September 13, 2009

Quotable Sunday - Words of Wisdom

I don't know about you, but the weeks seem to be going by faster and faster.  I really do need to stop blinking. 

Since it's Sunday, that means it's time for Quotable Sunday - this week I decided to share some Words of Wisdom quotes...enjoy!

"Good for the body is the work of the body, and good for the soul is the work of the soul, and good for either is the work of the other."
Henry David Thoreau

"Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall.  Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day.  Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down.  And this is all life really means."
Robert Louis Stevenson

"If you don't like how things are, change it!  You're not a tree."
Jim Rohn

"See everything; overlook a great deal; correct a little."
Pope John XXIII

"Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it."
Toni Morrison

"Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win."
Jonathan Kozel

"Excess on occasion is exhilarating.  It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit."
W. Somerset Maugham

"Toss your dashed hopes not into a trash bin but into a drawer where you are likely to rummage some bright morning."
Robert Brault

"The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little 'extra'."
Jimmy Johnson

"If you have to do it every day, for God's sake learn to do it well."
Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
Robert Louis Stevenson

"Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak.  Sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go."
Author Unknown

"Promise only what you can deliver.  Then deliver more than you promise."
Author Unknown

"Don't compromise yourself.  You're all you've got."
Janis Joplin

"Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving."
Albert Einstein

"Now and then it is a joy to have one's table red with wine and roses."
Oscar Wilde

"There are two kinds of light - the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures."
James Thurber

"Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours."
Swedish Proverb

"I used to believe that anything was better than nothing.  Now I know that sometimes nothing is better."
Glenda Jackson


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33 Random Sassy Comments:

April said...

Love your quotes! especially this one "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
HAppy QS!

Martha in PA said...

Great quotes. Happy QS!

I think this is my favorite!
"See everything; overlook a great deal; correct a little."
Pope John XXIII

I have always said I need to pick my battles carefully!

Vickie said...

I was going to say the same thing as April! Robert Louis Stevenson had a good quote. I must think of this quote every morning when I am getting the kids ready for school:)

The Head Eagle said...

Great quotes..all of them! Thank You!

Happy Sunday!

Vodka Logic said...

"
"The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little 'extra'."
Jimmy Johnson
"

Great quotes.xx

Megan said...

Great quotes!

Love this one:

"Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours."
Swedish Proverb

blueviolet said...

Stacy, this one fits us perfectly this week!

"Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got."
Janis Joplin


;)

Chanda said...

If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree.

Love that one and many of the others. Thanks for sharing!

Stopped by from SITS!

Mrs4444 said...

"If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it." Maya Angelou

That one is intriguing, because you can let a lot of different things (good and bad) represent the wind.

KimberlyKaye said...

"If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree."
Jim Rohn

This is my fav!

Amy said...

have a great Sunday. Wisdom is the best thing to have.

rxBambi said...

My fave is the one by McLaughlin. Great way to start a sunday morning!

Peggy said...

Love so many of your quotes today.
But I'll pick
If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it."
Have a great QS Stacy

Robin @ A Balanced Life said...

Hi I just stopped by from SITS, and I'm glad that I did. Your quotes today were awesome and motivating. I hope you have a wonderful week.

Toni said...

"Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak. Sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go."

I couldn't have said it better myself and Kozel's quote was also very true. I've had a really difficult ten years and a few things have been rearing their head lately but I'm finding the strength to let them go which is harder than the words can express.

Great quotes Stacy as always :-)

Jennifer said...

Beautiful quotes! I adore: "If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it."
Toni Morrison

otin said...

" You don't know what you've got until it's gone" -80's hair Metal band "Cinderella"

JaelCustomDesigns said...

Popping in from MBC!
Following you now...

I love quotes!

Brian Miller said...

i think the Kozel quote is the one that grabbed me. hope you had a great sunday!

FoN said...

Great quotes. I love sunday!

Frogs in my formula said...

Love all the quotes. Great post!

Muthering Heights said...

Those are wonderful quotes!

Unknown Mami said...

I'm not a tree!

♥ Braja said...

I liked the Pope's, actually :))

Casey said...

I didn't know you could ride the wind. Don't tell my kids, they'll bring out their umbrellas Poppins style.

Serendiptiy is Sweet said...

Oh, these are wonderful! I love Robert Louis Stevenson and I especially love this one today: "Toss your dashed hopes not into a trash bin but into a drawer where you are likely to rummage some bright morning."
Robert Brault

Have a great week!! :D

LT said...

I need to stop blinking too! Time passes so fast! I love this quote by Robert Louis Stevenson:
"Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all life really means."

But there were a bunch I loved!!
Hope you had a great weekend!

Quirkyloon said...

Those are all wonderful quotes!

Really they are.

But aren't there ANY good quotes about the goodness that is called sleep?

Sleep. Do it often, do it well.

Ack. I'll stop now! hee hee

Laoch of Chicago said...

I like the Swedish proverb!

mo.stoneskin said...

I particularly like the Jim Rohn quote, so true, things can always be change, with a bit of effort and firm decision-making.

Medora said...

I love Maugham - and being Catholic, of course any words from any pope are of interest. Although some of the older ones, well, I wouldn't want to subscribe to some of their more personal iterations.

Hit 40 said...

I had a thought until I saw Medora left a comment!!! TOO FUNNY!! She is getting around.

AJ @ Wedding Flip Flops said...

So many great quotes! One of my favs - "Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got."
Janis Joplin