KIDS  baby

OK, so I am a mom, and I LOVE remembering some of the great things my kids have said!  Here are just a couple:

I joyed that, Mommy.  You joyed that?  I joyed that!

You and Dad are great parents, but the best thing you ever did for me was to love each other the way you do!

While eating a grilled cheese sandwich:  “I like girl cheese samwiches.   (thoughful silence) . . .  Mom, do they make boy cheese samwiches?”

FUNNY laugh

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.  (Lily Tomlin)

To be is to do (I. Kant)
To do is to be (A. Sartre)
Do-be-do-be-do (F. Sinatra)
Yabba-Dabba-Doo! (F. Flintstone)

Just Laugh


FUNNY, but maybe a little too close to the truth for comfort !

Don’t make me come down there….  (God)

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.  (Mark Twain)

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.  (George Bernard Shaw)


Blessed are the peacemakers. (Yeshua/Jesus)

Never be bullied into silence.  Never allow yourself to be made a victim.  Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.  (Harvey Fierstein)

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.  (Albert Einstein)

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of.  You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.  (Albert Camus)

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.  (Oscar Wilde)

Torah is not education, it’s transformation.  Rebbitzen Dena Weinberg

If you are not a better person tomorrow than you are today, what need have you for a tomorrow?  (Rebbe Nachman of Breslov)

The difference between a master and a beginner?  The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.  (Anonymous)


Great Prayers –







caution         Pause for thought

“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”         (Elie Wiesel)

“There are two things that are infinite, the universe and man’s stupidity….. And I am not sure about the universe.”  ( Albert Einstein)

truth vs lie

I have come to the understanding that a man or woman who desires to please G-d for the reason of love will view His Word, His Torah, as loving instructions. But, a person with an attitude of fear or a with a desire to appease the appetites of their flesh, will view the Torah as rigid, cold law. (Kisha Gallagher at Grace in Torah)

We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed only by myth-making, only by becoming ‘sub-creator’ and inventing stories, can Man aspire to the state of perfection that he knew before the Fall. Our myths may be misguided, but they steer however shakily towards the true harbour, while materialistic ‘progress’ leads only to a yawning abyss and the Iron Crown of the power of evil.  (J.R.R. Tolkien)

“The New Testament definition of sin is recorded by “the disciple whom Jesus loved.”   Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law [Greek nomos: Torah]. (1 John 3:4 KJV)  The Good News Bible puts it a bit more simply:  Whoever sins is guilty of breaking God’s law, because sin is a breaking of the law. 

colossians-214“It was not God’s law that was nailed to Yeshua’s cross; it was the charges against you and me for breaking it!  

“God’s law is our teacher.  Without it, we cannot know what pleases God and what is an abomination to Him, any more than without state and local laws, we cannot know what the government expects of its citizens.  And, that, my friends, is exactly the state of our nation today.   We do not know the definition of sin because the “Old Testament” has been thrown out of the pulpit and we find ourselves in the same sad condition as Israel in the book of Judges when “everyone did what was right in his own eyes.”    Abraham’s Daughter, The Wilderness Report – Biblical Prescription for Repentance

We are who we are because –     Who Am I

“I don’t speak because I have the power to speak; I speak because I don’t have the power to remain silent” – Rabbi A.Y. Kook


I write to discover what I know.  (Flannery O’Connor)



8 thoughts on “Quotes”

  1. Hi Sue. Here is a great quote by Derek Prince:
    “I have become persuaded that the safe way to live is to pray things through before they happen!”
    Blessings to you, Deborah

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    1. That’s a good one! Reminds me of what my mom told me: “Plan ahead. Imagine all the possible things that could happen and plan what you will do or say in the situation. Don’t let the situation control you.” When I became a believer, prayer became the very first step in that preparation!! Thanks for a great quote!


  2. Some real gems here, Sue. Thank you! I also embrace Edmund Burke’s “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” as well as Albert Einstein’s definition of “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Blessings, Vera

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  3. Hello Sue! I know it’s a year later since this post started, but… I want to share a quote from my Mother that has always stuck with me and has seen me through many scary situations. When I was the new teenager in town, I’d been invited to a party where I knew very few kids. I was nervous and afraid of looking silly, stupid, all the teenager fears. She said to me, “Candi Sharon”, she said, (she was serious when she included my middle name), “you stand up straight and walk in there like you own the joint!” Momma’s been gone 32 years now but I’ve never forgotten that and have quoted it to myself many times. I love your website, it’s very inspiring and encouraging. Keep it up. And I would love to hear more stories about Aqaba, 🙂
    P.S. We met in Ariel last May at the first B’ney Yosef Congress. What an amazing time!

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    1. Hi Candi!! So nice to hear from you, and I LOVE your mother’s quote – she sounds like a wise woman. My mom has been gone for 35 years, and I cherish many of the things she said to me, too. Sounds like we were both blessed with special moms. 🙂 Are you still active with B’ney Yosef? Blessings, Sister!


      1. Hi Sue! Yes, Momma was a wise woman. The older I get, the wiser she becomes:-). I so wish she were still here. Yes, we are still active with B’ney Yosef, and planning to be in Jerusalem for Sukkot and attend the Congress in Ariel in October. We also attended the Summit in Florida in March when the B’ney Yosef documents were signed. The Lord was palpably present. We were so grateful to have been there. Blessings to you, as well! Maybe we’ll see you in Ariel..?

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        1. Thrilled to hear that we may get to see you at Sukkot! Afraid we won’t be in Ariel – can’t afford both Sukkot and the Congress, and Abba’s commands come first, so we will be going to Sukkot in Jerusalem. Looking forward to seeing you there! 🙂


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