Sunday, December 11, 2011

A Collection of African Love Quotes

Love Brewed in Africa: A Collection of African Love Quotes

by Injete Chesoni

As the dreaded Valentines Day approaches many men will be under pressure to find the best way to express their love. Throughout the ages men have been criticized for been un-romantic and incapable of expressing their emotions. However, we need to ask ourselves what is romance really? I like to define it as the expression of love. In this article I define romance through the use of some of my favorite African love quotes. These quotes give us a glimpse into African culture and show us that love and the expression of love are universal. For all the suffering un-romantic men out there feel free to use these African quotes to express your love.

Romantic African Quotes

Let your love be like the misty rain, coming softly, but flooding the river. - (African Proverb).This is one my favorite romantic quotes I love its use of poetic language. It is sure to impress the ladies and perhaps even make them shed a tear. Here are some more romantic quotes that show us love flowers everywhere.

1. The best part of happiness lies in the secret heart of a lover.- African proverb
2. Where there is love there is no darkness. -Burundi
3. A woman is a flower in a garden; her husband is the fence around it. - Ghana
4. A letter from the heart can be read on the face. - Swahili
5. Many little things make a man love a woman in a big way. - Ghana
6. One thread for the needle, one love for the heart. - Sudan
7. Love is like a baby: it needs to be treated tenderly. - Congo DRC
8. Love is like rice: transplanted, still it grows. -Madagascar
9. If the full moon loves you, why worry about the stars? -Tunisia
10. The house of a person we love is never far. - Kenya
11. He who loves the vase loves also what is inside. - African Proverb
12. The one who loves an unsightly person is the one who makes them beautiful. - Uganda
13. He who loves, loves you with your dirt. -Uganda
14. Happiness requires something to do, something to love and something to hope for. - Swahili Saying
15. Love never gets lost it is only kept. - African Proverb

Funny African Love Quotes

If you are ugly you must either learn to dance or make love. - (African Proverb).Love can be painful but it can also be quite funny. As these funny love quotes show there is a lot to laugh at in love and marriage.

1. If you marry a monkey for his wealth, the money goes and the monkey remains as is. - Egypt
2. Never marry a woman who has bigger feet than you. - Mozambique
3. Do not desire a woman with beautiful breasts, if you have no money. - South Africa
4. To love the king is not bad, but a king who loves you is better. -Wolof Proverb
5. He who does not like chattering women must remain a bachelor. - Congo DRC
6. Coffee and love taste best when hot! - Ethiopian Proverb
7. Pretend you are dead and you will see who really loves you. -African Proverb
8. The buttocks are like a married couple though there is constant friction between them; they will still love and live together. - African Proverb
9. It is Mr. Old-Man-Monkey who marries Mrs. Old-Woman-Monkey. - Ghana
10. If there were no cold Friday evenings and boring Saturdays, no one would get married anymore. - Morocco
11. If a young woman says no to marriage just wait until her breasts sag. -Burundi
12. If money were to be found up in the trees, most people would be married to monkeys. - African proverb

African Marriage Quotes

One who marries for love alone will have bad days but good nights. - (African Quote). How can one speak of love without speaking of marriage. It is only fitting that we close off this article with quotes about the joys (some would say bonds)of marriage.

1. Marriage is like a groundnut; you have to crack it to see what is inside. - Ghana
2. A happy man marries the girl he loves, but a happier man loves the girl he marries. - African Proverb
3. One who plants grapes by the road side, and one who marries a pretty woman, share the same problem. - Ethiopia
4. A good wife is easy to find, but good in-laws are rare. - Madagascar
5. It is better to be married to an old lady than to remain unmarried. - Uganda
6. If you have no relatives, get married. - Egypt
7. A man without a wife is like a vase without flowers. - African Proverb
8. A young wife tends to cook too much at first. - Ethiopia
9. Bread without sauce and a home without a wife are meaningless. - Ethiopia
10. A bird can be guarded, a wife can't. - Swahili
11. A home without a woman is like a barn without cattle. - African proverb
12. Marriage is not a tight knot, but a slip knot. - Madagascar
13. The woman who does not covet the possessions of her husband is in love with another man. - Egypt
14. The man may be the head of the home but the wife is the heart. - Kenya

These are just some of my favorite African love quotes. I have a collection of African proverbs on a variety of topics. You can read more of my African quotes here.

Injete Chesoni is an incurable romantic, artist, poet and writer who enjoys writing about various topics. Visit her blog to view her unique artwork and to read her poetry and stories. You can buy art gifts and cards featuring her artwork at her online store.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Top Fourty (40) Health Quotations

Top 40 Health Quotations

By Danielle Hollister


  1. "Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year."
    -- Franklin P. Adams

  2. "He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything."
    -- Arabian Proverb

  3. "To get rich never risk your health. For it is the truth that health is the wealth of wealth."
    -- Richard Baker

  4. "There's lots of people who spend so much time watching their health, they haven't got time to enjoy it."
    -- Josh Billings

  5. "Health has its science, as well as disease. "
    --Elizabeth Blackwell

  6. "Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. "
    --Erma Bombeck

  7. "Isn't it a bit unnerving that doctors call what they do practice? "
    --George Carlin

  8. "The poorest man would not part with health for money, but the richest would gladly part with all their money for health. "
    --Charles Caleb Colton

  9. "As I see it every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself."
    --Adelle Davis

  10. "Preserving health by too severe a rule is a worrisome malady."
    --Francois de La Rochefoucauld

  11. "You can set yourself up to be sick, or you can choose to stay well."
    -- Wayne Dyer

  12. "Give me health and a day and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous."
    --Ralph Waldo Emerson

  13. "The first wealth is health."
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  14. "Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."
    -- Benjamin Franklin

  15. "Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing."
    --Redd Foxx

  16. "Health is not valued till sickness comes."
    --Dr. Thomas Fuller

  17. "A Hospital is no place to be sick."
    --Samuel Goldwyn

  18. "Health is not simply the absence of sickness."
    --Hannah Green

  19. "Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos - the trees, the clouds, everything."
    --Thich Nhat Hanh

  20. "A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses."

  21. "The groundwork of all happiness is health."
    -- Leigh Hunt

  22. "The oneness of mind and body holds the secret of illness and health. "
    --Arnold Hutschnecker

  23. "Health is worth more than learning."
    --Thomas Jefferson

  24. "We cannot seek or attain health, wealth, learning, justice or kindness in general. Action is always specific, concrete, individualized, unique."
    -- Benjamin Jowett

  25. "One out of 4 people in this country is mentally imbalanced. Think of your 3 closest friends-if they seem okay, then you're the one."
    --Ann Landers

  26. "To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life."
    -- William Londen

  27. "It's no longer a question of staying healthy. It's a question of finding a sickness you like."
    --Jackie Mason

  28. "Quit worrying about your health. It'll go away."
    --Robert Orben

  29. "What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease."
    --George Dennison Prentice

  30. "The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results."
    -- Anthony Robbins

  31. "Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live."
    -- Jim Rohn

  32. "Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory."
    --Albert Schweitzer

  33. "A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools."
    -- Spanish Proverb

  34. "People who overly take care of their health are like misers. They hoard up a treasure which they never enjoy."
    -- Laurence Sterne

  35. "Measure your health by your sympathy with morning and Spring. "
    --Henry David Thoreau

  36. "Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint."
    --Mark Twain

  37. "The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease."
    --Fran├žois Voltaire

  38. "Our health always seems much more valuable after we lose it."
    -- Unknown

  39. "Time And health are two precious assets that we don't recognize and appreciate until they have been depleted."
    -- Denis Waitley

  40. "Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God and value it next to conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of, a blessing money can't buy."
    --Izaak Walton

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Top Twenty Five (25) Children Quotations

Top 25 Children Quotations

By Danielle Hollister


    1. "You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance."
      -- Franklin P. Adams

    2. "A child reminds us that playtime is an essential part of our daily routine."
      -- Anonymous

    3. "Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own."
      -- Aristotle

    4. "Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them."
      --James Baldwin

    5. "The best inheritance a person can give to his children is a few minutes of his time each day "
      --O. A. Battista

    6. "Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home."
      -- Bill Cosby

    7. "There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it."
      -- Monta Crane

    8. "The children despise their parents until the age of 40, when they suddenly become just like them - thus preserving the system."
      -- Quentin Crewe

    9. "Your children will see what you're all about by what you live rather than what you say."
      -- Wayne Dyer

    10. "The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives."
      -- Albert Einstein

    11. "We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body."
      -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

    12. "Teach your child to hold his tongue; he'll learn fast enough to speak."
      -- Benjamin Franklin

    13. "The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
      -- Theodore M. Hesburgh

    14. "I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation Where they will not be judged by the color of their skin But by the content of their character."
      -- Martin Luther King, Jr

    15. "The reason grandparents and grandchildren get along so well is that they have a common enemy."
      -- Sam Levenson

    16. "Children need love, especially when they don't deserve it."
      -- Harold Hulbert

    17. "If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do matters."
      -- Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis

    18. "Children are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven."
      -- Robert Pollok

    19. "Good parents give their children Roots and Wings. Roots to know where home is, wings to fly away and exercise what's been taught them."
      -- Jonas Salk

    20. "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about."
      -- Angela Schwindt

    21. "I think that maybe if women and children were in charge we would get somewhere."
      --James Thurber

    22. "Child rearing myth #1: Labor ends when the baby is born."
      -- Unknown


  • "Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said."

  • "Children are the sum of what mothers contribute to their lives. "

  • "When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world."
    -- Zig Ziglar


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Top 35 Funny Quotations by Famous Comedians

Humor Quotations - Top 35 Funny Quotations by Famous Comedians

By Danielle Hollister

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  1. "Education is worth a whole lot. Just think - with enough education and brains the average man would make a good lawyer - and so would the average lawyer."
       -- Grace Allen (Gracie)

  2. "It's foolish to bet on a horse without talking to him first. I know it seems silly to ask a horse who's going to win a race - but it's no sillier than asking anyone else."
     -- Grace Allen (Gracie)

  3. "Build a better mousetrap than your neighbour and Kraft Cheese will beat a path to your door."
     -- Grace Allen (Gracie)

  4. "First you forget names, then you forget faces. Next you forget to pull your zipper up and finally, you forget to pull it down."
    -- George Burns

  5. "Actually, it only takes one drink to get me loaded. Trouble is, I can't remember if it's the thirteenth or fourteenth."
    -- George Burns

  6. "For forty years my act consisted of one joke. And then she died."
    -- George Burns

  7. "Happiness is having a large, loving, caring close-knit family in another city."
    -- George Burns

  8. "Nice to be here? At my age it's nice to be anywhere."
    -- George Burns

  9. "Anytime four New Yorkers get into a cab together without arguing, a bank robbery has just taken place."
    -- Johnny Carson

  10. "Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn't grow up can be vice president."
    -- Johnny Carson

  11. "Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill."
    -- Johnny Carson

  12. "I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food."
    -- Johnny Carson

  13. "The only thing money gives you is the freedom of not worrying about money."
    -- Johnny Carson

  14. "Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell the name will carry."
    Bill Cosby

  15. ""Don't worry about senility," my grandfather used to say. "When it hits you, you won't know it.""
    Bill Cosby

  16. "Fatherhood is telling your daughter that Michael Jackson loves all his fans, but has special feelings for the ones who eat broccoli."
    Bill Cosby

  17. "Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit."
    Bill Cosby

  18. "I wasn't always black... There was this freckle, and it got bigger and bigger."
    Bill Cosby

  19. "Immortality is a long shot, I admit. But somebody has to be first."
    Bill Cosby

  20. "I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life."
    -- Rita Rudner

  21. "I love to shop after a bad relationship. I don't know. I buy a new outfit and it makes me feel better. It just does. Sometimes I see a really great outfit, I'll break up with someone on purpose."
    -- Rita Rudner

  22. "I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry."
    -- Rita Rudner

  23. "I want to have children while my parents are still young enough to take care of them."
    -- Rita Rudner

  24. "I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult."
    -- Rita Rudner

  25. "Men hate to lose. I once beat my husband at tennis. I asked him, "Are we going to have sex again?" He said, "Yes, but not with each other.""
    -- Rita Rudner

  26. "I always did well on the essay questions. Just put everything you know on there, maybe you'll hit it."
    -- Jerry Seinfeld

  27. "No face, mouth open ... that is how the drug companies see the public."
    -- Jerry Seinfeld

  28. "On the side of box of my superman costume it actually said - 'Do not attempt to fly!'"
    -- Jerry Seinfeld

  29. "People who read the tabloids deserve to be lied to."
    -- Jerry Seinfeld

  30. "The Four Levels of Comedy: Make your friends laugh, Make strangers laugh, Get paid to make strangers laugh, and Make people talk like you because it's so much fun."
    -- Jerry Seinfeld

  31. "Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time."
    -- Steven Wright

  32. "I bought some batteries, but they weren't included. So I had to buy them again."
    -- Steven Wright

  33. "I stayed up all night playing poker with tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died."
    -- Steven Wright

  34. "If a word in the dictionary were misspelled, how would we know?"
    -- Steven Wright

  35. "Someone sent me a postcard picture of the earth. On the back it said, "Wish you were here.""
    -- Steven Wright

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Insightful Love Quotes to Ponder

Insightful Love Quotes to Ponder


Author:Noel Jameson

Can the meaning of love be found in insightful love quotes? After all, mankind has been looking for the true definition of the word for generations. While some may insist that true love can not be summed up in words, I personally beg to differ. These insightful love quotes speak volumes.

1. 'Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.' ~ Victor Hugo

2. 'One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.' ~ Sophocles

3. 'It's better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.' ~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson

4. 'Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.' ~ Voltaire

5. Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.' ~ Dorothy Parker

6. 'To love another person is to see the face of God.' ~ Les Miserables

7. 'Love cures people - both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.' ~ Dr. Karl Menninger

8. Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.' ~ D. H. Lawrence

9. 'For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.' ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

10. 'Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring.' ~ Oscar Wilde

11. 'Live through feeling and you will live through love. For feeling is the language of the soul, and feeling is truth.' ~ Matt Zotti

12. 'Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.' ~ Author Unknown

13. 'Love won't be tampered with, love won't go away. Push it to one side and it creeps to the other.' ~ Louise Erdrich

14. 'Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible - it cannot be seen or measured - yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more than any material possession ever could.' ~ Barbara De Angelis

It is true that the dictionary does not have an adequate definition of love. After all, it's not easy to put such passion, fire and depth of emotion into words. These 14 insightful love quotes, however, prove that love can indeed be defined.

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Eighteen (18) Mother Teresa Quotes to Celebrate the Life of an Extraordinary Woman

18 Mother Teresa Quotes to Celebrate the Life of an Extraordinary Woman


Author:Noel Jameson

When choosing words of wisdom to live by, you can't go wrong with Mother Teresa quotes. After all, she was one of the most remarkable women to ever walk the earth. We can learn a lot from her kindness, patience, generosity and gentleness of spirit. These 18 Mother Teresa quotes are perfect examples of why this woman was so special and how many of us can learn from her example.

1. 'It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters.'

2. 'Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world.'

3. 'I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.'

4. 'We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.'

5. 'If we really want to love we must learn how to forgive.'

6. 'We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.'

7. 'Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God\'s kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile.'

8. 'There is more hunger in the world for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.'

9. 'Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.'

10. 'Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.'

11. 'Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.'

12. 'I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.'

13. 'I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?'

14. 'Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.'

15. 'We, the unwilling,led by the unknowing,are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much,for so long,with so little,we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.'

16. 'God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.'

17. 'People are generally irrational, unreasonable and selfish. They deserve to be loved, anyway.'

18. 'Despite giving your best to the world, you may be kicked in the teeth. Give the best you've got anyway.'

It is evident from the wisdom in her words that Mother Teresa was truly a gift to the world. If only the world would live by her wisdom, it would finally be a loving and peaceful place where humanity could enjoy a Utopian existence. If there are any quotes to live by, Mother Teresa quotes are most definitely at the top of that list.

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Eight (8) Claude Monet Quotes

8 Monet Quotes to Celebrate Claude Monet's Birthday

Author:Noel Jameson


Claude Monet was an artistic genius and it is only fitting that we celebrate his birthday with some great Monet quotes to remember him by. Here are eight to give us insight into what made this talented artist tick.

1. 'We're having marvelous weather and I wish I could send you a little of the sunshine. I am slaving away on six paintings a day. I'm giving myself a hard time over it as I haven't yet managed to capture the color of this landscape, there are moments when I'm appalled at the colors I'm having to use, I'm afraid what I'm doing is just dreadful and yet I really am understating it; the light is simply terrifying.'

2. 'I know that to paint the sea really well, you need to look at it every hour of every day in the same place so that you can understand its way in that particular spot; and that is why I am working on the same motifs over and over again, four or six times even.'

3. 'Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.'

4. 'It\'s on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly.'

5. 'I am following Nature without being able to grasp her... I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.'

6. 'For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life - the light and the air which vary continually. For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value.'

7. 'I am completely absorbed by my work. These landscapes of water and reflections have become an obsession. They are beyond the strength of an old man, and yet I am determined to set down what I feel. I have destroyed some...I have begun others over again...and I hope that something will come of so much effort.'

8. 'I would advise young artists to paint as they can, as long as they can, without being afraid of painting badly. If their painting doesn't improve by itself, it means that nothing can be done -- and I would't do anything!'

Hit paintings are treasures and some have tried to imitate, but none have been able to match his mastery. Let us remember to appreciate true genius when we see it and remember Claude Monet with these 8 great Monet quotes.

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Six (6) Grey's Anatomy Quotes for the Holidays

6 Grey's Anatomy Quotes for the Holidays


Author:Noel Jameson

For those of you who love Grey's Anatomy, I've got the perfect holiday gift for you. While others will be sending you the dreaded fruitcake or mindless greeting cards that you'll just toss away, I'm sending you six great Grey's Anatomy quotes to help you bask in the holiday cheer. Okay, so sometimes Grey's isn't downright 'cheery' but hey, if you're a fan of the show you love it for all it's deep, dark humor -- right? So here they are, my gift to you, six memorable Grey's Anatomy quotes.

1. 'There comes a point in your life, when you're officially an adult. Suddenly, you're old enough to vote, drink and engage in other adult activities. Suddenly, people expect you to be responsible, serious, a grown-up. We get taller, we get older. But do we ever really grow up?' ~ Meredith

2. 'Well, Dr. Bailey did save your life today. A black woman saved your life, at a great personal cost. So maybe next time you're looking at your tattoo and you're thinking how much better all these white guys are better than everyone else. You might wanna think about that. Cause between you and me, if I had been alone in that O.R., you would probably be dead right now. And since we are sharing belief systems, I believe that if you were dead, the world would be a better place.' ~ George

3. 'We go into medicine because we want to save lives. We go into medicine because we want to do good. We go into medicine for the rush... for the high... for the ride. But, what we remember at the end of most days are the losses. What we lay awake at night replaying is the pain we caused or failed to cure. The lives we ruined or failed to save. So the experience of practicing medicine rarely resembles the goal.' ~ Meredith

4. 'I am painting Burke's apartment so I can stop calling it Burke's apartment. A happy color. Red. Like blood.' ~ Cristina

5. 'Now I know charting doesn't seem as exciting as surgery, but it is as important. Believe me when I tell you, penmanship saves lives! Is that a 7, or is that a 9? If I have to ask myself that in the middle of an emergency, your patient is dead. You killed him. With your handwriting. Think about that!' ~ Izzie

6. 'For a kiss to be really good, you want it to mean something. You want it to be with someone you can't get out of your head, so that when your lips finally touch you feel it everywhere. A kiss so hot and so deep you never want to come up for air. You can't cheat your first kiss. Trust me, you don't want to. Cause when you find that right person for a first kiss, it's everything.' ~ Alex

Some of them can make you warm and fuzzy, others can make you laugh. One thing you have to admit -- all six of these Grey's Anatomy quotes are hard to forget.

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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Fourty (40) Quotes about Marriage

Top 40 Marriage Quotations

By Danielle Hollister

  1. "Is it better for a woman to marry a man who loves her than a man she loves. "
    -- Anonymous

  2. "All marriages are happy. It's living together afterwards that is difficult. "
    -- Anonymous

  3. "Getting married is very much like going to a restaurant with friends. You order what you want, then when you see what the other fellow has, you wish you had ordered that."--

  4. "It's not as great a day for the bride as she thinks. She's not marrying the best man. "
    -- Anonymous

  5. "Marriage is a romance in which the hero dies in the first chapter. "
    -- Anonymous

  6. "Many a man owes his success to his first wife and his second wife to his success."--
    Jim Backus

  7. "Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner. "
    -- Amy Bloom

  8. "Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery."--
    Erma Bombeck

  9. "I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children they just about throw up. "
    -- Barbara Bush

  10. "All tragedies are finished by a death, all comedies by a marriage."--
    Lord Byron

  11. "If variety is the spice of life, marriage is the big can of leftover Spam. "
    -- Johnny Carson

  12. "If you are afraid of loneliness, don't marry. "
    -- Chekhov

  13. "Marriage is an adventure, like going to war. "
    -- G. K. Chesterton

  14. "The most happy marriage I can imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman. "
    -- S. T. Coleridge

  15. "I never married because I have three pets at home that answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog that growls every morning, a parrot that swears all afternoon and a cat that comes home late at night. "--
    Marie Corelli

  16. "I'd marry again if I found a man who had 15 million and would sign over half of it to me before the marriage and guarantee he'd be dead within a year. "
    -- Bette Davis

  17. "Marriage is a lottery in which men stake their liberty and women their happiness. "
    -- Madame de Rieux

  18. "Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age - as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight."--
    Phyllis Diller

  19. "There's only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I'll get married again."--
    Clint Eastwood

  20. "Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invaribly they are both disappointed."--
    Albert Einstein

  21. "A man's wife has more power over him than the state has."--
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  22. "Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards. "
    -- Benjamin Franklin

  23. "A man is incomplete until he is married. After that, he is finished. "
    -- Zsa Zsa Gabor

  24. "I'm an excellent housekeeper. Every time I get a divorce, I keep the house. "
    -- Zsa Zsa Gabor

  25. "I don't think I'll get married again. I'll just find a woman I don't like and give her a house. "
    -- Lewis Grizzard

  26. "If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married. "
    -- Katharine Hepburn

  27. "Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything else in the house. "
    -- Jean Kerr

  28. "I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury. "
    -- Groucho Marx

  29. "Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows, marriage does. "
    -- Groucho Marx

  30. "Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe. "
    -- Jackie Mason

  31. "Marriage is three parts love and seven parts forgiveness of sins. "
    -- Langdon Mitchell

  32. "A good marriage is at least 80 percent good luck in finding the right person at the right time. The rest is trust. "
    -- Nanette Newman

  33. "When marrying, one should ask oneself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this woman into your old age? "
    -- Friedrich Nietzsche

  34. "Before marriage, a man will lie awake all night thinking about something you said; after marriage, he'll fall asleep before you finish saying it. "
    -- Helen Roland

  35. "By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."--

  36. "Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry. "
    -- Gloria Steinem

  37. "I've yet to be on a campus where most women weren't worrying about some aspect of combining marriage, children, and a career. I've yet to find one where many men were worrying about the same thing. "
    -- Gloria Steinem

  38. "Loves seems the swiftest, but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century. "
    -- Mark Twain

  39. "Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution. "
    -- Mae West

  40. "Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious. Both are disappointed."
    -- Oscar Wilde


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Thirty five Quotation about Graduation

Graduation Quotations - Top 35

By Danielle Hollister


  1. "Life is my college. May I graduate well, and earn some honors! "
    -- Louisa May Alcott

  2. "Your schooling may be over, but remember that your education still continues."
    -- Anonymous

  3. "The purpose of a liberal education is to make you philosophical enough to accept the fact that you will never make much money."
    -- Anonymous

  4. "The young graduate is discovering that among the necessaries of life, the most important is living."
    -- Anonymous

  5. "There is no need to reach high for the stars. They are already within you - just reach deep into yourself!"
    -- Anonymous

  6. "Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved. The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured by these."
    -- Susan B. Anthony

  7. "Graduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents. They come home as contemporaries. After twenty-two years of child-raising, they are unemployed."
    -- Erma Bombeck

  8. "You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world."
    -- Tom Brokaw

  9. "People will frighten you about a graduation....They use words you don't hear often... 'And we wish you Godspeed.' It is a warning, Godpeed. It means you are no longer welcome here at these prices."
    -- Bill Cosby

  10. "A great many college graduates come here thinking of lawyers as social engineers arguing the great Constitutional issues."
    -- Archibald Cox

  11. "The function of the university is not simply to teach bread winning, or to furnish teachers for the public schools or to be a centre of polite society; it is, above all, to be the organ of that fine adjustment between life and the growing knowledge of life, an adjustment which forms the secret of civilization. "
    -- W.E.B. Du Bois

  12. "The things taught in schools and colleges are not an education, but the means of education. "
    -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  13. "The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving."
    -- Russell Green

  14. "A college education is not a quantitative body of memorized knowledge salted away in a card file. It is a taste for knowledge, a taste for philosophy, if you will; a capacity to explore, to question to perceive relationships, between fields of knowledge and experience. "
    -- A. Whitney Griswold

  15. "The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows."
    -- Sydney Harris

  16. "There is a good reason they call these ceremonies "commencement exercises." Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning."
    -- Orrin Hatch

  17. "Great minds have purposes, others have wishes."
    -- Washington Irving

  18. "The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match, each one of you is a fuse."
    -- Ed Koch

  19. "The trouble with learning from experience is that you never graduate."
    -- Doug Larson

  20. "Don't ever dare to take your college as a matter of course~because, like democracy and freedom, many people you'll never know have broken their hearts to get it for you. "
    -- Alice Drue Miller

  21. "To the uneducated, an A is just three sticks."
    -- A. A. Milne

  22. "A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success."
    -- Robert Orben

  23. "Graduation is only a concept. In real life every day you graduate. Graduation is a process that goes on until the last day of your life. If you can grasp that , you'll make a difference."
    -- Arie Pencovici

  24. "The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future. "
    -- Plato

  25. "A graduation ceremony is an event where the commencement speaker tells thousands of students dressed in identical caps and gowns that 'individuality' is the key to success."
    -- Robert Purvis

  26. "We know what we are, but know not what we may be."
    -- Shakespeare

  27. "Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not."
    -- George Bernard Shaw

  28. "A fellow told me he was going to hang-glider school. He said, 'I've been going for three months.' I said, 'How many successful jumps do you need to make before you graduate?' He said, 'All of them.'"
    -- Red Skeleton

  29. "At my graduation, I thought we had to marry what we wished to become. Now you are becoming the men you once would have wished to marry."
    -- Gloria Steinem

  30. "I have learned this at least by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dream, and endeavors to live the life which he had imagines, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. "
    -- Henry David Thoreau

  31. "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."
    -- Henry David Thoreau

  32. "'These are days you'll remember.' If you recall nothing else from your graduation ceremony, remember you heard the New Jersey Governor quote from 10,000 Maniacs."
    -- Christine Todd, NJ governor

  33. "Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated."
    -- Garry Trudeau

  34. "A milestone passed, new things begun, dreams as shining as the sun, a goal achieved, a victory won! That's Graduation!"
    -- Unknown

  35. "It is indeed ironic that we spend our school days yearning to graduate and our remaining days waxing nostalgic about our school days."
    -- Isabel Waxman

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Twenty (20) Cute Love Quotes to Make you Smile

20 Cute Love Quotes to Make you Smile

Author:Noel Jameson

If you're a hopeless romantic, nothing can bring a smile to your face quite like cute love quotes can. The problem is, finding cute love quotes that aren't cheesy can be a bit harder than one might imagine. That being said, they are indeed out there. Here are 20 cute love quotes that are anything but cheese.

1. 'Only when we give joyfully, without hesitation or thought of gain, can we truly know what love means.' ~ Leo Buscaglia

2. 'Love builds bridges where there are none.' ~ R. H. Delaney

3. 'Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.' ~ Comte DeBussy-Rabutin

4. 'Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.' ~ Joan Crawford

5. 'When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out.' ~ Elizabeth Bowen

6. 'Love is too strong a word to say it too early, but it has too beautiful a meaning to say it too late.' ~ Kurt Cornish

7. 'What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.' ~ Pearl Bailey

8. 'Love is the only gold.' ~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson

9. 'LOVE: The irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.' ~ Mark Twain

10. 'Marrying for love may be a bit risky, but it is so honest that God can't help but smile on it.' ~ Josh Billings

11. 'I don't want to live-- I want to love first, And live incidentally.' ~ Zelda Fitzgerald,

12. 'Love is like an hourglass with the heart filling up as the brain empties.' ~ Jules Renard

13. 'Love, like a river, will cut a new path whenever it meets an obstacle.' ~ Crystal Middlemas

14. 'Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.' ~ Franklin P. Jones

15. 'Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.' ~ Samuel Johnson

16. 'It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, but few have seen it.' ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

17. 'If only one could tell true love from false love as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools.' ~ Katherine Mansfield

18. 'Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.' ~ H. L. Mencken

19. 'Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love' ~Albert Einstein

20. 'Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.' ~ Diane Ackerman

Who says cute love quotes have to be cheesy? These twenty love quotes prove otherwise. The next time you find an anti-romantic in need of romantic inspiration, share these cute love quotes with them and prove that love is worth pursuing!

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Nine (9) Howard Hughes Quotes

9 Howard Hughes Quotes to Celebrate His December 24th Birthday

Author:Noel Jameson

If there's one thing Howard Hughes quotes can convey, it's that there will never be another man quite like him. It wasn't just his wealth that made him extraordinary -- it was everything about him. Whether you know him for his aviation hobby, his film career or his massive wealth, these nine Howard Hughes quotes will remind you of just how unique the man really was.

1. 'Play off everyone against each other so that you have more avenues of action open to you.'

2. 'I intend to be the greatest golfer in the world, the finest film producer in Hollywood, the greatest pilot in the world, and the richest man in the world.'

3. 'Every man has his price, or a guy like me couldn't exist.'

4. 'Once you consent to some concession, you can never cancel it and put things back the way they are.'

5. 'There are two good reasons why men go to see Jane Russell. Those are enough...'

6. 'Never make a decision. Let someone else make it and then if it turns out to be the wrong one, you can disclaim it, and if it is the right one you can abide by it.'

7. 'The human brain is still undergoing rapid adaptive evolution.'

And perhaps it's not just Howard's words that give us insight as to how unique he was. Perhaps it\'s words spoken by those who knew him that do him the most justice. While the Howard Hughes quotes above show us a glimpse of the man, the quotes spoken about him show us more...

8. 'Howard Hughes was able to afford the luxury of madness, like a man who not only thinks he is Napoleon but hires an army to prove it.' ~ Ted Morgan

9. 'It is impossible to think of Howard Hughes without seeing the apparently bottomless gulf between what we say we want and what we do want, between what we officially admire and secretly desire, between, in the largest sense, the people we marry and the people we love. In a nation which increasingly appears to prize social virtues, Howard Hughes remains not merely antisocial but grandly, brilliantly, surpassingly, asocial. He is the last private man, the dream we no longer admit.' ~ Joan Didion

It's true that there aren't really many quotes to be found directly from Howard about himself. That's probably because he was such a private man. As Joan Didion points out -- he may very well have been the last private celebrity in America. Let's use these nine Howard Hughes quotes to get to know him just a little better this month.

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Twenty Five (25) Funny Quotes

25 Funny Quotes to Celebrate Smile Week

Author:Noel Jameson

Pretty soon it's gonna be National Smile Week, and what better way to get those grins cracking than with some humorous and funny quotes? Get ready for your checks to hurt the whole week through. Here are twenty-five funny quotes to get you started.

1. 'If it's sent by ship then it's a cargo, if it's sent by road then it's a shipment.' ~ Dave Allen

2. 'The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.' ~ Albert Einstein

3. 'Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.' ~ Mae West

4. 'I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.' ~ Fred Allen

5. 'The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl.' ~ Dave Barry

6. 'A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.' ~ Josh Billings

7. 'Things ain't what they used to be and probably never was.' ~Will Rogers

8. 'Marriage is the only war where you sleep with the enemy.' ~ Gary Busey

9. 'I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.' ~ Walt Disney

10. 'Hippies, hippies... they want to save the world but all they do is smoke pot and play frisbee!' ~ Eric Cartman

11. 'If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.' ~ Flip Wilson

12. 'If you would like to know the value of money, go and try to borrow some.' ~ Benjamin Franklin

13. 'I'm Jewish. I don't work out. If God had wanted us to bend over, He would have put diamonds on the floor.' ~ Joan Rivers

14. 'A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.' ~ Emo Philips

15. 'There's no half-singing in the shower, you're either a rock star or an opera diva.' ~ Josh Groban

16. 'I think the worst time to have a heart attack is during a game of charades...or a game of fake heart attack.' ~ Demetri Martin

17. 'Never give up. And never, under any circumstances, face the facts.' ~ Ruth Gordon

18. 'It is amazing how quickly the kids learn to drive a car, yet are unable to understand the lawnmower, snowblower or vacuum cleaner.' ~ Ben Bergor

19. 'Have no fear of perfection--you'll never reach it.' ~ Salvador Dali

20. 'It is better to be beautiful than to be good, but it is better to be good than to be ugly.' ~ Oscar Wilde

21. 'You grow up the day you have your first real laugh -- at yourself.' ~ Ethel Barrymore

22. 'I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments.' ~ Jim Morrison

23. 'I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.' ~ Winston Churchill

24. 'Eagles may soar in the clouds, but weasels never get sucked into jet engines.' ~ Jason Hutchison

25. 'Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect.' ~ Benny Hill

Are you smiling yet? Great! Now you're ready for National Smile Week. Know someone else who needs to exercise their face muscles before the big week actually hits? Why not take these twenty-five funny quotes and share them?

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Eighteen (18) Mark Twain Quotes

18 Mark Twain Quotes to Celebrate His Birthday

Author:Noel Jameson

Why is November the perfect month for Mark Twain quotes? Well first of all, it's the month we celebrate his birthday. It's also the time of year when those of us in the colder climates start to bunker down in front of the fireplace -- and that means the need for a good read. Here are 18 Mark Twain quotes to celebrate his birthday and warm your toes by.

1. 'Do something every day that you don't want to do; this is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.'

2. 'Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.'

3. 'Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place.'

4. 'I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.'

5. 'I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won't.'

6. 'A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.'

7. 'All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.'

8. 'Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.'

9. 'Everything has its limit - iron ore cannot be educated into gold.'

10. 'I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.'

11. 'I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hell - you see, I have friends in both places.'

12. 'Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.'

13. 'Thousands of geniuses live and die undiscovered - either by themselves or by others.'

14. 'There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.'

15. 'The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.'

16. 'Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.'

17. 'Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.'

18. 'Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.'

Mark Twain was many things. A writer, a philosopher and maybe even a bit of a rebel. Let us remember this extraordinary man this November. Who he was, what he stood for and how he thought. These Mark Twain quotes are a wonderful way to remember him.

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Fourteen (14) J. Paul Getty Quotes - Birth of an American Success Story

14 J. Paul Getty Quotes to Celebrate the Birth of an American Success Story

Author:Noel Jameson

December 15th is right around the corner and what better way to celebrate the birth of an American success story than with some inspiring J. Paul Getty quotes? He was the ultimate rebel -- practically disinherited for doing things his father didn't like, yet amassing a fortune of billions on his own. How does someone with such a drive for success think? What makes them who they are? Maybe these 14 J. Paul Getty quotes can give us some insight.

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1. 'Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train. Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?'

2. 'If you owe the bank $100 that's your problem. If you owe the bank $100 million, that's the bank's problem.'

3. 'To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business.'

4. 'The meek shall inherit the Earth, but not its mineral rights.'

5. 'A man may fail many times but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.'

6. 'Money isn't everything but it sure keeps you in touch with your children.'

7. 'Money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells.'

8. 'In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.'

9. 'The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.'

10. 'Without the element of uncertainty, the bringing off of even, the greatest business triumph would be dull, routine, and eminently unsatisfying.'

11. 'The #1 guideline to success is you must be in business for yourself. When you work for someone else, you sell your time at wholesale to your employer, who then re-sells it at retail to the customer.'

12. 'I'd rather have 1of the effort of 100 men than 100of my own effort.'

13. 'The individual who wants to reach the top in business must appreciate the might of the force of habit and must understand that practices are what create habits. He must be quick to break those habits that can break him and hasten to adopt those practices that will become the habits that help him achieve the success he desires.'

14. 'The man who comes up with a means for doing or producing almost anything better, faster or more economically has his future and his fortune at his fingertips.'

It's not often that one gets to glimpse inside the mind of a great man. Through their words and thoughts, people's quotes allow us to do just that. As we celebrate the greatness of who J. Paul Getty was, let us remember not just what he did, but who he was through these inspiring J. Paul Getty quotes.

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Fourteen (14) Woody Allen Quotes to Celebrate His Birthday

14 Woody Allen Quotes to Celebrate His Birthday

Author:Noel Jameson

Who's ready for some Woody Allen quotes? The name itself tends to draw controversy. When it comes to Woody Allen, you either love him or you hate him -- but critics and fans alike both admit that he's funny. This month let's celebrate the birth of this Hollywood great with these 14 amusing Woody Allen quotes.

14 Woody Allen Quotes to Celebrate His Birthday
14 Woody Allen Quotes to Celebrate His Birthday

1. 'I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.'

2. 'I'm astounded by people who want to 'know' the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown.'

3. 'You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.'

4. 'I believe there is something out there watching us. Unfortunately, it's the government.'

5. 'I'm very proud of my gold pocket watch. My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch.'

6. 'If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.'

7. 'It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more.'

8. 'Some guy hit my fender, and I told him, 'Be fruitful and multiply,' but not in those words.'

9. 'I asked the girl if she could bring a sister for me. She did. Sister Maria Teresa. It was a very slow evening. We discussed the New Testament. We agreed that He was very well adjusted for an only child.'

10. 'My problems all started with my early education. I went to a school for mentally disturbed teachers.'

11. 'Another good thing about being poor is that when you are seventy your children will not have you declared legally insane in order to gain control of your estate.'

12. 'What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.'

13. 'I think you should defend to the death their right to march, and then go down and meet them with baseball bats.'

So there they are -- the best Woody Allen quotes around. But I said fourteen right? There's only thirteen there, you say? Well here's something about Woody Allen you might not know. He's not always comedy and sarcasm. Sometimes he's a lot more. Here is your fourteenth quote:

'More than any time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness, the other to total extinction. Let us pray that we have the wisdom to choose correctly.'

Yes, that quote was spoken by Mr. Woody Allen himself. This month as we celebrate his birthday let us remember that Woody Allen, while funny indeed, is more than just a comedian. Not that there's anything wrong with the humorous side of Woody Allen quotes!

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Twelve (12) Christmas Love Quotes to Celebrate the Holiday Season

12 Christmas Love Quotes to Celebrate the Holiday Season

Author: Noel Jameson

I'm betting that right about now, everyone can use some Christmas love quotes. Why? Because if you get caught up in the commercialization of Christmas you might forget what the season is truly about. Here are 12 Christmas love quotes to help us remember that December isn't just about presents and tasty treats -- it's about the heart.

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1. "I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all year." ~ Charles Dickens

2. "Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most." ~ Ruth Carter Stapleton

3. "Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas." ~ Calvin Coolidge

4. "This is Christmas: not the tinsel, not the giving and receiving, not even the carols, but the humble heart that receives anew the wondrous gift, the Christ." ~ Frank McKibben

5. "Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time." ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

6. "When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?" ~ G.K. Chesterton

7. "Remember, if Christmas isn't found in your heart, you won't find it under a tree." ~ Charlotte Carpenter

8. "It is the personal thoughtfulness, the warm human awareness, the reaching out of the self to one's fellow man that makes giving worthy of the Christmas spirit." ~ Isabel Currier

9. "My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?" ~ Bob Hope

10. "The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others' burdens, easing other's loads and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of Christmas." ~ W. C. Jones

11. "I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses." ~ Taylor Caldwell

12. "Let us keep Christmas beautiful Without a thought of greed, That it might live forevermore To fill our every need, That it shall not be just a day, But last a lifetime through, The miracle of Christmastime That brings God close to you." ~ Anne Schulz

Let these words remind us of what the Christmas season is truly about. It's not gifts and parties and pretty lights. These Christmas love quotes remind us that the Christmas season is, at its core, about love.

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Literary Icon Louisa May Alcott Twelve (12) Quotes


Celebrate the Birthday of A Literary Icon with These 12 Louisa May Alcott Quotes

Author: Noel Jameson

November 29th is the birthday of a literary genius and a pioneer of rights for women. Louisa May Alcott is the author of classic novels, most famously Little Women, which teach generations of people to embrace their talents, work hard throughout life, and enjoy the fruits of their labor.

Let us celebrate the birthday of this inspirational female author with 12 Louisa May Alcott quotes.

1. "Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."

2. "Many argue; not many converse."

3. "There are many Beths in the world, shy and quiet, sitting in corners till needed, and living for others so cheerfully that no one sees the sacrifices till the little cricket on the hearth stops chirping, and the sweet, sunshiny presence vanishes, leaving silence and shadow behind."

4. "Housekeeping ain't no joke!"

5. "Money is a needful and precious thing, and when well used, a noble thing, but I never want you to think it is the first or only prize to strive for. I'd rather see you poor men's wives, if you were happy, beloved, contented, than queens on thrones, without self-respect and peace."

6. "Do the things you know, and you shall learn the truth you need to know."

7. "Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success."

8. "Painful as it may be, a significant emotional event can be the catalyst for choosing a direction that serves us-and those around us - more effectively. Look for the learning."

9. " 'Stay' is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary."

10. "A startled or surprised look from one of you when I spoke sharply rebuked me more than any words could have done, and the love, respect, and confidence of my children was the sweetest reward I could receive for my efforts to be the woman I would have them copy."

11. "Resolve to take fate by the throat and shake a living out of her."

12. "I'm not afraid of storms, for I'm learning how to sail my ship."

Whether you are familiar with Ms. Alcott as an author or as an historical figure, she provided for our parents, us and our children truly inspiring words of wisdom. Let us celebrate her birth with these 12 Louisa May Alcott quotes

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