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Quotes on Things That Matter

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There are some things in life that matter more than others and often we don't take the time to recognize the difference. 

We get caught up in busyness, the rat race or spinning our wheels when we could be savoring what we already have. Here are some quotes to remind us about the things that matter. 

The Quotes


Do not care overly much for wealth or power or fame, or one day you will meet someone who cares for none of these things, and you will realize how poor you have become. Rudyard Kipling

In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you can help them to become what they are capable of becoming. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. Ralph Waldo Emerson

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve their world. Anne Frank

Try measuring your wealth by what you are than by what you have. Anonymous

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. William Shakespeare

A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed. Henrik Ibsen

The best portion of a good man's life - His little nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. William Wordsworth

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. Horace Mann

Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect. Marcus Aurelius

People love others not for who they are but for how they make them feel.
Irwin Federman

Character is much easier kept than recovered. Thomas Paine

There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. George Sand

Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it. Fyodor Dostoevsky


Praise the bridge that carried you over. George Colman

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking. Henry Ford


If you count all your assets, you always show a profit. Robert Quillen

Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. Hans Christian Anderson

The greatest wealth is health. Virgil

To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. George Santayana

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

A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study. Chinese Proverb

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Henry Ford

Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think. Chinese Proverb

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live. Margaret Fuller

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. Oliver Wendell Holmes

We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be. Jane Austen

And remember, no matter where you go, there you are. Confucius

In every part and corner of our life, to lose oneself is to be the gainer; to forget oneself is to be happy. Robert Louis Stevenson

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