Adam Lindsay Gordon quotes

  • There comes a point in your life when you realize: Who matters, Who never did, Who won't anymore, And who always will. So, don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.
    -- Adam Lindsay Gordon

    #Past #People #Worry

  • Question not, but live and labour Till yon goal be won, Helping every feeble neighbor, Seeking help from none; Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone, Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in your own.
    -- Adam Lindsay Gordon

    #Life #Kindness #Two

  • I would live the same life over if I had to live again, And the chances are I go where most men go.
    -- Adam Lindsay Gordon

    #Life #Men #Chance

  • Don't worry about people from your past there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.
    -- Adam Lindsay Gordon

    #Past #People #Worry

  • In a thousand years we shall all forget The things that trouble us now.
    -- Adam Lindsay Gordon

    #Years #Forget #Trouble

  • For good undone, and gifts misspent, and resolutions vain
    -- Adam Lindsay Gordon

    #Death #Resolution #Vain

  • Life is mostly froth and bubble
    -- Adam Lindsay Gordon

    #Life #Life Is #Bubbles

  • I would that with sleepy, soft embraces The sea would fold mewould find me rest In luminous shades of her secret places, In depths where her marvels are manifest; So the earth beneath her should not discover My hidden couchnor the heaven above her As a strong love shielding a weary lover, I would have her shield me with shining breast.
    -- Adam Lindsay Gordon

    #Strong #Sea #Shining

  • Often we want people to pray for us and help us, but we always defeat our object when we look too much to them and lean upon them. The true secret of union is for both to look upon God, and in the act of looking past themselves to Him they are unconsciously united.

  • Any city may have one period of magnificence, like Boston or New Orleans or San Francisco, but it takes a real one to keep renewing itself until the past is perennially forgotten.

  • What we have done in the past is not sufficient now to prepare our youth.

  • The experience you’ve had may be unwanted, may amount to nothing but damage and waste, but experience has substance, is factual, authoritative, lives on in your past and affects your present, whatever you attempt to do about it.

  • Find a need and fill it. Successful businesses are founded on the needs of people.

  • To worry is to acknowledge that the world is unpredictable, and there is power in understanding one's own powerlessness at times. But too often worry takes on life of its own. Men are quite prone to this. They'll plague themselves with so many 'what if's and 'if only's that they soon forget to ponder the true possibilities before them. Which inevitably lead to poor decisions. Whatever happens will happen. Sometimes we have say over the future. Sometimes we don't. Either way, worrying alone never accomplishes anything.

  • Film doesn't have to worry. Movies are awesome. There's no war going on, theaters aren't going to lose.

  • It's an organic thing that I try not to analyze too much, because I worry that it will go away.

  • Every time we interact with another person at work, we have a choice to make: do we try to claim as much value as we can, or contribute value without worrying about what we receive in return?

  • Maybe a first love exists to reaffirm the best parts of yourself, the choices you made when you didn't worry about the consequences. Maybe a first love exists to remind you to be brave in the moment, to stand up for your feelings, instead of shrinking back in the face of potential loneliness.