Saturday, April 30, 2005

Yearbook Quotes

  ~Author unknown, from a television commercial Life moves pretty fast.  If you don't stop to look around once in a while you could miss it.  ~From the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off God gave us memories that we might have roses in December.  ~J.M. Barrie, Courage, 1922 How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? ~Dr. Seuss We do not remember days; we remember moments.  ~Cesare Pavese, The Burning Brand Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.  ~John Lennon The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers.  But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.  ~Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, 1996 Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.  ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book What we are is God's gift to us.  What we become is our gift to God.  ~Eleanor Powell Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember.  ~Seneca Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things.  ~Author Unknown I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.  ~Mark Twain There are big ships and small ships.  But the best ship of all is friendship.  ~Author Unknown A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked.  ~Author Unknown Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.  ~David Frost Dream as if you'll live forever.  Live as if you'll die today.  ~James Dean Time goes, you say?  Ah no! Alas, Time stays, we go. ~Henry Austin Dobson Friends are kisses blown to us by angels.  ~Author Unknown Friends are relatives you make for yourself.  ~Eustache Deschamps The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow sep

Quotes for Teens: Music and Dancing

You can dance anywhere, even if only in your heart.  ~Author Unknown Music was my refuge.  I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.  ~Maya Angelou, Gather Together in My Name If I ever die of a heart attack, I hope it will be from playing my stereo too loud.  ~Anonymous Dance till the stars come down from the rafters Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop. ~W.H. Auden Music is love in search of a word.  ~Sidney Lanier Dancing is the poetry of the foot.  ~John Dryden Without music life would be a mistake.  ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche I see dance being used as communication between body and soul, to express what it too deep to find for words.  ~Ruth St. Denis Music is the poetry of the air.  ~Richter Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.  ~Kurt Vonnegut Music's the medicine of the mind.  ~John A. Logan To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.  ~Hopi Indian Saying Music is the universal language of mankind.  ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Outre-Mer Music rots

Inspirational Quotes for Teens: Dare To Be Great

Great ideas need landing gear as well as wings.  ~C.D. Jackson Life's problems wouldn't be called "hurdles" if there wasn't a way to get over them.  ~Author Unknown Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.  ~Author UnknownGod gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow in them.  ~Author Unknown Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.  ~Woody Allen The best angle from which to approach any problem is the try-angle.  ~Author Unknown The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers.  But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.  ~Sarah Ban Breathnach, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, 1996 When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.  ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.  ~Charles C. Noble Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.  ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book Don't live down to expe

Quotes for Teens: Heartbreak and Breaking Up

  Sometimes it's better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.  ~Author Unknown Love is like a puzzle.  When you're in love, all the pieces fit but when your heart gets broken, it takes a while to get everything back together.  ~Author Unknown Maybe part of loving is learning to let go.  ~From the television show The Wonder Years I prithee send me back my heart, Since I cannot have thine; For if from yours you will not part, Why, then, shouldst thou have mine? ~John Suckling As soon as forever is through, I'll be over you.  ~Toto Let your tears come.  Let them water your soul.  ~Eileen Mayhew It's so curious:  one can resist tears and 'behave' very well in the hardest hours of grief.  But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer... and everything collapses.  ~Colette The heart is the only broken instrument that works.  ~T.E. Kalem Sometimes I wish I were a little kid again, skinned knees are easier to fix than broken hearts.  ~Author Unknown God can heal a broken heart, but He has to have all th

Quotes for Teens: Best Friends Forever

Friends are relatives you make for yourself.  ~Eustache Deschamps You can always tell a real friend:  when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.  ~Laurence J. Peter A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.  ~Douglas Pagels A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.  ~Leo Buscaglia The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.  ~Elisabeth Foley Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.  ~Sicilian Proverb When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.  The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.  ~Henri Nouwen In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.  It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.  We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.  ~Albert Schweitzer True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.  ~Dave Tyson Gentry Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.  ~Virginia Woolf The language of friendship is not words but meanings.  ~Henry David Thoreau She is a friend of mind.  She gather me, man.  The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.  It's good, you know, when you got a woman who is a friend of your mind.  ~Toni Morrison, Beloved Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend.  ~Plautus If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give.  ~George MacDonald Silences make the real conversations between friends.  Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.  ~Margaret Lee Runbeck, Answer Without Ceasing Yes we are [friends] and I do like to pass the day with you in serious and inconsequential chatter.  I wouldn't mind washing up beside you, dusting beside you, reading the back half of the paper while you read the front.  We are friends and I would miss you, do miss you and think of you very often.  I don't want to lose this happy space where I have found someone who is smart and easy and doesn't bother to check her diary when we arrange to meet.  ~Jeanette Winterson, Written on the Body, 1992 It takes a long time to grow an old friend.  ~John Leonard The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.  ~William Blake A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend

Quotes for Teens: Being in Love

and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same. ~Flavia Weedn, Forever Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.  ~Mark Overby Love - a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker.  ~Author Unknown Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. ~William Shakespeare, Mid-Summer Night's Dream, 1595 Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939, translated from French by Lewis Galantière When love is not madness, it is not love.  ~Pedro Calderon de la Barca For you see, each day I love you more Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow. ~Rosemonde Gerard Love is a symbol of eternity.  It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.  ~Author Unknown Without love, what are we worth?  Eighty-nine cents!  Eighty-nine cents worth of chemicals walking around lonely.  ~M*A*S*H, Hawkeye The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it.  You and you alone make me feel that I am alive.  Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.  ~George Moore We loved with a love that was more than love.  ~Edgar Allan Poe The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.  ~Quoted by Alexandra Penney in Self Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.  ~Jean Anouilh Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.  ~Ben Hecht Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.  ~Henry Van Dyke A bell is no bell 'til you ring it, A song is no song 'til you sing it, And love in your heart Wasn�t put there to stay - Love isn�t love 'Til you give it away. ~Oscar Hammerstein, Sound of Music, "You Are Sixteen (Reprise)" (Thank y

Quotes for Women's Greetings

but it keeps finding me!  ~Author Unknown Don't cook.  Don't clean.  No man will ever make love to a woman because she waxed the linoleum - "My God, the floor's immaculate.  Lie down, you hot bitch."  ~Joan Rivers Women may be able to fake orgasms, but men can fake whole relationships.  ~James Shubert Jesus was a typical man - they always say they'll come back but you never see them again.  ~Author Unknown THREE wise men - are you serious?  ~Author Unknown Home cooking:  where many a man thinks his wife is.  ~Author Unknown The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat are really good friends.  ~Author Unknown You have to have the kind of body that doesn't need a girdle in order to get to pose in one.  ~Carolyn Kenmore If you have formed the habit of checking on every new diet that comes along, you will find that, mercifully, they all blur together, leaving you with only one definite piece of information:  french-fried potatoes are out.  ~Jean Kerr A lot of guys think the larger a woman's breasts are, the less intelligent she is.  I don't think it works like that.  I think it's the opposite.  I think the larger a woman's breasts are, the less intelligent the men become.  ~Anita Wise My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four.  Unless there are three other people.  ~Orson Welles A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.  ~Irina Dunn, 1970, commonly misattributed to Gloria Steinem who had quoted Dunn Sure God created man before woman.  But then you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece.  ~Author Unknown Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men.  ~Frank McKinney "Kin" Hubbard Some men are so macho they'll get you pregnant just to kill a rabbit.  ~Maureen Murphy Behind every successful woman... is a substantial amount of coffee.  ~Stephanie Piro I've decided that perhaps I'm bulimic and just keep forgetting to purge.  ~Paula Poundstone Where do you go to get anorexia?  ~Shelley Winters There are much easier things in life than finding a good man.  Nailing Jell-O to a tree, for instance.  ~Author Unknown Men are like a fine wine.  They start out like grapes, and it's our job to stomp on them and keep them in the dark until they mature into something you'd like to have dinner with.  ~Author Unknown The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he is a baby.  ~Natalie Wood Buying something on sale is a very special feeling.  In fact, the less I pay for something, the more it is worth to me.  I have a dress that I paid so little for that I am afraid to wear it.  I could spill something on it, and then how would I replace it for that amount of money?  ~Rita Rudner Don't accept rides from strange men - and remember that all men are as strange as hell.  ~Robin Morgan Forget love... I'd rather fall in chocolate!  ~Author Unknown Stressed spelled backwards is desserts.  Coincidence?  I think not!  ~Author Unknown If I had been around when Rubens was painting, I would have been revered as a fabulous model.  Kate Moss?  Well, she would have been the paintbrush.  ~Dawn French The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates.  ~Dave Barry Who ever thought up the word "Mammogram?"

Wedding Quotes

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Veterans Day Quotes (Armistice Day)

It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.  ~Dick Cheney In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.  ~José Narosky This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.  ~Elmer Davis But fame is theirs - and future days On pillar'd brass shall tell their praise; Shall tell - when cold neglect is dead - "These for their country fought and bled." ~Philip Freneau Freedom is never free.  ~Author Unknown I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.  ~Gary Hart When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?  ~George Canning As we express our gra

Valentine's Day Quotes

  ~Albert Einstein For you see, each day I love you more Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow. ~Rosemonde Gerard Love is a symbol of eternity.  It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.  ~Author Unknown Love - a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker.  ~Author Unknown Trip over love, you can get up.  Fall in love and you fall forever.  ~Author Unknown Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. ~William Shakespeare, Mid-Summer N

Thinking of You Quotes

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see.  ~John Burroughs Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.  "Pooh!" he whispered.  "Yes, Piglet?"  "Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw.  "I just wanted to be sure of you."  ~A.A. MilneGod understands our prayers even when we can't find the wor

Thanksgiving Quotes

  Hide the dark parts, except so far as they are breaking out in light!  Give this one day to thanks, to joy, to gratitude!  ~Henry Ward Beecher Our rural ancestors, with little blest, Patient of labour when the end was rest, Indulged the day that housed their annual grain, With feasts, and off'rings, and a thankful strain. ~Alexander Pope What we're really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets.  I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?  ~Erma Bombeck, "No One Diets on Thanksgiving," 26 November 1981 Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.  ~W.J. Cameron He who thanks but with the lips Thanks but in part; The full, the true Thanksgiving Comes from the heart. ~J.A. Shedd Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.  ~Edward Sandford Martin For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson For flowers tha

Thank You Quotes

  ~G.B. Stern The only people with whom you should try to get even are those who have helped you.  ~John E. Southard The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.  ~Oscar Wilde Gratitude is the memory of the heart.  ~Jean Baptiste Massieu, translated from French How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world. ~William Shakespeare It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.  ~Author Unknown Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.  ~Mark Twain How beautiful a day can be When kindness touches it! ~George Elliston We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.  ~Thornton Wilder I feel a very unusual sensation - if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.  ~Benjam

Teacher Appreciation Quotes

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Sympathy Quotes

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Sweetest Day Quotes

  Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered.  Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.  ~Charles H. Spurgeon It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.  ~Author Unknown Today, give a stranger one of your smiles.  It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.  ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  If you want to be happy, practice compassion.  ~Dalai Lama Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.  ~Mark Twain Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness.  ~Seneca Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone, Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in your own. ~Adam Lindsay Gordon How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong.  Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.  ~George Washington Carver You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Be kind.  Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.  ~Attributed to both T.H. Thompson and John Watson A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses.  ~Chinese Proverb Open your heart - open it wide; someone is standing outside.  ~Quoted in Believe: A Christmas Treasury by Mary Engelbreit Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight.  Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward.  Your life will never be the same again.  ~Og Mandino Real charity doesn't care if it's tax-deductible or not.  ~Dan Bennett Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does.  ~William James Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It's not.  ~Dr. Seuss Being good is commendable, but only when it is combined with doing good is it useful.  ~Author Unknown It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little - do what you can.  ~Sydney Smith You give but little when you give of your possessions.  It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.  ~Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet While earning your daily bread, be sure you share a slice with those less

St Patrick's Day Quotes

But till that day, plaise God, I'll stick to the Wearin' o' the Green. You've heard I suppose, long ago, How the snakes, in a manner most antic He marched to the County Mayo, And trundled them into th' Atlantic ~Author Unknown St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.  ~Attributed to Adrienne Cook Anyone acquainted with Ireland knows that the morning of St. Patrick's Day consists of the night of the 17th of March flavored strongly with the morning of the 18th.  ~Author UnknownPage Information: www.quotegarden.net/st-patricks-day.html document.write(LastUpdate())                              

Retirement Quotes

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 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 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 You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely.  ~Author Unknown Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.  ~Herbert Asquith Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.  ~William Wordsworth First you forget names; then you forget faces; then you forget to zip up your fly; and then you forget to unzip your fly.  ~Branch Rickey The reason the pro tells you to keep your head down is so you can't see him laughing.  ~Phyllis Diller If you drink, don't drive.  Don't even putt.  ~Dean Martin If you are going to throw a club, it is important to throw it ahead of you, down the fairway, so you don't have to waste energy going back to pick it up.  ~Tommy Bolt Graphic Credit: PrintMaster © 1998 Mindscape, Inc. All rights reserved.  For viewing only; do not download. Page Information: www.quotegarden.net/retirement.html document.write(LastUpdate())                              

Presidents Day Quotes

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Friday, April 29, 2005

Patriot Day Quotes

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.  ~Eric Hoffer Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.  ~The Wonder Years Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.  ~Dan Rather There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go.  ~Author Unknown In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.  ~Robert Ingersoll While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.  ~John Taylor Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him.  ~Albert Schweitzer God is closest to those with broken hearts.  ~Jewish Saying When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you're slamming the door in the face of God.  ~Charles L. Allen Some see a hopeless end, while others see an endless hope.  ~Author Unknown The real differences around the world today are not between Jews and Arabs; Protestants and Catholics; Muslims, Croats, and Serbs.  The real differences are between those who embrace peace and those who would destroy it; between those who look to the future and those who cling to the past; between those who open their arms and those who are determined to clench their fists.  ~William J. Clinton, 1997 We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power.  Then will our world know the blessings of peace.  ~William Ewart Gladstone If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.  ~Mother Teresa Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.  ~Alfred North Whitehead Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.  ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters to Lucilius ...a final comfort that is small, but not cold:  The heart is the only broken instrument that works.  ~T.E. Kalem I couldn't help but say to [Mr. Gorbachev], just think how easy his task and mine might be in these meetings that we held if suddenly there was a threat to this world from another planet.  [We'd] find out once and for all that we really are all human beings here on this earth together.  ~Ronald Reagan, 1985 Every evening I turn my worries over to God.  He's going to be up all night anyway.  ~Mary C. Crowley The only courage that mat

Party Invitation Quotes

Like other parties of the kind, it was first silent, then talky, then argumentative, then disputatious, then unintelligible, then altogether, then inarticulate, and then drunk.  When we had reached the last step of this glorious ladder, it was difficult to get down again without stumbling.  ~George Gordon, Lord Byron Stay busy, get plenty of exercise, and don't drink too much.  Then again, don't drink too little.  ~Herman "Jackrabbit" Smith-Johannsen Drink, and dance and laugh and lie, Love the reeling midnight through, For tomorrow we shall die! (But, alas, we never do.) ~Dorothy Parker Spend the afternoon.  You can't take it with you.  ~Annie Dillard I am thankful for the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends.  ~Nancie J. Carmody If four or five guys tell you that you're drunk, even though you know you haven't had a thing to drink, the least you can do is to lie down a little while.  ~Joseph Schenck There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.  ~George Santayana, "War Shrines," Soliloquies in England and Later Soliloquies, 1922 Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea.  ~Henry Fielding, "Love in Several Masques" Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed.  Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams.  If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered.  Then I say to myself, it is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.  ~Jack Handey? There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want.  ~Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbes Remember:  "I" before "E," except in Budweiser. And the night shall be filled with music, And the cares that infest the day Shall fold their tents like the Arabs And as silently steal away. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Day Is Done I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it.  I want to have lived the width of it as well.  ~Diane Ackerman To alcohol, the cause and solution to all of life's problems.  ~Homer Simpson Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson One's friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human.  ~George Santayana Health - what my friends are always drinking to before they fall down.  ~Phyllis Diller Life moves pretty fast.  If you don't stop to look around once in a whi

New Year Quotes

The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year.  It is that we should have a new soul.  ~G.K. Chesterton Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits.  ~Author Unknown A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.  ~Author Unknown No one ever regarded the First of January with indifference.  It is that from which all date their time, and count upon what is left.  It is the nativity of our common Adam.  ~Charles Lamb New Year's Day is every man's birthday.  ~Charles Lamb The me

New Job Congratulations Quotes

Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.  ~H. Jackson Browne Don't worry about people stealing your ideas.  If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.  ~Howard Aiken If a trainstation is where the train stops, what's a workstation?  ~Author Unknown The brain is a wonderful organ.  It starts working the moment you get up in the morning, and does not stop until you get into the office.  ~Robert Frost Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work.  ~John G. Pollard The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.  ~Arnold Toynbee I've met a few people in my time who were enthusiastic about hard work.  And it was just my luck that all of them happened to be men I was working for at the time.  ~Bill Gold Your Business clothes are naturally at

Missing You Quotes

If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.  ~Attributed to Claudia Ghandi Within you I lose myself... Without you I find myself Wanting to be lost again. ~Author Unknown What is the opposite of two?  A lonely me, a lonely you.  ~Richard Wilbur Life is so short, so fast the lone hours fly, We ought to be together, you and I. I keep coming back to you in my head, but you couldn't know that, and I have no carbons.  ~Adrienne Rich I am tired, Beloved, of chafing my heart against the want of you; of squeezing it into little inkdrops, And posting it. ~Amy Lowell, "The Letter" I dropped a tear in the ocean.  The day you find it is the day I will stop missing you.  ~Author Unknown I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long.  If we're in each other's dreams, we can play together all n

Memorial Day Quotes (Decoration Day)

To dwell, a weeping hermit, there. ~William Collins The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree.  ~Thomas Campbell Decoration Day is the most beautiful of our national holidays.... The grim cannon have turned into palm branches, and the shell and shrapnel into peach blossoms.  ~Thomas Bailey Aldrich Who kept the faith and fought the fight; The glory theirs, the duty ours. ~Wallace Bruce Cover them over with beautiful flowers, Deck them with garlands, those brothers of ours, Lying so silent by night and by day Sleeping the years of their manhood away. ~Will Carleton All we have of freedom, all we use or know - This our fathers bought for us long and long ago. ~Rudyard Kipling, The Old Issue, 1899 But fame is theirs - and future days On pillar'd brass shall tell their praise; Shall tell - when cold neglect is dead - "These for their country fought and bled." ~Philip Freneau Spirit, that made those heroes dare To die, and leave their children free, Bid Time and Nature gently spare The shaft we raise to them and thee. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson They hover as a cloud of witnesses above this Nation.  ~Henry Ward Beecher These martyrs of patriotism gave their lives for an idea.  ~Schuyler Colfax They saw their injured country's woe; The flaming town, the wasted field; Then rushed to meet the insulting foe; They took the spear, - but left the shield. ~Philip Freneau For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.  ~William Penn Ah! never shall the land forget How gushed the life-blood of her brave - ~William Cullen Bryant How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!  ~Maya Angelou Fold him in his country's stars. Roll the drum and fire the volley! What to him are all our wars, What but death bemocking folly? ~George Henry Boker The hero dead cannot expire: The dead still play their part. ~Charles Sangster We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them.  ~Francis A. Walker Graphic Credit: © Microsoft Corporation Page Information: www.quotegarden.net/me

Martin Luther King Day Quotes

  Our abundance has brought us neither peace of mind nor serenity of spirit.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love, 1963 I would be the last to condemn the thousands of sincere and dedicated people outside the churches who have labored unselfishly through various humanitarian movements to cure the world of social evils, for I would rather a man be a committed humanist than an uncommitted Christian.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love, 1963 The oceans of history are made turbulent by the ever-rising tides of hate.  History is cluttered with the wreckage of nations and individuals that pursued that self-defeating path of hate.  Love is the key to the solution of the problems of the world.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Nobel Prize lecture, 11 December 1968 Will we march only to the music of time, or will we, risking criticism and abuse, march to the soul-saving music of eternity?  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love, 1963 When Negroes looked for the second phase, the realization of equality, they found that many of their white allies had quietly disappeared.... To stay murder is not the same thing as to ordain brotherhood.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, 1967 Black Power alone is no more insurance against social injustice than white power.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, 1967 In the final analysis the weakness of Black Power is its failure to see that the black man needs the white man and the white man needs the black man.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, 1967 The problem with hatred and violence is that they intensity the fears of the white majority, and leave them less ashamed of their prejudices toward Negroes.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, 1967 I still have a dream today that one day war will come to an end, that men will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks, that nations will no longer rise up against nations, neither will they study war any more.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., The Trumpet of Conscience, 1968 We were taking the black young men who had been crippled by our society and sending them eight thousand miles away to guarantee liberties in Southeast Asia which they had not found in southwest Georgia and East Harlem.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., The Trumpet of Conscience, 1968 As a teenager I had never been able to accept the fact of having to go to the back of a bus or sit in the segregated section of a train.  The first time I had been seated behind a curtain in a dining car, I felt as if the curtain had been dropped on my selfhood.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, 1958 We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people, but for the appalling silence of the good people.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr. The first question which the priest and the Levite askedwas:  "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"  But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:  "If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"  ~Martin Luther King, Jr. Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr. The means by which we live have outdistanced the ends for which we live.  Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.  We have guided missiles and misguided men.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love, 1963 If a man is called a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.  He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and Earth will pause to say, Here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr. I am convinced that the universe is under the control of a loving purpose, and that in the struggle for righteousness man has cosmic companionship.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr. [W]e are the heirs of a past of rope, fire, and murder.  I for one am not ashamed of this past.  My shame is for those who became so inhuman that they could inflict this torture upon us.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, 1967 It was argued that the Negro was inferior by nature because of Noah's curse upon the children of Ham.... The greatest blasphemy of the whole ugly process was that the white man ended up making God his partner in the exploitation of the Negro.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, 1967 Even when the polls are open to all, Negroes have shown themselves too slow to exercise their voting privileges.  There must be a concerted effort on the part of Negro leaders to arouse their people from their apathetic indifference.... In the past, apathy was a moral failure.  Today, it is a form of moral and political suicide.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, 1958 The Negro is the child of two cultures - Africa and America.  The problem is that in the search for wholeness all too many Negroes seek to embrace only one side of their natures.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, 1967 And so we shall have to do more than register and more than vote; we shall have to create leaders who embody virtues we can respect, who have moral and ethical principles we can applaud with enthusiasm.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, 1967 There comes a time when people get tired of being plunged into the abyss of exploitation and nagging injustice.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, 1958 If you will protest courageously, and yet with dignity and Christian love, when the history books are written in future generations, the historians will have to pause and say, "There lived a great people - a black people - who injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization."  This is our challenge and our overwhelming responsibility.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., address to Holt Street Baptist Church, 5 December 1955 [E]very human life is a reflection of divinity, and... every act of injustice mars and defaces the image of God in man.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, 1967 Unfortunately, most of the major denominations still practice segregation in local churches, hospitals, schools, and other church institutions.  It is appalling that the most segregated hour of Christian America is eleven o'clock on Sunday morning, the same hour when many are standing to sing:  "In Christ There Is No East Nor West."  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, 1958 We were all involved in the death of John Kennedy.  We tolerated hate; we tolerated the sick stimulation of violence in all walks of life; and we tolerated the differential application of law, which said that a man's life was sacred only if we agreed with his views.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Why We Can't Wait, 1963 President Lyndon Johnson's high spirits were marked as he circulated among the many guests whom he had invited to witness an event he confidently felt to be historic, the signing of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.... The bill that lay on the polished mahogany desk was born in violence in Selma, Alabama, where a stubborn sheriff... had stumbled against the future.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, 1967 Liberalism provided me with an intellectual satisfaction that I never found in fundamentalism.  I became so enamored of the insights of liberalism that I almost fell into the trap of accepting uncritically everything it encompassed.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love, 1963 When the Negro was completely an underdog, he needed white spokesmen.  Liberals played their parts in this period exceedingly well.... But now that the Negro has rejected his role as an underdog, he has become more assertive in his search for identity and group solidarity; he wants to speak for himself.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, 1967 A second basic fact that characterizes nonviolence is that it does not seek to defeat or humiliate the opponent, but to win his friendship and understanding.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, 1958 Nonviolent resistance makes it possible for the Negro to remain in the South and struggle for his rights.  The Negro's problem will not be solved by running away.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, 1958 You are quite right in calling for negotiation.  Indeed, this is the very purpose of direct action.  Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., to the eight fellow clergymen who opposed the civil rights action, "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Why We Can't Wait, 1963 As I like to say to the people in Montgomery:  "The tension in this city is not between white people and Negro people.  The tension is, at bottom, between justice and injustice, between the forces of light and the forces of darkness."  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, 1958 There is such a thing as the freedom of exhaustion.  Some people are so worn down by the yoke of oppression that they give up.... The oppressed must never allow the conscience of the oppressor to slumber.... To accept injustice or segregation passively is to say to the oppressor that his actions are morally right.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, 1958 One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws.  Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Why We Can't Wait, 1963 I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and is willing to accept the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Why We Can't Wait, 1963 We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was "legal" and everything the Hungarian freedom fighters did in Hungary was "illegal."  ~Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Why We Can't Wait, 1963 W

Labor Day Quotes

Labor was the first price, the original purchase-money that was paid for all things.  It was not by gold or by silver, but by labor, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased.  ~Adam Smith Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.  ~Ovid Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.  ~Anatole France, The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard A mind always employed is always happy.  This is the true secret, the grand recipe, for felicity.  ~Thomas Jefferson God give me work, till my life shall end And life, till my work is done. ~Epitaph of Winifred Holtby 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 only liberty

Kwanzaa Quotes

  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wartime Writings 1939-1944, translated from French by Norah Purcell "Independence"... [is] middle-class blasphemy.  We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth.  ~G.B. Shaw, Pygmalion, 1912 A snowflake is one of God's most fragile creations, but look what they can do when they stick together!  ~Author Unknown You cannot contribute anything to the ideal condition of mind and heart known as Brotherhood, however much you preach, posture, or agree, unless you live it.  ~Faith Baldwin KUJICHAGULIA Self-DeterminationNo man is free who is not a master of himself.  ~Epictetus Every man is the architect of his own fortune.  ~Sallust Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.  ~Seneca I don't know what the future may hold, but I know who holds the future.  ~Ralph Abernathy UJIMA Collective Work and ResponsibilityWe don't accomplish anything in this world alone... and whatever happens is the result of the whole tapestry of one's life and all the weavings of individual threads form one to another that creates something.  ~Sandra Day O'Connor Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.  ~Henry Ford Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.  ~Helen Keller We all participate in weaving the social fabric; we should therefore all participate in patching the fabric when it develops holes.  ~Anne C. Weisberg Service to others is the rent you pay for your

I'm Sorry Quotes

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and for deeds left undone.  ~Harriet Beecher Stowe, Little Foxes, 1865 An apology is a good way to have the last word.  ~Author Unknown An apology is the superglue of life.  It can repair just about anything.  ~Lynn Johnston The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.  ~Red Auerbach Apology is a lovely perfume; it can transform the clumsiest moment into a gracious gift.  ~Margaret Lee Runbeck Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.  ~Paul Boese Remember, we all stumble, every one of us.  That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.  ~Emily Kimbrough It is easier to get forgiveness than permission.  ~Stewart's Law of Retroaction If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say?  And why are you waiting?  ~Stephen Levine For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.  ~Author Unknown Not the fastest horse can catch a word spoken in anger.  ~Chinese Proverb It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.  ~William Blake Tr

I Love You Quotes

Love - a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker.  ~Author Unknown You learn to like someone when you find out what makes them laugh, but you can never truly love someone until you find out what makes them cry.  ~Author Unknown Sometimes we make love with our eyes.  Sometimes we make love with our hands.  Sometimes we make love with our bodies.  Always we make love with our hearts.  ~Author Unknown You know when you have found your prince because you not only have a smile on your face but in your heart as well.  ~Author Unknown Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.  ~Oprah Winfrey Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart.  ~Author Unknown Soul-mates are people who bring out the best in you.  They are not perfect but are always perfect for you.  ~Author Unknown Trip over love, you can get up.  Fall in love and you fall forever.  ~Author Unknown Love one another and you will be happy.  It's as simple and as difficult as that.  ~Michael Leunig Who, being loved, is poor?  ~Oscar Wilde Are we not like two volumes of one book?  ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore Without love, what are we worth?  Eighty-nine cents!  Eighty-nine cents worth of chemicals walking around lonely.  ~M*A*S*H, Hawkeye The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it.  You and you alone make me feel that I am alive.  Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.  ~Geor

U.S.A. Independence Day Quotes

  ~George Bernard Shaw America is much more than a geographical fact.  It is a political and moral fact - the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.  ~Adlai Stevenson May the sun in his course visit no land more free, more happy, more lovely, than this our own country!  ~Daniel Webster If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace.  ~Hamilton Fish I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery.  ~Author Unknown Without freedom, no one really has a name.  ~Milton Acorda All we have of freedom, all we use or know - This our fathers bought for us long and long ago. ~Rudyard Kipling, The Old Issue, 1899 We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls.  ~Robert J. McCracken Where liberty dwells, there is my country.  ~Benjamin Franklin Liberty means responsibility.  That is why most men dread it.  ~George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, "Maxims: Liberty and Equality," 1905 It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism.  ~J. Horace McFarland The winds that blow through the wide sky in these mounts, the winds that sweep from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic - have always blown on free men.  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.  ~Simone de Beauvoir The United States is the only country with a known birthday.  ~James G. Blaine Many politicians are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom.  The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.  ~Thomas MacaulayThen join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall. ~John Dickinson We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.  ~William Faulkner My God!  How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!  ~Thomas Jefferson What is the essence of America?  Finding and maintaining that perfect, delicate balance between freedom "to" and freedom "from."  ~Marilyn vos Savant, in Parade How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy.  ~Paul Sweeney We need an America with the wisdom of experience.  But we must not let America grow old in spirit.  ~Hubert H. Humphrey Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.  ~Abraham Lincoln Freedom is the oxygen of the soul.  ~Moshe Dayan It

Housewarming Quotes

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Hang in There Quotes

  ~Flavia Weedn, Flavia and the Dream Maker When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.  ~Harriet Beecher Stowe The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.  ~Ivy Baker Priest You must be at the end of your rope.  I felt a tug.  ~Author Unknown Graphic Credit: © Microsoft Corporation Page Information: www.quotegarden.net/hang-in.html document.write(LastUpdate())                              

Halloween Quotes

Black as a blackmoor, blin' as a mole. ~James Farguson A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween.  ~Erma Bombeck Red serpents, fiery forms, and yelling hags, Fit company for mad adventurers. ~Philip Freneau At first cock-crow the ghosts must go Back to their quiet graves below. ~Theodosia Garrison 'Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world. ~William Shakespeare Ghosts, like ladies, never speak till spoke to.  ~Richard Harris Barham Of calling shapes, and beck'ning shadows dire, And airy tongues that syllable men's names. ~John Milton Men say that in this midnight hour, The disembodièd have power To wander as it liketh them, By wizard oak and fairy stream. ~William Motherwell Hark! Hark to the wind! 'Tis the night, they say, When all souls come back from the far away- The dead, forgotten this many a day! ~Virna Sheard You wouldn't believe On All Hallow Eve What lots of fun we can make, With apples to bob, And nuts on the hob, And a ring-and-thimble cake. ~Carolyn Wells Acknowledgment: Some quotes on this page are from: Quotations for Special Occasions by Maud van Buren, 1938, published by The H.W. Wilson Company, New York. Thank you very much! Page Information: www.quotegarden.net/halloween.html document.write(LastUpdate())                              

Groundhog Day Quotes

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Grandparents Day Quotes

Welcome to The Quote Garden![Quotation Index]   [Search]   [Help & Info]   [Donate]   Quotations for   Grandparents DayGrandmas are moms with lots of frosting.  ~Author Unknown Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do.  Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little c

Get Well Quotes

Warning:  Humor may be hazardous to your illness.  ~Ellie Katz It is a mathematical fact that fifty percent of all doctors graduate in the bottom half of their class.  ~Author Unknown Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.  ~Johnny Carson You have a cough?  Go home tonight, eat a whole box of Ex-Lax - tomorrow you'll be afraid to cough.  ~Pearl Williams To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine.  ~Henry Ward Beecher Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick.  Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to iden

Quotes for a Friend

You can always tell a real friend; when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.  ~Laurence J. Peter Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer.  ~Author Unknown A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.  ~Grace Pulpit When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.  The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.  ~Henri Nouwen Are we not like two volumes of one book?  ~Marceline Desbordes-ValmoreFriendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art....  It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.  ~C.S. LewisSome people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same. ~Flavia Weedn, Forever I felt it shelter to speak to you.  ~Emily Dickinson There are big ships and small ships.  But the best ship of all is friendship.  ~Author Unknown The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had.  ~Author Unknown The language of friendship is not words but meanings.  ~Henry David Thoreau A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked.  ~Author UnknownA good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.  ~Lois Wyse There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul.  ~Edith Wharton I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.  ~Katherine Mansfield A friend can tell you things you don't want to tell yourself.  ~Frances Ward Weller We have been friends together In sunshine and in shade. ~Caroline Sheridan Norton Friends can be said to "fall in like" with as profound a thud as romantic partners fall in love.  ~Letty Cottin PogrebinFriends are kisses blown to us by angels.  ~Author Unknown It's the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. th

U.S. Flag Day Quotes

'Tis the deeds that were done 'neath the moth-eaten rag, When the pole was a staff, and the rag was a flag. ~Sir Edward B. Hamley, 1824-1893 I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.  ~Francis Bellamy, The Youth's Companion, 8 September 1892 Cheers for the sailors that fought on the wave for it, Cheers for the soldiers that always were brave for it, Tears for the men that went down to the grave for it, Here comes the flag! ~Arthur Macy, The Flag It is the flag just as much of the man who was naturalized yesterday as of the men whose people have been here many generations.  ~Henry Cabot Lodge That piece of red, white and blue bunting means five thousand years of struggle upwards.  It is the full-grown flower of ages of fighting for liberty.  It is the century plant of human hope in bloom.  ~Alvin Owsley Off with your hat, as the flag goes by! And let the heart have its say; you're man enough for a tear in your eye that you will not wipe away. ~Henry Cuyler Bunner We take the stars from heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity, representing our liberty.  ~George Washington, attributed Oh! say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave, O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave. ~Francis Scott Key, The Star-Spangled Banner We do not consecrate the flag by punishing its desecration, for in doing so we dilute the freedom that this cherished emblem represents.  ~Justice William J. Brennan, for the Majority US Supreme Court Decision, 3 July 1989 Your flag and my flag, And how it flies today In your land and my land And half a world away! Rose-red and blood-red The stripes forever gleam; Snow-white and soul-white - The good forefathers' dream; Sky-blue and true-blue, with stars to gleam aright - The gloried guidon of the day, a shelter through the

Father's Day Quotes

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!  ~Lydia M. Child, Philothea: A Romance, 1836 When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around.  But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.  ~Mark Twain, "Old Times on the Mississippi" Atlantic Monthly, 1874 Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.  ~Gloria NaylorThere's something like a line of gold thread running through a man's words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself.  ~John Gregory Brown, Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery, 1994 It kills you to see them grow up.  But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.  ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge.  ~Phyllis Diller Are we not like two volumes of one book?  ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore Making the decision to have a child is momentous.  It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.  ~Elizabeth Stone Never raise your hand to your kids.  It leaves your groin unprotected.  ~Red Buttons I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.  ~M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter There's one sad truth in life I've found While journeying east and west - The only folks we really wound Are those we love the best.

Election Day Quotes

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Easter Quotes

The blossom time of souls. ~Katherine Lee Bates Could life so end, half told; its school so fail? Soul, soul, there is a sequel to thy tale! ~Robert Mowry Bell Let every man and woman count himself immortal.  Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in his resurrection.  Let him say not merely, "Christ is risen," but "I shall rise."  ~Phillips Brooks The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and Nature sink in years; But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amid the war of elements, The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds. ~Joseph Addison Where man sees but with

Earth Day Quotes

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El Dia de los Muertos Citas, Quotes for Day of the Dead

From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.  ~Edvard Munch I knew a man who once said, "death smiles at us all; all a man can do is smile back."  ~From the movie Gladiator Death is for many of us the gate of hell; but we are inside on the way out, not outside on the way in.  ~George Bernard Shaw For what is it to die, But to stand in the sun and melt into the wind? ~Kahlil Gibran, from "The Prophet" Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life.  ~John Muir Someday I'll be a weather-beaten skull resting on a grass pillow, Serenaded by a stray bird or two. Kings and commoners end up the same, No more enduring than last night's dream. ~Ryokan Death is patiently making my mask as I sleep.  Each morning I awake to discover in the corners of my eyes the small tears of his wax.  ~Philip DowFor death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.  ~William Penn Paradise - I see flowers from the cottage where I lie. ~Yaitsu's death poem, 1807 As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.  ~Leonardo DaVinci A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.  ~Stewart

Commitment Ceremony Quotes

The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them.  ~Stephen King Love - a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker.  ~Author Unknown Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart.  ~Author Unknown Trip over love, you can get up.  Fall in love and you fall forever.  ~Author Unknown Love one another and you will be happy.  It's as simple and as difficult as that.  ~Michael Leunig Are we not like two volumes of one book?  ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.  ~Author Unknown Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.  ~Vol

Columbus Day Quotes

Every one of us has in him a continent of undiscovered character.  Blessed is he who acts the Columbus to his own soul.  ~Author Unknown His bark The daring mariner shall urge far o'er The Western wave, a smooth and level plain, Albeit the earth is fashioned like a wheel. ~Luigi Pulci He gave the world another world.  ~George Santayana So Columbus said, somebody show me the sunset and somebody did and he set sail for it, And he discovered America and they put him in jail for it, And the fetters gave him welts, And they named America after somebody else. ~Ogden Nash, Columbus Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.  ~John Dewey, The Quest for Certainty, 1929 America's one of the finest countries anyone ever stole.  ~Bobcat GoldthwaiteWe shall be inclined to pronounce the voyage that led to the way to this New World as the most epoch-making event of all that have occurred since the birth of Christ.  ~John Fiske For all mankind that unstained scroll unfurled, Where God might write anew the story of the World. ~Edward Everett Hale With this humble instrumentality did it please Providence to prepare the theatre for those events by which a new dispensation of liberty was to be communicated to man.  ~Edward Everett Many great ideas have been lost because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at.  ~Author Unknown Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered.  I myself would say that it had merely been detected.  ~Oscar Wilde Aborigines, n.:  Persons of little worth found cumbering the soil of a newly discovered country.  They soon cease to cumber; they fertilize.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary He gained a world; he gave that world Its grandest lesson:  "On! sail on!" ~Joaquin Miller He stands in history as the completer of the globe.  ~John Sterling Columbus went around the world in 1492.  That isn't a lot of strokes when you consider the course.  ~Lee Trevino Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States.  Ask any Indian.  ~Robert Orben Women have been taught that, for us, the earth is flat, and that if we venture out, we will fall off the edge.  ~Author Unknown The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new

Christmas Quotes

  Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it.  ~Richard Lamm Christmas!  'Tis the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial fire of charity in the heart.  ~Washington Irving Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love!  ~Hamilton Wright Mabie Remember This December, That love weighs more than gold! ~Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day.  We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year.  As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year.  And thus I drift along into the holidays - let them overtake me unexpectedly - waking up some find morning and suddenly saying to myself:  "Why, this is Christmas Day!"  ~David Grayson Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles.  ~Author Unknown I have always thought of Christmas time as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely.  ~Charles Dickens Only in souls the Christ is brought to birth, And there He lives and dies. ~Alfred Noyes For the spirit of Christmas fulfils the greatest hunger of mankind.  ~Loring A. Schuler There is a remarkable breakdown of taste and intelligence at Christmastime.  Mature, responsible grown men wear neckties made of holly leaves and drink alcoholic beverages with raw egg yolks and cottage cheese in them.  ~P.J. O'Rourke Fail not to call to mind, in the course of the twenty-fifth of this month, that the Divinest Heart that ever walked the earth was born on that day; and then smile and enjoy yourselves for the rest of it; for mirth is also of Heaven's making.  ~Leigh Hunt Great little One! whose all-embracing birth Lifts Earth to Heaven, stoops Heaven to Earth. ~Richard Crashaw At Christmas A man is at his finest towards the finish of the year; He is almost what he should be when the Christmas season's here; Then he's thinking more of others than he's thought the months before, And the laughter of his children is a jo

Boss Day Quotes

Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties.  ~Doug Larson Ability is what will get you to the top if the boss has no daughter.  ~Author Unknown Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.  ~Thomas J. Watson If a trainstation is where the train stops, what's a workstation?  ~Author Unknown Monday is a lame way to spend 1/7 of your life.  ~Author Unknown The best leader is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.  ~Theodore Roosevelt Most people like hard work.  Particularly when they are paying for it.  ~Franklin P. Jones Don't worry about people stealing your ideas.  If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.  ~Howard Aiken If you had to identify, in o

Birthday Quotes

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Baby or Adoption Quotes

J. O'Rourke Always kiss your children goodnight - even if they're already asleep.  ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr. It kills you to see them grow up.  But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.  ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams It sometimes happens, even in the best of families, that a baby is born.  This is not necessarily cause for alarm.  The important thing is to keep your wits about you and borrow some money.  ~Elinor Goulding Smith Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was that they escaped teething.  ~Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson, 1894 A soiled baby with a neglected nose cannot be conscientiously regarded as a thing of beauty.  ~Mark Twain The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new. ~Rajneesh There are three reasons for breast-feeding:  the milk is always at the right temperature; it comes in attractive containers; and the cat can't get it.  ~Irena Chalmers Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.  ~Ed Howe Children are one third of our population and all of our future.  ~Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981 Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky.  ~Fran Lebowitz A crying baby is the best form of birth control.  ~Carole Tabron A baby is a blank cheque made payable to the human race.  ~Barbara Christine Seifert A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.  ~Carl Sandburg People who say they sleep like

April Fool's Day Quotes

I hope life isn't a big joke, because I don't get it.  ~Jack Handey We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.  ~Japanese Proverb Even the gods love jokes.  ~Plato You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.  ~Abraham Lincoln The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected.  ~Will Rogers A man always blames the woman who fools him. In the same way he blames the door he walks into in the dark.  ~Henry Louis Mencken A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.  ~Douglas Adams It is the ability to take a joke, not make one, that proves you have a sense of humor.  ~Max Eastman Don't give cherries to pigs or advice to fools.  ~Irish Proverb A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke-and that the joke is oneself.  ~Clifton Paul Fadiman It is better to weep with wise men than to laugh with fools.  ~Spanish Proverb I have great faith in fools - self-confidence, my friends call it.  ~Edgar Allan Poe The aim of a joke is not to degrade the human being, but to remind him that h

Anniversary Quotes

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Patriotic Quotes (USA)

  It is a political and moral fact - the first community in which men set out in principle to institutionalize freedom, responsible government, and human equality.  ~Adlai Stevenson Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea.  ~John Gunther America is a passionate idea or it is nothing.  America is a human brotherhood or it is chaos.  ~Max Lerner, Actions and Passions, 1949 Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall. ~John Dickinson If you are ashamed to stand by your colors, you had better seek another flag.  ~Author Unknown Where liberty dwells, there is my country.  ~Benjamin Franklin Liberty and Union, now and forever, one and inseparable!  ~Daniel Webster If you take advantage of everything America has to offer, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish.  ~Geraldine Ferraro Oh, it's home again and home again, America for me! I want a ship that's westward bound to plough the rolling sea To the blessed land of Room Enough beyond the ocean bars, Where the air is full of sunlight and the flag is full of stars. ~Henry Van Dyke Sometimes people call me an idealist.  Well, that is the way I know I am an American.  America is the only idealistic nation in the world.  ~Woodrow Wilson This, then, is the state of the union:  free and restless, growing and full of hope.  So it was in the beginning.  So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith.  ~Lyndon B. Johnson America is another name for opportunity.  Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine providence on behalf of the human race.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.  ~Theodore Roosevelt Of all the supervised conditions for life offered man, those under U S A's constitution have proved the best.  Wherefore, be sure when you start modifying, corrupting or abrogating it.  ~Martin H. Fischer He loves his country best who strives to make it best.  ~Robert G. Ingersoll It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism.  ~J. Horace McFarland "Our country, right or wrong."  When right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right.  ~Carl Schurz Off with your hat, as the flag goes by! And let the heart have its say; you're man enough for a tear in your eye that you will not wipe away. ~Henry Cuyler Bunner It is the flag just as much of the man who was naturalized yesterday as of the men whose people have been here many generations.  ~Henry Cabot Lodge The winds that blow through the wide sky in these mounts, the winds that sweep from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic - have always blown on free men.  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt Some Americans need hyphens in their names, because only part of them has come over; but when the whole man has come over, heart and thought and all, the hyphen drops of its own weight out of his name.  ~Woodrow Wilson My God!  How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!  ~Thomas Jefferson I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.  ~Simone de Beauvoir There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.  ~William J. Clinton Our country is not the o

TV Turnoff Week Quotes

We cannot blame the schools alone for the dismal decline in SAT verbal scores.  When our kids come home from school do they pick up a book or do they sit glued to the tube, watching music videos?  Parents, don't make the mistake of thinking your kid only learns between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  ~George Bush No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.  ~Mary Wortley Montagu If you came and you found a strange man... teaching your kids to punch each other, or trying to sell them all kinds of products, you'd kick him right out of the house, but here you are; you come in and the TV is on, and you don't think twice about it.  ~Jerome Singer A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.  ~Paul Dudley White Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.  ~Charles W. Eliot Television:  A medium - so called because it is neither rare nor well done.  ~Ernie Kovacs Television has changed a child from an irresistible force to an immovable object.  ~Author Unknown Today, watching television often means fighting, violence and foul language - and that's just deciding who gets to hold the remote control.  ~Donna Gephart Technology... is a queer thing.  It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.  ~C.P. Snow, New York Times, 15 March 1971 Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home.  ~David Frost What is being lost is the magic of the word.  I am not an image person.  Imagery belongs to another civilization:  the caveman.  Caveman couldn't express himself so he put images on walls.  ~Elie Wiesel, 1995 Lord! when you sell a man a book you don't sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life.  Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night - there's all heave

Mothers Day Quotes

  It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.  ~Elizabeth Stone Before I got married I had six theories about bringing up children; now I have six children, and no theories.  ~John Wilmot Parents often talk about the younger generation as if they didn't have anything to do with it.  ~Haim Ginott Are we not like two volumes of one book?  ~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore It kills you to see them grow up.  But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't.  ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams Children are a great comfort in your old age - and they help you reach it faster, too.  ~Lionel Kauffman Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children.  ~Marilyn Penland Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.  ~Charles R. Swindoll, The Strong Family Now the thing about having a baby - and I can't be the first person to have noticed this - is that thereafter you have it.  ~Jean Kerr There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.  ~Chinese Proverb Never raise your hand to your kids.  It leaves your groin unprotected.  ~Red Buttons If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family.  ~Lawrence Housman Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.  ~William Makepeace Thackeray Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.  ~Sam Levenson The one thing children wear out faster than shoes is parents.  ~John J. Plomp Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.  ~William Feather, The Business of Life, 1949 Your responsibility as a parent is not as great as you might imagine.  You need not supply the world with the next conqueror of disease or major motion-picture star.  If your child simply grows up to be someone who does not use the word "collectible" as a noun, you can consider yourself an unqualified success.  ~Fran Lebowitz, "Parental Guidance," Social Studies, 1981 This heart, my own dear mother, bends, With love's true instinct, back to thee! ~Thomas Moore Getting down on all fours and imitating a rhinoceros stops babies from crying.  (Put an empty cigarette pack on your nose for a horn and make loud "snort" noises.)  I don't know why parents don't do this more often.  Usually it makes the kid laugh.  Sometimes it sends him into shock.  Either way it quiets him down.  If you're a parent, acting like a rhino has another advantage.  Keep it up until the kid is a teenager and he definitely won't have his friends hanging around your house all the time.  ~P.J. O'Rourke I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich.  ~M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away.  ~Dinah Craik Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.  It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.  We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.  ~Albert Schweitzer You can always tell a real friend:  when

Graduation Quotes

  You can't imagine the sense of relief they are experiencing.  This would be a most opportune time to ask for money.  ~Gary Bolding If you feel that you have both feet planted on level ground, then the university has failed you.  ~Robert Goheen, Time, 23 June 1961 The purpose of a liberal education is to make you philosophical enough to accept the fact that you will never make much money.  ~Author Unknown You are educated.  Your certification is in your degree.  You may think of it as the ticket to the good life.  Let me ask you to think of an alternative.  Think of it as your ticket to change the world.  ~Tom BrokawIt takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge.  ~Brooks Atkinson, Once Around the Sun, 1951 A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.  ~Theodore Roosevelt A professor is someone who talks in someone else's sleep.  ~W.H. Auden The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving.  ~Russell Green Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into th

Arbor Day Quotes

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Anniversary Quotes

  ~Peter De Vries Love is one long sweet dream, and marriage is the alarm clock.  ~Author Unknown Spouse:  someone who'll stand by you through all the trouble you wouldn't have had if you'd stayed single.  ~Author Unknown It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.  ~Rita Rudner Marriage, n:  The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two.  ~Ambrose Bierce The difficulty with marriage is that we fall in love with a personality, but must live with a character.  ~Peter DevriesA successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.  ~Mignon McLaughlinNever go to bed mad.  Stay up and fight.  ~Phyllis Diller, Phyllis Diller's Housekeeping Hints, 1966 If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?  ~Source Unknown Infatuation is when you think he's as sexy as Rober

Patriotic Quotes (USA)

To the blessed land of Room Enough beyond the ocean bars, Where the air is full of sunlight and the flag is full of stars. ~Henry Van Dyke Sometimes people call me an idealist.  Well, that is the way I know I am an American.  America is the only idealistic nation in the world.  ~Woodrow Wilson This, then, is the state of the union:  free and restless, growing and full of hope.  So it was in the beginning.  So it shall always be, while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith.  ~Lyndon B. Johnson America is another name for opportunity.  Our whole history appears like a last effort of divine providence on behalf of the human race.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in.  ~Theodore Roosevelt Of all the supervised conditions for life offered man, those under U S A's constitution have proved the best.  Wherefore, be sure when you start modifying, corrupting or abrogating it.  ~Martin H. Fischer He loves his country best who strives to make it best.  ~Robert G. Ingersoll It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism.  ~J. Horace McFarland "Our country, right or wrong."  When right to be kept right; when wrong to be put right.  ~Carl Schurz Off with your hat, as the flag goes by! And let the heart have its say; you're man enough for a tear in your eye that you will not wipe away. ~Henry Cuyler Bunner It is the flag just as much of the man who was naturalized yesterday as of the men whose people have been here many generations.  ~Henry Cabot Lodge The winds that blow through the wide sky in these mounts, the winds that sweep from Canada to Mexico, from the Pacific to the Atlantic - have always blown on free men.  ~Franklin D. Roosevelt Some Americans need hyphens in their names, because only part of them has come over; but when the whole man has come over, heart and thought and all, the hyphen drops of its own weight out of his name.  ~Woodrow Wilson My God!  How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!  ~Thomas Jefferson I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.  ~Simone de Beauvoir There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.  ~William J. Clinton Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance.  It is also owed to justice and to humanity.  Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.  ~James Bryce Our great modern Republic.  May those who seek the blessings of its institutions and the protection of its flag remember the obligations they impose.  ~Ulysses S. Grant For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.  ~Louis D. Brandeis Men love their country, not because it is great, but because it is their own.  ~Seneca Territory is but the body of a nation.  The people who inhabit its hills and valleys are its soul, its spirit, its life.  ~James Garfield We need a type of patriotism that recognizes the virtues of those who are opposed to us..... The old "manifest destiny" idea ought to be modified so that each nation has the manifest destiny to do the best it can - and that without cant, without the assumption of self-righteousness and with a desire to learn to the uttermost from other nations.  ~Francis John McConnell I believe in America because we have great dreams - and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true.  ~Wendell L. Wilkie We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for their ploughs but to secure liberty for their souls.  ~Robert J. McCracken It is sweet to serve one's country by deeds, and it is not absurd to serve her by words.  ~Sallust We need an America with the wisdom of experience.  But we must not let America grow old in spirit.  ~Hubert H. Humphrey A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.  ~Bill Vaughan I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.  ~Gary Hart Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong

TV Turnoff Week Quotes

  If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they'll have with twenty-six.  Open your child's imagination.  Open a book.  ~Author Unknown If you surveyed a hundred typical middle-aged Americans, I bet you'd find that only two of them could tell you their blood types, but every last one of them would know the theme song from The Beverly Hillbillies.  ~Dave BarryBooks had instant replay long before televised sports.