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Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.

To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.
Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
Precious gifts of friendship... knowing the heart of another, sharing one's heart with another.
An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship.
Friendship is a priceless treasure never to be bought or sold -- it can only be cherished.
I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.
True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
The best things in life are never rationed. Friendship, loyalty, and love. They do not require coupons.
No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.
Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
Friendship is genuine when two friends can enjoy each others company without speaking a word to one another.
In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want.
Among Life's precious jewels, Genuine and rare, The one that we call friendship Has worth beyond compare.
Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another. -
Of all things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Friendship is a living thing that lasts only as long as it is nourished with kindness, empathy and understanding.
Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious -- friendship and learning.
If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.
Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.
I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
Some friends play at friendship, but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin. [Proverbs 18:24]
It can never be bought or borrowed or sold A gift to be cherished, True friendship is a treasure beyond compare.
Friendship is a comforting smile, A familiar voice that warms the heart, and the freedom to be the person God intended.
It is all right to hold a conversation but you should let go of it now and then.
Never hold anyone by the button or the hand in order to be heard out; for if people are unwilling to hear you, you had better hold your tongue than them.
Talk ought always to run obliquely, not nose to nose with no chance of mental escape.
The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed.
Do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain.
You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated.
Let God's promises shine on your problems.
A problem clearly stated is a problem half solved.
The only difference between a problem and a solution is that people understand the solution.
It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.
Focus 90% of your time on solutions and only 10% of your time on problems.
Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.
A problem is your chance to do your best.
There are no big problems, there are just a lot of little problems.
When I can't handle events, I let them handle themselves.
You must live with people to know their problems, and live with God in order to solve them.
We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems.
We have no problems, only situations. Not all problems have solutions, but all situations have outcomes.
The other day I got out my can-opener and was opening a can of worms when I thought, What am I doing?!
Don't tell your problems to people: eighty percent don't care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them.
The best way out is always through.
To every problem there is already a solution whether you know it or not.
For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.
Problems do not go away. They must be worked through or else they remain, forever a barrier to the growth and development of the spirit.
I am grateful for all my problems. After each one was overcome, I became stronger and more able to meet those that were still to come. I grew in all my difficulties.
Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together.
The best way to escape from a problem is to solve it.
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.
Avoiding a problem doesn't solve it.
Successful people are simply people who learn to solve their problems... they are not people without problems.
You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.
I was never less alone than when by myself.
What makes loneliness an anguish is not that I have no one to share my burden, but this: I have only my own burden to bear.
It is very lonely sometimes, trying to play God.
We are never the same with others as when we are alone. We are different, even when we are in the dark with them.
To most people loneliness is a doom. Yet loneliness is the very thing which God has chosen to be one of the schools of training for His very own. It is the fire that sheds the dross and reveals the gold.
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.
When thinking about companions gone, we feel ourselves doubly alone.
Of my friends I am the only one left.
We are most of us very lonely in this world; you who have any who love you, cling to them and thank God.
When people are lonely they stoop to any companionship.
The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one's people that has not previously been taken into account.
We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.
The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.
See the man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope for a fool than for him. [Proverbs 26:7]
Nobody can be kinder than the narcissist while you react to life in his own terms.
I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them.
It is possible to have a strong self-love without any self-satisfaction, rather with a self-discontent which is the more intense because one's own little core of egoistic sensibility is a supreme care.
Always hold your head up but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.
A person wrapped up in himself makes a small package.
Whatever accomplishment you boast of in the world, there is someone better than you.
Conceit in weakest bodies works the strongest.
People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited.
Conceit is incompatible with understanding.
Conceit is God's gift to little men.
Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.
Conceit is a queer disease -- it makes everyone Sick except the person who has it.
There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth.
The knowledge of yourself will preserve you from vanity.
If there is a single quality that is shared by all great men, it is vanity. But I mean by vanity only that they appreciate their own worth. Without this kind of vanity they would not be great. And with vanity alone, of course, a man is nothing.
Possibly, more people kill themselves and others out of hurt vanity than out of envy, jealousy, malice or desire for revenge.
Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself.
The common practice of keeping up appearances with society is a mere selfish struggle of the vain with the vain.
There was never yet fair woman but she made mouths in a glass.
Our vanity is the constant enemy of our dignity.
Vanity is a mark of humility rather than of pride.
Cure yourself of the affliction of caring how you appear to others. Concern yourself only with how you appear before God, concern yourself only with the idea that God may have of you.
The last time I saw him he was walking down lover's lane holding his own hand.
It's a fine thing to rise above pride, but you must have pride in order to do so.
God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble [James 4:6]
I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed. [Luke 16:3]
Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.
There is this paradox in pride -- it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so.
There is nothing that will kill a man so soon as having nobody to find fault with but himself.
Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.
Never look down on anybody unless you are helping them up.
Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold.
Pride does not wish to owe and vanity does not wish to pay.
A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you're looking down, you can't see something that's above you.
To be proud and inaccessible is to be timid and weak.
Pride is the mask of one's own faults.
There are two things people want more than sex and money... recognition and praise.
Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, Make me feel important. Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.
No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important.
The praise that comes from love does not make us vain, but more humble.
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
Let another praise you and not your own mouth, a stranger and not your own lips.
Praise is not seemly in the mouth of a sinner, for it was not sent him of the Lord. [Ecclesiasticus 15:9]
Attach yourself to those who advise you rather than praise you.
Praising an honest person who doesn't deserve it, always wounds them.
Applaud us when we run, Console us when we fall, Cheer us when we recover.
Appreciative words are the most powerful force for good on earth!
Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A you can do it when things are tough.
Some natures are too good to be spoiled by praise.
If you treat an individual... as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.
When someone does something good, applaud! You will make two people happy.
I know, indeed, of nothing more subtle satisfying and cheering than a knowledge of the real good will and appreciation of others. Such happiness does not come with money, nor does it flow from a fine physical state. It cannot be bought. But it is the keenest joy, after all; and the toiler's truest and best reward.
Praise God even when you don't understand what He is doing.
The real satisfaction which praise can afford, is when what is repeated aloud agrees with the whispers of conscience, by showing us that we have not endeavored to deserve well in vain.
Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from their neck saying, Make me feel important. Never forget this message when working with people.
The surest plan to make a man is, think him so.
There is no stimulus like that which comes from the consciousness of knowing that others believe in us.
There is no praise to beat the sort you can put in your pocket.
So long as you are praised think only that you are not yet on your own path but on that of another.
You can handle people more successfully by enlisting their feelings than by convincing their reason.
We are apt to love praise, but not deserve it. But if we would deserve it, we must love virtue more than that.
Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise.
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
It is far easier for a woman to lead a blameless life than it is for a man; all she has to do is to avoid sexual intercourse like the plague.
A man can do what he ought to do; and when he says he cannot, it is because he will not.
A woman can look both moral and exciting -- if she also looks as if it was quite a struggle.
Men are more moral than they think and far more immoral than they can imagine.
Moral choices do not depend on personal preference and private decision but on right reason and, I would add, divine order.
Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were all the world looking at you, and act accordingly.
There are few things more disturbing than to find, in somebody we detest, a moral quality which seems to us demonstrably superior to anything we ourselves possess. It augurs not merely an unfairness on the part of creation, but a lack of artistic judgment. Sainthood is acceptable only in saints.
The great rule of moral conduct is next to God, respect time.
The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.
We have in fact, two kinds of morality, side by side: one that we preach, but do not practice, and another that we practice, but seldom preach.
Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. So aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.

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