Thirteen Points and Quotes to Ponder

[I'm not the author of any of the following quotes; they're just ones I like. When I know the source, I've included his/her name.]

1. "Life is not always what one wants it to be, but to make the best of it as it is, is the only way to be happy." --Jennie Jerome Churchill

2. "You're someone unique--just like everyone else."

3. "Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming." --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

4. "Pleasure is very seldom found where it is sought. Our brightest blazes are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks." --Samuel Johnson

5. "One’s health should be Nonnegotiable, yet we make excuses for why we eat badly, why we have not exercised, why, why, why. Too many excuses! The set of rules I have for my life, my marriage, relationships, work, is not negotiable, so, why do I allow my health to be?" --Part of this blog post from The Certifiable Dieter

6. "Rejection slips, or form letters, however tactfully phrased, are lacerations of the soul, if not quite inventions of the devil--but there is no way around them." --Isaac Asimov

7. "Self-respect is a question of recognizing that anything worth having has a price." --Joan Didion

8. "Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations." --Henry David Thoreau

9. "All the world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming." --Helen Keller

10. "Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side." --Zig Ziglar

11. "Money isn't the most important thing in life, but it's reasonably close to oxygen on the "gotta have it" scale." --Zig Ziglar

12. "Remember that failure is an event, not a person." --Zig Ziglar

13. "If she'd been dumber, she'd have been happier." --Shelley Winters in reference to Marilyn Monroe


Alice Audrey said…
The thing about accepting life as it comes, even when it isn't what you'd have if you could chose, is that way you discover new things to like.
Matty said…
These are excellent! Thank you.
Adelle Laudan said…
Great quotes. Here's one of my favs.

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. ~Dr. Seuss

Happy T13!
Calico Crazy said…
Great list of quotes! The idea expressed in the first one has kept me going through many hard times.

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Nicholas said…
I like the Samuel Johnson one best.

Is there really a person called Zig Ziglar!

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