Break Up Quotes, Sayings about Breaking Up

When the phrase “break up” is mentioned most people immediately think of the early rock/pop song Breaking Up is Hard to Do. For most of us this is absolutely the truth. It is difficult to end a relationship with someone we have grown close to. Sharing ups and downs, laughing, crying and just relaxing – all of these things bring two people very close, emotionally and mentally. Only on rare occasions are two people able to break up without hard feelings or sadness. Many people believe that parting as good friends, on good terms, is not the same as really breaking up.

Over the course of centuries, as men and women have spent free time together, dated, became engaged and eventually married, couples have developed ways to break up. Some of these methods have been quite creative. One of the worst things one person can do to another is just leave, suddenly and without explanation. It’s much better to talk about the possibility of break up; giving the other person a bit of warning about what may be taking place. Songwriters such as Paul Simon have even come up with 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover. Unfortunately, most of the suggestions in this tongue-in-cheek song are drastic and sudden, not really creative and far from considerate.

In combination with the many ways to leave or break up, people have come up with some wonderful words and phrases to apply to the situation. Some of these are just random thoughts from lesser-known individuals. Yet they are remarkable in their insight into the emotions and thoughts that come with a break up. Other quotes and suggestions about breaking up come from well-known people who have obviously given this subject a lot of thought. Sometimes the idea is just to leave the situation as it is, to avoid further pain. In other cases, the quotes and ideas focus on trying to get the relationship back on track. In every case, break up quotes can help ease you through difficult times.

Break Up Quotes and Sayings

It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all – Alfred Lord Tennyson.

A break up is like a broken mirror. It is better to leave it broken than hurt yourself trying to fix it – Anonymous.

Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop – Anonymous.

Love is hard to get into, but even harder to get out of – Anonymous.

It takes a couple seconds to say Hello, but forever to say Goodbye – Anonymous.

The pain of having a broken heart is not so much as to kill you, yet not so little as to let you live – Anonymous.

One way to break up any kind of tension is good deep breathing – Byron Nelson.

I never knew how quickly I would go from someone that you loved to someone you used to know – Collin Raye.

When you break up, your whole identity is shattered. It’s like death – Dennis Quaid.

From an angel’s wings to a fallen star, God makes everything but unbreakable hearts – Jessica Andrews.

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation – Kahlil Gibran.

I didn’t realize how much I loved him until he was standing there and he wasn’t mine any more – Laura Esparz.

The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved – Mother Teresa.

The heart was made to be broken – Oscar Wilde.

They that sow in tears shall reap in joy – Psalms.

My view is that one should not break up a winning combination – Richard M. Nixon.

The hottest love has the coldest end – Socrates.

There is one thing I would break up over, and that is if she caught me with another woman. I won’t stand for that – Steve Martin.

To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart and sing it to them when they have forgotten – Thomas Chandler.

The loss of love is not nearly as painful as our resistance to accepting it is – Tigress Luv.

Breaking up is a natural evolution when you try to figure out what you want in life – Usher.

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart – Washington Irving.

To love and win is the best thing. To love and lose, the next best – William M. Thackeray.

Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable – Wizard of Oz.

Posted in Quotes by Topic at September 30th, 2012. 25 Comments.

Inspirational Quotes, Sayings about Inspiration

We all need inspiration because life can be difficult and confusing at times. We might get a few words of encouragement from a friend or a reminder from a family member that we have a lot of reasons to keep on trying. This inspiration might be forceful, it might be gentle encouragement, but it will be well-intended. Coaches in all sports have long had the reputation of being able to inspire players before, during and after a game. Family members and friends will step in to inspire and encourage when life is a bit rough.

All of us face obstacles in life and the strongest, most successful among us find ways to be inspired. This inspiration might come from an unexpected source. Perhaps a great leader will say or do just the right thing to convince us that we need to keep trying. To be successful and truly happy we need to keep our heads up and our eyes on our goals. As you will see in some of these excellent inspirational quotes the encouragement and assistance we need to keep going comes with the reminder that we can’t change the past. Nor can we project into the future and make things happen before their time. Read and enjoy some of these wise words. Be inspired!

Success comes to those who dares and act – Anonymous.

One who makes no mistakes makes nothing – Anonymous.

You Never Know What You Have Until You Loose It – Anonymous.

Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing and believe in what you are doing – Anonymous.

If you think that you can, then you can. If you think that you can’t then you can’t – Anonymous.

Every king was once a crying baby & every building was once a picture. It’s not about where u are today but where u will reach tomorrow – Anonymous.

Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul – Anonymous.

God help those who helps themselves – Anonymous.

If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere – Anonymous.

Life Is a One Way Road, Where You Can Look Back But You Can’t Go Back So Don’t Miss Anything, Enjoy Every Second Of Life – Anonymous.

Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back – Anonymous.

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards – Anonymous.

Don’t be discouraged; it is often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock! – Anonymous.

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others – Ayn Rand.

Tomorrow, every Fault is to be amended; but that Tomorrow never comes – Benjamin Franklin.

There is no such thing as a long piece of work, except one that you dare not start – Charles Baudelaire.

No good deed goes unpunished – Clare Boothe Luce.

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it.. thats the quickest and surest way ever discovered yet to conquer Fear – Dale Carnegie.

Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds – Gordon B. Hinckley.

Believing requires action – James E. Faust.

Don’t take life to seriously because you’ll never get out alive – Josh Shippe.

When you come to a roadblock, take a detour – Mary Kay Ash.

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot – Michael Althsuler.

You always pass failure on the way to success – Mickey Rooney.

It’s always too soon to quit – Norman Vincent Peale.

The golden rule for every business man is this: “Put yourself in your customer’s place” – Orison Swett Marden.

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

If you love what you are doing, and always put the customer first, success will be yours – Ray Kroc.

The strength of the genie comes from being in a bottle – Richard Wilbu.

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly – Robert F Kennedy.

I would rather attempt something great and fail than attempt to do nothing and succeed – Robert Schuller.

Know yourself and you will win all battles – Sun Tzu.

Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open – Thomas Dewar.

To succeed… You need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you – Tony Dorsett.

Posted in Quotes by Topic at September 29th, 2012. 8 Comments.

Missing You Quotes, Sayings about Missing Your Loved Ones

Human beings find it difficult enough to think about leaving someone and very difficult to consider being away from someone special. We have trouble saying goodbye because it seems there are so many things we want to say, so many feelings that have never been expressed. But perhaps the most difficult part of life involves being separated from an individual that we feel truly at home with. This is when we begin to understand the real meaning of missing someone. We can often think about the feeling ahead of time and dread the moment when we say so long. But we won’t really know the pain of separation until we have to write or say, “I miss you.”

Fortunately, people from all walks of life experience this emotional time. They often come up with words of wisdom or suggestions that can help us in our difficult moments. If we have an overpowering sense of belonging to someone or belonging in some familiar place, we can find some solace in the fact that many people have been in this same situation and survived. Sure it is tough, but it may help us focus on each day we are with the people we love or in the place we need to be. Others have suggested that we have to remember the people and places, forcing ourselves to smile just when we are about to say, “I miss you so much.”

One of the things that we can do when we miss someone is avoid blurting out just anything. Of course, we want to tell that person our true feelings. But we have to consider that calling or writing to say, over and over, that we miss them might cause them more sadness and pain than we would like. Patience is sometimes the best way to go when we truly miss someone. A few words, carefully chosen, may be all we need to let another individual know, “I miss you.”

I think about you constantly, whether it’s with my mind or my heart – Albany Bach Reid.

When I go away from you, the world beats dead, like a slackened drum – Amy Lowell.

As the presence of those we love is as a double life, so absence, in its anxious longing and sense of vacancy, is as a foretaste of death – Anna Brownell Jameson.

Having no communication with you for awhile is like drinking coffee without sugar, it’s not complete or should I say my life is not complete when you are not here beside me. I miss you – Anne.

Time goes by a lot slower when you miss the one you love – Author Unknown.

I want to be in your arms where you hold me tight and never let me go – Author Unknown.

Within you I lose myself.. Without you, I find myself wanting to be lost again – Author Unknown.

A hug for you means I need you. A kiss for you means I love you. A call for you means I’m missing you – Beth Obedoza.

I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can play together all night – Bill Watterson.

Whenever we’re not together, my life is life a broken pencil. It has no point. I miss you so much – Cristy.

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell – Edna St Vincent Millay.

It is loneliness that makes the loudest noise. This is true of men as of dogs – Eric Hoffer.

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes – Henry David Thoreau.

Days go by so fast, not a day do I not think of you. Missing you is the hardest part of my days, my days without you – Jae.

When I miss you, sometimes I listen to music or look at pictures of you, not to remind me of you but to make me feel as if I’m with you. It makes me forget the distance and capture you – James.

When you miss me just look up to the night sky and remember, I’m like a star; sometimes you can’t see me, but I’m always there – Jayde.

Just always remember that even when we are apart I will be missing you! – Jes.

Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age – John Dryden.

I dropped a tear in the ocean. The day you find it is the day I will stop missing you – Katie.

I think of you with every waking moment of my life and dream of you with every dream that I have; I miss you – Kong Moua.

Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart – Kay Knudsen.

Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated – Lamartine.

If you think missing me is hard, you should try missing you – Melissa.

The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected – Nicholas Sparks.

I hope you know you’re all i think about at night, I miss you and I cant get over you – Rachel.

Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there? – Richard Bach.

What is the opposite of two? A lonely me, a lonely you – Richard Wilbur.

I miss your love I miss your touch, But I’m feeling you everyday – Robbie Williams.

When I miss you, I don’t have to go far – I just have to look inside my heart because that’s where I’ll find you – Ruthie.

I want my friend to miss me as long as I miss him – Saint Augustine.

Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven – Tryon Edwards.

Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair – William Cowper.

Posted in Quotes by Topic at June 2nd, 2012. 17 Comments.

Goodbye Quotes, Sayings about Letting Go

When the situation is part of everyday life, such as going off to school or work, or even when someone is leaving for a short vacation trip, saying goodbye is rather easy. It is a standard part of human relationships that we all have become accustomed to. Sometimes the act of saying goodbye is slightly painful but brings closure to a relationship that has gradually moved in that direction. We still feel the pain and may even wish for something to turn the situation around so that we don’t have to actually say the words.

There are, in fact, so many points in our lives when the word “goodbye” is the correct thing to say that people have developed philosophies about the subject. For example, one wise man has suggested that we shouldn’t be overly concerned about saying goodbye because, under normal circumstances it is necessary to part with a final word so that we can anticipate meeting again in the near future. This is certainly one way to view the idea of parting and saying so long. But under other circumstances saying goodbye is more than difficult. It may be almost impossible. In fact, we can greet each other quickly and get the idea to the other person. Yet when it comes time to say goodbye we need a lot of time. It seems there are just so many things to say, most of them are often left unsaid.

Some of the most common thoughts on saying goodbye have to do with being glad! That may seem extraordinary but the truth is we can turn the idea of parting on its head and tell ourselves that we are fortunate to have someone or something we love so much it makes us sad to say goodbye for even a short time. What a delightful way to view what is often one of the most difficult parts of life.

Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would I’d never leave – A.A. Milne.

The return makes one love the farewell – Alfred De Musset.

You are the weakest link – goodbye! – Anne Robinson.

A goodbye isn’t painful unless you’re never going to say hello again – Anonymous.

A memory lasts forever never does it die. True friends stay together and never say goodbye – Anonymous.

Never say goodbye when you still want to try, never give up when you still feel you can’t take it. Never say you don’t love the person anymore when you can’t let go – Anonymous.

I hate the part of the show where we have to say goodbye to someone – Ant McPartlin.

Say goodbye to the oldies, but goodies, because the good old days weren’t always good and tomorrow ain’t as bad as it seems – Billy Joel.

If you said good-bye to me tonight, there would still be music left to write – Billy Joel.

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard – Carol Sobieski and Thomas Meehan.

I’ll come back, when you call me. No need to say goodbye – Corinne.

It is generally agreed that “Hello” is an appropriate greeting because if you entered a room and said “Goodbye,” it could confuse a lot of people – Dolph Sharp.

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened – Dr. Seuss.

Good-byes breed a sort of distaste for whomever you say good-bye to; this hurts, you feel, this must not happen again – Elizabeth Bowen.

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same – Flavia Weedn, Forever.

Be well, do good work, and keep in touch – Garrison Keillor.

To die and part is a less evil; but to part and live, there, there is the torment – George Lansdowne.

Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored – George Sander.

A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it – Helen Rowland.

No one but me can save myself though its too late, death greets me warm, now I will just say goodbye – James Hetfield.

Man’s feelings are always purest and most glowing in the hour of meeting and of farewell – Jean Paul Richter.

The Duke of Edinburgh has perfected the art of saying hello and goodbye in the same handshake – Jennie Bond.

The story of life is quicker then the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye – Jimi Hendrix.

Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age – John Dryden.

Treasure each other in the recognition that we do not know how long we shall have each other – Joshua Loth Liebman.

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending – Lazurus Long.

If I leave here tomorrow, will you still remember me? – Lynyrd Skynyd.

Could we see when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye – Marie Louise De La Ramee.

Say good-bye to Pat, say good-bye to Jack and say good-bye to yourself, because you’re a nice guy – Marilyn Monroe.

Where is the good in goodbye? – Meredith Willson.

She’s gone to heaven so I’ve got to be good, so I can see my baby when I leave this world – Pearl Jam.

They say money talks, but the only thing it ever says to me is goodbye – Paul Waner.

Good bye, proud world! I’m going home; Thou art not my friend, and I’m not thine – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

That money talks I’ll not deny, I heard it once, it said “Goodbye” – Richard Armour.

Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there? – Richard Bach.

Goodbye, goodbye, I hate the word. Solitude has long since turned brown and withered, sitting bitter in my mouth and heavy in my veins – R.M. Grenon.

Keep cold, young orchard. Goodbye and keep cold. / Dread fifty above more than fifty below – Robert Frost.

Goodbye, I never wanna see you again. Goodbye, I don’t want to be your friend and there’s no need for me to stay and lose myself to you. And be abused by you. I don’t need the pain from your mind games. When you try them again, I wont be there for them to work anymore – Save Ferris.

Someday, when we both reminisce we’ll both say, “There wasn’t too much we missed”. and through the tears we’ll smile when we recall we had it all for just a moment – St. Elmo’s Fire.

You and I will meet again, When we’re least expecting it, One day in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won’t say goodbye my friend, For you and I will meet again – Tom Petty.

Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It’s the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it – Trey Parker.

Not to understand a treasure’s worth till time has stole away the slighted good, is cause of half the poverty we feel, and makes the world the wilderness it is – William Cowper.

Good-bye – good bye, all. It is God’s way. His will, not ours, be done. Nearer my God to Thee, nearer to Thee – William McKinley.

Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again – William Shakespeare.

So sweetly she bade me adieu, I thought that she bade me return – William Shenstone.

This is not the end. This is not even the beginning of the end. It is, instead, the end of the beginning – Winston Churchill.

Posted in Quotes by Topic at May 31st, 2012. 5 Comments.

America Quotes, Sayings about USA

We might start our look at America quotes by asking “What is America?” Is it values that have helped define the nation from its beginning as a collection of 13 colonies? Is this nation called America really the United States, a group of 50 individual governments built on democracy? Is it the landscape? Does geography – mountains, rivers, beaches, trees and valleys – define what America is and what it is not?

Does a person have to be born in America and grow up there to be truly American? If we could answer that question we might have the best idea of just what America is. Many people around the world would say that this country is unique. They say this when they are referring to the U.S. America, to them, is not what some think of as the Western Hemisphere or “the Americas.” If you are truly American you live by a certain set of rules a personal code that directs your life from day to day and from year to year.

But what is that code? Is it the constitution of the country? Is it the laws passed by the legislature in Washington D.C. or the rules enforced by federal authorities? Or, as some would argue, is it an idea? Here are some thoughts on the general subject of America.

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves – Abraham Lincoln.

America is a large friendly dog in a small room. Every time it wags its tail it knocks over a chair – Arnold Toynbee.

America, for me, has been the pursuit and catching of happiness – Aurora Raigne.

America is great because it has as much diversity in geographies as it does in peoples – Aurora Raigne.

What the people want is very simple. They want an America as good as its promise – Barbara Jordan.

We Americans have no commission from God to police the world – Benjamin Harrison.

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won’t cross the street to vote in a national election – Bill Vaughan.

America’s one of the finest countries anyone ever stole – Bobcat Goldthwaite.

Being an American is a spectator sport – Brock Fiant.

America is not just a country but a way – Carrie Latet.

Don’t forget to stop every once in a while and actually thank God for blessing America – he gets a lot of requests, you know – Carrie Latet.

America is a great big heart attack – Carrie Latet.

May I never wake up from the American dream – Carrie Latet.

The American experiment is the most tremendous and far reaching engine of social change which has ever either blessed or cursed mankind – Charles Francis Adams.

The trouble with America is that there are far too many wide-open spaces surrounded by teeth – Charles Luckman.

To me, being an American means feeling safe – Currielene Armstrong.

Only Americans can hurt America – Dwight D. Eisenhower.

America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization – Georges Clemenceau.

If you take advantage of everything America has to offer, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish – Geraldine Ferraro.

America is a tune. It must be sung together – Gerald Stanley Lee.

There is nothing the matter with Americans except their ideals. The real American is all right; it is the ideal American who is all wrong – G.K. Chesterton.

America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people – Gloria Steinem.

If our country is worth dying for in time of war let us resolve that it is truly worth living for in time of peace – Hamilton Fish.

I hate American simplicity. I glory in the piling up of complications of every sort. If I could pronounce the name James in any different or more elaborate way I should be in favor of doing it – Henry James.

You cannot spill a drop of American blood without spilling the blood of the whole world. We are not a nation, so much as a world – Herman Melville.

What we need are critical lovers of America – patriots who express their faith in their country by working to improve it – Hubert H. Humphrey.

We need an America with the wisdom of experience. But we must not let America grow old in spirit – Hubert H. Humphrey.

America is God’s crucible, the great Melting-Pot where all the races of Europe are melting and reforming! The real American has not yet arrived. He is only in the crucible, I tell you – he will be the fusion of all races – Israel Zangwill.

I love America more than any other country in this world; and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually – James Baldwin.

The United States is the only country with a known birthday – James G. Blaine.

America is a nation with many flaws, but hopes so vast that only the cowardly would refuse to acknowledge them – James Michener.

America is so vast that almost everything said about it is likely to be true, and the opposite is probably equally true – James T. Farrell.

I love my freedom. I love my America – Jessi Lane Adams.

America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America – Jimmy Carter.

America is a place where Jewish merchants sell Zen love beads to agnostics for Christmas – John Burton Brimer.

America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy – John Updike.

America is a country that doesn’t know where it is going but is determined to set a speed record getting there – Laurence J. Peter.

Not merely a nation but a nation of nations – Lyndon B. Johnson.

What a pity, when Christopher Columbus discovered America, that he ever mentioned it – Margot Asquith.

America is the only country ever founded on the printed word – Marshall McLuhan.

America is a passionate idea or it is nothing. America is a human brotherhood or it is chaos – Max Lerner.

The skies of happiness shine upon these United States of America – Mirakel Reves.

America is the best half-educated country in the world – Nicholas Murray Butler.

How often we fail to realize our good fortune in living in a country where happiness is more than a lack of tragedy – Paul Sweeney.

In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from – Peter Alexander Ustinov.

Let America realize that self-scrutiny is not treason. Self-examination is not disloyalty – Richard Cardinal Cushing.

Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian – Robert Orben.

Americans like fat books and thin women – Russell Baker.

America is a mistake, a giant mistake – Sigmund Freud.

This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in – Theodore Roosevelt.

We sleep peacefully at night, cradled by the big strong hands of America – Val Saintsbury.

My favorite thing about the United States? Lots of Americans, one America – Val Saintsbury.

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America – William J. Clinton.

If America ever passes out as a great nation, we ought to put on our tombstone: America died from a delusion she had Moral Leadership – Will Rogers.

Americans always try to do the right thing after they’ve tried everything else – Winston Churchill.

The American Revolution was a beginning, not a consummation – Woodrow Wilson.

Some Americans need hyphens in their names, because only part of them has come over; but when the whole man has come over, heart and thought and all, the hyphen drops of its own weight out of his name – Woodrow Wilson.

Sometimes people call me an idealist. Well, that is the way I know I am an American. America is the only idealistic nation in the world – Woodrow Wilson.

Posted in Quotes by Topic at May 30th, 2012. No Comments.

Success Quotes, Sayings about Success

There’s a lot to be said about success, simply because the subject involves lifelong commitment and the realization that the journey never ends. Of course, we can use success quotes to affirm our belief that we can reach our goals and to state our determination on a daily basis. We might want to quote a wise, famous person who realizes that opportunity has a lot to do with success. But then, attitude is also a major factor, so we may want to find the right words about our state of mind. The smartest people among us understand that failing occasionally is a huge part of success so we need encouraging words to get us through the difficult times. This may be the only way we can show that we have the strength to succeed and ultimately find some happiness in life. Success quotes can help us make decisions, give us hope during rough patches in our lives and may even be the key to survival in a competitive business world. Whatever your reasons for needing a good success quote, try these and get off to a good start.

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to success is more important than any other one thing – Abraham Lincoln.

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value – Albert Einstein.

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful – Albert Schweitzer.

In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time – Anthony J. D’Angelo.

Your ability to learn faster than your competition is your only sustainable competitive advantage – Arie de Gues.

If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you – Arthur McAuliff.

The man who has done his level best, and who is conscious that he has done his best, is a success, even though the world may write him down as a failure – B.C. Forbes.

The secret of success is constancy to purpose – Benjamin Disraeli.

There are no gains without pains – Benjamin Franklin.

You will find the key to success under the alarm clock – Benjamin Franklin.

Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win – Bernadette Devlin.

I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody – Bill Cosby.

Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome – Booker T. Washington.

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success – Bruce Feirstein.

There is no point at which you can say, “Well, I’m successful now. I might as well take a nap – Carrie Fisher.

Everything I’ve ever done was out of fear of being mediocre – Chet Atkins.

There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way – Christopher Morley.

Success has made failures of many men – Cindy Adams.

Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed – Corita Kent.

Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success – Dale Carnegie.

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her – David Brinkley.

Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally – David Frost.

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises – Demosthenes.

Some aspects of success seem rather silly as death approaches – Donald A. Miller.

Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure – Earl Wilson.

Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it – Elbert Hubbard.

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen – Frank Lloyd Wright.

Smarts and action are on the same side of the equation where the sum is success – Garrett Hazel.

What is success? It is a toy balloon among children armed with pins – Gene Fowler.

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom – George Smith Patton.

It is on our failures that we base a new and different and better success – Havelock Ellis.

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: which is: Try to please everybody – Herbert B. Swope.

The toughest thing about success is that you’ve got to keep on being a success – Irving Berlin.

Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won’t taste good – Joe Paterno.

Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now – Jonatan Martensson.

I couldn’t wait for success so I went ahead without it – Jonathan Winters.

Those who have succeeded at anything and don’t mention luck are kidding themselves – Larry King.

Success and failure. We think of them as opposites, but they’re really not. They’re companions – the hero and the sidekick – Laurence Shames

There is no success but your own success – Leslie Grimutter.

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world – Lily Tomlin.

Those who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try nothing and succeed – Lloyd Jones.

How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten? – Logan Smith.

If at first you don’t succeed, you’re running about average – M.H. Alderson.

To succeed, we must first believe that we can – Michael Korda.

The closer one gets to the top, the more one finds there is no “top” – Nancy Barcus

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all – Peter F. Drucker.

If at first you don’t succeed, failure may be your style – Quentin Crisp.

Self-trust is the first secret of success – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can – Richard Bach.

It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final – Roger Babson.

It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done – Samuel Smiles.

Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it. Success is shy – it won’t come out while you’re watching – Tennessee Williams.

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up – Thomas Alva Edison.

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing – Vince Lombardi.

Success is more permanent when you achieve it without destroying your principles – Walter Cronkite.

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then give up. There’s no use in being a damn fool about it – W.C. Fields.

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go – William Feather.

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm – Winston Churchill.

Eighty percent of success is showing up – Woody Allen.

Posted in Quotes by Topic at May 23rd, 2012. 6 Comments.

Love Quotes, Sayings about Being in Love

It’s a safe bet that more words about love have been written, spoken and sung than about any other subject. From the basic and true statement about giving love and getting that much or more in return, to the great words about love that comes from the heart, we talk about and think about this subject a lot! We also know that love hurts sometimes. We can be hurt by love that is not returned in kind. We can be hurt by love that is taken for granted. We can be crushed by love when the one we love is taken away.

But it is up to us to always remember that love may be the only thing in our universe that is forever. We can’t touch it, we can’t see it, but it is certainly real. We can remind ourselves that there are different kinds of love. We love our children, we love our parents, we love our spouse – but all in slightly different ways. Yet none of the different kinds of love we feel is more important than any other kind. Enjoy these wonderful words on the subject of love then go out and give some of it away.

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love – Albert Einstein.

The art of love… is largely the art of persistence – Albert Ellis.

True love is like a pair of socks: you gotta have two and they’ve gotta match – Anonymous.

Every night I go home crying because I’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see you again – Anonymous.

A day without sunshine is a day without you – Anonymous.

Today I caught myself smiling for no reason… then I realized I was thinking about you – Anonymous.

Loving is never a waste of time – Astrid Alauda.

Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat – Ben Hecht.

When a man is in love or in debt, someone else has the advantage – Bill Balance.

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law – Boethius.

There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved. It is God’s finger on man’s shoulder – Charles Morgan.

Poetry spills from the cracks of a broken heart, but flows from one which is loved – Christopher Paul Rubero.

Sometimes it’s a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence – David Byrne.

Love me and the world is mine – David Reed.

People who are sensible about love are incapable of it – Douglas Yates.

We loved with a love that was more than love – Edgar Allan Poe.

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same – Emily Brontë.

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence – Eric Fromm.

True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked – Erich Segal.

Love is a game that two can play and both win – Eva Gabor.

The heart is a small thing, but desireth great matters. It is not sufficient for a kite’s dinner, yet the whole world is not sufficient for it – Francis Quarles.

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen – Francois.

A baby is born with a need to be loved – and never outgrows it – Frank A. Clark.

Love is not consolation. It is light – Friedrich Nietzsche.

Love in action is a harsh and dreadful thing compared with love in dreams – Fyodor Dostoevski.

Love, and a cough, cannot be hid – George Herbert.

Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame – Henry David Thoreau.

Ah me! why may not love and life be one? – Henry Timrod.

Love is the poetry of the senses – Honore de Balzac.

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity – Henry Van Dyke.

Passion makes the world go round. Love just makes it a safer place – Ice T.

Love is what you’ve been through with somebody – James Thurber.

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself – Jean Anouilh.

It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves – John Bulwer.

If I love you, what business is it of yours? – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia – Judith Viorst.

He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began – Leo Tolstoy.

Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark our coming, and look brighter when we come – Lord Byron.

Love is an ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses – Lord Dewar.

Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke – Lynda Barry.

It is the same in love as in war; a fortress that parleys is half taken – Marguerite de Valois.

We don’t believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack – Marie Ebner Von Eschenbach.

Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense – Mark Overby.

Love is not singular except in syllable – Marvin Taylor.

Love burns across the infinitude – Meriel Stelliger.

Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that – Michael Leunig.

Some women love only what they can hold in their arms; others, only what they can’t – Mignon McLaughlin.

Desire creates havoc when it is the only thing between two people, or when it is what’s missing – Mignon McLaughlin.

Hate leaves ugly scars, love leaves beautiful ones – Mignon McLaughlin.

All love is probationary, a fact which frightens women and exhilarates men – Mignon McLaughlin.

The excesses of love soon pass, but its insufficiencies torment us forever – Mignon McLaughlin.

We choose those we like; with those we love, we have no say in the matter – Mignon McLaughlin.

Mumps, measles, and puppy love are terrible after twenty – Mignon McLaughlin.

The hardest-learned lesson: that people have only their kind of love to give, not our kind – Mignon McLaughlin.

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread – Mother Teresa.

When you’re in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks – Natalie Clifford Barney.

Who, being loved, is poor? – Oscar Wilde.

Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love; it is the faithless who know love’s tragedies – Oscar Wilde.

Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs – Ovid.

Love is like those second-rate hotels where all the luxury is in the lobby – Paul-Jean Toulet.

Love is being stupid together – Paul Valery.

When love is not madness, it is not love – Pedro Calderon de la Barca.

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit – Peter Ustinov.

Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict – Rabindranath Tagore.

Take away love and our earth is a tomb – Robert Browning.

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired – Robert Frost.

Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own – Robert Heinlein.

Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly – Rose Franken.

Forget love – I’d rather fall in chocolate! – Sandra J. Dykes.

The love game is never called off on account of darkness – Tom Masson.

Love doesn’t sit there like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all of the time, made new – Ursula K. LeGuin.

Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species – W. Somerset Maugham.

You don’t have to go looking for love when it’s where you come from – Werner Erhard.

True love is a discipline in which each divines the secret self of the other and refuses to believe in the mere daily self – William Butler Yeats.

Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds – William Shakespeare.

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place – Zora Neale Hurston.

Posted in Quotes by Topic at May 21st, 2012. 14 Comments.