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Quotes October 26, 2016

“Never be ashamed of a scar. It simply means you were stronger than whatever tried to hurt you.”

If you want to make a difference and leave your world a better place, let others know how important they are as you put their needs above yours.
Jaren L. Davis

Each of us can look back upon someone who made a great difference in our lives, someone whose wisdom or simple acts of caring made an impression upon us. In all likelihood it was someone who sought no recognition for their deed other than the joy of knowing that, by their hand, another’s life had been made better.
Stephen M. Wolf

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
Roald Dahl

To strengthen the muscles of your heart, the best exercise is lifting someone else’s spirit whenever you can.

“I know all about the despair of overcoming chronic temptation. It is not serious, provided self-offended petulance, annoyance at breaking records, impatience, etc., don’t get the upper hand. No amount of falls will really undo us if we keep picking ourselves up each time…The only fatal thing is to lose one’s temper and give up.”
C.S. Lewis, Letters, January 20, 1942

If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

“I know that the writer does call up the general and maybe the essential through the particular, but this general and essential is still deeply embedded in mystery. It is not answerable to any of our formulas.”
The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O’Connor

“If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.”
Charlie Parker

The highest reward for man’s toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.
John Ruskin

Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great purpose in heart.
Gordon B. Hinckley

Quotes October 25, 2016

If we apply our minds directly and competently to the needs of the earth, then we will have begun to make fundamental and necessary changes in our minds.
Wendell Berry

To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace.
Morihei Ueshiba

“When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.
Jean Shinoda Bolen

A single day is enough to make us a little larger.
Paul Klee, 1879-1940

Love truth, and pardon error.
Voltaire, 1694-1778

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865

No one must shut his eyes and regard as nonexistent the suffering of which he spared himself the sight.
Albert Schweitzer

“No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.”
Alan Watts

Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.
Desiderius Erasmus

Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean. Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes.
Theodore Dreiser

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
Sir Isaac Newton

Selfishness is the only real atheism; aspiration, unselfishness, the only real religion. Israel Zangwill

The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.
Emily Dickinson

What you give, you will receive, although it might sometimes come from the place you least expect.
Paulo Coelho

Childhood is the world of miracle and wonder…as if creation rose, bathed in the light, out of the darkness, utterly new and fresh and astonishing.
Eugene Ionesco

“When you walk with purpose you collide with destiny.”
Bertice Berry

“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.”
Suzanne Collins

Quotes October 24, 2016

It is often to the wary that the events in life are unexpected. Looser types – people who are not busy weighing and measuring every little thing – are used to accidents, coincidences, chance, things getting out of hand, things sneaking up on them. They are the happy children of life, to whom life happens for better or worse.”
Laurie Colwin, “A Mythological Subject,” in The Lone Pilgrim

To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Nelson Mandela,
activist and political leader

Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past — let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
John F. Kennedy,
35th US president

The minute you’re satisfied with where you are, you aren’t there anymore.
Tony Gwynn,
baseball player

No man who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives is long left without proper reward.
Booker T. Washington,
educator, writer and orator

“It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.”
Bruce Lee

Quotes October 23 – 24, 2016

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery…”
Winston Churchill

“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
Thomas Jefferson

“It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to  extend its power to the entire planet.”
Hassan el Banna  Founder  Muslim Brotherhood

Speed is useful only if you are running in the right direction.
Joel Barker,
writer and lecturer

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. The only way they can inherit the freedom we have known is if we fight for it, protect it, defend it.
Ronald Reagan,
40th US president

Experience, the name men give to their mistakes.
Oscar Wilde,

Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its ragged edges.
Herman Melville,

I think I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. Part of it is just learning what makes me happier and doing more of it, and learning what makes me unhappier and doing less of it.
Mark Frauenfelder,
writer and illustrator


“People often ask themselves the right questions. Where they fail is in answering the questions they ask themselves, and even there they do not fail by much…But it takes time, it takes humility and a serious reason for searching.”
William Maxwell, Time Will Darken It

“When a situation develops gradually, no matter how weird that situation is, you get used to it.”
Andy Warhol, POPism

“There is almost one time that is important – Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power.”
Leo Tolstoy,  What Men Live By and Other Tales

“The satisfaction to be derived from success in a great constructive enterprise is one of the most massive that life has to offer.”
Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness

“A comfortable home is a great source of happiness. It ranks immediately after health and a good conscience.”
Sydney Smith

“Reject your sense of injury, and the injury itself disappears.”
Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

“To hear complaints is wearisome alike to the wretched and the happy.”
Samuel Johnson, The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia

“I’m grateful for past betrayals, heartaches, and challenges… I thought they were breaking me; but they were sculpting me.”
Steve Maraboli

“Your problem is you’re too busy holding onto your unworthiness.”
Ram Dass

“Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievements of one’s values.”
Ayn Rand

“It takes courage to endure the sharp pains of self-discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.”
Marianne Williamson

Quotes October 20-21, 2016

Ron Chestna 89 years of age was  stopped by the Sheriff around 2 a.m. and was asked where he was going at that  time of night.

Ron replied, “I’m on my way to a lecture  about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well  as smoking and staying out late.”

The officer  asked, “Really? Who’s giving that lecture at this time of night?”

Ron replied, “That would be my  wife.”




If something went wrong with your tracking program, the only method I would have to fix it is”—he raised a fist and mimed banging it against something—“ percussive maintenance accompanied by colorful cursing. Seldom works with delicate electronics.”
Carlyle Clark
Children From Dark Houses (An Atticus & Rosemary Mystery Thriller Book 1)




I’m most proud of the blessings that God has bestowed upon me, in my life. He’s given me the vision to truly see that you can fall down, but you can still get back up. Hopefully I’ll learn from my mistakes and have the opportunity to strengthen and improve the next thing I do.
Martin Lawrence




Surround yourself with good people. Whether they’re the best or not, people are capable of learning if they’ve got good hearts and they’re good souls.
Kid Rock




A good friend can tell you what is the matter with you in a minute. He may not seem such a good friend after telling.
Arthur Brisbane




The brighter you are, the more you have to learn.
Don Herold




It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary to put all the play and learning into childhood, all the work into middle age, and all the regrets into old age.
Margaret Mead




Every song you’re trying to find something that going to connect in different ways but for me the songs that I’m really drawn to are inspirational, songs that lift you and that everybody can relate to no matter where you’re from.
Rodney Atkins




Never leave a friend behind. Friends are all we have to get us through this life–and they are the only things from this world that we could hope to see in the next.
Dean Koontz


“The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing, and face us with the reality of our powerlessness. That is a friend who cares.”
Henri Nouwen

True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.
David Tyson Gentry

Quotes October 18, 2016




We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.

Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well to think. Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are only two types of computers in the world: those that waste your precious time and those that waste your precious time faster.

Comedian Daniel Tosh is no fan of the expression “The worst day of fishing is better than the best day at work.”
“I’ve watched The Deadliest Catch on Discovery,” he said. “I’ve never once been at work, capsized in 40-degree water, watched all my coworkers die, and been like, ‘Hey, at least we’re fishin’.’”

Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they changed it.
George Carlin

You can measure distance by time. “How far away is it?” “Oh, about 20 minutes.” But it doesn’t work the other way. “When do you get off work?” “Around three miles.”
Jerry Seinfeld

You don’t pay taxes—they take taxes.
Chris Rock

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire PR execs.
Daniel J. Boorstin

Quotes October 17, 2016

A few buttons shy of a full remote.
D. Eilers

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
Rene Descartes,
mathematician and philosopher

Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your inner life. Avoid too much noise. Read good books, have good sentences in your ears. Be by yourself as often as you can. Walk. Take the phone off the hook. Work regular hours.
Jane Kenyon,

A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you, and were helped by you, will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.
Charles Hadden Spurgeon

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.
Knute Rockne

Forget yesterday – it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow – you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift – today.
Steve Maraboli

Live today. Not yesterday. Not tomorrow. Just today. Inhabit your moments. Don’t rent them out to tomorrow.
Jerry Spinelli

I don’t dwell on my age. It might limit what I can do. As long as I have my mind and health, it’s just a number.
Nola Ochs

Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Dolly Parton

The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.
Marcus Aurelius

As you grow up, always tell the truth, do no harm to others, and don’t think you are the most important being on earth. Rich or poor, you then can look anyone in the eye and say, ‘I’m probably no better than you, but I’m certainly your equal.
Harper Lee

Quotes October 14, 2016

If you think nothing is impossible, try slamming a revolving door.

What great energy, intelligence, and magnificent beautiful eyes… But enough about me, how are you doing?

What are they planting to grow the seedless watermelon?
Jerry Seinfeld

How come you never see a headline like “Psychic Wins Lottery”?
Jay Leno

Try an internship! Internships give you all the experience of a summer job without the hassle of a paycheck.
Stephen Colbert

I used to love the candy Nerds, but I stopped eating them when I realized that for me, it was basically cannibalism.
Rob O’Reilly

Give me a one-handed economist! All my economists say, “On the one hand …on the other.”
Harry Truman

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.
Jeff Valdez

My dog was my soul mate; we both took naps, we both skipped lunch, we both hated the vacuum…
Elayne Boosler

Quotes October 13, 2016

Some people just have a way with words, and other people … oh … not have way.
Steve Martin

The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so.
Gore Vidal

I think I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. Part of it is just learning what makes me happier and doing more of it, and learning what makes me unhappier and doing less of it.
Mark Frauenfelder,
writer and illustrator

Hate to break it to you, Facebook, but the entire Internet is already a Dislike button.

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
Edmund Burke,
statesman and orator

“A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there.”

Never trust someone who takes hours to text you back, but when you hang out with them they check their phone every minute.

Nature abhors a vacuum, but not as much as a cat does.

We need a 12-step group for compulsive talkers. They could call it On Anon Anon.
Paula Poundstone

At what age do you think it’s appropriate to tell a highway it’s adopted?
Zach Galifianakis

Trust is like a mirror, you can fix it if it’s broken, but you can still see the crack in that Mother Fuc@@’s reflection.
Lady Gaga

A Canadian psychologist is selling a video that teaches you how to test your dog’s IQ. Here’s how it works: If you spend $12.99 for the video, your dog is smarter than you.
Jay Leno

“99% of all problems can be solved by money — and for the other 1% there’s alcohol.”
Quentin R. Bufogle

What’s best way to build upper arm strength? Take lots of selfies.

“Generally speaking, I try not to generalize.”
Addison C. Arthur

Quotes October 12, 2016

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
Maria Robinson,



Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
Sophia Loren,



Sometimes, the shortest path between two points is serpentine.
Christopher Benfey,
literary critic




When you fall, I will be there to catch you – With love, the floor.



Don’t worry if plan A fails, there are 25 more letters in the alphabet.



If people are talking behind your back, be happy that you are the one in front.



All my life I thought air was free, until I bought a bag of chips.



The future is shaped by your dreams, so stop wasting time and go to sleep!


“So you’re a little weird? Work it! A little different? OWN it! Better to be a nerd than one of the herd!”
Mandy Hale




“Sometimes just being there is enough.”




It is an incalculable added pleasure to any one’s sum of happiness if he or she grows to know, even slightly and imperfectly, how to read and enjoy the wonder-book of nature.
Theodore Roosevelt,
26th US president




Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.
Isaac Asimov,
writer and biochemistry professor