Archived Quotes from May 2017

'Tis always morning somewhere in the world. ~~ Richard Henry Hengist Horne



There are people whom one loves immediately and for ever.  Even to know they are alive in the world with one is quite enough. ~~ Nancy Spain

 I remember things the way they should have been.  ~~ Truman Capote



 Everything can be taken from a man but one thing:  the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given situation, even if only for a few seconds. ~~ Victor Frankl


 We grow neither better nor worse as we get old, but more like ourselves. ~~ May Lamberton Becker


 There is a certain noble pride, through which merits shine brighter than through modesty. ~~ Jean Paul Richter


 If you keep anything long enough, you can throw it away.  If you throw it away, you will need it the next day. ~~ Unattributed



 Treasure each other in the recognition that we do not know how long we shall have each other. ~~ Joshua Loth Liebman


 For those who love it, cooking is at once child's play and adult joy.  And cooking done with care is an act of love. ~~ Craig Claiborne


 If you find something you like, buy a lifetime supply-- they're going to stop making it. ~~ Unattributed



 The best way to get your husband to do something is to suggest that he's too old to do it. ~~ Anne Bancroft



The virtue I like best, said God, is hope. ~~ Charles Peguy

 My mother is everywhere… 
In the perfume of a rose,
The eyes of a tiger,
The pages of a book,
The food that we partake,
The whistling wind of the desert,
The blazing gems of sunset,
The crystal light of full moon,
The opal veils of sunshine. ~~ Grace Seton-Thompson

 I cannot forget my mother.  Though not as sturdy as others, she is my bridge.  When I needed to get across, she steadied herself long enough for me to run across safely. ~~ Renita Weems


 All things are possible until they are proved impossible -- and even the impossible may only be so as of now. ~~ Pearl S. Buck


 If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade. ~~ Tom Peters



 [Advice to his grandson:]  Stick with the optimists.  It's going to be tough enough even if they're right. ~~ Jules Renard



 Slow down and enjoy life.  It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast -- you also miss the sense of where you are going and why. ~~ Eddie Cantor


 In any given group, the most will do the least and the least the most. ~~ Merle P. Martin


 In any given group, the most will do the least and the least the most. ~~ Merle P. Martin

 Don't be afraid to ask dumb questions.  They're more easily handled than dumb mistakes. ~~ William Wister Haines



 I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things, and I have succeeded fairly well. ~~ Robert Benchley



Don't take a bull by the horns, take him by the tail; then you can let go when you want to. ~~ Josh Billings


 You'll have a better day if you think about where you're going than what's stuck to the bottom of your shoes. ~~ Tammy Hansen Gilbert



 Good movies make you care, make you believe in possibilities again. ~~ Pauline Kael



 I came to appreciate what good books really were and realized how much I needed them and they gradually gave me a stoical confidence in myself:  I was not alone in this world and I would not perish! ~~ Maxim Gorky


 Having the world's best idea will do you no good unless you act on it.  People who want milk shouldn't sit on a stool in the middle of a field in hopes that a cow will back up to them. ~~ Curtis Grant


 Democracy is never a final achievement.  It is a call to untiring effort, to continual sacrifice and to the willingness, if necessary, to die in its defense. ~~ John F. Kennedy



 A hero is someone who has given his of her life to something bigger than oneself. ~~ Joesph Campbell 


 To respect one's work and to do it well, to risk something in life was more important than being a star.  To never sell your soul -- to have self-esteem -- to be true -- was most important of all. ~~ Lauren Bacall


 Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. ~~ Danny Kaye