Teresa - my quote collection

TJBlue's recent activities

I haven't bookmarked any quotes at the moment.

TJBlue's bookmarks

Get the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.

To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Gentle words, quiet words, are after all the most powerful words. They are more convincing, more compelling, more prevailing.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.
Who would not rather trust and be deceived?
Put your trust in God and keep your powder dry.
Trust one who has tried.
Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
I have seldom known a person, who deserted the truth in trifles and then could be trusted in matters of importance.
Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions -- it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.
A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives you roses.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.
I am truly horrified by modern man. Such absence of feeling, such narrowness of outlook, such lack of passion and information, such feebleness of thought.
Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
Dangers bring fears, and fears more dangers bring.
We learn geology the morning after the earthquake.
Whatever happens, take responsibility.
Men argue, nature acts.
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
You can't choose up sides on a round world.
Never tell your story to a deaf man.
When you call me that, smile!
Heaven never helps the men who will not act.
It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.
Know what you want. Become your real self.
From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.
For in the end, freedom is a personal and lonely battle; and one faces down fears of today so that those of tomorrow might be engaged.
It is the power of thought that gives man power over nature.
It is impossible to go through life without trust: that is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself.
The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.
If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.
Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience
For if Men are to be precluded from offering their Sentiments on a matter, which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences, that can invite the consideration of Mankind, reason is of no use to us; the freedom of Speech may be taken away, and, dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the Slaughter.
When the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.
All looks yellow to a jaundiced eye.
Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.
Attack life, it's going to kill you anyway.
I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well.
Some people seem to go through life standing at the complaint counter.
Life is always walking up to us and saying, 'Come on in, the living's fine,' and what do we do? Back off and take its picture.
You have to do what you love to do, not get stuck in that comfort zone of a regular job. Life is not a dress rehearsal. This is it.
Don't worry about your life; what you shall eat, or drink, or the clothing for your body. [Matthew 6:31]
For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. [James 4:14]
Failures are divided into two classes -- those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.
Now the Name of Jesus is a concrete and powerful means of transforming men and women into their hidden, innermost utmost reality.
It may be said with a degree of assurance that not everything that meets the eye is as it appears.
Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.
Strength is a matter of a made up mind.
It is the nature, and the advantage, of strong people that they can bring out the crucial questions and form a clear opinion about them. The weak always have to decide between alternatives that are not their own.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting, but never hit soft.
There are two ways of exerting one's strength; one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.
Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.
A lifetime of happiness? No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.
If confusion is the first step to knowledge, I must be a genius.
Next in importance to having a good aim is to recognize when to pull the trigger.
The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.
Some people say they haven't yet found themselves. But the self is not something one finds; it is something one creates.
Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
Teach me to feel another's Woe. To hide the Fault I see; That mercy I to others show, That Mercy show to me.
If you can't beat them or join them then work around them
There is no insanity so devastating in man's life as utter sanity.
A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes, but to get into accord with them; they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world.
I doubt if a single individual could be found from the whole of mankind free from some form of insanity. The only difference is one of degree. A man who sees a gourd and takes it for his wife is called insane because this happens to very few people.
Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.
You are only what you are when no one is looking.
You can't make wrong work.
Neither blame or praise yourself.
Go to the effort. Invest the time. Write the letter. Make the apology. Take the trip. Purchase the gift. Do it. The seized opportunity renders joy. The neglected brings regret.
We rarely repent of having eaten too little.
The self-image is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior.
It's not what you are that holds you back, It's what you think you're not.
The senses have been conditioned by attraction to the pleasant and aversion to the unpleasant: a man should not be ruled by them; they are obstacles in his path.
There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
Monkeys are superior to men in this: when a monkey looks into a mirror, he sees a monkey.
I'd rather be able to face myself in the bathroom mirror than be rich and famous.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; you will feel you are not deserving.
When you feel good about yourself, others will feel good about you, too.
You could afford your house without the government if it weren't for the government.
There is nothing that wastes the body like worry, and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
What is art but a way of seeing?
I can't tell you what art does and how it does it, but I know that often art has judged the judges, pleaded revenge to the innocent and shown to the future what the past suffered, so that it has never been forgotten. Art, when it functions like this, becomes a meeting-place of the invisible, the irreducible, the enduring, guts, and honor.
No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.
The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure
The first mistake of Art is to assume that it's serious.
The primary distinction of the artist is that he must actively cultivate that state which most men, necessarily, must avoid: the state of being alone.
Artists are, above all, men who want to become inhuman.
The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.
Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it.
My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.
The creative artist seems to be almost the only kind of man that you could never meet on neutral ground. You can only meet him as an artist. He sees nothing objectively because his own ego is always in the foreground of every picture.
The reign of imagagology begins where history ends.
The arts are not just instantaneous pleasure -- if you don't like it, the artist is wrong. I belong to the generation which says if you don't like it, you don't understand and you ought to find out.
Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication: that is why so many bad artists are unable to give it up.
Art is science made clear.
Artistic growth is, more than it is anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness. The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
It is the best of all trades, to make songs, and the second best to sing them.
When Satan makes impure verses, Allah sends a divine tune to cleanse them.
Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.
You are only as strong as your purpose, therefore let us choose reasons to act that are big bold righteous and eternal.
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
What's so remarkable about Love at first sight? It's when people have been looking at each other for years that it becomes remarkable.
A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming.
The body is a community made up of its innumerable cells or inhabitants.
Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtasked.
I may be crazy but it keeps me from going insane.
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
What is madness but nobility of soul. At odds with circumstance?
It is easy enough to be virtuous When nothing tempts you to stray; When without or within No voice of sin Is luring your soul away. But it is only a negative virtue until it is tried by fire. For the soul that is worth the treasures of the earth is the soul that resists desire.
Jogging is very beneficial. It's good for your legs and your feet. It's also very good for the ground. It makes it feel needed.
Books are masters who instruct us without rods or ferules, without words or anger, without bread or money. If you approach them, they are not asleep; if you seek them, they do not hide; if you blunder, they do not scold; if you are ignorant, they do not laugh at you.
When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.
I cannot live without books.
As soon as beauty is sought not from religion and love, but for pleasure, it degrades the seeker.
Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
Don't mistake pleasure for happiness. They are a different breed of dogs.
For the rational, psychologically healthy man, the desire for pleasure is the desire to celebrate his control over reality. For the neurotic, the desire for pleasure is the desire to escape from reality.
Pleasure may come from illusion, but happiness can come only of reality.
Pleasure is a necessary reciprocal. No one feels, who does not at the same time give it. To be pleased, one must please. What pleases you in others, will in general please them in you.
The rare pleasure of being seen for what one is, compensates for the misery of being it.
Who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor with the Lord.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. [Genesis 2:24]
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.
What comes out of you when you are squeezed is what is inside of you.
Time discovered truth.
I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being.
A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. It is wholesome and bracing for the mind to have its faculties kept on the stretch.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.
You are beaten to earth? Well, well, what's that? Come up with a smiling face, It's nothing against you to fall down flat/ But to lie there-that's a disgrace.
You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.
Age is whatever you think it is. You are as old as you think you are.
With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding. [Job 12:12]
Over the years, I've had hundreds of shots blocked. You've got to go in and take chances.
man, proud man,Dressd in a little brief authority,
Broad-minded is just another way of saying a fellow is too lazy to form an opinion.
The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
It is not good enough for things to be planned -- they still have to be done; for the intention to become a reality, energy has to be launched into operation.
All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only because they do exaggerate.
The simple lack of her is more to me than others presence.

But wait... my book has more:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • »
  • TJBlue's authors/films

    I haven't favorited any authors at the moment.

    TJBlue's tags

    I haven't favorited any tags at the moment.

    TJBlue's friends

    I haven't follow any friends at the moment.

    TJBlue's feelings

    I haven't rated any quotes at the moment.