Quotes that make me laugh, smile, agree and / or disagree.
Letting go doesn't mean giving up... it means moving on.
It is one of the hardest things a person can do.
Starting at birth, we grasp on to anything we can get our hands on, and hold on as if we will cease to exist when we let go.
We feel that letting go is giving up, quitting, and that as we all know is cowardly.
But as we grow older we are forced to change our way of thinking.
We are forced to realize that letting go means accepting things that cannot be.
It means maturing and moving on, no matter how hard you have to fight yourself to do so.
A pessimist is a person who has to listen to too many optimists.
Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success.
A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
You are your own judge.
The verdict is up to you.
Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.
Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you.
Life is not easy for any of us.
But what of that?
We must have perseverance and above all, confidence in ourselves.
We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this something, at whatever cost, must be attained.
The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!
Sometimes the strength lies in knowing when to admit defeat and give up.
A women under stress is not immediately concerned with finding solutions to her problems,
but rather seeks relief by expressing herself and being understood.
The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
The greatest success stories were created by people who recognized a problem
and turned it into an opportunity.
As you go on in this world...
always believe in your dreams.
Keep looking forward to the future...
to all you might be.
Don't let old mistakes or misfortunes hold you down.
Learn something new every day.
Be interested in others and what they might teach you.
Believe in yourself.
So long as you are true to the strength within your own heart...
You can never go wrong.
The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.
Never be afraid to try something new.
Remember, amateurs built the ark.
Professionals built the Titanic...
You can have everything in life that you want,
if you will just help enough other people to get what they want.
You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you,
but at the same time you carry them with you,
in your heart, your mind, your stomach,
but a world lives in you.
There are those who work all day.
Those who dream all day.
And those who spend an hour dreaming before setting to work to fulfill those dreams.
Go into the third category because there's virtually no competition.
Steven J Ross
Always make a total effort,
even when the odds are against you.
It's time to start living the life you've imagined.
One's mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness.
Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others.
Be a carrier.
How many husbands have I had?
You mean apart from my own?
Zsa Zsa Gabor
To make progress you must actually get started.
The key is to take a step today.
Not what we give,
But what we share,
For the gift
without the giver
James Russell Lowell
People spend a lifetime searching for happiness;
looking for peace.
They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions,
even other people,
hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them.
The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.
Romana L. Anderson
Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.
If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.
Tao Te Ching
Positive things happen to positive people.
He was a wise man who invented God.
Believe in what makes you feel good
And what makes you happy.
Believe in the dreams you've always wanted to come true,
and give them every chance to.
If you are willing to take the opportunities you are given and utilize the abilities you have,
you will constantly fill your life with special moments and unforgettable times.
No one knows the mysteries of life or its ultimate meaning,
but for those who are willing to believe in their dreams and in themselves,
life is a precious gift in which anything is possible.
The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
Reading without reflection is like eating without digestion.
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive --
to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
You are what you are today because of the choices you made in the past.
You've done it before and you can do it now.
See the positive possibilities.
Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Childhood is the writer's bank balance.
The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else.
The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self.
Madame De Maintenon
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends;
they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors,
and the most patient of teachers.
Charles W. Eliot
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds;
our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Under certain circumstances,
profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.
Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival.
W. Edwards Deming
A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug.
If you want the rainbow,
you've got to put up with the rain.
Yesterday is not ours to recover,
but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Knowing is not enough, we must apply.
Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann von Goethe
When you see failures in life, never get discouraged.
Always remember, a failure is just a test of your commitment on the road to success.
The more failures, the more closer you are to success.
What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple.
Whether you're willing to do it, that's another matter.
What you see depends mainly on what we look for.
Sir John Lubbock
All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action.
Teachers nurture the seeds of today so they may bloom into the flowers of tomorrow.
Virtue has never been as respectable as money.
For every problem, there is one solution which is simple, neat and wrong.
Henry Louis Mencken
No government can be long secure without formidable opposition.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Better a cruel truth than a comfortable delusion.
One should absorb the colour of life,
but one should never remember its details.
Details are always vulgar.
Courage is one step ahead of fear.
You may regret your silence once, but you will regret your words often.
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.
Vernon Sanders Law
The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
Know how to ask.
There is nothing more difficult for some people,
nor for others, easier.
You have to learn that if you start making sure you feel good, everything will be okay.
When you are in any contest you should work as if there were –
to the very last minute –
a chance to lose it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower
We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.
Never chase a lie.
Let it alone, and it will run itself to death.
Life is a zoo in a jungle.
Peter De Vries
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
There is no moral precept that does not have something inconvenient about it.
Waste no tears over the grieves of yesterday.
There art two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness.
He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.
M. C. Escher
Energy is equal to desire and purpose.
Every life is a story; make yours a best seller.
When you are unhappy, is there anything more maddening than to be told that you should be contented with your lot?
Government is not reason;
it is not eloquence;
it is force!
It is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst.
Marcus Valerius Martialis
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
Be great in act, as you have been in thought.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, & it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
Brains, like hearts, go where they are appreciated.
Robert S. McNamara
Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.
Most of the basic truths of life sound absurd at first hearing.
The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
Ruth W. Lubic
Kill one man and you are a murderer.
Kill millions and you are a conqueror.
Kill all and you are a God.
Women are like teabags.
You don’t know how strong they are until you put them in hot water.
Joy is prayer
Joy is strength
Joy is love
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
When all else is lost, the future still remains.
The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer someone else up.
We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
You should always believe what you read in the newspapers, for that makes them more interesting.
Doctors are the same as lawyers; the only difference is that lawyers merely rob you,
whereas doctors rob you & kill you too.
We do not see things as they are.
We see them as we are.
First kiss ever I took.
Like a page from a romance book
James Taylor's Copperline
Babies are always more trouble than you thought - and more wonderful.
Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one.
Leo J. Burke
Babies are such a nice way to start people.
A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.
Every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.
A baby's an inestimable blessing and bother.
Diaper backward spells repaid. Think about it.
A baby is an alimentary canal with a loud voice at one end a no responsibility at the other.
Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare.
Making the decision to have a child--It's momentous.
It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
A baby is a blank cheque made payable to the human race.
Barbara Christine Seifert
Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.
When I was born, I was so surprised I couldn't talk for a year and a half.
A baby is born with a need to be loved
- and never outgrows it.
Frank A. Clark
Little children are still the symbol of the eternal marriage between love and duty.
One touch is worth ten thousand words.
Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever-fresh and radiant possibility.
Kate Douglas Wiggin
Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone,
but still miraculously my own.
Never forget for a single minute,
you didn't grow under my heart, but in it.
In the sheltered simplicity of the first days after a baby is born, one sees again the magical closed circle, the miraculous sense of two people existing only for each other.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
God cannot be everywhere, so he made mothers.
Every child begins the world again.
Henry David Thoreau
There was a never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
To find yourself, think for yourself.
Fear less, hope more;
Eat less, chew more;
Whine less, breathe more;
Talk less, say more;
Love more, and all good things will be yours.
Always kiss your children goodnight - even if they're already asleep.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
The moment a child is born,
the mother is also born.
She never existed before.
The woman existed, but the mother, never.
A mother is something absolutely new.
A crying baby is the best form of birth control.
Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children and no theories.
We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.
In all of the wedding cake, hope is the sweetest of plums.
One should believe in marriage as in the immortality of the soul.
Honore de Balzac
Marriage is love personified
Love one another and you will be happy.
It's as simple and as difficult as that.
I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance,
A church filled with family and friends.
I asked him what kind of a wedding he wished for,
He said one that would make me his wife.
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
Trip over love, you can get up.
Fall in love and you fall forever.
My heart to you is given:
Oh, do give yours to me;
We'll lock them up together,
And throw away the key.
My whole heart for my whole life.
True love stories never have endings.
A hundred hearts would be too few
To carry all my love for you.
A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he's finished.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Spouse: Someone who'll stand by you through all the trouble you wouldn't have had if you'd stayed single.
I love being married.
It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart.
Love is a symbol of eternity.
It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
Do I love you because you're beautiful, Or are you beautiful because I love you?
Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.
Henry David Thoreau
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.
Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have.
Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.
You learn to like someone when you find out what makes them laugh, but you can never truly love someone until you find out what makes them cry.
You know when you have found your prince because you not only have a smile on your face but in your heart as well.
The most beautiful view is the one I share with you.
Soul-mates are people who bring out the best in you. They are not perfect but are always perfect for you.
The ornaments of your house will be the guests who frequent it.
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wherever you go, go with all your heart.
Put your future in good hands - your own.
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.
There are big ships and small ships. But the best ship of all is friendship.
The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.
If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them.
When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope?
We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell.
Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
Do not be afraid of tomorrow; for God is already there.
Physical strength is measured by what we can carry; spiritual by what we can bear.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
I reckon being ill as one of the great pleasures of life, provided one is not too ill and is not obliged to work till one is better.
I wonder why you can always read a doctor's bill and you can never read his prescription.
Finley Peter Dunne
Warning: Humor may be hazardous to your illness.
It is a mathematical fact that fifty percent of all doctors graduate in the bottom half of their class.
In nothing do men more nearly approach the gods than in giving health to men.
To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.
Henry Ward Beecher
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Drugs are not always necessary.
Belief in recovery always is.
The best six doctors anywhere
And no one can deny it
Are sunshine, water, rest, and air
Exercise and diet.
These six will gladly you attend
If only you are willing
Your mind they'll ease
Your will they'll mend
And charge you not a shilling.
Fresh air impoverishes the doctor.
Nothing is more fatal to Health,
than an over Care of it.
A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
Marriage is a triumph of habit over hate.
Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Everything you can imagine is real.
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.
When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.
A bore is a fellow talking who can change the subject back to his topic of conversation faster than you can change it back to yours.
Laurence J. Peter
Fifty years from now it will not matter what kind of car you drove, what kind of house you lived in, how much you had in your bank account or what your clothes looked like.
But the world may be a little better place because you were important in the life of a child.
Blame someone else and get on with your life.
Too often we...enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
John F. Kennedy
Adversity does teach who your real friends are.
Lois McMaster Bujold
Anyone who has got a book collection and a garden wants for nothing.
It was such a lovely day I thought it a pity to get up.
W. Somerset Maugham
The greatest remedy for anger is delay.
Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.
When I am attacked by gloomy thoughts, nothing helps me so much as running to my books.
They quickly absorb me and banish the clouds from my mind.
Michel de Montaigne
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined.
Be aware that a halo has to fall only a few inches to be a noose.
To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.
Gravity is a habit that is hard to shake off.
Every author, however modest, keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast.
Logan Pearsall Smith
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
H. L. Mencken
Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature....
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
It is really asking too much of a woman to expect her to bring up her husband and her children too.
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, "I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one. The other wolf is the loving, compassionate one. The grandson asked him, Which wolf will win the fight in your heart? The grandfather answered, The one I feed.
My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.
The road to truth is long, and lined the entire way with annoying bastards
Alexander Jablokov "The Place of No Shadows"
Desire, ask, believe, receive.
Stella Terrill Mann
To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
Most people have seen worse things in private than they pretend to be shocked at in public.
Edgar Watson Howe
Each day is a new canvas to paint upon.
Make sure your picture is full of life and happiness,
and at the end of the day you don't look at it and wish you had painted something different.
Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Readers are plentiful; thinkers are rare.
The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals.
Sir William Osler
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
We are the hero of our own story.
Coincidences are spiritual puns.
G. K. Chesterton