Friday, December 21, 2012

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW

I heard the bells on Christmas Day; their old familiar carols play, 
And wild and sweet the word repeat of peace on earth, good-will to men!

THE NEXT POST HERE WILL BE ON THURSDAY 3RD JANUARY

Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER

For somehow, not only at Christmas, but all the long year through,
The joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you.

-o=0=o-

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

HELEN KELLER

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
-o=0=o-

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

DEAN ACHESON

Always remember that the future comes one day at a time.
 
-o=0=o-

Monday, December 17, 2012

HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN

Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

-o=0=o-

Sunday, December 16, 2012

J.K. GALBRAITH

It's a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense, than to put out on the troubled seas of thought.
-o=0=o-

Saturday, December 15, 2012

NORMAN VINCENT PEALE

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
 -o=0=o-

Friday, December 14, 2012

BEVERLY SILLS

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.
 
-o=0=o-

Thursday, December 13, 2012

MARK TWAIN

Plan for the future, because that is where you are going to spend the rest of your life.
 -o=0=o-

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

ANON

Excellence can be achieved if you risk more than others think is safe, love more than others think is wise, dream more than others think is practical, and expect more than others think is possible.

-o=0=o-

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

LORD BYRON

There is pleasure in the pathless woods,
There is rapture on the lonely shore,
There is society where none intrudes,
By the deep sea and the music in its roar
I love not man the less, but Nature more.

-o=0=o-

Monday, December 10, 2012

MADELINE BRIDGES

Give the world the best you have and the best will come back to you.
 
-o=0=o-

Sunday, December 09, 2012

PAUL of TARSUS

Whatever is true, whatever is noble,
Whatever is right, whatever is pure,
Whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable,
Whatever is excellent, what ever is praiseworthy -
Think about those things.
 
-o=0=o-

Saturday, December 08, 2012

VIDAL SASSOON

The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.

-o=0=o-

Friday, December 07, 2012

LES BROWN

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.

-o=0=o-

Thursday, December 06, 2012

KATHERINE MANSFIELD

I have made it a rule of my life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy, you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.
-o=0=o-

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

ANON

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.

-o=0=o-



 

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

MARK TWAIN

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
-o=0=o-

Monday, December 03, 2012

HELEN KELLER

The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
 
-o=0=o-


Sunday, December 02, 2012

PLATO

 Wise men talk when they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.
 -o=0=o-

Saturday, December 01, 2012

KATHERINE GRAHAM

To love what you do and feel that it matters, how could anything more be fun?
 -o=0=o-

now online
PIANO PLAYTIME

Friday, November 30, 2012

WARREN BUFFET

I don’t try to jump over 7 foot bars. I look around for 1 foot bars to step over.
 -o=0=o-

new - PIANO PLAYTIME - new
begins tomorrow 1st December

Thursday, November 29, 2012

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
 
-o=0=o-

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

ANON

Hope is not pretending that troubles don't exist. It is the hope that they won't last forever. That hurts will be healed and difficulties overcome. That we will be led out of the darkness and into the sunshine.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

LINDA GERACI

It’s hard to wring my hands when I’m busy rolling up my sleeves.

Monday, November 26, 2012

JOHN SCHNATTER

Concentrate on what you do well, and do it better than anybody else.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Apologies! I have had to withdraw the intimation which appeared here this week-end. The new blog JOHN'S MIXED BAG will not be starting on 1st December. Perhaps sometime later - John

ARISTOTLE

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

AUDREY HEPBURN

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older, you'll discover that you have two hands - one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

Friday, November 23, 2012

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
 
-o=0=o-

Thursday, November 22, 2012

ANON

Don't try too hard to fit in; you were born to stand out. 

-o=0=o-


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

ANNE BRADSTREET

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
 
-o=0=o-

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

J.M. BARRIE

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one has to do.
-o=0=o-

Monday, November 19, 2012

FRANCIS BACON

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humour to console him for what he is.

-o=0=o-

Sunday, November 18, 2012

MOTHER TERESA

Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier.
 
-o=0=o-

Saturday, November 17, 2012

MASON COOLEY

Humour does not rescue us from unhappiness, but enables us to move back from it a little.
 -o=0=o-






Friday, November 16, 2012

ANON

Strive to be first: first to nod, first to smile, first to compliment, and first to forgive.

-o=0=o-

Thursday, November 15, 2012

EMILY DICKENSON

Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.
 
-o=0=o-

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

THOMAS FULLER

All doors open to courtesy.
 
-o=0=o-

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

GEORGE S. PATTON

A good plan today is better than a great plan tomorrow. 

-o=0=o-

Monday, November 12, 2012

OPRAH WINFREY

The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.

-o=0=o-

Sunday, November 11, 2012

HENRY FORD

Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs.

-o=0=o-


Saturday, November 10, 2012

ANON

Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble.

-o=0=o-

Friday, November 09, 2012

THOMAS CARLYLE

Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.

-o=0=o-

Thursday, November 08, 2012

JOSH BILLINGS

Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.

-o=0=o-

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

MAYA ANGELOU

Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.

-o=0=o-

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

FRANCIS BACON

A man must make his opportunity, as oft as find it.

-o=0=o-

Monday, November 05, 2012

ASHLEY SMITH

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.

-o=0=o-

Today on THROUGH SCOTTISH EYES
"Shakespeare and his Contemporaries" by John Faed


Sunday, November 04, 2012

ANON

Don't judge me by my past. I don't live there anymore.

-o=0=o-

THROUGH SCOTTISH EYES
An online gallery of Scottish Paintings
begins on Monday 5th November

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Saturday, November 03, 2012

DEBBIE COULTER

Dream your dream. Follow your heart. Imagine. Listen to the wind. Drink sunsets. Be free. Let the wonder never cease. Believe. Wish on EVERY star. Create adventure. Be Kind.  

-o=0=o-

Friday, November 02, 2012

Swedish Proverb

Those who wish to sing, always find a song.

-o=0=o-

THE VICTORIAN SCRAPBLOG
Read what Queen Victoria wrote in her Journal 180 years ago today!

Thursday, November 01, 2012

ANDREW CARNEGIE

No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honour.

-o=0=o-

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

B.B. KING

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.

-o=0=o-

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

COLLEEN C. BARRETT

Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun.

-o=0=o-

Monday, October 29, 2012

BUDDHA

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins, not through strength but through persistence.

-o0o-

Sunday, October 28, 2012

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

There was never yet philosopher
That could endure toothache patiently.

-o=0=o-

Saturday, October 27, 2012

ANON

For every evil under the sun,
There is a remedy or there is none;
If there be one, try and find it,
If there be none, never mind it.
-o=0=o-

Have you visited the Victorian Scrapblog yet?

Friday, October 26, 2012

JANE AUSTEN

It is very difficult for the prosperous to be humble.

-o=0=o-

Thursday, October 25, 2012

WINSTON CHURCHILL

The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

RICHARD MONCKTON MILNES

The virtue lies in the struggle, not in the prize.

-o=0=o-




Tuesday, October 23, 2012

ERIC LOMAX

Continuing to hate gets you nowhere. It just damages you as an individual. At some point, the hating has to stop.

[Lomax was a prisoner of war victim of Japanese torture]

-o=0=o-




Monday, October 22, 2012

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.

-o=0=o-

Sunday, October 21, 2012

CATHERINE the GREAT

The more a man knows, the more he forgives.
 
-o=0=o-

Saturday, October 20, 2012

CHARLES SCHULTZ

I have a new philosophy; I’m only going to dread one day at a time.

-o=0=o-

Friday, October 19, 2012

J. PETIT SENN

Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.

-o=0=o-

THE VICTORIAN SCRAPBLOG
is updated today
http://thevictorianscrapblog.blogspot.com

Thursday, October 18, 2012

W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM

It wasn’t until quite late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say “I don’t know.” 
-o=0=o-

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

MARCIA WIEDER

Commitment leads to action. Action brings your dream closer.

-o=0=o-

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

EDWARD BULWER LYTTON

To find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says: "Leave no stone unturned."

-o=0=o-

Monday, October 15, 2012

Zen Proverb

If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.


-o=0=o-

THE VICTORIAN SCRAPBLOG
updated every Friday

Sunday, October 14, 2012

W.S. GILBERT

If you wish in this world to advance, 
Your merits you're bound to enhance; 
You must stir it and stump it, 
And blow your own trumpet, 
Or trust me, you haven't a chance. 

-o=0=o-

Saturday, October 13, 2012

JANE AUSTEN

If there is anything disagreeable going on, men are always sure to get out of it.

-o=0=o-

Friday, October 12, 2012

HENRY WARD BEECHER

The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is that one comes from a strong will and the other from a strong won’t.

-o=0=o-

NOW ONLINE
The Victorian Scrapblog

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Afghan Proverb

Bloom where you're planted.

-o=0=o-

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

VINCENT VAN GOGH

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.

-o=0=o-

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

G.K. CHESTERTON

Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.

-o=0=o-

Monday, October 08, 2012

MAYA ANGELOU

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

-o=0=o-

Sunday, October 07, 2012

JOHN G. WHITTIER

No longer forward nor behind
I look in hope and fear;
But grateful take the good I find,
The best of now and here.

-o=0=o-

NEW - The Victorian Scrapblog - NEW
beginning Friday 12th October


Saturday, October 06, 2012

HONORE DE BALZAC

Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.

Friday, October 05, 2012

DEMOCRITUS

Happiness resides not in possessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul.

-o=0=o-

Thursday, October 04, 2012

LYNN JOHNSTON

We are all born with wonderful gifts. We use these gifts to express ourselves, to amuse, to strengthen, and to communicate. We begin as children to explore and develop our talents, often unaware that we are unique, that not everyone can do what we're doing.

-o=0=o-

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Latin Proverb

A wise man learns by the mistakes of others, a fool by his own.
 
-o=0=o-

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

HARRY EMERSON FOSDICK

Life is like a library owned by the author. In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.

-o=0=oo-

Monday, October 01, 2012

W.C. FIELDS

Start every day with a smile and get over it.
 
-o=0=o-

Sunday, September 30, 2012

ALBERT EINSTEIN

I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.

NEW - The Haiku Habit - NEW
beginning tomorrow

Saturday, September 29, 2012

ELIZABETH ARDEN

Treat a horse like a woman and a woman like a horse. And they'll both win for you.



-o=0=o-

Friday, September 28, 2012

ANON

Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget.


-o=0=o-

Thursday, September 27, 2012

SENECA

As long as you live, keep learning how to live.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

HENRY DAVID THOREAU

 That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

HELEN KELLER

To be blind is bad, but worse is to have eyes and not see.

Monday, September 24, 2012

PAUL HARVEY

In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these. 


-o=0=o-

Sunday, September 23, 2012

CHARLES DICKENS

Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one - stronger than magician ever spoke or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration.

-o=0=o-

NEW  - The Haiku Habit - NEW
beginning Monday 1st October
http://thehaikuhabit.blogspot.com

Saturday, September 22, 2012

OPRAH WINFREY

I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace - a connection to what matters.

-o=0=o-




Friday, September 21, 2012

SOREN KIERKEGAARD

Life has its own hidden forces which you can only discover by living.

-o=0=o-

Thursday, September 20, 2012

BERTRAND RUSSELL

The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy - I mean that if you are happy you will be good.

-o=0=o-

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

ROBERT INGERSOLL

It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.

-o=0=o-

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

LOIS McMASTER BUJOLD

 If you make it plain you like people, it's hard for them to resist liking you back.


Monday, September 17, 2012

MARCUS AURELIUS

Your life is what your thoughts make it.


-o=0=o-

Sunday, September 16, 2012

SAM EWING

Hard work spotlights the character of people. Some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.

-o=0=o-

taking the one less travelled by
a picture to admire, a poem to ponder, music to meditate by
and a saying by Lao-Tzu

Saturday, September 15, 2012

MARJORIE PAY HINCKLEY

The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.

-o=0=o-

Friday, September 14, 2012

Gaelic Saying

An l├ámb a bheir, ‘s i a gheibh
The hand that gives is the hand that gets.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

ANON

If for a tranquil mind you seek,
These things observe with care:
Of whom you speak, to whom you speak,
And how, and when and where.

-o=0=o-

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

STENDHAL

Life is too short, and the time we waste in yawning never can be regained.Link
-o=0=o-

taking the one less travelled by
a picture to admire, a poem to ponder, music to meditate by
and a saying by Lao-Tzu
http://takingtheonelesstravelledby.blogspot.com


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

BUDDHA

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die -
So let us all be thankful.

-o=0=o-

Monday, September 10, 2012

HELEN KELLER

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

-o=0=o-

taking the one less travelled by
a picture to admire, a poem to ponder, music to meditate by
and a saying by Lao-Tzu

Sunday, September 09, 2012

IRVING BERLIN

Got no cheque books, got no banks. Still I'd like to express my thanks - I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.

-o=0=o-

taking the one less travelled by
http://takingtheonelesstravelledby.blogspot.com

Saturday, September 08, 2012

ISAAC ASIMOV

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

-o=0=o-

taking the one less travelled by
http://takingtheonelesstravelledby.blogspot.com

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Friday, September 07, 2012

ANON

A groundless rumour often covers a lot of ground.

-o=0=o-

taking the one less travelled by
Have you visited the new blog yet?
http://takingtheonelesstravelledby.blogspot.com

Thursday, September 06, 2012

ELLEN DeGENERES

Sometimes you can't see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.

-o=0=o-

taking the one less travelled by
Have you visited the new blog yet?
http://takingtheonelesstravelledby.blogspot.com

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

JOHN LENNON

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.

-o=0=o-


Tuesday, September 04, 2012

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

‘Tis better to be silent and thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.

-o=0=o-

NOW ONLINE - taking the one less travelled by - NOW ONLINE
This new blog can be found at
http://takingtheonelesstravelledby.blogspot.com

Monday, September 03, 2012

KAHLIL GIBRAN

Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.

-o=0=o-

NOW ONLINE - taking the one less travelled by - NOW ONLINE
This new blog can be found at
http://takingtheonelesstravelledby.blogspot.com

Sunday, September 02, 2012

DOROTHY PARKER

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

-o=0=o-




Saturday, September 01, 2012

HENRI MATISSE

Derive happiness in oneself from a good day's work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.

-o=0=o-

Friday, August 31, 2012

DALE CARNEGIE

Are you bored with life? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.

-o=0=o-

Thursday, August 30, 2012

ERIC HOFFER

It still holds true that man is most uniquely human when he turns obstacles into opportunities.

-o=0=o-

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

DOROTHEA BRANDE

To guarantee success, act as if it were impossible to fail.

-o=0=o-

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

JOSH BILLINGS

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.

-o=0=o-

Monday, August 27, 2012

ANON

Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.

-o=0=o-

Sunday, August 26, 2012

AUDREY HEPBURN

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says "I'm possible"!

-o=0=o-

Saturday, August 25, 2012

H.G. WELLS

Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad, but sober; not to make us sorry, but wise.

-o=0=o-

Friday, August 24, 2012

AESOP

After all is said and done, more is said than done.

-o=0=o-

Thursday, August 23, 2012

ARISTOTLE ONASSIS

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.

-o=0=o-


Wednesday, August 22, 2012

ANNA LAPPE

Courage is saying, "Maybe what I'm doing isn't working; maybe I should try something else."

-o=0=o-

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

MAHATMA GHANDI

One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.

-o=0=o-

Monday, August 20, 2012

MOHAMMAD ALI

Silence is golden, when you can’t think of a good answer.

-o=0=o-

Sunday, August 19, 2012

ANON

Only as high as I reach can I grow,
Only as far as I seek can I go,
Only as deep as I look can I see,
Only as much as I dream can I be.

-o=0=o-

Saturday, August 18, 2012

EDITH SITWELL

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music and silence.

-o=0=o-

Friday, August 17, 2012

MARK TWAIN

Whoever is happy will make others happy too.

-o=0=o-

now on 80plus
one of the most unusual paintings ever created
The Dutch Proverbs by Pieter Brueghel the Elder
http://80plus.blogspot.com

Thursday, August 16, 2012

ANON

The happiest people don’t have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything.

80plus
a new series begins on Friday
http://80plus.blogspot.com

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

LAO-TZU

When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.

-o=0=o-

BLOG NEWS
After an interval of four months, 80plus is returning.
A new series begins on Friday 17th August.
http://80plus.blogspot.com


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

One lives and learns, doesn’t one? That is certainly one of the more prevalent delusions.

-o=0=o-

Monday, August 13, 2012

ALBERT SCHWEITZER

A man does not have to be an angel in order to be a saint.

-o=0=o-

Sunday, August 12, 2012

LINDA GRAYSON

There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.

-o=0=o-

Saturday, August 11, 2012

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. (The Merchant of Venice)

-o=0=o-

Friday, August 10, 2012

THOMAS A. EDISON

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.

-o=0=o-

Thursday, August 09, 2012

ANON

An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.

-o=0=o-

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

KIMBERLY HOWARD

Never ruin an apology with an excuse.

-o=0=o-

MUSIC HAS CHARMS
http://musichascharms.blogspot.com

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

LEONARD L. LEVINSON

A pessimist only sees the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all - he's walking on them.

-o=0=o-


Monday, August 06, 2012

BUDDHA

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.

-o=0=o-

Sunday, August 05, 2012

JOHN DRYDEN

Set all things in their own peculiar place, and know that order is the greatest grace.

-o=0=o-

Saturday, August 04, 2012

YOKO ONO

Remember, each one of us has the power to change the world. Just start thinking peace, and the message will spread quicker than you think.

-o=0=o-

If you look deep enough you will see music;
the heart of nature being everywhere music. (Thomas Carlyle)
http://musichascharms.blogspot.com



Friday, August 03, 2012

JOHN WOODEN

Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.

-o=0=o-

Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you,
following you right on up until you die. (Paul Simon)
http://musichascharms.blogspot.com

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Indian Saying

Every time you wake up, ask yourself, "What good things am I going to do today?" Remember that, when the sun goes down at sunset, it will take a part of your life with it.

-o=0=o-

I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music. (Billy Joel)

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

H. JACKSON BROWNE

Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.

-o=0=o-

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination and life to everything. (Plato)
http://musichascharms.blogspot.com

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Whatever you are, be a good one.

-o=0=o-

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent
(Victor Hugo)
http://musichascharms.blogspot.com

Monday, July 30, 2012

MARIE CURIE

Nothing in life is to be feared - it is only to be understood.

-o=0=o-

Without music, life would be a mistake (Friedrich Nietzsche)
http://musichascharms.blogspot.com

Sunday, July 29, 2012

NEIL SIMON

If no one ever took risks, Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor.

-o=0=o-

I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to (Elvis Presley)
http://musichascharms.blogspot.com

Saturday, July 28, 2012

ANON

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.

-o=0=o-

Friday, July 27, 2012

DAVID MATTHEW

No matter how dark the night, somehow the sun rises once again and all shadows are chased away.

-o=0=o-

Thursday, July 26, 2012

MARK TWAIN

The best way to cheer yourself is to cheer somebody else up.

-o=0=o-

MUSIC HAS CHARMS
an ongoing collection of popular classics
http://musichascharms.blogspot.com

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

GEORGIA O'KEEFFE

When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.

-o=0=o-

MUSIC HAS CHARMS
an ongoing collection of popular classics
http://musichascharms.blogspot.com

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

SHEL SILVERSTEIN

Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts.
Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts.
Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me,
Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.

-o=0=o-

Monday, July 23, 2012

HUGH MACLEOD

Anyone can be an idealist; anyone can be a cynic. The hard part lies somewhere in the middle - being human.

-o=0=o-

Sunday, July 22, 2012

MAURICE SETTER

Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.

-o=0=o-

Saturday, July 21, 2012

ANON

One can value a house to the last penny, but none can value a home.

-o=0=o-

Friday, July 20, 2012

MAE WEST

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

-o=0=o-

Thursday, July 19, 2012

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Most of the shadows of life are caused by standing in our own sunshine.

-o=0=o-

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

ROBYN ALLEN

Many of us are afraid to follow our passions, to pursue what we want most because it means taking risks and even facing failure. But to pursue your passion with all your heart and soul is success in itself. The greatest failure is to have never really tried.

-o=0=o-

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

VIRGIL

They can conquer who believe they can.

-o=0=o-

Monday, July 16, 2012

DALE CARNEGIE

People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.

-o=0=o-

Sunday, July 15, 2012

A verse from Sweden

Fear less, hope more.
Whine less, breathe more.
Talk less, say more.
Hate less, love more,
And all good things are yours.


-o=0=o-

Saturday, July 14, 2012

EMMA GOLDMAN

I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.

-o=0=o-

Friday, July 13, 2012

ALAN COHEN

Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters. Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome. Terrify and terrific. Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation.


-o=0=o-

Thursday, July 12, 2012

ROBERT MULLER

To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.

-o=0=o-

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

GEORG CHRISTOPH LICHTENBERG

What a blessing it would be if we could open and shut our ears as easily as we open and shut our eyes.

-o=0=o-

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

LILY TOMLIN

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realise I should have been more specific.

-o=0=o-

Monday, July 09, 2012

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

Do what you can with what you have where you are.

-o=0=o-

Friday, July 06, 2012

EPICTETUS

It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.

-o=0=o-

THE NEXT POST HERE WILL BE ON MONDAY

Thursday, July 05, 2012

BILL COSBY

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.

-o=0=o-

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

CHERIE CARTER-SCOTT

Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible. And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible.

-o=0=o-

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Chinese Proverb

Know thyself to know others, for heart beats like heart.

-o=0=o-

Monday, July 02, 2012

OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES

Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.

-o=0=o-

Now online
THE PAINTINGS OF ALMA-TADEMA
http://thepaintingsofalma-tadema.blogspot.com

Sunday, July 01, 2012

GEORGE BURNS

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.

-o=0=o-

Saturday, June 30, 2012

ELIZABETH KUBLER-ROSS

The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.

-o=0=o-

Friday, June 29, 2012

REMEZ SASSON

The difference between can and cannot is only three letters. Three letters that can shape your life's direction.

-o=0=o-

Thursday, June 28, 2012

OVID

If you are not ready today, you will be even less so tomorrow.

-o=0=o-

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

ANON

Life without purpose is barren indeed
There can't be a harvest unless you plant seed

-o=0=o-

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

EARL GREY STEVENS

Confidence never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions.

-o=0=o-

Monday, June 25, 2012

HARRIET BEECHER STOWE

So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn't somebody wake up to the beauty of old women?

-o=0=o-

Sunday, June 24, 2012

THOMAS EDISON

I have not failed 10,000 times. I have successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work.

-o=0=o-

Saturday, June 23, 2012

JAMES DENT

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.

-o=0=o-

Friday, June 22, 2012

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it’s the only means.

-o=0=o-

Thursday, June 21, 2012

MARGARET THATCHER

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.

-o=0=o-

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

WILLIAM DAVIS

The kind of humour I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes.

-o=0=o-

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

ISAAC ASIMOV

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.

-o=0=o-

Monday, June 18, 2012

An Irish Blessing

May your joys be as bright as the morning, and your sorrows merely be shadows that fade in the sunlight of love. May you have enough happiness to keep you sweet, enough trials to keep you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, enough hope to keep you happy.

-o=0=o-

Sunday, June 17, 2012

JIM HENSON

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.

-o=0=o-

Saturday, June 16, 2012

MARY ANNE RADMACHER

May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.

-o=0=o-

Friday, June 15, 2012

MARCUS AURELIUS

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

-o=0=o-

Thursday, June 14, 2012

MAHATMA GANDHI

The future depends on what we do in the present.

-o=0=o-

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

MARK TWAIN

Humour is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritation and resentments slip away, and a sunny spirit takes their place.

-o=0=o-

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

ANON

Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.

-o=0=o-

Monday, June 11, 2012

RUPERT BROOKE

I know what things are good - friendship and work and conversation. These I shall have.

-o=0=o-

Sunday, June 10, 2012

ANNE FRANK

I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.

-o=0=o-

Saturday, June 09, 2012

DANNY KAYE

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.

-o=0=o-

Friday, June 08, 2012

L.M. HODGES

Whether one is twenty, forty, sixty, or eighty; whether one has succeeded, failed or just muddled along - life begins each morning! The greatest fact in life is that it is never too late to start again.

-o=0=o-

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Have you visited the new blog yet?
"By the Lotus Pond"

http://bythelotuspond.blogspot.com

-o0o-

ALBERT EINSTEIN

The ideals which have always filled me with the joy of living are goodness, beauty and truth.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

ANON

Don't let today's disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow's dreams.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II

Climb every mountain,
Ford every stream,
Follow every rainbow,
Till you find your dream.

-o=0=o-

The new blog "By the Lotus Pond" has been updated today.
http://bythelotuspond.blogspot.com

Monday, June 04, 2012

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

-o=0=o-

Sunday, June 03, 2012

JAMES BALDWIN

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.

-o=0=o-

Saturday, June 02, 2012

W.H. DAVIES

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?

-o=0=o-

Friday, June 01, 2012

NEW - now online -NEW

By the Lotus Pond

http://bythelotuspond.blogspot.com

-o=0=o-

GEORGE LORIMER

You've got to get up every morning with determination if you're going to go to bed with satisfaction.

-o=0=o-

Thursday, May 31, 2012

ANON

If we make the most of opportunities, opportunities will make the most of us.

-o=0=o-

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

HELEN KELLER

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.

-o=0=o-

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

LAO-TZU

Stop trying to leave and you will arrive
Stop seeking and you will see
Stop running away and you will be found

-o=0=o-

Monday, May 28, 2012

DON MIGUEL RUIZ

We make the assumption that everyone sees life the way we do.

-o=0=o-

Sunday, May 27, 2012

ALEXANDRA STODDARD

What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows.

-o=0=o-

Saturday, May 26, 2012

BERNARD- PAUL HEROUX

There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea.

Friday, May 25, 2012

BARUCH SPINOZA

Desire nothing for yourself which you do not desire for others.

-o=0=o-

Thursday, May 24, 2012

H. STEIN

Keep high aspirations, moderate expectations, and small needs.

-o=0=o-

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

ANON

Friends are flowers in the garden of life.

-o=0=o-

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

MAX L. FORMAN

Always hold your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.

-o=0=o-

Monday, May 21, 2012

LOUISA MAY ALCOTT

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

JOHN ANDREW HOLMES

There is no better exercise than the heart reaching down and lifting people up.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

MARK TWAIN

Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.

Friday, May 18, 2012

ANON

Friendship is a living thing that lasts as long as it is nourished with kindness, empathy and understanding.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

MAYA ANGELOU

My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry, to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

WINSTON CHURCHILL

Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

EPICURUS

If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.

-o=0=o-

Monday, May 14, 2012

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

What wound did ever heal but by degrees?

-o=0=o-

Sunday, May 13, 2012

KATHERINE MANSEFIELD

Life never becomes a habit to me. It's always a marvel.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Old Tennessee Saying

He that doesn't tooteth his own trumpet, doesn't get his trumpet tooted.

-o=0=o-

BLOG NEWS
After an interval of six months, a new series will begin next week at John's Gallery.
The first post will be made on Friday 18th May.
http://johnsgallery.blogspot.com

Friday, May 11, 2012

VICTOR HUGO

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Learn from yesterday, love for today and hope for tomorrow

-o=0=o-


Wednesday, May 09, 2012

ALEXANDRA SMITH

It is not of so much consequence what you say, as how you say it.

-o=0=o-


Tuesday, May 08, 2012

SAMUEL JOHNSON

Life affords no higher pleasure than that of surmounting difficulties, passing from one step of success to another, forming new wishes and seeing them gratified.

-o=0=o-

Monday, May 07, 2012

Spanish Proverb

He who gossips with you will also gossip about you.

-o=0=o-

Sunday, May 06, 2012

LAO-TZU

Whether you are a gem in the royal court or a stone on a common path, if you accept your part with humility the power of the universe will be yours.

-o=0=o-

Saturday, May 05, 2012

MOTHER TERESA

Life is a promise - fulfill it.

-o=0=o-

Friday, May 04, 2012

ANON

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

-o=0=o-


Thursday, May 03, 2012

JONATHAN WINTERS

If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.

-o=0=o-

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery,
and today is a gift;
that’s why they call it the present.

-o=0=o-

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

HOWARD SCHUTZ

Dream more than others think practical
Expect more than others think possible

-o=0=o-

Saturday, April 28, 2012

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a new series begins here
on
Tuesday 1st May

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