My “Great Quotes” File

I hate running across great quotes, but then forgetting them, so I decided to store them here – I’ll just keep editing this blog entry, updating it with new quotes as I trip across them.  God, I’m smart.  🙂

(finally thought to start putting the newest ones up top so you don’t have to scroll all the way down)  🙂

“We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us.” – Sir Thomas Browne

“Listen to your inner voice, and be who you are – not who people tell you you should be.”

“Chance is the pseudonym God uses when He does not want to sign His name.” – Anatole France

“With your heart, you can see the truth even without eyes.”

“Nothing that you’ve done or haven’t done has cancelled your destiny.”

“If I can only be with you in my dreams, let me sleep forever”

“I love her, and that’s the beginning of everything”

“thou art to me a delicious torment”

“soul meets soul on lovers’ lips”

“Miracles happen to those that believe”

“Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by its breathtaking moments.” – Michael Vance

“There are seven days in a week, and Someday isn’t one of them.”

“Love is strong as death, but hard as Hell.” – Meister Eckhart

“She’s kind of a “girl next door” type.  I mean, if you live next door to a mental hospital.” – Anonymous

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” – Edgar Allan Poe

“Do not wish to be anything but who you are, and try to be that perfectly.” – St. Francis de Sales

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” – Meister Eckhart

“The measure of love is to love without measure.” – (forgot who said that)

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you your heart’s desire.” – Jeremiah 29:11

“Wisdom consists in doing the next thing you have to do, doing it with your whole heart, and finding delight in doing it.” – Meister Eckhart

Ignore people who talk about you behind your back – That’s where they belong – behind you, fading in your rearview mirror.

“Worry is the interest paid upfront on a debt you may never actually owe.”  (Most of the things we worry ourselves to death about never even happen.)

“Worrying is like betting against yourself.”

All the things you take for granted, many people in the world are on their knees in tears praying for.

I’m allergic to stupidity – it makes me break out in sarcasm.

God loves acting at the very last minute, just when you’re about to give up hope.

Life has a funny way of working out just when you start to believe that it never will.

Don’t be afraid of losing someone who doesn’t feel lucky to have you.

If you’re going through hell, keep going…fast!  🙂

“I never killed a man that didn’t need killin’.” – Wild Bill Hickok or John Wesley Hardin, depending on who you believe

“People don’t need to be told they’re sinful – deep down, they already know that.  What they need to be told is that God loves them anyway.” – Desmond Ford (possibly the wisest preacher I’ve ever met – even if he is from Australia)

“Let other places practice cremation – here, I will bury you alive”. – Lin-chi, my favorite Zen kid

The emperor sent a man to inquire of Master Lin-chi, “What is the substance of your teaching?”  Lin-chi replied, “I kill the living and raise the dead.”

“Certain things catch your eye, but you should only pursue those that capture your heart.” – Indian proverb

Beware of no man more than yourself; we carry our worst enemies within us.” – G.K. Chesterton

“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever.” – Walt Disney

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

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