Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Collecting Quotes

So I've been collecting quotes,
and I thought I would post them here for others to see.
There are no Bible verses here,
I didn't want to mix the words of man with the words of God

"Often it is the most deserving people 
who cannot help loving those who destroy them." 
Hermann Hesse

"No man has ever risen to the real stature of spiritual manhood 
until he has found that it is finer 
to serve somebody else than it is to serve himself. "
— Woodrow Wilson

"Hateful to me as the gates of Hades 
is that man who hides one thing in his heart 
and speaks another."— Homer

"The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. 
With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death."

"A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; 
it is the prerogative of the brave. "
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

"Perhaps the feelings that we experience 
when we are in love 
represent a normal state. 
Being in love shows a person who he should be." 
Anton Chekhov

"It's a damn poor mind 
that can only think of one way 
to spell a word."  
— Andrew Jackson

"Where there is mystery, 
it is generally suspected there must also be evil. "
— Lord Byron

"Many people take no care of their money
 till they come nearly to the end of it, 
and others do just the same with their time. " 
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right 

even though I think it is hopeless."  
Chester W. Nimitz

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

"How blessed and amazing are God's gifts, 
dear friends. 

Life with immortality, 

splendor with righteousness, 

truth with confidence, 
faith with assurance, 
self-control with holiness." 
 - Clement of Rome

"Pass no rash condemnation 
on other people's words or actions. " 
 Thomas Kempis

"So live that your memories 
will be part of your happiness. " 

"We need to attend diligently to the state of our soul, 
and to deal fervently and effectively with God about it." 
 John Owen

"Most folks are about as happy 
as they make up their minds to be. " 
Abraham Lincoln

"Love and respect 
are the most important aspects of parenting, 
and of all relationships." 
Jodie Foster

"Evil is nourished 
and grows by concealment. "

"Many things have fallen 
only to rise higher." 

"Much unhappiness has come into the world 
because of bewilderment and things left unsaid." 
Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

"To love for the sake of being loved is human. 
But to love for the sake of loving is angelic." 
Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine

"Let not your mind run on what you lack 
as much as on what you have already. " 
Marcus Aurelius

"A human being must have occupation 
if he or she is not to become a nuisance to the world." 
Dorothy L. Sayers

"Turn your face to the sun 
and the shadows fall behind you." 
Maori Proverb

"Good timber does not grow with ease - 
the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees." 
 J. Willard Marriott

"Love is the ability and willingness 
to allow those that you care for 
to be what they choose for themselves, 
without any insistence that they satisfy you. "
 Wayne Dyer

"There never was a truly great man 
that was not at the same time truly virtuous. " 
Benjamin Franklin

"I am more and more convinced 
that our happiness depends 
more on how we meet the events in our lives, 
than on those events themselves." 
Alexander Humboldt

"Self-pity is easily the most destructive 
of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics 
- it is addictive, 
gives momentary pleasure
and separates the victim from reality." 
John W. Gardner

"If you would persuade
you must appeal to interest 
rather than intellect." 
Benjamin Franklin

"We have lost the art of living; 
and in the most important science of all,
 the science of daily life, 
the science of behavior, 
we are complete ignoramuses. 
We have psychology instead. " 
D.H. Lawrence

"Live so that when your children
think of fairness and integrity, 
they think of you." 
H. Jackson Brown Jr.

"A good head and a good heart 
are always a formidable combination." 
Nelson Mandela

"A little grit in the eye destroyeth the sight of the very heavens, 
and a little malice or envy a world of joys. 
One wry principle in the mind is of infinite consequence. " 
Thoams Traherne

"Nothing recommends a man to the female mind 
more than courage. "

We are made strong by the difficulties we face, 
not by those we evade.  

"Self-respect is the fruit of discipline 
- the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself."
 Rabbi Abraham Heschel

"A human being has a natural desire 
to have more of a good thing than he needs." 
Mark Twain

"Patience with others is Love. 
Patience with self is Hope. 
Patience with God is Faith." 
Adel Bestavros

"We should not look back 
unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors
and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience. "
George Washington

"Optimism is essential to achievement 
and it is also the foundation 
of courage and true progress." 
Lloyd Alexander

"Our trials, 
our sorrows, 
and our griefs 
develop us." 
Orison Swett Marden

"The strength of a man consists 
in finding out the way God is going, 
and going that way. " 
Henry Ward Beecher

"An act of love that fails 
is just as much a part of the divine life 
as an act of love that succeeds, 
for love is measured by fullness, 
not by reception." 
Harold Loukes

"Be as a bird perched on a frail branch 
that she feels bending beneath her,
 still she singsaway all the same,
knowing she has wings. " 
Victor Hugo

"You have to accept whatever comes 
and the only important thing 
is that you meet it with the best you have to give. " 
Eleanor Roosevelt

"The acknowledgment of our weakness 
is the first step in repairing our loss. " 
Thomas Kempis

"Prayer is talking with God and telling Him you love Him, 
conversing with God about all the things that are important in life, 
both large and small,
 and being assured that He is listening. " 
C. Neil Strait

Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, 
are necessary to the life of the affections 
as leaves are to the life of a tree. 
If they are wholly restrained, 
love will die at the roots. " 
Nathaniel Hawthorne

"The world breaks everyone, 
and afterward, 
many are strong at the broken places." 
Ernest Hemingway

"Under certain circumstances 
there are few hours in life more agreeable 
than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea. " 
Henry James

"Things turn out best for the people 
who make the best out of the way things turn out." 
Art Linkletter

"Nobody really cares if you're miserable, 
so you might as well be happy." 
Cynthia Nelms

"Accept fate, and move on. 
Don't yield to the seductive pull of self-pity. 
Acting like a victim 
threatens your future. " 

"To be conservative at twenty is heartless, 
and to be a liberal at sixty is plain idiocy." 
Sir Winston Churchill

As iron put into the fire loseth its rust 
and becometh clearly red-hot, 
so he that wholly turneth himself unto God 
puts off all slothfulness, 
and is transformed into a new man. " 
Thomas Kempis

"Behavior is the mirror 
in which everyone shows their image
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Adversity is the touchstone of friendship." 
French Proverb

"You don't have to see the whole staircase, 
just take the first step." 
Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Even if you're on the right track 
you'll get run over if you just sit there." 
Will Rogers

"What saves a man is to take a step
Then another step."
C. S. Lewis

"When men speak ill of thee, 
live so as nobody may believe them. " 

"The safest road to hell is the gradual one 
- the gentle slope
soft underfoot
without sudden turnings
without milestones
without signposts." 
Clive Staples Lewis

"I have yet to find the man, 
however exalted his station, 
who did not do better work and put forth greater effort 
under a spirit of approval 
than under a spirit of criticism. " 
Charles Schwab

"The world is full of people 
whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, 
a return to the idealized past." 
Robertson Davies

"That's the way things come clear. 
All of a sudden. 
And then you realize 
how obvious they've been all along." 
Madeleine L'Engle

"Failing doesn't make you a failure. 
Giving up, 
accepting your failure, 
refusing to try again does." 
Richard Exely

"There are more serious problems in life than financial ones, 
and I've had a lot of those. 
I've been broke before, 
and will be again. 
That's serious. 
Lose a few bucks. 
That's not." 
Willie Nelson

"Whatever women do 
they must do twice as well as men 
to be thought half as good.
 Luckily this is not difficult." 
Charlotte Whitton

"Love doesn't sit there like a stone, 
it has to be made, like bread: 
remade all the time, made new. "
 Og Mandino