Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Beautiful, Uplifting, (or Funny) Quotes - Mostly from famous authors (2)

Any emotion, if it sincere, is involuntary. - Mark Twain

How far that little candle throws its beams: so shines a good deed in a weary world. - William Shakespeare

People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. - Elizabeth Kubler Ross

"The bright side of it is, that if we break our necks getting down the cliff, then we're safe from being drowned in the river." - The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis

Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does. - William James

The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all. - Leo Rosten

We can do no great things, only small things with great love. - Mother Teresa

We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, "Why did this happen to me?" unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way. - Anonymous

Love to faults is always blind,
Always is to joy inclined.
Lawless, winged and unconfined,
And breaks all chains from every mind.
- William Shakespeare

Give what you have.  To someone it may be better than you dare think. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

And at last Joe, representing a whole tribe of outlaws, dragged him sadly forth, gave his bow into his feeble hands, and Tom said, “Where this arrow falls, there bury poor Robin Hood under the greenwood tree.”  Then he shot the arrow and fell back and would have died, but he lit on a nettle and sprang up too gaily for a corpse. - Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards. - Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll


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