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

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