A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.— Lois Wyse
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A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do.
Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.
If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I'd have had them first.
The single and most dangerous word to be spoken in business is no.
The second most dangerous word is yes. It is possible to avoid saying either.
Did I choose you? Did you choose me? And what difference does it make? All that really matters, friend, is that we chose together.
No matter what the job description says, your real job is to make the boss look good.
Carelessness with details sinks more careers than anyone will admit.
For most of us, dreams come true only after they do not matter, Only in childhood do we ever have the chance of making dreams come true when they mean everything.
Age becomes reality when you hear someone refer to that attractive young woman standing next to the woman in the green dress, and you find that you're the one in the green dress.
We are the generation that came of age in an ageless society.
I thought about all of us women and how we spend half our lives rebelling against our mothers and the next half rebelling against our daughters.
Love is a great glue, but there is no cement like mutual hate.
Briefcases, like CEOs, should never look new and unused.
... letters freeze time for us, eternalizing shared experiences so we can go back and draw strength from them. Letters are like deposits in a secret bank that can be withdrawn when they are needed. And as we look back in love, we appreciate anew the thought and time that was taken to express those feelings.
Don't worry whether or not I am now happy. Today is only chapter one, we have yet to write a book.
Didn't we, like our grandchildren, begin with a childhood we thought would never end? Now, all of a sudden, I'm older than my parents were when I thought they were old.
A letter is never ill-timed; it never interrupts. Instead it waits for us to find the opportune minute, the quiet moment to savor the message. There is an element of timelessness about letter writing.
A child who has a grandparent has a softened view of life, the feeling that there is more to life than what we see, more than getting and gaining, winning and losing.
Fear is born in uncertainty and nourished by pessimism.
Nothing is more stylish than power.
Women on the way up generally fail to win popularity contests.
The only compensation is that once you're there you will become very well liked.
... in this impersonal world of the nine-digit zip code, credit cards, and numbered bank accounts, in this world of no marriage, late marriage, and remarriage, the operative word in office relationships is 'family.
Power never takes two weeks off. Power takes long weekends.
Your mother calls and says she hasn't seen you for a long time.
The first year: You invite her for a week. You give her your room, and you both sleep on the lumpy studio couch. The fifth year: Your mother sleeps on the lumpy studio couch. The tenth year: You send the children to mother.
Men are taught to apologise for their weaknesses, women for their strengths.
Most meetings are too long, too dull, too unproductive - and too much a part of corporate life to be abandoned.
All friends are not for life, but if you have a true friend, you have a life.
Don't get so involved in the duties of your life and your children that you forget the pleasure. Remember why you had children.
Power always works from the corner office.
Corporations, being only human, make mistakes.
Sometimes you may end up working for one of those mistakes.
Power, like fear, had a taste. But power tasted better.
Don't ever take advice from anyone who starts a sentence with, 'You may not like me for this, but it's for your own good - ' It never is.
So, if you have a grandma, thank the good Lord above, and give your grandmamma hugs and kisses, for grandmothers are to love.
For all of us, whether we walk old paths or blaze new trails, friends remain important.
It was only long after the ceremony that we learned why we got married in the first place.
Always hire people who are better than you.
Hiring dummies is shortsighted. You can't move up the ladder until everyone is comfortable with your replacement.
Letters remind us that when we write we can bring back the best of times, even make time stand still, if only for a few minutes.
If you can't add to the discussion, don't subtract by talking.
there is no noise louder than a silent phone.
Grandmothers are to life what the Ph.
D. is to education. There is nothing you can feel, taste, expect, predict, or want that the grandmothers in your family do not know about in detail.
I have a theory that since everyone is always dieting, no one at a convention dinner ever eats the potatoes. Therefore, they go back to the kitchen uneaten. And the next night they reappear at another convention. Therefore, one should never eat the potatoes. Who knows? They may be six or seven years old.
The only people in the world who can change things are those who can sell ideas.
Repeat nothing - absolutely nothing - that is told you in confidence.
There is no such thing as telling just one person.