My Favorite Quotations


I have always had a special affinity for quotations. As a matter of fact, if you look in the left sidebar of my blog, you will notice that I even display an RSS feed that shows a daily “Quote of the Day” – that’s how much I love a good quotation!

A truly wonderful quotation can me think further about a subject, ponder a great question of the universe, help me feel a strong emotion, or perhaps will just cause my heart to sing. And, if you have ever read any of my blog entries, you will notice that I always place a “Quote of the Day” at the end of each one, and the quote will usually match up to the topic of the blog entry. And since this is one of my trademarks, so to speak, I thought it only appropriate that I include a special page which includes a list of my favorite quotations. I will, of course, continue to add to this list as time goes on, because I am always discovering new quotations. Perhaps you’ll find a favorite or two of your own among them. At any rate, I hope that you enjoy them. And I’d love to know which ones are your favorites!


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“Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.”  ~ Leo Buscaglia

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up”.  ~ Mark Twain

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”  ~ Abraham Lincoln

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”  ~ Maya Angelou

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“There are two ways of spreading the light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”  ~ Edith Wharton

“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.”  ~ Gilbert K. Chesteron

“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.”  ~ Thomas A. Edison

“Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.”  ~ Henry Ward Beecher

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”  ~ Winston Churchill

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”  ~ Walt Disney

“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.”  ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”  ~ Mother Teresa

There is a wisdom of the head, and… a wisdom of the heart.”  ~ Charles Dickens

“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

“To love another person is to see the face of God.”  ~ Victor Hugo

“The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving.”  ~ Edwin Louis Cole

“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”  ~ Zelda Fitzgerald

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”   ~ Berthold Auerbach

Without music life would be a mistake.”  ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

“Music is what feelings sound like.”   ~ Author Unknown

“Music is the poetry of the air.”   ~ Richter

“Music is the universal language of mankind.”   ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Music is well said to be the speech of angels.”   ~ Thomas Carlyle

“In time of test, family is best.”   ~ Burmese Proverb

“The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.”   ~ George Santayana

“A child can ask questions that a wise man cannot answer.”   ~ Author Unknown

“There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings.”   ~ Hodding Carter, Jr.

“Children seldom misquote. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn’t have said.”   ~ Author Unknown




  • I enjoyed your quotes. Something to turn back to over and over again


  • That’s a great list! Of the ones you have here, my favorite is the one by Walt Disney (“If you can dream it, you can do it”).
    I don’t know if you already have this one somewhere, but my favorite is this one by Margaret Mead…

    “Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.”

    Here’s another of my favorites: “A room without books is like a body without a soul”- Cicero


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