Saturday, August 05, 2006

Quotes

Confucius: Silence is the true friend that never betrays.

Dwight D. Eisenhower: You do not lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.

Albert Einstein: Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.

Anonymous: Don't people know that when they mess with your head, you don't want to be in their presence.

Abigail Van Buren: People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.

Anais Nin: Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.

Ramona L. Anderson: People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within.

Anonymous: Airing dirty laundry in public will make people afraid of you.

Mark Twain: What work I have done I have done because it has been play. If it had been work I shouldn't have done it. Who was it who said, "Blessed is the man who has found his work"? Whoever it was he had the right idea in his mind. Mark you, he says his work--not somebody else's work. The work that is really a man's own work is play and not work at all. Cursed is the man who has found some other man's work and cannot lose it. When we talk about the great workers of the world we really mean the great players of the world. The fellows who groan and sweat under the weary load of toil that they bear never can hope to do anything great. How can they when their souls are in a ferment of revolt against the employment of their hands and brains? The product of slavery, intellectual or physical, can never be great.

Eleanor Roosevelt: I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.

Robert Greeleaf: Many attempts to communicate are nullified by saying too much.

Andy Warhol: They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.

Anonymous: If others constantly try to draw you down a path of jr. high confusion, don't scratch your head wondering why, back up and continue down your own path, your true companions will be there waiting for you.

Heraclitus: You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing in. ca. 500 BCE

Anonymous: People of common goals who come together are twice as strong.

Helen Keller: No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit.

B.F. Teel: Compromising people might be angry at you for making decisions that are wise for your own life, but you must always preserve your own sobriety, safety and sanity - first and foremost.

Pablo Picasso: I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it.

Anonymous: Chaos should never be the basis of a relationship.

Sophocles: Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.

Thomas Alva Edison: If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.

Theodor Fontane: Happiness, it seems to me, consists of two things: first, in being where you belong, and second -- and best -- in comfortably going through everyday life, that is, having had a good night's sleep and not being hurt by new shoes.

10 Comments:

Blogger nico said...

thanks for the quote compilation g! so inspiring and true.

10:51 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

And thank you my dear nico.

1:01 AM  
Blogger Kali said...

Thanks Gina...some of these are brilliant!

1:01 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Thank you for reading kali!

1:28 PM  
Blogger tlc illustration said...

Wow! What a lot of terrific quotes! (and yes! Comfortable shoes are very important!)

11:45 PM  
Blogger ladylinoleum said...

Anais Nin: Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.

She's brilliant. I live by this "code".

1:00 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Thanks for the giggle tlc!

2:28 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

ladylinoleum - absolutely! Good for you!

2:30 PM  
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Blogger jungle dream pagoda said...

I totally heart quotes! these are wonderful. Here is my relevant quote that leads my life:" You must do the thing you cannot do." Eleanor Roosevelt , 1st it was pay rent, and now it is learn the computer!

3:52 PM  

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