Category: Quotes

Quotes & Memes

Pereceptions August 26, 2016

“Compassionate people ask for what they need. They say no when they need to, and when they say yes, they mean it. They’re compassionate because their boundaries keep them out of resentment.”
Brené Brown

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances.
Martha Washington,
US first lady

“Out of date, perhaps, but who wasn’t these days? Out of date, but loyal to his own time. At a certain moment, after all, every man chooses: will he go forward, will he go back? There was nothing dishonorable in not being blown about by every little modern wind. Better to have worth, to entrench, to be an oak of one’s own generation.”
John Le Carre, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Perceptions August 25, 2016

That is the true perfection of man, to find out his imperfections.
St. Augustine,
philosopher and theologian

“As soon as you stop wanting something you get it. I’ve found that to be absolutely axiomatic.”
Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again

I propose that one attribute of the production of those makers we call artists, historically and culturally, constitutes a kind of prosthetic activity to address an unforgettable and irreconcilable absence.
Richard Berger

Character is not cut in marble—it is not something solid and unalterable. It is something living and changing, and may become diseased as our bodies do.
George Eliot (1819-1880)

Perceptions August 24, 2016

“When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. When life is bitter, say thank you and grow.”
Shauna Niequist

“There’s a bit of magic in everything and loss to even things out.”
Lou Reed

“I would like to become tolerant without overlooking anything, persecute no one even when all people persecute me; become better without noticing it; become sadder, but enjoy living; become more serene, be happy in others; belong to no one, grow in everyone; love the best, comfort the worst; not even hate myself anymore.”
Elias Canetti, The Human Province

Perception August 23, 2016

If you have knowledge, let others light their candles at it.
Mark Rowse,

“We bring forth weeds when our quick minds lie still.”
William Shakespeare, 1564-1616

“Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.”
John Churton Collins, 1848-1908

“The important thing in life is to have great aim and to possess the aptitude and the perseverance to attain it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.”
Mark Twain

“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
Robert Kennedy

“Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Social Aims” in The Complete Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott,

“If you are brave enough to say good-bye, life will reward you with a new hello.”
Paul Coehlo

“A man is not only happy but wise also, if he is trying, during his lifetime, to be the sort of man he wants to be found at his death.”
homas à Kempis

My life is my message.
Mahatma Gandhi

Perceptions August 22, 2016

If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.
Omar N. Bradley

“Once a new part of technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.”
Stewart Brand

“Despite our ever-connective technology, neither Skype nor Facebook-not even a telephone call-can come close to the joy of being with loved ones in person.”
Marlo Thomas

“I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.”
Charles Schwab

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.”
Alfred Tennyson

“To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.”
Robert Muller

“Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.”
Frank A. Clark

Don’t regret the past, just learn from it.
Ben Ipock

If you try, you risk failure. If you don’t, you ensure it.

Perception August 21, 2016

Blast from the past

I loved these!

I loved these!


That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.
Chinese Proverb

Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive.
Leah LaBelle

Perception August 20, 2016

Words are windows, or they’re walls,
They sentence us, or set us free.
When I speak and when I hear,
Let the love light shine through me.
Ruth Bebermeyer

Perception August 19, 2016

If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse gift will find a fitting place.
Margaret Mead,
cultural anthropologist

“Public opinion is always more tyrannical towards those who obviously fear it than towards those who feel indifferent to it.”
Bertrand Russell, Conquest of Happiness

Perception August 18, 2016

We must shift our allegiances from fear to curiosity, from attachment to letting go, from control to trust, and from entitlement to humility.
Angeles Arrien

“Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life. They appear so while they are passing; they seem to have been so when we look back on them; and they take up more room in our memory than all the years that succeed them.”
Robert Southey

Perspective August 17, 2016

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven.”
John Milton
Paradise Lost

“You know that feeling when you just have to go out and find someone new or the world will die on you?”
John Le Carre, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

“Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.” Robert Holden

“You don’t let go of an unhealthy relationship because you stop caring about them. You let go because you finally start caring about you.”
Charles Orlando