CAN I QUOTE YOU ON THAT?
More words of wisdom to inspire, console, comfort, energize, invigorate;
pillows to rest the weary head and absorb energy of love and happiness,
joi de vivre!
. . .
of terror overseas
Waves of terror inside of me
So many lives lost
An unimaginable cost
Generations gone forever
Gone but not forgotten
Peace be with those that survived
And live on
For they carry the memories and traditions
Of the souls now beyond
Mothers, Fathers, Brothers, Sisters
Uncles, Aunts, Nieces, Nephews
Cousins, Friends, and Loved ones all
We mourn your leaving us
We will answer the call
To care for and protect those that remain
After the waters ceased their fall
Waves of sadness, waves of pain
Waves that left an indelible stain
But they will not wash your memory away
In our hearts and spirits you will always stay . . .
– Sharon Blynn, Feb 2005
This poem/expression came to me at 3am and I was compelled to write it & share it with you. Now back to our regularly scheduled quotes. Thank you for being "hear" . . .
do not understand the mystery of Grace; only that it meets us where we
are, but does not leave us where it found us."
fast to dreams for if dreams die, hope is a bird that cannot fly."
less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less,
say more, hate less, love more; all good things will be yours.”
is more wisdom in your body than in your deepest philosophy.”
smile from the inside out.”
Sharon Blynn (my life motto!)
kind of fun to do the impossible."
– Walt Disney
certain circumstances profanity provides a relief denied even to
“An expert is a man who tells you a simple thing in a confused way,
in such a
fashion as to make you think the confusion is your own fault.”
– Medical scientist William B. Castle
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the
take our breath away.”
– Historian Martin Vanbee
"Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice.
It is not a thing to
be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.”
– William Jennings Bryan
(my elementary school was named after him! Cool!)
loves to be taken by the lapel and told, ‘I am with you kid. Let’s
– Maya Angelou
your wounds into wisdom.”
identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces
and uses his experience.”
– James Baldwin
“Life is easier to take than you’d think; all that is necessary is to
the impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable.”
– Kathleen Norris
“What lies behind you and what lies before you are small matters compared to
what lies within you.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art
is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy,
it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s
– Elie Weisel
are no closed doors. Only new paths that lead to the open ones.”
– Sharon Blynn (me!)
life were fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be
all men’s miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have
control over nothing.”
the world is cold and dark, make it your business to build fires.”
shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of
“It is better to obey the mysterious direction, without any fuss, when it points to
a new road, however strange that road may be. There is probably as much
reason for it, if the truth were known, as for anything else.”
H. M. Tomlinson
you believe you can or believe you can’t, you’re probably right.”
can't depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.”
you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
go to a doctor whose office plants have died.”
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed.
Second, it is
violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."
are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a
miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
speaks, but wisdom listens."
is merely anger without enthusiasm."
is educated insolence."
wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes
E. S. Bouton
invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.”
wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?”
if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit
is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
“Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is
like expecting the
bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.”
TV host Dennis Wholey
is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is an absurd one.”
conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”
is in the eye of the logician."
the end, everything is a gag."
– Charlie Chaplin
not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the
chief want in life is for someone who will make us do what we can.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
sit alone with my conscience will be judgment enough for me."
Charles William Stubbs
requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience
is meaningless until our own experience has given it meaning.”
beginning of wisdom is a definition of terms.”
greatest wisdom is to realize one's lack of it.”
is wise? One who learns from all.”
more we live by our intellect, the less we understand the meaning of
is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.”
make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”
“Men in general judge more by the sense of sight than by the sense of touch,
because everyone can see, but only a few can test by feeling. Everyone sees
what you seem to be, few know what you really are, and those few do not dare
take a stand against the general opinion.”
is no greater error in the study of human things than to believe that the
search for what is essential must lead us to what is hidden.”
Writer Roger Scruton
truest life is when we are in dreams awake.”
Henry David Thoreau
one man in a thousand is a leader of men. The other 999 follow women.”
who week to be equal with men lack ambition.”
“Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with you bare hands —
and then eat just one of the pieces.”
“When I die, I want to die like my grandfather – who died peacefully in his sleep.
Not screaming like all the passengers in his car."
“Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that.
It's called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar."
do people mean when they say the computer went down on them?"
"Suppose you were an idiot . . .And suppose you were a member of Congress . . .
I repeat myself."
master your instrument. The forget all that #*&%@ and play!”
think it’s wrong that only one company manufactures the game
– Steven Wright
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