Collection of Quotes – From all my friends on Facebook

From Liz

Live to learn, learn to live, then teach others. – Doug Horton

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. – Lao Tzu

Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. – Franklin P. Jones

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. – Theodore Roosevelt

I don’t necessarily agree with everything I say.

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. – Mother Teresa

From Katherin:

“I am bound to praise the simple life, because I have lived it and found it good. When I depart from it, evil results follow. I love a small house, plain clothes, simple living. Many persons know the luxury of a skin bath – a plunge in the pool or the wave unhampered by clothing. That is the simple life – direct and immediate contact with things, life with the wrappings torn away – the fine house, the fine equipage, the expensive habits, all cut off. How free one feels, how good the elements taste, how close one gets to them, how they fit one’s body and one’s soul! To see the fire that warms you, or better yet, to cut the wood that feeds the fire that warms you; to see the spring where the water bubbles up that slakes your thirst, and to dip your pail into it; to see the beams that are the stay of your four walls, and the timbers that uphold the roof that shelters you; to be in direct and personal contact with the sources of your material life; to want no extras, no shields; to find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to find a quest of wild berries more satisfying that a gift of tropic fruit; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest, or over a wild flower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life.”
–John Burroughs

From Dan

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” – Socrates according to Plato
“The life unlived is not worth examining.” – Can’t find the attribution
“No conclusions about what we ought to do can validly be drawn from a description of what most people in our society think we ought to do.” – Peter Singer
“i know the human race is doing the best it can, but hells bells that’s an explanation not an excuse.” – don marquis as archie the cockroach

From Grace:

“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.” ~ Audrey Hepburn

I relay for my dad, my grandma, my nana, Mr. Near, Dr. C., Ashley, and the hope that in the future, no daughter will have to hear her father say, “I have cancer.” I spend my free time babysitting not just for the money, but because I love it. I talk to myself in the car. I tend to laugh at the worst possible moment. I think flannel shirts should come into style for someone other than farmers and “hicks.” I think falling backwards off a 42-foot drop was one of the most trusting things I’ve ever had to do, but it was amazing. I truly think my parents are cool. I want to fall in love. I wear my heart on my sleeve and a cross around my neck. I wish on stars. I yell at myself when I screw up.

Yeah, that’s me. So take me as I am.

From Nadia:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?

What kind of thing is so important that it can’t wait for cake?
-Emily, Gilmore Girls (possibly my favorite quote ever)

If no one spoke unless there was something to say, the human race would soon lose the power of speech
-from The Painted Veil

If someone went into a coma twenty years ago, and woke up today, they would think that the world had gone mad
-Keith Richards, quoted in Rolling Stone

From Kelli:

I get up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning my day difficult.
– E. B. White

From Karen:

Things turn out the best for those who make the best of the way things turn out — Art Linkletter

We are building Bridges of HOPE — Jeff Ross

Don’t confuse your wants with your needs
Believe in Love, forsake your greed
And give away what you want to receive
— Roger Clyne

From Jeff Ross:

“I would that one think I’m a fool than open my mouth and remove all doubt!”
-Abraham Lincoln

“Loose Lips…Sink Ships” – Ester on Fred Sanford

“The Main Thing is to keep the Main Thing the Main Thing” – Lou Holtz

“Call the Po-Po” – Madea

Don’t Suck -Julie B. O-H-I-O

From Angie:

So we must love while these moments are still called today, take part in the pain of this passion play, stretching our youth as we must, until we are ashes to dust, until time makes history of us.

The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.

But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous.

It’s really hard to walk in a woman’s shoes — that’s why you sometimes need really special shoes!

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Nancy Peck Cook is a trainer and speaker who has presented in front of large and small audiences for the past 25 years.  Her work as an executive and volunteer trainer for the American Cancer Society during the growth of the signature activity Relay For Life trained professionals to be more confident and successful in their roles. 

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