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Webster's defines a "quote" as... "to speak or write a passage from another
with acknowledgment" I look at quotes as how others see the world...and I try
to learn from their insights....these are a some that have touched me in one way
or another....maybe they will touch you in some way as well.


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cloud bullet There's nothing more dangerous than an idea if its the only one you have. ----Mark Twain

cloud bulletThe word is half his that speaks, and half his that hears it.----Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, French philosopher 1500's

cloud bulletIf you shut up truth and bury it under the ground it will but grow and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.---- Emily Zola J 'accuse

cloud bulletWe must be the change we wish to see in the world.---- Mahatma Gandhi

cloud bulletThe Three great mysteries: air to a bird, water to a fish, mankind to himself---- Hindu Proverb

cloud bulletEverywhere you look in science, the harder it becomes to understand the universe without God.---- Robert Herrman - scientist

cloud bulletYou cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him to find it within himself.---- Galileo

cloud bulletNothing is so contagious as an example. We never do great or great evil without bringing about more of the same on the part of others.---- La Rocherfoucauld

cloud bullet There is something to that old saying that hate injures the hater, not the hated---- Peace Pilgrim 190? - 1981

cloud bullet Mistakes are the portals of discovery.---- James Joyce

cloud bullet This is my peace message in one sentence: This is the way of peace-overcome evil with good, and falsehood with truth, and hatred with love---- Peace Pilgrim 190? - 1981

cloud bullet Words form the thread on which we string our experiences---- Aldous Huxley

cloud bullet Consciously or unconciously, every one of us does render some service or other. If we cultivate the habit of doing this service deliberately, our desire for service will steadily grow stronger and we will make not only our own happiness, but that of the world at large.---- Mahatma Gandhi

cloud bullet Live all you can; it's a mistake not to. It doesn't matter what you do in particular, so long as you have had a life. If you haven't had that, what have you had?---- Henry James 1843-1916

cloud bullet No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.---- William Blake

cloud bullet A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.---- Peter Marshall

cloud bullet Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.---- Franklin D Roosevelt

cloud bulletTo be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.----Unknown

cloud bullet Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be first overcome.---- Jules W Ledere

cloud bulletReading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.---- John Locke

cloud bullet Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.---- Art Linkletter

cloud bullet The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatsoever that it is not entirely absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.---- Bertrand Russell

cloud bullet Fame is only good for one thing-they will cash your check in a small town.---- Truman Capote

cloud bullet The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.---- Frank Lloyd Wright, 1869-1959

cloud bullet For light I go directly to the Source of light, not to any of the reflections.---- Peace Pilgrim 190? - 1981

cloud bullet When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincable but in the end, they always fall - Think of it, ALWAYS.---- Mahatma Gandhi

cloud bullet Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.---- Sir Cecil Beaton

cloud bullet There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.---- Carl G Jung

cloud bullet You are seeking joy and peace in far-off places. But the spring of joy is in your heart. The haven of peace is in yourself.---- Satya Sai Baba

cloud bullet The best thing about giving of ourselves is that what we get is always better than what we give. The reaction is greater than the action.---- Orison Swett Marden

cloud bullet Having more money does not insure happiness. People with ten million dollars are no happier than people with nine million dollars.---- Hobart Brown

cloud bulletThere is only one success-to be able to spend your life in your own way.---- Christopher Morley

cloud bulletThose who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.---- George Santayana

cloud bulletYou've got to create a dream. You've got to uphold the dream. If you can't, go back to the factory or go back to the desk.---- Eric Burdon

cloud bullet I cannot give you a formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure-which is: Try to please everybody.---- Herbert Bayard Swope

cloud bulletUnder all that we think, lives all we believe, like the ultimate veil of our spirits. Antonio Machado

cloud bulletThe significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.---- Albert Einstein

cloud bulletEveryone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, "Make me feel important." Never forget this message when working with people.---- Mary Kay Ash

cloud bulletGreat works are performed not by strength but by perserverance.---- Samuel Johnson

cloud bulletHumor is emotional chaos remembered in emotional tranquility.---- James Thurber

cloud bulletWhen you get something for nothing, you just haven't been billed for it yet. Franklin P Jones

cloud bulletAs I lived up to the highest light I had, higher and higher light came to me. Peace Pilgrim 190? - 1981

cloud bulletIn the choice between changing one's mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof---- John Kenneth Galbraith

cloud bulletYou can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.---- John Nuveen

cloud bulletOne of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do, and always a clever thing to say---- Will Durant, historian

cloud bulletIf you are going to do something wrong, at least enjoy it.---- Leo Rosten


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