Saturday, January 1, 2011

Lovely Lifestyle Quotes

"Beauty's voice speaks gently; it creeps only into the most awakened souls."

--Fredrich Nietzsche

"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others."

--1 Peter 4:10, The Bible

"Make your life something beautiful for God."  

--Mother Teresa

"I will make everything around me beautiful. That will be my life."

--Elsie de Wolfe

"She watches over the affairs of her household."

--Proverbs 31:27, The Bible

"Don't wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul."

-- Mario Quintana

"One can remain alive...if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways."

--Edith Wharton

"When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece."

--John Ruskin

"We should do our utmost to encourage the beautiful, for the useful encourages itself."


"A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture, transform."

--Diane Mariechild

"Know first who you are. Then adorn yourself accordingly."


"I will give you my strength to help you stand in high places."

--2 Samuel 22: 33-34, The Bible

"Don't let yesterday use up too much of today."

--Cherokee Proverb

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

--Leonardo Da Vinci

"Always plan ahead; it wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."

--Richard C. Cushing

"The beautiful is as useful as the useful, perhaps more so."

--Victor Hugo

"House ordering is my prayer and when I finish my prayer is answered."


"Flowers are God's poetry."

--Kathryn Bechen

"Anyone who has a library and a garden wants for nothing."


"Life is short; use the good china."

--Magazine ad

"Books are beautiful things."

--George Bernard Shaw

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people only exist, that is all."

--Oscar Wilde

"The most important things in your home are people."

--Amish Proverb

"I don't understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little--if only out of politeness."

--Coco Chanel

"Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire."

--St. Catherine of Siena

"The important thing is not to stop questioning."

--Albert Einstein

"May your home always be too small to hold all of your friends."


"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting."


"Style is being yourself, but on purpose."

--Patricia Fripp

"As you grow ready for it, somewhere or other you will find what is needful for you in a book."

--George MacDonald

"Simple living to me is a high-rise condo with a maintenance man; simple living to my friend is a tent and a roasted wienie."

--Kathryn Bechen

"Age wrinkles the body; quitting wrinkles the soul."

--Douglas MacArthur, General

"What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork."

--Pearl Bailey

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today to make a new ending."

--Maria Robinson

"The triumph of anything is a matter of organization."

--Kurt Vonnegut

"When life knocks you to your knees...well, that's the best position in which to pray, isn't it?"

--Ethel Barrymore

"We make our needs few so that we can live rich."


"And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, they danced in the light of the moon."

--Edward Lear

"All arts are apprenticeship. The big art is our life."

--Artist M.C. Richards

"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot."

-Michael Altshuler

"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so the necessary may speak."

--Hans Hofmann

"I believe in hard work. It keeps wrinkles out of the mind and spirit."

--Helena Rubenstein

"Action is eloquence."


"Self command is the main elegance."


"Love, honor, and negotiate."

--Alan Loy McGinnis

"If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans."

--Jewish Proverb

"To know when you have enough is to be rich."

--Lao Tzu

"Whenever we nourish our souls with great beauty, we are lifted up on angels' wings."

--Alexandra Stoddard

"I am easily satisfied with the very best."

--Winston Churchill

"I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing."


"It's all about editing one's life, refining, simplifying, constantly editing."

--Bill Blass

"A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous."

--Coco Chanel

"A home-cooked meal offers comfort. Add a well-dressed table to your efforts, and the result is a gesture of love."

--Christi Carter

"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library."

--Jorge Luis Borges

"People who wait for a magic wand fail to see that they are the magic wand."

--Thomas Leonard

"And grace will lead us home."

--Amazing Grace hymn

"There is a certain majesty in simplicity."

--Alexander Pope

"Be you because everyone else is already taken."

--Oscar Wilde

"When you accept a dinner invitation you have a moral obligation to be amusing."

--Duchess of Windsor

"For it is in giving that we receive."

--St. Francis of Assisi

"To thine own self be true."

--William Shakespeare

"The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. The third is to be kind."

--Henry James

"When grace is joined with wrinkles, it's adorable."

--Victor Hugo

"Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears."

--Edgar Allen Poe

"But surely God is my helper; the Lord the upholder of my life."

--Psalm 54:4, The Bible

"Beauty is silent eloquence."

--French Proverb

"When you're going through a serious rough patch, eat the caviar. You're going to need it for the journey."

--Alexandra Stoddard

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

--Henry Ford

"The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread."

--D.H. Lawrence

"If Columbus had turned back, no one would have blamed him. No one would have remembered him either."


"Just living is not must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."

--Hans Christian Andersen

"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste the experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences."

--Eleanor Roosevelt

"He who does a good deed is instantly ennobled."


"Plan as if you'll live to age 100; live as if tomorrow will not come."

--Kathryn Bechen


Anonymous said...

I love them please add more. :)

Mary said...

Beautiful Kath! You know me and how I save quips and quotes so I loved reading yours. Here is one that we received from our oncologist's office:
"Be patient enough to live one day at a time, let yesterday go and leave tomorrow until it arrives." It is perfect for cancer patients and their families.
Love you! Mary