Thursday, February 05, 2009

Quotes Worth Remembering



I've been browsing through some of my quote books.
It's like eating treats -- you munch and savour and reach for more. For me, reading quotes is much like eating peanuts, you just can't stop at one. These were too good to keep to myself...here's a handful to enjoy as well.

Happy Day!
Brenda
  

"It is a good plan to have a book with you in all places and at all times. If you are presently without, hurry without delay to the nearest shop and buy one of mine." ~~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, 1809 - 1894

"The difference between the right word and the almost right word is like the difference between lightning and the lightning bug." ~~ Mark Twain, 1835 - 1910
"That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful." ~~ Ninon de l'Eenclos, 1620 - 1705

"It is very well worthwhile to be tormented for two or three years of one's life, for the sake of being able to read all the rest of it." ~~ Jane Austen, 1775 - 1817

"Lay hold of something that will help you, and then use it to help somebody else." ~~ Booker T. Washington, 1856 - 1915

"He is your friend who pushes you nearer to God." ~~Abraham Kuyper, 1837 - 1920

"Be careful to preserve your health. It is a trick of the devil, which he employs to deceive good souls, to incite them to do more than they are able, in order that they may no longer be able to do anything." ~~ Fr. Vincent de Paul, 1581 - 1660

"When I get a little money I buy books, and if any is left I buy food and clothes." ~~ Erasmus, d. 1536

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4 comments:

  1. fun quote, thanks for sharing.

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  2. "How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive?"

    Homer (Simpson)

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  3. Cafe Haven -- ha ha ha! Too funny.

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  4. I love quotes too... like peanuts. That's good. Some of these will be new to my collection so thank you!

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To My Beautiful Readers,

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Brenda xox

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