Thursday, January 3, 2008

Noteable Sayings In A "So Far" Lifetime

I apologize for this re-post of an old entry, but I'm a bit tired now.  Thanks all.  Some will recognize it. 

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If you want to know what's on the road ahead, ask those coming back. 

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The second best time is today.

If you fear going forward, you'll live your life just standing there.  Might as well be a pigeon dropping.

The person saying something can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it. 

If you don't want anyone to know, don't do it!

Plan your year in early spring, your day at dawn.

The wise adapt themselves to circumstances, just as water to a glass.

Listen to all, follow none.

If you want to live forever, help someone. 

Continue giving, continue getting.

Genius can be recognized by its simplicity.

If you make happy those who are near, others who are far away will come closer.

Even the clumsy bird will get there early if he starts out an hour ahead.

Dripping water can eat through stone.  Be patient!

Better a nightmare than a life with no dreams. 

Learning is like rowing upstream.  If you stop, you'll move backward.

Deal with the faults of others as gently as you would your own. 

Do not confine your children to your way of learning.  They were born in another time.

Fear not growing slowly.  Fear standing still.

A book is a house of gold.  But you cannot buy time with it.

A child is as a clean piece of paper, on which every person writes, leaving their mark.

Better a happy cottage than a palace of tears.

It takes years to make a true friend, whom you can lose within seconds.

To understand your parents love, raise children. 

Praying for fish is fine, but weave a net while you do.

Keep your brother's arm inside your sleeve. 

A diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor a life made more perfect without trials.

It's not what you have to do that matters, it's doing it.

Is a flawed diamond more valuable than a perfect pebble?

Wherever you are is exactly where God expects you to be. 

                                 ~~~ best of all ~~~

It's not how far you've come that matters.  It's how far you've come from where you were.

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1/3/08:  Here's something I recently read of Caius Plinius Secundus, you know as Pliny the Elder:

Real glory is made of doing what deserves to be written, and writing what deserves to be read.   

 

        

19 comments:

preciousone25 said...

I love these.... do not remember reading them before!!

Joann

ksquester said...

I really enjoyed these quotes.  I will read them over again and think about them.  Anne

astoriasand said...

Very good and so true.I hope you soon feel refreshed.Tiredness drains us doesn't it.I understand.Take Care Thanx for sharing.God Bless Have a good day when you have rested.Kath
astoriasad http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

ally123130585918 said...

Cathy I really enjoyed reading this ~ all so very true ~ Ally x

edwardssoapy said...

Dear Cathy.  Don't worry about re-posting an entry, I have done that once or twice.  I've enjoyed reading these quotes, they are so true to life.

http://journals.aol.co.uk/edwardssoapy/LeighsWorld/"

lanurseprn said...

These quotes are great! Thanks for reposting them.
Pam

aimer said...

Good words are always worth repeating; thanks for this post.--Sheria

ma24179 said...

I really enjoyed the quotes, they are encouraging. Thanks for sharing -Missy

barbpinion said...

It is a repost but I don't mind; doubt that others do either. Good entries are worth reading a second time. This one has lots of good stuff in it. Thanks..and I hope you got some rest.
God bless you.
Barb- http://journals.aol.com/barbpinion/FROMBARBSSPIRITUALJOURNALS

princesssaurora said...

Cathy... sorry you are tired... I do hope you feel better!  I liked the repost!

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

jmorancoyle said...

   Some very decent advice for early in the New Year.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

rockoned7 said...

Sorry your tired I am so tired myself so I sympathise with you!
Some great philosophy in those words ED

pamal3 said...

Cathy, I'm so pleased you posted this again as I never saw It first time round and It's beautiful. Get plenty of rest, then get the happy tunes on and post something that makes you smile cos I'm pretty sure it will make me smile too. Love Pam xx

shrbrisc said...

I love the entry and glad I found your journal , you are invited to visit mine anytime.
hugs
Sherry

libragem007 said...

Wonderful entry! this particular one is bookmarked as one of my favs..
Thank you!
Gem :-)

http://journals.aol.com/libragem007/collage/entries/2007/12/31/2007--a-year-in-review--/1769

valphish said...

Cathy, you authored all of these?  How wise!  May I use them if I give you credit?  I often use quotes for different purposes - in emails, other sends, etc.  May I?  Let me know!  How would you like your name written?  Love, Val xox
http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ThereisaSeason

wwfbison said...

This is worth posting & re-posting over & over again.  Great words of wisdom.  Thanks!
Lisa

queenb8261 said...

I hope you're feeling well.
Great entry. I've never read so many wonderful words of wisdom. Awesome, girl.
Hugs, Barb    

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