Quotes Quips & Jokes

Sep. 1, 2020

If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write. - Martin Luther

You have within you more love than you could ever understand. There is a place within your heart which is brimming over with love. Sow the seed of love and you will be rewarded With the most incredible feeling of love dancing in your heart. - Rumi

Practice the pause Pause before judging Pause before assuming Pause before accusing Pause whenever you’re about to react harshly And you’ll avoid doing and saying things you’ll later regret. - Lori Deschene

They're not protesting. They're not making a statement. They are stealing and when they burn down a building, they are committing arson... a handful of criminals and thugs tore up the place! - President Barack Obama on April 28, 2015

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

Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside. - Ramana Maharshi

The bad news: nothing is permanent. The good news: nothing is permanent. - Lolly Daskal

The heart has its own language. The heart knows a hundred thousand ways to speak. Rumi

Age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying you. - Mary Baker

You only have what you give. It’s by spending yourself that you become rich. - Isabel Allende

Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts. – Buddha

The key to dealing with negative thinking is to realize you control whether you listen or agree with any thought. - Bruce Van Horn

The purpose of fear is to raise your awareness, not to stop your progress. - Steve Maraboli

The ultimate truth is wordless. The silence within the silence. - Pirke Avot

Being fearless precisely when you are most scared is the best hack. - James Altucher

The author must keep his mouth shut when his work starts to speak ~ Nietzsche

You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from. - Cormac McCarthy

Faith can move mountains - Matthew 17:20

Aug. 1, 2020

When you talk, you repeat what you already know; when you listen, you often learn something. - Jared Sparks

Beauty starts in your head, not in your mirror. - Joubert Botha

Greet the world with love in your heart, and the world will welcome you with open arms. - Ranal Currie

In the midst of change we often discover wings we never knew we had. -Ekaterina Walter

Love doesn't make the world go round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Achieve success in any area of life by identifying the optimum strategies and repeating them until they become habits - Charles j. Givens

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.” -Ray Bradbury 

People say nothing is impossible but I do nothing all day. - A.A. Milne

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

Mayyour faith be unshakeable and your will, unbreakable. - Tristan Bishop

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. - Dr. Seuss

With every rising of the sun, think of your life as if it just begun. -Unknown

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking ~ H Jackson Brown, Jr

To become successful is to recognize every tiny step towards success & then take more of them ~ Larina Kase

What is the meaning of life? The great revelation . . . never did come. Instead there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark. - Virginia Wolf

Faith is taking the first step Even when you can’t see the whole staircase. - Martin Luther King Jr.

Your mind is a powerful thing. When you filter it with positive thoughts, Your life will start to change. - The Buddha

To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions ~ Benjamin Franklin

Look up to the sky You'll never find rainbows If you're looking down. - Charlie Chaplin

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. - 2 Corinthians 5:17 

Jul. 1, 2020

Don't count the day; make the day count. - Muhammad Ali

All of life is a constant education. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Your value doesn't decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth. - Ted Rubin

A rose can never be a sunflower And a sunflower can never be a rose. All flowers are beautiful in their own way And that’s like people too. - Miranda Kerr

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop. - Rumi

It’s not the falling down that counts. It’s the getting up. - Mary Pickford

Spirit is an invisible force made visible in all life. - Maya Angelou

In books I have traveled, not only to other worlds, but into my own. - Anna Quindlen

If you're depending on luck to change your future, don't be surprised when not much changes! - Bruce Van Horn

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. - Henry Ford

Just because everyday doesn't go according to plan doesn't mean you shouldn't still have a plan. - Steve Keating 

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Embarrassment lasts a moment, regrets last a lifetime. - Petteri Tarkkonen

A couple had been married for 45 years and had raised a brood of 11 children and were blessed with 22 grandchildren.
When asked the secret for staying together all that time, the wife replies, "Many years ago we made a promise to each other: the first one to pack up and leave has to take all the kids...." - Marriage Promise

If you don't start somewhere, you're gonna go nowhere. - Bob Marley

Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule. - Buddha

What try to achieve is a voice sitting by a fireplace telling u a #story on a winter’s evening. - CAPOTE

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

Practice doesn't make perfect if you're doing it wrong. - Frank Sonnenberg

You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from. - Cormac McCarthy

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.