QUOTES TO PONDER

Welcome to page 9 of my collection of quotes.


Dogen (1200-1253) Japanese religious leader:
"Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things."

Pindar:
"Every gift, though it be small, is in reality great if given with affection."

Jim Rohn:
"Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention."

Will Rogers:
"Never let yesterday use up too much of today."

Thomas Edison:
"I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

Leo Buscaglia:
"Don't spend your precious time asking 'Why isn't the world a better place?' It will only be time wasted. The question to ask is 'How can I make it better?' To that there is an answer."

Leonardo Da Vinci:
"Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard and not seen."

Emmet Fox:
"There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer, no disease that enough love will not heal, no door that enough love will not bridge, no wall that enough love will not throw down, no sin that enough love will not redeem... It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook, how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all. If only you could love enough, you could be the happiest and most powerful being in the world..."

Martin Luther King, Jr.:
"If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, like Shakespeare wrote poetry, like Beethoven composed music; sweep streets so well that all the host of Heaven and Earth will have to pause and say, Here lived a great sweeper, who swept his job well."

Aldous Huxley:
"Every man's memory is his private literature."

Edward de Bono:
"A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen."

The Wonder Years (TV Show):
"Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose."

J.M. Barrie:
"God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December."

Mark Twain:
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do ... Explore. Dream. Discover."

Eddie Canto:
"Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why."

Theodor Reik:
"Love is an attempt to change a piece of dream into reality."

Mark Twain:
"Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live."

William Arthur Ward:
"Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you."

Albert Einstein:
"A mind that has been stretched will never return to its original dimension."

Kahlil Gibran:
"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain."

J. C. Watts:
"Character is doing the right thing when nobody is looking."

Mark Twain:
"Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live."

Oscar Wilde:
"Always love your enemies -- nothing annoys them so much."

Dale Carnegie:
"You can make more friends in two months by becoming more interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you."

G.K. Chesterton:
"Love means to love that which is unloveable. Otherwise it is no virtue at all."

George Washington Carver:
"99% of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses."

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:
"Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being."

Author Unknown:
"I believe that none of us ever fails at anything. Every time we create something we are successful at creation. However, we do make some poor choices about what we create."

Anthony Robbins:
"Most people fail in life because they major in minor things."

Mary Hemingway:
"Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry. Worry never fixes anything."

H.L. Mencken:
"Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking."

Henry Van Dyke:
"Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity."

George S. Patton, Jr.:
"You are not beaten until you admit it."

John Burroughs:
"The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is 'look under foot.' You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think. The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world."

Garrison Keillor:
"Nothing you do for children is ever wasted. They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted."

Mother Teresa:
"Let us make one point... that we meet each other with a smile, when it is difficult to smile ... Smile at each other, make time for each other."

Arnold H. Glasow:
"Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time."

Barbara Hoffman:
"Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey!"

J.B. Priestly:
" have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning."

George Bernard Shaw:
"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them."

Anthony Robbins:
"Most people fail in life because they major in minor things."

Author Unknown:
"Anyone who thinks sunshine is happiness has never danced in the rain."

John Keats:
"Don't be discouraged by failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid"

John Keats:
"You say you love; but with a voice Chaster than a nun's, who singeth The soft Vespers to herself While the chime-bell ringeth - O love me truly!
You say you love; but with a smile Cold as sunrise in September, As you were Saint Cupid's nun, And kept his weeks of Ember. O love me truly!
You say you love - but then your lips Coral tinted teach no blisses. More than coral in the sea - They never pout for kisses - O love me truly!
You say you love; but then your hand No soft squeeze for squeeze returneth, It is like a statue's dead - While mine to passion burneth - O love me truly!
O breathe a word or two of fire! Smile, as if those words should burn be, Squeeze as lovers should - O kiss And in thy heart inurn me! O love me truly! "

Author Unknown:
"Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have searched, and those who tried, for only they can appreciate the importance of people who have touched their lives."

Beverly Sills:
"I'm not happy, I'm cheerful. There's a difference. A happy woman has no cares at all. A cheerful woman has cares but has learned how to deal with them."

Bonnie Prudden:
"You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again."

Rene Descartes (1596-1650):
"If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things."

Theodore Roosevelt:
"Far better to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory, nor defeat."

Larry Bird:
"A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals."

Michael Levine:
"A pessimist is someone who complains about the noise when opportunity knocks."

Ralph Waldo Emerson:
"The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it's the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship."

Thomas Jefferson:
"Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you."

Barbara Johnson:
"Growing is a lifetime job, and we grow most when we're down in the valleys, where the fertilizer is."

Herman Hesse:
"Happiness is a how, not a what; a talent, not an object."

Norman MacEwan:
"Happiness is not so much in having as in sharing. We make a living by what we get but we make a life out of what we give."

Anna Cummins:
"Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead; Do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead."

Barbara Johnson:
"Growing is a lifetime job, and we grow most when we're down in the valleys, where the fertilizer is."

Matt Groening:
"Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun."

Lou Austin:
"You are here for a purpose. There is not a duplicate of you in the whole wide world; there never has been, there never will be. You were brought here now to fill a certain need. Take time to think that over."

Ralph Waldo Emerson:
"The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it's the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship."

Leo Buscaglia:
"Life is a paradise for those who love many things with a passion."

Author Unknown:
"Happiness is not found at the end of the road, it is experienced along the way. So take not for granted each moment of your life and you will find a reason to be happy each day. Don't worry so much about tomorrow that you forget to live today."

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

Oliver Wendell Holmes:
"The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer."



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