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Some of my favorite quotes

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.--Elbert Hubbard

"Poor is the man whose pleasures depend upon the permission of another.---Madonna

Great tranquility of the heart is his who cares for neither praise nor blame----Thomas a Kepis

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts---Marcus Antonius

The soul becomes dyed with the told of its thoughts.---Marcus Aurelius

A belief is not merely an idea that the mind possess; it is an idea that possess the mind.---Robert Bolton

All that we are is a result of what we have thought. What we think we become.---Buddha

Follow your desire as long as you live; do not lessen the time of your following desire, for the wasting of time is an abomination to the spirit.---Ptahhotpe

Life is but a mirror; it reflects back what you are.---G.W.F.

We have but one life-whether we spend it weeping or laughing.---Unknown

We dont remember days we remember moments.---Cesare Pavese

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.---William James

Every life has its dark and cheerful hours. Happiness comes from choosing which to remember.-Anonymous

The life which is unexamined is not worth living.---Plato

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do you qualify to be alive or is the limit of your senses so as to survive?--Ray Stevens

Cherish your yesterdays, Dream your tomorrows; But live your to days.-Unknown

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.---John Lennon

Reality does not conform the ideal, but confirms it.-Gustave Flaubert

Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity.--Edwin Land

Everythings got a moral, if only you can find it.---Lewis Carroll

Brevity is the soul of wit.----William Shakespeare

The less we know the more we suspect.---H.W. Shaw

A gentle answer turns away wraith, but harsh words cause quarrels.--- The Bible

Focus on today. Tomorrow is but a fantasy; yesterday is but a memory. Today is the only reality.---G.W.F

The secret for both mind and body is not to mourn in the past, not to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.---Buddha

Live with men as if God saw you, and talk to God as if men were listening.--Athendorus

Good humor makes all things tolerable.---Henry Ward Beecher

All that is necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.---Edmund Burke

The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.--Tom Clancy

Solitude: A good place to visit but a poor play to stay.---Josh Billings

"I don't view myself as a sex symbol. I think beautiful people come from within and that's how I look at it. I'm definitely not sexy."-Sharon Osbourne

"Most of us go to our graves with our music still inside of us." -unknown

"Hell is a half-filled auditorium." -Robert Frost

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.---Helen Keller

There is a sweet joy which comes to us through sorrow.---Charles H. Spurgeon

There are two places only where socialism will work; in Heaven where it is not needed, and in Hell where they already have it.---Winston Churchill

Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces.---Sigmund Freud

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.---Epictetus

Words are things; and a small drop of ink, falling like a dew drop upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions think.---Lord Byron

A word from the heart goes straight to the heart.---Abbe Huvelin

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.---Abraham Lincoln

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four; Calling a tail a leg doesnt make it a leg.---Abraham Lincoln

The difficult we do immediately, the impossible takes a little longer. You cant get blood out of a turnip. You cant make a silk purse out of a sows ear.---Unknown

Take therefore no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.---Jesus Christ

The man of few words and settled mind is wise; therefore even a fool is thought to be wise when he is silent. It pays him to keep his mouth shut.---The Bible

Your living is determined not so much by what life brings you as much by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.-Unknown

Life does not consist mainly, of even largely, of facts and happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that are forever blowing through ones mind.---Mark Twain

Dont throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water. It is a good thing to learn caution by the misfortunes of others.---Publilius Syrus

I have often thought it would be a blessing if each human being were stricken blind and deaf for a few days during his early adult life. Darkness would make him appreciative of sight; silence would teach him the joys of sound.---Helen Keller

A woman can make a man feel older or younger than his years if she so chooses. Being a woman is a terribly difficult task since it consists principally in dealing with men. Women were made with a sense of humor so they could love men instead of laughing at them.---Will Rogers

The bread earned by the sweat of the brow is thrice blessed bread, and it is far sweeter than the tasteless loaf of idleness. Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might.---The Bible

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.---Frank Outlaw

After wisdom comes wit.---Evan Esar

Wit has a deadly aim, and it is possible to prick a large pretense with a small pin.---Mary A. Mannes

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.---William James

The bravest sight in all this world is a man fighting against odds.---Franklin K. Lane

Adversity makes men think of God.---Livy

Kites rise against the wind- not with it.---Winston Churchill

A hypocrite is like the man who murdered both his parents then pleaded for mercy on the grounds that he was an orphan.---Abraham Lincoln

A pastor visited a family whose son had been killed in an automobile accident. He heard the mother rail out at him: Where was your God when my boy was killed? He quietly said, The same place he was when his son was killed.---Roger Lovette

Up to a certain point anxiety is good, for it promotes action. Beyond that point we freeze any fixed attitudes or rush about without thinking deeply from one decision to another.---Jules Henry

Ambition and death are alike in this: neither is ever satisfied.---The Bible

Some persons, by hating vice too much, come to love men too little. Hatred is self-punishment. Hatred is the cowards revenge for being intimidated.---George Bernard Shaw

"I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself." ---Marlene Dietrich