster Fuller

If you eat a live frog in the morning, nothing worse will happen to either of you for the rest of the day.


To have a sense of humor is to be strong: to keep one’s sense of humor is to shrug off misfortunes, and to lose one’s sense of humor is to be wounded by them. And so the mark – or at least the perogative – of strength is not to take oneself too seriously.

Paul Graham

I didn’t know it was impossible when I did it.


If you’re not living on the edge you’re taking up too much space.


When you have a great and difficult task, something perhaps almost impossible, if you only work a little at a time, every day a little, suddenly the work will finish itself.

Isak Dinesen

The imagination of nature is far, far greater than the imagination of man.

Richard Feynman

Q: What does love mean?

A: When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth.

Billy – age 4

The only really decent thing to do behind a person’s back is pat it.


The one who says it cannot be done should never interrupt the one who is doing it.


The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter.

Mark Twain

The game of love is never called off on account of darkness.


Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

Susan Ertz

We can defeat gravity. The problem is the paperwork involved.


Every man dies, not every man really lives.


live with intention.
walk to the edge.
listen hard.
practice wellness.
play with abandon.
choose with no regret.
continue to learn.
appreciate your friends.
do what you love.
live as if this is all there is!

Maryanne Radmacher-Hershey

It took Thomas Edison well over 10,000 tries before he got a successful bulb to light up. When someone asked him why he didn’t give up after he “failed” over 10,000 times, he replied, “I never failed, I only discovered different ways that it didn’t work.”


It isn’t easy being a Friday kind of person in a Monday kind of world.


So, is the glass half empty, half full, or just twice as large as it needs to be?


Does one really have to fret
About enlightenment?
No matter what road I travel,
I’m going home.


No man is useless who has a friend, and if we are loved we are indispensable.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Absence is to love what wind is to fire. It extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.


If you are good, you will be assigned all the work.


A slave is one who waits for someone else to set him free.

R. Brown

Q: What does love mean?

A: Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.

Terri – age 4

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life, and that is love.


The greatest gift you can give to your children is not protection from change, loss, pain or stress, but the confidence and tools to cope and grow with all that life has to offer them.

Wendy Schlessel-Harpham

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

Albert Einstein

The chief danger in life is that you may take too many precautions.

Alfred Adler

An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.

Thomas Fuller

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.’

Erma Bombeck

Q: What does love mean?

A: Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.

Tommy – age 6

If ignorance is bliss, why aren’t there more happy people?


The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.


When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.

Henry J. Kaiser

It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work. Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier. Desiring is helpful, but work and desire are invincible.

Thomas Robert Gaines

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