Category Archives: Notable Quotables

Friendship Finds

    “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” — Maya Angelou (1928 – 2014) American poet & civil rights activist

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Attitude of Gratitude

  “We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count.” — Neal A. Maxwell (1926 – 2004) American scholar & educator

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Work… Or Not

  “The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.” — Robert Frost (1874 – 1963) American poet

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You Are Worth Strong Self Esteem

  “Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” — M. Scott Peck (1936 – 2005) American psychiatrist & author

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National Tax Day

For National Tax Day, here’s a look at some quotes regarding the income tax. “They can’t collect legal taxes from illegal money.” — Al Capone aka “Scarface” (1899 – 1947) American gangster & businessman   “A fine is a tax … Continue reading

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War Is Hell

  “It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell.”  — William Tecumseh Sherman (1820 – 1891) Union … Continue reading

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Succeed Happily

  “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success.” — Albert Schweitzer (1875 – 1965) French theologian, philosopher, physician, and Nobel laureate

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Find Your Contentment

  “If I can be somewhere with sunshine and have bare feet and a book, I’m happy.” — KT Tunstall (1975 – ) Scottish singer-songwriter

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Live!

  “Don’t forget until too late that the business of life is not business, but living.” B.C. Forbes (1880-1954) Scottish-American journalist and author

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Do It!

    “Do or do not. There is no try.” — Yoda in “Star Wars”

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Chick, Chick, Chick!

  “The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.” — Arnold H. Glasow (1905 – 1998) American businessman & humorist

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Savour the Season

“There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation’s braggart lords.” — John Muir (1838 – 1914) Scottish-born American naturalist and author from his book “A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf,” published … Continue reading

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Loyalty

  “Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.” — John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892 – 1973) English author & philosopher

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Seek Positive Results

“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.” — Unknown

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Ah, Wisdom

“Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.” — Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694) Japanese poet of the Edo period

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Have Faith

  “Faith is the very first thing you should pack in a hope chest.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach (1947 – ) American author

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Honestly!

“I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.” — Harry S. Truman (1884 – 1972) 33rd President of the United States

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Well, Laugh Out Loud!

  “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.”  — Irish proverb

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Make Peace

“How incredible it is that in this fragile existence we should hate and destroy one another.  There are possibilities enough for all who will abandon mastery over others to pursue mastery over nature.  There is world enough for all to … Continue reading

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Blooming Happiness

  “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” — Marcel Proust (1871 – 1922) French novelist & literary critic

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To Be Cherished

“It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends who are your diamonds.” — Gina Barreca (1957 – ) American academic & humorist

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Do Not Be Deluded

    “People never give up their liberties but under some delusion.”  — Edmund Burke (1729-1797) Anglo-Irish statesman & philosopher

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Food Fight!

“Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.” — Mark Twain (1835-1910) 19th Century American author and humorist (pen name for Samuel Langhorne Clemens)

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Just checking…

“Why is it when we talk to God we’re praying, but when God talks to us, we’re schizophrenic?” — Lily Tomlin (1939 – ) American actress & comedian

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Light Encouragement

    “We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.” — Ben Sweetland (1900 – 1987) Author and psychologist

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Go for Greatness!

  “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” — Albert Einstein  (1879 – 1955) German-born theoretical physicist; developed theory of relativity (Image by Iván Tamás)

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Goodness Gracious!

    “Confidence in the goodness of another is good proof of one’s own goodness.” — Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592) French Renaissance philosopher

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Speechless

“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.” — Robert Frost (1874 – 1963) American poet

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To Be Continued…

  “A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.” — Carl Sandburg (1878 – 1967) American poet, biographer, journalist, & Pulitzer prize winner

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Ahhhh, Optimism

“An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?” — Michel de Saint Pierre (1916 – 1987) French journalist

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Problem Solving 101

“A positive attitude may not solve every problem, but it makes solving any problem a more pleasant experience.” — Grant D. Fairley (1959 – ) Business consultant & author

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Road to Success

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal — a commitment to excellence — that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” — Mario Andretti (1940 – ) … Continue reading

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Encouragement Lives!

24 years ago today, I was on the eve of a Leap Year Day surgery. Following a diagnosis of Stage IV ovarian cancer, I was given 3 months to live. If I didn’t wake up from surgery in the hospice … Continue reading

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Participate!

  “We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.” — Thomas Jefferson 1743 – 1826) 3rd president of the United States; diplomat, architect, and philosopher (in his papers at the … Continue reading

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Say ‘No’ to a Destiny of Self-destruction

“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) American statesman; 16th President: 1861-65; assassinated following Civil War

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Perspective

  “We don’t see things as they are.  We see them as we are.” — Anais Nin (1914-1977) French-born American novelist and dancer

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Bloomin’ Attitude

“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses.” — Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr (1808 – 1890) French critic & journalist

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Duh!

“If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.” — Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) American statesman; 16th President of the United States, 1861-65; assassinated following Civil War

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Speak Up!

  “Be sincere; be brief; be seated.” — Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882 – 1945) 32nd President of the United States

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Be YOU!

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you! — Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) (1904 – 1991) American children’s author, illustrator, and political cartoonist Happiest Birthday wishes to my … Continue reading

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