Favorite Quote and It's Origin Please - page 5

I have seen some incredibly cleaver qotes on this BB. Could I see them (again) and get some feedback on where they originated? I finally got my one I intend to use. I got it from a fortune cookie... Read More

  1. by   sherrie_rn
    Here's my favorite and I'm sorry I don't remember where I heard it first:

    "No one ever has 'I wish I'd spent more time at the office' engraved on their tomb stone."

    That helps me to say no to things I really don't want to do and spend time with my family doing things I want to do.

  2. by   LilgirlRN
    In order to be happy you must have these 3 things...Somone to love, something to do and something to look forward to
  3. by   leesonlpn
    This one is good -
    No one can make you feel inferior without your permission
  4. by   nursin-around
    When you're a*# deep in alligators, it's hard to remember your primary objective was to drain the swamp.

    I heard my dad say that explaining what kind of day he'd had at work, the funny thing is, at the time I think he was employed by the U.S. Postal Service.

    And by the way, when is a nurse not a*# deep in alligators...
  5. by   Danielle4
    "by the pricking of my thumbs something wicked this way comes" Shakespere

    "If you try and fail you are vastly better off than if you have done nothing and succeeded." I got this from a sugar packet years ago from J.B's.

    this one is my favorite I do not remember where I got it... I use it all the time...
    " Life is like a butterfly, the more you chase it the more it may elude you, but if you go about other things it will come and sit on your shoulder."
  6. by   Danielle4
    "do not marry the person you can live with; marry the person you cannot live without."
  7. by   Love-A-Nurse
    I pray your days are a bright as the sun, but if by chance they are not, know that everyday is a blessing!
  8. by   darla80
    Quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson

    "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matter compared to what lies within us!"

    I love that quote.. ...

    I have enjoyed reading other favorites!!

    Joy and Smiles *Darla**
  9. by   CelticNurse
    Originally posted by 3651bht
    If you always do what you always done you will always have what you've always had..

    Or put another way: Doing the same ole thing and expecting different results..

    My Dad always said: There are no yes/buts.

    And of course my fav.. May the sun shine brightly on you, in peace, and may the wind be always at your back or something like that...

    And then a guy at the ski shop told me one time when I was getting my boots adjusted for falling and I told him I never fell ( yeah right) He said, " If you don't fall you ain't trying."
    The quote that you have down as your favourite is an old Irish blessing and it goes thus:

    May the road rise to meet you,
    May the Sun be always at your back,
    May the rain fall softly on your fields,
    And, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

    One of my mother's personal favourites too.

    God Bless and Slan go foill.
    Last edit by CelticNurse on Dec 11, '01
  10. by   RoaminHankRN
    "When I die, I hope they bury me with my backside up so all my critics can kiss my A$$!" - coach bob knight
  11. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    One day I lamented that I had no shoes.

    Then I met a man that had no feet.

    So, I took his shoes.

    He didn't need them, did he?

    -Jack Handey
  12. by   rninformatics
    Old Southern Proverb:
    Some days you tree the bear and some days the bear trees you.
    Loaded for Bear!
  13. by   Sleepyeyes
    My quote is from the Bible. I need miracles, I get miracles. God gets the glory: It took 7 years from planning to completion for me to get
    my Associate's RN. I never knew where the money was coming from
    for essentials, but I knew that this is what God wanted me to be.

    Saying this quote to myself reminds me of Who is in control when events
    are happening too fast for me.

    "Some trust in chariots, and some in horses, but we trust in the
    name of the Lord Our God." Psalm 20:7