Favourite Quotes

Serenity prayer

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.
Joseph Addison
[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.
Charlotte Whitton

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.

It is the greatest good for an individual to discuss virtue (~areté) every day…for the unexamined life is not worth living.
[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:

Blogging is not about me, and it’s not about you either. Blogging is about engaging with each other.
Jeremy David (Thanks to BD)-

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)-

Family Wisdom:

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 –

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