Anybody have a favorite quote? # 2

Pat Roth
By Pat Roth Latest Reply 2010-04-02 23:04:13 -0500
Started 2010-02-17 12:58:02 -0600

started Feb 16,2010—-

I keep reading good quotes that I want to post but forget them before I get on this site, And you may quote me on that! Pat Roth

176 replies

jayabee52 2010-03-16 20:00:55 -0500 Report

"The question becomes not what suffering will come to us, but what stand we will take toward it. Whether by accident or by the cruelty of others, suffering comes our way, yet all the misfortune in life or the ill-will of humanity cannot penetrate the sanctuary of our soul. It is here that we take our stand. It is here that we take courage. It is here that we overcome the world."
Adolfo Quezada (1940 - )

Monalisa 2010-03-15 20:33:26 -0500 Report

If life throws at you lemons…learn how to make good lemonade…

And buy a good umbrella…Hahaha!!

Evelyn Kay
Evelyn Kay 2010-03-15 11:02:18 -0500 Report

I just found this quote…the foolish manseeks happiness in the distsnce…the wise man grows it under his feet.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-03-11 23:22:42 -0600 Report

"Anticipation is better than realization."
"When a child is the least loveable,
that is when they need the most loving."
My Mom,
Pat Roth

Pam from KCMO
Pam from KCMO 2010-03-12 08:47:18 -0600 Report

LOVE those, Pat! And the converse of "anticipation is better than realization" is - "FEAR is always WORSE than the reality!"

Thanks! - Pam

Evelyn Kay
Evelyn Kay 2010-03-11 11:05:49 -0600 Report

this is not really a quote but some thing i tell my kids and friends…Don't expect anyone to do something you can't do yourself…

jayabee52 2010-03-11 18:50:13 -0600 Report

Howdy Evelyn
I noticed you just joined DC
Hope to see you around the discussion boards


Anne56 2010-03-03 22:08:42 -0600 Report

I was listening (sort of) to the t.v. and heard a quote that I like very much. I'm not sure if it is Winston Churchill's, as I wasn't paying close attention…maybe Paul Whitchell?? Anyway: "Calm down and move on".

MAYS 2010-03-03 04:30:51 -0600 Report

Think positively about yourself… ask God who made you to keep on remaking you. ~Norman Vincent Peale

Looking back, you realize that a very special person passed briefly through your life, and that person was you. It is not too late to become that person again. ~Robert Brault

Kresge 2010-03-03 00:36:48 -0600 Report

"The time is always right to do the right thing."— Martin Luther King Jr.

"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend."— Martin Luther King Jr.

"So often times it happens that we live our lives in chains, and we never even know we have the key…"— The Eagles, Already Gone

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-03-02 14:26:17 -0600 Report

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body. But rather to skid in sideways, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO-HOO what a ride!' "

MAYS 2010-03-02 01:09:49 -0600 Report

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”

Ashley Smith

MAYS 2010-03-01 17:18:49 -0600 Report

“Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for the past and fear of the future.”
Fulton Oursler

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-03-01 18:45:01 -0600 Report

So true…the future does stink!!

MAYS 2010-03-01 18:49:39 -0600 Report

Your future and the future of those associated with you will always be bright because you are a true ray of sunshine, bringing warmth to all that know you.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-03-02 00:08:02 -0600 Report

Hey, Danni, you are too young to feel like that, maybe you need a change of pace, like seeing the sunshine that has been so elusive for all of us this winter! haha—I think I am getting a case of "cabin fever" haha—Love you, Pat R

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-03-02 00:17:27 -0600 Report

Yes Pat, this morning was cold, however this afternoon was sunny and beautiful. I have a fear of the future, I believe it's only because I have no big goals in my life to look forward to. When I start school I will get excited about the future again. However, I am not looking forward to the hot, humid summer we have down hear…that's when I would like to move back to New York or Jersey lol.
Is it snowing where you are? You can get rid of your cabin fever by going out and playing in the snow and building a snowman, than you can take a picture and put it up in your pictures so I can look at it and live vicariously through you lol and I will take a picture of the sun and birds and you can do the same.
:) Danni

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-03-03 20:27:04 -0600 Report

Hahah—you know, Danni, I have been thinking of how hard most of us are trying to be perfect, not be aware of our emotions and desires—-I do get outside, pull dead debris away from plants, look forward to the sun being out more, but not all care for gardening, not even the sun—so we must each find our own "turn-on" valve—music, reading, a career that we sometimes fall into by getting out and doing lots of things. The best to you, Danni, and ALL. Pat R

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-03-03 20:33:21 -0600 Report

I have that thing I do that takes me away. I'm all about playing and listening to music and writing.
I'm not a negative person. I use to dread waking up each day, so I have come a long day and soon I'll be stoked about everyday. It's not going to happen over night, but you all here have been a help and support.
:) Danni

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-03-25 16:57:54 -0500 Report

Don't give up, just grow up.

One of MY FAVOIRITE sayings to our children—-
"Because I said so!" hahah—we are studying about folks questioning the "Whys" of God—-then adapted it to our own every day lives—-

My mom used to call me to help her out with the dishes, "Patsy, come and help me wash dishes—-"
"OK, Mom. Wait till I finish this paragraph"—-and of course if she didn't yell again "in time" I started the NEXT paragraph! Finally the words that resounded throughout our small home were, "Patricia Ann, who do you think you are, the Queen of Sheba??!!" THEN I went, but I sure didn't ask, "WHY?!" haha—poor mom—lucky she just had one kiddo——PR

traceyj 2010-02-28 03:29:22 -0600 Report

I try to encourage my girls to give everything a go in life, so I like these quotes:

Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898),

I can believe anything, provided that it is quite incredible.

Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900),

griz104 2010-02-26 13:29:52 -0600 Report

Here is one that i am kinda partial to…I believe music defines our lives..
some days we dance to the blues, some days we hear the love songs, some days we need a little jazz, but every single day should ""rock"".

traceyj 2010-02-25 14:40:08 -0600 Report

This pretty much describes what it's like trying to talk sense to my 12 yr old diabetic daughter

The dead might as well try to speak to the living as the old to the young.

Willa Cather (1873 - 1947)

traceyj 2010-02-25 14:35:43 -0600 Report

I love quotes! Here's one of my many favourites:

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

Herm Albright (1876 - 1944)

OMG-T2 2010-02-25 11:25:33 -0600 Report

I really had to force myself to adopt the following philosophy, but it's been a wonderful thing:

"Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it." — Mark Twain

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-02-25 11:33:54 -0600 Report

Wow, that is impressive, babel 7!! Since I love gardening, I will probably retain that one as I will always have a constant reminder, my yard has so many wild violets! Love them! Pat R

OMG-T2 2010-02-25 12:13:45 -0600 Report

Hey Pat Roth!

I'm not babel_7 (at least I don't think so)…but I too love violets!

What I love most about Twain's quote is the implied subtlety of forgiveness, that it's as momentary and fleeting as something in the air. You have to catch the moment before it's gone.

Well, at least that's what I get from it!

OMG-T2 2010-02-25 14:43:43 -0600 Report

Here's another that I have always LOVED:

“Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.” — Robert Heinlein

appleseed 2010-03-10 21:38:37 -0600 Report

I also kinda like "never get in a wrestling match with a pig, you will get all dirty, and the pig loves it" Seems to fit a lot of circumstances

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2010-02-25 15:24:54 -0600 Report

Sorry, my mistake. I like to use folks' names when replying, scrolled up too far, but know that you understand—-I love violets too, dug some up from my yard and transplanted them into borders aroung my rock gardens where they really did flourish—when not tromped on. No pun or insult meant, just me trying to make a statement—-sigh—PR

jayabee52 2010-02-24 23:21:27 -0600 Report

If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.
Will Rogers

ken-e 2010-02-24 20:19:25 -0600 Report

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. -R. W. Emerson

The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. -H. D. Thoreau

MAYS 2010-02-24 19:14:59 -0600 Report

I find, by experience, that the mind and the body are more than married, for they are most intimately united; and when one suffers, the other sympathizes.
~Author : Earl of Chesterfield

MAYS 2010-02-24 01:13:15 -0600 Report

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.

Deborah L
Deborah L 2010-02-24 08:58:38 -0600 Report

"If you can't accept a life based on faith, you are doomed to a life dominated by doubt."

MAYS 2010-02-24 09:28:57 -0600 Report

“I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish He didn't trust me so much.”
Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Alice fay
Alice fay 2010-02-24 18:33:08 -0600 Report

Tell a joke, sing a song, pass a little joy along. But if someone should come your way , that dosen't share your joy today, the hell with em.

jayabee52 2010-02-24 23:11:40 -0600 Report

MAYS, what Confucius said reminds me of what Will Rogers said a few centuries later:
"There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves."