"Where there is peace, God is." ~George Herbert

"Carve your blessings in stone." ~Anon
"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." ~William Penn
"Dictum sapienti sat est - A word to a wise person is sufficient." ~Cicero Ovid Seneca

"Words pulsate in the veins of my pen"™Leah C. Dancel

1/30/12

Paulo Coelho Quotes


"A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.” ~Paulo Coelho

"A happy man is a man who carries man within him. And happiness can be found in a simple grain of desert sand." ~Paulo Coelho

“After all, what is happiness? Love, they tell me. But love doesn't bring and never has brought happiness. On the contrary, it's a constant state of anxiety, a battlefield; it's sleepless nights, asking ourselves all the time if we're doing the right thing. Real love is composed of ecstasy and agony.” ~Paulo Coelho, The Witch Of Portobello

"All life battles teach us something, even those we lose." ~Paulo Coelho

“All women have a perception much more developed than men. So all women somehow, being repressed for so many millennia, they ended up by developing this sixth sense and contemplation and love. And this is something that we have a hard time to accept as part of our society.” ~Paulo Coelho

"And (that) no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of it's dreams." ~The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

"Anyone who loves must know how to love themselves and find themselves again." ~Paulo Coelho

"Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience." ~Paulo Coelho

"By risking failure, disappointment, disillusion, but never ceasing in you search for Love. As long as you keep looking, you will triumph in the end." ~Coelho

"Close some doors today. Not because of pride, incapacity or arrogance, but simply because they lead you nowhere." ~Paulo Coelho

"Collect moments. Not things." ~Paulo Coelho

“Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbor is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions.” ~Paulo Coelho

"Don't allow anyone to steal your joy." ~Paulo Coelho

"Don't allow your wounds to transform you into someone you are not." ~Paulo Coelho

"Don’t give in to your fears. If you do you won’t be able to talk to your heart." ~Paulo Coelho

"Don't let yourself be weighed down by what other people think, because in a few years, in a few decades, or in a few centuries, that way of thinking will have changed. Live now what others will only live in the future." ~Paulo Coelho

"Don't waste your time with explanations: People only hear what they want to hear." ~Paulo Coelho

"Either by having nothing happen at all, or by having everything happen at once." ~Paul Coelho

"Enthusiasm is the force that leads us to the final victory." ~Paulo Coelho
“Everyone believes the world's greatest lie..." says the mysterious old man.
"What is the world's greatest lie?" the little boy asks.

The old man replies, "It's this:
that at a certain point in our lives,
we lose control of what's happening to us,
and our lives become controlled by fate.
That's the world's greatest lie.”
~Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
"Every person on the face of the earth has a gift. In some this reveals itself spontaneously, others have to work to find it." ~Paulo Coelho

"Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own." ~Paulo Coelho , The Alchemist

"Everything tells me that I am about to make a wrong decision, but making mistakes is just part of life. What does the world want of me? Does it want me to take no risks, to go back to where I came from because I didn't have the courage to say "yes" to life?" ~Paulo Coelho

"Faith shows us that we are never alone. Transformation helps us to love the mystery." ~Paulo Coelho

"For the warrior, there is no "better" or "worse"; everyone has the necessary gifts for his particular path." ~Paulo Coelho

“Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose—and commit myself to—what is best for me.” ~Paulo Coelho

"Get fun without drink.
Talk without cellphone.
Dream without drugs.
Smile without selfies.
Love without conditions."
~Paulo Coelho

"God is the same, even though He has a thousand names; it is up to us to select a name for Him." ~Paulo Coelho

"Haters are confused admirers who can't understand why everybody else likes you." ~Paulo Coelho

"Humans can withstand a week without water, two weeks without food, many years of homelessness, but not loneliness. It is the worst of all tortures, the worst of all sufferings." ~Paulo Coelho

"I am two women: one wants to have all the joy, passion and adventure that life can give me. The other wants to be a slave to routine, to family life, to the things that can be planned and achieved. I'm a housewife and a prostitute, both of us living in the same body and doing battle with each other." ~Paulo Coelho

"I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature." ~Paulo Coelho

"I learned long ago that in order to heal my wounds, I must have the courage to face up with them." ~Paulo Coelho

"I never give up on the things that make me happy. It is not selfishness, it's 'la joie de vivre'!" ~Paulo Coelho

"I thank those who laughed at my dreams; you taught me to grow and to fight for what I consider important." ~Paulo Coelho

"I think that perhaps we always fall in love the very first time we see the man of our dreams, even though, at the time, reason may be telling otherwise, and we may fight against that instinct, hoping against hope that we won't win, until there comes a point when we allow ourselves to be vanquished by our feelings..."~Paulo Coelho

"I understand that everything is connected, that all roads meet, and that all rivers flow into the same sea." ~Paulo Coelho

"I write to empty my mind and to fill my heart. (Escribo para vaciar mi mente y llenar mi corazón.)" ~Paulo Coelho

"If everybody loves you, something is wrong. Nobody can please everybody." ~Paulo Coelho

"If someone hurts you, reacts. Forgiveness comes afterwards." ~Paulo Coelho

"If someone isn't what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.” ~Paulo Coelho

"If we don't know where to go, no wind is favourable." ~Paulo Coelho

"If we want to change the world, we have to go back to a time when warriors would gather around a fire and tell stories." ~Paulo Coelho

"If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello." ~Paulo Coelho

"If you don't care about what people think, you already passed the first step of success." ~Paulo Coelho

"If you have work instead of a job, everyday is holiday." ~Paulo Coelho

"If you love someone you must be prepared to set them free." ~Paulo Coelho

"If you must say yes, say it with an open heart. If you must say no, say it without fear." ~Paulo Coelho

"If you only walk on sunny days you'll never reach your destination." ~Paulo Coelho

"If you think that adventure is dangerous, try routine, it's lethal." ~Paulo Coelho

"Important encounters are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other." ~Paulo Coelho

"In dire times you can lose joy, but you can't lose hope. Hope is your guide." ~Paulo Coelho

"In solitude, they will discover the love that might otherwise arrive unnoticed. 
In solitude, they will understand and respect the love that left them.
In solitude, they will be able to decide whether it is worth asking that lost love to come back or if they should simply let it go and set off along a new path.
In solitude, they will learn that saying ‘No’ does not always show a lack of generosity and that saying ‘Yes’ is not always a virtue." ~Paulo Coelho

"It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." ~Paulo Coelho

"It is not a sin to be happy, it is not a virtue to be miserable." ~Paulo Coelhoq

"It's not always enough to be forgiven by someone, in most cases we have to forgive ourselves first." ~Paulo Coelho

"It's the simple things in life that are the most extraordinary." ~Paulo Coelho

"It takes a huge effort to free yourself from memory, but when you succeed, you start to realize that you’re capable of far more than you have imagined. Visit your soul; don’t visit your past." ~Paulo Coelho

"I’ve learned that waiting is the most difficult bit, and I want to get used to the feeling, knowing that you’re with me, even when you’re not by my side." ~Paulo Coelho

"Joy is sometimes a blessing, but it is often a conquest. If we acccept that every day brings a magic moment where you can change everything, this moment will help us to change and sends us off in search of our dreams. Yes, we are going to suffer, we will have difficult times, and we will experience many disappointments — but all of this is transitory it leaves no permanent mark. And one day we will look back with pride and faith at the journey we have taken." ~Paulo Coelho

"Learn, but always learn with other people by your side. Don't be alone in the search, because, if you take a wrong step, you'll have no one there to help put you right." ~The Gypsy, Paulo Coelho's The Witch of Portobello

"Learn how to distinguish between a quick summer rain and a devastating hurricane." ~Paulo Coelho

"Let go of the idea that the path will lead you to your goal. The truth is that with each step we take, we arrive. Repeat that to yourself every morning: 'I've arrived.' That way you'll find it much easier to stay in touch with each second of your day." ~Paulo Coelho

"Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant'" ~Paulo Coelho

"Life: each note leaves a memory, but only the melody tells the whole story." ~Paulo Coelho

"Life has a way to test a person's will." ~Paulo Coelhot

“Life has many ways of testing a person’s will, either by having nothing happen at all or by having everything happen all at once.” ~Paulo Coelho

"Life is never useless. Each soul that came down on earth is here for a reason." ~Paulo Coelho

"Life takes us by surprise and orders us to move toward the unknown -even when we don't want to and when we think we don't need to." ~Paulo Coelho

"Life was always a matter of waiting for the right moment to act." ~Paulo Coelho

"Listen to your heart. It knows all things, because it came from the SOUL of the world." ~Paulo Coelho

"Loneliness, when accepted, is a gift that will lead us to find a purpose in life. Don't panic." ~Paulo Coelho

"Love is the force that transforms and improves the Soul of the World." ~Paulo Coelho

"Love is what you smile when you're tired." ~Paulo Coelho

“Love like rain, can nourish from above, drenching couples with a soaking joy.”- Paulo Coelho

"Loving means being open to miracles, victories and defeats... to everything that happens each day that was given us to walk upon the face of the Earth." ~Paulo Coelho

"Make happy those who are close, and those who are far will come." ~Paulo Coelho

"Never give up. When your heart gets tired, walk with your legs - but move on." ~Paulo Coelho

"Never give up your dreams, follow the signs." ~Paulo Coelho

"No matter how you feel today, get up, dress up and show up." ~Paulo Coelho

"No one day is like another, each tomorrow has its special miracle, it's magic moment in which old universes are destroyed and new stars are created." ~Paulo Coelho

"No one should feel afraid of the unknown. Because everyone is capable of achieving everything he wants and needs." ~Paulo Coelho

"Nothing can substitute experience." ~Paulo Coelho

"On a day when you are out of love with life, your aim will be confused, difficult. You will find that you lack the strength to draw the string back fully, that you cannot get the bow to bend as it should. And when you see that your aim is poor that morning, you will try to find out what could have caused such imprecision; this will mean confronting the problem that is troubling you, but which, up until then, has remained hidden. The opposite can happen too: your aim is true, the string hums like a musical instrument, the birds are singing all around. Then you realise that you are giving of your best. Nevertheless, do not allow yourself to be carried away by how you shoot in the morning, whether well or badly. There are many more days ahead, and each arrow is a life in itself. Use your bad moments to discover what makes you tremble. Use your good moments to find your road to inner peace. But do not stop either out of fear or joy: the way of the bow has no end." ~Paulo Coehlo

"One day you will wake up and there won't be anymore time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now.” ~Paulo Coelho

"Only someone capable of honouring each step he takes can comprehend his own worth." ~Paulo Coelho

"Our great goal in life is to love. The rest is silence." ~Paulo Coelho

"People have been searching for and finding each other for thousand years." ~Paulo Coelho

"People want to change everything and, at the same time, want it all to remain the same." ~Paulo Coelho

"Read. Forget everything you've been told about books and read." ~Paulo Coelho

"Silence is also an answer." ~Paulo Coelho

"Stay mad, but behave like normal people. Run the risk of being different, but learn to do so without attracting attention." ~Paulo Coelho

"Tears are words that need to be written." ~Paulo Coelho

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.” ~Paulo Coelho, "The Alchemist"

"Telling the truth and make someone cry is better than telling a lie and making someone smile." ~Paulo Coelho

"The beauty of truth: whether it is bad or good, it is liberating." ~Paulo Coelho

"The distance betwIeen two people is the lack of respect for each other." ~Paulo Coelho

"The energy of hatred won't get you anywhere; but the energy of forgiveness, which reveals itself through love, will transform your life in a positive way."~Paulo Coelho

"The great conquest is the result of small, unnoticed victories." ~Paulo Coelho

"The great wisdom of life is that we can be masters of the things that try to enslave us." ~Paulo Coelho

"The greatest gift God gave us is the power to make decisions." ~Paulo Coelho

"The greatest sin is to miss the point of human existence." ~Paulo Coelho

"The important thing is to keep the fire in your heart and be strong to overcome hard moments." ~Paulo Coelho

"The magic moment is that in which a 'yes' or a 'no' may change the whole of our existence." ~Paulo Coelho

"The most important thing in all human relationships is conversation, but people don’t talk anymore, they don’t sit down to talk and listen. They go to the theater, the cinema, watch television, listen to the radio, read books, but they almost never talk." ~Paulo Coelho

"The pain of yesterday is the strength of today." ~Paulo Coelho

"The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon." ~Paulo Coelho

"The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them." ~Paulo Coelho

"The soul loves all things beautiful and deep." ~Paulo Coelho

"The two hardest tests in the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with we encounter." ~Paulo Coelho

"The warrior who trusts his path doesn't need to prove the other is wrong." ~Paulo Coelho

"The way you see yourself will often determine how people see you." Paulo Coelho

"The world is changed by examples, not by opinions. ~Paulo Coelho from Thyme and Again

"There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there". ~Paulo Coelho, The Fifth Mountain

"There is no tragedy, only the unavoidable. Everything has its reason for being: you only need to distinguish what is temporary from what is lasting." ~Paulo Coelho

"'There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.'" ~Paulo Coelho ‪

"This world is full of idiots strategically distributed
so you can meet at least one per day." ~Paulo Coelho

"To enjoy the rainbow, first enjoy the rain!" ~Paulo Coelho

"To love abundantly is to live abundantly. To love forever is to live forever. Eternal life is coupled with Love." ~Paulo Coelho

"To understand love, first understand freedom." ~Paulo Coelho

"Today I am a woman torn between the terror that everything might change and the equal terror that everything might carry on exactly the same for the rest of my days." ~Paulo Coelho

"Tolerance and compassion are qualities of fearless people." ~Paulo Coelho

"True Love does not consist of exposing your weaknesses to others, but instead of being unafraid to show when you need help." ~Paulo Coelho

“Two things prevent us from happiness: living in the past and observing others.” ~Paulo Coelho

"We are so attached to our way of life that we turn down opportunities simply because we don't know what to do." ~Paulo Coelho

“We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.” ~Paulo Coelho

"We have to listen to the child we once were, the child who still exists inside us. That child understands magic moments. We can stifle its cries, but we cannot silence its voice." ~Paulo Coelho on A CHILD UNHEARD

"We keep our eyes wide open, knowing that the light could lead us to do undreamed-of things." ~Paulo Coelho

"We must listen to the child that we once were, and who still lives within us. This child understands about magic instants. We can muffle his sobbing, but we can't hush his voice." ~Paulo Coelho

"We need to love. Even when it leads us to the land where the lakes are made of tears, to that secret, mysterious place, the land of tears! Tears speak for themselves. And when we feel that we have cried all we needed to cry, they still continue to flow. And just when we believe that our life is destined to be a long walk through the Vale of Sorrows, the tears suddenly vanish. Because we managed to keep our heart open, despite the pain." ~Paulo Coelho, Manuscript found in Accra

"What is a teacher? I’ll tell you: it isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows." ~Paulo Coelho

"What is success? It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace." ~Paulo Coelho

"What ever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy." ~Paulo Coelho

"What makes people weak? Their validation and recognition." ~Paulo Coelho

"When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day." ~Paulo Coelho

"When every day seems the same, it is because we have stopped noticing the good things that appear in our lives." ~Paulo Coelho

"When there is no turning back, then we should concern ourselves only with the best way of moving forward." ~Paolo Coelho, The Alchemist

"When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back." ~Paulo Coelho

"When we love, we always strive to be better than we are. When we strive to be better than we are, everything around us becomes better too." ~Paulo Coelho

"When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way." ~Paulo Coelho

"When you want something, all the universe conspires to help you achieve it." ~Paulo Coelho

"Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed." ~Paulo Coelho

"Whoever wishes to go down a long path, must learn that the first lesson is to overcome early disappointments." ~Paulo Coelho

"You are the light of the world. Shine, and darkness will disappear." ~Paulo Coelho

"You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one, each day brings a miracle of its own. It's just a matter of paying attention to this miracle." ~Paulo Coelho from Start from the Heart

"You cannot avoid pain, but you can chose to overcome it." ~Paulo Coelho

"You don't always have to pretend to be strong, there is no need to prove all the time that everything is going well, you shouldn't be concerned about what other people are thinking." ~Paulo Coelho

"You drown not by falling into a river... but by staying submerged in it." ~Paulo Coelho

"You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen." ~Paulo Coelho

"You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it is better to listen to what it has to say." ~Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

"Your decision to walk creates the path ahead." ~Paulo Coelho

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Celia Barbour - memory

“One bite of a dish can send you tumbling back into some half-forgotten memory. But a taste can also bump you gently into the future.” ~Celia Barbour

Ellen Gibson - harmony

"I’m not striving to perform perfectly; I’m just looking for harmony." ~Ellen Gibson

William Ralph Inge Quotes

"A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors." ~William Ralph Inge

"Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due." -William Ralph Inge

IRISH BLESSINGS

“May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.”
~Irish Blessings

“May the saddest day of your future be no worse
than the happiest day of your past” ~Irish Blessings

“May the sun shine all day long,
everything go right and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you,
and may all the wishes you wish come…”
~Irish Blessings

"May the sun shine warm upon your face
and the rains fall soft upon your fields."
~Irish Toast

"May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond." ~Irish Blessings

"May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you."
~Irish Blessings

"May you have:
Walls for the wind
and a roof for the rain,
and drinks bedside the fire.
Laughter to cheer you,
and those you love near you,
and all that your heart may desire.
~Celtic Blessing

"May you never forget what is worth remembering,
nor ever remember what is best forgotten." ~Irish Blessings

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OTHER BLESSINGS

May the sun bring you new energy by day,
May the moon softly restore you by night,
May the rain wash away your worries,
May the breeze blow new strength into your being,
May you walk gently through the world and
Know it's beauty all the days of your life.
From: I Love My Family

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Phyllis McGinley - heart

“Words can sting like anything, but silence breaks the heart.” ~Phyllis McGinley

James Earl Jones - heart

“One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can't utter.” ~James Earl Jones

Thought for Today - Becoming Great

"The elevated aim of doing more and speaking less will make you great." ~Thought for Today-UK

Flora Whittemore - door

“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.” ~Flora Whittemore

Simone de Beauvoir Quotes


"Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay." ~Simone de Beauvoir

"I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity. I want this adventure that is the context of my life to go on without end.” ~Simone de Beauvoir

"On the day when it will be possible for woman to love not in her weakness but in strength, not to escape herself but to find herself, not to abase herself but to assert herself - on that day love will become for her, as for man, a source of life." ~Simone de Beauvoir

"One is not born, rather becomes, a woman." ~Simone de Beauvoir

"One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the lift of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion." ~Simone de Beauvoir

"That's what I consider true generosity. You give your all, and yet you always feel as if it costs you nothing." ~Simone de Beauvoir

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Julian Stearns Cutler - old fellow

“You're only a dog, old fellow; a dog, and you've had your day; But never a friend of all my friends has been truer than you alway” ~Julian Stearns Cutler

King Whitney Jr. - change

"Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better." ~King Whitney Jr.

Thought for Today - The Secret Ingredient

"When we're cooking, our minds are working. When we're stirring and rolling and baking, we're thinking. Thinking creates vibrations because that's what thoughts do. The vibes affect both the food and the people who eat the food. So, cook with care; pay attention to what you are thinking; and don't forget that in the best of recipes, love is the secret ingredient." ~Thought for Today-UK

1/25/12

Thought for Today - True Wealth

"Even more valuable than physical wealth is the wealth of spiritual love." !Thought for Today-UK

Beverly Sills - big grin

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"I really do believe I can accomplish a great deal with a big grin, I know some people find that disconcerting, but that doesn't matter." ~Beverly Sills

"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going." ~Beverly Sills

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1/24/12

Thought for Today - Take A Moment

"Take a moment whenever you remember just to stop. Be still and silent. Sense the quietness of that moment and visualise yourself stepping into an ocean of calm. Submerge your whole being in the quiet waters. As the waves of that calm ebb and flow, begin to unburden yourself. Slip into that place of no thinking and become completely still. Now, in that stillness, become aware of your 'original' self. This is the real, true you. Let it appear quietly but brilliantly. After some moments, emerge from the still waters and try to retain an awareness of the true you as you go back to your everyday affairs." ~Thought for Today-UK

Michael Nolan - heart

“There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart...pursue those.” ~Michael Nolan

Joseph F. Girzone - powerful force

"Emotional and psychological pain were to become, perhaps, the most powerful force in molding the course of my life. For some people, pain and hurt breed bitterness and cynicism. For others it causes them to look deeply into themselves and into life itself in an attempt to understand the meaning beneath seemingly capricious or arbitrary happenings." ~Joseph F. Girzone

Jean Giraudoux Quotes


"The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life." ~Jean Giraudoux

"The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made." ~Jean Giraudoux

"There are no elements so diverse that they cannot be joined in the heart of a man. " ~Jean Giraudoux from BrainyQuote

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Carlos A. Urbizo - stand and stoop

"Stoop and you'll be stepped on; stand tall and you'll be shot at." ~Carlos A. Urbizo

Dan Waldschmidt - worth being

“You CAN be all you imagine yourself to be. You WILL be everything you believe you are worth being.” ~Dan Waldschmidt

1/22/12

Thought for Today - Talk Lovingly To Yourself

"Learning to talk properly to the self is a spiritual endeavour. When you make a mistake, do you talk lovingly to yourself in your mind, or do you tell yourself off? One habit recognises your divinity; the other subtly shapes a nature of sorrow." ~Thought for Today-UK
 

Doris Day - animals

"The more that people live with animals, the more they know how precious they are and what they do to enhance our lives." ~Doris Day

Steve Greene - heart

"The human heart is easily swayed at the hand of emotion. We dare not leave the outcome to chance. We must chose in advance or live with the agony...such needless tragedy!" ~Steve Greene, from the song "Guard Your Heart"

1/21/12

Irma Boza - decisions

"Never look back at where you've been and the mistakes you've made. Look in front of you where you're going to be and the good decisions you're about to make." ~Irma Boza, FB, 21 January 2012

Leah C. Dancel - self

"Anger reveals the wound of inner self; laughter heals the wounded interior of that self" ~Leah C. Dancel, FB, 20 January 2012

Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux - possession

"Who is content with nothing possesses all things." ~Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

David Hume Quotes

"Eloquence, when at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection; but addressing itself entirely to the fancy or the affections, captivates the willing hearers, and subdues their understanding." ~David Hume (1711–1776), Scottish philosopher. Enquiries Concerning the Human Understanding and Concerning the Principles of Morals, sect. 10 ("Of Miracles"), part 2, p. 118, ed. L. Selby-Bigge, M.A., 2nd edition, London, Oxford University Press (1902).

“He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper but he is more excellent who can suit his temper to any circumstances” ~David Hume

"It's when we start working together that the real healing takes place;it's when we start spilling our sweat, and not our blood." ~David Hume

"Whoever considers the length and feebleness of human infancy, with the concern which both sexes naturally have for their offspring, will easily perceive, that there must be an union of male and female for the education of the young, and that this union must be of considerable duration." ~David Hume

Niccolo Machiavelli Quotes


"A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example." ~Niccolo Machiavelli

“Everyone sees what you appear to be, few experience what you really are.” ~Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

"If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared." ~Niccolo Machiavelli

“It is best to be both feared and loved; however, if one cannot be both it is better to be feared than loved.” ~Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

"It is not titles that honor men, but men that honor titles." ~Niccolo Machiavelli

"Men are so simple of mind, and so much dominated by their immediate needs, that a deceitful man will always find plenty who are ready to be deceived." ~Niccolo Machiavelli (1469–1527)

“Men shrink less from offending one who inspires love than one who inspires fear.” ~Niccolo Machiavelli

“Never was anything great achieved without danger.” ~Niccolò Machiavelli

"Politics have no relation to morals." ~Niccolo Machiavelli

“The lion cannot protect himself from traps, and the fox cannot defend himself from wolves. One must therefore be a fox to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten wolves." ~Machiavelli, The Prince.

"The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present." ~Niccolo Machiavelli

"There are three classes of intellects: one which comprehends by itself; another which appreciates what others comprehend; and a third which neither comprehends by itself nor by the showing of others; the first is the most excellent, the second is good, and the third is useless." ~Niccolò Machiavelli

"There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others." ~Niccolo Machiavelli

"There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth; but when everyone can tell you the truth, you lose their respect." ~Niccolo Machiavelli

“There is nothing more difficult to manage, or more doubtful of success, or more dangerous to handle than to take the lead in introducing a new order of things." ~Niccolò Machiavelli

“When neither their property nor their honor is touched, the majority of men live content.” ~Niccolo Machiavelli on Honor

"Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great." ~Machiavelli

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11 surprisingly apt lessons from Machiavelli's The Prince...

1. Be present
2. Be careful who you trust
3. Learn from the best
4. Be picky about who works for you
5. Read
6. Prepare for the worst
7. Don't be cruel
8. Don't steal
9. Appearances matter
10. Sometimes your enemies are your friends
11. Avoid flatterers

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Carol Shields - just be

"Go for long walks,
indulge in hot baths,
Question your assumptions,
be kind to yourself,
live for the moment,
loosen up, scream,
curse the world,
count your blessings,
Just let go,
Just be." ~Carol Shields

Cesare Pavese Quotes


"Lessons are not given, they are taken." ~Cesare Pavese

“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comforts of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things. -air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky. -all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” ~Cesare Pavese

"We do not remember days, we remember moments." ~Cesare Pavese

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Andre Maurois Quotes


"Growing old is a bad habit which a busy man has no time to form." ~Andre Maurois

"If people could regard the events of their own lives with more open minds, they would frequently discover that they did not really desire the things they failed to obtain." ~Andre Maurois

"Often we allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. We lose many irreplaceable hours brooding over grievances that, in a year's time, will be forgotten by us and by everybody. No, let us devote our life to worthwhile actions and feelings, to great thoughts, real affections and enduring undertakings." ~Andre Maurois

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Sudie Back - curious

"Be curious always! For knowledge will not acquire you: you must acquire it." ~Sudie Back

Walter Anderson Quotes

"Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself." ~Walter Anderson

"We're never so vulnerable than when we trust someone but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy." ~Walter Anderson

Richard Burton - false friendship

“False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports” ~Richard Burton

Karl Marx Quotes


"All that is solid melts into air." ~Karl Marx

"Surround yourself with people who make you happy. People who make you laugh, who help you when you’re in need. People who genuinely care. They are the ones worth keeping in your life. Everyone else is just passing through." ~Karl Marx

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Jane Austen Quotes


"A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” ~Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

"Every man is surrounded by a neighbourhood of voluntary spies." ~Jane Austen (1775-1817)

"Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love." ~Jane Austen, from Northanger Abbey

"Give a girl an education, and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without farther expense to any body." -Jane Austen, MANSFIELD PARK

"Happiness in marriage is entirely a matter of chance." ~Jane Austen (1775-1817)

"I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible." ~Jane Austen (1775-1817)

“I come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is and always will be yours.” ~Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

"If I was wrong in yielding to persuasion once, remember that it was to persuasion exerted on the side of safety, not of risk. When I yielded, I thought it was to duty; but no duty could be called in aid here. In marrying a man indifferent to me, all risk would have been incurred, and all duty violated." ~Anne Elliott from PERSUASION by Jane Austen

"In every power, of which taste is the foundation, excellence is pretty fairly divided between the sexes." ~Jane Austen

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single woman in possession of any fortune whatsoever must be in want of an unending list of places she should go to meet a man." ~Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice

"My characters shall have, after a little trouble, all that they desire." ~Jane Austen

"No man is offended by another man's admiration of the woman he loves; it is the woman only who can make it a torment." ~Jane Austen (1775-1817)

"Nobody, who has not been in the interior of a family, can say what the difficulties of any individual of that family may be." ~Jane Austen, EMMA

"Nothing amuses me more than the easy manner with which everybody settles the abundance of those who have a great deal less than themselves." ~Jane Austen from "Mansfield Park"

"Reflection must be reserved for solitary hours; whenever she was alone, she gave way to it as the greatest relief; and not a day went by without a solitary walk." ~Jane Austen

“Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.” ~Jane Austen, Emma

"The power of doing anything with quickness is always prized much by the possessor, and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance." ~Jane Austen (1775-1817)

"There are as many forms of love as there are moments in time." ~Jane Austen

"There are people who the more you do for them, the less they will do for themselves." ~Jane Austen from "Emma" (1815)

"There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart." ~Jane Austen

"There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves." ~Jane Austen (1775-1817)

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” ~Jane Austen, NORTHANGER ABBEY

"There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort." ~Jane Austen, from EMMA (1775-1817)

“There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.” ~Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

"To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love...." ~Jane Austen

"‘To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment.’” ~Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

"Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief." ~Mr. Knightley to Mrs. Weston from EMMA by Jane Austen

"You must be the best judge of your own happiness." ~Jane Austen

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"Always--no modern author even comes close! Although her world was limited, she had an excellent grasp of human nature and matters of the heart as she was such an observer of those around her and the situations they created. She understood the value of true love, not just attraction, and had a keen insight and talent for depicting where both can lead. As a romantic, I also prefer a film adaptation of any of her books over anything else. No amount of special effects or gratuitous sex can replace a good story and pure romance. I would rather rewatch her movies than see the things that are considered sensational by today's twisted standards. Thank you Jane for your priceless gift you shared with the ages!" ~Donna Drudingn on Jane Austen

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Paul Valery Quotes

"A man's true secrets are more secret to himself than they are to others." ~Paul Valery

"Nothing beautiful can be summarized." ~Paul Valery

"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up." ~Paul Valery

Thought for Today - Determination

"Determination is an unbroken line, a backbone. Without determination life becomes scattered. Determination makes you sit up straight and love everything." ~Thought for Today-UK

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Quotes on FRIENDSHIP

"God bless my friend who sees my needs and reaches out a hand.
Who lifts me up, prays for me, and helps me understand." ~Anon
"A friend gives hope when life is low,
A friend is a place when you have nowhere to go,
A friend is honest, a friend is true.
A friend is precious, a friend is you."
~Anon

‎"A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend, one human soul whom we can trust utterly, who knows the best and worst of us, and who loves us in spite of all our faults." ~Charles Kingsley

"A constant friend is a thing rare and hard to find." ~Plutarch

"A cup of tea and a long talk with a good friend: What could be better?" ~Anon

"A day with an old friend is like a familiar country road ... it brings you home back to your start." ~Anon

"A faithful friend is the medicine of life." ~Apocrypha (Book of Ecclesiastes)

"A friend in need is a friend indeed." ~English Proverb

"A friend is a gift you give yourself." ~Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

"A friend is a person who goes around saying nice things about you behind your back." ~Anon

"A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere. Before him I may think aloud." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A friend is a present which you give yourself." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

"A friend is, as it were, a second self." ~Cicero

"A friend is known in time of need." ~French Proverb

“A friend is like a bowl of Jelly Beans... Good to the bottom of the bowl.” ~Anon

"A friend is one of the nicest things you can have and one of the best things you can be." ~Douglas Pagels

"A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same." ~Elbert Hubbard

"A friend is someone who dances with you in the sunlight and walks with you in the shadows." ~Anon

"A friend is someone who does things that count, but doesn’t stop to count them." ~Anon

"A friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else." ~Len Wein (1948-)

"A friend is someone who knows all about you, and still loves you." ~E. Hubbard

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words." ~Bernard Meltzer

"A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out." ~Grace Pulpit

"A friend knows the song in my heart and sings it to me it when my memory fails." ~Donna Roberts

"A friend loves at all times, and kinsfolk are born to share adversity." ~Proverbs 17:17

"A friend may be waiting behind a stranger's face." ~Maya Angelou

"A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." ~Anais Nin

"A friend should bear his friend's infirmities." ~William Shakespeare

"A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends who only know your smile." ~Anon

"A friendship is like a cup of tea. It must be clear and transparent, and I've must be able to see to the bottom." ~Chinese Proverb

"A friendship that like love is warm; a love like friendship, steady." ~Thomas Moore

"A friendship which makes the least noise is very often the most useful; for which I should prefer a prudent friend to a zealous one!" ~Joseph Addison

"A great friendship steadies you -calmly, like the waves of a pond gently lapping the shore." ~Anon

“A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another, they will fall for each other...Maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe too late, or maybe forever” ~Dave Matthews Band

"A heart-to-heart talk that lasted three hours felt like three minutes ... now that's a friendship." ~Anon

"A hedge between keeps friendship green." ~English Proverb

"A judicious choice of friends is essential to happiness. The daily round of work is much more pleasant if cheered by friends who are often able to give, or pleased to receive, help in the little difficulties that occur in everyday life." ~Isabella Beeton

"A life without a friend is a life without a sun." ~German Proverb

"A loyal and true friend is a precious, priceless gift." ~Anon


"A man must get friends as he would get food and drink for nourishment and sustenance." ~Randolph Silliman Bourne

"A man should choose a friend who is better than himself. There are plenty of acquaintances in the world; but very few real friends." ~Chinese Proverb

"A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses." ~Anon

"A principal fruit of friendship is the ease and discharge of the fullness and swellings of the heart." ~Francis Bacon

"A real friend is one who helps us to think our best thoughts, do our noblest deeds, and be our finest selves." ~Anon

"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out." ~Walter Winchell

"A true friend advises justly, assists readily, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably."~ Charles Lamb, Essayist, Poet

"A true friend is one to whom you can tip out all the contents of your heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away," ~Arabs

"A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else." ~Len Wein

"A true friend is the gift of God, and He only who made hearts can unite them." ~Robert South

"A true friend is the greatest of all blessings." ~Duc de la Rochefoucauld

"A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities." ~William Arthur Ward

"A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down." ~Arnold H. Glasow

"A true friend reaches for your hand and touches your heart." ~Heather Pryor from Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses

"A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably." ~William Penn

"A true friendship doesn't need daily conversation. It does not assume the worst, even when communication is lacking. Strong friendships survive the storms of this life because they believe the best about each other. As long as the friendship lives in the heart, true friends will never part." ~from Lessons Learned in Life

"A well-known friend is a treasure." ~Chinese Proverb

"Adversity does teach who your real friends are." ~Lois Mcmaster Bujold (1949-)

"Ah, how good it feels! The hand of an old friend." ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"An act of friendship is like a quilt square - each is part of a beautiful whole as well as a work of art on its own." ~Anon

"An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship." ~Oscar Wilde

"As a friend one is a person for other people to rely on. A friend remains a friend, even in disaster, even in guilt." ~Jurgen Moltmann

"As we grow older we don't lose friends, we just learn who the real ones are." ~Anon

"And the song, from the beginning to end, I found in the heart of a friend." ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Above our life we love a steadfast friend." ~Christopher Marlowe

"Among life's precious jewels, genuine and rare, the one that we call friendship has worth beyond compare." ~Anon

"And the song, from beginning to end, I found in the heart of a friend." ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"As we grow up, we realize it is less important to have lots of friends, and more important to have real ones." ~Anon

"Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success." ~Oscar Wilde

"Be a friend to yourself, and others will." ~Scottish Proverb

"Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity." ~Chilo

"Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing." ~Benjamin Franklin

"Because of a friend the whole world seems warmer and brighter." ~Julian S. Cutleri

"Being honest may not get you many friends,
But it will always get you the right ones."
~John Lennon

"Best friend, my well-spring in the wilderness!" ~George Eliot

"Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends for it is one of God's best gifts." ~Thomas Hughes (The Friendship Book 2014 - MPW)

"Blessed is he who hungers for friends, for though he may not realize it, his soul is crying out for God." ~Habib Sahabib

"But every road is rough to me that has no friend to cheer it." ~Elizabeth Shane

"But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

"But here's the joy: my friend and I are one." ~William Shakespeare

"But if the while I think on thee, dear friend, all loses are restored and sorrows end." ~William Shakespeare

"Caring for but never trying to own may be a further way to define friendship." ~William Glasser

"Come walk with me through life, my friend, arm in arm we'll stroll with love and hope to light our path, and faith to guide our souls." ~Anon

"Choose your friends with caution. Plan your future with purpose. And frame your life with faith." ~Thomas S. Monson

"Conversation flowing from the heart is a sign of true friendship." ~Rumi

"Cultivating friendships provides nourishment for the heart." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Depth of friendship does not depend on length of acquaintance." ~Rabindranath Tagore *1861-1941)

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." ~Anais Nin

"Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness…" ~Richard Bach

"Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery, in which to bury the faults of his friends." ~Henry Ward Beecher

"Fame is scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold; But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Few delights can equal the mere presence of someone we utterly trust." ~~George MacDonald (1824-1905)

"For whoever knows how to return a kindness he has received must be a friend above all price." ~Sophocles

"Forsake not an old friend; for the new is not comparable to him. A new friend is as a new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure." ~Apocrypha of the Old Testament (Sirach 9:10)

"Friends and family can set us right and help guide us back to the light." ~Sera Christiann

"Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly." ~Beth Bracaglia's Simply Inspired

"Friends are born, not made." ~Henry Adams

"Friends are diamonds who reflect the light of our spirit." ~Mary Davis

"Friends are flowers that never fade." ~Anon

"Friends are God's way of taking care of us." ~Anon

"Friends are angels who lift us to our feet, when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly." ~Anon

"Friends are like fiddle strings, they must not be screwed too tight." ~English Proverb

"Friends are like street lights along the road. They don't make the distance any shorter but they light up the path and make the walk worthwhile." ~© Lynne and FB Ups, Downs and Roundabouts

"Friends are medicine to a wounded heart, and vitamins for a hopeful soul." ~Steve Maraboli

"Friends are the family we choose for ourselves." ~Edna Buchanan

"Friends are the most important ingredient in the recipe of life." ~Zig Ziglar

"Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer." ~Anon

"Friends, books, a cheerful heart, and conscience clear are the most choice companions we have here." ~William Mather

"Friends pick us up when we fall down, and if they can't pick us up, they lie down and listen for a while." ~Anon

"Friends show their love - in times of trouble, not in happiness." ~Euripides

"Friends…They cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams." ~Henry David Thoreau

"Friendship always benefits." ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Friendship consits in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives." ~Alexander Dumas The Younger

"Friendship does not know the distances and it does not count encounters. A friend lives in the heart through the turning of roads and difficult situations, in thought with the passing and the power of giving." ~Johanna, Quotes for Love, Friendship and Wisdom

"Friendship enhances our lives and gladdens our hearts." ~Francis Gay, The Friendship Book 2014 - in grateful thanks to Maurice Ware

"Friendship grows deeper and stronger through the seasons of our lives." ~Julian S. Cutler

"Friendship has always belonged to the core of my spiritual journey." ~Henri Nouwen from BrainyQuote

"Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joy, and dividing our grief." ~Joseph Addison

"Friendship is a furrow in the sand." ~Tongan Proverb

"FRIENDSHIP is a mirror to presence and a testament to forgiveness. Friendship not only helps us to see ourselves through another’s eyes, but can be sustained over the years only with someone who has repeatedly forgiven us for our trespasses as we must find it in ourselves to forgive them in turn. A friend knows our difficulties and shadows and remains in sight, a companion to our vulnerabilities more than our triumphs, when we are under the strange illusion we do not need them. An undercurrent of real friendship is a blessing exactly because its elemental form is rediscovered again and again through understanding and mercy. All friendships of any length are based on a continued, mutual forgiveness. Without tolerance and mercy all friendships die." ~David Whyte

"Friendship is a cozy shelter from life's rainy days." ~Anon

"Friendship is a flower that blooms through all life's seasons." ~Anon

"Friendship is a precious possession, treasured most dearly in times of need." ~Jonathan McNair, LCG Minister, Commentary: A Friend in Need

"Friendship is a promise made in the heart. Silence, unwritten, unbreakable by distance; unchangeable by time." ~Oorja Yoga

"Friendship is a serious affection; the most sublime of all affections, because it is founded on principle, and cemented by time." ~Mary Wollstonecraft

"Friendship is a sheltering tree." ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another." ~Eustace Budgell

"Friendship is a treasured gift, and every time I talk with you I feel as if I'm getting richer and richer." ~Author Unknown

"Friendship is a union of spirits, a marriage of hearts, and the bond thereof virtue." ~William Penn

"Friendship is a word the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm." ~Augustine Birrell

"Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with a part of another; people are friends in spots." ~George Santayana

"Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity." ~Kahlil Gibran

"Friendship is always in season ... and always ripe to share with others." ~Anon

"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: "What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” ~C.S. Lewis

"Friendship, is built on two things. Respect and trust. Both elements have to be there. And it has to be mutual." ~Stieg Larsson

"Friendship is like a violin; the music may stop now and then, but the strings will last forever." ~Girlfriend Social, Twitter

"Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.' ~Samuel Butler

"FRIENDSHIP is like music...two strings similarly tuned. they will vibrate together though touch one. Can you play " my music" my friend?" ~Esther Bustamante

"Friendship is like standing on wet cement. The longer you stay, the harder it's to leave, and you can never go without leaving your footprints behind." ~Feel Proud To Be who You Are

"Friendship is love with understanding." ~Ancient Proverb

"Friendship is love without his wings!" ~George Gordon, Lord Byron

"Friendship is not a fruit for enjoyment only, but also an opportunity for service." ~Greek Proverb

Friendship is not a reward for our discrimination and good taste in finding one another. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each of us the beauty of all the others." ~C.S. Lewis

"Friendship isn’t just about common ground. Sometimes the most powerful, life-changing relationships of all can grow out of differences; from listening to those who can open our eyes to whole new worldviews and experiences." ~Starts at 60

"Friendship... is not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything." ~Muhammad Ali

"Friendship is one mind in two bodies.' ~Mencius (372 BC-289 BC)

"Friendship is precious not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine." ~Thomas Jefferson

"Friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold." ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1998/mpw

"Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world." ~John Evelyn

"Friendship is the marriage of the soul." ~Voltaire

"Friendship is the most worthy of human ties. A man loves his friend's soul, and to do that he must have a soul himself." ~George Louis Leclerc De Buffon

"Friendship is the only cure for hatred, the only guarantee of peace." ~Buddha

"Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious." ~St. Aquinas

"Friendship's the wine of life." ~Edward Young

"Friendship lifts the heart just as sunshine turns the flowers skyward." ~Anon

"Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it." ~Cicero

"Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing." ~Elie Wiesel

"Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil." ~Baltasar ‪Gracias‬

"Friendship needs no words." ~Dag Hammarskjold

"Friendship, of itself a holy tie, Is made more sacred by adversity." ~Charles Caleb Colton

"Friendship often blossoms at the kitchen table... while pots boil away on the stove." ~Anon

"Friendship warms the heart." ~Anon

"Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

"Friendships are fragile things, and require as much care in handling as any other fragile and precious thing." ~Randolph S. Bourne

"Friendships are like flowers - some last a few days, some last much longer, and the best ones will thrive if they're carefully cared for." ~Anon

"Friendships begin with liking or gratitude — roots that can be pulled up." ~George Eliot (1819-1880)

"Friendships begun in this world will be taken up again, never to be broken off." ~Frances de Sales

"Friendship means understanding, not agreement. It means forgiveness, not forgetting. It means the memories last, even if contact is lost." ~? (Philip Reyes)

"Friendships multiply joys and divide griefs." ~H.G. Bohn

"Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable." ~John D. MacDonald

"Friendship, love, health, energy, enthusiasm, and joy are the things that make life worth living and exploring." ~Denise Austin

"Friendship that insists upon agreement on all matters is not worth the name. Friendship to be real must ever sustain the weight of honest differences, however sharp they be." ~Gandhi

"Friendships with kind, true and tried are the sweet colourful icings in our life!" ~Tita Balanza

"Friendship with oneself is all-important because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world." ~Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)

"God evidently does not intend us all to be rich, or powerful, or great, but He does intend us all to be friends." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave and impossible to forget." ~Anon

"Good friends help you to find important things when you have lost them… your smile, your hope, and your courage." ~Anon

"Grab a friend by the hand, run out into the world and have an adventure." ~ The Healing Room

"Having best friends, distant or near, sharing ourselves with others, with a strength and yet a lightness of touch, can bring a sense of of real joy into our lives." ~Frances Grant

"He who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love." ~St Basil of Caesaria

"Hold a true friend with both your hands." ~Nigerian Proverb

"I can trust my friends. These people force me to examine, encourage me to grow." ~Cher

"I didn't find my friends; the good God gave them to me." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I find friendship to be like wine, raw when new, ripened with age, the true old man's milk and restorative cordial." ~Thomas Jefferson

"I get by with a little help from my friends." ~John Lennon

"I have lots of friends and my true friends are family." ~Marie Muhammad

"I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship." ~Pietro Aretino

"I like friends who have independent minds because they tend to make you see problems from all angles" ~Nelson Mandela, Source Anon, LivingTheLegacy‬

"I love everything that's old; old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines." ~Oliver Goldsmith

"I love my friends neither with my heart nor with my mind. Just in case heart might stop, Mind can forget. I love them with my soul. Soul never stops or forgets!" ~Rumi

"I never set out to make a best friend; you can't manufacture that. But one day I looked at the people in my life - and she was already there: the truest friend one could ever hope to find." ~Frances Grant

"I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends." ~Walt Whitman

"I rang up my friend to complain about my problems, and then she told me hers. it helped both of us." ~Colette Maynard

"I really think—at any age—it's learning to be comfortable in your own skin. If women would treat themselves with the same kind of love they give to their friends, that would be such a great gift we could give ourselves. What makes you the most attractive is self-confidence. That's what people see." ~Cindy Crawford on Body Image

“I think if I've learned anything about friendship, it's to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don't walk away, don't be distracted, don't be too busy or tired, don't take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.” ~Jon Katz

"I would be friends with you and have your love." ~William Shakespeare

"I would rather have a few close friends who raise me up, keep me grounded, and love me for who I am, than many who say they care, but don't." ~Anon

"If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in a constant repair." ~Samuel Johnson

“If all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I wouldn't follow. I'd be at the bottom to catch them when they fall.” ~Mother Teresa of Calcutta

"If fear is the great enemy of intimacy, love is its true friend." ~Henri Nouwen

"If I had to sum up friendship in one word, it would be comfort." ~Adabella Radici

"If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving THOUGHT into the heart of a FRIEND that would be giving as the angels give." ~George Mac Donald

"If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship we must love friends for their sake rather than our own." ~Charlotte Bronte

"If you're alone, I'll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I'll be your shoulder. If you want a hug, I'll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I'll be your smile. But anytime you need a friend, I'll just be me." ~Anon

"If you have a friend worth loving, love him. Yes, and let him know that you love him, ere life's evening tinge his brow with sunset glow. Why should good words ne'er be said of a friend-till he is dead? ~Anonymous

"If you have one true friend you have more than your share." ~Thomas Fuller

"If you make friendship with yourself, you will never be alone." ~Maxwell Maltz (1927-2003)

"In friendship, your heart is like a bell struck every time your friend is in trouble." ~Henry Ward Beecher

"It is a friendly heart that has plenty of friends." ~William Makepeace Thackeray

"It's a good friend who calls - just to check in." ~Anon

"It is great to have friends when one is young, but indeed it is still more so when you are getting old. When we are young, friends are, like everything else, a matter of course. In the old days we know what it means to have them." ~Edvard Grieg

"It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not." ~Mignon McLaughlin on Friendship

"It is mutual respect which makes friendship lasting." ~John Henry Newman

“Let flattery, the handmaid of the vices, be far removed (from friendship). [Lat., Assentatio, vitiorum adjutrix, procul amoveatur.]” ~Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

"Let me live in a house by the side of the road and be a friend to man." ~Sam Walter Foss

"Life is nothing without friendship." ~Cicero

"Like everyone else I feel the need of relations and friendship, of affection, of friendly intercourse, and I am not made of stone or iron, so I cannot miss these things without feeling, as does any other intelligent man, a void and deep need. I tell you this to let you know how much good your visit has done me." ~Vincent Van Gogh

"Love and friendship are rich gold threads which run through the tapestry of life making it sparkle and glow with their warmth." ~Francis Gay, The Frienship Book 2000 (MPW)

“Love is blind, but friendship is clairvoyant.” ~Anon

"Love those who will love you when you have nothing to offer but your friendship." ~LLL

"Men kick friendship around like a football but it doesn't seem to break. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces." ~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"My books are friends that never fail me." ~Thomas Carlyle

"My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake." -Aristotle

"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me." ~Henry Ford (1863-1947)

"My friends are my estate." ~Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

"My friend, when we are together you bring joy to my heart. Full of love and kindness, You've blessed me from the start." ~Anon

"My friends are my estate." ~Emily Dickinson from Everyman's Library

"My spiritual friend accepts me as I am, and empowers me to be more than I think I can be." ~K. Bradford Brown

"No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth." ~Robert Southey

"No love, nor friendship, can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever." ~Francois Mocuriac

“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.” ~Henry David Thoreau in a letter to Mrs. Emerson

"Of all the things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship." ~Epicurus

"One day Love met Friendship. Love asked, Why do you exist when I already exist? Friendship replied, To put a smile where you've left tears." ~Girlfriend Social, Twitter

"One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives." ~Euripides

"One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention." ~Clifton Fadiman (1904-1999)

"One of the best tests of a friendship is for one friend to point out another's mistakes. It's better to get a little chiding from a friend than to bear the hostility of a stranger. By and large, it's a lot more useful than praise. Listen to your spouse, children, friends, and colleagues." ~Dr. James R. Sherman, PhD

"Our minds can be our best friend when it is open and non-judgmental or it can get in our own way. An open mind creates a limitless reality." ~debs (Strand of Pearls)

"Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness." ~Lois L. Kaufman

"Promises may get friends, but it is performance that must nurse and keep them." ~Owen Felltham

"Real friends won't ever let an argument get in the way of their friendship. They aren't afraid to apologize and always forgive." ~Anon

"Reprove a friend in secret, but praise him before others." ~Leonardo Da Vinci

"Seeing an old friend again is like the warmth of spring sunshine after a long winter." ~Anon

"Show me a friend who will weep with me; those who will laugh with me I can find myself." ~Yugoslavian Proverb

"Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts." ~Anonymous

"Similarities create friendships while differences hold them together." ~Anon

"So friend, when your nights are filled with loneliness and your days are dark with discouragement, when you can't seem to read or pray or to do anything else, just sit still and let God love you." ~Anon

"Some people need a red carpet rolled out in front of them in order to walk forward into friendship. They can't see the tiny outstretched hands all around them, everywhere, like leaves on trees." ~Miranda July

"Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over." ~Gloria Naylor

"Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole." ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you’ve had." ~Anon

"The best of friendship is assistance in adversity, and that, too, unconditional assistance." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"The best mirror is an old friend." ~George Herbert

"The best way to keep your friend is not to give them away." ~Wilson Mizner
"The better part of one's life consists of his friendships." ~Abraham Lincoln

"The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship." ~William Blake

"The essence of a perfect friendship is that each friend reveals himself utterly to the other, flings aside his reserves, and shows himself for what he truly is." ~Robert Benson

"The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another's little lapses." ~David Storey

"The finest kind of friendship is between people who expect a great deal of each other but never ask it" ~Sylvia Braemer

"The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing...not healing, not curing,,,that is a friend who cares." ~Henri Nouwen (1932-1996)

"The friendship that can cease has never been real." ~Saint Jerome (420 BC - 347 BC)

“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The impulse of love that leads us to the doorway of a friend is the voice of God within, and we need not be afraid to follow it." ~Agnes Sandford

"The language of friendship is not words but meanings." ~Henry David Thoreau

"The longer we live the more we think and the higher the value we put on friendship and tenderness towards parents and friends." ~Samuel Johnson

"The loss of a beloved deserving friend is the hardest trial of philosophy." ~Mary Wortley Montague

"The love of friendship arises out of the love of life, and is indeed another form of it." ~J.C. Shairp

"The making of friends, who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man's success in life." ~Edward Everett Hale

"The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to." ~Carl Jung

"The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart." ~Elizabeth Foley

"The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?" ~Henry David Thoreau

"The only gain from the friendship of the great is a fine dinner." ~Anon Proverbs

"The only thing to do is to hug one's friends tight and do one's job." ~Edith Wharton

"The only way to have a friend is to be one." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The quality of friendships is more important than the quantity of friends." ~A.D. Williams

"The road to a friend's house is never long." ~Danish Proverb

"The test of friendship is assistance in adversity, and that, too, unconditional assistance." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"The thought came loud and clear this morning: the travelling is the striving, the way is the achievement. I miss out so much if all I wish for my friendships is jam tomorrow." ~Douglas Gifford

"The thread of our life would be dark, Heaven knows! If it were not with friendship and love intertwined." ~Thomas Moore

"The truest friends are the people who don't walk out the door when life gets real hard. They actually pour some coffee and pull up a chair." ~Sandi Krakowski

"The wonderful thing about friends is that they can grow separated and yet not grow apart." ~Anon

"The world is round so that friendship may encircle it." ~Pierre Teilhard Chardin

"The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship." ~Sir Francis Bacon

"There are friendships imprinted in our hearts that will never be diminished by time and distance." ~Dodinsky

"There is a magic in the memory of schoolboy friendships; it softens the heart, and even affects the nervous system of those who have no heart." ~Benjamin Disraeli

"There is no distance too far between friends. For friendship gives wings to the heart."~Anon

"There is no friend as loyal as a book." ~Ernest Hemingway

"There is no possession more valuable than a good and faithful friend." ~Socrates

“There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature.” ~P.G. Wodehouse

"There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend." ~Katharine Butler Hathaway

"There's nothing I want but your presence. In friendship, time dissolves." ~Rumi

"There's nothing worth the wear of winning, But laughter and the love of friends." ~Hillaire Belloc

"There was a definite process by which one made people into friends, and it involved talking to them and listening to them for hours at a time." ~Rebecca West

"They are not your friends until they have defended you in your absence." ~Lessons Learned in Life

"Those that will always help a friend, will always have a friend." ~A.D. Williams

"Thous wert my guide, philosopher and friend." ~Alexander Pope

"Time draweth wrinkles in a fair face, but addeth fresh colors to a fast friend, which neither heat, nor cold, nor misery, nor place, nor destiny, can alter or diminish." ~John Lyly

"To God, thy country, and thy friend be true." ~Henry Vaughan

"To have a good friend is one of the highest delights of life; to be a good friend is one of the noblest and most difficult undertakings." ~Anon

"To have the same likes and dislikes, therein consists the firmest bond of friendship." ~Anon on Proverbs

"To hear complaints with patience even when complaints are vain, is one of the duties of friendship." ~Samuel Johnson

"Treat your friends as you do your pictures, place them in the best light." ~Mrs. Wins ton Churchill

"Treat your friends like family and your family like friends." Anon

"True friends are like angels. They are precious and rare, and false friends are like leaves, found everywhere." ~Anon

"True friends are like diamonds, precious and rare. False friends are like leaves, found everywhere." ~Anon

"True friends are the people who brighten your smile, everytime you're with them." ~Julia VeRost

"True friends are those that are honest with you at all times. They tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. They don't interfere with one's life or add more fuel to the fire when troubled times come. They never encourage hatred of any person. They help their friends to see the good in others not the bad." ~Shenni Waldron

"True friends give the most when they receive the least." ~Orrin Woodward

"True friends say good things behind your back and bad things to your face." ~Karen Salmansohn

"True friends visit us in prosperity only when invited, but in adversity they come without invitation." ~Theophrastus

"True friendship binds people together in good times and bad." ~Jonathan McNair, LCG Minister, Commentary: A Friend in Need

"True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable." ~David Tyson Gentry

"True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation." ~George Washington

"True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost." ~Charles Caleb Colton

"True friendship is like the asphalt of life. It fills in the potholes and makes the journey smooth." ~Richard G. Scott

"TRUE FRIENDSHIP isn’t about being inseparable. It’s being separated and nothing changes." ~Anon

"True friendship is seen through the heart, not through the eyes." ~Anon

"True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks." ~St. Jerome

"Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each other's little failings." ~Jean de la Bruyere

"Valuable friends will bring more richness to your life than valuable things." ~A.D. Williams

"Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light." ~Helen Keller

"We have been friends together in sunshine and shade." ~Caroline Sheridan Norton

"We have three types of friends in life: friends for a reason, friends for a season and friends for a lifetime." ~Anon

"We need old friends to help us grow old and new friends to help us stay young." ~Letty Cottin Pogrebin (1939-)

"What a great blessing is a friend with breast so trusty that you may bury all your secrets in it." ~Anon

"What brings joy to the heart is not so much the friend's gift, but the friend's love." ~Aelred of Rievaulx,12th century Monk. (From The Friendship Book: A Thought For Each Day 2014 sent by MPW of Hants).

"What is a friend? I will tell you, it is someone with whom you dare to be yourself." ~Frank Crane

"When a friend asks there is no tomorrow." ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it." ~Edgar Watson Howe

"When befriended, remember it. When you befriend, - forget it." ~Benjamin Franklin

"When friends meet, hearts warm." ~John Ray

"When friendship is funny, and bright, we click. And then we need the soft, quiet times together, to make it real." ~Frances Grant

"When the sun shines on you, you see your friends. Friends are the thermometers by which one may judge the temperature of our fortunes." ~Countess of Blessington

"When your friendship circle decreases in number it's actually increasing in value." ~Karen Salmansohn

"While the pot boils, friendship blooms." ~A.B. Cheales

"Win new friends but keep the old. The first are silver, the latter gold." ~Anon

"Winter, spring, summer or fall, the gift of friendship is always welcome in our hearts." ~Julian S. Cutler

"Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit." ~Aristotle

"You can have a lot of friends and still feel alone. That's why it's always important to take care of you." ~Deep Life Quotes

"You can make a new friend but you can't make an old one." ~Tom Bodett

"You make friends with people because you’re looking for lifelong relationships, not friendships of convenience or simplicity." ~Soul Spot

"You will find that if you share your friend's burden, both of you will walk a little straighter." ~Anon

"Your friend is your needs answered. He is your friend which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving. And he is your board and your fireside. For you come to him with your hunger,and you seek him for peace." ~Kahlil Gibran

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OTHERS:

‪"If you wish success in life, make perseverance your bosom friend." ~Joseph Addison‬

"Laughter is chorus of conversation." ~Sir Richard Steele

"Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast." ~William Shakespeare

"Some people mistakenly conclude that cultivating compassion is all about others’ benefit, whereas the first benefit is to us. Compassion brings us peace of mind. It attracts friends. Friends are based on trust and trust develops when we show concern for others." ~Dalai Lama

“True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.” ~Joseph Addison

"Two are better than one, because together they can work more effectively. If one of them falls down, the other one can lift him up." ~Book of Ecclesiastes

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Verses:

Flowers are lovely;
love is flower-like;
friendship is a sheltering tree;
oh the joys that came down
shower-like of friendship,
love, and liberty.

~Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834), English Poet, Philosopher


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"Friendship!
Mysterious cement of the soul!
Sweetener of life and solder of society!"
~Robert Blair

"Friendship with trees: true and pure,
One beautiful day from spring to summer.
Let yourself be free and spread your wings,
Keep calm and she will take you to heaven."
~Rado Gatchalian, short poem

"How sweet are the words spoken between friends
Just like a balm that heals or a needle that mends." ~Patricia Grantham

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True Friends..
Good friends care for each other,
Close friends understand each other,
but True friends stay forever,
beyond Words,
beyond Distance,
beyond Time. ~Anon

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Thought for Today - Harmony

"Love dissolves hate. Kindness melts cruelty. Compassion calms passion. Co-operation evokes love and when we bow, others bend. This creates harmony." ~Thought for Today-UK

Ogden Nash Quotes

"A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, and occasional animal and the common cold." ~Ogden Nash (1902-1971)

"Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other never forgets them." ~Ogden Nash

"Men and women everywhere would have a lot more chance of acquiring recreation and fame and financial independence if they didn't have to spend most of their time and money tending and supporting two or three unattractive descendants." ~Ogden Nash

"Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn’t for you." ~Ogden Nash

"Middle age is when you’ve met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else." ~Ogden Nash

"Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore." ~Ogden Nash

"People who have what they want are fond of telling people who haven't what they want that they really don't want it." ~Ogden Nash

"Progress might have been all right once, but it has gone on too long." ~Ogden Nash

"To keep love brimming in the loving cup, when you're wrong admit it and when you're right shut up!" ~Ogden Nash