Wednesday, June 29, 2011


f you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem.  Everything else is inconvenience.  ~Robert Fulghum

Pain is inevitable.  Suffering is optional.  ~M. Kathleen Casey

If you're going through hell, keep going.  ~Winston Churchill

We have no right to ask when sorrow comes, "Why did this happen to me?" unless we ask the same question for every moment of happiness that comes our way.  ~Author Unknown

A bend in the road is not the end of the road... unless you fail to make the turn.  ~Author Unknown

The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.  ~William Shakespeare, Othello

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.  I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.  ~Mother Teresa

The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.  ~Harry Golden

We acquire the strength we have overcome.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can't run away from trouble.  There ain't no place that far.  ~Uncle Remus

Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science, 1882

If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I would not pass it round.  Trouble creates a capacity to handle it.  I don't embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy.  But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

The healthy and strong individual is the one who asks for help when he needs it.  Whether he's got an abscess on his knee or in his soul.  ~Rona Barrett

Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.  ~Garth Brooks

Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known.  ~Garrison Keillor

Who will tell whether one happy moment of love or the joy of breathing or walking on a bright morning and smelling the fresh air, is not worth all the suffering and effort which life implies.  ~Erich Fromm

I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.  ~Jewish Proverb

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?  ~Rose F. Kennedy

You have come into a hard world.  I know of only one easy place in it, and that is the grave.  ~Henry Ward Beecher

If you want to forget all your other troubles, wear too tight shoes.  ~The Houghton Line, November 1965

Turn your wounds into wisdom.  ~Oprah Winfrey

Sometimes the littlest things in life are the hardest to take.  You can sit on a mountain more comfortably than on a tack.  ~Author Unknown

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.  ~Frank A. Clark

As long as you keep getting born, it's alright to die some times.  ~Orson Scott Card

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.  ~Kenji Miyazawa

Bad is never good until worse happens.  ~Danish Proverb

It just wouldn't be a picnic without the ants.  ~Author Unknown

You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.  ~Walt Disney

Adversity is like a strong wind.  It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.  ~Arthur Golden,Memoirs of a Geisha

When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold.  They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.  ~Barbara Bloom

There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out.  ~Lou Reed, "Magic and Loss"

We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn that it is God who is shaking them.  ~Charles C. West

Things are never so bad they can't be made worse.  ~From the movie The African Queen

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

The problem is not that there are problems.  The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.  ~Theodore Rubin

Every path hath a puddle.  ~George Herbert, "Jacula Prudentum"

A bad grade is only one letter in the Essay of life.  ~Lee Drake

I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.  ~Agatha Christie

Monday, June 27, 2011

Uplifting Quotes

  • “How you think about a problem is more important than the problem itself. So always think positively.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale
  • "Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it." ~ William Durant
  • "Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." ~ John Wooden
  • "This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." ~ Henry David Thoreau
  • You may encounter defeats, but you must not be defeated. ~ Maya Angelou
  • "Nature always wears the colors of the spirit." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy Quotes, Sayings and Words About Smiles and Laughter

A smile or laugh goes a long way toward making someone’s day. Adding these sayings to cards, notes or gift cards will be sure to bring someone good cheer.
  • “There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks them all.” ~ Anonymous
  • The earth laughs in flowers. ~ e. e. cummings
  • "There are no language barriers when you are smiling." ~ Allen Klein
  • "A good laugh is sunshine in a house." ~ William Makepeace Thackeray
  • "Let a series of happy thoughts run through your mind. They will show on your face." ~ Unknown

Uplifting Quotations and Words About Living Life, Love, and Joy

There is a daily need for one to be reminded to live a life full of hope. Favorite quotations can be inspirational positive reinforcement, a source of encouragement, and great reminders. Many of these are also good to tweet on Twitter.
  • "I am not afraid of storms, I am learning to sail my own ship." ~ Louise May Alcott
  • "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." ~ Annie Dillard
  • "Follow your bliss." ~ Joseph Campbell
  • "Happiness and love are just a choice away." ~ Leo Buscaglia
  • "Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “The best thing about being a woman, is the prerogative to have a little fun!” ~ Shania Twain
  • "Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly." ~ G.K. Chesterton
  • "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." ~ Chinese Saying
  • “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” ~ Dr. Seuss
  • Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, just harness your power to your passion. ~ Oprah
  • “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” ~ Arthur Rubinstein
  • "To reach a port, we must sail ~ sail, not tie at anchor ~ sail, not drift." ~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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Quote of Encouragement by Michael J. Fox

Some quotations are especially touching and are passed on from person to person. The following quote from actor (and founder of The Michael JFox Foundation for Parkinson's Research) Michael J. Fox is one that is good for such sharing and reminds one that while we can aim for excellence, perfection is not necessarily the best goal:
  • "I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business."
This quote is both encouraging, uplifting, and humbling.

Read more at Suite101: Uplifting Quotes, Words, and Cheerful Sayings: Encouraging Positive Thoughts and Wording for Scrapbooking & Cards |

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Stress Relief

The man who doesn't relax and hoot a few hoots voluntarily, now and then, is in great danger of hooting hoots and standing on his head for the edification of the pathologist and trained nurse, a little later on.  ~Elbert Hubbard

There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won't cure, but I don't know many of them.  ~Sylvia Plath,The Bell Jar

The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.  ~Attributed to both Jim Goodwin and Sydney J. Harris

Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.  ~Richard Carlson

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.  ~Margaret Fuller

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.  ~Ovid

For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.  ~Lily Tomlin

No one can get inner peace by pouncing on it.  ~Harry Emerson Fosdick

We live longer than our forefathers; but we suffer more from a thousand artificial anxieties and cares.  They fatigued only the muscles, we exhaust the finer strength of the nerves.  ~Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

Give your stress wings and let it fly away.  ~Terri Guillemets

Sometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold.  But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow.  ~Douglas Pagels, These Are the Gifts I'd Like to Give to You

The mark of a successful man is one that has spent an entire day on the bank of a river without feeling guilty about it.  ~Author Unknown

Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension.  ~Joshua L. Liebman

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.  ~Will Rogers, Autobiography, 1949

There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.  ~Bill Watterson,Calvin and Hobbes

There are an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job.  ~Peter Drucker

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.  ~Bertrand Russell

Stress is an ignorant state.  It believes that everything is an emergency.  ~Natalie Goldberg, Wild Mind

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering.  ~Pooh's Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne

Some of the secret joys of living are not found by rushing from point A to point B, but by inventing some imaginary letters along the way.  ~Douglas Pagels, These Are the Gifts I'd Like to Give to You

Is everything as urgent as your stress would imply?  ~Carrie Latet

To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace.  ~Milan Kundera

Sometimes it seems your ever-increasing list of things to do can leave you feeling totally undone.  ~Susan Mitchell and Catherine Christie, I'd Kill for a Cookie

I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days attack me at once.  ~Jennifer Yane

There is more to life than increasing its speed.  ~Mohandas K. Gandhi

The only liberty an inferior man really cherishes is the liberty to quit work, stretch out in the sun, and scratch himself.  ~H.L. Mencken

The field of consciousness is tiny.  It accepts only one problem at a time.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
~William Henry Davies

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.  ~Aesop,Fables

Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.  ~John De Paola

Releasing the pressure, it's good for the teapot and the water.  Try it sometime.  ~Jeb Dickerson,

Don't let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries.  ~Astrid Alauda

How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then to rest afterward.  ~Spanish Proverb

To be "on edge," you are literally not centered - not being in your spiritual center.  ~Carrie Latet

Each day should have a clearly marked emergency exit sign.  ~Dr. SunWolf

Stress is poison.  ~Agavé Powers

I try to avoid stress - it makes me feel like I'm rubber-stamping all my organs "Urgent."  ~Berri Clove

If your teeth are clenched and your fists are clenched, your lifespan is probably clenched.  ~Terri Guillemets

When Mozart was composing at the end of the eighteenth century, the city of Vienna was so quiet that fire alarms could be given verbally, by a shouting watchman mounted on top of St. Stefan's Cathedral.  In twentieth-century society, the noise level is such that it keeps knocking our bodies out of tune and out of their natural rhythms.  This ever-increasing assault of sound upon our ears, minds, and bodies adds to the stress load of civilized beings trying to live in a highly complex environment.  ~Steven Halpern

Loafing needs no explanation and is its own excuse.  ~Christopher Morley

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.  ~Jerome K. Jerome, The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow

There is precious little hope to be got out of whatever keeps us industrious, but there is a chance for us whenever we cease work and become stargazers.  ~H.M. Tomlinson

Sometimes a headache is all in your head.  Relax.  ~Hartman Jule

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.  ~Doug Larson

The healthy being craves an occasional wildness, a jolt from normality, a sharpening of the edge of appetite, his own little festival of Saturnalia, a brief excursion from his way of life.  ~Robert Maclver

Tension is who you think you should be.  Relaxation is who you are.  ~Chinese Proverb

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.  ~J. Lubbock

Stress is an admission of weakness, a cry of defeat to the world.  ~Carrie Latet

When I look at my hands and in my heart, I see stress as Lady Macbeth saw blood.  ~Berri Clove

A life spent in constant labor is a life wasted, save a man be such a fool as to regard a fulsome obituary notice as ample reward.  ~George Jean Nathan

Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.  ~Etty Hillesum

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Business Quotes

     I Like this quote I dislike this quoteIt is difficult, but not impossible, to conduct strictly honest business
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     I Like this quote I dislike this quoteI understand small business growth. I was one.
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