"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Thursday, April 3, 2014


"Do not wish to be anything
but what you are, 
and try to be
that perfectly."

St. Francis De Sales

My kids heard me repeat quotations over and over as they grew, sometimes for inspiration, sometimes to motivate and once in a while to admonish.  At times they would even question these tidbits and I would tell them that I didn't write them nor make them up.  As they got older, I even used some more timely phrases like, "Uh oh, there's big trouble in little China," or "don't cry for me Argentina," when it was appropriate.  

I've heard them repeat some of them as grown-ups, and it makes me smile.


  1. I love quotes and always have..
    I liked this one ..Wayne Dyer ..on his PBS latest special.Something like this..Don't try and be better than anybody else..try and be better than you were yesterday..:)
    Oh I have quotes in my mind all the time:) Better to be kind than right etc..
    Oh my goodness..
    And I always in stitches when one of my daughters always says..Oh I am my mother..:)
    Her expressions etc..words..
    And to say they made fun of me:)

    In a nice way:)

  2. ....and good ones (quotes) never show their age! Are never out-of-date!

  3. Love your quotes friend...my mom has some too and I find myself repeating them as well.


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