Saturday, April 28, 2012

Quotation Saturday


“The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand."
~Frank Herbert

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."
~Henry Ford

"We owe almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed, but to those who have differed."
~Charles Caleb Colton


I have learned that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
~Henry David Thoreau

Believe, when you are most unhappy, that there is something for you to do in the world. So long as you can sweeten another's pain, life is not in vain.
~Helen Keller

In art the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

When you become detached mentally from yourself and concentrate on helping other people with their difficulties, you will be able to cope with your own more effectively. Somehow, the act of self-giving is a personal power-releasing factor.
~Norman Vincent Peale

Basically we are all the same human beings with the same potential to be a good human being or a bad human being ... The important thing is to realize the positive side and try to increase that; realize the negative side and try to reduce. That's the way.
~Dalai Lama


"Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force."
~Tom Blandi

"When you consistently maintain a positive frame of mind, you'll become known as a problem-solver rather than a complainer. People avoid complainers. They seek out problem-solvers."
~Joseph Sommerville, PhD

When you think you cannot succeed then this is what the mind will believe. So, invest in your own confidence and change your mind into a positive resource. "Believe that you will succeed, and you will."
~Dale Carnegie

"In helping others, we shall help ourselves,
for whatever good we give out completes the circle
and comes back to us."
~Flora Edwards


"We all find ourselves in situations that at times seem hopeless.
And, we all have the choice to do nothing or take action."
~Catherine Pulsifer

"Failures are made only by those who fail to dare,
not by those who dare to fail."
~Lester B. Pearson

"For every failure, there's an alternative course of action.
You just have to find it.
When you come to a roadblock, take a detour."
~Mary Kay Ash


"Laugh and the world laughs with you,
weep and you weep alone."
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"At the height of laughter,
the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities."
~Jean Houston

"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."
e..e. cummings

So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter.
~Gordon W. Allport

“If what motivates you into laughter is a positive attitude, then you are on the right path to gaining knowledge!”
~Joni Zipp


Beth Zimmerman said...

What a lovely collection of inspiring words! I had heard many of them but nowhere near all!

joni said...

Thanks Beth. I try to connect a theme, so you get the fullness of the quotes we've all come to know and love. :)

Have a blessed day!