A Collection of Some of My Favorite Quotes by Lesley Patterson AKA Lady Opaque


“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”


“Never cut what you can untie.” – Joseph Joubert


“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” -Henry Thoreau


“A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere.” – Joyce A. Myers


“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt


“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” -Norman V. Peale


“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” – Rabindranath Tagore


“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson


“Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.” – Henry Beecher


“Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul.” – Thomas Merton


“For a gallant spirit, there can never be defeat.” – Wallis Simpson


“Give light and people will find the way.” – Ella Baker


“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.” – Henry Ward Beecher


“Great hopes make great men.” – Thomas Fuller


“Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself.” – Suzanne Somers


“Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold, happiness dwells in the soul.” – Democritus


“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!” – John Muir


“Mankind is made great or little by its own will.” – Friedrich Schiller


“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” – Swami Sivananda


“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost


“The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.” – Leo Buscaglia


“The glow of one warm thought is to me worth more than money.” – Thomas Jefferson


“The power of imagination makes us infinite.” – John Muir


“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton


“Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.” – Plato


“Think with your whole body.” – Taisen Deshimaru


“There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.” – Han Suyin


“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” – Ronald Reagan


“What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?” – Robert H. Schuller


“You change your life by changing your heart.” – Max Lucado


“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” – Nido Qubein


“A people free to choose will always choose peace.” – Ronald Reagan


“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” – Mohandas Gandhi


“I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower


“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa


“A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.” – Thomas Carlyle


“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” – Buddha


“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha


“Every man dies. Not every man really lives.” – William Wallace


“I have a simple philosophy: Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. Scratch where it itches.” – Alice Roosevelt Longworth


“It is not length of life, but depth of life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace only by preparing for war.” – John F. Kennedy


“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


‘The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” – Henry David Thoreau


“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.” – Robert Byrne


“When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.” – Mark Twain


“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” – Carl Jung


“There is no coming to consciousness without pain.” – Carl Jung


“Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own.” – Carl Jung


“While there’s life, there’s hope.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero


“Your life is what your thoughts make it.” – Marcus Aurelius


“It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.” – Thomas Fuller


“It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


“Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“One cannot subdue a man by holding back his hands. Lasting peace comes not from force.” – David Borenstein


“Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.” – Thomas Jefferson


“Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Peace hath higher tests of manhood than battle ever knew.” – John Greenleaf Whittier


“Peace is its own reward.” – Mohandas Gandhi


“Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.” – Lyndon B. Johnson


“Peace is liberty in tranquillity.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero


“Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.” – Friedrich Schiller


“Peace is when the time doesn’t matter as it passes by.” – Maria Schell


“Power to the peaceful!” – Michael Franti


“The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace.” – Carlos Santana


“The real and lasting victories are those of peace, and not of war.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.” – William Hazlitt


“You cannot find peace by avoiding life.” – Virginia Woolf


“You don’t have to have fought in a war to love peace.” – Geraldine Ferraro


“A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.” – Honore de Balzac


“Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.” – C. S. Lewis


“At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato


“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu


“Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?” – Richard Bach



“Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.” – Samuel Lover


“Do all things with love.” – Og Mandino


“Do what thou wilt is the whole of the law. Love is the law, love as thou wilt.” – Aleister Crowley & his Wife


“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” – Judy Garland


“I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.” – Theodore Dreiser


“I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.” – Judy Garland


“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” – Daphne Rae


“I like not only to be loved but also to be told I am loved.” – George Eliot


“If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.” – Emmet Fox


“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” – A. A. Milne


“If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.” – Michel de Montaigne


“If you want to be loved, be lovable.” – Ovid


“Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.'” – Erich Fromm


“In love, the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.” – Erich Fromm


“Love conquers all.” – Virgil


“Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.” – Rainer Maria Rilke


“Love does not dominate; it cultivates.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.” – Barbara de Angelis


“Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.” – William Shakespeare


“Love is always bestowed as a gift – freely, willingly and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved; we love to love.” – Leo Buscaglia


“Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.” – Peter Ustinov


“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” – Robert Frost


“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle


“Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.” – H. L. Mencken


“Love is my religion – I could die for it.” – John Keats











#Quotes #MyFavoriteQuotes #InspiringQuotes #InsightfulQuotes #QuotesCollection #TrueQuotes #QuoteablyQuoted #QuotesForLife #Life #Advice #Tips #Wisdom #WritingBeautifully #WritingBeautifully.com #TheWritingBeautifullyBlog #WritingBeautifullyBlog #TheOfficialAuthorLadyOpaque #LadyOpaque #LesleyPatterson #LesleyMPatterson #LesleyMichellePatterson #Author #Poet #Writer #Poetry

Lesley Patterson is an Award-Winning Author, Poet, Blogger, and Freelance Writer. She's a Shelter Pet - Rescue and Adoption Advocate and an Entrepreneur who is very skilled at Social Media Networking, Marketing, and Sales. Lesley is in her mid-30's and is a generational Scorpio Daughter, Sister, Wife, and Mother. She is a Spiritualist and a Natural Pagan Witch who offers Spiritual Advisory Services as well. Raised in the mid-1980s and early 1990s in Sacramento, California, she grew up in the Reno, Nevada area, and since then has moved out to Fallon, Nevada. She offers her various Services on a case-by-case basis, and she is very passionate about both what she believes in, and in what she writes about. She showcases her unique, original, and persuasive conversational-styled Writing here on WritingBeautifully.com and she runs both the website as well as her own Blog. You may get in touch with her at any time by emailing her at: LesleyPatterson@WritingBeautifully.com -- or by sending an email to the Admin at: Admin@WritingBeautifully.com #FreelanceWriter #WritingServices #Writing #Writer #WritingBeautifully #WritingBeautifullyBlog #Writers #WritersLife #WritersCommunity #ContentCreationSpecialist #ArticleWriting #NewsWriting #B2BWriting #B2CWriting #BusinessWriting #ContentCreation #ContentSpecialist #LadyOpaque #LesleyPatterson #GhostWriting #CopyWriting #Editor #Editorial #Journalist #Journalisim #Blogger #Blogging #ProfessionalWritingServices #ProfessionalWriting #ProfessionalWriter

Leave a Comment