Archived Quotes from June 2018

 I just try to understand that tomorrow is another day. ~~ Bob Dylan



At 20 we worry about what others think of us; at 40 we don't care about what others think of us; at 60 we discover they haven't been thinking about us at all. ~~ Unattributed



There are no right answers to wrong questions. ~~ Ursula Le Guin



Inside every seventy-year-old is a thirty-five-year-old asking, "What happened?" ~~ Ann Landers



Nature isn't a kindly force.  She has many faces, and none cares a thing for us or our needs. ~~ Greg Iles



I want to congratulate all the men out there who are working diligently to be good fathers whether they are stepfathers, or biological fathers or just spiritual fathers. ~~ T. D. Jakes



Like many fathers, he had a favorite ritual:  to put his whole family in the car and drive somewhere.  It didn't matter where -- what mattered was that he was behind the wheel. ~~ Signe Hammer



The imprint of a father remains forever on the life of the child. ~~ Roy Lessin



Me: I just called to say Happy Father's Day and I love you.
Dad: That's terrific. Hey, put the dog back on. I got another joke for him. ~~ Elizabeth Hackett



I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom. ~~ Umberto Eco



A father’s smile has been known to light up a child’s entire day. ~~ Susan Gale



It's an ongoing joy being a dad. ~~ Liam Neeson



Your dad makes you understand what a grownup is.  Send a good message, it will be the most important thing you will ever do. ~~ Brent M. Jones



To understand how my father became the way he was, I had to learn what happened to him as a little boy. It took a long time to learn the right questions to ask. ~~ Thi Bui



Being a dad is quite rewarding and even magical at times. It is our greatest chance to do something right in our lives that will keep making the world a brighter place even generations after we are gone. ~~ Timothy Pina



Your mother said that Fraser sent her back to me, knowing that I would protect her--and you. ... And like him, perhaps I send you back, knowing---as he knew of me--that he will protect you with his life. I love you forever, Brianna. I know whose child you truly are. With all my love, Dad. ~~ Diana Gabaldon [Written in My Own Heart's Blood]



I believe it is harder to be fair to oneself than to others. ~~ Andre Gide



The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it. ~~ Albert Einstein



It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help. ~~ Judith Martin



Truth is tough.  It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch.  Nay, you may kick it about all day, and it will be round and full at evening. ~~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.



As long as you can still be disappointed, you are still young. ~~ Sarah Churchill



In silence--and in self-defense--I figured things out in my own little way. ~~ Loretta Young



One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you, only if they already agree with you.  You do not change people's minds. ~~ Frank Zappa



The roots of reason are embedded in feelings--feelings that have formed and accumulated and developed over a lifetime of personality-shaping.  These feelings are not a source of weakness but a resource of strength.  They are not there for occasional using but are inescapable.  To know what we think, we must know how we feel.  It is feeling that shapes belief and forms opinion.  It is feeling that directs the strategy of argument.  It is our feelings, then, with which we must come to honorable terms. ~~ James E. Miller, Jr.



There are days when I am envious of my hens:
when I hunger for a purpose as perfect and sure
as a single daily egg. ~~ Barbara Kingsolver



Life is a long lesson in humility. ~~ Sir James Matthew Barrie



You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism. ~~ Erma Bombeck 



Liberty is always dangerous, but it is the safest thing we have. ~~ Harry Emerson Fosdick



The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty. ~~ James Madison