Friday, December 10, 2010

Wisdom Jar final week

I can't believe I actually got 365 quotes.  I don't think I have any duplicates, but the folks I am giving these to as a present will certainly let me know if I do, although there are some that I could have duplicated about 30 quotes and they never would have known.  I have a diverse group of friends.

Just getting over the stomach flue and I am leaving for Florida on the weekend.  It has been an insane week and month so far.  I am so looking forward to some down time.

  1. people, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. - Audrey Hepburn
  2. At one point or another in our lives, we’re going to fail at something. The more risks you take, the more chances you’ll have at failing.  -Steve Kamb
  3. Thomas Edison failed with 1,000 different filaments before finally perfecting the light bulb. Fortunately, he took each failure as “one more thing that didn’t work” so he could move onto the next thing. - Steve Kamb
  4. “Debt is like any other trap, easy enough to get into, but hard enough to get out of.” -Henry Wheeler Shaw
  5. Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. -- Scott Adams
  6. How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. -- Annie Dillard
  7. When things go wrong don't go with them. - Elvis Presley, rock idol
  8. “We all live in suspense, from day to day, from hour to hour; in other words, we are the hero of our own story.” ~Mary McCarthy
  9. A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. - John Lennon
  10. The more I see the less I know for sure.  John Lennon
  11. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.  ~Henry Ford
  12. It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.  ~Edmund Hillary
  13. The important thing is not to stop questioning.  ~Albert Einstein
  14. The difference between try and triumph is a little umph.  ~Author Unknown
  15. You don't have to brush your teeth - just the ones you want to keep.  ~Author Unknown
  16. You know, by the time you reach my age, you've made plenty of mistakes if you've lived your life properly.” Ronald Regan
  17. Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst ~  Marcus Aurelius
  18. Everyone is gifted - but some people never open their package - Author Unknown
  19. Bad Habits are at first cobwebs, then cables. Spanish Proverb
  20. If speaking is silver, then listening is gold. ~ Turkish Proverb
  21. To lengthen your life, shorten your meals. ~ Unknown
  22. Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow ~  Swedish Proverb
  23. Trouble is to man what rust is to iron  ~ Yiddish Proverb
  24. Fools and obstinate men make rich lawyers. ~ Spanish Proverb
  25. Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet ~ African Proverb
  26. I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it. - Harry Emerson Fosdick

Friday, December 3, 2010

Wisdom Jar Week 13

This is the second last week of posting these.  We are deep into Hanukkah now and Christmas is approaching fast.  With the ongoing renovation in the house at the moment, I have not even begun to think of anything Christmas related.  What I need right now is a Christmas miracle.

The quotes at the end are from Katherine Hepburn.   I always admired her fierce independence.
  1. It’s possible to stay alive for 99 years without every really having lived. Jason Kotecki
  2. “Some people use one half their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid  paying it.” -George Prentice
  3. "What could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? Every     age can be enchanting, provided you live within it." ~ Brigitte Bardot
  4. “You’ve got a lot of choices.  If getting out of bed in the morning is a chore and you’re not smiling on a regular basis, try another choice. ” ~Steven D. Woodhull
  5. "Be who you are, and say what you feel, because those that mind don’t matter and those that matter don’t mind." 
 -Dr. Seuss
  6. You will make all kinds of mistakes but as long as you are generous and true and fierce you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her.  - Winston Churchill
  7. Have no fear of perfection - you’ll never reach it.  Salvador Dali
  8. Courage is very important.  like a muscle, it is strengthened by use.  - Ruth Gordon
  9. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars - Ralph Emerson
  10. A man’s wife has more power over him than the state has. - Ralph Emerson
  11. Don’t limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time. - Rabbinical Saying
  12. Truth stands the test of time, lies are soon exposed - proverb
  13. stupid people always think they are right. Wise people listen to advice.  proverb
  14. Canada is a country whose main exports are hockey players and cold fronts. Our main imports are baseball players and acid rain.  Pierre Trudeau
  15. It is no use saying we are doing our best.  You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary - Winston Churchill
  16. Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm Winston Churchill
  17. It’s not the hours you put in your work that counts, it’s the work you put in the hours. Sam Ewig
  18. Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow - Ralph Emerson
  19. Humor is also a way of saying something serious. T.S. Eliot
  20. When we are unable to find tranquility within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. - Rochefouchuld
  21. Only the mediocre are always at their best. - Jean Giraudoux
  22. Plain women know more about men than beautiful ones do. -Katherine Hepburn
  23. Enemies are so stimulating. Katherine Hepburn
  24. If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead get married. - Katherine Hepburn
  25. If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun. - Katherine Hepburn
  26. Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other.  Perhaps they should just live next door and just visit now and then. - Katherine Hepburn