Clean Streets Clean Starts



"BE a pineapple: Stand tall wear a crown and be sweet."

- Jo Moulton 

"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.

"You have to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.

"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

"You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry.

"Human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature cannot be changed.

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.

"I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.

"Human nature will not change. In any future great national trial, compared with the men of this, we shall have as weak and as strong, as silly and as wise, as bad and as good.

"There are no accidents in my philosophy. Every effect must have its cause. The past is the cause of the present, and the present will be the cause of the future. All these are links in the endless chain stretching from the finite to the infinite.

"If I am killed, I can die but once; but to live in constant dread of it, is to die over and over again.

"And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years." - President Abraham Lincoln

"Hide not your talents, they for use were made.  What's a sundial in the shade?

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn." - Benjamin Franklin

"In his 18th Brumaire essay (in which he does make some good points), Marx famously said history repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce. This is now ironically happening with Marxism." - Elon Musk

"We cannot turn back the clock to play Life over again."

"You know what the issue is with this world? Everyone wants some magical solution to their problems and everyone refuses to believe in magic." - Jefferson, "Once Upon a Time"

"The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them." 

- Albert Einstein

"Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there." 

- Will Rogers

"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth." 

- Mohammed Ali

"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do."  

- Leonardo da Vinci

"There are no immunities to trials,  only variations."  - Neal A. Maxwell

"Integrity... Etched in the mirror of our Souls lies the motive, the answer, the truth."

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. 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, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” - Theodore Roosevelt

"We are all here for a spell; get all the good laughs you can." - Will Rogers

"We have arrived at a time where the blame for these problems should be shared by the local political media who gush over a handful of people getting housed while literally hundreds more homeless – sorry, I mean the un-bathroomed, non-domiciled –  arrive by the week because LA is tolerant and accommodating of jarring, anomalous conditions. Our politicians and the media who cover them look down their noses at the rest of us who say this isn’t right, and it’s disgusting and dangerous."

- Daniel Guss, MBA

"Words are powerful.  Words generate thoughts. Thoughts create actions. Actions develop habits. Habits form character. Character determines destiny." - ABC Learn, Inc.

"Simply taking a hands-off approach and creating a constitutional right to live on the street is not going to improve things at all; in fact, we’re seeing that it’s making things much worse."

- Theane Evangelis

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."

- Mahatma Gandhi

“Crystal meth puts you in one of the deepest holes to climb out of. It rots people from the inside out and absolutely owns their lives, and they will do anything in order to exist on it and pursue it.”

- LAPD Chief Michael Moore

“I don’t believe in inheriting money. I think it’s an initiative sucker. I think it’s a curse.”

- Anderson Cooper

"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough."

- Mae West

"Keep your spurs clean."

- Cowboy Hank


"Just start, and you will see and find it." - Lancelot 'Capability' Brown

"One person can make a difference. In fact, it is not only possible for one person to make a difference, it is essential that one person makes a difference. And believe it or not, that person is you." - Bob Riley

"Let the future tell the truth, and evaluate each one according to his work and accomplishments. The present is theirs; the future for which I have already worked, is mine."

- Nikola Tesla

"Your Heart guides you, Your Wings take you & You are Crowned for Achievements."

- Ann Booth  

"If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain. " - Emily Dickinson

"What lies behind us and what lies before us, are all small matters compared to what lies within us."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.  You can practice shooting eight hours a day, but if your technique is wrong, then all you become is very good at shooting the wrong way. Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.” 

- Michael Jordan