Past Signs & Sayings

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Real opportunity for success lies within the person - not the job.
Be a good listener but be careful who you listen to.


Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a constant attitude.
Only in the darkness can you see the stars.


God chooses what we go through - we choose how we go through it.
Hate injures the hater, not the hated.


Knowing the right decision is usually easy --
making the right decision is hard.
Advice is easy to give and hard to live.


Children have more need of models than of critics.
See everything; overlook a lot; correct a little.


A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.
Take time to laugh; it is the music of the soul.


A contented person is one who enjoys the scenery along the detours.
Change your thoughts and you change your destiny.


If you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
If you can't do anything about it -- don't.


Make one person happy each day even if it is yourself.
A chip on the shoulder means there is more wood above.


Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Eyes are where they are for looking ahead.


Don't fear adversity - A kite rises against the wind rather than with it.
Your only limitations are those that you acknowledge.


People are anxious to improve their circumstances 
but they are unwilling to improve themselves.
The greatest remedy for anger is delay.


A man who trim himself to suit everybody 
will soon whittle himself away.
The best way out is always through.


It is more blessed to give than to receive -- Now go out and practice.
Your outlook on life will be brighter from behind a smile.


Image is what people think we are. Integrity is what we really are.
You'll never get rid of a bad temper by losing it.


Make the rest of your life the best of your life.
If you can't find the circumstances you want -- make them.


It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't.
If God puts you on hold, don't hang up.


Experience is a hard teacher; 
She gives the test first and the lessons later.
It takes one to make a war and two to make peace.


Finally when I know all the answers, 
nobody bothers to ask me the questions.
Don't repay a kindness -- pass it on


You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Overnight success usually takes fifteen years.


If you are not doing something with your life,
it really doesn't matter how long it is.
Some people drink at the fountain of knowledge; others just gargle.


Challenge yourself every day to be excited about what you are doing.
Shhh !  Just listen.


Don't worry about who doesn't like you. Be busy loving the people who love you.
Nobody raises his own reputation by lowering others.


Happiness is the way to live life. It's not something you're going to get.
You cannot overestimate the unimportance of practically everything.


You are a product of your choices -- not your conditions. Make this your best year.
Your happiness depends on the quality of your thoughts.


A smart man knows what to say. A wise man knows whether to say it.
The more we share, the more we have.


Christmas began in the heart of God. It is complete only when it reaches the heart of man.
The best gift in the world was wrapped in a manger.


Our gift to you. Free storage space for your Christmas surprises.
One thing you can give and still keep is your word.


Look carefully at the closest people in your life, for that is the direction you are heading.
We should not merely endure change but cause it.


Some people go into debt trying to keep up with people who are already there.
The person who knows everything has a lot to learn.


Look around and be aware of all the things to be thankful for.
Sympathy is never wasted except when you give it to yourself.


If you aren't happy with what you've got now, why do you think you'll be happier with more?
Life is not fair. For many people that is a good thing.


Among the hard things about the business of life is minding your own.
40 is old age of youth. 50 is youth of old age.


The poorest person is one whose only wealth is money.
Opportunity knocks but you have to get up and let it in.


Watch your attitude. It’s the first thing people notice about you.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.


There is no limit to what a man can do if he doesn’t mind who gets the credit.
Failure is a temporary event – not a person.


Many things have influenced who I am, but I am responsible for who I become.
In youth we learn. In age we understand.


Better to be criticized by a wise person than to be praised by a fool. Ecclesiastes 7:5
Few people get dizzy from doing too many good turns.


Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate
what they already have.
We're richer when we give and poorer when we keep.


How can we judge success if we haven't experienced failure?
Your life is not your enemy but your thinking can be.


God has 3 answers to prayer: Yes... Not yet... and I have something better in mind.
The harder you work the luckier you get.


To say "Everyone else does it" lowers you to their standards.
Keeping up is always easier than catching up.


There is only one rule for being a good talker -learn to listen.
Commit yourself to quality.


Give people more than they expect, and do it cheerfully.
You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.


It is better to build strong children than to repair adults.
Go out on a limb. That is where the fruit is.


If it's raining cats and dogs, you'll probably see lots of poodles.
Personal gain is not made by crushing others.


When everybody is thinking the same - nobody's thinking.
Excellence: Doing the common things uncommonly well.


Accept correction, and you'll need less of it.
Attitude changes everything.


Optimism is like a muscle that gets stronger with use.
Instead of playing not to lose, play to win.


Life is like a mirror. If you frown, it frowns back -- If you smile, it smiles back.
Learn from people who are smarter than you.


Credentials on the wall do not make me a decent human being.
Successful people keep on doing the basics right.


He who attempts the impossible has little competition.
Success is an attitude; So is failure.


Almost invariably a successful man appears simple but is very wise.
The nicest place to be is in someone's thoughts.


If you are content with what you have done, you will never reach your potential.
Accept people for who and what they are.


The greatest gift a father can give to his children is himself.
Jumping to conclusions can be bad exercise.


When we talk of supporting our family, why do we only think of money?
If you want your dreams to come true -- wake up.


When it comes to doing things for others, some people stop at nothing.
In order to win you have to finish.


The person who learns to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.
Good character is made at home.


Benefit for Jeff Barnes. Dinner, Auction & Dance. 
Fri, May 16th. 5pm. Community Center
Every storm runs out of rain. Then comes the sunshine.


Discussion is an exchange of intelligence. Argument is an exchange of ignorance.
Smooth seas don't make skillful sailors.


Any job big or small, do it right or not at all.
The ability to lie is a liability.


If you don't take care of your body, where will you live?
Use stuff, love people.


If you want something, work for it. If you expect something, wait for it.
Frustration is not having anyone to blame but yourself.


It's taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.
You control your attitude or it controls you.


You'll never find peace of mind as long as you are giving a piece of yours.
Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal.


Without money we would all be rich.
He who throws dirt loses ground.


All too often a clear conscience is merely the result of a bad memory.
It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.


One reaps what one sows  and the sowing of kindness is life's best investment.
The greatest wealth is contentment with little.


The best way to succeed in life is to  act on the advice we give to others.
Faults are thick where love is thin.


About the time you learn to make the most of life,  the most of it is gone.
Easy things become difficult when you do them with reluctance.


It is as thoughtful to acknowledge a good deed as to do one.
Excuses are often the confession of failure.


Every day is judgment day. Use a lot of it.
Common sense is what the world calls wisdom.


A good reputation is precious but a good character is priceless.
A wise man is one who learns from everyone.


Courage is not only standing for what's right, it's doing what's right.
People who make the best of it seldom get the worst of it.


People who complain they don't get all they deserve, don't realize how lucky they are.
Nothing brings good luck like not relying on it.


Don't discourage another's plans unless you have better ones to offer.
Even people on the level have their ups and downs.


All too often you read the directions to find out what you did wrong.
Behind every argument is someone's ignorance.


True humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.   Kay
Don't strive to be perfect, strive to be better.


The gift is what's in your heart, not what's in your hand.  Merry Christmas
To add to your Christmas job, count your blessings.


The gift of happiness belongs to those who unwrap it.
Wherever you are, be there.


When you have been wronged, a poor memory is your best response.
Never interrupt when you are being flattered.


Keep your word. Trust is the most important aspect in relationships.
Look for opportunities to make people feel important.


Other things may change, but we start and end with family. Happy Thanksgiving
Nothing is ever as it first appears.


Those who refuse to learn from others  will be doomed to learn for themselves.
It's better to be a has-been than a never-was.


The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does.
People rise to your expectations.


The best part of beauty is that which no picture can ever express.
Don't just satisfy the customer, surprise them.


You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Criticize behavior, not people.


Work on improving yourself and you will have little time to criticize and judge others.
A man's work is a portrait of himself.


The mark of a man is how he treats a person who can be of no possible use to him.
A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.


If there is no harmony in your life, try changing your tune.
When it's time to die, make sure that's all you have to do.


Speak when you are angry and you'll make the best speech you will ever regret.
If you don't get what you want, want what you get.


Never lie to someone who trusts you;-- Never trust someone who lied to you.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.


A man is rich according to what he is, not according to what he has.
It is the reply that starts the argument.


The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Never bet your money on another man's game.


One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole entire day.
Do what you can. Want what you have. Be who you are.


A lot of happiness is overlooked because it doesn't cost anything.
An egotist is a person who is always me-deep in conversations.


Children are influenced more by their parent's character than by their parent's accomplishments.
Anything worth doing is worth starting.


Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice.
More success is brought by determination than by talent.


A conceited person never gets anywhere because he thinks he is already there.
A hurting person needs a helping hand, not an accusing finger.


Most of the troubles in life are the result of saying yes too soon and no too late.
The people we like the least may need our love the most.


Look around at what you have before you complain about what you don't have
Most of us get run down because we stay wound up.


Our main concern is to do what's right; not what other people think is right.
Two half-truths do not necessarily constitute a whole truth.


Keep your ideals high enough to inspire you and low enough to encourage you.
Go from knowing what others believe to knowing what you believe.


Free storage for the Yarnell fire evacuees.


Cherish your children for what they are, not for what you want them to be.
Do every job as if you were the owner.


If you are too big for a small job, you are too small for a big job.
A compliment is verbal sunshine.


How long will you remain discouraged or frustrated?--
As long as you choose to be.
A good conscience is the best friend you will ever have.


It's all right to compromise in policy but never in principal.
Live so that the good inside is visible on the outside.


Success is not the name of a destination; it is the name of the journey.
The world needs more warm hearts and fewer hot heads.


The diligent farmer plants trees of which he will never see the fruit.
Children who have it all appreciate nothing.


You'll accomplish far more by focusing on your abilities instead of your limitations.
To get the best of an argument, stay out of it.


No man is my enemy, no man is my friend; every man is my teacher. 
Killing time murders opportunity.


Even when you are right, you don't have to be.
He enjoys much who is thankful for little.


Walking is good for the is kneeling.
Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.


You may not be what you think you are, but what you think -- you are.
Champions simply make an extra attempt.


What great things would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
No matter what happens there is someone who knew it would.


Life takes on new interest when we invest in the lives of others.
For fast acting relief, try slowing down.


You can win more friends with your ears than with your mouth.
Be a good listener, but be careful what you listen to.


To be in your children's memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today.
Your outlook on life will be brighter from behind a smile.


If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.
The worst pest in the world is a pessimist.


Worrying does not take away tomorrow's troubles; it takes away today's peace.
Forgiveness is the final form of love.


Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.
Circumstances do not make a man. They reveal him.


Those who can't laugh at themselves leave the job to others.
Take time to think -- It is a source of power.


Dear God: Treat me tomorrow the way I treat others today.
No man knows less than the man who knows it all.


If you're lucky enough to be in Wickenburg, you're lucky enough.
Character is who you are when no one is watching.


He who says he enjoys a cold shower in the morning will also lie about other things.
I am realistic -- I expect miracles.


The only thing worse than losing your eye sight is losing your vision.
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.


We learn from mistakes so don't tolerate mistakes. Encourage them.
He who forgives first -- wins


If your attention is on the tricks of the trade, you will never learn the trade.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.


Donate to Soroptomist the clothes you have not worn this year.
Be there when people need you.


If you do not have a plan for your life someone else will.
Don't look back except to learn


The love we give away is the only love we keep.
Pause and reflect on this joyous season


An apology is a good way to have the last word.
There is more to life than increasing its speed


Christmas Parade of Lights. Fri. Dec 14. 6:30pm. Bring Christmas home from Wickenburg.            
Gift Idea – trike & trailer for WCA. Get them here $50


You may not be able to change the past, but you can let it go.
Our favorite attitude should be gratitude


People forget how fast you did a job but they remember how well you did it.
The best way to get credit is to give it away


A small house will hold as much love as a big one. Happy Thanksgiving
Always try to be a little kinder than necessary


To handle yourself, use your head. To handle others, use your heart.
It is only those who do nothing who make no mistakes


We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are.
Better to be occasionally cheated than perpetually suspicious


Don't bother to be better than your contemporaries; Try to be better than yourself.
The smallest deed is better than the grandest intention


A man is clever by his answers but he is wise by his questions.
Ninety percent of success is showing up


Trust is the single most important factor in both personal and professional relationships.
The best vitamin for making friends is B 1


You will be the same in 10 years except for the people you meet.
What are you doing to make a difference? 


You can't weigh the facts if you've got the scales loaded down with your opinions.
If you can't excel with talent, triumph with effort.


 Don't complain if you don't have what you want. Be thankful you don't get what you deserve.
If you have a weakness, make it work for you as a strength.


If you are all wrapped up in yourself, you are overdressed.
Making a living is not the same as making a life.


The stronger a man is the more gentle he can afford to be.
Don't accept good enough as good enough.


Beware of the effects of decaying morals in our country.
Nothing is politically right that is morally wrong.


If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
Learn to listen. Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly.


A person who will not accept advice will not be helped.
Sorry looks back. Worry looks around. Faith looks up.


You usually get what you expect. Expect the best.
All that is not given is lost.


It is better to be interested than to be interesting.
Heal the past. Live the present. Dream the future.


It is the person who doesn't need a boss who is usually selected to be one.
A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor. 


The best thing parents can spend on children is time, not money.
Those who don't take chances don't make advances.


Opportunity knocks but you have to get up and let it in.
Nothing dies quicker than a new idea in a closed mind.


Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but avoiding them.
Take the word impossible out of your dictionary.


When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
Defeat isn't bitter if you don't swallow it.


The nicest place to be is in someone's thoughts.
None of us is as smart as all of us.


Practice saying something positive to everybody all the time.
Good enough never is.


Invest in yourself. It will pay for the rest of your life.
There's only one way to fail and that's to quit.


Progress has little to do with speed but much to do with direction.
The most important thing about a goal is having one.


Let the ceiling of the past become the floor of your future.
No one will believe you unless you believe in yourself.


You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
Experience is the one thing you can't get for nothing.


It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life.


All mothers are working mothers. Happy Mothers Day 
A goal without a plan is just a wish.


Live so that your friends can defend you but never have to. 
A day without laughter is a day wasted.


Help others get ahead. You will always stand taller with someone else on your shoulders. 
The trick is growing up without growing old.


I'd rather regret the things I've done than the things I haven't. 
What people do not understand, they are against.


There is a purpose for our lives far grander than we might ever have considered. 
Don't let the world squeeze you into its mold.


God never made a promise that was too good to be true. 
Blessed Easter Celebrate the living God. Blessed Easter.


Guys Who Grill. Sunday 11:30–2p Community Center lot. $10 for all you can sample.


When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. 
The most creative ideas come from beginners – not the experts.


Festival of Health. Saturday 8-noon. High School Gym. Free for entire family.


We may never regret being too generous, but regret not being generous enough. 
Don't confuse activity with accomplishment.


It's easy to stand with a crowd; it takes courage to stand alone.
Attitudes are contagious. Is mine worth catching?


The trouble with life in the fast lane is that you get to the other end in an awful hurry. 
In quarreling, the truth is always lost.


What you will be tomorrow depends on the choices you make today.
Don't let anyone steal your dreams.


Before giving a piece of your mind, be sure you can get by with what you have left. 
Those who speak kindly never need to whisper.


Rule Number 1: If we don't take care of the customer somebody else will. 
Wholesome laughter has great face value.


The poorest person is one whose only wealth is money. 
Count the day lost when you have done no worthy deed.


When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.
Work as hard on yourself as you do on your job.


Of all your worries, great or small, the worst of them never happened at all. 
The best time to relax is when you don't have time for it.


We will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.  MLK 
A problem well stated is a problem half solved.


Never fear criticism when you're right; never ignore it when you're wrong. 
Nothing is so strong as gentleness.


Another year older, another year wiser. Oh well, 1 out of 2 ain't bad.
Commit yourself to constant self improvement.


To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover the prisoner was you.
Success in the home is more important than anywhere else.


Christ is the reason for the Christ-mas season. 
Have you noticed? Giving brings more joy than getting.


The heart already knows what the mind can only dream of. Trust your heart. 
Talking is sharing. Listening is caring.


Giving is the secret of a healthy life. Start with encouragement. 
I can alter my life by altering my attitude.


The best helping hand you'll ever find is at the end of your own arm.
The most valuable antiques are old friends.


If you pause to think, you'll have cause to thank. 
We are best when we serve others.


If you don't have anything to pray about, thank God you don't. 
Good examples have far more value than good advice.


If your knees were bent the other way, what would chairs look like? 
A smile is the shortest distance between two people.


Instead of giving till it hurts, keep giving till it feels good. 
Life is what you make it.


Take care of your reputation. It is your most valuable asset. 
Those who never make a mistake never make a discovery.


The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket. 
What sometimes appears to be the end is really a new beginning.


The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who knows why will always be his boss. 
He who is afraid of doing too much always does too little.


We cannot discover new oceans unless we have courage to lose sight of the shore.


Support Hometown girl B'Ann Gardner-Demmitt. Auction-Dinner Benefit. Sat 4-10pm Mecca. $10 
Opportunities to be kind are never hard to find.


One person picking up trash is better than 50 talking about the environment. 
It is easier to keep up than catch up.


If you don't expect anything you are never disappointed. 
If you never try you never fail.


The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. 
Anger is one letter short of danger.


The biggest mistake you can make is to believe that you work for someone else. 
Every day is a blessing.


Get even with someone who has helped you; not with someone who has hurt you. 
Be thankful for the many blessings of our great community.


Contentment makes a poor man rich; discontentment makes a rich man poor. 
If you judge people, you have no time to love them.


Many people think with their hopes, fears or wishes rather than with their minds. 
Wave at children on school buses. School began August 10.


Children are the only future the human race has. Teach them well. 
If at first you do succeed, try something harder.


This week send a note to those people who reached out and affected your life. 
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.


Don't be concerned with what you don't have. Focus on all you do have and who you are. 
Above the clouds, the sun is always shining.


If your job had no problems, you probably would not have your job.
No God, No Peace; Know God, Know peace.


Our grateful thanks to Gary Edwards. Best Town Manager ever for Wickenburg. 
Don't take yourself so seriously – No one else does.


What other people think of you is none of your business. 
Your children get only one childhood.


God never consults your past to determine your future. 
Even when the odds are against you, never quit.


Children will not always listen to you, but they will always imitate you. 
Discipline yourself so others won't have to.


The trouble with doing nothing is you can't stop to rest. 
Never give advice in a crowd.


When you are through changing, you're through.
Take time to listen to your children.


If you don't do more than you're paid for, you'll never get paid more than you do. 
Happiness is always and inside job.


Memorial Day service. Wickenburg Cemetery. 9am Monday


When you forgive others, it is not them who are free, it is you. 
One reason for doing the right thing today is tomorrow.


As long as there are tests in school, there will be prayer in school. 
A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.


Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Sign it with quality. 
Words that soak into your ears are whispered – not yelled.


If you don't care where you are going, any road will get you there.
Don't tell anyone a problem they can't help you solve.


If you come to a fork in the road – Take it! Yogi Berra 
A hero never chooses to be one.


You can't keep a good man down. Blessed Easter 
Christ the Lord is risen. Blessed Easter


What you leave in your children should be more than what you leave to them. 
It doesn't take a very big person to carry a grudge.


The wealthy person is the one who's content with what he has. 
If nothing changes, nothing changes.


Instead of putting others in their place, try putting yourself in their place. 
We should work to become; not to acquire.


We become like the people with whom we associate. Select your friends carefully. 
Look for the beauty and peace in everything.


Give your troubles to God. He will be up all night anyway. 
Happiness is a habit. Cultivate it!


Trust is the single most important factor in relationships. 
To belittle is to be little.


Give to Soroptomist clothes & items you have not used this past year. 
Before entering a battle of wits, check your ammunition.


The most handicapped person in the world is the negative thinker.
Anger is the wind that blows out the light of reason.


The person who moves mountains begins by carrying away small stones. 
Begin the day with friendship and you will only find friends.


Your rewards in life will be in direct proportions to the contribution you make. 
Weary is the path that does not challenge and teach.


You cannot help a person uphill without getting closer to the top yourself. 
A half-truth is a whole lie.


Move toward people who increase you and away from anyone who makes you less. 
A poor listener seldom hears good advice.


Sometimes just knowing you did the right thing is all the reward you'll receive. 
If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.


Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that. Martin Luther King.
When you are jostled, what you are filled with spills out.


If you are looking for a big opportunity, seek out a big problem. 
Storms make oaks take deeper root.


Resolve to laugh, to love and to lift others in 2011. 
The difference between comedy and tragedy is often proximity.