Favorite Quotes


“I had to learn what I got, and what I’m not, and who I am.” ~ Jason Mraz

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“‎…the initial incident may be painful, the lesson learned and the scar to remember may make the forever damage worth the experience.”

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“Adapt yourself to the life you have been given, and truly love those whom destiny has surrounded you.”

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“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.”

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Life can be seen through your eyes but it is not truly appreciated
until it is seen through your heart ~~ Mary Xavier

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True friendship is seen through the heart, not through the eyes.

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“Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.”

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Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

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4 things you can’t recover from ……

The stone ……. after the throw

The word ……. after it’s said

The occasion …… after the loss

The time …….. after it’s gone.

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 The Power of Attitude –

Our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but how we react to what happens; not what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude can cause a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst ……. a spark that will create extraordinary results.

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The best things in life are ……. simply things.

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To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die.

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Albert Schweitzer once said ~ “Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light.”

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It takes a minute to like someone, and hour to love someone, but to forget someone takes a life time.

LOTS OF FAVORITE QUOTES, added 6/10/2011

“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” ~ Saint Augustine

“Don’t be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.”

“To handle yourself, use your head, To handle others, use your heart.”

“He who loses money, loses much; He who loses a friend, loses more; He who loses faith, loses all.”

“I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.” ~ Anaias Nin

“In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends.” ~ William Blake

“Life can be seen through your eyes but it is not truly appreciated until it is seen through your heart” ~~ Mary Xavier

“Tough times are there so you can have a good time later on — and really appreciate it!”

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” ~ Buddha

“In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends”

“This day and your life … are God’s gift to you , so give thanks and be joyful always!”

“A pillow for thee will I bring,  Stuffed with down of angel’s wing.”

“What one man can do is dream. What one man can do is love. What one man can do is change the world.” – John Denver

“Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday. “

“How beautiful a day can be, When kindness touches it!” ~George Elliston

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”

“Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.”

“I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.”

“Nothing is impossible, for the word itself says ‘I’m possible!'”

“Do not be afraid of tomorrow; for God is already there”

“He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken.” ~ Psalm 62:2

“Let us be grateful to Angelic friends who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”

“Even when an Angel crosses our path in silence, God has said to us “I am here. I am present in your life.”

“A sweetly scented angel fell, she laid her head upon my disbelief, and battled with me with her ever smile.” – Jethro Tull

“The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart.”

“When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.”

“Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

“Never deprive someone of hope — it may be all they have.”

“Even the best steel must go through the fire.”  – Charles Dickens

“The good ole days weren’t always good, and tomorrow ain’t as bad as it seems.” ~ Billy Joel

“One of the hardest things in life is having words in your heart that you can’t utter.” ~ James Earl Jones

“A true friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.”

“A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most perfect prayer.”

“Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.” ~Edward Sandford Martin

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. “ ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

“Faith is not only in the heart; it should be put into words.” ~Nachman of Bratslav

“The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious to the rose”

“Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see life with a clearer view again.”

“A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.”

“It’s beauty that captures your attention; personality which captures your heart.”

“No love, no friendship, can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.”

“Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!”

“In order to make a difference, sometimes we must bare a burden. Everything comes at a price, even giving back. Carry your cross with pride.”

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” ~ Helen Keller

“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.”

“Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.”

“We cannot do great things in this life; we can only do small things with great love.”

“Let the vision in your heart be in your life’s blueprint”

“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?”

“Each of my days are miracles. I won’t waste my day; I won’t throw away a miracle.”

“Even miracles take a little time”

“If you need a shoulder or if you need a friend, I’ll be here standing until the bitter end.” – Guns and Roses, Rocket Queen

“Impossible situations can become possible miracles.”

“Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends.”

“A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart, not from more blessings.”

“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.”

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, or even touched, they must be felt within the heart.”

“Sometimes it’s the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.”

“Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be. “

“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.”

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you”

“The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of”

“To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also DREAM; not only plan, but also BELIEVE.”

“May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, The foresight to know where you are going, And the insight to know when you have gone too far”

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” – Proverbs 23:7

“Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live.”

“Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving.”

“It is by chance that we met, by choice that we became friends.”

“Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.”

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light”

“Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them.”

“Sometimes you have to move backward to get a step forward.”

“There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way.”

“Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.” ~Emily Dickinson

“Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back into the shell.”

“Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death”

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness”

“Sometimes, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart” ~ Winnie the Pooh

“Live out of your imagination, not your history”

“If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z, X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.” – Albert Einstein

“One of the most responsible things you can do as an adult is to become more of a child.” ~ Wayne Dyer

“A dream is a wish your heart makes.”

“Parents start you off in life, but friends get you through it.”

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius

“If you think you are too small to be effective, then you have never been in the dark with a mosquito.”

“What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others & the world remains & is immortal.”

“Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.”

“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves” ~ Henry David Thoreau

“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you” ~ Dr. Seuss

“What is a friend? A single soul in two bodies” ~ Aristotle

“As long as you live, keep learning how to live.”

“True friendship isn’t about being there when it’s convenient; it’s about being there when it’s not.”

“To be beautiful is to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”

“The taste of love is sweet, when hearts like ours meet” – Johnny Cash

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” ~ Khalil Gibran

“The good ole days weren’t always good, and tomorrow ain’t as bad as it seems.” ~ Billy Joel

“Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.”

“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.”

“Life is like a cup of tea, it’s all in how you make it” ~ Irish Proverb

“All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but what’s inside my heart is exclusively my own”

“Sometimes it takes a good fall, to know where you stand.”

“Patience is the companion of wisdom.”

“Minds are like parachutes- they only function when open”

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

“A merry heart doeth good like medicine.” ~ Proverb 17:22

“There are two days in the week on which the Angels encourage us to never worry; One is yesterday and the other is tomorrow.”

“You may forget what the Angel said, but you will never forget how she made you feel.”

“If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.”

“If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.”

“Pay attention to those little whispers in your heart….. they could be your own Angels speaking to you…… and only those of us who will listen quietly with our hearts can hear them.”

“As I live each day may I do my part to make one difference, to touch one heart, And through each day may it be my goal to encourage one mind and inspire one soul.”

“We stand as tall as angels when we kneel to help a friend.”

“Most of my heroes don’t appear on stamps.”

“I believe the angels listen, God hears us pray. And I believe in a beautiful day.” – Chris Isaak

“Think with your heart, speak with your soul.”

“You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing”

“Anyone without a sense of humor is at the mercy of everyone else.”

“An honest man’s pillow is his peace of mind.” – John Cougar Mellencamp

“When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find peace of mind is waiting there.” – The Beatles, Within You Without You

“If you live the life you love, you get the blessing from above.” – Van Morrison

“You’ve got to get up every morning with a smile on your face, and show the world all the love in your heart.” – Carole King, Beautiful

“True friendship is seen through the heart not through the eyes.”

“Each of us bears his own hell.”

“Heart is the engine of your body, but the brain is the engine of life.” – Enigma, Between Heart And Mind

“I want to be all used up when I die.” – George Bernard Shaw ~ (as an organ donor and recipient, I agree 100%)

“No wonder my happy heart sings, your love has given me wings”

“There are places I remember all my life, though some have changed. Some forever, not for better, some have gone and some remain.” – The Beatles

“Live your life for those you love.” – Relient K

“It’s a beautiful day, don’t let it get away.” – U2, Beautiful Day

“There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart” ~ Charles Dickens

“Would you know my name If I saw you in heaven, Will it be the same If I saw you in heaven” ~ Eric Clapton

“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart”

“I believe above the storm, the smallest prayer will still be heard. I believe that someone in that great somewhere hears every word.” – Leann Rimes

“A friend is the hope of the heart.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a lifetime’s experience.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr

“Live hand in hand and together we’ll stand on the threshold of a dream.” – The Moody Blues, The Dream

“If I fall along the way, pick me up and dust me off. And if I get too tired to make it, be my breath so I can walk.” – Matchbox 20

“Our hearts were drunk with a beauty our eyes could never see” ~ George William Russell

“And I wonder, Still I wonder, Who’ll stop the rain.” ~ Creedence Clearwater Revival, 1970

“Don’t lose your grip on the dreams of the past, you must fight just to keep them alive.” – Survivor, Eye Of The Tiger

“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” ~ Author Unknown

“A box of rain will ease the pain, and love will see you through.” – Grateful Dead, Box Of Rain

“Let’s toast the night away to friends and forget about tomorrow.”

“I just want to celebrate another day of living.” – Rare Earth

“You can adopt the attitude there is nothing you can do, or you can see the challenge as your call to action.”

“Down the ancient corridors through the gates of time, run the ghosts of dreams that we have left behind.” – Dan Fogelberg

“Life is the sum of all your choices.”

“Our circumstances and background may influence who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.”

“It’s true that you are blessed and lucky. It’s true that you are touched by something that will grow and bloom in you.” – 10,000 Maniacs, These Days

“To have died once is enough.”

“Everything I do takes me back to you, whenever I call you friend…….” ~ Kenny Loggins

“Hand fits giving, so do it, that’s what the Gospel said to me. Life fits living, so let your judgments go.” – Madonna, Sky Fits Heaven

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” John F. Kennedy

“All of us get lost in the darkness, dreamers learn to steer by the stars.” – Rush, The Pass

“Sometimes I think it’s a shame, when I get feeling better when I’m feeling no pain.” – Gordon Lightfoot, Sundown

“Never frown because you never know who might be falling in love with your smile.”

“It takes a whole lot of medicine for me to pretend I am somebody else.” – Randy Newman, Guilty

“The pills gonna leave a side effect that’ll take another pill to correct.” – Prince, Fascination

“Everybody’s got the dues in life to pay.” – Aerosmith, Dream On

“I’d rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not done.” – Lucille Ball

“Wealthy the spirit that knows it’s own flight, stealthy the hunter who slays his own fright.” – Dan Fogelberg, Nexus

“No one is immune to the trials and tribulations of life.”

“Choose to inhale. Do not breathe simply to exist.”

“Breathe, breathe in the air. Don’t be afraid to care.” – Pink Floyd, Breathe

“If you smile at me I will understand, cause that is something everybody everywhere does in the same language.” – Crosby, Stills, and Nash

“There is no modesty in a hospital.”

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked”

“We’re just recycled history machines, cavemen in faded blue jeans.” – Jimmy Buffett, Don Chu Know

“He does not think like you and me, cause he can’t see what you and I can see.” – The Moody Blues, Melancholy Man

“Let the disappointments pass, let the laughter fill your glass.” – Jackson Browne

“Scars are souvenirs you never lose.” – Goo Goo Dolls, Name

“I find peace when I’m confused, I find hope when I’m down……. Not in me, but in you. Thanks for being my friend”

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” ~ Plato

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” – Jimi Hendrix

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” – Charles Darwin

“True friendship is seen through the heart, not through the eyes.”

“You can know whats in your life when you know whats in your heart.” – Sam Keen

“Where hope grows, miracles blossom.”

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” ~ Confucius

“Faith is a knowledge within the heart, beyond the reach of proof.” ~ K. Gibran

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.”

“It pays to plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.”

“The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart.”

“You may hold my hand for a while, but you hold my heart forever”

“Live your life from your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people’s souls.”

“You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments in which you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love”

“Precious gifts of friendship … knowing the heart of another, sharing one’s heart with another.”~Unknown

“In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words with out a heart.”

“Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday.”

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.”

“Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some”

“I may not be there yet, but I’m closer than I was yesterday.” ~Author Unknown

“The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.”

“A friend is the hope of the heart.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Hope is the dream of a soul awake.”

“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.”

“True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.” ~ Socrates

“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” ~ Saint Augustine

“Smile, it is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart.”

“No act of kindness, no matter how small is ever wasted.” – Aesop

“The worst regret you can have in life is not for the wrong things you did, but for the things that you did not do.”

“The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure very much.”

“Life is good when we think it’s good. Life is bad when we don’t think.”

“Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.”

“Life is meaningless only if we allow it to be. Each of us has the power to give life meaning, to make our time and our bodies and our words into instruments of love and hope.”

“Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.” ~ Horace Mann

“If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude.”

“No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.”

“One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.” ~ Malayan Proverb

“Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on”. ~ Henry Rollins

“A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails”.—Anonymous

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” ~ Kahlil Gibran

“A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.” ~ Cicero

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~Berthold Auerbach

“No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.” Francois Muriac

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Though miles may lie between us, we’re never far apart, for friendship doesn’t count the miles, it’s measured by the heart.” ~ Anon

“We have two lives, the one we learn with and the life we live after that.” ~ Bernard Malamud

“Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.” ~George Iles

“Live your life from your heart. Share from your heart. And your story will touch and heal people’s souls.” ~ Melody Beattie

“I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.” ~ R. Brault

“We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams.” ~ Jeremy Irons

“An angel is someone who helps you believe in miracles again. And that is a friend, lover, child.” — Author Unknown

“Laugh as much as you breathe and love as long as you live.”

“Of all the earthly music, that which reaches farthest into heaven is the beating of a truly loving heart.” -Henry Ward Beecher

“The measure of a life is not its duration, but its donation.” ~ Peter Marshall

“No love, no friendship, can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever”….Francois Mocuriac.

“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” ~ Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture

“If you’re alone, I’ll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I’ll be your shoulder. If you want a hug, I’ll be your pillow. If you need to be happy, I’ll be your smile. But anytime you need a friend, I’ll just be me.” ~ Author Unknown

“Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember.”~Seneca the Younger

“A Happy Heart Makes its own Song” ~ Unknown

“It is better in prayer to have a heart without words then words without a heart”

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ~ Winston Churchill

 “Not the glittering weapon fights the fight, but rather the hero’s heart.”
“A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.”
“Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.”
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
A hero is someone we can admire without apology.
“A hero is a man who is afraid to run away.”
A hero has faced it all: he need not be undefeated, but he must be undaunted.”
“A hero is a man who does what he can.”
“The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.”
“If you have the courage and you have the heart, that hero just might be you.”
“One cannot always be a hero, but one can always be a human.”
“To be a hero or a heroine, one must give an order to oneself.”
“Now is not a time for sadness and despair, but a time for hero’s, champions, an grate deeds”
“One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being.”
“A hero holds purposes appropriate to man and is, therefore, a thinker.”
“Your heroes will help you find good in yourself”
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
“And each man stands with his face in the light. Of his own drawn sword, ready to do what a hero can.”
“Calculation never made a hero.”
“Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.”
“Being a hero is about the shortest lived profession on earth.”
“What is a hero without love for mankind.”
“Heroism feels and never reasons, and therefore is always right.”
“If you do it right 51 percent of the time you will end up a hero.”
“We are the hero of our own story.”
“The hero is commonly the simplest and obscurest of men”
“What you call a hero, I call just doing my job”**********************************************


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