Quotes ~~Truly Awesome Words Spoken for All of Us

These few quotes are among my most favorite of all time...they help keep me grounded and centered and focused....

Taking time to pause and really think helps me begin each day as I should.

Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.

— Kahil Gibran

Do not miss today.

Worrying about tomorrow, about shoulda', woulda', coulda' changes nothing. Live today with each challenge and each new wondrous opportunity that comes your way.

— pscott

You do not need to reinvent the wheel. Someone has said something so well you can borrow it to share with others. (Don't forget to tell us where it came from.)

Quotes are a lovely thing really does not begin to capture the essence found in many words spoken and written on a daily basis.

An individual when speaking or writing says words that embody a feeling or idea that is thought provoking. What a lucky thing for the rest of us.That does not mean that quotes are all feel good, mushy statements. Many are not. But they are often profound and said in a way to catch our attention and jiggle around in our heads.

Some of these words serve, I suppose, to help keep my life centered and focused. I have chosen the ones my mind goes back to most often. The ones I share here are only a few among many that have said for me what i was thinking. Quotes make footprints on my heart and on my mind.

Everything is a miracle...


There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein

— Albert Einstein

A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.

(Regardless of your political views, whether you voted for him, despised him, or were not even politically aware when he was in office...he nailed it. Enough said.)

— Gerald Ford

Everything is a miracle.

Mr. Einstein's words seem to say it so well.

This one holds special significance to my life and the lives of my family members. There have been many, not a few, but many times over the past 14 years that I have heard doctors say the word miracle as they conferred with my grandson and my daughter.

Every thing, everything is a miracle. Those words almost take my breath away in their truth and grasp of what is real and true for my life and the lives of my family.

There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time, we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.

— Linda Hogan

Pay attention

We need to be still and wait. The wonder of nature will then be revealed to us. The feel of it, the smell of it, the taste of it, the sound of it will linger long after we return to our inside shelter.

Our senses are alive as nature offers us freely her bounty.

Calm and Beauty


Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.

— Eleanor Roosevelt

Footprints in your heart

Footprints in my heart...I can feel them. Those friends who without question reassure me that our lives are intertwined. That we can reach out for each other no matter when. Sometimes the reassurance is unspoken and often that is the most powerful kind of gesture.

My life has been so blessed to have friends who are Angels as well lifting my family and me up when we wondered if we would make sense of all that was happening.

These two sisters are best friends...



A friend is someone who understands my past, believes in my future, and accepts me just the way I am. Anonymous

I do not need to explain myself to my friend. They already know and are there for me. Clearly friends are an important part of my life.

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

— Aristotle

More qutoes by other hubbers

Scarlton has an amazing collection of humorous quotes. Not taking life too seriously is a good thing. You will smile your way through this colleciton.


Ripplemaker has shared a collection of quotes you will find inspiring just as the title promises.


Looking within...

Look well into yourself. There is a source of strength which will always spring up if you will always look there. Marcus Aurelius

There have been times when I needed to reflect on this. During those times, I needed to find that strength that I knew was there.

Believe in the power within you.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.

So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

— Mark Twain

Dive Right in to Living

There is no doubt about it...I will not care..I know I will not. So if I am to accomplish whatever I said 'one day I will do this', I need to get busy.

Life's opportunities are knocking---seizing the moments and squeezing every bit of living out of them is my challenge.

But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep.

And miles to go before I sleep.

— Robert Frost

Miles to go

I remember so well learning this poem when I was in high school. And revisiting it again when I was in college. Those who analyzed and dissected the poem did not always agree on what he meant.

It really did not matter to me what others thought was meant by these words. They just remind me to keep on keeping on. There is so much to do and experience and accomplish.

Love Sharing Nature with Heston Wayne

A tiny green frog came to visit this morning...
A tiny green frog came to visit this morning... | Source

Leo Buscaglia's words

Leo Buscaglia is one of my favorites. I was fortunate enough to hear him speak and I have been moved by his philosophy and his words since that time.

"Love is life," he wrote.
"If you miss love, you miss life."

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"The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of wisdom and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return are to me continued spiritual exercises."

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Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

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I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate - it's apathy. It's not giving a damn.

Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.

— Will Smith

He has taught us to dance in the rain...


Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.

— Vivian Greene

Learn to dance in the rain.

Absolutely agree.....learning to dance in the rain, through the storms.

My grandson loves stormy weather especially the rain. He has endured so much pain for all of his 17 years. Regardless he has not become a cynic...he is not a bitter old man in a young man's body. It would not be remarkable if he were. His life has been turned upside down and inside out by this illness (and then his Mother was diagnosed with cancer 9 years ago and terminal cancer 4 years ago). Yet he gets up each day and LIVES.

Any day that I feel like whining and complaining, I think of him and his Momma and this quote.

Observe how the lilies of the field grow, they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.

— Matthew, Chapter 6

Do not worry...

There is great comfort to me in these words. I am reminded that I need not worry or be fearful. Only trust and know that God walks with me each step of every day. He carries me when I am no longer able to walk.

We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.

— Luciano de Crescenzo

Cannot leave out the angels.

If you have read any of my writings, you know Angels hold a pivotal place in my life and the life of my loved ones.

© 2012 Patricia Scott

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pstraubie48 2 weeks ago from sunny Florida Author

I know that quote well, colorfulone....have used it many times over the years to allay fears.....thank you for sharing it here.

Angels are once again headed your way ps

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colorfulone 4 weeks ago from Minnesota

Its always nice to pause and think on meaningful quotes. This is my favorite one of all...

Observe how the lilies of the field grow, they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.

— Matthew, Chapter 6

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pstraubie48 7 weeks ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Peggy....we too had a very warm Christmas and as I write these words a cold front is moving in. It is still fine out but the overnight promises lots of cold so I have to move plants and cover others.

More good wishes are headed your way....Angels are bringing you blessings ps

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Peggy W 8 weeks ago from Houston, Texas

Just came back for a short visit. I do love many of these quotes and reminders of how to approach life each and every day.

We have broken high temp records here in Houston over the Christmas season. Many in the 80's. Cooling off today so in the next few days ahead it will be nice to be able to wear sweaters or jackets again.

Wishing you and your family a blessed new year ahead. Hugs, Peggy

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pstraubie48 3 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you, Peggy..and I do return to these and many others for inspiration and food for thought as I muddle through each day hoping to make sense of it all and feeling blessed that I have met so many whose person words bring me light and counsel.

Hoping all is well with you and yours and that you have a lovely Thanksgiving Angels are winging their way to you this morning ps Thank you so much for your support with Heston Wayne and here on HubPages.

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Peggy W 3 months ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Patricia,

With everything going on in the world these days it is time to share this wonderful hub once again. So many of these quotes are so uplifting as well as thought provoking. Many of them offer such wise words. Good thoughts and prayers are once again winging their way to you in Florida.

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pstraubie48 4 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi colorfulone.....So many times when I need a boost or words to consider thoughtfully I turn to these quotes and to others to help me get recentered.....God is good all the time is another one I cling to.

Angels are once again on the way ps

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colorfulone 4 months ago from Minnesota

You are an inspirational writer on HubPages. I enjoyed the quotes and your thoughts so much. Its was nice to listen to "I Hope You Dance" again. ~ Kudos!

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pstraubie48 6 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thanks norlawrence for stopping by...there are so many more that I could add...I just find often that inspiring words from others help to keep me focused and grounded.

Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

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norlawrence 6 months ago from California

Great article. Beautiful pictures. Thanks

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pstraubie48 8 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Sheila I do too....that songs gets to me every time I hear it. Thank you so much for stopping...I hope all is good with you and yours. Angels are once again headed your way ps

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sgbrown 8 months ago from Southern Oklahoma

Such a wonderful collection of quotes. I always get a little choked up when I hear the song, "I Hope You Dance". I always think of our daughter when I hear it. I hope she doesn't let opportunities pass her by as I did. This is a wonderful hub! :)

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pstraubie48 10 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thanks for stopping Chi. Sorry for the abbreviation...you are so right...sometimes they do appear at just the right time. Angels are on the way. ps

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ChitrangadaSharan 10 months ago from New Delhi, India

Wonderful quotes and I liked all of them!

Sometimes these appear just at the right time when we need them the most.

Thanks for this beautiful presentation!

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pstraubie48 15 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Rebecca So nice to see you this Thanksgiving week...A lot of these are sayings that think..so thankful someone penned them for me to read and consider...I feel growth each time I find new gems that just get it right!!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOURS.... Angels and blessings on the way ps

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rebeccamealey 15 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Wonderful, lovely Hub. The quotes are awesome and you have a real talent for illustrating something with photos. Enjoyed!

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pstraubie48 15 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Hi Shyron

You know, I am thankful that there are those who can say just the right words that I need to read and that I find them just when I need them most.

Thank you for stopping to read a sprinkling of my favorites.

Hoping all is good with you and yours and that you and your family have a lovely Thanksgiving. Angels bringing blessings are on the way to you this wee hour of the morning ps

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Shyron E Shenko 15 months ago

Patricia, I love your quotes of inspiration, especially the dancing in the rain. Thank you for these words of wisdom.

Blessings and Hugs are sent to you on Angel's wings.

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pstraubie48 22 months ago from sunny Florida Author

How lucky we are that many amazing words were said and captured for us to read and ponder. I so appreciate your visits and your shares.

Angels are on the way to Texas this afternoon, Peggy.


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Peggy W 22 months ago from Houston, Texas

There are so many good quotes here that it would be hard to choose just one as a favorite. The nice thing about memorable quotes is that they often pass on great wisdom. Nice collection Patricia especially teamed up with your wonderful photos. Many up votes and happy to share.

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pstraubie48 23 months ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you for stopping Julie. I see we both like to share quotes. I love it that so many amazing quotes have been collected for us to read and consider.

Angels are on the way to you ps

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Julie K Henderson 23 months ago

What a lovely collection of quotes and accompanying thoughts. I also love the nature pictures. They make me want to go hiking. Thank you for sharing.

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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

O yes....I like that one too. Robert Frost had so many quote worthy phrases that I could fill pages with them.

Thank you for visiting.

Angels are on the way ps

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Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

Very beautiful quotes.. The Robert frost poem Stopping by woods is my favorite poem too.. Voting it up and sharing on hubpages and twitter.

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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

thank you. These are some of my very favorites. Glad you got a quick walk down memory lane. So glad you could stop by ...Angels are on the way ps

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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida Author

thank you. These are some of my very favorites. Glad you got a quick walk down memory lane. So glad you could stop by ...Angels are on the way ps

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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida Author

glmclendon...thank you for stopping by...I appreciate your kind words. It's funny how some things just 'stick' with us. Another one that my Mother said to me so often and I found to be so true is 'this too shall pass.'

I will be over to visit soon.

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glmclendon 4 years ago

Good read. You hit a home run. I remember some of these and they brought back memories. I enjoyed them. I enjoy your work.

Stay Well

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pstraubie48 4 years ago from sunny Florida Author

Thank you, Mary615...it was difficult to choose. One of the expectations for behavior was that verse. (I worded it slightly differently but the essence was there.)

Finding just the right words to calm the soul can be challenging. I keep these near for 'emergencies'...keep Angels closer for REAL emergencies. And, thank you for stopping by today.

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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I love all these quotes. My favorite of all times is one I have tried to instill in my kids and their kids: "Do under others as you would have them do unto you". Can you just imagine the world if everyone did that? Great Hub. I voted it UP, etc.

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