Inspirational Quotes from Centuries Ago to Present (November 2017)

Susan’s Thursday morning note November 2, 2017 Famous quotes from centuries ago to present

Good morning!  Darkness being overtaken by a quiet sun this morning, showing just light colors as she hands us this morning.  Branches that are the cradles for little animals are all slowly swinging them awake.  My angel of dawn has corn dust on her shoulders and pieces of husk in her hair from the harvest all around.  Beautiful fall.  Darker nights, more vivid thoughts and dreams.  Today I have a small book laying by my coffee mug full of various thoughts over centuries.  May you find one that you love this morning as these were my favorites as I read this book over the last week.  Life.  Beautiful life.  Again our gift regardless of our circumstances.  We all have the heavens to look up to and our knees to drop to for strength, peace, and joy that is promised and faithfully given.


I am only one.  But still I am one.  I cannot do everything, but still I can do something.  I will not refuse to do the something I can do.  Helen Keller


May I a small house, and a large garden have.  And a few Friends, and many Books, both true, Both wise, and both delightful.  Abraham Cowley 1618-1667 English poet


The day, water, sun, moon, night – I do not have to pay to enjoy these things.  Titus Maccius Platus, 254-184 B.C.


If I had two loaves of bread, I would sell one and buy hyacinths.  For they would feed my soul.  The Qur’an


Don’t let the best you have done so far be the standard for the rest of your life.  Gustavus F. Swift, 1839-1903


The old woman I shall become will be quite different from the woman I am now.  Another I is beginning.  George Sand, 1804-1876  French Novelist


To learn, to desire, to know, to feel, to think, to act.  This is what I want. And nothing else.  That is what I must try for.  Katherine Mansfield, 1888-1923


The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807-1882


Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.  Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.  Mark Twain


There is a great man, who makes every man feel small.  But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.  G.K. Chesterton, 1874-1936


The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature, and God.  Anne Frank, 1929-1945


The past cannot be changed.  The future is yet in your power.  Mary Pickford, 1893-1979


To fear death, gentlemen, is nothing other than to think oneself wise when one is not; for it is to think one knows what one does not know.  No man knows whether death may not even turn out to be the greatest of blessings for a human being; and yet people fear it as if they knew for certain that it is the greatest of evils.  Socrates


We sometimes congratulate ourselves at het moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.  Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1804-1864


Still so quiet.  Time to pray, to look around and see what I see in my mind.  To see those not here encouraging me to see the beauty of today.  To see trinkets that I have collected over my life reminding me of moments. Stillness before the day begins to look up and see the skies and look beyond to what I cannot see but believe to be more beautiful than Hawaii.  The heavens.  May we all look around and see in our minds who we picture speaking to us.  To hear their words.  May we all look in the eyes of who are present today and give them kind eyes to look into.  To notice the birds that are hanging in there in the cold to sing us as we walk to our cars.  They are so loyal through winter to keep us looking up. To learn, to desire, to know, to feel, to think, to act.  This is what I want. And nothing else.  That is what I must try for.  And to add my own desires…to pray, to remember, to dream, to notice, to find the beauty of this day given to me.  Thank you for coming through the doors of our store for your coffee, gifts, toys, candy, and friendship.  If you only knew how much your business and friendship means.  Susan


Latin for this week: To learn, to desire, to know, to feel, to think, to act discere – to learn ut cupio – to desire scire – to know sentire – to feel cogitare – to think agere – to act