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1.A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
2.A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
*3.A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.-J. Calvin
*4.Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they're looking for ideas.-Paula Poundstone
*5.Adversity enhances this tale we call life.-Ever Garrison

6.A friend cannot be known in prosperity and an enemy cannot be hid in adversity.-Ecclesiasticus 22:25
7.A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.-Abraham Lincoln
*8.A grownup is a child with layers on.-Woody Harrelson
9.A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.-Winston Churchill
10.A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.-Mahatma Gandhi

11.A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.-Albert Einstein
*12.A profound conviction raises a man above the feeling of ridicule.-John Stuart Mill:
*13.A real man doesn't love a million women, he loves one woman a million ways.
*14.A team of dragons doesn’t need a head. - Stan Shih
*15.Age is an ugly thing, and it goes on getting worse.-Diana Cooper

*16.Age mellows some people; others it makes rotten.
17.All knowledge is not taught in one school.
18.All stories teach us something, and promise us something, whether they're true or invented, legend or fact.-Stewart O'Nan
19.Always seek to find the beauty and love in every situation God places apon your holy path ahead. You are a child of light.
*20.And I don't know if I'm going to get a second chance but I have to believe. That I deserve one. Because we all do.-When A Man Loves A Woman, Movie

*21.An expert is a man who tells you a simple thing in a confused way in such a fashion as to make you think the confusion is your own fault.-William Castle
22.An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.-Mahatma Gandhi
23.An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.-Buddha
*24.And life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.-Anna Mary Robertson
*25.Anybody can win, unless there happens to be a second entry.-George Ade

26.Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.-Albert Einstein
27.As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.-Maya Angelou
28.Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.-Benjamin Franklin
29.Be kinder than necessary, because everyone you meet is fighting some sort of battle.
*30.Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things.-Robert Service

31.Be the best and get prepared to be attacked by mediocres.
*32.Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, your eyes, your smile and kindness in your warm greeting.-Mother Teresa.
33.Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him. After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.-Marilyn Monroe
34.Believe me, every man has his secret sorrow, which the world knows not; and often time we call a man cold, when he is only sad.-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
35.Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?-Richard Bach

*36.Change is inevitable. Except from a vending machine.
*37.Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.-Sophocles
*38.Children are not casual guests in our home. They have been loaned to us temporarily for the purpose of loving them and instilling a foundation of values on which their future lives will be built.-Dr. James C. Dobson
*39.Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.-James Arthur Bladwin
40.Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

42.Disappointments are just God's way of saying..."I've got something better"' Be patient, live life, have faith.
43."Do" because it gives you joy, not because you want to make sure the world loves you.
44.Don't ask God to guide your footsteps if you're not willing to move your feet.
45.Don't be dismayed by good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.-Richard Bach
*46.Don't follow paths. Make α new one and leave α trail.

47.Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired.-Mother Teresa
48.Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.-Norman Vincent Peale
*49.Energizer Bunny arrested and charged with battery.
50.Enjoy today. Three months from now you won't even remember most of what's bothering you!
*51.Every obnoxious act is a cry for help.

52.Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don't have film!
53.Everyone will have their professional identity online to be discoverable for the things that will be important to them -LinkedIn Founder
54.Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.-Albert Einstein
*55.Everything that we need is already in us, we just got to clear away the crap that it's buried under.Love is buried under fear, and partnership, is right there under competition, and there's compassion underneath the greed. -Phenomenon
*56.Everything you want in life is right outside your comfort zone.-Bob Allen

57.Faith is not belief without proof, but trust without reservations.
58.Fear can hold you prisoner, hope can set you free.-Shawshank Redemption
*59.Few people know how to be old.-François de la Rochefoucauld
*60.Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.-Peter F. Drucker
61.Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.-John F. Kennedy

62.Forgive your enemies. It messes with their heads.-Bumper Sticker
*63.For the first half of your life, people tell you what you should do; for the second half, they tell you what you should have done.-Richard Needham
64.Friends are God's ways of apologizing for our families.
65.Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer.
66.Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, "What! You too? I thought I was the only one".-C.S. Lewis

67.Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder.-John F. Kennedy
*68.Giving up doesn't always mean your weak, sometimes it just means your strong enough to let go.
*69.God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.-Mother Teresa
*70.God's love will always be stronger than your sin.
71.God understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to say them.

72.God writes with a pen that never blots, speaks with a tongue that never slips, and acts with a hand that never fails.
*73.Growing up is never easy. You hold on to things that were. You wonder what's to come. But that night, I think we knew it was time to let go of what had been, and look ahead to what would be. Other days. New days. Days to come. The thing is, we didn't have to hate each other for getting older. We just had to forgive ourselves... for growing up.-The Wonder Years
74.Haters don't really hate you, they hate themselves. You are a reflection of what they wish to be.
75.Have compassion for your darker sides, for it is they that need it the most.
*76.He who teaches children learns more than they do.-German Proverb

77.Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.-Buddha
78.Here is a test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't.-Richard Bach
*79.Hey, would you, love me the rest of my life? .... No. I'm gonna love you for the rest of mine.-Phenomenon
80.Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.-Marilyn Monroe
*81.Honk if you love Jesus, text if you want to meet him - Bumper sticker

82.Hope is the ability to hear the music of the future. Faith is having the courage to dance to it today.
*83.Humor helps us to think out of the box. The average child laughs about 400 times per day, the average adult laughs only 15 times per day. What happened to the other 385 laughs?
84."I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do " is the longest sentence?
85.I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to.
*86.I had a lot of growing and a lot of denying of self to do. I am not easily won over, but when I am, I am completely won over.-Willie Aames

*87.I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.-Baron de Montesquieu
*88.I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.-Mother Teresa
89.I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.-Albert Einstein
90.I know you've heard it a thousand times before. But it's true-hard work pays off. If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don't love something, then don't do it.”-Ray Bradbury
*91.I take rejection as someone blowing a bugle in my ear to wake me up and get going, rather than retreat.-Sylvester Stallone

*92.I think I could love you again if you could, for once, say 'I don't know'.-When A Man Loves A Woman, Movie
*93.I told my wife I wanted breakfast in bed. She said go sleep in the kitchen.
94.I will not take responsibility for leading anyone astray... It's not my fault that I have followers!
95.If anyone is crazy enough to want to kill a president of the United States, he can do it. All he must be prepared to do is give his life for the president's.-John F. Kennedy
96.If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace.-John Lennon

*97.If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.-Isaac Asimov
98.If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.-Thoreau
99.If you have to put someone down in order to feel taller, you must be awfully small.
100.If you judge people, you have no time to love them.-Mother Teresa
101.If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.-Derek Bok

102.If you want specific answers to prayer, then make specific requests.
103.If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.
*104.If you're gonna screw up, do it while you're young. Older you get, the harder it is to bounce back.-Winston Groom
*105.I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters.-Frank Lloyd Wright
106.In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.-Buddha

107.In life & art, mistakes work best for those who hitch their wagon to the stars and enjoy the journey
108.In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.-Franklin D. Roosevelt
109.Israel was not created in order to disappear - Israel will endure and flourish. It is the child of hope and the home of the brave. It can neither be broken by adversity nor demoralized by success. It carries the shield of democracy and it honors the sword of freedom.-John F. Kennedy
110.It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.-Abraham Lincoln
111.It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.-Abraham Lincoln

112.It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.-St. Francis
113.It isn't the experience of today that drives men mad. It is the remorse for something that happened yesterday, and the dread of what tomorrow may bring.-Robert Jones Burdette
114.It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.-Marilyn Monroe
It's funny about life: if you refuse to accept anything but the very best you will very often get it. ~William Somerset Maugham
115.It's the faith in your dream that gives it a start.-Helen B Johnson
116.I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.-Maya Angelou

117.Jesus said love one another. He didn't say love the whole world.-Mother Teresa
*118.Just because you're not paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.-Colin Sautar
*119.Keep steadily before you the fact that all true success depends at last upon yourself.-Theodore T. Hunger
120.Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching. -George Van Valkenburg
121.Learn to listen, for then you shall be heard.-Brent Hunter

*122.Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.-William Allen White
*123.Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations.You choose how people will affect your mood.You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood.It's your choice how you live your life.
*124.Life is not about the people who act true in FRONT of your face. But its about the people who remain true BEHIND your back.
125.Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
*126.Life is too short to be anything but happy. So kiss slowly, love deeply, forgive quickly and take chances and never have regrets.

*127.Forget the past but remember what it taught you.
*128.Live your life and forget your age.-Norman Vincent Peale
129.Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.-Albert Einstein
*130.Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home. Mother Teresa
*131.Love creates an "us" without destroying a "me".-Leo Buscaglia

*132.Love is blind. Friendship tries not to notice.
*133.Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it destination full of hope.-Maya Angelou
*134.Love the heart that hurts you, but never hurt the heart that loves you.
*135.Love those who hate you, because they ain't got nothing on you. they can only wish to be like you.
*136.Love your enemies. It makes them so damned mad.-P.D. East

*137.Make your life bigger than your dreams. Understand that God's plans for you are bigger than yours and then follow them.
*138.Many believers are "rabbit hole" Christians. In the morning they pop out of their safe Christian homes, hold their breath at work, scurry home to their families and then off to their Bible studies, and finally end the day praying for the unbelievers they safely avoided all day. - Jane Peterson
*139.Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene'.-Homer Simpson.
140.Money can't buy friends, but you can get a better class of enemy.-Spike Milligan
141.Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going!-Jim Ryun

142.Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president, but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.-John F. Kennedy
143.My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you before you can move on.-Forrest Gump
*144.Never miss a good chance to shut up.
145.Never stir up litigation. A worse man can scarcely be found than one who does this.-Abraham Lincoln
*146.Never too old to learn.-Latin proverb

*147.Nobody can hurt me without my permission.-Mahatma Gandhi
148.No God - No Peace. Know God - Know Peace.
149.No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.-Buddha
*150.No matter how hard you try to please someone, you are never enough for them UNLESS they feel the same way about you.
*151.Now I'm growing and I can see my faults. I can look at myself objectively and say I can't blame anyone else; it was my own damn fault.-Christopher Atkins

*152.Old age comes at a bad time.-San Banducci
*153.Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that happen to a man.-Leon Trotsky
154.One thing is sure. We have to do something. We have to do the best we know how at the moment... If it doesn't turn out right, we can modify it as we go along.-Franklin D. Roosevelt
155.Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.-Richard Bach
156.Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.-Albert Einstein

157.Peace: it doesn’t mean to be in a place with no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of these things and still be calm.
158.People see God every day, they just don't recognize him.-Pearl Bailey
159.People who brag haven't learned that it's not the whistle that moves the train.
160.Please feel perfectly free to not take anything you read literally. Imagination is divine.
*161.Pray and let God worry.-Martin Luther

162.Pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing.-Peyton Manning
163.Remember, before you repeat a story, ask yourself - is it true? Is it fair? Is it necessary? If not, do not repeat it. Keep quiet. Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Shallow minds discuss people. Which are you?-Ann Landers
*164.Santa Claus has the right idea, visit people once a year.-Victor Borge

She has 600 different smiles. They can light up your life. They can make you laugh out loud, just like that. They can even make you cry, just like that. That's just with her smiles. To think of all the things she lives through, and I couldn't help her.-When A Man Loves A Woman, Movie
165.Small is the number of people who see with their eyes and think with their minds.-Albert Einstein
*166.Some one who does not accept you at your worst has no right to be with you at your best.

*167.Some praise at morning what they blame at night; But always think the last opinion right.-Alexander Pope
168.Sometimes in life you have to take a step back to take a better leap forward.
169.Sometimes when you stop asking yourself "what if" and you start saying "why not" and just go for it, really great things happen!
*170.Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.-Harriet Braiker
*171.Struggles are required in order to survive in life because in order to stand up, you've got to know what falling down is like.

172.Success is not always about money - measure it by the amount of love, laughs & experiences you have had & the dreams that you have made true.
173.Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals.-Jim Rohn
174.Teachers call it CHEATING. Students call it TEAMWORK.
175.The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.-William James
*176.The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.-W. C. Fields.

177.The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.-Mother Teresa
*178.The biggest pain of love is when people still stay while they should let it go.
179.The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.-Albert Einstein
180.The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
*181.The easiest way to teach children the value of money is to borrow some from them.

*182.The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.-Ecc 7:8
*183.The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been.-Madeleine L'Engle
*184.The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have.
*185.The humor goes around, and he that laughs at me today will have somebody laugh to laugh at him tomorrow.-Seneca
*186.The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.-Voltaire

187.The mind is everything. What you think you become.-Buddha
188.The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.-Confucius
*189.The more pride we have, the more other people's pride irritates us.-C. S. Lewis
190.The one who asks questions doesn't lose his way.
*191.The only people you need in your life are the ones that need you in theirs.

*192The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.
193.The simplest questions are the most profound. Where were you born? Where is your home? Where are you going? What are you doing? Think about these once in a while and watch your answers change.-Richard Bach
*194.The spiritual eyesight improves as the physical eyesight declines.-Plato
195.The trouble with censors is that they worry if a girl has cleavage. They ought to worry if she hasn't any.-Marilyn Monroe
196.There are two ways of spreading light. To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.-Edith Wharton

197.There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.-Albert Einstein
*198.There's nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child.-Frank A. Clark
199.There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands. You seek problems because you need their gifts.-Richard Bach
200.There is nothing in your life that you cannot overcome; no hurt is too deep that you cannot move forward. You have the power to let go of the negative things of your past. You may have been knocked down a thousand times, but you have the power to get back up again. You have the power to stand strong. Refuse to accept less than God's best.
201.There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.-Mahatma Gandhi

202.They say that age is all in your mind. The trick is to keep it from creeping down into your body.
*203.Those of us who had a perfectly happy childhood should be able to sue for deprivation of literary royalties.-Chris Patten
*203.Through the good times. Through the bad times. When a Man Loves a Woman it's for all times.-Tagline
*204.Too many people grow up. That's the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They forget. They don't remember what it's like to be 12 years old. They patronize, they treat children as inferiors. Well I won't do that.-Walt Disney
*205.To reach a port, we must sail - sail, not tie at anchor - sail, not drift.-Franklin D. Roosevelt

206.To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.
*207.We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.-Phyllis Diller
208.We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.-Mother Teresa
209.We wait all these years to find someone who accepts us as we are, someone with a wizard’s power to melt stone to sunlight, who can bring us happiness in spite of trials, who can face our dragons in the night, who can transform us into the soul we choose to be. Just yesterday, I found that magical Someone is the face we see in the mirror. It’s us and our homemade masks.-Richard Bach
*210.We've had bad luck with children; they've all grown up.-Christopher Morley

211.What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls the butterfly.-Richard Bach
212.What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth.
*213.When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
*214.When he tried to help I told him that he made me feel small and worthless. But nobody makes us feel that, we do that for ourselves. I shut him out because I knew if he ever really saw who I was inside, that he wouldn't love me.-When A Man Loves A Woman, Movie
215.When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.-Ruskin

216.When someone tells you what you don't want to hear, it's the truth, and when someone tells you exactly what you want to hear, it's a lie.
217.When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
218.When we lose God, it is not God who is lost.
219.When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.-Peace Pilgrim
220.When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.-Franklin D. Roosevelt

221.Whenever I find the key to success, someone changes the lock.
*222.Women are angels. When someone breaks their wings, they simply continue to fly...on a broomstick. They are flexible like that.
223.Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching. Sing like nobody's listening. Live like it's Heaven on Earth.
*224.You cannot do wrong without suffering wrong.
225.You cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

226.You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.-Winnie the Pooh
*227.You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.-Abraham Lincoln
228.You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself
229.You never really stop loving someone. You just learn to try to live without them.
230.You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.-Buddha
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Books Sold - 6 Nov 2011 to 31 May 2012

Some of you have asked me for my total number of books sold to evaluate KDP Select so here it is. Bear in mind, that results will vary based on genre and author. Good luck and remember, Keep Moving Forward.

Total - 120,836

1. Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out
Amazon Kindle - 42,559
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2. Frequent Traveller
Amazon Kindle - 35277
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3. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 1
Amazon Kindle - 462
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4. Mirror Me Martha (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 281
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5. Drive On Hope (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 190
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6. Blog-A-Licious Directory 2012
Amazon Kindle - 1
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7. Pandora's Reading Room 1
Amazon Kindle -
Paperback - N/A

8. The Cat That Barked (Short Story)
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9. Dora's Essentials - Examining Anxiety
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10. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 2
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11. Elevenses from Around the World
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12. Genetically Modified Foods vs. Sustainability
Amazon Kindle -

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My Soul Slippers

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Rediscovering Domesticity

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Raising Amelie

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Blognostics - Poetry


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