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Quote of the Day: Victor Hugo

March 3rd, 2010

“Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”
– Victor Hugo

Found this quote the other day, then I was looking through my photos to find one to go along. I found this series of my nephew and I thought they went perfectly together. Laughter does cure just about anything, especially those winter blues! We make sure we laugh a lot around here at Chiot’s Run!

I’m a big quote person, love love love them. I’ve always collecting them and had quotes pasted up all around my living space. You may notice I post all kind of quotes here.

What’s your favorite inspirational quote/proverb?

7 Comments to “Quote of the Day: Victor Hugo”
  1. Jaspenelle on March 3, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Only one favorite? But I have so many! In my immediate vicinity though… On the first page of my gardening journal it says “From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity. — Thomas Moore” At the beginning of the most recent piece in my diary is: “Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin” And on my website right now (I have a widget that displays a random one of my favorites when the page loads) “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. — Dr. Seuss”

    As for your post it reminds me of another of my favorites “There are sacred words in the smiles of children. There are infinite flecks of divine light in each of their eyes.” — Jennifer A Harvilak

    Quite a few of my newest favorites have come from your blog in fact…
    .-= Jaspenelle´s last blog ..Paganites’ Peas: week 3 =-.

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    • Susy on March 3, 2010 at 11:42 am

      It is hard to choose just one isn’t it. I have so many that I love.

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  2. Amy on March 3, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    I cannot do only one but I will limit it to 3:

    “Better to be silent and be thought a fool then to speak and remove all doubt.” Victor Hugo

    “Be still and know that I am God.” The Bible

    “To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.” Josh Billings

    This was a very difficult exercise. There are so many more I want to write down here that mean something to me. I love to write them down in my journals along with other bits of things I find meaningful(recipes, sermons, scriptures, jokes, funny or poignant things my children have said, sketches, gardening ideas and designs etc…). I figure these will be one of my most meaningful and long lasting legacies besides a deep abiding faith that I leave to my children. Through my journals my children perhaps will gain a better understanding of who their mother was and what she found important.

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  3. MAYBELLINE on March 4, 2010 at 12:45 am

    I once shot an elephant in my pajamas, how he got in my pajamas I’ll never know. – Groucho Marx
    .-= MAYBELLINE´s last blog ..Fruit Tree Blossoms =-.

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  4. Kirsten on March 5, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Ooh, narrowing down my favorite quotes is tough. There are so many that inspire me. That Dr. Seuss one is great! I love him. Here are a few that I keep on my blog so I can see them all the time.

    Be kind…for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

    Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
    -Ambrose Redmoon

    When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: there will be something solid to stand on or you will learn to fly.
    -Barabara J. Winter

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    • Kirsten on March 5, 2010 at 6:07 pm

      This one:

      “Be kind…for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

      is by Plato
      .-= Kirsten´s last blog ..All booked! =-.

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  5. nic @ nip it in the bud on March 20, 2010 at 4:54 am

    I adore quotes too Susy and came across a notebook I used to record them a few months ago. I started it 20 years ago and it’s curious to see how teenage angst played it’s part in some of the less optimistic ones noted down back then!

    Anyway it’s impossible to choose just one but a phrase that’s become a bit of a mantra for my day to day life is ”Let your life speak”. And while I don’t adhere to any particular religion I find a lot to inspire in the wisdom and humanity of the Buddha and the Dalai Llama. My favourite thoughts for a life well lived are : ”Is it true, is it kind, is it helpful?” when faced with difficult situations or challenging my perspective on them. And ”My religion is simple, my religion is kindness (there is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies, my mind and heart are my temples”)
    .-= nic @ nip it in the bud´s last blog ..the ‘Ministry of Food’ exhibition part 3: thrifty wartime ways to feed your family =-.

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