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Strong mind… words that can be food for the soul

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Sometimes other people put into words exactly what you are thinking, and wish you could say properly and with feeling. I have a large repertoire of quotations that I love on all subjects, not only to inspire me but get me thinking and in some ways identify with myself; from needlework to narcissism, housework to healthy thinking.

Here are some of my favourites… hope you like them 🙂

Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent. ~ Dalai Lama

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.  ~Sicilian Proverb

Sewing mends the soul.  ~Author Unknown

It is sometimes as dangerous to be run into by a microbe as by a trolley car.  ~J.J. Walsh

You don’t choose your family.  They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.  ~Desmond Tutu

You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment unless you trust enough.  ~Frank Crane

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.  ~William Shakespeare

It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.  ~Author Unknown

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.
~Dr. Seuss

My second favorite household chore is ironing.  My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.  ~Erma Bombeck

A clean house is the sign of a boring person.  ~Author Unknown

Most passport pictures are good likenesses, and it is time we faced it.  ~Katharine Brush

Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society.  If we’re looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn’t test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.  ~P.J. O’Rourke

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and for deeds left undone.  ~Harriet Beecher Stowe, Little Foxes, 1865

Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him. ~ Maya Angelou

Nobody can be kinder than the narcissist while you react to life in his own terms. ~ Elizabeth Bowen