I love a good quote. (So after you read this add your favorites.... the more the better.) I love when quotes are thoughtful, poignant, or just simple truth. I was looking for a paticular quote, didn't find it, but found these from Charles Dickens. I love Charles Dickens. It is wonderful that a story he wrote in the 1840's (A Christmas Carol) is still being read and performed to this day. Some things are timeless.
“There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.”
“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.”
“There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth”
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness . . . it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair . . . in short, the period was so far like the present period . . . .”
“The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.”
“Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers, and are fatuous preservers of youthful looks”
“A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self.”
“No one is useless in the world who lightens the burden of it for anyone else.”
“There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts”
It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour."
- A Christmas Carol