Here is the monthly offering of quotes. There are about 140 new quotes and the full pdf file is available under Important Information, Quotes. Look for the file - December Quotes. Here are some of my favorites from December.
Here are a few good ones on AGING:
AGING: It is magnificent to grow old, if one keeps young. Harry Emerson Fosdick
AGING: Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age and imagine right up to the brink of death that life is only beginning. I think that is the only way to keep adding to one’s talent, to one’s affections, and one’s inner happiness. George Sand
AGING: Years are only garments, and you either wear them with style all of your life, or else you go dowdy to the grave. Dorothy Parker
AUTHORITY, CONFLICT WITH: It is dangerous to be right on matters where the established authorities are wrong. Voltaire
I think often about our celebrity culture and here is a good word of warning.
CELEBRITY: The minute a person becomes a celebrity is the same minute he/she becomes a monster.” Cynthia Heimel
CHILDREN, INSANITY: Insanity is hereditary. You get it from your children. Sam Levenson
DOGMATISM: In the name of noble purposes men have committed unspeakable acts of cruelty against one another. J. William Fulbright
DOGMATISM: Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. Blaise Pascal
And for all of "professional" people helpers, people fixers…
FIXING PEOPLE: The passion for setting people right is in itself an afflictive disease. Marianne Moore
HEART: The only way to dispossess the heart of an old affection is by the expulsive power of a new one… Thomas Chalmers
Two thoughts on integrity.
INTEGRITY: Let the world know you as you are, not as you think you should be because sooner or later, if you are posing, you will forget the pose, and then where are you? Fanny Brice
INTEGRITY: When your thoughts, words, and deeds form a seamless fabric, you streamline your efforts and thus eliminate worry and dread. Epicetus
Here is Abraham Lincoln on purpose.
PURPOSE: I would be more than willing to die, except that I have done nothing to make any human remember that I have lived. Abraham Lincoln in 1841
QUOTATIONS: It’s a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. The quotations when engraved upon the memory give you good thoughts. They also make you anxious to read the authors and look for more. Winston Churchill
And two quotes on self-discovery.
SELF DISCOVERY: The delights of self-discovery are always available. Gail Sheehy
And finally, a word to the wise from the wise (Francis Xavier, S.J., that is.)
WISDOM: When the wisdom of the world has said its last word, divine folly takes up the story. Francis Xavier
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