Romeo & Juliet Quotes in Modern English

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Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet Quote

As daylight doth a lamp; her eyes in heavin
Would through the airy region stream so bright
That birds would sing and think it were not night.

Plain English Romeo & Juliet Quote

Juliet’s beauty would eclipse the sun as daylight does a lamp.At night her eyes would shine so brightly in the sky that the birds would think the night was over and start singing.

 

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Hey, I was just wondering if you can maybe help me figure out what this quote
mean’s from the book Romeo & Juliet (Act I,v speaking to Juliet at the banquet)

“Thus from my lips, by thine, my sin is purged”

Thank you so much :)

Plain English Romeo & Juliet Quote

This is quite a complicated one. Romeo and Juliet are pretending that their hands and lips are pilgrims on a holy pilgrimage. They hold hands and talk about sins being forgiven etc. Then he kisses her and says ‘let lips do what hands do’, meaning touch each other. it is a mixture of religion and sex. He carries on the game and says that through their kissing, his sins are forgiven.

 

Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet Quote

It is the east, and Juliet is the sun. (Romeo & Juliet quote Act II, Scene II)

Plain English Romeo & Juliet Quote

Her window is the East and Juliet is the rising sun.

 

Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet Quote

My ears have not yet drunk a hundred words of thy tongue’s uttering, yet i know the sound, art thou romeo, and a montague?

Plain English Romeo & Juliet Quote

I’ve hardly heard your voice and yet I recognise it. Are you Romeo, and a Montague?

 

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Good Night, Good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow (Romeo & Juliet quote Act II, Scene II)

Plain English Romeo & Juliet Quote

Good night, good night! Parting is so sweetly painful that I say goodnight until tomorrow.

 

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What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. (Romeo & Juliet quote Act II, Scene II)

Plain English Romeo & Juliet Quote

What is there in a name? Whatever name we may call a rose by it would smell just as sweet.

 

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Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast. (Romeo & Juliet quote Act II, Scene III)

Plain English Romeo & Juliet Quote

Nice and easy does it; those that run too fast will fall.

 

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Tempt not a desperate man. (Romeo & Juliet quote Act V, Scene III)

Plain English Romeo & Juliet Quote

Don’t tangle with a desperate man.

 

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For you and I are past our dancing days. (Romeo & Juliet quote Act I, Scene V)

Plain English Romeo & Juliet Quote

You and I are too old for dancing.

 

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O! she doth teach the torches to burn bright. (Romeo & Juliet quote Act I, Scene V)

Plain English Romeo & Juliet Quote

She shows torches how to shine brightly.

Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet Quote

It seems she hangs upon the cheek of night like a rich jewel in an Ethiope’s ear (Romeo & Juliet quote Act I, Scene V)

Plain English Romeo & Juliet Quote

She seems to hang against the cheek of night like a diamond earing in an African’s ear.

 

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See how she leans her cheek upon her hand! O that I were a glove upon that hand, that I might touch that cheek! (Romeo & Juliet quote Act II, Scene II)

Plain English Romeo & Juliet Quote

Look how she rests her cheek on her hand. Oh I wish I were a glove on that hand so that I could touch that cheek.

 

Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet Quote

Not stepping o’er the bounds of modesty. (Romeo & Juliet quote Act IV, Sc. II)

Plain English Romeo & Juliet Quote

Not going too far.

 

Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet Quote

Romeo and Juliet Act 3, Scene 1

SCENE I. A public place.

MERCUTIO, BENVOLIO, Page, and Servants
BENVOLIO
I pray thee, good Mercutio, let’s retire:
The day is hot, the Capulets abroad,

And, if we meet, we shall not scape a brawl;
For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring.
MERCUTIO
Thou art like one of those fellows
that when he enters the confines of a
tavern claps me his sword upon the table
and says ‘God send me no need of thee!’
and by the operation of the second cup draws it on the drawer,

when indeed there is no need.

Plain English Romeo & Juliet Quote

Benvolio

Please, good Mercutio, let’s go. It’s hot and the Capulets are around. If we bump into any of them there’s bound to be a fight because the heat is stirring everyone up.

Mercutio

You are like one of those blokes who goes into a pub, bangs his sword down on the table and says, ‘I hope to God I’m not going to need you’ and then, by the time he’s on his second glass, draws on the barman, when there really was no need for it.

 

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prologue of romeo and juliet

where civil blood makes civil hands unclean
from forth the fatal loins of these two foes
whose misadventured piteous overthrows
doth with their death bury their parents strife
which, but their children’s end, nought could remove
the fearful passage of their death-marked love
is now the two hours’ traffic of our stage;
the which if you with patient ears attend,
what here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend

Plain English Romeo & Juliet Quote

Where fighting between citizens make a great number of people guilty

from the families of these two enemies

(a pair of star crossed lovers kill themselves)

whose accidental unfortunate reversals

end their parents’ conflict with their own deaths.

which nothing could end except their children’s death

the terrible course of their doomed love

is now what you are going to see on the stage during the next two hours

and if you pay attention with all ears

what we’ve missed out in this prologue we will make up for in the play

 

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I am doing essay and need a little help – I need to translate a few lines from romeo and Juliet to a more modern English:

I have night’s cloak to hide me from their eyes
And but thou love me, let them find me here
My life were better ended by their hate
Than death prorogues, wanting of thy love.

Plain English Romeo & Juliet Quote

They won’t be able to see me in the dark. And if you only love me, let them find me here. I would rather my life were ended by their hatred than that I went on living without your love.

 

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Hey! I was just wondering if u guys could tell me what these quotes
mean…thanks

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell
as sweet”

Plain English Romeo & Juliet Quote

Read a complete analysis of the “What’s in a name, a rose by any other name” phrase

Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet Quote

“It is the east, and Juliet is the sun”

Plain English Romeo & Juliet Quote

Read a complete analysis of the quote ”It is the east, and Juliet is the sun

 

Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet Quote

‘Tis but ty name that is my enemy.
Thou art thyself, though not a Montague.
What’s Montague? It is nor hand, nor foot,
Nor arm, nor face, nor any other part
Belonging to a man. O, be some other name!
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.
So Romeo would, were he not Romeo called,
Retain that dear perfection which he owes
Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name;
And for that name, which is no part of thee,
Take all myself.

Plain English Romeo & Juliet Quote

Juliet knows that the blood feud prevents her from loving a Montague. She ponders it. It’s only your name that’s the enemy. You are what you are, even though you may be a Montague. What’s ‘Montague’? It isn’t hand or foot or arm or face or any other part belonging to a man. Oh I wish you had a different name. What is so special about a name? A rose, even if it were called something else, would smell just as sweet. So Romeo would still have all the perfection that he has, even if he were not called Romeo. Romeo, take off your name and in exchange for that whole name, which is not really a part of what you are, you can have all of me.

 

Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet Quote

I pray thee chide me not. Her I love now
Doth grace for grace and love for love allow
The other did not so.

Plain English Romeo & Juliet Quote

Please don’t reprimand me. The girl I love now returns my love in
every way. The other girl didn’t.

 

Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet Quote

Who had but newly entertain’d revenge,
And to ‘t they go like lightning, for, ere I
Could draw to part them, was stout Tybalt slain.
And, as he fell, did Romeo turn and fly.
This is the truth, or let Benvolio die.

Plain English Romeo & Juliet Quote

And they went at each other like lightning, because, before I could
part them, strong Tybalt was killed. And as he fell, Romeo turned and
ran away. This is the truth, otherwise you can have me (Benvolio) put
to death.

 

Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet Quote

His agile arm beats down their fatal points,
And ‘twixt them rushes; underneath whose arm
An envious thrust from Tybalt hit the life
Of stout Mercutio, and then Tybalt fled;
But by and by comes back to Romeo

Plain English Romeo & Juliet Quote

He tries to stop them by beating their swords down, and rushes between
them. Tybald takes advantage and thrusts at Mercutio underneath his
arm. He stabs Mercutio. And then Tybald ran away. Eventually he comes
back to Romeo.

 

Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet Quote

Benvolio: “Go thither, and with unattainted eye compare her face with
some that I shall show, and I will make thee think thy swan a crow.” [Act
I, Scene II]

Plain English Romeo & Juliet Quote

Benvolio tells Romeo: Go to the party and look at the other girls that
I will show you, with an unbiased eye, and compare their faces with
hers. I will make you think that this girl that you are in love with
(Rosaline) is not a beautiful swan but an ugly crow.

 

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can you help me translate this(Act IV scene I): *line 3 Paris-And I am nothing slow to slack his haste
*line 22 Friar- That’s a certain text
*line 63-67-Juliet- Shall play the umpire, arbitrating that
Which the commission of thy years and art
Could to no issue of true honor bring.
Be not so long to speak. I long to die.
If what thou speak’st speak not of remedy.
*lines 74-75-friar- A thing like death to chide away this shame,
that cop’st with death himself to scape from it;
Thanks a ton. I just had a bit of trouble on these

Plain English Romeo & Juliet Quote

line 3. And I have no intention of slowing him down.
line 22. That’s very true
63-67. this bloody dagger will decide, over ruling that which your years and skills can’t do. Don’t take so long to speak: I long to die if what you tell me can’t offer a solution.
74-75. Then i think you will undertake something very like death to counter this shame. you will have to cope with death itself in order to escape death.

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Othello Quotes in Modern English

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I’m currently performing Othello for AS Drama at college. Since I am playing Iago I was wondering if you could help explain the rude comments he is making about Emilia in Act 2 Scene 1:

In faith, too much;
I find it still when I have list to sleep:
Marry, before your ladyship, I grant,
She puts her tongue a little in her heart,
And chides with thinking

Come on, come on; you are you pictures out of doors,
Bells in your parlours, wild cats in your kitchens,
Saints in your injuries, devils being offended,
Players in your housewifery, and housewives in your beds and this aside about Othello and Desdemona:

[Aside.] O, you are well tun’d now!
But I’ll set down the pegs that make this music, As honest as I am.

Othello Quote Translated to Modern English

Here is our translation of your two passages, taken from our modern English version of Othello. In the first they are all waiting at the harbour for Othello and Iago is chatting Desdemona up. I’ve put a bit of context in.
‘Go,’ said Cassio. ‘Find out.’ He turned back to the arrivals and shook hands with Iago. ‘Good Ensign, you are welcome.’ And to Emilia: ‘Welcome mistress. I beg your pardon, good Iago. I hope you won’t mind if I extend my courtesy..’ planting a kiss on Emilia’s cheek . ‘The way I was brought up makes me greet her like this.’
Iago laughed loudly. ‘Sir, if she gave you as much of her lips as she gives me of her tongue you’d have enough!’

Desdemona laughed. ‘Alas,’ she said, ‘she’s speechless.’

‘Unusual,’ said Iago. ‘She usually talks too much. I find that mainly when I’m trying to sleep. Of course, in front of your ladyship she holds her tongue somewhat and reprimands with her thoughts instead.’

Emilia pulled a face at him. ‘That’s not true.’

‘Come on, come on,’ said Iago. ‘You women are silent in company, noisy in your own homes, saints when you’re injured, devils when offended, idle in your housewifery and hussies in your beds.’

‘Shame on you, slanderer!’ said Desdemona, laughing.

In the second passage Iago watches Othello and Desdemona greeting each other on Othello’s arrival in Cyprus. Othello kisses her.

Iago sneered inwardly. They were in harmony now. But he would slacken the strings of the lute that was making that music, as ‘honest’ as he was.

 

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Please translate from Act IV, Scene 3 when Emilia is talking to Desdemona.

Yes, a dozen; and as many to the vantage as would store the world
they l payed for. But I do think it is their husbands’ faults If wives
fo fall: say that they slack their duties, And pour our treasures into
foreign laps.

Thank You

Othello Quote Translated To Modern English

Here is and extract from our No Sweat Shakespeare Modern English Othello Ebook
that will give you the context and your translation:

Tell me Emilia – are there women who abuse their husbands in that
terrible way?’
‘There’s no question, there are some.’
‘Would you do such a thing for all the world?’
Emilia laughed. ‘Wouldn’t you?’
‘No! By this heavenly light.’
‘Nor would I by this heavenly light. I might do it in the dark,
though!’
‘But would you do such a thing for all the world?’
‘The world’s a huge thing: it’s a great price for such a small vice.’
‘I don’t believe you,’ said Desdemona. ‘I don’t think you would.’
‘I think I would, and immediately undo it. But seriously, I wouldn’t
do such a thing for a ring, or property, or dresses or petticoats, nor
hats, nor any objects of vanity. But for all the whole world! For
pity’s sake, who wouldn’t make her husband a cuckold to make him a
monarch? I would risk purgatory for it.’
‘Shame on me if I would do such a wrong for the whole world!’ cried
Desdemona.
Emilia laughed. ‘Why, a wrong of that kind is only a wrong in the
world, and getting the whole world for your trouble it would be a
wrong in a world that’s your own and so you could very quickly make it
right.’
‘I don’t think there is any such woman,’ said Desdemona.
‘Oh, there are dozens,’ said Emilia. ‘But I really do think it’s their
husbands’ fault if a wife falls. What if they neglect their duty and
allow their treasure to be poured into the laps of other men? Or have
peevish outbursts of jealousy, restricting us? Or let’s say they hit
us or look down on what they used to like?

 

Shakespeare’s Othello Quote

1. Good faith, a little one not past a pint as I am a soldier
2. I am for it lieutenant and I’ll do you justice
3. To th’platform masters come lets set the watch, But is he often thus?

Othello Quote Translated To Modern English

1. Iago says: Believe me, a little drink, not more than a pint. I swear by my good name as a soldier.

2. Montano says: I’m for drinkin Lieutenant and I’ll drink as much as you.

3. When Cassius gets drunk Montano asks Iago: But does he often get drunk?

 

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I know it’s a lot but I am really desperate because it is homework and I
have spent hours looking at it and trying to pick things out!! It is absolutely
impossible! I admire what you are doing and would be very grateful if you
could translate it into modern day English for me! Many thanks,

Thus do I ever make my fool my purse;
For I mine own gained knowledge should profane
If I would time expend with such a snipe
But for my sport and profit. I hate the Moor,
And it is thought abroad that ‘twixt my sheets
He’s done my office. I know not if’t be true
Yet I, for mere suspicion in that kind,
Will do as if for surety. He holds me well:
The better shall my prupose work on him.
Cassio’s a proper man: let me see now;
To get his place and to plume up my will
In double knavery. How? How? Let’s see.
After some time, to abuse Othello’s ear
That he is too familiar with his wife;
He hath a person and a smooth dispose
To be suspected, framed to make women false.
The Moor is of a free and open nature,
That thinks men honest that but seem to be so,
And will as tenderly be led by the nose
As asses are.
I have’t. It is engendered. Hell and night
Must bring this monstrous birth to the world’s light

Othello Quote Translated To Modern English

We don’t do such long passages but in this case, as an exception, we are giving you the relevant extract from our Othello novel

Iago waited a moment and then began walking home. He smiled grimly. As usual he was getting money out of fools. As if he would lower himself to spend time with such a pathetic individual unless he was having some fun and getting money out of it as well. As he walked he felt his hatred of the Moor well up. And he had heard that the Moor had been with his wife Emilia. He didn’t know whether it was true but he would take that hint of suspicion as a fact. He stood in high regard with the General and that would help his purpose. He began to plan his revenge. Cassio was a good looking man. He thought about that. How could he get Cassio’s position of Lieutenant and get his revenge on the Moor at the same time? How?…How? … A strategy was developing in his mind. After a while, when they were settled in, be would make Othello think that Cassio was too familiar with Desdemona. Cassio was a handsome man with the charm and personality that could easily make womenunfaithful. On the other hand the Moor had an open and trusting nature, thinking men are honest when they only seem to be so, and could be led by the nose as easily as a donkey.

Just as he got to his door he realised that he had his plan. It was born. He realised, too, that he had deliberately chosen evil.

 

Macbeth Quotes in Modern English

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Macbeth Act 3 Scene 1

Now, if you have a station in the file
Not i’ the worst rank of manhood, say ‘t

Plain English Macbeth quote

Now, if you have a place in humanity that’s not at the very bottom ofthe pile, tell me.

 

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

Yet do I fear thy nature. It is too full of the milk of human kindness…

Plain English Macbeth Quote

Lady Macbeth thinks that Macbeth isn’t tough enough to kill Duncan.
She’s thinking that she has no confidence in him because he doesn’t
have it in him to do it. He is too full of kindness. Milk is a sweet
thing to feed babies on and she’s using that metaphor.

 

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

To The Last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage

Plain English Macbeth Quote

How the days stretched out – each one the same as the one before, and they would continue to do so, tediously, until the end of history. And every day we have lived has been the last day of some other fool’s life, each day a dot of candle-light showing him the way to his death- bed. Blow the short candle out: life was no more than a walking shadow – a poor actor – who goes through all the emotions in one hour on the stage and then bows out. It was a story told by an idiot, full of noise and passion, but meaningless.

 

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Macbeth: ‘ourself will mingle with you and play the huble host,’he said

Plain English Macbeth Quote

At the banquet Macbeth greets his guests and says ‘I will be a good host and move around among you.’

 

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

Sleep shall neither night nor day Hang upon his penthouse lid. He shall live a man forbid. Weary seven nights nine times nine Shall he dwindle, peak, and pine. Thought his bark cannot be lost, Yet it shall be tempest-tost.

Plain English Macbeth quote

This is one of the witches talking about what they are going to do to Macbeth. She’s saying:
He won’t be able to sleep during the night or during the day. He will be shunned by everyone. The weeks will drag while he loses his power and suffer depression. Although he won’t be easily defeated he will have a very difficult time.

 

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ok i have three quotes that i need help with; with three parts to it. a. who is speaking b. who is the speaker speaking to and c. what is happening in the play at the time the words are spoken.

Quote #1:
The time has been/ That, when the brains were out, the man would die,/ And there an end. but now they rise again/ With twenty mortal murders on their crowns/ And push from our stools

Quote #2:
Thou hast it now— King, Cawdor, Glamis, all/ As the Weird Women promise, and I fear/ And played’st foully for ‘t.

Quote #3:
I am in blood/ Stepped in so far that, should I wade no more,/ Returning were as tedious as go o’er.

thank you I really appreciate it. I need it real fast to. Thank you again.
~Caitlin

Plain English Macbeth quote

Quote 1: After he has seen the ghost and everyone has gone Macbeth says to Lady Mabeth – There was a time when a man would die when his brains had been knocked out and that would be the end of it, but these days they rise again, with twenty fatal gashes on their heads, and push us off our chairs.

Quote 2: Banquo says this to himself after Macbeth has become king – You have it all now – king, Cawdor, Glamis, everything, just as the weird women predicted, and I fear that you have done some evil to get it.

Quote 3: Before sending men to kill Macduff, Mabeth tells Lady Macbeth – I have stepped so far into blood that I should try and wade back: going back would be as difficult as going on with it.

 

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

Banquo: And oftentime, to win us to or harms, The instruments of darkness tell us truths

Plain English Macbeth quote

The forces of evil often tell us the truth in order to destroy us.

 

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

Come, we’ll to sleep. My strange and self-abuse
Is the initiate fear that wants hard use:
We are yet but young in deed.
thanks! Ami

Plain English Macbeth quote

Come, let’s go to bed. My strange self delusions are the fears of someone new to this and in need of experience. We’ve only just started on this course.

 

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

Hi guys,
I was looking at some help translating a few things from macbeth.

I need some help with Act 1 Scene 7 from lines 1 to 28
and also Act 3 scene 1 from lines 47 to line 75

Thanks Alan

Plain English Macbeth quote

Macbeth Act 1: S cene VII, Lines 1-28

Macbeth swept his plate aside and tapped distractedly on the table. He got up and, pushing past the people in his way, made it to the door and out into the fresh air of the courtyard.

What should he do? He faced the tower wall and pressed his forehead against it. If it could be all finished and done with when it’s done then it may as well be done quickly. If only the repercussions of the murder could be controlled. If only all the danger could end with Duncan’s death -. If only the death blow could be the end of it -. If only we could escape the consequences of our actions here on earth – skip the life to come -.

Macbeth climbed up to the battlements and looked up at the sky. There were no stars.

The trouble was that we have choice: we have freedom of choice. But if we choose violent options they come back to plague us. And it was that law, that even-handed justice, that was the problem. When we poison others we poison ourselves.

Duncan. Macbeth sighed. What was he to do?

The King trusted him completely. For two very good reasons: first as Macbeth was his cousin and his subject -both very powerful arguments against murder – and then as he was Duncan’s host, who should shut the door against his murderer, not bear the knife himself!

Macbeth walked slowly down the stairs and back into the courtyard. And anyway, Duncan was so gentle as a man, and so strong as a king, that his virtues would cry out for revenge at the brutality of his death. There would be outrage at the slaughter of such a good man: everyone would be so filled with pity that the whole nation would grieve.

No, there was no excuse – only vaulting ambition, which threatened to overreach itself and bring him crashing down.

Act 3: Scene I, Lines 47-75

While the attendant was gone Macbeth paced. It was all very well to put on a pleasant face for his guests but that wasn’t how he felt. He was on edge. To become king was nothing. But to stay king: that’s what really mattered.

Banquo was the problem. He was a big threat: it was his great dignity that was so frightening. And he was fearless. And careful. Banquo was the only person in the world he feared and when Banquo was around he felt inferior, as Mark Antony had done in the presence of Octavius Caesar.

He remembered the way Banquo had reproached the witches when they’d first put the name of king on him. And he had insisted that they speak to him. And when they did they looked respectful and hailed Banquo as the father of a line of kings. On his own head they had placed a fruitless crown and put a barren scepter in his hand! To be wrenched away by a hand not of his own family – none of his sons succeeding him. So it was for Banquo’s descendants that he had corrupted his soul. He had murdered the gracious Duncan for them! Stuck thorns in his peace of mind just for them. And given his precious soul to the Devil to turn Banquo’s sons into kings. All that for the seed of Banquo! Rather than that he would defy Fate and fight it to the death.

 

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I have 2 of them, thanks Angi:

Macbth Act III scene iv lines 76-84

“Blood hath shed ere now i’ th’ olden time, were human statute purged the gentle weal; ay, and since too, murders have been performed too terrible for the ear. The times has been that, when the brains were out, the man would die, and there an end; but now they rise again, with twenty mortal murders on their crowns, and push us from our stools. This is more strange than such a murder is.”

Macbeth Act III scene iv lines 135-141

“I am bent to know by worst means the worst. For mine own good all causes shall give way, I am in blood stepped in so far that, should I wade no more, returning were as tedious as go o’er. Strange things I have in head that will to hand, which must be acted ere they may be scanned.”

Thanks!

Plain English Macbeth quote

Blood has often been shed in the past and in previous ages before human laws made things more gentle. And even since then murders too terrible for the human ear have been done. There was a time that when a man’s brains had been bashed in he would die and that was the end of it. But now they rise again with twenty fatal wounds of their heads and push us off our chairs. This is even stranger than such a violent murder is.

I am determined to know, no matter how I do it, the worst. I’m going to make that the priority. I have waded so far in blood that even if I were to go no further it would be more difficult to turn back than go on with it. My head is full of plans that I must put into action before I can think about them.

 

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can you help me with this it is act 4 scene 3 lines 115-137 by malcolm

Macduff, this noble passion,
Child of integrity, hath from my soul
Wiped the black scruples, reconciled my thoughts
To thy good truth and honour. Devilish Macbeth
By many of these trains hath sought to win me
Into his power, and modest wisdom plucks me
From over-credulous haste: but God above
Deal between thee and me! for even now
I put myself to thy direction, and
Unspeak mine own detraction, here abjure
The taints and blames I laid upon myself,
For strangers to my nature. I am yet
Unknown to woman, never was forsworn,
Scarcely have coveted what was mine own,
At no time broke my faith, would not betray
The devil to his fellow and delight
No less in truth than life: my first false speaking
Was this upon myself: what I am truly,
Is thine and my poor country’s to command:
Whither indeed, before thy here-approach,
Old Siward, with ten thousand warlike men,
Already at a point, was setting forth.
Now we’ll together; and the chance of goodness
Be like our warranted quarrel! Why are you silent?

Thank you

Plain English Macbeth quote

Macduff, this noble passion of yours, that comes from your integrity has wiped away my doubts about you and made me see your truthfulness and honour. Devilish Macbeth, using many of these temptations, has tried to seduce me into his power and only modest wisdom has saved me. But may God sort things out between you and me. From this minute I’m putting myself under your direction and take back the things I said about myself. I hereby condemn all those terrible things I laid on myself because I’m not like that. I’ve not yet been with a woman, never lied, hardly ever wanted anything that belonged to anyone else and have never broken a promise. I would never betray the devil to his own kind and love truth as much as I love life. The first time I ever spoke untruthfully was in telling you about myself. The truth is that I am yours and my poor country’s to command. Indeed it’s to Scotland that Old Siward was setting out for with ten thousand soldiers. Now we’ll go together, and the chance of goodness will end like our supposed quarrel.

 

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

Can you translate this for my 11 year old please

Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand, come let me clutch thee, i have thee not, yet i see you still. Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible to feeling as to sight or art though but dagger of the mind, a false creation proceeding from the heat impressed brain. I see thee yet in a form as palpable as this which now I draw. Thou marshallest me the way that I was going and such an instrument i was to use. I see thee still and on thy blade blood dugeon gouts of blood which was notso before, theres no such thing it is the bloody business which informs thus to mine eye
Many thanks

Plain English Macbeth quote

Read the full “Is this a dagger” soliloquy explained

 

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

Translation of Macbeths speech Act I scene III
‘two truths are told. as happy prologues to the swelling
act……………………………is smothered in surmise and nothing is but what is not’, Susan

Plain English Macbeth quote

The witches told me two truths as pleasing introductions to the third, which is that I am going to be king. This supernatural information can’t be evil, and it can’t be good. If it’s evil then why has it given me assurances of success, beginning with the truth? I am Thane of Cawdor after all. If it’s good, though, then why am I giving way to that suggestion whose terrible image makes my hair stand up on end and make my normally steady heart knock against my ribs at the thought of such an unnatural thing? The real fears that we have are not as bad as the horrible things we imagine. The thoughts I’m having are so unbelievable that they’re making me lose myself, so much so that I can’t do anything and nothing seems real.

 

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

Hey I need some things translated from Macbeth and I was wondering could you guys help me
It is Act III Scene III ,lines 6-8 If you would be as so kind as to help me that’ll be great
Thanks alot,
Sally

Plain English Macbeth quote

Join us then. There is still a bit of light in the western sky. At this time the late traveller is spurring his horse to hurry so that he can get to an inn in good time. And the subject we’re waiting for (Banquo) is coming closer.

 

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

“So I lose none
In seeking to augment it, but still keep
My bosom franchised and allegiance clear,
I shall be counselled.”
(Banquo, Act II Scene I)

Plain English Macbeth quote

Before murdering Duncan Macbeth encounters Banquo and asks him if he would spare the time to talk about what the witches said. He tells Banquo that he would appreciate it if he would defer to his (Macbeth’s) view about it.

Banquo then says: ‘As long as I don’t betray the king’s trust, am able to keep a true heart and my allegiance to the king clear, I will do as you tell me.’

 

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

There ‘s daggers in men’s smiles. (Macbeth Act II, Scene III)

Plain English Macbeth quote

Behind the smiles of men there is danger and violence.

 

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

What ‘s done is done. (Macbeth Act III, Scene II)

Plain English Macbeth quote

You can’t change something that’s been done.

 

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more is none. (Macbeth Act I, Scene VII)

Plain English Macbeth quote

I dare to do everything that it’s appropriate for a man to do. Whoever dares to do more isn’t a man.

 

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

Fair is foul, and foul is fair. (Macbeth Act I, Scene I)

Plain English Macbeth quote

There is confusion about what is good and what is bad.

 

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

I bear a charmed life. (Macbeth Act V, Scene VIII)

Plain English Macbeth quote

My life is safeguarded by a spell.

 

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

Yet do I fear thy nature; It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness. (Macbeth Act I, Scene V)

Plain English Macbeth quote

I’m worried about your nature: It’s too gentle and kind.

 

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood clean from my hand? No, this my hand will rather the multitudinous seas incarnadine, making the green one red. (Macbeth Act II, Scene II)

Plain English Macbeth quote

Will all the water in the ocean wash this blood from my hands? No, my hands are more likley to stain all the waters of the seas, turning then from green to red.

 

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. (Macbeth Act IV, Scene I)

Plain English Macbeth quote

An untranslatable spell-making chant! (Read some modern love spells here)

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

Out, damned spot! out, I say! (Macbeth Act V, Scene I)

Plain English Macbeth quote

Come out cursed spot of blood!

 

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. (Macbeth Act V, Scene I)

Plain English Macbeth quote

All the perfumes of Arabia will not make this little hand smell sweeter.

 

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

When shall we three meet again in thunder, lightning, or in rain? When the hurlyburly’s done, when the battle’s lost and won (Macbeth Act I, Scene I)

Plain English Macbeth quote

When shall the three of us meet again – in thunder, lightning or in rain? When this war is over, when the battle’s lost and won.

 

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

If chance will have me king, why, chance may crown me. (Macbeth Act I, Scene III)

Plain English Macbeth quote

If fate wants me to be king, fate may crown me without my having to do anything.

 

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it; he died as one that had been studied in his death to throw away the dearest thing he owed, as ‘t were a careless trifle. (Macbeth Act I, Scene IV)

Plain English Macbeth quote

He didn’t do anything as well in his life as the way he left it; he died like someone who’d taken care, in his dying, to throw his most valuable possession away as though it was worth nothing.

 

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under ‘t. (Macbeth Act I, Scene V)

Plain English Macbeth quote

Appear like the innocent flower, but be the deadly snake beneath it.

 

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

I have no spur to prick the sides of my intent, but only vaulting ambition, which o’erleaps itself, and falls on the other. (Macbeth Act I, Scene VII)

Plain English Macbeth quote

I have nothing to spur me on to this action 0 only my vaulting ambition, which over-reaches itself and falls on the other side.

 

 

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. (Macbeth Act V, Scene V)

Plain English Macbeth Quote

Extinguish yourself, short candle! Life is nothing more that a walkgin shadow, only an actor who poses and expresses emotion during this hour on the stage, and isn’t heard from again. It’s the nonsense that an idiot talks, full of noise and rage, having no meaning.

 

Shakespeare’s Macbeth Quote

She should have died hereafter,
There would have been a time for such a word.

Plain English Macbeth Quote

He’s saying that Lady Macbeth should have died at a more convenient
time. He would then have had time to say something about her death.

 

Julius Caesar Quotes in Modern English

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Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Quote

What, urge you your petitions in the street? Come to the capitol. I wish your enterprise today may thrive. He wished today our enterprise might thrive. I fear our purpose is discovered.

Plain English Julius Caesar Quote

A member of the public, Artemidorus, wants to warn Caesar of the conspiracy. He tries to give the letter to him as the senators are arriving at the Capitol. Cassius stops him. ‘What are you doing?’ he says ‘Making your requests to Caesar in the streets? Come to the Capitol.’ As the senators enter, Popilius, one of them says to Cassius, ‘I hope your project succeeds today.’ Cassius panics as he thinks Popilius knows about the conspiracy. Cassius then tells Brutus what he has said. He tells him: ‘He said he hoped that our project would succeed. I fear that our conspiracy has been found out.’

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Quote

“and keep us in servile fearfulness…”

Plain English Julius Caesar Quote

And keep us in a state of oppressed terror

 

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Quote

“I have veiled my look”

Plain English Julius Caesar Quote

I have hidden my true feelings

 

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Quote

“Can you see your face?”

Plain English Julius Caesar Quote

Are you able to look at your own face?

 

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Quote

“Men at some time are masters of their fates”

Plain English Julius Caesar Quote

Men can control their own destinies.

 

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Quote

“Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look”

Plain English Julius Caesar Quote

That Cassius has a thin and hungry look about him

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Quote

“…he would fain have had it.”

Plain English Julius Caesar Quote

He would have liked to have accepted the crown.

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Quote

“Cassius from bondage will deliver Cassius”

Plain English Julius Caesar Quote

I will free myself from slavery

 

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Quote

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him. (Julius Caesar Act III, Scene II).

Plain English Julius Caesar Quote

Friends, Romans and fellow countrymen, hear me. I’ve come here to participate in Caesar’s funeral, not to praise him. Read the complete “Friends, Romans, countrymen” speech explained.

 

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Quote

A dish fit for the gods. (Julius Caesar Act II, Scene I)

Plain English Julius Caesar Quote

A dish fit for the gods.

 

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Quote

But, for my own part, it was Greek to me (Julius Caesar Act I, Scene II)

Plain English Julius Caesar Quote

But as for me, I didn’t understand a word he said.

 

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Quote

Cry “Havoc,” and let slip the dogs of war. (Julius Caesar Act III, Scene I)

Plain English Julius Caesar Quote

Call for violence and start the war.

 

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Quote

Et tu, Brute! (Julius Caesar Act III, Scene I).

Plain English Julius Caesar Quote

You too, Brutus.

 

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Quote

Not that I loved Caesar less, but that I loved Rome more. (Julius Caesar Act III, Scene II)

Plain English Julius Caesar Quote

It isn’t because I didn’t love Caesar, but that I loved Rome more.

 

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Quote

Men at some time are masters of their fates:  The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings. (Julius Caesar Act I, Scene II)

Plain English Julius Caesar Quote

Men can control their destinies. The reason that we are oppressed, dear Brutus, is not a matter of fate, but because we don’t do anything about it.

 

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Quote

This was the noblest Roman of them all. (Julius Caesar Act V, Scene V)

Plain English Julius Caesar Quote

Brutus was the noblest Roman of them all.

 

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Quote

Beware the ides of March. (Julius Caesar Act I, Scene II)

Plain English Julius Caesar Quote

Beware the 15th of March.

 

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Quote

Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look; he thinks too much: such men are dangerous. (Julius Caesar Act I, Scene II)

Plain English Julius Caesar Quote

That Cassius is thin and hungry looking. Men like that are dangerous.

 

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Quote

When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept: Ambition should be made of sterner stuff. (Julius Caesar Act III, Scene II)

Plain English Julius Caesar Quote

When the poor suffered Caesar cried for them. Ambition is tougher than that.

 

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Quote

Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.
Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, it seems to me most strange that men should fear;
seeing that death, a necessary end, will come when it will come. (Julius Caesar Act II, Scene II)

Plain English Julius Caesar Quote

Cowards go through a death-like experience many times before they die. Brave men experience it only once. Of all the inexplicable things that I have ever heard it seems to me that the strangest is that men should fear death, seeing that, as it must inevitably happen, it will come when it comes.

 

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Quote

For Brutus is an honourable man; So are they all, all honourable men. (Julius Caesar Act III, Scene II)

Plain English Julius Caesar Quote

As he was valiant, I honour him; but, as he was ambitious, I slew him.

 

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Quote

Hello
I am asking you to PLEASE translate the following lines said by Brutus
in Julius Caesar.

It is the bright day that brings forth the adder;
And that craves wary walking. Crown him?-that-
And then, I grant, we put a sting in him,
That at his will be may do danger with.
Th’ abuse of greatness is when it disjoins

THANK YOU

Plain English Julius Caesar Quote

It’s the sunny day that brings the snakes out, and that means we have to tread carefully. If we crown him we will put a bite in him that will make him dangerous when he wants to be. Greatness is abused.

It means that if you crown Caesar king you will be giving him power that he could use against you

 

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Quote

What, urge you your petitions in the street? Come to the capitol. I wish your
enterprise today may thrive. He wished today our enterprise might thrive. I
fear our purpose is discovered.

Plain English Julius Caesar Quote

A member of the public, Artemidorus, wants to warn Caesar of the conspiracy. He tries to give the letter to him as the senators are arriving at the Capitol. Cassius stops him. ‘What are you doing?’ he says ‘Making your requests to Caesar in the streets? Come to the Capitol.’ As the senators enter, Popilius, one of them says to Cassius, ‘I hope your project succeeds today.’ Cassius panics as he thinks Popilius knows about the conspiracy. Cassius then tells Brutus what he has said. He tells him: ‘He said he hoped that our project would succeed. I fear that our conspiracy has been found out.’

 

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Quote

I know where i will wear this dagger then;
Cassius from bondage will deliver Cassius.
Therein, you gods, you make the weak most strong;
Therein, you gods, you tyrants do defeat.
Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass,
Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron,
Can be retentive to the strength of spirit;
But life, being weary of these worldly bars,
Never lacks power to dismiss itself.
If i know this, know all the world besides,
That part of tyranny i do bear
I can shake off at pleasure.

Plain English Julius Caesar

I know where I’m going to wear this dagger then. Cassius is going to
liberate Cassius from slavery. With this, you gods, you will make the
weak strong. With this, you gods, you defeat tyrants. Stony towers,
and walls of beaten brass, stuffy dungeons and strong iron chains
can’t defeat the strength of the spirit. Life, when tired of these
worldly barriers, always has the power to end itself. Of all the
things in the world that I know, I know this: if I am the victim of
tyranny I can shake it off at any time I please.

 

Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Quote

Cowards die many times before their deaths.

Plain English Julius Caesar Quote

It means that cowards fear death so much that they go through a death-like fear every time they think about death.

 

Hamlet Quotes in Modern English

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Shakespeare’s Hamlet Quote

bawdy

Plain English Hamlet Quote

That’s an interesting request -a ‘bawd’ is a pimp – that is someone who procures a woman for the purposes of prostitution. Adding a ‘y’ to it and calling someone that is a swearword, like calling someone a ‘bastard’.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Quote

Like a villaine with a smiling cheek a goodly apple rotten at the heart.

Plain English Hamlet Quote

It’s about hypocrisy. a person can smile but have an evil heart just
like an apple can look beautiful but be rotten at its core.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Quote

To be, or not to be, that is the question.

Plain English Hamlet Quote

Hamlet is contemplating the idea of killing himself. He starts by
saying, ‘to exist or not to exist, that’s the question for me. Read the full’.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Quote

those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried
grapple them unto thy soul with hoops of steel…

Plain English Hamlet Quote

Bind the friends that you have already got and can trust to you with bands of steel.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Quote

Hey I was wondering if you could help me understand Hamlets speech. alas, poor Yorick. i knew him, Horatio; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy; he hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rises at it. here hung those lips that i have kissed i know not how oft. where be your gibes now? your gambols? your songs? your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar? not one now, to mock your own grinning? quite cahp-fallen? now get you to my lady’s chamber, and tell her, let her paint an inch thick, to this favour she must come; make her laugh at that. Thanks

Plain English Hamlet quote

Hi there. You can read an explanation here of the full “Alas poor Yorick, I knew him well” soliloquy.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Quote

Hamlet Act II Scene 2
HAM: “You cannot, sir, take from me anything that I will more
willingly part
withal, –except my life, except my life, except my life.”
Sorry to ask another favor, but please help.

Plain English Hamlet Quote

Polonius has been talking to Hamlet. He says he would like to take his leave of him ( to go) . Hamlet says: you can’t take anything from me that I would rather lose. Then he says to himself, except my life because he’s feeling very down.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Quote

Hamlet Act II Scene 2
“I have of late,–but wherefore I know not–lost all my mirth, forgone
all custom of exercises;…”
I am lost in these words, what is this in modern english? Please help. Thanks a million.

Plain English Hamlet Quote

I don’t know why it is but I have recently lost my good humour and ignored my pastimes and exercises.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Quote

Hamlet Act II Scene 2
HAM: “You cannot, sir, take from me anything that I will more
willingly part
withal, –except my life, except my life, except my life.”
Sorry to ask another favor, but please help.

Plain English Hamlet Quote

Polonius has been talking to Hamlet. He says he would like to take his leave of him (to go) . Hamlet says: you can’t take anything from me that I would rather lose. Then he says to himself, except my life because he’s feeling very down.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Quote

Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. (Hamlet Act I, Scene III)

Plain English Hamlet Quote

Don’t borrow or lend money because the lender often loses both the money and the friend, and the borrower becomes wasteful.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Quote

This above all: to thine own self be true. (Hamlet Act I, Scene III)

Plain English Hamlet Quote

Above all, be true to yourself.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Quote

Though this be madness, yet there is method in ‘t. (Hamlet Act II, Scene II)

Plain English Hamlet Quote

Although this is madness it seems to have some sense in it.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Quote

That it should come to this! (Hamlet Act I, Scene II)

Plain English Hamlet Quote

That it should have turned out like this!

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Quote

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. (Hamlet Act II, Scene II)

Plain English Hamlet Quote

Nothing is either good or bad: it only appears so in our own minds.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Quote

The lady doth protest too much, methinks. (Hamlet Act III, Scene II)

Plain English Hamlet Quote

I think the lady is overdoing her protestations. She can’t mean them.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Quote

In my mind’s eye. (Hamlet Act I, Scene II)

Plain English Hamlet Quote

In my imagination.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Quote

A little more than kin, and less than kind. (Hamlet Act I, Scene II)

Plain English Hamlet Quote

Not very closely related and even less affection.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Quote

The play ‘s the thing wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the king. (Hamlet Act II, Scene II)

Plain English Hamlet Quote

The plays the thing that’s going to reveal the king’s guilt.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Quote

And it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man. (Hamlet Act I, Scene III)

Plain English Hamlet Quote

And it must follow as the night follows the day that you can’t be untrue to anyone.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Quote

This is the very ecstasy of love. (Hamlet Act II, Scene I)

Plain English Hamlet Quote

This is the great passion of love.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Quote

Brevity is the soul of wit. (Hamlet Act II, Scene II)

Plain English Hamlet Quote

Keeping your comments short is the essence of intelligence.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Quote

Doubt that the sun doth move, doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love. (Hamlet Act II, Scene II)

Plain English Hamlet Quote

Doubt that the sun moves, doubt that truth lies, but never doubt that I love you.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Quote

Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. (Hamlet Act III, Scene I)

Plain English Hamlet Quote

Treasured gifts become worthless when the giver becomes unloving.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Quote

Do you think I am easier to be played on than a pipe? (Hamlet Act III, Scene II)

Plain English Hamlet Quote

Do you think that I can be more easily played than a musical instrument?

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Quote

I will speak daggers to her, but use none. (Hamlet Act III, Scene II)

Plain English Hamlet Quote

My words will be as sharp as daggers but I won’t use violence.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Quote

When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions. (Hamlet Act IV, Scene V)

Plain English Hamlet Quote

When misfortunes come they don’t come one at a time, but all together.

Shakespeare’s Hamlet Quote

give thy thoughts no tongue,
nor any unproportioned thought his act.

Plain English Hamlet Quote

Don’t say what you’re thinking nor do the first thing that comes into
your mind.

Love Quotes

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C. S. Lewis Quote

Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.
C. S. Lewis
Aristotle Quote

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Aristotle
H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Quote

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu
A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy.
George Jean Nathan
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Ingrid Bergman
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Bruce Lee
A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.
Max Muller
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
Mother Teresa
Oscar Wilde Quote

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
Oscar Wilde
Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’
Erich Fromm
Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.
Jim Morrison
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Judy Garland
A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.
Honore de Balzac
A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
Thomas Carlyle
Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
Mother Teresa
A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.
Brendan Francis
Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?
Richard Bach
Mahatma Gandhi Quote

Where there is love there is life.
Mahatma Gandhi
A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.
Rupert Brooke
We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.
Orson Welles
At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
Plato
I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Albert Einstein

 

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.
Mother Teresa
Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.
Samuel Lover
A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
Stendhal
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.
A. A. Milne
Og Mandino Quote

Do all things with love.
Og Mandino
All love shifts and changes. I don’t know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
Julie Andrews
All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.
Andre Breton
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.
James A. Baldwin
I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.
Audrey Hepburn
A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
Joseph Joubert
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
Barbara de Angelis
As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.
William Shakespeare
If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.
Michel de Montaigne
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship – never.
Charles Caleb Colton
Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.
Henry Van Dyke
A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Leo Buscaglia
I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved.
George Eliot
Faith makes all things possible… love makes all things easy.
Dwight L. Moody
I was about half in love with her by the time we sat down. That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty… you fall half in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are.
J. D. Salinger
Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willingly and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved; we love to love.
Leo Buscaglia
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
Audrey Hepburn
First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
George Bernard Shaw
Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.
H. L. Mencken
I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.
Judy Garland
Love can sometimes be magic. But magic can sometimes… just be an illusion.
Javan
Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
If you want to be loved, be lovable.
Ovid
A kiss is a rosy dot over the ‘i’ of loving.
Cyrano de Bergerac
Before I met my husband, I’d never fallen in love. I’d stepped in it a few times.
Rita Rudner
Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.
John Lennon
To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.
Bertrand Russell
We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
Lucille Ball
The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
Mother Teresa
Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo
All mankind love a lover.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is the delusion that one woman differs from another.
H. L. Mencken
‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Love is the beauty of the soul.
Saint Augustine
Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Robert Frost
The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love.
Henry Miller
If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.
Loretta Young
Absence – that common cure of love.
Lord Byron
Love is a game that two can play and both win.
Eva Gabor
It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.
Miguel de Unamuno
The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

 

Everything is clearer when you’re in love.
John Lennon
It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.
George Edward Moore
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond
Love is being stupid together.
Paul Valery
I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.
Theodore Dreiser
True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
How absurd and delicious it is to be in love with somebody younger than yourself. Everybody should try it.
Barbara Pym
Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
Khalil Gibran
For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.
Carl Sagan
Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.
David Grayson
Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.
Leo Buscaglia
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
William Shakespeare
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
Helen Keller
The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Fortune and love favor the brave.
Ovid
To say “I love you” one must first be able to say the “I.”
Ayn Rand
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
George Eliot
It’s useless to hold a person to anything he says while he’s in love, drunk, or running for office.
Shirley MacLaine
Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
Rainer Maria Rilke
We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.
W. Somerset Maugham
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Oscar Wilde
The best proof of love is trust.
Joyce Brothers
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Victor Hugo
Love does not dominate; it cultivates.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other.
Euripides
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Miguel de Unamuno
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
Zora Neale Hurston
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.
Tom Robbins
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
Voltaire
We love life, not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.
Friedrich Nietzsche
In love the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.
Erich Fromm
Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive, effective and valuable than words.
Francois Rabelais
Friendship is Love without his wings!
Lord Byron
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
e. e. cummings
There is a woman at the begining of all great things.
Alphonse de Lamartine
Who, being loved, is poor?
Oscar Wilde
Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.
Andre Breton
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
Henry David Thoreau
Love is my religion – I could die for it.
John Keats
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
James A. Baldwin
He is not a lover who does not love forever.
Euripides
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Peter Ustinov
Follow love and it will flee, flee love and it will follow thee.
John Gay
Love is a gross exaggeration of the difference between one person and everybody else.
George Bernard Shaw
There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Love is what you’ve been through with somebody.
James Thurber
Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove, That valleys, groves, hills, and fields, Woods, or steepy mountain yields.
Christopher Marlowe
One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
Paulo Coelho
Love that is not madness is not love.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
Robert Browning
Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.
Francis of Assisi
Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.
W. Somerset Maugham
Love is supreme and unconditional; like is nice but limited.
Duke Ellington
Love conquers all.
Virgil
Love is the poetry of the senses.
Honore de Balzac
Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.
Gilbert Parker
The way to know life is to love many things.
Vincent Van Gogh
Love is a friendship set to music.
Joseph Campbell
Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
Emily Bronte
Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.
Plato
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
When love is not madness, it is not love.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Only do what your heart tells you.
Princess Diana
Sometimes it’s a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
David Byrne
The art of love is largely the art of persistence.
Albert Ellis
Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man’s love.
Euripides
Love means to commit yourself without guarantee.
Anne Campbell
Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
Alexander Smith
The giving of love is an education in itself.
Eleanor Roosevelt
There are never enough I Love You’s.
Lenny Bruce
The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving.
Edwin Louis Cole
When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.
Blaise Pascal
The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.
Ferdinand Foch
If you would be loved, love, and be loveable.
Benjamin Franklin
Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Love… it surrounds every being and extends slowly to embrace all that shall be.
Khalil Gibran
Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense.
Helen Rowland
Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few.
George Jean Nathan
If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.
Emmet Fox
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Erich Fromm
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand imitations.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.
Benjamin Disraeli
Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.
Khalil Gibran
Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
John Ciardi
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Pearl Bailey
Love is always being given where it is not required.
E. M. Forster
Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy.
Drew Barrymore
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
Anais Nin
If you wished to be loved, love.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.
H. L. Mencken
Do you have to have a reason for loving?
Brigitte Bardot
You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.
Barbara de Angelis
Love is the foundation from which your decisions about your life should be made.
Darren L. Johnson
What love we’ve given, we’ll have forever. What love we fail to give, will be lost for all eternity.
Leo Buscaglia
Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman giving all your love to just one man.
Tammy Wynette
Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.
Thomas Aquinas
He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back.
Henri Matisse
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.
Jean de la Bruyere
Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.
David Wilkerson
The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other.
Honore de Balzac
Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
Sarah Bernhardt
When love is at its best, one loves so much that he cannot forget.
Helen Hunt Jackson
Say what you will, ’tis better to be left than never to have been loved.
William Congreve
Love is suffering. One side always loves more.
Catherine Deneuve
Love is love’s reward.
John Dryden
Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.
Josh Billings
In every living thing there is the desire for love.
David Herbert Lawrence
People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense.
Ken Kesey
There is no limit to the power of loving.
John Morton
To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.
Alphonse de Lamartine
To love abundantly is to live abundantly, and to love forever is to live forever.
Henry Drummond
For love is immortality.
Emily Dickinson
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
John Donne
Each moment of a happy lover’s hour is worth an age of dull and common life.
Aphra Behn
Love means not ever having to say you’re sorry.
Erich Segal
To witness two lovers is a spectacle for the gods.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?
Christopher Marlowe
I don’t know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change.
Nicholas Sparks
Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
Zelda Fitzgerald
It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love one’s neighbor.
Eric Hoffer
Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.
John Dryden
The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love.
Jean Racine
There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved: It is God’s finger on man’s shoulder.
Charles Morgan
When you love a man, he becomes more than a body. His physical limbs expand, and his outline recedes, vanishes. He is rich and sweet and right. He is part of the world, the atmosphere, the blue sky and the blue water.
Gwendolyn Brooks
The love we give away is the only love we keep.
Elbert Hubbard
Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow.
James M. Barrie
The first magic of love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
Benjamin Disraeli
Love’s greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Barbara de Angelis
Love is like a faucet, it turns off and on.
Billie Holiday
Stand by your man. Give him two arms to cling to and something warm to come to.
Tammy Wynette
Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings.
Gustave Flaubert
Though lovers be lost love shall not.
Dylan Thomas
True love is quiescent, except in the nascent moments of true humility.
Bryant H. McGill
Who so loves believes the impossible.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
When you’re in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks.
Natalie Clifford Barney
I long for the raised voice, the howl of rage or love.
Leslie Fiedler
The richest love is that which submits to the arbitration of time.
Lawrence Durrell
Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
But love’s a malady without a cure.
John Dryden
Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
Judith Viorst
Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery.
Fulton J. Sheen
There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.
Thomas Fuller
There is room in the smallest cottage for a happy loving pair.
Friedrich Schiller
We can only learn to love by loving.
Iris Murdoch
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
Louise L. Hay
It is very easy to love alone.
Gertrude Stein
All love is vanquished by a succeeding love.
Ovid
You don’t have to go looking for love when it’s where you come from.
Werner Erhard
Who loves, raves.
Lord Byron
If thou must love me, let it be for naught except for love’s sake only.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Love ceases to be a pleasure when it ceases to be a secret.
Aphra Behn
Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.
Theodor Adorno
There is always something left to love. And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing.
Lorraine Hansberry
Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.
Boethius
Only divine love bestows the keys of knowledge.
Arthur Rimbaud
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
Jean de la Bruyere
Love is metaphysical gravity.
R. Buckminster Fuller
We love but once, for once only are we perfectly equipped for loving.
Cyril Connolly
When you love someone all your saved up wishes start coming out.
Elizabeth Bowen
Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love – and to put its trust in life.
Joseph Conrad
To good and true love fear is forever affixed.
Francois Rabelais
People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.
Bob Hope
We are most alive when we’re in love.
John Updike
O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.
Christopher Marlowe
There is only one terminal dignity – love.
Helen Hayes
In love there are two things – bodies and words.
Joyce Carol Oates
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
Marc Chagall
Love is blind.
Geoffrey Chaucer
Love is a hole in the heart.
Ben Hecht
Oh, love will make a dog howl in rhyme.
Francis Beaumont
To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
David Viscott
We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving.
Bernard Meltzer
Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.
Ben Hecht
Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.
Thornton Wilder
With our love, we could save the world.
George Harrison
Love shall be our token; love be yours and love be mine.
Christina Rossetti
Is it not by love alone that we succeed in penetrating to the very essence of being?
Igor Stravinsky
To enlarge or illustrate this power and effect of love is to set a candle in the sun.
Robert Burton
Ultimately love is everything.
M. Scott Peck
One must not trifle with love.
Alfred de Musset

Inspirational Quotes on Life

Standard

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows; it empties today of its strength.”

Corrie ten Boom

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“If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things.  It is we, of course, to whom things look “little” or “big.”

Elisabeth Elliot

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“Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and hoping the other person dies.”

Margaret Stunt

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“When one door closes, another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.”

-Alexander Graham Bell

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“It is possible to be happy withough having perfect health . . .  Thank goodness my happiness doesn’t come from my joints, but from my heart.”

-Beverly LaHaye

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In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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“Be happy when you are blamed and accused wrongly, for then you have the chance to see all the bitter, hostile or self-pitying responses that your sinful soul wants to spew out – as if these puny things could in any way defend you! Watch and see if any of these poisons come out of you when your spirit is pricked by an accusation. Only then can you see yourself as you are, and confess thy sin that is within you and forsake yourself again into the Lord’s care.”

-Teresa of Avila, Majestic is Your Name

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Opportunity

Each day is a brand new opportunity to be Jesus to the world.

– R. Falcon   Better Tomorrows

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DO YOU KNOW YOU ARE SPECIAL?

 

Forgiveness

“Forgiveness is the fragrance the flower leaves on the heel of the one who crushed it.”

-David Jeremiah

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Re: People Embracing Material Things

“These were people so hungry for love that they were accepting substitutes.   There were embracing material things and expecting a sort of hug back. But it never works.   You can’t substitute material things for love or for gentleness or for tenderness or for a sense of comradeship.

Money is no substitute for tenderness, and power is not a substitute for tenderness. I can tell you as I’m sitting here dying, when you most need it, neither money nor power will give you the feeling you’re looking for, no matter how much of them you have.”

-Morrie (from Tuesdays with Morrie)

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Choices

What are your choices?  Whom are your choices for? Not just for yourself.  Chose now whom you will serve, and that choice is going to affect the next generation, and the next generation, and the next. Choice never affects just one person alone.  It goes on and on and the effect goes out into geography and history.  You are part of history and your choices become part of history.

-Edith Schaeffer

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Surrender

All to Jesus, I surrender

All to Him I freely give

I will ever love and trust Him

In His presence daily live.

-Judson W. Van DeVenter

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Love

“People need loving the most when they deserve it the least.”

-John Harrison

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Until We Meet Again

Though this life may be gone in a week or today, you will forever be alive in the hearts of those who love you & will live forever in heaven until we see each other again in the presence of our Holy God and Savior Jesus.

– Kodee Williams

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Your Face

“If you live close to God
And His infinite grace,
You don’t have to tell;
It shows on your face.”

-anonymous

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Consequences

Remember, you may choose your sin, but you cannot chose the consequences.

-Jenny Sanford

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Nonsense

A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.

-Willy Wonka

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Humor

Humor is to life what shock absorbers are to automobiles.

-Stan Toler

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One Moment at a Time

Live one moment at a time and that moment for God.  Don’t think of a holy life for that will drown you by its’ immensity, but remember that a holy life is a series of holy moments.

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Relying on God

Relying on God has to start all over everyday, as if nothing has yet been done.

-C.S.Lewis

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Potential

Continuous effort—not strength or intelligence–is the key to unlocking our potential.

-Winston Churchill

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Enjoy

God will one day hold us each accountable for all the things He created for us to enjoy, but we refused to do so.

-Rabbanic Saying

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Attitude

What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity.

-J. Sidlow Baxter

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Faith

Though I see not nor feel not, still by faith if I but reach out in faith there is the Spirit to guide me along my way, Amen

~ George  F  Woolley (UK)

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You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

~  Abraham Lincoln or Rev. William J. H. Boetcker.

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PEACE of MIND

Restlessness and impatience change nothing except our peace and joy. Peace does not dwell in outward things, but in the heart prepared to wait trustfully and quietly on Him who has all things safely in His hands.

– Elisabeth Elliot

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LIFE

Life can only be understood backwards,
but it must be lived forwards.

– Soren Kierkegaard

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LONELINESS

The soul hardly ever realizes it, but whether he is a believer or not, his loneliness is really a homesickness for God.

-Hubert van Zeller

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FRETTING

Fretting springs from a determination to get our own way.

-Oswald Chambers

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GRATITUDE

“Gratitude is a vaccine, an antitoxin, and an antiseptic.? This is a most searching and true diagnosis. Gratitude can be a vaccine that can prevent the invasion of a disgruntled attitude. As antitoxins prevent the disastrous effects of certain poisons and diseases, thanksgiving destroys the poison of faultfinding and grumbling. When trouble has smitten us, a spirit of thanksgiving is a soothing antiseptic.?

-John Henry Jowett

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HEART

The best and most beautiful things in this world
cannot be seen or even heard,
but must be felt with the heart.

– Helen Keller

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YOUR WORDS

Language is the apparel in which your thoughts parade before the public.

-George Crane

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WHAT YOU BELIEVE

You can live opposite of what you profess,
but you cannot live opposite of what you believe.?

– Dallas Willard

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KINDNESS

Kind words can be short
and easy to speak,
but their echoes
are truly endless.

– Mother Teresa

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FAILURE

Failure is not an event, but rather a judgment about an event.  Failure is not something that happens to us or a label we attach to things.   It is a way we think about outcomes.

– John Ortberg

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KNOWN AND UNKNOWN

There are things known, and there are things unknown.
And in between are the doors.

– Jim Morrison

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CHARACTER MATTERS

What afflicts us is a corruption of the heart, a turning away in the soul.  Our aspirations, our affections, and our desires are turned toward the wrong things.  And only when we turn them toward the right things–toward enduring, noble, spiritual things–will things get better.

– John Buchanan

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BE ALL THERE

Wherever you are, be all there.

– Jim Elliot

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COURAGE

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes it is a quiet voice at the end of the day, saying,”I will try again tomorrow.”

– Mary Anne Radmacher

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LEGACY

What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.

– Pericles

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FUTURE

Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear.

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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RESPECT

That you may retain your self-respect,

it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.

– William J. H. Boetcker

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LIFE QUOTES BY DR. HENRY BRANDT

“The heart of the problem is a problem with the heart.?

“You’re just a prayer away from a change of heart.”

“Finding relief in your problem is fine, but it will not cure the problem.”

“My environment can give me relief from sin and tension, only the Lord can cure it.”

“You can manage your sin, but that’s not repentance.”

“If it’s sin, that’s good news! Sin is the simplest thing in the world to deal with.”

“There’s no human remedy for sin.”

“Jesus wants to give you peace.”

“You would think that everyone would leap at the chance to get rid of sin. Not so. They want relief not a cure.”

“Your walk with God does not depend on people, places, things or events.”

“You don”t have a marriage problem, you have a sin problem.”

“I am a victim of my own behavior.”

“God’s children have a limitless supply of the fruit of the Spirit.”

“Biblical counseling is listening to a person long enough until you hear a violation of scripture.”

“Anger is inside you, revealed by an outside source.”

“What your soul needs is a check up.”

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MERCY

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.

– Abraham Lincoln

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LIFE

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.

– Hellen Keller

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OPPORTUNITIES

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,

but small ones surround us every day.

– Sally Koch

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TIME

We do not remember days,

we remember moments.

– Cesare Pavese

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Speak Up

“Our lives begin to end

the day we become silent

about things that matter.”

– Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rights Leader

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Be Kind

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

– Author unknown

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Humility

Humility is perfect quietness of heart, It is to expect nothing, to wonder at nothing that is done to me, to feel nothing done against me. It is to be at rest when nobody praises me, and when I am blamed or despised. It is to have a blessed home in the Lord, where I can go in and shut the door, and kneel to my Father in secret, and am at peace as in a deep sea of calmness, when all around and above is trouble.

– Andrew Murray

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CURIOSITY

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.

– Albert Einstein

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ANTICIPATION

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.

– Benjamin Franklin

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SWEET SLEEP

Have courage for the great sorrows in life, and patience for the small ones. And when you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace, God is awake.

– Victor Hugo

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A CHRISTIAN

If you are a Christian, you are not a citizen of this world trying to get to heaven; you are a citizen of heaven making your way through this world.

– Vance Havner

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LOSS

Gerald Sittser wrote that loss was “like a closed road that forces us to turn around and find another way to our destination. Who knows what we will discover and see along the way.”

– Geral Sittser

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DEFEATING SATAN

When Satan reminds us of our past, we should remind him of his future.

– Author Unknown

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CHARACTER

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

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To Be Free

To be free is to put justice, truth and service to others over and above our personal gain or our need for recognition, power, honor and success. When we cling to personal power and success, when we are afraid of loosing social status, then we are in some way denying our humanity; we become slaves to our own needs, we are not free.

– Jean Vanier

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Beauty

Never lose an opportunity for seeing anything that is beautiful; For beauty is God’s handwriting–a wayside sacrament.

Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, And thank God for it as a cup of His blessing.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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In the Beginning

A journey may be long or short,
but it must start at the very spot one finds oneself.

– Jim Stovall

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The Gift of Work

He who loves his work never labors.

– Jim Stovall

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The Gifts of Friends

It is a wealthy person, indeed,
who calculates riches not in gold
but in friends.

– Jim Stovall

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The Gift of Family

Some people are born into wonderful families.
Others have to find or create them.
Being a member of a family is a priceless membership
that we pay nothing for but love.

– Jim Stovall

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The Gift of Dreams

Faith is all that dreamers need
to see into the future.

– Jim Stovall

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The Gift of Gratitude

In those times we yearn to have more in our lives,
we should dwell on the things we already have.
In doing so, we will often find that our lives
are already full to overflowing.

– Jim Stovall

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The Gift of Learning

Education is a lifelong journey
whose destination expands as you travel.

– Jim Stovall

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A Voice from the Past

In the end,
a person is only known
by the impact they have on others.

– Jim Stovall

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The Gift of Money

Money is nothing more than a tool.
It can be a force for good, a force for evil,
or simply idle.

– Jim Stovall

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The Gift of Problems

Problems may only be avoided by exercising good judgment.
Good judgment may only be gained
by experiencing life’s problems.

– Jim Stovall

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The Gift of Laughter

Laughter is good medicine for the soul.
Our world is desperately in need of more medicine.

– Jim Stovall

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The Gift of Giving

The only way you can truly get more out of life for yourself
is to give part of yourself away.

– Jim Stovall

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The Gift of a Day

Life at its essence boils down to one day at a time.
Today is the day!

– Jim Stovall

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The Ultimate Gift

In the end, life lived to its fullest
is its own Ultimate Gift

– Jim Stovall

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SILENT LOVE

“Look into the depths of another’s soul and listen,
not only with our ears,
but with our hearts and imagination,
and our silent love.”

– Joyce Kanelakos

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COURAGE

Keep your fears to yourself,
but share your courage with others.

– Robert Louis Stevenson

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DESIRE

One can never consent to creep
when one feels an impulse to soar.

– Helen Keller

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LIFE

Don’t be afraid  that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.

– anonymous

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LIFE

Life is like riding a bicycle.
You don’t fall off
unless you stop peddling.

– Claude D. Pepper

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Quotes To Live By

Cherish things while you still have them,
before they’re gone,
and you realize how precious they really are.

Life can only be understood backwards,
but it must be lived forwards.

Everything in life is temporary.
So if things are going good,
enjoy it because it won’t last forever.
And if things are going bad,
don’t worry because it won’t last forever either.

Destiny is not a matter of chance,
it is a matter of choice;
it is not a thing to be waited for,
it is a thing to be achieved.

A journey of a thousand miles
begins with a single step.

Never cross a bridge
without knowing how to swim the tides.

If you could not add years to your life
Add life to your years.

– author unknown

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THANKFULNESS

It isn’t what you have in your pocket
that makes you thankful,
but what you have in your heart.

– Unknown

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KINDNESS

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness,
making everything in its vicinity
freshen into smiles.

– Washington Irving

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REPUTATION

Glass, china, and reputation
are easily cracked,
and never mended well.

– Benjamin Franklin

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LAUGHTER

Laughter is the sun
that drives winter
from the human face.

– Victor Hugo

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JOY

Occasionally in life
there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment
which cannot be completely explained
by those symbols called words.
Their meanings can only be articulated
by the inaudible language of the heart.

– Martin Luther King Jr.

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GIVE THE FOLLOWING GIFTS:

To your enemy . . .forgiveness,
To your opponent . . .tolerance.
To a friend . . . your heart.
To a customer . . . service.
To all men . . .charity.
To every child . . . a good example
To yourself . . .respect

-Author unknown

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FORGIVENESS

Forgiveness doesn’t change history;
it makes living with it easier.

-Author Unknown

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LIFE

Live an honorable life. Then when you get older
and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
-Author Unknown

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NEW DAY

Each new day is a new beginning-
to learn more about ourselves
to care more about others,
to laugh more than we did,
to accomplish more than we thought we could,
and be more than we were before.

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BEAUTY

Some people,
No matter how old they get,
Never lose their beauty ?
They merely move it from their
Faces into their heart.

– Martin Buxbaum

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HABITS

It is easier to prevent bad habits
than to break them.

– Benjamin Franklin

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The last, if not the greatest,
of the human freedoms:
to choose their own attitude
in any given circumstance.

– Bruno Bettelheim

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HUMILITY

Humility is perfect quietness of heart,”
Andrew Murray once wrote.
“It is to expect nothing,
to wonder at nothing that is done to me,
to feel nothing done against me.
It is to be at rest when nobody praises me,
and when I am blamed or despised.
It is to have a blessed home in the Lord,
where I can go in and shut the door,
and kneel to my Father in secret,
and am at peace as in a deep sea of calmness,
when all around and above is trouble.”

– Andrew Murray

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Forgiveness does not change the past,
but it does enlarge the future.

– Paul Boese

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To know what people really think,
pay regard to what they do,
rather than what they say.

– Rene Descartes

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It is easier to go down a hill than up,
but the view is from the top.

– Arnold Bennett

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I have always found
that mercy bears richer fruits
than strict justice.

– Abraham Lincoln

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A flower has to go through a lot of dirt
before it can bloom.

– Author unknown

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INSIGHT

A moment’s insight is sometimes worth a life’s experience.

– Oliver Wendell Holmes

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The Persian Proverb

He who knows not,
And knows not that he knows not,
Is a fool, shun him.

He who knows not,
And knows that he knows not,
Is a child, teach him.

He who knows,
And knows not that he knows,
Is asleep, wake him.

He who knows,
And knows that he knows,
Is wise, follow him.

– author unknown

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JOURNEYS

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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COURAGE

Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees.

– Williard Marriott

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CLARITY

In this world, there is no clarity. There is only love and action.

– Mother Teresa

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THE DOER

It is time for us to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever, the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it.

– Vince Lombardi

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IMAGINATION

Imagination is more important than knowledge. Imagination is what we could be.

– Albert Einstein

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OBSTACLES

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

– Henry Ford

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MOTIVATION

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.

– Norman R. Augustine

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BEAUTY

Think of all the beauty that’s still left in and around you and be happy.

– Anne Frank

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ADVICE

Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into, the mind.

– Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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LOVE

Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.

– William Shakespeare

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GREATNESS

Greatness is not so much a certain size as a certain quality in your life.

– Phillip Brooks

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GRATITUDE

Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.

– Henry Ward Beecher

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CHANGE

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

– Anne Frank

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HAPPINESS

The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.

– Martha Washington

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PERSEVERANCE

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.

– John Quincy Adams

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TRUTH

Man will occasionally stumble over the truth,

but most of the time he will pick himself up

and continue on .”

-Winston Churchill

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CHOICES

It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.

– J. K. Rowling

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PATIENCE

Patience is the companion of wisdom.

– Saint Augustine

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TIME

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. The longer I live the more my mind dwells upon the beauty and the wonder of the world.

– John Burroughs

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HAPPINESS

Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.

– Samuel Johnson

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Forgiveness is the most powerful thing you can do for yourself. If you can?t learn to forgive, You can forget about achieving true success in your life.

– Dr. Dyer

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If I can stop one heart
From breaking,
I shall not live in vain.

-Emily Dickinson

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Forgiveness does not change the past,
but it does enlarge the future.

– Paul Boese

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A kind heart
Is a fountain of gladness
Making everything
freshen into smiles.

– Washington Irving

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A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds.

– unknown

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No one would remember the Good Samaritan if he had only had good intentions.

– Margaret Thatcher

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Have courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones. And when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.

– Victor Hugo

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I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage.

– Erma Bombeck

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The richness of the human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome.

– Helen Keller

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The game of life is not so much in holding a good hand as playing a poor hand well.

– H.T. Leslie

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Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on you.

– L. Thomas Holdcroft

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I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies, for the hardest victory is victory over self.

– Aristotle

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The greatest of all miracles is that we need not be tomorrow what we are today, but we can improve if we make use of the potential implanted in us by God.

– Rabbi Samuel M. Silver

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You’ve got to continue to grow, or you’re just like last night’s cornbread — stale and dry.

– Loretta Lynn

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We teach what we know, but we reproduce what we are.

– John Maxwell

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If you play it safe in life, you’ve decided that you don’t want to grow anymore.

– Shirley Hufstedler

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There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.

– Helen Keller

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Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.

– Barbara Johnson,

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I believe that life is given us so we may grow in love, and I believe that God is in me as the sun is in the color and fragrance of a flower – the Light in my darkness, the Voice in my silence.

– Helen Adams Keller

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The toys and blocks with which we play Are houses, lands and gold. Their values quickly pass away, As does a tale that’s told. But kindly, gracious deeds abide, Their wealth will not depart; Their flowers of joy are multiplied In gardens of the heart.

– Charles Russell Wakeley

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Every human being has a work to carry on within, duties to perform abroad, influence to exert, which are peculiarly his, and which no conscience but his own can teach.

– William Ellery Channing

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Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.

– Thomas A. Kempis

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What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.

– Louis Nizer

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The day is done, The sun has set, Yet light still tints the sky; My heart stands still In reverence, For God is passing by.

– Ruth Alla Wager

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No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions.

– Charles P. Steinmetz

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One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon–instead of en- joying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.

– Dale Carnegie

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Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow; it only saps today of its strength.

– A. J. Crown

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Ultimately you are doing what you do for one of two reasons: to serve oneself or to serve God.

 

There is enough time in every day to do God’s work… in God’s way.

– Dr. Ted W. Engstrom

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Dedication is doing the “BEST” with your life rather than settling for what is only the “good.”

 

Jesus came to pay a debt he didnt owe,
He came to pay our debts we couldnt pay.

God is looking for ordinary people empowered by Him to do extraordinary things!