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Daily Quotes

I’ve had to do some reorganizing in one of my Quote books and there were some quotes that I thought that I would share with you today.

 

“Life’s journey is not traveled on a freeway devoid of obstacles, pitfalls, and snares. Rather it is a pathway marked by forks and turnings. Decisions are constantly before us. To make them wisely, courage is needed; the courage to say no; the courage to say yes.  Decisions do determine destiny.”

Thomas S Monson

As most of us know; our daily life is not always straight forward, nor is it a bed of roses, or maybe it is, since roses do have thorns, (most types do).  So we often have to make decisions based on the information we have to hand at the time.  Not all of them will be the right decision, but we can always reassess that decision when we have further information.

To follow another line of thought I came across two quotes from one of my favorite comedians, Robin Williams, taken from his character in the movie, “Dead Poets Society,”

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”

Robin Williams

This is so true.  History shows what idea’s and words can do.  All the tools, inventions, Technology etc, come because of an idea that some one has had. e.g. Thomas Edison – The electric light bulb.  The same is true of words, one of the greatest playwrights of the western world; William Shakespeare, is great example of the power of words in our modern age.  Words have the power to uplift us or bring us down, words do carry weight let no one try to convince you otherwise.

Also this quote, again from “Dead Poets Society,” but this time talking about the pupose of education.

“I thought the purpose of education was to learn to think for yourself.”

 

– Dead Poets Society                                                                           Robin Williams

Well thats all from me for now, Adieu till the next time.

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Daily Quotes

The other day I was adding some quotes to one of my collections and I came across some Quotes that i had forgotten that I had, which by the way would have been uselful for another assignment that I had worked on the other day.

They all dealt with Family History, and I thought that I would share them here. Being a family historian myself I find these very applicable.  To start us off here is a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson.

“Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.”

  Ralph Waldo Emerson

To me this quote says that we are who we are because of who our parents & grandparents, etc, are, in other words if you want to know why you have certain looks and or health issues, look at the lives of your ancestors for the answers.  Our next quote also emphasises that while also infering that we will pass on the same things plus more to our own descendants.  It comes from a gentleman by the name of Edward Selner.

“We inherit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted. Each of us contains within this inheritance of soul. We are links between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred memories and future promise.”

 Edward Sellner

The following quote illustrates one reason why we do Family History.  It comes in the form of a chinese proverb.

“To forget one’s ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root.”

 Chinese Proverb

To close off our quotes for today I have included a quote from Jeremy Hardy which illustrates one the more facinating aspects of doing Family History.

“The thing that interests me most about family history is the gap between the things we think we know about our families and the realities.”

 Jeremy Hardy

Thats all from me for now, so i hope you find these quotes useful and informative. have fun, till next time.

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Daily Quotes

Hi people today I thought that I would just pick a few quotes at random from my collections, (opening the books and flipping pages to see where we end up)

First off the rack is a quote I have in a file on my computer.  In a way it deals with our ability to cope with any and all situations that we may find ourselves in as we go through life.  It starts like this –

“The size of your problems is nothing compared with your ability to solve them.  Don’t overestimate your problems, and don’t underestimate yourself.”

To me this quote is saying that instead of just jumping into trying solve our problems or challenges in life, no matter what they are or how big they seem to be.  It is better to take time to look at the challenge or problem from all angles and bring what resources we can to bear on resolving them. Often a problem can be broken down into smaller parts and that way it doesn’t seem as big or as insurmountable as it first appeared.

Next from the same source comes a quote from Walt Disney, artist, filmmaker, entrepreneur and businessman.

“Why worry? If you’ve done the very best you can, worrying won’t make it any better.”

Walt Disney

This should be self explanatory, if you have done all that you feel that you can for a particular task, then worrying about it won’t change anything.

From another collection this one stood out to me as I was flipping pages.

“In any fight it is not only what you can do, it is where and how you do it.  An enemy has many fronts, and if one seems impregnable, attack on another.”

In reading this quote many of us would think that it only applies to the tactics that you would use in a battle or fight situation.  But my thinking is that it can also apply it to any difficult situation that we may find ourselves in. In fact it reminds me of another quote.

“When on door closes another opens, but we often stare so long at the one that has closed that we don’t see the one that has opened.”

Well that is all from me today so I bid you Adieu.  Have a great day, until next time.

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Quotes of The Day

I have been trying to think of what quotes I could share with you for most of the week.  Then I started to think of relationships, in particular the relationship between Husbands and wives.  And i remembered that i had a couple of items which, while not strictly quotes as such, they serve to illustrate the points that I feel to make.

The first is for the wives by a leading marriage counsellor by the name of Meg Whitcombe,

“Leading marriage counsellor Meg Whithcomb has labelled the nine fatal sentences no wife should utter if she wants to preserve her marriage.”

  •  Your just like your Father
  •  Why don’t you earn as much as . . . . .
  •  You spend more time with your mates than with me
  •  You watch too much TV
  •  You’ve changed since you were younger
  •  I’ll get a divorce. (Meg comments: “Husband might take you up on it.”)
  •  I’ll only sleep with you if . . . . .  (never use sex as a weapon)
  •  Not tonight, I have a headache. (Be honest when you don’t want to make love.)
  •  Your no good in bed.

 “Just like the Ten Commandments they are not earth shattering but the contain a lot of good sense.”

 

                                                                                    Meg Whithcomb

Speaking of the ten commandments I have a little quote that talks of the ten things that husbands need to do to look after their wives and families.  So I hope they help and give you all something to think about.

Ten Commandments for Husbands

 

  1. Remember that thy wife is thy partner, not thy property

 

  1. Do not expect thy wife to be wife and wage earner at the same time.

 

  1. Think not that thy business is not thy wife’s business.

 

  1. Thou shalt hold thy wife’s love by the same means that thou won it

 

  1. Thou shalt make the building of thy home thy first business.

 

  1. Thou shalt co-operate with thy wife in establishing family discipline.

 

  1. Thou shalt enter into thy home with cheerfulness

 

  1. Thou shalt not let anyone criticise thy wife to thy face and get away with it. Neither thy father, nor thy mother, nor thy brethren, nor thy sisters.

 

  1. Thou shalt not take thy wife for granted.

 

  1. Remember thy home and keep it holy.

 

 

While there are no hard or difficult things that we each can do to maintain our relationships.  It is the remembering that can be difficult at times.  Also doing the thing on a regular basis, not just occassionaly.

Well thats enough from me for now.  I bid you Adiu until next time.

 

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Quotes of The Day

Various thoughts have run through my mind this week, busy as it has been.  Like always a couple have stuck in my mind and stand forth above the others.  But both of them have to do with our attitudes and also our behaviours.

Throughout my life I have always been taught that learning and improving myself is a good thing to do. Keeping this in mind the following thought can be an encouragement for one to learn and also keep an open mind.

 

“Neglecting to broaden their views has kept some men doing the one thing all their lives.”

In other words, if you don’t increase your skills or learning then you might end up being only able to do the one type of work all your lives.

Having said that some of us can be quite stubborn and resist change. Or don’t know how to change.  This next quote sort of illustrates that.

“When one door closes another opens, but we often stare so long at the one that has closed that we don’t see the one that has opened.”

While this quote is appropriate for so many different situations, I thought it would serve in this situation as well.  Some times when our circumstances change we are so focussed on our old life or situation that we either cannot see or refuse to see the opportunities that have opened up with our change of circumstances.

 

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Quote of the Day

As promised here are some more quotes relating to Enthusiasm. Enthusiasm can be a driving force in our lives as the following quote shows.

 

“The reason why many people fail, is that they lose their enthusiasm and with it goes drive, ambition, creativity, determination and success.”

Enthusiasm can get you out of the dumps, or when you are feeling down it can lift you up.  But how do you become or develop enthusiasm? The following quote can give you an idea.

“Apathy can only be overcome by enthusiasm; enthusiasm can only be generated by two things. First an idea that takes the imagination by storm.  And secondly, a definite intelligible plan for carrying out that idea into practice.”

While I believe that the above quote is true in how do generate enthusiasm, I also believe that being positive or developing a positive attitude can aid in being enthusiastic about something.

That’s enough from me for now. So I bid you adieu  And an encouragement to be positive about life.  Till next time.

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Quote of The Day

In looking through my quote collection I have found that I have a large number of quotes dealing with enthusiasm.  So I would like to share a few of them with you today.  It is possible that the ones I share with you I may have already done so in previous posts, so I ask your tolerance if I have posted these before in previous posts.

Unfortunately I have not recorded the source of these two quotes, but all I can tell you is that they both define what Enthusiasm is. Firstly –

 

“Enthusiasm is an emotion.”

Secondly –

Enthusiasm is not merely a figure of speech, it is a vital force that you can harness and use with profit.”

Well that is it for now I will share more quotes on enthusiasm over the next few posts.  So have an enthusiastic day people, until next time.

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Quote of The Day

I have been trying to think of a quote or two that i could share with you all. but while I have had several thoughts on the matter I couldn’t decide on any specific type of quote.  So I decided to share a few quotes that have come to mean a lot to me.

 

“People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”

I came across this quote in my 20’s and has always mean’t a lot to me.  Having a an interest in teaching this has served as a guide when I do teach others.  I try to show them that I am interested in them as people, not just students or persons to pound a few idea’s into their heads.

“When one door closes another opens, but we often stare so long at the one that has closed that we don’t see the one that has opened.”

As a researcher this quote reminds me to remember to look at other sources when I come up against a dead end or as the quote goes a closed door. And I find that it reminds me to keep looking when I start to feel discouraged.

Thats all from me for now. See you next time.

 

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Quote of The Day

I was looking through some quotes that my eldest son had given me as a present a few years ago and I came across a couple that I would like to share with you all.

The first is from a writer that my eldest son likes a lot.  And who has written a number of books and was a well known speaker on BBC radio during the 2nd World War. Better known as C.S. Lewis, Clive Staples Lewis a former atheist wrote many books, among the better known ones are the Narnia Chronicles (The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe etc).

However among the quotes that my son sent me this one stood out to me, this one deals with testing belief.  This quote comes from his book – ‘A Grief Observed’, printed in 1961.

 

“You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life and death to you.  It is easy for you to believe a rope to be strong and sound as long as you are merely using it to cord a box.  But suppose that you had to hang by that rope over a precipice.  Wouldn’t you then first discover how much you really trusted it? . . . Only a real risk test the reality of a belief.

Clive Staples Lewis

Next is a quote dealing with Crisis.  This come from a book called ‘The Different Drum’, by Morgan Scott Peck (1936 – 2005), who was an American psychiatrist and best selling author , who’s first book, ‘The Road Less Traveled’, sold over ten million books.

“It may seem strange that we should want to look at our lives as an everyday crisis.  But I am reminded of the Chinese word for crisis, which consists of two characters: one represents “danger” and the other “hidden opportunity.”  Certainly we should like our lives to be one of daily opportunity . . . Contrary to what many might believe, the healthy life is hardly one marked by an absence of crisis.  In fact an individual’s psychological health is distinguished by how early he or she can meet crisis.”

M Scott Peck

It might be just me, but I think that these two quotes go together and they look at the same thing in different ways.  Testing our beliefs can bring us to a crisis and help us to understand who we are and our place in life & society and can help us to work out where we want to go with our lives.

Anyway that’s all from me today, have fun and take care.  Until next time.

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Quote of The Day

Todays quote is actually a little story.  I came across it pinned to a noticeboard when I was doing some training in relation to office work. It is called

 

That’s Not My Job

  This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody.

There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure Somebody would do it.  Anybody could of done it, but Nobody did it.  Somebody got angry about that , because it was Everybody’s job.  Everybody thought that Nobody could do it, but Nobody realised that Everybody wouldn’t do it.  It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

I hope you all get the message that is contained in this story.  I’ll catch up with you all tomorrow. Till then, have a great day

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