Quotable Sunday

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Greetings friends! For today's Quotable Sunday I have chosen a random selection of quotes that struck my fancy. I hope you enjoy them:

"All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and the afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse, and sorrow, the people and places and how the weather was."
-Ernest Hemingway

"The first panacea for a misguided nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists."
-Ernest Hemingway

"Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe."
-Edmund Burke

"It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed ... The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. All history will convince you of this, and that wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues."
-Abigail Adams, letter to her son John Quincy Adams

"Every time you wake up and ask yourself, "What good things am I going to do today?", remember that when the sun goes down at sunset, it will take a part of your life with it."
-Proverb, "Indian Proverb"

"Among the numerous luxuries of the table...coffee may be considered as one of the most valuable. It excites cheerfulness without intoxication; and the pleasing flow of spirits which it occasions...is never followed by sadness, languor or debility."
-Benjamin Franklin

"The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself."
-Benjamin Franklin

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

-Benjamin Franklin, in the Penn. Assembly - Reply To Governor

"You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it, however."
-Richard Bach

"Every problem has a gift for you in its hands. We seek problems because we need their gifts."
-Richard Bach

And lastly, a recent quote from my 7 year old:
After receiving some money as a birthday gift I went out shopping, kids in tow. We browsed around and they kept picking things up and bargaining with me to purchase them. I relented and allowed them each to choose a small toy. Heading toward the checkout I realized the cost of our loot was more than I was willing to part with. I began putting some of my things back. When I got to the last item I had selected I muttered, "Hey wait a minute, why am I spending all of my money on you again, as usual?" He patted me on the back and replied, "It's just your daily spanks mom, just your daily spanks."


really.truly said...

Your blog looks great! I'm getting ready to change things up too:)

Unknown said...

I especially love the quotes from Hemingway and Franklin. I always enjoy your blog. I mostly read it with google reader on my phone and it is difficult to respond that way. So i try to remind myself to do so when I get on the computer. But my brain is much....so I often forget. Sorry.

McNew Family said...

The daily spanks - that is great!!!!!

SmartPumpkin'sMom said...

I love the quote about pursuing your dreams. :) And I got a kick out of the last one as well. LOL. "Daily spank...". LOL

Chris said...

wow! you did a make over :D it looks good.

Unknown said...

Love the quote by your son, too funny!
I love the first Ernest Hemingway quote too, that is totally how I feel about reading a good book!
Happy Sunday!

Shana Putnam said...

I like your new blog look. The header is super cute!

Ms D said...

Love your blog and the quotes! Thanks for stopping by my blog :) Have a wonderful day!!

Anonymous said...

hope you had a great sunday...

very nicely said...


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