Art Linkletter: Think Positive

Traditional Chinese soup made with Silkie

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‎"Things turn out for the best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out."~ Art Linkletter, from Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive

Reba McEntire: Wishbones, backbones and funnybones

Cover of "Reba" Wish

Cover of Reba

To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.” ~Reba McEntire, quoted in “Count Your Blessings

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: Enjoyment and Endurance

Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Goethe. Painting by Luise Seidler (Weimar 1811)

Goethe. Painting by Luise Seidler (Weimar 1811) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Anonymous: Smiling outside, smiling inside

“It is almost impossible to smile on the outside without feeling better on the inside.” ~Anonymous, quoted in “Like Mother, Like Daughter“. 

Rudyard Kipling: Who, Why, What, When, How and Where

‘I keep six honest serving men, they taught me all I know.

Their names are Who, Why, What, When, How and Where.’

Rudyard Kipling

F. Scott Fitzgerald & Zelda Fitzgerald: On The Past

Zelda Fitzgerald

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It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940), U.S. author, and Zelda Fitzgerald (1900–1948), U.S. writer. First published in Esquire (New York, June 1934). “Show Mr. and Mrs. F to Number—,” The Crack-Up, ed. Edmund Wilson (1945).

Chicken soup for the soul: Indian fathers

” Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice.” ~ From our forthcoming Chicken Soup for the Soul: Indian Fathers. 

Adolf Hitler: Leadership

“The art of leadership … consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention…. The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category.”

Adolf Hitler (1889–1945), German dictator. Mein Kampf, vol. 1, ch. 3 (1925).

Oscar Wilde: Compliments

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Women are never disarmed by compliments. Men always are. That is the difference between the sexes.

– Oscar Wilde.