D. Smith: Crack a smile and the whole world smiles with you

Quotes from famous people to keep our day light and filled with fun.

To laugh is to remain young inside and out.

 

There are some wonderful quotes from many author’s who are no longer with us—other than in our memory.

Mother Teresa: “Let us not use bombs and guns to overcome the world. Let us use love and compassion. Peace begins with a smile—smile five times a day at someone you don’t really want to smile at all—do it for peace. So let us radiate peace…and extinguish in the world and in the hearts of all men all hatred and love for power.”

Comedian Red Skelton: “No matter what your heartache may be, laughing helps you forget it for a few seconds.”

Comedian George Burns: “People are always asking me when I’m going to retire. Why should I? I’ve got it good two ways—I’m still making movies and I’m a senior citizen, so I can see myself at half price.”

Philanthropist Bernard Baruch: “Old age is always 15 years older than I am.”

Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor: “I never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back… I’m an excellent housekeeper. Every time I get a divorce, I keep the house. ”

Actress Mae West: “It’s better to be looked over than overlooked.”

Actress Lucille Ball: “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age.”

Actor Maurice Chevalier: “Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternatives.”

Author Mark Twain: “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”

Comedian Bill Cosby:  “A word to the wise ain’t necessary. It’s the stupid ones who need the advice.”

Comedian Dennis Miller: “In a nutshell, just be good and kind to your children, because not only are they the future of the world, but they are the ones who can eventually sign you into the home.”

Comedian Tim Allen: “Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we’ve always had: Work or prison.”

Comedian Ellen DeGeneres: “In the beginning, there was nothing. God said, ‘Let there be light!’ And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.”

Oprah Winfrey: “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”

Advice columnist Ann Landers: “Nobody gets to live life backwards, look ahead; that is where your future lies.”

Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson: “Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.”

Comedian Phyllis Diller: “Maybe it’s true that life begins at 50, but everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out.”

Comedian Billy Crystal: “By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he’s too old to go anywhere.”

Comedian Bob Hope: “I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything until noon. Then it’s time for my nap.”

Winston Churchill: “Don’t worry about avoiding temptation…as you grow older, it will avoid you.”

Irish proverb:  “May you get all your wishes but a single, so you usually have something to strive for.”

Irish blessing: “May the road rise up to meet you, might the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And till we meet once again, may God hold you in the hollow of His hand.”

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