Favorite Quote(s) Redux

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Nomad, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. Nomad

    Nomad Guest

    I know we have done this before, but I have a reason for doing it again.

    First of all, I have discovered a new one that I REALLY like and will post it below.

    Second of all, does anyone recall the quote Fran use to have at the bottom of her posts? It went something like ( but was much better than) "It's not what happens...it is what you do next..." Thanks.

    The quote I heard recently, that was new for me and thought provoking is:

    "God gives the birds the food they need; but he doesn't throw it in their nests."

    What's your favorite?
  2. Calgon_Take_Me_Away

    Calgon_Take_Me_Away New Member

    The one I use most:
    Amateurs built the Ark; Professionals built the Titanic.

    One I just saw the other day:
    Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak. Epictetus
  3. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    I like these!! Not that I'm so religious (maybe spiritual)- but one of my faves-

    "My life is God's gift to me; what I make of it is my gift to God."

    I really view that as any opportunity one is given is a gift and that what that person does with that opportunity is the gift (or not) that they give back to everyone.
  4. ML

    ML Guest

    Life is what happens when you are making other plans.
  5. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    ML, that is one of my favourites too.

    I also like - "Don't criticise the coffee. You may be old and weak yourself one day."

  6. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    Slow down, Relax, and Enjoy!

    This was my theme one year as a state program manager for Focus on Women in an organization I belonged to.

    Slow down is the time management of your life. Don't wait until the last minute - that can cause stress when an unexpected event comes up. My example for that was that my child came down with chicken pox the day before a mailing was due out for the entire state. If I had waited until the last minute to do it, it would not have gotten done and I would have stressed. So I always try to give myself extra time to get anything done. I set deadlines earlier than needed.

    Relax - we all need to take time to pamper ourselves, to reenergize.

    Enjoy - have fun! Look for the good in life. I was so proud of myself a few weeks ago - we ended up in a traffic jam and was 20 min late for difficult child's therapist appointment. Instead of stewing in the vehicle and letting my anger rise, I instead stayed calm and noticed the beautiful wildflowers/weeds growing on the edge of the freeway. The only time my blood pressure went up was when we came to a stop under a bridge - even difficult child tensed - we both let our imaginations run the wrong way in that moment. :)

    Manage your time - pamper yourself - have fun
  7. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I love this thread!

    My favorite quote is, "No day is so bad that it can't be made better by a nap". I can't remember who said it but I try to take a nap every day in the summer (and weekend days during the school year)-it works for me:)
  8. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    My worst day sober was better than my best day drunk.
  9. Nomad

    Nomad Guest

    These are great!Thank you!! I also like...

    "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail."

    "If you are going through hxll, keep going."
  10. Genny

    Genny Worlds Best Nana

    My three all-time faves:
    "We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." Albert Einstein

    "Life is 10 percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it." Irving Berlin

    "I believe in God, only I spell it Nature." Frank Lloyd Wright
  11. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    To keep perspective on lifes up's and downs my favorite has always been:

    Once I cried because I had no shoes; then I met a man with no feet.

    Great thread!
  12. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    "Those are just things you've done. Not who you are."

    I fell in love with this quote from the movie 28 days. I actually like a lot of things about that movie. But it can be such a reminder not only for myself but things that other people do or have done. It is just a reminder to me that we all make mistakes but we aren't mistakes.

  13. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    I LOVE THAT Beth - (scribble scribble - borrow) :D
  14. Nomad

    Nomad Guest

    Beth, BBK and Genny...NEW ONES for me and they are GREAT!
    Klmno...That is one of my favorite quotes!
    Thank you!!!:D

    We never know the worth of water till the well is dry. English Proverb

    Being bored is an insult to oneself. Jules Renard

    Worry is a form of fear. Betrand Rusell

    Nothing is easier than self deceit. Demosthenes

    If you make friends with yourself, you will never be alone. Maxwell Maltz
  15. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Ah, Nomad...great ones. My favorite is in my signature. Walt Disney. (Can't see it now as I'm typing, but he was awesome.)

    Wait a minute. I guess I've screwed up and deleted that saying. Leave it up to me.

  16. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    I still can't remember what I did with the quote, Nomad. Sorry.

    Of course, my all time favorite is "if you always do what you always did, you always get what you always got"

    I love Eleanor Roosevelt's quotes. She was brilliant.

    It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.
    Eleanor Roosevelt

    It's better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
    Eleanor Roosevelt

    Justice cannot be for one side alone, but must be for both.
    Eleanor Roosevelt

    My experience has been that work is almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
    Eleanor Roosevelt

    Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.
    Eleanor Roosevelt

    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
    Eleanor Roosevelt

    This one is funny.

    I once had a rose named after me and I was very flattered. But I was not pleased to read the description in the catalogue: no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
    Eleanor Roosevelt
  17. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others. Audrey Hepburn
  18. Nomad

    Nomad Guest

    Thank you Fran and KTMom...
    ER and AH always have good ones and many of those I have not heard before.

    Here is one by Audrey Hepburn that is very special to me:

    For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
  19. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    "Be careful what you ask for, you just might get it" Joe Lewis Walker

    "Some people have everything, and other people don't.
    But everything don't mean a thing if it ain´t the thing you want."
    Charles Wright

    "If you don't respect yourself, ain't nobody gonna give a hoot about you." Mavis Staples

    "Always keep your eyes on the prize" Alice Wine
  20. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    My favorite most ironic quote: "Life is short. Hurry." --Martha Stewart (B4 she went to jail for insider trading.)

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