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Wise Quotes 
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify. Simplify.
-Henry David Thoreau 

I walk down memory lane because I know I will run into you there.

Well, I like to eat, sleep, drink and be in love. I like to work, read, learn and understand life.
-Langston Hughes 

Manifest plainness. Embrace simplicity. reduce selfishness, have few desires-
-Lau Tzu 

See how nature, trees, flowers, grass- grow in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence....We need silence to be able to touch souls.
-Mother Teresa 

In a child's eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.
N.K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms 

Guarded by an Angel mild: Witless woe was ne'er beguiled! And I wept both night and day, And he 
wiped my tears away; And I wept both day and night, And hid from him my heart's delight. So he took his wings and fled.
-William Blake 

I want to ride my bicycle. I want to ride my bike. I want to ride my bicycle. I want to ride it where I like.

Think of the inside of your house as your soul and the outside architecture as the bones structure, your genetic inheritance. Our true home is inside each of us and it is your love of life that transforms your house into a home.
-Alexandra Stoddard 

I am too old and sad to play, said the boy. I want a boat that will take me far away from here. Can you give me a boat? Cut down my trunk and make a boat, said the tree.  Then you can sail away and be happy
-The Giving Tree

I am very fond of strawberries and cream, but I have found that for some strange reason, fish prefer worms. So when I went fishing, I didn't think about what I wanted. I thought about what they wanted.
-Dale Carnegie 

Life is the childhood of our immortality.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.
-Pablo Picasso 

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
-Dr. Seuss

When I stand before thee at the day's end thou shalt see my wounds and also my healing.
-Rabindranath Tagore 

Give me beauty in the inward soul and may the outward and the inward become one.

Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated.
It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can.
-Sydney Smith 

Sincerity is the way of heaven.

To thine own self be true.
There should be more sincerity and heart in human relations, more silence and simplicity in our interactions. Be rude when you're angry, laugh when something is funny, and answer when you're asked.
-Anton Chekhov 

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.
-Henry David Thoreau 

I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up.
-Benjamin Franklin 

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.
-Reinhold Niebuhr 

Innocence plays in the backyard of ignorance.

"What day is it?'
"It's today," squeaked Piglet.
"My favorite day," said Pooh
-A.A. Milne 

So easy a caveman can do it.

Visions of future empires are visions of the mind.
-Winston Churchill 

Inspiration: a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelations.
-Webster’s dictionary 

I hold it true, whate-er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
-Alfred Lord Tennyson

Life must be lived as play.-Plato

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing.
-William Butler Yeats 

True forgiveness is when you can say "thank you for that experience".
-Oprah Winfrey

Carve your name on hearts not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you.
-Shannon L. Adler

If you can't feed one hundred people then just feed one.
-Mother Theresa

Time is money.
-Benjamin Franklin

Being on the tightrope is living. Everything else is waiting.
-Karl Wallenda

I can do anything good, better than anyone. 

- I was like a boy playing n the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding the smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.
-Isaac Newton

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.
-Blaise Pascal

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
-Oscar Wilde

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at the present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
-C.S. Lewis

-Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will asset integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
-Cecil Beaton

 Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. talent will not; nothing is more common than successful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
-Calvin Coolidge 

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
-Marcel Roust

Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you.
-Saint Bartholomew 

Children are educated by what the grown up is and not by his talk.
-Carl Jung

But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
-Max Ehrmann, Desiderata

Buy or borrow self improvement books, but don't read them. Stack them around your bedroom and use them as places to rest bowls of cookies. Watch exercise shows, but don't exercise. Practice believing that the benefit lies in imagining yourself doing the exercise. Don't power walk. Suanter slowly in the sun, eating chocolate and carry a blanket so you can take a nap.

Chance favors the connected mind.
-Steven Johnson

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that prisoner was you.

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.
-Henry David Thoreau

Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
-Louise Hay

I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through the process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.
-Brene Brown
Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.
Louisa May Alcott 

We should pray to the angels, for they are given to us as guardians.
-Saint Ambrose

Judgements prevent us from seeing the good that lies beyond appearances.
-Wayne Dyer 
Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.
-Albert Einstein
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home.

-Charles Dickens 

One's action ought to come out of an achieved stillness: not to be mere rushing on.
-D.H. Lawrence

The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.
-Fyodor Dostoyevsky 

The soul at it's highest is found like God, but an angel gives a closer idea of Him. That is all an angel is: an idea of God.
-Meister Eckhart 

What we are is God's gift to us.
Who we become is our gift to God.
-saying on a Christmas ornament
You want the moon? Just say the word and I will throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
-George Bailey 

We owe owe our children- the most vulnerable citizens in any society- a life free from violence and fear.
-Nelson Mandela 

If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery.
-John Paul Jones

Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise makes it bloom, discouragement often nips it in the bud. Any of us put out more and better ideas, if our efforts are truly appreciated.
-Alex Osborne 

Belief is a wise wager. Granted that faith cannot be proved, what harm will come to you if you gamble on it's truth and it proves false? If you gain, you gain all. If you lose, you lose nothing. Wager than without hesitation that He exists.
-Blaise Pascal. 

The feather, whence the pen
Was shaped that traced the lives of these good men
Dropped from an angel's wing.
-William Wordsworth 

I love you mostess-more
-my mother's family saying
Flower in the crannied wall. I pluck you out in the crannies. I hold you here root and all in my hand little flower- but if I could understand what you are root and all and all in all, I should know what God and man is.
-Alfred Lord Tennyson

Angel Joseph: You know sir he has the IQ of a rabbit.
Senior Angel. Yes, but he has the faith of a child. Simple. Joseph, Send for Clarence.
Clarence: You sent for me, sir?
Senior Angel: Yes, a man down on Earth needs our help.
Clarence: Is he sick?
Senior Angel: Worse. He is discouraged.
-It's a Wonderful Life

See a penny pick it up. All the day you have good luck. See a penny let it lay, let your day waste away.
-Frank C. Brown 

Get your own Tots.
-Napoleon Dynamite

The possible's slow fuse is lit by imagination.
-Emily Dickinson

Our happiness in this world depends on the affections we are enabled to inspire.
-Duchess De Praslin 

Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of god wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.
-Alan Cohen

The water is your friend. You don't have to fight the water, just share the same spirit as the water, and it will help you move.
-Alexandr Popov 

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.
-Edgar Allen Poe 

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is the very single best invention to life. It is life's change agent.
-Steve Jobs  

Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of it's dream.
-Paul Coelho 

There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
-Dalai Lama 

The few wonders of the world only exist while there are those with the sight to see them.
-Charles De Lint 

Make every moment a celebration. Celebration is gratitude for whatsoever life gives to you.

Perfectionism is the highest form of self abuse.
-Ann Wilson Shaef

The True alchemists do not change lead into gold, they change the world into words.
-William H. Gass 

Every child is an artist. The problem is remaining an artist once we grow up.
-Pablo Picasso 

Write in on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hold on, man. We don't go anywhere with "scary". "spooky", "haunted" or "forbidden" in the title.
-Scooby Doo

When the body functions spontaneously, that is called instinct. When the sould functions spontaneously, that is called intuition.They are alike and yet far away from each other.

Coincidence is the word we use when we can't see the lever and pulleys
-Emma Bull

Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.
-Baltasar Gracian 17th Century Jesuit Philosopher

At times you have to leave the city of your comfort and go to the wilderness of your intution What you discover will be wonderful. What you will discover is yourself.
Alan Alda

The hearts of little children are pure, and therefore, the Great Spirit may show to them many things which older people will miss.
Black Elk

In my imagination, I walk up and down the streets of the beautiful old Michigan town where I grew up. It is full of Victorian Mansions and history. It would work on the creative mind of any kid.
-John Bellairs, children's book novelist  

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
-Dr. Seuss 

A child miseducated is a lost child.
-John F. Kennedy

If you enjoy living, it is not difficult to keep the sense of wonder.
-Ray Bradbury  

They say I must be one of the wonders of God's own creation. And as far as they can see they can offer no explanation.
-Natalie Merchant, "Wonder" 

There are two ways to live your life: One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
-Albert Einstein

I began to realize that an intuitive understanding and consciousness was more significant than abstract thinking and intellectual logical analysis. Intuition is a very powerful thing, more powerful than intellect, in my opinion. That's had a big impact on my work.
-Steve Jobs 

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
-W.B. Yeats 

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed.
-Albert Einstein 

The only real valuable thing is intuition.
-Albert Einstein 
I think at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.
-Eleanor Roosevelt 

If trouble hearing Angel's song with thing ears, try listening with your heart.
-Terri Gullemets

Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprung up.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes 

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagines, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.
-Henry David Thoreau

Play is serious business.
-Kevin Carroll

Without freedom of thought, there can be no such thing as wisdom and no such thing as public liberty, without freedom of speech
-Silence Dogood (Benjamin Franklin July 1722) 

It made a difference to that one.
-Loren Eiseley 

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
-Henry Ford 

True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind rises it higher.
-Jean Petit-Senn 

 I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing- that it was all started by a mouse.
-Walt Disney 

I’ve hired you to help me start a war. It’s a prestigious line of work, with a long and glorious tradition.
-Vazzini, The Princess Bride

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with al matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
-Steve Jobs

What you are comes to you.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

A child that does not play is not a child. But the man who doesn't play has lost forever the child who lived in him and who he will miss terribly.
-Pablo Neruda
It is the nature of grace to fill the places that have been empty.
The only way to make sense of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance.
-Alan Watts

Need nothing to complete myself. No. I'm wide awake.
-Katy Perry

Thought is the blossom, language the bud, action the fruit behind it.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Unbirthday? I'm sorry, but I don't quite understand.
- Alice in Wonderland

Imagination is the true magic carpet.
-Norman Vincent Peale

As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people's ideas are often better than your own. Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them and it will change your life.
-Amy Poehler 

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
-Albert Einstein 

Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bike.
-Helen Keller 

Anything that you resent and strongly react to in another is also in you.
-Eckhart Tolle

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did things, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while That is because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesized new things.
-Steve Jobs

.For to have faith is to have wings.
-Sir J.M. Barrie

Remember what you wanted to be.

The world is but a canvas to our imaginations
-Henry David Thoureau 

Happiness is a warm puppy.
-Charles M. Shultz

Diligence is the mother of good luck.
-Benjamin Franklin

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unaware.
-Hebrews 13:1-2

Not everything that can be counted counts, not everything that counts can be counted.
-Albert Einstein

Live as if you were going to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
-Mahatma Gandhi

Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.
-Lance Armstrong

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
-John C. Maxwell

The mind, once expanded to the dimensions of larger ideas, never returns to its original size.

-Oliver Wendell Holmes

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.

-Dalai Lama

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


The value of the idea lies in the using of it.

-Thomas Edison 

It is a happy talent to know how to play.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson 

You discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.

Every child has a god in him. Our attempts to mold the child will turn the god into a devil.

-A.S. Neill, Educator, Author of Summerhill

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
-Winston Churchill

God did not create evil. Just as darkness is the absence of light, evil is the absence of God.

-Albert Einstein 

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?

-Rose Kennedy

Words without thought never to heaven go.
-William Shakespeare 

Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can't buy more hours. Scientists can't invent more minutes. And you can't save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you've wasted in the past, you still have tomorrow.
-Denis Waitley

The Future is sending back good wishes and waiting with open arms.
-Kobi Yamada

You discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.

One today is worth two tomorrows.
-Benjamin Franklin

It  (letting balloons go) was a little magical how you can follow then for several seconds, but if you happen to blink, they are just gone. Kind of like childhood.
-Tracey Sievertson Locke

Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?
-Robert Browning

Your future is whatever you make it. So make it a good one.
-Doc, Back to the Future Part III

Hope is the thing with feathers- that perches in the soul- and sings the tune without the words- and never stops at all.
-Emily Dickinson

We used to walk between the two places at all hours. I have an affection for the road yet (though it is not so pleasant a road as it was then), formed in the impressibility of untried youth and hope.
-Charles Dickens 

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.
-Oscar Wilde

The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.
-Ayn Rand

I believe that every single event in life that happens is an opportunity to choose love over fear.
-Oprah Winfrey

And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
-Max Ehrmann, Poet

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
-Paul Coelho, The Alchemist

 Life is just a bowl of cherries. Don't take it serious, life's too mysterious.
-Buddy DeSylva and Lew Brown, songwriters 

In art and dream, may you proceed with abandon. In life, may you proceed with balance and stealth.
-Patti Smith, The Godmother of Punk Rock

Today is where your book begins. The rest is still unwritten.
-Natalie Bedingfield

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; yo have a right to be here.
-Max Ehrmann

A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability  to forget is the true token of greatness.
-Elbert Hubbard

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
-Eleanor Roosevelt 

I'd rather be pleasantly surprised than fatally disappointed.
-Julia Glass

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
-Pablo Picasso 

With great power comes great responsibility.

Two roads diverged in the wood, and I, I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference. 

-Robert Frost 

They say it is important to teach your children patience. Is it possible we teach them impatience by making them wait unrealistically, by not listening, by tuning out?

-Tracey Sievertson Locke

When you part from your friend, you grieve not; For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.
-Khalil Gibran, The Prophet 

Religion is to do right. It is to love, it is to serve, it is to think, it is to be humble.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson 

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.
-Lucille Ball 

The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.

1 comment:

  1. Tracey:
    You have many of my favorites in this list - some are actually hanging in our home.....One other that has always been important to my family:
    "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unaware."
    So many of those strangers become part of your life forever - a happy blessing! Sue


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