Just the Nine of Us

Just the Nine of Us

Thursday, February 7, 2013

More Quotes Thursday :)

Because these are just so wonderful and helpful and insightful. I just can't stop sharing. :)

"Little things affect little minds." -Benjamin Disraeli

"First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do." -Epictecus

"Life only demands from you the strength you possess. Only one feat is possible: not to have run away." -Dag Hammarskjold

"Following the path of least resistance is what makes rivers and men crooked." -Anonymous

"Arrange whatever pieces come your way." -Woolf

"The literature of women's lives is a tradition of escapees, women who have lived to tell the tale. . . they resist captivity. They get up and go. They seek better worlds." -Phyllis Rose

Possibly my favorite ever: "At various times of life, we find ourselves with a handful of blocks of different shapes and sizes, out of which we can build some aspect of life, and it behooves us to build it as beautifully as we can. . . "Isaac Asimov

"If you're not actively involved in getting what you want, you don't really want it." -Peter McWilliams

"If I have learned anything, it is that life forms no logical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return?" -Dame Margot Fonteyn

"Living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little freedom." -Hans Christian Andersen

"This time, like all times, is a very good one, if we but know what to do with it." -Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life." -Sophia Loren

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature." -Helen Keller

"You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best you have to give." -Eleanor Roosevelt

"Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from." -Jodie Foster

"Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for yourself. Face the truth." -Katherine Mansfield

"Flowers grow out of dark moments." -Corita Kent

"Every effort must be made in childhood to teach the young to use their own minds. For one thing is for sure: if they don't make up their own minds, someone will do it for them." -Eleanor Roosevelt

"Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way. . . you must become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions." -Aristotle

"To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying, 'Amen' to what the world says you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive." -Robert Louis Stevenson

"Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true." -William Ralph Inge

"Every calling is great when greatly pursued." -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

"Many of our cares are but a morbid way of looking at our privileges." -Sir Walter Scott

"In the depth of winter I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer." -Albert Camus

"Forget injuries, never forget kindness." -Confucius

"If you hear a voice within you saying, 'You are not a painter', then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." -Vincent Van Gogh

"He told me once that he forgot himself and opened up like a door with a loose latch and everything fell out and he tried for days to put it all back in the proper order, but he finally gave up and left it there in a pile and loved everything equally." -Anonymous

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