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Quotes February 13, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


 
 
“I imagine that Yes is the only living thing.”
E.E. Cummings
 
 
“Creating means living.”
Dejan Stojanovic
 
 
“Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone.”
Billy Cox
 
 
“Our relationships are a reflection of the relationship we have with ourselves.”
Iyanla Vanzant
 
 
“How hurtful it can be to deny one’s own true self and live a life of lies just to appease others.”
June Ahern
 
 
“If you argue with reality, you lose, but only 100% of the time.”
Byron Katie
 
 
“Loving yourself starts with liking yourself, which starts with respecting yourself, which starts with thinking of yourself in positive ways.”
Jerry Corsten
 
 
“Doubt everything. Find your own light.”
The Buddha
 
 
“Be proactive not reactive, for an apparently insignificant issue ignored today can spawn tomorrow’s catastrophe.”
Ken Poirot

Quotes February 12, 2019

Revolution begins in the kitchen.
Helen Garner,
writer, from “Other People’s Children”
 
 
 
 
Conflicts may be the sources of defeat, lost life and a limitation of our potentiality but they may also lead to greater depth of living and the birth of more far-reaching unities, which flourish in the tensions that engender them.
Karl Jaspers,
psychiatrist and philosopher
 
 
 
 
We are told we must choose — the old or the new. In fact, we must choose both.
Susan Sontag,
writer
 
 
 
 
Do not go mental, and with that, goodnight.
John Cooper Clarke,
punk performance poet
 
 
 
 
I was willing to do whatever I had to do to break that barrier because all I kept hearing was, ‘If you only had the experience.’ I was trying to eliminate that excuse.
Frank Robinson,
first black Major League Baseball manager
 
 
 
 
No greater glory, no greater honor, is the lot of man departing than a feeling possessed deep in his heart that the world is a better place for his having lived.
Robert Sengstacke Abbott,
founder and editor of The Chicago Defender, the most widely circulated black newspaper in the US
 
 
 
 
Perhaps there has been, at some point in history, some great power whose elevation was exempt from the violent exploitation of other human bodies. If there has been, I have yet to discover it.
Ta-Nehisi Coates,
writer

Quotes February 09, 2019

Quotes courtesy of Lori Deschene/Tiny Buddha


 
 
“I imagine that Yes is the only living thing.”
E.E. Cummings
 
 
 
 
“Creating means living.”
Dejan Stojanovic
 
 
 
 
“Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone.”
Billy Cox
 
 
 
 
“Our relationships are a reflection of the relationship we have with ourselves.”
Iyanla Vanzant
 
 
 
 
“How hurtful it can be to deny one’s own true self and live a life of lies just to appease others.”
June Ahern
 
 
 
 
“If you argue with reality, you lose, but only 100% of the time.”
Byron Katie

Quotes February 07, 2019

Courtesy of Gretchen Rubin

 
 
“Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
 
 
 
“There are three main avenues on which one arrives at meaning in life. The first is by creating a work or doing a deed. The second is by experiencing something or encountering someone; in other words, meaning can be found not only in work but also in love…Most important, however, is the third avenue to meaning in life: even the helpless victim of a hopeless situation, facing a fate he cannot change, may rise above himself, may grow beyond himself, and by so doing change himself.”
Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning
 
 
 
 
“Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind.”
Henry James
 
 
 
 
“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
 
 
 
 
“Everything that makes more of you than you have ever been, even in your best is right. Every intensification is good.”
Rainer Maria Rilke
 
 
 
 
“Energy is the only life, and is from the Body.”
William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
 
 
 
 
“There is in this world no function more important than that of being charming. The forest glade would be incomplete without the humming-bird. To shed joy around, to radiate happiness, to cast light upon dark days, to be the golden thread of our destiny, and the very spirit of grace and harmony, is not this to render a service?”
Victor Hugo, Toilers of the Sea
 
 
 
 
“It is harder to fight against pleasure than against anger.”
Heraclitus
 
 
 
 
“Wherever you are it is your own friends who make your world.”
William James
 
 
 
 
“Idleness is often covered by turbulence and hurry. He that neglects his known duty and real employment naturally endeavours to crowd his mind with something that may bar out the remembrance of his own folly, and does anything but what he ought to do with eager diligence, that he may keep himself in his own favour.”
Samuel Johnson, Selected Writings
 
 
“Life is barren enough surely with all her trappings; let us therefore be cautious of how we strip her.”
Samuel Johnson, Hester Lynch Piozzi, Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson
 
 
 
 
Assume a virtue, if you have it not.
That monster, Custom, who all sense doth eat
Of habits evil, is angel yet in this,
That to the use of actions fair and good
He likewise gives a frock or livery,
That aptly is put on. Refrain to-night,
And that shall lend a kind of easiness
To the next abstinence; the next more easy:
For use can almost change the stamp of nature,
And master even the devil, or throw him out,
With wondrous potency.
William Shakespeare, Hamlet
 
 
 
 
“If you do the same thing every day at the same time for the same length of time, you’ll save yourself from many a sink. Routine is a condition of survival.”
Flannery O’Connor, letter to “A,” 10 Feb 62
 
 
 
 
“But then one regrets the loss even of one’s worst habits. Perhaps one regrets them the most. They are such an essential part of one’s personality.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Quotes February 06, 2019

“Courage is not limited to the battlefield or the Indianapolis 500 or bravely catching a thief in your house. The real tests of courage are much quieter. They are the inner tests, like remaining faithful when nobody’s looking, like enduring pain when the room is empty, like standing alone when you’re misunderstood.”
Charles Swindoll
 
 
 
 
It all begins and ends in your mind. What you give poor to, has power over you, if you allow it.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
My life is constantly under construction.There’s always something to improve.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
I hope you know you’re capable & brave & magnificent. Even when it feels like you’re not.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
If you want to get fit, you have to give away only one thing.
Your excuses.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
Never. Ever. Ever. Get rid of the desire to climb a tree or run through the sprinklers.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
“When things go wrong as they sometimes will,

When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,

When the funds are low and the debts are high,

And you want to smile but you have to sigh,

When care is pressing you down a bit

Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.

Success is failure turned inside out,

The silver tint on the clouds of doubt,

And you can never tell how close you are,

It may be near when it seems afar.

So, stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit

“It’s when things go wrong that you mustn’t quit.”
Unknown

Quotes February 05, 2019

Love without fear and trepidation is fire without flame and heat, day without sun, comb without honey, summer without flowers, winter without frost, sky without moon, a book without letters.
Chretien de Troyes,
poet
 
 
 
 
Loving someone means helping them to be more themselves, which can be different from being what you’d like them to be, although often they turn out the same.
Merle Shain,
journalist and author
 
 
 
 
Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.
Yousuf Karsh
 
 
 
 
Be not afraid of growing slowly; Be afraid only of standing still.
Chinese Proverb
 
 
 
 
A great relationship is about two things. First, appreciating the similarities, and second, respecting the differences.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
Believing in yourself is the first secret to success.
Anonymous
 
 
 
 
A simple hello could lead to a million things.
Unknown
 
 
 
 
So take a chance and don’t ever look back.
Anonymous

Quotes February 04, 2019

There aren’t enough days in the weekend.
 
 
 
 
Yesterday I saw a chicken crossing the road. I asked it why. It told me it was none of my business.
 
 
 
 
I went to a haunted house, looked under the kitchen table, and found spirit gum.
 
 
 
 
I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she left me before we met.
 
 
 
 
OK, so what’s the speed of dark?
 
 
 
 
How do you tell when you’re out of invisible ink?
 
 
 
 
Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don’t have film.
 
 
 
 
Shin: a device for finding furniture in the dark.
 
 
 
 
Many people quit looking for work when they find a job.
 
 
 
 
I intend to live forever – so far, so good.
 
 
 
 
When I’m not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded.
 
 
 
 
What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
 
 
 
 
I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.
 
 
 
 
I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.
 
 
 
 
Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
 
 
 
 
If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.
 
 
 
 
If at first you don’t succeed, then skydiving definitely isn’t for you.
 
 
 
 
A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
 
 
 
 
Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.
 
 
 
 
For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism.
 
 
 
 
The colder the X-ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it.
 
 
 
 
The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread.
 
 
 
 
The severity of the itch is proportional to the reach.
 
 
 
 
A fool and his money are soon partying.
 
 
 
 
Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.
 
 
 
 
Drugs may lead to nowhere, but at least it’s the scenic route.
 
 
 
 
I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.
 
 
 
 
Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks.
 
 
 
 
Borrow money from pessimists-they don’t expect it back.
 
 
 
 
Half the people you know are below average.
 
 
 
 
99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
 
 
 
 
42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.
 
 
 
 
A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.
 
 
 
 
On the other hand, you have different fingers
 
 
 
 
I brought a mirror to Lovers’ Lane. I told everybody I’m Narcissus.
 
 
 
 
When I was crossing the border into Canada, they asked if I had any firearms with me. I said, “Well, what do you need?”
 
 
 
 
I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I’m gone.

Quotes February 03, 2019

“Man must be arched and buttressed from within, else the temple wavers to the dust.”
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
 
 
 
 
“When you are required to exhibit strength, it comes.”
Joseph Campbell
 
 
 
 
“Prepare yourself for the world, as athletes used to do for their exercises; oil your mind and your manners, to give them the necessary suppleness and flexibility; strength alone will not do.”
Lord Chesterfield
 
 
 
 
“Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible – not to have run away.”
Dag Hammarskjold
 
 
 
 
“We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck. But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness.”
Ellen Goodman
 
 
 
 
It’s okay to be angry. It’s never okay to be cruel.
#staymarried
 
 
 
 
“Forgiveness must be immediate, whether or not a person asks for it. Trust must be rebuilt over time. Trust requires a track record.”
Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?
 
 
 
 
“It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.”
William Blake
 
 
 
 
“Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, because hate in your heart will consume you too.”
Will Smith
 
 
 
 
“I want to be the kind of person who can do that. Move on and forgive people and be healthy and happy. It seems like an easy thing to do in my head. But it’s not so easy when you try it in real life.”
Susane Colasanti, Waiting for You
 
 
 
 
“Without forgiveness life is governed by an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.”
Roberto Assagioli
 
 
 
 
Worry about loving yourself, instead of loving the idea of other people loving you.
Unknown

Quotes February 02, 2019

Right action is better than knowledge; but in order to do what is right, we must know what is right.
Charlemagne,
emperor
 
 
 
 
You don’t get to be good-hearted by accident. You get kicked around long enough, you become a professor of pain.
Paddy Chayefsky,
playwright, in “Marty”
 
 
 
 
“Both desire and imagination are stored in the mind of the individual and when stretched, both have the potential to position a person for greatness.”
Eric Thomas
 
 
 
 
“Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge.”
Isaac Friedmann
 
 
 
 
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
Mahatma Gandhi, All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections
 
 
 
 
“It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
 
 
 
 
“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.”
Katherine Ponder
 
 
 
 
“Dumbledore says people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
 
 
 
 
People really need help but may attack you if you do help. Help them anyway.
Everydaypowerblog.
 
 
 
 
“Forgiveness in no way requires that you trust the one you forgive.”
Wm. Paul Young, The Shack

Quotes February 01, 2019

We had generals who were admirals and admirals who wanted to be generals. Generals acting as admirals are bad enough, but it was the admirals who wanted to be generals who imperiled victory among the coral islands.
LtGen H. M. “Howlin’ Mad” Smith 1949
 
 
 
 
I selected an enormous Marine Corps emblem to be tattooed across my chest. It required several sittings and hurt me like the devil, but the finished product was worth the pain. I blazed triumphantly forth, a Marine from throat to waist. The emblem is still with me. Nothing on earth but skinning will remove it.
MajGen Smedley D. Butler
 
 
 
Be kindly and just in your dealings with your men. Never play favorites. Make them feel that justice tempered with mercy may always be counted on. This does not mean a slackening of discipline. Obedience to orders and regulations must always be insisted upon, and good conduct on the part of the men exacted. Especially should this be done with reference to civilian inhabitants of foreign countries in which Marines are serving.
MajGen John A. Lejeune, 13th CMC 1920
 
 
 
 
“Today we say goodbye to a proud warrior. As we leave, each of us will take our members of [the USS]Midway with us… you guys were the ‘Magic.’ It was a privilege to sail with you.”
John Schork
 
 
 
 
“War is the greatest evil Satan has invented to corrupt our hearts and souls. We should honor our soldiers, but we should never honor war.”
Dean Hughes