Just the Nine of Us

Just the Nine of Us

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Favorite Quotes Tuesday

I LOVE beautiful, uplifting, inspiring quotes and have been collecting them for years. There are approximately 6 Tuesdays between now and Bethany's arrival, so I'm making it my goal the next 6 Tuesdays to share some of my favorites with you. :) I hope they inspire you as they have me. Enjoy!

"Conformity is the enemy of thought and the jailer of freedom." -John F. Kennedy

"It seems to me that we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them." -George Elliott

"We conquer not in any brilliant fashion. We conquer by continuing." -George Matheson

"No day in which you learn something is a complete loss." -David Eddings

"It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful, but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look, which morally we can do. To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of the arts." -Henry David Thoreau

"He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount fear." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

"Do something wonderful today, for it will never come again." -Anonymous

"A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave." -Mahatma Gandhi

"Since the beginning of her life, she has been looking for your face, and today she has found it. Welcome. . . " -Rumi

"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, to know who you are, and what you can rise from." -Maya Angelou

"There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And there is time for love. That leaves no other time." -Coco Chanel

"Tell me what you love, and I will tell you what you are." -Arsene Houssaye

"Never take counsel of your fears." -General Patton

"We must see life in slightly romantic terms; recognize falling in love or growing a flower or even cooking a perfect pie as a demonstration of the magic of balance, of everything coming together in just the right way." -Titania Hardie

"I want to unfold. I do not want to stay folded anywhere, for where I am folded, there I am a lie." -Rainer Maria Rilke

"I don't want to live. I want to love first, and love incidentally." -Zelda Fitzgerald

". . . and the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. . . "-Anaias Nin

"Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart." -Confucius

1 comment:

  1. Read this quote today and thought of your quote project. :)

    "What am I in the eyes of most people — a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person — somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then — even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart." - Van Gogh