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Quotations for Sweetest Day
Sweetest Day — celebrated on the third Saturday in October — began as Candy Day, a commercial holiday, and has broadened into a special day in which you make the lives of people around you sweeter by showing love and kindness — with thoughtful words, good deeds, or small gifts, most especially candy or other sweets. You can give to family, friends, workers, and even to strangers who could use a touch of cheer or kindness. —ღ Terri
Sweets to the sweet! ~William Shakespeare, Hamlet, c.1600 [V, 1, Gertrude]
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~Leo F. Buscaglia, "Making love felt," Born for Love: Reflections on Loving, 1992
How beautiful a day can be
When kindness touches it!
~George Elliston, Cinderella Cargoes, 1929
Kindness is the greatest wisdom. ~Author unknown
There's nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with chocolate. ~Linda Grayson, unverified
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness. ~Seneca
Sometimes you just need a hug and a cookie. ~© Bil Keane, Inc., 2015, FamilyCircus.com
Mike Teavee: Why is everything here completely pointless?
Charlie Bucket: Candy doesn't have to have a point. That's why it's candy.
~Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, 2005, based on book by Roald Dahl, 1964, screenplay by John August
I’m no foreign policy expert, but I hypothesize that the key to world peace could very well be a good batch of cookies. ~Keith Wynn, @ravenrhapsodies, tweet, 2018
...that best portion of a good man's life,
His little, nameless, unremembered acts
Of kindness and of love...
~William Wordsworth, 1798
Some people are so much sunshine to the square inch. ~Author unknown
If instead of a gem, or even of a flower, we could cast the gift of a lovely thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving, as the angels... must give. ~George MacDonald
It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice. ~Author unknown
How far that little candle throws his beams!
So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
~William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice, c.1596 [V, 1, Portia]
For every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action... ~James Russell Lowell, "Rousseau and the Sentimentalists," 1867
...we can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasure... ~Thornton Wilder
Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is. ~Author unknown
If the world seems cold to you,
Kindle fires to warm it!...
~Lucy Larcom, "Three Old Saws," 1868
In the cookies of life, friends are the chocolate chips. ~Author unknown
A hug is a great gift — one size fits all, and it's easy to exchange. ~Author unknown
If human nature is the highest nature to man, then practically also the highest and first law must be the love of man to man. Homo homini Deus est:— this is the great practical principle:— this is the axis on which revolves the history of the world. ~Ludwig Feuerbach, The Essence of Christianity, 1843, translated from the German by Marian Evans, 1855
Make cookies, not war. ~Internet meme
If you eat the whole cake without cutting it into slices, then technically you've only had one piece. ~Author unknown
My thoughts are free to go anywhere, but it's surprising how often they head in your direction. ~Author Unknown
One true friend adds more to our happiness than a thousand enemies add to our unhappiness. ~Marie Dubsky, Freifrau von Ebner-Eschenbach (1830–1916), translated by Mrs Annis Lee Wister, 1882
When you can't find the silver lining, look for the chocolate lining. ~Cathy Guisewite, "Scenes From Isolation," @cathygwite, Instagram post, 2020, www.cathyguisewite.com
Someone remembers, someone cares;
Your name is whispered in someone’s prayers.
A true friend is for ever a friend. ~George MacDonald, The Marquis of Lossie, 1877
Have you had a kindness shown,
Pass it on...
~Rev. Henry Burton, "Pass It On," 1898
Kind deeds are like blossoms blown by the summer wind. They bring sweet fragrance and their fruitage is love. ~Ouina (Cora L. V. Scott Richmond), given through her Medium "Water Lily," "Flowers from My Garden," Ouina's Canoe, 1882
A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.
Friends are kisses blown to us by angels. ~Author unknown
There are few things that are more beautifully infectious than true kindness. It spreads like a magnificent wildfire. ~Keith Wynn, @ravenrhapsodies, tweet, 2017
A hundred hearts would be too few
To carry all my love for you.
Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind. ~Henry James
Friends are like sprinkles on the cupcake of life. ~Author unknown
When you're happy, I'm happy. When you're sad, I'm sad. When you're lonely, call me! ~Author unknown
That life is to my liking which is made up of little deeds, little sacrifices, little kindnesses. ~Birthday letter quoted in J.R. Macduff, Birthdays, 1893
Friendship is like a rainbow between two hearts. ~Author unknown
Kind people are the best kind of people. ~Author unknown
Research tells us that fourteen out of any ten individuals like chocolate. ~Sandra Boynton, Chocolate: The Consuming Passion, 1982, sandraboynton.com
One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind. ~Malayan proverb
Believe me... your fair discourse hath been as sugar,
Making the hard way sweet and delectable...
...a weary way ...sweetened with... hope...
And... your noble company.
~William Shakespeare, Richard II, c.1595 [II, 3, Earl of Northumberland]
Without love, what are we worth? Eighty-nine cents! Eighty-nine cents worth of chemicals walking around lonely. ~M*A*S*H, "Love Story," 1973, written by Laurence Marks [S1, E14, Hawkeye]
If I had a single flower for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden. ~Claudia Adrienne Grandi, 1992 [Thank you, quoteinvestigator.com! —tg]
Kind hearts are the gardens,
Kind thoughts are the roots,
Kind words are the blossoms,
Kind deeds are the fruits.
~19th century rhyme used in primary schools
If today you can't be anything else to anybody, you can be the passing stranger who nodded hello. ~Robert Brault, rbrault.blogspot.com
Kindness, like a boomerang, always returns. ~Author unknown
Candy Day... That was issued for the purpose of sweetening this embittered world, was it? ~James K. Vardaman, 1917
This Saturday will be celebrated all over the country as "Candy Day." At the time of the convention of the Candy Manufacturers' Association, held in Detroit last June, it was decided to set aside one day each year when the candy retailer would decorate his windows in honor of the occasion and have a special sale of candies. The day will be known as "the sweetest day of the year" and Board of Commerce members are urged to benefit both the candy-makers and the doctors by eating more candy than usual. ~"Business Briefs," The Detroiter, 1916
published 2004 Feb 6
revised 2021 Sep 17
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