QUOTES TO PONDER

Welcome to page 8 of my collection of quotes.


Catspaw:
"When things are at their worst ... you 'can' make the change .... and when things are at their best you can only grab and hold on while it lasts."

Warren Miller:
"Don't take life seriously because you can't come out of it alive."

Douglas Adams:
"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so."

George Elliot:
"Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles."

George Elliot:
"It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them."

Calvin Coolidge:
"Little progress can be made by merely attempting to repress what is evil; our great hope lies in developing what is good."

H. Jackson Browne, Jr.:
"Think big thoughts, but relish small pleasures."

Albert Einstein:
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed."

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662):
"Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men's souls, and a beautiful image it is."

Nido Qubein:
"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start."

Oscar Wilde:
"A visionary is one who can find his way by moonlight, and see the dawn before the rest of the world."

Georges Louis Leclerc:
"Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."

Tom Bradley:
"The only thing that will stop you from fufilling your dreams is you."

Michael Jordan:
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."

Rwandan Proverb:
"You can out-distance that which is running after you, but not what is running inside you."

Will Rogers:
"Live so that you wouldn't mind selling your pet parrot to the town gossip."

David Whyte:
"Some things cannot be spoken or discovered until we have been stuck, incapacitated, or blown off course for awhile. Plain sailing is pleasant, but you are not going to explore many unknown realms that way."

Allan K. Chalmers:
"The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for."

Author Unknown:
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away."

Henry Ford:
"If you think you can do a thing or you think you can't do a thing, you're right."

Dale Carnegie:
"Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours."

Bill Cosby:
"I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody."

Richard Bach:
"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly."

Max Ehr:
"Therefore be at peace with your god, whatever you conceive him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations in the noisy confusion of life. Keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy."

Albert Einstein:
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

Khalil Gibran:
"Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolutions."

Oscar Wilde:
"A dreamer is one who finds his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world."

Mark Houlahan:
"If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and every day you have the opportunity to write a new page."

Eric Allenbaugh:
"You are in charge of your feelings, beliefs, and actions. And you teach others how to behave toward you. While you cannot change other people, you can influence them through your own behaviors and actions. By being a living role model of what you want to receive from others, you create more of what you want in your life."

Calvin Coolidge:
"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 are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."

Katharine Graham:
"To love what you do and feel that it matters - how could anything be more fun?"

Maya Angelou:
"Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without it we can't practice any other virtue with consistency."

Carolyn Warner:
"I am convinced that attitude is the key to success or failure in almost any of life's endeavors. Your attitude - your perspective, your outlook, how you feel about yourself, how you feel about other people - determines your priorities, your actions, your values. Your attitude determines how you interact with other people and how you interact with yourself."

Norman Vincent Peale:
"Think excitement, talk excitement, act out excitement, and you are bound to become an excited person. Life will take on a new zest, deeper interest and greater meaning. You can think, talk and act yourself into dullness or into monotony or into unhappiness. By the same process you can build up inspiration, excitement and surging depth of joy."

Dennis Miller:
"In a nutshell, just be good and kind to your children, because not only are they the future of the world, but they are the ones who can eventually sign you into the home."

Les Brown:
"You cannot expect to achieve new goals or move beyond your present circumstances unless you change."

Gilda Radner:
"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity."

Pablo Picasso:
"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."

Ginger Rogers:
"When two people love each other, they donít look at each other, they look in the same direction."

Henry Drummond:
"You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love."

Morrie Schwartz:
"Do the kinds of things that come from your heart. When you do you won't be dissatisfied, you won't be envious, you won't be longing for someone else's things. On the contrary, you'll be overwhelmed with what comes back."

Dr. Phil McGraw:
"If you marry for money, you will earn every penny."

Katherine Mansfield:
"The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart."

Arnold Glasow:
"Live so that your friends can defend you, but never have to."

Dale Carnegie:
"Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours."

Jim Hightower:
"The only things in the middle of the road are yellow stripes and dead armadillos."

Erica Jong:
"I have not ceased being fearful, but I have ceased to let the fear control me. I have accepted fear as a part of life, specifically the fear of change, the fear of the unknown, and I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back, turn back, you'll die if you venture in too far."

Author Unknown:
"Don't walk behind me I will not lead, don't walk in front of me I will not follow, just walk beside me and be my friend."

Author Unknown:
"A person's maturity consists in having found again the seriousness one had as a child, at play."

Author Unknown:
"Love is not blind - it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less."

Author Unknown:
"Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known."

Jo/kudleebear:
"If you cannot truly see, breathe or touch something...it is just a fantasy. But it is these fantasies that make us want for another day and keep us young at heart."

P.T. Barnum:
"Whatever you do, do it with all your might. Work at it, early and late, in season and out of season, not leaving a stone unturned, and never deferring for a single hour that which can be done just as well as now."

Robert A. Johnson:
"Love is the power within us that affirms and values another human being as he or she is. Human love affirms that person who is actually there, rather than the ideal we would like him or her to be or the projection that flows from our minds. Love is the inner god who opens our blind eyes to the beauty, value, and quality of the other person. Love causes us to value the other person as a total, individual self, and this means that we accept the negative side as well as the positive, the imperfections as well as the admirable qualities. When one truly loves the human being rather than the projection, one loves the shadow just as one loves the rest. One accepts the other person's totality."

THE BIBLE-1 Corinthians 13:1-8, 13:
"If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away...And now these things remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

Author Unknown:
"Excellence can be attained if you Care more than others think is wise, Risk more than others think is safe, Dream more than others think is practical, and Expect more than others think is possible."

Plato (427?-347? B.C.):
"Thinking: The talking of the soul with itself."

Chinese Proverb:
"Ask a question and you're a fool for three minutes; do not ask a question and you're a fool for the rest of your life."

Albert Einstein:
"The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them."

Author Unknown :
"We are told never to cross a bridge until we come to it, but this world is owned by men who have 'crossed bridges' in their imagination far ahead of the crowd."



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