Quotes, Quotes, Quotes!

I am a huge fan of quotes... like music, sometimes I find that someone else has eloquently found a way to express what is bouncing around in my brain, often causing quite a bit of chaos. I use a lot of them on the blog, so there are many interspersed throughout the entries. I'm going to try to also post just the quotes here, as an easily accessible place for other quote-aholics to find them.

New quotes added 1/14/15

Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. -- John Wooden

What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People cry, not because they are weak. It's because they've been strong for too long. --unknown

Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death. --unknown

Often it isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out, it's the little pebble in your shoe. --Muhammad Ali

We're all works in progress, though...sometimes we can find people who see us when we're diamonds in the rough and are healthy and safe people to be around. -- Kylie Rose

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. --Agnes Repplier

Be thankful for the bad things in life, for they open your eyes to the good things you weren't paying attention to before. -- unknown

Worrying is like praying for what you don't want. -- unknown

Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. -- J.K. Rowling

You can't reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday's junk. -- Louise Smith

Every day may not be good... but there is something good in every day. -- unknown

Sometimes things have to get ugly before the true beauty can be revealed. -- Violet Sueno

Just when the caterpillar thought life was over, it became a butterfly. -- anonymous

I'm not telling you it is going to be easy, I'm telling you it is going to be worth it. -- anonymous

After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box. -- Italian Proverb
You were given this life because you were strong enough to live it. -- unknown

Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses. - Alphonse Karr

I know G-d won't give me anything I can't handle. I just wish He didn't trust me so much. -- Mother Teresa

Success isn't just about what you accomplish in your life... it's about what you inspire others to do. -- Unknown

If you don't like something, change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it. -- Mary Englebreit

When you want something you never had, you have to do something you've never done. -- unknown

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

When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others. -- The Dalai Lama

Beauty is truth, truth beauty, - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. -- John Keats

Seasons change.  So do I.  Life goes on.  And then you die. -- unkown

Growing up is full of big moments. Some of them you can see coming from a mile away; and some you can't see at all. -- The Wonder Years

I am afraid to show you who I really am, because if I show you who I really am, you might not like it - and that's all I got. -- Sabrina Ward Harrison

Generosity is not giving me that which I need more than you do, but it is giving me that which you need more than I do. --Kahlil Gibran

For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes things gotta get uncomfortable before you can get comfy again. -- unknown

Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude. -- E.P. Powell

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. -- Cynthia Ozick

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. -- Winston Churchill

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you'll never enjoy the sunshine. -- Morris West

Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadow. -- Helen Keller

Change is never easy. You fight to hold on. You fight to let go.” - Wonder Years

Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. -- James M. Barrie

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. -- Louisa May Alcott

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. -- Anne Frank

The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. -- Helen Keller

A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears. -- Anne Roiphe

Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder. -- Aldous Huxley

Because beauty isn't enough, there must be something more. -- Eva Herzigova

Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it. -- Confucius

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. -- Kahlil Gibran

Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical. --Sophia Loren

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. --Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to remember that the planet is carrying you. --Vandana Shiva

Be patient and tough; some day this pain will be useful to you. --Ovid

Acceptance is the hardest part. When you do- then you know who and what you are fighting. --Melanie Jacob

By being yourself, you put something wonderful in the world that wasn't there before. -- Unknown

A journey is best measured by friends, rather than miles. --Tim Cahill

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where were only walls. --Joseph Campbell

No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. --Unknown

For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito. -- Betty Reese

Sometimes it feels like I'm reading and writing the next chapter all at the same time. -- Violet Sueno