“FRIDAY’S QUOTATIONS” – – Food For Weekend Thought – (selected and distributed weekly by R.Varga, Johns Creek, GA since 1998)

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.”

Louis L’Amour


If you can’t reward then you should thank.”

– Arabic Proverb


A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.”

Jack Dempsey


If there is no wind, row.”

– Latin Proverb


The three qualities necessary for training: Great faith. Great doubt. Great effort.”

– Zen Proverb


Depression is the most unpleasant thing I have ever experienced. It is that absence of being able to envisage that you will ever be cheerful again. The absence of hope. That very deadened feeling, which is so very different from feeling sad. Sad hurts but it’s a healthy feeling. It is a necessary thing to feel. Depression is very different.”

J.K. Rowling


The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.”

– William James


“Forgiveness is not the misguided act of condoning irresponsible, hurtful behavior. Nor is it a superficial turning of the other cheek that leaves us feeling victimized and martyred. Rather it is the finishing of old business that allows us to experience the present, free of contamination from the past.”

– Joan Borysenko


In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.”

– Bertrand Russell


Behold the turtle. He only makes progress when he sticks his neck out.”

James Bryant Conant


We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”

– Fredrick Koeing


“Feelings change facts.”

Phyllis Bottome


“The hostilities in our personal and planetary life could be ended were we  to say of ourselves, ‘The hostility ends here’.”

William Sloane Coffin Jr.”

There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is merely the comparison of one state to the other. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.”

– Alexandre Dumas


I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us where we are but does not leave us where it found us.”

Anne Lamott


“One of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.”

– James Baldwin


Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”

– Matthew 6:27


It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”

– Segoyewatha [Red Jacket]


I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

G. K. Chesterton


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