Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Quotes

Tomorrow for our young women's activity we are focusing on having healthy minds and bodies. We are sharing our favorite healthy snacks and our favorite quotes. 

Soooo ... I thought I would turn to my amazing readers to share with me their favorite quotes. I will then share these with the young women. There is no specific theme. We will be picking out quotes to put on tiles. Each young woman will make one for herself and a friend. 

I will start off with a couple of mine that I have not previously shared.

"One of the greatest discoveries true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart." 

"A smile is a curved line that sets things straight."

Last a sonnet by Shakespeare I have memorized:
Sonnet XXIV
When in disgrace with Fortune and men's eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries
And look upon myself and curse my fate.
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featur'd like him, like him with friends possessed,
Desiring this man's art and that man's scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least,
Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
(Like to the Lark at break of day arising)
From sullen earth sings hymns at Heaven's gate,
For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings,
That then I scorn to change my state with Kings.
William Shakespeare

71 comments:

gillman said...

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.

For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.

For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.

For poise, walk with the knowledge you'll never walk alone.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; Never throw out anybody.

Remember, If you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.


The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears,
the figure that she carries,or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes,
because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole,
but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows,
and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows!

by: Audrey Hepburn

Min said...

Moderation in everything.. including moderation.
I think Matt Dillon said it, believe it or not! I love it.. it helps me when I want to restrain myself from the chocolate cake calling my name..

Anna A. said...

Love one another and you will be happy. It's as simple and as difficult as that.
- Michael Leunig

Amanda said...

If there were dreams to sell, what would you buy?
~Thomas Lovell Beddoes

A moment's insight is sometimes worth a life's experience.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes

If every day is an awakening, you will never grow old. You will just keep growing.
~Gail Sheehy

"Whenever you feel the need or wish to cheer yourself, think about all of the good qualities of those who are around you-the energy of one, for instance, the modesty of another, the generosity of a third, and some other gift of a fourth. For nothing is ever so cheering as the images of the qualities shining though in the character of those who live with us...Have these images then ever before your eyes."
-Marcus Aurelius

" Friendships multiply joys and divide griefs."
-Thomas Fuller

"No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it"
-Helen Keller

Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark."

~Rabindranath Tagore

pedslp said...

My hands-down, all-time favorite:

Be one who nurtures and builds.

Be one who has an understanding and a forgiving heart,
who looks for the best in people.

Leave people better than you found them.

- Marvin J Ashton

aims said...

"Pretty is, as Pretty does. Always do Pretty and you'll always be Pretty" (I don't know who the author is...)

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is better than your dreams." Dr. Suess

RandiSue said...

music is the bridge between heaven and earth

Amy said...

This is funny, and maybe a little crass- but my students love it, and it's a good reminder: "Service is like peeing your pants. Everyone else can see it, but you're the one with the warm feeling." Happy day to you :)

Tara L. said...

"Happiness is the by-product of an effort to make someone else happy."

Robin said...

Stephanie:
I am in the midst of a very difficult challenge right now (respiratory therapy school at 50 years old), and I read a quote the other day that I really liked. It was said by Wilma Rudolf, a woman who contracted Polio as a young person and was told by docotors she would never walk again. Her mother told her different. Wilma went on to be an Olympic runner and was the first woman to win three olympic medals in the same Olympics. When interviewed she said, "Believe me, the reward is not so great without the struggle".
I loved that - thought I would share.
robin

kathryn_m said...

"Forgiveness is the sweet smell of the rose clinging to the heel that crushed it."

"Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive."

"As the bough is bent, the tree's inclined."

"There's no ill wind that doesn't blow some good."

Davis Fam said...

A true friend is a quiet angel who helps you to your feet when your wings have forgotten how to fly.

Heather H said...

My favorite quote is: " A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for "

Judy said...

"If you want others to be happy, practice compassion, if you want to be happy, practice compassion" ~Dalai Lama

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away"

"It is our choices that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities" ~Albus Dumbledore

Anonymous said...

I have read your blog quite a few times and been impressed with your outlook and wisdom, but haven't ever commented.
I'm commenting now to thank you for the quote you shared about friendship. I have a close friend with whom my friendship has been changing and it has been hard for me, but I think this is how I will choose to look at things from now on.
Thank you!

Kate said...

Victor Frankl, who wrote "Man's Search for Meaning" a book about his time in a concentration camp in Nazi Germany, wrote about how there were people in the camps who were constantly comforting and serving others, despite their own suffering. He writes, these people offered sufficient proof that, "everything can be taken from a man but one thing-the last of all human freedoms-to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances".

I love that one.

I'm in YW too and this is such a great Mutual idea. I think I'll do it with my girls...thanks Steph :)

Amy Marble said...

I'v followed your blog for quite awhile now, and I am impressed daily with your strength, perspective and knowledge. I look forward to reading what you have to say! Thanks for all that you share with everyone that reads your blog - it makes me want to be better!

I love quotes, and have one hanging in my office that I especially like...

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a Child of God.
Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people the permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fears, our presence automatically liberates others."

I'm not sure who said that, but I sure like it. Have fun with the YW tomorrow - sounds like a great activity! Thanks again for your great example!!

Presley family said...

If you change the way you look at things,
The things you look at change.

BIG HUGS Steph!!!
Julie

Anonymous said...

"Be yourself, Everyone else is taken" Unknown author

Tracy said...

Blessed are those who expect nothing, for they shall never be disapointed. Mya Angealo
good luck,,love your blog.

Tracy

lyn. said...

This is a quote that I learned from my Dad:
Following the path of least resistance is what makes men and rivers crooked.

Then sometimes we need a quote that just makes us smile or laugh. This one does that for me:
Some people are like Slinkies: they are not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.

Anonymous said...

"To live will be an awfully big adventure."
-Peter Pan

Anonymous said...

"When I count my blessings, I count you twice."

kath001 said...

~That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent ~ Chinese proverb

Doing my best said...

“In life all must choose at times. Sometimes, two possibilities are good; neither is evil. Usually, however, one is of greater import than the other. When in doubt, each must choose that which concerns the good of others–the greater law–rather than that which chiefly benefits ourselves–the lesser law....The greater must be chosen whether it be law or thing. That was the choice made in Eden.”
Elder John A. Widtsoe

RhondaLue said...

"What we are is God's gift to us.
What we become is our gift to God."

GDR said...

Someone told me the other day that Elder Holland and the former YW General President(can't remember her name right now) wrote a book together for their granddaughters I think. Speaking about self image, loving your body, etc. etc. Maybe you've already checked it out. Sounds good !

Chels said...

Some Quotes that I have collected... Im sure you are getting bunches, but I had them typed out, so I send some of my favorites!

“The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy, except that they are so.”
William Ralph Inge

“Forgiving those who hurt us is the key to personal peace.”
G. Weatherly

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
Aristotle

“The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, and all the sweet serenity of books.”
Longfellow

“Don’t be happy who you are, be happy being better.”
Michael Allred

“Call nothing thine, except thy soul. Love not what thou art, but only what thou may become.
Don Quixote

“Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else.”
Judy Garland

Hope you are all well!!! We miss seeing you on sunday!

Momza said...

If you must choose between being right or being kind, be kind.


Something I've told my kids since they were little.

Anonymous said...

"What makes us different makes us beautiful"

Vera said...

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry~

Sounds even better in French:
"On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur, l'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux"

Anonymous said...

One of my favorites....

To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.

Ben and Taryn said...

These are ones I have next to my computer and I read every day

"Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but learning how to dance in the rain"

"Create a life that reflects your dreams. Live a life that defines your purpose"

and my favorite by Robert Frost..."Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired"

Anonymous said...

I think you must have many quotes available when you have to choose the one that inspires you. (At least that is my excuse.)

“Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.” -- Henry van Dyke

“Let us endeavor to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.” -- Mark Twain

“It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.” -- Mark Twain

“Courage is the mastery of fear, not the absence of fear.” -- Mark Twain

“Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.” -- Will Rogers

“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.” -- Eleanor Roosevelt

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” -- Eleanor Roosevelt

The greatest wealth is to live content with little.” -- Plato

“The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.” -- Plutarch

“Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees.” -- Willard Marriott

“If there is no wind, row.” -- Latin Proverb

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.” -- Abraham Lincoln

“And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.” -- Abraham Lincoln

“I don't think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.” -- Abraham Lincoln

“People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.” -- Abraham Lincoln

I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” -- Thomas Jefferson

“The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.” -- Thomas Jefferson

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.” -- Friedrich Engels

“First learn the meaning of what you say and then speak.” -- Epictetus

Whether you believe you can, or whether you believe you can't, you're absolutely right.” -- Henry Ford (1863-1947)

“If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.” -- Anatole France

“Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.” -- Anne Frank

“Well done is better than well said.” -- Benjamin Franklin

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.” -- Galileo Galilei

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” -- Galileo Galilei

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” -- Mahatma Gandhi

“A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are for. Sail out to sea and do new things.” -- Admiral Grace Hopper, Computer Pioneer

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” -- Elbert Hubbard

“He has achieved success who has worked well, laughed often, and loved much.”-- Elbert Hubbard

“It is not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left.” -- Hubert Humphrey

“How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.” -- George Washington Carver (1864-1943)

Popular opinion is the greatest lie in the world.” -- Thomas Carlyle

“Men do less than they ought, unless they do all that they can.” -- Thomas Carlyle

“Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” -- Dale Carnegie

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.” -- Dale Carnegie

“Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.” -- Louis E. Boone

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened!” -- Unknown

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” -- Carol Burnett

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

“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” -- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

“It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.” -- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965), My Early Life

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” -- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded!” -- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

“The greatest homage to truth is to use it.” -- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” -- John F. Kennedy

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” -- Martin Luther

What we learn with pleasure we never forget.” -- Alfred Mercer

“We do not inherit the land, we borrow it from our children.” -- Native American Proverb

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” -- Theodore Roosevelt

“Don't make the same mistake twice.”

“What is socially acceptable is not always right.”

“It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out, it's the grain of sand in your shoe.”

“Think, it's good practice when the computer is down.”

“The funny thing about life is that it's halfway over before you realize it's a do-it-yourself thing.”

“Lottery: A tax on people who are bad at math.”

“If you have tried to do something and failed, you are vastly better off than if you had tried to do nothing and succeeded.”

“Every morning you are handed 24 golden hours. They are one of the few things in this world that you get free of charge. If you had all the money in the world, you couldn't buy an extra hour. What will you do with this priceless treasure? Remember, you must use it, as it is given only once. Once wasted you cannot get it back.”

“Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.”

“I've learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live so that no one will believe it.”

If you find it hard to sleep, stop counting sheep and talk to the shepherd.

May the Lord be as welcome in your world, as you are in His.

We will not know him until we become like him. ~Ezra Taft Benson~

If we feel a distance between us and the Lord; remember, it's not the Lord who has moved.

Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, HE DIDN'T FALL THERE!

A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
~Benjamin Franklin~

Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes.

Faith is not without worry or care, but faith is fear that has said a prayer.

Better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
~Chinese Proverb~

Work will win when wishy washy wishing won't. ~Thomas S. Monson~

“When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn't change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn't change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realized that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.” -- Unknown Monk 1100 A.D.

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"Do Good Anyway"

People are unreasonable, illogical 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 person with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind.
Think big anyway.

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

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

Give the world the best you have and you might get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you've got anyway.

-- Mother Teresa --

lyn. said...

It's easy to say no when you know what your yeses are.

We cannot change the cards we are dealt; just how we play the hand. Randy Pausch

Instead of grumbling about what you don’t have, be grateful you don't get what you deserve.

Words that soak into the ears are whispered, not yelled.

The best way out, is always through. Robert Frost

If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. James Barrie

There is a comfort in the trial when the Lord is by your side.

A friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.

The cavity which suffering carves into our souls will one day also be the receptacle of joy. Neil A. Maxwell

Motivation is when your dreams put on work clothes. Benjamin Franklin

It takes knowledge to speak, but it takes wisdom to listen. Oliver Wendell Holmes

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe. Dr. Carl Sagan

When we pick up one end of the stick, we pick up the other. Steven Covey

Your life is an occasion, rise to it.

Forgiveness is the act of admitting we are like other people. Christina Baldwin

A strong, positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug. Patricia Neal

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish one’s growth without destroying the roots.

True faith is always tested faith.

A goal without a plan is just a wish. Antoine de Saint Exupery

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. Barbara de Angelis

Blessed are those who give without remembering, and receive without forgetting.

Experience is what you get when you don’t get what you want.

Mother is a verb, not a noun. Shonda Rhimes

It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. J.K. Rowling

Anonymous said...

When I was in the singles ward at the U of U, someone used this in a Relief Society lesson.

"God gave us memories that we might have roses in December." J.M. Barrie

I wrote it down inside the cover of my scriptures and I think about it often. It was the theme that I used as I raised my children.

I tried to make sure that my daughters had lots of good memories growing up. So when the Decembers of their lives hit, and I don't just mean old age. I was thinking more of the hardships and tragedies that come along the way. They would have wonderful memories to fall back on and buoy them up.

I just found out that my mother is dying from cancer, she has from 4 to 6 months left. I'm grateful to her for all the wonderful "roses" she has given to me all these many years. Some roses last for an eternity.

lyn. said...

Take care of your body as though you will live forever; take care of your soul as if you will die tomorrow.

kathryn_m said...

Faith is the essence of things unseen, the substance of things hoped for (Hebrews 11:1)

Anonymous said...

Control your own destiny, or someone else will!

The grateful heart sits at a continual feast.

Pain is inevitable, but misery is optional.

You're no better than anyone else, but there is no one better than you.

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Phil. 4:13

If God be for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31

GA MTNS said...

Love, love, love your blog! It is a dose of daily inspiration!
Favorite quotes:
A memory is when your heart takes a picture.
"Be thankful for the fleas." Betsy Ten Boom, The Hiding Place (favorite book of ALL time)

Have a great day!!

Mari Burgess said...

I am a silent addicted reader to your blog...but I think you know my Aunt Jill Iroz? Anyway, I have some favorite quotes...

"We are masters of our destines,
NOT victims of our fates."

"Eve was made from the rib of man...

She wasn't made from his head to top him, nor his feet to be stepped upon...

She was made from his side to be eqyal with him, under his arm to be protected by him, and near his heart to be loved by him."

" We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine."
Moody, Dwight L. (Sorry...thats the only author I know of"

Shanan said...

One of my favs ...

'No misfortune is so bad that whining about it won't make it worse.' (Elder Jeffrey R. Holland)

Mary said...

My all-time favorite is

Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future. (Oscar Wilde)

Anonymous said...

God does love us and he watches over us but it is usually through another person that He meets our needs. I think that is Spencer W. Kimball?? Sorry, you'll have to double-check but I have loved that for years.

Anonymous said...

There are good ships and wood ships and ships that sail the see. but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

Irish proverb

Harlene said...

"The Lord has never said, ..and it came to stay." I tell myself and my family that daily.

Also, "Your either part of the problem or part of the solution!"

Anonymous said...

Life is an iffy, mixed bag of maybes. You can't change that, so you might as well go ahead and live it up. But, by all means, DO YOUR BEST!

Nan said...

Two of my favorites...

I read this in 7th grade and have loved it ever since.

"The future belongs those who believe in the beauty of thier dreams"- Eleanor Roosevelt

My mom is a teacher and gave this to me in a frame a LONG time ago. I love it.

One Hundred Years from now
It will not matter
what kind of car I drove,
What kind of house I lived in,
how much money was in my bank account
nor what my clothes looked like.
But the world may be a better place because
I was important in the life of a child.

Stac said...

Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is youer than you. -Dr. Suess

cynphil6 said...

"I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go."
Abraham Lincoln


xoxo

Mandi said...

Find Joy in the Journey

mckenna said...

One of my favorites is something my aunt tells us every time we leave the house. "Be good, or be good at it!" :)

Rachel said...

Faith is energy- we must be energetic! -- Eliza R. Snow

Jed and Kaydence said...

"It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible Gods and Goddesses, to remember that the dullest and most uninteresting person you talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would strongly be tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree, helping each other to one or the other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal... it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit -- immortal horrors or everlasting splendors. This does not mean that we are to be perpetually solemn. We must play. But our merriment must be of the kind (and it is, in fact, the merriest kind) which exists between people who have, from the outset, taken each other seriously -- no flippancy, no superiority, no presumption. And our charity must be real and costly love... no mere tolerance, or indulgence which parodies love... Your neighbor is the holiest object presented to your senses." - C.S. Lewis

aims said...

Service is 99% attitude.

aims said...

"Nobody knows what a boy is worth and the world must wait and see, for every man in an honored place is a boy that used to be."

Anonymous said...

You may be the only Scriptures your friends ever read!

- I believe it's by John Bytheway

{Amy} said...

Might be too late, but my favorites are this:

Camus wrote:
Do not walk in front of me
I may not follow
Do not walk behind me
I may not lead
Walk beside me and be my friend

Another favorite:
If I had a flower for everytime I thought of you, I could walk forever in my garden

{{finally a lurker coming out to say hello! and I love your blog!}}

Julie said...

"God's love is unconditional, but His promises are not."
-Charles Swindoll

"I have so much to do today that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer."
-Martin Luther

"A man is what he thinks about all day long."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Those who do not find time for excercise will have to find time for illness"
-Earl of Derby

Sharon Mitchell said...

I have two favorites:

If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
Frank A.Clark

God does notice us and he watches over us, but it is usually through another person that He meets our needs.
Pres. Spencer W. Kimball

Sue said...

German proverb: "You can't direct the wind, but you can adjust your sails."

"Those who spread sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves." -James Matthew Barrie.

"Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul." -Samuel Ullman

African-American Proverb: "Tell me whom you love, and I'll tell you who you are."

Sue said...

"The only way out of a difficult is through it." - Will Rogers

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite is Dr. Seuss: “Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.”

I think it fits really well for YW

Ashli said...

"Begin each day as if it were on purpose."
--Hitch from the movie Hitch

Sue Sparks said...

Courage is fear that has said its prayers-anon.

Don't cry because it's over.
Smile because it happened.
-Dr. Seuss

Never forget what is worth remembering or remember what is best forgotten.-anon.

Cardalls said...

When men speak ill of thee, live so that nobody will believe them.
~Plato

Jen Lee said...

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." Albert Einstein

Anonymous said...

No other success compensates for failure in the home.

Logan and Brooklynn's Mommy said...

"Yesterday is history; Tomorrow is a mystery; Today is a gift"...words to live by for me :)

Kate said...

"Kindness is the essence of greatness and the fundamental characteristic of the noblest men and women I have known."
--Joseph B. Wirthlin

"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much."
--Mother Teresa

"The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique."
--Walt Disney

"Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:
The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting,
And cometh from afar:
Not in entire forgetfulness,
And not in utter nakedness,
But trailing clouds of glory do we come
From God, who is our home"
--William Wordsworth

Traci Garff said...

"I plead with you young women to please be more accepting of yourselves, including your body shape and style, with a little less longing to look like someone else. We are all different. Some are tall, and some are short. Some are round, and some are thin. And almost everyone at some time or other wants to be something they are not! But as one adviser to teenage girls said: “You can’t live your life worrying that the world is staring at you. When you let people’s opinions make you self-conscious you give away your power. … The key to feeling [confident] is to always listen to your inner self—[the real you.]” 8 And in the kingdom of God, the real you is “more precious than rubies.” 9 Every young woman is a child of destiny and every adult woman a powerful force for good."
Jeffrey R. Holland, “To Young Women,” Ensign, Nov 2005, 28