Monday, March 14, 2011

Hang in there, Baby...

No truer words were spoken. This saying and image of a kitten hanging by his little paws was popular when I was growing up in the 70's. I was young and thought the kitten was so cute, with years behind me and a lot of right roads and wrong roads taken, I am enjoying this image of the little kitten in a whole new light!

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt

Fall seven times, stand up eight. ~Japanese Proverb

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning. ~Ivy Baker Priest

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement - and we will make the goal. ~Jerome Fleishman

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. ~Edmund Hillary

If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. ~Flavia Weedn

If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill

Hang in there, Baby!

The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief. ~William Shakespeare, Othello

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. ~Kenji Miyazawa

Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are. ~Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something's suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful. ~Barbara Bloom

I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing. ~Agatha Christie

Hang in there, Baby!

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

When written in Chinese the word "crisis" is composed of two characters - one represents danger and the other represents opportunity. ~John F. Kennedy, address, 12 April 1959

It's not easy taking my problems one at a time when they refuse to get in line. ~Ashleigh Brilliant

Defeat may serve as well as victory to shake the soul and let the glory out. ~Edwin Markham

Adversity is the first path to truth. ~Lord Byron

The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter. ~Author Unknown

Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience. ~Author Unknown

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which, in prosperous circumstances, would have lain dormant. ~Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), Satires

God uses suffering as a whetstone, to make men sharp with. ~Henry Ward Beecher

Man performs and engenders so much more than he can or should have to bear. That's how he finds that he can bear anything. ~William Faulkner

We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival. ~Winston Churchill

Hang in there, Baby!

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them. ~Bernard M. Baruch

It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness. ~Cicero

I have woven a parachute out of everything broken. ~William Stafford

I have heard there are troubles of more than one kind.
Some come from ahead and some come from behind.
But I've bought a big bat. I'm all ready you see.
Now my troubles are going to have troubles with me!
~Dr. Seuss

If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. ~Latin Proverb

God brings men into eep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them. ~John Aughey

You must be at the end of your rope. I felt a tug. ~Author Unknown

Put one step in front of the other.

Baby steps....

Hang in there, Baby!


Maggie May said...

awesome quotes. i needed that!

Catherine said...

Some brilliant quotes there, I shall remember ones that stand out for me. And thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, very thoughtful words. Thankyou.