My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wyoming, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

Please check out the labels on the right side for articles. The header tabs at the top are a work in progress.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Top Ten -- Sayings

My grandmother collected sayings, she cut them out of magazines and pasted them into a little notebook. I tend to cut them out, or write them on scraps of paper, and save them in several places. A few months ago, I believe Greta wrote some of hers in her Greta's Genealogy Bog (I can't locate the post, Greta, please give me the link), and now I have decided to do it as well. There are now more than ten below, and the list may grow.


If you like, you may write your own favorite sayings in the comments section.


"Don't let the minute spoil the hour."  Ted Joans


"Always tell the truth--it's the easiest thing to remember."  David Mamet


"Things only have the value that you give them." - Moliere


"Some things don't mean anything."  Jeffrey D. Bernhard


"Any knowledge that doesn't lead to new questions quickly dies out."  Jean-Marie Gustave de Clezio


"Our beginnings never know our ends."  Harold Pinter


"Happiness is the one thing in our lives others cannot bring." Andre Acinan


"Statistics are no substitutes for judgment."  Henry Clay


"No one can afford to assume that someone else will solve their problems."  The Dalai Lama


"The majority prove their worth by keeping busy. A busy life is the nearest thing to a purposeful life."  Eric Hoffer


"The secret of creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."  Albert Einstein (via Ivanka Trump / Twitter)


"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library."  Jorge Luis Borges

4 comments:

Carol said...

I just love your Top 10, anything! :-)

Greta Koehl said...

Oh - I don't think I had an article with sayings (then again, I can't absolutely swear to that ... memory is not what it used to be!). Anyway, I like the idea of paradise as a library. One with a genealogy room, please.

Barbara said...

Heather Rojo wrote: I love the last one! I could spend eternity in a library, easily! Also, here's one of my favorite quotes: “It's human nature to want to figure things out.”

Barbara said...

From Carol Stevens: Chinese proverb: "To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root."