Sunday, June 24, 2012

Inspiration in the Form of 10 Helen Keller Quotes

Inspiration in the Form of 10 Helen Keller Quotes

Author: Noel Jameson

Helen Keller's June 27th birthday is right around the corner and I thought it would be fitting to honor her with a few of her famous Helen Keller quotes. After all, the world can really learn something from Helen's determination, compassion and ability to grow. Here are ten quotes to commemorate the day of her birth.

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1. 'Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.'

2. 'Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn whatever state I am in, therein to be content.'

3. 'Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.'

4. 'When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.'

5. 'There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.'

6. 'Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything good in the world.'

7. 'Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.'

8. 'Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.'

9. 'I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.'

10. 'Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.'

I wonder how different Helen's life would have been if she hadn't had such spirit. Where would she have been without the fire and drive that impressed everyone who met her? Helen is proof of the fact that we can look inside ourselves to make change in the world around us. Let these ten Helen Keller quotes remind us of that.

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10 Wilma Rudolph Quotes to Commemorate Her June Birthday

10 Wilma Rudolph Quotes to Commemorate Her June Birthday

Author:Noel Jameson

If you want sports quotes that aren't just about athletics, but are about overcoming adversity and overwhelming odds, then Wilma Rudolph quotes are just what the doctor ordered. As we prepare to commemorate her birthday this June, let's reflect on how special she was, what she taught us and the legacy she left us...

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1. 'Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion. The potential for greatness lives within each of us.'

2. 'The triumph can't be had without the struggle. And I know what struggle is. I have spent a lifetime trying to share what it has meant to be a woman first in the world of sports so that other young women have a chance to reach their dreams.'

3. 'My doctors told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother.'

4. 'When I was going through my transition of being famous, I tried to ask God why was I here? What was my purpose? Surely, it wasn't just to win three gold medals. There has to be more to this life than that.'

5. 'My mother taught me very early to believe I could achieve any accomplishment I wanted to. The first was to walk without braces.'

6. 'I had a series of childhood illnesses; scarlet fever, pneumonia, polio. I walked with braces until I was at least nine years old. My life wasn't like the average person who grew up and decided to enter the world of sports.'

7. 'What do you do after you are world famous and nineteen or twenty and you have sat with prime ministers, kings and queens, the Pope? Do you go back home and take a job? What do you do to keep your sanity? You come back to the real world.'

8. 'It doesn't matter what you're trying to accomplish. It's all a matter of discipline. I was determined to discover what life held for me beyond the inner-city streets.'

9. 'No matter what accomplishments you make, somebody helps you.'

10. 'Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.'

For someone who was never supposed to walk again, winning three Olympic gold medals was quite the accomplishment. More impressive, though, was the person Wilma Rudolph continued to be through all the fame and all the attention.

She was a woman of character, taken too soon from this world by the ugly disease of cancer. Her legacy lives on, however. These ten Wilma Rudolph quotes are just a part of it.

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Friday, June 15, 2012

14 Father's Day Quotes for the Best Dads in the World

14 Father's Day Quotes for the Best Dads in the World

Author:Noel Jameson

It's almost Father's Day and the time couldn't be better for some warm and heartfelt Father's Day quotes. After all of dad's sacrifice, hard work, love and dependability, isn't it fitting that we honor him not just with a token gift, but with some meaningful words? Here's some to get you started...

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1. 'A father carries pictures where his money used to be.' ~ Author Unknown

2. 'I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection.' ~ Sigmond Freud

3. 'It is much easier to become a father than to be one.' ~ Kent Nerburn

4. 'None of you can ever be proud enough of being the child of such a Father who has not his equal in this world - so great, so good, so faultless. Try, all of you, to follow in his footsteps and don't be discouraged, for to be really in everything like him none of you, I am sure, will ever be. Try, therefore, to be like him in some points, and you will have acquired a great deal.' ~ Queen Victoria of England

5. 'For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time.' ~ Alan Valentine

6. 'Honour thy father and thy mother' stands written among the three laws of most revered righteousness.' ~ Aeschylus

7. 'Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.' ~ Ruth E. Renkel

8. 'Fathers, like mothers, are not born. Men grow into fathers and fathering is a very important stage in their development.' ~ David Gottesman

9. 'I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week.' ~ Mario Cuomo

10. 'He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.' ~ Clarence Budington Kelland

11. 'When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.' ~ Jewish Proverb

12. 'A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.' ~ Knights of Pythagoras

13. 'It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.' ~ Anne Sexton

14. 'A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.' ~ Billy Graham

This Father's Day let's show dad how much we really appreciate everything he did for us. Let's thank him for the time he took to make us who we are today. To all of the best dads in the world -- you know who you are -- the above fourteen Father's Day quotes go out to you.

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

14 Judy Garland Quotes to Celebrate the Birthday of Oz's Star

14 Judy Garland Quotes to Celebrate the Birthday of Oz's Star

Author:Noel Jameson

Ready for a few Judy Garland quotes to remember her by on the anniversary of her birth? They might not be what you're expecting. While many of us remember Judy as the happy-go-lucky Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, there was much more to her than just that.

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For instance, she was the mother of world-famous Liza Minelli! Not many people know that one. She was also very under-appreciated and conflicted during her lifetime. If you want to get to know the real Judy, these fourteen quotes are a good place to start.

1. 'Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.'

2. 'How strange when an illusion dies. It's as though you've lost a child.'

3. 'If I'm such a legend, then why am I so lonely? Let me tell you, legends are all very well if you've got somebody around who loves you.'

4. 'We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.'

5. 'I was born at the age of twelve on an MGM lot.'

6. 'My life, my career has been like a roller coaster. I've either been an enormous success or just a down-and-out failure.'

7. 'Behind every cloud is another cloud.'

8. 'I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.'

9. 'In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.'

10. 'I'm the original take-orders girl.'

11. 'It's lonely and cold on the top... lonely and cold.'

12. 'I've always taken 'The Wizard of Oz' very seriously, you know. I believe in the idea of the rainbow. And I've spent my entire life trying to get over it.'

13. 'For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.'

14. 'I've never looked through a keyhole without finding someone was looking back.'

When the world lost Judy Garland, we lost someone special. She didn't just sing about 'over the rainbow', she really believed in it. Perhaps she finally made her way there. After all, it's been rumored that a tornado hit Kansas on the day of Judy's death. On the anniversary of her birthday, let's remember her for the amazing person she was and the legacy she left behind with these fourteen Judy Garland quotes.

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