Thursday, January 22, 2009

More sayings/poems. They just keep jumping out at me!

I am on a poem/quote 'kick,' I guess. I have two new sayings that I really like. One was quoted at the beginning of this week's episode of Criminal Minds:

"There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues of society are created, strengthened, and maintained."
Winston Churchill

No pressure, right? But I do love the quote, right next to David O McKay's "The greatest work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own home"

That's not my second poem, by the way. This is:

"There is so much good in the worst of us,
And so much bad in the best of us,
That it ill becomes any of us
To talk about the rest of us."

Yeah, I know. It's a thinker.

This was a little saying that was part of a handkerchief game (Called 'Drop the Handkerchief') on the school playground in Cades Cove, Tennessee around the 1930s. I read it in a sweet little book called "Autumn Winifred Oliver does things different," by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb.

2 comments:

Sharla said...

Those are some good quotes! I like your blog. I found you by your comment at What about Mom and I knew that you and I were two of a kind. I'll be back, many times. (but not in a creepy stalker way, I promise)

Kimbooly said...

Please, be a creepy stalker (in a good way, of course). It's one of my favorite things to do (stalk people's blogs).

And you just become my favorite person today because you are the first person who commented on my quote post!