When I was reading from one of my favorite books on my many book shelves, I ran on to one entitled “Norman Vincent Peale: Words That Inspired Him.”
I have marked with a highlighter the entire book with my favorites from the 457 pages, and also added my versions of how I would change the quotation, using it as a springboard.
So then I ask you all, my readers, to share a few of your favorite quotations and the sources of where they came from. If you have an adaption of the quote, then add that too.
In the chapter entitled “My Favorite Quotations” here are a few of my favorite ones. The fantastic things about quotes are that if you found insight and wisdom from the author, you can look up the author or where the quotation came from and read the book or entire work. That is what I have been doing since I was a kid.
“Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace like the ticking of a clock during a thunderstorm.”-Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
“Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone.”- Ella Wheeler Wilcock (1850-1919)
“Every day give yourself a good mental shampoo”- Sara Jordan, M.D.-(1884-1959)
“I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.”- Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
“Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I am going to complete every pass.”- Ron Jaworski (1951-)
“A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds”-Anonymous
“To live each day as though one’s last, never flustered, never apathetic, never attitudinizing-here is the perfection of character.”- Marcus Aurelius (121-180)
“The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit. The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are.”-Marcus Aurelius (121-180)
“The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart.”-Mencius (371-291 B.C.)
“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.”-Laertius Diogenes (Third Century)
(I will also add my two cents on this one and add:
“Time is the most valuable thing a man or woman can GIVE. Above all things it is what will be remembered by all and cannot be replaced. It is what memories are made of.)”-Paulette Le Pore Motzko
“He did with all his heart, and prospered.”- 2 Chronicles 31:21