In Memory of Jim Catapano
February 25, 1956 - July 30, 2009
Until we meet again
Jim's Quotes
A very special person Jim Catapano passed away on July, 30, 2009. He died at the age of 53. This is a list of the quotes taken from Jimmy’s daybook. His dream was to build a community center in Peru for a community in need. In that center, he wanted to erect a wall of quotes. These are the quotes he was collecting for that wall.

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  • "When you are 55, make the leap from doing well to doing good. Do something really worthwhile that you enjoy…give back…help others…and keep learning by experiencing other lands, cultures and people.
    Message from Jim Catapano to Jim Catapano 11/22/02
  • "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail."
  • "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  • "Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion"
    George Wilhelm Freiderich Hegal
  • "The meaning of things lies not in the things themselves but in our attitude towards them."
    Antoine DeSaut ???? Can’t read Jimmy’s writing.
  • "Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face."
    Victor Hugo
  • "Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach him to fish and feed him for a lifetime."
    LaoTzer ? Can’t read Jimmy’s writing
  • "The greatest battles of life are fought out everyday in the silent chambers of one’s own soul"
  • "Become the change that you seek in the world."at you seek in the world."
  • "No one on their deathbed ever wished they had spent more time at the office."
  • "The greatest work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own home."
    Harold B. Lee
  • "No other success can compensate for failure in the house."
    David O. Makey? Matthew 6:32-33
  • "Change before you have to. Control your destiny, or someone else will."
    Jack Welch
  • "If you don’t have a strategy, you will be permanently reactive and part of someone else’s strategy.
    Alvin Toffler?
  • "The best time to change is before you are forced to."
  • "If you don’t know where you are going any road will get you there."
  • "What gets measured gets done."
  • "Difficulties come not to obstruct but to instruct."
  • "Circumstances do not make the man, they simply reveal him to himself."
  • "It’s not what happens to you, but how you respond to what happens to you that counts."
  • "Dream as if you will live forever, and live as if you’ll die tomorrow."
    James Dean
  • "A ship in the harbor is safe. But that’s not what a ship is built for."
  • "Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened."
  • "Unto whom much is given, much is required."
  • "Build from strength, make the weakness irrelevant."
     P. Drucker
  • "He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how."
     Freidrich Nietzche
  • "Consciousness creates reality. Expectation decisively influences outcome."
    Deepak Chopra?
  •  "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step."
    Lao Tzu?
  • "For fast acting relief, try slowing down."
    Lily Tomlin
  • "For every door that closes another opens. Every ending contains a beginning"
    Tom Gegox ?
  • "Vision without action is a daydream; action without a vision is a nightmare."
    Japanese proverb
  • "Pray as if everything depended upon God, act as if everything depends on you."
  • "Inch by inch it’s a cinch, by the yard it’s hard."
  • "I think therefore I am. I dream therefore I become."
  • "Wealth is measured not by what you have, but what you have given away."
  • "To believe in something and not to live it is dishonest."
    Mahatma Ghandi
  • "A leader with total vision gives the "why" before the "what" and then figures out the "how" and "when".
  • "Be so good they can’t ignore you."
    Steve Martin
  • "You will miss 100% of the shots you don’t take."
    Wayne Gretzky
  • "Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hate It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shoulders of selfishness."
    William A. Ward
  • One of my favorite quotes:
  • "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose."
  • "What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Your attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty and every difficulty has an opportunity."
    J Sidlow Baxter ?
  • "Gods delays are not Gods denials."
    Troy Robbins
  • "The road to "Some Day" leads to a town called "Nowhere."
  • "The greatest mistake a man can make is to sacrifice health for any other advantage."
  • Arthur Schopenhauer-Leeman ?
  • "The worst things you can do for those you love are things they could and should do for themselves."
  • "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
    Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • "The destiny of man is in his own soul."
  • "Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment."
    Jim Rohn
  • "The great end in life is not knowledge but action."
    Thomas Henry Huxley
  • "Our life is what our thoughts make it."
    Marcus Aurelius Antoveras
  • "We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are."
    Anais Nin?
  • "Things do not change, we change."
  • "There is nothing like a dream to create the future." Victor Hugo
  • "One man with courage makes a majority."
    Andrew Jackson
  • "Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance."
    Bruce Barton
  • "Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • "The greatest happiness in life is the conviction we are loved."
    Victor Hugo
  • "The human body is the best picture of the human soul."
    Ludwig Withgenstein?
  • "Every moment is made glorious by the light of love."
  • "Every man is the architect of his own fortune."
  • "It is not God’s will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy."
    Immanuel Kant
  • "The tragedy of life is not in the last of death but in what dies inside of us while we live."
    Norman Cousins ?
  • "We are what we repeatedly do."
  • "The one thing I know is if your best player has great character, the chances of success are incredible. If your best player is not of good character, then you have a problem. Best players can get rewarded with the most money and public adoration, but in the locker room and on the court, they are part of the team."
    NBA Coach Larry Brown
  • "The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and a thousand things well."
    Hugh Welpole
  • "Today, I shall judge nothing that occurs."
  • "It is better to trust and be disappointed once in a while, than to mistrust and to be miserable all of the time."
    Abraham Lincoln
  • "Thoughts manifest as the word, words manifest into deeds, deeds form into habits, and the habits harden into character. So, watch your thoughts."
    Thomas Martin (Christian Monk)
  • "What lies behind and what lies beyond pale in comparison to what lies within."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "Your beliefs become your reality. Whether you believe you can or believe you can’t, you are right."
  • "Food is for nourishment, not for pleasure. Exercise is the key to self-love."
  • "There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there."
  • "You need not leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. You need not even listen, simply wait. You need not even wait, just learn to become quiet, and still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice; it will roll in ecstasy at your feet."
    Austrian Philosopher Franz Kafka
  • St. Francis said, "Preach the gospel, and use words if necessary." Actions speak louder than words.
  • "Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get."
    George Bernard Shaw
  • "Take joy in the simple pleasures of life, music, singing, dancing, reading, interacting with and helping others; Materialistic things are fleeting and they hold little or no significance."
    Catapano paraphrasing Morrie (Tuesdays with Morrie)
  • "In marriage, you must have honest and open communication and trust. You must have a common set of values and beliefs. Opposites may attract initially, but long term, it becomes devisive."
  • "The world steps aside to let any man pass, if he knows where he is going."
  • "Sometimes it’s best not to go fast. There are beautiful sights to see when you’re last. Shouldn’t it be, at looking back at the end, that you judge your own race by the help that you lend."
    Jamie Lee Curtis
  • "You can live in a world of solutions or problems. It’s the same world."
    Deborah Shane?
  • "Do not follow where the path may lead… go where is no path and leave a trail."
  • "Some people feel that tears are a river that help you move forward."
  • "There are those that make things happen. There are those who watch things happen, and there are those who have no idea of what’s happening."
  • "Greatness is determined by service"
    Rev. Martin Luther King
  • "Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity."
  • "If you do right, right will follow."
  • "Don’t complain about what you don’t have. Use what you’ve got. To do less than your best is a sin. Every single one of us has the power for greatness, because greatness is determined by service to yourself and others."
    Oprah Winfrey
  • "We have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it."
    Charles Swindel
  • "If it is to be, it’s up to me."
  • "Between idea and reality there falls a shadow."
  • "God can dream a bigger dream for you than you can ever dream for yourself. Real success comes when you learn to act as if everything depends on you, and pray as if everything depends on god."
    Oprah Winfrey
  • "The fruit of silence is prayer; the fruit of prayer is faith; the fruit of faith is love; the fruit of love is service; the fruit of service is peace."
    Mother Theresa
  • "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space there lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and happiness."
  • "Know thyself. Control thyself, Give thyself."
    Greek Poem?
  • "If you want to make a significant improvement, change your paradigm. If you want to make minor improvements, work on your behavior and attitude."
  • "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience."
    Teiland de Chardin ?
  • "What we are communicates far more eloquently than anything we say or do." "Superior performance is the key to independence of action."
    Michael Capellas