Fav Quote Friday | Body and Spirit: On Beauty, Hope and Happiness

   "Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy."
~Anne Frank

"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."
~ J. Krishnamurti

"Out of chaos the future emerges in harmony and beauty."
~Emma Goldman

There is no duty we so underrate as the duty of being happy."
~Robert Louis Stevenson
(thanks to MikeB for this one!)


  1. Oh Stephanie. Did I send you that quote? With the recent sudden and unexpected death in the family and spending three weeks with the widow to help her out, my mind is mush. Anyway, thanks for the mention.

  2. Yes - but quite a few months ago. Collecting quotes is an odd hobby of mine - I love them. and thought is was a good one, so thx!
    But I am so very sorry to hear of your loss! Deepest sympathies to you and your family, and hoping you are soon feeling better.

  3. Thank you, Stephanie, for your sympathies. I appreciate it.
    As for quotes, maybe I can send you a few when I have time. I especially like quotes about babies and children.
    Where do you keep the quotes you collect? In a binder? On loose pieces of paper? On a computer file? Other?

  4. You're welcome MikeB. and the quotes- well, I can honestly say that I have none that are about babies or children! ;-D
    Nothing fancy to save the quotes. Mostly save them by cut & paste in a file in my computer's e-mail program (and I back that up) If is see a good quote elsewhere, I'll type it in. I've been saving them for more than 6 years now! They have the same effect on me as poems or music lyrics; inspiring, soothing, thought-provoking and/or comforting. They make it easier to accept things that are difficult to process or comprehend. I'll leave you with one:

    "Be still, sad heart and cease repining,
    Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
    Thy fate is the common fate of all,
    Into each life some rain must fall..."

    ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  5. Longfellow. I have a connection. I grew up on Longfellow Street many years ago! And how true the quote.

    I had a couple hundred quotes on babies and children, but I do not know where my computer file is with those quotes. It's no longer on my hard drive. I might have it on a backup disk.

    About how many quotes do you have in your collection?

  6. Here is one of the many baby quotes I had in my list:

    “Father asked us what was God's noblest work. Anna said men, but I said babies. Men are often bad, but babies never are.”
    -- Louisa May Alcott, 1832-1888, American author, best known for the classic Little Women

    I began collecting quotes on babies and children when my grandson was born.