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Title: Favorite quote
Post by: A66eyroad on July 27, 2011, 07:25:11 AM
I wanted to share with everyone a quote I recently read by one of my heroes:  the late, great Mr. Rogers. I have it posted next to my computer and read it several times during the day -- I can actually hear his voice saying this inside my head!  Does anyone else have a quote that gives them strength?

"Some days, doing "the best we can" may still fall short of what we would like to be able to do, but life isn't perfect - on any front - and doing what we can with what we have is the most we should expect of ourselves or anyone else."  ~Fred Rogers
Title: Re: Favorite quote
Post by: Bucky on July 27, 2011, 02:16:14 PM
Thanks for sharing that.  I always loved watching Mr. Rogers on TV - he was always so calm.

When I think of Mr. Rogers I think of:  "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood", and his trademark sweater and shoes he put on and off each show.   ;D  Ahhhh, the good 'ole days.

I can't think of any favorite quote right off hand . . . I'll have to see what I come up with.

Bucky
Title: Re: Favorite quote
Post by: Pisces24 on July 27, 2011, 06:28:32 PM
 Mine as been a quote from the book of Job/Jobe (sp?).  "I will hold thee securely."
Title: Re: Favorite quote
Post by: Linda196 on July 27, 2011, 07:28:16 PM
Thanks for starting this thread, I can see it becoming very uplifting!

This is a quote that has always spoken to me:
"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy."   
                                                                               -   Rabindranath Tagore, Nobel laureate (1861-1941)
Title: Re: Favorite quote
Post by: Meld256 on July 28, 2011, 12:06:29 AM
A66eyroad,

That's a wonderful quote.  Thanks for starting this thread- a great idea for positive thoughts and encouragement!
Fred Rogers was an amazing person. Thanks for sharing the quote.

Linda,
I like your quote, also. It says so very much in just a few words.
Now I'll be looking for some more from everyone and try to find one of my own, too.
Title: Re: Favorite quote
Post by: Joe S. on July 28, 2011, 05:16:50 AM
Everything is Based on Frequency - N. Tesla
Title: Re: Favorite quote
Post by: lynnmarie219 on July 28, 2011, 08:59:40 AM
Oh there are soooo many good sayings and quotes to live by out there...

Here are some of my favorites:

** Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.  The Buddha

** No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.  Eleanor Roosevelt

** A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships. Helen Keller

** Be silly. Be honest. Be kind. Ralph Waldo Emerson

** A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference. - Pooh's Little Instruction Book

** Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

** Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely, in a pretty and well preserved body; but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, Wow ---- What a ride!!!"

** Life may not be the party we hoped for...  but while we are here we might as well dance!

** We do not stop playing because we grow old; We grow old because we stop playing .


Well I guess I shared more than a few...this thread is right up my alley!

Thanks for starting it!



Title: Re: Favorite quote
Post by: Meld256 on July 28, 2011, 09:26:24 AM
Awesome, lynnmarie!  :D 

I love "Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."  That's really struck me in the last few years. 
When I was younger and would be irritated at someone driving slowly or wonder why that person couldn't control their kid in public or why someone looked so blue, etc.  I'm ashamed to say many times I only thought of what I was doing or feeling, not what the other person may be going through at the time.

 I guess now that I've had more "life experiences" I'm able to try to put myself in another's shoes.  We never know what someone we meet may be struggling with; they may be in real need of some patience and a kind word. Just like us... ;)
Title: Re: Favorite quote
Post by: lynnmarie219 on July 28, 2011, 08:43:02 PM
I guess now that I've had more "life experiences" I'm able to try to put myself in another's shoes.  We never know what someone we meet may be struggling with; they may be in real need of some patience and a kind word. Just like us... ;)

How true...I wish more people in this world would think like that!
Title: Re: Favorite quote
Post by: Bucky on July 30, 2011, 10:05:05 AM
I notice that one of my friends on Facebook always posts things from Status Shuffle.  I like the one she posted today:  "I realized to be happy you must go where your heart leads you! No matter what others think or believe, go with where your heart leads you! ♥"
 via Status Shuffle ?

There are a few books that have a lot of my favorite quotes in them - all by the same person, H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  His books are called, Life's Little Instruction Book and originally they were just little observations and words of counsel this man, H. Jackson Brown, Jr. jotted down and put them in book form for his son that was heading off to college.

There are way too many to put them all down here, but here are a few from that book.

*  Be forgiving of yourself and others.
*  Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.
*  Don't postpone joy.
*  Never give up on anybody.  Miracles happen every day.
*  In business and in family relationships, remember that the most important thing is trust.
*  Surprise loved ones with little unexpected gifts.
*  Stop blaming others.  Take responsibility for every area of your life.
*  Learn to listen.  Opportunity sometimes knocks very softly.

Bucky


Title: Re: Favorite quote
Post by: season on July 30, 2011, 11:12:32 AM
No matter where you go, there you are.

When Dan Rather interviewed Mother Teresa some time ago, he asked her what she said to God when she prayed, "I don't say anything. I listen," she replied.  He then asked her what she heard God say. "He doesn't say anything. He listens."

Silence is Golden.

Finish everyday and be done with it. Tomorrow is a new day.

Whatever you fight, you strengthen and what you resist, persists.

Title: Re: Favorite quote
Post by: irish on July 30, 2011, 03:24:54 PM
Ii have a little ditty that our esteemed member, Linda106, posted a few years ago. I wrote it down and have it taped to my desk. Here goes.

My disabling chronic disease is more real than your imaginary medical expertise. I don't know if Linda got this from someone else or if she came up with it on her own, but it is really a hoot. So fitting for the circumstances many times. Thanks Linda. Irish ;D
Title: Re: Favorite quote
Post by: Meld256 on July 31, 2011, 11:20:38 PM
Thanks, Linda.  I'm a "work in progress".  Maybe if I live to be 150 I'll manage to be one kind and wise old lady.  ;)

irish, I also love Linda's quote.
Thanks for adding yours, season and Bucky...all good ones.

When I worked for the USCIS I had this one from George Washington Carver taped to my cubicle:

"How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life, you will have been all of these."
Title: Re: Favorite quote
Post by: quilt4fun on August 01, 2011, 05:24:20 AM
Here's one that is on a magnet on my 'frig. "When life throws you scraps, make a quilt"
Title: Re: Favorite quote
Post by: Meld256 on August 01, 2011, 05:57:25 AM
I like that, quilt4fun!  Especially since I'm back at quilting.  ;)
Title: Re: Favorite quote
Post by: A66eyroad on August 02, 2011, 07:15:45 AM
I have two other quotes here at my desk.

The first is from another hero of mine, historian and author Tony Judt who recently died of Lou Gehrig?s disease: ?There is something to be said for simply doing the thing you would do anyway, doing it as well as you can under the circumstances, and getting past the sympathy vote as soon as possible.?

The second is from my favorite author, Kurt Vonnegut:  "We are what we only pretend to be. So we must be careful about what we pretend to be."
Title: Re: Favorite quote
Post by: jordozmom on August 03, 2011, 11:42:04 AM
I hope I don't offend anyone with this, but my recent favorite saying is one I saw on a t-shirt online - it read: "I'm making Sjogrens my B*tch."  I'm sorry, however inappropriate some make think it, it was very inspiring to me.  It reminded me to fight it, take control of it, own it - don't let it own you.  It lifted my spirits, made me feel stronger, and made me feel more powerful and less of a victim at Sjogren's mercy.

We have Sjogrens - it doesn't have us.
Title: Re: Favorite quote
Post by: Carolina on August 03, 2011, 12:49:39 PM
hmmmmm?

When life gives me scraps, I complain and then throw them out.

I'm about negative crafty.

My mother always said:  "It's a great life, if you don't weaken."

lol

My philosophy according to me (moi):

Live your life as if you make a difference.  You do at the "micro level".

Accept that at the "macro level"l (the Universe) all is well and proceeding according to plan.

The entire solar system could disappear and it wouldn't even be a blip at the 'macro level".

Do not, I repeat, do NOT, try to reconcile the micro and the macro levels.

That way lies madness (or religion, or both).

Hugs

Elaine