Inky Calligraphy

(a.k.a. Cornerstone Calligraphy)

by Bernard Parkin


List of Bookmarks

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1   An immaculate house is the sign of a wasted life. 

2 Love is not finding someone you can live with...

       Love is finding someone you cannot live without. 

3 Lord, grant me patience, but hurry!

Happiness is not having everything you want, but wanting everything you have. 

Love is like the five loaves & two fishes:

       It doesn’t start to multiply until you give it away. 

Turn your face to the sun & the shadows fall behind you. (Maori proverb) 

  Rather light a candle than complain about the darkness. (Chinese pvb)

10  The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. (Lao-Tse)

14  The difference between a flower & a weed is a judgement.

15 Don’t worry about a thing, ‘cause every little thing’s going to be all right.   

        (Bob Marley)

16  Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans. 

        (John Lennon)

18  God grant me the SERENITY... * (The Serenity Prayer)

19 The greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing ...

         only a person who risks is free. * (To Risk Nothing)

21  One night I had a dream .*. carried you. (Footprints) 

23 You’re never ready for what you have to do:

         You just do it. That makes you ready.

24  It takes both rain & sunshine to make a rainbow. 

25  PEACE starts with a smile (Mother Teresa) 

27 Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from         themselves. (J M Barrie)

33 How beautiful it is to do nothing, & then to rest afterward.  (Spanish         Proverb) 

39 There’s nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with         CHOCOLATE. 

40 The BEST ANTIQUE is an old friend. 

42 If a man could be crossed with a cat, it would improve the man,

        but deteriorate the cat. (Mark Twain) 

43 I should like to be the kind of person my DOG thinks I am.

45 AGE:  All this talk about age is foolish. When I’m a year older, everyone         else is too (Gloria Swanson)

46 AGE is mostly a matter of mind:

         if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter (Mark Twain)

47 You are the sunshine of my life.                                         

48 The best & most beautiful things in life are felt with the heart (H. Keller) 

49 Home is where the CAT is. 

100 Life is short.  Eat your PUDDING first. 

101 Dogs leave PAWPRINTS on our hearts.

102 A TEACHER  takes a hand, opens a mind, touches a heart. 

103 To TEACH is to touch a life for ever. 

104  FRIENDSHIP isn’t a big thing; it’s a million little things. 

105  A HUG is the best gift; one size fits all, & they’re easy to exchange. 

106  Aim for the moon - even if you miss, you may land among the stars. 

107  Mum knows a lot, but GRANDMA knows everything!

108  Always my MOTHER, forever my FRIEND 

109  Always my DAUGHTER, forever my FRIEND. 

110  Take revenge.  Live long enough to be a problem to your children. 

111  GRANDMAS are antique little girls. 

112  Grandads are recycled little boys. 

113  MOTHERS hold our hands a while, our hearts for ever.

114  Always my SISTER, forever my FRIEND. 

115  Always my FATHER, forever my FRIEND. 

116  Always my SON, forever my FRIEND. 

117  True FRIENDS are like good BOOKS. They may not always be with         you, but you know where they are when you need them.

118 Work like you don’t need the money.  Love like you’ve never been hurt.         Dance like nobody’s watching. Sing like nobody’s listening. Live like         it’s heaven on earth.

119 A NURSE is an angel in sensible shoes. 

120 You don’t stop playing because you grow old.

         You grow old because you stop playing.

121 I wish I was a GLOW WORM, A glow worm’s never glum

        Cos how can you be grumpy when the sun shines out your bum?

123 You are thought of with love & remembered in prayer. 

124 FOOTBALL (much more important a matter than life and death) * Bill         Shankly 

127 Insanity is hereditary - you get it from your children. 

128 YORKSHIRE MOTTO - see all, hear all … if tha does owt for nowt ..*

129 FRIENDS are like ANGELS. You don’t need to see them to know they         are there. 

130  Make God Laugh: Tell Him your plans.

131 The work will wait for you to show your child a RAINBOW.

           The rainbow won’t wait for your work…*

133 What is DEATH…Death is nothing at all…(Scott Holland) *

134 Life is not how fast you run or how high you climb: it’s about how well         you bounce (Australian saying)

135 Behind every successful man stands an astonished mother!

137 Forget your troubles and dance. (Bob Marley)

138 Approach love & cooking with reckless abandon. (Dalai Lama)

139 Wait patiently, pray tenderly, forgive generously.

140 Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery. Today is a gift—That’s         why it’s called the Present

141 Four wheels good; Two wheels better.

142 An Irish Blessing (May the road rise with you…) *

143 There is only one way to know a hill… *(AW)

144 Give me a map to look at… *(AW)

145 No man ever came down from the hills…* (AW)

146 Mountain climbing is an epitome of life…* (AW)

147 There’s no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing (AW)

148 Walking is man’s best medicine. (Hippocrates)

149 All truly great thoughts are conceived when walking. (F Nietzsche)

150 May your feet take you where your heart wants to go.

155 The mountains are calling and I must go. (J Muir)

156 Everywhere is within walking distance, if you have the time.

157 The best view comes after the hardest climb. 

50 And God shall wipe away all tears .*. 

         former things have passed away. (RStJ21,4)

51 With God all things are possible. (Mat 19, 26) 

52 Be still & know that I am God. (Ps 46, 10) 

53 The Lord is my refuge & my fortress, my God in whom I trust. (Ps 91,2)

54 Do not be afraid, I will be with you to protect you. (Jere 1,8)

56 The Fruit of the Spirit is Love, ..*.. Self-Control. (Gal 5,22-23)

62 Love one another, because love comes from God. (1 John 4,7)

63 I will be with you always (Mat 28,20) 

64 Behold, I make all things new (Revelation of St John 21,5)





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