Monday, March 17, 2008

Favorite Quotes from "Little Gems" Journal

The following favorite quotes were jotted down in a Pocket Notes journal I called "Little Gems" and carried with me everywhere. I have tried to give credit to the source and some quotes were my own ideas. If I have failed to attribute any quote to its rightful author, my apologies; I have had no intention of taking credit for someone elses words.


"...for only beings who think are men." Alexander Crummell (1819-1898)


We believe that happiness is in having what we want, instead of realizing that happiness is in wanting what we have. (From pastor Stan Thornberg's sermon)


A definition of COURAGE: to proceed despite the fear.


"It's important because all we've got is each other...."

(from the TV series Stingray)


Visualize crawling up into God's lap and snuggle against his chest. Trust HIM. We were created for that love relationship.

(paraphrased from Stan Thornberg)


It is unloving not to speak when sharing is in the other's best interest.


I am youth! I am joy! I am freedom!

from Peter Pan


Second star to the right and straight on til morning!

from Peter Pan


You just think lovely, wonderful thoughts and you GO!

from Peter Pan


Become a tree with deep roots, flowing with life--

Everything else will follow.

from the film Forbidden Dance


from Joseph Campbell:

"Find your bliss.

Follow your bliss--

There's something inside you that knows you're in the center; that knows you are on the beam...

if you get off the beam to make more money you've lost your life.

Find that burning point--

that becoming thing that is fearless.

It is not the destination that counts--

it is the journey.

The end is the journey.

This moment is the heavenly moment.


Men do not see it.

The Goal of your quest for yourself is to find that burning point--

that becoming thing--

which is fearless and desireless--

life is movement--

the life point--

coming into being.

(see the text of the series of interviews called, The Power of Myth with Joseph Campbell)


The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil

is for good men to do nothing.

--Edmund Burke


"Hey! We're all on this ride together!" Sally J. ( possibly Sally Jessy Raphael)


"Life always flies back to life if it isn't penned up."

Liz Taylor in the film The Sandpiper


"Never be afraid of change, for change is progress....Welcome change as being a new opportunity and go with the flow, keeping your focus on the highest and best that you know." Fred Meyer


"It's every man's business to see justice done." Sherlock Holmes


The following is excerpted from

Dr Martin Luther King's "I have a Dream" speech:

"...I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

...Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the highest plane of dignity and discipline.


From Dr King's book "Where do we go from here?"

"First we must massively assert our dignity and worth. We must stand up amidst a system that still oppresses us and develop an unassailable and majestic sense of value."


"We commit ourselves to a culture of nonviolence, respect, justice and peace. We shall not oppress, injure, torture or kill other human beings, forsaking violence as a means of settling differences." Declaration published in the Oregonian Sept 5, 1993 when leaders of major religions united for common values.

"What you do not wish done to yourself

do not do to others."


Don't allow other people to tell you your limitations.

from TV program AM Northwest


Dec 1993 McCalls mag p. 76+

"What my guests have taught me"

by Sally Jesse Raphael

  1. Courage is ageless.

  2. Anyone can change.

  3. In some situations, the less said, the better.

  4. It's never too late to forgive.

  5. Just when you think something is impossible think again.

  6. It's okay to grieve.

  7. The power of truth can free you.

  8. Another's life, dedication or passion can open your mind and change you.

  9. There are no limits to the strength of the human spirit.

  10. You always have more to learn.

  11. Everyone has something to teach you.



7 candles, 7 days Dec 26

created by Maulana Karenga

7 Guiding Principals"


Self determination

Collective Work


Cooperative economics





"The price of greatness is responsibility."

Winston Churchill


"I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right." Einstein


"The important thing is not to stop questioning....Never lose a holy curiosity." Einstein


"Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value." Einstein


"He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed." Einstein


"Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."

"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty."

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have, in this world, is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.

"My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me."

"Don't find fault find a remedy."

Henry Ford


There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.

Who is powerful? He that governs his passions.

Ben Franklin


The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.

No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.

Mahatma Gandhi



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