some interesting quotes

Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means.
Leo Buscaglia

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.
Saint Francis De Sales

Junk, someone once said, is what you throw away two weeks before you need it.
Letty Cottin Pogrebin

When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you
till it seems as if you couldn’t hold on a minute longer, never
give up then, for that’s just the place and time that the tide’ll turn
Harriet Beecher Stowe

Work and play are words used to describe the same thing under differing conditions.
Mark Twain

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
Josh Billings

Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
Charles Dickens

Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you’d have preferred to talk.
Doug Larson

Money and time are the heaviest burdens of life…and the unhappiest of all mortals are those who have more of either then they know how to use.
Samuel Johnson

You can’t reason with your heart; it has its own laws, and about things thumps which the intellect scorns.
Mark Twain

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
Virginia Woolf

All grown-ups were once children. (But few of them remember it).
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There are no miracles for those that have no faith in them.
French proverb

Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
Albert Camus

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
Soren Kierkegaard

Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
An Wang
Dancing is a wonderful training for girls, it’s the first way you learn what a man is going to do before he does it.
Christopher Morley

Hope is a waking dream.
Aristotle

An optimist is the human personification of spring.
Susan J. Bissonette

Love conquers all things – except poverty and toothache.
Mae West

Courage is very important. Like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.
Ruth Gordon

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
Babe Ruth

Happiness is a place between too little and too much.
Finnish proverb

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
Anne Frank

There is nothing that cannot be achieved by firm imagination.
Japanese proverb

Our attitude toward life determines life’s attitude towards us.
Earl Nightingale

A word of encouragement during a failure is worth more than an hour of praise after success.
Anonymous

Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
Robert Schuller

Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
Samuel Johnson

If you shout at a lion be sure you can shut the door.
Tonga proverb

Happiness is a place between too little and too much.
Finnish proverb

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Anne Frank

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Scott Adams

To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Anne-Sophie Swetchine

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Benjamin Franklin

Just living is not enough…one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Anderson

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
Jim Valvano

One man’s garbage is another man’s anniversary present.
Bryan Cranston

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
Thomas Carlyle

Success has a simple formula: do your best, and people may like it.
Sam Ewing

A single rose can be my garden… a single friend, my world.
Leo Buscaglia

Experience is what causes a person to make new mistakes instead of old ones.
Anonymous

A life without love is like a year without summer.
Swedish proverb

Wisdom is the quality that keeps you from getting into situations where you need it.
Doug Larson

When a man comes to me for advice, I find out the kind of advice he wants, and I give it to him.
Josh Billings

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.
Peter T. Mcintyre

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.
Irish proverb

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody, it saves so much trouble. Rudyard Kipling

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open. John Barrymore

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
William Arthur Ward

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
Thornton Wilder

There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament.
Henry Van Dyke

That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful.
Ninon de L’Enclos

Forgive all who have offended you, not for them, but for yourself.
Harriet Nelson

One interpretation of the phrase might be as an existential cautionary term. Much like “eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.” or Memento mori.

Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun.
George Scialabba

Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.
Jesse Jackson

Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out.
Michael Burke

Life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you wish, but you only spend it once.
Lillian Dickson

Mirth is God’s medicine. Everybody ought to bathe in it.
Henry Ward Beecher

When words leave off, music begins.
Heinrich Heine

Luck has a peculiar habit of favoring those who don’t depend on it.
Anonymous

Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
Henry Ford

One moment of patience may ward off great disaster. One moment of impatience may ruin a whole life.
Chinese proverb

No road is long with good company.
Turkish proverb

The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.
Peter F. Drucker

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
Mother Teresa

Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.
David Frost

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
Mark Twain

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
Peter Marshall

We must make our lives as we sew, stitch by stitch.
Marceline Desbordes-Valmore


Apology is a lovely perfume; it can transform the clumsiest moment into a gracious gift.
Margaret Lee Runbeck

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.
Mary Engelbreit

Babies are such a nice way to start people.
Don Herrold

Love is like a butterfly: It goes where it pleases and it pleases wherever it goes.
Anonymous

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Winston Churchill

Dancing is like dreaming with your feet!
Constanze

A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.
Anonymous

Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.
Ernestine Ulmer

The road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination; it is essentially a part of it.
Charles DeLint

Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent.
Langston Coleman

The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.
John E. Southard

The road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.
Marian Zimmer Bradley

Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it.
Anonymous

Laughter is an instant vacation.
Milton Berle

Every day is an opportunity to make a new happy ending.
Anonymous

We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
Frederick Koenig

You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
Charles Buxton

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
Victor Borge

Memory… is the diary that we all carry about with us.
Oscar Wilde

When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice.
William James

Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you – not because they are nice, but because you are.”
Anonymous

Put your heart, mind, intellect, and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
Sri Swami Sivananda

A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.
John C. Maxwell

If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.
Mark Twain

If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.
Robert Quillen

The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
Benjamin Disraeli

Beauty comes as much from the mind as from the eye.
Grey Livingston

Promise only what you can deliver. Then deliver more than you promise.
Anonymous

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus

It’s so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to.
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Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
William James

Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume.
Jean de Boufflers

Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier.
Anonymous

I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself. I will be rich by myself, and not by borrowing.
Michel de Montaigne

The mother of excess is not joy but joylessness.
Friedrich Nietzsche

It’s just like magic. When you live by yourself, all of your annoying habits are gone.
Merrill Markoe

An apology is a good way to have the last word.
Anonymous

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.
John Barrymore

Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.
John Barrymore

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
Jane Austen

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
J.M. Barrie

He who has health has hope, and he who has hope has everything.
Arabian proverb

Charm is a glow within a woman that casts a most becoming light on others.
John Mason Brown

Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun.
George Scialabra

There is no greater loan than a sympathetic ear.
Frank Tyger

The real problem of leisure time is how to keep others from using yours.
Arthur Lacey

Just living is not enough… One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Andersen

Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that.
Michael Leunig


The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.
Wilson Mizner

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
Japanese proverb

An eye f
or eye only ends up making the whole world blind.

Mahatma Gandhi

Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead.
Mac McCleary

Nothing on Earth is so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.
Steve Almond

A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks.
Charles Gordt

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
Pierre Corneille

don’t like gourmet cooking or ‘this’ cooking or ‘that’ cooking. I like good cooking.
James Beard

Enjoy yourself. It’s later than you think.
Chinese proverb

Change is inevitable – except from a vending machine.
Robert C. Gallagher

Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success.
Anonymous

True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.
Dave Tyson Gentry

We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.
Japanese proverb

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
Mahatma Gandhi

Hospitality is making your guests feel at home, even if you wish they were.
Anonymous

Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.
Napoleon Bonaparte

I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.
Steven Wright

You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.
Anonymous

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
Jacques Prévert

I think the next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it.
Frank A. Clark

There is nothing so well known as that we should not expect something for nothing – but we all do and call it Hope
Edgar Howe

I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.
Mark Twain

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.
Irish proverb

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Stressed spelled backwards is desserts. Coincidence? I think not!
Anonymous

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are. Marianne Williamson

Cookies are love, the love of making them and the love of sharing them.
Maida Heatter

If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want.
Oscar Wilde

Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.
Aristotle


Success is 10 percent inspiration, 90 percent last-minute changes.
Anonymous

Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
Benjamin Disraeli

Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.
Estonian proverb

We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.
Ben Sweetland

The rarest thing in the world is a woman who is pleased with photographs of herself.
Elizabeth Metcalf

All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within.
Horace Friess

Memory… is the diary that we all carry about with us.
Oscar Wilde

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci

Christmas is the season when you buy this year’s gifts with next year’s money.
Anonymous

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