Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Favorite Quotes

Those who know me well, know I love a good quote. Here are few I have come across lately that I enjoyed and wanted to share:

  • The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

    Nelson Mandela

  • She gives most who gives with joy.

    Mother Teresa

  • For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe.

    — Anonymous

  • Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty—they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.

    — Martin Buxbaum

  • Nature gives you the face you have at 20; it is up to you to inherit the face you have at 50.

    Coco Chanel

  • Whoever is happy will make others happy too.

    Anne Frank

Do you have a favorite quote you'd like to share? Please leave me a comment and tell me what it is, or which one of these quotes you liked (or didn't).


Daisy said...

I really like that Anne Frank quote. I do not know any really moving quotes, but here is one of my favorites:

"Time's fun when you're having flies"
by Kermit the Frog

George said...

I hold it true, whate'er befall;
I feel it, when I sorrow most;
'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.

-Lord Tennyson

Jeanne said...


I love quotes too much to ever pick favorites but here are a couple I just found that struck my fancy tonight... one on overcoming adversity & one about peace...


"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved".
--Helen Keller


"This is the greatest honour I have ever received in my life. Peace has always been my greatest concern. Yet in my childhood I learned to love it. My mother - an exceptional, brilliant woman - used to speak to me about it when I was still a child, because in those years there were also a lot of wars. Moreover, I am Catalan. Catalonia had the first democratic Parliament much before than England. And it was in my country where there was a beginning of united nations. At that time - the eleventh Century - they met in Toluges - today in France - to speak about peace, because the Catalonian people of that time were already against war. That is why, the United Nations, which work only for the ideal of peace, are in my hearth, because everything relating to peace goes directly there.
I have not played the cello in front of an audience since long years but I think I must do it this time. I am going to play a melody from the Catalonian folklore: The singing of the Birds. Birds, when in the sky, go singing: Peace, peace, peace. And this is a melody that Bach, Beethoven and all great people would have admired and loved. And, in addition, it springs up from the soul of my country: Catalonia".
-- Pau (Pablo) Casals
[Before the United Nations Assembly accepting the Medal of Peace]


Jeanne :)

P.S. I know it has been awhile since we've talked! Things have been very busy on my end! I hope you are doing well! I love the quote post. As you know, I post quotes a lot too. :) I miss you... you always have something positive to say! :)

Renee said...

I like your quotes...especially the general manager one...I may have to use that myself.

Kim said...

"For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe."

What a fantastic quote and one I very much need right now! Thanks! : )

Anonymous said...

"Not all who wander are lost." -Gandhi

"A good mother has happy children and dirty floors." Anonymous Mom

"God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try." Mother Teresa

"Peace begins with a smile." Mother Teresa

"Be the change you want to see in the world." Gandhi

Any of these work?
"We can do no great things, only small things with great love." Mother Teresa

Renee said...

Hi Maureen
I tried to leave a comment before and I think I deleted it!
I like your quotes...
One I use alot is by, of all people, Bon Jovi.
"When mapping out your life, be sure to use a pencil"

Anonymous said...

Great quotes, Maureen

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead - be well.

Maureen Hayes said...

Wow, I have gotten some really great feedback and some even better quotes from all of you! I appreciate everyone sharing their favorites, I enjoyed them all.

Thanks for reading and for commenting.

LoveLeigh said...

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.

Mother Teresa