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What are your thoughts about quotes?

Personally, I LOVE them! :-) Below are some of my favourites (and yeah, I know there's a lot!) ...


Quotes tend to make one think a little!
To laugh, to dream,
and every now and then, to cry ...
and also put that sparkle back in your eye :-)


If you have a favourite quote please share it with me (when you click on the email link, remove the .spam from the address). I always love reading new and different quotes! :-) Thanks!



One day, two frogs were enjoying the day in the barn when they accidentally fell into the farmer's bucket of cream, and they couldn't get out. The two frogs kept swimming around to keep from drowning, and every once in a while they would try to climb out,
but this was becoming very tiring.

One frog kept saying, "This is useless, we should just give up." But the other frog just ignored the comment and kept swimming. Finally, the pessimistic frog
gave up and drowned. The other frog was sad
at the loss of his friend, but he wasn't going
to give up. He kept swimming and swimming,
and, finally, the cream turned into butter
and the frog simply climbed out.

This story shows that even if we stumble
and others try to pull us down, we got to keep on swimming because, eventually, the cream will turn into butter and we'll make it out of the pail.



And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
-- Abraham Lincoln



Like a tree in the Autumn wind,
it is better to bend than break.



The best and most beautiful things
in the world cannot be seen or even touched
- they must be felt with the heart.
-- Helen Keller



If you're not living on the edge,
you're taking up too much space.



You have achieved success if you have lived well, laughed often, and loved much.
-- Mrs A J Stanley



Imagination is the eye of the soul.
-- John Keats



They that know others are wise; they that know themselves are enlightened. -- Lao Tzu



Yesterday I met a stranger
Today this stranger is my friend.
Had I not taken the time to
say hello, or return
a smile, or shake a
hand, or listen,
I would not have known this person.
Yesterday would have turned
into today and our chance
meeting would be gone.
Yesterday I hugged someone very
dear to me. Today
they are gone and tomorrow
will not bring them back.
Wouldn't it be nice if we all knew
tomorrow would be here?
But this is not to be, so take
the time TODAY to give
a hug, a smile,
an "I love you."
-- Unknown



I've never been afraid to fail. -- Michael Jordon



To the world you might be one person;
but to one person you are the world.



Never settle for less than your dreams.
Somewhere, sometime, someday,
somehow you'll find them.
-- Danielle Steel



Enter to grow in wisdom.
Depart better to serve
thy country and mankind.
-- Charles William Eliot
(inscription on the 1890 Gate to Harvard Yard)



"It does not matter if you have been born in a duckyard, if only you come out of a swan's egg!"

The Ugly Duckling was so happy and in some way he was glad that he had experienced so much hardship and misery; for now he could fully appreciate his tremendous look and the great beauty that greeted him.

... And he rustled his feathers, held his long neck high, and with deep emotion he said: "I never dreamt of so much happiness, when I was The Ugly Duckling!"

-- H.C. Anderson "The Ugly Duckling"



This is the true joy in life,
The being used for a purpose
recognised by yourself
as a mighty one;
the being thoroughly worn out
before you are thrown
on the scrap heap; The being
a force of nature instead
of a feverish little clod
of ailments and grievances
complaining that the world
will not devote itself
to making you happy.
-- George Bernard Shaw "Man and Superman"



 He has half the deed done
who has made a beginning.
-- Horace



Borrowed garments never fit well
-- Proverb



 Those whom we cannot stand are usually
Those whom we cannot understand.
-- PK Shaw



 Bachelors know more about women
than married men; if they didn't,
they'd be married too.
-- H L Mencken



 Take your hat off to the past,
but your coat off for the future.
-- W.G.P.



Those who deny freedom to others,
deserve it not for themselves.
-- Abraham Lincoln



Never throw away todays "Dreams"
for someday they will be
tomorrows "Could have beens"



A great man is always willing to be little.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson



All glory comes from daring to begin.
-- Eugene F. Ware



I live not only to be loved but also
to be told that I am loved.
The realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave. This is the world of light and speech.
And I shall take leave to tell you that you are very dear

-- George Eliot (1819 - 1880)


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