Yapping Away

Words of Wisdom

Just some quotes that continue to encourage and inspire me.

* “To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough.  But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.” – Anna Louise Strong –

* “Our thoughts, our words, and deeds are the threads of the net which we throw around ourselves.” – Swami Vivekananda –

* “Try to want what you have, instead of spending your strength trying to get what you want.” – Abraham L. Feinberg –

* “I often regret that I have spoken; never tha I am silent.” – Punlilius Syrus –

* “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi –

* “To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.” – Confucius –

* “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha –

* “When nobody around you seems to measure up, it’s  time to check your yardstick.” – Bill Lemley –

* “There is no security in this life.  There is only opportunity.” – Douglas MacArthur –

* “When I find myself fasing, I close my eyes and realize my friends are my energy.” – Anonymous

* “You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.” – Henry Drummond –

* “Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.” – Goethe –

* “Become a possibilitarian.  No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights, and see possibilities – always see them, for they’re always there.” – Norman Vincent Peale –

* “When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.” – Louis Nizer –

* “I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.” – G.C. Lichtenberg –

* “Do you want me to tell you something really subversive?  Love is everything it’s cracked up to be.  That’s why people are so cynical about it.  It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for.  And the trouble is, if you don’t risk everything, you risk even more.” – Erica Jong –

* “The married are those who have taken the terrible risk of intimacy and, having taken it, know life without intimacy to be impossible.” – Carolyn Heilbrun –

* “If your mind isn’t open, keep your mouth shut too.” – Sue Grafton –

* “People need loving the most when they deserve it the least.” – John Harrigan –

* “If we don’t change, we don’t grow.  If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” – Gail Sheehy –

* “If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” – Chinese Proverb –

* ” Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of others without his thumb on the scale.” – Byron Langfield –

* “We need to find God, and He cannot be found in noise and restlessness.  God is the friend of silence.  See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence…  We need silence to be able to touch souls.” – Mother Theresa –

* “Success in life consists of going from one mistake to the next without losingg enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill –

* “You are always on your way to a miracle.” – Sark

* “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face…  You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt –

* “To love someone deeply gives you strength.  Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao-Tzu –


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