Sunday, March 8, 2009

Quotable Sunday!

Time for another installment of Toni's Quoteable Sunday!
My quotes this Sunday are simply quotes reflecting the week that just passed.

"The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends."
Cicero (106 BC - 43 BC), De Amicitia


"When the character of a man is not clear to you, look at his friends."
Japanese Proverb


"The friendship that can cease has never been real."
Saint Jerome (374 AD - 419 AD), Letter


"Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves."
Walter Anderson


"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."
Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)


"There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness."
Josh Billings (1818 - 1885)


"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts."
Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)


"We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us."
Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)



"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
George Santayana (1863 - 1952), The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905

14 comments:

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Awesome quotes again Mimi! :) So tough to choose a favorite, but I think this one is it:

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts."
Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Have a great day! :)

Lolli said...

I have always loved this one:

"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."
Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
Great quotes!

Debateur said...

Thanks for the amazing quotes.

I can relate to so many of them

Have a great day !

Simply AnonyMom said...

Those are WONDERFUL quotes today! My favorite is "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts."
Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970). I had not heard most of those before and am so glad you posted them!

Shelley K. said...

Great quotes....My fave is the Betrand Russell one.

Thanks for sharing with us and have a WONDERFUL Sunday.

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

My favorite:

"We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give."
Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

So true...

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Shangrila said...

I love the Winston Churchill and Josh Billings quotes best! I was intrigued about how the quotes represent the week you had-very cool idea!

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LT said...

Great quotes! I have to jump in for Winston Churchill too!

Toni said...

The friendship that can cease has never been real and there is no revenge that is as complete as forgiveness I love and how true they are. Great quotes my friend.

Amy A.K.A. "The Mrs." said...

Great quotes! I love friendship quotes. They always make me think of those closest to me. :)

Jenn@mylifewiththecrazies said...

Here from Toni's.. thanks for some great quotes!

Jennifer said...

Great quotes. I have used this one in the past, it is one of my favourites, "The friendship that can cease has never been real."
Saint Jerome (374 AD - 419 AD), Letter

Kathy B! said...

I so enjoy these Sunday quotes. They're thought provoking. But not heavy. Perfect, Mimi!

OLLIE MCKAY'S ~ A Chic Boutique said...

"We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us." ~ This was my favorite - fabulous post!!