Entries in the ‘Quotations’ Category:

July 4th Quotes – Freedom’s Different Faces

  I was thinking about past Fourth of July holidays when I remembered getting off a long ago train and finding the streets of Paris alive with parties and parades and dancing in the streets. Celebrated on the 14th, shortly after our own Independence Day, it turned out to be Bastille Day. And what a […]

Thoreau on Simplicity, Success and Stardust

  Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden Pond”, a celebration of solitude, simplicity and self-sufficiency, has inspired and instructed us since it was written in 1854. Thoreau’s ideas and insights about life, formulated while living alone with nature at Walden Park for two years, resonate to this day. On defining success, he said: “If the day and the […]

Love and Money among the Valentine Roses

  Along with all the Valentine’s Day chocolates, amorous greeting cards and bouquets of red roses, here are some quotes on love and money: “Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man.” ~ Kahlil Gibran “Money will buy […]

Good Fortune Quotes for 2012!

Here are some good fortune quotes for our coming New Year: “Through our great good fortune, in our youth our hearts were touched with fire. It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes “Labor is the fabled magician’s wand, the philosophers […]

Christmas Quotations with Zing 2011!

In contrast to all the familiar Christmas songs and salutations surrounding us this season, here again from early blog days are some quotes with a bit more zip and zing: “Our children await Christmas presents like politicians getting in election returns: there’s the Uncle Fred precinct and the Aunt Ruth district still to come in.”~ […]

Labor Day Quotes and Sliding down Rainbows

Do I believe in that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Only if we’re talking about Brigadoon. Still, it’s a pretty thought. Here are some other thoughts about gold, work, working and what many do best — thinking about working: “Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold. But other […]