Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Garden Quotes

Some quotes on garden and gardening

A garden is never so good as it will be next year.
~Thomas Cooper

Gardens always mean something else, man absolutely uses one thing to say another. ~Robert Harbison, Eccentric Spaces, 1977

All my hurts my garden spade can heal."-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Gardeners, I think, dream bigger dreams than Emperor's.
~Mary Cantwell

All gardeners know better than other gardeners.
~ Chinese Proverb

God gave us memories that we may have roses in December.
~J. M. Barrie

Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates
"To dig one's own spade into one's own earth! Has life anything better to offer than this?"
~ Beverley Nichols

"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.
~Gertrude Jekyll

"Gardening is the purest of human pleasures.
~ Francis Bacon

"The garden is a mirror of the heart."

"One who plants a garden, plants happiness."

"The garden that is finished is dead.
~ H. E. Bates

"Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into.
~ Henry Beecher

"A garden is never so good as it will be next year.
~Thomas Cooper

"The man who has planted a garden feels that he has done something for the good of the world.
~ Vita Sackville-West

"Earth laughs in flower."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I never had any other desire so strong, and so like to covetousness, as that one which I have had always, that I might be master at last of a small house and a large Garden. ~Abraham Cowley

Though an old man, I am but a young gardener.
~ Thomas Jefferson

Nothing is more the child of art than a garden.
~Sir Walter Scott

One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. ~W.E. Johns

Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest. ~Douglas William Jerrold

One of My favorite Garden Quotes Tickle the earth with a hoe, it will laugh a harvest.

To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed that can make life a garden.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Future Quotes

Some of our finest collection of future quotes... for you...

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
~Wayne Dyer

May the dreams of your past be the reality of your future

I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
~Albert Einstein

Show me someone who doesn't dream about the future and I'll show you someone who doesn't know where they are going

The future is always beginning now.
~Mark Strand

While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.
Ronald Reagan

Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.
~Maya Angelou

The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
~Albert Einstein

The past can't see you, but the future is listening. ~Terri Guillemets

I have seen the future and it is very much like the present - only longer. ~Kehlog Albran

I know not what the future holds, but I know who holds the future. ~Author Unknown

The course of life is unpredictable... no one can write his autobiography in advance. ~Abraham Joshua Heschel

The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
~Winston Churchill

I like men who have a future and women who have a past
~Oscar Wilde

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
~William Allen White
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Monday, December 29, 2008

Fame Quotes

Our favorite Lists of fame Quotes and sayings for you all...

Fame is a vapor, popularity an accident, and riches take wings. Only one thing endures and that is character.
~Horace Greeley

Fame is the thirst of youth.
~ Lord Byron

Men the most infamous are fond of fame, And those who fear not guilt, yet start at shame.
~Charles Churchill

The aspiring youth that fired the Ephesian dome Outlives, in fame, the pious fool that rais'd it.
~ Colley Cibber

To myself alone do I owe my fame. [Fr., Je ne dois qu'a moi seul toute ma renommee.]
~Pierre Corneille

Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.
~Erma Bombeck

Fame hit me like a ton of bricks.

If you come to fame not understanding who you are, it will define who you are.
~Oprah Winfrey

Scarcely two hundred years back can Fame recollect articulately at all; and there she but maunders and mumbles.
~Thomas Carlyle

When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.
~ Thomas Carlyle

After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.
~ Thomas Carlyle

The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.
~Amelia Earhart

Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate.
~Emily Dickinson

It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.
~Albert Einstein

Fame is a bee. / It has a song / It has a sting / Ah, too, it has a wing.
~ Emily Dickinson
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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Habit Quotes

We have some inspirational habit quotes and sayings on habit

First we make our habits, then our habits make us.
~Charles C. Noble

Good habits, once established are just as hard to break as are bad habits
~Robert Puller

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
~Jim Rohn

Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables. ~Spanish Proverb

The hard must become habit. The habit must become easy. The easy must become beautiful. ~Doug Henning

Habit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments.
~Marcel Proust

The easier it is to do, the harder it is to change.
~Eng's Principle

Acting for me is not a bad habit like smoking that I must make an effort to quit. I love acting; I love directing.
Joan Chen

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.

The satisfied, the happy, do not live; they fall asleep in habit, near neighbor to annihilation.
~Miguel de Unamuno

Habits are safer than rules; you don't have to watch them. And you don't have to keep them, either. They keep you.
~Frank Crane

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

Cute and very funny dog quotes which will beat any Cat quotes...

"Breed not a savage dog, nor permit a loose stairway." - Talmud

"In my day, we didn't have dogs or cats. All I had was Silver Beauty, my beloved paper clip." - Jennifer Hart, Arlington

They never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation. ~Jerome K. Jerome

Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives. ~Sue Murphy

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. ~Roger Caras

"No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does."
Christopher Morley

"I have a great dog. She's half Lab, half pit bull. A good combination. Sure, she might bite off my leg, but she'll bring it back to me."
Jimi Celeste

If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five? No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.
Abraham Lincoln

I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
Abraham Lincoln

There are three faithful friends - an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
Benjamin Franklin

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
Mark Twain

"Don't make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans, or they'll treat you like dogs."
Martha Scott

"When you leave them in the morning, they stick their nose in the door crack and stand there like a portrait until you turn the key eight hours later."
Erma Bombeck

The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven, not man's. ~Mark Twain, letter to W.D. Howells, 2 April 1899

The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog. ~Ambrose Bierce

"Man is an animal that makes bargains; no other animal does this - one dog does not change a bone with another." - Adam Smith
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Christianity Quotes

A Sacred collection of Christianity Quotes and religious sayings.

Christianity is the story of how the rightful King has landed, you might say in disguise, and is calling us all to take part in His great campaign of sabotage
~ C.S. Lewis

In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

All the faults of the age come from Christianity and journalism. Christianity, of course, but why journalism?
Frank Harris

Almost every sect of Christianity is a perversion of its essence, to accommodate it to the prejudices of the world.
William Hazlitt

Never underestimate Jesus, because He will just prove you wrong.

~Brian Gurney

He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Micah 6:8

Capitalism without bankruptcy is like Christianity without hell.
Frank Borman

Christianity affects your whole life. I feel I'm more competitive, a better player, but off the field is where there is always a battle.
Barry Sanders

Although there has always been a hermeneutic problem in Christianity, the hermeneutic question today seems to us a new one.
Paul Ricoeur

The last Christian died on the cross
~Friedrich Nietzsche
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Friday, December 26, 2008

Choices Quotes

Here are some quotes about choices that might help you make better decisions.

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
~ Joanne Kathleen Rowling

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.
~Robert Fritz

Life is the sum of all your choices. ~Albert Camus

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn. ~David Russell

Indecision becomes decision with time.
~Author Unknown

As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is up to us.
~ A J Toynbee

Every person, all the events of your life are drawn there because you have them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.
~ Richard Bach

To decide, to be at the level of choice, is to take responsibility for your life and to be in control of your life.
~ Abbie M Dale

He is free knows how to keep in his own hands the power to decide.
~Salvador De Madriaga

To decide, to be at the level of choice, is to take responsibility for your life and to be in control of your life.
~Abbie M Dale

A man is too apt to forget that in this world he cannot have everything. A choice is all that is left him.
~H Mathews

Trust your instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The key to your universe is that you can choose.
~ Carl Frederick

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

The greatest power that a person possesses is the power to choose.
~ J Martin Kohe

Using the power of decision gives you the capacity to get past any excuse to change any and every part of your life in an instant.
~Anthony Robbins

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

Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance. Know well what leads you forward and what hold you back, and choose the path that leads to wisdom.
~ Buddha
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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Grief Quotes

On our quotes and sayings site, today we have grief quotes.

If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.

Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.
~Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Those things that hurt, instruct.
~Benjamin Franklin

Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief?
William Blake

During my grief, I realised there was nothing I could do for my mother, but I did have a child.
Namie Amuro

Every night when I go to bed, I hope that I may never wake again, and every morning renews my grief.
Franz Schubert

There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.
~Henry Wordsworth Longfellow

Even his griefs are a joy long after to one that remembers all that he wrought and endured.

Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.

Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.

To spare oneself from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness
~ Erich Fromm

Tears are the silent language of grief

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.

The only cure for grief is action.
~George Henry Lewes

One joy shatters a hundred griefs
~Chinese Proverbs

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.
~Robert Ingersoll

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.
~Jacques Prévert

The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep. ~Henry Maudsley
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Gifts Quotes

Some Great quotes about Gift

Here are some more Gifts Quotes on this other site..

What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.
~Eleanor Powell

The Lord loveth a cheerful giver. He also accepteth from a grouch.
~Catherine Hall

Beauty is the gift of God.

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
Albert Einstein

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.
Albert Einstein

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
Tony Robbins

What is bought is cheaper than a gift.
~Portuguese Proverb

The only gift is a portion of thyself.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Christmas season has come to mean the period when the public plays Santa Claus to the merchants.
~John Andrew Holmes

May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!
~Author Unknown

God's gifts put man's best dreams to shame.
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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Coffee Quotes

I never drink coffee at lunch. I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon. ~Ronald Reagan

Man does not live by coffee alone. Have a danish. ~Author Unknown

This coffee tastes like mud! Well, it was ground this morning.
~Author Unknown

I don't have a problem with caffeine. I have a problem without caffeine!
~Author Unknown

A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked.
Anais Nin

A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.
Paul Erdos

Almost all my middle-aged and elderly acquaintances, including me, feel about 25, unless we haven't had our coffee, in which case we feel 107.
Martha Beck

Cigarettes and coffee: an alcoholic's best friend!
~ Gerard Way

Actually, this seems to be the basic need of the human heart in nearly every great crisis - a good hot cup of coffee.
~Alexander King

He was my cream, and I was his coffee - And when you poured us together, it was something.
~ Josephine Baker

Decaffeinated coffee is kind of like kissing your sister.
~Bob Irwin

~ like my coffee like my women: hot, strong, steamy.

I like my coffee strong and my women weak.
~Alexander Pappas

Coffee is good for talent, but genius wants prayer.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Coffee should be black as hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.
~ Turkish proverbs

I have measured out my life with coffee spoons
~ T.S. Eliot

Cocaine is like really evil coffee.
Courtney Love

Coffee and cigarettes, that's one of my weaknesses.
Jason Behr

Coffee and smoking are the last great addictions.
Lara Flynn Boyle

Americans are making coffee a bigger part of their lives, expanding attitudes and behaviors that are driving new levels of consumption.
Robert Nelson

Behind every successful woman is a substantial amount of coffee.
~Stephanie Piro

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Failure Quotes and Sayings

Failure Quotes and failure sayings that motivates.

The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.
~Sven Goran Eriksson

Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.
~Frederick Smith

There are no failures - just experiences and your reactions to them.
~Tom Krause

Failure changes for the better, success for the worse.
~Lucius Annaeus Seneca

You always pass failure on your way to success.
~Mickey Rooney

My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Abraham Lincoln

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
~Winston Churchill

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
~Winston Churchill

All my successes have been built on my failures.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
~ Sir Winston Churchill

There is no failure except in no longer trying.
~ Elbert Hubbard

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
~Beverly Sills

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
~Bill Cosby

If at first you don't succeed, find out if the loser gets anything.
~Bill Lyon

Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment and especially on their children than the unlived life of the parent.
~Carl Jung

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

Nothing fails like success because we don't learn from it. We learn only from failure.
~Kenneth Boudling

Our business in life is not to succeed, but to continue to fail in good spirits.
~Robert Louis Stevenson

It is a mistake to suppose that people succeed through success; they often succeed through failures.
~Author Unknown

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.
~Colin Powell

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Cheating Quotes

Here are some quotes and sayings on cheating

I would prefer even to fail with honor than to win by cheating
~ Sophocles

It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
~ Samuel Johnson

Art, whose honesty must work through artifice, cannot avoid cheating truth.
~Adrienne Rich

Three things are men most likely to be cheated in, a horse, a wig, and a wife ~Benjamin Franklin

He who praises me on all occasions is a fool who despises me or a knave who wishes to cheat me
~Chinese Proverb

'Tis my opinion every man cheats in his own way, and he is only honest who is not discovered
~ Susannah Centlivre

To cheat oneself out of love is the most terrible deception; it is an eternal loss for which there is no reparation, either in time or in eternity
~Soren Kierkegaard

I would prefer even to fail with honor than to win by cheating

Cheating on a quiz show? That's sort of like plagiarizing a comic strip.
Paul Scofield

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
Salvador Dali

Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt, use it-don't cheat with it.
~Ernest Hemingway

If you marry a man who cheats on his wife, you'll be married to a man who cheats on his wife.
~ Ann Landers
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Civilization Quotes

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
~ Albert Einstein

We veneer civilization by doing unkind things in a kind way
~ George Bernard Shaw

People don't like the true and simple; they like fairy tales and humbug.
~Edmond and Jules de Goncourt

Modern man is just ancient man... with way better electronics.
~Author unknown

What do I think of Western civilization? I think it would be a very good idea.
Mohandas Gandhi

Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
Mark Twain

I think God's going to come down and pull civilization over for speeding.
Steven Wright

What we call progress is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance.
~Henry Havelock Ellis

Civilization begins with soap.
~Galveston Times

A living civilization creates; a dying, builds museums.
~Martin H. Fischer

Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.
Vince Lombardi

It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length.
Helen Keller

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
~ Albert Einstein

There is something even more valuable to civilization than wisdom, and that is character
~Henry Louis Mencken
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Charm Quotes

Some quotes and sayings about Charm..

\A plain woman is one who, however beautiful, neglects to charm.
Edgar Saltus

"Charm" - which means the power to effect work without employing brute force - is indispensable to women. Charm is a woman's strength just as strength is a man's charm.
Havelock Ellis

There is no personal charm so great as the charm of a cheerful temperament.
Henry Van Dyke

Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.
Oliver Herford

There is a sort of charm in ugliness, if the person has some redeeming qualities and is only ugly enough. ~Josh Billings

It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. ~Oscar Wilde

Charm is a glow within a woman that casts a most becoming light on others. ~John Mason Brown

Charm is the quality in others that makes us more satisfied with ourselves.
Henri Amiel

Charm is a glow within a woman that casts a most becoming light on others.
John Mason Brown
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Camping Quotes

She had the loaded handbag of someone who camps out and seldom goes home, or who imagines life must be full of emergencies.
-Mavis Gallant

Any man, in the right situation, is capable of murder. But not any man is capable of being a good camper. So, murder and camping are not as similar as you might think.
-Jack Handy

I went camping for 33 days, and now everybody seems to care.
Colleen Haskell

I, more or less, love camping out, so I dug it, but I didn't enjoy other people's pain.
Casper Van Dien

If you're not in New York, you're camping out.
Thomas Dewey

Is that weird, taking my Louis Vuitton bag camping?
Jessica Simpson

I'm sure that's not poison ivy

Just one more hill to climb, it's all flat from here.

I know the drought has a ban on open fires, but this is a campground, I'm sure we'll be ok.

Green Foilage

Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business.
-Dave Barry --American writer, b.1947

Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people.
-Garrison Keillor
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Monday, December 22, 2008

Calamity Quotes

Calamity is the perfect glass wherein we truly see and know ourselves.
William Davenant

Calamity is the test of integrity.
Samuel Richardson

Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance.

Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.
Sydney Smith

It is only from the belief of the goodness and wisdom of a supreme being, that our calamities can be borne in the manner which becomes a man.
Henry MacKenzie

It isn't a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream.
Benjamin E. Mays

He who foresees calamities, suffers them twice over.
Bishop Porteous

The compensations of calamity are made apparent to the understanding also, after long intervals of time.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Calamity is the test of integrity.
Samuel Richardson

Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.
Sydney Smith

He is not valiant that dares die, but he that boldly bears calamity.
Philip Massinger
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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Brevity Quotes

If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind, give it more thought. ~Dennis Roth

I have made this letter longer than usual, because I lack the time to make it short.
Blaise Pascal

Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit, And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief.
William Shakespeare

There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together.
Josh Billings

The fewer the words, the better the prayer.
Martin Luther

As man is now constituted, to be brief is almost a condition of being inspired.
~ George Santayana

Brevity is a great charm of eloquence
~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator
~Marcus Tullius Cicero

If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams--the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.
Robert Southey

Brevity is the best recommendation of speech, whether in a senator or an orator.

The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter. ~Blaise Pascal

In composing, as a general rule, run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give your style. ~Sydney Smith

Brevity quotes are short :)
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Saturday, December 20, 2008

Bravery Quotes

Fight till the last gasp.
~William Shakespeare

The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.

Coward: A man in whom the instinct of self-preservation acts normally. ~Sultana Zoraya

Bravery is being the only one who knows you're afraid. ~Franklin P. Jones

Courage can't see around corners, but goes around them anyway.
~Mignon McLaughlin

Curiosity is one of the forms of feminine bravery.
Victor Hugo

Curiosity will conquer fear even more than bravery will.
James Stephens

I don't think that bravery is about skin. Bravery is about a willingness to show emotional need.
Richard Gere

If God wanted us to be brave, why did He give us legs?
~Marvin Kitman

Coward: One who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.
~Ambrose Bierce

Sometimes the biggest act of courage is a small one.
~Lauren Raffo

Bravery is believing in yourself, and that thing nobody can teach you.~ El Cordobes
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Friday, December 19, 2008

Blindness Quotes

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I have only one eye,--I have a right to be blind sometimes . . . I really do not see the signal!
Lord Horatio Nelson

He that is strucken blind cannot forget The precious treasure of his eyesight lost.
William Shakespeare

Had the price of looking been blindness, I would have looked.
Ralph Ellison

Hate and mistrust are the children of blindness.
William Watson

My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence, and behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness
~ Helen Keller

There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is, seeing something that isn't there.
~Thomas Hardy

“Blindness Hatred is blind, as well as love”
~ Thomas Fuller

I am unjust, but I can strive for justice. My life's unkind, but I can vote for kindness. I, the unloving, say life should be lovely. I, that am blind, cry out against my blindness.
Vachel Lindsay

There's none so blind as they that won't see.
Jonathan Swift

And when a damp Fell round the path of Milton, in his hand The Thing became a trumpet; whence he blew Soul-animating strains--alas! too few.
William Wordsworth
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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Blame Quotes

We praise or blame as one or the other affords more opportunity for exhibiting our power of judgment.
~Friedrich Nietzsche

It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you place the blame.
~Oscar Wilde

There is luxury in self reproach. When we blame ourselves, we feel no one else has a right to blame us.
~Oscar Wilde

Our proper bliss depends on what we blame.
~Alexander Pope

Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.
~Erica Jong

Blame is for God and small children.
~Dustin Hoffman

Blame is safer than praise.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

I praise loudly, I blame softly
~Catherine the Great

Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought.
~Dwight Morrow

An expert is someone called in at the last minute to share the blame.
~Sam Ewing

A bad workman always blames his tools.

You accuse a woman of wavering affections, but don't blame her; she is just looking for a consistent man.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
~Kahlil Gibran

A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit.
~John C. Maxwell

He who excuses himself accuses himself.
~Gabriel Meurier

Man blames fate for other accidents but feels personally responsible for a hole-in-one.
~Martha Beckman

Democracy is the process by which people choose the man who'll get the blame.
~Bertrand Russell

We believe that to err is human. To blame it on someone else is politics.
Hubert H. Humphrey

A man may fail many times but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
~J. Paul Getty

You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds.
~Henry David Thoreau

A man always blames the woman who fools him. In the same way he blames the door he walks into in the dark.
~Henry Louis Mencken

If you blame others for your failures, do you credit them with your success?

Sometimes I lie awake at night and ask why me? Then a voice answers nothing personal, your name just happened to come up.
~Charles Schulz

A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting.
~Russell H. Ewing
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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Change Quotes and Sayings

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

Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.
~Keri Russell

There is no reason why the same man should like the same books at eighteen and forty-eight. ~Ezra Pound

Every beginning is a consequence - every beginning ends some thing. ~Paul Valery

People don't change. Only their costumes do. ~Gene Moore

Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
Bertolt Brecht

Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine.
Robert C. Gallagher

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.
Francis Bacon

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
Harold Wilson

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. ~Harrison Ford

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.
~ Pericles
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Friday, December 5, 2008

Childhood Quotes

A happy childhood has spoiled many a promising life.
Robertson Davies

A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

A happy childhood... is the worst possible preparation for life.
Kinky Friedman

A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.
Marion C. Garretty

He carried his childhood like a hurt warm bird held to his middle-aged breast. ~Herbert Gold

Childhood is that wonderful time of life when all you need to do to lose weight is take a bath. ~Author Unknown

The things which the child loves remain in the domain of the heart until old age. The most beautiful thing in life is that our souls remaining over the places where we once enjoyed ourselves
~ Kahlil Gibran

If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.
~ Tom Stoppard

It is never too late to have a happy childhood
~ Tom Robbins

The older I grow the more earnestly I feel that the few joys of childhood are the best that life has to give. ~Ellen Glasgow

Old age lives minutes slowly, hours quickly; childhood chews hours and swallows minutes. ~Malcolm de Chazal

Adolescence is the conjugator of childhood and adulthood.
Louise J. Kaplan

Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum.
Thomas Szasz
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