Favorite quotes

This is a recurring discussion here, but perhaps worth re-starting what with so many new family members since the original. I have tons, like most of us. Here’s one that inspired me tonight:

the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy and the handicapped.

—Hubert Humphrey as he left Washington, DC in 1977…

Great thought Judith, don’t know how well we’re doing on that one.

Here’s one that’s not so serious. “If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun” Katharine Hepburn

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger”-- Friederich Nietzsche

Here’s one related to your original, Judith.

"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive."
Dalai Lama

“As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can’t see how it is.”
— Ram Dass

All we can hope for is to strive for it, I think.

LOL I love it :wink:

“The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world” Max Born

That’s a good one Gerri. Thanks.

That must have been an amazing experience for your daughter.

Born was a physicist who was instrumental in the development of quantum mechanics. In light of that, here’s another Max Born quote.

“I am now convinced that theoretical physics is actually philosophy.”

I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much. — Mother Teresa

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss


" Beautiful young people are accidents of nature,But beautiful old people are works of art." …Eleanor Roosevelt

PS my plan : to get there :slight_smile:

Today, in Canada we lost Jack Layton, a great man.
“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.”

Jack Layton

"Dead but not intimidated…"


“…When going through hell… KEEP going…”

Sir Winston Churchill

“Never miss a good chance to shut up”… Will Rodgers

"No one said life would be fair not even God"
To remind me never to stay on the pitty party too long, everyone has something to deal with…

“A worn dirty 100 dollar bill is still worth the same no matter how beat up it gets” ~Joel Osteen
I really like that one, always remind me never to settle in life because I know my worth…

“When someone shows you who they are, believe them” ~Maya Angelou
I find people often try to make someone who they want they want that person to be instead of who they really are, it never end well…