Wednesday, September 05, 2012


The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.
Alden Nowlan, poet, novelist, and playwright (1933-1983) 

What is to give light must endure burning. 

Viktor Frankl, author, neurologist and psychiatrist, Holocaust survivor (1905-1997) 

Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions. 

Frank Lloyd Wright, architect (1867-1959) 

Don't be yourself. Be someone a little nicer. 

Mignon McLaughlin, journalist and author (1913-1983) 

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.  I am thankful that thorns have roses.

Alphonse Karr (1808-1890) French novelist

I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers. 

Kahlil Gibran, mystic, poet, and artist (1883-1931) 


Celia said...

Enjoyed your quotes, especially Wright's. I'm in the process of removing much stuff that requires much dusting and storage, janitoring indeed.

Pat said...

I like the one about being nicer than oneself.

Arkansas Patti said...

Kahlil really said it well. I have that book somewhere.
Thanks for stopping by and your sweet plea. Right now I am still enjoying the cut cord.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

I liked some of these a lot! The Frank Lloyd Wright quote seems right on the monet, to me.