Quotes Quips & Jokes

Oct. 1, 2021

Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness. - Unknown

The need to write comes from the need to make sense of one's life and discover one's usefulness. -John Cheever

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. - Oscar Wilde

Animals and humans come in many different sizes and colours. But we all have the same loving heart and soul. - Anthony D. Williams

“Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn, and cauldron bubble." – William Shakespeare

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

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ― E.E. Cummings

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. - Helen Keller

"It is only after one is in trouble that one realizes how little sympathy and kindness there are in the world." - Nellie Bly

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. - Winston Churchill

One kind word can warm three winter months. -Japanese Proverb

I have just one day, today, And I’m going to be happy in it. - Groucho Marx

Keep smiling Because life is a beautiful thing And there’s so much to smile about. - Marilyn Monroe

The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said. - Peter Drucker

Success isn't permanent, and failure isn't fatal. - Mike Ditka

There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast. - Charles Dickens

It isn't by size that you win or fail -- be the best of whatever you are ~ Douglas Malloch

Weak people revenge Strong people forgive Intelligent people ignore. - Albert Einstein

Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it. - Vincent Van Gogh

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.-  Henri Matisse

Books are a uniquely portable magic. - Stephen King

It only takes a minute to say “Hello” But it can make a big difference in someones day! - Kate Summers

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8

Sep. 1, 2021

Blessed are they who see beautiful things In humble places Where other people see nothing. - Camille Pissarro

I've never seen a problem that was solved by only complaining about it. - Steve Keating

You cannot always have happiness, but you can always give happiness ~ Unknown

Those who walk with God, always reach their destination ~ Henry Ford

The way of peace is the way of love. Love is the greatest power on earth. It conquers all things. - Peace Pilgrim

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. - Nelson Mandela

The dentist said my teeth were stained and asked if I smoke or drink coffee. I said "I drink it." - Unknown

I can do things you cannot, You can do things I cannot; Together we can do great things. - Mother Teresa

According to this macaroni & cheese dinner I'm a family of four. - Bob Golen

If people don't appreciate what you bring to the table.. then let them eat alone. - Unknown

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

“I think if everyone would write down the funny stories from their own childhoods, the world would be a better place.” ― Jeff Kinney

Love, friendship, laughter Some of the best things in life really are free. Bob Marley

“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”― George R.R. Martin

The windshield is many times larger than the rearview mirror for a reason. -Anonymous

Never assume the obvious is true. - William Safire

“A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word to paper.” ― E.B. White

Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Choose wisely.- Vala Afshar

Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. - George Bernard Shaw

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

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. - Helen Keller

He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

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

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. - Jim Morrison

Being happy doesn’t mean you have it all. It means you’re thankful for all you have. - Unknown

Every exit is an entry somewhere. - Tom Stoppard

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

"Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other. - Romans 15:5

Aug. 1, 2021

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business. - Henry Ford

If you have desire, whatever is in your way... doesn't matter. - Ranal Currie

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

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

Sometimes you have to let go Of the picture of what you thought life would be like And learn to find joy in the story you are actually living. - Rachel Marie Martin

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. - Theodore Roosevelt

Imagination is more important than knowledge. - Albert Einstein

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

All of our dreams could come true if we just had the courage to pursue them. - Walt Disney

If you think you are too small to make a difference, Try sleeping with a mosquito. - Dalai Lama

Always remember to fall asleep with a dream, and wake up with a purpose. - Allison Clarke

“It is difficult to find happiness within oneself, but it is impossible to find it anywhere else.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer

There are times when silence is a poem. - R.C.

“I’m writing a first draft and reminding myself that I’m simply shoveling sand into a box so that later I can build castles." — Shannon Hale

Whatever your condition, you can be happy if you have the right attitude ~ Al Koran

The simple things are also the most extraordinary things And only the wise can see them. - Paulo Coelho

Love is like the wind, You can’t see it but you can feel it. - Nicholas Sparks

You have dug your soul out of the dark You have fought to be here; Do not go back to what buried you. - Bianca Sparacino

Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Acts 2:21

Jul. 1, 2021

Thinking too well of people often allows them to be better than they otherwise would. - Nelson Mandela

High expectations are the key to everything. - Sam Walton

When you think everything is someone else’s fault, you will suffer a lot. When you realize that everything springs only from yourself, You will learn both peace and joy. - Dalai Lama

If a nation loses its storytellers, it loses its childhood. - Peter Handke

Don’t let the ugly in others Kill the beauty in you. - Unknown

I've never seen a problem that was solved by only complaining about it. - Steve Keating

You're never going to feel ready. Start anyway. - Mel Robbins

Take time for all things ~ Ben Franklin

I myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions. - Augusten Burroughs

Your fear is 100% dependent on you for its survival. - Steve Maraboli

Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again? - A. A. Milne

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

Tell people what you love about them. Less criticism More compliments. - Lori Deschene

If you have the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed. - David Viscott

“The dearest ones of time, the strongest friends of the soul—BOOKS.” —Emily Dickinson

“I don’t care if a reader hates one of my stories, just as long as he finishes the book.” —Roald Dahl

We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. - B. F. Skinner

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. - Jack London

Ordinary life doesn't interest me. I seek only the high moments. I'm in accord with the surrealists, searching for the marvelous... I want to prove that there is infinite space, infinite meaning, infinite dimension. - Anaïs Nin

Right now I'm having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before. - Steven Wright

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

If you don't control your mind someone else will. - John Allston

When passion fuels your purpose, almost anything is possible. - Ranal Currie

There's a limit to how many steps you'll be able to take today. Make sure they're all in the right direction. - Jeff Sheehan

But you cannot make God accept you because of something you do. God accepts sinners only because they have faith in Him. Romans 4:5

Jun. 1, 2021

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try. - Beverly Sills

You were born an original. Don’t die a copy. J Mason

“If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.” — Margaret Atwood

Never assume the obvious is true. - William Safire

Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets - Ludwig Beethoven

On the other side of fear lies freedom! - JB Glossinger

When you blame others you give up your power to change. Take responsibility for your future! - Chris Voss

You don’t have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body. C. S. Lewis

Yelling “Get in the hole” in golf is similar to telling a woman to “calm down”. Doesn’t happen. - Robert O'Neil

Imagination is more important than knowledge. - Albert Einstein

How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.- Wayne Dyer

People, even more than things, have 2 B restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, & redeemed; never throw out anyone ~ Audrey Hepburn

The well bred contradict other people. The wise contradict themselves. - Oscar Wilde

When the character of someone is not clear to you, look at their friends. - Unknown

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet ~ James Openheim

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

No matter what people tell you, Words and ideas can change the world. - Robin Williams

Our world is not divided by color, race, religion or gender. Our world is divided by wise people and fools. And fools divide themselves by color, race, religion and gender. - Nelson Mandela 

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. - Maya Angelou

The starting point of all achievement is desire. - Napoleon Hill

The future depends on what we do in the present ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach. - Tony Robbins

It is never too late to start creating a better you. - Ranal Currie

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” - Jeremiah 29:11