Poems of Life + Pithy Quotes

Poems of Life

I had the blues
Coz I had no shoes
Until I met on the street,
A man with no feet

Jon Bratton © 2008

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Learn from the mistakes of others
Keep them on your experience shelf

For you simply can't live long enough
To make them all yourself

Jon Bratton © 2012
(Based on sentiments of another unknown)

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When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.

When care is pressing you down a bit.
Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns.

And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out:
Don't give up though the pace seems slow
You may succeed with another blow.

Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
And you never can tell how close you are.
It may be near when it seems so far:

So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

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If you lose money, you lose much

Life's a tough call
If you lose a friend, you lose more
If you lose faith, you lose all

Jon Bratton © 2012

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If you don't find what you like, look on the bright side of life, smile coz it's better than frowning. The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up, and have happy thoughts by counting your blessings and not your cash.
Your visits to other websites presumably were enjoyable and as John Lennon once said "Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted". And remember, for every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
So hit the back button of life and return to this page because we have these for you. Where are they? You've just read them
But here's a couple more
Each day is a new canvas to paint upon. Make sure your picture is full of life and happiness, and at the end of the day you don't look at it and wish you had painted something different.
Finally, to be silly, it's always darkest before dawn.
So if you're going to steal the neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.

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Beginning today...
I'll welcome new experiences, meet new people
I'll make a fresh new start
I'll recognize perfection doesn't exist in an imperfect world.
I'll open up my mind and my heart

Beginning today...
I'm responsible for my own happiness
Through this beautiful world, I'll take a new path
I'll admire the wonders of nature, listen to my favorite music,
Pet a kitten, soak in a bubble bath

Beginning today..
I'll not worry about yesterday
It's gone..it's through
What's in the past will never change
Only I can change.. by choosing so to do

Beginning today...
I'll not worry about tomorrow
When it comes I'll deal with it, in my best way
But I cannot make the most of tomorrow
Without first making the most of today

Beginning today...
I'll take life one day at a time
From self-doubt I'll be freed
Discouragement won't taint my positive self-image,
Nor my desire to succeed

Beginning today...
I'll learn something new, try something different
I'll savor what life offers...to touch, hear, feel, see
I'll change what I can and the rest I'll let go
I'll strive to become the best me I can be

Beginning today...
I'll be a person worthy of my respect
I'll look in the mirror and like what I see
A capable person who I enjoy spending time with
Someone I'd like to know better...yes, Me!!

Beginning today....
And every day.

Jon Bratton © 2012
(Adapted from the work of someone else unknown)

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You will never plough a field if you only turn it over in your mind
Irish Proverb

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The best vitamin for making friends? B-1
Ain't that true and fair
If you don't care where you're going
Any road will get you there.

Nothing ruins the truth like stretching it

Don't throw mud...you'll lose ground.

A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks
This poem is getting profound

Your reputation is not raised by lowering others
Ideas won't work unless you do

Triumph is "umph" added to "try"
Get up if you want dreams to come true

Jumping to conclusions can be bad exercise

Carrying a grudge, is heavy work, without doubt
Have a backbone...not a wishbone
A turtle progresses by sticking its neck out

People don't fail, they give up
Instead of dusting off and climbing out the pits

Money talks but often just says, "Good-bye"

A quitter never wins... and a winner never quits

Jon Bratton © 2012

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Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,

If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something

For it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times.

During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations

Because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge

Because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes

They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary

Because it means you’ve made a difference.
It is easy to be thankful for the good things.

A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are

also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles

and they can become your blessings.

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Success comes in cans Failure comes in can'ts

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The tongue weighs practically nothing,

but so few people can hold it.

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Caution is not cowardly,
Carelessness is not courage.

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Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

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He who laughs, lasts.
Mary Pettibone Poole
(Good comma, that)


When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.


In the end, it's not going to matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away

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Life's too short to worry about life being too short

Cute Life Quotes

Buy land. They've stopped making it
Mark Twain


When you have a choice and don't make it, that in itself is a choice.

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Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia...Charles M. Schulz


If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn


Don't go for looks, they can deceive. Don't go for wealth, even that fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright


Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching.

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Fall seven times, stand up eight.


Love is what makes two people sit in the middle of a bench when there is plenty of room at both ends

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A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, "I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one. The other wolf is the loving, compassionate one. The grandson asked him, Which wolf will win the fight in your heart? The grandfather answered, The one I feed.


And finally,
If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again; it was probably worth it.

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