Monday, November 26, 2012

Favorite Quotations

"Happiness is not a matter of intensity--- but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony."~ Thomas Merton

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." ~Cory Booker (old African Proverb)

"Out beyond our ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there." ~Rumi

"The most important political office is that of private citizen." ~Louis Brandeis

"Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box." ~Italian Proverb

"When I feed the poor, they call me a saint, When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." ~Helder Camera

"If you are going through hell.....keep going." ~ Sir Winston Churchhill

"You have to learn the rules of the game.....and then you have to play it better than anyone else." ~ Albert Einstein

"It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference." ~ Muggsy Bogues

"And in the end it's not the years in your life that count, but the life in your years." ~ Abraham Lincoln

" Two roads converged in the woods. I took the one less traveled, and that made all the difference." ~Robert Frost

"I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." ~Harry Truman

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain." ~Anonymous

"The essence of the liberal outlook lies not in what opinions are held but in how they are held: instead of dogmatically, they are held tentatively, with a consciousness that new evidence may at any moment lead to their abandonment." ~Bertrand Russell

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong." ~Mohandas Gandhi

"Be peace, Think peace, Feel peace, Speak peace, Act for peace, Create peace, Share peace" - Deepah Chopra

"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they will never sit in." Greek Proverb

"My advice to you is not to inquire why nor whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate." - Thorton Wilder

"Let justice roll down like waters, and righteous as a mighty stream." Amos 5:24

"It's the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle

"The most important thing a man can do for his children is to love their Mother." - The Rev. Dr. Billy Graham

"Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?" - Unknown

"Some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue."

Some good cowboy advice..."never miss a chance to shut up." - A Texas cowboy to Rep. Joe Barton

".....And what must I do to inherit the Kingdom (the most important commandment)? '..... Love your neighbor as yourself.....Now go ye and do it.....'" Luke 10: 25-28

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

Humans were the only species that refused to save themselves because it wasn't cost effective." Kurt Vonnegut

"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we have been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." - Barack Obama

"Here on Earth, God's Work Must Be Our Own." - John F. Kennedy

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." -Winston Churchill

"For unto whomsoever much is given, of him much shall be required." - Luke 12: 48

"We made too many wrong mistakes." Yogi Berra

"The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only at such moments that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways and truer answers". Scott Peck

"First, they came for the communists, and I didn't speak out -- because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak out -- because I was not a trade unionist. Then they can for the Jews, and I didn't speak out -- because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me...... and there was no one to speak out." - Popular poem about the inactivity of German intellectuals in the 1930s.

"In the South, the past is never dead, it's not even past". Falkner

"One of the marks of a gentleman is his refusal to make an issue out of every difference of opinion". - Unknown

"Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something." - Plato

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