Thursday, January 28, 2010

Some quotes I truly treasure for I believe they are true

People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in,
their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Elizabeth K├╝bler-Ross

There are two lasting bequests we can give our children:
One is roots.
The other is wings.
Hodding Carter, Jr.

Let your heart guide you.
It whispers, so listen closely.
The Land Before Time

Every man dies.
Not every man truly lives.

If you were going to die soon
and had only one phone call you could make,
who would you call and what would you say?
And why are you waiting?
Stephen Levine

There are some people that if they don't know,
you can't tell 'em.
Louis Armstrong

Be a good listener.
Your ears will never get you in trouble.
Frank Tyger

Enthusiasm is contagious. Start an epidemic.
( Seen on a Bumper Sticker )

Man's mind stretched to a new idea
never goes back to its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Unthankfulness is theft.
Martin Luther

The trouble with being in the rat race is
that even if you win,
you’re still a rat.
Lily Tomlin

Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often
when I loved, I did not say so.
David Grayson

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

There are no short cuts to any place worth going.
Source Unknown

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

When you come to the edge of all the light you know,
and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown,
faith is knowing one of two things will happen:
There will be something solid to stand on,
or you will be taught how to fly.
Barbara J. Winter

Life isn’t a matter of milestones,
but of moments.
Rose Kennedy

There are two ways of spreading light --
to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton

Common sense is instinct.
Enough of it is genius.
George Bernard Shaw

The measure of a man’s real character
is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
T.B. Macaulay

The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy
to tell others how much they love them while they’re still alive.
O.A. Battista

Don’t postpone joy.
Bumper Sticker

Persons thankful for little things are certain to be
the ones with much to be thankful for.
Frank Clark

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh,
at yourself.
Ethel Barrymore

Don’t get your knickers in a knot.
Nothing is solved and it just makes you walk funny.
Kathryn Carpenter

Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.
Gladys Browyn Stern

The only place you’ll find success before work is in the dictionary.
May B. Smith

All my life I’ve wanted to be somebody.
But I see now I should have been more specific.
Jane Wagner

We make a living by what we get,
but we make a life by what we give.
Sir Winston Churchill

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

Take heed: you do not find what you do not seek.
English Proverb

Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart
don’t know how to laugh either.
Golda Meir

Sometimes it takes years to really grasp
what has happened to your life.
Wilma Rudolph

A closed mind is a dying mind.
Edna Ferber

It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way.
Rollo May

The best things in life aren’t things.
Art Buchwald

The difference between fiction and reality?
Fiction has to make sense.
Tom Clancy

The first sign of a nervous breakdown
is when you start thinking your work is terribly important.
Milo Bloom

It is never too late to give up your prejudices.
Henry David Thoreau

One who makes no mistakes never makes anything.
Source Unknown

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery,
and today is a gift;
that’s why they call it the present.
Source Unknown

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.
Anna Cummins

Behold the turtle.
He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.
James Bryant Conant

Living is like licking honey off a thorn.

I got a simple rule about everybody.
If you don’t treat me right – shame on you.
Louis Armstrong

Give sorrow words.

We never listen when we are eager to speak.
Francois, Duc de la Rochefoucauld

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