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Worth How Many Words?

(72 entries, updated July, 2020)

This is definitely the smallest of the collections, comprised of random inspirational quotes matched with background images selected from the photo collections at The Other Pages. Hundreds (thousands?) of these have been posted to the facebook blog over the past decade. Most of the images and quotes go together fairly well. It's hard to be sure. It's kind of like getting dressed in the morning without enough light to see what you're doing -- and never being sure if you've picked out the right socks. Thanks to Donna Childrey, Cathy Spanoudis and Louis Spanoudis for their images.


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The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

--Henri Bergson

Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever or whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing.

--T.H. Huxley

What we obtain too cheap we esteem too little; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.

--Thomas Paine


When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.

--Max Lerner

(Photo by Donna Childrey)


History is a vast early warning system.

--Norman Cousins

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.



Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.

--George Orwell

(Photo by Donna Childrey)


The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.

--Ellen Parr

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have; be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.

--Carl Sandburg


Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is but today's dream.

--Khalil Gibran

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.

--Henry David Thoreau

(Photo by Louis Spanoudis)


The Grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

--Allan K. Chalmers


All nature is but art unknown to thee.

--Alexander Pope

The world is but a canvas to the imagination.

--Henry David Thoreau

This is what America is all about. It is the uncrossed desert and the unclimbed ridge. It is the star that is not reached and the harvest that's sleeping in the unplowed ground.

--Lyndon Baines Johnson


Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice.

--William Jennings Bryan

Every animal knows more than you do.

--Native American Proverb (Nez Perce)

(Photo by Cathy Spanoudis)


The things we truly love stay with us always, locked in our hearts as long as life remains.

--Josephine Baker


Don't overlook life's small joys while searching for the big ones.

--Erma Louise Bombeck

Courage is the complement of fear. A man who is fearless cannot be courageous. He is also a fool.

--Robert A. Heinlein

Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions.

--John Randolph


Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.

--Marie Sklodowska Curie

Grace is the ornament of ornament; without it, beauty is lifeless.

--Baltasar Gracian

It takes time to ruin a world, but time is all it takes.

--Bernard de Fontenelle

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