Favourite Quotes

I like not only to be loved, but to be told I am loved.
(George Eliot)

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship – never.
(Charles Caleb Colton)

He who devotes sixteen hours a day to hard study may become at sixty as wise as he thought himself at twenty.
(Mary Wilson Little)

Be as you wish to seem.
(Socrates)

Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.
(Aristotle)

Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject to solve your doubts;for if you let it pass, the desire may never return and you may remain in ignorance.

( William Wirt 1772-1834)

The power of accurate observation is frequently called cynicism by those who don’t have it.

(George Bernard Shaw)

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
(T.S. Eliot)

Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.

(Hal Borland)

Heaven never helps the man who will not act.
(Sophocles)

Men spend their lives in anticipations,in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every otherit is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
(Charles Caleb Colton)

Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so

(David G)

I don’t at all like knowing what people say of me behind my back. It makes me far too conceited.
(Oscar Wilde)

A hard man is good to find.
(Mae West)

“You can get by on charm for about 15 minutes. After that, you better know something.”
(H. Jackson Brown Jnr)

“Everything was fine until I woke up”

(Michael Weinheimer)

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.”

(George Bernard Shaw)

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.

(Carl Jung
Swiss psychologist 1875 – 1961)

Just because you love someone doesn’t mean you have to be involved with them. Love is not a bandage to cover wounds.
(Hugh Elliott, Standing Room Only weblog, February 16, 2004
Author of the Standing Room Only Weblog (http://blogs.salon.com/0001573/).

Love is not blind – it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.
( Rabbi Julius Gordon)

Love all, trust a few. Do wrong to none.
(William Shakespeare, “All’s Well That Ends Well”, Act 1 Scene 1
Greatest English dramatist & poet 1564 – 1616)

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
(Dale Carnegie)

When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends.
(Japanese Proverb)

A man’s character is his fate.
(Heraclitus, On the Universe
Greek philosopher 540 BC – 480 BC)

You can tell the character of every man when you see how he receives praise.
(Seneca, Epistles
Roman dramatist, philosopher, & politician 5 BC – 65 AD)

I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken — and I’d rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived.

Margaret Mitchell

The hottest love has the coldest end.

Socrates

If you judge people, you have no time to love them

Mother Teresa

Do not lower your goals to the level of your abilities.
Instead, raise your abilities to the height of your goals.
Swami Vivekananda

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising
every time we fall.
Confucius

Never cry over somebody who would not cry over you.

by Unknown

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15 thoughts on “Favourite Quotes

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