Quotes from Grandma's Scrapbasket Newsletter


1)Age is not important, unless you're cheese.
< Helen Hayes, American Actress, 1900-1993 >
2)We turn not older with years, but newer every day.
< Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886 >  

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great people make you feel that you, too, can become great.
< Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens), 1835-1910 >

Whatever you do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
< Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832 >  

If you done it, it ain't bragging.
< Walt Whitman, American Poet, 1819-1892 >  

One can attain everything in solitude, except character.
< Stendahl, Pseudonym of French Author Marie-Henri Beyle, 1783-184

1)He who loses wealth, loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; But he who loses his courage loses all.
< Miguel de Cervantes, creator of Don Quixote, 1547-1616 >
2)Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.
< Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens), 1835-1910 >  

Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after itis found.
< James Russell Lowell, 1819-1891 >  

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
< Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States, 1884-1972 >  

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
< Samuel Johnson, English Author, 1709-1784 >  

Destiny is not matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is no t a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.
< William Jennings Bryan, American Lawyer and Politician, 1860-1925 >  

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
< Robert Frost, American Poet, 1874-1963 >  

The only thing more expensive than education is ignorance.
< Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790 >  

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
< Marie Curie, Physicist, First Woman to win the Noble Prize (Physics in 1903)  (Chemistry in 1911), 1867-1934 >  

True friendship is like sound health; The value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
< Charles Caleb Colton, English Clergyman, 1780-1832 >  

We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.
< Jane Austen, English Novelist, 1775-1817 >  

1)Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyon
d your grasp, But which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
< Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1804-1864 >
2) It is neither wealth nor splendor, but tranquility and occupation, that giveshappiness.
< Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States, 1743-1826 >
3)Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
< Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, 1809-1864 >
4)Happiness consists in activity. It is a running stream, not a stagnant pool.
< Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., 1809-1894 >  

Helping Others--
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
< Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1882 >  

A home is not a home unless it contains food for the mind as well as the body.
< Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790 >  

A moments insight is sometimes worth a lifes experience.
< Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., 1809-1894 >  

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
< Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790 >

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
< Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807-1882 >

Key to Happiness--
1)Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
<Albert Schweitzer, 1875-1965 > Physician and Theologian, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, 1952>
2)When one door of happiness closes, another opens; But often we look so longat the closed door that we do not see that one which has been opened for us.
< Helen Keller, 1880-1968 >  

͞Remember to the last, that while there is life there is hope.
< Charles Dickens, English Novelist, 1812-1870 >

I Shall Not Live in Vain--
If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin into his nest again, I shall not live in vain.
< Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886 >  

Last Years Words--
For last years words belong to last years language. And next years words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.
< T. S. Eliot, Poet, 1888-1965 >  

Learning is not attained by chance, It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
< Abigail Adams, to her son John Quincy Adams, May 8, 1780 >

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives.
< Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens), 1835-1910 >  

A life without love is like a year without summer.
< Swedish Proverb >  

Net Worth--
Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after yourbad habits are subtracted from our good ones..
< Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790 >  

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
< Henry David Thoreau, American Author, 1817-1862 >  

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
< Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790 >  

Without struggle, there is no progress.
< Frederick Douglass, 1818-1895 >  

The Future--
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time
< Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, 1809-1864 >  

In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.
< Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519 >  

Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.
< Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, 1809-1864 >  

Treating People--
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, And you help them to become what they are capable of being.
< Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832 >

When in doubt, tell the truth.
< Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemons), 1835-1910 >  

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
< Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832>

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
< Charles Dickens, English Novelist, 1812-1870 >  

What Matters--
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.
< Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749-1832 >  

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.
< Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemons), 1835-1910 >  

Women as Peers--
The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race.
< Susan B. Anthony, 1820-1906 >

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