Thursday, 29 November 2012

For the big man with a very tender heart


For a very long time, my blogger friend Mahesh Iyer who blogs at Memories has been pestering asking me to do a post on my favourite quotes. Finally I am at it. This post is for him - The big man with a very tender heart. This post is also a thank-you post for the wonderful readers of this blog. I cherish each and every one of you :)



"The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson -
 
“Even boredom should be described with gusto. How many things are happening on a day when nothing happens?” 

- Wislawa Szymborska -
 
"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 -
 
"Behind the facade of image and distraction, each person is an artist in this primal and inescapable sense. Each one of us is doomed and privileged to be an inner artist who carries and shapes a unique world."

- John O' Donohue -


 
"Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. Kindness that catches us by surprise brings out the best in our natures."

- Bob Kerrey -
 
"Try to make at least one person happy every day. If you cannot do a kind deed, speak a kind word. If you cannot speak a kind word, think a kind thought."

- Lawrence G. Lovasik -

"The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives."

- Anthony Robbins -

"Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer."

- Rainer Maria Rilke -



"Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don't want it. What appears bad manners, an ill temper or cynicism is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen. You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone."

- Miller Williams -

"I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap."

- Ani DiFranco -

"When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too."

- Paulo Cohelo -

"Our life is composed greatly from dreams from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together."

- Anais Nin -



"Love leads us into mystery where no one can say what comes next, or how, or why."

- Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg -

"Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work."

- William Arthur Ward -

"The only way love can last a lifetime is if it's unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love."

- Stephen Kendrick -

"To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted."

- George Kneller -



Hope you liked these cherry-picked quotes, of which many have been posted to my Facebook wall. Please feel free to copy the quote that you liked and related to. I would be happy if you could add your own favourite quote in the comments' section. Mahesh, does this make you happy?



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20 comments:

  1. So glad your friend pestered, I mean kindly requested that share.. Anais's might be my favorite.

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  2. Hi Susan,

    Many many thanks for this :)! I am printing this out and sticking this on to my work-station!

    My favourite ones are:

    One can do no great things only small things with great care! - Mother Teresa.

    Your time is limited, so don't waste it leading someone else's life. - Steve Jobs

    Everything starts with love, remember; love is the ultimate law. Then prayer, mercy, grace, follow of their own accord.

    Love is the rock, the only rock on which we can build the temple of life, the temple of God.

    both by Osho

    Hope you have reached Goa safely?

    Wishing you joy, prosperity and good health in your new home.

    Thanks,
    Mahesh

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  3. ..very inspiring and uplifting Susan... for a moment, i was bound in so much joy while reading these wonderful quotes you posted here... the one offered by Paulo Cohelo, Lovasik, O' Donohue & Henry Van Dyke became my favorites after the read... GOD Bless!!!(:

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  4. def some great quotes...i am always jotting down quotes in my notebook that i catch each day or whenever i read them....these were a treat...

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  5. Beautiful quotes Susan and like one other reader siad, very inspiring. I personally love the quote: "To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted."- George Kneller. That is true because we tend to take so many things for granted. Great post Susand and have a blessed day!

    nelmitravel

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  6. Inspiring quotes, indeed, Susan! Enjoyed reading them all.
    Blessings!

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  7. wow! bookmarking this post as a keepsake!

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  8. I thank Mahesh for persevering. So glad you posted these. It's too hard to pick just one. They all resonate with me on some level. Also, I feel they describe your soul - so kind and loving. Thank you for doing this Susan.

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  9. Hi Susan Deborah :-)

    almost a daily habit of mine also, is to post favorite words, sometimes others, sometimes my own on Face Book page. Favorite? I love so many, dear girl.

    One of yours I have picked though, this was easy to do, it stood out for me:

    "Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work."

    - William Arthur Ward -

    Superb!
    Peace, Love, and JOY always!
    Steve

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  10. Lovely quotes Susan...thanks so much for sharing I am bookmarking this one :)

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  11. Love these, Susan. I might have to use several of them at my own blog. I will of course credit you.

    Thanks for keeping up w/your blog. Even though I may not comment all the time, know that I do visit and read all of your postings.
    --
    Chris

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  12. I collect quotes too... write them down in a little book. In college, I used to write them all over my books and desk... sometimes on my hands too. Your quotes are one of the best things on my FB wall, it's true... quotes do reveal one's nature, and yours is beautiful and sustaining.

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  13. Beautiful words of wisdom dear Susan, the choices reflect your heart.;)
    Love all the love quotes.;)
    Have a great week ahead.;)
    xoxo

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  14. Some lovely quotes there..
    my favorites are..

    The only way love can last a lifetime is if it's unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love."

    I know there is strength in the differences between us. I know there is comfort, where we overlap."

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  15. Those are some inspiring quotes , thanks for sharing


    Bikram's

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  16. Each one is a gem. But I picked the one I liked the best. :)
    "Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer."

    - Rainer Maria Rilke -

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  17. Each one is a gem. But I picked the one I liked the best. :)
    "Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer."

    - Rainer Maria Rilke -

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  18. Thanks for sharing this Susan. I always enjoy reading the quotes that you share in facebook. This one is a treat for all of us. :-)

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