Quotes on Things That Matter
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries. James
Enjoy yourself. It's later than you think. Chinese Proverb
Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live. Margaret
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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