What Keeps You Going?

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What Keeps You Going?

What thoughts, phrases, ideas, poems, quotes, songs, sayings or inspirations keeps you going?

My choices ...


Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.

Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.

Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.

Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.

Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

-- Author Unknown


The river is smooth and calm this evening,

The Spring flowers bloom.

The moon floats on the current.

The tide carries the stars.

-- The Emperor Yang of Sui

-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), November 24, 1998


Green bud, a nice glass of merlot, the blues playing in the background, the glowing fire, rain beating against my roof, thunder and lightening, and my husband by my side.

-- bardou (bardou@baloney.com), November 24, 1998.

"If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Moving, be like water. Still, be like a mirror. Respond like an echo."

"Freedom discovers the man the moment he loses concern over what impression he is making or about to make."

"Wisdom does not consist of trying to wrest the good from the evil but in learning to 'ride' them as a cork adapts itself to the crests and troughs of the waves."

"Let yourself go with the disease, be with it, keep company with it -- this is the way to be rid of it."

"Do not run away; let go. Do not seek, for it will come when least expected."

"Eliminate 'not clear' thinking and function from your root."

"The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment."

"Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality."

-- from the Tao of Jeet Kune Do by Bruce Lee (pub. 1976)

-- Jack (jsprat@eld.net), November 24, 1998.

Father holds me gently in the palm of his hands. His love and promises sustain me.

-- Sam Smith (SamS@hotmail.com), November 25, 1998.

"If you can tell the difference between good advice and bad advice, then you don't need advice."

-- Kevin (mixesmusic@worldnet.att.net), November 25, 1998.


Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent

Author Unknown

Author now revealed:

-Calvin Coolidge, 30th US President

The same man who brought you:

The chief business of America is business

-- Uncle Deedah (oncebitten@twiceshy.com), November 25, 1998.

2 Cor. 5:21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

1 Thes. 4:16-17 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. [17] After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.

-- James Chancellor (publicworks1@bluebonnet.net), November 25, 1998.

May the road rise to meet you may the wind be at your back and may the Lord hold you in the hollow of his hand.

The old irish prayer(you knew that)

And I like to listen to the song from Argent circa 1972 called,"hold your head up".


-- nine (nine_fingers@hotmail.com), November 25, 1998.

Unc - EXCELLENT qoute


-- Rick Tansun (ricktansun@hotmail.com), November 25, 1998.

Physically - blue green algae, vitamins, aromatherapy, the Orion mind machine, weight training (not heavy!), the Canadian Air Force keep fit program.

-- Richard Dale (rdale@figroup.co.uk), November 25, 1998.

The first thing in the morning upon awakening I drink at least 2 full glasses of water, the 3rd mixed with fresh apple juice, and I stay regular, if you know what I mean. Without good elimination thoughts are NOT going to keep you going. It is then that thoughts, quotes and the like inspire this human to keep going.

An old timer.

-- Joe (jba@there.com), November 25, 1998.

Nine- you wrote

And I like to listen to the song from Argent circa 1972 called,"hold your head up".

When we graduated from grammer school back in the 50+ years ago, we sang a song that after all these years I still sing, and I am embarrassed to admit I don't know the title. The words are: "When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high...." This music and the words have helped me many times over.

-- Joe (jba@there.com), November 25, 1998.

"You'll never walk alone", anthem of one of the Brit. soccer teams.

-- Richard Dale (rdale@figroup.co.uk), November 25, 1998.


The song you're wondering about, "You'll Never Walk Alone," was written by Rogers and Hammerstein and is from the Broadway musical "Carousel."

In the U.S., the biggest version of it was by Frank Sinatra in 1945. Judy Garland also had a version of it out in 1946.

The last piece of trivia I can give you about this song is that it's very popular in Liverpool, England.

-- Kevin (mixesmusic@worldnet.att.net), November 25, 1998.

My wife and kids (3&5 yrs. old). The future is not looking good right now, and I have always looked forward to the future. I have bleek days, but the old saying "keep on truckin" seems to work for me.

-- Bill (bill@microsoft.com), November 25, 1998.


Two and a half 39" tall smile that can melt my heart laugh that can make me cry fingers that can touch my soul soft little whispers..."my da da" he keeps me going.

Oh, and he loves dinosaurs.

Mike .....

-- Michael Taylor (mtdesign3@aol.com), November 25, 1998.


Just yesterday I was at a friends place and Barbra Streisand was singing your song. Moved, I wrote down the words...

When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high, and dont be afraid of the dark.

At the end of a storm is a golden sky, and the sweet silver song of a lark.

Walk on through the wind, walk on through the rain, though your dreams be tossed an blown.

Walk on , walk on, with hope in your heart, and youll never walk alone, youll never walk alone...

(Synchronicities again Kevin). -- Diane

-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), November 25, 1998.

Mostly my musical side. Tonight it seems to be the poetry of Graeme Edge:

In the Beginning (Graeme Edge)

First Man: I think, I think I am, I think.

Establishment: Of course you are my bright little star. I've miles and miles of files Pretty files of your forefather's fruit And now to suit our great computer You're magnetic ink.

First Man: I'm more than that, I know I am, At least, I think I must be.

Inner Man: There you go, man, keep as cool as you can. Face piles and piles of trials with smiles It riles them to believe that you perceive The web they weave.... and keep on thinking free.

The Word (Graeme Edge)

This garden universe vibrates complete, Some, we get a sound so sweet. Vibrations, reach on up to become light, And then through gamma, out of sight. Between the eyes and ears there lie, The sounds of color and the light of a sigh.

And to hear the sun, what a thing to believe, But it's all around if we could but perceive. To know ultra-violet, infra-red, and x-rays, Beauty to find in so many ways.

Two notes of the chord, that's our full scope, And to reach the chord is our life's hope. And to name the chord is important to some, So they give it a word, and the word is.... OM.

Late Lament (Graeme Edge)

Breathe deep the gathering gloom, Watch lights fade from every room. Bedsitter people look back and lament, Another day's useless energy spent. Impassioned lovers wrestle as one, Lonely man cries for love and has none. New mother picks up and suckles her son, Senior citizens wish they were young.

Cold hearted orb that rules the night, Removes the colours from our sight. Red is grey and yellow white, But we decide which is right. And which is an illusion...

-- Arnie Rimmer (Arnie_Rimmer@usa.net), November 26, 1998.

A Moody Blues fan, eh, Arnie? You'd get along great with my husband!

For me it's my faith, my family, and the hope that we're all wrong and a 1-3 is all that will happen.

-- Tricia the Canuck (jayles@telusplanet.net), November 27, 1998.

Sometimes it's the humor of boards like some of these. Not that most of it isn't serious but sometimes it gets me ROFLMAO.

-- Sue (deco100@aol.com), December 01, 1998.

Like Mike Taylor, et al. it's my small children at home that really keep me pressing forward. Everyday I review my prep list and ask, "If it hit today what would I be totally bummed that I didn't get finished?" Then I work on that for the day/week. Only one way to eat this elephant...one bite at a time.

-- Franklin Journier (ready4y2k@yahoo.com), December 01, 1998.

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