Saturday, September 12, 2009

Quotable Sunday

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Living here in downstate Illinois, I  have a healthy respect for the power of the wind.  With our house built on former farmland and without mature tress to slow it down, the wind is a major force whenever a storm approaches.  As I watched the wind blow our baby trees around like they were nothing more then a twigs this week, I decided to use quotes about this fascinating force of nature!

If a certain quote speaks to you like the one from Bob Dylan,
“The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind, The answer is blowin' in the wind”
speaks to me, please let me know by leaving a comment.
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by today.


“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”
Jimmy Dean

“If a man does not know what port he is steering for, no wind is favorable to him”
Seneca

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
William Arthur Ward

“Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.”
Arthur Golden

“Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.”
Winston Churchill

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.”
Jim Rohn

“Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds”
Buddha

“Wisdom sails with wind and time”
John Florio

“For what is it to die, But to stand in the sun and melt into the wind?”
Kahlil Gibran

"Absence weakens mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out candles and kindles fires.”
François de la Rochefoucauld

"It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.”
Jim Rohn

“Our best built certainties are but sand-houses and subject to damage from any wind of doubt that blows”
Mark Twain

"The rain to the wind said, 'You push and I'll pelt.' They so smote the garden bed That the flowers actually knelt, And lay lodged--though not dead. I know how the flowers felt."
 Robert Frost

“The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind, The answer is blowin' in the wind” 
Bob Dylan

14 comments:

  1. My favorite would be:

    “The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”

    I guess I'm all three.

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  2. Ummm...I have no quote. This sounds like a lot of fun.I just stopped by to see how you are and to wish you a good Sunday.

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  3. What a good collection of quotes; I love these and will write a few down to keep. I found it interesting to hear about your windy state!

    We're plagued with wind here; the prevailing winds are from the west and they've got nothing to slow them down across the whoooole Atlantic before they hit us---WHAM. Walking along the beach in Donegal is sometimes an agility and strength exercise as much as a day out LOL.

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  4. I like the one, I can't change the wind, just the direction of my sails. In other words, act don't just react-my quote.

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  5. Great quotes!! My favorite is:

    “I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”
    Jimmy Dean

    Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday! :)

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  6. Kay;
    I like that one too. I really enjoy finding new quotes about everything!
    Have a good Sunday!

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  7. deligirl;

    I like your reason for commenting. So sweet and one that makes me smile! Have a great week!

    Laoch;

    I knew the Kilbran quote before I started (oh and Dylan too.
    I really love all the quotes that I have read from him!
    Thanks for coming by . Have a good week. The weather has been great down here! Hope yours is the same!

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  8. Susan;

    Chicago area where I was born is known for it's strong winds and from both the Lake and the Windy politicians. Downstate, where I am now, has nothing to stop the winds from the planes as it rips through. Eventually with urban growth, I think people in our country that live on the Atlantic side know some of what you are discribing. But then again, you get it from a lot of directions.
    Thanks susan always love your comments.

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  9. Great quotes. many have a common theme - it's up to us to determine our direction.
    I hope the answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind in Washington DC.

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  10. Linda R;

    I sure hope so too! Thanks for your comment about the quotes, I saw the theme too . A lot of WIND bags in DC...

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  11. Stacy;

    Thank you for stopping by today. You have a wondeful week!

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  12. These are wonderful! I love this one:
    "Absence weakens mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out candles and kindles fires.”
    François de la Rochefoucauld

    Happy QS :D

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  13. Awe; I do like that one too.

    Thanks so much for commenting on my QS. have a great week!

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