The Kind of Person

build bridges not walls

“Not what we have, but what we use, not what we see, but what we choose. These are the things that mar or bless the sum of human happiness.”

“To be happy is easy enough if we give ourselves, forgive others, and live with thanksgiving. No self centered person, no ungrateful soul can ever be happy, much less make anyone else happy. Life is giving, not getting.”

“Be the kind of person you would like to be with. Some people come into our lives, make footprints on our hearts and we are never the same. People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”

“So many of us know what we are against, but not what we are for — what we disbelieve, not what we believe. A negative life easily becomes neutral and futile.”

“The real question, after all, is not the quantity of life, but its quality, its depth, its purity, its fortitude, its fineness of spirit and gesture of soul.”

“Love is lost in immensities; it comes in simple, gentle ways.”

All quotes by Joseph Fort Newton

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2 responses to “The Kind of Person

  1. Deb

    Nice, easy, simple wisdom. Thank you Aimee :o)

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