Monday, April 27, 2015

W is for William Wilberforce

This year, my theme is Quotes from A-Z.  Each day I will post a quote from a person whose name starts with each day's letter.  It will be short and sweet but hopefully it will bring a moment of inspiration, laughter, or meditation to your busy day.  I would love to hear your thoughts on the quotes in the comments or what other quote is your favorite by that day's person. On each Saturday, I will list all the quotes from the week and you can vote to tell me which was your favorite!




W is for William Wilberforce
(1759-1833 ) Member of British Parliament and leader of abolitionist movement

William Wilberforce 1793
From Wikipedia







“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”










Quote found on Goodreads.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!  Only 3 more days of A-Z to go!  How have you held up?  
I seem to keep falling behind but I've met so many wonderful new bloggers!

Kathy   

Saturday, April 25, 2015

V is for Vonnegut

This year, my theme is Quotes from A-Z.  Each day I will post a quote from a person whose name starts with each day's letter.  It will be short and sweet but hopefully it will bring a moment of inspiration, laughter, or meditation to your busy day.  I would love to hear your thoughts on the quotes in the comments or what other quote is your favorite by that day's person. On each Saturday, I will list all the quotes from the week and you can vote to tell me which was your favorite!

V is for Kurt Vonnegut
(1922-2007)

Kurt Vonnegut
From Wikipedia








“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.”














Here's the weekly recap.  Which quote did you like the most and why?


Q- Don Quixote:  “When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!” 
R- Theodore Roosevelt:  “Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
S- William Shakespeare:  “How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” -Merchant of Venice
T- Mark Twain: “what is joy without sorrow? what is success without failure? what is a win without a loss? what is health without illness? you have to experience each if you are to appreciate the other. there is always going to be suffering. it’s how you look at your suffering, how you deal with it, that will define you.” and just for fun: “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”
U- Unpopular Essays: “Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”-Bertrand Russell

All quotes found on Goodreads.

Have a great weekend!

Kathy :)

Friday, April 24, 2015

U is for Unpopular Essays

This year, my theme is Quotes from A-Z.  Each day I will post a quote from a person whose name starts with each day's letter.  It will be short and sweet but hopefully it will bring a moment of inspiration, laughter, or meditation to your busy day.  I would love to hear your thoughts on the quotes in the comments or what other quote is your favorite by that day's person. On each Saturday, I will list all the quotes from the week and you can vote to tell me which was your favorite!




U is for Unpopular Essays
written by Bertrand Russell in 1950

Bertrand Russell
From Wikipedia





“Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.”










Quote from Goodreads.

Do you have any special plans for the weekend? I'm hoping to clean up my flower beds if it's not snowing like yesterday!  

Kathy 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

T is for Mark Twain

This year, my theme is Quotes from A-Z.  Each day I will post a quote from a person whose name starts with each day's letter.  It will be short and sweet but hopefully it will bring a moment of inspiration, laughter, or meditation to your busy day.  I would love to hear your thoughts on the quotes in the comments or what other quote is your favorite by that day's person. On each Saturday, I will list all the quotes from the week and you can vote to tell me which was your favorite!




T is for Mark Twain
(1835-1910)


Mark Twain
From Wikipedia


“what is joy without sorrow? what is success without failure? what is a win without a loss? what is health without illness? you have to experience each if you are to appreciate the other. there is always going to be suffering. it’s how you look at your suffering, how you deal with it, that will define you.”

and because I need a little humor today, I'm giving you a bonus second Mark Twain quote.


“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”



Quotes from Goodreads.

Kathy :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

S is for Shakespeare

This year, my theme is Quotes from A-Z.  Each day I will post a quote from a person whose name starts with each day's letter.  It will be short and sweet but hopefully it will bring a moment of inspiration, laughter, or meditation to your busy day.  I would love to hear your thoughts on the quotes in the comments or what other quote is your favorite by that day's person. On each Saturday, I will list all the quotes from the week and you can vote to tell me which was your favorite!




S is for William Shakespeare
(1564-1616)
William Shakespeare
from Wikipedia







“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” -Merchant of Venice








Quote from Goodreads.

How's your week going so far? Have you been able to keep up with the A-Z schedule?

Kathy

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

R is for Roosevelt


This year, my theme is Quotes from A-Z.  Each day I will post a quote from a person whose name starts with each day's letter.  It will be short and sweet but hopefully it will bring a moment of inspiration, laughter, or meditation to your busy day.  I would love to hear your thoughts on the quotes in the comments or what other quote is your favorite by that day's person. On each Saturday, I will list all the quotes from the week and you can vote to tell me which was your favorite!



R is for Theodore Roosevelt
(1858-1919) 

Theodore Roosevelt
photo from Wikipedia





“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”










Quote from Goodreads.


Kathy 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Q is for Quixote


This year, my theme is Quotes from A-Z.  Each day I will post a quote from a person whose name starts with each day's letter.  It will be short and sweet but hopefully it will bring a moment of inspiration, laughter, or meditation to your busy day.  I would love to hear your thoughts on the quotes in the comments or what other quote is your favorite by that day's person. On each Saturday, I will list all the quotes from the week and you can vote to tell me which was your favorite!



Q is for Don Quixote
(1605- present) Spanish knight errant

Don Quixote and Sancho Panza
by Gustav Dore -1863, Wikipedia




“When life itself seems lunatic, who knows where madness lies? Perhaps to be too practical is madness. To surrender dreams — this may be madness. Too much sanity may be madness — and maddest of all: to see life as it is, and not as it should be!” 











Quote found on Goodreads.

Hope you had a great weekend!

Kathy