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Quotes Military December 14, 2018

Never worry about the bullet with your name on it; instead, worry about shrapnel addressed to ‘occupant.’
Murphy’s Tenth Military Law
I was in our local VA hospital when a clerk began scolding a veteran who’d lit up a cigarette in a no-smoking area. “Sir!” she barked. “When did you start smoking?”

The conversation came to a halt when he replied, “In Vietnam, right after that first bomb dropped.”
After my niece returned from 
her second tour in Iraq, I remarked how beautiful her complexion looked. “What do you use on your face to keep it so smooth?” I asked.

“Nothing,” she said. “I’ve been sandblasted.”
Like any mother, I worried when my son joined the Marines. But later on, when I asked him how things were going, he put my mind at ease.

“Let me put it this way, Mom,” he said. “Living with you prepared me for boot camp.”
As a new paratrooper, I was struck by all the T-shirts on base emblazoned with the motto “Death from above!” Later I noticed a submariner with a T-shirt that declared “Death from below!”

Then, standing in line for chow one day, I was served by an Army cook. His T-shirt had a skull with a crossed fork and spoon underneath and yet another warning: “Death from within!”
The armed forces have a language all their own. Here’s our Military-to-English Dictionary:

Birth control glasses (BCGs): 
military-issued eyeglasses noted for their unappealing appearance.

Gone Elvis: missing in action.

Latrinegram: unfounded rumor.

Moo juice: milk.

Repeaters: beans and cabbage.

Self-loading cargo: passengers on a transport aircraft.

Stupid o’clock: ridiculously early in the morning.

Volun-told: an “optional” event that one is actually required to attend.

Quotes December 13, 2018

You know you’re on the right track when you become uninterested in looking back.
You don’t need a reason to help people.
People who shine from within don’t need the spotlight.
What you tell yourself every day will either lift you up or tear you down.
I think part of the reason why we hold on to something so tight is because we fear something so great won’t happen twice.
Kindness is magic.
No matter how talented, rich or intelligent you are, how you treat animals tells me all I need to know about you.

Quotes December 12, 2018

All rules for study are summed up in this one: Learn only in order to create.
Friedrich Schelling,
If you doubt your power, you give power to your doubts.
Diane von Furstenberg
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
Winnie the Pooh
Do as you please,
Be true to yourself,
And only then can you be attractive the type of partner you most desire.
Nick Offerman
We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Issac Newton
Like wildflowers; you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.
May my heart be kind, my mind fierce and my spirit brave.
Lessons Learned
I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
Stephen Covey
Do as you please,
Be true to yourself,
And only then can you be attractive the type of partner you most desire.
Nick Offerman
Life is a one time offer, use it well.

Quotes December 11, 2018

Tomorrow is the most important thing. … It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.
John Wayne,
Imagination is the highest kite that can fly.
Lauren Bacall,
You’ll turn out ordinary if you’re not careful.
Ann Brashares
Not everyone thinks the way you think, knows the things you know, believes the things you believe, nor acts the way you would act.
Remember this and you will go a long way in getting along with people.
Arthur Forman
A healthy relationship will inspire you to be more of who are you, not require you to give up who you are.
The SW
If you never allow your child to experience failure and disappointment, they will not be equipped to handle adulthood.
Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.

Quotes December 10, 2018

The first thing that we know about ourselves is our imperfection.
Simone Weil,
It is never too late to reform, as long as you have the sense to desire it, and the strength to execute your purpose.
Anne Bronte,
An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
Philip Stanhope,
statesman and diplomat
Accept the fact that some people didn’t intend to let you down. Their best is just less than you expected.
Thema Davis
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
Alan Watts
If you live for people’s acceptance, you will die from their rejection.
It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.
Warsan Shire
Everybody says they’re trying to get their piece of the pie.
They don’t realize that the world is a kitchen.
You can make your own pie.
Terry Crews

Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: the future can be better than the present, and I have the power to make it so.

Quotes December 09, 2018

Quotes courtesy of Daily Good

The soul might be silent but the servant of the soul has always got a voice and it has got one for a reason.
Cormac McCarthy
Love is the most ordinary, simplest, and most direct way to uncover what is real — the innermost secrets of life.
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee
Every second there’s a door to eternity. The door opens by perception.
Love is space and time measured by the heart.
Marcel Proust
The worst approach to suffering is to try to make it go away, and the worst approach to happiness is to try to make it stay.
Max Ritvo
Into the void of silence, into the empty space of nothing, the joy of life is unfurled.
C. S. Lewis
We each have an inner light — inside of each of us, there is this hidden power that can be unlocked and set free.
Tami Simon
We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.
Marie Curie
Every act of dwelling I’ve experienced has to do with some profound underlying principle of order.
Terrance Galvin
What were the things that really challenged me, made me wake up to my way of thinking that presupposed an industrialized system? In five words. Gentle. Small. Humble. Slow. Simple.
Andy Couturier
This time, I want the hugs, kisses, and love that comes with a farewell, even if it’s a temporary one.
J.B. McGee
The more simple we are, the more complete we become.
August Rodin
Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
Charles William Eliot
In loving ourselves, we love the world.
Mark Nepo
Home is a notion that only nations of the homeless fully appreciate and only the uprooted comprehend.
Wallace Stegner
Your soul knows the geography of your destiny. Your soul alone has the map of your future, therefore you can trust this indirect, oblique side of yourself.
John O’Donohue
Smile at strangers and you just might change a life.
Steve Maraboli
One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.
Stephen Hawking
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
Victor Hugo
When you’re living a committed life, your own small desires start becoming petty. Your commitment wakes you up in the morning and tells you what to wear, who to meet with, why to go here or there.
Lynne Twist
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Charles Dickens
Simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
Lao Tzu

I’ve seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.
Tracy Chapman

The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Quotes December 08, 2018

Battle, n., A method of untying with the teeth a political knot that would not yield to the tongue.
Ambrose Bierce
Closure happens right after you accept that letting go and moving on is more important than projecting a fantasy of how the relationship could have been.
Sylvester McNutt
We have all been placed on this earth to discover our own path, and we will never be happy if we live someone else’s idea of life.
James Van Praagh
Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn.
Miguel de Cervantes
Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark.
Jay Danzie
There are people who, the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.
Too many critics with no credentials.
Not one drop of my self-worn depends on your acceptance of me.
The most dangerous risk of all – the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.
Ten years from now, make sure you can say that you chose your life. You didn’t settle for it.
The only thing complaining does is convince other people that you are not in control.
Nothing has happened tomorrow.

Quotes December 07, 2018

“No man can tame a tiger into a kitten by stroking it. There can be no appeasement with ruthlessness. There can be no reasoning with an incendiary bomb. We know now that a nation can have peace with the Nazis only at the price of total surrender.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt, on why appeasing Adolf Hitler and the Nazi government in Germany was not a rational policy.
Don’t fight a battle if you don’t gain anything by winning.
Erwin Rommel
How happy had it been for me had I been slain in the battle. It had been far more noble to have died the victim of the enemy than fall a sacrifice to the rage of my friends.
Alexander the Great
A leader who doesn’t hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader.
Golda Meir
This world of ours… must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Quotes December 06, 2018

People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come into the mind of others.
Blaise Pascal,
mathematician, physicist and theologian
It is by character and not by intellect the world is won.
Evelyn Beatrice Hall,
None think the great unhappy but the great.
Edward Young,
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.
Og Mandino
Morality, like art, means drawing a line someplace.
Oscar Wilde
“You don’t need another human being to make your life complete, but let’s be honest. Having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn’t see them as disasters in your soul but cracks to put their love into is the most calming thing in this world.”
Emery Allen
The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room.
Frank Lucas
Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.
There are only two options: make progress or make excuses.
The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.

Quotes December 04, 2018

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin

“Meaning is not a property of the world, but something we attach to the world.”
Karl Ove Knausgaard, My Struggle: Book 6
To a friend troubled by melancholy, Samuel Johnson suggested: “If you are idle, be not solitary; if you are solitary, be not idle.”
Samuel Johnson letter to James Boswell, October 27, 1779


Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha

“When you say yes to others, make sure you are not saying no to yourself.”
Paulo Coelho
“Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your own understanding.”
Khalil Gibran
“How pleasant is the day when we give up striving to be young or slender. ‘Thank God!’ we say, ‘those illusions are gone.’”
Alain de Botton
“You can have your experience without your experience having you.”
Linda Pransky
“Every moment of your life is a second chance.”
Rick Price
“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”
Jon Kabat-Zinn
“Our spiritual mission is not to ignore the darkness, but to bring light to the darkness.”
Marianne Williamson
“I’m not sad about any of my life. It’s so unconventional. It doesn’t look anything like I thought it would.”
Edie Falco
“You will never be free until you free yourself from the prison of your own false thoughts.”
Philip Arnold
“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”
“Its amazing how quickly someone can becomes a stranger; its even more amazing how quickly someone can become a treasured friend.”