Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Quote Worthy


This art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets of energy in our great men. - Captain J. A. Hadfield

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life. - Marcus Aurelius

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstances. - Bruce Barton

I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity. - Ulysses S. Grant

It may be more important to have at least one person with whom we can share open and honest thoughts and feeling than it is to have a whole network of more superficial relationships. - Dr Blair Justice

Mind and spirit together make up that which separates us from the rest of the animal world, that which enables a man to know the truth and that which enables him to die for the truth. - Edith Hamilton

I always seek the good that is in people and leave the bad to Him who made mankind and knows how to round off the corners. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is harmony and inner peace to be found in following a moral compass that points in the same direction regardless of fashion or trend. - Ted Koppel

The fact that a believer is happier than a sceptic is no more to the point than the fact than a drunken man is happier than a sober one. - George Bernard Shaw

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible. - Richard M. Devos

Elderly people and those in authority cannot always be relied upon to take enlightened and comprehending views of what they call the indiscretions of youth. - Winston Churchill

2 comments:

Sue said...

I love reading your quotes!
But I am sure that your own thoughts would be lovely as well :)

Netizen101 said...

Hi Sue,

I don't have the patience to gather my thoughts together and put them into words. They are scattered all over the place, you see.

But I will try to surprise you with an article or two - one of these days.:-)

Cheers,
Vincent