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
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
What is beautiful is not always good, but what is good is always beautiful.
Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.
Jack London American writer, 20th century
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
It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.
A diamond is a chunk of coal that made good under pressure.
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


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 rings so true for me. Thanks 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! :)