Quotes | Entrepreneur, Business Woman | Aileen Brazeau

Quotes | Entrepreneur, Business Woman | Aileen Brazeau

Happy Valentine’s Day!

The thing to do, it seems to me, is to prepare yourself so you can be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud.

Somebody who may not look like you. May not call God the same name you call God – if they call God at all.

I may not dance your dances or speak your language. But be a blessing to somebody. That’s what I think.

Maya Angelou

 Happy Valentine's Day! from Aileen Brazeau



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About Aging

“You can’t reach old age by another man’s road. My habits protect my life but they would assassinate you.”

~Mark Twain


“Long gone are the days when hospital stays and surgeries made up the bulk of seniors’ annual medical expenses.”

~Jim Gerlach


“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”

~ Abraham Lincoln


“You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.”

~Anouk Aimee


“There is no old age. There is, as there always was, just you.”

~Carol Matthau


“The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.”

~Frank Lloyd Wright


“Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. ”

~Franz Kafka


“Everyone is the age of their heart.”

~Guatemalan Proverb


“Age has whitened the hair of some men while leaving their hearts unaffected, which remain fresh and young and beat just as strongly for every good and beautiful thing. ”

~Ludoviko Zamenhof


“You’re never too old to become younger.”

~Mae West


“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.”

~Mark Twain


“I am not young enough to know everything.”

~Oscar Wilde


“The years teach much which the days never knew.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson


“When you have loved as she has loved, you grow old beautifully.”

~W. Somerset Maugham

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About Friendship

“One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.”



“Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.”

~Muhammad Ali


“Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.”



“I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.”

~Thomas A. Edison


“But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.”

~Thomas Jefferson


“When a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.”

~Edward W. Howe


“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.”

~Henri Nouwen


“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.”

~Saint Thomas Aquinas




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About Compassion

“The act of compassion begins with full attention, just as rapport does. You have to really see the person. If you see the person, then naturally empathy arises. If you tune into the other person, you feel with them. If empathy arises, and if that person is in dire need, then empathic concern can come. You want to help them, and then that begins a compassionate act. Compassion begins with attention.”
~Daniel Goleman


“Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back.”
~Arthur Rubinstein


“Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.”

~Benjamin Disraeli


“To care for anyone else enough to make their problems one’s own, is ever the beginning of one’s real ethical development.”
~Felix Adler


“Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.”


“A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.”
~Abraham Joshua Heschel


“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
~Albert Einstein

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About Kindness

“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.” 

~Jesse Jackson


“A fellow who does things that count, doesn’t usually stop to count them.” 

~Albert Einstein ( a variation)


“Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.”

~Samuel Johnson


How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong.  Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. 

~George Washington Carver


“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”



“Six essential qualities that are the key to success: Sincerity, personal integrity, humility, courtesy, wisdom, charity.”

~William Menninger


“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”

~Albert Schweitzer


“When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person, you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him; and you are torn by the thought of the unhappiness and night you cast, by the mere fact of living, in the hearts you encounter.”

~Albert Camus


“No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.”

~Amelia Earhart


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