Quotes Quips & Jokes

Jul. 1, 2020

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.- Aristotle

Imagination is more important than knowledge. - Albert Einstein

Happy Independence Day 2020! 

You never fail until you stop trying. - Albert Einstein

Animals teach us many things. Roosters taught me that I'm not as tough and fearless as I thought. - Brian Rathbone (Fantasy Author)

Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? - Psalms 118: 5-6

Jun. 1, 2020

Let my soul smile through my heart And my heart smile through my eyes That I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts. - Yogananda

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. - Gandhi

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. - Abraham Lincoln

Don’t be satisfied with stories How things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth. - Rumi

It's what I wish for you...a life with no regrets. - Katharine Hepburn

If you change the way you look at things The things you look at change. - Dr Wayne Dyer

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. - Arthur Rubinstein

The seven wonders of the world: To see, to hear, to touch, to taste, to feel, to laugh, to love. - The Cottages Ireland

Happy Father's Day to my husband. I love you! - Your Wife

I can normally tell how intelligent a man is by how stupid he thinks I am. - Cormac McCarthy

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. - Winston Churchill

It is easy to sit up & take notice. What is difficult is getting up & taking action ~ Al Batt

Someone asked me, if I were stranded on a desert island what book would I bring: ‘How to Build a Boat.’
— Steven Wright

To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. - Henry David Thoreau

A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions - Confucius

Don't let today's opportunities become tomorrow's what ifs. - Pat Flynn

We'd achieve more if we chased our dreams instead of our competition. - Simon Sinek

Dwell on the beauty of life. Keep life simple. Smile. Watch the stars and see yourself self running with them. ~ Marcus Aurelius

Life is like a mirror. Smile at it and it smiles back at you. - Peace Pilgrim

The spirit, the will to win & the will to excel are the things that endure… ~ Vince Lombardi

You are the one who teaches other people how to treat you. What do you teach? - Chalene Johnson

When you do things from your soul You feel a river moving in you, a joy. - Rumi

The one thing everybody’s looking for is unconditional love. We all need somebody to love us just the way we are. - Joyce Meyer

I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. - Maya Angelou

Don’t waste your time chasing butterflies. Mend your garden And the butterflies will come. - Mario Quintana

Happy birthday to my husband; he turns 65 today.

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. - Mathew 24:7

May. 1, 2020

Never make permanent decisions on temperary feelings. - Unknown

Nodding the head does not row the boat. - Irish Proverb

No matter how hard the past, You can always begin again. - Buddha

Live simply. Dream big. Be grateful. Give love. Laugh lots. - Unknown

Happy Memorial Day - Please remember those who gave their all so we could have it all. 

I'd rather live with a good question than a bad answer.- Aryeh Frimer

There's no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one. - Jill Churchill 

Confidence isn’t thinking you’re better than everyone else It’s realizing you have no reason to compare yourself to anyone else. - Maryam Hasnaa.

Laugh your heart out, dance in the rain, cherish the moment, live, laugh, love, forgive and forget, life's too short to be living with regrets. - Steven Webb

Go with the flow. Force nothing. Let it happen… Trusting that whichever way it goes It’s for the best. - Mandy Hale

It is better to walk alone Than with a crowd going in the wrong direction. -Unknown

Intelligence is knowing the right answer. Wisdom is knowing when to say it. - Tim Fargo

Live more, complain less. More smiles, less stress. Less hate, more blessed. - David Roads

Do not wish to be anything but what you are And try to be that perfectly. - Francis de Sales

When you are determined to make your dreams come true, you will attract the right people who will help you in big ways - Duane Morse

There is no such thing as a minor lapse of integrity. - Tom Peters

When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind. - Dr Wayne W. Dyer

Nodding the head does not row the boat. - Irish Proverb

Today I choose: Calm over chaos Serenity over stress Peace over perfection Grace over grit Faith over fear. - Mary Davis

The duty of a true patriot is to protect his country from its government. - Thomas Paine

Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing. - Napoleon Hill

Happy Birthday to my son. - Mom

Psalms 55:22 

Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you: He shall never permit the righteous to be moved. 

Mar. 31, 2020

Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching? - Bruce Van Horn

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm - Winston Churchill

Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment And to look at all beings with eyes of compassion. - Thich Nhat Hanh

Ah, kindness. What a simple way to tell another struggling soul That there is love to be found in the world. - Alison Malee

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. - Marcel Proust

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. - Charles Dickens

Remember one thing. That you should not leave the Earth until you have made it a little more beautiful. A little lovelier. A little more loving. -Osho

Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms without the aid of the seasons. -Khalil Gibran

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.- Mark Twain

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medication to the dead. - Thomas Paine

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. - Thomas Edison

Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.- Mark Twain

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place But far more difficult still To leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. - Benjamin Franklin

Do anything, but let it produce joy. - Walt Whitman

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. - Oscar Wilde

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens. - Jimi Hendrix

Although the world is full of suffering It is full also of the overcoming of it. - Helen Keller

He is not here, for he has risen just as he said. Come, see the place where he was lying. - Matthew 28:6

The really happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery when he has to take a detour. - Sharon Insul

Live your life, take chances, be crazy. Don’t wait ‘cause right now is the oldest you’ve ever been And the youngest you’ll be ever again. - Suzanne Collins

Have a heart that never hardens A temper that never tires And a touch that never hurts. - Charles Dickens

Flowers grow back even after the harshest winters, you will too. - Jennae Cecelia

Bring the best of your authentic self to every opportunity. - John Jantsch

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.- Aristotle

If you want to fly You have to give up everything that weighs you down. - Toni Morrison

The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world. - Marc Benioff

Decision is the ultimate power. - Steven Keating

Romans 6:8-11

Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him.

Mar. 1, 2020

Job 22:21 

Submit to God, and you will have peace; then things will go well for you.

Unknown Author

Freedom of speech gives us the right to offend others, whereas freedom of thought gives them the choice as to whether or not to be offended.
People get addicted to feeling offended all the time because it gives them a high; being self-righteous and morally superior feels good.

Buddha 

Give, even if you only have a little.

Tim Fargo

You can't make time; so those who waste the least, achieve the most. 

If we could plant a seed of kindness into every person’s heart. Just imagine what a beautiful place the world would be. --Unknown

Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change. - Jim Rohn

How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it!. -- George Elliston

You are never too small to make a difference. Gandhi

A person’s most beautiful asset Is not a head full of knowledge But a heart full of love An ear ready to listen And a hand willing to help others.-Syuker Alfajar

Never get tired of doing the little things for others. For those little things often occupy the biggest part of their hearts. -Ranesh Karmaker

“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” ― C.S. Lewis

"As dyed-in-the-wool caretakers of humanity, it often feels as though we are in charge of the health and well-being of not only ourselves and our families, but of the entire world and its inhabitants. No wonder we feel bogged down at times!" - Janet Izzo 

When you hire a person to plan your wedding, this does not include securing the groom. Plan to get married on Friday the 13th. In years to come this will make it much easier to explain why things turned out badly. To look beautiful at your wedding, take time to plan it. It took me a long time to find two ugly bridesmaids and a frumpy little flower girl. - Phyllis Diller

 Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul. -Senna Relax

It is a huge danger to pretend that awful things do not happen. But you need enough hope to keep going. I am trying to make hope. Flowers grow out of darkness. -Corita Kent

The overly optimistic support group has been cancelled because things are gonna be just fine. -Brian Rathbone

When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.' Stephen King

 “I write for the same reason I breathe-because if I didn’t, I would die.” -Isaac Asimov

 In a society that has you counting money, pounds, calories and steps Be a rebel and count your blessings instead. -Lisa Heckman

Calm your spirit, clear your mind, and then determine how to best move forward. -Stephan Labossiere

Love is the language all animals understand. -A D Williams

Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. -Albert Einstein

Nothing can stop the person with the right mental attitude from achieving their goal. -Thomas Jefferson

Being happy doesn’t mean you have it all. It means being thankful for all you do have. Dr. Nalan Avchi

Open your eyes to the beauty around you. Open your mind to the wonders of life. Open your heart to those who love you and always be true to yourself. -Maya Angelou

I've only been to these three countries: Canada, LA and Miami. -Larry the Cable Guy

Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something. - Plato

Someday we will look back on this moment And it will forever remind us To never take the little things for granted. It will remind us to hug with all our hearts To pause to appreciate holding someone’s hand And to live in the moments that we are surrounded by others. -Laura Jones

They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything. -Bil Keane

Life is a journey, not a destination. Happiness is not “there” but here Not “tomorrow” but today. -Sidney Greenberg

Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day. -Dalai Lama