Some of my favorite quotes (attributed to the author when known):
The richest person is not the one who has the most – but the one who needs the least.
This Irish Blessing:
May your troubles be less,
and your blessings me more.
And nothing but happiness
Come through your door.
happy, happy, happy
The happiest people don’t have the best of everything – They just make the best of everything they have.
Here are some from Kahlil Gibran:
“Beauty is not a need but an ecstasy. It is not a mouth thirsting nor an empty hand stretched forth, but rather a heart inflamed and a soul enchanted.”
But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
“Love one another, but make not a band of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. And stand together yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, and the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.”
“When you love you should not say, “God is in my heart,” but rather, “I am in the heart of God,” And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.”
Here’s a rational one by Franz Kafka:
“Beyond a certain point there is no return. This point has to be reached.”
From the great columnist Ann Landers:
“Marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. It’s the way you love your partner every day.”
This one is from a CSI episode, I think Gil Grissom said it:
“Crazy people make even sane people act crazy.”
The comic, actor and writer Denis Leary said (in his book ‘Why We Suck’):
“I think there are whole cities full of morons out there who couldn’t beat a bag of hammers at a game of scrabble.”
from George Bernard Shaw
“Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.”
“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.”
“Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.”
“A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.”
“Life isn’t about finding yourself, it’s about creating yourself.”
“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
“I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.”
A somber one from the great philosopher Sophocles:
“Death is not the worst evil, but rather when we wish to die and cannot.“
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.“
from Ralph Waldo Emerson-
“For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind.”