What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
[1672-1719 AD English essayist, poet, & politician]
Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities no doubt have crept in; forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on yesterdays.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson-
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller -
The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
- Laurence J. Peter-
A hundred years from now? All new people.
- Anne Lamott -
Whatever women must do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.
We fall in love with a smile, the look in someone’s eyes, a shoulder. That is enough; then during the long hours of hope or sadness, we create a person, we compose a character.
- Marcel Proust-
Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle.
- Plato -
It is the greatest good for an individual to discuss virtue (~areté) every day…for the unexamined life is not worth living.
- Socrates -
[5th century bce Greek philosopher]
From My Favourit Thinkers:
Anyone can become angry – that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way; this is not easy.
Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.
-Jane Austen (1775 – 1817) -
Wisdom is better than wit, and in the long run will certainly have the laugh on her side.
- Jane Austen (1775 – 1817) -
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
- C. S. Lewis -
One could say that in case of need, every normal and healthy woman is able to hold a position. And there is no profession which cannot be practiced by a woman.
- Edith Stein -
Loaned from Other Bloggers’ Treasuries:
Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.
- Unknown (Thanks to: Globetrotteri) -
Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.
- Margaret Mead (Globetrotteri)-
The Wise avoids the trouble, the Clever would be able to deal with.
- My Father -
Don’t you let any man mess your life.
- My Mother -