Sunday, November 21

Quotes of Note

We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.

William Somerset Maugham, writer (1874-1965)
                                                

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The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another, and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it. 

J.M. Barrie, novelist and playwright (1860-1937)


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I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.

Rabindranath Tagore, philosopher, author, songwriter, painter, educator, composer, Nobel laureate (1861-1941)

5 comments:

Kay Dennison said...

Great quotes!!!!!

Pat said...

Willie Maugham's quote highlights how miraculous a long lasting happy marriage is.

Tracy said...

Kenju,
I love the first one...it made me wonder if that's why there are so many divorces today as a result of individuals not understanding that change is inevitable? Just a thought!

Ginnie said...

I have never known service to be as much of a joy as it has been for me in AA ... encouraging and helping others to get free of alcohol is our main goal.
Great quotes, Judy.

Bob-kat said...

The one by JM Barrie is so true. It's what mid-life crisis is all about! ;-)