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.
Braveheart


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
(Walden)


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.
Unknown


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


Give sorrow words.
Shakespeare

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












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