Claudine’s Philosophical Notes

After my mother passed away, my father came across an old notebook of quotations, poems and quotes that she kept. I found a lot of them interesting in that they define the person she was.

Here are a few of the entries she made:

I shall not pass through this world again. If therefore, there be any 'kindness' I can show, or any 'good thing' I can do, let me do it now... for I shall not pass this way again.
To have enough to share, to know the joy of giving, to thrill with all the sweets of life, is living.
Learn as if you were to live forever, live as if you were to die tomorrow.
In the hour of adversity be not without hope, for crystal rain falls from black clouds.

Claudine's Philosophical Notes

Make it a rule of life never to regret, and, never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy. You can't build on it. It's only good for wallowing in.
Have Love. Not love alone for one, but man as man thy brother call; and scatter like the circling sun they charities on all.
After the tempest—calm, after the shadow—light, and the golden dawn breaks clearly. After the long, long night, after the rain, the sunshine, after the tears, the laughter—and when this life is over, “Life Eternal” follows after.
If you can't be a highway,
be a trail.
If you can't be a moon,
be a star.
Do your part well,
whatever you are.
I'd like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me;
I'd like to be the sort of help that you are always glad to be,
I'd like to mean as much to you each minute of the day:
As you have meant, good friend of mine to me along the way.
I'm wishing at this special time that I could but repay—
A portion of the gladness that you've strewn along my way;
If I could have but just one wish, this only would it be:
I'd like to be the sort of friend that you have been to me.