some inspirational quotes

Here are some sayings, proverbs and poems that may give you some inspiration , especially in these worrying times for so many. Hope you enjoy them. I will add more as we go along. (Where possible I have added the source as well).


* The soul is dyed the colour of its thoughts.

* Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the full light of day.

* The content of your character is your choice.

* Day to day, what you choose, what you think, and what you do is who you become.

* Your integrity is your destiny ... it is the light that guides your way.
Heraclitus, Greek poet, philosopher

* If you are going through Hell, just keep going (Winston Churchill)

*Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe! (Honor Blackman)

*You have to believe in happiness, or happiness never comes. I know that a bird chirps none the less when all that he finds is crumbs. You have to believe the seeds will blow, believe in the grass in the days of snow, and that's the reason a bird can sing, on his darkest day he believes in spring.

*Never give up the punt for the pole (anon)

*There is no beginning and there is no end. How can there be a beginning when there must have always been something there in the first place. There is no such thing as nothing. So there is no such thing as death. Just transformation. We are part of the universe not separate from it and it can nurture and take care of us. (anon)

*They are most deceived that trust most in themselves. (Elizabeth 1st)

*Keep your friends close and your enemies closer (anon)

*I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married. (Elizabeth 1st)

*The past cannot be cured. (Elizabeth 1st)

*The past is best left where it is (anon)

*He who placed me in this seat will keep me here. (Elizabth 1st)

*Never trust a woman who tells you her real age; a woman who tells you that would tell you anything. (Oscar Wilde)

*I like men who have a future, and women who have a past. (Oscar Wilde)

*Regrets are for dinner parties (anon)

* I sometimes think that God, in creating man, rather overestimated His ability. (Oscar Wilde)

*Infamy infamy! they've all got it infamy! (Kenneth Williams)

*Never eat more than you can lift! (Miss Piggy)

*The point of living and of being an optimist is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come! (Peter Ustinov)

*It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously! (Peter Ustinov)

*The French and the British are such good enemies that they can't resist being friends (Peter Ustinov)

*If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done! (Peter Ustinov)

*Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prisons of our mind, our duty is to furnish them well! (Peter Ustinov)

*The only reason I made a commercial for American Express was to pay for my American Express bill! (Peter Ustinov)

*It is always darkest before the dawn (anon)

*The woods are lovely dark and deep but I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep; and miles to go before I sleep (Robert Frost)

*If all else fails, Panic!

*When developed and apparent, the mind leads to great benefit; when undeveloped and unapparent, to great harm. [Anguttara Nikaya 1.25-26] (Buddha)

* Confucius says, Way too much!!!

*Nothing is beautiful at all times or from all angles (Chinese proverb)

* He who says it cannot be done should not interfere with the one who is doing it (Chinese proverb)

*Some days are definitely better than others (Chinese proverb)

*If you enjoy what you do, you'll never work another day in your life. (Confucius)

*Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall. (Confucius)

*The nature of bad news infects the teller. (Anthony and Cleopatra)

*"I would urge you to sell any sterling you might have ... It's finished". -- Jim Rogers, US investment guru.