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Friday, March 30, 2012

Favorite Quotes

I spend a fair amount of time on the Internet, so I'm always seeing quotes that seem to 'speak' to me. Today, I'd like to share some of my favorites.
  • Life is like a camera. Focus on what's important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives and if things don't work out, just take another shot.

  • What would you do if you weren't afraid? -- from Who Moved My Cheese? 

  • Do more of what makes you happy. 
  • One woman's trash is now the world's treasure. -- Anonymous comment about Patrick, the pit bull starved to the point of death and thrown down a trash chute in a garbage bag.

  • How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. -- Winnie the Pooh

  • Man's heart away from nature becomes hard. -- Standing Bear

  • Do what you can with what you have, where you are. -- Theodore Roosevelt

  • The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. -- Mahatma Gandhi

  • Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.  -- Dalai Lama 

  • Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. -- William James 

  • Always desire to learn something useful. -- Sophocles 

  • Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can,To all the people you can, As long as ever you can. -- John Wesley  
  • If you can dream it, you can do it. -- Walt Disney
  • Worry is like a rocking chair: It gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere. -- Erma Bombeck
It's interesting to note that many of these quotes are from everyday people, not just from authors, religious and political leaders. Wisdom is all around us, from fictitious bears to housewives.