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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Ponderable Quotes About Living


Making Jam by Vladimir Makovsky

Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon.
- Booker T. Washington

Small kindnesses, small courtesies, small considerations, habitually practiced in our social intercourse, give a greater charm to the character than the display of great talents and accomplishments.
- Mary Ann Kelty

Rocking Baby – artist unknown to me

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

As the few adepts in such things well know, universal morality is to be found in little everyday penny-events just as much as in great ones.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

There is nothing, Sir, too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible.
- Samuel Johnson

Excerpt from painting by Carl Larrson

I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

My favorite of this bunch:

If we really knew the future glory for us, it would make the best times leaveable and the worst times bearable.
- John Newton

Romans 8:18  For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.


  1. Love these, do you mind if they appear on my Facebook page occasionally - they are so good to share :))) I do like your favourite too and the one by LIW.

    1. Thank you, Jo. Please feel free to share them occasionally on your blog too. :-) I think I collected all of them from the internet at various times and places. There are some good "quote pages" that are very useful tools.