Quotations for Daily Use

Blaming others, Complaining, Negativism

"A man may fail many times but is not a failure until he blames someone else." John Burroughs, (1837–1921), US naturalist and author (Shared by Kurt Eckerson, 2/8/06)

"Be not concerned about me. I feel my shoulders relieved from the burden."John Adams, (October 30 [O.S. October 19] 1735 – July 4, 1826) was an American lawyer, author, statesman, and diplomat. He served as the second President of the United States (1797–1801), the first Vice President (1789–1797) and as a Founding Father was a leader of American independence from Great Britain.

"Bullfight critics row on row
Crowd the enormous Plaza de Toros
But only one is there who knows
And he is the one who fights the bull."
Robert Graves (18951985), English poet, novelist, and critic; professor of poetry at Oxford University 196166; full name Robert Ranke Graves.

"Complaining is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but gets you nowhere." Unknown (Shared by ODS Oops!, DeAnna)

"He felt a provoking urge to flee to Lord's Chapel and kneel at the railing." 3rd person referring to Timothy Kavanagh in Somewhere Safe with Someone Good by Jan Karon

"He liked being in a place where everything from forgetfulness to homicide might be blamed on the heat." Reverend Tim Kavanagh, a character in Home to Holly Springs by Jan Karon

"If you hear a voice within you say 'You cannot paint,' then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced." Vincent van Gogh, 30 March 1853 – 29 July 1890) was a Dutch post-Impressionist

"Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow." Helen Keller, (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree.

"One day at a time to be patient and strong,
To be calm under trial and sweet under wrong,
Then its toiling shall pass and its sorrow shall cease;
It shall darken and die; and our God will bring peace."

Annie Johnson Flint, poet

"Put your teeth in and have a Snickers." (Calm down.) Lace Harper, a character in Come Rain Come Shine by Jan Karon 

"Shallow streams make the most noise." Unknown - This is a turn on the old adage, "Still waters run deep."

"Sometimes God calms the raging storm. Sometimes He lets the storm rage and calms His child." Leslie Gould, author

"The girl who can't dance says the band can't play." Jewish proverb

"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it." Chinese Proverb

"You have the brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the person who'll decide where to go." Dr. Seuss, Theodor Seuss Geisel; March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer and illustrator best known for authoring popular children's books under the pen name Dr. Seuss

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