My Favorite Quotes

           Here are some of my favorite quotes that I love to read and think about

          It seems like they all convey a very meaningful message for me.      

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                      HAPPINESS QUOTES

The surest way to be happy is to bring  happiness to others.....Martin Luther King 

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human
 existence ........Aristotle 

It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like the morning light,
it scattered the night and made the day worth living.......Scott Fitzgerald 
 
Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting some on yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the
tranquility and happiness we all seek......Dalai Lama XIV
     
There  is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling
that your presence is an addition to their comfort.......Charlotte Brontë
   
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles to be sure,
but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. ..Joseph Addison
         
Happiness doesn't result from what we get, but from what we give......Ben Carson
   
I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know for sure: The only ones
among us who will be really happy are those of us who have sought and found how
to serve......Albert Schweitzer
 
Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of
thought into the happiness that you are able to give. ..... Eleanor Roosevelt
  
True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a
worthy purpose.......Helen Keller 

Happiness is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr
 
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.....Mark Twain

Only a life lived for others is a life worth living........Albert Einstein.

Something to do, someone to love, something to hope for.
These are the grand essentials for happiness in this life.....L.M. Boyd
        
What makes me happy?......All of the above.....How I love these quotes.........
After thinking it over ........... All of these quotes are telling me one thing .......
Happiness is having a good opinion of myself .....SELF-ESTEEM

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             OTHER  QUOTES

If you can't explain your theory to a bar maid so she will understand it, you really don't
understand it yourself.................Albert Einstein ?
       Or maybe you do't speak the barmaid's language...... Added by GeorgieBoy       
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Any man who claims he can safely drive a car while kissing a beautiful woman is simply
not giving the kiss the attention it deserves ...........Albert Einstein
      He was not only the greatest scientist of the 20th century but also a lady's man.
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To the world, you may be just one person...... but to one  person you may be the world.
.................Anonymous
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We are free to do whatever we want ....but have no control over what we want.
............... Don't know
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 Bark less, wag more
...............bumper sticker
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 Death leaves a heartache no one can heal.... Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
...............Anonymous
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In order to have an enemy, you must be one.
...............GeorgieBoy
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    Know thyself, Horatio,
   And to thane own self be true,
   And it must follow as night the day,
   Thou then cannot be false to any man.
................ Omar Khayam
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The moving finger writes and having writ moves on
Nor all your wit and piety can call it back to cancel half a line
Nor all your tears wash out a word of it
..............  Omar Kayam
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 Many a gem of purest ray serene
The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear:
Many a flower is born to blush unseen,
And waste its sweetness in the desert air.  
 ........... Thomas Gray,
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Stone walls do not a prison make,
Nor iron bars a cage:
Minds innocent and quiet take
That for an hermitage.
If I have freedom in my love,
And in my soul am free,
Angels alone, that soar above,
Enjoy such liberty. 
       By Richard Lovelace
           while a prisoner. 
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Hearts are often broken
By words left unspoken
...........Don't know where I found this
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I wish I were a Cassowary
in the wilds of Timbucktoo
Wouldn't I eat a missionary
Skin and bones and hymnbook too
             Uncle Arthur  (He sent this to a Holy Roller preacher)

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               RICHARD  CORY          

   Whenever Richard Cory went downtown,
We people on the pavement looked at him.
He was a gentleman from sole to crown.
Clean favored and imperially slim.
And he was always quietly arrayed.
And he was always human when he talked,
But still he fluttered pulses when he said,
"Good morning," and he glittered when he walked.
And he was rich -- yes richer than a king,
And admirably schooled in every grace.
In fine, we thought that he was everything
To make us wish that we were in his place.
So on we toiled and waited for the light.
And went without the meat, and cursed the bread.
And Richard Cory, one calm summer night,
Went home and put a bullet through his head.
     By Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)  

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                 HOW TRUE

        The moving finger writes, and having writ moves on. 
        Nor all thy piety and wit, can lure it back to cancel half a lime. 
        Nor all thy tears wash out a word of it.........
                  From Omar Khayyam's Rubiat....
I try to keep this little verse in mind for everything I say or do, for if
I say or do something mean or hurtful to someone, it's in my mind and
memory forever.
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           I  REALLY LIKE  THIS  ONE  ....  Don't know who wrote it

Lord, when you see my work is done.
Let me not linger on,
with failing powers, And weary hours
A workless worker in a world of work,
But with a word, Just bid me home,
and I will gladly go,
yes gladly I will go.

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         ANONYMOUS ?

       One night in late October,
     When I was far from sober,
     Returning with my load and manly pride,
     My feet began to stutter
     So I lay down in the gutter
     And a pig came by and lay down by my side.
     Then a lady passing by was heard to say:
     "You can tell a man who boozes
     By the company he chooses,"
     The pig got up, and slowly walked away.

 

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                   MERCHANT  OF  VENICE

          Written by Cora P. Streit, for her daughter
         Audrey's 9th grade English class assignment.
        
Tís a wonderful story that Shakespeare told
In "Merchant of Venice", a play
Depicting love so true, and friendship so rare,
As is seldom seen today.

Tís a story too of hatred and greed,
Unmerciful is Shylock,
When he seeks to obtain his pound of flesh,
All pleas for mercy doth mock.

But "Love finds a way to conquer all"
A saying so old and true,
And Portia outwits old Shylock's scheme
With a plan that was clever and new.

Tís a story too of suitors three,
All vying for Portia's hand,
Till Bassano's choice of the casket of lead,
Made him the happiest man in the land.

So the story goes,
And tís true today, the same as in long ago.
Greed and avarice does not pay.
It will only bring sorrow and woe.

It is well to take heed as through life we go.
There are some things wealth cannot buy.
Far better the love of family and friends.
Than alone with your riches you die.

       Our wonderful Mother

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           EINSTEIN  QUOTES ........ I so admire that guy

 The value of a college education is not learning many facts but the training of
the mind to think.
     
My god concerns himself with the lawful harmony of the world.......Not the fate
and doings of mankind.
 
A human being is a very small part of the universe.......Just a speck in the annals
of space and time.
 
Imagination is more important than knowledge for knowledge is limited.

I am by heritage a Jew......By citizenship a Swiss ,,,, By makeup a human being
without any attachment whatsoever.

The Bible.........A collection of honorable but primitive legends which are never
the less pretty childish. Jewish.........the most childish.

 Nationalism..........An infantile disease. The measles of mankind.

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.

We have no freedom of will......Genes and endocrines control our destiny.

Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.

He who can safely drive a car while kissing a beautiful woman, is not giving
the kiss the attention it deserves. 

I think Albert was not only the greatest scientist in recent history, but he also
was quite a ladies man.

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              WHO  SAID  THIS ?

I've always believed that I owed it to the grace of god rather than happenstance 
that I was born a happy Christian child rather than a heathen or a Jew.
 
I read this many years ago in an old book of famous quotes and I think it was
John Wesley but I can't find it anywhere in his quotes now.  I'm thinking
that it was removed from his writing.
      Now ... three years have passed and I found the guy who said 
      this.  It  was Isaac Watts ..... 1748  - 18 .... And this is exactly what he said. 
 
           Lord, I ascribe it to thy grace,
          And not to chance as others do,
          That I was born of Christian race,
          And not a Heathen, or a Jew.
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              GEORGIE RUTHIE AND MILDRED

The grandmother of our childhood friend, Bobby Ann Jones, wrote this
  little poem about me and my sisters and sent it to our mother.

Georgie, Ruthie and Mildred
Came through my garden gate
George came first then Ruthie
Then Mildred so sedate.

"These guns I have" said Georgie
"Are Paul and Herbert's guns"
"And who my dears may you be"
I asked the little ones.

"That's Mildred, this is Ruthie
and Georgie, that is me"
So said the little gentleman,
His sisters first named he.

Through my house I took them,
to show them on their way,
that Paul and Herbert's playthings
they'ed have without delay.

"Come Mildred", said big brother
to Mildred ,always last
so trailing clouds of glory,
through my house, they past.

           Mrs. Fred Jones...Barbara's Grandma

           Mildred, Ruthie, Georgie, Audrey

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                PATRIOTISM....by Herman Goering

              As Hitler's main partner and adviser, I have to believe him.
  "Naturally the common people don't want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor
for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, IT IS THE LEADERS of the
country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along,
whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist
dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the
leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is TELL THEM THEY ARE BEING ATTACKED, and
denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.
IT WORKS THE SAME IN ANY COUNTRY."...............Herman Goering

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              FOUND  ON  THE  GENTLENEN'S  REST  ROOM  WALL 

   Here I sit all broken-hearted
   Tried to poop, but only farted.
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   Please do not throw cigarette butts into the urinal.
   It makes them soggy and hard to light.

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           ARMY  MARCHING  SONG  

When I was doing basic training in the Army, we used
to chant this little ditty as we marched through town.

Beans, Beans, the musical fruit
The more you eat, the more you toot
The more you toot, the better you feel
So we'll have beans for every meal

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