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Welcome to these Had Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

 

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I had three chairs in my house;
one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.
- Henry David Thoreau

We occasionally stumble over the truth
but most of us pick ourselves up and
hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill


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Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing;
it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it.
- Margaret Thatcher

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

I have found that hollow,
which even I had relied on for solid.
- Henry David Thoreau

We thought that we had the answers,
it was the questions we had wrong.
- Bono

In the long run, men hit only what they aim at.
Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
- Henry David Thoreau

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

I have had dreams, and I have had nightmares.
I overcame the nightmares because of my dreams.
- Jonas Salk

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

It is only when we truly know and understand
that we have a limited time on earth
and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up
that we will begin to live each day to the fullest,
as if it were the only one we had.
- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

No stream rises higher than its source.
Whatever man might build, could never
express or reflect more than he was.
He could record neither more nor less
than he had learned of life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

If i had known... i would have lingered
over my coffee a little longer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You can learn how to let go of the past.
Whether you have experienced a break up
with someone you cared for deeply,
whether death has taken a loved one,
whether you have had a feud with a friend or family member,
whether you have lost a job.
Move on and let go.
Life can be joyful and rewarding again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never cease loving a person, and never give up hope for him,
for even the prodigal son who had fallen most low,
could still be saved; the bitterest enemy
and also he who was your friend could again be your friend;
love that has grown cold can kindle
- Soren Kierkegaard

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

A person isn't who they are during
the last conversation you had with them -
they're who they've been
throughout your whole relationship.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

It was seldom that I attended any religious meetings,
as my parents had not much faith in and were never
so unfortunate as to unite themselves with any of the religious sects.
- Orson Pratt

I have lost my seven best friends,
which is to say that God has had mercy on me
seven times without realizing it.
He lent a friendship, took it from me, and sent me another.
- Jean Cocteau

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Civilization had too many rules for me,
so I did my best to rewrite them.
- Bill Cosby

If I had no family, my wife and I would lead a much
more romantic and nomadic existence.
- David McCallum

Lying in bed would be an altogether perfect and supreme
experience if only one had a colored pencil long enough to draw on the ceiling.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I never had a speech from my father 'this is what you
must do or shouldn't do' but I just learned to be led by example.
My father wasn't perfect.
- Adam Sandler

Reminds me of my safari in Africa.
Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days
we had to live on nothing but food and water.
- W. C. Fields

Always it gave me a pang that my children had no lawful claim to a name.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar
haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
- Sam Ewing

I've had two proposals since I've been a widow.
I am a wonderful catch, you know.
I have a lot of money.
- Ruth Rendell

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

My music had roots which I'd dug up from my own childhood,
musical roots buried in the darkest soil.
- Ray Charles

When people hear good music,
it makes them homesick for
something they never had,
and never will have.
- Edgar Watson Howe

I didn't have the same fitness or ability as the other girls,
so I had to beat them with my mind.
- Martina Hingis

If the grandfather of the grandfather of Jesus had
known what was hidden within him,
he would have stood humble and awe-struck before his soul.
- Khalil Gibran

I was wise enough to never grow up
while fooling most people into believing I had.
- Margaret Mead

If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.
- William James

Touch me in the morning
Then just walk away
We don't have tomorrow
But we had yesterday
- Ron Miller/Michael Masser

I had never been able to get a car that said how much
I cared about the environment until I drove electric.
- Alexandra Paul

I have always had a sense that we are all pretty much alone in life,
particularly in adolescence.
- Robert Cormier

My mother worked in factories, worked as a domestic,
worked in a restaurant, always had a second job.
- Ed Bradley

I recognize that the person I was in my past
is not the person I am today.
That person did the very best they could,
given the knowledge, emotions, and prior experience
they had to draw upon at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I basically became a cheerleader because I had a very strict mom.
That was my way of being a bad girl.
- Sandra Bullock

If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has,
we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG.
- Bill Gates

Family life was wonderful.
The streets were bleak.
The playgrounds were bleak.
But home was always warm.
My mother and father had a great relationship.
I always felt 'safe' there.
- Robert Cormier

Sooner or later, man has always had to decide whether
he worships his own power or the power of God.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

I don't think my wife likes me very much,
when I had a heart attack she wrote for an ambulance.
- Frank Carson

If I had been the Virgin Mary, I would have said "No."
- Margaret Smith

If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved,
the inquisition might have let him alone.
- Thomas Hardy

I always felt that the great high privilege,
relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
- Katherine Mansfield

I owe much to mother.
She had an expert's understanding, but also approached art emotionally.
- David Rockefeller

Essentially all suffering is the result of...
1. Comparing what we have (or don't have) today
... with what we had yesterday.
2. Comparing what we fear we might have (or not have) tomorrow)
... with what we have today.
3. Comparing what we have (or don't have) with what others have.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If I had learned education I would not have had time to learn anything else.
- Cornelius Vanderbilt

I do not fear death.
I had been dead for billions and billions
of years before I was born,
and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
- Mark Twain

Thirty was so strange for me.
I've really had to come to terms with the fact that
I am now a walking and talking adult.
- C. S. Lewis


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