The only way to have a friend is to be one – Ralph Waldo Emerson

We reason deeply, when we forcibly feel—Mary Wollstonecraft

It takes two to speak the truth—one to speak and another to hear—Henry David Thoreau

It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterwards—Baltasar Gracian

We turn, not older with years, but newer every day—Emily Dickinson

Harmony is the inner cadence of contentment we feel when the melody of life is in tune—Sarah Ban Breathnach

To all, to each, a fair goodnight. And pleasing dreams, and slumber light!—Sir Walter Scott

There is one sure way to remind a child of their connection to life and other human beings and that they are important and valuable…it’s called a hug—Lauren Munger


  1. Barbara Monajem // July 27, 2011 at 1:39 PM  

    Thanks, Toni. I found Emily D's take on life interesting (as usual).

  2. Beth Trissel // July 27, 2011 at 6:44 PM  

    I love good quotes! Thanks Toni.

  3. Mary Marvella // July 27, 2011 at 7:07 PM  

    Good choices!

  4. Autumn Jordon // July 27, 2011 at 7:47 PM  

    I love reading quotes. Really I do. They are a source of inspiration.

    Thanks for sharing, Toni. Nice pics!

  5. Judy // July 27, 2011 at 11:30 PM  

    I love some of these old sayings, Toni! Thanks for posting them and the pretty picture too.

  6. Scarlet Pumpernickel // July 28, 2011 at 2:28 PM  

    Toni thanks for sharing the quotes. Love the pictures you chose to go with them

  7. Josie // July 29, 2011 at 1:30 PM  

    These are beautiful quotes. I'm a "quote person", so really enjoyed these.