Quotes for the Weekend

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Don’t you love a good quote? I know I do. I have several books of quotations and I’m always reading them. I use quotes with my writing and whenever I need inspiration, there’s always a gem waiting to be found.

With the US election and the state of the economy, I thought it seemed like a good time to post some of my favourite quotes. Somehow I think we’ll learn more by looking at history than by listening to Joe the Plumber.

Hope you enjoy them. Do you have a favourite quote to share? 😉

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It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
~ Isaac Asimov

I have no romantic feelings about age. Either you are interesting at any age or you are not. There is nothing particularly interesting about being old — or being young, for that matter.
~ Katharine Hepburn

Economic growth without social progress lets the great majority of people remain in poverty, while a privileged few reap the benefits of rising abundance.
~ John F. Kennedy

You know what I like best about looking at the stars? Not the stars themselves, but all those empty spaces between the stars… that’s where I can imagine infinity.
~ T.A. Barron

The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.
~ Anaïs Nin

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The highest use of capital is not to make more money, but to make money do more for the betterment of life.
~ Henry Ford

The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.
~ Carl Rowan

Don’t walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don’t walk behind me, I may not lead; Walk beside me, and just be my friend.
~ Albert Camus

Where they make a desert, they call it peace.
~ Tacitus

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8 thoughts on “Quotes for the Weekend

  1. Absolutely, CJ:

    “When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross.” – Sinclair Lewis

    “I swear by my life, and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” – Ayn Rand

    “Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” – Mark Twain

    “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.” -George Orwell, 1984

    Those are some of my favorites, but, obviously, I have many more.

    Cheers!

  2. Those are some great quotes, Leap. I’d forgotten that one by Ayn Rand; there’s one from The Fountainhead I like as well – “A house can have integrity, just like a person, and just as seldom.” I hadn’t heard the others before; I love that one by Mark Twain – I’ll have to remember to do that! Thanks for sharing. 😉

  3. “We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.”
    William Gladstone

    This is a good one too.

  4. Paramahansa Yogananda:

    “Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.”

    And so much more I could write. Yogananda is not officially my guru, but I would be proud to call him so, just as I am today proud to call him a profound influence on my life. Jai Sri Paramahansaji!

  5. Hi Shady, thanks for stopping by. I’ve long admired Yogananda and that’s a wonderful quote, particularly given some of the things going on in the world at the moment… if we could all remain calm and serene, you wonder just how different things might be.

    Thanks for sharing the quote, and best wishes for the festive season to you. 😉

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