Lizbeth’s Favorite Quotations

Writing

  • Death is not life’s goal, only life’s terminus. The goal is to live in such a way that our lives will prove worth dying for. — Rev. Dr. Forrest Church
  • There is a mysterious cycle in human events. To some generations much is given. Of other generations much is expected. This generation has a rendezvous with destiny. — Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1936)
  • A book provides what it always has: a haven. I remember the first year after my second child was born, what I can remember of it at all, as a year of disarray, of overturned glasses of milk, of toys on the floor, of hours from sunrise to sunset that were horribly busy but filled with what, at the end of the day, seemed like absolutely nothing at all. What saved my sanity was books. … The romantic ramblings of Heathcliff make a piquant counterpoint to dirty diapers, that’s for sure. As it was for me when I was young and surrounded by siblings, as it is for me today when I am surrounded by children, reading continues to provide an escape from a crowded house into an imaginary room of one’s own. — Anna Quindlen
  • The essence of grace is economy of movement. — my mother
  • Life is what happens while you make other plans. — Unknown
  • “The world is full of nice, boring young men. The crazy ones are hard to find and harder to keep, but it’s worth it.”
    “But crazy isn’t the word for it, is it?”
    — Carl Hiassen, Native Tongue
  • Nobody is free who has a thousand ancestors. — L.M. Montgomery, Emily of New Moon
  • The significant problems we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them. — Albert Einstein
  • There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy. — William Shakespeare, Hamlet
  • There has never been a good war or a bad peace. — Benjamin Franklin
  • The unexamined life is not worth living. — Plato
  • You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view — until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. — Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Children in fact live at the beck and call of appetite, and it is in them that the desire for what is pleasant is strongest. — Aristotle

3 Comments

  1. Michael Fishman

     /  June 3, 2010

    — There has never been a good war or a bad peace. — Benjamin Franklin —

    We need a few more people around today who believe this!

  2. •The unexamined life is not worth living. — Plato
    Everyone has a story to tell.

    •You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view — until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. — Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

    I think, we should take more time trying to understand others versus judging them.

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