Archived Quotes from March 2017


One of the quickest ways to become exhausted is by suppressing your feelings. ~~ Sue Patton Thoele


 One can get just as much exaltation in losing oneself in a little thing as in a big thing.  It is nice to think how one can be recklessly lost in a daisy. ~~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh


 To most people, my sister and I didn't seem to have much in common, but I knew… that we were remarkably alike. ~~ Kathleen Norris


 An object in motion will always be headed in the wrong direction.  An object at rest will always be in the wrong place. ~~ David Gerrold



A cat knows how to be comfortable, how to get the people around it to serve it.  In a tranquil domestic situation, the cat is a veritable manipulative genius.  It seeks the soft, it seeks the warm, it prefers the quiet and it loves to be full.  It displays, when it gets its own way in these matters, a degree of contentment we would all like to emulate.  If we could relax like a cat we would probably live at least a hundred and twenty-five years, and then we could relax to death.  Cats know how not to get ulcers.  We may seek that level of tranquility, but we seldom achieve it. ~~ Roger A. Caras


 The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises. ~~ Leo Buscaglia


 There is nothing like a gleam of humor to assure you that a fellow human being is ticking inside a strange face. ~~ Eve Hoffman


 Technology over the last several decades has brought us more sophisticated tools, but no matter how sophisticated the tools, good craftsmanship comes from the mind, eyes, and hands of the dedicated craftsman. ~~ Norm Abram


 We must always have old memories and young hopes. ~~ Arsene Houssaye


 Bad quarrels come when two people are wrong.  Worse quarrels come when two people are right. ~~ Betty Smith


 Meow is like aloha -- it can mean anything. ~~ Hank Ketchum


 You will never find anybody who can give you a clear and compelling reason why we observe "Daylight Saving Time." ~~ Dave Barry



 Remember, nothing that's good works by itself, just to please you.  You've got to make the damn thing work. ~~ Thomas Alva Edison


 Failure is success if we learn from it. ~~ Malcolm Forbes




 May your joys be as deep as the ocean and your misfortunes as light as the foam. ~~ Irish proverb



 It's easy to halve the potato where there's love. ~~ Irish Proverb



 May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and the road downhill all the way to your door. ~~ Irish Blessing



 I think, myself, that one's memories represent those moments which, insignificant as they may seem, nevertheless represent the inner self and oneself as most really oneself. ~~ Agatha Christie [An Autobiography]



 Everyone realizes that one can believe little of what people say about each other.  But it is not so widely realized that even less can one trust what people say about themselves. ~~ Rebecca West




 Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" ~~ Robin Williams



 Whoever cares to learn will always find a teacher. ~~ German proverb



 It's good to be just plain happy; it's a little better to know that you're happy; but to understand that you're happy and to know why and how … and still be happy, be happy in the being and the knowing, well that is beyond happiness, that is bliss. ~~ Henry Miller



 All rising to great place is by a winding stair. ~~ Sir Francis Bacon



 Many highly intelligent people are poor thinkers.  Many people of average intelligence are skilled thinkers.  The power of a car is separate from the way the car is driven. ~~ Edward de Bono



 If our education had included training to bear unpleasantness and to let the first shock pass until we could think more calmly, many an unbearable situation would become manageable, and many a nervous illness avoided.  There is a proverb expressing this.  It says, trouble is a tunnel through which we pass and not a brick wall against which we must break our head. ~~ Claire Weeks



 The verb "to love" in Persian is "to have a friend."  "I love you" translated literally is "I have you as a friend," and "I don't like you" simply means "I don’t have you as a friend." ~~ Shusha Guppy



 There is a midsummer.  There is a midwinter.  But there is no midspring or midautumn.  These are seasons of constant change. Like dawn and dusk they are period of transition. But like night and day and day and night they merge slowly, gradually. ~~ Edwin Way Teale


 Kittens are constantly forgiven. ~~ Douglas Wilk



 The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of. ~~ Blaise Pascal



 All for each.  The winds wander, the snow and rain and dew fall, the earth whirls--all but to prosper a poor lush violet. ~~ John Muir



 It's funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do, isn't it? ~~ Eleanor H. Porter