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Thread: Words To Live By...

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    Hi Everyone

    I have been reading an excellent book at the moment where the author has said so many things that I just think,
    'OMG What an excellent line, etc', and so thought I would ask everyone what affirmations, words of wisdom, quotes etc you like to live by or find interesting enough to stay with you?

    I know a lot of us have quotes in our signatures - The one in my sig is my favourite by far... "Happiness Is A Perfume You Cannot Pour On Others Without Spilling A Few Drops On Yourself....."

    Another one today I read was;
    " Hold every person close to your heart, because you might wake up one day & realise that you've lost a diamond while you were too busy collecting stones...."

    One from the book I've been reading is;
    " Nothing ever fits the palm so perfectly, or feels so right, or inspires so much protective instinct as the hand of a child.."

    And another one from the book...
    "Sometimes we love with nothing more than hope.
    Sometimes we cry with everything except tears.
    In the end thats all there is; love and its duty, sorrow & its truth."
    (A little dark, but still clever I think! )

    Am very interested to hear what makes everyone think, and to hear a few quotes I haven't heard before!

    I always am intrigued by other people's interpretations of life

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    Blessed are those who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused.


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    on the move.....


    My favourite is: The world begins to end, the day we remain silent about the things that matter - Martin Luther King

    But I also like: Be the change you wish to see in the world - Gandhi

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    The one I find saying the most in here is: "This too shall pass".

    I used to love the words of Oscar Wilde and his gems such as:

    "It is absurd to divide people into good or bad.... they are either charming or tedious".

    I have also lived by this saying by Nan Witcomb:

    "If you have been used to satisfy the lust of others
    your body and mind may be scarred
    but your soul can remain untouched and pure
    unless you perpetuate the evil..."

    But the words of children are often the most profound:

    "Best of all is a pencil and paper. If you don't have something you can always draw it or write about it. That's almost as good as the real thing to me". (Sally-Anne age 8)

    When I was in high school I used to keep a little note book of interesting things that I heard people say such as:

    "Gaggle, gaggle, gaggle.... Miss, they sound like a bloody flock of magpies on a telephone pole". (fellow student, male, complaining about the girls sitting at the back of class to our teacher. Year 11) Sorry that was a bit off topic but since I had my book of quotes out...

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    The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or heard, but must be felt with the heart...

    With Love
    Hippy mum
    Last edited by Gigi1; October 25th, 2007 at 09:49 PM.

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    Sydney - Inner West


    When you truly desire something, the universe conspires to make it happen!


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