27 December 2009

Quotations for a new year

As we head towards a brand new year these quotations should be useful!

  1. Women are mentally prepared for most things; it’s the arms, hips and knees that call a halt.
  2. We can do no great things – only small things with great love (Mother Teresa).
  3. Why not seize pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation (Jane Austen).
  4. Imagination is the highest kite one can fly. (Lauren Bacall).
  5. The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there (J P Hartley).
  6. Silence is precious; it gives others a chance to air their own opinions.
  7. Believe half of what you see and nothing that you hear.


  1. flying my kite high in the new year! smiles.

  2. Val..these give me pause for thought...especially number 4. I love at them, and nod my head in agreement with all of them.

  3. "Believe half of what you see and nothing that you hear."
    What a corker this one is for Blogland to contemplate!

  4. #'s 4, 6 & on!

    Subby says: "If the car park is empty; 'tis a good chance the store is closed"...story to follow, anon ;)

  5. These are fabulous quotes, dear Val!!! I especially LOVE the Mother Teresa encouraging...Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!! Love you!!! Janine XO

  6. Yes, wise words! I also like "Minds are like parachutes, they only work when they're open".

  7. Great quotes, I will have to learn to say a little less.

    Wizz :-)

  8. Brian, how did I guess you'd like No.4?

    Jackie, No.4 seems to be favourite!

    Jinksy, yes indeed!

    Subby, 'anon' could be forever. Pleasse don't leave it that long.

    Janine, Mother Teresa had quite few appropriate and wise sayings.

    Kath, thanks for that one, it's so true. Hadn't heard it before.

    Wizz, don't you dare!

  9. Valerie, no worries. I just posted it :)

  10. I love No. 2, ...we can do no great things - only small things with great love......I do think this lady was a Saint....:-) Hugs

  11. Bernie, I agree with you. Maybe one day she will be properly recognised as a saint.

  12. Very wise quotations - No 3 applies to me and I must learn from this. Yes, I spend so much time preparing as I am an organised freak, luckily not to the level of perfectionist. As they say, just enjoy the moment...


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