Quotes I Love

I believe words are powerful. They stir in us emotion and endurance. They are an intense form of thought and although some might try to quell ideas, they arise because we dare to speak them. We dare to put them into words. I hope this page makes you think and feel as much as it did myself as I was making it.

Mahatma Gandhi

“Where there is love there is life.”

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”

“A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.”

“The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

Judy Garland

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”

“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.”

Abraham Lincoln

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

“You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

“Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”

“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”

“The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.”

“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”

Emily Dickinson

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.”

“Beauty is not caused. It is.”

“Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.”

“If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.”

“Saying nothing… sometimes says the most.”

“Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.”

“They might not need me; but they might. I’ll let my head be just in sight; a smile as small as mine might be precisely their necessity.”

“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry.”

“Behavior is what a man does, not what he thinks, feels, or believes.”

“Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.”

“A wounded deer leaps the highest.”

“A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.”

“The soul should always stand ajar, ready to welcome the ecstatic experience.”

Oscar Wilde

“Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.”

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”

“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”

“Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.”

“Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.”

“Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

Jane Austen

“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us.”

“There are people, who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves.”

“If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.”

“Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.”

“To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.”

Lewis Carrol

“One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.”

“I can’t go back to yesterday – because I was a different person then.”

“If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.”

“Contrariwise, if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic.”

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.”

“Sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

Edgar Allen Poe

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.”

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”

“If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.”

“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.”

“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.”

“The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?”

“Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it ‘the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.’ The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of ‘Artist.’ ”

“Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.”

Walt Disney

“All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me… You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.”

“The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.”

“When you’re curious, you find lots of interesting things to do.”

Dr. Seuss

“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.”

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

“You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.”

“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”

“I meant what I said and I said what I meant.”

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