For as long as I can remember, I've had a "thing" about quotations. I've got them jotted down on scraps of paper, scribbled in envelopes and inside a zillion notbooks. Someday I may actually organize them all, but that would take the fun away from finding little pearls of wisdom tucked away in some forgotten cubbyhole. Here's just a few of my favorites...

When you point one accusing finger at someone; three of your own fingers point back at you.
~ Louis Nizer

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
~ Aesop

An adventure is a transgression you don't regret.
~ Kate Wheeler

We are sent into the world to live to the full everything that awakens within us and everything that comes toward us.
~ John O'Donohue

Sometimes I have believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
~ Lewis Carroll

At the end of all Seeking . . . the Seeker is the one Sought.
~ Christopher Wynter

To be nobody-but-yourself -- in a world which is doing its best night and day, to make you everybody else--means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
~ . e. cummings

A bird does not sing because he has an answer,He sings because he has a song.
~ Unknown

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
~ Leo Tolstoy

Happiness is a sunbeam which may pass through a thousand bosoms without losing a particle of its original ray; nay, when it strikes on a kindred heart, like the converged light on a mirror, it reflects itself with redoubled brightness. It is not perfected till it is shared.
~ Jane Porter

If you don't know where you are going, you can never get lost.
~Herb Cohen

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning.
~Ivy Baker Priest

Enlightenment is but a recognition, not a change at all.

All happenings, great and small, are parables whereby God speaks. The art of life is to get the message.
~Malcolm Muggeridge

Expect everything, and anything seems nothing. Expect nothing, and anything seems everything.
~Samuel Hazo

Experience is that marvellous thing that enables you recognize a mistake when you make it again.
~Franklin P. Jones

A man may fall many times but he will not be a failure until he says someone pushed him.
~Elmer G. Letterman

Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on yesterdays.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without want and grief, but rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound.
~Kahlil Gibran

I imagine that God speaks to me, saying simply, 'I kept calling to you, and you did not come.' And I answer quite naturally, “I couldn't until I knew there was nowhere else to go.”
~Florida Scott Maxwell

What if "the hokey pokey" is REALLY what it's all about?
~Curtis Spencer

I have learned silence from the talkative toleration from the intolerant and kindness from the unkind yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.
~Kahlil Gibran

If life pisses in your pool add chlorine and keep swimming.

And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.
~The Beatles

On ne voit bien qu'avec the coeur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.
~Le Petit Prince

When you judge others, you do not define them, you define yourself.
~Earl Nightingale

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
~Kahlil Gibran

Like the moon, come out  from behind the clouds! Shine.

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves. Do not now seek the answers which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them and the point is to live everything. Live the questions now.
~Rainer Maria Rilke

Time is too slow for those who wait,
too swift for those who fear,
too long for those who grieve, 
too short for those who rejoice,
but for those who love,
  time is eternity. 
~Henry Van Dyke

Miracles ... seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always.
~Willa Cather

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we will find it not.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.
~Mary Dunbar

Never grow older. Just find a bigger playground.

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