Nathan Knight > Nathan's Quotes

(showing 1-30 of 329)
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
sort by

  • #1
    Dean Koontz
    “If we were always conscious of the fact that people precious to us are frighteningly mortal, hanging not even by a thread, but by a wisp of gossamer, perhaps we would be kinder to them and more grateful for the love and friendship they give to us.”
    Dean Koontz, Seize the Night

  • #2
    Helen Keller
    “I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.”
    Helen Keller

  • #3
    O. Henry
    “No friendship is an accident. ”
    O. Henry, Heart of the West

  • #4
    “I think if I've learned anything about friendship, it's to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don't walk away, don't be distracted, don't be too busy or tired, don't take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.”
    Jon Katz

  • #5
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    “So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.”
    Robert Louis Stevenson, Lay Morals

  • #6
    C.S. Lewis
    “In friendship...we think we have chosen our peers. In reality a few years' difference in the dates of our births, a few more miles between certain houses, the choice of one university instead of another...the accident of a topic being raised or not raised at a first meeting--any of these chances might have kept us apart. But, for a Christian, there are, strictly speaking no chances. A secret master of ceremonies has been at work. Christ, who said to the disciples, "Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you," can truly say to every group of Christian friends, "Ye have not chosen one another but I have chosen you for one another." The friendship is not a reward for our discriminating and good taste in finding one another out. It is the instrument by which God reveals to each of us the beauties of others.”
    C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

  • #7
    Thomas Jefferson
    “I cannot live without books.”
    Thomas Jefferson

  • #8
    There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling
    “There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.”
    Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

  • #9
    Louis L'Amour
    “Up to a point a person’s life is shaped by environment, heredity, and changes in the world about them. Then there comes a time when it lies within their grasp to shape the clay of their life into the sort of thing they wish it to be. Only the weak blame parents, their race, their times, lack of good fortune or the quirks of fate. Everyone has the power to say, "This I am today. That I shall be tomorrow.”
    Louis L'Amour, The Walking Drum

  • #10
    Louis L'Amour
    “I would not sit waiting for some vague tomorrow, nor for something to happen. One could wait a lifetime, and find nothing at the end of the waiting. I would begin here, I would make something happen.”
    Louis L'Amour, Sackett's Land

  • #11
    Louis L'Amour
    “A book is less important for what it says than for what it makes you think.”
    Louis L'Amour, Education of a Wandering Man

  • #12
    Louis L'Amour
    “The more one learns, the more he understands his ignorance.”
    Louis L'Amour

  • #13
    Louis L'Amour
    “No one can "get" an education, for of necessity education is a continuing process.”
    Louis L'Amour

  • #14
    Louis L'Amour
    “Have faith in God but keep your powder dry.”
    Louis L'Amour

  • #15
    Louis L'Amour
    “Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone.”
    Louis L'Amour

  • #16
    Louis L'Amour
    “When you go to a country, you must learn how to say two things: how to ask for food, and to tell a woman that you love her. Of these the second is more important, for if you tell a woman you love her, she will certainly feed you.”
    Louis L'Amour

  • #17
    Louis L'Amour
    “Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more.”
    Louis L'Amour

  • #18
    Louis L'Amour
    “Do not let yourself be bothered by the inconsequential. One has only so much time in this world, so devote it to the work and the people most important to you, to those you love and things that matter. One can waste half a lifetime with people one doesn't really like, or doing things when one would be better off somewhere else.”
    Louis L'Amour, Ride the River

  • #19
    Louis L'Amour
    “A mistake constantly made by those who should know better is to judge people of the past by our standards rather than their own. The only way men or women can be judged is against the canvas of their own time.”
    Louis L'Amour, Education of a Wandering Man

  • #20
    Lucille Ball
    “One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”
    Lucille Ball

  • #21
    Lucille Ball
    “Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.”
    Lucille Ball

  • #22
    Lucille Ball
    “Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.”
    Lucille Ball

  • #23
    Laura Ingalls Wilder
    “Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime.”
    Laura Ingalls Wilder

  • #24
    Laura Ingalls Wilder
    “As you read my stories of long ago I hope you will remember that things truly worthwhile and that will give you happiness are the same now as they were then. It is not the things you have that make you happy. It is love and kindness and helping each other and just plain being good. ”
    Laura Ingalls Wilder

  • #25
    Laura Ingalls Wilder
    “Remember well, and bear in mind, a constant friend is hard to find.”
    Laura Ingalls Wilder

  • #26
    Laura Ingalls Wilder
    “Then Pa looked straight at Laura and said, 'You girls keep away from the camp. When you go walking. don't go near where the men are working, and you be sure you're back here before they come in for the night. There's all kinds of rough men working on the grade and using rough language, and the less you see and hear of them the better. Now remember, Laura. And you too, Carrie.' Pa's face was very serious.
    'Yes, Pa' Laura promised, and Carrie almost whispered , 'Yes, Pa.' Carrie's eyes were large and frightened. She did not want to hear rough language, whatever rough language might be. Laura would have liked to hear some, just once, but of course she must obey Pa.”
    Laura Ingalls Wilder

  • #27
    Laura Ingalls Wilder
    “The true way to live is to enjoy every moment as it passes, and surely it is in the everyday things around us that the beauty of life lies.”
    Laura Ingalls Wilder, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farm Journalist: Writings from the Ozarks

  • #28
    Laura Ingalls Wilder
    “A good laugh overcomes more difficulties and dissipates more dark clouds than any other one thing.”
    Laura Ingalls Wilder
    tags: book

  • #29
    Laura Ingalls Wilder
    “As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness -- just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it; just warmth and shelter and home folks; just plain food that gives us strength; the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm.”
    Laura Ingalls Wilder, Writings to Young Women from Laura Ingalls Wilder: On Wisdom and Virtues

  • #30
    Laura Ingalls Wilder
    “If only I had some grease I could fix some kind of a light," Ma considered. "We didn't lack for light when I was a girl before this newfangled kerosene was ever heard of."

    "That's so," said Pa. "These times are too progressive. Everything has changed too fast. Railroads and telegraph and kerosene and coal stoves--they're good things to have, but the trouble is, folks get to depend on 'em.”
    Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Long Winter



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