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Al Purdy Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Al Purdy Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

For me, the vast marvel is to be alive.
For man, or for flowers or beast or bird,
the supreme triumph is to be most vividly and perfectly alive.
- Al Purdy

I was desperately unhappy trying to adjust to the world.
- Al Purdy

At a certain age you're always uncertain how other people will take you.
- Al Purdy

Things were so bad we ate rabbits that neighbours had
run over and gave to us because they knew we were broke.
- Al Purdy

 

I don't think I do have a soul.
- Al Purdy

I started writing when I was about thirteen.
- Al Purdy

I'm not religious in any formal sense,
not in any God sense.
- Al Purdy


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In my own mind, I was sort of a desperate kid.
- Al Purdy

'A collected poems' is either a gravestone or a testimonial to survival.
- Al Purdy

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Grant That I May Radiate Thy Light, Thy Love,
Thy Healing, Thy Joy, and Thy Peace,
to All Those Around Me
and All Those in My Thoughts
This Day and Ever More.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

Life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
- Charles Swindoll

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let me bring peace into moments of chaos.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

I Am One With Spirit and All Creation -
I give thanks for the unity of all creation
and for everything that has brought me to this moment.
I release my entire being to the gentle nurture of Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have no need to conform to the stereotypes
others have defined for me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.
- Helen Keller

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

We cannot solve a problem by saying,
"It's not my problem."
We cannot solve a problem by hoping that
someone else will solve it for us.
I can solve a problem only when I say,
"This is my problem and it's up to me to solve it.
- M. Scott Peck

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

IF it is to be, it is up to me.
- Anonymous

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

When ordinary life shackles me,
I escape, one way or another. No more walls.
- Anais Nin

Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

At the end of a matter ask,
"What will I learn from this to make me better?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

He taught me housekeeping; when I divorce I keep the house.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

"Be like me" is not a Golden Rule.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I unconditionally forgive myself for everything
that I have ever done, said, or thought
that has caused me harm or suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The things that make me different are the things that make me.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

A friend knows the song in my heart
and sings it to me when my memory fails.
- Donna Roberts

It is easy for me to love myself, but for ladies to
do it is another question altogether.
- Johnny Vegas

I am prepared to meet my Maker.
Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal
of meeting me is another matter.
- Winston Churchill

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

I am ME.
I am not my attachments.
I am not my possessions.
I am not the people in my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best friend is the man who in wishing me well
wishes it for my sake.
- Anonymous

The greatest compliment that was ever paid me
was when one asked me what I thought,
and attended to my answer.
- Henry David Thoreau

There are old heads in the world
who cannot help me by their example or advice
to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself;
but I believe that it is in my power
to elevate myself this very hour
above the common level of my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

You ask me if I keep a notebook
to record my great ideas.
I've only ever had one.
- Albert Einstein

I open myself for the word of Spirit to flow through me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am so honored that the Power of the Universe
has chosen for me to be ME.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Serious illness doesn't bother me for long
because I am too inhospitable a host.
- Albert Schweitzer

Who hears me, who understands me, becomes mine,
a possession for all time.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I strive toward my vision,
while accepting gratefully whatever life offers me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am a Paradox - a Duality - and yet an Entirely Unified ME.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friend is someone who understands my past,
believes in my future,
and accepts me just the way I am.
- Anonymous

Today is my day to laugh at life.
Laugh loud - laugh often.
Laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad.
Laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Give Thanks for EVERYTHING that has Occurred
to Bring Me to This Instant.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My father would take me to the playground,
and put me on mood swings.
- Jay London

I love, without condition, myself,
all those around me,
and all those in my thoughts,
this day and evermore. Amen
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I wake up to profound perspective that allows me to
celebrate the choices of my moments, of my life.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When I examine myself and my methods of thought,
I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy
has meant more to me than
any talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
- Albert Einstein

Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
- Aristotle

Every day I give thanks that I am me,
and that everything that has ever occurred in my life
happened exactly as it did -
however unpleasant it may have appeared at the time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say "YES" to the opportunities life offers me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Spirit is within me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Peace begins with me.
- Anonymous

All I have seen teaches me to trust
the creator for all I have not seen.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I pray that my greatest desires will always be for
exactly what Spirit is offering me at that very moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I will reflect the finest qualities my friends offer me
and remind them of all the promise I see in them.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I can see, and that is why I can be happy,
in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden.
I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world.
- Helen Keller

My mother was against me being an actress -
until I introduced her to Frank Sinatra.
- Angie Dickinson

Yeah I called her up. She gave me a bunch of ...
about me not listening to her, or something.
I don't know, I wasn't really paying attention.
- the movie Dumb & Dumber (1994)

Afraid? Me? A man who's licked
his weight in wild caterpillars?
Afraid? You bet I'm afraid!
- Groucho Marx


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