Thursday, November 25, 2010

Values and Quotes

In September, as part of Aby Garvey's Time Management course, she had us do an exercise to (1) determine and then (2) prioritize our goals. I went all Pottery barnish and used to computer to make my list look like a colourful sort of mini bus roll. Then, I bought a $5 frame and "distressed" it.

Tonight, as I was hunting down quotes for the calendar project, it occurred to me to use the values as categories to find quotes that I could believe in. I even thought that defending their truth would make for interesting essays--but I'll spare you.

Here's what I've found:

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.” Anais Nin

[Nothing suitable for responsibility. Hard to find something that didn’t sound too preachy.]

“Joy is not in things; it is in us.” Richard Wagner

"The journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place." -Barbara DeAngelis

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” The Dalai Lama

“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.” George Bernard Shaw

(This is the quotation I found to speak for excellence.)

“It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.” Sir Winston Churchill

“Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.” Baruch Spinoza

[Nothing suitable for beauty.]

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” Sir Winston Churchill

[Respect and vitality? Nothing. But I did like these others, below.]

“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” - Francesca Reigler

“People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

"Whoever is happy will make others happy, too." Mark Twain.

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.” Cicero

So, there we go. A little something for your quotation collection.

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