Monday, March 31, 2008

Fun Monday- Quotable quotes and words that inspire.

This week our hostess is Robin and here are her instructions.... share words that inspire and motivate you--brief or bloviatory, silly or serious, from great world leaders to last night's Comedy Central...from a Hallmark greeting card to your favorite book. Choose one, choose many; let the quotes stand on their own or tell where you first read or heard them and how they affected you. There's a lot of leeway with how this topic can be handled.
Your favorite "words of inspiration" might just be THE thing someone needs to hear
(I REALLY LOVE this idea! I love inspirational words and quotes! So, Here Are a few that I hold dear and a few that I try to live by!)

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don't walk behind me, I may not lead; Walk beside me, and just be my friend.
Albert Camus

Forsake not an old friend, for the new is not comparable unto him. A new friend is as new wine: when it is old thou shalt drink it with pleasure.
The Bible

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.
Jesse Jackson

Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
John Wooden

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.

Here is a few quotes I posted here while back.

A few kind words to get you through

Live and let live
When we live and let live, we don't need to criticize, judge, or condemn others. We have no need to control them or try and make them conform to our way of thinking. We let others live their own lives and we live ours.

This simple slogan helps center us on our own dual recovery and on living our own life in the best way we know how. Live and let live is one of the keys to peace in our lives. When we practice tolerance in our lives we are liberated to work on our own issues. When we use this slogan we end many of the conflicts in our lives and gain the ability to stop new ones before they build into big ones.

(Here is video to go with the last quote. Not exactly "Live and Let Live", but is what inspired my writing.)

Hope You Enjoyed & Hope You Have A Wonderful Day!


Pamela said...

very good Kitten... a wonderful read, a wonderful reminder.

I hadn't heard that Jesse Jackson quote.

mjd said...

I hope that your day is wonderful too. You have highlighted some great quotes. The Jesse Jackson and the John Wooden quotes are new to me. I have copied and pasted these into a document to remember later.

Aoj & The Lurchers said...

I love the Camus quote, that's brilliant.

Jo Beaufoix said...

These are fab sweetie. I love the Jesse Jackson one. Hope you're all doing okay and that your mum is doing much better.

Nekked Lizard Lady said...

I love just reading the Song of Solomon at times. Helps keeps things in perspective and kicks me in the butt at the same time. I like your choices.

kitten said...

Here is one I forgot and have over the door coming out of my kitchen.

All things are possible through Jesus Christ who strenthens me. Philippians 4:13

SwampAngel65 said...

I'd never heard that Jesse Jackson quote before. I like it-alot. Thanks for sharing!

Hootin' Anni said...

All your quotations you chose are so inspiring.

Mariposa said...

I love Ecclesiastes 3:1-8! I did a post on that too like a year ago! This is really a nice theme for FM...I'm so enjoying people's post so much! So timely for me! Have a nice Monday!

nikki said...

I can't read Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 without getting teary eyed. Love the cartoon.

Joy T. said...

Aww loved the Albert Camus quote. I haven't heard of that one before and it's so good! Very well done!

jientje said...

Don't let what you cannot interfere with what you can do!
And live and let live, those are my favourites too!

Faye said...

Thanks for reminding me of Camus' wise words about the delicate balance of a good friendship. And, friendships that survive the longest are the most treasured--maybe not as exciting, but certainly most satisfying.

Alix said...

Inspiring quotes.

IamwhoIam said...

Great set of quote, most people don't realize that "Turn, turn, turn, is a Bible quote. Thank again for sharing

ChrisB said...

I enjoyed all of these ~ and how true that first one is 'you cannot love unless you give'!

Jan said...

Very inspiring post.

Sayre said...

I never heard the Jesse Jackson quote - I like it!

hulagirlatheart said...

Amen. I especially like the Camus quote. Great job!

Stephanie mama drama said...

Oh, Kittie me love!! You're still young, and your heart is still an open book!

Lovely quotes!

Sauntering Soul said...

Great quote choices. I'm loving the theme this week! I've seen a lot of good ones I've never heard before.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Kitten, thanks for your visit to my place today..You have a great list of words of wisdom..I retired 4 years ago and plan to volunteer and help feed babies in the nursery....

dawn said...

Great quotes. Wonderful words to live by. I love the one by John Wooden.

Celeste said...

Very inspiring. I, too, am loving the theme this week.

Alison said...

I love the one by Jesse Jackson...I need to remember that one.

Ari_1965 said...

Enjoyed the video. Thank you.

lisa marie said...

Don't walk in front of me, - I've always liked that one, never knew who said it. Great quotes!

Robin (the PENSIEVE one) said...

It seemed you DID enjoy this and your selections were so encouraging :). I can't help it...I loved your start with the Family Circus cartoon--those are often profound in their simplicity.

I've never heard of Albert Camus, but I've often heard that quote...I think you might've educated a lot of us!

The passage in Ecc. has been popular,'s such a beautiful reminder about the cyclical nature of life.

Thanks again for joining in...these are precious :).

Melanie said...

Those were excellent. I had never heard the Jesse Jackson quote and I really like it.