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~A Rare Flower*s Pad~


~These are few Quotes that touched me as I read them throughout the years, wish I'd kept them all. 
They truly are soul searchers, eye openers and enriching words.~

"Good morning.  This is GOD.  I will be handling all your problems today. I will not need your help.  So, have a good day.  I love you."
What one has not experienced, one will never understand in print." -Isadora Duncan
"If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves." - Thomas A. Edison
"When words become unclear, I shall focus on photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence." - Ansel Adams."
"Beware how you take away hope from another human being."   -Oliver Wendell Holmes
"I heard of an old saying: "Love is like bread. It has to be made fresh every day." -Unknown
"If you do not tell the truth about yourself, you cannot tell it about others." -Virginia S Woolf
"It is not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts." - Adlai Stevenson
"It isn't what they say about you, it's what they whisper." -Errol Flynn (1909-1959)
All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed." -Sean O'Casey
Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal." -E. Joseph Crossman
"Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen." - Mark twain
"Live every moment as if it were the most miraculous thing you could ever imagine, because it is." -Ralph S. Jr.
"Hope is patience with the lamp lit." -Tertullian
"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven." -Thomas Fuller
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end." -Benjamin Disraeli
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live." -Goethe
Nobody really cares if you're miserable, so you might as well be happy." -Cynthia Nelms
"There will never be another day quite like this one. If it's good, enjoy it.  If it's bad, be happy that it won't come back." -Unknown
The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring." -Oscar Wilde
"So plant your own garden, Decorate you own soul, Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers" -Veronica Shoffstall
"And you begin to accept your defeats. With your head up and your eyes open, With the grace of an adult Not the grief of a child;" -Veronica Shoffstall
"A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out."-Walter Winchell
"Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted." -David Bly
"Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness." -Jean Vanier
"To accomplish more, redirect your mental energy by continuously reminding yourself of all the things you do right." -Brian Koslow
"Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends."  -Czech proverb
"Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess, and to gain applause which he cannot keep."  -Dr. Samuel Johnson
"Envy is an insult to oneself." -Yevgeny Yevtushenko
"Up to certain point every man is what he thinks he is." -F. H. Bradley
The difference between the impossible and the possible. Lies in a person's determination." -Unknown
"Sometimes in life you have to give up things where you are. To get to where you want to be." -Unknown
"Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is bliss, taste it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it Life is too precious, do not destroy it. Life is life, fight for it." -Mother Teresa
"If you don't keep walking you will never get where your going. Don't wait for someone to stop and carry you, you may weigh them down and you both could fall. When you think the walk is too steep, press on, for there is no mountain that can't be climbed. When you see someone fall along the way, lend your hand. If someone lends you a hand, reach for it, to help you get back up again. Hand in hand, together- each one helping the other can make this journey as precious as the place that we are all striving for." -Unknown
"To be a witness (to God) does not consist in engaging in propaganda, nor even in stirring people up, but in being a living mystery. It means to live in such a way that one's life would not make sense if God did not exist." Cardinal Suhard, a recent." -Cardinal in Paris, France
"Little drops of water, little grains of sand. Make the mighty ocean, and the pleasant land: So the little minutes, humble though they be. Make the mighty ages of eternity. Little deeds of kindness, little words of love. Help to make earth happy, like Heaven up above." -Julia Carne
"Up to a certain point every man is what he thinks he is." -F. H. Bradley
"Achievement lies within the reach of those who reach beyond themselves."  -Unknown
"Stop the mindless wishing that things would be different. Rather than wasting time and emotional and spiritual energy in explaining why we don't have what we want, we can start to pursue other ways to get it." -Greg Anderson
"Is not my word like fire, says the LORD, and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?" -Jeremiah 23.29
Be of Good Cheer: Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost." - Helen Keller
"The shortest distance between a problem and a solution is the distance between your knees and the floor. The one who kneels to the Lord can stand up to anything! If your problem is bigger than your GOD, then you are serving the wrong god ... remember that knees that bend don't shake!" -Rev. Dr. P. L. Williams
"The most important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative, and the second disastrous." -Unknown
"Do everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way."-Unknown
"Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." -Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him with his friendship." -Unknown
"I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do." -Unknown
"I have done that' - says my memory'. 'I cannot have done that' - says my pride, and remains adamant. At last - memory yields."  -Friedrich Nietzsche
"Live for the present moment, think of nothing but that. Reflect on the Past, for Fate is what resides there. Hope for the Future, for that is where you choose it all." -Unknown
"People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.  Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost."-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Standing for what you believe in, Regardless of the odds against you, and pressure that tears at your resistance,... means courage Keeping a smile on your face, When inside you feel like dying, For the sake of supporting others, ...means strength Helping a friend in need, No matter the time or effort, To the best of your ability, ...means loyalty Doing more than is expected, To make another's life more bearable, Without uttering a single complaint, ...means compassion Giving more than you have, And expecting nothing But nothing in return." -Unknown
"I prayed: "God tell me who You are! And God answered: "I'd much rather tell you who you are." "But I know me, Lord." "You are mystery, unknown to yourself, beyond you." I protested yet. "I know my weakness, my sin, all the dark places in me." "But the light? Do you know the light of you? The might of you? The sight of you in My eyes? Let Me show you your goodness, which is Mine in you. Let Me show you your possibility, which is My grace, The gift of My love, which is Me in you." Question: Do you dare to believe that God takes delight in you?" -Unknown
"Unless we can hear each other singing and crying, unless we can comfort each other's failures and cheer each other's victories, we are missing out on the best that life has to offer. The only real action takes place on the bridge between people." -Unknown
"Did you know...that when you walk past a flower, whether it be in somebody's garden or on a vacant hillside, the flower will always smile at you. The most polite way to respond, I've been told, is to cheerfully return the smile." -Unknown
"It's not what you know, it's what you do with what you know." -Unknown
"There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up." Unknown
"Hope gives wings to our dreams.... faith gives them flight" -Unknown
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes." -Mahatma Gandhi
"Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish." -Albert Einstein
"Living together is involvement; being married is commitment." -Unknown
"A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something." -Wilson Mizner (1876 - 1933)
"A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down." -Arnold Glasow
"True love always brings suffering. It is always a suffering."- Saint Mother Teresa
"Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger." -Franklin P. Jones
"Complaining is good for you as long as you're not complaining to the person you're complaining about." -Lynn Johnston (1947 - ), "For Better or For Worse
"Friendship make prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it." -Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC)
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing." -Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)
"Experience is how life catches up with us and teaches us to love and forgive each other." -Judy Collins
"To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act." -Anatole France (1844 - 1924)
"Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible and achieves the impossible." -Unknown
"Learn as if you were going to live forever.  Live as if you were going to die tomorrow." -Unknown
"Things do not change; we change."-Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862), Walden (1970)
"When everyone is against you, it means that you are absolutely wrong-- or absolutely right." -Albert Guinon (1863 - 1923)
"Any event, once it has occurred, can be made to appear inevitable by a competent historian." -Lee Simonson
"Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much." -Oscar Wilde
"I will never forget you, I have carved you in the Palm Of My Hand..."-

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