Archived Quotes from July 2017

Any path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you… Look at every path closely and deliberately.  Try it as many times as you think necessary.  Then ask yourself, and yourself alone, one question… Does this path have a heart?  If it does, the path is good; if it doesn't it is of no use. ~~ Carlos Castaneda


 When an American says that he loves his country, he … means that he loves an inner air, an inner light in which freedom lives and in which a man can draw the breath of self-respect. ~~ Adlai E. Stevenson



 Freedom works. ~~ Jeane Kirkpatrick



 The foundation of democracy is the sense of spiritual independence which nerves the individual to stand alone against the powers of this world. ~~ R. H. Tawney


 The sea never changes, and its works, for all the talk of men, are wrapped in mystery. ~~ Joseph Conrad


 Timing is the greatest single factor you're dealing with in art, people, or business. ~~ Warren Tute



 When asked, most folks will gladly tell us about ourselves, who we are, what we're feeling, and where we should be heading.  And if we don't honor ourselves by listening to our lives, we'll believe them. ~~ Susan L. Taylor


 It's enough for a man to understand his own business, and not to interfere with other people's. ~~ Charles Dickens


 Many people wait throughout their whole lives for the chance to be good in their own fashion. ~~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche


 Strange, when you ask anyone's advice you see yourself what is right. ~~ Selma Lagerlof


 Put three grains of sand inside a vast cathedral, and the cathedral will be more closely packed with sand than space is with stars. ~~ Sir James Jeans



 One day your children should be able to look back and say, "My family was the one place where I felt I could be myself -- and be loved for it." ~~ Bill Hybels



 Drag your thoughts away from your troubles -- by the ears, by the heels, or any other way, so you manage it; it's the healthiest thing a body can do. ~~ Mark Twain

 Color is an intense experience on its own. ~~ Jim Hodges


 I've seen kids ride bicycles, play ball, set up a camp, swing, fight a war, swim and race for eight hours--yet have to be driven to the garbage can. ~~ Erma Bombeck


When the store is out of it, you'll have a coupon for it; and when you don't have a coupon for it, the store has plenty. ~~ Joe Moore

 We live in a world in which the worst looks as if it is going to happen and the worst often does happen, and yet out of the anguish and waste, love and trust come in new forms. ~~ Robert A. K. Runcie


 The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn. ~~ H. G. Wells


 The hand is quicker than the eye … but somewhat slower than the fly. ~~ Richard Armour



We all act as hinges--fortuitous links between other people. ~~ Penelope Lively


 It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. ~~ J. K. Rowling


 From one cat to another:
If you have committed any kind of an error and anyone scolds you -- wash.  If you slip and fall off something and somebody laughs at you -- wash.  If somebody calls you and you don't care to come and still don't wish to make it a direct insult -- wash.  Something hurt you?  Wash it. ~~ Paul Gallico