At the start of a kinder gentler nation I thought some quotes...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by totoro, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    Would lift our spirits. What are your favorite Kindness quotes. Or just quotes that make you feel good.
    TM used to start threads like this and we haven't in awhile.

    Here are some that I really like:

    Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it. ~Author Unknown

    Don't be yourself - be someone a little nicer. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966

    Today, give a stranger one of your smiles. It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

    Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, but because you are. ~Author Unknown

    Those are a few I had bookmarked...
  2. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Thanks Totoro. It's always good to read positive and uplifting quotes, it helps me think outside my little life. :)
  3. Jena

    Jena New Member

    ooh ooh I have one (me raising my hand :) )

    "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away"

    "We never need be ashamed of our tears" Charles Dickens

    Thanks T!!! Cool idea

    ok, who is next?
  4. Jena

    Jena New Member

    one more love this one....

    "The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world. I am like a snowball the more I am rolled the more I gain" Susan B. Anthony
  5. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    As books are my very favorite thing, and I am gathering quotes to design a line of cross stitching patterns, I thought I would share these:

    Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. ~Groucho Marx

    Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book. ~Author Unknown

    This is truly My kind of decorating:

    I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~Anna Quindlen, "Enough Bookshelves," New York Times, 7 August 1991

    Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own. ~William Hazlitt

    Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. ~Mark Twain

    I LOVE these quotes! Susie

  6. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Great post! This is interesting timing because easy child was putting together information for her senior snapshot in the yearbook last week. She and I did some research on inspiring quotes and I found a number I really liked. I printed them out for the fridge. Here are a few...

    If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. - Budda

    Life is like an onion: You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep. - Carl Sandburg

    The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt. - Frederick Buechner

    And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. And we should call every truth false which was not accompanied by at least one laugh. - Friedrich Nietzshe

    And one that I live by ~

    And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. - Abraham Lincoln

    Thanks Susie!

  7. Star*

    Star* call 911

    SEND ALL YOUR CANDY TO STAR.............


    oh go on......

    Okay -

    Be the change that you want to see in the world - Ghandi

    I like your Christ - I'm not so sure about most of your Christians - Ghandi

    Makes ya think.
  8. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    I kind of like this one

    I have gathered a posie of other men's flowers, and nothing but the thread that binds them is mine own. --John Bartlett

    This was said by John Bartlett of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
  9. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    I'm a bit of a Robert Burns fan...

    Dare to be honest and fear no labor.
    - Robert Burns

    Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn.
    - Robert Burns

    Prudent, cautious self-control, is wisdom's root.
    - Robert Burns

    There are a few others that I'm fond of too.
  10. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    I'd like to share something profound, but the only thing coming into my head is....

    I'd like to teach the world to sing
    In perfect harmony

    I like this one, Sharon: