Followers

18 February 2009

Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.
Voltaire French writer, 18th century
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No matter how bad things seem, there are always people in this world who care about others. That revelation changed my life.
Tony Bennett American singer, present day
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What is beautiful is not always good, but what is good is always beautiful.
Unknown
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Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.
Jack London American writer, 20th century
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The cream of enjoyment in this life is always impromptu. The chance walk; the unexpected visit; the unpremeditated journey; the unsought conversation or acquaintance.
FANY FERN American writer, 19th century
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It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.
ANONYMOUS
A diamond is a chunk of coal that made good under pressure.
ANONYMOUS
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There is a privacy about [winter] which no other season gives you.... In spring, summer, and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.
RUTH STOUT Gardening expert, 20th century
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5 comments:

kim-d said...

I love the one about playing a poor hand well. If we didn't know how to do that? Well, lots of us would have been reduced to oil spots on the ground a long time ago, huh? But we keep on keeping on. And I think I might even do the meme about the 10 people to spend 5 minutes with...

Alice said...

Oh...I needed this today. As, always, Ness....just beautiful.

Thanks for the encouragement.

TWEETY-LEE said...

I like the privacy of winters where you can find yourself. I think I would miss winter if I moved south. thanks for welcoming me

jojo said...

love the first one...it rings so true for me. Thanks Ness...love Wednesdays ;)

kim-d said...

Hey you, my Nessa. Just wanted to stop by and wish you a Good Morning and let you know I'm thinking of you. Hope you and Roger have a wonderful day! :)