Nancy Stone Perdue Favorite Quotations

A couple of years after her death, my father found this handwritten page of quotations, collected and written down by my mother, Nancy Stone Perdue. The handwriting clearly shows it was written after she began her struggles with MSA/Parkinson's disease in Florida.

These help remind the rest of us in the family of her point of view about life.

The quotations:

How we spend our days is how we spend our lives. -- Jack Kornfield (Kornfeld?)

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.

Believe in possibilities again. -- Pauline Kael

Our aspirations are our possibilities. -- Samuel Johnson

Only the heart knows how to find what is precious.

More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of. -- Tennyson

There is hope for all of us. -- Mary Beckett

Joy requires tending.

Only one thing matters, that wherever and however we go, we hear the music of life. -- Theodore Fontane

The smiles that you send out return to you. -- Indian Wisdom

Rather light a candle than complain about darkness. -- Chinese Wisdom

Beauty is God's hardwriting. -- Emerson

Love is the sunshine of the soul.

Wealth is of the heart, not of the hand. --John Milton

God gives me hills to climb and stright for climbing. --Geuterman

A thankful spirit is like sunshine upon the fields.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. -- H D thoreau

Love is the master key that opens the gate to happiness. --Holmes

I have grown taller from walking with the trees.

Better than gold is a peaceful home.

Thinking with your heart will lead you in teh right direction.

People who make us happy are the gardeners who make our souls blossom. -- Marcel Proust

Love is the true means by which the world enjoyed. -- Traherne

Take the gentle path. -- George Herbert

A thing of beauty is a joy forever. -- G Keats

Be ready at all times for the gifts of God and always for new ones. -- Eckhart

If you want to be happy begin where you are. -- Christopher Reeve

When the unthinkable happens -- the lighthouse is hope.

Once we choose hope, everything is possible.

We are all in the sea together, but the lighthouse is always there ready to show us the way home.

-Cris Perdue