RSS Feed

Tag Archives: Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

“A man can spend his whole existence never learning the simple lesson that he has only one life and that if he fails to do what he wants with it, nobody else really cares.” – Louis Auchincloss

Quote of the Day

 

“Fall on your knees.
Oh hear the angel voices.
Oh night divine, oh night,
when Christ was born.”
O Holy Night

Quote of the Day

Nothing in all creation is so like God as silence. – Meister Eckhart

quote of the day

Books are humanity in print.

– Barbara Tuchman

quote of the day

Love is its own rescue;
for we,
at our supremest,
are but its trembling emblems.
– Emily Dickinson


Quote of the Day

Each of us brings something alive in the world that no one else can.  There is a profound necessity at the heart of individuality.  When your life awakens and you begin to sense the destiny that brought you here, you endeavor to live a life that is generous and worthy of the blessing and invitation that is always calling you.

– John O’Donohue

Quote of the day

Writing would be merely an act of crazy hubris were it not a means of discovery, cunning and patience.

Mary Rose O’Reilly

Quote of the Day

There is no neutral ground in the universe: every square inch, every split second is claimed by God and counterclaimed by Satan.

C. S. Lewis

quote of the day

Lord, I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing!
– Jonathan Swift, 1667 – 1745

 

quote of the day

You may choose your word like a connoisseur,
And polish it up with art,
But the word that sways, and stirs, and stays,
Is the word that comes from the heart.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox, 1850 – 1919

Ella Wheeler Wilcox was born in Johnstown, Wisconsin and her poetry was being published by the time she graduated from high school. Her poetry was very popular, generally written in plain, rhyming verse. Her works include Poems of Passion (1883), A Woman of the World (1904), Poems of Peace (1906), Poems of Experience (1910), and Poems (1919).

 

quote of the day

You never know what a fool you can be till life gives you the chance.
Eden Phillpotts, 1862 – 1960

 

quote of the day

Remember that as a teenager you are in the last stage of your life when you will be happy to hear the phone is for you.

– Fran Libowitz

rotary phones . . . and always: books

teenagers - in the 1950s

quote of the day

Most of us develop our Christianity along the line of
our temperament, not along the line of God. – Oswald Chambers

quote of the day

I look only to the good qualities of men.  Not being faultless myself, I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others. – Mahatma Gandhi

Quote of the Day

Grief is a hole you walk around in the daytime and at night you fall into it.

Denise Levertov

Quote of the day

 

Between grief and nothing, I will take grief. – William Faulkner

Quote of the Day

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do. – Eleanor Roosevelt

quote of the day

 

a prayer - may I be wise about what I do and what I leave undone

 

 

 

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.

Lin Yutang, 1895 – 1976

Quote of the Day

When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself.
– Isaac Asimov, 1920 – 1992

Mother Teresa’s wisdom

If you judge people, you have no time to love them. ~Mother Teresa

Instead of unconditionally accepting people for who they are, why do we judge them?

There are many reasons we all fall into this trap. Let us look at just a few. We might judge others because:

-We want to hurt them or get them back.

-They are different from us.
-They do not agree with us.
-We do not like them.
-They hurt us or offended us.
-We feel rejected, accused, or insulted.
-We expect or look for the worst in them.
-We are angry at them.

– Krystal Kuehn