Favourite Quotes

 
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Inspirational  /Motivational

  • “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.” –  Les Brown
  • “Insist on yourself. Never imitate.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein
  • “Try not to become a man of success but a man of value.” – Albert Einstein
  • “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.” – Henry David Thoreau
  • “If evil be said of thee, and if it be true, correct thyself; if it be a lie, laugh at it.” – Epictetus

Christianity

  • “Every experience God gives us, every person He puts in our lives, is the perfect preparation for the future that only He can see.” – Corrie Ten Boom
  • “A woman’s heart should be so close to God that a man should have to chase Him to find her.” – C.S. Lewis

Ladies/Women

  • “A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” – Mr. Darcy, Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice
  • “[You] seem so pure, so shy, so innocent, and so demure. But you know what they say about still waters. I pity parents with secretive daughters.” – Mme. Pernelle about Mariane, Tartuffe
  • “The world has enough women who are popular. It needs more who are pure. We need women, and men too, who would rather be morally right than socially correct.” – Peter Marshall
  • The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian does make me a different kind of woman.” – Elisabeth Elliot

Music

  • “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent.” – Victor Hugo
  • “Music is what feelings sound like.”  – Author Unknown

Romance

  • Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life. – Leo Buscaglia
  • “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a (The Bible)

Royalty

  •  “Farewell, my dearest. Do so much good to the French people that they can say that I have sent them an angel.” – Marie Theresia to MA
  •  “A son would have belonged to the state,” she said, “but you shall be mine, and have all my care; you shall share my happiness and soften my sorrows.” MA to daughter MT
  •  When Marie Antoinette actually heard about the bread shortage she wrote, “It is quite certain that in seeing the people who treat us so well despite their own misfortune, we are more obliged than ever to work hard for their happiness. The king seems to understand this truth; as for myself, I know that in my whole life (even if I live for a hundred years) I shall never forget the day of the coronation.”
  •  “Courage? The moment when my troubles are going to end is not the moment when my courage is going to fail me.” MA to priest