a-MAZE-ing Quotes

Here are a few of the quotes that have made me think, smile, reflect or change. 

NOTE TO THE READER:  OK, all of the quotes may not be ‘amazing’ and every quote listed here isn’t  ‘deep’ and ‘profound’.  What was said, is what was said. The truth – or your ability to relate to whatever truth there is within what was said– is how you will decide if what was said is a mirror (to see yourself) or a lens (to see the world).

“A mighty maze! but not without a plan”; Essay on Man by Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

“Life begins when you move” – Scott Smith

“We must trust the perfection of the creation so far as to believe that whatever curiosity the order of thing has awakened in our minds, the order of things can satisfy” – Emerson

“Men stumble over truth from time to time, but most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.” – Sir Winston Churchill

“It always seemed to me that with all other races you are accepted as a race but judged as an individual.  With the Black race you are rejected as a race but accepted individually.” – Homer West

“Whatever can get your attention can influence you.  Whatever can keep your attention can control you.” – G. Littler

“Those of great minds discuss ideas.  Those of mediocre minds discuss events.  Those of small minds discuss others.” – Charles L Allen

“Those most deserving of love are very rarely mad happy by it.” – Anon

“It seems to me that women are motivated not by what a man gives them, but more by what he denies them.” – MSL

“Don’t stop caring, just do it from a distance!” – Marsha Lindsay

“When we build a relationship with God, He can change our lives.  When we build a relationship with each other, He can change the world.” – Michael Birch

“There’s ‘going through doors’ and there’s ‘opening doors’.  I’d rather open a door and be invited in than push down a door or slip in through the gap.”  – Dean Alexander

“To have a successful relationship you have to get a woman to separate their emotions from their needs.  Women put too much emotion into things where it isn’t necessary.” – Anon

“Sometimes, truth that is not acted upon is truth that is rejected.”  – T Messer

“Happy endings are like hip hop videos – they are based on a fairytale life that people try to base their own life upon.” – Lucy Alexander

“People never seem to want to take the time to do things right, but always seem to find the time and money to fix it.” – Richard Siddaway

“We live in an age where unnecessary things are our only necessities.” – Oscar Wilde

“If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise.” – Robert Fritz

“Never doubt that small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

“God created man in His image in one day and man has spent thousands of years trying recreate God in man’s image.” – MSL (inspired by a conversation with Janet Lindsay, 10th May 2010)