Keeping Up With the Jameses

Adventures in Modern Day Motherhood

Past Quotes June 2, 2008

“The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.” Marjorie Pay Hinckley

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson

“It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.”
Mother Teresa

“In all of living have much of fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.”
Gordon B. Hinckley

“Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.”
Brendan Gill

“It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
Albus Dumbledore

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.”
— Albert Einstein

The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency—the belief that the here and now is all there is.
—Allan Bloom

What I like about camping is you can get really dirty. Either you’re all by yourself, so no one else sees you, or everyone you’re with is just as dirty as you are, so nobody cares.
~Anonymous former Boy Scout

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.
-Groucho Marx

“What a formula for happiness! What a prescription for contentment, for inner peace – to have inspired gratitude in another human being.”
-Thomas S. Monson

“A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
– – Johann Wolfgang Goethe

“Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first woman she meets and then teams up with three complete strangers to kill again.”
Rick Polito, Marin Independent Journal’s TV listing for “The Wizard of Oz”

“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”
Walter Bagehot (1826 – 1877)

“The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too.”
– Oscar Levant

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
Thomas A. Edison

“Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.”
– Og Mandino

“A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can
put out the sun by scribbling the word ‘darkness’ on the walls of his cell.”
C. S. Lewis

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”  ~Albert Einstein

“Ask not what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive… then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
-Howard Thurman

“A sailor without a destination cannot hope for a favorable wind.”
-Leon Tec

“There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, ‘Thy will be done,’ and those to whom God says, in the end, ‘Thy will be done.'” -C. S. Lewis

“Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere, wholeheartedly, one-directionally, without regret or reservation.” -William H. Sheldon

“In the end, the number of prayers we say may contribute to our happiness, but the number of prayers we answer may be of even greater importance.” -President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

“I don’t want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with grass stains on my shoes from mowing Sister Schenk’s lawn. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbor’s children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone’s garden. I want to be there with children’s sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.”
-Marjorie Peay Hinckley

“I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on.  Life was meant to be lived.  Curiosity must be kept alive.  One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.”
-Eleanor Roosevelt
“In today’s world, there are too many good people with no conviction, and too many evil people filled with conviction.  The world is crying out for leadership–which is why these are the days in which a true leader wants to live, for the opportunities to change lives and even destinies are endless.”
-Sherri Dew

“It is better to deserve honours and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them.”
– Mark Twain

“None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“When people are able but unwilling to take care of themselves we are responsible to employ the dictum of the Lord that the idler shall not eat the bread of the laborer”.
– Boyd K. Packer

“Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.”
-Max L. Forman

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” – Winston Churchill

“Today you cannot effectively fight for freedom and not be attacked, and those who think they can are deceiving themselves. While I do not believe in stepping out of the path of duty to pick up a cross I do not need, a (wo)man is a coward who refuses to pick up a cross that clearly lies within his path.”
– Ezra Taft Benson

“Perhaps you and I have lived with this miracle too long to be properly appreciative. Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again.” – Ronald Reagon

“The true source of our suffering has been our timidity. We have been afraid to think. . . . Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.”
—John Adams

“Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves.” -Thomas Jefferson

“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people … See Moreget the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.” – Thomas Jefferson

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
-Mother Theresa

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
Howard Thurman

“I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one heck of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.”
– E. B. White

“One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying.” Joan of Arc
“20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
~ Mark Twain

“We have a choice. We can seek for the bad in others. Or we can make peace and work to extend to others the understanding, fairness, and forgiveness we so desperately desire for ourselves. It is our choice; for whatever we seek, that we will certainly find.”
– Dieter F. Uchtdorf

 

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