What You Can Do
Sometimes the measure of friendship isn't your ability to not harm but your capacity to forgive the things done to you and ask forgiveness for your own mistakes.
-Randy K. Milholland
The friendship that can cease has never been real.
Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
-Unknown, (often attributed to Albert Camus)
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends."
~ Abraham Lincoln
Truly great friends are hard to find, difficult to leave, and impossible to forget.
~ G. Randolf
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
False friends are like our shadows, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine but leaving us when we walk into the shade.
True friendship isn't being inseparable. It's being separated and nothing changes.
A good friend is like a warm quilt wrapped around the heart.
A friend walks in when everyone else walks out.
A friend is one who knows all about you and likes you anyways.
-Christi Mary Warner
We all answer the calls of life: family, friends, and career. Some of us hear an additional voice, the call of conservation.
-Jim Slinsky (adapted)
Without hunting there would be no conservation, without conservation there would be no wildlife.
The sportsman lives his life vicariously. For he secretly yearns to have lived before, in a simpler time. A time when his love for the land, water, fish and wildlife would be more than just part of his life. It would be his state of mind."
The woods were made for the hunters of dreams,
The brooks for the fishers of song;
To the hunters who hunt for the gunless game
The streams and the woods belong.
-Sam Walter Foss
The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer. Second phase, l want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting."
Our future lies in the hands of our youth. Teach them well and one day they will fulfill our dreams of the sportsmen we wanted them to be.
It is far more noble to relentlessly fight to the conclusion of defeat than surrender and live in the shame of an unchallenged loss."
Target archery is seeing how far away you can get and still hit the bull's eye. Bowhunting is seeing how close you can get and never miss your mark
My attempts at explaining it are merely words that mean nothing to those who have never hunted. If you are a hunter, however, you know. We're a fraternity, very definitely in the minority, a collection of people with a never-ending love of everything the outdoors offers. We are maligned, cursed at and spat upon. Every day people try to outlaw our sport. Those souls have no clue what we feel.
-Jim Zumbo ("Why We Hunt", published in Outdoor Life)
I hunt because I exist. And I am, above all, proud to be a hunter.
-Jim Zumbo ("Why We Hunt", published in Outdoor Life)
Hunting is as American as Independence Day and Mom's apple pie.
-Jim Carmichel, Shooting Editor for Outdoor Life ("Why We Hunt")
Hunting means beautiful mornings, cold, wet days, the blast of a shotgun, the sound of a dove's wing beat, the sight of a hardworking dog, the toil of dragging a deer up an infernal slope, the camaraderie of family and friends, the BB gun in the backyard, the taste of venison stew, those endless 'be careful' comments, daydreaming in the stand and the eternal hope for another day in the field.
-Dan Zumbo, Jim Zumbo's son ("Why We Hunt")
The English country gentleman galloping after a fox--the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
You've got one life. Live it, love it, make the most of it. There is no re-do.
Don't be afraid of death, be afraid of an unlived life...
- Tuck Everlasting
Live for today, because yesterday is done with and tomorrow might not come
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
We come here with nothing
And take it with us the day we leave
The first and last breath don't matter
It's all the ones that are in between
-Sugarland ("Happy Ending")
Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.
Life is not about how many breaths you take but the moments that take your breath away.
Live for today, because yesterday is over and tomorrow may never come.
Live life and go crazy.
Do what makes you happy. Be with who makes you smile. Laugh as much as you breathe. Love as long as you live.
Life. It comes at you fast. Mistakes are made easily, but no regrets, only memories and stories to tell.
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.... it's about learning to dance in the rain
Laugh your heart out. Dance in the rain. Cherish the moment. Ignore the pain. Live, laugh, love. Forgive and forget. Life's too short to be living with regrets.
Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets. So love the ones who treat you right and forget about the ones that don't. Believe that everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, then take it. If it changes your life, then let it. Nobody said this life would be easy. They just said it would all be worth it.
Be carefree, laugh it off, take it easy, be laid back, don't stress, look on the bright side, be yourself, simply live, laugh and love. In the long run, the little things don't really matter.
Life isn't about the result. It is about the process.
Yesterday has gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
You're gonna miss this.
You're gonna want this back.
You're gonna wish these days
Hadn't gone by so fast.
These are some good times,
So take a good look around.
You may not know it now,
But you're gonna miss this.
-Trace Adkins ("You're Gonna Miss This")
Take a chance, because you never know how wonderful something can turn out to be.
Don't worry about people in your past. There's a reason they didn't make it to your future.
Someday, everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at all the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself "everything happens for a reason".
Win without boasting. Lose without excuse.
-Albert Payson Terhune
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
What most people need to learn in life is how to love people and use things instead of using people and loving things.
When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.
When there's something you really want, fight for it. Don't give up, no matter how hopeless it seems. And when you've lost hope, ask yourself if you're gonna wish you gave it just one more shot, because the best things in life don't come free.
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
-Alexander Graham Bell
It's sad when people you know become people you knew. When you can walk right past someone like they never were a big part of your life. How you used to be able to talk for hours and how now you can barely even look at them. It's sad how times can change.
Missing someone isn't about how long it's been since you've seen them last or the amount of time since you've talked. It's about that very moment when you're doing something and you wish that they were right there with you.
Sometimes things have to fall apart for other things to fall into place.
Things will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.
Goodbyes make you think. They make you realize what you have, what you've lost, and what you've taken for granted.
Always look at what you have; never look at what you have lost.
Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
You'd better know that in the end
Its better to say too much
Then never to say what you need to say again
-John Mayer ("Say")
Goodbyes are not forever, Goodbyes are not the end, and they simply mean I'll miss you until we meet again.
~ Author Unknown
Measure yourself by your best moments, not by your worst. We are too prone to judge ourselves by our moments of despondency and depression."
~ Robert Johnson
A person who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
~ Albert Einstein
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
~ Mother Theresa
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go."
~ William Feather
What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight --it's the size of the fight in the dog.
We must either find a way or make one.
We do not inherit the earth from our parents. We borrow it from our children.
-Native American proverb
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
An eye for an eye and the whole world is blind.
There is no limit to what can be accomplished if it doesn't matter who gets the credit.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't give up hope, some people change,
Against all odds, against the grain,
Love finds a way, some people change
-Kenny Chesney ("Some People Change")
Cause when push comes to shove
You taste what you're made of
You might bend 'til you break
Cause it's all you can take
On your knees you look up
Decide you've had enough
You get mad, you get strong
Wipe your hands, shake it off
Then you stand, then you stand
-Rascal Flatts ("Stand")
Hindsight may be 20/20, but it's foresight that really counts.
Habits are our greatest servants and our cruelest masters
Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great. Some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
All lies and jest, still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.
-Simon and Garfunkel (The Boxer)
As long as one heart still holds on, then hope is never really gone
-Garth Brooks ("The Change")
Well I'm what I am and I'm what I'm not
I'm sure happy with what I've got
I live to love and laugh a lot
And thats all I need
-Kenny Chesney ("Never Wanted Nothing More")
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Even the best fall down some times
-Howie Day ("Collide")
May the best you have ever seen
Be the worst you will ever see
May a mouse never leave your girnal
With a tear drop in his eye
May you always keep hale and hearty
Till you are old enough to die
May you always be just as happy
As we wish you always to be"
-Dr. Donald 'Ducky' Mallard (played by David McCallum in NCIS)
True country music is honesty, sincerity, and real life to the hilt.
A good country song takes a page out of somebody's life and puts it to music.
Country music is three chords and the truth.
Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
Funny thing, that time:
We're always running out.
I'm always losing mine,
There's not enough of it about.
An' though it's always here,
It will always come and go.
The days become the years,
That'll be gone before you know.
So I'm gonna spend my time,
Like it's going out of style.
-Clint Black ("Spend my Time")
Besides pride, loyalty, discipline, heart, and mind, confidence is the key to all the locks.
He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still
There shall come a time in your life when you will have to choose between what is right and what is easy.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?
You're never able to make a first impression a second time.
Memories are only as good as the people you make them with.
Not all who wander are lost.
-J. R. R. Tolkien
Isn't it ironic...we ignore those who adore us, adore those who ignore us, hurt those who love us, and love those who hurt us?
When you run from something, it only stays with you longer. If you stay fight something, it only makes you stronger.
Nothing worth having comes early.
Never regret something that once made you smile.
Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.
Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.
-The Wizard of Oz.
You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything.
-Aaron Tippin ("You've got to stand for something")
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view"… "Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it
-Atticus (To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee)
I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.
-Atticus (To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee)
Atticus says you can choose your friends, but you sho' can't choose your family, an' they're still kin to you no matter whether you acknowledge 'em or not, and it makes you look right silly when you don't.
-Jem (To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee)
Atticus, he was real nice..' ..'Most people are, Scout, when you finally see them
-Atticus & Scout (To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee)
Be strong now, because things will get better. It might be stormy now, but it can't rain forever.
You will catch more flies with honey than you will with vinegar.
I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
-Arthur C. Clarke
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.
-George Bernard Shaw
If you want to enjoy the rainbow, be prepared to endure the storm.
Nothing is interesting if you're not interested.
We can't take any credit for our talents. It's how we use them that counts.
If you chase two rabbits, both will escape.
It is not so much how busy you are, but why you are busy. The bee is praised. The mosquito is swatted.
If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
You can't have everything. Where would you put it?
I didn't trip or fall--tripping and falling are accidents.
I dove--diving is intentional. Idiotic yes, but also intentioned.
Diving is a leap of faith plus gravity.
-Gabrielle Zevin (Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac)
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope.
Who, when loved, is poor?
There is never enough darkness to put out the light of a burning candle.
If you think you haven't got much to be thankful for, why not be thankful for some of the things you don't have.
Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking.
-The Wizard of Oz
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.