“What day is it?”
“It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
“My favorite day,” said Pooh.

Promise me you’ll always remember:
You’re braver than you believe,
and stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.

“Sometimes”, said Pooh,
“the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”

How do you spell ‘love’?” – Piglet
“You don’t spell it…you feel it.” – Pooh

Some people care too much.
I think it’s called love.

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.

If you live to be a hundred,
I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.

 A.A. Milne – Winnie the Pooh



Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long,
difficult words but rather short, easy words like
“What about lunch?

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last,
“what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”
“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.

If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient.
It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.

Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and
lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you,
you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.

Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along,
listening to all the things you can’t hear,
and not bothering.

“It’s snowing still,” said Eeyore gloomily.
“So it is.”
“And freezing.”
“Is it?”
“Yes,” said Eeyore. “However,” he said, brightening up a little,
“we haven’t had an earthquake lately.”

A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.

 A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh



Museum of Childhood
The Christopher Robin Story Book showing the Winnie-the-Pooh characters at the Enchanted Place. Drawn and signed by E. H. Shepard, about 1928


A quotation is a handy thing to have about,
saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself.

The things that make me different are the things that make me.

If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together…
there is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.
But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart…
I’ll always be with you.

You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes.

Just because an animal is large, it doesn’t mean he doesn’t want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.

“I don’t see much sense in that,” said Rabbit.
“No,” said Pooh humbly, “there isn’t.
But there was going to be when I began it.
It’s just that something happened to it along the way.”

Pay attention to where you are going
because without meaning you might get nowhere.

 A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh




If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together..
There is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
And smarter than you think.
But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart…
I’ll always be with you.
– Winnie the Pooh

I’ll lean on you and you lean on me and we’ll be okay.
Dave Matthews Band


A friend is someone
who gives you total freedom to be yourself –
and especially to feel, or not feel.
Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment
is fine with them.
That’s what real love amounts to –
letting a person be what he really is.
Jim Morrison



When we honestly ask ourselves
which person in our lives means the most us,
we often find that it is those who,
instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures,
have chosen rather to share our pain and
touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand.
The friend who can be silent with us
in a moment of despair or confusion,
who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement,
who can tolerate not knowing, not curing,
not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness,
that is a friend who cares.

Henri Nouwen



We are all in the gutter,
but some of us are looking at the stars.
Oscar Wild

At times our own light goes out and
is rekindled by a spark from another person.
Each of us has cause to think
with deep gratitude of those
who have lighted the flame within us.
Albert Schweitzer

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