Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Quotes to light up your life.

This collection of quotations on love, life, happiness and success has been thoughtfully compiled by someone who truly believes in the power of words and how they impact feelings and attitudes. These thoughts have been collected over the years, and have been shared with close friends and loved ones. All the authors are not known, please share these wonderful thoughts with special people so that their true meanings will live on forever.

"A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you today just the way you are."

"There are those who pass like ships in the night. Who meet for a moment, then sail out of sight with never a backwards glance of regret; folks we know briefly then quickly forget. Then there are friends who sail together through quiet waters and stormy weather helping each other through joy and through strife, and they are the kind who give meaning to life."

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about."

"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."

"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get others interested in you."

"You can use most any measure when you're speaking of success, You can measure it in a fancy home, expensive car or dress. But the measure of your real success is one you cannot spend. It's the way your child describes you when talking to a friend."

This little book was given to me by a little old man last Friday, at a garage sale. I read it and was impressed at its contents, there are about fifty quotes in all, but I felt like putting some of them on my post for others to enjoy.

"Love is like the five loaves and two fishes. It doesn't start to multiply until you give it away."

"A friend is a present you give yourself."

"May you always find new roads to travel; new horizons to explore; new dreams to call your own."

36 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hello Margaret,

Love the quotes and the one about fishes and loaves is really good.
Thanks for visiting me.
Warmly,
Deb :)

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

A lovely inspiring blog Margaret, my personal favourite quote is "Todays Gratitude Buys you Tomorrows Happiness.

Take care,
Yvonne

Patty said...

Dear Margaret, you have a lot of good quotes to post now and later. Sounds like that's a handy little book you got. I don't attend garage sales unless I am actually looking for something. Otherwise I would end up with too much stuff other people are getting rid of.

I like this quote."You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get others interested in you."

Have a good evening, Getting warmer here today, was pouring rain at my Mother's about 20 miles north of us, but not a drop here. It is muggy though and around 80 today.

Granddaughter will be getting home soon from school. She has two more days this week and one next, then she's out for the summer. Will have to find some things to keep her occupied.

Take care,
Love, Patty

Judy said...

Thanks for printing these. They are so inspiring and I, too, love the last one about fishes, but they are all great. I really enjoyed your post today.

Gramma Ann said...

Well, Margaret, It goes without saying that I love all your quotes today. I too, am a collector of quotes and things. There are so many to enjoy.
My favorite one today was: "A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future and accepts you today, just the way you are."

We had rainy and cool weather today here in Iowa. But the rest of the week is to get warmer and sunny.

Have a great rest of the week and the week-end.

Renie Burghardt said...

I really enjoyed the quotes, Margaret. They are all good ones. Sometimes, one really finds a treasure at a garage sale, like your book of quotes. I love garage sales, flea markets, thrift shops. They're fun to browse with a friend, and after we do, we usually end up at Mc'D's for a snack and coffee. Makes for a fun day.

Enjoy the rest of the week!

Renie

Midlife Mom said...

I just love all of these quotes! I think I will print them off for future use! I like the one that says 'Don't count your life by the number of breaths you take but by the number of times that took your breath away.'

Great post!!!

She's Gone Fishing said...

I like the friends who will go down with the ship with me. I collect and right down in my journal books sayings as well.
"We don't know where we are or where we're going until we understand where we have been."
And this one is my all time fav: Relationships don't cause pain and un-happiness, they bring out the pain and un-happiness that is already in us! And boy do I get that one....thanks for sharing yours with us
=^..^=

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Beautiful!! How are you my dear friend??? I hope you are well. ...m...

A New Beginning said...

Thanks Margaret, your quotes made my day..may your day with blessed too, have a great day ahead and thanks ones again:)

Puss-in-Boots said...

Very nice.

ancient one said...

I love quotes... and it is always interesting to see what others quote on their blogs. Margaret, you have a whole book full... I love the ones you posted!

The Cat Realm said...

All so very true! We love those quotes, and we will make our staff live by them, hahahahahahaha!
Mrs. OZ

Tea Time and Roses said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful quotes. You and yours enjoy a lovely weekend.

Smiles...

Beverly

Merle said...

Dear Margaret ~ Thanks for posting the quotes and
they are all good ones. Thank you so much for the birthday greetings and I had a great week, so
it made it last a week. Bec is back home in Q'ld,
I will miss her as she was always looking for jobs to do to help me. I hope you and your husband are keeping well, I am, but a little tired
Take care dear friend, Love, Merle.

Momo and Pinot said...

Hello Margaret! We always always love your post and this is no exception. We particularly love the very first quote you wrote.

"A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you today just the way you are.

Sometime a friend you believed a 'friend' becomes a different person... Now we know what a real friend means.

Thank you very much for your kind comment on our new blog about James. We didn't expect any visitors so it was a very sweet surprise. :)

Momo, Pinot and mom

Joops said...

Hello ms. Margaret, its been a while since my last visit, whew.. Got caught up with my online classes.

I love this caught "A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you today just the way you are." Thanks for sharing.

Have a blessed Monday!

ryliej said...

Hello Ms. margaret. Those are enlightening quotes, thanks..

chubskulit said...

This is my favorite among the bunch "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."
Sooo true..

Umz {^o^} said...

Hello Margaret, this is my first time visiting your awesome site. I enjoyed reading your quotes, and my one favorite quote that hit me is this one..

"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get others interested in you."

Please keep on posting more.. will be back often.

Yeung said...

This quote caught my attention, "A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you today just the way you are."

This is one thing I can treasure, you have a great site full of interesting posts that will keep me coming back.

JAE said...

Hi Margaret, I just love reading your collection of quotes. they are all so true and indeed could lighten up one's life.

Im going to bookmark this entry so I can keep on reading it to truly inspires me when the going gets tough.

Margaret Cloud said...

I am glad you all liked the quotes, and I want to thank you all for coming by. I always like to come by and read what you have to say. Have a great week, and good luck to you all that has put in flowers and gardens, may they grow in abundance.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Oh Margaret, I like these a lot. Isn't it funny how you can hear one of these and be reminded of all sorts of memories and dreams all at the same time.

Eric and Flynn said...

Thank you for visiting us again. In answer to your question, no we don't get out of the garden. We have an eight foot high wooden fence around one side, and a conifer hedge (with wire netting behind it) running around the other side. As we can't get out of the garden, this means we can go in and out of our house whenever we wish. When our Beans go out, they bolt the garden gates so no-one can let us out. Mum takes us for walks in our fields every day as well. Do you have the url for our new blog? We changed in March but it has a link to our original blog too so we can use it as archives. The url is:
http://twodevoncats.blogspot.com
purrs from Eric and Flynn

Merle said...

Dear Margaret ~~ Thanks so much for your comments and nice words about my outfit and the pictures I posted. I had a great week and enjoyed every minute. Take care, Love, Merle.

Linda said...

Hi,
I'm so glad that I've come across your blog - it's wonderful. The quotes are beautiful and I'm quite fond of collecting quotes as well. You brought a smile to my day. Thanks!

Also, I am fond of digging up the memories and have made a habit of writing about the past - I write a lot about it on my own blog.

Hope you're having a blessed week,
Linda

Barbara Martin said...

Excellent sayings that stand the test of time. They will be with us forever and provide inspiration to us when needed. Thank you for sharing these.

Merle said...

Dear Margaret ~~ Yes Time is very precious. I am
sure I could use my time better than I do. Just
need to get motivated. We don't feel old, but just like we always did. Take care, Love, Merle.

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Sherry said...

I love all those quotes had to write a few down.

Denise said...

Hi Margaret, such a lovely selection of quotes. I have enjoyed catching up. Have a great weekend.

Lilly said...

Thanks for sharing Margaret, this one is my favourite - "Love is like the five loaves and two fishes. It doesn't start to multiply until you give it away."

peggy and The Cats said...

Hi Margaret, I love the quotes. I used to be signed up for a quote a day...... I wonder why I'm not getting it anymore? Time to go hunt for it. Thanks for the reminder :)

Margaret Cloud said...

Once more I appreciate your kind comments and you taking the time to come by.

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