* Quotes

I love quotes. Naturally, as a calligrapher quotes are a big part of the art. Sometimes I use quotes from others, or from the Bible. Sometimes they are a stepping off point for my own musings. Here are some old ones. I'll add others, so check back.

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. Gandhi

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. Robert Heinlein

Moonlight is sculpture, sunlight is painting. Nathaniel Hawthorne

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. Helen Keller

Spring shows what God can do with a dark and dirty world. Virgil A. Kraft

Autumn is a second spring, with every leaf a flower. Albert Camus

God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December. M.Barrie

Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. R. Tagore

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. Wm. Jennings Bryan

Blow, blow thou winter wind. Thou art not so unkind as man's ingratitude. Shakespeare

Golden dragonflies carry our daydreams beyond the clouds. Unknown

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. Kahlil Gibran

Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world. - Publilius Syrus

Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Advice after injury is like medicine after death. - Danish proverb

Kites rise against, not with the wind. No man has ever worked his passage anywhere in a dead calm. - John Neal

Adversity introduces a man to himself. - Anonymous

Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm. - Publilius Syrus

A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner. - English proverb

Without grace, beauty is an unbaited hook. - French proverb

Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right. - Henry Ford

A good laugh is sunshine in a house. - Wm. Makepeace Thackerey

Everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it. - Publilius Syrus

Today should always be our most wonderful day. - Thomas Dreier (from a longer passage.)