Quotation Saturday

Mamacita says:  It seems that there is yet another category in which I am a rare bird:  I love to wrap presents for people!  In this day and age of stuffing things into gift bags at the last minute, I love to savor the wrapping of a gift.  I love to look over my stash of pretty wrapping paper and choose just the right one for each person.  I love to dig through my THREE BOXES of ribbons and all kinds of misc. items so I can decorate each wrapped gift JUST RIGHT.  I even love to choose each tag carefully; I don’t care all that much about the tag matching the paper, but I like to match each tag to the PERSON it’s going to aim the package towards.  I know, I know. . . . crazy.  Go ahead and laugh.  I’m used to it.  There’s nothing whatsoever wrong with gift bags, and if you like them, that’s great.   I like gift bags, but I LOVE a wrapped gift.  I love to give people gifts, and part of the gift is the presentation of it.  That’s just me.  Whatevah.

1.  What one has to do usually can be done.  –Eleanor Roosevelt

2.  The environment is everything that isn’t me.  –Einstein

3.  The greater the igorance, the greater the dogmatism.  –Sir William Osler

4.  A clash of doctrines is not a disaster – it is an opportunity.  –A.N. Whitehead

5.  A long dispute means that both parties are wrong.  –Voltaire

6.  One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.  –A.A. Milne

7.  If a person has no delicacy, he has you in his power.  –William Hazlett

8.  We die daily.  Happy those who daily come to life as well.  –George McDonald

9.  The true source of rights is duty.  If we all discharge our duties, rights will not be so far to seek.  –Gandhi

10.  Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.  –Peter Drucker

11.  When a man dies, he dies not just of the disease he has.  He dies of his whole life.  –Charles Pegury

12.  A man who takes half a page to say what can be said in a sentence will be damned.  –O.W. Holmes Jr.

13.  The testing of good and bad is in order that the gold may boil and bring the scum to the top.  –Rumi

14.  There’s no accounting for tastes, as the woman said when somebody told her that her son was wanted by the police.  –Franklin P. Adams

15.  I have never been hurt by anything I didn’t say.  –Calvin Coolidge

16.  The devil knoweth his own, and is a particular bad paymaster.  –Francis Marian Crawford

17.  All sunshine makes a desert.  –Arabic proverb

18.  Never knock on Death’s door.  Ring the doorbell and run.  (He hates that.)  — Unknown

19.  A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.  –Lao Tzu

20.  A single thankful thought towards heaven is the most perfect of all prayers.  –Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

21.  A tree will not only lie as it falls, but it will fall as it leans.  –Joseph John Gurney

22.  Borrow trouble for yourself, if that’s your nature, but don’t lend it to your neighbors. –Rudyard Kipling

23.  Truth is not exciting enough to those who depend on the characters and lives of their neighbors for all their amusement.  –George Bancroft

24.  Money in a fool’s hand exposes him worse than a pied coat.  –Lord Halifax

25.  A man must both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.  –Joseph Addison

26.  I have had more trouble with myself than any other person I know.  –Dwight L. Moody

27.  Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce.  –Lord Byron

28.  Reporting facts is the refuge of those who have no imagination.  –Marquis de Vauvenargues

29.  There are no useless efforts.  Sisyphus was developing his muscles.  –Roger Callois

30.  You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. –Mark Twain

31.  He who has injured thee was stronger or weaker than thee.  If weaker, spare him.  If stronger, spare thyself.  –Seneca

32.  Irony is the gaiety of reflection and the joy of wisdom.  –Anatole France

33.  A mother who is really a mother is never free.  –Balzac

34.  No course of life is so weak and foolish as that which is carried out according to rules and discipline.  –Montaigne

35.  India!  What mysteries does the very mention of its name not bring to mind?  (Answer:  Mysteries of the Deep, Mysteries of the Arctic Wastes, the Lizzie Borden Mystery, and Sweet Mystery of Life.)  –Robert Benchley

36.  Never morning wore to evening, but some heart did break.  –Tennyson

37.  All the different religions are only so many religious dialects.  –G.C. Lichtenberg

38.  His imagination resembled the wings of an ostrich.  It enabled him to run, though not to soar.  –MacCauley

39.  Nature has given us two ears, two eyes, and but one tongue, to the end that we should hear and see more than we speak.  –Socrates

40.  No virtue looks small when it is prominently displayed.  –Joseph Joubert

41.  How else but through a broken heart, may Lord Christ enter in?  –Oscar Wilde

42.  When our integrity declines, our taste does, also.  –La Rouchefoucauld

43.  I don’t make you feel special; I just remind you that you are special.  –Unknown

44.  Maxims are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory.  –Denis Diderot

45.  When people bother you in any way, it is because their souls are trying to get your divine attention and your blessing.  –Catherine Ponder

46.  Beauty seen is never lost; God’s colors are all fast.  –J. G. Whittier

47.  A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school to christ for the honest purpose of becoming better.  –H.W. Beecher

48.  The worst tempered people I’ve ever met were people who knew they were wrong.  –Wilson Mizner

49. If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that’s read by persons who move their lips when they’re reading to themselves.  –Don Marquis

50.  The fact is, nothing comes.  At least, nothing good.  All has to be fetched.  –Charles Buxton

My oven is full of loaves of homemade bread tonight.  It makes the house smell loved.

Possibly because it is.


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  3. There are so many of these quotes that (as the Quakers say) “speak to my condition.” (My condition being traumatized after a witch hunt that resulted in my going on the job search again.) Thanks for compiling them, Mamacita!

  4. There are so many of these quotes that (as the Quakers say) “speak to my condition.” (My condition being traumatized after a witch hunt that resulted in my going on the job search again.) Thanks for compiling them, Mamacita!

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