Archived Quotes from march 2021

Discard the old maxim, "Do not get others to do what you can do yourself."  My motto is, do not do that which others can do as well. ~~ Booker T. Washington



I am a confirmed believer in blessings in disguise. I prefer them undisguised when I myself happen to be the person blessed; in fact, I can scarcely recognize a blessing in disguise except when it is bestowed upon someone else. ~~ Robert Lynd



One of the advantages of being 70 is that you need only four hours' sleep.  True, you need it four times a day, but still. ~~ Denis Norden



The more I see the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs. ~~ Alphonse de Lamartine


When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life. ~~ Jean Shinoda Bolen



In my opinion, we don't devote nearly enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks. ~~ Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)



Mama and I would go to a funeral and she's stand up and read the dead person's eulogy.  She made the ignorant and ugly sound like scholars and movie stars, turn the mean and evil into saints and angels.  She knew what people had meant to be in their hearts, not what the world had forced them to become.  She knew the ways in working too hard for paltry wages could turn you mean and cold, could kill the thing that made you laugh. ~~ Henry Louis Gates, Jr.



When it comes to old age we're all in the same boat, only some of us have been aboard a little longer. ~~ Leo Probst



One may know how to gain a victory, and not know how to use it. ~~ Pedro Calderon de la Barca



America would be a better place if leaders would do more long-term thinking.  In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to remember seven generations in the past and consider seven generations in the future when making decisions that affect the people. ~~ Wilma Mankiller



Role models can be black.  Role models can be white.  Role models can be generals.  Role models can be principals, teachers, doctors, or just your parent who brought you into this world and who is trying to give you the best of everything. ~~ Colin Powell



Time and health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted. ~~ Denis Waitley



I had that stubborn streak, the Irish in me I guess. ~~ Gregory Peck



[St. Patrick's Day] a great day for the Irish, but just an OK day if you're looking for a quiet tavern to talk, read or have a white wine spritzer. ~~ Jon Stewart



St. Patrick was a teacher, and a truly brave man, telling the truth regardless of the consequences. He will live through long centuries, in the memory of men. He represents the Irish race in the minds of men, and a great man is the most precious possession of any people. ~~ Arthur Brisbane



Grant me a sense of humor, Lord, the saving grace to see a joke, to win some happiness from life, and pass it on to other folks. ~~ Irish Prayer



Yeah, it's St. Paddy's Day. Everyone's Irish tonight. ~~ Norman Reedus [The Boondock Saints]



Lead me not into temptation.  I can find the way myself. ~~ Rita Mae Brown



Don't be afraid to talk to yourself.  It's the only way you can be sure somebody's listening. ~~ Franklin P. Jones



[On spring:]  Suddenly a mist of green on the trees, as quiet as thought. ~~ Dorothy M. Richardson



Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups. ~~ Cathy Guisewite



There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today. ~~ Mignon McLaughlin



We all participate in weaving the social fabric; we should therefore all participate in patching the fabric when it develops holes. ~~ Anne C. Weisberg



Find out who you are and do it on purpose. ~~ Dolly Parton



The contents of her mind… were somewhat similar to the contents of a well-stored sewing basket after half a dozen kittens had been playing there undisturbed for a few days. ~~ Alfre Reginald Radcliffe-Brown



Life's two Great Questions:  "Why me?" and "What do I do now?" ~~ William L. DeAndrea



Never do anything you wouldn't want to be caught dead doing. ~~ John Carradine



I lied on my Weight Watchers list. I put down that I had three eggs... but they were Cadbury chocolate eggs.  ~~ Caroline Rhea



My Easter smells are the cinnamon and mixed spices in the hot cross buns, and the rosemary and mint sauce with the roast lamb. The grassy tang of rhubarb and real muddy wet grass from the egg rolling. And of course, lots and lots of milk chocolate. ~~ Maggie Alderson



Easter tells us that life is to be interpreted not simply in terms of things but in terms of ideals. ~~ Charles M. Crowe





I think of the garden after the rain;
And hope to my heart comes singing,
At morn the cherry-blooms will be white,
And the Easter bells be ringing!


~~ Edna Dean Proctor