Quotes July 20, 2017

Miracles can happen when we can keep our consciousness away from analyzing and classifying one another.
Marshall Rosenberg
 
 
 
 
There is a language beyond human language, an elemental language, one that arises from the land itself.
Linda Hogan, Chickasaw Writer
 
 
 
 
Never let fear decide your future.
Andre Bellfield
 
 
 
 
We always may be what we might have been.
Adelaide Anne Procter,
poet
 
 
 
 
By leadership, we mean the art of getting someone else to do something that you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower,
34th US president
 
 
 
 
You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.
Navajo Proverb
 
 
 
 
“The more room you give yourself to express your true thoughts and feelings, the more room there is for your wisdom to emerge.”
Marianne Williamson
 
 
 
 
Be there for others, but never leave yourself behind.
Dodinsky

 
 
 
 
Step into my shoes and walk the life I’m living and if you get as far as I am, just maybe you will see how strong I really am.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
“Some people come into your life for a reason, some a season, and some a lifetime. However long it was, be thankful for the gifts you received from them.”
Unknown

Quotes July 19, 2017


 
 
 

Most people have to get to a point where they don’t have a choice before they’ll change something.
Alex Marwood,
writer
 
 
 
If you want to be a writer, write a little bit every day. Pay attention to the world around you. Stories are hiding, waiting everywhere. You just have to open your eyes and your heart.
Kate DiCamillo,
writer
 
 
 
The consummate truth in life is that we alter our destiny by altering our thoughts. The mind is our most crucial resource, our crowning asset, our ultimate arena of battle.
Dennis R. Deaton
 
 
 
“The only way to be truly happy is to get your mind off yourself and help somebody else.”
Joyce Meyer
 
 
 
“To be driven by our appetites alone is slavery, while to obey a law that we have imposed on ourselves is freedom.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract
 
 
 
“It is in changing that things find repose.”
Heraclitus
 
 
 
“Passions weaken, but habits strengthen, with age, and it is the great task of youth to set the current of habit and to form the tastes which are most productive of happiness in life.”
William Edward Hartpole Lecky, The Map of Life
 
 
 

Disagree!
“Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.”
Confucious
 
 
 

You’re not the same individual you were a year ago, a month ago, or a week ago. You’re always growing. Experiences don’t stop. That’s life.
Osiris
 
 
 

Life is short. There is no time to leave important words unsaid.
Unknown
 
 
 

Life is like a book. Some chapters sad, some happy, and some exciting.
But if you never tun the page…you will never know what the next chapter holds.
Unknown
 
 
 

Don’t talk,
act.
Don’t say,
show.
Don’t promise,
prove.
Unknown
 
 
 

Kindness makes you the most beautiful person in the world no matter what you look like.
Unknown
 
 
 

It’s not how big the house is…it’s how happy the home is.
Unknown

Quotes July 18, 2017

Do not be concerned that no one recognizes your merits; be concerned that you may not recognize others’.
Confucius,
philosopher and teacher

 
 
 
 
Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance and facing your fears.
Gillian Anderson,
actress
 
 
 
 
Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
William Faulkner,
writer
 
 
 
 
The beauty of love is that in giving it away, you are left with more than you had before.
David Simon

 
 
 
 
Acts of kindness, even in the simplest ways, are what make our lives meaningful, bringing happiness to ourselves and others.
Dalai Lama
 
 
 
 
Uh-huh~ Selective History?
As long as our government is administered for the good of the people, and is regulated by their will; as long as it secures to us the rights of persons and of property, liberty of conscience and of the press, it will be worth defending.
Andrew Jackson, seventh US president
 
 

Dan O’donnell: Andrew Jackson: Slave Owner, Native American Killer, Founder of the Democratic Party

Quotes July 17, 2017

Monday Musings~
 
 

Just read that 4,153,237 people got married last year, not to cause any trouble but shouldn’t that be an even number?
 
 

If I had a dollar for every girl that found me unattractive, they would eventually find me attractive.
 
 

I find it ironic that the colors red, white, and blue stand for freedom until they are flashing behind you.
 
 

When wearing a bikini, women reveal 90% of their body… men are so polite they only look at the covered parts.
 
 

America is a country which produces citizens who will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won’t cross the street to vote.
 
 

You know that tingly little feeling you get when you like someone? That’s your common sense leaving your body.
 
 

Did you know that dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish?
 
 

My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We’ll see about that.
 
 

I think my neighbor is stalking me as she’s been googling my name on her computer. I saw it through my telescope last night.
 
 

You’re not fat, you’re just… easier to see.
 
 

I always wondered what the job application is like at Hooters. Do they just give you a bra and say, “Here, fill this out?”
 
 

I can’t understand why women are okay that JC Penny has an older women’s clothing line named, “Sag Harbor.”
 
 

My therapist said that my narcissism causes me to misread social situations. I’m pretty sure she was hitting on me.
 
 

My 60 year kindergarten reunion is coming up soon and I’m worried about the 175 pounds I’ve gained since then.
 
 

Denny’s has a slogan, “If it’s your birthday, the meal is on us” If you’re in Denny’s and it’s your birthday, your life sucks!
 
 

The pharmacist asked me my birth date again today. I’m pretty sure she’s going to get me something.
 
 

On average, an American man will have sex two to three times a week. Whereas, a Japanese man will have sex only one or two times a year. This is very upsetting news to me. I had no idea I was Japanese.
 
 

The location of your mailbox shows you how far away from your house you can be in a robe before you start looking like a mental patient.
 
 

The reason Mayberry was so peaceful and quiet was because nobody was married. Andy, Aunt Bea, Barney, Floyd, Howard, Goober, Gomer, Sam, Earnest T Bass, Helen, Thelma Lou, Clara and, of course, Opie were all single. The only married person was Otis, and he stayed drunk.

Quotes July 16, 2017

“I got out of bed
on two strong legs.
It might have been
otherwise. I ate
cereal, sweet
milk, ripe, flawless
peach. It might
have been otherwise.
I took the dog uphill
to the birch wood.
All morning I did
the work I love.
At noon I lay down
with my mate. It might
have been otherwise.
We ate dinner together
at a table with silver
candlesticks. It might
have been otherwise.
I slept in a bed
in a room with paintings
on the walls, and
planned another day
just like this day.
But one day, I know,
it will be otherwise.”
Jane Kenyon, “Otherwise”

Quotes July 15, 2017

Yes of course I am athletic… I surf the Internet every day.
Anonymous

 
 
 
 

Seeing a spider in my room isn’t scary. It’s scary when it disappears.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
Sometimes I wish I was an octopus, so I could slap eight people at once.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 

They say “don’t try this at home” so I’m coming over to your house to try it.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
Paper cut: A tree’s final moment of revenge.
Anonymous

 
 
 
 
The best way to show a giraffe your love is to knit a scarf for it.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
When you fall, I will be there to catch you.
With love, the floor.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
“But to him, he was getting a new chance at an old fantasy, the greener side of the fence in his memories. When he finally climbed over, he ended up knee-deep in the same tough grass he couldn’t stomach before.”
Like Souls Series (Books 1-4)
by Val Conrad

 
 
 
 
“The tires are new, so they have plenty of tread to wear off. The thunks are from rocks thrown up by the tires and are usually harmless. The springs should survive. But if you feel a jarring vibration and hear a loud clang, that’s real trouble. When a drive shaft or differential hits a boulder, the boulder almost always wins.”
Hallelujah Is Dying
by Michael Arches

 
 
 
 
She smiled that sweet smile that frightened him more than the sound of a shotgun being racked on a dark night.
Wild Horse Springs
Jodi Thomas

Quotes July 14, 2017

RED Friday

 
 
“If you see a bomb technician running, follow him.”
– USAF Ammo Troop
 
 
“Don’t draw fire; it irritates the people around you.”
– Your Buddies
 
 
“Never tell the Platoon Sergeant you have nothing to do.”
– Unknown Marine Recruit
 
 
“Any ship can be a minesweeper… once.”
– Anonymous
 
 
“No combat-ready unit has ever passed inspection.”
– Joe Gay
 
 
“If your attack is going too well, you’re walking into an ambush.”
– Infantry Journal
 
 
“Bravery is being the only one who knows you’re afraid.”
– David Hackworth
 
 
“Five-second fuses only last three seconds.”
– Infantry Journal
 
 
“Tracers work both ways.”
– U.S. Army Ordnance
 
 
“You, you, and you… panic. The rest of you, come with me.”
– U.S. Marine Corps gunnery sgt.
 
 
“A slipping gear could let your M203 grenade launcher fire when you least expect it. That would make you quite unpopular in what’s left of your unit.”
– Army’s magazine of preventive maintenance
 
 
“Aim towards the Enemy.”
– Instruction printed on US rocket launcher
 
 
“When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend.”
– U.S. Marine Corps
 
 
“Cluster bombing from B-52s are very, very accurate. The bombs are guaranteed to always hit the ground.”
– USAF ammo troop
 
 
“If the enemy is in range, so are you.”
– Infantry Journal
 
 
“It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.”
– U.S Air Force Manual
 
 

“Try to look unimportant; they may be low on ammo.”
– Infantry Journal
 
 
“Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.”
– Gen. Douglas MacArthur

 
 


 
 

 
 

Quotes July 13, 2017


 
 
 
 
Cardboard boxes are pretty flimsy until you try to stuff them into the trash can.
 
 
 
 
I’m not 100% convinced that Jack White isn’t actually Johnny Depp doing his longest running ever Tim Burton character.
 
 
 
 
The saying ‘Money can’t buy you happiness’ should be changed to ‘Money can’t prevent sadness’
 
 
 
 
Teachers have to be in school from the age of 5 until they retire.
 
 
 
 
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Quotes July 12, 2017

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.”
Elmer Davis

 
 
 
 
“When you are not honoring the present moment by allowing it to be, you are creating drama.”
Eckhart Tolle

 
 
 
 

Learning never exhausts the mind.
Leonardo da Vinci

 
 
 
 
The future depends on what you do today.
Mahatma Gandhi
 
 
 
 
If you live for people’s acceptance, you will die from their rejection.
Lecrae

 
 
 
 
It takes years as a woman to unlearn what you have been taught to be sorry for.
Amy Poehler

 
 
 
 
The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.
Marjorie Pay Hinckley
 
 
 
 

A head full of fears has no space for dreams.
Unknown

Quotes July 11, 2017

Sometimes it’s just a matter of finding a little common ground, and then building a relationship on it.
Susan Gale
 
 
 
 
Love is the absence of judgement.
Dalai Lama

 
 
 
 
There are many great minds on earth and not all are human.
Anthony Douglas Williams

 
 
 
 
I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.
Emily Dickinson

 
 
 
 
There is something so enchanting in the smile of melancholy. It is a ray of light in the darkness, a shade between sadness and despair, showing the possibility of consolation.
Leo Tolstoy
 
 
 
 
In the light of calm and steady self-awareness, inner energies wake up and work miracles without effort on your part.
Nisagardatta Maharaj
 
 
 
 
The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it.
The present is here, live it.
Thomas S. Monson

 
 
 
 
Be curious, not judgmental.
Walt Whiman
 
 
 
 

“No effort is required to define or even attain happiness, but enormous concentration is needed to abandon everything else.”
Quentin Crisp, The Naked Civil Servant
 
 
 
 
“You increase your self-respect when you feel you’ve done everything you ought to have done, and if there is nothing else to enjoy, there remains that chief of pleasures, the feeling of being pleased with oneself. A man gets an immense amount of satisfaction from the knowledge of having done good work and of having made the best use of his day, and when I am in this state I find that I thoroughly enjoy my rest and even the mildest forms of recreation.”
Eugene Delacroix
 
 
 
 
“One does not play Bach without having done scales. But neither does one play a scale merely for the sake of the scale.”
Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace

 
 
 
 
“Third things are essential to marriages, objects or practices or habits or arts or institutions or games or human beings that provide a site of joint rapture or contentment. Each member of a couple is separate; the two come together in double attention.”
Donald Hall, The Best Day the Worst Day
 
 
 
 

Hold the vision, trust the process.
Unknown