Quotes Quips & Jokes

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. 

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.