Saturday, November 3, 2012

10 of My Favorite Quotes

To inspire and aspire, to prompt thought and bring smiles, for comfort and challenge, there’s nothing like the well-placed bon mot – well, that or a box of fabulous chocolates and a good friend.  In any event, here are just a few of my own favorites.  They speak to my faith, my frustration with all things political, my admiration of a well-constructed sentence, my passion for social justice, and my whimsy.  What are some of yours?

1. In the beginning, God . . . Genesis 1

2. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . . –A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

3. The fog comes on little cat feet. . .   –Carl Sandburg

4. I have a dream . . . MLK

5. When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist. – Dom Helder Camara, Brazilian archbishop

6. I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in. – George McGovern

7. They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.  --Benjamin Franklin

8. Christianity hasn’t been tried and found wanting its been found hard and not tried.  – G. K. Chesterton

9. . . . after all, tomorrow is another day.  –Scarlett O’Hara, Gone with the Wind

10. Faith is taking the first step even when you do not see the whole staircase.  –MLK


  1. I'm working on my list. I'll send it soon.

  2. Here are three of my favorites:

    1. "I'll worry about it tomorrow" - Scarlett O'Hara

    2. "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired!" - Fannie Lou Hamer

    3. "He who deliberates fully before taking a step will spend his entire life on one foot". - Chinese Proverb

    1. Rhonda, love them all, but I think my fav has to be the proverb - love the image of standing there like a crane on one foot. Hugs, Beth