Dr. Hope, J.A.P.D. (Just A Pretend Doctor)

 Author, Musician, Poker Player, and All Around Silly Guy, whose real name is Tim Anders

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Dr. Hope's Quote of the Day


“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.”



“When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it.  Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.”

Jacob Riis


“Thomas Edison dreamed of a lamp that could be operated by electricity, began where he stood to put his dream into action, and despite more than ten thousand failures, he stood by that dream until he made it a physical reality. Practical dreamers do not quit.”

Napoleon Hill


“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men 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. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

Calvin Coolidge


“No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.”

Helen Keller


“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.”



“Success and failure. We think of them as opposites, but they’re really not.  They’re companions—the hero and the sidekick.”

Laurence Shames


“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can learn from it, So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that’s where you will find success.”

Thomas J. Watson


“You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.”

Wayne Gretzky





Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes.

~Jack Handey


Accept that some days you are the pigeon, and some days you are the statue.



Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

~Benjamin Franklin


Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

~Mark Twain


If at first you don't succeed, remove all evidence you ever tried.

 ~David Brent


If you can keep your head when all around you have lost theirs, then you probably haven't understood the seriousness of the situation.

~David Brent


Sometimes life's Hell. But hey! Whatever gets the marshmallows toasty.

~J. Andrew Helt


A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

~Herm Albright


We find things where we look for them, which is why I never look for a golf ball out of bounds.

~Robert Brault


The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on.

~Robert Bloch


Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them is making a poop, the other one's carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge.

~Jerry Seinfeld




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