Friday, September 12, 2008

Worth Repeating

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, and where the doer of deeds could have done them better.The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."-President Theodore Roosevelt

"That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed, but that our power to do has increased."-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"What does love look like? It has the hands to lift others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. That is what love looks like"-Author Unknown

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

"No arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women."-President Ronald Reagan

"When a battered, weary swimmer tries valiantly to get back to shore, after having fought strong winds and rough waves he should never have challenged in the first place, those of us who might have had better judgement, or perhaps just better luck, ought not to row out to his side, beat him with our oars, and shove his head back underwater. That's not what our boats were made for, but some of us do that to each other."-Jeffrey R. Holland

"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody but yourself--means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight--and never stop fighting."-e.e. Cummings

"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he's been robbed. The fact is that most putts don't drop. Most beef is tough. Most children grow up to be just ordinary people. Most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration. Most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. . . .Life is like an old-time rail journey—delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinders, and jolts, interspersed only occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."-Jenkin Lloyd Jones, as quoted by Gordon B. Hinckley


SnarkyMama said...

mmmmmmmmmmmm...still waiting for those quotes,little lady. Time's a wastin'!

See, I check out everything! Chop, Chop, let's get going.

Muldok said...

Ha, I'm afraid I agree with your Mama, I have just finished reading all your previous blogs and with regret got to this section and found no more!!! Chop chop... I need a snarky fix!