Saturday, January 22, 2011

Best Valentines Day Quotes

Valentine's Day is a few short weeks away. Here are our Top 12 Quotes for Valentines Day. These are the best quotes about love to gift to your Valentine (whether girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, husband, partner). They are especially fit to be framed - on your wall or on a shelf. Of course these quotes are also perfect reminders of what matters most - not only on Valentines Day, but all year round. To have any of these printed for framing at Quote Palettes, just click here.

Which is your favorite? I'm particularly fond of #8 (Tagore), which is an excerpt from a poem Victoria and I had read at our wedding (a very long time ago). Happy Valentine's Day. - Gary @ Quote Palettes

1. The love we give away is the only love we keep. - Elbert Hubbard

2. There is no remedy for love, but to love more. - Henry David Thoreau

3. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. - Lao-Tzu

4. Tis love that makes the world go round. - Lewis Carroll

5. All love is sweet, Given or returned. Common as light is love, And its familiar voice wearies not ever. - Percy Bysshe Shelley

6. At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet. - Plato

7. That Love is all there is, Is all we know of Love. - Emily Dickinson

8. I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, In life after life, in age after age forever. - Rabindranath Tagore

9. Grow old with me! The best is yet to be. - Robert Browning

10. Love isn't finding a perfect person. It's seeing an imperfect person perfectly. - Sam Keen

11. It's easy to understand love at first sight, but how do we explain love after two people have been looking at each other for years? – Unknown

12. Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. - Voltaire

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Thank you, Anonymous

Thousands of inspiring, enlightening and entertaining quotes cannot be traced back with certainty to one source. Here are some of our favorite quotes for the wall without a known author. If anyone can show us evidence of the original source of these quotations (sorry, we love Brainyquote but it doesn't count as a primary source), please share your research. Based on our research, however, we will continue to credit these to Anonymous, who also said, "Write a wise saying and your name will live forever." 

To see all Anonymous quotes or get any of these quotes printed for your wall, click here.

-Gary @ Quote Palettes

A friend is the first one to come in when all the world goes out.
Blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night.
God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow into them.
The smartest thing I ever said was, Help me!
I kept looking for somebody to solve the problem. Then I realized I am somebody.
I still have a full deck; I just shuffle slower now.
Time may be a great healer but it's a lousy beautician.
In the game of life, nothing is less important than the score at half time.
It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
Life is just a phase you're going through; you'll get over it.
Smart people speak from experience. Smarter people, from experience, don't speak.
The trouble with political jokes is they get elected.
If voting changed anything they would make it illegal.
The reason academic politics are so bitter is that so little is at stake.
There ought to be a better way to start the day than by getting up in the morning.
When at night you cannot sleep, talk to the Shepherd and stop counting sheep.
The Sexes
Women who seek to be equal to men lack ambition.
Write a wise saying and your name will live forever.
What a shame to tiptoe carefully through life, only to arrive safely at death.
It takes seventy-two muscles to frown, but only thirteen to smile.
Nothing kills a bad product faster than great marketing.
There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go, if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client.
Amateurs practice until they can get it right; professionals practice until they can't get it wrong.
Nothing tastes as good as thin feels.
If you want the best seat in the house, move the dog.
There is no snooze button on a cat who wants its breakfast

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

"The first hour of the morning is the rudder of the day."

You don't have to be a sailor to understand what Henry Ward Beecher was saying. As Benjamin Franklin wrote, "The muses love the morning."  Whether or not you consider yourself to be a "morning person", the quality of a day often depends on how you spend the first one or two precious hours. You have a choice. Focus on important, long-term projects that call for creativity and concentration (good); or read all the emails you were cc'd on (for no good reason), put out fires your boss started, and schedule a bunch of useless meetings (bad). 

The first hour of the day is the best time to read anything that reminds you of your values and helps you focus on your goals. That's where great quotations come into play. A perfect place for a quote is the kitchen or office wall, right where you have your first cup of coffee or tea each day.

However you choose to spend that first hour, resolve to make the majority of your mornings count. You'll be navigating life more effectively in no time. Have a good morning and a great day.

Gary @ Quote Palettes