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John Ciardi Quotes

Let these quotes by John Ciardi help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

Related topics: Wisdom

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young,
the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
- John Ciardi

Every parent is at some time the father of the unreturned prodigal,
with nothing to do but keep his house open to hope.
- John Ciardi

You don't have to suffer to be a poet;
adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
- John Ciardi

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Modern art is what happens when painters stop looking
at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
- John Ciardi

It is easy enough to praise men for the courage of their convictions.
I wish I could teach the sad young of this mealy generation
the courage of their confusions.
- John Ciardi

A neighborhood is a residential area that is changing for the worse.
- John Ciardi

 

The reader deserves an honest opinion.
If he doesn't deserve it, give it to him anyhow.
- John Ciardi

Every game ever invented by mankind,
is a way of making things hard for the fun of it!
- John Ciardi

Gentility is what is left over from rich ancestors after the money is gone.
- John Ciardi

The Constitution gives every American the inalienable
right to make a damn fool of himself.
- John Ciardi

Written by a sponge dipped in warm milk and sprinkled with sugar.
- John Ciardi

The day will happen whether or not you get up.
- John Ciardi

The classroom should be an entrance into the world,
not an escape from it.
- John Ciardi

Poetry lies its way to the truth.
- John Ciardi

A university is what a college becomes when the faculty
loses interest in the students.
- John Ciardi

Intelligence recognizes what has happened.
Genius recognizes what will happen.
- John Ciardi

Nothing goes further toward a man's liberation than
the act of surviving his need for character.
- John Ciardi

What has any poet to trust more than the feel of the
thing? Theory concerns him only until he picks up his pen,
and it begins to concern him again as soon as he lays it down.
- John Ciardi

There is nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.
- John Ciardi

A dollar saved is a quarter earned.
- John Ciardi

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein PHOTO

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke PHOTO

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Good Endings precede Good Beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

A good head and a good heart
are always a formidable combination.
- Nelson Mandela

By having a reverence for life,
we enter into a spiritual relation with the world.
By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Not life, but good life,
is to be chiefly valued.
- Socrates

If being good isn't working - try being outrageous.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

He who wants to do good knocks at the gate:
he who loves finds the door open.
- Rabindranath Tagore

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

Although the world is full of suffering,
it is full also of the overcoming of it.
My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil,
but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good
and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good,
that it may prevail.
- Helen Keller

Farewell My Friend
It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
save the pain I'll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care...
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul...
The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life
I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me,
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad do think of me
for that's what I'll like
when you live in the hearts
of those you love, remember then
you never die.
- Gitanjali Ghei

It all comes to this:
the simplest way to be happy is to do good.
- Helen Keller

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- John D. Rockefeller

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer


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