Quotes Archive

“A child is not a vase to be filled, but a fire to be lit.”
François Rabelais


"Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire


"The present is the only time in which any duty may be done or grace received." C.S.Lewis


“Anything you’re good at contributes to happiness.”
Bertrand Russell


“Patience, n. A minor form of despair disguised as virtue.” Ambrose Bierce


“Announced by all the trumpets of the sky, Arrives the snow.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Charity begins at home but should not end there.” Thomas Fuller


"I say “Out” to every negative thought that comes to my mind. No person, place, or thing has any power over me, for I am the only thinker in my mind. I create my own reality and everyone in it." Louise Hay


“It is easier to know man in general than to know one man in particular.” Duc de la Rochefoucauld


“I look in the mirror through the eyes of the child that was me.”
Judy Collins


“When nothing is sure, everything is possible.” Margaret Drabble


"Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny." Author Unknown


“Curiosity is one of those insatiable passions that grow by gratification.” Sarah Scott


“A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.” Robert Frost


"For most people life is not a fairy tale, it is an adventure." Ana Monnar


“Love wasn’t meant to be rational. It was meant to be
experienced and felt.” S.L. Naeole


“One can lie, but truth is more interesting.” Enid Bagnold


“Whatever I neglect now I shall have to pay for later.” Nelly Ptaschkina


"Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen." Winston Churchill


“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Mahatma Gandhi


“I must govern the clock, not be governed by it.” Golda Meir


“Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.” Anne Frank


“There are things to confess that enrich the world, and things that need not be said.” Joni Mitchell


"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how." Friedrich Nietzsche


"Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got." Janis Joplin


"Service to others is the rent you pay for living on this planet.”
Marian Wright Edelman


"All endings are also beginnings. We just don’t know it at the
time." Mitch Albom


"What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?" George Eliot


"If you risk nothing, then you risk everything." Geena Davis


"We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated."
Maya Angelou


"To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others."
Anne-Sophie Swetchine


"Patience is bitter, but the fruit is sweet." Lida Clarkson


"I have no faith in a human critter who hasn’t one or two bad habits." Margaret Deland


"True friendship is a plant of slow growth." George Washington


"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning." Louis L'Amour


"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill


"A permanent state of transition is man’s most noble condition."
Juan Ramon Jimenez


"A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something." Frank Capra


"A home without a grandmother is like an egg without salt." Florence King


"The family goes on vacation to become a family again." Marni Jackson


"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one." Jane Howard


"People need joy quite as much as clothing. Some of them need it far more." Margaret Collier Graham


"Gratitude is the sign of noble souls." Aesop


"Things are beautiful if you love them."
Jean Anouilh


"The best thing to do with the best things in life is to give them up." Dorothy Day


"Here’s a rule I recommend. Never practice two vices at once."
Tallulah Bankhead


"How beautiful, how buoyant, and glad is morning!" L.E. Landon

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