Quotations Quotations

Quotations to inspire you, make you stop and think, or just bring a smile to your lips...  
And add more of your own tomorrow when we play Quotable Thursday again -- wait for that posting!

With Mr. Linky acting up, we lost our links to the quotations of Week #2 – which was our most fruitful week so far! I will try to restore those links shortly. Meanwhile, here are the links we’ve garnered over the 3 weeks that Quotable Thursday has been running, in no particular order. The categories are my own and may or may not be a 100% accurate. 

On action or “doing.” 
A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle. – Kahlil Gibran, Libyan-American Poet (1883-1931) 
Terataii Reiki and Counselling, Quotable Thursday #3

It is not how much you do, but how much Love you put into the doing that matters. — Mother Teresa 
Adage, Maxim and Quote, QT #2

The important thing is to strive towards a goal which is not immediately visible. That goal is not the concern of the mind, but of the spirit. -- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, 1942, translated from French by Lewis Galantière 
Music of My Life, QT #2     

On journeys/travel. 
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. -- Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher (604 BC - 531 BC) 
Wandering Pam, QT #3   

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

-- Robert Frost (from The Road Less Taken) 
Wandering Pam, QT #1   

Humorous and cynical quotations. 
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. – Abraham Lincoln 
Pamposh Dhar, QT #3

A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her. -- Oscar Wilde     
Ireland, QT #1   

They spoil every romance by trying to make it last forever. -- Oscar Wilde 
Ireland, QT #1   

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life." - Oscar Wilde 
Ireland, QT #1   

What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. -- Oscar Wilde 
Ireland, QT #1  

A “musical” quotation. 
Celine Dion: The Power of the Dream 
Music of My Life, QT #3   

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you. -- Oscar Wilde 
Ireland, QT #1   

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. -- Elisabeth Kübler-Ross 

Poems are other people's snapshots in which we see our own lives. -- Charles Simic 

Easy reading is damn hard writing. -- Nathaniel Hawthorne 
A Traveler’s Library, (TBR – Books Coming and Going) QT #2     

This above all: to thine own self be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. 
Som’s blog, QT #1   

Knowing others is wisdom; knowing the self is enlightenment. Mastering others requires force; mastering the self needs strength. -- Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu 
Pamposh Dhar, QT #1   

Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you. -- Oscar Wilde 
Ireland, QT #1   

Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful. – Mark Victor Hansen 
Car Insurance, QT #1     

A quote for our times. 
I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. -- Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel laureate (1879-1955) 

But oh! the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; with whom one's deepest as well as one's most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfort - the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person - having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away. -- Dinah Craik, A Life for a Life, 1859 


  1. What a beautiful post, Pamposh! Well done :). I hope you can recover all of the quote links. Have a great day. I will be joining you tomorrow.

  2. Great Post

    Its great to see all the quotes in one place and to see how many people have joined in. I have missed a few, sorry! but I have my new quotes drafted and scheduled all ready for thursday!

    Look forward to seeing everyone else's