"If you don't have knowledge of something, find people who do." - Jon Huntsman
"A crisis allows us the opportunity to dip deep into the reservoirs of our very being, to rise to levels of confidence, strength, and resolve that otherwise we didn't think we possessed. Through adversity, we come face to face with who we really are and what really counts." - Jon Huntsman
"Leadership is about taking risks. If your life is free of failure, you aren't much of a leader." - Jon Huntsman
"Reprove faults in a way that keeps intact self-confidence and commitment to do better." - Jon Huntsman
"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for." - William Shedd
"There are, basically, three kinds of people: the unsuccessful, the temporarily successful, and those who become and remain successful. The difference is character." - Jon Huntsman
"Trust is a greater compliment than affection. With integrity comes respect." - Jon Huntsman
"Character is most determined by integrity and courage. Your reputation is how others perceive you. Character is how you act when no one is watching." - Jon Huntsman
"As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending." - Andrew Jackson
"One man with courage makes a majority." - Andrew Jackson
"Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability." - John Wooden
"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts." - John Wooden
"Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be." - John Wooden
"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." - John Wooden
"Never mistake activity for achievement." - John Wooden
"Consider the rights of others before your own feelings, and the feelings of others before your own rights." - John Wooden
"Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself." - John Wooden
"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." - John Wooden
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." - John Wooden
"It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out differences." - Harry S. Truman
"The buck stops here!" - Harry S. Truman
"It is amazing what you can accomplish is you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry S. Truman
"America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand." - Harry S. Truman
“One of the greatest secrets of Missionary Work is WORK. If a missionary works, he will get the spirit; if he gets the spirit, he will teach by the spirit; if he teaches by the spirit, he will touch the hearts of the people; and he will be happy. There will be no homesickness, no worrying about families, for all time and talents and interests are centered on the work of the ministry. That’s the secret – work, work, work. There is no satisfactory substitute, especially in missionary work.” - President Ezra Taft Benson
“When you seek for the bad in mankind, expecting to find it, you surely will.” - Abraham Lincoln
“The Lord does not ask about our ability or inability, but only about our availability. And if we prove our dependability, the Lord will take care of our capability.” - Elder Neal A. Maxwell
"Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed sincere words of praise. They're absolutely free and worth a fortune." - Sam Walton
"Capital isn't scarce; vision is." - Sam Walton
"The true worth of man is not to be found in man himself, but in the colours and textures that come alive in others." - Albert Schweitzer
"Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing." - Albert Schweitzer
"Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life." - Albert Schweitzer
"Example is leadership." - Albert Schweitzer
"Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate." - Albert Schweitzer
"An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while the pessimist sees only the red stoplight. The truly wise person is colorblind." - Albert Schweitzer
"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." - Albert Schweitzer
"The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause/ who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails daring greatly." - Theodore Roosevelt
"There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering." - Theodore Roosevelt
"The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it." - Theodore Roosevelt
"Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far." - Theodore Roosevelt
"People as the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives." - Theodore Roosevelt
"Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground." - Theodore Roosevelt
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure ... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy no suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt
"I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do! That is character!" - Theodore Roosevelt
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." - Theodore Roosevelt
"Character is power." - Brooker T. Washington
"There are two ways of exerting one's strength; one is pushing down, the other is pulling up." - Brooker T. Washington
"Courage is fear holding on a minute longer." - George S. Patton
"Success is how high you bounce when you hit the bottom." - George S. Patton
"The truth is found when men are free to pursue it." - Franklin Roosevelt
"The virtues are lost in self-interest as rivers are lost in the sea." - Franklin Roosevelt
"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - Franklin Roosevelt
"Physical strength can never permanently withstand the impact of spiritual force." - Franklin Roosevelt
"Love is never defeated." - Pope John Paul II
"The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them away." - Ronald Reagan
"America is too great for small dreams." - Ronald Reagan
"We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone." - Ronald Reagan
"There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits to the human capacity for intelligence, imagination, and wonder." - Ronald Reagan
"Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than on generation from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it mush be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again." - Ronald Reagan
"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success." - Henry Ford
"You cannot build a reputation on what you're going to do." - Henry Ford
"Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits." - Henry Ford
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." - Henry Ford
"Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice." - Henry Ford
"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business." - Henry Ford
"Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within." - Helen Keller
"When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed foor that we do not see the one which has been opened for us." - Helen Keller
"To be blind, but worse is to have eyes and not see." - Helen Keller
"An eye for an eye ends up making the whole world blind." - Mahatma Gandhi
"Glory lies in the attempt to reach one's goal and not in reaching it." - Mahatma Gandhi
"We must become the change we want to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." - Mahatma Gandhi
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." - Mahatma Gandhi
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men." - John F. Kennedy
"The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, and inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly." - John F. Kennedy
"Information is not knowledge." - Albert Einstein
"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character." - Albert Einstein
"Try not to become a man of success but rather a man of value." - Albert Einstein
"Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite." - Nelson Mandela
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." - Nelson Mandela
"As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same." - Nelson Mandela
"The history of freedom is never really written by chance but by choice." - Dwight Eisenhower
Only our individual faith in freedom can keep us free." - Dwight Eisenhower
"The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionable integrity. Without it, no real success is possible." - Dwight Eisenhower
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both." - Dwight Eisenhower
"When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"What is to give light must endure the burning." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will." - Vince Lombardi
"Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." - Vince Lombardi
"The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising after you fall." - Vince Lombardi
"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary." - Vince Lombardi
"Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit." - Vince Lombardi
"Leaders aren't born, they are made. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal which is worthwhile." - Vince Lombardi
"Confidence is contagious. So is the lack of confidence." - Vince Lombardi
"There is only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything." - Vince Lombardi
"I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday." - Abraham Lincoln
"The probability that we may fall in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just." - Abraham Lincoln
"I leave you hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal." - Abraham Lincoln
"The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time." - Abraham Lincoln
"Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children." - Walt Disney
"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." - Walt Disney
"When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable." - Walt Disney
"If you can dream it, you can do it." - Walt Disney
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the staircase." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The time is always right to do what is right." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
"It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one." - George Washington
"Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected." - George Washington
"Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder." - George Washington
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company." - George Washington
"We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do." - Mother Teresa
"Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand." - Mother Teresa
"If you judge people, you have no time to love them." - Mother Teresa
"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." - Mother Teresa
"Good works are links that form a chain of love." - Mother Teresa
"I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt." - Mother Teresa
"Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person." - Mother Teresa
"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies." - Mother Teresa
"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." - Mother Teresa
"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help a man with the wrong mental attitude." - Thomas Jefferson
"Delay is preferable to error." - Thomas Jefferson
"The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object." - Thomas Jefferson
"It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required." - Winston Churchill
"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill
"Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb." - Winston Churchill
"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." - Winston Churchill
"The price of greatness is responsibility." - Winston Churchill
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill
"Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put its pants on." - Winston Churchill
"Well done is better than well said." - Benjamin Franklin
"Take time for all things: great haste makes great waste." - Benjamin Franklin
"Rather go to bed without dinner than to rise in debt." - Benjamin Franklin
"A watched pot never boils." - Into the Woods
"Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late." - Benjamin Franklin
"He does not posses wealth; it possesses him." - Benjamin Franklin
"Half a truth is often a great lie." - Benjamin Franklin
"Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing." - Benjamin Franklin
"Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today." - Benjamin Franklin
"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin
"All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immoveable, those that are moveable, and those that move." - Benjamin Franklin
"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security, will deserve neither and lose both." - Benjamin Franklin
"As we must account for every idle word, so must we account every idle silence." - Benjamin Franklin
"A man wrapped up in himself makes a very small bundle." - Benjamin Franklin
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body." - Benjamin Franklin
"Lost time is never found again." - Benjamin Franklin
"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." - Sir Isaac Newton
"I have come to realize that people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." - Abraham Lincoln
"It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness." - Eleanor Roosevelt
"Winning is not everything - but making the effort to win is." - Vince Lombardi
Courage is the finest of human qualities because it guarantees all the others." - Winston Churchill
"The worst prison would be a closed heart." - Pope John Paul II
"The doors of wisdom are never shut." - Benjamin Franklin
"Failure is simply the opportunity to begin more intelligently." - Henry Ford
"When kids occasionally are thoughtless, it is more a case of spontaneous reaction rather than calculated meanness." - Jon Huntsman
"Kids know what's proper behavior even if they don't always show it. Their moral compasses, although still developing, are in working order." - Jon Huntsman
"Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience." - George Washington
"Forget about who finishes first and who finishes last. Decent, honorable people finish races - and their lives - in a grand style and with respect." - Jon Huntsman
"There are times when we react too quickly to catch the rightness or wrongness of something immediately." - Jon Huntsman
"Financial ends never justify unethical means." - Jon Huntsman
"Achieving your dream requires sweat, courage, commitment, talent, integrity, vision, faith, and a few breaks." - Jon Huntsman
"Not only can nice people finish first, they finish better." - Larry King
"... you can do well by doing right." - Larry King

Dan In Real Life

I've decided to join my wife's blog at rikisrambling.blogspot.com. This blog will become a place for all my favorite quotes and old posts.
"He won that incredible race fair and square, fulfilling his dream with moral principles intact, his word being kept, dealing above board and fairly with colleagues and competitors alike, and displaying a demeanor of decency and generosity." - Larry King (spoken about Jon Huntsman)
"Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful." - Warren Buffett
"Sometimes kids dont intend to make a mess, they just havent finished the story yet." - Mark Lyman

my thoughts on sports

First, Basketball. Tonight I played my first basketball game in a while, probably about 5 or 6 years. And I only have two things to say...I'm not very good at basketball and I think that any basketball player that thinks he can play is a bit of a sissy. That's right, a sissy! Now I know the rules of basketball but every time you even touch a player they are like "oh come on ... foul, foul ... you totally got my arm ... etc." I mean, seriously! I think basketball players need to play a REAL sport like soccer!

Next, BCS football. I just want to know when Florida will hand that trophy over to the University of Utah. Clearly, the better team. I'm sitting here listening to the post game stuff and it really just sounds like the adults on Charlie Brown, wah wah wa wa... I think think the poster at the Utah game explain it all, "isn't 13-0 good enough?" In what world is the BCS even close to fair?!

Finally, what is the world's most beloved, watched, and worshiped sport in the world? That's all I have to say about that! Go Utes!

new year's eve

HAPPY 2009!!!

What did I do for New Year's Eve? Not much. I guess that happens sometimes when you have a little baby to watch after. We played a card game in hopes of keeping us awake long enough for the ball drop. We did watch the ball fall and welcomed in the New Year! Riki says that this year is going to be a really good year, and you know what, I believe her. Now I just need to figure out what my resolutions are going to be...