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?”
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)
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 –
“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)
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.
“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
“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)
THERE ARE SO MANY OTHER GREAT QUOTES OUT THERE!!! What are your favorites?