This is part of the collection of quotes i've hkept since I was a kid. I find them useful, encouraging, enlightening, some even funny--and definitely worth mentioning... Have fun checking them out!
"When you can't have what you want, it's time to start wanting what you have."
"Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you're really strangers."
"A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a very nice person."
"Nobody stands taller than those willing to stand corrected."
"God answers all prayers. Sometimes He answers 'Yes', sometimes He answers 'No', and sometimes he answers, 'You gotta be kidding!"
"Nothing is interesting if you're not interested."
"A dad is a mender of toys, a leader of boys,
He's a changer of fuses, a healer of bruises,
He's a mover of couches, a soother of ouches
He's a pounder of nails, a teller of tales,
He's a washer of dishes and a fullfiller of wishes."
"Whoever is happy will make others happy too. He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery."
"To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven."
"When you dislike a person, you are in his control. All he has to do is show up."
"Remember, even the thinnest slice of paper has two sides to it."
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."
"It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live."
"Who is more foolish, the child afraid of the dark, or the man afraid of the light?"
"Only a fool tests the depth of water with two feet."
-An African Proverb
"Keep in mind that the true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him absolutely no good."
"He who does not live within his means will have no means by which to live."
"It takes people some time to appreciate that their greatest resources are often the people they know."
-Laurie Beth Jones
"The most valuable of talents is that of never using two words when one will do."
"Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love."
"Only a mediocre person is always at his best."
"Friends are the family we choose."
"You wouldn't worry so much about what people thought of you if you knew how seldom they did."
"I never learned anything while I was talking."
"The more I like me, the less I wanna pretend to be other people."
-Jamie Lee Curtis
"The reason to forgive is not for our own sake. Beyond that point needed for healing, if we hold on to anger, we stop growing and our souls begin to shrivel."
"Walking in love means being a blessing to somebody else"
"Worry doesn't rid tommorow of its problems. It only robs today of its strength."
"Do what we do because we love God, not to get God to love us."
"Don't put God in a box; He won't fit!"
"It is not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving."
"When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind. Let it be something good."
"Perhaps it is good to have a beautiful mind, but an even greater gift is to discover a beautiful heart."
-Nash (A Beautiful Mind,2001)
"You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't make them all yourself."
"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly."
"He who laughs... Lasts."
"Four things come not back: the spoken word, the spent arrow, the past, the neglected opportunity."
-Omar Ida Al-Halif
"Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like."
"I just want you to know that even though you tried to terminate me, revenge is not an idea we promote in our planet."
-Buzz, Toy Story (1999)
"Dear God, I do not think anybody could be a greater God. Well, I just want you to know that I am not just saying that because you are God already."
-Charles, 5 years old
I only posted some of my favorites. Most of these have helped remind me of certain things while I was growing up. I hope that somehow, these quotes will help you in some way as well. Let me know what you think, and plese feel free to add your favorites as well! :-)