Quotes

Here are some quotes that have migrated here from an old website page of mine.




This bright, new day... complete with 24 hours of opportunities,



choices
and attitudes

a perfectly matched set of 1440 minutes.

This unique
gift, this one day,

cannot be exchanged, replaced or refunded.

Handle with
care.

Make the most of it. There is only one to a customer.




*Author Unknown*




~Do not go where the path may lead,


go instead where there is no path and leave a trail~



**Ralph Waldo Emerson**




~When you come to the edge of all the light you know,


and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown,


faith is knowing one of two things will happen:


There will be something solid to stand on,


or you will be taught how to fly~



***Barbara J. Winter***





There are worlds beyond worlds and times beyond times, all of them true,


all of them real, and all of them (as children know) penetrating each other."



- P.L. Travers



~Man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins
because he had achieved so much - the wheel, New York, wars and so on -
while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having
a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they
were far more intelligent than man - for precisely the same
reasons~


~Douglas Adams~





~Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp,


or what's a heaven for?~



*Robert Browning*



If there were in the world today any large number of people who
desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of
others, we could have paradise in a few years.



Bertrand Russell







~Things won are done; joy's soul lies in the doing~



William Shakespeare




You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which
you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to
yourself, "I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that
comes along." . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do.



~Eleanor Roosevelt~






"There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the
dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its
inconceivable mystery."


-Joseph Conrad-




Those who would, may reach the utmost height...but they must be eager to Learn~


The Buddha





Alice came to a fork in the road. "Which road do I take?" she asked.


"Where do you want to go?" responded the Cheshire cat.


"I don't know, " Alice answered.


"Then, " said the cat, "it doesn't matter."



~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland~





~See Yourself in others. Then whom can you hurt? What Harm can you do?~


Buddha



~I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should
burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I
would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow,
than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to
live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong
them. I shall use my time~



Jack London



" I've learned that you
can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three
things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights."





~ Maya Angelou



~Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother~



Khalil Gilbran



~It's good to be just plain happy, it's a little better to know that
you're happy; but to understand that you're happy and to know why and
how and still be happy, be happy in the being and the knowing, well
that is beyond happiness, that is bliss~



*Henry Miller*




Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them



John Updike






~Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even
be checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who
neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray
twilight that knows not victory nor defeat~





*Theodore Roosevelt*