Oh my friend its not what they

Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts.  It’s what you do with what you have left.  ~Hubert Humphrey

We are all in the gutter but

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.  ~Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan, 1893act 3; CTO

Is life so wretched isnt it rather

Is life so wretched? Isn’t it rather your hands which are too small, your vision which is muddled? You are the one who must grow up. ~Dag Hammarskjold

If you dont get everything want think

If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want.  ~Oscar WildeCUL; If you haven’t all the things you want, be grateful for the things you don’t have that you didn’t want.  ~Author Unknown; FD

Say you are well or all is

Say you are well, or all is well with you,
And God shall hear your words and make them true.
~Ella Wheeler WilcoxQSO

It is no use to grumble and

It is no use to grumble and complain;
It’s just as cheap and easy to rejoice;
When God sorts out the weather and sends rain –
Why, rain’s my choice.
~James Whitcomb Riley

To be upset over what you dont

To be upset over what you don’t have is to waste what you do have.  ~Ken S. Keyes, Jr., Handbook to Higher Consciousness

If you call a thing bad do

If you call a thing bad you do little, if you call a thing good you do much.  ~Johann Wolfgang von GoetheCUL

He who has so little knowledge of

He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.  ~Samuel Johnson

The test of a first rate intelligence is

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function. One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. ~F. Scott Fitzgeraldpacp

The sun shines and warms lights us

The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

No vision and you perish ideal youre

No vision and you perish;
No ideal, and you’re lost;
Your heart must ever cherish
Some faith at any cost.
Some hope, some dream to cling to,
Some rainbow in the sky,
Some melody to sing to,
Some service that is high.
~Harriet Du Autermont

Surrounded by people who love life you

Surrounded by people who love life, you love it too; surrounded by people who don’t, you don’t.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966CSN, TPV

I am a little deaf blind impotent

I am a little deaf, a little blind, a little impotent, and on top of this are two or three abominable infirmities, but nothing destroys my hope. ~Voltairecul

34its snowing still34 said eeyore gloomily 34so

"It’s snowing still," said Eeyore gloomily.  "So it is."  "And freezing."  "Is it?"  "Yes," said Eeyore.  "However," he said, brightening up a little, "we haven’t had an earthquake lately."  ~A.A. Milne

People seem not to see that their

People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Worship," The Conduct of Life, 1860MBT

We must be willing to get rid

We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.  ~Joseph Campbell

In the depth of winter i finally

In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.  ~Albert Camus, Lyrical and Critical Essays

I never really look for anything what

I never really look for anything.  What God throws my way comes.  I wake up in the morning and whichever way God turns my feet, I go.  ~Pearl BaileyMCDD; CUL

If you have the will to win

If you have the will to win, you have achieved half your success; if you don’t, you have achieved half your failure.  ~David Ambrose

A loving person lives in a world

A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world; everyone you meet is your mirror. ~Ken Keyes, Jr.pmb

Wish on everything pink cars are good

Wish on everything.  Pink cars are good, especially old ones.  And stars of course, first stars and shooting stars.  Planes will do if they are the first light in the sky and look like stars.  Wish in tunnels, holding your breath and lifting your feet off the ground.  Birthday candles.  Baby teeth.  ~Francesca Lia Block

We plant seeds that will flower as

We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all.  ~Dorothy Day

So our human life but dies down

So our human life but dies down to its root, and still puts forth its green blade to eternity.  ~Henry David Thoreau, Walden, quoted in Elevating Ourselves: Henry David Thoreau on Mountains, ed. Wesley T. Mott, 1999

If my resolution to be a great

If my resolution to be a great man was half so strong as it is to despise the shame of being a little one…  ~William Cowper