12 October 2009

Inspiring myself, hopefully.....

By listing some inspiring, moving, resonating quotes.
  • I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
    Maya Angelou
  • By the time a man is 35 he knows that the images of the right man, the tough man, the true man which he received in high school do not work in life.
    Robert Bly
  • All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.  -- Henry David Thoreau

Well, here's a bunch by Mark Twain, my hero.  He was a man before his time.  In fact, the Thoreau quote above would apply to Mark Twain, I believe.  Here we go!

  • Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.
  • Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
  • Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary.
  • Be careless in your dress if you will, but keep a tidy soul.
  • But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?
  • Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities.
  • Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.

  • Don't let schooling interfere with your education.
  • One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.
  • Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
  • Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.
  • Substitute "damn" every time you're inclined to write "very"; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
Okay, well, there are a few Twain quotes.  I started this entry this morning, and just completed it with the Twain quotes.  I had a much more 'alive' day than I was feeling this morning and I'm thankful for it!!

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