Thursday, March 10, 2016

Quotes for Warm Heart Wednesday #17

Welcome to Warm Heart Wednesday sponsored by Ms. Jenny at Jenny Matlock..."off on my tangent."

I enjoy reading quotes by famous people and not so famous people.

Some quotes are heart warming, some quotes are inspirational, and some quotes just make you step back and think.

I thought I'd share a few quotes with you.

This has always been one of my favorites.  It appears on the base of the Statue Of Liberty.
"Give me your tired, your poor;
Your huddled masses yearning to be free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door."  -  Emma Lazarus

A few more that make me stop and think...

"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite. ” -  Nelson Mandela

"Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” -   Martin Luther King, Jr.

“If you as parents cut corners, your children will too. If you lie, they will too. If you spend all your money on yourselves and tithe no portion of it for charities, colleges, churches, synagogues, and civic causes, your children won’t either. And if parents snicker at racial and gender jokes, another generation will pass on the poison adults still have not had the courage to snuff out.” -  Marian Wright Edelman

“If we wish to create a lasting peace we must begin with the children.” -  Mahatma Gandhi

A few quotes I'm going to try and remember during this political season...

“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” -  Nelson Mandela

“No matter how big the lie; repeat it often enough and the masses will regard it as the truth.”  John F. Kennedy

"The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant;  have humor, but without folly."  Jim Rohn

Now head over to Jenny's blog for a list of this week's Warm Heart Wednesday participants.  Thank you for visiting.






  1. I like your quotes, Betty. I have thought of those words quite a bit lately trying to fit them into current events. "Give your ... masses ..." Like the Houston Chronicle said when they raised my rates from the "lifetime rate" saying, "We don't do that anymore." Guess some think we are filled up.

    1. France has three replicas of the Statue of Liberty. I'm not sure of their annotations but they are to commemorate the U.S. and French relations.

  2. Well chosen quotes, Betty, for these times. They ought to be repeated over and over on TV stations like commercials.
    The View from the Top of the Ladder

  3. I loved this today - I had not read it in a long, long time! I love American and I certainly wish the best for it and the upcoming election!

  4. Nice collection of quotes.

  5. Very nice quotes !

  6. Betty, these are such great quotes to think about right this minute! Too bad the people who really need them won't pay any attention to them. xoxo!

  7. Hi Betty ~~ I hope you are okay. Missing you for the Hunt. Perhaps you are out of town for spring break. We were.
    We had our 6-year-old granddaughter for a whole week. We had planned to visit Mrs. Jim's sister and BIL in Farmerville (La) but she was almost down with ailments. So we didn't stay with her but did visit for a very long afternoon.
    Instead we stayed at a cousin's (Gracie) home who had just died with another cousin who had been helping Gracie. We stayed there for three days, Sunday we had a reunion of sorts with all kinds of Mrs. Jim's cousins and went to the funeral on Monday.
    Tuesday after seeing the sister we stayed at a motel in Jonesboro (sp?) before heading down to Baton Rouge to visit another cousin. This lady, Mary, is 92 and we stayed with her until leaving this afternoon for Katy.
    All this to say "I am late with posting" but did get it done when we got home. The MacDonald's internet in Sulfur, LA, wasn't good enough to post what I had written.

    1. I visited the antique store on the downhill side of the courthouse, in the block one to the south. This is my favorite, probably because several years back one of the vendors was selling 1:18 scale cast iron cars for reasonable prices and vs. the Internet sellers there wasn't postage. I only bought one car there but did enjoy looking at all he had.
      Also there is a vender there who makes furniture from weathered fence boards. I think I would like a little hutch if I had my act together.
      Hope to see your letter "L" post still.

  8. On the downhill also side of the street (Highway 75).

  9. Very timely quotes, Betty considering the political climate of the day!

  10. Great share Betty! Considering the state of our country and this political fiasco they call a political debate and political campaign! Lord help us! Thanks for sharing. xo

  11. I adore quotes.

    I've never read the one by JFK before and it really speaks to me.

    As do all the other wonderful ones you shared here with us for week 17.

    Thank you.

    These words truly warmed my heart.



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