Jessica > Jessica's Quotes

(showing 1-30 of 350)
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
sort by

  • #1
    “Promise Yourself

    To be so strong that nothing
    can disturb your peace of mind.
    To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
    to every person you meet.

    To make all your friends feel
    that there is something in them
    To look at the sunny side of everything
    and make your optimism come true.

    To think only the best, to work only for the best,
    and to expect only the best.
    To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
    as you are about your own.

    To forget the mistakes of the past
    and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
    To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
    and give every living creature you meet a smile.

    To give so much time to the improvement of yourself
    that you have no time to criticize others.
    To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear,
    and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

    To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world,
    not in loud words but great deeds.
    To live in faith that the whole world is on your side
    so long as you are true to the best that is in you.”
    Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them


  • #1
    Emily Giffin
    “Maybe that's what it all comes down to. Love, not as a surge of passion, but as a choice to commit to something, someone, no matter what obstacles or temptations stand in the way. And maybe making that choice, again and again, day in and day out, year after year, says more about love than never having a choice to make at all.”
    Emily Giffin, Love the One You're With


  • #2
    Groucho Marx
    “Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.”
    Groucho Marx


  • #2
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Be not the slave of your own past - plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power, and with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson


  • #3
    Sarah Dessen
    “because a song can take you back instantly to a moment, or a place, or even a person. no matter what else has changed in you or the world, that one song stays the same, just like that moment.”
    Sarah Dessen


  • #3
    Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: What! You too?
    “Friendship is born at that moment when one man says to another: "What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . ."”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves


  • #4
    Garrison Keillor
    “Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.”
    Garrison Keillor


  • #4
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Every deep thinker is more afraid of being understood than of being misunderstood.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche


  • #4
    Dr. Seuss
    “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
    Dr. Seuss


  • #5
    “The Paradoxical Commandments

    People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
    Love them anyway.

    If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
    Do good anyway.

    If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
    Succeed anyway.

    The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
    Do good anyway.

    Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
    Be honest and frank anyway.

    The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
    Think big anyway.

    People favor underdogs but follow only top dogs.
    Fight for a few underdogs anyway.

    What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight.
    Build anyway.

    People really need help but may attack you if you do help them.
    Help people anyway.

    Give the world the best you have and you'll get kicked in the teeth.
    Give the world the best you have anyway.”
    Kent M. Keith, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council


  • #5
    Stephen King
    “There's no bitch on earth like a mother frightened for her kids.”
    Stephen King


  • #5
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    “The point of marriage is not to create a quick commonality by tearing down all boundaries; on the contrary, a good marriage is one in which each partner appoints the other to be the guardian of his solitude, and thus they show each other the greatest possible trust. A merging of two people is an impossibility, and where it seems to exist, it is a hemming-in, a mutual consent that robs one party or both parties of their fullest freedom and development. But once the realization is accepted that even between the closest people infinite distances exist, a marvelous living side-by-side can grow up for them, if they succeed in loving the expanse between them, which gives them the possibility of always seeing each other as a whole and before an immense sky.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet


  • #6
    We read to know we're not alone.
    “We read to know we're not alone.”
    William Nicholson, Shadowlands


  • #6
    J.R. Ward
    “You know,” he said, “this is why I love you so much.”
    Her tone was heartbreakingly warm. “What do you mean?”
    You don’t ask me to go inside because it’s cold. You just want to make it easier for me to be where I want to stand.”
    J.R. Ward, Lover Avenged


  • #7
    Marilyn Monroe
    “If you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.”
    Marilyn Monroe


  • #7
    Jack Kerouac
    “The best teacher is experience and not through someone's distorted point of view”
    Jack Kerouac, On the Road


  • #8
    Anaïs Nin
    “I do not want to be the leader. I refuse to be the leader. I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness. I want a man lying over me, always over me. His will, his pleasure, his desire, his life, his work, his sexuality the touchstone, the command, my pivot. I don’t mind working, holding my ground intellectually, artistically; but as a woman, oh, God, as a woman I want to be dominated. I don’t mind being told to stand on my own feet, not to cling, be all that I am capable of doing, but I am going to be pursued, fucked, possessed by the will of a male at his time, his bidding.”
    Anaïs Nin


  • #8
    Jane Austen
    “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”
    Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey


  • #9
    Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
    “Well-behaved women seldom make history.”
    Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History


  • #9
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: 'This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more' ... Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: 'You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science: with a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs


  • #10
    Walt Whitman
    “This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body.”
    Walt Whitman


  • #10
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson in His Journals


  • #11
    Dr. Seuss
    “I am weird, you are weird. Everyone in this world is weird. One day two people come together in mutual weirdness and fall in love.”
    Dr. Seuss


  • #11
    Walt Whitman
    “Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.”
    Walt Whitman


  • #12
    Karen Marie Moning
    “One day you do meet a man who kisses you and you can’t breathe around it and you realize you don’t need air. Oxygen is trivial. Desire makes life happen. Makes it matter. Makes everything worth it. Desire is life. Hunger to see the next sunrise or sunset. To touch the one you love. To try again.”
    Karen Marie Moning, Shadowfever


  • #12
    Jane Austen
    “A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.”
    Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


  • #13
    Walt Disney Company
    “Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever.”
    Walt Disney Company


  • #13
    Henry David Thoreau
    “You cannot dream yourself into a character: you must hammer and forge yourself into one.”
    Henry David Thoreau


  • #14
    Robert Frost
    “Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”
    Robert Frost


  • #14
    Henry David Thoreau
    “I can alter my life by altering my attitude. He who would have nothing to do with thorns must never attempt to gather flowers.”
    Henry David Thoreau




Rss
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12