Quotes, Part 2

“There are four questions of value in life: What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.” —Don Juan de Marco

“It is not fair to ask of others what you are not wiling to do yourself.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” –JK Rowling

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” –Harriet Tubman

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” –Marilyn Monroe

“Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.” –Jonathan Swift

“One man’s ways may be as good as another’s, but we all like our own best.”
–Jane Austen

“People who concentrate on giving good service always get more personal satisfaction as well as better business. How can we get better service? One way is by trying to see ourselves as others do.” –Patricia Fripp

“A name pronounced is the recognition of the individual to whom it belongs. He who can pronounce my name aright, he can call me, and is entitled to my love and service.” –Henry David Thoreau

“If you cannot find peace within yourselft, you will never find it in anyone else.” –Marvin Gaye

“We are all of us failures–at least, the best of us are.” –J.M. Barrie

“I am a princess. All girls are. Even if they live in tiny old attics, even if they dress in rags, even if they aren’t pretty, or smart, or young. They’re still princesses. All of us.” —A Little Princess

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What? You too? I thought I was the only one!'” –C.S. Lewis

“Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations.” –Henry David Thoreau

“Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.” –Aesop

“I think people who truly can live a life in music are telling the world, ‘You can have my love, you can have my smiles. Forget the bad parts–you don’t need them. Just take the music, the goodness, because it’s the very best, and it’s the part I give most willingly.'” –George Harrison

“The greatest of faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.” –Thomas Carlyle

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” –Oscar Wilde

“All the joy the world contains
Has come through wishing happiness for others.
All the misery the world contains
Has cone through wanting pleasure for oneself.”

“One kernel is felt in a hoghead; one drop of water helps to swell the ocean; a spark of fire helps to give light to the world. None are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act.” –Hannah More

“Listen to the story told by the reed, of being separated. ‘Since I was cut from the reedbed, I have made this crying sound. Anyone separated from someone he loves understands what I say; anyone pulled form a source longs to go back.'” –Rumi

“Better starve free than be a fat slave.” –Aesop

“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

“…to make the best of what is in our power, and take the rest as it naturally happens.” –Epictetus

“Let us cultivate our gardens.” –Voltaire

“The most useless are those who never change through the years.” –J.M. Barrie

“It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.” –P.G. Wodehouse

“Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.” –Joseph Conrad

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
–Mahatma Gandhi

“The successful man doesn’t use others, other people use the successful man, for above all the success is of service.” –Mark Caine

“The liveliness of literature lies in its exceptionality, in being the individual, idiosyncratic version of one human being, in which, to our delight and great surprise, we may find our own vision reflected.” –Salman Rushdie 

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” –Maryanne Williamson

“Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be.” –William Hazlitt

“Things base and vile, holding no quantity, we can transpose to form and dignity. Love looks not with the eye, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” –William Shakespeare

“In the game of life there are no winners or losers. It does not matter if you get to the end before someone else does. All that matters is that you had a hell of a fun time getting to the end and you took a couple of good friends along for the ride.” –Anonymous

“Amateurs practice until they get it right. Professionals practice until they can’t get it wrong.” –Anonymous

“Only a life lived in the service to others is worth living.” –Albert Einstein

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”
–Muhammad Ali

“Some people give time, some money, some their skills and connections, some literally give their life’s blood. But everyone has something to give.” –Barbara Bush

“It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” –Herman Melville

“I like flaws and feel more comfortable around people who have them. I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.” –Augusten Burroughs

“All the world’s a stage. And all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and their entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts.”
–William Shakespeare

“Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.” –James Dean

“If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.” –J.M. Barrie

“Keep doing good deeds long enough, and you’ll probably turn out a good man in spite of yourself.” –Louis Auchincloss

“If there is light in the soul,
There will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person,
There will be harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the house,
There will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
There will be peace in the world.”
–Chinese Proverb

 “The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.” –Alberto Giacometti

“Love is not blind; it is an extra eye, which shows what is most worthy of regard.” –J.M. Barrie

“I have the simplest of tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.” –Oscar Wilde

“The guy who invented the wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three–he was a genius.” –Sid Caesar

“Do not be too normal. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.” –Henry David Thoreau

“No human, nor any living thing, survives long  under the eternal sky. The most beautiful women, the most learned men, even Mohammed, who heard Allah’s own voice, all did wither and die. All is temporary. The sky outlives everything. Even suffering.” –Bowa Johar

“The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a long poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.” –Kurt Vonnegut

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” –J.M. Barrie

“To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.” –Douglas Adams

“Zidele Amathanko.”
“Give yourself up, bones as well.”
–South African Ndebele proverb

“Faith is the first factor in a life devoted to service. Without it, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.” –Mary McLeod Bethune

“If anyone can show me, and prove to me, that I am wrong in thought or deed, I will gladly change. I seek the truth, which never yet hurt anybody. It is only persistence in self-delusion and ignorance which does harm.” –Marcus Aurelius

“The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each all along.” –Rumi

“Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good.” –Minor Myers, Jr.

“Education is experience, and the essence of experience is self-reliance.” –TH White, The Once and Future King

“Not hammer strokes, but dance of the water, sings the pebbles into perfection.” –Rabindranath Tagore

“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” –Miriam Beard

“Art is like medicine – it can heal.” –Damien Hirst


2 Responses to “Quotes, Part 2”

  1. jennexql 19 March, 2009 at 7:11 am #

    Yo everyone! 😀
    I am new to lazyllama27.wordpress.com.
    I hope I can be a regular here!

  2. trish 5 October, 2009 at 8:38 am #

    beautiful inspiring quotes !

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