Some more Notable Quotes …

With a Seasonal focus

A Christmas Wish – 

May you never forget

What is worth remembering

Or remember 

What is best forgotten.

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Eat, drink and be merry

For tomorrow ye diet. Willma Gilmore Beymer

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Here’s wishing you the kind of troubles that last as long as your New Year resolutions! 

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In the year ahead, may we treat our friends with kindness and our enemies with generosity.

Quotes are from Notable Quotes, World Book Encyclopedia, Inc.

 

More Notable Quotes

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I hope you enjoy these quotes from Notable Quotes published by World Book Encyclopedia , Inc.

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone may be looking. H.L. Mencken

Your conscience is what your mother told you before you were six years old. Dr.G. Brock Chisholm

Courage is fear that has said its prayers. Karle Baker

Men learn while they teach. Seneca

In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing. Antonio Porchia

To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race or colour, is like living in Alaska and being against snow. William Faulkner

None of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves. Oscar Wilde

 

 

 

 

What is the opposite of depression?*

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*According to writer, Andrew Solomon, it is vitality! That makes a lot of sense to me.

I listened to his talk on the video below and could relate to much of what he said. I had my first encounter with depression when I was in my 20’s and have experienced it on and off over the years. I have used a variety of methods to help me feel and do better.

Solomon raises the issue of “psychological vs physiological” and proclaims that we don’t have enough scientific evidence to choose either one. Maybe in time there will be a better answer.

Most of the time my depression is not noticeable to other people. I function quite well. I remember learning about “putting one foot in front of the other” and another tip was “just keep breathing” – these sayings were helpful at times.

Anyway, I won’t go on about depression apart from asking you to be aware among your family and friends and be brave enough to ask them if they are okay and be prepared to listen to their response. Thanks 🙂

Book of Notable Quotes

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A friend passed on some books to me this week. Included among them was one titled Noted Quotables published by World Book Encyclopedia, Inc.(1986). It is a selection of famous quotes compiled by Jerry Reedy organised by themes. I know we can find any number of quotes on the internet but sometimes it is good to hold a book in my hands!

Here are some examples:

Theme – Ability “Everyone must row with the oars he has.” (English proverb)

Theme – Adversity “Prosperity getteth friends, but adversity trieth them.” (Nicholas Ling)

Theme – Anger “The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn’t angry enough.” (Bede Jarrett)

Theme: Bravery “Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.” (Gen. Omar Nelson Bradley)

There are lots more and I may just include some more in a later post :)!