Quotes For Life

This is a collection of quotations that have appealed to me over the years or that I felt held some truth about life.

SPIRITUALITY/RELIGION/GOD

Lips that ne’er said God be praised; now say God be merciful. (Source: Don’t Know)

If we come often to God in the sunshine, our anxious feet will find the familiar pathway in the darkest night.

PEOPLE/LIFE

Man is the only animal I know that drinks when he is not thirsty, kills when he is not hungry and makes love on the spur of the moment. Oscar Wilde.

Man is the only animal I know that blushes. Or that needs to! Oscar Wilde.

BABIES/CHILDREN/RAISING CHILDREN

Having a baby is a bit like getting a tatoo on your face. You better be sure before you do it. (Eat. Pray. Love. – The Movie).

FAMILY/MOTHERS/HOME

The sweetest sounds to mortals given
Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven.
~William Goldsmith Brown

The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together. ~Erma Bombeck

I wish you health, wealth, happiness and long life

This was my grandfather’s favourite saying. He used to say it to each of us on our birthdays. If you think its trite, think about how much of our lives we spend trying to secure these things or worse, just try doing without them

LOVE

Jo: I go around throwing away perfectly good marriage proposals! Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

Love isn’t feeling like you are unable to live without someone. Love is being able to live with them. JUST ME.

PERSONALITY/CHARACTER/VALUES

“It’s my dreadful temper! I try to cure it; I think I have, and then it breaks out worse than ever. Oh, Mother, what shall I do? What shall I do?”
-Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, Ch. 8

“You may try your experiment for a week and see how you like it. I think by Saturday night you will find that all play and no work is as bad as all work and no play…”
-Louisa May Alcott, Little Women, Ch. 11

WORK/CAREER

“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different” — Coco Chanel

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