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Writings and Such

Some of the things I’ve written.


I collect quotes, it is something I have been doing for a long time and I am always looking for new ones. Normally they just sit in my book and rarely does someone else get to appreciate them. Thank you for letting me share them with you this way.

A goal is just a dream with a deadline.
– Anonymous

If it’s sanity you’re after, there’s no recipe like laughter.
– Henry Rutherford Elliot

Hold a true friend with both your hands.
– African Proverb

The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
– Joseph Addison

Real life isn’t always going to be perfect or go our way, but the recurring acknowledgment of what is working in our lives can help us not only survive but surmount our difficulties.
– Sarah Ban Breathnach

The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts.
– Marcus Aurelius

It seems to me that writing is a marvelous way of making sense of one’s life.
– John Cheever

Whatever happens, believe that the journey is worth taking, and then you will reach its end.

It is the little moments, humble though they be, that make the mighty ages of eternity.
– Julie A. Carney

A friend is someone you can be alone with and have nothing to do and not be able to think of anything to say and be comfortable in the silence.
– Sheryl Condie

And remember the truth that once was spoken. To love another person is to see the face of God.
– Les Misérables, Andrew Lloyd Webber

I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
– Roy Croft

It is the little moments, humble though they be, that make the mighty ages of eternity.
– Julie A. Carney

A friend may well be reckoned a masterpiece of nature.
– Emerson

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves, or rather loved in spite of ourselves.
– Victor Hugo

Secret admirers make us believe things about ourselves that we had always hoped were true.

The entire sum of existence is the magic of being needed by just one person.
– Vi Putnam

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
– Kurt Vonnegut

Do not look forward with fear to what might happen tomorrow, for the same everlasting Father that cared for you yesterday will take care of you today, tomorrow and everyday. Either He will shield you from suffering, or He will give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace then, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginings.

Christmas, children, is not a date. It is a state of mind.
– Mary Ellen Chase.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.

We simply must not be afraid to stand, even quietly, in defense of virtue. We must understand that there really are two forces warring for mankind and that we cannot be in both camps. We cannot be popular with everybody.
– Elder L. Aldin Porter

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constitued to be a profound secret and mystery to every other.
– Charles Dickens

The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.
– William Ralph Inge

The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when he discovers that someone else believes in him and is willing to trust him.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Too often we underestimate the power of touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
– Leo Buscaglia

I have a great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift.
-Septima Poinsette Clark

Nobody sees a flower, really – it is so small – we haven’t time, and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.
– Georgia O’Keeffe

Happiness is like a butterfly. The more you chase it, the more it will elude you. But if you turn your attention to other things, it comes and sits softly on your shoulder.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete. If you’re alive, it isn’t.
– Richard Bach

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