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~C. Nestell Boves



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A Proverbial trip around the world proverbial trip around the world:

~"With a long held breath given dark freedom..." ~ English Proverb
~Better be ill spoken of by one before all than by all before one.~~ Scottish Proverb
~Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.~~ Chinese Proverb
~Don't be too sweet lest you be eaten up; don't be too bitter lest you be spewed out.~~ Jewish Proverb
~Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork.~~ English Proverb
~Below the navel there is neither religion nor truth.~~ Italian Proverb
~Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.~~ Chinese Proverb
~Be on your guard against a silent dog and still water.~~ Latin Proverb
~Fear not a jest. If one throws salt at you, you will not be harmed unless you have sore places.~~ Latin Proverb
~He who puts up with insult invites injury.~~ Jewish Proverb
~After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.~~ Italian Proverb.

~ Age ~Mark Twain~ Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, ... it doesn't matter. ~Mark Twain~ *^*^*^*^*

~ Arts - "The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress." -Hendrik Willem Van Loon -The Arts on Art
~ Attitude - "When you start imagining the worst, all you have to do, is recognize it" - Richard Carlson - "You can't have a better past!" - Richard Carlson - "Be graceful when you are low, and grateful when you are high" - Richard Carlson -  "Moods are like internal weather - changable" - Richard CarlsonIt depends on how you look at it. - - The art of discovery is the ability to look at something and see what everyone else see's and see something different.- patch adams

~ Beauty - People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within. -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, psychiatrist and author (1926- )
~ Body ~The Body doesn't lie. ~Martha Graham
~ Being Better - "If we won't be better tomorow than we were today, than what do we need tomorow for?" ~Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav
~ Caring - People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care -Hartman Rector Jr. .
~ Change - There are times when change brings back the familiar. ~ Boreas Tabor
~ Children - The best inheritance parents can give their children is a few minutes of their time each day - ~M. Grundler
~ Collecting  - "Those who collect things live longer than those who do not. " -ASW Rouchefoucauld sp?
~ Distraction -  "Can't get distracted by a message" - About Lieberman VP Campaign 2k

~ Friends - ~ A true friend stabs you in the front. ~Walt Whitman~ *^*^*^*^*
~ Glory ~"Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever." -Napoleon, on Glory
~ Gratitude - Mom's quotes - "Be grateful for what we *don't* have" ~ Carolyn Grover

~ Healing/ Pain -  "He who delivers the wound is the only one who can heal it" --Holy Grail -
~ Immortality - "Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon." - Susan Ertz, American author (1894-1985).
~ Integrity -  " " if you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don't have integrity, nothing else matters."  -Alan Simpson -
~ Journey -"Sometime in your life you will go on a journey. It will be the longest journey you have ever taken. It is the journey to find yourself." --Katherine Sharp- ~The journey "It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end." ~~Ursula K. LeGuin -
~ Justice -  Grabbing a bullhorn, Bush told the chanting, cheering crowd, "I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked down these buildings will hear all of us soon." -GW Bush

~ Kindness / Attitude -  Be kind when others are rude. It isn't between us and them "anyway". Silently stand up, face another person, look them in the eye and tell them you love them. It isn't about.winning, it is about finding someone 'real' inside of me. - Patch Adams ~ 

~ Knowledge -  Learn, then Teach - Barbara Smith   ~Our women are among the best educated and the best trained. We encourage all of your to keep abrest of the times, to be familiar with current events, to be able to read the signs fo the times to be prepared - Spencer w. Kimball   ~The responsibility to learn has greater significance for women today than ever before. - G Homer Durham   ~No matter where we begin, if we pursue knowledge diligently and honestly, our quest will ineitably lead from the things of earth to the things of heaven. - Hugh Nibley ~  Through knowledge comes understanding~ Darryl Hoole ~"You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions." -Naguib, Mahfouz

~ Listening
~ Marriage - The bonds of matrimony aren't worth much unless the interest is kept up. Cited in Even More of...The Best of BITS & PIECES
~ Mercy -  How complete, Redemption's grand design, where justice, Love and Mercy meet, In harmony Divine..." Eliza R. Snow
~ Morality - Confusing monogamy with morality has done more to destroy the conscience of the human race than any other error..." George Bernard Shaw

~ Motivation -  "Most quoted speaker in America" From Idaho... "The mind can only absorb what the seat can endure"-Jim Rohn - "Time is more valuable than money " Jim Rohn - "Someone else's point of view can be very important, it adds a bit of insight, light" Jim Rohn - "In the beginning there was darkness, God's words were 'Let there be light _ and there was. " We too can give light in the darkness. Jim Rohn - "There is usually about 1/2 dozen things that makes 80% of the difference" Jim Rohn -

~ One -"Male is one form of phenomena, and female is a second form of phenomena; in union they are together a third form of phenomena. But, paradoxically, that third phenomena - Life - is in fact a unity, of which male and female are merely component halves. Stated simply: The universe is the Two that become Three, that is truly only One." -  Jonathon Earl Bowswer 

~ Painting - "For me a picture must be pretty thing, yes, pretty." · Son of a poor tailor, saved his money and went to art school. · "Life is a perpetual holiday, " " picture must be an amiable thing, joyous and pretty, there are enough troublesome things in life without inventing others.  -Renoir 

~ People -  - "Most people are other people - their thoughts are someone else's opinions, Their lives a mimicry, Their passions a quotation." Oscar Wilde. One resists temptation only to have the heart grow sick with longing. ~Oscar Wilde.~ *^*^*^*^* A city is a large community where people are lonesome together. ~Herbert Prochnow *^*^*^*^* "People come into your life for a reason - a season or a lifetime" - Melissa Price

~ Poetry ---<--{@ As Karl Shapiro once said, "poetry is not a way of saying things; it's a way of seeing things.  ~ Poetry - Aristotle -  the poet's job "It is also clear that the poet's job is not to report what has happened, but what is likely to happen: that is, what is capable of happening according to the laws of probability and necessity . . . the historian  talks of what has happened, the poet of the kind of thing that can happen." - Aristotle, The Poetics, Book IX, translation Gerald Else. ~ Eric Samuelsen

Prophets -~ On Prophets integrity The Lord will never permit me or any other man who stands as President of this Church to lead you astray. It is not in the programme. It is not in the mind of God. If I were to attempt that, the Lord would remove me out of my place, and so He will any other man who attempts to lead the children of men astray from the oracles of God and from their duty. ( WILFORD WOODRUFF - Sixty-first Semiannual General Conference of the Church, Monday, October 6, 1890, Salt Lake City, Utah. Reported in Deseret Evening News, October 11, 1890, p. 2.)

~ Quotes -Might be mine, or might be from somewhere else. Just things I always say ~

~"Stupidity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results" -
~Character creates by commemoraiting memories of value-
 ~Symbols have no more meaning than what we give them. - Heard in a talk somewhere
~Integrity - They who clean up their own messes. Those who take respoinsibility for their actions doing what is right regardless of circumstances. -
~Two kinds of Service - 1 Cajoled to serve/ 2. Here I am, send me because I care.
~"Father forgive us, for we do not what we know" - heard in a talk



~ Quoting ~  "To quote copiously and well, requires taste, judgement, and erudition, a feeling for the beautiful, an appreciation of the noble, and a sense of the profound. " C. Nestell Boves
~ Reading -"I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little further down our particular path than we have gone ourselves." -E. M. Forster, on Reading

~ Reflection "The unexamined life is not worth living." -Socrates, on Reflection
~ Scores ~Scores are interesting things. Just when you know one, it changes. ~ EWD -Wolf Shadow
~ Seven Deadly Sins - Wealth without work. Pleasure without conscience. Knowledge without character. Commerce without morality. Science without humanity. Worship without sacrifice. Politics without principles. Seven Deadly Sins - Ghandi 

~ Talents -It does not matter how many talents we have, what matters is how we use them. -Paul H. Dunn

~ Thoughts - Misc - Find Author

To handle yourself, use your head; To handle others, use your heart.
Anger is only one letter short of danger. If someone betrays you once, it is his fault; If he betrays you twice, it is your fault
Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.
He who loses money, loses much; He, who loses a friend, loses much more; He, who loses faith, loses all.
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, But beautiful old people are works of art.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.
When you start to dream in detail, it becomes planning.
Be content with little, but wish for more.
Only wise people know when to say; I don't know.
A sharp mind and a sharp tongue seldom go together.
You are poor when your only wealth is money.
One way to make money is to stop wasting it.
Pay less attention to what people say and more attention to what they do.
To share with a friend is to see twice the beauty.
It is better to ask some of the questions than to know all of the answers.
Always forgive your enemies, nothing annoys them as much!
"When promulgating your esoteric cogitations or articulating your superficial sentamentalities, beware of thesbian bombast and asinine affectations"
A touch of difficulty gives a little muscle to life -- provied we have the backbone to meet it.
We often hear there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. What we rarely hear is how few find it. The rainbow is ours for the seeing, but the gold - is ours only through quest.
I like the fiction; I love the facts; I value both, but not as equals.

~ Trials - Paul Mcartny I saw a show where they ask Paul Mcartny if he wished he could write songs like Lennon and he said "No, that would mean i would have to have a lot of trials to be able to understand and write deep things" I thought that was an interesting insight.

~ Wisdom/ Riches - D&C 6:7, 11:7 Seek not for riches but for wisdom, and behold the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto you and then shall you be made rich. behold he that hath eternal life is right. D&C 6:7, 11:7  ~  A word to the wise is unnecessary. ~La Rouchefoucauld~ *^*^*^*^*

~ Words - James Joyce ` `Why is it that words like these seem to me so dull and cold? Is it because there is no word tender enough to be your name?" ~ The Dead ~ "Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind." -Rudyard Kipling, on Language   ~"A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of." * Burt Bacharach (b. 1929) U.S. composer

~ Writing/Language-

My Quotes:

**My Quotes**
Marsha Steed

1 - The only thing that separates the winners from the losers in life . . . is the final score. - M Steed

2 - Search for the innocence in the crazy things I do and I'll remember the innocence in you. ---<--{© M Steed

3 - Beware of burying yourself in 'Busy'. - ---<--{© M Steed

4 - People talk about things until they don't need to talk about them anymore. - ---<--{© M Steed

5 - It is a beautiful thing, not to be forgotten... but exquisite pleasure to be remembered. - ---<--{© M Steed

6 - I have no grand illusions as to my worth to others. . . only in the grand scheme of things am I intrinsic to the heartbeat of the universe. ---<--{© M Steed

7 - "Do unto others, doesn't mean... Do to others what they have done to you."
---<--{© M Steed

8 - "I want someone, with Scintillating conversation; dashing good looks; A heart of gold; benevolence and a bag of money. I'm easy to please."---<--{© M Steed

9 - "When there are heroes to come to aid, the weak breathe sighs of long oppression, the fair maidens blush and the timid are protected. . . " ---<--{© M Steed

10 - ~Intelligence isn't only knowing things... any more than wisdom is merely information. ~--<--{© M Steed

11 - "Too many learn nothing, because they 'understand' too soon."---<--{© M Steed


12 - "The opinions of those that matter... matter. The opinions of those that don't.... don't. " ~ ---<--{© M Steed

13 - "May those who you care for know it. . . and those who care for you show it. . . " ---<--{© M Steed

14 - "Anything we can't explain becomes 'magic'... when we don't understand it... and 'science' when we do." ---<--{© M Steed

15 - " I've learned that most listeners are through before most speakers are." ---<--{© M Steed

16 -" Practice doesn't make Perfect. Perfect Practice makes Perfect."---<--{© M Steed

17 - "Communication with only one participant... isn't." ---<--{© M Steed

18 - "What our mind creates, Our soul believes." ~ ---<--{© M Steed
19 - "Scars tell the stories of our lives." ---<--{© M Steed

20 - ~"Real Things Return" ~---<--{© M Steed

21 - "People see things their way,. until you show them yours."---<--{© M Steed

22 - "Healing begins, only when you stop bludgeoning yourself with 'shoulds'" ---<--{© M Steed

23 - "Do good things, get good things. Do bad things, get bad things. . . but not always." - ---<--{© M Steed

24 - -"Forward, is forward. . . no matter how small." ---<--{© M Steed

25 - "Sometimes it isn't about what is being said, but who is saying it and why they feel they need to. "---<--{© M Steed

26 - -"Life isn't measured in what we do, or do not do, but who we are becoming. .. "---<--{© M Steed

27 - Those who can speak, but don't. Those who can read, but do not, and those who have talent, and share not, are no better off than the dumb, the illiterate or the fool.
---<--{© M Steed

28 - We don't overcome temptation, we simply decide not to be overcome. . . by it. ---<--{© M Steed

29 -
Love... is but an action of loving, with delicate words only the tips of strong branches of service and the thick immobile trunk of trust. . .
---<--{© M Steed

30 - In our silence we speak. Beware that what is understood is what we intended to say. ---<--{© M Steed

31 - With no expectations, comes a lack of intimacy. That is the nature of the beast. With intimacy, comes vulnerability... and expectations. ---<--{© M Steed

32 - Search for the innocence in the crazy things I do and I'll remember the innocence in you.

---<--{© M Steed

33 - Writers read; Reader's appreciated and Input adored. ---<--{© M Steed

34 - Who you are does not come from what you do, or even what others think of you, but what you know of yourself---<--{© M Steed

35 - Life isn't a test. . . . It is a puzzle! ---<--{© M Steed ((There is always someone who hides one piece, and some get dropped on the floor... and others lost in a sea of pieces not yet sorted through, or. . . sorted through and missed.
*My Quotes 2
36 - Life moves too swiftly at times, tomorrow comes before we are finished with today. ---<--{ © Marsha Steed
37 - We don't pray to God inform Him of anything He doesn't already know, we pray so that we can know, what we already know. . .---<--{ © Marsha Steed
38 - Sometimes the hand of God. . . is one half the size of our own.---<--{ © Marsha Steed
39 -Hurt comes from hurting

**My Quotes 2

36 - Life moves too swiftly at times, tomorrow comes before we are finished with today.
---<--{ © Marsha Steed

37 - We don't pray to God inform Him of anything He doesn't already know, we pray so that we can know, what we already know. . .---<--{ © Marsha Steed

38 - Sometimes the hand of God. . . is one half the size of our own.
---<--{ © Marsha Steed

39 -Hurt comes from hurting.
---<--{ © Marsha Steed

40 - Getting what you want is not the same as getting what you need.
---<--{ © Marsha Steed

41-People don't say what needs to be said, they say what they want to be heard. --<--{ © Marsha Steed

42 - Everyone is average to someone. . . and everyone is astonishing to someone. ---<--{ © Marsha Steed

43 - Those who fear, accuse. ---<--{ © Marsha Steed

44 - Honey, as long as I'm alive, no one has seen my best because it ain't been produced yet. . . . . . .
---<--{ © Marsha Steed

45 - Some things say more when they aren't said
---<--{© Marsha Steed

46 -Fear = False Expectations of Assumed Reality
---<--{© Marsha Steed

47 - In a world of "today" . . . 'Always' is precious.
---<--{© Marsha Steed

48 -Everything looks different through the telescope of time.
---<--{ © Marsha Steed

49 what we 'make' time for is more revealing than what we 'wish' we had time for.- ---<--{ © Marsha Steed

50- Smother me not in the thick woolen blanket of disinterest, but lullaby me, enfolded in a tenderly stitched quilt of "more"
---<--{ © Marsha Steed

51 ~ A place that doesn't intersect, can't connect its thread bearers.
---<--{ © Marsha Steed

51- There is power also in stillness. Anticipation along with repose. It is a rare moment when spirit and nature slip instead of collide into a day.
---<--{ © Marsha Steed

52- Honor, integrity fully dressed.
---<--{ © Marsha Steed

53- The realization that I do not know. . . what I do not know, for most of us is a lot. . . but for those who seek wisdom. . . is more.
---<--{ © Marsha Steed

54- Don't 'correlate' yourselves into a corner. ( don't mistake the scaffolding for the soul - lds leader) ---<--{ © Marsha Steed

55- "When" . . . is just about as sad as, "I should have''
---<--{ © Marsha Steed

56 - People don't want to be fixed. They only want to be understood, and allowed to feel. ---<--{ © Marsha Steed

57 - "You dream. . . what your soul hungers for. Hunger doesn't go away by starvation."
---<--{© Marsha Steed

58- "Can you be held accountable for what you can't remember, or what you can not forget?"
---<--{ © Marsha Steed

59 ~ "Humor is when all laugh, not just those looking in." ---<--{ © Marsha Steed

60~ "Your attitude is about the only thing you are entirely in charge of. ---<--{ © Marsha Steed

61 - "I"m an optimistic pessimist. I plan for the worst and hope for the best."
---<--{ © Marsha Steed

62 - "Mercurial is she, who finds herself a liquid in life's measured chalice. "
---<--{ © Marsha Steed


63 - "Words from one set of lips don't mean the same as the exact words from another set."
---<--{ © Marsha Steed


64 - "Offer first what you believe you want most. You may not get it, but in the offering you'll soon know if that is truly what you desire."
---<--{ © Marsha Steed


65 - "Perfection doesn't mean flawless. . . just complete. . . You can be complete, and not finished. "---<--{ © Marsha Steed


66 - "allow each moment to dictate itself, under a foundation of personal ideals and integrity."---<--{ © Marsha Steed


67 - "There is no surprise there is contention in the world, the miracle is that men are kind and generous in a world of self indulgence and discontent."
---<--{ © Marsha Steed


68 - "Don't let busyness steal your joy."
---<--{ © Marsha Steed

69 - I've found that most 'change' is nothing more than an unveiling of what already was. --<--{ © Marsha Steed
70 - I've learned that sometimes when you let go, your connection grows tighter. MSteed

**My Quotes 3

71 - On Pain - When you are hurting, it seems that nothing can fill your empty cup. Pain comes with loving, I've learned that. Separation is one of the hardest things there is, when it comes to those we care for. Still. . . it is also true that without the depth of that caring, there would be no pain. Like you I imagine, I'll take the pain and be grateful for the loving that deepened it. - MSteed 7/2003

72 - Funny how your own space has a way of making peace accessible. ~MSteed


73 - The Fortunate soul is born rich. The Joyfilled soul is born poor, and finds richness in it. ---<--{@MSteed


74 - Marsha: the best sermon is one that someone gives themselves. The best preacher, is one who can inspire that.---<--{@MSteed

75 - When I feel. . . I write. When I think, I write. . . I write a lot.

76 - Everything we do matters. . . I expect it is just a question of to what degree. . . and in what way.

77 - Emptying and stillness are as much a part of being as is the doing. ---<--{@.MSteed

78 - “My conclusion is simply that it is not a single principle or any simple answer at all that makes or breaks a life. It is only determination to rise from every fall, and to keep believing that you will.”
(Maureen, If only the law of chastity......, . ---<--{@MSteed

79 - I only know, . . . that I can not understand another's pain, I can only feel with them, the measure of its echoes.---<--{@MSteed

80 - Success doesn't come to those who CAN, it comes to those who DO. ---<--{@.MSteed

81 - Life isn't perfect, but it is an adventure. ---<--{@MSteed
"Nice' is not necessarily the same as 'Good". ---<--{@MSteed

82 - Perhaps, the candle that burns the
brightest, goes dim as quickly. ---<--{@.MSteed

83 - Sometimes opening your eyes is the best way to see again. ---<--{@MSteed

84 - I've found that it is easier to have no shoes. . . if you have someone willing to simply say, "Yes, it really is difficult without shoes." It changes nothing, but yet. . . everything. You know? ---<--{@MSteed

85 - Truth is left by the wayside by 'knowledge'. ---<--{@MSteed

86 - Seeing. . . is the beginning to understanding.

87 - Understanding, is the beginning of communication.

88 - Communication is the beginning of change. --<--{@MSteed

89 - Appreciating something makes it magical. People or things. --<--{@MSteed

90 - If we could only get past what we ARE NOT. . . we may actually smile at how very much we ARE. --<--{@MSteed

91 - Longing for something isn't a bad thing in my understanding. Only when that longing keeps you from enjoying the beauty and joy that you DO have, does it become a stumbling block. --<--{@MSteed

92 - If you count the delights instead of the irritations, you get joy instead of aggrevation. --<--{@MSteed

93 - It is my humble opinion. . . that the Lord works with our willingness. If we are willing to listen and to act on whatever it is that HE sees as good for us, more of it will come to us. If we are not. . . like myself as a parent. . . I pretty much pull back until my child is willing to listen to what I've already given him. --<--{@MSteed

94 - The only true sins are the ones you don't repent of. --<--{@MSteed


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