Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Inspirational Quotes...

Life is short. Be swift to love! Make haste to be kind! - Henri Frederic Amiel

Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time. - Viktor Frankl

There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher. - Henry van Dyke

Loneliness... is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man. - Thomas Wolfe

Love is like war; easy to begin but very hard to stop. - H.L. Mencken

When you enjoy loving your neighbor it ceases to be a virtue. - Kahlil Gibran

Lower your voice and strengthen your argument. - Lebanese proverb

My kind of loyalty was loyalty to one's country, not to its institutions or its officeholders. - Mark Twain

Lying is done with words and also with silence. - Adrienne Rich

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castenada

I am malicious because I am miserable. ... If any being felt emotions of benevolence towards me, I should return them a hundred and a hundred fold. - “Frankenstein,” Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Man is the religious animal. He is the only religious animal that has the true religion -- several of them. He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn't straight. - Mark Twain

I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinion of himself than on the opinion of others. - Marcus Aurelius

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of dreams. - Yiddish proverb

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear. - Bertrand Russell


Jack and Joann said...

One thing you learn as a teacher of reading is that each person's place and plight in the world determines how they view the written word that they are reading. This morning I found myself looking at these quotes thru the lens of the Bush administration years and going again and again: "Boy, that sure fits the situation."

Betsy said...

What great thoughts! I'm stealing one for my quote of the week...hope that's alright! :)

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

A lot of good ones here. Inspirational and thought-provoking.

Wishing you a great day!

Rebeckah said...

I love quotes! Thanks for sharing these! I hope you are having a lovely week!

Gramma Ann said...

As you already know I like quotes and things such as these. So I enjoyed reading these this morning.

Reader Wil said...

Beautiful thoughts Patty. We should remember them always. Especially in these difficult times. Thanks Patty for sharing this with us!

Renie Burghardt said...

Great quotes, Patty. My favorites are the two by Mark Twain and the Yiddish proverb.

Have a good night!


Wanda said...

Those do make you think.... and that's a good thing.

raccoonlover1963 said...

Definately food for thought.
I'm curious about your followers widget, why does it say stop following?

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for your visit Patty. Yes my daughter is in one of the photos! Accidentily, for she never likes to be in one, just like me.

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