Inspirational quotes - my collection

I read a lot, and one of the things i note in books apart from new words are quotes. Here is my collection below, i will keep adding ....

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. ~Douglas Pagels

A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out. ~Grace Pulpit

A good friend is cheaper than therapy. ~Author Unknown

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short. ~Andre Maurois

A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. ~Ruth Bell Graham

A life without cause is a life without effect. ~Barbarella

A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. ~Irish Proverb

A man's work is from sun to sun, but a mother's work is never done. ~Author Unknown

A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year. ~Paul Sweeney

After a few years of marriage, a man can look right at a woman without seeing her - and a woman can see right through a man without looking at him. ~Helen Rowland

Age is mind over matter, if you don't mind it doesn't' matter - unknown

All marriages are happy. It's the living together afterward that causes all the trouble. ~Raymond Hull

Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity; yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage. ~Sydney J. Harris

Always when judging Who people are, Remember to footnote The words "So far." ~Robert Brault

Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease. ~Lisa Alther

At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. ~Plato

Be nice to those you meet on the way up. They're the same folks you'll meet on the way down. ~Walter Winchell, 1932

Before borrowing money from a friend, decide which you need most. ~American Proverb

Being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love. ~Mildred B. Vermont

Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn't know you had, and dealing with fears you didn't know existed. ~Linda Wooten

Being loved by all is little fun Unless you're also loved by one. ~Robert Brault

By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll be happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. ~Socrates

Constant use will not wear ragged the fabric of friendship. ~Dorothy Parker

Despite our efforts to keep him out, God intrudes. The life of Jesus is bracketed by two impossibilities: "a virgin's womb and an empty tomb". Jesus entered our world through a door marked,"No Entrance" and left through a door marked "No Exit." --Peter Larson

Don't be found hating thick ankles more than an ugly soul - Gladys Hunt

Don't compromise yourself. You're all you've got. ~Janis Joplin

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. ~Mark Twain

Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without. ~James C. Dobson

Everyone sooner or later sits down to a banquet of conse In nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments - Robert Green Ingersoll

Everyone sooner or later sits down to a banquet of consequences - Robert Louis Stevenson

“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God. That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.” - C.S. Lewis

In nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments -While we are free to choose our actions, we are not free to choose the consequences of our actions - Steven R.Covey

Face what you think you believe and you will be surprised. ~William Hale White

Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him, and to let him know that you trust him. ~Booker T. Washington

Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer. ~Author Unknown

Friendship is one mind in two bodies. ~Mencius

Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things. ~Author Unknown

Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak. Sometimes it means that you are strong enough to let go. ~Author Unknown

God asks no man whether he will accept life. That is not the choice. You must take it. The only question is how. ~Henry Ward Beecher

God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers. ~Jewish Proverb

God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me. ~Author unknown

God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled. ~Author Unknown

He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began. ~Leo Tolstoy

He who has nothing to die for has nothing to live for. ~Moroccan Proverb

Here's to matrimony, the high sea for which no compass has yet been invented! ~Heinrich Heine

Hold a true friend with both your hands. ~Nigerian Proverb

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds In a believer's ear; It soothes his sorrows, heals his wounds, And drives away his fear. ~John Newton

Husbands are like fires. They go out when unattended. ~Zsa Zsa Gabor

I don't wish to be everything to everyone, but I would like to be something to someone. ~Javan

I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are very wise and very beautiful; but I never read in either of them: "Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden." ~St Augustine

I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life. ~Rita Rudner

I think I've discovered the secret of life - you just hang around until you get used to it. ~Charles Schulz

If A equals success, then the formula is: A = X + Y + Z, where X is work, Y is play, and Z is keep your mouth shut. ~Albert Einstein

If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies. Yet distance makes no difference. He is praying for me. ~Robert M. McCheyne

If Jesus Christ were to come today people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner, and hear what he has to say, and make fun of it. ~Thomas Carlyle

If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree. ~Jim Rohn

If you have a mom, there is nowhere you are likely to go where a prayer has not already been. ~Robert Brault

Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says: 'I need you because I love you.' " ~ Dr. Erich Fromm

In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage. ~Robert Anderson, Solitaire & Double Solitaire

In God we trust, all others we virus scan. ~Author Unknown

In my friend, I find a second self. ~Isabel Norton

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back. ~Charlie Brown

In the early years, you fight because you don't understand each other. In the later years, you fight because you do. ~Joan Didion

In what you say of another, apply the test of kindness, necessity and truth, and let nothing pass your lips without a 2/3 majority. ~Liz Armbruster

It is impossible for a man to be freed from the habit of sin before he hates it, just as it is impossible to receive forgiveness before confessing his trespasses... –Ignatius

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter. ~Marlene Dietrich

Just because somebody doesn't love you the way you want them to, doesn't mean they don't love you with all they have. ~Author Unknown

Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein

Life is the sum of all your choices. ~Albert Camus

Life is two-riffic with twins. ~Author Unknown

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. ~Grandma Moses

Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone, Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in your own" ~  Adam Lindsay Gordon

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans” - John Lennon

Like good wine, marriage gets better with age - once you learn to keep a cork in it. ~Gene Perret

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. ~Robert Frost

Love convinces a couple that they are the greatest romance that has ever been, that no two people have ever loved as they do, and that they will sacrifice absolutely anything in order to be together. And then marriage asks them to prove it ~ Mike Mason

Love puts the fun in together, the sad in apart, and the joy in a heart. ~Author Unknown

Love, and a cough, cannot be hid. ~George Herbert

Men tell us in these days that sin is what you think it is. Well, it is not. Sin is what God thinks it is. You may think according to your own conscience. God thinks according to His. –John G. Lake

Mirror, mirror on the wall, I am my mother after all. ~Author Unknown

More marriages might survive if the partners realized that sometimes the better comes after the worse. ~Doug Larson

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. ~William Makepeace Thackeray

My husband and I divorced over religious differences. He thought he was God, and I didn't. ~Author Unknown

My life has a superb cast but I can't figure out the plot. ~Ashleigh Brilliant

Nature gave men two ends - one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then man's success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most. ~George R. Kirkpatrick

Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight. ~Phyllis Diller, Phyllis Diller's Housekeeping Hints, 1966

Never miss an opportunity to make others happy, even if you have to leave them alone in order to do it. ~Author Unknown

No man can follow Christ and go astray. ~William H.P. Faunce

Nobody ever did, or ever will escape the consequences of his choices - Alfred A. Montapert

Now, as always, the most automated appliance in a household is the mother. ~Beverly Jones

Once a man has won a woman's love, the love is his forever. He can only lose the woman. ~Robert Brault

One advantage of marriage is that, when you fall out of love with him or he falls out of love with you, it keeps you together until you fall in again. ~Judith Viorst

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty. ~Sicilian Proverb

People do not mind their faults being spread out before them, but they become impatient if called on to give them up. –Goethe

Promise only what you can deliver. Then deliver more than you promise. ~Author Unknown

See everything; overlook a great deal; correct a little. ~Pope John XXIII

Sin and the child of God are incompatible. They may occasionally meet; they cannot live together in harmony --John R. W. Stott

Sin is not to be ignored, nor minimised. It is the most patent fact in life, the darkest experience in the history of the race. It is the root of all the world's tragedies. It is that which makes "conscience a thousand swords," "the torture of an inward hell," "the worm that doth begnaw the soul." --James M. Campbell

Spouse: someone who'll stand by you through all the trouble you wouldn't have had if you'd stayed single. ~Author Unknown

Strike an average between what a woman thinks of her husband a month before she marries him and what she thinks of him a year afterward, and you will have the truth about him. ~H.L. Mencken, A Book of Burlesques, 1916

Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate. ~Barnett R. Brickner

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week. ~Joseph Addison

The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend. ~Aristotle

The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had. ~Author Unknown

The biggest problem in the world could have been solved when it was small. ~Witter Bynner

The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds - they mature slowly. ~Peter De Vries

The day will happen whether or not you get up. ~John Ciardi

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. ~Jimmy Johnson

The formative period for building character for eternity is in the nursery. The mother is queen of that realm and sways a scepter more potent than that of kings or priests. ~Author Unknown

The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night. Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. ~Elisabeth Foley

The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him. ~Henry L. Stimson

The phrase "working mother" is redundant. ~Jane Sellman

The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast. ~Gabriel García Márquez

The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work; second, stick-to-itiveness; third, common sense. ~Thomas Edison

To know the road ahead, ask those coming back. ~Chinese Proverb

To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world. ~Author Unknown

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. ~Malcolm S. Forbes

True friends stab you in the front. ~Oscar Wilde

True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable. ~Dave Tyson Gentry

Trumpets! Lightnings! The earth trembles! But into the Virgin's womb thou didst descent with noiseless tread. ~Agathias Scholasticus

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. ~Aristotle

Whatever we worship, short of God, is sure to be our undoing. ~Mignon McLaughlin

Whatever weakens your reason, impairs the tenderness of your conscience, obscures your sense of God, or takes off the relish for spiritual things then it is sin for you, however, innocent it may be in itself. --Suzanna Wesley

Whatever you are be a good one. ~Abraham Lincoln

When one doesn’t learn to resist the devil, he or she probably doesn’t know much of submitting to God. --Greg Manalli

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. ~Nora Ephron

Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences - Norman Cousins

Women's Liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's the men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one's likely to do anything about that. ~Golda Meir

You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving. ~Author Unknown

You can only trust yourself... and barely that. ~Paige Wilson

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him. ~Leo Aikman

You learn to like someone when you find out what makes them laugh, but you can never truly love someone until you find out what makes them cry. ~Author Unknown

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment unless you trust enough. ~Frank Crane

You'll never be able to speak against sin if you're entertained by it. --John Muncee

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was. ~Irish Proverb


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  2. this is a nice collection of quotes, especially the wedding anniversary messages. i really like this one and I enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing!


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