Quotes to live by etc...

  1. #1 Jul 11, 2008
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2008
    Hi, I love reading great quotes, whether inspirational-or just flat out witty catch phrases. So if you know of any catch phrases, or great quotes or words to live by please share. They always make me feel better when I read one, so maybe it'll help others as well. these are some that I've seen on the forum

    Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass....
    It is about learning to dance in the rain.

    My husband said that if I buy one more purse he'll leave me....Damn I miss that man..lol

    BTW short poems that you like are welcomed too...
  2. Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. ~Oscar Wilde
  3. If you don't stand for something, you fall for everything.
    It went something along those lines
  4. I love quotes! Some of my faves off the top of my head are..

    "Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you'll land amongst stars."

    "Dumb is not knowing, ditzy is having the courage to ask."

    "Live the life that you love, love the life that you live."

    "To understand the heart & mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do."

    & one that makes me giggle..

    "Everybody loves me. Well.. the odd bastard hates me, but they're just WRONG!"
  5. I like this one by Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Life is short, but there is always time for courtesy."

    And even though Voltaire died over 200 years ago, many of his quotes are gems, such as: "Judge a person by their questions, rather than their answers." or "Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination."
  6. I love the one in my signature.
  7. My Valedictory address in high school was based in John Wooden's pyramid of success. That man...I admire so much...as a coach, and human being. I had laminated copies of his pyramid put in everyone's diploma and ended my speech with this, which I find to be so interesting and applicable:

    "Be quick, but do not hurry."

    And this I live by in my job, it is my guidepost just as much as the NCO Creed:

    "If you're taking care of Joe, you're doing the right thing."

    Joe being the name for soldiers...
  8. I adore Voltaire!!! Candide is one of my favorites.
  9. Thanks ladies...Lets keep them coming:tup:
    These are some more that I have seen on this forum

    "If you travel far enough away, you may find something of great beauty: yourself." -O

    Yes It's true-The best things in life are free- But the second best- are expensive

    Anyone who says money cant buy happiness- Doesnt know how to shop
  10. #10 Jul 12, 2008
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2008
    The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups Of Coffee
    When things in your life seem
    almost too much to handle,
    when 24 Hours in a day is not enough,
    remember the mayonnaise jar
    and 2 cups
    of coffee.

    A professor stood before his philosophy class
    and had some items in front of him.
    When the class began, wordlessly,
    he picked up a very large
    and empty mayonnaise jar
    and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
    He then asked the students
    if the jar was full.
    They agreed that it was.
    The professor then picked up a box of pebbles
    and poured them into the jar.
    He shook the
    jar lightly.
    The pebbles rolled into the open
    areas between the golf balls.
    He then asked
    the students again
    if the jar was full..
    They agreed it was.
    The professor next picked up a box of sand
    and poured it into the jar.
    Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
    He asked once more if the jar was full.
    The students responded
    with an unanimous
    The professor then produced
    two cups of coffee from under the table
    And poured the entire contents
    into the jar, effectively
    filling the empty space between the sand.
    The students laughed.

    "Now," said the professor,
    as the laughter subsided,
    "I want you to recognize that
    this jar represents your life.
    The golf balls are the important things -
    God, family, children, health,
    friends, and Favorite passions --
    things that if everything else was lost
    and only they remained,
    your life would still be full.
    The pebbles are the other things that matter
    like your job, house, and car.
    The sand is everything else --
    the small stuff.

    "If you put the sand into the jar first,"
    he continued,
    "there is no room for
    the pebbles or the golf balls.
    The same goes for life.

    If you spend all your time
    and energy on the
    small stuff,
    you will never have room for
    the things that are
    important to you.
    Pay attention to the things
    that are critical to your happiness.
    Play With your children.
    Take time to get medical checkups.
    Take your partner out to dinner.
    Play another 18.
    Ther e will always be time
    to clean the house
    and fix the disposal.
    "Take care of the golf balls first --
    the things that really matter.
    Set your priorities.
    The rest is just sand."
    One of the students raised her hand
    and inquired what the coffee represented.
    The professor smiled.
    "I'm glad you asked".
    It just goes to show you that no matter how full
    your life may seem, there's always room for
    a couple of cups of coffee with a friend."
  11. "The Greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated." ~ Ghandi

    "We never stop silently loving those we once loved out loud." ~Oriah Mountain Dreamer

    "If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving one be me." ~W.H. Auden
  12. "The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another." — William James

    "Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world." - Eleanor Roosevelt

    "I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again." - Etienne de Grellet
  13. "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

    "When someone shows you who they are, believe them."
  14. I always liked this one for some reason: "Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin."
  15. This is the quote I use when I sign my students year books. I love it.