Saturday, July 23, 2011

Quotation Saturday


The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves. 
~William Penn
Jealousy is simply and clearly the fear that you do not have value. Jealousy scans for evidence to prove the point - that others will be preferred and rewarded more than you. There is only one alternative - self-value. If you cannot love yourself, you will not believe that you are loved. You will always think it's a mistake or luck. Take your eyes off others and turn the scanner within. Find the seeds of your jealousy, clear the old voices and experiences. Put all the energy into building your personal and emotional security. Then you will be the one others envy, and you can remember the pain and reach out to them. ~Jennifer James

As iron is eaten by rust, so are the envious consumed by envy. 

Envy is the most stupid of vices, for there is no single advantage to be gained from it. ~Honore de Balzac

I am chained to the earth to pay for the freedom of my eyes. ~Antonio Porchia
I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the years'. 
~Henry Moore

Someone said, "The dead writers are remote from us because we know so much more than they did." Precisely, and they are that which we know. 
~T.S. Eliot

If you're being run out of town, get in front of the crowd and make it look like a parade. 
~Author Unknown

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. 
~Harold Wilson

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. 
~Anatole France

When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. 
~Victor Frankl

Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer. 
~Shunryu Suzuki

Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs. 
~Christopher Morley

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humor to console him for what he is. 
~Francis Bacon

Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place. 
~Mark Twain
I pity the person who lacks a sense of humor. Their life is boring, misguided and they sit on a judgment seat where they have no right sitting, atop a whoopie cushion. 
~Joni Zipp
Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing. 
~William James

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