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."

--Goethe


"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."

--Epictetus


"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."

--Anonymous


"Flowers are God's poetry."

--Kathryn Bechen


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

--Cicero


"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."

--Anonymous


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

--Emerson


"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


"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."

--Thoreau


"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."

--Shakespeare


"Self command is the main elegance."

--Emerson


"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."

--Hillel


"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."

--Anonymous


"Just living is not enough...one 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."

--Emerson


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

--Kathryn Bechen

2 comments:

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

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